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Jeff Markgraf

Freelance editor/producer/director
Member Since:
September 18th 2007
380 Posts
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Burbank, CA
Reconsidering FCPX in Hollywood
by Oliver Peters 4 weeks ago
One of the Lumaforge NAB presentations: http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2070-josh-beal-reconsidering-final-cut-pro-x-in-hollywood Direct link to the video here: https: www.youtube.com watch ti
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Al Bergstein liked this 3 weeks ago
Re: Reconsidering FCPX in Hollywood
by Jeff Markgraf 4 weeks ago
greg janza "The trashcan came in with a loud thud in 2013" Where do you guys get this nonsense No thud at the places where I work, or among the people I know. A small but vocal group (mostly online)
App to remotely control FCPX from inside a sound booth?
by Michael Hadley 4 months ago
Hey people: Any recommendations for an iOS app to control FCPX remotely Specifically, have a sound booth (closet) about 15 feet away from the edit station. Want to be able to start stop VO recording f
Re: App to remotely control FCPX from inside a sound booth?
by Jeff Markgraf 4 months ago
Oops. Forgot the link! Sorry. Here's one: https: www.iskysoft.com article apps-control-final-cut-pro-from-ipad.html Here's another: https: jonnyelwyn.co.uk film-and-video-editing ipad-apps-for-film-ed
Head scratcher: unable to export (share) a project
by Jeff Markgraf 6 months ago
Strange issue that came up today. Here's the background: 10 seats of FCPX 10.3.4 connected via 1GigE (through a switch) to a Jellyfish server. (3 seats directly connected at 10GigE.). Libraries live o
Re: Head scratcher: unable to export (share) a project
by Jeff Markgraf 6 months ago
Hi Sam. I didn't put in a support ticket with you guys because it didn't seem like a Jellyfish problem. I could export his sequences just fine from my system. Same with the other user. Today one of th
FCPX monitoring cam audio issues
by Oliver Peters 6 months ago
My i o is running though a BMD UltraStudio Express. I have camera originals that are 4 or 5 channels of audio, ID'ed as mono. Most of these are from an ARRI Alexa. I cannot hear any audio until this i
Re: FCPX monitoring cam audio issues
by Jeff Markgraf 6 months ago
Yep. It's a known bug. I think it was introduced with Mavericks OS. FWIW, it seems only to affect files that have the pan mode set to "none" - which, of course, would be any file with mono audio. I th
Yesterday’s Emmys & FCP X.
by Bill Davis 8 months ago
I have to send a shout out to my good friend Patrick Southern and his colleague, editor David Tillman. I ve just learned that as of yesterday, they get to add Emmy Winnning to their resumes - as part
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Gabriel Spaulding liked this 8 months ago
Re: Yesterday’s Emmys & FCP X.
by Jeff Markgraf 7 months ago
Oliver- Sorry about the misspelling. Haven't used a Teranex in years (last used one to convert SD PAL to SD NTSC). Do you know if Teranex's basic technology has changed since Black Magic bought the co
This video is what the forum is all about
by andy patterson 9 months ago
I want to thank the Creative Cow for having this forum. It is a good place filled with interesting information. Having said that this forum is titled Apple Final Cut Pro Debates for a reason. This for
Re: This video is what the forum is all about
by Jeff Markgraf 8 months ago
andy patterson "FCPX has some merit but the Fisher Price like GUI is hard to overcome." And there goes any shred of credibility on the subject. andy patterson "I will have a FCPX GUI video soon as I
No playback on two audio channels imported as 'four mono'
by Jesse Freeston 12 months ago
FCPX imports audio as 'Four Mono' with audio from the lapel and boom mics on channels 1 and 2 respectively. Channels 3 and 4 are empty. The waveforms show and the meters go up and down, but there is n
Re: No playback on two audio channels imported as 'four mono'
by Jeff Markgraf 11 months ago
Duncan & Jesse - See the reply to Ben above (or below) this thread and try the MIDI configuration fix. Hope it helps.
