Bret Williams: Activity About Liked Popular Files Images Blog
Bret Williams

Member Since:
February 23rd 2002
8969 Posts
100 posts500 posts1000 posts5000 posts
Location:
Roswell, GA
Friends:

Abraham Chaffin

Chris Harlan

Steve Brame

Tim Wilson
Twitter
FAO Bill - or anyone looking at the new MacBook Pro....
by Tom Sefton 1 week ago
https: youtu.be YkLgOzjRuWQ Around the 12min mark it gets interesting. Fcpx gets huge performance from a laptop with less ram and a huge GPU disadvantage, although this seems to be waylaid by larger p
+1
Chris Harlan liked this 1 week ago
Re: FAO Bill - or anyone looking at the new MacBook Pro....
by Bret Williams 6 days ago
Andrew Kimery "I think the the 2016 MBP has it's own set of issues uniquely related to the current state of using USB-C adapters." Might be true. I'm kinda reserving my final judgement until I do a c
Make a zoom-in judder?
by Brian Thomas 2 weeks ago
I have a reasonably paced (but smooth) zoom-in on a subject and I'd like to make it appear as a juddering zoom-in, if I'm sort of adequately describing what I have in mind. Is there an effect that I c
Re: Make a zoom-in judder?
by Bret Williams 2 weeks ago
If you mean stutter then you could use the strobe effect from motion published to FCP X. Or download my freebie called smooth strobe. http: bretfx.com product smooth_strobe ___________________________
Clone Question
by David Mathis 1 month 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 2 weeks 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 ______________________________________________
FCPX Where is my audio
by Roberto Martinez 3 weeks ago
Hey, I'm new to FCPX and getting a hang of the new audio roles system.. My question is that when I enable the audio roles in FCPX it shows me that I have no audio tracks clips.. But, when I play my pr
Re: FCPX Where is my audio
by Bret Williams 3 weeks ago
Click the filmstrip in top rt of your timeline. Choose a different timeline view. You've got it set to thumbnail only. _______________________________________________________________________ http: Bre
Here we go. GPU in the cloud. By Subscription.
by Bill Davis 2 months ago
http: www.macworld.co.uk how-to mac-software how-use-geforce-now-on-mac-geforce-now-for-pc-mac-explained-3652516 Still thinking you're going to need that massive CPU GPU combo hard-soldered in your ma
Re: Here we go. GPU in the cloud. By Subscription.
by Bret Williams 2 months ago
Andrew Kimery "1. Many programs use the GPU for basic operation so having a strong GPU locally is still worthwhile (which is why Apple doubled down on GPUs in the nMP). " FWIW I have the top nMBP wit
New Plugin, cheap! - Overshoot Text
by Bret Williams 2 months ago
Hey guys, I've got a new text plugin I'm pretty excited about. I've been working on it off and on for awhile and have used it extensively in a recent video and found it made even the most mundane text
Re: New Plugin, cheap! - Overshoot Text
by Kannan Raghavan 2 months ago
Nice one Bret. Thanks. Just bought. For $7, really worth it:) Kannan Raghavan The Big Toad Films Pte. Ltd.
At least one NLE is making great use of the new Touch Bar
by Steve Connor 2 months ago
https: 9to5mac.com 2016 12 16 davinci-resolve-studio-12-5-4-touch-bar-macbook-pro
+2
David Mathis liked this 2 months ago
Re: At least one NLE is making great use of the new Touch Bar
by Bret Williams 2 months ago
You mean it hides stuff you can't use at any given point Yep. For that it's good. Just like the inspector. Wouldn't it be great if we could just touch the inspector The touch bar may indeed be somewha
2016 MacBookPro not supporting Pro display !
by Matthew London 2 months ago
(While this is NOT a FCP-X specific question, I'm posting this here as I know you are all A) using Macintosh and B) probably have professional monitors) I have a 2016 MacBook Pro (with USB-C and Touch
Re: 2016 MacBookPro not supporting Pro display !
by Bret Williams 2 months ago
I think I'm in the same boat. But I think your second adapter, the HDMI one, should work. Not sure why it doesn't, but I haven't tried that one. A standard miniDP to DVI HDMI MDP, etc) cable won't wor
Anyone else miss the ability to collapse video clips?
by Mark Morache 2 months ago
I really miss being able to collapse video clips in my timeline. Things like generators, and still pictures I used to be able to collapse in my timeline in order to see more layers in my timeline. Int
+1
Ronny Courtens liked this 2 months ago
Re: Anyone else miss the ability to collapse video clips?
by Bret Williams 2 months ago
At the same time, they made the smallest clip size option TOO small. The one that doesn't have thumbnails or audio waveforms. TOO tiny to do much with. On the collapsing thing (wasn't it called minimi
TimeLine line DOES NOT scroll & update
by Jake Stevens 2 months ago
I just upgraded to 10.3. When I hit play, my project begins playback. However in the "Timeline", once the scrolling position line gets to the far right side of the screen, playback continues but the T
Re: TimeLine line DOES NOT scroll & update
by Bret Williams 2 months ago
It does now... https: latenitefilms.com blog final-cut-pro-hacks _______________________________________________________________________ http: BretFX.com FCP X Plugins & Templates for Editors & Motion
Copy Mask from one effect to the other
by Jacob Weber 2 months ago
Hello, I want to have in one mask (color or shape) several effects is it possible to to copy a mask and paste on another effect or make a group and a mask on the group... like in photoshop Thank you i
Re: Copy Mask from one effect to the other
by Bret Williams 2 months ago
Draw Mask lets you draw a mask of any shape you like. Apply it to just one layer or apply it to a compound clip affecting a "group" as you mentioned earlier. __________________________________________
And then there's this...
by Scott Witthaus 3 months ago
I'm in. But this damn thing ain't gonna work with my Henge dock. https: www.cnet.com news this-accessory-fixes-everything-thats-wrong-with-the-new-macbook-pro Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Product
Re: And then there's this...
by Bret Williams 2 months ago
So where are the thunderbolt ports I basically need usb and thunderbolt ports just like on my iMac. Usb isn't an issue as you can basically put a $4 adapter on the end of your usb cable instead of a b
Why do Events still exist?
