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David Lawrence is a designer, producer, researcher, and media artist with over 25 years of expertise in all aspects of digital and interactive media. His early work in the 1980s at Lucasfilm Ltd. includes groundbreaking research, design and productio... [more]
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DaVinci Resolve 14 for Final Cut Pro 7 Users
by David Lawrence 4 days ago
Lost count of how many times she says "Just like in Final Cut Pro 7" but I found myself smiling quite a lot. At $299 it's a no-brainer no matter what your current NLE of choice. https: www.youtube.com
Re: DaVinci Resolve 14 for Final Cut Pro 7 Users
by Shawn Miller 4 days ago
Michael Gissing " Bill Davis "I forgot about all the editors that switch back and forth between the Macs and PCs sitting side by side on their desks. " Actually you forgot about all the editors that
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David Lawrence liked this 3 days ago
APFS considerations
by Oliver Peters 1 week ago
It's around the corner. Be careful! http: www.fcp.co fcp-forum 2-off-topic 27948-apfs#90574 https: support.apple.com en-us HT208018 https: developer.apple.com library content documentation FileManagem
Re: APFS considerations
by Oliver Peters 1 week ago
Charlie Austin "So, in a perfect world, what's the solution " 1. Give customers with Apple SSDs the option to NOT reformat the drive to APFS, just like they have if their machine had a Fusion drive o
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David Lawrence liked this 4 days ago
Apple's official FCP7 EOL
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
https: support.apple.com en-gb HT207888 - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Apple's official FCP7 EOL
by Simon Ubsdell 4 weeks ago
Michael Gissing "Clever software." Very, very clever software with an incredible range of translation options, but even more amazing support from Michael Rooney. Since I posted my comment a few hours
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David Lawrence liked this 3 weeks ago
FCPX and color correction tools
by Oliver Peters 4 weeks ago
It's a Friday... A number of recent threads have touched on various aspects of color correction, including Resolve, Speedgrade, Chromatic, etc. There are correctly several good third party color corre
Re: FCPX and color correction tools
by Oliver Peters 4 weeks ago
Bill Davis "AI will be auto-analyzing each pixel and imbuing it with functioning color transforms as metadata" Or did you mean like this https: www.fastcodesign.com 90138210 this-ai-makes-up-new-my-l
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After Effects or Unity ?
by Alex Reve 1 month ago
I have a project of 360 video with no interactivity in it. Well this is what I think because the 3D sound will need to be used in a way that at some point of the movie the viewer will hear a strong no
Re: After Effects or Unity ?
by Walter Soyka 1 month ago
Alex Reve "I tested years ago a binaural demo with headphones and the vertical information was there, so I imagine it is possible. Do you more about that " There are some stereo setups that simulate
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David Lawrence liked this 1 month ago
The name game
by Herb Sevush 1 month ago
OK, my least favorite subject, but I'm gonna take a swing. Bill and others are correct that the forum name is no longer strictly appropriate, but rather an artifact of history. But history is nothing
Re: The name game
by Herb Sevush 1 month ago
Scott Witthaus "One would hope that a community of skilled editors could find their way around a forum listing. Agreed " Nope, not agreed. Changing brand names is dangerous, as anyone in marketing wo
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Arrrrgh. Also Off Topic - Photos. Grrrr.
by Bill Davis 2 months ago
Damn, Damn, Damn, I'm venting here because many of you know this story. (My long, sad, frustrating story about my battles with my now terminated Adobe Photo Subscription.) As many of you know, I final
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Re: Arrrrgh. Also Off Topic - Photos. Grrrr.
by Mathieu Ghekiere 2 months ago
It's one of the things I hate about subscription. They can change the terms at any time. https: mathieughekiere.wordpress.com
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High Sierra and DVDs
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
For those who still need to burn DVDs for clients - what are everyone's plans for making DVDs after High Sierra hits As I understand, no 32-bit apps will run under High Sierra, so that counts out DVD
Re: High Sierra and DVDs
by Douglas K. Dempsey 2 months ago
Awhile back, I authored a DVD with DVDSP under Yosemite. I got all the way thru the process, but then the app failed while compiling ... so I moved everything over to my iMac running Snow Leopard, FCS
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David Lawrence liked this 2 months ago
Apple and VR (or how I learned to stop worrying about Motion and love After Effects
by Andrew Kimery 2 months ago
In a recent threads some users have lamented Adobe making VR tools and hoped Apple would skip over this market segment, but by bringing in Tim Dashwood (of 360VR Toolbox fame) and announcing at WWDC t
Re: Apple and VR (or how I learned to stop worrying about Motion and love After Effects
by Michael Gissing 2 months ago
We've all been told that virtual reality is the next big thing for such a long time. For me it started at an AES show in the 1990's. Within 10 years, I was told, it would change everything. Nearly 30
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BrickSculpting and Classical Conditioning.
