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Mark Raudonis

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Deeply involved in post production of "reality TV" shows.
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The 3rd FCP X Virtual Users Group Show - indexed.
by Bill Davis 1 week ago
For anyone who missed it, here's a link to the Sept 9th Final Cut Pro Virtual Users Group Webcast via the hazu site system - that lets you jump around to questions or topics that might specifically in
Re: The 3rd FCP X Virtual Users Group Show - indexed.
by Mark Raudonis 1 week ago
Bill, The Hazu timeline is great! What's that "tracking line" that goes through the entire timeline What is it tracking Number of clicks What Enjoyed the show. mark
The Question - An Update On My Choices In NLEs
by Franz Bieberkopf 3 weeks ago
There have been a few (very few) updates from some participants on where they stand on the "post-revolutionary" landscape and choosing the NLE that they work in. I thought I would add my own brief con
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Re: The Question - An Update On My Choices In NLEs
by Mark Raudonis 3 weeks ago
Richard Herd "Are they putting clauses in the contract that say: here is the footage. Deliver an Avid project file. I" Yes, that is EXACTLY what can happen. Look at some of the delivery requirements
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UK NLE Survey
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
Interesting UK survey among production company execs. http: www.televisual.com read-reports-surveys 31 257 The-top-editing-compositing-and-grading-systems.html Clearly they haven't been listening to A
Re: UK NLE Survey
by Mark Raudonis 1 month ago
Rather than focus on the "math" perhaps we should focus on the take away from this survey, which is that in the large project, shared workflow environment, AVID still rules. The people polled for this
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you have to feel for the editor sometimes .....
by Craig RussillRoy 2 months ago
Somedays you get that feeling deep, deep down of opps http: www.abc.net.au mediawatch transcripts s4060704.htm FCP 7 FCPX 10 3 x 4TB Thunderbolt R4 VC100 6 x 2D teranes 2D 4 x BMD Express 3 x ioXT Mic
Re: you have to feel for the editor sometimes .....
by Mark Raudonis 2 months ago
Cautionary tale here: Don't misspell the exec producer's name in the credits! Not a good career move!
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Sharknado 2 edited on.....(drumroll) Premiere Pro CC
by Andy Field 2 months ago
http: provideocoalition.com ssimmons story sharknado-2-and-vashis-premiere-pro-editorial-workflow
Re: Sharknado 2 edited on.....(drumroll) Premiere Pro CC
by Mark Raudonis 2 months ago
Lance, I guess you're right. I'm sure that X has plenty of retro FX plugin they could have used. "Sawtooth" wipes perhaps And imagine the keyword possibilities! How many different words can you use to
The stories we no longer need to miss because Hollywood misses them
by Bill Davis 4 months ago
Somebody posted a link to this on Reddit calling it an "awesome" video. On review, I agree. I think in the future of the craft of video storytelling is going to be just fine. Enjoy. http: youtu.be L0D
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Re: The stories we no longer need to miss because Hollywood misses them
by Mark Raudonis 4 months ago
That was WONDERFUL! Thanks for calling attention to it.
Audio editing in FCPX
by TImothy Auld 4 months ago
OK, I just said in another post that dialogue editing in FCPX is like wrestling a bull to the ground by its balls. And I got no push back. I am seriously worried about the mental and physical health o
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Re: Audio editing in FCPX
by Mark Raudonis 4 months ago
Andreas, Help me out here. Am I supposed to be the crocodile, the plover, or the wildebeest I think I relate mostly to the person who wrote this "Story". The writer takes a dwindling mud puddle and tu
Hi-End Pro's still hangin' on to 7...
by Lance Bachelder 4 months ago
Cool article and video: http: www.fastcocreate.com 3030427 how-to-create-a-potent-preview-from-dawn-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-trailer-editor Lance Bachelder Writer, Editor, Director Downtown Long Beac
Re: Hi-End Pro's still hangin' on to 7...
by Mark Raudonis 4 months ago
Inertia. The laws of physics also apply to the actions of humans. An NLE in place tends to stay in place!
Slow Approving Clients
by Greg Ball 4 months ago
Hi everyone, I always provide my clients with a detailed proposal and contract. We require a deposit up front that covers our costs, and the balance is due at the end, before delivery. Recently I've h
Re: Slow Approving Clients
by Mark Raudonis 4 months ago
Most networks will specify in their contract "X" amount of days to deliberate on a cut. Typically this is from 2-4 days. If they do NOT get back to us with in that timeframe, then we have the right to
Think NLE or Camera maters? Watch this
by Andy Field 4 months ago
Bentley commercial. Shot on iphone. Edited on iPad . http: www.cultofmac.com 279385 bentleys-latest-ad-shot-iphone-5s-edited-ipad-air
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Re: Think NLE or Camera maters? Watch this
by Mark Raudonis 4 months ago
I applaud the creator, NOT the critic.
