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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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Do you have to interpret footage for slow-motion?
by Jon Shank 2 weeks ago
Raw footage - 90fps Sequence - 29.97fps I drop the footage into premiere, slow it down with the "speed duration" funtion. Will this take advantage of the 90 frames or does it cut them down to 30 as so
Re: Do you have to interpret footage for slow-motion?
by Bouke Vahl 2 weeks ago
Hi Jeff, Ok, you've got a point. (I did not realize that the source was progressive....) Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
export sidecar? (text without media)
by Paul Dougherty 3 weeks ago
I'm trying to selectively export default and custom metadata or columns for select clips with in Premiere. It seems there are limits to the columns one can export with batchlist. However I've seen ins
Re: export sidecar? (text without media)
by Bouke Vahl 2 weeks ago
Well, it's fairly easy to get the metadata out using Exif tool. But then you have a XMP file per clip, that is very similar to XML Again, if you want me to write something, let me know. Bouke www.vide
workstation under $6000 to $7000 for Premiere, AE and c4d
by manish choudhary 3 weeks ago
need a beats workstation under $6000 to $7000 for Premiere, AE and c4d. my work is edit music videos and some roto also, animation 2d 3d and lot of colour grading.... my current system's specs are.. M
Re: workstation under $6000 to $7000 for Premiere, AE and c4d
by Bouke Vahl 3 weeks ago
I bought a refurbished HP Z620 with lots of RAM and CPU, a heavy graphics card and a year of warranty for just 1200 euro's. You really want to look into refurbished! Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
Automatically replace lots of footage with almost matching names?
by David Cabestany 4 weeks ago
I've been working on a large project mostly comprised of stock footage. The problem I found is that now that I need to replace the comp files with high res non-watermarked ones the names change from s
Re: Automatically replace lots of footage with almost matching names?
by Bouke Vahl 3 weeks ago
Perhaps a roundtrip trough XML and do a search replace with a text editor (I would use just the track with the PNG files, as not all effect info might get into the XML well.) Bouke www.videotoolshed.c
Timecode Time-Of-Day Drift?
by David C Jones 2 months ago
Greetings, I have a question regrading timecode. I cannot remember what piece of gear I was using when I saw this (ether the Sounddevices 633 or possibly the Canon EOS C300 camera) but, as I was setti
Re: Timecode Time-Of-Day Drift?
by Bouke Vahl 1 month ago
23.976 is a non-drop TC format. Thus, 24 hours worth of TC is NOT 24 hours on the wall clock. I think that's what the messages are about. Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
Does any one know a MPEG Streamclip software that can convert a 10000px by 96px .mov to .mp4?
by vicky lu 1 month ago
Hi, guys: Newbie here. I've been working on some LED ribbon animation for stadiums. These ribbon animation is usually a long narrow strip. Since After Effects can only render these into .mov format, I
Re: Does any one know a MPEG Streamclip software that can convert a 10000px by 96px .mov to .mp4?
by Bouke Vahl 1 month ago
afaik, Mp4 is a container format that can hold a lot of different codecs, including really good ones. Next, it's limited to 4K (Enough pixels, but not in your aspect) I second the 'get the specs!' sta
Live Closed Captioning
by Tom Wildgen 1 month ago
I am getting requests to provide closed captioning for selected live events for our company. Our CDN can accommodate us, but only with the dual browser style of live CC. That style is an extra browser
Re: Live Closed Captioning
by Bouke Vahl 1 month ago
Key in with a vision mixer Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
On-Camera Recorders
by Todd Terry 1 month ago
Hey gang... So, anyone know if there are any of the current batch of small recorders that accept DV (firewire) in I'm trying to get some more life out of a previously-retired Canon XLH1 (a great camer
Re: On-Camera Recorders
by Bouke Vahl 1 month ago
Ok 24 FPS is ONLY used in high end Hollywood productions. The rest of the world uses 23.976, 25 or 29.97 If you want to be in the 24 world, you would have the cam to work with. Now, did you do your ho
Turning 30fps audio into 29.97 audio
by Dan McGuire 1 month ago
I have a timeline that is 29.97 fps and I just got back a .WAV file of a mix that I believe was created with a framerate of 30fps. (it might be that I outputted the AMF files at a 30 frame rate.) That
