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Aaron Star

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Stutter after render - makes no sense
by Peter Frank 1 week ago
Using Vegas Pro 13 Original file plays smooth as silk. For Project Properties, I use "Match MEdia Settings" and select my original file. To render, I use "Match project settings" to find templates tha
Re: Stutter after render - makes no sense
by Aaron Star 3 days ago
I do not want to comment on ripped DVD material. I use Vegas to create original content.
Vegas 14 with new Ryzen 9 (16 core CPU)
by Steve Miller 1 week ago
Building a new system. Had decided to go with the new Ryzen 8 core processor, when the news of the 16 core coming up this summer. Should I wait I have ready mixed returns about going over 8 core with
Re: Vegas 14 with new Ryzen 9 (16 core CPU)
by Aaron Star 1 week ago
NT (which is what all versions of Windows is actually, just now at version 9) will use all the cores and HT cores to its advantage. How Magix effectively utilizes the resources is another thing. Vegas
RAW into Vegas 13?
by John Perez 1 week ago
Can i work with RAW. Dng files in V 13 HP Intel(R) Core i-7 CPU 950 @3.07G 3.07 RAM: 8 Gigs 64 Bit Op System As always thanks so much to you guys...Johnny In Orlando
Re: RAW into Vegas 13?
by Aaron Star 1 week ago
I think its best to use Adobe or Raw Therapee to process the raw images, then export to .EXR, .png, or even JPEG. Then import into Vegas as an image sequence.
44Khz audio - will this work as soundtrack to video, or should it be 48Khz
by Steve Hart 3 weeks ago
I have some video, without sound, and I need to add a soundtack. The audio is in 44Khz format. Is it ok to use, or should it be in 48Khz format - I don't really understand the difference between the 2
Re: 44Khz audio - will this work as soundtrack to video, or should it be 48Khz
by Aaron Star 3 weeks ago
I would add that you can use 44KHz with 48KHz just fine. If your project settings are 48KHz, vegas will auto convert the 44Khz media to the final output. Audio KHz and bit depth (16-24) is much like v
Size of mp4 for 60 minute video? (720p)
by Gilles Gagnon 4 weeks ago
Hi folks, I'm working on a project using SVP12 which will result in a 60 minute video (approximate ). This .mp4 file will be copied onto hundreds of USB sticks for sale distribution. I have 4 question
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Re: Size of mp4 for 60 minute video? (720p)
by Aaron Star 3 weeks ago
I think the reason people struggle to tell you some specific number is because compression varies due to motion and changes in the video work. Low motion will compress better, high motion will need mo
Reinstall of Sony Vegas Pro 13
by Brian Pettepiece 3 weeks ago
My last hard drive died so I had to reinstall Vegas Pro 13 on a new Windows 7 installation. I'm trying to register but the registration process hangs at "Now contacting the server and processing your
Re: Reinstall of Sony Vegas Pro 13
by Aaron Star 3 weeks ago
Pretty sure Magix will help with this. Call them.
Most Optimized Hard Drive Setup for Vegas Pro?
by Mohak Arora 4 weeks ago
Hi I'm planning to build a new PC (AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU) with primary purpose of video editing with Vegas Pro. For that I want to know the optimized Hard Drive Setup for maximum performance and reliab
Re: Most Optimized Hard Drive Setup for Vegas Pro?
by Aaron Star 3 weeks ago
Forgot to add. If you go M2 NVME mode, the whole boot drive is sort of passe. The IO on the M2 drive is so high that the reasons for doing a stand alone boot drive are a thing of the past. It comes do
Vegas 10 - Is It Finally Dead?
by Bl Render 3 weeks ago
i have sony vegas movie studio hd platinum version 10.0 (build 179) and win7 pro 64-bit. (yes, i'm an amateur.) i used to have my vegas on my XP machine for... many many years. i installed it to a win
Re: Vegas 10 - Is It Finally Dead?
by Aaron Star 3 weeks ago
So if you are only doing movie studio, why not just upgrade to the latest version Instead of trying to figure out why some old software will not work on what you have going. The latest version is avai
Vertical Video: Just say No!
