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Is there a way to see items outside/overhanging the edges of the viewer?
by Tim Vining 2 days ago
Is there a way to see items dragged outside or overhanging the borders of the viewer I'm moving part of an image "offscreen" but I'd like to see the part that is offscreen while I am working with it.
Re: Is there a way to see items outside/overhanging the edges of the viewer?
by Bret Williams 2 days ago
Motion has this feature but FCPX does not unfortunately. _______________________________________________________________________ http: BretFX.com FCPX Plugins & Templates for Editors & Motion Graphics
12 TB Hard Drive
by David Mathis 3 days ago
What you see is not a typo. There is not a missing decimal point. https: www.wdc.com about-wd newsroom press-room 2017-09-12-western-digital-ships-12tb-wd-gold-hard-drives-to-meet-growing-capacity-req
Re: 12 TB Hard Drive
by Bret Williams 3 days ago
I d put it in my TiVo! :) _______________________________________________________________________ http: BretFX.com FCPX Plugins & Templates for Editors & Motion Graphics Artists
Can't drag clips to timeline in FCPX 10.3.4.
by Zeno Groenewegen 4 days ago
I just upgraded to FCPX 10.3.4. Now i want do drag a clip or audiofile to my project timeline but this does not work. When i drag the clip to the timeline i get a warning sign symbol. A prohibiting si
Re: Can't drag clips to timeline in FCPX 10.3.4.
by Bret Williams 4 days ago
Do you have a timeline open _______________________________________________________________________ http: BretFX.com FCPX Plugins & Templates for Editors & Motion Graphics Artists
Sony a7sii files ... need to convert to ProRes for FCPX?
by dallas kruse 1 week ago
I just gave up my 5D for a Sony a7sii. The files are AVC (Standard Sony) .mp4 files. What i used to do with my Canon was copy the footage onto my work drive, then convert with Apple Compressor to Appl
Re: Sony a7sii files ... need to convert to ProRes for FCPX?
by Bret Williams 1 week ago
Even with the folder tree in place, try just dragging the files to the browser event or keyword collection. _______________________________________________________________________ http: BretFX.com FCP
FCP 10.3.4 Audio Edits Will Be Lost
by Sherril Schlesinger 2 weeks ago
Hi All, I am helping out on a doc that's gone through too many editors and assistants to count and am trying to figure out some of their sound issues. It seems that one of the previous editors assigne
Re: FCP 10.3.4 Audio Edits Will Be Lost
by Bret Williams 2 weeks ago
I read the error message as edits meaning changes to the roles components, not edits to the temporal clips like trims and such. If you ve added roles to the guts of compounds and now youre breaking ap
best option for keying moving animal ?
by Larry Watts 3 weeks ago
I shot footage of a bear walking in a grassy area and want to key in a snowy background. What options do I have THX Larry
Re: best option for keying moving animal ?
by Bret Williams 3 weeks ago
Ha! Don t know if that s sarcasm, but sure seems like a better option than roto! _______________________________________________________________________ http: BretFX.com FCPX Plugins & Templates for E
OT: How do you present work-in-progress?
by Walter Soyka 4 weeks ago
A rather broad question, but how do you present your WIPs to clients or stakeholders What do you hope to get out of a review What level of roughness or polish do you aim to provide early on How much d
Re: OT: How do you present work-in-progress?
by Bret Williams 3 weeks ago
+1 But you just replied to Michael, not Bill. _______________________________________________________________________ http: BretFX.com FCPX Plugins & Templates for Editors & Motion Graphics Artists
1080p to 1080i & maintain framerate?
by Up Productions 4 weeks ago
Hello, I just shot a video at 1080p at 59.94, 422. But I need to convert it to 1080i maintaining the same framerate. I've been fiddling with FCPX but when I try to change the project settings, the fra
Re: 1080p to 1080i & maintain framerate?
