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iMac Pro thoughts
by Oliver Peters 4 weeks ago
For those of you who have taken the plunge with the new iMac Pro, what are your thoughts now Worth it over a 2013 Mac Pro or 5K iMac Or are you waiting for the next Mac Pro In my case, I work at a sho
Re: iMac Pro thoughts
by Tim Wilson 1 day ago
greg janza "He added this at the end: "At the end of the day: we re going to have to become proficient w ALL NLEs Final Cut Pro. X, Adobe Premiere, Davinci Resolve and well no: Not Sony Vegas sorry.
Current Oscar Contenders
by Nick Griffin 3 weeks ago
Having just seen The Shape of Water I have to wonder why it's in the Best Picture category. It's an interesting film -- more than a little strange -- but very interesting nonetheless, just (IMHO) not
Re: Current Oscar Contenders
by Tim Wilson 1 day ago
Scott Roberts "100% honest question though: Did they cast Peter Dinklage in this movie simply to make a bunch of "midget" jokes " What's weird to me is that in his writing-directing debut, In Bruges,
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 Tim Wilson 2 days ago
Jeremy Garchow "So future proofing in this sense, is more like legacy dragging. " VERY well said. I've never heard it expressed like this, but it's perfect. Jeremy Garchow "....including the the new
How to solve my problem.
by Petronilla Volpe 2 days ago
Hi, I spent more than 10 business hours to Illustrator, then he hung up and was closed, I tried to ask for the help Adobe because I still had some curve temporal file of my operation, which when I wro
Re: How to solve my problem.
by Tim Wilson 2 days ago
Hi Petronilla, Can you please explain your problem a little more What were you trying to do What happened instead We'll try to help! Best, Tim
Tutorial: Know Your Film Editing History, Part 1
by Sven Pape 1 week ago
Know Your Film Editing History, Part 1 Knowing about the history of film editing can help you understand how best to use these tools today, as well as point to where film editing might go in the futu
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Re: Film Editing History - Some Important Notes
by Franz Bieberkopf 5 days ago
Sven Pape, Tyler Danna, Your title and post invites discussion and offers a good opportunity for important corrections to some persistent misinformation (repeated here) about the history of editing. S
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 Tim Wilson 1 week ago
Oliver Peters "So, unless you created a booth with mainly third party partner-vendors, then an Apple-only booth would probably be pretty small. Certainly no larger than Adobe's. The result might be c
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Blog: Dispatches from PyeongChang: Editing the Olympics (Part 1)
by Kylee Peña 3 weeks ago
Growing up, I was always glued to the Summer or Winter Olympics. And as a young and ambitious video nerd, I wondered what went into the incredible number of visual stories being told. Between pre-cut
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Tim Wilson liked this 3 weeks ago
Navy and Military Marine footage
by Greg Ball 1 month ago
Does anyone know where to purchase footage of naval ships for a trade show video Is there a Navy source Greg Ball, President Ball Media Innovations, Inc. https: www.ballmediainnovations.com
Re: Navy and Military Marine footage
by Tim Wilson 4 weeks ago
The easiest place to start is the Defense Video Imagery Distribution System. https: www.dvidshub.net (You can eventually get here from the Defense.gov site, which is actually one of the better federal
Can't view Classifieds
by Mark Whitney 2 months ago
Hey folk, I've tried several times over the past couple of days to view the classified sections. When I enter, there's a disclamer that I check the box for & submit, but then I'm simply brought back t
Re: Can't view Classifieds
by Tim Wilson 4 weeks ago
Hi Mark, This may possibly something architectural in our database, which I'm escalating to our IT team. We're currently working overtime behind the scenes on a number of updates, so I don't have an o
Training videos by Aharon Rabinowitz missing
by Francois Blawat 1 month ago
Hello, I apologize first if this is not the correct area to indicate a problem. But I was looking for some training videos by Aharon Rabinowitz and the link I found under creativecow shows: https: lea
Re: Training videos by Aharon Rabinowitz missing
by Tim Wilson 4 weeks ago
Apologies for the delay replying! I'm not sure what's going on with our indexing, but we do indeed still have all of Aharon's tutorials posted. Here's a link: https: library.creativecow.net search.php
RE: New Forum
by Sam Lesante Jr. 1 month ago
Is there a "buyer beware" forum There's a company I've been dealing with for 5 yrs. that I bought a product from but has yet to give me a working unit Thanks
Re: RE: New Forum
by Tim Wilson 1 month ago
Hi Sam, I'm afraid that there's not a specific "buyer beware" forum. Can you tell me a little more about what happened I may be able to direct you to someplace that people will see the story. I'm sorr
Client wants my Raw footage to pass on to another company to revamp Music Video before its official release!
