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FCPXML not linking correctly when taken back to Resolve
by Jacob Brown 6 months ago
I've edited a feature length project originally shot on BlackMagic Cinema DNG. We brought raw media into Resolve. Exported proxies. Edited in FCPXML. Now am exporting the FCPXML and bringing into reso
Re: FCPXML not linking correctly when taken back to Resolve
by Jacob Brown 6 months ago
haha yeah always deadline. Thanks, checked all those. Gonna have to keep tinkering.
Audio Auto Sync
by Jacob Brown 9 months ago
So I just wrapped a production in which we shot BM cinemaDNG, and external audio. The tascam produced 3-4 tracks that exist as separate files, not as one multi-track file. My understanding from here i
Re: Audio Auto Sync
by Jacob Brown 9 months ago
wow that software worked perfectly. Thank you! of course now resolve is crashing every time I try to sync a handful of my bins. arghh
Any workflow for "media manage" trim to used + handles? Willing to go way outside the box for this.
by David Parker 4 years ago
Hey there. At the moment there is only one thing stopping my shop from moving over to FCPX. Our workflow requires some of our media to go through an external process, and then return to the NLE. On FC
Re: Any workflow for "media manage" trim to used + handles? Willing to go way outside the box for this.
by Jacob Brown 4 years ago
Hey David, This solution will depend on the specifics of your editing process, but I have a simple idea. Before beginning your edit in FCPX, create Compound Clips out of the ranges of the huge media f
blocky glitch artifacts on timeline playback and rendered files
by Jacob Brown 4 years ago
this is killing me on a job right now....occurring across multiple projects and libraries. on both playback and rendered exported files, i'm getting these blocky artifacts flashing on the picture. not
Re: blocky glitch artifacts on timeline playback and rendered files
by Jacob Brown 4 years ago
Yes. I've transcoded to 4444 and 422. I also have a library showing the problem that is Alexa footage, untranscoded 4444. i'm on the newest imac 27" ...maxed out specs. 40 gig ram and the AMD Radeon R
Glitchy Video on Export from Final Cut
by Errol Lazare 7 years ago
I am experiencing a glitch when I export from final cut using Export to Quicktime Movie. Basically after every edit point there is a mosaic square pixelated glitch that appears. I am on a Mac Pro 8 Co
Re: Glitchy Video on Export from Final Cut
by Jacob Brown 4 years ago
did you ever resolve this i'm having the same problem both in timeline and export. only in FCPX not in resolve. on a maxed out brand new iMac
weird visual artifacts during playback, within FCP only
by Jacob Brown 4 years ago
long timeline. on some clips getting strange visual artifacts when i play back full screen. sort of a shimmery jagged line shape thing. anyone else seen this its hard to get a screenshot because it ki
Which new Mac for DR12?
by John Calhoun 4 years ago
I am looking to buy a new system to run DR12. From what I hear, it requires some pretty beefy hardware. What would the the minimum system iMac or MacPro that would be recommended What would be the opt
Re: Which new Mac for DR12?
by Jacob Brown 4 years ago
Hey John, what iMac did you end up getting. I'm wondering how important it is to max out the Flash Storage (SSD). The jump from 512 to 1tb is killer. Also, does everyone have good experience with the
Apply an Effect to Top Layer Only
by Steve Schoenbaum 4 years ago
I have several layers stacked: background on bottom, then text that appears at the top of the frame, then a compound clip of 3 stills that will compose along the bottom section of the frame. If I have
Re: Apply an Effect to Top Layer Only
by Jacob Brown 4 years ago
create a compound clip of the top layer after you apply the effect. (or apply the effect within the timeline of the clip instead of your main timeline)
occasional bug when switching timelines/loading a project - playback stops/breaks
by Jacob Brown 4 years ago
hey all. i'm running FCPX 10.2.2 and Yosemite. i'm experiencing this bug fairly frequently where, when i load a new project, or switch timelines (sometimes even when loading a CC as a timeline) the pl
Re: occasional bug when switching timelines/loading a project - playback stops/breaks
by Scott Parker 4 years ago
Yeah, this happens to me a lot. I can't figure out any way around it. I thought maybe my Library size was too big at one point, but that's not it as I reduced the size and still have the problem, alth
Hue keyframing
by Sebastian Alvarez 4 years ago
Either I'm missing something or keyframing hue values in FCPX is very poorly designed. In every other NLE or motion graphics program I've ever used, including Premiere and AE, the hue wheel starts at
Re: Hue keyframing
by Howard Duy Vu 4 years ago
Not sure if you have a good understanding of the color wheel and how it relates to hue. To accomplish what you want, you would just keyframe from 360 degrees to 40. That's the exact same thing as goin
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Shape masks and colour masks
by James Ewart 4 years ago
Hello I've applied a black and white colour shape mask to a clip. Now I have something passing through my shape that I would like to remain black and white. I think I can apply some kind of extra colo
Re: Shape masks and colour masks
by Jacob Brown 4 years ago
noah am curious what you meant by using Color Finale for masking is that in combo with SliceX i usually attempt to do keyframes by hand in FCPX, but if it's a 2-3 hour type ordeal, then no of course t
Track X only playing first frame or insert layer...what was the solution?
