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Best way to use 29.97i in 24p timeline?
by Noam Osband 4 days ago
A common shitty problem: I have some 29.97i footage I need to use in a 23.98fps project. To be specific, it's PF24 footage shot with a Canon camera. In years past, I'd deinterlace the footage in Cinem
Re: Best way to use 29.97i in 24p timeline?
by Doug Metz 1 day ago
As Jeremy and Joe have noted, FCPX does a pretty good job of this, but I've also had a few instances where the cadence isn't right... missing frames followed by duplicate frames. I also used to use Ci
Can I see the size of a potential "Consolidate Project Media" before doing it?
by Noam Osband 1 week ago
I'm working on a feature length film. I'm doing some traveling and want to work on it on the road. I want to see if I can fit everything on a 4tb drive. I'm worried I'll get far along and then discove
How to make silent film text cards in FCP X?
by Noam Osband 3 months ago
I have some clips I want to look like silent film in FCP X. I know how to reduce saturation and add noise to make the action clips look like silent film.....but I want some text cards too. I'd love to
Re: How to make silent film text cards in FCP X?
by Mark Suszko 3 months ago
Adding some "posterize motion" stutter to the video will help sell a period look, as will adding a heavier than normal vignette effect and the "film damage" effect, adjusted to taste to add some gate
Does Neat Video adjust for when I increase gain in footage?
by Noam Osband 4 months ago
Sometimes I play with the exposure of dark footage in FCP X, and then apply Neat Video. But from what it shows me on screen and what I've read about it, it seems like it affects noise of the raw foota
Re: Sony DSR 45 and mini dv in high definition
by Jeff Kirkland 4 months ago
From memory, and its been a very long time, The DSR 45 is SD only so if you have any 1080 tapes (which I assume are HDV) it won't be able to play them. ---- Jeff Kirkland Video Producer & Cinematograp
Uninstalling FCP 7
by Noam Osband 7 months ago
I finally updated to Mojave. RIP FCP 7. I loved you. How can I safely uninstall the program and the creative suite I use the app AppCleaner but it doesnt seem to work with FCP 7. Or at least it's not
Re: Uninstalling FCP 7
by Noam Osband 7 months ago
Last question: it seems like what I want to do is All Final Cut Studio Express. That seem right Those are all the apps Mojave tells me I can't use. But I'm also tempted to just check them individually
How can I send a FCP X project to Pro Tools?
by Noam Osband 8 months ago
I'm working on a podcast. I like starting to organize things in FCP X cause of the metadata. I'm now sharing it with someone in Pro Tools. Right now, the projet is in FCP X but I can also open it in L
Re: How can I send a FCP X project to Pro Tools?
by Noam Osband 8 months ago
I can do that....I'd just rather avoid paying 150 dollars if I can. Is there not a way way to do this from Logic
How can I convert an HEVC video to work in FCP X that I'm running on Sierra?
by Noam Osband 8 months ago
Someone sent me a iPhone video to edit with. It's an HEVC file taken on an iPhone 8. I'm running OS Sierra so I can't import it. I can't even open it in QT. I can open it in QT 7. I tried converting i
Re: How can I convert an HEVC video to work in FCP X that I'm running on Sierra?
by Noam Osband 8 months ago
Oh, really That makes me want to upgrade. I run 10.4 I didn't realize it'd run better if I updated my OS.
