I've worked in broadcast news, educational/institutional production, network sports, and have been "independent" (with up to 12 employees in the 90s, but on my own now) since 1990.
I've moved into HD post gradually over the last several years and have gradually eased out of shooting to directing and editing.
I've been involved in software development and HD workflow research over the last year or two...
My other jobs include: Advisor to institutional investors as a consultant with Coleman Research Group, I judge Tellys and Emmys as well as a couple of University competitions, author, trainer, ...and I suppose I should have listed husband and father much closer to the top of the list...
Connecting Edit Suites by Ben Mullins 2 weeks 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 Tim Kolb 2 weeks ago The only item I'd add is to manage your metadata writing accordingly. If you are using a shared media folder on a "server" then you don't want all the client machines writing metadata "next to origina
Would Adobe please comment... by Ron Pestes 3 weeks ago Would someone from Adobe please come on this forum and answer all our questions. Don't give us the normal BS but tell us why we can't have a choice and what we are supposed to do with old projects tha
Re: Would Adobe please comment... by Tim Kolb 2 weeks ago OK...I see... How do you guys open your FCP7 projects in perpetuity (I jumping to a conclusion that you guys left FCP...I don't know how far back Avid will open old projects) TimK, Director, Consultan
Re: Exporting a linear EXR from Premiere by Tim Kolb 4 weeks ago He probably could export EXR through AE as well...but Nuke is pretty happy with DPX, and you have some options for storing over-range values as well in cases where you've done some color correction, b
Using Cineform for Canon MIII by Jamie Milks 4 weeks ago What are the benefits of using CineFormNeoScene HDLINK with Canons MIII footage TBH: Is there a difference between them... CineFormNeoScene HDLINK or are they all the same piece of software If not...
Re: Using Cineform for Canon MIII by Tim Kolb 4 weeks ago The advantage would be that the CineForm footage will run easier for you through the edit...and it's very high quality. But then you can just try it and see because the version you would want is on th
Re: Message from Pixelmator to Adobe Mac users by Tim Kolb 1 month ago Well...if you're on Windows, I would recommend the Pinnacle Studio 16 software for 129 USD over Corel Video Studio X6, though Video Studio has a feature where you can use your DSLR to do stop motion a
Re: How would I air commercials nationally? by Tim Kolb 1 month ago Depending on what the product service is...many of my clients actually use a buyer and they buy certain markets...buying national is cost-effective for big consumer brands, certainly, but even some of
@walter biscardi by Tim Kolb 6 months ago "No, that's completely incorrect. FCP's Capture Scratch had zero to do with the Sequence or even the Project that was open. Capture Scratch for FCP 7 and earlier was a global setting for the applicati
Re: Explain what 1280/1440/1920 x 1080 mean by Tim Kolb 1 year ago The only detail I'd add is that while HDcam (not HDcamSR) does record a 1440x1080 frame, because that codec is not used "natively" by editing systems, an HDcam frame is always captured via HDSDI at "b
A Chicago Giant falls by Mark Suszko 2 years ago Roscor laid off over a hundred people this week and has shut its doors pending some kind of reorganization. First Swiderski, now Roscor. Eek, all the Big Dogs are gone, who's left
Re: A Chicago Giant falls by Tim Kolb 2 years ago Times change and every business is under stress these days...production people are among those who have gone through some of the tightest times lately... Many people had good luck with Roscor...it's a
FCP X and the "industry" by Glen Hurd 2 years ago This is going to be a long post, but it was triggered by David Roth Weiss interview with Mr. Lawrence, when the latter spoke of the importance of language, and how language reflects philosophy, and is
Re: FCP X and the "industry" by Tim Kolb 2 years ago Bill Davis "If someone CAN cut a news package on FCP-X - you can BET YOUR LIFE they will. And sooner rather than later. Because it's an alternative in a world where standards are not fixed ideas, but
Re: put your money where your mouth is by Tim Kolb 2 years ago David Battistella "HA ha, That was a funny one... :)" Sorry, a bit too cute I suppose. It was meant to be humorous (corny...but humorous)...not degrading. :-) TimK, Director, Consultant Kolb Producti
apple reinvents the pen and cave painting! by kim krause 2 years ago i wish people would stop bitching about apple abandoning us. we still have the tools we have always used. no one is forcing you to this new way of working. much like the ballpoint pen revolutionized t
Re: apple reinvents the pen and cave painting! by Tim Kolb 2 years ago Bill Davis "The POINT was that version 1 of ALL THREE were underpowered, feature poor, and laughable as to their regard by the working professionals of the time. " But this argument implies that Appl
All the DRAMA! by Sean Thomas 2 years ago It's amazing to read all of the DRAMA about FCP X. There's a lot of irony when people complain for years about a FCP upgrade and then they get it ...... they complain. A lot of the commplaints or rumo
Re: All the DRAMA! by Tim Kolb 2 years ago Are you treating that letter like it's real Check out the blog..."scoopertino"...it's uh...the "Onion" of Apple information. TimK, Director, Consultant Kolb Productions, Adobe Certified Instructor
AJA Kona LHI card by simon elsbury 2 years ago Wondering if anyone can help me. I have the knoa AJA LHi card, which takes in and out HDMI. I recently bought a HD freeview box in the hope to record from this box through the HDMI into FCP. Will this
Re: A Final Cutter Tries Out Premiere Pro by Tim Kolb 2 years ago Jiggy Gaton "It's things like this that make me leery of Adobe video apps, coupled with the facts that it took Adobe five (or more) incarnations of the video tools to make them stable. AME was a mess
Not understanding professional resolutions by Mike Garcia 2 years ago The sony f 23, a professional movie camera, shoots in full 1080p. But how does that look good in theaters due to it not being 2k or 4k I didn't know that there are camera's like the sony f 23 and pana
Re: Not understanding professional resolutions by Tim Kolb 2 years ago Hi Todd, I mentioned the film-throughout post theory because of your note in a post earlier in the thread: Todd Terry: "The only way to get really really high resolution (actually much much higher tha
How do I say it politely (re: watermark)? by Richard Herd 2 years ago Quick back story: I bid for a decent contract (shoot and edit) in December 2010. Here we are now planning the shoot for April 2011. Long process, lots of calls, lots of hand-holding and explaining...
