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Scott Witthaus

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Avid Restatement
by Franz Bieberkopf 2 days ago
I'm surprised no one has posted this yet. http: ir.avid.com releasedetail.cfm ReleaseID=870543 "As a result of our restatement and in accordance with GAAP, revenue that had originally been recognized
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Re: Avid Restatement
by Scott Witthaus 20 hours ago
Andrew Kimery "Avid offers a perpetual license option and a subscription option." But still, you either buy the annual support by 12 31 or when you do want to upgrade, you pay full license price. So,
Adobe Revenue Forecast Misses, Shares Slip
by Marcus Moore 2 days ago
Just to make sure we're an equal opportunity (theoretically) bad news service http: recode.net 2014 09 16 adobe-revenue-forecast-misses-shares-slip Most interesting point is not the stock price or any
Re: Adobe Revenue Forecast Misses, Shares Slip
by Scott Witthaus 1 day ago
Walter Soyka "Put another way, if revenue flattens out after you make all the easy perpetual license sales, how do you start it growing again I don't think the answer is to assume a zero-sum game and
Resolve 11.1
by David Mathis 7 days ago
Looks like Resolve 11 got a few nice updates. https: www.blackmagicdesign.com support video 15012 http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 277 31158 Is it me or does this look like a refined version of F
Re: Resolve 11.1
by Scott Witthaus 1 day ago
Mitch Ives "The file I downloaded is 11.1b1. Is this a beta or is it a final release " Wow, I hope this is beta, because the playback glitches make it un-usable as an editor right now. Scott Witthaus
Apple drops ProApps from corporate definition
by Andrew Kimery 4 days ago
Let the speculation, Kremlinology and most likely inflammatory comments begin! ;) http: alex4d.com notes item apple-drops-proapps-from-corporate-definition "For over 10 years Apple have included a men
Re: Apple drops ProApps from corporate definition
by Scott Witthaus 3 days ago
Andrew Kimery "IMO if anything big is missing from Apple's post ecosystem right now it's a multiuser environment to compete with the offerings from Avid and Adobe." Do they really need to There is so
FCPX 10.1.3 issues?
by James Culbertson 3 days ago
I'm between projects for a bit and wanted to upgrade from 10.1.2 to 10.1.3. But I have been hearing about a few minor issues. How is 10.1.3 working for everyone
Re: FCPX 10.1.3 issues?
by Scott Witthaus 3 days ago
Have had no problems. But I do only update one Library at a time. Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Blackmagic acquires Fusion
by Ronny Courtens 1 week ago
http: www.redsharknews.com post item 2015-blackmagic-s-purchase-of-eyeon-fusion-will-send-shockwaves-through-the-post-production-industry When testing the editing capabilities on R11 I was underwhelme
Re: Blackmagic acquires Fusion
by Scott Witthaus 4 days ago
Shawn Miller "I'm really interested to see what integration will look like between Resolve and Fusion." That's an simple one. It was called Avid DS. And Avid foolishly refused to support it, develop
Batch Export
by Scott Witthaus 7 days ago
From the Ripple MacBreak folks: https: www.youtube.com watch v=6XY1TZ4Atms&feature=em-subs_digest Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Re: Batch Export
by David Howard 2 days ago
maybe in later versions it might improve Redefined Media Video Production Sydney
Motion on multiple machines?
by Scott Witthaus 1 week ago
Hey all - Is Motion like FCPX that once you buy it, you can load it on different computers for I have two laptops that I use for editing (one tricked out MBPr for heavy lifting and a MBa for light wor
Re: Motion on multiple machines?
