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Should I update my OS X?
by Glenn Payne 2 weeks ago
Hey guys, I use color finale pro with fcpx. They said I need to update my operating system to use their newer version. I've been sitting idle with OS X El Capitan 10.11.16 for a while. Gun shy about c
Re: Should I update my OS X?
by Steve Connor 1 week ago
No, nothing to worry about, make sure all you apps are up to date after you have updated and everything will be fine.
Suggestions on FCPX performance
by Shawn Malone 3 weeks ago
Hello, this is my first post here, although I have been visiting the forum since I started using FCPX a few months ago. So Hello out there! Anyway, my question has been asked in many forms, many diffe
Re: Suggestions on FCPX performance
by Steve Connor 3 weeks ago
Shawn Malone " Is it any better to have the Library & Footage on different drives It sounds like a logical assumption. " No I would say it's better to have both on your fastest drive Shawn Malone "I
CHALLENGED! Making transition from FCP7 to FCPX
by Jerry Jones 2 years ago
I've been working in FCP7 (and prior) for over 15 years. Two things to request: 1) For those of you who have been on this journey, what are the 3-5 most important things you had to learn to help you m
Re: CHALLENGED! Making transition from FCP7 to FCPX
by Steve Connor 3 weeks ago
Andrew Johnstone "FCPX however is a different issue. And this is GRIPE 1: While I can, in theory ingest material into a 'library' (a 'project' in old money...why did they change the names...!) and 'l
New Apple holiday commercials
by Oliver Peters 4 weeks ago
Featuring music (Logic), editing (Premiere), graphics (Photoshop) - but, key are the creative thoughts and the hardware and less the software. https: www.youtube.com channel UCE_M8A5yxnLfW0KghEeajjw -
Re: New Apple holiday commercials
by Steve Connor 3 weeks ago
Neil Goodman "Agency would decline the work because its a pain in the ass, and for the most part - " Ha! yes "Sorry Apple we don't want your work because you're making us use a different NLE" that wo
You are the first beta-test forum of the new system
by Ronald Lindeboom 1 month ago
I just got off the phone with our head of engineering, Rob Elder, and he told me that the new COW starts with you. This forum has been chosen to get the first swing of the bat and we look forward to y
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Re: You are the first beta-test forum of the new system
by Steve Connor 4 weeks ago
Scott Witthaus " Ronald Lindeboom "You will be given the chance to either turn off the blocker or go away." Wow. Interesting attitude." Yes Ron, how dare you tell us what to do on YOUR forums :)
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Final Cut Update
by David Mathis 1 month ago
So, it looks like there will not be version 10.5 anytime soon but there is a very nice update that just came out today. http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro news 2129-apple-update-final-cut-pro-x-to-10-4-4-
Re: Final Cut Update
by Steve Connor 1 month ago
I would definitely recommend watching the excellent Ripple Training videos on the update on YouTube https: www.youtube.com watch v=37ul_CdspkQ
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Creative Summit
by David Mathis 2 months ago
Are you going What would you like to see in the new version, assuming it comes out
Re: Creative Summit
by William Davis 1 month ago
Steve Connor "My mind is blown!" I was hoping the world wasn't going to implode.
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Update FCPX to 10.4.3 from 10.0.9 - Need a fix ASAP please!
by David Townsend 2 months ago
I need some help ASAP on this one! I just upgraded the firmware on my MacPro (making it a 2010 MacPro5,1 instead of a 2009 MacPro 4,1) to allow the HIgh Sierra upgrade. Everything is installed and upd
Re: Update FCPX to 10.4.3 from 10.0.9 - Need a fix ASAP please!
by Steve Connor 2 months ago
David Townsend "Wow. Apparently I've touched a few nerves here. I get it, I'll update. " Don't worry about it, some peoples nerves are easy to get on
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Premiere Pro 2019
by Christopher Paul 2 months ago
Premiere has locked up 3 times since upgrading to 2019 yesterday. As usual, better to finish existing projects and perhaps wait for a bug fix version before upgrading. Happens when I export a frame. W
Re: Premiere Pro 2019
by Steve Connor 2 months ago
Although I primarily use FCPX I finished a project on PP a few weeks ago and was very impressed with how it had improved. Tried starting a project with the latest version and I was initially really im
Spinning Pinwheel stalling my progress.
