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Tony Silanskas

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Anyone know of a large HD that supports both Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3?
by Michael Hadley 3 years ago
Trying to find a solution that would work with both my 2009 tower, which has a usb3 card, and my ordered-but-not-yet-delivered Mac Pro. The Promise R series is TB2 but no USB 3. Thoughts Advice Thanks
Re: Anyone know of a large HD that supports both Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3?
by Tony Silanskas 3 years ago
OWC just came out with one. Goes up to 8TB. http: eshop.macsales.com shop Thunderbolt External-Drive OWC Elite-Dual-RAID tony www.HungryCliff.com
Project linking to other projects
by Ray Wang 5 years ago
I have created a couple of projects and would like to join them up to form a main storyline. The purpose is to make a long and short version (e.g. long = project A + project B, short = project A) Copy
Re: Project linking to other projects
by Tony Silanskas 5 years ago
The "Compound Clip as FCP 7 Sequences" has been discussed a lot on here. It took me awhile, but I finally found a big flaw, for me at least. FCP X autosaves after every change you make. But since your
Some FCP X Qs
by Oliver Peters 5 years ago
Some questions and some observations from an FCP X job yesterday. A few of these are subjective and I haven't had a chance to thoroughly test them, but I'm curious if others have seen these issues or
Re: Some FCP X Qs
by Tony Silanskas 5 years ago
For your first question, have you tried the "send to compressor" route and delete your render files before hand so it re-renders with whatever settings you choose in compressor Not a fan of "send to c
Performance on a Macbook Pro
by Jason Jenkins 6 years ago
Don't have FCPX yet, but I've been following it with interest. I'm wondering what kind of performance I can expect on a 2011 Macbook Pro w 8GB RAM, 2.3 Ghz Quad i7, SSD. I've got a Sonnet Tempo SATA P
Re: Performance on a Macbook Pro
by Tony Silanskas 6 years ago
Sadly my 2009 maxed-out 17in MBP is not very smooth with FCP X. I would even say it's mostly unusable with this current version as it skips crashes and is just downright slow on even the simplest proj
When to Sync Sound?
by Matt Mullins 6 years ago
Sorry for the novice questions, but I'm a new shooter. I captured about 50 different takes on 2 cameras and recorded the audio on a separate source. Is it better to sync all the video and audio with b
Re: When to Sync Sound?
by Tony Silanskas 6 years ago
I personally think syncing the audio first is the best route; you don't have to waste time meticulously trying to sync it at the end, especially if you have a ton of cuts, and you know during your edi
DV Firewire removes interlacing on import?
by Tony Silanskas 6 years ago
I've had to capture some older Sony Hi-8 tapes so I grabbed an old Sony camcorder with firewire out and started loading in through FCP 7 with DV Firewire settings. I changed to codec to be ProRes 422
Re: DV Firewire removes interlacing on import?
by Tony Silanskas 6 years ago
Rafael Amador "How you see that rafael" When paused in the canvas you don't see the two fields like usual, just a single frame like all progressive footage. I even captured the footage through the co
Mixed Media
by Liezl Geldenhuys 6 years ago
I'm looking for advice on working with two different types of footage, and subsequently creating the best sequence settings for doing so in FCP7. Project: short film shot on film and digital. Media: a
Re: Mixed Media
by Tony Silanskas 6 years ago
Get your 16mm transfered to tape at 1080i25 to match the rest of your footage and just edit in a 1080i25 timeline. Then down-convert to SD PAL when your finished either through compressor Kona Card an
MacBook Pro 2011 - Any issues with fcp?
by Christopher McDonell 6 years ago
I need to upgrade my hardware and I've been holding off for the MacPro refresh w thunderbolt which doesn't seem to be arriving anytime soon. The portability of the MacBook Pro is quite enticing, howev
Re: MacBook Pro 2011 - Any issues with fcp?
