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Final Cut Pro X + AfterEffects or Motion5?
by Richi Chillt 2 hours 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 2 hours 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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Apple took 6 years to recover the number of FCP users it had in 2011
by Franz Bieberkopf 23 hours ago
I note that there hasn't been much movement here the past few years, but this bit of info contributes to past discussion: https: 9to5mac.com 2017 04 26 final-cut-pro-x-sales The terminology is "seats"
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Re: Apple took 6 years to recover the number of FCP users it had in 2011
by Bret Williams 6 hours ago
The question Apple likely asks themselves, is "How many additional MacBook Pros and Trashcans did we sell to support FCPX that we wouldn't have otherwise " ____________________________________________
Fascinating Premiere 6K workflow story from Vashi Nedomansky
by Simon Ubsdell 8 hours ago
So much interesting information here: https: www.facebook.com premierepro videos 10155088156505619 Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
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Re: Fascinating Premiere 6K workflow story from Vashi Nedomansky
by Bret Williams 6 hours ago
What a great presentation. I'm thoroughly convinced that the better tool for editing Hollywood films is a guy named Vashi and a particular Dell Tower. _________________________________________________
Keeping Timecode
by Jerry Jones 2 days ago
I have a client who has sent me a script based on timecode. But I seem to be having a challenge keeping that timecode once the clips are inside FCPX. What is the trick (There are times when I seem to
Re: Keeping Timecode
by Bret Williams 21 hours ago
Make sure you have clip skimming turned on and you'll see the clip Tc when you scrub directly above the clip. BTW FCPX only shows TC in the browser. It doesn't have a "counter" function. But there is
Long, LONG Event loading times - is there a solution? (Stock Footage)
by Jerry Jones 2 days ago
I think, in all of my brilliance, I did something pretty stupid. I have a good amount of stock footage collected over the years. I was thinking that I could create an event just for my stock footage,
Re: Long, LONG Event loading times - is there a solution? (Stock Footage)
by Bret Williams 2 days ago
Well, yes an event is a container within a library. A library generally being the main "container" for each job you do. So to say you're putting your stock media in an event would mean you're going to
Issues exporting from FCPX for SD UK TV
by Neil Gregory 4 days ago
Hi, I've recently started work with a TV station here in the UK and am having difficulties exporting my final file for transmission - My file delivery specs are as follows - Format - Mpeg2 Stream Type
Re: Issues exporting from FCPX for SD UK TV
by Bret Williams 3 days ago
Neil Gregory "4. I then use my old version of compressor from Final Cut Studio 3 to make a program stream mpeg 2, and make sure to switch the aspect ratio to 16x9" Why are you doing this When you did
FCPX External monitoring.
by Roger Poole 6 days ago
Having recently adopted FCPX after too many years with FCP legacy, I'm wondering if anyone out there has a successful external monitoring solution for FCPX 10.3 (El Cap) I'm on a cheesegrater Mac Pro
Re: FCPX External monitoring.
by Bret Williams 4 days ago
Do you perchance have your timeline set to "better performance " You keep talking about sharpness and that's not an issue I've heard of anyone having. _________________________________________________
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FCPX 10.3.3 released
by Jeremy Garchow 2 weeks ago
As well as Motion 5.3.1 No linkable release notes that I can find, yet.
Re: FCPX 10.3.3 released
by Bret Williams 1 week ago
I don't have much need for that. Plus, you always end up missing some in the end anyway when you try to do that. And throw multiple people working on a project into the mix and it's just not going to
100% opaque layer is still not quite opaque
by Brian Dunning 4 weeks 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 1 week 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 __________________________________________
10.3.2 - What is this?
by Joe Tillman 2 weeks ago
Hi Everyone, New user, first post. I'm in the middle of a project that's driving me nuts. I upgraded to 10.3.2 recently and the problem that's paramount is an aspect ratio issue. I have a multitude of
Re: 10.3.2 - What is this?
by Bret Williams 2 weeks ago
It's not (edit "just") a reference. It's also tool to drag around the viewer without switching to the hand tool. It only appears when part of the image is obscured by the interface. __________________
Scrolling Credits using a Drop Zone?
by Chad Greene 3 weeks 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 2 weeks ago
In fact, this sounds like a challenge for Anatoly oner on the FB Motion forum. He loves proving stuff is possible. _______________________________________________________________________ http: BretFX.