by William Schelhas 2 months ago
I just bought a new MacbookPro with the top specs. Top Processor and Top Ram on a 15". The only thing I didn't get was the 2tb SSD as I would have had to order that and wait 3 weeks for delivery. I st
Re: Spinning Pinwheel stalling my progress.
by Steve Connor 2 months ago
William Schelhas " Could it be that having 2 events and projects open was causing trouble " Not at all, shouldn't make any difference
Such a weird glitch, but BIG impact on editing ☹ Any insight??
by Miranda Mendelson 2 months ago
I recently tried updating to Mojave, but got stuck for hours and couldn't get out of it, even after restarting. Last resort had to restore a time machine backup from the previous day. Everything looke
Re: Such a weird glitch, but BIG impact on editing ☹ Any insight??
by Steve Connor 2 months ago
Did you trash prefs when you reinstalled
News: CoreMelt Launches New Planar Tracking-Based Paint Software for Final Cut Pro X Editors and Artists
by Cow News Droid 4 months ago
CoreMelt New PaintX Software, with mocha Planar Tracking Integration, Enables FCPX Artists to Apply Quick, Accurate Planar Tracked Fixes to Footage with a Swipe of a Brush (Sydney, Australia--August 3
Re: News: CoreMelt Launches New Planar Tracking-Based Paint Software for Final Cut Pro X Editors and Artists
by Steve Connor 3 months ago
I'm confused, why isn't anyone talking about this - it's amazing!
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Automatic Audio Crossfade
by Tony Wilson 4 months ago
https: youtu.be 7iTVHFucpVo My AppleScript App mimics keypresses in order to do an instant audio crossfade. In FCPX Command editor: Toggle Audio Fade In is SHIFT 9 Toggle Audio Fade Out is SHIFT 0 App
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Re: Automatic Audio Crossfade
by Tony Wilson 4 months ago
Hi Chad I find the compound clips to be a pain to unpick with that method. Tony
Audio in FCPX
by Oliver Peters 4 months ago
https: blog.frame.io 2018 08 27 deep-dive-fcpx-audio-tools - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
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24p to 23.98 conversion issue/major problem: audio drift/rate conform question
by Christopher Morrison 4 months ago
There must be an easier way to do this. I've banged my head for a week and a half and have come up with a solution. But, MAN, it sucks. Background: I have a feature I'm doing my deliverables for. We d
Re: 24p to 23.98 conversion issue/major problem: audio drift/rate conform question
by Christopher Morrison 4 months ago
Well, holy heck. That did the trick. MANY thanks to Jeremy Garchow!! You are my hero. The final trick laid out here: Send to Compressor Retiming (under the General tab) set to 100% Frame Rate (under V
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This forum's name will change to "Apple Talk" in the new system
by Ronald Lindeboom 4 months ago
I wanted to inform the members of this forum that when we come up in the new system slated to premiere in October, this forum's name will change to Apple Talk because the current title has not worn we
Re: This forum's name will change to "Apple Talk" in the new system
by Ronald Lindeboom 4 months ago
So condensed down to its essence, what you are saying is that somehow a community grew under a title that bears little resemblance to anything that it became but somehow its unrelatedness is now so im
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Vertical Video: Just say No!
by Ned Miller 2 years 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: Just say No!
by Steve Connor 4 months ago
Just stumbled on this thread and thought it deserves another contribution. With the recent launch of IGTV from Instagram, vertical video is once again something that we are likely to be seeing more of
Which Mac should I buy for editing in 4k on Premiere
by jack wormell 5 months ago
Hello I'm looking for people's personal opinions about buying a new Mac. I'm a video editor and generally work on a Macbook Pro, but when it comes to editing a sequence of 4K material it's very laggy
Re: Which Mac should I buy for editing in 4k on Premiere
by Steve Connor 4 months ago
I find Premiere to be very slow with Sony 4K files from their FS cameras, FCPX is much faster on my 2013 MBP with them. I expected this to be fixed a while ago but from what I've heard it hasn't!
