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Jordan Mena

Member Since:
August 16th 2011
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Can't send video from Source monitor to my SDI Monitor
by Jordan Mena 3 years ago
I've had this issue were I can watch the timeline on play out through my sdi monitor. But when I click on the source viewer nothing goes out except 1080i material. Is there an option I'm missing I'm r
Re: Can't send video from Source monitor to my SDI Monitor
by Jordan Mena 3 years ago
Tried that. No dice. Jordan Mena Editor Colorist Producer Los Angeles, CA jordanmena.com
Audio soft in Premiere Pro CC 2014
by Jordan Mena 4 years ago
I'm using the nMPRO with the BM UltraStudio 4K I O to my reference monitor. Audio sync is still off by a frame or so. Is there something i'm missing in the preferences. Super annoying because I know i
Edit to Tape Window in Premiere CC 2014 with UltraStudio 4k
by Jordan Mena 4 years ago
When I lay back to HDCAM SR deck using Ultra Studio 4k. The edit to tape window timecode doesn't match the Deck. The layoff is correct and frame accurate but it would be nice that the time codes in th
XML roundtrip weirdness
by Jordan Mena 5 years ago
I just finished coloring a project. Sent out an XML to FCPX. Clips are fine on my Computer. But when I hand over the files to my editor, on her machine the clips are solid black. Anyone else experienc
Now that 10.1.3 Is out
by Jordan Mena 5 years ago
What new features do you think we should expect with the next version Probably releasing with or soon after Yosemite. Jordan Mena Editor Colorist Producer Los Angeles, CA jordanmena.com
Re: Now that 10.1.3 Is out
by Jordan Mena 5 years ago
Timecode overlays and or source timecode in and outs in the timeline index. Jordan Mena Editor Colorist Producer Los Angeles, CA jordanmena.com
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Timecode in FCPX
by Jordan Mena 5 years ago
Anyone able to figure out how to view multiple layers of timecode at once Or just be able to view the main storyline clip timecode while searching for updated clips with the same time code in the even
Re: Timecode in FCPX
by Mathieu Ghekiere 5 years ago
It's stuff i've been asking Apple to put in since 10.0.0... We make big compound clips with the same timecode as the original clips and with a timecode generator. This of course only is do'able if you
Some issues between FCPX and Resolve
by Jordan Mena 5 years ago
A couple of issues I've come across with FCPX 10.2 and Resolve 11 Full. 1. When sending a FCPXML to Resolve I've noticed that Syncronized clips timecode is off. While all normal clips seem to be fine.
Re: Some issues between FCPX and Resolve
by Jordan Mena 5 years ago
I actually didn't have any issues with the MXF files in Resolve. Grade went smoothly and Picture looked great. Jordan Mena Editor Colorist Producer Los Angeles, CA jordanmena.com
XML Question
by Gina Sarentino 5 years ago
Hi everyone, I want to know one simple question, I believe I know the answer but want to confirm it. When I have a sequence in Premiere and I have footage which has been scaled to fit the sequence res
Re: XML Question
by Jordan Mena 5 years ago
The XML will ask you if you want to retain the scaled info or ignore it on import. Jordan Mena Editor Colorist Producer Los Angeles, CA jordanmena.com
Looking to output full original source clips based on EDL.
by Reuben Fink 5 years ago
I've got about 20 clips that I've graded from an EDL now I want to render that grade to the entire clip (the original source clip length) not just to the edited sections is that possible to do quickly
Re: Looking to output full original source clips based on EDL.
