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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 7 days ago
Re: FCP X - steady as she goes.
by Michael Hancock 5 hours ago
Michael Gissing "Indeed using LUTs in practice has taught me to insert a LUT on the second node in Resolve followed by a third node. this allows me to take a log or film look image and do highlight l
The name game
by Herb Sevush 2 days ago
OK, my least favorite subject, but I'm gonna take a swing. Bill and others are correct that the forum name is no longer strictly appropriate, but rather an artifact of history. But history is nothing
Re: The name game
by Michael Hancock 2 days ago
NLE Mass Debating. Too crude ---------------- Michael Hancock Editor
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Core melt Causing Aliasing?
by Ted Cox 4 weeks ago
Hey Folks, I'm beating my head against a wall here trying to eliminate some annoying aliasing appearing in the late stages of a composite shot. Basically, my "dead" actress wasn't as still as I'd like
Re: Core melt Causing Aliasing?
by Michael Hancock 4 weeks ago
Ted Cox "Is there a better term to describe those " That's banding. ---------------- Michael Hancock Editor
Blackmagic driver 10.9.5 - did they finally fix the broadcast lag in FCPX?!?
by Michael Hancock 1 month ago
Just updated my Blackmagic drivers to the latest (10.9.5), and in my initial testing it looks like the awful stickiness and lag when you hit play has been dramatically reduced! There's still a delay i
Re: Blackmagic driver 10.9.5 - did they finally fix the broadcast lag in FCPX?!?
by Bret Williams 4 weeks ago
Huh _______________________________________________________________________ http: BretFX.com FCP X Plugins & Templates for Editors & Motion Graphics Artists
What would really make you excited- Round 2
by Oliver Peters 1 month 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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Gerry Fraiberg liked this 1 month ago
Re: What would really make you excited- Round 2
by Michael Hancock 1 month ago
That article is great. Thanks. When I submit feedback on an app, I've always submitted it under two headings: PROBLEM: This is the problem I am having. PROPOSED SOLUTION: Here is how I think it could
What would really make you excited ...
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months 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 Hancock 1 month ago
Jeremy Garchow "Maybe. But what happens if you are in video lane mode when you open the compound clip, and the layer order is wrong " Video lanes wouldn't be in effect inside the composite compound c
Can I transfer metadata from one Library to another without duplicating footage?
by Michael Hancock 3 months ago
SCENARIO: Another editor and I have all the footage from a shoot on two separate computers, with identical FCPX libraries. QUESTION: If I add metadata to EventA (notes, scene info, favorites, etc...),
Re: Can I transfer metadata from one Library to another without duplicating footage?
by Michael Hancock 3 months ago
Thanks Joe and Francois. Joe - I'll do some testing based on your post to see where things can go wrong and if exporting importing and replacing events will work. Francois - MergeX looks really intere
Mixing 'Proxy' + 'Original' for mixed 4k + 1080p timeline
by Jesse Freeston 3 months ago
I m working on a project with both 4k and 1080p footage. To playback the 4k smoothly I need to produce proxy files, whereas the 1080 stuff runs fine native. As I mix the two I m left with a timeline l
Re: Mixing 'Proxy' + 'Original' for mixed 4k + 1080p timeline
by Michael Hancock 3 months ago
Make a smart collection at the library level (in the Smart Collections folder) that only shows Used media. It will populate with all the media in your open sequence. So make the smart collection, open
Limit on length of filenames? (number of characters)
by Matt Wilson 4 months ago
Hi all, Using FCPX, and renaming a bunch of files to be imported. Does FCPX have a problem handling filenames that are long (50 to 100 characters) I don't want to have trouble down the line as I take
Re: Limit on length of filenames? (number of characters)
by Michael Hancock 3 months ago
Matt Wilson "I have some keyword collections I no longer need, but wondered if deleting a keyword collection deletes all the clips in that keyword collection, or just removes that keyword from browse
Final Cut add colors to the clips itself?
by Cagla Angel 4 months ago
Hello everyone, Thanks for taking time to read my post. I edited a movie on Final Cut Pro X, the real colors are quite flat, they shot it that way so we could easily add colors afterwards, although wh
Re: Final Cut add colors to the clips itself?
by Michael Hancock 4 months ago
Select your clips in your event, open the inspector, go to the Info tab, set it to "Settings", then change your log processing to None. ---------------- Michael Hancock Editor
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Ripple option not available on some tracks?
by Daniel Jewesbury 5 months ago
Hi, I used to be an expert level user on older FCP, deserted it after X first came out and am now trying to return and learn 10.3. I have a timeline that was built around a voiceover that was laid dow
Re: Ripple option not available on some tracks?
by Michael Hancock 5 months ago
Daniel Jewesbury "What I'm not getting really is the way in which my audio (now shifted from the primary storyline) insists on being attached to the b-roll that is now in the primary storyline. So wh
What OS are you running?
by Michael Hancock 5 months ago
It's about time for me to do a complete reinstall of my OS and apps, but wanted to see which OS others are running. I'm currently on El Cap 10.11.6, and my primary apps are FCPX, the Adobe suite, and
Re: What OS are you running?
by Michael Hancock 5 months ago
No Synology NAS here to worry about, but I did find a show stopping bug for my system. I make extensive use of X-Keys and the Logitech G13, programmed through Controllermate. Well, Sierra and Controll
Is there a way to make multi/group clips of this?
