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Patrice Freymond

Member Since:
April 13th 2001
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Batch upgrading Motion 4 templates to Motion 5
by Patrice Freymond 11 months ago
Hi, I have 100+ Motion 4 templates to upgrade to Motion 5. I am looking for a way to automate this as opening them one by one and saving is the last resort option for obvious reasons. Automator Apple
Missing audio in MXF files
by Patrice Freymond 2 years ago
Hi, trying to share a project as an MXF file with an XDCAM 1080i 50Mbps codec results in a file devoid of any audio. Interestingly when creating the destination in FCPX the whole list of MXF settings
Re: Missing audio in MXF files
by Patrice Freymond 2 years ago
Ah ha! I have all Pro Formats installed and run 10.3.4 on Sierra yet can't see XDCAM as an option.... why would that be Patrice Freymond Editor Certified Trainer FCPX Post Consultant Always learning..
.mxf multitrack audio output
by mario gaoa 2 years ago
Mac Pro 2013, Sierra, FCPX 3.1 Hi every one, i have had a look around but am still a little confused as how to achieve what I need. Delivery to my local needs to be an interlaced .mxf with 8 track aud
Re: .mxf multitrack audio output
by Patrice Freymond 2 years ago
Hi, I suspect you are delivering XDCAM, so as long as you do a mutitrack Quicktime export with the roles mapped according to the channel order you wish, and then rewrap to MXF you should be fine. We d
Audio routing issue
by Patrice Freymond 2 years ago
Hi everyone, client has two MacPros one they installed out of the box, one I clean installed. On the one they installed I have an issue with audio routing from FCPX: Any clip that is flagged as Mono i
Re: Audio routing issue
by Patrice Freymond 2 years ago
Hi everyone, had a further look at the issue today and here's what I found: - Creating a new library with a new project and new clips does not change the situation - Turns out that not only FCPX is af
researching motion tracking solutions
by James Cude 3 years ago
I m working on a preso about motion tracking, and I hope you all can offer some expert feedback. Now that we have various solutions for motion tracking in FCPX, I wonder what kinds of things people ar
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Re: researching motion tracking solutions
by Patrice Freymond 3 years ago
Hi, Do you use Motion s built-in tracker - YES Do you use a FCPX motion tracking plug-in, and if so, which ones - SLICE-X Do you use a separate application outside of FCPX and or Motion - MOCHA 4 What
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Best way to integrate transcripts with FCP X?
by Noam Osband 3 years ago
I have transcripts for a lot of clips in a feature length doc I'm working on. Is there any way to integrate the transcripts either into the clip info or have a link between the clip and the transcript
Re: Best way to integrate transcripts with FCP X?
by Patrice Freymond 3 years ago
Hi, there is a way to achieve something similar using Annotation Transcriber. Check here : http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 1755-create-markers-notes-and-transcriptions-for-final-cut-pro-x-with
typing exponents in FCPX or Motion
by Patrice Freymond 3 years ago
Hi, does anybody know if there is a shortcut to transform a character into an exponent in FCPX thanks Patrice Patrice Freymond Editor Certified Trainer FCPX 10.1.4 Post Consultant Always learning...
Re: typing exponents in FCPX or Motion
by John Rofrano 3 years ago
Bret Williams "Isn't that the same as changing the font size and baseline of a character in the titler in X "Yea, I guess that has the same effect too. So that's two ways of solving it. ;-) jr www.jo
MPEG 2 difficulty
by Patrice Freymond 6 years ago
Hi, I am being asked to compress to these specs: HD video ID : 224 (0xE0) Format : MPEG Video Format version : Version 2 Profile Level : Main@High Format Parameters, BVOP : Yes Format Parameters, Matr
Re: MPEG 2 difficulty
by Patrice Freymond 5 years ago
Hi, I am not familiar with media Encoder so can't really help here, sorry PF
All about precision. PPro Gone Girl promo with a flash frame
by Leo Hans 5 years ago
See it for yourself at 26 sec, 6 frames: https: www.youtube.com watch v=2o6pjd2AU9c Leo Hans Editor AVID - Final Cut Pro (7+X) http: www.leohans.com
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Re: All about precision. PPro Gone Girl promo with a flash frame
by Patrice Freymond 5 years ago
Reminds me of the days offlining from interlaced masters or worst, transcoded masters, on an Avid where all you could display was a field... when onlining one had to catch not only frames but sometime
Vizrt and nablet GmbH announce MXF plugin for FCPX (and 7)
by Craig Seeman 5 years ago
Vizrt and nablet GmbH announce MXF plugin for FCPX (and 7) http: www.vizrt.com news newsgrid 42013 Vizrt_and_nablet_GmbH_announce_MXF_plugin_for_Final_Cut_Pro Interesting timing given Hamburg Pro Medi
Re: Vizrt and nablet GmbH announce MXF plugin for FCPX (and 7)
by Patrice Freymond 5 years ago
Well, let's hope this one works because we never got to see the vizrt plugin for FCP7 work... (not that we got anything better from Harris either...) When it comes to plugins it is wait and see for me
Hamburg ProMedia FCPX products "temporarily unavailable"
by Craig Seeman 5 years ago
Hamburg ProMedia FCPX products "temporarily unavailable" http: hamburgpromedia.com products product-not-available.php Rumors are that product line has been acquired.
