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Scott Simmons

Member Since:
April 11th 2006
61 Posts
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Nashville
Kona control panel crash
by Scott Simmons 12 years ago
Has anyone had a problem with the AJA control panel crashing under Leopard version 5.1 of Kona software Mac OSX 10.5.1 Mac Pro octo it will launch for about 2 seconds then crash.... Thanks
Re: Kona control panel crash
by Scott Simmons 12 years ago
So I had been using the old version 4 but couldn't see some specific frame rates out to monitor and tape. I've reinstalled the Kona version 5.1 but it's still crashing...
decomposing a sequence/up-ressing n Avid
by marc martinez 12 years ago
Hello, I am a newbie to the world of working in hd sd. I was inquiring as to the concept and purpose of "decomposing a sequence" and also the steps to decompose as well as the "upres" procedure in Avi
Re: decomposing a sequence/up-ressing n Avid
by Scott Simmons 12 years ago
Decomposing gives you a new sequence with offline media that has had all the clips trimmed to only include the media used in the edit + handles. If you've edited at low resolution you then recapture o
dvxpress phantom marks?
by Mark Fason 13 years ago
i've been away in fcp world for a few years and now i'm happily back on a dvxpress machine. i can't seem to find a way to get phantom marks(if you have an in and an out set in the record side and only
Re: dvxpress phantom marks?
by Scott Simmons 13 years ago
This is correct. Phantom marks in Xpro.
Switch from Avid Adrenaline to final cut pro
by kathleen o'heron 13 years ago
I am thinking of switching to final cut pro. I am the editor at an independent facility, editing 10 - 15min features for various broadcast networks. I have been using Avid Adrenaline and have been abl
Re: Switch from Avid Adrenaline to final cut pro
by Scott Simmons 13 years ago
I've been writing some in depth comparisons of certain Avid and FCP features on my blog. They might be helpful: http: www.scottsimmons.tv blog the-avid-vs-fcp-articles
Transitioning from FCP to Avid
by ddowner 13 years ago
I guess I'm lucky, as I sit here in Afghanistan I've been using my personal equipment for the last couple of months here and doing some great things. Well the Army has bought us 2 complete edit suites
Re: Transitioning from FCP to Avid
by Scott Simmons 13 years ago
I've been writing and compiling some links to articles on Avid and Final Cut Pro comparisons that may be a bit of help: http: www.scottsimmons.tv blog the-avid-vs-fcp-articles I agree they are very di
Can you not SWITCH a multiclip in the Viewer?
by Scott Simmons 14 years ago
OK, I am stumped... I usually do my music videos in Avid but today it's FCP! I've made a multiclip with my 21 angles, and add edits and switch the angle just fine in the timeline. I've mapped my switc
FCP will not open after 5.1.2 update
by Don Hertz 14 years ago
I get the error message "Final Cut Pro quit unexpectedly" when attempting to open the application after the 5.1.2 update. Any thoughts on what I should try to fix this Here is what I've done so far an
Re: FCP will not open after 5.1.2 update
by Scott Simmons 14 years ago
Do you have any Avid Quicktime codecs installed Check into Quicktime components and codecs and remove anything Avid. This fix was posted last night on the Apple forums.Life is linear. Edit life.
errors when capturing with firewire drives
by PAUL 14 years ago
using Media composer software Mojo SDI QUAD 2.5 1 gig of ram Lacie firewire drives I am getting errors when caputuring 1:1 from digital betcam Capture aborted due to video overrun. The media captured
Re: errors when capturing with firewire drives
by Scott Simmons 14 years ago
If you have to use Firewire drives check out G-Technology, G-RAID drives. Life is linear. Edit life.
Video Underrun errors?
by Bluewingoliver 14 years ago
I had two errors while playing out a longer sequence of about 20 minutes today after digitizing from a DVD. The first error, about 10 minutes in, would happen everytime I tried to play through that pa
Re: Video Underrun errors?
by Scott Simmons 14 years ago
Where is the media living Is it on a dedicated fast drive Is this Dv25 or a format that require high data rates.... sounds like the drive isn't fast enough.Life is linear. Edit life.
What can you do on an OLD AVID??
by Clay Stanton 14 years ago
Just wondering - I see these old Avid systems (say Media Composer 7.1 on an old mac that has 300MHz processor - pre G3) and I'm wondering, what can they do Is it worth getting one for cheap Can it han
Re: What can you do on an OLD AVID??
by Scott Simmons 14 years ago
I agree with the above. Just the fact that these old systems run on old Macs is very frustrating. If you do get a long edit done just wait until the client has to have a dvd encoded or suddenly wants
Xpress Pro 5.6 available to download
by Dave Schweitzer 14 years ago
So Avid quietly put up the new version of Xpress Pro on the download page. Gonna try it out on a small project and see how it goes.
