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Looking for beta testers who use SubCap effect
by Martin Baker 2 years ago
We re looking for Avid editors who use SubCap effect. Next version of SpeedScriber automated transcription app will support direct export to Avid DS Caption files! Send us a message through the websit
Looking for beta testers for SpeedScriber automated transcription with Media Composer
by Martin Baker 2 years ago
Today we announced that SpeedScriber now supports export of Avid Script format for use with Avid Media Composer, making it the perfect companion to the forthcoming reintroduction of ScriptSync. SpeedS
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Re: Looking for beta testers for SpeedScriber automated transcription with Media Composer
by Michael Phillips 2 years ago
Already am. Will check it out. Michael
SpeedScriber and FCPX in beta
by Craig Seeman 3 years ago
http: betanews.speedscriber.com using-speedscriber-with-final-cut-pro-x Remember the back and forth on the thread regarding SpeedScriber and FCPX compatibility and whether it could be implemented. See
Re: SpeedScriber and FCPX in beta
by Martin Baker 2 years ago
SpeedScriber is in beta. So if you want to take a look you'd need to sign up at http: www.speedscriber.com I'm hoping the transcriptions are open to be searchable within the Finder Not quite sure what
OT: Digital Heaven SpeedScriber is now in beta
by Craig Seeman 3 years ago
Digital Heaven SpeedScriber is now in beta After initial look over a brief description: OSX 10.10 or later required (Mac only it appears). Open app and upload video with audio or audio only for transc
Re: OT: Digital Heaven SpeedScriber is now in beta
by Martin Baker 3 years ago
I've re-read it all but I remain unconvinced that using favorites for this purpose is a good idea. Works for you and that's great but it's just a bit too "hacky" and fraught with potential pitfalls fo
DigitalHeaven SpeedScriber
by Craig Seeman 3 years ago
Now this has piqued my interest. Still in beta. Would love to believe this could actually be accurate. DigitalHeaven SpeedScriber http: digitalheavenltd.cmail20.com t ViewEmail y EAA4432C12107AF7 9106
Re: DigitalHeaven SpeedScriber
by Martin Baker 3 years ago
With good quality audio you can expect 90%+ accuracy but it will vary. To give one example, I had a clip that transcribed to 700 words and only 5 of the words needed correcting. That comes out as 99.3
beware of 7tox
by Carsten Orlt 7 years ago
Be very careful if you are considering the 7tox translator. Very exited that I was i bought it thinking $10 can't be better spent BUT media has to be online in order for it to work..... This of course
Re: beware of 7tox
by Martin Baker 7 years ago
Even though FCP7's XML format contains a lot of data, it certainly doesn't contain everything. So I imagine that 7toX needs to open up the source QTs and grab more data in order to do the conversion t
Eyedropper to match colour values
by Matt Surf 7 years ago
Hi, Does anyone know where the eyedropper tool is in FCP X I'm trying to match the colour of a logo with a solid colour from the generators menu but can't find anywhere to match the colours like in FC
Re: Eyedropper to match colour values
by Martin Baker 7 years ago
There's a preference in DCM to float its window over other apps. Martin Digital Heaven, London UK Unique plug-ins and tools for Apple Pro Apps FinalCutters - For Everything Final Cut Pro
Field Dominance Question in FCP
by Laura Weinstein 7 years ago
Hi I've read around a lot about field dominance and for some reason I still don't know the answer to this question. I've converted 5D 7D h264 footage to apple pro res. I just realized that it is also
Re: Field Dominance Question in FCP
by Martin Baker 7 years ago
The ProRes codec has a setting that flags whether the content is interlaced or progressive. I'm not sure how exactly you did the conversion, but it sounds like the codec was set to interlaced, hence w
DH_GridX and DH_WideSafeX free plug-ins released
by Martin Baker 8 years ago
Today we released two new free plug-ins for Motion 5 and Final Cut Pro X. Both plug-ins are built using Apple s latest FxPlug 2 architecture to take full advantage of GPU rendering and 64 bit processi
Audio meters
by Oliver Peters 8 years ago
Any idea what the scale of the FCP X audio (VU peak) meters relate to Does 0 equal the previous 0 in FCP 7 Is it 0 VU (analog), which would be -20dB on a digital scale Or maybe -12dB. Since the headro
Re: Audio meters
by Martin Baker 8 years ago
The meters can show levels above 0dB because internally FCP has mixed sequence audio at 32 bit floating point for as long as I can remember. Just like with floating point precision on images it allows
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Can someone explain the 960x720 DVCPRO HD thing to me?
