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Updating source clip markers in sequence
by Alex Elkins 7 months ago
I'm logging material by playing back a stringout of all clips from a day's shoot. I'd like to add markers to clips as I'm watching but unfortunately the markers that are set in the timeline don't carr
Re: Updating source clip markers in sequence
by Shane Ross 7 months ago
I view clips in the source monitor and add locators (markers) there....BEFORE I cut into a sequence. If you need them updated in the sequence, then you need to re-cut them into it. Shane Little Frog P
modify all text titles at once?
by Ethan Chan 11 years ago
I have a video with text titles. Is there any way to change properties of all titles at once
Re: modify all text titles at once?
by Alex Elkins 7 months ago
This question is 10 years old and relates to a very old version of FCP. Alex Elkins Editor & Colourist alexelkins.co.uk @elkstwit
CBR for ProResHQ
by Sascha Engel 2 years ago
Dear Fellwo DaVinci's, I am a bit confused: Originally learned, that by nature ProRes is a VBR based codec. Now, in DaVinci you do have the option of a CBR checkbox in ProRes. So you can have CBR in P
Re: CBR for ProResHQ
by Alex Elkins 9 months ago
Shane Ross "CIneXInstert and others" Hi Shane - I realise it's a year on since this thread was active but I'm curious what the others are that you referred to. I'm currently using CineXTools for an i
Simple? Premiere timeline into Avid with linked media?
by Larry Herbst 1 year ago
I've been asked to hand over a Premiere timeline to be reworked in Avid. According to several searches, it's easy -- export an AAF in Premiere, open it in Avid. Except no matter what settings I use fo
Re: Simple? Premiere timeline into Avid with linked media?
by Alex Elkins 1 year ago
I tried to do this not long ago and eventually gave up. The closest I got was using Shane's suggestion of rendering out fresh clips from Resolve, but that's obviously not ideal. I refuse to believe th
Start projects with default bins and sequences?
by Michael Tesh 1 year ago
Is there a way to start a new project with a default set of bins and sequences already setup For example I have a particular type of organization I use for every project. I create the following bins e
Re: Start projects with default bins and sequences?
by Alex Elkins 1 year ago
Sure... but there's only one very good answer. Alex Elkins Editor & Colourist alexelkins.co.uk @elkstwit
Headphone volume very low out of Mackie 802VLZ4
by Alex Elkins 1 year ago
Hello all. This may be a very basic question but I'm a video editor not an audio professional so please bear with me! For years I've been monitoring audio from Premiere Avid Resolve via a Blackmagic c
Re: Headphone volume very low out of Mackie 802VLZ4
by Alex Elkins 1 year ago
Just updating the thread - I've tested out with some other headphones and a different minijack to 1 4" adapter and the problem remains, so I think we can probably rule out the headphones. If anyone is
Attribute Merged clip
by Robin Erard 3 years ago
Hello, My assistant editor synced original material (proves 4444 - 4k) with sound (via merged clip function). But I prefer to edit with HD version (proxies Prores 422), so I relinked clips with HD pro
Re: Attribute Merged clip
by Alex Elkins 3 years ago
Hi Robin, Did you ever find a workaround for this I'm in exactly the same situation and would prefer to cut in HD. Alex Elkins Freelance Editor & Colourist alexelkins.co.uk @elkstwit
Premiere doesn't give me sidecar file option for exporting closed captions
by Leonard Frankford 3 years ago
I am doing my first projects with closed captioning. I added .srt files and they import and line up beautifully. After I render I want to export them as closed captioned files, where you can turn the
Re: Premiere doesn't give me sidecar file option for exporting closed captions
by Alex Elkins 3 years ago
Leonard Frankford "My understanding of the sidecar file is that Premiere creates this on export for closed captioning, whether you create the captions yourself or import an .srt or some other type of
hiding jump cuts in AE...morphing maybe?
by Denez McAdoo 7 years ago
I often am trying to hide quick jump cuts in interview footage, useing a few tricks, the most successful being either to speed up footage at the gap, or just straight cutting. I've been trying a few n
Re: hiding jump cuts in AE...morphing maybe?
