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Michael Sanders

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January 16th 2010
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Understanding Moire in FCPX?
by Kasey Gay 1 year ago
Hey team, I'll post some video comparisons soon, but I was hoping you guys could help me understand how to get better results from my exports out of FCPX. (I don't really understand what moire is. Wha
Re: Understanding Moire in FCPX?
by Michael Sanders 1 year ago
Moire is a result from when the when high frequency detail is close to the resolution of the camera or display. And as others have pointed out compression can also cause problems as well. There is a s
Sony SSTP files
by Michael Sanders 1 year ago
Hi All. I'm trying to edit some SSTP RGB files from the F55. I'm 99% sure this has worked before. I run them through SR viewer to turn them into Quicktime .MOVs and then import to FCP X. I have the SR
Re: Sony SSTP files
by Michael Sanders 1 year ago
So the plot thickens.. I trashed the prefs and created a new Library, importing the files directly into it. Now when I press play I see the image but if I pause it, or add an effect it goes black. The
Colour correction from X to Premier
by Michael Sanders 2 years ago
I ve just shot a commercial and the agency is editing and grading in house on Premier. I want to make a few tweaks to the colour, but I prefer to work in FCP X using Colour Finale. Does anyone know Xt
Re: Colour correction from X to Premier
by Michael Sanders 2 years ago
Thanks Noah and Jeff. I had a feeling that would be the case! Oh well - I'll have to think of a new plan. Michael Michael Sanders London Based DP Editor
Despite "leaving files in place," I cant get FCPX to stop copying my clips into it's "original media" folder.
by Jeremy Freedberg 2 years ago
Whenever I import my footage, I select "leave files in place," and yet when I go into the contents of the library file, it clearly copies all my footage into the "original media" folder. For a project
Re: Despite "leaving files in place," I cant get FCPX to stop copying my clips into it's "original media" folder.
by Michael Sanders 2 years ago
What media Have you got Optimize media ticked Michael Sanders London Based DP Editor
How do you cut the master by referring to a timecode list without the timecode being burned into the picture?
by Tim Wilde 2 years ago
I gave my friend a copy of the raw footage of her event with timecode burned in so she could pick the parts she wants me to string together into a simple edit. I added the timecode window in Compresso
Re: How do you cut the master by referring to a timecode list without the timecode being burned into the picture?
by Michael Sanders 2 years ago
Apologies Oliver - I hadn't seen your reply! Michael Sanders London Based DP Editor
FCP X incorrectly reading file frame rate
by Michael Sanders 3 years ago
Hi All. Just playing with some files from a Video Devices Pix E5. When playing the files on the PixE it says the frame rate is 25p, but when I load it into FCP X it thinks they are 50P The display on
Re: FCP X incorrectly reading file frame rate
by Michael Sanders 3 years ago
Quick update: Premier Pro and Pro player both see the files as 50P.. So its the files not the software. Michael Sanders London Based DP Editor
Aperture EOL official notice
by Oliver Peters 4 years ago
In case there was any question about the status of Aperture upon the launch of Photos, Apple is sending out official e-mail to Aperture owners confirming its End of Life. The pertinent info from that
Re: Aperture EOL official notice
by Michael Sanders 4 years ago
Calumets main store in N london had 3 copies for 10 ea yesterday. Michael Sanders London Based DP Editor
Well that was easy..
by Michael Sanders 4 years ago
Client just supplied me with a drive with media and an FCP 7 project on. So reinstalled FCP 7 in my 17" running Yosemite - all went fine. Opened up the project in FCP 7, reconnected the media and expo
Re: Well that was easy..
