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I know this may get some heat ...
by Jeremy Garchow 6 days ago
But Apple SSD prices are down in the new refreshes and across all the Mac lines. The 4TB upgrade option went from $2800 to $1400 in the top spec MBP. It's still a lot of money, but it's a lot less of
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Re: I know this may get some heat ...
by John Pale 5 days ago
That s for a standard SSD drive running at SATAIII speeds. Mac laptops use faster storage similar to NVME M2 chips. 4TB of that kind of storage would probably cost more than $1000.
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Ronny Courtens liked this 5 days ago
Resolve to FCPX and back again
by Steve Connor 2 weeks ago
I ve just been on a shoot using a Sony Venice shooting 6K XOCD codec, I d like to finish in Resolve but edit in FCPX to take advantage of the keywording features. I ll obviously have to use a proxy wo
Re: Resolve to FCPX and back again
by Oliver Peters 2 weeks ago
Render ProRes Proxy from Resolve. Bring those files into FCPX and edit as if master media. Send FCPXML back to Resolve (do not automatically import media). Relink to the original media in the Media Po
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Ronny Courtens liked this 2 weeks ago
More Mac Pro
by Oliver Peters 4 weeks ago
A bit more fodder https: digitalfilms.wordpress.com 2019 06 18 the-2019-mac-pro-truck - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
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Ronny Courtens liked this 4 weeks ago
Re: More Mac Pro
by Ronny Courtens 4 weeks ago
Excellent article, Oliver. As always. - Ronny
The Cheese Grater is back
by Craig Seeman 1 month ago
The Cheese Grater is back with 8 PCIe slots. The Kremlinologist can examine the FCPX screenshot. Afterburner. Things that make you go hmmm.
Re: The Cheese Grater is back
by Ronny Courtens 1 month ago
This is one if the best write-ups I have seen about the new technologies in the 2019 MacrPro, and why they matter. It was written by Sarah-Kimberly Euschen, a Swiss friend who lives and works in Doha
Next FCPX Update
by Jay Soriano 2 months ago
Blackmagic is pretty swift in releasing Davinci Resolve updates. Any educational guesses when Apple will release FCP 10.4.7 Next major update10.5
Re: Next FCPX Update
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
I think there's a bit of a misconception about just how fast BMD's development of Resolve really is. Yes, they do tons of updates, but many of these are really just little tweaks. A few reasons for th
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Ronny Courtens liked this 2 months ago
Is the future interactive?
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
Bandersnatch. Very interesting. https: postperspective.com netflixs-black-mirror-bandersnatch-lets-viewers-choose (cut with Premiere Pro) - Oliver Oliver Peters oliverpeters.com Oliver Peters - oliver
Re: Is the future interactive?
by Mathieu Ghekiere 2 months ago
Shane Ross "I don't want to choose my ending. I want someone to tell me a story." I agree. And as a maker, you need to have something to tell, and your ending is super important for that. Interesting
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Ronny Courtens liked this 2 months ago
Krysta explains the Faster Together 2019 effort beautifully.
by Bill Davis 2 months ago
It's little wonder I enjoyed working with these people at this NAB so much. They don t just get the how but the why. And are dedicated to sharing both in order to help everyone. https: youtu.be 6HRJqv
Re: Krysta explains the Faster Together 2019 effort beautifully.
by Ronny Courtens 2 months ago
Hey Don! Here it is: https: molodesign.com If you contact them, tell them that Krysta from Lumaforge sent you. They will give you a personalized experience. - Ronny
Little App-for 'Pre-Flights' when using Libraries
by Andreas Kiel 2 months ago
A common thing: When opening "foreign" or longer unused libraries the problem arises that fonts or templates may be not found. For missing fonts this font font face will be replaced by the "default fo
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Re: Little App-for 'Pre-Flights' when using Libraries
by Michiel de Leeuw van Weenen 2 months ago
That's a great 'very big' little tool Andreas. Thank you for creating and sharing.
