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File: screencapture
by Luis Rojas in the COW - Files Forum
jpg file my issue in CS6 https://f1.creativecow.net/10058/10058...

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Re: Render at source resolution (6K) fail... any work arounds?
by Rohit Gupta in the DaVinci Resolve Forum
Assuming you have plenty of system RAM (24GB or higher), set the preferences memory to 12GB. If you don't have enough RAM, try setting it to 8 perhaps. Also, if you are doing any NR at 6K, I hope you have GPUs with 12GB VRAM or more....

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Re: Divide by zero? error on first frame
by Dan Ebberts in the Adobe After Effects Expressions Forum
It works for me when I scrub either of the sliders. Dan...

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Re: Custom Text Box (Creating a Text Portrait)
by Kevin Camp in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Well I learned a lot of it here on this forum... that and tutorials. As for my own tutorials, I've thought about it, but never seem to find the time... it's more convenient for me to peruse the forums when i have down time. I meant to ask you this...

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Re: Turning video from NDF to DF
by Shane Ross in the Avid Media Composer / Symphony Forum
Compressor, Sorenson Squeeze, Adobe Media Encoder. You can also put it onto a 29.97 timeline and then do a VIDEO MIXDOWN, and group that. But then you lose all connection to the original clip. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def...

37 minutes ago   read more
Re: short cut for selecting clip under cursor - prior to Alt+] (heads and tails)
by Wayne Waag in the Sony Vegas Forum
AFAIK there is no built-in way to do what you want. This would require a script. However, depending on your track layout, this may not be necessary at all. For example, I use alt-[ and alt-] extensively for simple basic cuts editing in which I only have a single video...

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Re: short cut for selecting clip under cursor - prior to Alt+] (heads and tails)
by Thoreau Bakker in the Sony Vegas Forum
So, for anyone else who has ever struggled with the same thing, not five minutes after posting I seems to have realized what I was missing. I feel pretty silly actually. If one's fingers are on the "[ ]" keys, those keys will select start / end of clips. So...

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Re: Converting video to 25fps on import and in timeline
by Marcus Doherty in the Avid Media Composer / Symphony Forum
Ah okay, that makes sense, thanks. The frame rate was changed to the linked files by changing the 'source settings' to the timeline's settings of 25fps....

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Re: Adding mismatched drives
by Barry Bishop in the - ARRAYS & RAID Set-Up - Forum
Thanks. I just ordered the same drive. Much Appreciated. Barry Video Editor/Graphic Designer...

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short cut for selecting clip under cursor - prior to Alt+] (heads and tails)
by Thoreau Bakker in the Sony Vegas Forum
Hi CC, I was just looking in the Vegas Manual, but couldn't find this.. I find it handy to keep my left fingers on the jkl keys, and my right thumb / middle on the Alt+ [ or ] for heads and tails. The catch is, a clip has to...

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Re: Converting video to 25fps on import and in timeline
by Shane Ross in the Avid Media Composer / Symphony Forum
[Marcus Doherty] "the clips have been AMA linked, not imported, but converted to 25fps" Sorry, how can you link to clips and then convert to 25fps without transcoding? If you AMA link, and that's it...the footage is still 29.97. To convert to 25, you have to transcode...which is another way...

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Re: Turning video from NDF to DF
by Sarah Furie in the Avid Media Composer / Symphony Forum
How can I convert from 23.976 NDF to 30 DF? Thanks....

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Re: Divide by zero? error on first frame
by David Cabestany in the Adobe After Effects Expressions Forum
Ok, so I revised my expression to this. The problem now is that the amount is stuck, meaning it won't update as the sliders move. I checked each part of the expression using a text layer and everything works, but when I put it together like this it stays fixed...

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Re: Sony Vegas Rendering Issue
by John Rofrano in the Sony Vegas Forum
[Wayne Waag] "BEWARE! You must first copy everything from that hard drive that you want to keep since everything will be erased." Yea, if you don't want to loose everything I would convert it. Microsoft has instructions on their web site: Convert a hard disk or partition to NTFS format...

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Re: Turning video from NDF to DF
by Shane Ross in the Avid Media Composer / Symphony Forum
[Sarah Furie] "23.976 DF" Impossible. 23.98 DF does not exist. No timecode numbers are dropped, like with DF 29.97. [Sarah Furie] "I am trying to sync these clips together (group them) and I am having trouble. It says the audio needs to be the same. How do I make a...

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Re: Adding mismatched drives
by David Roth Weiss in the - ARRAYS & RAID Set-Up - Forum
You never know exactly what you'll get when add a drive that is not precisely the same in every way to the other drives in the Raid set. It must certainly is not advised by the manufacturer, and you could end up with a completely messed up Raid, including data...

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Re: Artifacts After Rendering
by Shane Ross in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
FCP 7 and H.264 are unpredictable. It isn't an editing codec, and FCP wasn't designed to work with it. It APPEARS to work, and might work for a bit, but then major issues can arise. Most are sync related, but artifacting is nothing new. The fact that you were able...

1 hour ago   read more
Quadro m1000m or gtx 970
by Ricardo Marty in the Windows Hardware & Software Forum
For editing video and effects mostly resolve 12.5, fusion and adobe cs6 suite very little 3d mostly me learning. No cad no 10bit monitors. both laptop have thunderbolt 3. specs basically the same. 1- hp-g3 laptop = quadro 2- asus rog = gtx 970 btw the hp-ge is about $100,...

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Data-Ops Technician
by Anita Desai in the JOBS Offered - Higher Pay Forum
SUMMARY Data-Ops are responsible for keeping the studio's data flowing smoothly between our studios worldwide, as well as to our clients and suppliers. Using tools such as Aspera/Faspex, rsync, robocopy, and Thinkbox Deadline, our Data-Ops department is responsible for the efficient movement of all data into and out of the...