by Jacob Brown 5 years ago
Hey I know some of you guys had this problem and got a solution direct from Coremelt, would any of you be able to share I have emailed them but am on a deadline that is today....and its sunday don't k
TrackX - Simple & Layer Track - Insert Layer only shows first frame, no video playback
by Nicholas Kleczewski 6 years ago
Hey everyone Not sure if I'm just doing something wrong, but I've tried every which way to attach video to the Insert Layer window, dragging, clicking and hitting Attach Clip, but all are giving me ju
Re: TrackX - Simple & Layer Track - Insert Layer only shows first frame, no video playback
by Jacob Brown 5 years ago
I am having this same problem. Latest version of coremelt, fcpx, and osx, already tried trashing preferences.... help thanks!
first really commercial/corporate job with FCPX
by Jacob Brown 5 years ago
I don't do a lot of corporate work. In fact this was my first time. The gig was to basically go to a fancy party thrown by a lux swiss watch company, shoot some red carpet interviews, a lot of atmosph
Re: first really commercial/corporate job with FCPX
by Jacob Brown 5 years ago
haha funny. 25 was i think because it came from europe or something. 60 was indeed for slo-mo. of course all problems avoidable with proper planning. but sometimes you're young and hungry and take a j
Locking tracks - still annoying me
by Julian Bowman 6 years ago
I don't use the multi cam feature. Don't ask why, I just prefer my method. I have 3 video tracks stacked. Underneath I detach the audio from the main cam, so I have 4 tracks. Next I watch it, hitting
Re: Locking tracks - still annoying me
by Jacob Brown 6 years ago
hey Julian, someone may have already kind of mentioned this, but if you were to turn the video tracks into a single compound clip after you had resized and repositioned, then you would i think be able
My trusty friend FCP 7?
by Bret Williams 6 years ago
If I understand X and it's rendering correctly, I don't think it'll do what I just used 7 to do... I rendered out a 14min animation from AE. A few seconds in the middle were screwed up. I rerendered t
Re: My trusty friend FCP 7?
by Walter Soyka 6 years ago
Jeremy Garchow "I have a hunch FCPX is recompressing every thing on the way out, but it is hard to know for sure." FCPX does smart render (avoid recompression) when possible. I test with a compressio
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Jacob Brown liked this 6 years ago
"FCP-X Improved or Expedited" thread collapsed on my screen - so to continue...
by Bill Davis 6 years ago
Was involved in the interesting discussion in the "How has FCP-X Improved or Expedited, thread, but when I came back to the discussion today, that thread seems to have been collapsed down to about 3 p
Re: "FCP-X Improved or Expedited" thread collapsed on my screen - so to continue...
by Jacob Brown 6 years ago
semi transparent layers stacked over fades stacked over other layers. with various compositing styles.
X2Premiere?
by David Powell 6 years ago
I'm in a situation where I'm doing dslr multicam that needs to be delivered in PP. I thought I could just jump into PP and figure it out, but I'm just burning time that I could've been halfway through
Re: X2Premiere?
by Jacob Brown 6 years ago
have you tried taking your audio out with one workflow and your picture out with another i just brought an old FCP7 project shot on RED into FCPX perfectly this way (problematic bc the fcp7 was linked
hahaha this is hilarious...final cut studio for sale on craigslist
by Jacob Brown 6 years ago
wonder if he'll find a buyer! ! http: newyork.craigslist.org brk pho 4063766768.html
Re: hahaha this is hilarious...final cut studio for sale on craigslist
by Steve Garman 6 years ago
I need a license for FCP Studio 3. If you're not using yours, I like to buy one. I don't need the software, just the license.
