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Where are ingest settings? No Check box, no option under project settings
by Dan McGuire 1 day ago
A number of tutorials tell me that there is an ingest settings checkbox in the media browser, and also on the pull-down menu, along with "general" and "scratch discs" under the "project settings" pull
Re: Where are ingest settings? No Check box, no option under project settings
by Simon Ubsdell 1 day ago
Go to File Project Settings Ingest Settings. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Slip edit while viewing current frame - possible?
by Patrick Taylor 1 day ago
Hi all, Just wondering if there is a way to slip edit a clip while viewing the current frame, instead of the in and out points. Is there a modifier key I'm missing here Is this even possible Thanks! -
Re: Slip edit while viewing current frame - possible?
by Simon Ubsdell 1 day ago
Hold down alt opt+command while using the left right arrow keys. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Animated Text Problems (strobing?)
by Dustin Rosemark 2 days ago
Greetings, TIA for responses. This seems like something I shouldn't have to post about, but I can't describe the problems accurately enough to trouble-shoot it on google. I am starting a info graphic
Re: Animated Text Problems (strobing?)
by Simon Ubsdell 2 days ago
If you're moving text that fast, you will have to turn on Motion Blur - it's the only option to avoid strobing. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Keyboard shortcut question
by Oliver Peters 3 days 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 days 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
Switch from Premiere Pro to Resolve with Ultrastudio Mini Monitor
by Patrick Taylor 3 days ago
Hi all. I'm hoping to get some help on this one, as I'm pretty sure this issue has been dealt with before. The issue is simple - is there a way for me to switch back and forth between Resolve and Prem
Re: Switch from Premiere Pro to Resolve with Ultrastudio Mini Monitor
by Simon Ubsdell 3 days ago
You can disable Resolve's video output to the card through the Preferences Video IO option, but it will only take effect on relaunching Resolve. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Premiere Pro and Resolve conflict - strange behavior
by Patrick Taylor 3 days ago
Here's a good one. Anyone else out there ever have to deal with this Whenever I have both Resolve and Premiere open, I lose control of playback in Premiere. With Resolve open the following happens: Cl
Re: Premiere Pro and Resolve conflict - strange behavior
by Simon Ubsdell 3 days ago
I don't know if this is the answer to your issue, but if you have a playback card that both apps are trying to use, it will disable playback in Premiere. If this is the case, just try disabling the ca
Vertical Video: Just say No!
by Ned Miller 1 week 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 5 days 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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Move up or down but not side to side
by Fiona Fuchs 4 days ago
Hey video friends, I really miss a function in premiere maybe it's called something weird, please can you help I want that shortcut that lets you move selected clips up a track or down a track without
Re: Move up or down but not side to side
by Simon Ubsdell 4 days ago
It's the same shortcut in Premiere. Alt Up or Down arrow. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Maintain image quality when re-sizing an image down
by Chris Edward 6 days ago
Hi guys - I'm new to the Forum but see there's smart advice coming through and wanted to get involved with the community. I have a question that I am hoping some clever minds can help me with. I have
Re: Maintain image quality when re-sizing an image down
by Simon Ubsdell 6 days ago
Maybe use the scaling in Photoshop which has a specific setting for reduction (when you select Image Size): Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Accentuate/strengthen/thicken contours of existing raster image, or add black lining
by Charles Thin 1 week ago
High everyone, I have this nice raster image but it lacks a black lining or strengthened contours - areas of color are just next to each other without clear separation other than the contrast and sudd
Re: Accentuate/strengthen/thicken contours of existing raster image, or add black lining
by Simon Ubsdell 6 days ago
Here's an example of what I mean. Original image Edge processed result Edge detection layer I used Curves (both before and after Find Edges) to add extra punch to the edge detection layer and also cle
Remove FXfactory Demos from Effects & Transitions?!
by William Carr 7 days ago
On a Mac running PPro 2017, it would be a great mental advantage to remove the many many demo versions of FxFactory presets in my Effects and Transition folders. Ignoring them is no longer a simpatico
Re: Remove FXfactory Demos from Effects & Transitions?!
by Simon Ubsdell 7 days ago
You can download the app again from here: https: fxfactory.com download Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Beginner question: How do I get this look? (or what is it called?)
by Murat Ataman 1 week ago
I'm trying to use this effect on my short film in a scene and it's probably a simple thing to do but I don't know what it's called or how it's done.. Also is it possible to do this in After Effects or
Re: Beginner question: How do I get this look? (or what is it called?)
by Simon Ubsdell 1 week ago
Yes, if you've already done the key in After Effects you can use that instead of the Video 3 layer I described. If you wanted to do the whole thing in After Effects instead, you could use Ae's built i
Why can't I drag a PNG under my footage to use as a background?
