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Ben Mullins

Member Since:
April 30th 2007
177 Posts
100 posts
Version issues
by Chris Pettit 2 months ago
From the Adobe FB page: Benjamin Bernard I just don't understand.... there was no CC 2013 My applications folder is a mess and i have to re-install all my plugins... I feel lied too... The main sales
Re: The Elephant In The Room
by Ben Mullins 2 months ago
No I can see your point, it's just quite an over-reaction that's all.
Cancellation of CC subscription
by Hans Swets 5 months ago
Early January I posted that I would cancel my subscription in April. I was not clear whether there is a deadline to avoid automatic renewal. So, I had a chat with "Jim" in customer service You are now
Re: Cancellation of CC subscription
by Ben Mullins 5 months ago
It's not that I think the process to cancel your CC subscription is particularly difficult, it's just unnecessary. Why isn't there a button to click on their website under your account settings that d
Cancelled My CC Subscription Today
by Ben Mullins 6 months ago
I took the original CC subscription out last April and being an educational customer I had to sign on for the 1 year contract. Despite how much I love the Adobe suite I just don't agree with the curre
Re: Cancelled My CC Subscription Today
by Ben Mullins 6 months ago
I agree with the fact that as you progress you learn the fundamental concepts of editing which as you rightly say are transferable to any NLE, however I think when students first start out they find i
Prores Export on Win as easy as on Mac. Simply hit export.
by Frank Gothmann 6 months ago
Out of any NLE or app that can export QT (Premiere, Vegas, Edius, whatever). Great time saver for me. http: www.miraizon.com products codecsoverview.html ------ "You also agree that you will not use t
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Shawn Miller liked this 6 months ago
Re: Prores Export on Win as easy as on Mac. Simply hit export.
by Ben Mullins 6 months ago
Walter Soyka The official, free Avid DNxHD QuickTime codec is pretty ghastly -- it's prone to weird artifacting in highlights at 10b Thanks Walter, I've been exporting DNxHD and getting lots of green
what are you hearing these days?
by Pam Picard 6 months ago
I just thought it might be interesting to do a checkpoint and see what people are hearing re: FCPX in the production world. I myself hear a mix, many people (especially longtime editors that I have wo
Re: what are you hearing these days?
by Ben Mullins 6 months ago
I use PPro CC, MC7, and a little bit of X. They all have their upsides (love Keywords in X) and I can happily use any of them, however Premiere is definitely my favourite. If Adobe hadn't jumped us al
Avid delisted from NASDAQ
by Franz Bieberkopf 6 months ago
"Avid (Nasdaq:AVID) announced that as expected, it received a notification letter from NASDAQ on February 21, 2014 indicating that the NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Hearings Panel had determined to de
Re: Avid delisted from NASDAQ
by Ben Mullins 6 months ago
Thanks Craig, amidst the uncertainly within the NLE market it's interesting to see where Media Composer might go. Like you say, pure speculation, but I always wondered why some aspects of it just neve
8 core or 12 core?
by Jeremy Garchow 7 months ago
FCPX Adobe CC Color Grading Transcoding (encoding) FCS3 ( http: youtu.be oHg5SJYRHA0 ) What do you buy Why is this so confusing More but slower processors, or less but faster processors I just want th
Re: 8 core or 12 core?
by Ben Mullins 6 months ago
Ah OK, thanks Erik.
30th Anniversary of Mac film shot entirely on iPhones
by Steve Connor 7 months ago
http: www.apple.com 30-years 1-24-14-film #video-1242014-film But was it edited on FCPX Steve Connor There's nothing we can't argue about on the FCPX COW Forum
Re: 30th Anniversary of Mac film shot entirely on iPhones
by Ben Mullins 7 months ago
There's a clip around 1 minute in with a Japanese guy that looks like he's controlling little hovering helicopter things through his body movement. I'd love to know more about that.
Problem Importing P2 Footage Into 10.1
by Ben Mullins 7 months ago
Hi, When I go to import P2 media (from a folder on my RAID drive with all card data intact) FCP 10.1 is copying all the media to my Event, even though I have 'Leave Files In Place' checked under the M
Re: Problem Importing P2 Footage Into 10.1
by Ben Mullins 7 months ago
OK, thanks Jeremy, much appreciated.