by Tony Silanskas 6 years ago
My friend has the 2011 17in MBP and has been using FCP 7 on it for months with no problems. Don't know about FCP 6. tony www.HungryCliff.com
Use Proxy Files for some but not all clips
by Tony Silanskas 6 years ago
Sorry for the double post as I meant to post it in this forum: I have some 1080 60p footage that I want to edit into a 1080 30p timeline with some other 30p footage. All my 30p footage is native h.264
Re: Use Proxy Files for some but not all clips
by Tony Silanskas 6 years ago
From one Tony to another, thanks so much for testing this. I have to say that being unable to reconnect clips has reared its ugly head too many times this past month because of not being able to do an
Use Proxy Files for some but not all clips
by Tony Silanskas 6 years ago
I have some 1080 60p footage that I want to edit into a 1080 30p timeline with some other 30p footage. All my 30p footage is native h.264 to save hard drive space since it plays back fine in FCP X. I'
h264 performs better at "high quality" than "better performance"
by T. Payton 6 years ago
At least on my machine, a 2006 MacPro with a 5770, 10.6.8, 16GB ram. I noticed that H264 footage from my 7D was not playing in real time, specifically with cross fades and effects applied. I switched
Re: h264 performs better at "high quality" than "better performance"
by Tony Silanskas 6 years ago
I have FCP X on a 2009 MacBook Pro and high quality is actually slower for me than better performance with Canon DSLR h.264 footage. I will say that 60p AVCHD h.264 movie files will not playback smoot
What's your favorite conform setting - Floor, Nearest Neighbor, Frame Blending or Optical Flow
by Tony Silanskas 6 years ago
Shot some 1080 60p test footage this week and have been doing some test with how FCPX conforms it into a 1080 23.98p timeline. So this question is to anyone that has tried the different conform method
Re: What's your favorite conform setting - Floor, Nearest Neighbor, Frame Blending or Optical Flow
by Tony Silanskas 6 years ago
Both. I did find out that my 2009 MacBook Pro cannot playback 60p AVCHD h.264 encoded quicktimes in realtime. Lots of stuttering b c it needs more horsepower. Canon 7D 60p files play OK since they're
is there a single person on this forum making a living with FCP X ?
by Bob Zelin 6 years ago
Because if the answer is YES, then I guess that says it all. (Teaching FCP X does not count as a yes). Bob Zelin
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Re: is there a single person on this forum making a living with FCP X ?
by Tony Silanskas 6 years ago
I've been working on a few small non-broadcast projects as a way of learning the program but couldn't see myself using it for a broadcast project until there is a bug-fix update. Too many crashes espe
image in canvas & viewer scrambled
by Ed Homer 6 years ago
Hi everyone, FCS3, intel power mac. I have an intermitten problem. Just started happening few days ago. Sometimes when I open existing project FCP 7 the image in the viewer and the canvas is scrambled
Re: image in canvas & viewer scrambled
by Tony Silanskas 6 years ago
Had an issue similar to that and it was a bad graphics card. If you have a spare grfx card you could try that one and see if the problem disappears. You could also make sure that the current grfx card
trying out compound clips
by Ben Scott 6 years ago
I have found it really tricky to figure out how to cut through multiple tracks at once with cmnd b, standard thing to do id expect so I made a little movie to illustrate my point if anyone can give me
Re: trying out compound clips
by Tony Silanskas 6 years ago
The only success I have had (besides manually cutting each clip) is to the Compound Clip method. Agreed we need an easy way to do this. Also, I couldn't tell from you video if the Compound Clip method
XDCAM-EX superior to ProRes for realtime FX?
by Ken Pugh 6 years ago
In between evaluating PPro, I've been editing some rushes in XDCAM-EX format in FCP7 - and been getting a lot of crashes (FCP suddenly disappears, in a flash, often after dragging the cursor in the ti
Re: XDCAM-EX superior to ProRes for realtime FX?
by Tony Silanskas 6 years ago
I gave up trying to work with XDCAM EX natively in FCP because of the constant crashes like you describe. The bugs were never worked out by Apple. Transcoding to ProRes fixed the crashes problem and I
Multicam edit without making Multicam clip ?
by Anhtu Vu 6 years ago
I'm editing a TV show shot on two Sony F700. when i got the footage from the client, camA is progressive and B is Interlaced, therefore there's no way i can create a multiclip unless i deinterlaced al
Re: Multicam edit without making Multicam clip ?
by Tony Silanskas 6 years ago
Try the old fashioned way: Put your main cam on track 2 and your B cam (the one you will cut to less often) on track 1. Scaled them both down so that you can see both cams during playback. Then watch
freeze frames need rendered now?
by Alan Stephens 6 years ago
I'm editing a series of 1 hour seminars with power point exported to quiktime movies. I have to stretch the movies so I make a freeze frame and insert with the movie clip. After about 35 minutes in to
Re: freeze frames need rendered now?
