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Michael Paul

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How to deal with many clips, create new sequence out of clips or possible to create ONE long clip and where is the audio for a sequence in the source???
by Michael Paul 2 months ago
Scenario: I am given 50 clips (clip 001-050), this is the footage I work with. What is the BEST way to work with it Now in Avid I would always toggle between record and edit (or what exactly is the na
Re: How to deal with many clips, create new sequence out of clips or possible to create ONE long clip and where is the audio for a sequence in the source???
by Nina Lucia 2 months ago
Hey maybe this "pancake editing" mode will help you! https: forums.creativecow.net thread 3 1009960
Source monitor time line doesn't scroll
by Michael Paul 4 months ago
So I always change my source monitor to just view the wave form if I am clipping dialogues. I zoom in on the wave form to get a detailed view and I notice in the latest version Premiere doesn't scroll
Is there a way to zoom in on the source / get more details in source window?
by Michael Paul 6 months ago
It seems as if DaVinci shows the ENTIRE video with all the details in the source monitor and there is no way to zoom in to get more details. I am used to Premiere and in Premiere you can zoom in on yo
Re: Is there a way to zoom in on the source / get more details in source window?
by Richard Mazikowski 5 months ago
On Mac command and the plus or minus keys work for me. Richard Mazikowski rmazikowski@comcast.net http: vimeo.com maz1
Add Edit Keyboard Shortcut - what is the name?
by Michael Paul 7 months ago
So I am looking for the name of a simple "Add edit" as in: Cut the Clip. Here is exactly what I am looking for in action (if the time code won't work it starts at 2:35) https: youtu.be rxcSMYe9KWI t=1
Re: Add Edit Keyboard Shortcut - what is the name?
by Michael Paul 7 months ago
Thank you! This is exactly what I was looking for. I expected it to be called blade as well and not razor.
Zoom in on/out on sequence the easy way
by Michael Paul 2 years ago
Every time I want to zoom in or out on my sequence I need to click on the Tools first so that the tool box gets a blue frame around it. This is pretty annoying because I will be shuttling in my time l
Re: Zoom in on/out on sequence the easy way
by Michael Paul 2 years ago
Have you seen my replies above The thing with the toolbox that needs to be activated each time Thanks.
reverse motion + trim to fill
by Michael Paul 2 years ago
I am not able to reverse a clip and put trim to fill on it. If I first reverse the motion and than alt drag trim to fill on it the motion will get played in the right direction again. I've tried a tim
Re: reverse motion + trim to fill
by Michael Paul 2 years ago
Why would or should I export it and reimport it That sounds like too much work. I applied my reverse to it and then did a video mixdown.
"Lock" clips inside track while moving?
by Michael Paul 2 years ago
So I've switched from Media Composer 6.5 to the latest version and I've noticed something that didn't use to happen to be before (at least I like to think so): Say I have a video clip on V1 and it's a
Project file size - how much can FCPX handle - transcoding options
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
I ve got the following scenario: I ve got footage (5D, C100, FS7) that adds up to 195,92 GB. Now I ve imported it all into FCPX with the Transcoding options Create optimized media and Create proxy med
Re: Project file size - how much can FCPX handle - transcoding options
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
OH one more thing: Normally my footage is always like this: Folder: Day 1 - Sub folders: Card 1, Card 2, Card 3. I like the fact that keywords get their information from finder folders. FCPX doesn t j
clip not "stretched out" in video effects/ can't animate?
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
I'm not sure how to properly explain it but I've got a freeze frame (I've created it with add frame hold) and I want to copy and paste an animation onto that freeze frame but inside the video effects
Re: clip not "stretched out" in video effects/ can't animate?
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
Dear Joe, I know Premiere sees it just as one frame but WHY is that the case It's a freeze frame or hold frame or whatever Premiere calls it. The clip is 4 seconds in my time line and not just 1 frame
keyboard short cut bug in latest version? all command are gone?
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
So I've decided to update to the latest version of Premiere for OSX (because there was a problem that sadly didn't get fixed with the latest build). I've noticed the all new keyboard short cut window
best way of sharing projects with different editors?
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
So I will work on one project with different editors. They don't work in house so I will hand the material to them. I've to admit I have never done this before using Final Cut Pro X so I would be VERY
Re: best way of sharing projects with different editors?
by Bret Williams 3 years ago
So if everything they need is in an event, simply highlight the event and select file copy event to new library. After that completes, since they don't have the media already, open the new library, se
Copy and PASTE multiple story lines- not possible?
