Understanding audio waveforms in FCPX by Gary Goldblum 4 years ago Hi, I am just learning FCPX. I have used ProTools,FCP7, Audition and numerous other editing software programs and I am completely lost by how the audio waveforms are displayed in FCPX. Every program I
Re: Understanding audio waveforms in FCPX by Craig Alan 4 years ago I know I'm late to this thread since you're happy but thought I'd add this: I use P2 cams and they record the external mikes and internal mike as four mono or two stereo which appear in FCP X even tho
Multicam audio....? by Tom Sefton 4 years ago Hi Guys Having an odd issue after updating to 10.2.1 I'm using Multicam to sync some work, so we have left and right streams as camera angles A and B, a closeup camera as C and an audio mix down as an
Re: Multicam audio....? by Tom Brooks 4 years ago Tom, this sounds related to this: https: support.apple.com en-us HT204780 It's a quick fix and causes no harm. In my case, the setting appeared to be correct already, but going through the steps to se
An efficient workflow by Claude Lyneis 5 years ago I am edit lacrosse games. Typically cutting 80 minutes of footage and 50 clips to three to five minutes. Typically I make a string out of the game, watch it from the timeline and mark the interesting
Re: An efficient workflow by Bill Davis 5 years ago Try this... (I call it "3-bucket logging") Setup the browser in the Spreadsheet mode, not icon mode. (optional, but I find it works best.) Now the up and down arrow keys do 2 things. Moves to the next
FCP Crashing while in TRIM MODE by Raul Alvarez 9 years ago Constant CRASHING!!!!!: always in two situations: 1. WHILE previewing in TRIM MODE, Green screens in both viewer and canvas appear before the crash; Quite often!!! 2. Less often but frequent, when dra
Re: FCP Crashing while in TRIM MODE by Tom Brooks 5 years ago I have similar issue. Only happens when A V output is active. If my AJA IOExpress is deactivated in FCX, it's OK. I'm working with AJA right now, but I suspect it's not the fault of the AJA box or dri
can I do a keyword analysis? by Jenn Lindsay 5 years ago I just painstakingly keyworded 51 hours of footage, much of it rather dense interviews. I did stream-of-consciousness keywording just to get it all logged. But now I have tons of keywords, many of the
Re: can I do a keyword analysis? by Bret Williams 5 years ago All great ideas. You could select the two redundant keywords in the browser, which would display both sets as a whole, and then apply the desired keyword to them all. Then simply delete the undesired
Audio Split Tracks in FCPX by Christy Smith 5 years ago I have been asked to export a video presentation with an audio split track. I have not done this before. Basically, the show team wants the dialogue on the right channel and the background music on th
Re: Audio Split Tracks in FCPX by Tom Brooks 5 years ago Tom Brooks "All normal level and lav mic went to the Dialogue role. For clips with a boom mic channel, that channel went to the Boom Mic role. Clips with a lower level channel for safety went to Lowe
Re: The 4 statues must disappear in a shot by Tom Brooks 5 years ago I would gather some additional background material to replace the areas obscured by the statue. Just shoot from the other side of it, with your camera on the same axis, toward the building. That becom
Magnetic Timeline Intervention by Tom Brooks 6 years ago I work with someone who gets around the magnetic timeline by always starting with a Gap clip and then connecting all other clips to it. The Gap becomes the anchor strip for all clips and thus, all cli
Re: Magnetic Timeline Intervention by Jeremy Garchow 6 years ago Tom Brooks "Of course, it totally defeats the ability of FCX to keep the hundreds of clips in sync. How can I convince this editor that his life will be better if he stops doing that and forces himse
RocketRAID 272x Drive swap by Tom Brooks 6 years ago Alright. Feeling really dumb here. I've never had to swap out a drive from my RAID on a RocketRAID 272x HBA in an 8-bay Enhance Technology enclosure. One drive is showing too many bad sectors. I have
Playback performance not perfect by Tom Brooks 6 years ago I have two systems with FCX. On my 12-core (64GB RAM, Radeon HD5770 w 1024MB, Areca-driven 8-drive RAID 6 that gets about 700MB Sec), the playback hitches and stutters every now and then. Either it's
Re: Playback performance not perfect by Jakub Vomacka 6 years ago I used to have hickups in FCPX related to FCPX trying to authorize system.burn (service ). Note that I dont have original Apple DVD drive. It is very uncommon but who knows, maybe it will be your case
Timecode Reader anyone? by Bruce Wittman 7 years ago Has any clever person figured out how to use a timecode reader (not timecode generator) within FCPX Our clients want a timecode window burn of our raw footage, NOT the timecode of the timeline I have
Re: Timecode Reader anyone? by Bill Davis 7 years ago You're right. Same difference. I seldom put compounds in my Event Browser - but thats no reason not to do it that way. In fact I'm not sure there's any real huge difference between storing a Window Du
a really good quote by Aindreas Gallagher 8 years ago its from rob tinsworth on the FCP forum. It's like about two posts down, but I thought its worth re-posting. http: forums.creativecow.net thread 8 1137965 "So I should be all over FCP-X and a new edit
Re: a really good quote by Tom Brooks 8 years ago Aindreas Gallagher "doesn't it ring true with anyone that we're being forced into stupidly autistic OCD organisation methods by a bunch of self regarding OCD asbergers software engineers " Your termi
Apple's Personal VISTA by Sascha Engel 8 years ago What in god's name was going on in Apple's Head This is iMovie on Steroids in so many ways! AVID will chear for that one. What is going on here No tape ingestion! No OMF nor XML Export. Not compatible
Re: Apple's Personal VISTA by Tom Brooks 8 years ago Lot of Avid people saying I told you so. Never should have gone with Apple to begin with. I disagree. We went with FC because it was new in many ways. This is more new. We were due for a change.
