Open Captions rendering by Ken Pugh 5 months ago Hello! So I've just started using the open captions tool. I want sub-titles with a semi-transparent box behind. Unfortunately I've come across a few issues and wonder if there are a solutions. First,
Copy Library with Proxy only by Ken Pugh 1 year ago Hello, I have a managed FCPX Library and I'd like to send a copy containing only the proxy files (not the original media) so the director can edit the interviews on his laptop and send an xml back to
Re: Copy Library with Proxy only by Ken Pugh 1 year ago Thanks Joe, Yes I'd forgotten about including the audio and graphics! The 'Proxy cheat' article was very interesting, will check out the ripple training method. I suspect though that I might bite the
Dissolves popping from about 25% to zero by Paul Mitton 3 years ago I'm noticing on my CC 9.2 dissolves are popping from about 25% opacity down to zero looking very much like a cut. Could this be a cc thing Paul Mitton Producer, Emmy Award Winning Director. SkyIslandM
no multicam view in program monitor by Ken Pugh 4 years ago New to multicam - and had it working nicely, but started to find multicam clips will not display in my program monitor - the left side of the screen where the multiple clips used to be is now just bla
mattes in Premiere CC 2014.1 by Ken Pugh 5 years ago Hi - can anyone help with track mattes and garbage mattes Can't get them to work! Thinking it must be me, I downloaded the Adobe files and followed the tutorial from here: https: helpx.adobe.com premi
Re: mattes in Premiere CC 2014.1 by Ken Pugh 5 years ago Ah! Sorry - worked it out. Apparently mattes don't show up on my system if the programme monitor window is at 1 4 resolution. Changing to half or full resolution fixed this for me! Cheers, Ken.
Cloud files by Oliver Peters 6 years ago Is it possible to play video from the Cloud files location I have uploaded a web-ready file. All I see is the thumbnail. I can send a link with the permission to download, but I am not able to play th
Re: Cloud files by Ken Pugh 6 years ago You Send It is also an interesting alternative. Although for the professional level access you need to pay just over 100 UKP per annum you do get a drop box with unlimited, indefinite storage. Great f
Trim with effects in clips? by Ken Pugh 7 years ago Hi - from a recent FCP refugee - I'm trying to trim clips with effects (i.e. re-framing or transparency changes) and the monitors are black. Soon as I take the 'effects' off the clips, the picture ret
Motion tracking jitters by Ken Pugh 7 years ago I'm using motion tracking to tie text to objects in a moving frame. I seem to get a much smoother track in Apple Motion - After Effects tracking seems to 'jitter' the text between one pixel and the ne
Re: Motion tracking jitters by Ken Pugh 7 years ago Thanks for both these replies - I'm using interlaced footage - and to make matters worse, some of the clips are being re-sized.... however Motion still does a smoother job. I've been looking for a way
AJA Kona Drivers for CS6? by Kevin Hedin 7 years ago CS6 is out and I just ordered the upgrade, now I'm wondering how long before AJA drops the new drivers on us. Any indication MacPro OSX 10.7.2 Kona 3 Adobe CS5.5 Kevin Hedin Digital One, Inc. Anchorag
What are you thinking about CS6? by Tim Wilson 7 years ago One of the memes here is that Adobe Premiere is for many people the FCP 8 they'd been waiting for. I know that the release is around the corner - are you camping out in line already I assume that some
Re: What are you thinking about CS6? by Ken Pugh 7 years ago The convenience of not having to drag tiny key frames in your timeline, or having to load every clip into a viewer is a nobrainer. I've never had to do this in FCP, unless I wanted to, perhaps to do
BBC switch to Premiere? by Ken Pugh 7 years ago Just had this email from an editor friend of mine - it's second hand info so I can't personally vouch for it's accuracy - but no reason to distrust. "Just heard that the Beeb have ditched FCP and boug
Re: BBC switch to Premiere? by Andrew Johnstone 6 years ago Was down at the Beeb this week and the hot word from my source in the knob twiddling dept. was that two peeps from Adobe in California had been to see the engineers to discuss Prem Pro. FCPX has not e
Corrupt HDV files by Ken Pugh 8 years ago I have some HDV 1080i footage I successfully edited in FCP7 but in Avid 6 when I link via AMA to the folder, some of the clips play fine, others are extremely corrupt, sound out of sync, blockyness al
Re: Corrupt HDV files by Ken Pugh 8 years ago I see - I'm beginning to understand it all now - that's been really helpful, thanks a lot Shane. Best, Ken.
