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Bob Pierce

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April 14th 2004
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Shortcut to Finding duplicate clips...
by Steve Mac Kenzie 11 years ago
I have a project that has had other projects copied into it and there are some duplicate clips that need to be deleted. What is the shortcut to see them so I can most efficiently get rid of them with
Re: Shortcut to Finding duplicate clips...
by Bob Pierce 5 months ago
Not sure if this accomplishes exactly what you're after, but I often will create a new project and import just the bins and sequences I need to slim things down. Really helps with those big unruly pro
SxS cards 8 channel audio / Auto Audio modify possible?
by David McWhinney 1 year ago
Hi Team I work for a major News Broadcaster who use Adobe Premiere for their field edits We source on SXS cards using XDCAM HD 422 50 Mbs When importing clips from the SXS card the audio shows as 8 ch
Re: SxS cards 8 channel audio / Auto Audio modify possible?
by Bob Pierce 1 year ago
I've not heard of a way to automate it. You probably know that it's possible to create a preset of your audio settings in the "modify" screen. Makes it a pretty painless process. I try to remember to
Premiere pro and MXF video files
by Michael Aghy 2 years ago
Hello, This is my first time posting. I see variations of my question and I tried several of the solutions but nothing has worked for me (software and hardware details below). I ll try to give as many
Re: Premiere pro and MXF video files
by Bob Pierce 2 years ago
Kind of an obvious thing, but have you tried importing via the media browser Digging in and taking mxf clips out of Sony's complex folder structure can really mess with things. Media browser is the wa
Eyedropper Does Not Work in Ultra Key on Premiere Pro CC 2015, V. 10.3.0 (202) Blue Fox
by Barry O'Brien 2 years ago
I just upgraded to Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015, V. 10.3.0 (202) Blue Fox I am running: iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015), 4 GHz Intel Core i7, 32 GB 1867 MHz DDR3, The graphics card is a AMD Radeon
Re: Eyedropper Does Not Work in Ultra Key on Premiere Pro CC 2015, V. 10.3.0 (202) Blue Fox
by Bob Pierce 2 years ago
Hi Barry! Are you using a dual screen configuration by chance I used to have this problem and found if I switched to single screen (collecting all of premieres windows to my primary screen) the eye dr
"Error Compiling Movie. Unknown Error"
by JP Pelc 4 years ago
I am facing a serious problem here. I have submitted a bug report to Adobe but I would love to get some input from the community. No matter what I do, I cannot get Premiere to render in any sort of wa
Re: "Error Compiling Movie. Unknown Error"
by Bob Pierce 2 years ago
This has become a major problem for me lately, and I went about trying most of these ideas to no avail. I spent hours experimenting (while the client waited anxiously) until finally I tried Walter's s
in and out points in source and playback
by Jack Bonnett 2 years ago
Hi all, Just wondering if there is a way to set Premiere up so that when I'm looking at a clip in the viewer I can mark an in and an out point for a section I like but then continue to play the clip o
Re: in and out points in source and playback
by Bob Pierce 2 years ago
In your keyboard layout you can assign a key to "play in to out". I have mine set to f6 (a vestige of the Media 100 days). Use it all the time. Bob _____________ Robert Pierce Director of Photography
Dip To White Transition: Effecting all tracks beneath it
by Dan Bennett 2 years ago
Hopefully this hasn't been addressed, I was unable to find this problem elsewhere. I have a 1080p 29.97 sequence with two video tracks. V1 is an After Effects composition brought into Premiere via Ado
Re: Dip To White Transition: Effecting all tracks beneath it
by Bob Pierce 2 years ago
You might try creating a white clip using the title tool. You engage background and set the color to white. Then simply lay this on top of your other tracks with a fade. I use this all the time as a f
Head's Up regarding new CC update
by Bob Pierce 2 years ago
The update that was released this week will update Premiere from 9.02 to 9.1. This new version will wipe out your old one. I don't believe it's possible to have both versions running on your machine (
Re: Head's Up regarding new CC update
by Trent Happel 2 years ago
