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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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How to budget a Cooking Show ?
by Robert Bengraff 2 weeks ago
I have been asked to put numbers together to produce five 5-8 minute outdoor, roaming host food show. I am currently under NDA so I can't give too many details, but think outdoor festival, tailgaters,
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Re: How to budget a Cooking Show ?
by Bob Cole 1 week ago
Hey Ned, Good to see you back here, providing a bit of a reality check. I hope that you find a renewed pleasure and enthusiasm for the craft, through working on personal and pro bono projects. You are
Lighting for white background
by Bartek Bart 1 month ago
Hi, I need to make the video interview on white background. I made some shots, but I have some problems with lightning. The actor is to flat in my opinion, and also to gray. Later I'll put here sample
Re: Lighting for white background
by Bob Cole 4 weeks ago
I'm with Todd on this. White limbo is not as easy as it looks, and green screen (done properly) makes it easy to fine tune it in post. A white limbo background is just an extremely difficult thing to
Black magic support for Video assist with SDI
by Alex Forsey 5 months 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 4 weeks ago
Just curious: did you ever get an answer to your question I have the Video Assist, and I have not had this problem... yet. Bob C
What in the world!
by Stephen Smith 2 months ago
I have color graded an image in Resolve and really like it. I exported the clip and brought it into Adobe Premiere and it doesn't look the way it did in DaVinci Resolve. Any idea on how to fix this. H
Re: What in the world!
by Bob Cole 1 month ago
Shane Ross "requires a blackmagic (and ONLY Blackmagic) device " Exactly which Blackmagic devices do you recommend, for a MBP with Thunderbolt and HDMI outputs, and monitors with SDI and component in
Doc's on directing actors
by Bob Cole 2 months ago
It's time to learn something from the masters. I'm looking for rec's for doc's which show great directors at work with actors. For example, I vaguely recall a documentary which features Ingmar Bergman
Re: Doc's on directing actors
by Tim Wilson 1 month ago
Stephen Smith " It was interesting to see how Alfred Hitchcock approached directing." The best documentary on directing, period, is based on a book (!!!), Francois Truffaut's Cinema According to Hitc
Sierra for FCP7?
by Bob Cole 2 months ago
With some minor glitches, I am running FCP7 on a mid-2014 MBP with OSX Yosemite. Apple keeps nagging me to update to Sierra. Has anyone had success running FCP7 on Sierra Thanks. Bob C
Re: Sierra for FCP7?
by Shane Ross 2 months ago
You can test it, and safely too. Step 1: Buy Carbon Copy Cloner and clone your working OS to a backup drive. Step 2: update your OS to Sierra Step 3: Test FCP 7 Step 4A: If it works, YAAAAY! continue
Wedding Videography Negligence = $$$ Reimbursement? Is this legal?
by Chris Campbell 2 months ago
Hello Creative Cow, I'm a wedding videographer who's just applied to this one wedding videography company. They sent me a document to sign and 95% of it is exactly what I'm expecting. But, there's one
Re: Wedding Videography Negligence = $$$ Reimbursement? Is this legal?
by Bob Cole 2 months ago
A savvy businessman, who LOVED making deals and starting new enterprises, told me once that the best deal he ever made was "ALL the ones I passed up."
EX1R and FS7 - how to match?
by Bob Cole 2 months ago
I plan to use my EX1R as a B camera on an interior (office) shoot with an FS7. Have you done this I would like the cameras to match as closely as possible, and would appreciate any advice as to Pictur
Re: EX1R and FS7 - how to match?
by Bob Cole 2 months ago
Dave, would you mind sharing which Picture Profile Hypergamma settings you use when you are using both your EX1R and your FS5 Bob C
Venezuela
by Jim Watt 3 months ago
Has anyone worked traveled to, Venezuela recently. We have a shoot there in a couple of weeks & thought I'd see if anyone has a clue on how the customs folks are these days. We haven't been there for
and...?
