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Lucy Moon

Freelance editor, aspiring colourist.
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Dedicated exporting Mac - headless? Any experience?
by Lucy Moon 6 months ago
Hi - Preliminary question. I have a recent Mac Book Pro I edit with, and an older but potentially useful hackintosh (Mac OS Sierra) that I want to put to work. Is there a slick way to use the hackinto
Re: Dedicated exporting Mac - headless? Any experience?
by Lucy Moon 6 months ago
Greg and Brent, thank you so much! I have been wondering if I was the only one trying to utilise two machines, and now I'm more confident to try. Brent: The 980Ti is part of my plan! Hoping to pick up
Which codec am I missing in this mp4?
by Lucy Moon 2 years ago
Hi all. I am trying to re-edit some .mp4's which my 2014 Mac (10.9.5) refuses to open in Premiere CC and Quicktime 10.3 They play in VLC (doesn't everything!) but I can't recompress with MPEG Streamcl
Best Format for Masters
by Alexander Perlman 3 years ago
Dear CreativeCow.net community, I'm outputting masters for several hundred videos. The video engineer recommended that we use DNxHD instead of ProRes because all of the edit stations here at PCs. The
Re: Best Format for Masters
by Declan Smith 3 years ago
I'm surprised there is a lack of response to this question as creating masters is fundamental, unless of course you have more storage than video files! Other than setting lower resolutions and bit dep
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hiding jump cuts in AE...morphing maybe?
by Denez McAdoo 5 years ago
I often am trying to hide quick jump cuts in interview footage, useing a few tricks, the most successful being either to speed up footage at the gap, or just straight cutting. I've been trying a few n
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Re: hiding jump cuts in AE...morphing maybe?
by Alex Elkins 3 years ago
Awesome, thanks! Sounds like this tip will soon be superseded with the next release of Premiere but great to have access to timewarp for the time being. Alex Elkins Freelance Editor & Colourist alexel
Tiny file size videos for iOS app? Encoder vs Handbrake
by Lucy Moon 2 years ago
Hi there, I edit in Premiere CC, export large, and then my client knocks out these awesome H264s for his iOS app with Handbrake. Since I want to avoid multiple compressions, I want to do it myself in
Re: Tiny file size videos for iOS app? Encoder vs Handbrake
by Lucy Moon 2 years ago
Thanks Eric. The file size low data rate issue is because users have to download the video clips onto their phones before they can use to the app, so although 1000kbps would look nicer, it's a comprom
Can a speaker in interview be slowed to 90%?
by Lucy Moon 3 years ago
My client keeps asking me to slow down some of our interviews by 10% to make them easier to follow when the speaker is fast. I think she has software that slows it when she is transcribing. Has anyone
Re: Can a speaker in interview be slowed to 90%?
by Richard Herd 3 years ago
Audition is easy, but it's hidden! You will run into lip sync issues also, although the sound will be excellent quality, the talking-head will be talking faster than their audio track. Adjust the audi
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Can a speaker in interview be slowed to 90%?
by Lucy Moon 3 years ago
My client keeps asking me to slow down some of our interviews by 10% to make them easier to follow when the speaker is fast. I think she has software that slows it when she is transcribing. Has anyone
Re: Can a speaker in interview be slowed to 90%?
by Oki Pienandoro 3 years ago
I'm not the original poster, i just want to say thank you Richard for the superb tips ! I test it out with a random Youtube clip with fast speech, and it really sound good ! Even at 66 % slower speed.
Best practice to use ultra key on .MTS footage + intermediate formats
by Lucy Moon 3 years ago
Hi. On Premiere Pro Cloud v8.0 Will it make a visible difference if I convert my .MTS greenscreen'd footage to a denser format before pulling a key I'm thinking Prores, only because I used to do that
Re: Best practice to use ultra key on .MTS footage + intermediate formats
by Ann Bens 3 years ago
Some people have trouble ingesting avchd. So for those it is important to copy entire card to harddrive and then ingest via Media Browser. If your machine can handle it edit natively. ----------------
Move title and matte at the same time?
by Lucy Moon 4 years ago
I am used to having the wireframe ability in FCP whereas I could have a title and a cropped colour matte underneath. I could highlight those two and move as one object. I don't want to use the "backgr
Re: Move title and matte at the same time?
