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Mark Smith

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navigate in browser by timecode
by Mark Smith 5 days ago
I have some long interviews to slice into and here is my question: I have transcripts with timecode in the notes. I want to copy timecode from the transcription and go to that address of the clip in t
Re: navigate in browser by timecode
by Mark Smith 5 days ago
I think I figured this out .... I encountered a bunch of unexpected behaviors while trying to do what seems to be a simple task which was making me a bit crazy. One thing I discovered along the way is
Great write up about the Despacito video and FCP X
by Charlie Austin 4 weeks ago
4 billion views and counting... "It s not about features, it s about the overall editing experience." http: bit.ly 2z2x4S8 ------------------------------------------------------------- My FCPX Babblin
Re: Great write up about the Despacito video and FCP X
by Mark Smith 4 weeks ago
Story in NYT today about Puerto Ricans being in survival mode, having lost homes, jobs, etc. Deep in the story is a mention of Luis Fonsi who donated a generator to the La Perla neighborhood where the
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Timelapse - 1 month period
by Joel Roberts 1 month ago
Hey Guys, Can someone please advise of the best way to capture a time-lapse similar to this, over a one month period. https: www.youtube.com watch v=fr9rd8PjNRI (Not entirely related to FCPX I know, b
Re: Timelapse - 1 month period
by Mark Smith 1 month ago
If you want to rent one of my rigs- (have 2) , PM me . Its the easiest way to go. Put a 64 gig card in the camera, program a schedule on the controller and away you go.
"Pushed two stops"
by Winston A. Cely 2 months ago
So, I'm watching Eyes Wide Shut, and I know the film was pushed two stops in post to enable Kubrick and Larry Smith to use as much available light as possible when filming. This is probably a stupid q
Re: "Pushed two stops"
by Mark Smith 1 month ago
Keep in mind that camera profiles are the enemy of light meters. If you try to use a light meter with say a canon C300 and EOS profile you ll eventually find some meter reading that you can relate to
High Sierra
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
https: www.cnet.com news 7-things-to-know-before-upgrading-to-macos-high-sierra-10-13 http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2001-the-new-macos-high-sierra-is-launched-today-should-you-upgrade - Oliv
Re: High Sierra
by Mark Smith 2 months ago
I just opened a short HD project in 10.3.4 after installing HS on my 2012 macbook pro. My first take is that X is pretty snappy. I have a hour long multicam music project I can open later on this same
Getting a Panasonic AG-HPX250P connected to new Mac pro and pegasus 3 RAID to edit with FCP
by Greg Specht 2 months ago
I'm trying to connect the video cameras P2 cards to my new Mac pro that has thunderbolt 3 imputs so I can down load them for editing on Final Cut pro. Just connecting from the USB 2 port on the camera
Re: Getting a Panasonic AG-HPX250P connected to new Mac pro and pegasus 3 RAID to edit with FCP
by Mark Smith 2 months ago
My experience with Panasonic P2 cameras as connected devices for downloading has been mixed. Its been some years, since I have used them, that said, they always worked for me as a card reader that I c
Organizing and Transcoding
by Greg Ball 2 months ago
I'm woking on a large project that includes: Footage that we shot (XDCAMEX) and footage someone else shot that includes MP4 footage and Drone footage. The MP$ and drone footage is not easily skimmable
Re: Organizing and Transcoding
by Mark Smith 2 months ago
What is the source of your drone footage I work with DJI inspire Mp4 all the time without issue and don't transcode.
This video is what the forum is all about
by andy patterson 2 months ago
I want to thank the Creative Cow for having this forum. It is a good place filled with interesting information. Having said that this forum is titled Apple Final Cut Pro Debates for a reason. This for
Re: This video is what the forum is all about
by Mark Smith 2 months ago
When the discussion veers off the subject into personal attacks bickering i just have to check out - such a waste of band width.
FCPX and color correction tools
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
It's a Friday... A number of recent threads have touched on various aspects of color correction, including Resolve, Speedgrade, Chromatic, etc. There are correctly several good third party color corre
Re: FCPX and color correction tools
by Mark Smith 3 months ago
I'm a DP and I do some editing, and color correcting. I've color corrected with the color board, with Color Finale and now Chromatic in FCPX . I can make all of them work for me, but some work better
How many of you use drones at work or for recreation?
by andy patterson 3 months ago
What drones do you use and do you like them Just curious.
Re: How many of you use drones at work or for recreation?
by Mark Smith 3 months ago
Inspire 1 here. I use this aircraft for commercial and personal projects, and have a part 107 license. FCPX works well with the files I get out of the X3 or X5 camera, whether those files 4k or HD.
Beta Testing
by Simon Ubsdell 4 months ago
How many of you are regular beta testers How would you generally rate the experience Do you feel the process is more of an imposition than a privilege Are you frustrated when your suggestions are not
Re: Beta Testing
by Mark Smith 4 months ago
I beta test for one company that makes products frequently used in the overall workflow of Digital media production. I do catch some bugs and send them alerts, however I know from one of their program
Dangerous forest or enchanted meadow?
by Simon Ubsdell 5 months ago
It's been fascinating to read all your comments on the bricklaying threads, but one thing has very much stood out for me. From what I have seen, there are editors who approach the timeline with extrem
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Re: Dangerous forest or enchanted meadow?
by Mark Smith 5 months ago
A couple of things ; The 10,000 hour thing sure - grab a camera and go at it. Unless you see the results of your work- that is through the edit , you can also keep making the same mistakes over and ov
BrickSculpting and Classical Conditioning.
by Bill Davis 5 months ago
Catching up on the threads today I found myself thinking about how I learned to swim decades ago. The pool our family frequented as respite from the summer heat, had a swimming instructor named Joe, w
Re: Learning
by Mark Smith 5 months ago
I can see the value of throwing an interview in a time line seeing and hearing it all in context, breaing it down, cutting away the fat, the tangents etc and using that practice as a way to develop a
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 3 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 3 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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