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Oliver Peters

Editor | Colorist - Avid/FCPX/Premiere Pro/Resolve
Features, TV, Commercials, Corporate, Themed Attractions
Writer - CreatePlanetNetwork, RedShark News
Blog at digitalfilms.wordpress.com
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July 10th 2004
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Documentary editing workflow
by Oliver Peters 3 days ago
This article is a bit older and may have been posted before. However, the steps are still valid and it's a good checklist of workflow steps that apply to many types of FCPX editing projects. https: me
Re: Documentary editing workflow
by Warren Eig 3 days ago
Interesting. I just finished a 90 minute documentary set for release in FCPX. It went without a hiccup. Very pleasantly surprised. X2Pro Convert was used to AAF the audio for the sound mix. Color grad
Media management consolidation and Amira files
by Oliver Peters 1 week ago
There is a common, known issue with Premiere Pro and ARRI Amira and Alexa Mini files. Generally you will be unsuccessful in transcoding trimmed files when consolidating a sequence in Project Manager.
Re: Media management consolidation and Amira files
by John Pale 1 week ago
Faced this on my most recent project. Would have resulted in a 590GB consolidation . Used Resolve and got it to about 50.
Odd, annoying problem. Any ideas?
by Brett Sherman 2 weeks ago
So I have this really debilitating problem on one of my workstations. It's an iMac running High Sierra, FCP X 10.4.5, and connected to a QNAP SMB NAS via 10GB Ethernet. Media is stored outside library
Re: Odd, annoying problem. Any ideas?
by Oliver Peters 2 weeks ago
If you connect via AFP, does the same thing happen - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
OT: Apple not supporting nVidia graphics in OS X Mojave
by Alan Okey 4 weeks ago
Well this is unfortunate: https: appleinsider.com articles 19 01 18 apples-management-doesnt-want-nvidia-support-in-macos-and-thats-a-bad-sign-for-the-mac-pro
Re: OT: Apple not supporting nVidia graphics in OS X Mojave
by Oliver Peters 3 weeks ago
Tod Hopkins "My issue with Mojave is why If Adobe 2019 didn't "require" Mojave, I would not have even tried" Huh It's doesn't require Mojave. I have 10 workstations running all current software with
Ain’t your grandpas TV Production studio any more, I suppose.
by Bill Davis 1 month ago
Yes, it s pretty much a LumaForge marketing video. https: youtu.be w3fKC1ZqnPE But it still signals the promise is that smaller virtual studios can now more easily do stuff like this on more of a DYI
Re: Ain’t your grandpas TV Production studio any more, I suppose.
by Oliver Peters 3 weeks ago
Neil Goodman "Im really not sure why anyone would want to edit natively in 4k vs a Proxy Offline workflow." In our case (the shop that I freelance most at), we have very short turnarounds on most of
Filmmaking with FCPX
by Oliver Peters 3 weeks ago
http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro tutorials 2142-hour-and-a-half-film-making-masterclass-with-final-cut-pro-x - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Filmmaking with FCPX
by Oliver Peters 3 weeks ago
You are welcome. And speaking of filmmaking and FCPX, this just popped. Good job Ronny! http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2144-surprising-anti-racist-short-movie-edited-with-final-cut-pro-x-gets
PP has encountered a problem...
by tad newberry 3 weeks ago
have you seen this before thanks for helping out a bonehead! __________________________ FCS3 Adobe CC 3.33 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon Mac Pro 24GB RAM ATI Radeon HD 5870 ...and a few TeraBytes o' storage (
Re: PP has encountered a problem...
by Oliver Peters 3 weeks ago
So it sounds like you solved the problem. That it was a corrupt clip. - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Connected multi layer psd and audio
by John Watts 4 weeks ago
Have created and layed on the sequence a multi layered psd and want to edit it to music. If I add the connected file and open it up for adjusting lengths, the audio goes away. I need to edit these tex
Re: Connected multi layer psd and audio
by Oliver Peters 4 weeks ago
Isn't that file inside FCPX a compound clip If so, that's like a nested sequence in Premiere. So when you step into the compound, you won't see or hear what was in the sequence "above" or "outside" of
Import footage workflow for multiple editors
by Michelle Kim 4 weeks ago
Just curious if anyone has any suggested workflows for the following situation: multi day multi camera event, one networked drive (lots of space), three editors. Two editors are working in fcpx, one p
Re: Import footage workflow for multiple editors
by Oliver Peters 4 weeks ago
Michelle, I've done this sort of event work and unless yours is different, I would imagine that each editor will work on different modules and not the exact same pieces. Media may be common, but the e
Which MB Pro?