Correct. Excerpt from Premiere Pro blog: Please note that the 2015.1 version of Premiere Pro will overwrite your 2015.0 installation. Also important to note is that 2015.1 requires a revision to the p
New 2015 iMac will not run Yosemite
by Bob Pierce 3 years ago
Maybe I should have known better, but I have to admit I'm shocked. My new iMac 5k is El Crapitan OS only. No Yosemite allowed, which of course means no Adobe pro apps either. Seriously. It won't run t
Re: New 2015 iMac will not run Yosemite
by Bob Pierce 3 years ago
Yes, XAVC is no fun with Premiere. I struggled with it for a while but gave up on this new iMac. If anyone's interested, here's what I was dealing with: New machine: 2015 5k iMac, 4ghz Skylake, 48gb R
IO XT Premiere Pro crackling, stuttery playback
by Bob Pierce 4 years ago
Hello, I'm running PP on a late 2012 iMac, 32GB ram with the MX680 GPU. If I turn off the IO XT, I can play complex timelines with no problems. Engaging the IO XT I get intermittent stuttering with au
Re: IO XT Premiere Pro crackling, stuttery playback
by Bob Pierce 4 years ago
Update: I did a test using various types of media and have discovered that in fact the IO XT works fine with most media types but for some reason chokes on Sony XAVC (from the F5). I have no problem w
AJA ioxt with Flanders Scientific Premiere Pro playback
by Christian Simpson 4 years ago
We recently picked up a Flanders Scientific CM240 and have it connected to our ioxt box for playback in premiere and so far the results have been less than satisfactory. We have new Mac Pros with the
Re: AJA ioxt with Flanders Scientific Premiere Pro playback
by Bob Pierce 4 years ago
Forgive the obvious question - have you tried a different monitor I doubt it's the flanders. I recently upgraded to the new CC2014 and playback out of the IoXT is sluggish for me also. I found if I sw
Add notes to a range selection and not the entire clip?
by Bob Pierce 4 years ago
There must be a way but I can't for the life of me figure it out. Bob _____________ Robert Pierce Director of Photography Editor http: robertpiercemedia.wordpress.com
Re: Add notes to a range selection and not the entire clip?
by Bob Pierce 4 years ago
Thanks guys for the suggestions. I'm still not able to fill in the notes field. I've tried clicking on it with every key combination I can think of. Also - is there anything quicker than this I'm look
Sluggish playback after Adobe CC2014 upgrade
by Bob Pierce 4 years ago
Anyone else seeing this I've changed over all the preferences and updated to the latest AJA hardware drivers and Adobe plugin. I'm running an IoXT on the mac. Thanks Bob _____________ Robert Pierce Di
Targeting saturation levels
by Bob Pierce 4 years ago
Is there a way to adjust saturation levels for specific hues For example, I have an interview with a ruddy irishman and want to desaturate just the red. There used to be a way to do this with Apple Co
AME Crashing "Adobe QT32 server not responding"
by Bob Pierce 4 years ago
Hello Everyone, I'm having a problem with AME crashing when sending sequences over from PP. Oftentimes it crashes when clicking the green GO button, but sometimes it doesn't even get that far. In Acti
Re: AME Crashing "Adobe QT32 server not responding"
by Bob Pierce 4 years ago
That worked! Thanks so much. Bob _____________ Robert Pierce Director of Photography Editor http: robertpiercemedia.wordpress.com
Smoothing Skintones
by Bob Pierce 4 years ago
I've got an interview with somewhat harsh lighting and want to pretty the face up a bit by softening the color channel. I used to be able to do this pretty easily in Apple Color. I can use a secondary
Re: Smoothing Skintones
by Bob Pierce 4 years ago
Hi Chris, Thanks for your response - yes, I thought about that too, but then I figured if I'm going to do that I might as well do the work in after effects. My larger question is, is there a way to us
Speedgrade CC Oct. Update Crashes instantly with Mercury Transmit
by John Grilli 5 years ago
I just updated my AJA IOXT drivers to 10.4.9 and Adobe AJA Plug-Ins for Adobe Creative Cloud - Mac v10.4.8 and when I try to monitor on an external device the program crashes immediately. This renders
Re: Speedgrade CC Oct. Update Crashes instantly with Mercury Transmit
by Bob Pierce 5 years ago
Thanks John. I happen to have a late 2012 iMac and do have the option of Cuda or OpenCL, though it's not really making any difference. Really looking forward to actually being able to use this thing!
