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Andrew Rendell

Trained in the BBC to become an online editor in tape suites. Left the BBC and worked in 2 editing facilities in London before going freelance. Got into Avid around 1998 then FCP a couple of years ago. However much I like drama, I mainly get employed to make docs.
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December 2nd 2010
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Production Music - Edit Music
by Jon-Michael Brown 5 years ago
Hi, all. I ve asked a similar question before but I just wanted to see what everyone is using currently and get recommendations for production music. Here s my understanding of the best stock producti
Re: Production Music - Edit Music
by Andrew Rendell 5 years ago
Late to the party on this (having an unusually busy start to the year) but I have a couple of composer friends who I use when I can but more often than not I use library stuff. (I'm a musician myself
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Copyright issue
by Richard Herd 5 years ago
In a :30 can a bookstore use the cover (and covers) of books What about other stores that sell books Thanks!
Re: Copyright issue
by Andrew Rendell 5 years ago
IANAL but gut feeling is that bookshelves where you can see there are lots of books but none are featured or easy to identify would be fine but anything that is clearly identified would need to be cle
Important broadcast show editing question???
by Jake Cauty 5 years ago
Hi everyone, I'm editing a 26minute show for broadcast and have infront of me a rough cut programme, roughly to length. It needs master voice recorded, onlining, grading, audio mixing, polishing, imag
Re: Important broadcast show editing question???
by Andrew Rendell 5 years ago
The end of the fine cutting is known as picture lock, at that point graphics may be rough versions, supers won't be lined up to the appropriate safe area, commentary will be a rough recording for timi
New project, but slightly conflicted to accept.
by Brandon Eastman 5 years ago
A friend has recommended me to his coworker for me to shoot a video for her church she is a part of. Now while I don't have the full skinny of this project (details being worked out on their end), I'v
Re: New project, but slightly conflicted to accept.
by Andrew Rendell 5 years ago
The first thing is to find out what is required. If you are being approached to create a commercial-style video supporting a cause, then the project is not one where you have a free hand to create wha
Student Film: If a DP walks off set before wrap do they have a right to the footage for that day?
by MarciAnn White 5 years ago
Hello everyone, I was working on my senior student film. The last day of filming my dp walked off set and said he was leaving prior to wrap. His reasoning was he was tired. Because it was a student fi
Re: Student Film: If a DP walks off set before wrap do they have a right to the footage for that day?
by Andrew Rendell 5 years ago
If I were you I'd give him a copy of the footage. Think about what Wayne has written, on the shoot you were essentially managing a team of creative people, which is like the proverbial herding of cats
Career Goals
by David Sikes 5 years ago
Hey everyone. I'm in my first position after college. I started in January 2013 and have been here since, doing video production for a company's marketing department. Something I'm facing when I think
Re: Career Goals
by Andrew Rendell 5 years ago
Reading this thread I feel so boring, no degree, no multiple careers, no wide range of different skills. I started cutting around 1989 and still make my living from it. The big Z is right that when yo
I want to make a still frame for use in FCP7. After making a jpg, any suggestions for improving it?
by Noam Osband 5 years ago
I know I can make a jpg still shot with FCP7. But can I then improve the quality Does exporting as a TIF with higher pixel count in Preview improve it somehow I have no idea. Thanks in advance smarter
Re: I want to make a still frame for use in FCP7. After making a jpg, any suggestions for improving it?
by Andrew Rendell 5 years ago
IMO tiff and png work best. If I have one jpg I usually just put it in the timeline and render it but if I have a lot it's better to convert them to png or tiff because FCP can get a bit glitchy and s
Converting NTSC audio to PAL
by Kris Ham 5 years ago
Hello all, I have audio recorded on an H4N (24 fps) and video shot on a C100 (25 fps) that is, obviously, impossible to sync. I'm over in PAL land (Australia). Most of the forums I've found are for co
Re: Converting NTSC audio to PAL
by Andrew Rendell 5 years ago
Sorry I haven't checked in for a few days, there's an article here on the Cow about the problem with FCP https: library.creativecow.net lyon_matt fixing-fcp-assets 1
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My new VO rig.
by Bill Davis 5 years ago
Since we sometimes discuss VO stuff here, I just changed my primary Voiceover rig. I'd bought an ASUS USB3 driven flat screen for use with my FCP X editing on the road - and realized that since it's s
Re: My new VO rig.
by Andrew Rendell 5 years ago
I would like to confess to sitting in the booth with the presenter, using a C391B - MTrack USB - laptop for yesterdays voice record.
