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Anamorphic footage?
by Juliana Costa 3 years ago
Hello all, I'm currently editing short films and after completing the first edit the director sent me the following email: "the camera crew filmed the shorts anamorphically so the top and bottom are m
Re: Anamorphic footage?
by Rafael Amador 3 years ago
Juliana Costa " 1920 x 1080" That's the picture size. Plain standard HDTV, 1920x1080 Squared pixels. 1920 1080 = 16 9 = 1.7777 Juliana Costa "Current size: 1276 x 718 pixels" That's the size which QT
ProRes25fps to HDCamSR 24fps
by Roland Denning 3 years ago
Can anyone help me I need to transfer a ProRes 1080 25fps film to 24fps HDCamSR. The facility suggests I speed up the file by 4% and they will transfer to 24 and then pitch change the audio to compens
Re: ProRes25fps to HDCamSR 24fps
by Rafael Amador 3 years ago
Roland Denning "On the second method - if the orginal file is speeded up 4% then the 25fps is played out at 24, won't the final timings remain the same " Yes, but Audio will speed up as well. Rafael
Changing source material of a clip in an edit - FCP7
by Andrew Munzer 3 years ago
Just wondering if this is possible. Have an entire edit with random clips throughout. One of the tracks with various chopped clips of the same footage, was wondering if its possible to grab the exact
Re: Changing source material of a clip in an edit - FCP7
by Rafael Amador 3 years ago
If the new file has the same name and TC, yes. Rafael
Exporting from FCP7
by Lara Taylor 3 years ago
I am editing some old footage that was converted from DVD to .mov to edit in FCP7. I have finished the edit and it all looks great when I play it from my timeline but when I try to export it out (have
Re: Exporting from FCP7
by Rafael Amador 3 years ago
Which is your sequence codec If is something like H264, change it by Prores. Export a self contained movie and then convert it to whatever you want. rafael
H264 to PR to DVD? Or MPEG to MPEG is Good?
by William Carr 3 years ago
A client is asking me this: should they transcode their H264 720 version of a film I cut for them directly to MPEG2 in order to burn a DVD-- or-- first transcode to ProRes, then to MPEG2 Their reasoni
Re: H264 to PR to DVD? Or MPEG to MPEG is Good?
by Rafael Amador 3 years ago
If there is not reediting or effects graphics, to apply, there is not need to transcode to Prores. Convert the H264 directly to MPEG2. rafael
I Need Color Correction and Effects Workflow Advice: FCP7 to After Effects
by Jon Mitchell 3 years ago
I'm looking for some advice on workflow. I just finished a short film and now need to color correct and a few effects and animation shots. I figure my best bet will be to use Automatic Duck to import
Re: I Need Color Correction and Effects Workflow Advice: FCP7 to After Effects
by Rafael Amador 3 years ago
For color grading, Apple Color is better suited than AE. If your project was longer I would suggest Color; but being that short, if you feel comfortable with AE, go with it. rafael
Canon 5D Mark III Log and Transfer Problem
by Jacob Madfis 3 years ago
FCP 7 on Mac OS 10.7.5 I'm running some H264 files shot on a 5D Mark III through Log and Transfer to preserve timecode for audio syncing. Most of the files seem to work fine, however, there's a sectio
Re: Canon 5D Mark III Log and Transfer Problem
by Rafael Amador 3 years ago
Canon 5D files are QT so -although not supported by FC- they can be directly imported without using L&T. However, for proper management (preserving original TC and allowing reconnecting) you need ti i
Coverting Audio Files to .cda?
by Greg Ball 3 years ago
I've been asked by a client to take the audio from several video clips and convert them to .cda files for CDs. Has anyone done this What software have you used Thanks.
Re: Coverting Audio Files to .cda?
by Rafael Amador 3 years ago
For what I read (Google) the .cda files are generated when making a CD on a PC (Windows), and, as John wrote, they have no really audio information inside. They point to the audio track, so they have
Cannot add BPAV folders into XDCAM Transfer for conversion to FCP7.
by Cullen Smithson 3 years ago
Hi, I'm using 2.5.1 XDCAM Transfer but when I'm trying to "Add Source" folders the BPAV folders (on an external HD) are greyed out when trying to add them. Eventually I want to import this footage to
Re: Cannot add BPAV folders into XDCAM Transfer for conversion to FCP7.