by Ned Miller 6 months ago
ADMIN NOTE: This thread began in Creative COW's Business & Marketing forum, but since this topic also cuts across shooting, editing, and distribution, we thought it'd be fun to open the discussion up
Re: Vertical Video: Just say No!
by Aaron Star 6 months ago
The way "Mr Robot" is shot, it could just as well be vertical framed. Although all the extra space is somehow "new," even though 20 years ago they would have fired the DP. I guess that is in response
Monitor recommendations request
by Suzin Daly 11 months ago
I would like to get, if possible, recommendations for monitors. I am using Canon Mark 5D III and will be using Canon C100 II in a few months. I am on the beginner side. I have had some wonderful recom
Re: Monitor recommendations request
by Aaron Star 10 months ago
This may not have been worded right. Most Canon DSLRs will kill the HDMI when you hit record, and record to the internal card. You are correct when you say that monitor and external recorder are the s
Hardware Encoder on OSX
by Aaron Star 11 months ago
Does anyone have VCE or Quicksync encoding working with wirecast on OSX The encoding laptop is a retina mac with and i7, m370x, and Intel Iris pro GPUs.
Re: Hardware Encoder on OSX
by Craig Seeman 10 months ago
You will see an encoder setting options called "Apple." That is IntelQuickSync on Mac.
Ultimate camera car?
by Mark Suszko 11 months ago
https: www.facebook.com tvsupercinema videos 1284252901633358 pnref=story It's called the Blackbird.
Re: Ultimate camera car?
by Aaron Star 11 months ago
Love this. What a great solution to a problem.
Why is 24 fps the "be-all, end-all" frame rate at which stories should be told? Why not 30 fps?
by Vic Noseworthy 5 years ago
Hi cinema folks, I've always wondered why 24 fps is purported to be the only way to create a true, cinematic feel in filmmaking. I understand that it evolved that way, for whatever reason; but why is
Re: Why is 24 fps the "be-all, end-all" frame rate at which stories should be told? Why not 30 fps?
by Aaron Star 12 months ago
I think 60p is the new 24. You have an entire generations of gamer types that see 60p+ as the way to view action in video, and the rest will just follow like lemmings.
Expensive, high end cameras + Atomos Ninja 2....why?
by Duke Sweden 12 months ago
I just bought a Ninja 2 to use with my Nikon D5500. While doing some research about the Ninja 2 I noticed that 95% of the videos on youtube and vimeo have to do with the Ninja 2 and high end cameras l
Re: Expensive, high end cameras + Atomos Ninja 2....why?
by Aaron Star 12 months ago
I believe it must have to do with recording to a specific format that does not need to be converted. For example: Arri - records to ArriRAW and Prores, where as the ninja would allow you to record str
Wait for it......
by Mark Suszko 12 months ago
Wait for it.... https: www.youtube.com watch v=TjSxVBW3Vx8
Re: Wait for it......
by Aaron Star 12 months ago
And like the people over a Nokia were famous for saying about the drop test. "That dude is going to need a new phone..."
DXL Panavision
by Aaron Star 12 months ago
There is a new 8K camera released by Panavision this week. Mainly it looks like Panavision has rolled their own version of the RED Dragon 8K camera. http: www.hollywoodreporter.com behind-screen panav
Re: DXL Panavision
by Warren Eig 11 months ago
No, actually if you read about it, Light Iron developed the color science. Red makes the sensor and the RAW data. There are a bunch of articles you can read on line. It's very interesting how they dev
canon 50mm STM lens, manual focus
by Eric Mac 12 months ago
Hey, I think I am posting in the correct spot for this. Heres whats up, I recently got a EF 50mm STM as my first lens for my EOSM. Just kinda starting out and from my research both of these are viable
Re: canon 50mm STM lens, manual focus
by Aaron Star 12 months ago
You will habe to just do some tests on your own, but my guess is lenses from that Era used a servo to turn the manual gears. Today they do it the opposite way, and the ring tells the servo how much to
Shooting music video with DSLR... how can I make syncing easier and more accurate?
by Jon Melot 12 months ago
Hello all, I recently recorded a music video with a handful of DSLR cameras. I learned a TON with the first shoot and am now preparing for the second shoot. One of the things I need to figure out bett
Re: Shooting music video with DSLR... how can I make syncing easier and more accurate?
