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Is there any way to have the Browser show just the clips in a project?
by Noam Osband 2 months ago
I'm working on a verite doc with over 150 hours of footage. I made a string out with lots of highlights. I want to be able to have that open and have the browser show me only what's in the project. Is
Re: Is there any way to have the Browser show just the clips in a project?
by Michael Hancock 2 months ago
Look into smart collections. I believe you can do that with them, where you only show used footage. Smart collections are basically dynamic filters, so as you add footage to your timeline it will upda
How is everyone doing?
by Jeremy Garchow 2 months ago
I just came off my first production since February. It was grueling. Long, hot (really hot) 90+ degree, 100+ degree heat index, days in the sun, a little rain everyday, mud, sweat, and tears (from sun
Re: How is everyone doing?
by Michael Hancock 2 months ago
Scott Witthaus "But the cash rolled in...and a bit of your soul died." Truer words have never been spoken! I used to enjoy political work, but over the years it's gotten so nasty that I'm glad to be
Multicam
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
Is multicam "flattening" possible in the timeline yet - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Multicam
by Michael Hancock 3 months ago
Nope. :-( ---------------- Michael Hancock Editor
New forum name!
by Michael Hancock 4 months ago
I just realized that the name of this forum has changed from FCPX Debates to Creative Community Conversations. Nice! ---------------- Michael Hancock Editor
Re: New forum name!
by andy lewis 4 months ago
"The Conversation" - It identifies the forum as different from all the others while describing what it is. - It has the perfect cinematic heritage.
Frame.io's new Transfer pipeline experience.
by Bill Davis 4 months ago
I had a chance to help some of my friends at Frame with a pre-launch test of their new Transfer service. Which is basically (at least as I understand it) a distributed download schemea that works a li
Re: Frame.io's new Transfer pipeline experience.
by Michael Hancock 4 months ago
Bob Zelin "Once this becomes a reality for all of us - then remote editing will become more of a reality. 900 Mb sec is not 10G speeds - but it is 10 times better than what we can get here in Florida
Gap bug
by Ivan Kuzmin 5 months ago
Hello! I have this extremely annoying bug - when I copy-paste a bunch of gaps with connected titles and sound, the cuts between gaps disappear and it becomes one big gap. I need these gaps! What do I
Re: Gap bug
by Michael Hancock 5 months ago
Been a while since I've been on FCPX, but can you select all the gaps and lift them to a secondary storyline, then copy paste the secondary storylines (Gaps and titles) After you paste, select the sec
The Name Game 2020
by Tim Wilson 6 months ago
So I guess before the world ends, approaching the 9th anniversary of this particular forum's founding, I should raise again the issue of its long-outdated name. April 2011. Y'all remember that, right
Re: The Name Game 2020
by Michael Hancock 5 months ago
Abbreviated to BAAA. Fits with the COW Pasture theme! ---------------- Michael Hancock Editor
Using compound clips in multiple libraries?
by Greg Ball 6 months ago
I'm working on a project that involves editing 200 videos. All have the same Graphic Open and Graphic close. The open changes with the title of each video. I've created compound clips for each open an
Re: Using compound clips in multiple libraries?
