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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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Stomping out gotchas
by Oliver Peters 5 hours ago
I could be missing something, but... 1. Is there a way to get FCPX to automatically sort alphanumerically in the various browsers, without having to manually force a sort 2. Is there a way to complete
Re: Stomping out gotchas
by Oliver Peters 14 minutes ago
Jeremy Garchow "Select the Project, open the inspector and find the share prefs (looks like 3 arrows pointing up). Change the Name field to Name and you should see it auto fill with a name parameter
Custom workspace in FCPX
by Andrew Johnstone 1 month ago
Chums, I have resisted FCPX for as long as has been humanly possible, but now that BBC are rolling it out across the regions, I have no choice. I am stuck on several points, but one of the most irrita
Re: Custom workspace in FCPX
by Oliver Peters 5 hours ago
Andrew Johnstone "I find my self hating FCPX less than I did a few short hours ago which is a good ting." My feeling is that FCPX is relatively counter-intuitive for experienced editors. But with tim
Premiere Editors - Your thoughts on a few things...
by Tom Laughlin 3 weeks ago
Hey everyone, so I've been talking to a few post supervisors and some editor friends of mine. Though there is a mixed opinion on this, I want to open this up. (I'm looking for more than just a "Use th
Re: Premiere Editors - Your thoughts on a few things...
by Oliver Peters 22 hours ago
Tom Laughlin "It seems that if or when Premiere is used on a film, there is this big push to quiet that news down, or boast it up for marketing." Hmm... I wonder why you feel that way I have regularl
Heavy files in Adobe Premiere
by Fábio Rodrigues 1 day ago
I would like to know how to edit heavy files (full HD or 4k) in Adobe Premiere.
Re: Heavy files in Adobe Premiere
by Oliver Peters 23 hours ago
F bio Rodrigues "Should I export clip by clip " Thanks for the kind words. If you follow the internal Premiere Pro Proxy workflow, you can easily toggle between proxy files and full resolution files
What does Apple need to do better with FCPX?
by Oliver Peters 1 week ago
Here's one POV: http: alex4d.com notes item happy-7th-birthday-fcpx - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: What does Apple need to do better with FCPX?
by Oliver Peters 2 days ago
I've been in the process of testing a maxed-out 2018 15" MBP with the Core i9 and with the 2TB SSD for a RedShark review. I have an identical test sequence that I created for FCPX, Premiere Pro, and R
Art doesn't pay
by Oliver Peters 1 week ago
Nice video piece by Mark Toia. https: www.youtube.com watch v=uBdSDkq0lfk&feature=youtu.be This is a new Frame.io Master series. Toia has been active on the RED forums for several years. And relevant
Re: Art doesn't pay
by Oliver Peters 3 days ago
Bill Davis "Uh, ALL schools teach video by doing now. All of them." Actually, if we are talking about film majors in college, that's not true. Some teach writing and acting and conceptual things. Oth
Apple apparently keeps stumbling it's way to success, somehow 😉..
by Bill Davis 2 weeks ago
https: money.cnn.com 2018 08 02 investing apple-one-trillion-market-value index.html Creator of XinTwo - http: www.xintwo.com The shortest path to FCP X mastery.
Re: Apple apparently keeps stumbling it's way to success, somehow 😉..
