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John Chay

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February 20th 2009
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Open a newer premiere Pro project on a slightly older version of Premiere Pro.
by Adam Berch 2 years ago
Hi, I was given a Premiere Pro Project CC 2015 file and footage. I have Premiere Pro CC 2015, but I guess the file is from a slightly newer version of Premiere Pro CC 2015. When I try to open the file
Re: Open a newer premiere Pro project on a slightly older version of Premiere Pro.
by John Chay 6 months ago
This is fantastic. Thank you so much.
New system with macbookpro
by Ed Kukla 3 years ago
Looking to build a new edit system with a new macbookpro15 and adobe cc There are 3 processor choices and 2 graphic cards available in the new mbp15. What should I consider in the choices here The pro
Re: New system with macbookpro
by John Chay 3 years ago
Are you dead set about using MacBook Pro Personally, I would not recommend the MacBook Pro. The processor Skylake is already one year behind. Quite frankly, the specs are highly disappointing all arou
Laptop and Adobe CC
by John Chay 3 years ago
So I've decided to go with Adobe CC and looking at laptops. Here are the specs I'm looking at now on an HP Workstation 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7-6820HQ Quad-Core Upgraded to 64GB RAM 17.3" UWVA IPS Anti-G
Re: Laptop and Adobe CC
by John Chay 3 years ago
Thanks Al, I bought it and it working on a couple of 4k projects on it now. This laptop is very fast and chugging along nicely. Using Thunderbolt 3 and SSD external raid 0 is more than enough speed. T
Using my powers for good
by Christopher Travis 6 years ago
Hello all, Not entirely sure if this is the board for this but it's my best guess. Feel free to move this if there's a more appropriate home for it. I am a London-based editor with about 6 7 years bro
Re: Using my powers for good
by John Chay 6 years ago
I was really excited he mentioned Asians.
For the MP Tube rackmount skeptics...
by Charlie Austin 6 years ago
Booyah! http: www.macstadium.com blog new-mac-pro-hosting-and-colocation-will-be-here-soon "270 Mac Pro servers per POD in only 12 square feet of Datacenter floor space." Oh, there's a;so this tidbit.
Re: For the MP Tube rackmount skeptics...
by John Chay 6 years ago
That's my concern. We need easy access to the cable ports. Since the ports are on the side of the body, the only way to mount these things is by standing them up. If they're laying down and once you s
Rack mounting six packs of MacPro
by John Heagy 6 years ago
The new MacPro is certainly a powerful device but Apple couldn't have designed a computer harder to mount in a rack if they tried. The Mini looks purpose built for rack mounting compared to the new Ma
Re: Rack mounting six packs of MacPro
by John Chay 6 years ago
You're onto something.
How will the new MacPro compare with a topped out 2012 27" iMac
by Mark Dobson 6 years ago
Just wondering how the new MacPro will compare with my 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 2012 27" iMac, will I really benefit from this new machine I have to say I've already mentally bought it. My initial reacti
Re: How will the new MacPro compare with a topped out 2012 27" iMac
by John Chay 6 years ago
Doesn't the tubular design allow the airflow to touch more hardware, thus allowing for more efficient cooling. Seems simple to me.
Some new Pics
by Sohrab Sandhu 6 years ago
Some more pictures of the new Macpro http: news.cnet.com 2300-11386_3-10017131-1.html Sohrab FCS 3 & Adobe PPro AJA Kona Lhi, Mac Pro 2 X 2.66 Ghz Quad Core Flanders Scientific LM-1760W "The creative
Re: Some new Pics
by John Chay 6 years ago
I don't care that it looks like R2D2. The internals are mouth watering. Will be great as a stand alone station for sure.
FCP X Six Months Later - Blog Post
by Shane Ross 7 years ago
Blog post by Art Guglielmo - http: www.artguglielmo.com blog 2011 12 24 think-for-yourself.html He nails it with this statement: "No one in their right mind would ask a "professional" photographer to
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Rafael Amador liked this 7 years ago
Re: FCP X Six Months Later - Blog Post
by John Chay 7 years ago
Our television station just had a major television network come in and check out our Avid system. They were using FCP 7. No way in hell did they even think about moving to FCPX. It's not a pro app. Pe
What Do we Do now? How Do you Feel?
by Greg Burke 8 years ago
Okay So, THis program has been out for awhile now and SOME questions have been answered, I was very angry when this was released and I vented on the iMovie X Forums, But what I realize now is that I w
Re: What Do we Do now? How Do you Feel?
by John Chay 8 years ago
Moving clips around the timeline with your mouse is much easier on FCP7 than on Avid. I personally like FCP7 better but I work with Avid everyday. www.john-chay.com Editor Videographer
Who's opinion matters to you?