by Rafael Amador 3 years ago
Is the BPAV folder inside another folder If not, open a new folder, name it and put the BPAV folder inside. In XDCAM Transfer you have to add the new folder. You have to do the same to each BPAV folde
Sync up Audio and Video using matching Time Code only
by Joshua Wilkinson 3 years ago
Hi all, So I have a huge project: 5 cameras with lots of clips--but zero sync audio and no camera audio--audio was recorded separately (18 tracks) with matching Time Code, and I would like to get ever
Re: Sync up Audio and Video using matching Time Code only
by Shane Ross 3 years ago
YOu don't need anything extra...no plugins or apps. FCP will group clips by timecode. Select your audio and video clips, and go to the MODIFY menu and select MERGE CLIPS...choose Timecode as the synci
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FCPX is Ready for prime time
by Jordan Mena 3 years ago
I'm currently working for a major network that decided to go the FCPX route for creative and finishing in tandem with Resolve. This was my first opportunity to really run FCPX threw its paces and not
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Re: FCPX is Ready for prime time
by Shane Ross 3 years ago
"Promos." Short form. Yeah, its great for that, no question. And it's perfect for many pro workflows. We all get that. But I have no need to learn it as I cut long form shows for broadcast. Most of th
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Disadvantages of XAVC
by Frank Tsang 3 years ago
It looks like a flawless codec for the future but as we know nothing is perfect , Can anyone tell me the disadvantages of XAVC Thanks
Re: Disadvantages of XAVC
by Rafael Amador 3 years ago
The main disadvantage may be that is property of SONY. rafael
MyGration to da Adobe Cloud...
by tad newberry 3 years ago
after several friends saying i gotta do it, i finally did it. downloaded the Adobe Premiere CC the other day and really liking it so far. a few dumb questions, but a little more tinkering oughta answe
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Re: MyGration to da Adobe Cloud...
by Dave LaRonde 3 years ago
Glad to have bgeen of service. Depending on how closely you follow such things, it's been the stuff of great controversy or a total surprise. I would strongly recommend that you buy CS6 while it's sti
De-Activate all effects in TL
by Sascha Engel 3 years ago
Hi Everybody, maybe this was asked before, so forgive me - cause I did not find it: I have a full feature film, that goes into re edit and has tons of FX and CC applied to the clips on the TL. Is ther
Re: De-Activate all effects in TL
by Sascha Engel 3 years ago
Yes, Rafael, Ninck is definitely the man here! I so was looking for this for many many years, and there it is, right in front of us, actually in the MOST logical place even ;-) And yes, even though it
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This is, oddly, relevant... :-)
by Charlie Austin 3 years ago
http: jethead.wordpress.com 2013 08 30 a-certain-darkness-on-the-flight-deck Yes, it's a flight blog... Anyhoo, here's a little snippet... First, there seems to be an inborn reluctance to consign more
Re: This is, oddly, relevant... :-)
by Bob Woodhead 3 years ago
".... I'm sorry, Dave, but I really can't make a cut there. It should be a dissolve."
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Apple In Action Le Mans
by Oliver Peters 3 years ago
http: www.apple.com finalcutpro in-action le-mans - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
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Re: Apple In Action Le Mans
by Rafael Amador 3 years ago
Bill Davis "Sure that's what YOU want. And it's what maybe I want. But how exactly does that benefit the team making the movie Or is your idea of modern business that if you figure out how to do some
Adobe Announces updates to CC Video applications
by Marcus Moore 3 years ago
Good, solid updates- previewed before being demoed at IBC and released in October'ish. Larry Joran and Philip Hodgetts take- http: www.larryjordan.biz app_bin wordpress archives 2406 http: www.philiph
Re: Adobe Announces updates to CC Video applications
by Rafael Amador 3 years ago
Bill Davis "Unless I'm reading this incorrectly, to get the benefits, you need somebody who's willing to buy and run an Adobe Anywhere hub" Seven application are updated, not only "Adobe Anywhere". r
problems with transcoding and efficiency with exporting in FCPX
by Brian Reis 3 years ago
A litany of problems regarding Final Cut Pro X. This may be an issue regarding my relative inexperience with Final Cut Pro X and video editing in general, but I am having one hell of a time completing
Re: problems with transcoding and efficiency with exporting in FCPX
by Rafael Amador 3 years ago
Brian Reis "The basic structure of my current enterprise involves shooting from a HDV cam straight into iMovie, so that I do not have to deal with tape log and capture, and do not currently have the
FCPX Speed and workflow increases ? Real World examples?
by Neil Goodman 4 years ago
So ive got a few FCPX projects under my belt now. All freelance stuff where i had the choice to cut on whatever, nothing too crazy, sizzle type stuff and a few commercial spots and one narrative scene
Re: FCPX Speed and workflow increases ? Real World examples?
by Aindreas Gallagher 4 years ago
Charlie Austin "I'm tellin ya man, once it clicks, it's pretty sweet." I get you - I am the only person I know who actually paid for it, and has executed spots in it. This is only one town mind you.