by Bill Davis 4 years ago
I think the crux is that while the basic EDL structure of a non-FCP X edit (with exceptions) is reasonable to expect for translation, there are obviously areas where the translation just isn't ever go
Speech to text
by Oliver Peters 4 years ago
Adobe pulls it from Premiere. http: www.philiphodgetts.com 2014 11 useful-speech-to-text-is-hard I wonder if this precedes a deal between Adobe and Nexidia. Or maybe one between Apple and Nexidia. It
Re: Speech to text
by Michael Sanders 4 years ago
When researching setting up my other half as a transcriber (so she could earn money whilst doing her PhD) I was told the industry has maybe ten years at most. Computer transcription is so good now its
FCP X, XDCam SXS and Yosemite
by Michael Sanders 4 years ago
So I have a problem.. I upgraded my edit machine to Yosemite and made sure all the important stuff including XDcam SXS import to FCP X - Which it does fine. I now have a card that refuses to load. The
Re: FCP X, XDCam SXS and Yosemite
by Michael Sanders 4 years ago
The current state of play is this: I removed all the files I could see relating to SXS cards from Library - Filesystem and Library - extensions and then reinstalled as per Sony's advice of device driv
Row of blinking lights
by Michael Sanders 4 years ago
I created a wall of digits randomly going from 0 to 1 but I thought I'd like to try it with blinking lights. The plan is to create a series of 8 "lights" in a row and then flash them on an off like a
Re: Row of blinking lights
by Michael Sanders 4 years ago
Mark.. Can't see random anywhere.. Currently have set as attached Much much appreciated.. Michael Sanders London Based DP Editor
FCPX 10.1.2 Released!
by Marcus Moore 4 years ago
Updated to both the What's New and In Action pages. New ProRes4444QX mastering codec introduced. Philip Hodgets- http: www.philiphodgetts.com 2014 06 final-cut-pro-x-10-1-2
Re: FCPX 10.1.2 Released!
by Michael Sanders 4 years ago
Welll... Unless I'm missing something, you can store cache files where you want but the cache contains proxy and render files - you can't separate the proxy media and render files in separate places.
Laughably OT: Can you ID an old graphics system?
by Jeff Markgraf 5 years ago
I just know there are a bunch of old-timers lurking here who can answer this. I'm trying to remember the name of what could best be described as a 2.5-D graphics system from the early mid 90s. It comb
Re: Laughably OT: Can you ID an old graphics system?
by Michael Sanders 4 years ago
In the late 80's I working for a Swedish TV co based in London. We had a graphics system there which I think was called Matisse.. If I remember rightly it was PC based but with its own hardware board.
FCPX not seeing proper clip name when importing XAVC
by Margot McMaster 5 years ago
I've run into an interesting issue. When importing XAVC footage into FCPX the original file name is replaced with a date and time stamp. If I import XDCam file format the original file name is not cha
Re: FCPX not seeing proper clip name when importing XAVC
by Michael Sanders 5 years ago
Are you importing the XDcam material directly through a plugin or via Content Browser Michael Sanders London Based DP Editor
4K!! FOUR KAYE!!!! ... Meanwhile, at ARRI....
by Charlie Austin 5 years ago
Anyone speak German :-) http: www.fcp.co forum 4-final-cut-pro-x-fcpx 19892-nab-2014#44225 resolution is a nice one, but he predicts higher contrasts dynamics, better color-resolution and (much) highe
Re: 4K!! FOUR KAYE!!!! ... Meanwhile, at ARRI....
