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My wife and I have run our business, Moving Images, here in the Great Interior of Alaska, since 1990. I came from 6 years with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a documentary cameraman/editor. My wife Maureen started in TV with ABC Sports in ... [more]
Member Since:
August 23rd 2003
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Fairbanks, Alaska
Using a 4K -TV- as an InterFace Monitor
by stu aull 3 years ago
Have: FCPX 10.2 Mac Pro Late 2012 6-core Tower w28GB ram Yosemite 10.10.5 BlackMagic Design Decklink Extreme 3D Forgive if this discussion exists! Could not find a Thread site dealing with equipment h
Re: Using a 4K -TV- as an InterFace Monitor
by stu aull 3 years ago
Hello Noah- Are you saying ALL consumer TVs may have the ghosting aliasing issues or _Just_ 4K TVs The antique 37" LED HD 1080 consumer TV I am currently using (a low-spec Westinghouse!) is fine for t
FCPX - 10.2.2- Clip deleted, go to re-import it: WON'T import?!
by stu aull 3 years ago
THIS is a head-scratcher. (well, for X-newbie!) I imported a clip into my Event Folder in FCPX, then (thinking I wasn't going to use it) deleted by: clicking on it IN THE FOLDER, then: "Delete" key. P
Re: FCPX - 10.2.2- Clip deleted, go to re-import it: WON'T import?!
by Noah Kadner 3 years ago
Delete key= reject not trash. In the top of the event browser make sure the dropdown filter is show all and not hide rejected. Noah FCPWORKS - FCPX Workflow FCP Exchange - FCPX Workshops
Need to export H264 _interlaced_ for broadcast of 1080i source - How in Mac/FCP/QT?
by stu aull 5 years ago
Hi All Mac -based FCP7 1080p material (TV ad) Broadcasters require H264 INTERLACED for airing (fed to their Servers). Searched Forums here and Google but nothing seems to address this! What I tried: 1
Re: Need to export H264 _interlaced_ for broadcast of 1080i source - How in Mac/FCP/QT?
by stu aull 5 years ago
Hi Craig Perhaps I am not using Handbrake correctly (or there is a PRO version I may not be using ) but results were pretty soft. Nothing compared to what I can output via QTPro. These were all vetted
Dreaded File error:1 file(s) recognized, 0 access denied, 1 unknown
by Thomas Thornton 10 years ago
Hello All. I haven't used FCP at home in quite a while but just re-set up my Suite today. I wanted to test my Aja io (through Expresscard slot, different FW Bus, and I get this message: "File error:1
Re: Dreaded File error:1 file(s) recognized, 0 access denied, 1 unknown
by stu aull 5 years ago
YEP! same out-of-the-blue-never-had-this-problem-before-in-12-yrs-using-FCP SOLVED by matching imported clips FRAME RATE with the Projects SETTINGS. Thanks you guys!!!!! Stu Aull Alaska
HDV .mov files won't play on FCP and QuickTime
by Maurice Coombs 8 years ago
I applied and update to my MacBook pro and BAM!! Now my HDV.mov files won't play with QuickTime or final cut pro. I'm in the middle of a project and I can't finish it because when the files play in fc
Re: HDV .mov files won't play on FCP and QuickTime
by stu aull 5 years ago
My solution - as found via APPLE FORUMS: Background: OS 10.6.8 FCP7.0.3 I was prepping to update to Mtn Lion and was advised to first do a Software Update of current OS. Mistake! HDVs now invisible (g
basic Mountn Lion Install Q - do I have to REinstall FCP, etc onto same drive after?
by stu aull 6 years ago
Hi Folks - OSX 10.6.8 Mac Pro 2011 12 core 14GB FCP 7.0.3 have all the above on 2 internal drives (so, a safety boot drive of same) LIke to update primary HD with Mtn Lion. (and later the 2nd drive on
Re: basic Mountn Lion Install Q - do I have to REinstall FCP, etc onto same drive after?
