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PP CC 2014 locking up on export on a Mac
by Darren Grimsley 5 years ago
Premiere Pro CC 2014 is locking up when I try to export. I set my in and out points then cmd+m (have also tried to file menu) and it just stops doing anything. A click on the screen results in the err
Re: PP CC 2014 locking up on export on a Mac
by Grant Gomm 5 years ago
I'm getting very similar behavior from Premiere Pro and Media Encoder. Freezing, locking things up, and can't shut down the computer. Although for me it's usually when I try to quit Premiere Pro, the
Markers and Jumping Playheads!
by Grant Gomm 5 years ago
I'm working on a sequence in Premiere Pro CC 7.2.2 (MacPro 5,1, OS 10.9) and need to trim out some of what the speaker is saying - one person standing in front of a white screen, medium shot, just tal
Re: Markers and Jumping Playheads!
by Grant Gomm 5 years ago
Ok, I feel dumb. I figured it out. In case anyone else finds they have this same problem, here's what I found worked for me. Instead of trying to grab hold of actual marker half and moving that around
Roll Edit with Transition Applied
by Adi Kerr 6 years ago
Hey guys, Got an edit consisting of talking heads, gv shots to overlay, and a backing track. Put together an edit, dipped the music at all the correct points, added transitions then watching again the
Re: oll Edit with Transition Applied
by Grant Gomm 6 years ago
I've noticed that as well with video tracks. I haven't been able to find a solution other than delete the transition, roll edit, add a new transition, which is a pain. Strange thing is I don't recall
Yikes! I have 72hours to do this. moving map a la Indiana Jones
by Iain MacKinnon 7 years ago
Hi all. I have to recreate an interactive map just like the one in this link but have no idea where to start. :( I am using Final cut studio 3 with FCP 7 and Motion 4 etc. on iMac OSX 10.6.8, 3.06Ghz
Re: Yikes! I have 72hours to do this. moving map a la Indiana Jones
by Grant Gomm 7 years ago
Well if you want the moving 3D globe like that motion isn't the right app. You'll need something like Maya, 3ds max, blender... -Grant Gomm http: www.grantgomm.com
Spanned file segment whereabouts?
by Mark Gibson 7 years ago
Have a P2 file with the 'pink exclamation mark' (indicating a spanned file) that will not ingest in its entirety. Have tried: repairing clip in camera (and get a 'No Repair Clip:OK' message). using FC
Re: Spanned file segment whereabouts?
by Grant Gomm 7 years ago
Shouldn't the other part of the spanned file be on the other P2 card I thought that's how it worked - you have two cards while you're recording, you fill one, the recording doesn't stop, but continues
HVX200 Focus Assist
by Grant Gomm 7 years ago
Hi everyone. I'm setting up for a shoot, and for some reason, when I push the focus assist button, nothing happens. I really hope it's just some simple thing like oh, do you have such and such option
Re: HVX200 Focus Assist
by Grant Gomm 7 years ago
Bingo. That's it. I Usually shoot in HD - except yesterday. That was SD. Thanks for helping sleep better tonight, lol... -Grant Gomm http: www.grantgomm.com
What happened to 8 bit, 16 bit, 32 bit?
by AJ Robinson 7 years ago
In Motion 4 you were able to change what bit your project was at In Motion 5 where did it go What happened to it Please help, AJ
Re: What happened to 8 bit, 16 bit, 32 bit?
by Grant Gomm 7 years ago
I think he means color bit depth, not app bit rate maybe -Grant Gomm http: www.grantgomm.com
Audio files not playing, are white instead of green...
by Esther Casas 7 years ago
Hello everyone! quick question: Some of my audio files in FC Pro appear white and not green, also show below a "small square" division, which I never seen before in FC Pro...I think I pressed (apple +
Re: Audio files not playing, are white instead of green...
by Grant Gomm 7 years ago
Well, I'm not sure what you mean by small square division. But if you are in FCP 7 or under, when audio tracks go white, in my experience that means your source files have been disconnected from the p
Time remap : Video goes black as soon as I toggle from constant to variable speed.
by don simpson 7 years ago
In motion 4, as soon as I go from constant to variable speed, the video goes black. I am using desktop g4, dvc pro HD shot at 720 60 and played at 30fps. All the time remapping functions work until I
Re: Time remap : Video goes black as soon as I toggle from constant to variable speed.
by Grant Gomm 7 years ago
Check your duration. Been a while since i used motion, but if i remember correctly, it goes back to 0 when you make that switch. -Grant Gomm http: www.grantgomm.com
Rigid Bodies need some scooping..
