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Towards a better NLE Part 2 - A conceptual framework
by Simon Ubsdell 2 days ago
Most of the time, when talking about improving the NLE concept, we talk in terms of tweaking existing tools and modes rather than addressing fundamental design questions. But I think there remain majo
Re: Towards a better NLE Part 2 - A conceptual framework
by Steve Connor 6 hours ago
Simon Ubsdell "Anything sitting alone in the Browser is a "clip" - lifeless and inert until it is actually joined by another "clip". That's the point I am trying to emphasise. Skimming across clips d
FCPX and After Effects
by Oliver Peters 4 days ago
More from NAB 2018 LumaForge http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2076-chris-fenwick-after-effects-in-a-final-cut-pro-x-workflow https: www.youtube.com watch v=S--2K8IcclY - Oliver Oliver Peters -
Re: FCPX and After Effects
by Steve Connor 7 hours ago
Simon Ubsdell "We have seen the future and it doesn't have Apple's name on it any more. " Yes we have and in that future Google will harvest every SINGLE bit of your data you happily give them and wi
Reconsidering FCPX in Hollywood
by Oliver Peters 3 weeks ago
One of the Lumaforge NAB presentations: http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2070-josh-beal-reconsidering-final-cut-pro-x-in-hollywood Direct link to the video here: https: www.youtube.com watch ti
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Re: Reconsidering a pompous editing system made by Apple engineers.
by Steve Connor 2 weeks ago
Al Bergstein "I felt the move to X was extremely poorly handled and showed a lack of respect for the customer." Not many people will disagree with the fact that the launch was handled badly! Al Bergs
Premiere CC 2018 H264 uses Quick Sync, faster than FCPX on iMac Pro at H264 encoding
by Joe Marler 2 weeks ago
For years Premiere has been criticized as being much slower than FCPX at H264 encode and decode due to not using Quick Sync. A year or two ago Premiere started using this on Windows (to some degree) b
Re: Premiere CC 2018 H264 uses Quick Sync, faster than FCPX on iMac Pro at H264 encoding
by Scott Witthaus 2 weeks ago
Herb Sevush "No, but it's one less reason to switch to X" To each their own....I probably make up those seconds in the first hour of an X edit. YMMV. Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Visual Storyteller h
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Steve Connor liked this 2 weeks ago
Smarter and Faster
by Oliver Peters 3 weeks ago
Steve Martin's Working Smarter and Faster presentation from NAB https: www.youtube.com watch time_continue=1&v=MdqTwAPg6Qg - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Smarter and Faster
by Steve Connor 2 weeks ago
Michael Hancock " The hardest part isn't learning to use software for a job - it's learning which software to use for a job." Utterly right, that s it, pack up the forum we re all done here. We have
FCP X 4.1 multicam issues
by Johanna Fry 4 weeks ago
Hi All I have been using FCPX for decades and am about to throw something out the window (not me... not that desperate... yet) with the new updates. Currently working on 10.4.1 (would do anything to b
Re: FCP X 4.1 multicam issues
by Steve Connor 3 weeks ago
10.4.2 now available with selection bug fixed (apparently)
FCPX or R15?
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
I find the Resolve threads here fascinating. 2.5 million FCPX users notwithstanding, is Apple playing catch-up now to Blackmagic Design and Resolve It amazes me that a community where a trackless UI w
Re: FCPX or R15?
by Oliver Peters 4 weeks ago
Steve Connor "Besides if we all started using iPhones, Peli would go out of business!" Of course, an iPhone shoot may or may not require less gear. Smaller, yes. Less Hmm... https: www.youtube.com wa
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Steve Connor liked this 4 weeks ago
'Winning' NAB vs winning new users
by Andrew Kimery 1 month ago
With the fast and furious updates to Resolve, BM has been 'winning' NAB for a number of years now, but that show floor success doesn't seem to be turning into a boatload of new customers using Resolve
Re: 'Winning' NAB vs winning new users
by Arthur Bell 1 month ago
At the end of the day ' free' may be the toughest feature to combat. This used to be AVID's world. Final Cut Pro 3 though 7 gave the adventurous pro's a good run. Adobe Cs6 maybe added 'FCP 7 Keyboard
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Steve Connor liked this 1 month ago
As excited as I am about the 10.4.1 release......
by Steve Connor 1 month ago
Great to see an update to FCPX and I can't wait to start using it, but just look at the Release notes for Resolve 15!! They really are steaming ahead with it, I think Adobe should be very worried! Wha
Re: As excited as I am about the 10.4.1 release......