by Steven L. Gotz 4 years ago
Yes. If I understand you correctly. After you select them both, just right-click and select "Group". Steven http: www.stevengotz.com
How can I display a Rule of thirds guide/overlay
by Dave Rogers 5 years ago
Is there a way to display generate a rule of thirds guide or overlay in Premiere Thanks for any advice
Re: How can I display a Rule of thirds guide/overlay
by Ann Bens 5 years ago
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Handling automatic exposure changes on footage
by Lucy Moon 4 years ago
Anyone had to deal with hours of (static, event presentation) footage where the camera is on auto for exposure and makes frequent shifts I wondered if there is a plugin or do I have to keyframe each c
Re: Handling automatic exposure changes on footage
by Ivan Myles 4 years ago
Here is some guidance I received for a similar issue: Ae Pr Sg effect to auto-correct fluctuating Y-levels
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Global text changes using templates.
by Reuben Fink 5 years ago
I'm coming from a FCP workflow where I would create a template in Motion for text (lower 3rds) that way if a client wanted to change the font or color of the font I could do this to the original templ
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Re: Global text changes using templates.
by Alex Udell 5 years ago
That addresses some of what you want...but not all of it.... you are taking about propagating style changes across multiple existing titles.... particularly with font style changes, this can get trick
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HD to PAL DVD sequence setting?
by Lucy Moon 4 years ago
Hi I am moving my edited HD 1920x1080 PAR 1.0 footage as Prores, into a 4:3 sequence for PAL SD. I'll be resizing each clip to the new dimensions. I will output as Prores. Someone else is making the 4
Re: HD to PAL DVD sequence setting?
by Ivan Myles 4 years ago
The spec for distributed media (e.g. discs) is 720x576 using rectangular pixels to produce the desired aspect ratio when displayed. Double check with the person who will be creating the DVD. Reference
Editing a multi screen project?
by Lucy Moon 4 years ago
Hi All. Am making a 20 minute art piece of dialog based narrative which will be shown on 3 screens in the same space. Roughly it will be 1xCU 1xCU and 1Xwide on each screen. I supply 3x20min videos. A
Re: Editing a multi screen project?
by walter biscardi 4 years ago
Probably the easiest way to do this is either: Cut each scene in three timelines simultaneously with each timeline open so you simply switch back and forth between them to see your work or Cut each sc
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FCP& to PP6: some questions
by Jules bowman 6 years ago
Hi, so I'm using the trial and trying to transfer my editing style technique from 10 years of FC to PP. Therefore I was hoping that if i posted some questions in a thread as they came up, people may b
Re: FCP& to PP6: some questions
by Lucy Moon 4 years ago
H Jules! Very late to this thread. Hope that's ok. I just figured out 3) and put it in a blog post about increasing and decreasing audio levels in Premiere Pro. Cheers lucy MacBookPro 2.2 GHz intel co
Matching audio across takes with filters
by Lucy Moon 4 years ago
Hi there, I am not finishing the audio on my project, but the difference in audio takes is marked and makes it hard to watch the edit. Sometimes the room tone is much more obvious and the actors voice
Re: Matching audio across takes with filters
by Joe Barta IV 4 years ago
In the Dynamics filter, turn on check the AutoGate. This will help drop the room tone down during pauses and in between sentences. This basically opens the volume up to your set level when someone is
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Batch export multiple premiere files ?
by Soumendra Jena 5 years ago
Hi, we have very short Premiere projects done for our portfolio and we need a way to do batch encoding on Media Encoder or a scheduled encoding, so that we can batch list the queue of premiere files o
Re: Batch export multiple premiere files ?
by Per Arne Sandvik 5 years ago
Shouldn't be a problem. You can import PPro sequences directly into Adobe Media Encoder by choosing File Import Premiere Pro Sequence. When you highligt a .pproj file, you can choose which sequences c
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FCP switcher struggling with shortcuts in CC PP
by Lucy Moon 4 years ago
Hi All. I have set my keyboard shortcuts up as FCP 7 but many don't work, and when I try and customise them, I don't actually know the proper names of them. Can someone help me find these FCP ones in
Re: FCP switcher struggling with shortcuts in CC PP
by Joe Barta IV 4 years ago
Here are a couple of them. shift+z zoom to fit in Program monitor (works in timeline) Backslash key (hit it once it will show entire timeline, hit it again it will return to your previous zoom setting
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Best workflow for complete production of action short film?
