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Simon Ubsdell

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quicktime problems for adobe cc
by Ricardo Marty 1 month 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 Walter Soyka 1 day ago
Update: "Today we re pleased to announce that Adobe has been able to accelerate work that was already in progress to support native reading of ProRes. This new capability is fully licensed and certifi
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 1 day ago
Motion path and snap alignment to motion for changed timing (Motion 5.2.2)
by Peter Silie 2 days ago
I'm trying to move a shape along a spline. I inserted a shape, created a spline, added Motion path and "snap alignment to motion" to the shape object. Now I want to "resize" the time for completely mo
Re: Motion path and snap alignment to motion for changed timing (Motion 5.2.2)
by Simon Ubsdell 1 day ago
From now till the end of the month there is 40% off all Ripple Training Motion tutorials - I would strongly recommend that you have a look at the Getting Started video. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions
X to the rescue again...
by Bill Davis 6 days ago
Interesting new story on FCP.co about more top tier Hollywood FCP X stuff - this time in the 360VR space. Quote that caught my eye... "When we were working on the Fast & Furious ride for Universal Stu
Re: X to the rescue again...
by Walter Soyka 2 days ago
Joe Marler "A specific commitment was made to deliver -- not just demonstrate -- the Metal API performance improvements in AE, Premiere, Illustrator and Photoshop. That has yet to arrive, after appro
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 2 days ago
OT Sony sells Vegas?
by Steve Connor 3 days ago
https: news.creativecow.net story 881874
Re: OT Sony sells Vegas?
by Tim Wilson 3 days ago
Noah Kadner "I never understood why Sony was in the NLE business in the first place" They've been in it a lot longer than you might remember. (Although maybe you do!) At the high end, editing was par
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What Ever Happened to Metadata?
by Simon Ubsdell 1 week ago
Starring Bins, Folders, Libraries, Events, Keyword Collections and more. I asked Bette Davis and Joan Crawford if they would appear but they said the story was too tragic for them, besides which they'
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Tim Wilson liked this 4 days ago
Re: What Ever Happened to Metadata?
by Simon Ubsdell 3 days ago
Actually what's interesting is how extremely useful and descriptive your joke example is. I can read that filename and know exactly what the content is even though I know nothing about the job, and yo
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Tutorial: FCPX Workflow: One Smart Collection To Rule Them All
by Simon Ubsdell 4 days ago
Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate FCPX Workflow: One Smart Collection To Rule Them All The first key to workflow wizardry is to exploit an application's strengths. In exploring the nuances of FCPX, famed
Re: FCPX Workflow: One Smart Collection To Rule Them All
by Jamie LeJeune 2 days ago
I spent this afternoon testing out the "One Smart Collection" method and ran into a hitch due to the differences in the way that smart collections filter clips and ranges versus the way the search fie
The Simpsons and Adobe
by Andrew Kimery 2 weeks ago
Tonight The Simpsons will have a 'live' segment thanks in part to Adobe Character Animator. People can call in and ask Homer questions and Dan Castellaneta, the voice of Homer, will answer them in rea
Re: The Simpsons and Adobe
by Andrew Kimery 1 week ago
A bit more detail about how the live Homer was pulled off. https: www.fxguide.com quicktakes the-simpsons-live-how-you-can-do-it-yourself utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialWarfar
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Blog: Making the Switch to X - A Comparative Study
by Charlie Austin 2 weeks 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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David Mathis liked this 2 weeks ago
Re: Making the Switch to X - A Comparative Study
by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago
Sure, no problem. If it doesn't appeal to you, I'm certainly not going to argue the point. And it's certainly not about who can get there with fewer clicks - which quickly becomes a really daft argume
To jump or not
by David Mathis 3 weeks ago
Just read the recent article from Walter, now trying to decide whether to make the jump. It has been too many months since the latest update to Final Cut which has me a little concerned. I am going to
Re: To jump or not
by Jeremy Garchow 3 weeks ago
I've been getting into Resolve 12.whatever.the.latest.full.release (not the latest beta) as I needed to develop a better conform workflow and Pr wasn't ....unmmm.... cutting it, and fcpx alone doesn't
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 3 weeks ago
Apple and Thunderbolt 3
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
At NAB a number of products were shown with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. These were displayed with PCs that have TB3. When I asked one vendor about Mac compatibility, they said an adapter would be requ
Re: Apple and Thunderbolt 3
by Andrew Kimery 3 weeks ago
Andrew Kimery Not if your spreadsheets are printed out on your bed sheets (anyone that gets that reference w o Google is automatically my BFF). " Crickets huh I can't be the only one here that likes
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 3 weeks ago
Basic Question
by Armin Reiss 3 weeks ago
Playing around with Fusion and i like it more and more.... but ..... how can i animate a text position I can animate size, angle .... but i cant find fields where i can input position (XY) and animate
Re: Basic Question
by Simon Ubsdell 3 weeks ago
Go to the Layout tab for the Text and adjust the XY Center. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Can someone walk me through creating sweeping circles in Motion 5?
