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Dan Wierling replied to the topic 'missing Logic Pro X and GarageBand music' in the forum. yesterday

There is a workaround to enable FCPX to show GarageBand Loops. Here is a Ripple Training video showing how to do that:
www.rippletraining.com/blog/final-cut-pr...eband-loops-in-fcpx/

As for Logic Pro X, there are ways to create aliases and place them in the appropriate path so FCPX sees them, but I seriously doubt you'd want 45+ GB of sound files and loops populating in your FCPX sound library.

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Dan Wierling replied to the topic 'Colors look extremely saturated after export.' in the forum. 2 days ago

Generally, if the FCPX viewer looks correct and the exported file is oversaturated, this tends to be a gamma issue. As mentioned above, knowing what you are viewing the exported file on is helpful in analyzing the problem. This can happen easily in Divinci Resolve also, but there are more options in Resolve to match output gamma curves of the playback display to the viewer. In your case, using FCPX, I would check the color profiles of the display you are playing back the exported file on. If it is the same Mac screen as FCPX is running on, check your display preferences in the OS preferences. You can remove, modify or repair any color profile that may be set for that display. As another form of test, share a still frame from FCPX and likely that will look oversaturated as well. If so, the color profile is probably damaged or incorrect.

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Joni thanked Dan Wierling in topic Can't find media 1 week ago

I would definitely check your internet upload speed. 10Mbps is fairly low, and testing on something like Speedtest.net with the appropriate server may reveal even lower speeds. We do live streaming for clients often and find 15Mbps uploads are generally satisfactory, but 20 to 25 Mbps is much more reliable. Plex also indicates your problem could be that the CPU in your computer may not be sufficient to stream your content (this according to their online support FAQ's). Maybe try a smaller file bitrate for the h.264 file, or a 720p file to test with to see if there is improvement.

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Dan Wierling replied to the topic 'keeping optimised media as main media' in the forum. 1 week ago

You might consider whether you really need to optimize media at all. Unless you are unable to smoothly edit the original footage, optimized media is not necessary. In addition, the original footage clips will be smaller in size and at the best possible quality (even though optimized media is generally relatively lossless). You can always transcode to optimized media in the future if you need it.

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Dan Wierling replied to the topic 'Can't find media' in the forum. 1 week ago

The alias files would indicate that when you originally imported media into your library, you chose to "leave files in place" instead of "copy to library". That selection appears in the import window of FCPX. So likely your original files are on an external drive, in some folder perhaps on your system (maybe you moved to a new location), or even off a camera card that is no longer in your card reader. The large library size could be due to a number of reasons - generally optimized media, but also a combination of render files (particularly if you have FCPX set to do background rendering), and/or analysis files that are created with the use of optical flow and stabilization. If your original media is missing your timeline and browser would show the red "missing media" icons for those clips, and by selecting them and choosing to relink files, it will indicate the location they were previously imported from. Hope this helps.

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Dan Wierling replied to the topic 'Title MISSING after being exported from Motion.' in the forum. 1 week ago

The only workaround I can think of to enable you to use your title in your FCPX project would be to fully create the title in Motion, then export a movie file out of Motion and import that into FCPX. The title will be baked into the movie, so any version of FCPX would play it. Obviously you'd have to create and export every title you want out of Motion to bring into your project. Without compatible versions this is one way to make use of the Motion title.

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Sam thanked Dan Wierling in topic More Export Options? 2 weeks ago
Dan Wierling replied to the topic 'More Export Options?' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

It appears that you have already identified the limited options in FCPX for exporting. If you have the Compressor app, this will allow the fine tuning of parameters you are asking for. You can either send your project timeline directly to Compressor, or create a full resolution Master Video and then import that to Compressor. If you have no need to retain a full Master of the video, then simply using the "send to compressor" option will save space in addition to offering the ability to tweak parameters. FCPX is primarily an NLE which offers export options of full masters and a variety of deliverable formats, but it is not a compression application.