Re: How do I say it politely (re: watermark)? by Tim Kolb 2 years ago Excellent input across the board on this topic...I've had to become a bit more restrictive on releasing material to clients myself. I've been looking at re-tooling my client proofing to work with an o
welcome back Ultra by Tim Kolb 3 years ago For those of you suffering from withdrawal... PPro CS5 has a new effect in the stable...and it's called Ultra.
Re: welcome back Ultra by Tim Kolb 2 years ago It's an effect inside Premiere Pro now...no longer a separate application. So...unfortunately, no. The preview you mention was only available from a FireWire input, so most of us with HDSDI or HDMI wo
See N Say in Tute Title... by Tim Kolb 2 years ago For what it's worth, LOVE the See N' Say toy in the tutorial title animation. TimK, Director, Consultant Kolb Productions,
Studio Colour by Marcus Hayward 3 years ago Sorry if this has been covered before but i have searched the forum and not found the answer im looking for: We are a Pro Audio Manufacturer, looking to make video tutorials in-house. We have lots of
Re: Studio Colour by Tim Kolb 3 years ago If you choose black curtains, be doubly sure your video camera has all its auto settings turned off...you'll not only need manual iris, but on some cameras you need to stop shutter speed and gain from
chroma subsampling question by Hector berrebi 3 years ago Hi, i have a question on a rather general topic.. i think this forum makes most sense for it been digging around quite a bit before i posted it and getting somewhat confusing information. hope this cl
Re: chroma subsampling question by Tim Kolb 3 years ago In super-deep compression geek terms, 4:2:0 is not structured the same way in every format as the sample can be obtained from any given pixel in the set, or it can be a created value based on some sor
Kona 3 Various Problems by Oliver Gwyther 3 years ago Hi all, I am hoping that someone could perhaps shed some light on a variety of problems we've been having with a Kona 3 card for the last 2 years. I've attempted to contact AJA support, but it seems t
Re: Kona 3 Various Problems by Tim Kolb 3 years ago The BM system was accurate with it's starting point then Is the amount of delay always the same TimK, Director, Consultant Kolb Productions,
Screen Recording for Training Video by clyde villegas 3 years ago I'm going to do a training video for my client's proprietary software. Budget is low and I don't have any client that has the same requirements. So investing in an expensive high-end software will not
Re: Prores 4444 - contrast shift color and FCP by Tim Kolb 3 years ago Aaron Berger "If you give Compressor a Black and white ProRes RGB file it may recognize the similarities between the RGB channels and save some space by encodinng in such a manner that reduces the fi
Re: Tiffen T1 IR filter by Tim Kolb 3 years ago Don Greening "Because it cuts down the available light by 9% whereas a UV protector filter is only 3%" Ah...I see. yes, I'm not doing event work, so the slight loss I noticed (I'm surprised that it's
KONA LSe CS4 upsidedown preview by Dave Evans 3 years ago Hi Folks I am jsut trying to set up an LSe board for SD use with CS4 on Windows Vista 64, driver version 4.2.1x64. the card seems to work fine with Machina software and even with vegas 9.0e. however w
Re: KONA LSe CS4 upsidedown preview by Tim Kolb 3 years ago This was a known issue with CS4, but i thought they took care of it pretty quickly...are these the newest drivers available for that card TimK, Director, Consultant Kolb Productions,
YUV420-RAW Data file. NoHeaderFile by Tarquin Douglas 3 years ago Hi, I have a 10 bit uncompressed AVI captured in on Premiere Black Magic at 23.98, 1920x1080 I need to trasncode this to a YUV420-RAW Data file. NoHeaderFile with a .yuv extension. I know Carbon Coder
Re: YUV420-RAW Data file. NoHeaderFile by Tim Kolb 3 years ago I always thought that Y'IQ was a specific bit of voodoo where the 33 degree off-axis calculation along the Quadrature and Inphase axes (after inverting them) reduced bandwidth by formatting the color
Re: Sharp RGBY by Tim Kolb 3 years ago Hi Bram, I desperately wanted to get to your booth at NAB and simply didn't get there. On the addition of the yellow "valve" (I assume the yellow is in the LCD matrix and is transmissive with the LED
EX-3 1080 24P is recording with 3:2 pulldown? by Jim Watt 3 years ago When the Ex-3 set at HQ 1080 24P is recording on S x S cards, is it recording with 3:2 pulldown or is it recording native 24P When I look at clip properties they say it is 23.98 fps. If I do a test in
Working Scarlet a "no show" at NAB by Mark Shepherd 3 years ago I had my hopes up and traveled to NAB to see and (hopefully) hold a fully realized and working version of the SCARLET but instead found some un working Scarlet "brains"secured under glass and unconfig
Re: Working Scarlet a "no show" at NAB by Tim Kolb 3 years ago Bob Z: "- but many feel that if there is no $5000 RED solution, then they will continue to work at McDonnalds until this camera is released." Well...that sounds like the two years leading up to the RE
Re: Corrupt XDCAM EX1 Clips -- Will Not Import by Tim Kolb 3 years ago I've only had a 'restore' warning twice since I've owned the camera, but I've done exactly what Craig is saying...then restore it...then I take it out and transfer it. I don't shoot with it until I've