by Alex Elkins 4 years ago
Awesome, thanks! Sounds like this tip will soon be superseded with the next release of Premiere but great to have access to timewarp for the time being. Alex Elkins Freelance Editor & Colourist alexel
Pre-conform in Davinci Resolve
by Ronald Ruiz 6 years ago
Hi, I know this subject has been part of many threads but after reading all of that I cant get this to work. Maybe is a concepts Misinterpretation so here it is what I know: Make a flat video: I rende
Re: Pre-conform in Davinci Resolve
by James Brill 6 years ago
Not sure if you figured this out but make sure in the conform settings tab that the "assist using" button is NOT selected.
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hiding jump cuts in AE...morphing maybe?
by Denez McAdoo 7 years ago
I often am trying to hide quick jump cuts in interview footage, useing a few tricks, the most successful being either to speed up footage at the gap, or just straight cutting. I've been trying a few n
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Lucy Moon liked this 4 years ago
Re: hiding jump cuts in AE...morphing maybe?
by Stephan Walsch 7 years ago
I actually do this morphing a lot and it works well in certain situations. make a subcomp 2 frames in length. the first frame is from the first clip 2 frames before the cut, the second frame from the
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Migrating .kys shortcuts from Mac to Windows
by Alex Elkins 5 years ago
Hi all, I've done a load of Googling and searching of the Adobe forums etc, and (surprisingly to me) can't find an answer to this. How do I transfer my custom keyboard layout from my Mac to a Windows
Re: Migrating .kys shortcuts from Mac to Windows
by Alex Elkins 5 years ago
Thanks, it was looking like it wasn't possible so it's good to get it confirmed by someone else. Wish it wasn't the case but I suppose it's understandable given the lack of a CMD key on Windows. I end
Glitch During Dissolve?
by Jona Taylor 6 years ago
Hello Folks, During a dissolve from ProRes video to H264 video on a Sony XDCam 1080 23.976 timeline, several frames of the dissolve are quite pixelated. Both clips have Magic Bullet Looks filters appl
Re: Glitch During Dissolve?
by Alex Elkins 6 years ago
I'm just going to step in to make an alternative suggestion. It's good to hear the nesting solution worked for you, but it's in not a solution that would be advisable for everyone (for example, anyone
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Premiere Pro to Davinci/Render or Copy Clips from Sequence
by Tyler Joynt 6 years ago
This is mainly a question of work flow from PP CS6 (soon to get CC) to DaVinci and back. I've read everything I can find online, and am still having issues. The obvious way is XML. I use this to open
Re: Premiere Pro to Davinci/Render or Copy Clips from Sequence
by Alex Elkins 6 years ago
Export an EDL of your timeline and use that as a cut list with the ProRes file in Resolve. It'll do what you're trying to achieve with your ProRes + XML method. Alex Elkins @postbluetv www.postblue.tv
Client shot in 23.98 - Process for editing 29.97 for final output?
by Ian Scott 8 years ago
Hi Folks, Earlier I asked a question about offline timecode management and got that all resolved. But now I have a new problem - my clients (two separate ones) both shot in 23.98. The final delivery i
Re: Client shot in 23.98 - Process for editing 29.97 for final output?
by Bill Russell 8 years ago
Since they shot in 23.976, they clearly wanted and have acquired the "filmlook". Adding pulldown after the fact for 29.97 59.94 is really not a big deal -- it is, as mentioned above, simply doing an e
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Alex Elkins liked this 6 years ago
AVCHD on Mountain Lion Solution (sort of)
by Alex Elkins 6 years ago
If you've ever tried to import or AMA link AVCHD media on Mountain Lion you'll know what I'm talking about. For those who don't, essentially Apple want us to open AVCHD using QuickTime player. Fine. H
Re: AVCHD on Mountain Lion Solution (sort of)
by Robert Pitman 6 years ago
Thanks for that Alex. Cheers, Robert
Absolutely flabergasted! 25 y.o. crew member gives my client his business card
by Ned Miller 7 years ago
Last week (I had to chill before writing this) a 25 year old soundman I hired gave my client his business card at the end of the job. I have been shooting every week for 33 years and one of the first
Re: Absolutely flabergasted! 25 y.o. crew member gives my client his business card
by Alex Elkins 7 years ago
Sebastian Schmid "Wow, some of you have a really whacked out view of things. Only hire someone over the age of 30 I feel bad for your clients. Your production will be limited." I completely agree. Ho
Can you replace ProRes in a project with ProRes LT by linking to the same media names, as in Proxy replacement?
