Specialist in medical education and training, surgical video production, distance learning, multimedia based education, project management.
I dabble in book publishing, website design and DIY projects. Any excuse to buy tools is a good one!
1970's Cinema by Mike Cohen 2 days ago Although I did not catch any classic 70's films IN the 70's, I have come to love the style and artistry of this genre. Here are some of my faves (same goes for music): Friends of Eddie Coyle I had not
Re: 1970's Cinema by Mike Cohen 18 hours ago $5 to Tim W for using the word "antecedent" in an internet post! So many internet boards are full of bad spelling, incorrect words and written laziness. A burgeoning epidemic in this age of tweets and
Christmas Movies by Stephen Smith 3 days ago I know we have compiled list of our favorite Christmas movies before. You might enjoy this list, I have only seen 26 of them. http: www.listchallengeapp.com xmasmoviechallenge ref=share Stephen Smith
Re: Christmas Movies by Mike Cohen 2 days ago 27 for me Although Santa Clause 3 was poor, Santa Clause 2 was ok, featuring a pre-Lost Elizabeth Mitchell. I grew up watching the late 70's Miracle on 34th St, but then there was the 1994 version wit
Day of the Doctor by Kylee Wall 6 days ago I totally dug this. Completely successful as a Doctor Who story and as a Doctor Who event. The zygone (or however you spell it) story was a little underdeveloped, but it didn't really bug me so much b
Re: Now, Walking Dead SPOILErS by Mike Cohen 3 days ago I agree that it is in the spirit of this spirited group that Walking Dead discussion be embedded in a Doctor Who thread. Maybe we should add some Family Matters references just to be on the safe side.
New Mac Pro vs. PC Workstation for Premiere by Nick Szpara 4 weeks ago I am upgrading my edit system at the end of the year. Up until now, I've been running Premiere CS5.5 and FCP7 on a 2008 Mac Pro. Obviously, any upgrade will be a huge performance boost at this point.
Add clip audio after the fact? by Jesse Wood 3 weeks ago Soo I just finished cutting a montage video to music, and as it's cut to music, I only used the video from my clips, sans audio. Now the client has asked if we can keep the clip audio slightly in the
Re: Add clip audio after the fact? by Mike Cohen 2 weeks ago Match frame is a feature that was oddly missing for all previous versions of Premiere before CS6 and saves lots of time especially after editing accidents! I actually learned about it in an Avid suite
Preparing to switch - Avid to Adobe by Jon Doughtie 2 weeks ago We are getting ready to make the switch - we'll be leaving Avid Media Composer and coming over to Adobe CC. I have attached an image of a typical promo timeline we use in the Avid. The layout is: V2 -
Re: Preparing to switch - Avid to Adobe by Mike Cohen 2 weeks ago to replace the video in a clip on V1 for the next batch of shows, set your in and out (or actually just the in as long as the out is past the duration of the clip on the sequence) then hold ALT and dr
import DV AVI file into PPro CC by Brett Nelson 2 weeks ago Hi, I've looked all over for this answer, but come up empty. How can I import video clips that were captured as AVIs on a PC coming originally from miniDV tape into PPro CC on OSX I am able to do this
Re: import DV AVI file into PPro CC by Mike Cohen 2 weeks ago Interesting issue to me, since we are about to go to CC and have terabytes of DV-AVI from Windows (captured from analog tape via Premiere 6.5 before our analog machines died). Though we mostly use Win
Transcription software by Trevor Ward 2 weeks ago Can anyone recommend transcription software to me I have 30 interviews that I need to transcribe. It's way beyond our budget to spend $1.50-2.00 per minute for a real person. I'm wondering the quality
Re: Transcription software by Mike Cohen 2 weeks ago There are literally thousands of transcription services, especially ones that do medical work. Nearly every hospital and physician's office has doctors dictate patient notes and these are transcribed
Audio drifting within Premiere by Dan Vickson 8 months ago I've recently been trying to deal with this issue and I'm totally lost. Scouring the internet hasn't brought about resolution. I've been capturing gameplay footage using a Roxio Game Capture HD Pro an
Re: Audio drifting within Premiere by Mike Cohen 3 weeks ago Having a similar issue. Received F4V files recorded with Blackmagic Media Express at an unusual frame rate of 28.97. Playback on Windows through VLC sync is fine. Imported into Premiere, make a new se
Blog: Photo Travelogue Oct 2013 Part 1 by Mike Cohen 2 months ago 10 days in Washington during the government shutdown of 2013, followed by warmer climates. More later: Business as usual here: Avert your eyes: Washington is a mix of old and new: The MLK library desi
