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Convert Sequence to Multicam
by Mark Palmos 8 months ago
Hello all, long time no see! EDIT Found solution: 1. Create a sequence to hold your footage. (Source Sequence) 2. Add the clips, and sync them manually. 3. In the bin, right click that sequence and ch
Paper edit for client comments HH:MM:SS autoformatted
by Mark Palmos 2 years ago
Hello guys, long time no see! I have partially made a spreadsheet that clients can use to easily input timecodes and comment on an edit I've sent them. It formats with colons automatically, which is n
Re: Paper edit for client comments HH:MM:SS autoformatted
by Mark Palmos 2 years ago
Brilliant Steve, works perfectly! Thank you! That is all I need really, calculations for duration is pretty hard, though this one created by someone else works fine (tested with PAL) but the formattin
Error message "This project contained a sequence that could not be opened..."
by Robert Parelo 4 years ago
Hi! I was working on my first short film for quite a long time and then tried exporting the project about 5 times to get the best file size quality ratio. Some of the exports failed, but at last I got
Re: Error message "This project contained a sequence that could not be opened..."
by Mark Palmos 3 years ago
Hi, I just had this error on my PC... and the projects were ones I worked on in December... and had not changed anything on my system. I updated today via the CC, and the projects now open fine... Did
SWITCHed... and VERY happy! Report on FCP > Premiere Pro
by Mark Palmos 6 years ago
Hello guys, For the last week I have been using Adobe CS 5.5 and now a week later, I can quite honestly say I wish I had switched the day CS 5.5 came out. It has been an absolute joy to work with so m
Re: SWITCHed... and VERY happy! Report on FCP > Premiere Pro
by Mark Palmos 4 years ago
hello guys in the UK it's the ' @ key, not the ie its the key between Lift and Extract!
Text style copy paste or save then apply?
by Mark Palmos 4 years ago
Hello guys, I have a client who keeps changing their mind... (sound familiar ) I have a LOT of simple text animations, and each time they say, "hmmm, maybe make the font blue and make the drop shadow
Re: Text style copy paste or save then apply?
by Mark Palmos 4 years ago
Hi Joseph, Yeah, I typically am very straighforward with them, though in this case, my client is a PR agency and the PITA is my client's client... which makes it a bit more tricky since I know that te
colours messed up, cannot reliably match colours
by Mark Palmos 7 years ago
Hello all, I have a client who is particular about their brand colour. My video has to match the other blues on their site. Their brand colour is RGB 0, 175, 240 and it is WAAAAY off when I render it.
Re: colours messed up, cannot reliably match colours
by Mark Palmos 4 years ago
Hi Peter, I have purged my household of all Apple Corporation products... well, my wife likes her iphone... so I really dont know mate, sorry I cant help. Cheers, Mark.
Replace Jack on ew-100 Lav Mic
by Erik Boles 7 years ago
I have several ew-100 G2 lav sets. on one of the body packs, the mic itself is cutting out. We have narrowed it down to where the mic wire goes into the jack. I could replace the entire mic for $130,
Re: Replace Jack on ew-100 Lav Mic
by Mark Palmos 5 years ago
Erik Boles "More importantly, I was looking for electrical diagrams of the G2 G3 series. they are molded plugs, so I cannot take it apart to see how it is wired, I need to chop the wire and put on a
video with chapters - basic questions
by Mark Palmos 5 years ago
hello guys, one of my clients wants a video with chapters to distribute on their intranet... not to need connectivity once downloaded so must stand alone, not hosted on a site. can flash make a single
A great solution for basic chapters embedded in a video file
by Mark Palmos 5 years ago
Woo hoo... Ok here's the deal. If you want a REALLY easy way to add chapters to a regular single video file, the thing to do is to create chapters in a MKV file. MKV (names after russian dolls, matros
SWF export with subtitles - not WYSIWYG and very low Q titles
by Mark Palmos 5 years ago
Hello guys I have found Encore seems to be a good way to lay multiple language tracks to a web video by exporting to SWF. Great... But the quality of the subtitles is bad at smaller dimensions, and if
Re: SWF export with subtitles - not WYSIWYG and very low Q titles
by Mark Palmos 5 years ago
Hi Minu, Thanks, I just tried that, and found I could change the font size type colour, but not the position or quality. It is still very dodgy quality-wise, very pixellated, I don't know why as it is
[Q] subtitles / cc closed captioning - what is best
