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Transcoding to 3K for edit - is this dumb?
by Nick Ryan 8 months ago
First off, I recognize that most of you are probably running media pipelines that are much more bandwidth intensive than this, but if you can shed any light on our situation that would be great. This
Re: Transcoding to 3K for edit - is this dumb?
by Alan Lloyd 8 months ago
Take a hike. A long one.
Shielded xlr cable/connector
by Mark DAgostino 8 months ago
I'm looking for recommendations for shielded xlr cables for handling EMI. I appreciate any suggestions. Mark D'Agostino Video Producer Creative Media Productions - Exelon Baltimore, MD MacPro,2.7 Ghz
Re: Shielded xlr cable/connector
by Alan Lloyd 8 months ago
Have to agree, especially if there's any dimmers involved. Audio interference and massive hum bars in the video signal to boot. Also, HD-SDI over non-spec cabling can cause interesting results with wi
Jello Effect on backgrounds caused by Warp stabilizer
by Ryan McDermott 8 months ago
I'm attempting to fix some shaky footage by applying warp stabilizer. I'm having the issue of parts of the background shaking, while everything else remains smooth, which ends up making the shakiness
Re: Jello Effect on backgrounds caused by Warp stabilizer
by Alan Lloyd 8 months ago
Have you applied "Rolling shutter repair" to the clip in question
problems when using LED stage lights
by curt Paluzzi 8 months ago
I have been having problems when using LED lights on our theater stage using Live IMAG video. The colors on the cyc when we use LED's are different in our viewfinders. Blue LED's, come up as Purple, w
Re: problems when using LED stage lights
by Alan Lloyd 8 months ago
It's the overly saturated blue. Or other color, for that matter. LED instruments are not continuous-spectrum, and while eyes see one thing, cameras see another. If you look at it on a vectorscope you'
Recording setup and editing advice.
by Irving Walker 8 months ago
I am soon to take on the filming for a band and hope to make it successful and do many more. I know a bit about filming and basics of prem pro but there is still a lot to learn and get right before th
Re: Recording setup and editing advice.
by Alan Lloyd 8 months ago
Unless all cameras will also be recording audio locally you might consider adding a single burst of a photographer's strobe at the beginning as well. It will be on only one frame and make (visually) s
Variable Frame Rate (VFR) Fix in CC2017?
by Chris Jacek 9 months ago
My Premiere system is really humming along right now, so I have obvious trepidation about upgrading to the initial release of CC2017. I was wondering, however, if Adobe has finally addressed the sync
Re: Variable Frame Rate (VFR) Fix in CC2017?
by Alan Lloyd 8 months ago
This is the second post (that I've seen this week) blaming Adobe for not fixing Apple's shortcoming. The problem is not Premiere. The problem is Apple not making a fixed frame rate camera part of the
Audio slowly drifts away from video after uploading in PP
by Stephan Egli 9 months ago
So the audio is more or less in sync at first, but 7 min in it is out of sync. After 12min it is really really out of sync. So it basically progresses out of sync. I checked the untouched video, and t
Re: Audio slowly drifts away from video after uploading in PP
by Alan Lloyd 9 months ago
By definition, a variable frame rate file is not professional quality. Apple could make their camera output fixed frame rate if they chose. Why blame Adobe for someone else's inaction
Premiere Issues after a big upgrade
by Todd Terry 9 months ago
Hello all... I'm usually over in other forums (Business Marketing, Cinematography, etc.), and rarely venture in here because, well, I just never have any Premiere issues. But now I do. I'll have to pr
Re: Premiere Issues after a big upgrade
by Alan Lloyd 9 months ago
CS6 is really dated. I know a lot of people don't like the CC subscription model, which can get interesting at times, but 4K really would be a good reason to look into it. Bonus - you can upgrade both
looking for off-shelf PC tower for Premiere Pro in LA
by Doug Glen 9 months ago
I am looking for a reliable shop in the LA are that can provide a turnkey custom tower for Premier Pro I don't envision using AE, but would love to minimize render time a AND be able to play the timel
Re: looking for off-shelf PC tower for Premiere Pro in LA
by Alan Lloyd 9 months ago
I'd look for someone who sells HP Z-series workstations. Incredibly robust machines, quite expandable as you need too.
