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fyi FCP X and pricing
by Craig Alan 5 years ago
From Apple education rep concerning yearly site licenses: 10.1 is not a new version. 10.1 is what we call a dot update i.e. 10.1, 10.2 etc. These are free. If we deployed a new version i.e. Final Cut
Re: fyi FCP X and pricing
by Ben Scott 5 years ago
if you are looking for illustrator alternative look at http: www.bohemiancoding.com sketch its really really good
Memory requirements for new noise reduction? Seem very high...
by Robert Ruffo 6 years ago
Hi all! I am wondering is there is something wrong with my system (drivers etc.) I have 5K footage going down to a 1080p timeline. When I apply the new motion-based noise reduction, I quickly run out
Re: Memory requirements for new noise reduction? Seem very high...
by Ben Scott 6 years ago
was wondering if the titan is similarly going to help out with RAW formats like .ari files how many GFX cards do you find you need for decoding and grading raw formats or is a single titan going to do
Only 16fps playback using Decklink 4K extreme in Resolve
by Jeff Brown 6 years ago
Hi There Does anyone know of a bottleneck that would cause 4K Decklink output (either HDSDI or HDMI UHD) to only get to 15 16fps Getting realtime in the GUI all the time but as soon as I turn the card
Re: Only 16fps playback using Decklink 4K extreme in Resolve
by Ben Scott 6 years ago
we had something similar last week on windows 7 fix was to right click desktop personalise change to windows 7 basic mode basically it turns off all the fancy windows 7 transparency as suggested for a
Can I 'borrow' a shot from anyone?
by Tom Vaughan-Mountford 6 years ago
Hi, I was wondering if some of you could be really benevolent. I've been an editor for almost fifteen years but have long had a fascination with grading. A few weeks ago I downloaded Resolve Lite, got
Re: Can I 'borrow' a shot from anyone?
by Ben Scott 6 years ago
try here http: johnbrawley.wordpress.com 2012 08 22 afterglow-dngs-are-out-in-the-wild
Removing Dead Pixels
by Ben Edwards 6 years ago
Hi, thanks for everybody's help so far. One on the cameras the footage was shot on has dead pixels (which show up as white spots). Its a dance pice in a theatre so the background it black. Was wonderi
Re: Removing Dead Pixels
by Ben Scott 6 years ago
have a look at boris BCC effects they have a pixelfixer
How to import Davinci Layout into EuControl?? For Avid MC Color
by Jason Osterday 6 years ago
Ive got the manuals with the button presets and the layouts and what not. But my MC Color shows nothing when Davinci is booted in the way of what those presets are. Some of the F buttons have function
Re: How to import Davinci Layout into EuControl?? For Avid MC Color
by Ben Scott 6 years ago
you cant remap it when pressing the shift keys press once, ignore the lights they dont mean anything, then press the buttons you want on the artist panel the bank buttons are used as modifier keys for
metadata in FCPX
by Ben Scott 6 years ago
more of an observation but also a bit of a potential feature shout out, let me know what you think I have been using quite a bit of CatDV recently and can see FCPX potentially getting similar tools in
Re: metadata in FCPX
by Dave Gage 6 years ago
Brett, I appreciate the offer, but take a look at this thread first- http: forums.creativecow.net thread 344 18364 David Eaks already tested and found the bug and a good workaround. Bret Williams "The
Ripple of template for long format shows
by Dave Williams 7 years ago
I have doing some long format shows where it has been easier for me to build a template of nodes for grading because I have 1300 cuts to get thru in 2 to 3 days and time is important. Each shot is pre
Re: Ripple of template for long format shows
by Ben Scott 7 years ago
Gareth would be interested how you have setup working with resolve playing out to tape we have had very little sucess with the deck control cable http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 277 22287 thanks
Validation of fields
by Ben Scott 7 years ago
I am wondering if there is a way to validate fields being input into catdv I am coming from building website forms and using validation for things like email addresses and phone numbers is it the case
Re: Validation of fields
by Rolf Howarth 7 years ago
There is some basic validation of certain user field types, eg. only accept a number, accept a date (in several common formats), or accept "identifiers: (alphanumeric characters only). This is somethi
Decklink Extreme 3D card and Resolve for playout?
