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Kirk Pitts

Member Since:
November 11th 2010
86 Posts
News: Boris FX’s Continuum 2019 Relaunches Famed Particle Illusion Motion Graphics Generator
by Cow News Droid 2 months ago
The world s most versatile VFX plug-in adds real-time particle system, new Mocha interface and spline tools, and new image-processing shaders for Title Studio. (Boston, MA--November 15, 2018) Film and
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James Ollick liked this 2 months ago
Re: News: Boris FX’s Continuum 2019 Relaunches Famed Particle Illusion Motion Graphics Generator
by Kirk Pitts 2 months ago
Sounds wonderful, except as a FCPX user, very little of the new stuff is actually available for us. Lately, mostly, subtraction of features. Will any of the new features be a available for apple users
Best plugins/tools for making images look like drawn by hand?
by Tom Clasman 7 months ago
I'm looking great Photoshop plugins which is good for turning a photograph into looking like a sketch, like an image that was drawn by hand with a pencil or crayon. I am aware of the built-in filters
Re: Best plugins/tools for making images look like drawn by hand?
by Kirk Pitts 7 months ago
I've used Alienskin Snap art for years. https: www.alienskin.com snapart Works great for oil, pastel, and other painting mediums. Kirk Pitts. video amateur. Personal skateboard and band historian. ;)
Hackintosh
by Oliver Peters 7 months ago
Michael Kammes' Mackintosh build: https: www.youtube.com watch v=pxgctR1iuGI - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
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David Lawrence liked this 7 months ago
Re: Hackintosh
by Kirk Pitts 7 months ago
I built a hackintosh Laptop, actually two, one each for me an my wife about 4 years ago. I paid right at $300 for an HP probook which was the equivalent computer to a refurb 2012 Macbook Pro that was
converting a Mac Mini to a legacy system?
by Robert Withers 1 year ago
I'm running OS 10.8.5 on a 2012 MBP to maintain access to video editing versions of Final Cut and Premiere that won't run under more recent Mac OS versions. I'd like to keep this legacy system and sof
Re: converting a Mac Mini to a legacy system?
by Kirk Pitts 1 year ago
You would need to buy a used mac mini that came out before the version of MacOs you want to use. The 2012 mac minis ran 10.8. Another idea is to use Parallel's Desktop. I have 10.6, and 10.9 running a
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Hitfilm Ignite Plugins VS. Boris Continumm Complete for Final Cut Pro X
by Kirk Pitts 2 years ago
I use Final Cut X for personal, hobby and some minor paid video work. I've own Boris FX since the right after I upgraded to Final Cut Pro 4. I own version 9 of BCC but can't decide if I should upgrade
Re: Hitfilm Ignite Plugins VS. Boris Continumm Complete for Final Cut Pro X
by Kirk Pitts 2 years ago
Hitfilm has a free version of their plug in package now. So best of both worlds. I guess. I did upgrade during the last sale to the boris CC v10. Kirk Pitts. video amateur. Personal skateboard and ban
Broadcast Package needed
by Chemi Ferreiro 2 years ago
Hi there everyone! Looking for a customisable 'Broadcast package' for a client: Opener, transitions, lower thirds... Been looking around but can't find what I'm looking for. Don't want to 'reinvent th
Re: Broadcast Package needed
by Kirk Pitts 2 years ago
I used to use Boinxtv and it had a lot of features. It has been some years, and they are now call something different. https: www.boinx.com mimolive Don't know about this new version. Kirk Pitts. vide
Coping with planned obsolescence 2
by Walter Miale 2 years ago
In general, does it make sense to maintain obsolete but unequaled applications like Eudora and PageMaker and maybe even Photoshop CS2 on a Mac system today, using either multiple Macs or multiple boot
Re: Coping with planned obsolescence 2
by Kirk Pitts 2 years ago
Apple Mail used to import Eudora but I don't know if it still does. Apple mail doesn't handle large databases of mail nearly as well as Eudora did. I loved Eudora myself. I tried postbox for a while.
Remote screen sharing & control
by Walter Miale 2 years ago
I have been feeling the need for some phone support, and contacted a consultant who asked me to download and get working items called Remotix and Team Viewer. He assured me that I could delete these w
Re: Remote screen sharing & control
by Kirk Pitts 2 years ago
What kind of support do you need Kirk Pitts. video amateur. Personal skateboard and band historian. ;)
Need to hire audio corrector
by Kristi Burkhart 2 years ago
I am needing a recorded phone conversation corrected so I can understand what is being said. I am willing to pay thru PayPal if someone can t week a file and fix it for me.
