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James Culbertson

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November 17th 2003
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Wrong compound clip frame rate fix?
by James Culbertson 1 week ago
I've received an already edited short film to do a bit of finishing on. For some reason they have Red Dragon 5K 23.98 footage in synced 720p60 compound clips. I can modify the frame size of the compou
Re: Wrong compound clip frame rate fix?
by James Culbertson 1 week ago
Jeremy Garchow "but Synchronized clips are harder to do that in the timeline." For this short film, breaking them apart will work OK.
FCP X hits 3.5 Million users?
by Bill Davis 4 weeks ago
Atomos CEO Jeromy Young says so in a live interview from the IBC Floor. Slip of the tongue Judge for yourself. If true, that s kinda crazy growth acceleration. https: m.youtube.com watch v=OvKw3msZ6h0
Re: FCP X hits 3.5 Million users?
by James Culbertson 4 weeks ago
James Culbertson "The point being that I have never been adverse to trying new NLEs" Though thinking about it. I was adverse to using D Vision Pro... painfully buggy.
23.976 seen as dropframe in Quicktime Apps playback?
by James Culbertson 1 month ago
I've just now noticed that 23.976 timelines exported from FCPX are seen in Quicktime playback as Drop Frame timecode (even though no such thing exists). I'm preparing some short films for playback at
Vote for new forum name
by Herb Sevush 2 months ago
This forum's name will soon be changed. I'm proposing that all who are interested vote for the best possible name. I do not want any discussion or persuading in this thread, simply list the name you p
Re: Vote for new forum name
by James Culbertson 2 months ago
Kathlyn Lindeboom "How about "ALL NLEs: The Great Debate"" Sounds good to me.
That same old question...
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
It seems to pop up every so often here and other apps. How do you folks deal with projectors and media players I get to see my work maybe once or twice a year in public venues so experience is lacking
Re: That same old question...
by James Culbertson 2 months ago
In certain circumstances I have used DT Videolabs - PlaybackPro on a fast laptop, or dedicated server, with ProRes masters to avoid compression issues. Though in many cases a good H.264 compression is
FCPX audio levels, fades, keyframes into Resolve 15?
by James Culbertson 2 months ago
Is there a way to get audio levels, fades and keyframes out of FCPX and into Resolve 15 via FCPXML. Not working here so far. FCPX 10.4.3, FCPXML XML Version 1.8 general; Resolve Studio 15
Re: FCPX audio levels, fades, keyframes into Resolve 15?
by James Culbertson 2 months ago
Makes sense. Though with the integration of Fairlight I wondered if perhaps that had changed.
FCPX, Compressor, and Toast to BluRay with Chapter makers?
by James Culbertson 2 months ago
Do Chapter Markers from FCPX make it through Compressor to Toast for BluRay creation I assume not, but wanted to check. I can make them in Toast directly, but it would be easier to do in FCPX.
AVCHD stutter bug or camera specific issue?
by James Culbertson 2 months ago
I getting 1080p59.94 AVCHD footage from a couple of different cameras. Canon C100 mkII native playback is fine. AVCHD from a Panasonic AG-DV200 is stuttery playback when playing original native footag
Re: AVCHD stutter bug or camera specific issue?
by James Culbertson 2 months ago
Joe Marler "To me AVCHD is a hassle because" It's low budget at this point, and they decided to go with 1080p AVCHD to match the resolution limits of the C100 mkII. It's fine for this project, the fo
Camera archive internal management
by James Culbertson 2 months ago
Is there an app that would allow me to delete redundant video clips from Camera Archive folders so I am not backing up a lot of data unnecessarily For instance, if I am separating each camera archive
Re: Camera archive internal management
by James Culbertson 2 months ago
Makes sense. There is no budget for a dedicated data wrangler on this shoot. Though I try to enforce, but the shooters are in the field and don't always remember my texts. I'm a little afraid to muck
The Real Menace of FCP X
by Simon Ubsdell 5 months ago
The original promise of FCP X was great. Here was an approach that offered us a set of interesting new concepts and consequently some different ways of thinking about editing. I for one never had an a
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Re: The Real Menace of FCP X
by James Culbertson 5 months ago
MEGA - Make Editing Great Again! Personally, I keep coming back to this forum for the entertainment. ...just when I think threads can't get any more silly, they do. Anyway, back to my serfdom.