by Ryan Bob 2 weeks ago
I recorded a video with the dimensions of 810x1080 and resized the sequence to 1920x1080. I had two black borders each side of the footage in which I wanted to put a picture underneath it to cover it
Re: Why can't I drag a PNG under my footage to use as a background?
by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago
You're trying to drag it onto your audio tracks. Just move the existing video layer up to V2 and put your background underneath it in the vacated V1 video layer. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaik
Make alpha channel with animated text logo. Please advise.
by Tangier Clarke 2 weeks ago
Folks, I animated a text logo with intent of doing two things - animating the logo and then using the exported movie to be used on any background. I believe I am close, but I missed a step or did a st
Re: Make alpha channel with animated text logo. Please advise.
by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago
I meant to say that if you take your paint strokes, which I am presuming are creating transparency for your logo in the final result ( ), and add them to an Image Mask that you have applied to your lo
More Fusion Traning
by Shawn Miller 3 weeks 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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Clips no sound in davinci 12.5
by Ricardo Marty 3 weeks ago
Resolve 12.5 has lost sound. audio is visible in waveform but no sound comes out. this is true for any clip I have. Other programs are fine like cs6. Can any one give an answer Thanks Ricardo Marty
Re: Clips no sound in davinci 12.5
by Simon Ubsdell 3 weeks ago
Make sure you haven't accidentally turned on the global mute button: Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
picky question about burn-in time code
by Bob Cole 3 weeks ago
When I select Source time code burn in on the Color Page, I get something like this: SRC TC: 15:48:48:02 Picky, picky, I know -- but is there a way to edit this line I'd like to delete the "SRC TC" pa
Re: picky question about burn-in time code
by Simon Ubsdell 3 weeks ago
Bob Cole "Picky, picky, I know -- but is there a way to edit this line I'd like to delete the "SRC TC" part." If you go to the burn-in settings, to the right of the burn-in selection window, there is
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Blog: Final Cut Pro X 10.3 – First Look
by Charlie Austin 1 month 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 1 month ago
Great overview, thanks Charlie! Essential reading for everyone getting to grips with the amazing new features. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
And I've already paid for 10.3!
by Bill Davis 1 month ago
It was a question in the back of my mind Upgrade price Some new quasi-subscription thing I mean this is a HUGE upgrade with serious effort invested in creating it. And now the answer is in. The $299 I
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Re: And I've already paid for 10.3!
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
On the other hand, Resolve has had way more upgrades within the same time frame, almost all of them a lot more substantive than this, and Resolve is free. Which is better value, I wonder Simon Ubsdell
10.3
by Steve Connor 1 month ago
https: www.apple.com final-cut-pro
Re: 10.3
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
You have to step inside the CC to make changes to the edit, and you can only actually monitor the audio mix when you're at the top level of the CC, which is a bit of a limitation, but otherwise it's g
Reactions to today's Apple Event
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
Placeholder until the live event starts. Though you're as always and inevitably, free to speculate beforehand.:-)
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Re: surface on the new macpro
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
The fact that you can now use Roles to create your mix with is a huge step forward. Not the most perfect implementation by a long stretch because it only works in the context of a global compound clip
Look whats coming from Microsof. Mac Killer?
by Ricardo Marty 1 month ago
From Microsoft computer company http: bit.ly 2dKN63Q Ricardo Marty
Re: Look whats coming from Microsof. Mac Killer?
by Steve Connor 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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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Keyboard mapping question
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Is there a way to have my custom keyboard mapping apply across all projects in my User rather than having to choose my set-up for each project from the Project Settings Thanks. Simon Ubsdell tokyo pro
Re: Keyboard mapping question
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Agreed. It seems really perverse to have User log-ins but not user settings - or rather specifically the most obvious user setting of all, which is the keyboard mapping. Unless there's a workaround th
Can't get Avid Artist Color panel to work with Resolve 12.5
by Darren Hartman 2 months ago
I am trying to set up an Avid Artist Color panel with Resolve on a new computer and can not get it to work in the program no matter what I do. I'm not sure what I am doing wrong or if I'm missing a st
Re: Can't get Avid Artist Color panel to work with Resolve 12.5
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Glenn Sakatch "I haven't struggled to get it to recognize the color panel for years" I exaggerate, and yes, here too the panel works just fine almost all the time. On a very few occasions, something
Hardware Is Sexy, But It's Software That Matters
by Gerry Fraiberg 1 month 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 1 month 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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Thoughts/Experience with Resolve Editor
by Ron Whitaker 2 months ago
I currently use Vegas Pro, but am considering a switch. I'd like to get your thoughts on the Resolve editor. I'd especially like to hear from those who have used other programs (ie, Avid, FCP, Premier
Re: Thoughts/Experience with Resolve Editor
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Shane Ross "Maneuvering around the timeline is still a tad clumsy. Using the keyboard to go from clip to clip, it still might jump farther ahead than I want because some clip is selected on a differe
FCP X Explained…
by Robin S. Kurz 2 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 2 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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Textures
by stig olsen 2 months ago
Hi, I will try to create an image that look like an old photograph printer on a textured plate. Can I use a background texture and blend the image on top to create this effect What textures can I use
Re: Textures
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Here's what I'd do based on your example. Find a suitable base layer texture - I've used a nice aluminium with enough organic variation but not too much. you may decide to use the colour of your origi
copy and paste MATCH COLOR- possible?