by Ricardo Marty 1 month ago
These are some of the things that are new to r15 https: www.youtube.com watch v=-2zowRwdjIE
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Steve Connor liked this 1 month ago
Interview with Ben Mercer
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
https: www.provideocoalition.com art-of-the-cut-with-ben-mercer-on-editing-unknown-soldier-in-fcp-x Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Interview with Ben Mercer
by Bill Davis 1 month ago
Steve Connor "Cue post from Bill about that's what he's been saying about FCPX all along :)" No time. FCP X 10.4.1 drops tomorrow. I have an Atomos Inferno Shogun to use all week plus I m recording T
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Steve Connor liked this 1 month ago
iMac Pro or next year's Mac Pro?
by Steve Connor 1 month ago
With Apple's recent announcement about the Mac Pro not being released until next year, I'm now looking to get an iMac Pro and I'd be interested in hearing peoples experiences with it "Traditional NLEs
Re: iMac Pro or next year's Mac Pro?
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
Our shop has 3 of the same model as Joe. Great machine, very happy. Our results are similar. Here s a blog post I wrote testing them out. https: digitalfilms.wordpress.com 2018 01 06 putting-apples-im
FCPX 10.4.1 coming April 9 with ProRes Raw
by Warren Eig 1 month ago
https: www.apple.com newsroom 2018 04 final-cut-pro-x-update-introduces-prores-raw-and-advanced-closed-captioning Warren Eig O 310-470-0905 email: info@babyboompictures.com website: http: www.BabyBoom
Re: FCPX 10.4.1 coming April 9 with ProRes Raw
by Steve Connor 1 month ago
It looks like BMD are about to announce a new 4K Pocket Cinema Camera, how cool would it be it that supported it :) "Traditional NLEs have timelines. FCPX has storylines " W.Soyka
Pro Apps Crash Too Often
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
Why is that that when you are really pushing an app hard, the ProApps software like Final Cut Pro X crashes more often than any other post software And worse than just crashing, it totally messes up t
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Douglas K. Dempsey liked this 2 months ago
Re: Pro Apps Crash Too Often
by Joe Marler 1 month ago
Oliver Peters "'ve had much better luck when I cut stuff on the attached Promise RAID (additional locally attached storage)...I'm at NAB this coming week, so I intend to have a conversation about the
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Steve Connor liked this 1 month ago
FCPX and documentary editing
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
https: www.provideocoalition.com art-cut-documentary-editor-david-tillman - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: FCPX and documentary editing
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
Steve Connor "Yep, some of us like to write our songs by "jamming" " You'll note that he also mentioned "sculpting" - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
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Steve Connor liked this 2 months ago
Just double checking: there's no way to have it play at less than normal speed, correct?
by Noam Osband 3 months ago
I'm writing a script and using footage in a FCP X project. I want to let it play and transcribe that way. However, at normal speed, the talking is too fast. I've custom speeded all the clips to 80% bu
Re: Just double checking: there's no way to have it play at less than normal speed, correct?
by Steve Connor 3 months ago
Duplicate your project then make all the clips in that project into one compound clip then you can retime that single compound clip. Make sure you tick "preserve pitch" in the retime dropdown "Traditi
Just the Messinger...Vincent LaForets Blog today - FWIW.
by Bill Davis 3 months ago
http: blog.vincentlaforet.com Creator of XinTwo - http: www.xintwo.com The shortest path to FCP X mastery.
Re: Just the Messinger...Vincent LaForets Blog today - FWIW.
by Jeremy Garchow 3 months ago
Shane Ross "Apple's priorities no longer seem to be with some of the high end video professional...only with their niche (a sizeable one, I'll admit)" Is the glass half empty or half full FCPX goes f
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Steve Connor liked this 3 months ago
Should FCPX be at IBC and NAB
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
Good opinion piece by Peter Wiggins http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2037-if-apple-is-serious-about-the-pro-market-should-it-get-back-to-the-two-big-trade-shows Seems like he s acknowledging wh
Re: Should FCPX be at IBC and NAB
by Chris Harlan 3 months ago
What's a computer
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Steve Connor liked this 3 months ago
The Color Wheels Mystery - Demystified
by Simon Ubsdell 4 months ago
Here is a follow-up video that brings together some of the points Oliver and I have tried to explain on this forum and also offers a clearer explanation of the how and why of what we are seeing. https
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David Lawrence liked this 4 months ago
Re: The Color Wheels Mystery - Demystified
by Aindreas Gallagher 3 months ago
Reading through all of this was worth it, if only to watch Bill Davies stick his fingers in his ears and scream "I CAN'T HEAR YOU, HAVE YOU TRIED XINTWO MY MARVELLOUS TRAINING SERIES." Good times guys
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Steve Connor liked this 3 months ago
More "demystification"...