Re: Turning 30fps audio into 29.97 audio
by Bouke Vahl 1 month ago
It's not an incorrect timecode stamp, it's incorrect settings in FCP. (And not the sequence settings, but some other setting somewhere, I forgot.) BWF contains a timestamp that can be calculated to TC
DVD program
by Bryce Douglass 1 month ago
Not sure where to post this but I will be ditching Adobe premiere and all if it's cc apps and switching to resolve full time. I am looking for a DVD authoring program for Windows that has custom menus
Re: DVD program
by Bouke Vahl 1 month ago
I've always used DVD SP in the past, but nowadays for the incidental DVD job I use tmpgenc authoring works. Cheap and good, brings it's own transcoder. Sadly, input file format is limited (no MXF) Bou
Clearcom or other intercom questions
by Justin Toney 2 months ago
I own several Clear Com and equivalent intercom beltpacks but I don't own a main or base station for all of those to tie into. My question is that I need to do an event and I need to get these headset
Re: Clearcom or other intercom questions
by Bouke Vahl 2 months ago
You don't need a base unit, you need a power supply only. Then you can daisy chain run parallel. hth Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
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Exporting a DCP file for Windows
by Mark Ireland 2 months ago
I am fairly new to the experience of file delivery to theaters for a film I recently finished. Mostly it's been shown in smaller venues where I play a .mov file via HDMI through my laptop. I am now de
Re: Exporting a DCP file for Windows
by Bouke Vahl 2 months ago
That looks like DCP indeed! I can't see the entire file names. Inside the file names (and the XML) is encoded what the kind it is (In your case it's probably 'feature') And, I can't compare with my ow
Subtitles for online vs TV vs Theatre
by Dan McGuire 2 months ago
Folks, I am going to be screening my documentary about Balinese healers in late October. The titles I have designed seem to look right as I edit on FCP7, but I assume that when they are projected in a
Re: Subtitles for online vs TV vs Theatre
by Bouke Vahl 2 months ago
I disagree. For projection, they could be smaller, and a bit lower. Also, I would drop the drop shadow, just stick with a (small) outline. To batch change them, what plugin did you use, and how did yo
Drag sequence onto timeline without audio tracks
by Julius Miller 2 months ago
Hi there Is it possible to drag a sequence from the Project window onto anther sequence on the Timeline and NOT include the audio tracks The reason I ask is that I make sequences that have titles and
Re: Drag sequence onto timeline without audio tracks
by Bouke Vahl 2 months ago
Lock audio tracks first Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
UTF-8 in .ale files
by Eivind Kise 3 months ago
Hi! I'm a norwegian editing assistant with a classical norwegian - - problem. I'm getting a set report from set every day, and I create .ale files from this, to automatically logg all the shots. The s
Re: UTF-8 in .ale files
by Bouke Vahl 3 months ago
It can be done, but requires a bit of effort. The charset used for ALE seems to be 'macintosh' (also on Windows). Note that there is no BOM (Byte Order Mark) So, open the provided ALE in a text editor
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Video playlist playback
by Todd Perchert 3 months ago
This forum seemed the best to place this question... but before I get to the question. I am looking for software options to play back video in a playlist that is easy to edit - and can loop. This is t
Re: Video playlist playback
by Bouke Vahl 3 months ago
VLC is your friend. You can make simple playlists and save them. Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
Display Event Numbers using Subcap effect for VFX prep?
by Ty Delgaty 4 months ago
I'm tasked with prepping sequences for VFX. They've asked that each shot requiring VFX work be numbered sequentially. We did this originally by creating 130 titles with Shot 001-Shot 130 and manually
Re: Display Event Numbers using Subcap effect for VFX prep?
by Bouke Vahl 4 months ago
Dude, I am NOT the man who made the online tool you mentioned! I can however make anything possible... Please read again! Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
How do I bring in MP4 / Planar 4:2:0 YUV video?
by Louis Waters 4 months ago
Hey all! I'm trying to bring in a video which has the follow specs: Codec: H264 - MPEG-4 AVC (part 10) (avc1) Resolution: 1920x1090 Display resolution: 1920x1090 Decoded format: Planar 4:2:0 YUV It pl
Re: How do I bring in MP4 / Planar 4:2:0 YUV video?
