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Nick Meyers

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Subtitles for online vs TV vs Theatre
by Dan McGuire 1 week ago
Folks, I am going to be screening my documentary about Balinese healers in late October. The titles I have designed seem to look right as I edit on FCP7, but I assume that when they are projected in a
Re: Subtitles for online vs TV vs Theatre
by Nick Meyers 1 week ago
i agree w Bouke, outline is better than drop-shadow. most subs use outline. also i'd try going bold, or a font that's less delicate. and I'm wondering if they extend too far across the screen, they ar
limit color feature on color corrector
by raju bhai 4 weeks ago
Hello, when i select the area of the frame that i want to limit the color alteration to, I use SHIFT + THE DOPPER TOOL to keep adding to my selection. However, how do i subtract from my selection I tr
Re: limit color feature on color corrector
by Nick Meyers 2 weeks ago
options in FCP7 are not great you could look at CHV motion tracker collection FCPX has something i believe, Slice-X then there's Resolve, of course Paul Crisp made garbage mattes for FCP with a simple
Positioning text using FCP text generators
by Christopher McDonell 3 weeks ago
Hi. I'm finishing a doc on FCP 6 and will eventually need to version my text. I've been reading about using TEP to create an .srt file and to avoid Boris text generator. At this point, my subtitles ar
Re: Positioning text using FCP text generators
by Nick Meyers 3 weeks ago
Christopher McDonell "I have to enter new x coordinates if I want it justified to the same left margin" thats not right, you must be doing something wrong, (or I'm misunderstanding ) i just made a le
zooming in waveform bogs down my machine
by Collin Christenbury 1 month ago
I edit VOD content in FCP7, that typically runs 80-87mins & have to do lots of audio editing. I've noticed when I blow my waveform up in the viewer window it bogs my machine down. Is there anything I
Re: zooming in waveform bogs down my machine
by Nick Meyers 1 month ago
can i ask if you have any markers on those clips i haven't had FCP slow down due to waveforms, but if i'm zoomed all the way in on a timeline with markers, it gets incredibly slow. you can hide the ma
Media manager FCP7 complete files with Original names
by Dan McGuire 1 month ago
I have 70+ video files, music files, FX files, VO Files, stills, etc spread out over 7 drives. I'm at a rough cut phase of a production and want to move all the original files (not truncated) to one n
Re: Media manager FCP7 complete files with Original names
by Nick Meyers 1 month ago
the simplest and quickest way is to select everything in your browser, and go to File Menu Reconnect Media. you get a list, but its not printable, and you can't really work it other than taking a scre
Can you Capture Video Through External Drive?
by Samuel Hays 1 month ago
This might be an amateur question, but I'm using Final Cut Pro 7, and I'm trying to capture video from my camcorder directly onto my Lacie drive, and I'm having trouble getting it to work. I have the
Re: Can you Capture Video Through External Drive?
by Nick Meyers 1 month ago
Samuel Hays " the captured footage looks a little more pixelated than usual." your "usual" has shifted to hi-def ! and from memory, DV was pretty crunchy looking in the FCP canvas Samuel Hays "when I
FCP 7 subtitles > .srt on Yosemite
by Michael Brown 2 months ago
Hi folks, you get the gist: I have created subtitles in FCP 7 for a 55-min programme (quite a bit of dalogue), and am now entering into festivals. An Italian fests would like me to send my English sub
Re: FCP 7 subtitles > .srt on Yosemite
by Nick Meyers 1 month ago
sorry, Michael, i dont this that's possible. did Andreas From Spherico Filmtools (maker of Title Exchange Pro) respond to one of your other posts you should put the question to him. and as i say, Text
Blu Ray decode job
by Mark Suszko 3 months ago
I have a 2-hour bluRay we made on our FCPX system that now needs to be "ripped"; i.e. converted back into stand-alone mpeg 4 files I can put on a portable drive for the client that originated the proj
Re: Blu Ray decode job
by Nick Meyers 3 months ago
also look into Make MKV i read somewhere once that chaining the .mkv extension to .mov will make the subsequent conversion to ProRes a lot easier. and i'd give that a try as the one time i converted m
Broadcast quality subtitles plugin for FCP X that will pass Netflix qc
by Sam Lee 9 months ago
I'm looking for a 100% transparent, no compromise in quality burned in subtitles plugin. I tried Sugar FX and unfortunately there are too many color banding noise. I couldn't figure out why it was rej
Re: Broadcast quality subtitles plugin for FCP X that will pass Netflix qc
by Nick Meyers 5 months ago
wow, good list. i actually really appreciate the detail they go into. 20 frames minimum, seems pretty short to me. i've been working off some BBC specs where they had a 1 & 1 2 second minimum. (or so
New version of Resolve....
by Gabe Strong 5 months ago
Looking like NAB will see a new version of Davinci Resolve......skipping 13 and going right to version 14....(because we all know version 13 is unlucky.) Gabe Strong G-Force Productions www.gforcevide
Re: New version of Resolve....
