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Jiri Fiala

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March 15th 2007
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That pesky warning triangle .... is there a log file ?
by Declan Smith 1 year ago
Occasionally, like most people, I see the yellow warning triangle on my event, but can't find any missing media or anything wrong. It comes and goes. I imported an after effects render asset and added
Re: That pesky warning triangle .... is there a log file ?
by Jiri Fiala 5 months ago
Apple really needs to step up their game in media management. It's just not robust and reliable enough. I love that you almost never lose work as the background saving and backups are bulletproof but
Random black clips when dragging project to another library
by Jiri Fiala 5 months ago
Here's the problem that gives me a major headache as this documentary for broadcast must be completed in a few days and I need to send timelines to other editor. -I have perfectly fine Project in Libr
Re: Random black clips when dragging project to another library
by Jiri Fiala 5 months ago
Hi Joe! It's a USB 3-connected HFS+ drive with externally managed media (consolidated into the "Final Cut Optimized Original Proxy folders but not as part of the library). The Libraries themselves are
Unknown closed caption format
by Jiri Fiala 6 months ago
Hello, I got a closed caption file that I need to convert to SRT in order to burn it into image with Final Cut Pro X. The issue is, I don't know this file structure and I can't open it in any subtitle
Re: Unknown closed caption format
by Jiri Fiala 6 months ago
I don't at the moment, but I've added Subbits to my Tools list and I'll probably buy it down the line. Thanks again!
"Missing file", can't reimport in any way
by Jiri Fiala 6 months ago
I have a big library of like 13k clips spanning 10 years. All is well. Today, I imported clips from a XDCAM card copied to a drive. The import is fine and the files are physically on the drive. HOWEVE
Re: "Missing file", can't reimport in any way
by Jiri Fiala 6 months ago
Great! I will du just that. Thanks Jeremy.
Turnover to Protools sound post when my picture and sound files don’t have a name reference.
by Shelley O'Neil 6 months ago
I ve edited a feature film (100 mins) and have used X2Pro for turnover to a sound studio who use Protools. We ve hit a problem the naming of the video clips doesn't correlate to the naming of the audi
Re: Turnover to Protools sound post when my picture and sound files don’t have a name reference.
by Jiri Fiala 6 months ago
The OP states they did use X2Pro to generate the AAF.
Can Protools auto-match&sync audio and video with matching TC?
by Jiri Fiala 8 months ago
I edit this piece in FCPX. I normally sync with Pluraleyes but right now, it creates weird problems ("empty" audio tracks in Replaced clips). The question is: can I edit with camera audio and leave sy
Re: Can Protools auto-match&sync audio and video with matching TC?
by Trevor Asquerthian 8 months ago
Search 'field recorder workflow' for info, but really talk to your sound mixer & make sure she is happy with the workflow
How to import R3D video along with audio?
by Jiri Fiala 1 year ago
Hi! This is the first time I work with RED footage so please bear with me. My issue is that when I import the footage (I DO have Red Apple Workflow suite installed) into FCPX, audio and video are sepa
Re: How to import R3D video along with audio?
by Jiri Fiala 1 year ago
Thanks Jeremy!
Element 3D replicator - can't do incremental rotation
by Jiri Fiala 2 years ago
Hi! I can't figure this out. I have a cylinder replicated to form a row of cylinders. I need them to be incrementally rotated on X so they form a helix-type formation. Whatever I do, I either rotate t
Re: Element 3D replicator - can't do incremental rotation
by Jiri Fiala 2 years ago
Great, this worked. Thanks!
Second Preview Monitor Not Working
by Luis O Maymi 5 years ago
I been trying to use a second screen as a preview monitor to see my videos full screen, but is not working. I followed this Lynda tutorial but still my second monitor didn't show. Here is a screenshot
Re: Second Preview Monitor Not Working
by Jiri Fiala 2 years ago
If the only way is to drag a window onto secondary desktop, what does the "Video devices" tab that lists connected displays actually do
[PE4] clips out of order?
by Jiri Fiala 2 years ago
Hi! Here's the situation: -DSLR footage without TC, with restarting filenames (so, multiple instances of MVI_0001.mov or whatever) -WAVs without TC -FCPX can sort these by original recording time (=fi
Plexus rectangular network?
by Jiri Fiala 2 years ago
Hi! I'm trying to create something like this: I'm able to create the dot pattern but can't figure out a way to only connect the dots purpendicularly (with right angles). Any tips Thanks!