Rode NTG-2 with Canon 550D
by Peter Hall 5 years ago
Hi, I am making a short film and, having previously used only my Canon 550D's inbuilt mic for all audio recording, would like to up my production value and get some decent sound. I have been looking a
Re: Rode NTG-2 with Canon 550D
by Andrew Rendell 5 years ago
I'd recommend the Magic Lantern firmware for the 550D, it gives you metering and the ability to turn off the AGC, which you need to do (as well as a bunch of other things that improve the 550D as a vi
BMPCC not powering up after 1.9.3 update
by Andrew Rendell 5 years ago
I upgraded the firmware this morning - downloaded the latest Camera Utility, plugged BMPCC in by USB, it immediately said that it needs to update, so I clicked ok and let it happen. So now what happen
Re: BMPCC not powering up after 1.9.3 update
by Andrew Rendell 5 years ago
Sorry to hear that David. I found the forum here - http: forum.blackmagicdesign.com viewforum.php f=1 but it wouldn't accept my registration. Maybe they're overwhelmed at the moment. I might try again
How can I find out the audio sampling rate of BetacamSP tape?
by Jessie Li 5 years ago
Hi guys I'm trying to digitize BetacamSP tape. But I'm afraid if I might choose wrong setting... This tape is from very long time ago so we don't know which audio sampling rate we recorded with.. How
Re: How can I find out the audio sampling rate of BetacamSP tape?
by Andrew Rendell 5 years ago
Betacam SP has analogue audio recording, by convention one would digitise at 48kHz 16bit without compression (wav or aiff).
Converting MTS files to ProRes for FCP7
by Bobby Hall 5 years ago
I converted some MTS files to ProRes 422 using Pavtube iMedia Converter, and then I remembered that Clipwrap does the same thing, except that it "wraps" MTS files to ProRes with no converting needed.
Re: Converting MTS files to ProRes for FCP7
by Andrew Rendell 5 years ago
You can't "wrap" a file from one codec to another without converting. Whether there is any quality loss when converting between codecs depends on the algorithm used in the conversion process and the d
An unusual proposition - some advice wanted, please!
by Dylan Hargreaves 5 years ago
Hi all, An unusual situation has presented itself and hopefully some of you guys can offer some advice. I work mainly making short online promos, commercials and corporates, but over the years have pr
Re: An unusual proposition - some advice wanted, please!
by Andrew Rendell 5 years ago
Not really my area either but I do spend a lot of time around a big broadcaster so I've heard the odd thing... Sponsorship itself isn't necessarily a problem (there's a fair amount of it around alread
amature in editing. Where to begin?
by yusra azhar 5 years ago
Dear Friends, Hi i found this forum while searching and browsing for courses in linear editing. Iam totally illiterate in regards to film & editing technically. the only thing i know about is watchhin
Re: Amateur in editing. Where to begin?
by Andrew Rendell 5 years ago
In London (assuming you mean London, England) there are a number of big facilities that employ runners. It's fairly menial but you get to meet people and can usually get from making tea and coffee to
Keyframing problem...
by Oscar Gotti 5 years ago
Hello, I am on a 1080i project on FCP 7 and I am trying to do a creeping effect on text much like you see in Movie Trailers. However, every time I do this I see a slight weird wobbling effect on the t
Re: Keyframing problem...
by Andrew Rendell 5 years ago
I guess you're looking at it as a real time effect, usually rendering it fixes the problem.
