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Shawn Larkin

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February 13th 2008
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Is there a Title Text Automation App for FCPX?
by Shawn Larkin 7 months ago
Hello, Our company has to credit a lot of media we use. Virtually all the clips we use are named appropriately for their respective titles. Is there any kind of App or Utility for FCPX the can automat
Re: Is there a Title Text Automation App for FCPX?
by Andreas Kiel 7 months ago
Hello Shawn, As far as I know there is no app like that. But I'm working on an app which more or less does what you need. If you're interested in it drop me a mail at kiel (at) spherico.com - Andreas
FCPX NAS / SAN Solution?
by Shawn Larkin 1 year ago
I work for a facility that is happily editing on FCPX yes, FCPX using Shared Storage from a MacPro Atto R680 to switched clients via GbE SMB. HOWEVER, we are growing and want a solution that plays bet
Re: FCPX NAS / SAN Solution?
by Shawn Larkin 1 year ago
Many thanks indeed, Bob.
OT: Do you plan to add Fusion as part of workflow?
by David Mathis 2 years ago
Now that Fusion is getting closer to a Mac OS X release, a few simple questions. Will you use it in your workflow What for As an example, something like processing or enhancing stills. Granted, not ev
Re: OT: Do you plan to add Fusion as part of workflow?
by Shawn Larkin 2 years ago
As soon as it becomes a bottom tab in Davinci Resolve, I'll jump right on and dump AE.
Resolve 11 What is your plan?
by David Mathis 3 years ago
I knew that Black Magic would pull the rabbit out of the hat again but the news about Resolve 11 was just plain awesome. I will still stay with X, not going to abandon ship. Just curious as to who mig
Re: Resolve 11 What is your plan?
by Shawn Larkin 3 years ago
Yes, it's a nightmare. Until it's not. No one really knows what the deal is with collaboration in R11 until they use it. I care more about the dit editor mgfx compositor colorist "one man band" functi
PixelConduit (Conduit v3) -- now free, and with support for FCPX
by Walter Soyka 4 years ago
FCP.co has a story link on the PixelConduit app link -- now free(!). From the article: What makes the app interesting to us is the use of a node based model which will be familiar to anybody who has u
Re: PixelConduit (Conduit v3) -- now free, and with support for FCPX
by Shawn Larkin 4 years ago
Hi Puali, Pixel Conduit is a rather impressive piece of software that was on my radar a while back. I read your blog post about your decision to give it away and I wanted to say think you for your gen
Service: Shawn Larkin
by Shawn Larkin 4 years ago
Los Angeles California, United States Post Production Shawn Larkin Editing I have a background in many areas of production and post-production. Currently, I serve as the Head of Production and Lead Ed
How many hours / years before you replace a drive set?
by Shawn Larkin 5 years ago
Is there a standard for when you swap out say 16 drives in a a rackmount We use an ATTO 380 RAID Card and a 2006 MacPro and 16 Hitachi Enterprise Class (Ultrastars) Drives that have been spinning for
Re: How many hours / years before you replace a drive set?
by Shawn Larkin 5 years ago
This is all great information. When I runs SMART, I see a ton of figures and columns. What is the key columns and figures (and how do I interpret them)
Sharing FCPX projects
by Bruce Wittman 5 years ago
Hello All-knowing editors! I am looking for a FCPX work flow for sharing editing projects between two long distance editors. As senior editor, I use an external hard drive for all my media (video, sti
Re: Sharing FCPX projects
by Shawn Larkin 5 years ago
Although FCPX is very different than FCP7, most of the logic will carry over for sharing: You both need to have the same exact media to work from; what drives they are on and that kind of thing doesn'
Some Initial Observations and Recommendations
by Shawn Larkin 5 years ago
I'll post on the Area boards as well: 1) When editing with linked selections on for groups in the timeline, I feel that all selections should work the same as FCP7 -- especially since most shortcuts a
Re: Some Initial Observations and Recommendations
by Shawn Larkin 5 years ago
Thanks Fred, I replied to your reply with details. However to summarize the "overall" larger point: I m curious why there are many FCP7 shortcuts and workflow ideas applied to SMAC 2013, but not all h
Smoke on a SAN?
by Jeremy Garchow 5 years ago
Anyone running Smoke on a SAN yet Jeremy
Re: Smoke on a SAN?
by Shawn Larkin 5 years ago
These are all great points. I think Autodesk is a ways away from recommending SMAC for true collaboration editorial. I mean, they have so much to do just to go to market -- I've had a lot of crashes a
Creating a finish editorial TV Commercial using all of Smoke tools with SFX.
