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Just the Messinger...Vincent LaForets Blog today - FWIW.
by Bill Davis 1 day 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 Steve Connor 21 hours ago
Shane Ross "With Resolve, exports can take LONGER than with a 5K iMac. " I expect BMD will have this sorted out soon. "Traditional NLEs have timelines. FCPX has storylines " W.Soyka
2 million plus users
by Michael Gissing 3 days ago
I was surprised to get an email from HitFilm announcing that their user base had hit 2.1 million. Given that Apple announced FCPX had hit 2 million users just 10 month ago, I was surprised at how much
Re: 2 million plus users
by Steve Connor 3 days ago
I always take the term "users" with a pinch of salt, HitFilm has a free version so it's likely a lot of people (like me) downloaded it to find out more but don't actually use it. Same goes for FCPX, I
Why one user Switched to FCPX
by Steve Connor 7 days ago
Just saw this on FCP.co and thought I'd beat Bill and post it on here first A genuine, agenda free, video about the benefits of FCPX https: www.youtube.com watch time_continue=390&v=Yiik10ChG9Y "Tradi
Re: Why one user Switched to FCPX
by Steve Connor 5 days ago
Neil Goodman "but expandability and upgrades" Have they expanded and upgraded the 2010 Mac Pros FCPX used to run very well on my 2008 Mac Pro with Sapphire 7950 card "Traditional NLEs have timelines.
Should FCPX be at IBC and NAB
by Oliver Peters 2 weeks 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 1 week ago
What's a computer
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Steve Connor liked this 1 week ago
Phillip Bloom goes to the dark side
by Claude Lyneis 2 months ago
With all the discussions of hack a Macs and advantages and disadvantages of the new iMacPro, I thought this video on using Adobe Premiere on a high powered pc workstation was interesting. A bit off to
Re: Phillip Bloom goes to the dark side
by Steve Connor 2 weeks ago
Here's an update on Phil's move to the dark side "Traditional NLEs have timelines. FCPX has storylines " W.Soyka
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The Color Wheels Mystery - Demystified
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month 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 1 month ago
Re: The Color Wheels Mystery - Demystified
by Aindreas Gallagher 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago
More "demystification"...
by Bill Davis 1 month 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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Re: More "demystification"...
by Bill Davis 1 month 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 1 month ago
FCPX 10.4 - levels shift in DNxHD footage, doesn't recognize DNxHR
by Michael Hancock 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 months ago
Advice on how to configure new iMac Pro for my needs
by Cherin Bower 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 2 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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iMac Pro or next year's Mac Pro?
by Steve Connor 3 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 3 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 3 months ago
360-degree video
by Oliver Peters 3 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 3 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 3 months ago
FCPX editing advice
by Jack Pegoraro 3 months ago
Been running a small car related youtube channel for a couple of years. Only started using FCPX around 6 months ago and getting to grips with it a bit now. Wondered if anyone here had any advice on ho
Re: FCPX editing advice
by Steve Connor 3 months ago
Find a sunnier country to film in :) "Traditional NLEs have timelines. FCPX has storylines " W.Soyka
Red Block instead of Timeline after High Sierra Upgrade
by Steve Connor 3 months ago
Anyone else seeing this "Traditional NLEs have timelines. FCPX has storylines " W.Soyka
Re: Red Block instead of Timeline after High Sierra Upgrade
by Anton Antokhin 3 months ago
Things have been weirder since the upgrade to High Sierra. But nothing that routine troubleshooting can't take care of. Still, definitely looking forward to 10.4.
FCPX Plugins and high Sierra
by Steve Connor 5 months ago
With the release of the latest OS just days away is there any news on compatibility with FCPX plugins Not that I'm thinking of upgrading immediately And if I did I'd certainly be backing up my boot dr
Re: FCPX Plugins and high Sierra
by Steve Connor 5 months ago
CoreMelt say that they are still testing but theirs should be fine too
Sure hope this place stays relevant...
