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Brian Mulligan

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I have been a broadcast editor for over 20 years. I have edited long form, short form, docs, features, promos, commercials…. you name it. I started editing tape-to-tape. Then as technology developed, I moved in to digital editing with disk reco... [more]
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Exporting 2k footage as Apple ProRes 422, 1080
by Nicole Otero 4 years ago
Hello! I just edited my first r3d sequence in CS6 and I've been having a lot of trouble getting my export right. I have 2k RED footage that I edited as 2k and then tried to scale down to 1080p. I want
Re: Exporting 2k footage as Apple ProRes 422, 1080
by Brian Mulligan 4 years ago
Hmmm. 2048x1152 is 16x9 ratio, so I'm not sure why you have the black bars in the 1080 frame at all. It should scale down perfectly. Brian Mulligan Senior Editor - Autodesk Smoke WTHR-TV Indianapolis,
GH4 noise! Noise at 200ISO, noise in plenty of light. Simply: noise. (footage example)
by Jim Tanner 4 years ago
I'll be the first to say I am learning. I am not a shooter. I am a VFX guy. I picked up a T2i a few months ago , went out and shot my *ss off and loved it. Never had any issues with noise or such. I g
Re: GH4 noise! Noise at 200ISO, noise in plenty of light. Simply: noise. (footage example)
by Brian Mulligan 4 years ago
Hard to compare $1700 to $5000 for features and performance. Brian Mulligan Senior Editor - Autodesk Smoke WTHR-TV Indianapolis,IN, USA Twitter: @bkmeditor
GH4 variable Frame Rate 96fps
by Lothar Wieland 4 years ago
If I record with the GH4 in variable frame rate @96fps Premeiere Pro or AE shows only 24fps .I'm not sure if I handle the gh4 setting right or is it an issue with handling variable framerates in editi
Re: GH4 variable Frame Rate 96fps
by Brian Mulligan 4 years ago
The QT is flagged as 24 and therefore plays in slomo by default. You can go in to PP or AE and interpret the footage on the clip to be 96fps and then it will play in real time. Brian Mulligan Senior E
Alex4D: Future Final Cut Pro X hidden in iMovie 10.0.3
by Walter Soyka 4 years ago
Alex has some guesses at new features for a future release of FCP X based on the current release of iMovie: http: alex4d.com notes item future-fcpx-hidden-in-imovie Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scienti
Re: Alex4D: Future Final Cut Pro X hidden in iMovie 10.0.3
by Brian Mulligan 4 years ago
Is imovie the Tail or the Dog Who's wagging who Brian Mulligan Senior Editor - Autodesk Smoke WTHR-TV Indianapolis,IN, USA Twitter: @bkmeditor
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Hi-End Pro's still hangin' on to 7...
by Lance Bachelder 4 years ago
Cool article and video: http: www.fastcocreate.com 3030427 how-to-create-a-potent-preview-from-dawn-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-trailer-editor Lance Bachelder Writer, Editor, Director Downtown Long Beac
Re: Hi-End Pro's still hangin' on to 7...
by Brian Mulligan 4 years ago
TImothy Auld " Shane Ross "I use the tool that completes the task best." And that is the trick, is it not Tim" With all of the GPU acceleration and import export workflow in modern NLE's - is FCP7 re
Signs of the times?
by Bill Davis 4 years ago
I want to make it clear I have no clue what the existence of this video means. I don't know if this is pure "video has been democratized" lets celebrate it - or whether it's a sign of the professional
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Re: Signs of the times?
by Brian Mulligan 4 years ago
And one more traditional from the same producer farm hand. http: youtu.be haLX0XIIoLk Brian Mulligan Senior Editor - Autodesk Smoke WTHR-TV Indianapolis,IN, USA Twitter: @bkmeditor
Time for an FCP X update?
