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MacBook Pros "underpowered?" Not for FCP X editors. Not AT ALL.
by Bill Davis 7 hours 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 Steve Connor 3 hours ago
Bill Davis "For some reason, no positive X post will EVER go unchallenged here. " As will no negative post either :)
"It’s the Tesla of NLEs"
by Robin S. Kurz 4 days ago
http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 1930-getting-a-16-episode-gameshow-to-rough-assembly-in-30-minutes-with-final-cut-pro-x Pretty damn impressive. - RK ___________________________________________
Re: "It’s the Tesla of NLEs"
by Steve Connor 5 hours ago
Brian Seegmiller " I LOVE FCP X and if you look me up you will discover I am a staunch advocate for FCP X" Won't stop you getting the "Wrath of Kurtz" I'm afraid :)
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Wes Plate joins the FCP X team?
by Bill Davis 2 weeks ago
Just got saw word via Peter Wiggins at FCP.co that Wes Plate of Automatic Duck fame has gone to work for Apple on the FCP X Pro App team as a Product Designer! But it's accurate - that's amazing news!
Re: Wes Plate joins the FCP X team?
by Steve Connor 4 days ago
I like the way FCPX handles AAF files with X2Pro, I'd rather Apple used their resources on other stuff
The perfect workflow ...
by Simon Ubsdell 1 week ago
... is the perfect workflow for the job that you are doing at any one time, and when it's just right, it's very hard to beat. Over the last couple of days I have been working on a fashion merchandisin
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Re: The perfect workflow ...
by Steve Connor 1 week ago
Very suitable and interesting post for this forum Simon, despite Bill's misgivings.
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"Adobexit", switching from PPro to FCPX
by Steve Connor 4 weeks ago
Just noticed this article reposted on the FCPX Editors group on Facebook about switching to FCPX http: www.vivalazoom.co.uk switch-premiere-final-cut
Re: "Adobexit", switching from PPro to FCPX
by Steve Connor 4 weeks ago
Robin S. Kurz "No. My karma clearly ran over his dogma. " Thanks I'll be stealing that one https: www.youtube.com watch v=CJh1hmmLLzw
10.3.2 Is out - WOW review from a huge X facility in Europe.
by Bill Davis 1 month ago
My friend Mads Larsen Nielsen - who works at the huge Metronome facility in Europe posted this on today's 10.3.2 update to FCP X... "I kid you not when I say this this, for us at Metronome and basical
Re: 10.3.2 Is out - WOW review from a huge X facility in Europe.
by Andrew Kimery 4 weeks ago
Bill Davis "Good god, man - all I did was post a link to a high end facility editors direct experience with the tool this entire forum is supposedly about! " This side discussion isn't about your ori
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Steve Connor liked this 4 weeks ago
S-Log footage in FCPX 10.3
by Steve Connor 2 months ago
Just shot my first project in S-Log since the upgrade to 10.3 and I've found it's randomly applying a LUT to the footage on import. It's not a major issue as I can turn it off, but it's a behaviour I
Re: S-Log footage in FCPX 10.3
by Steve Connor 2 months ago
Thanks, I realise this but I want the option to have FCPX NOT apply a LUT on import especially as the Slog LUT isn't very good! I'll make a feature request.
Blog: Could 2016 Be The Year That Changed Everything?
by walter biscardi 4 months ago
In the same week of October, Microsoft and Apple both debuted new products. In past years, creatives, especially Professional Creatives, would drool over the latest slick and cool Apple products. But
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Steve Connor liked this 4 months ago
Re: Could 2016 Be The Year That Changed Everything?
by Steve Connor 4 months ago
I think it would be a VERY smart move for Microsoft if they made some devices available for review on the COW.
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: Final Cut Pro X 10.3 – First Look
by Steve Connor 4 months ago
Nicely written Charlie!
