John Rofrano: Activity About Liked Popular Files Videos Images
John Rofrano

COW Leader
Author, Adjunct Professor, Software Architect, Videographer/Editor, Musician (Keyboards, Guitar, Flute) Singer, Songwriter
Member Since:
December 8th 2002
19079 Posts
100 posts500 posts1000 posts5000 posts10000 posts
Location:
New York
Friends:

Alan Shore

Alexander Hernandez

Allan Boes

Andrew Leary

Anthony Rivera

Arnoldas Grite

Barry Hull

Brad Leigh

Brendon Matsumoto

Brett Cole

Chelsea Volz

christo kasabov

Colin Oddy

Daniel Hughes

Dave Affholter

David Cook

David Pendry

Deledi Bingham

Doug Kereszturi

Douglas Wheeler

Emilio Santero

Frankie Reau

Gabriel Solomon

Graham Bernard

H.T Baldwin

harry singh

Hayley Gommersall

James Houghtaling

Jamie Carsten

jason kotch

Jeff David

Jeff Schroeder

Jeffrey Keating

Jennifer Silorey

Jeremy Rasnic

Jesus Caballero

Jimi zanei

Joao Souza

Joe Davies

Joe Tavola

John Hughes

John Witherington

Kees Verwijs

leaning less

leo neo

Liam Unger

Marc Esselmann

Mark Krueger

Marko Pletikosa

Martin Stanesby

Matheus Philip

Melissa Dozois

Mike Kujbida

Nick Cheadle

Nick McMahon

Pablo Carpio

Patrick McKenna

Pete Richardson

Rachelle Perkins

Raf Erosa

Ralph Hajik

Randy Van Sertima

Ray Sherman

Ray Sherman

rhone cubey

Ricardo Senise

Richard Milner

Rick Kowalski

Rob James

Robert England

Robert Engle

Robert Jefferson

Roger Bansemer

Ron Matusek

Scott Forbes

Scott Francis

Sean Lindsay

sminkal kacha

Stephen Mann

Steve Bertone

Susan Harding

Thayalan Paramasawam

Theo van Laar

Thomas Roberts

Thoreau Bakker

Tim Azevedo

Tim Neighbors

Timothy McCauley

Tom Pippo

Vincent Ngo

William Mims

yasin ulu

Ymri Lala
MacBook Pro (Early 2011) Storage filled with "System"
by Ronald Davis 7 hours ago
My MacBook Pro has been laggy, and I know it's because I lack space. I went to look at what's been bogging it down, and I thought it was from the video projects I've been saving. However, this is the
Re: MacBook Pro (Early 2011) Storage filled with "System"
by John Rofrano 3 hours ago
Hmmm... it's interesting that Movies is not on that list. I wonder if it's grouping video files under System by mistake. I would move a few GB of videos onto an external drive and delete them from you
Outputting LTC Audio
by Tobias Heilmann-Schuricht 11 hours ago
Hi, I am creating content for a live show and for pre-programming, we need to supply various departments with quicktime files that have the current running TC as an audio file on one of the audio trac
Re: Outputting LTC Audio
by John Rofrano 10 hours ago
I don't believe that FCP X is capable of this but there is a web site that will generate a SMTPE Linear TimeCode file for you at a given length for a given start time. You could generate the file to m
Convert or compress mxf files for easier use in FCP
by Cherin Bower 2 months ago
This is my first post and I am new to editing, so bare with me....I shot 4 TB of footage on a Sony PXW-z150 4K XDCAM camcorder mostly in 4k, and I am combining multiple clips in FCPx 10.3.1. The nativ
Re: Convert or compress mxf files for easier use in FCP
by John Rofrano 10 hours ago
Ross Harrison "Yes, I do always have backups. I've just never worked with XDCAM footage before, so files have always come straight as .mov from a camera and then those are saved plus backed up."What
Upgrading the 2009 Mac Pro?
by andy patterson 7 days ago
I know some people are holding onto their older Mac Pro systems instead of buying the new (old) 2013 Mac Pro. Some have added RAM, video cards, internal RAID systems. I can sympathize with holding on
Re: Upgrading the 2009 Mac Pro?
by John Rofrano 21 hours ago
Scott Thomas "I have a 4 port hub on my desk. Doesn't look too bad. It comes with a cable, but I got a longer one to get it where I needed it."Awesome! Just bought one. It will be better that the cab
Editing a job using fcpx 10.3 on iMac and Macbook pro
by Charles Ford 1 day ago
I edit in FCPX 10.3 using an iMac. I would like to occasionally be able to edit on the road with my Macbook pro. I've tried to find the best way to be able to transfer a job between both computers but
Re: Editing a job using fcpx 10.3 on iMac and Macbook pro
by John Rofrano 23 hours ago
One way is to keep your Libraries on an external drive that you simply plug into your iMac or MacBook Pro. This is what I do between my Mac Pro and MacBook Pro. I use USB 3.0 drives because my 2010 Ma
how do you copy a range from the timeline and paste it somewhere else ? (seems silly but ...)
by Ron Fya 1 day ago