by Steve Connor 5 years ago
I'll be interested to see if the next FCP X update arrives before the new Adobe updates. It's about time the FCP X developers dropped another big feature or two. Steve Connor Mellowing slowly
Re: Time for an FCP X update?
by Brian Mulligan 5 years ago
Count since list update clock for FCPX http: www.tickcounter.com countup 2014jan17 America+New_York 123000am Last%2520Final%2520Cut%2520Pro%2520X%2520Update Brian Mulligan Senior Editor - Autodesk Smo
Amazed at render mgmt - and a downside
by Bret Williams 5 years ago
This app never ceases to amaze me. I already knew that X was pretty amazing at render management. For example, if you render a section, then make a bunch of changes, but then decide to change even jus
Re: Amazed at render mgmt - and a downside
by Brian Mulligan 5 years ago
Autodesk Smoke also has great render management. Frame based rendering, change, undo back to rendered. Brian Mulligan Senior Editor - Autodesk Smoke WTHR-TV Indianapolis,IN, USA Twitter: @bkmeditor
CNN is going with Adobe CC & Adobe Anywhere
by Andrew Kimery 5 years ago
Sounds like CNN provided a lot of feedback to Adobe to get exactly what they were looking for. http: www.creativeplanetnetwork.com adobe adobe cnn-adopts-adobe-anywhere 65517 Last month, CNN announced
Re: CNN is going with Adobe CC & Adobe Anywhere
by Brian Mulligan 5 years ago
Apple s newer Final Cut X release did not have the capabilities we needed to execute a news-oriented workflow, Koetter explained, so we went through a rigorous process with Adobe to vet Premiere for
what are you hearing these days?
by Pam Picard 5 years ago
I just thought it might be interesting to do a checkpoint and see what people are hearing re: FCPX in the production world. I myself hear a mix, many people (especially longtime editors that I have wo
Re: what are you hearing these days?
by Brian Mulligan 5 years ago
Apparently.. Final Cut Pro is now Professional. See the twitter pic. https: twitter.com Jonny_Hallam status 438287909733801984 photo 1 Brian Mulligan Senior Editor - Autodesk Smoke WTHR-TV Indianapoli
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FCPX to Youtube Color Shift?!
by david james 5 years ago
Hi everyone, have been a long time lurker on this forum, lots of great info! My issue has to do with exporting clips out of fcpx as H.264 and uploading to youtube. There seems to be a slight shift in
Re: FCPX to Youtube Color Shift?!
by Brian Mulligan 5 years ago
I guess we are still living in the NTSC days even on the web. Never The Same Color. Brian Mulligan Senior Editor - Autodesk Smoke WTHR-TV Indianapolis,IN, USA Twitter: @bkmeditor
How much disc space for 1 hour AVCHD, 50i footage?
by Morten Slemdal 5 years ago
Yeh, thats it. S
Re: How much disc space for 1 hour AVCHD, 50i footage?
