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Nick Meyers

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Can I use a full mix and M+E track to extract clean dialogue ?
by Nick Meyers 2 months ago
the topic says it all really: i have an old archived show with no dialogue stems. there are however 2 tracks of a full mix, and 2 more tracks of an M+E. would there be some clever phase trick to get j
Re: Can I use a full mix and M+E track to extract clean dialogue ?
by Nick Meyers 1 month ago
thanks, Michael. the files aren't phasing so i guess that means they are not sample-acuralty lined up. and achieving that is a bit beyond what i can do in FCP (and no - FCP doesn't offer phase reversa
dust spot on video clip
by Art Smith 1 month ago
I'm using Final Cut Pro 7 and have a dust spot on video clip. Unfortunately the distraction is strategically placed on the nose of my interviewee. Is there someway I can mask out the distraction in FC
Re: dust spot on video clip
by Nick Meyers 1 month ago
hi Art, yes that s relatively doable in FCP. (Art sent me a clip, so i have seen the shot - the spot is static, the image moves) it's tricky because its on a face which is where our human brains tell
label timeline?
by raju bhai 4 months ago
HI, I've ben making a music video with FCP7. Wondering if there's a way to add label marker sections to the timeline. i know how to add markers, but i want to add color coded sectioning above timeline
Re: label timeline?
by Nick Meyers 4 months ago
hi raju, 2 ways to do what you want: one IS with markers. you can extend makes so they have a duration ad a marker, go to hewer you wan to extend it to, hit option (the key under the escape key does l
search field in Effect browser tab
by raju bhai 5 months ago
OK, this may be very basic. But i can't figure out for the life of me how to search for an effect in FCP7. So I trashed my preferences and now i have to rebuild my effect FAVORITES list. So for instan
Re: search field in Effect browser tab
by Nick Meyers 5 months ago
just hit Command F. you lost your favourites when your trashed your prefs. trashing prefs is OK for weird behaviour, but your previous problem was not that weird! It can fix those ting, but it will re
clips appear totally black in VIEWER window, but 100% fine in CANVAS & timeline
by raju bhai 5 months ago
hi, I've been working on my project in FCP7 for several weeks now. All of a sudden today, any clip i bring into the viewer appears as totally black. However, it is totally fine in the timeline and can
Re: clips appear totally black in VIEWER window, but 100% fine in CANVAS & timeline
by Nick Meyers 5 months ago
FYI what most likely happened was that your viewer had been toggled away from "Image" mode. Both the Viewer and the Canvas have various ways of displaying the image look under the third of the small d
I got some files on an exFAT drive - can i work with this ?
by Nick Meyers 6 months ago
I just got given a drive with media i need for a doco there's a bit over 5TB of ProResLT - this is a big doco! I already have 5-6TB of media on a properly (for me) formatted drive - MacOS Extended. I'
Re: I got some files on an exFAT drive - can i work with this ?
by Nick Meyers 6 months ago
Warren Eig "It will also be slower on a Mac system." groan... ok, thanks Warren, good to know , I guess ! nick
Final Cut Pro 7 now works in Mojave and High Sierra using Retroactive
by Bo Jones 6 months ago
Thanks to cormiertyshawn895 on GitHub, Final Cut Pro 7 now works in Mojave and High Sierra using the application Retroactive: https: github.com cormiertyshawn895 Retroactive releases I've been using F
Re: Final Cut Pro 7 now works in Mojave and High Sierra using Retroactive
by Nick Meyers 6 months ago
wow, great news. I'll be very interested to see hear how this works out. thanks, nick
samsung s9+ footage betw 28 and 29fps
by raju bhai 6 months ago
Hi! I am editing a video on FCP7. I shot a bunch of clips on Samsung s9+ in 1920x1080. The frame rate however varies slightly with every clip, ie 29.79, 28.85, 28.83, etc etc I am wondering when i tra
Re: samsung s9+ footage betw 28 and 29fps
by Nick Meyers 6 months ago
you could go ProResLT, thats pretty decent quality. ProRes proxy is not good enough, i'd say. you can't really use compressed formats like H264 in FCP7, so just forget those hard drives are not too ex
FCP 7 used on PARASITE
by Shane Ross 8 months ago
FCP 7...discontinued nearly a decade ago...was used to cut a feature film in 2019...one up for an oscar. https: blog.frame.io 2020 01 13 parasite-design-and-vfx fbclid=IwAR3FwI6L2KZggZJlthtUFfG6WuA14G
Re: FCP 7 used on PARASITE
by Nick Meyers 8 months ago
Tony West "I want to know if he did all those VFX on an old computer or a new one. Not what other people do, what did "He" do." in all likelihood "he" didn't do the temp VFX, but rather handed them o
Did you remember to backup?
by David Mathis 2 years ago
Always have a backup strategy in place! https: www.gizmodo.com.au 2018 11 nasty-adobe-bug-deleted-250000-worth-of-mans-files-lawsuit-claims fbclid=IwAR37trq7JnnyaFqqXUEcwF__EmbdU4P21q-VF5AonIT1L3yX-OR
Re: Did you remember to backup?
by Nick Meyers 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
Re: The Color Wheels Mystery - Demystified
by Nick Meyers 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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
Questions about delivering
by Nick Meyers 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 3 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 4 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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Re: Final Cut Pro X Advanced Mask Transitioning
by Nick Meyers 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
try 108001
XML from FCP7 into resolve - clip names go missing
by Nick Meyers 4 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 4 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 11 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 11 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 13 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 13 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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