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Bob Cole

Have enjoyed being part of the D-Vision, oops, "edit" community, now happily learning the Mac side oflife.
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Ending the quarantine...
by Todd Terry 7 months ago
This is soooo well done.... https: youtu.be Bpg-QbgoOIo T2 __________________________________ Todd Terry Creative Director Fantastic Plastic Entertainment, Inc. fantasticplastic.com
Re: Ending the quarantine...
by Bob Cole 6 months ago
This raises another issue: Production in the time of C-19. When they produced this video advocating social distancing, were they social distancing There's a nice commercial airing now, where the set-u
studio vs free
by Bob Cole 12 months ago
If you have moved from the free version to the studio, I would appreciate hearing whether you think it was a good move. Are there any drawbacks to Studio in terms of performance The collaboration feat
Re: studio vs free
by Richard Mazikowski 11 months ago
The two main differences are noise reduction and output resolution. If you need to output higher Res than HD, then you will need Studio. Also the noise reduction is really good. Especially for any pro
jog control for fine jogging is missing
by Bob Cole 4 years ago
Is there some reason that the jog control button (on the same row of the Source Record Viewers as the playback buttons, and to the immediate right of the speaker button) does not show up on my Viewers
Re: jog control for fine jogging is FOUND
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
Robert: Resolve may not work well on your particular computer. Have you checked out their recommended hardware spec's There are many nonlinear editors out there which may not have as much capability,
laptop for Resolve - PC or Mac
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
I am looking, once again, to upgrade my editing laptop. Does anyone have real-world experience with a fast, capable, reliable laptop computer for Resolve Mac or PC - doesn't matter. Budget is probably
Re: laptop for Resolve - PC or Mac
by Marc Wielage 1 year ago
There are new laptops with RTX 2080 GPUs that are fast as hell, assuming you get a fast CPU and lots of RAM: https: www.techwalls.com nvidia-geforce-rtx-2080-laptops A top-of-the-line current MacBook
Looking for a new lighting instrument
by Ty Ford 2 years ago
Hi, I have an audio studio in which I ve installed a charcoal muslin back drop and very simple 5-point lighting. Here s an example of what that looks like. Pretty simple. https: www.youtube.com watch
Re: Looking for a new lighting instrument
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
Ty, you know I love you and only want the best for you. Even though you are a nationally-recognized audio engineer and author, who is plenty busy doing audio stuff and don't need to mess with video. E
The new Mac Pro....now made in China!
by Rich Rubasch 1 year ago
I wonder if somewhere inside the case we will find a little sticker that says "Made in China" Too bad...it kind of tarnishes the whole thing, and it won't make Trump happy! https: www.cnn.com 2019 06
Re: The new Mac Pro....now made in China!
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
Todd, you remind me of myself. Years ago, I was a very enthusiastic user of D Vision Pro, the predecessor to Discreet edit*, which ran on Windows. I had a dilemma: because a big client was using Apple
Any opinions on the MacPro first look today?
by Rich Rubasch 1 year ago
Looked like the MacPro is back....priced to start around the iMacPro but upgradable....8 PCI slots Awesome! And lots of room for growth in the RAM and GPU department....plus Apple's own video card....
Re: Any opinions on the MacPro first look today?
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
Its power and adaptability are impressive. Early days, but I read a few of the comments on one of the Apple fan sites, and the consensus is that it will cost a lot more to equip to its full potential,
Anyone here in Las Vegas?
by Todd Terry 2 years ago
Is anyone here in Vegas ... can't remember. Got a three-day shoot there in a couple of weeks, and I thought I'd see if any of my COW friends were local. You never know what kind of "emergencies" will
Re: Anyone here in Las Vegas?
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
Hi Todd, I tried to send you an email with a couple of names, but it got returned. I ve never worked with them, but here are a couple of names (DPs, I think) for support, or leads to where you can get
3d video
by Bob Cole 2 years ago
Whatever happened to 3d videography Mostly dead, or completely Where do you go beyond 4k... except into the next dimension I ask because the other day I looked through some good binoculars, and was im
Re: 3d video
by Tom Sefton 1 year ago
https: youtu.be cpa7_8XCuzc This was 2 years ago. Doing some more ambitious things with VR this year which should be launched next year some time. Co-owner at Pollen Studio www.pollenstudio.co.uk
Is there paid phone support for Resolve?