by mike taylor 7 years ago
I have a (relatively new) project done in ProRes and I would like to have it in ProRes LT, which I had transcoded with the same names. I lost a drive with all the LT versions and had to start editing
Re: Can you replace ProRes in a project with ProRes LT by linking to the same media names, as in Proxy replacement?
by Alex Elkins 7 years ago
Do bear in mind that Shane's tutorial is based on transcoding using Log & Transfer. If you've transcoded using third-party software (as the O.P. did) then that won't apply (although it's a great tutor
DSLR shoot, too much footage for 1TB HDD with conversion to ProRes 422... What can I do?
by Pierre-Luc Miville 7 years ago
Hello all! I am shooting this corporate video with 2 canon 5D mark II. In one day, we shot for 70GB of rushes in H264. When converting to appleprores, it gets to a total of 275GB more or less. The pro
Re: DSLR shoot, too much footage for 1TB HDD with conversion to ProRes 422... What can I do?
by Shane Ross 7 years ago
LT is a good option. Now slap your DIT (Digital Intermediate Technician) and set him straight. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
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GTX Titan .... now I'm confused
by Nicholas Coleman 7 years ago
Was thinking to pull a trigger on the gtx 690. As I am currently running a single quadro 4000 as gui and gpu card and want a dedicated Image processing Gpu. Now with Titan being released on feb. 25th
Re: GTX Titan .... now I'm confused
by Alex Elkins 7 years ago
Juan Salvo "You most certainly can't expect anything close to 4K 50fps from any hardware in r3d, unless you've got like four red rocket cards to do debayering." Yeah I did have my doubts! Still, shou
Understanding audio requirements for broadcast (A1, A2, A3, A4)
by Richard Steele 7 years ago
Hi, I'm still quite new in the business and recently received my first broadcasting contract. Great news. But now I have to deliver the goods... (I'd like to avoid asking them directly and looking lik
Re: Understanding audio requirements for broadcast (A1, A2, A3, A4)
by Alex Elkins 7 years ago
Hi Richard, I'm not entirely sure what you mean when you say you're at the ProRes stage. I presume you mean you're ready to export... It sounds like what you're doing is going to File Export Using Qui
Tech Specs for internet productions
by Tom Valens 7 years ago
I'm used to editing for film and television, but now I'm doing a series of videos that will play exclusively on the internet and I'm wondering about technical specs I should be concerned about. The se
Re: Tech Specs for internet productions
by Alex Elkins 7 years ago
I'll just throw my opinion into the mix regarding audio levels, because as Simon points out, there is no defined standard. Personally I would prefer to mix to a -10dB peak (averaging -14 to -12dB) sam
AJA CineForm VideoOut Codec
by Chad Brewer 9 years ago
I've been given a 720p Quicktime with AJA CineForm VideoOut as the codec. There is no video in Quicktime 7.6.6 or FCP 7 on a computer with a Kona 3 card with version 8.1 drivers. I figure if my client
Re: AJA CineForm VideoOut Codec
by Alex Elkins 7 years ago
Just an update. The download is now available from here: http: cineform.com gopro-cineform-decoder Thought it was worth adding that to this old thread as it still comes up very high in Google. Alex El
Clip I was editing with has suddenly lost its codec
by Gareth Randall 7 years ago
So there I am happily editing away with a DV-PAL source clip, and suddenly I can't write video into the sequence any more. I can play the clip in the Viewer, mark in and out points and all the rest, b
Re: Clip I was editing with has suddenly lost its codec
by Alex Elkins 7 years ago
Gareth Randall "It's *not* a track destination issue :)" Had to be sure! I know you said that a duplicate of the file imports correctly. Have you tried duplicating the file and then re-connecting to
Blended frames or repeated frames - which is worse ?