by Gerret Warner 4 weeks ago
I've been editing for years with a MB Pro mid 2012 with 1TB storage and 16GB RAM and a 30-inch Cinema Display monitor. It's all worked fine for a long time, but no longer. So I'm looking at two possib
Re: Which MB Pro?
by Oliver Peters 4 weeks ago
How much internal storage do you need Generally, apps will take about 100GB. If you have a bunch of personal docs, photos, and iTunes music, maybe another 250GB. I would strongly advise against storin
AE plug-ins in Premiere Pro
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
Is there a good way to incorporate some of the After Effects plugins filters directly in Premiere Pro There is a wealth of much better effects available in AE. As far as I can tell, the only way to us
Re: AE plug-ins in Premiere Pro
by Oliver Peters 4 weeks ago
Roger Averdahl "It seems that both of you have missed Motion Graphics Templates in Premiere Pro" Thanks. Yes. I've checked that out and I have many of the template presets. Still not the same as if y
Mac mini for editing
by Lucy Slavinsky 1 month ago
Hello all, My iMac 2011just died. In the middle of the project. I edited on external hard drive, so it is not a disaster. But I need to replace my machine as soon as possible. Is Mac mini a good idea
Re: Mac mini for editing
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
This review by Peter Wiggins at FCPco might also be useful. http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2127-the-new-mac-mini-and-final-cut-pro-x - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
5min clip needs 8 hours to export!
by Sabrina Inderbitzi 1 month ago
I want to render out a 5min Clip and Premiere tells me 8 hours and the Media Encoder the same. And it really takes so long. The time doesent come down after a while. Thats just a joke. There must be s
Re: 5min clip needs 8 hours to export!
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
It's possible there may still be a legacy CUDA driver in play. Maybe look for that in the OS and uninstall Other than that, trash prefs. Does this happen if you bring the footage into a brand new proj
How to change viewer window size (on second display)?
by Peter Sandeen 1 month ago
Hi, I've searched for this multiple times, but I must be using the wrong words since I can't find the solution. So, pardon the amateur question. I'd like to have the video viewer on my second display,
Re: How to change viewer window size (on second display)?
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
You are welcome. Glad something worked out, even if a bit imperfect - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Media Composer version 2018.12 & 2012 Mac Pro
by Dennis Lisonbee 1 month ago
According to Avid, the new 2018.12 version, which has a lot of changes under the hood, does not support 2012 Mac Pros. How many 2012 Mac Pro's are still in use and how many are being used as Media Com
Re: Media Composer version 2018.12 & 2012 Mac Pro
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
All old machines (which are no longer sold by Apple) aren't listed. But the 2012 MPs should work. There are users who have done the upgrade on those machines and it works fine. Maybe you need to updat
Compressor 4.4 - DNxHD not showing
by Viktor Kamenický 3 months ago
Hi guys, sorry for writing in the FCP X forum, but there is no Compressor one.. Anyway. I wonder if you have encountered this issue in Compressor 4.4. I'm trying to make a new QT setting with DNx comp
Re: Compressor 4.4 - DNxHD not showing
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
From Avid: http: avid.force.com pkb articles en_US Compatibility The-future-of-Avid-DNx-on-the-Apple-platform - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Media Composer perpetual licence
by Juan Juig 3 months ago
Hi, I'm thinking of purchasing Avid Media Composer perpetual license with 1 year subscription (with all the updates and support). After the period of 1 year, I assume I will be able to continue using
Re: Media Composer perpetual licence
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
Media Composer may be installed on as many computers as you like, but only used on one at any given time. You have to de-activate and re-activate the license to go from one computer to another. This i
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Editing and music composition
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
Simon Ubsdell's thoughts on the similarities between editing and music composition: https: digitalfilms.wordpress.com 2018 11 22 editing-and-music-composition - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Editing and music composition
by Isaac David Quesada 1 month ago
Thanks for sharing. I am very glad to come across this essay since I have been studying musical theory recently, trying to incorporate it to my work as an editor. I agree, the obvious way to introduce
Newbie question about Avid Adrenaline hardware
by Steve Mat 3 months ago
Hello everyone, I have a small setup where I'm converting my family's home movies and various other odd analog formats (S-VHS, LD, etc) to digital using my Mac. I currently use an old Sony DVMC-DA2 an
Re: Newbie question about Avid Adrenaline hardware
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
If you are on a recent current version of macOS and Avid MC software, then either AJA or Blackmagic Design have cost-effective i o hardware that will be compatible. - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpete
Avid Perpetual License
by Nick Mars 5 months ago
Alright, so can anyone explain to me why the perpetual license is even an option from Avid anymore, other than to get extra money out of suckers like me I picked up the perpetual, thinking that it mad
Re: Avid Perpetual License
by Oliver Peters 5 months ago
Nick Mars " I guess my frustration stems more from the lack of transparency surrounding how that annual update plan worked. I got the perpetual along the same lines of logic, that it made more sense
Is it bad to use footage from other movies, when making a documentary?
