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Paul Figgiani

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Can you change the color of Title Safe Zone Marker?
by James Dow 9 months ago
I'm sure there's an easy way...just not sure how. Thanks, James JPD
Re: Can you change the color of Title Safe Zone Marker?
by Paul Figgiani 9 months ago
I built FCPX Title and Effect versions that support basic color customization. 4 colors (blue, yellow, white, and red). I also included a clip sequence opacity control slider. 1.78:1 supported aspect
Expand window view in Inspector IPTC view?
by Ray Meints 3 years ago
I am using the IPTC view in the inspector window, to read some Content: Caption information from several stills that were sent to me. I can hover over the window to read the caption information, but I
Re: Expand window view in Inspector IPTC view?
by Paul Figgiani 3 years ago
To expand the Inspector - double click the Heading. Or, use: 4 -paul.
10.3 Audio playback issues
by Gabe Strong 3 years ago
Hi, I'm still learning the new 10.3 and have a question. When I drop certain 'Sound Design sound fx' into the timeline, they do not play back on my MacBook Pro. Now when I look at them, it appears the
Re: 10.3 Audio playback issues
by Paul Figgiani 3 years ago
In the Project Settings, check the Audio Channel configuration. Make sure it is set to Stereo. -paul.
Here comes the wet blanket on Role Mixing
by Brett Sherman 3 years ago
OK. First let me say I like what I'm seeing with the update. But I wish they had handled placing effects on roles differently. This is the problem. All professional mixing applications allow you to pu
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Re: Here comes the wet blanket on Role Mixing
by Paul Figgiani 3 years ago
Craig Seeman "I watched the tutorial and as I understand if you go from Subroles back to Roles you lose the FX applied to the Subroles just as you describe. Basically it's either Parent and Roles or
FCP X-Compressor - no CBR (constant bit rate) in the .mp4 outputted file?
by Sam Lee 3 years ago
I would like to know once and for all if the latest version of Compressor supports CBR There's no setting whatsoever on it. All I can do is set my own custom bit rate. But after the export, sadly it's
Re: FCP X-Compressor - no CBR (constant bit rate) in the .mp4 outputted file?
by Paul Figgiani 3 years ago
Create New Preset in Compressor. Select Quicktime Export Component. Set the Encoder Type to MPEG-4. Then Settings Configure. Customize as needed. -paul.
How to fix Audio - MONO - Final Cut X
by Stephan Scrofani 3 years ago
I have a filmed Skype interview, split screen style. The problem is the audio from one person is too low and audio of the other person is overblown. Unfortunately, I don't have one person on each chan
Re: How to fix Audio - MONO - Final Cut X
by Paul Figgiani 3 years ago
Try the Adaptive Leveler in Auphonic. (Desktop app. or the Web Service). You'll need to process the audio outside of FCPX. Then re-import. https: auphonic.com -paul.
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16bit Audio Export with two discreet stereo pairs
by Ryan Ritchey 3 years ago
This one has me flummoxed... I have a client who needs a project exported with h.264 video, and two discreet audio pairs. But the catch is, the audio needs to be 16bit. I can setup the audio using rol
Re: 16bit Audio Export with two discreet stereo pairs
by Paul Figgiani 3 years ago
Ryan Ritchey "Without "video" checked though, won't this only encode an audio file I would still have to merge the two together somehow, correct " The above screen shot only shows you the Audio attri
Do you think the next FCPX update will require Sierra?
by Paul Figgiani 3 years ago
I wonder what Apple is going to do in terms of OS support requirements for the next version of FCPX ... I'm running the current version of X on a legacy MacPro (5,1) under Yosemite. No issues. All the
Re: Do you think the next FCPX update will require Sierra?
by Paul Figgiani 3 years ago
Steve Connor "Just upgraded to Sierra and it's difficult to notice any difference at all!" Cool. OTOH if they make Sierra a requirement, that's a different story. Considering iMovie's El Cap requirem
how do I copy LUT settings to another clip?
