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Thomas Frank

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Lacie 5big Thunderbolt 2 BEEPING SOUNDS!!
by James Cordell 1 week ago
- nMP (Late 2013) 3.5 GHz 6-Core, 16GB, AMD FirePro D500 3GB, OS X 10.10.1 - Lacie 5Big Thunderbolt 2 10TB Raid 5 to 8TB (Direct connected to nMP on it's own bus.) - Updated to latest versions: Lacie
Re: Lacie 5big Thunderbolt 2 BEEPING SOUNDS!!
by Thomas Frank 1 week ago
maybe CalDigit would be a better solution
New Photoshop competitor
by Oliver Peters 3 weeks ago
And Illustrator, too https: affinity.serif.com blog - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
Re: New Photoshop competitor
by Thomas Frank 3 weeks ago
Noah Kadner "This looks like a great image editing and creation option, especially for those of us who don't really care about being fired for using a specific professional tool (or not). Playing wit
Why is Larry Jordan making up stories?
by Aindreas Gallagher 1 year ago
At the supermeet in Amsterdam, Jordan went to great lengths to talk about how how wasn't proselytizing for any one piece of software, and then went on to completely mis-characterise FCPX's role in the
Re: Why is Larry Jordan making up stories?
by Thomas Frank 3 weeks ago
He might be talking about the Hollywood studio feature film that was cut on FCPX is Focus staring Will Smith and Margot Robbie. http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro news 1518-the-first-trailer-for-focus-get
Caldigit RAID Tool 2.6 and Yosemite (VRmini 2)
by Thomas Frank 2 months ago
I recently purchased a VRmini 2 which looks and feels really good but the software on the other hand... just like to other application CalDigit offers are just horrible!!! Evertime I try to change the
Need some technology Advice Caldigit USB3 and Yosemite
by Thomas Frank 3 months ago
Hi, so after getting done with our last project for this year. You know never update during a project... All our workstation have been updated to the latest Yosemite update. Which I find really stable
Re: Need some technology Advice Caldigit USB3 and Yosemite
by Thomas Frank 3 months ago
Looks like it had nothing to do with the Driver but more with our security settings... all good now!
caldigit/G-Raid with sata speed problems?
by John-Peter Balas 2 years ago
I have both: a CalDigit VR raid 0 and a G-Raid raid 0 hooked up to my internal SATA ports on a Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H i'm only getting 150mb sec when i should be getting around 220mb sec I also have anoth
Re: caldigit/G-Raid with sata speed problems?
by John-Peter Balas 2 years ago
thanks Jonathan turns out i had to repair the disk in osX and that fixed the speed issues now i'm back to 216 MB s read speeds
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Thomas Frank liked this 3 months ago
G-RAID not showing up on desktop
by Neil Orman 7 months ago
I recently got a G-RAID external hard-drive, and separately a USB 3.0 to use with it, for my MacPro. I installed the USB 3.0 yesterday on my MacPro, and connected to the G-RAID via the new port, but s
Re: G-RAID not showing up on desktop
by Thomas Frank 3 months ago
We are also having trouble with USB 3 with our CalDigit AV Pro drives, maybe it is a OS issue. Are you on the latest 10.10 update
Problems with Mac Pro Late 2013 (Loud Fan and slow performance)
by Thomas Frank 4 months ago
Hello, Sorry not sure where I should post... I only seen a Apple iPad under the hardware section I have Late 2013 Mac Pro that has a horrible performance and the fan is constantly running in high spee
Re: Problems with Mac Pro Late 2013 (Loud Fan and slow performance)
by Thomas Frank 4 months ago
Great new Mac out of the box and I have to send it back. :( Oh well I guess back to the iMac.
Where did the CalDigit forum go?
by Ray Chung 3 years ago
Lots of important info in that forum for those of us who use and depend on CalDigit RAIDs storage. Did they merge with another and I'm just missing it Odd that such a major manufacturer here would dis
Re: Where did the CalDigit forum go?
by Thomas Frank 4 months ago
Wow what miscommunication here! I see post from CalDigit to get there forum back up but then again is suppose to be CalDigit's choice to no longer be involved with the Creativecow. I hope we will see
Creating a burst with particles
by Thomas Frank 4 months ago
Hello, I need some help or tips how to create burst of particles like a small explosions. I tried all kinda of way s but I just can't get them to burst out. Thanks
support above all
by Bob Cole 7 months ago
I'm looking for a company that sells, and more importantly, supports, a RAID 5 system, Thunderbolt 1 or 2, with at least 4 drives and preferably more like 8. It isn't just a matter of technical specs;
Re: support above all
by Thomas Frank 4 months ago
Actually no, AJA promised drivers to use some of there older IO for certain NLE which never was released. There comment was by the new IO. :( But they do rock!