by ryan elder 5 months ago
I am making a doc type of project right now, but I don't want to just show interviews only, as that can be quite boring, especially compared to other docs how it's done. The project is on war and poli
Re: Is it bad to use footage from other movies, when making a documentary?
by Oliver Peters 5 months ago
ryan elder "Is there any kinds of archival type footage I could use that is free and don't have to worry about that " There are, but I don't know specific names off the top of my head. Something that
macOS High Sierra
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
Whether to update or hold... https: www.cnet.com news 7-things-to-know-before-upgrading-to-macos-high-sierra-10-13 http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2001-the-new-macos-high-sierra-is-launched-to
Re: macOS High Sierra
by Oliver Peters 7 months ago
Hal Beery "My concern was whether a previous OS would successfuly operate the new iMac (purchased two months ago" Usually note. You can try it, but I doubt it will work. - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliv
FCPX to AVID MC latest workflow
by hugh hartford 8 months ago
Hi All, I'm posting a new thread as I can only find older solutions from 2015 that use Resolve roundtrip using AAF export. I have a very large FCPX edit of a feature doc and need to move to AVID (our
Re: FCPX to AVID MC latest workflow
by Oliver Peters 8 months ago
I had some time this morning and ran a quick test, just for grins. I was able to get a complex project into MC by round-tripping through Premiere Pro. However, relinking clips in the sequences didn't
Multicam Show with jammed timecode need pro transcription service.
by Dave Beaty 8 months ago
Hi guys, I'm working on a show with multicam C300's with MXF proxy files. I need to get the files transcribed with the jammed timecode from the files. (Not starting at 00:00:00 as most online transcri
Re: Multicam Show with jammed timecode need pro transcription service.
by Oliver Peters 8 months ago
SpeedScriber https: www.speedscriber.com https: support.speedscriber.com - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Editors from FX's "Atlanta"
by Oliver Peters 9 months ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=Zp5uAZhOSKY&feature=youtu.be - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Editors from FX's "Atlanta"
by Oliver Peters 9 months ago
Also https: www.creativeplanetnetwork.com news-features the-amazing-tone-and-texture-of-atlanta - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Editing Big TV shows
by Oliver Peters 9 months ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=7ojMQlP1cR8 - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Editing Big TV shows
by Mike Cohen 9 months ago
Kind of interesting but the camera work is almost unwatchable. You could remove the on-cam bits with the editor and make it a better video. Mike Cohen
Editors Lounge PreNAB
by Oliver Peters 10 months ago
http: www.editorslounge.com 2018.03-pre-nab 2018prenab-pt1.html Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Editors Lounge PreNAB
by Oliver Peters 9 months ago
Part 2 http: www.editorslounge.com 2018.03-pre-nab 2018prenab-pt2.html - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
SuperMeet 2018 - Dylan Tichenor
by Oliver Peters 9 months ago
Dylan Tichenor, ACE interview with Steve Hullfish moderating https: www.youtube.com watch time_continue=666&v=4UibNQsjzPA - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
This one thing...
by Oliver Peters 9 months ago
Just ran across this from This Guy Edits. https: www.youtube.com watch v=Pr-YtQlSU_I - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
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Re: This one thing...