Blog: Saying goodbye to a very special friend
by Steve Modica 5 months ago
Yesterday, I had to say goodbye to my dog Pete. He's been with me for almost 10 years and helped me raise my kids, chase all the deer away, and keep my house safe from squirrels and mailmen. He starte
Re: Blog: Saying goodbye to a very special friend
by Mark Raudonis 5 months ago
Steve, Sounds like Pete was a special dog! Sorry for your loss. We do get quite attached to our canine friends, and it does hurt when they pass. Thinking good thoughts for you. Mark
NAS Video Storage and Access
by Michael Britt 5 months ago
I will be upgrading my high school editing lab over the summer and need some advice on increasing speed to my NAS. I currently have 30 iMacs, Mid '07 models, along with a 27" iMac for high end editing
Re: NAS Video Storage and Access
by Mark Raudonis 5 months ago
Mr. Zelin Speaks the truth!
Question about shooting in public locations with or without a tripod.
by Stephen Pickering 5 months ago
Hi there, I have a friend who would like to shoot some footage of some park city scenery (not a busy street, train tracks, government building, etc). We won't be filming anyone specifically (the publi
Re: Question about shooting in public locations with or without a tripod.
by Mark Raudonis 5 months ago
But in DC, there are some specific locations around the capitol, whitehouse etc. that are "permit free" zones that the network use on a daily basis for the classic stand ups. Find those and your good
Incrementing camera "reel numbers"… possible?
by Mark Raudonis 5 months ago
We shoot massive amounts of Xdcam discs, and one of the "WISH FOR" items is the ability for the camera (F800, F900 or any camera for that matter) to automatically "increment" a tape name. For example:
Re: Incrementing camera "reel numbers"… possible?
by Michael Sanders 3 months ago
But please please please make it so.. I've never understood why its not! Michael Sanders London Based DP Editor
Blog: #8 Welcome to the Low End
by John Davidson 5 months ago
Hi everyone. It's been over a year since we last made one of these walk through videos. There are many reasons we took so long. The first is that we've been too dang busy. The second is that it's pret
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Re: Blog: #8 Welcome to the Low End
by Mark Raudonis 5 months ago
John, I really enjoyed BOTH your finished piece and the "How you did it" explanation. Very informative. Now, excuse me while I go find something to eat! I'm hungry! Mark
(Business advice) How long it takes to edit a 52 minute doc
by Edward Harby 5 months ago
Hey guys, You all have been very helpful in the technical realm but I need some business advice. I've never edited a 52 minute doc before and have been asked by a producer to one. He's new as a produc
Re: (Business advice) How long it takes to edit a 52 minute doc
by Mark Raudonis 5 months ago
Edward, First of all, I agree with everything that Shane said. It's AT LEAST double!!! Let's say six weeks. Here's something else to consider. WHO determines when it's done or locked Is this project b
Hey BOB Zelin! NAB this year???
by Mark Raudonis 6 months ago
Dear Mr. Zelin, It's tradition during every NAB to meet up with you and your merry band of pirates at the Hard Rock Cafe. I've not heard anything about this year's bacchanal, and I fear that the tradi
Re: Hey BOB Zelin! NAB this year???
by Mark Raudonis 6 months ago
Ah, c'est la vie! I'll see you somewhere in the miles of aisles. mark
How to contact someone directly?
by Mark Raudonis 6 months ago
Occasionally someone will post a brilliant comment that I'd like to follow up on privately. Is there anyway that I can send the poster a private email I know that some forums have that feature, but I
Re: How to contact someone directly?
by Abraham Chaffin 6 months ago
Hello Mark, This is intentional. This sort of feature would end up being abused, so we have decided to keep conversations open. However, you can converse on a user's profile page, if you are COW frien
Multicam editing in FCP X - without multi-clips
by Tom Watson 7 months ago
Hello all, I tend to cut music concerts, sometimes with up to 40 50 cameras but don't use multi-clips. I prefer to stack the angles and make selections of each creating a rather large piano roll. It's
Re: Multicam editing in FCP X - without multi-clips
by Mark Raudonis 7 months ago
Whaaaa Multi cam in FCP X is the BEST feature of the entire program! Learn it. Use it. Enjoy it.
