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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.
Member Since:
January 20th 2004
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iOS question
by Winston A. Cely 2 months ago
Sorry folks, I know this forum is for iOS, but my searches on Apple's help forums are not helpful. I used to be able to manage my custom made ringtones easily with iTunes. There was a category for "To
Re: iOS question
by Winston A. Cely 2 months ago
Thanks again! Winston A. Cely ACTC Media Broadcasting Video Instructor Apple Certified Editor FCPX 3 "If you can talk brilliantly enough about a subject, you can create the consoling illusion it has b
Is anyone using Motion?
by Oliver Peters 5 years ago
I'm curious. I see a lot of wonderful work being done in Motion from time to time, as well as to create FCPX templates. But is anyone seriously using it for motion graphics In the entire existence of
Re: Is anyone using Motion?
by Winston A. Cely 4 months ago
This is slightly off-topic, but a number of you have mentioned making initial concepts or comps for clients. That was one of the most frustrating things for me because I almost always had issues with
Time for FCPX to step up - collaboration
by Oliver Peters 9 months ago
Productions from Adobe just announced. Collaborative workflows in Premiere Pro. https: www.provideocoalition.com premiere_team https: theblog.adobe.com introducing-productions-coming-soon-to-premiere-
Re: Time for FCPX to step up - collaboration
by Winston A. Cely 8 months ago
As a high school instructor that uses 24 seats of FCPX, it is hugely frustrating that there aren't better local sharing capabilities in FCPX. We have a Jellyfish server, which has been awesome this ye
Flow Transition
by Winston A. Cely 1 year ago
Hey folks, I have an interview where I used a Flow transition to cover a small jump cut. It worked perfectly! That is, it worked perfectly until I put a blank adjustment layer over the transition. I w
Re: Flow Transition
by Winston A. Cely 1 year ago
Thanks for the plugin tip Craig! Winston A. Cely ACTC Media Broadcasting Video Instructor Apple Certified Editor FCPX 3 "If you can talk brilliantly enough about a subject, you can create the consolin
Disable brightness control
by Winston A. Cely 1 year ago
I want to lock the brightness on the displays that my students use so that they can no longer darken or brighten them. I don't want to set the user accounts to Managed with Parental controls because i
Re: Disable brightness control
by John Rofrano 1 year ago
Winston A. Cely "Simply put, I want to lock the brightness to 100%."So that you can burn their retinas I have never used an Apple display at 100%. Way too bright IMHO. Why do you care if they change
The Cheese Grater is back
by Craig Seeman 1 year ago
The Cheese Grater is back with 8 PCIe slots. The Kremlinologist can examine the FCPX screenshot. Afterburner. Things that make you go hmmm.
Re: The Cheese Grater is back
by Winston A. Cely 1 year ago
In other words, there's no middle ground You either get a cheaper system that can be upgraded externally via crazy fast Thunderbolt, or crazy expensive system that lets you upgrade internally. You can
Is It Time To Reconsider Final Cut Pro X?
by Gerry Fraiberg 1 year ago
Oliver Peters presents a good case in this article. Factual and objective writing is why I've been following Oliver for years. https: digitalfilms.wordpress.com 2019 05 04 it-is-time-to-reconsider-fin
Re: Is It Time To Reconsider Final Cut Pro X?
by Mark Suszko 1 year ago
Back in the before-time, when God was just an intern and puppies were the oldest animal, I was messaged that the IT supervisor had a problem and could I come see him... I had to justify my "intensive"
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Is Final Cut Pro X For Hollywood? Old question, interesting answer
by Gerry Fraiberg 2 years ago
Josh Beal is a Hollywood editor who has work on such shows as Counterpart, Bloodline, and House of Cards. As a TV editor, Josh thinks it is time for Hollywood to reconsider Final Cut Pro X as a viable
Re: Is Final Cut Pro X For Hollywood? Old question, interesting answer
by Winston A. Cely 2 years ago
I don't totally agree with this for some of the same reasons people still don't use X; i.e. its lack of specific features needed for the demanding collaborative workflows of TV and Hollywood films. Ho
Are Schools that Don't Support FCP X Part of the Problem?
