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Video producer & cinematographer
I shoot & edit documentary style corporates, TVCs, & occasional short film.
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Plugins slow down FCP
by debra ondo 3 days ago
Hello, I have a new Macbook Pro, running Sierra v. 10.12.6. 16GB memory. 2.8 intel core i7 processor. I just purchased several plugins - and in trying to use the photo montage plugins, my computer com
Re: Plugins slow down FCP
by Jeff Kirkland 6 hours ago
Performance would depend on the number and size of the images and the performance of the plugins as much as the speed of the hard drive but they re all interrelated. What plugins in particular are you
Can I rename clips on the root level?
by Noam Osband 10 hours ago
I have some imported clips in FCP X. I want to rename them but I want the renaming to also impact them at the root level (in the original media folder). Is there a way to do that I've looked online an
Re: Can I rename clips on the root level?
by Jeff Kirkland 6 hours ago
Not that I know of. It s just a part of the workflow that you need to rename the files before import. Renaming the files at the finder level is always going to mean having to re-import into FCPX as th
Hand off long project to editor in another state
by Larry Watts 5 days ago
I have this documentary that is over two hours and quite complex. I am going to hand it off to an editor in another state. When I began the project I imported all the footage onto a single large raid
Re: Hand off long project to editor in another state
by Jeff Kirkland 5 days ago
I've no idea what Larry Jordan says but I'd personally copy all the footage along with the library to a new hard drive. Test that it's all there by disconnecting the other drives and opening the proje
Synching Audio On A Project Timeline that Has Already Been Created?
by Daniel Thomas 1 week ago
I have a big problem. I am well into a project in FCPX with video clips that had in camera sound only. I know you can t auto synch video and audio in the timeline, so I had a solution in mind. I had i
Re: Synching Audio On A Project Timeline that Has Already Been Created?
by Jeff Kirkland 5 days ago
In that case, I don t think there s anything you can do but suck it up and do to the long way and remember for next time that it always pays to test a workflow rather than assume something s going to
Function to Auto Trim Synchronized Clip?
by Daniel Thomas 6 days ago
I have a lot of work to do that will involve synching very tiny slices of video with huge sound files with a sychronized clip or multicam clip. Is there a way to autotrim the clip to only be the lengt
Re: Function to Auto Trim Synchronized Clip?
by Jeff Kirkland 5 days ago
For a scenario like this, I d use Pluraleyes to sync the video and audio as it can create new individual clips with the updated audio. haven t used it in a long time so I can t remember if it can send
FCPX XML to Da Vinci Resolve missing clips issues
by leigh pugin 1 week ago
Hi All Hi everyone I have edited a full 47min documentary in FCPX with the Sony A7's MP4 files. The footage is shot in 4k and I have only created proxy media with them. I have also copied my files to
Re: FCPX XML to Da Vinci Resolve missing clips issues
by Jeff Kirkland 1 week ago
One trick for seamless media management within Resolve is to bring all the media in first, then the XML. If all the media doesn t have unique names then make sure to tell Resolve to keep the folder st
Final Cut Pro video rendering error -50
by Justin Lawton 1 week ago
HEEEELP!! The client is waiting for their video but I can't seem to render it I keep getting this same message... I am using FCP 10.4 and my laptop specs are posted below Would love some help with thi
Re: Final Cut Pro video rendering error -50
by Jeff Kirkland 1 week ago
Probably something in the cache has corrupted. You might try deleting any background render files and turning off background render so they don t get recreated, then trying again. Also copying and pas
What is the cache? can I get rid of it to make room on a drive? What else can I erase - to make space?
by cybil lake 1 week ago
What is the cache can I get rid of it to make room on a drive Also, what CAN I get rid of to make room thank you! ;-)
Re: What is the cache? can I get rid of it to make room on a drive? What else can I erase - to make space?
by Jeff Kirkland 1 week ago
The cache is all,of the temporary files FCPX creates as you work on a project, including background rendered files, optical flow data, etc. you can clean out background rendered files via the option i
4K in a 1080p project?
by Larry Watts 3 months ago
I have two questions: 1. I have a 1080 P project with most of the footage shot a 1080 x 1920 but have some interviews I need to intersperse which are 4K. (Both have the same frame rate) The 4K will be
Re: 4K in a 1080p project?
by Noah Kadner 3 months ago
If you go to Proxy in a 1080p timeline everything should look solid enough for cutting whether it's 1080p or 4K to begin with. I personally wouldn't go messing around with making my own proxies- more
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Vertical Video: Just say No!