by Bill Gilman 14 years ago
So FCP has a Sequence Preset called "DVCPRO HD - 720p24" that shows up with a frame size of 960x720 (preset called "HD (960x720) (16:9)") and a Pixel Aspect Ratio of "HD (960x720)." The Anamorphic box
Re: Can someone explain the 960x720 DVCPRO HD thing to me?
by Martin Baker 9 years ago
No, they're different. In DVCPROHD the sensor is 16:9 and the lens isn't anamorphic. So the captured image is electronically horizontally scaled to 4:3 aspect purely for recording because of the frame
AutoDesk Smoke 2010 on MAC
by Craig RussillRoy 10 years ago
Well this is going to put the cat amongst the birds SMOKE 2010 is running on OSX - a Brilliant finishing tool http: www.fxguide.com qt 1700 smoke-on-mac-yes-its-for-real MINTedit London, England Mac P
Re: AutoDesk Smoke 2010 on MAC
by Martin Baker 10 years ago
unless it's going to make media and project exchange with FCS more transparent. I presume that's a major reason why they're doing it. The high-end finishing market is not something Apple is going to g
Does Qmaster work?
by Jeffrey Burns 10 years ago
Has anyone ever been successful in getting Qmaster to work with compressor I've tried everything! I need to render out a lot of green screen work and would love to speed it up. I want to create new .m
Re: Does Qmaster work?
by Martin Baker 10 years ago
Had you seen this http: documentation.apple.com en compressor usermanual #chapter=B%26section=3 MartinDigital Heaven, London UK Unique plug-ins and tools for Apple Pro Apps----------FinalCutters - For
FCP in the industry
by Jaspar Grinling 10 years ago
Hi Im new to the industry and the site. As such i was wondering if a kind person could give me an idea of who in the industry (especially in the UK) use FCP or FCS actively. I'm especially interested
Re: FCP in the industry
by Martin Baker 10 years ago
http: www.apple.com uk pro profiles itv Also I know that ITV, Five and Nickelodeon on-air promos are FCP based and there may be others. MartinDigital Heaven, London UK Unique plug-ins and tools for A
Clip Collision
by Jason Spencer 10 years ago
Hi, I was hoping someone might have a solution to this issue. When I am editing and I want to move a video clip from V1 to V2, I hit option + "up arrow". If I slide that clip, say 12 frames, and that
Re: Clip Collision
by Martin Baker 10 years ago
http: www.apple.com feedback finalcutpro.html MartinDigital Heaven, London UK Unique plug-ins and tools for Apple Pro Apps----------NEW! Final Cut Pro Killer SecretsDownload your free sample chapter n
Final Cut Audio
by Jonathan Peragine 10 years ago
Hey guys, I recently did some ADR work for my video on Pro Tools. After cleaning up the tracks, my soundperson sent me the audio on individual tracks (about 9 in all). I was able to insert them onto
Re: Final Cut Audio
by Martin Baker 10 years ago
Go to User Preferences General tab and check that the "Real-time Audio Mixing" preference is set to more than "8". You can safely bump it to 24 or 32 tracks and should be quite happy. MartinDigital He
Newspaper headlines torn
by Greg Ball 10 years ago
Anybody know a good source for creating the look of headlines torn from a newspaper Hopefully something with an alpha channel so we can create our own headlines and key them over footage. Thanks
Re: Newspaper headlines torn
by Martin Baker 10 years ago
I used to have to do this a LOT and found the quickest way was to draw a selection in Photoshop with a mouse, then invert it and delete the outside area. Always came out rough enough :-)MartinDigital
Final Cut Pro 7 wishlist
by Alan Okey 11 years ago
What would you like to see in the next (or future) version of FCP For the sake of brevity, I'm restricting my wishlist to FCP and not including the other Studio apps. 1. Better text tools I hate Boris
Re: Final Cut Pro 7 wishlist
by Martin Baker 10 years ago
re 202 203: I think at some point we'll see Apple move all media management operations out of FCP and into a single-seat easier-to-set-up version of Final Cut Server that gets bundled with the package
Advice using photo jpeg clips in DV Pal sequence
by Jimi Lund 10 years ago
I have been given some Photo Jpeg clips to use in a DV Pal sequence. The JPeg clips are upper field and the DV sequence is lower field. I've never used Photo JPeg clips before and was wondering what t
Re: Advice using photo jpeg clips in DV Pal sequence
by Martin Baker 10 years ago
