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Re: premiere pro machine: top of the line iMac vs. Mac Pro
by walter biscardi on Dec 17, 2012 at 1:16:43 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
If you need a single machine to really scream fast, then the tower is the way to go. If you want excellent performance at a great price, then the iMac is a great option. If you need multiple machines in a group environment, which is what we
Re: Sony Vegas 12 - How to verify Smart Rendering?
by John Rofrano on Dec 15, 2012 at 8:01:57 pm
in the Sony Vegas Forum
[Riky Cunningham] "Is it a container problem (.mp4) or content problem (AVC video)? "It's a CODEC AVC/H.264 problem. [Riky Cunningham] "BTW, could you suggest a tool that can smart render AVC/mp4?"I don't believe such a beast exists but if you find
Re: Anyone tried the Wally Dolly?
by Todd Terry on Dec 8, 2012 at 6:14:18 pm
in the Cinematography Forum
I haven't seen the Wally Dolly before, but it seems pretty straightforward. As best I recall the price on the two systems is pretty comparable. They do the same thing, but they do them in fairly different ways... so it largely depends on what y
Re: I think the time of the large tower are coming to an end - and the bloated software suits with i
by Bill Davis on Dec 2, 2012 at 5:40:05 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Walter Soyka] "A sizzle core beast workstation rendering something 4 times faster than an AIO iMac gives the artist using it more opportunity to iterate or refine his or her work. Computer performance has a real impact on creative output." That's
Skyfall: Dailies & DI from London to California
by Debra Kaufman on Dec 2, 2012 at 10:36:31 am
in the Cinematography Forum
To ensure color consistency from dailies to DI for Skyfall, Company 3 London and EFILM collaborated to create an integrated pipeline, newly branded EC3. Skyfall cinematographer Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC was able to enjoy dailies graded by his long-time
Re: I think the time of the large tower are coming to an end - and the bloated software suits with i
by Walter Soyka on Dec 2, 2012 at 8:25:33 am
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Carsten Orlt] "Why on earth would you build a large, limited number of slots tower when you can do all the expansion via Thunderbolt now?" A small, inexpensive system with Thunderbolt expansion is a great choice for editorial for a lot of users.
Re: Why The Pro Market Should Take FCP X Seriously - HD Magazine article
by Walter Soyka on Nov 30, 2012 at 10:04:50 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Aindreas Gallagher] "I think smoke is overkill for a promo department. Premiere combined with a fully tooled up After Effects with all the trapcode stuff and magic bullet is probably a better, cheaper fix. you get a broader price competitive skills
News: Autodesk 2013 Game Show Reel Call for Submissions Now Open
by Cow News Droid on Nov 29, 2012 at 6:57:06 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
(November 29, 2012) Autodesk has opened a call for submissions for its annual Game Show Reel. Set to debut at GDC 2013 from March 27-29 in San Francisco, the reel will feature some of the industry's top creative talent. It will also be broadcast on A
Re: Why The Pro Market Should Take FCP X Seriously - HD Magazine article
by Aindreas Gallagher on Nov 29, 2012 at 4:24:14 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
I think smoke is overkill for a promo department. Premiere combined with a fully tooled up After Effects with all the trapcode stuff and magic bullet is probably a better, cheaper fix. you get a broader price competitive skills pool to draw from too.
[ffmpeg] Best settings for quick images @ 720p MP4
by Alex Harzy on Nov 22, 2012 at 10:21:03 am
in the FFmpeg Forum
Hello everybody, I am doing some tests to find the best settings to create MP4 files using x264 codec video and MP3 audio at a resolution of 1280x720, regarding quick fluid images (action stories, fast zoomings, quick fadings, etc...). I am using U
Re: How Should I upgrade my computer Spec for AE?
by Walter Soyka on Nov 20, 2012 at 3:48:30 pm
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
[Derek Chan] "I realize it is time to upgrade my computer since it took around 15 hours to render a 2 minute AE template from videohives." If you have multiprocessing enabled, turn it off. You don't have enough RAM to effectively use multiprocessi
Re: Anyone still using any tape decks? Beta? Or anything standard-def?