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Need to understand something regarding audio
by Martin Touhey 4 years ago
My producer and I are having a bit of a problem. We're editing a trailer and we've made some audio edits to a stereo music track that had to be extended. We extended the track and after a late night w
Re: Need to understand something regarding audio
by Steve Eisen 4 years ago
Each person has their own opinion. I would have kept my mouth shut and if see if the producer noticed the change. Steve Eisen Eisen Video Productions Vice President Chicago Creative Pro Users Group
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And another thing... Conspiracy theories
by Fiona Fuchs 4 years ago
Did apple really just think total radicalization of their successful program was the way to go I have heard weird things - like they threw adobe a bone so they could come to some deal on flash. Sounds
Re: And another thing... Conspiracy theories
by Gustavo Bermudas 4 years ago
Marcus Moore "How short ARE people's memories about the early days of FCP " The early days of FCP has nothing to do with what's going on with FCPX today, before it was a new software causing some sti
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The New Mac
by Rafael Amador 4 years ago
Cables are back
Re: The New Mac
by James Culbertson 4 years ago
I guess I still don't get it. I've always had to purchase lots of peripherals just like I have had lots of cables going this way and that. Remember when all our SCSI peripherals became obsolete Graphi
Progress!
by Bill Davis 4 years ago
Yes, the "traditional professional way" is valuable and useful. Yes, new technology can make it easier to achieve more with less. Yes, experience and talent is also valuable and can often overcome man
Re: Progress!
by Rafael Amador 4 years ago
Bill Davis "when people who've been schooled in the traditions, adopt the newer simpler modes of expression, embrace technology that drives complexity OUT of creation - and use a combination of new a
HD projection
by Paul Hanssen 4 years ago
Hello, A client needs the film I made for projection by a beamer. What is the best export setting i can choose herefor In FCPX Best regards Paul
Re: HD projection
by Jeremy Garchow 4 years ago
You also might want to think about a benz :-D http: www.youtube.com watch v=MXo_6EewSOY
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Comparing Color Accuracy of FCPX, FCP7, PProCS6, Technicolor Assist
by Craig Seeman 4 years ago
Interesting article about the color accuracy in various NLEs as seen through their scopes Why video color changes on different monitors and programs http: blog.technicolorcinestyle.com blog bid 305517
Re: Comparing Color Accuracy of FCPX, FCP7, PProCS6, Technicolor Assist
by Rafael Amador 4 years ago
You are right. The article is about VIDEO. The FC.7 VideoScope is OK for RGB graphics, but not for video. Also, the signal is showing FCPX Parade, is not the same he is showing on his own scope. FCPX
Final Cut Pro X and Nuke worfklow
by David Mathis 4 years ago
Is anyone currently using Final Cut Pro X and Nuke in their workflow I am looking at Nuke as an alternative to After Effects and wanted to know what benefits and issues there are. I am guessing Nuke m
Re: Final Cut Pro X and Nuke worfklow
by Rafael Amador 4 years ago
David Mathis "I am guessing Nuke might not be the right tool for motion graphics as it is a node-based application." Once you understand how a node-based application works, you won't wont to use a la
Blueish glow on stage dancers
by Jonny Cates 4 years ago
I do ballet job twice a year, and have not seen this before. During this particular dance number, the stage lighting was very dark and blue, and a sort of double image or "bluish glow" showed up on th
Re: Blueish glow on stage dancers
by Ken Maxwell 4 years ago
What I see is an out of focus shot creating an over-all chromatic aboration effect. Nothing in the frame is in focus, including the guys on their knees who are relatively still. Low light with high co
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How will the new MacPro compare with a topped out 2012 27" iMac
by Mark Dobson 4 years ago
Just wondering how the new MacPro will compare with my 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 2012 27" iMac, will I really benefit from this new machine I have to say I've already mentally bought it. My initial reacti
Re: How will the new MacPro compare with a topped out 2012 27" iMac
by Shane Ross 4 years ago
Your iMac will suck...because the MacPro is better. TONS better. Tubes always outdo computers stuffed inside monitors. Also..it's newer. Newer is always better. :) Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog,
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So I went off on a rant about FCPX on the "FCP" forum...
