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Tony West

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June 28th 2015
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The Real Menace of FCP X
by Simon Ubsdell 4 weeks ago
The original promise of FCP X was great. Here was an approach that offered us a set of interesting new concepts and consequently some different ways of thinking about editing. I for one never had an a
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Matt Kemp liked this 3 weeks ago
Re: The Real Menace of FCP X
by Tony West 4 weeks ago
I just feel much like politics, things are being discussed on here in too general of terms. There are all types of editing environments. Some people are in a news stations, some in their office or hom
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Towards a better NLE
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
You can get developers to decide what innovation to throw at an NLE, or in an alternative universe you could ask editors to come up with innovations of their own. This new video by Alan Bell A.C.E. ad
Re: Towards a better NLE
by Tony West 4 weeks ago
Steve Connor "Because as someone who DOES work directly from the browser most of the time in FCPX I take great offence at this." Don't worry Steve, most of the greatest films in history were not cut
If you’re in NYC, NBC/Universal is apparently hiring...
by Bill Davis 1 month ago
https: mobile.twitter.com LoudYeti status 997530782427103232 Good luck. Creator of XinTwo - http: www.xintwo.com The shortest path to FCP X mastery.
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Peter Steinberg liked this 1 month ago
Re: If you’re in NYC, NBC/Universal is apparently hiring...
by Tony West 1 month ago
This looks like they are wanting to have someone come in and train the staff on X. They may not want to say they are switching to publicly. A "guru" is a teacher.
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The Competition?
by Scott Witthaus 1 month ago
In some sense, yes: https: vimeo.com 266289590 Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Visual Storyteller https: vimeo.com channels 1322525 Managing Partner, Low Country Creative LLC Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Re: The Competition?
by Tony West 1 month ago
Andrew Kimery "how is Resolve not the #1 free thing on his list ;)" He said "easiest to use" iMovie is "easier" to use than Resolve ; )
i ❤ FCPX
by Steve Connor 2 months ago
The sun is shining and I'm blasting my way through edits here on FCPX - STILL enjoying using it on a daily basis, despite some of the more curmudgeonly discussions that go on here and the many doubts
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Jari Innanen liked this 2 months ago
Re: i ❤ FCPX
by Tony West 1 month ago
Walter Soyka "We get down to time and motion studies here, counting keystrokes and clicking stopwatches and arguing about whether it takes longer to lasso multi-select or drag-and-lag. It's easy to f
Smarter and Faster
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
Steve Martin's Working Smarter and Faster presentation from NAB https: www.youtube.com watch time_continue=1&v=MdqTwAPg6Qg - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Smarter and Faster
by Tony West 1 month ago
Oliver Peters " Tony West "The cut and paste method you mentioned seems to defeat the purpose of the connected clips. You would have to lasso all the elements to do that instead of just dragging the
FCPX or R15?
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
I find the Resolve threads here fascinating. 2.5 million FCPX users notwithstanding, is Apple playing catch-up now to Blackmagic Design and Resolve It amazes me that a community where a trackless UI w
Re: FCPX or R15?
by Steve Connor 2 months ago
Tony West "I just want to be at my best level of quality all the time on jobs. I've shot cool stuff with my phone also, but I know I can do better with my primes and I want to offer my best to the cl
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Tony West liked this 2 months ago
GREAT article in the Frame.io blog about WHY FCP X went “magnetic.”
by Bill Davis 8 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 Neil Goodman 8 months ago
Tony West "People often describe the program as "getting out of your way so you can focus on the story." When actually, it's participating in the edit with you like some sort of assistant editor." Th
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Tony West liked this 8 months ago
Great write up about the Despacito video and FCP X
by Charlie Austin 8 months ago
4 billion views and counting... "It s not about features, it s about the overall editing experience." http: bit.ly 2z2x4S8 ------------------------------------------------------------- My FCPX Babblin
Re: Great write up about the Despacito video and FCP X
by Bill Davis 8 months ago
I think I ve watched Despisito a couple of dozen times over the past few weeks since I watched the genesis of this story take place on-line - (Props to T.Peyton who originally spotted X in the piece!)