by Bill Davis 5 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 5 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 5 months ago
Adobe - IBC
by Oliver Peters 5 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 5 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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This video is what the forum is all about
by andy patterson 5 months ago
I want to thank the Creative Cow for having this forum. It is a good place filled with interesting information. Having said that this forum is titled Apple Final Cut Pro Debates for a reason. This for
Re: This video is what the forum is all about
by David Mathis 5 months ago
Perhaps this might settle it once and for all! https: www.youtube.com watch v=xfaLulhrxZc
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Steve Connor liked this 5 months ago
FCPX and color correction tools
by Oliver Peters 6 months ago
It's a Friday... A number of recent threads have touched on various aspects of color correction, including Resolve, Speedgrade, Chromatic, etc. There are correctly several good third party color corre
Re: FCPX and color correction tools
by Robin S. Kurz 5 months ago
Oliver Peters "Because it will make the product better without requiring third party solutions. But I suppose most of the faithful X users don't care about that. That's coming through loud and clear
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Steve Connor liked this 5 months ago
4K Playback smooth in Quicktime Player, stutters in Premiere Pro
by Weston Jones 6 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 6 months ago
I've found Premiere Pro to be pretty bad at paying back compressed 4K files on anything but the fastest Mac
Premiere Pro Workspaces
by Simon Ubsdell 6 months ago
Another great article from Oliver that takes us behind the scenes of his preferred custom layouts for Premiere Pro: https: digitalfilms.wordpress.com 2017 08 17 customize-premiere-pro-with-workspaces
Re: Premiere Pro Workspaces
by Herb Sevush 6 months ago
Bill Davis "You see the clip when you import it. You see it again when you string it out. You see it again and again and again as you visually scan that lovely string out - back and forth - over and
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Steve Connor liked this 6 months ago
The name game
by Herb Sevush 6 months ago
OK, my least favorite subject, but I'm gonna take a swing. Bill and others are correct that the forum name is no longer strictly appropriate, but rather an artifact of history. But history is nothing
Re: The name game
by James Sullivan 6 months ago
As long as the same crew shows up to drop some wisdom I will be happy. This is still the only forum that has the right balance of love and hate for the tools we use everyday. James
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Steve Connor liked this 6 months ago
Project running slow on brand new iMac 5k. Why is this so hard on my computer?
by Andreas Ahston 6 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 6 months ago
Is it 4K XAVC
New Mac for feature doc on Premiere?
by Emmanuelle Antolin 6 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 6 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
FCP X - steady as she goes.
by Bill Davis 6 months ago
I really have nothing important to say here. Since I've posted a couple of OT threads contributing nothing about how X actually functions... I'll spend today (Sunday) doing 20 pages of narration work
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David Mathis liked this 6 months ago
Re: FCP X - steady as she goes.
by Andy Field 6 months ago
You could do the same thing in Premiere Pro (there you go...didn't want to disappoint) Andy Field FieldVision Productions N. Bethesda, Maryland 20852
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Steve Connor liked this 6 months ago
How much gear do you need to edit a movie in real time?
by Jeremy Garchow 7 months ago
Turns out, not a ton: http: appleinsider.com articles 17 07 13 baby-driver-cut-in-real-time-with-avid-on-apples-15-inch-macbook-pro
Re: How much gear do you need to edit a movie in real time?
by Herb Sevush 7 months ago
But wait, you mean he cut this on Avid How was that possible We all know that Avid is slow and pre-historic, I thought it was positively illegal to use Avid on a laptop, like the "coolness" values of
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Steve Connor liked this 7 months ago
Somewhat OT: Why Adobe Can't be Stopped
by Jason Watson 8 months ago
Without intending to get into the merits demerits of Adobe CC, I noticed a couple of interesting posts on Seeking Alpha right around when Adobe released its Q2 2017 financials: Why Adobe Can't be Stop
Re: Somewhat OT: Why Adobe Can't be Stopped
by Oliver Peters 8 months ago
Cue Bill - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
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Steve Connor liked this 8 months ago
News: Adobe Unveils Sweeping Feature and Performance Updates to Adobe Creative Cloud Applications at IBC 2016
by Cow News Droid 1 year 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 1 year ago
Re: News: Adobe Unveils Sweeping Feature and Performance Updates to Adobe Creative Cloud Applications at IBC 2016
by Steve Connor 1 year 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 2 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.
Brand new Mac Pro, Premiere CC 2015 crashes and bugs out often
by Brett Hansen 2 years 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 2 years ago
What OS is it running
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