by Ned Miller 1 year 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: Just say No!
by Jeff Kirkland 1 year ago
This article may be of interest. The BBC are now supporting vertical video in their phone app because it provides a better user experience for the 60% of viewers who consume it on a mobile phone. http
Suddenly being moderated
by Jeff Kirkland 2 years ago
Hi COW Team, I'm completely baffled as to why my posts are suddenly being moderated. I've been an active poster and, as far as I know, I've done nothing but post helpful advice for Final Cut Pro X use
Re: Suddenly being moderated
by Jeff Kirkland 1 year ago
Good point :-) ---- Jeff Kirkland Video Producer & Cinematographer Melbourne, Australia Twitter: @jeffkirkland
Where's your footage coming from?
by Tim Wilson 2 years ago
A little bit of general conversation to throw in the mix: Are you shooting it yourself Are clients bringing it to you Are you part of an editorial team on the post side of a production, production com
Re: Where's your footage coming from?
by Jeff Kirkland 2 years ago
As a solo creative, i shoot most of my own footage but there are projects where I act more as producer director and will send others to do the shooting. I also have several clients that I just edit fo
Semi-OT: Is it time to just call it "FCP" again?
by William Davis 2 years ago
With Apple dropping the "X" branding from its OS releases, is it time to do the same with Final Cut Pro X I think a half decade is enough time for the world to get used to the fact that FCPX was a gia
Re: Semi-OT: Is it time to just call it "FCP" again?
by Jeff Kirkland 2 years ago
Personally, I just edit in Final Cut. I leave which version to their imagination...
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100 percent display size wierdness (too small)
by Jeff Baker 2 years ago
For some reason, the quicktime player, Actual Size playback is much larger than the 100% size in the FCPX display window. The source size is 1080P in a 1080P timeline. The display setting for the moni
Re: 100 percent display size wierdness (too small)
by Jeff Kirkland 2 years ago
I don't think anything has changed. You either run the monitor in 4k and grab a magnifying glass, or you scale the output in preferences so OS X treats it like a retina display. Jeff Kirkland Video Pr
OT: Sending 65GBs over the interwebs
by Jeremy Garchow 2 years ago
Does anyone know of a service that allows accelerated uploads of giant files (2 file totaling 65ish GBs), a link for download, and NOT have a monthly subscription fee
Re: OT: Sending 65GBs over the interwebs
by Jeff Kirkland 2 years ago
The Bittorent solution might take a little more to set up but once that's done a client shouldn't have to do more than click on a link to launch the torrent app and then select where to save the file.
can I edit my own posts?
by Jeff Kirkland 2 years ago
This is a test post to see if I can edit my own posts.... Jeff Kirkland Video Producer Southern Creative Media Melbourne Australia www.southerncreative.com.au G+: http: gplus.to jeffkirkland Twitter:
Roles based mixer
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
A lot of us would like to see Apple develop a roles-based mixer as a feature within FCPX. If that doesn't happen, would this be something that could be developed as a plug-in or some sort of applicati
Re: Roles based mixer
by Jeff Kirkland 2 years ago
I'd argue that 90% of FCPX users don't need more than I described and Apple have a tendency to leave that last 10% to other apps. Jeff Kirkland Video Producer Southern Creative Media Melbourne Austral
Audio mixer coming?
by Loren Risker 2 years ago
https: www.cinema5d.com final-cut-pro-x-roles-audio-mixer-possibly-on-its-way I think I'd prefer easier integration with Logic, but this could be pretty useful for quick projects. ------------- OutOfF
Re: Audio mixer coming?
by Jeff Kirkland 2 years ago
I'm told that Apple applied for the roles-based audio mixing patent in 2011 and I suspect they were waiting for the patent to be granted before we had any chance of seeing it implemented, so let's hop
Bug or problem my end?
by James Ewart 2 years ago
Hi when exporting a still image I get the wheel of death if I try and change the name before hitting save. No problems when I don't change the name. Is this a bug
Re: Bug or problem my end?
