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July 11, 2012After Effects Alpha Channel in FCPX

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After Effects Alpha Channel in FCPX

I was working on a project recently where I was bringing in some rendered After Effects layers with alpha channels. I layered the imported ProRes 4444 files in the FCPX timeline but I was getting a weird black line around the mask blur. It turns out the problem is way FCPX interpolates alpha channels. By […]

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April 24, 2012Phantom Post Workflow with GlueTools

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Phantom Post Workflow with GlueTools

I was recently asked to edit a commercial shot with a Phantom high speed camera, so was presented with the task of figuring out some kind of work-flow. The commercials had to be delivered on a tight deadline so whatever method I used, it had to be fast. After a bit of research, GlueTools Phantom […]

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June 29, 2011Multiple versions in FCPX

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Multiple versions in FCPX

This is a quick tip and not necessarily the best way of managing multiple versions of edits but so far I find it works well.  Just like you can audition specific clips in the FCPX timeline you can also audition a group of clips and also a full edit. Just select all the clips in […]

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June 23, 2011Managing Media in Final Cut Pro X

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Managing Media in Final Cut Pro X

Update July 20 2012 Since it’s initial release, FCPX has had some welcomed improvements in performance and usability including the ability to reconnect footage. Why Apple did not include this in the first release I do not know, but it’s now there, so if you have any unconnected media it’s fairly straightforward to reconnect using […]

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February 26, 2011HDSLR using your computer as a monitor

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HDSLR using your computer as a monitor

This is a pretty obvious tip, but one I have totally overlooked because I usually disregard any software that comes with cameras, resorting to third party solutions.  Most Canon DSLRs should come with a piece of software called EOS utility.  It’s only now that I have tested this out with my 7D and it not […]

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January 25, 2011Time Machine and FCP conflict

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Time Machine and FCP conflict

This is a small problem with a simple fix but might not be apparent at first.  I’m using an external hard disk connected to an Airport Extreme to backup my files with Time Machine over the WiFi network.  This is a pretty good solution as I don’t need to worry about plugging anything in to […]

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