Final Cut Express HD :: How To Save Title Settings
Dec 2, 2014
I am creating complex titles in FCE using the lower-third feature. How do I save these settings to use the exact same ones later? I don't want to start over and may not remember exactly what they were. They need to match through the video. It seems that I have done this before but can't remember and of course nothing in the documentation.
iMac (24-inch Early 2009), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)
A client asked me to remove a word from a title (I'm using the Lens Flare title). I removed the word, let it render, and playing back in FCPX, sure enough the word is not there - but when I export it using Share > 720p, the word is back! Three times I've exported the project and each time the word is still there.
Have been trying to get in a special character [the tick mark] onto a text title on my current project. Had gone to the special character option under EDIT menu, and added the desired special character to the 'favourite' list, but after that I do not know how to move ahead.
Info: iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9), garage band, FCPX:10.0.9 version
All of the sudden, I find out that I can no longer put text on my video, because my title templates are gone, along with all my generators. How to get back my title templates and text without deleting and reloading my FCPx?
I'm having some difficulty adding a dissolve transition to a title that is connected to a clip in the primary storyline. I've tried leaving it as a connected clip, I've tried putting it in a secondary storyline, I've tried using both the dissolve transition and ramping the opacity, but no matter what I do or how long I make the dissolve, it only seems to last about 5 frames.I'm coming to FCPX as a veteran of FCP studio, and this was something I did quite regularly and quite easily. I'm using the most recent version of FCPX.
I really would like to get the cheaper, lighter, smaller, more portable 13" if at all possible. However, I need it to smoothly run Final Cut Express (I do some video editing for work) and Logic Express (I'm a full time musician). I travel a lot with my computer and my current 15" 2.16GHZ MBP has always been a bit bulky and heavy, and lags a bit when using Final Cut.
Will I get smooth performance running FCE and LE with the 13", and will it be a capable computer (keep up with updated software) for the next 4 years or so? I'd probably max out the RAM and maybe get a faster processor if I was to settle on the 13". If not, I'm looking at having to get the 15", any suggestions on which 15" model would be the best for me in terms of what I need it for? Would I be set with a lower end 15"?
I tried to use Final Cut Express Hd for the first time. I have a bunch of .mp4 files created with a Flip Mino HD camera (H264). I tried to import them in FCE, but I always get the UNRENDERED message on the Canvas window when I try to play it on the timeline. I know has something to do with the settings I put on the "Easy Setup" thing, but I tried everything and it's not working. How can I solve this? And what is the best way to work with those kind of HD files?
I have a quick question regarding Final Cut Express and Pro. I have about 10-15 hours experience with Final Cut Express through a class at school so I have a decent idea of how to use it, but mainly just basically. The list for it is $199. Now, I am wondering if this is a good video editing software to make a real professional video (mainly action ones, MX, but could be anything) as I have not really explored what I can do with it. How advanced is FCE compared to FCP, listed at $1199? Why is FCP $1000 more, and is this worth it? I'm obviously not looking to make a hollywood movie, but even though right now I have limited knowledge with FC, I would like to build on this and become really good with it. Will I soon exhaust FCE's features like I did after one use of iMovie? Or will FCE last me for several years with upgrades as seen fit?
anyone using final cut express ver 3.5 or 4 on their macbook air first generation? i use that on my MBA and everything seems allright except takes damn bloody long for exporting to quicktime HD and rendering too.
Formatting my HD and freshly installing mac OS X, I dragged final cut into my HD and even ran the app from there, does that mean I'm good to go or is it still using files in my internal HD and would not work if completely deleted from the mac internal drive?
Aghh, i am so annoyed that i have to render everytime i make little changes i have to render the whole video project. I know there is a way i can render it once and just once. I heard of a program called MPEG StreamClip, but it did not work for me. The instructions i fallowed where: Open video, and drag it to MPEG STREAMCLIP. Export to Quicktime these are the settings i used....
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According to the person who provided the instructions, i was only suppose to mess with the settings highlighted in the screen shot. Sadly, this did not help, i still have to render. Does anyone else do it differently?
I'm currently having to give myself a 24hr crash course in FCE. One of the things I'm up against at the moment is the process of creating a sub-clip. I was half expecting to:
Import video into the bin. Double click the footage to transfer it into the play head Set in and out points with the I/O markers under the play head Click on the actual video and drag it back to the bin to create a sub-clip
When I drag the video back into the bin all I appear to get is another copy of the original master clip. No recognition of the in and out points.