How old of a computer is to old? for Build your own affordable SAN -- that works!
by Paul Watton 7 months ago
Hey everyone. I am looking to try building this "Build your own affordable SAN -- that works!" http: library.creativecow.net zelin_bob build_your_own_san 1 We only have 2 workstations at the moment, e
Re: How old of a computer is to old? for Build your own affordable SAN -- that works!
by Mark Raudonis 7 months ago
Bob Zelin "I try to figure out songs from the Who, etc. on the guitar." Mr. Zelin, May I suggest this: http: en.wikipedia.org wiki List_of_chord_progressions and of course a doobie!
Buy a Small Tree or Hire a a Avid ISIS
by Bill Jones 8 months ago
I have a film starting in the next couple of months and I was looking at option for my edit room. I will have 1 editor and 2 assistants working on Avid MC and I will buy 3 three iMac and use a thunder
Re: Buy a Small Tree or Hire a a Avid ISIS
by Mark Raudonis 8 months ago
Bill, This is more of an economical question than a technical one. The rented ISIS would presumably come with tech support and would give you the confidence of a smooth end user experience. THe "purch
Let's play "Bid This Crazy Edit Job" Give me your hypothetical price?
by Karen McCrocklin 8 months ago
Just for fun, here's an edit job that I'm currently working on. I'm dying to know what any editors out there would quote for the job. After working on this for months I am fantasizing about the bill t
Re: Let's play "Bid This Crazy Edit Job" Give me your hypothetical price?
by Mark Raudonis 8 months ago
Karen McCrocklin "After working on this for months I am fantasizing about the bill to keep me at the keyboard but I've completely lost track of my hours." Have you not received any money yet I hope y
Charge for render/encode/upload time?
by Ben Lithman 8 months ago
Hi, I work as a freelance cameraman and editor in the UK. I recently took on a job with hours and hours of footage that all needs to be transcoded. I just wanted to get a feel for what the consensus i
Re: Charge for render/encode/upload time?
by Mark Raudonis 8 months ago
Patrick Ortman "I have a client who just assumed all that would be free." I'm assuming ignorance here not a grinder in action. Very few creative types (or producer types) really understand what's inv
So long an thanks for everything FCP..
by Anders Haavie 9 months ago
I have invested ALOT of time learning the in and outs of FCP, starting with 6 editing suites with XSan and FCP 5, and that same company is now running about 30 macs with FCP 7.0 editing alot of the ma
Re: So long an thanks for everything FCP..
by Mark Raudonis 9 months ago
Hi Anders, Happy New Year! I remember your posts from the earliest days of FCP Xsan trying to make it all work. Those were interesting times, but technology marches on! As the saying goes, "When you s
Need referral for Transcription Service
by Ned Miller 9 months ago
Just shot about 4 hours of talking heads using Canon's AVCHD codec, lots of clips. They do play back on QuickTime Player but... How does a transcriptionist, who uses these numbers from the clip, trans
Re: Need referral for Transcription Service
by Mark Raudonis 9 months ago
Ned, I think you're expecting too much from your transcription service. They're NOT transcoders, editors, or data wranglers. Typically, you send them a file (usually a .mov) and they'll send you back
Using News Clips in Documentaries- Rights Concerns/Fair Use
by Ned Miller 10 months ago
FWIW I received a spam from an entertainment lawyer and was about to reflexively delete it when I saw the word "documentary" so I felt I should read it. From time to time I have clients who want to "l
Re: Using News Clips in Documentaries- Rights Concerns/Fair Use
by Mark Raudonis 9 months ago
This "fair use" debate has come up regularly over the years in this forum. The above explanation by the lawyer is probably the best, most concise, realistic interpretation I've seen. The take away fro
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ProTools storage question (easy)
by Paul Campbell 11 months ago
Hello, herd. I've got five production studios here at work (audio only), and I'm looking to install five new iMacs running PT. One of these new iMacs is already onsite, running PT v11. My goal here is
Re: ProTools storage question (easy)
by Mark Raudonis 11 months ago
don't know.