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Dan Wierling replied to the topic 'Puzzling Blank Viewer' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

I assume you have a clip in the timeline and your playhead is over it. If so, and the viewer is still blank, try clearing your FCPX preferences. Restart FCPX while holding Option and Command keys and choose to delete prefs when asked.

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Accomplishing exactly what you want to do may be difficult or even impossible. Yes, the top clip will override clips beneath if the compositing is set to normal. Try selecting other composite modes for clips in the stack such as add, lighten, screen or overlay to see if you can get a useful image. You can also try to disable one or more clips in the stack above the timeline - if you made a compound clip, open it and disable it or change compositing for just the clip within it, and not the transition. You may find by experimenting you end up with something close to what you are looking for - but then again, maybe not.

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In FCPX, click the clips (before and after the desired transition) and hold option key and drag them above to create an additional instance of the clips. Repeat a second time - then you have 3 instances in the timeline. Apply desired transitions to the clips in each stack. For simplicity, select all (6) clips with transitions and create a compound clip by choosing Option-G. Now you have a single compound in the timeline with (3) different transitions all occurring at the same time. Might not be the most elegant solution, but one way to accomplish it.

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Dan Wierling replied to the topic 'App Store, Catalina and FCPX' in the forum. 1 month ago

jolipoli wrote: The email address for the AppleID is not relevant to this discussion if you are logged in and can go to the Purchased section for your logged in App Store account.


You are absolutely correct. I didn't mean to highjack this thread. I clearly did take it off topic.

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Dan Wierling replied to the topic 'App Store, Catalina and FCPX' in the forum. 1 month ago

Hi Tom...I did some digging in my email archives as I have saved most of the Apple support communications I have had over the years. I found that when I had purchased my iPhone 4S in 2012 I was still using the non-email Apple ID and at that time downloaded many apps on my phone and desktop. I also found that I had contacted Apple about the change to an email address in November of 2013 at which time I relinquished my non-email ID and changed it to an email address. I believe the email addresses were able to be used as Apple ID even in late 2011, but they weren't required to be email addresses until sometime in 2013. It was required to have a valid email on file with Apple, but the actual ID could be anything. Below is a screenshot of my support call in one instance where I downloaded the Pages app on my Mac Pro using the non-email ID. In fact, I have downloaded Numbers, Keynote and others all using that non-email ID.



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Dan Wierling replied to the topic 'App Store, Catalina and FCPX' in the forum. 1 month ago

Tom Wolsky wrote: I think purchases in the App Store were always e-mail address Apple IDs.

I believe for a time after the transition from the iTunes store to the App store the non-email address ID was still useable. Here is a Apple forum thread that was similar to my situation:https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7643962

And, here is Apple's history of the App store: www.apple.com/newsroom/2018/07/app-store-turns-10/

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Dan Wierling replied to the topic 'App Store, Catalina and FCPX' in the forum. 1 month ago

Tom Wolsky wrote: I don't know what means. The Apple ID is an email address.

Just so you know (and maybe you do), the original Apple ID's were not required to be email addresses. For years (around mid 2000) I had an Apple ID that was a name of one of our studio locations. At some point (around 2010 or 2011 I think) Apple changed the requirement that all Apple ID's must be an email address. I worked with Apple on the phone to reconcile my previous purchases under the non-address ID and have them recognized under the email ID.

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2.35:1 and 2.39:1 are actually fairly common and current aspect ratios for widescreen film. If the project was edited and mastered in these aspects (as opposed to inserting black bars to make it that way) then you can test this on YouTube. Make it private to test if you don't want public visibility. YouTubes small window may show it with black bars, but when you switch to theater mode you should see the full video with the 2.35:1 aspect correctly displayed. If it works there, then likely Amazon doesn't support aspects other than 4:3 and 16:9. If it's not correct in YouTube, then provide details of the project setting used to create it.