"1 afternoon FCPX equals one week AVID Unity"
by alban egger 6 years ago
Good article by Sam Mestman about a recent production-setup of his: http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro news 1225-fcp-x-in-bulgaria-a-new-definition-of-professional
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Re: "1 afternoon FCPX equals one week AVID Unity"
by T. Payton 6 years ago
FYI. Sam really knows his stuff regarding RED workflow with FCPX, not just in theory but with many projects under his belt in FCPX. He shares some of his experience here at a lafcpug this summer: http
Convert large HD file to under 2 GB
by Bobby Hall 6 years ago
I have an 18 minute short that I want to submit online to a festival that requires the video to be under 2 GB. Right now, it's 18 GB, 1920x1080 prores 422. I've tried different ways to get it under 2
Re: Convert large HD file to under 2 GB
by Jacob Brown 6 years ago
If you are using compressor or something like that, be sure to pay attention to the key frame setting in the H264 conversion. If you have a lot of fades or composites or effects or the like. Or rapid
Adding 'Favorite' to a clip on the timeline
by Lazarus Rico 6 years ago
Hi, Does anyone know if there is a way to add Favorite to a clip ALREADY on the timeline without having to resort to Shift-F and bringing it up in the Event browser The reason I ask is I have a sequen
Re: Adding 'Favorite' to a clip on the timeline
by Bill Davis 6 years ago
Lazarus Rico "The reason I ask is I have a sequence of shortlisted clips on a timeline and would like to only be able to see those clips in the Event browser when I start a new timeline to do my fine
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Jacob Brown liked this 6 years ago
bmcc raw, resolve not recognizing file structure
by Jacob Brown 6 years ago
hi. just completed my first raw shoot with the BMCC 2.5k raw camera. i shot onto two sandisk extreme 480 ssd's. afterwards, i copied the contents of each SSD into its own directory on an external hard
Re: bmcc raw, resolve not recognizing file structure
by Jacob Brown 6 years ago
interestingly i did reformat one of the SSDs as it was fat32. the other was already mac OS. both had dropped frames (and yes i now realize was dropped frames as there are indeed missing frames). is th
single drive thunderbolt vs the cheaper prosumer raids
by Jacob Brown 6 years ago
i'm currently editing a long format piece in FCPX (aprox 90 mins in timeline). i am editing on a Lacie 3TB d2 Quadra. (connected to a MBP retina 2.6ghz w 16gb ram) is it worth it for me to switch to e
Re: single drive thunderbolt vs the cheaper prosumer raids
by Rainer Wirth 6 years ago
I think you should stick to the lacie 4bay raids. Never change a running system! The first step up the ladder would be a SAS 8-bay array. cheers Rainer factstory Rainer Wirth phone_0049-177-2156086 Ma
The New Mac
by Rafael Amador 6 years ago
Cables are back
Re: The New Mac
by Herb Sevush 6 years ago
Jim Hines "These days, once you get beyond the subjective aesthetic appeal of the case; what are you really left with " Thunderbolt 2. Herb Sevush Zebra Productions --------------------------- nothin
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grading BMCC footage to match another camera/lens setup
by Jacob Brown 6 years ago
hey there. am shooting 3 pickup shots in about a week that will be used in a feature film that was shot on an Arri Alexa with Cooke Primes and a massive Angenieux Optimo zoom. production budget is pre
Re: grading BMCC footage to match another camera/lens setup
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 6 years ago
I would say go for the BMCC. The raw will give you greater latitude to grade with and therefor match with. Also, the sensor is from a similar family as the Alexa so the tones are pretty close out of t
How will the new MacPro compare with a topped out 2012 27" iMac
by Mark Dobson 6 years ago
Just wondering how the new MacPro will compare with my 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 2012 27" iMac, will I really benefit from this new machine I have to say I've already mentally bought it. My initial reacti
Re: How will the new MacPro compare with a topped out 2012 27" iMac
by Mark Suszko 6 years ago
Just as a first impression the design of the thing seems to me like it's designed to be the centerpiece of a home media center, more than a workstation.
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And the other big winner
by David Cherniack 6 years ago
...(aside from Apple who will no doubt sell a bundle of these to cylindrophiles) is the Hackintosh Wintel integrating community...who will be able to put together machines with dual 12 core Xeons (48
Re: And the other big winner
by Charlie Austin 6 years ago
David Cherniack "But if all you need is FCPX the Cylinder rocks." Pixar and The Foundry are running demo's on the new MP tomorrow. Maybe you should call them and tell them why they really should use
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Grant Petty on the new MP
by Jim Giberti 6 years ago
FWIW, from the CEO of Black Magic. http: forum.blackmagicdesign.com viewtopic.php f=11&t=8898
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Re: Grant Petty on the new MP
by Rick Lang 6 years ago
Andrew, yes I meant Resolve 10 would run better on the Mac Pro Tube AMD FirePro with the latest OpenCL than any other Mac! Certainly it may not keep up with other platforms but as you suggest, it may
Mac Pro GPU/Memory/CPU/etc Expandability
by Jacob Brown 6 years ago
Why does everyone assume that none of these things are expandable changeable If you look at http: www.apple.com mac-pro there is a very prominent "unlock" button that allows the chases to open and sli
Re: Mac Pro GPU/Memory/CPU/etc Expandability
by Ty Vann 6 years ago
No whining from me. Power plus design. I like it. I'm going to order the minute this beast becomes available. Been waiting for it TOO long. FCPX is going to scream on this thing, leaving you straggler
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Sync Workflow in FCPX for feature film project, 500-600 clips
by Jacob Brown 7 years ago
I am editing a feature film. I have about 5-600 clips (and 5-600 corresponding audio files) across three events in FCPX. Each event sometimes spans multiple locations on my external hard drive. I woul
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