Fair Use Question
by Aaron Cadieux 1 year ago
Hey guys, Been a while since I posted here. Working on a feature-length doc, which is nearing completion. There are a number of newspaper headlines that I am looking to use as b-roll at certain sectio
Re: Fair Use Question
by Mark Raudonis 1 year ago
Aaron Cadieux "$250.00 article. I think that's unreasonable." Wait till you see the attorney's fee. Now THAT will be unreasonable! Pay up or cut it out. DUH! Mark
no more interns !
by Bob Zelin 1 year ago
I remember in the 80's when NY State started to come after business for hiring "freelancers" instead of hiring "staff", and not paying unemployment insurance, employers contribution to Social Security
Re: no more interns !
by Mark Raudonis 1 year ago
I was a PAID intern through out all four years of college. I credit my current career to my positive internship experience. I'm a firm believer in PAYING the interns. In my case, I couldn't have taken
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patching 3/4" tape to Avid for capture
by Pieter Viljoen 1 year ago
I'm in that generation of assistants editors that's coming up post tape... I need to capture a lot of 3 4" and was wondering if there's a basic guide someone can point me to The capturing process itse
Re: patching 3/4" tape to Avid for capture
by Mark Raudonis 1 year ago
Bill Stephan "Those are strictly a composite-only format." Not exactly true, sir! Most 3 4" decks had what was called a "dub" cable. Here's an example of one: http: www.davidriddle.com sony7pin.html
WTB: Sony PDWU-1 or U-2 XDCAM HD disc player
by Mark Raudonis 1 year ago
I'm looking for a few used Sony PDW-U1 (or U2) XDCAM disc players. email me at mraudonis bunim-murray com Thanks. Mark Raudonis
Spatial awareness and memory recall
by Aindreas Gallagher 2 years ago
I blurbed about this in a post a mile into the"interesting series" piece, but the back and forth stuck in my head so I thought I'd try it again as a question on edit prep in X Basically whether there
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Re: Spatial awareness and memory recall
by Aindreas Gallagher 2 years ago
David Lawrence "I use color-coding and often create piles on the timeline or in bins. " me too. David Lawrence "BTW, I'm not saying one way is better than the other. I really do believe preference co
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LTO6 Budget Solutions
by Scott Goddard 2 years ago
As LTO6 is now shipping I am looking to round up a few solutions to fit different (mostly low) budgets. These would be mainly single desktop drive with a SAS controller (PCI) Mac based setup. My quest
Re: LTO6 Budget Solutions
by Mark Raudonis 2 years ago
I'll add another positive vote for "Storage DNA". http: storagedna.com We've had our system in place for over a year now and it's been a savior in many ways. Only issue we've had is when some of our f
Avid ISIS and Apple
by Wyatt Keel 2 years ago
Ok, about a year ago my office made the switch from Avid to Final Cut Pro. I am a little angry at Apple because they helped us plan out a large Final Cut Server workflow, but somehow forgot to mention
Re: Avid ISIS and Apple
by Mark Raudonis 2 years ago
Wyatt, We were in your situation over a year ago... all Final Cut X-SAN, and switched to AVID ISIS. We did NOT get rid of the X-SAN and still use it for archiving, storage, and the occasional FCP proj
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ATEM support for 23.98P???
by Mark Raudonis 2 years ago
Anybody have a guess as to wether we will ever see 1080 23.98P support for the ATEM product line It's a great product but most of what we shoot is on 23.98... so currently it's a no go. Love to hear s
Re: ATEM support for 23.98P???
by Shaun Roemich 2 years ago
23.98 psf works fine as it is a broadcast compliant format. Big Dog - Technical Director - Switcher Road Dog Media - Vancouver, BC Canada roaddogmedia@gmail.com
Isis 5000 and 7000
by Mike Jeffs 2 years ago
Can someone give me a high level idea of the differences between a isis 5000 and 7000. I understand 7000 is total enterprise class and offers more storage capacity. But are there other compelling diff
Re: Isis 5000 and 7000
by Mark Raudonis 2 years ago
ISIS 5000: Limit of 90 connected clients. 7000= limited only by the bandwidth of your switches. We have 3 ISIS 5000's. You're probably wondering why we didn't go with the 7000. Real estate and geograp
What codec should I use that is small enough to transfer over the web AND is good for editing?
by Adam Guzewicz 2 years ago
Our prores transcodes are too big to exchange with our editor over FTP (it would take days). We need to turn a spot around quickly (within a day) and have heard that h264 is not a good codec to edit w
Re: What codec should I use that is small enough to transfer over the web AND is good for editing?
by Mark Raudonis 2 years ago
You want your cake and eat it too. Ain't gonna happen. Either you buy a "fat pipe", accept the slow delivery, or accept crappy quality. There is no "magical" solution . Broadcast quality Pro res lt I'
Intensity pro card , mac pro, avid 6.0.3 = slow performance
by Mark Raudonis 2 years ago
I've just installed an intensity pro card into my Mac Pro tower and when I launch avid media composer, performance slows to a crawl... Completely unusable beach balling. Uninstall bmd software, perfor
Re: Intensity pro card , mac pro, avid 6.0.3 = slow performance
by Mark Raudonis 2 years ago
Update: Switched a setting that was bogging it down. Works great now! Mark
anybody using BM Intensity PRO card with AVID?