by Michael Riley 1 month ago
I am having a lot of difficulty figuring this out despite viewing many tutorials. What I am looking to do is create an effect similar to the pink circle in this video: https: www.youtube.com watch v=e
Re: Can someone walk me through creating sweeping circles in Motion 5?
by Simon Ubsdell 4 weeks ago
Michael Riley "What is the Apple Motion equivalent to the Trim Paths feature in After Effects " This is exactly what I showed you first of all - the First and Last Point Offsets are exactly the same
Tutorial: Blackmagic Design Fusion 8 Intro Tutorial: Fusion Reactor
by Simon Ubsdell 6 months ago
Blackmagic Design Fusion Blackmagic Design Fusion 8 Intro Tutorial: Fusion Reactor Blackmagic Design Fusion has long been known as an incredibly powerful node-based 3D compositing and VFX environment
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Andrew Holmes liked this 5 months ago
@Bob Murray
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Sorry about that, Bob. I was tidying up my YT channel this morning and obviously got carried away and accidentally made these Private. They are now Public again and you should be able to access them a
Send to Motion..... Could Automatic Duck tackle this?
by Don Walker 4 months ago
FCPX is by far my favorited NLE. I love it. I certainly prefer it over Avid or Premiere. Along with my love for FCPX, is a companion preference for Motion over AE. That's my opinion, and I know that f
Re: Send to Motion..... Could Automatic Duck tackle this?
by Wes Plate 1 month ago
Automatic Duck is tackling it! On Monday we announced Xsend Motion, a new application that converts FCPX timelines into Apple's Motion. http: www.automaticduck.com #xsend-motion Xsend Motion is still
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 1 month ago
VR - will it be DOA just like stereo 3D ?
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
Obviously VR is going to be a big deal here at NAB. Adobe has tossed its hat into the ring with integrated tools in Premiere Pro. OTOH, Apple is more stand-off-ish, even on the consumer side. My thoug
Re: VR - slightly OT: Virtual Paradise - a 25-year-old VR radio documentary
by Paul Dickin 1 month ago
David Lawrence "There was one huge topic absolutely no one was talking about." Excellent piece of radio :-) The one huge topic that most people knew nothing about in 1990 : The understanding of the n
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 1 month ago
Adobe sneak peak
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
Some of these things will look familiar :) http: blogs.adobe.com creativecloud Immerse-yourself-in-creativity - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
Re: Adobe sneak peak
by Herb Sevush 1 month ago
Robin S. Kurz " Oliver Peters "Some of these things will look familiar" Yeah. No kiddin'." Imitation being the highest form of flattery. And while FCPX might get brownie points for being first - "the
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 1 month ago
Fusion 8 Mac not loading QuickTime RGB Alpha, PNG codec
by Fabio Cormack 1 month ago
Hi There a quick help would be much appreciate please: Fusion 8, Mac, El capitan, not loading files on this format: QuickTime RGB + Alpha, Video Codec: PNG Do I need to convert these files If yes for
Re: Fusion 8 Mac not loading QuickTime RGB Alpha, PNG codec
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Go for one of the Uncompressed options if quality is very, very important - otherwise, I would opt for ProRes 4444 which should be plenty good enough for most purposes and will be easier to work with.