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
First of all I would like to aplogize in advance because I've got the feeling that I will "spam" this board in the future with FCPX questions I can not find an answer to on google since I am new to FC
Re: how do I copy LUT settings to another clip?
by Paul Figgiani 3 years ago
Look into LUT Utility. Apply it to a clip as an Effect. Define your LUT. Then copy paste attributes to additional clips: http: www.colorgradingcentral.com lututility -paul.
why would anyone want to use FCPX (SERIOUS discussion - no bashing)
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
I do NOT want to attack or insult any FCPX editor here - I am just curious and I believe people do things for a reason. So why do you use FCPX What are your reasons What's great about it I have starte
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Re: why would anyone want to use FCPX (SERIOUS discussion - no bashing)
by Paul Figgiani 3 years ago
Bad link above. Try this: http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 1780-how-the-hollywood-film-whiskey-tango-foxtrot-was-edited-on-final-cut-pro-x -paul.
Apple Must Be Thrilled ...
by Paul Figgiani 3 years ago
How many NDA's were signed for this secret FCPX Roadmap presentation that took place 4 months ago at NAB It's amazing - not a single feature and or potential release date leak has surfaced in the pres
Re: Apple Must Be Thrilled ...
by Ronny Courtens 3 years ago
You are absolutely right, Robin. That time indication is misleading and it shouldn't be there. I will ask Soho Editors to change this. - Ronny
Aspect Ratio Calculation
by Thomas Frank 4 years ago
Hi, what was equation to calculate the aspect ratio in pixels For example I have 2.76:1 ratio that I would like calculate with a 3840x2160 resolution. Wouldn't it be around 3840x1396 Thanks
Re: Aspect Ratio Calculation
by Paul Figgiani 4 years ago
Or, you can use my app. Ping me and I'll send you a copy ... http: www.producenewmedia.com aspectratio -paul. @produceNewMedia
For raising audio, should I use the loudness enhancement or is there any logic to just laying down the audio track twice?
by Noam Osband 4 years ago
In 7, when something wasn't loud enough, I sometimes laid down the audio track twice in the timeline. With X, is there ever a reason to do that or should I just use the loudness feature in audio enhan
Re: For raising audio, should I use the loudness enhancement or is there any logic to just laying down the audio track twice?
by Paul Figgiani 4 years ago
I find it interesting that a huge number of video editors are still fixed on a mind set that no longer makes any sense, especially if you are distributing right from the Timeline. The bottom line is P
4K to 1080 workflows
by David Waugh 5 years ago
I'm producing fairly low end corporate work with a Sony RX-10 and Final Cut X. I'd like to stay in the 1080 space for now but would like to upgrade to one of the consumer-based 4K cameras. The consens
Re: 4K to 1080 workflows
by Paul Figgiani 5 years ago
David, You can drop the 4K footage right into a 1080p timeline. If the res. is 4096x2160 - that's 1.90:1. So you'll have slight letterboxing before any scaling. -paul.
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Multitrack export too short
by Mitch Jordan 6 years ago
I'm creating a radio tv spot. My music cut is a little shorter than 30, but I've added natural sound tracks that end exactly at 30 seconds. However, when I export the file, it comes out about a half s
Re: Multitrack export too short
by Paul Figgiani 6 years ago
Mitch, Try this: Make your spot exactly 30 sec. Use the Time Selection Tool to select all track clips, making sure your selection leaves a second or 2 to spare at the end of the piece, like this: Then
Loudness, CALM and Compressors
by John Stanowski 6 years ago
Newbie question. I'm not an audio person at all. But I edit a lot of TV spots. When the CALM thing came around, one of the things I did to cope was to eliminate the use of compressors on spot VO's com
Re: Loudness, CALM and Compressors
by Paul Figgiani 6 years ago
John, In my opinion VO Dynamics Compression and Loudness Normalization relative to the CALM Act and ITU EBU ATSC specs. should always be handled independently. Just to be clear I'm not referring to th
Database Questions
by Paul Figgiani 6 years ago
If there is a resource or thread that answers my questions, please point me to it ... A few years ago when Lite was first released I installed it I noticed it installed a database that (unless I was m
Re: Database Questions
by Juan Salvo 6 years ago
In resolve 9, davinci added a disk based database as an option instead of the Postgres database that's usually used. I believe it's now the default in the lite version. http: JuanSalvo.com http: theCo
Poor Avid...