No audio playback - dual mono (explained in 3 screengrabs)
by Jesse Freeston 11 months ago
Hi Hive Friends! Key Points: - Using FCPX 10.3. - Audio recorded on two channels (one shotgun and one wireless lav). - Audio and video captured with Sony PXW-X70 (AVCHD). THE PROBLEM (in 3 screengrabs
Re: No audio playback - dual mono (explained in 3 screengrabs)
by Jeff Markgraf 11 months ago
It's a bug that's been around for a while when monitoring audio with an external device, like an AJA T-Tap. Not sure which other devices have this problem. Shouldn't happen when monitoring through the
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Please can we retire the use of "sigh"?
by Simon Ubsdell 1 year ago
There may be corners of the internet where children gather in which this hateful locution is acceptable currency, but here among adults it is not merely discourteous, it is patently insulting. Worst o
Re: Please can we retire the use of "sigh"?
by Jeff Markgraf 1 year ago
But I forgot to put "le" in front (to make it sound French, you know).
Premiere's Automagical Timeline
by Simon Ubsdell 1 year ago
One of the most talked about features of FCP X is that fact that you can throw anything at a timeline without worrying about tracks and patching and the rest of the hassle that comes with "conventiona
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David Lawrence liked this 1 year ago
Re: Premiere's Automagical Timeline
by Jeff Markgraf 1 year ago
Simon Ubsdell " Jeff Markgraf "le sigh... Here we go again." As for this ..." Simon - So sorry you took a bit of humor referring to the often overwrought tone of this board as being condescending tow
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Rewrapped C300 clip audio issue
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
2013 MacPro with BMD UltraStudio Express connected via Thunderbolt. C300 clips rewrapped with EditReady into MOV files. Some were originally spanned and some weren't. Because they are rewrapped, they
Re: Rewrapped C300 clip audio issue
by Jeff Markgraf 1 year ago
Oliver - I used to have a similar problem with an earlier version of FCP. Couldn't ever trace it to specific kinds of source clips. It was always a clip audio configuration issue. For example, set as
Splitting multi-channel audio into discrete left and right tracks?
by Phil Lowe 2 years ago
See subject. Need to be able to do this in browser up front. Is there a way to pan mono 1 to left and mono 2 to right in a dual mono set up without having to pan each clip individually on the timeline
Re: Splitting multi-channel audio into discrete left and right tracks?
by Jeff Markgraf 2 years ago
Hi Phil. Yes, your unhappiness with X is quite apparent. ;-) You aren't alone. Although, I must say, it has become by far my favorite editing system (right up there with the long ago, late, lamented I
FCP X to Resolve to Avid
by Jeff Markgraf 3 years ago
Sorry for the cross post. Looking for some help with this workflow. I've had partial success, but there are a few serious problems. I'm hoping for some experienced Resolve user help. (I'm new to Resol
Re: FCP X to Resolve to Avid
by Jeff Markgraf 3 years ago
Sorry. Here's a link. https: forums.creativecow.net thread 344 35664
My Secret Weapon: Using LinkedIn's Advanced Search Function to Find New Clients
by Ned Miller 4 years ago
On Monday the local biz paper wrote an article about how I use LinkedIn's Advanced Search Function. It barely scratches the surface of how I use it but suffice it to say it really, really works and it
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Bill Dewald liked this 4 years ago
Re: My Secret Weapon: Using LinkedIn's Advanced Search Function to Find New Clients
by Jeff Markgraf 4 years ago
Well, I know Lujack was a legend and all that. Deservedly so. But there was something unpredictable and off-kilter about Fried - er, Fred - Winston that appealed to me more.