by Bill Davis 4 months ago
I'm trying to stay out of this because in both software engineering and color theory - I'm pretty much an idiot. I'm just an end user, and HAPPY to be one. But this has blown up so much - that I'm fas
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Douglas K. Dempsey liked this 4 months ago
Re: More "demystification"...
by Bill Davis 4 months ago
Well, I tried to. Then, like most of ACTUAL engineering - the more I read, the more complex and befuddling the topic appeared to become. Simon presented it as simply "they should have simply divided T
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Steve Connor liked this 4 months ago
FCPX 10.4 - levels shift in DNxHD footage, doesn't recognize DNxHR
by Michael Hancock 5 months ago
I'm running a fresh install of High Sierra and FCPX 10.4 . Our graphic renders come to us as DNxHD (they're on PCs). Footage is rendered out of After Effects CC2018, as DNxHD_HQ_8bit or DNxHD_HQX_10bi
Re: FCPX 10.4 - levels shift in DNxHD footage, doesn't recognize DNxHR
by Steve Connor 5 months ago
Have you done the Pro Video Formats update "Traditional NLEs have timelines. FCPX has storylines " W.Soyka
Weird Glitchy Area on my Footage
by Ryan Neuman 5 months ago
I edit on Final Cut (I just did the update to 10.4 a few days ago) and I noticed there's this weird glitchy area (it almost looks like the old VCR effect) at the top of some of the footage I took. I n
Re: Weird Glitchy Area on my Footage
by Ryan Neuman 5 months ago
Yea I usually import right into Final Cut directly from the SD card so I imported to my desktop first this time and just dragged it into the timeline and that did the trick! Thank you everyone.
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Steve Connor liked this 5 months ago
Advice on how to configure new iMac Pro for my needs
by Cherin Bower 5 months ago
I am purchasing a new iMac pro. I have the budget to buy what will suit my work needs best, but want to be modest and not just buy the most spec'd out iMac unless I need it. I will try to lay out ALL
Re: Advice on how to configure new iMac Pro for my needs
by Steve Connor 5 months ago
Hi Cherin, I checked out your YouTube channel, what fascinating work you do! Please let us know how the iMac Pro works for you. I imagine it's going to be quite a leap in performance, but until we sta
FS7 XAVC Import
by David Berez 5 months ago
Cow, I suspect this has been covered before but I still can't figure this out. Very large project (10TB) shot almost entirely on the FS7. The camera cards were copied by the DIT to folders named "Card
Re: FS7 XAVC Import
by Steve Connor 5 months ago
Jeremy Garchow "You can hack FCPX and remove the Sony import plugin if you d like, that allows leave in place importing of MXF files. We work with Sony MXF a lot. Never had any issues with drag and d
How risky is it to jump to 10.4? (mid project)
by Larry Watts 5 months ago
I never update during a project, but several days ago I decided to load fcpx 10.4 on a second system to begin learning the new color tools. To my surprise, 10.4 loaded automatically on my main editing
Re: How risky is it to jump to 10.4? (mid project)
by Steve Connor 5 months ago
It's never a good idea to jump mid-project but I have and I've had no serious issues so far "Traditional NLEs have timelines. FCPX has storylines " W.Soyka
How are we all getting on with 10.4?
by Steve Connor 5 months ago
It certainly seems faster to me in day to day operations, I love the new CC controls, but I'm getting occasional crashes when I use them and I even had a kernel panic yesterday, something I haven't ha
Re: How are we all getting on with 10.4?
by Steve Connor 5 months ago
Doug Metz "I've got a similar UI choppiness - playhead redraws about once per second during playback, but not always (maybe 40% of the time). Like you, video plays fine. Unlike you, I'm not using any
The new Mac Pro VS MSI?
by andy patterson 5 months ago
Everybody seemed to get excited about the iMac Pro as well as the rumors surrounding the new Mac Pro. What about Lenovo, Dell, MSI, Asus and HP No one can deny the system below for just under $1,400.0
Re: The new Mac Pro VS MSI?
by Tom Sefton 5 months ago
https: twitter.com anticipate_m status 937420521548984321 If you have thunderbolt 3 and an egpu it might do Co-owner at Pollen Studio www.pollenstudio.co.uk
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Steve Connor liked this 5 months ago
iMac Pro or next year's Mac Pro?
