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Scott Witthaus

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Best FCP training for intermediate user?
by Jenn Lindsay 4 days ago
Hi folks! The good news is, I keep getting editing work. The bad news is, I've been using FCP intuitively for a long time (version 6 since 2005, now version X for about a year) and I suspect that ther
Re: Best FCP training for intermediate user?
by Scott Witthaus 2 days ago
Ripple first, Lynda.com soon after that. Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
10.2 update
by Tom Sefton 7 days ago
Just made the update after sitting around waiting for confirmation that all was well. The performance leap with RED and 4K ProRes footage is quite simply jaw dropping. Very impressive, especially leap
Re: 10.2 update
by Scott Witthaus 4 days ago
Aindreas Gallagher "Admitting there is a problem is the first step in beginning to move on. Brave step." ...says the man who does not use the product.... Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production
clip shows sound wave, but no sound is played
by James Wood 1 week ago
I have a clip in which I can see an audio wave, but I can't hear any sound. The audio wave appears grayed out. My other clips are fine, I can hear them and I see the audio wave more clearly. I've atte
Re: clip shows sound wave, but no sound is played
by Scott Witthaus 6 days ago
Hi James - I had the same thing happen to me. Was banging my head against the wall trying to hear audio, that I could see as a waveform, that never was on the camera file. Irritating FCPX does that. L
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Are NLEs like bicycles?
by Andrew Kimery 2 weeks ago
This one is for you, Bill. Step 1. Watch this 8 minute video about learning how to ride bike where the handlebar movement has been reversed (left turns you right, right turns you left). http: dailylik
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Re: Are NLEs like bicycles?
by Scott Witthaus 2 weeks ago
Charlie Austin "Sure, there's the occasional KB shortcut mixup, but it's really no big deal." Exactly. Doing work in Premiere recently was familiar and easy as was the "learning curve". If ya know 7
The Heading for this forum Needs to change...
by Dean Neal 3 weeks ago
Sometimes I think this forum should be recalled "FCPX - The Opportunity for Adobe to Exploit"... Surely its time to simply just call it - Apple FCPX Or can we counter-create: Premiere Pro - FCP7 re-ba
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Re: The Heading for this forum Needs to change...
by Scott Witthaus 2 weeks ago
Steve Connor "If it has to be changed how about "Apple FCPX Discussion"" Why have FCPX in it al all I mean, I think Premiere is really a slow, old, poor product that seemingly has no hope of crawling
Very OT: i can't realy explain how much I hate Apple right now.
by Herb Sevush 3 weeks ago
My ipod classic just died in a bout of owner stupidity when I left my sun roof open during a rain storm. I have excuses: exhaustion, long trip -- but yeah, I'm an ultra-maroon and I'm in a mess of my
Re: Very OT: i can't realy explain how much I hate Apple right now.
by Scott Witthaus 2 weeks ago
Herb Sevush " I need to know that if the apocalypse comes, as long as I can find electricity, I can listen to Otis Redding." Words of wisdom.... Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Superviso
Append edit?
by Nicholas Zimmerman 3 weeks 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 weeks 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
Speaker not playing back FCPX properly. Plays itunes OK so its not a speaker problem
by Liz Lewis 3 weeks ago
My speaker used to play back FCPX OK, but suddenly it's not playing the sound very well, but the speaker is fine because it plays music OK. The sound through the headphones is also OK. Is there a sett
Re: Speaker not playing back FCPX properly. Plays itunes OK so its not a speaker problem
by Scott Witthaus 3 weeks ago
Just a wild thought but can this be a "44k 48k in the same project" problem But why would it sound good in the headphones Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Pr
Is there any sort of equivalent of a dropper with color correction in X if you have something in your shot you know is white or black?
by Noam Osband 4 weeks ago
I know with FCP 7 and other programs, if you know something in your shot is a particular color, you can use the eyedropper to set the white balance for the shot. It doesn't seem like that exists in FC
Re: Is there any sort of equivalent of a dropper with color correction in X if you have something in your shot you know is white or black?
by Scott Witthaus 4 weeks ago
Hi Kathy - Are you on 10.2 Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
3D apparently isn't hurting plugin makers...
by Charlie Austin 4 weeks ago
motionVFX in particular. Seems like it's opened up a whole new environment in which to build cool things like this: https: vimeo.com 127015527 EDIT: So... i bought it. Holy sh*t. ---------------------
Re: 3D apparently isn't hurting plugin makers...
