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Thomas Frank

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Sound/Dialogue editor
by Thomas Frank 4 weeks ago
The purpose of this job is to master, re-master, clean up, enhance all audio tracks and add atmosphere (foley or effects) for a German short film. Also if interested potentially soundtrack and scoring
Aspect Ratio Calculation
by Thomas Frank 1 month ago
Hi, what was equation to calculate the aspect ratio in pixels For example I have 2.76:1 ratio that I would like calculate with a 3840x2160 resolution. Wouldn't it be around 3840x1396 Thanks
Re: Aspect Ratio Calculation
by Paul Figgiani 1 month ago
Or, you can use my app. Ping me and I'll send you a copy ... http: www.producenewmedia.com aspectratio -paul. @produceNewMedia
Aspect Ratio Calculation
by Thomas Frank 2 months ago
Hi, what was equation to calculate the aspect ratio in pixels For example I have 2.76:1 ratio that I would like calculate with a 3840x2160 resolution. Wouldn't it be around 3840x1396 Thanks
Thunderbolt Xsan RAID solution to replace Fiber RAID
by Thomas Frank 3 months ago
Hello, at the moment we are in the middle of a lifecycle and wanting to replace our Mac Pro with fiber and Promise VTrak Raids. Moving over to the Mac Pros we are looking for something to replace the
Re: Thunderbolt Xsan RAID solution to replace Fiber RAID
by Crystal Ho 3 months ago
Hello Thomas, In fact, h3 platform solution you mentioned here is just exactly the solution Accusys provided. They used to sell Accusys storage solution but discontinued. If you are looking for a thun
FCPX and Keyflow Pro Workflow for Media Imported
by Thomas Frank 4 months ago
Hey guys, anybody know what is up with the "Run Workflow for Media Imported from Final Cut Pro X" feature in Workflow Pro. I understand the Watch Folder will copy the media or files form the folder in
Re: FCPX and Keyflow Pro Workflow for Media Imported
by Thomas Frank 4 months ago
Thanks but what does the Run Workflow for Media Imported from Final Cut Pro X function do
Long time editor's frustration with FCPX
by David Berez 1 year ago
Long time reader, a very rare poster. First off, thanks to the Cow Community. Without a doubt the most impactful change in my 30 plus years of editing is the online communities. Its not hard to rememb
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David Lawrence liked this 1 year ago
Re: Long time editor's frustration with FCPX
by Thomas Frank 7 months ago
Its mind blowing how a experience user can't get around understand how FCPX works but someone new that never touched NLE has no issues. Maybe it has something to with stubbornness
Apple dropping pro-apps?
by Richard van Harderwijk 8 months ago
Hi cows, And yet another discussion. Checking the lately revamped apple website: under 'Mac' there used to be hardware and pro-apps. Now only hardware. I love the gear and the stability, really do, bu
Re: Apple dropping pro-apps?
by Thomas Frank 7 months ago
Capture ONE Pro maybe https: www.phaseone.com en Imaging-Software Capture-One.aspx
Keyflow Pro with FCPX
by Thomas Frank 8 months ago
What you guys think about using Keyflow Pro in 5 workstation shop with FCPX There are few things I don't like about Keyflow Pro which I hope will be added in the upcoming update. But for now I was thi
Re: Keyflow Pro with FCPX
by Thomas Frank 7 months ago
Yes, this is true it will see the Library as a file not what is within the Package Content. What I do is show all Package Content in the Finder and taget the fold there for import.
iPad Pro?
by Bret Williams 8 months ago
Remember when X came out many thought it was obviously designed or destined to run on a small screen, possibly an ipad That the skimming and ranging would be ideal for a touch system But it never came
Re: iPad Pro?
by Nicholas Zimmerman 8 months ago
I'm personally hoping for something akin to Logic Pro X's Logic Remote. To me that makes infinitely more sense than a full on native iPad client. Honestly, Logic Remote is the biggest reason that I wa
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Thomas Frank liked this 8 months ago
Fast - why leave AE and Motion out of the fun?
by Oliver Peters 9 months ago
So, to add a bit more to the mix, I ran a similar speed comparison between Motion and After Effects CC 2015. Same machine as here: https: forums.creativecow.net readpost 335 83187 ProResHQ 1080p 23.98
Re: Fast - why leave AE and Motion out of the fun?
by Thomas Frank 9 months ago
Tom Sefton "It baffles me that we still have nowhere even close to realtime playback in Ae for some things that seem very simple. Even dropping resolution to 1 2 or even 1 4 often doesn't change thin
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Keyflow Pro or Not...
by Robin S. Kurz 9 months ago
This looks amazingly interesting, with an unprecedented abundance of features that I have been looking for in a MAM since... ever: http: www.keyflowpro.com Another simple but imho impressive demo: htt
Re: Keyflow Pro or Not...