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
All I want to do is copy and paste story lines but it doesn't seem to be possible. Here is what I did: Created a box that's just an outline with Greyscale 1 (masked) and Greyscale 2 (inverted mask) an
Re: Copy and PASTE multiple story lines- not possible?
by Bret Williams 3 years ago
Have you tried selecting just the storylines and not the storyline and the clips within _______________________________________________________________________ http: BretFX.com FCP X Plugins & Templat
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Michael Paul liked this 3 years ago
Where are my background tasks that are not yet complete?
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
So I want to export my project. I did some slow motion clips and applied Optical Flow to those. Everything is on IDLE in my Background Tasks (Rendering kicks off after 1 Second and I have waited. Noth
Re: Where are my background tasks that are not yet complete?
by Bill Davis 3 years ago
Michael Paul "So how does FCPX handle this and how do I get my stuff rendered " Michael, When set to Render in Background - X will stop rendering whenever the user "takes control" of the software to
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Michael Paul liked this 3 years ago
The fun of selecting clips and moving them around
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
Alright I am quite embarrassed for this question but I am actually having a hard time moving clips around in FCPX. So I ve got plenty of connected clips which I want to move around. Nothing going on i
Re: The fun of selecting clips and moving them around
by Jeff Kirkland 3 years ago
To move a storyline you just need to select the storyline's shelf, not the clips inside it. The fastest way to do that with one or more storylines is to open the timeline index, type "story" in the se
Replace Audio files - from layout to high quality
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
As we all know FCPX doesn t just let you replace footage. If you have a layout song and then you want to replace it with a purchased high quality version FCPX won t let you replace it because the samp
Re: Replace Audio files - from layout to high quality
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
Hey thanks Jeff. That's what I often tend to do. Then I learned about open clip and it worked fine for some time. So I am really curious why it doesn't work any more all of a sudden.
animate "complex" stuff in FCPX - is it even possible?
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
I was trying to animate something like an advanced slide show (still images) that also contained some video footage inside. After 4 days I gave up and switched to Premiere, I was happy and finished th
Re: animate "complex" stuff in FCPX - is it even possible?
by jerry wise 3 years ago
The "easing" controls in FCPX are at best poor. FCP Legacy had the same problem...easing was for sh*t. I find it hard to believe that this problem was left in the software and not fixed.
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Michael Paul liked this 3 years ago
So where are the shape mask options this time or aren't there any for a blur?
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
Hey it's that idiot again aka me. Sorry for bothering you and thanks for keeping up with me but where are the shape mask options like feathering I have found this nice article on the Apple website whe
Re: So where are the shape mask options this time or aren't there any for a blur?
by Duncan Craig 3 years ago
In FCPX you can also use multiple masks to either add or subtract from each other, and that can help create more complex shapes. FS100, EX1, GoPro, 2x Hacks, FCPX etc
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Michael Paul liked this 3 years ago
FCP X 10.3 - audio enhancements where are all the settings gone???
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
So audio enhancements used to have 3 settings: Loudness, fan hum background noise removal and something I can't remember any more. Where are those All I find under Audio Enhancements is Audio Analysis
Re: FCP X 10.3 - audio enhancements where are all the settings gone???
by Lawrence Eaton 3 years ago
Have a look at this video and see if it clarifies things for you, Michael. 10781_audio.mp4.zip Lawrence
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Michael Paul liked this 3 years ago
Delete Command in Command Editor
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
This should be a really simple one but after 1 hour of googling youtube and pressing all the buttons I could think of I still haven't found a solution for this.: I just want to DELETE a certain comman
Re: Delete Command in Command Editor
by Gregor Queck 3 years ago
If I understood you right: Press the command keys you used (alt, ctrl whatever) and pull the key from the virtual keyboard out of the Command Editor window. Works for me... . . .
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Michael Paul liked this 3 years ago
error compiling movie - render error. can't export- what to do?
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
I am trying to export a movie as Apple Pro Res 422 (HQ) 1920X1080 ; 25 fps - length: 4:01 and when I try to export it I get an error message "error compiling movie render error - render returned error
Re: error compiling movie - render error. can't export- what to do?