by Bouke Vahl 4 months ago
Not sure about the latest versions, but my Avid does not like Mp4 at all. The codec is not the issue, so the same content wrapped in a QuickTime container works. You could try this: https: www.videoto
Meetings in 4 Rooms must be recorded & live streamed with DSK on EACH with ONE operator
by John Ferguson 5 months ago
I am needing to develop a system that will record 4 rooms (one camera each), record & live stream, and downstream key each output. The trick is, I can only have one operator. I am thinking of getting
Re: Meetings in 4 Rooms must be recorded & live streamed with DSK on EACH with ONE operator
by Bouke Vahl 4 months ago
Hi John, How about one computer with a decklink quad, and some software This thing could do it: https: www.videotoolshed.com product recorder It's an FFmpeg front end. I can adjust it to add the DSK,
Strange interlaced exports
by Juan Juig 4 months ago
I have tried exporting some DNxHD 185x 50i edited footage and found out a rather strange thing. When I import the footage back in (or into another editing progrem) on each cut I notice that there isn'
Re: Strange interlaced exports
by Bouke Vahl 4 months ago
Seems like a field dominance issue, or you are missing one field at the beginning. (No idea how this can happen though.) Afaik, all HD formats are upper field first, so no issue there... Can you be mo
Color depth vs. Color sub sampling for green screen
by clyde villegas 5 months ago
When chroma keying in post, is it such a big deal if the footage is just 8 bit 422 and not 10 bit 422 I've read before that having a 422 footage is ok, not mentioning color depth. ut in omnibus glorif
Re: Color depth vs. Color sub sampling for green screen
by Bouke Vahl 5 months ago
Kevin, it's not 25%, it's 400% the bits come before the previous values, each bit extra doubles the amount of storage. 8 bits is 256 max in decimal 10 bits is 1024 in decimal... (that's 4 times as muc
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Blu Ray decode in-house
by Mark Suszko 5 months ago
Sorry for cross-posting, but anyway: I have a 2-hour BluRay we made on our FCPX system that now needs to be "ripped"; i.e. converted back into stand-alone mpeg 4 files I can put on a portable drive fo
Re: Blu Ray decode in-house
by Bouke Vahl 5 months ago
Very easy. Use FFmpeg. (Drag FFmpeg and the files into your terminal window) ffmpeg -i input.m2ts -codec copy output.mp4 Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
RE exporting subtitles as .SRT files?
by james henson 3 years ago
Hello, I have a alot of project files with subtitles...i need to convert the subtitles to an .SRT file. I was reading someone that is is possible to do this, perhaps by exporting chapters or something
Re: RE exporting subtitles as .SRT files?
by Bouke Vahl 5 months ago
Hi Aaron, C'mon, lighten up. It was a joke, not intended to hurt you. And if you know me a little, you know that I try to help others whenever I can, and definitely not only to sell my stuff. Bouke ww
Sony A7S Mark 2 XAVC-S Workflow
by Nikhil Nath 5 months ago
Hi wise people, I'm starting a new project which has almost 95% footage shot with sony a7s ii. I'm looking for a workflow to bring these clips inside MC 8.4.4. I want to edit in MC, later color correc
Re: Sony A7S Mark 2 XAVC-S Workflow
by Bouke Vahl 5 months ago
The clips DO have TC, but it's stored in a different way than normal, so not all applications understand it. You can use my Mp4toQT application to re-wrap to Mov, so Avid will eat them (And you have T
Aspect ratios, pillarbox and letterbox
by Paul Guarri 6 months ago
Hi, I work for a post facility and I deal with different formats and aspect ratios, mostly for digital cinema delivery. Sometimes I'm asked to deliver to broadcasters. In their specs, I don't find any
Re: Aspect ratios, pillarbox and letterbox
by Bouke Vahl 5 months ago
There is no answer. Some broadcasters have specs, some don't Then their is your the directors taste. Then there is the concern that 'some' TV sets do 'smart scaling', detecting letterbox pillarbox and
Capturing live stream
by Michael Gissing 6 months ago
Not exactly a FCP thing but I figure my smart cow friends might know how to solve this problem. My colleague has permission to record a live stream from a court case to use in a documentary. She has a
Re: Capturing live stream
by Bouke Vahl 6 months ago
Well, I would suggest to capture EVERYTHING. With FFmpeg, you can set it up to record in segments of any given lenght. So that makes it easy to clean up afterwards. If you do a stream copy, the amount
Importing Markers onto AVID Clips
by Ryan Drum 6 months ago
Hi guys, I have a question about markers and the way avid reads them. Is there a way of formatting a text file so that I can import the information as markers on a clip I have a video hosting site tha
Re: Importing Markers onto AVID Clips
by Bouke Vahl 6 months ago
Sure you can, with a few extra steps. Autosequence the clips you want the markers on, import markers on that sequence, copy paste markers into the source. (I assume the markers have to be set on V1.)
