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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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Digital Heaven
by Oliver Peters 2 days ago
Digital Heaven just announced all of its FCPX effects, transitions, and generators are now available for free. https: www.digital-heaven.co.uk freeware - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
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Re: Digital Heaven
by Michael Gissing 2 days ago
Is that all of their FX & plugins I'm not up on what they offer. Do we read anything into that decision like them no longer developing plugins, or no longer doing FCPX stuff
Photoshop alternative?
by David Mathis 2 days ago
Came across this today: https: fxhome.com imerge-pro Appears to be a combination of Lightroom and Photoshop. Thoughts
Re: Photoshop alternative?
by Michael Gissing 2 days ago
Bill Davis "It's a tiny bit like a nodal system ala Resolves color correction - with the user able to stack filter presets onto images" It looks like an interesting program and probably perfect for a
I know this may get some heat ...
by Jeremy Garchow 1 week ago
But Apple SSD prices are down in the new refreshes and across all the Mac lines. The 4TB upgrade option went from $2800 to $1400 in the top spec MBP. It's still a lot of money, but it's a lot less of
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Gregor Queck liked this 1 week ago
Re: I know this may get some heat ...
by Michael Gissing 1 week ago
Isn't it just the general trend for price reduction of SSDs Tech articles from nearly a year ago talked about why SSD prices would reduce dramatically in 2019. https: www.tomshardware.com news ssd-pri
Accusonus ERA 4
by Oliver Peters 3 weeks ago
FYI - If you like low-cost and effective audio plug-ins, Accusonus just released their ERA-4 audio repair bundle. These are really built with editors in mind (not much effort needed to figure out how
Re: Accusonus ERA 4
by Michael Gissing 2 weeks ago
Yes I only download the WIN Studio version directly from BM.
Openness between tools - waning?
by Oliver Peters 3 weeks ago
As each NLE becomes more full-featured in its own right, is open timeline exchange between different products going away or at least being de-emphasized FCPX only allows some exchange thanks to Intell
Re: Openness between tools - waning?
by Michael Gissing 3 weeks ago
Oliver Peters "So unfortunately AAF has never lived up to its potential. That is a common refrain with many attempts at common standards. There have been more successful attempts in the audio world.
I have just ccrashed DaVinci 16
by Terence Christopher 3 weeks ago
I think that I should report an error that I made which cause DaVinci 16 to seize up. I found that one of my partially complete videos had recorded that link to a clip was missing. I thought it would
Re: I have just ccrashed DaVinci 16
by Michael Gissing 3 weeks ago
Here's where Blackmagic wish bug reports to be posted. https: forum.blackmagicdesign.com viewforum.php f=32 Posting here may be of interest to COW readers but will not get back to Blackmagic
Problems when conforming in Davinci from an Avid aaf
by Eirik Nicolai Heim 3 weeks ago
Hi, I am about to grade a 10 episode 20 minutes tv-series shot on a Red Epic W. I have the same camera myself and been grading it a lot, and also been sending XMLs aafs between Premiere FCP to Davinci
Re: Problems when conforming in Davinci from an Avid aaf
by Michael Gissing 3 weeks ago
I did an 8 part series ten months ago with AAFs from AVID. Great care was made to create proxies with matching file names and timecode from the camera originals before editing started. Usually I would
Still image animation
by Saul Emilio 4 weeks ago
Hello, I am a seasoned Avid, FCP 7 & Premiere (and After Effects) editor. Trying Resolve for the first time on a real project. I'm having problems with creating a simple "Ken Burns" effect on a still
Re: Still image animation
by Michael Gissing 3 weeks ago
I use the studio version and an NVIDIA GPU with more grunt and particularly more RAM. 2 gig is lean for a GPU. Regardless, it should work. Do you have Playback Render Cache smart on If not it will qui
resolutions (4:3)
by Justin Murphy 4 weeks ago
I'm trying to export an animation that I made frame by frame in an 1920 x 1440 resolution however when doing so DaVinci does not give me an option for 4:3 standard definition so it comes out very ugly
Re: resolutions (4:3)
by Michael Gissing 4 weeks ago
720 x 576 is 4:3SD PAL ans is an export option. You are trying to make a 4:3 HD resolution which is non standard.