by brianlaz 2 years ago
Creative Cow is the bomb and I have gotten so much help from it. However, there are times where I want to get someone on the phone and have them walk me through something, and I pay by the minute. Is
Re: Is there paid phone support for Resolve?
by Bob Cole 2 years ago
Perhaps you should go to lowepost.com. At the end of their free Intro to Fusion tutorial, the teacher gives his email address and invites questions. If you actually pay for their premium membership, w
Ethics of internet reviews
by Bob Cole 2 years ago
I don't know where else to post this comment on the COW, so if this is inappropriate here, please move it. I would like to recommend Larry Jordan's latest essay on his website. The title is "The Peril
Re: Ethics of internet reviews
by Bob Cole 2 years ago
They're bad, yes, but advertorials are at least easy to spot. But the fake "customer reviews," some by "verified buyers," really bother me. Crime must pay, or the manufacturers wouldn't be doing it. A
Recording PowerPoint and speaker as inexpensively as possible
by Bob Cole 2 years ago
I got a request to shoot and edit speakers who are using PowerPoint. It is for internal use, so quality has to be adequate, not broadcast. My first reaction was labor-intensive: Shoot the speaker and
Re: Recording PowerPoint and speaker as inexpensively as possible
by Bob Cole 2 years ago
We'd been thinking of shooting the presenter with one video camera, and running that and a feed from the Power Point laptop into a video switcher. You make a great point about unpredictable client req
Searching for parfocal constant aperture lenses
by Ben Edwards 8 years ago
OK, so my Sony Z1 seems to of gone wrong and as I am shooting a lot of DSLR stuff so thought rather than replace it I would upgrade my DSLR kit and get some suitable lenses. And by suitable I means le
Re: Searching for parfocal constant aperture lenses
by Bob Cole 2 years ago
Not sure of the source now, but I heard from some expert at a trade show that some newer zooms, those with the option for automatic focus, will also act as if they are parfocal, even though they are n
lighting (and staging) for Democratic response to SOTU speech
by Bob Cole 2 years ago
I'd never heard the post-speech pundits talk about lighting before, but last night the PBS broadcast of the Democratic response by Stacy Abrams broke new ground. The host of the panel discussion said
Business at a crossroads ...
by Todd Terry 2 years ago
Hi friends... I'm coming to the group here looking for some advice, wisdom... or just to talk me down off the ledge. My tiny company is coming to a crossroads, and I just don't know which way to turn.
Re: Business at a crossroads ...
by Bob Cole 2 years ago
Todd, can you afford to "take a sabbatical" Get off the treadmill for six months, or a year I'd be very curious as to why your right-hand-man is going. Knowing more about his interior life would proba
compression for YouTube
by Bob Cole 2 years ago
This may not be a DaVinci Resolve issue, but I used Resolve to output a video for YouTube, using the YouTube-recommended parameters. It plays well on my computer, but a client with a slower connection
Re: compression for YouTube
by Duke Sweden 2 years ago
360p, 240p and 144p. If that's still too heavy for your client I suggest you make sure he can pay you before you do any more work for him ;-) Dell XPS 8920 Intel i7 core 7700 build GeForce GTX 1050ti
Mole-Richardson 250W Daylight LED Softlite
by Andre Trinidad 2 years ago
Has anyone used these lights How good are they for interviews I'm setting up a portable interview kit for a one-man production. I didn't want to mess with Popup umbrellas or building a soft box (Lowel
Astra and batteries
by Bob Cole 2 years ago
Todd, I know you're a fan of the Astra. In B&H's reviews, a 6X owner reports that a Litepanels tech person suggested at least a 120WH battery. I have been keeping to 90's for air travel due to FAA res
camera advice x2, continued
by Bob Cole 2 years ago
My main cameras: Sony EX-1R and Sony FS7-m2. I love the EX-1r and I respect the FS7. I am probably going to sell the FS7, as most of my jobs do not demand its level of sophistication, and it is harder
Re: camera advice x2, continued
by Blaise Douros 2 years ago
I'll second the A7III. Very capable, has UHD, and with the addition of the K1M or K2M, you can get two channels of XLR inputs. Slow motion in HD at up to 120 fps. SLog2 and 3 if you need it, otherwise
Ripple Training for 15
by Bob Cole 2 years ago
Ripple Training has three new titles on Resolve 15, basically a "what's new in 15," deep color correction, and Resolve 15 "101." I'd appreciate advice as to which would be the most appropriate for me.
