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Richard Johnson

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September 22nd 2010
33 Posts
Upgrade to Mountain Lion?
by Richard Johnson 7 years ago
Hey all, I have a 2008 octo core Mac Pro and am still running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 with FCPX. Everything's running OK but work's been steadily increasing and I've been contemplating upgrading to a SSD
Re: Upgrade to Mountain Lion?
by Eric Santiago 7 years ago
Id go with Lion just to be safe. You dont want to be moving right up to a new OS with heavy workload.
Applying broadcast safe filter to every clip in my timeline?
by Richard Johnson 8 years ago
Hey, I'm hoping this is really easy and I just haven't figured it out yet. So I have a decent sized project with lots of clips and they all need a broadcast safe filter applied. I tried the "copy a cl
Re: Applying broadcast safe filter to every clip in my timeline?
by jon smitherton 8 years ago
You can also use a FCPX 'Adjustment layer' See: http: forums.creativecow.net thread 344 3824 Please note there are still problems with clamping of luminance highlights just as in FCP7. The Grading Swe
I've figured out who these people are!!!
by Richard Johnson 8 years ago
So I've been trying to decide whether to purchase FCPX or move to Adobe or Avid. I've been following these forums fairly closely and had almost gotten convinced not to. There are a lot of posts in pra
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Jason Jenkins liked this 8 years ago
Re: I've figured out who these people are!!!
by Richard Johnson 8 years ago
Thanks Franz. All three A's tell us their video editing software is breakthrough from time to time, it's called marketing. Hyperbole wasn't what I was attacking and neither was debate. In fact, I spec
FCPX may work, for some projects
by Richard Johnson 8 years ago
When FCPX first was released I did not buy it for a couple reasons. I do my sound engineering in Pro Tools (because that's what I was trained on in school) and I do my color grading in Apple's "Color"
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David Sands liked this 8 years ago
Re: FCPX may work, for some projects
by Richard Johnson 8 years ago
Thanks for the response Marvin. I didn't necessarily mean that protools would adopt FCPXML but simply give it support. I'm not exactly sure how these things work and why Apple didn't simply release an
aspiring video editor
by Andrew Marasco 8 years ago
Hi I am currently a college sophomore at a local community college in california with a few questions. I have a love and passion for film and film editing and wanna get into the professional world. I
Re: aspiring video editor
by Richard Johnson 8 years ago
If finances are a big issue look into getting scholarships. Seriously, look at every film school in the area, or any area, and apply for as many scholarships as you can. Chances are you will end up wr
My take on FCPX or Not
by Richard Johnson 8 years ago
Since this forum is titled Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate, I thought I'd give my thoughts and ask for any relevant feedback. I am not happy with the new FCPX. I like the old one a lot and have used it
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Geert van den Berg liked this 8 years ago
Re: My take on FCPX or Not AND pro viability of Mac platform
by Chris Harlan 8 years ago
Robert Brown "At this point I think I'll stick with 10.6.8 on my big system for as long as possible. " That's where my head is at, as well.
hard disc speed for resolve
by Richard Johnson 8 years ago
I have a 2008 2.8 octocore mac pro with my scratch disc being 2 drives in software raid 0. I've always had plenty enough speed for editing in FCP and grading in color as I always transcode to ProRes a
Re: hard disc speed for resolve
by Richard Johnson 8 years ago
Thanks for all the input guys. Pretty pumped about learning Resolve. I may go ahead and download the lite version when I get back to the office on Monday. It's surprising how little investment it look
Stabilization
by Richard Johnson 9 years ago
I just picked up a Nikon D7000 recently and have been playing around with the video on it. Yesterday I shot a fashion show to produce a promotional piece for the designer's website. I used my Panasoni
Re: Stabilization
by Richard Johnson 8 years ago
Yeah, In those tutorials it says you can make a garbage mask around everything in the foreground and with multiple layers then keep the background from going "absolutely wacky" to quote the guy on Ado
Interlacing Footage
by Richard Johnson 9 years ago
I'm shooting some promotional material for a website and am using my Nikon D7000. I have it on a steadicam and while I'm happy with the footage for the most part, during pans and following a person wa
Re: Interlacing Footage
by Richard Johnson 9 years ago
Watching through final cut pro. I'm just viewing test footage right now. I was actually impressed with how much better 30p did compared to 24p. It was noticeable and I didn't think it would be. Anyway
Another FCP X screenshot?
