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Director, Editor, Colorist, Graphics Guy, Guitar Player
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FCPX produces color shift and gamut error on import
by Chad Smith 6 months ago
When I import and Avid MXF file into FCPX the result is a lowering of contrast and a shift in the red channel. It also produces an out of gamut error. If I take the same file and import it into Resolv
Re: FCPX produces color shift and gamut error on import
by Chad Smith 5 months ago
The AJA T-Tap out of FCPX 10.4 is displaying bars correctly now. So re installing FCPX 10.4 has fixed the problem with the AJA device. However the bars are still out of spec when using BMD UltraStudio
How are we all getting on with 10.4?
by Steve Connor 7 months ago
It certainly seems faster to me in day to day operations, I love the new CC controls, but I'm getting occasional crashes when I use them and I even had a kernel panic yesterday, something I haven't ha
Re: How are we all getting on with 10.4?
by Chad Smith 5 months ago
Does anyone else see issues when output via thunderbolt I O I have tested AJA T-Tap BMD UltraStudio Extreme 4k and UltraStudio Mini Monitor. Bars for instance look fine on the internal FCPX 10.4 scope
SD clip in 1080 Seq - Crop does not cut raised black level
by Chad Smith 2 years ago
Raised black level on SD clip in 1080 timeline. When using the crop tool in the edit page, the raised black level is not cropped out, however the image can be cropped. If output blanking is used that
horrible motion artifacting/interlacing
by scott petersen 2 years ago
I'm getting horrible motion artifacting interlacing in Resolve. I'm not seeing in my broadcast monitor in FCP7. Is there a setting that I'm missing I added a motion blur, but it's still there even whe
Re: horrible motion artifacting/interlacing
by Chad Smith 2 years ago
Working in R12.5.1 Studio with some DV footage that is part of a 1080i sequence. When I change the field dominance of the clip it has no change. Motion in the shot appears to have the fields reversed.
4K client monitor ?
by Chad Smith 2 years ago
Need to get a new big screen for client monitor etc and wondering if any of you are using 4K monitors for this Is the upscaling from 1080 decent Trying to future proof a bit, however at this point a b
Re: 4K client monitor ?
by Chad Smith 2 years ago
Thinking of pulling the trigger on a 55 810c. However that one does not have Triluminos. Do you use that feature Thinking that would not be REC 709
Laggy playback
by Gina Sarentino 3 years ago
Hey there, im using premiere pro cc and Davinci resolve. I export my videos out of resolve in uncompressed 10bit, but they have laggy playback im premiere, why is that Also I am on a Windows pc and I
Re: Laggy playback
by Chad Smith 2 years ago
You may want to check the speed of your media drives to see if they are fast enough to playback that file. You can use bmd drive test to check them
Ultrastudio mini monitor unusable in fcpx
by Steven Sanders 2 years ago
I'm not sure if this has been adressed in another topic, but here is my problem. I'm working on episodical drama in fcpx. For that I use prores HQ footage straight from an Alexa. This footage has been
Re: Ultrastudio mini monitor unusable in fcpx
by Chad Smith 2 years ago
Same issue here with fcpx. However did a job last week in PP and had NO playback issues using the same hardware. Love using X but there is nothing pro about this playback issue especially when working
Does UltraStudio Mini Monitor support VITC?
by Chad Smith 2 years ago
Running FCPX and R12 and would like to monitor VITC coming out HD-SDI. Doing a search in the Desktop Video documentation comes up with no results. Also don't see any mention of VITC for this unit on B
Software RAID vs Hardware RAID?
by Chad Smith 3 years ago
Coming from a hardware RAID system that was super solid for me. However it has aged out and now need a new RAID that is compatible with OS X 10.10 (thunderbolt) I have the option of using a LaCie 5Big
Re: Software RAID vs Hardware RAID?
by Chad Smith 3 years ago
Thanks David I will check out the G-Tech drives!
