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Gabe Strong

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Status of FCPX in 2019
by Oliver Peters 4 months ago
Just curious how everyone thinks the world of FCPX is doing this year. We are now in its 8th year since release. Looking at the various sites that have posted customer use stories in the past, things
Re: Status of FCPX in 2019
by Gabe Strong 4 months ago
I see FCPX a lot more than I did a couple years ago. I don't live in an area with large production companies though, so I'm mostly talking independent filmmakers and small production companies. I'd gu
Mac OS Mojave Flaw
by David Mathis 8 months ago
This morning while I was doing my usual Facebook group duties this tidbit showed in my notifications: https: 9to5mac.com 2018 09 24 macos-mojave-privacy-flaw This is why I strongly recommend waititing
Re: Mac OS Mojave Flaw
by Gabe Strong 8 months ago
Or 'subscribe to' (as opposed to buy) in Adobe's case....... Gabe Strong G-Force Productions www.gforcevideo.com
FCP 10.4.1....including ProRes Raw
by Gabe Strong 1 year ago
I wonder how all the 'Apple doesn't care about the professionals' people are going to interpret this https: 9to5mac.com 2018 04 05 final-cut-pro-10-4-1-closed-captions-prores-raw-announcement Gabe Str
Re: FCP 10.4.1....including ProRes Raw
by Craig Seeman 1 year ago
A thread full of FCPX goodness. https: forums.creativecow.net readpost 335 100770
Trending freelance
by Rich Rubasch 1 year ago
Is anyone else seeing the trend toward a higher percentage of freelance workers in both post and production, directing and writing, than staff We have seen even our larger corporate in house slim down
Re: Trending freelance
by Gabe Strong 1 year ago
Trust me, I know. Health insurance, IRA accounts, both portions of social security (Employee's and Employer's), self employment tax...the works. Still doing much, MUCH better as freelance than staff.
Adobe Rent Price Increase
by David Mathis 1 year ago
I just received an e-mail this morning from Adobe stating that the subscription cost will increase as of April 16, 2018 which is just around the corner. Currently my subscription is for Premiere Pro w
Re: Adobe Rent Price Increase
by Gabe Strong 1 year ago
Oliver Peters "There's a good business argument to be made for staying with Adobe. " Well.......that kind of depends on your 'business.' That is actually precisely why I switched AWAY from Adobe. It
Is the Adobe Creative Cloud debate dead?
by Neil Sadwelkar 1 year ago
I checked the 'Adobe Creative Cloud debate' forum here at the Cow. And the last post there was Oct 2017. In the entire 2017, there were 3 posts at that forum. As many as this forum sees in an hour on
Re: Is the Adobe Creative Cloud debate dead?
by Gabe Strong 1 year ago
It's been six years since Apple moved to FCP X. Judging by how many 'seats' of FCP X they have sold, I'm pretty sure Apple is not going back either. Gabe Strong G-Force Productions www.gforcevideo.com
FCPX Freelance
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
Interesting FCPco post: http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro news 2014-upwork-names-final-cut-pro-x-in-the-top-ten-fastest-growing-skills-for-freelancers-in-q3-2017 However, Upwork is a site where you list
Re: FCPX Freelance
by Gabe Strong 2 years ago
To further clarify, it appears that we may have been 'talking past' each other. It appears, I thought you were talking about something different than you were. Freelancers who self identify with a cer
Adobe - IBC
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
For those still pining at the loss of FCP7 Studio http: www.creativeplanetnetwork.com news edit adobe-previews-late-2017-creative-cloud-updates 619282 - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Adobe - IBC
by Gabe Strong 2 years ago
I just saw an interesting online ad. If you don't think BMD has noticed that there is a number of people who don't like subscriptions......take a look at this ad..... Gabe Strong G-Force Productions w
Is there any way to connect a clip to a secondary storyline?
by Noam Osband 2 years ago
Sometimes I have clips I wanna connect to secondary storylines (like potential b-roll). Is there any way to link a clip so that it moves with the storyline or can you only do that to the primary story
Re: Is there any way to connect a clip to a secondary storyline?
by Gabe Strong 2 years ago
Being able to connect a piece of video to another 'connected clip' instead of always being force to connect it to the primary storyline, is one of my most requested features. I'd really, really, reall
FS700R crop factor with FF lens
by enrique bartolo 3 years ago
Hello, I have a Zeiss Loxia 35mm E-mount Full Frame lens and I want to use it with a Fs700r, but the fs700r has a super 35 sensor and it would give a crop factor of 1.5 I believe. Which means it'll tu
Re: FS700R crop factor with FF lens
by Gabe Strong 2 years ago
First......the FS700 will NOT, NOT, NOT 'turn a 35mm into a 52mm.' Any 35mm lens, (no matter if it is a APSC 35mm or a FF 35mm) will look the exact same on a FS700. The only rationale behind 'crop fac
Blu-ray Authoring Software better than Toast and Encore
by David Mayer 3 years ago
I need to customize menus and make professional Blu-rays. I don't have the Adobe subscription (Encore) and Toast is not very good. I have been searching for reviews and can't find any. Suggestions wel
Re: Blu-ray Authoring Software better than Toast and Encore
by Gabe Strong 3 years ago
Encore CS6 is what you want. No subscription, and you can create custom menus, buttons and script actions. It's kind of like DVD Studio Pro for Blu Rays. I use it for all my Blu Rays. It's not perfect
10.3 Audio playback issues
by Gabe Strong 3 years ago
Hi, I'm still learning the new 10.3 and have a question. When I drop certain 'Sound Design sound fx' into the timeline, they do not play back on my MacBook Pro. Now when I look at them, it appears the
Re: 10.3 Audio playback issues
by Paul Figgiani 3 years ago
In the Project Settings, check the Audio Channel configuration. Make sure it is set to Stereo. -paul.