by Pat Horridge 7 years ago
Ok is anyone able to do Resolve to tape playouts with the Decklink 3D Extreme card via it's 9 pin RS422 port Ours won't talk to our Sony HDCAM or the Sony HDCAM SR deck we hire in. It just doesn't see
Re: Decklink Extreme 3D card and Resolve for playout?
by Ben Scott 7 years ago
I work with Pat Its a Windows Resolve setup We are finding the deck control not perfect few frames off in Media Composer and have relied on separate com port for that Yet to get the blackmagic extreme
Resolve 9 Rendering Problem
by Nate Skeen 7 years ago
Hey all, First time user of Resolve (9 lite), first time poster, and trying to troubleshoot an issue I'm having. I just finished grading an 8 min short film and am ready to complete my roundtrip back
Re: Resolve 9 Rendering Problem
by Ben Scott 7 years ago
best to make sure avi d not open put to new 1 folder rename old on es with name if in with old avid media files then you need to delete the 2 database files in that folder
New Compound Clips in 10.0.6
by Mark Morache 7 years ago
It's curious to me the change they made in the compound clip. Now it's more like FCP7, where the compounded clip is added to your event. I often use compound clips as a way to keep my timeline clean,
Re: New Compound Clips in 10.0.6
by Ben Scott 7 years ago
thats a shame about the compound clip with duplicate and add to audition not working as it used to, that was a sweet feature is there the do it in event and then add to project workaround also I found
FCP-X - Application or Platform?
by Bill Davis 7 years ago
I get that X is fundamentally just a computer program just like any other. But given the reality of the FCP "start from scratch" approach - I found myself wondering if what we're seeing in terms of th
Re: FCP-X - Application or Platform?
by Ben Scott 7 years ago
i would like to see keyframing as suggested above colour wheels and controller integration multiple scopes customisable and recall for window layouts metadata mapping and verbatim logger tools similar
Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate
by Paul Jay 7 years ago
How long will this debate go on I think it's time to change the title on this forum to Apple Final Cut Pro X Merge this one and the 'FCPX Techniques' into ONE forum. Final Cut Pro X. Because that's wh
Re: Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate
by Ben Scott 7 years ago
"I don't think it wise to subject the nice folk on the techniques forum to the periodic rantings of Aindreas, it might prove traumatic." you never know you have him guest star on every forum, ranting
PTZR mode in V9
by andrew smith 7 years ago
Having done this in V8 previously I was always pretty much always be default changing this setting to ptzr to have individual control of keyframing each node. I am just wondering if in V9 this changes
Re: PTZR mode in V9
by Ben Scott 7 years ago
I think it would good to have some sort of big light system (bigger than that in the marks timeline) to say which mode you are currently in, its not so obvious when not using a davinci panel and can e
weird avid artist color/mc color issue
by Patrick Lewtschanyn 7 years ago
I just recently received my mc color panel and it works great in AVID and in color. When I went to use it in resolve, only some of the knobs work and the wheels and trackballs do not work. I was not h
Re: weird avid artist color/mc color issue
by Ben Scott 7 years ago
sometimes it is difficult to tell that the panel has had modifier keys pressed, its a single press then press command button needed if you aer having trouble with panel, try no panel in preferences re
FCPX Broadcast Monitoring is Dead Accurate
by John Davidson 7 years ago
Ok, weirdest thing. We have FCPX but mostly pretend it's not there. The other day we updated our AJA drivers to the FCPX compatible version. For the heck of it we opened fcpx and tested it. It's dead-
Re: FCPX Broadcast Monitoring is Dead Accurate
by Ben Scott 7 years ago
sorry people saying avid is dead on with black magic card for insert edits etc is wrong its off by 1 frame play in bitc feed off deck then try playing out its off senior tech at my work has checked it
Apple are hilarious
by Aindreas Gallagher 7 years ago
quote in this bit: http: www.postmagazine.com Press-Center Daily-News 2012 Apple-reveals-future-FCP-X-update-plans.aspx so the quote goes.. "Apple also pointed out.. that reports suggest.. that the co