A thumbs up for OWC Thunderbay IV Raid 5 edition
by Mark Dobson 4 years ago
Just wanted to congratulate OWC on an excellent Raid 5 solution based around the softRAID 5 software. For someone like me with very little experience of working with Raids it has been an easy task to
Re: A thumbs up for OWC Thunderbay IV Raid 5 edition
by Chad Smith 3 years ago
Hi Mark - How are you finding the SoftRaid Is it working for you I am thinking of going this way but am coming from hardware raids and have had good luck with them. what kind of read speeds are you ge
relink
by len hugh 4 years ago
I have had to move some of my camera raw onto a different drive. I now have sequences where there are black shots i.e. the media that was moved. My workflow to fix it has been right click the shot in
Re: relink
by Chad Smith 4 years ago
Trying to bring back a RED project from archive. All the R3Ds are in their corresponding RDC folders within one folder called "on-line media". Using R11 if I navigate to an off line file and select ch
RAM preview audio sync changes when switching from half to full res
by Chad Smith 4 years ago
Using AE 2014 CC on OSX 10.9.4. Trying to sync moves in AE to music track. When I am working in half res so I can get faster RAM previews, the audio plays back 10 frames or so later than when I am in
Re: RAM preview audio sync changes when switching from half to full res
by Chad Smith 4 years ago
In the past (pre CS and 3-6) I was able to preview half res RAM previews in sync if I also adjusted the comp to be 50% in size. However it is not working with CC. Do you have any work arounds for bein
Audio Delay on QT Export MC8
by Chad Smith 4 years ago
Using MC 8 to export a 4 ch quicktime to native DNxHD 175 and when I play the file back in QT Player 10.2 on my Mac running OSX 10.8.5 I hear an audio delay that gets worse as I play down the show. Ho
R10 keeps crashing
by Chad Smith 4 years ago
Working on a job that is XDCAM 1080i. Runtime of the show now is 36 min and made up mostly of 4 long takes. Since R10 was crashing a lot I have transcoded the longer takes to ProRes. These files are n
Re: 10 keeps crashing
by Chad Smith 4 years ago
Glad to hear its not just me Joseph.
FCPX Multiclip question
by Chad Smith 5 years ago
Using Pluraleyes 3.3 I drag in ProRes footage from camera 1 and camera 2 and my audio mix. Sync everything up and send the XML to FCPX. Once in FCPX it I double click the multiclip it shows the clips
Re: FCPX Multiclip question
by Chad Smith 5 years ago
Got it working if I drag the multi clip into the timeline. Would not work cutting into the timeline for some reason.
What calibration tool for Dreamcolor?
by Neil Redman 5 years ago
Hi, there appear to be two different calibration tools for the HP Dreamcolor: http: www.microage.ca Product Default.aspx SearchSubmitted=True&ManufacturerName=Hewlett-Packard&ManufacturerID=270&SortBy
Re: What calibration tool for Dreamcolor?
by Chad Smith 5 years ago
Hi Neil I have the one listed for $299 and it works great. Looks like that one is back ordered. Perhaps the other one is a updated version as that is on the HP site You may have better luck downloadin
Modify TC Greyed Out
by Chad Smith 5 years ago
Want to modify timecode on a number of clips in PP 6.0.5 However when I select the clip in the project pane the selection to modify the TC is greyed out. Went out to the finder and made sure all the c
Re: Modify TC Greyed Out
by Chad Smith 5 years ago
Thanks for the reply Kevin. I am new to PP. How can I find out if the 5D files had timecode All the clips come in with start times of 00:00:00:00 so perhaps not. Used to doing this in FCP7.
Transition on Blu-Ray not working properly
by Chad Smith 5 years ago
Using Encore CS6 on a mac, to make a blu-ray disk. Built a simple transition in AE to go from menu page to the film. Got it working fine in Encore running in simulation mode, however after I burn the
Re: Transition on Blu-Ray not working properly
by Chad Smith 5 years ago
Danny, thanks so much for the info. Man this gets complex quick. Gotta love the COW :) !!
