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Xavier Paredes

Member Since:
November 22nd 2003
104 Posts
100 posts
How to change outline color in captions
by Xavier Paredes 3 months ago
I imported a ".itt" type caption file into FCP. I would like to be able to add an outline. I don't see anywhere how to do that. Am I missing something I did find an Apple article (see link below) wher
Re: How to change outline color in captions
by Andreas Kiel 3 months ago
As Oliver said, for Closed Captions there no real options to modify appearance. To convert FCP closed captions (SCC, SRT, iTT) to Open Captions e.g. Motion titles you can use my X-Title Caption Conver
Install macOS Sierra on external drive
by Xavier Paredes 4 months ago
I need to run DVD Studio Pro to open an old project. Unfortunately DVD SP won't run on anything beyond Sierra and my Mac is now running Mojave. I read that I can install Sierra on an external drive bu
Re: Install macOS Sierra on external drive
by John Rofrano 4 months ago
Depending on how long you have been a Mac user, you can go to the App Store app and click on Purchased and then scroll down the list and most OS's you have installed in the recent past will be availab
AE CC: How to invoice the Scale dialog box?
by Xavier Paredes 8 months ago
I read elsewhere that hitting "S" and "Return" is supposed to bring up the Scale dialog box. This isn't working for me. I'm using AE CC (version 15). If you know how to bring the dialog box please let
Re: AE CC: How to invoke the Scale dialog box?
by Xavier Paredes 8 months ago
Walter, you're a genius. That worked. I had already completed the work yesterday (doing a bit more manual work) but for the sake of giving closure to this post and in case it helps someone else in the
How to change IN and OUT point from inside compound clip?
by Xavier Paredes 8 months ago
Is there a way to change the IN and OUT points (white vertical lines) while you are inside a compound clip Please see screenshot. By the way, is there a shortcut to move the play head to these IN and
Re: How to change IN and OUT point from inside compound clip?
by Robin S. Kurz 8 months ago
Jeff Kirkland "Just curious what you'd want to change that from inside the clip rather than just dragging the edit points in the timeline " Good question. How is editing the compound OUT of context m
Echo. A side effect of Hum Removal?
by Xavier Paredes 8 months ago
I hear echo whenever I turn on Hum Removal. This has been happening I think since the very first time I used the Hum Removal. It is also happening with many different video clips (not just a particula
Re: Echo. A side effect of Hum Removal?
by Xavier Paredes 8 months ago
Here's exactly what I hear: https: www.dropbox.com s s6t4ohcitk1xlsr Hum_Removal_problem.mp4 dl=0 Xavier
Hide all Used clips in all Projects
by Xavier Paredes 8 months ago
Is there a way in FCP X to hide all clips that have been used in an Event I often work with many several short videos and as I process them I'd like to get them out of view so I can focus, but most im
Re: Hide all Used clips in all Projects
by Jeremy Garchow 8 months ago
Correction, that will only show unused clips from the open Project.
How to maximize battery usage
by Xavier Paredes 10 months ago
I'm catching a plane tonight for a long flight and would like to wok while on the plane. Besides quitting all apps that I am not using, are there any other tips tricks that can help prolong my battery
Re: How to maximize battery usage
by Xavier Paredes 10 months ago
Thanks. I did not know that! Xavier
How many comps do I have selected?
by Xavier Paredes 10 months ago
I have a couple of hundred comps in an AE project. I have selected several dozens in the project panel and I need to know how many I have selected (for counting purposes). Anyone knows if AE tells you
Re: How many comps do I have selected?
by Xavier Paredes 10 months ago
I'm surprised too! It's 2018 for Christ sake haha Xavier
Expression to loop but trim last couple of frames?
by Xavier Paredes 10 months ago
I have about 200+ videos. Each needs to be looped X amount of times. I have an expression (see below) that allows me to do this and it works just fine for most videos. Unfortunately, some videos have
Re: Expression to loop but trim last couple of frames?
by Xavier Paredes 10 months ago
Uhhhh... I actually was just moving the last keyframe and it works (so long as I do this first before I extend the layer)... But I also tried (as you suggested) creating a new keyframe on the last goo
Why can't I move 2 clips?
by Xavier Paredes 10 months 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 Xavier Paredes 10 months ago
Understood but another reason why I really miss the manual save is for example if I'm testing something (an edit, an effect or transition, etc.) and FCP decides to crash midway, FCP just saved a state
Blur without going outside the mask boundary
by Xavier Paredes 11 months ago
I have to blur some text on video but I need it to not blur anything outside of the mask boundary. I tried a couple of blur effects including Gaussian but they all seem to go beyond. The reason is tha
Re: Blur without going outside the mask boundary
by Xavier Paredes 11 months ago
That worked Thank you! Xavier
Using expression to loop layer and trim Work Area?
by Xavier Paredes 12 months ago
I have about 300 short videos of varying lengths ranging from 00:00:00:07 (7 frames) to 00:00:33:02 (33 seconds and 2 frames). I have to loop most of them because they are too short. I have done some
Re: Using expression to loop layer and trim Work Area?
by Xavier Paredes 12 months ago
Forgot to ask, how would the script know where to trim the comp Would it be able to use the marker I was hoping to be able to create with the expression (please see my original post) Xavier
Never seen this before
by Xavier Paredes 3 years ago
Can someone please tell me what that thin bar above my main clip is I have no idea what I did but it suddenly appeared. How do I make it go back to how it was originally https: dl.dropboxusercontent.c
Re: Never seen this before
by Nick Toth 3 years ago
Mathieu Ghekiere "Or what is often a bit easier then double clicking on just the right height is the shortcut Control+S." Indeed!
