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Pat Horridge

Member Since:
February 22nd 2012
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File Based Delivery from Avid in a post HDCAM world :(
by Murray North 1 week ago
Hiya! Sorry if this is not really an Avid question per se., didn't know which part of the forum it might be better suited. Things here in Australia are finally turning towards file based deliveries (m
Re: File Based Delivery from Avid in a post HDCAM world :(
by Pat Horridge 1 week ago
Been covering this a lot at VET here in the UK. Even have some courses on it. We do it as: SAS export done and sent to AQC (AQC tests optimised to only check specific tests) Client watches final timel
Mixed frame rates project
by Joana Rodrigues 3 weeks ago
Hi, I'll be soon starting a new project and I'll have several frame rates to work with: 23.98, 25 and 29.97, for a project that will be delivered in 29.97 DF (there is also the chance that we'll need
Re: Mixed frame rates project
by Pat Horridge 2 weeks ago
Are you able to monitor your playback on a decent size quality output monitor You have to be able to do that if you plan to commit to frame rate conversions in the edit. Pat Horridge Technical Directo
Blackmagic 4K Plugin?
by David Jones 3 weeks ago
Greetings, I'm having issues using AMA with clips from the BMPC 4K. I'm wondering what plugin (if any) to use for 4K ProRes HQ clips. Any guidance would be great. Thanks! DCJ
Re: Blackmagic 4K Plugin?
by Pat Horridge 3 weeks ago
When you manually select the plugin you choose either qt folder or qt files. You then have to re navigate to either the root folder or a selection of files. Then ok. Pat Horridge Technical Director, T
Clarification on Safe Color Settings / Color Limiter Effect
by Brendan Charles 4 weeks ago
Hi, I'm having some issues with the Avid color limiter, but I'm not sure if it's my settings or just my understanding of how the avid color limiter works. I find that when I use the limiter from Adobe
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Re: Clarification on Safe Color Settings / Color Limiter Effect
by Pat Horridge 3 weeks ago
I don't have the information here at hand but there is an order of processing to take into account. So it's possible to have what you think is a safe limiter and then make an adjustment downstream of
Interlaced and Progressive
by Neil Ryan 3 weeks ago
So, Master Clips can be interlaced or progressive and Projects can be interlaced or progressive. And I understand that MC will handle a Source of one type into a Project of another. But I get confused
Re: Interlaced and Progressive
by Pat Horridge 3 weeks ago
If you AMA then make sure using source settings that the clips are flagged correctly. In an interlaced project use field stepping to identify progressive or interlaced and if interlaced that the field
Importing an avid project with dnxhd-mxf into premiere pro cs6?
by stefan baumgartner 1 month ago
Hi there, I have an avid project which I would like to transfer to premiere pro cs6. I exported .aaf from the Media Composer imported it into PPro and tried to connect with the Avid Media Files which
Re: Importing an avid project with dnxhd-mxf into premiere pro cs6?
by Pat Horridge 1 month ago
Yes you can use AAF to move a sequence and move the MXF media over. But not all the effects will translate so it works better with simple edits. I'd normally provide a guide video mixdown and then rem
Broadcast
by Stepan Ko 4 months ago
Hello all So the question is... Submitting for broadcast! I understand the basics but if people could correct me and add I would really appreciate it (Or maybe there is a whitepaper on this somewhere
Re: Broadcast
by Pat Horridge 3 months ago
VET doesn't run any scheduled online courses as such. We mainly delver short courses of a day to 3 days and there's a lot to cover to bring an online editor upto broadcast delivery standard. We do cou
When is the next update?
by Dustin Parsons 4 months ago
I'm excited about the next update for Premiere but am curious if anyone knows when it will be released The new masking tool looks cool but what I'm most looking forward to the inclusion of some keyboa
Re: When is the next update?
