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Al LeVine

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July 9th 2012
100 Posts
Nested Sequences Not Working in CC 2017.1.2
by Lindsay Simpson 4 months ago
Howdy folks, I've been running CC 2017.1.2 for many months now. Yes I realize CC 2018 is now available, but I'm not ready to update yet. I often use nested sequences or pre-comps to warp stabilize nat
Re: Nested Sequences Not Working in CC 2017.1.2
by Al LeVine 4 months ago
Nesting has always been tricky and buggy in almost every NLE. FCP 7, Avid and Premiere... Have you tried exporting the clip and brining it back in, instead of nesting Also, I believe Premiere 2017 req
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Final nail in FCP 7s coffin?
by Al LeVine 1 year ago
During its Platform State of the Union keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple told developers that macOS High Sierra will be the "last macOS release to support 32-bit apps without compr
Re: Final nail in FCP 7s coffin?
by Mark Suszko 1 year ago
"sunk-costs fallacy": i.e. "I spent a grand on this ten years ago, and by jingo, I'm going to use it until they pry it from my stiff hands". Another take on that is, a grand divided into ten years equ
Premiere Pro CS6 runs slow on brand new iMac
by Tom Batt 1 year ago
I bought a new iMac in order to do my editing using Premiere Pro CS6. However I'm currently trying to edit and it struggles with playback. It constantly has Media Pending over the clips, or a black sc
Re: Premiere Pro CS6 runs slow on brand new iMac
by Al LeVine 1 year ago
You should try the latest version of Premiere (through Creative Cloud). CS6 is pretty old at this point (built for OS 10.8 if I'm not mistaken), and you're running 10.12. And Jon is probably right...
Mac OS Sierra vs El Capitan
by John Sutherland 1 year ago
late 2015 27" iMac with 24gb ram, El Capitan 10.11.2, and Premier Pro CC 2017 (11.01). I'm always slow to upgrade OS, anyone running Sierra and having any issues or improvements Thanks!
Re: Mac OS Sierra vs El Capitan
by Al LeVine 1 year ago
I'm on the same iMac as you with latest version of Sierra and Premiere 2017 11.0.2 (one version higher than you), and have had zero problems. In fact, Metal support seems to work FAR better on Sierra
LOUSY timeline navigation and playback (warning long detailed post) ?
by Mike janowski 2 years ago
Hi all. Relatively new user to PP CC 2015, just switched from FCP7...and after three weeks of editing, watching training vids, and more editing, I'm ready to start asking questions about the finer poi
Re: LOUSY timeline navigation and playback (warning long detailed post) ?
by Al LeVine 2 years ago
Seems to be a bottleneck somewhere. It's hard to tell where exactly. Either in the OS (messy system, maybe you need a clean install), the hard drive or the memory. Are you running a client monitor off
"Sorry, a serious error has occurred"
by Matt Townley 3 years ago
I am trying to export a Sequence from PP14 and keep getting an error saying "Sorry, a serious error has occurred that requires Adobe Premiere Pro to shut down." I have reset the PRAM, verified and rep
Re: "Sorry, a serious error has occurred"
by Al LeVine 3 years ago
Try clearing your Media Cache Files Media Cache Database and any render files. You can also try exporting with Media Encoder instead of Premiere. Just press Queue in Export Settings. That always clear
Upgrading CPU on my Mac Pro tower 2010
by Blake Porter 3 years ago
Can anyone recommend a company that can upgrade my CPU's As in, I ship my Processor Tray to a vender... I know OWC can, but they can take 48hrs. I can't afford a 48 shutdown! Current Mac Pro system: M
Re: Upgrading CPU on my Mac Pro tower 2010
by Al LeVine 3 years ago
There will be a SIGNIFICANT difference if you upgrade your RAM to 32 or 64GB, and upgrade your video card (GPU). Maybe even an SSD boot drive or faster media drives connected with Fibre or eSATA. Your
green screen emergency !!!
by hamed amini 4 years ago
I have a problem with using green screen and chroma key. as you can see in the picture no matter what I do, I always have a green line beside my shoulders and head and I cant have a perfect green scre
Re: green screen emergency !!!
by Al LeVine 4 years ago
Looks like you're shooting with a low resolution compressed format. More details would be great -- what camera you're using, what resolution, format, etc... Little trick... Back in the early 2000s whe
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Green-screen bleeding through blond hair - Premiere Pro
by Paul Voitier 4 years ago
I love Premiere Pro's Ultra-key tool. It does a fab job of popping out green screens. However, I recently did a shoot where you can detect a just a hint of green coming through the subject's blonde ha
Re: Green-screen bleeding through blond hair - Premiere Pro
by Al LeVine 4 years ago
You can always try doing the keying in After Effects - you have more keying options in there.
Laptop + Monitor OR Desktop only - Preferred workstation setup ?
by Shravan Ram 4 years ago
So I'm about to start freelancing. but the question is: I can either afford a good desktop with good specs OR The MacBook Pro + A decent external Monitor The problem with desktop is I can only work fr
Re: Laptop + Monitor OR Desktop only - Preferred workstation setup ?
by Al LeVine 4 years ago
Completely depends on what you're doing. I have both setups. At my office I've got a loaded MacPro because I'm dealing with thousands of files, a SAN, and extremely quick turn arounds. After Effects r
FCP 7 killed in Yosemite?
by Al LeVine 4 years ago
It's just a beta (so real buggy) but this article seems to suggest FCP 7 is finally dead in the Yosemite Developer Preview... Curious if this will work itself out or not. For reference, I remember FCP
Re: FCP 7 killed in Yosemite?
by Mark Suszko 3 years ago
The re-installs are where people get bit most, from what I've observed. And it would be harder if you were using a (word banned by cow censoring software) version of the program.