by Kevin P McAuliffe 8 years ago
Who's opinion on FCPX has mattered to you the most, or for that matter, who's opinion do you want to hear Kevin P McAuliffe Creative COW Trainer kevinpmcauliffe@gmail.com Twitter: @kpmcauliffe
Re: Who's opinion matters to you?
by John Chay 8 years ago
I'm not the least bit excited to have to switch platforms. But since I am forced to switch platforms, Premiere Pro seems to make the most sense. www.john-chay.com Editor Videographer
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You are all amateurs....
by alban egger 8 years ago
I am sick of this pro-talk. We are all amateurs. The one editor who never edited anythng less than 65mm ....ok I am generous....32mm footage step forward and float to the top as the real pro. But anyo
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John Davidson liked this 8 years ago
Re: You are all amateurs....
by Glenn Kenny 8 years ago
I'm not quite sure what is uncivilized about people writing complaints and or opinions on an update to a piece of software that is critical to their livelihood. I keep reading how we should be accepti
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John Chay liked this 8 years ago
Risk and failure
by Mike Parfit 8 years ago
It's always bothered me that we -- humans in general -- have a hard time accepting that stunning creative risks, which are so highly praised when they succeed, are inevitably accompanied by occasions
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james carey liked this 8 years ago
Re: Risk and failure
by Walter Soyka 8 years ago
Chris Kenny "It's kind of silly to make long-term projections about FCP X's success or failure on the basis of what are pretty clearly short-term issues arising from the fact that Apple is still work
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John Chay liked this 8 years ago
Adobe offer for FCP and Avid users
by Dennis Radeke 8 years ago
Hey all, Keeping it short and sweet - no sales pitch - just information. I put a blog article up that briefly discusses an Adobe offer now available to Apple and Avid users. Gives you all of the neces
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Pete Appleby liked this 8 years ago
Re: Adobe offer for FCP and Avid users
by Aindreas Gallagher 8 years ago
Eric Michael Cap "$400 for Premiere Pro w Encore + Flash Media Encoder " that's a really good offer. that's 250 quid all in. And then you get onto version 6 for about another 100 quid. Who here think
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John Chay liked this 8 years ago
FCP X and Education
by Shane Ross 8 years ago
Looks like FCP X is taking a hit in education too. http: forums.macrumors.com showthread.php t=1176567 Remember, students are the filmmakers of tomorrow. They typically use the tools they learned in c
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Eric Michael Cap liked this 8 years ago
Re: FCP X and Education
by MIke Guidotti 8 years ago
Both Avid and Adobe will offer your students great prices on their software, and they are both enterprise-friendly.
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John Chay liked this 8 years ago
So Inspirational & so lacking
by Frank Stäudtner 8 years ago
Hi everyone, first post ever & here it goes: "confessions of an inspired quick & dirty editor" For over 15 years I have been working with many editing systems. Starting out on AVID, tried Premiere, Ed
Re: So Inspirational & so lacking
by Aindreas Gallagher 8 years ago
Chris Kenny " I really don't think you've quite wrapped your head around the magnetic timeline yet. " dude seriously. that phrase needs to get retired like we had to retire lens flares temporarily in
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John Chay liked this 8 years ago
It is what it is...stay or move on
by Tom Daigon 8 years ago
Im a firm believer in expressing my opinion in issues important to me. And I also believe that venting is a healthy alternative to getting ulcers. But after a certain amount of time has passed (differ
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John Chay liked this 8 years ago
Re: It is what it is...stay or move on
by Daniel Frome 8 years ago
Very interesting perspectives from all of you. I never learned Avid at all and had several good years of FCP work. Now I am learning MC 5.5, and oddly enough I find it makes me feel more like an "edit
this got posted about an hour ago, sure let's all enjoy it again
by Aindreas Gallagher 8 years ago
I pretty much adore this video. http: vimeo.com 25645130 You messed with the wrong people Apple. (and well, on that topic - what say everyone who likes this video pops it onto their facebook and twitt
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John Chay liked this 8 years ago
Re: this got posted about an hour ago, sure let's all enjoy it again
by Andrew Landini 8 years ago
Vimeo staff requested the takedown.
