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Eddie McFly

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June 28th 2011
25 Posts
FCPX Text Inspector broken?
by Jonathan Dortch 9 years ago
Been trying to poke around in this more tonight... Every time I add text to the timeline and try to use the inspector to modify text... seeing nothing. A few times it has popped up an inactive control
Re: FCPX Text Inspector broken?
by Eddie McFly 9 years ago
it's size is zero that's weird. it crashes as soon as you make a title and try to open the inspector i've noticed other posts of people crashing when they have a weird font or when using foreign langu
Strange selection behaviour when expanding audio / video
by Brendan Gibbons 9 years ago
Is anyone else experiencing strange selection behaviour when expanding audio video (ctrl+S) Let me explain what's happening to me... Sometimes, but not all the time, when expanding the audio video, th
Re: Strange selection behaviour when expanding audio / video
by Eddie McFly 9 years ago
just to doublecheck, you are on a supported system with the latest software updates http: www.apple.com finalcutpro specs if so, what is your system and os thanks
Few issues I came across this past week
by Taron Ghazaryan 9 years ago
I'm still trying to learn the new FCP but some missing features and bugs are driving me crazy. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 1. zooming out in the timeline has a mind of its own. Sometimes it
Re: Few issues I came across this past week
by Eddie McFly 9 years ago
Yeah that's crazy. I havent seen that yet, but it doesn't surprise me. Did you have a long complex timeline going on or something uber simple What were you doing at the time (if you can still remember
Use Proxy Files for some but not all clips
by Tony Silanskas 9 years ago
Sorry for the double post as I meant to post it in this forum: I have some 1080 60p footage that I want to edit into a 1080 30p timeline with some other 30p footage. All my 30p footage is native h.264
Re: Use Proxy Files for some but not all clips
by Eddie McFly 9 years ago
I get it now. My solution was for creating 3 versions of every clip like you mentioned doing earlier, but now I see you only want to make proxies for specific clips that don't' play in the timeline. I
Copying files when importing takes SO much time, why?
by Alberto Gastesi 9 years ago
I have imported some ProRes 422 files from my hardisk, and in the import dialog I check the "Copy files to Final Cut Events folder". Then in the background tasks the software takes long long time to f
Re: Copying files when importing takes SO much time, why?
by Eddie McFly 9 years ago
also, looks like background tasks are suspended when you skim or playback. so if you work normally, the copying should eventually complete during those bits of idle time when you're not reviewing your
Analysing material or segments on separate laptop or workstation
by Mark Dobson 9 years ago
I ve discovered a useful workaround for 2 people working on the same material. In order to not keep duplicating source files I do not normally import into FCP X but reference the files from a folder o
Re: Analysing material or segments on separate laptop or workstation
by Eddie McFly 9 years ago
Hi Mark, Where are you storing your media when you work on your main edit station On an external drive If so, you can duplicate or move your events and projects from your laptop to that drive. Then wh
Does FCP X read P2 metadata?
by Helmut Kobler 9 years ago
Specifically, I'm wondering if P2 metadata such as Program Name, Location, User Clip Name, Reporter, Purpose, Object, and more importantly, MARKERS, are read into Final Cut and searchable Any help app
Re: Does FCP X read P2 metadata?
by Eddie McFly 9 years ago
after you import the media, do you see the metadata in the info inspector there's a popup at the bottom of that panel that let's you choose what kind of metadata you want to see
Keeps crashing on MacBookPro!
by Fabiana Cruz 9 years ago
Hi! Is it normal that FCPX keeps crashing and bugging and glithching uncontrollably on my MacBookPro while it runs smoothly on my Mac Pro I ain't doing anything in particular, and it's the only app th
Re: Keeps crashing on MacBookPro!
by Eddie McFly 9 years ago
any chance in the system preferences energy setting, you have automatic graphic switching on if so, try turning that off so you're always using your better graphics card
Workflow for 2 people anylysing and clipping interview material?
by Mark Dobson 9 years ago
Hello there, esteemed members of the Creative Cow community. This is my first post to this forum. I have a potential work flow issue with FCP X. I produce documentary style programmes for corporate an
Re: Workflow for 2 people anylysing and clipping interview material?
by Eddie McFly 9 years ago
in list view, select clips and press right left arrow to expand or collapse all selected clips. you can quikcly see all keywords and names of favorites there
+1
Creative Cow is my Therapist
by Michael Kienitz 9 years ago
This tumultuous week has resulted in my visiting Creative Cow often and some of the posts have been therapeutic and of course some moronic but I've appreciated the humor, intelligence and wit. When I'
Re: Creative Cow is my Therapist
by Eddie McFly 9 years ago
regarding your audio issue, any chance you exported stereo after doing some surround panning
Long interview logging
by David Berez 9 years ago
Cowfolk, I do a lot of documentary interview logging and I'm trying to figure out my new workflow here in X. In FCP 7 I would subclip based upon the names like "Paul talks about hybrids" or "Bob descr
Re: Long interview logging
by Eddie McFly 9 years ago
Hey Dave, I was recently doing some interview editing and found that I can put a separate log note for each favorite I create when I'm in list view. Does that work for what you're needing it to do. I'
Have you really learned FCPX?
by Eli Hollander 9 years ago
I have been spending the last two (full) days going through an excellent tutorial (Steve Martin's) for FCPX. So far I'm truly impressed with the power of FCPX. At first glance, FCPX seems simple and s
Re: Have you really learned FCPX?
by Eddie McFly 9 years ago
in either list view or in the inspector info extended view, you can add reel, scene, and take. then, make a smart collection that automatically shows whichever clips have this metadata. it updates dyn
Audio scrub
by Simon Ubsdell 9 years ago
Has anyone found a way to turn off audio scrub Occasionally I need it but mostly I absolutely loathe having it. Help, please! Simon Ubsdell Director Editor Writer www.tokyo-uk.com
Re: Audio scrub
by Eddie McFly 9 years ago
have you figured out when you still hear audio scrubbing so far, whenever i have audio skimming off, i don't hear it during skimming or when scrubbing the playhead
impossible to edit with XDCAM EX HD
by Gordian Fritz 9 years ago
Hi, i try to find out how i can edit my XDCAM EX HD stuff with FCP X. Because every time i was stopped by dropframes. Even if i choose "better performance" at the playback preferences. Why there a dro
Re: impossible to edit with XDCAM EX HD
by Eddie McFly 9 years ago
do you have any other apps running what kind of drive are you using to play the media
With FCPX magnetic timeline,the non-linear is linear again!
by samir kassab 9 years ago
Every time I need to put some clips aside on the timeline,or just try to make a small gap to create a space to try out cuts,the magnetic time line keeps pulling things back together!if need to have my
Re: With FCPX magnetic timeline,the non-linear is linear again!
by Eddie McFly 9 years ago
you can add the clip with the talent in the primary storyline, and drag to connect the background video underneath it. when you drag, it is possible to connect video clips below the primary, and audio
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