Is It Time To Reconsider Final Cut Pro X?
by Gerry Fraiberg 2 months ago
Oliver Peters presents a good case in this article. Factual and objective writing is why I've been following Oliver for years. https: digitalfilms.wordpress.com 2019 05 04 it-is-time-to-reconsider-fin
Re: Is It Time To Reconsider Final Cut Pro X?
by Ronny Courtens 2 months ago
Gerry Fraiberg "Factual and objective writing is why I've been following Oliver for years." +10 to this! Thank you for this article, Oliver. Couldn't agree more. - Ronny
'SAVE CURRENT FRAME' significantly degrades image quality for HD footage
by Rob Postroz 3 months ago
Hi All, Very frustrated because I'm trying to export still images of HD footage from a FCP X project using the 'save current frame' function, but the exported stills are a much lower quality than what
Re: 'SAVE CURRENT FRAME' significantly degrades image quality for HD footage
by Ronny Courtens 3 months ago
Hi Rob. Are you using PNG in your settings to save the frame I have been exporting frames from a timeline in PNG format, then imported them again in FCP X and put them right behind the original video.
Resolve 16 vs FCPX
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
So how do you folks think Resolve 16 stacks up against FCPX Anyone jumping ship - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Resolve 16 vs FCPX
by Mark Suszko 3 months ago
I know he didn't mean anything insulting by it, but the comment suggesting that features of FCPX are "dumbed down" for the "simpler user" is I think, a tad unfair. I've been having to work in FCPX and
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Ronny Courtens liked this 3 months ago
ProRes RAW and RED patent
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
I wonder if the lack of ProRes RAW adoption by camera manufacturers has to do with RED's patents To my knowledge RED holds the patent for recording compressed RAW formats in-camera. I'm not exactly su
Re: ProRes RAW and RED patent
by Ronny Courtens 3 months ago
Jeremy from Atomos officially said they are paying a license fee to RED for capturing to ProRes RAW on their devices. And, as Shawn stated, BRAW is strictly not a RAW format because they do a partial
Why Doesn't Compound Clip With Effects in One Project Still Have Effects When Placed in Another Project?
by Julie Turner 3 months ago
I'm trying to figure out how to retain effects and transformations placed on a compound clip in one project when that compound clip is inserted into another project. For example, in project A I have g
Re: Why Doesn't Compound Clip With Effects in One Project Still Have Effects When Placed in Another Project?
by Ronny Courtens 3 months ago
I just noticed you said that you also might apply audio changes to the compound clip. You cannot do this with adjustment layers. So Brett's solution might be better for you. - Ronny
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Opening file with extension *.fcpbundle fails
by Øyvind Foyn 3 months ago
Hi, I have uploaded files to a cloud for backup. When downloading the files, the files has got the extension "fcpbundle". It looks like an ordinary fcp file on the HD, however, a conversion prosess is
Re: Opening file with extension *.fcpbundle fails
by Ronny Courtens 3 months ago
You need to zip your Libraries before uploading them into the cloud. - Ronny
Relink
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
When relinking media, is there a way to not have FCPX immediately try to match names as it searches This is often an incredible waste of time, when you could manually navigate to the desired file more
Re: Relink
by Ronny Courtens 3 months ago
I am a big fan of NFS because it's more stable than SMB and it supports hard links. But we do have many clients who use mixed workflows over SMB and I can say that FCP X editing performance over SMB e
Library will not open after Final Cut Pro update
by su jeong kang 4 months ago
This time, I have Final Cut Pro X updated the version 10.4.6. When I opened the library after the update, I received a message that I should convert the png file into mov, so I converted it. Since the
Re: Library will not open after Final Cut Pro update
by Ronny Courtens 4 months ago
I have never seen FCP X ask me to convert a PNG file to a .mov video file when updating a Library, that even does not make sense. To be clear: 1. You opened the Library, it asked you to update the Lib
Converting multiple files with RAW to Log Conversion
by Alex Koz 4 months ago
I need to convert multiple files with the option of "RAW to Log Conversion". As far as I know, FC Compressor doesn't have this feature. Is there any way I can batch convert footage (hundreds of files)
Re: Converting multiple files with RAW to Log Conversion
by Oliver Peters 4 months ago
Actually I just did a quick test. You can batch export straight from the browser if you have the free FrameIO extension. So, set the source clips to camera LUT = none. Select all the clips and use "sh
