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Joe Redifer replied to the topic 'Apple Keynote WWDC New FCPX and ARM processors' in the forum. 4 days ago

cseeman wrote: No. Hmm do you use macOS? This is specific to BigSur and Apple Silicon


Of course I do. But I recall the big thing about Catalina was something to do with iOS. I never downgraded from Mojave to Catalina because Catalina was a big nothing burger. Nothing new to help me with what I do, at least nothing that they were advertising. Instead it breaks compatibility with apps I still use constantly like Quicktime 7. There is no replacement for Quicktime 7 in functionality and ease of use.

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Joe Redifer replied to the topic 'Apple Keynote WWDC New FCPX and ARM processors' in the forum. 4 days ago

cseeman wrote: The ability to run iOS and iPadOS apps directly on the desktop is interesting especially for those of who use such apps in the field.

Interesting. I thought that was the big thing for Catalina.

cseeman wrote: some talk of an eventual FCPX on iPad

That would be interesting, but it'd need a keyboard hookup. Multi-gestures would make odd shortcuts. But who knows, I'd have to try it. I wonder how I would access my terabytes of media files on the iPad. The iPad only had one I/O port, Lighting isn't really very incredible from what I understand. Thunderbolt it isn't. More like a USB 2.

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Joe Redifer replied to the topic 'Apple Keynote WWDC New FCPX and ARM processors' in the forum. 5 days ago

n the SOP session, Anand talks about ASM being able to Boot any macOS that is signed by Apple allowing your Mac to boot older macOS versions both internally and from external drives.

This would be very nice! Definitely holding off on getting a new Mac for now. I was gonna get the new Mac Pro but I think I should wait, as it's already obsolete with many of these new announcements.

I looked at the preview of Big Sur on Apple's site. I'm not sure what this OS brings to the table. I don't care about new emojis in Messenger. It all seemed really vague with nothing new under the hood. Maybe a slight GUI redesign.

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Joe Redifer replied to the topic 'Apple Keynote WWDC New FCPX and ARM processors' in the forum. 6 days ago

With all of this CISC and RISC talk, I suddenly feel like I'm back in the mid-90s.

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Joe Redifer replied to the topic 'UpRez'ing a bitrate' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Asking for a specific bitrate on ProRes files seems to be rather odd. He specified ProRes 422HQ and that's what you have (assuming your resolution and frame rate match what they need). When making ProRes files, you don't specify bitrate. They are what they are and the bitrate can vary a bit. Nothing to be concerned with. I would not change your video before hanidng them off.... transcoding them would just result in a slight generation loss at this point and there is nothing to gain by increasing the bit rate.

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I can still capture over Firewire (with adapter) on Mohave running the latest FInal Cut. It might be Catalina. Just one more reason not to downgrade to Catalina OOOPS SORRY I mean "upgrade". Have you considered getting an older used Mac of some kind, installing an old Final Cut Pro or Premiere on there? Or maybe just Quicktime 7 Pro? Then have that machine be your capture station and don't let it do anything else, not even connect to the internet.

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Joe Redifer replied to the topic 'FCPX stops responding to playback commands.' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

My FCP still has this problem, usually caused by applying transitions to audio-only files. Bluetooth on or off has no effect.

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Joe Redifer replied to the topic 'Help with retiming' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Yes Optical Flow absolutely helps speed increases. I always notice a difference unless you speed it up by 200% or other round increments like that. Otherwise FCP is just playing the nearest frame which may not be the frame you actually need. Give it a try. HOwever keep in mind you may need to render for smooth playback as I've found that FCP will play back slow motion footage done with optical flow in real time, but not so much fast motion footage with optical flow.

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Joe Redifer replied to the topic 'Navigating magnetic timeline' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Don't press Command - maybe? But I'm guessing that's not your issue. What kind of funky keyboard/mouse setup do you have? A wheel or a button somewhere may be assign to the zooming. Check your shortcut preferences under File > Commands > Customized. If it's on DEFAULT and not CUSTOMIZE then there could be something that needs to be addressed with your mouse software in the System Preferences.

