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Andy Mees

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... OSX and FCP guru to anyone bored enough to start me off!

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Any way to reset the User Order in Icon bin Sort?
by Scott Clements 3 years ago
Hi, I have hundreds of clips that I wish to view as icons in bins, in the order the shots are in the final movie. However, the shot numbers are not in chronological oder. If I list a temporary order i
Re: Any way to reset the User Order in Icon bin Sort?
by Andy Mees 3 years ago
You could submit this as a feature request Scott if you're so inclined... one possible implementation would be that any time you're viewing a bin in Icon View mode, regardless of the currently selecte
Once in the timeline, is there a way to change an audio's Audio Track?
by Joe Bags 3 years ago
We got some awesome rough cuts from the on set editor.... But when we re link some of the sequences it's obvious to see our timeline doesn't have the correct audio track. Everything is synced but our
Re: Once in the timeline, is there a way to change an audio's Audio Track?
by Andy Mees 3 years ago
Hey Joe Yes, check the track patching area in your timeline window... far left of the timeline... source patch on the left of the track lock icon (the padlock), target patch on the right. https: helpx
No audible audio even though I see it playing in the timeline of premiere cc 2015. Nothing is muted, the speakers work fine. Thanks!
by Milla Spivey 3 years ago
Hi, none of my projects are playing the audio, at least I can't hear it through the speakers, even though I see the audio playing in the timeline. The speakers work fine. One one of my projects, I did
Re: No audible audio even though I see it playing in the timeline of premiere cc 2015. Nothing is muted, the speakers work fine. Thanks!
by Andy Mees 3 years ago
Mac or PC, Milla Either way check your Audio Hardware preference settings and maybe post a screenshot. Should help the folks here to assist with the problem. If you're running Premiere under Windows t
CC 2015 - No Analogue VO!?
by Matt Anderson 3 years ago
I've been battling this issue for over a week now. I currently have Premiere CC 2015 set up on a Mac Pro with AJA (updated to latest firmware) capture card. I have been attempting to record VO through
Re: CC 2015 - No Analogue VO!?
by Andy Mees 3 years ago
I don't have an AJA card box Matt, so I don't know what your input options are, but you might want to make sure that you're not inadvertently feeding Mic level audio into a port expecting a Line level
"Error compiling movie" during render or export, any ideas?
by Steve Schmeltzer 3 years ago
Im using Premiere Pro CC 2014. Every time I try to export my sequence I get "Error compiling movie". The files are MXF files that were exported from davinci resolve. I tried to narrow down a problem c
Re: "Error compiling movie" during render or export, any ideas?
by Andy Mees 3 years ago
I've had the unexpected "Error compiling movie" error occur once or twice on a couple of projects ... when it happened it was always during a direct export from PPro. I'm afraid I don't have the solut
Master Exports
by Oscar Gotti 3 years ago
Hello, I am a Mac user, and I was just wondering what the best codec for exporting Master exports was Apple Pro Res or H.264 (.mov) How easy is it for PC users to use Apple Pro Res, as opposed to H.26
Re: Master Exports
by Andy Mees 3 years ago
Oscar Gotti "Is it okay to just have a stereo mix in cases where there is no VO or COMMS " Hey Oscar Yes, absolutely. No point in keeping duplicate audio stems on your master. Cheers Andy
Panoramic effect on FCP
by jason gomez 4 years ago
Hi, I would like to mimic an effect that the Quicktime player (version 10.4 (833.1)) offers when in fullscreen mode. On the buttons, left of the 'upload' button, their is a panoramic feature that stre
Re: Panoramic effect on FCP
by Andy Mees 4 years ago
Hey Jason If you want, you're welcome to have a try with my "Elastic Aspect" plugin ... you'll need to download and install the old FxScript version. For anyone that might need them, all my old FCP cl
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4 channel mono export, 16 bit
by Andy Mees 6 years ago
HI All I wanted to force FCP X to my will today ... but failed. I'm hoping one of you guys or gals might be able to show me the way. Basically I needed to quickly export an SD video to (optical) XDCAM
Re: 4 channel mono export, 16 bit
by Andy Mees 5 years ago