by Nicholas Zimmerman 4 years ago
http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 8 1175590 I don't mind if they leave "FCPX or Not" open, but isn't it time that FCP was discussed on the FCP board It feels like FCPX is still treated like it's s
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Re: So I went off on a rant about FCPX on the "FCP" forum...
by Herb Sevush 4 years ago
Nicholas Zimmerman "I honestly can't see any reason to stick with Legacy other than an aversion to change. " While I would like and am actively searching for a non zombied NLE, at the moment, given m
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Since everyone here is old and grumpy...
by Charlie Austin 4 years ago
I thought this would bring a smile to all. :-) I present to you, Google as it would have been seen in the 80's ... http: www.masswerk.at googleBBS There's some really fun stuff on their site, includin
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Re: Since everyone here is old and grumpy...
by TImothy Auld 4 years ago
I'm really not that grumpy... Tim
Teaching CC - never mind the cost, think of the children!
by andy lewis 4 years ago
I've read a lot from educational institutions complaining that CC represents a price hike (though I realise this isn't the case for everyone). One aspect that I haven't seen discussed is the situation
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Re: Teaching CC - never mind the cost, think of the children!
by Chris Jacek 4 years ago
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the obvious. They will likely steal the software. In general, students have not had much of an ethical problem with pirated software. But if a company appears blatan
what happened to the recent post? It got deleted?
by Gustavo Bermudas 4 years ago
I was replying to the newest post about somebody with problems with CC educational pricing and and after I hit submit the post was banished, it already had one answer. What happened
Re: what happened to the recent post? It got deleted?
by Craig Seeman 4 years ago
Gustavo Bermudas "What happened " It disappeared into the Creative Cloud. If you would like access to the thread you can subscribe for one month for $30. Otherwise you can subscribe for one year for
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Adobe needs to implement open interchange formats in CC
by Morten Ranmar 4 years ago
One of the biggest problems with the CC model, apart from the fact that you are paying a lot more than you did earlier, is that Adobe ties you in with their proprietary formats. This means that you ha
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Re: Adobe needs to implement open interchange formats in CC
by Rafael Amador 4 years ago
Naive request. An open standard would kill one of the Golden Eggs geese. Where is the benefit for Adobe on you to being able to open a PP project on any other NLE Incompatibility (sockets, batteries,
All emotionalism aside: the real problems with CC
by Peter Jay Gould 4 years ago
I see a number of posters on here saying they don't understand the uproar. Let me add the following perspective which may shed some light on things. I own a video production company. My company has be
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Re: All emotionalism aside: the real problems with CC
by Robert Sackett 2 years ago
To my way of thinking the whole shift of power began decades ago when Adobe purchased all the competing software companies. Just two examples: After Effects was originally created by the Company of Sc
Farmer or Hunter/Gatherer?
by Chris Harlan 4 years ago
I just came across this NPR anthropology article and found it quite relevant to the reactions to CC. Me I'm often a hunter, but I also yearn, now and then, for a little farm. The title Why Humans Took
Re: Farmer or Hunter/Gatherer?
by Rafael Amador 4 years ago
Chris, And after humans took farming, a bunch of clever guys took control of the land and other resources and came feudalism. Farmers became vassals. We are in the times of the techno-feudalism. rafae
Congrats. You're head of promotions, too.
by Aindreas Gallagher 4 years ago
This just got posted in the "creative cloud, can I breath in here" forum, hadn't noticed it before. Its off the CC video landing page. http: www.adobe.com uk products creativecloud video.html Some cho
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Re: Congrats. You're head of promotions, too.
by Aindreas Gallagher 4 years ago
or, he said on a hiatus from ranting elsewhere - we stand up to them and alter the terms. http: vimeo.com user1590967 videos www.ogallchoir.net promo producer editor.grading motion graphics
Premiere Pro CC it is then?
by Steve Connor 4 years ago
But is it all CC only Steve Connor There's nothing we can't argue about on the FCPX COW Forum
Re: Premiere Pro CC it is then?