by Scott Witthaus 4 weeks ago
Aindreas Gallagher "FCPX is the world's last best joke in terms of keyframing, and you're all left blinking and trying to ignore it" hmmm, doing PrCC work now and I can say the same thing about Pr's
Adjusting Title Position: Do I have to open the title tool each time?
by Scott Witthaus 1 month 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 month 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
A trip to Resolve Land
by Scott Witthaus 1 month ago
Hey all - For those who round trip to Resolve for color; do you usually "clean up" your timeline before the export the XML I am sending a spot out for color and thought it might be a bit easier for th
Re: A trip to Resolve Land
by Scott Witthaus 1 month ago
Yes, R11. Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Import Question
by Scott Witthaus 2 months 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 2 months 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",
Article: Open Letter to Companies Exhibiting at the NAB Show
by Kylee Wall 3 months ago
NAB Show Open Letter to Companies Exhibiting at the NAB Show "Trade show exhibitors are all competing to be the loudest, shiniest and sexiest," says Creative COW Contributing Editor Kylee W
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Re: @Bob Zelin
by Scott Witthaus 2 months ago
Lance Bachelder "Thanks for being a sane voice of reason Bob." Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Adobe CFO: our way or....
by David Miller 5 months 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 months 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
CS6 Playhead Weirdness
by Scott Witthaus 5 months ago
Working on PP CS6 on a 2013 Mac Pro, totally tricked out. When I drag the playhead around the timeline and then let go the playhead, on it's own accord, mimics that movement and then settles back to w
Playback performance issues
by Scott Witthaus 6 months 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 6 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
Very cool. Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Avid Connect at NAB
by brian waz 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 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 2 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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
What Quicktime format from HDV
by Scott Witthaus 7 years ago
Hey all - Latest version of DVDSP. For one client I edit (in FCP) a lot of HDV, either 720 24p or 1080i 60. Sometimes a mixture. When I output a QT with Current Settings, DVDSP will not allow me to us
Mixed resolutions, ratios
by Scott Witthaus 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 years ago
DS or FCP. Learn one.
Digital Photo settings
by Scott Witthaus 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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
Delete QT's after compression
by Scott Witthaus 9 years ago
Hey all - to save drive space, can I delete the original QT files after DVDSP does the compression to MPEG Thanks in advance.Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor Greybox, LLC Richmo
Re: Delete QT's after compression
by John Steventon 9 years ago
Can I quickly add to this that you take one last look that you got the interlacing the right way round If you're just viewing from a display while you're making the DVD, you may not see the interlacin
really small buttons
by Scott Witthaus 9 years ago
Hey all - I am creating extremely small, invisible buttons that will go over text on a .jpg created by a client. When I go the the inspector for the button and try to lower the height of the button, i
Re: really small buttons
by Scott Witthaus 9 years ago
invisible meaning no text from DVSP. Just hot spots over already composed menu frames. They created a list of buttons in PS and I need to make them active via DVDSP. Thanks! Is there a zoom function S
Multiple Codecs on the Same Timeline??? Yes!
by Sean ONeil 10 years ago
Well this is a surprise with FCP5. 10-bit Uncompressed Easy Setup. 10-bit Uncompressed sequence. I threw down a DV clip in the sequence. I got an orange bar - not a red one. And it plays back fine out
Re: Multiple Codecs on the Same Timeline??? Yes!
by Scott Witthaus 10 years ago
Do these all need to be rendered out for playback or will the card handle it in real time from the timeline
cross platform
by Scott Witthaus 10 years ago
Hey all - Is there a preference setting or anything else that ensures cross platform play I am having trouble getting a DVD to play on a Windows XP machines. Thanks in advance.
Re: cross platform
by Todd Beabout 10 years ago
I don't believe that DVD's are any particular platform at all. There is no such thing as a Mac or PC video DVD that I know of. Your problem probably has something to do with encoding. A rule of thumb
Export Menu Still Image?
by Scott Witthaus 10 years ago
Hey all - Is there a way to export a still image of a menu so that I may e-mail it to a client for approval Thanks in advance.
Re: Export Menu Still Image?
by WTS(JManz) 10 years ago
Drag your menu background to a track (temporarily), click to select the chapter 1 mark on the track. On the bottom right hand side is the inspector window, you can click to save a still (representing


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