by Bret Williams 4 weeks ago
There is no such frame rate. 1080i is 29.97 FPS, and 60 fields per second. 59.94i and 29.97i are the same thing. Some programs are referring to the fields per second and some are referring to the fram
Background processes are an impediment to starting the edit
by Oliver Peters 4 weeks 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 Bret Williams 4 weeks ago
I ve never really noticed an issue. Are you displaying waveforms in the event Are you displaying filmstrips I only show a thumbnail, no waveform. If I need to use the waveform on music or something, I
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Work flow with multicam, color correction and audio editing
by Claude Lyneis 1 month ago
I am working on a multicam edit of an interview with two cameras and two lavs. It is clear that the exposure levels of the two cameras were not well matched so at some point the lift, gamma and gain w
Re: Work flow with multicam, color correction and audio editing
by Bret Williams 1 month ago
The important part was the warning that it doesn't ripple down to the timeline. :P _______________________________________________________________________ http: BretFX.com FCPX Plugins & Templates for
Final Cut Pro timeline selection
by Dale Johnson 1 month ago
In fcp7 pressing the letter T four times would select all in the timeline from the point of your cursor on. Can we do the same in fcpx
Re: Final Cut Pro timeline selection
by Bret Williams 1 month ago
We don't have the T tool anymore. So you're faced with a couple options... Zooming all the way out (shift z) and selecting with the standard FCP macOS marquee, shift and cmd click methods. Unlike FCP
Sure hope this place stays relevant...
by Bill Davis 1 month ago
Trying to keep stopping by here, but IBC is Rocking in Amsterdam and I'm in threads with 100s of posts debating and talking about FCP X elsewhere - and it's comparative crickets here. That's kinda sad
Re: Sure hope this place stays relevant...
by Bret Williams 1 month ago
I tend to think that FB is part of the issue. Or twitter or wherever. It's simply a better engine and interface for all this sort of thing. A one stop shop for all your groups, politics, fake news, fr
'Sky Sports' Split Transition
by Gary Rodger 1 month ago
Hello everyone, Wondered if anyone could help with this newbie query; is there a built-in transition or plug-in which would allow me to replicate the center divide movement as seen in this clip: https
Re: 'Sky Sports' Split Transition
by Bret Williams 1 month ago
Ditto. Use them all the time. _______________________________________________________________________ http: BretFX.com FCP X Plugins & Templates for Editors & Motion Graphics Artists
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Simple keyframing
by Tom Sefton 2 months ago
Good god, how frustrating is key framing in FCPX. Just simple audio fade in and outs, leave the playhead at the precise point you want it, click to add a keyframe, and it jumps 3 seconds down the file
Re: Simple keyframing
by Bret Williams 2 months ago
Why aren't you using the fade handles or the hot keys to apply fade handles KEy framing fades seems rather laborious, plus adjusting later isn't as simple. ____________________________________________
simple tracking: still image over moving video
by Richard Potter 2 months ago
Hi all - I need to accomplish a simple effect. I have a 5 second over-the-shoulder shot of an actor looking toward the horizon. We see the back of her head and the sky that she's viewing. I need to pl
Re: simple tracking: still image over moving video
by Bret Williams 2 months ago
Now add some random camera wiggle back in to help sell it. _______________________________________________________________________ http: BretFX.com FCP X Plugins & Templates for Editors & Motion Graph
Somewhat OT: Why Adobe Can't be Stopped
by Jason Watson 4 months ago
Without intending to get into the merits demerits of Adobe CC, I noticed a couple of interesting posts on Seeking Alpha right around when Adobe released its Q2 2017 financials: Why Adobe Can't be Stop
Re: Somewhat OT: Why Adobe Can't be Stopped
by Bret Williams 4 months ago
Why can't anyone find people to work with Premiere So many openings! Sad. It can't be that bad to work with. Geez. _______________________________________________________________________ http: BretFX.