by Josh Earle 7 years ago
Hello, working on an animation at the moment in which a large excavator has to scoop up dirt debris and empty it into a truck. The way I have been attempting this is to drop a lot of spheres (acting a
Re: igid Bodies need some scooping..
by Grant Gomm 7 years ago
Well, I personally don't have an answer for you, but I'm currently working on a dynamics project and following some tuts in the book "maya studio projects: dynamics" and just saw something similar to
Maya Studio Projects: Dynamics
by Grant Gomm 8 years ago
Hi everyone. I'm currently following the the book Maya Studio Projects: Dynamics and find I'm fumbling through it. I've been able to work my way through some of the miss printings - although I'm only
Re: Maya Studio Projects: Dynamics
by Steve Sayer 8 years ago
Hi, Grant. When you map a ramp to a per-particle attribute like rgbPP, Maya automatically creates a few in-between nodes for you. One of these nodes is called an 'Array Mapper.' This is the node that
HVX200 and blur when panning
by Phil Lister 8 years ago
I have tried to do some research as to why when shooting in 24p or any film mode, the HVX200 has so much motion blur, more than other cams. Is there something wrong with the camera or did Panasonic si
Re: HVX200 and blur when panning
by Grant Gomm 8 years ago
When you're using syncro scan, it's only in degrees. It's either or - but not both. Here's an interesting thread that might help: http: www.dvxuser.com V6 archive index.php t-83411.html -Grant Gomm ww
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Question about speeding up computer for playback
by Robert Bracken 8 years ago
When I'm trying to manipulate templates, they play so slowly on my computer. We have fast Mac Pros. What can I do to make the graphic play in real time
Re: Question about speeding up computer for playback
by Grant Gomm 8 years ago
I've also noticed that having motion blur on can REALLY slow things down. Lights, reflections, stuff like that also slows it down quite a bit. -Grant Gomm www.grantgomm.com
Can I bring in video from viewer with out audio?
by Suzin Daly 8 years ago
I am bringing down video from the viewer to the timeline, then deleting the audio. Is there a way to bring down the video without the audio Be nice to be able to bring in the audio without video when
Re: Can I bring in video from viewer with out audio?
by Grant Gomm 8 years ago
You bet. Best of luck. -Grant Gomm www.grantgomm.com
AF100 or HVX200 for Green Screen?
by Grant Gomm 8 years ago
Hi everyone. I posted this in the HVX forum a couple days ago, but haven't had any responses so I thought I'd try here. I have a music video shoot coming up soon, and a good chunk of it will be shot i
Re: AF100 or HVX200 for Green Screen?
by Grant Gomm 8 years ago
Oh fantastic. That's great advice. I knew about the waveform monitor, but had no idea about checking spill by killing the subject lighting. I think I'm also just going to shoot with my HVX. It keeps t
HVX200 or AF100 for greenscreen shoot?
by Grant Gomm 8 years ago
Hi all, I have a music video shoot coming up soon, and a good chunk of it will be shot in front of a greenscreen. I'm hiring someone else to light the screen so lighting shouldn't be an issue. However
Rendering Error
by Jared Bistrong 8 years ago
I've been working on this project for a month--everything has been smooth; suddenly, today, when I try to render I get an error that reads: File Error: Unknown File I have tried saving, opening and cl
Re: ndering Error
by Grant Gomm 8 years ago
What version of fcp are you using -Grant Gomm www.grantgomm.com
Chrosziel, HVX200, & Century .6x
by Grant Gomm 8 years ago
Hi all, I have an HVX200 and use a Century Optics .6x wide converter from time to time. I'm in the market for a Chrosziel mattebox and have been looking at the MB-450-R20, but I'm concerned it's not w
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Edit Assistant, I was learning FCP7...
by Tom Barton-Humphreys 8 years ago
I have been an edit assistant at a post-production company for about a year now, and really want to apply myself as an editor with a view of going Freelance in the next couple of years, but I am just
Re: Edit Assistant, I was learning FCP7...
by Grant Gomm 8 years ago
Well that is a good point. I never really did get past basic editing with Avid, so maybe I spoke too soon. I do plan on moving in the Avid direction for many of the reasons above, but what's the best
Why Wait For X To Evolve?
by Ben Mullins 8 years ago
When FCPX was released and the critical reviews began I decided to take my time, use the software over a few months and make my own firsthand judgement on it. I worked through all of Larry Jordan's tr
Re: Why Wait For X To Evolve?