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Dan Wierling replied to the topic 'editing clips within the browser' in the forum. 1 month ago

I am quite sure that you probably have opened the "precision Editor" which is different than opening a clip in its own timeline. The Precision Editor is opened when you double click the edit point between two clips, and that can happen easily if you are editing quickly. Here's Apples document on that: support.apple.com/guide/final-cut-pro/us...itor-verc1fac344/mac

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Dan Wierling replied to the topic 'FCPX Crashed - Can't Open Project File' in the forum. 1 month ago

Even without Final Cut Library Manager you can still delete render files within FCPX. Select the library and in the FCPX menu choose to "delete generated library files". This will delete render files and other analysis files. Selecting the project or event and choosing that will delete just render files from those areas. If that doesn't work, try Digital Rebellion's Pro Maintenance Tools to repair a corrupt project or library. I believe there is a free fully functional trial period and it works well.

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Dan Wierling replied to the topic 'background tasks not complete message' in the forum. 1 month ago

The message must be looking at something else in the timeline that has optical flow, even though you are trying to export a clip without it. Optical flow is never available on a clip that is not retimed and only appears selectable when retiming is active, but the message bug can appear I believe if the project ever contained any retiming. Trashing the cache is not that brutal, but if you have many clips (especially long ones) with optical flow in your project, they will all have to have it reapplied after doing so, and maybe that could be brutal.

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Dan Wierling replied to the topic 'background tasks not complete message' in the forum. 1 month ago

I ran into this exact issue this week when retiming some time lapse work with optical flow. After waiting about 10 minutes with no resolution, I exported anyway, and the resulting file looked fine. The only way I was able to remove that message was to find the cache folder for that library (which was stored on an external drive) and drag it to the trash. Then, when opening that project, I had to reapply optical flow and it completed successfully with no error message on export. I should add that the exported file (after removing the cache) looked no different than the exported file before removing it. I think this is somewhat buggy behavior with optical flow and in my case it occurred after applying it, and then retiming and trimming the same clip a few different times. Seems like the analysis gets a bit lost or confused when doing that. Maybe it's best to get the clip completely trimmed and retimed how you want it, and only then apply optical flow to it. This does not seem to be a consistent problem, but it does occur every now and then (at least for me).

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The latest Pro Video Formats V2.11 can be found here:
support.apple.com/kb/DL2020?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

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Dan Wierling replied to the topic 'Customised Title very slow? Memory issue?' in the forum. 2 months ago

Did you change the render and quality settings from the original when you published it?

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Dan Wierling replied to the topic 'Rendering issue - Cold color' in the forum. 2 months ago

To me, rather than looking colder, the exported version appears to be a bit less saturated and has a contrast difference. Did you export in a compressed format? If so, can you try exporting a Prores Master file and see if the image looks more like the preview?

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Dan Wierling replied to the topic 'Ingesting a DVCAM recording without the timecode' in the forum. 2 months ago

I am quite sure that those breaks are dropouts in the tape. Quicktime will stop recording when those are detected, while final cut will continue but make a new clip. We see this a lot when transferring older 8mm tapes and I suspect DVCam, while it is a much better format will suffer from the same thing, especially if the playback deck is a consumer version. In fcpx, once the capture is completed and you have several clips in the browser, you can select them all at one and drag to a timeline. They will be in order and you can master your final movie. You might have some audio sync errors, so worth it to scrub and check. You can avoid a lot of this hassle if you use the S-Video output of the DSR11 instead of Firewire, but you'll need to run that into a DV converter with internal sync or TBC and feed your computer with the Firewire of the converter. Better option would be to use the analog signals of the deck into a BMD Intensity Pro 4K or similar device - but this depends on what computer you are using.

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Dan Wierling replied to the topic 'MacPro G5 (Power PC) - what is it good for?' in the forum. 2 months ago

As far as it being useful, we have a couple of these that serve strictly as media conversion systems since they include firewire ports (useful for BetaCam, VHS, 8mm , etc, transfers) when we don't want to tie up our main Mac Pro system. We also just bought a used iMac (a bit newer but not by much) for the same purpose. For larger quantity conversions we use those (3) machines along with our Mac Pro and BMD Intensity Pro 4K card to capture (4) tapes at a time. The G5 is commonly available on eBay for anywhere between $200 and $500. Be sure to change the battery before it leaks!

