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Andy Taplin

Director/Lighting Cameraman/NLE Editor/Producer of mainly corporate programmes and DVD/CD-ROM.
Member Since:
January 1st 1970
404 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Cambridge, England
Premiere Pro CS6 only importing audio from C300 MXF files
by Andy Taplin 3 years ago
I'm only getting audio when importing MXF files from a C300 - but not always! I can import video and audio from a different project shot on the same camera so I'm confused about what's gong on - codec
Re: Premiere Pro CS6 only importing audio from C300 MXF files
by Andy Taplin 3 years ago
Thanks Jon Initially, the clips that import as audio only show up as audio only in Media Browser too. I noticed that one of the projects that imported OK had the CLIPS001 folder in the top level of th
Audio sync going out when slowing down video in Premiere and audio in Audition
by Andy Taplin 5 years ago
Hi I'm trying to slow down some talking heads videos by 15% as they are for lip reading purposes and the client wants them slower. I did a test on a 10 second clip exporting the audio to Audition - sl
Re: Audio sync going out when slowing down video in Premiere and audio in Audition
by Andy Taplin 5 years ago
I think I've worked it out - checking the 'Lock stretch and pitch shift to new duration' box seemed to fix it. Andy Taplin Director Lighting Cameraman www.peninsulafilms.com www.andytaplin.co.uk
Opinion please: Maxed out iMac i7 speed boost compared to my current 2007 8 core Mac Pro 3ghz
by Andy Taplin 6 years ago
Just wondered if andy of you had an opinion about the performance boost I could expect in Premier Pro and After Effects moving from my current 8 core Mac Pro from 2007 (3ghz and 20GB RAM) to a maxed o
Re: Opinion please: Maxed out iMac i7 speed boost compared to my current 2007 8 core Mac Pro 3ghz
by Andy Taplin 6 years ago
Thanks Tom Interesting - seems Walter is happy with his iMacs for most of the work. I guess computers in general are starting to catch up with demands of heavy users like video pros, in a few years yo
Rendering only using 15% of 8 core MacPro.
by Andy Taplin 6 years ago
Hi I'm exporting to H264 from Premier Pro and the CPUs (8 core 2007 MacPro 20GB RAM OS 10.6.8)) are only working at an average of 15% - is this normal for CS6 or is it some other issue with my elderly
M100 2.1.1 and incompatibility with Kona 3 hardware driver
by Andy Taplin 6 years ago
Hi I'm having trouble with M100 2.1.1 and Kona 3. After installing 2.1.1 M100 won't start - saying incompatibility with the AJA hardware driver - I've tried drivers 8 (which is recommended in the 2.1.
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Re: M100 2.1.1 and incompatibility with Kona 3 hardware driver
by Andy Taplin 6 years ago
Thanks Floh - that worked -I'd assumed (incorrectly) that 10.3 was Lion Mountain Lion only. Andy Taplin Director Lighting Cameraman www.peninsulafilms.com www.andytaplin.co.uk
Monitor advice
by Andy Taplin 6 years ago
Hi All I'm currently using a DELL 24" LCD which has a wide colour gamut. I've calibrated it as best I can to 'throttle back' the colour space to something approximating REC 709 but it's obviously way
Re: Monitor advice
by Andy Taplin 6 years ago
Thanks Walter Looks like FSI is my best option - wish they had a dealer in the UK though... Andy Taplin Director Lighting Cameraman www.peninsulafilms.com www.andytaplin.co.uk
Canon 5D: weird brightness flicker
by Andy Taplin 8 years ago
Hi All I shot an interview with the 5D and there is a random brightness gamma change on about 50% of 45 minutes of the footage. Fortunately I was also shooting with a PMW350 which is clean so I'm OK b
Re: Canon 5D: weird brightness flicker
by Andy Taplin 6 years ago
Jared I'm jumping in here as I may have a solution for you. Boris Continuum Complete 8 has a flicker filter that should be able to remove it. Take a look at this link: http: www.borisfx.com videos BCC
Adobe Bridge effects in Premier Pro?