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Eric Michael Cap liked this 7 years ago
Re: Apple are hilarious
by Ben Scott 7 years ago
nice to see Aindreas maintaining his top spot as snide fcpx naysayer the stats they are talking about may be true though i could easily imagine fcp7 users that never paid for the software numbering ve
10.0.4 new feature and a minor change
by Eugeny Korkhin 7 years ago
If someone is still interested in FCP X on this day, when everything has changed: Found a new "Deinterlace" checkbox in the latest update. Here is the 10.0.3: And here is 10.0.4: And a minor change no
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Mike Fitzsimmons liked this 7 years ago
Re: 10.0.4 new feature and a minor change
by Ben Scott 7 years ago
be interesting to know which method is used to deinterlace the material e.g. can it do a high quality motion adaptive deinterlace like that in compressor I would guess it might as the speed changes in
FCPX and Shake vs FCPX and Motion
by Sam Kuper 7 years ago
Here's my situation: - I'm new to Creative Cow, so please be gentle :) - I've never used FCPX, Shake, or Motion. - Having tired of running a Windows VM to do video editing, and since Snow Leopard is n
Re: FCPX and Shake vs FCPX and Motion
by Ben Scott 7 years ago
theres was a product i heard of called foolcut not sure if it works with 10.0.3 yet it does fcpx to after effects and from what I tried it did a good job of translating things to get to shake I would
Apple has to fix this ASAP
by Robert Bracken 7 years ago
Whenever I add a transition to titles it affects the video below it by making the transition full screen. I know I'm supposed to make the a compound clip but that makes my job harder when I need frame
Re: Apple has to fix this ASAP
by Ben Scott 7 years ago
found the same thing myself in fact try adding composite modes in with compound clips and you see similar mess. earlier version of fcpx was doing transitions and rendering very odd the transitions are
Finally Resolve working on Z800
by Pat Horridge 7 years ago
Finally got our new Z800 running Resilve 8.2 We'd built it to the BM config spec but had issues with the Quadro 4000 card and the lack of 280.26 driver support. We even ordered a GTX 580 3GB card as a
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Ben Scott liked this 7 years ago
Re: Finally Resolve working on Z800
by Pat Horridge 6 years ago
Sorry for the delay! My solution was to install the Quadro 4000 drivers and then install the GTX 580 drivers. I think the 580 drivers end up being the ones in use but as the GPU card is the most impor
Total Adjustment - like Adjustment Layers for FCPX
by Ben Holmes 7 years ago
Hi guys This has been around for a bit, but I just found it, in answer to a common query from a colleague new to FCPX ("where's paste attributes ") - Google led me here: http: rgbhouse.com p=74 Effect
Re: Total Adjustment - like Adjustment Layers for FCPX
by Ben Scott 7 years ago
its the only way to apply a working broadcast safe filter as I am aware, be nice if there was something similar with audio
Remaining enhancements
by Oliver Peters 8 years ago
The update has some nice features, but there are still plenty of future enhancements needed. Excluding things like the timeline paradigm (unlikely to change) or performance issues (will probably impro
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 8 years ago
Re: Remaining enhancements
by Ben Scott 8 years ago
ganging colour wheels copy paste effects that isnt useless avcintra MXF export and metadata exports for UK tapeless delivery template driven tapeless delivery e.g. clocks through templates outputs fo
Advice on organising large FCP7 project in FCPX using 7toX
by James Bayliss-Smith 8 years ago
Hi there, I was about to try out 7toX but I've just read there is a bug with PAL material so I'm awaiting the imminent update from the guys over at 7toX. Apparently it's already been submitted to the
Re: Advice on organising large FCP7 project in FCPX using 7toX
by Ben Scott 8 years ago
large projects need large amount of RAM 8gb is bare minimum, 16gb is recomended fast storage helps if you arent working proxy from my experience with 10 hours plus of footage also its probably a good
10.0.3 Not Bad.
by Neil Goodman 8 years ago
If only you could turn the angle viewer into an actual full timer viewer i might actually try something out in this thing. Neil Goodman: Editor of New Media Production - NBC Universal
Re: 10.0.3 Not Bad.