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Re: Opinion about fcpx and motion on imac i5 with 2gb GPU
by Camilo Ramos in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
Thank you guys. My biggest concern is that the AMD Radeon R9 M395 graphics card might not be good enough. I do mainly tv commercials and a lot of longforms with tons of compositing and effects. Nothing mayor but many seconds and minutes per video. In a few weeks i...

1 hour ago   read more
Service: DC Video Studio by Dudley Digital Works
by John Dudley in the COW - Services Forum
Falls Church Virginia, United States Facilities and Sound Stages Web DC Video Studio by Dudley Digital Works Studio Rental and Facilities Green Screen Stage Webcasting A Flexible & Affordable metro Washington, DC Video Studio! DC Video Studio by Dudley Digital Works is a metro Washington, DC 40’ x 25’ x...

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Turning video from NDF to DF
by Sarah Furie in the Avid Media Composer / Symphony Forum
Hello, I have an Avid 7.0.4 project that I just started. It is a 30 NDF 1080p project. The main camera shot 30 NDF. There is a second camera that shot 23.976 DF. I am trying to sync these clips together (group them) and I am having trouble. It says...

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Re: Artifacts After Rendering
by Dave LaRonde in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
H.264 is toxic to FCP in sufficient quantities. Likewise, water is toxic to the human body in sufficient quantities. Try drinking 3 gallons of water in 5 minutes and and see how you feel. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA...

2 hours ago   read more
Re: Converting video to 25fps on import and in timeline
by Marcus Doherty in the Avid Media Composer / Symphony Forum
Thanks for the explanation! Just to clarify, the clips have been AMA linked, not imported, but converted to 25fps. And then are being put into a 25fps project. I assume this is still bad? Why is this the case, out of interest? I'm just struggling to get my head around...

2 hours ago   read more
Re: what the hell is going on with QT Player?
by John Davidson in the Apple OS X Forum
This happened back in 2013. https://forums.creativecow.net/thread/71/863688 Try ProRes 4444 w alpha (if that's why you're using animation) instead. It was a pain to deal with back in 2013 but we converted everything here under the sun to ProRes. It took a week or two but life was much easier. You...

2 hours ago   read more
Re: The Top 50 Movies of the Last 5 Years
by Scott Roberts in the TV & Movie Appreciation Forum
Thanks, Tim! I enjoy making big lists, and I love reading your comments on them! [Tim Wilson] "It's [Kingsman] everything that this kind of movie should be, and sets up a fantastic sequel. I can't wait." I'm excited for the sequel, too. But I wonder how they expect to bring...

2 hours ago   read more
Re: Artifacts After Rendering
by Adam Koblenz in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
I'm confused by what you mean, as I was able to edit the H264 in the timeline and export it. It's only on the rendered shots that there's any issue. Otherwise it's fine....

2 hours ago   read more
Divide by zero? error on first frame
by David Cabestany in the Adobe After Effects Expressions Forum
I'm using the expression below to have a counter go up in relationship to a slider that is applied elsewhere, this counter shows the percentage of occupancy in a parking lot and has to be accurate. The expression works great from the second frame onwards, but in the first frame...

2 hours ago   read more
Linking After Effects and the titler in Premiere
by Richard Herd in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Hello, I cannot locate the tutorial on how to link After Effects into Premiere titles. I hope that makes sense. I believe Walter S wrote it. Thanks!...

2 hours ago   read more
@David Roth Wei
by walter biscardi in the COW - Tutorials Forum
it already round trips to Fusion which I have not tried yet. It will be interesting to see if they fully integrate or leave it stand alone like After Effects. I prefer the stand alone idea and keep building on what Fusion is. Make it a seamless integration like dynamic...

2 hours ago   read more
Re: FilmStruck
by Scott Roberts in the TV & Movie Appreciation Forum
I like the concept, but the trailer on the website wouldn't play for me...! :(...

2 hours ago   read more
The Jungle Book - Huntsman: Winter's War - Green Room - Keanu
by Scott Roberts in the TV & Movie Appreciation Forum
Last week my top 50 films of the last five years list occupied my super important time and energy, but now I'm back with my normal reviews (it's a Cinco de Mayo miracle!). However, whenever I wait several weeks to post an actual review here, it ends up being multiple...

2 hours ago   read more
Re: Avid 8.2-8.4 hanging for 30 minutes or more at "Initializing Media Streams Manager"
by John Pale in the Avid Media Composer / Symphony Forum
Have you contacted Avid support? I'm presuming you have a basic support contract since it's pretty much mandatory these days. This is precisely the type of error you should be contacting Avid about....

2 hours ago   read more
Re: SSD advise please!
by Damian Iovacchini in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Thanks for the reply, first of all. Second, yes. I meant quick preview which I use a lot more often than RAM preview, if that's what you meant. You may have realized I'm a self tought noob haha. Which method would you recommend for previewing? A pointer on how to...

2 hours ago   read more
Adding mismatched drives
by Barry Bishop in the - ARRAYS & RAID Set-Up - Forum
I have a Areca RAID and wondering what if I place a higher capacity version of the current drive inside my raid box. Will I take a performance hit? Will I have to offload the footage and then re-format the whole raid? or will it simply recognize it and I...

2 hours ago   read more
Re: New Script: Open Stills in Graphic Editor
by Graham Bernard in the Sony Vegas Forum
[Wayne Waag] "Hopefully, it will now work for you." Well, it's better: 1] It now opens in X8 and in the RAW editor. 2] I save a copy as a PNG 3] Close X8 and I get the usual exit requests which I follow. 4] Back in VP13 I get...

