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Doug Suiter replied to the topic 'alpha not recognised' in the forum. 2 months ago

I think you may have misunderstood - there is an alpha channel out of Motion because it shows up in quicklook, but it is not recognised in FCPX. If you run it through compressor the alpha is then recognised in FCPX


Doug Suiter replied to the topic 'Export images in Bulk' in the forum. 4 months ago

Thanks Ronny :)


Doug Suiter replied to the topic 'Export images in Bulk' in the forum. 4 months ago

I just published a walkthrough of my solution to this - no 3rd party apps requied :) www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwP2ikQFTxI


Doug Suiter replied to the topic 'Playback delay 10.1.1' in the forum. 5 months ago

Yes in my case it is audio related. I was having this delay - but it depended where on the timeline I was playing from. Some clips had a deal, others not despite every frame on the timeline being rendered. Turns out it I turned off the dialog roles, the problem disappeared.


Doug Suiter replied to the topic 'Help with delayed playback' in the forum. 5 months ago

4 Years later and I am looking at your thread. I have discovered quite by accident that at least in my case it is something to do with the roles. If I turn off the dialog roles in the timeline index options the problem goes away. Anyone reading this - I hope that give a clue.


Doug Suiter replied to the topic 'Optical Flow not working on 10.4.2 and High Sierra...' in the forum. 10 months ago

I just had this issue and fixed it, at least for me.

Turns out the clip I was trying to slow down with optical flow as 50p but was made from was seems to be 25p source material. When you set speed to automatic on a 25p timeline it plays at half speed (50%) but stuttery. Optical flow had no effect. In fact what happened was it would seem to analyse the clip, but then if you tried to render it was just stuck at 0%

But if I first exported the clip from the timeline effectively baking in the 25fps then brought it back into FCPX, set it to half speed and applied optical flow it worked as it is supposed to. Hope this helps someone.

Doug Suiter replied to the topic 'Anyone in Sydney, Australia?' in the forum. 3 years ago

Indeed Simon - although the door is open anytime you make the trip up here :)

Doug Suiter replied to the topic 'Anyone in Sydney, Australia?' in the forum. 3 years ago

Haha! I don't know why I never got notified of this post Matt/Reflex ;) Cheers brother!

Doug Suiter created a new topic ' Anyone in Sydney, Australia?' in the forum. 3 years ago

If you're based in Sydney, Australia and you hang out on this forum we might want to get to know you :)



We are looking for an editor(s) with end to end post production skills who’s first language is Final Cut Pro X.

We are also interested in those for whom FCPX is a second language – but please read on for that

You can chat about Multicam, Compounds Clips, Magnetic timelines, LenoFX, Alex4D, MotionVFX, Coremelt etc til the cows come home and when those cows do come home – and we supply you footage of those cows coming home – you can use Multicam, Compounds Clips, Magnetic timelines, LenoFX, Alex4D, MotionVFX, Coremelt etc to really tell the story of cows and how they came home.

You know your Proxies from your Optimized Footage and how they relate to Original Footage files. You know where these files are stored and how to moved them if you need to. Bad kerning hurts your soul. You love a good style guide because you understand that nothing is worse than *almost* on brand. Stock footage that is clearly shot at 30fps and has been put on a 25p timeline and plays with a sort of “tick” makes you weep for all that is good in the world.

Also – you are open minded and no NLE fundamentalist. You know that all NLEs are flawed and great in their own special ways. You don’t scoff at Premier. You know that After Effects is awesome, it’s just that for a lot of stuff you prefer Motion.

Is this you? OK fine..is 80% of it you? Great! Please get in contact. We are growing and we can’t do it without you. We can also teach you the missing 20% Heck maybe you can teach us something!

Initially this is on a job to job basis. Starting with a day this week – ideally tomorrow (Wednesday) but also potentially Thursday.

Is this *not* you? …but it is you in another NLE? Cool. If you are interested in being trained at a rate that reflects that you are being trained please get in contact too. We can be flexible and discuss.

