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steve knattress

30 year experienced online/offline linear/non linear broadcast editor and degree level engineer
Member Since:
August 16th 2006
225 Posts
100 posts
Location:
London
Content Browser 2.0
by Ian Cook 1 year ago
JFYI, we recently posted Content Browser 2.0 with support for the new XAVC codecs. Note that 2.0 has a different activation requirement-- you will need a serial # supplied with the camera or else purc
Re: Content Browser 2.0
by steve knattress 3 months ago
Yes I was ML Strange that "old" xdcam transfer works! It is very confusing loading all the xdcam software for avid, FCP, and adobe, as well as drivers, on the mac Thanks for your quick reply.
io XT/FCP 7/Mavericks? Anybody try?
by Christopher S. Johnson 6 months ago
AJA iO XT, Final Cut Pro 7 (seven), and Mavericks. I would love to hear if anybody tries this combo. Yes, I understand it's early and risky and AJA has announced nothing. This does not curb curiosity.
Re: io XT/FCP 7/Mavericks? Anybody try?
by steve knattress 4 months ago
Aja io tx any idea of when io drivers for avid mc7.03 and mavericks will be available Anyone using the new avid with aja What problems do you have Is it useable Steve
extract and splice in without using mouse
by Mike Jeffs 5 months ago
I for some reason can think of how to do this the right way. I would like to mark a in and out point to a section of segments (all the tracks) then extract that potion, rippling all my edits to fill t
Re: extract and splice in without using mouse
by steve knattress 4 months ago
Try alt-x to extract to source monitor, then move to position and command- v to insert source material ( with appropriate patching) Source remains so can place at multiple locations.
AMC7 Very slow start, initializing streams manager. Checked CC forums, still unresolved.
by Jimmy See 5 months ago
Hi, I'm trying to find out why only recently AMC 7 started to launch extremely slowly once it hit the initialising streams manager stage of the splash screen. There are many postings, mainly around th
Re: AMC7 Very slow start, initializing streams manager. Checked CC forums, still unresolved.
by steve knattress 4 months ago
The LAN feed is the problem I have not found what avid is looking for but disconnecting (either physically or in software) the network during avid boot "solves" the problem. Been with me since mc v6 S
Can I capture 1080HD footage into an already started SD project?
by Dean Fragola 5 months ago
Hello, I have a AVID MC6.5 project that was started in SD video (on a Canon XL2 camera in 24p mode) ... and I have quite a bit of it already edited ... But now I was to add in some sexy, sharp, crisp
Re: Can I capture 1080HD footage into an already started SD project?
by steve knattress 5 months ago
Just change your project settings to the appropriate HD, then the capture tool will offer hd resolutions dependent on the HD format. Capture then change back to sd, you can then insert the HD material
Peaking levels on imported music.
by Dave Po 5 months ago
Hey guys, I need some help understanding what's going on in Premiere with audio levels. When I import an mp3 or wav music track to my timeline and play it unmodified with no other audio channels it wi
Re: Peaking levels on imported music.