by Mark Palmos 5 years ago
Hello guys, I have a project that MAY happen... the client wants several 35 minute videos and possibly have them sub-titled. They will all be "lectures" using a tele-prompter, so thats great, an appro
Re: [Q] subtitles / cc closed captioning - what is best
by Mark Palmos 5 years ago
Hello guys, The silence is deafening! Im going over to the Encore forum, I see encore CAN export SWF format with subtitles... but they are awful quality and now WYSIWYG... so im gonnay find out more t
Apple finally updating their online FCPX Pro marketing
by Craig Seeman 5 years ago
Final Cut Pro In Action http: www.apple.com finalcutpro in-action
Re: Apple finally updating their online FCPX Pro marketing
by Mark Palmos 5 years ago
Craig Seeman "It seems the COW is having tagging issues in their Smart Collections. There's stuff showing up in the Quantel forum as well." Yeah, I think you are right... Ive written about the issue
FCPX from an Editor who used it on Iditarod 2012
by Craig Seeman 5 years ago
More specific about FCPX than Iditarod workflow with it but one can infer that his information came from the workflow (likes problems). Also important is that he used it on a major project such as Idi
Re: FCPX from an Editor who used it on Iditarod 2012
by Mark Palmos 5 years ago
Craig, not sure why the FCPX article is in the photoshop forum... Also not sure why people are still bothering about FCPX... but that's up to them ;) Cheers, Mark.
To P or not to P that is the question
by eric Thompson 5 years ago
I've been shooting on both a Sony Ex-1 and Ex-3 for the last 2 years and have always shot 1080i thinking it would be the best resolution. However, when I edit in Final Cut Pro 7and export I get some i
Re: To P or not to P that is the question
by Mark Palmos 5 years ago
Yep, I always shoot progressive as most the time my edits are going to be watched on a computer, not a TV, but it is safer to do progressive, unless your client specifically wants it interlaced. Mark.
Undelete SD card - partial calamity suggestion please
by Mark Palmos 5 years ago
Hello guys, I was filming yesterday and while copying the PBAV folder from my 32gb SD card over to my HD, I realised I was copying to the wrong folder. I cancelled the copy, and selected the folder I
Re: Undelete SD card - partial calamity suggestion please
by Mark Palmos 5 years ago
Hi Bala Thanks for the response. I did not try that... I tried about 8 different programmes, and one worked, it was called hetman uneraser. It was the only one that managed to get the crucial mediapro
AVCHD premiere elements osx mac native?
by Mark Palmos 6 years ago
Hi guys, I'm sure that this has been asked 1000 times, but I'm in Paris and for some reason search is not showing anything... A novice friends with a mac wants to edit his jvc Avchd but imovie can't.
Re: AVCHD premiere elements osx mac native?
by Mark Palmos 5 years ago
Hi Jeff, Yeah, I have CS5.5, but my friend cannot afford that and is wanting to edit home movies only, so there is no need for anything like CS products for him... I suggested he download a trial of E
Basic Editing commands missing...
by Mark Palmos 6 years ago
Hello guys, By and large I am very happy with my move to PP from FCP, but there are a few ghastly omissions which drive me nuts, DAILY! 1 mark IN mark OUT and copy! How can this be missing on an editi
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Tom Daigon liked this 6 years ago
Re: Basic Editing commands missing...
by Alex Udell 6 years ago
ahhh the days of edit* :) Always nice to see you stirring up trouble Mr. Palmos. :) Alex Udell Editing, Motion Graphics, and Visual FX
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Mark Palmos liked this 6 years ago
Dear FCPX team,
by Luke Hale 6 years ago
Dear FCPX team, Thank you for your willingness to innovate at an uncomfortable rate. Yes your editor sucks for almost everything that involves collaboration or communication outside of my standalone e
Re: Dear FCPX team,
by Mark Palmos 6 years ago
Apples "brave move" will shape adobe and avid God, I hope they aren't so stupid as to dumb down and spoil a perfectly good editing paradigm with some gimmicky magnetic nonsense. I expect they are quie
No Keyframe editor? massive fail apple!
by Mark Palmos 6 years ago
Hi guys, Boy, there is plenty to underwhelmed by, but I find it incredible there is no keyframe editor, not one that I can find... I wish I hadn't been so trigger happy, FCP Motion5 and Compressor are
Re: No Keyframe editor? massive fail apple!
by Mark Palmos 6 years ago
Mate, don't throw your computer away, just throw fcpx away, it's prosumer rubbish! Premiere is doing fantastic things...