Speedgrade CC Oct. Update Crashes instantly with Mercury Transmit
by John Pale 5 years ago
After updating, Speedgrade crashes instantly when I turn on Mercury transmit to view via my Kona 3. I installed the latest AJA driver and adobe plugins. Everything worked fine before upgrading. Kind o
Re: Speedgrade CC Oct. Update Crashes instantly with Mercury Transmit
by Bob Pierce 5 years ago
Same problem here, no third party plugins (already had to remove Neat Video Reduce Noise). Any further info about this Bob Director of Photography Editor www.lightstreamassociates.com
What are the primary "gotchas" in PP CS6 coming from MC/Legacy?
by David Powell 5 years ago
Well it looks like I'm going to start cutting projects in CS6 pretty soon as that is what the client wants. I am very well versed on MC, FCP7 and X. But for those who use PP and have used MC Legacy, I
Re: What are the primary "gotchas" in PP CS6 coming from MC/Legacy?
by Bob Pierce 5 years ago
If you're used to final cut, PP's track selection scheme is infuriating. Seems completely idiotic. It's actually kinda forced me into being a drag and drop editor, which is not my preference. I've tri
Book recommendations on creative editing
by David Magley 6 years ago
Hi all! I am looking for some interesting reads on the theory and art of editing. If possible i would be very interested in the practice pertaining to advertising. I work as an editor for a company th
Re: Book recommendations on creative editing
by Bob Pierce 6 years ago
I second the recommendation of "The Conversations" with Walter Murch. A fascinating read, not to be missed. Murch is the great philospher of film editing. A perhaps more down to earth book is "The Lea
Timecode problems with 5d Markiii footage using 5dtorgb
by Bob Pierce 6 years ago
I'm transcoding 5D Mark iii footage using the excellent 5dtorgb batch application. I deselect the "override timestamp in THM" option to retain the timecode, which works fine for the first few clips bu
Canon 5d mark3 not supported?
by Bob Pierce 6 years ago
I'm surprised by this. I can bring the .mov files in, but X doesn't see the timecode. Does anyone have experience with this Thanks, Bob Pierce Director of Photography Editor www.lightstreamassociates.
Re: Canon 5d mark3 not supported?
by Bob Pierce 6 years ago
Another thing that works is using Adobe media encoder (CS6) to convert the footage to pro res. This also retains the timecode. Director of Photography Editor www.lightstreamassociates.com
5D mark III footage has crushed blacks on ingest
by Bob Pierce 6 years ago
HI Everyone, I'm trying to get some 5d mark III footage into Final Cut 7 (Snow leopard), but it's coming in with badly crushed blacks. I understand that there's a color space change on the mark 3 and
5D mkiii re-positioning the magnify button
by Bob Pierce 6 years ago
Hey Everyone, As I think everyone agrees, the new location of the magnify button is an infuriating change on the Mark 3 (on the 7d it's right there at your thumb, where you can punch in easily to conf
Re: 5D mkiii re-positioning the magnify button
by Bob Pierce 6 years ago
Yes, you can. Under Custom Controls in the menu, you can assign the SET button to magnify. Much better that way! Bob Director of Photography Editor www.lightstreamassociates.com
Kona LHe, MASSIVE video drift!