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Looking for documentation on title templates affecting the frame.
by Tangier Clarke 4 months ago
A lot of title plugins like chat or texting messaging plugins push the frame in FCP X upward; additively if you add more than one and require them to be grouped in a compound clip to sit nicely on the
Re: Looking for documentation on title templates affecting the frame.
by Bret Williams 4 months ago
I've built one recently if you'd like a copy to test for me. _______________________________________________________________________ http: BretFX.com FCP X Plugins & Templates for Editors & Motion Gra
Dangerous forest or enchanted meadow?
by Simon Ubsdell 4 months ago
It's been fascinating to read all your comments on the bricklaying threads, but one thing has very much stood out for me. From what I have seen, there are editors who approach the timeline with extrem
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Re: Dangerous forest or enchanted meadow?
by Bret Williams 4 months ago
Agreed. Luckily I started in numerous collaborative environments, and even early freelance years were still collaborative. Still get a taste here and there. ___________________________________________
Sharing Motion Templates
by David Mathis 4 months ago
I have a rather basic question. I like to create my own Motion templates and would like to share them with others. I was wondering if their is a way when they download the file the template automatica
Re: Sharing Motion Templates
by Bret Williams 4 months ago
To do what you really want requires a installer package. For commercial purposes you'd need a paid Apple Developer account with access to package maker and some training. Another option is the package
Trying to enter in RGB or Hex values inside of a Replicator / Cell Controls / Color Gradient and I am going nuts!
by Jiggy Gaton 5 months ago
Can someone help me get the exact RGB value inside of that control I can't be dragging an eyedropper around till I find the right RGB. And then you have the option of entering in the % of RGB which ma
Re: Trying to enter in RGB or Hex values inside of a Replicator / Cell Controls / Color Gradient and I am going nuts!
by Bret Williams 5 months ago
Awesome _______________________________________________________________________ http: BretFX.com FCP X Plugins & Templates for Editors & Motion Graphics Artists
Still can't export with transparent background
by Kay Ghey 6 months ago
Hi guys, I'm a long time lurker but have finally achieved a level of frustration that's driven me to creating an account. I'm spent hours today scouring the internet for some new solution to exporting
Re: Still can't export with transparent background
by Bret Williams 5 months ago
Have you tried it with the premultiply box off That would be the preferred setting. That would be a straight alpha matte. Also check your project settings in Motion. Isn't there a setting in there to
Final Cut Pro X + AfterEffects or Motion5?
by Richi Chillt 6 months ago
Hi friends, as a newbie in video production and Final Cut Pro X user, I'm wondering if I should learn After Effects or Motion5 as my special effects software. 1. I cannot assess, if Motion5 is as powe
Re: Final Cut Pro X + AfterEffects or Motion5?
by William Davis 6 months ago
I'm with Bret. The short answer for me would be "both." AE is the industry standard for motion graphics, so knowing it can only be a good thing, and with Motion's deep integration with FCPX and its $4
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100% opaque layer is still not quite opaque
by Brian Dunning 7 months ago
I have a number of layers that consist of simple JPG images. The only processing filters applied to them are cropping. They are all set to 100% opaque, Normal blend mode. Yet wherever they overlap in
Re: 100% opaque layer is still not quite opaque
by Bret Williams 6 months ago
It looks like they're more transparent the farther away they are. Foreground ones look solid. Are they fading in as they come forward or is it a camera issue __________________________________________
Scrolling Credits using a Drop Zone?
by Chad Greene 6 months ago
I thought it would be cool to create a Motion Generator with a drop zone that automatically scrolls my show's credit png based on the length of the generator. Just save the PNG out of Illustrator, dro
Re: Scrolling Credits using a Drop Zone?
by Bret Williams 6 months ago
In fact, this sounds like a challenge for Anatoly oner on the FB Motion forum. He loves proving stuff is possible. _______________________________________________________________________ http: BretFX.