by Kevin Schaich 5 years ago
Hey guys. I make a lot of action shorts for my video class, and I'm struggling to find a workflow that works for me. Here's my setup: Canon EOS 60D, Zoom H4n external recorder for audio, Premiere for
Re: Best workflow for complete production of action short film?
by Angelo Lorenzo 5 years ago
Not having timecode makes things a pain in the behind. *** Option 1 *** Take all of your footage and drop it into a timeline and drop all of your audio in. Sync with Plural Eyes first and import the r
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Merged clip woes
by Mike Molenda 6 years ago
This is something I was kind of hoping would be addressed more in the CS6 update, since the Merge Clips feature was added between CS5 and 5.5, and I figured it would only continue to be improved upon.
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Re: Merged clip woes
by Kevin Monahan 6 years ago
You can make a feature request: http: www.adobe.com go wish We read and tally them all. Kevin Monahan Sr. Content and Community Lead Adobe After Effects Adobe Premiere Pro Adobe Systems, Inc. Follow M
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Audio waveforms not showing up for .WAV clip
by BenJam Batt 4 years ago
I am trying to sync sound from my H4N audio recorder with video in a timeline. There is poor audio along with the .MOV video clip and I can see the waveforms for that. But the .WAV audio from my recor
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Re: Audio waveforms not showing up for .WAV clip
by Kathryn Piotrowski 3 years ago
Yep Its a total bug...I was having the same issue...found this thread. saved closed reopened. Voila!
No audio waveform in After Effects CC
by michael collins 4 years ago
Hi, I upgraded to the newest ae today, and after I import any audio file, there is no waveform for the audio, I can hear it by pressing period or holding control and scrolling but when i press ll for
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Re: No audio waveform in After Effects CC
by Todd Kopriva 4 years ago
Does the waveform appear after you've previewed audio, or does it fail to appear at all You can submit bug reports here: http: adobe.ly ReportBug ------------------------------------------------------
Preview window is dark
by Jacob Tirey 7 years ago
I am having a strange issue with the preview window. All videos appear darker than they actually are. I've linked a screen shot, it really demonstrates the problem well: The dark video is the preview
Re: Preview window is dark << Solution~!
by Peter A. 6 years ago
Hi Everyone ! Not sure if this has been completely solved but I wanted to share what I found - This was in the FCP 7 User Manual (Top of page 1465, Chapter 85 "Rendering and Video Processing Settings"
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Examples of interviews cut using hands/eyes
by Lucy Moon 4 years ago
Sheesh. I've been editing for years but I just can't seem to make "hands and eyes" footage work to hide the cuts in interviews. Any examples out there someone could point me to I can't figure out why
Re: Examples of interviews cut using hands/eyes
by Mike Cohen 4 years ago
Only use these in a 2 person interview, assuming you have established the interviewer already, you can cut to a nod or whatever to cover an edit - as long as you are not changing the meaning. Taking a
MPEG 2 difficulty
by Patrice Freymond 5 years ago
Hi, I am being asked to compress to these specs: HD video ID : 224 (0xE0) Format : MPEG Video Format version : Version 2 Profile Level : Main@High Format Parameters, BVOP : Yes Format Parameters, Matr
Re: MPEG 2 difficulty
by Lucy Moon 5 years ago
Hiya, I'm just passing, but I notice with Adobe Media Encoder CS5.5 (Mac) you can encode an MPEG2 at maximum 80Mb s Cheers Astrid MacBookPro 2.2 GHz intel core duo 6 GB RAM GeForce 8600M GT Mac Pro 2.
Do I have multiple video streams in this quicktime?
by Lucy Moon 5 years ago
Trying to debug some problems I am having sharing an exported prores 422 master. Is this multiple video streams in the 'Format' section as shown in the inspector I don't know why there isn't just one
Re: Do I have multiple video streams in this quicktime?
by Lucy Moon 5 years ago
Thanks Jason. I tried that and there are no reference files... I just don't understand the multiple entries in the "Format" field - even though they are all the same. If anyone else has insight, pleas
Should I boost my poor audio with "gain" and export, before trying to sync with PluralEyes?
