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Video producer & cinematographer
I shoot & edit documentary style corporates, TVCs, & occasional short film.
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July 31st 2009
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Replacing temp stock music?
by Mark Smith 2 weeks ago
I have a couple of project that use stock music from Pond 5 . I used the watermarked pond 5 cuts in the projects and now have to replace with purchased version of same cuts. Could I Delete the pond 5
Re: Replacing temp stock music?
by Jeff Kirkland 2 weeks ago
* missed that someone already said this... The best way to approach using stock music is to put the music in a compound clip before you start. Edit with the compound clip, then you can just replace th
Green screen question
by Ty Ford 2 weeks ago
Hi, I have just bought a package from Virtual Set Labs that I like. In some of their backgrounds, a "TV Screen" swings in. If I want to put video on the screen, do I have to program in the changes to
Re: Green screen question
by Jeff Kirkland 2 weeks ago
From what you're saying, what you're wanting to do is track and corner pin the inserted video. Motion can do it or you'll need a plugin like maybe TrackX to do it in FCPX. ---- Jeff Kirkland Video Pro
workflow for editing multiple takes of one scene
by Kyrina Bluerose 1 month ago
I have 5 takes of one scene. In music, the audio lines up perfectly (auto or manual synch) for multicam editing, but in acting, the timing changes. Would I put a marker on each clip for each line and
Re: workflow for editing multiple takes of one scene
by Jeff Kirkland 1 month ago
This is one place to use auditions. Stack the takes up and switch as you play. Personally though., I tend to just drop the best take on the timeline and grab bits of other takes as needed to replace t
How come Final Cut won't recognize RGB and alpha transparency from video rendered in Aftereffects?
by Hilary Tsai 1 month ago
I made an animation in Aftereffects to be exported and brought into FinalCut to be used as a layover on top of my video. (just a little animation that plays over top of the video I've already loaded i
Re: How come Final Cut won't recognize RGB and alpha transparency from video rendered in Aftereffects?
by Jeff Kirkland 1 month ago
Have you tried changing the Alpha Handling settings in the info panel ---- Jeff Kirkland Video Producer & Cinematographer Hobart, Tasmania Twitter: @jeffkirkland
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How to change IN and OUT point from inside compound clip?
by Xavier Paredes 1 month ago
Is there a way to change the IN and OUT points (white vertical lines) while you are inside a compound clip Please see screenshot. By the way, is there a shortcut to move the play head to these IN and
Re: How to change IN and OUT point from inside compound clip?
by Jeff Kirkland 1 month ago
The lines represent the edit points of the compound clip as set by dragging the ends of the compound clip from the outside. Just curious what you'd want to change that from inside the clip rather than
When I export to XML, is FCP X adding to clip length??
by Noam Osband 2 months ago
I've been editing podcasts using FCP X. I set them up in FCP X, and then I export to Logic for fine tuning and mixing. It works great, but I've noticed sometimes when I export, it seems like FCP X is
Re: When I export to XML, is FCP X adding to clip length??
by Jeff Kirkland 1 month ago
FCPX doesn't add any handles to your edits - I'd think it's more likely that Logic isn't interpreting the cuts as precisely as FCPX. ---- Jeff Kirkland Video Producer & Cinematographer Hobart, Tasmani
Cross dissolve on FCPX titles
by Peter Sandeen 1 month ago
I'm an amateur with FCPX and new here, too. But I've tried everything I can think of and searched for the answer multiple times with no luck. I typically use plenty of titles and want to cross-dissolv
Re: Cross dissolve on FCPX titles
by Jeff Kirkland 1 month ago
Select one of the edges where the titles meet and press +t to add the dissolve. ---- Jeff Kirkland Video Producer & Cinematographer Hobart, Tasmania Twitter: @jeffkirkland
Plural Eyes vs FCP X sync
by Ty Ford 2 months ago
Hi, Does anyone have an opinion as to how better or worse the FCP X ability to sync clips is to Plural Eyes Thanks, Ty Ford Cow Audio Forum Leader Want better production audio : Ty Ford 's Audio Bootc
Re: Plural Eyes vs FCP X sync
by Jeff Kirkland 2 months ago
I've used both and Pluraleyes has more features and *maybe* an edge over FCPX in terms of syncing but FCPX works for me 99% of the time. I think I'd only jump to Pluraleyes if I needed one of the thin
Insert clip without losing sync
by brianlaz 2 months ago
I'm embarrassed to ask this question, because it seems like it should be easy to figure out, and because I've been editing on FCPX for long enough that it seems crazy I don't know it. But I looked pre
Re: Insert clip without losing sync
by Jeff Kirkland 2 months ago
The only time everything s not going to move the way you want is if the connected clip s actual connection is downstream of the clip you re inserting, in which case it will stay with it s parent and e
How does FCPX handle relinking project media (moving between computers)
by Brandon Lanski 2 months ago
Was given a project with about 3tb of footage, worked on it for a few days just fine, but my mac had a bad crash and some files were corrupted. "Not so bad!" I thought "I got the original hard drive t
Re: How does FCPX handle relinking project media (moving between computers)
by Jeff Kirkland 2 months ago
Like I said, FCPX hard codes the location of everything and is really fussy about what it considers the same file to be. The waveforms it generated and cached were associated with the clips on the ext
4K in a 1080p project?
by Larry Watts 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 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 2 years ago
Good point :-) ---- Jeff Kirkland Video Producer & Cinematographer Melbourne, Australia Twitter: @jeffkirkland
Where's your footage coming from?
by Tim Wilson 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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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Re: 2014, New Year Resolute: FORUM NAME CHANGE
by Walter Soyka 5 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 5 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 5 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 7 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 7 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 9 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 9 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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