Ranking Digital & Analog Tape Formats In Terms in Quality
by Emily Erotas 5 years ago
Working on ranking digital & analog tape formats in terms of highest quality to lowest quality. I know that it's foolish difficult to compare them when there are a variety of factors like analog vs di
Re: Ranking Digital & Analog Tape Formats In Terms in Quality
by Andrew Rendell 5 years ago
The top of the list should be D1, D5, Digibeta. D2 and D3 are practically indistinguishable, I'm not sure whether to put them above or below the more compressed digital component, DVCPro and DVCam. Pr
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The CALM Act Explained (A little)
by Ross Wissbaum 5 years ago
I've seen a few posts about this here in the past and I recently did a blog post on the subject so I thought I'd link it here. I dug through all of the white papers and tried to distill it into someth
Re: The CALM Act Explained (A little)
by Andrew Rendell 5 years ago
Thanks Ross, I'll add that to my list of links to direct people to when it comes up on the various social media groups that I look in on, if that's ok.
Audio sample rate question
by Oscar Gotti 5 years ago
Hello, I was recently told to always convert all audio to 48 khz before editing on FCP 7. My question is, can't I just import the 44.1 khz audio into a 48 khz timeline on FCP Doesn't that do the same
Re: Audio sample rate question
by Andrew Rendell 5 years ago
You can import the 44.1kHz audio, it will work but I would advise against it because on the occasions that I have I've had sync issues - slippage between the positioning on the track and the timing of
ProRes422 footage, recommended workflow
by Spyros Skandalos 5 years ago
Good evening, We just finished shooting a road-documentary. We shot on a BlackMagic Pocket (ProRes422 1920x1080). Sound have been recorded on an external device. Our footage is aprox. 20 hours and we
Re: ProRes422 footage, recommended workflow
by Andrew Rendell 5 years ago
The best NLE is likely to be the one the editor is most comfortable with. It's valuable to think about how you will master when you have finished the storytelling aspects of the edit: are you deliveri
Best Sound Effects Library?
by Cole Reynolds 5 years ago
Hi all, Is there a consensus on which sound effect library is the best in general terms I'm looking for a large, general sound effects library and google is giving me a lot of free download sites whic
Re: Best Sound Effects Library?
by Andrew Rendell 5 years ago
I used to prefer Hollywood Edge, but that was when I had an employer to pay for it (expensive but like most things you get what you pay for). Anyway, another vote for Sounddogs.com
Video editor looking for the right near field monitors
by Chiel Verbakel 5 years ago
Hi there, I'm about to invest in a pair of near field monitors to support my (documentary & television) editing. Without the possibility to properly test different monitors, some guys at a local music
Re: Video editor looking for the right near field monitors
by Andrew Rendell 5 years ago
I'm not sure you need the 6" ones, for what you're talking about the 5" ones should be fine (they're Walter Biscardi's choice http: www.biscardicreative.com blog 2011 06 anatomy-of-an-edit-suite ) I b
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Editing competitions?
by Cole Reynolds 5 years ago
Are there any editing competitions out there that I can should look into I was thinking in the same vein as the exposure competition, where you're given a bunch of raw footage and the best edit wins.
Re: Editing competitions?
by Andrew Rendell 5 years ago
A couple of years ago I did a "48 hour" film making challenge with a friend, we were told a title, a line that had to be included in the script and a prop which had to appear (it was "a bottle of red
Commercial Broadcast Levels
by Gabriel Wiener 5 years ago
Hello all, I am getting ready to bounce a commercial via FCP 7 for television broadcast. The commercial has music and voice-over. I was wondering what the ideal peak level for television broadcast wou
Re: Commercial Broadcast Levels
by Andrew Rendell 5 years ago
Loudness is now specified under the CALM act, here's a page which links to information you need to know about http: www.qualisaudio.com calm_act_loudness.htm There are several software and hardware me
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Edit desk facing the window, is it a problem?