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Inserting JPEG into green screen transition of video clip
by Travis Wayne 9 months ago
Hello, I'm looking to add a title card (JPEG) into the green screen transition of a video clip (mp4) that I'm going to purchase for a project. The video clip is a countdown, and has a clockwise green
Re: Inserting JPEG into green screen transition of video clip
by Alan Lloyd 9 months ago
Ultra Keyer will do this for you rather nicely. Fiddle with settings until it plays nicely. Using the "Alpha" display mode will help you find noisy spots, etc. The vignetting the screengrab shows may
Seamless animations play back with "hiccup" at end when exported as MP4 - H264
by Sumeet Vats 9 months ago
Hey Everyone. I'm having a real head-scratcher here. For my work I build seamless looped animations in after effects, usually from 10 - 30 seconds depending on what the scene requires. Obviously, havi
Re: Seamless animations play back with "hiccup" at end when exported as MP4 - H264
by Alan Lloyd 9 months ago
There's a point, as a non-Quicktime person, where I have nothing to add. I do, though, make loops in h.264 with AME, working from Premiere, and they do run glitch-free. A client's recent trade show de
Using Youtube videos from a lecture in recording against Copyright laws?
by kyle Sidlik 9 months ago
Hello! Thanks for reading! I know the title does not make much sense, it'll be easier for me just to explain my situation. Here we go. A company hired me to edit some lectures that they recorded. In s
Re: Using Youtube videos from a lecture in recording against Copyright laws?
by Alan Lloyd 9 months ago
Asking for legal advice in internet form posts Your answers will be worth every cent you paid for them! There's only one answer here: It depends. Depends on what Where are you What are the YouTube pos
Broadcasting an audio signal on the go with a smartphone
by Alix Roques-Genez 9 months ago
Hi everyone ! I'm planning an event which will be broadcasted live as a video. I'm thinking about using something like the Rode Smartlav+ that plugs in to a smartphone for the speakers. I found a ton
Re: Broadcasting an audio signal on the go with a smartphone
by Alan Lloyd 9 months ago
Or even rental. Really, if the budget is too small for a wireless mic rental, is the event worth taking on
Audio Recording Specs for a Conference
by Sarah Scaduto 9 months ago
Hi all. I will be filming an annual conference and need help figuring out what I need to successfully record the audio. In previous years, most of the presenters stood stationary in front of a single
Re: Audio Recording Specs for a Conference
by Alan Lloyd 9 months ago
No, the easiest way to do it is to run the cable to the camera and not have to sync it up in post. Once it's there it's there. Full stop.
Sennheiser AVX + Zoom H6 interference?
by Troy Grady 10 months ago
Hi All- We've been using a set of two Sennheiser AVX digital wireless lavs into a Zoom H6 for interviews, and we've been battling an almost ubiquitous digital-sounding, steady state buzz while both mo
Re: Sennheiser AVX + Zoom H6 interference?
by Alan Lloyd 10 months ago
Touching the unit and having the noise decrease could be significant. Just out of curiosity, is there anything HD-SDI in proximity that's not using properly rated cabling
recommendation on camera choices
by Suzin Daly 10 months ago
I am ready to move up from my old Panasonic 150 HD 1080p. I have a Canon Mk III that I bought about 6 months ago which I will be using for short films. The thought was to get one of the Canon video ca
Re: recommendation on camera choices
by Alan Lloyd 10 months ago
I can second at least some of the FS7 comments recommendations. I had my hands on one for some demo footage and the thing is quite nice. The 4K looks good, and the 180 fps slow motion at 1080P is abso
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Simple Background in Photoshop
by Lisa Olshanski 10 months ago
Hi All- I'm going crazy. I cannot make what looks like a simple background in Photoshop. Please see image. Then I need to make those black swishy things move across the screen in AfterEffects. That pa
Re: Simple Background in Photoshop
by Alan Lloyd 10 months ago
How many of the curved gradients do you need I'd make that part on another, transparent layer over the lightly vignetted background. Then stack the layer with the curved grad on another track above it
Are there MFT adapters for this old Canon ENG lens?
by Tim Wilde 10 months ago
One such lens that I have has the following engraved on it: J8X6B. 6-48mm No 10278 Google has revealed a few references to Canon "B4" lenses but there's no "4" after the B on my lenses, so I don't kno
Re: Are there MFT adapters for this old Canon ENG lens?
by Alan Lloyd 10 months ago
Have a look here: https: www.bhphotovideo.com c product 994985-REG fotodiox_b4_mft_p_adapter_for_2_3_b4.html There is a power cable listed among the optional accessories. As a side note, I used to hav
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Suggested Workflow when Filming 4K and Delivering as YouTube(4K)
by Ian Smith 10 months ago
I've recently upgraded to filming with the Canon C300mkii and I'm using the Odyssey 7Q+ with the Apollo Option. I'm editing using Adobe Premiere Pro and use Speed Grade for color grading. My Goal is t
Re: Suggested Workflow when Filming 4K and Delivering as YouTube(4K)
by Alan Lloyd 10 months ago
Craig is right. If you can afford a C300 you can afford a hard drive.