Hello guys, This seems a silly question, but still, it gives me headaches ... How do you copy a range from the timeline and paste it somewhere else (seems silly but ...) On the screencap, I would like
Re: how do you copy a range from the timeline and paste it somewhere else ? (seems silly but ...)
by John Rofrano 1 day ago
I see that you have gaps on your Primary Storyline. Might I suggest a different approach: Since the Primary Story is the Music, I would drop the Music on the Primary Storyline and make everything else
Need advice on new MacBook Pro 16gig RAM
by Hugue Loiselle 2 days ago
Hi everyone, I want to reequip myself to make little video editing. Personnal projects mostly. But i can do a pretty good job, having a professionnal background I worked on AVID 5 and FCP 7 like 4 or
Re: Need advice on new MacBook Pro 16gig RAM
by John Rofrano 2 days ago
Hugue Loiselle "Does FCP X as a good workflow with 16 G RAM or does it absolutely need 32G (Wich the MBP can't have)"No need for 32GB. I edit with FCP X on my mid 2015 MacBook Pro with 16GB of memory
Sony Vegas Monitor Issue
by Robert Engle 1 year ago
I was using a 24 inch HP HD monitor for Sony Vegas. I just upgraded to the new HP 32 inch Spectre 4K Monitor. When I open Vegas I can work in it without an issue but because my Monitor is bigger every
Re: Sony Vegas Monitor Issue
by John Rofrano 2 days ago
Tim Neighbors "It's hard for me to imagine editing without tracks - Layering multiple composite layers and mixing multiple audio sources, etc. But I guess I'll understand a bit better after checking
Need a Video Converter:
by Ray Sherman 4 days ago
Hi, I have an enormous amount of m2t formated video's. I want to convert them to .mov for FCPX. I have looked at wondershare video converter ultimate and MacX Video Converter Pro which both seem to be
Re: Need a Video Converter:
by John Rofrano 3 days ago
EditReady is definitely the way to go. I use it all the time. Worth every penny. You want to re-wrap your m2t files into a QuickTime mov container so that there is no quality loss. EditReady is great
Best AVI Render options (other than Uncompressed)
by Will Kee 1 week ago
Hey Soon I will be transcoding a master MOV file to a master AVI file in Vegas 12 Pro. Other than Uncompressed, I'm wondering what the highest possible quality AVI codec offered by Vegas 12 is. I'm af
Re: Best AVI Render options (other than Uncompressed)
by John Rofrano 1 week ago
The answer really depends on who you plan to give it to and what they can ingest. CineForm is an extremely high quality intermediary codec which you can obtain for free (you use to have to buy it) by
VASST Ultimate S Pro 4.2 for Vegas Pro 14.0 is now available @ vasstsoftware.com
by John Rofrano 1 week ago
We completed the necessary updates for Ultimate S Pro 4 to work with Vegas Pro 14.0 this weekend. Existing customers can get the latest version from the download page on the vasstsoftware.com web site
Re: VASST Ultimate S Pro 4.2 for Vegas Pro 14.0 is now available @ vasstsoftware.com
by Steve Rhoden 1 week ago
Great Job John and team.... Steve Rhoden (Cow Leader) Film Maker & VFX Artist. Owner of Filmex Creative Media. Samples of my Work and Company can be seen here: http: www.facebook.com FilmexCreativeMed
"What you hear" recording
by Roger Bansemer 1 week ago
Sorry to be so off topic but can someone suggest a "What you hear" recorder for windows 10 I downloaded one only to find out it's an evaluation copy, etc and don't like to load up my computer with suc
Re: "What you hear" recording
by John Rofrano 1 week ago
Technically speaking, if it is coming out of your speakers you can record it with any audio recorder editor. I would recommend you look at the free Audacity editor which also records. You can probably
Where does the RAM memory go?
by Robert Withers 2 weeks ago
Out of curiosity, I started looking at how much free system memory I have before starting Premiere CC, using Activity Monitor. After restart, I usually see 12+ on this MBP with 16 G RAM. But if I open
Re: Where does the RAM memory go?
by John Rofrano 1 week ago
Today, macOS Memory management is no longer a binary used unused thing. The OS is optimizing memory based on the likelihood of you using it again. It also has algorithms for compressing memory, etc. I
+1
problems with scan order rendering mov file
by Aleksandrs Dubanevics 2 weeks ago
Hi guys, So I need to render out .mov file (DV, codec dvcp) so that the scan order is Top Field First, but somehow I cannot do that. It's either Bottom Field First or Progressive. What am I doing wron
Re: problems with scan order rendering mov file