by Damien Morgan 3 months ago
Hi I really need advice guys! Please help. Two months ago I was asked to create a music video for an organisation. I will not name for reasons we are still in dispute and it could turn legal. So I jus
Re: Client wants my Raw footage to pass on to another company to revamp Music Video before its official release!
by Tim Wilson 2 months ago
Adding a note to bump this to the top of the forum -- I just now discovered this post in the Classifieds section of the COW, and moved it here to raise the discussion in a more appropriate forum. Dami
The Color Wheels Mystery ...
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
I am sure all of you here know much more about the color science than I do and can explain what is happening with the color wheels in FCP X 10.4 (specifically the Shadows, Midtones and Highlights) and
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David Lawrence liked this 1 month ago
Re: The Color Wheels Mystery ...
by Jeremy Garchow 2 months ago
Tim Wilson "I mean, it's like they'd have to, like, SAY something or something." Or! It s fixed in the next dot release without a word being said, like it never happened. :)
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Tim Wilson liked this 2 months ago
Happy Holidays to All, but most especially to ...
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
... Tim Wilson. Not only does he do an amazing, tireless job of keeping this fantastic resource available to us all, but he's also brilliant, and funny, and generous, and ridiculously knowledgeable, a
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David Lawrence liked this 1 month ago
Re: Happy Holidays to All, but most especially to ...
by Tim Wilson 2 months ago
Simon and all the rest of you gents, I can't thank you enough for your kind words and good wishes! They mean the world to me. The past year...really, the past 16 months or so...have been among the har
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Upload capability inop
by Jim Scott 2 months ago
Uploading to COW seems to be broken, both via drag and drop into the message window and using the upload icons. When trying to do so I get the following messages: There was an error processing the fil
Re: Upload capability inop
by Tim Wilson 2 months ago
Thanks for the report, Jim! We've had a few glitches while we've been updating systems here during our quietest time of the year. I'm sorry that it got in your way, but delighted to hear that things a
Fair Use in a Documentary About Syria
by Juan David Romero 2 months ago
Good morning. I have a legal question about using news clips on a short documentary film that is 23 minutes in length. I'm using the news clips to help tell a story and help the audience visualize the
Re: Fair Use in a Documentary About Syria
by Tim Wilson 2 months ago
Todd Terry "So.... just bite the bullet and buy the footage." All of what these guys said, with one more variation: start by just asking. Don't assume that they're going to charge too much. Don't ass
GoPro
by Dennis Dean 3 months ago
Where might be the best place to post a question about the operation of the GoPro camera Essentially - I'm trying to find out if it would work in a particular application... Thanks! Dennis Dennis Dean
Re: GoPro
by Tim Wilson 3 months ago
Hi Dennis, There are a number of possibilities. The Cinematography forum is one place to start. You can post in one of the production forums that pertains to your endeavor. Some possibilities include
Article: Living The American Dream: Editing Sharknado 5
by Kylee Peña 3 months ago
Art of the Edit Living The American Dream: Editing Sharknado 5 Ana Florit is your typical Los Angeles-based film editor: among other things, she grew up in the French Alps, moved to Paris, directed a
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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 Tim Wilson 3 months ago
Oliver Peters "https: www.computerworld.com article 3131906 apple-mac ibm-says-macs-are-e..." There's no force I've yet encountered on earth, in heaven, or in hell that could make me buy anything App
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 greg janza 3 months ago
Thanks for all of that info David. VR most definitely has a bright future but 360 video is completely baffling to me as a storytelling vehicle. My only experience with 360 video is the New York Times
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How long does moderation usually take?
