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Ben Balser replied to the topic 'Auto Reframe for FCP X' in the forum. yesterday

I run a TV station on a 2015 rMBP and an SSD ext drive, and a 2017 iMac with a $1200 RAID. Not sure where your numbers come from.

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Ben Balser replied to the topic 'Organization in large recurring projects' in the forum. yesterday

10 minutes per week.
6 months = 4 hours of video.
That's very slow growth, and not much video for a Library to handle.

I also create an Event titled "001 General Media" and use that for logos, photos, graphics, audio that will be used over ane over and over each episode/week. So I then have one place to find all of that. I put the "001" at the head of the title to force it to the top of the list no matter what any other Event gets called.

I do similar things for TV broadcast. I make one Library, then give each week its own Event. Things that are very long term, I tack a year onto the end of the Library's name, do one for each year. But you're going to end up with only 8 hours of video for a whole year. That's not much at all. There's no worry about bloating a Library with that small amount of footage. I've worked on reality TV shows that have dozens and dozens and dozens of hours in one Library.

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Ben Balser replied to the topic 'Auto Reframe for FCP X' in the forum. yesterday

Really? That's your argument? OK, you can run with that.

I've had FCPX for 8 years, $299.
PPro for 8 years, $4,800.

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Ben Balser replied to the topic 'Auto Reframe for FCP X' in the forum. yesterday

Adobe is also the most unstable and most expensive NLE on the market...

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Ben Balser replied to the topic 'Compressor keyframes' in the forum. yesterday

What codec is the original?
What preset are you using in Compressor?
Keyframes? What keyframes?

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Ben Balser replied to the topic 'converting timeline from 2K to 4K' in the forum. yesterday

Select all, copy, create a new 4K timeline, paste.

I'm with Tom, why downsize to 2K?

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The function in Logic only slices out the parts of the audio file that fall below a specified threshold. It doesn't close the gaps. In FCPX a Noise Gate does basically the same thing.

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Ben Balser replied to the topic 'Apple Keynote WWDC New FCPX and ARM processors' in the forum. 3 days ago

"Yeah, I heard that story too, but I heard it was his foot."

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Ben Balser replied to the topic 'Audio is distorted after rendering' in the forum. 3 days ago

Where are your audio meters peaking?

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Ben Balser replied to the topic 'FCPX Crashes, freezes, kernel Panic... All of them' in the forum. 4 days ago

At this point, I'd take it in to an Apple store (if you have one open close by) to have the hardware checked.

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Ben Balser replied to the topic 'Clip brightness' in the forum. 4 days ago

Viewer menu, be sure you're set to Better Quality, not Better Playback.

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Never manually calibrate your Mac monitor, Apple has done that already, as stated.

Use your Scopes! Never release anything you've not verified on Vector scope, Waveform scope, Parade scope.

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Ben Balser replied to the topic 'WWDC: the Action & Vision app' in the forum. 5 days ago

They could do that on Intel, also. The "State Of The Platforms" show facial recognition on both CPUs. Imagine having that to tag who's in what videos on a documentary?

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Ben Balser replied to the topic 'Moving Compound Clips along primary storline' in the forum. 1 week ago

I avoid compounds as much as possible, too. I place 3-second gap clips in between sections of a large project and name them as to what section they are at the head of. Along with smart use of the Timeline Index, I can jump to any section at any time. Markers do the same job. Personal preference.

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Ben Balser replied to the topic 'Apple Keynote WWDC New FCPX and ARM processors' in the forum. 1 week ago

The "State Of The Platforms" keynote showed a standalone app, it was just for demo purposes, doing facial recognition on Apple Silicon vs Intel. Apple's chip was so much faster. Imagine doing a large feature documentary, wondering if you got shots of a specific famous person, and FCPX could find all those clips for you with facial recognition.

I've been editing all day with my 2015 rMBP, FCPX 10.4.8, Big Sur. After spending some time with Big Sur, I can tell you that you start to feel like you're using a large iPad. WWWHHHAAATTT???? But yeah, Big Sur is nice, I like it, very snappy, very stable for a version 1.0 beta.

I've read some folks dis FCPX simply because of the new icons shown in the keynote. Well, I'm not worried about what the icons look like.

The screenshot of FCPX in the WWDC keynote showed two features we don't currently have. Effects Favorites category, and a downward menu arrowhead to the right of the Project name in the Timeline pane. Interesting. They also kept the Browser and Inspector panes closed, I assume so we couldn't see hints of new features.

Also, remember Tim Cook said they were going to make more Intel Macs and support Intel Macs for many years to come. And that the transition to Apple Silicon will take two years. Expect the first models to come out to be low and middle range machines. They'll start off slow, then work up to the more powerful computers.

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