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Joshua Pearson

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November 9th 2004
57 Posts
Just moved to Avid 2018.12.3... "creating bin snapshot for background save" message annoying...
by Joshua Pearson 3 weeks ago
I am running Avid 2018.12.3 on an iMac 27-inch, macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 No problems at all EXCEPT, this new "background save" feature isn't happening in the background. I have my autosave set for ev
Still need to render reverse motion? Wow. It’s 2018 folks!!!
by Joshua Pearson 1 year ago
Jeez, when will Avid fix this simple, petty, yet super annoying feature . I mean, my god, it s the 21st century! So many other Avid FX filters are real time! How is it possible that this is STILL not
Re: Still need to render reverse motion? Wow. It’s 2018 folks!!!
by Joshua Pearson 1 year ago
I used to use AE a lot actually. Learned from one of the founders of COSA in fact. But I ve also been using various NLEs since 1991, from Media 100, to Premiere, to FCP 1 thru 7, then FCPX. I can t re
Best way to screen with a client remotely??
by Joshua Pearson 1 year ago
I am editing a doc in Avid MC8... we have been screening cuts with our client, who is on the opposite coast, using a semi-hacked system of an app called ManyCam, a screen capture app, used as a source
Re: Best way to screen with a client remotely??
by Glenn Sakatch 1 year ago
There's nothing wrong with Skype, it just depends on the client, and the ease of hook up. Not everyone has a Skype account, and not every client wants to have to sign up for on. With some clients, its
Video static in composer window after using Media Tool
by Joshua Pearson 1 year ago
I am using Avid MC 8.8.5, iMac 27-inch, 3.5 GHz i& with 16 GB RAM; my media is on an external raided 15 TB OWC Mercury Elite Pro. I have been working on a documentary series for 10 months with almost
Avid MC 8.5.4 keeps stopping by itself, and lowering volume by itself...
by Joshua Pearson 2 years ago
I am using Avid MC8.5.4 on an iMac 3.5 GHZ Intel Core i7, with 16 G RAM, running OSX 10.9.5 Media is on an external 7200 rpm USB 3 G Tech drive. Footage has been imported as DNxHD 115 MXF. I am using
Re: Avid MC 8.5.4 keeps stopping by itself, and lowering volume by itself...
by Glenn Sakatch 2 years ago
I might try a wired keyboard and mouse first. Glenn
Effect editor disappears... make it stop?
by Joshua Pearson 3 years ago
Is there a way to make the effect editor stay onscreen Its a bummer that it disappears when clicked away from... Avid MC 8.5
Re: Effect editor disappears... make it stop?
by John Pale 3 years ago
Open it and drag it into your Project window. It will become a tab.
Change audio or gain levels on many clips... shortcut?
by Joshua Pearson 3 years ago
I've learned how to set an in & out in the timeline, then find a good level and use the hamburger menu in the audio mixer tool to "Set level on track-global", but I guess I am wondering if there is a
Re: Change audio or gain levels on many clips... shortcut?
by Job ter Burg 3 years ago
Or select multiple clips in the bin and choose: Clip- Apply Gain, enter a value.
Can I Pre-set track patches?
by Joshua Pearson 3 years ago
I am relatively new to Avid, coming from FCP7 and X, and Premiere... I am liking it, especially Scriptsync! It is the answer to my prayers. I wish I had switched sooner just for that. As I slowly get
Re: Can I Pre-set track patches?
by Joshua Pearson 3 years ago
not possible in Premiere... i just talked to a long-time avid editor who says not possible, but he uses the auto patching keys-for-tracks turn-everything-off-first then hit buttons method, but he clev
Crashing a lot while typing in marker comments field
by Joshua Pearson 4 years ago
I'm crashing every several minutes while typing in the marker comments field, in the marker panel,... anyone else tips thanks -josh
Can I import a transcript?
by Joshua Pearson 4 years ago
I have transcripts done by a service, with timecode indicated every 10 to 20 seconds... can I import these somehow into Premiere's metadata I don't really need the speech analyses feature, which I hea
Search bins won't search for markers?...
by Joshua Pearson 4 years ago
Hello, I would to search ALL my sequences for either marker names or marker comments. I cannot seem to get "search bins" to do this... markers do not seem to be in the list of available searchable met
Editing with nested sequences... good or bad idea?
by Joshua Pearson 4 years ago
As outlined in my previous long-winded post, I am working on a long-form documentary and I would like to try editing in PPro by loading timelines into the source monitor and cutting them into my main
Re: Editing with nested sequences... good or bad idea?
by Joshua Pearson 4 years ago
Can't figure it out.. Do you remember how you did it
key commands for timeline clip view?
by Joshua Pearson 5 years ago
are there any key commands for changing the clip view type in the timeline i like to switch back and forth from plain lozenge to waveform... i also want to vary clip height a lot... my mouse hand is g
Answered my own question...
by Joshua Pearson 5 years ago
Yes!... control-option 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 do different stuff... phew!