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
Yeh I know that Premiere doesn't like Audio files and that it's best to convert those. So I've duplicated my entire sequence and deleted any audio and even unticked export audio in the audio dialogue
Black frame around transition
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
So I am using the Clothesline transition and I have got a BLACK frame (complete black background) behind my picture while it fades in. Of course this is undesired. In detail: I have a compound clip- i
Re: Black frame around transition
by Jeremy Garchow 3 years ago
Open up your "Untitled Project Clip 2" Compound clip and put the still frame above the text, like this: Should solve the problem.
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Michael Paul liked this 3 years ago
"Edit" generator in FCPX - even possible?
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
Is it actually possible to edit a generator I have created in motion in FCPX I would say the answer seems to be NO. Generators are the way they are and there is no way to "break them apart" and treat
Re: "Edit" generator in FCPX - even possible?
by Bret Williams 3 years ago
Make it a compound clip. Then blade the compound clip. It won't start over. _______________________________________________________________________ http: BretFX.com Plugins & Templates for FCP X Edito
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Michael Paul liked this 3 years ago
how to change the resolution of the drop zone (I don't want it to be landscape mode / widescreen)
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
I would like to apologize in advance for such a basic question . I am using Motion for the first time in my life because it seems like an amazing tool in combination with Final Cut Pro X so I want to
Re: how to change the resolution of the drop zone (I don't want it to be landscape mode / widescreen)
by Mark Spencer 3 years ago
You shouldn't need to change the resolution or aspect ratio of a drop zone. It will accept any content you add to it in FCP X. And you can use the Pan and Scale controls to adjust the position and siz
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Michael Paul liked this 3 years ago
Can a drop zone cointain sound?
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
I've googled for this but I could not find an answer. I've creatd a template in motion with a drop zone I want to use in final cut. Now I "drop" a video with audio into that drop zone but I won't hear
Re: Can a drop zone cointain sound?
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
I have to admit this ruins my entire plan and I already think of giving up Motion and switching back to After Effects because there are more limitations that are totally unnecessary coding wise but ye
how do you move several connected clips AT ONCE?
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
So here is the scenario: I have 3 connected clips that connect to one long clip. All 3 connected clips are secondary story lines. They are all text objects with a fade in and fade out. Now I want to d
Re: how do you move several connected clips AT ONCE?
by William Davis 3 years ago
It seems to work normally here. 1) Command click multiple storylines. 2) Select one without holding Command. 3) Move as needed. Maybe you're command-clicking on one after you've selected
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Michael Paul liked this 3 years ago
Edit multiple connected clips at once
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
So here is what I am doing: I ve got an interview situation and I am adding subtitles to that interview. Underneath my subtitle is a grey scale box so that you can read the text way better. So I have
Re: Edit multiple connected clips at once
by Andreas Kiel 3 years ago
Hi Michael, Your approach is wrong - you use the wrong kind of subtitle. There are several subtitle plugs available. There is one from Digital Heaven called Subtitle-X ( around 40 Euro), one from Simo
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Michael Paul liked this 3 years ago
copy and paste MATCH COLOR- possible?
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
Is it possible to copy and paste the match color attribute It seems like I can copy almost any atribute of ONE clip to another clip (like a color correction) but I do not find a way to copy "match col
Re: copy and paste MATCH COLOR- possible?
by Simon Ubsdell 3 years ago
You might want to have a look at a dedicated plug-in like Hawaiki AutoMatch which gives you a lot more control over the process (and generally better results than the built-in Match Color effect) and
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Michael Paul liked this 3 years ago
Relink layout Audio with final Audio not working - Relinked files must have the same media type
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
I've got some layout audio from pondfive music. Now I've purchased the song without the watermark. I want to replace the watermarked version with the actual song. If I try to replace the song with the
Re: Relink layout Audio with final Audio not working - Relinked files must have the same media type
by Jeff Kirkland 3 years ago
The criteria for a match is supposed to be size, name, bitrate, duration, number of channels, and codec. ---- (For some reason I can 't edit my own posts so apologies in advance for any stupid mistake
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Michael Paul liked this 3 years ago
why would anyone want to use FCPX (SERIOUS discussion - no bashing)
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
I do NOT want to attack or insult any FCPX editor here - I am just curious and I believe people do things for a reason. So why do you use FCPX What are your reasons What's great about it I have starte
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Re: why would anyone want to use FCPX (SERIOUS discussion - no bashing)
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
" Then those were clearly AGE old tutorials. As in 3+ years. Like they say: you get what you pay for." No need to get hostile or assume anything. It's just something I saw in Youtube videos and since
Avid and After Effects - does it even make sense?