by Marco Feil 5 days ago
Yes you can download it to all the computers you own if you work alone. In a shared workplace every workstation has to have its own license. A link to the license agreement is on the right side of the
OTish: Thunderbolt G-Raid runs hot
by Scott Witthaus 2 weeks ago
Hey all - picked up at 4tb G-Raid TB drive. After editing for a few hours today, I noticed that the thing runs very hot! I can see a spot for the fan on this thing, but it just felt out of the ordinar
Re: OTish: Thunderbolt G-Raid runs hot
by Scott Witthaus 2 weeks ago
certainly the latter..... Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
"Disabling" video of clip but not audio
by Neil Gowan 3 weeks ago
Been working with FCP X for a few months now, obviously some things I like, some I don't. One feature to my old workflow that I just can't stop wishing I had back is disabling a clip's video but leavi
Re: "Disabling" video of clip but not audio
by Scott Witthaus 3 weeks ago
It would be nice, however, so select a bunch of video clips and a bunch of corresponding external audio clips and go "fetch" and it does more than one at a time. I don't think the OP got a definitive
Skimmer Info and Used Media Ranges 10.1.2
by Scott Witthaus 3 months ago
Dumb question, maybe, but when hiding or showing these I see no changes to the clips in the browser or timeline (unlike show and hide Marked Ranges). What am I supposed to be seeing when using these S
Re: Skimmer Info and Used Media Ranges 10.1.2
by Scott Witthaus 3 months ago
Ah, yes. Thank you all. Is there any way to jump to the head of each used piece of media Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Apropos new media management options in 10.1.2...
by Robin S. Kurz 3 months ago
... here's yet another hugely helpful episode of MacBreak Studio to shed a bit of light on matters, for those still mystified. :) https: www.youtube.com watch v=wGogEwnX9yE
Re: Apropos new media management options in 10.1.2...
by Scott Witthaus 3 months ago
very good video. Thanks Robin! Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Skimmer Issue
by Scott Witthaus 3 months ago
Hey all - I am starting a gig where the client needs a TC burn of some interviews to pick selects from. The first set is about one hour and ten minutes of material. Created the project, edited the cli
Re: Skimmer Issue
by Scott Witthaus 3 months ago
I went ahead and reported it as a bug. Feels like one, anyway. Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
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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Jim Wiseman liked this 5 months ago
Re: Blog: #8 Welcome to the Low End
by Scott Witthaus 5 months ago
David Mathis " I really do not believe that video shot on a phone is ever meant to be broadcast" The question really is, what is "broadcast". We all assume it's on a television. Not anymore. Shot on
News: SmartSound® Launches Soundtrack Creation Plug-in for Final Cut Pro X
by Cow News Droid 6 months ago
The Only Music Software to Use Apple s Generator Function to Create Custom Music Soundtracks Inside Final Cut Pro X (Los Angeles, California--March 17, 2014) SmartSound Software Inc., the leader in cu
Re: News: SmartSound® Launches Soundtrack Creation Plug-in for Final Cut Pro X
by Scott Witthaus 6 months ago
Very cool. Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Avid Connect at NAB
by brian waz 9 months ago
As a long time avid user who wants the company to succeed, making a "club" that charges you to attend a seminar at NAB just seems wrong. The Avid Customer Association Am I missing something here
Re: Avid Connect at NAB
by Scott Witthaus 9 months ago
Yup. Sure seems that way. A couple of lively threads on the topic on the L2 and the Avid Forums. I was pretty disappointed in this tactic. You can tell a finance guy is running the show now.... Scott
Media Composer 7 is coming soon...
by Joel Ray 1 year ago
I see in the Avid store on the Symphony upgrade site it says "Media Composer 7 is coming soon Get a complimentary Media Composer 7 upgrade with the Symphony option (once available) when you upgrade or
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Alex Gerulaitis liked this 1 year ago
Re: Media Composer 7 is coming soon...
by Scott Witthaus 1 year ago
Media Composer and Symphony are basically the same product, save color correction and a couple other features. Many of us have long been pounding the drum that there is no need for 2 separate products
Couple of newbie questions
by Scott Witthaus 1 year ago
So I get a call from a client to cut a couple spots...on PP CS6, a software I have never used before, besides opening it up and just putzing around. Anyway, I take some dedicated time and am surprised
Re: Couple of newbie questions
by Scott Witthaus 1 year ago
Thanks Paul - Since a lot of post houses are heading towards PP (like the one I am cutting in now), its a good thing for a freelancer to have as many tools in the box as possible! Scott Scott Witthaus
HD output from FCP. Graphics look soft in DVDSP 16x9 SD.
