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Need to create mp4 from 4k prores master file for use on Wistia video player
by Larry Watts 3 weeks ago
I have no problem sharing out of FCPX to computer h264, but I need to carefully control file sizes. I don't know how to do this. I am totally in the dark on what setting to use in compressor to do the
Re: Need to create mp4 from 4k prores master file for use on Wistia video player
by Bill Scheerer 3 weeks ago
You can do everything you re used to doing with squeeze in compressor. Drag a setting that has a 4 icon next to it down onto your file, then highlight that setting by clicking on it in the bar below y
Sound Effects library for high end professional work?
by Larry Watts 4 months ago
I'd love to hear from working sound design pros and foley artists. Thank you Larry
Re: Sound Effects library for high end professional work?
by Richard Crowley 4 months ago
https: www.sounddogs.com is my favorite source for SFX and many music cues. They have probably the largest catalog available online (something over one million trax) ----------------------------------
Recommended Zoom Lens for Panasonic EVA 1
by Jamie Hoarty 1 year ago
I'm upgrading from a DVX200 to an EVA1. The DVX200 comes with a built in lens with a nice zoom range, including wide. Any suggestions for a comparable motorized zoom lens for the EVA 1, perhaps with A
Re: Recommended Zoom Lens for Panasonic EVA 1
by Larry Watts 9 months ago
He was asking for a motorized lens, as in a servo zoom.
Custom workspace for two monitors
by Larry Watts 1 year ago
I m helping a friend move from FCP legacy to FCPX. He wants to see the output of the timeline to always be on the 2nd monitor He also want to see a view of work done with titles, transformations, effe
Re: Custom workspace for two monitors
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
Something in here might be helpful https: digitalfilms.wordpress.com 2014 02 14 fcp-x-screen-layouts - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
FCPX wants to import into old library
by Larry Watts 1 year ago
I have created a new library and project etc. and went to import media and under files, an old library is the only listed option. I looked at preferences and don't see a default there. Anyone know wha
Re: FCPX wants to import into old library
by Bret Williams 1 year ago
So you have the library open and an event selected and you press cmd+i and it doesn t give you the only open, selected library as an option ____________________________________________________________
Managed media?
by Larry Watts 2 years ago
I sent a library with several projects to another producer. He sent back a list of files that were missing or corrupted according to him What does it mean when a filename has (fcp1) in it Is that mana
Re: Managed media?
by Larry Watts 2 years ago
I have watched several training videos on media management, but I still don't have a full understanding . If some files became managed in the library, there are still the original files on my RAID som
FCP: One or multiple libraries for Doc? looking for best solution.
by Andrew Mass 2 years ago
Hello - I was hoping someone with experience could help me solve a dilemma I'm having with FCP: I'm editing a documentary that I set up with many libraries (one per interview, etc). This is now causin
Re: FCP: One or multiple libraries for Doc? looking for best solution.
by Larry Watts 2 years ago
Andrew, Where you able to merge libraries If so, how did you do it I did not think it could be done. THX Larry
Combining libraries?
by Larry Watts 2 years ago
A theory question: When assigning keywords to footage and making selection areas and favorites, are these database decisions stored with the clips or the event or the library Let's say I have two libr
Re: Combining libraries?
by Michael Hancock 2 years ago
MergeX might do want you want. http: www.merge.software ---------------- Michael Hancock Editor
Hand off long project to editor in another state
by Larry Watts 2 years ago
I have this documentary that is over two hours and quite complex. I am going to hand it off to an editor in another state. When I began the project I imported all the footage onto a single large raid
Re: Hand off long project to editor in another state
by Larry Watts 2 years ago
My use of folders was so that when I imported assets FCPX would automatically assign keywords for organization and thus saving me time. Larry
updating to 10.4 went over night and still no install
by Larry Watts 2 years ago
Anyone else have a very slow update I've got a 17mbs down internet speed. I just updated to high sierra. Any clue what is going on Thanks Larry
Re: updating to 10.4 went over night and still no install
by Noah Kadner 2 years ago
(in all seriousness you can always check here: https: www.apple.com support systemstatus ) Noah FCPWORKS - FCPX Workflow FCP Exchange - FCPX Workshops XinTwo - FCPX Training
How hard or how much time to do this?
by Larry Watts 2 years ago
I have about a minute of footage I follow shot of a Polar bear walking parallel to me. She is walking on grass and has a chain link fence behind her. I want to composite her walking on hard hard pack
Re: How hard or how much time to do this?
