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Bouke Vahl

I'm a developer of small tools to make the life of a video pro easier.
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H.265 and AME Render Performance (or lack thereof)
by mark thompson 6 days ago
Hi, just posting to see if anyone else is getting the same problem. I completed an edit for a small video (about 4 minutes). The original clip was UHD SLog2 from a Sony A7S2 and due to poor lighting I
Re: H.265 and AME Render Performance (or lack thereof)
by Bouke Vahl 1 day ago
You know you can go up to 32 bits float, do you Make sure your sound is 192 Khz at least, or it will be horrible and unaudible. Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
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Reverse telecine a 25 fps file back to 24 fps native - how and is it possible w/ Compressor?
by Sam Lee 2 days ago
I have many master files that have been frame rate converted from 24 - 25 fps. I couldn't figure out how to reverse telecine back the 25 fps master file back to 24 fps native master. This is because m
Re: Reverse telecine a 25 fps file back to 24 fps native - how and is it possible w/ Compressor?
by Bouke Vahl 2 days ago
This makes no sense at all. There is no 'official' telecine for 24 25 Avid once had a telecine process where a field was added every 12 13 frames, but that is almost never used. Adding a whole frame i
The Magical Pandora's Box: The Canon XF705
by Charles Ferran 2 weeks ago
This camera gives us amazing images but no way to get at them! A true Pandora's Box. None of these 4K files can be opened in Premiere. Adobe hasn't given any update I can find other than 'we know abou
Re: The Magical Pandora's Box: The Canon XF705
by Bouke Vahl 2 weeks ago
Hi Jukka, Short answer: yes, no problems. Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
50i delivery shooting 23.98?
by Carlos Garcia 2 weeks ago
Hey everyone, Thank you in advance for your time... I am on a job for a Japanese TV station which the delivery is set for 50i... I'm a bit confused because Japan is NTSC! If the delivery is 50i, I mus
Re: 50i delivery shooting 23.98?
by Bouke Vahl 2 weeks ago
Not really. If you are unsure about 25i, don't shoot it. You could shoot 25p, or 24p, 23.976 and 50p All can be used to make good quality 25, although at some speed changes. 50p can be used to go to 2
Relink
by Oliver Peters 2 weeks ago
When relinking media, is there a way to not have FCPX immediately try to match names as it searches This is often an incredible waste of time, when you could manually navigate to the desired file more
Re: Relink
by Bouke Vahl 2 weeks ago
Do you have experience with Iscsi with Qnap Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
Are FCP subtitles good enough for theatre?
by Christopher McDonell 1 year ago
..is the question I m being asked by my post-supervisor. She has no experience with FCP. We re doing a DCP for festivals. A feature doc. Subtitles are Outline text and they look fine to me... on my 27
Re: Are FCP subtitles good enough for theatre?
by Bouke Vahl 2 weeks ago
Well, you could try exporting an XML and import that in Subbits. Then it's easy. Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
Calculating hours of video on harddrive
by Thor Jensen 3 weeks ago
Hello. Is there a software to calculate how many hours of video on a harddisk I have about 4TB of video recordings in several different formats, and would like to know how many hours of video there is
Re: Calculating hours of video on harddrive
by Bouke Vahl 3 weeks ago
amount of clips in format x times datarate of format x times duration of average clips plus total duration of format y times datarate of format y. What do you think Or, write a script and grep mediaIn
Avoiding the dreaded "MSMMMOB" in Avid EDL
by Steven Randolph 3 weeks ago
Hello, I have inherited an Avid Project that has many clips with unassigned tape names or reel names. Looking at the EDL I see "MSMMMOB" under source file. How do I edit these files within Avid, so th
Re: Avoiding the dreaded "MSMMMOB" in Avid EDL
by Bouke Vahl 3 weeks ago
Can't you just duplicate file name to reel name in your bins Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
Dcp creation for PC
by Max Hoffmann 1 month ago
Dear All, I recently jumped straight into the Dcp-creation biz without much knowledge. I am using a 12 core trashcan, Mac os, Davinci 12.5 with easy dcp plugin. I created the DCP and validated it and
Re: Dcp creation for PC
by Bouke Vahl 3 weeks ago
https: duckduckgo.com q=mount+ext2+on+windows&t=ffnt&ia=web Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
AME Not Recognizing Video in QT Ref
by Chip Hess 3 weeks ago
I am running Mac OSX 10.13.6 on an iMac, 32GB RAM. I recently went to AME 2019. I export a QT reference from Avid. Bringing it into AME, it does not see the video, only shows the audio. I have re-expo
Re: AME Not Recognizing Video in QT Ref
by Bouke Vahl 3 weeks ago
Yes, as some bright minds think that with the end of QT player 7 all specs that are hard to follow can go out of the window. Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
Does :01 mean one frame or one second?