by steve knattress 5 months ago
CDs record at the highest level they can get away with whatever the genre, so as to get the best S N I usually find reducing the music import by 12db is a good start. Steve
News: AJA Control Room Software Now in Public Beta
by Cow News Droid 7 months ago
Cross-Platform Software for Ingest, Playback and Output, including VTR Control (Amsterdam, The Netherlands--September 13, 2013) IBC Conference Stand 7.F11 - AJA Video Systems today announced a public
Re: News: AJA Control Room Software Now in Public Beta
by steve knattress 5 months ago
What codecs does it support Would love to be able to use xdcam HD @ 50mbs
MC7 background transcode and relink workflow
by Mike Jeffs 7 months ago
I'm not sure what i am doing wrong. I am testing MC7s background transcode options and I can't seem to relink to the new footage. here is what i am doing. I have AMA linked in a clip from a DSLR. I th
Re: MC7 background transcode and relink workflow
by steve knattress 7 months ago
I have a similar problem where avid mc7.02 thinks that my 1080p25 clips are 24.98 fps (pal land) The AMA clips have a green dot when edited into my 25 fps timeline, how do I transcode these as avid "t
The Sequence or one of its source elements too long to be played
by David Powell 7 months ago
Is the error I'm getting with some Ama'd 5d footage. Anyone seen this before I imported a synced aaf from PE3 if it matters. MC7 2011 iMac 3.4
Re: The Sequence or one of its source elements too long to be played
by steve knattress 7 months ago
The trouble is that it us not meant to be mixed frame rate but true 25fps. FCP QT show as 25' it's avid which shiows as 24.98. In mc6.5 the above console command forced avid to see it as 25, but as I
Quickest way to "extend" edit
by Adam White 8 months ago
Gradually making the move away from FCP7 to Avid. After some initial frustrations and plenty of "WTF" moments - which still crop up - I am starting to get into the Media Composer groove and for certai
Re: Quickest way to "extend" edit
by steve knattress 8 months ago
I also suggest you look at head and tail, I use this feature all of the time. One time saving use fir extend us if you have multiple tracks you want to all start end at the same time, an extend on all
Can I playback something while still recording?
by Chris Vargas 8 months ago
I'm posting this to the io forum since we have an ioXT at our disposal, but if anyone can figure out a different way of doing this (or a different forum to post to that would be more appropriate), ple
Re: Can I playback something while still recording?
by steve knattress 8 months ago
We do it with live sport events recorded into our Isis all of the time on our avids. Not sure how sophisticated you need to get with present hardware Steve
Error Code 20-217 Sony U2
by steve knattress 11 months ago
I am editing on an OB and suddenly my U2 is flashing an error code when I insert an optical disc, which does not "lace", I am able to eject the disc from both the desktop and the front "eject" button
Re: Error Code 20-217 Sony U2
by steve knattress 11 months ago
Thanks for the quick reply. What does that mean It will not mount any disk that I have tried, just immediately gives the error. Is there anything that can be done in the field or does it have to go aw
Avid Symphon 6.5.2 getting stuck at startup
by Andy Field 1 year ago
Anyone experience this no a solution Avid Symphony 6.5.2 on a Mac Retina Powerbook System 10.7.5 plenty of ram - gets stuck on start up at the point where it says Initializing Avid Media Access Volume
Re: Avid Symphon 6.5.2 getting stuck at startup
by steve knattress 11 months ago
Just upgraded to 6.5 from 6.0.3, on mbp 10.8, both have the long delay when booting up while it looks for media files! I now pull out the LAN ethernet lead whilst it boots (quickly) and reconnect once
Stand alone use
by steve knattress 11 months ago
I needed to embed analogue audio into an Sdi stream with upgraded aja HD express system, to feed my avid ( Sdi only in) Dug out old v4hd, a use at last! I found that selecting menu items in stand alon
Re: Stand alone use
by steve knattress 11 months ago
Not sure it's worth it as I don't use it for any of my editing needs now. ( Use aja io xt) Just wondered if there was a known firmware problem. I haven.'t used the standalone feature before. Not a pro
Slow xdcam mounting U2 to AMA
by steve knattress 11 months ago
Yesterday I had a steady flow of a live sport event recorded on 23 gb optical xdcam discs from 3 cameras. I needed only a couple of shots of each ( nearly full) disk. On inserting the disc the u2 driv
Re: Slow xdcam mounting U2 to AMA