Are all pop filters the same?
by Noam Osband 8 months ago
I'm looking to get a pop filter I can take around with me on interviews. I see so much variety online, and given the simple science of plosives, I'm wondering if more expensive options are really any
Re: Are all pop filters the same?
by Noam Osband 8 months ago
No, I meant it's only audio. It can look however it wants! I usually have an AT4053b on a mount about 6 inches to a foot away from the face. And I have an AT 8537 as backup that I attach to the talent
When I export to XML, is FCP X adding to clip length??
by Noam Osband 10 months ago
I've been editing podcasts using FCP X. I set them up in FCP X, and then I export to Logic for fine tuning and mixing. It works great, but I've noticed sometimes when I export, it seems like FCP X is
Re: When I export to XML, is FCP X adding to clip length??
by Jeff Kirkland 10 months ago
FCPX doesn't add any handles to your edits - I'd think it's more likely that Logic isn't interpreting the cuts as precisely as FCPX. ---- Jeff Kirkland Video Producer & Cinematographer Hobart, Tasmani
Can podcasters using Logic share their workflow?
by Noam Osband 1 year ago
I've started doing a lot more audio editing professionally, and I'm doing it in Logic. I'm using it a lot more and trying to figure out best practices as I learn it. Can anyone here who uses Logic for
Re: Can podcasters using Logic share their workflow?
by Noam Osband 1 year ago
I'm using Logic. The one thing I can't do.....that I do in FCP X....is have a browser where I can insert clips. I find that so much easier in terms of taking a long interview, picking out the selects
What filters/EQ'ing might you recommend for a recorded telephone call?
by Noam Osband 1 year ago
I'm cleaning up an audio piece in Logic Pro X. Some of the interviews are telephone calls they recorded. I know "garbage in, garbage out," but that's what I'm playing with.....so....that said.....what
Re: What filters/EQ'ing might you recommend for a recorded telephone call?
by Ty Ford 1 year ago
Hello Noam, I use RX7 Advanced noise reduction followed by (or sometimes preceded by) an 7 band EQ. Following that I'll compress or limit to scrunch the remains together. Occasionally, the de-reverb w
If I am trying to reset the time code with Wave Agent, how do I know my audio frame rate?
by Noam Osband 1 year ago
I'm doing some audio editing for a podcast. I want to take one file and reset its time code to start at zero. When I try to use Wave Agent to do this, it asks me for the frame rate of my audio. I'm no
Re: If I am trying to reset the time code with Wave Agent, how do I know my audio frame rate?
by Noam Osband 1 year ago
Changing the display is all I want to do. So, am I right in thinking that, unless I want to sync something to tape, the frame rate I select from the dropdown menu in Wave Agent makes no difference
Do higher quality wind screens aid with p-pops? Im thinking of my AT 4053B?
by Noam Osband 1 year ago
I have an AT 4053B, and I'm doing a lot more audio work these days with it. I find p-pos and plosives driving me nuts. I know mic placement helps....but so does a screen. I use the wind screen it came
Re: Do higher quality wind screens aid with p-pops? Im thinking of my AT 4053B?
by Noam Osband 1 year ago
Ty, Just following up. I'm doing my first sit down interview since we chatted. It's just audio so how the scene looks is irrelevant. That being the case, I was going to use the AT 4053b, buy a mic sta
Why can't I see - but can hear - some of my multicam clips in Resolve after important an XML from FCPX?
by Noam Osband 1 year ago
I exported a timeline from FCP X. Some of the clips are multicam. Some multicam files worked fine. Others did not. I can hear them but dont see anything in the timeline in Resolve. Adding to the weird
Re: Why can't I see - but can hear - some of my multicam clips in Resolve after important an XML from FCPX?
by Noam Osband 1 year ago
This is good advice. I'm using FCP X so I can't flatten in there. SO ANNOYING! And there were tons of clips from multicam and I'd have to go each one to get it done. That said....my problem had the ea
I have a film I did a few years ago I want to save for the long term. Best way to do that?
by Noam Osband 1 year ago
I made a film a few years ago, and the entire project was about 5 TB's large. I occasionally need to grab something from it or some stills, but I rarely work on it more. The hard drives it's back up o
Re: I have a film I did a few years ago I want to save for the long term. Best way to do that?
by Noam Osband 1 year ago
What makes these drives better Just a higher quality drive You're right. Not worth skimping on this.