2 hours ago   read more
Re: Sennheiser G3 odd artifacts
by Bruce Watson in the Audio Professionals Forum
[Luke O Brien] "Is it a frequency problem?" Probably has nothing to do with frequency; this doesn't sound like any RFI I've heard before. Sounds like maybe a range problem, also possibly companders acting weird. Both of those point to either low battery (what battery are you using and how...

3 hours ago   read more
Re: No news?
by Tim Wilson in the Adobe Creative Cloud: The Debate Forum
[Oliver Peters] "they've just come off of a major release for MC only a few short months ago." This is an EXTREMELY welcome phenomenon for me. It's ready when it's ready. Don't arbitrarily hold it back for NAB, and don't rush it out the door for NAB. Nothing about the...

3 hours ago   read more
Re: SSD advise please!
by Dave LaRonde in the Adobe After Effects Forum
[Damian Iovacchini] "...the processing time is far from real time (like 4fps with a couple of relatively simple effects)...." Does this mean you're hitting the space bar? That's not the way to preview. Depending on your AE version, there are two different ways to do it. Personally, I'd go for...

3 hours ago   read more
News: Valencia Club de Fútbol Drives Stadium AV With Blackmagic Design
by COW News Droid in the NEWS: All News Forum
(Fremont, California--May 5, 2016) Blackmagic Design has today announced that Valencia Club de Fútbol is providing fans an enhanced match day experience following an overhaul of the Mestalla Stadium’s live production capabilities using Blackmagic Design video production hardware. The Spanish La Liga side was looking for a scalable system that...

3 hours ago   read more
Re: Opinion about fcpx and motion on imac i5 with 2gb GPU
by Darren Roark in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
That's a great machine for FCP X and Motion. The screen will spoil you against wanting to look at anything else. Depending on what you will be editing the only possible bottleneck I can see is the G-RAID drive if it's a 2X drive model. If you ever work with...

3 hours ago   read more
Re: New Script: Open Stills in Graphic Editor
by Wayne Waag in the Sony Vegas Forum
Graham, I have just uploaded the revised scipt extensions. You can use the same link to download them. But within X8 I can save a copy in whatever I wish. So, PNG, or JPEG. I know. But you must tell the script which format you are going to use in...

3 hours ago   read more
Re: ExtendScript - Current Time Indicator Value?
by Walter Soyka in the Adobe After Effects Forum
The CTI is just the time attribute of any comp. For example, alert(app.project.activeItem.time); will open a dialog box and tell you the current time of the active comp. Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link] Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting @keenlive [twitter] | RenderBreak...

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Re: New Script: Open Stills in Graphic Editor
by Graham Bernard in the Sony Vegas Forum
[Wayne Waag] "Just to answer your question, the Rosebud script does not help at all since I don't have the source code. The only point I was making is that whatever makes THAT script work with my X8 works. That's all. [Wayne Waag] "However, . . .tell me what format...

3 hours ago   read more
Re: Flying with Batteries
by Todd Terry in the Business & Marketing Forum
The better question would be, can I pay a charter pilot to fly me ? I hate flying on biz with the white hot intensity of a thousand suns... even more with gear. Makes me wish I'd kept up with my piloting and had a Cessna Mustang in the driveway...

3 hours ago   read more
Where can I find an Archiware Guru?
by Will Luker in the Storage Forum
Who we are: We are an innovation company in Detroit that tackles life's greatest challenges and develop products that reach millions every month. We have no debt, no investors and hire the best and brightest from all over the world. Our HQ is in Detroit, but we also have workers...

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Re: Sony Vegas Rendering Issue
by Wayne Waag in the Sony Vegas Forum
Very easy. Open Windows Explorer, select Drive, and right-click. Select format which will bring up another small window. Under File System there is a drop-down window. Select NTFS and then Start. BEWARE! You must first copy everything from that hard drive that you want to keep since everything will be...

4 hours ago   read more
Re: Artifacts After Rendering
by Shane Ross in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
[Adam Koblenz] "I'm using H.264 files taken from 4k red files. " FCP doesn't work with H.264 files. Gotta use editing codecs..ProRes 422, HQ. If you want a low data rate workflow, then use Resolve or Red Rocket to make ProRes Proxy files. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog,...

4 hours ago   read more
Re: Opinion about fcpx and motion on imac i5 with 2gb GPU
by Noah Kadner in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
Yep solid FCPX machine there. Noah FCPWORKS - FCPX Workflow FCP Exchange - FCPX Workshops...

4 hours ago   read more
Re: Flying with Batteries
by Mark Suszko in the Business & Marketing Forum
Can you pay a charter pilot to fly them for you?...

4 hours ago   read more
Possible to link anchor point to distance?
by Greg Howell in the Adobe After Effects Expressions Forum
Hi Guys, It's probably less confusing if I don't try to explain exactly what I'm trying to build. Basically, I need an expression that will tell layer A to change its anchor point value between 0px (min) - 200px (max) depending on the pixel distance between layer B and C....

4 hours ago   read more
Opinion about fcpx and motion on imac i5 with 2gb GPU
by Camilo Ramos in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
Hello. I have acces to a pretty good deal for late 2015 iMac 5k with this configuration: 3.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz 8GB (two 4GB) memory 2TB Fusion Drive1 AMD Radeon R9 M395 with 2GB video memory Retina 5K 5120-by-2880 P3 display I plan...

4 hours ago   read more
Re: No news?
by Oliver Peters in the Adobe Creative Cloud: The Debate Forum
[Bill Davis] "Adobe - but nothing was overtly released at the show as something you could write a check for today." Adobe did preview the specific new features that will show up in the next version of CC. Probably within the next month or two. And Autodesk showed specific new...