by Jordan Mena 5 years ago
My first guess would to create a new timeline and just place those 20 clips at total length to the new timeline in the same order as your EDL timeline. Then do a color trace. Jordan Mena Editor Colori
3 button mouse
by Jordan Mena 5 years ago
Hey guys, I'm working with a 3 button mouse and I can't get the pan function or copy grade with middle click function to work. Anyone know why Is it a settings function or my mouse thanks! Jordan Mena
Re: 3 button mouse
by Marc Wielage 5 years ago
That's very goofy! Have you tried a different mouse I went out a piece-of-crap $12 wired 3-button Kensington optical mouse (which had the very clever model name "Three-Button Mouse"), and it's been fl
DaVinci Resolve
by richard emerson 5 years ago
Hi, I have down REZ'd footage shot on Black Magic and editing in FCP7 to then re-connect to the original files back in resolve..My question is what about all the sound I add in FCP the same files are
Re: DaVinci Resolve
by Jordan Mena 5 years ago
It depends. Are you having the audio mixed If your planing on finishing in resolve you can just drop the final mix on your timeline. If not, then render your clips from Resolve as either a flat file o
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Slow render: 1fps
by Charles Ford 5 years ago
For some reason rendering a simple color grade, just one node, basic color correction, takes forever to render. It starts and stays at 1fps. I've checked my activity monitor and Resolve only uses 33%
Re: Slow render: 1fps
by Jordan Mena 5 years ago
As a rule I always prep my sequence from any NLE before I go to color. Removing all unwanted clips, group clips or compound clips. Jordan Mena Editor Colorist Producer Los Angeles, CA jordanmena.com
Multiple Pre-conformed EDLs per project
by David Hildreth 5 years ago
I've been taking color jobs via a flat MOV and an EDL cut list. I'll create a project, do my grade and often save a bunch of stills to copy grades from one shot to another. A few days later I'll end u
Re: Multiple Pre-conformed EDLs per project
by Jordan Mena 5 years ago
Color trace Jordan Mena Editor Colorist Producer Los Angeles, CA jordanmena.com
R3D hdr debayering issue on resolve
by prathvish hegde 5 years ago
hi , i am grading a film(2.30hr)in which 60 percent is red epic hdr footage i think there is an issue in debayering of hdr as ia am seeing dual images(ghosting)happening in 30percent of the shots when
Re: 3D hdr debayering issue on resolve
by Jordan Mena 5 years ago
Check to see if Magic Motion in on in your camera raw settings. In your case you want it off. Jordan Mena Editor Colorist Producer Los Angeles, CA jordanmena.com
JVC DT-E21L4 & Resolve 10
by Sam Aswat 5 years ago
Hi there, I have finally purchased a broadcast monitor (JVC DT-E21L4) to use with Davinci Resolve 10 for grading. I have an iMac, and have connected the JVC monitor to my iMac using a HDMI cable. What
Re: JVC DT-E21L4 & Resolve 10
by Sam Aswat 5 years ago
Thank you Jordan! Appreciate the info. I talked to B&H sales rep and they suggested the Blackmagic Design Intensity Extreme HDMI and Analog Capture & Playback Device - Thunderbolt. I am expecting it i
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So anyway, 4K
by Tim Wilson 5 years ago
Skipping the hype and (yes) the debate, I know that a number of you are ACTUALLY WORKING with 4K and some 5K right now. What's the story -- Are you working with it in native 4K 5k -- Aside from the fr
Re: So anyway, 4K
by Jordan Mena 5 years ago
Yeah, I was working as a freelancer for a broadcast network. All their original shows were shooting 5k RED. The network was broadcasting in 720p but they asked that we build the master at 4k so that i
Beachballing
by Michael Sanders 5 years ago
Those of you experiencing beach balling in 10.1 upwards, just try this - I swear its made a difference to me. Go to Preferences - Spotlight - Privacy and then add the location of the FCP X back up fol
Re: Beachballing
by Jordan Mena 5 years ago
Do you mean "FCPX_Autosave" Jordan Mena Editor Colorist Producer Los Angeles, CA jordanmena.com
Rejecting Projects
by Jordan Mena 5 years ago
I have to say. I think I liked the old way of keeping projects in a separate place from the event browser. Don't get me wrong I think its important that the projects are linked to Libraries but now it
Re: Rejecting Projects
by Jordan Mena 5 years ago
Just sent them a feedback request :) Jordan Mena Editor Colorist Producer Los Angeles, CA jordanmena.com
Batch Export
by Dan Walsh 6 years ago
First of all, I'm pretty much happy with the update. I think libraries are a step in the right direction, and I will not miss the Events Projects paradigm. But, I have to say, I'm kinda shocked that m
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Re: Batch Export
by Jordan Mena 6 years ago
Amen brother! Jordan Mena Editor Colorist Producer Los Angeles, CA jordanmena.com
Viewing Time Remapped clips or effects on Project timeline
by Jordan Mena 6 years ago
Is there a way yet to be able to visually see if a clip has been time remapped or has an effect on it at a glance I noticed after I speed up or slow down a clip after I close the remap bar if I open i
Re: Viewing Time Remapped clips or effects on Project timeline
by James Cude 6 years ago
Select All Clips- then Command R for Show Hide Retime Editor.