What's the best way to get titles to come on at the same time a character says them?
by Noam Osband 2 years ago
I just got Motion. I'm learning it. Forums are super helpful here. I want to have titles where the words come out, in time, as they are said by the characters. What's the best way to do that in Motion
Re: What's the best way to get titles to come on at the same time a character says them?
by Noam Osband 2 years ago
Robin, I'm really starting from scratch here. But the internet is my friend. If I wanted to find a video tutorial to do what you're describing, what action would I search for I literally just bought M
Why does the viewfinder on my XA-10 not give me the whole image?
by Noam Osband 2 years ago
I have noticed a few times that, when shooting with my Canon XA-10, the actually image recorded is slightly bigger than what comes up on the viewfinder. Sometimes, i have a shot lined up perfectly, bu
Re: Why does the viewfinder on my XA-10 not give me the whole image?
by Rob Gutermuth 2 years ago
I noticed this too on my G30's and G40's (same camera basically) I noticed it more so when you use IS - esp powered - and also sometimes this can be an issue if you have the WIDE or TELE settings on i
If the exposure is low, should I ever raise the gain or just do it in post?
by Noam Osband 3 years ago
Sometimes, when I shoot with my XA-10, the image is dark. I usually raise the gain by 3 or 5 to make it brighter. However, is there any advantage to doing that as opposed to simply doing it in post It
Re: If the exposure is low, should I ever raise the gain or just do it in post?
by Blaise Douros 3 years ago
It's probably slightly better to do it in-camera when you're shooting a low-bitrate h.264 camera like the XA10. Realistically, you will add just as much grain in post, if not more, by trying to lift t
Canon XA10 and FCP 7 questions
by olivia Wyatt 7 years ago
Hello, I just got the Canon XA10 and am new to digital work flow as well. I am able to easily transcode to 422 using log and Transfer in FCP 7, however, I would like to know some specific things. 1- h
Re: Canon XA10 and FCP 7 questions
by Noam Osband 3 years ago
Cool. Any advice for this I plan on following this guide (https: documentation.apple.com en cinematools usermanual index.html#chapter=8%26section=4%26tasks=true) but there might be bells and whistles
Is there any way to import footage shot in PF24 so that it comes as 23.98?
by Noam Osband 3 years ago
I have footage from an XA-10 that I accidentally shot in PF24 instead of 24P. When I import it on FCP 7, no matter whether I have the "remove pulldown" preference checked or not, it comes in as 29.97.
Re: Is there any way to import footage shot in PF24 so that it comes as 23.98?
by Blaise Douros 3 years ago
There's no way to import it as native 23.976. If I remember correctly from my FCP7 days, you have the option to run a 3:2 pulldown on the sequence when you create it, so that it correctly reads the PF
Anyone have a C-stand for sale?
by Noam Osband 3 years ago
I'm looking for a C stand and hoping to buy one used. Anyone have one to sell
I have a some tif files where I placed multiple photos on a scanner. Is there any program that can automatically extract them?
by Noam Osband 3 years ago
I had to scan lots of photos for a project. I placed multiple ones on the bed to go quicker. Is there any program for a Mac that will automatically extract them individually
Re: I have a some tif files where I placed multiple photos on a scanner. Is there any program that can automatically extract them?
by Noam Osband 3 years ago
Problem is I already scanned them. Is there anything that can do this after the fact
I'm getting the Quicktime -50 error from Compressor after I exported the movie file. Thoughts for what to do?
by Noam Osband 3 years ago
I exported a film from FCP 7 and when I tried to compress the file in Compressor, I got the dreaded -50 error. Any advice Almost all the advice I've seen online is what to do so you can export to Comp
Re: I'm getting the Quicktime -50 error from Compressor after I exported the movie file. Thoughts for what to do?
by Noam Osband 3 years ago
Compressor Repair totally worked! Thanks for the tip.
