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Is Compressor a serious product?
by Gabriele Sartori 2 years ago
I'm always puzzled by Apple Compressor. I like a lot the interface, I like to use it offline for transcoding. It's dramatically slow, we are in 2017 and to see only 21% of my resources used is depress
Re: Is Compressor a serious product?
by Helge Tjelta 2 years ago
Hm, I spoke to soon. H.264 only gives me 600% max out of 2400%.... the full maxout is when more jobs is running or doing prores output. All codecs that allow the segment flag to be on, will use full C
FCPX performance - codecs and external IO hardware
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
I've complained a number of times about JKL play performance in FCPX. Over the past 6 years, I have run FCPX on a wide variety of Macs, including 2009 2010 cheese graters, newer MBPs and iMacs and now
Re: FCPX performance - codecs and external IO hardware
by Helge Tjelta 2 years ago
DNxHD and ProRes are almost equal in performance. They are both heavy multithread and works very well. ProRes is so efficient that besides DNxHD, it is almost much better to transcode rather than use
Audio editing beyond FCPX
by Claude Lyneis 3 years ago
As a long term user of FCPX, I have been going through the mind bending exercise of editing audio in Pro Tools for some sound editing classes that I am taking. The teacher, who works for Skywalker Sou
Re: Audio editing beyond FCPX
by Helge Tjelta 3 years ago
I use X2Pro and send it to Nuendo. Nuendo has a special track called loudness track, with graphical loudness representation, so I have full control over a R128 mix. Just perfect. Also, the roles setup
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Do you think the next FCPX update will require Sierra?
by Paul Figgiani 3 years ago
I wonder what Apple is going to do in terms of OS support requirements for the next version of FCPX ... I'm running the current version of X on a legacy MacPro (5,1) under Yosemite. No issues. All the
Re: Do you think the next FCPX update will require Sierra?
by Helge Tjelta 3 years ago
Nope, that would be a nightmare for all Xsan users... Unless we soon will see migration tool on the horizon. But eventually they will have to upgrade... Helge Tjelta Creative apps for the FCPX ecosyst
CSV files to .motn files
by Helge Tjelta 3 years ago
Hi guys, I've made an app for making a CSV (like a spreadsheet) to many .motn files in one go. Doing 400+ .motn files in two seconds. Nice! https: itunes.apple.com no app csv-to-motn-generator id11073
Image sequence workflow and export to Resolve
by Helge Tjelta 3 years ago
Hi, I'm importing the image sequence, do a select all, append edit, select all, duration set to 1 frame, select all, make compound clip,. I edit with all these compound clips, and all is fine... excep
Re: Image sequence workflow and export to Resolve
by Helge Tjelta 3 years ago
Yes, I know. But on a whole feature Thats way too many shots to make compounds clip for :) Helge
resolve decompose compunds in import of fcpxml, WHY?
by Helge Tjelta 3 years ago
is this by design How can I turn it off I want to keep my compounds... Helge
FCP X to ProTools via DaVinci Resolve 12?
by Neil Sadwelkar 4 years ago
I haven't tried this yet, but amongst the the new features in Resolve 12, I came across this 'export to ProTools'. So could one export an FCP X timeline to Resolve 12 and export to ProTools For free,
Re: FCP X to ProTools via DaVinci Resolve 12?
by Helge Tjelta 4 years ago
X2Pro handle Roles! Helge
ADR workflow in FCPX
by Thomas Frank 4 years ago
hello hello what is the best workflow for ADR in Final Cut Pro X. Especially is there way to loop playback on a selected range in the Timeline The play around feature sure won't help here. Thanks
Re: ADR workflow in FCPX
by Helge Tjelta 4 years ago
Hi, I would not do ADR in FCPX. The best way is to make a xml from it, go with X2Pro and do a AAF output. Then import this into: Nuendo 7. The new ADR module is just so superb. Also the timestretch an
OT: Do you plan to add Fusion as part of workflow?
by David Mathis 4 years ago
Now that Fusion is getting closer to a Mac OS X release, a few simple questions. Will you use it in your workflow What for As an example, something like processing or enhancing stills. Granted, not ev
Re: OT: Do you plan to add Fusion as part of workflow?