by Mark Pinder 11 years ago
Hello All! This is my first post to the forums, but I have encountered a strange issue, and was wondering if this community might be able to offer some insight. Suddenly, on Monday morning, one of our
Re: Kona LHe, MASSIVE video drift!
by Bob Pierce 6 years ago
The solution for me was to change the output (in audio visual settings) to Kona 8 bit, rather than the 10 bit as used by the default Kona easy setup. This solves the problem for me, and as far as I ca
Qmaster won't run properly
by Tom Matthies 7 years ago
Seems to be the day for Compressor problems... I cannot get Qmaster to run properly any more. If I can even get the cluster to show up in Compressor, it will give me an error message "An internal erro
Re: Qmaster won't run properly
by Bob Pierce 6 years ago
I'm having the same problem. I've seen lots of posts all over the internet and no solution. Did you guys sort it out I just did a full uninstall and reinstall of FC Studio and it's still doing this. T
dead pixels on my 7D
by Bob Pierce 7 years ago
Just 3 months after the warranty exprired, my 7d developed a big bright white dead pixel right smack in the center of the frame. It's visible at every iso setting. I've tried manual sensor cleaning (m
Re: dead pixels on my 7D
by Bob Pierce 7 years ago
Hey Guys, Thank you for your good ideas. I ended up sending the camera to Canon's repair facility in NJ. They told me they sometimes give customers a month or 2 grace period on the warranty, but mine
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Soft Focus video issue using 7D
by mike Rodriguez 7 years ago
I use a variety of lenses with the 7D shooting at 30fps and I am getting soft focus video. I use Canon 50mm 1.4 and a , 24-105 mm. This is mainly in broad daylight. I am shooting 1 100 at f16- to f20.
Re: Soft Focus video issue using 7D
by Bob Pierce 7 years ago
You know, shooting at f16 is not giving you the best performance out of these lenses. Try shooting at f4 - you might be pleasantly surprised. Bob Director of Photography Editor www.lightstreamassociat
Hyperdeck Shuttle used as an HDMI to HDSDI converter?
by Bob Pierce 7 years ago
Is this doable If anyone has experience with this I'd be interested in hearing their experience. Also, if one is using the internal battery, how long can one expect it to work in this capacity Does it
Re: Hyperdeck Shuttle used as an HDMI to HDSDI converter?
by Kristian Lam 7 years ago
Dave Jenkins "What is the software you are referring to Is it a firmware update for the unit " Yes, that's correct. You can download it from the Support section of our website. regards Kristian Lam B
How to uninstall this fine software
by Bob Pierce 7 years ago
I've read many times that one simply drags the application to the trash to uninstall it. Being an old-school guy, this just doesn't feel right to me. Doesn't it install lots of support items, such as
Re: How to uninstall this fine software
by Jon Chappell 7 years ago
It downloads an installer internally but this is invisible to the user and there are no parameters you can adjust. So from an end-user perspective it's just like downloading any other application. My
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Long interview logging
by David Berez 7 years ago
Cowfolk, I do a lot of documentary interview logging and I'm trying to figure out my new workflow here in X. In FCP 7 I would subclip based upon the names like "Paul talks about hybrids" or "Bob descr
Re: Long interview logging
by Bob Pierce 7 years ago
I've never understood why people always say compound clips are the answer. For one thing, it's a non reversible range selection, so it's limiting that way. Also, when you're logging, if you create a c
Workflow for 2 people anylysing and clipping interview material?
by Mark Dobson 7 years ago
Hello there, esteemed members of the Creative Cow community. This is my first post to this forum. I have a potential work flow issue with FCP X. I produce documentary style programmes for corporate an
Re: Workflow for 2 people anylysing and clipping interview material?