No need to convert them. Just drop the PJPEG clips into the sequence and FCP should notice the different field order and add a Shift Fields filter to correct it.MartinDigital Heaven, London UK Unique
dynamic guides
by Michael Volkening 11 years ago
Long time FCP editor, Motion virgin. I am going through the tutorial on Motion 3, all is going swimmingly, except when moving a text layer around, the handy yellow dynamic guides are missing, and I mi
Re: dynamic guides
by Martin Baker 11 years ago
From the release notes: Dynamic Guides may not appear when Motion is first installed and opened. If Dynamic Guides do not appear by default, press the N key two times. The N key turns snapping on and
AutoMotion trouble
by Aaron Kruse 12 years ago
Hi! I am using AutoMotion from Digital Heaven to generate titles for classroom videos. It works very well and saves me time. I am trying to move the software from my mac (DP G5 2.0, FCStudio 1, OSX 10
Re: AutoMotion trouble
by Martin Baker 12 years ago
Yes all sorted, thanks Peter. No idea why Aaron's emails weren't getting through to us but the net moves in mysterious ways sometimes!MartinDigital Heaven, London UK Unique plug-ins and tools for Appl
Gestures
by Steve Cardwell 12 years ago
Hello, I was just wandering what peoples view of gestures is. I was messing around with them and it seems quite clumsy, is it worth persevering with, does it speed up your work flow Cheers Steve
Re: Gestures
by Martin Baker 12 years ago
I don't really get gestures either but I've been a big fan of Wacom tablets for years. The few times I've played around with gestures, I end up thinking "this is more effort and slower than than just
Why is it so hard to advance one frame at a time
by jeff heywood 12 years ago
I know there must be a way, but as I migrating AE user I just can't find it. Here's a scenario - I'm mucking around in the timeline, changing things, and I want to advance five frames. I like using th
Re: Why is it so hard to advance one frame at a time
by Martin Baker 12 years ago
What version of Motion are you using MartinDigital Heaven, London UK Unique plug-ins and tools for Apple Pro Apps----------Avid2FCPFor Avid editors learning FCP
linking x & y scale in keyframe editor
by Phil Muri 12 years ago
Hi, Seems like this should be an easy one, right How can I ( like in After Effects) make the x scale property keyframe and the y scale the same while setting keyframe Is there a link button Thanks, -P
Re: linking x & y scale in keyframe editor
by Martin Baker 12 years ago
Unfortunately not in the Keyframe Editor. Easiest thing is to set the overall scale value in the Inspector instead.MartinDigital Heaven, London UK Unique plug-ins and tools for Apple Pro Apps---------
Text Masking Problem
by hunterlane 12 years ago
I've been working on a project that requires text masking. As far as I know, the mask tool does not work with text like it does with other objects. To solve this problem I used solid black rectangles
Re: Text Masking Problem
by Martin Baker 12 years ago
Add an Image Mask to the text object, create a new shape and drag it to the Image Mask source.MartinDigital Heaven, London UK Unique plug-ins and tools for Apple Pro Apps----------Avid2FCPFor Avid edi
Motion Anamorphic
by Richard13 12 years ago
What's the best way to create graphics in Motion that match DV 16X9 anamorphic footage in FCP I don't see any preference settings in Motion for this.
Re: Motion Anamorphic
by Martin Baker 12 years ago
You have to make your own. - Go to Preferences Presets - Select the PAL DV project preset - Click Duplicate - Double click the copied preset, rename it and change the Pixel Aspect Ratio to PAL D1 DV A
rendering straight unmatted
by raybies 12 years ago
does anyone know where the 'straight unmatted' render setting is in motion i'm trying to render out a quicktime animation for use in an avid but they're coming out premultiplied resulting in a 'dark h
Re: rendering straight unmatted
by Martin Baker 12 years ago
Whatabout in QuickTime Player - Does it look like it's been rendered straight (bad quality edges) MartinDigital Heaven, London UK Unique plug-ins and tools for Apple Pro Apps----------Avid2FCPFor Avid
COW Articles: Apple ProRes 422: part one
by COW Articles 12 years ago
Apple ProRes 422: part oneApple's ProRes 422 is the most talked-about feature in any application for quite some time.