by Jonathan Thomas 5 years ago
Hi All, Great job on rolling out the tutorials. But, I would love to see a full fledge tutorial on editing a 30 sec TV commercial. Using all of Smoke tools together. Stepping out of one and when to us
Re: Creating a finish editorial TV Commercial using all of Smoke tools with SFX.
by Shawn Larkin 5 years ago
I was at AutoDesk (Discreet) in Montreal 4 - 5 years ago finishing a project with some artists and I wanted to become a Smoke Flame artist since I had to rely on others to do my finishing and seeing t
Best Way To Give Feedback ?
by Shawn Larkin 5 years ago
I know CC is being looked at and the new Smoke Wiki and Crash Logs can be sent. Is there a definitive "best" place to make suggestions for features, improvements, and bug fixes
Re: Best Way To Give Feedback ?
by Brian Mulligan 5 years ago
They are monitoring both here and on the-area.com Smoke forums The splash screen on Smoke 2013 will get you there. Brian Mulligan Senior Editor - Autodesk Smoke WTHR-TV Indianapolis,IN, USA Twitter: @
Is there a way to create and distribute simple motion GFX templates in Smoke 2013?
by Shawn Larkin 5 years ago
One of the fundamental disappointments we have in all other applications outside of FCP, it the ease of deploying animated lower thirds on the timeline. The way Apple Motion allows you to "publish" an
Re: Is there a way to create and distribute simple motion GFX templates in Smoke 2013?
by Shawn Larkin 5 years ago
Thanks Guys, I've been testing the download all day. Very similar to FCP in so many ways. (I don't know why you can't play 2x + speed when hitting the J or L keys multiple times, but otherwise I feel
Can PP CS6 create proxy media upon import?
by Shawn Larkin 5 years ago
I know the PP is renowned for being able to edit "anything" natively. And that is great. However, if I want to work with files that ought to be transcoded -- obscure codecs like XVID or DIVX and beefy
Re: Can PP CS6 create proxy media upon import?
by Shawn Larkin 5 years ago
Do you know if you can setup watch folders with Prelude And is it available to install on multiple machines with a single license since Producers, Assistants, and Media Wranglers, would have the most
Followup on my post about disk images
by Andreas Kiel 5 years ago
Probably everybody knows why those Disk Images are an important part of the FCPX workflow. There are some tutorials out there for a while how to create them using Disk Utility and or Terminal. I thoug
Re: Followup on my post about disk images
by Shawn Larkin 5 years ago
Thanks for posting this. It's very useful.
PP CS6 Supported Features?
by Shawn Larkin 5 years ago
Does anyone know if PP CS6 can now: 1) Edit compressed audio (AAC, AC3) without creating cache files 2) Edit H.264 well on a supported Open CL ATI MacBook Pro 3) Have an easy way to incorporate animat
Re: PP CS6 Supported Features?
by Shawn Larkin 5 years ago
Thanks for the reply Alex. I looked at the script. It's an ok solution. If there is anything I can do to convince you to make that Cowtorial, please let me know. As of now, this is probably the only d
Simple Thunderbolt to Ethernet solution (Yeah, right!)
by PJ Palomaki 5 years ago
Right, here goes. We're a production company working with H.264, ProRes 422 & 422 (HQ) workflow mainly on about 3 heavy(ish) duty edit stations plus 4-6 office traffic machines. We've decided to go wi
Re: Simple Thunderbolt to Ethernet solution (Yeah, right!)
by Shawn Larkin 5 years ago
There are a host of connectors that ATTO is rolling out for Thunderbolt. I would consider using this: http: www.attotech.com products product.php cat=16&scat=32&sku=TLNT-1102-D00 ...to plug a Mac Mini
Any Xsan users?
by John Heagy 5 years ago
I've been experimenting with the "Add Xsan Location" as a replacement for our current FCP7 finder based project folders. The idea of one Xsan location containing all projects is not feasible. Add to t
Re: Any Xsan users?
by Shawn Larkin 5 years ago
Hi John, Can you confirm that you can't have multiple users mounted to the same Xsan FCPX Event at the same time From what I understand, you can't have multiple users opening the same FCPX Project at
Avid Network AND Codec / Format Support?
by Shawn Larkin 5 years ago
We're looking to jump off of Final Cut Pro finally. I've been testing Adobe Premiere Pro, which is very comparable, but has a few major drawbacks. Being an Avid Editor (a long time ago) I've been wait
Re: Avid Network AND Codec / Format Support?
by Shawn Larkin 5 years ago
That was all the information I needed. Much appreciated, Shane :)
What's going on when Premiere Pro is "Conforming" new media and can I stop / alter this?