by Aaron Star 12 months ago
Timecode slate is how most sync multiple cameras. Slate has running TC via a display, that is synced to the audio playback TC. Most pro editing software will sync your tracks automatically via TC. Eac
Tips on reflectors and bounced light for indoors filmmaking?
by Juan Ayala 12 months ago
I want to shoot a short film inside an apartment with drapes open (not shooting against the windows). Since the budget is nearly zero, I was thinking about bouncing day light instead of using cheap or
Re: Tips on reflectors and bounced light for indoors filmmaking?
by Aaron Star 12 months ago
Most will rent or buy 4x4 Cinema grade reflectors on stands, then bounce light in thru the windows. These rigs keep the bounce stable in light breezes. These also come in Mirror, which work great with
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Canon 70D - Noisy footage @ ISO 100 [Outdoors]
by Gary Allen 12 months ago
I've been trying to solve this problem for a while now, however I cannot seem to figure out what I am doing wrong. Let's cut to the chase. For a while now, I've noticed lots of grain in my footage, es
Re: Canon 70D - Noisy footage @ ISO 100 [Outdoors]
by Aaron Star 12 months ago
Is this noise seen on a monitor directly from the Camera hdmi port, or in the recorded files You maybe seeing compression noise, which is often more visible in dark gradients areas than light.
Digital formats: separate frames or not?
by geert van asbrouck 12 months ago
Hello, I'm not sure this is the right forum for my simple question, and excuse me if my question sounds a bit silly, but I hope anybody can give me a simple answer In my mind film was always equal to
Re: Digital formats: separate frames or not?
by Aaron Star 12 months ago
Video file are broken down into in the following: Container - .MOV, .AVI, .MXF, .MP4 - The container has rules about the format of the data that can be put into it. The container can hold a single vid
Right Lens for DSLR
by Chuck Obernesser 1 year ago
Hello all, I have just recently jumped into the world of DSLR. I have been working with all different kinds of camera throughout my 10 years of production. I honestly held off on dslr because I didn't
Re: Right Lens for DSLR
by Aaron Star 1 year ago
This is very close to my other post on the issue. https: forums.creativecow.net thread 280 13371 The Dx000 series Nikons are all pretty much the same sensor wise, only the video processors and resolut
Looking for a sample of A7Sii 4K footage to test my editing software
by Tim Neighbors 1 year ago
Can somebody please point me to where I can download a sample of 4K footage shot with the A7sii that has not been re-rendered in any way I'm not looking for a sample of what it looks like. ...I just w
Re: Looking for a sample of A7Sii 4K footage to test my editing software
by Aaron Star 1 year ago
Some googleing found this: https: vimeo.com 150109595
Timecode Buddy and AuxTC/LTConvert in Canon MKIII/DSLR Workflow
by Jason Yee 1 year ago
Hi All, Not sure how common this is, but I am trying to get timecode generated and merged onto video from my Canon MKIII. I am using our Tascam HS-P82 audio unit to generate timecode. Then connecting
Re: Timecode Buddy and AuxTC/LTConvert in Canon MKIII/DSLR Workflow
by Aaron Star 1 year ago
I researched some time ago, and reached the conclusion that getting a better pro camera that supports recording to MXF (which supports timecode) is better than audio track time code. I believe AVID ha
advice shooting w/Nikon D5300 (best settings - video)
by Shane mclaughlin 1 year ago
Hi Shooting this Saturday with a Nikon D5300, which I have never used before (or any DSLR). Does anyone have experience w this camera and can offer suggestions to best menu settings (I would like to s
Re: advice shooting w/Nikon D5300 (best settings - video)
by Aaron Star 1 year ago
http: nikonpc.com The "PhotoIO Cineflat", "TassinFlat", and Flaat_12P are probably what you are looking for. Select the profile, download it, and copy it to the root of your card. Then use the Nikon m
What type of lense and adapter is this?
by Johnny Apple 1 year ago
I love this guys setup. Do you guys know what type of lense and adapter he is using on his sony a7s
Re: What type of lense and adapter is this?
by Aaron Star 1 year ago
Looks like one of the Nikon Trinity lens: https: www.google.com search q=nikon+trinity&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=911&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjWw-CG1O7KAhXGFR4KHae9DpwQ_AUIBygC&dpr=1 With an app
Anyone have FFMPEG command for MPEG-DASH compliant encodes?
by Aaron Star 1 year ago
I have tried several different rigs of FFMPEG and other encoders, and have yet to get an encode that passes: http: dashif.org conformance.html The files play ok, but tend to have a small glitch when s
Re: Anyone have FFMPEG command for MPEG-DASH compliant encodes?
by Aaron Star 1 year ago
Using MP4BOX for Dash setup.