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
When FCPX started, Events were the basic data container, like bins are in Avid Media Composer. Then Apple unified Events into a Library. Right now Events seem to serve very little function other than
Re: Why do Events still exist?
by Bret Williams 3 months ago
Oliver Peters "In fact, your Events can actually be completely empty with all clips in the Library, yet you have to have at least 1 Event in the Library, even if it is empty." I'd like to know how yo
Keyboard shortcut question
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
Is there a keyboard shortcut to open or close all of the disclosure triangles at one time for the group headings in the browser For example, these could be date or assigned scene numbers with a set of
Re: Keyboard shortcut question
by Bret Williams 3 months ago
What's the difference The library exists in the browser. All the disclosure triangles work the same. Except in the case of ACTUAL groups where for some reason the keyboard doesn't do it. But option cl
best way of sharing projects with different editors?
by Michael Paul 3 months ago
So I will work on one project with different editors. They don't work in house so I will hand the material to them. I've to admit I have never done this before using Final Cut Pro X so I would be VERY
Re: best way of sharing projects with different editors?
by Bret Williams 3 months ago
So if everything they need is in an event, simply highlight the event and select file copy event to new library. After that completes, since they don't have the media already, open the new library, se
Motion Update v 5.3 removes Premultiply Alpha Checkbox - Causing problems (also posted in FCP Legacy forum)
by Christopher McDonell 3 months ago
Hi, I posted this question to the FCP Legacy forum as well. Whoever can help me first The latest vs of Motion, 5.3, removed the Premultiply Alpha checkbox, and now that I can't deselect that, my text
Re: Motion Update v 5.3 removes Premultiply Alpha Checkbox - Causing problems (also posted in FCP Legacy forum)
by Bret Williams 3 months ago
Hi I can confirm that it is rendering as Premultiplied black, which is unfortunate because straight alpha is the cleaner way to go. However, I ran a test and took a solid white object and gave it tran
Accidentally deleted "Title Background" Layer
by Brett Sherman 3 months ago
In my title Motion Template I accidentally deleted the "Title Background" layer. Is there any way to get it back I've tried about everything I can think of. Nothing works. I'd hate to rebuild the enti
Re: Accidentally deleted "Title Background" Layer
by Bret Williams 3 months ago
OT- Little known fact- titles and effects are interchangeable. Just change the extension and one becomes the other. Their background layers have different names but they still work the same. So if you
Placeholder video NOT exporting!
by Jake Stevens 4 months ago
I finished my projected in Apple Motion 5. Everything looks great. PROBLEM 1: The 1 minute video that I added into the placeholder, AFTER my export is completed the QT movie does NOT appear at all. Al
Re: Placeholder video NOT exporting!
by Bret Williams 4 months ago
The placeholder represents the video background in Final Cut Pro. You can put something therefor testing purposes in motion but it will not be part of the project. It will however show up as a thumbna
Can a drop zone cointain sound?
by Michael Paul 4 months ago
I've googled for this but I could not find an answer. I've creatd a template in motion with a drop zone I want to use in final cut. Now I "drop" a video with audio into that drop zone but I won't hear
Re: Can a drop zone cointain sound?
by Bret Williams 4 months ago
What you really want to create is a title. Titles can do everything a generator does, plus include the background and that background can be used essentially like a drop zone. So you would lay the mot
"Edit" generator in FCPX - even possible?
by Michael Paul 4 months ago
Is it actually possible to edit a generator I have created in motion in FCPX I would say the answer seems to be NO. Generators are the way they are and there is no way to "break them apart" and treat
Re: "Edit" generator in FCPX - even possible?
by Bret Williams 4 months ago
Make it a compound clip. Then blade the compound clip. It won't start over. _______________________________________________________________________ http: BretFX.com Plugins & Templates for FCP X Edito
+1
Footage becoming interlaced in FCP 7
by Gabriel Rougeau 5 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 5 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 5 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
+1
Ronald Lindeboom liked this 5 months ago
Re: News: Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
by Bret Williams 5 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 6 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
+1
Ronald Lindeboom liked this 5 months ago
Re: News: Adobe Unveils Sweeping Feature and Performance Updates to Adobe Creative Cloud Applications at IBC 2016
by Bret Williams 5 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 7 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 6 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
+1
Bret Williams liked this 6 months ago
I've lost my head
by Bret Williams 8 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 8 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
+1
Auto-renewable subscriptions coming soon to all categories on Apple's App Store
by Walter Soyka 8 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 8 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
+2
Bret Williams liked this 8 months ago
After Effects Fake Camera Pan Around Subject?
by Tyler Ammons 11 months 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 11 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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
+1
Bret Williams liked this 12 months ago
MP4 vs AVCHD
by Bryce Douglass 12 months 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 12 months 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
+1
raju bhai liked this 1 year ago
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.
+1
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
+1
Bret Williams liked this 1 year ago
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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]