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Nick Toth

Member Since:
October 21st 2003
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FCPX 10.2 not recognising transparency in ProRes 4444
by Curtis Brownjohn 3 years ago
Since the latest update to 10.2 FCPX has spontaneously begun having trouble recognising transparency in Apple ProRes 4444 files. The transparent elements are appearing as solid black on the timeline.
Re: FCPX 10.2 not recognising transparency in ProRes 4444
by Nick Toth 3 years ago
Weird - because it works fine for me either way. anickt
How can I delete an effect from the Video Animation perspective of a clip?
by Noam Osband 3 years ago
I'm playing around with effects. I see that you can open the Video Animation of a clip and toggle the effect. But to remove it....when I follow the advice of this article (https: support.apple.com kb
Re: How can I delete an effect from the Video Animation perspective of a clip?
by Nick Toth 3 years ago
It has to be an effect that was added from the Effects Browser in order to delete from Video Animation. It can't be Opacity, Distort, Trim or Transform because those are always attached to the clip. Y
Creating freeze and exporting ?
by Ron Fenley, 3 years ago
Still new with x and know how to grab a freeze and connect it to timeline. What I want to do is use compressor to create a jpeg of the selected freeze and export for other uses. Any suggestions Thanks
Re: Creating freeze and exporting ?
by Nick Toth 3 years ago
Go to sharing prefs in preferences menu. Drag 'save current frame' from right window to left window and choose the format you want. Park the playhead on the frame you want and choose the sharing prese
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Text
by James Ewart 3 years ago
For ages now I notice a little triangle appears above and below the font size in the inspector when I hover over it. It looks like it's crying out to be clicked one font size up or down per click but
Re: Text
by Nick Toth 3 years ago
From what I've seen, clicking and dragging on the value with option held down will give you more precise control but the modifiers do not do anything when dragging the slider anickt
Long time editor's frustration with FCPX
by David Berez 3 years ago
Long time reader, a very rare poster. First off, thanks to the Cow Community. Without a doubt the most impactful change in my 30 plus years of editing is the online communities. Its not hard to rememb
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David Lawrence liked this 3 years ago
Re: Long time editor's frustration with FCPX
by Nick Toth 3 years ago
30 years plus here also. Have been using FCP X since day one. No problem with the interface or the naming conventions. I have never had a client who cared about anything but time and budget. 3D Text i
getting rid of duplicate files in my library
by wendy andersen 3 years ago
Hi, I have footage from 5 different cameras, delivered on several different drives, and in an effort to make sure nothing was overlooked, I managed to copy in a lot of the clips twice. I can see them
Re: getting rid of duplicate files in my library
by Nick Toth 3 years ago
Put each import in a separate event. Make use of "show used" and "sort by unused" functions. anickt
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The Motion 5 update - do you feel excited?
by Simon Ubsdell 3 years ago
Is it just me or does anyone feel that Motion is now simply the helper app for FCP X I'm not sure I see anything in the latest release (and this has been true for a good long time now) that indicates
Re: The Motion 5 update - do you feel excited?
