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Michael Gissing

Sound & picture post facility. Fairlight Xynergi for audio & Resolve for picture post.
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What does Apple need to do better with FCPX?
by Oliver Peters 1 week ago
Here's one POV: http: alex4d.com notes item happy-7th-birthday-fcpx - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: What does Apple need to do better with FCPX?
by Michael Gissing 2 days ago
Oliver Peters "One interesting thing is that Resolve's H264 export is even faster than FCPX's." Whilst Resolve is blindingly fast, I have been constantly frustrated that it has problems with strong s
Apple apparently keeps stumbling it's way to success, somehow 😉..
by Bill Davis 2 weeks ago
https: money.cnn.com 2018 08 02 investing apple-one-trillion-market-value index.html Creator of XinTwo - http: www.xintwo.com The shortest path to FCP X mastery.
Re: Apple apparently keeps stumbling it's way to success, somehow 😉..
by Michael Gissing 2 days ago
One of the most pleasing aspects of this is 60p making movement and motion within shots, like water and wind so fluid. However I started watching it in HD and the wind through the grasses was awful!
Art doesn't pay
by Oliver Peters 1 week 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
Re: Art doesn't pay
by Michael Gissing 2 days ago
Jeremy Garchow "Survival is certainly encoded and theoretically, any ape (or male ape) can challenge any other male ape for control. Humans often equate our behaviour with apes that we are not as clo
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Hands on with BMD eGPU
by Oliver Peters 1 week ago
For those contemplating this unit: https: digitalfilms.wordpress.com 2018 08 03 blackmagic-design-egpu https: www.provideocoalition.com blackmagic-egpu-whats-it-really-going-to-do-for-me - Oliver Oliv
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Re: Hands on with BMD eGPU
by Michael Gissing 5 days ago
Thanks for that extra detail Oliver. I'm guessing BM would make use of this GPU on PC & Linux versions of Resolve. The Apple tie in is interesting. I wonder who initiated the product. It seems to suit
time-lapse vs change clip speed
by Thomas Kaufman 3 weeks ago
I have a Sony A7s2 that shoots time lapse, but I'd rather use my F55 for these shots. Is it possible to shoot an event in real time, say 20 minutes, then change the clip speed so the shot lasts 30 sec
Re: time-lapse vs change clip speed
by Michael Gissing 3 weeks ago
Shooting real time and manipulating later gives more options for the speed and feel of the timelapse but uses lots more data. A big advantage of the real time approach is I often split landscapes with
Accidental File Move
by Joe McAdam 3 weeks ago
Hi I'm a FCP beginner, so please bear with me... I was working on a large project in FCP and decided to move it all to an external drive as it was at 74gb. Being an idiot and not knowing the proper wa
Re: Accidental File Move
by Michael Gissing 3 weeks ago
Try the FCPX forum - https: forums.creativecow.net fcpx. This one is for Legacy FCP7. I have no idea how to reconnect in X
track & blur a face for part of a shot
by Thomas Kaufman 1 month ago
I'm new to Resolve and would like to blur a face when someone turns towards camera, but keep the rest of the shot un-blurred. I tried to place key frames where I want the blur to begin and end along t
Re: track & blur a face for part of a shot
by Michael Gissing 3 weeks ago
Thanks Marc. In this case its blur on blur off so really simple. Your method has more flexibility for more complex nodes.
Big trouble relinking media, anyone?
by Frederico Toscano 4 weeks ago
Hi, I'm having a big problem with a project that I got from another professional. I opened the .DCP file of his previous version of the project, however he was using the media in his personal RAID HD,
Re: Big trouble relinking media, anyone?
by Michael Gissing 4 weeks ago
Without being able to directly compare the source computer files and folder structure and what you have on your drive, my guess about mismatched proxies made sense but if you are saying you have no is
Does Davinci resolve capture prores in windows os?
by Ricardo Marty 2 months ago
I kinda read when dr12.5 came out that the windows version could capture prores but could not output prores. Is this true for version 15 Ricardo Marty
Re: Does Davinci resolve capture prores in windows os?
by Michael Gissing 4 weeks ago
Yes I believe that is correct Ricardo. I was hoping to see Win PC ProRes export in Resolve 15 the same as Fusion. Blackmagic are in Apple's hands with this however.