by Bob Pierce 7 years ago
One of the many "features" they need to add is a logging function. It's fine if it's keyword based, but it needs to be easily viewable and flexible. I'm optimistic that they'll eventually get this rig
First FCPX in-application tutorial coming today to the COW
by Kevin P McAuliffe 7 years ago
Hey All, I've just produced the COW's first tutorial in-application for FCPX. I encourage everyone who has a question about something, send me an e-mail, and I'll either respond directly here, or do a
Re: First FCPX in-application tutorial coming today to the COW
by Bob Pierce 7 years ago
I would appreciate it if someone created a keyboard shortcut translation. For example, FCPX's "T" key is (trim) is now what we used to call "slip". Experienced FC editors are going to need some help w
User Manual?
by Matthew Celia 7 years ago
Getting down to the dirty business of learning this stuff and one thing I really miss is the user manual. Is there one Or is it reading through the pages and pages of help documents Sometimes I just l
Where's the darn manual?
by Bob Pierce 7 years ago
Okay, so now I have a pdf of the help file, but the links within it are disabled and there's no index. For crying out loud, is apple going to give us a manual ! www.lightstreamassociates.com Mac Pro 2
Cinestyle grading issue t2i
by Dylan Hargreaves 7 years ago
Hi all, I've just installed the cinestyle profile on my t2i and some test shots have thrown up an unusual moire issue in the grade. Camera settings: t2i set to cinestyle Tamron 17-50mm lens @f11, shut
Re: Cinestyle grading issue t2i
by Bob Pierce 7 years ago
Oh, I see. After you installed the cinestyle preset, you need to adjust your camera's custom settings manually (it's detailed in the video). Please post back when you resolve your issue. Good luck, Bo
Letus Adapters
by Joseph Colombatto 7 years ago
I am presently shooting with the Sony EX3 and would like a shallower depth of field (like everybody and their brother!) So, I'm strongly considering the Letus Adapter, and would like to know (from an
Re: Letus Adapters
by Bob Pierce 7 years ago
From what I understand, the Ultimate has built in backfocus adjustment. Other than that I don't believe there is any advantage. Adapters can be klugy and awkward but there's no question you can get go
Top 10 Dying industries...
by Bob Pierce 7 years ago
Some alarming news from Huffington Post. Right at the top, #10... http: www.huffingtonpost.com 2011 04 02 uss-most-endangered-industries_n_842787.html#s259829&title=10_Video_Postproduction Bob Pierce
Re: Top 10 Dying industries...
by Mike Cohen 7 years ago
Even more alarming are the other stats: Costume Shops Where will I go to get my next Stormtrooper Costume May have to build my next one out of cardboard. Mills I assume we will have to resort to grind
Letus Extreme On EX3: Hum On Audio Track
by Jeff Coffman 7 years ago
Hello I'm looking for insight from someone who uses a Letus Lens Adapter with the EX3. Recently, I switched from an HVX200 to the EX3. For years, with my HVX200, I had a Letus 35 attached to it, and w
Re: Letus Extreme On EX3: Hum On Audio Track
by Bob Pierce 7 years ago
I've been using a Letus for years now on my EX1 with no problems. Maybe the ex3's mics are more sensitive to vibration than the ex1. Did you try isolating the mic a bit Bob www.lightstreamassociates.c
comment on Red Epic
by Michael Locke 7 years ago
Hello to the pros; So I'm a newbie and I'm reading this news on the new Red Epic shooting Spiderman, http: www.studiodaily.com main news prc 12775.html utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campai
Re: comment on Red Epic
by Bob Pierce 7 years ago
They are using 2 Epics for stereoscopic - one that passes through a mirror, necessitating an exposure compensation. Bob Pierce www.lightstreamassociates.com Mac Pro 2.66 - 8GB memory - Mac Book Pro 2.
