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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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Final Cut Pro 7 and Zoom H5 Not Syncing
by Rebecca Barnes 18 hours ago
Hi there, I'm attempting to fix a problem with my Zoom H5. Please note that I'm really new at this! I bought this Zoom H5 and a great mic, hoping to finally have good sound, but the audio starts drift
Re: Final Cut Pro 7 and Zoom H5 Not Syncing
by Michael Gissing 15 hours ago
https: forums.creativecow.net readpost 8 1188747 Common problem over the past decade. Search sync drift.
FCP X - steady as she goes.
by Bill Davis 1 week ago
I really have nothing important to say here. Since I've posted a couple of OT threads contributing nothing about how X actually functions... I'll spend today (Sunday) doing 20 pages of narration work
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David Mathis liked this 1 week ago
Re: FCP X - steady as she goes.
by Michael Gissing 2 days ago
Michael Hancock "Depending on what you're doing in the first node, you probably only need 2 nodes." I sometimes do just the 2 nodes but I often like to disable nodes to look at cumulative grade work
Clip Skimmer
by Steve Connor 3 days ago
I've been spending some time with beta 7 of Resolve, which I'm really enjoying, definitely going to use it as my video and audio finishing tool alongside FCPX. But I did notice that it has clip skimmi
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David Mathis liked this 2 days ago
Re: Clip Skimmer
by Michael Gissing 3 days ago
Skimming is in Version 12, possibly earlier but I can't say for sure when it appeared. When looking at the thumbnail mode, you can skim. In list mode when you select a clip a strip appears at the top
Apple making TV - how much FCPX
by Oliver Peters 3 days ago
Interesting post by Alex here: http: alex4d.com notes item apple-1bn-making-tv-how-much-on-fcpx-post My own take is that Apple can't really push FCPX to these producers without true workflow collabora
Re: Apple making TV - how much FCPX
by Michael Gissing 3 days ago
When I look at Netflix, it is full of content shot on Alexa and other non prescribed cameras. They may push for their original content to use 4k+ cameras but they certainly do acquisition of content n
Voice overs in 14 with Fairlight?
by Kevin Duffey 1 week ago
Hey all, I am probably missing something obvious, but what is the best way to be able to visually watch the video while recording voice overs using Fairlight I seem to go to Fairlight tab and cant see
Re: Voice overs in 14 with Fairlight?
by Michael Gissing 5 days ago
Beta7 I note has a lot of Fairlight features listed in the update so it might be worth checking it out.
Log and Transfer ERROR Message in FCP7
by Richard Leko 2 weeks ago
Hi everyone, I'm editing a 4K music video that was shot on the Canon 1D @ 50fps for slow motion, in Final Cut Pro 7 (FCP7). I've used MPEG Streamclip to convert to ProRes 4444 4K as well as a 1080 Pro
Re: Log and Transfer ERROR Message in FCP7
by Michael Gissing 2 weeks ago
If you shot 50fps to get slo mo then conforming to 25 is OK. The big question with workflow is are you going back to the camera originals to conform 4k If so what software is doing the 4k version. Hon
replacing green screen color on FCP7?
by raju bhai 2 weeks ago
Hello, I have a bunch of shots i filmed with the band in front of a green screen for a music video. However for a few of the shots i am not chroma keying any images behind the band because i prefer th
Re: replacing green screen color on FCP7?
by Michael Gissing 2 weeks ago
A key is a key.
No audio with my HD video clips in Resolve
by Frans Meijs 3 weeks ago
I recently downloaded and installed the free Resolve version 12.5.6 and started to use it. I use the Canon Legria HD video camera HFG25 and until now used the Adobe Premiere programme to produce a vid
Re: No audio with my HD video clips in Resolve
by Michael Gissing 3 weeks ago
I looked up the camera and it is Dolby AC3 so it will not play on a version earlier than Resolve14beta6. To run this you need a graphics card with CUDA like NVIDIA to run the program. What is your gra
strange behaviour
by Rob Dunford 3 weeks ago
I don't use FCP7 that much, but I was asked to sync up some dual sound files with the video. The crew had done a clapper at the front and end of the ten minute clips. The audio was recorded on an SD55
Re: strange behaviour
by Michael Gissing 3 weeks ago
Pardon my brusque response Rob & Robert but this was such a common issue that I must have answered this thousands of times on this forum. There used to be an FAQ with many common questions answered. W
Dailies in Resolve - mixing footage
by Neal Boyle 3 weeks ago
Hi All, Question from newbie to DVR. I m about to prep dailies for a documentary project. Most of the footage was shot in HD 1920 x 1080. Dramatized elements were shot in 4k. The question is - do I ne
Re: Dailies in Resolve - mixing footage
by Michael Gissing 3 weeks ago
I would make dailies in 1080p 25 not SD PAL. After you edit and bring it back into Resolve you may have rescaling issues when you relink to the originals. I presume the finish is 1080. SD anamorphic h
Do you know of a screen shake plugin?