by Nick Meyers 5 months ago
based on
can you reword or edit your posts?
by andy patterson 6 months ago
I noticed that I can reply to a post made by someone else. I can select reply again to try to change a typo mistake or reword my post better. However if I select to post the new reworded version the o
Re: can you reword or edit your posts?
by Nick Meyers 6 months ago
andy patterson "Thanks. The option is probably there I just don't see it." if you're in the forum, click on the specific post you want to edit, if you are within the thread, go to REPLY to the post y
Free Media 100
by Oliver Peters 6 months ago
And now another free NLE https: www.media100.com mc_cid=e0554e7454&mc_eid=e2bfdf9c20 - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
Re: Free Media 100
by Nick Meyers 6 months ago
I'm curious, but have to ask: why should i bother what does M100 do better than any of the others to make it worthwhile downloading and learning nick
Blade
by Shane Ross 7 months ago
If Apple is looking only to the future, and wanting to dump the old, ancient ways of the past...including the terminology used, like "bin," why is the "blade" tool still called BLADE And why does it l
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Re: Blade
by Nick Meyers 7 months ago
Gabriel Spaulding "I see where you're coming from but slicing a clip is a fundamental editing requirement." then why not call it slice you've used that word a couple of times so maybe it's the more n
Final Cut Pro X Advanced Mask Transitioning
by Zade Cross 7 months ago
Hi Guys, I'm new around here! I thought I'd sign up to join a final cut pro x community as I've been using it alot recently. I've been working on masking transitions to create seamless videos and I sa
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Re: Final Cut Pro X Advanced Mask Transitioning
by Nick Meyers 7 months ago
"2. Position the camera for second scene with the screen in fullshot (So you cannot notice it is inside a TV)" this will be a problem as you'll lose your tracking references (unless you have some with
timecode generator offset bug in fcpx
by Seth Jacobson 7 months ago
The offset doesn't appear to work properly in the generator. I've got a 23.976 project. I put the generator on top of the very first clip in the timeline, as a connected clip. Set the generator for ti
Re: timecode generator offset bug in fcpx
by Nick Meyers 7 months ago
try 108001
Final cut X A Diamond in the rough
by rohan ferreira 9 months ago
http: rohanf16.blogspot.in 2017 01 final-cut-x-diamond-in-rough.html spref=fb&m=1 A blog on my opinion of FCPX
Re: Final cut X A Diamond in the rough
by Nick Meyers 8 months ago
"If you have the film set up on Avid, then it's less of a hassle to bring in another editor" this is the big unspoken reason FCP was used on certain productions. it gave the filmmakers a protective ba
6 months in with FCPX... my feature requests (FWIW)...
by Michael Carter 1 year ago
Current FCPX: Amazing and frustrating. A big example of Apple s We know better than you and you ll come around eventually . We REALLY need a function or separate app to import FCP6 7 projects. I have
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Re: 6 months in with FCPX... my feature requests (FWIW)...
by Nick Meyers 1 year ago
"For which task and or which app " 1: re-conforming DAW work to your new edit most tools that do this compare 2 ELDs 2: puling used shots. don't ask me why, but a facility recently told me that an EDL
Sales motivation?
by Mark Suszko 1 year ago
I'm lately seeing a number of tempting half-off type offers for different FCP-X plug-in products and the like, all kind of urgent in their cut-off dates. It makes me wonder, do they know something I d
Re: Sales motivation?
by Nick Meyers 1 year ago
"Resolve's was actually a little better tha mMorphCut" Hi Bret, i was curious as i hadn't heard of Resolve's version till now, but when i googled it this came up: Resolve smooth cut vs. mMorphCut by B
XML from FCP7 into resolve - clip names go missing
by Nick Meyers 1 year ago
Hello all. i have a simple sequence in FCP7 of Synced rushes. all clips have been named, linked, subcliped, then multicliped. i wanted to bring the sequences into Resolve to make Rushes exports with g
Re: XML from FCP7 into resolve - clip names go missing
by Matthew Kingdon 1 year ago
Experiencing the same issue - no fix found for it yet! Would be v grateful if anyone can shed any light on this. Cheers, Matt
VR - will it be DOA just like stereo 3D ?