by Siddhant Mehra 3 months ago
Newbie on the block. Working on a project, needed help with something i stumbled along the way. I made a post, but seems like it went under moderation cause i am new on the forum, on a bit of a tight
Re: How long does moderation usually take?
by Tim Wilson 3 months ago
Hi Siddhant, The short answer is "as quickly as we can." Sometimes it can be seconds. Obviously sometimes longer, but we know that people are coming here for help, so we get things posted as quickly a
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Thor: Ragnarok, aka The Revengers
by Tim Wilson 4 months ago
I wouldn't normally be going here just yet, but having already started talking about it on the Spider-Man thread, I thought I'd note that we're still a couple of weeks away from opening day, but the c
Re: Thor: Ragnarok, aka The Revengers
by Tim Wilson 4 months ago
This clip just went up -- hilarious! My wife observes that this really shows off the extent to which the skills of both of these actors have been sorely underused. I couldn't agree more. These charact
OT: Adobe CC 2018
by Oliver Peters 4 months ago
New updates abound! - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: OT: Adobe CC 2018
by greg janza 4 months ago
$36 more per year for individual licenses. I'm sure there'll be folks griping about this but that's because people love to complain. It's the first price increase in several years and it's nominal. I
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Tim Wilson liked this 4 months ago
GREAT article in the Frame.io blog about WHY FCP X went “magnetic.”
by Bill Davis 4 months 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 Tim Wilson 4 months ago
I know that many of you agree with a lot of what I'm about to say. I supportively quote four of you in this thread, and I could have quoted a dozen of you. But this is basically me trying to catch up
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Dunkirk
by Mike Cohen 7 months ago
Chris Nolan has a pretty successful track record of hit movies. I now wish I had seen all of the Batman films in the theater. Inception and Interstellar were mind trips on the big screen. Dunkirk is h
Re: Dunkirk
by Tim Wilson 4 months ago
Stephen Smith "On a side note, the theater I was in had a trailer for a Marvel TV show called the In Humans. That felt out of place." This was an interesting test case, though. The idea is that TV ca
Spiderman Homecoming
by Mark Suszko 7 months ago
The best since, and perhaps in some ways, better than Raimi MGuire's first one. Smoothly and seamlessly updated in subtle ways, I was impressed by the well-developed villain, miles away from the corny
Re: Spiderman Homecoming
by Tim Wilson 4 months ago
Scott Roberts "...But I am wondering if Thor Ragnarok will ultimately be the best (Marvel) movie of the year... " I actually think that's possible....but I just checked the running time, and it's 130
AVID Presentation Thurs at KeyCode - the natives were restless.
by Bill Davis 4 months ago
https: www.facebook.com Avid videos 10155071293607525 The Q&A was ... difficult. Props to AVID for facing their customers this way. Two hour video - the Q&A starts about :45 min in. The NLE biz is def
Re: AVID Presentation Thurs at KeyCode - the natives were restless.
by greg janza 4 months ago
Tim Wilson "We weren't doing well enough. We needed to do better. And they have." Thanks for sharing your perspective as someone who used to be inside the ropes. I think it's worth noting that Avid a
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www for site URL
by Jerry Smith 5 months ago
Typically, folks have w w w . website.com and website.com go to the same place via a 301 redirect. Search engines like this too. You can see what a site is doing by using a redirect checker. Creative
Re: www for site URL
by Tim Wilson 5 months ago
Hi Jerry, Apologies for the delay replying! These are all excellent points. We're bringing a new IT team up to speed, and this is something I'll have them look into. Regards, Tim Wilson Editor-in-Chie
I accidentally clicked "report post" - any way to unreport as it were?
by Garrick Darts 5 months ago
Hello, I misclicked on the "report post" link on a post. How can I undo that All the best!
