Re: In-Action Story on FCPX and Focus by Simon Ubsdell 4 days ago Hi Jeff, Well, actually, I am in total agreement with all of that. Not least that ultimately Focus as a production is a story about the skill and dedication of the usually unsung backroom guys, who co
How are you using metadata? by Walter Soyka 1 week ago Discussion on the importance of metadata has re-emerged in the Focus thread below, but it's feature-focused. I'd be very interested in learning about your real-world workflows if you are willing to sh
Re: How are you using metadata? by Mark Raudonis 6 days ago Bret Williams "Just found it funny that my wife did it as old school as possible and was done editing before I was done logging!" Bret, You just made a very important observation: "Logging metadata"
@Thomas Hemming by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago The typeface is Future Medium. In order to create an outline in Illustrator you need to turn off the fill and turn on the Stroke. Note that if you don't want to use Illustrator for this project (or yo
How to create the weatherman effect? by Shane Whatley 2 weeks ago I am struggling to figure out a good way to accomplish this. Here is what I am trying to do: I have a virtual set with a monitor in AE. I want to place a person (using greenscreen) in front of the mon
Re: How to create the weatherman effect? by Daniel Waldron 2 weeks ago If you have specific things the talent is supposed to be pointing at or navigating through, make sure you plan in advance how their motions will play out. Trying to add content in post, after the tale
Looks brilliant by Craig RussillRoy 3 weeks ago Stumbled across this - love it when creative people express themselves http: vimeo.com 90125079 from=facebook&ref=fb-share&fb_ref=Default https: insidetheedit.com GB Labs 60TB SPACE FCP 7.0.3 FCPX 10.
Re: Looks brilliant by Herb Sevush 3 weeks ago I guess I shouldn't focus on the irony that a video about the art of editing contains no editing whatsoever, but is instead a lovely piece of graphic and audio design. Herb Sevush Zebra Productions --
Using a Video as a Key by Phil Baur 4 weeks ago Remember back in the early days of digital video when people would film an empty frame, then, without changing the camera, they would have someone in the frame. Then, in post, they would put the secon
Tutorial: Apple Motion 5: Shockwave by Simon Ubsdell 4 weeks ago Apple Motion Apple Motion 5: Shockwave An explosive shockwave. Think you've seen it all before Not until Simon Ubsdell has shown you how to take advantage of unique tools in Apple Motion 5 to make yo
New Photoshop competitor by Oliver Peters 4 weeks ago And Illustrator, too https: affinity.serif.com blog - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
Re: New Photoshop competitor by Dennis Radeke 4 weeks ago It is worth noting in the discussion that if all you need is image editing, there is a photo plan that includes Photoshop and Lightroom for $9.99 per month as a standard ongoing price. https: creative
Re: The Next FCPX Update by Walter Soyka 1 month ago Bill Davis "And i believe the handwriting is on the wall for that way of "scarcity thinking" of digital assets." I keep trying to pass this off as Soyka's Law: "Expectations rise at the same rate as
Avid ProTools free coming by Craig Seeman 1 month ago ProTools First. http: www.redsharknews.com audio item 2324-avid-lets-you-have-pro-tools for-free I wonder what the feature set will look like. So Avid bit off a bit of the Resolve free thinking it see
Re: Avid ProTools free coming by Gustavo Bermudas 1 month ago For me it's insane that still the ProTools version has no 5.1 mixing capabilities, and for that you have to go to HD and pay a high premium, while any video program now does it as an afterthought. It'
Kevin Pollak and editing by Andrew Kimery 1 month ago Nice article by the Cow's own Kylee Wall about Kevin Pollack and his new documentary (which he edited) called Misery Loves Comedy: Comedian Kevin Pollak on Cutting his Documentary with Adobe Premiere
Re: Kevin Pollak and editing by Tim Wilson 1 month ago Richard Herd "Editing is not the most important part of the movie: it IS the movie." My favorite observation of Kevin's in the article is related to that: when he says that standup comedy IS editing!
Tracks are Indispensable. by Charlie Austin 1 month ago I take it all back. Tracks are great! I love them. ------------------------------------------------------------- My FCPX Babbling blog "It is a poor craftsman who blames his tools." "The function you
Change, it's what's for dinner by Andrew Kimery 1 month ago I saw this cartoon the other day and it made me chuckle. http: xkcd.com 1172 I like that instead of the typical 'stupid user' punch line it's actually a very creative user that turned a shortcoming of
Re: Change, it's what's for dinner by Andrew Kimery 1 month ago David Mathis "I guess the Avid "good enough" approach is apparent from the interface and ways of working remain almost the same. " But that's only looking at it skin deep. Over the last 5 years or so
OT: Fusion Studio by David Mathis 2 months ago This is for the "or not" part of the forum. ;-) Alright, so Mac OS X version is not ready as of yet but curious what part of the workflow Fusion will have in a FCP X, Resolve and Motion workflow. Espe
Re: OT: Fusion Studio by Walter Soyka 1 month ago Eric Santiago "To me, FCPX as the an editorial tool requires it to be simple. But when it comes to intricate compositing and grading, then apps such as Fusion and Resolve are welcome in my workflow s
Minority Report - info panel by chris brett 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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
Problem with Edge Collision in Motion 5 by Kris Forge 2 years ago Hello All I'm working on a simple project and I've come across a problem with gravity and edge collision which I just learned about. In my project I have a character falling in from the top of the scr
Re: Don't Fight the Magnetic Timeline! by Simon Ubsdell 4 months ago Outstanding article! Definitely one to bookmark and come back to. There's nothing like getting the nitty gritty from an editor who's been slamming X really hard in a demanding environment. So many use
Feature Request by David Mathis 4 months ago As much as I love using Motion there a couple of things I would like to see in the next update: Mask -- ability to assign different feather values for x and y, also the ability to have a mask expansio
Re: Feature Request by Simon Ubsdell 4 months ago Robin S. Kurz "And great to know there's a version of PixelConduit working with the most current versions of Motion and X... I thought it had died with Motion 3 or 4! Nice." I can't vouch for its per
TKY Free FCPX Reflection Effect by Simon Ubsdell 4 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 4 months 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
Adobe Chat not available - any ideas? by Simon Ubsdell 7 months 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 7 months 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
Upscaling 1080p for DCP ... by Paul Figgiani 12 months 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 12 months 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
Re: Digital Juice Goes Subscription-Based by Simon Ubsdell 12 months ago Joseph W. Bourke "I think they need to change the name to "frenetic typography"..." Certainly in this case. it's amazing how last year's (or maybe the year or two before last's) cool new thing can su
RGB Balance equivalent in FCPX by Adam White 1 year 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 1 year 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-
Motion Blur by Jason Jenkins 3 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 1 year ago I removed this because Apple's Motion 5 version of Motion Blur isn't Motion Blur at all, but just Directional Blur with a rotational control. Here's a sort of motion blur that's OK-ish, which is basic