If I remember correctly, Quicktime Player 7 does not recognise discreet audio channels ... it sees only stereo pairs ... when it encounters a discreet audio channel, the player will simply it as a cen
DVCPRO HD .mov to DV NTSC .avi
by Eric Reinig 5 years ago
Hi to all, I have several one hour DVCPRO HD 720 60P .mov from FCP6 that I need to transcode to DV NTSC .avi for use in Japan. The next editor is using Edius which I believe is native avi. I have trie
Re: DVCPRO HD .mov to DV NTSC .avi
by Andy Mees 5 years ago
Hey Eric First off I can't help but ask, have you specifically been asked to down-convert and transcode these files .. and specifically to AVI wrapped DV ... or are you jut trying to do the right thin
How to blur or censor multiple faces or images
by David Kirlew 5 years ago
I have a client who requested me to blur multiple moving shifting background images on one clip. I know can use censor and or shapes to create the keyframes for one image but I am having difficulty tr
Re: How to blur or censor multiple faces or images
by Andy Mees 5 years ago
Lots of free plugins for FCP X that will allow you to add isolated blurs to an image. Alex Gollner offers a bunch here: http: blog.alex4d.com 2012 02 12 blurs-7-free-fcpx-effects If you have FxFactory
ADVICE needed - FCPX projects --> FCP7 workflow (not X27)
by shawn convey 5 years ago
Hey all, I need some sage advice. I have been working on a huge project for over a year now on location in Bosnia. All footage has been shot on the 5D mrk3 and c300 cameras. My FCPX Workflow While on
Re: ADVICE needed - FCPX projects --> FCP7 workflow (not X27)
by Andy Mees 5 years ago
Hey Shawn Yep, Jeremy has it. You've already done all the hard work, creating annotated compound clips that represent your "reels", you now just need to pass that in a form thats easy for your editor
Speaking of new codecs...
by David Lawrence 5 years ago
Looking forward to this: http: www.eoshd.com content 11534 new-h-265-codec-test-prores-4444-quality-1-file-size _______________________ David Lawrence art media design research propaganda.com publicma
Re: Speaking of new codecs...
by Andy Mees 5 years ago
Bear in mind that in large part that blog's info seems to be derived directly from the sales pitch on the website of the company (CineMartin) who are selling the Cinec encoding software ... theres an
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how to get rid of mobile phone "dit dit dit" in audio on FCPx
by anita sancha 5 years ago
Hi... I can't get rid of a clip I need ....I have to keep it !!!. unfortunately someones mobile is doing the di di da da ( not ringing ) but the searching sound, but its along with someone talking.. i
Re: how to get rid of mobile phone "dit dit dit" in audio on FCPx
by Andy Mees 5 years ago
You might want to give Adobe Audition a try ... they have their advanced spectral noise reduction tools, perhaps not as good as iZotopeRx, but not bad ... the "Learn Sound Model" feature might make li
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XDCAM Transfer
by Dean Longfield 5 years ago
Hi, I shot a project for a client that requested I shoot in, "HDV." I shot the project using my EX1R in 1440 x 1080 60i. I then imported the footage through XDCAM Transfer. However I never imported th
Re: XDCAM Transfer
by Andy Mees 5 years ago
Thanks for the quick reply Ian, thats excellent news! Best Andy
Creative Cloud
by Jeremy Garchow 5 years ago
Today, I received the first set of design files from other artists (by way of producer), that originated in Creative Cloud. I guess the world, or at least the little world that affects my distant and
Re: Creative Cloud
by Andy Mees 5 years ago
Enough of your heretical Edius nonsense Dominic! ;-)
New FCPX confirmed for December
by Mark Dobson 5 years ago
This is from the updated Mac Pro information on the Apple website for those that have not seen it. Final Cut Pro X. Now optimized for Mac Pro. The new version of Final Cut Pro X (coming in December) h
Re: New FCPX confirmed for December
by Andy Mees 5 years ago
Oliver Peters "By that measurement, I can simply blow-up a 1080 shot to about 125% and get away with it ;-)" With HD pix I can routinely punch in up to 150% and get away with it (with a bit of sharpe
Interesting email
by Bret Williams 5 years ago
Got this from color grading central just now: Bret, A professional editing and grading feature is missing in Final Cut Pro X. Yet it is standard in AVID Media Composer, Adobe After Effects & Adobe Pre
Re: Interesting email
by Andy Mees 5 years ago
He was courting FxPlug developers (on the Apple Pro Apps Dev list) a few months ago .. sounds like it's been fruitful.
