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Martin Curtis

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The Cheese Grater is back
by Craig Seeman 5 months ago
The Cheese Grater is back with 8 PCIe slots. The Kremlinologist can examine the FCPX screenshot. Afterburner. Things that make you go hmmm.
Re: The Cheese Grater is back
by Oliver Peters 5 months ago
But it's nice to see that it still has a headphone jack - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
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Martin Curtis liked this 5 months ago
La Peste - Spain TV series
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2054-cut-with-fcp-x-the-prestigious-period-mystery-thriller-la-peste-surpasses-game-of-thrones-to-become-the-most-watched-television-series-in-spain Oliver Oliv
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Martin Curtis liked this 2 years ago
Re: La Peste - Spain TV series
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
I would encourage everyone to also watch the YouTube FCPX Tour presentation video. Lots of BTS and good showcase of just how extensive the VFX work was. It's captioned (via YouTube) for those who don'
iMac Pro horsepower for creatives
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
https: www.apple.com imac-pro films PS: none of these 6 films mention FCPX or Motion, but all mention Adobe CC in their BTS descriptions. - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: iMac Pro horsepower for creatives
by Martin Curtis 2 years ago
I tok the mention of Adobe CC to mean that they used Photoshop etc for mock ups. Everything else listed for every film was high end stuff that took serious grunt to power. THAT was what I think Apple
Why one user Switched to FCPX
by Steve Connor 2 years ago
Just saw this on FCP.co and thought I'd beat Bill and post it on here first A genuine, agenda free, video about the benefits of FCPX https: www.youtube.com watch time_continue=390&v=Yiik10ChG9Y "Tradi
Re: Why one user Switched to FCPX
by Martin Curtis 2 years ago
Neil Goodman "No diss on youtubers but the #1 reason I choose an NLE has nothing to do with a Share button. That might be the 500 reason on my list." But that's what was important to him. That was th
Phillip Bloom goes to the dark side
by Claude Lyneis 2 years ago
With all the discussions of hack a Macs and advantages and disadvantages of the new iMacPro, I thought this video on using Adobe Premiere on a high powered pc workstation was interesting. A bit off to
Re: Phillip Bloom goes to the dark side
by Martin Curtis 2 years ago
Steve Connor "Here's an update on Phil's move to the dark side". Phillip Bloom goes to the dark side and gets eaten by a grue.
FCP X Summit: new features/news
by Andrew Kimery 2 years ago
Peter Wiggins on Twitter is posting screen shots of the new color grading tools in X (wheels and curves). Color board is still there though (user can pick which UI to use). https: twitter.com PeterWig
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Lance Bachelder liked this 2 years ago
Re: FCP X Summit: new features/news
by Martin Curtis 2 years ago
Steve Connor "That may change when they launch the next iPad Pro" Sometimes I feel like an addict. "The next one will have the features I need and it will be the last one I need to buy. Honest."
Client mailed me back my external harddrive incorrectly and it broke...
by Jason Caridi 2 years ago
I mailed an event video client of mine a 2GB Slim Seagate external HDD with the raw footage I owed them. I mailed it with bubble wrap and marked it fragile. When I received it back, it was just shippe
Re: Client mailed me back my external harddrive incorrectly and it broke...
by Martin Curtis 2 years ago
Take the hit. The negative feelings you'll leave them with if you even mention it just aren't worth it. If you want the drive back next time, include a foolproof way of them sending it back to you wit
Good mics to use with cell phones?
by Neil Orman 3 years ago
I work at a place that's starting to use Facebook Live a lot, through cell phones, and the people running these sessions aren't video people. So I'm just trying to provide them with a better mic they
Re: Good mics to use with cell phones?