by John Rofrano 2 weeks ago
Aleksandrs Dubanevics "So I need to render out .mov file (DV, codec dvcp) so that the scan order is Top Field First, but somehow I cannot do that. It's either Bottom Field First or Progressive. What
Adobe CS6 only to mac os 10.7??
by Len Wasson 2 weeks ago
I was just getting ready to upgrade - literally - after having worked out several issues w FCP. Now it seems my Adobe CS6 will not work in anything past mac os 10.7 (Lion) worth noting is this is the
Re: Adobe CS6 only to mac os 10.7??
by John Rofrano 2 weeks ago
My son is still using his Adobe CS6 with 10.11 El Capitan without any problems. He has a 2008 Mac Pro so he can't go to Sierra. I was also still using my Adobe 5.1 on El Capitan so I'm not sure why yo
No audio in sony vegas pro 14? happened during editing
by Alex Karlsson Mesch 3 weeks ago
Hello, i have a little problem in Sony vegas pro 14. So i was editing my videos, almost done and then i accidently press a button, i guess it was z or x as i muted my clips, i saw on the timeline that
Re: No audio in sony vegas pro 14? happened during editing
by John Rofrano 3 weeks ago
This is not unique to Vegas Pro. All software with short-cut keys have this problem. It happens all the time to me where I will get into a mode and I have no idea how I got into it and no idea how to
trying to record mac desktop to Ninja Flame
by Michael O'Reilly 3 weeks ago
Trying to record the mac desktop (an HDMI connection driving 1920x1080 ("i" I imagine since it is at 60hz)) AND be able to do a pass through so that the user can use the Mac as they are used to and I
Re: trying to record mac desktop to Ninja Flame
by John Rofrano 3 weeks ago
Michael O'Reilly "1920x1080 ("i" I imagine since it is at 60hz)"Computer monitors are progressive. Interlacing is a thing only televisions know about. You should be recording 1080p. Michael O�
Sierra vs el cap
by Craig Alan 4 weeks ago
Any reason or not to update One Up side is it will shut apple up till we move to a new gen. Downside is I'd rather my phone acted like my mac than vice versa. Mac Pro, macbook pro, Imacs (i7); Canon 5
Re: Sierra vs el cap
by John Rofrano 3 weeks ago
Craig Alan "Since the last couple of updates I have just updated. In the past, I would always do a clean install. Would take me a couple of days to get things back as they were but always worth the e
Rookie Editing Question...
by Steve Shamp 4 weeks ago
Ok, forgive me if this is a stupid question. I am making my first short film. I edited together the basic scenes on Windows Movie Maker, and then added the audio clips and synced them to the video whe
Re: Rookie Editing Question...
by John Rofrano 3 weeks ago
Steve Shamp "So will an editor be able to fix audio, etc, from the already rough edited scenes "If the audio is just the dialog then it will probably be fine. If it includes other audio then it may b
Render Settings, again
by Bob Hobart 4 weeks ago
Hi, I ve been making holiday home movies for years using Vegas Pro and yet I still can t seem to find the rendering sweet spot that fits my videos. General clips and slow panning seem to render smooth
Re: Render Settings, again
by John Rofrano 3 weeks ago
You also might want to change your projects Pixel format back to 8-bit. 32-bit is for cameras shooting 10-bit video and your camera shoots 8-bit video so the Pixel format is set wrong. Using 32-bit wi
Can I copy codecs from one machine to another?
by Chris Babbitt 1 month ago
I recently bought a new iMac that I will eventually use for editing. In the meantime I am using FCP 7 on a very old Mac Pro. For now, I would like to do some file conversions and encoding on the new m
Re: Can I copy codecs from one machine to another?
by John Rofrano 4 weeks ago
Chris Babbitt "One of the codecs I am looking for are the XDCAM codecs, and they are not at any of those locations."Have you tried manually installing Apple Pro Video Formats 2.0.4 That has support f
Mac Pro 2 Concept -- (if only Apple cared about the Pro market)
by John Rofrano 1 month ago
I came across a graphics designer who placed this Mac Pro 2 concept on his site and I would buy one in a heart beat if Apple would only build it: Check it out: http: pascaleggert.de macpro.html If onl
Re: Mac Pro 2 Concept -- (if only Apple cared about the Pro market)
by John Rofrano 1 month ago
andy patterson "...the bat shit crazy device below is the result of Apple not offering a work station for their customers who want it. "That actually looks like a practical device with one possible f
Measuring elapsed time using markers in FCPX?
by Fred Turner 1 month ago