by Nick Toth 3 years ago
C'mon Simon - they've been busy with the watch... anickt
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Adding Transition to Text in Secondary Storyline
by Sascha Engel 3 years ago
Hi, I have a weird problem: When I have a text on the Secondary Storyline as Super over some images on the Primary Storyline, and I ad a transition to the Text layer, it effects the entire image, also
Re: Adding Transition to Text in Secondary Storyline
by Nick Toth 3 years ago
Try these. They are copies of other transitions modified specifically for text. 8716_texttransitions.zip anickt
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MPEG Streamclip and FCPX NO PRORES CODECS showing in streamclip
by Chris arnold 3 years ago
So I am working on my MBPro and trying to convert my mp4 gopro footage to prores for FCPX in MPEG Streamclip but I do not have the prores 422 codecs, not a one!!! I have FCPX and Compressor installed
Re: MPEG Streamclip and FCPX NO PRORES CODECS showing in streamclip
by Nick Toth 3 years ago
Why not just import the Go-Pro footage into FCP X and let it optimize That works for me. I have used MPEG Streamclip quite a bit in the past but I don't think it's been updated in a while and I haven'
Apple Acquires Audio Plugin Maker Camel Audio (Alchemy Synth)
by Craig Seeman 3 years ago
JAN 8 2015 Plug-in Maker Camel Audio is Deceased http: createdigitalmusic.com 2015 01 plug-maker-camel-audio-deceased-download-software-now So they folded in early January without explanation. Now it'
Re: Apple Acquires Audio Plugin Maker Camel Audio (Alchemy Synth)
by Nick Toth 3 years ago
Camel Audio product users were beside themselves when Camel went away. Some of the music boards I frequent were practically wrapped in black. anickt
The Next FCPX Update
by Gerry Fraiberg 3 years ago
Now that Apple has updated Logic Pro to 10.1, can the next update to FCPX be far behind
Re: The Next FCPX Update
by Nick Toth 3 years ago
The 10.1.X interface definitely lags worse than previous versions. I've sent feedback to Apple and apparently they are aware of it. I hope the next update addresses the issue. anickt
10.1.3 swapping bugs
by Bret Williams 3 years ago
Already finding some weird stuff in 10.1.3... I added an effect to the top layer of a 3 layer effect. Adding the effect swaps the layer with the layer beneath it. It's just bizarre. As I add the luma
Re: 10.1.3 swapping bugs
by Nick Toth 3 years ago
Did you trash preferences and repair permissions after updating I have seen both (apparently) fix weird interface issues. anickt
Cool "one take" video.
by Charlie Austin 3 years ago
Well, a bunch of one take shots anyway.Poster's description: "Edited in FCPX with lots of retiming. Filmed with 5DM3 mounted on a Defy G5." Really well done, regardless of the gear... There's a lot go
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Chris Harlan liked this 3 years ago
Re: Cool "one take" video.
by Nick Toth 3 years ago
What gear this was done with is inconsequential compared to the idea and the amount of effort it must have taken to coordinate that whole thing. That's what really impressed me. anickt
Vintage Effects - maybe will be in next NLE?
by Andy Field 3 years ago
Things are a little easier today - KTTV - Television Tape - Early TV effects demo https: www.youtube.com watch v=qZUbtrZUAY8
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Shawn Miller liked this 3 years ago
Re: Vintage Effects - maybe will be in next NLE?
by Nick Toth 3 years ago
That's not a professional television station because I have seen many of those same wipes in FCP X. anickt
Audio editing in FCPX
by TImothy Auld 3 years ago
OK, I just said in another post that dialogue editing in FCPX is like wrestling a bull to the ground by its balls. And I got no push back. I am seriously worried about the mental and physical health o
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Shawn Miller liked this 3 years ago
Re: Audio editing in FCPX
by Nick Toth 3 years ago
When I see a post like this I think two things: 1. Just doesn't get it. 2. Never really tried. How's that anickt
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Mavericks update might cause headaches
by Andre van Berlo 4 years ago
http: www.macissues.com 2014 05 21 10-9-3-causing-headaches-for-mac-pro-users "Some Mac Pro users have noticed that after updating their systems to OS X 10.9.3, their systems are showing significant g
Re: Mavericks update might cause headaches
by Nick Toth 4 years ago
Ah Ha! Thanks Oliver anickt
Simon Ubsdell's Motion Tutorials
by Nick Toth 4 years ago
If you are at all interested in Motion, you need to check out Simon Ubsdell's tutorials on YouTube. Beyond the basic tutorial, you will learn a number of techniques in Motion that are applicable to ma
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Sandeep Sajeev liked this 4 years ago
Re: Simon Ubsdell's Motion Tutorials
by Sandeep Sajeev 4 years ago
They're not just good tutorials Simon, they're terrific - and they do deserve to be seen by more than just Nick, your cat, Mark and I :) But as I mentioned above, they need to be more accessible - not
BMD website freakiness
by Jeff Handy 5 years ago
Although I can get to the main site, I can't seem to look at the products page. http: www.blackmagicdesign.com products Anyone know if something's happening there The support page seems fine too, unti
Re: BMD website freakiness
by Nick Toth 5 years ago
I'm seeing the same thing NT
FCP Editor looking for remote work
by Nick Toth 6 years ago
I have 30 years of editing experience including nearly 20 years nonlinear. I have been using FCP since version 1.25 and am now using both FCP 7 and X regularly. Due to the fact that I recently became
FCP X Training by experienced editor
by Nick Toth 6 years ago
I have been editing for nearly 30 years and nonlinear for nearly 20 years. FCP since 1.25 and FCP X since it was available. I am available for one-on-one training for FCP X. Get up to speed quickly an
Baseband video out of FCPX? Ever?