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Dan Wierling replied to the topic '10.4.8 Cross Dissolves' in the forum. 2 months ago

The "New Features screen" is normal to see when you startup the first time after deleting preferences. Did you try Ben's suggestion? Also, did you move any folders or plugins out of the default Users/Movies/Motion Templates folder?

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Dan Wierling replied to the topic '10.4.8 Cross Dissolves' in the forum. 2 months ago

Test a project by clicking in the timeline between two clips and press COMMAND and T, see if a cross dissolve is applied. This is the default shortcut for a dissolve (unless you have modified the shortcut). If it works, then relaunch FCPX while pressing OPTION-COMMAND keys and delete ALL preferences. This may restore your icons, especially if you never did this when updating FCPX. It's recommended to do at first launch of every FCPX update.

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Dan Wierling replied to the topic '10.4.8 Cross Dissolves' in the forum. 2 months ago

Both of those transitions can be located in the transitions browser under the category of Dissolves.



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This sounds like you have a color correction both on the clip inside the multicam, and also on the timeline in your project. Try disabling any correction you have on the timeline, and then also disable any correction directly applied to the clip when you open the multicam - and see if the images now look the same when you switch between the open multicam and timeline.

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All the developers you list, in my opinion are stellar. I have plugins from them all and am very satisfied with the adjustment options, rendering speed and quality. You might also consider LenoFX which also makes excellent titles and plugins in general. With respect to 4K, if the title packages are designed for 4K, they should look excellent at that resolution if they are from a reputable designer (which the above are).

Compatibility with future versions of FCPX (and Motion) can never be guaranteed because nobody knows what changes Apple may incorporate in the next release. That said, most developers release updates to their packages to comply with the latest updates in FCPX and Motion. Unless Apple drastically changes the framework and coding requirements in these apps I would feel confident that developers would continue to update their plugins, particularly the popular selling ones. Past trends tend to confirm this. Future advancements in the apps could possibly get to a point where it wouldn't make sense for a developer to entirely rewrite their plugin, but that applies to just about any software.

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Dan Wierling replied to the topic 'Audio Waveform Effect in Video' in the forum. 3 months ago

I have not used these, but you might check them out.
motionarray.com/final-cut-pro-templates/...visualization-305379
store.pixelfilmstudios.com/product/fcpx-audio-visualizer/

And here is a tutorial by Simon Ubsdell that shows how to create audio visualization in Motion that might be helpful: www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8Kvrbx1jgk&app=desktop

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Dan Wierling replied to the topic 'Cannot Duplicate Project' in the forum. 3 months ago

If your library is on an external drive, make sure that drive is formatted as OSX Extended Journaled and not NTSF. There have been issues with libraries stored on NTSF formatted volumes.

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Video is imported at its native resolution, whether optimized or not. When you create a project you can specify the resolution by using the Custom setting. When dropping clips into that timeline, you use the spatial conform setting in the video inspector to determine how that native clip fits into your specified project. By default, FCPX uses "FIT" which will account for the borders you see with clips larger than your project size and different aspect ratios. You can select "FILL" instead to make the clips completely fill the project screen, or better yet, select "NONE" and then scale the 2.7K clips to exactly how you want them.
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Dan Wierling replied to the topic 'Corrupted clip (?) won't export' in the forum. 4 months ago

You might try setting FCPX timecode to frames, then in the timeline, zoom in very far and navigate to frame 271 to see if there is an issue. Sometimes you'll find a stray frame attached or perhaps missing in that general area. You may be able to simply remove the particular frame, and then try your export again. After you follow Ben's advise of deleting render files, you may want to try to render that particular clip before exporting to see if that makes a difference.
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Dan Wierling replied to the topic 'Best all around plug in bundle?' in the forum. 4 months ago