by Oliver Peters 3 days ago
Oliver Peters "Except then you have guys like Devinsupertramp who shoot their YouTube videos on RED" BTW - speaking of quality and YouTube... https: www.youtube.com watch v=hVvEISFw9w0 Not exactly sh
First time 4k Feature Film Edit
by Rhys Sherring 5 days ago
So we've just about finished shooting our first feature film in majority 4K (some shots we're inadvertently shot at HD, but about 90% of it is 4K, long story) so I thought I'd ask if anyone had any ti
Re: First time 4k Feature Film Edit
by Oliver Peters 5 days ago
Rhys Sherring "Are proxies a good idea" Work in Premiere's proxy workflow. Better than generating proxies externally and relinking. Your drives are too slow for what you are trying to do by staying n
View playback on an external monitor or display
by Jaime Pettit 1 week ago
Hello, I have set up dual monitors (iMac and HP Pavillion) for the film I am currently editing at home. I want to view the playback on an external monitor while having a smaller view of the timeline I
Re: View playback on an external monitor or display
by Oliver Peters 1 week ago
Jaime Pettit "I wanted to ask which AV Output Devices are the cheapest and best suited for Macs." PS: To answer your original question, you will need a real video display (not computer monitor) and a
10.4.3 FCPX update keeps running
by David Townsend 1 week ago
Apologies if this has been covered but too many posts to search through. I recently updated Mac OSX from Mountain Lion 10.8.5 to El Capitan 10.11.6. Tried to open Final Cut Pro X and it says I have to
Re: 10.4.3 FCPX update keeps running
by Oliver Peters 1 week ago
I forget the exact steps, but there s a simple procedure to make the mid-2009 into a 2010, which will still accept HS. Do a Google search and it should pop up. Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Premiere Avid bridge
by Stephen Eckelberry 2 weeks ago
Starting a documentary project, mostly 4K. I want to use Premiere Pro as an online tool and edit offline on Avid, then back to Premiere for finishing. There are some software solutions out there that
Re: Premiere Avid bridge
by Oliver Peters 2 weeks ago
You can also offline online in Avid Media Composer. Depending on your color correction needs, you may be fine with the standard version or, if not, add the Symphony option. - Oliver Oliver Peters - ol
RAW vs Transcodes in Adobe Premiere Pro
by Debbie Elbin 3 weeks ago
Curious as to the majority's response on whether to use either the RAW or instead transcoded footage (with same fps as RAW) in Premiere Pro. Want to avoid problems when finishing and am warned that th
Re: RAW vs Transcodes in Adobe Premiere Pro
by Oliver Peters 3 weeks ago
Whether or not to use raw or transcoded depends on a number of factors - mainly how good the original lighting was and how comfortable you are with color correction. If your raw footage was transcoded
macOS High Sierra
by Oliver Peters 11 months 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 3 weeks 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
Online / Offline Workflow with 60p Footage
by Liz Parham 1 month ago
Hello! For an Offline Online workflow (using DaVinci for the transcodes) for a feature doc that's primarily shot in 23.98, is it better to retain the native 60fps frame rate and "interpret footage" in
Re: Online / Offline Workflow with 60p Footage
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
I've had problems relinking to the wrong part of the file when interpret is used and I roundtrip. Figure out the exact slow motion percentage and use that for clips in your timeline. Should be 40%, I
FCPX crashing 2013 MP
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
Just checking to see if anyone else has run into this issue with FCPX. This is an 8-core 2013 Mac Pro with D-500 GPUs. I have had a number of projects lately, where skimming media either crashes the a
Re: FCPX crashing 2013 MP
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
Jeff Kirkland "It only happened with FCPX and turned out to be a faulty graphics card." That's what I'm leaning towards, as well. The GPUs in the 2013 MP are notoriously bad. It's just odd that somet
All Adobe Software not using Cuda on Sierra and High Sierra
by Brent Marginet 2 months ago
Has anyone found any info on the net that actually fixes this problem. I found a few write ups but so far nothing has worked on any of my systems. Cuda works on one of my two identical Mac Book Pros w
Re: All Adobe Software not using Cuda on Sierra and High Sierra
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
Brent Marginet "Cuda works on one of my two identical Mac Book Pros with High Sierra but not the other one." Yep. No luck on mine either. You can thank Apple. I've written CUDA off. - Oliver Oliver P
FCPX to AVID MC latest workflow
by hugh hartford 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 months ago
SpeedScriber https: www.speedscriber.com https: support.speedscriber.com - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Editors from FX's "Atlanta"
by Oliver Peters 3 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 3 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 3 months ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=7ojMQlP1cR8 - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Editing Big TV shows
by Mike Cohen 3 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 4 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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
Tips from the best editors
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=SUpWL4phAYQ - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
A technical editing critique of Letterman's "My Next Guest"
by greg janza 4 months ago
I stumbled onto this video which gives a detailed editing analysis of David Letterman's new Netflix show. I have a huge amount of respect for Letterman and I think his new show is a great second act f
Re: A technical editing critique of Letterman's "My Next Guest"
by Oliver Peters 4 months ago
Simon Ubsdell "The notion that you can have cameras move continuously without a plan as to why they are moving is completely absurd." I've done a lot of these types of interview edits in corporate wo
AE saving over other project on NAS
by Oliver Peters 6 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 6 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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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Media Composer First
by Oliver Peters 9 months ago
My review: https: digitalfilms.wordpress.com 2017 11 17 avid-media-composer-first - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Why does Adobe screw up every new release?
