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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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Beta Testing
by Simon Ubsdell 5 days ago
How many of you are regular beta testers How would you generally rate the experience Do you feel the process is more of an imposition than a privilege Are you frustrated when your suggestions are not
Re: Beta Testing
by Michael Gissing 2 days ago
Simon Ubsdell "I get the sense that public betas are not really betas at all but rather another type of marketing." Blackmagic's very public betas are an example of this for sure. However it was Appl
Premiere to DaVinci Scale Attributes
by Jennifer Gaida 5 days ago
Since Premiere uses a scale of 0-100 for resizing, is there a user-friendly way to convert Premiere's scale and repo numbers to ones that adhere to Davinci Resolves I'm specifically interested in figu
Re: Premiere to DaVinci Scale Attributes
by Michael Gissing 4 days ago
Resolve first scales and then applies resizing info. Try in Premiere getting it to scale the image first before any resize. It should then track. I've had this before and suggested to editors to test
State of the NLE panel
by Oliver Peters 2 weeks ago
Finally posted from NAB. https: www.youtube.com watch v=mGTHqo3GK2s - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
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Re: State of the NLE panel
by Michael Gissing 6 days ago
A good discussion. Thanks.
How much gear do you need to edit a movie in real time?
by Jeremy Garchow 2 weeks ago
Turns out, not a ton: http: appleinsider.com articles 17 07 13 baby-driver-cut-in-real-time-with-avid-on-apples-15-inch-macbook-pro
Re: How much gear do you need to edit a movie in real time?
by Michael Gissing 7 days ago
Tim Wilson "And not just the shots. The BEATS. ALL of it." The same could be said for Mad Max Fury Road. It too features framing, editing and practical effects that require a huge amount of pre plann
Apple and VR (or how I learned to stop worrying about Motion and love After Effects
by Andrew Kimery 1 week ago
In a recent threads some users have lamented Adobe making VR tools and hoped Apple would skip over this market segment, but by bringing in Tim Dashwood (of 360VR Toolbox fame) and announcing at WWDC t
Re: Apple and VR (or how I learned to stop worrying about Motion and love After Effects
by Michael Gissing 7 days ago
We've all been told that virtual reality is the next big thing for such a long time. For me it started at an AES show in the 1990's. Within 10 years, I was told, it would change everything. Nearly 30
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How do you change the "New Project" default setting?
by Jeff Sargeant 3 weeks ago
I have to go in and change from 24 fps to 29.97 fps every time I create a new project and I'm wondering how to change it so that it defaults to a 29.97 fps setting. Anyone know how to do this Thanks,
Re: How do you change the "New Project" default setting?
by Michael Gissing 1 week ago
Marc Wielage "It's not messy when you consider I have to set up and configure about 50 different things" I can see why you prefer the save as method. For me I am usually just taking in an XML and usi
FCPX Retiming
by David Mathis 1 week ago
Will any retiming effects in Final Cut Pro translate over to Resolve I prefer to have a locked edit before grading. Perhaps it would be better to grade then retime in Final Cut later Thank you in adva
Re: FCPX Retiming
by Michael Gissing 1 week ago
I have had no issues with basic speed change values. The only issue is that the shot comes in as a compound clip and to 'decompose' as Resolve calls it, I have to take off the speed change and then re
What would really make you excited- Round 2
by Oliver Peters 2 weeks ago
Just because the other thread became so derailed. It would be nice to have some sort of submaster master routing in the Audio Lanes mode so that you can add effects, like a broadcast limiting filter.
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Re: What would really make you excited- Round 2
by Michael Gissing 2 weeks ago
Oliver Peters "It would be nice to have some sort of submaster master routing in the Audio Lanes mode..." The limitations (pun intended) of most NLE audio routing will be even more apparent when comp
Grading interlaced footage
by Juan Juig 2 weeks ago
I have imported an AAF sequence from Avid Media Composer into Davinci Resolve. I have set up everything in project correctly, although there is a problem. The frames are double-exposed. That is most a
Re: Grading interlaced footage
by Michael Gissing 2 weeks ago
On the delivery page was the field rendering box ticked Also check individual camera files attributes to make sure they were set as interlaced upper. I suspect the field rendering check box as it wasn
Contrast difference in output
by Syam Kumar 3 weeks ago
hey i am syam Im using davinci resolve studio 12.5 in mac pro 6 core machine and using eizo as secondary monitor. The problem is when i take output of a graded file as apple 4444 or h264 , dpx (whatev
Re: Contrast difference in output
by Michael Gissing 3 weeks ago
Yes my philosophy has been to have audio and video monitoring that can be calibrated and trusted to be accurate. Without a reference point, everything is pot luck. Once you have it looking and soundin
DaVinci Resolve 14 beta 5 released
by Peter Chamberlain 3 weeks ago
We are pleased to announce the release of DaVinci Resolve 14 beta 5. This is a no charge update for existing customers and is available from our support web site. https: www.blackmagicdesign.com suppo
Re: DaVinci Resolve 14 beta 5 released
by Michael Gissing 3 weeks ago
I have been speaking to the Blackmagic and Fairlight people about the amazing job of totally recoding both Resolve and Fairlight to integrate them in 6 months. The manual is obviously not a priority.