by Bob Cole 2 months ago
How'd the trip go
DJI Osmo full of compression artifacts - failed Netflix qc
by Sam Lee 3 months ago
I knew it was too good to be true... DJI Osmo scenics footage failed Netflix qc. Looking carefully at the raw capture, I see plenty of color banding and dithering when there is shot of tree and shade
Re: DJI Osmo full of compression artifacts - failed Netflix qc
by Bob Cole 3 months ago
OT: How are you using Netflix in your business Bob C
Not cutting it when the cutting gets tight?
by Bob Cole 3 months ago
I'm editing on a 16GB mid-2014 MBPro with solid state system drive, NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2048 RAM, OSX 10.10.5 (Yosemite), and a CalDigit T4 RAID (with 3TB free). The only oddity in my system is tha
Re: Not cutting it when the cutting gets tight?
by Bob Cole 3 months ago
Marc Wielage " you can use lower-res proxies" I guess you are saying that, if the data rate is low enough, Resolve is capable of fine-grained editing. Would you be able to use that low-res proxy in c
No more Cool Lights Fresnel 650's. Alternative?
by Rick Wise 5 months ago
Cool Lights (Richard) has informed me he will no longer carry the 650 tungsten Fresnel. I require my online lighting students to have one of these to learn about that multiple advantages of using Fres
Re: No more Cool Lights Fresnel 650's. Alternative?
by Bob Cole 3 months ago
John, have you figured out a way to power your VisionSmith ReLamp'ed fresnels from batteries Bob C
Is color temp of green screen lights critical?
by Bob Cole 3 months ago
Sort of an academic question, but it may come in handy some day when I'm shorthanded with lighting: how critical is the matching of the color temp of the key and green screen light What made me wonder
Re: Is color temp of green screen lights critical?
by Bob Cole 3 months ago
Thanks, Todd and Erik. I'm transitioning to bi-color LEDs, but to light the chroma key evenly, I like to place the green screen lights as far off as I can. Knowing I don't have to worry a bit about ma
Green Screen very large, can't light it evenly...
by Gerry Cast 6 months ago
I have a very wide green screen that I'd like to put a 5 person band in front of. The enclosed photo shows it "almost" as wide as I'm going to have it, but even at this width, I don't seem to be able
Re: Green Screen very large, can't light it evenly...
by Bob Cole 3 months ago
Sorry you didn't get responses earlier. Can't tell from the photo, but I suspect that your studio has an advantage and a disadvantage: The truss is fantastic, but the studio might not be wide enough f
Double Polarizing
by Mark DAgostino 3 months ago
Our company recently built a new regional corporate headquarters. The walls are all glass looking out over the city and the harbor. All the conference rooms are full glass walls, like fishbowls. I'd l
Re: Double Polarizing
by Bob Cole 3 months ago
Erik Anschicks " Rosco specifies that using any other glass Pola in front of the lens other than their specially-made View one will result in unwanted color shift. " Thanks! I used a non-Rosco polari
Dragon voice-to-text software for transcripts
by Bob Cole 5 months ago
It's been awhile since I've tried to use Dragon voice-to-text software for transcripts. There's a new edition (#13) on sale today at B&H, and I wonder whether anyone has used it successfully to transc
Re: Dragon voice-to-text software for transcripts
by Bob Cole 4 months ago
Right. Have done that. What I am still looking for is the Holy Grail: import audio file, get transcript.
picky question about burn-in time code
by Bob Cole 4 months ago
When I select Source time code burn in on the Color Page, I get something like this: SRC TC: 15:48:48:02 Picky, picky, I know -- but is there a way to edit this line I'd like to delete the "SRC TC" pa
Re: picky question about burn-in time code
by Simon Ubsdell 4 months ago
Bob Cole "Picky, picky, I know -- but is there a way to edit this line I'd like to delete the "SRC TC" part." If you go to the burn-in settings, to the right of the burn-in selection window, there is
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Catalyst Browse update - and no transcode option
by Bob Cole 6 months ago
I updated my Catalyst Browse this a.m. and now cannot find the "Transcode" setting. Has anyone else experienced this Am I missing something Bob C
Re: Catalyst Browse update - and no transcode option
by Bob Cole 4 months ago
Michael Slowe "is there anyway you can set the target codec and it will stay fixed until you change it " I second the question. Very annoying to have to reset the target codec; it seems as if there m
no ProRes UHD?