When going through my in-car footage from the racetrack in FCP7, I have used markers to help me quickly tell my lap time. I'd put a mark at each frame where I was crossing the start finish line to mar
Re: Measuring elapsed time using markers in FCPX?
by John Rofrano 1 month ago
Fred Turner "Nothing happens when I click on the markers, aside from being able to edit them."If you have Snapping (N) turned on, your mouse will snap to the markers as you skim the timeline. Then ju
Mac Pro (Early 2009) choking because of Application Gigs
by Ronald Davis 1 month ago
I work off of a Mac Pro (Early 2009) and my video editing process was malfunctioning because of space issues. There was simply too much working the computer. So we deleted some things and everything i
Re: Mac Pro (Early 2009) choking because of Application Gigs
by John Rofrano 1 month ago
Ronald Davis "I was wondering if anyone has an idea of how to isolate what is taking up the space. "In Finder click on Applications and switch to the List view and sort by Size. That should show you
Apple Keynote: phantom audio clip plays
by tad newberry 2 months ago
I dont' know if there's anyone here who knows Keynote, but i'm a newbie, have done pretty well with my first project, but today i went back to play it and now there is some song that starts to play at
Re: Apple Keynote: phantom audio clip plays
by John Rofrano 2 months ago
tad newberry "...there is some song that starts to play at the beginning of each slide. How do i find this puppy and delete it "Check that there are no audio files associated with the slides. Select
about to upgrade my MacOs - what about Mail?
by Len Wasson 2 months ago
yesterday I did a disk image of my entire hard drive I plan to upgrade to El Capitan but then remembered my mail - I use Thunderbird and a private email program - so I download my incoming mail to my
Re: about to upgrade my MacOs - what about Mail?
by John Rofrano 2 months ago
Len Wasson "The main focus for this upgrade is to avoid having to re-install my apps, as well as of course, not to lose anything (like my mail). That is why I chose the disk image route. "So why aren
Macpro 2008 dvd drive
by John Sardinha 2 months ago
I am finding that my dvd drive is inconsistent in reading and mounting dvds. I just bought several movies and I wanted to rip a backup copy of each. My drive will open and mount some of the movies but
Re: Macpro 2008 dvd drive
by John Rofrano 2 months ago
It could just be getting old. DVD drives do fail over time. Check to see that it isn't loaded with dust. Try blowing it out with compressed air and see of that helps. If you do decide to get a new one
"Lanes" vs. "tracks"... potato-poTAHto
by Mark Raudonis 4 months ago
So if you call it a "lane" it's NOT a "track". I see what they did there! In other news... pretty solid upgrade. mark
+3
Chris Harlan liked this 4 months ago
Re: "Lanes" vs. "tracks"... potato-poTAHto
by John Rofrano 4 months ago
Don Cobble "But no I did not even know of that I will check it out and see if thats what I am looking for. "Yea, look up Secondary Storylines and Compound Clips. Two different grouping mechanisms and
Sync drift on imported audio
by Kino Haitsma 6 months ago
Hi all, I have been having some problems with FCP7 and imported audio, namely getting it to sync up... This is how I work: I shoot video (see example below) with my iPhone. I give sync clap every new
Re: Sync drift on imported audio
by John Rofrano 6 months ago
You might consider getting FiLMiC Pro for your iPhone. It will record at a constant frame rate and give you much more control over frame rates, bit rates, resolution, etc. This is actually what they u
Sales motivation?
by Mark Suszko 7 months ago
I'm lately seeing a number of tempting half-off type offers for different FCP-X plug-in products and the like, all kind of urgent in their cut-off dates. It makes me wonder, do they know something I d
Re: Sales motivation?
by Bret Williams 7 months ago
That thing is great. I've even used it on 4K lock offs, that I then edited into HD sequence adding camera moves and zooms. I've even used it for I dream of genie type effects where someone snapped the
+1
John Rofrano liked this 7 months ago
Using FCP7 to edit 4K
by john whiteway 7 months ago
Guess I'm not alone in trying to figure out ways to edit 4k material. I'm still a fan of FCP 7 and would love to keep using it, so I was wondering if this would work..... I could down res the 4K mater
Re: Using FCP7 to edit 4K
by John Rofrano 7 months ago