How to Author a Blu-Ray
by David Mayer 4 months ago
Amazing how difficult this is. I have searched Creative Cow and Google, etc., can't seem to get simple answers. "Share" is not working so now I am looking for Blu-ray authoring software. All I want to
Re: How to Author a Blu-Ray
by Steve Connor 4 months ago
I use Encore and it works really well for Bluray
Article: Adobe MAX 2016: Breakthroughs in Design and Productivity
by Creative COW 4 months ago
Adobe Creative Cloud Adobe MAX 2016: Breakthroughs in Design and Productivity You might be excused for thinking that, barely a month since Adobe announced massive updates to their Creative Cloud suit
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Re: Article: Adobe MAX 2016: Breakthroughs in Design and Productivity
by Steve Connor 4 months ago
The Social Publishing Panel for PPro looks amazing!
I love this new version, but....
by Jeremy Garchow 4 months ago
Is it true that playback stops when adjusting level or is it just me It stops whether I use mouse or keyboard.
Re: I love this new version, but....
by Steve Connor 4 months ago
Jeremy Garchow "Feels buggish to me. " Report it!
FCPX 10.3 Bugs
by Oliver Peters 4 months ago
This seems like a good place to start listing bugs as you run across them. So far I've hit these intermittent UI bugs: 1. Occasionally the playhead loses focus on which is the active pane in dual disp
Re: FCPX 10.3 Bugs
by Steve Connor 4 months ago
That's worrying, all my updated libraries are backing up OK
Final Cut Pro 10.3, Motion 5.3 and Compressor 4.3 are out
by Robin S. Kurz 4 months ago
like I said: Final Cut Pro 10.3, Motion 5.3 and Compressor 4.3 are out! - RK ____________________________________________________ Deutsch Hier gibt es ein umfassendes FCP X Training f r dich!
Re: Final Cut Pro 10.3, Motion 5.3 and Compressor 4.3 are out
by Steve Connor 4 months ago
Mark Suszko "Is the "Precision editor" still a thing " Yes and I will continue NOT using it :)
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 Tim Wilson 4 months ago
I don't think that the word "dominate" makes any sense in the context of NLEs anymore. I don't think it has for years, actually. Maybe never did. First, there's the question of dominate what. We've al
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Steve Connor liked this 4 months ago
Computer trapped in 2010...
by Marisha Camp 5 months ago
I have an older computer (which can only support USB 2 and Firewire.) And I need to edit down a huge amount of video, much of which is stored on external harddrives that only use USB. Is it possible t
Re: Computer trapped in 2010...
by Steve Connor 4 months ago
Are the drives USB2 or USB 3 You can add a USB 3 Card very cheaply to an old Mac Pro and it makes it much faster.
Will FCX be around for a while?
by Glenn Payne 5 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 Simon Ubsdell 5 months ago
Robin S. Kurz " Shake, Soundtrack, even Color are still alive within FCP X. ... The technology of all of the above is factually within FCP X." Sounds very interesting if true. Could you show us some
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News: Adobe Unveils Sweeping Feature and Performance Updates to Adobe Creative Cloud Applications at IBC 2016
by Cow News Droid 6 months ago
Virtual Reality, Character Animation, Advanced Collaboration, and 3D Innovations across After Effects, Premiere Pro, and more (San Jose, CA--September 6, 2016) Adobe today revealed a series of innovat
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Re: News: Adobe Unveils Sweeping Feature and Performance Updates to Adobe Creative Cloud Applications at IBC 2016
by Steve Connor 6 months ago
I don't work in multi-user environments, but the "Teams" feature looks pretty cool!
OT: Digital Heaven SpeedScriber is now in beta
by Craig Seeman 6 months ago
Digital Heaven SpeedScriber is now in beta After initial look over a brief description: OSX 10.10 or later required (Mac only it appears). Open app and upload video with audio or audio only for transc
Re: OT: Digital Heaven SpeedScriber is now in beta
by Walter Soyka 6 months ago
Steve Connor "Genius, Apple marketing should use this!" My NLE is databasier than yours! Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live link Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Desig
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Steve Connor liked this 6 months ago
"Or Not" was born of the FCP X Launch. So...
by Bill Davis 9 months ago
Over Memorial Day to decompress from my killer recent schedule a bit, I binge-watched some of the Stieg Larssen series of Dragon Tattoo book to film adaptations from Sweden. (Really nice productions a
Re: "Or Not" was born of the FCP X Launch. So...
by Tim Wilson 9 months ago
Andrew Kimery " Bill Davis "It's all Apples fault." Well now that that's settled... ;)" Are you guys thinking what I'm thinking NEW FORUM NAME!!!!!!!!!