Article: Creative COW Turns 15! A Celebration of Being Uncool
by Tim Wilson 2 months ago
Business & Marketing Creative COW Turns 15! A Celebration of Being Uncool 15 years is a long time on the internet! Travel back with us to the days before YouTube, social media, digital cinema, smartp
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Bruce N. Goren liked this 4 weeks ago
Re: Creative COW Turns 15! A Celebration of Being Uncool
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Totally brilliant article. What an amazing story! So much kudos to Ronald and Kathlyn and Tim and co for making all this happen. Congratulations on 15 years and more. Simon Ubsdell tokyo-uk.com
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Eyelines in talking head interviews
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
This is pretty much completely off topic but I wanted somewhere to vent and here's as good a place as anywhere. So many people shooting talking heads which are supposed to be convincing the viewer of
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Glenn Grant liked this 2 months ago
Re: Eyelines in talking head interviews
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
Preach the truth, brother Simon! One of the misuses of angles that makes me get all stabby, is making inappropriate, out-of-context use of a profile cut-away during a standard interview type shot. You
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 2 months ago
More FCPX
by Lance Bachelder 2 months ago
Music video I just shot and cut in X for the movie Saved by Grace which I also cut in FCPX. Zero budget music video shot with 5D MkIII and 70-200 f2.8 in about 2 hours in a park full of people lol.. M
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 2 months ago
Re: More FCPX
by Lance Bachelder 2 months ago
Thanks Charlie! It was at a Vegas premiere that I resolved to become an avid FCPX user. Lance Bachelder Writer, Editor, Director Downtown Long Beach, California http: www.imdb.com name nm1680680 ref_=
Photoshop update - unable to open PNG
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
After updating to the latest Photoshop CC in the last couple of days, I don't seem to be able to open PNG files, resulting in the following error message: Has anyone else seen this Any suggestions for
Re: Photoshop update - unable to open PNG
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Thanks for your help. A complete uninstall and reinstall seems to have sorted it out. Simon Ubsdell tokyo-uk.com
Can we perhaps hold the triumphalism ...?
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
... until such times as FCP X reaches feature parity wth AVID, or at the very least with FCP 7 which it supplanted. My list is quite long and I won't rehearse it all yet again, but here's a key featur
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David Lawrence liked this 2 months ago
Re: Can we perhaps hold the triumphalism ...?
by Steve Connor 2 months ago
Bill Davis "You may be risking the wrath of the timecode cartel. You must accept that just because a lesser camera does something useful, there's absolutely NO reason to contemplate how it might help
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 2 months ago
Frame.io meets Adobe Premiere Pro
by Walter Soyka 2 months ago
Following up on a recent discussion that touched on fixed versus flexible UIs link : Frame.io will soon support real-time collaboration, with the entire Frame.io app running directly inside of Premier
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 2 months ago
Re: Frame.io meets Adobe Premiere Pro
by Andrew Kimery 1 month ago
And Promax released a panel at NAB. http: promax.com workflows online-editing 2016 is turning into the year of the panel for PPro.
The annual commitment "paid monthly" is NOT a month-to-month subscription
by Bob Cole 4 months ago
I am writing to make a suggestion to others who are considering a subscription to the Creative Cloud: be very clear about the commitment that you are making. I say this in light of my own failure to d
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David Lawrence liked this 4 months ago
Re: The annual commitment "paid monthly" is NOT a month-to-month subscrip
by Simon Ubsdell 4 months ago
David Mathis "Fusion is a very robust compositing application but After Effects is better for motion graphics." Although in principle this is right, I think I'd disagree that this is a hard and fast
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Motion Blur
by Jason Jenkins 5 years ago
The closest thing I can find to a motion blur in FCPX is 'directional' blur, which isn't that great. Any way to create a motion blur effect in Motion 5 and publish to FCPX Sigh. I may actually have to
Re: Motion Blur
by Simon Ubsdell 4 months ago
Rob Marty "Im not able to find any settings in Motion for motion blur. Im running the latest version of Motion 5.2.2" Go to your Project Pane (Cmd+J) and you can find the motion blur settings there w
Minority Report - info panel
by chris brett 1 year ago
Anybody done one of those information panels as seen in Minority report and if so any tips on what to watch for please Looks pretty straightforward to me as long as the chromakey sections are shot wel
Re: Minority Report - info panel
by Simon Ubsdell 1 year ago
I've just done a test project of this kind for an arm-mounted HUD and I think I did everything wrong - luckily it was only a test! You definitely want something very specific for the hands to point at
File: Bounce Project
by Simon Ubsdell 1 year ago
zip file Here's a test project that shows you how to do the bounce technique using Oscillate behavior (set to half range) for the bounce and a Ramp behavior for the Amplitude (to slow it down): https:
Re: Bounce Project
by Simon Ubsdell 1 year ago
I also notice that where your cursor is parked on the timeline the Amplitude is still showing 300+ when it should be zero. Make sure to set the Amplitude to zero before setting the Ramp behavior other
FCPX and Yosemite how is it working out with plugins etc?
by olof ekbergh 2 years ago
I am just wondering what luck editors are having with the new OS update. Maybe we can get a list of problematic plugins. Personally one plugin I don't want to be without is the new LUTutility. Has any
Re: FCPX and Yosemite how is it working out with plugins etc?