by Bill Davis 3 months ago
Catching up on the threads today I found myself thinking about how I learned to swim decades ago. The pool our family frequented as respite from the summer heat, had a swimming instructor named Joe, w
Re: Learning
by David Lawrence 3 months ago
Simon Ubsdell "The uniquely useful property of timelines as against other types of container is that they allow you to manipulate your assets in time and in context. I think that some people only eve
More Bricklayers and Sculptors from Oliver and Simon
by David Lawrence 4 months ago
Great new post on Oliver's blog, deep diving into Simon's recent Bricklayers and Sculptors thread. Thanks for posting Oliver, and thanks Simon for giving us an in-depth look at how you organize and ed
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Tim Wilson liked this 3 months ago
Re: More Bricklayers and Sculptors from Oliver and Simon
by David Lawrence 4 months ago
Oliver Peters "I don't believe that Simon would agree with you based on his arguments. I too feel that stringouts are faster. I would add that X's magnetic timeline actually plays well using stringou
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Creating an equirectanglular file from a dual lens circular file - Samsung Gear 360 (2017)
by John Kennedy 4 months ago
I'm working with the new Samsung Gear 360 (2017) and I need to be able to stitch the video to a single flat equirectanglular video. Looks like there are a number of software solutions that cost $1000
Re: Creating an equirectanglular file from a dual lens circular file - Samsung Gear 360 (2017)
by David Lawrence 4 months ago
John Kennedy "Note: The app gives you an option to upload to YouTube Creator but doesn't inject 360 metadata so it's an unusable youtube video." They really need to fix that. If you want to skip the
Interview with Thomas Grove Carter
by Ronny Courtens 5 months ago
I have really enjoyed reading this: https: digitalfilms.wordpress.com 2017 05 06 a-conversation-with-thomas-grove-carter Thank you, Oliver. - Ronny
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Richard Herd liked this 5 months ago
Re: Interview with Thomas Grove Carter
by David Lawrence 4 months ago
Bill Davis "THAT is the change. The video quality and " look" he can achieve (even without "finishing" TOTALLY BLOWS AWAY was I was able to achieve in terms of image quality for the entire first 20 Y
my first 360 VR video
by michel moalem 5 months ago
My first 360 VR video (a music video to one of my tracks) - please check it out and let me know what u think
Re: my first 360 VR video
by David Lawrence 5 months ago
Link please! :) _______________________ David Lawrence art media design research linkedIn: http: lnkd.in Cfz92F vimeo: vimeo.com album 2271696 web: propaganda.com facebook: dlawrence twitter: @dhl
Facebook Announces New 360 Volumetric Camera
by David Lawrence 5 months ago
Very exciting news from Facebook at the F8 Conference today - a new 360 camera that goes beyond stereoscopic 360 and does volumetric capture with 6 degrees-of-freedom. Not only that, they have a full
Premiere Pro CC2017 4K VR 360 Black dotted line
by Juan Carlos Yarza 6 months ago
Hello, I have a huge problem that has not been resolved in the past 3 weeks, I do not know where else to look, there is no information in the web about it... I am working in a 4K 360 video for a clien
Re: Premiere Pro CC2017 4K VR 360 Black dotted line
by David Lawrence 6 months ago
That looks like an artifact on the stitch line. What kind of stitching software are you using _______________________ David Lawrence art media design research linkedIn: http: lnkd.in Cfz92F vimeo: vim
Using a Green Screen with Virtual Reality/ 360 Footage
by Isabel Galwey 8 months ago
Hi, I'm currently on the team making a video which requires a green screen, shot in 3D. Has anyone attempted this before Any logistical practical tips on setting up a 360 green screen - what problems
Re: Using a Green Screen with Virtual Reality/ 360 Footage
by David Lawrence 8 months ago
Hi Isabel, While I haven't worked with 360 green screen compositing, I have done 3D green screen as well as complex in-situ 360 compositing. Typical best practices for green screen all still apply wit
Vertical Video: Just say No!