Need to replace my video card ASAP.
by Jacqueline Nauman 3 years ago
Hi. Haven't been here in a long while. I'm looking for advice on upgrading my video card that will work with my fcp X system. I have a Mac Pro 3.1 early 2008. In 2012 I replaced the original graphics
Re: Need to replace my video card ASAP.
by Gabe Strong 3 years ago
For what it's worth. I have a 2009 Mac Pro. I got the MacVidCard 980Ti flashed for Mac. Bruce X test in FCP X in about 25 seconds. More info on my blog at the following posts http: alaskacameradude.bl
New Mac Pro for Resolve
by Boris Tivchev 4 years ago
Hi, I am considering upgrading our current 6-Core Mac Pro 5.1 to a New MacPro 12-core D700. Since its mainly a Resolve workstation would I be better off sticking with the 5.1 while adding a Cubix with
Re: New Mac Pro for Resolve
by Gabe Strong 4 years ago
Here is some interesting reading on that very subject http: forums.macrumors.com threads 5-1-cmp-still-best-mac-for-running-bmd-resolve.1910685 Gabe Strong G-Force Productions www.gforcevideo.com
whats are main drawback of resolve 12 for editing?
by Ricardo Marty 4 years ago
Why is it not ready Ricardo Marty
Re: whats are main drawback of resolve 12 for editing?
by Gabe Strong 4 years ago
It's actually a pretty good editor. One drawback is that it needs a pretty beefy GPU (but I have one so it works great for me). Other drawbacks are its current lack of very many transitions and effect
Macbook Pro battles with Resolve
by Rignold Haywood 4 years ago
My Macbook Pro battles to playback video and audio. I've tried various types of media from different cameras(EX3, C300, F55 etc). I'm hoping that it's an issue that will be addressed as all my other
Re: Macbook Pro battles with Resolve
by Gabe Strong 4 years ago
Yup, you are going to have problems. Your graphics card has less than the minimum amount of RAM than Resolve 12 says it needs..... Gabe Strong G-Force Productions www.gforcevideo.com
Dell vs Apple
by Oliver Peters 4 years ago
Since things have been quiet on the debate front and Tim needs the page views ;-) http: www.cnet.com news dell-tries-stealing-creative-pros-away-from-apple I work in one TV station shop where corporat
Re: Dell vs Apple
by Tim Wilson 4 years ago
I dunno, I was one of "those" Apple guys from the late 70s. I took delivery of my first Mac in February 1984. (My father was in charge of manufacturing, sales and distribution for Apple at the time.)
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Gabe Strong liked this 4 years ago
The Mother of All NLE Demos
by David Lawrence 4 years ago
Greetings All, It's Throwback Thursday and I have a special treat. A few years ago in my introductory post, I shared a link to the functional spec I co-authored with colleagues at Lucasfilm in 1987. T
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Jim Wiseman liked this 4 years ago
Re: The Mother of All NLE Demos
by Steve Connor 4 years ago
Bill Davis "and to a one, those who've actually learned to use X at a truly professional level DO NOT want to switch back. At all! And to a one they cite that it's HARDER to do their work without the
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Gabe Strong liked this 4 years ago
Great nuts and blots look at Premiere improvements
by Andy Field 5 years ago
Some fantastic additions to the work flow and interface explained in detail with video instruction here http: provideocoalition.com ssimmons story dissecting-those-upcoming-adobe-premiere-fall-cc-2014
Re: Great nuts and blots look at Premiere improvements
by Ricardo Marty 5 years ago
no, just his soul. acutally he sold it. but he still has to pay 40 bucks per month for eternity.