Footage becoming interlaced in FCP 7
by Gabriel Rougeau 1 year ago
Hello, this may be the wrong sub-forum, but it's been awhile since I posted here. I have a Sony NEX VG10 camcorder, and I've been told that this camera only films in progressive, so I figured that it
Re: Footage becoming interlaced in FCP 7
by Bret Williams 1 year ago
But what frame rate did you shoot at 24M is a data rate setting, which can be used with 60i, 50i, or 24p. _______________________________________________________________________ http: BretFX.com Plugi
News: Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
by Cow News Droid 1 year ago
Plug-in leader Boris FX acquires Sapphire tools and team to become the powerhouse in post-production software industry (Boston, MA--September 9, 2016) Boris FX , the leader in integrated VFX and workf
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Re: News: Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
by Bret Williams 1 year ago
Could it be that both seem ridiculously overpriced in a market where there's been a groundswell of inexpensive and free plugins produced by small companies and individuals with nothing but a $50 copy
News: Adobe Unveils Sweeping Feature and Performance Updates to Adobe Creative Cloud Applications at IBC 2016
by Cow News Droid 1 year ago
Virtual Reality, Character Animation, Advanced Collaboration, and 3D Innovations across After Effects, Premiere Pro, and more (San Jose, CA--September 6, 2016) Adobe today revealed a series of innovat
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Re: News: Adobe Unveils Sweeping Feature and Performance Updates to Adobe Creative Cloud Applications at IBC 2016
by Bret Williams 1 year ago
Ever since Adobe added text publishing to AE ( bringing its publishing up to par with Motion 4 and FCP 7 combo) I figured they were right on the cusp of assaulting the only solid advantage The Motion
drop-down "bungee" effect using motion
by Yohanan Braunschvig 1 year ago
hi, Noob to motion, trying to find out how to make an object or group of objects to drop down and bounce back as if strung on a cord or a rope. would love a pointer to relevant behaviors or parameters
Re: drop-down "bungee" effect using motion
by Deyson Ortiz 1 year ago
Hello and good day Yohanan. I have a template similar to what I think you are looking for just in case you did not want to create it from scratch: https: motion-master-templates.com leaflet-theme-pack
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I've lost my head
by Bret Williams 1 year ago
A year or more ago I clicked on my head and said "remove my head from forum" or something like that. It was reminding me of just how addicted I was. Well, the first step is admitting you have a proble
Re: I've lost my head
by Bret Williams 1 year ago
Sounds good. Guess I'll have to up my postings to get my head back up though. 18th poster of all time just ain't good enough. :P
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Auto-renewable subscriptions coming soon to all categories on Apple's App Store
by Walter Soyka 1 year ago
"Starting this fall, apps in all categories on the App Store will be eligible to offer in-app purchases for auto-renewable subscriptions to services or content. Users enjoy the reliability that comes
Re: Auto-renewable subscriptions coming soon to all categories on Apple's App Store
by Bill Davis 1 year ago
Walter Soyka "s software development to be different than episodic content development " As I've long argued, I have little quarrel with a pure subscription model where the consumer pays for access t
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After Effects Fake Camera Pan Around Subject?
by Tyler Ammons 2 years ago
So I have two different videos of the same person who is in about the center of the screen in both videos. The first video is more on the left side of the person, while the second was filmed from behi
Re: After Effects Fake Camera Pan Around Subject?
by Bret Williams 2 years ago
But you can put your person on a turntable of sorts and shoot them on blue screen while you rotate THEM instead of the camera. Now you essentially have a 3D model (from one camera angle) and in AE you
Compound clip audio weirdness
by Bret Williams 2 years ago
Someone smack me and tell me what I'm missing here. I have a compound clip nested within my sequence, and the 8 audio tracks are being merged. Usually, expanding audio components shows all the tracks
Re: Compound clip audio weirdness
by Bill Davis 2 years ago
Bret, Personally, I'd go back the the original clips - Open in Timeline - and completely delete all those empty tracks. We've seen that when X sees a bunch of empty tracks, (even if you're not activel
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MP4 vs AVCHD
by Bryce Douglass 2 years ago
I have a Canon XA25 which shoots in AVCHD or MP4. I have been shooting in AVCHD then transcoding to Pro Res as I have had playback issues etc with multi cam etc. if I switched to MP4 would I have to t
Re: MP4 vs AVCHD
by Bret Williams 2 years ago
It's not as intensive with your iMac as with say a Mac Pro. You have h264 acceleration on that iMac processor where the xeons do not. Pro res is still a little smoother to edit with but not noticeably
iphone4 video in FCP7 for youtube export
by raju bhai 2 years ago
Hi, I have an iPhone4 video that i just wanted to cut a section out of in FCP7 and then export it for youtube. It is a 36 min video. When i import the iPhone clip into FCP7 and drop it into the fresh
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Re: iphone4 video in FCP7 for youtube export
by Bret Williams 2 years ago
No need for iMovie. Just trim it and upload it from photos right on the phone.
