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Winston A. Cely

I'm was a professional broadcast editor/post supervisor for 8 years, and I'm now a video instructor for a career and technology high school, ACTC.
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January 20th 2004
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todays politics and AVID/FCP/FCPX/Davinci/Premiere/Vegas and the name change of this forum
by Bob Zelin 5 days ago
Hi - I know this is a very volatile subject, and I expect it to be removed. But the "current" title of this forum has not changed to "Apple Talk" and STILL has the word "Debates" in the name. We all o
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Re: todays politics and AVID/FCP/FCPX/Davinci/Premiere/Vegas and the name change of this forum
by Mark Suszko 5 days ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=XU3qfDtWFmk
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Creative Summit
by David Mathis 2 weeks ago
Are you going What would you like to see in the new version, assuming it comes out
Re: Creative Summit
by Winston A. Cely 7 days ago
I'm going! I would love for some sort of better-integrated, multi-user editor sharing. As a teacher who uses FCPX and editstock.com to teach some fundamentals of editing, it'd be awesome if we could a
New Blackmagic eGPU
by Steve Connor 2 weeks ago
I don't want to distract people from the endless discussion about what the forum should be called but this looks interesting. BMD have released another eGPU. https: www.blackmagicdesign.com products b
Re: New Blackmagic eGPU
by Winston A. Cely 2 weeks ago
Neil Goodman "Seems like the smaller boutique places stay more up to date - most places have Imacs now." I had a feeling that was what it might be in real-world practice. It does make sense to some e
Such a weird glitch, but BIG impact on editing ☹ Any insight??
by Miranda Mendelson 4 weeks ago
I recently tried updating to Mojave, but got stuck for hours and couldn't get out of it, even after restarting. Last resort had to restore a time machine backup from the previous day. Everything looke
Re: Such a weird glitch, but BIG impact on editing ☹ Any insight??
by Winston A. Cely 4 weeks ago
Have you tried the following ( ): Export out an XML of only your edited sequence, not your entire library. Close the current library. Quit FCPX. Shutdown and restart your computer. Open FCPX. Import y
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Off The Tracks review
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
An interesting critique: https: www.redsharknews.com post item 5846-off-the-tracks-fcp-x,-for-all-its-brilliance,-has-always-been-divisive-it-still-is,-according-to-roland-denning - Oliver Oliver Pete
Re: Off The Tracks review
by Michael Gissing 1 month ago
I reckon this thread has totally gone "off the track". Hardly unusual if we are too quick to line up behind our partisan flags. Hardly a debate though, just nay-saying.
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Winston A. Cely liked this 1 month ago
Why can't I move 2 clips?
by Xavier Paredes 1 month ago
I know I can copy and paste them elsewhere, but I'd like to know why you can't move them via drag and drop. Thanks, Xavier
Re: Why can't I move 2 clips?
by Winston A. Cely 1 month ago
Cool. I noticed those transitions, which is why I asked about why you have each clip in its own secondary storyline. It was different than how I do it. Thanks! Winston A. Cely Editor Owner Della St. M
FCP X hits 3.5 Million users?
by Bill Davis 2 months ago
Atomos CEO Jeromy Young says so in a live interview from the IBC Floor. Slip of the tongue Judge for yourself. If true, that s kinda crazy growth acceleration. https: m.youtube.com watch v=OvKw3msZ6h0
Re: FCP X hits 3.5 Million users?
by Scott Witthaus 2 months ago
Bob Zelin "one day, everyone will know how to edit, and it will all be over for most of us" I heard this from linear editors when Avid camp around. And then from Avid editors when FCP-Legacy came aro
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How to achieve those fast text flashing effects in FCPX ?
by Soumendra Jena 3 months ago
https: youtu.be YBMwJU31Ads Do you know any ready made FCPX plugin, which does such fast text flashing effects
Re: How to achieve those fast text flashing effects in FCPX ?
by Rikki Blow 3 months ago
i'm imagining (fantasising ) a plug-in applied to a single adjustment layer and then type the whole of the VO into a text field in the plug-in, and use maybe a keystroke to mark the points at which ea
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Winston A. Cely liked this 3 months ago
What is a good graphics add-on for FCPX?