by John Fishback 6 years ago
The best practice is to do a clean install then reinstall your apps. You already have a bootable backup of your current config which is good. For more protection you might want to remove one of the 2
FCP7 Main Sequence Browser Icon AND timeline - GONE!
by stu aull 6 years ago
FCP7 7.0.3 OSX 10.6.8 MacPro 2010 12 core 14GB ram Editing main sequence. 5min 1080p piece. Opened 2ndary sequence to load in a PSD file. Instead of closing the 2ndary Timeline seq. I accidently close
Re: FCP7 Main Sequence Browser Icon AND timeline - GONE!
by stu aull 6 years ago
Thx John- yep - did all the maintenance stuff with no joy. I guess once the sequence icon is deleted off the Browser window you are basically sunk. I went to an older backup and redid what I lost betw
FCP7 SOME clips now don't appear in either edit windows?!
by stu aull 6 years ago
Cheers folks FCP 7.0.3 OS 10.6.8 MacPro 12Core Black Magic 3D extreme card Project Media: SD betacam clips (play fine)- converted to ProRez442HQ progressive HD 1080p ProRes442HQ (field clips off PIX r
Re: FCP7 SOME clips now don't appear in either edit windows?!
by stu aull 6 years ago
Update- Still persists BUT: rebooted over to BU OS drive, opened Project there- EVERYTHING OK. So problem "solved" I guess. I will copy the whole BU OS Drive _back_ over the Primary OS Drive (where th
Boris trial Keyer - no show in FCP7 Effects panel
by stu aull 6 years ago
FCP 7 MacPro 10.6.8 OS latest trial download BORIS CONTINUUM KEYER set. Installer went in smoothly (meaning it said "successfully installed") FCP rebooted- no sign of the filter "video generators" sub
Please create/add a GOPRO/Cineform FORUM(s)
by stu aull 6 years ago
Lots of professionals here using these systems too. Have NO idea where to post inquiries about these on current list (forgive if I have missed it!!) of Forums. With all the really oblique Forums you h
Re: Please create/add a GOPRO/Cineform FORUM(s)
by stu aull 6 years ago
Hi Tim - thanks! so. been there, eh OK. understood. I mean, if its not being used... Don't know if renewed interest sales of HERO3 Blk cameras might justify a re-think pretty amazing improvement over
.dav security footage format - Mac player/reader software suggestions?
by stu aull 6 years ago
Hi All- lawyer client has police video file in .dav (via PC) format. Went to the codec's website and downloaded their player, which did not import the file :( So- anyone know of a converter program th
how do I check if my BM DeckLink 3D card is working?
by stu aull 7 years ago
Hi All OSX 10.6.8 - MacPro 12core - 14GB ram - FCP7 - BM Desktop software v 9.5.2- Decklink HD extreme 3D Suddenly in the middle of an edit, my Grading FCP Output 3rd monitor (fed by BM card) went bla
Re: how do I check if my BM DeckLink 3D card is working?
by stu aull 7 years ago
Hi Margus- "blinking" AJA = no signal - which was what made me wonder about the card. Now a solid RED = HD signal sensed = all GOOD for the moment! relief! confusion! :) Stu Alaska
My exported FCP :60 only come out :48 sec?! - frame rate change made
by stu aull 7 years ago
So: FCP7, 60sec 23.97 1080p ad export to 29.97 frame rate (no other changes): -only renders out to 48sec mark! I suspect the frame rate change is causing this, tho what DOES render plays fine, but dam
Re: My exported FCP :60 only come out :48 sec?! - frame rate change made
by stu aull 7 years ago
Thanks Jeff! will try these out cheers Stu Aull Alaska
Glacial Motion 4 - for just THIS project?! tried most everything
by stu aull 7 years ago
Cheers folks: getting 1fps preview playback in Motion 4 on just this one project. Played back MUCH better earlier (like: 20fps+, last week) when original constructed. Mac Pro latest, 12Core - 16GB RAM
Re: Glacial Motion 4 - for just THIS project?! tried most everything
by stu aull 7 years ago
Hi Stephen! (love your tutorial stuff) Its fairly complex (but jeez, its motion so aren't most ) 5- camera layers (1 after the other) 11 drop zones (floating pictures) 3 background "walls" -images 1-p
Training in RESOLVE/LITE on DVD??