At Wits End: Crashing (With Report) by Jamie Hall 8 years ago Hello all, I am losing my mind. My FCP 7.0.3 has been crashing more than cars without winter tires in Canada. I struggle to get any real work done. It crashes during renders and sometimes without anyt
Re: At Wits End: Crashing (With Report) by Ken Pugh 8 years ago I have this a lot. Guess that's why they wrote FCPX. I can cut all day without a problem with cuts and mixes, but as soon as I build a complex timeline its crash city. By complex, I mean multiple vide
MC 6 on an LHe Please! by Don Walker 8 years ago All the press releases and slick videos highlighting the exciting news about Avid and Media Composer 6, seem to indicate that it will only work on the currently available Kona cards. Does that mean th
Re: MC 6 on an LHe Please! by Ken Pugh 8 years ago As a current FCP7 editor, I bought Avid with the first cross-grade offer, hoping it would support my LHe card. So this is a blow. Can't afford a new card just now, so anyone want to buy Avid 5.5 produ
The missing Source Window by Dominic Deacon 8 years ago Just curious as to how people are getting by without a source window. It's seems to get talked about a lot less than other missing features. Multi-cam, OMF and EDLs get a lot of coverage but I've alwa
Re: The missing Source Window by Ken Pugh 8 years ago I spent many years editing on Media 100 with its single media window, so I was very used to this style of editing, switching between source and record in the same window, so I know it can be done. Des
length of file names by Ken Pugh 8 years ago OSX is supposed to accept file names up to 255 characters - but I've been having trouble in FCP with file names over 30 characters - particularly when needing to relink. Is this a known problem Anyone
Re: length of file names by Ken Pugh 8 years ago Sure, if I'm doing the log and transfer that's what I do - but the clips are arriving with the names already entered - I'm doing the online - so I have no control over how they are named in the transf
Premiere - turn Kona output off? by Ken Pugh 8 years ago Sorry on the learning curve at the steep end - another post - but a quick one: Is it possible to turn Kona output off temporarily According to the manual this is accomplished in playback settings insi
Re: Premiere - turn Kona output off? by Ken Pugh 8 years ago see my post below - for now you can do this by nesting the non-Kona sequence into a Kona sequence - and jumping back and forth - works well - and no need to re-render for the Kona sequence. Ken.
Dropped frames by Ken Pugh 8 years ago Been pulling my hair out with this one - wonder if anyone has some advice.... I have a 1920 ProRes sequence containing some dv clips that have been re-sized. There is no green render bar, suggesting t
XDCAM-EX superior to ProRes for realtime FX? by Ken Pugh 8 years ago In between evaluating PPro, I've been editing some rushes in XDCAM-EX format in FCP7 - and been getting a lot of crashes (FCP suddenly disappears, in a flash, often after dragging the cursor in the ti
Premiere render setting for Kona? by Ken Pugh 8 years ago Anyone know the correct sequence settings to get real time Kona output, to match FCP Using some test HDV footage I'm now getting good playback from a single clip, but as soon as I apply any kind of tr
Re: Premiere render setting for Kona? by Ken Pugh 8 years ago Thanks - but I've got it working now - my only problem is that it does slow down the timeline responsiveness considerably - and there seems to be no way to toggle the Kona output on and off - it seems
New Proapps QT Codecs1.0 by Rafael Amador 8 years ago Apple recommends the new ProApps update to FCX and MOTION.5 and Compressor4, however at MacUpdate, they say "..video codecs to be used by QT-based applications". Any idea on the convenience of install
Re: Just Codecs by Ken Pugh 8 years ago Just checked on the apple site, they still have pro applications update 2010-02 available. It's a 310 MB download and I assume it will update FCP studio 3 to the following: Final Cut Pro 7.0.3 Motion
FCP7 and Motion 5 by Ken Pugh 8 years ago Before I upgrade - can anyone confirm whether Motion 5 roundtrips with FCP7 , in the same way Motion 4 does Thanks, Ken.
