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Michael Hancock

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Advance search in timeline
by Chemi Ferreiro 3 days ago
Hello everyone! I'm trying to come up with a formula to search for clips with certain criteria within the 'timeline' (project) For example: I'm trying to create a list of all clips that have been SCAL
Re: Advance search in timeline
by Michael Hancock 3 days ago
This might help: https: intelligentassistance.com producer-s-best-friend.html ---------------- Michael Hancock Editor
favorites from timecode list
by Ron Fya 2 weeks ago
Hey all, Does someone know if it's possible to create favorites on a clip from a list of TC ins & outs someone typed in a spreadsheet Is there any XML tool doing just that Thanks ! R.
Re: favorites from timecode list
by Michael Hancock 1 week ago
Email the folks at Shot Notes X and ask if they have a trial. They're very responsive and may be able to set one up for you, or at least let you know if their application can do what you want. -------
Bug? Or just something I need to figure out?
by Jack Lewis 2 weeks ago
Hi, pretty new to X coming from 7. I've been slowly figuring out the timeline through a lot of trial and error, but one thing keeps confusing me. Often, when I'm selecting a clip to move, delete, what
Re: Bug? Or just something I need to figure out?
by Michael Hancock 2 weeks ago
Update you're software. This is supposed to have fixed. The latest version is 10.4.3, I think. ---------------- Michael Hancock Editor
Can't hear audio when skimming
by Greg Ball 3 weeks ago
I have a series of interviews. When I skim them, I can't hear their audio, although the audio meter is working. If I drag the interview to the timeline and detach audio then make it a dual mono, I can
Re: Can't hear audio when skimming
by Michael Hancock 3 weeks ago
Try this:. https: support.apple.com en-us HT204780 ---------------- Michael Hancock Editor
Make "C" select clip under playhead instead of under mouse pointer
by Jeff Feaz 4 weeks ago
I love keyboard editing in FCPX, but it constantly frustrates me that the "C" shortcut selects the clip under the mouse pointer instead of under the playhead if the pointer is on a clip, forcing me to
Re: Make "C" select clip under playhead instead of under mouse pointer
by Michael Hancock 3 weeks ago
Jeremy Garchow "C selects the clip under the pointer. That's how it works. 'C' does not select the clip under the playhead, so if you do not want to select the clip under the pointer, don't hit 'c'.
Clip Properties
by Greg Ball 4 weeks ago
Hi everyone. I have 2 questions that I'm hoping yo can answer. 1. How can I check the clip properties that a client has sent me to determine if it's 1080P or 720P In FCP 7 you used to be able to see i
Re: Clip Properties
by Michael Hancock 3 weeks ago
I never thought about using the crop tool. I use scale and position, which default to ease in out, and you can't change the scale to linear. You can to the position keyframes, but it's difficult and n
FCPX 10.4.3 is out
by Michael Hancock 1 month ago
FCPX 10.4.3 is out. A couple of bug fixes. Release notes here: https: support.apple.com en-us HT201237 ---------------- Michael Hancock Editor
Re: FCPX 10.4.3 is out
by Herb Sevush 4 weeks ago
Steve Connor "Yes update - it's not Premiere Pro :)" Ouch. Oh my, it's true, the truth hurts. Herb Sevush Zebra Productions --------------------------- nothin ' attached to nothin ' "Deciding the spi
Is there any way to merge clips in the browser?
by Noam Osband 2 months ago
I've been reading online, and I feel like I should be able to do this, but I can't figure it out. I sometimes use FCP X for audio work because I love all the metadata I can put into it. I did an inter
Re: Is there any way to merge clips in the browser?