by Todd Blake 9 months ago
I see a lot of videos online that have very slick looking graphic overlays to add a professional touch to projects. Youtube vloggers and such, mostly. These are either floating moving graphics text, g
Re: What is a good graphics add-on for FCPX?
by Nick Toth 9 months ago
Yes, get Motion for sure but make sure you get training on it or you will be very frustrated. The biggest problem I see with FCPX and Motion users is they don't get proper training and then blame the
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Should FCPX be at IBC and NAB
by Oliver Peters 9 months ago
Good opinion piece by Peter Wiggins http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2037-if-apple-is-serious-about-the-pro-market-should-it-get-back-to-the-two-big-trade-shows Seems like he s acknowledging wh
Re: Should FCPX be at IBC and NAB
by Michael Hadley 9 months ago
Making technology easier and less expensive for anyone to use is a good thing. And in a world where every person can shoot and edits together a crappy video, actual talent, skill and creativity will r
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Demystification: A Parable
by Simon Ubsdell 10 months ago
Imagine, if you will, an apartment building. It has roughly 25 and a half floors (probably designed originally by Charlie Kaufman, who knows ), but only around 20 of these floors are actually used by
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David Mathis liked this 10 months ago
Re: Demystification: A Parable
by Michael Gissing 10 months ago
Stairs access requires monthly subscription.
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iMac Pro 12/14
by Noah Kadner 11 months ago
Discuss: http: iphone.appleinsider.com articles 17 12 12 apples-4999-all-in-one-imac-pro-launches-thursday-dec-14 http: blog.vincentlaforet.com 2017 12 12 apples-new-imacpro-has-an-impressive-200-300-
Re: iMac Pro 12/14
by Winston A. Cely 11 months ago
I'm running my current iMac Retina 5K at 11964_screenshot20171213at3.24.55pm.png.zip 5120x2880 Is that not 5K Winston A. Cely Editor Owner Della St. Media, LLC 17" MacBook Pro 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 4
Sync Drift-How It Was Fixed and Revelations!
by Tangier Clarke 11 months ago
I'll try not to make this long-winded - but I thought I'd share the process I went through and the two solutions. Camera footage from two Canon C100s (23.98 fps AVCHD) rewrapped to MOV using EditReady
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Chad Greene liked this 11 months ago
Re: Sync Drift-How It Was Fixed and Revelations!
by Winston A. Cely 11 months ago
Thanks for this run down. I haven't had this problem yet, but as a teacher, I expect to sooner rather than later, and it's nice to have some info on how to trouble shoot and fix sync-drift problems. W
"Pushed two stops"
by Winston A. Cely 1 year ago
So, I'm watching Eyes Wide Shut, and I know the film was pushed two stops in post to enable Kubrick and Larry Smith to use as much available light as possible when filming. This is probably a stupid q
Re: "Pushed two stops"
by Winston A. Cely 1 year ago
Thanks Mark. I do not have one, as my last Sekonic light meter died on me. I have added that to my list of items I need and will get one to test this out. Thanks! Winston A. Cely Editor Owner Della St
Background processes are an impediment to starting the edit
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
When I first start an edit and import a ton of media, I have to wait for thumbnail, filmstrip, and waveform generation. FCPX is virtually unusable during this stage to try to do any editing. Premiere
Re: Background processes are an impediment to starting the edit
by Winston A. Cely 1 year ago
I think I'm confused as to what speed problem is going on.... I haven't seen anything with any of my students computers on import, and believe me, if there's a problem a class full of high schoolers w
FCPX and color correction tools
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
It's a Friday... A number of recent threads have touched on various aspects of color correction, including Resolve, Speedgrade, Chromatic, etc. There are correctly several good third party color corre
Re: FCPX and color correction tools
by Winston A. Cely 1 year ago
I hate when I haven't been following for a while, come back and there's a million posts! How do I keep up! LOL Winston A. Cely Editor Owner Della St. Media, LLC 17" MacBook Pro 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 4
Of locked bins and collaboration
by Andrew Kimery 1 year ago
So Adobe teased new collaboration features coming to PPro including being able to lock bins: http: www.hollywoodreporter.com behind-screen adobe-targeting-hollywood-editors-new-version-premiere-pro-10
Re: Of locked bins and collaboration
by Winston A. Cely 1 year ago
A true collaborative FCPX environment would be very welcomed for my high school class. I could see how awesome a learning experience it would be to have my students capture to a central location, edit
State of the NLE panel
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
Finally posted from NAB. https: www.youtube.com watch v=mGTHqo3GK2s - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
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Re: State of the NLE panel