Dave Dugdale fun NLE survey
by Lance Bachelder 7 months ago
Informal survey but pretty interesting results: http: www.youtube.com watch v=5zgdYW6rh3o Lance Bachelder Writer, Editor, Director Downtown Long Beach, California http: www.imdb.com name nm1680680 ref
Re: Dave Dugdale fun NLE survey
by Ben Mullins 7 months ago
Andrew Kimery Once the products hits store shelves it's locked. It is what it is. A new version will come out and users can either pay to upgrade or not pay and keep using what they already have. Not
Thoughts on cancelling the CC subscription
by Hans Swets 7 months ago
I have owned Adobe products, for many years, starting with Premiere 5.1 up to Adobe Production Premium-CS6. I signed up for the CC subscription in May 2013, at the promotional rate of $19.99 per month
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Jim Wiseman liked this 7 months ago
Re: Thoughts on cancelling the CC subscription
by Ben Mullins 7 months ago
Hi Dennis, Nobody has any issues with you personally, what you're seeing is people's frustration with a delivery method which they just dont agree with. And that frustration has mounted due to general
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Perfect circle with centered anchor point
by Michael Patten 4 years ago
What is the best way to create a perfect circle shape layer with the anchor point in the center using AE CS3 Is there any way to automatically center the anchor point
Re: Perfect circle with centered anchor point
by Ben Mullins 8 months ago
Thank you! Simple tip but very rewarding!
Volvo Van Damme Split - Fake or Real
by Rob Grauert 9 months ago
I can't tell if this is real or if they faked it. The more I look at it, the more it seems faked. What do you guys think https: www.youtube.com watch v=M7FIvfx5J10 Rob Grauert, Jr. www.robgrauert.com
Re: Volvo Van Damme Split - Fake or Real
by Ben Mullins 9 months ago
Yeah I've read a couple of articles where Volvo claim the stunt is real and JCVD was attached to safety wires to ensure he wouldn't fall, with small platforms mounted on the two mirrors to assist with
Are there any plugins that can do a "writing" text effect automatically?
by David Ghast 4 years ago
I know it can be done with 'stroke' and bezier curves manually, but i have alot of text to do.
Re: Are there any plugins that can do a "writing" text effect automatically?
by Ben Mullins 9 months ago
Robert - This has just saved me an absolute mass of time! Looks just as good as the Write On effect in my opinion (although I suppose it depends on what you're doing exactly). Thank you!
The FCP-X 10.1.0 nexus?
by Bill Davis 9 months ago
Was referred earlier today to a very interesting "X archeology" piece that Alex4D has up - that dug deeply into the code in the latest Rev of iMovie looking for hints about what the new FCP-X might fe
Re: The FCP-X 10.1.0 nexus?
by Ben Mullins 9 months ago
I assumed that the import iMovie option was to further encourage the transition to X for the more consumer enthusiast type customers, so they can still open the projects they started in iMovie even af
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Honestly, who cares?
by Julian Bowman 9 months ago
Who cares, 1) Honestly, who, of sound mind and a general sense of peace within themselves, genuinely cares a single iota what anybody else thinks of the software they use Does my choosing of FCPX make
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Alan Okey liked this 9 months ago
Re: Honestly, who cares?
by Steve Connor 9 months ago
Nicholas Kleczewski "Unfortunately the people doing most of the real work out there, just don't have time for the lunacy, so we for the most part sit back and smile with slight repressed sadness and
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Ben Mullins liked this 9 months ago
'Color Space' Metadata Field In Premiere CC?
by Ben Mullins 10 months ago
Hi, In Media Composer there is a metadata field that shows the color space of your imported (or AMA linked) video clips. Is there a Premiere CC equivalent as I can't seem to find one If not is there a
Re: 'Color Space' Metadata Field In Premiere CC?
by Ben Mullins 10 months ago
Hi Walter, Thank you for the response. Could you just clarify what you mean by 'As long as the clips originate in the same space as your output...' Thanks, Ben.
