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Simple keyframing
by Tom Sefton 1 day ago
Good god, how frustrating is key framing in FCPX. Just simple audio fade in and outs, leave the playhead at the precise point you want it, click to add a keyframe, and it jumps 3 seconds down the file
Re: Simple keyframing
by Scott Witthaus 24 hours ago
OK, just tried on my MacPro system and everything worked fine. This morning I used a track pad and the macPro was using a USB-wired mouse. Still cannot reproduce what you are seeing. Which of course m
Premiere Pro Workspaces
by Simon Ubsdell 5 days ago
Another great article from Oliver that takes us behind the scenes of his preferred custom layouts for Premiere Pro: https: digitalfilms.wordpress.com 2017 08 17 customize-premiere-pro-with-workspaces
Re: Premiere Pro Workspaces
by Scott Witthaus 24 hours ago
Oliver Peters "I just don't get all the anxiety over tracks." It's not anxiety. I think there was way more anxiety contemplating the lack of tracks. Some of us find that the "trackless" model is a mo
Gamma shift with LUTs in Coremelt's Chromatic
by Thomas O'Carroll 1 day ago
Has anyone else noticed that Coremelt's new plugin, Chromatic, makes a brighter picture compared to CGC finale or LUT utility (or mLUT!) when using the same LUT in both It looks to me like a gamma shi
Re: Gamma shift with LUTs in Coremelt's Chromatic
by Scott Witthaus 1 day ago
is that product still in public beta Scott Witthaus Owner, 1708 Inc. Editorial Managing Partner, Low Country Creative LLC Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Fina Cut 10.3.2 Not Auto Filling Gaps
by Jake Stevens 2 days ago
Suddenly today, whenever I delete a clip in the timeline, FCPX does NOT auto shift all following clips to the left to fill the gap. I'm forced to select and grab everything after the deleted clip and
Re: Fina Cut 10.3.2 Not Auto Filling Gaps
by Scott Witthaus 2 days ago
go to the drop down menu for the cursor tools (just to the right of the edit choice icons) and re-select the top cursor option (select or the A key). Scott Witthaus Owner, 1708 Inc. Editorial Managing
trying to perform a simple edit...
by Jata Orb 2 days ago
I have a video section with detached audio in my timeline. When I try to highlight both and delete, the rest of the audio behind it also gets deleted though it was not highlighted ( ) help please than
Re: trying to perform a simple edit...
by Scott Witthaus 2 days ago
Is the audio behind it a connected clip to the piece you are deleting if so, move that clip so it's not attached to the clip you are deleting. Scott Witthaus Owner, 1708 Inc. Editorial Managing Partne
FCP 10.3.4 abruptly quitting
by Grant Peacock 5 days ago
I have been running a project from a 1st generation Thunderbolt G-RAID drive. I've just learned from G-Tech support that this is not compatible with OS Sierra (10.12.6). I think the issue may be the w
Re: Fault finding : FCP 10.3.4 quitting
by Scott Witthaus 2 days ago
Grant Peacock "Scott, where are the set of render files located " File--Delete Generated Event Files--Render Files Scott Witthaus Owner, 1708 Inc. Editorial Managing Partner, Low Country Creative LLC
The name game
by Herb Sevush 4 days ago
OK, my least favorite subject, but I'm gonna take a swing. Bill and others are correct that the forum name is no longer strictly appropriate, but rather an artifact of history. But history is nothing
Re: The name game
by Scott Witthaus 2 days ago
Herb Sevush "The reason that Apple should come first is to keep the listing in the same place in the Forum Index - remember the idea is no lost traffic. " One would hope that a community of skilled e
FCPX top tips
by Steve Connor 4 days ago
I've been using FCPX from the start and I still learn new things about it every week from forum posts or blogs. I'd love to hear peoples top tips on how to get the best out of FCPX. One of the biggest
Re: FCPX top tips
by Scott Witthaus 4 days ago
Great thread idea, Steve. Can we "pin" this one to the top I will have to think on this. So for the cache on the internal, is that a preference setting Scott Witthaus Owner, 1708 Inc. Editorial Managi
no more debate
by Ricardo Marty 3 months ago
Resolve could be making headway aginst adobe,avid and fcpx. specialy among the small to midsize setups. Ricardo Marty
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Re: no more debate
by Scott Witthaus 1 week ago
Performance on a late 2013 MacPro still is not great. R14 is a lot better, but not great. Scott Witthaus Owner, 1708 Inc. Editorial Managing Partner, Low Country Creative LLC Professor, VCU Brandcente
Why does Adobe screw up every new release?