Broadcast, Cable, Copyright.
by Richard Herd 4 years ago
Who owns the copyright to a television show The network The writer The production Does the broadcaster have the right under public screening definitions of 17 USC 104 http: www.law.cornell.edu uscode
Re: Broadcast, Cable, Copyright.
by Jeff Markgraf 4 years ago
Well, I suppose that's kind of squishy. Technically, it's public. But it's not public exhibition for profit in any practical sense, so Mr. Attorney would have a hard time making a case that it's a vio
BluRay vs DVD compression - SD source
by Jeff Markgraf 5 years ago
Hi all. A friend will be doing a movie screening at a facility that uses Blu Ray playback. The movies are were shot and posted in SD, uncompressed. I know DVDs require fairly high Mpeg2 compression. S
Re: BluRay vs DVD compression - SD source
by Jeff Markgraf 5 years ago
Bumping, hoping for an answer. Craig Seeman
Lines at top of capture
by Ian Luckraft 8 years ago
When I capture footage there are small black and white lines at the top of the video. You can see them at the top of this image http: ianluckraft.co.uk images final-cut-pro-grab.jpg Can anyone tell me
Re: Lines at top of capture (warning - longish post)
by Jeff Markgraf 8 years ago
Just to throw a little gasoline on this little brush fire... Back in the day, (I guess "my day," since I'm apparently now an old man), stations had fairly straightforward and consistent technical stan
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Once hidden, FCP refuses to reopen
by Matt Elliott 8 years ago
I've got a strange thing going on here, experienced it for the second time today: If for any reason I need to hide FCP, I do so, it's as simple as Cmd+H. But once I do that, nothing I do brings FCP ba
Re: Once hidden, FCP refuses to reopen
by Jeff Markgraf 8 years ago
Had this same problem about a year ago. Drove my tech guy crazy for a few hours. It turns out the behavior appeared after installing WMV Player (it plays .wmv files in a Quicktime window). Somehow, it
Timeline based software for MAC (not FCP)..?
by Eric Steinberg 8 years ago
Hello, I'm involved in a relatively low-budget project involving showing video, stills and live cameras on a big-screen at sporting events. We have a MAC and Final Cut Pro, and first considered runnin
Re: Timeline based software for MAC (not FCP)..?
by Jeff Markgraf 8 years ago
Hi all. Here's another vote for Playback Pro. I just used it on a show, based on Walter's recommendation. Worked great. Used my older MacBook Pro 17", with the media on an external Firewire 400 bus-po
asking the right questions
by Jeff Markgraf 8 years ago
Greetings Cows. I think I'm about to get in a little over my head with an upcoming edit session. I'm told the director DP has footage shot in HDCam, 24 frames. The client thinks the footage is in PAL.
Re: asking the right questions
by Jeff Markgraf 8 years ago
Just thought I'd follow up. We decided to put everything into ProRes for the edit. The HD material looked great. Lots more upconverted PAL Digibeta source than originally thought. Plus a fair amount o
Do I need dedicated chow control?
by Jeff Markgraf 8 years ago
Hope this isn't off-topic here. I'm involved with a stage production (a small-ish musical) that will be using some projection elements (time & place locator slides, some backgrounds and a few video cl
Re: Do I need dedicated chow control?
by Jeff Markgraf 8 years ago
Looks like Playback Pro is going to work just fine. Pretty useless manual, but I figured out how to do what I needed it to do. Thanks for your help.
Legals on a Spot :: Standards?
by Christy Pessagno 8 years ago
I've foraged the internet resources for a legals standard on standard definition footage and high definition footage with no luck. I've been able to piece together a few things and I understand that d
Re: Legals on a Spot :: Standards?
by Jeff Markgraf 8 years ago
Well, as you've discovered, there really aren't any set in stone standards. I can tell you that at the network (ABC), legal could get pretty cranky about disclaimers & rules. We rarely went below 18 p
Captured files - video only - kinda' time sensitive
by Jeff Markgraf 8 years ago
Hello Cows. Odd problem that cropped up a while back and is about to cause a major headache. I'm capturing DV files and getting a "-v" added to the file name on disk. (For example: "test-v.mov" when t
Re: Captured files - video only - kinda' time sensitive
by Jeff Markgraf 8 years ago
Hi Shane. That was one of the first things I checked. I did some tests and it happened on each 3-5 second test capture I did, whether "capture now" or log & capture. See below, though, where trashing
Question about Chyron operators or CG ops in general
by Mark Suszko 9 years ago
Say you work for a network news operation as a CG operator. People are human, and being human, make mistakes sometimes. Say you mis-identified somebody in a CG, somebody who's a prominent newsmaker, a
Re: Question about Chyron operators or CG ops in general
by Jeff Markgraf 9 years ago
Most newsrooms are highly automated these days. The Chyron (or other CG) is typically fed info from the newsroom computer system. So lower third identifiers are generated from info put into the rundow
Q: What's up with all the 4:3 pillar-box clips on network TV news?