Re: Need to hire audio corrector
by Kirk Pitts 2 years ago
I've been doing audio enhancements and corrections for some time. If you want to send me the file or a part of it I'll see what I can do. Kirk Pitts Kirk Pitts. video amateur. Personal skateboard and
Final Cut Pro H.264 performance
by Tom Quayle 2 years ago
Hi guys, I have a Hackintosh system (I mainly use Windows 10 but have been doing some experiments to run FCPX on Mac OS due to the excellent render times, and own all of the software I use), with the
Re: Final Cut Pro H.264 performance
by Kirk Pitts 2 years ago
My guess is that it is related to the video card and the drivers involved to set up the hackintosh. If I understand correctly, Final Cut Pro is optimized for the stock graphic cards available in Real
Revisionist History...
by Bill Davis 2 years ago
I'm still on a lot of press release lists from my reporter days. So I've been watching the minor flury of PR pitches going out about this being the 25th Anniversary of Premiere Pro pre-NAB. Had to lau
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Re: Revisionist History...
by Steve Connor 2 years ago
Tim Wilson "I do also have my Macromedia Final Cut t-shirt, which I've never posted a picture of before. I'll post it after I take a picture of it on my next good hair day, I promise." I'd be happy i
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Kirk Pitts liked this 2 years ago
FCPX Crashed today
by Steve Connor 2 years ago
FCPX crashed today first time in nearly a year, didn't lose any work (of course) Can't be bad can it :)
Re: FCPX Crashed today
by Kirk Pitts 2 years ago
"Steve Connor wrote: Did you optimise the "Internet Video" " Yes I did, but now that I think about it I was working on it as I added new video's to the library. The were still being optimized as I was
Adobe CS6 only to mac os 10.7??
by Len Wasson 2 years 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 Kirk Pitts 2 years ago
I have CS6 master collection running on my 2012 Mac Mini running 10.11.5 with no problems. Even CS 5.5 seems to work fine. Kirk Pitts. video amateur. Personal skateboard and band historian. ;)
Christmas Crap - A Gift ☃️
by Charlie Austin 2 years ago
If you're on FB or the Twitter maybe you've seen this. If not, I've zipped up some random, shoddy Generators I've had lying around as a wonderful Holiday gift! If they seem to be of any use, grab 'em
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Ronny Courtens liked this 2 years ago
Re: Christmas Crap - A Gift ☃️
by Kirk Pitts 2 years ago
Thank you! Merry Christmas Kirk Pitts. video amateur. Personal skateboard and band historian. ;)
BCC 10 for Apple
by Kirk Pitts 2 years ago
Is there a comparison of features for different hosts for BCC version 10 If I understand correctly Apple doesn't include Mocha and some other features. The Boris website used to specify the difference
Re: BCC 10 for Apple
by Kirk Pitts 2 years ago
Thanks, I email a few questions to the support email. Kirk Pitts. video amateur. Personal skateboard and band historian. ;)
Well, I like it...
by Charlie Austin 2 years ago
Worth the wait for me... https: fcpxpert.net 2016 10 27 final-cut-pro-x-10-3-first-look ------------------------------------------------------------- My FCPX Babbling blog "It is a poor craftsman who
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Mike Warmels liked this 2 years ago
Re: Well, I like it...
by Kirk Pitts 2 years ago
Wow, only had a chance to start it up and see what happens so far but it seems much faster! Can't wait to spend more time. Kirk Pitts. video amateur. Personal skateboard and band historian. ;)
adobe premiere user switching to FCPX - advice on features / where is?
by Michael Paul 2 years ago
So I am an Adobe Premiere editor and I have switched to FCPX a job requires me to use this software I have no clue about. I am an Avid and Premiere Pro editor (and I have used FCP 7 back in the day).
Re: adobe premiere user switching to FCPX - advice on features / where is?
by Kirk Pitts 2 years ago
I am just lurking here on this thread but I finally decided to take a look at Ripple Training. I have some other training material including one of Izzy's. All good but Ripple trainings like "Warp spe
BorisFX BCC 10 for Apple
by Kirk Pitts 2 years ago
Crossposting here because there have been no responses in the Boris forum. Has anyone updated or purchased BCC 10 yet Any reviews, opinions Seems to be a very quiet rollout. Thanks
Boris BCC 10 for Apple
by Kirk Pitts 3 years ago
Has anyone updated yet Any reviews, opinions Seems to be a very quiet rollout.