by Scott Witthaus 1 week ago
Not meaning the software per se, but this last release let me use Pr and Ps just fine, but Ae thinks it's a 7-day trial. The update before that put Pr on a trial basis. And on and on. C'mon Adobe, get
Re: Why does Adobe screw up every new release?
by Scott Witthaus 1 week ago
Interestingly enough, the update to the new MBp worked fine. I wonder if it has anything to do with old version bits and pieces still left on the system. Scott Witthaus Owner, 1708 Inc. Editorial Mana
Starting pan/zoom earlier
by Greg Ball 2 weeks ago
Hi Guys, How do you start a pan zoom move earlier and end later than the clip itself I want to cut to a shot already moving, and get out of that shot before the move ends. In FCP 7, it was easy to dra
Re: Starting pan/zoom earlier
by Scott Witthaus 2 weeks ago
Are you dissolving into the shot you want moving Or a simple cut. What I usually do is show the video animation (control-V), double click on the transform "track", if you will, and then grab the keyfr
Corrupt FCPX Library
by Kanin Guntzelman 2 weeks ago
Dear Friends, I think my FCPX Library is corrupt. If I try to open it, FCPX crashed immediately. What happened: During the final phase of color correction on a project, I started to get the spinning b
Re: Corrupt FCPX Library
by Scott Witthaus 2 weeks ago
Did you update the version of FCPX during this process And I assume you have trashed preferences and deleted generated render files Scott Witthaus Owner, 1708 Inc. Editorial Managing Partner, Low Coun
A-Roll Tutorials
by David Busse 3 weeks ago
So far I've mostly done montage edits in FCP X which I've enjoyed doing, but now I'm trying out an A-Roll B-Roll story edit and am having a hard time adjusting to the new environment. Specifically wit
Re: A-Roll Tutorials
by Scott Witthaus 3 weeks ago
Oliver Peters "Your A-roll goes on the primary storyline and B-roll as connected clips above." You can also create secondary storylines for B-Roll as well. Here is a pretty good tutorial on some of y
Hi res title over 720x480 video
by Scott Witthaus 1 month ago
OK then. I have a client who is bringing in old 720x480 videos and dropping them into a project timeline that is 720x480 Now he wants to put title media on top but it looks like crap. His question is,
Re: Hi res title over 720x480 video
by Scott Witthaus 1 month ago
Got it figured out. Pay no mind here! Scott Witthaus Owner, 1708 Inc. Editorial Managing Partner, Low Country Creative LLC Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Preview Effects
by Scott Witthaus 6 months ago
Is there a way to preview effects in Premiere like the way FCPX does it (hover over the effect and it previews in the main viewer) Thanks in advance. sw Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Su
CC update ... cross your fingers, folks...
by nat ives 7 months ago
https: blogs.adobe.com creativecloud premiere-pro-11-0-2-update segment=dva Cover me, I'm goin' in... Nat Ives Manager & Lab Instructor Communication & Media Studies Production Center University of So
Re: CC update ... cross your fingers, folks...
by Scott Witthaus 7 months ago
Dave LaRonde "Oh, now Adobe wouldn't do that to its beloved renters, would it " Oh never (as I repeatedly hit the tilde key to try and get the source side monitor to reduce back to where it belongs!)
