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Just the Messinger...Vincent LaForets Blog today - FWIW.
by Bill Davis 1 day ago
http: blog.vincentlaforet.com Creator of XinTwo - http: www.xintwo.com The shortest path to FCP X mastery.
Re: Just the Messinger...Vincent LaForets Blog today - FWIW.
by Scott Witthaus 19 hours ago
Shane Ross "Long story short...The iMac Pro is only worth it if you use FCX. So the very expensive Mac really is only good for FCX." That's a bit of a simplification and not quite accurate. I think h
2 million plus users
by Michael Gissing 3 days ago
I was surprised to get an email from HitFilm announcing that their user base had hit 2.1 million. Given that Apple announced FCPX had hit 2 million users just 10 month ago, I was surprised at how much
Re: 2 million plus users
by Scott Witthaus 3 days ago
I wonder how many of those 2 million seats are from one buyer who downloads to more than one computer Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Visual Storyteller https: vimeo.com channels 1322525 Managing Partner
Why one user Switched to FCPX
by Steve Connor 7 days ago
Just saw this on FCP.co and thought I'd beat Bill and post it on here first A genuine, agenda free, video about the benefits of FCPX https: www.youtube.com watch time_continue=390&v=Yiik10ChG9Y "Tradi
Re: Why one user Switched to FCPX
by Scott Witthaus 6 days ago
Interesting video. A couple thing stood out to me: What this guy and video does illustrates just part of the huge and growing visual storytelling market out there. Is he a pro Hell yes he is a "profes
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Should FCPX be at IBC and NAB
by Oliver Peters 2 weeks ago
Good opinion piece by Peter Wiggins http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2037-if-apple-is-serious-about-the-pro-market-should-it-get-back-to-the-two-big-trade-shows Seems like he s acknowledging wh
Re: Should FCPX be at IBC and NAB
by Scott Witthaus 1 week ago
Tim Wilson "I know that this is a controversial position, though, so blast away. " Actually, I have the controversial position (and maybe Bill) and enjoy feeding the debate machine... Everything you
OTish: Lumaforge
by Scott Witthaus 2 weeks ago
Hey all - We are looking at replacing our aging Facillis Terrablock system with a Lumaforge shared system for up to 37 computers running X, Cinema 4D and the Adobe CC. If anyone has experience using L
Phillip Bloom goes to the dark side
by Claude Lyneis 2 months ago
With all the discussions of hack a Macs and advantages and disadvantages of the new iMacPro, I thought this video on using Adobe Premiere on a high powered pc workstation was interesting. A bit off to
Re: Phillip Bloom goes to the dark side
by Scott Witthaus 2 weeks ago
So the Premiere "infomercial" glow is wearing off a bit.... Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Visual Storyteller https: vimeo.com channels 1322525 Managing Partner, Low Country Creative LLC Professor, VCU
AVID project to latest FCPX- how?
by Kent Beeson 1 month ago
any easy way to take an AVID project to FCPX 10.4 then back to AVID after finished
Re: AVID project to latest FCPX- how?
by Scott Witthaus 1 month ago
Wow! Interesting. Might have to put Resolve in there somewhere. Can I ask why going to X and back to Avid Curious about the workflow. sw Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Visual Storyteller https: vimeo.co
Can't re-link files
by Kristin Kirby 1 month ago
Hi there, So I am using several different libraries for one project. I just tried to move several clips from the timeline of a project in library A to the timeline of a project in library B. Usually t
Re: Can't re-link files
by Scott Witthaus 1 month ago
Glad it worked. That certainly is not the way it should work! Are your Libraries spread across different drives Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Visual Storyteller https: vimeo.com channels 1322525 Managi
Issues adding transitions to project?
by James Robert 1 month ago
Hi, I have added about 15 video clips to my project, which runs to about 3 minutes in length. However, when I add transitions between each of the individual video components, it compresses and shorten
Re: Issues adding transitions to project?
by Scott Witthaus 1 month ago
How do you mean "shortens" Is there enough media on the head and tail of the clips to do a transition What kind of transitions are you applying Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Visual Storyteller https: v
No option to Share project (Export to Masterfile)
by Alan Langdon 2 months ago
FCP 10.3.4 I have been editing a 1080 project with 4k footage. Now I am trying to export a Quicktime file for the client to see a rough cut, but I do not get the option to Share. All th Share options
Re: No option to Share project (Export to Masterfile)
by Scott Witthaus 1 month ago
Alan Langdon "I have not tried reseting the prefs, how can I do this in FCPX " Hold Option-Command down while starting up FCPX. Hold until you see the dialogue box. Alan Langdon "So every time I open
Is there a CONSOLIDATE feature in FCP X?
by Ty Ford 1 month ago
Hi, I edited a half hour power point presentation and inserted live video and some VO. I had to add a lot of still frames to have the power point slides sync with the VO. The client has asked me to a
Re: Is there a CONSOLIDATE feature in FCP X?
by Scott Witthaus 1 month ago
Ty Ford "I think the VO video stream should be primary and his on camera should also be primary, letting me have the flexibility to cut the PP slides as needed." This is how I do these things as well
Nice Article/video from FCP.co
by Scott Witthaus 2 months ago
Cool, lesser-known features. Apologies if this has already been posted: http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro news 2027-some-of-the-lesserknown-new-features-in-final-cut-pro-10-4 Scott Witthaus Senior Editor
Can Shot Notes X create multiple favorites in a single clip?
by Carmi Weinzweig 2 months ago
I have an FCP X project and a CSV with the file names, Time Code In and Out points and notes on each clip. It seems that Shot Notes X would definitely match the notes to the files, but I have not seen
Re: Can Shot Notes X create multiple favorites in a single clip?
by Scott Witthaus 2 months ago
Took a good long look at the web site and the template provided and I don't see why it could not create multiple favorites from a single clip. That would be a significant oversight if it could not. sw
How are we all getting on with 10.4?
by Steve Connor 2 months ago
It certainly seems faster to me in day to day operations, I love the new CC controls, but I'm getting occasional crashes when I use them and I even had a kernel panic yesterday, something I haven't ha
Re: How are we all getting on with 10.4?
by Scott Witthaus 2 months ago
Getting along good. Using it with High Sierra. Loving the new color tools, but when I save out a correction animation to become a preset, is it normal for the preset to leave out the keyframe animatio
no more debate
by Ricardo Marty 9 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 6 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 6 months 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 6 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 11 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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Ronald Lindeboom liked this 1 year ago
Re: News: Adobe Unveils Sweeping Feature and Performance Updates to Adobe Creative Cloud Applications at IBC 2016
by Scott Witthaus 1 year 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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