FCP 7 dropping frames and I think I've tried almost everything
by Paul Harrill 6 years ago
Hi all - I'm getting dropped frame warnings -- including those dreaded red-letter "Slow Disk" warnings" -- in Final Cut, and I've never had this happen before. I've been troubleshooting for the last 2
Re: FCP 7 dropping frames and I think I've tried almost everything
by Chad Smith 6 years ago
Hey Paul - Did you ever get this sorted I am also getting dropped frames. Working on a project that was shot on RED. Got the job when it was halfway done, started by another editor. All clips were bro
How to build a new drive for Mountain Lion?
by Chad Smith 6 years ago
So thinking I need to update my system to Mountain Lion. My system drive is about 3 years old now so I would like to build a new system drive. Does Mountain Lion have a migration assistant that will l
Converting Countryman B6 TA4F connector to 3.5mm ?
by Chad Smith 6 years ago
Got two B6's from a buddy who was using them with Shure wireless. I am using G3s. So wanted to change them over to 3.5mm. Looking at the TA4F connector the B6 has two leads coming out (white and groun
Re: Converting Countryman B6 TA4F connector to 3.5mm ?
by Chad Smith 6 years ago
Great thanks Brian!!
Change the UI text size?
by craig Jurkoic 6 years ago
I'm brand new to Premiere 5.5 (long time FCP user) The text in the UI is super small. Is there anyway to make it larger within Premiere In Final Cut we could change the UI text size (small med large).
Re: Change the UI text size?
by Chad Smith 6 years ago
OK I will take that as a sign to request this feature! Maybe they can squeeze it into CS7 for us grey hairs :) I will change the resolution of my bin monitor in the meantime.
Dreamcolor Calibration
by Bjarki Gudjonsson 8 years ago
Hi guys. I've had a DreamColor and HDP2 set up for a couple of months now and they work very well. However I just received my HP DreamColor Calibration Kit. Having upgraded my monitor's firmware from
Re: Dreamcolor Calibration
by Chad Smith 6 years ago
Yes I have the HDP2 set to 444 RGB, Deep Color is ON RGB Range = SMPTE Scale = 1:1 SD Format = Normal Standard = Native Frame Rate = 23.98 or change to current project setting HDMI DVI = HDMI If I swi
moviefiles: Canon 60D, audio: Canon XH-A1, HDV 50i, how to mix in FCP?
by Sara Blom 6 years ago
Hello, I would like to know what I have to do to make moviefiles shot with a Canon 60D and audiofiles shot with a Canon XH-A1 (HDV50i) compatible for working in the same project in Final Cut. First I
Re: moviefiles: Canon 60D, audio: Canon XH-A1, HDV 50i, how to mix in FCP?
by Chad Smith 6 years ago
you will be able to tell what type of file the audio is once it is in FCP. just look under the audio heading in the bin. Also the file name can be a dead giveaway. .mp3 aif wav etc will tell you. Chee
Trying to change frame size
by David Smith 6 years ago
Hello Everyone, This is my first posting, so bare with me if I lack posting etiquette. With that being said, I just finished editing a project in FCP, the footage was shot with a 7D. I just realized m
Re: Trying to change frame size
by Chad Smith 6 years ago
Hey David You will need to go into easy setup in FCP and select 1080p 23.98 assuming that is what you shot. Then make a new sequence, this should now be a 1080 sequence. You can check this by right cl
best drives for RAID 5 config and FCP?
by Michael Williams 6 years ago
I didn't see a forum on the cow dedicated to video storage, so I hope this forum is OK. I currently have a Promax SATA enclosure with drives in a RAID 0 configuration and I want to buy new drives and
Re: best drives for RAID 5 config and FCP?
by Chad Smith 6 years ago
Hey Mike I have been running Hitachi 1TB drives in my 8 bay RAID 5 setup for a few years now and have had good luck with them. Running it with an Atto R380 card and get about 475 megs a sec according
Error Out Of System Memory... can't even import one clip
by Gaelen Smith 6 years ago
I've read many posts on this and none of them seem to offer a solution that works for me. I can't even start a sequence without getting the message. I'm running a 27" imac with a 3.4GHz intel core i7
Re: Error Out Of System Memory... can't even import one clip
by Chad Smith 6 years ago
Regardless of what they say, FCP does not play nice with Mpeg files. What I would do is use compressor to transcode your mp4 files to prores. Then bring the new prores files into FCP for cutting etc.
