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Mark Smith

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Audio Levels in FCPX 10.4.6
by Nick 2746 4 weeks ago
I find that if I import an audio clip where the audio is peaking up to 0db (as displayed in Audacity or Twisted Wave sound editing software) into FCPX, the sound levels shown by level meters within FC
Re: Audio Levels in FCPX 10.4.6
by Mark Smith 3 weeks ago
While not an answer to your question, I have noticed that when recording VO while using X( usb audio from mix pre 6 with a Sanken mic) that no matter how I try to boost audio levels with the mixer, th
Tutorials - basics, setting up, backup.
by Christian Friis 2 months ago
Hello, I'm editing away in FCPX, and have done so for years... But I need to get a good solid grip on the basics - how to set up a library in the best possible way, best backup procedure etc. Can anyo
Re: Tutorials - basics, setting up, backup.
by Mark Smith 1 month ago
I have LTO tapes that are about 6 years old - I ve stored them in a box over the years at room temp with zero issues restoring files, X libraries, whatever. If you go this route, keep in mind that LTO
MiniDV Tape into FCPX
by Ken Bennett 2 months ago
Can I import footage from a MiniDV cam tape from the camera to FCPX using the HDMI output from the camera going through a HDMI-to-Thunderbolt adapter to my Mac Or do I have to use the cameras Firewire
Re: MiniDV Tape into FCPX
by Mark Smith 2 months ago
I d do the import with the thunderbolt to firewire adapter. You get transport control over fire wire which will be useful once you get in the thick of transfers.
All the little things that I miss in Fcpx - that become a big deal
by Mauricio Lleras 2 months ago
Long time reader here. Noticed this forum has been getting quiet lately so I thought I'd stir it up a little in hope of some great discussion as always and also maybe finding out if some of the things
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Peter Steinberg liked this 2 months ago
Re: All the little things that I miss in Fcpx - that become a big deal
by Mark Smith 2 months ago
I use the spherico VCC app when I need to import footage that was originally captured on tape and has since been converted to QT s and stored on a drive. VCC works well and fools X into thinking the Q
Canon C300 mk2 Metadata and FCPX 10.4.5
by Mark Smith 3 months ago
Just noticed this today : I have a library ( all Canon C300 Mk 2 ftg) and some of it was shot off speed 60 FPS . The base frame rate is 23.98 . I tried to create a smart collection of shots based on f
Re: Canon C300 mk2 Metadata and FCPX 10.4.5
by Mark Smith 3 months ago
I just checked some over crank C300Mk2 files with canon XF utility. even though I was shooting 60fps, the frame rate reported in meta is 23.98. I do not see a field for shooting rate in their metadata
I can't get back out of my compound clip
by Mark Suszko 3 months ago
One of those "simple yet embarrassing" things that happens when you use an app without formal training - I have four tracks stacked on my timeline, I highlighted three of them and right-clicked to col
Re: I can't get back out of my compound clip
by Mark Smith 3 months ago
There is a little white- ish < in the header of the time line just to the left of the compound clip name ....
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Have I been sleeping under a rock?
by Mark Smith 3 months ago
Since I divide my time between shooting and editing, emphasis on shooting, I just noticed yesterday that when keywording sections of long clips and then adding notes to each KW section, that the notes
Final Cut Update
by David Mathis 5 months ago
So, it looks like there will not be version 10.5 anytime soon but there is a very nice update that just came out today. http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro news 2129-apple-update-final-cut-pro-x-to-10-4-4-
Re: Final Cut Update
by Mark Smith 5 months ago
So nearly everytime I post on the Cow about my computer misbehaving, it corrects its bad behavior. 1) I closed X and re opened my library no change 2) I closed X and re started my computer , opened th
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New Blackmagic eGPU
by Steve Connor 6 months ago
I don't want to distract people from the endless discussion about what the forum should be called but this looks interesting. BMD have released another eGPU. https: www.blackmagicdesign.com products b
Re: New Blackmagic eGPU
by Mark Smith 6 months ago
I was just going to ask How many people are still using the old mac cheese graters. There is a computer that is like the Mars rover of computers. It had a certain anticipated life span and 14 years la
FCP X hits 3.5 Million users?
by Bill Davis 7 months ago
Atomos CEO Jeromy Young says so in a live interview from the IBC Floor. Slip of the tongue Judge for yourself. If true, that s kinda crazy growth acceleration. https: m.youtube.com watch v=OvKw3msZ6h0
Re: FCP X hits 3.5 Million users?
by Mark Smith 7 months ago
Lets say that Feature film editing which many people here might hold as the pinnacle of the editing realm is like the NBA to a basketball player. How many jobs are there in the NBA as a player which m
Art doesn't pay
by Oliver Peters 8 months ago
Nice video piece by Mark Toia. https: www.youtube.com watch v=uBdSDkq0lfk&feature=youtu.be This is a new Frame.io Master series. Toia has been active on the RED forums for several years. And relevant
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Ronald Lindeboom liked this 8 months ago
Re: Art doesn't pay
by Mark Smith 8 months ago
Finally, another Yuval Harari fan emerges....
Mental Canvas
by Oliver Peters 9 months ago
We talk occasionally about interfaces and have mentioned the MS Surface before. Here's a cool video that shows some nice working examples of using the dial. https: www.youtube.com watch v=53KJerdHkdA
Re: Mental Canvas
by Mark Smith 9 months ago
With a large horizontal touch screen, I could imagine editing becoming something like that scee from Minority Report where Tom Cruise is using gestures to edit some visuals, or at least that s what I
Hackintosh
by Oliver Peters 10 months ago
Michael Kammes' Mackintosh build: https: www.youtube.com watch v=pxgctR1iuGI - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
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David Lawrence liked this 9 months ago
Re: Hackintosh
by Mark Smith 10 months ago
I loved my Cheese Grater mac pro until it was finally time for it to go. It was by far one of the most robust computers I have ever owned and I think Apple would do everyone a favor by makig the 2018
Why is Keyframing in FCPX so shite?
by Julian Bowman 6 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 11 months ago
Re: Why is Keyframing in FCPX so shite?
by Mark Smith 11 months 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.
C300 glitch and green holes
by Ernesto Brelièreovsky 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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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