4 hours ago   read more
Re: Trying to asynchronously Scale a circles outline
by Eric Santiago in the Adobe After Effects Forum
[Marten Zander] "I am just trying to scale the outline of a circle but asynchronously." Im not sure but would the Effect > Generate > Ellipse help?...

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Re: No news?
by Bill Davis in the Adobe Creative Cloud: The Debate Forum
This year, the big NAB news seemed to be focused very little on NLE operations - and very much more on the continuing big changes on the horizon to the industry itself. The big messages were about the coming workflows for 360 video and lots of forms of virtual reality...

4 hours ago   read more
Re: Day Two: Editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5
by David Roth Weiss in the COW - Tutorials Forum
Walter, you wrote: "Somebody asked me today "why does editing in Resolve interest you?" Well it is my color grading tool of choice. It's completely free, and by the way, I'm cutting this project using the free version of Resolve." I completely agree with you, avoiding XMLs, AAFs, and round-tripping...

4 hours ago   read more
Re: Professional Lens Flare Plugin for Photoshop CC
by Jakop Nazaretyan in the Adobe Photoshop Forum
Hi Pali, did you have any luck? I have the same problem. Best, Jakop...

4 hours ago   read more
Re: Stalling on playback of MXF files
by Chris Borjis in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Cutting on Premiere since CS 5.5 I can't say that I agree with that assessment of adobe at all. They are different animals and like i said it was built to be much more robust and handle heavy lifting, so naturally it needs more resources. That's all I have to...

5 hours ago   read more
ExtendScript - Current Time Indicator Value?
by James Ronan in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Hello team! I'm simply trying get the value of of the Current Time Indicator for a script I'm working on. I've had a look though the scripting guide, but have not come across anything that screams 'Current Time Indicator value'. Would it be anything to do with: timeToCurrentFormat() currentFormatToTime() Any...

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Artifacts After Rendering
by Adam Koblenz in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Hello, I'm having an issue with final cut pro 7. Every clip in my timeline that I've had to render (as in, where I've added a title, or where I've punched into a shot) results in significant blocking artifacts. It's visible in the canvas and visible in the exported video....

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Re: Sennheiser G3 odd artifacts
by Bill Davis in the Audio Professionals Forum
Why is this in stereo with the two people panned hard right and left? That makes NO sense since we only have a single shot view of the action. Collapse this down to dual mono and then toss a compressor or limiter on it to get the levels consistent. That...

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Re: Premiere crashing when adding new clip to timeline
by Dave LaRonde in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
How much memory is on your machine? Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA...

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Re: Trim Beginning/End of Clip like in FCPX
by Jason Peterson in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
I was reading to the end of this and was going to suggest Derek Lieu's post as well if the question wasn't already answered. It's a great resource. Here is his whole blog post on setting shortcuts in Premiere to be more like Final Cut X (or 7 if you...

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Re: Trying to asynchronously Scale a circles outline
by Richard Herd in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Funny! I just did something very similar (if I understand what you mean)! Here's what I did: I used a shape layer and made 8 "boxes" that line up exactly to form an entire line across the screen. Then I animated each box up and/or down. Precomp that. Apply the...

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Re: Blog: Day Three: Editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5
by walter biscardi in the COW - Blogs Forum
[David Mathis] "One feature I hope gets implemented is a role based timeline. This is one reason I prefer editing in Final Cut, export several versions of just one project (sequnce) based on roles." You can set up a multitude of outputs via the Deliver Panel. Each Queue is its...

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Shot Number Overlay
by Jason Peterson in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Hello helpful community, I have encountered a client that wants preview cuts delivered with shot number overlays based on the shots in each particular video instead of a timecode overlay. Does anyone know of a way to automate this instead of making titles and trimming them to each cut in...

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For those that use walkies on set
by Tyler Faison in the Business & Marketing Forum
I use a walkie on most of my shoots and recently came across this thing. Reminds me of how genius the Gaff Gun was last year...the Walkie Caddie. Introducing the Walkie Caddie! from Popp Sound on Vimeo ....

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Service: Vandelay Sound Exports, Inc.
by Tyler Faison in the COW - Services Forum
Dallas Texas, United States Audio Sales and Rentals Vandelay Sound Exports, Inc. Location Sound Recording Audio Equipment I've been doing location audio since 2006, and have been fortunate enough to work with the best people in the production industry. Whether you're an out-of-town producer or a local production company, I...

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Re: Sony Vegas Rendering Issue
by Nicholas Sanaie in the Sony Vegas Forum
How do I format it?...

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Re: Underwater Video With "Floating" White Balancе
by Kalle Kannisto in the Adobe After Effects Techniques Forum
I'd be radical and tint it to almost black and white and then add some of the blueish color back in with curves. For the blown-out white you'll probably have to animate the levels white output to be less than white (match the desired white level at 0:16). Another problem...

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Re: Dotted, animated beam line
by Sean Kimber in the Adobe After Effects Forum
That worked perfectly! Thank you!...

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Re: Avid 8.2-8.4 hanging for 30 minutes or more at "Initializing Media Streams Manager"
by Sean Campbell in the Avid Media Composer / Symphony Forum
I'm also getting this error during boot about 30% of the time. ADirectSoundAudioDevRep::SetSampleRate() iActivePlayBufferReg is set to NULL. I see no hits on Google regarding this error. When I see this, I click OK, the Avid crashes, and reboots, this time correctly....

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Re: ProRes conversion issues - color / gamma shift
by Lisa Bradley in the Media Formats | Media Capacities Forum
Here is a forum with some good info. https://www.reddit.com/r/editors/comments/2zui2p/whats_the_scoop_on_h264_exporting_washed_out_gamma/ Lisa Bradley Editor/Videographer...

