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jon smitherton

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March 15th 2007
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DJI drone footage aliasing
by philip john 4 years ago
Hi im working with some DJI drone footage at 25fps upper field 1080i with a HD colour profile 1-1-1. H264 compression - almost forgot that bit. When i view the native camera file via quicktime player
Re: DJI drone footage aliasing
by jon smitherton 4 years ago
Had this problem the other month with DJI footage. There is no solution unless you deliver progressive - is that an option Tried all the plugs BCC etc...got some mediocre results. Basically the camera
FCP-X for documentaries (with details)
by Bill Davis 4 years ago
As I recently posted on FCP.co... Wait, I'm confused. I've heard that FCP X is is good for some workflows but not for others. Folks say you can successfully cut Movies and Commercials and Corporate Wo
Re: FCP-X for documentaries (with details)
by jon smitherton 4 years ago
I cut this 6 half hour doco series for Al Jazeera on 10.0.9 - 2 years ago: http: www.aljazeera.com programmes wildlife-warzone 2013 09 2013917141359391317.html There were 62 shoot days - the biggest h
Creating an Alpha Channel in Avid MC 8
by Gil Litver 4 years ago
Is it possible in MC 8 to created a quicktime with an Alpha Channel I have a sequence with built in lower thirds and titles and am trying to bring it in to the Nucoda Film Master. It would be great if
Re: Creating an Alpha Channel in Avid MC 8
by jon smitherton 4 years ago
http: www.avidblogs.com media-composer-8-4-download-now-available You can apparently using version 8.4: Alpha Support for Quicktime DNxHR Timelines that contain alpha channels can now be exported as Q
Someone give me quaintifiable evidence of FCPX market penetration. Features. Industrials. Commercials. Weddings. Where?
by TImothy Auld 5 years ago
And if everyone puts so much stock in this Focus release then why in the hell is it not on the FCPX action page Tim
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Re: Someone give me quaintifiable evidence of FCPX market penetration. Features. Industrials. Commercials. Weddings. Where?
by jon smitherton 5 years ago
Cut this 6 part series for Al Jazeera in FCPX: http: www.aljazeera.com programmes wildlife-warzone The most that I can say is that after getting used to for a couple of weeks, it is an extremely fast
Making a multiclip with Camera angle stopping
by jon smitherton 5 years ago
Hi, I'm Trying to create a multiclip at the moment. The camera people buttoned on off during the shoot generating multiple clips. All up I have 30 corresponding clips to 4 different angles. I have ass
Re: Making a multiclip with Camera angle stopping
by jon smitherton 5 years ago
As I thought. Thanks Shane.
3rd party noise plugin?
by James Culbertson 5 years ago
Can anyone recommend a good quality 3rd party noise removal plugin that works well in FCPX
Re: 3rd party noise plugin?
by jon smitherton 5 years ago
http: www.neatvideo.com Jon
Modify Time Code of Source Clip
by Chad Smith 5 years ago
I have done some searching however have not found an answer. Is there a way to modify time code in FCPX like you could in FCP7 For instance load up a clip and look at the iPad running movie slate and
Re: Modify Time Code of Source Clip
by jon smitherton 5 years ago
Sync by in point or try iTimeize: http: timecodesoftware.com itimeize Jon
Prores deliveries not making me happy - Glitches
by Frank Gothmann 5 years ago
For quite a while now we are seeing some weird Prores (regular, HQ as well as 4444) glitches with material coming to us from a wide variety of sources, some of them very high profile Hollywood labs. I
Re: Prores deliveries not making me happy - Glitches
by jon smitherton 5 years ago
Here you go- Perian and FX Factory perhaps http: www.dvinfo.net forum final-cut-pro-x 512708-fcp-x-10-0-7-a.html
This was cut on FCPX
by jon smitherton 6 years ago
A friend cut this 6 x 30 min eps for Al Jazeera on FCPX: http: www.aljazeera.com programmes wildlife-warzone Seems pretty pro to me. He is promising a blog soon. Jon.
Wacom tablets
by James Ewart 6 years ago
I have purchased a Wacom Bamboo to try and save m rotator cuff. What I dislike about it is the cursor is very "drifty"...this is what I have always hated about PCs when I have had to work with them...
Re: Wacom tablets
by jon smitherton 6 years ago
Try changing to 'mouse' mode in prefs - a lot easier. Jon
Group external audio to secondary storyline
by jon smitherton 6 years ago
Hi Is there a way to group sync audio to a secondary storyline without compounding Kind of like like fcp7 did with link clips - command L Cheers, Jon.