by Mike Cohen 9 months ago
I have seen lot of "editing" reels which are a bunch of cuts of different shots from different projects, not showing any actual editing. If you take out the clips from mainstream movies this guy isn't
AE saving over other project on NAS
by Oliver Peters 12 months ago
We are using the most current version of After Effects CC. These are Macs connected in a shared storage environment using a QNAP NAS. Typically all of our project files - After Effects, Premiere Pro,
Re: AE saving over other project on NAS
by Oliver Peters 12 months ago
Blaise Douros "Sorry, I didn't mean to imply that I was flippantly suggesting that EVERYTHING should change" I didn't take it that way. No problem. Thanks for the suggestion. - Oliver Oliver Peters -
Alternatives to pricey Sorenson Squeeze software?
by Stuart Baker 1 year ago
This is follow up from an earlier thread. Important: If you purchase a new Mac to run Avid Media Composer, and it comes loaded with Sierra or High Sierra, you will not be able to transcode your media
Re: Alternatives to pricey Sorenson Squeeze software?
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
No Avid batches, but Adobe Media Encoder (CC subscription) or Apple Compressor. MPEG Streamclip might also be an option. - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Encode with captions
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
Is there any way to take an HD ProRes master file with closed captions and encode a resized MP4, while retaining those captions as closed captions in the resulting file The only choices seem to be a n
R14 crashes in macOS HS with curves
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
Resolve 14 (free version) - both from Mac App Store and from BMD site - consistently crashes under macOS High Sierra when I touch curves. Anyone else seeing this It's been very stable on other machine
Re: R14 crashes in macOS HS with curves
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
This appears to be related to the lack of CUDA drivers for the Nvidia card in this machine. I reset the hardware configuration in preferences to Metal instead of auto and that appears to have fixed it
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Free to Studio
by Dan Davis 2 years ago
I'm starting with a client very soon who has (the watermarked) 12.5 free version . I have the paid version with dongle. Is it the case that I can just take my dongle along and it will open up the feat
Re: Free to Studio
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
Joseph Owens "If you use any of the BMD OFX plugins that are Studio licensed, they will print with a watermark" Ah, I see. So far I've never used any of these on the free version. I had just assumed
News: Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
by Cow News Droid 2 years ago
Plug-in leader Boris FX acquires Sapphire tools and team to become the powerhouse in post-production software industry (Boston, MA--September 9, 2016) Boris FX , the leader in integrated VFX and workf
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Re: News: Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
Making plug-ins from scratch for FCPX is a huge PITA for developers. They have to make something that works in Motion and then turn that into a Motion template. In the case of Boris, this also mean ma
Resolve 12.5 viewer display choppy
by Oliver Peters 3 years ago
This seems to be a persistent problem that continues in 12.5. Edit page affected, dual display layout, mixer panel open. ProRes media. 1080p 23.976. When you play the timeline, the viewer looks like f
Re: Resolve 12.5 viewer display choppy
by Wolfgang Hershey 3 years ago
In my case... which may be different to yours... I am using a 4k screen and I has the same problems you are having... by switching to a DisplayPort cable instead of using an HDMI the problem went away
FAT32 flash drive issue
by Oliver Peters 3 years ago
(I've also posted this in the Windows forum.) I'm running into issues when interchanging USB flash drives between various computers. These are all formatted as FAT32 in sizes of 2GB, 4GB and 8GB. My M
Re: FAT32 flash drive issue
by Oliver Peters 3 years ago
Hi and thanks. I haven't tried anything else. It's now looking like a corruption issue caused by the drive in the commercial scanner that my wife uses at her job. Evidently others have noticed similar
Yosemite 10.10.3 vs 10.10.4
by Daniel Schultz 3 years ago
I was planning to upgrade my Mac OS from 10.8.5 to a more recent version. The thing is that Avid Media Composer only works with 10.10.3, not the more recent 10.10.4 version. Does anyone know if it's p
Re: Yosemite 10.10.3 vs 10.10.4
by Oliver Peters 3 years ago
Dam Gongo "Earlier it gave really fast responses but now it is dead slow. I even updated each software...but it is still slow and crashes projects on FCPX or Premiere pro CC." I haven't run into anyt
10.2 update
by Tom Sefton 4 years ago
Just made the update after sitting around waiting for confirmation that all was well. The performance leap with RED and 4K ProRes footage is quite simply jaw dropping. Very impressive, especially leap
Re: 10.2 update
by Mitch Ives 4 years ago
Jeremy Garchow "It is quite obvious, Tom, that this software is not made for professional use." Sarcasm noted. It's a good update, but as usual some issues. 1) Waveform update is a bit inconsistent.