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Steve Connor liked this 9 months ago
No news?
by David Mathis 10 months ago
I thought the message board would light up. I mean there has to be something that we can debate from NAB news. Guess the light bulbs need replacing.
Re: No news?
by Steve Connor 10 months ago
There's no change to the subscription model so nothing new for people to debate on here
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Adobe sneak peak
by Oliver Peters 10 months 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 10 months 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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Steve Connor liked this 10 months ago
Premiere PRO CC Terrible XAVC Efficiency compared to VLC
by Jake McCurdy 11 months ago
Premiere Pro's FS7 XAVC decoding efficiency seems is terrible for me. Trying to play any 4K XAVC-I clip maxes out my 8-core Mac Pro at any resolution, even 1 16th. The exact same clip on the exact sam
Re: Premiere PRO CC Terrible XAVC Efficiency compared to VLC
by Steve Connor 11 months ago
Jake McCurdy "Premiere Pro's FS7 XAVC decoding efficiency seems is terrible for me. Trying to play any 4K XAVC-I clip maxes out my 8-core Mac Pro at any resolution, even 1 16th. The exact same clip o
Premiere Pro Color grading? Resolve? Your workflow.
by Tommy David 11 months ago
I'd like to just hear a discussion on how everyone is doing it nowadays. I switched over from Final Cut Pro X to Premiere Pro CC. It was mostly because Final Cut Pro X has a horrible system to color c
Re: Premiere Pro Color grading? Resolve? Your workflow.
by Steve Connor 11 months ago
Tommy David "I still think SpeedGrade in a way is still more powerful and a better product" I think you might need to do some tutorials on Resolve!
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last rant
by Aindreas Gallagher 11 months ago
on the cc numbers - one last rant on this forum too. I made a post ages ago around how 2-3 days of paid work pay for a year of the CC tool suite. Shantanyu Narayen, that terrible devil with a trendy b
Re: last rant
by Steve Connor 11 months ago
Aindreas Gallagher "Avid is great, fcpx isn't going away, but neither is a burgeoning software content tool system exploding in all directions. That Michelle Obama piece, with the people working it,
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Can we perhaps hold the triumphalism ...?
by Simon Ubsdell 11 months 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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Re: Can we perhaps hold the triumphalism ...?
by Neil Goodman 11 months ago
Simon Ubsdell "No, no, no - you should be using satellite timing. Don't you know anything !! " Its actually starting to get super ridiculous around here to the point I dont want to read anymore. Peop
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Steve Connor liked this 11 months ago
Netflix 2016 line up so far
by Dan Johnson 12 months ago
Netflix will release more new programing this year then many of the big broadcasters. In their conference call they said that they will release I believe it was 600 hours of new original content this
Re: Netflix 2016 line up so far
by Steve Connor 11 months ago
Scott Roberts " I have several episodes of the new seasons of Better Call Saul and Walking Dead saved up that I haven't touched" I've just caught up with "Better Call Saul" and I have to say it's wor
Hardcore Henry and all-POV filmmaking
by Mark Suszko 12 months ago
The last time someone tried this, it was the last reel of the movie version of the game: "Doom". That didn't work out very well. This one isn't just one reel, but the entire movie.... Still, I'm sure
Re: Hardcore Henry and all-POV filmmaking
by Steve Connor 11 months ago
I saw the trailer before "Deadpool" last week and it was hard to watch!