by Bob Cole 5 months ago
I was hoping to use Catalyst Browse to transcode from XAVC-I 3840x2160 to ProRes UHD. The highest option I'm seeing is ProRes HQ 2048x1080. What am I missing Thanks. Bob C
Re: no ProRes UHD?
by Bob Cole 5 months ago
I am not really answering my own question, but I found a work-around. The free, basic version of DaVinci Resolve will transcode my MXF files to ProRes UHD. If someone knows the answer, I'm still inter
Export entire project to FCP7
by Bob Cole 6 months ago
Well... I tried to use Resolve but discovered that my 2014 MacBook Pro is not up to the task. I cleaned out my RAID, maximized the graphics priority -- but the delayed playback continues. I really lik
Re: Export entire project to FCP7
by Bob Cole 6 months ago
Thanks. If I may, another question(s): I have already started editing, organizing the material into bins and timelines. Does Resolve offer a path for me to create proxies in mid-stream I have actually
Monitor/10-bit recorder for EX1R
by Bob Cole 6 months ago
I would appreciate an update on an old topic. Which monitor recorder do you recommend for use with the EX1R, with the objective of a clean 1920x1080 image for green screen work If you've used or bough
Hardware and Beach balls
by Bob Cole 6 months ago
Editing HD footage (Apple ProRes 422, 1920x1080) without LUTs, making simple edits, with one layer of video and audio, I'm finding the "beach ball" appearing every couple of minutes. I like Resolve, b
Re: Hardware and Beach balls
by Marc Wielage 6 months ago
Laptops are not ideal for Resolve. I agree with David that having mostly-full hard drives is problematic at best, and could be a potential disaster at worst.
Fair Use by editing compilation videos from other people's YouTube videos???
by stan welks 3 years ago
I have a hundred or so videos of my bird uploaded to YouTube, with some of my videos having over 500,000 views. I placed ads at the beginning of my videos with the intention that I might be able to ea
Re: Fair Use by editing compilation videos from other people's YouTube videos???
by Bob Cole 6 months ago
pascal tettero "if there is no watermark in it or a name then it's no copyright" Sorry, this seems like nonsense and I have to stand up for Stan and others who've been stolen from. To take your analy
jog control for fine jogging is missing
by Bob Cole 6 months 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 6 months ago
Got the answer. It was a Mac display resolution issue. When I changed from "Default for display" to "Scaled" and chose the icon just to the right ("More Space") of the Default, the jog control buttons
Where to find good used Macs for FCP7
by Bob Cole 7 months ago
I'm looking for a backup Mac Book Pro with an older OSX suitable for FCP7. Do you have any suggestions for a vendor with good used machines that haven't been updated Thanks. Bob C
Re: Where to find good used Macs for FCP7
by Bob Cole 7 months ago
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LED fixtures in high humidity
by Bob Cole 7 months ago
With LEDs we are exposing circuit boards to a lot of stresses, not least of them humidity and heat. Several fixtures that I have seen have vents, some on top, to handle heat dissipation. Any real-worl
Re: LED fixtures in high humidity
by Craig Alan 7 months ago
We are using LEDs that were designed to wash the outside walls of buildings in our studio to light the CYC wall. Diffusion needed to be added inside the fixtures. Certainly not humid here. But outside
LitePanels Astra
by Todd Terry 12 months ago
When we started moving to LED instruments a couple years ago (or was it more ...hard to remember), it was pretty much a wildly new and different thing. So... we just sort of tested the waters by buyin
Re: LitePanels Astra
by Bob Cole 8 months ago
Todd Terry "I've also invented a diffusion system that seems to work really well, when I get a chance I'll post a pic. " Hi Todd, I'd love to see a pic of your diffusion rig. Bob C
rec's for new Gold Mount batteries
by Bob Cole 9 months ago
It's been awhile since I've bought gold mount batteries. Air travel is a must, which I assume means that I should buy several smaller batteries vs. a few large ones. (Light weight is another considera
Ursa Mini?
by Bob Cole 10 months ago
Is there a forum for the Ursa Mini, or have there been too few buyers so far, for there to be any useful feedback I'd like to see some field reports. Bob C
Re: Ursa Mini?
by Keith Stark 10 months ago
most of the Black Magic conversations happen on bmcuser.com or on Black Magic's main forum under cinematography. tons of info there. I prefer BMC user, much better organized and a bit less whining.