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HDV to DVD combing artifacts
by Bob Pierce 8 years ago
Hi Everybody, I've just finished a long-form HDV project and am having some trouble with finishing it up for dvd. I initially exported a self contained HDV master (from an HDV native timeline) and bro
Re: HDV to DVD combing artifacts
by Bob Pierce 8 years ago
Hi Dave, I really appreciate your input. I checked the dvd playing on a CRT TV. I've gone back and rechecked and it turns out that the prores derived mpegs are significantly better than the HDV ones,
Best Way to Reduce EX-1 Gain Noise in Post
by Jordan Ledy 8 years ago
Hi All, I've read a handful of threads about people complaining about the noise on the EX-1, and I assure you I'm not one of those people! For the majority of my shoot I filmed with -3db or 0db gain,
Re: WARNING with VideoPurifier
by Bob Pierce 8 years ago
I second Rafael's recommendation. Neat Video's reduce noise plug in is absolutely amazing. Bob www.lightstreamassociates.com Mac Pro 2.66 - 8GB memory - Mac Book Pro 2.33 Duo - FC Studio 2 - Kona Lhe
Blu-Ray on DVD-5 (DVD-R) with FCP success
by Bret Williams 8 years ago
I knew FCP could create a Blu-Ray disc with the share command in FCP, but I had ignored it since I didn't have a Blu-Ray burner. Instead, I had gone the route of burning Blu-Ray on DVD-R with Toast 10
Re: Blu-Ray on DVD-5 (DVD-R) with FCP success
by Bob Pierce 8 years ago
If I'm not mistaken, what you're doing basically is the same as the blu ray Share function in Final Cut. It's a bit confusing since these aren't really blu ray disks, though they are HD and play on mo
Best way to compress spots for iWeb website
by jeff weiser 8 years ago
I'm completing a website with a streaming 8 spot demo reel and then the 8 spots individually available for viewing on the same home page. What would be the best way to compress for best quality video
Re: Best way to compress spots for iWeb website
by Bob Pierce 8 years ago
You might have better luck with embedding a streaming video within your iweb site. You could upload and stream your video from Vimeo, for example, and simply embed the code on your page. Within iWeb i
Client reviews via FTP etc...
by Chris Bové 8 years ago
Hi, For client video reviews when the client is in another city and wants to see their rough cuts, what are people using Currently we're still having them download from an FTP site. If quality is less
Re: Client reviews via FTP etc...
by Bob Pierce 8 years ago
I use a service called Provdn that has a nifty client review feature. It allows the client to actually stop the video, type notes, even draw on the damn thing. Like most of these services, you can try
OK Decisions! 5D vs EX1R
by malek haneen 8 years ago
I dont know what to do! Im a independant film maker and I have 2 films coming up with great scripts! I own a SOny EX1R. Now I hear the resolution is better then a 5d Mark 2. But everyone is switching
Re: OK Decisions! 5D vs EX1R
by Bob Pierce 8 years ago
One more thing about the 5D: the camera drops to SD external monitoring while recording. If you're really going to shoot with one of these you're going to need lots of add-ons, hand held rig, loupe vi
QT Gamma shift on PC
by Bob Pierce 8 years ago
Hi Everybody, I have a client who has requested Quicktime H.264 files as their deliverable. The files look good viewed here on my macs but are washed out looking on their pcs. I'm working on a system
Re: QT Gamma shift on PC
by Bob Pierce 8 years ago
I found this solution on a website called Video Copilot: SOLUTION: After rendering into a QuickTime h.264 file, open it up in QuickTime and select Show Movie Properties. Highlight the video track then
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Standards for normalization levels
by Bob Pierce 8 years ago
Hi Everybody, I have a client who's complaining that the video files I've provided are distorting on their computer's playback (several computers). Of course the files sound perfect playing back for m
Re: Standards for normalization levels
by Bob Pierce 8 years ago
Michael, You are right - I remastered the audio limiting it down to -12db while increasing the gain and sure enough, the subjective volume of the sound was just about the same as the less compressed a
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