Towards a better NLE Part 2 - A conceptual framework
by Simon Ubsdell 7 months 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 Herb Sevush 7 months ago
Simon - I've been following this thread but I've been out shooting for awhile and haven't had time to put my thoughts together, but this morning we have a late call, so here goes. Unlike some, I'm qui
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Towards a better NLE
by Simon Ubsdell 7 months ago
You can get developers to decide what innovation to throw at an NLE, or in an alternative universe you could ask editors to come up with innovations of their own. This new video by Alan Bell A.C.E. ad
Re: Towards a better NLE
by Jeremy Garchow 7 months ago
Simon Ubsdell "I know by now that there's no chance of convincing you over the internet of the many virtues of string-outs and pancakes and so on, but I suspect if we spent half an hour in a room tog
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Premiere CC 2018 H264 uses Quick Sync, faster than FCPX on iMac Pro at H264 encoding
by Joe Marler 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months ago
FCPX or R15?
by Oliver Peters 8 months 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 8 months 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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'Winning' NAB vs winning new users
by Andrew Kimery 8 months 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 8 months 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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As excited as I am about the 10.4.1 release......
by Steve Connor 8 months 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 8 months ago
These are some of the things that are new to r15 https: www.youtube.com watch v=-2zowRwdjIE
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Interview with Ben Mercer
by Oliver Peters 8 months 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 8 months 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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Pro Apps Crash Too Often
by Oliver Peters 8 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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Re: Pro Apps Crash Too Often
by Joe Marler 8 months 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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FCPX and documentary editing
by Oliver Peters 9 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 9 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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Just the Messinger...Vincent LaForets Blog today - FWIW.
by Bill Davis 10 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 10 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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Should FCPX be at IBC and NAB
by Oliver Peters 10 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 10 months ago
What's a computer
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The Color Wheels Mystery - Demystified
by Simon Ubsdell 11 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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Re: The Color Wheels Mystery - Demystified
by Aindreas Gallagher 10 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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4K Playback smooth in Quicktime Player, stutters in Premiere Pro
by Weston Jones 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
Is it 4K XAVC
New Mac for feature doc on Premiere?
by Emmanuelle Antolin 1 year 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 1 year 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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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!
Premiere PRO CC Terrible XAVC Efficiency compared to VLC
by Jake McCurdy 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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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Netflix 2016 line up so far
by Dan Johnson 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
I saw the trailer before "Deadpool" last week and it was hard to watch!
Buying Premiere Pro Without Subscription
by Bobby Hall 3 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 3 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
Latest CC update out now - El Capitan Supported?
by Steve Connor 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
I'm really hoping that the next PPro release will have better XAVC handling.
News: For Indie Filmmakers Seeking to Capture the Look of a Major Feature, It’s All Relative When You’re Using a Canon EOS C100 Cinema Camera and a Selection of Canon Lenses
by Cow News Droid 4 years ago
(November 17, 2014) Combining cinematic digital HD video capture with convenience and affordability, the EOS C100 Digital Cinema camera from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions,
Re: News: For Indie Filmmakers Seeking to Capture the Look of a Major Feature, It’s All Relative When You’re Using a Canon EOS C100 Cinema Camera and a Selection of Canon Lenses
by Steve Connor 4 years ago
Any trailer to watch Interesting feature but would like to see some footage or stills
New Mac Pro
by Vladimir Kucherov 6 years ago
Thoughts Basically a CPU core and all expansion via Thunderbolt. Makes a lot of sense. I wonder if there will be an elegant enclosure to hold all the bits together and how much they'll sell the variou
Re: New Mac Pro
by Steve Connor 6 years ago
Didn't Phil say 3 controllers and 6 ports Steve Connor There's nothing we can't argue about on the FCPX COW Forum
1st BMPCC footage from John Brawley
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 6 years ago
John Brawley has posted the first Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 1080p sample footage on his blog. Read his blog post for details: http: johnbrawley.wordpress.com 2013 04 24 footage-in-your-pocket -
Re: 1st BMPCC footage from John Brawley
by Steve Connor 6 years ago
No the DSLR fraternity will continue with their "shallow DOF in every shot" filming. It's interesting that there's already been a couple of comments about the footage looking more video than film, the
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