by Michael Paul 2 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 2 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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Inner shadow and/or round bevel- how?
by Tangier Clarke 2 months ago
Folks, I have been trying to figure out how to use the tools built into Motion 5 to get an inner shadow like the image below and I haven't been able to figure it out. I tried using the bevel filter in
Re: Inner shadow and/or round bevel- how?
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Not sure what you're still having a problem with. Here's a sample project which might help you. 10616_motionbevel.motn.zip You should be able to get it looking pretty much identical to your example. T
File: Motion Bevel
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
motn file Motion Bevel https: f1.creativecow.net 10616 motion-bevel
simple key issue
by Eri Levin 3 months ago
Hello, I am new to Fusion. Any ideas why this is happening I've keyed a shot and merged with a background. But I am having a problem with boundaries and canvas in general. how do you properly make a s
Re: simple key issue
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
To clarify what I'm talking about here are three different examples, using a 1920x1080 foreground green screen clip (the blonde girl) and a background source image that is much larger, namely 4336x289
Article: “Before I forget: don’t wear any underwear.”
by Tim Wilson 2 months ago
Field Production Before I forget: don t wear any underwear. Before coming to Creative COW, before his lives in product marketing and product management at Avid and Boris FX, Creative COW Editor-in-Ch
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Re: “Before I forget: don’t wear any underwear.”
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Absolutely brilliant piece of writing and a great story, but this line was my favourite" "Yeah, I'm the bird guy." My pulse hasn't yet slowed down to normal after reading this ... Simon Ubsdell tokyo
Will FCX be around for a while?
by Glenn Payne 3 months ago
Hi guys, I'm about to invest in a nice imac and I'm planning to use fcx. I'm just wondering what the word on the street is about fcx. I'm willing to dive into the magnetic timeline world, but I'm just
Re: Will FCX be around for a while?
by Charlie Austin 3 months ago
Robin S. Kurz "I'm pretty sure that I never have." I was generalizing, but I hear "new way of editing" a lot. Either explicitly, or implied in the "relearn how you do things" sense. You *do* need to
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OT: Interesting lawsuit
by Scott Witthaus 3 months ago
Careful how you edit: http: www.richmond.com news virginia article_8ceda5d1-2e15-52e5-aed7-638b4f81ca8f.html Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU
Re: OT: Interesting lawsuit
by David Roth Weiss 3 months ago
As a documentarian and journalist for longer than many readers here have been alive, I completely agree with everything Andrew has written about ethics, and most of what Tim has written, and I would n
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Tutorial: Hawaiki Keyer 3.0 Upgrader Tutorial
by Simon Ubsdell 3 months ago
Apple Final Cut Pro X Hawaiki Keyer 3.0 Upgrader Tutorial After 25 years as an editor, compositor, and VFX artist, frequent Creative COW poster and tutorial author Simon Ubsdell knows what he needs f
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So, about that Apple event....
by Tim Wilson 3 months ago
As far as I can tell, the only ACTUAL news that will affect anything about, really, anyone, anywhere, is the headphone jack, which, in the scheme of things is tiny compared to ditching floppies or opt
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Re: So, about that Apple event....
by Steve Connor 3 months ago
Sadly the livestream didn't include the "one more thing" video https: www.youtube.com watch v=DSnrLZxnbUc
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Good news
by Steve Connor 3 months ago
Alex 4D just posted this https: jobs.apple.com us search#&ss=47429395&t=0&so=&lo=0*USA&pN=0&openJobId=47429395 Anyone here want the job :)
Re: Good news
by Walter Soyka 3 months ago
Bill Davis "I don't have to get a whole new phone because I left mine on the deck and it started raining Because Jony Ives team figured a way not to need the same headphone hole they've been using si
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