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    Extras | Free Plugins, Free Scripts, Free Presets.

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    FCPx Project Sharing 


    Many times, editors need to share projects. While Final Cut Pro X does not allow more than one editor to be working in the same project at the same time, there is a way to share the same project between editors. Event References make this possible.

    An Event reference is the ability to take a Project and point it to media in a different Event. What you are doing is changing the media that is connected to a Project by changing the Event reference.

    A Final Cut Pro X project doesn’t contain media, it just “points” to media, which is stored in your Final Cut Events folder. This media can be stored locally, or on an XSAN server – though not, however, on a standard-issue OS X Server. We can take advantage of this fact when it comes to sharing projects between editors.

    For example, let’s say two editors, in two different cities, want to both work on the same project, though not at the same time. To start, the first editor makes a complete copy of both the Project folder (stored in the Final Cut Projects folder) and the Event folder (stored in the Final Cut Events folder).

    The first editor sends the second editor both folders, and the second editor starts editing. During this time, the first editor can not be working in the Project. The original Event folder, containing the media, and the Project remain with the first editor, while a copy of the Event folder and Project folder are now also with the second editor. (For those that worry, there is no reduction in image quality when you copy digital image files.)

    The second editor can make changes to both the Project and the Event, such as, say, editing clips, adding keywords, changing clip names in the Event Browser, and flagging clips as Favorites using ratings. However, the second editor can not change the media itself, nor add new media.

    Then, the second editor sends just the Project folder back to the first editor. (Important note, he needs to send theentire Project folder, not just a single Project file contained inside it.)

    If the first editor opens the Project sent by the second editor, all the clips would be offline, because the Project is still linked to the Event folder on the second editor’s system in another city. Instead, the first editor copies the Project folder to her local system in the Final Cut Projects folder. Opening Final Cut Pro X, she selects the Project in the Project Library, without opening it in the Timeline.

    With the Project selected, the editor chooses File > Project Properties (or presses Command+J).

    Click the wrench icon (just above the Inspector button) to display the Project Properties window.

    Click the Modify Event Reference button, which opens the Modify Event Reference window.

    Navigate to the Event folder stored locally on her system and select it. The first editor’s Project now connects to this local media, rather than the media on the second editor’s system.

    By changing Event References, both editors can send this Project back and forth for additional work. Keep in mind that once the Project is sent to one editor, the other editor can not work on the Project as there is no way to reconcile the differences between two versions of the same Project.

    Both the first and second editor have their copy of the Event folder and media stored locally. Changing Event References allows repointing a Project from one Event folder to another.

    This is a very intriguing use of the media management in FCP X because it easily allows changing the Event that is referenced by a Project. It isn’t the same as relinking individual clips, but allows an editor to repoint to all the media in an entire project.

  • s 6:27 PM on 130309 Permalink | Reply

    AE tutorial list 






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    AE – make 2D layers a 3D stack 

    position+[0,0,(index-2)*thisComp.layer(“3D Control”).effect(“3D Control”)(“Slider”)]


    with the null being named 3D Control


    taken from :



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    Use two Dropbox accounts on one computer — theTerran.

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    Drag and drop World 

    Drag and drop geo-json feature files to paint your planet!.

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    Shadow for Element 3D and other plugins.

  • s 9:43 PM on 130223 Permalink | Reply  

    Dead Font Book 




    To reinstall all of OS X’s fonts without having to reinstall the entire OS, follow the instructions at the bottom of my article, Font Management in Mac OS X Tiger and Panther.

    To clear the font cache files, download and run Font Finagler. For Microsoft Office, you need to manually remove its two font cache files. The are located here. The tilde (~) represents your home folder.


    ~/Library/Preferences/Microsoft/Office Font Cache (11)

    Lastly, Font Book’s database may also be damaged. Follow the steps in Undoing Font Book.

    There are two common causes for Font Book crashing (or immediately quitting) upon launch.

    The first problem is caused by a corrupt Font Collection file which causes an exception when Font Book tries to unarchive it. (You may also be unable to show the Font Panel in applications that use it). This problem is usually limited to a particular user account. To resolve it, go to your /Users/~/Library/FontCollections/ folder and remove any non-default .collection files there; you should be able to keep the following:

    Fixed Width.collection

    “com.apple.Favorites.collection” and “com.apple.Recents.collection” are the two most common collections that can cause problems.

    Another problem that usually results in Font Book quitting or crashing immediately on launch is caused by the fact that it’s missing its “MainMenu.nib” interface file. If you open up the Console application (in the /Applications/Utilities/ folder) and look as you launch Font Book it should say something similar to the following:

    <pre>2007-01-08 19:55:48 Font Book[3075] Unable to load nib file: MainMenu, exiting
    2007-01-08 19:55:48 Font Book[3075] * +[NSFileManager closeCatalog]:
    selector not recognized
    2007-01-08 19:55:48 Font Book[3075] An uncaught exception was raised</pre>

    To fix this problem, you’ll need to get Pacifist to re-install the Font Book application from your OS X Tiger install disc. Then, you should download the latest version of the OS X Combo Update (currently OS X 10.4.8 Combo) and re-apply that over top of your existing OS X installation.

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    Kinetic typography techniques with After Effects | Tutorial | .net magazine 

    Method of turning text from PS into AE for a music video type use.


    Kinetic typography techniques with After Effects | Tutorial | .net magazine.

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    After Effects Type Tool | Motionworks.

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