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November 27th 2001
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File Conversion / Dealing with Non-supported Codecs in FCPX
by Phil Thenstedt 2 years ago
I've recently been given a bunch of AVI files that were created on a PC using either Huffyuv or Lagarith lossless codecs. On a PC the files play fine, but If I try to open on my mac I get sound but no
Re: File Conversion / Dealing with Non-supported Codecs in FCPX
by Tom Ackroyd 2 years ago
Edited to add ".mov" ffmpeg -i input -c:v v210 -c:a copy output.mov Mac Pro 2 x 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon 8 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 OS 10.7.5 FCP 10.0.6
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Can I reverse telecine a scene I have already edited?
by Noam Osband 2 years ago
I edited a scene in a 23.98 fps timeline. The footage is 30fps. When i export, it looks somewhat choppy. I know i can reverse telecine the footage and then remake the scene, but that'd be a lot of edi
Re: Can I reverse telecine a scene I have already edited?
by Tom Ackroyd 2 years ago
If you have access to Final Cut Pro 7, it has a tool to remove advanced pulldown from 24@29.97 footage. See page 1983 "Using an AG-DVX100 NTSC Camcorder with Advanced Pull-Down" in the FCP 7 manual he
what's the quickest workaround for Multicam audio?
by Andrew Hays 7 years ago
DEAR GOD!, I just spent the better part of my day doing a manual workaround to multicam audio in FCPX... Her's the basic scenario, Every year, we do a set of two to three 3-hour+ mock trials at a law
Re: what's the quickest workaround for Multicam audio?
by Tom Ackroyd 7 years ago
This may help: http: www.youtube.com watch v=4RlQOqrLV-w
Inflexibility in audio channel configuration
by Tom Ackroyd 7 years ago
I am working in 10.0.6 and for the first time when using FCP X needing to use the audio channel configuration tool. I have successfully ingested DVCPRO HD files from a P2 card disk image. My audio in
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Motion 4.0.3 "Full Screen Mode" broken in Lion?
by Tom Ackroyd 8 years ago
In Motion 4.0.3, I've just noticed the "View - Full Screen Mode (F8)" menu item is greyed out. Unable to determine if this is Lion-related, broken, or due to some setting on my MacBook Pro. I recently
Re: Motion 4.0.3 "Full Screen Mode" broken in Lion?
by Tom Ackroyd 8 years ago
Oh, so simple! Thanks, Mark.
Recapture trimmed Canon DSLR clips from imported FCP XML project
by Tom Ackroyd 8 years ago
I am experimenting with moving FCP projects to Premiere CS5. Though I'm new to Premiere, I've scoured the help file and can't find a way to do this. The original FCP project was edited from ProRes tra
Cross dissolve opacity curves
by Tom Ackroyd 8 years ago
I'm attempting to tidy up a sequence of stills in my Final Cut timeline by using Motion to ease in & out on the FC moves. The stills all cross dissolve into each other. Of course these transitions don
Re: Cross dissolve opacity curves
by Tom Ackroyd 8 years ago
Andrew, I read it, and I still don't believe it. I was stuck in the wrong, uh, paradigm. So simple, and makes perfect sense. Thanks. Tom 2 x 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon Mac Pro 8 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 OS
Pro App Support 4.0
by Tom Ackroyd 12 years ago
This update, uh, "improves general user interface reliability". http: www.apple.com support downloads proapplicationsupport40.html
Re: Pro App Support 4.0 (whats fixed ???)