Re: Xpress Pro 5.6 available to download
by Scott Simmons 14 years ago
FYI on this issue: BLKDOG made a post in the mac forums today and said that Avid was going to add the full grouping functionality back. "Good news! Avid has decided to reverse its decision and put the
Having AVID and FCP running on same system
by Dilesh Korya 14 years ago
Hi, Has anyone run both FCP and AVId Xpress Pro HD on the same mac without having to split the main Hard Drive and create two bootable systems, one for each one of the editing systems.
Re: Having AVID and FCP running on same system
by Scott Simmons 14 years ago
I've been running them both on the same Mac for a while. (shhh... don't tell anyone. But on occassion I've even booted them up at the same time...... though not for long.)Life is linear. Edit life.
command to highlight clip from sequence in browser
by Shane Nye 14 years ago
hello, what is the keyboard short cut that will perform the following command: i select a clip in the sequence then when i hit this key board short cut it highlights the source clip in the browser ope
Re: command to highlight clip from sequence in browser
by Scott Simmons 14 years ago
Often on my system it doesn't. It often seems very dependent on what type of clip you are trying to reveal. Strangely, master clips seem to work less often than subclips. I don't understand why it doe
Merged clips won't reconnect on import
by Scott Simmons 14 years ago
I have a film project that was shot with with seperate sound. I have gone in and make subclips of all takes in the film transfer and aif audio file. I have then merged each clip using IN points and ma
Re: Merged clips won't reconnect on import
by Scott Simmons 14 years ago
Oh.... and the merged clips that have been cut into the timeline WILL reconnect fine.
audio waveforms take ages to appear
by Peter Ralph 14 years ago
2g G5 and the waveforms for 30 minute 2 audio tracks can take minutes to appear any suggestions
Re: audio waveforms take ages to appear
by Scott Simmons 14 years ago
Are you zoomed way out The more timeline you are seeing the longer it takes to draw the waveforms. I always zoom in a bit and they display much quicker.Life is linear. Edit life.
Avid Keyboard Layout on FCP
by Joe Murray 14 years ago
I've been back doing an edit on Avid after a 3 year block on FCP. While I never missed it when I went over to FCP - a far better one-stop-shop for a one-man-band like myself. But ooooh it was really
Re: Avid Keyboard Layout on FCP
by Scott Simmons 14 years ago
Kevin is right...whatever works for you. But I still think FCP's keyboard layout wasn't thought out very well. Sure it doesn't seem like a big deal to push option+d to clear the IN point... but when y
HD XDCam editing
by Tom Matthies 14 years ago
We will be doing an HD edit in the near future and I have a few questions in an attempt to stay out of trouble as much as possible. The DP on this shoot is planning to use a Sony HD XDCam for the shoo
Re: HD XDCam editing
by Scott Simmons 14 years ago
Give this article a read: http: www.hdforindies.com 2006 06 native-xdcam-hd-editing-in-final-cut.html maybe you can soon edit native.Life is linear. Edit life.
Motion effects in FCP
by Ntz 14 years ago
Hello everybody, I didnt find any answer in the archives. Since you can render Motion 2.1 effects in FCP 5.1's timeline, is it possible to apply a filter designed for Motion 2.1 (in this instance, glo
Re: Motion effects in FCP
by Scott Simmons 14 years ago
I don't think you can apply a Motion only filter in FCP. you could find those folders you mention and give it a try. Let us know what you find!Life is linear. Edit life.
Compression Master and BitVice
by Scott Simmons 14 years ago
Hello! While trying to find the cleanest encode to DVD from my HVX200 HD footage from Final Cut Pro.... I've used Apple' Compressor of course but I'm also testing Compression Master and BitVice. Compr
Re: Compression Master and BitVice
by Scott Simmons 14 years ago
Thanks ScottieB. The muxing errors do arrive in DVDSP. But it is only on the material encoded by Compression Master. As for BitVice, I was surprised that the quality wasn't near what Compressor did. I
Handed 24pN footage to edit.. how to get it back out.
by Scott Simmons 14 years ago
The other day a client handed me a drive full of HVX200 footage that from what I can tell was shot at 720 24pN. It imports fine into FCP and edits fine. I'm having trouble understanding how to get him
Re: Handed 24pN footage to edit.. how to get it back out.
by Shane Ross 14 years ago
editblog "I'm having trouble understanding how to get him the final product" Well, how does he want it Knowing what the final delivery specs are is very important. You can just export a self containe
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