Premiere CC Canon 5D Workflow
by Ben Mullins 10 months ago
Hi, Can anyone suggest the best workflow (to retain quality) for editing Canon 5D files in Premiere Pro CC Currently I'm taking the files I have been given from the camera and just importing them dire
Re: Premiere CC Canon 5D Workflow
by Ben Mullins 10 months ago
Hi Warren, Unfortunately I don't have any control over this production, I just have to deal with the footage I've been given. I agree completely though, lighting is the key to image quality pretty muc
Composite In Linear Color Setting
by Ben Mullins 11 months ago
Hi, In the Sequence Settings (in PPr CC) there is an option to select 'composite in linear color' - what does this do and should it be checked by default or does it depend on the footage you're editin
Re: Composite In Linear Color Setting
by Ben Mullins 11 months ago
Hi, Thank you Walter, that explains it very well. I had no idea it was such a contentious issue! And thank you for the presets, they'll come in very handy. I use GPU acceleration as default so I guess
Why is Larry Jordan making up stories?
by Aindreas Gallagher 11 months ago
At the supermeet in Amsterdam, Jordan went to great lengths to talk about how how wasn't proselytizing for any one piece of software, and then went on to completely mis-characterise FCPX's role in the
Re: Why is Larry Jordan making up stories?
by Ben Mullins 11 months ago
I've always liked Larry Jordan, I think he's an excellent trainer. I saw him speak at the supermeet in London when FCPX was first released and I've spent the last 6 or 7 years reading his newsletters
Connecting Edit Suites
by Ben Mullins 1 year ago
Hi, I'm looking for some advice on sharing footage between edit suites. I have 2 suites (both Premiere Pro CS6 running on Mac OSX Mountain Lion) which can currently share files with each other via the
Re: Connecting Edit Suites
by Ben Mullins 1 year ago
Thanks again for all the advice, I'm looking to complete my setup later in the year so I'll post again to let people know how in went, in case my experience is of any use to anyone else! Cheers!
Custom online PC recommendations
by Ben Mullins 1 year ago
Hi, I'm looking to purchase a new PC having decided to move from Macs (for video editing) and was wondering if anyone can recommend a good online seller Thanks, Ben.
Re: Custom online PC recommendations
by Ben Mullins 1 year ago
Thank you for the suggestions. I will be purchasing a custom built PC from http: www.computerplanet.co.uk with the following specs - Computer Case : 1 x Fractal Design Define R4 - Black CPU : 1 x Inte
Why Does Higher Frame Rate Mean Smaller Frame Size?
by Ben Mullins 1 year ago
Hi, On some cameras (not all) when you select a higher frame rate, such as 50fps, the frame size is cropped down from 1080 to 720. Any ideas why Thanks, Ben.
Re: Why Does Higher Frame Rate Mean Smaller Frame Size?
by Ben Mullins 1 year ago
Hi, Thank you all for your responses. My main reason for shooting at 50fps is as Shane says for slow motion. I use a Panasonic GH3 which allows 1080p 50 fps but reduces the data rate from 72Mbps to 50
What are these AV1, AV2 files?
by Kevin C. 7 years ago
My editor finally sent me back my project, 3 QT files, run about 10 minutes each. But below each of these are clips AV1 & AV2. I asked my editor what these are and says he sometimes gets them, but doe
Re: What are these AV1, AV2 files?
by Ben Mullins 2 years ago
Excellent, thank you this fixed the issue for me. In case you can't open the link or it expires - Open System Settings and under the Scratch Disks tab make sure that at the bottom Limit Capture Export
Graphics Card Compatibility
by Ben Mullins 2 years ago
Hi, Does anyone know if a Radeon HD 7950 3GB graphics card will work in a 2012 Mac Pro Thanks, Ben.
Best Way To Connect Two MacPro's To One Drive
by Ben Mullins 2 years ago
Hi, I'm running two MacPro-based edit suites and up until now I have not needed them to be connected to each other in any way, however this has changed and I would like to know the best way to do so.