by Lucy Moon 5 years ago
Hiya, Couldn't see if anyone had asked this before. I have about 30 interviews with poor (clean but very low levels) external audio and PluralEyes (FCP 7) can't make head nor tail of them. Is it worth
FCP 7: Takes 10+ min to read project file / Possible Pluraleyes Issue
by Jonathan Lester 5 years ago
Hey gang, I'm working on a big project (big as in space. Currently sitting just under 800GB) and have been running into searching location loading issues. The entire project is DVCPRO HD 720p60 codec
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Re: FCP 7: Takes 10+ min to read project file / Possible Pluraleyes Issue
by Lucy Moon 5 years ago
Hope you don't mind me chipping in when I don't have the answer, but wanted to add I have similar problems. I have used plural eyes to make lots of long, reference QT's of sync'ed interviews and recko
External Mic cables are dangly - what do you do to fix them?
by Lucy Moon 5 years ago
Hi All. Just about to film a test project with my 600D - and have been experimenting with the audio kit I own to get the best "general purpose" sound out of it. Seems my sennheiser ME-66 (XLR to mini-
Re: External Mic cables are dangly - what do you do to fix them?
by Phil Balsdon 5 years ago
If you decide to use tape use "Camera Tape" rather than Gaffer tape or electrical tape, it doesn't leave sticky residue all over your cables and equipment. Cinematographer, Steadicam Operator, Final C
Where is the old "Frame Viewer" for colour correction?
by Lucy Moon 6 years ago
I looked googled first but couldn't find how to have a frame viewer in FCPX - as I did in 7 - which I can load a previous edit, or In point to compare side-by-side with my current correction. How do I
Re: Where is the old "Frame Viewer" for colour correction?
by Mark Dobson 6 years ago
A very simple work around to this feature omission is to place a copy of the shot you want to refer to above the shot you are correcting and use the crop tool to partition the frame. You can then see
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"Searching for movie data in file...."
by Anne Holst 9 years ago
Hi there, I've copied all my media files (including render files, project files etc.) from one to another external hard drive (basically copied the whole drive). After reconnecting all the media, some
Re: "Searching for movie data in file...."
by Lucy Moon 6 years ago
Aha! The same. Opening an empty project was still causing "looking for..." errors. It was the thumbnail cache for me. Once deleted it pops open as it ought. MBP 2.2 GHz intel core duo 6 GB RAM GeForce
Ideas for literally showing a "named document" in a corporate film...?
by Lucy Moon 6 years ago
Hello. Very dry this, as I am currently in corporate-land video editing, but I have to show *something* when the relevant document is mentioned... so I was wondering if anyone else had some ideas for
Re: Ideas for literally showing a "named document" in a corporate film...?
by Stephen Smith 6 years ago
In addition to what Mark said, take a look at the very beginning of this video where you see news paper head lines. http: reels.creativecow.net film ccs-pinky Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Chec
FCP 7.0.3 very slow to start, is it a full HDD?
by Lucy Moon 6 years ago
Hi there, On a recent Quad Mac Pro, 16GB RAM, and having problems opening FCP. My project takes minutes, about 5 in all, to open! The project size is only 19MB. One of my internal drives is a 7200 2TB
Re: FCP 7.0.3 very slow to start, is it a full HDD?
by Rafael Amador 6 years ago
Repair permissions, trash FC preferences and if that doesn't works, run DiskWarrior. rafael www.nagavideo.com
Suggestions for best-practice logging or batch list format for DSLR footage?
by Lucy Moon 6 years ago
Hope this is the right place to ask this question For a lot of my projects (research and documentary) I am getting DSLR files instead of tapes to log and capture. FYI, I am an editor and oftentimes in
Re: Suggestions for best-practice logging or batch list format for DSLR footage?
by Owen Wexler 6 years ago
I second Bridge and batch renaming... it's the best way to keep track of footage in a long-form project with multiple shooters, so you don't get two different files both called "MVI_0984" or something
Convert Spreadsheet to .stl file
by Lucy Moon 6 years ago
Hi All. Bit off topic FCP-wise, and I did look for this question being answered before but not much joy. Since an .stl file is so simple... and I have simple translation subtitle csvs, of the format 0
Re: Convert Spreadsheet to .stl file
by James Weber 6 years ago
Your best bet would be to make the timecode correct within the spreadsheet, using the concatenate function, most likely. Then, you could export a csv, open it in a text editor, and, do a find and repl
MPEG Streamclip and a DSLR Workflow?