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NTSC aspect ratio appears differently in Edit and Color pages: why???
by Michael McCune 1 month ago
An original DVD disk VOB file was transcoded by Media Encoder into a tif sequence for video editing. This tif sequence loads into Resolve and everything seems to work except that the Edit page and the
Re: NTSC aspect ratio appears differently in Edit and Color pages: why???
by Michael Gissing 1 month ago
In clip attributes it is advisable to first set the correct pixel aspect on the clip. Multiple clips with the same attributes can be selected and the attributes changed on all. I make sure those attri
Which bit depth does DaVinci Resolve grade in?
by Juan Juig 6 months ago
Hello, when grading in DaVinci resolve, the values on the scopes are displayed on the scale from 0 - 1023, meaning that colours are previewed as 10bit. Does DaVinci always previews colours this way If
Re: Which bit depth does DaVinci Resolve grade in?
by Michael Gissing 1 month ago
Sergio Parrella " So does this mean that I don't need to transcode my 8-bit 4:2:0 h.264 file to DNX ProRes Cineform to get Resolve to process it in a greater bit depth " Yes. Resolve does colour proc
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Relinking audio incorrectly
by Connor Sassmannshausen 1 month ago
I've encountered this a few times with my team. When we open a project, it's relinked the audio automatically but to the wrong source. Even when we close it without saving and try again it does the sa
Re: Relinking audio incorrectly
by Michael Gissing 1 month ago
Audio linking is still an ongoing problem. I'm keen to use Fairlight more but at the moment I ask for an OMF or AAF and use my old Fairlight standalone software because it just works better.
Putting text into timeline
by Terence Christopher 1 month ago
I find that if I enter text into the time line rather than overlaying it over a video that it causes desynchronisation of the audio track even if they are supposedly locked. I did not intend to put an
Re: Putting text into timeline
by Michael Gissing 1 month ago
Are you inserting a png, tiff or jpeg of the text into the Video track I'm trying to work out what you are doing. If you are inserting anything into the timeline you have to make sure the audio tracks
Finishing a project from Resolve - Master and DCP
by Greta Mabral 2 months ago
Dear all, I am color correcting my first video in Resolve and I have a few questions for you. Being still quite unexperienced please forgive my confusion. My question and my workflow. I shot some foot
Re: Finishing a project from Resolve - Master and DCP
by Michael Gissing 2 months ago
Threads are your CPU threads. To make it as quick as possible use all of them XYZ is required for DCP. Can I just say that the world of DCP delivery is not for the faint hearted. Understanding the bas
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New NEAT Video V5 for Resolve
by Sascha Engel 2 months ago
Hi, Anybody also purchased already NEAT V5 for Resolve (New version specially made for DaVinci, not the OFX plug in) I am having awful experience with it: It does a much much worse job than the OFX V4
Re: New NEAT Video V5 for Resolve
by Michael Gissing 2 months ago
Thanks Sacha. Always good to hear opinions from users
white background issue....FCP 7
by Brad McAllister 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months 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 2 months 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
Lost in the Mojave Desert
by David Butterfield 3 months ago
A well-meaning person updated the OS on my MBP and thus neutralized my cherished FCP 6 and 7. I was still using these classics and have projects there that I need to update or draw from. Before I try
Re: Lost in the Mojave Desert
by Michael Gissing 3 months ago
If you convert your FCP 6 7 projects to XML they can be loaded into both Premiere and Resolve. Some effects, grades and plugins will need to be redone with newer equivalents. Text generators will come
samsung s9+ video footage to be edited in FCP7
by raju bhai 4 months ago
Hi, my footage off the samsung phone is h.264, HD 1920 by 1080, 59.04 fps. Of course when i drop this into a fresh FCP7 timeline, it says "error", so it won't even attempt to create the proper sequenc
Re: samsung s9+ video footage to be edited in FCP7
by Michael Gissing 4 months ago
It would be so much easier to use Resolve or Premiere which can work with this natively. Resolve has a free version which is capable of this. Portrait can be edited in landscape and then reoriented.
Audio duration 1 frame too short
by Carles Vila 4 months ago
Hi, i've been seaching forums and the web but cannot find if this is a known issue bug or if it's something related to my system I'm using FCP 7.0.3. When i import audio files into final cut , some of
Re: Audio duration 1 frame too short
by Michael Gissing 4 months ago
All your files are actually 24 not 23.976 (or 23.98 as FCP calls it) And your timeline is also exactly 24 too If any files are flagged as 23.98 by Cinema Tools you can change their metadata to 24 if t
Questions on converting Legacy & footage?
by Jerry Jones 4 months ago
I understand how the most recent FCP X software converts older footage that is in a current FCPX library. MY QUESTION Is there a way to convert footage projects that are not loaded in FCPX I've alread
Re: Questions on converting Legacy & footage?
by Michael Gissing 4 months ago
The FCPX forum is here - https: forums.creativecow.net fcpx You are more likely to find answers there as this forum deals with FCP7 and earlier legacy versions.
Migrating reference monitor from Resolve 11 to 14 and it ain't working
by Hugh Murray 2 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 2 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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Michael Gissing liked this 2 years ago
News: Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
by Cow News Droid 3 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 3 years ago
Re: News: Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
by Michael Gissing 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 years ago
FCP X Project does not import into Automatic Duck
by Matt DeGennaro 8 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 8 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 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 video editor
by Michael Gissing 8 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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
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