by John Stanowski 4 weeks ago
Does :01 mean one frame or one second I have specs from WDAF which ask for a spot with slate and "there must be :01 black video before and after spot". I called the station and had to leave a message.
Re: Does :01 mean one frame or one second?
by Bouke Vahl 4 weeks ago
Jon Doughtie " One second makes more sense than one frame in this instance." Why One reason for having black before after is to make butt-edits so there is black between the commercials. No way you e
Adding subtitles to raw footage before editing
by Andrew Petrov 2 months ago
Hi all, Currently working on a film that was shot in a foreign language. The dialogue needs to be translated into English and all lines imported into Premiere and timed with the footage, so we can beg
Re: Adding subtitles to raw footage before editing
by Bouke Vahl 4 weeks ago
Hi Joe, Quick question: Have you ever been yourself in this situation I guess not, otherwise you would not give this ill advise. If so, please proof me wrong. Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
Should 15-sec spot reach 15 on the timeline? Or 14.29?
by John Stanowski 4 weeks ago
Sorry for the newb question. But this has always confused the hell out of me. Should a 15-second spot run up to the 15 mark on the timeline Or should it run to 14.29 I ask because there is a slot for
Re: Should 15-sec spot reach 15 on the timeline? Or 14.29?
by Bouke Vahl 4 weeks ago
The "00:00:00:00 is a frame too" makes it easy. But now to add to the confusion, the OUTPOINT is at 15 round, on 'some' systems. In the old (lineair bay) days, and outpoint meant 'up to', NOT 'up and
How do you prepare your GoPro (upside down) content?
by Tangier Clarke 4 weeks ago
I am curious what tools you all use to process GoPro video that needs to be rotated 180 degrees. Unfortunately, FCP X 10.4.5 will not allow rotating browser clips; only in the timeline. This is disapp
Re: How do you prepare your GoPro (upside down) content?
by Bouke Vahl 4 weeks ago
Hi Tangier, Did you try rotating in QT7 This will change only the metadata for the rotation. Not sure if FCPX will honor this though, but worth a test. (If that works I can add it to QTchange.) Bouke
Client request for 27GB video to compress to 1GB
by George Strother 1 month ago
A client is requesting Full High Definition video at 1920 x1080 60fps, because that is the best, then compress the footage to1GB, because it's necessary for streaming. Am I missing something here, or
Re: Client request for 27GB video to compress to 1GB
by Bouke Vahl 1 month ago
I disagree. With H265 this should be very well possible. (and with long GOP codecs, the framerate does not matter that much.) Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
Adding a prefix to multiple clips in premiere
by Kara Stephens 1 month ago
Hi- just got back from a job with about 4T worth of footage that has been imported and logged into Premiere Pro cc '17. Right now all of the clips in the bins match the camera names. However, the lead
Re: Adding a prefix to multiple clips in premiere
by Bouke Vahl 1 month ago
How about a roundtrip with XML and a text editor doing a custom search replace It's only the display name in the bin... (I think the lead editor is perhaps a bit arrogant, why not keep bins with shoot
Is Final Cut Pro X For Hollywood? Old question, interesting answer
by Gerry Fraiberg 2 months ago
Josh Beal is a Hollywood editor who has work on such shows as Counterpart, Bloodline, and House of Cards. As a TV editor, Josh thinks it is time for Hollywood to reconsider Final Cut Pro X as a viable
Re: Is Final Cut Pro X For Hollywood? Old question, interesting answer
by Bouke Vahl 1 month ago
Michael Gissing " It's a perfect word for adding a spiritual dimension back into technology." Yeah, too bad Kai is no longer doing public stuff. Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
what is the preferred encoding for broadcast for europe?