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Re: Blog: Day Three: Editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5
by David Mathis in the COW - Blogs Forum
Walter, thank you for this excellent article. Resolve has really progressed since version 11 or earlier. I thought with version 10 it would soon be an ediotor as well. I hope round tripping becomes better as I prefer to shoot in raw format then use Final Cut for some editing...

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DHX Studios - Senior Game Artist
by Kristina Slivarich in the JOBS Offered - Higher Pay Forum
About Us DHX Media is recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and for our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. Our staff dig into a wide variety of projects, from action to comedy and preschool to tween, and they get to enjoy awesome benefits and...

6 hours ago   read more
Re: Weird frame rate when exporting in youtube setting from Premiere Pro CC 2015
by Dave LaRonde in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
QT has NEVER been reliable at displaying an accurate frame rate.... and since QT will eventually go the way of the Dodo, I don't expect Apple's investing a lot of resources in fixing it. After Effects, on the other hand, accurately displays frame rates simply by importing, highlighting and looking...

6 hours ago   read more
external file button?
by Gary Milligan in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Opened a project that's been sitting for a few months and am getting this on my program monitor: All the media is linked and I can see the individual clips in the timeline, but this text is all that appears in the viewer. Where is the "External File Button"? Any...

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Re: Convert MPEG-2 / MPEG-4 > ProRes 422 LT (FCP7)
by Gordon Henry in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
thanks Shane, shame however EDITREADY seems to be working a treat and suprisingly faster then i would have thought. Cheers for your assistance on this one Best GH...

6 hours ago   read more
Tracing dashed line below motion path
by Gavin Murdoch in the Adobe After Effects Techniques Forum
Hi, I have a pre comp of a bee which I plan to animate along a motion path with rotation auto-orient enabled. What I'm looking for is a way to automatically trace a dotted line beneath where the bee has flown. See image for what I'm trying to achieve. Thanks...

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Re: New Script: Open Stills in Graphic Editor
by Wayne Waag in the Sony Vegas Forum
Graham, Just to answer your question, the Rosebud script does not help at all since I don't have the source code. However, the script is now working with X8 including the camera raw files. Before I upload the new file to Dropbox, tell me what format you will be using...

6 hours ago   read more
Re: Cube with deformer as a particle - either C4D emitter or x-particles
by Gene Weglarz in the Cinema 4D Forum
Oops. Yeah, forgot to show objects. With x-particles, I just need to figure out how to adjust so only 15 get generated, spacing, etc. Thanks! G. Weglarz MSI Intel I7 5960X 16 Core @ 4.4GHz; 32GB Ram; NVidia GTX 780ti; 60TB storage; Four Asus 27" monitors Adobe CC 2015 Cinema...

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Re: Weird frame rate when exporting in youtube setting from Premiere Pro CC 2015
by Amy Adair in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Yes, we have been using Quicktime. Is there a reason why the latest version of quicktime wouldn't be trustworthy? We will try the After Effects solve and see if that works though, thanks!...

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Re: Convert MPEG-2 / MPEG-4 > ProRes 422 LT (FCP7)
by Shane Ross in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
[Gordon Henry] "is there anywhere you think i may get the transfer plugin?" Nope. It was pulled from the web long ago. FCP 7 was discontinued 5 years ago, and companies don't support defunct software. Sorry Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def...

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Re: Element 3D OpenGL Error with AMD Gpu
by Cassius Marques in the Adobe After Effects Forum
If you're on a mac, VCP's site says E3D needs OSX 10.8 or higher. Cassius Marques www.zapfilmes.com...

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Re: Alpha Channel
by Dean Fisher in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
You've probably figured this out by now, but the answer is here: https://forums.creativecow.net/thread/3/971240 You need to uncheck "Composite in Linear Color" in Sequence Settings. It's checked by default for some reason. -- Dean Fisher...

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Re: i purchased this ssd 500gb is this good
by hanna dean in the Adobe After Effects Forum
so should i have this connected as interal drive always. also my pc can stay on more then 24 hours without shut downs so can that damage the drive...

7 hours ago   read more
Re: Converting video to 25fps on import and in timeline
by Shane Ross in the Avid Media Composer / Symphony Forum
The editor is right...the approach you are taking is flawed. You are converting 29.97 footage to 25fps when you import. That is the first bad step. Then you use that 25fps footage in a 29.97 project? You don't say this, so I am unsure. If so...that's also bad because then...

7 hours ago   read more
Re: Transcoding to DnxHD blah blah blah...
by Duke Sweden in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Starsky & Hutch, season 3, right!?! ;-) Don't worry, I'm not that much of a noob. I've heard the word lossy before. But I appreciate you worrying about my mental well being :-) Like I said, right now PPro is behaving wonderfully with my new workflow, but I know these...

7 hours ago   read more
File: Dashed Beam effect
by Cassius Marques in the COW - Files Forum
aep file A file using expressions to make a beam effect linked to two points be a dashed and animatable stroke. https://f1.creativecow.net/10057/dashed-beam-effect...

7 hours ago   read more
Re: New Script: Open Stills in Graphic Editor
by Graham Bernard in the Sony Vegas Forum
[Wayne Waag] "Just downloaded Corel X8 and I can confirm it doesn't work." But it DOES work with the ROSEBUD script - on both opening UP and finishing back to VP13. Does that help you? * Grazie Video Content Creator and Potter PC 7 64-bit 16gb * Intel® Core™i7-2600k Quad...

7 hours ago   read more
Re: Dotted, animated beam line
by Sean Kimber in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Unfortunately, I don't have the budget for that, but thanks....