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CS5.5 - do you want to allow the following programme to make changes...
by Mark Palmos 6 years ago
Hello guys, All of a sudden, when I start AE or PP or PS or Bridge etc, I get a User Account Control window asking me if I want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer. I am ru
Error Initialising database error, need to transfer NOW!
by Mark Palmos 6 years ago
Hi guys Im on location, macbook pro crashed, corrupted the database somehow, I unistalled xdcam transfer and reinstalled, removed the plst prefs thing, but still corrupted Please help! Mark
Re: Error Initialising database error, need to transfer NOW!
by Mark Palmos 6 years ago
yep, thanks ian and andy, that works... all fine now, but hell, my mbp feels like it is going to melt, just rendering h.264's from the camera files... and slooooow.... especially when most the office
Read Only, cannot save my presets to Support FilesPresetsTextMyPresets
by Mark Palmos 6 years ago
Bizarre this... Windows 7, no matter how many times I try to change read only in the folder properties, it stays read only. I have gone to the Ownership settings of the folder, and I am administrator,
Calling Dr. Zelin.... and other brilliant thinkers
by Steve Martin 6 years ago
Hi Bob (and other bovine) Like many, we were waiting patiently for the FCP "upgrade." I don't want to get into a discussion of the merits of the new FCP - that's been well documented and will continue
Re: Calling Dr. Zelin.... and other brilliant thinkers
by Mark Palmos 6 years ago
Steve, did you read my VERY long and detailed post about my switch from FCPS3 to CS5.5 http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 8 1138560 Cheers, Mark.
Why the urgency to jump to Avid/Adobe RIGHT NOW?
by Gareth Randall 6 years ago
I've read many comments from professionals using FCP7 who have basically said that in response to FCPX, they're going to jump to Adobe or Avid. I'm just a bit confused as to why they've announced this
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Tony Badea liked this 6 years ago
Re: Why the urgency to jump to Avid/Adobe RIGHT NOW?
by Mark Palmos 6 years ago
For me the urgency is that FCP8 has been so long in coming, and we have had to put up with 32 bit editor with a pathetic keyframe editor for a very long time, and now that it is clear apple want to du
Kona LHE on Asus P6X58D-E motherboard?
by Mark Palmos 6 years ago
Hello guys, I guess like a lot of people here, I am moving to Premiere on a PC, and am looking at all the choices and options, Xeon vs i7, HP z800 vs custom system etc... Question here, is if anyone h
XDCAM for Windows Adobe Premiere
by mark pigott 6 years ago
Although Adobe swears up and down that it supports XDCAM on Premiere (which in this case on a Windows PC i7 64 bit machine with 8 Gig of RAM). This is what I do, Use XDCAM transfer software on our Mac
Re: XDCAM for Windows Adobe Premiere
by Mark Palmos 6 years ago
Hi Mark, best to leave prores and any other conversion out the picture unless you really HAVE to. PP can use the files natively, unlike FCP... so no need to degenerate the files by re-compressing. I a
FCP to Premiere
by Derek Andonian 6 years ago
I thought this article was interesting http: library.creativecow.net kobler_helmut FCP-vs-Premiere-Pro 1
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Mark Palmos liked this 6 years ago
Re: FCP to Premiere
by Derek Andonian 6 years ago
I should point out, Premiere Pro DOES have an equivalent to the 'close gap' command he talks about in FCP- if you right-click in a gap, a little menu will come up with the option to 'ripple delete'.