DSLR Camera under 1k with good autofocus
by Manuel Berari 11 months ago
Hi, usually I'm shooting my videos on my iPhone 6, but now I would like to shoot more serious shorts and, as a consequence, upgrade my equipment. I was getting informed about the different types of ca
Re: DSLR Camera under 1k with good autofocus
by Alan Lloyd 11 months ago
First, yes, get a camcorder. Take the additional cash you would have had to shell out for an outboard audio recorder and other add-ons you'd need to make a DSLR usable for production and look at Sony,
Adobe Premiere CC export - DVD Studio Pro import
by Philip Goetz 12 months ago
I have a situation where my client want to burn a DVD himself on his FCP MAC but I have edited in Premiere CC on a PC. Tried a million different export settings and uploaded to MEDIAFIRE for him to do
Re: Adobe Premiere CC export - DVD Studio Pro import
by Alan Lloyd 11 months ago
OK, no one else is offering anything in the way of comment. So... What are you exporting (Filetype, aspect ratio, resolution, bitrate, file size - for starters ) Can you export a DVD "image" file and
Best camera to recreate this video
by Oracio Rosas 12 months ago
Hello everyone, Im trying to create some how to videos for our company that will look similar in quality to these below https: www.youtube.com watch v=WSpzU-OGw4g https: www.youtube.com watch v=2ikHOx
Re: Best camera to recreate this video
by Alan Lloyd 12 months ago
Worry less about the camera and more about preparation and lighting.
security cable
by Craig Alan 12 months ago
I need to hang a space light and the only mounting point I see is a vertical support supporting an HVAC duck. Can I put a security cable through the support beam and hang the light from this I assume
Re: security cable
by Alan Lloyd 12 months ago
Time, I suspect. Not trying to be flip, just let things settle down a bit before anything critical. I've Cardellini'ed small fixtures on top of doors, G-taped baby plates pigeons to AC ducting - again
Senneheiser G2 wireless mics - transmitter immediately turning off
by Daryl Meowder 12 months ago
Hello, I just borrowed a set of wireless mics from someone for a last minute shoot. They are the Sennheiser EW 100 G2. I'm not familiar with the quality of the mics and as soon as I got them home, thi
Re: Senneheiser G2 wireless mics - transmitter immediately turning off
by Alan Lloyd 12 months ago
Sounds like an intermittent TX issue then. Ugh. Intermittent faults are the worst.
DSLR or standard video camera & audio questions
by Mandy Leonardo 12 months ago
Hi all, I just landed a gig and could really use some help with my gear. I m going to be following an entrepreneur around with my camera shooting footage of him that we are making into quick 30 second
Re: DSLR or standard video camera & audio questions
by Alan Lloyd 12 months ago
If you're running and gunning I'd look into an actual video camera. First off, no double-system sound. That makes your life easier by far. Second, the overheating issue. Do you want to tell your clien
Printing Image from SD 720x480
by Michael Estepp 1 year ago
Hello A client dropped off a VHS home movie and wants me to extract stills to print "as good quality and as large as possible" In reality, they are hoping for an 8.5x11 good quality image. I am wonder
Re: Printing Image from SD 720x480
by Alan Lloyd 1 year ago
From VHS To 8.5 x 11 That is going to be a tough one.
Scratchy Static Wireless Microphone Problem
by Hannah Jay 1 year ago
I purchased two wireless microphones because my client requested them for our videos. Both of these microphones, whether used together or separately, exhibit lots of static noise which makes the audio
Re: Scratchy Static Wireless Microphone Problem
by Alan Lloyd 1 year ago
VHF especially would be prone to EM interference.
Question about exposure settings
by Duke Sweden 1 year ago
I'm just an amateur and I don't have a fancy lighting studio or outdoor equipment but the answer to my question might help others. OK, when shooting a scene that will end up dark and moody, should one
Re: Question about exposure settings
by Alan Lloyd 1 year ago
The answer really is to keep things in the middle. Shoot your big bad wolf at a more or less normal exposure and you'll have more latitude to do what you want to the image in edit. Take it to extremes
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Cable management thru/around AV workstation?
by Neil Orman 1 year ago
Does anyone know of good, inexpensive solutions for attaching cords to the bottom of your workstations, and where to get them I double as our company's video and AV guy, and in that role I sit at an A
Re: Cable management thru/around AV workstation?
