Banner

Archive for the ‘Mac OS X’ Category

Building FFMBC/FFMPEG on Mac OS X Lion

Icon Written by rower on January 26, 2012 – 7:43 pm

FFMBC is the broadcast version of FFMPEG that transcodes HDV to Apple ProRes for Final Cut By Robin Rowe HOLLYWOOD, CA (MovieEditor.com) 2012/1/26 – If you have MTS or M2T files, that is, raw HDV, you can’t use them in Final Cut without converting them first to something Final Cut understands like Apple ProRes or […]



Mac OS X, Living with Power PC

Icon Written by rower on October 4, 2011 – 6:22 pm

The G5 PowerPC was amazing new and still works today with the right software By Robin Rowe HOLLYWOOD, CA (MovieEditor.com) 10/4/2011 – Keeping your Apple G5 Power PC going takes a little extra effort as new software becomes available that only runs on newer Intel-based Macs. Final Cut has cut you off at version 6, […]



Building FFMPEG on Mac OS X

Icon Written by rower on October 2, 2011 – 7:03 pm

Download the source code and make FFMPEG to convert MPEG, DV, and Quicktime files on your Mac By Robin Rowe HOLLYWOOD, CA (MovieEditor.com) 10/2/2011 – FFMPEG is command line tool that converts between various video formats such as MPEG, DV and Quicktime. We could do many of these tasks in QuickTime Pro software, but being […]



Making Mac OS X See a Linux SAMBA Printer

Icon Written by rower on September 20, 2011 – 7:05 pm

Set up your Linux box as a Windows share and make OS X see it By Robin Rowe HOLLYWOOD, CA (MovieEditor) 9/20/2011 – It can be tricky getting Mac OS X to see your Linux SAMBA printers and file shares. One obstacle¬† is the OS X System Preferences widget can be finicky, may not even […]



Productive in Final Cut in Ten Minutes

Icon Written by rower on August 6, 2011 – 9:06 pm

Use these tips to get productive in Final Cut fast By Robin Rowe HOLLYWOOD, CA (MovieEditor.com) 8/6/2011 – Everybody has heard of Final Cut and many have tried using it to edit. If you know a few key things about Final Cut you will be much faster using it. Whether you’re a a new user […]



Making a USB Drive Do Mac, Windows and Linux

Icon Written by rower on August 6, 2011 – 7:05 pm

Move video files between operating systems without losing your mind By Robin Rowe HOLLYWOOD, CA (MovieEditor.com) 8/6/2011 – For moving large video files, a flash drive isn’t big enough or fast enough. Unless you have a crazy fast network, dragging the files across your LAN is not going to do either. For the editor on […]



Mac OS X Sharing a SAMBA Public Folder

Icon Written by rower on June 28, 2011 – 5:29 pm

How to make Mac OS X Tiger share a Windows SAMBA folder so you can copy files to your edit suite By Robin Rowe HOLLYWOOD, CA (MovieEditor) 6/28/2011 – Making Windows network shares available from your Mac workstation makes it simple for your team to copy files to a shared public folder on your drive.We […]



Changing Your Mac Default Player

Icon Written by rower on May 24, 2011 – 8:17 pm

How to change your default Mac OS X movie player to something better than iTunes By Robin Rowe HOLLYWOOD, CA (MovieEditor.com) 5/24/2011 – Annoyingly, Mac OS X defaults to playing MP3 files with iTunes. If you’re a consumer of music, maybe iTunes seems great. However, if you’re making music, iTunes may not be what you […]



Make Snow Leopard See Windows and SAMBA Shares

Icon Written by rower on February 14, 2011 – 2:18 pm

Mac OS X upgrade leads to problems viewing Windows and Linux SAMBA shares, here’s the fix By Robin Rowe HOLLYWOOD, CA (MovieEditor.com) 2/14/2011 – Upgrading to Snow Leopard results in problems accessing Windows shares, giving the dreaded “Connection Failed” message.¬† A lot of users have encountered this problem and suggested many workarounds. Here’s what worked […]