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Siggraph?
by Scott Witthaus 2 weeks ago
Anyone heading out there next week Looking forward to seeing Disney s new short VR film. Scott Witthaus Visual Storyteller - FCPX, Premiere https: vimeo.com channels 1322525 Managing Partner, Low Coun
Re: Siggraph?
by Scott Witthaus 2 hours ago
Yes, pretty amazing stuff with really really smart people. I certainly will be back next year. Ran into a BMD rep in the cab line at the airport. Evidently this person was suddenly sent to SIGGRAPH to
Hands on with BMD eGPU
by Oliver Peters 1 week ago
For those contemplating this unit: https: digitalfilms.wordpress.com 2018 08 03 blackmagic-design-egpu https: www.provideocoalition.com blackmagic-egpu-whats-it-really-going-to-do-for-me - Oliver Oliv
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Re: Hands on with BMD eGPU
by Scott Witthaus 6 days ago
Good article. Thanks for sharing. Scott Witthaus Visual Storyteller - FCPX, Premiere https: vimeo.com channels 1322525 Managing Partner, Low Country Creative LLC Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Art doesn't pay
by Oliver Peters 1 week ago
Nice video piece by Mark Toia. https: www.youtube.com watch v=uBdSDkq0lfk&feature=youtu.be This is a new Frame.io Master series. Toia has been active on the RED forums for several years. And relevant
Re: Art doesn't pay
by Scott Witthaus 6 days ago
Oliver Peters "You're going to trigger this crowd when they see the complex Avid UI on his screens" Funny you mention that, in a thread where design was mentioned. I (now) see the design of Premiere
Length of the sequence icreases in the timeline
by Lucy Slavinsky 2 weeks ago
Hello all, The strangest thing just happened to me. I am cuting on FCPX, my editor uses Premier. He sent me mp4 version of the clip which is 4:58 min in length. I want to add CTA in the end. I importe
Re: Length of the sequence icreases in the timeline
by Scott Witthaus 2 weeks ago
And the clip plays back fine on the timeline Can you send a screenshot of the timeline with the clip on it Scott Witthaus Visual Storyteller - FCPX, Premiere https: vimeo.com channels 1322525 Managing
Go To Libraries command - odd functionality?
by Bob Woodhead 2 weeks ago
Don't know when this crept into X, but for a while I've been unable to simply use -1 to jump to current visible clip in the library and hit play. It seems focus has shifted to library window, but not
Re: Go To Libraries command - odd functionality?
by Scott Witthaus 2 weeks ago
Same here. Must be a bug. Scott Scott Witthaus Visual Storyteller - FCPX, Premiere https: vimeo.com channels 1322525 Managing Partner, Low Country Creative LLC Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Hold at the end of a Ken Burns move
by Scott Witthaus 2 weeks ago
Hey all - I find the Ken Burns effect very useful for doing quick easy moves on stills. What is the best way to add a hold at the end of a move Manually or create a still from the last frame Thanks in
Re: Hold at the end of a Ken Burns move
by Mark Smith 2 weeks ago
You can tag on a hold frame at the end of the move which is pretty easy. I think Macbreak studio had a tutorial about mastering KB effect. The tutorial shows how to do a move, hold then a second move
Hide all Used clips in all Projects
by Xavier Paredes 2 weeks ago
My workflow often requires me to work with several projects in the same Event. Because sometimes I have a lot of source clips, I would like to know if there's a way to hide all clips that have been us
Re: Hide all Used clips in all Projects
by Scott Witthaus 2 weeks ago
Certainly interesting and worth putting in the suggestion box . Scott Witthaus Visual Storyteller - FCPX, Premiere https: vimeo.com channels 1322525 Managing Partner, Low Country Creative LLC Professo
Starting a Project using AppleScript
by Tony Wilson 3 weeks ago
https: youtu.be mZIVwLzH6FA If anyone is interested in this stuff I'm happy to share what I've learnt. Tony
Re: Starting a Project using AppleScript
by Scott Witthaus 3 weeks ago
Brett Sherman "Ideally, I want to be able to enter a project name. Have it create a library, have it create a media folder with the same name, and import from the camera cards connected to the comput
Getting FCPX to recognize all clips stored in FCP libraries on external drives?
