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Mark Smith

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Best Output Setting Option from Series of Still Images?
by James Kozick 4 days ago
I'm using Compressor to output a series of still images into a QuickTime movie. There are so many output options available, e.g. Apple ProRes 422, etc. I want my edited Final Cut movie to be full reso
Re: Best Output Setting Option from Series of Still Images?
by Mark Smith 3 days ago
I typically use pro res 422 as my image sequence output that then goes into FCP. You can set up multiple compression presets in compressor- which you probably already know and then drop you stills int
Can Final Cut Render a Series of Stills into a QuickTime Movie?
by James Kozick 4 days ago
Hello, I'm presently generating a number of rendered PNGs from Maxon C4D. The final output format I want is QuickTime. I'm currently importing the PNGs into After Effects and outputting them as a Quic
Re: Can Final Cut Render a Series of Stills into a QuickTime Movie?
by Mark Smith 4 days ago
Yes of course any NLE should handle this. I think you might find however as the volume and image size of the stills increases, NLE's may become less cooperative and efficient. So if you have 2500 4K s
keep files in place import option
by Mark Smith 2 weeks ago
I had an odd use case - Have a huge archival library that spans 30 years, so it begins in video tape and goes through the present, so includes various file based camera footage, Go Pro DJI drone, C300
Re: keep files in place import option
by Mark Smith 2 weeks ago
I think I just answered my own question: THis seems to work- If I have my library set to leave files in place, and then browse camera files on the archival disk in the finder, then drag needed clips t
Why is Keyframing in FCPX so shite?
by Julian Bowman 5 years ago
I don't get it. It is attrocious. Why am I fiddling in the top right of the screen but the visual representation is on the timeline ONLY AFTER i open a box to see it, and then it is more clicks to see
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Matt Kemp liked this 4 weeks ago
Re: Why is Keyframing in FCPX so shite?
by Mark Smith 2 weeks ago
What is odd is that one can set a range around some audio keyframes and drag them , but it can t be done with video key frames. Seems like an odd omission in the area of video keyframing.
Gap clip length
by Mark Smith 3 weeks ago
I'm building out a selects reel to send off to some one. I'm inserting gaps between clips and of course with the option w command , the default gap is 3 seconds. I'd like these gaps to be 15 frames. I
Re: Gap clip length
by Mark Smith 3 weeks ago
Yep that works. Before I posted I did use the time line index to select all the gaps and was a bit faked out by the indication I had selected 3:43:15 worth of material . That result was the gaps plus
Record Voiceover Audio Level Low in FCPX10.4.1
by Claude Lyneis 2 months ago
I am using FCPX 10.4.1 on High Sierra and the audio record level for record voiceover in X seems 30 db down. I use a Blue Snowball mic that goes USB into the mac. Setup remains the same as the last ma
Re: Record Voiceover Audio Level Low in FCPX10.4.1
by Mark Smith 2 months ago
Infrequent a user as I am of the voice over recording capability in X, I have long experienced what I felt were problem with recording levels being too low for in app recorded voice overs. Its a bumme
Sorry to keep bringing this up...
by Mark Morache 2 months ago
I'm looking for someone who was having trouble with FCPX and High Sierra, wondering if you're still having trouble or if the latest upgrades helped. I'm one of the guys who was having big trouble with
Re: Sorry to keep bringing this up...
by Mark Smith 2 months ago
I have High Sierra on my 2012 MBP and was recently editing some Canon XFAVC 50 Mbps and did not have issues with fans spinning up. THat said this codec is not Sony AVC which I have gathered is a bit m
The Silent Child
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2059-how-to-produce-an-oscar-winning-movie-with-no-budget-but-loads-of-talent-and-good-will-the-amazing-story-behind-the-making-of-the-silent-child-cut-with-fcp
Re: The Silent Child
by Mark Smith 2 months ago
That s a great story with a Very high risk high reward path.
Apple to ditch Intel?
by David Mathis 3 months ago
Just saw this on Facebook: https: www.reuters.com article us-apple-mac-intel apple-plans-to-replace-intel-chips-in-macs-with-its-own-bloomberg-idUSKCN1H91N5 Questions that come to mind: 1. What does t
Re: Apple to ditch Intel?
by Mark Smith 2 months ago
I'd argue that Apple's phone business and mac business are almost the same, with the difference being one computer you can carry in your pocket and the other computer you can't. Oh and the computer yo
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FCPX and documentary editing
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
https: www.provideocoalition.com art-cut-documentary-editor-david-tillman - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: FCPX and documentary editing
by Mark Smith 3 months ago
I reject footage all the time in X , just to clear the decks a bit and focus on what really matters. I ll toggle over to all clips occasionally as the edit progresses and look specifically at rejected
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Samsung 30 TB drive
by David Mathis 4 months ago
Just came across this today: http: doddlenews.com samsung-ships-30tb-ssd-drive Has anyone really started shooting in 8K resolution
Re: Samsung 30 TB drive
by Mark Smith 4 months ago
I had a media 100 system with 4 gigs of the nosiest possible raid you can imagine. and I thought that was a lot of storage!
