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Sierra info
by Oliver Peters 1 week ago
For those willing to the the plunge: http: arstechnica.com apple 2016 09 macos-10-12-sierra-the-ars-technica-review 1 - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.
Re: Sierra info
by Scott Witthaus 6 hours ago
a little OT here. For grins, I upgraded to Sierra on a non-edit essential Mac Book Air 2014. All is good, but now the fans run out of control (long after indexing should be done). Activity Monitor sho
Can't "INSERT EDIT" in Final Cut Pro X
by Maribeth Abrams 1 week ago
HELP! I can drag a clip down to the end of the timeline, and I can drag a clip down to REPLACE a clip already in the timeline, but I'm suddenly unable to drag a clip down to place BETWEEN two other cl
Re: Can't "INSERT EDIT" in Final Cut Pro X
by Scott Witthaus 1 week ago
Maribeth Abrams "I always had the option of either adding it as a new clip or replacing an old clip with it. " I depends where you drag it. If you are on top of the clip and it highlights, you get th
Why can't X "open last project" at startup?
by Bob Woodhead 1 week ago
Open a Library, it should load the last modified project. Does X use some random number generator to decide what project to open when a Library loads Or perhaps it knows what project you DON'T need op
Re: Why can't X "open last project" at startup?
by Scott Witthaus 1 week ago
Yeah, that bugs me too. Can never figure out the rhyme or reason it picks what it picks! Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Article: “Before I forget: don’t wear any underwear.”
by Tim Wilson 1 week ago
Field Production Before I forget: don t wear any underwear. Before coming to Creative COW, before his lives in product marketing and product management at Avid and Boris FX, Creative COW Editor-in-Ch
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Re: “Before I forget: don’t wear any underwear.”
by Scott Witthaus 1 week ago
Funny! I was just talking to an old production buddy of mine the other day, marvelling at the crazy stuff we did a freelance shooters and producers. Sometimes the jobs didn't pay well, but when you lo
Will FCX be around for a while?
by Glenn Payne 2 weeks ago
Hi guys, I'm about to invest in a nice imac and I'm planning to use fcx. I'm just wondering what the word on the street is about fcx. I'm willing to dive into the magnetic timeline world, but I'm just
Re: Will FCX be around for a while?
by Scott Witthaus 1 week ago
Herb Sevush "Only if your a newbie," Wrong. If you're an "old-bie" FCPX can still be learned very easily. The tough part is to let the old way go and use the software the way it was designed. Don't t
Title Opacity issue.
by Scott Witthaus 2 weeks ago
Wondering if anyone has seen or is seeing this: Working on a seven minute teaser for a doc to be cut next summer. Interviews and titles (lower third title template) were cut in and everything looks co
Re: Title Opacity issue.
by Scott Witthaus 1 week ago
built in fade handles. Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Nearly invisible audio waveform mystery!
by Jenn Lindsay 2 weeks ago
Greetings, geniuses! Several months ago I filmed a bunch of interviews and broll for an industrial documentary. I'm a one man band with my shooting lighting audio interviewing and I've only recently s
Re: Nearly invisible audio waveform mystery!
by Scott Witthaus 2 weeks ago
Robin S. Kurz "Er no. If there is in fact ZERO audio, then it will of course not show anything either" Er, yes. At least you can tell my project that when it happened. The "ghost" waveform seems to h
OT: Interesting lawsuit
by Scott Witthaus 2 weeks ago
Careful how you edit: http: www.richmond.com news virginia article_8ceda5d1-2e15-52e5-aed7-638b4f81ca8f.html Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU
Re: OT: Interesting lawsuit
by Martin Curtis 2 days ago
It happened to Homer; it can happen to you. https: m.youtube.com watch v=qEGFaOeUm2A
News: Adobe Unveils Sweeping Feature and Performance Updates to Adobe Creative Cloud Applications at IBC 2016
by Cow News Droid 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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
why would anyone want to use FCPX (SERIOUS discussion - no bashing)
by Michael Paul 4 weeks ago
I do NOT want to attack or insult any FCPX editor here - I am just curious and I believe people do things for a reason. So why do you use FCPX What are your reasons What's great about it I have starte
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Re: why would anyone want to use FCPX (SERIOUS discussion - no bashing)
by Scott Witthaus 3 weeks ago
Michael Paul "Also you might open my eyes where I am like OH WOW I never thought of it that way. " Most, if not al,l of the people on this thread use or have used multiple NLE's. So we have been ther
linking effect parameters between clips
by Juan Lesta 1 month ago
Hi! I'm looking for a way to link the parameters of an effect to other clips. For example, a way to apply colour correction to a clip, and to link this effect parameters to more clips in a way that if
Re: linking effect parameters between clips
by Scott Witthaus 4 weeks ago
Juan Lesta "I know FCPX is not a good tool for colour grading," I respectfully disagree. Between the built-in CC and tools like Color Finale, you can do a whole helluva lot. If you are still needing,
After Effects users, are you happy?
by Jeremy Garchow 4 weeks ago
I don't know about you, but Ae feels pretty messy. I get a lot of weird crashing, a lot of indecipherable errors, a constant battle with the new caching system (although when it works, it is good), an
Re: After Effects users, are you happy?
by Scott Witthaus 4 weeks ago
Walter Soyka "but you have to jump to the flow graph to get at the compositing structure. " Avid DS had node-based compositing and effects inside a track based NLE. Loved it. Certainly better than th
Credits are the bane of my existence - OT rant
by Herb Sevush 1 month ago
Ladies and gentlemen - this should not be so hard. Broadcast productions need credits which need specialized formatting which is made essential by the fact that they grow ever longer as producer's han
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Re: Credits are the bane of my existence - OT rant
by Scott Witthaus 1 month ago
Is it just me (and I don't have to do credits for commercial and short form marketing work) that feels it's kind of crazy to have to use 3 different software packages to do credits Or is that normal f
A bridge too far?
by Oliver Peters 3 months 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 1 month 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 months 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 1 month 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 1 month ago
PP CC 2015 v 10.3.0 (202) Build - DON'T UPGRADE if you color correct
by Chris Smith 2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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
Blog: Making the Switch to X - A Comparative Study
by Charlie Austin 5 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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Re: Making the Switch to X - A Comparative Study
by Scott Witthaus 5 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
Blog: Day Three: Editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5
by walter biscardi 5 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
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Re: Blog: Day Three: Editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5
by Scott Witthaus 5 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 5 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 7 months ago
mp4 file Playhead lag in viewer https: f1.creativecow.net 9835 premiere-weirdness
What am I missing here.
by Scott Witthaus 10 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 10 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 10 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 3 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 3 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
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