Weird markers
by Oliver Kulawiak 1 year ago
Hello, lastly my markers are like this: http: scr.hu 87i8 85hdq and it's kinda annoying. Can you help me
Re: Weird markers
by Aleksey Tarasov 1 year ago
Turn on off Snapping (press F8)
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Can no longer edit posts.
by Aaron Star 1 year ago
I seem to have lost the ability to edit or delete my posts. This makes posting hard for someone with such bad typing skills to correct the flaws. I tried using the back button, but that just creates a
Re: Can no longer edit posts.
by Aaron Star 1 year ago
Is there a support address I can email or something I do not see anything in header or footer areas. It seem I can edit a post if I click my profile and select a post from my list of posts, then I get
DVDs Authored on Architect 6.0 Won't Play On Standalone Player
by James Magda 1 year ago
DVDs authored on Architect Pro 6.0 on my Vista desktop play just fine on my standalone blu-ray player connected to my TV in the living room. But DVDs authored on Architect Pro 6.0 on my new Windows 10
Re: DVDs Authored on Architect 6.0 Won't Play On Standalone Player
by Aaron Star 1 year ago
I would make sure you are on the latest builds of Vegas and DVDA. Then maybe try some different media like Verbatim, even try burning a DVD-RW disc, or DVD-R or DVD+R. My experience with LG drives has
4K Blueray
by Aaron Star 1 year ago
Is there any authoring software out yet for the new 4K BD format Is the disc structure the same as Blueray, just swapping in HEVC as a new codec
Re: 4K Blueray
by Daniel Ludwig 1 year ago
Aaron, UHD-BD is mostly built on HEVC (H265), and only a few H264-settings are supported. Jargon has a release-candidate that is available right now, scenarist UHD will be available soon. both tools w
Question about recording format.
by James Hark 1 year ago
A client wants to be able to submit his video to Much Music. This is what they say the format needs to be, "Tapes delivered to CTV must be XD-HD in the 50Mb, 1080i 59.94 and signal parameters must con
Re: Question about recording format.
by Aaron Star 1 year ago
"XD-HD in the 50Mb, 1080i 59.94" The TV station is probably operating on Sony XDCAM422 equipment. You can shoot pretty much whatever you want, but just need to deliver in 1080i(29.97 interlaced or 59.
Camera Setup Question
by Evan Lindman 1 year ago
Hey, all! I am looking for a camera setup for my church. What we want to do is have a camera sit up in our balcony that will run when the service starts. It would be nice if we could find something th
Re: Camera Setup Question
by Aaron Star 1 year ago
Not really a cinematography question but here are some thoughts. I would setup a gigabit network in the church with a network drop to each room and camera location you want to feed. Look into Axis Com
APS-C lens on full frame cam - input needed.
by Rony Sokolov 1 year ago
Hi, I'd like to get your input on the following issue. I own Sony a7ii and would like to buy a prime wide angle lens for it. I know it might sound weird to buy a new APS-C lens for a FF cam. It probab
Re: APS-C lens on full frame cam - input needed.
