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Chris Paul

Jazz, movies, Unitarian Universalist, Amnesty International... Liberal, darn it!
Member Since:
November 13th 2002
326 Posts
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Albuquerque NM USA
Premiere Pro 2017
by Greg Jones 7 months ago
Anyone brave enough to install the new version of Premiere Pro and try it out Just noticed Premiere Pro 2017 pop up on the Creative Cloud Tab. Greg Jones D7,Inc.
Re: Premiere Pro 2017
by Chris Paul 7 months ago
2 main issues so far: Alt left or right from the keyboard no longer kerns text in the title window. Adobe Media Encoder cannot see some formats of video as sources- have to export directly from Premie
Morph Cut export issue
by Oliver Peters 9 months ago
The Morph Cut transition, like all of these effects, sometimes works for your video and sometimes doesn't. No issue there. However, exports can be unreliable. I exported a timeline yesterday with a bu
Re: Morph Cut export issue
by Chris Paul 9 months ago
I have noticed that export bugs happen more often when Media Encoder is set to hardware instead of software. Chris Paul POV
Exposure question
by Duke Sweden 9 months ago
I put this in Cinematography but after 3 days not one response. The Adobe forums seem to be the only active ones, so I thought I repost this here and hopefully one of my many mentors will jump in. ***
Re: Exposure question
by Chris Paul 9 months ago
Definitely get as close as you can to the look you want in camera. Amazing things can be done in post but it is unwise to rely on it.... Particularly as I do not think your camera shoots RAW video. If
Premiere 2015.4 compositing problem
by Chris Paul 10 months ago
Just updated to 2015.4. The alpha channel in some quicktime movies is no longer interpreted correctly. These have premultiplied alpha but are being interpreted as straight. I am unable to change the i
Re: Premiere 2015.4 compositing problem
by Chris Paul 10 months ago
Another lovely thing that has happened with the 2015.4 update is that most of the LUTs are gone, including all my custom ones. Chris Paul POV
Premiere Pro 2015.3 - Black Preview screens (random but consistent)
by Anthony Surrell 10 months ago
Updated from 2015 to 2015.3 and now while using Premiere the preview screens will both just suddenly go black. I have to restart the program to get it back to working. Sometimes it happens quickly, so
Re: Premiere Pro 2015.3 - Black Preview screens (random but consistent)
by Chris Paul 10 months ago
I have found that bad projects and or sequences are part of the problem. I can use media from "bad" projects and sequences in new projects but if I import a "bad" sequence into a new project at some p
Adobe CC 2016.3 update
by Chris Paul 11 months ago
As usual, be careful with updates and do not do them unless you have plenty of time to troubleshoot and never during a project. In my case, the latest Sapphire plugins do not work, scratch discs were
Re: Adobe CC 2016.3 update
by Chris Paul 11 months ago
Mercury Transmit Playback through my Blackmagic 4K Extreme is the same as before RE: it works with Blackmagic sequences but not with some source formats like Sony XAVC. Seems to be a driver issue as i
Windows 8 dos not recognize .psd format
by Chris Paul 4 years ago
I am running Photoshop CC on Windows8. I can have Windows associate many file types with Photoshop, such as .png and .jpg. This does not work with .psd files! Windows sees Photoshop as a possible prog
Re: Windows 8 dos not recognize .psd format
by Dennis Hernandez 3 years ago
If you are sick as me of not being able to view PSD thumbnails in Windows anymore I found this great OpenSource application Sagethumbs that that allows you to preview image formats directly in Windows
Blackmagic CC playback freeze
by Chris Paul 4 years ago
Currently running Premiere Pro CC with Blackmagic Multibridge Pro, Desktop Video driver 9.7.5. on a PC, Windows 8. Playback randomly freezes with the audio meters locked at -9db, frozen video on the P
Atomos Ninja problems
by Chris Paul 5 years ago
Sorry to post this here but there is no Atomos forum and I found the most posts about the Ninja in this forum. I recently bought one and was excited about recording directly to ProRes. Did a quick tes
Re: Atomos Ninja problems
by Chris Paul 5 years ago