by Winston A. Cely 1 year ago
I should have been more specific with the dying off part.... We have a long time before anything set in place now is replaced or in serious danger of being replaced at the level of business wide in Ho
High School Class to visit London
by Winston A. Cely 3 years ago
I'm posting here because I teach FCPX, Motion and Compressor to high school students in South Carolina. We are trying to plan a trip to London in February. We'd like to visit some production and post-
Re: High School Class to visit London
by Tim Wilson 3 years ago
Visit Aindreas. He will buy all your students beer. LOL This is a great idea. (The trip to London part, not the Aindreas buying beer for your students part. Although you are the better judge of that t
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Winston A. Cely liked this 3 years ago
Premiere Pro CC versus FCP X
by Oliver Peters 4 years ago
I've noticed that some here have made a transition from FCP "legacy" to Premiere Pro and now to FCP X. Many first shifted to Premiere Pro out of the reaction to FCP X's early stages. Out of curiosity,
Re: Premiere Pro CC versus FCP X
by Oliver Peters 4 years ago
Well, I would suggest that most of your assumptions are wrong and are based on how you see editors use the software and not what the software actually does. Granted, there are a lot of things on there
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Winston A. Cely liked this 4 years ago
Mask shape in Photoshop 5
by Winston A. Cely 7 years ago
OK, this is something that I would normally do in Apple Motion. In fact, other than photo retouching, or video prep work for stills, I rarely ever use Photoshop any more as I find the tools in Motion
Re: Mask shape in Photoshop 5
by Winston A. Cely 7 years ago
Thanks for the help! I had finally figured it out. It's funny, but I used to be able to really use Photoshop pretty well. However, since I started doing almost all of my graphics work from within Appl
Mask shape in Photoshop 5
by Winston A. Cely 7 years ago
OK, this is something that I would normally do in Apple Motion. In fact, other than photo retouching, or video prep work for stills, I rarely ever use Photoshop any more as I find the tools in Motion
Re: Mask shape in Photoshop 5
by Erik Waluska 7 years ago
You can do this easily by creating the mask shape and Ctrl or Cmd clicking the layer's thumbnail in the layer panel to make a selection or if it's a shape layer you're using then Ctrl or Cmd click the
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Winston A. Cely liked this 7 years ago
QR Code on Video: Standard format?
by Winston A. Cely 7 years ago
I'm trying to find the standard practice when adding a QR Code to a piece of broadcast video. I did a coulee quick Google searches, but per my norm, I didn't find much. (As HAL would say, it's most li
Re: QR Code on Video: Standard format?
by makaveil jojo 5 years ago
I'm hoping the following two links of QR code can give you some idea of it: http: qfuse.com blog making-a-video-qr-code-youtube-isnt-the-best-option http: blog.qr4.nl YouTube-Video-QR-Code.aspx
Isn´t this funny?
by Armando Ciurana 7 years ago
Some how I fell the people at apple are trying so hard to make FCPX as good as FCP7 was! They are adding some "cool" new features as multi cam, xml export, maybe they are going to add in a near future
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Scott Sheriff liked this 7 years ago
Re: Isn´t this funny?
by Armando Ciurana 7 years ago
I apreciate all your answers and honestly I m going to look further into FCPX in order to understand and eventually love the new paradigm. Best Armando Ciurana President Ciurana Dussauge Films Mexico
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Winston A. Cely liked this 7 years ago
Did some more real editing today
by Jeremy Garchow 7 years ago
On a not real job, and I have to say, I like it. I had layers and stacks and SFX. Filters, text and dissolves. Composite modes. It is really nice to make small adjustments to timing on the front of th
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Re: Did some more real editing today
by Eric Santiago 7 years ago
No flames just "thumbs up" :) I use Avid MC every day and teach FCP at a local college part-time. This fall I get to teach FCPX and so far its been a blast learning and working with it. Did it convert
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Winston A. Cely liked this 7 years ago
The Gradient generator in FCPX
by Winston A. Cely 7 years ago
I'm trying to adjust the colors in the simple gradient generator, but I can't find any published controls to change the color. Am I missing something, or does this mean I have to use Motion to adjust
Re: The Gradient generator in FCPX
by Winston A. Cely 7 years ago
Thanks Simon! Winston A. Cely Editor Owner Della St. Media, LLC 17" MacBook Pro 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 4 GB RAM Final Cut Studio 3 FCPX Motion 5 Compressor 4 "If you can talk brilliantly enough about a
Motion 5 "Codec Not Supported"
by Winston A. Cely 7 years ago
I'm trying to import an RGB, 8-bit, 72 dpi Photoshop file with an alpha-channel into Motion 5. It's telling me the codec is not supported. What am I doing wrong Winston A. Cely Editor Owner Della St.