by Helge Tjelta 4 years ago
YES !!! Waiting since Shake. This will be my new Shake. thanks BMD Helge
Eyeon Fusion now Black Magic Fusion 7.5 is out, light version free, No OSX
by Helge Tjelta 5 years ago
For bigger setup the pricetag is $995 Still, windows only... we'll just have to wait... Helge
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Re: Grant Petty talks about Fusion for OS X
by David Mathis 5 years ago
Michael Gissing "It made me think that the may be unique ways to further manipulate some work started in photoshop and so for my next part of the learning curve I might play with stills." Pretty much
Roundtrip with Resolve problem
by Helge Tjelta 5 years ago
Hi, I'm using RED 4k clips, transcoded to proxies etc. Timeline 1080p XML to resolve, do grade and resolve is set to 1080p Resolve to FCPX via XML. FCPX now shows a timeline of 1080p, but all clips ar
Re: Roundtrip with Resolve problem
by Oliver Peters 5 years ago
I think this is a bug in how the spatial conform info is passed through the XMLs or in how Resolve writes that info. Or fails to strip it off. I think the only option is to render. When you turn off s
Oliver Peters - Using RED With FCP X and Resolve
by Gerry Fraiberg 5 years ago
Editor writer Oliver Peters shares his work flow on a recent project that was shot on RED, edited in FCP X and graded in Resolve 11. Interesting read. http: digitalfilms.wordpress.com 2014 10 11 the-f
Re: Oliver Peters - Using RED With FCP X and Resolve
by Helge Tjelta 5 years ago
Hi, I can confirm this works very well. At my company we do it the same way, and also my former work at Gyro in Oslo, is also doing it like this. More or less 100% the same, except we always do sound
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Custom resolution & output?
by John Phillips 5 years ago
Hi Cows For video projection reasons I'm trying to edit PhotoJPEG clips in FCPX 10.1.3. Is there any way to share them in the native codec All I can figure out is saving in ProRes and re-compressing t
Re: Custom resolution & output?
by Helge Tjelta 5 years ago
Hi, just make a setting in compressor, then in FCPX make a new output and choose compressor and select you photojpeg setting. I did this with a DVX system for the D3 playback for a 5760x960 output. Wo
Tips for using shared storage, Symbolic links for backups and templates
by Helge Tjelta 5 years ago
Hi, Two tips for shared storage users (Xsan and others.) For common use of the same template use a symbolic link to the shared place, and for getting the backups for a library to NOT stay on you own c
adobe begins construction on the edit media deathstar
by Aindreas Gallagher 5 years ago
from about 16 minutes in: overall its a super interesting watch. https: www.youtube.com watch v=TWeJw5Kf7qQ I could have a laptop, anywhere, and I have petabytes of storage, secured. kind of surreal d
Re: adobe begins construction on the edit media deathstar
by Helge Tjelta 5 years ago
As explained in the whitepaper: How it works Source media files used by Adobe Anywhere are kept on a storage server connected to the cluster via a high-bandwidth OS-level file system mount. Local and
iDraw and Motion
by David Mathis 5 years ago
I have been considering making a purchase decision and have a few simple questions. I have been looking at adding iDraw to my home studio. Is there any standard workflow getting images from there into
Re: iDraw and Motion
by Helge Tjelta 5 years ago
Hi, you can do it as PSD, but then you loose the vector part. Coming from iDraw the whole point is to get it as vector and not bitmap. Going the PSD route, you get only bitmap. Helge
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Convert DNxHD in MXF wrapper to ProRes
by Rich Hawksworth 5 years ago
I was given a DNxHD file in an MXF wrapper and need to work with it in FCPX. Is converting it to ProRes my best option and, if it is, what's the best way to do it.