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FCPX is Ready for prime time
by Jordan Mena 6 years ago
I'm currently working for a major network that decided to go the FCPX route for creative and finishing in tandem with Resolve. This was my first opportunity to really run FCPX threw its paces and not
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Re: FCPX is Ready for prime time
by Jordan Mena 6 years ago
I use the project Library. Something I have grown fond of. I am very organized. I like to keep a creative cuts folder. with an Archive subfolder or old cuts. Once that cut has been approved I create a
Timeline Index Question
by Jordan Mena 6 years ago
I'm creating new roles for different types of media in my FCPX Events. Why aren't these roles showing up in my timeline index I know I can do this. But can't find that option. All I'm getting are the
Re: Timeline Index Question
by Charlie Austin 6 years ago
Jordan Mena "Ok, got it guys. but know when I select a certain media type. For example I have tagged my Voice over = VO for roles. but when i select it, it thinks its dialogue. And clips that are Vid
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Premiere Pro CC not relinking to graded footage
by Jordan Mena 6 years ago
Trying to import XML sequences from Resolve back to Premiere. The XML relinks to the pre-graded footage. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. Anyone else see this problem Also, I've noticed that W
Re: Premiere Pro CC not relinking to graded footage
by Jordan Mena 6 years ago
Good to know. Actually, I realized after some digging that the person who exported the XML DID NOT use the correct export setting in Resolve. Thus the xml was pointing to the wrong clips. We re-export
HD projection
by Paul Hanssen 6 years ago
Hello, A client needs the film I made for projection by a beamer. What is the best export setting i can choose herefor In FCPX Best regards Paul
Re: HD projection
by Jeremy Garchow 6 years ago
You also might want to think about a benz :-D http: www.youtube.com watch v=MXo_6EewSOY
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Will FCPX editors not buying the new MacPro be very disadvantaged?
by Mark Dobson 6 years ago
A new version of Final Cut Pro X is to to be launched later this year to tie in, or as Apple puts it be 'optimised', with the new Mac Pro. I'm just wondering if those not buying the new machine will b
Re: Will FCPX editors not buying the new MacPro be very disadvantaged?
by Jordan Mena 6 years ago
I'm currently running a 3 monitor setup with FCPX. So, it will be 4k-3 Up. I bet the new 4k apple displays are going to be pretty expensive as well. Jordan Mena Editor Colorist Producer Los Angeles, C
Edited with FCPX
by John Davidson 6 years ago
Wanna see some of what we've cut this year with FCPX Our website's 'work' page now has a category just for 'Edited on FCPX'. http: www.magicfeatherinc.com direct link here: http: magicfeatherinc.com #
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Re: Edited with FCPX
by Gary Huff 6 years ago
Nikolas B urle "I keep on running into roadblocks when using FCP 7:-)" Yeah, how did anyone ever edit video before FCPX ! !
Bold Statement Warning!
by craig slattery 6 years ago
Iam cutting a 1 2hour doco for television. 12 day edit, 18 contributors, actuality, over 700 clips EVERYTHING shot 3 cameras, even the PTCs shot 3 cameras. C300, Canon 5D MKIII, DV25 (stylistic choice
Re: Smart Alec Comment Warning!
by John Davidson 6 years ago
Interesting. What's the monthly rental cost for FCPX again John Davidson President Creative Director Magic Feather Inc.
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Importing Multiple EDLs into one Project
by Jordan Mena 6 years ago
I have 3 promos I need to Grade and I want to keep them inside one Resolve project. All media are flattened Prores 422HQ files with a corresponding EDL. I imported the first promo and used the EDL to
Re: Importing Multiple EDLs into one Project
by Kevin Cannon 6 years ago
Hi Jordan, Do the promos have overlapping timecode and no reel # in the media pool Resolve is looking for media with the reel #s in the EDL, then if it doesn't find that, looking for any clips with us
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Interesting little series...
by Charlie Austin 6 years ago
Probably he's not really a pro, ;-) but this looks to be an interesting series of articles. http: www.moviemaker.com diy movies-better-fcp-x-red-feature-film-workflow-part-1 --------------------------
Re: Interesting little series...
by Charlie Austin 6 years ago
Aindreas Gallagher "the footage organisation possibilities presented by X's tagging pool are inarguably rather seriously sexy. I had OCD thrill moments reading through there." I'm tellin' ya Aindreas
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Sync Issues using Ultra Studio Mini Monitor
by Jordan Mena 6 years ago
Hey, I just purchased the Ultrastudio Mini monitor so that I can grade in Davinci Resolve Lite out to my HDTV. After (loosely) calibrating my TV i noticed a sync issue with Davinci Resolve lite. Fortu
Re: Sync Issues using Ultra Studio Mini Monitor
by Bret Williams 6 years ago
Not possible with X. Possible in 7 with the playback offset feature which delays canvas output by x number of frames. But a pretty common issue that doesn't generally bug people too much. Either use t
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