by Andy Taplin 6 years ago
Hi I don't seem to be able to place Bridge effects, like text animations, in Premier Pro like I can in AFX - There's no "Place in Premier Pro" command that I can see for example. I'm sure it's possibl
Re: Adobe Bridge effects in Premier Pro?
by Andy Taplin 6 years ago
Of course you're right - just getting into dynamic linking which seems pretty useful. Fairly new to Premier although been an AFX user for a long time. I'd quite like to see a combo app one day that co
Suite V2 bin issue and pricing clarification
by Andy Taplin 7 years ago
Hi All I'm thinking of upgrading to Suite V2 from 13 and just downloaded a trial version. I had no problem opening a previousl project etc. but then tried to create a new bin and for the past 18 years
Re: Suite V2 bin issue and pricing clarification
by Floh Peters 7 years ago
Hi Andy, with Suite 2 some rearrangements of the default locations of windows have been made. Most likely your bin opens in a position where you cannot see it (maybe even on a 2nd monitor that is not
Mercury playback capable card for Mac Pro 2007 (2.1)?
by Andy Taplin 7 years ago
Hi All When checking the specs for a Quadro 4000 for Mac graphics card I realised it's not compatible with my MacPro circa 2007 - the 2.1 model. Any one know of another card(s) that will give me Mercu
Re: Mercury playback capable card for Mac Pro 2007 (2.1)?
by Andy Taplin 7 years ago
I've got 8 cores and 16GB of RAM so I'm OK in that area - I can finally use all that RAM now thanks to CS5! Andy Taplin Director Lighting Cameraman http: www.andytaplin.co.uk
Gamma shift as Boris titles come in
by Andy Taplin 7 years ago
Hi All Just had a strange issue where the gamma of the BG video goes higher as a Boris title comes in from the V1 track - and then back to normal after the fade out. You don't see it in Media 100 but
Re: Gamma shift as Boris titles come in
by Andy Taplin 7 years ago
OK, that works, thanks Floh. Andy Taplin Director Lighting Cameraman http: www.andytaplin.co.uk
M100 V13 and Snow Leopard?
by Andy Taplin 7 years ago
Anyone using M100 V13 with 10.6 Snow Leopard I'm currently on 10.5 Leopard and my apps and system are very stable, which is really boring so I want to upgrade the OS and screw everything up! Only kidd
Re: M100 V13 and Snow Leopard?
by Andy Taplin 7 years ago
Looks like it's time to upgrade everything at once then. I'll be keeping a clone of my current system though! Andy Taplin Director Lighting Cameraman http: www.andytaplin.co.uk
Color Grading options
by jim brodie 8 years ago
Seasons Greetings, I was curious to whether or not M100 users who color grade within FCP with Color find Magic Bullet's Colorista II a more intuitive and easier process to color correct their shows. I
Re: Color Grading options
by Andy Taplin 8 years ago
Magic Bullet Colorista and Looks are indeed great tools and not too hard to use. My workflow at the moment is to do some basic colour correction levels adjustment in M100 and then when the edit's fini
XDCAM Transfer can't find footage
by Andy Taplin 8 years ago
Hi All I recently moved all my footage to a new RAID. Everything's fine except that XDCAM Transfer can no longer find the footage - although the proxies still show as thumbnails. When you click on a c
Re: XDCAM Transfer can't find footage
by Andy Taplin 8 years ago
Those things are all fine, I can re-add the folders, but then I loose all the previous mark in out info. It seems XDCAM Transfer lacks a relink or reload footage function - such as AFX, FCP, Media 100
Best shutter speed for 720 60P for a UK shoot.
by Andy Taplin 8 years ago
Hi All I'm shooting some footage in a UK laboratory factory environment lit mainly with very bright overhead fluorescent tubes at 50HZ. It's for a US based client so I'm thinking of shooting in 720 60
Re: Best shutter speed for 720 60P for a UK shoot.
