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Matt Doe

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December 15th 2006
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Batch XML export from FCP?
by Karel Voners 5 years ago
Hi, Anyone know if it's possible to export multiple sequences as XML in one go Instead of having to select them all one by one I can map a key to the command but still it's tedious when having to expo
Re: Batch XML export from FCP?
by Matt Doe 5 years ago
With nothing selected in your bin, use File Export XML. The next window will give you a tally at the top of what will be contained in the XML. If you wanted to be more selective, you could highlight j
Please? - FCP 7 General Error after Export
by Rob Gutermuth 5 years ago
Hi All, Snow Leopard is the OS... FCP7 - When I export the timeline, it goes all the way to the end, and then gives me a "general error" and I do not get the chapter markers in the qt file like I usua
Re: Please? - FCP 7 General Error after Export
by Matt Doe 5 years ago
I run into this a handful of times a year. The only way around it that I've found is what you've done. Copy and paste your entire timeline into a new project and sequence and export from there.
FC crash on export (Divx Decoder plugin problem)
by Isis Savoy 5 years ago
Hello I'm having a problem while exporting a 1h 15m timeline in Final Cut 7. I was exporting a mp4 file and after some hours it crashes and it says something like "final cut closed unexpectedly when u
Re: FC crash on export (Divx Decoder plugin problem)
by Matt Doe 5 years ago
The problem stems from the different codecs in your timeline, I'm guessing there are probably some h.264s and possibly some divx files in there. What are your sequence settings How are you exporting I
Slow Motion w/ 5d mk 3 _ Wedding
by Jimmy Ji 5 years ago
Hey everyone, I'm shooting a wedding engagement video soon and I wasn't sure how I should proceed with slow motion. I have a 5d mk 3. I was thinking I would shoot 1080p @ 24fps and @30fps + twixtor fo
Re: Slow Motion w/ 5d mk 3 _ Wedding
by Matt Doe 5 years ago
If the majority of your footage is going to be 1080p, I would stick with a 1080p timeline and scale up the 720p footage. You will get much better results shooting 720 60p and conforming that to slo-mo
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Roundtrip DaVinci Resolve XML to FCP 7
by iago sant 5 years ago
Ok, so I got an xml file from my color corrector and have no problem loading it into the FCP 7 timeline, however, when the xml loads, NONE of the clips are color corrected, they look just like the ori
Re: Roundtrip DaVinci Resolve XML to FCP 7
by Matt Doe 5 years ago
Do you have the rendered media from Resolve to link to Did they create a new XML from Resolve Maybe they sent you the wrong XML file.
A question about Round-trip between FCP 7 and DaVinci Resolve
by HongWei Li 5 years ago
Hi everyone! I have a question. I export a XML from FCP 7 to Davinci Resolve 10. then , color grading and export another FCP XML Round-trip from Davinci and import to FCP 7 again. then , the FCP autom
Re: A question about Round-trip between FCP 7 and DaVinci Resolve
by Matt Doe 5 years ago
When you render in Resolve, you need to render with handles (extra material on the head and tail of your shot). There is an option to turn on in the Delivery page inside of Resolve. When you import th
FCP Sequence started at 23.98, but needs to be 29.97 - Wizardry required?
by Jon Henry 6 years ago
I have an 8 minute sequence, that was inexplicably started as 23.98 when it needs to be 29.97. After searching the web, I haven't found a way to simply make the 23.98 sequence into a 29.97 sequence. I
Re: FCP Sequence started at 23.98, but needs to be 29.97 - Wizardry required?