by Scott Witthaus 3 years ago
Taking a 1280 x 720 29.97 HD Sequence (Consisting of text over still images) from Final Cut Pro exporting as current settings export looks fine with image and type sharp. When importing into DVD Studi
Re: HD output from FCP. Graphics look soft in DVDSP 16x9 SD.
by Filip Kubiš 3 years ago
Scott Witthaus " When importing into DVD Studio Pro as 16 x 9 SD Letterbox project" Do I understand it You are importing HD footage directly into DVDSP No compression via Compressor Nothing like that
Audio effects: no effect
by Scott Witthaus 4 years ago
Hey all - Working on this pro-bono piece for the last 18 months that is just about done. I am doing a final audio mix on sources that came mostly from Flip cam files (yeah, that much fun). Started on
Re: Audio effects: no effect
by Scott Witthaus 4 years ago
Found it. While I had the Filters turned on in the User Prefs, in that particular sequence (this is version 10) they were turned off in the Sequence Prefs. That fixed it. Thanks for your help. Scott W
Smoke in a mac
by Nick Hasson 5 years ago
http: www.fxguide.com qt 1700 smoke-on-mac-yes-its-for-real Well, Smoke will now be on a mac. Good for some, bad for others. Nick Hasson www.niceedits.com
Re: Smoke in a mac
by Scott Witthaus 5 years ago
From the Avid-L: "You do not need to own another Smoke to buy one. It will require the yearly service contract to keep it licensed. It will be missing the higher end node based compositing tree which
Rollover images to Lightbox
by Scott Witthaus 5 years ago
Hey all - is there a way to link a rollover image to a Lightbox Gallery Getting conflicting info. Thanks Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Bran
Re: Rollover images to Lightbox
by Abraham Chaffin 5 years ago
Yes you can. Simply insert your rollover image using dreamweaver and then you can put the rel='lightbox' on the "a" tag. Of course you need the proper javascript files on the page for it to work. Abra
Web site link on image displayed in Lightbox Gallery
by Scott Witthaus 5 years ago
Hey all - I want to add a link to a website ON an image that is being displayed in a Lightbox Gallery. Anyone heard of this All help appreciated. Scott Witthaus Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Produ
Re: Web site link on image displayed in Lightbox Gallery
by Richard Williams 5 years ago
Yes, Simple click on the image from within dreamweaver, and then in the links properties pannel at the bottom of the page, type the address of the page that you want to link to in exactly the same way
Linking a Lightbox to a hot spot on image
by Scott Witthaus 6 years ago
is there a way to do this efficiently A student wants to create a background and then use a hotspot for a Lightbox display of images. Thanks in advance. sw
Re: Linking a Lightbox to a hot spot on image
by Scott Witthaus 6 years ago
yes. Bringing in a jpeg as an image map. She wants to use hot spots to link to a Lightbox display of her work. Not working. Thanks. ScottScott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 In
lightbox java
by Neil Bradley 7 years ago
I have recently downloaded Lightbox JS v2.03 for use in a site I am designing in DM. I have read through the instructions carefully few times and tried to make the java work however there are a few ar
Re: lightbox java
by Scott Witthaus 6 years ago
I have done that but the image file names are still showing up as links on the page. Click any one and I can view the entire gallery. I am looking for one link on my page that when clicked, will refer
Lightbox Image Group Name
by Scott Witthaus 6 years ago
He all - Newbie. I am using Lightbox to create a gallery of images, however as I enter each new image into a group, each image name shows up on the page. They play as one image group, but I just want
Re: Lightbox Image Group Name
by Abraham Chaffin 6 years ago
Refer to this page: http: www.dynamicdrive.com dynamicindex4 lightbox2 index.htm Also you might post the URL of the page you are dealing with so that we can take a closer look at your code to diagnose
"re-defining" a site
by Scott Witthaus 6 years ago
ok, newbie question and I think a simple one. I came back to work last week and my IT guy had a shiny new MacPro at my desk. He transferred all my files over and things went along well. But, when I tr
Re: "re-defining" a site
by Abraham Chaffin 6 years ago
