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Terry Flaxton

I came across macs years ago - 1979 - in fact I shot the company footage for apple which was then used to hype Ridley Scotts 1984 commercial as it was only shown once during the superbowl... my stuff was shown extensively leading up to the screening.... [more]
Member Since:
October 29th 2004
93 Posts
Location:
UK
Surround Sound issues on output
by Terry Flaxton 2 months ago
I added this to an older post but no pick ups from the orginal responders so I'll post this as seperate: I now have a set up for surround sound from Final Cut Pro X using a Behringer USB router to sen
Re: Surround Sound issues on output
by Terry Flaxton 2 months ago
Thanks Warren - I intend to trial this asap. Thanks for your time yet again Best, Terry Made my first video in 1976, A long term programme maker, DP, editing etc - changing with AR VR MR media -
Surround sound panning deleting itself
by Adam Schoales 6 months ago
I've discovered a strange bug on a project I'm working on: I start mixing in surround using the surround panner. I get things dialed in the way I want. As soon as I quit and relaunch the application a
Re: Surround sound panning deleting itself
by Terry Flaxton 2 months ago
Just checking - I had the same problem for awhile - and now it's corrected itself and I see the information holding between turning off and on - is this the same for you Made my first video in 1976, A
Surround Sound
by Terry Flaxton 7 months ago
Hi - I'm a newbie to surround sound so treat me gently. I need basic stuff for an installation where I can manipulate the sound under picture. So I have to get my head around surround sound output fro
Re: Surround Sound
by Terry Flaxton 2 months ago
Hi yet again - this is a few months later and I now have a set up for surround sound from Final Cut Pro X using a Behringer USB router to send all channels via a 5.1 surround amp. System preferences r
How much computing power and read and write speeds do I need for 4k playback?
by Terry Flaxton 7 months ago
I now use FCP X for 4k files - often running 4 layers and my machine is stuttering on playback My question is what of the following should I change to eliminate stutter on playback - is it just where
Re: How much computing power and read and write speeds do I need for 4k playback?
by Terry Flaxton 7 months ago
Doug you've made me a happy man. If I can ingest pro res and get it out - all is well. I moved everything to an SSD and things are now working fine - I got 8 x 4k layers flowing without a stutter. Tha
Compressing the cmpression
by Terry Flaxton 2 years ago
I need upload a high quality H264 or Mp4 of a quicktime pro res file. The high quality is about high detail and many dissolves happening. So I have an 11 gig file that I need get to under 5 gig and I
Re: Compressing the cmpression
by Terry Flaxton 2 years ago
I'll do that thanks... A long term DP - likes 35mm and HD equally - changing with digital media - Began as a commercials editor !
Compressing a quicktime file
by Terry Flaxton 2 years ago
Hi I have put this post in Compression but I thought it may be best here: I need upload a high quality H264 or Mp4 of a quicktime pro res file that is an FCP Studio Output file. The high quality is ab
Re: Compressing a quicktime file
by Terry Flaxton 2 years ago
So this will more than probably be encoded into a flash file (I would guess). The file uploads to sedition art https: www.seditionart.com search flaxton So artists make work, encode them to Mp4 or H26
Ultra HD 4k Blu Ray
by Terry Flaxton 3 years ago
So I've got my 4k footage (have had since 2008) and now my 4k display and my edit programmes are happy bunnies dealing with it and I have my sony 4k blu ray - but now I need to manufacture a 4k blu ra
Re: Ultra HD 4k Blu Ray
by Gary Huff 3 years ago
You need an external burner capable of burning a BDXL disc an authoring software that will create the proper folder sequence for you (a la Sonic Scenarist).
FCP 7 and 12 core kit or FCPX and Trashcan - will it really be that much faster?
by Terry Flaxton 4 years ago
I just asked this question on FCP forum then realised that maybe it should be here so sorry about cross posting. This is a simple question - will a new trashcan 12 core be better than an old 2012 12 c
Re: FCP 7 and 12 core kit or FCPX and Trashcan - will it really be that much faster?
by Terry Flaxton 4 years ago
Thanks Ryan I think the key tip is the conversion from h264 to pro res. I output a animation codec with alpha channels but of course FCPx turns it into pro res which kills the transparency (I think).
FCP7 FCPX Old 12 core - or new trashcan?
by Terry Flaxton 4 years ago
This is a simple question - will a new trashcan 12 core be better than an old 2012 12 core in the following use: SO I shot 40 one minute iphone movies and created an edit with 40 tracks with the image
Re: FCP7 FCPX Old 12 core - or new trashcan?
by Nick Meyers 4 years ago
are you converting your media to Pro Res before you do this h264 might be slowing you down nick
What's the fastest read and write speeds I can get, internal or external to a Mac Pro - on budget
by Terry Flaxton 7 years ago
I last specked a mac 12 core with 3 internal hard drives - at that point I could play back Red's 4k r3d files. But since then SSD's have come into play. Should I put three ssd's inside a mac and if so
Re: What's the fastest read and write speeds I can get, internal or external to a Mac Pro - on budget
by Terry Flaxton 7 years ago
Thanks for this - but: has anyone any specs on internal raid 3 x ssd's read and write even if it's just using a Kona tool. My current 3 x 2T hard drives read about 340 MBs - -so what do 3 x ssd'd do T
Need an inexpensive RAID solution
by Ondrej Synacek 7 years ago
Hello. I am new here so I hope I am not posting in wrong forum or breaking any rules. I need an advice from you. I am video editor and my main work is done on workstation, lately I've been freelancing
Re: Need an inexpensive RAID solution
by Terry Flaxton 7 years ago
Bob - if you gang these together, can you multiply the read write speeds or just increase storage I used to use sonnet and when ganged up could double the speed with each box A long term DP - likes 35
Audio sync slipping on long blu-ray
by Terry Flaxton 8 years ago
We're compiling a blu ray with 6 hours 10 minutes of HDV originated footage. Output as pro-res, transcoded in Compressor, assembled on Encore, put on a 50 gig dual layer. Though all the interview clip
Re: Audio sync slipping on long blu-ray
by Terry Flaxton 8 years ago
Thanks for this and whilst I went offline. I discovered the people supplying the streams were giving one extra frame of audio per interview which was the cause... doh! Best, Terry A long term DP - lik
Blu-ray on 12 core macs with CS4 - how many processors?
