Forum Replies Created

Viewing 1 - 10 of 99 posts
  • Paul Golden

    May 20, 2021 at 1:36 am

    I think if you own BMD cameras, it’s really worth to learn even a minimum of Resolve (which often comes free with the camera) to make ProRes dailies for your FCP session. Without becoming a full-blown colorist, you can get really usable assets with a minimum of fuss. The only thing that would make my life easier would be built-in BRAW support in FCP that allows editing directly without transcoding. If I can’t have that, I’ll at least rip dailies for FCP from Resolve and move on from there.

  • Paul Golden

    May 17, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    I’ve had a look through the manual and features. Can anyone tell me the advantage of using this plug-in over transcoding with Resolve (Lite or Studio)?

  • Paul Golden

    May 11, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    It sounds like you need to adjust your black level in your green screen key. Have you looked at the matte channel to see if the black is fully black or if there’s white schmutz (a tech term) in there. Are you using the FCPX keyer or something else?

  • Paul Golden

    March 11, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    I would look into Simon Says: https://www.simonsays.ai

    They’re very reasonable and it’s easy to clean up your files on their system before importing them to your project.

  • Paul Golden

    February 2, 2021 at 1:59 am

    OK, I’ll add another wrinkle. I often use FCP as my Online and Offline tool and do my color correction and dailies grade in Resolve. For example, I shoot 4.6K raw and bring everything into Resolve. I do a one light grade and render dailies to HD and cut like crazy in FCPX. Then I export a timeline (reel) as an XML and bring it back to Resolve and do a color correct grade on the full res raw files. Then I render out full-res ProRes files that are now graded and conform them back in FCP. I find FCP very fast to output changes from and I can do all of the graphics, titles, and other effects there if I want. I know everyone is all excited about Resolve as a finishing tool, but I value the speed and organization tools of FCP. Your mileage may vary.

  • Paul Golden

    January 29, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    In truth, the Oxberry is around to do 2.5D style animation with repeatable motion control, but photo animation/pan & scan moves seems a lot more straightforward in AE or FCP using Ken Burns. Back to FCP, there is something, shall we say, “non-optimized” about working with stills sequences in a timeline. I like using FCP for cutting board-o-matics because it’s fast and easy to retime panel lengths using Control D and a frame duration. I use adjustment layers to do overriding camera moves while the frames below change out. I prefer not to go out to AE or Motion because it breaks the flow of editing and makes doing timing adjustments a PIA. But there’s something about the way FCP does “pre-roll” that tends to frame-skip the first time around and then locks on for the 2nd playback. I’m not sure why there should be memory issues because these panels are either 4K or HD jpegs/pngs sized so they are no bigger than average video footage. It works, but it can be laggy, no matter how beefy your system. I’d love Apple to rethink how stills are treated (image sequence support!) and make more of an effort to speed things up.

  • Paul Golden

    January 29, 2021 at 3:07 am

    Oliver: are you talking about doing moves on an Oxberry? I’ve got one here if you need one! I’ll get the platen cleaned off for you.

    As far as stills are concerned, I think FCP still does not work with them efficiently for many things. I often cut animation storyboards, which are stills in sequence with or without camera moves. 4 frames here, 2 frames there etc. I find FCP sluggish when it comes to playback of still sequences and often needs to be started twice in order to play out properly at speed without hanging or dropping frames. And that’s with a 6 disk SSD RAID and iMac Pro. And don’t get me started about lack of support for image sequences. Resolve, AE and Motion all know what an image sequence is. C’mon Apple!

  • Paul Golden

    June 23, 2020 at 12:06 am
  • Paul Golden

    June 22, 2020 at 11:58 pm

    From this screen grab I can tell that they’ve added a full audio mixing suite, support for Blackmagic Raw, a scrolling timeline, multi-user support and a completely overhauled key framing system!

  • Paul Golden

    November 14, 2019 at 1:46 am

    IIRC I don’t believe these can be ungraded with RAM or HD after their initial builds.

Viewing 1 - 10 of 99 posts

We use anonymous cookies to give you the best experience we can.
Our Privacy policy | GDPR Policy