by Ian Cook 11 months ago
any Antivirus software running on the system you should not be seeing these kinds of mounting transfer times. also make sure you are running vfam 4.01 with the concurrent firmware version, OR the reco
Audio Punchin
by steve knattress 11 months ago
I have just had Lots of problems editing using an old mojo with latest PC's (firewire problem) windows 7 and MC5.5. (recording onto edit share) I had to go back to the old mojo at a clients for an SD
AJA io express and audio punchin
by steve knattress 1 year ago
Yesterday I was working at a facility which have recently upgraded their edit suites to SDI (SD)HD and use new PCs with MC5.5 together with new aja io express. ( pci card ) This comes up in the Media
Re: AJA io express and audio punchin
by steve knattress 11 months ago
Lots of problems editing using old mojo with latest PC's (firewire problem) windows 7 and MC5.5 many (io) crashes and blue screens. What are people using to get analogue audio into an avid using an aj
Edit P2 from HVX 200
by Amir Abed 12 months ago
Hi everyone, I'm doing my first project with P2 from an HVX using Avid Media Composer 5. I'm trying to figure out how to import or AMA the footage. Everything I read says I need to "install the correc
Re: Edit P2 from HVX 200
by steve knattress 11 months ago
Media should not be stored on the system drive. I have external ( fast, raid, thunderbolt and FireWire, not USB) drives. The avid media folder is at the top level where it stores imported, consolidate
Standalone Mixer for FCP7
by David Page 1 year ago
Can anyone suggest a basic standalone four channel mixer I can use with FCP 7 insteasd of the virtual mixer (requires too much click and grab time) Thanks
Re: Standalone Mixer for FCP7
by steve knattress 12 months ago
search for using an ipad with fcp. can use the iad as a virtual mixer, using lemur app Steve
AJA Control Room?
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 1 year ago
Was thinking about this when I did a project a couple weeks ago that had me ingesting tape, uprezing, and mixing SD with HD and switching settings back and forth. Any updates on when AJA Control Room
Re: AJA Control Room?
by steve knattress 1 year ago
Was it released, or mentioned at NAB
TouchEdit for the iPad
by Rick Lang 1 year ago
Here is the article in the COW Tutorial forum about the iPad editor: http: magazine.creativecow.net article touchedit-app-brings-pro-editing-to-the-ipad Lots of limitations currently but plans are to
Re: TouchEdit for the iPad
by steve knattress 1 year ago
There is an interesting article at http: postpost.tv 2011 09 fcpxml where Jonathan is creating xml manually. He adds a %20 for a space in file names, perhaps that what adobe etc do Steve
Sony HVR-V1U Question
by Benjamin Fields 1 year ago
After weeks of research and discovering the HVR-V1U to be the camera for me, I found out that only still photos can be saved on the memory card and not video. Is this true If so, how big of a hurdle i
Re: Sony HVR-V1U Question
by Benjamin Fields 1 year ago
Is it really worth the $500+ price tag just to get the MRU Is there another camera that shoots on flash drive that you would recommend instead ($1500-3000)
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Does V4HD work with Premiere Pro CS6 for Mac
by Marty Hankins 1 year ago
Does V4HD work with Premiere Pro CS6 for Mac. I am changing from FCP7 to Premiere Pro CS6 and would love to not have to buy another interface. I am sure many people are in the same V4HD boat.
Re: Does V4HD work with Premiere Pro CS6 for Mac
by steve knattress 1 year ago
which versions of the software I thought that FW connection to MC was "dead" as of V6
Xdcam hd422 problem
by steve knattress 1 year ago
Has any one else had problems with xdcam ex hd422 footage shot with pmw500 cameras I inherited a programme where the footage had been transferred using sony log and transfer on a MBP into a FCP7 1080i
Re: Xdcam hd422 problem
by steve knattress 1 year ago
Can anyone confirm that their SxS xdcam ex hd422 imports into fcp7 1080i50 without any " problems" using a Mbp Thanks Steve
Interlace problems
by steve knattress 1 year ago
Sorry another interlace-ish problem, I have posted this in the sony ex forum but got no reply. Has any one else had problems with 1080i50 xdcam ex hd422 footage shot with pmw500 cameras I inherited a
Re: Interlace problems
by steve knattress 1 year ago
Thanks for your reply, as I said the vision problem was also on a broadcast monitor in 100% play. ( this was in a broadcast facility, Mac Pro and kona card) monitored on two broadcast monitors. The ca
Want a control surface/editing console for FCP under $100?