Re: Convert DNxHD in MXF wrapper to ProRes
by Helge Tjelta 5 years ago
I would just download BlackMagic DaVinci Resolve, import all the mxf, put them into a timeline, render all out again as prores. It's free and can work as a great converting hub. And also later as you
Protocol for Backing up work in FCPX 10.1.1
by Jack Niedenthal 5 years ago
I just upgraded from FCPX 10.0.9 to 10.1.1. Before, when I would finish working on a project or adding event files, I would close FCPX, open a second external hard drive, and then copy any new project
Re: Protocol for Backing up work in FCPX 10.1.1
by Helge Tjelta 5 years ago
Hi Jack, also remember to use my app called X-wiper to clean up you library before archiving or just as a regular cleanup tool. It will delete renders, proxies, transcoded and shared files. You choose
Loudness and broadcast
by Pam Picard 5 years ago
Hi there - I have finished a :30 spot for a client and now starting to look at the broadcast specs. Can anyone guide me through what is required for the audio (specifically the Loudness Meter). Spot h
Re: Loudness and broadcast
by Helge Tjelta 5 years ago
Hi Pam, it all depends on the spect for the channel. In europe, we now have a standard called R-128. When broadcasters accept things following this spec, it means that the integrated loudness should s
X-wiper updated to V1.7.2, bug fixes.
by Helge Tjelta 5 years ago
X-wiper 1.7.2 is out now. Update to this version, please :) Get ready for a fast, easy way of deleting cleaning up of your projects. And free a lot of harddisk space. http: tiny.cc 1wr47w Helge
Re: X-wiper updated to V1.7.2, bug fixes.
by Nick Toth 5 years ago
Works for me. Found a couple of bugs in the earlier versions and the dev responded and fixed them right away. anickt
paint strokes locked at Z = 0 when having a camera in scene
by Helge Tjelta 5 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to use airbrush as paint strokes for a mask. This is for revealing objects through a animation. Final size is HD, object is made large. Set to 3x HD. So for looking at full picture in H
So long an thanks for everything FCP..
by Anders Haavie 5 years ago
I have invested ALOT of time learning the in and outs of FCP, starting with 6 editing suites with XSan and FCP 5, and that same company is now running about 30 macs with FCP 7.0 editing alot of the ma
Re: So long an thanks for everything FCP..
by Helge Tjelta 5 years ago
Hi Anders and a happy new year. You should try the new fcpx 10.1. It has really grown up. It now has a much easier system with its library and plays very fast. I've made the switch in two small produc
How to edit a video to play on 3 simultanious screens. Video art installation.
by Chrix Lanier 5 years ago
Hi, I want to do a video art installation which will play a video that will export out onto 3 different monitors simultaneously. I am curious if anyone has done this before and how I thought at first
Re: How to edit a video to play on 3 simultanious screens. Video art installation.
by Helge Tjelta 5 years ago
Hi Chrix, My setup is using one macMini per TV and one for controlling the whole thing. On my last setup I used another macmine (I had some old already) for 4 channel audio playback. Commercial wise I
We need it natively for RED RAW
by Helge Tjelta 5 years ago
Hi, I would really like Lock & Load for work for red files inside FCPX without transcoding.... Why not make it RED RAW compatible Helge, Norway Helge
Re: We need it natively for RED RAW
by Roger Bolton 5 years ago
Unfortunately its not that simple, but its something we will look into in the future.
Subtitle , burned into video...
by Helge Tjelta 6 years ago
Hi, guys. In scandinavia we use subtitles and don't do dubbing. And in the NON-tv world, we do it with burned in subtitles, done in our NLE. I've made a program for doing this in a couple of seconds.