Converting DCP to a lightweight format in DaVinci Resolve
by Jaye Jacinto 1 month ago
I have a film I made 2 years ago. It's just a short but its DCP format is taking a big space in my hard drive. Unfortunately I have lost a lot of my raw footages and materials so I cannot render my fi
Re: Converting DCP to a lightweight format in DaVinci Resolve
by Michael Gissing 4 weeks ago
DCP's use JPEG2000 wrapped in an mxf. You should be able to read that directly in Resolve and make any other files from it. The audio will be separate but if you just read your DCP file it should have
How can I stop a macOs High Sierra update? I still need to use Final Cut Pro 7!
by Jan Laidlaw 1 month ago
Hello I clicked on the macOS High Sierra Update thinking I would have an option to update or not but it started immediately downloading. I am sick about this, watching it download and reading how it w
Re: How can I stop a macOs High Sierra update? I still need to use Final Cut Pro 7!
by Michael Gissing 1 month ago
Dual boot. Keep an old OS like Snow Leopard for FCP 7 and a more up to date OS for other apps. You can partition the two OS's or have two drives.
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How and where can I download / purchase Resolve 15 studio?
by Harry Bromley-Davenport 1 month ago
How and where can I download purchase Resolve 15 studio I'm digging around all over the place and Googling, but cannot find any way to buy this sucker. One other question about Resolve 15 Studio - I r
Re: How and where can I download / purchase Resolve 15 studio?
by Michael Gissing 1 month ago
Resolve 14 is available to buy and then you use the same dongle or license to run 15. Blackmagic do not charge for upgrades. I'm still using my dongle from version 10.
How to extract audio from MXF file
by Louis Basslines 1 month ago
I have been sent an .MXF file. I need to rip the audio only. Does anyone have any advice on the best way to do this Macbook Pro 2.8Ghz Intel core duo 4GB ram OS10.6.6 FCP 7
Re: How to extract audio from MXF file
by Michael Gissing 1 month ago
I am amazed how often free software like Audacity (cross platform) can load the audio from many different video files and then offer an export option of the audio in various formats including wav
prores 422(LT) with 48khz audio still requires rendering
by raju bhai 2 months ago
Hi, I am using FCP7 I have a video that i transcoded to prores 422(LT). I have a separate audio file that i am dropping into the timeline. I exported the audio at 48khz 24bit so it would be compatible
Re: prores 422(LT) with 48khz audio still requires rendering
by Michael Gissing 2 months ago
My thought is the sequence settings are not a standard pixel aspect that FCP is happy with hence the rendering. The audio just makes it worse. I'll bet the audio files are fine in any FCP broadcast st
Captured Footage Is Softer Than Source Material - FCP7 - DigiBeta, Beta, Umatic
by Michael Gerrity 2 months ago
I've been capturing a ton of old media using Final Cut Pro 7. For old analog formats I'm running my decks through an AJA Io and capturing in FCP directly to ProRes 422. In most cases, everything looks
Re: Captured Footage Is Softer Than Source Material - FCP7 - DigiBeta, Beta, Umatic
by Michael Gissing 2 months ago
I remember FCP legend used to default to DV codec when you selected firewire. I didn't know the AJA could do Unc over firewire. Maybe FCP changed it to DV. Either way it's easy to find out. Just get i
Problems installing Motion 4 from FCP Studio disc set onto system running FCP7
by Philip Hendel 3 months ago
Hi I have been running FCP7 on a Macbook Pro 17", running OSX 10.6.8. Bit-by-bit I have been adding Logic Pro9, STP3, Color 1.5 from a FCP Studio disc set that I purchased just before FCPX came out. I
Re: Problems installing Motion 4 from FCP Studio disc set onto system running FCP7
by Michael Gissing 3 months ago
I always found it intriguing that after installing software, that OSX often needed repairing permissions. Try doing that before installing Motion. People bag Windows directories but I never understood
How to see if clips have been moved/resized?
by Bobby Hall 6 months ago
Is there a way to see if any clips in a sequence have been adjusted in the Motion tab without having to double click them to see their Basic Motions settings I'm curious since sometimes you can accide
Re: How to see if clips have been moved/resized?
by Michael Gissing 6 months ago
If you have no clips that should have resize info, you can copy one clip that is correct and paste attributes 'motion' to all clips to make them all zero resize.
