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Michael Hancock

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FCPX 10.4.5 update
by Michael Hancock 2 days ago
App store is showing FCPX 10.4.5 available. Screen grab of the update and release notes: ---------------- Michael Hancock Editor
Re: FCPX 10.4.5 update
by Michael Hancock 2 days ago
The Slack notes were good today. They're usually pretty clever, which means I actually read them (and update the app regardless). Regarding FCPX - you can now execute a batch export to compressor usin
Making compound clips from longer clips
by John Watts 5 days ago
Perhaps there is a different way to approach this workflow. In having to make quite a number of compound clips (subclips in avid or premiere), each time I make a compound clip the selection shifts to
Re: Making compound clips from longer clips
by Michael Hancock 5 days ago
Glad it helped! I do wish that FCPX had a true "subclip" option, and I've submitted feature requests for it to Apple, but I don't think they'll ever actually implement it. Using multiple keywords is a
Replacing temp stock music?
by Mark Smith 2 weeks ago
I have a couple of project that use stock music from Pond 5 . I used the watermarked pond 5 cuts in the projects and now have to replace with purchased version of same cuts. Could I Delete the pond 5
Re: Replacing temp stock music?
by Michael Hancock 2 weeks ago
Roles could help a bit, I suppose. Auditions are great sometimes, but I don't think they would really help much in this situation because you would need to create the audition with the exact same sect
Can you change the color of Title Safe Zone Marker?
by James Dow 2 weeks ago
I'm sure there's an easy way...just not sure how. Thanks, James JPD
Re: Can you change the color of Title Safe Zone Marker?
by Michael Hancock 2 weeks ago
Nope. Submit it as a feature request. https: www.apple.com feedback finalcutpro.html ---------------- Michael Hancock Editor
Replacing clip while keeping clips's keyframes in place
by Daniel Fischpan 1 month ago
Is there a way to replace a clip in your timeline while applying the replaced clips keyframes to the new clip Another way of saying this is I want the replacing clip to use the old clips keyframes. I
Re: Replacing clip while keeping clips's keyframes in place
by Michael Hancock 1 month ago
No, you can't. Good feature request for Apple, though. Here's a workaround: 1. Select the clip you want to replace and Cmd+C to copy 2. Replace the clip however you want (replace from start, replace f
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Arranging key word order in events?
by Mark Smith 2 months ago
Basic question: I have an event with a a dozen or more keywords. The keywords basically break up the material contained in the event into sections in Chronological order, so pre race, race start, and
Re: Arranging key word order in events?
by Michael Hancock 2 months ago
David Mathis "Going to ask them to do the same for Events. " I just sent in a feature request for manual sorting on a per event level, so you can sort one alphabetically ascending, another manual sor
You are the first beta-test forum of the new system
by Ronald Lindeboom 2 months 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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Re: You are the first beta-test forum of the new system
by Ronald Lindeboom 2 months 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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Final Cut Update
by David Mathis 2 months ago
So, it looks like there will not be version 10.5 anytime soon but there is a very nice update that just came out today. http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro news 2129-apple-update-final-cut-pro-x-to-10-4-4-
Re: Final Cut Update
by Michael Hancock 2 months ago
Look at the columns you have showing in the browser (you may need to scroll right to see them all). Are the columns for Video Audio roles showing If so, when you hit play, does it expand the roles col
Need LUT for Red Camera footage delivered as Pro Res files
by Dudley Saunders 2 months 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 months 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
Resolve 15.2
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
Today. Tons of nice editing enhancements. If only other NLE developers were this fast and responsive to customers. Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Resolve 15.2
by Michael Hancock 2 months ago
Andrew Kimery "Things like dupe detection, active window highlighting, sub-frame editing of audio transitions, faster timeline redrawing, entering TC w o having to use ";" or ":"... are mainly qualit
Relinked media?
by Mark Smith 2 months 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 months 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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Mac Mini with eGPU
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
Does a new Mac Mini (optioned out with all the bells & whistles) - plus one of the BMD eGPU and TB storage - become a good FCPX option in the opinion of this group - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeter
Re: Mac Mini with eGPU
by Michael Hancock 3 months ago
Oliver Peters "EDIT: Oh, and significant portions of the industry are not allowed to have their machines connected to the internet." This will be a major hurdle - can you get a guarantee that your fo
Any way to see audio waveform in Source Viewer?
by Dave LaRonde 3 months ago
I frequently have to edit voiceovers in Avid. It would speed up the process a lot if I could see the waveform in the Source viewer. Currently it's just black in there. Anyone know how to see a wavefor
Re: Any way to see audio waveform in Source Viewer?
by Michael Hancock 3 months ago
I think if they put audio waveforms in the source monitor before they updated the title tool an angry horde of Avid editors would storm the castles and burn Avid's headquarters to the ground. --------
New Blackmagic eGPU
by Steve Connor 3 months ago
I don't want to distract people from the endless discussion about what the forum should be called but this looks interesting. BMD have released another eGPU. https: www.blackmagicdesign.com products b
Re: New Blackmagic eGPU
by Michael Hancock 3 months ago
Winston A. Cely "if you have a schedule, do you really need the upgrade on any specific internal components option " If you can upgrade individual components your total hardware replacement schedule
Batch .MXF import (easier way)
by Jonathan Reed 5 months 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 5 months 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 9 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 9 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 9 months ago
Editing without source media?
by Fergus Hammond 1 year 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 1 year ago
Ah, that was it: I hadn't gone to View Proxy. Thanks!
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Michael Hancock liked this 1 year ago
Is there a way to make multi/group clips of this?
by Micke Engström 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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
Is there a marker window?
by Michael Hancock 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
Finding those brilliant ideas
by Todd Terry 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
All of my posts are being moderated, suddenly.
by Michael Hancock 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 years ago
Re: Creative Cloud - Some Peace of Mind Offered...Reason many are wrong about this
by Jim Giberti 6 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 6 years ago
Creating Sequential Titles in PP
by Caleb McLaughlin 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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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