Timeline Not Allowing stereo from sources by Max Carlson 10 years ago I have a sequence that is not showing me both channels on a stereo music clip that I have so I can't insert it into the sequence properly. It only sees a2, but not a1... But other sequences can see bo
Dv to digibeta by keith brooke 10 years ago I have a 2 hour documentary in FCP 7 at dv resolution 720x480 ready to color correct. Should I go to pro res. I need a digibeta master. What is the work flow setting for my final sequence 720x 480 or
Re: Dv to digibeta by Aaron Neitz 10 years ago If your video is final AS-IS simply lay off directly from DV timeline to Digibeta. Aja will take care of those 6 pixels. ProRes won't buy you anything at this point.
My least favorite sales technique by Nick Griffin 10 years ago It's that time of year again here in the Mid-Atlantic... Memorial Day weekend, time to open the pool. (Yea, yea I know California and Florida. Here in the colder climes we actually have to go without
OT - Digital Cinema Format Delivery by Max Frank 10 years ago Hi, I'm putting a budget together for a documentary for which I need to add a line-item for Academy eligibility screenings in NY & LA. I've included the Academy specs below. I understand a 35mm print
Re: OT - Digital Cinema Format Delivery by Aaron Neitz 10 years ago partial answer: it's just like getting a *real* certified Dolby encode for theatrical (or DTS or whatever). you need to find a lab that can specifically format your film into the D-Cinema standard. We
Converting highspeed footage back to 24fps by Mark Legg 10 years ago we shoot canon 7D created the proress files then conformed to 23.98 so they look overcranked. Now the director wants to see use the footage as if it were shot in 23.98. We speed the clips up to 200% i
FCP format War by john marino 10 years ago Hello all, I have footage from an XDCam and a P2 that I need to work in the same timeline. I have picked the P2 for my sequence settings (DVCPRO HD). Every time I move an XDCam Clip (HDV) I have to re
Re: The future of FCP by Aaron Neitz 10 years ago It would be Adobe's chance to shine. Or maybe Avid to stage a comeback. The only reason we left Avid was FCP provided a functional product at a fraction of the cost. If Avid had been more nimble we wo
1080P vs 1080psF by Andrew Dietz 10 years ago Is there a difference if I capture using 1080P or 1080psF easy setups What if I capture using 1080psF, but export using a sequence preset of 1080P The sequence presets for ProRes HQ 1080psF or 1080P a
Extremely long rendering times by Ben Curwin 10 years ago I am new to final cut pro and I am trying to make a music video with an audio track and 5 camera angles. Each angle is about 12gb is size and every time i try to make any edit (especially working with
Re: Extremely long rendering times by Aaron Neitz 10 years ago I believe Log and Transfer can now convert h264 into ProRes. Haven't used it though. You could use Compressor to batch convert everything. Or even exporting from the QT player 1 at a time.
Color Finesse and premultiplication error by Aaron Neitz 10 years ago I'm doing some greenscreen comping in AE cs4. I notice that if I use Color Finesse after Keylight it's causing a premultiplication error and I'm getting black lines on my key edges. Can't seem to find
Monitoring to SD by Naveen Mallikarjuna 10 years ago I posted this to an old thread, but realized a lot of people might not see it based on their viewing settings. So: I have an FCP project where the sequence is 1080p23.98. In the AJA control panel, whe
Re: Monitoring to SD by Aaron Neitz 10 years ago Correct sir. You need to be working in the "sf" version: 1080sf 23.98 that will downconvert to SD just fine.
Suggestions for indie film recording by Aaron Neitz 10 years ago Going to be shooting some "for fun" short films soon. We have access to a Canon 7D and want to go 2-system for better audio. Any suggestions for cheap(er) recording gear - or good places to start look
10bit Quicktimes @ 2180x720 super blocky by Aaron Neitz 10 years ago CS4 on a Mac (10.5.8) Exported a 1280x720 sequence as a 10bit uncompressed QT. Looks great in QT player. CS4 reads it as a VERy chunky blocky file.... looks like I'm in quarter proxy mode! Any thought
Monitoring split audio by Shane Ross 10 years ago OK...scenario... I have a show that has 9 tracks of audio. SPLIT tracks. 1&2 are a stereo pair, 3&4 are Mix-Music, 5&6 are music only, 7 is mono SFX, 8 is mono interview, 9 is mono narration. I set my
7.1 Drivers and AE CS4 by Aaron Neitz 10 years ago Just installed Kona 7.1 driver plus the 7.1 Adobe CS4 drivers, OS 10.5.8 After Effects CS4 is always displaying through Kona, even if it's set to Computer Monitor Only. It is also stuck trying to send
Time to change my email?... by Franklin McMahon 10 years ago I know Ron went through this, now I am deciding. My email has been on the web forever and I get thousands of spam messages each month. My mail program snags a lot but every time I check my mail I fee
Re: Time to change my email?... by Aaron Neitz 10 years ago Ryan Mast "I'd recommend just getting a good spam filter. My various email addresses have been on the web for years, and I funnel them all into a single Gmail account. Out of the 8,500 spam messages
roughen edges + credit roll = boiling edges by Aaron Neitz 11 years ago I have a credit roll that needs Roughen Edges The edges are boiling when the text moves - a previous thread described it as "flowing water" forums.creativecow.net thread 2 919843#919843 per that threa
need some mepg-imx converted by Aaron Neitz 11 years ago Hey folks I've got some stock footage from the CBC. It's in "Avid mpeg-imx" format. I discover they don't provide that codec in the free downloads unless you own an Avid "because of licensing issues."