Replace multiple drop zone content easily?
by Tangier Clarke 3 weeks ago
I am using a text messaging plying from idustrialrevolution. The photo I am using in the plugin's drop zone in every instance of the plugin of the timeline needs to be replaced. Is there a way to repl
Re: Replace multiple drop zone content easily?
by Bret Williams 3 weeks ago
If the photo referenced is in a compound clip, then just change the photo in the compound clip. Otherwise perhaps you can relink the photo you're referencing to a different photo. As long as it matche
keywords saving
by Roger Sherman 3 weeks ago
I'm new to FCP-X. Using keywords I find that if I type a letter and pause for a millisecond, it saves that letter or half a word as a key word. EG, I have "b-roll" as keyword. If I type "B" and pause
Re: keywords saving
by Bret Williams 3 weeks ago
How are you creating keywords I've never seen that. I create keyword collections by right clicking on the event and choosing new keyword collection. I type a letter and it just sits and waits. Doesn't
New Mac Pro!
by Gregor Queck 3 weeks ago
No 1. April Joke: http: daringfireball.net 2017 04 the_mac_pro_lives Happy anticipation to all :) . . .
Re: New Mac Pro!
by Bret Williams 3 weeks ago
Craig Seeman "One of the advantages the iMac has, I feel, is that i7 processors have Intel QuickSync which speeds H.264 encoding which is a major part of the current delivery for many (most ). I unde
FCP X A/V output : sdi monitor and hdmi output of the macpro
by philippe muller 4 weeks ago
Hi I need to use my hd monitor in FCPX playback function through the HDMI output of a MacPro (late 2013) My monitor (JVC DT-V24L3D) has two inputs (dvi and sdi) I tried to connect it with hdmi-dvi ada
Re: FCP X A/V output : sdi monitor and hdmi output of the macpro
by Bret Williams 4 weeks ago
I used to do what you're trying to do with a 2006 Mac Pro with an updated gfx card that had an HDMI out. I hooked it up to a Flanders scientific DVI input via an HDMI cable and then a HDMI DVI adapter
Free Media 100
by Oliver Peters 4 weeks ago
And now another free NLE https: www.media100.com mc_cid=e0554e7454&mc_eid=e2bfdf9c20 - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
Re: Free Media 100
by Bret Williams 4 weeks ago
I found one for $15 a few years ago for the same reason. But I used BMD Ultrastudio to capture. Why would you use Media100 You'll still need a hardware capture device. ________________________________
Is this why the new Mac Pro has been taking so long?
by Steve Connor 4 weeks ago
http: www.redsharknews.com technology item 4470-amd-s-forthcoming-radeon-rx-vega-greater-gpu-power-at-lower-cost
Re: Is this why the new Mac Pro has been taking so long?
by Bret Williams 4 weeks ago
Innovation hasn't been their problem. It's the follow up follow through that is suspect. _______________________________________________________________________ http: BretFX.com FCP X Plugins & Templa
Why Final Cut Pro X?
by Robin S. Kurz 1 month ago
he asks. https: www.provideocoalition.com final-cut-pro-x-todo-lo-demas Very insightful and echoes so much of "the usual thing". No surprise. - RK ____________________________________________________
Re: Why Final Cut Pro X?
by Bret Williams 1 month ago
Does Premiere not stop playback when you click in the timeline ruler I recently had to open a premiere project and was clicking around and for all it's "nothing stops it" talk, it stops every time I c
Clone Question
by David Mathis 3 months ago
I am trying to make a template for a video in text effect. Here is what I am trying to do: Use text as a matte Have a background Have outline of text The problem is when I clone the text layer. I can
Re: Clone Question
by Bret Williams 3 months ago
My bad I did say glow didn't I Somehow David figured it out anyway. I did a tutorial on it as well. http: bretfx.com create-your-own-fcp-x-outline-plugin ______________________________________________
Footage becoming interlaced in FCP 7
by Gabriel Rougeau 7 months 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 7 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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Bret Williams liked this 1 year ago
MP4 vs AVCHD
by Bryce Douglass 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 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 2 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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Final Cut Pro 5.1.4 Update file needed
by Curtis Stephens 2 years ago
I'm running Final Cut Pro 5.1 (ancient, I know) on Yosemite. I'm trying to transfer my old projects from a Snow Leopard computer over, but the Snow Leopard version is 5.1.4, and the App Store doesn't
Re: Final Cut Pro 5.1.4 Update file needed
by Bret Williams 2 years ago
No software update in Apple menu in Yosemite. All via app store.
Need Some Direction Please
by Brady Lovell 2 years ago
I've been a hunter all of my life, and I've been messing around with filming my hunts since before HD was even popular. I never got serious until 2 years ago though. When GoPro came out, it was a perf
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Re: Need Some Direction Please
by Bret Williams 2 years ago
And fwiw, Digital Juice doesn't sell music anymore. They sell subscription packages. Their old store is down and their new format is in beta. Right now the options are pilot members, which is a pretty
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