by Mark Suszko on Nov 19, 2012 at 4:27:32 pm
in the Business & Marketing Forum
I'm with Ned and Todd. We still acquire on tape, in DVCProSD and HD. We just this year got P2 cams over my strenuous objections, and the adaptation to that is an ongoing process. Meanwhile we have TONS of legacy tape we've been transferring off t
News: Company 3 and EFILM Collaborate on Comprehensive Post Pipeline for James Bond Feature "Skyfall
by Cow News Droid on Nov 14, 2012 at 6:31:03 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
(London, UK--November 14, 2012) Award-winning post houses Company 3 (CO3) and EFILM joined forces to provide Eon Productions' newest James Bond feature "Skyfall"--the first digitally-shot film in the franchise--with a complete, integrated workflow, e
News: Company 3 Opens Games Unit, Provides Extensive Services to Activision's "Call of Duty®: Black
by Cow News Droid on Nov 14, 2012 at 5:42:28 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
Unit Contributing Post FX to Upcoming Blockbuster "Call of Duty®: Black Ops II;" Gaming Veteran Malte Wagener Named VP, Games (Santa Monica, California--November 14, 2012) Award-winning post house Company 3, a subsidiary of Deluxe Entertainment Se
Re: 4 Point Edit Question
by Justin Gray on Nov 13, 2012 at 11:01:06 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
You are absolutely right Nathan. Finally, someone in the Premiere forum that isn't trying to tell me to change my thinking to assimilate to the Premiere way of doing things. Yes, the program has come a long way but there are very BASIC editorial
Re: Need Advice: How to speed Export
by Ned Miller on Nov 8, 2012 at 3:41:47 pm
in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Thanks Dave, It says 4 hours. I can't get into my codec settings until it is done since exporting locks me out. I tried DV/DVCPRO because a YT tutorial suggested that, it didn't help so I am still doing H264. I put quality to medium, made audio mo
Re: fixing a project with ntsc footage wrongly edited in a sequence with PAL settings
by Matthew Bowman on Nov 6, 2012 at 3:11:50 pm
in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
This will probably be the eventual route. I am just vaguely remembering, from a time or two before when I copied larger projects from one sequence to another with new settings, that things didn't transfer accurately. Blank frames, that helps to m
Re: FCP X as a database
by David Lawrence on Nov 5, 2012 at 6:42:43 am
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Jeremy Garchow] " have an FCP7 project I have been working on for a client for going on two years now. It takes 15 minutes to open and about 48 seconds to save, and that's just one project. It's not extremely huge (about 65 MBs) but it has a ton of
Re: FCP X as a database
by Jeremy Garchow on Nov 5, 2012 at 4:07:43 am
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[David Lawrence] "I think there's a potential bloat problem with the event and project library databases in situations like Oliver describes. What's the largest number of projects you've had in a library? How was the load performance? I'm curious bec
The interface is still annoying
by Oliver Peters on Nov 3, 2012 at 1:15:41 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
I've been banging on this beast since the beginning and in the last 1/2 year done most of my client-involved sessions with it. But the more I work with it, the more I find that the way things have to be manipulated in the timeline are increasingly an
Re: Mac seems to hate PP CS6
by Dominic Legg on Nov 2, 2012 at 9:10:34 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
I have 10.7 (up to date) and Cuda Drivers are up to date also. Still no solution to this.. Also Using Premier pro seems to take ages to start playing clips off the timelines. eg 3 seconds.. As mentioned it seems an entirely different beast on P
Re: Who is Going To Switch?
by Craig Seeman on Oct 29, 2012 at 5:42:47 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
This does get back to where I think Apple is as a company and business model. They are not a "consumer" company so much as a "commodity" company (mass produced products). With the meteoric rise in mobile computing, they're likely to design desktops
Re: Who is Going To Switch?
by Jeremy Garchow on Oct 29, 2012 at 3:53:03 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Craig Seeman] "Jeremy, isn't this all geared towards the wedding videographer who has to crank out the same day edit? Pros don't have time crushing deadlines anymore because webesodes have replaced weekly episodic television. Phantom support is rea
Re: Seeking advice on Video Editing Laptop
by Alex Gerulaitis on Oct 29, 2012 at 6:42:40 am
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
[Shawn R. Britton] "What minimum RAID would you suggest with this beast for a new PPro user?" Hi Shawn, The most common RAID for laptop editing is a dual-drive RAID1 or RAID0 like G-RAID (mini). Another common solution is 4-5 four drives in
Re: Seeking advice on Video Editing Laptop
by Shawn R. Britton on Oct 29, 2012 at 4:02:30 am
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Alex, What minimum RAID would you suggest with this beast for a new PPro user? Thank you, Sir.