Which Monitor
by Thomas Frank 5 months ago
My question has nothing to do with computers but it is close. I'am in the market for new monitors I just can't decide and have the option to give them a try so I wouldn't mind getting some input. I ha
Re: Which Monitor
by Thomas Frank 5 months ago
Thanks, which are IPS monitors
Adding Loop and Build Out marker in Motion 5
by Thomas Frank 6 months ago
Is there anyway to add a Build Out Optional and Project Loop End in the same project No matter which I add it changes the other to a standard marker. Thanks
Re: Adding Loop and Build Out marker in Motion 5
by Mark Spencer 6 months ago
Here http: reels.creativecow.net film animated-stars -- Mark Spencer Freelance Producer Editor Motion Graphics Artist Apple-certified Master Trainer Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press http: www.appl
Adding Roles after syncing Audio
by Thomas Frank 6 months ago
Hi, I have a project where the Audio and Video have been syn. If assign Roles to the RAW audio, will it also assign the Audio in the sync clips or will I have assigned it separated
Re: Adding Roles after syncing Audio
by Robin S. Kurz 6 months ago
If you did not assign the roles BEFORE synching, then you will have to do the synced clips manually. Role assignments are (fortunately) not recursive. The same goes for clips in the project timeline.
Wrong Build ID with Team Render
by Thomas Frank 7 months ago
Hi, I updated Cinema 4D with the let latest update which all works fine as expected. But now I em getting Wrong Build ID for my Team Render Clients. Is this because I updated the main application if s
Re: Wrong Build ID with Team Render
by Thomas Frank 7 months ago
Never mind I found the update under Help...
Aspect Ratio Resolution for 4K Footage
by Thomas Frank 8 months ago
Hi, is there a calculator to calculate the Resolution for different Aspect Ratio from 4K (4096x2160 and 3840x2160) resolution For example what is the pixel resolution form 4096x2160 for 2.40.1 or 2.55
Re: Aspect Ratio Resolution for 4K Footage
by Thomas Frank 8 months ago
I seen that but ut only has the 1.78.1 aspect ration in its resolution. :( I like to know what the resolution is for other aspect ratios like 2.40.1 in example.
Conform footage in Apple Compressor 4.1
by Thomas Frank 11 months ago
Hello is there away to conform footage from 24fps to 25fps (or a other frame rate) in Apple Compressor 4.1 I'em aware you can open up the clip in Cinema Tools and click conform and select the 25fps fr
Re: Conform footage in Apple Compressor 4.1
by Thomas Frank 9 months ago
Sorry it is a bit confusing, I still don't understand what you want to do If you want the 60 recorded frames per second in a 24fps project then why conform before importing Now if you import the 60fps
File Permissions on Xsan volumes
by Zak Rizvi 4 years ago
When downloading files and saving them onto a xsan volume, the permissions for the file are read write only for the machine that downloaded and saved the files, the rest of the machine have no read wr
Re: File Permissions on Xsan volumes
by Thomas Frank 10 months ago
I have the same issue with Open Director. We like to manage the users on the local workstation. Do I also have to create the same users on the Server with Open Directory that is manning the XSAN We re
Issue publishing Motion project to Final Cut Pro X
by Thomas Frank 11 months ago
So we received some new Mac Pros in the shop with the latest OSX, Motion and FCPX. Everything works fine except when we publish a Motion Project to FCPX. Saving and publishing it from Motion seems to
Re: Issue publishing Motion project to Final Cut Pro X
by Thomas Frank 10 months ago
But these are stock content that came form Apple should they be seen in FCPX
Arri Footage workflow (ColorSpace REC709)
by Thomas Frank 11 months ago
Is there a Arri footage workflow in Apple Motion I noticed when I export and Arri footage from motion the colorspace is waked. Thanks
Re: Arri Footage workflow (ColorSpace REC709)
by Thomas Frank 11 months ago
I will take it... it is not possible to export ProRes with Arri colorspace information from Motion. :(
Miaow...
by Trevor Asquerthian 11 months ago
You don't usually get execs dishing the dirt quite so explicitly... "the decision was taken to move from Final Cut Pro once Apple had decided ... they were going to move away from... the professional
Re: Miaow...