by Matt Doe 6 years ago
The only way I know to fix that is to copy and paste from the 23.98 sequence into a new 29.97 sequence. Yes, the edits clips will be out of whack, but you'll just have to go through and adjust the edi
On-lining in FCP: Fine Cut to Picture Lock
by Joe Schuck 8 years ago
Hey Guys, I'm working for a place where they want us to start On-Lining our Proxies at the Fine Cut Stage. Problem is, changes are still being made. Shots get moved around and sequences get reassemble
Re: On-lining in FCP: Fine Cut to Picture Lock
by Matt Doe 8 years ago
I suppose I should have phrased my "small sized projects" comment more as a question, my apologies. We did a large facility upgrade about 2 years ago, at the time I was asked how much storage we shoul
SAN Storage and Final Cut Pro project files
by Adam White 8 years ago
Hi All, We have recently had a SAN installed at the production company I work at. It's generally been working very well, and we haven't come across too many issues. However, there is one aspect that w
Re: SAN Storage and Final Cut Pro project files
by Matt Doe 8 years ago
Production house I work for uses 2 large XSANs. Our workflow is to copy any project files locally and work from there. We use the SAN to back our projects up at the end of the day (have a FCP Project
Deleted My Scratch Disk Folder! Can I Recover?
by Jorge Vargas 8 years ago
i deleted the folder which i had selected as my scratch disk folder. i have all my work project there and now when i open the project it shoes nothing. can i recover these files at all
Re: Deleted My Scratch Disk Folder! Can I Recover?
by Matt Doe 8 years ago
Check the Trash, hopefully the files might still be in there. If they are, you can move that folder back to where it should be.
FCP 7 XML to PPro Crashing
by Bret Williams 8 years ago
So I'm thinking of making Premiere Pro a viable choice in my setup. I've had it for years and keep giving it a chance with CS3, CS4, and now CS5. So with every new FCP 7 project I have been exporting
Re: FCP 7 XML to PPro Crashing
by Matt Doe 8 years ago
Still have the same issue with 5.5.1 ProRes crashes when I try to playback after XML import. I did notice that Premiere is changing the edit mode of my sequence from ProRes to XDCAM. Meaning, I import
Aspiring editor
by Andrew Marasco 8 years ago
Hi I am currently a college sophomore at a local community college in california with a few questions. I have a love and passion for film and film editing and wanna get into the professional world. I
Re: Aspiring editor
by Matt Doe 8 years ago
Washington DC is actually a great place to look. With Discovery Channel (and all its related networks) HQ right outside the city in Maryland, and with companies like National Geographic downtown; ther
Heat or Video card related crash? Intel Mac Pro
by Craig Chapman 8 years ago
Hello, I have had a few issues with the Mac Pro tower I use at work. I was wondering if it could be a heat issue Video card issue First of all, I was operating on my Mac Pro Tower video editing for ab
Re: Heat or Video card related crash? Intel Mac Pro
by Matt Doe 8 years ago
It's the video card. I had this issue, it's a known issue actually, with the X1900 XT. I ended up buying a new on off Amazon, and it fixed the crashing. I think Apple even issued some form of recall,
Speed Ramping & Frames Per Second
by Matt Weston 8 years ago
I had a quick question for everyone. I want shoot a video in 1080p but keep it at 24fps for the cinematic quality look, but I want to speed ramp slow mo in the video. Does shooting at 1080p at 24 or 3
Re: Speed Ramping & Frames Per Second
by Matt Doe 8 years ago
Best bet, if the look is slow enough for what you want, shoot 720 60p and conform the files to 24fps. Don't have to deal with Twixtor rendering anything at that point. If you want the slow footage to
Getting 80 gig as date onto DVD
by Dan Davis 8 years ago
Hi all, I have a 1 hour ProRes 422 HQ prog. Clent wants it burnt onto DVD as data. Can anyone recommend the best way of compressing this down to fit. Thanks for any advice! Dan.
Re: Getting 80 gig as date onto DVD
by Matt Doe 8 years ago
I would go with a 960x540 h264 and see where the file size ends up.
