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Oliver Peters replied to the topic 'FCPx timeline to Motion5?' in the forum. 3 months ago

Yes, via third party

fxfactory.com/info/xsendmotion/

- Oliver

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Oliver Peters replied to the topic 'Upload 2560x1440 to YouTube' in the forum. 4 months ago

As a general rule even multiples scale the best. So you are probably better working HD, 2K DCI, UHD, or 4K DCI. I think to get YouTube 4K, you are going to need to upload 4K.

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Oliver Peters replied to the topic 'Upload 2560x1440 to YouTube' in the forum. 4 months ago

Out of curiosity, why are you using his size? It's not a normal standard for delivery.

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FCPX.guru wrote:

Walter Murch eventually backtracked and ended up liking Final Cut...
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Huh? Walter is cutting on Premiere Pro these days.

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The current market has 7 "pro" NLEs: FCPX, Premiere Pro, Media Composer, Resolve, Lightworks, Edius, and Vegas. Plus the lower tier: Rush, LumaFusion, and iMovie. Each of these appeal to their respective market segments and while they all share similarities, they also have unique features. Just because you have a powerful, low cost NLE doesn't mean the others no longer have a need in the market.

Resolve is a great color correction tool, but it is not the only one, nor even the best high-end grading tool. Part of the beauty to its color page is the layout, not just the toolset. Simply adding the same tools into FCPX won't make it a comparable grading tool, because the workflow and layout is different. Right now, BMD is headed to making Resolve a good all-in-one tool, but few editors will truly master all aspects of it. However, you can use as much or as little as you're like. Then learn the rest over time.

The bottom line is that people who like to edit in FCPX, because of its unique qualities, won't jump to Resolve, as long as Apple continues its development efforts. However, better interoperability between FCPX and Motion and/or Logic would go a long way towards abating the advantages of Resolve.

- Oliver
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Oliver Peters created a new topic ' FCPRadioTV Live - Micheal Cioni' in the forum. 8 months ago

Good (though long) free-wheeling interview with Michael Cioni. Lots of interesting discussions - 5G camera to cloud, FrameIO roadmap, raw codecs, FCPX and much more. Michael talks about FCPX and Hollywood starting about 1 hr 3 min. Enjoy!

youtu.be/w-RyZVkFROU

- Oliver
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Oliver Peters replied to the topic 'Closed caption embedding broken' in the forum. 8 months ago

I agree that custom sequence start times are probably unnecessary and most likely anachronistic more often than not. But there are workflows where it's desirable and clearly FCPX enables custom start times.

So it would seem to me that if there is a legitimate restriction in regards to captioning - and not just a bug - then it should be documented or a warning presented upon export.

But I suppose we'll see if this changes in the next few updates. Something to keep an eye on at least.

- Oliver
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Oliver Peters replied to the topic 'Closed caption embedding broken' in the forum. 9 months ago

FCPX.guru wrote:

Why do you start projects at one hour? You're not cutting negative celluloid, there's no need for that anymore. FCPX defaults to a zero start time, also. Yes, CC should be a zero start time.

Well, in part it's a habit from the linear days. 01:00:00:00 (DF) is customary in US broadcast and 10:00:00:00 is often used in the UK. I realize that in the file-based world it's not that necessary, but I still have numerous distribution outlets that require it. The reason for it is so that if you have to have bars and a slate, these can precede the show start time and you don't roll over midnight. That is still actually a requirement in some circles.

As far as CC requiring it - I think that's incorrect. I can export 1hr start times in Premiere and Media Composer with embedded captions, no issue. I also have older masters with embedded captions that start at 1hr and I'm pretty sure those were exported out of FCPX. So I feel like it did work prior to this update. I realize that at least for now :00 is the way to go in FCPX, but it truly shouldn't matter.

The odd part is that I can see it in the viewer and can even burn-in the titles and TC start time isn't an issue. Same if I simply export the .scc file. Only the embedding, which doesn't make a lot of sense.
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Oliver Peters replied to the topic 'Closed caption embedding broken' in the forum. 9 months ago

Thanks. Yes, I tried Compressor, but it also didn't work. The answer seems to be related to the project start time.

The project (sequence) timecode has to start at 00:00:00:00 otherwise it doesn't work. My sequence was set to start at 01:00:00:00. After modifying the sequence start back to 00:00:00:00, then closed captions were properly embedded (and visible) in the exported master file.

That doesn't appear to be documented anywhere and certainly seems like a bug to me.

- Oliver
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Oliver Peters created a new topic ' Closed caption embedding broken' in the forum. 9 months ago

Did this FCPX update break the closed caption embedding in the Share operation?