anyone got an avid? need a favor by Aaron Neitz 11 years ago I've received some stock footage from the CBC. It's in "Avid mpeg-imx" format. I discover they don't provide that codec in the free downloads unless you own an Avid "because of licensing issues." Nat
Kona 3 output defaults to bars by John Christie 11 years ago Hey Folks Even though I change the default output of the Kona card to be black in the Aja control panel, it always changes back to color bars. It's a pain as I'm starting to get some burn in on my pla
How is the market out there? by Emre Tufekci S.O.A. 11 years ago Hello everyone, I am trying to get a feeling for what the market situation is like out there. I run a for a Production Post house full time for the DoD as a federal employee and have my own shop where
Re: How is the market out there? by Aaron Neitz 11 years ago I'm 100% with Shane. LA is a bloodbath. Lots of shops closed or closing. Editors out of work. Budgets are taking a NOSEDRIVE in commercial editorial. Now there's a ton of very talented artists milling
Handing over AE projects....? by Mark Burnstien 11 years ago Hi there I have been working with a production company creating a huge animated sequence for them. I am supposed to be delivering a single movie at the end for them to use. I have had an email from th
Re: Handing over AE projects....? by Aaron Neitz 11 years ago I've seen more and more of this happening in commercial post. And it's happening with BIG clients and BIG facilities. Clients are trying to save $$ everywhere and think they can stiff the senior artis
stealing Close Caption info from HD by Aaron Neitz 11 years ago The old trick on digibeta was to digitize the Close Captioned tape, and composite the top line (21 I believe) onto your master picture. Does the the same hold for HD Uncharted waters for me.
Flanders Scientific Monitor and Kona 3 by Bob Zelin 11 years ago Well, Walter Biscardi was right. I saw the Flanders Scientific 17" and 24" LCD monitor at an AJA Kona 3 client today. They had a LOT of standard def media, and they had an old Sony PVM-20M4U in the ro
Clients wants to copyright my FCP file by Maria Cooper 11 years ago Hello all, I did a memorial slideshow for a client, she wants the project file and copyright it. She wrote a song had it professionally produced, recorded and wants to market memorial slideshows using
Re: Clients wants to copyright my FCP file by Aaron Neitz 11 years ago That is a curious thought. Obviously the end product (the video and the song) are easily copyrighted.... but can you copyright the 'exact' steps you used to attain that video like if you had the photo
LoG VS. LINEAR 0-1023 by Rand Gamble 11 years ago Hello fellow colorist. I am new to the 2k world and had some questions regarding LOG vs. Linear. I am trying to understand exactly what they are and what has the most information to grade with. The fi
Re: LoG VS. LINEAR 0-1023 by Joseph Owens 11 years ago Like Jobs says about Bluray, it opens a bag of hurt. First, the RED is a linear device, so going through all the hoops of negotiating a synthesized log workflow (especially for an 8-bit HDCam output)
HDLink 2 problems with 23.98sf and HDMI by Aaron Neitz 11 years ago I'm trying to use an HDLINK 2 as an SDI to DVI HMDI converter for a consumer Panasonic plasma. We're working in 1080 23.98sf. But the TV won't recognize the signal coming from the HDLINK at this setti
Re: HDLink 2 problems with 23.98sf and HDMI by Aaron Neitz 11 years ago An engineer I ran into in LA says he tested the Dreamcolor and found it pretty horrible.... they couldn't get it to match the color on a CRT. Eizo however make GREAT little LCD's. We use them on our F
Scaling an image: (technical question) by Jason Diebler 11 years ago I know that in FCP, when you move the position of an image (movie, png, etc.) on the y-axis by odd numbers (1, 3, -5, etc.) you get a poorer result in image quality due to shifted field lines. For bes
Re: Scaling an image: (technical question) by Chris Borjis 11 years ago Sean ONeil "FCP 6 has three different quality settings for scaling. Is "best" bicubic I'd love it if someone knew definitively." if it was bicubic it would scale a lot better. all 3 settings act like
decklink popping audio by Darren Jonusas 12 years ago I'm hearing a strange thing, sort of a 'phut phut phut' on audio. Sounds like an audio sample rate problem but is only apparent on the Decklink audio output. Comes and goes intermittently. Not there i
Re: decklink popping audio by Aaron Neitz 12 years ago Yeah.... it's a known problem. Has been doing that same thing to me for MONTHS. I'm still on 5.4 drivers myself, so I see they haven't fixed it @ 6.4 either.
HD to SD downcovert doesn't work in 6.3 by Aaron Neitz 13 years ago I'm a little late to the game because 5.2 drivers were solid...but they had problems with AE v8. Now I'm getting a jittery mess - frames jumping all over the place - on 720 23.9 footage played at "bla
OT: Old Avid's / Parts by Aaron Neitz 13 years ago I know this isn't the classified forum, but we have 4 systems of old school Avid MC 7.1 that we're getting rid of. 1 working system, and lots of peripherals that work too. Given how cheap a Xpress Pro
Xpress Pro and Film Editing by Aaron Neitz 13 years ago We've got 1 lone Avid editor in house, works on Xpress Pro (4.8.2 on mac, upgrading to 5.5 soon). Feature film project is coming in.... I learned my chops on Avid, but have been a Final Cut editor and
Does Final Cut Pro 6 hurt you AVID guys? by Richard Martz 13 years ago I've been listening to all the buzz coming out of NAB about Apple's latest FCP 6 with all the new PRO features. They included the $25K Final Touch Color Correction program in the FCP bundle for $1300.
HDLink by Xandros 13 years ago We are preparing new edit suite based on MacPro FCP BM HDpro 444 + HDLink + DELL 2407. As we will mostly work features and some PAL programmes can anyone help how HDLink doing sync with 60Hz LCD for P