by Daniel McClintock 7 years ago
Now the lawsuits have begun... http: money.msn.com business-news article.aspx feed=MW&date=20130326&id=16282194 http: money.msn.com business-news article.aspx feed=BW&date=20130326&id=16283738 Any gue
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Re: Poor Avid...
by Michael Phillips 7 years ago
And none can wonder whether it is a first calculated step in going private Michael
Cinemascope, Lighting, and Lower Third ...
by Paul Figgiani 7 years ago
Haven't really mentioned these here ... some stuff that I built ... you may find them useful: Cinemascope Toolkit Demo on Vimeo * * * spotPoint Lighting Duo Information Bar Fill Lower Thirds -paul.
Re: Cinemascope, Lighting, and Lower Third ...
by AJ Robinson 7 years ago
Thanks for the link! I this is great. AJ
Ripple's Symbolic Link
by Paul Figgiani 7 years ago
After watching Ripple's new Media Managing Motion Templates video i went ahead and built a Cocoa GUI that creates Symbolic Links. No Terminal required. symLinkX Just drag in a source folder, define a
Re: Ripple's Symbolic Link
by Paul Figgiani 7 years ago
Helge, Ping me at: thx 316 at mac dot com I'll send it over ... -paul.
Text Layer Mask affected by Color Correction ...
by Paul Figgiani 7 years ago
Thanks for the help. I have a text prompt that pops up in a published effect applied to a FCPX clip controlled by a checkbox widget. My problem is when I apply color correction to the clip - the text
Re: Text Layer Mask affected by Color Correction ...
by Paul Figgiani 7 years ago
Got it. Thanks again, Mark. -paul.
Envelope Point (keyframe) editing in Audition CS6
by Paul Figgiani 7 years ago
Unless I'm missing something - there is no way to set a specific dB value to a volume envelope point Is editing the value limited to dragging the point If this is the case I find it near impossible to
Re: Envelope Point (keyframe) editing in Audition CS6
by Craig Ricker 7 years ago
Same
Generator to FCPX with audio possible?
by Paul Figgiani 8 years ago
I posted this over on the apple forum as well: Is it possible to send a Motion Generator over to FCPX with an embedded audio track For example I create a Bars and Tone Generator. The source file is a
Re: Generator to FCPX with audio possible?
by Paul Figgiani 8 years ago
thanks, Mark.
Sound Normalization with FCP
by Fredy Schwerdtner 9 years ago
Hi There, I was searching around the forum for some knowledge about the application The Levelator. I've found very "strong" discussions about the good of use it, and not. People saying to use an audio
Re: Sound Normalization with FCP
by Paul Figgiani 9 years ago
Fredy, The Levelator is designed for spoken word audio processing. http: www.conversationsnetwork.org levelator -paul.
creating a scrolling credit from a tiff file.
by dan crouch 9 years ago
Please can anyone help with this. I have a long list of credits as a tiff file I need to put on the end of my sequence as scrolling credits. I have looked at past post's and have got as far as importi
Re: creating a scrolling credit from a tiff file.
by Paul Figgiani 9 years ago
Dan, Have a look here: http: www.applemotion.net blog 2010 1 3 quick-tip-rtf-import-and-scrolling-text.html -paul.
Syncing problems with Zoom audio
by Kate Robertson 9 years ago
Hi, I am editing using dv pal footage and audio recorded from an external Zoom recorder, and I find that around every minute or so the sync goes out, the video being ahead by a few frames per minute.
Re: Syncing problems with Zoom audio
by Paul Figgiani 9 years ago
Kate, Have a look at DualEyes: http: www.singularsoftware.com dualeyes.html -paul.
