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Simon Ubsdell

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MacBook Pros "underpowered?" Not for FCP X editors. Not AT ALL.
by Bill Davis 4 days ago
If you live in the Premiere Pro world, it's starting to make sense that you might not feel the new Mac Laptops are a very big deal. If you've transitioned into the FCP X world, the evidence is mountin
Re: MacBook Pros "underpowered?" Not for FCP X editors. Not AT ALL.
by Simon Ubsdell 15 hours ago
Shawn Miller "What's really kind of interesting and exiting in the world of 3D right now is the rise of powerful, inexpensive renderers that can give you fast previews of your work. With enough CPU o
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Affect multiple opacities in rig - how?
by Tangier Clarke 3 days ago
I am using a pop-up rig (aka drop down menu) so that editors can choose controlled text. For every item in the popup that needs to be visible, the others need to have zero opacity. Is there any way in
Re: Affect multiple opacities in rig - how?
by Simon Ubsdell 18 hours ago
Glad to hear it was useful. Tangier Clarke "The only thing I lost in this process is that each of my text layers had a text tracking behavior on them. Although this method works it wouldn't allow me t
Upgrading the 2009 Mac Pro?
by andy patterson 1 week ago
I know some people are holding onto their older Mac Pro systems instead of buying the new (old) 2013 Mac Pro. Some have added RAM, video cards, internal RAID systems. I can sympathize with holding on
Re: Upgrading the 2009 Mac Pro?
by Simon Ubsdell 4 days ago
Thanks for the info, Scott. Very helpful. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Final Cut Pro X + NEXIS | PRO
by Robin S. Kurz 1 week ago
Well gee. Guess those skateboard making noobs ain't so uninteresting after all https: www.youtube.com watch v=Dt1w2sIYytk And seriously when Avid, with their supposed status and so often cited super-p
Re: Final Cut Pro X + NEXIS | PRO
by Simon Ubsdell 6 days ago
Bill Davis "Bin locking makes sense to me with users basically "checking out" those mostly "fixed" bins in order to work collaboratively. a Bins content and configuration won't change much during the
"Please locate Waves 9.3 Plug-Ins folder"
by Ronald Davis 1 week ago
I am using Premiere Pro CS6 I've been doing my normal video projects at work, and I went to download a program to remove the noise and grain called Neat Video V4. Before downloading it, I could open P
Re: "Please locate Waves 9.3 Plug-Ins folder"
by Simon Ubsdell 1 week ago
Navigate to your Applications folder and you will find the Waves Plug-Ins folder there inside "Waves" Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Subtitling program to export SRT and import into Premiere?
by Elizabeth Johnson 2 weeks ago
Hi all, The people on this forum have always been so helpful to me, and I wanted to ask for any thoughts about subtitling. I have a doc and have been doing the translation and subtitling directly in t
Re: Subtitling program to export SRT and import into Premiere?
by Simon Ubsdell 1 week ago
Have you looked at this plug-in from Sugar FX https: www.youtube.com watch v=OGMfocnOP40 I haven't used it myself but it should do what you're looking for. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
File: Subtitle Template
by Simon Ubsdell 1 week ago
txt file Subtitle Template for TEP https: f1.creativecow.net 11048 subtitle-template
Greenscreen problem in After Effects
by Philip Helander 1 week ago
Hello! I have a problem using after effects to fix my greenscreen, the edges of my characters closest to the greenscreen have very rough edges of green around them, which I have problem getting rid of
Re: Greenscreen problem in After Effects
by Simon Ubsdell 1 week ago
Dave LaRonde "Some additional info:" These are all good points. But underexposure is the single biggest issue facing most green screen shoots that I have seen - and I have seen a lot. Adequate exposu
Strange client request. Any thoughts??
by Greg Ball 2 weeks ago
Hi guys, Hope you're all well. I have a potential client who wants us to deliver different still graphics and video clip files to stretched ultra-wide LCD (LED backlight) bar cut displays. 1 3 cut dis
Re: Strange client request. Any thoughts??
by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago
Greg Ball "1. What is the largest size video clip that can be put on the screen without distorting the video We are looking at 2 to 3 different images (still graphic and or streaming video clip) on t
Export subtitles as time-coded transcript?