A little feedback note to the "App" store to make us smile up a bit, or not...Let's think Positive
by Jason Dare 6 years ago
It's been a few years since I have chimed in here...2003, so hello fellow FCP editors! Just been reading the reviews on the App Store and this one takes the cake. Before I copy and paste it I'd like t
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Mark Palmos liked this 6 years ago
Re: A little feedback note to the "App" store to make us smile up a bit, or not...Let's think Positive
by Craig Seeman 6 years ago
Jason that's really about it. In my head the transition between FCP7 and FCPX is much like OS9 to OSX. I think the one problem is that there's no "classic" mode that OSX had. I don't mean they need to
Apple Customer Rating Removed from app Store
by Armando Ciurana 6 years ago
Apple just remove the "star rating" from the app store, this morning was two and a half stars, there s no more. it says tha there s not enough user rating for display President Ciurana Dussauge Films
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Peter Derren liked this 6 years ago
Re: Apple Customer Rating Removed from app Store
by Phil Hoppes 6 years ago
Just saw that. It is back now. 5 stars = 133 4 stars = 47 3 stars = 45 2 stars = 51 1 star = 238 Falling like Enron stock.....................
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Mark Palmos liked this 6 years ago
FCPX REFUND request awaiting response...
by Mark Palmos 6 years ago
Hello guys, Well, the longer I spend with FCPX the more I feel really annoyed I wasted $300 on a piece of half-baked crap. To me, all the sales schpiel about "everything just changed in post" and "jaw
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jay ingles liked this 6 years ago
Re: FCPX REFUND request awaiting response...
by Ryan Turner 6 years ago
It has been over 24 hours since I sent an e-mail asking for a refund and still no word!
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Mark Palmos liked this 6 years ago
Apple's lonely stepchild - Final Cut Pro X
by Brian Nichols 6 years ago
All you need to know is Apple doesn't even have this software mentioned no their landing page. you have to go FIND IT. They would rather tell us about iCloud!! After playing with this software, I trul
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Mark Palmos liked this 6 years ago
World Map to Globe, Not CC Sphere...
by Mark Palmos 6 years ago
Hello guys, I would love some help with this, I am wanting to start of with a flat world map, then spherise it into a globe. CC Sphere cannot do this AFAIK, it is either a sphere or not, but no way to
Re: World Map to Globe, Not CC Sphere...
by Mark Palmos 6 years ago
Thanks Paul, Dave and Michael, I will try the Zaxwerks first as it seems to be free... will try tomorrow morning. As far as I know the Boris is only available in a whole suite of Boris plugins, so a b
Transcend 32gb that works perfectly, with full overcrank
by Mark Palmos 6 years ago
Hello all, Well, I thought I should let you know that I have just filmed 720p at 60fps repeatedly with no errors, and also recorded a 720p 25 clip non stop for 114 minutes! No errors or problems at al
Re: Transcend 32gb that works perfectly, with full overcrank
by Mark Palmos 6 years ago
Ok cool, thanks for the warning... Perhaps I will open one, test it, open another, test it... just to make sure each one works... but I am pretty happy about that, great for conference concert shootin
32GB SDHC cards that work? - SanDisk Extreme 30MB/s Edition?
by Mark Palmos 6 years ago
Hello guys, Well, it seems the cheaper 32gb SD cards do not work without errors, I have tried class 10 Fuji and Transcend. I have searched this forum but cant find a thread which lists 32gb cards that
Re: 32GB SDHC cards that work? - SanDisk Extreme 30MB/s Edition?
by Mark Palmos 6 years ago
Hi Ron Ron Pestes "I am still on the original firmware. I don't remember what number it is. I bought the camera in Feb. or 09." I have just upgraded my camera to 1.25, it's pretty easy to do, there is
How to TARGET / keep logos upright in spinning circle ?
by Mark Palmos 6 years ago
Hi guys, I have a bunch of logos in a circle. The circle of logos must rotate but the logos must remain upright. I cant seem to do this with parenting, and was wondering about TARGETING which is what
Re: How to TARGET / keep logos upright in spinning circle ?
by Mark Palmos 6 years ago
Thank you guys for some really good info... I had to get it done today and did a botch-job... but if I get some more time on Wednesday I will redo my crappy anim and try one of the tips I got here. Th
How to make video with interactive hot spots (for links, overlays, downloads)
by Mark Palmos 6 years ago
Hi guys, I posted this message a couple of weeks ago in the video encoding forum but got no responses, so I think I may have more luck here... I am increasingly being asked to provide web video which
Re: How to make video with interactive hot spots (for links, overlays, downloads)
by Mark Palmos 6 years ago
Thanks Mike, that looks pretty good, though I will have to see how easy the scripting is and also what kind of actions there are, the demo shows text appearing, but I will find out if a click can go t
Proxy edit, how to replace proxies with HD footage?
