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Nick Meyers

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Dust remover in video
by Joe Baur 2 years ago
Hey everyone -- I know there are posts on how to remove dust from video using a pixel blaster plugin in Final Cut Pro X, but I haven't been able to find anything for older versions, like 7. Anyone hav
Re: Dust remover in video
by Nick Meyers 1 month ago
what sort of problems are you having it's pretty simple, so can only work in a simple way. it can help cover up a small, straight hair that is not moving, or a small spot. there are two position marke
ProRes in fcp7 converted to H264 via Compressor magically changes edit points
by Johnny Smith 2 months ago
Somehow the conversion extends clips by a few frames. Can't solve this puzzle. In other words: I'm cutting director's reel. I got a bunch of edited clips with no handles one after the other. Sequence
Re: ProRes in fcp7 converted to H264 via Compressor magically changes edit points
by Nick Meyers 2 months ago
Johnny Smith "I've edited that interlaced footage before and it looked great on Vimeo" you were probably combining it with progressive footage, and the time line had been set to progressive, or Field
Apple Compressor 4: Can't transcode AVC Coding to Pro Res
by Christopher McDonell 2 months ago
I was sent a file via Whats App which I'm using in my doc. It's an mp4, AVC Coding, 640 x 352, variable frame rate (shot on a phone). I need to upscale it to 594 x 1080 and make the frame rate constan
Re: Apple Compressor 4: Can't transcode AVC Coding to Pro Res
by Nick Meyers 2 months ago
well i think there are other apps to achieve the same end. QT change from VideoToolshed, and QTedit from Digital Rebellion (30 day free demo from memory) nick
FCP7 - Randomly Unlinked Stereo Pairs & Missing Clips
by Mat Arnold 2 months ago
At a post house still on FCP7, haven't run into these issues before. I have an editor complaining of two issues: The first is that he has stereo pairs becoming unlinked in his timeline, apparently at
Re: FCP7 - Randomly Unlinked Stereo Pairs & Missing Clips
by Nick Meyers 2 months ago
thought 1: is this FCP 7.0 perhaps maybe a re-install without the update thought 2: try trashing preferences nick
in FCP6 when opening viewer clip from timeline viewer is white until play is hit then clip appears and plays
by Randall Johannes 2 months ago
This hasn't happened to me before. When I opened Final Cut and my final project appeared in the time line all looked normal until I double clicked a clip in the timeline to open it in the viewer but i
Re: in FCP6 when opening viewer clip from timeline viewer is white until play is hit then clip appears and plays
by Nick Meyers 2 months ago
Randall Johannes " I'm not sure how this was changed to alpha." you had the viewer selected, and you hit Shift W. just one of those things... nick
How to see if clips have been moved/resized?
by Bobby Hall 3 months ago
Is there a way to see if any clips in a sequence have been adjusted in the Motion tab without having to double click them to see their Basic Motions settings I'm curious since sometimes you can accide
Re: How to see if clips have been moved/resized?
by Nick Meyers 3 months ago
Bobby Hall "Is there a way to see if any clips in a sequence have been adjusted in the Motion tab without having to double click them to see their Basic Motions settings " at the lower left of the ti
Problem with freeze in full screen mode (sound is there)
by Antoni Beksiak 3 months ago
The symptoms are generally as described here: https: discussions.apple.com thread 911467 No video, on stop the frame is updated. I tried the advice described in the above thread, and I only managed to
Re: Problem with freeze in full screen mode (sound is there)
by Nick Meyers 3 months ago
and what format is your source video and sequence settings is your external video playback setting the appropriate one if you're trying to play, for instance, PAL footage out via an NTSC setting, you
FCP7 updater (to 7.03)
by Nick Meyers 3 months ago
I'm installing FCP7 on a fresh system. in the past i've used software update to take it to 7.03, but this time i ran it and nothing happened. would anyone out there happen to have the update package o
Re: FCP7 updater (to 7.03)
by Nick Meyers 3 months ago
yep, all good. guess i should bundle that in with my Final Cut Studio installers cheers, nick
Sundance success?
by Oliver Peters 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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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Re: The Color Wheels Mystery - Demystified
by Nick Meyers 4 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 7 months 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 6 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 11 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 11 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
based on
can you reword or edit your posts?
by andy patterson 1 year 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 1 year 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
Final Cut Pro X Advanced Mask Transitioning
by Zade Cross 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
try 108001
XML from FCP7 into resolve - clip names go missing
by Nick Meyers 2 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 2 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 9 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 9 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 11 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 11 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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