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 9 years ago
Apologies if this has already been discussed to death, but I just have a question out of curiosity as a viewer of network TV news programs: I watch network TV news programs via over-the-air HDTV broad
Re: Q: What's up with all the 4:3 pillar-box clips on network TV news?
by Jeff Markgraf 9 years ago
Do local affiliates get accept phone calls from viewers when this sort of thing happens, or is there usually no way to get a message to the control room (after normal bus. hours, etc.) ... or once a s
Using FCP for live broadcast video playout?
by Brett Ramsey 9 years ago
We are currently using FCP to play pre-recorded segments on a live to air TV show. The thing works well in theory but often when we hit the spacebar to play from the timeline the thing just hangs for
Re: Using FCP for live broadcast video playout?
by Jeff Markgraf 9 years ago
What format are you playing What drives are you playing from FCP, like most NLEs, buffers a bit of the video before playing. It takes longer to buffer a bit of HD or uncompressed SD video than DV, for
D-Series Formats
by Zak Ray 9 years ago
So I was looking at the Cow's Tape Formats spreadsheet: http: magazine.creativecow.net article tape-formats-bit-depths-data-rates-storage-requirements And I'm a bit confused about the sampling ratio s
Re: D-Series Formats
by Jeff Markgraf 9 years ago
If I recall correctly, D2 decks could be fitted with serial digital I O. Special order. Not sure that it was "SDI" as we know it today. Tom, I actually worked in a bay like you describe: Abekas switch
delay the audio output?
by Jeff Markgraf 9 years ago
Hi all. New FCP system (Quad core, internal raid, etc.) with the Extreme card (SD HD 2k HDMI). All is well except for an annoying lag in the video on the Sony HD monitor (LMD-2450W).** I'm told it's a
Re: delay the audio output-solution??
by Jeff Markgraf 9 years ago
Finally, an apparent solution: The system had been set up with the picture monitor setting as "extended desktop." Changing it to "last frame played" effectively brought the picture monitor into synch
Beating the monitor horse!
by Jeff Markgraf 9 years ago
Hate to stir this up again, but... The FCP system (last year's MacPro, Blackmagic SD HD card, etc.) here at Telepictures just got a new LCD HD monitor. Some money had been set aside from last year's b
Re: Beating the monitor horse!
by Jeff Markgraf 9 years ago
True. I've had occasion to refer the client to a "here's what it looks like at my mom's house" monitor for a reality check. I've already suggested that this monitor could be used for this purpose. The
AP story: Obama team wants to delay the Digital switchover next month
by Mark Suszko 9 years ago
Gahhh! I think what they are saying (AP story is short on detail) is that there wasn't enough money in the converter coupon program to make sure everybody had their fair chance to get one. I dunno, I
Re: AP story: Obama team wants to delay the Digital switchover next month
by Jeff Markgraf 9 years ago
KABC just did this last night at 6:28 pm. 2 minutes of promos on the digital feed. Didn't see the analog feed. Wonder how many in the LA market freaked out Then again, how much of the questionable gro
What is split audio?
by Kent Kajino 10 years ago
Is there a standard definition for split audio (searches didn't turn up useful info anywhere & apologies for similar post in the Broadcast board) I'm being asked by a producer at ABC for a portion of
Re: What is split audio?
by Jeff Markgraf 10 years ago
SOT = sound on tape. Sound bites - people talking NAT = natural sound. Sound that isn't someone talking, unless they're talking as part of the background. NATSND = natural sound (same as NAT) A typica
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