by Kristin Leys 8 years ago
And this thread has perfectly illustrated why I'll never trust Apple with my business again. Someone from Adobe has chimed in. When I have questions about Adobe or Avid products, I get to talk to peop
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Some thoughts on the FCPX Forum
by Steve Connor 8 years ago
Some thought from an e-mail I have recently sent to Ronald Lindeboom "Firstly let me say I love the COW, the FCP forum in particular has been a bedrock of advice for me and thousands of others since t
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Re: Some thoughts on the FCPX Forum
by Glen Hurd 8 years ago
Ironically, I spent so much time editing my reply, to keep it as focused as I can manage, the name of the forum was suddenly changed. Ron moves fast. And controversy certainly never hurt traffic - heh
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Watching the live key code panel. Anyone else?
by Chris Harlan 8 years ago
Watching the live key code panel. Anyone else
Re: Watching the live key code panel. Anyone else?
by Grant Gomm 8 years ago
ok, i'll bite. What did HP just announce -Grant Gomm www.blacklionproductions.com
Real World job on FCPX
by Craig RussillRoy 8 years ago
HiYall, thought i would throw a few words together on my FCPx experience on a paying job. Background; been editing for a million years on all the usual suspects - I have recently started helping my wi
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Re: Real World job on FCPX
by Clint Wardlow 8 years ago
Steve Connor It doesn't 'force' you to edit in a particular way and the only limits to free form creativity are where they have always been - in the hands of the editor. In a way I feel this is a cop
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Update Soon?
by Geoff Dills 8 years ago
From Larry Jordan: "My sources are telling me that we should see an update to Final Cut Pro X in the very near future. (Though everyone is being coy about the specific date.) " Best, Geoff
Re: Update Soon?
by Gary Huff 8 years ago
Bill Davis If your output target is movie screens and network TV, you'll want to stay with something like the model FCP-7 represents. Full features for long form work, and support for huge corporate
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Image Sequence Problem
by Ewan Lumsden 8 years ago
I'm new to Maya and not very good with it. I've tracked an image sequence in Voodoo and exported it to Maya using the (.ma) file extension. When I open it, the track points and camera are exported but
Re: Image Sequence Problem
by Grant Gomm 8 years ago
Not sure if this is any help, and I may be off since I'm fairly new to maya also. So I apologize if this isn't helpful. It sounds to me like you need to select your camera that imported with your poin
Image Stabilizer with Go Pro Camera
by Nels McLaughlin 8 years ago
I've got a co-worker who does a lot of shooting using a Go Pro Hero HD with a chest mount and it's my job to make his footage look the best it possibly can. I've checked out the image stabilizers in F
Re: Image Stabilizer with Go Pro Camera
by Grant Gomm 8 years ago
I really like the Mercalli stabilizer by Pro DAD. http: www.prodad.com home products videostabilizing 300391667,l-us.xhtml -Grant Gomm www.blacklionproductions.com
AMA question
by Grant Gomm 8 years ago
I'm a FCP user who recently realized that yes I in fact do need to know Avid. So I've downloaded the trial for Mac and I'm following the tutorials on the Avid site with the downloaded project files. I
Re: AMA question
by Grant Gomm 8 years ago
Thanks Dan, I finally found it. I kind feel like i'm in a gigantic maze at their site and the only way around it is to already know exactly what I'm looking for. Oh well, at least I've found it. For a
new MBP: 5400 vs 7200 system drive?
by David Kaplowitz 8 years ago
hi there - i'm gonna buy a new MBP and surveying opinion on whether to go for the smaller 7200rpm drive option or larger 5400rpm drive, as i don't have a great sense of how much it affects overall per
Re: new MBP: 5400 vs 7200 system drive?
by Grant Gomm 8 years ago
If it's a new MBP, won't it have Lion on it If so does FCP 7 run on Lion -Grant Gomm www.blacklionproductions.com
New Macbook Pros to be "thin" ?
by Chris Jacek 8 years ago
http: www.macrumors.com 2011 07 26 apple-finishing-up-work-on-an-ultra-thin-15-notebook Here's a link to a MacRumors story, claiming that Apple may be making a MacBook Air-esque version of the next Ma
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Re: New Macbook Pros to be "thin" ?