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
Obviously VR is going to be a big deal here at NAB. Adobe has tossed its hat into the ring with integrated tools in Premiere Pro. OTOH, Apple is more stand-off-ish, even on the consumer side. My thoug
Re: VR - will it be DOA just like stereo 3D ?
by Nick Meyers 1 year ago
i saw a dozen or so VR works at a film festival last year. of those, only two stood out for me: Millions March was one, Clouds of Sidra was the other. I'd recommend seeking it out. nick
Why is Log and Transfer gone?? Am I the only one puzzled by this?
by Todd Forsbloom 2 years ago
Is it just me, or was the ability to log an individual clip BEFORE ingesting it onto ones machine a brilliant idea I was adding naming, metadata, clip by clip, getting rid of the garbage, only bringin
Re: Why is Log and Transfer gone?? Am I the only one puzzled by this?
by Nick Meyers 2 years ago
"If you wanted to ingest a section of say a GoPro clip- you'd be de-compressing and recompressing and losing a generation" in FCP 7 at least, it only recompresses the frames outside of the nearest I f
Removing bouncing stuck pixel
by Daniel Horn 2 years ago
New to FCPX, worked in 7 for a few years but I'd like to fix this in X if I can grasp it. I made a video and I'm very happy with it but I have a bright green pixel that's stuck and I can't figure out
Re: Removing bouncing stuck pixel
by Nick Meyers 2 years ago
you want to post this in the FC X techniques forum this is for FCP & and under. however, the simplest approach would be to fix the dead pixel BEFORE you do the stabilising. nick
trying to stabilize footage
by Nick Meyers 8 years ago
hi there. i've been using FCP for 9 years, but am a novice when it comes to motion. i've recently had some old super-8 footage telecined. there's a fair bit of weave, and the frames ride up when a spl
Re: trying to stabilize footage
by Nick Meyers 8 years ago
thanks for responding. i'm on an 3GHz Octocore with 4G of ram. since i haven't been able to figure out how to do what i want, speed isn't my problem... yet! would you have any tips on stabilizing shot
Still no go with Intensity
by Nick Meyers 9 years ago
Hi there.i posted a couple of months ago about not being able to get anything out of my intensity pro card, and have yet to find an answer. today i uninstalled intensity, and installed the latest vers
Re: Still no go with Intensity
by Nick Meyers 9 years ago
Hi, Callum. thanks for getting back to me. 1- yes TV is plugged in and turned on prior to starting up. 2- yes, Intensity is (now) in top slot. it used to be on the slot just above the Graphics card. l
Intensity Pro no output from FCP
by Nick Meyers 9 years ago
Intensity Pro installed in a MacPro Octocore FCP 6.03 i've been able to capture with the intensity, but i cant get an image OUT of it onto my PAL Monitor. all i get is a black screen. i CAN use the Bl
Re: Intensity Pro no output from FCP
by Nick Meyers 9 years ago
Hi, Kristian, Intensity was at version 1.8 & has now been updated. unfortunately the problem persists. FCP is set up using the Intensity PAL (720x576) easy setup. Shift F12 still gives me the current
Multibridge Pro SD to HD upconvert ?
by Bob Zelin 9 years ago
Hi - I did a search for this, but have not seen recent posts on this. Is everyone happy with the SD to HD upconvert ability of the Multibridge Pro Bob Zelin
Re: Multibridge Pro SD to HD upconvert ?
by Nick Meyers 9 years ago
dont know if this is the same technology or not, but i just did a test with my Intensity pro card, and the Up-res was pretty soft. i get better results in the FCP timeline (set to best quality motion
Intensity HD up-res vs FCP, others?
by Nick Meyers 9 years ago
capturing archival from a non-controllable SD analogue source, cutting SD in FCP (HDV captured as DV), and our delivery format is HD. i figured i'd capture as HD, up-resing thru the intensity. then ha
Re: Intensity HD up-res vs FCP, others?
by Nick Meyers 9 years ago
unexpected results! i did a quick test, and the FCP upres is clearly better than the Intensity one. (timeline set to best quality motion scaling) the image is sharper, plus the Intensity up-res adds a
Last question before buying Intensity pro
by Dennis McElroy 9 years ago
OK, Here's what I have and here's what I wanna do: I have a show I'm cutting that was shot on a P2 camera. I'm going to be cutting 720p on Final cut pro on my Intel Mac Pro 3.0Ghz w 5 GB of ram. The s
Re: Last question before buying Intensity pro
by Nick Meyers 9 years ago
looking in my Intensity System Prefs, the "Output Processing" pulldown has these 2 HD to SD options: HD to SD Letterbox 16:9 HD to SD anamorphic cheers, nick
Intensity Pro + cable, now what?
by Kameron Dado 9 years ago
I'm very lost on how I hook this up. I've hooked my TV to the card via HDMI and get no display in any capture software. I've hooked up component cables from my tv to the cable, then to the card and ge
Re: Intensity Pro + cable, now what?
by Nick Meyers 9 years ago
sounds lie you're trying to use the tv as an OUTPUT.. capturing FROM the tv. are you hooked up to an HDMI OUTPUT from the tv otherwise there could be copy-protect issues nick
Retiming - how can i improve?
by Nick Meyers 10 years ago
Hi, All. i've tried to do a re-time in Motion - noting more than a simple 50% speed. Optical Flow has given me some problems. it's creation of new frames isn't perect yet. in particular it;s having tr
Re: Retiming - how can i improve?
by Noah Kadner 10 years ago
Shake has a few more tricks up its sleeve on retiming, but yeah Retimer is best. Even better is you rent an HVX200 or a Phantom for super slo-moand shoot proper slow motion with more frames captured d
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