by Rosie Walunas 7 years ago
This question is a bit general. In FCP, I was working with a progressive video in which there were repeated or duplicated frames if one went through the video frame by frame. But, when it came time to
Re: Blended frames or repeated frames - which is worse ?
by Alex Elkins 7 years ago
Rafael Amador "the best results comes from hardware conversion, and with the drop of the prices of the Teranex, that shouldn't be prohibitive option anymore. " Absolutely right. It's incredible how c
Anyone still using any tape decks? Beta? Or anything standard-def?
by Todd Terry 7 years ago
So, I've been up to my elbows in spaghetti for the last two or three days... 934 miles of cables... We bought a new editing system for our "A" suite... a new Matrox MX02 system replacing an aging Matr
Re: Anyone still using any tape decks? Beta? Or anything standard-def?
by Alex Elkins 7 years ago
We sold our DigiBeta deck about 3 years ago and now just rent when needed. That said, we still do a fair amount of capturing and layback on tape, both SD and HD - I'd estimate around 50 hours of machi
Positioning of titles
by Alex Elkins 7 years ago
Hi all, A few years ago I read in a post on here that it was 'the norm' to position titles slightly above centre. This is how I've worked ever since, and would agree that it is slightly more pleasing
Re: Positioning of titles
by Alex Elkins 7 years ago
Interesting perspective Adam, thanks for sharing. I think I get what you're saying about peripheral vision favouring the lower part, although maybe that's simply because there's usually more to catch
Alex Elkins 7 years ago
Hey Lawrence. Thanks for your call just now, very interesting perspective. Interested to hear what others think.
All the best, Alex.
Linking a mask path to motion tracking data
by Joe Walker 11 years ago
Hey all, I have a mask path that I need to be directly linked to some motion tracking data, so how would I go about setting up an expression for this I went ahead and tracked the shot and had the moti
Re: Linking a mask path to motion tracking data
by Keith Neuendorff 9 years ago
The approach given by Edu does work. To give a bit more detail, I had an existing mask from one frame in the clip that I wanted to apply the mask to but the motion in the clip required that I adjust t
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Alex Elkins liked this 7 years ago
Video Exposure
by Roy Schneider 7 years ago
Hi All: I just finished Producing Directing and Editing a Music Video for an up and coming Country Artist. http: www.youtube.com watch v=ereaDikW1ug I am not so sure they know what to do with it now t
Re: Video Exposure
by Alex Elkins 7 years ago
Hi Roy, I'm not familiar with the Country & Western music scene at all, but there must be online forums where people would be interested in seeing it. There may even be a Country & Western music TV st
What's it called when an edit rolls back the clock?
by Anthony Atkielski 7 years ago
Is there are specific term in editing to refer to cuts that show the same event multiple times, even though it occurs only once in the story For example, a shot of a car exploding from one angle, foll
Re: What's it called when an edit rolls back the clock?