by Jeff Chow 1 year ago
I'm working on a project to make control surfaces for FCP (and Premiere, Resolve, Lightroom etc.) accessible to all as an app on iPods iPhones iPads. There's no way I know everything, so I'm asking yo
Re: Want a control surface/editing console for FCP under $100?
by steve knattress 1 year ago
Hands on Mixing with an iPad Part 2 Avid Media Composer In ... blog.robertsalsbury.com ... hands-on-mixing-with-an-ipad-part-2-avi... 9 Feb 2012 This isn't quite as elegant as the FCP solution, for se
Voice Over problems with FCP VO tool
by Gary Boland 1 year ago
I recently upgrade to an Intel Mac pro dual core. (Had a G5) I m still editing with FCP.6.0.6. I cannot use my FCP VO tool on this computer thus far. I keep getting general error . I m guessing it s a
Re: Voice Over problems with FCP VO tool
by steve knattress 1 year ago
What input are you using for your mike onto your iMac
XDCAM Utility software issues.
by Sarah Bright 2 years ago
Hi guys... I'm having compatibility issues with the U1 Utility software, Driver Version: 2.3.1 Firmware Version: 2.450 And the XDCAM Drive Utility, Driver Version: 3.1.1 We recycled all our XDCAM disc
Re: XDCAM Utility software issues.
by steve knattress 2 years ago
Thank you Ian the new mac driver. I formatted my XDCAM disc without any problem ( also a firmware update for the U2) I tried a quick AMA access and consolidate to HD from MC 6.0.3. This seemed to be O
have I been a bad boy ?
by Bob Zelin 2 years ago
My last two posts (without hysteria) are being "moderated". Did I do something wrong Bob Zelin
Re: have I been a bad boy ?
by steve knattress 2 years ago
Dare I say "me too" Bob Looks like there may be a problem or we have both done something bad Steve
Some threads not showing up?
by Walter Soyka 2 years ago
There are a few threads that I can see on the mobile version but which do not appear in the forum's thread list in the regular version. Here's an example: http: forums.creativecow.net thread 2 1015300
Re: Some threads not showing up?
by steve knattress 2 years ago
Where is this setting I cannot see it in my profile Also I seem to have started being moderated. Steve
V4HD as embedder
by Jeff Stroming 2 years ago
I am wondering if the V4HD can embed 8 channels of XLR audio on an HD-SDI signal. I would want to input 8x XLR inputs, as well as the HD-SDI with no audio, and combine and output them to one single HD
Re: V4HD as embedder
by steve knattress 2 years ago
I can see on the website that ipad control is available on cuemix for some motu products but I can't see v4hd mentioned Is There a specific cuemix to enable this I have lemur which can output OSC and
aja tv hdmi output
by steve knattress 2 years ago
i have an aja io xt (thunderbolt) connected to an hdmi monitor with latest software firmware on an early 2011 mbp. (os10.8) I have an xdcam ex (35mb 1080i50) timeline which plays fine from fcp7, but a
Re: aja tv hdmi output
by steve knattress 2 years ago
Thank you for your quick reply, i obviously got confused by the following in the manual! Playback formats supported by Io Express include: DVCPRO HD DV25 DV50 SD Uncompressed Apple ProRes 422 HD SD (M
SxS and the new MBP 15" Retina
by Jim Cunningham 2 years ago
I will probably upgrade laptops to the new Retina MBP 15"(for field editing)but am waiting for the infrastructure to catch up. The older MBP had Express 34 ports, the new one only SD, USB 3 & TBolt. A
Re: SxS and the new MBP 15" Retina
by steve knattress 2 years ago
Does it work to read SxS cards with AMA on an avid or Log and transfer on fcp any one tried to see if it can use the current drivers on a mac Steve
sdi embedded audio 2 frames off
by Steven Sanders 6 years ago
Ok, here we go: When I batch capture footage for the drama show I'm editing, every now and then the audio comes 2 frames too fast. We use a clapper, so it's not a playback issue: frame by frame I can
Re: follow up : sdi embedded audio 2 frames off
by steve knattress 2 years ago
Did any one get a solution to this I'm editing tape XDCAM onto HDCAM (HDW 2000) and am finding that all of my edits are 2 frames late (on out and in) This is with a sony BVE2000 with the correct VTR c
Cumbersome License & Registration Process
by John Grote, Jr. 2 years ago
Am I the only one that thinks that the Process of Buying and then waiting for that code and then having to have another code is quite cumbersome And of course I sent my request after 5pm for the code
Re: Cumbersome License & Registration Process
by steve knattress 2 years ago
The problem I had was after purchasing the continuum boxed set, each application has to be downloaded and authorised separately. They all have very similar names! As I have CS6 ( and CS5.5) , Avid MC6
V4HD and SD ProRes 422
by steve knattress 2 years ago
Hi Dave, this might be a silly question I have just migrated my mbp to a new i7 laptop pro so plenty of power. (GRAIDed media on Express Card FW800, V4HD on internal FW800 early 2011 i7 mbp w 8Mb memo
Re: V4HD and SD ProRes 422
by steve knattress 2 years ago
Frankly i've give up and now have an aja box.