by Michael Hancock 6 months ago
You could create a new library (maybe call it TEMPLATE or SHARED ASSETS or something) and copy all your compound clips into there, as well as your lower thirds. You could paste them into a sequence in
FCPX and C300 files
by Oliver Peters 7 months ago
New FCPX library. Source media is UHD 23.98 MXF from a Canon C300 MkII. All files appeared to import fine, but some randomly showed up in the browser as only audio. Revealed the file in Finder and it
Re: FCPX and C300 files
by Michael Hancock 7 months ago
Why in the world would a camera operator do that! ! ! That's the biggest mystery of all. Glad you got it sorted out, and I've been stung by the lack of DNxHR support in FCPX. Even as an .mov, it doesn
Pancake timeline - sort of
by Oliver Peters 7 months ago
Many editors like to use the timeline for organization. This is closely associated with Premiere and the "pancake" method of stacking timelines and editing between these sequences. However, organizing
Re: Pancake timeline - sort of
by Michael Hancock 7 months ago
Yes! I've actually feature requested this a couple of times over the years. I started using FCPX after they had switched to the library, so I didn't know you used to be able to do that. --------------
FCP 7 used on PARASITE
by Shane Ross 8 months ago
FCP 7...discontinued nearly a decade ago...was used to cut a feature film in 2019...one up for an oscar. https: blog.frame.io 2020 01 13 parasite-design-and-vfx fbclid=IwAR3FwI6L2KZggZJlthtUFfG6WuA14G
Re: FCP 7 used on PARASITE
by Michael Hancock 8 months ago
D'oh! Yeah, LightWorks. A couple of us in the office were just talking about 3D programs and Lightwave came up. Here's an interview with her - LightWorks is mentioned as her NLE. https: postperspectiv
Workflow suggestion
by Greg Ball 9 months ago
Hi All, Happy New Year! I need some advice. I'm working on a video project for a client, and I need to insert some b-roll. The client has provided me with a long (30 minute) documentary with some good
Re: Workflow suggestion
by Michael Hancock 9 months ago
What you really need are subclips, but they don't exist in FCPX. So you're left with 2 options, and a caveat. Favorites or Keywords. First option - You could watch the 30 minute doc and mark Ins and O
File naming
by Zeina Aboulhosn 9 months ago
Hi, I am about to start an edit on FCPX and I have a concern about the naming of the files on the harddrive and how that might impact the workflow. 1. The shoot was over many years with multiple camer
Re: File naming
by Michael Hancock 9 months ago
1. Do not rename the Canon 300 files. Keep the folder structures intact exactly as they are, and FCPX should be able to differentiate between them using additional metadata (like timecode). Renaming f
FCPX Post Audio Work Flow - AAF File?
by Chris Orr 10 months ago
Hello All! I've been running into this frustrating issue with Final Cut Pro X for awhile now and have yet to find an easy solution work flow. I'd really like to gain insight as to how other editors ha
Re: FCPX Post Audio Work Flow - AAF File?
by Michael Hancock 10 months ago
Chris Orr "Do you know why FCPX doesn't allow exporting AAF Just wondering. I'm guessing it's some competition thing..." I don't know why, but a lot of the internet speculation I've read is that it m
Flickering light in slow motion?
by Philip Nidler 10 months ago
One quick question ... I was about to shoot a video but when I slowed down the footage there was flickering lights. Is that something that I can manipulate with FCPX or do I have to change the light s
Re: Flickering light in slow motion?
by Michael Hancock 10 months ago
You could try a deflicker plugin. Quick google search showed this as a possible option: https: www.yourseedmedia.com seed-de-flicker ---------------- Michael Hancock Editor
OT: streaming an edit session
by Mauricio Lleras 10 months ago
Hello to you all, I'm currently cutting a feature film across countries and travelling has become difficult for both me and the director, so looking for viable options to share my edit session with th
Re: OT: streaming an edit session
by Michael Hancock 10 months ago
I talked with an editor that was testing this: https: premierebro.com premiere-in-post xtrmx-edix-remote-editing-panel-for-adobe-premiere-pro He had great things to say about it, but it looks like the
FCPX Creative Summit "Surprises from the Apple Product Team"
by Craig Seeman 11 months ago
Tomorrow s Final Cut Pro X Creative Summit will feature surprises from the Apple product team https: 9to5mac.com 2019 11 06 tomorrows-final-cut-pro-x-creative-summit-will-feature-surprises-from-the-ap
Re: FCPX Creative Summit "Surprises from the Apple Product Team"
by Michael Hancock 10 months ago
LOL ---------------- Michael Hancock Editor
Older Version
by Greg Ball 1 year ago
I recently dug out my old MacBook Pro 2009 17". I updated it to El Capitain. It still have FCP 7 on it, and I'm wondering about installing FCPX. But I wonder if I can install an earlier version, becau
Re: NO Replies Older Version
by Greg Ball 1 year ago
Very Simple. Since I only have El Capitan on my 2009 macbook pro, I just had to go the App store and look for my purchases. Then I downloaded FCPX 10.3, which is what the app store said is the latest
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Michael Hancock liked this 1 year ago
You are the first beta-test forum of the new system
by Ronald Lindeboom 2 years ago
I just got off the phone with our head of engineering, Rob Elder, and he told me that the new COW starts with you. This forum has been chosen to get the first swing of the bat and we look forward to y
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Michael Hancock liked this 2 years ago
Re: You are the first beta-test forum of the new system
by Ronald Lindeboom 2 years ago
Scott Witthaus "My point is (and Ron has his own methods), that I don't take that kind of tone with clients. " If I had worried about "tones" I would have selected a far different forum than this one
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Michael Hancock liked this 2 years ago
Need LUT for Red Camera footage delivered as Pro Res files
by Dudley Saunders 2 years ago
The DP said, your LUT is Red Dragon Color 2 Gamma 4 - but it turns out those instructions were for someone editing on Premiere. I'm working with Pro Res files, not the original R3Ds, but damned if I c
Re: Need LUT for Red Camera footage delivered as Pro Res files
by Michael Hancock 2 years ago
If your footage needs a specific look the DP should be providing it, or your colorist, or DIT. Especially if they shot for a particular LUT. That said, Red Dragon Color 2 Gamma 4 are settings you woul
Relinked media?