by Andy Taplin 8 years ago
Yes, I forgot about the slow shutter setting which my camera (PMW 350) has but I tend to think of it as a bit of a gimmick - useful for effects but not really useable as a proper shutter speed. As you
Soundtrack Pro question (No response at STP forum).
by Andy Taplin 9 years ago
Sorry to post this here but I got no response over at the STP forum and lot's of you no doubt use STP as well, I'm trying to export save a .aif file to which I have applied the 4.1% pulldown PAL to NT
Re: Soundtrack Pro question (No response at STP forum).
by Andy Taplin 9 years ago
I'm converting PAL video to NTSC MPEG-2 at 23.98fps using BitVice - which does a very nice job of converting the video but not the audio - hence the need to slow it down by 4.1%.
PMW 350K camera
by Pat McGowan 9 years ago
Have I mentioned just how much we love this camera We've only had it for 3 weeks but it is already a mainstay in our toolkit and we have only scratched the surface of capabilities, lens options, data
Re: PMW 350K camera
by Andy Taplin 9 years ago
Pat I'd love to see some footage - I plan on getting the 350 in a couple of months. Andy
iMac 9400M integrated graphics and Final Cut Studio
by Andy Taplin 9 years ago
Hi All Anyone know if the new iMacs with the 9400M integrated graphics chip will run FCP and DVDSP Apple seems quite vague - unlike the older integrated graphics the 9400M has 256MB of dedicated RAM s
Can't import Bridge effects
by Andy Taplin 10 years ago
Hi All I've suddenly developed an issue importing effects from Bridge into AFX, which has always worked fine in the past. Regardless of the method - double-clicking on the effect with a layer highligh
Re: Can't import Bridge effects
by Andy Taplin 10 years ago
Seems that if I use the 'Place in After Effects' command it works! However, both double-clicking on the effect or copy and paste no longer work. Strange!
Stop AFX seraching for movie data in by-ref files?
by Andy Taplin 10 years ago
Hi All Before I learnt that by-ref files are a pain in the backside I used them all the time. I now sometimes need to open old projects to make a couple of changes, but the projects takes forever to o
Re: Stop AFX seraching for movie data in by-ref files?
by Andy Taplin 10 years ago
Dave LaRonde "That's the way to do it. I hope you also save the revised project under a new name. You know, just in case...." Oh yes - save the project using new names all the time - better to have t
Advice for filming in Malaysia
by Andy Taplin 10 years ago
Hi All I m going to Kuala Lumpur to film a corporate job at the Asia-Pacific offices of our client who are a software company headquartered in Cambridge, UK. It would appear that to film professionall
Re: Advice for filming in Malaysia
by Andy Taplin 10 years ago
That's really useful advice Thomas - thanks very much. I'm likely to be in KL towards the end of March if you give me your Email or cellphone I'll give you a call and buy you a couple of beers. Andy
Angenieux broadcast lenses anyone?
by Andy Taplin 11 years ago
Hi Anyone using Angenieux TV lenses. They seem to have some nice products particularly for HD and they seem a bit cheaper than Canons - at least here in the UK. Andy
IO HD vs. Blackmagic Multibridge
by Brady 11 years ago
I'm considering buying some sort of IO device. The IO HD looks great, but my question is this: Why not go with a Kona or BM multibridge (for 2k less) and just do the pro-res 422 conversion in the soft
Re: IO HD vs. Blackmagic Multibridge
by Andy Taplin 11 years ago
Actually nearly $6,000 is the price without VAT.VAT @17.5% adds another $1,000! Most pros would be VAT registered and therefore be able to claim the VAT back. There might be a different power supply f
the truth about XDCAM
by paul nevison 12 years ago
hey so it's an odd time to be thinking of a new aquisition format as there are many competing technologies out there at the moment, P2, HDV, HDCAM etc... and who knows who will come out the winner. so
Re: the truth about XDCAM
by Andy Taplin 12 years ago
Hi It seems XDCAM is the answer to all our prayers (I think!) here's a really comprehensive article from a tester here in the UK:- http: www.dvuser.co.uk content.php CID=144 At the end of the day I th
Simple OSX editor for MPEG-1 must exist?
