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James Taylor

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January 27th 2005
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After Effects 5 stopped working today - crash on startup
by James Taylor 1 year ago
I teach a video class in high school. We have been using after effects 5 for the last several years. It has been working great. My lab has deep freez on, so every night it resets the computers to day
Re: After Effects 5 stopped working today - crash on startup
by James Taylor 1 year ago
Well, four IT folks have been working on it. Nothing. It's like Adobe turned a switch off and CS5 no longer works.
.mts (AVCHD) pains me
by Eric Santiago 3 years ago
I have read enough on here in regards to AVCHD files in FCPX. I have a client with major issues and the clips are average 10 min in length. Beach balling constantly on both nMac and 5K iMac. I manage
Re: .mts (AVCHD) pains me
by James Taylor 3 years ago
So what did you end up with for media At the moment, I use clipwrap to wrap everything in an .mov file. I archive the originals. I then import the wrapped files into FCPX. That keeps my libraries as s
portrait effects to fill the screen
by Patrick Donegan 4 years ago
How do I create that effect of rolling out the edge pixels all the way to the edge on a portrait aspect picture or a movie someone created on an iPad in the portrait mode I have seen it before and jus
Re: portrait effects to fill the screen
by James Taylor 4 years ago
i think you are lookng for somethimg like this http: www.fcpeffects.com collections entire-catalogue products vertical-video-solutions JT
FCPX miniDV Capture via Camera Archive - losing media
by Loren Risker 4 years ago
I'm trying to capture a few dozen tapes as painlessly as possible. There will surely be timecode breaks so I'm trying to find a way to just capture through breaks - I don't care if it creates a new fi
Re: FCPX miniDV Capture via Camera Archive - losing media
by James Taylor 4 years ago
Does your tape go all the way to the end I had similar problems when the tape i was capturing went all the way to the end. FCPX would always erese the last clip. I found that if I stopped the capture
AE CS6 problem with some cc effects?
by James Taylor 4 years ago
I'm running CS6 on a rMBP. Some of the simulation filters don't seem to be working properly. If I use CC snow or rain on a layer it won't show up properly. However, if I add cc particle world and then
Re: AE CS6 problem with some cc effects?
by James Taylor 4 years ago
Sorry Dave, should have mentioned that. OS X 10.10.1 AE 11.0.4.2 That was my first thought. I downloaded a new installer form Adobe. Then downloaded the most recent update from Adobe. No luck :-( Anyo
What is this button? And how did it get there? (FCPX DVD Menu)
by James Taylor 5 years ago
Trying to figure out what this is It doesn't always appear in my DVD's that I share from FCPX. Any ideas
Re: What is this button? And how did it get there? (FCPX DVD Menu)
by James Taylor 5 years ago
Matt, Thanks! I should have realized that. I thought that box needed to be selected for the chapter markers to appear in the DVD. Should have read it closer. Looks like the chapter markers appear in t
Final Cut Pro X: best basic training video and forum?
by jacques revera 5 years ago
Bonjour, professeur ! I could not tell by browsing this forum if this is more focused on final cut pro 5-7, Final Cut Pro X or both. Any consensus on * the best forum * for amateur Final Cut Pro X pro
Re: Final Cut Pro X: best basic training video and forum?
by James Taylor 5 years ago
Hello, I'm sure those are all good choices for training. I especially like the RippleTraining stuff. However, I noticed you don't have Izzy Video Training on your list. If you don't mind watching onli
RedShark News: Opinion: Which are the best NLEs right now?
by Craig Seeman 5 years ago
RedShark News: Opinion: Which are the best NLEs right now http: www.redsharknews.com post item 2160-opinion-which-are-the-best-nles-right-now Can an article be both fluffy and provocative He clearly l
Re: RedShark News: Opinion: Which are the best NLEs right now?
by James Taylor 5 years ago
Thanks Tony!
Best file type for Sony Vegas 10
by James Taylor 5 years ago
Looks like I will be using Sony Vegas 10 for the first time this year. I will probably use StreamClip to convert my media files. What would be the best codec to use Something that is easy to edit and
Re: Best file type for Sony Vegas 10
by Bob Peterson 5 years ago
Why do you think you need to convert your video files You should probably try your files in Vegas before deciding that they need to be converted. Do not install any codec packs.
