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Michael Gissing

Sound & picture post facility. Fairlight Xynergi for audio & Resolve for picture post.
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February 19th 2008
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iZotope RX8 Removes Direct FCPX Plug-In Support
by Craig Seeman 3 weeks ago
iZotope RX8 Removes direct FCPX support. I inquired about this and received the following from their support. Some of the changes involved with the processing upgrades have made it a bit harder for Fi
Re: iZotope RX8 Removes Direct FCPX Plug-In Support
by Michael Gissing 3 weeks ago
Not sure about this version but RX7 works in Fairlight & Resolve. I'm sure there are plenty of host that support VST2 & 3 so there are likely many more compatible hosts. Not sure what the issue is wit
Sidebar....Switch
by Rich Rubasch 3 weeks ago
Hey Oliver....I see you mentioned Switch in the FCP update thread. Can you tell us how you use Switch in your day to day workflow Is it indispensable to your workflows Any specific features you don't
Re: Sidebar....Switch
by Michael Gissing 3 weeks ago
Oliver Peters "A few of the editors mentioned it highly. It's a free download with donation requested. Seems pretty full-featured and it's 64-bit Windows and Mac." And Linux. It's working on my Linux
How do i remove audio from imported video
by dave bastard 3 weeks ago
everywhere i looked i found reference to unlinking sound..... let me explain... I took a video on my iphone, its full of wind noise, I want to "detach" audio and then delete it like to do in filmora 9
Re: How do i remove audio from imported video
by Michael Gissing 3 weeks ago
Here's a few more ways - right click on the clip in the edit page and untick link, then select & delete the audio only. Lock the video track and select the audio and hit delete. Go to the Fairlight pa
FCPX 10.4.9 is out!
by Jay Soriano 4 weeks ago
Catalina not required. https: www.apple.com newsroom 2020 08 final-cut-pro-x-updated-with-significant-workflow-improvements FCPX 10.4.9 Overview by Felipe Baez: https: www.youtube.com watch v=tfdPufrp
Re: FCPX 10.4.9 is out!
by Michael Gissing 4 weeks ago
Resolve has issued a new point update (16.2.6) so that the new fcpxml1.9 is supported. One less thing to worry about. BM sure are quick off the mark. I must say I'm a bit puzzled by the idea that Sony
Copy and paste audio snippets
by Jim Lightfoot 4 weeks ago
I have some background audio that has some wind noise and other disturbances. Its an ambient piece and I want to try just copying and pasting bits of adjoining good audio and see if I can blend them i
Re: Copy and paste audio snippets
by Michael Gissing 4 weeks ago
Fairlight page. It only copies audio and so being linked to video is not going to change your video track like on the Edit page or force a clumsy workaround. Fairlight also shows you layers (which you
Copy and Paste Text Settings?
by Paul Libman 1 month ago
Hi All, I'm a music composer, new to DaVinci Resolve and new to video editing. I'm having a lot of fun with this brilliant program putting together a video of a song I wrote. Having edited together th
Re: Copy and Paste Text Settings?
by Michael Gissing 1 month ago
Simon Ubsdell "Select all the title clips on your timeline by lassoing them.Then edit one of the instances and they will all update accordingly." I am doing some titles at the moment so I just checke
Organizing a massive project
by Mike Thomas 1 month ago
Brand new to Resolve and shooting a feature film soon. I need to understand how to organize the movie by "scenes". I'm switching from Sony Vegas where is was so simple. In Vegas each scene is saved as
Re: Organizing a massive project
by Michael Gissing 1 month ago
All NLE software approaches the same task with slightly different methodology. Vegas is probably the odd one out. Having multiple timelines, stacking them and also using compound clips is how many edi
Where to download Final Cut Pro 7
by Fay Gartenberg 1 month ago
Hello, Does anyone know where you can download FCP7 software I don't have a disk drive to install anymore. Thanks!
Re: Where to download Final Cut Pro 7
by Michael Gissing 1 month ago
FCP7 was EOLd so long ago. Unless someone has turned the disks into iso images and uploaded them, you might find it easier to buy an external CD DVD Rom drive that plugs into a usb port and install fr
Moire in rising mist shoot
by Jim Lightfoot 1 month ago
I did some timelapse shots of rising fog on a DSLR and it looks OK when I run the video in QuickTime but there is substantial moire when I preview it in DR 12 and then on TV. I didn't change the frame
Re: Moire in rising mist shoot
by Michael Gissing 1 month ago
H264. Likely the 8 bit problem. Resolve settings are fine except you should be using 1080p not PsF. Also weird that the pixel aspect is reporting 1440 x 810. Likely just quicktime players inability to
Pls sign this petition to add ProRes Raw to Resolve
by Geoff Johnston 2 months ago
Hi people, if you could sign this petition it would mean a lot to me and I'm sure to many others too. Let's get ProRes Raw into Resolve and put an end to these silly corporate wars. Cheers! http: chng
Re: Pls sign this petition to add ProRes Raw to Resolve
by Michael Gissing 2 months ago
My experience differs. I work in documentary and never see any ProResRAW from Sony or Canon cameras just the internal XAVC H264, 265 variants. ProRes RAW requires an external recorder and as far as I
Can I use a full mix and M+E track to extract clean dialogue ?
by Nick Meyers 2 months ago
the topic says it all really: i have an old archived show with no dialogue stems. there are however 2 tracks of a full mix, and 2 more tracks of an M+E. would there be some clever phase trick to get j
Re: Can I use a full mix and M+E track to extract clean dialogue ?
by Michael Gissing 2 months ago
Phase might work to some degree if the two tracks are sample accurate and you can line up the files to be sample accurate. I can't remember of FCP7 can do audio phase reverse. I seem to remember it wa
BMD Camera Update
by David Mathis 2 months ago
Blackmagic Design is at it again with a 12K camera! That is not a typo. Of course, there are good announcements in the video. https: www.youtube.com watch v=sV8iFzpuecA I am an Avid fan of making the
Re: BMD Camera Update
by Michael Gissing 2 months ago
Interesting discussion thanks Oliver.