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Ronny Courtens liked this 4 months ago
long render
by Kyrina Bluerose 4 months ago
Each time I make any adjustment now, it takes 35 seconds or longer to render. This makes it very difficult to get anything done, let alone try to use features I'm unfamiliar with. (It's bad enough I d
Re: long render
by Ronny Courtens 4 months ago
Hi Kyrina, To use the Draw Mask together with Curves: duplicate the clip on the timeline, apply the Draw Mask to the top clip and adjust Curves. Only the area inside the mask (unless you Invert the Ma
Playing all clips in library or event suddenly not working
by Sam Lee 4 months ago
I'm not sure what I did to 10.4.5, but now I can't playback all of the clips imported into the Event. Is there a way to get the playback to auto advance to the next clip Now it would stop after a clip
Re: Playing all clips in library or event suddenly not working
by Ronny Courtens 4 months ago
Hi James, Continuous playback won't work if Loop playback is enabled. So the first thing you might try is to toggle CMD+L to make sure that Loop playback is off. - Ronny
Appleinsider explains why Macs don't support Nvidia GPUs
by Craig Seeman 5 months ago
The Apple Nvidia War https: www.youtube.com watch v=hbk782qET5U
Re: Appleinsider explains why Macs don't support Nvidia GPUs
by Bob Zelin 5 months ago
ok - so since GPU acceleration with the AMD cards are supported by FCP X, Davinci Resolve, Maxon Cinema 4D and Autodesk Maya - HOW COME Adobe can't just go to AMD, give them a bunch of money, and say
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Ronny Courtens liked this 5 months ago
My NAS goal is to not make Bob Zelin upset
by Edan Cohen 6 months ago
Here is what I am thinking about purchasing for my NAS needs. Feel free to suggest an updated or better NAS. And let's try to keep Bob happy. =) Background: Video production firm with 2 Windows 10 PCs
Re: My NAS goal is to not make Bob Zelin upset
by Ronny Courtens 5 months ago
LumaForge servers run the PostgreSQL database straight off the server, also with the new update. So no external server required for the database. As Bob says, this is part of the support we provide an
Status of FCPX in 2019
by Oliver Peters 6 months ago
Just curious how everyone thinks the world of FCPX is doing this year. We are now in its 8th year since release. Looking at the various sites that have posted customer use stories in the past, things
Re: Status of FCPX in 2019
by Oliver Peters 6 months ago
Jay Soriano "Interested why Resolve and FCPX is a great combo " Let's assume you want to do your creative editing in FCPX. But then if you want to do advanced color correction and mixing, so you want
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Ronny Courtens liked this 6 months ago
Ain’t your grandpas TV Production studio any more, I suppose.
by Bill Davis 6 months ago
Yes, it s pretty much a LumaForge marketing video. https: youtu.be w3fKC1ZqnPE But it still signals the promise is that smaller virtual studios can now more easily do stuff like this on more of a DYI
Re: Ain’t your grandpas TV Production studio any more, I suppose.
by Oliver Peters 6 months ago
Mark Raudonis "but, come on, AVID has been doing this since the 90's!" Certainly Avid has been doing shared storage and in fact, more or less invented the way modern post is done using shared storage
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Ronny Courtens liked this 6 months ago
Network Server Editing
by Kelly Longtine 6 months ago
Hello - My companies IT dept. wants to try and set our AV department up on CISCO Hyperflex. It's a SSD Server with unlimited expandability (space). That is all I really know about it. The goal is to u
Re: Network Server Editing
by Ronny Courtens 6 months ago
Hi Kelly, I will be very happy to discuss different options with you: ronny@lumaforge.com - Ronny
2018 Macbook Pro
by Tom Sefton 6 months ago
Over christmas I had my 2012 MacBook Pro finally die. The battery life was going to nothing and I tried a DIY solution to replace the battery. I followed a youtube tutorial, wore static gloves, cursed
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Ronny Courtens liked this 6 months ago
Re: 2018 Macbook Pro
by Rich Rubasch 6 months ago
I agree....Adobe needs to figure out how to leverage the OS and hardware on Macs to at least come close to rivaling the performance with FCPX. The subscription model that includes a performance hit ov
News: StorCentric to Acquire Drobo and Nexsan
by Cow News Droid 11 months ago
Complete Portfolio of Storage Solutions Accelerates Growth Strategy (Sunnyvale, CA--August 23, 2018) StorCentric, the newly formed customer centric storage solutions company will be acquiring Drobo, t
Re: News: StorCentric to Acquire Drobo and Nexsan
by Bob Zelin 11 months ago
interesting news. It appears that StorCentric was a non existent company that is based on financial investors. StorCentric will be run by the guy that runs Drobo. What is interesting is that both thes