by Brian Mulligan 5 years ago
10 to 40 gigs depending on AVCHD data rates. Brian Mulligan Senior Editor - Autodesk Smoke WTHR-TV Indianapolis,IN, USA Twitter: @bkmeditor
AE and FCP X surprise
by Bret Williams 5 years ago
I thought FCP X wouldn't relink to anything that wasn't exactly perfectly the same - clip name, length, specs, etc I just rendered something out of AE and brought it into FCP X. Then I quit X, rerende
Re: AE and FCP X surprise
by Brian Mulligan 5 years ago
This works with lots of other file types to as explained here. http: www.premiumbeat.com blog dynamic-link-between-photoshop-and-final-cut-pro-x Brian Mulligan Senior Editor - Autodesk Smoke WTHR-TV I
Commercials letter boxing on local comcast spot
by Tim Johnson 6 years ago
I recently switched to a Sony FS700. I export from premiere and upload it to Comcast, per their specs. When the spot runs however, the commercials have been stretched and appear with black boxes above
Re: Commercials letter boxing on local comcast spot
by Brian Mulligan 6 years ago
a few things... Comcast requires that all HD spots be center cut safe. Your spot does not look like it is. Therefore, they may be downconverting it to SD Letterbox. Then it depends on the channel you
Seasons change as subject moves through scene
by Jake Gavin 6 years ago
http: vimeo.com 54035990 I've seen this effect in a couple of places and I was wondering how they produced the effect in the first three or four shots where the season changed with as the skier moved
Re: Seasons change as subject moves through scene
by Brian Mulligan 6 years ago
The shots are closely lined up.. but no perfect. there is enough change from green to snow that you don't notice the shifts. After that, it's just some nice masking. Brian Mulligan Senior Editor - Aut
Audio
by Derrick Robinson 6 years ago
I've been charged with training photographers at my station on FCP X. We do quick turn around news and I was looking for a simple way to adjust levels and panning in one swoop. Usually I will put my r
Re: Audio
by Brian Mulligan 6 years ago
I know why you are doing a ch 1&2 split... but WHY are you STILL doing a ch1 & 2 Split I assume this is for archiving and retrieval purposes. What are you archiving to and can you do a 4 channel mix 2
Pr Pro link to Ae issues-CS6
by nader subaih 6 years ago
Hi, I am attempting to replace clips in Pr Pro with composition in Ae. I am using CS6 and I am new to Ae. The issue that i am having and is that each clip in my video tracks in Pr becomes its own comp
Re: Pr Pro link to Ae issues-CS6
by Brian Mulligan 6 years ago
You are getting what you are supposed to. You won't get 2 layers in AE like in Premiere. Each clip is put on a separate layer, and then the timing of those clips are offset in the AE comp to match the
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Interlacing Problems, Final cut pro x, PLEASE ASSIST ME!!
by Michael Cowan 6 years ago
Hey guys, I guess I'm fairly new to the video editing game, but up until now i've been learning and having fun with it. before I get into the technicalities I'm using a macbook pro I bought in july 20
Re: Interlacing Problems, Final cut pro x, PLEASE ASSIST ME!!
by Brian Mulligan 6 years ago
Your camera only shoots interlaced... Video Format : HD: MPEG4-AVC H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format compatible; STD: MPEG2-PS Video Mode : HD FX: Approx. 24Mbps FH: Approx. 17Mbps HQ: Approx. 9Mbps LP: Approx.
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Burning an HD film onto DVD through Compressor 4
by Abed Loutfi 6 years ago
Hello everyone, Hope you're all doing well. I have just finished editing a 37 minute documentary shot in HD (1920x1080 25P) and wish to burn it onto DVDs to send it to festivals. I exported an H.264 f
Re: Burning an HD film onto DVD through Compressor 4
by Brian Mulligan 6 years ago
Did you export a 1080 QuickTime 5.2 gig Standard DVD requires 720x480. Mpeg2. (16x9 anamorphic). You 1080 file should be fines the DVD author should convert and burn as 480 mpeg. There is a difference
Problem with using source footage encoded in 1920i in FCP X without getting pixelation on export
by Michael Roper 6 years ago
I'm putting a demo reel together with footage from a variety of projects, including HD and SD footage, interlaced and non-interlaced. I'm combining everything into a 1280p sequence in FCP X, using squ
Re: Problem with using source footage encoded in 1920i in FCP X without getting pixelation on export