by Tom Cooper 5 years ago
Hi all, We're planning to expand our production company over a new floor of our building. Part of this is to install 6 new offline suites. I've been trying to push for making 2 larger suites and 6 sma
Re: Edit desk facing the window, is it a problem?
by Andrew Rendell 5 years ago
I spent enough years working in rooms with no windows that I ended up having to take prescription strength vitamin D pills, so I really value natural light these days. But really, facing a window isn'
Another term for b-roll?
by Eric McCarthy 5 years ago
I seem to remember from back in my broadcast days that we used another term for b-roll, especially stuff that was sent in by a company in hopes that it might make it on air sometime (as opposed to wha
Re: Another term for b-roll?
by Andrew Rendell 5 years ago
I remember EPK, for electronic press kit (if memory serves well), and VNR, for video news release.
PAL - SECAM formats
by Sil Bia 5 years ago
Hi Guys! I am shooting with an old German Metz VHS-C PAL video camera; I am running out of tapes and I have found some new tapes VHS-C PAL SECAM. Do you think the format is somehow compatible with my
Re: PAL - SECAM formats
by Andrew Rendell 5 years ago
The difference between PAL and SECAM is the way the colour information is encoded in the composite signal. That's done by the camera, not the tape. If the tape is marked VHS-C PAL SECAM then it's fair
My first time working on broadcast as editor, have few questions regarding AUDIO settings
by Esther Casas 6 years ago
Hello everybody! These questions might seem a bit too naive for most of you, but is the first time I will edit for television and they ask for very specific specs. I want to make sure I will deliver e
Re: My first time working on broadcast as editor, have few questions regarding AUDIO settings
by Andrew Rendell 5 years ago
I use PPMulator software, which has loudness metering as well as PPM, going through audio hijack pro on the Mac so that it sits outside the NLE software and measures what's on the output. It's a cost
what app do I need?
by Andrew Rendell 6 years ago
Hi I want to see the pictures from the built in web cam on a laptop or a tablet displayed on the screen of my smartphone. My laptop is a Macbook Pro and my tablet and phone are both Android. Tethered
Old FD on EOS
by Carlo Ferraro 6 years ago
I need a long telephoto lens for birds, not less than 500mm to work with a 70D on video and came across an old FD 500mm f4.5 L manual, for about the price of a 100-400. Will the FD to EOS adapter give
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Re: Old FD on EOS
by Andrew Rendell 6 years ago
The thing to be aware of is the crop factor, a 500mm FD lens will give the view equivalent to roughly 800mm on the 70D. I've got a couple of FD lenses that I use with adaptors and I'm very happy with
dBu level vs. whatever FCP 7 shows
by Arturo Glass 6 years ago
I need to delivery a project with the following audio limits: Dialogue between +2dBu and +6dBu M&E peaking no more than +8dBu What are the equivalents in the audio meter that FCP 7 shows Are those mea
Re: dBu level vs. whatever FCP 7 shows
by Andrew Rendell 6 years ago
Audio Hijack Pro doesn't have a suitable meter within it for my purposes, I have PPMulator installed as a plug-in within Audio Hijack Pro, because PPM and EBU R128 loudness metering are what I need, V
Issue opening projects
by Grant Wilber 6 years ago
I've been having a lot of issues opening project files. If I open from the file I usually have to force quit, and then if I open within FCP it takes forever to open. Then when it does open every runs
Re: Issue opening projects
by Andrew Rendell 6 years ago
Check the size of your project files. I was handed one that was 49MB the other day and it was very slow to open, beach-balling, etc. If you do a lot of saving previous sequences the project can get re
workflow with subtitles - HD video on laptop
by Neil Pollick 6 years ago
I am making a documentary. It is set in a non-English speaking community. I have had all the clips translated into English but I have not matched the translations to the unedited clips, at the moment
Re: workflow with subtitles - HD video on laptop
by Andrew Rendell 6 years ago
I do this all the time but I never bother subtitling all of the rushes. I work out the structure on paper (well, using a word processor, but you know what I mean), then place each section that I want
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PC audio meter / Stereo display