Premiere CC 2018 H264 uses Quick Sync, faster than FCPX on iMac Pro at H264 encoding
by Joe Marler 5 months ago
For years Premiere has been criticized as being much slower than FCPX at H264 encode and decode due to not using Quick Sync. A year or two ago Premiere started using this on Windows (to some degree) b
Re: Premiere CC 2018 H264 uses Quick Sync, faster than FCPX on iMac Pro at H264 encoding
by James Culbertson 5 months ago
Walter Soyka "Is it just encodes If this accelerates decode, too, does it make working with those devilish H.264 formats link any smoother " I'd like to know this too. One of the many reasons I prefe
Flickering artifact on right hand side of exported content
by Tim Jones 1 year ago
I have an issue where exports from Premiere (CC 2017.1.2 on OS X High Sierra) have a flickering artifact on the right hand side. The footage was created on a Canon C300 MkII, and ingested into Prelude
Re: Flickering artifact on right hand side of exported content
by James Culbertson 8 months ago
David Seay "...changing the render engine from Metal to OpenGL. You might also try using the Software Only mode as well, it's slower, but doesn't use your GPU." Yes, we tried both of those things, bu
Fitting image file as texture to single polygon?
by James Culbertson 3 years ago
Is there an easy way to have an image file as texture fit to the size of a single polygon on the side of an object What about multiple selected polygons (but not all polygons) on the side of an object
Re: Fitting image file as texture to single polygon?
by Adam Trachtenberg 3 years ago
There's no automatic way to do that. For a single polygon you'd want to set the texture type to flat projection and then use the Texture Tool to move rotate scale the projection to fit your polygon. A
some textures not showing in viewport?
by James Culbertson 3 years ago
In a non-rendered viewport (perspective view), using Gourard Shading, sometimes some textures (but not all) are not showing. Seems to be mostly imported textures from Photoshop that are effected this
clips and projects listed in library and not in event?
by James Culbertson 4 years ago
Suddenly in the middle of working on a project, my clips and projects are no longer listed in my (only) event but are listed when I click on the library. It appears that all my keywords have disappear
Re: clips and projects listed in library and not in event?
by Noah Kadner 4 years ago
Are you sure nothing is typed into the search field- that will make the event appear to be empty. Noah FCPWORKS - FCPX Workflow Call Box Training
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Deactivating plugins on an older computer?
by James Culbertson 4 years ago
I have an older MacPro that I can no longer access that has licenses I need to deactivate for SliceX with Mocha, TrackX, and Lock and Load. The Core Melt documentation seems to suggest that VTwin Igni
Re: Deactivating plugins on an older computer?
by Roger Bolton 4 years ago
Hi Jame, please email us at support at coremelt dot com so we can help you with this. - Freelance: Flame - Smoke - Resolve - Nuke - VFX Supervision Owner Director: CoreMelt Plugins
Pegasus2 data copy problems
by James Culbertson 4 years ago
I am having issues (new in the last week or two) copying from one Pegasus2 R4 8TB (Raid 5) to another of the same make model (via separate Thunderbolt ports on back of MacPro), and to from external dr
Re: Pegasus2 data copy problems - Promise response
by James Culbertson 4 years ago
I sent Pegasus a service report for my two drives and they responded: "One-bit ECC error was detected" I've replied with a query asking them to give me some advice on what to do about it. ;-) Anyone e
new Pegasus: MP startsup but screens are black?
by James Culbertson 4 years ago
I just purchased a new Promise Pegasus2 to add to another that has been installed for 6 months or so. Both drives power on fine with normal lights. MacPro appears to boot normally but the monitors are
Re: new Pegasus: MP startsup but screens are black?