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
Okay I had no idea where to post this. I was looking for an After Effects General discussion board but something like this does not exist so this seemed like the only place where I could post this. I
Re: Avid and After Effects - does it even make sense?
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
Nope. I have never heard of Automatic Duck so thanks for telling me about it. It sounds interesting. I only know the terrible: Export as MOV from Avid- Import MOV into AE- "workflow". So how exactly d
NESTING a clip?
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
I am a Premiere user. In Premiere I can just NEST about everything. In case you do not know how - here is how it works: I add a bunch of effects to a clip and then I nest the clip so all the effects a
Re: NESTING a clip?
by Shane Ross 3 years ago
Yes. It's called COLLAPSE CLIP. Select all the clips with the RED SELECTION arrow, or lasso them...and then COLLAPSE them. You might need to add the Collapse button or map it to your keyboard...it's i
Apply TRIM TO FILL to clip with MOTION EFFECT ON?
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
I've got a clip with upper fields (I am not exactly sure if it's upper fields or lower fields but there certainly is a field problem with the footage and it is "wonky". I am NOT able to import it agai
move graphic on new track without moving tracks underneath
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
So here is what I've got: A video on track 1 and a keyed graphic on track 2. Now I want to move (animate) the graphic on track 2. I am using the 3D Warp effect in order to move the graphic on track 2.
Re: move graphic on new track without moving tracks underneath
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
How nice MATTE KEY has this 3d button. I am using RGBKeyer which does NOT have a 3d button. So thanks for your help yet the question remains and we are back at square 1. I don't mean to sound bitter.
S_WarpRepeat plug in- where does it come from? Origin?
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
So I saw this project which uses "S_WarpRepeat". Where does it come from I've googled it and I couldn't find any result. So is it a Trapcode thing or where does this plug in come from Also is there a
Re: S_WarpRepeat plug in- where does it come from? Origin?
by Walter Soyka 3 years ago
S_WarpRepeat is a GenArts Sapphire plugin as Graham suggested. The Sapphire effects are really excellent, but pricey. You can rebuild the effect by hand by taking several copies of the layer, warping
get out of groups and onto new layers (for each graphic)
by Michael Paul 4 years ago
I am a Flash and After Effects animator and I was provided an EPS with characters I am supposed to animate (rig them and animate them). Now in order to RIG THEM it would help a lot if EACH body part (
Re: get out of groups and onto new layers (for each graphic)
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
Thanks a lot for this great detailed answer!
Duik tools character rigging- change position of limbs afterwards
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
So I have used Duik tools (latest version 15 something) to rig a character. Nothing fancy. Just a normal guy standing around. I've got limbs which are ONE graphic each time: right leg, left leg, right
Re: Duik tools character rigging- change position of limbs afterwards
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
Thanks a lot anyways. So the answer is: there is no answer. I rather have such answers- knowing others have struggled as well- as no reply at all where I am like "why are people ignoring me ". Still I
After Effects and Premiere workflow?
by Michael Paul 4 years ago
I don't know if THIs is the right board to ask this question or if I should be asking in the Premiere board. Anyways I was working in Premiere and Ive made use of the Dynamic Link as in: I've sent a c
Re: After Effects and Premiere workflow?
by Michael Paul 4 years ago
You didn't really understand what I was saying there. Maybe I should have been way more brief. Here let me repeat myself again and then I will explain myself: " So I have the original footage and a X
how do i create a counter that counts by itself?
by Michael Paul 4 years ago
So how do I create a counter Do I need an expression for this I want to create a counter (using the text object) that counts down from 500 to 486. What is the easists way to animate this Can I just en
Re: how do i create a counter that counts by itself?
by Iwan Smith 4 years ago
I attached a source file for you. Let me know if you found it useful :) 9450_500486.aep.zip http: iwansfactory.com Motion graphics portfolio
how to animate exploding leaves / growing plant animation?
by Michael Paul 4 years ago
So I saw this nice effect of a growing plant which first grows and then the leaves fly down and go everywhere so it kinda explodes. Here is the effect I am talking about https: youtu.be Wh3gzr_ps5Y Ho
Re: how to animate exploding leaves / growing plant animation?