Re: I accidentally clicked "report post" - any way to unreport as it were?
by Tim Wilson 5 months ago
Hi Garrick, No way to undo that, but no worries, either. This happens quite regularly, and where appropriate, we quickly turn the post back on, no harm done. In fact, my loose estimates lead me to bel
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by Tim Wilson 7 months ago
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Re: test
by Tim Wilson 5 months ago

What?????
by Nick Griffin 6 months ago
OK, now I have a new pet peeve: People taking flash photos of the eclipse. Doing so at concerts was stupid enough, but REALLY......... Just because your smart phone has a camera doesn't mean that you
Re: What?????
by Tim Wilson 6 months ago
You guys make it sound like they did it on purpose -- thought carefully about how their phones should be set for optimum performance in these specific conditions -- which would imply that they had any
Hello World!
by Ricardo Caco 7 months ago
Testing account and signature... (I've been browsing CreativeCow for some time, but never registered. Today I saw a post where I could contribute with an answer, and then I registered... But can't rep
Re: Hello World!
by Tim Wilson 7 months ago
Good to go! Welcome, and thanks! Regards, Tim Wilson Editor-in-Chief Creative COW
Sony PXW-FS7M2 vs Canon C-300
by Craig Alan 7 months ago
Canon C-300 vs Sony PXW-FS7M2 Pros and cons Canon is on sale this month putting it in the same ballpark as the Sony. I'm posting in both forums, hope that is not inappropriate. Imacs (i7); Canon 5D Ma
Re: Sony PXW-FS7M2 vs Canon C-300 Mark II
by Tim Wilson 7 months ago
Craig Alan "The other day it stopped a post of mine from going through because I used the word "b*sketball."" From March through June, that's the #1 spam word that bots try to break into our system w
Premiere Pro Quick Tip Tutorial: Edit Faster with Overlay Editing
by Tim Wilson 8 months ago
Apologies for posting here while this is already listed as an admin post on the forum front page, but I know that some of you subscribe to notices rather than visit that page directly, and I didn't wa
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Joe Barta IV liked this 7 months ago
DVD director's commentary
by Bob Cole 8 months ago
I've been using streaming rather than DVDs for awhile, but I just watched a DVD with a director's commentary, and realized how interesting that can be. Have you found a particular DVD commentary more
Re: DVD director's commentary
by Tim Wilson 8 months ago
Howzabout commentaries NOT by the director. Roger Ebert did a half-dozen or so commentaries over his career, and I'll put his commentaries for Citizen Kane, Casablanca, and Dark City on any commentary
How do I remove a Red X on screen
by sean rodrigues 4 years ago
I have a red X(I want to remove) that is embedded in a precomp. I have tried to use color key effect to remove the red X, but I get a black X when I sample the red. The red X is attached to an effect
Re: How do I remove a Red X on screen
by Tim Wilson 8 months ago
Roei Tzoref "no offence, but you need to buy the plugin, any other advice given here on how to "hack" the protection of the plugin is bad service to this community. " Correct answer. Tim Wilson Edito
Hmmm....no comments on the Apple WWDC the other day
by Rich Rubasch 8 months ago
iMac Pro, now in gray....powerful but still not upgradeable especially in the PCI world. Really liked the built in 10 gig Ethernet....hoped for that on the trash cans. Liked the new Apple Speaker. Oth
Re: Hmmm....no comments on the Apple WWDC the other day
by Tim Wilson 8 months ago
There's a pretty robust thread in the FCPX Debates forum. Apple WWDC As I've noted here before, that forum has largely sucked up the general-interest conversations that used to happen in this one, ent
Article: Always Be Editing: Sculptors & Bricklayers Revisited
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Art of the Edit Always Be Editing: Sculptors & Bricklayers Revisited Do you edit like a sculptor, or like a bricklayer It seems a simple enough question, but as longtime editor, post house owner, and
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Re: Always Be Editing: Sculptors & Bricklayers Revisited
by Tim Wilson 8 months ago
In one of the forum threads Simon links to in this article (the one responding to Oliver Peters' response to Simon's original thread, if that makes sense), Andrew Kimery mentioned that he's had timeli
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Scale expression (randomized) for 100+ layers over set period of time
by Al Mach 9 months ago
I'm trying to randomize a short scale up from 0-100% on many different layers. Basically I just want around 100 different circles (vector layers imported from Illustrator) to randomly (and elegantly)
Re: Scale expression (randomized) for 100+ layers over set period of time
by Tim Wilson 9 months ago
Great post, Dax! Very interesting to me that when the Harper points out that his is a variation of an effect that he got from someone else, he gives its origins: "I got it from Harry Frank...who got i
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