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Kasey thanks user 'Russ Haskell' in the forum message ' FCPX certifications'. 3 years ago
Russ Haskell replied to the topic 'Waiting on 10.2.4 and 10.3' in the forum. 4 years ago

davechap wrote:

I'm sure someone has already mentioned the 9to5 Mac post with Mark Gurman's comment about FCPX 10.3:

I'm wondering if FCPX 10.3 gets any stage time at all. It might be more about iMovie with FCPX just getting a product page refresh and update in the App Store.

Has FCP X ever gotten stage time at an Apple event since the initial launch? Can't think of any off hand.

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Russ Haskell replied to the topic 'I need help! How to burn a Blu-Ray please.' in the forum. 4 years ago

From the info you provided, it doesn't appear that your Blu Ray burner is connected …or if it is, it's not "seen" by FCP. The AVCHD output option you have creates a relatively low bit rate HD file, using a normal DVD burner and DVD media. An AVCHD disk would be limited to approximately 30 minutes – obviously inadequate for your project – and would be lower quality than a Blu Ray disk. If your BD burner is connected, but is not listed as an option, check in System Information to verify that the Mac recognizes it.

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Russ Haskell replied to the topic 'Share to Vimeo not working' in the forum. 4 years ago

If you export an H.264 master file and use the Vimeo uploader, does it work?

Check in Keychain Access to see whether you have multiple passwords.

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Russ Haskell replied to the topic 'Upscale HD to 4k' in the forum. 4 years ago

If you apply one of the QuickTime movie presets, say 4K Video Sharing, and choose a custom for bit rate in the Inspector, you should be able to specify something well above 30 Mbps.

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Also:

If you still have the original media on the physical card, or a copy of the card on your Mac, you can try using the Reimport command (File > Import > Reimport from Camera/Archive).

If you optimized the original clips, this error can sometimes be thrown because the transcoding process never completed. So if none of the above seems to fix it, try selecting the clips in the Browser , right clicking, and choosing Transcode Media.

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You can use the Modify Settings button i n the FCO Inspector – unless you want to changer the frame rate.

You can also change the frame rate in the New project dialog. Create a custom project and then copy/paste to the new timeline.

For more control, consider Compressor.

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For whatever reason it seems that the import wasn't completed. I'm not sure what you mean by not being able to relink. Assuming that the original media is still available as an intact folder structure on your Mac or camera, select an event and from the File menu choose Import > Reimport from Camera/Archive.

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Russ Haskell replied to the topic 'How to convert several wmv and edit them in fcpx' in the forum. 4 years ago

What Karsten said…

Also see the replies to your question on the Apple Compressor and Final Cut boards.

Good luck.

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Jonie WL thanks user 'Russ Haskell' in the forum message ' Video Bug on Final Cut Pro X'. 4 years ago
Russ Haskell replied to the topic 'Pixelation problem when burning bluray' in the forum. 4 years ago

If you save it as a disk image, which others here have recommended, you will be able to mount the img and go inside the BDMV package (right click > Shoe Contents) and from the STREAM folder play the m2ts file to see whether the artifacts appear). If they do appear, it rules out the media and the burner.

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Russ Haskell replied to the topic 'Video Bug on Final Cut Pro X' in the forum. 4 years ago

You've had so much good feedback that you probably don't need this…but just a couple of additional comments, FWIW.

The artifacts you see while editing your projects are something that you're probably just have to live with – because of the hardware limitations (especially the GPU). Nevertheless, if you are able to complete your edits and export the project, I would expect that you cam still get a satisfactory output file for uploading. The higher the quality the file that you upload, the better will be the result after You Tube recompresses it. So if you have enough time (and patience) consider exporting a Pro Res LT master file and uploading that via the You Tube uploader.

Best of luck.

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Russ Haskell replied to the topic 'Compressor & interlacing' in the forum. 4 years ago

I also suggest that you check your project properties (Cmd-J). The most likely way that GoPro clips could wind up as interlaced is if the project was set to Custom and interlaced. If you let FCP automatically choose the project settings from the first clip edited to the timeline, you should get a progressive project. Also agree with others who suggest that you just export directly from Final Cut, rather than going through Compressor (although there's nothing wrong with using Compressor for this).

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Russ Haskell replied to the topic 'FCPX unexpectadly closing down???????' in the forum. 4 years ago

Hard to find a stone left unturned after Greg's comprehensive post.

Just to reinforce Greg's advice that deleting backup libraries is not a good idea. As he said, they are relatively small, and as you found, they can be an important resource – enabling you to go back into "history" to open up a library/project prior to the time when any issues began to surface.

Glad to hear that the crashes have stopped. My guess continues to be that it was a corrupted library or project that was causing the issues – given that the backups apparently worked. Clearly free storage space is not a problem.

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Russ Haskell replied to the topic 'youtube upload' in the forum. 4 years ago

The ways to reduce file size are: lower bit rate; lower resolution; lower frame rate; more efficient codec.

I'm assuming your current file is 720 megabytes (MB) size. If so your video's bitrate is about 10 Mb per second, which is the default setting for 1080 Apple Devices. I'm also going to assume your codec is H.264, which is very efficient.

If your video resolution is 1080 and you don't want to reduce it, you could try reducing the bit rate to see where quality starts to become objectionable, Select a short representative section; encode it and upload to test. My guess is that the quality loss will be visible somewhere around 5 Mbs – but that's depending on your content. You may be able to get away with bit rates as low as 3 Mbs if the resolution is reduced to 720.

Alternatively you could forego the trial and error approach, make peace with your slow connection, plan an overnight upload and get a good night's sleep.

Good luck.

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Russ Haskell replied to the topic 'FCPX unexpectadly closing down???????' in the forum. 4 years ago

Just to add…if you find that a back up library will open and you can work on its projects, it would seem point to corrupted library data bases as the cause. Why that should be happening as a pattern, is another matter…possibly third party stuff, as has been suggested already. Also, as previously suggested, a good idea to trash the preference files after a crash – even if those files weren't the culprits.

Good luck.

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Russ Haskell replied to the topic 'Larry Jordon news...' in the forum. 4 years ago

Not that I know about the training profession, but from being on various forums and working with younger people what Ben said seems about right. FCP X was clearly designed to appeal to a broad cross section of users – including a huge number who have zero tolerance for structured learning. In that context, the non curated universe of videos on YT is seen as a viable (perhaps even preferable, price aside, for style) competitor to professional tutorials.

Hopefully Larry and members of his team will land on their feet in new and better situations.

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Russ Haskell replied to the topic ''Quickest' encoding options?' in the forum. 4 years ago

If you don't have a lot of content motion – say, the show is comprised of talking heads, you can cut your encoding time dramatically by not checking multi-pass and your quality should be acceptable. Do some tests on short sections.

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Russ Haskell replied to the topic 'Export help please. Youtube is killing me' in the forum. 5 years ago

What Duncan said, it would be great if we could test a short section of the original footage. If you could upload a short clip to some file sharing service and post the link so we could download it.

Did you try Ben's suggestion to upload to Vimeo.? Their encoding is very good.

BTW, I'm not sure how much benefit you would get by running this through Compressor. As I mentioned earlier, the default 1080P settings in FCP X are pretty high at 20 Mbps. Compressor might let you increase that up to about about 25 Mbps.. Craig noted that YT recommends CABAC entropy, which recent versions of Compressor can do. However, the file produced by the default settings for FCP also is CABAC.

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