Are you you using rechargeable AA or 9 V DC cells? Got problems? Please read this.
by Ty Ford 6 months ago
I answered a recent email with a question about powering devices with rechargeable batteries. I thought you might find the solution helpful. ___________________________________ I purchased a pair of B
Re: Are you you using rechargeable AA or 9 V DC cells? Got problems? Please read this.
by Bouke Vahl 6 months ago
From memory (haven't done any measuring lately), rechargables have 1.2 volt per cel (for an AA that's just one cell) So a typical 9 volt battery has 6 cells, times 1.2 = just 7.2 volt. In Ty's example
NY Times Daily 360
by Bob Cole 6 months ago
Take a look at the NY Times website for their "Daily 360." I'd like to hear what you think of it, technically, esthetically, and in terms of potential for clients. Bob C
Re: NY Times Daily 360
by Bouke Vahl 6 months ago
That's an easy one. The girl on the right in the back seat is holding it, on a pole. You can see the shadow of the rig on the pilot. (The parallax is keeping the pole out of the image.) Horrible stitc
Feature request, recent posts filtering
by Bouke Vahl 6 months ago
Hi guys, Would it be possible to make something to extend the 'recent post' date, and while at it, an option to sort by thread thx, Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
Re: Feature request, recent posts filtering
by Bouke Vahl 6 months ago
Hi Tim, This is the one I meant: https: images.creativecow.net 314769 0_searchrecent.png#55773 Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
exporting subtitles from Avid
by Strat Theo 6 months ago
hello dears! I am in trouble again. I need to export subtitles from Avid 6.5.2, not for another program, just to give the archive to a client. So, I have to deliver a file with Avid Caption TXT, UTF-8
Re: exporting subtitles from Avid
by Bouke Vahl 6 months ago
Oh, in 'Box appearance', set it to 'as many rows as needed'. Then you will get bottom aligned text. (So a single line appears at the bottom, looks better.) hth, Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
Using timecode, LTC, SMPTE on a film set
by David Watson 5 years ago
Hi I'm getting into recording and editing audio for film and video, and I'm trying to understand about timecodes and SMPTE and LTC, etc. I have experience in the studio with music production. I also h
Re: Using timecode, LTC, SMPTE on a film set
by Bouke Vahl 6 months ago
It's a display for the master TC generator, so you connect it to the TC output on whatever device is going to me master. That can be the sound recorder, camera or studio masterclock, but it even could
This happened to me last night doing a live capture of Stevie Wonder performance, client wants file tonight???
by Curt LaFurney 6 months ago
I was capturing a live performance of Stevie Wonder last night. At the very end of the show my Mac Tower computer froze I had to hard crash and restart the computer. Unfortunately the computer did not
Re: This happened to me last night doing a live capture of Stevie Wonder performance, client wants file tonight???
by Bouke Vahl 6 months ago
Roger Poole " Could you write a hypothetical command line" Eeh, I did Roger Poole " More info would definately be apreciated." Yes, that's why I asked for it. If you take a (small, few seconds) sampl
Adviseable fps for a text based video
by Syed Iqbal 7 months ago
Hi, My AE project has mp3 voice over file on one layers and hundreds of text layers for the 99% of the video synced to this VO file. Like the voice over goes quickly and each text layer shows differen
Re: Adviseable fps for a text based video
by Bouke Vahl 7 months ago
Dave LaRonde "Yes. The more frames there are every second, the larger the file size becomes." Dave, Not really the case with a long GOP codec like H264 or WMV. If the image does not change (too much)
does 23.98 drop frames in AE?
by Charlie Canfield 7 months ago
i have some 23.98 footage, brought it into a 23.98 comp. i created several single-frame sync pops at different spots with solids and the tone effect (i'm chopping up the footage into scenes and want s
Re: does 23.98 drop frames in AE?
by Bouke Vahl 7 months ago
Walter, It's in fact 23.976 ! (24 & 1000 1001) Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
Sync Drift problem??? screen capture included
by Al Bergstein 7 months ago
Hi guys. I was working on a project today, did a sync of three cameras and an audio track from a Tascam DR680 prosumer deck that my field sound guy has used for a couple of years now. We have never ex
Re: Sync Drift problem??? screen capture included
by Bouke Vahl 7 months ago
I'm with Richard. If you can tell exactly how many frames it drifts over how much time, we can do math to see if it's a 'logical' pull-up down problem or alike. (That's typically a 0.1% drift, so get
How to change timecode for multiple clips?
by Wu Zhengjiang 1 year ago
I'm still trying to build up my workflow from FCPX to DaVinci Resolve. To make my question short, I'm going to skip why I need that. Is there a way to change timecode for multiple clips quickly
Re: How to change timecode for multiple clips?
by Bouke Vahl 1 year ago
If the clips are QT files, it's easy: https: www.videotoolshed.com handcrafted-timecode-tools qtchange Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
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