by Larry Watts 2 years ago
I've tried twice to attach a still or footage, but it seems to have changed as to how to do that. The bear is quite round so finding a spot other than its not might be a challenge L
Is Fusion 9 Studio for Mac also?
by Larry Watts 2 years ago
I order from full Compass often and they are only selling Fusion 8 Studio for PC. BH says Mac and PC but says it takes two weeks to get it. Is there a place to get Fusion 9 right away with out upgradi
Re: Is Fusion 9 Studio for Mac also?
by Simon Ubsdell 2 years ago
Shawn Miller "AFAIK, the Studio version requires a dongle to operate" That is correct. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Is fusion the right tool to do this? Put moving animal into new background scene.
by Larry Watts 2 years ago
I need to cut out a bear from some footage and composite it into another setting. 1. The camera is panning with the bear. 2. The new setting will be snow while the original is on grass 3. Need to remo
Re: Is fusion the right tool to do this? Put moving animal into new background scene.
by Glenn Sakatch 2 years ago
Fusion should be able to do it, but be warned, it sounds like you are in for some heavy duty rotoscoping to remove the bear from the original scene and comp it into the new bg. Depending on how much g
Installation problem
by Larry Watts 2 years ago
I had to update my licensing on an iMac that I upgrade th OS X to El Captitan. All my production premium software updated fine except After Effects. It told me that AE CS6 would not work with ElCapita
Re: Installation problem
by Jeff Hinkle 2 years ago
From the Adobe blog (https: blogs.adobe.com creativecloud after-effects-ready-for-mac-os-x-v10-11-el-capitan ): Note that After Effects CS6 requires the 11.0.4 update to work on any version of Mac OS
challenging green screen interview issue with thick glasses and large frames
by Larry Watts 3 years ago
I'm looking for solutions for shooting green screen interviews with a man who has thick lenses and very large aviator style frames. I've attached a screen grab so you c an see the problem. It gives th
Re: challenging green screen interview issue with thick glasses and large frames
by Larry Watts 3 years ago
The example was from a previous shoot done by another producer. I get a fresh shot at it in a new shoot. The key from before actually worked okay. There was no green in the lens. The issue is the widt
Is there a forum for transcoding? AVCHD to prores?
by Larry Watts 4 years ago
I don't see a forum that deals with file conversion specifically. I want to get a high quality conversion from AVCVD to prores. All the software packages look silly. Larry
Re: Is there a forum for transcoding? AVCHD to prores?
by Larry Watts 4 years ago
Going back to me using the term silly. I am very concerned that I could use an inexpensive prosumer conversion software that could bite me down the road in a lengthy video production. Many of the site
OMF files why are they asking for aif's?
by Larry Watts 4 years ago
I have not worked with OMF' before and I plan on purchasing protools in Feb. I need to start working with these now and all I have is logic and audition. I attempted to open these with logic, but it s
Re: OMF files why are they asking for aif's?
by Peter Groom 4 years ago
It depends on how the OMF has been made. You can choose to embed (normal) where the actual audio files are Muxed into the OMF or you can store them separately - In 20 years using OMF ive never had, or
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Streamline workflow
by Larry Watts 4 years ago
I own a Sound Devices 664 and love it, but I'd like to record direct to disc on my iMac at the same time. Can I do with one of these XLR to USB converters, or do I need a full blown audio interface An
Re: Streamline workflow
by Ty Ford 4 years ago
Hi Larry, Mono or stereo Regards, Ty Ford Cow Audio Forum Leader Want better production audio : Ty Ford's Audio Bootcamp Field Guide Ty Ford Blog: Ty Ford's Blog
Is there any reason to use dual layer DVDs for a 90 minute program.
by Larry Watts 4 years ago
I'm trying to help out a non profit whose producer got Sick and had to bow out. Shot in 1980 progressive Edited in premiere and authored in encore First I had to fix a wildly fluctuating audio level a
Re: Is there any reason to use dual layer DVDs for a 90 minute program.