by Martin Curtis 2 years ago
Could you use an iRig Pre with a boundary mic on a table to capture the group discussion
AVI files in Dropboc
by Victoria Guzik 2 years ago
Hi, I am sending several avi files edited in Premiere Pro cs6 to a theater group using dropbox. I have sent out to over eighty members these files and I have one member that cannot open the file from
Re: AVI files in Dropboc
by Jeff Pulera 2 years ago
Hi Victoria, I wonder if she is on a Mac I don't believe Macs can play .avi files. Beyond that, I would question the use of an .avi file in the first place for delivery - is there a specific need for
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Martin Curtis liked this 2 years ago
New iMac for 4k editing
by Claude Lyneis 2 years ago
I am thinking of buying a new 27 in iMac in preparation to editing 4k instead of using my mid 11 27 in iMac for 1080 p at present. I don't expect to be editing Red footage or other versions of video w
Re: New iMac for 4k editing
by Martin Curtis 2 years ago
Robin S. Kurz "Having an internal SSD also has little to no bearing on FCP performance as well" I disagree. A bit. It mightn't effect FCP directly, but the Mac is always doing SOMETHING in the backgr
Capture live PowerPoint presentation - solutions?
by Richard Jacana 3 years ago
I am looking to provide event video services to a large conference and need to capture a video of the presenter AND a live capture of the powerpoint presentation. What is the best method is to capture
Re: Capture live PowerPoint presentation - solutions?
by Martin Curtis 2 years ago
Richard, when you say "someone manually logged the slide transitions", what exactly do you mean BTW, I'm just starting editing of a 2.5 day event with PPTs and video of the presenters. Been around thi
Video mixer with picture-by-picture
by Martin Curtis 2 years ago
Any recommendations for a video mixer switcher that can compose a picture-by-picture output Lots have PIP, but for live recording corporate of events I want to have a 4:3 image composed beside a small
10.3.2 Is out - WOW review from a huge X facility in Europe.
by Bill Davis 3 years ago
My friend Mads Larsen Nielsen - who works at the huge Metronome facility in Europe posted this on today's 10.3.2 update to FCP X... "I kid you not when I say this this, for us at Metronome and basical
Re: 10.3.2 Is out - WOW review from a huge X facility in Europe.
by Martin Curtis 3 years ago
Aussie zombie flick Undead (2003) was edited using Premiere by the Spierig Brothers. Effects were done in AE. A thoroughly enjoyable movie.
Do I Need to Have my Monitor Calibrated?
by Mike Thomas 3 years ago
I just bought a used Panasonic BT LH 2170PJ production monitor off ebay that I've been told works fine but has 2800 hours on it. I haven't received the monitor yet but this will be my first expensive
Re: Do I Need to Have my Monitor Calibrated?
by Martin Curtis 3 years ago
Re: the link to http: www.productionapprentice.com tutorials general using-color-bars-to-set-up-your-equipment Safari gave me multiple warnings about malware on that site "Do you REALLY REALLY want to
A depressing visit to the Apple Store
by Claude Lyneis 3 years ago
I stopped by to see the newly remodeled Apple Store in Emeryville yesterday and while the store looks beautiful and there was a line of customers (presumably waiting to get an iPhone 7), there wasn't
Re: A depressing visit to the Apple Store
by Bob Zelin 3 years ago
this is typical of my BS rant, and it doesn't mean anything really, but it's Sunday evening. You expect to go to the Apple store in the shopping mall, and expect to see AJA and Blackmagic cards, 8 bay
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Martin Curtis liked this 3 years ago
Any suggestions for having a bouncing ball follow lyrics on the bottom of a vid?
by Noam Osband 3 years ago
I am making a music video and want the lyrics on the bottom with a bouncy ball on top as the words are sung. I have no idea how to do this in FCP X. Any suggestions
Re: Any suggestions for having a bouncing ball follow lyrics on the bottom of a vid?