by Brian Schulz 4 weeks ago
Hi everyone, not a pro user but someone who uses FCPX a lot. I'm needing more space on my laptop computer (I edit while I travel so need to use one) so I moved the events from several libraries (I was
Re: Getting FCPX to recognize all clips stored in FCP libraries on external drives?
by Scott Witthaus 3 weeks ago
Brian Schulz " open the event, which also works fine, but in the event, there are only some of the clips there, so nothing to highlight. but when I actually just open the folders with finder, all the
Photo-Jpeg format in X
by Scott Witthaus 4 weeks ago
Hey all - Different gig, another curve. Client buying some very old archival footage out of Australia and the offer H264 at 25fps or Photo-JPEG at 20.97. Not a huge fan of either option. Will the Phot
Re: Photo-Jpeg format in X
by Jeremy Garchow 4 weeks ago
I'd choose the native (Shot) frame rate over the codec. Either codec will work just fine, PJPEG was decent if you maxed the quality, but i'd be more concerned about going from 25 to 29.97. I, personal
LACPUG - Randy Ubillos
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
Learning about the beginnings http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2095-randy-ubillos-back-to-the-beginnings-of-final-cut-pro-at-the-18th-anniversary-lacpug YouTube Pt 1 https: www.youtube.com watc
Re: Lightworks
by Scott Witthaus 4 weeks ago
Oliver Peters "where two editors can SIMULTANEOUSLY work within the SAME timeline." I m sorry, but this is a horrifying workflow, IMHO. Who the hell would EVER want that Maybe I should just consider
New MacBook Pro 6 Core i7 or i9 up to 32GB RAM, True Tone technology.
by Craig Seeman 1 month ago
Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar updated with max 32 GB RAM, improved third-generation keyboard, True Tone, and new Intel chips https: 9to5mac.com 2018 07 12 apple-macbook-pro-with-touch-bar-updated-w
Re: Blaackmagic eGPU
by Scott Witthaus 1 month ago
Very interesting. Thanks for posting. Scott Witthaus Visual Storyteller - FCPX, Premiere https: vimeo.com channels 1322525 Managing Partner, Low Country Creative LLC Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Mental Canvas
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
We talk occasionally about interfaces and have mentioned the MS Surface before. Here's a cool video that shows some nice working examples of using the dial. https: www.youtube.com watch v=53KJerdHkdA
Re: Mental Canvas
by Scott Witthaus 1 month ago
Oliver Peters "It would be interested to see how something like this would apply to FCPX if Apple had done this. " Damn, Undermined by Apple again! ;-) Scott Witthaus Visual Storyteller - FCPX, Premi
FCPX “Ken Burns” effect into Resolve
by Scott Witthaus 2 months ago
Will these translate to Reslove via xml Thanks in advance. Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Visual Storyteller https: vimeo.com channels 1322525 Managing Partner, Low Country Creative LLC Professor, VCU B
Re: FCPX “Ken Burns” effect into Resolve
by Scott Witthaus 2 months ago
It worked for basic color grades, that is. sw Scott Witthaus Visual Storyteller - FCPX, Premiere https: vimeo.com channels 1322525 Managing Partner, Low Country Creative LLC Professor, VCU Brandcenter
no more debate
by Ricardo Marty 1 year 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 12 months 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 year 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 12 months 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
Preview Effects
by Scott Witthaus 1 year 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
PP CC 2015 v 10.3.0 (202) Build - DON'T UPGRADE if you color correct
by Chris Smith 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
If you enable time remapping, they disappear.
M4V Audio monitoring
by Scott Witthaus 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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
Motion on multiple machines?
by Scott Witthaus 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
Very cool. Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Avid Connect at NAB
by brian waz 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 8 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 8 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
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