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Is FCPX on iOS pointless?
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
If you look at LumaFusion 2.3, it would seem like LumaTouch has long since beaten Apple to the punch. I'm not sure what FCPX would bring to the table on an iPad. https: youtu.be D7TyKpfORc8 - Oliver O
Re: Is FCPX on iOS pointless?
by Bret Williams 2 months ago
Because they're a hardware company and it would sell more iPad Pros They don't make any money selling software. Well, their own software at least. _____________________________________________________
What technique is used to create this website?
by Lucas Schwartz 3 months ago
Hello, Would someone be able to tell me what technique is used to create this animated background image with the rotating windmills, and where can I find This type of background images, please Link ad
Re: What technique is used to create this website?
by Bret Williams 3 months ago
The blades are real video footage turned into a repeating gif. The jpeg is a freeze frame from said video. In fact, it only rotates 1 3 around before looping. Minimum data. ___________________________
Need Yoast Developer or Need to Find New Theme
by Cameron Dozier 4 months ago
I am using a WPZoom theme, and the search results for my site were so messed up...The sitelinks below are pages that are not accessible through Wordpress.com or my theme's features...Wordpress.com sup
Re: Need Yoast Developer or Need to Find New Theme
by Bret Williams 3 months ago
Links ______________________________________________________ FCPX TUTORIALS - https: www.youtube.com BretFX
Footage Shot Vertically--how to flip in browser
by Michael Hadley 8 months ago
Hey Folks Just starting work on a 4K project that was shot vertically for vertical portrait mode delivery on corporate theatre screens. First question: can I how do I flip the footage in the browser 9
Re: Footage Shot Vertically--how to flip in browser
by Bret Williams 8 months ago
In the browser, you can choose clip open clip and you'll have access to the video and audio components. You can access all the transform controls from there. You'll have to do this clip by clip and it
Interesting take on Mac Pro 2019 from a Youtuber
by Herb Sevush 9 months ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=bp65vZEzIuo Herb Sevush Zebra Productions --------------------------- nothin ' attached to nothin ' "Deciding the spine is the process of editing " F. Bieberkopf
Re: Interesting take on Mac Pro 2019 from a Youtuber
by Bret Williams 9 months ago
He has 2.5Million subs, and already 500k views on that video alone. He's doing very well. I know people that are earning a living on 75k subs, and only dropping a video or two a month. This guy is dro
Library Will Not Open ???
by Ken Bennett 9 months ago
After working on a project yesterday, today this Library will not open! Other Libraries on the same drive open OK. When I attempt to load this Library, FCPX's interface disappears altogether. Then I'm
Re: Library Will Not Open ???
by Bret Williams 9 months ago
I'd see if you can open FCPX with cmd+opt held down to delete your preferences. Then see if you can open the library. If not, try again and keep hitting the home key to make sure the playhead goes to
Error when trying to use saved title or genorator in FCP from Motion
by Daniel Fischpan 9 months ago
screenshot2019-12-09at10.53.29am.jpg Whether creating a title or generator and then saving it as a template in motion, those templates are not working in FCP. The thumbnail of the templates are shown
Re: Error when trying to use saved title or genorator in FCP from Motion
by Bret Williams 9 months ago
You got it! I get that one a lot. ______________________________________________________ FCPX TUTORIALS - https: www.youtube.com BretFX
Do Disabled Clips on Timeline add to Output File Size?
by Steve Schoenbaum 10 months ago
Cutting a 3-camera piece. I've synced up the clips and pull back clips to reveal the shot I want underneath. It's all simple and fast and easy to keep sync. But, sometimes the shot I want is the top c
Re: Do Disabled Clips on Timeline add to Output File Size?
by Bret Williams 10 months ago
Have you looked into using a Multicam clip for this Immensely simpler and you can see all your angles at once and do a live switch as you edit. ______________________________________________________ F
Why does certain clips get attached other clips?
by Philip Nidler 10 months ago
Hi! Something that really bothers me is when certain clips get attached to other clips. For example when I want to move around the audio file the clip above gets attached and moves with it. How so And
Re: Why does certain clips get attached other clips?