I am no longer able to export a ProRes master with embedded 608 closed captions. I can see them in the FCPX viewer and modify as needed. I can also export a separate .scc file. I can even burn them into the exported video. However, the exported master file doesn't display any embedded captions in Switch or QT Player. This worked prior to the update.

My current workaround is to export the .scc file from FCPX, bring it into Premiere to add to the master and then export an embedded master out of Premiere. I've tried on a couple of different machines to no avail, so this function appears to be broken.

FCPX 10.4.7
macOS 10.14.6
2013 MacPro 8-core/D500

- Oliver
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Oliver Peters replied to the topic 'Importing video 4k 4:3 24p stutters' in the forum. 10 months ago

This is one of the GoPro options. It gives you the ability to reframe vertically. Therefore you end up cropping the top or bottom somewhat when you place it into the sequence. GoPro codecs are taxing, so transcode before importing or optimize, but keep it at the native frame size.

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Oliver Peters replied to the topic 'I was about to buy Davinci Resolve, but instead...' in the forum. 2 years ago

To Robert - If you are coming from LumaFusion, I think you'll find a lot of similarities between it and FCPX. I second the training suggestions.

Also regarding Resolve - For what you will likely encounter, the color correction tools within FCPX will probably serve you well. However, if you feel the need to still add Resolve to your toolkit, you can get it in the Apple Mac App Store, too. Both the basic free and paid Studio versions are available and follow the same guidelines as other apps. Namely that you can install the software on as many Macs as you own. There are some minor limitation between the App Store versions and the regular versions, but no deal breakers. Also the free version will do about 90% of what the full version can do. Obviously if you purchase the App Store version of Resolve Studio, it will be Mac-only.

- Oliver
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Oliver Peters replied to the topic 'Apple's new iMac commercial showcases Premiere' in the forum. 2 years ago

Actually it looks like Apple has pulled the video off of YouTube. It's no longer on the Apple page and the link in the OP is now unavailable.

Oliver
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Oliver Peters replied to the topic 'The Most Stupid Question of 2018?' in the forum. 2 years ago

You will need to create Open Captions ("burned-in" titles). You can convert your closed captions to titles using this tool:

www.spherico.com/filmtools/index.html

- Oliver
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Oliver Peters replied to the topic 'Library Management: Too many projects?' in the forum. 3 years ago

bcassin wrote:

so I keep the library on the desktop to not interfere with FCPX reading and writing media

Out of curiosity, have you noticed any difference between having the Library on the desktop versus somewhere else on the local drive? There are OS issues if you have too many files on the desktop. I'm not sure whether a Library creates such issues, since it's basically a container and not an actual binary file. You might try moving the Library to the Movies or Documents folder and see if it changes anything.

Oliver
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Oliver Peters replied to the topic 'thunderbolt to SDI box' in the forum. 4 years ago

I've been testing the BMD UltraStudio Express, AJA T-Tap and BMD MiniMonitor. All work fine with Premiere Pro.

The MiniMonitor seems to pass SDI fine, but I can't get HDMI out of it. The T-Tap performs best with FCPX, but when working with progressive media you get aliasing/interlacing on pause, regardless of settings. This isn't the case with the UltraStudio Express, because it contains more processing power to reconstruct a whole frame on pause.

The biggest issue, I have with the UltraStudio Express in FCPX, is that it doesn't perform well when attached to a Thunderbolt bus that is shared. So, for example, on a Mac Pro trash can, it has to be on its own Thunderbolt bus if you want good performance in X. What I see is that in JKL scrubbing/shuttling, it freezes not only the output to the broadcast displays, but also the FCPX viewer itself. If you turn off a/v output in the menu, then it's fine. Regular playback is OK.

The bottom line is that if you want to have Resolve visible on an external monitor, you have to have a BMD device. If you only care about FCPX, then AJA is probably the better option. Or get one of each and swap them based on what you are working on.

- Oliver
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Peter Wiggins thanks user 'Oliver Peters' in the forum message ' FX factory'. 4 years ago
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Oliver Peters replied to the topic 'FX factory' in the forum. 4 years ago

Or go to their download page. On the righthand side are links to older versions.

- Oliver
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Oliver Peters replied to the topic 'Angus Wall on Final Cut Pro X' in the forum. 4 years ago

If this is from the original press release, then he wasn't using it, but had merely looked at it. There was a large Apple event done later where they pulled live iPhone video from around the world and put it into a web spot. He cut it on FCP7, not FCPX, even though it was available. So whether he switched over to X later, would be an unknown. He's been more involved in directing and VFX in recent years, so using a new NLE might not be on the front burner for Angus.

Part of the reason Fincher's office went with the Adobe option was because of After Effects integration. Plus Adobe and other contractors worked directly with the team to keep the workflow relatively smooth.

- Oliver
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