Tag: MacOS

Final Cut Pro X, Sony HXR-NX70u and 1080p60 video

Posted by on March 12, 2012 | Comments Off on Final Cut Pro X, Sony HXR-NX70u and 1080p60 video

“Trial and error” is what it’s all about.
If you have clips shot in 1080p at +/- 60fps, and saved as AVCHD, Final Cut Pro X will not recognise the camera’s storage (internal, SD card or “archived”) as a valid “Camera” from which to import video (sometimes it would complain about the directory structure being incorrect, instead). If you have accidentally switched from a lower frame rate partway through period in between computers, you will be unable to import ANY of your clips in the usual way until those 60p clips are removed from the source.
Naturally, the Sony seems to mount it’s internal storage as read-only in the Finder. Fortunately for me, the files I was looking for were easily identified as a block, backed up to my hard drive, and then deleted from the camera via it’s own built-in interface. Once the offending files were removed, Final Cut sprang back into life.
Look for another post on how to salvage those 60p clips, imminently!

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Printing and Chrome

Posted by on January 8, 2012 | Comments Off on Printing and Chrome

As Safari continues to choke on Flash-centric websites, and Firefox has lost my interest, I have found myself daily more reliant on Google’s Chrome browser on my Mac. One of it’s “features” is the built in printer handling, which inserts itself between the user and the “how do I make it all fit on the same page?” button.
A screenshot of Chrome's print dialogue.
To bypass Chrome’s “Print Dialogue”, hold down the Option / Alt key when you select “Print” from the “File” menu, or use the keyboard shortcut “Command-Option-P”. This will take you straight to the regular Mac-style “Print Dialogue”, where you can make all of your usual adjustments.

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