by Ned Miller 10 months ago
ADMIN NOTE: This thread began in Creative COW's Business & Marketing forum, but since this topic also cuts across shooting, editing, and distribution, we thought it'd be fun to open the discussion up
Re: Vertical Video: LOVING IT
by David Lawrence 10 months ago
Vertical video Horizontal video Bah! So yesterday. CIRCULAR video is the new black! https: www.spectacles.com _______________________ David Lawrence art media design research linkedIn: http: lnkd.in C
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WIRED Cover Story on Magic Leap
by David Lawrence 1 year ago
Kevin Kelly's article on Magic Leap, the highly funded, super secret VR AR startup just dropped on WIRED. Check it out: http: www.wired.com p=1999666 _______________________ David Lawrence art media d
last rant
by Aindreas Gallagher 2 years ago
on the cc numbers - one last rant on this forum too. I made a post ages ago around how 2-3 days of paid work pay for a year of the CC tool suite. Shantanyu Narayen, that terrible devil with a trendy b
Re: last rant
by David Lawrence 1 year ago
Walter Soyka "A lot of experimentation. VR requires a different headspace as a designer, because you do not strictly control the audience's POV. A lot of our tried and true production techniques for
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Is the debate over?
by Steve Connor 2 years ago
Sure is quiet in here, are we done
Re: Is the debate over?
by David Lawrence 2 years ago
Gary Huff "Because they don't either want to do the work or have the know how in order to keep themselves from being restricted by old technology that they may not be able to access. Case in point, j
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Adobe update bug
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
http: arstechnica.com apple 2016 02 warning-bug-in-adobe-creative-cloud-deletes-mac-user-data-without-warning - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
Re: Adobe update bug
by David Lawrence 2 years ago
Yikes! _______________________ David Lawrence art media design research linkedIn: http: lnkd.in Cfz92F vimeo: vimeo.com album 2271696 web: propaganda.com facebook: dlawrence twitter: @dhl
Beware of Adobe Stock Service
by Morten Ranmar 2 years ago
Thought I might explore this new offering, since I needed some stock images, and there was a promise of discount - so I signed up for the minimum of 10 images. Or so I thought. Works out that accordin
Re: Beware of Adobe Stock Service
by David Lawrence 2 years ago
Do you get to keep the images after your subscription expires or do they go poof _______________________ David Lawrence art media design research linkedIn: http: lnkd.in Cfz92F vimeo: vimeo.com album
Adobe's Record Revenue Shows the way to Business Transformation
by walter biscardi 2 years ago
"As we watch organizations like IBM, HP and EMC struggle to transform, Adobe is an interesting contrasting case. It went from selling boxed software to a cloud subscription model in shorter order, and
Re: Adobe's Record Revenue Shows the way to Business Transformation
by David Lawrence 2 years ago
Chris Pettit "You're right. The same arguments advanced by the same group of people. No question about that. Over and over." Just read the comments on that TechCrunch article and it's clear all Adobe
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For you subscribers, are you using Office 365?
by Rich Rubasch 2 years ago
We have been using the older Office 2011 for a while now and it works but wondering if any of you Mac users have moved to Office 365 subscription model and if you like the updates. Assuming since you
Re: For you subscribers, are you using Office 365?
by David Lawrence 2 years ago
Gary Huff "Because they can afford to take their time in forcing everyone onto it eventually." Or maybe because they know they'll completely lose their market to the free competition. _______________
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Advice needed on PC workstation for 8K files in After Effects
by David Lawrence 2 years ago
Hi All, I'm starting a cool new project and need some advice on specing a badass PC workstation for After Effects work. The project involves research, benchmarking and demonstration of the Odyssey VR
Re: Advice needed on PC workstation for 8K files in After Effects
by David Lawrence 2 years ago
Walter Soyka "David, here's another option I'm now considering for our workstations: using the on-board RAID controller with a stack of SSDs, stored in an Icy Dock ToughArmour backplane cage link ."