by Aaron Star 1 year ago
All lenses project light against the sensor. The main difference between APS-c lens is that you may start to see aberration on the edges of a full frame sensor. This may look like vignette or reductio
Vegas Pro 13 - Render Settings - Canon C100 Question
by Evan Lindman 2 years ago
Hey, everyone! Title says it all. I have the Canon C100, been editing with Vegas Pro 13. And I was wondering if anyone had some good render settings for the C100. All of my work goes on YouTube. I've
Re: Vegas Pro 13 - Render Settings - Canon C100 Question
by John Rofrano 2 years ago
Aaron Star "Some shooting tips with the C100"That was more than "some shooting tips"... that was pretty comprehensive. Nice! :-D jr www.johnrofrano.com www.vasst.com
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Samsung announces 16TB SSD
by Aaron Star 2 years ago
Interesting. Samsung announces 16TB SSD The 48 layer, 256Gbit (32GB), vertical NAND flash chip. The world's largest - almost 16TB - drive. The world's fastest - 1,000,000 IOPS - drive. A 2U box with o
Re: Samsung announces 16TB SSD
by Bob Zelin 2 years ago
here is a 4TB SSD - http: www.newegg.com Product Product.aspx Item=1Z4-0015-00036&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-PC&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-PC-_-pla-_-Internal+SSDs-_-1Z4-0015-00036&gclid=CLrIgtSep8cCFUyPHw
Scaling HTML5 Video
by gordon strauss 2 years ago
Hello, I would like to know how I can make an HTML5 video's width scale (as well as the height proportionally) with the size of a browser window. Thanks!
Re: Scaling HTML5 Video
by Aaron Star 2 years ago
You can add percentage width and height to you css that controls the video object.
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XDCAM MXF Files
by Ashton Kennedy 2 years ago
Hi, I am having trouble with MXF files that a client has sent over to me. I tried importing it into XDCAM Transfer to convert. It says the codec is not installed (XDCAM HD 422), but I've installed the
Re: XDCAM MXF Files
by Aaron Star 2 years ago
You could try https: code.google.com p ffmbc and convert to prores. Using the audio codec copy passthrough might get your audio channels thru. I dont really know enough about prores and whether it sup
EX1 or AX100 (4K)
by Aaron Walker 2 years ago
Hello All, I have not shot anything in a couple of years and am dusting off my boots to begin shooting a documentary out of the country. My previous feature was shot in the early 2000s on a Panasonic
Re: EX1 or AX100 (4K)
by Aaron Star 2 years ago
I think you need to decide on your final output and display. From my perspective, EX1 if you do not need 4K display at the end, or AX100 if any of your screenings are 4k capable. I think you will get
LTO-6 tape for archiving | BRU PE speed & computer requirements
by Kiki Muchtar 2 years ago
Hi guys, One of my job is to save digitized 35mm film to LTO-6 tape. I use an iMac 1.4GHz dual-core i5 w Thunderbolt1, HP StoreEver LTO-6 Ultrium 6650, ATTO Thunderlink SH1068. My HDD source is an ext
Re: LTO-6 tape for archiving | BRU PE speed & computer requirements
by Aaron Star 2 years ago
I used to handle tape back up for companies to LTO and DLT. The thing about tape backup you need to consider is that it is very much like writing CD DVD media. Your host system and needs to be able to
How fast is USB3 SXS Card Reader Transfer Speed
by Michael Harrington 2 years ago
I'm doing 3 huge on location jobs this year, 100-150hr, each project, and I'm shooting Sony SXS cards transferring using brand new Macbook Pro with USB3 and Thunderbolt2. I need to make there's enough
Re: How fast is USB3 SXS Card Reader Transfer Speed
by Aaron Star 2 years ago
If you are interested, here is an article on USB 3.0 speeds and how your hardware might be holding back your transfer speeds. Faster USB 3.0 Performance You may want to ask your local Mac Genius if th
Intensity Shuttle usb 3 + Sony Movie Studio 11 - using Shuttle as preview device
by Aaron Star 5 years ago
Wondering if anyone knows how to enable the Shuttle as external preview device under movie studio 11. Is this only select able under vegas pro or is this not supported by BlackMagic Currently running
Re: Intensity Shuttle usb 3 + Sony Movie Studio 11 - using Shuttle as preview device
by Justin Moy 5 years ago
External monitoring via third party output cards is only available in Vegas Pro.
Intensity Shuttle Audio Hits
by David Temmesfed 7 years ago
I am have a wierd problem with the intensity pro shuttle audio out to a mixer. 4 times randomly it has started making static clicks and noises and it won't doing this until I unplug the USB 3.0 port.
Re: Intensity Shuttle Audio Hits
by Aaron Star 6 years ago
I am using a shuttle too with vegas 11 (movie studio) and after a couple hours or some thing the device will start clicking. Also while using the device for the primary audio device, video preview sca
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