Re: Best Way To Connect Two MacPro's To One Drive
by Ben Mullins 2 years ago
Thanks Shane, I have received the same advice from other sources too so I shall set this up. Thanks again, it's a big help. Ben.
Best Way To Connect Two MacPro's To One Drive
by Ben Mullins 2 years ago
Hi, I'm running two MacPro-based edit suites and up until now I have not needed them to be connected to each other in any way, however this has changed and I would like to know the best way to do so.
Re: Best Way To Connect Two MacPro's To One Drive
by Ben Mullins 2 years ago
Hi Bob, Thank you for the response, I shall look in to setting this up and if I have any more questions I will get in touch! Thanks again, it's a big help. Ben.
Storyboard Software
by Ben Mullins 2 years ago
Hi, Can anyone recommend any storyboarding software for the Mac platform Thanks, Ben.
Re: Storyboard Software
by Tony Brittan 2 years ago
If you've got an iPad or iPhone, you should check out Cinemek Storyboard app!
Adobe Media Encoder Won't Import ProRes HQ Quicktimes
by Ben Mullins 3 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to import ProRes HQ 1920x1080 25fps Quicktime files into Adobe Media Encoder and it just brings up a dialogue saying the format is not supported. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong I've tri
Exports Coming Out With A Heavy Black Tone
by Ben Mullins 3 years ago
Hi, All my exports are coming out from Sorenson Squeeze 8 with the blacks crushed way further than the file I'm bringing in. As well as this it seems to take ages to encode anything. I'm coming from C
Re: Exports Coming Out With A Heavy Black Tone
by William Caulfield 3 years ago
Probably too simple an answer, but do you have a "black restore" on the profile It seems to be default in some codecs. William Caulfield Video Encoding Manager http: metroencoding.com
Video: Ben Mullins Editing Showreel
by Ben Mullins 3 years ago
Ben Mullins Editing Showreel Post Production editing showreel. I use FCP 7 & X, Media Composer & Premiere Pro. To view more of my work please visit my website http: bdmullins.wix.com editor I'm availa
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David Valentine liked this 2 years ago
H264 Sluggish Playback
by Ben Mullins 3 years ago
Hi, I'm having a problem when playing H264 files back in Quicktime 7 on a PacPro (3GHz Quad, 5GB RAM). They look slightly sluggish and the audio appears very slightly out of sync. When played in VLC t
Re: H264 Sluggish Playback
by Ben Mullins 3 years ago
Yes, Quicktime 7 Pro. I've tried encoding at the smallest bitrate I can without losing quality but it doesn't make any difference.
Another Call For Davinci Resolve Tutorials
by Ben Mullins 3 years ago
Hi, I've read a couple of posts on different forums (including this one) asking for Davinci Resolve 8 tutorials and no-one ever seems to respond. The only ones I've found are the FXPHD tutorials which
Re: Another Call For Davinci Resolve Tutorials
by Dan Mavric 3 years ago
Resolve Light FREE!...Maybe Color correction is no good without SCOPES - therefore, to get anything useful from Resolve Light you need to buy - Pocket UltraScope @ $595. Currently the Blackmagic site
Working Remotely, Any Advice?
by Ben Mullins 3 years ago
Hi, I work as the sole in-house editor for a University based in London, cutting all the uni's corporate material (course promos, guest lecturers, events etc). As of next month I will be working remot
Re: Working Remotely, Any Advice?