Also, there’s free beer. Seriously :)

I feel like this really needs to be built in and have just submitted feedback to Apple along with a request for bulk export of multiple projects.

In the meantime I have set a default destination (open share destinations, create an export still options and the and control click on that to create a default destination, then you can export the stills faster - still one at a time but this time with the shortcut Command-E

Doug Suiter thanks user 'Axel' in the forum message ' Vertical lines in project timeline'. 3 years ago
Doug Suiter replied to the topic 'Vertical lines in project timeline' in the forum. 3 years ago

Awesome - thanks Axel. That sounds like it could be aligning with my friend's issues. I have invited him on here to check out this thread.

Much appreciated!

Doug Suiter replied to the topic 'Vertical lines in project timeline' in the forum. 3 years ago

"Uninstall PPro, it'll work great then!
Just kidding."

Haha...I guess? :unsure:

Thanks though I'll be going through the usual trouble shooting steps (that you have outlined) with him. It's not my machine so I am unable to list his specs beyond what already have as it isn't nearby.

My reason for asking is just in case someone else has experienced the same symptoms so as to shortcut those usual steps.

Otherwise I'll update the thread when the issue is resolved to help others who experience the same symptoms in future.

Doug Suiter created a new topic ' Vertical lines in project timeline' in the forum. 3 years ago

I has a colleague who is having issues with his copy of FCPX 10.3.3. running on a MacPro with current OS.

When he asked me to look at it two things were noticed immediately.

1. There were vertical timelines I have not seen before (pictured)
2. There was a general sluggishness to the app - including a reliable delay of almost a second after pressing the space bar to play or stop,

I have had him delete his preferences and he has also disconnected his Blackmagic based external monitoring. Initially was OK but he expects it will return so in the meantime I thought I would ask here - especially to see if anyone recognises the vertical lines.

I initially thoughts it could be GFX card related but it is only affected FCPX.


You can export a compound clip from inside a project, but that's not what you're showing. You're showing a project of far more complexity with multiple embedded compounds.

I disagree that complexity is likely to impact the principle I am asking about which is "Should I be able to export from a compound clip in the project timeline".

I use compound clips within compound clips all the time. I have come to think of it like a "fourth dimension" of editing. I am constantly amazed at how little impact on performance compounds within compounds exhibits in FCPX and I use them to hold things temporarily as a group (commend-g) and then bust them open again with Shift-command-g when I want to access their components again.

I also liberally use titles in compounds for animation purposes using tools like mBehaviour.

I guess what I am saying is that I don't expect the complexity of this particular project to have an impact on the principle at hand which is weather I am seeing expected behaviour or a bug that I should be reporting.

I'm 90% sure it's a bug, but am throwing it out here just to make sure.

Also this is not the first time I have seen this...
Update: Now...having just typed the above it occurred to me that I am a bit of a moron :P I could just as easily test this on another project or library. I started by testing another project in the same library.

There are four levels of compound clips in this example. first, second and third levels all exported from the timeline as expected. The fourth did not. Just the same as in my example video it exported the correct amount of time but in the top level compound clip.

So I uncompounded that, then re-compounded and tried the export again. What do you know? It worked! The level of compound-within-compound had no impact as expected.

OK - so I have answered my initial question: Yes, in theory you should be able to do this (regardless of complexity)

So it seems that at some point that compound clip become corrupted (for want of a better word) perhaps when I last made a snapshot duplicate.

Could that be the result of complexity? Possibly.

I will send all this off to apple as feedback and leave this post here for anyone else to contribute to if they are having a similar issue.

Thanks Tom - yes I can and I appreciate the suggestion but that isn't the question. I believe I should be able to export out from within a compound clip from the timeline?

Has that behaviour changed recently? Or am I going crazy thinking it ever behaved that way?

Hi folks,

I appear to be bumping into a lot of bugs lately - all of which I am reporting. I am about to send this one to Apple but first I wanted to make sure I wasn't just going crazy. I should be able to bounce out from within a compound clip, right?

Demo below...