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Old December 11th, 2002, 01:31 AM   #1261
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I guess that was excatly what I was thinking, I remember it having some I/O for Audio but I forgot it had analog video outs. That sure would be pretty handy for hooking up a reference monitor though.

I guess it's FCP4.0 then..With Logic Audio and real time effects?
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Old December 11th, 2002, 07:00 AM   #1262
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I think the RT effects will be expanded on in FCP 4. However, the RT effects will probably be limited. You may still want to render your final project before going to tape. My Avid Media Composer offered RT effects. But in many cases it was counter productive. A 30 minute production would be cut together with RT effects. Then you lay it back to tape. It never failed (at least it seemed that way) that most of the way throughthe copy, the Avid would choke on an RT effect and we would have to start the copy over.

After doing this once or twice and getting burned, the editors would render the production before going back to tape. I read that this is still a problem in Avid DV Xpress. So the bottom line is you will probably still end up rendering your projects.

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Old December 11th, 2002, 10:48 AM   #1263
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Joes filters questions

in joes filters de-interlacer what is the difference in the interpolate and field doubling feature? do any of you that use these filter sets use the de-interlacer for motion video or just for stills? i understand what the de-interlacer does etc but am kind of confused about its purpose. i pretty much have used the FCP de-interlace blend trick and now joes filters field blending does the same without an extra vid track and faster rendering. for the money i love these plug-ins!
also is there any more written info about the features of the plug-ins besides what is found on his web site?
any info greatly appreciated.

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Old December 11th, 2002, 09:58 PM   #1264
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Storm 2.0

Has anybody tried this program in conjunction with FCP? Ive been messing with the demo version and of course the save and export settings are disabled. I would like to use this for sound tracks, background music etc. The specs say it will output a .wav file, but do not say what quality of .wav (48khz 16bit?). I would be interested in hearing anyone's experiences or alternate suggestions.
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Old December 11th, 2002, 10:52 PM   #1265
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I've just played a little with Reason and Rebirth. My feeling is Reason is probably the industry standard. The Mac Audio Studios I know usually have Reason. Hopefully someone else has more experience with the software than me.

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Old December 11th, 2002, 11:19 PM   #1266
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Have you tried emailing him? His email is on his site http://www.joemaller.com/ and he's got a reputation for being helpful.

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Old December 11th, 2002, 11:37 PM   #1267
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Of course the author's explanation will be the final word. But I believe this is what he'll say.

Field Doubling deinterlacing takes one field (the upper or lower) and copies to the opposite field, simple as that. That's the most direct route.

Interpolation looks at both fields simultaneously and mathematically generates a synthetic field based on the hue, chroma, etc. of the two original fields. This might produce a smoother result in certain image situations and is worth some experimentation.

Joe's Filters are really a great value. I recently purchased them and they've already become a staple in my tool chest.
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Old December 12th, 2002, 07:11 PM   #1268
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Keyboard shortcuts

This doesn't have anything to do with NLEing, but it is a Mac question...and I figured you guys would know the answer.

I use keyboard shortcuts as much as possible...and so, on web pages, I use the tab key to jump from one input to the next. Does anyone know the keyboard shortcut though for backing up? Going back to an input that you accidentally passed by?
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Old December 12th, 2002, 07:36 PM   #1269
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I think "Shift-Tab" is what you're looking for, John.
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Old December 12th, 2002, 08:38 PM   #1270
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One of my students gave me this list. I think it is fairly complete.

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In the Finder

Command + W = Close window

Command + W + Option = Close all windows

Command + Right = (List View only) Open folder

Command + Right + Option = (List View only) Open folder and sub-folders

Command + Left = (List View only) Close folder

Command + Left + Option = (List View only) Close folder and sub-folders

Command + Up = Open parent folder (or Home folder if no selection and no opened window)

Command + Up+ Option = Open parent folder and close current folder

Command + Down = Open item, (or Desktop folder if no selection and no opened window)

Command + Down + Option = Open selected item, and close current folder

Command + Option = Create Alias (drag the icon to its new location)

Command + Option + D = Hide / Unhide Dock

Command + Option + Click App = Launch app and hide all other apps

Opion + Click Another App's Window = Switch to the other app and hide current one

Command + Delete = Move selected item to Trash Can

Command + D = Don't Save (while in Save Dialog Box)

Command + E = Eject Disk

Command + C = Copy

Command + V = Paste

Command + X = Cut

Command + Shift + 3 = Take a screen shoot of your entire screen and save to a file

Command + Shift + 4 = Let you define an area of the screen to capture and save to a file

Command + Shift + 4 + Space = Select (with camera icon) and capture a window, or an icon or the Dock. (Jaguar only)

Command + Period = Cancel current process

Command + Drag Another App's Window = Move the other app without bringing it to the front

Tab = Select next field / next icon

Shift + Tabl = Select previous field / previous icon

Control+TAB = (Finder's List View Only) Sort the list by cycling through the columns.

Control+TAB+Shift = ditto, in reverse order.
During Boot Up only

Command + V = Show console message during boot

x = Boot into OS X (only work if your OS 9 and X are in the same partition)

c = Boot from CD

n = Boot from Network Server

t = Put PowerBook into Firewire Target Disk mode

Mouse Down = Eject CD

Option = Bring up a screen for you to choose Start-up Disk (new world machines only)

Command + Option + P + R = Zapp the PRAM (continue to hold until second chime)

Shift (while booting up) = Disables login items and disable non-essential kernel extension
For the Dock

Refer to AppleCare Knowledge Base Document no. 106743
General

Control + Eject = Bring up the Shut Down Computer dialog

Control + Command + Option + Eject = Shut down the computer immediately

Control + Command + Esc = Force quit current app

Control + Command + Power (or Eject) = Unconditionally reboot computer (may corrupt disk - use as a last resort if computer hangs)
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Old December 12th, 2002, 09:18 PM   #1271
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Dang, I won't be able to pick my nose for a while. I just tried "Select (with camera icon) and capture a window, or an icon or the Dock. (Jaguar only)" and I think I dislocated my index finger!
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Old December 13th, 2002, 02:59 AM   #1272
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Any suggestions for doing mosaic in FCP?

I will be working on a project that requires the use of mosaic so that the actor's faces and "certain body parts" are not recognizable. Are there any good plug-ins that would allow me to accomplish this task easily in Final Cut Pro, including controlling the size/shape of the mosaic pattern and motion tracking? Would After Effects be a better choice? I'd rather stay in Final Cut Pro if possible.
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Old December 13th, 2002, 03:05 AM   #1273
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Whoa, Nelly! Thanks guys! Looks like I'll never have to touch my mouse again.
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Old December 13th, 2002, 04:53 AM   #1274
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You might want to take a look at Joe's Filters:

http://www.joemaller.com/fcp/joes_filters.shtml

I seem to recall a filter there that does just what you are looking for.
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Old December 14th, 2002, 08:02 AM   #1275
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Sound Card for my Mac

I have searched high and low looking for a sound card that will work with my Mac. What I am looking for, is something that will provide 4.1 or 5.1 audio out of the Mac. A front and a rear channel with a sub woofer.

Are there any products out there? The only thing that I have found is the card made by Creative labs. It does not offer what I am looking for.

Any and all help would be most appreicated!
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