Reconform with STP?
by David Roth Weiss 9 years ago
Questions sometimes go unanswered for weeks at a time on the STP Forum, so please forgive me for asking this question here... Color has a nice "reconform" function that makes it possible to properly t
Re: Reconform with STP?
by Paul Figgiani 9 years ago
Have a look at this Tutorial: http: provideocoalition.com index.php apple story the_magic_of_conform_in_soundtrack_pro_21 -paul.
For those interested:
by Les Kaye 9 years ago
http: www.appleinsider.com articles 11 02 23 report_says_dramatic_ambitious_final_cut_pro_update_coming_in_spring_2011.html
Re: For those interested:
by Paul Figgiani 9 years ago
Dosen't it seem odd that apple would permit an "outsider" (nothing against Larry) under NDA to go public with something like this I'm not complaining. I'm looking forward to it ... -paul.
Audio Conversion....
by Evan Fitzer 9 years ago
Hello: Much of the audio I receive comes to me as 44.1 wav files. I've set up a compressor droplet on my desktop so I can quickly batch convert these files into 48khz aiff files. However, I've discove
Re: Audio Conversion....
by Paul Figgiani 9 years ago
Evan, I've experienced this as well. What I do is a bit time consuming, but it solves the problem: Before you convert the sample rate open the files in an Editor (STP, Peak, Audition, etc). Add about
1024x768 screencasts
by Andreas Zeitler 9 years ago
Hello there, I hope someone here can help me. I'm working as a screencaster and recently upgraded to a Final Cut Studio. So far my experiences are great, except when trying to edit iPad screencasts. U
Re: 1024x768 screencasts
by Paul Figgiani 9 years ago
So your issue was with the framerate and not the resolution. There are ways to conform the odd framerates that most of the screen capture apps. output. I'm not sure I agree with you in terms of 1024x7
audio ducking effect
by Stefan Segers 9 years ago
Hi all, I am used to iMovie but currently switching to FCP. One thing I can't find in FCP is the audio ducking effect. This will reduce all other audio tracks (the volume) and will pop the Voice Over
Re: audio ducking effect
by Paul Figgiani 9 years ago
Hi, Stefan. Are you familiar basic routing and busing First you need a plugin (Gate) that supports Side Chaining. Let's say you have your spoken word on Track 1 and your Bed on Track 2. The spoken wor
Settings
by Suzin Daly 9 years ago
I understand if you drag clip onto timeline the FCP will correct to the correct setting. I tried to set to the correct settings to start with. I am shooting 1080 24 p Panasonic hmc 150. Once on the ti
Re: Settings
by Paul Figgiani 9 years ago
Suz, My guess is that's just a generic label in the Popup Menu that Apple never got around to updating or adding to. It's just the aspect ratio (1920 x 1080) reference. Why don't you build your own Se
Special way to copy over your SDHC files??
by Drew Hudgins 9 years ago
I had a friend and I think I even read somewhere that the foolproof way to work with your digital HMC150 AVCHD files is to drag the entire folder ("PRIVATE") over to your work drive at once.... why I
Re: Special way to copy over your SDHC files??
by Paul Figgiani 9 years ago
To expand this further I believe it depends on your editing software and whether it supports AVCHD natively. I'm not using Premiere. However it is to my understanding the application supports native A
Question about a shotgun mike for HMC150
by William Dedula 9 years ago
Hello All; I have almost figured out everything I need to place my order for our HMC150 and accessories. I just have a few questions about the Shotgun mic which I think I'm going to plan to purchase.
Re: Question about a shotgun mike for HMC150
by Paul Figgiani 9 years ago
Tim, You can't go wrong with the Audio-Technica AT875R mic for less than $200. I own it and use it on my HMC 150. The camera supplies the necessary Phantom Power. As far as a cable, use this 1.5 foote
Best SD card for HMC150 recording
by Tash Glenn 9 years ago
Which brand of SD cards are most reliable with shooting on the Panasonic HMC150 camera I have been using "Transcend SDHC class6" 8GB & 16GB and been having Log and Transfer errors in getting my footag
Re: Best SD card for HMC150 recording
by Paul Figgiani 9 years ago
I use Panasonic cards with the $40 Panasonic reader. Never had a problem. The cards are more expensive. -paul.