by Martin Curtis 3 years ago
That looks awesome. How did I not know about it
Changing an anchor point
by Lawrence Eaton 8 years ago
I'm looking at FCP X and trying to work out how to change an anchor point and I'm sure it's easy but not to this chap. Can anyone help me please Regards, Lawrence
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Fer Chapa liked this 6 years ago
Re: Changing an anchor point
by Noah Kadner 8 years ago
Position the playhead where you want the anchor to move to. Command-Option click at that point. Both the playhead and the clip connection will jump to that point. Noah Unlock the secrets of 24p, HD an
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Martin Curtis liked this 3 years ago
Second Display for iMac 27" 5K
by Tim Maloney 3 years ago
Hi all. I'm buying a iMac 27" 5K. i7 4.0 GHZ I've upped the RAM to 32GB The SSD to 512 ( bigger is fusion Drive ) Graphics AMD R9 M395 2GB Have I got this about right for FCPX and PP usage How about a
Re: Second Display for iMac 27" 5K
by Martin Curtis 3 years ago
Just what I have, with a Pegasus R6 and two WD 4TB USB3 drives for Time Machines. Perfect combo. Word of warning: you will plug in the 27" Thunderbolt display, look at it and think "You are beautiful"
multicam click at each cut
by Craig Alan 3 years ago
Two cam shoot. only one cam's audio being used. other cam's audio turned off in inspector. sync looks good. cuts between angles working fine. but at each cut little audio click so you can hear the edi
Re: multicam click at each cut
by Martin Curtis 3 years ago
Similar setup (3 cameras), same problem. I've cut plenty of multicams before in FCP X and not had this problem. This is the first one I have cut in this version of FCP X. I have 3 cameras, and have se
Downloading videos from youtube in MAC OSX
by Juan Manuel Palomino Domínguez 4 years ago
Hi. I use Atubecatcher for downloading youtube videos in windows. So the question is if there is a good one for MAC that download videos in HD. Thank you for support!
Re: Downloading videos from youtube in MAC OSX
by Martin Curtis 4 years ago
Go to this site: http: en.savefrom.net You can download using any recent browser on any recent computer. No need to install anything.
10.2 update
by Tom Sefton 4 years ago
Just made the update after sitting around waiting for confirmation that all was well. The performance leap with RED and 4K ProRes footage is quite simply jaw dropping. Very impressive, especially leap
Re: 10.2 update
by Mark Suszko 4 years ago
Garchow: 10 10
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Martin Curtis liked this 4 years ago
Sony HXR-NX1 or Panasonic AG-AC90
by Harshavardhan Bhat 4 years ago
I am in need of a new Video camera for weddings, events and to do documentaries on folklore. I think I can afford either a Panasonic AG-AC90A or Sony HXR-NX1 or the ones that fall in that price range
Re: Sony HXR-NX1 or Panasonic AG-AC90
by Martin Curtis 4 years ago
Looks like the NX3 - it has the two rows of LED lights above the built-in mic. If so, I can vouch for the NX3's quality, and I bought it on the basis that it was similar to the rock-solid NX5.
You've been given $5,000 for a corporate client to buy equipment...
by Tim Robinson 5 years ago
You've been given $5,000 for a mid-range corporate client to buy equipment. They want to the foundation of an in-house video production studio to shoot short web social media videos, trade show videos
Re: You've been given $5,000 for a corporate client to buy equipment...
by Martin Curtis 4 years ago
Just buying some gear now. Two cameras with basic accessories (batteries and cards) with Manfrotto tripods = A$15000. The Sony NX3 costs $4000. If I had a budget of $5000 I'd buy a Canon XA20, extra b
FCPX 10.2.1 and Motion 5.2.1 are out
by James Cude 4 years ago
there's a fix for the panasonic avchd issue: https: support.apple.com HT201237
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Jeremy Garchow liked this 4 years ago
Re: FCPX 10.2.1 and Motion 5.2.1 are out
by Martin Curtis 4 years ago
It works. Huzzah!
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Creating a "new video request" system
by Boe Beito 4 years ago
Hi folks, A quick summary of my situation: I'm a video generalist in MN and I've been hired as a production coordinator (read: one-man-band) at a company of about 1500 employees to essentially rebuild
Re: Creating a "new video request" system
by Martin Curtis 4 years ago
Everything Mark said. If someone filled out a form, you'd still have to phone them to get all the details, and then meet them to point at things and talk about scripts and locations. If you make the f
Corporate Client wants all footage
by Ken Cooper 5 years ago
Hi, I have a long time Corporate client who is now demanding they get all raw footage with each completed project. I do not want to do that. How can I handle that without any damage to the relationshi
Re: Corporate Client wants all footage
by Joe Knapp 5 years ago
Yep, very true. I've run into that, and needed to buy the plug-in. On the plus side, one can end up with a nice array of After Effect toys. :)
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Martin Curtis liked this 5 years ago
Editing FCP X Titles affects the clip it is attached to
by John McKeown 6 years ago
Hi I'm quite new to FCP X being an FCP 7 user and use it now to accommodate DSLR footage. When I add a title or any overlay in FCPX, I can't change any of its parameters without affecting the clip und
Re: Editing FCP X Titles affects the clip it is attached to
by Martin Curtis 5 years ago
Thank you for this answer, Andreas. I have been fighting with a title for an hour wondering WHY O WHY everything I did to it transformed anything else it touched.