USB 3.0 Hot Swappable JBOD
by Xavier Paredes 5 years ago
Is there such a thing as a USB 3.0 multi bay enclosure that allows you to mount unmount individual HDDs WITHOUT having to unmount the other drives or power off the unit As big bonus it should have too
Re: USB 3.0 Hot Swappable JBOD
by John Rofrano 5 years ago
Xavier Paredes "Is there such a thing as a USB 3.0 multi bay enclosure that allows you to mount unmount individual HDDs WITHOUT having to unmount the other drives or power off the unit As big bonus i
FCP X undo bug?
by Xavier Paredes 5 years ago
Second time this happens to me: I create a temporary project (just to add all my clips total run time) then undo a few times to delete it and when I quit and reopen FCP, the project I had previously d
Re: FCP X undo bug?
by Xavier Paredes 5 years ago
Thanks! I'll try that if it happens again. While I was waiting for someone to respond what I did was create a new Library and I then dragged everything except the offending item to it. Worked. I'll ke
Randomize fade-up and Fade down of individual shapes
by Xavier Paredes 5 years ago
Have a tight deadline and wondering if any good soul can point me in the right direction. I have background that with a pattern of shapes as seen here: Client wants to have each individual box (square
Two fades vertically aligned
by Xavier Paredes 5 years ago
I'm not sure if this is just a new bug after I did a clean install of Mavericks. (note: I'm still using FCP7) So here's my problem: I have a PSD lower third graphic on Video Track 1 and a video clip o
Re: Two fades vertically aligned
by Xavier Paredes 5 years ago
I'm trying to stack two FADE IN FADE OUTs. BUT, I just made a quick export and I see both fades happen in the QT file but on the sequence only the top-most layer appears to fade when I scrub or play i
Creating videos for Amazon Kindle Fire using FCP/Compressor
by Xavier Paredes 5 years ago
I've been thrown a curve ball and need your help. I have 240 short videos (each in it's own sequence in FCP 7) and my client has asked that I create videos that are compatible with the Kindle Fire. Ac
Old interlaced CRT TV preview
by Xavier Paredes 6 years ago
I have an odd question. I still create standard definition DVDs for my clients every now and then but when I do, I still like to keep in mind the good old CRT TV interlaced formats during the design p
Re: Old interlaced CRT TV preview
by Jonathan Ziegler 6 years ago
Found an article here: http: www.bogost.com games a_television_simulator.shtml and http: www.tested.com tech gaming 2982-a-link-to-the-past-how-to-add-crt-filters-to-16-bit-games-on-pc Since retro gam
Shortcut to open sequence in FCP 7
by Xavier Paredes 6 years ago
Does anyone know how to open a sequence using a keyboard shortcut in FCP7 Looked everywhere to no avail. Thanks! Xavier
Re: Shortcut to open sequence in FCP 7
by Xavier Paredes 6 years ago
Thanks Bret. It's RETURN I know that's what you meant. I've been after this for the longest time and I could swear I tried both ENTER and RETURN on top of all other kinds of key combos! Xavier
Quartz Extreme capable video card error
by Edit Orr 10 years ago
Hi All- I am working on a project in FCP and i keep getting the following message. "This system does not meet the following minimum system requirements: Final Cut Pro requires that your system have a
Re: Quartz Extreme capable video card error
by Xavier Paredes 7 years ago
I had to drop off my main workstation for repair so when I fired up an old IMac to get some work done while the other gets worked on I got this error message. As others have noted nothing has changed
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Keyboard shortcut for Trim Edit window
by Stephen Lovett 10 years ago
Hi all, I know there has got to be an easier way than going to the mouse :-) I'm cutting from long continuous takes. I can set in and out points, subclip, name the clip, set focus to the timeline, F10
Re: Keyboard shortcut for Trim Edit window
by Xavier Paredes 7 years ago
Ok so command+7 opens the 'Trim Edit' window; Is there a keyboard shortcut to close it I've got more than 500 clips to edit so I'm trying to automate things. Mousing around ain't gonna cut it. No pun!
Quick and easy sequence offset
by Xavier Paredes 9 years ago
Hello friends, I have about 200 short video clips. To each of these I have to add one title card at the beginning as well as multiple lower thirds to each clip. Adding the title cards was easy and all
Re: Quick and easy sequence offset
by Patrice Freymond 9 years ago
How about using reverse match frame Patrice
Creating DVD titles with RCE
by Xavier Paredes 9 years ago
I'm embarrassed to say that I've never heard of RCE until recently. The last time I did some research to keep up with the DVD Authoring pack I learned about ARccOS but that's a topic for a different t
Re: Creating DVD titles with RCE
by Xavier Paredes 9 years ago
Hi Michael, Thanks for you're feedback. I'm a service provider so I just wanted to know if anyone had any experience on how to author a title with RCE. I sounds like it RCE might indeed be proprietary
DVD studio Pro export
by steve wright 9 years ago
Hi everyone. I am a desperate man in need of some desperate help. This problem has been a huge headache to me for quite literally months and I am starting to go a wee bit crazy! I have DVD studio pro
Re: DVD studio Pro export
by Xavier Paredes 9 years ago
Hey Steve, did you ever solve you're problem Make sure you are using top quality stock to burn you're disc. I've used Verbatim and Maxell for many many years with 0.01% failure rate. I've also had goo
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