by Michael Hancock 2 months ago
Create a multicam clip. ---------------- Michael Hancock Editor
Smarter and Faster
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
Steve Martin's Working Smarter and Faster presentation from NAB https: www.youtube.com watch time_continue=1&v=MdqTwAPg6Qg - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Smarter and Faster
by Michael Hancock 3 months ago
Simon Ubsdell "When you need a specific tool, you need that specific tool and workarounds just don't cut it." Exactly. Just today, in another forum, I saw that an editor was handed a script built fro
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Shortcut ''cmd +'' is not working
by Vegdo Rjabkov 3 months ago
Hey, I am using the latest version of fcpx and i have this issue with the shortcut zoom in. For me works the ''cmd -'' to zoom out but not the ''cmd +'' Anyone an idea why
Re: Shortcut ''cmd +'' is not working
by Michael Hancock 3 months ago
Try trashing your preferences. ---------------- Michael Hancock Editor
Color Wheels redux
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
https: digitalfilms.wordpress.com 2018 04 22 fcpx-color-wheels-take-2 - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 3 months ago
Re: Color Wheels redux
by Michael Hancock 3 months ago
Oliver Peters " I would say though that they don't consider this a "fix" - merely a "change" to match what people expected to see." If it's not a bug fix, I'd be very interested to hear why they buil
FCPX or R15?
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
I find the Resolve threads here fascinating. 2.5 million FCPX users notwithstanding, is Apple playing catch-up now to Blackmagic Design and Resolve It amazes me that a community where a trackless UI w
Re: FCPX or R15?
by Michael Hancock 3 months ago
Robin S. Kurz "Just as I finished shooting a job (3rd) on an iPhone X in 4K with an DJI Osmo 2. The client was ecstatic over the results. Go figure." Why did you decide to go with the iPhone X as the
X vs Pr on multi-editor project
by Chad Greene 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago
Any advice before I upgrade?
by Mark Suszko 6 months ago
2013 iMac, currently on 10.10.5 Yosemite, going to upgrade to High Sierra, and bring my FCPX from 10.2.3 to the latest, which I guess is 10.4. I'm probably going to just burn my boats and not bother a
Re: Any advice before I upgrade?
by Michael Hancock 6 months ago
Do you have to upgrade to High Sierra Given the option, I'd recommend going to Sierra instead. I'm on High Sierra and have had more hard freezes and crashes than I ever had on Sierra. ----------------
In LA Tomorrow...(Wed 1/24) at LACPUG
by Bill Davis 6 months ago
Visiting a friend in LA tomorrow so decided to drop by the Apple LACPUG meeting. Apple is presenting in the first part of the show. After the break, the theme is about saving money while making person
Re: In LA Tomorrow...(Wed 1/24) at LACPUG
by Michael Hancock 6 months ago
Bill Davis "Those who have less prior conditioning - will simply aporoach the new tools as they are and feel this is how it works and not really notice any issues. " If they use the color wheels and
Editing without source media?
by Fergus Hammond 6 months 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 6 months ago
Ah, that was it: I hadn't gone to View Proxy. Thanks!
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Michael Hancock liked this 6 months ago
Color wheels - just a little bit more
by Oliver Peters 6 months ago
Illumination or gasoline You decide. https: digitalfilms.wordpress.com 2018 01 13 whats-up-with-final-cuts-color-wheels Hopefully this encapsulates what the issues are. - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliver
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 6 months ago
Re: Color wheels - just a little bit more
by Michael Hancock 6 months ago
Jeremy Garchow "Still, is all of that functionality created equal in all devices " LOL. That's the beauty of standards - there are so many to choose from! ---------------- Michael Hancock Editor
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The Color Wheels Mystery ...
by Simon Ubsdell 7 months ago
I am sure all of you here know much more about the color science than I do and can explain what is happening with the color wheels in FCP X 10.4 (specifically the Shadows, Midtones and Highlights) and
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David Lawrence liked this 7 months ago
Re: The Color Wheels Mystery - The Solution?
by Michael Hancock 7 months ago
Simon Ubsdell "There is nothing more guaranteed to get developers wanting to ignore you (and worse) than when you call it that without having the full picture. " If only we had the full picture from
Is there a way to make multi/group clips of this?
by Micke Engström 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
Re-Linking Clips to External Drive
by Alan Callaghan 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
All of my posts are being moderated, suddenly.
by Michael Hancock 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
RE: Real guns on location
by Sam Lesante Jr. 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
Re: Creative Cloud - Some Peace of Mind Offered...Reason many are wrong about this
by Jim Giberti 5 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 5 years ago
Creating Sequential Titles in PP
by Caleb McLaughlin 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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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