Sports League Table/Standings templates
by Antony Warnes 8 years ago
With the amount of sports stuff that goes on in the world I was kinda expecting there to be lots of cool templates for creating league tables (or league standings). I wanted some grungy looking templa
Re: Sports League Table/Standings templates
by Matt Doe 8 years ago
You'll need After Effects, but take a look at this preset pack from Red Giant Software. http: www.redgiantsoftware.com products all sports-graphics
Question re 64 vs 32 bit performance with Lion...
by Eli Hollander 8 years ago
I am puzzled. My timeline (project) plays more smoothly and with less dropped frames and sync problems when I am in 32 bit rather than 64 bit mode. I am using an iMac i5 with 4GB of memory. Is the abo
Re: Question re 64 vs 32 bit performance with Lion...
by Matt Doe 8 years ago
I believe FCP X runs in 64bit mode even if you are not booted into the true 64bit version of SL
Offline/Online Workflow
by Matt Doe 8 years ago
My company has a number of series in production using the offline online workflow do the the sheer amount of footage shot for the shows. Is there a workflow in Premiere that closely emulates the offli
Re: Offline/Online Workflow
by Matt Doe 8 years ago
Thanks!
Os lion? And towers
by Greg Burke 8 years ago
Okay so After watching and reading about Os lion I have to ask, what advantage will professionals working on macpro towers have I mean the whole focus seems to been on the stupid touch pad I mean it s
Re: Os lion? And towers
by Matt Doe 8 years ago
I think it comes in the form of app developers writing to the new APIs in Lion (versioning, auto save, etc). Yes, a lot of what they advertise is the flashy gesture based stuff, which you can take adv
NIce FCPX installation note
by Chris Paul 8 years ago
With a giddiness that would have embarrassed my son when he was in Kindergarten, I installed FCPX on my regular boot drive, then decided I should have taken better advice and installed in on a differe
Re: NIce FCPX installation note
by Matt Doe 8 years ago
Wit the App store rules, you get 5 installs all tied to your iTunes ID
Dust in the viewfinder
by Casey Petersen 8 years ago
What is the best way to remove dust from the inside of the viewfinder...compressed air I don't want to hurt anything inside before I do anything. Thanks! Casey
Re: Dust in the viewfinder
by Matt Doe 8 years ago
If you are referring to compressed air as the stuff in the can from the electronics store, NO. Air in a can has chemicals that can do a lot of harm to your camera. If you have an actual air compressor
Can anyone recommend a value-for-money follow focus?
by adrian kelaty 8 years ago
I have been searching high and low for a good value option for follow focus. I also need to buy a rig, so I may be considering options for a bundle including rig and ff Any ideas Regards, Adrian
Re: Can anyone recommend a value-for-money follow focus?
by Matt Doe 8 years ago
Can't get much simpler than this http: www.ikancorp.com productInfo.php id=232
Action Essentials 2 problem.
by Gaston Barbero 8 years ago
Hi, I've been having a problem with action essentials 2. When i use it on after effects (CS3) some parts of the effect don't appear, like if there was some kind of "glitch". Here's a screen shot of th
Re: Action Essentials 2 problem.
by Matt Doe 8 years ago
Failing What do you mean
No Audio from P2 Footage
by Doug Perry 9 years ago
I have After Effects CS5. I can import the P2 MXF video files just fine into After Effects but the program won't play the P2 MXF audio files. I have checked this with a Ram Preview and the audio level
Re: No Audio from P2 Footage
by Matt Doe 9 years ago
If the video was shot using one of the over or under crank frame rates, you will not have audio. The levels on the camera will bounce, and you can monitor it, but nothing will be recorded.
