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FCPXguru has the right technique. To get the letters (rows) to appear gradually you could use a combination of wipes, crops and dissolve key-framed to your taste.

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arc nevada replied to the topic 'So that's it then...' in the forum. 1 week ago

Rinaldo Doon wrote: Hmm. Tough crowd.


Welcome to the club : )

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arc nevada replied to the topic 'change the sky to black' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Rebeccagabriella wrote: Hii! I hope someone can help me, im trying to change the background in a video to a black sky, its currently pretty white and cloudy and i want it really dark/black, is there anyway i can do that?

Thankyou in advance :)


You should be able to put the same video clip on two layers. The top layer you use a chroma-key or luma key filter to knock out the sky. The bottom layer you can adjust brightness, contrast, saturation etc. Only the the sky will be affected in the final composition because that is your mask/matte. You might want to use cropping filters as well.

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arc nevada replied to the topic 'I think it has come to and end.' in the forum. 1 month ago

I had hoped Blackmagic Design would release and Intensity Shuttle 2 with 4K and Thunderbolt 3 but it never happened.

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If you can upload a short video clip with a lot of motion that will make the interlacing super obvious we could all try a few tests. You could then pick the best method and replicate it.

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If you have Premiere Pro you should try a few tests with it. Premiere Pro might be a better option for your HDV work flow. The Intensity Shuttle is money well spent if you are editing HDV 1080i video using Premiere Pro. You can always sell it.

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How many HDV tapes do you have? You could export to Pro Res and de-interlace or you could also try h.264 at 60P. You could even try Quick Time Animation. It does not hurt to experiment. Not sure of the final destination or how well FCPX and Compressor will handle the HDV files. After trans-coding does hair look like hair or rabbit fur? That being said I love editing HDV 1440 X 1080i on broadcast compliant hardware but I hate editing interlace video on the computer screen. The video link might be of some interest even though VHS is in the title and I use Premiere Pro you can use FCPX.

youtu.be/dVLUxRkPMdA

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arc nevada replied to the topic 'third party for external playout' in the forum. 2 months ago

FCPX.guru wrote: I did.

And if you simply need HDMI out, and your Mac doesn't have a port built-in, simply get a USB to HDMI adapter.

"FCPX does not work that great with 3rd party hardware." Simply not a truly universal statement, once again. But go ahead and flame on as usual.


I never said FCPX does not work. It does not work as good as Edius or Premiere Pro. That being said please make a video of FCPX switching between 480i, 720p and 1080i without having to open and close FCPX as demonstrated in my video. Premiere Pro and Edius can do it without having to constantly open and close the program. I can play HDV 1080i using FCPX and it never looks as good as when I use Premiere Pro or Edius. You would say the same thing if you seen them both side by side. FCPX looks decent but it does not look as good as Premiere Pro or Edius.

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arc nevada replied to the topic 'third party for external playout' in the forum. 2 months ago

FCPX.guru wrote: 3rd party hardware is required by any NLE to output an SDI broadcast signal to a broadcast monitor.

Blackmagic makes the Micro Converter that I believe can translate HDMI to SDI and SDI to HDMI.
www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/microconverters


Who stated anything about broadcasting?

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arc nevada replied to the topic 'third party for external playout' in the forum. 2 months ago

Why do you need 3rd party hardware? FCPX does not work that great with 3rd party hardware. The Intensity Shuttle is no longer listed on the BMD website. I imagine it has been discontinued.

youtu.be/KGDZVQT6dfI

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arc nevada replied to the topic 'whats the name of the behavior animation for this text?' in the forum. 2 months ago

I see a lot of wipes and slides.

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arc nevada replied to the topic 'how to get a logo to break apart' in the forum. 2 months ago

You just have to apply the effects and transitions you like.

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arc nevada replied to the topic 'how to get a logo to break apart' in the forum. 2 months ago

It is easy. If the Logo was created in Photoshop you simply import all the layers. You then apply transitions like wipe, zoom, slide etc to the individual layers.

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arc nevada replied to the topic 'Lyrics Video help' in the forum. 3 months ago

In the first video you can achieve the same effect by using the crop filter to reveal each letter. It will be time consuming because you will have to manually key-frame it. That being said you might find a plugin on line that will do it or even a Motion template that does it automatically.

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arc nevada replied to the topic 'Auto Reframe for FCP X' in the forum. 3 months ago

VTCmedia wrote: And what of all those cinematic masterpieces of mine I shot on tape? Did I do the time/space/labor intensive kind of 'professional' transfer or the quick/fast/get-it-out-the-door 'pedestrian' transfer? I'm satisfied with 'pedestrian' knowing full well spending 6x the effort doesn't translate into a 6x better quality product.


I agree. I can maybe see if somehow you had VHS tapes of Lady Gaga and you were going to do a feature film style documentary for theater release about her life then I might capture 10-bit uncompressed. I might do it for something really rare but for the average client there is no need.

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arc nevada replied to the topic 'Auto Reframe for FCP X' in the forum. 3 months ago

AppleGuru wrote: Why is this thread called Auto Reframe for FCP X when there is no info regarding to it?


The OP was asking if FCPX could do it.

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arc nevada replied to the topic 'Auto Reframe for FCP X' in the forum. 3 months ago

VTCmedia,

I agree with you. I see people use cheap USB capture card along with OBS, Handbrake, Virtualdub etc. The result is usually horrible even though they put a lot of time and effort into their process. The reason is the cheap USB capture cards have cheap hardware to begin with. My Hi-8 camera has a TBC built in. I can capture using the Intensity Shuttle at 10 Bit uncompressed. The result is slightly better than using the ADVC 110 DV-25 but the files are way to big. Most of my clients just want to see the video of their loved ones. Capturing uncompressed is not needed and like you stated the files size is huge. I like the fact that you mention playing back to CRT and HD monitors. Below is my setup. It is not the best but what you see is what you get during the editing process.

youtu.be/dVLUxRkPMdA

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