by Tangier Clarke 2 years ago
Folks, I've been talking to various friends I went to school with (LMU) about FCP X and although many favor it and just as many if not more still want nothing to do with it (often without ever having
Re: Are Schools that Don't Support FCP X Part of the Problem?
by Winston A. Cely 2 years ago
I teach a high school filmmaking class (sophomores through seniors). I choose to teach FCPX because I am comfortable with X having made the transition from 7 to X at the beginning and because I knew a
Tutorials - basics, setting up, backup.
by Christian Friis 2 years ago
Hello, I'm editing away in FCPX, and have done so for years... But I need to get a good solid grip on the basics - how to set up a library in the best possible way, best backup procedure etc. Can anyo
Re: Tutorials - basics, setting up, backup.
by Winston A. Cely 2 years ago
I totally agree with everything Mark says, and to specify myself a bit more, I would only give them this if it were a client you don't anticipate working with in the near future. If it's someone you w
Odd, annoying problem. Any ideas?
by Brett Sherman 2 years ago
So I have this really debilitating problem on one of my workstations. It's an iMac running High Sierra, FCP X 10.4.5, and connected to a QNAP SMB NAS via 10GB Ethernet. Media is stored outside library
Re: Odd, annoying problem. Any ideas?
by Winston A. Cely 2 years ago
I'm not trying to hijack this thread, but I would like to add my annoying problem! I love FCPX, and I've been using it since day one, but I hate keyframes in FCPX!!! There is nothing more annoying tha
Replacing clip while keeping clips's keyframes in place
by Daniel Fischpan 2 years ago
Is there a way to replace a clip in your timeline while applying the replaced clips keyframes to the new clip Another way of saying this is I want the replacing clip to use the old clips keyframes. I
Re: Replacing clip while keeping clips's keyframes in place
by Michael Hancock 2 years ago
No, you can't. Good feature request for Apple, though. Here's a workaround: 1. Select the clip you want to replace and Cmd+C to copy 2. Replace the clip however you want (replace from start, replace f
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todays politics and AVID/FCP/FCPX/Davinci/Premiere/Vegas and the name change of this forum
by Bob Zelin 2 years 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 2 years ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=XU3qfDtWFmk
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New Blackmagic eGPU
by Steve Connor 2 years 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 Steve Connor 2 years ago
Bob Zelin " The "fan boys" will come back and say "well - if y" Bob, would you mind NOT calling people "fan boys" it's that sort of comment that keeps people off this forum
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Such a weird glitch, but BIG impact on editing ☹ Any insight??
by Miranda Mendelson 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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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Why can't I move 2 clips?
by Xavier Paredes 2 years 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 2 years 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 years 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 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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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What is a good graphics add-on for FCPX?
by Todd Blake 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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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Re: Demystification: A Parable
by Michael Gissing 3 years ago
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Sync Drift-How It Was Fixed and Revelations!
by Tangier Clarke 3 years 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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Re: Sync Drift-How It Was Fixed and Revelations!
by Winston A. Cely 3 years 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 3 years 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 Mark Smith 3 years ago
If you can turn off knee in your picture profile , that would be best. The knee shouldn t affect moving white from 50 IRE up 2 stops but not being familiar with your camera i say this as a word of cau
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Background processes are an impediment to starting the edit
by Oliver Peters 3 years 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 Bill Davis 3 years ago
At the risk of having everyone accuse me of shouting "you're holding it wrong" - a part of the issue might be that you guys are STILL seemingly trying to use X like an old style system. Know what you
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High School Class to visit London
by Winston A. Cely 5 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 5 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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Premiere Pro CC versus FCP X
by Oliver Peters 6 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 6 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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Mask shape in Photoshop 5
by Winston A. Cely 9 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 8 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
QR Code on Video: Standard format?
by Winston A. Cely 9 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 7 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
Motion 5 "Codec Not Supported"
by Winston A. Cely 9 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 10 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 9 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 11 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 10 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 12 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 12 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 13 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 13 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
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