Re: Who is Going To Switch?
by Craig Seeman on Oct 28, 2012 at 5:36:12 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Jeremy Garchow] "Apple has a plan here, it's not going to be targeted at consumers, as they simply won't care about this capability." Jeremy, isn't this all geared towards the wedding videographer who has to crank out the same day edit? Pros don
Re: Media Import....ale and .xml
by Michael Vitacco on Oct 28, 2012 at 5:21:59 pm
in the AVID Forum
Was planning on simply importing the prores files into MC. But I'm all ears as to how to do this the correct way. I'm a sound designer and just learning. media management and codecs etc. is, i feel, the most difficult thing i've had to deal with t
Re: FCP X Reels
by Oliver Peters on Oct 27, 2012 at 9:36:15 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Chris Kenny] "This seems completely nuts. Why favor the creation of a camera-specific field for this metadata when there's a standardized field supported by the container format that's intended to (and in the case Alexa-generated MOV clips does) alr
Re: Who is Going To Switch?
by Jeremy Garchow on Oct 26, 2012 at 3:04:24 am
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Michael Gissing] "Jeremy, I was making a general statement about pace of software development with the specific example of Matrox as it is topical. I have been part of a lot of beta software cycles over the past twenty years and they all have rushes
Re: Who is Going To Switch?
by Craig Seeman on Oct 24, 2012 at 8:17:30 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
A lot of what you say sounds like internalization rather than feature issues. I came from 10 years of linear editing and my first NLE was a CMX6000. Avid was a strange beast especially compared to the CMX6000. I spent about 12 years on Avid righ
Re: Who is Going To Switch?
by Liam Hall on Oct 24, 2012 at 6:25:44 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Neil Goodman] "The only thing holding me back from starting a real project with it, is the timeline." That's one of the issues I still have, but I'll give a go over the next few days and see if I can tame the beast...
Re: will GeForce GTX 680MX be any good?
by Rick Lang on Oct 24, 2012 at 12:26:06 pm
in the DaVinci Resolve Forum
The NVIDIA GTX 680M has 1344 CUDA cores I believe. Was not able to find any reference to the 680MX even on NVIDIA's web site. Looks like either an Apple exclusive for some time or just Apple was allowed to announce the product before it actually sh
Re: Vegas 12 crashes when rendering
by Sam Alshaik on Oct 23, 2012 at 11:02:05 pm
in the Sony Vegas Forum
within an hour of making the mistake of upgrading to vegas 12 I had so many issues with rendering and freezing. I have the latest Sager Metabox beast of a machine with more than what sony recommends.... I can not understand how the people at Sony co
Re: Also I did A small test
by Chris Tompkins on Oct 23, 2012 at 10:21:31 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
The .h264 will not help. Use the mpeg preset. You will likely have stuttering movement with 24p. Nature of the beast. You have to look at what you have and work with it. You have 25p and you want NTSC. The best option is 24p. Now I have put
Re: Also I did A small test
by Chris Tompkins on Oct 23, 2012 at 10:20:23 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
The .h264 will not help. Use the mpeg preset. You will likely have stuttering movement with 24p. Nature of the beast. You have to look at what you have and work with it. You have 25p and you want NTSC. The best option is 24p. Now I have put
Re: New Xeons for next year
by Jeremy Garchow on Oct 19, 2012 at 10:04:18 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Clint Wardlow] "Well, it is my hope that I don't have to. But from your post (and I may have misunderstood), you seemed to infer that one of Apple's tactics may be to eliminate the user that squeezed 5 or 6 years out of the same computer." Me? W
Re: New Xeons for next year
by Clint Wardlow on Oct 19, 2012 at 8:25:00 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Jeremy Garchow] "I don't get it. Why can't you get 5 or 6 years out of a Mac that you buy today? And why do we have to upgrade every few years?" Well, it is my hope that I don't have to. But from your post (and I may have misunderstood), you
Re: New Xeons for next year
by Craig Seeman on Oct 19, 2012 at 4:07:32 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
Along these lines, what we may see is the "portable" desktop. Obviously those of us who want a desktop find a laptop, for various reasons, less than ideal for some work. Such a portable desktop/workstation would be the sizzle core beast with Xeon