NAB 2011: Thunderbolt Storage?
by Jay Soriano 8 years ago
Been keeping a close eye on NAB 2011 with Matrox and BlackMagic Design first out of the gate with Thunderbolt technology including pricing availability. Haven't heard anything new yet on storage since
Re: NAB 2011: Thunderbolt Storage?
by Winston A. Cely 7 years ago
So, I'm guessing there's been no new news on any Thunderbolt drive enclosures Specifically something that will allow you to buy a "tray" to put in a new hard drive so your projects can be drive specif
Easy way to put a logo bug without rendering?
by Bill Thomas 8 years ago
I have some long programs that require logo bugs throughout the program. And the sequence will play back fine from the timeline with the bug. But if I need to do anything else to the sequence (export
Re: Easy way to put a logo bug without rendering?
by Winston A. Cely 8 years ago
We love the Timecode burn in Compressor for client views of edits. It makes feedback a breeze. Winston A. Cely Editor Owner Della St. Media, LLC Mac Pro 3GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon 8 GB RAM Final Cut St
LHe output HD via Component
by Winston A. Cely 8 years ago
So is it possible to view HD 1080i29.97 via Component on the LHe Specs: FCP 7.0.2 Mac Pro 3 Ghz Dual-Core Xeon 8 GB memory Hard drive setup through eSata Sequence setting 1080i29.97 Apple ProRes 422 (
Re: LHe output HD via Component
by Winston A. Cely 8 years ago
I just wanted to do a quick followup, just incase someone else runs into this problem.... I finally called AJA on friday, and talked to one of their excellent support reps. He gave me LOTS of informat
New Mac Pro - ATI 5770 and no USB 3 ?
by peter pop 8 years ago
http: www.apple.com uk macpro specs.html 12 cores, no CUDA option and no USB 3 Are we excited or disappointed
Re: New Mac Pro - ATI 5770 and no USB 3 ?
by Winston A. Cely 8 years ago
Wait a minute!! Walter, are you in charge of Steve's email Because, that was perfect! LOL Winston A. Cely Editor Owner Della St. Media, LLC Mac Pro 3GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon 8 GB RAM Final Cut Studio
Congratulations Walter!
by Don Walker 8 years ago
Congratulations Walter Biscardi on the groundbreaking of your new facility.... Crawford Communications Watch Out! Don Walker John 3:16
Re: Congratulations Walter!
by Winston A. Cely 8 years ago
Congratulations! Very cool. Winston A. Cely Editor Owner Della St. Media, LLC Mac Pro 3GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon 8 GB RAM Final Cut Studio 3 Aja Kona LHe "If you can talk brilliantly enough about a sub
NVidia FX 4800?
by Matt Campbell 9 years ago
I've recently posted about which graphics card to upgrade to and was about to go with the Radeon 4870, but someone turned my attention to the NVidia 4800. Has anyone tested this card yet Does it and h
Re: NVidia FX 4800?
by Winston A. Cely 8 years ago
Thanks Mark! Yup, all Mac Pro's have the PCIe. What was confusing me on Apple's website were the "Questions & Answers" section. Some people are suggesting that the 4870 will not work in earlier Mac Pr
any news on new macs?
by Rainer Wirth 9 years ago
I have heard rumors on new mac pros with 6core 12core processors. Anybody heard something I'm thinking of purchasing a new macpro. Wait or purchase a 8 core Rainer
Re: any news on new macs?