by Thomas Frank 11 months ago
Good editors don't brag about there software (fan boys) but about there technics! mwahahaha
Help, exporting to Illustrator
by Thomas Frank 1 year ago
Hi how do I get object like this one: exported to Illustrator This is what I'em getting! What are the steps to get it as a smooth object
Apple patents 3D editing...
by Shane Ross 1 year ago
just in time as 3D TVs are going the way of the dodo. http: www.macnn.com articles 14 01 14 iphone.tech.could.change.interface.for.runners.and.walkers Apple a bit behind the times on this one...misse
Re: Apple patents 3D editing...
by Thomas Frank 1 year ago
Shane Ross "All I'm pointing out is that 3D distribution is dwindling. TV sets are do longer made, computer displays aren't either. No 3D YouTube, 3D Vimeo...3D DVD. So the only realm for it, besides
Text facing Camera?
by Thomas Frank 1 year ago
Hi, is there a way to have the Text face the camera at all times in a 3D scene The camera is rotating around a map and I like to have the city names facing the camera. Thank you
Re: Text facing Camera?
by Thomas Frank 1 year ago
Ops got it! Thank you !
After Xsan controller crash files are missing
by Thomas Frank 2 years ago
Hi, I really need some help here! One of our Xsan controllers died over the weekend. The weekend shift thought it would be good to add a new Xsan Controller to the RAID. Which he got all working fine
What does finishing mean and what is title?
by Thomas Frank 2 years ago
Hi, I have been reading and hearing this term allot with the subject Red workflow. Finishing, what does it really mean and what would call someone (job title) that does this Thank you
Re: What does finishing mean and what is title?
by David Battistella 2 years ago
Finishing, in picture terms generally means shot for shot color correction, styling, balancing, after you have completed your edit. Generally, this is the job of a colorist, in a color calibrated room
Flame ON! - Somebody doesn't like Adobe
by Craig Seeman 2 years ago
Flame ON! - Somebody doesn't like Adobe What Is Adobe Afraid Of http: www.fcproxuniversity.com FCPro_X_University Extra_Credit Entries 2013 4 11_What_Is_Adobe_Afraid_Of.html Posting because I'm in the
Re: Flame ON! - Somebody doesn't like Adobe
by Thomas Frank 2 years ago
Thanks for the input
Apple is at NAB!!!
by Lance Bachelder 2 years ago
Apple actually breaking their no-tradeshow EVER AGAIN rule and have a single, solitary iMac pod inside the Sony booth! It's true, I actually met both Apple FCPX team members and they even talked to me
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Chris Harlan liked this 2 years ago
Re: Apple is at NAB!!!
by Thomas Frank 2 years ago
I find the Slice-X with Mocha also cool but way overdue! We should have seen something like this already in Motion and FCPX. Also where the hell are the painting tools from Shake in Motion
My NAB Show takeaways on Apple, Adobe & Avid
by Nicholas Kleczewski 2 years ago
First off, this is coming from a guy who's used FCP and FCPX during both products entire lifetime, I'd consider myself an expert at both, and then of course used Media Composer my entire career on lar
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Sandeep Sajeev liked this 2 years ago
Re: My NAB Show takeaways on Apple, Adobe & Avid
by Thomas Frank 2 years ago
Is that why this gentleman quotes I Saw it running at many vendor booths. Lots of software and hardware systems work just fine with FCP X. If you re in broadcast, film, web, any type of media producti
Nice Blog for the Adobe fans
by Thomas Frank 2 years ago
What Is Adobe Afraid Of http: www.fcproxuniversity.com FCPro_X_University Extra_Credit Entries 2013 4 10_What_Is_Adobe_Afraid_Of.html
Re: Nice Blog for the Adobe fans
by Craig Seeman 2 years ago
I'll post the fan blog as well for "balance." Personally I don't see a problem being an Apple fan anymore than it is to be an Adobe fan. As long as one's honest about the information contained, it's o
The FCP user group that I've been going to has changed its name
by Derek Andonian 2 years ago
Just like the LAFCPUG in LA did a while back, the user group that I've been going to down here in San Diego has changed its name to something that isn't specifically focused on FCP, as it used to be.