Re: Hamburg ProMedia FCPX products "temporarily unavailable"
by Patrice Freymond 5 years ago
IMF Player still very much there and Mavericks compatible. Could it be that they simply meant Final Cut Pro 7 Patrice Freymond Editor Certified Trainer FCP7 X Post Consultant Always learning...
Now that 10.1.3 Is out
by Jordan Mena 5 years ago
What new features do you think we should expect with the next version Probably releasing with or soon after Yosemite. Jordan Mena Editor Colorist Producer Los Angeles, CA jordanmena.com
Re: Now that 10.1.3 Is out
by Patrice Freymond 5 years ago
- Motion roundtripping - Workspaces - Access to connected storylines from keyboard
NMP Storage Question
by Ruey Loon 5 years ago
Hello hi, I'll be getting the NMP 6core D500 and 16 gig of RAM. The question is about storage, internal 256 or should I bump it to 1tb I am currently running on a 840EVO on my 2010 Mac Pro that I am p
Re: NMP Storage Question
by Patrice Freymond 5 years ago
Not sure if this has to do with your older machine, but rest assured that once it is running on your NMP, it will use way more than that. P. Patrice Freymond Editor Certified Trainer FCP7 X Post Consu
Re: fcp x
by Patrice Freymond 5 years ago
"its absolutely not a professional video editors program, its for enthusiasts that want a few more features than imovie" mmmmmhhhhhhh. should I tell the ten pro editors I work with, who've been churni
Miaow...
by Trevor Asquerthian 5 years ago
You don't usually get execs dishing the dirt quite so explicitly... "the decision was taken to move from Final Cut Pro once Apple had decided ... they were going to move away from... the professional
Re: Miaow...
by Patrice Freymond 5 years ago
In 2002 the whole HBS setting was Avid, from laptops for the 14 eng teams to Symphonys at the IBC. A few years later for the Asian Games in Doha, an operation just under the summer olympics in size, i
Master File export one frame too long?
by William Davis 5 years ago
Is anyone else experiencing an issue where the Master File share option is generating a file that is one frame longer than the sequence We're seeing this on two different systems here. What's most tro
Re: Master File export one frame too long?
by Patrice Freymond 5 years ago
Hi, we have a similar problem in having exports to ProRes422 that are off by a frame (out of sync). In our case the very first frame is duplicated. This we experience on sd as well as hd projects and
Wish List For Next Update
by David Mathis 5 years ago
There a couple of things I would like to see in the next version of X: 1. The ability to customize and save a layout for interface depending where you are at in workflow. You could do this in 7 and ve
Re: Wish List For Next Update
by Patrice Freymond 5 years ago
- Motion roundtripping - Roles templates - workspaces - a favorites palette for effects transitions with drag and drop capability from timeline to the palette - better accuracy in play stop when using
Text alignment issue in Rig
by Patrice Freymond 6 years ago
Hi everyone, I have a text alignment issue when trying to include that parameter in a Rig. The Rig is to change the title of a title card via a popup widget. every time I open up the project the first
Re: Text alignment issue in Rig
by Patrice Freymond 6 years ago
Thanks for the tip. I just tried that and got the same result... as soon as the next snap shot is selected the alignment is off. Using Paragraph it shifts the text to the left though the alignment but
Editing / Using the FCPX Drop Shadow effect
by Patrice Freymond 6 years ago
Hi, most effects in FCPX can be opened, via a copy, in Motion. Apple recently added a much needed dropshadow and their effect is quite nice. I'd like to use it in Motion but can not open it there. Any
Re: Editing / Using the FCPX Drop Shadow effect
by Brian Pistone 6 years ago
Not sure I'm understanding your question, but I know you can select any object in Motion, then look at it in the inspector tab where you can find the drop shadow box and parameters.