Go to the Site menu Manage Sites and fill out the wizard form - change the location of the site folder when you get to that step.Abraham
GoLive to Dreamweaver
by Scott Witthaus 6 years ago
Hey all - A while back I remember a Adobe tutorial that went through the steps of taking a GoLive web site and migrating it over to Dreamweaver. Cannot seem to find it now, and that migration is the p
What Quicktime format from HDV
by Scott Witthaus 6 years ago
Hey all - Latest version of DVDSP. For one client I edit (in FCP) a lot of HDV, either 720 24p or 1080i 60. Sometimes a mixture. When I output a QT with Current Settings, DVDSP will not allow me to us
Mixed resolutions, ratios
by Scott Witthaus 7 years ago
OK, here is a good one: I have a client who shot a bunch of HDV footage and mixed that with HD stock footage...all good so far. However the client then added a lot of 4x3 SD stock footage and does not
Re: Mixed resolutions, ratios
by Joe Murray 7 years ago
You just need to scale up the 4 x 3 footage. Motion tab scale or just drag the window in the canvas. You will loose about 30% though. You can then pan and scan it a bit by hand as the composition will
HDCAM vs DVCPRO vs New Formats
by Bill Paris 7 years ago
Wondering which formats editors are finding to be the best these days with regard to quality and workflow. What are you seeing the most of Any new trends From an editor's perspective which format will
Re: HDCAM vs DVCPRO vs New Formats
by Scott Witthaus 7 years ago
Hey Walter - What is your deck of choice for DVCPro HD Any good flexible decks out there on the horizon I am looking for a feeder deck for my home office system and input advice is appreciate...or sho
Basic design and workflow articles
by Scott Witthaus 7 years ago
Hey all - Looking for some basic articles that describe the basic workflow in creating successful web sites. These can be the basics: design, interaction, content presentation, etc. Any help is apprec
Avid CEO change
by Oliver Peters 7 years ago
FWIW - Avid Announces Departure of CEO David Krall TEWKSBURY, Mass.--July 16, 2007--The board of directors of Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced that David Krall will step down from
Re: Avid CEO change
by Scott Witthaus 7 years ago
DS or FCP. Learn one.
Digital Photo settings
by Scott Witthaus 7 years ago
Hey all - I am doing a project that is taking hundreds of digital photos from different cameras (all very good resolutions) into a time line, and making a pseudo time lapse thing. Problem is that I am
Re: Digital Photo settings
by David Battistella 7 years ago
Contact me off board and I can let you know how to best manage this. David Peace and Love :)
"Planet Earth" - REAL high definition
by walter biscardi 7 years ago
So if anyone wants to really see what can be achieved in High Definition, be sure to watch Discovery's "Planet Earth" series in high definition. I'm pretty sure there were no HDV cameras used in this
Re: "Planet Earth" - REAL high definition
by Scott Witthaus 7 years ago
very pretty stuff, but I got tired of Sigourney Weaver telling me that "this is the first time the (insert your animal or mating ritual here) has been seen courtesy of new technology..." Kidding of co
OT - Photoshop Training Material
by Scott Witthaus 8 years ago
Hey all - I am going to be teaching a technology class next year that will involve the basics of everything from Photoshop to editing to Dreamweaver. I am hoping that each student will come to this gr
Re: OT - Photoshop Training Material
by Chris Poisson 8 years ago
Scott, There are at lest a dozen up-to-date PS books on the shelves at Barnes and Noble and Borders. I looked at a couple the other day just for grins, they all look good. But, if money were no object
FCP text issues
by jonjon_JHO 8 years ago
Im a student working on a senior project and ive run into issues with my titles and credits. Im trying to get smaller text and thing arent flowing easily. As I set up my text under the controls tab, t
Re: FCP text issues
by Scott Witthaus 8 years ago
FCP title tool is terrible. Check out Title 3D in the Boris menu. Much better quality, even though it is not WYSIWYG. sw Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Ric
HDV Codec
by Scott Witthaus 8 years ago