by Ben Scott 8 years ago
would be even better if that was all possible on the 2nd display
Final Cut X vs Strawman
by David Powell 8 years ago
The straw man being Final Cut 7. A lot of users on here used Final Cut 7 exclusively without having really learned what the competition had to offer. And for good reasons I'm sure. It takes time to ma
Re: Final Cut X vs Strawman
by Lance Bachelder 8 years ago
I've used all the aforementioned NLE's for pay over the years and have always been a Mac AND PC guy. I've used FCP since June 1999 (right after it was introduced at NAB), Avid since 2000, legacy Premi
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Ben Scott liked this 8 years ago
Copying Single Effects
by Brent Cook 8 years ago
There are a couple of threads on this with no definitive answer to this question. This may mean it's not possible in FCPX, but since there is no definite "yes, it's possible" or "no, it's impossible",
Re: Copying Single Effects
by Ben Scott 8 years ago
this is one of the big let downs in the software I think it will be very good when they properly implement something like aperture does, until then its not fit for purpose when copy paste effects it r
Found a new keyboard shortcut today
by Jeremy Garchow 8 years ago
Expand Audio Video for Splits. This will expand the audio in the primary that only have split edits on them. I mapped it to control-option-s, but perhaps you might like the FCPX sucks key. YMMV as the
Re: Found a new keyboard shortcut today
by Ben Scott 8 years ago
I mapped 2 and 3 to expand collapse tracks it much easier to have as a simple shortcut
Avid or Apple??
by Thomas Frank 8 years ago
This guy looks familiar no Big-screen moviemaking comes to the touchscreen with Avid Studio for iPad. We ve distilled the world s leading film-editing technology into an easy-to-use app that enables y
Re: Avid or Apple??
by Ben Scott 8 years ago
does it have the amazing paint tools from pinnacle Commotion that would be a nice feature
How many here really dislike audio tracks and the viewer?
by David Roth Weiss 8 years ago
If Randy Ubillos and his team at Apple suddenly had a change of heart, and they added both audio tracks and the FCP viewer to FCPX, how many of you would be pissed-off, how many would be pleased Pleas
Re: How many here really dislike audio tracks and the viewer?
by Ben Scott 8 years ago
not sure if tracks are needed for this, more a form of auto bussing using roles and recording live to a new connected clip or keyframe and fx control track that acts like a track with a role added to
Feature Requests for 10.0.4
by Greg Jones 8 years ago
Now that I've played around with the new version of FCPX, I have some feature requests for the next version. I've already sent these off to Apple but I thought it would be fun for everyone to chime in
Re: Feature Requests for 10.0.4
by Ben Scott 8 years ago
play range to export clips copy paste effects thats actually useful for grading or metadata e.g. like aperture has proper colour wheels in colour corrector hue curves no big project bloat keyboard co
autosave in FCPX 10.0.3
by Ben Scott 8 years ago
does anyone know if this autosave function is turned on in snow leopard wanting to update to lion as late as possible as hearing bad things about it at the moment also is there any autosave dialog box
Re: autosave in FCPX 10.0.3
by steve knattress 8 years ago
If it recorded multiple versions with dates, it could almost be Avid's attic.
Bunim/Murray chooses Avid
by John Kaley 8 years ago
http: www.thestreet.com story 11364598 1 reality-tv-leader-bunimmurray-productions-selects-avid8217s-professional-editing-and-storage-solutions.html
Re: Bunim/Murray chooses Avid
by Lance Bachelder 8 years ago
Yeah I agree - i've cut on Avid for pay and used every version they're had over the last decade but would take FCP7 any day over MC including MC6. Yeah Avid has great shared storage but the NLE blows
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Ben Scott liked this 8 years ago
Harding FPA problems
by Arran Essex 8 years ago
I have a load of animations that have failed a HardingFPA PSE test for luminance flashes, and I was hoping that some one knew a creative filter plugin for FCP that I can use to fix the errors. I've go
Re: Harding FPA problems
by Ben Scott 8 years ago
you need a report for the areas of problems with timecode then if its a red flash reduce red a luminance flash take down the contrast in the image with a colour corrector pattern effect just try reduc
Learning to love FCP X
by Dylan Haley 8 years ago
Ever since FCP X was released I have been cutting my shows on Avid MC 6 and FCP legacy versions. Initially I felt professionally abandoned by apple, but I'm starting to come around now that I'm finall
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Ben Scott liked this 8 years ago
Re: Learning to love FCP X
by Walter Soyka 8 years ago
Bill Davis "I really appreciate the time you took to tell me about this. I'm archiving your comment to return to when I have more time." You're welcome! Bill Davis "I'm trying my best to find more ti
Large projects
by Oliver Peters 8 years ago
http: fcp.co final-cut-pro news 654-so-how-fast-does-fcpx-work-with-3344-clips-and-55-terabytes-of-data Thoughts Seems like it would be less painful in the list view. But maybe not. - Oliver
Re: Large projects
by T. Payton 8 years ago
Well I didn't mean to say too many negative things about FCP X. ;) I really do like the program, in fact I think it is brilliant concept, but a poor execution at the moment. So pardon me for throwing
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Ben Scott liked this 8 years ago
New Davinvi Resolve 8.1.1!