What camera is best for me?
by Ashley Davis 9 years ago
Hi everyone, I've just started out in the tv film industry and looking to buy a camera that gives great quality video and also a good picture quality as I freelance as both a photographer and camerama
Re: What camera is best for me?
by Matt Doe 9 years ago
If you can, avoid getting any of the Canon EFS lenses. If, in the future, you upgrade to a full frame sensor camera, like the 5D, or rent one for a specific job, the EFS lenses will not work. Stick wi
Which Camera to use for a Job?
by Bob Tanner 9 years ago
Hi, I have a job at a summer camp to film the campers throughout the week and edit all the footage at the end of the week, into something around 5 minutes long and upload it to the web... I would be u
Re: Which Camera to use for a Job?
by Matt Doe 9 years ago
If you end up going with a DSLR, you'll want to invest in some form of rig. Hand holding and moving around with a DSLR is a big issue. I've had a 5D Mark II since shortly after they were released, and
solid state sys drive for MBP
by Bob Cole 9 years ago
My system drive for my MBP is showing signs of flukiness. If I decide to replace it, I am tempted to use a solid state drive. I wonder whether somebody here has some experience and or advice about tha
Re: solid state sys drive for MBP
by Matt Doe 9 years ago
While SSDs are awesome, I have a 64gb one in my MacBook and it is screaming fast, they can't match the $ per gig of spinning hard drives. I have a Mac Pro to do all my heavy lifting video work. From t
Issue with my 5d mark II side-dolly video clip
by Gianluca Bertone 10 years ago
Hello all, I have taken a 40 seconds shot with the 5D MII at 30fps (1080p) whereas the camera is on top of the car's roof and it aims to a barn which is parallel to the path of the car. Camera's body
Re: Issue with my 5d mark II side-dolly video clip
by Matt Doe 10 years ago
Have you tried "regular" ProRes (ProRes 422) Is the drive you are playing the file from nearly full Your specs should be more than enough to handle one stream of ProRes, I assume the h264 plays fine
Kensington MouseWorks Turbo Mouse Trackball- IntelMac
by Rob Grauert 10 years ago
Hello I bought a Kensington Turbo Mouse trackball thing from someone on Craigs List. I want to use this for color correction in Final Cut, so to get the most out of this device, I'd like to be able to
Re: Kensington MouseWorks Turbo Mouse Trackball- IntelMac
by Matt Doe 10 years ago
I ran in to this problem a little while ago. I bought the Slim Blade Trackball from Kensington only to find out that it does not work with the MouseWorks software. I returned it and got the Expert Mou
Roving Camera
by Linda O'Connell 10 years ago
I saw a demo today of a wedding. They did a technique of doing a 360 deg shot around a cake table. They also "floated" up the church aisle. Every shot look so smooth. How did they do this Every time I
Re: Roving Camera
by Matt Doe 10 years ago
They could have also stabilized in post-production. There are a number of solutions out there for this. But doing it in post has its limits and major drawbacks.
Maximum external and internal HD size with iMacs
by Walter Miale 10 years ago
I'm not sure whether to post this here or on the FCP forum. Will try here first. I'm running a c. two-year old Intel 2 GHz Intel Core Duo and booting off an external 500 Gb FW drive running Leopard (a
Re: Maximum external and internal HD size with iMacs
by Matt Doe 10 years ago
While I haven't been booting from external drives, I've been using them for years as media drives for FCP and the like. I've used all kinds of drives fro 250gb up through 3TB drives with no problems;
Graphics card busted?
by Matt Doe 10 years ago
I have been running into issues lately with what I think is my graphics card (ATI X1900XT). I've been noticing pixelated lines which randomly appear across the screen when I am working in either FCP o
Re: Graphics card busted?
by Matt Doe 10 years ago
Alas I am long since out of warranty on the box, purchased way back in 2006. Any recommendations of PCI fans or other after market cooling Also, any tips on installing, mainly, where would the power c
Best way to calibrate Dell Ultrasharp 2408 WFP ?
by Mike MacKenzie 10 years ago
Hello... I just purchased two Dell Ultrasharp 2408 WFP monitors for my mac system and I'm wondering what the best way to calibrate them for $200 or less. I'm assuming I need to buy a Spyder or somethi
Re: Best way to calibrate Dell Ultrasharp 2408 WFP ?