Slow P2 ingest in Prelude CS6
by Kyle Fordrung 2 years ago
Hi guys - long-time lurker, relatively new to posting here. So, I just recently upgraded to an HD workflow with my purchase of a used HVX200. So, when I first read through the features and specs for A
Re: Slow P2 ingest in Prelude CS6
by steve knattress 2 years ago
That would be useful, I don't at present import many P2 files mainly XDCAM and H264 from a camera card. Each edit application PP, MC, FCP is able to import link in different ways, i'm just not certain
Editshare field 3TB
by steve knattress 2 years ago
Has anyone any experience of this piece of kit in as the name suggests "in the field" with say 3 seats How would having one be different to using a new thunderbolt drive, working in separate projects
Re: Editshare field 3TB
by steve knattress 2 years ago
FYI from one of your collegues. Thanks for your enquiry about the Field Unit. Unfortunately the Field is now end of life and will not take the latest V6.1.2.13 EditShare Upgrade that would be needed t
MacPro Early 2008 shutdowns
by oscar de la calle 2 years ago
Hello!! Has anyone experienced shutdowns in this model When I push the start button, machine shutdown immediately after 3 seconds. In an AppleStore exchange power suply unit, start button and power ch
Re: MacPro Early 2008 shutdowns
by steve knattress 2 years ago
Have you looked at your battery I had a 2008 mbp model which started giving me non responsive track etc. The battery cell pack had swelled and was shorting out under the keyboard. Steve
Boris Continuum Complete Fx Plug 8
by Neil Stoddart 2 years ago
Any news on the awaited release of the BCC FX Plug 8 for FCP X and Motion 5. . . Why so much silence over this. .. . Please advise.
Re: Boris Continuum Complete Fx Plug 8
by steve knattress 2 years ago
will this plugin also work with the new CS6 I have just installed CS6 (I already have CS5.5 where all the BCC plugins are available) non in CS6! If we have the complete BC AE8 (etc with plugins for Av
event browser sort
by Mark Coffey 2 years ago
Does X force the event browser to sort by date (shot, created, transcoded, whatever). Fortunately in 10.03 one can modify the date so I do not have to have different shots separated out because the we
Re: event browser sort
by steve knattress 2 years ago
I have some files shot this year ( they have correct 2012 dates.) I have an event which I have called imaginitavely called "POV_HD 2012" into which I have imported the linked files. (looking in the br
Video Playback from Premiere Pro 5 to MOTU V4HD
by Steve Cearley 2 years ago
Hi All, I just purchased a MOTU V4HD. I have been able to get it to capture Video to the PC and to display video (HD1080i) to a monitor attached to the HDMI port on the V4hd. What I can not seem to ge
Re: Video Playback from Premiere Pro 5 to MOTU V4HD
by steve knattress 2 years ago
bump... or the soon to be released V6
Watch out! 10.0.4 upgrade warning...
