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GREAT article in the Frame.io blog about WHY FCP X went “magnetic.”
by Bill Davis 2 days ago
https: blog.frame.io 2017 10 16 fcpx-magnetic-timeline I wish I d EVER been this clear in explaining the foundational construct of X. Creator of XinTwo - http: www.xintwo.com The shortest path to FCP
Re: GREAT article in the Frame.io blog about WHY FCP X went “magnetic.”
by Steve Connor 14 minutes ago
Shane Ross "Ah, found it." Me too, I laughed out loud when I recognised Bill's "Voice" immediately! "Traditional NLEs have timelines. FCPX has storylines " W.Soyka
OT: Adobe CC 2018
by Oliver Peters 17 hours ago
New updates abound! - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: OT: Adobe CC 2018
by Steve Connor 16 hours ago
Scott Witthaus "Probably best to wait a bit....." I would do normally, but I've just finished a 2 week job with the last version and I won't need it again for a while as I'm reverting to my preferred
OT: How do you present work-in-progress?
by Walter Soyka 3 weeks ago
A rather broad question, but how do you present your WIPs to clients or stakeholders What do you hope to get out of a review What level of roughness or polish do you aim to provide early on How much d
Re: OT: How do you present work-in-progress?
by Steve Connor 21 hours ago
Walter Soyka "We're not just post. Most of what we do is design, and footage is just a suggestion. Our clients have graphic design expectations (present a number of options, perform a number of revis
FCPX Plugins and high Sierra
by Steve Connor 4 weeks 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 4 weeks ago
CoreMelt say that they are still testing but theirs should be fine too
Viewer has green through bottom half and skimming doesn't work
by Darrin Walkenhorst 1 month ago
I'm new to FCPX and working on some old (1948 - 80's) family videos. For some reason all my clips, even newly imported clips have a green or black band through the bottom half of the clip. The band is
Re: Viewer has green through bottom half and skimming doesn't work
by Steve Connor 4 weeks ago
Darrin Walkenhorst "Oh, Heavens no. She barely knows how to switch between the cable box and DVD player." Shame that would have made a great story for Apple :)
Sure hope this place stays relevant...
by Bill Davis 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago
Work flow with multicam, color correction and audio editing
by Claude Lyneis 1 month ago
I am working on a multicam edit of an interview with two cameras and two lavs. It is clear that the exposure levels of the two cameras were not well matched so at some point the lift, gamma and gain w
Re: Work flow with multicam, color correction and audio editing
by Steve Connor 1 month ago
Jeff Kirkland "If you want to grade a clip in the browser, then right click and choose Open Clip. Apply the correction there." This is an important tip for everyone!
'Sky Sports' Split Transition
by Gary Rodger 1 month ago
Hello everyone, Wondered if anyone could help with this newbie query; is there a built-in transition or plug-in which would allow me to replicate the center divide movement as seen in this clip: https
Re: 'Sky Sports' Split Transition
by Steve Connor 1 month ago
Gary Rodger "Thanks chaps; Alex, your transitions look superb, will try them shortly!" I can thoroughly recommend Alex's plugins in FCPX
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Adobe - IBC
by Oliver Peters 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago
This video is what the forum is all about
by andy patterson 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago
FCPX and color correction tools
by Oliver Peters 2 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 1 month 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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FCPX - Motion - Logic Pro X ..... WILL NOT WORK !!!
by Vick Sepetjian 1 month ago
And when i get FCPX to open ( 1 in 10 reboots ) generators, parameters are out of whack......third party and native FCPX plug-ins have issues.... its a corrupted mess. So, basically it's unusable. I'v
Re: FCPX - Motion - Logic Pro X ..... WILL NOT WORK !!!
by Steve Connor 1 month ago
You could try setting up a new user account on your system and seeing if that makes things work.