by Pat Horridge 4 months ago
Why do they have to keep subscribers happy We're all paying our monthly subscription fees updates or not. That's why I preferred the old idea of paying for updates. More incentive to innovate then. Le
Considering a move from Premiere Pro
by Steve Brame 4 months ago
Because of other issues I discussed in a separate post, it was decided that I should uninstall reinstall PPro CC and see if that cleared things up. That was done overnight, and this morning, when I op
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Allison Willford liked this 4 months ago
Re: Considering a move from Premiere Pro
by Pat Horridge 4 months ago
Well being a moderator on the Avid community forums I can say thetes great support there. And Avids official support has always been top notch. With the new Media Composer 8 subscription model all use
Article: Avid Dips Their Toes into the Subscription Waters
by walter biscardi 5 months ago
AVID Avid Dips Their Toes into the Subscription Waters Now Avid is dipping their toes into the subscription model and for editors everywhere, this is a GREAT development. Avid offering the subscripti
Re: Avid Dips Their Toes into the Subscription Waters
by Pat Horridge 5 months ago
As I said my worry is exactly the dribbling out of fixes and features. We're not going to be point fixes and new version numbers from now on. It will be more like Creative cloud. You'll just get an up
Web and Broadcast - progressive or interlaced
by Gavin Williams 5 months ago
Hi Am shooting footage that will end up on the web and broadcast - I am using a C100 with the Ninja 2. Should I shoot progressive or interlaced And which is easier to convert to the other in post Than
Re: Web and Broadcast - progressive or interlaced
by Pat Horridge 5 months ago
You can deinterlace interlaced footage but making progressive into interlaced is harder. However most broadcasters will take P content as long as its in an I timeline. It depends on what you content i
Anyone need an AJA Kona K3 breakout Box (or 7)?
by Pat Horridge 5 months ago
I have 7 of them that are going begging. They will join the great metal recycling factory in the sky in the next day or so. If you want one and can collect from Shoreditch London UK ( I won't post out
Anyone need an AJA Kona K3 breakout Box (or 7)?
by Pat Horridge 5 months ago
I have 7 of them that are going begging. They will join the great metal recycling factory in the sky in the next day or so. If you want one and can collect from Shoreditch London UK ( I won't post out
Exporting to DVD
by Oliver Smith 6 months ago
So my footage was shot with a frame rate of 29.97. When I come to export to DVD-mpeg2 in PAL it won't let me change the frame rate so this is going to give me a funny shadow effect. How do I get aroun
Re: Exporting to DVD
by Pat Horridge 6 months ago
Your shadow looking frames are blending due to the framerate conversion. You'd do better to convert to 25fps first and be happy with that result then burn a DVD. Don't forget regions are only relevant
720 29.97fps issue with BM hardware
by Pat Horridge 8 months ago
Have a simple job to do that unusually isn't in out native 1080 50i format. It's for laptop playback so we are opting for 720P 29.97fps I have a PC set up with a BlackMagic Ultra bridge I O and that w
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Joe Barta IV liked this 8 months ago
Re: 720 29.97fps issue with BM hardware
by Pat Horridge 8 months ago
But wont this give me a 50 or 60 fps output file at then end Which I don't want as the source is 29.97. I don't really care what the IO does to make that output playable but I need the sewuence to be
Offline clips all scattered and not in the right place after moving files from iMac to HD.
by Christopher Evans 8 months ago
Hey guys, Basically I did a project and all the files were on my desktop in a folder. I then copied that folder and moved it to another hard drive. Of course you would think to simply reconnect the of
Re: Offline clips all scattered and not in the right place after moving files from iMac to HD.
by Pat Horridge 8 months ago
Yes don't forget with some tapeless media the only identifying factors are filename and location. Move the location and you only have filename as a match. If you have sub folders with files of the sam
Broadcast Monitor Color Calibration
by Aaron Barton 10 months ago
Hey everyone, Do any of you have any advice on calibrating broadcast monitors other than calling in a technician I've been trying to research for a lower cost solution, but I can't seem to find anythi
Re: Broadcast Monitor Color Calibration
by Pat Horridge 10 months ago
There are a few issues to consider. Firstly monitors change as they age. So you need to regularly re-calibrate to ensure they are accurate. We have a Sony Grade 1 HD CRT and that is calibrated before
The death of QuickTime as we know it
by Oliver Peters 10 months ago
With Mavericks, QTX player only supports H264 and ProRes. Other codecs in MOV containers are converted to these two codecs. Presumably this also includes uncompressed media, which FCP X can still expo
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Chris Harlan liked this 7 months ago
Re: The death of QuickTime as we know it
by Pat Horridge 10 months ago
Last I heard H265 was expevted 2014. The same quality as H264 but half tge fike size. But 3 times tge encoding decoding effort. Si that 2 hour H264 encide will now take 6 hours! And its in an aging QT
Blocky Artifacts in my RED image after I export the film
by Steven Sproul 10 months ago
This is my original footage from the RED Scarlet color graded in RED Cine Pro X without any artifacts in the image This is the same footage (no extra color grade) after it has been exported from premi
Re: Blocky Artifacts in my RED image after I export the film
by Pat Horridge 10 months ago
Ah H264 that fantastic high quality codec. I wonder why no high quality cameras use that codec and use RAW instead. As posted you need to up the datarate and even then you maybe seeing issues being at
Finally Resolve working on Z800
by Pat Horridge 3 years ago
Finally got our new Z800 running Resilve 8.2 We'd built it to the BM config spec but had issues with the Quadro 4000 card and the lack of 280.26 driver support. We even ordered a GTX 580 3GB card as a
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Ben Scott liked this 3 years ago
Re: Finally Resolve working on Z800
by Pat Horridge 10 months ago
Sorry for the delay! My solution was to install the Quadro 4000 drivers and then install the GTX 580 drivers. I think the 580 drivers end up being the ones in use but as the GPU card is the most impor
New Professional LCDs vs Low cost Broadcast monitors
by Damien Letexier 1 year ago
Hi guys, Here is my first post, even if I have been following the cow for a while now ! I am lost regarding the variety of monitors you can use. I know that for HD-TV you should set your monitor to RE
Re: New Professional LCDs vs Low cost Broadcast monitors
by Pat Horridge 1 year ago
First off all "TVs" differ in the way they look and thats before tge user starts tweaking with all tge menus. So comparing to a TV is a lost cause. That's why we use reference monitors that should sho
Extremely Large Premiere CS6 Project Files - Over 1 Gigabyte?!