Re: The FCP user group that I've been going to has changed its name
by Bill Davis 2 years ago
Here's the potential issue. Time is precious. I can see the viewpoint of the pro editor who wants to remain familiar with a handfull of NLE programs. For that kind of user, a meeting where you see two
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Thomas Frank liked this 2 years ago
FCP X 10.0.3 and AJA ioHD
by George Griswold 3 years ago
I am starting to wonder if our ioHD boxes will be stuck on FCP 7. The new Aja drivers will enable Kona pci cards and the ioXT, but no mention of the ioHD anywhere I could find. I know they don't discl
Re: FCP X 10.0.3 and AJA ioHD
by Thomas Frank 2 years ago
Hello AJA Sales Department! it has been a year now after your response. Are we going to see a support update in the next version From the looks it we won't be but I would like to get a confirmation fr
Rounded Smooth Bevel face
by Thomas Frank 2 years ago
Hi, what is the best way to make a rounded-beveled-smooth surface on only the top front and back of a object Example: If I have a star I would like the have the main two faces rounded but the edges of
Re: Rounded Smooth Bevel face
by Ashish Gupta 2 years ago
Thomas, Try this Under the caps tab, check the constrain option to constrain edges ..
REDCINE-X + FCP + Color
by Rory ORear 3 years ago
I'm having about ten different problems right (mild exaggeration alert). Here is what I did: created Apple ProRes 422 proxies to edit my 4k RAW RED footage in FCP7. Finished my edit, then exported bot
Re: REDCINE-X + FCP + Color
by Thomas Frank 2 years ago
David Battistella "Why are you generating the XML from RCX " What if you don't have ClipFinder which cost Money and it EOL. RedCine X is free and stil downloadable.
Offline media when using Cinema Tools Database (RED FCP7 and Color)
by Thomas Frank 2 years ago
I am having a issue with Color! So I imported the R3D into Final Cut Pro 7 (ProRes 422) finished my edit and exported a EDL. Dragged all the R3D (RDM folders) into Cinema Tool which created a Cinema T
Re: Offline media when using Cinema Tools Database (RED FCP7 and Color)
by Thomas Frank 2 years ago
Okay, know I am really confused so the RED workflow from Using RED Media With Final Cut Studio v30.1.0 does not work anymore I followed the instruction as followed: Stage 1 Ingest Using ProRes, and Pe
RED FCP/Color workflow
by Pablo Villegas 4 years ago
Hi, I would like to know what is the best workflow, to edit RED footage in FCP and then grade it at full quality in Color The only time I've graded something from the RED, I don't know what workflow t
Re: RED FCP/Color workflow
by Thomas Frank 2 years ago
I am also having the same issue. Importest all the good takes (left out the bad ones) into FCP locked down the edit and exported it as a EDL. Add all (good and bad takes) into Cinema Tools. Opened up
Creating a pattern/shape in illustrator
by Thomas Frank 2 years ago
What is a good and easy way to create a pattern shape like this one I would need all the rounded (Circle) edges the be same shape. Thanks
Re: Creating a pattern/shape in illustrator
by Vincent Rosati 2 years ago
http: library.creativecow.net articles rosati_vincent radial_patterns video-tutorial Use the radial pattern technique, than put a large circle in the middle to mask the central area. Finally, you coul
where are the US users with the Blackmagic Camerea?
by Thomas Frank 2 years ago
Hello hello, I am guessing Blackmagic favours Europeans (which the material did not impress me at all) since I haven't seen a individual from the US with any information or material. Like to see somet
Re: where are the US users with the Blackmagic Camerea?
by Thomas Frank 2 years ago
I just saw the small short film. Could it be he is German https: vimeo.com 48861294#at=187
Initial shipments of BMCC have begun
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 2 years ago
Blackmagic Design announced today that their Cinema Camera has begun shipping in limited quantities to end-user customers: http: forum.blackmagicdesign.com viewtopic.php p=2499&sid=f8af79ec808425dd6e0
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Alex Gerulaitis liked this 2 years ago
Re: Initial shipments of BMCC have begun
by Thomas Frank 2 years ago
Well we are wanting to life cycle some of our old cameras and we are debating to get 3 Cinema cameras. Which we would like to have by October for a big client. Yeah we will be going through B&H. We ha
Green Horizontal Lines in Capture (AJA Io XT & HD10AVA)
by Thomas Frank 3 years ago
Hi, I start to digitize some old VHS tapes with a Multisystem VCR, AJA io XT and a AJA HD10AVA. The issue I am having that I get green horizontal lines across the frame sporadically or constantly just
Re: Green Horizontal Lines in Capture (AJA Io XT & HD10AVA)
by AJA Sales Department 3 years ago
VHS consumer VTRs will typically require the use of a time base corrector to produce a stable output signal that can be fed to non-linear editors and professional hardware. In all likelihood, the caus


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