The problem was a bad dock. Once I had a replacement (and updated the firmware) there were no more problems. I use it regularly now, although I wish I had the newer version with HDMI out. They offered
Mountain Lion & FCP7
by Chris Paul 5 years ago
Just upgraded my test machine to Mountain Lion. Final Cut 7 now crashes on startup. More details later. For now, I would not update the OS if you are still using Final Cut 7. Chris Paul POV
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Re: Mountain Lion & FCP7
by Chris Paul 5 years ago
Finally nailed down the problem to having outdated Boris Continuum Complete plugins. I updated them and now FCP7 boots. My final advice is to not upgrade to Mountain Lion in mid-project. If you are no
News: Bella Now Shipping Products for Adobe CS6
by Cow News Droid 5 years ago
Keyboards for CS6 Now Shipping (Burbank, California--May 4, 2012) Bella Corporation today announced it has begun shipping keyboards for Adobe Systems CS6 software products. New Keyboards for Adobe Pre
Re: News: Bella Now Shipping Products for Adobe CS6
by Chris Paul 5 years ago
I see that this keyboard has the same problem for Mac uses as the 5 version- the command and option keys are reversed. This is fine for PC users but not for Mac. I like my Bella keyboard for Final Cut
FS-100 File Naming
by Chris Paul 5 years ago
Is there a way to set the FS-100 to give it's clips unique names at the file level The issue is that the camera files all start as 00000 on each SD card. the editor gets confused by the redundant sour
Re: FS-100 File Naming
by Frederick Ross 4 years ago
+1 for the ability to consecutively number files across cards and the ability to add custom metadata like production name camera # etc. Defiantly a pain to have a bunch of cards that all have the EXAC
Audio stuttering P Pro 5.5.1 & Kona 3
by Chris Paul 6 years ago
I am constantly getting stuttering audio with Premiere Pro 5.5.1 and Kona 3. I am using the Kona 1080i 29.97 with Canon 1080p video as well as ProRes 1080p video converted to that same format. I am us
Re: Audio stuttering P Pro 5.5.1 & Kona 3
by Chris Paul 6 years ago
Excellent! Thanks again. Chris Paul POV
Permissions repair
by Chris Paul 6 years ago
FCPX suddenly stopped booting when it reached the 'Compressor Components' message. Repairing permissions fixed the issue. Chris Paul POV
Re: Permissions repair
by Scott Bellefeuille 6 years ago
I had the same issue but a permissions repair didn't fix it. In the end it turned out to be a corrupted event.
View from a little guy: autosave
by Chris Paul 6 years ago
Unlike many who have posted I do not have a lot of overhead in my business. No sending to color correction, rarely do audio sweetening, rarely collaborate with other editors. (Wish I did, but that is
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Re: View from a little guy: autosave
by Chris Paul 6 years ago
The footage was Canon 5dMkll media that had already been converted to ProRes. My system is an 8 core Xeon with 16 gigs of RAM, nVidia 285 and 28tb of fiberchannel storage on a pair of Rorke Galaxy lev
Blackmagic beta driver
by Chris Paul 6 years ago
Has anyone tried out the beta driver from Blackmagic Design with FCPX yet It is supposed to offer at least some support with products like Multibridge, including tape I O and adding metadata. Chris Pa
Re: Blackmagic beta driver
by Bret Williams 6 years ago
Al these add-ons, plug-ins, additional apps. As the app store takes off, it's going to be the place people look for apps for their mac. That's the goal at least. I wouldn't doubt if eventually Apple c
EOS plugin for Final Cut is out!
by Chris Paul 7 years ago
The EOS MOVIE Plugin-E1 for Final Cut Pro is out. It allows using the Final Cut log and transfer window to directly import Canon H264 video from CF cards via conversion to ProRes. Here is the link: ht
Re: EOS plugin for Final Cut is out
by Chris Paul 6 years ago
I see in your post both FCP6 and FCP7. Which are you using It may be that the plugin does not work in 6. BTW, I have playing with DSLR video in FCPX. As controversial as that program may be, the way i
Keyboard shortcuts changed
by Chris Paul 6 years ago
Most of the keyboard shortcuts in FCPX are different than FCP7. Was than really necessary Chris Paul POV
Re: Keyboard shortcuts changed
by Paul Jay 6 years ago
Change them.