by Terry Flaxton 9 years ago
A month ago I tried rendering an encore blu-ray on a quad core mac into a lacie burner- after 16 hours I turned the thing off without result and the machine was still in render hell. Now I have a 12 c
Will PAL Blu-Ray Players play Blu-Rays From Encore made at 23.98?
by Schroeder Eric 10 years ago
Aloha, So I was requested by a client last night to make a PAL blu-ray, and I now know this is possible by bringing in a 50I file. However, I'm curious if I could have just made it 23.976 if it would
Re: Will PAL Blu-Ray Players play Blu-Rays From Encore made at 23.98?
by Terry Flaxton 10 years ago
Thanks guys for the time and the thinking - I appreciate it A long term DP - likes 35mm and HD equally - changing with digital media - Began as a commercials editor !
The correct frame rate for the USA (!)
by Terry Flaxton 10 years ago
I've shot stuff for the US for a long time now so I should know the answer to this - but I don't. Being in the UK I originally shot some HDV at 50i - I went into FCP and output 1920 x 1080 - final dis
Re: The correct frame rate for the USA (!)
by walter biscardi 10 years ago
Terry Flaxton "My question is, given the original footage, what pathway should I take to maintain best resolution through to display " A hardware conversion device like a Terranex converter. These co
Blu-ray data levels - 24 gig ?
by Terry Flaxton 10 years ago
I have a lacie blu-ray burner and from my experience on dvd studio pro, you can get near the project level of data on the disc - however, every time I burn blu-ray I can't be sure how much to trust en
Re: Blu-ray data levels - 24 gig ?
by Terry Flaxton 10 years ago
....and also whilst I have your attention: sometimes Encore gets almost to the end of a long blu-ray transcode and just quits. All the transcoding has been done (hours) - but when I re-open the projec
Encore untransocdes randomly... help!
by Adam Henderson 10 years ago
Hi guys. I'm having a problem with Encore CS4. Every now and then it will just apparently forget that I've spent hours transcoding things. I can't do anything but transcode the whole thing and build t
Re: Encore untransocdes randomly... help!
by Terry Flaxton 10 years ago
Sorry Adam - this is no answer to you but I have the same problem - sometimes Encore gets almost to the end of a long blu-ray transcode and just quits. All the transcoding has been done (hours) - but
SD CARDS AND HDTV's
by Terry Flaxton 11 years ago
This may not be the right forum - but I'm now getting desperate and crazy... For the last few days I've been banging my head very hard on the wall. I suddenly had the idea that if memory cards could w
color
by Terry Flaxton 12 years ago
I have a 2.7 ghz power mac. I've upgraded final cut studio through 5 up to the crossover to intel and then to 6. When I try to start Color it says Open GL not able to start turnoff 'video desktop'. (t
Re: color
by Terry Flaxton 12 years ago
Actually Walter - I don't even have to look: they say: "You already spent a load of dough, sucker, now you got to spend some more" I'll run Color on the octo cor with the big fat graphics card and my
HVX200 and best capture
by Terry Flaxton 12 years ago
I've used this camera once or twice but never in anger. I take it that it continuously records 50 frames progressive at 720 (what I'm really after is 1920x12080 images out of a projector or plasma in
Re: HVX200 and best capture
by Terry Flaxton 12 years ago
If I set the frame rate to 50 on the camera do I need do anything else to the firestore I'll be using And will that just import to Final cut in normal mode - or do I need change anything on the settin
Moving a maya project efficiently
by Terry Flaxton 12 years ago
I need to move a maya project from one G5 to another. So far everytime I do this, texture file paths in the maya file remain paths from the old computer - is there a way around this or do I need to se
Re: Moving a maya project efficiently
by Terry Flaxton 12 years ago
Thanks Chad - as you can tell I'm a newbie...A long term DP - likes 35mm and HD equally - changing with digital media - Began as a commercials editor !
layers visible and invisible
by Terry Flaxton 13 years ago
I began on premier, then for a few years I've used final cut. I now have a job to do on premier which requires the ability to turn off and on (make visible and invisible at differnt moments) various l
Re: layers visible and invisible
by Ashley M. Kirchner 13 years ago
Another method of working with multiple angles is to create a multiple angle time line. 1. Create a new time line and let's name it 'Source Cams' 2. Drop each video on a track (track 1 = video 1, trac
tiger/fcp5/varicam/25fps
by Terry Flaxton 14 years ago
I've just read a whole long running thread on varicam and final cut 4.5. I'm a longtime DP and not totally familiar with all the relevant issues in post on varicam. I have a decklink HD (and an HD lin
Re: tiger/fcp5/varicam/25fps
by Terry Flaxton 14 years ago
oops - I think this is the wrong forum - I'll move this over to the Final Cut Pro European Users Varicam Forum - apologies to everyone who doesn't have to deal with 25p !!!!!!A long term DP - likes 35
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