by Nitai Lev-Oren 1 month ago
what needs to be the preferred bitrate and codec
Re: what is the preferred encoding for broadcast for europe?
by Bouke Vahl 1 month ago
Hi David, Please enighten me, what broadcaster in Europe accepts 4K in what format to be transmitted without transcode Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
Rename files using metadata without changing timestamp?
by Tangier Clarke 1 month ago
I need to rename files based on scene, shot, take given to me from a DEVA recorder. All of the .wav files are just numerically auto-incremented. I got excited too soon when I discovered that WaveAgent
Re: Rename files using metadata without changing timestamp?
by Bouke Vahl 1 month ago
Hi Tangier, My remark was about the file properties, not about something else, so no worries, I'm very much approachable! It's a strange way of thinking, but once you grasp the logic, it all makes sen
How do I submit 'News'?
by Bouke Vahl 1 month ago
Well, I guess the header says it all... Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
Re: How do I submit 'News'?
by Tim Wilson 1 month ago
Hi Bouke, Send an email to press@ our domain, ideally with the news in the body of the email. Feel free to include a picture or two in web-appropriate formats and sizes (ie, please no 600 dpi TIFFs, e
Importing Avid ALE into NTSC project
by Reena Mang 1 month ago
Hi all, I have an excel to avid workflow via ALE import that raises a syntax error when importing the ALE into 23.98 and 24 NTSC projects (clips are the same format as the projects). I use the same pr
Re: Importing Avid ALE into NTSC project
by Bouke Vahl 1 month ago
Can you export an ALE the way your problematic ALE 'should' be and re-import it In that case, you did something wrong. (Avid can bitch about the smallest thing being not as expected.) If Avid does not
Green Screen keying from a set build
by Ryan Estabrooks 2 months ago
Hi everyone! I working on a really cool music video project but am having trouble with the green screen setups used on the set of this video. As part of the set, the company making this video wanted o
Re: Green Screen keying from a set build
by Bouke Vahl 2 months ago
Well, I dont think you can chroma key the screen with shadow behind the girl. It's not green, it's dark grey. So, it's going to be a combo of (as you already did) motion tracking chroma key luma key.)
batch create sequences from a group of folders or text document contents
by darren Coombes 2 months ago
I have 175 clips and each of these clips has to go into it's own sequence. Therefore creating 175 different sequences. My Issue is, each sequence needs to be a specific name, as its an exercise. This
Re: batch create sequences from a group of folders or text document contents
by Bouke Vahl 2 months ago
I have no clue if it's possible in Premiere, but in Avid it's not a big deal. If that is not an option, I could make you something that does this. (Contact me directly if you would like me to make you
Avid offline medias
by Luna Restrepo 2 months ago
Hi everyone! It has been a while I am using avid but It always has been a difficult software for me to understand. My issue is that my computer was dead so I copied the whole project on my external dr
Re: Avid offline medias
by Bouke Vahl 2 months ago
In that case, relink to them again, the bins you have 'should' update then. You might want to read the manual. Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
How do you decide on your ProRes export format?
by Tangier Clarke 2 months ago
Just curious how you all determine which ProRes export format you'll use for your master I have content that was shot with a C300 (Linear PCM, XF-AVC Intra 4:4:4 12-bit). My inclination is to export t
Re: How do you decide on your ProRes export format?