by Jeff Pulera 4 years ago
Agreed, single-layer is perfect for 90 minutes. And no need to pay for a glass master, most places now will accept a DVD-R or the ISO file and burn copies from it. Thanks Jeff Pulera Safe Harbor Compu
DVD will not fast forward or rewind
by Larry Watts 4 years ago
Is this an authoring problem
Frustrated with Premier and Audition enough to consider Pro Tools
by Larry Watts 4 years ago
I jumped in to help a non-profit finish up their program edited in Premiere (after being ported over from another NLE) The video is two people outdoors showing off various animals on a table in front
Re: Frustrated with Premier and Audition enough to consider Pro Tools
by Larry Watts 4 years ago
Why is there not a Protools forum at the COW I've been doing lynda.com training on PT and the tools and flexibity are impressive. I'm in TV and film so having access to other editors is significant. S
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Can a 2008 Mac Pro run the latest apple OSX?
by Larry Watts 4 years ago
I have an 8 core Mac Pro and the local Apple Store said it can't run the latest is I'm not confident they are knowledgable. Larry
Re: Can a 2008 Mac Pro run the latest apple OSX?
by John Rofrano 4 years ago
Rich Rubasch "Even better get a PCI SSD for the boot up drive. Our MacPros boot in about 14 seconds."Yea, that's what I did to my 2010 Mac Pro. I added a 480GB OWC Mercury Accelsior E2 PCI Express SS
Anyone using Izotope RX4/RX5? I'm looking for a good forum.
by Larry Watts 4 years ago
Isotope doesn't have one and I don't see one in CC. Anyone use it and know of a good forum THX Larry
Re: Anyone using Izotope RX4/RX5? I'm looking for a good forum.
by Larry Watts 4 years ago
Thanks everyone. RX4 been helping a great deal. I'm mostly using FCPX and trying to decide on the best DAW to use with it and RX. One need is to lower sound coming from other lavs bleeding into the di
Audio video theory question
by Larry Watts 4 years ago
My workflow as a video producer to finish audio is to round trip audio from premiere or FCPX to audition or logic or protools and from there send it to Isotope RX4. I'm fairly new to RX4 so I'm wonder
Re: Audio video theory question
by Larry Watts 4 years ago
Thanks guys!
DVD Architect
by Larry Watts 4 years ago
I used DVD architect with Vegas for about 6 years and it was very dependable. It's been 6 years since I've used it and I'm asking if it has changed much. Apple and Adobe dropped their authoring softwa
Re: DVD Architect
by Larry Watts 4 years ago
I read on sony site photoshop text and objects can be used for Good news
Can I replace the media and keep the authoring and menus?
by Larry Watts 4 years ago
After a project was authored for DVD with Encore I was asked to fix the audio by a client. I didn't edit the project or author it, but another company did using premiere CC and Encore. I've fixed the
Re: Can I replace the media and keep the authoring and menus?
by Ricky Barrow 4 years ago
First, I would make sure you have the project file and ALL assets and know where they are stored. I would open that project and verify you have everything and that the original project is ready to bur
Any Encore artists in the Dallas Area?
by Larry Watts 4 years ago
I may have a project for someone proficient in encore if you are in the north Dallas area and available right away! Thanks Larry
Mixdowns with audition are without sound
by Larry Watts 4 years ago
Cannot figure out why all my exports out of audition are blank,,,no sound. Project selected, tracks selected...What am I missing THX Larry
Re: Mixdowns with audition are without sound
by Larry Watts 4 years ago
I know I am doing it properly as I've done it fine with another audition project and am following Larry Joran training. I see the wave files. I hear the mix. I can see the mixer LEDs, but when I go fi
How do I delete a node that I've created for clip gain or leveler in Izotope RX4?
by Larry Watts 4 years ago
I've searched the help files and index in the manual and I can't find how to do this! It must be simple! Thanks for any help in advance. PS I've used the leveler and tons of nodes I'd like to delete a
Re: How do I delete a node that I've created for clip gain or leveler in Izotope RX4?
by Alexey Lukin 4 years ago
To remove a single node, Alt-click on it. To apply and remove the whole clip gain envelope, just hide it - RX will behave as if it's baked into the audio. Or, apply some trivial operation like gain at
Is "Edit source file" destructive or non destructive?
