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Scott Witthaus

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Blog: Day Three: Editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5
by walter biscardi 4 days 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 7 hours ago
walter biscardi " I had a long talk with Alexis Van Hurkman the other day and he said the biggest arguments whenever he and the engineers sit together is what is TRULY useful to the editor and colori
quicktime problems for adobe cc
by Ricardo Marty 2 weeks ago
All cc systens are compromised. Apple will not fix it and adobe hasnt offered a clue. Of course not being on the internet could mitigate posible damage but the creative cloud is internet http: fortune
Re: quicktime problems for adobe cc
by Scott Witthaus 2 weeks ago
Well, it's a simple fix. Adobe and Avid must stop developing for the PC and work with Macs only. Simple, right ;-) Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor
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So, did you do any early Christmas shopping?
by David Mathis 2 weeks ago
While waiting for an announcement on Color Finale, which should be huge, I decided to do a little early shopping this year. Just purchased Slice X along with Track X from Coremelt last week. Bought a
Re: So, did you do any early Christmas shopping?
by Scott Witthaus 2 weeks ago
David Mathis "Resolve looks somewhat interesting but still not a viable editor as of yet." I have the 12.5 public beta version and it's a lot better, in terms of responsiveness, than 10 and 11. All t
R12.5 beta Permissions errors
by Scott Witthaus 2 weeks 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
resolve 12.5 video
by Ricardo Marty 2 weeks ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=GVvObJV8ytQ looking good Ricardo Narty
Re: resolve 12.5 video
by Scott Witthaus 2 weeks ago
Well, I can say that the beta version of 12.5 is a far sight better in terms of basic editing performance. Having volume permissions problems all over the place that I did not have on R11, but I am li
Resolve 12.5
by David Mathis 2 weeks ago
A new version of Resolve has been announced today and is available as of today, in beta form of course. One thing that really got my attention is Fusuon Coonect feature. Send clips over to Fusion, com
Re: Resolve 12.5
by Scott Witthaus 2 weeks ago
Simon Ubsdell " "right click Send to Fusion" " Kind of like "Send To AE" or now "Share with Motion".... Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Bran
Send FCPX to Motion - coming soon from Automatic Duck
by Michael Hancock 2 weeks ago
Scott Simmons tweeted this out about 45 minutes ago: http: www.automaticduck.com #xsend-motion ---------------- Michael Hancock Editor
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Re: Send FCPX to Motion - coming soon from Automatic Duck
by Scott Witthaus 2 weeks ago
Very cool. Not quite Premiere-AE but a very nice step forward. Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
PremiumBeat: With Premiere Pro and FCPX on the Rise, Where Did Avid Go Wrong?
by Craig Seeman 3 weeks ago
Short but interesting article pointing out Avid's mistakes. Of course one may argue that Avid has no interest in competing in markets outside of Hollywood anymore but the article notes PremierePro and
Re: PremiumBeat: With Premiere Pro and FCPX on the Rise, Where Did Avid Go Wrong?
by Scott Witthaus 3 weeks ago
Andrew Kimery "If Apple released FCP8 (retooled with new features such as 64-bit, GPU acceleration, redone multicam, background processing, etc., basically X but with a familiar GUI) then I doubt any
SD card/FCPX import issue
by Scott Witthaus 4 weeks ago
Hey all - I had a team of students come to me with a problem they were having with AVCHD footage shot on a Sony HXR-70U. Upon importing (directly from the card, so no changes were made to the file fol
Re: SD card/FCPX import issue
by Scott Witthaus 4 weeks ago
Thanks Jeremy - I certainly think that could be the case. Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Paste into secondary storyline
by Scott Witthaus 2 months ago
Is there a method to copy clips from one project timeline and paste them into a secondary storyline in another project Thanks in advance. Scott Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor
Re: Paste into secondary storyline
by Mike Warmels 2 months ago
Ah wow... even faster! thanks!
File: Premiere Weirdness
by Scott Witthaus 2 months ago
mp4 file Playhead lag in viewer https: f1.creativecow.net 9835 premiere-weirdness
Keyframing Problem
by Harry Katz 2 months ago
I am having trouble keyframing when zooming and panning. About 15 seconds into the clip I want to start the zoom and pan, and end 9 seconds later. I put in the first key at 15 seconds, at 100%, showin
Re: Keyframing Problem
by Scott Witthaus 2 months ago
Did you open the video animation on the clip in the timeline to see if there are any "rogue" keyframes that accidentally were added Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Ed
Power Point slides look sharp until I play on the timeline ,then they blur just a little.
by Ty Ford 3 months ago
I'm rendering to see how a .mov looks, but any help to keep the graphics sharp would be appreciated. This is for a webinar, so, small screens. Thanks, Ty Ford Want better production audio : Ty Ford 's
Re: Power Point slides look sharp until I play on the timeline ,then they blur just a little.
by Scott Witthaus 3 months ago
It's under the View dropdown menu at the top right. Choose Better Quality. Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Semi-OT: Archive drives
by Scott Witthaus 3 months ago
Hey all - In the early planning stages of doing a 60 minute doc. I am backing every camera card up to one or two drives for safe keeping. Any suggestions on what products are best for this Won't be ed
Re: Semi-OT: Archive drives
by Scott Witthaus 3 months ago
Thanks Mark - The long-term LTO solution will be a decision the producer will make after the edit is done. I am looking for solid drives that I can back up camera cards to (and perhaps the FCPX Librar
Group Events in Folder?
by Scott Witthaus 4 months ago
Any way to take a bunch of events and put them in one folder or I am doing a bunch of tags for a series of spots and I would like to just see the event for captioned masters that are ready for tagging
Re: Group Events in Folder?
by Scott Witthaus 4 months ago
Thank you Oliver! That will work just fine for what I need. sw Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
What am I missing here.
by Scott Witthaus 5 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 5 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 5 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 10 months 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 9 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months ago
If you enable time remapping, they disappear.
