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  • Adam Dewhirst

    February 1, 2012 at 2:03 am in reply to: Todays FCP X announcement

    hi craig,

    “Timelines have been used for certain functions that FCPX endeavors to obviate the need for.”

    do you mind me asking what endeavours these are?

    “Organizational needs will be managed by metadata.”

    i’m willing to adapt to this mode of working although i used to organize my media via sequences.

    “Visual feedback some might still want be the function for that is already diminished.”

    this is a big problem for me. i am working in a VISUAL medium and need visual cues to remember what i have and where.

    “Basically you have to look at WHY you need one clip on top of another. There are other ways to fulfill most of those needs.”

    to composite/layer (its also much easier to organise visually but i dealt with that above)

    “Roles, while still a work in progress, allow you to disable clips that perform a specific function. They provide control based on function rather than track layer.”

    to be honest i have no clear idea what this means but it does seem to me its another step towards conceptualising (and hiding from the eye) what one used to be able to see and make more immediate desicions based on this vision.


  • Adam Dewhirst

    February 1, 2012 at 1:27 am in reply to: Todays FCP X announcement

    “the use of a more track based timeline environment”… this has been the most frustrating thing for me with fcp x… this storyline business (what if you don’t produce stories?), i just don’t see the point… what advantages does it have over tracks on a timeline where you can see everything and move any clip or clips (video or audio) around at your whim with or without effecting other clips… the only thing i didn’t like about the fcp6 timeline, which i still use, is that when you nest a clip you can’t apply global effects to that nest… i’m not sure if you can do this with compound clips or not?

    multicam editing is not what i have ever used nor ever will so this update is very poor for my part…

  • Adam Dewhirst

    January 30, 2012 at 10:41 pm in reply to: time filters?

    thanks ian,

    i’ll have to check out motion 5 as i didn’t realise it had different filters. i hope its not as cumbersome going back and forward as it was with fcp6/motion 4.

  • Adam Dewhirst

    January 22, 2012 at 1:16 am in reply to: compressor-jerky

    compressor 3.5

    thanks craig, i’ll try your settings and see if their is an improvement.


  • Adam Dewhirst

    January 21, 2012 at 11:41 pm in reply to: compressor-jerky


    thanks for your response. the source frame rate is 25 and i’m sure it is interlaced (shot on fx1).

    yes, im checking the file before i upload it. so im not going off the uploaded file.

    to be honest, i’m not quite sure what increasing the data rate does but if it adds quality maybe i should try this, although i’m not sure by how much i should increase it. increasing the file size doesn’t bother me, as long as its under 5gb and at the moment with the current settings its only 1.16gb.


  • Adam Dewhirst

    December 19, 2011 at 11:35 pm in reply to: Atomos Ninja problems

    the firewire connection from the ninja to apples latest operating system doesn’t work. apparently its a bug they are trying to fix. in the meantime you can use the usb connection. not sure if this helps but i had that problem. there is a contact number on the atomos website.

  • Adam Dewhirst

    November 23, 2011 at 12:50 am in reply to: sony hdv deck

    cheers timothy,

    must be either the cable or the deck than…

    you’ve been much more help than apple support…

    i’ll check ebay for a hv30


  • Adam Dewhirst

    November 22, 2011 at 8:59 am in reply to: sony hdv deck

    thanks timothy,

    i did the system check and i go to hardware then firewire and all it thats their is the speed. am i looking in the right place?


  • Adam Dewhirst

    November 21, 2011 at 11:00 pm in reply to: sony hdv deck


    i have been using the exact settings that are suggested in that link. it seems the imac just isn’t reading the firewire connecting at all.

    it seems atmomos are having problems with firewire and 10.02 as well. speaking to their helpdesk they said i have to use usb for the time being with my ninja.

    last night i discovered a storage intensive workaround (60 mins = 85 gb). i simply conect the sony deck via hdmi to the ninja, press play on the deck and rec on the ninja. the files open in fcp x.

    i spent an hour with apple support on the phone and all they could say was try a different cable.

  • Adam Dewhirst

    November 21, 2011 at 2:42 am in reply to: sony hdv deck

    thanks tony… will give it a go.

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