The Color Wheels Mystery - Demystified
by Simon Ubsdell 5 months ago
Here is a follow-up video that brings together some of the points Oliver and I have tried to explain on this forum and also offers a clearer explanation of the how and why of what we are seeing. https
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David Lawrence liked this 5 months ago
Re: The Color Wheels Mystery - Demystified
by Mark Smith 4 months ago
I understand about the Rec2020 color space and color wheels working correctly. What stands out for me is that I didn t set the project up as Rec 2020 . I imported a couple of my Red clips into my sand
Because Avid is sooooo hard
by Oliver Peters 5 months ago
Couldn't resist. http: www.avidblogs.com seven-year-old-auteur-shows-ed-asner-whats-up - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
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David Lawrence liked this 4 months ago
Re: Because Avid is sooooo hard
by Mark Smith 4 months ago
Yep . I didn t do animation on EIAJ decks but I definitely went through the school of makin 5 edits attempts to get one clean edit in the right place..
More "demystification"...
by Bill Davis 5 months ago
I'm trying to stay out of this because in both software engineering and color theory - I'm pretty much an idiot. I'm just an end user, and HAPPY to be one. But this has blown up so much - that I'm fas
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Douglas K. Dempsey liked this 5 months ago
Re: More "demystification"...
by Mark Smith 5 months ago
The way color wheels work in rec 709 is giving me acid flashbacks to doing a tech set up on a analog video camera , say a PC70. Back in those days it was the case that engineering set up controls were
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The Color Wheels Mystery ...
by Simon Ubsdell 6 months ago
I am sure all of you here know much more about the color science than I do and can explain what is happening with the color wheels in FCP X 10.4 (specifically the Shadows, Midtones and Highlights) and
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David Lawrence liked this 5 months ago
Re: The Color Wheels Mystery ...
by Mark Smith 5 months ago
I am curious as to why you think the behavior of the color wheels is a feature and not a bug It looks like a bug, or, over all gain in place of a control that would affect a particular range of values
C300 glitch and green holes
by Ernesto Brelièreovsky 4 years ago
Hello, I've shot over three days on the C300 using two 16GB CF at 25 fps with constant camera settings. On one of the sessions, an abundant glitch that makes the footage unusable appears. I've uploade
Re: C300 glitch and green holes
by Mark Smith 4 years ago
Regarding the artifacts. I recently had a shoot where 2 cards that had been transferred to back up drives had very similar looking artifacts which resulted in doing a reshoot of 3 key interviews. Pain
Quad kipro and c500
by frank tourv 4 years ago
Question on the canon c500 external feed - it can record up to 120fps from what i read, however kipro says 60p is its max recording speed - does this mean i cant record over 60p Sadly i dont have my h
Re: Quad kipro and c500
by Mark Smith 4 years ago
Duh - you're right . I'm confusing the capabilities of the Ki pro quad with my 7Q which when ever the code boys catch up to the marketing people over at convergent will have higher frame rate capabili
News: Arctic Whiteness announces The Touch – an incredible new way to interact with Apple’s Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Lightroom 4.
by Cow News Droid 5 years ago
(B sayes, France--March 25, 2013) Arctic Whiteness has today announced the release of an innovative new Mac application for controlling certain aspects of Apple s Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Lightroom 4
Re: News: Arctic Whiteness announces The Touch – an incredible new way to interact with Apple’s Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Lightroom 4.
by Mark Smith 5 years ago
I have the latest version of this software and while it is interesting its pretty unreliable at this point . I have a hard time engaging the various modes with my magic track pad ,. When it works its
ShotPut Pro v. 5 - worth the upgrade?
by Bob Cole 5 years ago
If anyone has tried ShotPut Pro's upgrade, I'd like to know whether it is worth using. Bob C
Re: ShotPut Pro v. 5 - worth the upgrade?
by Mark Smith 5 years ago
the way I see it Shot put V5 is definitely worth the upgrade. I have used shot put for some years and the speed gain in 5 is dramatic. I have offloaded CF cards to garden variety portable FW800 drive
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