by Micke Engström 7 months 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 7 months 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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
24p website now an iOS app
by Michael Phillips 2 years ago
For the cross section of any of you that follow my musings on 24p.com blog and have an iOS device, you can now enjoy both together! https: itunes.apple.com us app id1053991264 Still a work in progress
Re: 24p website now an iOS app
by Michael Hancock 2 years ago
This is fantastic! Downloaded it and have recommended it to a couple friends. Your insight is invaluable. ---------------- Michael Hancock Editor
Is there a marker window?
by Michael Hancock 2 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 2 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 2 years ago
Re-Linking Clips to External Drive
by Alan Callaghan 2 years ago
Hello All, So I was given a Harddrive with all the media files, and project file from an edit house. When I open open up the provided project file, everything is offline, and is still looking for the
Re: Re-Linking Clips to External Drive
by Michael Hancock 2 years ago
If it's Avid media, this has to be the file structure (note the capitalization and spacing): DRIVE: Avid MediaFiles MXF 1 MEDIA GOES IN NUMBERED FOLDER I don't know how ISIS does it, but I work off an
RED 4K to Avid 1080 workflow
by Nick Ravich 2 years ago
Hello- Looking for best practices workflow to get RED 4K original files (shot with Scarlet) into a 1080 Avid media composer project. Not looking to crop a 1080 area of the original 4K frame but instea
Re: RED 4K to Avid 1080 workflow
by Michael Hancock 2 years ago
Nick Ravich "*I realize my small prod house is running 7.0.2 Media Composer, pre-subscription. Looks like latest level is 8. Wondering what I'm missing out on in terms of transcode quality codecs col
Finding those brilliant ideas
by Todd Terry 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
All of my posts are being moderated, suddenly.
by Michael Hancock 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
RE: Real guns on location
by Sam Lesante Jr. 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
Re: Creative Cloud - Some Peace of Mind Offered...Reason many are wrong about this
by Jim Giberti 4 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 4 years ago
Creating Sequential Titles in PP
by Caleb McLaughlin 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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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How can I tell how long the export took to render
by Dave Rogers 6 years ago
How can I tell how long the export took to render in Adobe Media encoder. If AME doesn t support telling the user directly are there any other ideas on ways to see that info apart from sit watching it
Re: How can I tell how long the export took to render
by Michael Hancock 6 years ago
When it's done compressing, click the word Done. A log file will pop up and you can find the info in there. ---------------- Michael Hancock Editor
Issue with ads and pop up menus with Chrome
by Vince Becquiot 6 years ago
Just noticed that ads on the left side are overlaying the top pop up menus when viewed in Google Chrome. Vince Becquiot Kaptis Studios San Francisco - Bay Area
Re: Issue with ads and pop up menus with Chrome
by Michael Hancock 6 years ago
I'm seeing it here too. On OSX 10.6.8, Chrome version 15.0.874.120, if that helps. ---------------- Michael Hancock Editor
Another unrelated invoice question
by Aaron Cadieux 6 years ago
Hello again everyone, I have another client, unrelated to my other Business & Marketing post from today. This other client has owed me money for over 2 years. I took them to small claims court. The co
Re: Another unrelated invoice question
by Michael Hancock 6 years ago
Have him arrested and continue through the legal system, or write it off. Anything else will show poor character on your part. While it would be gratifying to publicly humiliate him, it's not worth th
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Invoice Issue (did I overstep?)
by Aaron Cadieux 6 years ago
Hello, I have been having problems collecting money from clients. It has gotten so bad that I have instituded a new policy. Before turning over finished work, I now require my clients to either pay on
Re: Invoice Issue (did I overstep?)
by Michael Hancock 6 years ago
Aaron - If he doesn't sign the contract he pays on delivery. It's not a matter of trust, it's a matter of business. Watch this (WARNING: Language may be offensive to some - proceed with caution): http
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Fine editing in FCP
by James Hester 6 years ago
Hi there - I'm utterly new to FCP and I'm making videos with drummers, often filmed on various cameras and with separate audio mixes from the studio desk. the problem I'm having it getting the audio a
Re: Fine editing in FCP
by Michael Hancock 6 years ago
You can slip the audio by samples. Do this: Match frame your audio. Zoom all they way in. Hold Shift and move your playhead to where you want your new In point to be. Mark In. Cut back into your seque
Good work routines in FCP
by Toni Martin Dobrzanski 6 years ago
I've been using FCP in my old days but the last couple of years I've done everything in Adobe Premiere Pro and found a really quick and good work flow. But now I've gone back to using FCP 7 and I am s
Re: Good work routines in FCP
by Michael Hancock 6 years ago
Toni Martin Dobrzanski "s it possible to choose 'insert' when moving clips around in the timeline from one place to another (in Premiere done by holding CTRL while moving clips) " Select the clip in
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Create subclip to specific bin? Also, tab from Name column to Log Note?
by Michael Hancock 6 years ago
I'm subclipping interview bites in FCP. I have a bin with all the raw footage - I'd like my subclips to go to a Subclip bin. Can I make FCP do this It seems to want to put all subclips in the same bin
Re: Create subclip to specific bin? Also, tab from Name column to Log Note?
by Michael Hancock 6 years ago
As long as it works like a subclip and marking, making notes, scrubbing footage, etc...can be keyboard driven, I'll be happy. Requiring the use of a mouse to add notes to a clip is too inefficient. Mi
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