AJA Support
by Dale Robinson 6 years ago
http: www.aja.com pdf FCP_X_and_AJA.pdf
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Re: AJA Support
by Chris Paul 6 years ago
Perhaps Wes Plate can come up with software to convert projects from 7 to X. A good number of us would buy it! Chris Paul POV
NIce FCPX installation note
by Chris Paul 6 years ago
With a giddiness that would have embarrassed my son when he was in Kindergarten, I installed FCPX on my regular boot drive, then decided I should have taken better advice and installed in on a differe
Re: NIce FCPX installation note
by Matt Doe 6 years ago
Wit the App store rules, you get 5 installs all tied to your iTunes ID
AJA has some support for FCPX
by Chris Paul 6 years ago
AJA has a beta driver up on their site for FCPX. It is not the same as working with FCP7- video output is from desktop preview and deck support is from their own application, not FCPX. Nevertheless, I
Re: AJA has some support for FCPX
by Misha Aranyshev 6 years ago
Chris Paul " video output is from desktop preview" Ouch!
USB controller
by Chris Paul 6 years ago
Just got my USB controller from okii (http: www.okii.net ). It controls focus, start stop an a lot more via the mini USB port on my Canon 5DMKII. It does nice automated rack focusing and gives easier
A couple of good reasons for FCP users to avoid the 64 bit option.
by Chris Paul 7 years ago
I have been playing with running Snow Leopard in 64 bit mode. Most apps seem to run fine but I have had 2 serious issues in Final Cut Pro 7.03. The first is that my LaCie ESATA card does not work in t
Re: A couple of good reasons for FCP users to avoid the 64 bit option.
by John Davidson 7 years ago
The 12 cores default to 64 bit now. I finally figured out why frame sync would drop on edit to tape with aja kona 3. Booted in 32 bit and frame accuracy has returned.
Redrock Gear
by Ryan Orr 7 years ago
I'm just about to jump on the HD-DSLR bandwagon here (with a 7D), and for now, a tripod is good enough. But just enough isn't really going to sit well for long, so I'm planning on also getting support
Re: Redrock Gear
by Chris Paul 7 years ago
I bought the full Redrock Cinema bundle for my EOS7. It is a great value but has a few issues. First of all, the assembly instructions are on Vimeo, not printed. It's nice but printed instructions can
Raid 50 failure
by Chris Paul 8 years ago
I have a pair of Rorke Data fiberchannel arrays striped together as a RAID50. The drive icon no longer appears on the desktop. Disk utility reports that the raid slices and raid set are online but doe
Re: Raid 50 failure
by Matt Geier 8 years ago
Chris, Sounds bad. Have you tried calling Rorke for support Playing around with failed RAIDS can be a chore if you don't know what's going on. The best thing for you to do is get a Rorke expert, or te
Ultrascope monitor burn?
by Chris Paul 8 years ago
I have noticed that LCD monitors burn in an image if it is static for several hours. Do you think it is better to let the computer's screen saver handle this Or do some people just live with the burn
Re: Ultrascope monitor burn?