by Brian Mulligan 6 years ago
Can we please stop using 1280i 1280i implys 1280 pixels high. Regardless of standards, what you want is 720i. All formats are defined my their vertical resolution. 1080 or 720 or 480. Never is it 1920
Question about format when distributing a DVD to our high school's seniors
by Tim Wilde 6 years ago
What format aspect ratio rate would you recommend for FCPX's project settings when creating a DVD that will be given to all graduating seniors at our kid's HS (Largely middle to lower-income demograph
Re: Question about format when distributing a DVD to our high school's seniors
by Brian Mulligan 6 years ago
Unless you can burn a Blu-Ray, you can't make a DVD that's 1080HD. All "standard" non Blu-ray DVD's are SD 720x480. Now you do have your choice of 16x9 or 4x3. 16x9 will give you wide screen but the i
I'll just leave this here
by Daniel Frome 7 years ago
Today I received my first offer to edit a half-hour TV spot ...in Adobe Premiere. It's the first time it's happened to me and I thought it poignant to mark it down. I've done plenty of TV in FCP7 and
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Re: I'll just leave this here
by Brian Mulligan 7 years ago
Why does it HAVE to be edited on Premiere Brian Mulligan Senior Editor - Autodesk Smoke WTHR-TV Indianapolis,IN, USA Twitter: @bkmeditor
Need blacker than black
by Cliff Stephenson 7 years ago
Hey, so I'm delivering a clip and have been told that the black portions between my clips need to be at least -15mV (right now they were delivered at 0mV). I'm using the a black video clip generated i
Re: Need blacker than black
by Brian Mulligan 7 years ago
WOW! I haven't used super black since 1991. That's old skool. Brian Mulligan Senior Editor - Autodesk Smoke WTHR-TV Indianapolis,IN, USA Twitter: @bkmeditor
Film effect inspired by Californication intro wanted
by Taylor Williams 7 years ago
Good morning, I am looking for help getting the film effect used in the Californication intro: http: www.youtube.com watch v=jVa1RXyUyxw&sns=em It is also used in this wedding video in a way that I fi
Re: Film effect inspired by Californication intro wanted
by Brian Mulligan 7 years ago
They are known as light leaks. http: www.fcpeffects.com collections entire-catalogue products organic-light-leaks or Artbeats has some as well. Light Leaks are the new Lens Flares. Brian Mulligan Seni
Editing in FCP X for a Multi-Channel Video Installation
by Samuela Raasch 7 years ago
Hi-- I am a grad student. I would like to edit for 2 videos that will eventually be projected side by side in my thesis installation. I have both FCP 7 and FCP X on my machine (VERY NEW (within 24hour
Re: Editing in FCP X for a Multi-Channel Video Installation
by Brian Mulligan 7 years ago
FCPX can't make custom, nonstandard resolutions. If I am correct. Brian Mulligan Senior Editor - Autodesk Smoke WTHR-TV Indianapolis,IN, USA Twitter: @bkmeditor
Export Settings to for iPad playback
by John Frey 7 years ago
I just received a quick request from a client for a video, that we produced recently, that will playback on an iPad. We originally produced this at 1920 x 1080 29.97 and gave them both BluRay and DVD
Re: Export Settings to for iPad playback
by Brian Mulligan 7 years ago
You should be able to just export a standard h.264 which get wrapped as an .mp4. h.264 can go 1080 on an ipad, but 720p would be fine. not sure why you would need or want the 640 size. Brian Mulligan
How to speed up my workflow
by Olly Lawer 7 years ago
Hi, I am looking for some tips on speeding up my edits. I started my production company a couple of years ago and had some fantastic feedback on my work. I'm now full time (due to redundancy) and I am
Re: How to speed up my workflow
by Brian Mulligan 7 years ago
I work in broadcast, which has tight deadlines, so you learn to make decisions quickly. In that respect, I don't linger on specific edits, I find what works, cut it, and move to the next edit. I alway
Best 3D Motion Tracking Software?
by Isaiah Bugarin 7 years ago
I want to now what the best 3d motion tracking software is. I've used Boujou, but don't like it because it can never seem to get the axes right (x, y, z). Please tell me what you thin the best softwar
Re: Best 3D Motion Tracking Software?
by Brian Mulligan 7 years ago
PFtrack or PFmatchit or Syntheyes is good and simple. Brian Mulligan Senior Editor - Autodesk Smoke WTHR-TV Indianapolis,IN, USA Twitter: @bkmeditor
National TV spots: shot on film or video?