by Matt Doe 10 years ago
I recently purchased and calibrated with the Spyder 3 Pro. I am very happy with the results on my 2 22" Samsung LCDs (the model number of the displays eludes me). I mainly work with FCP w some color c
Shooting a documentary on HVX200 final output HD
by Jon Ramlan 11 years ago
Hi Guys, Just need an opinion has anyone here shot a documentary and the final output on HD Will it be acceptable by the TV Station I have to do shoots a documentary using HVX200 but i'm not too sure
Re: Shooting a documentary on HVX200 final output HD
by Matt Doe 11 years ago
Jon, I am a QC tech at a post house in DC which deals with a lot of National Geographic programming. I am not exactly sure about their acquisition formats but I do believe that DVCPro HD (P2) is accep
AE going mental - testing mac RAM?
by Jimmy Brunger 12 years ago
Hi all, Working in AE and I keep getting random crashes and getting this error message: "Exception: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (0x0001) Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS (0x0001) at 0xa081994e" It's mostly when I'm doi
Re: AE going mental - testing mac RAM?
by Matt Doe 12 years ago
You could also use tech tools pro, http: www.micromat.com I ran the system check off the install DVD prior to installing leopard. My quad 3.0 ghz, 3 gb ram took about 2 hours to complete the test if I
Created a 24p project in AE, need to export for broadcast - Now what do I do?
by Joshua Clarke 12 years ago
Hello, So I'm working on a 30-second spot that will be broadcast on television. I shot my footage in 24p and created an AE project with a 23.976 framerate. To get it to the post house to transfer and
Re: Created a 24p project in AE, need to export for broadcast - Now what do I do?
by Matt Doe 12 years ago
I work at a post house in Washington DC, we deal with these type of "outputs" all the time. Most of the outputs are done through our Final Cut system through a Kona 2 card. If you were to send a 23.98
New system new work flows
by Roy Schneider 12 years ago
Hi All: This is one of those posts that can be placed either here or in the FCP forum, I chose here because it really concerns work flows as opposed to Software issues. So away we go. I work for a lar
Re: New system new work flows
by Matt Doe 12 years ago
I vaguely remember seeing a video podcast a while back regarding the use of XML with FCP as a way to import data from a spreadsheet to automatically update lower thirds, or maybe it was within Cinema
First Broadcast TV Production Help Needed
by aaronstockton 12 years ago
I was hired a few months ago to be the videographer at a small advertising company. I have about 10 years experience with video. Mostly my job here has been to create local small market TV spots and i
Re: First Broadcast TV Production Help Needed
by Matt Doe 12 years ago
I work in the QC department of a post house in DC, when it comes to audio peaks for broadcast programming, we flag anything above -10dB (have yet to see any spec from a US broadcaster that says any di
Default backround as alpha channel
by Nelson May 12 years ago
I don't know if I have to reload motion 1 or not, but when I do projects, I can't get the background to default as an alpha channel. I do a lot of work with Zaxwerks proanimator and also a lot of Digi
Re: Default backround as alpha channel
by Matt Doe 12 years ago
When you view your exported clip with Quicktime, the background will be black, though if you pull it into FCP and lay it on Video track 2, or whatever, the alpha channel should work its magic, yes
What to do to make Motion 3 work properly????
by Flavio G. GarcĂ­a 12 years ago
Hello everyone; this is what I
Re: What to do to make Motion 3 work properly????
