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Mark Smith

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Best FCP settings for slo-mo footage (for commercial)
by Kenneth Sutton 3 months ago
I've been commissioned to shoot a cosmetics commercial for a friend's new upstart where we will promote a new skin cream. Most likely we will shoot on a beach or nice clear backyard and have model wal
Re: Best FCP settings for slo-mo footage (for commercial)
by Mark Smith 3 months ago
there is no substitute for shoot more frames per second. Get a black magic 4k or 6 k and shoot 120 or a Red raven FS7 . I said black magic because its probably more in line with your budget if you are
Firewire i.LINK 1394 to Mac Pro
by Xavier Paredes 4 months ago
Dear Colleagues, I need to ingest old MiniDV tapes. I have a SONY DSR-1500A DVCAM deck which has a Firewire i.LINK port in the back. Unfortunately, my Mac Pro (2013 cylinder) only has USB and Thunderb
Re: Firewire i.LINK 1394 to Mac Pro
by Mark Smith 4 months ago
It took me a while to find that FW800 to FW400 cable and its way too long for the situation, but I bought it anyway just to squash the need for another adapter in the chain. If you check around you st
Buying a new Mac
by Greg Ball 4 months ago
I think the time has come to look into a new Mac for editing on FCPX. Currently, I edit on a Mid 2010 tower with 2x2.4 Quad-Core Intel Xeon and an ATI Radeon graphics card. This mac works flawlessly f
Re: Buying a new Mac
by Mark Smith 4 months ago
Mac Purchase decision depends on your budget. An iMac 27 with upper pecs and plenty of ram 32 gb would give you years of useful life. I just upgraded a 2105 5K iMac to Ssd drive and that gave the comp
Frame.io's new Transfer pipeline experience.
by Bill Davis 4 months ago
I had a chance to help some of my friends at Frame with a pre-launch test of their new Transfer service. Which is basically (at least as I understand it) a distributed download schemea that works a li
Re: Frame.io's new Transfer pipeline experience.
by Mark Smith 4 months ago
I have used MASV.IO for large file transfers. Think of it like a Fedex when the physical Fedex wont work. I did a shoot in Jackson Hole with tight turn around over 3 days. There were editors working i
What are we missing without NAB?
by Oliver Peters 5 months ago
I realize the NAB hasn't done its online road show yet, but I haven't seen or heard of any big announcements from manufacturers. We've all talked about the "community" aspect of NAB, but we are ignori
Re: What are we missing without NAB?
by Mark Smith 5 months ago
We are in the after- time now vis a vis Covid which is having huge impact on the industry. I am in the NYC area and production is basically zero. While editors may be chopping up zoom and face time se
voice over recording level issue
by Mark Smith 10 months ago
I've needed to record some VO tracks for a project. I use my mix pre 6 & usb interface to my edit system - no problems there- X recognizes the mixer input and I have audio coming through to X. The iss
Re: voice over recording level issue
by Mark Smith 5 months ago
There is something else going on with VO recording. I use my Mix pre 6 as an interface, limiters are off. I can be right on top of my schoeps mic and yell and barely get 0 db on the X meters meanwhile
Transfer MiniDV tape to FCPX ???
by Ken Bennett 6 months ago
I've got a truck load of old MiniDVD tapes from back when we were shooting in that format. Since we now seem to have a lot of time on our hands, I need to transfer some of these tapes into FCPX (runni
Re: Transfer MiniDV tape to FCPX ???
by Mark Smith 5 months ago
I had to go dumpster diving in some DV archives today. These are DV tapes that I captured in X using "create tape archive" function. Here is a screen shot of media import from one tape archive : You'l
Blurring/obscurign names and faces in fcpx
by Jenn Lindsay 6 months ago
Hi all! I'm a videographer living in Rome, Italy. I happen to be capturing some interesting human interest stories around the COVID-19 crisis. But I'm trying to work fast so I need some advice from yo
Re: Blurring/obscurign names and faces in fcpx
by Mark Smith 6 months ago
There is also the censor effect which you can apply to a clip blur out specific info.
ProRes RAW Beta on the Windows
by Jeremy Garchow 6 months ago
https: www.macrumors.com 2020 03 30 apple-releases-prores-raw-beta-for-windows
Re: ProRes RAW Beta on the Windows
by Mark Smith 6 months ago
I'm really happy with Braw and I wish apple would get the F on board with that codec. All apple has to do is look at the numbers of BMD cameras sold recently that use the Braw codec and It would seem
How's business right now? (Also, what and where?) And how are YOU doing?
by Tim Wilson 6 months ago
The news has been so full of "okay, everybody's working at home" or "everybody SHOULD work at home" that it's easy to forget that not everyone in the world of video production has been granted this op
Re: How's business right now? (Also, what and where?) And how are YOU doing?
by Mark Smith 6 months ago
I m ore in the shooting end than post but do some post. THe shooting end is dead for me - everything has been cancelled for the foreseeable future. There is a little bit of post in my pipeline but its
Well the dark days came
by Aindreas Gallagher 8 months ago
All things end really. And this is full order collapse. Looks like it. Sing a song as she goes down. Grand spot. https: vimeo.com user1590967 producer editor.grading motion graphics
Re: Well the dark days came
by Mark Smith 8 months ago
I don t get it. THe vimeo link goes to a blank page for me....
Bill takes the plunge
by Oliver Peters 10 months ago
with a 16" MacBook Pro http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2229-bill-davis-first-week-with-the-new-16-inch-macbook-pro Be kind. It's Thanksgiving week! - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Bill takes the plunge
by Mark Smith 10 months ago
I can t answer your throttling question. I stumble across this issue with time machine about 2 years ago then found the terminal hack and tried it out. The hack really sped up time machine back ups.
FCPX Creative Summit "Surprises from the Apple Product Team"
by Craig Seeman 11 months ago
Tomorrow s Final Cut Pro X Creative Summit will feature surprises from the Apple product team https: 9to5mac.com 2019 11 06 tomorrows-final-cut-pro-x-creative-summit-will-feature-surprises-from-the-ap
Re: FCPX Creative Summit "Surprises from the Apple Product Team"
by Mark Smith 10 months ago
Crickets
B-Raw Support in Next version of X/
by Mark Smith 1 year ago
Do you think there are even odds that the next version of X will support B-Raw I thinking that there are a zillion BMPC4k's out in the world and it would make sense for X to support B-Raw just based o
Re: B-Raw Support in Next version of X/
by Mark Smith 1 year ago
BMPC4K users could be cutting in Resolve and skipping X altogether, true. But perhaps it would be a good thing for X to incorporate B-Raw into their realm as they have Red raw. I've played a bit with
C300 glitch and green holes
by Ernesto Brelièreovsky 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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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