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Why MXF4MAC cannot open my .MXF file??
by kim manis 2 years ago
Hello, Has anyone use MXF4mac for playing back MXF file I have been using it for a while until today it doesn't work anymore I don't know if there is something wrong with the codec in my .MXF file or
Re: Why MXF4MAC cannot open my .MXF file??
by Bret Williams 2 years ago
Dave LaRonde "Or if you insist on using five-year-old software" 7 year old software. 2009.
Splitting multi-channel audio into discrete left and right tracks?
by Phil Lowe 2 years ago
See subject. Need to be able to do this in browser up front. Is there a way to pan mono 1 to left and mono 2 to right in a dual mono set up without having to pan each clip individually on the timeline
Re: Splitting multi-channel audio into discrete left and right tracks?
by Jeremy Garchow 2 years ago
I will not try roles dual mono. I will not try them I'm Mr Lowe -- Well I'm Mr Garchow and I'm here to say Roles dual mono is a really great way -- I will not try them without tracks How can you not s
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mixing frame rates
by Bret Williams 2 years ago
Is there an issue with mixing frame rates in resolve I've got a multicam edit that is 29.97 except one camera that is 23.98. I ported the project over from FCP X so I could do better color correction,
Re: mixing frame rates
by Bret Williams 2 years ago
This also brings up a good question. Why is there a pull-down menu setting for timeline frame rate, and then right underneath it a "playback" frame rate FILL-IN box Isn't that just asking for trouble
Creative Cloud Holiday Discount Accounting?
by Bill Davis 2 years ago
So lots of email today and ads with DEEP discounts for a first year of CC. Like pushing near 70% off. IIRC the earlier discussions here the idea advanced was that the subscription rate didn't reflect
Re: Creative Cloud Holiday Discount Accounting?
by Bret Williams 2 years ago
Don't they give everyone 50% off their first year My first year (CS6) was $25 a month. So this is just half off the regular student rate. Adobe is creatively combining the two discounts into one 68% o
Does anybody know about this new plugin?
by Daniel Brown 2 years ago
I wish a had bookmarked this article, so I apologize in advance for not having more information. I read an article and watched a video on this new plugin. (I cannot remember if it was just for Mac or
Re: Does anybody know about this new plugin?
by Bret Williams 2 years ago
A little short sighted. I can see using this in all sorts of situations. Basically ANYWHERE you would normally have a freeze frame. Freeze, focus on a movement for a corporate or training video, or pu
Fusion and OFX Support
by David Mathis 2 years ago
While waiting for Studio for Mac OS X, I would like to see expanded OFX support, perhaps something from Red Giant and others. Otherwise, very pleased with Fusion overall, great software! Kudos to the
Re: Fusion and OFX Support
by Bret Williams 2 years ago
Where are you finding the time David In trying to cut the Adobe cord I've had to learn Motion, and still keep up with AE. And before that of course ditch legacy and learn X and some Premiere. Now I'm
DaVinci color grade doesn't translate to FCP X
by Phil Snyder 2 years ago
vI imported an XML timeline from DaVinci Resolve 12 into FCP X. Everything came through except the color grading that I did in DaVinci. It reverted to the flattened V log image. What can I do to hold
Re: DaVinci color grade doesn't translate to FCP X
by Bret Williams 2 years ago
Of course you have to go back. Can't do much fx or titling in Resolve. Especially the titling you already did in FCP X or premiere. That stuff just doesn't translate.