by Bret Williams 9 years ago
Could this be another screenshot of FCP X Well no. But the similarities are uncanny, no This is iMovie 11. Anyone that hasn't played with it lately can play with many of the new features of FCP X toda
Re: Another FCP X screenshot?
by Richard Johnson 9 years ago
Simon, I don't think you understood my post. I agree with you that they have certain similarities in the GUI and in certain functions. Some may find these functions helpful, others will not. I think y
Liability Waiver
by Richard Johnson 9 years ago
Hey guys I would like a liability waiver at the beginning of my show I just wrapped up. I thought this was the most fitting forum for my question and thought y'all would have real world experience in
Re: Liability Waiver
by Richard Johnson 9 years ago
Thank you very much Mark. That was exactly what I was looking for. Have you used something to that effect before or was that off the top of your head Thanks again. Cheers. -Richard
Been up all night, FCP still has bugs..
by Richard Johnson 9 years ago
It's time for me to go to bed but I'll be dreaming that maybe y'all will have a potential solution that I couldn't figure out staying up all night. Here's my dilemma. Over the past couple weeks of edi
Thank You Gary!!!!!
by Richard Johnson 9 years ago
Gary to the rescue!!! I had tried copying sequences over to a new timeline (even copy and pasting from the timeline) but what ended up working is very close to exactly what you recommended. What I did
Would you buy a HMC150 right now?
by Ana Maria Suarez 9 years ago
Hi I think this camera has been out for almost 2 years. And I noticed the price coming down around 3000$ With new cameras coming out, my own research and thoughts tell me this camera is still a major
Re: Would you buy a HMC150 right now?
by Richard Johnson 9 years ago
I currently have a HMC-150 and I rent other cameras when necessary. It's nice for me to have a good "all rounder" for pretty much any shoot but then be able to rent additional cameras(which is surpris
Log and Transfer from folder on scratch disc
by Richard Johnson 9 years ago
I shot a cooking show using two T2i's as my b-cams. I offloaded the cards as we went onto my computer. I pulled the entire folder into my computer from the card and backed it up in two different locat
Re: Log and Transfer from folder on scratch disc
by Richard Johnson 9 years ago
Just wanted to finish the forum by explaining my solution. First off, thank you Michael for your advice. It seems that was definitely one of my issues. Not having modified the Canon Plug-In was probab
HMC-150 vs. Sony Z7U
by Joseph Torres 9 years ago
Okay guys, lets not be biased here lol. I know this is a HMC-150 forum but I couldn't figure out where to post this. Okay, I am about to pick up a video camera next week. I been all over the internet
Re: HMC-150 vs. Sony Z7U
by Richard Johnson 9 years ago
Joseph, I believe the tests I did were in 1080 but I cant be sure. I did it over a year ago and it was just for my personal judgement when making my own decision about which cameras to purchase (I was
d5000 audio fireware
by Craig RussillRoy 9 years ago
Howdy I love my D5000 but the audio is god forsanken dreadful I think it is 8Khz ... Any idea if there is or will be a firmware update to improve it
Re: d5000 audio fireware
by Richard Johnson 9 years ago
I am interested in this as well. Additionally, if Nikon does supply firmware updates of that importance, might it be possible to get a 60 fps video mode in either the d5000 or d7000 Right now I'm reco
Final Cut Pro says "invalid directory structure"?
by Richard Johnson 9 years ago
I shot a cooking show using two T2i's as my b-cams. I offloaded the cards as we went onto my computer. I pulled the entire folder into my computer from the card and backed it up in two different locat
Re: Final Cut Pro says "invalid directory structure"?
by Adam Duplay 9 years ago
You get that error message when you are one folder too deep in the directory structure. Try importing the DCIM folder to the log and transfer window rather than the folder inside that folder. Shane Ro
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