Re: FCP7 and Motion 5 - more Qs by Ken Pugh 8 years ago Motion 5 looks great - but if you can't send media from FCP7 and you cant import Motion 5 projects into FCP7 then its just like any other app. As a standalone sure its great, but I'm not a power user
Premiere & Kona by Ken Pugh 8 years ago I'm looking at the possibility of migrating from FCP to Premiere and I'm testing out my Kona LHi - but I have some problems - can someone tell me if its possible to use Kona with Premiere Currently I'
Re: Premiere & Kona by walter biscardi 8 years ago The Monitor and Source Windows have independent controls. Right click in them and ensure both are set to Full Resolution. Walter Biscardi, Jr. Editor, Colorist, Director, Writer, Consultant, Author, C
HDV timeline ProRes render but HDV exports by Ken Pugh 8 years ago I wonder if anyone can help me understand this ... I have an edit (47 minutes) mainly consisting of HDV footage, but with lots of stills (jpeg), so following the generally accepted practise I have edi
Re: HDV timeline ProRes render but HDV exports by Ken Pugh 8 years ago I don't have the camera here right now to replicate what happened - but as I remember I set up the recapture via firewire and HDV using easy setup and all worked fine, but when I then went in to audio
XML transfer by Ken Pugh 8 years ago Just started using XML transfer again between FCP and AE - and updated to version 2.0.2. However my mixed codec timeline is given poor results. The prores clips and transferring just fine, but the HDV
Re: XML transfer by Ken Pugh 8 years ago Restarted AE and the cosmetic progress bar issue has vanished now too, all well, Thanks, Ken.
Crushed blacks by Ken Pugh 8 years ago I've just completed my first shoot using a DSLR - the Canon 60D. When comparing scenes shot side by side with my Sony V1 HDV camera, the Canon images have a more 'brittle' quality, the colour is more
Re: Crushed blacks by Ken Pugh 8 years ago Great thanks. Working on news style documentaries, there's not always a lot of time, or budget to do a comprehensive grade. But one intriguing aspect of using superflat is the claimed 2 stop increase
Progressive for TV? by Ken Pugh 9 years ago I wonder if I can get some views here - I'm a video producer mainly working in broadcast TV and used to interlaced shooting, recently in HD formats such as XDCAM and HDV. I'm interested in using my 60
Re: Progressive for TV? by Ken Pugh 9 years ago Mark didn't make the first stage crystal clear (for me at least) - and it took me a little experimenting before I cracked it. The crucial thing is that the software has to make intermediate frames whe
Field freeze by Ken Pugh 9 years ago I can't remember how to freeze frame on a specific field... I know I can knock out a field using interpret footage - but this applies to the whole media clip - I only want one part of of field frozen
Re: Field freeze by Ken Pugh 9 years ago Ah yes, all comes back to me like a terrible dream.... But yes, thanks, just what I needed. Ken.
Boris FX in FCP7 flickering by Ken Pugh 10 years ago Hi - I'm new to this forum and to Boris FX for FCP. I searched the archive but couldn't see any posts relating to the problem I have with Boris FX and FCP7. I'm finding many of the filters in FCP wil
changing nested comps duration globally by Ken Pugh 10 years ago I have ten comps - each of which have around 30 nested comps - I've made an error in the comp duration and now want to change it from 30 secs to 40 secs - is there a way to do this globally Without h
CS4 only renders in draft by Ken Pugh 10 years ago Just upgraded to CS4 from CS3 - but all my transferred projects will only render in draft mode! Same settings as CS3 - All output settings are at Best quality etc. What's going on Can't see anyone el
unable to allocate space for image buffer by Ken Pugh 10 years ago Now I have seen this topic a few times, but, having recently come back to using AE a lot I'm amazed to see a common irritation from way back in AE3 is still around - namely 'unable to allocate space
Black flicker on renders by Ken Pugh 10 years ago I'm getting a black flicker on a rendered composition, and on the cut point a single field of the following edit is interleaved with the outgoing edit. As I understand it this is not field issue, as
credit roller by Ken Pugh 11 years ago Anyone any idea how to do in AE3 This is something I found incredibly easy in AE7. The aspect that's defeating me is how to control speed I want the text run at 100 say or 200 - but when I nudge the
Re: credit roller by Ken Pugh 11 years ago Sorry Dave - I meant CS3, as the new AE is called, not AE3!! As I remember (I've deleted the programme now, curses) In AE7 to adjust speed you could just move a keyframe and you'd get a readout of th