Re: Group external audio to secondary storyline
by jon smitherton 6 years ago
Nikolas B urle "You simply need to rename your compounds so you don't have to keep de-nesting." We have 68 shoot days in this doco, with say 10 sync timelines and and under 20 shots on each sync time
One 'poster frame' in Filmstrip view in Timeline
by jon smitherton 6 years ago
Hi, Cutting a multicam music video and am having trouble seeing where my cuts are due to the filmstrip. I'd just like to see one like FCP7 does... The 'Show Fewer Filmstrip Frames Command-Shift-Comma
Re: One 'poster frame' in Filmstrip view in Timeline
by Andy Neil 6 years ago
What Bret is saying is that what you ask isn't possible currently. Be sure to fill out a Feature Request under the "Provide FCP Feedback" selection in the FCP menu. I'm sure Apple would love to hear f
Wacom Intuos 5 & MC 6.5 problems
by jon smitherton 6 years ago
Hi, Just wondering if anyone has found a fix for Wacom Intuos 5 problems It's does strange things like resizing windows when scrubbing on timeline and sometimes single click doesn't register and you h
Re: Wacom Intuos 5 & MC 6.5 problems
by jon smitherton 6 years ago
Hi Daniel, Specifically - pressing track selection or scrubbing on timeline, I have to double click instead of single click, also dragging and resizing bins is unusable - these work fine in the deskto
Editing HD in a SD timeline (delivery in SD)
by Oscar Gotti 6 years ago
Hello, I have a video to edit, which is going to be broadcast delivered in SD. But the footage is in HD. The producer prepped an SD timeline for me to edit the HD footage on... Is it better to edit th
Re: Editing HD in a SD timeline (delivery in SD)
by jon smitherton 6 years ago
FCP is smart, it fits the HD video into the SD frame. If you double click the clip in the timeline it should say something like 53.33% - lots of room for scaling from a MS to CU. Yeah, will render fas
2005-fcp 5, 2012-fcpX
by craig slattery 7 years ago
In 2005 I started cutting films for The Culture Show at the BBC. I'd been brought over by a colleague to help with the move from Avid to FCP5. Back then, we were one of the first transmission critical
Re: 2005-fcp 5, 2012-fcpX
by jon smitherton 7 years ago
Chris Harlan "it can take for waveforms to redrawn on long timelines can be very annoying unless you have "Show Marked Waveforms" enabled. I don't know if you know about that option, since you left i
I think the time of the large tower are coming to an end - and the bloated software suits with it :-)
by Carsten Orlt 7 years ago
http: www.sonnettech.com product echoexpresschassis.html Why on earth would you build a large, limited number of slots tower when you can do all the expansion via Thunderbolt now Might not be fully bu
Re: I think the time of the large tower are coming to an end - and the bloated software suits with it :-)
by jon smitherton 7 years ago
Shane Ross "Copy and paste clip properties." This has now been implemented in 10.0.6 - and you can actually select which plug-ins you want to paste. Nice feature. Shane Ross " The ability to deactiva
Didn't realise Walter Biscardi was endorsing FCPX?
by jon smitherton 7 years ago
http: www.youtube.com watch v=5ZCRMJ4PTlU
Re: Didn't realise Walter Biscardi was endorsing FCPX?
by Joseph Nilo 7 years ago
Shane's right- interviews were conducted long before FCPX release. FCPX was new when we cut those promos. Joseph Nilo HiLo Media www.hilomedia.com
Can MacBook Pro handle 250 hours of ProRes Footage to edit
by Kozo Okumura 7 years ago
I have been away of from FCP these days and have some questions. I have a friend who has the footage of 250 hours of 1080p footage which she is going to convert to ProRes, which will be 16TB. she has
Re: Can MacBook Pro handle 250 hours of ProRes Footage to edit
by jon smitherton 7 years ago
Tom Matthies "Do you need to export OMF's for audio sweetening " http: x2pro.net :)
Circular Mask
by jon smitherton 7 years ago
Hi Is there a simple way to add a circular mask with a feather in FCPX I've tried Simon's Shape Mask (there is no feather) and 8 point mask. (no on-screen controls showing up in 10.0.4). Cheers, Jon
Re: Circular Mask
by jon smitherton 7 years ago
Oh yeah - gotta love this feature. Thought it would be a standard effect. Thanks Andy. Jon
Native OMF export support needed
by Oliver Peters 7 years ago
There is currently no reliable way to get an export of OMF. AD broke after the first update. No native support. No direct third party support. Xto7 has had an ongoing battle with the nature of FCP X's
Re: Native OMF export support needed
by jon smitherton 7 years ago
Quite honestly I don't know if I'd use an audio facility that is still on Pro Tools 6.1 or earlier. http: www.avid.com us products DigiTranslator Actually we were using a guy that was several versions
Matching settings, still have to render every clip.