by Bouke Vahl 2 months ago
Well, AFAIK, ProRes 4444 is 12 bits, so it would make a logical choice if you can handle it. But, (not having seen your work), you would need a pretty hefty image after mastering to really gain from 1
Exposing for late afternoon or evening shots
by clyde villegas 2 months ago
I'm using a Panasonic GH5 with v-log. I've read that I should not underexpose to prevent noise (actually, I also get noise with any other camera when I shoot underexposed). How do most professionals e
Re: Exposing for late afternoon or evening shots
by Bouke Vahl 2 months ago
Define 'professional' A pro newsshooter exposes so the footage can be used without any effort. If that means he has to turn on his ugly on cam LED blaster, he will do so. He'll grab a flashlight if ne
issues with plural-eyes and proxy workflow, when working with different frame rates
by Yulal Lapira 2 months ago
Dear community, I am working on a documentary project with about 200 hours. The entire project was meant to be shot 24fps (with a very little amount of 60fps drone shot), however, unintentionally, abo
Re: issues with plural-eyes and proxy workflow, when working with different frame rates
by Bouke Vahl 2 months ago
First of all, what do you have to deliver Why would you want to work in 24 If it is broadcast, 23.976 would be the logical option. (Not that it matters, you need to convert anyways at a certain stage.
29.97 fps footage in a 24 fps project
by Jonathan Ehrlich 2 months ago
I am starting to edit a short documentary that was shot at a frame rate of 29.97 fps. The intended output at the end of the editing process is to create a DCP for distribution purposes. From what I un
Re: 29.97 fps footage in a 24 fps project
by Bouke Vahl 2 months ago
Don't worry, a DCP can be 29.97 nowadays. (And no, there is NO decent way to go from 29.97 to 24, so be happy.) Do however be VERY careful with interlaced material. (That means, also material with pul
Importing Audio from Sound Devices 633
by Molly Gandour 2 months ago
Is there a shortcut to importing audio from Sound Devices 633 folder structure Instead of being able to import files from a whole day, it seems I have to click into each scene set-up one by one. (a) T
Re: Importing Audio from Sound Devices 633
by Bouke Vahl 2 months ago
To add: Avid does NOT use the filename as name in the bin. Instead, it uses Scene and Take from the metadata inside the files. If it looks like the filename that is only because the file has been name
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linktest 1
by Bouke Vahl 2 months ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=FcKOZAkhRRM Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
Re: linktest 1
by Bouke Vahl 2 months ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=FcKOZAkhRRM Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
Recording PowerPoint and speaker as inexpensively as possible
by Bob Cole 2 months 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 Bouke Vahl 2 months ago
I could make my Livecut app. available without connecting to a mixer. This way you can shoot iso, press the cuts transitions you want to make on your computer and have fall everything in place based o
Footage with alpha channel but no luma matte
by Martin McHugh 2 months ago
Please help before I go crazy. I bought some footage from shutterstock which said it had alpha channel. So I presumed bg was transparent and I could just drop into ae. But it just sits there with blac
Re: Footage with alpha channel but no luma matte
by Bouke Vahl 2 months ago
what do the properties say It can have an alpha that is a solid, so it is there, but does nothing. Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
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FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened
by Stephen Smith 3 months ago
Netflix has a documentary called FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened. I've never heard of this festival so I really didn't know anything about the subject other then what I watched in a trail
Re: FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened
by Bouke Vahl 2 months ago
Story is great, but the Netflix doc sucks big time. How can you have so much good footage and a very convincing story and then annoy your audience with trying to prove the same argument 20 times in a
DNxHD/HR MXF on Ki Pro Ultra Plus
by Dimitriy Sorokin 2 months ago
We are looking for a recorder capable of DNXHD HR MXF recording. Is Ki Pro Ultra Plus a suitable solution Does it use official Avid tech to produce those files It is really important for our QC. FFmpe
Re: DNxHD/HR MXF on Ki Pro Ultra Plus
by Bouke Vahl 2 months ago
Dear Dimitri My bad, when you wrote: Dimitriy Sorokin "It is really important for our QC. FFmpeg or some other reverse engineered implementation would not cut it." I would have sworn you were question
Which bit depth does DaVinci Resolve grade in?