Is Preference Manager Hinting at Changes in FCP X?
by Gerry Fraiberg 5 years ago
I just downloaded the latest version of Preference Manager, and there is a setting for Window Layouts. I don't remember if this was in the previous version. Is this setting the stage for customizable
Re: Is Preference Manager Hinting at Changes in FCP X?
by Marcus Moore 5 years ago
DOES it.... ! Mwahahahaha! (yeah, it does)
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FCPX export timeline to XDCAM disc via firewire
by Dave Groenier 5 years ago
Could someone please tell me what I need to do this Content Browser seems utterly useless. And I can't tell from Sony's ultra vague descriptions of their apps what other plugs or software I might need
Re: FCPX export timeline to XDCAM disc via firewire
by Andy Mees 5 years ago
Where do I tell Content Browser Exporter to do the mov to mxf conversion When your file has exported from FCP X, and when you have told FCP X in the Master File dialog to "Open with" Content Browser
Title/Action Safe grid color change?
by Jacqueline Nauman 6 years ago
Call me blind, but the yellow lines of the title safe grid is impossible to see on my video since my background is almost white. Have they made a way to change this I have to push my face to the scree
Re: Title/Action Safe grid color change?
by Andy Mees 6 years ago
Don't know if you're an FxFactory plugin user Jacquie, but if you are then I've got a free Safe Guides generator plugin that you could use. http: andymees.wordpress.com safe-guides Cheers Andy
I'm not understanding the behavior of some GoPro clips in FCPX
by Fredy Schwerdtner 6 years ago
Hi Guys .... long time don't come here .... I was missing. Well, I'm in the middle of a job with so many questions but the first one is if someone ever experienced importing some GoPro footage so weir
Re: I'm not understanding the behavior of some GoPro clips in FCPX
by Andy Mees 6 years ago
Hey Fredy The format of the SD Card in the GoPro is FAT32 ... which limits file sizes to a maximum 4GB. When you record a for a long time then the resulting clip's file size would exceed that limit, s
OT: Adobe raising our costs by 600%
by Chris Jacek 6 years ago
I wanted to raise an issue regarding educational pricing for my institution. We are a small department, with a CLP license agreement for multiple seats of Production Premium. This year, I converted my
Re: OT: Adobe raising our costs by 600%
by Andy Mees 6 years ago
Craig Seeman "There's Lightworks, costs nothing now. ... " Yeah, it kinda costs nothing, at least theres a "costs nothing" option which may work in a educational environment, but for any kind so call
Lightworks coming to the Mac
by Oliver Peters 6 years ago
Looks like a fun NAB. From a just-released EditShare press release: Lightworks 11.2 At NAB 2013, EditShare will be previewing the new Mac OS X version of Lightworks. In addition to the Windows and Lin
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Re: Lightworks coming to the Mac
by Andy Mees 6 years ago
Lots of good info on their website Jeremy. http: www.lwks.com index.php option=com_content&view=article&id=24&Itemid=179 Re Mac ... until they go into public beta then we can only guess on the require
Converting 1080 60i to 1080 50i
by Ian Liuzzi-Fedun 8 years ago
For distribution in Europe (to TV stations - not DVD) I need to convert my film to 1080 50i. I have looked at a variety of options and I would like your opinion. Is the next best thing down from a Ter
Re: Converting 1080 60i to 1080 50i
by Andy Mees 6 years ago
Hi Andy I can't say I've ever explicitly used Edius for standards conversion, but I do use it pretty much daily for editing, and routinely throw all manner of source footage at it including mixed fram
Export audio with SMPTE timecode with XDCAM browser?
by Dan Curl 6 years ago
Good afternoon, friends: I have several hours of footage shot on a Sony EX3 I need transcribed. Is there any way I can export audio-only files (.mp3, etc.) with the SMPTE timecode to give to a transcr
Re: Export audio with SMPTE timecode with XDCAM browser?
by Andy Mees 6 years ago
Hey Dan Maybe try something like this : http: www.videotoolshed.com product 57 tc-to-mp3 or http: www.videotoolshed.com product 59 maketranscriberfiles Cheers Andy
xdcam 50fps import to fcp sound sync problems
by rich tru 8 years ago
HI I shot on canon f35 on CF cards - In XDCAM transfer I see all my shots running on the timeline in sync, everything is perfect 50 mbs and 50fps. When I send to FCP 7 and drag the clip onto the timel
Re: xdcam 50fps import to fcp sound sync problems
by Andy Mees 6 years ago
Hey Thierry You say "exact same issue" ... can you confirm then that you are trying to import Canon XF305 (or similar) MXF media using Sony XDCAM Transfer software If so then that is likely the issue.