FCP7 on Mavericks
by Douglas K. Dempsey 4 years ago
I have an iMac running Snow Leopard and FCP 7.0.3 -- the last "supported" combo. I will need to sequester Legacy on its own partition, because I need to also install FCPX & Mavericks. My question: sho
Re: FCP7 on Mavericks
by Al LeVine 4 years ago
I'm on a 2013 MacPro with 10.9.3, finishing up our last few shows on FCP 7 as we move everything else over to Premiere CC. FCP 7 works like a charm, renders REAL fast (3.5 Ghz 6-Core -- woah), and hav
Adobe Ceasing Sales of CS6
by Al LeVine 4 years ago
http: www.larryjordan.biz app_bin wordpress archives 2493 It begins. Or ends. ...Or just is.
Re: Adobe Ceasing Sales of CS6
by Gary Huff 4 years ago
Chris Pettit "BTW that is the word THEY used." They Like a group of people all at once An official press release Or simply a post somewhere by a single individual
Resolve 11 What is your plan?
by David Mathis 4 years ago
I knew that Black Magic would pull the rabbit out of the hat again but the news about Resolve 11 was just plain awesome. I will still stay with X, not going to abandon ship. Just curious as to who mig
Re: Resolve 11 What is your plan?
by Al LeVine 4 years ago
We really need to evaluate it and scrutinize it hard before anybody jumps ship. It needs to be solid.
Question for Frame Rate/Codec Wizards! :-)
by Charlie Austin 4 years ago
Had an issue, solved it, but wonder if anyone had an idea WYF was going on... So.. received a bunch of VFX shots. 1080p ProRes HQ 23.976 fps. They are all about a second long, with each frame numbered
Re: Question for Frame Rate/Codec Wizards! :-)
by Al LeVine 4 years ago
Cool. Not sure what your VFX house is using, but definitely make them aware that you need TC for delivery. That way you won't get generation loss. (ProRes HQ to ProRes HQ is likely 99.9999% identical,
Screen Recorder
by David Mathis 4 years ago
Looking at doing a few how to videos but looking for a high quality screen recording software that will be less than $50 USD, if at all possible. Thanks!
Re: Screen Recorder
by Al LeVine 4 years ago
If you want to record in-computer audio, the cheat is to get an AUX cable and connect it to your headphone port then loop it to your microphone port -- given you have these ports. If you have one of t
Sony F5 and F55 to gain ProRes/DNxHD recording capability
by Jeremy Garchow 4 years ago
This is pretty major. It not only shows that ProRes is going to stick around for a bit, but it is becoming (nearly) an industry standard. http: blog.abelcine.com 2014 03 13 sony-announces-prores-dnxhd
Re: Sony F5 and F55 to gain ProRes/DNxHD recording capability
by Al LeVine 4 years ago
Yup. We composite, deliver and finish all our shows in ProRes HQ... even though we cut in Premiere CC. I think they're put on HDCAM-SR at some point during finishing though. But the entire post produc
The Plan for Now
by Herb Sevush 4 years ago
Not that anyone was waiting with baited breath for me to finally figure out a way forward, but the dust is finally settling and I can see my probable path and figured I'd post this. FCP7 is getting mo
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Re: The Plan for Now
by Al LeVine 4 years ago
Same where I am. And agree that FCP X is a solution to a problem I never had. PPro all the way. We've been told that Adobe has more people in Premiere development than any other project at the company
30th Anniversary of Mac film shot entirely on iPhones
by Steve Connor 4 years ago
http: www.apple.com 30-years 1-24-14-film #video-1242014-film But was it edited on FCPX Steve Connor There's nothing we can't argue about on the FCPX COW Forum
Re: 30th Anniversary of Mac film shot entirely on iPhones
by Al LeVine 4 years ago
You get that under any Mac category page on Apple.com. Scroll to the bottom: http: www.apple.com mac
Who wants to be a hero and try FCP7 with Mavericks?
by Al LeVine 5 years ago
I've been using FCP 7 with 10.8 for over a year, no problems. Anybody want to be a maverick and give FCP 7 a try with 10.9 Final and report the results (I know it was working okay with early betas)
Re: Who wants to be a hero and try FCP7 with Mavericks?
by Al LeVine 5 years ago
What happens when you monitor through your mac instead Does the sync work Sounds more like a problem with Black Magic's driver.
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FCPX is Ready for prime time
by Jordan Mena 5 years ago
I'm currently working for a major network that decided to go the FCPX route for creative and finishing in tandem with Resolve. This was my first opportunity to really run FCPX threw its paces and not
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Helge Tjelta liked this 5 years ago
Re: FCPX is Ready for prime time
by Douglas K. Dempsey 5 years ago
I read a lot of comments on this forum by editors who cut various documentaries, network shows, cable shows etc. If you are allowed to name the particular shows and episodes -- and I understand if thi
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Al LeVine liked this 5 years ago
USB Recording issues?
by Al LeVine 6 years ago
Hello. We are having an issue with our Onyx Blackjack 2x2 USB Interface. We are recording directly into Audacity on a Mac using a USB 2.0 interface. After about 5 minutes of recording, the signal beco
Re: USB Recording issues?
by Al LeVine 6 years ago
It's a new Macbook Air i7 with 4GB of Ram and 256 solid state.
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