by Bret Williams 10 months ago
Everything is attached to the spine, the primary storyline. If you want to move some audio that's in the primary and clips are attached and you want them to stay put you can hold the tilde key to temp
FCPX putting gaps between images.
by Kristin Kirby 10 months ago
Hi there: Sometimes my timeline clips won't lock together - there's a space between them that I can't get to go away of about 1 frame. It's happening right now with stills, which are powerpoints chang
Re: FCPX putting gaps between images.
by Bret Williams 10 months ago
Not to state the obvious, but you do have snapping turned on when you try and move it back with the mouse Or, just try nudging it with the "," and "." keys ____________________________________________
Possible to ease effect parameter slopes between audio keyframes?
by Dave Smith 10 months ago
Hi, just wondering if it's possible to apply easing or access bezier handles in the audio animation window... I'm using a low pass filter to drown out music when a person speaks and the drop is a bit
Re: Possible to ease effect parameter slopes between audio keyframes?
by Bret Williams 10 months ago
I think all you can do is right click on a fade handle to change shapes there. ______________________________________________________ FCPX TUTORIALS - https: www.youtube.com BretFX
Learning how to learn
by Simon Ubsdell 10 months ago
Disclaimer: This post will not mention editing but I hope you will be able to see the ways in which it has relevance. If you'd asked me at the age of 18 or so what I wanted to do with my life I would
Re: Learning how to learn
by Bret Williams 10 months ago
So true! My daughter is learning piano and after a year or more the teacher is still teaching these same old classic stuff and holiday repertoire. We don't have a piano but I have a midi keyboard plug
Feedback on our video production landing page?
by Michael Pirone 10 months ago
Hi! We're a video production company based in Melbourne, Australia. Just produced a new landing page, and would love any feedback on how this all looks to you guys: https: vidico.com Michael
Re: Feedback on our video production landing page?
by Bret Williams 10 months ago
Nice work. I'm curious as to what tech, theme, page builder you used. Some notes... on mobile, the slide out menu seemed like really big font. And why were the links underlined on the mobile menu It's
How did this happen?
by Greg Ball 10 months ago
I opened my project today and this is how it looks: How did this happen and how do I get back to a normal looking timeline Thanks. Greg Ball, President Ball Media Innovations, Inc. https: www.ballmedi
Re: How did this happen?
by Bret Williams 10 months ago
Press escape ______________________________________________________ https: BretFX.com FCPX Plugins & Tutorials NEW PLUGIN - Text Message 2! ON SALE Through 10 7 19 https: bretfx.com product text-messa
Photo Links In Columns
by John-Patrick Crowe 1 year ago
Hey! I want these photo links to be in 3 columns, but unfortunately the "Mr. Bannock Food Truck Design" text doesn't stay underneath the food truck picture. What's wrong with my code https: codepen.io
Re: Photo Links In Columns
by Bret Williams 11 months ago
You've probably got this figured out by now but I just ran into it. I think with columns, at least in Elementor, keeping things even and tidy trumps everything else. To make sure it displays as you wi
What could it cost to upgrade iMac Pro Ram
by Howie Young 12 months ago
Does anyone have an idea of how much it could cost for an authorized Apple repair service to upgrade the iMac Pro Ram from 32 GB to 64 GB after the initial configuration
Re: What could it cost to upgrade iMac Pro Ram
by Bret Williams 12 months ago
I'm not sure about the iMac Pro, but he 27" iMac is super easy. Just pop open the little panel on the back and swap out the RAM for the new RAM at 1 4 what Apple charges. This is something you can do
Notes vs keywords for clips logging in 10.4.6
by Sam Lee 1 year ago
I've been logging more notes than keywords to the clips. This is for super long-form docu that's growing. I ran out of the 10 most used keywords. Are there any downsides or limitations to using notes
Re: Notes vs keywords for clips logging in 10.4.6
by Bret Williams 1 year ago
I've never even used notes that I can remember. But Keywords are the larger construct. They're right there in the browser to click on so no searching or smart collections required unless you want to s
News: VFX Legion Creates Visual Effects For ‘The Food That Built America,' History Channel’s Mini-Docudrama
by Cow News Droid 1 year ago
Innovative storytelling techniques about visionaries like Milton Hershey, John and Will Kellogg, Henry Heinz, C.W. Post, the McDonalds brothers who built the brands (New York, NY--August 13, 2019) VFX
Re: News: VFX Legion Creates Visual Effects For ‘The Food That Built America,' History Channel’s Mini-Docudrama
by Bret Williams 1 year ago
Caught an episode last night! Stellar look and show. Congrats! ______________________________________________________ https: BretFX.com FCPX Plugins & Templates New Transition Pack! SLIDE WIPES Custom
Default transition duration
by Greg Ball 1 year ago
This may be a stupid question but how do I change the default transition (Dissolve) from 1 second to 20 frames It looks like 1:00 is shortest length in preferences. Thanks. Greg Ball, President Ball M
Re: Default transition duration
by Bret Williams 1 year ago
I saw that post and I don't know the answer right off the bat. And I don't have a multi-cam project recently to test. Can you post a screen recording or grab Might help. I'm assuming you have the angl
Reverse Match Frame - by all that is holy, WHEN?!?!?!
