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Nick Meyers

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FCP 7 to X
by Lawrence Gray 1 week ago
Hi. I've got an six year old project with all its files in FC 7 that I need to get back into for a re-edit with a new sound track etc etc... however, none of my machines now run FC 7 and so I can't ou
Re: FCP 7 to X
by Nick Meyers 7 days ago
hmm.. sounds like you really need FCP7 just to figure out the what and where of your project. might be worth finding someone over there who has it i could possibly find time to open them up and have a
How to select audio tracks when watching dailies ?
by St├ęphane Lambert 5 months ago
Hi, I guess it's a silly question, but I have one track with an hf mic sound, and one with general ambiance. On FCP7, how do I listen to one or the other as I scan through dailies please Thx a mil' St
Re: How to select audio tracks when watching dailies ?
by Nick Meyers 4 months ago
hi Steph, i didn't explain properly - i prefer to view my rushes i a TIMELINE, rather than clicking each one into the viewer, one by one. so load all your rushes into a sequence, or better have a sepa
"Spinning Wheel" of moving images..?
by Travis Wheaton 5 months ago
G'day, Long time reader, first time poster. FCP7 user here, having learned FCP5 at Griffth Film School here in Australia back in '06 '07. I want to try to achieve an effect that I describe as a "spinn
Re: "Spinning Wheel" of moving images..?
by Nick Meyers 5 months ago
hi travis, I'm pretty sure i know the effect you're after, but i can't remember seeing any plugins for FCP that could do that. possibly one of the German companies: CHV or CGM, had something along the
How to selectively remove Video attributes in Final Cut Pro 7?
by Mark Ivey 6 months ago
Hi, I'm new to the forum. I am using FCP7 and really just getting acquainted with navigation and etc. but catching on quickly. One very simple task however has got me stumped and I cannot find an answ
Re: How to selectively remove Video attributes in Final Cut Pro 7?
by Nick Meyers 6 months ago
hi Mark actually yes, it's very easy to remove one filter from a clip. open the clip to the viewer, go to the filters tab, select the one you don't want, and hit Delete. Michael is saying it's not pos
Reconnecting recovered files
by Michael Crochetiere 6 months ago
Hello, I'm still running FCP7 on OS 10.11.6. I recently lost a few thousand media files on my external hard drive (and on the back up drive). Long story. I used Disk Drill to recover the lost files. T
Re: Reconnecting recovered files
by Nick Meyers 6 months ago
hi Michael. yes, reconnecting in FCP can be dicey have you verified the files, to see if they are OK try opening them in Quicktime not all, but some. or make a new FCP project, and bring in a folder o
Did you remember to backup?
by David Mathis 11 months ago
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Re: Did you remember to backup?
by Nick Meyers 11 months ago
Brett Sherman "And I won't get into why I think LTO storage is a really shortsighted, awful idea in most cases." Given the nature of this forum i'd say go for it! I'd be interested to hear your take
Audio playback problem after digitizing
by John Hensel 12 months ago
I have a Mac Pro and I'm digitizing footage using a Sony HVR-M15U. My version of Final Cut is 7.0.3. While I'm digitizing I hear the audio just fine. When I play it back it is very low and distorted.
Re: Audio playback problem after digitizing - FCP7
by Nick Meyers 12 months ago
you are asking an FCP7 question in the FCPXDebates, forum. you might get an answer, but would probably be better off re-posting in the FCP Legacy forum. nick
Need to Remove Noise from Video
by Ken Bennett 1 year ago
I need to remove noise from some video. Some have freeway noice. Some have air-conditioner noise. Some just have background noise I need to filter out. Tried EQ stuff in FCPX but can t get read of it
Re: Need to Remove Noise from Video
by Nick Meyers 1 year ago
did you try the Noise Removal, which is part of the Analyze & Fix function i can't really tell you much more about it as i don't use FCPX, but i just rad about it in this article: https: blog.frame.io
Today we celebrate Drop Frame Timecode in the U.S.A.
by Craig Seeman 1 year ago
4th of July How video tech would have varied if https: www.provideocoalition.com 4th-of-julyhow-video-tech-would-have-varied-if There would have never been any NTSC video system. There would have neve
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Re: Today we celebrate Drop Frame Timecode in the U.S.A.
by Nick Meyers 1 year ago
Claude Lyneis "that is not such a great unit, half metric and half English" like film! metric width (35mm, 16mm) imperial length (16, 40 frames per ft) how did that happen ! (answering my own questio
Sundance success?