7 hours ago   read more
Re: Transcoding to DnxHD blah blah blah...
by David Roth Weiss in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Duke, Don't let Alex's discussion of "lossy" compression upset that newbie head of yours... it's a technical term, not one that describes a visually apparent loss of quality. And, your eyes are just fine, there is no monitor at any cost that would be good enough to show you the...

7 hours ago   read more
Senior QA Engineer
by tom wong in the JOBS Offered - Higher Pay Forum
FotoKem, Inc. is looking for a Senior QA Engineer to join its production software development team, with a primary responsibility to test and deliver highly interactive desktop and mobile application solutions into enterprise-level production environments. JOB DESCRIPTION FotoKem is constantly developing robust cross-platform software to enable media management and delivery...

7 hours ago   read more
Re: Next set of videos is up
by Bill Davis in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
Bonus surprise waiting at the end of the Inverleigh video for derived metadata fans! New signature under construction and coming soon. Please stand by......

7 hours ago   read more
Re: New Script: Open Stills in Graphic Editor
by Wayne Waag in the Sony Vegas Forum
Graham, Just downloaded Corel X8 and I can confirm it doesn't work. I get error messages saying the file isn't there. I'm sure it has something to do with the way the command line parameter identifying the image's file path is defined. Another interesting thing--it reloads the application each time...

7 hours ago   read more
Avid 8.2-8.4 hanging for 30 minutes or more at "Initializing Media Streams Manager"
by Sean Campbell in the Avid Media Composer / Symphony Forum
Hi there! We have four "symphony" Avids and several "media composer" Avids running 8.2-8.4, and they all have the same issue now of booting for 30-45 minutes while hanging on "Initializing Media Streams Manager" for the bulk of the boot. Avid Force has two articles that both state that removing...

7 hours ago   read more
Re: New Script: Open Stills in Graphic Editor
by Graham Bernard in the Sony Vegas Forum
[Wayne Waag] " Upload one of your CR2 files since all I have is RW2 files from a Panasonic camera." My CR2 RAWS are around 12mb, way beyond COW limits. * Grazie Video Content Creator and Potter PC 7 64-bit 16gb * Intel® Core™i7-2600k Quad Core 3.40GHz * 2GB NVIDIA...

7 hours ago   read more
Re: Is anyone using Motion?
by Steve Connor in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Michael Hancock] "Cost is relative. If you're making $3,000 a month it's less than 3% of your take home pay. If you're monthly income is $700, it's more than 11%. " Maybe so but if you can pay for an asset that earns you money with just 11% of your...

7 hours ago   read more
Render at source resolution (6K) fail... any work arounds?
by Nat Jencks in the DaVinci Resolve Forum
Working on some red material (R3D) @ 6K. I'd like to render Prores at source resolution so that the editor can recreate all the moves since there are a lot of complicated moves/zooms/repos and extreme zooms that didn't translate well into resolve. But when I render at source resolution the...

8 hours ago   read more
SSD advise please!
by Damian Iovacchini in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Hello there! I'm planning on buying a 120g/240g ssd especifically for Adobe to handle cache files. Reason for this is because I think I have a really good notebook yet the processing time is far from real time (like 4fps with a couple of relatively simple effects). Specs are as...

8 hours ago   read more
Re: New Script: Open Stills in Graphic Editor
by Graham Bernard in the Sony Vegas Forum
[Wayne Waag] " So exactly what is the script NOT doing?" When I select the RAW on the Timeline and click on the Icon I get this: When I click OK I get Corel PSP X8 starts, with a warning about an update, which is a recent alert, and then...

8 hours ago   read more
Re: New Script: Open Stills in Graphic Editor
by Wayne Waag in the Sony Vegas Forum
Graham, Just tried raw images with Irfanview and it works fine. Irfanview requires download of a plug-in package to open camera raw images, but after that it works OK. Another thing. Upload one of your CR2 files since all I have is RW2 files from a Panasonic camera. That shouldn't...

8 hours ago   read more
Re: After Effects rendering trouble in preview?
by Liam Phillips in the Adobe After Effects basics Forum
Hello Foy Watson, You can disable OpenGL in CS5-down. However, this is not possible with CS6-onward. But there are ways to disable Advanced OpenGL, which might help you with any issues you are experiencing with if you are using never versions of After Effects. I suggest reading this thread on...

8 hours ago   read more
Re: Need "Look" Suggestion
by Glenn Sakatch in the DaVinci Resolve Forum
If you are thinking you should simply use a lut to color correct your show, then you are falling into the same trap that a lot of people who are new to Resolve are falling into. LUTS are not the solution to your color correction problems. Learn to use the...

8 hours ago   read more
Re: Dotted, animated beam line
by John Cuevas in the Adobe After Effects Forum
You could do this using shape layers and the BAO Mask Avenger 2 script, it's not inexpensive though. Johnny Cuevas, Editor ThinkCK "I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work,...

8 hours ago   read more
Re: Trim Beginning/End of Clip like in FCPX
by Christoph Heimer in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Wow, thanks, that's a nice compilation of Tips! This pretty much does what I want :) Thanks so much!...

8 hours ago   read more
Re: New Script: Open Stills in Graphic Editor
by Wayne Waag in the Sony Vegas Forum
Graham, As I've said in the notes, the only testing I've done is with Photoshop--the only editor I have. So exactly what is the script NOT doing? Does it open Corel X8 at all, for example? Does it work OK with JPGs, PSDs, etc? Or does it not work only...

9 hours ago   read more
Re: Transcoding to DnxHD blah blah blah...
by Alex Udell in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
I hear you Oliver.... like I said....it is Lossy....but negligible.... ProRes and DNX I don't think use a logic that can see that the input is already compressed.... the software host is just handing them an array of data. they MIGHT be smart enough to see that if the input...

9 hours ago   read more
Re: Files not linking properly
by Dave LaRonde in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Could the original clips have been spanned? Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA...