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Joe Redifer replied to the topic '"Memory Leak" while working with ProRes files' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Once FCP starts getting into 20+ GB or RAM usage, it's best to quit the application and just restart it. It will perform a bit better after you do this as well.

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Joe Redifer replied to the topic 'Simon Ubsdell has shut down his YTchannel' in the forum. 1 month ago

I just learned of this channel via your post. I am blown away by some of the tutorials I've watched and his skill. This is really too bad that he won't be doing any more. I wonder if there was an issue with Apple. Not sure why there would be, but he mentioned that some Fusion tutorials may appear on that channel in the future. So he's only stopping Motion tutorials while I suppose he familiarizes himself with Fusion.

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My main problem burning Blu-rays these days is that the Computer rarely ever sees the optical drive as being present. Usually I'm able to get it recognized by the syste, after a series of reboots /unplugging/replugging the drive many times. Not sure if this is an OS issue, a computer issue, or an optical drive issue. Leaning towards the latter. Using an LG drive with a SATA to USB 3 adapter (powered).

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Joe Redifer replied to the topic 'Blending higher frame rate footage' in the forum. 2 months ago

Shoot at 60 or 120 and edit and deliver in 30. 24fps is neat but overrated. Most people shoot in 24fps just because they think it makes them a fancy movie director or what have you. 30 achieves a very similar effect and is less of a headache. Assuming you're not planning on a theatrical distribution, of course. If you want motion blur you can go into motion and create a FCP Title with a a 180º shutter and 32 samples (at least) and then drop that on top of all of your footage that you think needs to have more temporal blur. I forget how to create the Motion Blur effect in Motion though... that's the thing with Motion.... it is super easy to forget how everything works whereas After Effects pretty much sticks with you since it is more intuitive. But I digress.

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Joe Redifer replied to the topic 'How would you do Picture in Picture pew d pie effect' in the forum. 2 months ago

Pewdiepie is many things, but broke ain't one of them!

I've seen a few of his vids and they're just not for me. They're skewed towards a teenage audience.

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Joe Redifer replied to the topic 'STOP MOTION - How to create new project as 10FPS?' in the forum. 3 months ago

It's here - www.youtube.com/gamesack

I have an episode that's claymation coming up but it won't be out until May 10 unless I decide to release it early. I generally do stuff about 2 months in advance of releasing them.

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Joe Redifer replied to the topic 'STOP MOTION - How to create new project as 10FPS?' in the forum. 3 months ago

Man I haven't been here for a few days and this thread is STILL going! 'm not gonna read the 2 and a half pages that have been added since my last visit, but I wanted to respond to one post:

FCPX.guru wrote: Why at 24fps?


Because it's cheaper and easier at that low frame rate. The higher frame rate you go, the more time it takes and, likely, money. If you're doing a 24fps timeline animation on twos (effectively a 12 frame per second animation) then you can get it done relatively quick compared to if you did a 30fps timeline, also on twos running at 15fps. I usually do 30fps on ones and twos (30fps and 15fps animation), sometimes even alternating between them in the same animation. For example, the stopmotion opening of my Youtube show uses 30fps stop motion (in a 60fps timeline) for the table slide whenre the game boxes move on the table, but then cuts to 15fps (on fours) for when the games come out of the boxes and go into the consoles. The timeline is 60fps because that it what videogames run at, and I shoot my onscreen camera at 30 because I think 60fps ffrom a video camera looks all kinds of awful. To me, a 12fps animation (24fps on twos) is pretty dang choppy. 15fps is still kinda choppy but noticeably better. Anything one ones (even 24fps) is butter! But it takes more skill, money, and patience to do it that way.

I hope this post wasn't too terribly boring. :)

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