Media Management Best Practices
by Dustin Bowser 6 years ago
Hey guys, This is something that has caused many hiccups many times, so I figured I'd post about it specifically to see if anyone has any thoughts or suggestions. I have a feature film project, shot o
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Re: Media Management Best Practices
by Jeremy Garchow 6 years ago
Claude Lyneis "So if you import clips with create optimized media checked, FCPX generates Pro Res files and puts them in the event folder " That is correct. if you had the "Copy File to Final Cut Eve
FCPX Project Backup/Archive with Sparse Disk Bundles
by Keith Koby 6 years ago
About 3 months ago we switched over from using San Locations to Sparse Bundles. The idea was that it would be faster and easier to give copies of projects from editors to producer to assistants etc. T
Re: FCPX Project Backup/Archive with Sparse Disk Bundles
by John Davidson 6 years ago
Hey Keith, funny, we just installed this yesterday. http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 344 25583 To reduce SD's size, run this tool first and then go back into Andreas Kiel's Create Disk image app
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Cleaning up before archiving. An auto-delete tool
by Helge Tjelta 6 years ago
Hi, all. I've just released a tool on the mac app store. It will delete renderfiles, proxyfiles, transcoded files and optical flow files in one go. using fcpx you quickly get a lot of files and gigaby
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Re: Cleaning up before archiving. An auto-delete tool
by John Davidson 6 years ago
As an example, this app just reduced a project from 7 gigs to about 700 MB. A 90% reduction in storage requirements for archived projects is VERY nice. Thanks again! John Davidson President Creative D
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FCPX is Ready for prime time
by Jordan Mena 6 years ago
I'm currently working for a major network that decided to go the FCPX route for creative and finishing in tandem with Resolve. This was my first opportunity to really run FCPX threw its paces and not
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Re: FCPX is Ready for prime time
by Jordan Mena 6 years ago
I use the project Library. Something I have grown fond of. I am very organized. I like to keep a creative cuts folder. with an Archive subfolder or old cuts. Once that cut has been approved I create a
When will Load & Lock do RED files natively ?
by Helge Tjelta 6 years ago
I need to do it on the raws ... so when if ever Helge Helge
Re: When will Load & Lock do RED files natively ?
by Helge Tjelta 6 years ago
The new almighty FCPX :) Helge
Fastest Current GPU setup for Resolve - Rendering HD Resolution
by Gautam Pinto 6 years ago
I've read the config guide, and seen most of the posts and benchmarks available online. I'm now even more unsure than before I started. :) I'm looking for the absolute fastest HD transcoding on OSX fr
Re: Fastest Current GPU setup for Resolve - Rendering HD Resolution
by Helge Tjelta 6 years ago
I agree with juan here. I build a system with a 2012 mac, 32 GB RAM and Cubix expantion box. this one had 1 RED Rocket and 3 GTX 570 2.5GB version. GUI was on internet ATI 5770. Also I had a BMD card
EVGA announced GTX 680 Mac Edition
by Paul Jay 6 years ago
http: www.evga.com articles 00730 http: www.evga.com products pdf 02G-P4-3682.pdf
Re: EVGA announced GTX 680 Mac Edition
by Helge Tjelta 6 years ago
Hold on to the Titan... Here is info from: http: netkas.org GeForce GTX TITAN works April 02nd 2013 Posted to Mountain Lion,Nvidia With updated nvidia drivers from 10.8.4 beta Geforce GTX TITAN works.
Strokes in 3D, possible... ?
by Helge Tjelta 6 years ago
Hi, when I paint a spiral, I want to expand it out in the z-axis, but no can do... is this true... I don't find any z-parameter for the control-points... I want some particle to orbit around some obje
Re: Strokes in 3D, possible... ?
by Don Smith 6 years ago
Try looking at an old Motion tutorial I did some time back. I look at a built-in template and do a post-mortem on it. From examining that template I learn how to do a spiraling paint stroke and pull i
Ripple's Symbolic Link
by Paul Figgiani 6 years ago
After watching Ripple's new Media Managing Motion Templates video i went ahead and built a Cocoa GUI that creates Symbolic Links. No Terminal required. symLinkX Just drag in a source folder, define a
Re: Ripple's Symbolic Link
by Helge Tjelta 6 years ago
me too !!! Helge
Shared templates for motion in FCPX
by Helge Tjelta 6 years ago
Hey my line is now in the MacBreakStudio tutorial 196.... cool! ln -s Volumes NewDisc Folder Motion\ Templates.localized http: www.youtube.com watch v=hCXQmYgBxeI&feature=player_embedded The old p
Re: Shared templates for motion in FCPX
by Helge Tjelta 6 years ago
It is like this: ln (the command) -s (the parameter) Volumes NewDisc Folder (the new place to link to) Motion Templates.localized (the name of the folder from) so: command parameter to from Helge
Move "Motion Templates" folder to another HD
by Sean Thomas 7 years ago
I have a SSD for my system drive. It is getting full with all of my motionVFX plugins and effects. I did a forum search, but the answers must pertain to v4 - because I don't see a PREFS option to sele
Re: Move "Motion Templates" folder to another HD
by Helge Tjelta 6 years ago
Hey my line is now in the MacBreakStudio tutorial 196.... cool! ln -s Volumes NewDisc Folder Motion\ Templates.localized http: www.youtube.com watch v=hCXQmYgBxeI&feature=player_embedded Helge
Candle light test with Beta3 and 3x GTX 570
by Helge Tjelta 7 years ago
all at 24 fps, except N1 at 10 fps... Helge Helge
Re: Candle light test with Beta3 and 3x GTX 570
by Helge Tjelta 7 years ago
All stock, regual 570's with 2.5 GB. OS is 10.7.4, 48 GB RAM, MacPro Dual 6core ATI 5770 for GUI RedRocket card and 3x 570 in cubix 4 desktop expander Helge Helge
Macs now have more GPU card options.... Official supported by BMD
by Helge Tjelta 7 years ago
The new config lists a lot of GTX cards including my 570's..... Nice! Helge
Problems in Resolve 9B, and FCPX xml. What does not translate well...
