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Phil Snyder

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February 13th 2002
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Editing Long-GOP in FCP 10.4.6
by Phil Snyder 4 weeks ago
Hi, I'm considering purchasing the Canon XC15 4K Professional Camcorder which in 1080p writes to SD cards at up to 50 Mbps in an H.264-based, Long-GOP, 4:2:2, 8-bit codec in an MXF wrapper. The sales
Re: Editing Long-GOP in FCP 10.4.6
by Phil Snyder 3 weeks ago
Thank you again, Joe, for the valuable input. It helps me a lot.
Flow transition in altered in Sierra
by Phil Snyder 2 years ago
I recently upgraded my OS to Sierra 10.12.2. Since then, I've noticed that the Flow Transition in FCP X does not create the same type of transition as it did under the 10.11.6 El Capitan OS. Instead o
Re: Flow transition in altered in Sierra
by Phil Snyder 2 years ago
Sharri & Christian, So far no luck. The Apple Senior Advisor, who tested it himself and got the same result, passed it up to his supervisors. Guess what They're stonewalling the whole issue. Here's th
Missing Fonts in FCP X
by Phil Snyder 3 years ago
I've noticed lately that certain fonts which I have cut into my timeline will, upon opening a project, disappear and be replaced by Helvetica. In every case, it's a font that is shipped with FCP X and
Glint Effect in Motion 5.2.3 does not effect Bezier Tool line
by Phil Snyder 3 years ago
When I apply the Glint effect to line which I have created with the Bezier Tool, it has no effect. It should tint the line yellow (see pic). Yet it works in the tutorial I'm following. Any idea why Th
Re: Glint Effect in Motion 5.2.3 does not effect Bezier Tool line
by Mark Spencer 3 years ago
Works fine here: -- Mark Spencer Freelance Producer Editor Motion Graphics Artist Apple-certified Master Trainer Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press http: www.applemotion.net
Can't Disk Image to DVD with Toast 14
by Phil Snyder 3 years ago
Just installed Toast 14. I tried to burn a disk image to a DVD. It began to "Write Lead In", then stalled. I got a message stating "This may take a long time. Please make sure your Mac does not go to
Re: Can't Disk Image to DVD with Toast 14
by Phil Snyder 3 years ago
I never had Toast 11 but Toast 14 can do Blu-ray authoring.
Losing Titles in FCP X
by Phil Snyder 3 years ago
When I open a Library, some of the titles in my projects have been changing or resetting to a different font, usually Helvetica Regular. In one instance, the font reset from Futura Medium Italic to Fu
DaVinci color grade doesn't translate to FCP X
by Phil Snyder 4 years ago
vI imported an XML timeline from DaVinci Resolve 12 into FCP X. Everything came through except the color grading that I did in DaVinci. It reverted to the flattened V log image. What can I do to hold
Re: DaVinci color grade doesn't translate to FCP X
by Phil Snyder 4 years ago
Thanks, that's the message I've been getting. I'm just learning Resolve. I'm on my first week. Thanks.
Insert Clip and Viewer window problem
by Phil Snyder 4 years ago
I'm learning Resolve and have a couple of questions: 1) The Insert Clip function above the Edit timeline does not work although the Overwrite does. I've attempted to change it in Keyboard Mapping with
Dashboard weather widget not updating when zip code is changed
by Phil Snyder 4 years ago
When I switch the zipcode or city to a new one, I get a message "City not found". Then, the panel freezes and I'm unable to return to the original city setting. This just started happening. I am runni
Cannot "Undo" in Motion
by Phil Snyder 4 years ago
Unable to undo actions in edit category. Motion is not saving any actions. This just started. I trashed preferences to no avail.
Poor quality in h.264 export from AfterEffects through Adobe Media Encoder
by Phil Snyder 5 years ago
I tried to export a scene with multiple mattes created in AfterEffects using Adobe Media Encoder. The original scene was shot on the Canon 5D Mark III using the h.264 codec. The default AME setting is
Re: Poor quality in h.264 export from AfterEffects through Adobe Media Encoder
by Phil Snyder 5 years ago
Yeah, I know about 23.976. Are the AE settings located in Adobe Media Encoder
Correct graphics card for After Effects on iMac
by Phil Snyder 5 years ago
I just started using After Effects CC 2014. Everytime I open the program I get a message saying that in order to run Ray-tracing on the GPU, I need a different graphics card and CUDA 5.0 or later driv
Re: Correct graphics card for After Effects on iMac
by Michael Szalapski 5 years ago
As others have said, don't worry about it. Tick the box to Never Again show it and put it out of your mind. You won't want to use the ray-traced renderer anyway. After Effects comes with a much more p
Trying to send files to After Effects, keep getting "Importer is reporting a generic error" message?
by Phil Snyder 5 years ago
I'm in Premiere Pro trying to use the "Replace with After Effects Composition" to send a clip into After Effects and I keep getting this "Importer is reporting a generic error" message. I'm working wi
Re: Trying to send files to After Effects, keep getting "Importer is reporting a generic error" message?
by Phil Snyder 5 years ago
After Effects CC 2014 13.0.2 Premiere Pro CC 2014 8.0.1
Cannot direct Adobe PP Preview Files to external drive
by Phil Snyder 5 years ago
I'm an FCP 7 editor learning Adobe Premiere Pro. Along with my captured media, I'm used to storing my render files on an external drive. For some reason, Adobe PP will not allow me to store what it ca
Re: Cannot direct Adobe PP Preview Files to external drive
by Phil Snyder 5 years ago
Geoffrey, I did set the drop down menu to "Custom". It worked for Captured Video and Audio but for Previews, it would reset to my main hard drive where the project is stored.