Things you can do that you didn't use to be able to do....
by Sam Mestman 11 months ago
Things that used to be hard are no longer hard. In 2016, you can now shoot a well made Indie TV Pilot in 6k for less than 20k and easily finish in 4k with FCPX. You can have blazing fast post live on
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Ronny Courtens liked this 11 months ago
Re: Things you can do that you didn't use to be able to do....
by Mathieu Ghekiere 11 months ago
Steve Connor "I have a dream where Apple buy MotionVFX and roll all their fantastic templates and Plugins into FCPX for free :)" But keeps the team active! That guys keep on making great stuff every
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Steve Connor liked this 11 months ago
Is the debate over?
by Steve Connor 12 months ago
Sure is quiet in here, are we done
Re: Is the debate over
by Steve Connor 11 months ago
Tim Wilson "Yeah, that's always been a problem for me, people not being able to tell if I'm being welcoming or scary, when it seems like it's kinda both. LOL " It's a great skill to have!
Hail Caesar
by Oliver Peters 12 months ago
And from the other guys :) http: www.adobe.com creativecloud video pro-video-tools.html trackingid=WB99JRH2&mv=email - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.c
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Re: Reverse shots...Re: Hail Caesar
by Simon Ubsdell 12 months ago
Thank you for your fascinating reply. Lots of really interesting points in there, but I think you are perhaps missing an essential nuance or two. Film language is much less about physical geometry tha
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Buying Premiere Pro Without Subscription
by Bobby Hall 12 months ago
Is it possible to buy Premiere Pro from Adobe without paying for a subscription service I prefer to just buy the program in one large payment instead of paying a monthly fee. If you can't buy the late
Re: Buying Premiere Pro Without Subscription
by Steve Connor 12 months ago
Andrew Kimery "I've only kicked around with X a tiny bit, but from what I've heard it really, really wants to be on newer hardware. I think PPro and Avid probably run better on older Macs than FCP X
Adobe update bug
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
http: arstechnica.com apple 2016 02 warning-bug-in-adobe-creative-cloud-deletes-mac-user-data-without-warning - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
Re: Adobe update bug
by Steve Connor 1 year ago
Jim Wiseman "More about Creative Cloud's latest feature upgrade. Hope you don't use Backblaze backup. Well worth lifetime rental payments. http: forums.macrumors.com threads adobe-creative-cloud-upda
Does the screen glitch in FCPX mean there's a BIG update coming?
by Steve Connor 1 year ago
So we still have the screen glitch in the TC display even after the recent OS update, it's not a major problem of course but I would have expected this to have been corrected sooner in a bug fix updat
Re: Does the screen glitch in FCPX mean there's a BIG update coming?
by John Davidson 1 year ago
None of the Pro Grarage Bands in LA use Garageband. John Davidson President Creative Director Magic Feather Inc.
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OT: Finally, a movie shot entirely on the back up camera of a Toyota Prius.
by Andy Neil 1 year ago
This cracked me up, and I wanted to share. https: www.youtube.com watch v=UU7XWTpRwDo Andy https: plus.google.com u 0 107277729326633563425 videos
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Re: OT: Finally, a movie shot entirely on the back up camera of a Toyota Prius.
by Joseph W. Bourke 1 year ago
That shouldn't be an issue, but I wonder whether the NLE software on the Prius dashboard is superior to that on the Ford I think the Ford NLE has tracks... Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Me
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10-Bit Color in El Capitan: A sign of things to come in FCPX?
by Nicholas Zimmerman 1 year ago
I figured you guys might be interested in this: 4K and 5K iMacs Support 10-Bit Color Depth on OS X El Capitan & Apple Is Paving the Way for 10-Bit Color with Its Latest OS X Update So we now have
Re: 10-Bit Color in El Capitan: A sign of things to come in FCPX?
by Brooks Tomlinson 1 year ago
Okay, took a little bit, but Found out for sure you can have 10-Bit export from mac thru I O. I ran a 10-bit signal from my pc, and mac thru the same Flanders monitor. Then just switched from sdi1 to
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what is editing speed ?
by Herb Sevush 1 year ago
I wanted to starting a new thread based on this whole concept of editing speed. As per the previous thread ( https: forums.creativecow.net readpost 335 85784 ) I agree that it is hard to quantify exac
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Re: what is editing speed ?
