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Steve Cohen

Member Since:
September 16th 2005
497 Posts
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Davie, FL
Motion Updae
by James Thomas 4 years ago
I just updated my iMac to yosimite not knowing my motion 4.0.3 wouldn't work. Is there an upgrade, or do I have to purchase 5
Re: Motion Update
by Steve Cohen 3 years ago
I had Motion and all the FCP 3 applications working fine under Yosemite. I just upgraded to El Capitan because my Office 365 suite would not work under Yosemite and discovered that QMaster and Motion
Force Fixed-lenght GOP's
by Steve Cohen 3 years ago
I'm not sure if this should be in here or the Premiere forum, but the specs for Electronic File Delivery for a network I'm dealing with is asking for a GOP length of 12. I can check the box for Force
Re: Force Fixed-lenght GOP's
by Steve Cohen 3 years ago
I'm using CC the 2015.3 Release I'm using a customized MXFOP1a Thanks; Steve Cohen
Shift A equivalent
by Steve Cohen 3 years ago
I'm making the switch from FCP 7 to Adobe CC and I'm picking it up pretty quickly. There are some things that I find really useful in FCP and just can't figure out how to do in Premier. The one I'm ba
Re: Shift A equivalent
by Steve Cohen 3 years ago
Thank you Ann. That's helpful. Steve Cohen
Installing FCP 6 {Live Type Only)
by Steve Cohen 3 years ago
I'm trying to install Live Type from Final Cut 6 on an Intel-based iMac running Mavericks. Whenever I try to run the installer I get a message that says... "You can t open the application FinalCutStud
Re: Installing FCP 6 {Live Type Only)
by Steve Cohen 3 years ago
Thank you. That's What I wound up doing. I had a copy of Snow Leopard. It was a little tougher than what you said because I'm on an iMac with no DVD drive, bit I made a disk image from my old PPC and
Remote Log in
by Steve Cohen 3 years ago
I just upgraded from Snow Leopard to Yosemite (Mountain Lion on some machines) When I remote into these systems now (using Real VNC) and the VNC setup on the MAC's I'm greeted by a log in screen (even
Re: Remote Log in
by Steve Cohen 3 years ago
I'm using Remote Management. I've never needed Remote Login in the past. Screen Sharing is controlled by Remote Management. Turning on Remote Login doesn't make a difference. It may just be one of the
NTFS & OSx Drives
by Greg Burke 4 years ago
Greetings Cow Members, In the next few weeks I'll be moving to the PC Windows 10 family and saying goodbye to my 10+ years on Mac OSX, However I'm having a hard time finding out how to transfer all my
Re: NTFS & OSx Drives
by Steve Cohen 4 years ago
Format a Drive as Ex-Fat. It is readable and writable by both Mac and PC and doesn't have the 4GB file size limit that Fat 32 has. Steve Cohen
Getting Flutter when slowing down footage.
by Steve Cohen 6 years ago
I'm working on a spot in FCP 6 with footage that was shot on a Canon 6D in H264 in a mode called ALL-I. It was shot 1920 x 1080 at 29.97fps I converted the footage in Compressor to Apple ProRes and ke
Re: Getting Flutter when slowing down footage.
by Steve Cohen 6 years ago
Thanks. When I did 20% slowdown it looked OK, but I need to go slower than that. Like 50%. I'll take a look at Twixtor. Steve Cohen
Editing with ProRes (LT) files on older FCP systems
by Victor Carbonneau 10 years ago
Has anyone been able to play and (more importantly) edit quicktime files created with the new ProRes (LT) codec on older Final Cut systems We have a number of files we need to use that have been creat
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Re: Editing with ProRes (LT) files on older FCP systems
by Steve Cohen 7 years ago
The alias AppleProRessCodec.component cannot be copied to the destination, perhaps because the destination does not support this type of alias. I've since come to find out, through trial and error th
Updating Final Cut Pro. Stuck at 6.0.4
by Steve Cohen 7 years ago
I'm trying to update Final Cut Studio 2 after reformatting my hard drive. I did a full wipe of the drive, installed Leopard, Ran the updates. Installed my SAN software and BlackMagic drivers then inst
Re: Updating Final Cut Pro. Stuck at 6.0.4
by Steve Cohen 7 years ago
I was able to get that and it worked fine. Thanks; Steve Cohen
Installing final cut 6 and 7 same machine?