by Devin Crane 6 years ago
After reading about the Apple meeting in London, that there will be "hooks" for tape ingest and output from FCPX or at least baseband video monitoring through third party products from AJA, Black Magi
Re: Baseband video out of FCPX? Ever?
by Nick Toth 6 years ago
gary adcock "1) I do not know what kind of hardware you are working with or what your system is- so how can I tell you anything of value " I was not asking questions of you Gary, just making some gen
Final Cut Pro makes TEXT images look like ctrap!
by Thomas Newman 9 years ago
Hi, I am using FC studio 2 on a MAC Pro Quad with mega RAM and great video card and so on. I create a simple animated TEXT in Live Type, then when I bring it into FC in a sequence timeline at 29.97 fr
Re: Final Cut Pro makes TEXT images look like ctrap!
by Nick Toth 9 years ago
Your problem is most likely because the project properties in Livetype are the default settings which are CCIR 601 720 X 486. You can change them to be formatted properly for a DV sequence. (DV NTSC 3
Animated Graphic movement not smooth after render
by Paul Harb 9 years ago
Im working on a project and for some reason when I get animated graphics from my graphics person using the animation codec, I bring it into my DV timeline, render at full quality, and for some reason
Re: Animated Graphic movement not smooth after render
by Nick Toth 9 years ago
are you adding a drop shadow in the clip's motion tab in FCP that can cause thisNT
Live type jumps up and down in sequence (subtle)
by Elijah Lynn 9 years ago
I inherited this project and I have a DV timeline with some livetype titles in them. It is just straight white text and no actual livetype or anything else being used (as far as I can tell. During pla
Re: Live type jumps up and down in sequence (subtle)
by Nick Toth 9 years ago
Are you adding a drop shadow to the LT graphic under the motion tab in FCP That will cause jittering. If that is the case, do the drop shadow in LT and not in FCP.NT
is this possible or is it a cool feature to have?
by Baz Leffler 9 years ago
One thing that FCP does that causes me to cuss a lot is the snap feature; its off when I want it on and on when I want it off... maybe its just me but when it is really a pain is when I scrub the time
Re: is this possible or is it a cool feature to have?