by Herb Sevush 4 years ago
Bill Davis " judged by the emphasis in today's announcements, it's fair to think that maybe Adobe sees itself as mostly a "picture and printing" company" that sorta also cares about video. Sure it's
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Adobe CC. The non hysterical response
by Andy Field 4 years ago
Walter Biscardi with a reasoned clear headed assessment http: walterbiscardi.com what-adobe-creative-cloud-is-really-all-about
Re: Adobe CC. The non hysterical response
by Sandeep Sajeev 4 years ago
It isn't a monthly subscription globally. It has always been annual here in India and other parts of the world and I doubt that will change. What that post doesn't mention at all is that updates usual
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hd to not so hd
by max gleeson 4 years ago
I have a project shot with a Sony FX1 which is half finished in FCPX. I want to purchase a PMW 200. Can someone till me with 100% accuracy that I will be able to join both footages together on the sam
Re: hd to not so hd
by Rafael Amador 4 years ago
The best of FCPX is that allows to work directly with many formats that in FCP.7 needed transcoding. The two formats you are dealing with are supported by QT FC since years. rafael
Add a "Move to Techniques" button in the FCPX debate forum?
by Jeremy Garchow 4 years ago
It would be cool. Thanks! Jeremy
Re: Add a "Move to Techniques" button in the FCPX debate forum?
by Rafael Amador 4 years ago
Bit late. The "Move to FCPX The Debate" and "Move to FCPX Techniques.." button, should be added as well in the "FC Basic Forum". Often FCPX related questions lands over there. rafael
What would I need to do to get the same video quality as this video?
by meahri kim 4 years ago
Here are some still shots of behind-the-scenes footage of a Korean commercial film. I've read Korean articles about how the behind-the-scenes footage is taken with a DSLR, but they never stated what k
Re: What would I need to do to get the same video quality as this video?
by Rafael Amador 4 years ago
The camera is just one factor. The Canon or PANASONIC will do the job, but you won't get that without proper lighting a good make up. rafael www.nagavideo.com
DSLR transcoding/decompressing. Necessary?
by Bryan Martin 4 years ago
I have been reading for a while about the necessity of decompressing DSLR footage, so I have been doing so using the Squared 5 software. I have always been told that this is required if you plan to do
Re: DSLR transcoding/decompressing. Necessary?
by Rafael Amador 4 years ago
John Young "H.264 is an intra-frame codec. So a frame of video will contain information that references another frame somewhere else in the file." Sorry to correct you John, but is right the opposite
Blog: Workflow Update: iMac, Adobe and the "X" Factor
by walter biscardi 4 years ago
Apple iMacs As I noted in my previous blog, the iMacs are fast becoming my machine of choice and the newest models are even more impressive than the two we have running. At this time, barring any majo
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Re: Blog: Workflow Update: iMac, Adobe and the "X" Factor
by Rafael Amador 4 years ago
Great post Walter. Thanks a lot. Just to add something on this: walter biscardi "We've only run into one specific codec computer combination that really threw Premiere Pro for a loop and that was XDCA
Want to create a tutorial for creative cow?
by Vishesh Arora 4 years ago
Hi CC Team I want to create a tutorial of After Effects for creative cow just like Aharon Rabinowitz. What are the steps for creating tutorial for creative cow Vishesh Arora 3D and Motion Graphics Art
Re: Want to create a tutorial for creative cow?
by Rafael Amador 4 years ago
Look at the left side of this page: http: www.creativecow.net page about rafael www.nagavideo.com
EXCAM to Premiere Pro on PC
by Bob Cole 4 years ago
The Situation: In the last year, I've had two clients who edit on PC and need footage that I have shot on my EX1R. (And I'm thinking of jumping to PCs too, so I have another reason to be curious about
Re: EXCAM to Premiere Pro on PC
by Rafael Amador 4 years ago
Bob Cole "Incidentally, last winter I had a major hassle exporting files from FCP7 (from a variety of sources, not just EXCAM) to a major (big 3) network news operation. They were on Avid PC's, and a
Forums mixed up?
by Rafael Amador 4 years ago
I'm seen post from FCP and FCP Basic forums showing up in "FCPX the debate". They are technical questions without any relation with FCPX or "..the debate". May be a problem in the system Cheers, rafae
Re: Forums mixed up?
by Rafael Amador 4 years ago
Got it. So unchecking the boxes shows just the forum posts. Thanks. rafael www.nagavideo.com
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