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Mike created a new topic ' trying to delete rendered files...' in the forum. 3 years ago

I am trying to follow this advice to delete rendered files:

"In fact, once you turn off Background Rendering, select the Library in the Browser, File menu, select "Delete All Generated Library Files" and delete ALL render files. You could end up saving valuable drive space."

But when I select the library file and then look at the File menu, there is no option to "Delete All Generated Library Files"?
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Mike replied to the topic 'Saving Drive Space by Deleting Rendered Files ?' in the forum. 3 years ago

ianstubbs wrote:

If you have render files for completed projects then you will save space by deleting them. The only downside in doing so is that you may have to re-render if you go back to the project and experience playback difficulties.

When archiving you can also delete optimized and proxy media if you have any. This might give large savings. The downside to this is that you may need to get FCP to recreate them if you return to the project later. Make sure that you take care to protect original media. Never delete that.

Ian.

Since you brought it up - to be sure - I move all media to the Library. If I am properly protecting that library file, then I am properly protecting all the original media, correct?
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Mike created a new topic ' Saving Drive Space by Deleting Rendered Files ?' in the forum. 3 years ago

"Select the Library in the Browser, File menu, select "Delete All Generated Library Files" and delete ALL render files. You could end up saving valuable drive space."

Will I save drive space doing this on all my "completed" projects? Any downside?
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Mike replied to the topic 'Performance Question for Effects (rendering time)' in the forum. 3 years ago

FCPX.guru wrote:


In fact, once you turn off Background Rendering, select the Library in the Browser, File menu, select "Delete All Generated Library Files" and delete ALL render files. You could end up saving valuable drive space.

Will I save drive space doing this on all my "completed" projects? Any downside?
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Thanks Scott,

Can you explain "(Remember to include enough handles inside your CC in case you need to slip or trim the shot later.)"?
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I know I can't just stick two masks on the same clip but I recall a way around this so you can have the effect of two objects being masked - say a "color" mask for a blue object and a red object in the same scene maintaining color while the rest of the scene is B&W?
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Mike replied to the topic 'Performance Question for Effects (rendering time)' in the forum. 3 years ago

Karsten Schlüter wrote:

meegwell wrote:
… My scene is a static picture with three flares …

Welcome Mr JJ Abrams to the board!
SCNR!!

meegwell wrote:
… … three flares that are keyed to go from nothing to strong glow then back to nothing. Each time I adjust a flare - say move it to the correct location on the picture or adjust the glow size for the key location, it takes up to 5 minutes to render. …



That isn't normal.
Such adjustments should be in real-time.

I'm the guy on this board claiming the weakest hardware (2012 macMini) in use - lens flares are basically a handful of connected, opaque circles - no rocket science, lil' computation.
Particles are a neckbraker, the Align-to behaviour, matryoshkaed compounds (compound in a compound in a …) too, but 'simple' lens-flares?

do you apply the effect to a clip? Not a 'nested' one?

I simply take a still image and drag it to the timeline. Then I drag the SliceX Flare effect on top of it. Then I move the flare to the location on the image I would like it to reside. In this case, it is a flare at the end of my daughters Harry Potter wand that "glows". The render clock goes for about 3-5 minutes with each movement. It is happening in the "background" but the machine is seriously slowed while this is going on. Nothing else running. I shut down and restarted with just FCPX.

If this should not be expected, I would like to know how to troubleshoot it.

Thanks
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Mike replied to the topic 'Performance Question for Effects (rendering time)' in the forum. 3 years ago

Thanks guru - what dictates when I do vs when I don't need to render for playback? If I dont, I assume the rendering takes place when I finalize the project?
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Mike created a new topic ' Performance Question for Effects (rendering time)' in the forum. 3 years ago

Hello - I am trying to do a gut check to make sure what I am experiencing is on par or at least close and I don't have a settings or machine problem. I am currently working with a flare plugin (from core melt TrackX package) but I had similar experience with a customer 3D title. My scene is a static picture with three flares that are keyed to go from nothing to strong glow then back to nothing. Each time I adjust a flare - say move it to the correct location on the picture or adjust the glow size for the key location, it takes up to 5 minutes to render.