by stu aull 8 years ago
Hi All- LOTS of "on-line" training, but can't find a source for DVD recorded training... anyone Thanks Stu Aull Alaska
Re: Training in RESOLVE/LITE on DVD??
by stu aull 8 years ago
too kind! will check these out! Stu Aull Alaska
M4 legacy templates - where are they for Motion 5?
by stu aull 8 years ago
Hi All- downloaded M5 today - and - THANK YOU APPLE! - the whole %^$#! Motion 4 program disappeared including the M4 template projects. I can pull these off my FCP Studio disc set (I assume!) -but whe
Re: M4 legacy templates - where are they for Motion 5?
by Michael Benton 8 years ago
Thanks Mark. Saved me lots of time :).
FCP7 and Motion 5
by Ken Pugh 8 years ago
Before I upgrade - can anyone confirm whether Motion 5 roundtrips with FCP7 , in the same way Motion 4 does Thanks, Ken.
Re: FCP7 and Motion 5 - more Qs
by stu aull 8 years ago
May I jump in here and ask this: 1) ignoring round-tripping, can I buy use Motion 5 as a stand-alone to create graphics, render them out THEN import finished projects into FCP7 2) does M5 recognize M4
Why isn't my 1080i file filling my 1080i Project screen?
by stu aull 8 years ago
Re-jigged an SD project file to 1080x1920i output via EDIT Project Properties Swapped in a 1080i comp animation (to replace the original SD one) and its filling about 30% of the frame ! I have to SCAL
motion 4 won't allow media replacement?!
by stu aull 8 years ago
Hi All- head scratcher: Opened old (M3) project in 4. No prob. Went to reconfig SD as HD and swap in HD version of same media by - -selecting media in Media window -click "replace media file" -NO WIND
Re: motion 4 won't allow media replacement?!
by stu aull 8 years ago
Thanks Andy - not familiar with THAT move :) My work around was to delete the _original_ file in the source folder, so when motion went looking for it I could THEN select the replacement file. Dumb bu
suddenly PSDs do not show up in video with Alphas
by stu aull 9 years ago
Apologies if this is incorrect forum! merrily creating alpha's graphics -images and words - for use in Apple FCP and Motion when today all such NEWLY CREATED (ie today - so, older files key just fine)
Re: suddenly PSDs do not show up in video with Alphas
by stu aull 9 years ago
hey Richard- THANK YOU! suspect this happens frequently. I likely did just what you suggested YEARS ago with G5 then promptly forgot how - my bad ;) regards Stu Aull Alaska
Is this correct RAM for new 12core Mac Pro?
by stu aull 9 years ago
Hi All- May be ahead of the curve here but bought a 12core w 8MB RAM and want to add another 16. based on Mac specs THIS (off Amazon) is what I am considering: Crucial CT2KIT51264BC1067 8GB 204-PIN PC
Re: Here's a question - 12 Core freezes?
by stu aull 9 years ago
ummm. Stroked how so details please! Stu Aull Alaska
Apple compressor - no interface shows
by stu aull 9 years ago
Just reloaded my FCS2 - 6.0.5 into my new 12core Mac- Compressor menu BAR opens up when I open the App but NO layout. I can manually open each window, but can't seem to get it to load a video clip. Be
Re: Apple compressor - no interface shows
by stu aull 9 years ago
Hi Jon- yes, FCS 3 is in the works, since I can't go on like this! besides, all the core power and not using latest greatest is sorta silly ;) Will be looking at your FCP service software too I think.
authentication driving me insane
by stu aull 9 years ago
New 12core Tower- This is basic stuff but man I cannot defeat the "Authentication" window popping up virtually every time I delete, copy or move a file! I am opening the Get Info on various folders an
confusion about TV mpeg2 ad specs
by stu aull 9 years ago
forgive an old betacam-tape-to-the-stations guy: Jumping head first into the New Way ( ) of getting TV ads to stations, which I understand is via an Mpeg2 format. Folks here using Adobe Premier to cre
Re: confusion about TV mpeg2 ad specs
by stu aull 9 years ago
Thanks for the inside scoop Blair. I totally agree on maintaining as much control over the ad as possible. Unfortunately we are dealing with a national organization doing numerous ad campaigns nation-
QT 776 vs QT X??