Odd Playback in Legacy project
by Scott Witthaus 8 months ago
Hey all - I got a call from a client who needed to drop new music into a project that was finished and archived over 4 years ago on FCP7. The archive drive is fine, and all the data is there, but when
Re: Odd Playback in Legacy project
by Scott Witthaus 8 months ago
Shane Ross "Try ANY other computer running FCP 7, to see if it's the graphics card." OK, so you mean that although this grafx card may run X and Premiere projects just fine, it may not with Legacy. W
Terrablock: Tools disappears once Terrablock goes to launch????
by Ryan Turner 1 year ago
This morning we had no issues, but now as we try and launch TerraBlock Manager; TOOLS icon on the desktop disappears. The we get a "toot cannot be found" message. Once we quit out, TOOLS reappears on
Re: Terrablock: Tools disappears once Terrablock goes to launch????
by Scott Witthaus 10 months ago
Seems to be an anti-virus thing here....thanks! Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
News: Adobe Unveils Sweeping Feature and Performance Updates to Adobe Creative Cloud Applications at IBC 2016
by Cow News Droid 12 months ago
Virtual Reality, Character Animation, Advanced Collaboration, and 3D Innovations across After Effects, Premiere Pro, and more (San Jose, CA--September 6, 2016) Adobe today revealed a series of innovat
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Re: News: Adobe Unveils Sweeping Feature and Performance Updates to Adobe Creative Cloud Applications at IBC 2016
by Scott Witthaus 12 months ago
I would like it if they would make the friggin' updater work so each time I did an update it would not lose the fact that, yes, I have an account and, no, I do not need to start a 7 day trial. That an
Yet another update for Resolve
by Steve Connor 1 year ago
Resolve is updated yet again and not just bug fixes http: www.redsharknews.com post item 3687-blackmagic-releases-davinci-resolve-12-5-1-update No need for Quicktime on Windows machines if you want to
Re: Yet another update for Resolve
by Dean Neal 1 year ago
Classical Blackmagic... Keep adding features... introduce cool stuff, yet still do not really fix core issues. Case in point - their Ultrastudio Software playing content out from FCPX will randomly ju
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Scott Witthaus liked this 1 year ago
PP CC 2015 v 10.3.0 (202) Build - DON'T UPGRADE if you color correct
by Chris Smith 1 year ago
Sooooo. I just got off the phone with Adobe Tech Support because in the latest version of Premiere Pro CC (10.3.0 - 202 Build) the command 'File Direct Link to SpeedGrade' is not there. If you go into
Re: PP CC 2015 v 10.3.0 (202) Build - DON'T UPGRADE if you color correct
by Scott Witthaus 1 year ago
Gary Huff "It does everything you need and more. " Except be a rock solid editor. Look at Resolve as a cc finishing platform. Do your creative editorial elsewhere and head to Resolve for color when y
Workflow: FCPX to Resolve OR Resolve to FCPX back to Resolve
by Joe Loria 1 year ago
Best workflow for quality I mean, if you are working with cinemaDNG you need resolve to transcode it first before FCPX can use it correct But if you are working with RED footage, there is the RED plug
Re: Workflow: FCPX to Resolve OR Resolve to FCPX back to Resolve
by Scott Witthaus 1 year ago
Not sure why you would go to Motion. Kind of like using AE to finish and output a Premiere project. The proxy to full res workflow is very good from X to Resolve. If you can stay in Resolve for the fi
R12.5 beta Permissions errors
by Scott Witthaus 1 year ago
New at Resolve (played with 10 & 11) and I realize this is a beta release. That being said,upon launch of project or trying to send a clip to Fusion I get this error message: I have opened up write pe
What am I missing here.
by Scott Witthaus 2 years ago
I noticed when I am workspaces other than editing I get that nice little bar at the top that allows me to easily jump to other workspaces. For some reason, that tool bar is not visible in the edit wor
Re: What am I missing here.