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
Any read yet on number of Sundance films cut on FCPX vs Premiere Pro vs Media Composer Or maybe even Resolve - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Sundance success?
by Nick Meyers 2 years ago
Michael Gissing "next friday at the State Cinema" Nice cinema, i saw a re-mastered Gallipoli there a while back hope you enjoy it !
The Color Wheels Mystery - Demystified
by Simon Ubsdell 2 years ago
Here is a follow-up video that brings together some of the points Oliver and I have tried to explain on this forum and also offers a clearer explanation of the how and why of what we are seeing. https
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David Lawrence liked this 2 years ago
Re: The Color Wheels Mystery - Demystified
by Nick Meyers 2 years ago
Michael Gissing "Maybe that's just an Australian sensibility where we use words like buggered to mean lots of different things" and then abbreviate them ! n
Scaling to the same place over and over shortcuts
by Dusty Taylor 2 years ago
I m looking for simple solution on a question that s hard to articulate. I m shooting for a church a static shot of a worship team. I m shooting in 4K footage and exporting at 720. I have lots of pixe
Re: Scaling to the same place over and over shortcuts
by Nick Meyers 2 years ago
that's a pity. so many things about FCPX sound great, it's a shame good features have been lost. nick
Adobe watching your every move... (sort of)
by Nick Meyers 2 years ago
turns out Adobe, among other web-sites, uses mouse and keystroke tracking software to record your activity. the up-side is they can analyse user patterns to improve workability of their site the downs
Re: Adobe watching your every move... (sort of)
by Scott Witthaus 2 years ago
Nick Meyers "turns out Adobe, among other web-sites, uses mouse and keystroke tracking software to record your activity." ...added to that fact is that my daughter over the holiday weekend noticed su
Is Compressor a serious product?
by Gabriele Sartori 2 years ago
I'm always puzzled by Apple Compressor. I like a lot the interface, I like to use it offline for transcoding. It's dramatically slow, we are in 2017 and to see only 21% of my resources used is depress
Re: Is Compressor a serious product?
by Nick Meyers 2 years ago
it would be interesting to see how Resolve compares with these, too. it seems pretty fast to me, but my only comparison is Compressor v3.5 nick
More about 6 Below
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
http: www.creativeplanetnetwork.com news post 6k-workflow-6-below-mountain-production-creative-cloud-post-and-escape-projection 619616 - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: More about 6 Below
by Nick Meyers 2 years ago
Michael Gissing "if you go back into earlier posts on this forum you would understand that even though there have been many efforts to change this forum into X only, that would negate the debate aspe
Questions about delivering
by Nick Meyers 2 years ago
hi there, i've got a couple of questions about rendering out from the "Deliver" page i've got 5 files exported from my FCP edit, and am trying to use Resolve to add: - a semi-opaque letterbox, (allowi
Re: Questions about delivering & burn-ins
by Nick Meyers 2 years ago
thanks Michael, yes that's exactly what I want to do. very ingenious ! i did my exports for this round, but for the next round, i'll use this technique. i imagine it might be faster. i'm now having a
Blu Ray decode job
by Mark Suszko 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 years 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 2 years 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
Final Cut Pro X Advanced Mask Transitioning
by Zade Cross 3 years 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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Zade Cross liked this 3 years ago
Re: Final Cut Pro X Advanced Mask Transitioning
by Nick Meyers 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years ago
try 108001
XML from FCP7 into resolve - clip names go missing
by Nick Meyers 3 years 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 3 years 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
trying to stabilize footage
by Nick Meyers 10 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 10 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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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