by Alex Elkins 7 years ago
I'd call it a double-take. Alex Elkins Twitter: @postbluetv www.postblue.tv Post Blue showreel Latest work: Greyhounds in Motion at 500fps My Vimeo Pro page
Blackmagic Intesity Extreme with Thunderbolt loose audio sync in Flash Media Live Encoder
by Jeff Greenwood 8 years ago
I have the following items: -BlackMagic Intensity Extreme (Thunderbolt) (drivers 9.1 then I tried 9.2) - MacBook Pro; 2ghz Intel Core i7, 4GB Ram, AMD Radeon DH 6490m, Intel HD Graphics 3000 - Flash M
Re: Blackmagic Intesity Extreme with Thunderbolt loose audio sync in Flash Media Live Encoder
by Alex Elkins 7 years ago
As this thread is relatively recent I just want to add another thing. I was streaming with FMLE and an AJA Kona 3 and similarly was getting quite bad audio sync. It seems to drift over time. So my poi
Following up re: digital delivery
by Tim Wilson 9 years ago
There was a thread a while back about digital delivery that I wanted to bring up again. Who's using digital delivery For what To whom Who have you used What'd you think In case you missed it, or need
Re: Following up re: digital delivery
by Alex Elkins 7 years ago
Hi Kent, The simple answer to all of your questions is: Do whatever the broadcaster requires. Kent Vanderberg "When shooting HD and framing for 16:9, must one always protect for TV to center-cut crop
Tips for interviewing a new editor
by Adam Fischer 8 years ago
Im looking to bring on a new contract editor who I hope to keep busy at least 30 hours a week. So I want to make sure I'm investing my time into someone I can trust and depend on Looking at demo reeks
Re: Tips for interviewing a new editor
by Alex Elkins 7 years ago
About a year ago I was in the same position of, for the first time in my career, having to interview potential staff editors. Some of the things I was looking for were: Does this person actually know
free edit work.. can I use in my demo reel?
by paolo zuniga 8 years ago
Hi, my question has to do with the right to use content as an unpaid freelance video editor. In order to get more experience in film editing, I recently completed an short-film edit for a "client" - s
Re: free edit work.. can I use in my demo reel?
by Alex Elkins 8 years ago
I think you need to appeal to the better nature of this director and explain that the only reason you agreed to work for free was to have something for your reel. If he's not happy with the result the
Staffing my startup
by D. Tann 8 years ago
I hear that the two things that drain profits in a company are overheads and staff. I have reduced these in every aspect of the business but what i cant cheat or fake is the shooting of footage and th
Re: Staffing my startup
by Alex Elkins 8 years ago
Mark Suszko "you (at least used to) call it "Joining"" I never knew that. You learn something new every day! Anyway, apologies to the O.P. for hijacking the thread! FWIW, I tend to agree with the oth
Establishing a link between two shots separated in time
by Anthony Atkielski 8 years ago
I am editing a small video that is a tour of a neighborhood, showing different streets, buildings, etc. in a semi-organized way (insofar as the twisty layout of the streets allows). Early in the video
Re: Establishing a link between two shots separated in time
by Alex Elkins 8 years ago
Are there any landmarks or distinct colours that can be seen from both angles to identify the link. A road sign maybe, or a striking looking building Just something that suggests that we're in the sam
PPM metering in AVID MC
by Peter Groom 8 years ago
Hi All just to let you know that a video tutorial showing how to get Zplanes PPMulator working within AVID MC has been posted. Here is the link. http: www.youtube.com watch v=-dNqNTf3HxQ&feature=playe
Re: PPM metering in AVID MC
by Bouke Vahl 8 years ago
That video is almost 12 minutes long. I cold explain the process in 25 lines of text, readable in less than a minute... What is it with these stupid videos that people like Does everyone but me has ac
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MC6 and Blackmagic performance
by Rob Tinworth 8 years ago
While it's great that MC6 has opened up Avid to third party hardware, I'm not getting anything like the performance I'd expect running Avid MC6 with a Blackmagic Multibridge Pro. Scrubbing is a little
Re: MC6 and Blackmagic performance
by Alex Elkins 8 years ago
Michael Phillips "perhaps someone with AJA hardware will chime in with their experiences" I have a Kona 3 in my system and I have not experienced sluggishness at all, albeit on fairly simple projects
How to edit documentary ?
by vineet das 8 years ago
Hi there Guys I am am new in editing documentary. I want to know about what are the key points i have to remember while editing a documentary (in terms of aesthetic). A video tutorial would be a great
Re: How to edit documentary ?
