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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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Video playlist playback
by Todd Perchert 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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
Subtitling (open captioning) with Premiere Pro CS 6
by Ron German 3 weeks ago
Please let me know about tutorials to learn how to subtitle (open caption) using with Premiere Pro CS 6.0. All I could find is related to Premiere Pro CC. Thanks Ron
Re: Subtitling (open captioning) with Premiere Pro CS 6
by Bouke Vahl 2 weeks ago
You probably do NOT want to do this in Premiere if it's more than a handful. (Any NLE is dog slow in this, and you need to do a lot of timing move text from one title to another, stuff like this.) So
Meetings in 4 Rooms must be recorded & live streamed with DSK on EACH with ONE operator
by John Ferguson 1 month 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 1 month 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,
Best method for captions/subtitles with auto-sizing background box?
by Ethan Elliott-Williams 1 month ago
Hi all, been playing around with Open Captions, which has the look I need (burned-in subtitles with semi-transparent background box auto-fitting to the length of text) but I've also run into the wides
Re: Best method for captions/subtitles with auto-sizing background box?
by Bouke Vahl 1 month ago
well, IMHO, the 'best' is my Subbits subtitler. (But i'm biased, as I'm the developer.) It can do subtitles from scratch, but there is also a nice Premiere helper app. that gives you editable titles i
Strange interlaced exports
by Juan Juig 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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
48 FPS Timecode Snyc
by Weston Jones 2 months ago
Hello, I'm looking for a method to sync audio from an external recorder to 48fps video footage. Production used a digital slate, so both audio and video have timecode. I'm editing in 48FPS timebase. I
Re: 48 FPS Timecode Snyc
by Bouke Vahl 2 months ago
I don't know of a way in Premiere, but I can write something that does this. Assuming the BWF files are set to 24 fps, and there is 24 fps TC fed to the cam, things will work out if both cam and sound
Sony A7S Mark 2 XAVC-S Workflow
by Nikhil Nath 2 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 2 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
Mismatched timecode from Avid migration
by David Dean 2 months ago
Hi - I'm having to recut in Premiere a program that was originally cut on Avid MC 7, and the resolution of the offline was 28:1. I've been trying to figure out how to up-rez the media to the desired 1
Re: Mismatched timecode from Avid migration
by Bouke Vahl 2 months ago
Well, 23.98 DOES NOT EXIST. Someone at Apple once thought it was a good idea to call it that way, causing a lot of confusion and bad math. Your problem is a DF NDF issue. Not sure where that happens.
Import Formatted Subtitles File
by Ali Booth 2 months ago
Hello! I am trying to use Premiere Pro CC 2017.1.1 v11.0 on a desktop with Windows 7 Professional for subtitles. I have a formatted .ass subtitle file and the corresponding .mov file for the subtitles
Re: Import Formatted Subtitles File
by Bouke Vahl 2 months ago
First of all, if the formatting is as you describe, it sounds more like captions than subtitles. Next, afaik, SSA is not used by pro's, mostly by fansubbers. If you must retain the exact looks, I woul
Aspect ratios, pillarbox and letterbox
by Paul Guarri 3 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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
subtitles / captions in Premiere - export remiport issue
by Felix Gorbach 4 months ago
Dear Premiere Gurus, I just finished my new shortmovie and wanted to generate Subtitles for international filmfestival use. I made the captions in german, exported them as srt files and gave it to the
Re: subtitles / captions in Premiere - export remiport issue
by Bouke Vahl 4 months ago
Hi Felix, You could use my Subbits to convert the SRT to (editable) PNG files with an XML and import that in Premiere. That will be great looking and painless. See a demo vid here: https: www.youtube.
Subtitles in Premiere Pro
by Quintus Lubbe 4 months ago
I know that quite a few people have asked this and there have been numerous posts and tutorials regarding, but I still haven't come to a workable solution. I want to create subtitles for my feature fi
Re: Subtitles in Premiere Pro
by Bouke Vahl 4 months ago
My Subbits subtitler can do this. It can generate editable PNG files that you can alter in Premiere. It's lighting fast as you don't have to worry about layout. Just text and linebreaks. (Where settti
Reading timecode saved to the video file's audio tracke
by Austin Steele 9 months ago
Hi, I had a 2 camera shoot with a separate audio recorder. The audio mixer ran timecode into the cameras (A7sii). He said the TC information would be saved on to the audio track of the video footage.
Re: Reading timecode saved to the video file's audio tracke
by Bouke Vahl 9 months ago
Note, if it's from an A7, and the format is MXF, it might not work in the current state. I'm working on an update (I'm the developer), and I have a beta version that can do an MXF - to MXF conversion.
How to change timecode for multiple clips?
by Wu Zhengjiang 10 months 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 9 months ago
If the clips are QT files, it's easy: https: www.videotoolshed.com handcrafted-timecode-tools qtchange Bouke www.videotoolshed.com
Premiere Pro CC-CC2015.3 3rd party subtitle plugin over built in free subtitling for Windows
by Sam Lee 10 months ago
I'd like to know if there's any reasonably cheap (<$200) 3rd party plug in for Premiere CC Windows I currently use the Sugar FX subtitle plugin. It's great but only available on OSX.
Re: Premiere Pro CC-CC2015.3 3rd party subtitle plugin over built in free subtitling for Windows
by Bouke Vahl 10 months ago
Hi Sam, Have a look at this: https: www.videotoolshed.com old fcp-reconnect And yes, I'm the developer, so I am biased. And no, it's not a plugin. It's a stand alone application. You need to get your
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