Panning Audio in resolve 12
by Bret Williams 2 years ago
Coming from a FCP 7 background, where there weren't any different types of audio tracks, this whole premiere-like audio setup is a bit foreign. In 7, a channel was a channel and a track was always a s
Re: Panning Audio in resolve 12
by Bret Williams 2 years ago
Obviously you can't animate a pan in the media window. My problem is that only s stereo clip will pan in a stereo track. I've read the manual on it and honestly it doesn't seem to correlate. It's defi
How long to export 5 min of HD footage?
by Benjamin Cohen 2 years ago
I am using CC 2015, a EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Super Clocked ACX 2.0 Graphics Card, a i7 Core, 16GB of BallStix Memory, Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD7 TH LGA 1150 Z97 Dual Thunderbolt 2 ATX Motherboard i'm using a
Re: How long to export 5 min of HD footage?
by Bret Williams 2 years ago
Except for the bits about being a MacPro 5,1.
Is this considered a good buy or is the machine too old and slow for all this software? Thanks
by John Sherrill 2 years ago
Mac Pro 8 Core Yosemite Adobe CS5 AutoCAD Final Cut Pro X so many more - $800 http: images.craigslist.org 00k0k_a65mUnFGjew_600x450.jpg Mac Pro 3,1 A1186 Model 2 x Intel Xeon Quad Core 2.8 Ghz. = 8 Re
Re: Is this considered a good buy or is the machine too old and slow for all this software? Thanks
by Bret Williams 2 years ago
FCP X can't even run on that machine. It requires at least a 1 gig card. The fact that they called a 512card an upgrade is suspect. Id be amazed if Yosemite even ran with 4 gigs of RAM as well. Adobe
does your NLE match your budget?
by Brian Cooney 2 years ago
I've come to the conclusion over the last few months with the apple adobe saga and all that is in the mix, that we probably can't blame the manufacturers if we are still trying to keep up with the lat
Re: does your NLE match your budget?
by Bret Williams 2 years ago
You've got the cred so I'm trying to give you the benefit. But you just kind keep saying the same thing without really giving any specifics. What kind of stuff are you doing with these clients that yo
What is this? I hit some keys...and saw something I didn't recognize in the timeline.
by Noam Osband 2 years ago
So, I hit some keys, and my timeline looked like this. I have no idea what I did but it wasn't acting normally. Well, it probably was acting normally if I knew what I did. Here is a photo: 8960_screen
Re: What is this? I hit some keys...and saw something I didn't recognize in the timeline.
by Jeremy Garchow 2 years ago
It's the precision editor. There's a big button that says "Close the Precision editor" on the bottom right. It's a method of trimming where you can skim the incoming and outgoing clips and move the ed
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Installing Plug-ins in Premiere Pro CS6
by Thomas birrings 2 years ago
I have no idea how to install plug-ins. I want to try out a specific plug-in called Vashimorph 40. It can be found here: http: vashivisuals.com vashimorphic40-free-anamorphic-effects-project Can someo
Re: Installing Plug-ins in Premiere Pro CS6
by Bret Williams 2 years ago
That appears to be an after effects project, not a premiere plugin.
FCP7 Media Manager not deleting unused media, and creating a new project with entire media instead of edited clips.
by Zopiro da Tracia 2 years ago
Anyone ever experienced this It only happens in some systems, works just fine in others. Old app, I know, but... known bug Solvable I found some answers telling me to add a reel number to clips, but M
Re: FCP7 Media Manager not deleting unused media, and creating a new project with entire media instead of edited clips.
by Bret Williams 2 years ago
I thought it also didn't edit down stuff like h264.
The FCP X "tell"
by Oliver Peters 3 years ago
A lot of folks wonder if Apple can be trusted with FCP X and fear that at some point the application will be dumbed down or even dumped. As I look over Photos, I think I see the point at which such a
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Re: The FCP X "tell"
by Mark Suszko 3 years ago
Back in the 70's and 80's, there was a group of analysts trying to figure out what the Soviet Russians were thinking. The nickname for these people were "Kremlinologists". Their craft was a mix of sta
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