9 hours ago   read more
Re: Horizontal lines when I bounce out of Premiere into ProRes 422
by Dave LaRonde in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
I agree with Daniel -- you probably shot interlaced footage and exported as interlaced. The reason you don't see it in H.264 is that it is progressive only... but I don't know how they achieve that. It may be doing image quality no favors. Now, you CAN make a custom...

9 hours ago   read more
what the hell is going on with QT Player?
by Mike janowski in the Apple OS X Forum
As if it couldn't get much crappier, somehow it it. OS 10.9.5, QT Player 10.3. Seems to work the same way on my home system (OS 10.11, with whatever the most current release of QTP is...) I mean, come on. Apple creates a great little tool, "Quick View"...but when I...

9 hours ago   read more
Re: Weird frame rate when exporting in youtube setting from Premiere Pro CC 2015
by Dave LaRonde in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
What application do you use to determine that the frame rate is off? If it's Quicktime, don't trust it. Instead, import the exported file into After Effects and check. A real Import -- no cheating with Dynamic Link. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA...

9 hours ago   read more
Re: Trying to asynchronously Scale a circles outline
by Tudor "Ted" Jelescu in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Just like Walter I have a hard time visualizing what you're after - storyboard the animation and post it Tudor "Ted" Jelescu Senior VFX Artist...

9 hours ago   read more
Underwater Video With "Floating" White Balancе
by Paul Craddock in the Adobe After Effects Techniques Forum
I have this cut shot with GoPro with White Balance set to "Auto" (and without red-filter). https://vimeo.com/165295188 This a fast freediving ascent to surface from depth 60ft. So there are quick color changes from "almost no-reds" to "almost normal". GoPro (which was set to auto white balance) is dramatically changing...

9 hours ago   read more
Image: valencia-3.jpg
by Stefani Rice in the COW - Images Forum
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9 hours ago   read more
Re: not enough memory issue
by Ekpeti Chuks in the Cinema 4D Forum
Hello please am back again, I just upgraded my RAM to 12gb and still having this not enough memory issue. The project size is about 483mb. I have installed adobe after effect and I want to know if I can actually export my project work along side with the camera...

9 hours ago   read more
Image: mediastreamnotspecified2.jpg
by Graham Bernard in the COW - Images Forum
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9 hours ago   read more
Image: valencia-2.jpg
by Stefani Rice in the COW - Images Forum
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10 hours ago   read more
Image: valencia-1.jpg
by Stefani Rice in the COW - Images Forum
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10 hours ago   read more
Re: Flying with Batteries
by Jeremy Doyle in the Business & Marketing Forum
For the big batteries (101 to 160 watt hours) it is a 2 batteries per person limit, carry on only according to the FAA. However, it always depends on TSA agents at security. They don’t all seem to know the regulations or enforce them the same. I usually carry printed...

10 hours ago   read more
Re: Trying to asynchronously Scale a circles outline
by Kalle Kannisto in the Adobe After Effects Forum
If I understand the objective correctly, you could probably do it in the following fashion: 1) Create a straight line that thickens in a wedge shape and stays at that final size. Sort of like and elongated pencil outline. 2) Animate it in from outside the comp to the final...

10 hours ago   read more
Premiere crashing when adding new clip to timeline
by Pete Lewis in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
It seems to come and go. One day everything works fine. The next, I cannot add a video clip (and sometimes even an audio clip) to the timeline without Premiere locking up. I have to go into Task Manager to close it and try again. Sometimes I can add the...

10 hours ago   read more
Re: Masking question - link to file included
by Kalle Kannisto in the Adobe After Effects Forum
They both move in a wiggle fashion (kinda like following a path), with the difference that Ball action has options for rotation and twist. It doesn't look like they are using the same position wiggle formula, but the result is pretty similar. If you want a random placement on each...

10 hours ago   read more
Re: Add Card Dance Effect In Script
by Walter Soyka in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Assuming you have an object named "layer", this code will add Card Dance to it: layer.property("ADBE Effect Parade").addProperty("APC CardDanceCam"); Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link] Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting @keenlive [twitter] | RenderBreak [blog] | Profile [LinkedIn]...

10 hours ago   read more
Re: Next set of videos is up
by Noah Kadner in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
http://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/articles/1805-the-next-4-presentation-videos-from-the-fcp-exchange-event-at-nab-2016 Noah FCPWORKS - FCPX Workflow FCP Exchange - FCPX Workshops...

10 hours ago   read more
Re: Trying to asynchronously Scale a circles outline
by Walter Soyka in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Could you share a couple of quick sketches that visually show the progression you want? Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link] Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting @keenlive [twitter] | RenderBreak [blog] | Profile [LinkedIn]...

10 hours ago   read more
Re: i purchased this ssd 500gb is this good
by Walter Soyka in the Adobe After Effects Forum
The cache drive benefits from the fastest possible connection. This is usually internal. Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link] Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting @keenlive [twitter] | RenderBreak [blog] | Profile [LinkedIn]...

10 hours ago   read more
Re: Element 3D OpenGL Error with AMD Gpu
by Walter Soyka in the Adobe After Effects Forum
Are you up-to-date on Element 3D? Is Preferences > Display > "Hardware accelerate composition, layer and footage panels" checked or unchecked? Does toggling it and relaunching make a difference? Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link] Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting @keenlive [twitter] |...

10 hours ago   read more
Re: Blog: Day Three: Editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5
by walter biscardi in the COW - Blogs Forum
[Scott Witthaus] "This is good strategy. My question to them would be, does it make sense to be one product? How many editors are true colorists? Does an editor need a full-blown color corrector?" Yes, they do. Color correction is a major facet of any freelance editor's arsenal today and...