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Gabe Strong liked this 5 years ago
so with video now everywhere is everyone swamped with work?
by ryan early 5 years ago
I keep hearing about the video revolution, everyone wants video content etc etc.. Has the new growing demand for video content increased everyones workload and if so what are the kinds of work that yo
Re: so with video now everywhere is everyone swamped with work?
by Gabe Strong 5 years ago
Yup, absolutely swamped. I'm to the point where I've had to hire temporary help on a few projects. Unfortunately, of course, none of them care as much about my business as I do. So that solution only
Why do I have to pay more?
by Stephen Smith 6 years ago
The company I work for has 5 seats of CS6. They are all under the same user ID since we are a company. If we do Creative Cloud as a Team we will pay $40 a month (for the first year). If we were able t
Re: Why do I have to pay more?
by Stephen Smith 6 years ago
Chris, I was told that only one computer can use the copy at a time if both computers are on the same network. Is that not the case We tie all 5 computers to the same server to make it easy to work on
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Gabe Strong liked this 6 years ago
FS100 based production blog.
by Gabe Strong 6 years ago
So I just started a production blog. It's pretty new but I already have a few different posts and reviews up. Also links to my original review of the FS100 for Kenstone.net from when the FS100 first c
Re: FS100 based production blog.
by Gabe Strong 6 years ago
Yes. FCP X works with FS100 footage as is. No transcoding needed. FCP 7 will need to transcode to ProRes using 'Log and Transfer'. Gabe Strong G-Force Productions www.gforcevideo.com
Good Types of Adaptors for Sony NEXVG10 to work with Canon lenses?
by David Bauman 6 years ago
I'm not a huge fan of Sony products, considering they are made for very ultra specific purposes and are compatible with mostly Sony gear, and often you end up paying a lot of money for something you c
Re: Good Types of Adaptors for Sony NEXVG10 to work with Canon lenses?
by Gabe Strong 6 years ago
If you want a 'smart' adapter that will allow you to adjust iris, you are not getting one for $50, end of story. The smart adapters cost from $240-$399. If you want a 'dumb' adapter, that is less than
NEX-FS100 White Balance, timecode, and lens questions
by Don Hertz 8 years ago
I've now spent two days playing around with new NEX-FS100 cameras and have a few questions I was hoping for some help with. Is it possible, after you set a manual white balance, to display what the wh
Re: NEX-FS100 White Balance, timecode, and lens questions
by Gabe Strong 8 years ago
John, Yes, you NEED ND filters. I bought a variable ND filter from Heliopan here: http: hedlerusa.com viewitem.php productid=340 They go out of stock QUICK as they are a VERY high quality variable ND
Livetype stuff missing from Motion
by Robert Bracken 8 years ago
I still have a copy of livetype on a different computer. And some of the great stuff on livetype is missing from motion. Is there a chart that shows what on livetype is on motion Specifically there's
Re: Livetype stuff missing from Motion
by Gabe Strong 8 years ago
I have to tell you, that from experience, I know that FCP 4.5 and the new version of FCP do NOT 'play nicely' together. Problem is, FCP 4.5 was the last 'PPC only' version of FCP. After that, we got t
Kinetic Typography Tutorial
by Stephen Smith 8 years ago
Take a look at this Apple Motion video tutorial, by CreativeCOW.net contributing editor Stephen Smith who will show you how to get your text noticed. This tutorial shows you the ins and outs of kinet
Re: Kinetic Typography Tutorial
by Gabe Strong 8 years ago
Nice job, I really like this tutorial....always meant to learn how to do that 'type' of TV spot that you always see nowdays, after watching this tutorial I now know how. By the way,I've got both your
vector look / cartoon look effect on final cut
by Fernando Rivas 9 years ago
im trying to add a cartoonish look or a vectorized look to a clip , kinda like "a waking life" but not necesarily as detailed as the movie, I tried final cut's filter vectorize color but is very poor.
Re: vector look / cartoon look effect on final cut
by Gabe Strong 9 years ago
Well there is 'Toonit' by Red Giant and 'Livetoon' by DV Shade, both are third party plug ins, so you will have to pay for them, but they work right inside Final Cut Pro. Gabe Strong G-Force Productio
News: Big Moving Pictures Shoots National Air Races In Panasonic HD
by Cow News Droid 11 years ago
AJ-HDX900 DVCPRO HD, AG-HVX200 P2 HD and AG-HSC1U AVCHD Camcorders Team for Complete Air Show Coverage, Airing on VERSUS Networks Spring 2008 (SECAUCUS, New Jersey--January 25, 2008) Production compan
Re: Panasonic following Sony's footsteps-- again
by Gabe Strong 11 years ago
Since I can't figure out how to edit my previous post, I did want to make a couple things clear as I may have come across a bit harsh. First, I am not ripping Panasonic. The P2 cameras did a great job
Cable Advertising
by Aaron Cadieux 11 years ago
Hello All. I work full-time for an ad agency as a video editor production specialist. I also run my own freelance videography business on the side. On the side, I have dabbled in the cable advertising
Re: Cable Advertising
by Gabe Strong 11 years ago
A couple things here from someone who has been EXACTLY where you are. I too did not sign a no compete and started doing some 'on the side' spots on my weekends using my own gear (PD-150, portable gree
My "cartoon" look video....take a look
by Gabe Strong 12 years ago
Here's my attempt at a "cartoon" look....I used after effects ......only had two layers in one comp to do this effect. Anyways, here's the link.. www.gforcevideo.com index8.html Everyone is welcome to
Re: My "cartoon" look video....take a look
by Gabe Strong 12 years ago
Hmmmm....as to the point.....I don't know there really wasn't one. I was just trying to see if I could even get close to a look that for some reason has been used in some TV spots and things recently.
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