I get it. I was just trying to help you understand FCP X better to perhaps solve your 4K issue especially since you were considering buying it as part of your solution, but if you feel you already hav
Artifacts when digitizing DV tapes
by Bijoyini Chatterjee 8 months ago
Hello, I am doing some work for a client and they would like me to digitize their home movies that were filmed in mini-DV (720x480 60i). They don't have the camera any more but it was filmed in DV-NTS
Re: Artifacts when digitizing DV tapes
by John Rofrano 8 months ago
It looks like normal DV footage to me (as others have pointed out). You have to realize that NTSC DV only has 480 lines of vertical resolution. If you take a straight line and tilt it, you will see st
Is Apple RAID Card compatible with El Capitan
by John Rofrano 8 months ago
I'm hoping someone here can save me the trouble of finding this out "the hard way" ;-) I have a 2010 Mac Pro with an Apple RAID Card that is supporting a RAID 5 of 4 x 2TB disks running OS X 10.10 Yos
Re: Is Apple RAID Card compatible with El Capitan
by John Rofrano 8 months ago
Bob Zelin "You are the only person I know still using the horrible Apple RAID card (which was made by LSI). "Well... it came with the Mac Pro when I bought it and it's working so who am I to fix some
Rotating shape when zooming entire group?
by Peter Silie 9 months ago
Hi, I finished my little project with an animated map. A shape is at the top of a motion path. Every thing is fine. But then I had the idea of zooming in. So I put the entire project into an additiona
Re: Rotating shape when zooming entire group?
by John Rofrano 9 months ago
Peter Silie "But then I had the idea of zooming in. So I put the entire project into an additional group"Not sure about your bug but why don't you use the 3D Camera to zoom in Zooming on an entire pr
Using mp4 files in FCP7
by Kathryn L Beranich 9 months ago
The interviews I was given are all mp4 files. I've tried to put them through Log & Transfer and it will not accept them: "Warning C0001.MP4 contains unsupported media or has an invalid directory struc
Re: Using mp4 files in FCP7
by John Rofrano 9 months ago
Kathryn L Beranich "I get the error message: "File contains unsupported media or has an invalid directory structure. Please choose a folder whose directory structure matches supported media." "If the
Animation Codec - Motion 4 vs Motion 5
by Mohamed Mira 10 months ago
Hi I'm doing a calligraphy animation ( hand write animated text), so it is simple white or black over transparency background. so best Codec to use is Animation. In Motion 4 a file export video file s
Re: Animation Codec - Motion 4 vs Motion 5
by John Rofrano 10 months ago
Mohamed Mira "I'm not looking for a solution as much as why is that ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !"The only parameter that affects file size is bitrate. Obviously Motion 5 is using a much higher bitrate than Mo
Keeping image in iPhone frame
by Greg Ball 11 months ago
I had someone create an iPhone frame with Alpha channel for me, so I can change the screens and also have a finger tap buttons. That all works fine. However the first animation has the phone flip over
Re: Keeping image in iPhone frame
by John Rofrano 11 months ago
Yea, if you have 4 clean corners to track and they never leave the frame or become obscured by other objects, the point tracker will work fine. The CoreMelt plug-ins contain the Mocha tracker which is
Duplicate Clip FX Issue.
by Chris Randell 11 months ago
Hello! What I am trying to do is duplicate a video clip and have different Media FX on it. First I import my video, ungroup it from it's audio and then CTRL+Drag the video up to a new Video layer abov
Re: Duplicate Clip FX Issue.
by John Rofrano 11 months ago
Chris Randell "I change the Media FX on the top video but whatever changes I make to it, happen to the video below it. "That's how Media FX are supposed to work. They affect the Media wherever it is
+1
John Rofrano liked this 11 months ago
Black type reduced in size appearing as grey
by Al Davis 12 months ago
I am using Motion 5.2.3 Type of a larger point size is appearing as nice rich black; while smaller type sizes (25pt) are just greying out. As a workaround I have duplicated the type directly over and
+1
Al Davis liked this 12 months ago
Re: Black type reduced in size appearing as grey
by John Rofrano 11 months ago
Al Davis "I copied and pasted the type from Keynote to avoid building new text. Further testing proved that is why it was greyed out."So you copied the formatting with the text and it was the formatt
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]