by Joe Marler 1 year ago
Phil Lowe "Avid also provides a filmstrip view. I've never used it because, again, it affects performance. As someone else noted, a large project in FCPX will also suffer from performance issues havi
Steve Connor liked this 1 year ago
Serious X Editing for Speed
by Bill Davis 1 year ago
We argued for months over my contention that so many X editors claim to be significantly more productive when they become highly skilled at FCP X. Many asked how that can be - cuz cutting is cutting,
Re: Serious X Editing for Speed
by Jeremy Garchow 1 year ago
Steve Connor "I think this is an argument that begs to be quantified, but is in fact broadly unquantifiable. " Just don't call it asymmetrical quantification. Then everything goes mad.
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Latest CC update out now - El Capitan Supported?
by Steve Connor 1 year ago
Just noticed the latest version is available and it adds official support for El Capitan
Re: Latest CC update out now - El Capitan Supported?
by Gary Huff 1 year ago
Steve Connor "Just noticed the latest version is available and it adds official support for El Capitan" Awesome. Planning to wipe and start afresh with El Capitan and this was my last barrier to gett
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AE CC 2015 - Quick observation
by Chris Pettit 1 year ago
Since I'm late to a previous discussion, I'll start a new post for what it's worth. From the previous post, comment from Walter: Walter Soyka "but honestly, it does work, the new preview system is a f
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Re: AE CC 2015 - Quick observation
by Chris Pettit 1 year ago
David McGavran "Specifically on the 4k Presets question. We have tons of 4k formats like ProRes, GoPro, Cineform, JPEG 2000, h264 among others. Also coming out VERY VERY soon is our new 2015 update w
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Sony FS7 and XAVC-I Codec in Premiere
by Michael Buday 1 year ago
I'm going to be shooting a large amount of material at 4K, most likely using the Sony FS7 and the XAVC-I codec @23.98fps. I'm wondering if anyone has worked natively in this format with Premiere Pro.
Re: Sony FS7 and XAVC-I Codec in Premiere
by Steve Connor 1 year ago
I'm really hoping that the next PPro release will have better XAVC handling.
Brand new Mac Pro, Premiere CC 2015 crashes and bugs out often
by Brett Hansen 1 year ago
I have a Mac Pro 3.5 ghz 6-Core Xeon E5, 32 GB Ram with a AMD Firepro D500 3072mb graphic card and am having trouble running Premiere CC 15 with out it crashing on a daily basis or just bugging out in
Re: Brand new Mac Pro, Premiere CC 2015 crashes and bugs out often
by Steve Connor 1 year ago
What OS is it running
Creative Cloud Holiday Discount Accounting?
by Bill Davis 1 year ago
So lots of email today and ads with DEEP discounts for a first year of CC. Like pushing near 70% off. IIRC the earlier discussions here the idea advanced was that the subscription rate didn't reflect
Re: Creative Cloud Holiday Discount Accounting?
by Steve Connor 1 year ago
Jim Wiseman "Moved to a much less heavily trafficked forum. Rental is an issue in the FCPX or not debate. It got me to FCPX from CC and I'm not going back as long as it is only available in that mann
New 2015 iMac will not run Yosemite
by Bob Pierce 1 year ago
Maybe I should have known better, but I have to admit I'm shocked. My new iMac 5k is El Crapitan OS only. No Yosemite allowed, which of course means no Adobe pro apps either. Seriously. It won't run t
Re: New 2015 iMac will not run Yosemite
by Steve Connor 1 year ago
David Roth Weiss "There is a problem under the hood of Premiere with the XAVCi codec - as best it was explained to me, a Premiere needs to be "optimized" for many, if not all, new codecs, and XAVCi h
El Capitan and Adobe Apps
by Steve Connor 1 year ago
I note there is an update to OS X El Capitan today, will this speed up validation of el Capitan with Premier Pro
Re: El Capitan and Adobe Apps
by Steve Connor 1 year ago
David Roth Weiss "In this case, whatever the advantage may be of updating the OS, if it is known that it can potentially put an editor's fundamental source of revenue at risk, any user considering th
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