by Elizabeth Johnson 3 weeks ago
Hi all, I'm working on a film that requires a lot of translation. Instead of creating a timecoded translated transcript, I did much of the translation as subtitles within a Final Cut Pro 7 project fil
Re: Export subtitles as time-coded transcript?
by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago
I've used it in numerous different ways and on pretty much every subtitle job we ever do. The simplest method for you purposes it is take an XML out of FCP 7 and turn it into a Text file that you can
How to simple 2-D reveal similar to typewriter teletype effect? I am a beginner.
by don spark 2 weeks ago
I have a specific simple 2-D titling effect I hope someone can help me build or find a template to download and modify - for FC or Motion; whichever is simpler and faster. Here is a brief example from
Re: How to simple 2-D reveal similar to typewriter teletype effect? I am a beginner.
by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago
Here's a different version that lets you input four lines of text or simply clear the lines of text you don't want. 11030_textrevealv2.zip It has a type on effect that runs across each line. If you wa
File: Text Reveal V2
by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago
zip file Text Reveal alt https: f1.creativecow.net 11030 text-reveal-v2
File: TKY Text Reveal
by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago
zip file Simple text reveal https: f1.creativecow.net 11029 tky-text-reveal
How to encode video with IMX 30 ionto an MOV container
by Noah Bako 3 weeks ago
Hi all, I am an Adobe Premier user and was recently requested to deliver my project files into SD 16:9, IMX 30, MOV Wrapper, 720 x 576 DV PAL widescreen. My challenge is that there is no MOV container
Re: How to encode video with IMX 30 ionto an MOV container
by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago
Sorry I couldn't be more help. Hope you find your solution and if when you do, please share it here. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
How can I cut and manuiplate audio down to millisecond level?
by Laurence Loz 4 weeks ago
ok so im trying to sync some music together but im having trouble lining up the beats, snapping is off but it still isn't giving me free reign!
Re: How can I cut and manuiplate audio down to millisecond level?
by Simon Ubsdell 4 weeks ago
Right-click in the timeline ruler area and select Show Audio Time Units. This will allow you to perform subframe edits with the Razor Tool and with Trim. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
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Brown Tint look
by Stephen Smith 1 month ago
Any idea on how to create a tint like this one Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Re: Brown Tint look
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Joseph Owens "Only Kim Jong-IL can hit a perfect 18 every time." Is this is super clever gag based on the fact that he's also dead Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Project went missing (no thumbnail)
by salim samou 1 month ago
Hello, Im new to Resolve, im on win 7 64 bit with resolve 12.54 studio ...Have been working on editing a short film for 2 weeks with no issues, almost open the session once a day ..couple days ago I l
Re: Project went missing (no thumbnail)
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Have you created a new Database and a new User as I suggested This usually sorts the problem out. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Alpha incorrect in Premiere, but correct in After Effects
by Justin Lockwood 1 month ago
I have some graphics created in After Effects, with the Glow effect applied to it, then exported as a TIFF sequence with Alpha. However, when I import this image sequence into Premiere and attempt to
Re: Alpha incorrect in Premiere, but correct in After Effects
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Are you using a linearized workspace in Ae If so, that might be the cause of your problem. See here for an explanation and a solution: https: forums.creativecow.net thread 2 1052523 Simon Ubsdell toky
keying out white backgound.
by Antonio R.Lyons 1 month ago
so i have this personal project where i need to key out this white background so i could replace the bg obviously with some new backgrounds. Im probably going to be replacing it with some sci fi theme
Re: keying out white backgound.