by Andy Taplin 12 years ago
Hi All I'm looking for a very simple editor that will allow me to take an MPEG-1 movie and select a section of the movie and then save that as a new movie without re-encoding. I know all about GOPs an
Re: Simple OSX editor for MPEG-1 must exist?
by Andy Taplin 12 years ago
Just tried MPEG streamclip and it works beautifully! Many thanks Rich Andy
Jerky FLVs
by Andy Taplin 12 years ago
Hi I'm getting jerky FLVs from QT regardless of source codecs ie M100, Sorenson, H.264. I've tried: Cleaner 6.5 (really jerky) Sorenson Squeeze (slightly jerky) Flix (slightly jerky) I've tried numero
Re: Jerky FLVs
by Andy Taplin 12 years ago
Thanks In my case I don't think it's the PC, I think it's just that FLVs are inherentlyr 'Jerky'. Sometimes it's quite subtle but compared to WMV, QuickTime and MPEG, FLVs just not as smooth. Andy
DVD-ROM - PC reliability - DVD@CCESS - eDVD/Interactual - other?
by Andy Taplin 12 years ago
Hi A client wants to add PDFs accessed from within a DVD menu. I can only see 2 ways of doing this: DVD@CCESS in DVD Studio Pro, or Sonic eDVD Interactual player. Both of these have issues with some P
Popwire WMV Jumpy
by Michael Calvino 12 years ago
I urgently need a solution. Exporting WMV from FCP with Popwire and the video appears jumpy jittery. Have tried differnt Settings for quality and Keyframes but cant sort it out... Please help
Re: Mac WMV encodes Jumpy
by Andy Taplin 12 years ago
Does look pretty bad, but not an effect I've ever seen with my own encodes using blend!
All data lost!!! Help
by Andy Taplin 12 years ago
Just booted up my G4 1.25GHZ which has 2 internal drives (one is the boot drive) and 2 firewire drives attached. All files on all the drives apart from the boot drive have dissapeared. The drives are
Re: All data lost!!! Help Cont...
by Andy Taplin 12 years ago
Thanks. I'll try your suggestions. It feels to me like a strange system wide OSX problem to wipe everything Andy
eDVD URLs and Mac
by Andy Taplin 12 years ago
Hi I'm having trouble getting eDVD discs played through the InterActual player 2.6 to open URLs on the Mac. The same discs are fine on the PC Any ideas - Macs are G4 with 10.3.9 and 10.4 Many thanks
Re: eDVD URLs and Mac
by Andy Taplin 12 years ago
Just heard from Sonic that the problem is with version 8 of Flash player Here's an article which explains why web links are not working on the Mac: http: player.interactual.com help support articles 0
When is Digital not Digital? Firewire or SDI?
by Andy Taplin 13 years ago
I'm sure this has been discussed before but I feel it's SO important to understand that it needs bringing up every now and again. Is there a provable, definitive answer to the question about which inp
Re: When is Digital not Digital? Firewire or SDI?
by Andy Taplin 13 years ago
Andy Graeme Nattress "If you're mastering back to DV though, you'll loose not just the chroma advantage, but you'll actually get worse quality if you smooth chroma without it actually being necessary.
White hatched line at the top left of picture in 16:9
by Andy Taplin 13 years ago
Hi I'm authoring a file created in FCP from PAL DVCAM material. It's 16:9 and has the normally invisible white hatched line in the top left of the picture visible. This is cropped out by overscan TVs
Re: White hatched line at the top left of picture in 16:9
by Chris Borjis 13 years ago
It's part of the image, you'd need to crop it and re-encode.
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