Hey all - I have been given a couple of QT movies that were done using the DV 1080i60 codec. I do not have this on my machine. Can this be downloaded from somewhere Thanks. sw
Re: HDV Codec
by Scott Witthaus 8 years ago
Thanks Ed. Thats why I am asking the question here. I have FCP and QTP but no joy. Audio plays but the screen stays white. Here is the codec info: HDV 1080i60, Integer (Big Endian), Timecode Channel C
Delete QT's after compression
by Scott Witthaus 8 years ago
Hey all - to save drive space, can I delete the original QT files after DVDSP does the compression to MPEG Thanks in advance.Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor Greybox, LLC Richmo
Re: Delete QT's after compression
by John Steventon 8 years ago
Can I quickly add to this that you take one last look that you got the interlacing the right way round If you're just viewing from a display while you're making the DVD, you may not see the interlacin
really small buttons
by Scott Witthaus 8 years ago
Hey all - I am creating extremely small, invisible buttons that will go over text on a .jpg created by a client. When I go the the inspector for the button and try to lower the height of the button, i
Re: really small buttons
by Scott Witthaus 8 years ago
invisible meaning no text from DVSP. Just hot spots over already composed menu frames. They created a list of buttons in PS and I need to make them active via DVDSP. Thanks! Is there a zoom function S
Multiple Codecs on the Same Timeline??? Yes!
by Sean ONeil 9 years ago
Well this is a surprise with FCP5. 10-bit Uncompressed Easy Setup. 10-bit Uncompressed sequence. I threw down a DV clip in the sequence. I got an orange bar - not a red one. And it plays back fine out
Re: Multiple Codecs on the Same Timeline??? Yes!
by Scott Witthaus 9 years ago
Do these all need to be rendered out for playback or will the card handle it in real time from the timeline
cross platform
by Scott Witthaus 9 years ago
Hey all - Is there a preference setting or anything else that ensures cross platform play I am having trouble getting a DVD to play on a Windows XP machines. Thanks in advance.
Re: cross platform
by Todd Beabout 9 years ago
I don't believe that DVD's are any particular platform at all. There is no such thing as a Mac or PC video DVD that I know of. Your problem probably has something to do with encoding. A rule of thumb
Export Menu Still Image?
by Scott Witthaus 9 years ago
Hey all - Is there a way to export a still image of a menu so that I may e-mail it to a client for approval Thanks in advance.
Re: Export Menu Still Image?
by WTS(JManz) 9 years ago
Drag your menu background to a track (temporarily), click to select the chapter 1 mark on the track. On the bottom right hand side is the inspector window, you can click to save a still (representing
Changes: re-encode?
by Scott Witthaus 9 years ago
One more question: I have encoded 36 minutes of video that was brought in in 7 pieces, each with its own button on a menu. Now the client decides that he wants another button that plays all. Can I cre
Re: Changes: re-encode?
by Adolfo Rozenfeld 9 years ago
Whichever way you choose, you won't need to re-rencode. But bear in mind that if for the purpose of "play all" you create a track with a copy of the 7 elements one after the other, you're actually dup
Abilit to turn of Motion in button Inspector greyed out?
by Scott Witthaus 9 years ago
want to turn off motion in a button and it greyed out. Why is this and is there something I am missing Thanks.
PDF
by Scott Witthaus 9 years ago
ok, after searching and finding a couple of things, what is the consensus on the best way to have a button launch a pdf file from the DVD How can I make that pdf a target asset for a button And I am a
Re: PDF
by Roadkill 9 years ago
Scott Witthaus "And I am assuming that folks viewing on a set top DVD cannont view a PDF, correct " Correct. ;-) Check the DVDSP manual for "DVD@ccess" and have a look at the DVD@ccess tutorials at E
really easy question
by Scott Witthaus 9 years ago
ok, I don't use Photoshop, but have been asked to replace a background layer with another image. Try as I might and search the help articles, I cannot get an answer. So, how is this done Thanks in adv
Re: really easy question
by Scott Witthaus 9 years ago
I am just trying to change the image in the current background layer. How is this done


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