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Craig Larson replied to the topic 'Mouse Recommendation' in the forum. 2 years ago

Thanks for all of your suggestions!

The Logitech MX is exactly what I'm look for. While I love the Magic Trackpad option for working from home, oftentimes I only have the narrow arm of a leather chair to work from, which is why I prefer the smaller mouse option...
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Craig Larson created a new topic ' Mouse Recommendation' in the forum. 2 years ago

Greetings!

Anyone knows of a smaller Logitech mouse that has both horizontal scrolling and a "soft" scroll button (without the indents). I'm using an M505 right now and it just died. Right size and H scroll, but has the indents on the wheel. There are several that have the soft scroll button, but they don't do horizontal scroll on the Mac. Not looking to go much bigger than the M505. Use for FCPX, Logic, etc. Any suggestions?

Thanks!
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Craig Larson thanks user 'BenB' in the forum message ' FCPX: Transfer Presets & Settings'. 4 years ago
Craig Larson created a new topic ' FCPX: Transfer Presets & Settings' in the forum. 4 years ago

Greetings:

Installed a new drive and did a fresh install of El Capitan and FCPX. Was able to get my plug-ins and motion templates transferred over from my old drive with no problem. I had a bunch of audio presets, etc., in FCPX. Where are those stored so I can also transfer those back over? Really don't want to recreate them, and I know they're here somewhere on the old drive. Are there other preference files, etc., I should also transfer over from my old drive so I'm back to where I was? Can't seem to find an answer online. As always, any help is greatly appreciated!...

Craig
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Craig Larson replied to the topic 'fcp7 working off hardrive?' in the forum. 5 years ago

Greetings:

What I always got into the habit of doing with FCP7 was creating a folder on my HD and saving everything to that folder. Project file, render files, capture, etc.

Choose Final Cut Pro > System Settings, then click the Scratch Disks tab. Click set for the top option, and the bottom three, and set them to the folder on your external drive. Create your new project and save it to this same folder. Now it's all in one place on the external drive. Abbreviated instructions, but I think you get the general idea.

Gotta' say though, I was one of the last holdouts on FCPX. Once I switched, there was never any turning back... ;-)
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Not sure exactly what you are trying to do; however doing a Google search for "clone effect in FCP7" brought up some videos and other information that might be helpful to you. Of course, there are third party plug-ins available, as well...Good luck!
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Craig Larson replied to the topic 'Frame Judder Stutter...UGH!' in the forum. 5 years ago

Redifer:

Yeah, that's what's on the agenda next.

Just going to try some things and eliminate potential causes one at a time. I'm thinking the stabilization I'm applying in FCPX may be combining with the IS setting to create the problem. You're right, though...going to start with the obvious and work from there. Thanks!...
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Craig Larson replied to the topic 'Frame Judder Stutter...UGH!' in the forum. 5 years ago

Redifer:

Thanks for responding. I have watched so many other clips with pans shot on the same camera, that are not doing this. I watch them on the same computers/monitors. I read something about pan speeds being a factor, but I'm not doing anything where speed should be an issue. It's interesting the judder appears to occur in the same spots of these clips, regardless of source media. While I have certainly seen judder on other clips, there are so many that do have this issue. Still confused...
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Craig Larson thanks user 'stewpid' in the forum message ' Frame Judder Stutter...UGH!'. 5 years ago
Craig Larson replied to the topic 'Frame Judder Stutter...UGH!' in the forum. 5 years ago

Hey Stewpid! (Don't take that personally)

I did wonder if leaving IS on in the XF-300 might contribute to the problem. I generally have it set to the "standard" setting, so I wouldn't think it would create that much of an issue. Seems like the judder occurs at syncopated/timed moments in the clips. So to follow-up, turning IS off eliminated the problem for you?

Thanks for your input...
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Craig Larson created a new topic ' Frame Judder Stutter...UGH!' in the forum. 5 years ago

Greetings!

Not quite sure where to post this, but I think the FCPX group can probably help me figure this out...

No matter what I do, I keep getting judder/stutter in clips featuring pans and tilts. Generally, this is my workflow:

I shoot on a tripod with a Canon XF-300 in 1080 30P, using moderate speeds during pans and tilts. Sometimes...okay oftentimes, I may forget to turn off the XF-300's IS setting. Things look fine in the camera. I import my clips into FCPX, optimizing the video. I generally put automatic stabilization on pan/tilt clips to smooth out any wrinkles. I export to ProRes 422, drop it into Compressor, and that's about it.

Regardless of whether it's in the timeline, the ProRes 422 master file, or after using Compressor, shots with pans/tilts always seem to stutter/judder like they're dropping frames or something. They just don't playback smoothly.

Any ideas on what I'm missing here? I've researched this online and have found others having similar issues. Should I not be optimizing my native MXF video files when I import into FCPX? Should I be shooting with different frame rate settings? (Most of my stuff is for the web, but I also shoot commercials) Is it my 2011 MBP? Is there some sort of compression issue going on that I'm missing? Is the dress really black and blue?

I really need some input from the forum gurus!

Thanks!
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Craig Larson replied to the topic 'Portable Bluetooth Speaker Recommendations?' in the forum. 6 years ago

Very nice, but a little out of my price range.

Actually, I ended up going with the Motorola Deck. As far as portability, sound, features, and price, I thought it was the most bang for the buck. Again, I was just looking for something that would give me some good reference sound. I still use my near-fields for the important stuff.

Thanks again to everyone for their input.
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Craig Larson thanks user 'BenB' in the forum message ' Portable Bluetooth Speaker Recommendations?'. 6 years ago