Video looks better - am I seeing things? by Tangier Clarke 8 years ago Is it just me, but my video content (AVCHD from an AF100) looks much nicer in FCP X than in FCP 7. It's sharper and more rich in color. Could just be me, but it really looks nicer. No seriously. Tangi
What FCPX *really* needs by Richard Herd 8 years ago It needs a button for corporate clients: "Make it softer by adding dissolves to every cut" and the "don't be creative" button. You know this is true!
Direct to edit facility by Robert Wrensch 8 years ago I have an HD broadcast van. I send a production signal into AJA hdtv distribution amp. It then patches into black magic up cross down converter , i set it to Pal SD Letterbox. The sdi out then goes in
Re: Direct to edit facility by Tom Brooks 8 years ago What is the unsatisfactory result you are getting If you set the downconvert to PAL SD Letterbox, sounds like you'll get 4:3 with letterbox. Can you set to PAL SD 16:9 Anamorphic
FCP can't play imported avi/mov files by Aron Zana 9 years ago What's up everybody I want to re-edit some parts from the classic blaxploitation flick "Coffy" for a university project in Final Cut Pro. I ripped the movie as a H264 .avi video and can import into in
HVX-200A viewfinder problem by Andy Kralik 9 years ago I have what look like white squiggly phosphorescent marking inside the eyepiece just above the LCD. The LCD itself doesn't look damaged. I can move my eye & camera around a bit and can see below the g
Re: HVX-200A viewfinder problem by Tom Brooks 9 years ago I'd suspect melting if that layer is actually acrylic. Sunlight entering through the eyepiece will be focused on the surfaces inside and can melt plastics. I've had it happen very quickly on a camera.
Motion wants serial number by Jeff York 10 years ago I'm not entirely sure why my copy of Motion has now decided to start asking for my serial number on launch, but it does periodically. Very annoying. This is a clean install as part of FCS2. Typically
The dreaded orange render line by Dan Rollins 9 years ago Hello, this is my 1st post on the COW. I have been cutting a movie in FCP7 and am wondering what is causing the Orange render bar. It is taking an extremely long time to render or export my video. My
Re: The dreaded orange render line by Tom Brooks 9 years ago I need to catch up with you a little bit. The answer seems to be that your first title fills the still cache, leaving no cache for the rest of them to play in real time. What type of stills are these
Capturing Sony DCR--TRV80 by Dexil Rold 9 years ago I have a Sony DCR-TRV80 which I hardly use, I sued it and cannot get the capturing into FCP. I have version 7.0.2. Does anyone know how to capture this tape I usually use my Sony EX1. Dexil Rold
Re: Capturing Sony DCR--TRV80 by Tom Brooks 9 years ago Do you have more than one FireWire bus installed on this computer Some FireWire camcorders require a separate FW card when FireWire drives are also in use.
FCP - 720p @ 29.97 NIGHTMARE!!! by Shawn Hutcheson 9 years ago Here it goes... We have two projects for the same client. Both were shot on the HVX200. One project was shot at 720p 24 (giving the frame rate 23.98) within FCP. The footage resides on a 960 x 720 fra
Re: FCP - 720p @ 29.97 NIGHTMARE!!! by Tom Brooks 9 years ago When I need smooth playback on a client's computer without special hardware and software, I never deliver in a camera-original, mastering or editing codec. For playing on the desktop, in PowerPoint, o
Going from Highpoint to something else help by James Brill 10 years ago I built an 8TB RAID 5 with a RR4322 a bit back and have found it to not be what I expected in terms of customer support or stability. There was a freak failure I think if not a kernel panic and then a
Re: It's over! by Tom Brooks 9 years ago Wow. That's good to know. I have one of their boxes. When I bought it the sales guy was very informed and helpful, too. They recommended a Highpoint card then also.