Does focus change on the XA-10 as a I zoom in and out?
by Noam Osband 3 years ago
I shot some interviews where, before shooting, I zoomed in on the eyes and had them perfectly focused. I zoomed back out....but when I watched the footage later, it was a bit soft. Super irksome. Is i
Re: Does focus change on the XA-10 as a I zoom in and out?
by Blaise Douros 3 years ago
It's not the focal length changing, but the focus distance--and yes, it's likely changing. As far as I know, the lenses of the XA-series are not parfocal. It's better to set focus using the focal leng
I have a wonky folder, a saved AVCHD card, that won't copy and gives me Error Code -36 when I try
by Noam Osband 3 years ago
I copied an AVCHD card to my backup hard drive. I renamed the folder. I am trying to backup the card but it doesn't complete the operation. i get the error message "The Finder can t complete the opera
Re: I have a wonky folder, a saved AVCHD card, that won't copy and gives me Error Code -36 when I try
by Chris Sebes 3 years ago
Do you have another computer available If so, try and network to the problem drive computer and copy the file locally to the second computer. If you can use a Windows machine, this may ignore the erro
Can I connect my RAID 5 to an external drive and edit with that?
by Noam Osband 4 years ago
I started editing a feature using a RAID 5 set up in a Thunderbay RAID. I didn't realize that in a RAID 5, you need to leave one drive unfilled, so even though I have four 4TB drives, I only have 12TB
Re: Can I connect my RAID 5 to an external drive and edit with that?
by Noam Osband 4 years ago
I just spoke to someone at Bryce's company who said daisy chaining out of the Thunderbay should be OK. I'll try it out this week!
I'm running a RAID 5. Do i need to leave free space?
by Noam Osband 4 years ago
I've connected four different four TB drives in a RAID 5. This gives me 12TB to play with. I'm editing video with it. I know normally with hard drives you want to keep free space on drives. Do I need
Re: I'm running a RAID 5. Do i need to leave free space?
by Noam Osband 4 years ago
Argh. I have about 2.5% free, 340 GB on a 12 TB RAID 5 which is itself made out of four 4TB hard drives. Problem is I'm editing a super lage project and I didn't realize what my space needs would be u
What is the best way to shrink m4v files even further?
by Noam Osband 4 years ago
I have a ton of files I need transcribed, and I'm sharing them with our transcriber via Dropbox. Right now, the files are m4v files. I want to shrink them further. I try using MPEGstreamclip but too o
Re: What is the best way to shrink m4v files even further?
by Craig Seeman 4 years ago
.m4v files are generally similar to .mp4 files. Fundmental simple math is File Size is Data Rate times Duration. I can't make it simpler than that. After all Data Rate is usually described in Some Bit
I have a Highpoint Stoage dock. Can I leave my hard drive in it or should I cover it when not using it because of dust?
by Noam Osband 4 years ago
I'm using one of these guys: http: www.amazon.com HighPoint-Dedicated-Docking-RocketStor-5422A dp B00L67XHHE I just started incorporating it into the data flow, and right now I just have one 4tb drive
If I have a hard drive working fine after 7 years, is there any reason to replace it?
by Noam Osband 4 years ago
I have some backup hard drives that I've had 7 to 8 years and they're still doing great. Is there any reason to replace them I wonder about their age. I have the data backed up twice. Given that fact,
Re: If I have a hard drive working fine after 7 years, is there any reason to replace it?
by bryce arroyo 4 years ago
Noam, Give me a call and we can talk. What drives are you using After 7 years, they could still work for a long time but could also fail at any time.I am more than happy to help. Bryce Arroyo 714-374-
A basic video question: is there loss of data when the luma is over 100?
by Noam Osband 4 years ago
I know luma ranges go from 0-120. That said....is there loss of data between 100-120
Re: A basic video question: is there loss of data when the luma is over 100?
by Noam Osband 4 years ago
John, super helpful response. Thanks! So, if everything over 100 is lost, why does the luma meter on FCP X go up to 120 Is there a difference between 100-120 in that context
Do anything like Exif files for JPEGs and TIFFs exist with AVCHD footage?