by Larry Watts 4 years ago
Well I can't figure out to make two mono files from one stereo file, but I can affect the channels independently by turning off the right or left channel and the ally the change through the "Edit sour
So adobe audition CANNOT change a stereo track into two mono tracks? True
by Larry Watts 4 years ago
Can someone confirm this so I can move on and stop trying to find a way to do it This would really help me out if it could. Thanks! Larry
Re: So adobe audition CANNOT change a stereo track into two mono tracks? True
by Larry Watts 4 years ago
Thank you! Here is what I need to do. I have to fix sound on an entire video in premiere who used MP4 compressed files . There are a lot of edits so I tried this. I selected a clip in the timeline and
Splitting stereo tracks to dual mono in timeline
by Scott Davis 5 years ago
I cut in all my audio tracks as stereo. I now want to split them out to dual mono. Is there a way to convert the stereo tracks to mono in the timeline Scott Davis
Re: Splitting stereo tracks to dual mono in timeline
by Larry Watts 4 years ago
Guess what Adobe Audition can convert stereo tracks into dual mono by right clicking the file and choosing extract channels to mono files! A bunch of people were looking for a way to do this
Apple and Adobe Software: Together
by Jason Jenkins 4 years ago
If that isn't a warm and fuzzy subject line, I don't know what is. I'm curious how many here "own" and use both the Apple Pro Apps and the Adobe Suite. I like having it all at my fingertips. I really
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Re: Apple and Adobe Software: Together
by Larry Watts 4 years ago
Yes, I use them all! My preferred editor is FCPX, but I also us Audition since I've used it since it was called Cool Edit. I use after effects since I owned it when it was called COSA After Effects, b
Stereo track to two mono tracks
by Larry Watts 4 years ago
I inherited a project tha shot two presenters on camera where their audio was stereo with one person on the left channel and the other on the right channel. I need to adjust their levels plus other ad
Re: Stereo track to two mono tracks
by Larry Watts 4 years ago
How can I control each separately Or should I copy and past to make left mono and right mono THX Larry
iMac to iphone
by Larry Watts 4 years ago
Is there a way to send a file on an iMac via Bluetooth to an iPhone When our internet goes down I need a solution to get things out. Thx Larry
Re: iMac to iphone
by John Rofrano 4 years ago
Oh yea, I forgot about AirDrop. I believe that while AirDrop uses Bluetooth to find the other device, it uses Wi-Fi to make the actual file transfer so as long as Larry has a Wi-Fi LAN then he can use
Premiere and encore
by Larry Watts 4 years ago
I'm an editor and producer , but don't use premiere and I'm trying to help friends who had a long one hot and 30 minute project done by another producer who can't work on their project any longer. I'm
Can Premiere Pro export.....?
by Larry Watts 4 years ago
A friend has a very long PP project that needs audio repairs. Can PP export just the audio into a file that maintains all the various tracks THX
Re: Can Premiere Pro export.....?
by Tero Ahlfors 4 years ago
You can export an OMF or an AAF or a multichannel wav file out of Premiere.
C100+Zacuto VF + Ninja 2 -still have critical focus challenges. Solution?
by Larry Watts 5 years ago
I've got the Canon C100 with a Zacuto Z finder recording to a ninja 2. I thought between the zacuto and the ninja 2 I would have a comfort level in seeing critical focus. I'm not. Am I the problem, or
Focusing with Canon C100 + LCD + Zacuto + Ninja2
by Larry Watts 5 years ago
I've got the Canon C100 with a Zacuto Z finder recording to a ninja 2. I thought between the zacuto and the ninja 2 I would have a comfort level in seeing critical focus. I'm not. Am I the problem, or
Re: Focusing with Canon C100 + LCD + Zacuto + Ninja2
by Malcolm Matusky 5 years ago
I have a C100, and use a loupe on the rear screen, or an eyecup on the VF, that is the only way to punch in and show a magnified view for focusing. I have a Ninja Blade as well, great monitor and reco
shooting efficiency and steadicam
by Larry Watts 5 years ago
I've never hired a steadicam operator so this question is from utter ignorance! The shoots are live action drama with multiple actors with a lot of dialogue Can utilizing a steadicam operator increase
Re: shooting efficiency and steadicam
by Larry Watts 5 years ago
Your point on lighting is a big factor, certainly. I'd have to get the wide shot as a separate take. I don't mind the additional editing time (I think), but my thought was that there would be less edi
Setting Up The Canon C100 & Atomos Ninja 2
by Erik Naso 6 years ago
I did a quick setup guide for the Ninja 2 when using it with the C100. Hope this helps get you up and running faster. http: eriknaso.com 2013 07 06 setting-up-the-canon-c100-atomos-ninja-2 Blog http:
Re: Setting Up The Canon C100 & Atomos Ninja 2
by Larry Watts 5 years ago
Erik, I mounted the ninja 2 with a small 2 segment rotolight arm attached to the thread os the top handle. The ninja is upside down, but flipping the picture was easy. If a picture would help I can se
How can I mount a light AND an arm with flag on same C stand?
