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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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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
Re: 720P timeline to 1080i output
by Michael Gissing 1 day ago
DVD is PAL so make your timeline SD ProRes 720 x 576 anamorphic 25i. From memory Fields Kit reinterlace plugin might convert the 50p into 25i.
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
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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
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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
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How does Resolve handle gopro footage and de-fisheye-ing it?
by Mark Suszko 1 week ago
I've got 24 frame 4k go pro footage and am wondering if Resolve can "flatten" it easily or not. Is it a built-in effect or would I have to mess around with a number of settings in Transforms
Re: How does Resolve handle gopro footage and de-fisheye-ing it?
by Michael Gissing 1 week ago
Have a look in the inspector section on the edit page. Scroll down and lens correction is built in. Once you put it on one shot you can copy and paste attributes to multiple shots.
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
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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
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David Mathis liked this 1 week ago
Re: Demystification: A Parable
by Michael Gissing 2 weeks ago
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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
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David Lawrence liked this 2 weeks ago
Re: The Color Wheels Mystery - Demystified
by Michael Gissing 2 weeks ago
Simon Ubsdell "Where would we be without the "magical" properties of One and Zero " As long as you don't divide by zero.
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Compressor 3x crash service down - Any solutions yet?
by Christopher McDonell 2 months ago
I've been dealing with this problem for years now. Sometimes Compressor works, sometimes it doesn't. Right now, it's not working and I've spent hours trying to find the fix. FCP 6.0.6 with a ProRes ti
Re: Compressor 3x crash service down - Any solutions yet?
by Michael Gissing 2 months ago
Try it and see if you can see any difference. The importance of having a self contained is that it is there as a master long after the hard drive with original media has gone back to the client and th
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
Re: FCP7 Projects as Archives - what now?
by Michael Gissing 3 months ago
Bob Cole "So... I'm still greedy for a FCP7 file translation program." Hard to imagine that keeping an old computer which also reads the old firewire drives is going to be more expensive that custom
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
Re: Turning 30fps audio into 29.97 audio
by Michael Gissing 3 months ago
" Wave Agent did the job, though." I suspected as Nick & Bouke did that it is the default preset being wrong but the added complication is regardless of a restart the file has the wrong timecode stamp
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
Re: Strange thing about vid rate
by Michael Gissing 4 months ago
Quicktime is notoriously unreliable at reporting clip info. FCP is much more reliable.
Migrating reference monitor from Resolve 11 to 14 and it ain't working
by Hugh Murray 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago
News: Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
by Cow News Droid 1 year 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 1 year ago
Re: News: Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
by Michael Gissing 1 year 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 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 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
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 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 6 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 6 years ago
Thanks for the thoughts and insight. Exciting times indeed.
Smoke is changing- into Final Cut Extreme
by Derek Andonian 6 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 6 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 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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