by Chris Paul 8 years ago
Bob Zelin "Does it really "burn" on the LCD display " Yes, I have permanent burns on my 23" and 30" Apple Cinema Displays from the Final Cut Pro interface. Chris Paul POV
The Blackmagic Ultrascope
by Bob Zelin 8 years ago
Yes, it's as revolutionary as you can imagine. For under $700, you get a scope that does everything you would want a Leader LV7700 to do for a tiny fraction of the price. There is no "education factor
Re: The Blackmagic Ultrascope
by Chris Paul 8 years ago
I just installed my UltraScope into a Gateway DX-4300. The Gateway sells for $750 with 8 gigs of RAM and a Radeon HD4650 pre-installed. My leftover Apple 23" Cinema display jitters when using the mous
os-x 10.5.8 just came out
by Bob Zelin 8 years ago
I can't take it anymore - UNCLE ! bob Zelin
Re: os-x 10.5.8 just came out
by Chris Paul 8 years ago
Beware some permissions errors that have cropped up in 10.5.8. If you don't need it, don't install it. Chris Paul POV
10.5.8 warning
by Chris Paul 8 years ago
After updating to OSX10.5.8 this morning my Final Cut 7 system has suddenly become unreliable. Playback stall, stutters and shows the spinning rainbow wheel. OSX has crashed twice in the last 30 minut
Re: 10.5.8 warning
by Chris Paul 8 years ago
You are correct about the permissions error problem. The current consensus is that the combo update should be applied twice before repairing permissions. This still doesn't solve all of my issues so I
Nitris VS Adrenaline for HDV
by Chris Paul 9 years ago
I have a customer who purchased a Media Composer Nitris system a month ago. It works great for SD via component analog and HD via SDI but it has endless trouble with HDV via Firewire (1394). Originall
Re: Nitris VS Adrenaline for HDV
by Chris Paul 9 years ago
Gary Hazen "I think it's safe to assume that Chris means Nitris DX because he said "purchased a Media Composer Nitris". Media Composer was never meant to work with the Nitris BOB used with DS and Sym
Motion video card advice
by Chris Paul 9 years ago
I will be buying a new Mac Pro and want to get the right video card for Motion. The current options for a better card than the stock Radeon 2600 are the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT and NVIDIA Quadro FX 560
Re: Motion video card advice
by Winston A. Cely 9 years ago
You may run into some problems driving two 30-inchers with just the one card. It's going to half the cards RAM between the two monitors leaving precious little left for Motion. I run one 30" ACD, and
QT 7.3.1 "Fixed" DeckLink Extreme
by Peter Sassi 9 years ago
Just installed QT 7.3.1 and it seems to have fixed my DeckLink Extreme in playback of HD downconvert to SD to go to tape. Anybody else Peter Sassi
Re: QT 7.3.1 "Fixed" DeckLink Extreme
by Chris Paul 9 years ago
Since going to QT 7.3 and now 7.3.1 my Multibridge Extreme and Multibridge Pro have become unstable with capture and export to tape. They play video from FCP to my NTSC and HD monitors but when I go t
Multibridge Pro vs. Multibridge Extreme ----- Same?
by Jonathan Steinhauser 9 years ago
Are these two BMD products essentially the same except for the HDMI vs DVI-D ins and outs The Multibridge Extreme still runs about $ 2500 at B & H and the Multibridge Pro is around $1500 street. I can
Re: Multibridge Pro vs. Multibridge Extreme ----- Same?
