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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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October 16th 2016
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Adding arbitrary timecode to phone/drone footage
by Charis Hoo 6 months ago
I'm having to process alot of phone and drone footage lately without any timecode on the clips; they all start at 00:00:00:00. This creates a problem with my company's workflow since our media managem
Re: Adding arbitrary timecode to phone/drone footage
by Bouke Vahl 5 months ago
Of course you can script FFmpeg, but there is still QTchange, everyone uses it. (Well, I've sold over 3000 copies...) Note, QTchange will NOT run under Catalina, but any half decent old PC mac will be
Multiple subclips from timeline
by Erik Eikeskog 5 months ago
I have cut some footage into several clips on the timeline, and I want to make subclips from each clip.. It works fine to do one at a time, but to save time, I wonder if there is a way to select all o
Re: Multiple subclips from timeline
by Bouke Vahl 5 months ago
What are you trying to do I recently had a client that needed this as well, but he was doing Mocap prep work. If you have a database csv EDL or alike, I might be able to automate it completely. Bouke
Premiere 2020 not playing back MP3's or Wav's
by Steve West 9 months ago
Window's 10, AJA IO express IMPORTANT: Setup worked fine before upgrading to 2020. In fact, going back to PP2019 it still works. Problem: No MP3 or Wav output sound on the source side (playhead moves,
Re: Premiere 2020 not playing back MP3's or Wav's
by Bouke Vahl 9 months ago
Not sure, but are all clips 48 Khz If not, render to 48 Khz, try again. Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
Proxy Choppy Playback
by Tyler Ammons 9 months ago
I am pretty new to Premiere, and was editing some of my 4K footage and noticed pretty bad lag. After some research I discovered proxies, set some up, and they were still slow. I did some more research
Re: Proxy Choppy Playback
by Bouke Vahl 9 months ago
What codec did you render to Do NOT use anything H264. If you are in ProRes or DNxHD at 1920 or lower, it should be fine. If not, something else is the problem. Start with a fresh project and just a f
XML to ALE Conversion
by Vipin Vishwakarma 10 months ago
Hi Guys... How to convert XML and .txt files to ALE Awaiting Vipin
Re: XML to ALE Conversion
by Bouke Vahl 9 months ago
Well, some basic math isn't that hard, I can do so. For the OP, what do you want (I can make it happen.) Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
Timecode synch Premiere Pro
by Fred Feuerstein 11 months ago
Hi everyone, I receiced video and audio files with a timecode and I have to synch them. Unfortunately most files are 2-4 frames asynchronous. Is there a way to synch them with the timecode In Avid I w
Re: Timecode synch Premiere Pro
by Bouke Vahl 11 months ago
Fred Feuerstein "but I am working with proxies and I am afraid this could lead to problems in the finishing steps." Not sure if that is indeed a problem, since I think Premiere looks at the start off
Problem 'scaling (subtitles) to frame size' in version 13.0.2
by Neil Orman 2 years ago
I'm trying to add subtitles to my PPro sequence in Version 13.0.2, so I can burn them in to the exported video. But I'm having a problem I've never encountered before. In the past, I've created my sub
Re: Problem 'scaling (subtitles) to frame size' in version 13.0.2
by Bouke Vahl 12 months ago
My solution is here: Not free, but very versatile and high quality subs. https: www.youtube.com watch v=FcKOZAkhRRM (Disclaimer, I'm the author of the app...) Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
Did Aliens take over my timeline?! (file names contain glyphs)
by Aaron Rosapepe 1 year ago
After a recent crash and re-start in Avid Media Composer 2019, all of my file names on my edited sequences have been changed to include what appear to be random glyphs (see attached screen shot). File
Re: Did Aliens take over my timeline?! (file names contain glyphs)
by Bouke Vahl 1 year ago
Too bad, a real close encounter would have been more fun. Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
+1
CAPTIONS .. questions before I embark on a large project !!!!!
by Karen Yarosky 1 year ago
I am playing around with captions before I start creating them for a feature documentary and want to make sure I get it right. First question: Can someone explain to me the difference between Captions
Re: CAPTIONS .. questions before I embark on a large project !!!!!
by Bouke Vahl 1 year ago
Well Todd, You are perfectly right. (I know the company, and I also know that their CC output needs patching in some circomstances, hence I wrote software for that.) BUT, at one buck a minute, a full
Title Tool end roller
by guy crossman 1 year ago
I'm using Avid Title Tool to make an end roller for credits. How do I make the last name stop in the middle of the frame Thanks Guy Crossman
Re: Title Tool end roller
by Bouke Vahl 1 year ago
Set a keyframe a few seconds before the end, and set the position of the end key frame to the same loc. Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
At which loudness level does a spot get flagged as 'Low Loudness' - and what do broadcast stations do with them?
by Jorn Bergmans 1 year ago
Hi there, I'm a video tech at a post house, and we deal a lot with delivering to different TV stations, mostly across Europe. Almost all of the countries in Europe adhere to the R128 audio standard fo
Re: At which loudness level does a spot get flagged as 'Low Loudness' - and what do broadcast stations do with them?
by Bouke Vahl 1 year ago
No major broadcaster will make any major adjustments without telling you. (Except a few that use software I made, but that is set to only do + - 3dB changes.) Low level is anything lower than the targ
Change footage file name before linking or after transcoding?
by Stephen Bodossian 1 year ago
Hello! I'm going to be working with 4k footage and will be linking and relinking, but am concerned that the footage and sequence won't relink if I change the file names at the wrong step. So which is
Re: Change footage file name before linking or after transcoding?