Further Multicam issues
by James Ewart 5 years ago
Having aborted my clever trick for slipping stuff into sync in the Multicam timeline I am now left with a couple of annoying things. They are showing up as actual edits in the timeline (see example) w
Re: Further Multicam issues
by Bill Davis 5 years ago
James, I think where you're getting messed up is in thinking of the Multicam area in X as an EDITING area rather than as a synchronization area. While it's possible to "cut" things in it, when you're
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Martin Curtis liked this 5 years ago
I need a wireless mic system that works
by Dan LaCloche 5 years ago
What is the best wireless lav system I have an audio-technica 1800 series, but it's been letting me down (drop-outs, interference, range issues. Is there a higher quality, more reliable system out the
Re: I need a wireless mic system that works
by Martin Curtis 5 years ago
I like my Sony lavalier mic system. https: www.videopro.com.au p-7303-sony-uwpd11-ce42-wireless-lapel-mic-kit.aspx Here's a report on it: https: www.youtube.com watch v=0g9ueZVYazQ I've only ever used
"Conflict of Interest" in Dry Market
by Patrick Reagan 6 years ago
I've posted here several times for business-related things. I have a production company that's a one man operation called Patty Melt Productions. I am trying to break out in this (dry) area, and I hav
Re: "Conflict of Interest" in Dry Market
by Bill Davis 6 years ago
Oddly, there was just a post on my LinkedIn feed with the following advice... "There are two rules for success... 1. Never reveal everything you know Go figure. Know someone who teaches video editing
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Martin Curtis liked this 6 years ago
Capture Output from Projector. Some tips and some questions!
by Matías Quintana 6 years ago
Hello, I m a event videographer. Last year I had a job in some speaking meetings, about programmers. I had to shoot each conference in video, and also capture the projector output where each speaker s
Re: Capture Output from Projector. Some tips and some questions!
by Martin Curtis 6 years ago
Last year I captured an event's presentations using a scan converter and a DVD recorder. Since they were playing back ultrasounds, the quality wasn't that great. This year I think I have convinced the
1970's Cinema
by Mike Cohen 6 years ago
Although I did not catch any classic 70's films IN the 70's, I have come to love the style and artistry of this genre. Here are some of my faves (same goes for music): Friends of Eddie Coyle I had not
Re: 1970's Cinema
by Martin Curtis 6 years ago
To me, 70s films feel faster paced than those that preceded that decade. The stories are also grittier in that there is not so much of a "good guy V bad guy" theme, but a recognition that good guys ar
Chris Fenwick has a new project
by Craig Seeman 6 years ago
Interesting blog on the move to FCPX Moving to PPro then moving to FCPX. Fenwick has a new project http: chrisfenwick.com home 2013 11 18 fenwick-has-a-new-project.html "In the subsequent months I rec
Re: Chris Fenwick has a new project
by Andy Field 6 years ago
big bureaucracy wheels turn very slowly - this is a many month evaluation over many different users. Their goal isn't to just pick an NLE and be done with it - there are many moving parts in legacy sy
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Martin Curtis liked this 6 years ago
Prompting Software, or another solution
by Todd Terry 6 years ago
Hey kids... I will freely admit this is probably not the most appropriate forum for something so hardware related, but I know many of you have dealings in this purview so I'll give it a shot. I'm cons
Re: Prompting Software, or another solution
by Martin Curtis 6 years ago
Todd Terry "Thanks... as I said though I don't need to buy one or even any parts to build my new one, got all that." My mistake. I read your post, then everyone else was talking about rods and plates
My daughter as client
by Mark Suszko 6 years ago
My daughter is in Latin club, and the school clubs compete in various games and things inter-scholastically. One of their projects was to make a short about some facet of mythology, but updated to the
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Martin Curtis liked this 6 years ago
Re: My daughter as client
by Mark Suszko 6 years ago
The tornados missed me, but I've wound up chasing them: going back out to Washington IL tomorrow for damage assessment. Just came back from live-directing the IMAG and streaming video feeds at the Gay
MacPro prices released.