by Eric Jurgenson 7 years ago
I'm curious about what origination format the high budget national TV spots most commonly use To my eye (it's getting harder to tell), the majority of spots still appear to be shot on 35mm film. Has t
Re: National TV spots: shot on film or video?
by Brian Mulligan 7 years ago
I'll bet less and less on film. More RED. Everything shot at 24fps. Many movies were shot on RED. Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Pirates of the Carribean 4 The Social Network. http: camerarentalz.com sho
Apple / RED comparison
by D.J. Goller 7 years ago
I will preface the following remarks with this: I am as disappointed by FCPX as anyone and I wasted my 300 bucks too. However, I am surprised by a lot of the visceral anger going around here about App
Re: Apple / RED comparison
by Walter Soyka 7 years ago
The difference is simple. RED had no customers prior to RED ONE. Apple is the NLE market leader, with two million of users. RED introduced a brand new product where none existed before. Apple replaced
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SD DVD encoding
by Steve Cornell 7 years ago
Can anybody tell me why the burning software such as iDVD, Toast 10..etc is not using the ENTIRE space available when burning a SD DVD The file size for my video is 527MB, 1920x1080 with a bit rate of
Re: SD DVD encoding
by Brian Mulligan 7 years ago
SD DVD's are encoded with the mpeg2 format. The video is 720x480. It can be 4x3 or 16x9 (annamorphic). The bit rate is about 9 mb sec. SD DVD's as video is also measured in time not file size. You can
Importing AVCHD footage into Premiere Pro CS5 on a Mac
by Susan Johnson 7 years ago
I just purchased a Sony HXR-NX5U camera. I am connecting the camera to my MacBook Pro via a USB cord. I am on a Mac OS X with a 2.53 GHz processor with 4 GB of memory and 500 GB hard drive. Three ques
Re: Importing AVCHD footage into Premiere Pro CS5 on a Mac
by Brian Mulligan 7 years ago
Are you creating a AVCHD project sequence If so, you should see 2 option in the media browser in Premiere. It should say AVCHD or File. I normally don't see the clips as thumbnails... but you can doub
AVCHD & Premiere Pro CS5.5
by Eric Miller 7 years ago
Hi everyone. I'd like to ask a two-part question to the forum if I could please. First, we just bought a HD Hero camera that shoots .mp4 H.264 video(which I believe is AVCHD format ), from the specs I
Re: AVCHD & Premiere Pro CS5.5
by Brian Mulligan 7 years ago
I believe that all AVCHD is h.264, but not all h.264 is AVCHD.
I have invented a new way of making television - I think
by Richard Schiller 8 years ago
This might be something that everyone else has been doing for years but I have not found any reference to this technique anywhere and would be interested in people's comments. I was asked to record a
Re: I have invented a new way of making television - I think
by Brian Mulligan 8 years ago
Interesting workaround. But I'd have to see it to really make a call on of it really worked. In reality then, you would need a camera that is shooting like 8000 pixels for this to work in the real wor
Top 10 Dying industries...
by Bob Pierce 8 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 Brian Mulligan 8 years ago
This link has a bit more explanation.... http: www.ibisworld.com industry default.aspx indid=1247 Notice how they are defining Video production The Video Postproduction Services industry includes busi
The "art-less" news edit...?
by Chris Bové 8 years ago
http: www.youtube.com watch v=qpVTUdfcEMg&feature=player_embedded#at=26 Just funny. Good during a coffee and a render. Chris Bov AlwaysEditing.com A picture says 1000 words. Editors give them meaning.