by Jonathan Ziegler 8 years ago
Hi there, Came across this video: http: www.absolutepresence.com 2009 12 dslr-workflow1 Is anyone already using MPEG Streamclip (freeware: http: www.squared5.com ) and, if so, what are the pitfalls I
Re: MPEG Streamclip and a DSLR Workflow?
by Lucy Moon 6 years ago
Ah, yes. I had a quick squizz too and I think you need some genuine FCP components. Someone here may disagree, but perhaps the older "Apple intermediate codec" might be on your system and therefore MP
Z1 - recently seems to have soft focus problem
by Lucy Moon 7 years ago
Hello hello. I'm not a trained cinematographer but I film docs with a Z1. Most recently I've got a feeling something is off with the 'push to focus' facility. I mostly keep it on manual and push to fo
Export from FCP at the same time as compress in Compressor...
by Lucy Moon 7 years ago
I often export out of FCP at sequence settings self contained QT before sending that file to Compressor for a web version. What I wondered was, is it a bad idea to have compressor working on files at
Re: Export from FCP at the same time as compress in Compressor...
by Chris Wiggles 7 years ago
I don't know if that is possible, but you can send the file directly to compressor, skipping the render out to quicktime step. I have never had luck doing this on my machine, and I like an archived ve
HDV Settings for Wide Screen Output
by Dean Longfield 7 years ago
Hi All, i shot a job on a Sony PMW-320K XDCAM camera, but in the HDV format. After bringing the footage in through XDCAM EX Clip Browser and then transferring the clips to XDCAM Transfer so that they
Re: HDV Settings for Wide Screen Output
by Lucy Moon 7 years ago
Hiya Dean in New York, Yowser, not sure how that is happening. Worked for me, as they say. :) Another approach is - if you've the disk space for a big file export... - Export your lovely HDV sequence
Is a RAID array the next step up from multiple FW800 Lacies?
by Lucy Moon 7 years ago
Hi All, I'm the (only) editor for a micro prod. company working in the third sector. We use about 5 Lacie external disks with FW800 as media drives for FCP. I would like to make the next (budget) step
Re: Is a RAID array the next step up from multiple FW800 Lacies?
by Lucy Moon 7 years ago
Great tips all. Thank you. I'm keen on the internal SATAs now. This was an affordable improvement I hadn't been aware of. Also I couldn't agree more, Don, about the FCP update!
Exporting tape logs from fcp
by Lucy Moon 7 years ago
Hello, Is there a way to get a nice human readable export of log and capture from a tape that I've annotated heavily in the log and capture tool Thanks Lucy
Re: Exporting tape logs from fcp
by Lucy Moon 7 years ago
Hey, thanks Dave, I will try that! Might just be the solution I need!
Performance of FCP on older Intel Mac
by Lucy Moon 7 years ago
Not sure if this is the right forum, but I run a 2 x 2.66 GHz Duel core intel xeon Mac with 6GB of RAM and FCP 6.02 on 10.4.11 OS X. I'm finding that the speed and response of FCP is really poor, with
Re: Performance of FCP on older Intel Mac
by Lucy Moon 7 years ago
Ah - thanks all. Will try the upgrades then. Cheers
Client reviews via FTP etc...
by Chris Bové 7 years ago
Hi, For client video reviews when the client is in another city and wants to see their rough cuts, what are people using Currently we're still having them download from an FTP site. If quality is less
Re: Client reviews via FTP etc...
by Lucy Moon 7 years ago
I use Wistia which is excellent. http: wistia.com Best bits for me are - Project organisation (top level project name - make your own subsections - all flexible) - multiple client login with tracking
Intel MBP + FCP 6.0.2 + red QT codec: Not importing
by Lucy Moon 9 years ago
Hello all. Got a hard disk of RED footage for testing and I can't get as far as importing it. MBP 2.2 Intel Core Duo OS X 10.4.11 QT 7.4.1 FCP 6.0.2 Red Quicktime codec 3.1 Have restarted and still no
Re: Intel MBP + FCP 6.0.2 + red QT codec: Not importing
by gary adcock 9 years ago
Astrid Karlsson "FCP 6.0.2 " from the RED website RED Log and Transfer Plugin (BETA) For Intel based Mac with Final Cut Pro 6.0.4 or above. gary adcock Studio37 HD & Film Consultation Post and Produc
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