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Simon Ubsdell

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Can someone walk me through creating sweeping circles in Motion 5?
by Michael Riley 5 days 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 2 days 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 5 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 4 months ago
@Bob Murray
by Simon Ubsdell 6 days 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 3 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 week 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 week ago
VR - will it be DOA just like stereo 3D ?
by Oliver Peters 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago
resolve 12.5 video
by Ricardo Marty 2 weeks ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=GVvObJV8ytQ looking good Ricardo Narty
Re: resolve 12.5 video
by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago
Scott Witthaus "And if it worked as advertised it might be really cool." The cool thing is that you're just a quick download away from discovering whether it does or not! Simon Ubsdell tokyo producti
Resolve 12.5
by David Mathis 2 weeks ago
A new version of Resolve has been announced today and is available as of today, in beta form of course. One thing that really got my attention is Fusuon Coonect feature. Send clips over to Fusion, com
Re: Resolve 12.5
by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago
Steve Connor "Performance appears to be improved, but still not brilliant!" You can keep the other 999 improvements ... "right click Send to Fusion" is the most exciting thing I've heard in years! Si
Adobe sneak peak
by Oliver Peters 3 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago
Eyelines in talking head interviews
by Simon Ubsdell 3 weeks 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 3 weeks ago
Re: Eyelines in talking head interviews
by Simon Ubsdell 3 weeks ago
Hi Brett, Thanks for you post. I think I need to have one final go at trying to explain this because I've obviously not managed to do so yet. I'm not laying down rules, I'm not talking about what I li
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Fusion 8 Mac not loading QuickTime RGB Alpha, PNG codec
by Fabio Cormack 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 2 days ago
Re: Creative COW Turns 15! A Celebration of Being Uncool
by Simon Ubsdell 3 weeks 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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Remember the Asymmetrical Dissolve Debate?
by Charlie Austin 4 weeks ago
Simon and Co. have just solved that. :-) Really cool plugin! https: www.youtube.com watch v=ej6LT1pMlcc ------------------------------------------------------------- My FCPX Babbling blog "It is a poo
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David Mathis liked this 4 weeks ago
Re: Remember the Asymmetrical Dissolve Debate?
by Simon Ubsdell 3 weeks ago
Kirk Pitts "Thanks, I wasn't completely clear. I know I can save presets and share them. But what I really want is to be able to download some presets from other more experienced users so I can learn
More FCPX
by Lance Bachelder 4 weeks 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 3 weeks ago
Re: More FCPX
by Lance Bachelder 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks ago
Thanks for your help. A complete uninstall and reinstall seems to have sorted it out. Simon Ubsdell tokyo-uk.com
Film Frame Text
by Jared Hawco 4 weeks ago
Hi Folks, Does anyone have experience creating text that looks like the text on the side of a film frame Similar to the text on the right side of the image linked below: http: images.creativecow.net u
Re: Film Frame Text
by Simon Ubsdell 4 weeks ago
There's a really nice way of getting this effect and that's to take your text and blur it quite a lot (which will round the edges), and then apply a Levels filter and adjust the Alpha Black In (not th
Can we perhaps hold the triumphalism ...?
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month 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 1 month ago
Re: Can we perhaps hold the triumphalism ...?
by Steve Connor 1 month 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 1 month ago
Frame.io meets Adobe Premiere Pro
by Walter Soyka 1 month 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 1 month ago
Re: Frame.io meets Adobe Premiere Pro
by Andrew Kimery 2 weeks 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.
What makes X fast? Tom Knows.
by Bill Davis 2 months ago
BVE Presentation on why X can be so fast to edit with. Live editing with Thomas Grove Carter on FCP X. https: vimeo.com 158641571 Know someone who teaches video editing in elementary school, high scho
Re: What makes X fast? Tom Knows.
by Tim Wilson 2 months ago
Steve Connor "Yes, been editing on PPro today, look at this unusable mess " Don't blame that mess on Premiere, you slovenly bastard. And tuck in your shirt. LOL I'm not sure exactly when "customizabi
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 1 month ago
OT: And then there is this...
by Scott Witthaus 2 months ago
Avid cutting costs people AGAIN. http: www.betaboston.com news 2016 02 29 avid-technology-slims-down-again Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Br
Re: OT: And then there is this...
by Andrew Kimery 2 months ago
Scott Witthaus "All are accessing the same partition and adding material at the same time. Is this similar to what you describe above or are there folks actually cutting the same footage in the same
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 2 months ago
Is anyone using Motion?
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
I'm curious. I see a lot of wonderful work being done in Motion from time to time, as well as to create FCPX templates. But is anyone seriously using it for motion graphics In the entire existence of
Re: Is anyone using Motion?
by Shawn Miller 2 months ago
Simon Ubsdell " I think everything you say there is exactly right - "motion graphics" is a much wider and more sophisticated category than it's ever been and only becoming more so all the time. Howev
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 2 months ago
The annual commitment "paid monthly" is NOT a month-to-month subscription
by Bob Cole 3 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 3 months ago
Re: The annual commitment "paid monthly" is NOT a month-to-month subscrip
by Simon Ubsdell 3 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 5 Tutorial : Departure Board Title Animation
by Simon Ubsdell 2 years ago
If it's of interest to anybody, here is a new tutorial for Motion 5 that shows you how to create a departure board type animation that looks like this: http: youtu.be ywWGK8eKc6Y And here's the tutori
Re: Motion 5 Tutorial : Departure Board Title Animation
by Simon Ubsdell 3 months ago
Hi Bernard Please feel free to email me your project and I'd be happy to take a look - see here for details of how to contact me. http: tokyo-uk.com fcpxeffects support.html Simon Ubsdell tokyo-uk.com
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): http:
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 1 year 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 1 year 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 http: 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 http: 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
View channels
by Simon Ubsdell 2 years ago
Embarrassingly basic question, sorry, but how can I view the individual RGB channels in Pr I can see very clearly how to view the Alpha channel but the others ... not so much. Thanks. Simon Ubsdell ww
Re: View channels
by Simon Ubsdell 2 years ago
Thanks. That's certainly a kind of a way of doing it although it's not the same as actually viewing the grayscale values of channels. I was hoping there was a simple view menu option that's easy to re
File: TKY Section Highlighter
by Simon Ubsdell 3 years ago
zip file Highlight a section of text and blur the background http: f1.creativecow.net 6531 tky-section-highlighter


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