by James Culbertson 4 years ago
Plugging both into the back of the MacPro solved the issue; both cables work. I did have one Thunderbolt port open (two older ACDs, Matrox adaptor, Tb USB FW hub, and existing Pegasus2 R4). The questi
Creative Cloud app barely working: ready to give up on CC completely
by James Culbertson 5 years ago
I've been dealing with CC app bugginess since I first installed it a couple of months ago. The CC app would randomly quit and sometimes not start up at all. Once it does this I have to restart my comp
Re: Creative Cloud app barely working: ready to give up on CC completely
by James Culbertson 5 years ago
I'll definitely try your suggestion out... though at the moment I cannot get the Adobe Creative Cloud app installer to initialize. It freezes immediately. Fortunately, my CS6 apps are working fine aga
Expression: forcing decimals on even integers?
by James Culbertson 5 years ago
Is there a way to modify an expression like this: -thisComp.layer("shape").transform.rotation.value.toFixed(2) + ""; so that there are always decimals even with even integers. For instance, the curren
Re: Expression: forcing decimals on even integers?
by James Culbertson 5 years ago
That works! Really appreciate it. I was starting to get obsessed...
PIae 1.02, AE CS6, OSX 10.7.4 - license errors and crashes
by James Culbertson 6 years ago
MacPro1.1, ATI Radeon HD 5770, OSX 10.7.4 (recent clean install), AE CS6 v11.01, PIae 1.02: PIae installs just fine, but applying to a solid layer, AE CS6 gives an open CL error and crash-quits. Any s
Re: PIae 1.02, AE CS6, OSX 10.7.4 - license errors and crashes
by Alan Lorence 6 years ago
Yes, wait until we have the CS6 patch available. pIAE won't work with CS6 until we do. Email support at genarts dot com and ask to test out the pIAE CS6 beta when available. Alan. ....................
Toggling mono audio to stereo?
by James Culbertson 9 years ago
FCP editor trying to learn the basics of Premiere: I can't seem to find any way in the manual to toggle a clip's audio channels from mono to stereo (and vice-versa). Or perhaps there is a key command
Re: Toggling mono audio to stereo?
by James Culbertson 7 years ago
I do believe there was a way. But I was only experimenting with Premiere at the time, and have not touched it since them, so I cannot remember now what the solution was. Sorry to not be of more help.
Creating favorites library in MEL crashes PI 3.0.8.1
by James Culbertson 7 years ago
I'm trying to create a Favorites Library and PI 3.0.8.1 crashes constantly while working in the "Manage Emitter Libraries" dialog preventing me from doing anything there. Any suggestions for how to st
Re: Creating favorites library in MEL crashes PI 3.0.8.1
by James Culbertson 7 years ago
Yes, v1.02
Emitter Catalog?
by James Culbertson 7 years ago
I downloaded the PI 3.0 Emitter Catalog and the images are kind of small to be very useful. Is there any other catalog out there with larger sized imagery Thanks, James
AVID imported OMF "loses" audio
by James Culbertson 8 years ago
I have been unable to reconnect (batch import) to a number of audio only files (no reel or timecode) on a project sent to me on hard drive (both systems are MC5). So I had the other editor send an OMF
Re: AVID imported OMF "loses" audio
by James Culbertson 8 years ago
All audio is from the same device and all are 16bit 44.1KHz wav files.
Relink problems + Crashing
by James Culbertson 8 years ago
I'm an editor who has been handed a simple MC5 project which I am using as an reason to play with the MC5 trial (on Mac OSX 10.6.4). I have not touched Media Composer since the early 2000's. I've been
Re: Relink problems + Crashing
by James Culbertson 8 years ago
Setting the bin display in the way you describe leaves the bin empty. If I then add sources to the bin display I can see the source files, but not if I turn off master clips. Does this mean that the l
AVID Media Composer 5 EDL to FCP?
by James Culbertson 8 years ago
I've been handed a hard drive with a project that I thought was edited in FCP but was done in AVID Media Composer 5 instead. I need to get this little 6 minute piece (just stills and voiceover) over t
Re: AVID Media Composer 5 EDL to FCP?
by James Culbertson 8 years ago
That's clear. Thanks for the explanation. James
particleIllusion for After Effects (Win) released!
by Alan Lorence 9 years ago
We've released particleIllusion for After Effects on Windows. More info here: Alan. www.wondertouch.com
Re: particleIllusion for After Effects (Win) released!
by James Culbertson 9 years ago
Is it 32bit
Justified text randomly doesn't justify?
by James Culbertson 9 years ago
Finally switching from Freehand... Opened a Freehand 10 document in Illustrator CS3. It comes across fine, except that all of the text is center justified in some way or other (and shows it in the Ill
Re: Justified text randomly doesn't justify?
by James Culbertson 9 years ago
That fixed it. Thanks! James
Clearing render settings list?
by James Culbertson 10 years ago
This seems like it should be really basic. But I cannot find any mention in the manual or help: How do I clear the render settings list under load render preset in the Render settings window "Delete R
Re: Clearing render settings list?
by James Culbertson 10 years ago
Nevermind. Finally found it in the Content Browser.