by Nick Toth 9 years ago
With nothing selected 'n' will simply toggle between turning snapping on and off. Do this - leave snapping toggled to "off". When you want snapping "on", select a clip and start to drag it, hit 'n' wh
Text Tool crashing FCP 6.0.4
by walter biscardi 9 years ago
So anyone else have this new feature from Apple's updates Select the Text Tool in the Viewer. Click the "Control" Tab. Watch FCP disappear. I've trashed the prefs four times, repaired disk permissions
Re: Text Tool crashing FCP 6.0.4
by Nick Toth 9 years ago
Have not seen this on my Power PC or Intel systems. All fully upgraded.NT
Flip4Mac "unrendered"
by Bob Cole 9 years ago
I've had unpredictable results using Flip4Mac to create WMV files inside FCP. I have the pro HD version, and it has produced good results, but unreliably. Often sections of a file are labelled "Unrend
Re: Flip4Mac "unrendered"
by Nick Toth 9 years ago
I use Flip4Mac regularly. The only time I have seen this is when a sequence is not fully rendered. Do you have all items checked under Sequence Render and Sequence Render All (Sequence in the menu bar
problems with Flip4mac
by Rainer Wirth 9 years ago
Hi guys, I've got problems with Flip4mac. FCP6.0.3, newest Leopard Mac 2.0 double Processor PPC clean install, everything fine but the Flip4mac produces always 8% of the file and then it seems to work
Re: please disregard - a speedier typist beat me to the punch
by Nick Toth 9 years ago
Flip 4 Mac doesn't like open areas in a sequence. In other words if you have a clip, then a space, then another clip it doesn't like that space unless there's a slug there. I had this problem recently
final cut pro advice
by Muuray Davos 9 years ago
Hello there, Ive recently filmed an interview and my subject is far too low in the frame. The final vid will be around 400 x 320 pixels, so smaller than PAL dimensions. Could i change my sequence dime
Re: final cut pro advice
by Nick Toth 9 years ago
You can do exactly what you've described. Since your original video is larger than your final output you will be fine and there is no scaling involved. Just set the sequence settings to 400X320 (or ma
Am I misunderstanding nesting?
by Dylan Reeve 10 years ago
Let's imagine I have a sequence called "Ep 1 - Part 1", then I create a new sequence called "Ep 1 - Compile Master". I open the Part 1 sequence in the Viewer and drag edit into the Compile to nest it
Re: Am I misunderstanding nesting?
by Nick Toth 10 years ago
Try dragging the sequence directly from the browser to the timeline bypassing the viewer step.NT
upgrading from 5.1 o 5.1.4...please help!
by Coulter Mitchell 10 years ago
I've been trying to find the 5.1.4 upgrade online, and after a day of unsuccessful searching, I called Apple. According to the tech on the phone, Apple no longer offers the upgrade as either a downloa
Re: upgrading from 5.1 o 5.1.4...please help!
by Nick Toth 10 years ago
Tom's link goes to 5.1.4 update for me. Try again
fcp 5 on Tiger gets a bright image when stopped in a jpeg timeline.
by mark cookman 12 years ago
Its come back from the past! Is there a fix for this I thought we were to put effect handling to 'none' but no good.
Re: fcp 5 on Tiger gets a bright image when stopped in a jpeg timeline.
by Nick Toth 12 years ago
Turn off range check excess luma. I have identical systems with Decklink SP capture cards. One does this when range check is on and one doesn't. Black Magic tech support said this is a known bug that
Quick Composite test
by Bob Gundu 12 years ago
Hey Guys, You can check out a quick greenscreen test I did with Shake 4.0. The background is a still image with grain added after. Also, keep in mind this clip has been compressed after with Squeeze.
Re: Quick Composite test
by Nick Toth 12 years ago
looks great!
DeckLink 5.1.2 Macintosh drivers released
by Luke Maslen 12 years ago
Hi, DeckLink Macintosh 5.1.2 drivers have been released and are available from the Software Downloads page. This is a minor update with verified support for Final Cut Pro HD 5.0.3, QuickTime 7.0.3 and
Re: DeckLink 5.1.2 Macintosh drivers released
by Nick Toth 12 years ago
I installed the new drivers and had a problem. When I played from the timeline everything was fine, but when I paused, the mid-range blacks jumped up 5 or so IRE. When I played again the mids dropped
Buying A DVXa
by Colby Capes 12 years ago
Are there any recommendations for places to go to buy a DVX Has anyone went through Broadway Photo
Re: Buying A DVXa
by Nick Toth 12 years ago
Others to check out... HB Communications in North Haven, CT Crimson Tech in Boston.
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