Of course that is true. But using multiple cameras is a totally different thing. This was about providing different compositions from a single camera.
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Dan Wierling replied to the topic 'Naming Convention for Files and Folders delivery' in the forum. 4 months ago

We use something very similar to Scrubelicious above, however we insert the date of the file after the client name. In some cases, where the client has a special project name or ID, this is the first in the naming convention. We also abbreviate the codec for our reference. Our clients sometimes know what what it means and generally don't care. Honestly, we haven't been consistent with this over the years and it is usually more useful to clients than it is to us since all of our digital client folders are organized with Master files and Deliverables. We just need to make sure we know who it was for and when it was created.

Examples:

COMPANY_1-27-20_ProjectName_Master-1920x1080-PR422HQ.mov
COMPANY_1-27-20_ProjectName_Web-1920x1080-H.264.mov

Below applies when clients provide a designated project code for us to use:
PR61850-155-394_COMPANY_1-27-20_Master_1920x1080-PR422HQ.mov
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Dan Wierling replied to the topic 'Best all around plug in bundle?' in the forum. 4 months ago

arc wrote:

FCPX.guru wrote:
Yes, it is, I do it daily. Wide shot and close up shot are not the same angle. Explain how they are.

Are you serious?

Cropping and image is not the same thing as a different camera angle. If I have a wide shot of a band with a 6K camera at shoulder height I can crop the guitarist, singer and bass player really easy if I output at 1920 X 1080. On the other hand if I want a worms eye view of the lead singer or a birds eye view of the drummer simply cropping the shot will not change the angle. Does it make sense now?

I think Ben is referring to the fact that you can crop, re-size and reposition (using x and y controls) to create a new framing composition for the shot (from the same original shot). This may not technically be an "angle" but it is another view. With 360 cameras you can then truly capture various "angles" such as the side of a singers face vs. a straight on shot and have a completely different perspective all from one single 360 clip. I am sure Ben knows that and was just making a point.
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Dan Wierling replied to the topic 'HELP! Reconstruct Video From Render Files??' in the forum. 4 months ago

Xavier Novembre wrote:

ok… could you develop this please ? it's interesting. How it works...

so FcpX renders are completely different from what they where in Fcp7 ?

It may be the process of how FCPX handles render files as opposed to how FCP7 handles them. Larry Jordan has a short discussion on this here: larryjordan.com/articles/fcp-x-delete-render-files/
This original post had to do with whether a deleted video file could be re-created from only a render file that still existed. I don't believe that it could since the render file is a temporary file that is processing effects of a clip on the timeline to provide easier playback. and I don't think contains all of the original clip media. I'm not sure technically what these files contain or how they reference the original video clip. Maybe someone else can provide more detailed information.
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Yarrow thanks user 'dgwvideo' in the forum message ' No audio on export'. 4 months ago
Dan Wierling replied to the topic 'FXP X & Catalina' in the forum. 5 months ago

You can also try in the app store to force any updates that might not appear by going to the update tab, and then in the top menu under "store" choose "reload page".
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There are several free color correction training tutorials online if you google "color correction in FCPX". You might watch a few of these, but I would highly recommend Ripple Training color correction tutorials for more consistent learning and interacting with sample footage. I generally prefer using color wheels, but there are many times that curves have benefits and I almost never use the color board anymore. The color board is a bit more limited but will suffice for most basic corrections. This is largely preference and once you know basic color correction you will understand the UI for each method you mentioned and how to use them.
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FCPX.guru wrote:

The color wheels in FCPX can be keyframed. So yes, you can do it easily. /quote]
This is true, but not what the OP asked. There is no automatic filter that will change based on luma levels detected without user intervention (i.e. key-framing).

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I'm quite sure that the answer to your direct question is NO. There are many ways to fix the issue at hand, but I am not aware of any way to make a single correction once and have it track changes throughout the video.
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