Re: COW Articles: Apple ProRes 422: part one
by Martin Baker 12 years ago
No need to capture anything again - Medium quality is only a timeline playback setting in FCP it doesn't affect the source files in any way. Many codecs in FCP support this feature. It simply means th
problems going from fcp to motion and back
by Katie Gates 12 years ago
I am about to slit my wrists! I have been going through a tutorial for FCP and Motion. The files are NTSC ccir-601 anamorphic. I successfully sent the clip to Motion. In motion, the window is 16:9 for
Re: problems going from fcp to motion and back
by Martin Baker 12 years ago
You're doing nothing wrong, it's a bug. What you'll need to do is select the motn file in the timeline and choose Edit Remove Attributes making sure that Distort is checked. That will restore the prop
How Long will Universal Bin. Apps be Developed?
by Sam 13 years ago
Just like many others, we are sitting tight to wait for MacPros. We were waiting to see what August brings but a project might have us change our minds right away... So, we are looking into the Quad n
Re: How Long will Universal Bin. Apps be Developed?
by Martin Baker 13 years ago
Nobody is talking about releasing Intel-only versions (including Adobe, who will release UBs just like everyone else). Until PowerPC's share of the market is so small as to be insignificant, then such
Aspect Ratio 16:9
by xtothed 13 years ago
Hi All, Hope this is the right place for this question - and I dont come across as too stupid!! In the past I have been asked to create a short advert in PAL 16:9. We filmed and edited in 16:9 - DSR45
Re: Aspect Ratio 16:9
by Martin Baker 13 years ago
There is no reason whatsoever why you can't record anamorphic onto Beta SP. Sure it's not as good as digi but neither format were originally designed for 16:9 - anamorphic video is essentially a hack.
A word of warning on K2 audio
by Martin Baker 14 years ago
I had some weird issues with audio levels from FCP suddenly changing on the K2 embedded output for no apparent reason. Finally I worked out what was going on - I had the Kona 2 setup as the default au
Re: A word of warning on K2 audio
by Martin Baker 14 years ago
Thanks for the link Jeremy, it's even more of a mess that I first thought! It shows that AJA are really on top of things though. The addition in the 1.14 driver was an unity input gain checkbox, you c
High audio o/p levels after 5.03 update
by Martin Baker 14 years ago
Anyone else seeing this It's a really weird one. I applied both the pro-apps update and the 5.03 update today and although the levels in the timeline are reading correctly, the output on the embedded
Re: High audio o/p levels after 5.03 update
by Fred Connors Jr. 14 years ago
Martin Actually 67 is the correct number in the US, 68 may be a UK thing. Fred
Kona 2 vs Axio
by Les Kaye 14 years ago
Posted this in a couple of other forums without a response (or at least a straight answer) - and figured I might as well waste some bandwidth here (BTW - I'm remotely NOT interested in PPro...). So...
Re: Kona 2 vs Axio
by Martin Baker 14 years ago
In the early days of FCP capture cards there were other examples of hardware acceleration besides Cinewave and the RTMac - Blackmagic certainly offered RT dissolves in hardware, as did Aurora's Ignite
Is Q-Rez Dead?
by Bill Portune 14 years ago
I noticed that Q-Rez is no longer mentioned in any of the Kona2 literature - is it no longer being developed
Re: Is Q-Rez Dead?
by Martin Baker 14 years ago
I'm DV50 all the way so there's no big incentive for me to use PhotoJPEG but I can see that it would be a good idea, especially as an offline codec. MartinDigital Heaven, London UK ___________________
IO Audio Outputs on CH 3 & 4. Help Please.
by Russell Fogle 14 years ago
I've hooked everything up to my IO and I'm quite pleased with it, yet I can't figure out one small issue. I cannot get duplicate audio out of channels 3 & 4 that I get out of channels 1 & 2. I've gone
Re: IO Audio Outputs on CH 3 & 4. Help Please.
by Martin Baker 14 years ago
I'm presuming that you can, else why would they have the feature MartinDigital Heaven, London UK ________________________________________Ten Final Cut Plug-ins for just $10 each
' MIXED MEDIA formats in the timeline '
by Nick B 14 years ago
Final Cut Pro HD v5 Support With support for the v5.0, DeckLink cards now include support for HDV playback via DeckLink, 12 channels of audio HD capture and playback, MIXED MEDIA formats in the timeli
Re: martin- whats with multicam?
by Martin Baker 14 years ago
We don't know what is going to happen until we get our hands on FCP5 test it out. Until then there's no news to report I'm afraid. MartinDigital Heaven, London UK _____________________________________
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