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Nick Meyers

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720P timeline to 1080i output
by Niklas Wikman 1 day ago
Still using FCP 7... ;-) PAL setup. So, I have a LOT of sequences that are shot and edited in 1080i25. Now, some of the footage sequences are shot in 720P50. Final output is SD DVD. SInce I'd like to
Re: 720P timeline to 1080i output
by Nick Meyers 1 day ago
turning progressive footage into interlaced requires creating new material, like making a shot slow-motion requires creating new frames in between the original ones I'm pretty sure Graeme Nattress had
The Color Wheels Mystery - Demystified
by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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
!!! Can someone please open this legacy FCP project and tell me what drive it's pointing to for media?
by Bryan Roberts 1 month ago
Hi all, please help me! I have a sound effect I'm trying to track down and I have literally a walk in closet full of hard drives and no working copy of FCP7 anymore. This was a commercial I cut 4 year
Re: !!! Can someone please open this legacy FCP project and tell me what drive it's pointing to for media?
by Nick Meyers 1 month ago
most of it is on Shut Up some is on RUCKPACK_JOB_SPEC_BACKUP_01 nick
Cloned my startup drive to an SSD, now recovery mode won't work
by Nick Meyers 2 months ago
subject line pretty much of says it all. i'm upgrading my older laptop by installing an SSD drive. i cloned the internal to the SSD, and that worked fine until i tried to start up in recovery mode, by
Re: Cloned my startup drive to an SSD, now recovery mode won't work
by Nick Meyers 2 months ago
turns out this is standard behaviour... CCC doesn't create a recovery drive when cloning, it creates an ARCHIVE of it, which has to be un-archived after the clone. this is done from CCC again, but can
Scaling to the same place over and over shortcuts
by Dusty Taylor 2 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 2 months ago
that's a pity. so many things about FCPX sound great, it's a shame good features have been lost. nick
FCP7 markers to Resolve
by Nick Meyers 2 months ago
a quick Google search didn't deliver on this, so I'm asking here, I'm handing over an FCP timeline for conform & grade in Resolve, and am hoping there's a way to get my timeline markers to travel acro
Re: FCP7 markers to Resolve
by Nick Meyers 2 months ago
yeah, same on this end you'd think markers would be something they'd want to come across in an XML i want it anyway! thanks, Shane
Adobe watching your every move... (sort of)
by Nick Meyers 2 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 2 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
Dropped frames for no obvious reason
by Alex Last 2 months ago
Hi, I'm still using Final Cut 7 (bit stubborn...) and it's been working fine, but I'm starting to encounter dropped frame issues and it doesn't really make sense why. I'm using the same kind of footag
Re: Dropped frames for no obvious reason
by Nick Meyers 2 months ago
"(I'm currently editing on the main drive instead of an external)" that'd be my guess as to what the problem is. how much free room do you have on the drive nick
Need to keep old Mac Pro running-suggestions?
by Bret Hampton 4 months ago
Hi I have an early Mac Pro 1.1 dual processor running FCP7. I mostly use it with Furnacecore Dirt Removal for film restoration. It's pretty slow as it's 32 bit, so wondering suggestions for inexpensiv
Re: Need to keep old Mac Pro running-suggestions?
by Nick Meyers 2 months ago
Andreas Kiel "You can run multiple instances of FCP on the same machine as long you have several cores available." interesting... (and sorry to be coming back to this after so much time) i have an oc
Is Compressor a serious product?
by Gabriele Sartori 2 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 2 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
Fcp7 copy and paste without losing audio mixer level
by Randall Johannes 2 months ago
I am completing a 90 minute project which contains 30 separate sequences that have been audio level to -12 dbs for dialogue. I used the tool mixer to bump the sound in almost every sequence. Is there
Re: Fcp7 copy and paste without losing audio mixer level
by Nick Meyers 2 months ago
we might be talking about the same thing. in the mixer tool, which fader did you work the one marked Master, on the far right that affects the level of the sequence itself, and won't travel if you cop
More about 6 Below
by Oliver Peters 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 7 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 7 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 9 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 9 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 9 months ago
based on
can you reword or edit your posts?
by andy patterson 10 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 9 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 10 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 10 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 months ago
try 108001
Final cut X A Diamond in the rough
by rohan ferreira 1 year 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 1 year 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
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
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 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 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 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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