by Helge Tjelta 7 years ago
Hi, just wanted to list things that don't translate into resolve 9B.: 1. Clips with optical flow turned on inside FCPX, will not show up in timeline H Helge
Re: Problems in Resolve 9B, and FCPX xml. What does not translate well...
by Helge Tjelta 7 years ago
3. speed @ 122 %, R9B crashes 4. speed @ 200 %, R9B crashes Looks like only speed at 100% works for the time being. H Helge
KONA and Io XT Driver Version 10.2.1 X Beta Now Available
by AJA Sales Department 7 years ago
A new driver version, 10.2.1 X Beta, has been released that addresses an issue where some users could experience a kernel panic when using the previous 10.2 X Beta driver version. You may find the app
Re: KONA and Io XT Driver Version 10.2.1 X Beta Now Available
by Helge Tjelta 7 years ago
Hi, looks like something is wrong with the LH version, still on 9.1 even though it says Xbeta2 on the site... Driver is only 9.1.... But LHplus has Xbeta2.1 Helge
CatDV for non-media files
by Helge Tjelta 8 years ago
I'm testing it for archive our projects, but need to keep all files in the catalog... But cataloging Droplets, gives me a lot of .plist, .strings, .dict etc.... how to use the "never import"...with se
Re: CatDV for non-media files
by Rolf Howarth 8 years ago
If you add things like app and pkg to the list of excluded extensions that will prevent CatDV descending into those packages.
Running with audio-apps in 64-bit
by Helge Tjelta 8 years ago
How do I get the AJA card to work with audio apps running in 64-bit. I can choose the AJA card when running my DAW in 32-bit, but it's not in the list when running it at 64-bit... cheers Helge Helge
Re: Running with audio-apps in 64-bit
by Jeremy Garchow 8 years ago
Make sure your drivers are up to date. Then run the firmware updater located in the AJA Utilities folder to ensure 64bit capability.
The Really Big Apple
by Bob Cole 9 years ago
This may bear on the perhaps impossible and fruitless speculation about Apple's intention's regarding Final Cut Pro and the professional video business. Apple has gotten very, very big. I just saw a l
Re: The Really Big Apple
by Helge Tjelta 9 years ago
lets not forget that without content, apples product don't do us much... and audio and video, mags, pictures etc are much being done on a mac. So yes, they must care about the pro part! No content, no
DVI extender, all options greyed out
by Helge Tjelta 10 years ago
After initial start of the DVI extender and choosingYES to firmware update, and the update going wrong, I can no longer choose between the to modes. SDI or Extender... What is wrong with my DVI extend
Re: DVI Extender, All options greyed out
by Altomote ivan 10 years ago
I have the same problem and I can not find ways around. Ivan Altomonte
2K and 25fps for RED and PAL people
by Helge Tjelta 10 years ago
Will we get 25 fps in 2K WOuld be nice to do edits for video and do it in 2k as a master sincerly Helge
On Air this year?
by Helge Tjelta 13 years ago
Anyone knows when, or is it just me that has not yet found it sincerly Helge
Re: On Air this year?
by Kristian Lam 13 years ago
Soon :)regards Kristian Lam Blackmagic Design
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