by Juan Juig 3 months ago
Hello, when grading in DaVinci resolve, the values on the scopes are displayed on the scale from 0 - 1023, meaning that colours are previewed as 10bit. Does DaVinci always previews colours this way If
Re: Which bit depth does DaVinci Resolve grade in?
by Bouke Vahl 2 months ago
Ok, put your money where your mouth is. Do show me a real world example that indeed will result in loss. Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
Time Code for VERY small screen
by Hugues Kir 3 months ago
Hey friends, I'm trying to do a time code for a LED Screen. The resolution is 13x7. In theory I have enough space for my digits but I can't seem to avoid interpolation of the pixel or anti alias. I've
Re: Time Code for VERY small screen
by Bouke Vahl 3 months ago
I can only add that normally TC is displayed in a monospaced font so it won't jump around. but this is going to be unreadable anyways. What is it for, humans (If not, you have some 6 bytes of data for
Best iPhone lens for sit down interviews
by Kent Kitzman 3 months ago
Hi all, I'm doing a super-low budget project for a non-profit. We are doing a series of sit down interviews that we are planning to just shoot on my iPhone. I'd like to get a decent lens to make these
Re: Best iPhone lens for sit down interviews
by Bouke Vahl 3 months ago
Not to be arrogant or harsh, but are your hours unbilled If so, go ahead as planned. Otherwise, rent any normal low budget camera and a decent mic, or you end up spending more money in post than you w
Audio Auto Sync
by Jacob Brown 3 months ago
So I just wrapped a production in which we shot BM cinemaDNG, and external audio. The tascam produced 3-4 tracks that exist as separate files, not as one multi-track file. My understanding from here i
Re: Audio Auto Sync
by Bouke Vahl 3 months ago
In that case, see if any of the options given work for you. If not, contact me an I'll make something custom. Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
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Future MacOS/FCPX won't support DNxHD/HR or CineForm among other codecs
by Andrew Kimery 5 months ago
"In Final Cut Pro, you might see an alert that legacy media files won't be compatible with future macOS releases. Legacy media files are compatible with macOS Mojave, but they won't be with future mac
Re: Future MacOS/FCPX won't support DNxHD/HR or CineForm among other codecs
by Bouke Vahl 3 months ago
Oliver Peters "But the issue is with files that require a 32-bit QT architecture." 32 bits has nothing to do with it, except that Quicktime Player (NOT THE FORMAT) will not be updated due to the grea
29 and 59.9 footage
by Lauryn Lukin 3 months ago
Hi, I am doing a project where i will eventually output to 29.9 in avid MC. I have a lot of footage in 59.9 (some with audio). When i drop it on my project timeline it applies a motion effect and spee
Re: 29 and 59.9 footage
by Bouke Vahl 3 months ago
Did you try to see what happens if you do one or the other Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
Horrible artifacting when color matching xrite's passport on Panasonic VLOG-L footage
by Lukas Kalinski 3 months ago
So today I made my first shot using the Xrite Passport colorchecker. Now when I wanted to try out the color matching workflow in DaVinci Resolve I end up getting REALLY ugly artifacts. I attach before
Re: Horrible artifacting when color matching xrite's passport on Panasonic VLOG-L footage
by Bouke Vahl 3 months ago
No, I mean, open up your aperature as far as you dare, so you have the highlights a tiny bit clipping or just below. Do so on ANY shot you take, and bring it back in Resolve to your liking. An 8 bit c
CSV with linebreaks for source text
by Gary Frewin 4 months ago
Hi All, I'm creating a template wherein a beginner user can import a csv to populate textboxes (and highlight certain words using the awesome expression in this post). But I'm now stuck at the csv par
Re: CSV with linebreaks for source text
by Bouke Vahl 3 months ago
Ah, good. But, out of curiosity, how does the script handles a comma in your regular text, if you have a comma separated input (I would think that could cause mayhem...) Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
Why Video quality on my canon 70d look very bad
by Nadjib Spoofing 3 months ago
Hello i'm shooting educational videos for youtube with my canon 70d and 50mm 1.8 stm lens in good light conditions when i upload the video on youtube it looks good on Full hd but display it on 360p th
Re: Why Video quality on my canon 70d look very bad
by Bouke Vahl 3 months ago
Not sure where you're from and if the Internet over there is steam powered, but 1080 720 isn't that bandwidth intensive anymore, especially with this kind of content where there is very little motion.