by Brian Reynolds 6 years ago
Does anyone know of a PC based 'real time' display that will give me VU metering with floating peaks, an XY lissajous display and possible spectrum analyzer that I can run on a laptop or netbook PC Ta
Re: PC audio meter / Stereo display
by Andrew Rendell 6 years ago
I've seen this recommended, which I think should do what you need http: mhsecure.com metric_halo products software spectrafoo.html#tab=1 (I don't use it so I can't really comment about it, PpmulatorXL
Location sound - feature film
by Juan Perez 6 years ago
Hello, And thanks for reading this, this is the first time I post on this forum although am an avid reader. I will be recording location sound for a feature film to be shot on July this year. I have v
Re: Location sound - feature film
by Andrew Rendell 6 years ago
Well, a boom pole, cables, headphones, a copy of this http: www.tyford.com Ty_Ford_Audio_Bootcamp_Field_Guide.html (Ty is leader of the audio professionals group here on the cow) TBH, it's not so much
Using Historical Footage
by Joshua Armstrong 6 years ago
Hi, I wasn't sure where to post this to, but was hoping that maybe somebody would know the answer. I want to use footage of historical figures, such as Hitler or the Tank Man in the Tiananmen Square o
Re: Using Historical Footage
by Andrew Rendell 6 years ago
Everything has copyright, i.e., it's owned by someone, except for stuff which is old enough to have fallen out of copyright and become public domain and even then you probably have to pay to get a cop
Following up even after being rejected after an interview?
by Rob Grauert 6 years ago
Long story short, a job recruiter contacted me about a position and asked me if i would be interested in interviewing. I went in for the interview and everything seemed to go well, but they chose some
Re: Following up even after being rejected after an interview?
by Andrew Rendell 6 years ago
In principle yes, but as Mark says think very carefully about how you want to present yourself. When I was starting out I applied for a trainee position and didn't get it. I followed it up with a lett
How many of you editors are introverts?
by Steve Kownacki 6 years ago
Best jobs for introverts: Film video editor. Hmmm. I consider myself to be an introvert. Or more a combo intro extro. I don the extroversion when needed for meetings, events, and so on. But I highly g
Re: How many of you editors are introverts?
by Christopher Travis 6 years ago
Not sure where I fall on the intro extro spectrum. I'd basically say I'm a bit shy. I like people and enjoy company, but I'm not gregarious. I tend to wait until I've been spoken to before speaking my
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How to become an editor?
by Catherine Andrus 6 years ago
I have a passion for editing and creating. I have already graduated from college with a Bachelors in Mass Communications. I have spoken to some editors who say they have their own language that you wo
Re: How to become an editor?
by Rich Rubasch 6 years ago
I can tell if a person has a natural talent to edit in the first 7 cuts. Sequence of shots, timing from shot to shot, overall pacing in relation to subject, audio split edits if applicable, cutting to
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I recorded months of video at 44.1/16 kHz should have I recorded at 48? (sync problems)
by Greg Accetta 6 years ago
Hello, I am having a MAJOR issue, being new at audio I used the Zoom H4n and recorded at 44.1 16. I shot on the 5D Mark2 at 29.97 FPS. I have been told, (and I can see now) that my audio will be out o
Re: I recorded months of video at 44.1/16 kHz should have I recorded at 48? (sync problems)
by Andrew Rendell 6 years ago
As Richard says, not holding sync between kit like that is quite normal. The conversion from 44.1kHz to 48kHz shouldn't be noticeable with modern software, it doesn't change the running time. Did you
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share a portion of a video to for example Facebook
by Morten Slemdal 6 years ago
Let s say I have project with a 10 minutes film in it. If I just want to share like 30 seconds in the middle of it on facebook, how do I do it Is it a way to mark a part of the video, and then just sh
Re: share a portion of a video to for example Facebook
by Andrew Rendell 6 years ago
AFAIK you have to make a quicktime or mp4 of just that section*, so either mark in and out points on the sequence and export a quicktime of the section in H.264, or if you have a complete video file u