by Steve Cohen 8 years ago
I believe I've read this before, but I can't find it now. Is it possible to install final cut 6 and 7 same machine Is it as simple as creating a different folder for FCP7 during the install process Th
Re: Installing final cut 6 and 7 same machine?
by Steve Cohen 8 years ago
Thanks guys. David I know how to set up partitions and do separate installs, but I though it was in another post by you that I read you could have both on the same partition. Maybe I'm confusing it wi
Remote Desktop not available under "Sharing'
by Steve Cohen 8 years ago
I'm trying to set up VNC on my MAC's at work. I'm using Real VNC on my PC to connect to the MAC's, but only some of them will show Apple Remote Desktop under the Sharing System Preferences, other will
MultiBridge Extreme Power Supplies.
by Steve Cohen 8 years ago
I have had about a dozen power supplies for my 6 Black Magic Multi Bridge Extreme's go bad in the past 2 years. Being in South Florida I insist that all my systems are plugged into Surge Protectors, b
Final Cut Pro X Pro Users Only??
by Alexander Higgins 8 years ago
I feel like a lot of praise for Final Cut Pro X is coming from ProSumers and Fan Boys. Seriously, I have a company and we have invested in 10 suites for FCP for editorial and lots of other things. Wha
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Re: Final Cut Pro X Pro Users Only??
by Steve Cohen 8 years ago
Has anyone else noticed that Apple has skipped 2 versions of Final Cut and jumped from FCP 7 to FCP X (10) Can you really trust a company that can't do math right Steve Cohen
Indexing drives.
by Steve Cohen 9 years ago
How can you force indexing of all drives We have 5 MAC's (Leopard) connected to a fiber SAN and when we try to search for a file in the finder window it does not always find it even though we know it'
Making buttons or images transparent.
by Steve Cohen 10 years ago
I have some images that I would like to use as buttons or just stand alone images in a DVD menu. When I bring them into DVDSP4 and place them on my menu background, they are not transparent. I've trie
Snow Leopard
by Steve Cohen 10 years ago
I just want to clarify something. If I order a new system that comes with Snow Leopard I should not have a problem wiping it clean and installing Leopard on it correct I know you are saying why do you
Re: Snow Leopard
by Steve Cohen 10 years ago
Thanks Zane; I have explained it and now I'm fighting the battle. Thanks for the help. Steve
boot up from install cd
by Laura Gruszczynski 10 years ago
Hi, I am trying to run some maintenance and repairs on a Mac Pro, OS X 4.11 and I am unable to convince the machine that it needs to boot up from the install cd so I can run disc utility. I am holding
Re: boot up from install cd
by Steve Cohen 10 years ago
With the CD in the drive go to System Preferences Startup Disk and set it to start from the DVD. Then when you are done with your maintainance restart the system and while booting up hold down your ej
No Preview Available
by Steve Cohen 10 years ago
The system is a Apple power PC Quad core 2.8GHz 8Gig of ram with FCP 6.0.5 and a Multibridge Pro running drives 6.8.7 (at the time). We were ingesting some Mini DV footage earlier today and everything
Re: No Preview Available
by Steve Cohen 10 years ago
Luke; The problem was capturing SD footage on the Component or SDI inputs. Capturing Mini DV thru Firewire always worked fine. Luke Maslen "The key point in the article is that this problem can be res
SDI A & B on MultiBridge Extreme
by Steve Cohen 10 years ago
We have several Black Magic Multibridge Extreme units here and had noticed there is an SDI Input A & B as well as an Output A & B. What are these for Can you have 2 different SDI inputs connected and
Re: SDI A & B on MultiBridge Extreme
by Thomas Rued 10 years ago
Hi Kristian, I'm having a similar problem - is there any way you can capture Full HD from two individual sources at the same time using the MultiBridge (I'm using the MultiBridge Pro) Best Thomas Rued
Changing Capture Settings?