by stu aull 9 years ago
cheers all- Just setting up my new MacPro 12core and been downloading and transferring stuff from older MacPro G5. went to the Apple site and downloaded 7.7.6 QT, with hopes to upgrade with my QTPro o
Re: QT 776 vs QT X??
by Chuck Reti 9 years ago
These threads, and many others on the COW FCP and OS X forums, address this frequently brought up issue: http: forums.creativecow.net thread 8 1098994#1099043 http: forums.creativecow.net thread 8 109
upgrade OS 10.4.11 to 10.5.8 Q
by stu aull 9 years ago
Hi all G4 iMac OS 10.4.11 Have downloaded Apples latest 10.5.8 update - but wondering if this will "cover the leap" btw the 2 versions Is there an intermediate step or version I need first Don't want
Re: upgrade OS 10.4.11 to 10.5.8 Q
by stu aull 9 years ago
Ya - that's what I was afraid of! So off to find 10.5 then... thanks Zane Stu
Motion is G-l-a-c-i-a-l :(
by stu aull 10 years ago
FCP 6.0.5 OS 10.5.6 Leopard G5 Tower 2Ghz Dual 9800 ATI card 6Gigs Ram Modest ( ) Motion projects(1min, 30) moving SD 8-bit video clip with various moving panes of 2-3 photos (all under 1Mb). Motion w
Re: Motion is G-l-a-c-i-a-l :(
by Jason Diebler 10 years ago
Run all updates. Run Disk Warrior if you have it (or something comparable). Clear desktop of clutter (eats RAM). Flatten groups into Quicktimes (if no alterations are needed - or alter replace later).
Is there a QT/Leopard Player for P2 on PPC Mac??
by stu aull 10 years ago
hello all- every (!!) site I google, including Apple, only lists Intel player software. I have a G5 PPC with Leopard and FCP 6.0.4 Trying to _view_ (not edit) MXF files sourced off HVX200 P2 cards, lo
Re: Is there a QT/Leopard Player for P2 on PPC Mac??
by Shane Ross 10 years ago
I'm pretty sure that P2CMS from Panasonic is PPC compatible. Works on my Powerbook G4 just fine. I just hate that app for any offloading organizing capabilities it has. Shane GETTING ORGANIZED WITH FI
Read this before you buy a new computer monitor
by stu aull 12 years ago
For those with short attention spans, the Cliff Note version: Take a hard look at an HD LCD TV as your primary computer monitor
Re: Read this before you buy a new computer monitor
by Tim Kolb 12 years ago
In the case of the 30" dual-link DVI Dell, the display card actually has to make the alterations necessary to "calibrate" the monitor...actually calibrating the signal sent to it. Higher end display c
No sound in Motion imports
by stu aull 13 years ago
Hi All Motion2 G5 PPC 2.0 Dual 4Gigs Ram Tiger 10.4.2 Import clips from FCP 5.0 (off the array, not "export to" within FCP) - no sound on clips! Media info sez there is 48KHz sound, but nothing shows
Re: No sound in Motion imports
by stu aull 13 years ago
one response - but not helpful. Really, SOMEone must have run into this !! ANYONE Stu Aull sitting in silence in Alaska-
Can't get out of "FAUX BOLD" setting on fonts!
by stu aull 14 years ago
Hi folks- Like the title sez! I am typing in words in Phsp.6.0.1 and ALL the fonts are typing in CAPS ! Can't find a menu item, style or preference to knock this out! Help! Try to use the Warped Text
Re: Can't get out of "FAUX BOLD" setting on fonts!
by stu aull 14 years ago
"ta - da" Indeed! Oh-so-obvious when you know where to look!!! :) Thanks fellas! regards' Stu Aull
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