by Errol Lazare 1 year ago
We are working on a project with about 10 hours of footage and the project file is more than 1.5gigs, where in the Final Cut days, the project files were under 200mbs. There are only a few effects and
Re: Extremely Large Premiere CS6 Project Files - Over 1 Gigabyte?!
by Pat Horridge 1 year ago
Luckily premiere hasn't really had any in roads on the post work we do you (mostly broadcast). But I've heard similar reports. Long form work seems to resulti memory leakage in the project. The temp c
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 Pat Horridge 2 years ago
Of course the StorageDNA job software and MiniMAM creates an Archive catalogue and you can search that without the tape being present and compile a restore "ticket" ready to run against the actual tap
importing titels and video mix downs from avid
by Martin Halm 2 years ago
i have an avid MC 6 project using only AMA files (canon 5d)and some titels and background clips made in avid (DNxHD 185) importing the AAF in resolve works fine - i gave the original files a tape name
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Re: importing titels and video mix downs from avid
by Pat Horridge 2 years ago
If you need to pass a videomixdown or similar. Then in Avid export it as a file and either re-import or AMA it. But as said the grade should be Raw elements not titles or effects. Pat Horridge Technic
CATDV and StorageDNA ?
by Pat Horridge 2 years ago
Anyone using CATDV as a front end to StorageDNA LTO-5 Pat Horridge Technical Director, Trainer, Avid Certified Instructor VET Production Editing Digital Media Design DVD T +44 (0)20 7505 4701 F +44 (0
Re: CATDV and StorageDNA ?
by Pat Horridge 2 years ago
We got our StorageDNA setup just after xmas and it took us a day to set it up. We went with the 8 tape library setup. So we have a 1U rack mont unit that houses the LTO-% drive and 2 magazines that ho
Update: Resolve on new 2012/13 iMacs
by Peter Chamberlain 2 years ago
Hello all, I'm pleased to report that we have tested the late 2012 21" and 27" iMac 13,2 systems and both are suitable for Resolve 9.0.4. The specific configs we tested are 21.3" iMac 13,2 with 3.1 GH
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Re: Update: Resolve on new 2012/13 iMacs
by Pat Horridge 2 years ago
The Z820s have PCIe 3 buses presumably if you can get a PCIe 3 GPU card(s) that will have an impact on throughput Pat Horridge Technical Director, Trainer, Avid Certified Instructor VET Production Edi
Nice thread on the future of the Mac Pro on the Videoguy's forum
by Herb Sevush 2 years ago
http: forums.creativecow.net thread 346 13960#13960 Interesting thread, especially this post by Gary Bettan: ( As a note, in case you are unaware, the DIY designations are specs for do-it-yourself bui
Re: Nice thread on the future of the Mac Pro on the Videoguy's forum
by Pat Horridge 2 years ago
I think they're spot on and many folks have seen the writing on the wall for this for some time now. Apple and FCP-X is going to be the way forward for an increasing amount of content creation and tha
Decklink Extreme 3D card and Resolve for playout?
by Pat Horridge 2 years ago
Ok is anyone able to do Resolve to tape playouts with the Decklink 3D Extreme card via it's 9 pin RS422 port Ours won't talk to our Sony HDCAM or the Sony HDCAM SR deck we hire in. It just doesn't see
Re: Decklink Extreme 3D card and Resolve for playout?