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Health Insurance
by Todd Terry 10 months ago
It's been a while since this was discussed in here (at least a brief search shows that), so it got me wondering if any of you have had any changes (or plans to change) how you are handling health insu
Re: Health Insurance
by Bob Cole 10 months ago
Ned - For whatever reason, that link did not send me to a relevant story. Maybe the paywall interfered. I think I found the story you were referring to (Texas insurance rates skyrocketing). I did a se
Create this simple effect
by hanna dean 11 months ago
i want to add this black hole on a face with the sharp corners and now doing something add a terminator face or metal behind that black area and the sharp area corners should look like the skin is wr
Re: Create this simple effect
by Bob Cole 10 months ago
Hanna, thank you for sharing the YouTube video. Good luck with your project. Bob C
RGB gone wild
by Bob Cole 11 months ago
I set up a color expression layer, and input an RGB value. All fine. When I went to put in a new RGB value, I found that on its own, the RGB had changed from the 0-255 range to ranges in the thousands
Re: RGB gone wild
by Bob Cole 11 months ago
Brilliant! Thanks so much! That is exactly what happened, as I had to switch from 8-bit to 16-bit output. How do you deal with the translation, when you are given 0-255 values for RGB and you have to
The Top 50 Movies of the Last 5 Years
by Scott Roberts 11 months ago
Reviews of The Jungle Book, Huntsman 2, and Keanu to come next week. But for now, I'm feeling rather LISTY. And you know how I like my occasional lists... LOFTY, LENGTHY, and DISAGREEABLE! Enjoy the b
Re: The Top 50 Movies of the Last 5 Years
by Bob Cole 11 months ago
Another Guardians of the Galaxy fan here - glad to see it heading your list. Also glad to see you mentioning the repeat-viewing criterion. There are some movies that I know are not great, yet I enjoy
Stay away from the service called HIGHTAIL.
by Ned Miller 11 months ago
There was a great company called Yousendit but it was bought out and became Hightail. Although they claim it's the same people, my experience is that it got run into the ground, so I am going back to
Re: Stay away from the service called HIGHTAIL.
by Bob Cole 11 months ago
Ned, I copy the entire link and paste it into an email directly to the client, where I can change the final character. Or, you can paste the link (and modify it) into tinyurl.com, to create a shorter
My major beef
by David Mathis 1 year ago
Why there are things I like about X there is one thing that aggravates the (censored word of choice) out of me. Why does a cross dissolve affect both audio and video Yes, there is a way to make a cros
Re: My major beef
by Bob Cole 12 months ago
I like Bill's point. Actually, not his point, but his refusal to see things from only one point of view. To take a totally non-video angle on it... I interviewed a law professor who specializes in the
Print out data from AEP's for reference
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
Is there a way to print out the Render Queue, or better yet, to output a data file which would list the information in the Render Queue for each AEP Ditto for the folders and files in the Project Wind
2016 Oscar Picks!
by Scott Roberts 1 year ago
I've taken 30 minutes out of my honeymoon to do the one thing I kind of enjoying every February; struggling to predict the Academy Awards to perfection. Only once I get a 24 out of 24 will I be free o
Re: 2016 Oscar Picks!
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
You did pretty well, Scott. I haven't seen all of the nominees but enjoyed watching and guessing. I have a question for the Academy of Cows. Rather often, the "Best Picture" comes to be seen as a mist
Hail, Caesar! - Deadpool - Zoolander 2
by Scott Roberts 1 year ago
I haven't had a lot of time to write as much as I'd like to lately (I mean, I guess I am getting married this weekend...), but I still managed to sneak in a few movies recently, and if I don't spit ou
Movies I Walked Out On
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
It's on! (I changed the subject line even though that is "not done," because this deserves its own thread.) What movies have you walked out on Did you have any regrets later on Change your mind and we
accidental masking with Selection Tool
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
I have a layer selected. I have the Selection Tool activated. I try to move the layer in the comp window, but instead of an arrow, I have a crosshair, and I start drawing a mask. The mask is applied t
Re: accidental masking with Selection Tool
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
Not only did I close, restart, re-open AE, but I tried two different versions of AE with the same result.