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Are FCP subtitles good enough for theatre?
by Christopher McDonell 6 months ago
..is the question I m being asked by my post-supervisor. She has no experience with FCP. We re doing a DCP for festivals. A feature doc. Subtitles are Outline text and they look fine to me... on my 27
Re: Are FCP subtitles good enough for theatre?
by Michael Gissing 6 months ago
Yes. Make sure the positioning information is whole pixel so check that there are no decimals in the X & Y screen position values.
Migrating reference monitor from Resolve 11 to 14 and it ain't working
by Hugh Murray 11 months ago
And I need some advice please! On my old work station, I was running 11 using a mini monitor adapter to my calibrated monitor. In Resolve 11, preferences, Video & Audio IO, there are little options fo
Re: Migrating reference monitor from Resolve 11 to 14 and it ain't working
by Hugh Murray 11 months ago
Michael! You're a saint - what you said triggered old memories and voila, I needed to install desktop (duh) and she's golden. Thank you kind sir! Thank you
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Michael Gissing liked this 11 months ago
News: Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
by Cow News Droid 2 years ago
Plug-in leader Boris FX acquires Sapphire tools and team to become the powerhouse in post-production software industry (Boston, MA--September 9, 2016) Boris FX , the leader in integrated VFX and workf
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Ronald Lindeboom liked this 2 years ago
Re: News: Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
by Michael Gissing 2 years ago
I'm liking the current merger season. I've opted for Boris CC10 OFX for Resolve and I agree with Walter that they are not overpriced. I also have Red Giant Universe and hope that GenArts will start to
Offline // Online workflow for FCPX
by Liz Parham 3 years ago
Before we make the switch from FCP7, I just want to make sure an offline online Proxy workflow is doable for a feature length documentary with over 10tb of footage. Ideally, we would want to transcode
Re: Offline // Online workflow for FCPX
by Michael Gissing 3 years ago
The most important people to talk to are the people that will have to grade and online the final. As that is the job I do I am constantly dismayed by ignorance of finishing workflow by many editors an
Issue with fcpx multicam editing!
by Guillaume Gauthier 3 years ago
I'm trying to edit a 8 cam tv show with multiclip on fcpx. My problem is when I switch cam it made an edit slice on video AND audio. I don't mean that audio is switched to, I know how to only switch v
Re: Issue with fcpx multicam editing!
by Michael Gissing 3 years ago
Bill Davis "Just as anyone AVID or Premier certified can as well. Period." Bill, Dennis R will hunt you down if you don't stop spelling Premiere wrong. Try just the abbreviated form - Pr.
Moire.......i think?
by Martin Stanesby 3 years ago
Hi, Can anyone tell me first off how I got jagged lines on a still object straight edge, with no camera movement against a white background I've managed to upload a still snapshot of it. It's the hori
Re: Moire.......i think?
by Michael Gissing 3 years ago
Looks like line skipping causing aliasing. Can't see any chromatic aberration. The in camera filters that help this are basically blurring the picture. The sharper the lens the more obvious this can b
New to FCPX and stuck
by Onekea Ohana 4 years ago
Been a long time since I've been here, glad to see CC still thriving!! Recently upgraded to FCPX against my better judgement, but I figured I needed to do it at some point. So far I'm liking it, getti
Re: New to FCPX and stuck
by Michael Gissing 4 years ago
http: forums.creativecow.net fcpxtechnique Use this forum for FCPX. No many regulars here use FCPX
Premiere CS6 - Much to love... but the performance is killing me
by Mike Jackson 5 years ago
I'm trying to make the transition from FCP to Premiere, and it's not going well. There's a lot to love, but my basic performance on a MacPro tower is just abysmal. I've scoured the web, spent two hour
Re: Premiere CS6 - Much to love... but the performance is killing me
by Michael Gissing 5 years ago
Is SL running in 64 bit or 32
Fixing echoey audio
by Adam Kitter 6 years ago
Hey so this might be futile but I have been surprised from some of the guru's on here in the past so heres my issue. long story short I shot an interview, had the subject mic'ed up, somewhere along th
Re: Fixing echoey audio
by Michael Gissing 5 years ago