Wondering if anyone else in here has run across this issue before... I am using a Sony TRV-480 camcorder's pass through function (av-dv) to import a home movie. It seems my new copy of final cut express wont work with my av to dv pass through camera. I called tech support and they suggested I use iMovie to upload the movie then export it to a quick time movie. then import it into final cut express...
ive got a Sony HVR-V1E/V1P its a HDV 1080i camera which uses mini DV tapes for ages now ive been trying to capture media into FCE and it hasnt been working it can never recognize the capture device. I found an I.Link convert setting and set it to on so now it converts it into DV when it captures, and at last the device is recognised and i can play it on the computer etc. When i try to capture it though, after around 2 seconds it says: "Dropped Frames were detected during the last capture attempt" , better yet, can anyone help me get this thing to import at proper HDV? Edit: I went into the settings and disabled the option saying "abort capture on dropped frames" Now it captures about 3 seconds and says: "Capture encountered a problem reading data on your source tape. This could be due to a problem with the tape. Capture has been aborted and your project has been saved"
I understand the latest version of iMovie does support HD AVCHD's. So, with that in mind I would like to understand which of the apps listed in the title I should go with (iMovie, FCE, FCP). All I want to do is edit movies of my kids for burning to blu-ray (i know i have to use toast 10 for this). I would like: nice transitions (but mostly will just use fade in/out and wipe), a few titles at the beginning and sub titles now and then, the ability to use mp3 files as background music and mix the video soundtrack with the music soundtrack, ability to create chapters in both dvd and blu-ray Which software would be best for me? Also, do i need anything in addition to toast 10 and the above editing software to be able to author blu-rays with chapters and nice backgrounds to the menu/index bit of the disc?
Does anyone have experience using Final Cut Express (FCE) with AVCHD files on a Mac mini? Editing AVCHD is CPU intensive and Core 2 Duo instead of i5 on the mini is disappointing. But in practice, is the performance acceptable? I don't do large projects. The Mac Pro is out of my price range.
I'm pretty close to buying my iMac pretty soon and to aid to the purchase, which one should be my top priority to buy? Photoshop CS5 (with an Academic Discount) or FCE (Academic discount too). Thing is, I've been planning to do some graphic design and/or films during the summer. If I'm going the graphic design way, I'm going to need a tablet (any suggestions?). But thing is, is iMovie sufficient enough for me right now? I'm already going to be using an HD Canon video camera (.m2ts file format) and can iMovie handle that? Or should I step up to FCE which has been long due for an update. Or should I just stick with Photoshop CS5, buy a graphics tablet, and focus on graphic design first (and then video).
I'm considering to buy Final Cut Express. Can I upgrade to FNC Pro from FNC Express if I want? Do I need to pay full price for FNC Pro if I want to upgrade or do I get discount if I upgrade from FNC Express to FNC Pro?
I have been seriously considering purchasing final cut express 4. It seems like it has been forever since Apple has released an update to this software. Would anyone happen to know if Apple is planning on releasing final cut express 5 sometime in the near future?
I make videos for my martial arts school using iMovie & iDVD (5). The problem is that the original movies run about 2 hours and 10 minutes, but iDVD will not burn a DVD that long. I have to cut the movie down to about 1:53 to accomodate the menu, etc. The person who did this before me was using Windows and was able to massage the frame rate to squeeze a bit more time. So here's my question: Will this problem go away if I were to use Final Cut Pro or FC Express? We're talking about $4000 in new equipment here, so this is a very important question that I need answered with some detail by someone who has used one of those programs.
I used Final Cut Pro when I was in college and when I graduated in 2010, I bought Final Cut Express 4.0. I recently bought Final Cut Pro 10.1.3 two days ago and I am having trouble opening up my old Final Cut Express 4.0 files. When I do go to open up these files they only open up with Final Cut Express and I always get the message: file's format is too new for this version of the application.
How do I open these Final Cut Express 4.0 files in Final Cut Pro 10.1.3?
Upgraded a friend to Snow Leopard the other day. All was fine except that mail was taking 20-30 seconds to send mail. Finally isolated it to a router setting of some kind, as plugging directly to the modem resolved the issue. (The computer having trouble sending mail is actually a hard-wired desktop) However, when I plugged the router back in to set it up again and start troubleshooting, it would not save any changes. So logging into the router at 192.168.1.1 from the wired desktop, changing any settings, and pressing 'save' just brings up an 'unable to load page' Safari prompt.
Has anybody run into this issue after ugrading to SL? (or to Leopard, for that matter?)
I just bought final cut express about a week ago, and haven't used it yet. There's a youtuber: http://youtube.com/puttherecordon/ Who does insane editing. He uses Sony Vegas. Is it possible to do this kinda thing in Final Cut Express? Also, in Final cut you have to Render everytime you import or change something. It takes me hours trying to edit something. Is there anyway to fix that? Do you have to render with sony vegas?