10 hours ago   read more
Re: Transcoding to DnxHD blah blah blah...
by Duke Sweden in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
I've only just started transcoding to DNxHD from h264. To my eyes, which are very bad, I see no degradation, no banding, etc. In fact if I open the transcoded file in the program monitor and the original .MOV file in the source monitor I see absolutely no difference. There's...

10 hours ago   read more
Re: Horizontal lines when I bounce out of Premiere into ProRes 422
by Daniel Waldron in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Could you give more specific export settings and post a screenshot of these horizontal lines? It sounds like you may be exporting interlaced video?...

11 hours ago   read more
Re: Blog: Day Three: Editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5
by Scott Witthaus in the COW - Blogs Forum
[walter biscardi] " I had a long talk with Alexis Van Hurkman the other day and he said the biggest arguments whenever he and the engineers sit together is what is TRULY useful to the editor and colorist? There are thousands of features they "could" add, but Alexis tries to...

11 hours ago   read more
Re: Is anyone using Motion?
by Michael Hancock in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Robin S. Kurz] "And really... a measly $79 (if that were the case) for THAT powerful of an app? That's a problem? Seriously? " Cost is relative. If you're making $3,000 a month it's less than 3% of your take home pay. If you're monthly income is $700, it's more...

11 hours ago   read more
Re: Missing bin lock icon and file
by Junee Lim in the Avid Media Composer / Symphony Forum
We are using a DDP system for our storage. All our projects being stored and worked off from the DDP. How do I go about upgrading the software?...

11 hours ago   read more
Button transitions on to main menu
by Carl Endres in the Adobe Encore DVD Forum
I would like the following to occur, but not quite sure how best to do it. I am using encore cs5.5 1) When loading the DVD the first thing you see is the main menu which is a static image. 2) Then after a few seconds my button transitions on...

11 hours ago   read more
monitors for DSLR
by Suzin Daly in the Cinematography Forum
I am looking at getting a monitor for Canon Mark 5D III. If possible a monitor that might have a HDMI as well. I do mostly still and some video work....

11 hours ago   read more
Re: Missing bin lock icon and file
by John Pale in the Avid Media Composer / Symphony Forum
Sounds like you may have updated MC but did not upgrade software on your Unity/ISIS?...

11 hours ago   read more
Re: Is anyone using Motion?
by John Rofrano in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
I just checked and the iTunes stores still shows $49.99 for me. Maybe there is a currency conversion happening depending on your location as Robin said. It's the deal of the century at anything less than $100 if you consider the power that Motion brings. ~jr www.johnrofrano.com www.vasstsoftware.com...

12 hours ago   read more
Re: Trim Beginning/End of Clip like in FCPX
by Christoph Heimer in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
The longer I think about this problem, I think it's not possibe in Premiere because of the way how the timeline works....

12 hours ago   read more
Re: Trim Beginning/End of Clip like in FCPX
by Christoph Heimer in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Sorry, I was responding to Alex Udell's Post.....

12 hours ago   read more
Re: Trim Beginning/End of Clip like in FCPX
by Oliver Peters in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
[Christoph Heimer] "Hmmm, I don't quite get what you mean *confused* " Who are you responding to? Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com...

12 hours ago   read more
Blank Source File Column
by Scott Burgess in the Avid Media Composer / Symphony Forum
So I accidentally forgot to copy my source file names before renaming clips for syncing and ordering. Now I need to refer back to them however the Source File column is coming up as blank, as is the Source Path which is a bit worrying. I transcoded all of the...

12 hours ago   read more
Re: Transcoding to DnxHD blah blah blah...
by Oliver Peters in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
In this case "lossy" is relative. DNX and ProRes are lossy relative to an uncompressed source. I don't think you can really consider them lossy when the source is already significantly more compressed than the target. Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com...

12 hours ago   read more
Re: Trim Beginning/End of Clip like in FCPX
by Christoph Heimer in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Hmmm, I don't quite get what you mean *confused*...

12 hours ago   read more
Re: Blog: Day Three: Editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5
by walter biscardi in the COW - Blogs Forum
[Daniel Frome] "Resolve 12.5 is the first NLE that I've seen old Avid die-hards, Premiere and FCPX users, all sing its praises. They must be doing something right. " Well the ability to start from scratch and look at what everyone else is doing certainly does help. I had a...

12 hours ago   read more
Need "Look" Suggestion
by Rakib Uddin Rana in the DaVinci Resolve Forum
Need helps from experts. Can any one tell plz, which LUT is used for the LOOK of following grade. If there is no LUT applied, then how can i achieve this LOOK. Thanks in advance....

12 hours ago   read more
Re: Blog: Day Three: Editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5
by walter biscardi in the COW - Blogs Forum
[Scott Witthaus] "I am hoping the round-trip with X gets better and better as Resolve evolves. For my workflow, that's where Resolve is most important." Resolve 12.5 added a Dynamic Zoom feature specifically to carry the "Ken Burns Effect" from X seamlessly over to Resolve. I guess that's been a...

12 hours ago   read more
Re: Transcoding to DnxHD blah blah blah...
by Alex Udell in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Hi Duke... you guys might correct me.... H264 does compression across groups of frames. That's why the file size is significantly smaller. But it takes the computer more effort to display those frames, because it has to read across the groups to do the reconstruction for display. DNX flavors only...

12 hours ago   read more
Re: Trim Beginning/End of Clip like in FCPX
by Alex Udell in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
Hi... wouldn't we be doing an extend edit here? Extend works head or tail, on multiple tracks, and ripple depends on the trim mode you're in with you extend (which you can cycle thru with the keyboard) Extend can lengthen or shorten. Alex Udell Editing, Motion Graphics, and Visual FX...

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