by Bouke Vahl 1 year ago
Not really. It highly depends on the kind of footage and the application that does the relinking. If you want to relink in Resolve, and you have footage with an UMID, you can do pretty much anything a
Transcoding A7sii clips at 120 fps
by Jake Diamond 1 year ago
Hello, I'm running MC 8.4.4 on an iMac Retina (late 2015) and received footage from the A7sII at 120fps. I'm having trouble ingesting because the version of MC I have doesn't recognize the XACV S code
Re: Transcoding A7sii clips at 120 fps
by Bouke Vahl 1 year ago
This might do the trick: https: www.videotoolshed.com other mp4-to-qt Try before you buy! Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
Burnedin subtitles with 'unlimited formatting options'...?
by Christian Friis 1 year ago
When working with captions in FCPX I often need to deliver videofiles with burnedin subtitles for clients. Each client have their own preference as to formatting, and to meet their expectations I some
Re: Burnedin subtitles with 'unlimited formatting options'...?
by Bouke Vahl 1 year ago
https: www.videotoolshed.com product subbits-subtitler The idea is that you do the titling outside your NLE, as that is faster, and you may want other outputs as well. Watch this video for the looks.
Nice drone effect trick in FCPX
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
Nice and simple effect. https: youtu.be lEkQ0JDOsiM - Oliver Oliver Peters oliverpeters.com Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Nice drone effect trick in FCPX
by Bouke Vahl 1 year ago
Eeh, I would worry how to program the drone to fly the exact path a couple of times. Any half decent editor can re-create the effect by just looking at the output I would think... Personally, I'm fed
Good Webcam to Record Live Events
by Matt Dodds 1 year ago
Hey everyone, I wanted to see what a good webcam would be to record a live event. I would like the webcam to be shown and maybe recorded on my laptop, if possible. I did do some research and I have se
Re: Good Webcam to Record Live Events
by Bouke Vahl 1 year ago
It highly depends on your budget. Any cam with SDI or HDMI out and a cheap BM recorder will do the trick. Add OBS (free) and you're up and running. So, it starts around 400 bucks, and the sky is the l
How to remove duplicate frames for a 25 fps file converted from 24 fps native edited master
by Sam Lee 1 year ago
I'm having a hard time figuring out how to remove the extra 1 frame on a 25 fps broadcast master converted from a 24 fps edited master. Is it at all possible in FCP X or Compressor The interlaced 29.9
Re: How to remove duplicate frames for a 25 fps file converted from 24 fps native edited master
by Bouke Vahl 1 year ago
I thought I have answered this in another forum Quicktime can do so, just open and transcode with a different frame rate. One gotcha, you need to start on the right frame. (A few tests and you're ther
Shooting at higher frame rates is better than lower for future slow mo
by Sam Lee 1 year ago
Is it better to shoot moderate to fast action scenes at higher frame rates (240 fps) and later speed it up 2-8x to get the desired slow-mo rate than shooting it at slower (120 fps) and slow it down Th
Re: Shooting at higher frame rates is better than lower for future slow mo
by Bouke Vahl 1 year ago
There is another downside, the shutter time will be shorter, resulting in less motion blur. Shooting double frame rate, and in P gives you the option to output interlaced for the normal shots, and bet
+1
Moving back to Composer from Premier Pro
by Eric Merklein 1 year ago
After 12 years of piloting Avid I had to leave Composer due to work requirements that forced me onto Premiere Pro, but I'm thinking of returning soon. Three things that I do like about Pro is that you
Re: Moving back to Composer from Premier Pro
by Bouke Vahl 1 year ago
Eric Merklein "Do I still have to trans-code media to the Avid codec before I edit," Depends on the source codec. If your machine can handle it, no transcode is needed. Same goes for mixed resolution
Search function down.
by Bouke Vahl 1 year ago
Normally, when I go to all forums (https: forums.creativecow.net ), then press search, the taskbar displays 'recent posts', and that shows all new posts in all forums from the last 12 hours. That was
Re: Search function down.
by Trevor Asquerthian 1 year ago
Ditto - I have https: forums.creativecow.net recent_posts.php as a bookmark but it s been a blank page for a few days now.
Reverse telecine a 25 fps file back to 24 fps native - how and is it possible w/ Compressor?
by Sam Lee 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
Hi Jukka, Short answer: yes, no problems. Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
50i delivery shooting 23.98?
by Carlos Garcia 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
Do you have experience with Iscsi with Qnap Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
Are FCP subtitles good enough for theatre?
by Christopher McDonell 3 years 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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
Dcp creation for PC
by Max Hoffmann 2 years 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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
How do you prepare your GoPro (upside down) content?
by Tangier Clarke 2 years 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 2 years 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
Is Final Cut Pro X For Hollywood? Old question, interesting answer
by Gerry Fraiberg 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
what needs to be the preferred bitrate and codec
Re: what is the preferred encoding for broadcast for europe?
by Bouke Vahl 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
Well, I guess the header says it all... Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
Re: How do I submit 'News'?
by Tim Wilson 2 years 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
Green Screen keying from a set build
by Ryan Estabrooks 2 years 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 years 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.)
How do you decide on your ProRes export format?
by Tangier Clarke 2 years 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 years 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 years 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 years 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
linktest 1
by Bouke Vahl 2 years ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=FcKOZAkhRRM Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
Re: linktest 1
by Bouke Vahl 2 years ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=FcKOZAkhRRM Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
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 Bouke Vahl 2 years 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 years 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 years 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
+1
DNxHD/HR MXF on Ki Pro Ultra Plus
by Dimitriy Sorokin 2 years 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 years 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 2 years 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 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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
+1
Future MacOS/FCPX won't support DNxHD/HR or CineForm among other codecs
by Andrew Kimery 2 years 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 2 years 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
Horrible artifacting when color matching xrite's passport on Panasonic VLOG-L footage
by Lukas Kalinski 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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.
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