30th Anniversary of Mac film shot entirely on iPhones
by Steve Connor 5 years ago
http: www.apple.com 30-years 1-24-14-film #video-1242014-film But was it edited on FCPX Steve Connor There's nothing we can't argue about on the FCPX COW Forum
Re: 30th Anniversary of Mac film shot entirely on iPhones
by James Taylor 5 years ago
Thanks John -- I'll take a look. JT
Macbook Retina Refresh Problems With CS6
by James Taylor 6 years ago
Just upgraded to the a Macbook Retina 15. Using the latest version of Photoshop CS6. When I zoom in and out of an image I almost always get a black or white square in the image. That part of the image
My project just disappeared!
by Mark Morache 6 years ago
I've been working on it for 2-3 hours and I was nearly through. I just had to add a few graphics. As I was selecting the font for the custom text clip, it was hanging up, so I quit FCPX. Upon re-openi
Re: Didn't expect that!
by Bill Davis 6 years ago
Apropos of whatever... I just got hit with a nasty $600 car repair bill because I had three almost busted motor mounts on one of our cars. The repair guy asked me if My wife and I always came to a com
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James Taylor liked this 6 years ago
Some Qs from former FCP 7 user
by Sascha Engel 6 years ago
Hi Everybody, Yes, I admit it: After being hatefully negativ of FCPX, I took the time now to dive into the software and learn it. I still think, a lot of things are not good and awfully Prosumer orien
Re: Some Qs from former FCP 7 user
by David Eaks 6 years ago
I think Jeff's "compound clips as snapshots" method could be handy, but it is ONLY to be used once you have a firm grasp on how compound clips work. What he is saying is that you can select everything
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James Taylor liked this 6 years ago
Does "FCPX or Not" really boil down to "AE or Not?"
by Chris Jacek 6 years ago
Having followed this forum on-and-off for 2 years, I've noticed a few trends among the "Not" crowd, which I consider myself part of (i.e. I don't like FCPX, and have even started migrating to Windows
Re: Does "FCPX or Not" really boil down to "AE or Not?"
by Brett Sherman 6 years ago
I use FCP X daily and AE periodically. In general, I create short graphics that fit into 5-20 minute long videos. So opening a whole sequence project in AE is not at all useful to me. I like AE, but p
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James Taylor liked this 6 years ago
Any plans to support Motion 5 with any of your plugins?
by James Taylor 6 years ago
Something your considering Or not worth the trouble JT
Re: Any plans to support Motion 5 with any of your plugins?
by James Taylor 6 years ago
Edward, That is unfortunate. I'm not a fan of Adobe's new "rent only" model. I'll stick with CS6 for awhile, but have no plans to purchase upgrade plugins for AE. I will be using Motion 5 more, and wa
Creative Cloud Sync Not Working
by Gerald Goldman 6 years ago
I was notified by Adobe to update to a new version of CC Connection. Ever since I did this I am not able to sync files. The toolbar cloud is grey (not being poetic) and I get the message, "Unable to c
Re: Creative Cloud Sync Not Working
by James Taylor 6 years ago
This does not seem like a good time for this to happen. JT
Is this what Avid used to be like?
by Derek Andonian 6 years ago
My NLE experience doesn't go back far enough for any first-hand knowledge of it, but over the years I've read a lot of online horror stories about the greedy, arrogant behemoth that Avid used to be be
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Mike Smith liked this 6 years ago
Re: Is this what Avid used to be like?
by James Taylor 6 years ago
Are you planning to pay that 599.00 for the boxed version upgrade of CS6 Adobe has said they will keep CS6 compatible for a few years, but I don't think 5.5 will get the same love. Even if you love th
Adobe Creative Cloud Terms of Use
by David Lawrence 6 years ago
Lloyd Chambers is pro photographer, Mac developer, and expert in high-end Macintosh performance optimization. I've been reading his blog for years and have learned much from his online guides. I was c
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Mike Smith liked this 6 years ago
Re: Adobe Creative Cloud Terms of Use
by James Taylor 6 years ago
I'm genuinely interested in what TV stations or other large production companies think of the cloud. Will they be willing to build a system based on a rental model Do they prefer this type of model If
FCPX to Motion 5 Roundtrip Question.
by James Taylor 7 years ago
I know we can't roundtrip yet, so i'm just wondering what the easiest workaround is. In FCPX do you copy the clip you want to work with, past in a new timeline, share it, import to Motion, work on it,
Re: FCPX to Motion 5 Roundtrip Question.
by Stuart Warrington 7 years ago
I have beed using the sendtomotion app http: www.alexnking.com 2012 02 20 fcpx-send-to-motion-app
Anyone on here cut a feature in FCP X?
by Paul Lumsden 7 years ago
Anyone I'm about to start a feature project. In the past, I've used FCP for feature length cuts, with Avid, Edius & Premiere for short form. I was just wondering if it can handle native Red & Arri fil
Re: Anyone on here cut a feature in FCP X?
by Marcus Hardy 7 years ago
I'm editing one this summer, and I plan to edit it entirely in FCPX. We are shooting all on 5D's so this shouldn't be a problem. We are currently doing VFX tests seeing how FCPX handles them. So far s
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James Taylor liked this 7 years ago
Time Lapse in Motion 5
by James Taylor 8 years ago
Can anyone point me to the best way to do this I'd like to do some time lapse movies from images with my 5DMKII. I'd like to assemble the time lapse in Motion and then finish it in FCPX. Thanks, JT JT
Re: Time Lapse in Motion 5
by James Taylor 8 years ago
Thanks Mark! JT JT
Best File Settings To Archive DV Footage?
