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Copy Timeline clips to Event in different Library?
by Bill Rabkin 2 weeks ago
I completed a project that contained several text clips in the Intro, another several text clips in the Credits, and some custom Lower Thirds. Now I find myself with a new effort in which I could re-u
Re: Copy Timeline clips to Event in different Library?
by Bret Williams 2 weeks ago
So open your Reuse library that you carry around, and paste them into a timeline there. You cannot put titles into an event or keyword collection if that's what you're getting at. ____________________
CSS Animation - DIV from top:200px to top:0px
by Carlos David Mesquita de Mello Junior 4 weeks ago
Hello there !! I need some help to resolve some doubts in CSS !! If you can help me I will appreciate !! First visit the link: http: terezanininha.com.br CSS Animations Pagina_1_TryIt_3.html See the '
Re: CSS Animation - DIV from top:200px to top:0px
by Bret Williams 3 weeks ago
I can't help you with the CSS, but this sort of thing is easily done with Elementor Page Builder if you're using Wordpress for your site. You can easily make any element animate on in any number of wa
How to Use Web Templates
by Cameron Dozier 2 months 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Hello, I had built a custom site with Dreamweaver a few years ago, and at some point something became outdated and my icon animations broke, some icons went away completely.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 1 month ago
We look forward to seeing the finished masterpiece. Hope you've gotten over all the hurdles. _______________________________________________________________________ http: BretFX.com FCPX Plugins & Tem
Why can't I move 2 clips?
by Xavier Paredes 1 month ago
I know I can copy and paste them elsewhere, but I'd like to know why you can't move them via drag and drop. Thanks, Xavier
Re: Why can't I move 2 clips?
by Bret Williams 1 month ago
I just meant you only need to do undos covering the last 15 min cuz there a backup at that point. I love FCPXs way of dealing with auto saving, but I m not a fan of what they did to smaller document s
New iMac and MacBook Pro
by carlton hathcoat 2 months ago
Good afternoon, I am planning to upgrade from my Mid 2010 Mac Pro to an iMac. I traditionally don't do a lot of high end graphics (for the most part my Mid 2010 has been enough), but I recently purcha
Re: New iMac and MacBook Pro
by Bret Williams 2 months ago
A thunderbolt raid 5. Even though I m on a 2016 MB Pro, I m still using a Pegasus R4 thunderbolt 1 I bought with my old 2011 iMac. I thought about upgrading to a TB3 version, but here s what they don
Yes, you should probably have a TLS certificate
by Ronald Lindeboom 2 months ago
Just bumped into this article over on the Wordfence site... https: www.wordfence.com blog 2018 09 yes-you-should-probably-have-a-tls-certificate I know some will find it useful information. Best regar
Re: Yes, you should probably have a TLS certificate
by Bret Williams 2 months ago
Yeah if your wordpress host doesn t at least offer a let s encrypt certificate for https, it might be time to move on. When I first started my site Inonly took payments through the PayPal system which
An important feature in the HESTIA and SUKI Wordpress themes
by Ronald Lindeboom 2 months ago
If you are serious about having a great looking Wordpress blog or articles content engine, then you will want to pay special attention to the Hestia and SUKI themes. Why Most themes if you add an imag
Re: An important feature in the HESTIA and SUKI Wordpress themes
by Bret Williams 2 months ago
Well I didn't mean to call you a blog. I just meant my site is 95% store. But I do use the blog functionality for news releases, tutorials, and I run into the limitation with product descriptions at t
Looking for partner for website creation
by Aaron Zier 4 months ago
Hey, I have an idea for a website for filmmakers. I personally don't know much about web design. I do know HTML and some CSS. I can't pay but when it's up and running, we can split profits. It would b
Re: Looking for partner for website creation
by Bret Williams 2 months ago
I would second that. And without knowing any coding you could probably install some sort of YouTube-ish theme that might do what you want. Give that a try before you throw away too many profits! _____
Apple apparently keeps stumbling it's way to success, somehow 😉..
by Bill Davis 3 months ago
https: money.cnn.com 2018 08 02 investing apple-one-trillion-market-value index.html Creator of XinTwo - http: www.xintwo.com The shortest path to FCP X mastery.
Re: Apple apparently keeps stumbling it's way to success, somehow 😉..
by Bret Williams 3 months ago
Being that AJA has no such issues, I d put the blame square with BMD. That said, my BMD device, which would rash the system constantly if I used it for almost 2 years, has worked perfectly for the las
Upgrading from twin HD displays. Anyone using curved ultra wide 21:9 monitor?
by Les Wilson 4 months 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 4 months 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 6 months 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 5 months 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
FCPX and Fusion
by David Mathis 6 months ago
After playing around with the Fusion page in Resolve and Fusion itself I find myself enjoying a node based workflow even more. I feel it allows for more creativity with title work and adding spice to
Re: FCPX and Fusion
by Bret Williams 5 months ago
AE already has clones for the most part. They re just precomps. There are some slight differences, but what do you use clones for mostly To make duplicates of a group that are always the same as the g
Premiere CC 2018 H264 uses Quick Sync, faster than FCPX on iMac Pro at H264 encoding
by Joe Marler 6 months ago
For years Premiere has been criticized as being much slower than FCPX at H264 encode and decode due to not using Quick Sync. A year or two ago Premiere started using this on Windows (to some degree) b
Re: Premiere CC 2018 H264 uses Quick Sync, faster than FCPX on iMac Pro at H264 encoding
by Bret Williams 6 months ago
I know. So you can wait 7 years for them to implement the next technology. _______________________________________________________________________ http: BretFX.com FCPX Plugins & Templates for Editors
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Demystification: A Parable
by Simon Ubsdell 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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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Motion project inside a motion project?
by Lawrence Eaton 1 year ago
Is this possible I remember being able to drag from finder or via File import.... Anyone care to enlighten this lost soul Lawrence
Re: Motion project inside a motion project?
by Bret Williams 1 year ago
Probably when they were QuickTime based. 6+ years ago. You can open 2 projects and paste one into the other though. _______________________________________________________________________ http: BretFX
What's the best way to get titles to come on at the same time a character says them?
by Noam Osband 1 year ago
I just got Motion. I'm learning it. Forums are super helpful here. I want to have titles where the words come out, in time, as they are said by the characters. What's the best way to do that in Motion
Re: What's the best way to get titles to come on at the same time a character says them?
by Bret Williams 1 year ago
I know you re new to Motion, but as you re learning you might want to focus on doing these particulars in FCPX. IOW, if applicable you may want to create the titles with just a second between them and
simple tracking: still image over moving video
by Richard Potter 1 year 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 1 year ago
Now add some random camera wiggle back in to help sell it. _______________________________________________________________________ http: BretFX.com FCP X Plugins & Templates for Editors & Motion Graph
Looking for documentation on title templates affecting the frame.
by Tangier Clarke 1 year 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 1 year 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
Sharing Motion Templates
by David Mathis 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
Awesome _______________________________________________________________________ http: BretFX.com FCP X Plugins & Templates for Editors & Motion Graphics Artists
Still can't export with transparent background
by Kay Ghey 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 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 2 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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100% opaque layer is still not quite opaque
by Brian Dunning 2 years 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 2 years 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 __________________________________________
Footage becoming interlaced in FCP 7
by Gabriel Rougeau 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 years ago
I thought it also didn't edit down stuff like h264.
The FCP X "tell"
by Oliver Peters 4 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 4 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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