by Mark Suszko 8 years ago
The aesthetic is really up to you. The underlying principle should be to tell a true story, showing enough information to let the audience make up it's own mind about what to think of it. Editing begi
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Creating an Editing Schedule....projects are piling up
by Grant Wilber 8 years ago
I'm a camera guy. I like working long hard physical hours on set or digging a hole in the ground. When it comes to sitting down for more than 20 minutes its a challenge. But I can't afford to pay peop
Re: Creating an Editing Schedule....projects are piling up
by Alex Elkins 8 years ago
Hi Grant I find that I'm my least productive when I'm trying to do all sorts of tasks at once. It's not unusual to have three different clients each sending you to-do lists on the same morning, and tr
Fast Import ProRes - How?
by Alex Elkins 8 years ago
I'm a long-time FCP user but completely new to Avid, save for a fair bit of testing and Avid tutorials. I'm about to begin a simple (but real) project in Avid MC6. I have 1920x1080 25p ProRes (non HQ)
Re: Fast Import ProRes - How?
by Alex Elkins 8 years ago
I've just had a chance to revisit this and really can't see what I'm doing wrong. Frame size, frame rate and interlacing all match up. However, I am accepting that it may well be a user error here. I
Decklink Duo Dual Capture
by Steve Holmes 9 years ago
Hi I am looking at getting a Decklink Duo card to simultaneously record dual streams in SDI from a pair of PTZ cameras. Is this possible in Media Express or any other software I have found a few post
Re: Decklink Duo Dual Capture
by Alex Elkins 8 years ago
Sorry to drag up an old thread, but has anyone here got an update on this I've not purchased yet but seemingly was on the verge of getting 'caught out'. The last post on the thread said that it could
Poll: Do you like the style of cutting 2 cameras on same interview subject?
by Chris McElroy 8 years ago
I would very much like to hear some personal opinions about the style of shooting editing in which 2 cameras are focused on a person talking. Without edits in the audio, the cameras switch back and fo
Re: Poll: Do you like the style of cutting 2 cameras on same interview subject?
by Alex Elkins 8 years ago
Shane Ross "Well, depends on if what they are saying is interesting enough..." Shane - I think you've hit the nail on the head with that statement. If every interview subject was completely engaging
How to speed up my workflow
by Olly Lawer 8 years ago
Hi, I am looking for some tips on speeding up my edits. I started my production company a couple of years ago and had some fantastic feedback on my work. I'm now full time (due to redundancy) and I am
Re: How to speed up my workflow
by Alex Elkins 8 years ago
Hi Olly, Bear in mind that however experienced someone is as an editor, they still need to review the footage in order to know what's been shot. That takes time, no matter who you are. As you review t
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Media Error - card must be reformatted
by Olly Lawer 9 years ago
Hi, Just filming some product shots, so this wasn't crutial, but I am shooting a live event soon so want to make sure it's not going to happen again - maybe there is a way to prevent it Mid shot, erro
Re: Media Error - card must be reformatted
by Alex Elkins 8 years ago
Martin Phillips "SxS doesn't seem to mind what you do - it just gets on with it. In over 2 years, no hassles with SxS here." Same here. Trouble is I'm at the post production end of the process and of
Online Edit Sessions
by Aaron Cadieux 8 years ago
Hello Everyone, So we have a client that wants to "sit in" on edits sessions remotely. I immediately thought of using a Slingbox for such a purpose. So I bought a Slingbox Solo and set it up to take a
Re: Online Edit Sessions
by Bill Davis 8 years ago
Advice from someone who's been there many times before.... Watching someone else edit makes watching paint dry seem like a roller coaster ride. Viewing editing is, of necessity, BORING. The actual wor
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Not OT: No coffe breaks any more ...
by Andreas Kiel 10 years ago
Who doesn't know the situation: FCP is rendering or exporting - you're waiting and no second Mac with a second license of FCP available to work with. Here the solution. Double click this little app ht
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Re: Not OT: No coffe breaks any more ...
by scott norton 10 years ago
Is there anything specific you have to do to make this work Seems almost too good to be true. Is it a plug in that you put in your plugins folder Or it runs as a separate application
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