by David Gottardi 3 weeks ago
I can't find anything other than sapphire, which is expensive, and I only need one feature. Or if there are no plugins, how can I make a screen shake
Re: Do you know of a screen shake plugin?
by Michael Gissing 3 weeks ago
I've got Boris Continuum 10 plug ins. Not cheap but also not very expensive considering the range of plugins. There is a camera shake plugin in the package. Apart from the excellent idea from Joseph,
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DCP issues for a newbie
by Adriano Castaldini 3 months ago
Hi everyone, I'm in a big trouble: I've made a video with Davinci in Prores4444 1920*1080 @25fps (pal) using Rec.709 as color space. It was clearly video oriented. Now, the video has been selected for
Re: DCP issues for a newbie
by Michael Gissing 3 weeks ago
Aaron Owen "The problem with this approach is that this isn't a universally recognized format." The problem with the universally recognised format is most theatres that I supplied in Australia couldn
Must force quit DaVinci Resolve 14b5 on El Capitan
by Russ Johnson 1 month ago
Hi, Running Mac OS 10.11.6; early 2008 MacPro; 2 x 2.8 Ghz quad; 24GB ram; hacked GTX 480 MP (1536mb); BMD Mini Monitor. I like Resolve 14 a lot, "Go BMD!!!" Would like to dump Adobe CC. However, I mu
Re: Must force quit DaVinci Resolve 14b5 on El Capitan
by Michael Gissing 4 weeks ago
Russ Johnson "BTW, thank you for your interest and the sole response to my query." There are many of us here who use Linux or Windows versions. Or haven't jumped into beta 14 yet as we are mid projec
The 2nd GPU... it does nothing!!
by Blase Theodore 4 weeks ago
Aside from my display-only GPU, I have two TitanX's in a Cubix, connected to a Mac Tower. (resolve 12.5, 10.11, latest nvidia, cuda, etc..) The second X does nothing at all. Testing with simple prores
Re: The 2nd GPU... it does nothing!!
by Michael Gissing 4 weeks ago
Resolve Studio or the free version You didn't state if it was the free which only uses one GPU.
Capturing live stream
by Michael Gissing 3 months ago
Not exactly a FCP thing but I figure my smart cow friends might know how to solve this problem. My colleague has permission to record a live stream from a court case to use in a documentary. She has a
Re: Capturing live stream
by Michael Gissing 3 months ago
It is a court feed and the url is not for publication. I'm presuming mp4 and I've been told it's 720p @25fps. It goes on for days so my friend needs to be able to keep an eye on it and trigger recordi
News: Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
by Cow News Droid 11 months 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 11 months ago
Re: News: Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
by Michael Gissing 11 months 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 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 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
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Michael Gissing liked this 5 years ago
The SuperApp? A current Smoke user's take...
by David Jahns 5 years ago
As a long time FCP user, and now currently a recent Smoke-Mac user, I've been swamped with discussion about the new version. I started to write a post here during NAB, then it became a longer article,
Re: The SuperApp? A current Smoke user's take...
by Michael Gissing 5 years ago
Thanks for the thoughts and insight. Exciting times indeed.
Smoke is changing- into Final Cut Extreme
by Derek Andonian 5 years ago
So I went to the legacy FCP forum to see if anything was being said over there about the CS6 update, and while I was there I found an interesting thread by Walter Biscardi about the smoke transformati
Re: Smoke is changing- into Final Cut Extreme- New Features Page?
by Michael Gissing 5 years ago
Robert Brown "My condolences to those who paid the $17K." Surely the first test of how Autodesk treats customers will be how they deal with this inequity. Obviously a free upgrade for anyone who boug
FCP X Project does not import into Automatic Duck
by Matt DeGennaro 6 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 6 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 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 8 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 8 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 8 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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