Re: Plexus rectangular network?
by Cassius Marques 2 years ago
Perhaps you can limit the number of connections to 4 and set a small distance that will only reach the neighbors. Do this prior to adding the noise, and set it to connect only at that frame. Cassius M
Shortcut to Timeline panel in CC17
by Jiri Fiala 3 years ago
I had cmd+3 set to Go to timeline in Premiere CC 2015. I can't do it in CC2017. The command just isn't there. Any tips Thanks!
Re: Shortcut to Timeline panel in CC17
by Jiri Fiala 3 years ago
Great, thanks! Will file a bug report with Adobe, this is weird.
Audio plugins not working in CC 2017?
by Jiri Fiala 3 years ago
None of my 3rd-party audio plugins loads in the latest update CC 2017 -it says "filter offline" in the Effect controls. Anyone experience the same Thanks!
Re: Audio plugins not working in CC 2017?
by Jiri Fiala 3 years ago
I had to do the "Scan for audio plugins " thing in the Effects panel. That sorted it out. I don't remember this being the case in previous versions, but I knew Audition has it, so I searched for it in
Text length > transition completion?
by Jiri Fiala 3 years ago
Hi! I'd like to somehow translate text length (inferred from sourceRectAtTime) to transition completion. The reason to do it this way is the text box has to be slanted, so simple scaling doesn't work
Re: Text length > transition completion?
by Jiri Fiala 3 years ago
Brilliant. Works perfectly for my needs. You've been a tremendous help, thank you!
Select keyframes in multiple layers at time indicator
by Daniel Rebel 3 years ago
Hello Creative People, I really tried to find this one, but I didnt succeed: I have 150 layers, and they all get keyframes in multiple parameters. What I want to do is to select keyframes at the curre
Re: Select keyframes in multiple layers at time indicator
by Jiri Fiala 3 years ago
I'd REALLY like this feature too. According to scripting supremo Lloyd Alvarez, there's no existing way or tool to do this. I find this rather baffling as it seems like a super basic thing to do, but
CoreMelt Free plugins do not load in FCPX
by Jiri Fiala 3 years ago
Hi! On my fully updated FCPX on OSX 10.11.2, CoreMelt plugins do not load. I can apply them to clips but they do not open in Inspector - the little twirl arrow does nothing. I tried rebooting, reinsta
Re: CoreMelt Free plugins do not load in FCPX
by Jiri Fiala 3 years ago
I just did. Thanks!
Trouble moving vertex points on Shape layers
by Jiri Fiala 4 years ago
I've been working with After Effects for 10 years but this is driving me crazy. Sometimes, I just can't move vertex points (or manipulate in other way) in Shape layers. I have no such trouble with mas
Re: Trouble moving vertex points on Shape layers
by Jiri Fiala 4 years ago
The latest CC.
Can't paste mocha shape to AE
by Louis Hou 5 years ago
I use Mocha AE built in after effects CS6 to track shapes. I click "export shape data" and paste it in AE, but the mask stays static. I tried it again with Mocha pro, it didn't work either. Thanks in
Re: Can't paste mocha shape to AE
by Jiri Fiala 4 years ago
Yep, keyframes were pasted at wrong frames. I just shifted them and it clicked. Annoying but workable. Thanks!
Multichannel audio in FCPX?
by Jiri Fiala 4 years ago
Hello! I have a single camera shoot with 1-5 channels of separate mono wav files. I lined them up in PE by a source (Cam, Boom, Lavs...). Sync is succesful. Now, can PE export merged clips with 1 Vide
Re: Multichannel audio in FCPX?
by Michael Williams 4 years ago
Since you don't have multiple video angles, you probably don't need a multicam clip. Exporting to FCPX as in your case 2) should be the best option.Try lowering the embedded audio in the video clip ma
Proxy files missing after relinking
by Jiri Fiala 5 years ago
I have created proxy files on a drive (Drive A) on one computer. They work fine. I then copy all the media (including the Proxy files in "Final Cut Proxy Media" folder created by FCPX) to another driv
Re: Proxy files missing after relinking
by Robin S. Kurz 5 years ago
Jiri Fiala "Library files are largely just project files." Exactly. And those projects etc. are assigned unique IDs by FCP for the underlying database. Basic sql protocol if you will. Within the old
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Line between 2D null and 3D layer?
by Jiri Fiala 5 years ago
Hi! I've got a scene tracked with the built-in 3D tracker camera. I also have a 2D null that tracks the movement of an object that I tracked in Mocha AE. Now, I need to draw a line between the 2D-trac
Re: Line between 2D null and 3D layer?
