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Neil Gowan

Member Since:
November 5th 2008
45 Posts
Shift-Drag function change?
by Neil Gowan 2 years ago
When I transitioned from FCP7 to Premiere, I got used to the different way that Premiere handled the shift-drag function when moving a clip (audio and video linked) in the timeline. However, in the la
Re: Shift-Drag function change?
by Neil Gowan 2 years ago
Thanks...I thought I tried some other modifiers, but I guess I missed that one (for Mac, it's actually working as Shift+Command+drag). I guess somebody better tell Adobe that their shortcut was change
Premiere terribly sluggish after manipulating titles
by Neil Gowan 2 years ago
I'm working on a demanding project including hundreds of hours of 4k footage, mostly ProRes but some .mp4 from GoPro, DJI, GH4, as well as hundreds of .jpgs. I would expect this kind of project to pus
Re: Premiere terribly sluggish after manipulating titles
by Neil Gowan 2 years ago
Yes, Thunderbolt 2 RAID. Does anyone have tips on keeping a clean house with Premiere cache files Is it worth dumping it every now and then and letting the files rebuild
Apple Mighty Mouse alternatives?
by Neil Gowan 3 years ago
I'm on the hunt for the best mouse. Here are my opinions and coinciding assumptions, please correct me if I'm wrong: Apple Mighty Mouse is only mouse on market with 360 scrolling capability AND tradit
Re: Apple Mighty Mouse alternatives?
by Doug Metz 2 years ago
Neil Gowan " Apple's Magic Mouse obviously solves 360 scrolling but does not match responsiveness speed of wired Mighty Mouse." Not true. Quite responsive, plus you get gestures (or not, it's up to y
Audio track level issues
by Neil Gowan 4 years ago
I've either found a significant bug or can't track down a feature with audio track levels. If I copy a clip from one sequence and paste it into another, I am usually getting significant audio level di
Re: Audio track level issues
by Neil Gowan 4 years ago
Forgot the snapshot:
Transcoding for Premiere
by Neil Gowan 4 years ago
Several folks have assured me that Premiere's "ability" to work with native camera formats is reliable and efficient...offering good enough performance with native formats to make it worth skipping th
Re: Transcoding for Premiere
by Neil Gowan 4 years ago
Thanks to all for the input. Here's my specific situation: working on a 4K doc shot on BlackMagic so all A Cam media is in ProRes. We have a couple B Cams - a DJI Inspire (giving me an AVC encode) and
FCP 7 Performance with new Mac Pro
by Neil Gowan 5 years ago
Hi all. I upgraded to new Mac Pro a couple months ago. Old machine was Mac Pro 1,1 quad 2Ghz core, 4Gb ram. New machine is Mac Pro 6,1 six 3.5Ghz core, 32Gb ram, FirePro D700 graphics. I'm editing abo
Re: FCP 7 Performance with new Mac Pro
by Neil Gowan 5 years ago
Ok....thanks for the input.
Music Libraries
by Neil Gowan 5 years ago
Sorry this isn't FCP specific, but I need to ask editors for some help. Anybody have a recommendation for a good online music library I'm editing my first feature length doc and the services I've used
Re: Music Libraries
by Neil Gowan 5 years ago
Thanks everyone. Some of those are new for me...very helpful!
"Disabling" video of clip but not audio
by Neil Gowan 5 years ago
Been working with FCP X for a few months now, obviously some things I like, some I don't. One feature to my old workflow that I just can't stop wishing I had back is disabling a clip's video but leavi
Re: "Disabling" video of clip but not audio
by Neil Gowan 5 years ago
Thanks Robin. Helpful insights. One of my biggest challenges is isolation. Working at home has it's advantages, but rubbing shoulders with other professionals is what I miss most about working in a st
Starting up a one-stop-shop
by Neil Gowan 6 years ago
Hi all. This may be a bit of a deviation from marketing, but it seems to be a good business topic. I've really appreciated lots of the advice and info from previous threads in this forum. I've been a
Re: Starting up a one-stop-shop
by Neil Gowan 6 years ago
Wow...lots of fantastic advice in there! Thanks guys. This producer that I speak of "taking me under his wing" took the all-in approach when he started out - bought $15k of equipment with no clients l
Oh No...can anyone give me tips on how to recover my files?!
by Neil Gowan 6 years ago
Running OS X 10.6.8. Working on an FCP project, all files and media located on a FW800 drive. Was mounting another drive (not even daisy-chaining...just using a different FW800 port on Mac Pro) when F
Re: Oh No...can anyone give me tips on how to recover my files?!
by Neil Gowan 6 years ago
I always thought that if you sent something to the trash from an external drive then ejected that drive, the trash would automatically delete those items permanently. But, after failing to find anythi
FCP Video Playback stability
by Neil Gowan 6 years ago
I'm running FCP 7 on a Mac Pro 2GHz quad core with 4 GB of RAM, running OSX 10.6.8. The machine is getting old (purchased in 2007), but has done a fine job keeping up with all the new codecs that have
Re: FCP Video Playback stability
by Neil Gowan 6 years ago
Yeah, I guess I should have mentioned that I do almost all of my editing on external drives...either via Firewire or USB, depending on which drive I'm sent by client. Would an eSata connection make an
MacPro Optical Drive - Won't read burnt DVD's
by Neil Gowan 9 years ago
My DVD drive does not seem to be working properly. I'm running a MacPro from early '05....the optical drive is a Pioneer DVR-111D. I don't think I've ever had this problem before, so no bad history to
Re: MacPro Optical Drive - Won't read burnt DVD's
by Neil Gowan 9 years ago
Thanks for the tip, John. I think I'll take your advice. I've never done any hardware upgrading myself. Just took a quick look at some of the drives that OWC offers. Any other tips or features that I
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