by Bob Woodhead 1 year ago
Really, we are STILL waiting for this And no, I don't need to hear the workarounds.
Re: Reverse Match Frame - by all that is holy, WHEN?!?!?!
by Bret Williams 1 year ago
It already knows that because it'll be marked as used media range if you have that function turned on. Sure would be nice to have it reverse match to that spot. I think Bill is describing match frame.
php or asp.net ?
by aboo spatena 1 year ago
Hi, I'm new to web design. I finished front end lessons and now I should choose may backend Programing language.but I don't know select php or asp.net I using C# windows form before but I think PHP is
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Re: php or asp.net ?
by Bret Williams 1 year ago
I don't code, but PHP seems to be the way to go. I've always preferred open source. But they're not really apples to apples are they Isn't one a platform and one a language But Wordpress and php. ____
8 Core Macbook Pro!
by Steve Connor 1 year ago
https: www.macrumors.com 2019 05 21 apple-debuts-new-8-core-macbook-pro Looks really hot :)
Re: 8 Core Macbook Pro!
by Bret Williams 1 year ago
What, the 8 core That s already in iMac. ______________________________________________________ https: BretFX.com FCPX Plugins & Templates New Transition Pack! SLIDE WIPES Customizable Wipes that Move
Archiving/Consolidating
by Shane Ross 1 year ago
I onlined a 96 min feature doc cut in Avid, consolidated for online in Resolve. All ProRes HQ. The consolidated media takes up under 600GB of space. So this, along with all the audio deliverables, GFX
Re: Archiving/Consolidating
by Bret Williams 1 year ago
When you re in split clip mode, you can click on the playhead and drag it around. Split clips, and copy, paste, move clips between open QT players with copy paste. In trim clip mode you get the range
Market Demand for Motion Templates
by Lorenzo M. Vidali 1 year ago
I'm thinking about creating some templates for Apple Motion to sell online. Can anyone speak to the market demand for Apple Motion templates Are there any specific types of templates in demand in more
Re: Market Demand for Motion Templates
by Bret Williams 1 year ago
That. Although I gotta say, they're catching up fast. Just check out MotionArray.com's array of Motion Graphics Templates for Premiere. They're made in AE for Premiere, just like Motion & FCPX. Same s
Animating a text layer with a linked text
by Alexander Zhurovich 1 year ago
I've run across a problem in Motion 5.4. I linked the Text property of a text layer A to the Text property of a text layer B (with the Link parameter behaviour). But any animation behaviour, I applied
Re: Animating a text layer with a linked text
by Bret Williams 1 year ago
You've probably figured it out by now. But maybe try making your original text really long so that if you're animating by character, and it's using the original text as the length, you'll have enough
Converting to joomla
by emma woods 1 year ago
Hey I am working on this website now: https: www.scarboroughbadcreditcarloans.ca . It is a Wordpress site. Will it rank better if it is converted to Joomla
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Re: Converting to joomla
by Bret Williams 1 year ago
I don't know anything about Joomla, except it isn't as popular as Wordpress which seems to have everything going for it including a fast growing page builder market letting the non-coder like myself a
Final Cut L3 - multiple texts in one title
by Kalpesh Mistry 2 years ago
I'm making some interview videos for one of my clients and stuck with this title template: I made a title template for FCPX with a build in as well as build out animation. But in between I am trying t
Re: Final Cut L3 - multiple texts in one title
by Bret Williams 2 years ago
It s been a few days but now I remember once I did some of these for a how to video. I made a series of templates that were designed to go one after each other. So there was a intro to step 1, and a s
Please rate my website design
by Stewe Johnson 3 years ago
Hello there! I am currently working on the design of this website: https: vironit.com Can you please leave any feedback Would be good to listen to some opinions.