by Jeff Kirkland 2 years ago
Nope. Works like a charm for me. Jeff Kirkland Video Producer Southern Creative Media Melbourne Australia www.southerncreative.com.au G+: http: gplus.to jeffkirkland Twitter: @jeffkirkland
GH4 footage darker than LCD screen
by Andy Jarvis 2 years ago
I am new to the GH4 and have just shot a low light music video. The footage looked great when I was shooting but when I put the card into my computer from then on the footage looks much darker - it lo
Re: GH4 footage darker than LCD screen
by Jeff Kirkland 2 years ago
In terms of grading. the GH4 is a very noisy camera. Set it up wrong or underexpose by more than a stop or two and you've got a real headache. Looking at that particular image I'd probably just use a
Blemish on image
by Doug Swift 3 years ago
I have a spot on the lower left corner of my videos which, at first, I thought was dust or dirt on the lens. But I have cleaned the uv protoector thoroughly, then went on to clean the lens as well, re
Re: Blemish on image
by Jeff Kirkland 3 years ago
My best guess would be dirt on the sensor. Maybe something that's not going to budge with just blowing on it. I used to see that all the time with my Sony FS100. It seemed to constantly attract dust a
Cinelike D in it's flattest setting does not capture color information on the GH4?
by Gabriel Zybutz 3 years ago
I have some shots taken on an overcast, particularly grey day using the GH4 in the cinelike D picture style with everything barring hue and saturation turned all the way down. Hue was at 0 while satur
Re: Cinelike D in it's flattest setting does not capture color information on the GH4?
by Jeff Kirkland 3 years ago
I'm not sure you could expect much else if you decided to shoot pseudo flat on a grey, overcast, low contrast day. Especially if your white balance was off kilter when you shot the footage. Sometimes
10.2 - Customize Default Smart Collections
by Loren Risker 3 years ago
My normal go to smart collection is for synchronized clips and I would love to have that in every single library automatically. Has anyone figured out a way to customize the new default smart collecti
Re: 10.2 - Customize Default Smart Collections
by Jeremy Garchow 3 years ago
I would make a library as a template with all the collections you want, and every new library you start would be a dupe of that template. Otherwise, that's a good feature request.
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What do most of you do when it comes to archiving old projects?
by Pete Johnson 4 years ago
Since some projects can become very large what do most of you do when it comes to archiving old projects Do you have a bunch of hard drives on the shelf or are you selective in what you archive and de
Re: What do most of you do when it comes to archiving old projects?
by Scott Witthaus 4 years ago
I budget in a USB3 drive or equivalent to each project. At the end of a project I copy and archive all the assets to that drive and hand it over to the client. For smaller jobs, multiples may be put o
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2014, New Year Resolute: FORUM NAME CHANGE
by Franz Bieberkopf 4 years ago
It's 2014. I'll again attempt to push the forum beyond "yea" and "nay", as I feel the potential of this forum is slowly slipping away. I'm not sure who thinks the debate over X is the best catalyst of
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Jeff Kirkland liked this 4 years ago
Re: 2014, New Year Resolute: FORUM NAME CHANGE
by Walter Soyka 4 years ago
Mark Snow "Where is that mock-up " I think he's talking about this: http: forums.creativecow.net thread 335 43284#43315 Walter Soyka Principal & Designer at Keen Live Motion Graphics, Widescreen Even
News: OS X Mavericks Available Today Free from the Mac App Store
by Cow News Droid 4 years ago
(San Francisco, California--October 22, 2013) Apple today announced that OS X Mavericks, the 10th major release of the world s most advanced desktop operating system, is available for free from the Ma
Re: News: OS X Mavericks Available Today Free from the Mac App Store
by Jeff Kirkland 4 years ago
You can switch the old behaviour back on in preferences but you lose new multi-monitor features. It'll behave exactly like OS X does now. Jeff Kirkland Video Producer Southern Creative Media Melbourne
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Intensity Pro Extended Desktop on a Mac
by Jeff Kirkland 6 years ago
Just downloaded the latest drivers on the hopes of using my Intesity Pro to drive the second desktop display for my FCPX workstation but the option isn't available in the Black Magic preferences. Has
Re: Intensity Pro Extended Desktop on a Mac
by Chris Henderson 6 years ago
Tried it. Did not work on Driver pack 9.5.2 as a plain ol' extended desktop. The Blackmagic Design System Preferences panel did not show anything described in the manual. Chris.
Intensity Pro No HDMI Out
by Jeff Kirkland 8 years ago
Hi All, Just bought an Intensity Pro and for the life of me I can't get HDMI out to work. I have a Mac Pro, OS X 10.5.7, Final Cut 7. I am testing by using the Black Magic playback software into an LC
Re: Intensity Pro No HDMI Out
by Jeff Kirkland 8 years ago
Thanks for the reply, If we're talking OS X control panel, then I only get two output choices and both of those include HDMI. It's currently set to HDMI + Y,YB,YR (or similar - not at the computer rig
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