by Matt Doe 12 years ago
I have been having problems with Motion 3 for quite some time. I run a quad 3.0, 6 gigs ram, x1900 system and for the past few months motion has been crashing. Mainly it would crash if I tried to move
Video card question
by derik thadd 12 years ago
Video card question: I have a Mac Pro with Two 3.0Ghz Quad-core processors, plus 8GB of RAM and a 30 inch Cinama display. I am using a ATA Kona 3 card for my video output and Capture with FCP. My cur
Re: Video card question
by Matt Doe 12 years ago
Someone correct me if I am wrong, but aren't those cards practically the same minus the stereoscopic display capability of the Quadro. I am running the 1900XT with no problems with the card itself, Mo
Motion Content Storage
by Matt Doe 12 years ago
With the same understanding that you run FCP from one drive, and have a dedicated drive (or drives) for your media; would there be any gain in performance to move all the motion content to a media dri
Re: Motion Content Storage
by Russell Lasson 12 years ago
I would say it depends on what assets you're using. If you're just using so pictures and DV video, it probably wouldn't buy you a whole lot unless you're using a lot of pictures and videos. If you're
Motion Running Slow
by Matt Doe 12 years ago
I'm working on a Mac Pro 3.0ghz quad, 6 gig's ram, X1900 graphics card. I started a project in Motion 3 and now things are running super slow. I have a few pictures and text in the animation, with a c
Re: Motion Running Slow
by david bogie 12 years ago
Judging by the huge number of posts on Motion's behavior and response times, it looks to me like it's a major issue with Apple. There are some suggested workarounds (scroll down and look for promising
Motion Crashing in active camera view
by Matt Doe 12 years ago
A little background. Updated to Motion 3.0.1 before beginning the project and repaired disk permissions. I am working on the opening to a travel video for a friend. I imported 2 DV clips of about 50 s
white balance for hockey game
by neil Jay 13 years ago
Hi, I have been asked to shoot an NHL old timers hockey game in HD with my Sony FX1. Does anyone know the proper way to manually set the white balance for an ice rink Should I use the ice as my white
Re: white balance for hockey game
by Matt Doe 13 years ago
I have shot a few video podcasts for a team I used to play on with a XL2, I usually white balanced to the dasher boards, if they were white, if not, the ice worked fine for me more often than not. Use
Sync timecode between XL2 and XL1S
by Matt Doe 13 years ago
I have a shoot coming up in March where I will be shooting on my XL2 along with a friends XL1s and was wondering what ways there are to externally internally sync the timecode between the cameras to e
Re: Sync timecode between XL2 and XL1S
by Todd Terry 13 years ago
"Shooting the monitor" is an interesting idea, never really thought of that. That's kinda like when shooting film and using a "smart slate" that displays the timecode of the sound recorder. On the occ
15" or 17" MBP
by neil Jay 13 years ago
Hi, I am trying to decide on whether I should purchase the new 15" or 17" Macbook Pro to use as a portable editing studio. I will run the following software on it: Final Cut Suite, Photoshop, Illustra
Re: 15" or 17" MBP
by Matt Doe 13 years ago
I would stay away from the 200 gig HD for the macbook pro, it runs at a slower RPM, and for photoshop and if you do any video you want atleast the 7200 rpm. If you are worried about space, get an exte
Advice on becoming an editor
by Aspiring offline editor 13 years ago
Hi, I really need some advice. I'm currently in my final year at University studying Theatre, Film and Television. I desperately want to become an offline feature film editor, but don't really know ho
Re: Advice on becoming an editor
by Matt Doe 13 years ago
I am in the same boat as you. I graduated last may from college with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, though my heart is in long form fiction non-fiction work. Prior to graduating I contacted a local
Wedding Microphone set-up HELP!!!
by Matt Doe 13 years ago
I will be shooting my first 2 weddings this coming June, both ceremonies for friends of mine. I will be shooting on a Canon XL2 but had a question about the audio setup. My first thought was wireless
Re: Wedding Microphone set-up HELP!!!
by Matt Doe 13 years ago
Could you provide some more information, or some personal experience. How will having a good relationship with the still photographer impact my video, other than perhaps using some of the stills in th
stabilizer or dv rig pro
by neil Jay 13 years ago
Hi, I shoot a few sports fantasy camps, and children's day camps. I'm walking around a lot and fiwould like to find an alternative to my tripod. After doing a little research, I've narrowed it down to
Re: stabilizer or dv rig pro
by Matt Doe 13 years ago
I recently picked up the Pag stabilizer system. http: www.bhphotovideo.com bnh controller home O=Search&A=details&Q=&sku=388836&is=REG&addedTroughType=search I have yet to take it out on a serious sho
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