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
The Luma Key effect is still there. Extract is just a luma keyer with slightly different controls. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Shooting an old train on Green screen
by eli rezik 1 month ago
Hello everyone, In a couple of weeks I'm going to shoot a short film in an old train cabin. of course we are shooting in a stand still train, and using green screen for the outside. however before I g
Re: Shooting an old train on Green screen
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
The very authoritative VES Handbook of Visual Effects (pp.111-112) recommends something rather different from what you often read from DOPs and others, which is that you should aim for a half to one s
Qualifier chatter: a possible fix
by Michael McCune 2 months ago
Chatter is an old problem. Chatter in a qualified mask, as we know, happens as a result of the filter rapidly alternately including or excluding pixels in some boundary region, such as along a finely
Re: Qualifier chatter: a possible fix
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
I have to say that I am not convinced this is a solution. Unless I have misunderstood, you seem to be simply trying to cover up the noise ("chatter") by crushing the key and then applying prodigious a
Putting a video in your text
by Presley Hunter 2 months ago
I have been looking for tutorials on how to put video in text. For example,a title where the text in the title has video footage showing in the letters. I have found several tutorials for premiere, bu
Re: Putting a video in your text
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Just thought of an easy way of doing it in Resolve. Create your text and then create a black background using the Solid Color generator. Put this background below your text and create a compound clip
My Head is Going to Explode
by Presley Hunter 2 months ago
I have just started getting into video editing and my machine is 90-90 percent done. These are the specs. 5820K CPU (I am afraid to overclock, yes I know wimpy) 32GB Ram EVGA GTX 1070 Evo 850 250GB OS
Re: My Head is Going to Explode
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Joseph Owens "I've been arguing against this loose abuse of the word "democratization" since the first time I heard it applied to this kind of situation." I think both you and Marc have me down as a
Understanding Frame/Composition Sizes in Fusion - A Tutorial
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Since this question seems to come up quite a lot among users new to Fusion, especially those coming from layer-based compositors like After Effects, I have put together this short tutorial: https: you
Re: Understanding Frame/Composition Sizes in Fusion - A Tutorial
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Thanks, Mark. Glad to hear they have been useful to you. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Can Fusion do 3d compositing like Element 3d ?
by mattie trevor 2 months ago
as i have fusion now, can it be better than element 3d on 3d compositing. i know fusion have 3d capabilities but can it have texture presests like gold or metal like in e3d for making 3d movie titles.
Re: Can Fusion do 3d compositing like Element 3d ?
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Fusion is not a particularly suitable application for creating 3D text. You can do it but you will get much better results, much more easily from C4D or something similar. Simon Ubsdell tokyo producti
How to Resize image in BlackMagic Fusion 8
by mattie trevor 2 months ago
im just started Fusion by my compositing knowledge from ae.the node based is little headspin. but my current problem is the mask i created in an image that scaled by transform node, the scaled postion
Re: How to Resize image in BlackMagic Fusion 8
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
I notice that I have already answered this question at some length on this forum: https: forums.creativecow.net readpost 391 79 Hope that helps. But please let me know if you need any further guidance
File: Flag
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
zip file Flag in Motion https: f1.creativecow.net 10910 10910
No audio scrub with Avid Artist Transport controller
by Lee Warner 2 years ago
I'm getting silky smooth jogs with my external controller but no audio scrubbing. Is there an enable I'm missing Shift-S only works for muting while using the keyboard. Lee SAMDOG Digital Post Calgary
Re: No audio scrub with Avid Artist Transport controller
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
This video explains how to do it: https: www.youtube.com watch v=uYvxxp44VEY The option he shows is how to map the left and right arrow keys to the jog wheel which is not exactly what I wanted, so I m
Any way to get a list of edits applied to a sequence, not a clip?
by Amy Young 2 months ago
So I have received an EDL from someone. The goal is to make excerpts of the 90-minute sequence. The EDL applies to a single clip, i.e., the *.mov export of the sequence. But I would like to apply thei
Re: Any way to get a list of edits applied to a sequence, not a clip?
