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joining Multicam projects (sequences)
by Alan Langdon 2 days ago
I am running FCP X 10.2.3 I have edited 10 piano performances in 10 projects (sequences), all have the same project (sequence) settings, made the cuts using Multicam. Love the Multicam, and wonder how
Re: joining Multicam projects (sequences)
by Scott Witthaus 2 days ago
Put each performance in a compound clip. They show up as usable media and stitch them together in that new Full Performance project sequence. Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 17
A bridge too far?
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
We are now several months past Apple's preview of the next FCP X. The update itself is long overdue. So, it would seem that there's a lot if work going into it, with the potential to introduce a littl
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Re: A bridge too far?
by Scott Witthaus 6 days ago
Misha Aranyshev "Short-attention-span-instant-gratification crowd is quite big. It makes sense to cater to them if you're after the numbers. " Would you care to expand on this Right now I am having d
Yet another update for Resolve
by Steve Connor 2 weeks 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 Scott Witthaus 1 week ago
Dean Neal "I really like Blackmagic and Resolve is an amazing Color Grading solution... but they need to concentrate more on fixing things than rather just adding bells and whistles...." Exactly. Sco
PP CC 2015 v 10.3.0 (202) Build - DON'T UPGRADE if you color correct
by Chris Smith 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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
So, what's happening?
by David Mathis 1 month ago
Um yeah. What are your plans if Apple decides to axe Final Cut Pro as we know it What software would you migrate to Please, for my sanity, leave out the toll road (subscription only) payment plan part
Re: So, what's happening?
by Scott Witthaus 3 weeks ago
Eric Santiago "Current doc Im dealing with crashes on AVCHD files converted to ProRes422." Echoing Dean, why are you converting I am dealing with AVCHD files on a 3 year old laptop every day with no
Apple, FCPX and Secrecy - RedShark "Guest Author"
by Craig Seeman 1 month ago
Interesting to note that the author is only identified as "Guest Author" and is a former Apple employee. Is something dramatic about to happen with Final Cut Pro X http: www.redsharknews.com post item
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Re: Apple, FCPX and Secrecy - RedShark "Clayton Moore(?) as Guest Author"
by Scott Witthaus 1 month ago
Andrew Kimery "r you find an alternative business model like freemium, ad supported or subscription. I mean, in what way could Adobe compete the '$299 and free upgrades for life' business model Apple
Workflow: FCPX to Resolve OR Resolve to FCPX back to Resolve
by Joe Loria 1 month 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 month 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
This is where I tear my hair out, if I had any.
by Mark Smith 1 month ago
I finish my multicam edit which I posted a bit about earlier. All Done. I was editing in proxy mode since I had a bunch of angles and a sort of slow disk drive. No matter, all files were contained in
Re: This is where I tear my hair out, if I had any.
by Scott Witthaus 1 month ago
Interesting. And you made the Proxies after import inside of FCPX, correct I just did a 75minute 3 camera multicam pretty much the same way, except I created the proxies on import. I And when you say
MultiCam Question
by Scott Witthaus 3 months ago
Hey all - Editing together a three camera shoot of a presentation. All cameras were synced to time of day, free run (works fine). All had sound board audio and reference audio. My question is that the
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Re: MultiCam Question
by Scott Witthaus 3 months ago
Robin S. Kurz "I can only concur: MC in X definitely rocks in comparison to any other MC I have used." I have to agree. These were hour to an hour and 30 minute long three-camera shoots and it worked
Blog: Making the Switch to X - A Comparative Study
by Charlie Austin 3 months ago
In a special NAB 2016 presentation at the FCP Exchange Workshop sponsored by FCPWORKS, Creative COW leader Charlie Austin compares FCP X to other NLEs from an editor's perspective. In addition to desc
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David Mathis liked this 3 months ago
Re: Making the Switch to X - A Comparative Study
by Scott Witthaus 3 months ago
Jeremy Garchow "You could easily do this with keywords instead of Events. If you use keywords as you would a bin, then you have one master bin, and a bunch of other bins inside that bin. Each keyword
Keyword to multiple cips
by Scott Witthaus 3 months ago
Looking around for this When I select a range of clips and use a keyword, it only applies the kw to the last clip. What am I missing EDIT - Found it. Use keyboard short cut. Sorry for the wasted bandw
Re: Keyword to multiple cips
by Bret Williams 3 months ago
I just drag them to the keyword collection.
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OT(ish): Promise Technology 12TB Pegasus2 R4 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array
by Scott Witthaus 3 months ago
Anyone worked with this array I am trying to clean up my storage situation here and this could be part of it. Any other suggestions Thanks in advance. http: www.bhphotovideo.com c product 1190801-REG
Re: OT(ish): Promise Technology 12TB Pegasus2 R4 Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage Array
by Scott Witthaus 3 months ago
Thanks. Any other manufacturers folks would recommend Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Import Question
by Scott Witthaus 3 months ago
Why would X look at a hard drive on the desktop as a camera It does not show up under devices, rather camera. Any ideas Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Prof
Re: Import Question
by Scott Witthaus 3 months ago
Jeremy Garchow ""XDROOT"" Bingo. The producer grabbed all the cards from the three cameras and transferred them onto a hard drive. The XDROOT folder caused the entire drive to be seen as a camera and
Blog: Day Three: Editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5
by walter biscardi 3 months ago
It’s Day Three of my “real world” editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5 and this is going to be the longest blog yet as I want to show you guys a lot of the “little things” tha
Re: Blog: Day Three: Editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5
by Scott Witthaus 4 months ago
walter biscardi "That's part of my planned workflow for CLN. Editors everywhere cutting with the free version of Resolve (or Studio if they want it) and then sending the project files here for finish
R12.5 beta Permissions errors
by Scott Witthaus 4 months 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
File: Premiere Weirdness
by Scott Witthaus 6 months ago
mp4 file Playhead lag in viewer https: f1.creativecow.net 9835 premiere-weirdness
What am I missing here.
by Scott Witthaus 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
If you enable time remapping, they disappear.