by Jiri Fiala 5 years ago
Oh! I was applying the expression to the original tracked null, which is obviously wrong. It works! Thank you so much!
need numbers to scrool up from 0 to 90 million
by Heather Crank 11 years ago
HELLO! Does anyone know if Is there a way to scroll from 0 to 90 million in ae The numbers effect doesn't seem to go that high. Is there a way to use a comma instead or a period or is that something t
Re: need numbers to scrool up from 0 to 90 million
by sam moulton 11 years ago
Add a expression control point control to a blank text layer then copy and paste this expression into source text. Just set a keyframe for the Point Control and type the values in the first field. Her
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Content Browser failing on "Import to FCP"
by Joe Williams 6 years ago
When I import footage from the Content Browser 1.1.0.322 to FCP X 10.0.8, it 1. changes the frame rate from 23.97 to 60flat 2. down coverts from 1920x1080 to 1280x720 3. breaks the A V synch while mix
Re: Content Browser failing on "Import to FCP"
by Jiri Fiala 5 years ago
Same here. The files aren't actually converted though! If you open them in Finder QTPlayer Whatever or even import them manually, they are correctly reported as 1080 25. I need to use CB as it's the o
FCPX developers, please optimize disk access
by Ladislav Zamba 7 years ago
Hello, I was editing large project with about 500 clips on timeline. All media files (ProRes FullHD) I copied from internal to external drive and relinked all clips from timeline to external drive. Ev
Re: FCPX developers, please optimize disk access
by Jiri Fiala 7 years ago
Yeah, but - every other NLE has no issue whatsoever to play a single stream of, say, 720 25p ProRes from a measly USB2 drive. And simple cuts editing is fast. FCPX has BIG issues working with larger p
Copy keyword collection from one event to another
by Jason Brown 7 years ago
I have a collection of music (keyworded "music") and I want to copy those references to another event. It's not letting me do that. Should I be able to do this
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Jiri Fiala liked this 7 years ago
No playback in timeline or source
by Jiri Fiala 7 years ago
Hi! I'm getting really sick of this. In Premire CS5.5 (5.5.2), playback (in fact, any image at all) just stops. I can move CTI all I want and all I get is a black or stuck image. Restarting Premiere a
Re: No playback in timeline or source
by Jiri Fiala 7 years ago
Basically any export in AME looks like this: I have tried to do a fresh install, update Lion as well as CS5.5 and the problem stays the same. Nothing else is installed, system is completely clean. It'
Envelope distort more than 100%?
by Jiri Fiala 7 years ago
Hi! I have a shaded pipe in AI and I need to bend it to make a loop (it's a plumbing pipe). Envelope distort doesn't let me do more than 100 pct. Doing multiple bends doesn't work either, the resultin
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Re: Envelope distort more than 100%?
by Jiri Fiala 7 years ago
Perfect! I would never find this out myself. I'm an Afer Effects guy :)
Simple vertical wipe?
by Jiri Fiala 7 years ago
Hi! How can I make a simple vertical wipe (i.e. going from top to bottom) Builtin wipe in Premiere only does left-to-right. It boggles my mind something as simple as this is not possible with stock tr
Re: Simple vertical wipe?
by Jiri Fiala 7 years ago
Thanks Steve! I must have missed these, I tried to click them. Weird :) Great, works now.
Transitions with motion blur in PPro CS5.5?
by Jiri Fiala 7 years ago
Hi! I'm looking for a way to add motion blur to my favorite Push transition effect in Premiere. I grew on that transition in FCP7, but in Premiere, there's no motion blur by default. Do you guys know
Re: Transitions with motion blur in PPro CS5.5?
by Jiri Fiala 7 years ago
FilmImpact's plugins are EXACTLY what I was looking for! Thank you very much Gabriel!
Can Apple Be Trusted Ever Again?
by John Chay 8 years ago
http: www.onerivermedia.com blog p=322 Best article I've read coming from a professional user of FCP and the impact on business.