Best Workflow for Sony F3 footage (native MXF files) and Davinci Resolve
by Michael Pierre 6 years ago
I was surprised to learn that Sony F3 MXF files are not natively supported by Davinci Resolve - am I mistaken A couple years ago there was a stand alone program called XDCAM Transfer that enabled enco
Re: Best Workflow for Sony F3 footage (native MXF files) and Davinci Resolve
by Andy Mees 6 years ago
I was surprised to learn that Sony F3 MXF files are not natively supported by Davinci Resolve - am I mistaken No, I believe that is correct, you'll need to rewrap the files as QT ... this is not a tr
Which XDCAM clip browswer and how to get it to work?
by delaney ruston 6 years ago
Hi, I have a Macbook Air and don't have FCP on it. I have a sony ex1, new to me. I am going into the field to shoot for a week and want to use XDCAM clip browswer, I have 2.1 version but when i tried
Re: Which XDCAM clip browswer and how to get it to work?
by Andy Mees 6 years ago
Ah well Rafa .. just because it exists doesn't mean its as good as the sum of its parts, I'm still very partial to XDCAM Transfer myself, but I thought it was worth throwing into the mix. :) Cheers An
New link for Andy's Region Blur?
by Jack Lewis 7 years ago
Hi all, I was looking around for a way to blur out multiple faces in a scene and it seems Andy's region blur is the way to go. However, every link I'm finding is for a mobile me site that is now close
Re: New link for Andy's Region Blur?
by Andy Mees 7 years ago
Just changed the name to get rid of the annoying apostrophe in the link http: dl.dropbox.com u 59082689 andysplugins.zip
MacBook Pro with a Retina display ... is that a young persons thing?
by Andy Mees 7 years ago
Alright, I'm going to have to throw myself on the mercy of the COW here and just ask why it is that I should be excited by ultra high resolution 15" displays I'm serious. As the disgruntled owner of r
Re: MacBook Pro with a Retina display ... is that a young persons thing?
by Andy Mees 7 years ago
Bill Davis "... by mounting those dirt cheap plastic fresnel sheet magnifiers on a nice brushed aluminum pole with a cheap articulated arm so that we can "swing in" a magnifier at will to take full a
Ultrastudio Pro audio metering
by Andy Mees 7 years ago
Hi Guys I tried to elicit some BMD info via Twitter , but to no avail ... shoulda come to the COW first I guess :) Very simply, I'm looking at the UltraStudio Pro as a possible I O unit for a new suit
Re: Ultrastudio Pro audio metering
by Doug Beal 7 years ago
Hello Andy I have no info about the question you are asking but perhaps I could share our evolving metering concerns in North America. More programs will require a different approach than in the past
Suggestions needed re compatible (compressed HD) codec for use between EDIUS & Resolve Lite (Windows)
by Andy Mees 7 years ago
Hi All Finally seem to have wrangled a new PC for one of our EDIUS suites (not the greatest system ever built but it'll do for a stop gap - has a GTX560 for CUDA and a Quadro FX1500 for the GUI) ... a
Re: Suggestions needed re compatible (compressed HD) codec for use between EDIUS & Resolve Lite (Windows)
by David Harry 7 years ago
Hi Andy. I think you are going to be a little stuck until either the next resolve or Edius 6.5 Either may have the necessary direct cross platform codecs to work off an EDL and not have to use a trans
Apple engineers versus an editor's ability to set persistent in to out points in their footage.
by Aindreas Gallagher 7 years ago
Phillip Hodgetts wrote a piece echoing some of Larry Jordan's NAB takeaway - from Apple's near, but not quite at, NAB hotel suite sessions. http: www.philiphodgetts.com 2012 04 some-final-cut-pro-x-da
Re: Apple engineers versus an editor's ability to set persistent in to out points in their footage.
by Andy Mees 7 years ago
Hey Jeremy When you review your favourite, are you able to refine it easily... does I, O, F still work on (within) an extant favourite Cheers Andy
Encoding mts in adobe media encoder
by Shawn Speller 7 years ago
Ok I have found out media encoder converts those dreaded stand alone mts files great news. So the footage coming into encoder is avchd 1440x1080, they are big clips averaging 20mins each.So my questio
Re: Encoding mts in adobe media encoder
by Andy Mees 7 years ago
If you are planning on editing in FCP 6 then your best bet is to convert to ProRes, try to avoid H.264 as FCP 6 doesn't handle that format at all well.