by Thomas Frank 9 months ago
Is anybody using this What is the best practice to share out media, does the media stay on one location (Shared drive) and is just linked or does it copy the each Mac when being used I don't see no va
adjusting Replicator Opacity Gradient
by Thomas Frank 9 months ago
Hi, is there away to adjust or change the Gradient direction in a Replicator When creating one the Gradient Opacity is adjust from start point left to the end point right. I like to have the Gradient
Re: adjusting Replicator Opacity Gradient
by Robin S. Kurz 9 months ago
The direction (i.e. starting point) of the gradient is determined be the ORIGIN parameter under the Replicator Controls. - RK ____________________________________________________ Deutsch Hier gibt es
ADR workflow in FCPX
by Thomas Frank 9 months ago
hello hello what is the best workflow for ADR in Final Cut Pro X. Especially is there way to loop playback on a selected range in the Timeline The play around feature sure won't help here. Thanks
Re: ADR workflow in FCPX
by Thomas Frank 9 months ago
Thanks will check it out
Did Adobe buy GM?
by John Godwin 12 months ago
http: boingboing.net 2015 05 21 gm-says-you-dont-own-your-ca.html Best, John
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Re: Did Adobe buy GM?
by Thomas Frank 11 months ago
And why is this in a Final Cut Pro X forum, did Apple buy Adobe
Promise Pegasus reliability issues...
by Ken Zukin 3 years ago
Long time 2008 Mac Pro user -- FCP7 -- migrating to beefed-up iMac and looking to Promise Pegasus R6 for Thunderbolt-based storage... Just looking at product reviews -- by consumers -- on both B&H and
Re: Promise Pegasus reliability issues...
by Thomas Frank 11 months ago
I know this is a old thread, but we had enough time to have some real life experience. From what I can say they are not as reliable as many say. We had total of three go out completed and at least onc
Resolution for Aspect Ratio(s)
by Thomas Frank 1 year ago
Hi, anybody know or aware where to find the resolution for the following aspect ratio for 4K 1.85:1 Widescreen 2.35:1 Anamorphic 2.40.:1 Cinema 2.55:1 Cinema Scope 2.75:1 Ultra Panavision 70 3.00:1 Su
Re: Resolution for Aspect Ratio(s)
by Thomas Frank 1 year ago
Thanks Jeremy, but when do I know where to add extra pixels and not
I liked the color panel as it was, rather than an effect (pre 10.2)
by Tangier Clarke 1 year ago
Just wondering if anyone misses the color panel without it as an effect; just at the ready. I found myself in Looking at the Lumetri Color Board in the new Premiere Pro CC (interesting how these Premi
Re: I liked the color panel as it was, rather than an effect (pre 10.2)
by Tangier Clarke 1 year ago
Heads up! I applied a color effect to a clip on one computer earlier today then brought the entire library home and opened it on the same new FCP X 10.2 on my laptop, and the color is baked in. It doe
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Thomas Frank liked this 1 year ago
Possible to create a pop up animation with Parameter Behaviors
by Thomas Frank 1 year ago
Hi, is it possible to create a animation pop up (example a sphere scales up to 110% and at the end scaled down to 100%) with Parameter Behaviors Would be nice.. Thanks
Lacie 5big Thunderbolt 2 BEEPING SOUNDS!!
by James Cordell 1 year 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 year ago
maybe CalDigit would be a better solution
Caldigit RAID Tool 2.6 and Yosemite (VRmini 2)
by Thomas Frank 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
Looks like it had nothing to do with the Driver but more with our security settings... all good now!
G-RAID not showing up on desktop
by Neil Orman 2 years 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 1 year 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
caldigit/G-Raid with sata speed problems?
by John-Peter Balas 4 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 4 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 1 year ago
Where did the CalDigit forum go?
by Ray Chung 4 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
Thanks, which are IPS monitors
Adding Loop and Build Out marker in Motion 5
by Thomas Frank 2 years 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 2 years 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
Wrong Build ID with Team Render
by Thomas Frank 2 years 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 2 years ago
Never mind I found the update under Help...
Aspect Ratio Resolution for 4K Footage
by Thomas Frank 2 years 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 2 years 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.
File Permissions on Xsan volumes
by Zak Rizvi 6 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
But these are stock content that came form Apple should they be seen in FCPX
Arri Footage workflow (ColorSpace REC709)
by Thomas Frank 2 years 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 2 years ago
I will take it... it is not possible to export ProRes with Arri colorspace information from Motion. :(
Help, exporting to Illustrator
by Thomas Frank 2 years 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
After Xsan controller crash files are missing
by Thomas Frank 3 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 3 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 3 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
The FCP user group that I've been going to has changed its name
by Derek Andonian 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
FCP X 10.0.3 and AJA ioHD
by George Griswold 4 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
Thomas, Try this Under the caps tab, check the constrain option to constrain edges ..
REDCINE-X + FCP + Color
by Rory ORear 4 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 6 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 4 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 4 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 4 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


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