Public domain classical music
by Neil Orman 6 years ago
Does anyone know of a good source for license-free, public domain classical music for use in videos I would really appreciate any suggestions on sources there. I'm trying to track down a license-free
Re: Public domain classical music
by Andrew Rendell 6 years ago
There's not much that I know of. Although the composing will be out of copyright, good performances are an expensive thing to arrange and record and the price for it is understandably quite high. http
Best way to playback and digitize Beta SP into Premiere Pro
by Jesse Gift 6 years ago
I am running Adobe Premiere Pro on the iMac OSX 10.5.8. Here are the iMac specs: Processor 3.2 GHz Intel Core i5, Memory 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3, Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX 1024 MB, only 1 Thunderb
Re: Best way to playback and digitize Beta SP into Premiere Pro
by Andrew Rendell 6 years ago
I would think that hiring a Sony J30 with firewire would be the simplest way to hook up. Almost all Digibeta decks play back Beta SP tapes and a single wire SDI cable to a breakout box is less prone t
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Feedback for new Ambisonics microphone and recording system
by Nakul Sood 6 years ago
Dear All, I am reaching out to professionals in the field of sound recording. We are launching a campaign for a new microphone on Kickstarter in mid-October and wanted to share this with our core audi
Re: Feedback for new Ambisonics microphone and recording system
by Andrew Rendell 6 years ago
Aaah, you can't buy too much gear out of passion (as long as you can make the payments). I've wasted money on cars and motorbikes but I've never regretted buying a guitar or a microphone ;-)
Fair Use - this one is dumfounding
by Todd Terry 6 years ago
Maybe this is common knowledge... but I just learned this today and it almost made my head spin. Know why you don't see MLK's "I have a dream speech" much, or even read the words Because the speech is
Re: Fair Use - this one is dumfounding
by Andrew Rendell 6 years ago
I don't know what is dumbfounding about the case. It WAS a news event fifty years ago, on the day it happened and during the next few days. It isn't a news event now, now it's a historical event, so t
Capturing D2 video in PP CS6
by Michael Cohn 6 years ago
I just purchased a Sony DVR10 D2 Player Recorder and I want to capture the video and audio from a large number of D2 tapes in Premiere Pro CS6. The DVR10 has a composite digital video output (db25) an
Re: Capturing D2 video in PP CS6
by Andrew Rendell 6 years ago
I've still got my early Aja IO box - it accepts analogue video + xlr audio and connects to the computer by firewire. BTW, does anyone know (remember) how fussy the DVR-10 is with regard to reference s
no more interns !
by Bob Zelin 6 years ago
I remember in the 80's when NY State started to come after business for hiring "freelancers" instead of hiring "staff", and not paying unemployment insurance, employers contribution to Social Security
Re: no more interns !
by Mark Raudonis 6 years ago
I was a PAID intern through out all four years of college. I credit my current career to my positive internship experience. I'm a firm believer in PAYING the interns. In my case, I couldn't have taken
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Broadcast formatting
by Drew wilson 6 years ago
Hi there, I would really appreciate someone's input on this one. I'm shooting a television show for a local broadcaster and their requirements are Quicktime H264 1920x1080 (60i) - 59.97 FPS we will be
Re: Broadcast formatting
by Andrew Rendell 6 years ago
60i means 60 fields per second interlaced, not 60 frames per second I'm not aware of anyone using 60 frames per second interlaced, which would be 120i, so perhaps it would be worth clarifying that.
Why did they leave 48fps out of ITU-R Rec Bt.2020?
by toke lahti 6 years ago
Anybody have an explanation Shouldn't it be time for home users to see movies with their original frame rate
Re: Why did they leave 48fps out of ITU-R Rec Bt.2020?
by Andrew Rendell 6 years ago
Well, the ITU is an organization of TV broadcasters, so their focus is on transmission requirements, and BT.2020 was published in august 2012, and presumably negotiated over a couple of years prior to
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