3.07 not responding
by James Culbertson 10 years ago
OSX 10.4.11, QT 7.5, MacIntel - Did the manual upgrade from 3.05 to 3.07. Particle Illusion freezes everytime on startup. In fact the last time I tried it it froze my entire machine and I had to use t
Re: 3.07 not responding
by James Culbertson 10 years ago
Hi Alan, Deleted the prefs but no change. The App is still freezing on startup. Any other suggestions Thanks much, James
H264 white screen from Episode Pro
by James Culbertson 12 years ago
I have QT 7.1.3 on my Mac (10.4.8). I'm using Telestream Episode Pro to compress from a Quicktime animation compressed file to H264. When I open the file I get a white screen. I assuming this is becau
Re: H264 white screen from Episode Pro
by Charles Simonson 12 years ago
You are correct about this being an issue with QT. QT only supports the baseline and main profiles of the H.264 codec. To view High profile or 4:2:2 encodes, you need a PC and a decoder like the one a
Imported model different in C4D versus AE-INV?
by James Culbertson 12 years ago
Is it normal for a model to be different when importing into different 3D apps I have a .3DS model of a male figure I downloaded from TurboSquid.com which I am using in AE-Invigorator. I imported the
Re: Imported model different in C4D versus AE-INV?
by Jon Okerstrom 12 years ago
Hi Albion, I suspect it has to do with the fact that translations between file formats aren't always 100 percent perfect. I don't have a great solution for you, unless you can go back to the app and t
Long save times with InvPro 4.09
by James Culbertson 12 years ago
I have a fairly simple project using a couple of different separate INV layers with imported .3DS models. Male body, brain, saw, hammer. All in wire frame material mode. Camera, lights all from INV. N
Re: Long save times with InvPro 4.09
by Jon Okerstrom 12 years ago
Hi James, It seems long, but I'm thinking Invigorator is actually resaving the imported objects every time, just as the project files include Illustrator art. Lots and lots of polygons could be slowin
Sorenson or Popwire for Flash8 On2 VP6 compression?
by James Culbertson 12 years ago
I have both Sorenson 4.3 and Popwire 4.01. I need to begin working with the On2 VP6 codec which is an additional purchase for both apps. Anyone know of the differences between Sorenson and Popwire for
Re: Sorenson or Popwire for Flash8 On2 VP6 compression?
by Charles Simonson 12 years ago
End to end result differences aren't much, but Popwire's has a few more options, is $50 cheaper, and is about 10x faster on a Quad G5.
Search emitter by the name
by vincent vacher 12 years ago
Hello, Is there a way in library manager to search an emitter by the name. Sometime i must open each library to see if emitter i search is inside. I didn't found this option. Thanks in advance. Vincen
Re: Search emitter by the name
by James Culbertson 12 years ago
When I go to Kim's link I get an error and the page does not fully load (I have Flash 8 plugin loaded in Safari). Is this spreadsheed to found anywhere else Thanks much, James
Compression Master 4.0 crashing?
by James Culbertson 12 years ago
I am considering purchasing Compression Master and have been evaluating it. I'm just looking through the settings and interface. It has crashed at least 6 times just clicking on parameters (randomly t
Re: Compression Master 4.0 crashing?
by James Culbertson 12 years ago
Got a response from Popwire support saying that the general instability has been fixed in a forthcoming bug fix. Thanks much, James
best workflow: to muxed m2v/mp2 program stream
by James Culbertson 12 years ago
Not sure if Compression Master, Compressor or Cleaner can do this in one pass. But I need to take separate MPEG2 video and PCM audio files and go to a combined MPEG2 program stream file (with mpeg lay
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