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Understanding Moire in FCPX?
by Kasey Gay 2 months ago
Hey team, I'll post some video comparisons soon, but I was hoping you guys could help me understand how to get better results from my exports out of FCPX. (I don't really understand what moire is. Wha
Re: Understanding Moire in FCPX?
by Steve Connor 2 months ago
Kasey Gay "Should I be exporting master files uncompressed and then exporting through compressor " No, you can use add compressor settings to FCPX export https: www.youtube.com watch v=f3_y7r6_4Hs
4K Playback smooth in Quicktime Player, stutters in Premiere Pro
by Weston Jones 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 months ago
The name game
by Herb Sevush 2 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 2 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 2 months ago
Project running slow on brand new iMac 5k. Why is this so hard on my computer?
by Andreas Ahston 2 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 2 months ago
Is it 4K XAVC
New Mac for feature doc on Premiere?
by Emmanuelle Antolin 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 months ago
Re: FCP X - steady as she goes.
by Andy Field 2 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 2 months ago
How much gear do you need to edit a movie in real time?
by Jeremy Garchow 3 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 3 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 3 months ago
Somewhat OT: Why Adobe Can't be Stopped
by Jason Watson 3 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 3 months ago
Cue Bill - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
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Steve Connor liked this 3 months ago
BrickSculpting and Classical Conditioning.
by Bill Davis 4 months ago
Catching up on the threads today I found myself thinking about how I learned to swim decades ago. The pool our family frequented as respite from the summer heat, had a swimming instructor named Joe, w
Re: Learning
by Simon Ubsdell 4 months ago
Eric Santiago "If one is to do a commercial spot (an example), what're your thoughts if a client picked a music bed first I've had arguments on this one where one editor would ignore the music bed al
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Steve Connor liked this 4 months ago
Apple WWDC
by Oliver Peters 4 months ago
Some take-aways: Best cumulative Apple product announcements in a loooong time. New higher-nits screens in the iMacs and iPads will give users better screens than most of the pro video screens we all
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David Lawrence liked this 4 months ago
Re: Apple WWDC
by Jeremy Garchow 4 months ago
Oliver Peters "Another thought on the iMP is that because this is using a Xeon processor, you do lose the advantage of accelerated H264 encoding that the Core-i chips offer. So in theory, encoding MP
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Steve Connor liked this 4 months ago
Final nail in FCP 7s coffin?
by Al LeVine 4 months ago
During its Platform State of the Union keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple told developers that macOS High Sierra will be the "last macOS release to support 32-bit apps without compr
Re: Final nail in FCP 7s coffin?
by Robin S. Kurz 4 months ago
Al LeVine "Seems like Apple will stop silently supporting our old (rotting) friend in 2018." With the beta, at first oh the irony! After that: crash. But let's be real. Anyone running 7 neither needs
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Steve Connor liked this 4 months ago
Why is the Premiere Pro titling tool so horrible?
by andy patterson 5 months ago
I think everyone agrees that the titling tool of Premiere Pro is horrible but what about the titling tool of Photoshop Would that type of titling system make Premiere Pro much better Does anyone think
Re: Why is the Premiere Pro titling tool so horrible?
by Shawn Miller 4 months ago
Brian Seegmiller "I tried making a title the other day in PP and was not successful. I wanted to make a lower third bar for a title with a gradient that gradually went transparent on both ends and wa
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Steve Connor liked this 4 months ago
Is it just me?
by Steve Connor 5 months ago
Perhaps we should start a separate forum for the Titling abilities of NLE's
Re: Is it just me?
by Jeremy Garchow 5 months ago
comic sans 48pt : All your base are belong to us.
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Steve Connor liked this 5 months ago
Markers or Metadata - The Debate!
by David Lawrence 6 months ago
One of FCPX's great strengths is its metadata-driven organizing tools. They're so good I've built logging workflows around them, even though I like cutting in Premiere Pro. But depending on your work
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Chris Harlan liked this 6 months ago
Re: Bin or Reel - The Debate!
by Franz Bieberkopf 5 months ago
Joe, Thanks for your response. I've thought and written quite a bit after your post so thanks for that, but I'll largely limit this post to Wiseman, Murch, and Editdroid (John Sinclair, Ben Burtt, Ed
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Steve Connor liked this 5 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
Creative Cloud Holiday Discount Accounting?
by Bill Davis 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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
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 3 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 3 years ago
Any trailer to watch Interesting feature but would like to see some footage or stills
New Mac Pro
by Vladimir Kucherov 4 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 4 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
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