Tripod for video shooting
by Jessica Pinal 3 months ago
Guys, I need advice... I shoot small and weird videos, often inside, sometimes outside, for VJing with it after. Now I would like to invest into a tripod instead of abusing a friend and yelling at the
Re: Tripod for video shooting
by Bouke Vahl 3 months ago
Well, if it is good enough is for you to decide. You don't have to follow any rules, if you think it's good, it is. But, in your case, I won't do pans, I would ride (or slide). This is what every cam
What type of game is the following?
by Ammarhsn Hsn 4 months ago
http: www.teachers-direct.co.uk resources quiz-busters quiz-busters-game.aspx game_id=90145 http: www.teachers-direct.co.uk resources quiz-busters quiz-maker.aspx is it Flash ( SWF) I don't think that
Re: What type of game is the following?
by Bouke Vahl 3 months ago
No, you did not get Kalleheikki's answer. You're probably not allowed to without permission, so he will not do it to protect his good name. Now, since it is a very simple game and looks quite old, you
Thoughts on 2019
by Steve Connor 4 months ago
I hope everyone had a great holiday break (if you were lucky enough to get one!) So here we are in 2019, amongst other things we should see a new Mac Pro this year, I'm certainly looking forward to se
Re: Thoughts on 2019
by Bouke Vahl 4 months ago
Neil Goodman "Davinci is fun to poke at and pretend I know how to color correct but again - not going to probably ever required to use it for at at least the next 5 years if ever." Resolve has some m
Noob question Re: GH5s and V-Log
by jim galer 4 months ago
I'm researching this camera tha GH5S and have seen a lot about V-Log. My question is regarding exposure. When shooting, do you just expose as you normally would using histogram etc Is there a benefit
Re: Noob question Re: GH5s and V-Log
by Bouke Vahl 4 months ago
An organisation that forces clueless people in this bizz that you have to educate for free so that in a few years you are out of job. It might be less frightening, it may only be that news gets more a
Linked files in the Avid MediaFiles folder
by Aldo Palumbo 4 months ago
Could problems arise from using the top level of the Avid MediaFiles folder as a location for linked files such as QuickTimes, Pan & Zoom stills or LUTs
Re: Linked files in the Avid MediaFiles folder
by Bouke Vahl 4 months ago
I would only dare to do this if I am the only one working on the project. It is not uncommon to trash entire media folders expecting nothing else but 'true' Avid files in there. (No one normally looks
FCPXML Timeline with Alpha PNGs for Subtitles \\ Missing Subtitles
by Alan Bell 4 months ago
Hey there! We've got a customer who wants certain subtitle sequences to run chained from frame to frame, i.e. no gaps. In our subtitling suite that that means timing Subtitle #1 "OUT" to the same fram
Re: FCPXML Timeline with Alpha PNGs for Subtitles \\ Missing Subtitles
by Bouke Vahl 4 months ago
Render out as QT with alpha (That's what I do for Avid, but with empty titles as no gaps is plain ugly.) Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
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