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Photo Links In Columns
by John-Patrick Crowe 3 months 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 month 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 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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
When and if to upgrade graphics drivers
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
So, the scenario: I love using FCPX on my older iMac; it just keeps getting better. But management is pushing the shop towards the Adobe suite and so I have been transitioning to using Premiere CC her
Re: When and if to upgrade graphics drivers
by Bret Williams 2 months ago
So you're going to have to update your system to 10.14 and it specifically says CUDA (what it wants you to update) isn't supported in 10.14. Can you just turn CUDA off in Premiere and see if it's happ
replacing media file
by Karl Lohninger 2 months ago
I'm using a rendered After Effects file in an FCP project - alas, I made the mistake to delete this file. I re-rendered the file again, made sure to give it the same name, and now try to replace the '
Re: replacing media file
by Bret Williams 2 months ago
Just relink the file to the new file. Select the file in the timeline or browser and go to file relink files. If you rendered it to the same location that it was previously, with same name and same ex
New studio I/o
by Tom Sefton 3 months ago
Hello hive mind. I want to upgrade our I o and would really like to find something that can provide 4K 10 bit outputs with 5.1 surround sound. I ve got this with separate devices at the moment but the
Re: New studio I/o
by Bret Williams 3 months ago
Yes in a big studio with machines down the hall or something I'm not sure how you'd do it. But in my little home suite I have the SDI going to my Flanders Scientific monitor, and then have the audio o
Reverse Match Frame - by all that is holy, WHEN?!?!?!
by Bob Woodhead 4 months 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 4 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 6 months 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 5 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 2 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 8 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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
Motion "Strobe" effect in FCP template
by Dirk de Jong 10 months ago
I'm using the Motion "Strobe" effect in a template in which I want some movement (source video or other animation) to not update every frame. For example let's say I only want the movement to update 1
Re: Motion "Strobe" effect in FCP template
by Bret Williams 9 months ago
Will definitely check it out. Thanks! _______________________________________________________________________ http: BretFX.com FCPX Plugins & Templates for Editors & Motion Graphics Artists Hang Tag h
How to Use Web Templates
by Cameron Dozier 1 year 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 9 months 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
Any experience with Brightcove as your video hosting platform?
by Neil Orman 10 months ago
We're considering Brightcove as a video hosting platform. Does anyone have any experience as a Brightcove customer If so could you give me your quick take on it. We're particularly interested in their
Re: Any experience with Brightcove as your video hosting platform?
by Bret Williams 10 months ago
Have bumped into it years ago in video production land where that was where the product had to be uploaded, but haven t heard much in web design land. I see lots of plugins, themes, and page builders
New site
by Bret Williams 10 months ago
Finally wrapped up an overhaul of the BretFX 2.0 website with all kinds of new tech, new theme, new page builder, etc. The new site is built with WordPress, Woocommerce,, OceanWP theme and a lot Eleme
Issue with adding content to the website
by emma woods 12 months ago
I added some content to this page: https: www.hydrogenics.com hydrogen-products-solutions fuel-cell-power-systems hydrail developments-in-hydrail . I was checking it in mobile and PC. Apple iPhone X (
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Re: Issue with adding content to the website
by Bret Williams 11 months ago
Are you running a sort of caching system on the website to make it faster Maybe that s affecting things. _______________________________________________________________________ http: BretFX.com FCPX P
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Website with user interactivity
by Ray Peterson 12 months ago
I'm making my way to web design. I'm already familiar with wordpres (wordpress.com and self hosting) but I thought I'd try and learn dreamweaver or any other software to produce a website that has a l
Re: Website with user interactivity
by Bret Williams 11 months ago
I m guessing there s a plugin for WordPress that would do this. Or an Elementor add-on. Are you familiar with Elementor yet _______________________________________________________________________ http
CSS Animation - DIV from top:200px to top:0px
by Carlos David Mesquita de Mello Junior 1 year 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 12 months 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
Upgrading from twin HD displays. Anyone using curved ultra wide 21:9 monitor?
by Les Wilson 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 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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Footage becoming interlaced in FCP 7
by Gabriel Rougeau 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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
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