From MC to? Smoke or DS?
by Patrice Freymond 7 years ago
We're looking at switching our FCP7 Motion Mocha workflow for post to Media Composer plus either DS or Smoke for finishing. Anyone with experience in MC Smoke or MC DS combo care to comment We're look
Re: From MC to? Smoke or DS?
by Patrice Freymond 7 years ago
Thanks ! we use Mocha for FCP at the moment and would probably move to Pro anyway. Any idea how MC effects translate into either DS or Smoke via the AAF export Patrice Freymond Editor Certified Traine
Positioning trackers very slow
by Patrice Freymond 7 years ago
Hi, using Motion 5 to match move a computer screen (4 corners) today, I was surprised how slow it was. I am used to Motion 4 on a 3 years old MacPro with 8 Gigs of ram being very fluid in positioning
QuickCluster annoying behavior
by Patrice Freymond 7 years ago
Hi, I configured my iMac with Quickcluster. It works well except that for each file in a batch it asks for my password: Yet no password request is set in Compressor prefs... I am stumped Any ideas PS:
15-20Tb SAN suggestions
by Tom Matthies 7 years ago
I'm looking for suggestions for a SAN setup to tie three Final Cut work stations to common storage drives. No heavy lifting, just standard ProRes HD files. Two current 12 core MacPros and an older G5
Re: 15-20Tb SAN suggestions
by Patrice Freymond 7 years ago
We've got the same sort of setup and are running a 16 TB EVO from SNS. We're using Gigabit Ethernet which is sufficient for us but made provision to go up if needed. One of their selling point actuall
SAN Enclosure
by Patrice Freymond 7 years ago
Hi, I had a look around and could not find an answer, so there: We are buying an SNS EVO SAN and I am looking for an enclosure for this. Would appreciate any advice and reports of good or bad experien
Re: SAN Enclosure
by Patrice Freymond 7 years ago
Thank you for all the info! Patrice Freymond Editor Certified Trainer FCP7 X Post Consultant Always learning...
Slightly OT: Cables
by Patrice Freymond 8 years ago
Hi, apologies for this slightly OT post, not sure where to post but those of you who deal with RAIDs and storage might know: I am trying to source short eSATA cables to connect my Qio with F2 drives.
Re: Slightly OT: Cables
by Patrice Freymond 8 years ago
Hi Bob, thank you for the infos! I bought the F2 before they released the Qio so at that time it did not come with short eSATA cables. I contacted Sonnet and they've been great as they will sell me th
Is there anything to be gained from going to ProRes(HQ)
by keith wright 8 years ago
I've just picture locked a feature film shot on the Canon 7D. We imported using ProRes(LT) and we are going to grade in Apple's Colour. It has been suggested that we re-import to ProRes(HQ) for the gr
Re: Is there anything to be gained from going to ProRes(HQ)
by Patrice Freymond 8 years ago
And LT is 10 bits already... if memory serves right Patrice Freymond Senior editor FCP Certified Trainer patrice@monteur.tv
a little review on FCP
by Rainer Wirth 8 years ago
So folks, years have gone by, since my first FCP version 3.0. At that point I decided to go for FCP versus Avid because of the price and quality. Over the years FCP has become better and better. Motio
Re: a little review on FCP
by Patrice Freymond 8 years ago
Can you elaborate about the options you mention Smoke and PP are in totally different leagues and one is over 10 times the price of the other, so I don't quite understand how it could be one, or the o
Where is the boris window?
by Francesco Biagini 8 years ago
Hi all I am trying to make a crawling title, and when I open in the viewer the boris title crawl clip from the timeline and click on the "click for option" the window where you are supposed to write a
Re: Where is the boris window?