Codec Column in Bin View ?
by Chad Smith 7 years ago
New to PP and trying to figure out how I can see what Codec a clip is in the bin. Then have the Codec be a column in the bin so I can sort clips by Codec. Can't seem to find this in the manual. Thx
Re: Codec Column in Bin View ?
by Chad Smith 7 years ago
Hi Ann- Is there any way to see what codec a clip is inside PP or would I have to open the clip in quicktime and look in the info window of the clip Thx
MTS Files only play a few frames
by Chad Smith 7 years ago
Downloaded Xuggle and working with the standard version 9.0.3 When I try and play an MTS file from my GH2 it only plays a few frames of the clip and will not let me scrub the clip at all. If I keep hi
Re: MTS Files only play a few frames
by Chad Smith 7 years ago
Jon Thanks for the steer on Clip Wrap. Another piece of software I can't live with out! Works like a charm.
CatDV and RED Footage
by Ryan Robbins 7 years ago
Hello, I have been looking into using catDV for cataloging rED footage. CatDV has posted on their site (http: www.squarebox.co.uk faq157.html) that it supports RED footage with REDCODE installed. Howe
Re: CatDV and RED Footage
by Chad Smith 7 years ago
That worked. Thanks Rolf ! I can see the red files now!
GH2 card file structure for FCP L&T
by Chad Smith 7 years ago
So like many of us I am thinking of getting a GH2. Looking around on the web and getting some native mts files downloaded. I would like to bring these native files into FCP 7 and see how they look. Ho
Re: GH2 card file structure for FCP L&T
by Chad Smith 7 years ago
Peter - Thanks much that did the trick!
HD Extreme HDMI out 5 frames late
by Chad Smith 8 years ago
Finally got an HD monitor and hooked it up to the HDMI out of the HD Extreme card Running FCP 7.0.3 OSX 10.6.4 and Decklink 7.9 When I play out of Final Cut I am getting a 5 frame delay out of the LCD
R380 RAID Degraded
by Chad Smith 8 years ago
I was seeing that one of my drives in the RAID was not lighting up. So I launched ATTO Config Tool 3.32 and under the RAID tab it tells me that my RAID is running degraded. It is saying that drive 5 i
Re: R380 RAID Degraded
by Chad Smith 8 years ago
Hey Bob - Thanks for replying. After a bit of a brain fart I used the help in Atto Config tool and did a rebuild after I put the replacement drive in. It all seems good now. No more degraded status. I
Segmented files not coming in propery with Log and Transfer
by Chad Smith 8 years ago
Using the latest FC Studio plug in from RED. FCP7 Trying to bring if footage and finding that some files come in fine and other files do not transcode all the way. ie it seems that L&T chokes when it
Re: Segmented files not coming in propery with Log and Transfer
by Chad Smith 8 years ago
Seems like I had a little ghost in the machine. I pulled all the RAM today and put it back in after running the hardware test on all ram. Now L&T brought in the last days footage without hick ups. Tha
2240 X 960 Monitoring?
by Chad Smith 8 years ago
Starting to work on a project shot with RED @ 4.5K After I ingest into FCP the files become 2240 X 960. Is there any way to view this on an external monitor with HD Extreme 3 card Short of nesting the
HD Extreme not found on system
by Chad Smith 8 years ago
For some reason my HD extreme card is not being found by my Mac. If I go in to system profiler and look at the PCI Cards I can see the Atto and the nVidia but now for some reason my system does not se
Re: HD Extreme not found on system
by Chad Smith 8 years ago
John - That worked a treat! Thanks for posting.
Atto R380 & PCI Fan noise
by Chad Smith 8 years ago
Just updated my Atto R380 to the latest driver. Flashed the card with the latest firmware and downloaded the latest Atto config tool. Running the card in an early 2009 8 Core Mac Pro. (OSX 10.6.4) Now
Re: Atto R380 & PCI Fan noise
by Chad Smith 8 years ago
THANK YOU HELMUT!!!! I owe you a beer! Yeah that worked like a charm. I could not find the file user sbin fan-controllerd so just trashing the plist worked. THis is great! Now the PCI fan is back down
h264 workflow
by Chad Smith 8 years ago
Working on a doc that is being shot on a Canon 7D. Downloaded the demo, I put markers in the h264 file and put other notes in etc. I then export as ProRes. Once in FCP I do not see any of my markers o
Re: h264 workflow
by Chad Smith 8 years ago
Thanks Rolf that worked !
hdmi 1.4 compatibility
by Arnie Schlissel 8 years ago
I'm just wondering if current Intensity and HDMI equipped Decklink cards will be upgradable to HDMI 1.4 Through a driver or firmware update, perhaps Arnie Post production is not an afterthought! http:
Re: hdmi 1.4 compatibility
by Chad Smith 8 years ago
That would be GREAT to have HDMI 1.4 compatibility! I hope that can be a firmware upgrade.