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Re: The "art-less" news edit...?
by Mark Suszko 8 years ago
Yeah, he's got more of that kind of stuff, really spot-on. We've had that clip here before, buit it's nice to get a replay occasionally. This style of reportage' evolved over time to fit the demands o
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Brian Mulligan liked this 8 years ago
Struggles Of An Editor
by Marina Wahba 8 years ago
Dear Editors out there ... This thread might not be a specific question but it's more about Editing as a career. I finished my Film course a few months ago and I got a job as a freelance editor in a s
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Kai Cheong liked this 7 years ago
Re: Struggles Of An Editor
by Brian Mulligan 8 years ago
How do you manage your speed Experience and knowing your software inside and out. It is your main tool. How do you avoid distractions Sometimes distractions are good, but save them for when rendering
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Video recording heads question
by Jay Huubs 8 years ago
I am an entirely self taught shooter, editor, producer, and everythig else that goes along with producing videos. But my basic knowledge of how things work is limited, take for instance the issue of v
Re: Video recording heads question
by Brian Mulligan 8 years ago
So are you both shooting the same format MiniDV tapes can shoot SD or HD if the camera is shooting HDV. Or miniDV can shoot DVCPRO. And current LCD screens are designed for HD, so any and all SD usual
How to do this short video?
by Paul Wright 8 years ago
Does anyone recognize what effects or workflow was used to create this video I'm particularly interested in the large bulletin board look as well as the way the camera moves and shakes in different di
Re: How to do this short video?
by Brian Mulligan 8 years ago
Looks like an intern did it. :) Nothing special here, and the camera moves are a just OK. Could have been done in a variety of programs, but most likely it was After Effects.
Kona 3 Codecs install mac Intel
by Brian Mulligan 11 years ago
We have a mac (motarolla) with FCP and After Efx. Quicktimes ahve been rendered out using the v210 (uncompressed 10bit) codec. I would like to use these Qts on another Mac (intel). I have downloaded t
Re: Kona 3 Codecs install mac Intel
by Brian Mulligan 11 years ago
Well, I did install... I think. Whyen I doenload the v4 drivers on the MAC it does yell at em that there is a application. I hit continue and I am left with a folder that has a PDF and the 2 componet
HPX2000P - HD RECORDING
by Brian Mulligan 11 years ago
We have the HPX2000P Boradcast cameras and we are shooting DVCPRO-HD. I have been told some conflicting info, so I thought I'd ask here. If we shoot 1080i (1260x1080) is it a true 1080 resolution I ha
Re: HPX2000P - HD RECORDING
by Brian Mulligan 11 years ago
My spelling typing is as bad as your reading... add an extra '0' on the end. I need the HPX2000 not HVX200. I think I have my answer as the chip size is only 960x720. BKM
P2 HD resolution
by Brian Mulligan 11 years ago
It's my understanding that the P2 cameras shoot DVCPROHD but not full resolution. so 1080HD is 1260x1080 instead of 1920x1080 and 720HD is 960x720 instead of 1260x720. Is this animorphic style HD it's
Re: P2 HD resolution
by Brian Mulligan 11 years ago
So how does it magically go to proper HD playback And how do editors handle the video to make it "standard" HD rez BKM
P2 DVCPROHD editing/composite reencode
by Brian Mulligan 11 years ago
Let's assume you can edit on an editsystem that can handle DVCPROHD from the P2 cards. When you edit within a system... Edius or FCP, and you are done with your edit, and compositing, can you output y
Re: P2 DVCPROHD editing/composite reencode
by Dean Sensui 11 years ago
The work I've done with AE & FCP on DVCProHD material looks great at the end. If you have to do several encoding passes on a particular task then you need to re-evaluate your workflow. Perhaps find wa
Need Help Color Correcting Footage
by Eric Christians 12 years ago
Ok I have a dilemma and need the professional of the Cow Pasture for help and insight. We did a commercial shoot last week and everything appeared normal. Shot outside on a rather cool (35F) and overc
Re: Need Help Color Correcting Footage
by Brian Mulligan 12 years ago
What's even more surprising is why you didn't have a portable monitor in the field.
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