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Tom Brooks

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Speaker not playing back FCPX properly. Plays itunes OK so its not a speaker problem
by Liz Lewis 4 years ago
My speaker used to play back FCPX OK, but suddenly it's not playing the sound very well, but the speaker is fine because it plays music OK. The sound through the headphones is also OK. Is there a sett
Re: Speaker not playing back FCPX properly. Plays itunes OK so its not a speaker problem
by Tom Brooks 4 years ago
I found this from Apple helpful. Even though the setting appeared to be on "Stereo" already, setting it again fixed the issue. https: support.apple.com en-us HT204780
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Jeremy Garchow liked this 4 years ago
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
Re: RocketRAID 272x Drive swap
by Tom Brooks 6 years ago
Alex, thanks very much. I do have the option of auto rebuild checked, so I expect it will start on its own. I appreciate the help. - Tom
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Alex Gerulaitis liked this 6 years ago
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!
Re: What FCPX *really* needs
by Tom Brooks 8 years ago
How about an automated video analyzer so you can, "Make it like that "
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Evan Fitzer liked this 8 years ago
Drop zones & Jpegs
by Tony Neester 11 years ago
I want to drop a jpeg in a drop zone and move the file inside the drop zone so that the text sites were i want it to rather than DVDSP just randomly placing it in the middle. Hope i am explaining this
Re: Drop zones & Jpegs
by Tom Brooks 11 years ago
Try Shift - Option - Click and drag the graphic.
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Alexander Jenkins liked this 8 years ago
How to burn an HDV 1080i60 project on DVD? Confused about interlacing and frame rate
by Benoit Rouleau 9 years ago
Hello, I'm new to HDV editing (and to FCP). I have completed a film using HDV 1080i60 footage (captured in FCP) but I have no idea how I should export it so it looks good. I'd like to make a DVD, and
Re: How to burn an HDV 1080i60 project on DVD? Confused about interlacing and frame rate
by Tom Brooks 9 years ago
You could deinterlace the 60i file and change the sequence settings field dominance to "none." Set field dominance on all titles and graphics to none also. But it's a lot of messing around to get a me
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Benoit Rouleau liked this 9 years ago
MOV file size too big
by Nigel Askew 10 years ago
Hi, I've been searching desperately because i was sure someone else would have had this problem but alas no luck. Basically I'm trying to consolidate our archive so it's all the same format, preferabl
Re: MOV file size too big
by Tom Brooks 10 years ago
Sorry I'm not giving you much to go on. Busy day. PNG, PhotoJPEG, Motion JPEG are all good codecs for near master quality. PhotoJPEG at 75% is a sweet spot. PNG can have an alpha channel. Then there a
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Nigel Askew liked this 10 years ago
Sequence Settings for Output to DVD and Steaming Web End Use
by Simon Morgan 10 years ago
I am editing a workreel using FCP 5.1.4. and need help with Sequence presets for my project. The FCP sequence will be exported to DVDSP and the resulting DVD viewed on both computer and NTSC video mon
Re: Sequence Settings for Output to DVD and Steaming Web End Use
by Tom Brooks 10 years ago
You can worry about that on export. For DVD, just use the presets in Compressor for DVD, particularly DVD 90 Min Best. For web, you'll need to export to the appropriate square pixel dimension. For exa
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Simon Morgan liked this 10 years ago
Render times extended?
by Pino Catalano 10 years ago
Hi All, I have a 72min sequence which takes approx. 3 days to render to a self contained QT file. I noticed that some of the effects weren't rendering or there was a stutter in the picture etc so what
Re: Render times extended?
by Tom Brooks 10 years ago
Pino Catalano "Yes, and I said yes to allow FC to change the sequence to match the clip settings. " OK, so FCP changed the sequence into this non-edit format. That's generally a problem. The pre-conv
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Pino Catalano liked this 10 years ago
first time mac buyer- specs advice needed
by jamie fitch 11 years ago
hey there, this is probably very old news but hoping someone out there can help. I'm buying an editing system for a school- i've worked in tv industry in the uk for the past 6 years and used avid load
Re: first time mac buyer- specs advice needed
by Tom Brooks 11 years ago
Never having used a FC Express system, I can only give general advice. See the post below about iMac and FC. The system meets minimum requirements and seems fine except a bit shy on the RAM. I'd go fo
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jamie fitch liked this 11 years ago
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