by Ben Mullins 3 years ago
Steve Cohen What about Remote Desktop Remotely logging into the MAC at the University and controlling that from your home computer. Thanks for the suggestion Steve, I had not thought of that. I will g
Purchasing Templates
by Ben Mullins 4 years ago
Hi, Can anyone recommend the best place on-line to purchase high quality professional Motion templates that can be used in FCP Sports related ones would be preferable although any really slick broadca
Re: Purchasing Templates
by Stephen Smith 4 years ago
Heres some more: http: www.finalcutprotemplates.com http: finalcutking.com Video_Training Templates.html Stephen Smith
NSMOV Files
by Ben Mullins 5 years ago
Hi, Has anyone come across '.nsmov' files before I've been asked to convert some into a more flexible format such as .mpeg. Quicktime Pro does not recognise them as movie files, nor does Compressor. C
Re: NSMOV Files
by Craig Seeman 5 years ago
I think they may be from an Aiptek camera. http: www.aiptek.com See if they have a utility for conversion on their site. If not Aiptek (may be an older model) I believe it comes from some sort of chea
Export Problem
by Ben Mullins 5 years ago
Hi, Whenever I render out a composition from AE 8.0 (MAC) the resulting Quicktime is always much darker than the original footage. I never apply any colour grade or effects which might do this so I wa
Re: Export Problem
by Todd Kopriva 5 years ago
There are some well-known issues with gamma in QuickTime Player. See this page for more information. For ProRes footage specifically, see this post. As with all such questions about getting consistent
MPEG2 Encoding
by Ben Mullins 5 years ago
Hi, Can anyone recommend the best MPEG2 encoding software for a Mac The resulting files are for burning to DVD. I currently use Compressor, with the following settings: DVD:Best Quality 90 minutes Vid
Re: MPEG2 Encoding
by Ben Mullins 5 years ago
Thank you for the advice. Michael: When you say I have killed the power of m2v encoding do you mean that changing the GOP settings as I did would not result in a better quality image, only a larger fi
Tutorial DVD's
by Ben Mullins 5 years ago
Hi, Can anyone recommend a set of tutorial DVD's for After Effects CS3 Preferably UK based. I am a beginner if that makes any difference. Thank you, Ben.
Re: Tutorial DVD's
by Jon Geddes 5 years ago
I agree with what the others have mentioned. For people who use my Pro Motion Menu Kit products, and want to learn more about After Effects, I strongly recommend to them to watch Video Copilot's Basic
DVDSP4 Templates
by Ben Mullins 6 years ago
Hi guys, Does anyone know where I can obtain Menu templates for DVD Studio Pro 4 The higher the quality the better. Specifically, I am looking for a template which features reflections (of drop zones
Re: DVDSP4 Templates
by Julian Bowman 6 years ago
yep, i'd like to know too. Seems that no one is making them. shame.
Enthusiastic Render Attempt
by Ben Mullins 7 years ago
Hi guys, I went to render a 10 minute short film in Color and discovered that for approx 10 shots Color was attempting to render the entire source tape rather than just the clip that I had imported. T
Calibration
by Ben Mullins 7 years ago
What kind of monitor gives the most accurate display for playback on a regular television set and what steps should I take to calibrate it Are there any websites which could help me Any advice will be
Re: Calibration
by Ben Mullins 7 years ago
I'm coloring HD. I know it's not a very specific question but the reason I ask is that I recently graded a short film (HD) using a 19inch Apple monitor. The grade looked the same on the Sony HD TV set
DVD & DVD ROM on one disc
by Ben Mullins 7 years ago
Hi, I'm creating an interactive DVD to be used as a teaching tool in classrooms. It contains two short films which will pause in certain places to allow the children to fill in worksheets which will a
Re: DVD & DVD ROM on one disc
by Bouke Vahl 7 years ago
Check out the 'dvd rom' button in the disc inspector. You can add any content there. Or, just add something with Toast next to the Video and Audio_TS direcories (but do not put stuff in there!) Bouke
Basic Opperations
by Ben Mullins 7 years ago
I've been reading through a lot of the discussions going on right now and apart from some export issues with DVCPROHD I don't seem to be fairing too badly (touch wood). However I was wondering if ther
Re: Basic Opperations
by Ben Mullins 7 years ago
Thanks guys.
Why is Motion sooo slow now I have upgraded?
by head_ed 7 years ago
I upgraded to FCP Studio 2 last week, and whilst I love the new features of Motion 3, my renders have gone from almost real time to 2 HOURS for a 30 second piece (in SD mode) Is anyone else experienci
Re: Why is Motion sooo slow now I have upgraded?
by Ben Mullins 7 years ago
Hi, I also have a huge problem with Motion in that there is almost none when it comes to navigating around the interface, let alone rendering. Simply scrubbing through footage on the timeline stalls t


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