.GXF for Fox Networks
by Eric Weiner 7 years ago
For the first time we are going to be delivering a 30 second spot to fox networks. We got the specs, and it is one we have never heard of before. They want the file as an MPEG2 HD stream, within a GXF
Re: .GXF for Fox Networks
by Andy Mees 7 years ago
Hey Eric Do you have a PC or Windows machine available A possible workaround for a one off conversion would be to download and install the Grass Valley EDIUS trial (onto a PC, or a Mac with a Bootcamp
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New PDZK-LT2 plugin for FCPX; XDCAM Browser 2.1 + 3.0 Preview
by Ian Cook 7 years ago
The new Import From Camera plugin for FCP X will be on the US XDCAM site within the next couple days. Model name is PDZK-LT2 and it requires FCP 10.0.4. LT2 is a background add-on (no separate tool or
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Re: New PDZK-LT2 plugin for FCPX; XDCAM Browser 2.1 + 3.0 Preview
by Andy Mees 7 years ago
LT2 and XDB2.1 is available here Kevin : http: support.sonybiz.ca esupport Navigation.do filetype=Software
Offline to Online with XDCAM footage
by Marcus Carter 7 years ago
G'day Folks, Please could some bright person help me out here Here is the problem: Footage shot on XDCAM for a series. Footage captured at low-rez, as there is a LOT of footage! Offline then completed
Re: Offline to Online with XDCAM footage
by Andy Mees 7 years ago
Hi Marcus Why not just finish the offline online procedure the traditional way ie create an offline cut using Media Manager then recapture from the original source (using a deck and I O device) at hig
Confusion in creating timeline...
by vineet das 7 years ago
Hi there My producer give me footages of various varieties like hd sd which have different frame sizes & captured through various codecs. I generally have to create a film from a mixed variety of foot
Re: Confusion in creating timeline...
by Andy Mees 7 years ago
To reduce your rendering needs, try to work in the format which best matches the majority of your footage. That said, you'll almost certainly want to make sure that your choose working format is an na
FCPX updates mention future XDCAM EX Plugin for native import
by Craig Seeman 7 years ago
Apple FCPX Update At bottom of page Camera Import SDK Camera manufacturers can use the Camera Import SDK to write plug-ins for importing media from a wide range of cameras. For example, Sony is updati
Re: very brief update regarding FCPX
by Andy Mees 7 years ago
Thanks Ian.
Transfer of SxS material using SBAC-US10 to Mac incredibly slow... why?
by Andrew Painten 7 years ago
Hi I use an SBAC-US10 SxS card reader to transfer material to my Mac. Sometimes as iMac, sometimes a MacBook Pro. I've tried going straight into the computer and plugging into an external hard drive.
Re: Transfer of SxS material using SBAC-US10 to Mac incredibly slow... why?
by Andy Mees 7 years ago
Try reinstalling your driver driver software .... see this thread: http: forums.creativecow.net thread 142 876998
Is a capture and playback device a passthrough or a pitstop?
by Frank Black 7 years ago
Hi guys, Some of you already know that I'm researching the depths of what a capture and playback device does WHAT but that I'm looking for "precise" answers in a language a 2nd grader -- me! -- would
Re: Is a capture and playback device a passthrough or a pitstop?
by Andy Mees 7 years ago
I had a stab at your question here Val http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 132 861154
how to fit resolve to a 15inch mac book pro screen?
by prathvish hegde 7 years ago
hi has anybody tried to fit resolve software to a 15inch macbook pro the command $ defaults write -g AppleDisplayScaleFactor 0.75 used to work with osx leopard but doesn't seem to work with osx lion.
Re: how to fit resolve to a 15inch mac book pro screen?
by Andy Mees 7 years ago
Bugger ... me too.
Best way to add dip to white transitions in interview without affecting the audio?
by Benjamin Reichman 7 years ago
I'm trying to sort through the threads here on this subject, but I'm under some deadline pressure and am trying to make sure I understand what's best. So, in a long interview without b roll, I need to
Re: Best way to add dip to white transitions in interview without affecting the audio?
by Benjamin Reichman 7 years ago
Thank you all for the tips! Once I double-clicked to expand the audio and turned off the "Full Overlap" setting, all was well.
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Can anyone explain ColorSync & Color Correction
by Oded Helman 8 years ago
I know this is probably kind of a newbie question, but I'm in Film School and they don't really teach us Online editing there, so I'm trying to learn everything I can for when I edit. Now I know that
Re: Can anyone explain ColorSync & Color Correction
by Oded Helman 8 years ago
Thanks Andy, that was what I was looking for
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Does DaVinci Resolve for Mac require a control surface?
by Mike Schmitt 9 years ago
First of all, it has been a long time since an announcement at NAB got me excited like I am about the impending release of DaVinci Resolve for Mac! From what I am reading, we don't have a clear idea o
Re: Does DaVinci Resolve for Mac require a control surface?
by Andy Mees 8 years ago
Last I heard, JL Cooper Eclipse support was in the pipeline ... but MC Color, not so much.
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