M4V Audio monitoring
by Scott Witthaus 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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
Blog: #8 Welcome to the Low End
by John Davidson 2 years ago
Hi everyone. It's been over a year since we last made one of these walk through videos. There are many reasons we took so long. The first is that we've been too dang busy. The second is that it's pret
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Re: Blog: #8 Welcome to the Low End
by Scott Witthaus 2 years ago
David Mathis " I really do not believe that video shot on a phone is ever meant to be broadcast" The question really is, what is "broadcast". We all assume it's on a television. Not anymore. Shot on
News: SmartSound® Launches Soundtrack Creation Plug-in for Final Cut Pro X
by Cow News Droid 2 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 2 years ago
Very cool. Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Avid Connect at NAB
by brian waz 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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
Mixed resolutions, ratios
by Scott Witthaus 9 years ago
OK, here is a good one: I have a client who shot a bunch of HDV footage and mixed that with HD stock footage...all good so far. However the client then added a lot of 4x3 SD stock footage and does not
Re: Mixed resolutions, ratios
by Joe Murray 9 years ago
You just need to scale up the 4 x 3 footage. Motion tab scale or just drag the window in the canvas. You will loose about 30% though. You can then pan and scan it a bit by hand as the composition will
HDCAM vs DVCPRO vs New Formats
by Bill Paris 9 years ago
Wondering which formats editors are finding to be the best these days with regard to quality and workflow. What are you seeing the most of Any new trends From an editor's perspective which format will
Re: HDCAM vs DVCPRO vs New Formats
by Scott Witthaus 9 years ago
Hey Walter - What is your deck of choice for DVCPro HD Any good flexible decks out there on the horizon I am looking for a feeder deck for my home office system and input advice is appreciate...or sho
Basic design and workflow articles
by Scott Witthaus 9 years ago
Hey all - Looking for some basic articles that describe the basic workflow in creating successful web sites. These can be the basics: design, interaction, content presentation, etc. Any help is apprec
Avid CEO change
by Oliver Peters 9 years ago
FWIW - Avid Announces Departure of CEO David Krall TEWKSBURY, Mass.--July 16, 2007--The board of directors of Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced that David Krall will step down from
Re: Avid CEO change
by Scott Witthaus 9 years ago
DS or FCP. Learn one.
Digital Photo settings
by Scott Witthaus 9 years ago
Hey all - I am doing a project that is taking hundreds of digital photos from different cameras (all very good resolutions) into a time line, and making a pseudo time lapse thing. Problem is that I am
Re: Digital Photo settings
by David Battistella 9 years ago
Contact me off board and I can let you know how to best manage this. David Peace and Love :)
"Planet Earth" - REAL high definition
by walter biscardi 9 years ago
So if anyone wants to really see what can be achieved in High Definition, be sure to watch Discovery's "Planet Earth" series in high definition. I'm pretty sure there were no HDV cameras used in this
Re: "Planet Earth" - REAL high definition
by Scott Witthaus 9 years ago
very pretty stuff, but I got tired of Sigourney Weaver telling me that "this is the first time the (insert your animal or mating ritual here) has been seen courtesy of new technology..." Kidding of co
OT - Photoshop Training Material
by Scott Witthaus 9 years ago
Hey all - I am going to be teaching a technology class next year that will involve the basics of everything from Photoshop to editing to Dreamweaver. I am hoping that each student will come to this gr
Re: OT - Photoshop Training Material
by Chris Poisson 9 years ago
Scott, There are at lest a dozen up-to-date PS books on the shelves at Barnes and Noble and Borders. I looked at a couple the other day just for grins, they all look good. But, if money were no object
FCP text issues
by jonjon_JHO 9 years ago
Im a student working on a senior project and ive run into issues with my titles and credits. Im trying to get smaller text and thing arent flowing easily. As I set up my text under the controls tab, t
Re: FCP text issues
by Scott Witthaus 9 years ago
FCP title tool is terrible. Check out Title 3D in the Boris menu. Much better quality, even though it is not WYSIWYG. sw Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Ric
HDV Codec
by Scott Witthaus 9 years ago
Hey all - I have been given a couple of QT movies that were done using the DV 1080i60 codec. I do not have this on my machine. Can this be downloaded from somewhere Thanks. sw
Re: HDV Codec
by Scott Witthaus 9 years ago
Thanks Ed. Thats why I am asking the question here. I have FCP and QTP but no joy. Audio plays but the screen stays white. Here is the codec info: HDV 1080i60, Integer (Big Endian), Timecode Channel C
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