by Larry Watts 6 years ago
I have new cool LED lights so it would be desirable to put the light on the post and a flag with diffusion on the arm. Since I'm not concerned about the light melting the diffusion this setup would on
Re: How can I mount a light AND an arm with flag on same C stand?
by Larry Watts 6 years ago
The LED head has holes for a soft box rods, but I'd never seen them part from a ring kit. The matthews flag was cheaper and more versatile than a soft box anyway. The rods and silk Terry shared would
Canon C100 1/4" mounting hole accessory options? Stumped!!!
by Larry Watts 6 years ago
There is a 1 4" mounting hole on the rear of the C100 handle unit. After receiving my atoms Ninja2 recorder I thought it a no brainer to mount the recorder in the rear hole since the it would balance
Re: Canon C100 1/4" mounting hole accessory options? Stumped!!!
by Harry Pallenberg 6 years ago
SO glad I read this post... I have been looking for that EXACT piece of kit. It serves all my needs for a small side project - THANKS! Thanks, Harry Forum Cowmunity Leader: Indie & Doc Current Projet:
Canon c100 audio inputs - how badly does it need a field mixer?
by Larry Watts 6 years ago
I know a field mixer is very important, but I need to prioritize purchases and also want to keep my field kit small. So, my question is can I limp along trusting the C100 to handle actors dialogue for
Re: Canon c100 audio inputs - how badly does it need a field mixer?
by Malcolm Matusky 6 years ago
"How badly" Not at all. I have a C100 and use it without a mixer, one shotgun and one lav. The gain controls are easy enough to adjust, but will be noticeable if you are hand holding. Naturally if you
Most useful light control equipment?
by Larry Watts 6 years ago
I've seen a number of posts concerning light kits and individual lights, but not as much about particular scrims, reflectors, butterflies etc. So I'd like to ask for people to submit their most useful
Re: Most useful light control equipment?
by Erik Anschicks 6 years ago
One last suggestion...one interesting technique I like is to use a mirror reflector - usually 4x4 or 42" x 42" and bounce a super-harsh sunbeam INTO another material like the ultrabounce, which then i
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need simple technique
by Larry Watts 7 years ago
I have created a 3d virtual set with monitors that have rounded corners. I need to insert a lot of stills and QT movies into these monitors and need a tool to round corners before I use the distort an
Re: need simple technique
by Larry Watts 7 years ago
Thanks everyone! My work brings me back to AE after quite a few years. I started with AE when it was COSA AE! I've always loved it. I'm doing Lynda training on it. The virtual set has 6 plexiglas moni
Best EFX plugin company RG or BCC?
by Larry Watts 7 years ago
I need to create lens flares, lightning, particle effects compositing and motion tracking and more. Sapphire is out of my budget. Boris and Red Giant seem comparable. Anyone have any opinions on which
Re: Best EFX plugin company RG or BCC?
by Walter Soyka 7 years ago
Considering Sapphire to BCC, the value of both of these sets is two-fold: the breadth of the toolkit and their multi-app availability. A lot of the functionality in Sapphire and BCC overlaps AE's nati
Simple thing I need to do over and over - rectangular image to one with corners
by Larry Watts 7 years ago
I have created a 3d virtual set with monitors that have rounded corners. I need to insert a lot of stills and QT movies into these monitors and need a tool to round corners before I use the distort an
Re: Simple thing I need to do over and over - rectangular image to one with corners
by Stephen Smith 7 years ago
You can round the corners with a mask and then copy that mask and past it onto the others. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Motion Training DVD Check out my Vimeo page
embarrassed to ask
by Larry Watts 7 years ago
Been an AE user since 97,(when it was CASA) but been away many years. I have AE CS5.5. threw an AIFF audio file on the timeline. It won't play in real time. What's up Thanks Larry
Re: embarrassed to ask
by Brian Charles 7 years ago
Larry Watts "(when it was CASA) " CoSA After Effects is not a real-time editing application. To play the audio file you'll need to do one of the following: RAM preview, or Preview Audio (press the pe
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