More editorial gripes...
by Joshua Pearson 5 years ago
1) Is there a key command for pushing connected clips up or down to change their stacking order my mouse hand is getting a serious workout from doing this... also, while I am on a tricked-out cylinder
Re: More editorial gripes...
by David Mathis 5 years ago
A small request here as well. Would like to choose the default spatial conform to be none rather than fit in the preferences. Until then I will select multiple clips then make the necessary changes. N
Crashing while using stills
by Joshua Pearson 5 years ago
I am crashing about every 15 minutes while using a lot of stills, in a large complex doc project. Usually it happens while I am simply trying to view them in the browser. Some of the stills are pretty
Re: Crashing while using stills
by Gregor Queck 5 years ago
I did a slide show with 900 pics of 24Megs each and everything came to a crawl. My solution was simply to scale the pics to the required resolution, then no further problems. Hope that helps.
Audio editing in FCPX
by TImothy Auld 5 years ago
OK, I just said in another post that dialogue editing in FCPX is like wrestling a bull to the ground by its balls. And I got no push back. I am seriously worried about the mental and physical health o
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Shawn Miller liked this 5 years ago
Re: Audio editing in FCPX
by Joshua Pearson 5 years ago
Sorry, while i'm still beating my drum about overwrite editing, it does also seem really strange that you can't overwrite paste into the main storyline. I mean, come on...
Sorry, edge selection question again...
by Joshua Pearson 5 years ago
Once again I am asking if anyone else has totally inconsistent bracket-key edge selection behavior... i simply cannot get the key-command to work 90% of the time, but the strange thing is, once in a w
DOH... edge selection question again...
by Joshua Pearson 5 years ago
Answered my own question by searching older posts... playhead must be on edit point. sorry folks...
nudge x-dissolve key command?
by Joshua Pearson 5 years ago
Is there a key command for nudging an edit point with a transition filter applied (in this case, an audio cross dissolve) ... After I select the edges of the two clips (can't seem select just one edge
Re: sometimes works, sometimes doesn't
by Joshua Pearson 5 years ago
Its kind of amusing to me how much functionality on FCPX is "sort of random"... i actually am enjoying using it heavily for the first time (played with it since day 1, now finally doing a high profile
Compound clips inside compound clips...
by Joshua Pearson 5 years ago
How do people feel about CCs inside CCs... anyone done it had problems Conceptually i am wary...
Re: Compound clips inside compound clips...
by James Cude 5 years ago
It's possible but can become a bit of a chore to manage and may impact performance if you're not using higher end RAIDs and the like to store your media. Is there a particular workflow you can't accom
Why the Magnetic Timeline is Good...
by Charlie Austin 6 years ago
Well, there's a lot of reasons, but here's one. 2 different 30 second TV spots. Both had 24+ "tracks" of audio, around 35 video clips. Fairly normal. Client calls, needs to stick a 2.5 second tag in t
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Jeremy Garchow liked this 6 years ago
Re: Why the Magnetic Timeline is Good...
by Joshua Pearson 6 years ago
I'm sorry but what you are describing sounds slightly ridiculous... why in the world would you want to perform all those extra steps to bury edits within compound clips within secondary storylines whe
Spoken Word Search in Video Editing Applications
by Kip Watters 9 years ago
My name is Kip Watters I am the Director or Product Management for Media at Nexidia. Nexidia is the company whose technology powers ScriptSync in Avid s Media Composer. ScriptSync is one way to utiliz
Re: Spoken Word Search in Video Editing Applications
by Joshua Pearson 9 years ago
YES PLEASE!.... i work on a lot of documentary TV shows... I have the luxury of having transcribers who use software called Pilotware to make nice transcriptions with TC ins at the start of paragraphs
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