by Jeremy Garchow 12 years ago
Maybe it'll fix problems like this: http: forums.creativecow.net cgi-bin new_read_thread.cgi forumid=8&postid=936458&univpostid=936419
16:9 vs. 4:3 letterboxed for broadcast
by Julie Hill 13 years ago
I just began editing a weekly show for local cable w FCP. It's originally shot in SD 16:9 on the Z1U's. Because the channel the show is being broadcast on is not HD, it's confusing to me how to output
Re: 16:9 vs. 4:3 letterboxed for broadcast
by Tom Ackroyd 13 years ago
We're working through this process right now with a channel in New Zealand going to widescreen. For their analogue (UHF) transmission they will broadcast 4:3 pictures with 13:9 letterboxing. For the d
System drives, media drives and journaling
by Tom Ackroyd 13 years ago
Over the years reading this forum it has been said many many times: 1. Do not use your system drive fo capturing 2. Turn journaling off on you media drives. I know this is the consensus, but I need to
Re: System drives, media drives and journaling
by Tom Ackroyd 13 years ago
Thanks David and Ed for your input, you've been a great help. Tom
Quicktime recording and Final Cut
by Scott Hill 13 years ago
I'm wondering how I can use Quictime Pro 7 to capture footage from a DV deck and use it in Final Cut. I'd like to keep working in Final Cut and capture at the same time. I tried making a new Quicktime
Re: Quicktime recording and Final Cut
by Tom Ackroyd 13 years ago
I tried this. I recorded a (PAL) DV movie in QTPro. The screen size of the resulting .mov comes out at 384x288, which is an non-standard DV dimension. I import it to Final Cut Studio. The pixel dimens
10 little things I don't like
by pol_de_mol 13 years ago
Just a short list of little (and not so little) things that I don't like in FCP. I use FCP 4.5, if any of these things are fixed in FCP 5 please let me know. Thanks 1. The capture tool is horrible. I
Re: 10 little things I don't like
by Tom Ackroyd 13 years ago
pol_de_mol "2. Why can't I swap edit 2 clips or more at once " I used to hate this too. But because I hated (and still do) unnecessary mousing, I started to use the keyboard for this, and ended up us
Timecode trainwreck- a cautionary tale. (or why you should log & capture)
by Arnie Schlissel 13 years ago
So I get a call on Friday, can I come & look at an edit that may have some sort of odd, vaguely described, poorly understood, & perhaps impossible timecode issue It seems that the client sent some eff
Re: Timecode trainwreck- a cautionary tale. (or why you should log & capture)
by Tom Ackroyd 13 years ago
Totally agree Tony. FWIW a corporate video production company I was assistant editor for always always shot TOD. We cut on Lightworks; capturing was a breeze - load the tape, hit digitise, LW created
still photo based animation
by jimmy1978 13 years ago
Hi guys, I'm teaching a motion graphic class this fall and one of the projects is to create an animation with a series of still photographs. I'm looking for some examples of motions graphics pieces th
Re: still photo based animation
by Tom Ackroyd 13 years ago
Check out the title sequence to American Splendor for what you can do with stills. It's so good I want to marry it. Tom Ackroyd Mark, PS - The Kid Stays in the Picture was a remarkable book. So one Fr
how to capture web page for video?
by Stasia Lenhart 13 years ago
Would love some feed back and insite on this issue. I need to create a dvd to promo a new website that a client has. The majority of the dvd will be shots from the website. I know I can screen capture
Re: how to capture web page for video? Answer: Paparazzi!
by Tom Ackroyd 13 years ago
Just saw this over at Mac OS X Hints: http: www.macosxhints.com article.php story=20060712064929281 Tom Ackroyd
DV to Digibeta
by Jonathan White 13 years ago
Hi, I do a lot of DV documentaries and master them to digibeta for broadcast, I've noticed ever since v.5 I get a flickering line at the top of the picture (bottom as well as far as I remember). I hav
Re: DV to Digibeta
by Tom Ackroyd 13 years ago
Martin - I hope I'm not hijacking this thread but have you just answered my post of a few weeks back here http: forums.creativecow.net cgi-bin new_read_post.cgi forumid=8&postid=895667 Many thanks, To
2k cinema playback from Powerbook to projector
by Tom Ackroyd 14 years ago
I have a 30sec cinema spot sitting on my G5 as an uncompressed quicktime at 2k resolution. (In fact it's a 1:2.35 ratio spot at 1828x777 pixels.) I'd like to play this from a recent decent Powerbook t
Re: 2k cinema playback from Powerbook to projector
by Tom Ackroyd 14 years ago
It's all over. And for those that are ineterested: I did the playout yesterday from a G4 Powerbook, QuickTime 7, to a data projector via RGB not DVI. Projector res was only 1024 wide - this is what I
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