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Avid Errors and MacDrive
by Chip Hess 4 months ago
I have been using MacDrive for years, to access Mac formatted discs on the PC at work. I use a Mac at home, so this has facilitated an easy back and forth on multiple drives. On occasion, I'd get the
Re: Avid Errors and MacDrive
by Glenn Sakatch 3 months ago
Win 7 or 10 Mac drive 9 or 10 I have win 10 and Mac drive 10 pro running with no issues, although I think I'm still on 2018.3 or so. Glenn
AME Not Recognizing Video in QT Ref
by Chip Hess 6 months 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 Chip Hess 6 months ago
I suspected that might be it. Does this mean all reference files are dead In other words, can a reference file be made using another codec This is really going to slow down the workflow...ouch!
Mosaic Build Suggestions
by Chip Hess 7 months ago
Looking to create an animation which 'builds' an image. Many photos flying in to form one large photo. End result will look like a mosaic, but I need to animate the individual pieces photos flying in
Re: Mosaic Build Suggestions
by Chip Hess 7 months ago
Found the perfect one, thx!
Keyframe Issue
by Chip Hess 11 months ago
I am using PP CC 2015.3 to match the setup at work. When animating stills last night, I encountered a mystifying "drift". The stills would continue to move a bit past the end point set in the panel. I
Re: Keyframe Issue
by Todd Perchert 11 months ago
You'll need to right-click your keyframe and set it to linear. It's probably set to bezier. TC
AVCHD - Convert or Not?
by Chip Hess 1 year ago
Having some issues with stuttering playback. Longer the project is open - it gets weird here - the better the playback is. I have imported from Media Browser, sequence settings match the footage. I am
Re: AVCHD - Convert or Not?
by Chip Hess 1 year ago
Good point. I think I solved the issue, the media drive was pretty full. Moved things around and am getting much better response. Lats question, one I have never encountered. When I import the individ
DVD-R Playback: Standalone vs. Computer
by Chip Hess 1 year ago
I burned an autoplay DVD at home. My system is an iMac with an external M-Disc burner from LG. I took a QT ref file from Avid, imported into Sorenson Squeeze and burned it. Taking the disc into work,
Re: DVD-R Playback: Standalone vs. Computer
by Chip Hess 1 year ago
Yes, we have done that. The confounding thing is that the same VIDEO_TS folder burned using a different burner seems to work! The boss just tested that yesterday. Same Verbatim media, same folder. Jus
Still need to render reverse motion? Wow. It’s 2018 folks!!!
by Joshua Pearson 1 year ago
Jeez, when will Avid fix this simple, petty, yet super annoying feature . I mean, my god, it s the 21st century! So many other Avid FX filters are real time! How is it possible that this is STILL not
Re: Still need to render reverse motion? Wow. It’s 2018 folks!!!
by Michael Phillips 1 year ago
I believe one of the more recent versions of MC enabled real-time reverse playback. Check the release notes for the last few and see. Michael
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Composite Modes in Avid/Boris Red
by Chip Hess 2 years ago
I need to use the blending transfer modes available in Boris Red. PNG logo up top, video underneath. When I select the graphic and select the right composite mode, it of course affects the whole layer
Re: Composite Modes in Avid/Boris Red
by Chip Hess 2 years ago
Turns out to be a menu item, Add Media Image. Then I applied comp mode to that, affecting only the graphic. Never used Red for compositing before!
Font Folder for AI CS6...?
by Chip Hess 2 years ago
I have an OTF font that will not show up in Illustrator. I thought I had dropped into the various Font folders on my iMac. Is there some voodoo with OTF fonts on Mac OSX I have run into this issue wit
Font Folder for AI CS6
by Chip Hess 2 years ago
I have an OTF that will not show up in Illustrator. I thought I had dropped into the various Font folders on my iMac. Is there some voodoo with OTF fonts on Mac OSX Thanks in advance for any advice, I
Render Time vs. Editing and Billing
by Chip Hess 2 years ago
How does everyone here deal with time spent rendering It's not part of the creative process really, but does eat up computer time. Do you set an hourly rate which reflects a percentage of what you cha
Re: Render Time vs. Editing and Billing
by Chris Wright 2 years ago
it depends on your client base. if you have a whole bunch of small clients who can't afford to be nickel and dimed or a few big clients who can. it goes back to the old argument, per job or per hour.