by Shawn Larkin 5 years ago
I get this may be a silly question, but here's the deal: Say I have an old school SD (DV NTSC) timeline. And I've found some random B-Roll from a different codec file type -- like an H.264 MP4. Upon i
Re: What's going on when Premiere Pro is "Conforming" new media and can I stop / alter this?
by Shawn Larkin 5 years ago
Thanks for the replies. This is helpful and ironic. Firstly, I do think the Mercury Playback Engine ought to be able to decode compressed audio (usually AAC) in realtime without rendering out a media
Advanced Installation Requirements / Possiblities
by Shawn Larkin 5 years ago
We're switching from Final Cut to Production Premium CS 5.5. So this question actually covers all those programs. But I figured most of the PP use Production Premium or at least AE and Photoshop. Basi
Re: Advanced Installation Requirements / Possiblities
by Shawn Larkin 5 years ago
From past experience, with all the updates over the course of a release, how much more space (than 21 GBs) will I need 2 GBs more Thanks Again.
UltraStudio 3D could have scope output?
by Shawn Larkin 6 years ago
It occurred to me that you could drive a pro monitor via SDI out of this device AND ALSO a cheap lcd monitor via DisplayPort functioning as a display for meters -- the same way the UltraScope works. W
Setting System Preferences To Internal SSD
by Shawn Larkin 6 years ago
For years, I've managed my media with FCP (and all the other FCS Apps) pointing to a fast external drive RAID. Now, I'm considering keeping everything pointed to my MBP's new internal SSD. I just got
Re: Setting System Preferences To Internal SSD
by Shawn Larkin 6 years ago
Thanks Scott. I have only found that certain SSDs had problems running ProApps in the past. Anything new SSD formatted HFS+ should be fine under OS X 10.6.7. I think what I am getting at is more of an
ProRes Resolution Limitations...
by Shawn Larkin 6 years ago
I read in Gary's Alexa "Digital Age..." Review: ARRIRAW records at 2880x1620 pixels, while the uncompressed output and the ProRes internal captures are limited to 1920x1080. Gary (or anyone else), do
Re: ProRes Resolution Limitations...
by Shawn Larkin 6 years ago
The point is not to use Arri Raw, which translates to creating enormous, cumbersome files recorded onset and big pipeline issues to deal with in post. The gained latitude and color accuracy does not o
Shooting Alexa 2.35/1 with Spherical Lenses
by Shawn Larkin 6 years ago
I'm not particularly fond of Anamorphic Lens attributes. I'm toying with the idea of shooting my next project on Alexa with Spherical Lenses and simply cropping to the 2.35(40) 1 frame. Aside from los
Re: Shooting Alexa 2.35/1 with Spherical Lenses
by Shawn Larkin 6 years ago
FYI: The vast majority of theaters in the world still project 35mm. And you get these choices with a non-4x3 film frame: 1) Hard Matte in 1.85 or 1.66 using Spherical Lenses 2) Full Projection Area us
ALEXA vs. RED?
by Pat McGowan 7 years ago
Anyone
Re: ALEXA vs. RED?
by Shawn Larkin 7 years ago
Gary, I think you misunderstood my post. You HAVE TO DeBayer with RED. You do not with Alexa since the camera is doing this on the fly to ProRes. That = Better to me. The ProRes 422 HQ and 4444 Codecs
More HDMI output options...
by Shawn Larkin 8 years ago
Right now the Decklink HD Extreme has some amazing functionality. But I would like to output: 10 bit YCbCr 444 and 422 (up to 2K) over HDMI 10 bit RGB (up to 2K) over HDMI From what I understand this
Snow Leopard 10, 12, 16 bit Color Support Update?
by Shawn Larkin 8 years ago
Hi All, I've posted before asking if anyone had any information about 10.6 having 10, 12, and 16 bit Color Support--since Windows 7 will have this. This is so we can use computer monitors to look at h
Will Snow Leopard Support 10, 12, and 16 bit GFX?
by Shawn Larkin 8 years ago
This is important to us who want to critically monitor images off of LCD monitors over DVI or mini Display port. I know that Microsoft's Windows 7 does have full OS support of 10, 12. and 16 bit color
Re: Will Snow Leopard Support 10, 12, and 16 bit GFX?
by Shawn Larkin 8 years ago
Well, I'm thinking that some developers in the loop might know with all the Betas going out lately. Maybe I should post on the developer site (which I otherwise don't really have much to contribute to
Need Apple Color Colorist with Solid Compositing/Photoshop Background
by Shawn Larkin 9 years ago
I'm prepping a film for Cannes and all the other great festivals. This is for a short "indie" film. However, it has an unsurpassed level of quality in Production and Post. And the film is actually rea
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