by Michael Sanders 5 years ago
Franz, No links as such but just an amalgamation of reading various materials and other forums, particularly the Cinematographers Mailing List. Deakins, could have shot "Skyfall" on whatever he wanted
No Media Pool Clip to Track
by Michael Sanders 5 years ago
So I've got a small issue and I'm not sure if its FCP X or Resolve.. I've got a project that I'd like to export to Resolve to do some CC work that I can't do in FCP X. It involves a multicam clip of a
Re: No Media Pool Clip to Track
by Michael Sanders 5 years ago
So I've done some testing overnight.. It seems that if you create a multicam clip in FCP X that has more than one clip per angle (I.E: An interview with two cameras where you cut the cameras at breaks
Wish List For Next Update
by David Mathis 5 years ago
There a couple of things I would like to see in the next version of X: 1. The ability to customize and save a layout for interface depending where you are at in workflow. You could do this in 7 and ve
Re: Wish List For Next Update
by Michael Sanders 5 years ago
That's weird - I'm sure I tried that! But cool - Thanks! Michael Sanders London Based DP Editor
DaVinci Resolve 10.1 released
by Rohit Gupta 5 years ago
Hello, we are pleased to announce the release of DaVinci Resolve 10.1 for Mac, Windows and Linux on the BMD web support site. This no charge upgrade for existing customers includes rich text title sup
Re: DaVinci Resolve 10.1 released
by Michael Sanders 5 years ago
Where's the best place to report the few bugs I've found Michael Sanders London Based DP Editor
Slice X, FCP X & HD XAVC material
by Michael Sanders 5 years ago
Hi All. I'm using SliceX with Mocha to stick a pixellation mask over someones face when they say a word (not a rude word - its a guess the word competition with an accompanying audio beep). Needless t
Re: Slice X, FCP X & HD XAVC material
by Michael Sanders 5 years ago
Hi Guys.. Just want to say openly thanks for the quick response and for the off forum communications. Very impressed - thanks! All seems good now. Michael Sanders London Based DP Editor
IoHD and FCP X
by Michael Sanders 6 years ago
Does anyone know if the IoHD works with FCP X 10.0.7 - can't seem to see anything about it on the Aja website. Cheers. Michael Sanders London Based DP Editor
Re: IoHD and FCP X
by Michael Sanders 6 years ago
Thanks! At least that's one idea out the window. Michael Sanders London Based DP Editor
Canon XF plugin
by James Marshall 6 years ago
My new retina Mac with OS 10.8.2 is not allowing me to install Canon XF plugin for FCP 7.3 Any suggestion how I can get my c300 footage into FCP Thanks James
Re: Canon XF plugin
by Michael Sanders 6 years ago
You need to google Adam Wilt and 10.8.2 Basically you need to fool the installer into thinking its running on 10.7 not 10.8 We're still waiting for Canon to come up with 10.8 s w. Michael Sanders Lond
News: AJA Ki Pro Lets Woodstock Film Festival Go Digital For the First Time
by Cow News Droid 6 years ago
(October 8, 2012) The independent Woodstock Film Festival will host its 13th annual event on October 10-14, but something will be different this year AJA Ki Pros will allow producers to screen portion
Re: News: AJA Ki Pro Lets Woodstock Film Festival Go Digital For the First Time
by Michael Sanders 6 years ago
Sorry but you mean TAPELESS! HDcam is a DIGTAL tape format. Don't pull the wool over our eyes. Michael Sanders London Based DP Editor
So what hardware?
by Michael Sanders 6 years ago
I know not strictly techniques but.. So here's my problem: I've got a Mid 2010 Macbook Pro with 8GB of RAM and an 2.8GHz i7. I'm a one man shop and general editing is fine on the machine in both FCP 7
Re: So what hardware?
by nick ring 6 years ago
I think Ben lays it out pretty well. I'd say go w the iMac unless you have specific needs that only the MacPro can provide (such as handling PCIe cards you may already own, need for greater than 16GB
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Editing scenario
by Oliver Peters 6 years ago
I'm curious about how to best cut something like this in X. I'm currently editing it in 7 and honestly, it seems like anything trackless would make it a struggle, but I'll toss this out for comment. T
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David Lawrence liked this 6 years ago
Re: Editing scenario
by Chris Harlan 6 years ago
Jules bowman "At what point will there be a unanimous call of 'yep, trackless was a mistake'. Personally i think there's nothing wrong with trying stuff and even less wrong with going 'ok, a circle i
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Michael Sanders liked this 6 years ago
Video files look corrupted
by Michael Sanders 6 years ago
Hi All, When I load a XML into Resove Lite 8.2 sometimes, some clips look like they are corrupt. (Either lower half is green or two magenta pics side by side, or similar sort of thing). All the clips