Re: Can Apple Be Trusted Ever Again?
by Paul Escamilla 8 years ago
I will never trust them again. After 10-11 years as one of the world's biggest Apple and FCP fanboys, I am planning not only a switch to Avid or Premiere, but possibly a switch to PCs. My work and liv
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Log&Transfer randomly omits portions of clips
by Jiri Fiala 9 years ago
This could end up a disaster... I did a standard Log&Transfer for my 7D footage. Import 720 50p footage to ProRes LT. Upon random inspection of clips, I noticed portions of some clips are missing! For
Re: Log&Transfer randomly omits portions of clips
by Jiri Fiala 8 years ago
Guess I'm not alone: http: www.freshdv.com 2011 02 canon-log-transfer-warning.html
Frustration with FCP and Canon MOV transcoding
by Al Bergstein 9 years ago
So I shot an event, 24 minutes of 6 clips on my Canon 7d. I dumped the MOV files into my timeline, fast! Added some simple cross dissolves, a few lower thirds and then tried to render this simple vide
Re: Frustration with FCP and Canon MOV transcoding
by Jiri Fiala 9 years ago
Well, you HAVE to transcode on Mac if you expect decent performance and full quality. It"s as simple as that. And. You really can't go about accusing people of not being helpful if you fail to provide
FCP Equivalent Vfor VCP's Twitch
by Barney Batchelor 9 years ago
Does anybody know of a way to achieve the Video Co-Pilot Twitch effect in Final Cut Pro It's an After Effects plug-in and I was wondering if anybody knew if there was something similar which gives the
Re: FCP Equivalent Vfor VCP's Twitch
by Jiri Fiala 9 years ago
It's a Stuffit archive, everything used to be in .sit a while ago. It can be open by any proper unarchiving app, like Rucksack, Stuffit Expander, or converted to ZIP using the awesome free convertor D
Open in editor opens only compressor?
by Richard Pengelly 9 years ago
When I right click and select open in editor it opens everything in compressor Livetype files and Motion files I am sure it is some pesky setting I have over looked. Any Ideas
Re: Open in editor opens only compressor?
by Jiri Fiala 9 years ago
It happened to me too. Simplest solution is to locate that file in Finder, Get Info (CMD+I) and change "Open With..." to whatever you fancy.
Flash links always lead to Flash Settings Manager website
by Jiri Fiala 9 years ago
Hi! The title says it all. Weblinks from Flash menus authored by Encore CS5 always open Flash Settings Manager website on Adobe servers. I understand this is to prevent privacy issues, but no matter w
Re: Flash links always lead to Flash Settings Manager website
by John Griffin 8 years ago
Hello, Did anyone ever figure this out I am having the same problem. Thanks! Griffin
audio on Canon 7D
by Nick 2746 9 years ago
I am documentary fim maker and have just bought the 7D camera and am really please with the ease with which I can film street, market scenes and other shots. However, there will be times when I would
Re: audio on Canon 7D
by Jiri Fiala 9 years ago
Fear not my friend, I know how to get great picture from 7D, but it's simply not that convenient for interview shooting. You have to stop in 12 or so minute chunks during interviews (which is okay if
Reverting to Snow Leopard 10.6.2
by Todd Bunnell 9 years ago
I recently made a bad decision. I upgraded my Operating System software in the middle of a project. My OS is currently Snow Leopard 10.6.3, and since upgrading I am unable to successfully compress vid
Re: verting to Snow Leopard 10.6.2
by Jiri Fiala 9 years ago
You can use the free Carbon Copy Cloner too. I have cloned my OSX installs with CCC with great success.
wide lens correction?
by Jiri Fiala 9 years ago
Hi! I would love an equivalent of Photoshop's Lens Correction filter in Motion. My DP shot a bunch of ultra-wide shots of architecture with huge vertical perspective distortion (skewed verticals). I a
Re: wide lens correction?
by Jiri Fiala 9 years ago
Well, I guess I can do it in Motion via 3D rotation and Y scale stretching, but I would still like a cleaner solution.
DSLR that shoots in PAL
by John Kis 9 years ago
Hi guys - great new forum! I'm in Australia and was really interested in this video DSLR thing - mainly because I can get great narrow depth of field with an SLR. However, my understanding is that mos
Re: DSLR that shoots in PAL
by Jiri Fiala 9 years ago
Frame rates yes, but not frame sizes. 7D cannot shoot 720x576, only HD and 640x480.