Remember the Asymmetrical Dissolve Debate?
by Charlie Austin 3 years ago
Simon and Co. have just solved that. :-) Really cool plugin! https: www.youtube.com watch v=ej6LT1pMlcc ------------------------------------------------------------- My FCPX Babbling blog "It is a poo
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David Mathis liked this 3 years ago
Re: Remember the Asymmetrical Dissolve Debate?
by Kirk Pitts 3 years ago
Thanks, I wasn't completely clear. I know I can save presets and share them. But what I really want is to be able to download some presets from other more experienced users so I can learn from example
Hardware advice SSD or Fusion Drive
by Kirk Pitts 3 years ago
I know this isn't really on topic but I didn't see a better forum to post the question. If anyone has experience I would appreciate and information. I have a 2012 Mac-mini with the 2.3 i7 and 16 gigs
Re: Hardware advice SSD or Fusion Drive
by Kirk Pitts 3 years ago
Thanks again for the info. I decided to go the Fusion Route. I figured having a 480 gb SSD would mean most of the apps I use most will end up on the SSD once it adjusts the files. So, $107 for a Samsu
Animation with Boris RED
by Robert Jefferson 4 years ago
Hi guys, I'm not sure how many examples of this you've seen, but I just finished a short video that was entirely animated in Boris RED! There's a lot that still needs to be done and that I could do, b
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Kirk Pitts liked this 4 years ago
Re: Animation with Boris RED
by Robert Jefferson 4 years ago
Marcus, I can't thank you enough for the encouragement, and I mean it. I'm a Sales Engineer who just started doing this for my company just because I like doing it more than configuring spreadsheets;
FCP7 is dead. Why can't there be a new FCP7?
by Josh Cook 4 years ago
This may seem academic, but I would love to know what others think. Despite being discontinued, I have been hired to edit on FCP7 continually up until now. I don't cut on Avid, but I DO present myself
Re: FCP7 is dead. Why can't there be a new FCP7?
by David Mathis 4 years ago
After getting to know FCP X, I really don't miss FCP 7 as much, even the tracks. I do miss "Send To Motion", though.
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Kirk Pitts liked this 4 years ago
I Found my new favorite NLE. And it's free!
by Charlie Austin 4 years ago
QT Player 10 is a professional NLE! Great editing tools, and it's easy to cheat dialog because it has a track! Here's a demo tutorial. The full series, "Professional Editing Techniques for Quicktime P
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Ronny Courtens liked this 4 years ago
Re: I Found my new favorite NLE. And it's free!
by Charlie Austin 4 years ago
Kirk Pitts "Still like the options for export in QT7. When those are in QT X then I'll no longer need 7." It may be a long wait. Like.. eternity. :-) All the "pro" export functions now require compre
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Kirk Pitts liked this 4 years ago
BCC 9 Apple Demo
by Kirk Pitts 5 years ago
Will there be an FCP Demo of BCC 9 before the end of the month I am interested in taking advantage of the discount pricing but I would like to try the demo to try out the new stuff. Thank
Re: BCC 9 Apple Demo
by James Macon 5 years ago
The BCC 9 FxPlug demo will be available sometime this summer.
Boris FX Showcases New VFX Browser for Boris Continuum Complete
by Kirk Pitts 5 years ago
Is this VFX browser available yet I can't seem to find it on the website. Thanks
Re: Boris FX Showcases New VFX Browser for Boris Continuum Complete
by Kirk Pitts 5 years ago
Thanks, I'm really looking forward to this.
Boris Red and Final Cut Pro X
by Kirk Pitts 5 years ago
Will Boris Red eventually work in Final Cut Pro X
Re: Boris Red and Final Cut Pro X
by Kirk Pitts 5 years ago
Ok, thanks for the info.
Color correction
by Kirk Pitts 5 years ago
I am not sure where is the best place to ask for advice. I have a video conversion of an old 8mm filmstrip. The film is overexposed. I have FCP X, FCP 3 studio and Adobe CS6 production premium. Is the
Re: Color correction
by Kirk Pitts 5 years ago
Thanks, I was afraid of that but I thought I would ask of someone more experienced than I.
Advanced Noise Reduction in Audition?
by Lindsay Carter 6 years ago
Please read all of the information I have given before answering this question. I've posted this question before and I feel like no one reads the information and they tell me something I already know
Re: Advanced Noise Reduction in Audition?
by Kirk Pitts 6 years ago
Use multitrack mode or a multitrack daw and sync up the music where the horn is with a copy of the music playing. As you bring down the horn volume, use the music in the other track to offset the loss
Final Cut Pro7 Menus slow to appear.
by Kirk Pitts 6 years ago
Has anyone seen a problem with FCP7 where if you select a menu item you get the spinning cursor and the menus take 5 seconds or more to appear 10.8.3 2012 2.3 i7 with 16 gigs ram. stock 5400 rpm 1 tb
Re: Final Cut Pro7 Menus slow to appear.
by Kirk Pitts 6 years ago
Could never find a reason for the problem. As I looked through the console logs there were errors as FCP looked for resources. Reinstall of OSX seems to have cleaned up the issue.