Maximizing Render Times
by Chip Hess 2 years ago
I just rendered a 9 minute clip that took several hours. It is one long green screen take, keyed with Keylight.. Background is a PNG., with a vignette and slight Gaussian blur. One title layer overlay
Consolidating and Transcodes
by Chip Hess 2 years ago
Here is one that threw us. I was working on a sequence here all clips are AMA linked. They all reside on the same drive. I then brought in some material from a previous project, sourced from another d
Re: Consolidating and Transcodes
by Glenn Sakatch 2 years ago
A lot of people assume consolidating media will simply copy everything over to the drive of their choosing (putting it into an Avid MediaFiles folder structure. Depending on the source media, Avid wil
Native Frame Rate Display
by Chip Hess 2 years ago
I just started an edit with some BRoll shot 4K ProRes 422 HQ, 23.98 fps. Bringing it into 1080i 59.94 timeline it plays back S L O W LY. Plays same way in Quicktime AND after transcode in Avid. We sus
Re: Native Frame Rate Display
by Chip Hess 2 years ago
I think that's the case, Michael. MediaInfo is showing same fps., so we are not seeing source rate. Thanks!
How to re create deleted mxf files from the original footage?
by Togan Gokbakar 5 years ago
I have a very large project consisting of 100 hours of 2K prores444 footage. So ,we created mxf proxies for the edit. After we finalise the edit for project I deleted the mxf files from the disk to cr
Re: How to re create deleted mxf files from the original footage?
by Chip Hess 2 years ago
This is tremendously helpful, I knew there was a way! Thanks very much for the info, all.
Recreating the Media
by Chip Hess 2 years ago
So, my regular workflow is linking via AMA, cutting the sequence and transcoding. Eventually, the Avid media gets deleted when space constraints hit the wall. Still have original camera media and proj
Re: Recreating the Media
by Glenn Sakatch 2 years ago
If you still have the ama clips, plug in the drive and (hopefully) they should come back online. If not you need to re-ama everything first. Then re-transcode everything. Then relink your sequence to
Editing "Rate Cards"
by Chip Hess 3 years ago
I have worked for years straight hourly. Lately I have been asked for my "rate card" and need guidance on how to set this up. Does "day rate" simply mean multiplying my hourly by ten Or is there some
Re: Editing "Rate Cards"
by Chip Hess 3 years ago
Thanks for the responses. BTW this was a gig I had already gotten, so the request for a formalized rate card was odd. Per Mark's reply, they may indeed have been looking for a discount. Which they got
External Previews
by Chip Hess 3 years ago
I cannot get a decent image out of CC 2015.3. Using T-Tap on iMac, into 1080 monitor. Maxed 32GB RAM on iMac, with 4GB video memory. Processor is a 3.4 GHz Intel Core i5. While no pro monitor, I can g
Squeeze 8 on Mac 10.10.5
by Chip Hess 3 years ago
I am currently running Squeeze 8 on 10.9.5. Looking at upgrading my OS to accommodate new Adobe CC 2017. Anybody know if 8 will still run if I do so Sorenson is not calling me back yet with this info.
Avid Shortcut in Premiere?
by Chip Hess 3 years ago
In Avid you can mark a section of a sequence in the timeline, hit option clipboard and load it into Source. Is there a corresponding command in Premiere All I have accomplished is loading the whole cl
Re: Avid Shortcut in Premiere?
by Tero Ahlfors 3 years ago
The match frame commands opens the selected clip in the source monitor with the used in and out points in place.
Error During Render
by Chip Hess 3 years ago
Attached screenshot shows an odd error which deploys during render. I tried deleting previous renders and it still shows up. Ideas
Re: Error During Render
by Chip Hess 3 years ago
Fixed, apparently. Traced the issue to a transition render. Deleted and added again. I thought render files might be corrupt, cleared those also. Thanks for asking, the screen message was a new one on
Version Compatibility
by Chip Hess 3 years ago
I had both my home and work systems on 8.6.3. We had to roll back the PC at work to 8.5.3 due to some stability and plug in issues. Worked with Avid tech support quite a bit to solve the issues, all g
Re: Version Compatibility
by Shane Ross 3 years ago
Chip Hess "Question is, will I now have issues taking work back and forth, between two different versions " Nope. Not one problem between those versions. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little F
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Error =???
by Chip Hess 3 years ago
MC 8.4.2 Mac OS 10.9.5 iMac 27" 32GB RAM Working with 1080p H264 29.97 material I AMA link and transcode to DNX145 I have gotten the same format material on this project previously, all was fine. Last
Re: Error =???
by John Pale 3 years ago
Since you apparently have Adobe Creative Suite...then use Adobe Media Encoder to transcode to DNX HD MXF OP1a. Then, back in Avid, manually select the MXF AMA plugin and CONSOLIDATE (not transcode). A
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Avid Upgrades and the Mac OS
by Chip Hess 3 years ago
I am currently running MC 8.4.2, both home and work systems. Windows 7 Pro PC at work, iMac OSX 10.9.5 at home. I am looking at doing a simultaneous MC upgrade. Any thoughts on recent versions and var
Re: Avid Upgrades and the Mac OS
by Shane Ross 3 years ago
I run 8.5.3 on my laptop...that runs OS 10.9.5. Solidly. And then I share this license with my MacPro, running 10.10.5 and have no issues. We are running 10.10.5 at work, and MC 8.6.0, and no issues.