by Mark Smith 2 years ago
This is a weird one- I started a library & project on one drive, media was external to the library. I moved library and media over to another computer and its RAID. When I opened the library on the 2n
Re: Relinked media?
by Mark Smith 2 years ago
I m not sure I worked it out, maybe X did with some nudging.. I quit the project on computer& Raid #2 and opened original project on Raid #1. That project appeared as expected with both original and p
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Michael Hancock liked this 2 years ago
Batch .MXF import (easier way)
by Jonathan Reed 2 years ago
Hello everyone, I've recently ventured into Media Composer and having a bit of a snag. The director of my project is very organized. his file system runs like this MOVIE MEDIA RAW - Scene 1 - Take 1 -
Re: Batch .MXF import (easier way)
by Michael Hancock 2 years ago
I'm not sure. On the bottom of the Source Browser, tick the button for Link instead of Import. But either way, you should be seeing the MXF files, unless the card structure has been changed enough tha
X vs Pr on multi-editor project
by Chad Greene 2 years ago
About four years ago I chose to switch our shop to FCPX instead of Premiere. We have been happy with that decision. We cut long form documentaries. Recently we have been handing pieces back and forth
Re: X vs Pr on multi-editor project
by Trevor Asquerthian 2 years ago
You might want to look at that Avid thing too. Apparently a few people have managed to edit shared assets on it recently.
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Michael Hancock liked this 2 years ago
Editing without source media?
by Fergus Hammond 3 years ago
Hi, It's been a long time since I've used Final Cut, so my apologies if this question has been asked and answered. (I searched the archive but didn't find what I was looking for.) I thought that creat
Re: Editing without source media?
by Fergus Hammond 3 years ago
Ah, that was it: I hadn't gone to View Proxy. Thanks!
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Michael Hancock liked this 3 years ago
Is there a way to make multi/group clips of this?
by Micke Engström 4 years ago
4 cameras, one sound, matching timecode. Normally it s easy to edit using Group multigroup... BUT in this Project the cameras are not rolling all the time - so there is empty spaces, which makes it im
Re: Is there a way to make multi/group clips of this?
by Michael Hancock 4 years ago
Shane mentioned super grouper - here are some links to check out. Super Grouper: http: www.avidsupergrouper.com Sync Map tutorial for multigroups: https: viewfromthecuttingroomfloor.wordpress.com 2008
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Avid not seeing MXFs
by Tara Cauchi 5 years ago
Hi there- I've been sent a project from another post house in another country. They have sent the project and the MXF files- however when I open it in Avid, she won't reconnect to them. Media tool fin
Re: Avid not seeing MXFs
by Michael Hancock 5 years ago
If that "Avid MediaFiles_" folder is at the root of the drive, remove the underscore at the end of it. If it's not at the root of the drive, put it there then remove the underscore at the end of it. I
Online from DIT Dailies to Native
by Evan Griffin 5 years ago
I'm coloring a feature that was shot on Alexa and edited in Avid. I just want to get an AAF or EDL into Resolve of the online edit. The movie was cut using DIT dailies that the DIT transcoded from the
Re: Online from DIT Dailies to Native
by Michael Hancock 5 years ago
I'm unclear what you already have. You have the Avid media and Avid project and you're wanting to export an AAF to link back to the Alexa footage Or you already have the AAF and native Alexa media If
Merge then Delete Bin Column Names
by Ella Currer 5 years ago
I'm starting a new job at a place where previous Avid users have created at least eight different "Comments" columns for use when logging. Some are all caps, misspelled, plural, singular: COMMENTS, Co
Re: Merge then Delete Bin Column Names
by Michael Hancock 5 years ago
You might be able to export an ALE, open it in Excel, merge the columns there, save it as a text file (tab delimited, I think), then reimport the ALE and merge it with the clips in your bins. It would
Can I view all media within a project so I can relink all offline files?