Re: Please rate my website design
by Bret Williams 2 years ago
Pretty nice! What theme page builder did you use Content is very responsive and the footer looks great. However on iPad the menus are a bit small and the hamburger menu icon on the iPhone is ginormous
Recreate an animation with replicator
by Alexander Zhurovich 2 years ago
Hi everyone, I'm a Motion noob, so I need your help. Can someone tell, if it's possible to recreate the transition animation shown below with a replicator or any other Motion mechanism in order to get
Re: Recreate an animation with replicator
by Bret Williams 2 years ago
And if it's transitions that you're not going to make a lot of adjustments to, like you would in a big template, I'd just make multiple versions. A 4 split, an 8 split, etc. It's often faster and more
How to Use Web Templates
by Cameron Dozier 2 years ago
Hello, I had built a custom site with Dreamweaver a few years ago, and at some point something became outdated and my icon animations broke, some icons went away completely. At this point I have forgo
Re: How to Use Web Templates
by Bret Williams 2 years ago
I d say the hottest themes right now are Astra and OceanWP. They re good for just about any kind of site. But the cool stuff is going to happen with the page builders. Elementor is where it s at right
Upgrading from twin HD displays. Anyone using curved ultra wide 21:9 monitor?
by Les Wilson 2 years ago
It's 2018. Not finding critical reviews of these for editing. I'm concerned that the distortion from the curve will make it hard to get graphics to line up or deal with the horizon Ergonomic advantage
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Re: Upgrading from twin HD displays. Anyone using curved ultra wide 21:9 monitor?
by Les Wilson 2 years ago
UPDATE: According to Dell, the U3818DW is not compatible with what they refer to as "Non-standard hardware and proprietary software". They made it clear they only test on Windows. I'm on my own with a
Do I need to update software/hardware for downloading/editing smartphone videos?
by Larry Rosner 2 years ago
My business is mostly transferring old media (movies, videotape, photos, slides) to new media (memory sticks, YouTube, DVD, etc). I want to be able to download and edit videos from newer camcorders an
Re: Do I need to update software/hardware for downloading/editing smartphone videos?
by Bret Williams 2 years ago
FCPX has the same barely updated DVD Blu-Ray AVCHD burning that FCP 7 had. Same simple backgrounds and minimal menuing with little control over the look. Good for client one offs. I believe chapters a
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 David Mathis 3 years ago
I think I found a video describing what Simon is referring to. I have been on elevators that have behaved this though not to this level. Pun intended! https: www.youtube.com watch v=sDoTu43wCvI
More "demystification"...
by Bill Davis 3 years ago
I'm trying to stay out of this because in both software engineering and color theory - I'm pretty much an idiot. I'm just an end user, and HAPPY to be one. But this has blown up so much - that I'm fas
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Re: More "demystification"...
by Mark Smith 3 years ago
The way color wheels work in rec 709 is giving me acid flashbacks to doing a tech set up on a analog video camera , say a PC70. Back in those days it was the case that engineering set up controls were
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Final Cut Pro X + AfterEffects or Motion5?
by Richi Chillt 3 years 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 3 years 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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Footage becoming interlaced in FCP 7
by Gabriel Rougeau 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 5 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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
Does anybody know about this new plugin?
by Daniel Brown 5 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 5 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
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