by Scott Witthaus 2 years ago
Thanks Tero. Are you talking about the Window pull-down menu If so, what tab are you talking about Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcente
Weird behavior
by Scott Witthaus 2 years ago
Please note I don't use Premiere very often, only when required to, so I am no expert. I have a late 2013 MacPro, 3.5 ghz 6-core Xeon E5, 32 gig ram, AMD FirePro g-card A while back, I commented on a
"Flop" a mask
by Scott Witthaus 2 years ago
Me again. I am putting a couple interview clips in my composition. I needed to "flop" one and then created a mask to cut him out of the scene. Created the mask, but when I finished, the cutout went ba
Re: "Flop" a mask
by Scott Witthaus 2 years ago
(dope-slap to forehead) That makes perfect sense. Thank you. Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Best Video Codec for AE
by Scott Witthaus 2 years ago
Hey all. Is there any "flavor" that AE likes best. Thanks in advance. sw Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Re: Best Video Codec for AE
by Scott Witthaus 2 years ago
Great advice. Thank you all. I went with ProRes422 and it seems to be working fine. Really liking AE for what I am doing, which is basic stuff but a great learning experience. Thanks again. Scott Witt
Re-linking back to RAW media from Proxys and an edit in FCPX
by Scott Witthaus 2 years ago
Got a client shooting RAW media. In Resolve they will make ProRes proxies for me to edit with in FCPX. When I send the XML back to Resolve for color, how will she link back to RAW media Any white pape
Re: Re-linking back to RAW media from Proxys and an edit in FCPX
by Scott Witthaus 2 years ago
Thanks. The XML to Resolve worked well, but with one big oddity. If I changed any of the names of the clips in FCPX (not at the finder level), Resolve will still relink but not see the clip as a RAW c
Timeline view
by Scott Witthaus 2 years ago
Hey all - Is there a way to "clean up" the timeline view so I see just what parts of layers that are being used (such as a video clip taken from a larger video) and not see the "ghosted" view of the e
Re: Timeline view
by Jerry Smith 2 years ago
If you enable time remapping, they disappear.
M4V Audio monitoring
by Scott Witthaus 2 years ago
Hey all - Apologies in advance for the newbie question. Up to this point, been doing fine on some of my first "real" AE work, video and text only. However, client sent over some M4V video with sync so
Re: M4V Audio monitoring
by Scott Witthaus 2 years ago
Thanks Dave - Good tips. Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Premiere crashes on every launch attempt while other CC products launch fine
by Scott Witthaus 2 years ago
As per the suggestions by Adobe folk who hang out over in the FCPX forum, I am posting this problem here (although I seem to get faster responses on my Premiere questions over on the X forum! Go figur
Re: Premiere crashes on every launch attempt while other CC products launch fine
by Daniel Waldron 2 years ago
Save a backup of your project file, update PP, and hopefully the new version fixes it. You can keep both versions of PP in case the updated PP introduces more problems, but it's hard to have a worse p
Deliverable Strategy
by Scott Witthaus 2 years ago
Hey all - Just getting into AE CC and really liking it. For my first real project I am creating a 30-45 second teaser for a documentary that is in the funding stage. This teaser will be relatively bas
Re: Deliverable Strategy
by Scott Witthaus 2 years ago
I would prefer to edit the pieces in FCPX, so.... Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Extend Comp time to footage
by Scott Witthaus 2 years ago
Is there a way to have the comp time extend to the amount of footage material cut into it I know I can use the Comp settings menu to type in a time, but is there a way to have the comp extend automati
Re: Extend Comp time to footage
by Dave LaRonde 2 years ago
This isn't automatic but it's fast, accurate and it works: Highlight the footage in the timeline. Hit the letter o key to go to the layer's out point. The timeline cursor goes past the end of the comp
Append edit?
by Nicholas Zimmerman 2 years ago
I'm coming from the FCP7 X Smoke realm and am rather fond of my Append Edit function. I haven't found anything similar in Premiere Pro (2014.1) and was curious if I'm just missing it. In case you're n
Re: Append edit?
by Scott Witthaus 2 years ago
Hey Nicholas - I agree 100%. I was doing work in Premiere and really missed my "E" key. Great timesaver for assemblies as you can mark the in and out, hit "E" and you know the clip has been added to t
Adjusting Title Position: Do I have to open the title tool each time?
by Scott Witthaus 2 years ago
....or is there a shortcut I am missing just to grab it and move it without opening Title Tool. Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Re: Adjusting Title Position: Do I have to open the title tool each time?