by Steve Cohen 10 years ago
I'm using Premier 1.5 (Yes I not it is old, but that's what I have)with a Blackmagic MultiBridge Extreme to capture. My problem is even though I set the Blackmagic Preferences to capture DV DVCPro25 (
Re: Changing Capture Settings?
by Vincent Rosati 10 years ago
DV is 8-bit. Uncompressed is higher quality than to DV. Sounds like you're set. Unless you're having issues with uncompressed file sizes I do find it odd that there is no DV capture. Perhaps you can u
Quicktime from Final Cut
by Steve Cohen 11 years ago
I have some Quicktime files that were digitized on a Final Cut System QT 7.5. Can Avid read them I'm not worried about any time line or project from Final Cut I just need to get the files into the Avi
Re: Quicktime from Final Cut
by Steve Cohen 11 years ago
John Pale "Sorry. FCP and Avid are not interchangable systems. Avid is not a Quicktime based editing system." John; Thanks for the advice. I totally agree with you, but get them to see that is easier
calculaitng file size.
by Steve Cohen 11 years ago
My company just acquired another company that has 2 Avid systems... Avid Adrenaline Media Composer version 2.8 Avid Meridian Media Composer Version 12.1.2 We want to add them to our SAN, for storage o
Re: calculaitng file size.
by James Burke 11 years ago
I've used the following site in the past: http: www.digitalrebellion.com footage_calc.htmJames Burke Creative Director mBlaze Multimedia Design, Inc. www.mBlaze.com
Copying an effect from one clip or project to another.
by Steve Cohen 11 years ago
Is there a way to copy and paste the attribute of an effect from one clip to another or even from project to project. I have to composite an image in to a TV monitor in several scenes. They are all in
Re: Copying an effect from one clip or project to another.
by Steve Cohen 11 years ago
That sounds perfect. I will have to remember to try it the next time I have the chance. The problem is that our workflow does not require Motion that often and by the time I go back to it I have forgo
Input from a PS3???
by Steve Cohen 11 years ago
I have a BlueRay Disc that I need to get into Final Cut Pro. I have 4 BlackMagic Multibridge Extremes and a Pro in house. The PS3 seems to only have a composite output and an HDMI output. I could go C
Re: Input from a PS3???
by Callum McLay 11 years ago
Hi Steve As far as I am aware, the PS 3 should have a HD component output, which you can use to input into either of your Multibridges. You should be able to get the same quality as you would over HDM
Final Cut Pro 6.0.4 workflow???
by Steve Cohen 11 years ago
I'm trying to change the name of my disk and clips before I bring the clips into Final Cut Pro. I can make the changes under the logging tab only, but I am unable to save them. I see the dot next to t
Re: Final Cut Pro 6.0.4 workflow???
by Steve Cohen 11 years ago
Yes I am. I'm using the latest version. (The # escapes me right now because I am not in front of it). Steve Cohen Editor O2 Media Inc.
Guidance Needed
by Steve Cohen 11 years ago
We have a shoot going on in California starting Monday and the production company is shooting with an XDCam HD F350. They will be sending the discs to us via FedEx. The show is going to end up in a Le
Re: Guidance Needed
by Steve Cohen 11 years ago
I agree. I didn't know that they were that small. We typically digitize at 8 bit uncompressed which is about 5 and a half time larger then DV, so we should have the room for the XD files. Thanks again
Help with Flash Video???
by Steve Cohen 12 years ago
We are trying to encode our shows and segments to Flash video. 2 situations are arising that I don
Re: Help with Flash Video???
by Steve Cohen 12 years ago
Thanks; My IT department removed the clip from the server. I will keep the suggestions in mind. As I said I'm using Cleaner 6.5 for Mac. The quality, in my and most everyone else's option is pretty go
No analog audio input when set to BlackMagic
by Steve Cohen 12 years ago
First forgive me I am not in front of the machine with the problem, so my wording or terms may not be 100% accurate. Ok. I have a Blackmagic Multibridge extreme hooked up to a MAC Power PC G5 10.4.9.