Re: Making Particular 3D
by Darby Edelen on Oct 18, 2012 at 3:15:28 pm
in the Adobe After Effects basics Forum
To restate what John said below: Particular should be applied ONLY to 2D layers in order for the 3D-ness of the effect to work properly. This may seem counter-intuitive but it's the nature of the beast. If you want to rotate your particle syst
Re: Made the BIG switcheroo
by Jud Johnson on Oct 18, 2012 at 2:26:10 am
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
[Greg Estes] "Mixing Kepler and Fermi is not tested, supported or recommended. It might work if you try it, but that would be very application dependent and when I checked with the product team they gave me the "not tested, supported or recommende
EDITING REALITY - How to Edit Reality Like a Pro - 2nd Edition
by Chaz Shukat on Oct 14, 2012 at 4:08:47 pm
in the Classifieds, Personal Forum
EDITING REALITY - How to Edit (Reality TV) Like a Pro is designed to serve as a surrogate mentor to up and coming novice and newbie editors as well as those going into reality TV jobs. Here's what a recent reader had to say about it. "I found you
Re: Apple gives up another network client
by Craig Seeman on Oct 13, 2012 at 5:45:42 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Herb Sevush] "Funny, I don't recall you saying this last year when the non-release of the all but certain "new" macpro never materialized." I did but I'm not about to search through the threads to prove it. I posted extensively on how I thought A
Re: FCPX and skeuomorphism
by Bill Davis on Oct 11, 2012 at 11:50:00 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
Time moves on. I once cared about Reel and Tape IDs - but now I don't. I know others still do - but I just don't. I know there are people who MUST still work with them - even if they don't physically use reels. And I certainly can understand h
News: Vinten Makes Magic for Simmons and “Pair of Kings”
by Cow News Droid on Oct 11, 2012 at 9:35:27 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
(Valley Cottage, New York--October 11, 2012) Disney’s “Pair of Kings” is an unusual multi-camera series, to say the least. It is filled with incredible battles and amazing stunts as well as special effects and “lots of really funny stuff,” says Direc
Re: Letters appearing in sequence with slight bounce
by Roland R. Kahlenberg on Oct 10, 2012 at 1:10:27 am
in the Adobe After Effects Forum
I was going to write an explanation of how to do this but it got too long. ;-) The Text Tool is a beast!!! I've done up an FFX using CS5. Folks can download it here - http://www.broadcastGEMs.com/MediaServer01/bGEMs_TextAni_OverShoot_02.zip F
new video card crashes pc when loading Vegas
by Adrian Fischer on Oct 10, 2012 at 1:01:30 am
in the Sony Vegas basics Forum
Hi Guys, I used to run Vegas on an older duo core 8gb machine with no ral issues other than the time taken to render (and that you could really only render and do nothing else on the pc). I upgraded to an i7 overclocked machine with 32 gb of r
Re: A big thank-you to Dwaine of BMD tech support!
by Clark Bierbaum on Oct 2, 2012 at 6:14:12 pm
in the DaVinci Resolve Forum
Dwaine has been the man for a hundred years to those of use that used to operate a now almost extinct beast named a telecine hooked up to an 888, almost extinct as well! One of the most dedicated factory tech support gurus you will ever find!
Re: What do you think of my custom build for After Effects/Premiere CS5.5
by Carlyle Gordon on Oct 1, 2012 at 2:23:53 pm
in the Windows Hardware & Software Forum
Still undecided on the hard drive setup but I finally built the machine. WOW...what a great feeling to build your own machine and know every component! :) So far I LOVE the machine and the best part is it's NOT done yet! Goal #1 was to just have a
News: STORY’s David Orr Puts His Spin on New Campaign for Regions Bank
by Cow News Droid on Sep 29, 2012 at 4:13:13 am
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
(September 29, 2012) A new campaign for Regions Bank, directed by STORY’s David Orr, takes a metaphorical approach in articulating the bank’s role in driving the wheels of progress. Conceived by Birmingham, Alabama agency Luckie & Company, two spots
Re: Logic Pro X - Let the rumors begin
by Craig Seeman on Sep 27, 2012 at 5:49:01 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Jeremy Garchow] "In all seriousness though (sorry, Craig, you said something about rumors?) the article talked about carbon fiber in portables. I think it would help more in a bigger/heavier machine such as a MacPro." I was thinking the same thin

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