Looking for an AG-HMC150
by Marcelino Guel 10 years ago
I'm looking to buy an AG-HMC150 tomorrow but the problem is I can't find one. UGHHH! B&H Is Out of Stock VidInc Is Out of Stock Any other "reputable" suggestions
Re: Looking for an AG-HMC150
by Paul Figgiani 10 years ago
I purchased mine a week ago from G&G in NJ. Had it the next day. I have no affiliation ... I'm just a satisfied customer. http: www.ggvideo.com pan_aghmc150.php -paul.
HMC 150 Sequence Video Processing settings ...
by Paul Figgiani 10 years ago
I'm shooting 1080 24p or 720 24p and transcoding to ProRes in FCP. I have a question about the Video Processing settings located in Tab no.2 of the project Sequence settings. I'm using the following s
Re: HMC 150 Sequence Video Processing settings ...
by Noah Kadner 10 years ago
Leave those at the defaults- they are not really related to shooting with the 150. Noah Check out my new RED Blog. Unlock the secrets of the DVX100, HVX200 and Apple Color. Now featuring the Lens Adap
*NEW* AJA Io LA and Io LD Apple Qualified!
by AJA Sales Department 14 years ago
Hi- I am extremely pleased to announce that the Io LA and Io LD are now Apple Qualified for Final Cut Pro 5! This is in addition to the Io, which was the first capture device to be Qualified for FCP5.
Re: *NEW* AJA Io LA and Io LD Apple Qualified!
by Paul Figgiani 14 years ago
My mistake. I am reffering to using the IO as a stand alone Core audio compliant IO interface. Are you statiing this has been available all along -ptfigg.
AJA IO and Core Audio
by Paul Figgiani 14 years ago
Any news on a new driver to expand capabilities -paul.
Can the IO now be uswd as a stand-alone audio interface?
by Paul Figgiani 14 years ago
I was under the impression the IO was supposed to be able to perform as a stand-alone audio interface. with this new firmware driver Is this true thanks. -paul.
Not Core Audio Compliant
by Paul Figgiani 14 years ago
I contacted AJA. I mentioned my IO LA does not show up in hardware capture preferences in Motu's Digital Performer software. According to Motu, the software will recognize any Core Audio compliant dev
NEW AJA Io public beta software available now, Important Info re: FCP5 and Tiger
by AJA Sales Department 14 years ago
Hello- *Io product family driver v2.0b1* http: www.aja.com support_Io.html This new public beta software is available for Io, Io LA, and Io LD. New features include: Reduced latency through Io. Note:
Re: NEW AJA Io public beta software available now, Important Info re: FCP5 and Tiger
by Paul Figgiani 14 years ago
Installed last eve...all is well. Thanks. -paul.
IO and Tiger
by Jonathan Miller 14 years ago
Just installed 10.4 then updated to 10.4.1. Launched FCPHD and the IO wasn't recognised. Called my rep, he told me to try reinstalling the driver (v1.3.1 still as of today) and rebooted. Works like a
Re: IO and Tiger
by Paul Figgiani 14 years ago
Listen I have to agree...believe me, I have nothing but great things to say about AJA and their products. I posted something a few days ago stating my software was on its way, asking if the driver is
Software arriving tomorrow...
by Paul Figgiani 14 years ago
I'm expecting FCP 5, etc. tomorrow. When will the AJA software updates post thanks. -paul.
Re: Software arriving tomorrow...
by Paul Figgiani 14 years ago
LOL...good points Bob... -paul.
What happened to the software/drivers?
by Paul Figgiani 14 years ago
I just stopped by the AJA site and all references to the software and drivers are gone Any Clue -paul.
Re: What happened to the software/drivers?
by Paul Figgiani 14 years ago
Thanks guys. -paul.
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