Re: No analog audio input when set to BlackMagic
by Andres Posada 12 years ago
It seems that in order to be able to capture analog audio, you must feed some kind of analog video also. Try by connecting any video source to the composite in.
Composite Monitor Shows Green
by Steve Cohen 12 years ago
I just got Boris FX 9.1.5 and installed it on my Mac G5 OX 10.4.9 using FCP 6.0.1. When I drop the effect onto an clip and then go into the controls to modify the settings all I see in the composite w
Re: Composite Monitor Shows Green
by Steve Cohen 12 years ago
Figured it out. Apparently you can't put Borix FX on a clip that has any other filters already (or at least other third party filters). That seems king of limiting. Steve Cohen Editor O2 Media Inc.
time lapse
by Michael Pierre 12 years ago
Does anybody know how to get really SMOOTH time lapse via motion from a Digital SLR camera I just did a test the other night with my new Canon 5D. The standard traffic night shot with streaking headli
Re: time lapse
by Steve Cohen 12 years ago
Go into File User Preference. Goto the Editing Tab and change the duration of "Still Freeze Duration" to 00:00:00:01. I just tried it and it worked fine for me. Steve Cohen Editor O2 Media Inc.
Creating an Alpha Channel???
by Steve Cohen 12 years ago
I am taking the lower third from the Tech Blue Theme and modifying it to be basically the white bar at the top I want to Create an alpha Channel so can just place the .motn file in anywhere FCP and it
Re: Creating an Alpha Channel???
by Steve Cohen 12 years ago
Noah; There is a still posted at http: bellsouthpwp2.net m e megacolor images Lower_Third.jpg I made the backgroung white to illustrate what is happening. Whatever is white in the still (normally Blac
Animating square object
by Rick Garnica 12 years ago
Hello, I'm fairly new to Motion, though have messed around with some of the Apple book tutorials to get familiar with the program. What I am trying to do, is to animate a square being drawn Starting f
Re: Animating square object
by Steve Cohen 12 years ago
I'm not sure if this is exactly what you are looking for, but the Sketches Template Open has something very similar to what you are talking about. They used a Targa file that they just wiped on to sim
Composite Output from DeckLink HD Extreme?
by Steve Cohen 12 years ago
Basically the Subject says it all. I need to get a composite signal out of my DeckLink HD Extreme so I can make a VHS for a client. My component output is going to my LCD Monitor, I don't have any dec
Re: Composite Output from DeckLink HD Extreme?
by Chee Wee Tan 12 years ago
If you are lazy to unhook the COMPONENT then do following... 1. If video is DV then: Firewire to DV camera - DV Camera Composite - VHS 2. If video is SD then: Down convert to DV in FCP by nesting orig
No communication with AJA IO
by Steve Cohen 13 years ago
I lost communications with my AJA IO yesterday. I created a new profile, because I think the original profile was corrupt, Final Cut will not launch from the original profile. I re-installed the drive
Re: No communication with AJA IO
by Bob Zelin 13 years ago
using the Firewire cable going to your AJA I O, plug this very cable into a firewire drive (and don't tell me you don't have a firewire drive, or other firewire device - if you don't, then go out and
HD Extreme output problems?
by Steve Cohen 13 years ago
I'm having problems getting video out onto my LCD monitor from Final Cut Pro 5.0. Monitor is a Advent LCD TV I have the component out of the HD Extreme going to the compnent in of the monitor. The mon
Re: HD Extreme output problems?
by Steve Cohen 13 years ago
Kristian; Thanks, that did it. I don't understand, those were the same drivers I originally downloaded and installed. I never install drivers from the CD, becuase they are usually not current. ThanksS
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