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Thomas Frank

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Fast - why leave AE and Motion out of the fun?
by Oliver Peters 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 1 month 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 4 weeks ago
Thanks will check it out
Did Adobe buy GM?
by John Godwin 3 months ago
http: boingboing.net 2015 05 21 gm-says-you-dont-own-your-ca.html Best, John
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David Mathis liked this 3 months ago
Re: Did Adobe buy GM?
by Thomas Frank 3 months ago
And why is this in a Final Cut Pro X forum, did Apple buy Adobe
Promise Pegasus reliability issues...
by Ken Zukin 2 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 3 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago
Possible to create a pop up animation with Parameter Behaviors
by Thomas Frank 5 months 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 6 months 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 6 months ago
maybe CalDigit would be a better solution
New Photoshop competitor
by Oliver Peters 7 months 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 7 months 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 2 years 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 7 months 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 8 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 9 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 9 months 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 1 year 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 9 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
caldigit/G-Raid with sata speed problems?
by John-Peter Balas 3 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 3 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 9 months ago
Problems with Mac Pro Late 2013 (Loud Fan and slow performance)
by Thomas Frank 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 1 year 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 10 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 11 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 11 months ago
Thanks, which are IPS monitors
Adding Loop and Build Out marker in Motion 5
by Thomas Frank 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
Never mind I found the update under Help...
Aspect Ratio Resolution for 4K Footage
by Thomas Frank 1 year 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 1 year 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 5 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
But these are stock content that came form Apple should they be seen in FCPX
Arri Footage workflow (ColorSpace REC709)
by Thomas Frank 1 year 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 1 year ago
I will take it... it is not possible to export ProRes with Arri colorspace information from Motion. :(
Miaow...
by Trevor Asquerthian 1 year 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 1 year ago
Good editors don't brag about there software (fan boys) but about there technics! mwahahaha
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
Apple patents 3D editing...
by Shane Ross 2 years 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 2 years 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
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
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 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 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 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 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 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 3 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 3 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 5 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
I just saw the small short film. Could it be he is German https: vimeo.com 48861294#at=187


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