by Diego Andres Delfino 7 years ago
Hi everyone! I am writing about something that is driving me insane. I am setting up a new default project in Final Cut Pro, and importing video files to it. Whenever I try to place one of these impor
Re: Matching settings, still have to render every clip.
by jon smitherton 7 years ago
You have to transcode the H264 clips to Prores. Jon
Wacom Tablet with NLE?
by Stephanie Joan 7 years ago
I'm thinking of getting a Wacom tablet for use in video editing, but seeing as I've never used one, I thought I'd ask if anyone here could tell me their experiences using a pen tablet tool with FCP (o
Re: Wacom Tablet with NLE?
by jon smitherton 7 years ago
Hi Stephanie, By all means get one! I had an operation on a ganglian - a deformed muscle on my tendon - due to mouse work. A good tip is to use it in mouse mode instead of pen mode - it saves you a lo
Export *OFFLINE* EDL from *ONLINE* Edit
by Nikos Papadopoulos 7 years ago
Hello all. I need your help with this: I have 3TB of Prores footage that I have been editing online in native resolution. After several months of editing I cut down the project to 2 hours and decided
Re: Export *OFFLINE* EDL from *ONLINE* Edit
by jon smitherton 7 years ago
Hi, You can Media Manage the sequence with handles and see what size it is to send to them on a drive. 1 Hr Prores HQ HD video is 224 GB so with say 4 sec handles it maybe 100 GB or so more. I would t
FCP X - poor render and export quality - pixelated edges
by Matt Stevenson 8 years ago
So I've been getting used to FCP X and trying to give it a go. Sure there's quirks and bugs and it snags, but overall it's getting the job done well. I'm running into a problem when I export a project
Re: FCP X - poor render and export quality - pixelated edges
by jon smitherton 8 years ago
Looks like an interlace problem to me - as HDV is interlaced - have you de-interlaced on export Jon
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Match frame keeping In and Out
by jon smitherton 8 years ago
Hi Just wondering if there is a way AVID (MC 5.5.2) can keep the in and outs when using match frame I've tried assigning the Alt command (on a PC) but its not happening: http: www.geniusdv.com weblog
Re: Match frame keeping In and Out
by Andrew McKee 8 years ago
This worked in previous versions but not in 5. Its a known bug, I believe. Andrew McKee Editor Colourist Avid Certified Instructor - MC5.5 Apple Certified Trainer - FCP7 Pixelwizard.net
AJA Support
by Dale Robinson 8 years ago
http: www.aja.com pdf FCP_X_and_AJA.pdf
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Re: AJA Support
by Andrew Kimery 8 years ago
The AJA paper didn't really instill any relief on my end. Video monitoring to a broadcast monitor is preview quality only (basically extended desktop) and in order to lay off to tape I have to export
Big dissappoint for professionals!!
by Tom Daigon 8 years ago
FCP X, what a big disappointment. Adobe here I come! At least they listen to their users and implement what professionals with diverse projects NEED! Tom Daigon Avid DS FCP After Effects Editor www.hd
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Re: Big dissappoint for professionals!!
by gary adcock 8 years ago
Al Bergstein "This is about tools folks, not religious artifacts. FCP is not the Shroud of Turin." Damn you AL, Now I have to clean the coffee off my laptop. Seems like a religious debate based on th
xml i/o
by Nigel Thompson 8 years ago
Can someone tell me if there is XML i o if not ill start using expletives HVX200, RED ONE, FCS and more, High End, Production & Post Production in the Caribbean www.bistt.com
Re: xml i/o
by Nigel Thompson 8 years ago
SO How THE @)*(&*^*^ am i supposed to send audio to our sound department for scoring WTF !!!!!! and supposed for some strange psychotic reason i wanna use another app and need to send video over to it
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"no timecode controlled positioning of output to tape"
by jon smitherton 8 years ago
http: www.larryjordan.biz goodies blog.html Say WHAT No printing to HDCAM SR for mastering because of lack of RS422 support That is indeed NUTS!