by Steve Connor 6 months ago
So the new iMac Pro should be available in the next couple of weeks, is anyone thinking of getting one I'm very interested but also intrigued by next year's Mac Pro as well "Traditional NLEs have time
Re: iMac Pro or next year's Mac Pro?
by Tom Sefton 6 months ago
I think a dog would have a better chance of building a PC that works than I would. Co-owner at Pollen Studio www.pollenstudio.co.uk
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Steve Connor liked this 6 months ago
360-degree video
by Oliver Peters 6 months ago
Is there really much of a market in the general, entertainment world for posted (not live) 360-degree video I know it has value for scientific, educational, cat videos on YouTube, etc. But is the comm
Re: 360-degree video
by Tim Wilson 6 months ago
greg janza "frustration because of the requirement that the viewer select the imagery focus." It's the difference between what McLuhan called "hot" and "cold" media, and what others since have called
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Steve Connor liked this 6 months ago
Sure hope this place stays relevant...
by Bill Davis 8 months ago
Trying to keep stopping by here, but IBC is Rocking in Amsterdam and I'm in threads with 100s of posts debating and talking about FCP X elsewhere - and it's comparative crickets here. That's kinda sad
Re: Sure hope this place stays relevant...
by Oliver Peters 8 months ago
Steve Connor "Maybe, but I'm not sure how they will find these mythical forums that are "elsewhere" " Bill likes to poke around on the "dark web" - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
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Steve Connor liked this 8 months ago
Adobe - IBC
by Oliver Peters 8 months ago
For those still pining at the loss of FCP7 Studio http: www.creativeplanetnetwork.com news edit adobe-previews-late-2017-creative-cloud-updates 619282 - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Adobe - IBC
by Oliver Peters 8 months ago
Steve Connor "That makes absolutely no sense :)" It's getting close to 'beer-30' in Bill's neck of the country - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
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Steve Connor liked this 8 months ago
4K Playback smooth in Quicktime Player, stutters in Premiere Pro
by Weston Jones 9 months ago
Hi, I'm working with 4K, 60FPS MOV files from the Panasonic GH5. When I play these files in QuickTime Player 10.4, the playback is smooth, and I can jog around the video file with ease. No issues. But
Re: 4K Playback smooth in Quicktime Player, stutters in Premiere Pro
by Steve Connor 9 months ago
I've found Premiere Pro to be pretty bad at paying back compressed 4K files on anything but the fastest Mac
Project running slow on brand new iMac 5k. Why is this so hard on my computer?
by Andreas Ahston 9 months ago
I just got my new iMac and I am puzzled to find that a project shot on a Sony A7s in 50 fps is running very slow. I'm running on a 4,2 gHz I7 processor, though only with 8 gb ram. It's a fairly small
Re: Project running slow on brand new iMac 5k. Why is this so hard on my computer?
by Steve Connor 9 months ago
Is it 4K XAVC
New Mac for feature doc on Premiere?
by Emmanuelle Antolin 9 months ago
Hi All, I m an independent filmmaker about to start editing my first feature documentary. A lot of the material is 4K though delivery will be 1080. For a short project I just cut, I ve been loving edi
Re: New Mac for feature doc on Premiere?
by Steve Connor 9 months ago
Also, for some PPro doesn't seem to playback 4K very well on anything but the fastest Mac Pros, well not in my experience anyway. However I've found the same Macs will playback 4K very smoothly in FCP
News: Adobe Unveils Sweeping Feature and Performance Updates to Adobe Creative Cloud Applications at IBC 2016
by Cow News Droid 2 years 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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Ronald Lindeboom liked this 2 years ago
Re: News: Adobe Unveils Sweeping Feature and Performance Updates to Adobe Creative Cloud Applications at IBC 2016
by Steve Connor 2 years ago
I don't work in multi-user environments, but the "Teams" feature looks pretty cool!
No news?
by David Mathis 2 years 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 2 years ago
There's no change to the subscription model so nothing new for people to debate on here
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Premiere PRO CC Terrible XAVC Efficiency compared to VLC
by Jake McCurdy 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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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Netflix 2016 line up so far
by Dan Johnson 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
I saw the trailer before "Deadpool" last week and it was hard to watch!
Is the debate over?
by Steve Connor 2 years ago
Sure is quiet in here, are we done
Re: Is the debate over
by Steve Connor 2 years 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!
Buying Premiere Pro Without Subscription
by Bobby Hall 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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
Latest CC update out now - El Capitan Supported?
by Steve Connor 2 years 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 2 years 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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Sony FS7 and XAVC-I Codec in Premiere
by Michael Buday 3 years 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 2 years ago
I'm really hoping that the next PPro release will have better XAVC handling.
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