Informal NLE poll
by Oliver Peters 3 weeks ago
Since the question of numbers and market penetration seems to come up frequently in some of these threads, I'm curious what the people in this forum run across in their own personal encounters. Obviou
Re: Informal NLE poll
by Michael Gissing 3 weeks ago
I was told yesterday that Resolve collaboration has bin locking. Not sure how that is implemented and if that allows for multiple editors on the one timeline but I am pretty sure multiple editors in t
What would really make you excited ...
by Simon Ubsdell 3 weeks ago
... about the next version of FCP X Whether you're a diehard FCP X aficionado or someone who's still sitting on the fence, what would be the feature, or set of features, that would really set your wor
Re: What would really make you excited ...
by Michael Gissing 3 weeks ago
My 2cents is that Resolve 14 has added a lot of the features in Michael and Oliver's list. The new collaboration tools, better on board grading, audio mixing with clip, track and bus based effects tot
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File name and Xml name
by tada Chen 3 weeks ago
Hi I have a question about file naming. I use premiere to edit the video clips. Every time I received the footages which contain Cam A and Cam B(Using sony A7s) , both clips starts with C001.mp4, so I
Re: File name and Xml name
by Michael Gissing 3 weeks ago
Does the file name match the clip name in Premiere The other potential issue is that Premiere sometimes reads time of day in the file but in Resolve the clips all start at 00:00:00:00 . This is anothe
Capturing live stream
by Michael Gissing 2 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 2 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
Article: Fairlight + Resolve, Part 1: The DAWn of a Resolved Era
by Marco Solorio 2 months ago
DaVinci Resolve Fairlight + Resolve, Part 1: The DAWn of a Resolved Era Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media gives an introductory overview to the rebirth of the Fairlight digital audio workstation (DAW)
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Re: Article: Fairlight + Resolve, Part 1: The DAWn of a Resolved Era
by Michael Gissing 2 months ago
As a long time Fairlight user and Resolve color grader, this is the dream combo. For me the most remarkable thing is that an integrated audio and picture finishing tool means no more running between r
Logo Animation Looks Soft on Export
by Jenn Belleville 4 months ago
Hi There & Thanks In Advance!!! I'm working in FCP 7.0.3 and a 640 x 480 NTSC SD sequence. My footage is a 640 x 480 QT file. I also need to use an animated logo that is a 1920 x 1080 MPEG-4 file. Thi
Re: Logo Animation Looks Soft on Export
by Michael Gissing 4 months ago
I'll bet your sequence settings have defaulted to DV codec. If so then change the sequence codec settings to ProRes 422 and it will render better. DV is a horrible old legacy codec that turns graphics
PC video to HDCAM HD
by Andre Anthonio 4 months ago
Sorry if I'm in the wrong place but I'm a TV editor who desperately needs a solution. I'm editing a TV show in Sony Vegas. I love my Sony Vegas and have no plans to change. That's not the problem. Rat
Re: PC video to HDCAM HD
by Michael Gissing 4 months ago
The free version of da Vinci Resolve should be able to encode this from an Uncompressed codec or something like DNxHD codecs from Vegas. The only issue is 1440 x 1080. This 4:3 non square pixels which
Frame Rate When Ripping DVDs?
by Bobby Hall 5 months ago
I'm editing a reel consisting of movie scenes from DVDs and I have some questions about frame rates. As I understand it, when a 24 fps film is put on DVD, it's first slowed down to 23.976 fps and then
Re: Frame Rate When Ripping DVDs?
by Michael Gissing 5 months ago
The speed difference is .1%, far too small to have any pitch consequences. My understanding of the need to shift frame rates from 30 to 29.97 was that the color subcarrier was being modulated by the l
Using Nvidia gtx680 to output final cut pro 7 on HDMI port
by Daniel Hess 7 months ago
I have anolder Mac Pro (early 2008) running an NvidiaGeForce GTX 680 graphics card. I'm running Finalcut Pro 7. Does anyone know if it's possible to route the timeline output that normally runs on the
Re: Using Nvidia gtx680 to output final cut pro 7 on HDMI port
by Michael Gissing 7 months ago
Blackmagic or AJA make PCIe cards that are designed to feed a clean TV signal to a TV. A graphics card will not do this. You might be able to get it working but Blackmagic cards are pretty cheap and t
Transcoding 50fps to 25fps without making clips slow motion
by Romina Rey 9 months ago
Hi I need to transcode raw footage shot at 50fps for a project that will be entirely at 25 fps and the editor wants all the footage to run at regular 25fps and not slow motion. What is the best and fa
Re: Transcoding 50fps to 25fps without making clips slow motion
by Michael Gissing 9 months ago
The Alexa and Ursa Mini both shoot slow mo within a 25 fps wrapper. You only shoot that way when you are shooting slo mo so the camera person either doesn't know how to shoot 50p or it was intended to
Can't playback .mov files smoothly
by Cynthia Stepien 9 months ago
I have received .mov files from my wedding videographer that was shot on a Nikon with a 1920x1080 and 25 frame rate. Originally I had tested his clip and it was viewable on my mac osx 10.8.4 I tried t
Re: Can't playback .mov files smoothly
by Michael Gissing 9 months ago
Also it is a nightmare to mix frame rates like this. If the 59.94 shots are meant to be slow mo then that is OK. You use Cinema Tools to change the frame rate to 25. If they are not slo mo then you wi
News: Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
by Cow News Droid 10 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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Re: News: Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
by Michael Gissing 10 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 4 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 4 years ago
Is SL running in 64 bit or 32
Fixing echoey audio
by Adam Kitter 4 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 4 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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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 7 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 7 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
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