by Chris Jacek 8 years ago
Liam Hall "Is your glass always half empty " I think if you asked anyone I know, they would not describe me as a pessimist. They would, however, describe my as realistic, and often fairly good at rea
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Motion's new keyer
by Alan Okey 8 years ago
It's really, really good. It may not put any Nuke compositors out of business, but it's light years ahead of the old keyers in Motion and FCP. I've come to depend on Combustion's Discreet and Diamond
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Re: Motion's new keyer
by Grant Gomm 8 years ago
how does it compare with keylight in AE -Grant Gomm www.blacklionproductions.com
No DVD/Blu-Ray Support
by Grant Gomm 8 years ago
I just read that there will be no DVD Blu-Ray support for FCPX. Since FCPX also does not support decks, what is the intended final media Not broadcast, Not DVD Blu-Ray, and from what I understand cutt
Re: No DVD/Blu-Ray Support
by Grant Gomm 8 years ago
And to add to it, Jobs says iMovie "is not a toy, you and edit movies with it." Oh, and btw, this is iMovie for iPad. Wasn't FCPX built off of iMovie At least that's what I've heard. watch this video
Apple Insider got it right a year ago....
by Bob Woodhead 8 years ago
They called the ball on this one... nailed it square on the freakin' head, they did. (FCP next version targeted at prosumers) http: www.appleinsider.com articles 10 05 18 apple_scaling_final_cut_studi
Re: Apple Insider got it right a year ago....
by Grant Gomm 8 years ago
"Apple's Mac customer base has steadily shifted from desktop models to notebooks, while also broadening out from a high end creative niche to a wider installed base that includes more prosumer and adv
XYZ Control Handles
by Grant Gomm 8 years ago
I'm in Motion 4 working in 3D space. I have a group and no matter how I manipulate it (transforming position and rotation, etc...) the XYZ control handles are always oriented relative to 3D space. How
Re: XYZ Control Handles
by Grant Gomm 8 years ago
Bingo, that's it. Thanks Jay. -Grant Gomm www.blacklionproductions.com
It's out and it's $50!
by Jay Carr 8 years ago
And I'm downloading it right now. I'm on a shoe string budget, so I get to figure out how Motion 5 works with FCP 7... But at least I have a 64-bit version of Motion now ;-).
Re: It's out and it's $50!
by Grant Gomm 8 years ago
oh no! That's what I was afraid of... :( -Grant Gomm www.blacklionproductions.com
Motion 5 Content
by Oded Helman 8 years ago
Just wondering what happened to the Content, the last version came with 2 DVDs of contents, is all of that now in the app or is it downloadable via software update or is it just gone
Re: Motion 5 Content
by Grant Gomm 8 years ago
"I read that you can't bring FCP7 files into FCPX." Can anyone confirm this Or is there any way to update project files so they can work with fcpx Or does that mean we have to hold on to FCP7 for ever
batch rendering errors in MR
by Grant Gomm 8 years ago
Hey all, First let me just say I'm pretty new to maya. I'm having some issues batch rendering with mental ray. When I set up the batch render in batch render options, I set the verbosity level to "pro
Re: batch rendering errors in MR
by Grant Gomm 8 years ago
Thanks Stuart, I'll check it out! -Grant Gomm www.blacklionproductions.com
3D paint in Maya 2011
by Tegan Radford 8 years ago
Hey guys! So i am a complete noob and creating a biped model in MAya which needs to be coloured in. i have been trying to use the 3d paint function as i dont really understand how to make a uv work. t
Re: 3D paint in Maya 2011
by Grant Gomm 8 years ago
Sure Tegan. I hope you find it as helpful as I did. Best of luck. -Grant Gomm www.blacklionproductions.com
slow disks...changing scratch disk before its full up
by mike albertini 8 years ago
Hi, I've read about this type of thing but cant seem to find an answer to my particular issue...I have two scratch disks currently set up - the first is a WD usb drive which ran out of space so I adde
Re: slow disks...changing scratch disk before its full up
by Grant Gomm 8 years ago
Jeff brought up a good point - Disk Speed. Maybe your disks are 5400 rpm instead of 7200 Whenever I buy a disk I don't even consider the 5400rpm disks. Esata would be great, but why won't it work on y
LineArt Filter cets rid of Alpha Transparency
by vin li 8 years ago
Hi, I am making an animation, and the LineSrt Filter looks really good for some of my characters.. but the problem is I am using imported "cutout" PNG character images.. they have a transparent backgr
Re: LineArt Filter cets rid of Alpha Transparency
by Grant Gomm 8 years ago
There's a pretty good video on Youtube about this: LineArt Filter with Chroma Keyer I know you're using .png's instead of a chroma keyed clip, but I think you may be able to get a good idea of the pro
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