M4V Audio monitoring
by Scott Witthaus 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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
Import Question
by Scott Witthaus 1 year ago
I am working with a bunch of 4k footage shot on an FS700. When working in FCPX, I can easily filter out all the unnecessary files and sub folders on this camera card (lots of sub folders for shots and
Re: Import Question
by Scott Witthaus 1 year ago
The Prelude route sounds very clunky but thanks for the heads up. As far as the media browser it seems whenever there is a folder, Pr wants to make a bin. Feature request: "Ignore folders on import",
Adobe CFO: our way or....
by David Miller 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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
R11.1 versus beta
by Scott Witthaus 2 years ago
Hey all - Very new at Resolve, very old at NLE's. I am learning R11.1 (the public beta) and finding that the playback on a tricked out 2013 MacPro is terrible. Is this a setting issue or will the rele
Re: R11.1 versus beta
by Scott Witthaus 2 years ago
Nothing special. AVCHD. I am suspecting a setting somewhere. Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
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 2 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 2 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
HD output from FCP. Graphics look soft in DVDSP 16x9 SD.
by Scott Witthaus 5 years ago
Taking a 1280 x 720 29.97 HD Sequence (Consisting of text over still images) from Final Cut Pro exporting as current settings export looks fine with image and type sharp. When importing into DVD Studi
Re: HD output from FCP. Graphics look soft in DVDSP 16x9 SD.
by Filip Kubiš 5 years ago
Scott Witthaus " When importing into DVD Studio Pro as 16 x 9 SD Letterbox project" Do I understand it You are importing HD footage directly into DVDSP No compression via Compressor Nothing like that
Audio effects: no effect
by Scott Witthaus 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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
Rollover images to Lightbox
by Scott Witthaus 7 years ago
Hey all - is there a way to link a rollover image to a Lightbox Gallery Getting conflicting info. Thanks Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Bran
Re: Rollover images to Lightbox
by Abraham Chaffin 7 years ago
Yes you can. Simply insert your rollover image using dreamweaver and then you can put the rel='lightbox' on the "a" tag. Of course you need the proper javascript files on the page for it to work. Abra
Web site link on image displayed in Lightbox Gallery
by Scott Witthaus 7 years ago
Hey all - I want to add a link to a website ON an image that is being displayed in a Lightbox Gallery. Anyone heard of this All help appreciated. Scott Witthaus Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Produ
Re: Web site link on image displayed in Lightbox Gallery
by Richard Williams 7 years ago
Yes, Simple click on the image from within dreamweaver, and then in the links properties pannel at the bottom of the page, type the address of the page that you want to link to in exactly the same way
Linking a Lightbox to a hot spot on image
by Scott Witthaus 7 years ago
is there a way to do this efficiently A student wants to create a background and then use a hotspot for a Lightbox display of images. Thanks in advance. sw
Re: Linking a Lightbox to a hot spot on image
by Scott Witthaus 7 years ago
yes. Bringing in a jpeg as an image map. She wants to use hot spots to link to a Lightbox display of her work. Not working. Thanks. ScottScott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 In
lightbox java
by Neil Bradley 8 years ago
I have recently downloaded Lightbox JS v2.03 for use in a site I am designing in DM. I have read through the instructions carefully few times and tried to make the java work however there are a few ar
Re: lightbox java
by Scott Witthaus 8 years ago
I have done that but the image file names are still showing up as links on the page. Click any one and I can view the entire gallery. I am looking for one link on my page that when clicked, will refer
Lightbox Image Group Name
by Scott Witthaus 8 years ago
He all - Newbie. I am using Lightbox to create a gallery of images, however as I enter each new image into a group, each image name shows up on the page. They play as one image group, but I just want
Re: Lightbox Image Group Name
by Abraham Chaffin 8 years ago
Refer to this page: http: www.dynamicdrive.com dynamicindex4 lightbox2 index.htm Also you might post the URL of the page you are dealing with so that we can take a closer look at your code to diagnose
"re-defining" a site
by Scott Witthaus 8 years ago
ok, newbie question and I think a simple one. I came back to work last week and my IT guy had a shiny new MacPro at my desk. He transferred all my files over and things went along well. But, when I tr
Re: "re-defining" a site
by Abraham Chaffin 8 years ago
Go to the Site menu Manage Sites and fill out the wizard form - change the location of the site folder when you get to that step.Abraham
GoLive to Dreamweaver
by Scott Witthaus 8 years ago
Hey all - A while back I remember a Adobe tutorial that went through the steps of taking a GoLive web site and migrating it over to Dreamweaver. Cannot seem to find it now, and that migration is the p


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