by Scott Witthaus 2 years ago
It reminds me of Avid's title tool, which I always found cumbersome. Just an extra step that takes time. That's why I prefer the X title tool, where I can directly select the title in the viewer, chan
Adobe CFO: our way or....
by David Miller 3 years ago
...the highway....for both employees and customers. They're not going back so far as he's concerned: http: blogs.wsj.com cfo 2015 01 16 adobe-systems-cfo-managing-business-model-transformation Here's
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Re: Adobe CFO: our way or....
by Scott Witthaus 3 years ago
Oliver you misunderstood. From 10,000 feet it's basically what's in the title of this thread. Here is an end date, do it our way by then or get left off the bus. Sure there are sub-topics as you point
Playback performance issues
by Scott Witthaus 3 years ago
Hey all - Just getting into learning Resolve 11.1 as an editor. The first big issue I am having is performance. I cam getting constant stuttering or dropped frames (red light flashes above record side
Re: Playback performance issues
by Scott Witthaus 3 years ago
Justin - That is a great question. I am hoping Resolve becomes a true start to finish edit system. Are you saying you get the same stuttering playback with ProRes That is troubling. sw Scott Witthaus
Motion on multiple machines?
by Scott Witthaus 3 years ago
Hey all - Is Motion like FCPX that once you buy it, you can load it on different computers for I have two laptops that I use for editing (one tricked out MBPr for heavy lifting and a MBa for light wor
Re: Motion on multiple machines?
by Marco Feil 3 years ago
Yes you can download it to all the computers you own if you work alone. In a shared workplace every workstation has to have its own license. A link to the license agreement is on the right side of the
News: SmartSound® Launches Soundtrack Creation Plug-in for Final Cut Pro X
by Cow News Droid 3 years ago
The Only Music Software to Use Apple s Generator Function to Create Custom Music Soundtracks Inside Final Cut Pro X (Los Angeles, California--March 17, 2014) SmartSound Software Inc., the leader in cu
Re: News: SmartSound® Launches Soundtrack Creation Plug-in for Final Cut Pro X
by Scott Witthaus 3 years ago
Very cool. Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Avid Connect at NAB
by brian waz 4 years ago
As a long time avid user who wants the company to succeed, making a "club" that charges you to attend a seminar at NAB just seems wrong. The Avid Customer Association Am I missing something here
Re: Avid Connect at NAB
by Scott Witthaus 4 years ago
Yup. Sure seems that way. A couple of lively threads on the topic on the L2 and the Avid Forums. I was pretty disappointed in this tactic. You can tell a finance guy is running the show now.... Scott
Media Composer 7 is coming soon...
by Joel Ray 4 years ago
I see in the Avid store on the Symphony upgrade site it says "Media Composer 7 is coming soon Get a complimentary Media Composer 7 upgrade with the Symphony option (once available) when you upgrade or
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Re: Media Composer 7 is coming soon...
by Scott Witthaus 4 years ago
Media Composer and Symphony are basically the same product, save color correction and a couple other features. Many of us have long been pounding the drum that there is no need for 2 separate products
Audio effects: no effect
by Scott Witthaus 7 years ago
Hey all - Working on this pro-bono piece for the last 18 months that is just about done. I am doing a final audio mix on sources that came mostly from Flip cam files (yeah, that much fun). Started on
Re: Audio effects: no effect
by Scott Witthaus 7 years ago
Found it. While I had the Filters turned on in the User Prefs, in that particular sequence (this is version 10) they were turned off in the Sequence Prefs. That fixed it. Thanks for your help. Scott W
Smoke in a mac
by Nick Hasson 8 years ago
http: www.fxguide.com qt 1700 smoke-on-mac-yes-its-for-real Well, Smoke will now be on a mac. Good for some, bad for others. Nick Hasson www.niceedits.com
Re: Smoke in a mac
by Scott Witthaus 8 years ago
From the Avid-L: "You do not need to own another Smoke to buy one. It will require the yearly service contract to keep it licensed. It will be missing the higher end node based compositing tree which
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