Re: Ripple Training for 15
by Declan Smith 2 years ago
I have been using Resolve for color grading for two years and only switched to using resolve for my editing workflow, earlier this year. I have never looked back and I use resolve for everything (almo
Rich Text boxes / background in front of second Rich text box?
by Mark Palmos 2 years ago
Hello all, I am learning DR and am trying to make a series of titles where I have two different text elements on the title as well as a background. If I choose the "L Lower 3rd" Title and then add tex
Re: Rich Text boxes / background in front of second Rich text box?
by Bob Cole 2 years ago
Can you share the solution with the rest of us Bob C
Lighting a room for green screen
by Alan Balch 2 years ago
I'm in the process of trying to figure out how to best light a room for green screen. The room I'm trying to light is 10' wide, 20' long and 10' high. My main question is whether or not I should try t
Re: Lighting a room for green screen
by Bob Cole 2 years ago
Mark Suszko " I like the peaks on the chroma screen at around 80 IRE units " I wonder what you mean by that, Mark. Peaks I thought it was all supposed to be even. 80IRE I thought the chroma screen wa
Sachtler Touch-n-Go 16 plate problems
by Bob Cole 2 years ago
I have two of these plates, and noticed recently that one of them wobbles on top of both my Sachtler 18 and my separate "Sachtler Sandwich Touch & Go Adapter." Both plates used to work just fine. One
This article is a brilliant piece of work and the video is well worth watching...
by Ronald Lindeboom 2 years ago
https: bigthink.com philip-perry 47-of-jobs-in-the-next-25-years-will-disappear-according-to-oxford-university Check it out. It is a worthwhile article on the fast changing future... Best regards, Ron
Re: This article is a brilliant piece of work and the video is well worth watching...
by Bob Cole 2 years ago
Ron, eight days ago I had deep abdominal surgery via Da Vinci - and a human being. The day after surgery, he stopped in my room, and I told him about this debate. Yes, he said, the machine can record
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Why change the COW?
by Bob Cole 2 years ago
Admin note: This was originally posted as part of a thread on another topic, but seemed worth elevating as its own discussion here. Ronald Lindeboom "the new COW website (which leaves behind the old
Re: Why change the COW?
by mark cookman 2 years ago
Hey Ron, hoping all well. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the behind the scenes info and when you mentioned the WWUG - found myself logging in rather than just lurking. I wonder how many folk like me are
Why change the COW?
by Bob Cole 2 years ago
Ronald Lindeboom "the new COW website (which leaves behind the old codebase" I know this is an aside, but I hope you keep the "view posts by thread" option. I'm curious as to why you would want to ch
That same old question...
by Eric Santiago 2 years ago
It seems to pop up every so often here and other apps. How do you folks deal with projectors and media players I get to see my work maybe once or twice a year in public venues so experience is lacking
Re: That same old question...
by Bob Cole 2 years ago
Eric Santiago "I was cringing all night watching it :P" I can relate. Back in the days of 2" tape... I had a documentary premiering on the local PBS station prior to a national airing. The capstan on
app to find available wireless frequency
by Bob Cole 3 years ago
I'm looking for a smartphone app which can help determine the best frequencies for wireless microphones in a given location. When I have access to the internet, I use Sennheiser's website (for the U.S
Re: app to find available wireless frequency
by Dan Gelter 3 years ago
Take a look at Wavetool. Mac & iOS only. Not cheap, but when you work a lot with radiomics, you'll like something like this: http: wavetool.fi There's also RF explorer, a much cheaper, handheld device
Forum for Sony FS7 questions
by Bob Cole 3 years ago
I have noticed that there is not that much activity on this forum for my PXW-FS7 questions. Has anyone another online forum where I can find more people willing to share their experience with this cam
Re: Forum for Sony FS7 questions
by Bob Cole 3 years ago
Thanks for the dvinfo suggestion. The Facebook page looks pretty useless, unless I'm on the wrong one. The Sony page reappeared this week, and then disappeared again. VERY odd. Bob C
Sony FS7 audio problem
by Marc Weakley 3 years ago
Hi there. Today I have noticed a problem with audio. I plug one wireless receiver into Channel 1 (XLR), and perfect audio. I plug the next receiver into channel 2 - a hiss is introduced to both channe
Re: Sony FS7 audio problem
by Bob Cole 3 years ago
and thanks for that information! Bob C
'Winning' NAB vs winning new users
by Andrew Kimery 3 years ago
With the fast and furious updates to Resolve, BM has been 'winning' NAB for a number of years now, but that show floor success doesn't seem to be turning into a boatload of new customers using Resolve
Re: 'Winning' NAB vs winning new users
by Bob Cole 3 years ago
Great thread, people. I have a tendency to stick with what I know: film on a Steenbeck, then D Vision Pro Edit, and currently FCP7. For me, moving to a new NLE is like entering a marriage. You have to
How much footage?