by Noam Osband 4 years ago
I just learned about Exif files. Sometimes I shoot footage on my Canon XA-10, and I want to know the shutter speed and aperture. Is there any equivalent of an Exif file for footage shot with my XA-10
Is there any danger to daisy chaining an ethernet connection through a hard drive?
by Noam Osband 4 years ago
I connect to the internet with an ethernet cord that has a thunderbolt extension attached to the end. Is there any danger to daisy chaining from the ethernet cord through a hard drive to my computer.
Why do I get the error message "The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in “BDMV” can’t be read or written?
by Noam Osband 4 years ago
I'm trying to backup a card I used to shoot AVCHD footage. I shot it a while ago so I don't have the original card. When i drag it in finder, it starts fine, then gets super slow, then eventually i ge
Re: Why do I get the error message "The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in “BDMV” can’t be read or written?
by Tom Peace 4 years ago
I found that if you have a card reader it will give you this error, I now plug the camera directly to the computer and am able to copy across the media i have shot and am able to delete and manipulate
Sometimes my DVD plays choppy on computers. Why?
by Noam Osband 4 years ago
I made a film that I've been screening at some colleges. I notice that on some DVD players the film is kind of choppy, that it stops for what must be a fraction of a second...but it does it regularly
Re: Sometimes my DVD plays choppy on computers. Why?
by Noam Osband 4 years ago
So, it works perfectly fine for me on my computer... but I've been doing lots of screenings at colleges and often it is choppy on scenes with lots of movement. This is so frustrating. I use Compressor
How do I best convert 60i footage to 24p for use in a project?
by Noam Osband 5 years ago
I shot some stuff with my Canon XA-10 and made the very stupid mistake of using the PF24 setting. Instead of shooting in true 24 fps, that setting, as you guys have taught me, is actually shooting 60i
Re: How do I best convert 60i footage to 24p for use in a project?
by Noam Osband 5 years ago
I worry about doing that only cause I wonder if it will lead to any sorts of effects I've applied getting wonky. Does that make sense How big a difference is there in the resolution Is there a technic
Well that was easy..
by Michael Sanders 5 years ago
Client just supplied me with a drive with media and an FCP 7 project on. So reinstalled FCP 7 in my 17" running Yosemite - all went fine. Opened up the project in FCP 7, reconnected the media and expo
Re: Well that was easy..
by Shane Ross 5 years ago
In that time, you could have made some headway on the project itself...instead of all that "busy work." ;) (I kid...) Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
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The eternal question: which editing software should I switch to? FCPX?
by Noam Osband 5 years ago
I've been using FCP7 for 5 years. But as I begin this month editing a feature length doc I'll be working on for a couple years, I'm ready to change. The eternal question: which program do you suggest
Re: The eternal question: which editing software should I switch to? FCPX?
by Bill Davis 5 years ago
Mike Jackson "And the thing about FCPX's tagging and metadata systems is they're (obviously) entirely 'word' oriented." Un, not really. To be technically correct, I suppose you could say they're "asc
Co-working spaces for film in NYC?
by Noam Osband 5 years ago
Anyone have recommendations for a co-working space near DUMBO, Park Slope, Gowanus or Ft Greene I'll be working mostly on film there. I know I can find listings online but I'm wondering if anyone had
When I enter a m2v file into Toast Titanium 11 with my AIFF, it gets all messed up
by Noam Osband 5 years ago
I am trying to make a DVD with a m2V file I got from Compressor and an AIF file I got in exporting from FCP. I know I can get an audio file from Compressor, but I wanted a higher quality file. When I
Re: When I enter a m2v file into Toast Titanium 11 with my AIFF, it gets all messed up
by Noam Osband 5 years ago
Just bumping this. I still can't figure this out. Any ideas !
