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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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Vectorscope and WFM levels for day for night
by Richard Swearinger 2 days ago
Color gurus!! In a day-for-night exterior sequence what levels should I aim for in Resolve when I adjust my highlights, mids and shadows The goal is make the scene read as nighttime while at the same
Re: Vectorscope and WFM levels for day for night
by Michael Gissing 11 hours ago
In a presentation to the ACS society (Australia), experienced DP John Seale tells of his experience shooting day for night on Mad Max Fury Road. On the advice from his DIT, he overexposed shooting wit
FCP 7 to Premiere Pro CC 2018
by Tudor Applen 6 days ago
So I have this ancient project from more than a decade ago. Back in 2009, I got dis-heartened and didn't complete a personal project despite a huge investment. Fast forward to now... My wife wants to
Re: FCP 7 to Premiere Pro CC 2018
by Michael Gissing 6 days ago
Resolve is free and can be used to batch convert DVCPro to DNx or ProRes (on a Mac) or it can be used to do the edit without transcoding as it reads DVCPro files.
Off The Tracks review
by Oliver Peters 1 week ago
An interesting critique: https: www.redsharknews.com post item 5846-off-the-tracks-fcp-x,-for-all-its-brilliance,-has-always-been-divisive-it-still-is,-according-to-roland-denning - Oliver Oliver Pete
Re: Off The Tracks review
by Michael Gissing 1 week ago
I reckon this thread has totally gone "off the track". Hardly unusual if we are too quick to line up behind our partisan flags. Hardly a debate though, just nay-saying.
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Resolve 15 Interlacing Issue During Export
by Lillian Young 1 week ago
I have a clip that's rendering as interlaced. The source clip is not interlaced. The source clip is ProRes 422 4K 30fps I tried to render it with these specs as well as ProRes 422 HQ and 444. I checke
Re: Resolve 15 Interlacing Issue During Export
by Michael Gissing 1 week ago
Resolve is reluctant to change certain settings like frame rate after a project starts. So all the more important to get settings right before starting the edit. Happy to help
Blackmagic RAW
by Craig Seeman 1 month ago
Blackmagic RAW. Perhaps it's their "answer" to ProRes RAW. Of course we can debate FCPX implementation. https: www.youtube.com watch v=Fc8q_3ot3lQ
Re: Blackmagic RAW
by Michael Gissing 3 weeks ago
Tony West "The fs7 hasn't left much room for the ursa to operate these days. Just what I see out there these days." All depends on the market place. I recently needed to organise a multi camera shoot
FCP X hits 3.5 Million users?
by Bill Davis 1 month ago
Atomos CEO Jeromy Young says so in a live interview from the IBC Floor. Slip of the tongue Judge for yourself. If true, that s kinda crazy growth acceleration. https: m.youtube.com watch v=OvKw3msZ6h0
Re: FCP X hits 3.5 Million users?
by Michael Gissing 4 weeks ago
Oliver Peters "I guess the thought is to focus on tools they'll likely encounter in the professional film, TV and media world." I was asked to do a four hour tutorial on Resolve at a local college to
Davinci Resolve Studio 15 - stable, freezed noise/grain?
by Ilona Konovalcika 1 month ago
Hello, I m wondering - is it possible somehow to freeze noise grain in Davinci I need it not quite for a film effect, more for prevent banding. I already tried "Film Grain" but it is not static (or I
Re: Davinci Resolve Studio 15 - stable, freezed noise/grain?
by Michael Gissing 4 weeks ago
The very definition of noise or grain is that it varies and is random. Why do you want a frozen frame of grain or noise Not sure why you would prefer that to actual noise that moves to mask banding.
The best Compositing overview you've ever seen, from our very own Simon Ubsdell
by Tim Wilson 1 month ago
While I've posted this in the admin section of the forum, I wanted to draw your attention to this one in particular because Simon is so very much "one of us", and because we're nerds, and as much as a
Re: The best Compositing overview you've ever seen, from our very own Simon Ubsdell
by Michael Gissing 1 month ago
Fascinating to see the maths at work. Looking forward to actually understanding alpha even though I work with it often.
fcp _7 to Resolve 15 taking over Hollywood
by Ricardo Marty 1 month ago
Very interesting meet. https: www.youtube.com watch v=3WM1iokfJRA Ricardo Marty
Re: fcp _7 to Resolve 15 taking over Hollywood
by Michael Gissing 1 month ago
Great to see industry pros who get the enormity of what Blackmagic are doing.
Recommended Laptops of DaVinci Resolve
by Isaac Skirton 1 month ago
Hi, Does anyone have any recommended laptops that for DaVinci Resolve 15 I'm from the UK and have a budget of 1500- 2000 ($2000-$2600) Thanks!
Re: Recommended Laptops of DaVinci Resolve
by Michael Gissing 1 month ago
I recommend reading the configuration guide on the Blackmagic support page. Depending on what you wish to use Resolve for you will need thunderbolt to run outboard I O and external GPU to get performa
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Automate to sequence?
by Murat Egretli 1 month ago
There is a tool in Premiere Pro called Automate to Sequence. With this tool you can add markers to the music and then add videos to those markers automatically. It's handy. Is there a way to do this i
Re: Automate to sequence?
by Michael Gissing 1 month ago
Unless there is a third party plugin, it is not a function in Resolve.
That same old question...
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
It seems to pop up every so often here and other apps. How do you folks deal with projectors and media players I get to see my work maybe once or twice a year in public venues so experience is lacking
Re: That same old question...
by Michael Gissing 2 months ago
Eric Santiago "I have had great success just using VLC with ProRes444 files on an MPB." Personally I would not choose ProRes4444 as a playback codec. I have had numerous issues over the years with ga
subtitle workflow -> feature request
by Andi Winter 2 months ago
dear bm! i am beginning to use the new subtitle feature on an actual job, and so far it works quite well. it is most def simpler than my old import belle nuit, render tiffs, export edl, import tiffs w
Re: subtitle workflow -> feature request
by Michael Gissing 2 months ago
I don't think this forum is going to be the best way to pass on feature requests to BM. I'm sure they would like to get feedback. There was a process for that during the beta stage and I'm sure there
Newbie question - sharing projects across platforms
by John Hong 2 months ago
Can you work on a project cross-platform Create a project on a Mac Resolve system, but continue working on it on a Windows Resolve system
Re: Newbie question - sharing projects across platforms
by Michael Gissing 2 months ago
Yes and Linux as well. The software is cross platform.
Accidental File Move
by Joe McAdam 3 months 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 months 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
How can I stop a macOs High Sierra update? I still need to use Final Cut Pro 7!
by Jan Laidlaw 3 months 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 3 months 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 to extract audio from MXF file
by Louis Basslines 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 4 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
Migrating reference monitor from Resolve 11 to 14 and it ain't working
by Hugh Murray 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 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 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 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 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 9 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 9 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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