by prathvish hegde 2 years ago
it works for us on the Linux resolve haven't tried on a mac one but it is a bit tricky . # if you want to insert a clip you should write down the in and out by going to the recorder and then connect a
Why should we buy Asset Managment software?
by bryson jones 2 years ago
May offend some, but this is a real-world case where no one knew what asset was approved and which one was "not to be used!" http: www.nydailynews.com news national denver-station-airs-fake-dirty-cove
Re: Why should we buy Asset Managment software?
by Pat Horridge 2 years ago
The other danger of being to organised before implementing (or looking at a DAM) is that you can end up being inflexible and trying to bend the solution to fit your current needs. Whilst most products
CATDV and VidChecker
by Pat Horridge 2 years ago
I see VidChecker can talk to a MAM via API. Has anyone actually got that to work http: www.vidcheck.com vidchecker.asp Pat Horridge Technical Director, Trainer, Avid Certified Instructor VET Productio
Re: CATDV and VidChecker
by bryson jones 2 years ago
We've been contracted to do it for a post house in LA but only via drop folder. (Yeah, that's cheating.) We will likely do a full integration in a later phase. It's a SOAP http API so there'll have to
The Patent Thing
by Bill Davis 2 years ago
Interesting article on Gizmodo where Jesus Diaz argues that the Apple patent victory is a huge win for computing. In part... "The truth is that Apple's win only kills the shit smartphones and the unim
Re: The Patent Thing
by Pat Horridge 2 years ago
Interesting for me as I have a first hand experience of how the Apple Samsung dispute seems to be panning out. I used to Own an iPhone and had it 18 months. Nice device but I became frustrated by how
So if Avid goes under, then what?
by Andrew Kimery 2 years ago
Branching off from the thread about Avid selling off its consumer line of products and seemingly gloomy financial outlook (http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 335 38711), what happens if Avid can't
Re: So if Avid goes under, then what?
by Pat Horridge 2 years ago
Nothing really unexpected here. Makes sense to rationalize the product portfolio. Staffing reductions would logically follow that. Impossible to know what is going on behind closed doors but check out
desperate: FCPX hangs on boot up
by Jack Niedenthal 2 years ago
Using iMac i7, Lion 10.7.4, FCPX 10.05 with all event project files booting from an external hard drive. I did a lot of work on a full length feature film yesterday, everything went fine. Never had a
Re: desperate: FCPX hangs on boot up
by Pat Horridge 2 years ago
We don't edit with FCPX, only do training for others on it currently. But I find it hard to believe it doesn't have autosaves and a attic for recovery of work. However I suspect it's all embedded in t
Blackmagic Cinema Camera - edit workflow using 12 bit RAW CinemaDNG
by Rick Lang 2 years ago
http: www.blackmagic-design.com products blackmagiccinemacamera workflow Blackmagic Design specifically mentions it s new cinema camera is perfect" for use with Apple s Final Cut Pro X editor. I under
Re: Blackmagic Cinema Camera - edit workflow using 12 bit RAW CinemaDNG
by Pat Horridge 2 years ago
I can appreciate that but there is a lot of interest from Avid users. There's been a massive move from FCP to Avid and from the FCP side round tripping via color is very similar to Avid round tripping
Service: VET Ltd
by Pat Horridge 2 years ago
London England, United Kingdom Broadcasting   DVD   Training VET Ltd Television Production     DVD and Blu-ray Authoring     Filmmaking BTEC in engineering. Various Sony
Black Magic HD Extreme 3D+ Analogue Inputs
by Pat Horridge 2 years ago
Setting up on an Avid V6 and SDI with embedded Audio works fine but if I select Analogue XLR audio and SDI video I get no audio input. However if I select Composite or SVideo with XLR analogue Audio I
Decklink HD Extreme 3D and Media Composer 1 frame timecode offest
by Pat Horridge 2 years ago
Sorry crossed posted int he Avid forum as well: But have setup 2 new systems with the Decklink Extreme cards for Media Composer V6 and installed the 9.5 driver. Testing using BITC capture of SDI SD co
FCPX on multiple computers?
by Shane Trowbridge 3 years ago
I bought X a few months back for my one macbook pro. I am now working on a second Macbook pro and I want to put X on it as well. I was under the impression that you could put X on multiple computers w
Re: FCPX on multiple computers?
by Pat Horridge 3 years ago
It's not so different to the old legacy FCP A simple serial number. No real protection. Pretty sure Apple where happy for ftudents and the like to "share" and help FCP spread. Because every copy neede


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