There are some VST plugins that might help. The idea of deconvolving reverb hash been around for a while. I recently tested the demo version of this and was impressed. It isn't cheap but it is good. h
FCPX crashed today
by Steve Connor 6 years ago
Only the second time it has since 10.05 came out, I didn't lose any edits. Steve Connor 'It's just my opinion, with an occasional fact thrown in for good measure"
Re: FCPX crashed today
by Dominic Deacon 6 years ago
Not saying this to be snarky or to compare to X at all (which is obviously a young program) but I've just found this remarkable and wanted to note it: I've been using Edius daily since X was released
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Michael Gissing liked this 6 years ago
FCP X Project does not import into Automatic Duck
by Matt DeGennaro 7 years ago
Trying to import a project into Automatic Duck Pro Export FCP to export out OMF files for a sound mix, but it ain't happening. The weird thing is that other projects import just fine - I drag them int
Re: FCP X Project does not import into Automatic Duck
by Michael Gissing 7 years ago
An OMF can have separate or embedded media that will be either wav or aif. So your sound guy probably wanted an OMF with wav formatted media. If you can export the OMF with media non embedded the 2 gi
aspiring video editor
by Andrew Marasco 7 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 video editor
by Michael Gissing 7 years ago
Sean Thomas "Avid, Adobe, Apple - who cares." I do as should any post facility that has to take an editors cut and finish it for broadcast or cinema release. If, as an editor, you don't care about wo
Roles: got 'em to work.
by Mark Morache 7 years ago
Alright, I think I get it. Select clips -- assign role. I can use the minimize button to shrink the tracks that I've already assigned, and then assign (or re-assign) the remaining tracks. Makes sense.
Re: Roles: got 'em to work.
by Michael Gissing 7 years ago
Craig Seeman "It also means Apple will focus on core functions." That's the core of my comment. I can't see OMF export as a non core function. If FCPX couldn't export a quicktime everyone would have
5d prores transcode glitch
by dan smith 8 years ago
Hi There I have a weird issue with some pro-res 422 (HQ) files i have created using log and transfer (in final cut 7 using the canon plugin for log and transfer) from our Canon 5D mkII. The camera is
Re: 5d prores transcode glitch
by Michael Gissing 8 years ago
Not much point in using HQ. Normal ProRes422 is fine for footage coming from a DSLR. Have a search on the Final Cut Pro forum for advice from Gary Adcock about avoiding HQ except for 2k up frame sizes
Canon 5D Mark II Audio Question
by Rory ORear 8 years ago
Hi, I'm currently trying to decide on a good audio set up for my Canon 5D2. What I want is something AGC elimination with two XLR inputs that isn't too unwieldy for both tripod and handheld recording.
Re: Canon 5D Mark II Audio Question
by Michael Gissing 8 years ago
The 5dmk2 firmware upgrade a few months ago got rid of AGC. So using a device that puts noise on track two is no longer necessary. If you need mic powering, then best advice is a small sound devices f
AVCHD FCP 7 Woes
by Kevin Muse 8 years ago
Thru log and transfer I can take the video off the camera easily. Problem is that it shows up as square pixels and upper field in the properties. Dropping the video in a Circ 601, lower field video ch
Re: AVCHD FCP 7 Woes
by Michael Gissing 8 years ago
Is this your main footage or is it to go into an existing SD timeline. Why not edit in HD otherwise and then downconvert the final to SD. There are lots of good ways to do this and a search of the fo
Intensity to mpeg2 capture
by Michael Gissing 9 years ago
I am interested in finding a simple capture option for my father. He wants to capture home videos via composite video to mpeg2 so that he can edit in Vegas and make DVDs without transcoding or captur
DA88 Audio capture with Blackmagic HD Extreme
by Steve Kirkham 9 years ago
Is it possible to somehow hook up a DA88 deck to my Blackmagic HD Extreme Card and capture the audio We have a 5.1 surround sound sent to us on DA88 and to get it capture to WAV AIF files by a facilit
Re: DA88 Audio capture with Blackmagic HD Extreme
by Michael Gissing 9 years ago
Firstly ask the audio facility that did the mix to supply wav or aif files. I have been trying for the past few years to have deliverables changed from DA-88 tape to files, because that's what we all
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