Are there NLE programs for the footage from my XA-10 that need less space than FCP7?
by Noam Osband 5 years ago
I've been using FCP7 for years. However, I recently discovered that if I use other programs with my AVCHD footage, I can save space on my memory since each 16gb card doesn't need to be transcoded to a
Re: Are there NLE programs for the footage from my XA-10 that need less space than FCP7?
by Noam Osband 5 years ago
Everything is on an external. But thanks for the reminder! what about Premiere Would i have to transcode everything How about FCPX I have 4tb of raw footage for a feature I'm getting ready to start ed
IMDB/Withoutabox Secure Screener - Render settings
by Fred Robinson 9 years ago
I have finished my movie. I need to send a version of it to the above. Their specs simply say: We can accept many formats, but we recommend encoding your video at 480 pixels wide by 360 pixels tall at
Re: IMDB/Withoutabox Secure Screener - Render settings
by Noam Osband 6 years ago
So, I had a film that was 1920x1080 and I uploaded it to Withoutabox and it looks ok. Should I still follow their directions and letterbox it at 480 px by 360 Also, my film is 24fps. My question: will
Is there any way to recover the data on my SD card?
by Noam Osband 6 years ago
I was copying an SD card I use to shoot video with a Sony XA-10 camera. The card reader accidentally disconnected while copying. I know have no good way of getting the data. I tried using ShotPutPro b
Re: Is there any way to recover the data on my SD card?
by David Parkar 6 years ago
I think your card reader disconnected due to some unexpected reasons. But you can recover your data by employing Remo Recover tool. I found this tool on internet and it attracted me with its recovery
For sale: Panasonic HMC-150, camera batteries, UV filter
by Noam Osband 6 years ago
I have a HMC-150 to sell. It works perfectly, and it's a great little camera. With it, I shot a film that will be appearing on both PBS and Mexican TV so the quality is there. I just don't use it much
Does the XA-10 get a better image than the Panasonic HMC-150?
by Noam Osband 6 years ago
So, I'm likely selling my Panasonic HMC150. I've been using my Canon XA10 more and more lately. I gotta admit: when i watch it on my computer (admittedly, not a professional monitor) I find the XA10 i
Re: Does the XA-10 get a better image than the Panasonic HMC-150?
by Robert Baker 6 years ago
While I have not used the Panasonic HMC150 I would be inclined to a agree with the B&H sales rep. I've used the XA10 and was not impressed when comparing it to the old school SD Canon GL2 or XL1(both
Anyone know a place in Boston or NYC who can remove a speck of dust from my HMC-150?
by Noam Osband 6 years ago
I have an HMC-150 and I have a single bit of dust on the lens. This dust, however, is definitely noticeable when shooting into the sun. The warranty won't cover it. Getting rid of it will be simple: I
Why isn't my HMC150 footage looking crisper?
by Noam Osband 7 years ago
I've been doing some shooting with an HMC150 and a Canon XA10. I watched a lot of footage this past week, and the XA10 footage just looks crisper. The colors are a bit more saturated, the blacks a bit
Re: Why isn't my HMC150 footage looking crisper?
by Noam Osband 7 years ago
I should say I called B&H yesterday and discussed this question with them. The man there said the XA10 chip is a full 1920x1080 chip while the HMC150 one is not but just scales up the resolution it do
If I want to have 60fps footage to match with 1080 24fps, should i go 720 60p or 180 60i?
by Noam Osband 7 years ago
For my latest project, I'm using an HMC-150. I want to shoot some things in 60fps so I can do slo-mo on them. Most of the footage is 1080 24fps. What is the best way to do that Should I use the 1080 6
Re: If I want to have 60fps footage to match with 1080 24fps, should i go 720 60p or 180 60i?
by Noam Osband 7 years ago
Well, ideally both. I don't imagine theatrical distribution. but i envision it playing at festivals. i will definitely be trying however to get it on TV, something like PBS in my dreams.
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