by Michael Paul 4 years ago
https: youtu.be 7K6ZLSlRmvM here is the same effect again this time without any stuff on it and better quality. do you really think motion sketch was used on every single leave i mean every leave goes
How to organize your footage / adobe bridge or other software?
by Michael Paul 4 years ago
SO I wasn't exactly sure WHERE to post this because this MIGHT be about Bridge but then it's about data handling in general and I guess it's something you also have to do if you use Photoshop. If this
Colour clips in source? Organize clips in a clever way
by Michael Paul 5 years ago
Here is my work flow in Premiere: I have one time line with footage. I have my main time line. I go into the timeline that contains all the footage, pick a part I need, copy that to the main time line
Re: Colour clips in source? Organize clips in a clever way
by Bill Ravens 5 years ago
http: provideocoalition.com ssimmons story day-20-28daysofquicktips-alt-option-u-to-re-enter-avid-media-composer-trim Scroll down to about half way thru this article to get a good illustration of one
Illustrator constantly gives me outlines- I DONT WANT ANY
by Michael Paul 5 years ago
So I select a fill colour and NO outline colour (transparency or whatever- that red stroke). So I will draw a shape with say the colour green and BAM Illustrator will give me a green outline. It's not
Can't search for folders in Final Cut
by Michael Paul 8 years ago
okay it seems to me I fail to understand the search in FCP. I want to search for folder NAMES not just the content. is this impossible or am i doing something wrong I just hit cmd + f and enter my sea
Re: Can't search for folders in Final Cut
by Michael Paul 8 years ago
that's sadly not the case. I am in my browser window because it will find any footage by name (which is stored in folders in my browser window) BUT it will simply ignore folder names. so to sum it up:
Freeze frame of a mask
by Michael Paul 8 years ago
Is it somehow possible to do a freeze frame of a mask only so i have masked this object and gave it a soft edge. when i make a freeze frame of it i get some nasty blurred out border duo to the soft ed
Re: Freeze frame of a mask
by Stephan Walfridsson 8 years ago
How did you create the mask Are you freezing the image after you applied the mask If so, try freezing the image first and applying the mask to the freeze frame. Stephan
can't import footage
by Michael Paul 9 years ago
I am trying to import P2 footage in final cut and final cut gives me a STREAM ERROR when I try to log my footage. any clue how to solve this i copied my footage from the P2 card on a USB hard drive an
Re: can't import footage
by Alex Joseph 9 years ago
Sure hope you copied each card in full to individual folders on the USB drive... :-( There is a lot of very necessary data and meta data scattered around those P2 cards required for proper import. Als
scrolling play head
by Michael Paul 9 years ago
So if I play something in final cut pro that little yellow arrow (it's called play head, right) will move forward in my time line move to the right. Now if it's outside the screen its outside the scre
Re: scrolling play head
by Andy Mees 9 years ago
Nope, auto scrolling the timeline during playback isn't possible in FCP, but you can manually scroll it during playback if that helps you
Last second gets cut off when converting from AIFF to AC3
by Michael Paul 9 years ago
I am not sure if this is the RIGHT forum- I'm sorry if it isn't but I thought it might be since it's an Audio related problem: So I am using Compressor 3.5.2 that comes with Final Cut Pro to convert a
Re: Last second gets cut off when converting from AIFF to AC3
by Michael Paul 9 years ago
Well I use the program "Levelator" for my audio so there wont be great differences in volume for each clip on the DVD. Sadly Levelator doesn't support AC3- only AIF. So I need to convert my AC3 to AIF
Logging of a dv tape - set IN on first frame
by Michael Paul 9 years ago
So here is what I want to do. I want to capture the beginning of a tape and I want to set an IN at the beginning of it and an OUT some time later. I'm very well aware that it isn't possible to set an
Re: Logging of a dv tape - set IN on first frame
by Michael Paul 9 years ago
You can, if you do everything manually; Yeh I know. That's what I've meant with capturing it on the fly. Thanks a lot for that big reply. That really explains it.
Final Cut doesn't export clips in a chronological order?
by Michael Paul 10 years ago
First of all you have to cut me some slack since I am sadly stuck with the German version of Final Cut Pro 7 so I might use some wrong terms (is there any way to switch to the English version if you h
Re: Final Cut doesn't export clips in a chronological order?
by Michael Paul 10 years ago
Thank you very much for your reply. I have to admit this is exactly what I have done. I renamed my clips in the Exportlist (clip001, clip002...) and turned "set mark in out" on and turned add suffix (
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