by Simon Ubsdell 2 years ago
Jeff Kirkland "With Yosemite's changes to AV Foundation under the hood, I think you'll find the plugins most at risk are those like mObject and many from FX Factory that are more GPU intensive." Hi J
TKY Free FCPX Reflection Effect
by Simon Ubsdell 5 years ago
2782_tkyreflectioneffect.zip Add a reflection to an image with controls for: - Black White background selection; - Reflection Opacity; - Reflection Fade Position; - Reflection Blur; - Contrast, and c
Re: TKY Free FCPX Reflection Effect
by Simon Ubsdell 2 years ago
Mike Rivera "I am looking for this exact same effect for keynote presentations. Do you still have it " Check out my extremely popular free picture-in-picture effect available from FxFactory: http: to
Roto-scoping wine bottle spinning on a lazy susan
by Paul Boone 2 years ago
Hello, So I filmed a wine bottle against a green background so that I could key out the green and keep the wine bottle, but because the green was reflected against the glass of the bottle, it took awa
Re: Roto-scoping wine bottle spinning on a lazy susan
by Simon Ubsdell 2 years ago
You really should be able to get a decent key off that image - I managed to get a nice clean one even off that JPEG (admittedly using a keyer I built myself). What are you using to try and key it Roto
File: Border Thing
by Simon Ubsdell 2 years ago
zip file Auto-scale text box https: f1.creativecow.net 8076 border-thing
Adobe Chat not available - any ideas?
by Simon Ubsdell 2 years ago
When I try to access Adobe chat help, I get the following message: Please quit and restart your browser to start a new chat session. Which however still won't allow me to initiate a new chat session.
Re: Adobe Chat not available - any ideas?
by Simon Ubsdell 2 years ago
Hi Kevin Problem solved. I just wanted to add that I know Adobe support has come in for a lot of flak, but in this case, although it took quite a while to track down the issue, the response time was v
cutting promos with premiere is the nicest thing in the entire world.
by Aindreas Gallagher 2 years ago
I had to say it. I'm in a big broadcaster for a few months that does a lot of sport. they have avid - around sixty suites of avid. Horrible horrible horrible avid on isis as far as the eye can see. I
Re: cutting promos with premiere is the nicest thing in the entire world.
by Simon Ubsdell 2 years ago
Aindreas Gallagher "either way there has to be a more proper compact with the customer - at least the one who doesn't have photoshop tattooed on their forehead. " What is it with those darn paparazzi
File: TKY B&W Grunge Transition
by Simon Ubsdell 2 years ago
zip file FCP X transition https: f1.creativecow.net 7685 tky-bw-grunge-transition
Upscaling 1080p for DCP ...
by Paul Figgiani 2 years ago
I'm sifting through all the steps necessary to create a DCP package with the original footage shot at 1080p. It looks like the information that is out there regarding upscaling is accurate - footage w
Re: Upscaling 1080p for DCP ...
by Simon Ubsdell 2 years ago
Paul Figgiani "I was just wondering if anyone has had the chance to view 2K (2048x858) material that has been upscaled from 1080p on a large projection screen If so how does it look " We work this wa
RGB Balance equivalent in FCPX
by Adam White 2 years ago
Something (one of many) things I miss from FCP7 in X is the RGB Balance filter. It used to be a great little tool, because it allowed you to fairly precisely alter the R, G and B colour ranges in the
Re: RGB Balance equivalent in FCPX
by Simon Ubsdell 2 years ago
Try this really great free plug-in from Rob Mackintosh: http: www.fcp.co forum colour-correction 10962-free-fcpx-effect-wvl-rgbbalance Or for lots more control check out his excellent commercial plug-
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Anyone use Xto7 App recently? Is it better now?
by Edward Harby 2 years ago
Just wondering if Xto7 is working properly now. Thinking about getting it but the reviews from previous updates (2012) show that I should walk away. It's 2014 now. Has it changed much I found 7toX gre
Re: Anyone use Xto7 App recently? Is it better now?
by Simon Ubsdell 2 years ago
Bret Williams "And the pro-tools session went off without a hitch." Agreed. Much as I like X2Pro I often find that Xto7 is the most dependable way of getting into ProTools. And I would reiterate the
How do Drop Zones work in 10.1?
by Simon Ubsdell 2 years ago
A slightly loaded question but I'm hoping someone here can give a definitive answer. In the early days of FCP X I made quite a few Motion templates that relied on Drop Zones but after a while I had to
Re: How do Drop Zones work in 10.1?
by Simon Ubsdell 2 years ago
Hi Nick Yes, that does seem like a simple and efficient solution - and one that gives reliable results. Thanks for sharing. Many thanks. S. Simon Ubsdell www.tokyo-uk.com


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