by Scott Witthaus 1 year ago
Not meaning the software per se, but this last release let me use Pr and Ps just fine, but Ae thinks it's a 7-day trial. The update before that put Pr on a trial basis. And on and on. C'mon Adobe, get
Re: Why does Adobe screw up every new release?
by Oliver Peters 12 months ago
I just spent an evening messing around with Apple support and my Apple ID. Not a reassuring experience. While my App Store download experience has been great, I'd say on the whole, my Apple licensing
Logging documentary workflow.
by John Keating 3 years ago
I'm currently logging a documentary with 16tb of footage. I am looking for a reference on how to log footage efficiently. Anyone have a system they would recommend
Re: Logging documentary workflow.
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
Glad it was helpful. Good luck. - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
FCPX to MC
by Nick Hrycyk 1 year ago
I've been asked to 'finish' an hour doc once the rough cut (director) is done. Besides the fact I would only have 5 days to tweek, color, mix and fix the whole thing. Rough cut being done in FCPX, wha
Re: FCPX to MC
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
Glenn Sakatch "but you will not be getting all the bin information and organization" Yep. Roundtrips through Resolve are typically only good for sequence translation, not whole projects. - Oliver Oli
Free to Studio
by Dan Davis 1 year 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 1 year 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
Avid Media Composer First
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
Coming in June. Free. http: community.avid.com forums t 180630.aspx Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
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Nexidia
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
Yippee! http: ir.avid.com releasedetail.cfm ReleaseID=995947 - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
Re: Nexidia
by Jonathan Abrams 2 years ago
Indeed! More information is coming in the first week of December. -- Jonathan S. Abrams, CEA, CEV, CBNT Apple Certified - Technical Coordinator (v10.5) Support Professional (v10.6 through v10.10) Chai
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
No More Episode Encoder
by Rich Rubasch 2 years ago
Wonder if it is because the CC has been adopted so much and Media Encoder is now the norm with those who have the subscription. Thoughts Rich Rubasch Tilt Media Inc. Video Production, Post, Studio Sou
Re: No More Episode Encoder
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
Of course if you own or buy Episode, it will continue to work. - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
the stupidity of adobe.
by Aindreas Gallagher 2 years ago
say there is a london client you are trying to beg to update their version of AE - not for personal preference - because a major release can't play footage in real time. The After Effects CC 2015 prim
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Re: the stupidity of adobe.
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
They are most likely on an Adobe enterprise license. In that case, an IT person within the company (or someone else authorized to do this) must create a custom installer build for their own machines.
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A Point Release? WTF?
by Daniel McClintock 2 years ago
And I suppose we'll finally get Adobe CC 2016 during their November update! Arrggghh! -------------------- "Sometimes Life Needs a Cmd-Z!"
Re: A Point Release? WTF?
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
Bill Davis "Just look at those five year old FCP X features they've now added into Premiere Pro." Come back to us when FCP X has a functional mixer :) - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services,
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Resolve 12.5 viewer display choppy
by Oliver Peters 2 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 2 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
No news?
by David Mathis 2 years ago
I thought the message board would light up. I mean there has to be something that we can debate from NAB news. Guess the light bulbs need replacing.
Re: No news?
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
Bill Davis "Adobe - but nothing was overtly released at the show as something you could write a check for today." Adobe did preview the specific new features that will show up in the next version of
New Adobe features
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
A preview of things to come http: blogs.adobe.com creativecloud Immerse-yourself-in-creativity - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
Re: New Adobe features
by Jason Watson 2 years ago
I'm intrigued by the Sound Essentials panel in Audition, mostly because I think they really nailed the implementation of Remix in the last update. If they can pull a similarly good implementation here
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 3 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 3 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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FCPWorks sessions from NAB posted.
by Bill Davis 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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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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
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