Matching clients and HD delivery formats by Bob Cole 2 months ago I've been struggling with giving my clients the appropriate delivery formats for videos they will be playing at live events, usually from laptops. I do not know what OS, speed, software, etc. they wil
Re: Matching clients and HD delivery formats by Mike Cohen 2 months ago I generally send 720x480 h264 mp4 for client review unless they specifically want to see HD. For presentation try to speak with the AV tech or someone from the AV company. Just today I was contacted a
RE: Real guns on location by Sam Lesante Jr. 3 months ago Does anyone know what the laws are with having real guns at a shoot We are going to be in a wooded area doing a show and two of the guys said they have permits to carry and conceal. Are they legally a
Re: E: Real guns on location by Mike Cohen 2 months ago If these are actual Bigfoot hunters perhaps they should trade their guns for some raw steaks and a big net. After searching for the elusive beast their whole lives it would be a shame to kill it. Surp
Disney, Fair Use, and the secret movie by Todd Terry 3 months ago Disney is so famously litigious, I'm surprised they aren't making more of a fuss about this... http: news.moviefone.com 2013 09 19 escape-from-tomorrow-a-movie-secretly-filmed-at-disney-world icid=mai
Re: Disney, Fair Use, and the secret movie by Mike Cohen 3 months ago I was going to post that article about Escape from Tomorrow. It is a fascinating story. The movie itself sounds like a mess of gratuitous personal introspection and guerilla filmmaking shock shlock. B
Two-Way Radios by Mike Cohen 3 months ago Does anyone own a set of two-way radios for on-location indoor use There are about 200 varieties on the B+H website alone, so I thought I'd start with the experts, my fellow COWs. Do you have to buy $
Appcrash by Mike Cohen 3 months ago Last few days on an otherwise stable system I have been getting Appcrash errors, which makes Premiere go white. Sometimes Media Encoder stays up, but most often that crashes too. It usually happens wh
Re: Appcrash by Joseph W. Bourke 3 months ago If the denoiser dynamic link library is the culprit, then you might want to take the denoiser.dll file, and change it temporarily to denoiser.bak. Then restart Premiere Pro and see if the problem is g
Examples of interviews cut using hands/eyes by Lucy Moon 5 months ago Sheesh. I've been editing for years but I just can't seem to make "hands and eyes" footage work to hide the cuts in interviews. Any examples out there someone could point me to I can't figure out why
The Digital Slice by Daniel Peterson 4 months ago Hey guys, I'm a freelance editor motion graphic artist animator, and I've been working on a site that is aiming to become a helpful tool for people (such as myself) in post-production. It's still earl
Re: The Digital Slice by Mike Cohen 4 months ago It seems to only be an elaborate form to receive a newsletter. Is there site content or is it just a newsletter signup On that note I could not find my country in the drop down, and I have been using
Training video - 1989 style! by Bill Davis 4 months ago Some wag posted this on Reddit this morning... The frightening thing is that if I'd had bigger budgets to work with back then, I probably would have done something just like it - yikes. Wait for it ab
Re: Training video - 1989 style! by Mike Cohen 4 months ago Mmmm, nothing says tasty like "gray and moist" It is videos like this that made the Ampex ADO the most valuable piece of gear in 1985! I think that rap sequence was an outtake from Breakin' 2.
Trade Show Video Length by Barbara Adams 4 months ago We are venturing into using video at our next trade show and I was looking around for this answer and cannot find one. My question is "What is the ideal cycle time for footage at a trade show " We hav
Re: Trade Show Video Length by Mike Cohen 4 months ago I attend several trade shows per year as both exhibitor and visitor. The subject matter does not matter - the concept is the same: A booth on an exhibit floor, chock full of other booths, wants people
Big winners here! We are excited! by Todd Terry 4 months ago I think I have posted this in years past... but for what is I believe the third or fourth year in a row our company has received notification that we are winners of the "Best of Salt Lake City" award
Re: Big winners here! We are excited! by Mike Cohen 4 months ago Having been born in Pittsfield, MA, the one time capital of plastics in America, I am duly impressed by this award Todd has received multiple times. Plastics are highly competitive, especially with th