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Chip Hess liked this 3 years ago
Folder Greyed Out in Finder
by Chip Hess 3 years ago
I have a 1TB drive I have been using on an editing project. Today I went to add some material to a footage folder, which has suddenly been greyed out, and am unable to open. I ran Disk Utility and dri
Re: Folder Greyed Out in Finder
by Chip Hess 3 years ago
Yup. Apparently the creation date on original had gotten changed to 1984(!), and creating a new folder of course reflected the more current date. Don't quite get it, but that is what my research onlin
4D LITE in AE
by Chip Hess 3 years ago
I asked this question indirectly here and on the 4D forum, but so far no replies - "Can 4D just be used to create extruded text shapes, then animated in After Effects Or must moves also be done within
Re: 4D LITE in AE
by Chip Hess 3 years ago
Finally a straight answer! Many thanks.
4D Lite in After Effects
by Chip Hess 3 years ago
Can 4D just be used to create extruded text shapes, then animated in After Effects Or must moves also be done within the C4D program
RAM Usage During Render
by Chip Hess 3 years ago
Last night I did what I thought was a pretty simple render which uses 3D extruded text. The clip is only about 10 seconds, 720 23.98 fps. It took almost 5 hours. iMac 27", 32GB RAM. OSX 10.9.5, AE CC
Re: AM Usage During Render
by Chip Hess 3 years ago
Dave, If that was directed at me, it is AE CC 13.7.2
Avid and QT
by Chip Hess 3 years ago
Can Avid run without Quicktime We are on a PC Avid system at work, and apparently Apple is advising uninstalling QT on Windows machines. Newly discovered security issues. Of course I advised holding o
Re: Avid and QT
by Pat Horridge 3 years ago
You don't need QT to run MC. Without QT you lose QT impot and export options. There are suggestions online to reduce the risk QT presents. https: www.linkedin.com pulse rip-quicktime-pat-horridge No o
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Avid Ref FIles Crashing AE CC 2015
by Chip Hess 3 years ago
I created some reference files in Avid MC 8 at home on my iMac. When I bring the project to work, I am unable to reconnect the files. Previously imported ref files show as missing, although I am on sa
Re: Avid Ref FIles Crashing AE CC 2015
by Chip Hess 3 years ago
I know Dave, that's me! I usually cross-post to speed up replies, sometimes one gets nada. My God, you are everywhere ;-)
AJA T Tap and iMac Audio
by Chip Hess 4 years ago
Just got one for my iMac. It is working,but I have lost my audio output from iMac, it now follows the HDMI signal to the monitor. This is a consumer Samsung and consequently not the best sound. I need
Cloud Storage Options for Professional Video?
by Chip Hess 4 years ago
We are struggling with local storage on hard drives at work, 1TB fills up rather rapidly with HD. We have ruled out LTO tape systems until next year's budget. Although I have my reservations, my super
Re: Cloud Storage Options for Professional Video?
by Jeanie James 4 years ago
I recommend taking a hybrid approach where you have local storage and offsite replication for disaster recovery purposes. Data should be kept in a minimum of two places. Please take a look at the WD D
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Hard Drive Repairs USB/FW
by Chip Hess 6 years ago
This is a real conundrum. I have a late 2009 iMac, and use 2 external FW drives and a portable USB. I work in Avid and After Effects. Whenever I use all three drives simultaneously, my Mac starts acti
Upgrade: from Snow Leopard to Lion or Mountain Lion ...?
by Chip Hess 6 years ago
Snow Leopard has been my fav OS, but it seems some pro applications are moving beyond. Not ready to try Mavericks yet, due to lack of Avid support. Adobe CC requires later than 10.8.6 for some newer v
Re: Upgrade: from Snow Leopard to Lion or Mountain Lion ...?
by Chip Hess 6 years ago
Sounds like Mountain Lion may be the way to go, then. Thanks very much for all the responses!