by Winston A. Cely 9 years ago
Thankfully, I'm loving and very happy with my current late '08 Mac Pro, but I have been waiting to upgrade the graphics card depending on the release of a new Mac Pro. I can't justify spending $349 fo
Why Mac Pro?
by Drew Jensen 9 years ago
Hey guys, this is a desperate call to my fellow mac users. At my work, we are contemplating switching to mac for video editing (Mac Pro). The IT guys basically are saying over my dead body, so I need
Re: Why Mac Pro?
by Winston A. Cely 9 years ago
That's classic Mark! Winston A. Cely Editor Owner Della St. Media, LLC Mac Pro 3GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon 4 GB RAM Final Cut Studio 5.1.4 Aja Kona LHe "If you can talk brilliantly enough about a subjec
OT: Alternative to Photoshop
by Winston A. Cely 9 years ago
This is a bit off topic, but I was wondering if anyone here uses an alternative to Photoshop in conjunction with their Final Cut work I got CS3 when a got my system because it was the standard externa
Re: OT: Alternative to Photoshop
by Winston A. Cely 9 years ago
I'll look into both of those. I totally agree that when it comes to true photo retouching, and most of the higher end functions, nothing compares to Photoshop. For me personally, I feel as though I'm
light source facing camera
by Ariane Fisher 9 years ago
Is there a way in Motion 3 to have a light source face the camera As a workaround, I was able to add a glow to a circle so that it looks like a light source, but of course, couldn't get any light rays
Re: light source facing camera
by Winston A. Cely 9 years ago
What about using the lens flare filter I don't really like the one that's built into Motion because it only resembles what a flare might look like if directly facing into the camera. If the pic you po
Cuts off edge of my "A"'s in text
by Winston A. Cely 9 years ago
I'm using the font Frutiger and the capital letter "A" in some text within Motion 3. Motion is cutting off the right side edge of the letter "A" for some reason, and it's not happening with my other f
Re: Cuts off edge of my "A"'s in text
by Noah Kadner 9 years ago
Try decreasing the font size a few points, then increase the size of the layer to compensate. Noah Check out my book: RED: The Ultimate Guide to Using the Revolutionary Camera!. Unlock the secrets of
Motion Tracking, Jumps like crazy
by Winston A. Cely 9 years ago
SO I must misunderstand how to use the motion tracking behavior in Motion. What I have is an image of a box that I need to track over an older box. I've got my base video layer that is 10-bit uncompre
Re: Motion Tracking, Jumps like crazy
by Winston A. Cely 9 years ago
Thanks Stephen! That's giving me 100 times better results. I still need to some minor tweaking, but you saved me from throwing out my computer! Winston A. Cely Editor Owner Della St. Media, LLC Mac Pr
blu ray burner
by James Carroccio 10 years ago
hey guys, i shoot and edit hd content using my panasonic ag-hvx200 via final cut. i have yet to burn an actual blu ray. i always down convert my content to sd (do not have a blu ray burner or hd telev
Re: blu ray burner
by Winston A. Cely 10 years ago
Thanks for the tips Denny, and though I have an Intel MacPro so I could install Windows on it, I'd prefer to stay within the Mac environment. However, I am thinking that if I can produce enough income
Hard Drive in 2nd optical drive bay
by Winston A. Cely 11 years ago
Was I dreaming the other day when I read at the Cow that you could put a hard drive in the second optical drive bay Am I crazy I've been searching all over and I can't find it! Plus, any time I try to
Favorite SAN drive
by Winston A. Cely 11 years ago
My wife and I would love to get a SAN for our music and photos. I'm on an Intel-Mac and she's on a G4 iMac. What do you guys like for the hard drive, and what do you suggest for the hub Winston A. Cel
Final Cut Pro 5.1.x and Boris
by Paul FX 12 years ago
Here is a set of instructions on how to get Boris Products to function properly within FCP 5.1.x. First, uninstall your Boris product completely and trash the patch or downloaded try and buy previousl
Re: Final Cut Pro 5.1.x and Boris
by Winston A. Cely 12 years ago
Are these the steps to take on a non Intel based Mac for Title 3D When I installed 5.1 on my Intel Mac Pro, I didn't have FCP on it already, so everything has worked flawlessly with Title 3D, but when
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