Greyed-out timeline in Adobe Premiere
by Phil Snyder 5 years ago
I'm a former FCP 7 editor learning PP. Today I encountered this greyed-out timeline. Can anybody explain this and tell me how to get it back to normal Thanks, Phil
Re: Greyed-out timeline in Adobe Premiere
by Phil Snyder 5 years ago
Got it. Thanks!
Duplicate clips in footage bin
by Phil Snyder 5 years ago
I'm new user of Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014. I'm doing the Premiere Pro CC Eagle Doc. tutorial. After completing it, I started cutting a new sequence using the same clips. However, for some reason, the
Re: Duplicate clips in footage bin
by Phil Snyder 5 years ago
Alex, Yes, I performed your test. It didn't happen again. I even tried a 3rd sequence. It still didn't happen. I guess it's just one of those unsolved mysteries. Time to move on. If it happens again,
Trendy effect in TV commercials and movie trailers
by Phil Snyder 5 years ago
I'm new to Adobe Premiere and AfteEffects. Can someone explain how to create that trendy effect you see in TV commercials and movie trailers where the title is partially obscured by an actor in the sc
Re: Trendy effect in TV commercials and movie trailers
by Phil Snyder 5 years ago
It's getting a bit boring. It was first used in the promos for the Tom Cruise movie, "Valkyrie". Now, it's getting a bit boring. It seems like every editor has to prove he can do it. There's a current
Carbon Copy Cloner issue
by Phil Snyder 5 years ago
In preparation to upgrade my 27" iMac running Mt. Lion with FCP 7 to Mavericks, I'm going to run a test of the OS on external drive. First off, I'm going to clone my current OS to the external drive a
Re: Carbon Copy Cloner issue
by Tom Bucknall 5 years ago
CCC changes the size of the drive you are cloning onto. It does not change anything on the drive you are cloning. The drive you are cloning to does not have a Recovery HD partition, but your original
Will FCP 7 in Mavericks OS upgrade from Mountain Lion (10.8.5)?
by Phil Snyder 5 years ago
I'm running an iMac 27" (mid 2011) 3.4 Ghz Intel Core i7 AMD Radeon HD 6970M 1024 MB. I have a question about Mavericks (10.9.1). I called Apple and they couldn't guarantee that FCP 7 or any other thi
Re: Will FCP 7 in Mavericks OS upgrade from Mountain Lion (10.8.5)?
by Christopher McDonell 5 years ago
Do a search in this forum and you'll find another thread like yours (when mavericks was released) with all your answers. Cheers
Blu-ray disk made in FCP 7 SHARE won't play in VLC
by Phil Snyder 6 years ago
I'm trying to burn a Blu-ray disc using FCP 7 SHARE and a Pioneer BD-RW BDR 207D burner. I've burned many Blu-rays in the past without a problem. The sequence in the timeline is DVC Pro HD 720 24p. Af
Re: Blu-ray disk made in FCP 7 SHARE won't play in VLC
by Phil Snyder 6 years ago
All my other programs made off other timelines work and playback thru VLC on the Pioneer burner. It's just this one which is 7 minutes long and no different technically than the others. My question is
FCP 7 workflow slowdown due to CS Lock & Load?
by Phil Snyder 6 years ago
Hi, I want to report a problem I encountered which I think is related to Lock & Load. Working in FCP7 on an iMac, I was almost finished a week's worth editing a 3 minute video in DVCPROHD 1080pA24. I
Re: FCP 7 workflow slowdown due to CS Lock & Load?
by Phil Snyder 6 years ago
I used both mostly X but Frames a couple of times. I'll check out the activity monitor and get back to you. What are you looking for How much RAM is being used FCP 7 is a 32 bit app and only uses 4 GB
FCP 7 workflow slowdown
by Phil Snyder 6 years ago
Working in FCP7 on an iMac, I'm almost finished a week's worth editing a 3 minute video in DVCPROHD 1080pA24. Suddenly, yesterday, everything slowed down. Examples: whenever I switched from viewing on
Re: FCP 7 workflow slowdown
by Phil Snyder 6 years ago
Yes, it may be very processor intense. I don't know.
Uninstall BCCFx and FECFxTNB Plugins
by Phil Snyder 11 years ago
I recently tested Boris Complete Continuum and the FECFx Plug-ins. I am unable to purchase them at this time. I would like to uninstall them. How do I go about this I'm running Leopard 10.5.4. Thanks,
Re: Uninstall BCCFx and FECFxTNB Plugins
by Phil Snyder 11 years ago
Thanks, Peter.
Unable to Safe Boot
by Phil Snyder 14 years ago
I've recently suddenly been unable to do a Safe Boot on my G4. I do it periodically for maintenance. I hold down the Shift key after Restart. After about 30 seconds, it reboots in the normal manner. D
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