Font Locale on Mac
by Chip Hess 6 years ago
I have fonts in a number of places, can anyone tell me the proper 'system' font folder location I need all apps to recognize the same set. Each of my libraries has font folders and I'd like to collate
Mixed Rez on Editing Reels
by Chip Hess 6 years ago
I have a lot of both SD material and HD. How do you all deal with this Separate reels Uprez the SD Letter Windowbox the SD in a HD frame Thoughts, anyone
Re: Mixed Rez on Editing Reels
by Shane Ross 6 years ago
Being Native American, "mixed rez" has a different meaning to me. But as an editor...I know what you mean. Just put a picture in my head. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
Capture Freeze
by Chip Hess 7 years ago
Ingesting 3 DV tapes. No limit on capture time file size. FCP freezes towards end of each and must Force Quit. Capture window will not close, get warning sound when hitting Escape to end capture. So n
Calculating Compression Render Times
by Chip Hess 7 years ago
I have been asked to bid on a huge compression project, for DL DVD. I can estimate file sizes using the various bitrate calculators. But does anyone know how one might estimate how many hours such a t
Re: Calculating Compression Render Times
by Chip Hess 7 years ago
mpeg2 SD-DVD Dual Layer
FCP 4 to 7
by Chip Hess 7 years ago
I have some old project files created on a very old G4 by the previous team. I am unable to open these on my iMac running Snow Leopard. Might this be a PPC vs. Intel issue How might I export and conve
Re: FCP 4 to 7
by Chip Hess 7 years ago
The extension did it, thanks so much! Sometimes the simplest things ...
Rentals in GA
by Chip Hess 7 years ago
I will be flying into Atlanta soon for a couple of days' shooting in Macon. I am bringing the client's cam but will need to rent a simple light kit for a sit down interview. Any vendor suggestions We'
Re: Rentals in GA
by Chip Hess 7 years ago
Thx Chris, I found them via Google. Although I thought Atlanta would have more options - at least via a Google search.
Voice Isolation
by Chip Hess 7 years ago
So I have a client giving me video with music married to the voice track. Raw footage is allegedly unavailable. We need to recut, but that of course will cause horrible jumps in the music. Is there so
Re: Voice Isolation
by Chip Hess 7 years ago
Dave, you got that right! We have already put out feelers... Mysterious, indeed ;-)
Voice Isolation
by Chip Hess 7 years ago
So I have a client giving me video with music married to the voice track. Raw footage is allegedly unavailable. We need to recut, but that of course will cause horrible jumps in the music. Is there so
Re: Voice Isolation
by Ty Ford 7 years ago
Hello Chip and welcome to the Cow Audio Forum. Voice removal (as in sung vocals) from a mixed music track was sometimes possible depending on how many effects were put on the vocal and how it was pann
7 on new OS
by Chip Hess 8 years ago
Word is FCP7 will not run on Mountain Lion. I am starting to wonder about this OS. Can anyone confirm this to be true
Re: 7 on new OS
by Shane Ross 8 years ago
Since it hasn't been released yet, how can we confirm Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
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Missing Log and Transfer Clip Viewer
by Chip Hess 8 years ago
Here's a good one. This morning I clicked SOMETHING I should not have, and the clip viewer in the Log and Transfer window is now gone. I'll de doggone if I can find how to restore it. The window now j
HD to SD DVD
by Chip Hess 8 years ago
I shot a project using the client's Pana AVCHD camera, 1080 60i. However, they want it delivered SD on DVD's. Shooting SD was not an option. My timeline is set to 720 and am Logging and Transferring u
Re: HD to SD DVD
by Chip Hess 8 years ago
Hello All - I am having intermittent playback issues, play head starts stuttering after working awhile. This is true in a 1080 timeline. I tried a 720 and was having same issues. I am on a quad 2.66 i
New Comp from Timeline
by Chip Hess 8 years ago
I have a project I purchased online. I need to create a new, simplified comp from an absurdly complicated timeline, which includes many elements I just don't need. I want to create a comp from a porti
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Re: New Comp from Timeline
by Stefan Hinze 8 years ago
hey, in the projekt window, select the comp, CMD+D to dublicate it, oben it, delete all the stuff you don t need, set timeline duration as needed, then klick on COMPOSITION in the menu, set comp to wo
True Grit - two thumbs up to the Coen Bros.
by David Roth Weiss 9 years ago
I saw True Grit last week at the Director's Guild, and along with many editors from the Editor's Guild who were watching, I was very pleasantly fulfilled. Jeff Bridges is stellar. The little girl at t
Re: True Grit - two thumbs up to the Coen Bros.
by Chip Hess 9 years ago
I look forward to reading about the post and edit process! The film is drop-dead gorgeous to look at. Very interesting color choices. Oscar nominations will abound.
Final Cut Pro Editor
by Sean Chamanara 10 years ago
Commercial production company looking for freelance editor with a fresh and creative eye for various projects.
Re: Final Cut Pro Editor
by Chip Hess 10 years ago
Dear Sean; Here is the link to my current reel - http: www.cfh3.com demo OnlineDemo_5-11-09.wmv I just finished some work for the History Channel and wonder where you might be located Please contact m
Cancellation/Hold Fees
by Chip Hess 12 years ago
How do others handle the concept of being 'on hold' And what is the common procedure when a booking gets cancelled Sometimes at the expense of other possibilities, sometimes not. I once had a client
Re: Cancellation/Hold Fees
by Chip Hess 12 years ago
Great feedback guys, thanks!
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