by Alan Lloyd 1 year ago
Ugh. I've worked in environments like that. Thomas has good suggestions. I have one more. You might want to put twin-check labels on cabling and connectors. If you have to break something out it's hel
DJI Camera Filter Specs
by Todd Terry 1 year ago
Does anyone here have or use DJI's Zenmuse X5 camera ... either on an drone or stabilizer I have an Osmo stabilizer on order from DJI, with the X5 camera and stock DJI MFT 15mm f 1.7 ASPH lens. I woul
Re: DJI Camera Filter Specs
by Alan Lloyd 1 year ago
From the B&H page for the lens, it appears to have a 46mm diameter thread. http: www.bhphotovideo.com c product 1186080-REG dji_15mm_f_1_7_asph_lens.html#sp
Batching Action Still Only Saves One File
by Joe Beaven 1 year ago
Hi, I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate and Photoshop CC 2015. I want to create two actions: one which resizes the image to 1600px wide and saves for web and another that does the same thing, but also flips
Re: Batching Action Still Only Saves One File
by Alan Lloyd 1 year ago
You can also do this with a freebie called XNView. It does multiple operations as batch processes. Resizing and flipping are part of that. It will save to an assigned directory and either preserve or
Can't convert MPEG video to Apple Prores 422 for use in FCPX with MPEG Streamclip - getting black screen with sound
by Rowena Megan 1 year ago
Help! I am desperately trying to convert MPEG video to Apple Prores 422 (to import into FCPX) with MPEG Streamclip but getting a black screen with sound as the result of the conversion. The progress w
Re: Can't convert MPEG video to Apple Prores 422 for use in FCPX with MPEG Streamclip - getting black screen with sound
by Alan Lloyd 1 year ago
1440 x 1080 is HDV resolution pixel aspect. You might look at the HDV 1080 25 preset and adapt those settings. (You will want to change field priority, for one.)
Best bargain for 4K camera?
by Matteo Proromo 1 year ago
Hi all! I'm a video producer and what you could describe as "entrepreneur": I organize night events, especially bars discos commercial events. So the two types of videos I make (or better yet, that I
Re: Best bargain for 4K camera?
by Alan Lloyd 1 year ago
Apparently not. I hadn't looked, as I have not done the 4K upgrade. (No one's asking for it to this point.) Do rather like my X70, though. And it's got a sweet 1080 HD 60fps 50 megabit record rate I u
Match WB Kelvin to color temperature of lamps?
by Duke Sweden 1 year ago
This is more out of curiosity than anything else. Up until now I've adjusted the white balance kelvin in close proximity to where it "should" be, then adjust for taste. I was wondering, however, if I
Re: Match WB Kelvin to color temperature of lamps?
by Alan Lloyd 1 year ago
"Chipping" once referred to painting white balance with a chip chart. It now means hitting the AWB button switch while pointed at a white surface. IRE is the measure of luminance (brightness in strict
Trying to connect 3 digital camcorders to an older composite triple LCD monitor
by Steven Winters 1 year ago
The three camcorders are Sony model PXW-X70, they have an HDMI output and a digital BNC output. The monitor I'd like them all to send a video signal to is a Marshall Electronics unit, model V-R43P, ra
Re: Trying to connect 3 digital camcorders to an older composite triple LCD monitor
by Alan Lloyd 1 year ago
You're welcome. (Back after building for a live webcast tomorrow, though not using the X70.)
TV LED BackLights
by Ryan Walker 1 year ago
I am shooting a video in an office that has quite a few blueish purple LED TV backlights. Normally I would turn these off, but I'm curious if there is a trick to shoot around these with out the blow o
Re: TV LED BackLights
by Alan Lloyd 1 year ago
The LEDs are emitting that pure color at very high saturation levels. So you're seeing clipping there, where the color falls off only as the light output is driven beyond the camera's ability to captu
Best Green Screen Fabric Options
by Ken S. 1 year ago
I am wondering if any of you have used this green screen fabric and what do you think of it. I am doing a setup in a small studio with a low 9 foot ceiling and need something that is least reflective
Re: Best Green Screen Fabric Options
by Alan Lloyd 1 year ago
Keep your tungsten as it is. There's really nothing to gain from wedging it.