Avoiding duplicate frames
by Ben Pokorny 2 months ago
First post on here. So I'm working on coloring about 21 edits, each with a lot of the same shots, but slightly different heads and tails, is there any way, either on import of the EDLs or with the tim
Re: Avoiding duplicate frames
by Michael Gissing 2 months ago
Best you have a good read of ColorTrace in the manual. Having graded one timeline, you can transfer the grades based on matching media to other timelines. There are other ways such as editing the comm
Broadcast safe limiting
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
I understand about setting up broadcast safe in color mgmt, viewing exceptions, and adjusting clips to end up with legal levels. However, is there any sort of brickwall video limiter built into Resolv
Re: Broadcast safe limiting
by Michael Gissing 2 months ago
Oliver, I've delivered lots to broadcasters from Resolve and by setting output to Video levels, I've never had a tech reject for color gamut or luma levels outside broadcast safe. Resolve seems to do
Is filmmaking still an option?
by Isaac David Quesada 5 months ago
I have spent my professional life following a long term plan to build my career as a filmmaker while, at the same time, being able to pay the bills. But now I find myself in a situation where film is
Re: Is filmmaking still an option?
by Michael Gissing 5 months ago
I'm glad I'm at the end rather than the beginning of a career. However, if I was starting out then the new is normal so I would just accept it and find a way to work within it. If I didn't like it I w
Offloading .mov footage from a SDXC card into FCP 7
by Dina Moeller 6 months ago
hi- I just purchased a Panasonic HC-X1. I did some test recordings on a card in the .mov format. I shot in 4K, UHD and FHD. I have another Panny that uses P2 cards and would offload to my Desktop and
Re: Offloading .mov footage from a SDXC card into FCP 7
by Michael Gissing 6 months ago
Log & Transfer only works on codecs that were in action eight years ago and also needed camera manufacturers support. Eventually you will have to choose an alternative to FCP7 that handles modern code
FCP7 exporting to XML
by David Hardberger 8 months ago
I am exporting a 16 minute project to XML. It appears on the desktop as an XML but when I open it, it comes up as a PBEM Game file. Has anyone else had this problem David Hardberger
Re: FCP7 exporting to XML
by Michael Gissing 8 months ago
The xml is designed to be read by other NLE software. Usually it opens in a browser if you just click on it. Unless you need to edit the xml outside FCP there is no need to 'open' it from the saved fi
Quicktime movie issue
by Rick Neely 1 year ago
Hey guys, this is more of a quicktime issue, but maybe you can help. 6 years ago I made a simple 8 channel quicktime mov for a colleague. Basically it was :30 mov with 8 discrete channels of audio (di
Re: Quicktime movie issue
by Michael Gissing 12 months ago
Resolve can output a video file with multiple audio channels. Quicktime is basically dead and QT10 player is dreadful. Your friend might have better luck testing audio gear using polywav files which c
white background issue....FCP 7
by Brad McAllister 1 year ago
For some reason, my white background is not showing 100% intensity once it is placed on the timeline. Although I have checked the scopes to see the intensity it is outputting 100%, but why does it do
Re: white background issue....FCP 7
by Michael Gissing 1 year ago
I wonder of a search of the forum would have unearthed your stock answer Shane. Nice to see you have access to them and still need to post them. Will Legend never die
old QT movie won't open, says "converting": Apple compressor for FCP7?
by raju bhai 1 year ago
Hi, I have an old quicktime movie file, from over a decade ago. It won't open. Everytime i click on it it says "converting" with a progress bar. But it never finishes converting, just gets stuck. I ha
Re: old QT movie won't open, says "converting": Apple compressor for FCP7?
by Michael Gissing 1 year ago
Is it also possible it is a reference file not self contained If so it might be looking for missing media.
How to selectively remove Video attributes in Final Cut Pro 7?
by Mark Ivey 1 year ago
Hi, I'm new to the forum. I am using FCP7 and really just getting acquainted with navigation and etc. but catching on quickly. One very simple task however has got me stumped and I cannot find an answ
Re: How to selectively remove Video attributes in Final Cut Pro 7?
by Michael Gissing 1 year ago
Yes I remember when Cubase came out. I had pioneered digital audio location recording in 1984 and was using a combination of PCM encoders with Umatic machines and timecode locked MIDI sequencers on th
Transcoding miniDV format to something smaller and more viewable...?
by Thad Bennington 1 year ago
Hello everyone, I am in the process of capturing old miniDV tapes (and VHS tapes through my miniDV deck), which results in DV formatted files (720 x 480 (640x480), Millions 16-bit integer (Little Endi
Re: Transcoding miniDV format to something smaller and more viewable...?
by Michael Gissing 1 year ago
If your DV tapes were 4:3 anamorphic to capture a 16:9 frame, then you need to transcode to a pixel aspect that is 16:9. So 480 9 x 16 is 854. That's a 16:9 square pixel aspect not 640 x 480. If you t
Migrating reference monitor from Resolve 11 to 14 and it ain't working
by Hugh Murray 3 years 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 3 years 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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News: Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
by Cow News Droid 4 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 4 years ago
Re: News: Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
by Michael Gissing 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 8 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 8 years ago
Is SL running in 64 bit or 32
Fixing echoey audio
by Adam Kitter 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 years ago
FCP X Project does not import into Automatic Duck
by Matt DeGennaro 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 11 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 11 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
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