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Fixing a corrupted Final Cut Pro X pr...

Fixing a corrupted Final Cut Pro X project If you’re like me and have been working on the same project for over a year, and then suddenly you get ‘beachballs’ by scrubbing the timeline, then this article is your salvation. I spent days scouring the Internet for fixes on FCPX beachball fixes and tried one after the other – nothing worked. It was not an option to [...]

RED 4K portable online workflow

RED 4K portable online workflow I don’t want to be slowed by rendering.  So here’s the ONLINE 4K workflow I use on a laptop, yup … I said laptop. This is what I’m doing to have a RED 4K portable online workflow. For starters, I’m using a 2016 MacBook Pro. The 2017 MacBook Pro would work equally as well. The secret to this solution is the Thunde [...]

20GbE for Video Professionals

20GbE for Video Professionals I need  to share my RED media between multiple users so one person could colour grade the same project another is editing at the same time, so I want to build a Network infrastructure greater than 10 GbE speeds. Apple released a Thunderbolt3 based Mac mini on Oct 30th, 2018 with a 10GbE option. Thunderbolt3 gives us incredible ability to impl [...]

NEW portable Thunderbolt3 / USB-C Rai...

NEW portable Thunderbolt3 / USB-C Raid Rarely does new tech give me  a hard-on, but this NEW Thunderbolt3, USB-C portable Raid case does it for me. Kinda been waiting for a product like this for 2 + years. What took you so long?   Bus powered, so you can OFFLOAD camera media FAST in the field. BUT WAIT, you say too slow… yes, but 8Tb Enterprise SSD drives are becoming [...]

Preview Window Dark in FCPX 10.4

Preview Window Dark in FCPX 10.4 All of a sudden you notice the clip and preview window is DARK, or darker than expected in Final Cut Pro X. A quick search on the internet suggests deleting FCPX preference files and found in ~username/Library/preferences or Zapping the Parameter RAM on your Mac.In my case, I [...]

HOW TO FIX a FCPX project when RCX RM...

HOW TO FIX a FCPX project when RCX RMD’s are not updating Here’s the steps I took to fix a Final Cut Pro X project when REDcine-X RMD file saves /color changes were not updating Final Cut Pro X. First, I exported my project as a General XML in Final Cut.     Next, right click on your Final Cut Project file, and show package contents. Navigate to the Original media folder inside this pac [...]

How to use a RED SSD as production dr...

How to use a RED SSD as production drive Hi, if you’re a small or mid size production company, here’s a tip to possibly help. ALOT I have a RED mini Mag which is USB 3.1, this achieves 520Mb/sec over USB 3.1, so that got me thinking … I want an SSD raid for production but can’t yet afford one. RED’s SSD’s have 3 bytes to 1  compared to normal SSD [...]

2016 MacBook Pro problems

2016 MacBook Pro problems I’ve been waiting a long time to get Thunderbolt3 in a Mac laptop, 2 years to be precise. So I was one of the first early adopters that pulled the trigger and purchased the instant it became available on the online Apple Store, as I needed a custom built-to-order model. Mine was all specs maxed except only having the 1Tb SSD option. Ord [...]

Mac mini shared storage for 4K edit s...

Mac mini shared storage for 4K edit suites Mac mini shared storage for 4K edit suites Recently been asked about 10GbE networked solutions for shared storage for multiple 4K edit suites. There’s many different solutions on the market, but here’s a fairly economical option using a Mac mini $1,250. The heart of any economical solution is Thunderbolt Raid storage. If you wish [...]

Don’t Trust Apple 2-Step authen...

Don’t Trust Apple 2-Step authentication for AppleID I’m writing this because of the horror story I recently had with Apple’s 2-Step authentication process with AppleID as a warning for others. Don’t let this happen to you. Management of your AppleID can be accomplished from this website. Apple implemented a 2-step authentication option as a response to hacks on celebrity iPho [...]