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Ronny Courtens liked this 7 months ago
Red and Nvidias joint project is coming soon
by Tom Sefton 7 months ago
https: www.google.co.uk amp s www.engadget.com amp 2018 12 13 nvidia-and-red-8k-video-editing Work at high resolutions with red cameras Things are going to get much much faster for you. Unless you are
Re: Red and Nvidias joint project is coming soon
by Oliver Peters 7 months ago
Just as an FYI - GPU debayering does not look identical to CPU debayering. Not necessarily better or worse, but different. Full debayer on a Red Rocket card was visibly different than render-based res
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Ronny Courtens liked this 7 months ago
One more thing (-:
by Ronny Courtens 7 months ago
Steve Bayes, ex-senior product manager for FCP X and ProRes and former senior product manager at Avid, has joined LumaForge: https: 9to5mac.com 2018 12 12 lumaforge-jellyfish-tower-server-apple-busine
LumaForge news
by Ronny Courtens 7 months ago
This is some breaking news from LumaForge, it also makes clear why we are not really interested in the cheap server market: https: lumaforge.com news lumaforge-200-companies - Ronny
Future MacOS/FCPX won't support DNxHD/HR or CineForm among other codecs
by Andrew Kimery 8 months ago
"In Final Cut Pro, you might see an alert that legacy media files won't be compatible with future macOS releases. Legacy media files are compatible with macOS Mojave, but they won't be with future mac
Re: Future MacOS/FCPX won't support DNxHD/HR or CineForm among other codecs
by Damiano Galassi 8 months ago
There is already a framework for third-party decoders for AVFoundation and Final Cut Pro X. But it's not public (yet).
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Ronny Courtens liked this 8 months ago
Custom workspace in FCPX
by Andrew Johnstone 1 year ago
Chums, I have resisted FCPX for as long as has been humanly possible, but now that BBC are rolling it out across the regions, I have no choice. I am stuck on several points, but one of the most irrita
Re: Custom workspace in FCPX
by Ronny Courtens 11 months ago
Hi Andrew, I am quite familiar with the implementation of FCP X at BBC and I know many, many people who have gone through the same learning curve as you are going through now. But you are a very exper
Sascha Engel 5 years ago
Hi Ronny, I saw you addressed this issue in another forum: when skimming over an effect in the effect browser or over a clip in the TL, the viewer jumps to 200%, regardless on what size it was set. I am still running 10.8.4 and 10.0.8 - since I have a HacMac. Any idea?

Thanx.

Sascha
simple questions
by Ronny Courtens 14 years ago
My setup: G5 dual 2.5 (PCI-X), 4.5 GB RAM, nVidia 6800 Extreme Drives: 2x internal 250 GB SATA, 4x external LaCie d2 Extreme 500 GB FiWi Displays: 30" Cinema display + 23" Cinema display Main apps: Ti
basic question
by Ronny Courtens 14 years ago
Hi all, I need to capture and edit Betacam SX footage on a dual G5 but have no RAID system available for this job, so capturing uncompressed is not an option. However, I want to keep the final video q
Re: basic question
by Ronny Courtens 14 years ago
Lee, Thank you for the reply. Yes, I have captured DVCPRO50 on this system regularly and until today (touch wood) without any problems. But capturing is always straight from the DVCPRO50 camera or the
video around globe
by Ronny Courtens 14 years ago
Hi all, I'm learning AE using AE 6.5 pro and I have created a globe with CC sphere. Now I would like to orbit video images around this globe. The images would appear from behind the globe and circle a
Re: Re:project inside
by Ronny Courtens 14 years ago
Hi Serge, Exactly what I was looking for. I was getting in the same direction making a precomp with the video files in reduced size and applying the sphere filter to this set in the final comp. Your w
How do I see jpg image as thumbnail
by Randy Rohde 14 years ago
New Apple user Using jpg images in FCP or just in OS10 how can I see the image in the thumbnail When I choose thumbnail ( as opposed to detail) i just get a standard thumbnail pic and not the image...
Re: How do I see jpg image as thumbnail
by Ronny Courtens 14 years ago
Hi Randy, You should be able to see any JPEG (and PNG and TIFF...) files as a thumbnail preview in your browser. Import your JPEG in FCP. If your browser is in List view: CTRL (or Right) click in the
Motion attributes applied to clip
by Randy Rohde 14 years ago
NEW FCP USER...How can I apply motion attributes to a clip ( not to the timeline ) so when I move the clip the attributes go with the clip. i.e. I have a clip zoom in from 10% to 100% over the duratio
Re: Motion attributes applied to clip
by Ronny Courtens 14 years ago
Hi Randy, Put your clip in the TL, apply motion attributes in the timeline, drag your clip with the attributes to your browser window and voil
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