Looking for tips and ideas on filming glass
by Victor Arevalo 1 year ago
I work for a Framless Glass company and we do a lot of frameless glass enclosures, fences ect. Part of my job is to take video of these glass projects to make promo videos and demos. Shooting glass is
Re: Looking for tips and ideas on filming glass
by Alan Lloyd 1 year ago
Find yourself a couple C-stands and a good sized piece of black fabric. Duvetyne is nice, velour works well too, from my direct experience. Cut a small hole in the middle of the black fabric and use t
cannot import preset
by Dieter Depypere 1 year ago
Hi there, I'm trying to import a preset of a client via in AME 2014 (v. 7.0.0.374) but it doesn't appear in my presets. Please advise. Thank you. Dieter thirdeyed gcv - Dieter Depypere
Re: cannot import preset
by Alan Lloyd 1 year ago
What's the closest preset to it you have in AME Can you load that and modify it to what you need
Media Encoder Alternative/Scheduler?
by Trevor Mowry 1 year ago
I've tried to research this topic with not a lot of success, which I think is surprising. To my knowledge, I don't think AME has any sort of scheduling functionality. As in, you cannot tell it to star
Re: Media Encoder Alternative/Scheduler?
by Alan Lloyd 1 year ago
Set up your export queue, hit "go" when you're calling it a night. Media Encoder will sit there waiting until you tell it to start.
How do I convert a video still to a picture I can post
by Art White 1 year ago
How can I use Photoshop to change a video picture shot at 1080p to a picture I can post on the web (and not have it look skinny and squished) Thanks, Art I figured it out, never mind, Thanks!
Re: How do I convert a video still to a picture I can post
by Alan Lloyd 1 year ago
Editing programs offer the ability to export a still frame in a variety of file formats..
Off-Topic, but… (about remote interviewing, via Net)
by Ralph Chaney 1 year ago
Sorry for the off-topic, but I really value the combined experience and talent of the group here. I need to interview a number of people around the country and do it remotely, me in Calif. and others
Re: Off-Topic, but… (about remote interviewing, via Net)
by Alan Lloyd 1 year ago
And those are the right questions. Either will be high-risk if it's really low budget. If it's recorded only, find a good local lighter shooter who can either ask your questions while standing alongsi
Is SOX Act making communications folks schizophrenic?
by Robert Fowler 5 years ago
I'm a former AV guy at a large pharmaceutical co. Not sure if it was directly related to the SOX Act (Sarbanes Oxley) but I recall the communications people becoming very weird about videotaping meeti
Re: Is SOX Act making communications folks schizophrenic?
by Alan Lloyd 5 years ago
Add to that the fact that it will become public faster than anyone even two year ago ever thought possible.
Digital Download security to prevent file-sharing?
by Seth Blaustein 5 years ago
I am preparing to launch a business that sells how-to videos for sports players. I am considering these three models for customer delivery: 1. Streaming service that provides the customer with a uniqu
Re: Digital Download security to prevent file-sharing?
by Alan Lloyd 5 years ago
Really, the only protection where someone is paying for something is in the CEU (Continuing Education Unit) world, where the credit is the "dongle" needed. Anyone can watch, only those who have paid g
VHS to file conversion - looking for services
by Jason Brown 6 years ago
Anyone know of a company in the midwest who can handle a couple hundred VHS to h264 conversions
Re: VHS to file conversion - looking for services
by Alan Lloyd 6 years ago
I am also developing this sort of service in conjunction with one of my clients. There's a lot more to it than just capture and encode. There's a lot of organization to be developed, especially if it'
anti piracy protest
by Mike Cohen 6 years ago
Today numerous sites around the web are participating in a boycott of proposed anti-piracy legislation by the US government. While protecting IP is important, restricting access to websites appears to
Re: anti piracy protest
by Alan Lloyd 6 years ago
walter biscardi "Checking literally millions of links to ensure not a single one contains a copyright issue before presenting the results of a search for example, would be silly." With respect, Walte
Strange extraneous audio in CS4 render.
by Alan Lloyd 6 years ago
A couple weeks ago, I was setting up and outputting a Flash (FLV) file on a client's CS4 machine. Someone from their office called me shortly thereafter, mentioning that there was extraneous audio in
Imitating life art: turn around, put your hands up, and walk slowly towards the sound of my voice
by Jeremy Garchow 6 years ago
http: www.cnn.com video standard.html hpt=hp_t3# video us 2011 11 26 dnt-ca-mistaken-for-robbers.kcal
Re: Imitating life art: turn around, put your hands up, and walk slowly towards the sound of my voice
by Alan Lloyd 6 years ago
As Stu Maschwitz put it in The DV Rebel's Guide, "Be a rebel, not a jerk!"
green gels on lights for green screen shoots?
by Omar Torresola 6 years ago
A co worker in a production company has told me that the best DPs lit their green screen with green gels on the lights. He claims that putting green gels with daylight bulbs will produce a green-er ba
Re: green gels on lights for green screen shoots?
by Alan Lloyd 6 years ago
That was Bruce Roberts.
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