by Neil Goodman 8 years ago
dude, what were they thinking by making this free ! I know its limited to 1080p but for 95% of my work thats fine. now i got roundtripping just like fcp7 and color but with avid, and so far it seems l
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Ben Scott liked this 8 years ago
How well is FCPX selling?
by Craig Seeman 8 years ago
FCPX ranks number 2 in top grossing revenue in the App Store behind Lion. Being the second highest grossing software behind the OS itself has to noteworthy. Given that FCPX is 10 times the price of Li
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Re: How well is FCPX selling?
by tony west 8 years ago
Interesting info. I can't say I'm surprised. I think it says a lot that it's up that high after being trashed by so many. Just imagine how good it's going to do when word of mouth spreads from people
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Ben Scott liked this 8 years ago
Anyone like the color board?
by andy lewis 8 years ago
Color was my favourite part of FCP3 and I loved the interface. The main thing I wanted from FCP8 was Color without round tripping. I've just done too many projects that needed editing changes after co
Re: Anyone like the color board?
by Michael Sacci 8 years ago
The advancement of the integrated color was one of the things I was really excited about. I understand Apple't thought behind all this stuff. It is so much better then what 3-way was. But I totally ag
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Ben Scott liked this 8 years ago
Organizing Storyline Clips into Folders
by Ethan Young 8 years ago
Anyone know of a way to organize clips already in the main storyline by placing them into topical folders (bins) In FCP7 you could drag any clip in the timeline into a bin and create little sets of re
Re: Organizing Storyline Clips into Folders
by Geoff Dills 8 years ago
You need to rethink your workflow. This is a classic case of trying to make it work like fcp7. It doesn't need fixed, nothing is broken. Using the timeline to organize your footage worked in 7 because
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Ben Scott liked this 8 years ago
Avid/FCP
by Sean Davison 8 years ago
I need to get an XDCam sourced Avid Project into FCP for A color Grade I have Automatic Duck but it didn't used to work with Non Tape based rushes Has this changed or can anyone point to any other con
Re: Avid/FCP
by Ben Scott 8 years ago
automatic duck may work well with tapeless only issue I would say is watch out with reconforming xdcam ex and probably the other xdcam, not as well implemented as other tapeless format for reconformin
HD to SD Broadcast conversion
by Andreas Lupp 8 years ago
Hi I'm working on a project that was shot in HD and need to deliver the reels and the slaves in SD for the edit. We tried using Compressor to convert the files but the client's engineers told us the q
Re: HD to SD Broadcast conversion
by Ben Scott 8 years ago
the scaling settings you are doing in compressor look right look to the last tab for what size it will output and pixel aspect ratio as all you have is scaling algorithm it will take ages though the q
Is using NTFS a bad or really bad idea
by Ben Edwards 8 years ago
Hi, I have several external drives formatted NTFS with lots of media on them. I know it is not ideal but should will it work. I am planing storing everything on one and backing up to the other. I have
Re: Is using NTFS a bad or really bad idea
by Ben Scott 8 years ago
use XFAT works on osx snow leopard and windows 7 supports over 4gb file limit of fat32 and we found copy speeds similar to hfs+
Kona 3 SD to HD upconversion question
by JD Marlow 9 years ago
Hi all, A quick question for anyone who has a lot of Kona 3 experience out there. I recently did an up-conversion from SD to HD for a documentary that was shot on a Canon XL-2. Specs for the project w
Re: Kona 3 SD to HD upconversion question
by Ben Scott 9 years ago
Are you setting fcp to sd easy setup as timeline and then doing the upconvert via the secondary output this is the way to upconvert Also watch out as there is at least a one frame delay to picture but
FCP 7 - master templates fixed aspect ratio
by Ben Scott 10 years ago
At last they have fixed the aspect ratio bug from earlier versions of the software where FCP read all master templates as 4.3 even if you had made in a 16.9 Motion composition this saves so much time
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