by David Battistella 2 years ago
Installed the 10.0.4 upgrade. Some old projects will not upload and will not load. If I unmount the drive, there are no problems creating new projects. A whole set of projects will not load and this i
Re: Watch out! 10.0.4 upgrade warning...
by steve knattress 2 years ago
On past upgrades a problem I had was that x decided that it did not like my referenced mp4 files ( from a POV.HD head cam.) QT was fine with them ( as was every other editing application I possessed i
PDW-U1 Data Storage
by Joe Biscotti 5 years ago
Am I misreading the release notes for ver 2.2.1 where it states that "User data (files Other than XDCAM AV files) can be recorded on professional disc as PC data via the USB interface. This allows pro
Re: PDW-U2 Data Storage
by steve knattress 2 years ago
sorry to reply to myself but I have found the problem: "The maximum number of files that can be created on a disc is 5,000 for single-layer discs, 6,000 for dual-layer discs, and 20,000 for quad-layer
PDW-U2 on a MacPro with a USB 3.0 card installed?
by Tim Selander 2 years ago
Wanting to buy a PDW USB drive to use with our Avid Media Composers on OSX MacPro towers. Even though the Macs don't have native USB 3 support (yet ever ) it still seems smarter to buy the newer, fast
Re: PDW-U2 on a MacPro with a USB 3.0 card installed?
by steve knattress 2 years ago
I am also looking to use a PDW-U2 with a macbookpro 17" so I have the option of using the express34 slot with a USB3 adaptor. There seem to be at least 3 available: sonnet, Lacie, and Caldigit. Sonnet
Vectorscope/Over-Saturation Detection Plugin?
by Cody Walters 2 years ago
I have 3 SVHS tapes I have captured in Final Cut and I'm curious if there is a plug-in that can detect extreme amounts of color on the vector scope and mark the peaks in the time time. I ask because I
Re: Vectorscope/Over-Saturation Detection Plugin?
by steve knattress 2 years ago
I believe there are some boris plugins for AE that will do this, So I assume that they may be available for FCP Steve
Is FCP7 compatible with OSX 10x 10.7.3?
by Claude Lyneis 2 years ago
I am making the transition from an old iMac 7,1 to a new 27in iMac. The new one is running 10.7.3 a new upgrade. My first try with Final Cut Pro 7 gave me a message check with compatibility of softwar
Re: Is FCP7 compatible with OSX 10x 10.7.3?
by steve knattress 2 years ago
FYI though some people are having trouble with 10.7.3 and avid MC6.0.1 so if you have both on your machine... Steve
autosave in FCPX 10.0.3
by Ben Scott 2 years ago
does anyone know if this autosave function is turned on in snow leopard wanting to update to lion as late as possible as hearing bad things about it at the moment also is there any autosave dialog box
Re: autosave in FCPX 10.0.3
by steve knattress 2 years ago
If it recorded multiple versions with dates, it could almost be Avid's attic.
FCP 10.0.3 Memory Issue
by David Burch 2 years ago
I was wondering if anyone else was having a similar issue to what I'm experiencing. I upgraded as soon as the update came out, and started working on a client project that I've been working on for the
Re: FCP 10.0.3 Memory Issue
by steve knattress 2 years ago
What sort of media are you using Does it load into a "clean" fcp I had a problem after the upgrade to 10.0.1 where for some reason it would not read my H624 files generated from a VIO POV.hd and input
V4HD and Lion
by Randall Packer 3 years ago
Is the V4HD now compatible with Lion or will there be an update coming soon Mac Pro 8-core, 6 Gb Ram, AJA Kona LHe, Apogee Ensemble Mac Pro 4-core, 12 Gb Ram, MOTU V4HD
Re: V4HD and Lion
by steve knattress 2 years ago
Thanks Dave, but I did point out the problem in August and the bug has only just be acknowledged. I suspect no one will be using FCP7 by the time its fixed. Any development with the XDCam replay (fiel


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