Re: Video files look corrupted
by Ola Haldor Voll 6 years ago
I'm pleased to say 8.2.1 beta fixed the problem for me. Hopefully it does for you too. :)
Error when sending FCP X XML
by Michael Sanders 6 years ago
Hi all, I've got an XML file from FCP X, which when I load it into Resove Lite I get the error "no valid sequences are present in the file". Does anyone have any ldeas Michael Sanders London Based DP
Re: Error when sending FCP X XML
by Michael Sanders 6 years ago
Well... it says its opening the XML file but then reports the error "Mixed frame rate sequences are not supported". Which would be fine but my frame rates aren't mixed! Michael Sanders London Based DP
Fcp Xml import problem - no valid sequences are present in the file -
by peszteres lászló 7 years ago
Hi all. I've been having some problems with confirming from an FCP-XML in Resolve. Whenever I go to Load and select my FCP XML I get an error window reading: no valid sequences are present in the file
Re: Fcp Xml import problem - no valid sequences are present in the file -
by Michael Sanders 6 years ago
Hi Peter, Didi you get to the bottom of this I'm now having the same problem with Resolve Lite. Cheers. Michael Sanders London Based DP Editor
Repair corrupted project file
by chris walker 6 years ago
Any way to repair a corrupted project file other than using the software I've seen mentioned That doesn't work and I really, really don't want to lose 30 hrs of editing and start from scratch! No back
Re: pair corrupted project file
by Bill Davis 6 years ago
If you're in a shared storage or multi-user environ with critical work on the line, then backups obviously need to be managed very carefully. For the single seat user, just slap a drive on the system
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Michael Sanders liked this 6 years ago
Capturing Analog Video and Audio
by Frank Cervarich 7 years ago
I am using FCP7.0.3. I am running it on OS 10.6.8 and 2 X 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xenon system. I have AJA LHi to bring in beta footage. Here's my problem. When I capture beta footage, I get great vi
Re: Capturing Analog Video and Audio
by Michael Sanders 7 years ago
In the Kona set up utility app, have you definitely got analogue audio selected as the input Its under audio setup I think - I don't have the utility on the computer I'm doesn't have it installed so t
Make a 3D block
by Michael Sanders 7 years ago
I'm not a motion artist so please go easy.. I am editing a results video for a client which will have graphs in it. I'd like to make the blocks have a slight extruded 3D look, like the ones you can ge
Re: Make a 3D block
by Michael Sanders 7 years ago
Thank you - not sure how I missed that one! Michael Sanders London Based DP Editor
Motion 5 text soft
by Michael Sanders 7 years ago
Hi all. I'm prepping some graphics for a corporate edit this week - yearly performance graphs. I created a new project in Motion 5 with the PAL SD preset and then switched the pixel aspect to 1.46 ana
Re: Motion 5 text soft
by Joakim Tjernell 7 years ago
I just figured out how to solve this problem. I imported the motion project into FCP 7 and went to sequence settings. There you choose "Render control" and under "Master templates and Motion projects"
A couple of questions
by Shaun Gish 9 years ago
I'm looking at the KiPro as a possible alternative to recording multicams to HDCam decks because of the price but I have a few questions: 1. Is there a rack mount kit for the KiPro If not, I'm assumin
Re: A couple of questions
by Michael Sanders 9 years ago
Sounds great in theory firing them all of LTC - except when using TOD! Michael Sanders London Based DP Editor
Drobo Pro for editing HDV1080i and 720p?
by mikkell khan 9 years ago
Hello, I wanted to set up a NAS for two computers, one a PC running Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 and the other a MAC running Final Cut Pro 6. I would eventually like to add a third system, most likely anoth
Re: Drobo Pro for editing HDV1080i and 720p?
by Michael Sanders 9 years ago
Have you looked at the latest drobo's I'm just setting up a mk 2 drobo and it played back IMX50 material without a hookup. They also do the drobopro designed specifically for creative types. Michael S
Chromakeying with IMX50
by Michael Sanders 9 years ago
Hi All, I've got some green screen interviews shot on a PDW700 in IMX50 mode. The colour background is solid and well lit, good separation with minimum spill. When I try and key it I get a jagged edge
Re: Chromakeying with IMX50
by Michael Sanders 9 years ago
Hi there, Thanks for the input. In the end I ended up getting DVmatt blast and I have to say the pictures a very impressive. Michael Sanders London Based DP Editor
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