Does anyone have a better way to reposition keyframed, animated masks?
by David Lawrence 2 years ago
Hi All, I'm wondering if any of you have found a better way to duplicate and reposition keyframed, animated masks on a layer Here's a typical scenario: The frame is a 2048x2048 (2Kx2K) over under L R
Re: Does anyone have a better way to reposition keyframed, animated masks?
by David Lawrence 2 years ago
Walter Soyka "You might consider using an offset duplicate of the masked layer as an alpha track matte." Thanks Walter, I was curious what you might recommend. The problem with an offset duplicate of
Problem Compositing Layers With Matched-framed Feathered Masks
by David Lawrence 2 years ago
Hi All, I'm developing a dynamic linked workflow between Premiere Pro and After Effects for very simple composite images. I've run into a problem in AE compositing match-framed objects with feathered
Re: Problem Compositing Layers With Matched-framed Feathered Masks
by David Lawrence 2 years ago
Walter Soyka "Out of curiosity, what is the last 10% of the challenge that you can't cover in Premiere Maybe someone here would have a suggestion, or maybe there's a good area for a feature request."
Perpetual fallback Licsence
by Chris Pettit 2 years ago
Adobe could do this: https: sales.jetbrains.com hc en-gb articles 204784622-What-is-perpetual-fallback-license
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Re: Perpetual fallback Licsence
by David Lawrence 2 years ago
Tim Wilson "You and my mom. LOL Not much traffic there, I'm afraid, but I sure had fun. I committed myself to doing a tutorial a day, and found a TON of things I'd never explored. Ask me anything. LO
this is a test
by David Lawrence 2 years ago
I want to link to YouTube without embedding. Will this work https: goo.gl lgm1sZ https: www.youtube.com watch v=gxpQ0vnOVNE https: goo.gl KWkykH https: vimeo.com 4398241 _______________________ David
what about animated .gifs?
by David Lawrence 2 years ago
_______________________ David Lawrence art media design research propaganda.com publicmattersgroup.com http: lnkd.in Cfz92F facebook.com dlawrence twitter.com dhl vimeo.com dlawrence albums
Testing...testing... is this thing on???
by David Lawrence 2 years ago
This is a test. This is only a test. I like this video: Sesame Street vs Beastie Boys - Sure Shot mashup (whole song) from Chester Fielder on Vimeo. _______________________ David Lawrence art media de
I just want to see if I can embed a Vimeo clip
by David Lawrence 3 years ago
A+!!! Vimeo works, it just doesn't appear in the preview. Any chance we have Vimeo in the preview Very happy this works! :) Thanks! _______________________ David Lawrence art media design research pr
Does CatDV import FCPX Keyword collections and log notes?
by David Lawrence 3 years ago
I'm interested in CatDV as a possible MAM for material logged in FCPX using keyword collections and log notes. You can read about my logging workflow here: https: forums.creativecow.net readpost 335 7
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Re: Does CatDV import FCPX Keyword collections and log notes?
by Matthew Stamos 3 years ago
I would take a look at these links for Premiere and FCPx to help understand how CatDV might help. The workflow possibilities are immense to say the least! http: www.squarebox.com exchanging-metadata-w
Setting horizontal position of a layer in one comp from null object in other comp
by David Lawrence 3 years ago
Hi All, I need help with a very simple expression: I want to use a null object in a comp as a simple slider to control the horizontal position of a targeted layer in a separate pre-comp. I used the pi
Re: Setting horizontal position of a layer in one comp from null object in other comp
by David Lawrence 3 years ago
Dan Ebberts "Try changing the last line to: temp, value 1 " Perfect! Many thanks! :D _______________________ David Lawrence art media design research propaganda.com publicmattersgroup.com http: lnkd.
Shaky Footage: Warp Stablizer Won't Work for This!
by Lisa Hurley 4 years ago
Okay guys, there may be no solution to this problem, but I'm hoping there may be something to help me out a little. I'm all new to the DSLRs and haven't completely mastered the technique yet, therefor
Re: Shaky Footage: Warp Stablizer Won't Work for This!
by David Lawrence 4 years ago
You might want to give Core Melt's Lock & Load plug-in a try. I find it gives excellent results and is well worth the (low) price. Warp Stabilizer is great but I think Lock & Load is even better. Down
Adobe Premiere Pro team on post chat tomorrow!
by Kevin Monahan 4 years ago
Get your questions answered about Premiere Pro CC tomorrow from 6-7 PM PST. Here's info on how to participate! http: www.aotg.com postchat how-to-participate Kevin Monahan Social Support Lead Adobe Af
Re: Adobe Premiere Pro team on post chat tomorrow!