by Mark Palmos 7 years ago
Hello guys, I am doing a job that someone filmed in the USA and sent me a folder of proxies. I started the edit with the proxies because the HD footage was being Fedexed to me days later. When I got t
Re: Proxy edit, how to replace proxies with HD footage?
by Mark Palmos 7 years ago
Hi Jeremy Actually I don\'t know, it was sent to us from the USA via yousendit and the hd sent days later on a drive. Next time I will insist on exact name matches or overnight hd sending! Thanks
Whaaaat?? 64-bit Kernel and Extensions: No
by Mark Palmos 8 years ago
I guess I'm a bit slow. Ive looked all over the web, and even found an app which makes your MBP start up in 64 bit mode, BUT I had though TIGER was 64 bit, and that the MacPro I bought two years ago w
Re: Whaaaat?? 64-bit Kernel and Extensions: No
by Mark Palmos 8 years ago
Thanks Matt and Loring for your (polite) responses. I remember seeing 64 bit all over apple's pages when I bought my MacPro, just a couple of months before Leopard came out... It does seem apple were
._is ._there ._any ._way ._to ._stop ._osx ._from ._doing ._this ._thing?
by Mark Palmos 8 years ago
Hi guys, I use FCP and therefore OSX, but find I am constantly tidying up after my mac as it seems to pollute any PC phone non-osx device with all these ._files which basically make it twice as hard t
Re: ._is ._there ._any ._way ._to ._stop ._osx ._from ._doing ._this ._thing?
by Mark Palmos 8 years ago
Thanks Conrad, I will have a look at that. Cheers Mark.
Snow Leopard Updated Info
by Roger Bolton 8 years ago
Painless Snow Leopard Upgrade for CoreMelt Users Unfortunately some users have ran into problems using our plugins on Snow Leopard. To ensure that your upgrade goes as smoothly as possible we recommen
Re: Snow Leopard Updated Info
by Mark Palmos 8 years ago
EXCELLENT! yep works fine now. one dratted little check box! oh well, live and learn, Thanks very much for your persistence and help. Mark.
slipping a clip
by dan luke 12 years ago
Is there a easy way to adjust which part of a clip you use, like the roller tool in fcp
Re: slipping a clip
by Mark Palmos 8 years ago
Hi mate, yep, Greg's post did mention ALT dragging, and it works well, but I was just wondering why the timing paramters in the clip properties did a slide and did not allow a slip. Cheers, Mark.
adapting a book for screen - what/how much go pay?
by Mark Palmos 8 years ago
Hello all, I am a first time scriptwriter and would like some business advice. I am busy writing a screenplay based on a book and wanted to get some ideas on how much how to pay the book's author. The
Re: adapting a book for screen - what/how much go pay?
by Mark Palmos 8 years ago
Hi Franklin and Matthew, Thank you kindly for the responses. I am not really in the position to be paying even the minimum of a production budget for the script up front. I dont want to pay anything u
playing FLA files on Adobe Flash player or Flash Lite
by Mark Palmos 9 years ago
Hello guys, I have noticed on my mac that flash player does not play fla files and I use VLC player to do that... My current issue is different but seems related. I'm trying to get a flv file to play
Re: playing FLA files on Adobe Flash player or Flash Lite
by Sam Mattern 9 years ago
The FLA file contains the source material for the Flash application. I'm surprised you have a player that plays a FLA. You should be using a SWF, which is what flash players play. As far as FLV goes:
Edit*ors forum has vanished?
by Mark Palmos 9 years ago
Hi there Ron, I hope you guys are doing as well as you could possibly be. I noticed the discreet editors forum is missing from the list and my shortcut to it does not go there... Tx Peace and blessing
Re: Edit*ors forum has vanished?
by Mark Palmos 9 years ago
Aah well, its the end of an era I suppose, the number of edit related posts were very few... but its sad nevertheless. Be well Ron, Thoughts your way...
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