1080p doesn't look smooth.. help?
by Roberto Etcheverry 9 years ago
Greetings. Not too long ago my boss bought a Canon EOS 5D camera to start shooting in 1080p, our previous hdv experience was limited to 1080i sony cameras. We did a couple of commercials with it, main
Re: 1080p doesn't look smooth.. help?
by Jiri Fiala 9 years ago
I think fast shutter speed may be the culprit, but it's evenmore likely you're just very much used to that immediacy of interlace. 50i and 25p look VERY different - 25p WILL look choppy if used in the
THM files
by Jenny Morgan 9 years ago
As any 7D user knows, there is a file that follows the .MOV file called a THM file. Obviously, this is a Thumbnail file. Does anyone know about any mission critical reasons to keep this disk space thi
Re: THM files
by Jiri Fiala 9 years ago
It doesn't matter form the disk space point of view. I do, however, doubt these files carry any useful metadata. They are just thumbnails and if I'm not mistaken, you can delete them safely. They are
Transcode 7D footage before or after overcranking in cinema tools?
by Riley Blakeway 9 years ago
I have just started using my 7D to shoot some footage that I intend to edit in FCP. I am using Cinema Tools to change the 50p footage to 25p But I also need to transcode the footage to prores for edit
Re: Transcode 7D footage before or after overcranking in cinema tools?
by Jiri Fiala 9 years ago
Great. Thanks for clearing that up!
MPEG Streamclip and a DSLR Workflow?
by Jonathan Ziegler 9 years ago
Hi there, Came across this video: http: www.absolutepresence.com 2009 12 dslr-workflow1 Is anyone already using MPEG Streamclip (freeware: http: www.squared5.com ) and, if so, what are the pitfalls I
Re: MPEG Streamclip and a DSLR Workflow?
by Jiri Fiala 9 years ago
I usually transcode to ProRes with MPEGStreamclip and am usually happy with the result. Other than framerate conversion or resizing, is there any advantage to Compressor for simple batch conversion jo
mouse wheel to horizontal scroll?
by Jiri Fiala 9 years ago
Hello, is there a way to make mouse wheel scroll horizontally At the moment, with any modifier keys, wheel only zooms in out or does nothing at all (with shift). This drives me nuts while precision ed
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Re: mouse wheel to horizontal scroll?
by Clifford Sonnentag 5 years ago
I agree needs a modifier that allows left-right scrolling. Just noticed this is a few years old. Anyone found a fix This is a top search from google, would be beneficial to put a link to a solution he
Editing Keyboards
by Sam Jansen 10 years ago
Hello, I've been learning a lot on the forums. Thank you to all who post. Do the editing keyboards with color coded keys increase your efficiency Do they work well Is a built-in jog shuttle controller
Re: Editing Keyboards
by Jiri Fiala 10 years ago
After some time, you won't even watch the keyboard. Let the muscle memory do its magic. No need for color keyboard. As for the jog wheel, it depends on what NLE you use. I used it a lot inPremiere, bu
Segueing between scenes
by Sam Harris 10 years ago
I fancy myself a pretty good editor but lately one weakness I've discovered is not knowing what to do when one scene ends and the next begins. Other than fading to black, or maybe doing a swish pan or
Re: Segueing between scenes
by Jiri Fiala 10 years ago
I have found that a straight cut (no fade) to black, then several frames of black accompanied with some audio overlap can be really powerful. But it can get old pretty quickly too. It depends on the n
Editing An Interview w/o B-roll
by Kevin Williams 10 years ago
I am in the process of editing a video where the interviews need to be editing for time, but I have no b-roll to cover those edits. My only solution so far has been to do a quick (:05) dissolve. Thoug
Re: Editing An Interview w/o B-roll
by Jiri Fiala 10 years ago
Or, you can insert some kind of bumper - ten frames of static (in picture as well as sound), flyover logo or something in that area.
convert slices to layers?
by Jiri Fiala 10 years ago
Is it possible to convert slices into layers It would come in handy for Photoshop to After Effects workflow. Thanks!
Media Composer Complete Shortcut Guide
by Zak Ray 10 years ago
Dissatisfied with the web-style manual, I compiled a PDF chart of every shortcut for Media Composer 3. http: dc118.4shared.com download 80047470 a20039a2 Media_Composer_3_Complete_Shortcut_Guide.pdf t
Re: Media Composer Complete Shortcut Guide
by Jiri Fiala 10 years ago
Thanks Zak, that s awesome!
Challenging Question...
by Brandon Kraemer 10 years ago
So we have edited a spot on Avid, the footage was a film to tape transfer digitized from digi-beta, NTSC 29.97. We exported an AAF file to send the project to Final Cut to color correction. Final Cut
Re: Challenging Question...
by Jiri Fiala 10 years ago
Brandon, do you plan on CCing in Color or FCP itself
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