by Luke Arndt 5 years ago
In Media Composer, is there any way to show all media within a project I'm relinking a lot of offline media, and it would be nice if I could have a master list of all media that is in the project so I
Re: Can I view all media within a project so I can relink all offline files?
by Michael Hancock 5 years ago
Couldn't you open the Media Tool, have it show all clips from the project, then drag them all to a new bin ---------------- Michael Hancock Editor
Is there a marker window?
by Michael Hancock 5 years ago
New to FCPX and tried a google search but didn't find anything definitive. Is there a marker window in FCPX I have long interviews and like to put markers with notes for each answer. I'm looking for a
Re: Is there a marker window?
by Charlie Austin 5 years ago
Michael Hancock "Is there a marker window, or is it feature request time " If you do it in the browser, in list view, click the disclosure triangle adjacent to to the clip and you'll see all markers
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Michael Hancock liked this 5 years ago
Finding those brilliant ideas
by Todd Terry 6 years ago
We're a little stumped about how to improve things in our little shop, maybe some fellow COW members can help... At my company we do pretty much any kind of video or film production, but we specialize
Re: Finding those brilliant ideas
by Jason Jenkins 6 years ago
Figure out how to get Mark Suszko working for you. That guy is loaded with great ideas. Jason Jenkins Flowmotion Media Video production... with style! Check out my Mormon.org profile.
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Michael Hancock liked this 6 years ago
All of my posts are being moderated, suddenly.
by Michael Hancock 7 years ago
Haven't posted on the COW in a while - recently started posting again and all of my posts are being moderated. Is there a reason Perhaps my last name Thanks. ---------------- Michael Hancock Editor
Re: All of my posts are being moderated, suddenly.
by Michael Hancock 7 years ago
Changed my email as recommended. Thanks for the update and reactivating the account. ---------------- Michael Hancock Editor
Need referral for Transcription Service
by Ned Miller 7 years ago
Just shot about 4 hours of talking heads using Canon's AVCHD codec, lots of clips. They do play back on QuickTime Player but... How does a transcriptionist, who uses these numbers from the clip, trans
Re: Need referral for Transcription Service
by Michael Hancock 7 years ago
I've used http: www.transcriptionwave.com quite a bit and am happy with their work. You send them an .mp3 and they send you a script. There's no timecode associated with the script but I use Avid's Sc
FCPX Projects and Events disappear as fcpx opens
by Dan Rayner 7 years ago
Hi I am working on a project in FCPX with footage from several cameras. Firstly I noticed that footage is not always imported when I tell FCPX to import it if I use the SD slot on the back of my iMac
Re: FCPX Projects and Events disappear as fcpx opens
by Jeremy Garchow 7 years ago
This isn't the Sony F55 or Not: The Debate forum. This isn't the DITs use the Finder or Not: The Debate forum. This is the FCPX or Not: The Debate forum. You instill values of FCPX on everyone else an
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Michael Hancock liked this 7 years ago
RE: Real guns on location
by Sam Lesante Jr. 7 years ago
Does anyone know what the laws are with having real guns at a shoot We are going to be in a wooded area doing a show and two of the guys said they have permits to carry and conceal. Are they legally a
Re: RE: Real guns on location
by Michael Hancock 7 years ago
What state are you in I doubt it's illegal, unless the woods you're shooting in are on the restricted list of where you can conceal carry. Federal buildings and schools, bars, etc... are common except
Add effects to clips in the timeline
by keith vickers 7 years ago
A question: How do I add colour correction to a series of clips in my timeline I want to do this before exporting. I know that if I export the clip and then bring it back into premiere as a single cli
Re: Add effects to clips in the timeline
by Michael Hancock 7 years ago
Apply it to one clip. Adjust until you like it. In the effect editor select the clip and copy it (Cmd+C or Ctrl+C). Select the rest of the clips in your timeline you want to apply it to - paste (Cmd+V
Map shortcut to 2 keys
by Steve West 7 years ago
Is there anyway to map a shortcut, (I.E., mark in) to BOTH "I" and "E" I'm an old avid editor and set in my ways.
Re: Map shortcut to 2 keys
by Michael Hancock 7 years ago
Nope. Maybe in the next version of Premiere. We can only hope. ---------------- Michael Hancock Editor
Persistent bins across projects in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
by Matthew Hale 7 years ago
I'm looking for a method by which I could have a set of standard bins, the same for every project. I brand all of my videos and at present I'm dragging and dropping the same files into every project.