by Greg Ball 3 years ago
How much HD 1080P footage can 32GB SD cards hold in a EX1 I always thought it was 2 hours. But I've seen something saying 100 minutes. Greg Ball, President Ball Media Innovations, Inc. https: www.ball
Re: How much footage?
by Bob Cole 3 years ago
That is my experience as well, at HQ1920 30P. Other HQ settings change the capacity very little if at all, but if you record in SP as opposed to HQ, you'll get more recording time. Bob C
Sony XDCAM - EX & Related
by Bob Cole 3 years ago
I've always been puzzled by the lack of posts about the Sony FS7 on the COW. It is an extremely widely-used camera, yet the COW's FS7 activity does not reflect its prevalence. I've had to turn to anot
Re: Sony XDCAM - EX & Related
by Ronald Lindeboom 2 years ago
Your wish is our command, Bob. Thank you for the suggestion. It's now done. Best regards, Ronald Lindeboom CEO, Creative COW LLC Creativity is a process wherein the student and the teacher are located
Closed captioning
by Bob Cole 3 years ago
Does Resolve enable the creation of closed captions Bob C
Re: Closed captioning
by Joseph Owens 3 years ago
Bob Cole "I assume that Blackmagic means closed caption " All the way up the road to unintended consequences, I got involved with caption subtitling several years ago and discovered a world of hurt.
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Trending freelance
by Rich Rubasch 3 years ago
Is anyone else seeing the trend toward a higher percentage of freelance workers in both post and production, directing and writing, than staff We have seen even our larger corporate in house slim down
Re: Trending freelance
by Bill Davis 3 years ago
There's also the economic effects of the "digitization" of labor in this era. It was at least 4 years ago, I was reading about how an editor friend in LA, works till 5pm, then his files go up to the c
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3d Flag version 3
by Bob Cole 3 years ago
I need some legacy software - specifically version 3 of 3d Flag - to update an old project. Zaxwerks isn't answering the phone this afternoon, and I'm in a bind, so I thought I would ask: does anyone
LED complement to Kino Flo Diva
by Bob Cole 3 years ago
Remember: there are no stupid questions.... I've been using a Kino Flo Diva to light interviews, but I sometimes need to light both sides, interviewer and interviewee. I've been using tungsten sources
Re: LED complement to Kino Flo Diva
by Roger Martinez 3 years ago
Hi Bob, do you know these LED panels - http: www.velvetlight.tv - made by VELVETLight They are pretty awesome: different sizes, battery supplied, waterproof, ... Perhaps you can find one that fits you
Looking to change my Lilliput 650s for Fresnels
by Ben Edwards 4 years ago
I have a kit of 3 Ianiro Lilliput 650w open faced lanterns which have served me well but would like to change them for Fresnels so I get more control. Was wondering if I should go for something like t
Re: Looking to change my Lilliput 650s for Fresnels
by Bob Cole 3 years ago
John - After using the ReLamps for another year, how do you feel about them now Have they held up Bob C
How to best light agricultural workers in the field
by Bill Sparkes 3 years ago
I've spent quite a bit of time reading various threads here, and researched various lights I could find online. Haven't found what I need so posting here. I'm in the process of documenting (video, not
Re: How to best light agricultural workers in the field
by Bob Cole 3 years ago
Nice shots. I don't think you need any advice about lighting or exposure - or any reflectors or other folderol. I really wouldn't change a thing about the way you're shooting. Especially if you add lo
Reading Waveform on Set
by clyde villegas 3 years ago
How do you locate an object in the waveform monitor I know that the you need to look on the x-axis, but how about its position on the y-axis For instance, if I need to know the IRE of my subject s shi
Re: Reading Waveform on Set
by Vince Becquiot 3 years ago
If you need to isolate an object, you might have to get creative. Have the subject wave his her hand over it for example. Vince Becquiot Indigo Live Kaptis Media San Francisco Bay Area
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Good Portable LED light kit
by Kevin Gonzales 3 years ago
Hey Creative Cow Community: Want to replace my old Lowel Tota light set. I am looking for the best possible LED light kit (3 to 4 lights total) that throws well with a good CRI and can run on batterie
Re: Good Portable LED light kit
by Bob Cole 3 years ago
I like the Tota's too. That puts us both in the uncool club. But they really do throw out the light. I use them when I have to go somewhere by airplane; I put them in Chimeras and have beautiful, soft
testing for dust on sensor; MBP as monitor
by Bob Cole 3 years ago
In film days, it was very common to check for "hair in the gate." Now, I want to verify that I have no dust specks on the sensor. No matter how careful you are when changing lenses, stuff happens. Do
Re: testing for dust on sensor; MBP as monitor
by Bob Cole 3 years ago
Thanks! I don't understand exactly, how Scopebox would help me. Can you please explain Bob C
which band for wireless?