by Patrice Freymond 8 years ago
Have you tried trashing your prefs Patrice
Link/Snap/Whatever audio to video in timeline
by Louis Stevenson 8 years ago
I've been editing for hours, i'm almost finished. It's crunch time for the projects deadline but all I need is to polish up some areas and rearrange some things. Suddenly when I click on the blue vide
Re: Link/Snap/Whatever audio to video in timeline
by Patrice Freymond 8 years ago
more reliable than Google or Youtube tutorials, try the perfectly fine, indexed and searchable pdf that is the User Manual. Sometimes a little effort goes a long way... Patrice
AIF changes length on different systems
by Tijs van den Donk 8 years ago
Hi, I've got a strange problem similar to what other people have with out of sync issues in relation to AIF. But so far the solutions suggested didn't work in my case and my problem is slightly differ
Re: AIF changes length on different systems
by Patrice Freymond 8 years ago
you may want to read this, as it could be related: http: library.creativecow.net lyon_matt fixing-fcp-assets 1 patrice Patrice Freymond Senior editor FCP Certified Trainer patrice@monteur.tv
image sequence won't import single frames
by John Graves 8 years ago
I rendered out of AE as still images for max quality. The FCP help section said "make a new sequence and drag the folder onto the insert button". Big problem is, each still image is taking up seconds
Re: image sequence won't import single frames
by Patrice Freymond 8 years ago
Hi just tried it here: 1) had a folder with tiff images named in sequencial order, imported that in FCP, after having changed the stills duration to 1 frame 2)cut some footage in a sequence (xdcam in
Bizarrely Simple Q: How do I loop the transport in FC?
by Terence Morris 8 years ago
Preamble: I'm transitioning from Vegas Pro 9 to FCP (I've defected to Mac). I'm actually using FCE 4 at the moment, but I think basic functionality is the same as FCP. I used have a simple transport l
Re: Bizarrely Simple Q: How do I loop the transport in FC?
by Patrice Freymond 8 years ago
It will work if you do it in trim mode. Not sure about slip or slide mode, and cannot check right now as I am away from my editing rig. patrice
Strong red tint when exporting with prores
by Adina Renner 8 years ago
Hello There, I'm using 5D Footage that i converted to AppleProRes (HQ) with the compressor and edited it in FCP plus did some grading in Colors. Everything looks fine when I export with H.264. However
Re: Strong red tint when exporting with prores
by Patrice Freymond 8 years ago
Are you viewing these images on a broadcast monitor patrice
Scroll Text Behavior
by Simon Hustings 9 years ago
Hey Pasture, I need help and I'm against the clock! I don't use the word "URGENT" too often, but I feel that I am up against it now. After following Mark Spencer's great tutorial on MacBreak Studio fo
Re: Scroll Text Behavior
by Patrice Freymond 9 years ago
Hi, for quick comparison, try doing your roll in FCP's Boris title Crawl ( it does rolls too). I find that sometimes the percieved quality is better than going through motion. And the render times are
Timer Countdown in Motion 3…???
by Phil Muri 11 years ago
Hi, Is it possible to create a digital countdown timer in Motion 3 For example, starting at 60 minutes and ticking down all the way to 0 Thanks, -Phil
Re: Timer Countdown in Motion 3…???
by Patrice Freymond 10 years ago
Reviving this thread to say that there is another alternative: 1) Get the clock generator plugin for FCP from Matthias http: www.mattias.nu plugins , it is free but you can make a donation 2) Generate
text not maintaining format after save
by Jim Watt 10 years ago
I'm doing a fairly simple motion menu with a reflective box and a movie playing in about a third of the frame and text down the left 2 3rds. My work flow is to open a similar file, delete the text, re
Re: text not maintaining format after save
by Patrice Freymond 10 years ago
Hi, I've had similar issues with credit roll texts I was cutting and pasting from various formated text files. I've narrowed it down to this: For a credit roll to keep its formating I have to copy the
multiple tracked masks?
by Patrice Freymond 10 years ago
Hi everyone, For the following I have found no answer, wether in the forums or the manual, so here I come: I have basic knowledge of AE and had a basic five day course on Motion. I am trying to figure
Your favorite Avid MC keyboard
by Patrice Freymond 11 years ago
Hi, I have to work on a windows based Avid MC v.3 that has a Bella keyboard. Hate it (the keyboard). Whta is your favorite keyboard I come from the luxury of Apple keyboards and love my keys to respon
Re: Your favorite Avid MC keyboard
by Patrice Freymond 11 years ago
Hi, thank you for the feedback. What I don't like about the Bella is both the key placement that results from their adding a jog wheel that I don't have a use for, and the general feel of a very light
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