by Tony Silanskas 6 years ago
No prob. Glad it was a simple fix. =) tony www.HungryCliff.com
Prores not working properly in cinema tools
by Frederico Cengarle 6 years ago
HI, does anyone have ever encountered this issue. I have some Prores footage at 29.97 that I reverse telecine in cinema tools. Once this done I re-import those 23.98 files inside FCP and notice that I
Re: Prores not working properly in cinema tools
by Tony Silanskas 6 years ago
Try the steps in this older apple doc that uses Compressor instead of Cinema Tools. See if that helps: http: support.apple.com kb HT2410 viewlocale=en_US tony www.HungryCliff.com
Multiple Timelines in an event, looks like its there but not useable yet.
by Neil Goodman 6 years ago
seeing as you can open a coumpound clip in its own timeline and then tab back and forth between that and the main one, cant see why having two timelines would be that difficult to implment. In fact it
Re: Multiple Timelines in an event, looks like its there but not useable yet.
by Tony Silanskas 6 years ago
Craig Seeman "Have you tried using the Project media manage type functions I haven't tested but I could have sworn one of them would carry over the renders and media from the Events as well." I'm not
Is anyone actually using FCPX?
by Taron Ghazaryan 6 years ago
I know some people here are asking questions about FCPX meaning they're using it. I tried to edit a small project in it and I regret it. What would have taken me 4 hours to do is taking me over 2 days
Re: Is anyone actually using FCPX?
by Tony Silanskas 6 years ago
I'm with Craig. And am taking a shot with a small project next week. Did some personal stuff this weekend to learn and it's all slowly making sense in a good way. I will say, the organizing of large p
FCPX featured on Conan
by Stefan Buhrmester 6 years ago
I actually laughed http: www.youtube.com watch v=sRzLP0FJ82I
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Re: FCPX featured on Conan
by Tony Silanskas 6 years ago
Definitely needed a laugh this week so thanks. tony www.HungryCliff.com
Copying FCP X / Motion / Compressor to other computers
by Roger Bolton 6 years ago
Has anyone found a solution to downloading once and installing on multiple computers (Which are authorised under the same Apple store id) FCP X Motion Compressor is a 4GB download and we have 6 mac's
Re: Copying FCP X / Motion / Compressor to other computers
by Tony Silanskas 6 years ago
Haven't tested myself yet. Just saw that post. tony www.HungryCliff.com
Kona and Magic Bullet Looks
by Tony Silanskas 6 years ago
I posted this over in the Magic Bullet Forum but think I might get a better answer here. (from a previous post I found about using Magic Bullet Looks) Dean Stapleton "2. Be sure you are not using a Ma
Re: Kona and Magic Bullet Looks
by Tony Silanskas 6 years ago
Shane, do you use Looks at all, and if so, how do you overcome the intermittent render errors The one I get the most is that the highlights in the footage blow-out terribly only on a render. I've had
Final Share and 1+hour sequences stuttering question for Walter Biscardi
by Tony Silanskas 6 years ago
Walter, I remember reading you had issues with long sequences and dropped frames in final cut using the final share system and I think I am having the same issue. Did you ever solve this I am having a
Re: Final Share and 1+hour sequences stuttering question for Walter Biscardi
by Tony Silanskas 6 years ago
Thanks so much for chiming in Steve. I have tried three different drive configurations with the same issue; The Final Share Ethernet Raid, External OWC Firewire Raid (AJA system test 70MBs sec), and t
Canon 5D downconvert KONA LHI
by Tony Silanskas 7 years ago
I have had a few discussions with friends lately and would like some feedback on using ProRes 1080p 23.98 Canon 5D footage and outputting through a KONA LHI for a SD DigiBeta layback. I set my Video P
Re: Canon 5D downconvert KONA LHI
by Jeremy Garchow 7 years ago
Use easy setups. Your life will be a whole lot....easier. Just use the 525 settings to downconvert. Use the 1080i output when staying 1080.
HD>SD Downconvert
by Ana Issalou 7 years ago
Hello! I have a 1080i 29.97 sequence from FCP that I'm trying to downconvert through Kona to output at 525i29.97 to a DVD player. It's working, however there is a LOT of aliasing and perhaps some smal
Re: HD>SD Downconvert
by Tony Silanskas 7 years ago
Also, make sure your Video Playback settings in FCP match your KONA Control Panel settings. In FCP, check under VIEW Video Playback and make sure it is also set to 1080i 29.97. I usually only change i
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