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Jan Laidlaw

Member Since:
July 29th 2010
36 Posts
How can I stop a macOs High Sierra update? I still need to use Final Cut Pro 7!
by Jan Laidlaw 2 years ago
Hello I clicked on the macOS High Sierra Update thinking I would have an option to update or not but it started immediately downloading. I am sick about this, watching it download and reading how it w
Re: How can I stop a macOs High Sierra update? I still need to use Final Cut Pro 7!
by Jan Laidlaw 2 years ago
That sounds like a good idea. I would hate to have bad timing and somehow stop it too late while it's installing. I've been so frustrated in the past with updates that kill some of my software. Thanks
Tutorial Recommendation for Final Cut Pro X 10.3.1
by Jan Laidlaw 3 years ago
Hello I have used Final Cut Pro 7 for a few years, and just purchased Final Cut Pro X 10.3.1 Most of the tutorials I'm finding online are for older versions of Final Cut Pro X and I want to get quickl
Re: Tutorial Recommendation for Final Cut Pro X 10.3.1
by Jan Laidlaw 3 years ago
Hi Roger, thank you very much! I'll definitely check that link! Glad to here there is hope and that you are liking the software!
Will installing Final Cut Pro X affect Final Cut Pro 7?
by Jan Laidlaw 3 years ago
Since installing El Capitan, Motion 4 no longer works for me and neither does chromakey in Final Cut Pro 7 (color picker doesn't work). So I am now considering FCPX, but I still need to access my othe
Re: Will installing Final Cut Pro X affect Final Cut Pro 7?
by Jan Laidlaw 3 years ago
Okay thanks Jeremy, that's helpful. Might be best I install this when I am between projects.
FCP7 color picker issues, Retina, Mountain Lion
by Stephen Rourke 7 years ago
I recently upgraded to a MacBook Pro Retina with Mountain Lion. I've experienced some strange performance of the color picker in FCP7 when I am white balancing using FCP's color corrector filter. Also
Re: FCP7 color picker issues, Retina, Mountain Lion
by Jan Laidlaw 3 years ago
Mine does this too. Is there any work around to be able to chromakey What a pain. I know the software is ancient now but this is the only serious problem I've had with it so far. I remember having thi
Exporting in .MP4
by Anwar Smith 7 years ago
My client has asked for me to export my final products in .MP4 because that is the format needed for their website. The problem is I lose a lot of quality when I do this. Am I doing something wrong I
Re: Exporting in .MP4
by Jan Laidlaw 4 years ago
Thanks Shane Ross, I'm still using FCP7 (more than 2 years after this post!) and have been struggling to get reasonable quality YouTube settings. Saving my QT movie as an MP4 in MPEG STREAMCLIP worked
Is Quality Audio Possible In-Camera for a Canon T3i ?
by Jan Laidlaw 5 years ago
Greetings I have a Canon T3i that I will be using to record weekly video uploads. I recently purchased the H4N accessory pack with an attenuator headphone splitter for use with my Zoom H4N, with the i
Re: Is Quality Audio Possible In-Camera for a Canon T3i ?
by Jan Laidlaw 5 years ago
Thanks, yes, I've spent a lot of time tweaking without good results so far. I'll be syncing audio right now in post, but still would like to hear of any positive results people have had with in-camera
Match hue eyedropper behaving very strangely
by Adam Liss 7 years ago
So I'm editing together a two camera interview, and I'm trying to do color matching. I've converted both clips to ProRes and dropped them in a ProRes sequence, however when I go to sample a color usin
Re: Match hue eyedropper behaving very strangely
by Jan Laidlaw 6 years ago
I am in Color Corrector 3-way in FCP7 and my eyedropper is also behaving this same strange way. I click on gold, I get green. I click on white, I get brown, sometimes purple. I seem to be totally unab
Best HD format for submission to Withoutabox
by Jan Laidlaw 6 years ago
Are there any FCP7 users that have had success submitting an HD file to Withoutabox I am not that familiar with Compressor and the first setting I tried --H.264 for Apple TV-- played back fine but whe
Re: Best HD format for submission to Withoutabox
by Jan Laidlaw 6 years ago
Well this is what I ended up doing, and it looked reasonable enough once uploaded: Export using quicktime conversion, click options. Video Settings: Compression: H.264 Quality: High Frame reordering:
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