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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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Switching between projects?
by Greg Ball 2 weeks ago
So I have a video I'm working on. It involves multiple interviews and b-roll. I created 2 projects(timelines) so I could add timecode and send them to the client. The goal is to have the client select
Re: Switching between projects?
by Jeff Kirkland 2 weeks ago
I do this regularly for a couple of clients. Assuming you added timecode as a generator or plugin to the timeline rather than just burning it in on the render, if you make a compound clip of the timel
Is it possible to keep metadata transferring to Premiere or Avid?
by Noam Osband 2 weeks ago
I've been working on a project for a while and am going to hand if off to an editor. I work in FCP X. The editor does not. I've spent too much time keywording and metadating the footage. If I use a pr
Re: Is it possible to keep metadata transferring to Premiere or Avid?
by Jeff Kirkland 2 weeks ago
I think it might be possible between FCPX and Avid at least, using Shot Notes X app. There was a Macbreak Studio episode on round-tripping metadata between FCPX and Avid. https: www.youtube.com watch
"Leave files in place" when importing files in iMovie?
by Philip Nidler 3 weeks ago
I know this forum is only for FCPX but I just want to know if the "leave files in place" option is also available in iMovie It seems like it is only "copy to library" or is there a way to go around it
Re: "Leave files in place" when importing files in iMovie?
by Jeff Kirkland 3 weeks ago
Haven't used it in a while but as far as I'm aware, no - everything gets copied intto it's library. ---- Jeff Kirkland Video Producer & Cinematographer Hobart, Tasmania Twitter: @jeffkirkland
Recording Video Calls On Facebook Messenger
by Gerry Fraiberg 4 weeks ago
Not directly FCP X related, but what do you use to record Facebook Messenger video calls I'm starting a project that will involve interviews at a distance. Budget doesn't allow for travel or hiring cr
Re: Recording Video Calls On Facebook Messenger
by Jeff Kirkland 4 weeks ago
I use iShowU for screen recording but I'd think even the screen recorder built into macOS would do the job. ---- Jeff Kirkland Video Producer & Cinematographer Hobart, Tasmania Twitter: @jeffkirkland
Looking For Best CD/BluRay DVD Authoring Software?
by Ray Sherman 4 weeks ago
Hi, I'm having a hard time finding decent CD BluRay DVD read write Authoring Software. I was under the impression that Roxio Toast 18 Pro would be a the way to go but, unfortunately I've seen some peo
Re: Looking For Best CD/BluRay DVD Authoring Software?
by Jeff Kirkland 4 weeks ago
I missed the CD part. I've always used Toast for audio CDs and never had an issue but I haven't upgraded in a few years so maybe the newer version introduced some bugs ---- Jeff Kirkland Video Produce
Delete Grey Position Block
by Chris Dutton 1 month ago
Hi I am pretty new to FCPX so learning as I go along. I watched a tutorial on fulltime filmmaker and he was going through every clip he had taken and ones he liked he moved above to show which to keep
Re: Delete Grey Position Block
by Jeff Kirkland 1 month ago
As others have pointed out, you've sort of backed yourself into a corner with FCPX by approaching things the way you have. The number one bit of advice for anyone new to the app is to be careful about
Exporting 1080p Source Video as 4k? (Bitrate limitations and mp4 export quality)
by Rich Yang 1 month ago
Hey guys, so I have a bit of a dilemma, very new to this so sorry for the ignorance. I have a MP4 1080p source video that is at 60 mbps for bitrate and I'm editing it in FCPX. The issue is the max set
Re: Exporting 1080p Source Video as 4k? (Bitrate limitations and mp4 export quality)
by Jeff Kirkland 1 month ago
It's probably easier to export the file as ProRes then use a different encoder to get the higher bitrate. Haven't got it here to look but Handbrake should let you go to 60mbs and from memory, Resolve
FCPX library size
by Andrew Johnstone 1 month ago
Hi All, I am about to start work on a feature doc and much of it will be shot in 4k. With that in mind I am looking for advice on max library file sizes for FCPX. I have spent the last 18 months using
Re: FCPX library size
by Jeff Kirkland 1 month ago
If you have background rendering on, FCPX's cache files can get massive if you don't remember to delete unused render files from time to time. ---- Jeff Kirkland Video Producer & Cinematographer Hobar
Final Cut Pro X on Macbook Air 4K Video Editing
by Miguel Sonza 1 month ago
I'm planning on buying a MacBook Air 2015, 2016, or 2017 depending on what is available at the time. At the current pricing in the second hand market, they are ranging from $520 - $640 converted (In m
Re: Final Cut Pro X on Macbook Air 4K Video Editing
by Jeff Kirkland 1 month ago
I used my 2013 MacBook Air to edit from time to time. You can get away with it at full 4k if you only have one or two streams of video and can definitely do it if you go with a proxy workflow. The onl
Manual equivalent of "Auto Sync Audio"?
by Jeff Kirkland 3 months ago
Hi All, Is there a way to manually do what "auto sync audio" does i.e. append or replace the clip's embedded audio track. I have a bin with about 80 clips and 12 of those won't sync even though I can
Re: Manual equivalent of "Auto Sync Audio"?
by Jeff Kirkland 3 months ago
Brilliant! Thanks for the info. I'll check out the use manual now I know what I'm looking for. ---- Jeff Kirkland Video Producer & Cinematographer Hobart, Tasmania Twitter: @jeffkirkland
FCPX now the only major NLE without BRAW support
by Craig Seeman 5 months ago
ProRes Raw and Blackmagic Raw Expand Platforms, (But Not With Each Other) https: nofilmschool.com 2019 09 prores-raw-and-blackmagic-raw-expand-platforms-not-each-other BMD releases free BRAW plugin fo
Re: FCPX now the only major NLE without BRAW support
by Jeff Kirkland 5 months ago
Robin S. Kurz "I've edited cDNG sequences many times over in both FCP and Motion." Have I missed something Last time I tried, you had to do a whole lot of messing around because FCPX saw the cDNG fol
4K in a 1080p project?
by Larry Watts 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 3 years ago
Good point :-) ---- Jeff Kirkland Video Producer & Cinematographer Melbourne, Australia Twitter: @jeffkirkland
Where's your footage coming from?
by Tim Wilson 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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
GH4 footage darker than LCD screen
by Andy Jarvis 5 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 8 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 8 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 11 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 11 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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