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Sunday, 25 March 2012 18:32
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  • Rob Belfi created a new topic ' Lock and Load Plugin' in the forum.
    3 months ago

    I downloaded a trial of Lock and Load and have been trying to compare it to FCPX's built in stabilization tool. Honestly, I haven't noticed any differences so far, even though CoreMelt's comparison videos show a big difference.

    Does anyone have any links to good tutorials that might help get more out of the plugin?
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  • Rob Belfi replied to the topic 'Exporting Error - Rendering Error 10008' in the forum.
    5 months ago

    What's strange is there aren't any black frames at 10008 or anywhere on my media. I do however see black frames almost every few frames when skimming in the timeline, but not when playing. What I ended up doing was re-encoding the file to an .mp4 again and imported that into a new project. I was then able to export successfully. While I'm glad I could get a finished file (most important), I wish I knew the reason FCPX was reading the file so oddly.
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  • Rob Belfi created a new topic ' Exporting Error - Rendering Error 10008' in the forum.
    5 months ago

    I'm having issues exporting a project I'm working on. The original media plays fine by itself, but when I try to export I keep getting the video rendering error 10008. From research that seems to be from black frames appearing in my timeline; they are no present in the original video file (which is a live recording saved as an .mp4 from Wirecast). I've tried new libraries and projects, deleting render files, and have not been able to correct the issue. Anyone ever experience this before?
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  • Rob Belfi replied to the topic 'Stabilizing GoPro footage' in the forum.
    5 months ago

    I have tried various clips using the stabilizing tools within FCPX. Most of the GoPro footage comes from head/chest mounts. While using a gimbal would nice great, it doesn't work for applications I'm needing often. I see the videos GoPro puts out with camera mounted on snowboarders, surfers, etc and it always looks so clean. There must be a way to get a cleaner image from a body mounted shot?
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  • Rob Belfi created a new topic ' Stabilizing GoPro footage' in the forum.
    5 months ago

    I'm having issues getting GoPro footage stabilized in fcpx. Any suggestions or best practices for smoothing out the footage in FCPX?

    The company's video come out very smooth/clean so it's definitely possible, but I'm having issues coming anywhere close.
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  • Rob Belfi replied to the topic 'Audio Missing' in the forum.
    1 year ago

    When I select the audio clip from the timeline the channel configuration states "audio channels configuration is unavailable for the selected clips." If selected from the Browser there is the same "ghosted" waveform shown. Neither has any audio.
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  • Rob Belfi replied to the topic 'Audio Missing' in the forum.
    1 year ago

    Ben, thank you. I have attached a photo of an example clip opened in the timeline at 0DB and one at +12DB. The 0DB photo shows waveforms in the beginning and then they just stop, though there is not audio at all. They go away in the +12DB photo.

    I'm not sure what the exact issue is. I was wearing headphones, but they were plugged into my audio recorder which has the feed from the PA system. I have that audio, but syncing it up to clips with no reference point or reference audio has been very tedious as I'm just trying to match lips to audio.
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  • Rob Belfi created a new topic ' Audio Missing' in the forum.
    1 year ago

    I recorded a 2 day event with 2 camera and an external audio recorder. The first day's audio is fine, but for some reason my entire 2nd day audio is missing. I've attached a screen grab of the waveforms. It shows something there and have isolated each channel, but can't get any audio, just static. It's possible I didn't turn the mic on as it's battery powered, but I feel strongly that I remember doing so. And it seems unlikely I would forget each time I set up throughout the entire day.

    I have the external audio and the B-cam synced up, but unless I figure something out I'm going to be matching a few dozen clips manually.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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  • Rob Belfi replied to the topic 'Echo Fix?' in the forum.
    2 years ago

    Thanks, but yea the $1200 is way to high to fix this. It's definitely not that important to spend that kind of $ on. Thanks.
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  • Rob Belfi created a new topic ' Echo Fix?' in the forum.
    2 years ago

    I had to screen capture a presentation that included having participates on the phone. Parts of the presentation the audio sounds good, other are getting an echo, most likely from the phone. I doubt there is anything I can do since it isn't constant and it's the only source of audio. Does anyone have any suggestions for cleaning the audio up?
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  • Rob Belfi replied to the topic 'Long Event DSLR Recording Options' in the forum.
    2 years ago

    I explained that to them as well, but I'm not sure they understand the difference between DSLR and a conventional video camera.
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  • Rob Belfi created a new topic ' Long Event DSLR Recording Options' in the forum.
    2 years ago

    At my job I mostly handle AV conferences, while I occasionally need to film interviews, etc. I'm now being asked to film a 2 day summit with the company's Canon T3i. I've stressed that it's an entry level DSLR that is not meant for long event use due to it 30 min recording limit, but they really would like to make it work with the equipment they have. I've researched and found that external media recorders like Atomos are not compatible. Besides finding logical breaking points to pause and start recording does anyone have any suggestions?
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  • Rob Belfi replied to the topic 'Exporting phone video to keep the same aspect ratio' in the forum.
    2 years ago

    Thank you.
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  • Rob Belfi created a new topic ' Exporting phone video to keep the same aspect ratio' in the forum.
    2 years ago

    I needed to trim a cell phone video for someone and when I brought it into FCPX I got the black bars on either side. When trying to trim or crop the bars don't go away and I don't see anywhere in the inspector when I can have the background be clear.

    I've never been asked to do this and was stumped on how to keep the video looking the same.
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  • Rob Belfi replied to the topic 'Can't Install FCPX on 2nd computer with a 2nd license' in the forum.
    2 years ago

    That seems to of been the case as I tried again this morning and it seems to be downloading as it should. Thanks.
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  • Rob Belfi created a new topic ' Can't Install FCPX on 2nd computer with a 2nd license' in the forum.
    2 years ago

    My job gave me a used MacBook Pro to install FCPX on, but every time I try to buy FCPX the App Store tells me purchases are not available at this time. Could it be something with the iCloud account? I created a brand new one before attempting to purchase and the person who used to use the laptop no longer works here.
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  • Rob Belfi replied to the topic 'Video rendering error: -50' in the forum.
    2 years ago

    It could be ram, hardware issues as I have a Late 2009 iMac. I am going to use the tests you suggest and see what I can find out. I haven't been able to update for awhile and now I'm getting to a position where I can, but want to wait for the new iMacs to hopefully come out in the fall. I don't want a 27" so I'm holding out for the 21" with TB2, etc.
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  • Rob Belfi replied to the topic 'Video rendering error: -50' in the forum.
    2 years ago

    It isn't a size issue because I can export a master file without issues and that can be 60GB+.
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  • Rob Belfi replied to the topic 'Video rendering error: -50' in the forum.
    2 years ago

    It was a brand new project, import/optimized, add clips to timeline, export. But I went ahead and deleted the render files and had the same error. Optimizing gave the same results. There weren't any issues during the render process in this project or any project 30+ that won't export unless its a master file.
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  • Rob Belfi replied to the topic 'Video rendering error: -50' in the forum.
    2 years ago

    Unfortunately I'm still getting the same error after about 20 seconds.
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