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Michael Carter

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October 3rd 2013
23 Posts
Time Lapse
by Simon Roughan 3 years ago
Hello Everyone, I have a time lapse from a building being built, it has 45,000 jpegs. What is the best way to handle this It seems to be too much data for AE, and media encoder. Premiere wont let me i
Re: Time Lapse
by Michael Carter 3 years ago
I generally manage the images first - open some representative files in Photoshop, from different bits of the sequence. Play with cropping and resizing to your output size. If you want to use 4:3 aspe
How to make shapes/text explode in different directions?
by Ryan Gibbs 3 years ago
I'm trying to make these letters go off screen as if someone is pushing them from the middle outwards: What would be the best way of doing this I've tried hand-animating, but it doesn't look natural.
Re: How to make shapes/text explode in different directions?
by Michael Carter 3 years ago
Is each letter two files That could be your problem. The plugin is randomly scattering everything. I'd find a way to bind them together if so - precomp each letter, for instance. Or do a set of PNGs w
Camera tracker experts - optimal tracking points in footage?
by Michael Carter 3 years ago
I've been able to pull very useable camera tracker data from things like drone footage. I don't have a good feel for what sort of elements get picked up by the tracker, but I've been able to get enoug
6 months in with FCPX... my feature requests (FWIW)...
by Michael Carter 3 years ago
Current FCPX: Amazing and frustrating. A big example of Apple s We know better than you and you ll come around eventually . We REALLY need a function or separate app to import FCP6 7 projects. I have
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Re: 6 months in with FCPX... my feature requests (FWIW)...
by Michael Carter 3 years ago
Robin S. Kurz "I guess you REALLY need to check out 7toX. Only been around since December of 2011. Maybe January 2012. Either way, I guess not long enough to get noticed." Aaw, sarcasm is just so pre
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Keeping the old Mac Pro breathing
by Lance Bachelder 3 years ago
Just added this to my Mac Pro and using it as my Adobe and FCPX scratch cache disk. I was hoping for a little more speed but it makes both FCPX and After Effects noticeably snappier. I used 2 Samsung
Re: Keeping the old Mac Pro breathing
by Michael Carter 3 years ago
I still have a 2009 going, but mainly to revive legacy FCP7 projects for 7toX. I think it's probably run for 60,000 hours with no issues. The best things I did were SSD boot drive and scratch drive, a
Where's your footage coming from?
by Tim Wilson 3 years ago
A little bit of general conversation to throw in the mix: Are you shooting it yourself Are clients bringing it to you Are you part of an editorial team on the post side of a production, production com
Re: Where's your footage coming from?
by Michael Carter 3 years ago
I shoot and edit for most of my clients, but lately I've been getting footage for one of my big medical-center clients from some company that specializes in social+medical stuff, PR type things for bi
Timeline vs. viewer
by Michael Carter 3 years ago
Been cutting in FCPX for a while now - there's on particular FCP legacy thing I can't suss out on X. In FCP7, I can have a track full of trimmed video clips arranged in an edit; if I double-click any
Re: Timeline vs. viewer
by Michael Carter 3 years ago
And the damn in and out timecode!
What Thunderbolt 2 RAID External Hard drive/s are using for 4k
by Ray Sherman 4 years ago
I've been on the edge of purchasing a maxed out 27" iMac with Retina 5K display for the past year. I held off due to wanting to see what the (late 2015) iMac would bring. So far, I like what it has to
Re: What Thunderbolt 2 RAID External Hard drive/s are using for 4k
by Michael Carter 4 years ago
One strategy is to use a raid setup that's non-redundant (fewer drives dedicated to the same data) and have a big external drive (non raid) that automatically backs up the raid every night, since unat
Does having a 2nd monitor cause FCP7 to crash more often?
by Ned Miller 4 years ago
I know, I know, I have to get away from 7 but I am in the middle of several projects. I keep crashing and having to restart ALL the time. I am on a 27" iMac that has a 3.4GHz Intel Core i7, 32 GB 1600
Re: Does having a 2nd monitor cause FCP7 to crash more often?
by Michael Carter 4 years ago
If your mac will boot from older OS versions, you can keep an external drive (or a drive partition) with just the system and the FCP apps, and boot from that as needed. I run FCP 6 on 10.7.5 with no i
FCP 6 - export trimmed clips for after effects
by Michael Carter 4 years ago
I'll be upgrading to FCPX and a new Mac this winter, but for now a question: FCP 6 - (I missed the 7 update and have never been able to find one) . Projects are interviews; 4k and 1080 prores versions
Re: FCP 6 - export trimmed clips for after effects
by Michael Carter 4 years ago
Thanks Nick - I recalled using MM for similar stuff years ago, but the info I found on it lately seemed more about archiving - just what I was looking for, I'll give it a go.
Advice: squeeze a few months from my Mac Pro?
by Michael Carter 6 years ago
Forever lurker, outta the closet! I'd love to get another 6 mos. or so from my 09 Mac Pro and then look into the new models. Specs: 2.66 quad 14 GB Ram ( 4 4 4 2) Stock NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 OS: 10.6.
Re: Advice: squeeze a few months from my Mac Pro?
by Michael Carter 6 years ago
Todd, thanks for the concise info. Yep, I backup a couple terrabytes every night, automated. And yes, it's saved my bacon once or twice. So I'm thinking SSD for boot apps and cache (I'd probably parti
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