Apple Folds
by Mike Petty 8 years ago
Support for FCS 3 has been restored to the Apple Website http: support.apple.com downloads #final_cut_studio
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John Chay liked this 8 years ago
My God! what has Apple done!
by David Cooke 8 years ago
Help. I'm hoping my Apple-FCP guru friend is wrong, but here is what I'm hearing. I work in Creative Services dept at a large tv station. We LOVE FCP and our MACS. REst of station is PC and "problems
Re: My God! what has Apple done!
by Herb Sevush 8 years ago
Jerry - The issue isn't whether or not FCPX will be upgraded, of course it will. The issue is who is the target audience for those upgrades. FCPX might be the greatest single user NLE ever made - but
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John Chay liked this 8 years ago
Smart Business Model
by MIke Guidotti 8 years ago
Honestly this was probably a smart move by Apple because they were not making enough money off broadcast, feature film, and corporate video users. They have not abandoned all professional users though
Re: Smart Business Model
by Lemur Hayop 8 years ago
The target audience for FCPX are those who were kids or non-shooters when Apple first acquired FCP. A lot has changed since then and these noobs are now HD shooters who want to edit and post on the we
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John Chay liked this 8 years ago
Apple Customer Rating Removed from app Store
by Armando Ciurana 8 years ago
Apple just remove the "star rating" from the app store, this morning was two and a half stars, there s no more. it says tha there s not enough user rating for display President Ciurana Dussauge Films
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Peter Derren liked this 8 years ago
Re: Apple Customer Rating Removed from app Store
by Chris Walsh 8 years ago
They're even getting some press attention for the negative reviews: http: tech.fortune.cnn.com 2011 06 22 the-final-cut-pro-x-debacle Chris Walsh www.musicfog.com Silver Spring, MD Final Cut & AVID MC
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John Chay liked this 8 years ago
Going to Avid...but don't want to
by Greg Burke 8 years ago
Okay Ive been cutting on Apple product since I was 16 years old learning on iMovie, going to Express and Getting FInal Cut Studio and Mastering that. THis so called "upgrade" FCP X is 1 step forward a
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John Chay liked this 8 years ago
Re: Going to Avid...but don't want to
by David Cherniack 8 years ago
Sleep I just woke up less than an hour ago. David AllinOneFilms.com
Has anyone used an internal Blu-Ray burner?
by John Chay 9 years ago
I was thinking about getting one of these... http: www.macmall.com p MCE-CD-and-DVD-Devices product dpno 7785361 pdp.fedabdd Has anyone used one If so, how well does it work. Thanks!
Re: Has anyone used an internal Blu-Ray burner?
by John Chay 9 years ago
Thank you so much for the responses. Walter, If you're ever in need of an editor, I live in Georgia. My website: http: www.john-chay.com Thank you! www.john-chay.com Editor Videographer
Are these specs good enough for editing station?
by John Chay 9 years ago
I've been grappling for a while between a brand new imac or a used mac pro. I was wondering what you thought about these specs for a mac pro editing station. Mostly AVCHD and SD and mostly burning DVD
Re: Are these specs good enough for editing station?
by John Chay 9 years ago
Thanks Jason. I have a full time job and the system I'm buying is for some work on the side. Hopefully it will turn into full time someday. I'm looking at the Matrox MXO2 LE Max. It looks like it will
FCP vs. Sony Vegas....you've got to be kidding.
by Brody Dolyniuk 9 years ago
Hi all, I'm sure I'm going to upset all the die hard FCP users with my newbie stance. Sorry! I just made the transition from Sony Vegas (PC) to FCP on my Intel Mac and thought I'd me moving up in the
Re: FCP vs. Sony Vegas....you've got to be kidding.
by John Chay 9 years ago
I"m not sure why all the FCP users take this so personally. Everyone has a right to complain about a product. I'm a FCP user and I appreciate someone taking the time to point out the flaws of FCP. In
FCP 7 Compressor Audio Sync Issue
by John Chay 9 years ago
I've recently upgraded to FCP 7.0.1. and a new issue has popped up. I started having audio sync issues when sending something to Compressor with in and out points. Compressor will compress and recogni
Re: FCP 7 Compressor Audio Sync Issue
by John Fishback 9 years ago
I suggest not "sending to Compressor." Instead, Export a QT using same settings, either ref or self-contained. Then, bring that file into Compressor. John MacPro 8-core 2.8GHz 8 GB RAM OS 10.5.8 QT7.6
Audio issues using Panasonic footage with a Sony Deck
by John Chay 10 years ago
I'm using a Sony DSR-1500A DVcam deck to AJA ioHD through component cables to Final Cut. In Final Cut my settings are AJA 23.98 uncompressed with AJA Sony VTR 24 as device control. The camera used was
Re: Audio issues using Panasonic footage with a Sony Deck
by John Fishback 10 years ago
I'm not sure if that deck can play 23.98 tapes. Have you tried capturing from the camera Do you see audio when the tape is played in the camera John MacPro 8-core 2.8GHz 8 GB RAM OS 10.5.5 QT7.5.5 Kon
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