by Bob Cole 3 years ago
Given the regulatory changes in the U.S., which frequency ranges are more likely to stay safe for wireless recording 470-516 or 516-558 Thank you. Bob C
Re: which band for wireless?
by Eric Toline 3 years ago
All the wireless systems will be from 470MHz to 608MHz with a small opening at 940Mhz with power restrictions to 50mw output The newest ones will be wide band meaning no specific blocks. Much like you
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pooping sound sennheiser ew 100 g3
by Barry Rubin 3 years ago
I was filming an interview a week ago and I kept hearing a popping sound. What do you think caused this and how would I fix it Here is a link to part of the interview. https: www.youtube.com watch v=n
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Re: pooping sound sennheiser ew 100 g3
by Bob Cole 3 years ago
Usually it's not a pooping sound -- more likely a farting sound. Bob C
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Black magic support for Video assist with SDI
by Alex Forsey 4 years ago
Pardon my ignorance if this is actually a silly question. I've just bought the black magic video assist monitor and after connecting my sdi cable to sdi connection on monitor it is now stuck. I can't
Re: Black magic support for Video assist with SDI
by Bob Cole 3 years ago
Canare L-2.5CHD 3G HD-SDI Cable with 1.0 2.3 DIN to BNC Male Connectors The DIN end (the thin end that connects to the Video Assist) has a locking mechanism. If you hold the whole thing you can't pull
Blackmagic Video Assist File Name
by Bob Cole 3 years ago
Can you assign a file name or number (On my Video Assist, the file number resets when I change cards. Can be very confusing in post!) Or, can you set the Video Assist so that it uses the same filename
case for FS7
by Bob Cole 3 years ago
How are you carrying your FS7 around I'm using an old Betacam case but would like to find something that enables me to keep at least the lens and handgrip attached. Ideally small enough to carry on an
Re: case for FS7
by Bob Cole 3 years ago
Hi Blaise, Leslie: Thank you. I'm looking for a case I can take on the plane, or in a vehicle. I'm willing to remove accessories for the sake of a smaller case; the Porta Brace "RIG" allows you to kee
Interview filming suggestion
by Justin Toney 3 years ago
I'm not sure where this goes on the Forum but I am filming some interviews for a show. I want to do like they have on some of the reality shows where the camera jumps from one focal length to a much c
Re: Interview filming suggestion
by Bob Cole 3 years ago
Matching those cameras might be tricky. More power to you if you can do that. You could also simply ask the same questions several times and film with different zoom settings. You could either be upfr
FCP7 Projects as Archives - what now?
by Bob Cole 3 years ago
I get it: FCP7 is going away at last. But very often I have to open up an old FCP7 project simply as a means of tapping my archive of old graphics and clips. When a client asks about an old show and w
Re: FCP7 Projects as Archives - what now?
by Bob Cole 3 years ago
Great points. Sure, .xml is a help, and holding onto an old Mac is a smart idea. But there are a couple of problems. 1. For an archive, keeping the bin structure is important. 2. I have hundreds of FC
knock-off lenses?
by Bob Cole 3 years ago
I've been searching for prime lenses for a 4k camera, and have noticed a supplier whose prices are about 25% less than B&H. They are not an authorized dealer. Two questions: 1. Should I walk the other
Re: knock-off lenses?
by Bob Cole 3 years ago
Thank you. I will test, which I should do in any case. I contacted the distributor, who informed me that the vendor was legitimate, even though they were not listed as a dealer on the website. I still
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