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Tony West liked this 8 months ago
Yesterday’s Emmys & FCP X.
by Bill Davis 8 months ago
I have to send a shout out to my good friend Patrick Southern and his colleague, editor David Tillman. I ve just learned that as of yesterday, they get to add Emmy Winnning to their resumes - as part
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Gabriel Spaulding liked this 8 months ago
Re: Yesterday’s Emmys & FCP X.
by Jeff Markgraf 8 months ago
Andy - You stepped into a thread about research and winning an Emmy, and what role FCPX may or may not have played, with this nonsense: "And everyone says FCPX allows you to edit in ways not possible
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Tony West liked this 8 months ago
This video is what the forum is all about
by andy patterson 9 months ago
I want to thank the Creative Cow for having this forum. It is a good place filled with interesting information. Having said that this forum is titled Apple Final Cut Pro Debates for a reason. This for
Re: This video is what the forum is all about
by Steve Connor 9 months ago
andy patterson "Obviously my video proves I am not a Premiere Pro cheerleader so my video " Why "obviously " you post more than anyone else on here and it's always in defence of PPro Frankly you're r
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Tony West liked this 9 months ago
Why does transition on connected clip affect primary storyline clip too?
by Jeff Feaz 10 months ago
Hey Friends! I'm trying to use a push transition on a still image that's in the timeline as a connected clip. This is just a single item that I want to push in and out as a PIP element. The problem is
Re: Why does transition on connected clip affect primary storyline clip too?
by Tony West 9 months ago
I have had others ask me about this and I actually made a little video about it. What I do is select the transition and the clip that I want to move and turn that into a compound clip. Then it will no
End of QT 7?
by Tony West 9 months ago
I have recently noticed a pretty big shift in color from QT 7 when sharing from X (h.264 files) QT X looks pretty dead on with the canvas in X Anyone else noticed, or have you ditched QT 7 a while ago
Re: End of QT 7?
by Tony West 9 months ago
Jason Brown "QT7 was AMAZING." You sound like someone getting your money's worth out of 7 pro like me : ) It's funny how quickly some forget. I remember how mad folks were when QT X came out and lack
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Semi-OT: Is it time to just call it "FCP" again?
by William Davis 2 years ago
With Apple dropping the "X" branding from its OS releases, is it time to do the same with Final Cut Pro X I think a half decade is enough time for the world to get used to the fact that FCPX was a gia
Re: Semi-OT: Is it time to just call it "FCP" again?
by Jeff Kirkland 2 years ago
Personally, I just edit in Final Cut. I leave which version to their imagination...
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Tony West liked this 2 years ago
XDCAM EX 35mbps issue with fcpx
by Goutom Ain 2 years ago
Dear Member, When i import XDCAM EX 35 mbps .mp4 clip in fcpx, clip shows green. please help.
Re: XDCAM EX 35mbps issue with fcpx
by Tony West 2 years ago
Goutom Ain " am using an application to ingest the clips. " Are you using the SONY Transfer app
7D/5D color grading in FCPX
by Flora Lloyd 2 years ago
A little intro on me, I am new to editing myself (though I have been a producer and shooter for years) This is my first project sitting down in front of FCPX. I am having a very hard time color gradin
Re: 7D/5D color grading in FCPX
by Tony West 2 years ago
Thanks for the shout out Bill. I found the show very interesting, good job on there. I liked your point about looking at 'who" would be working on the project before you decide how to KW. If it's just
DVD background image
by Tony West 2 years ago
I'm having trouble with my background image for my DVD menu getting too cropped off on the top. I saw people asking about it but no answers that helped me. Anyone have a tip on this
Re: DVD background image
by Tony West 2 years ago
Thank you James for the tip. I ended up guessing at sizes until I got the look I wanted but I will try this for the next one.
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