by David Lawrence 4 years ago
Kevin Monahan "You are going to have to ask them directly. Again, I'm only the support guy around here" Fair enough. BTW Kevin, I just want to say thank you for your ongoing presence and support on t
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Dynamic Link Between Creative Cloud And Creative Suite Applications?
by David Lawrence 4 years ago
Will Dynamic Link work between Creative Cloud And Creative Suite Applications I want to use the next version of Premier Pro but it's unlikely I will subscribe to the entire Creative Cloud collection f
Re: Dynamic Link Between Creative Cloud And Creative Suite Applications?
by David Lawrence 4 years ago
Ann Bens "No. DL only works between apps from the same bundle." Not the answer I was hoping for. Thanks for clarifying, though. _______________________ David Lawrence art media design research propag
Output 5.1 clip without stereo mix down?
by David Lawrence 4 years ago
Hi All, A simple problem I can't figure out: I have an x254 clip with 5.1 audio. I want to simply cut out a section, then output it with everything unchanged. I'm checking "Match Sequence Settings" in
Re: Output 5.1 clip without stereo mix down?
by David Lawrence 4 years ago
Ivan Myles "Was the sequence created with 5.1 audio Here is a tutorial:" Solution was in the first minute of the tutorial. Thank you! _______________________ David Lawrence art media design research
Selecting a clip in the timeline using the keyboard?
by Zack Linderman 4 years ago
hello all, I have a very annoying workflow issue while cutting together certain videos that I make. I'm running Premiere Pro CS6 on Windows 7 and this workflow issue arises when I'm cutting together a
Re: Selecting a clip in the timeline using the keyboard?
by David Lawrence 4 years ago
Kevin Monahan "We do have that command in Premiere Pro CS Next. Just press the D key. It will actually select all under the playhead, depending on how the tracks are selected. Pretty cool! See how fa
Cloud drawbacks as I see them.
by Tom Daigon 4 years ago
Besides technical issues that might make the necessary web connection for the monthly check by Adobe impossible (dead modem - down ISP or cable), the biggest drawback I see is this. When I purchased t
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Re: Cloud drawbacks as I see them.
by David Lawrence 4 years ago
Tom Daigon "David, just a quick aside. It must have been quite an experience working at Lucasfilm when you did." It's not often you get told your job is "to invent the future". For me, even crazier w
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Creative Cloud (again) - Australia, Pricing and Random Thoughts
by Matt Galuszewski 4 years ago
I live in Australia. I need the Mac CS6 Master Collection for which I would pay $3949 for a download from Adobe. This is much more expensive than my friends in the USA would pay. The current download
Re: Creative Cloud (again) - Australia, Pricing and Random Thoughts
by David Lawrence 4 years ago
Aindreas Gallagher "I am a plumber, I have tools - in my toolbox, these tools directly represent my livelihood. the idea that my toolset, the entire toolset can vanish at the quirk of a bank transfer
Cloud question (adobe screwing us?)
by Richard Cardonna 4 years ago
Wil cloud users have special unique features that will not be available to CS7 production premium app owners I ask because of this: Note: With the exception of Retina display support, the new features
Re: Cloud question (everyone take a deep breath and relax.)
by David Lawrence 4 years ago
Looks like we have nothing to worry about. Tom, thank you for pushing the issue and getting an answer. http: forums.adobe.com message 5217645#5217645 _______________________ David Lawrence art media d
FCP X Remote Timeline Viewing (like FCP7 iChat Theatre)
by jp chan 5 years ago
Has anyone found a suitable workaround in FCP X for the iChat theatre functionality that was in FCP 7 I'm in NYC and trying to test remote collaboration with an LA-based editor using FCP X. We've succ
Re: FCP X Remote Timeline Viewing (like FCP7 iChat Theatre)
by David Lawrence 5 years ago
jp chan "I'm surprised more folks haven't missed this feature from FCP7 -- it was a great way to collaborate remotely." Agreed. It's an essential part of the way I collaborate with my partners in LA
Event/Project bloat curtailed?
by Jeremy Garchow 6 years ago
I dont have enough time at the moment to play with the new update, but has the bloat been fixed or optimized Jeremy
Re: Event/Project bloat curtailed?
by David Lawrence 6 years ago
Confirmed. Just tried testing 7toX which uses compound clips to bring in FCP7 sequences. Tried adding and blading a couple sequence CCs in the primary. I kept a finder window open to the side and watc
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