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Sorry, I didn't understand your original question. The answer is that you can't really use an EDL to reference another cut sequence. One thing you could do is make a new sequence containing the movie
Keyboard shortcut question
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
Is there a keyboard shortcut to open or close all of the disclosure triangles at one time for the group headings in the browser For example, these could be date or assigned scene numbers with a set of
Re: Keyboard shortcut question
by Simon Ubsdell 3 months ago
Opt alt click is an OS-wide convention to open all enclosed folders and items. Not sure where the idea of command click comes from. Perhaps this ... http: best-mac-tips.com 2012 01 21 expand-all-folde
Vertical Video: Just say No!
by Ned Miller 3 months ago
ADMIN NOTE: This thread began in Creative COW's Business & Marketing forum, but since this topic also cuts across shooting, editing, and distribution, we thought it'd be fun to open the discussion up
Re: Vertical Video: LOVING IT
by David Lawrence 3 months ago
Vertical video Horizontal video Bah! So yesterday. CIRCULAR video is the new black! https: www.spectacles.com _______________________ David Lawrence art media design research linkedIn: http: lnkd.in C
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More Fusion Traning
by Shawn Miller 3 months ago
In case anyone is interested, FXPhd is offering another BMD Fusion course. It looks like a pretty solid course. https: www.fxphd.com blog new-course-released-fusion-production-workshop-ii-microworld S
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Blog: Final Cut Pro X 10.3 – First Look
by Charlie Austin 4 months ago
Well, the wait is over, Motion and Compressor have finally been updated! Oh, hold on… Final Cut Pro X 10.3 was released today too right It’s been a long time coming and for good reasonR
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Re: Blog: Final Cut Pro X 10.3 – First Look
by Simon Ubsdell 4 months ago
Great overview, thanks Charlie! Essential reading for everyone getting to grips with the amazing new features. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Look whats coming from Microsof. Mac Killer?
by Ricardo Marty 4 months ago
From Microsoft computer company http: bit.ly 2dKN63Q Ricardo Marty
Re: Look whats coming from Microsof. Mac Killer?
by Steve Connor 4 months ago
Microsoft skating to where the puck is https: www.microsoft.com en-us surface accessories surface-dial
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Interesting NLE speculation
by Oliver Peters 4 months ago
http: www.redsharknews.com post item 3796-apple-could-dominate-the-entire-nle-space-with-the-next-final-cut-pro - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
Re: Interesting NLE speculation
by Andrew Kimery 4 months ago
My drive by 2 cents. The market is largely changing via expansion, not replacement. As much talk as their is about disruption via social videos, people in their mom's basement shooting with iPhones an
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The creative use of space
by Simon Ubsdell 4 months ago
I don't mean how you lay out your room, although that too is an important creative decision. I'm talking about editing and the fact that the most important thing you can do as an editor is manipulate
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Re: The creative use of space
by Mark Suszko 4 months ago
Following this discussion with interest. It covers so many creative endeavors, from typography to architecture and more. Consider the amount of space you apply between letters in a section of type. Th
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Hardware Is Sexy, But It's Software That Matters
by Gerry Fraiberg 4 months ago
Here's an observation of Apple from author Seth Godin as we await Thursday's announcement from Cupertino. http: sethgodin.typepad.com seths_blog 2016 10 hardware-is-sexy-but-its-software-that-matters.
Re: Hardware Is Sexy, But It's Software That Matters
by Simon Ubsdell 4 months ago
I like this from Seth's blogpost: It's tempting to treat the user interface as a piece of fashion, some bling, a sort of jewelry. It's not. It's the way your user controls the tool you build. Change i
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FCP X Explained…
by Robin S. Kurz 4 months ago
Quite possibly the best, comprehensive and astute comparison and highlighting of old and new that I have seen to date. (both live and now "on tape") Bravo Jes s. Well done! https: www.youtube.com watc
Re: FCP X Explained…
by Herb Sevush 4 months ago
Simon Ubsdell "which is possibly why to some the "default ripple" concept doesn't feel the most natural. But of course it is not inherently worse or better - why anyone would want to argue that eithe
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copy and paste MATCH COLOR- possible?
by Michael Paul 5 months ago
Is it possible to copy and paste the match color attribute It seems like I can copy almost any atribute of ONE clip to another clip (like a color correction) but I do not find a way to copy "match col
Re: copy and paste MATCH COLOR- possible?
by Simon Ubsdell 5 months ago
You might want to have a look at a dedicated plug-in like Hawaiki AutoMatch which gives you a lot more control over the process (and generally better results than the built-in Match Color effect) and
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File: Motion Bevel
by Simon Ubsdell 5 months ago
motn file Motion Bevel https: f1.creativecow.net 10616 motion-bevel
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