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Oliver Peters liked this 4 years ago
FCPWorks sessions from NAB posted.
by Bill Davis 4 years ago
As of today, all the FCPWorks suite sessions should be posted. Workflow case studies, product demos and panels. The channel link is here: https: www.youtube.com playlist list=PLqX2pQkpLCQ_wo_6BVFnh8Bf
Mike Matzdorf beats traditional audio tracks to death with an iron pipe.
by Aindreas Gallagher 4 years ago
"recently... I had to spend five hours untangling 30 minutes of D-M&E on avid... it literally would have taken me 10 minutes on X." from 13 minutes in - as he moves through the serious capabilities to
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Copy to Library
by Oliver Peters 4 years ago
I have camera clips from a GH4 camera - 1080p H264 .MOV files. FCP X has to import these into the Library - "leave in place" is disabled. Why - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlan
Re: Copy to Library
by Francois Jean 4 years ago
Why is FCPX seeing this file as if it is on a camera card or camera folder Is there a linked metadata file in the same level as this file or could this file have some information in its header that pr
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Oliver Peters liked this 4 years ago
XA20 .MP4 files unviewable on Event Viewer
by Ricardo Guerreiro 4 years ago
Hi, I'm using a Mac Pro (2009 - 2 x 2,26 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon; 24GB RAM; ATI Radeon HD 5870 1024 MB) with Yosemite and FCP 10.1.3. I simply cannot work at the moment as my clips shot on a Canon XA
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Re: XA20 .MP4 files unviewable on Event Viewer
by alain aka 4 years ago
Hi I live in France and me and several editors are using FCP 10.1.3. Maverick we import P2 cards mostly with HD rushes. we saw that problem of importation. we import, and the clip stay with the grey l
Lightworks Mac Public Beta
by Craig Seeman 5 years ago
http: www.redsharknews.com post item 1750-lightworks-for-apple-os-x-is-here-public-beta-available-to-all-released-this-week Available Wednesday June 11
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Re: Lightworks Mac Public Beta
by Bill Davis 5 years ago
I'll drop in whatever the art director supplies. Might be a layered psd, or a tiff, or I might take his specs and just build it in X directly if its mostly type - but could be something out of any des
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Files section on CC
by Oliver Peters 5 years ago
Is anyone finding the 20GB files feature on CC to be useful My CC desktop app still says "coming soon" (yes, it's current). I can manually access the files section via the web, but... 1. Movie clips d
10.0.2 messed up monitor configuration
by Oliver Peters 5 years ago
I use dual 20" Apple Cinemas for my system UI. Their native resolution is 1680 x 1050. With Resolve 10.0 the UI fit within one monitor. With the 10.0.2 update it no longer fits and cannot be adjusted
Re: 10.0.2 messed up monitor configuration
by Oliver Peters 5 years ago
Under the Resolve View menu, enable "Show Window Frame". This gives you a Mac UI frame across the top of the Resolve interface. In the upper left corner of that frame, you have the standard 3 button i
Cloud storage of files
by Oliver Peters 5 years ago
When will we be able to directly access the files section from the CC desktop app Going through the web is useless. In fact, I don't even remember how to get there. Google Drive, SugarSync and Dropbox
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Re: Cloud storage of files
by Oliver Peters 5 years ago
I am currently doing a complete clean installation with a new installation of all apps. This is with OS X Mavericks. CC Files still says "coming soon". - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services,
Changing CC to other hard drive
by Oliver Peters 5 years ago
I want to do a clean install of everything (OS, apps and documents) on a new hard drive, but on the same machine. I don't want to migrate apps and settings. What is the current process for de-authoriz
CC app still seeing uninstalled CS6 apps
by Oliver Peters 5 years ago
I've deactivated and uninstalled the CS6 apps from my main machine, leaving only the CC apps. However the CC Desktop app still shows the CS6 apps in the panel and as "up to date". Is there a way to re
Re: CC app still seeing uninstalled CS6 apps
by Oliver Peters 5 years ago
Kevin Monahan "Did you uninstall the apps using the uninstaller If so, quit and restart the Creative Cloud app." Yes, I used the CS6 uninstaller. The situation corrected itself the next time I restar
Lumetri LUT
by Oliver Peters 6 years ago
Any suggestion about how to apply a Lumetri Look preset (like a 2Stripe effect) in Photoshop CC Or how to export a LOOK file from a Photoshop comp Having trouble figuring that out. - Oliver Oliver Pet
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