Re: Persistent bins across projects in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
by Michael Hancock 7 years ago
Make a Premiere project with all of these elements already in it - call it Template. When you need to start a new project just duplicate the Template project at the file level, rename it according to
Open Captions-Is there a plugin?
by Greg Jones 7 years ago
I'm working on a project with 50 videos that I need to 'Open Caption'. Basically I'm having to create a new text file for each caption of dialogue. Is anyone aware of a plugin to speed the process up
Re: Open Captions-Is there a plugin?
by Michael Hancock 7 years ago
It's pretty awesome, and incredibly powerful. Here's the Adobe info on it: http: help.adobe.com en_US photoshop cs using WSfd1234e1c4b69f30ea53e41001031ab64-7417a.html ---------------- Michael Hancock
Keyboard SC "move playhead to zero" AND keyboard SC move clip frame by frame
by David Evans 7 years ago
Does anyone know if there are keyboard short cuts to: (A) Move the Playhead back to the beginning of the Timeline (B) Move a clip one frame at a time back forward on the Timeline Two extremely basic f
Re: Keyboard SC "move playhead to zero" AND keyboard SC move clip frame by frame
by Michael Hancock 7 years ago
David Evans "(A) Move the Playhead back to the beginning of the Timeline" Home key. David Evans "(B) Move a clip one frame at a time back forward on the Timeline" Option+Right Arrow, Option+Left Arro
Creative Cloud - Some Peace of Mind Offered...
by Tim Vaughan 7 years ago
As many of you have seen, I've railed against the "cloud" as being the only option. I'm not against it as a whole, mind you, but am concerned with it as the only option. Great points have been argued,
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Shawn Miller liked this 7 years ago
Re: Creative Cloud - Some Peace of Mind Offered...Reason many are wrong about this
by Jim Giberti 7 years ago
Andy Field "Good post about "why the Adobe Cloud haters are misinformed" " Seriously Good in what way It's terribly written, with all the acumen and insight of a junior high term paper. Then again wh
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Michael Hancock liked this 7 years ago
Creating Sequential Titles in PP
by Caleb McLaughlin 7 years ago
Hi all. I want to make a title for every day of the year. What I mean is, "Jan 1, 2013" then "Jan 2, 2013" and so forth. Does anyone know any tricks for accomplishing this in some sort of automated or
Re: Creating Sequential Titles in PP
by Michael Hancock 7 years ago
This is a piece of cake in Photoshop if you learn to use data sets and have access to Excel (or OpenOffice). Read about DataSets here: http: help.adobe.com en_US photoshop cs using WSfd1234e1c4b69f30e
Importing project or sequences but not duplicate media
by Steve Brame 7 years ago
Just wondering...if I import a project into another, and some of the imported project's media already exists in the main project, this creates duplicates of the media. Triplicates if I import another,
Re: Importing project or sequences but not duplicate media
by Michael Hancock 7 years ago
Works in CS5.5 (I'm not on 6 yet). Blew my mind when I discovered it. ---------------- Michael Hancock Editor
Couple of newbie questions
by Scott Witthaus 8 years ago
So I get a call from a client to cut a couple spots...on PP CS6, a software I have never used before, besides opening it up and just putzing around. Anyway, I take some dedicated time and am surprised
Re: Couple of newbie questions
by Michael Hancock 8 years ago
Scott Witthaus "How do I stop the automatic playback every time a render finishes in the timeline " Check in the General settings. In 5.5 there's a checkbox for "Play work area after rendering previe
How should I handle this?
by Aaron Cadieux 8 years ago
Hey Everyone, Really simple. "Ad Agency A" hires me to edit commercials for their client, which we will call "Client B". "Ad Agency A" had me work very closely with "Client B". Essentially "Ad Agency
Re: How should I handle this?
by Michael Hancock 8 years ago
Aaron Cadieux "I have not returned the call yet. I don't blame "Client B" for being angry, because I would be too. Should I disclose what my bill to "Ad Agency A" was I don't want to appear that I ha
No Contract Was Signed -- Client Pulling the Ol' Rope-a-dope!
by Charles Diaz 9 years ago
BACKGROUND: I filmed a commercial donut for my highest paying client, no contract was signed, but they paid full price for everything. And since it's a donut they pay each time it needs updating i.e.
Re: No Contract Was Signed -- Client Pulling the Ol' Rope-a-dope!
by Michael Hancock 9 years ago
Bill Davis "Paragraph 1 - you said "they paid full price for everything." So in my book, they OWN everything. It's theirs, not yours. Period. " From a legal perspective, that's wrong. Unless you have
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