Sound & picture post facility. Fairlight Xynergi for audio & Resolve for picture post.
February 19th 2008
720P timeline to 1080i output by Niklas Wikman 1 day ago Still using FCP 7... ;-) PAL setup. So, I have a LOT of sequences that are shot and edited in 1080i25. Now, some of the footage sequences are shot in 720P50. Final output is SD DVD. SInce I'd like to
How is grading in Resolve better? by Mike Thomas 1 day ago My grading experience is limited to using the basic tools found in most NLE's. I'm looking for reasons that Resolve is better in this department than say Sony Vegas which has a lot if not all the same
Re: How is grading in Resolve better? by Michael Gissing 1 day ago As the Edit and Fairlight sound pages develop, Resolve will be a viable alternative edit tool to Vegas but a better grade tool. Potentially a better sound tool as well but I am a Fairlight user so I k
More "demystification"... by Bill Davis 2 weeks ago I'm trying to stay out of this because in both software engineering and color theory - I'm pretty much an idiot. I'm just an end user, and HAPPY to be one. But this has blown up so much - that I'm fas
Re: More "demystification"... by Michael Gissing 1 week ago Bill Davis "It REALLY felt like another "here we go again" on this subject to me: Magnetic Timeline: READY-FIRE-AIM Trackless Audio: READY-FIRE-AIM NOW it's "Apple has screwed up color correction in
So many ways to color correct... by Duke Sweden 2 weeks ago Every time I go on Youtube these videos pop up on how to Color Correct in DaVinci Resolve. They all involve different methods. Curves, color wheels, etc. I was wondering, is it a matter of whatever yo
Re: So many ways to color correct... by Michael Gissing 1 week ago Marc Wielage "BTW, whenever I'm asked, I always tell clients not to shoot at a rate greater than 5:1" I agree but there is a certain doco mindset that says " I have the budget for UHD and want to sho
Demystification: A Parable by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago Imagine, if you will, an apartment building. It has roughly 25 and a half floors (probably designed originally by Charlie Kaufman, who knows ), but only around 20 of these floors are actually used by
Gpu by Dan Davis 2 weeks ago Hi all, Sorry not really a user question but more of a will has it worked for you. Currently using a Nvidia Quadro 4000 for Resolve and it's had it's day not least because it's not supported on 14. I'
Re: Gpu by Michael Gissing 2 weeks ago Fair enough. The fact Blackmagic are warning that older cards are not compatible is cause for me to pay attention.
Why worry about color wheels... by Scott Witthaus 2 weeks ago when Nvidia will have AI doing all that anyway. Color correction will be simple compared to composing orchestral music: https: blogs.nvidia.com blog 2017 12 07 titan-v-launch Scott Witthaus Senior Edi
Re: Why worry about color wheels... by Michael Gissing 2 weeks ago Tero Ahlfors "It's not "why has no one made X" You have to be careful using a capital X. Around here that means FCPX. I am sure you are using it differently but zealots may descend on you like a rave
The Color Wheels Mystery - Demystified by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago Here is a follow-up video that brings together some of the points Oliver and I have tried to explain on this forum and also offers a clearer explanation of the how and why of what we are seeing. https
FCP7 Projects as Archives - what now? by Bob Cole 3 months ago I get it: FCP7 is going away at last. But very often I have to open up an old FCP7 project simply as a means of tapping my archive of old graphics and clips. When a client asks about an old show and w
3rd Monitor on a Cheese Grater Mac by Trevor Ambrose 3 months ago Hey folks, I'm a television editor and currently I am editing on Avid in a 2-monitor set-up. One monitor has my bins and workspace and the other is used for full screen. I'm trying to figure out how t
Re: 3rd Monitor on a Cheese Grater Mac by Michael Gissing 3 months ago AJA or Decklink cards are the usual way to get a full frame picture out of any computer to a TV, so your graphics card can drive a standard two monitor editing setup. But being Avid I don't know if li
New to FCP by Chance Pataki 3 months ago I just got Final Cut Studio. I'm running an imac OS 10.6.8 with plenty of HD space and over 100 gig of available memory. I installed the first installation DVD with no problems. When asked to insert t
Re: New to FCP by Michael Gissing 3 months ago Well it's been a long time since I did an install, but from distant memory you might have to put disk one back in when it prompts. Might seem unusual but try following the prompts. Did you do that and
Turning 30fps audio into 29.97 audio by Dan McGuire 3 months ago I have a timeline that is 29.97 fps and I just got back a .WAV file of a mix that I believe was created with a framerate of 30fps. (it might be that I outputted the AMF files at a 30 frame rate.) That
Strange thing about vid rate by Dan McGuire 4 months ago I have a prores clip that the FCP vid rate column tells me is 29.97, but when I open the same clip in QT the info window says it is 23.98. Anyone know why
Offline // Online workflow for FCPX by Liz Parham 2 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 2 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
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
Fixing echoey audio by Adam Kitter 5 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 5 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 5 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
aspiring video editor by Andrew Marasco 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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