by Mark Raudonis 2 years ago
I asked this in the BM forum... no response... which concerns me! Is anybody out there using a Black Magic Designs Intensity Pro card for monitoring their AVID on a large screen TV I've had this set u
Re: anybody using BM Intensity PRO card with AVID?
by Mark Raudonis 2 years ago
Update: I found a setting that fixed it. The card was set to "create conversion" live, and apparently that was killing the avid. Switched it off, and works great! Mark
2 editors working on same project
by rand courtney 2 years ago
I haven't ever tried this before but I have a big project coming up where 2 editors i am hiring are required to edit 125, 3 minute videos. I want one editor to handle videos 1-75 and the other to edit
Re: 2 editors working on same project
by Mark Raudonis 2 years ago
rand courtney "Clueless..." Signing off as "clueless" is like dangling a frozen chicken over a swamp full of alligators... Yes, I'll bite! Did you even bother to try searching this forum That topic c
Problems outputting hour long show
by alan loshbaugh 2 years ago
Hey all; Alan Loshbaugh with KOMU-TV, Columbia MO here. First post, I did look at faq first. We work on Final Cut Studio Pro 7.03. Our media is on a facilis raid server. OS 10.5.8. Aja kona LHe video
Re: Problems outputting hour long show
by Mark Raudonis 2 years ago
Alan, In your first post you mentioned you were using PRo res HQ. THat's a huge file. Try changing your sequence setting to plain old prores (NOT hq). That will yield a much more manageble file. Try t
29.97 Dropframe Issue !!! Need ADVICE ASAP
by James Kim 2 years ago
Hi There, I have a sequence in FCP that was edited in 29.97 NON Drop Frame and we need to prep it for broadcast delivery. I moved my sequence into a DROP frame sequence and got a very different timeco
Re: 29.97 Dropframe Issue !!! Need ADVICE ASAP
by Mark Raudonis 2 years ago
jerry wise "i always thought they should have called it "skip frame" time code because thats what it is." No. It should be called "drop number", 'cause that's what it does! No frames are skipped, dro
Making Music at a Party Sound like Music at a Party
by Adam Lewis 2 years ago
Hi there, I am editing together a party scene in a short film and wondered if any of you guys had a technique for making the music sound diagetic, as I always find just layering the music on the timel
Re: Making Music at a Party Sound like Music at a Party
by Mark Raudonis 2 years ago
Learned a new term today: Diagetic. Diegetic sound Sound whose source is visible on the screen or whose source is implied to be present by the action of the film: voices of characters sounds made by o
FCP 7 - will it handle more than four cameras?
by Heidi Dove 2 years ago
Editing a multi-camera, multi-take film. It is the same music shot with three cameras, two to three takes per camera. I would love to do multi clip with all three cameras and all of the takes. I creat
Re: FCP 7 - will it handle more than four cameras?
by Mark Raudonis 2 years ago
Heidi Dove "I created the multi-clip but the viewer will only show four camera angles on the screen at a time." Go to "View", look down almost to the bottom of the menu, go to "Multiclip Layout", sel
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Mini Network For FCP
by Craig Fitzsimmons 2 years ago
Hello, A colleague and I have just started both using FCP (he was using PremPro) and want to share the external hard drive that has all the media we use on it. The problem is we can only connect one c
Re: Mini Network For FCP
by Mark Raudonis 2 years ago
Craig Fitzsimmons "Dose anyone know a device which will able us both to use the same drive at the same time." Yes. It's called "X-SAN". That's Apple's solution. It's probably more expensive than you'
One year later...
by Mark Raudonis 2 years ago
Just got back from NAB 2012, and lots of people asked me, " If you hadn't changed yet, would you still make the same decision today to switch to Avid " My answer "Unequivocally, YES I would." There we
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Re: One year later...
by Mitch Ives 2 years ago
Paul Nordin "Words that make me cringe and look for a different thread that isn't an endless circular boring conversation with no new information." You seriously couldn't figure out the new informati
Voice Isolation
by Chip Hess 2 years ago
So I have a client giving me video with music married to the voice track. Raw footage is allegedly unavailable. We need to recut, but that of course will cause horrible jumps in the music. Is there so
Re: Voice Isolation
by Mark Raudonis 2 years ago
Short of a NSA level super secret black ops tech device, this is NOT possible. At least not in a way that would make your client happy. Sure, you can play with EQ, you can do "reverse noise eliminatio


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