by James Taylor 8 years ago
I have a bunch of miniDV tapes that I need to import to Final Cut, store on external drives, and then edit in a few years. I'm going to get rid of my miniDV camcorder and won't have a chance to get an
Re: Best File Settings To Archive DV Footage?
by James Taylor 8 years ago
Thanks, That's what I will do! JT JT
Canon DSLR Proxy Workflow
by James Taylor 9 years ago
I'm very new to FCP - just installed a couple of days ago. I'm using MB Grinder to make proxy and HQ files. I was able to edit with the proxy files on my 15" MBP without too much trouble. I then chang
Re: Canon DSLR Proxy Workflow
by James Taylor 9 years ago
Thanks Jerry - very much appreciated! JT
Are you guys okay with this??
by Kevin Snyder 13 years ago
I can't believe that everyone is okay with Soundbooth taking the place of Audition in the Video Production Suite. I kept thinking that I would see a lot of post about what a bad idea it is, but nothi
Re: Are you guys okay with this??
by James Taylor 13 years ago
I don
3D Particles
by Keith Hill 13 years ago
I have the Mac version of Particle Illusion 3 and am enjoying it very much. I don't have after effects, but use Combustion 4, Motion 2 and Cinema 4D. I notice that Trapcode Particular can operate in 3
Re: 3D Particles
by James Taylor 13 years ago
Thanks
Hard Limiting
by Ron123 14 years ago
In course with the last post,why does hard limiting fatten things up.I thought it was to do just what it's name suggests,keep things from going past 0db.Can anyone explain ron
Re: Hard Limiting
by James Taylor 14 years ago
There are some great podcasts on using audition at this site: http: www.audio2u.com buildingthepod.htm I believe episode 013 talks about hard limiting and why you might want to use it. -James -James
Importing JPG File
by James Taylor 14 years ago
Hello, I have an image (logo) that I would like to import into invigorator and use as a 3D element. I know I have to open the file in Illustrator and save as version 8 with paths. My question is this:
Premiere Pro Laptop
by Bill McCallum 14 years ago
I searching for a good laptop for editing and not gaming. Where do I go to compare Centrino, Pentium M and Pentium 4. Which is best for editing Premiere Pro 1.5 on a 2500.00 budget.
Re: Premiere Pro Laptop
by James Taylor 14 years ago
Hello Brian, I have almost the same setup (but only 12 inch screen and 32mb graphics). How are you using your external drives Are they just for storing clips, or do you use them as scratch disks as we
DVD menu intro
by Hmmmmmm 14 years ago
I have a video that plays before my menu shows up. But when the video stops playing the screen goes black and then the menu shows up. How do i make it so that the video goes straight to the menu backg
Re: DVD menu intro
by James Taylor 14 years ago
Another option may be to export a frame of your menu and tack that on to the end of your first play clip. That way the movie ends on the frame of your menu and while it searches for the real menu it s
particleillusion fusion part 2
by Dotan Baytman 14 years ago
HI aharon are u working on the part 2 of your DVD thanx
Re: particleillusion fusion part 2
by James Taylor 14 years ago
Hello, I recently downloaded the demo of PI and really like it. I
The 2.0 "New" Feature Set Game
by Richard Milner 14 years ago
If Adobe were to release PP2.0 at a major show before the end of the year, IBC is the likely candidate. The question is--- will it be in good enough shape to do so Only Adobe knows for sure. I'm getti
Re: The 2.0 "New" Feature Set Game
by James Taylor 14 years ago
COW Tutorials: Audition Audio Secrets: Part Three
by COW Articles 14 years ago
Audio Secrets: Part ThreeCreative Cow Leader Franklin McMahon shows how to use Adobe Audition 1.5 to experiment with enhancement delay effects such as studio reverb, sweeping phaser and echo chamber.
Re: COW Tutorials: Audition Audio Secrets: Part Three
by James Taylor 14 years ago
Thanks! I
COW Tutorials: Zaxwerks 3D Object Tracking: Part Two
by COW Articles 14 years ago
3D Object Tracking: Part TwoOver the next few weeks, CreativeCOW and Zaxwerks will be presenting video tutorials to help you learn some of the great features of the 3D Invigorator. In part one, we loo
Re: COW Tutorials: Zaxwerks 3D Object Tracking: Part Two
by James Taylor 14 years ago
Hello, I just wanted to take this time to also say thanks! I
Unlock Code wont work
by adrian charles 14 years ago
Hi All, I have got 3DI Pro (3.01) and l am trying to upgrade to 4.05 but my unlock code for 3.01 won't work with 4.05 is this a known problem and have new unlock codes been issued or am l making a fun
Re: Unlock Code wont work
by James Taylor 14 years ago
I believe there is a charge to uprade from 3.x to 4.x. You should receive a new code when you upgrade. James
3D Stuff
by James Taylor 14 years ago
Hello, I
Re: 3D Stuff
by James Taylor 14 years ago
Thanks Matt! I agree with Jon Okerstrom, you guys are awesome. James
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