Adobe CC. The non hysterical response
by Andy Field 6 years ago
Walter Biscardi with a reasoned clear headed assessment http: walterbiscardi.com what-adobe-creative-cloud-is-really-all-about
Re: Adobe CC. The non hysterical response
by Clint Wardlow 6 years ago
I think an issue that is missed here is how this affects the smaller independent artist. Someone that doesn't see a big return on what they create. In some ways it helps, in other ways it is a scary p
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Kirk Pitts liked this 6 years ago
Custom speed change?
by Esther Casas 6 years ago
Hello everybody! This might sound very stupid..I am new in FC X and can't find the way to CUSTOM change the speed of a clip..i don't want 2X or 4X...i want like a 15-20% faster...i only find the way t
Re: Custom speed change?
by Kirk Pitts 6 years ago
Found an ease in ease out type method. http: www.geniusdv.com news_and_tutorials 2011 10 variable_speed_retiming_in_final_cut_pro_x.php
Green Screen Keyer Advice
by Shaun Knapp 6 years ago
I've got a ton of fashion (clothing) video already shot with green screen as the backdrop. There is a fair amount of it that unfortunately has featured colors in a green spectrum, though not the same
Re: Green Screen Keyer Advice
by Kirk Pitts 6 years ago
Boris continuum Complete has a range of keying options that work really well. That have a version that works with FCPX which I will be trying out soon since I just bought FCPX. I've been able to key m
Final Cut Pro X and 7 on same partition.
by Kirk Pitts 6 years ago
I've just purchased FCP X and wanted to see if anyone has personal experience running both 7 and X on the same partition account. Searching the forums seems to show over time that installing both toge
Re: Final Cut Pro X and 7 on same partition.
by Kirk Pitts 6 years ago
Thanks, That's what I did for motion. Just wanted to follow up now that some people have used X and 7 together for while.
News: Boris FX Expands Real-Time Performance of Boris Continuum Complete
by Cow News Droid 6 years ago
New Boris Continuum Complete v8.2 Features Fast OpenGL Rendering, New Real-Time Filters (Las Vegas, Nevada--April 9, 2013) Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for
Re: News: Boris FX Expands Real-Time Performance of Boris Continuum Complete
by Kirk Pitts 6 years ago
Did this come out a few weeks ago I downloaded an 8.2 version March 22 or so. Is their a different or newer 8.2 update I downloaded again today and the date of the dog file is the same.
Boris FX compared to Boris Red
by Kirk Pitts 6 years ago
Is there anything in Boris FX 10 that isn't in Boris Red 5 I had borisfx 9 and Grafitti for apple finalcut and upgraded to Boris Red 5 just before Red 5 came out. BorisFX 10 is out for Premiere Pro wh
Re: Boris FX compared to Boris Red
by Kirk Pitts 6 years ago
Thanks
Best way to get 8mm into FCP
by Craig Johnson 7 years ago
I've been presented boxes of ancient 8mm short films, home movies and I'm not sure what some of them are, to be edited in FCP and delivered in a user friendly format. Any suggestions how to get them d
Re: Best way to get 8mm into FCP
by Kirk Pitts 7 years ago
I was able to get 24 rolls of 8mm film digitized by a small company in Tampa for $174.00. It was easily worth it. I own a projector and tried the project and film method but was very unhappy. Some com
Cannot install FCS 6
by Mark Welch 7 years ago
So my boss who knows everything, purchases an iMac without consulting with me. I'm the producer and editor who needs to crank out programming on a daily basis. We are upgrading from a 4 year old iMac
Re: Cannot install FCS 6
by Kirk Pitts 7 years ago
Try using migration assistant and transfer account settings and applications from the mac that has FCS6 installed. I think it is only the installer that is a problem. Migration assistant will transfer
Will adding 1GB of ram speed me up?
by Bruno Silva 7 years ago
I have a Macbook Pro running 2 1GB of ram. Crucial suggests I can only swap out a single 1GB and replace it with a 2GB because my Macbook maxes out at 3GB total. Will adding this extra 1GB make a noti
Re: Will adding 1GB of ram speed me up?
by Kirk Pitts 7 years ago
Actually, it will max out at appx. 3.3 gigs if you put 4gigs in it. Yes One gig of ram will help. The other thing that can speed up those macbook pros is a 7200 rpm harddrive. You just have to decide
Planning project properties
by Kirk Pitts 8 years ago
I am going to make a personal skateboarding documentary. In the 70's I was part of a big group of skateboarders who skated and competed through-out the southeast. We recently had a 30 year reunion and
Re: Planning project properties
by Kirk Pitts 8 years ago
Is Mpgstreamclip better than the apple mpeg2 encoders I bought the Apple encoder some years back to convert the files. I've already converted them to .dv files, I was just wondering if FCP works bette
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