by Bill Davis 6 years ago
(Oops, guess this was common knowledge -must have been releases when I was busy elsewhere) Nothing to see here. Go about your business, Old news... Looks like $2999 for the quad core and $3999 for the
Re: MacPro prices released.
by Marcus Moore 6 years ago
David Mathis "Would like to know who much the new version of "X" is going to be." Only a couple weeks 'til we know. But it's either going to be $0 or $299.
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Martin Curtis liked this 6 years ago
Nothing in my manual
by Robert Smith 6 years ago
Sorry fellas 'RTFM' is not working for me: Im an efficient FCP7 (Boris) AE PP CS6 text kerner but want to give FCPX another try, first hurdle ... Could you please tell me how to kern a title from the
Re: Nothing in my manual
by Martin Curtis 6 years ago
Andy Branner "That of course not being specifically indicative of the Magic Mouse but rather ANY mouse with a scroll-wheel." Absolutely true. In my case, however, the Magic Mouse feels heaps easier t
Camera buying advice
by Mike Little 6 years ago
Hi! I just got a budget of $2500 from the boss to get a new camera (a big step up from our Canon Vixia HF-S10). We do a lot of work in our small insert studio, interviews and other intimate work (talk
Re: Camera buying advice
by Martin Curtis 6 years ago
I have just bought a Canon XA20 (for home) and think it's the duck's nuts. I also have an HFS10 (home), as well as a Sony VR1P (HDV) and a PD150 (both for work). The XA20 records AVCHD (28 Mbps max) o
Adding sign language to video
by Martin Curtis 7 years ago
Someone has floated the idea of adding sign-language to a pre-existing video we made a few years ago. The video is 720 x 576 (PAL) and in the form of acted scenes. My main concern is that adding a sig
Re: Adding sign language to video
by Martin Curtis 7 years ago
Hi Tom, At this stage, it's DVD. I have replied to the initiators (it's our "Deaf and Hearing Impaired Workgroup") and told them I can film the signer and probably create the movie (using the method d
Is there any difference between PCIe and USB 3.0 Ultrascope?
by Kristian Skogen 7 years ago
Hi, I'm thinking about getting the USB 3.0 Ultrascope and the new Mac mini. Is there any difference between the USB 3.0 and the PCIe version Would i get realtime performance from the low end Mac mini
Re: Is there any difference between PCIe and USB 3.0 Ultrascope?
by Martin Curtis 7 years ago
There's no PCE slot on the Mac mini. Just USB3.
CHoppy playback when editing 4 1080 HD clips at the same time
by Colm Walsh 7 years ago
Hi all, First post here, although I've been using this great forum for years. I'm working on a project where I'm splitting the screen in 4 and playing a clip in each one of the corners. I shot everyth
Re: CHoppy playback when editing 4 1080 HD clips at the same time
by Martin Curtis 7 years ago
Couldn't Colm change the playback quality and frame rate in FCP so he could just get the edits done
Need to record video to Digital recorder
by Greg Ball 7 years ago
I have a client looking to have us shoot presentation on stage, and at the same time record their powerpoint slides with the audio from the presenter as reference, so they can edit in the correct slid
Re: Need to record video to Digital recorder
by Martin Curtis 7 years ago
Mark Suszko "What I would do if this were my gig, and the budget was low, is hook a scan converter to the output of the laptop, and feed that iso powerpoint video to a DVD recorder. Mixed audio from
Don't be this person
by Aaron Cadieux 7 years ago
I'm sure this has happened to countless people on this forum. I was so angry I wanted to strangle this lady.
Re: Don't be this person
by Martin Curtis 7 years ago
Camera mounted industrial laser is the fix you want. The smell and pain of burning flesh is enough to move the most recalcitrant view-blocker.
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