The annual commitment "paid monthly" is NOT a month-to-month subscription
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
I am writing to make a suggestion to others who are considering a subscription to the Creative Cloud: be very clear about the commitment that you are making. I say this in light of my own failure to d
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Re: The annual commitment "paid monthly" is NOT a month-to-month subscription
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
Thanks for the "due respect," Oliver. But no need for any respect at all! I made a bad choice (or failed to make the right one). I should have taken the time to double-check the options. I only wrote
Adobe's Record Revenue Shows the way to Business Transformation
by walter biscardi 1 year ago
"As we watch organizations like IBM, HP and EMC struggle to transform, Adobe is an interesting contrasting case. It went from selling boxed software to a cloud subscription model in shorter order, and
Re: Adobe's Record Revenue Shows the way to Business Transformation
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
This thread reminds me of the famous story which has been summarized in a book titled "Where are the Customers' Yachts " The summary: A visitor to New York admired the yachts of the bankers and broker
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For you subscribers, are you using Office 365?
by Rich Rubasch 1 year ago
We have been using the older Office 2011 for a while now and it works but wondering if any of you Mac users have moved to Office 365 subscription model and if you like the updates. Assuming since you
Re: For you subscribers, are you using Office 365?
by Chris Jacek 1 year ago
I just don't think this is true. It absolutely is about the price. If CC was only $10 a month, and that price was locked in for 10 years, I doubt we would have anyone complaining. Or at least far fewe
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Canon EF lenses - aperture control
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
This is just a matter of curiosity on my part: If, as I believe, Canon EF lenses change aperture in 1 3-stop steps, how can they be considered for videography, where you sometimes have to change apert
Re: Canon EF lenses - aperture control
by Alex Rodriguez 1 year ago
Rokinon, which is the same brand as Bowen, and Samyang, has just introduced a new line of cine primes for dslr shooters called xeen. The aperture ring is smooth and and the focus ring has a long throw
Music Library
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
I'm looking for recommendations for music libraries to use in corporate videos. Buy-outs, preferably. But mainly, I need an upbeat, hip, fresh selection of songs, with underscores available as well. T
Re: Music Library
by Mark Suszko 1 year ago
May I suggest Sonic Fire pro; it's not a conventional library of fixed needle-drop music. Instead, it is loop-based with a self-assembling algorithm. Pick any duration you need covered, you're not lim
Very nice montage set to "uptown funk"
by Mark Suszko 1 year ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=M1F0lBnsnkE
Re: Very nice montage set to "uptown funk"
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
Hey, THANK YOU. That is one of the most enjoyable videos of the year - maybe #1. What great work. Bob C
AJA KI Pro Quad
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
I'm looking for an external recorder which I can use with my current camera (Sony EX1R, with 10-bit SDI 1920x1080 output), as well as with my "next" camera, which will certainly be 4K. I do not have a
Re: AJA KI Pro Quad
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
I haven't bought one yet, but the Atomos seems the likeliest bet. I decided to wait until buying a new camera, as that will influence the decision as to which item to buy, or whether to buy one at all
Joining the ranks of the apostates - well... kind of...
by Chris Pettit 1 year ago
This is a full-disclosure post. Like Aindreas, I feel compelled to disclose my latest decisions regarding CC since I've spent so much time slapping Adobe for shoving this whole subscription mess on us
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Re: Joining the ranks of the apostates - well... kind of...
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
If you define "exit strategy" as the ability to preserve projects (esp. After Effects) which are created on the most recent CC version, here is what you have to do: AE will save "backwards" one versio
Filmmaker/Film Critic
by Bob Cole 4 years ago
I was just wondering whether any of you know of a great (even good) filmmaker who also has written intelligent film criticism. Any recommendations Most film criticism is barely film-literate. I'd like
Re: Filmmaker/Film Critic
by Bob Cole 1 year ago
An update to this old thread: I just ran across the film reviews, on video, of Tony Zhou. I recommend that you look at his commentary-through-compilation approach. Using actual clips, he is able to sh
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