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Re: "no timecode controlled positioning of output to tape"
by Lou Borella 8 years ago
Other than firewire, there has never been support for tape based input output in ANY version of Final Cut. You have always needed to buy 3rd party hardware to get any form of tape based deckcontrol or
New FCP to arrive this Spring!
by Chuck Purnell 8 years ago
Here is a link someone just posted on Twitter saying a revamped Final Cut Pro is due out sometime this Spring!! http: www.tuaw.com 2011 02 23 dramatic-and-ambitious-new-final-cut-pro-to-debut-this-spr
Re: New FCP to arrive this Spring!
by Sam Cole 8 years ago
. . . and wouldn't it be just dandy if they improved their audio timelines by having routable audio channels into subgroups, naming conventions, layer filters etc. Hmmmmm would that be like merging ST
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Dialogue sounds distant
by david knight 8 years ago
Hi there, I just finished filming and after looking over the footage the dialogue sounds distant like the mic is not pointed towards the actor. is there anything i can do to fix this
Re: Dialogue sounds distant
by Michael Gissing 8 years ago
Are you listening to a mix of camera mic and another closer mic If not, then no, you can't make it sound closer. You can buy headphones to monitor in the field to avoid problems and if you really want
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Assigning cloning tool to track
by jon smitherton 9 years ago
Hi Just wondering if anyone has a link to a good tutorial on attaching the clone tool to a tracker. Have an aerial shot of boats in the sea that I have to erase. Thanks, Jon
Re: Assigning cloning tool to track
by jon smitherton 9 years ago
What I've done is: (from a search here) 1. Tracked the feature. 2. On the first frame, do your cloning. Make sure the clone settings are set to Constant duration rather than just a single frame. You w
1080p25 on Kona LHe
by jon smitherton 9 years ago
Hi Could someone please tell me how to achieve 1080p25 with the Kona Lhe. Cheers, Jon
Re: 1080p25 on Kona LHe
by jon smitherton 9 years ago
Thanks Jeremy! that's what I was looking for....now for the 4 hour render...sigh Big Thanks, Jon
Card Wipe - Gradient Layer?
by jon smitherton 11 years ago
Hi There, Have done extensive searches for my query to no avail.... What I have is a D1 Pal fullscreen image, that I want to card flip to a multi screen box, divided into boxes of 4w x 3h of the frame
Re: Card Wipe - Gradient Layer?
by Kevin Camp 11 years ago
david bogie "boxes that are the same shade of gray will move together." bogie is right, but i think it would be more precise to say they will move 'together' at the same time, rather than 'together'
3d Giant LCD Monitor
by jon smitherton 11 years ago
Hi There, been searching for a post or tutorial that I found 6 months ago here, where there was a giant LCD monitor that was made 3d (ie bevelled edges) through parenting and expressions. Can anyone p
Re: 3d Giant LCD Monitor
by jon smitherton 11 years ago
it's ok. found it. you want to check it if you haven't already.... http: forums.creativecow.net thread 2 906790#906790
Edit to Tape Frame Accuracy - FIXED!
by jon smitherton 12 years ago
Just did a layoff to digi with the new 6.5.1 drivers - no doubling of the first frame! Many thanks to the BlackMagic Team, you have made the life expectancy of the hair cuticles on my head longer. Tha
Edit to Tape Frame Accuracy
by jon smitherton 12 years ago
Hi There, Having a strenuous time laying off to Digibeta. Seems to insert and assemble 1 frame late, so I offsetted the inpoint 1 frame to compensate, then inserts one frame early! On one attempt inse
Re: Edit to Tape Frame Accuracy
by jon smitherton 12 years ago
The response: "Actually...it is not a frame late. What is actually happening is that it is duplicating the first frame. So you get two ;00 frames. You can see this if you add a timecode generator to y
Tyler paul's 3d jumbo screen effect
by jon smitherton 12 years ago
http: forums.creativecow.net cgi-bin new_read_thread.cgi forumid=2&postid=894721&univpostid=894721 Hi Just wondering if anyone downloaded Tyler Pauls 3d jumbo screen effect from the above link. Had it
Re: Tyler paul's 3d jumbo screen effect
by jon smitherton 12 years ago
thanks yikesmikes you're a star. have a nice day. Jon
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