Knoll Flare Obscuration layer not working
by Chad Smith 8 years ago
I had this problem before with a zax shape and was able to get around that by rendering out the alpha channel of the zax shape and told KLF to look at the alpha mov. Now I am trying to use an obscurat
Re: Knoll Flare Obscuration layer not working
by Michael Szalapski 8 years ago
I'm sorry. Due to the floods here in Tennessee I haven't been on the forums lately. Have you solved your problem If not, have you tried precomposing - The Great Szalam (The 'Great' stands for 'Not So
EDL Manager issue
by Chad Smith 8 years ago
Using EDL Manager 11.1 with Xpress Pro 4.5 on PC. When I try and make an edl of the current sequence in the avid, EDL Manger tells me that it does not support compressed audio files. However there are
Re: EDL Manager issue
by Chad Smith 8 years ago
OK so it looks from my notes that one error I got was "compressed_audio_formats_not_supported" and then I got another one "Domain_Copyout_Failed" However after reading Job's response maybe I should gi
Capture issue in Express Pro 4.5 XP
by Chad Smith 8 years ago
Trying to help a friend recapture his project. Capturing via firewire. The issue is the avid is not finding a good preroll point. There is no timecode breaks on the tape. It will search and get about
ProAnimator 4.5.1 in AE CS3 running 10.6
by Chad Smith 8 years ago
So I am back into a project that I have not worked on in awhile. Now I am running 10.6.2 in CS3 AE and I find when I try and edit in proanimator through ae it takes awhile to load and then does not dr
Re: ProAnimator 4.5.1 in AE CS3 running 10.6
by Chad Smith 8 years ago
Thanks Edward, That worked a treat!
720p 23.98 playback to sdi monitor?
by Chad Smith 8 years ago
Trying to get my Decklink HD Extreme 3 card to output to my SD monitor. The project was shot in XDCAM EX 23.98 720p Does this BMD card support this senario If I select the Easy Set up in FCP the video
Re: 720p 23.98 playback to sdi monitor?
by Kristian Lam 8 years ago
Hi Chad, Try using the 720p59.94 8-bit output and see what happens. 720p SDI runs at 720p50 or 720p59.94. regards Kristian Lam Blackmagic Design
CS3 License Help HD Crash
by Chad Smith 9 years ago
So my G5 bit the dust awhile back. I had CS3 Production Premium on that machine. Then I got a new machine. Put CS3 on the Mac Pro. Runs fine. Then I got an iMac and wanted to put CS3 on that as well.
Re: CS3 License Help HD Crash
by Chad Smith 9 years ago
Thanks Todd - I logged onto the Adobe site and was trying to find info about my issue. Then a live chat was invoked and I was able to chat with a tech who solved my issue in about 2 min. FANTASTIC! A
Deck Link Extreme 3 + Logic Pro
by Chad Smith 9 years ago
For some reason when I run Logic Pro 7.2 audio stops coming out of the BMD card. If I try and play something in Quicktime I do not get sound either with the analog XLR out or the "AES" out from the BN
Re: Deck Link Extreme 3 + Logic Pro
by Chad Smith 9 years ago
So I found a way to get audio out of Logic 7 and 9 when using the BMD card. Once in Logic I load up a video clip with audio and tell logic that I want to use the BMD card for audio out put. Then delet
Knoll Light Factory Obscuration Layer + Zaxwerks
by Chad Smith 9 years ago
For some reason I cannot seem to get KLF to do the obscuration with my Invigorator shape. It will work with text layers however. I can see that the Invigorator shape in generating an alpha channel. I
Re: Knoll Light Factory Obscuration Layer + Zaxwerks
by Chad Smith 9 years ago
Thanks for the reply Justin. I tried pre composing and the Zax shape no longer follows the camera in the same way. What I ended up doing was to render out the Zax shape by itself with alpha and re imp
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