My hardware/sw specs are below - like I said, just wondering if that amount of time seems normal.

I am also wondering if there is a setting to help with this that will not impact the final product. I am somewhat new to FCPX.

FCPX 10.3.4 on a MacBook Pro late 2013 2.6ghz w/ 16gb ram and the dual Nvidia Geforce750 2GB + IRIS - library for the small home movie resides on the internal 500gb SSD drive.

Thanks for any input.
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Mike replied to the topic 'Anyone use trackpad for SliceX (or other tracking)?' in the forum. 3 years ago

Karsten Schlüter wrote:

meegwell wrote:

Could be a generation issue: I grew up with Mouse and scroll wheels; my son is used to swiping and gestures… 

Thank you for the input (pun intended?)...I grew up with Keyboard...then the mouse came around...:)

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Mike replied to the topic 'Anyone use trackpad for SliceX (or other tracking)?' in the forum. 3 years ago

FCPX.guru wrote:

But then with SliceX you're simply making points, not drawing free hand (or at least you should be).

Well I guess I have a related follow-up question....I am new to SliceX and only using shape mask so far but I sure am "drawing"...I am not just making points. What may I be doing wrong? For example, a closeup of a person that I want to color correct different than the background I am drawing a mask "freehand" around the person...I mean, I can tell the slicex is doing some work to match the shape but its real easy for me to go off the proper path.
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Mike created a new topic ' Anyone use trackpad for SliceX (or other tracking)?' in the forum. 3 years ago

I am not sure if I will just get used to it or if I should abort and go to a mouse (I am on a MBP)...but I am having a hard time doing shape masks using a trackpad....obviously the more complex the more difficult...I often "lose" the shape before I have finished outlining the object...only having to start over again. Any thoughts or experiences?
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This worked. Thanks for all the input.
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Karsten Schlüter wrote:

  • slice your clip
  • create compound
  • apply KB to Compound

how's that?

I think this may work I can't attempt it right now but will later. To give more clarity (maybe) the scene has a colorful bouquet of flowers to the left sitting in a wooded environment. A biker mountain biker whites by. As the pan moves left to right the flowers leave the shot just as the biker fully enters traveling right.

The color effects a 1.) the bouquet if full color, BW background - done with a shape mask. 2.) The biker has a blue shirt on that is saturated, everything else BW - with a color mask. The initial problem is regardless of correction order the "outside mask" BW overrides the other mask. So I solved this by duplicating the clip then splitting the clips right at the point the bouquet drops off to the left and the biker enters. I disable the opposite "sections". Works great except for the panning effect not carrying across.

So next I will try applying the pan after I duplicate, split, then compound.
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I need to continue the same pan position of the new "second portion" of a blade slides clip. Is there a way to do this without manually trying to tinker with the start of the second portion crop to match where the blade sliced at the end of the first portion?

Why I am trying to do this: I have a clip with a color effect shape mask as well as a color mask. Outside both masks is B&W but moth masked objects come and go from the clip due to the ken burns pan (one object is moving fast passing through). So I can blade cut the clip at that point that they switch and maintain the color objects/BW background I am looking for but the problem is the second part of the clip now resets as far as the ken burns crop goes.

Any help or alternatives would be appreciated!
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Mike replied to the topic 'Best physical controller for FCP X' in the forum. 3 years ago

yes I learned that recently along with the 3 finger drag...thank you...love my MBP!
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Mike thanks user 'Overturf' in the forum message ' Best physical controller for FCP X'. 3 years ago
Mike replied to the topic 'noob - how do I install a .moef effect' in the forum. 3 years ago

What is iMoviePro?

So things got complicated quick....
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