by Chris Paul 9 years ago
One huge difference for me is the split down conversion. The MBE will output HD and SD simultaneously. I do spots in both HD and SD- it's really helpful to see how both version will look as you go. Ch
Blackmagic support improved
by Chris Paul 10 years ago
In the past I have been frustrated by the lack of local technical support for Blackmagic products in the US. Due a recent experience I think that has changed. The fan on my Multibridge Extreme died. I
Re: Blackmagic support improved
by Chris Borjis 10 years ago
from my perspective its hit or miss, but they usually snap to when it comes to hardware repair replacement. sometimes I'll have a conversation about a problem go on for weeks on end. I ask a question
New Multibridge Pro
by Forrest Burger 10 years ago
Anyone had a chance to work with the new Multibrige Pro with HDMI in out Forrest
Re: New Multibridge Pro
by Chris Paul 10 years ago
Usually the Blackmagic version of Apple 8 bit uncompressed. When I get an Intel mac I may switch to the Apple 422
JVC HD BR50 - Deck In Bad State
by Doug Broomfield 10 years ago
We are having continuous issues where we try to capture 720P HDV footage with Premiere Pro and Cineform Aspect HD and we keep getting intermittent errors. Most notably that the deck (it actually says
Re: JVC HD BR50 - Deck In Bad State
by Chris Paul 10 years ago
Are you going in via firewire or a card What version of firmware does the deck have If you are using a card you should use the latest firmware rev. (1.08). If you are using firewire use 1.03 or 1.06.C
Capturing with the JVC BR HD 50 deck
by motionfx 10 years ago
I would like to capture footage from this deck into FCP and would like to know if it does a downconvert from 720 30p to standard dv, through firewire. This footage will be for rough edit and base for
Re: Capturing with the JVC BR HD 50 deck
by Chris Paul 10 years ago
Just in case anyone is wondering this deck does down convert 720p to 480i NTSC via firewire.Chris Paul POV
Kona 3 and the Mac Pro
by Mark Maness 10 years ago
Has anybody noticed the increased number of times that the Kona 3 will pop and crackle on playback since going to the Mac Pro There's not a set amount of playback when this happens and its not keeping
Re: Kona 3 and the Mac Pro
by Chris Paul 10 years ago
walter biscardi " Post Office Video "BTW, can Kona products record and play back audio at the same time the way Avids can " You mean real-time playback of the video audio you're recording Yep" I mean
***Boris RED in FCP 5.1***
by Paul FX 10 years ago
If you have been experiencing difficulties with Boris RED 4 and Final Cut Pro, follow the directions below that pertain to your version of FCP and Processor type (Intel or Non-Intel). Please note, th
Re: ***Boris RED in FCP 5.1***
by Chris Paul 10 years ago
Thank you for both this and the BCC 4.1 instructions. I know that I am not the only one that has had unstable FCP systems after doing upgrades. Removing older versions and correctly installing the lat
Final Cut Pro no longer like Boris Red
by Steven Brown 10 years ago
fcp 5.1.2 mac OS 10.4.8 and red 3.0.5 are no longer friends - simple transistion crash everytime - download the fix from boris and followed directions caps lock no caps - trash prefs - reinstalled red
Re: Final Cut Pro no longer like Boris Red
by Chris Paul 10 years ago
FCP 5.1.2 no longer supports RED transitions. You can still do it when using RED as a filter.Chris Paul POV
Applying changes to all titles in timeline
by Marc Morel 10 years ago
Hi all, I think I saw a similar post a while back but I can't seem to find it anymore. Sorry if this has been covered before. Is it possible to apply a change, say a color or a font change, to all tit
Re: Applying changes to all titles in timeline
by Chris Paul 10 years ago
Try this: http: www.digital-heaven.co.uk automotion Currently it only works in Motion- perhaps with the advent of FCP 5.1.2 they may also make an FCP version Chris Paul POV
RED 4.1 does not recognize unlock code.
by Chris Paul 10 years ago
I upgraded from RED 4 to 4.1. It decided that it was unregistered, although it was registered in 4.0. It does not accept my unlock code from 4.0 when I enter it. I called Boris support 5 days ago but
Re: RED 4.1 does not recognize unlock code.
by Derrick Abeyta 10 years ago
I am having the exact problem updating to 4.1. I contacted Boris Tech support a week ago and still havn't resolved. I don't want to back down to 4.0 as I have already created about a weeks worth of 4.
Anyone tried Red 4.0?
by Chris Paul 11 years ago
I'm always nervous about trying a .0 release of anything. Any early adopters Chris Paul POV
Re: Anyone tried Red 4.0?
by Chris Paul 11 years ago
Yes, I trashed prefs, caches & the previous version. The sticky cursor has not happend today- I'll let you know if it keeps happening.Chris Paul POV
BCC 4 not working in FCP 5.1.1
by Kyle High 11 years ago
Hello fellow grazers... I've read several posts with similar problems to what I have, just haven't found a solution yet. I just tried putting a BCC filter onto a clip in FCP and it just turns the clip
Re: BCC 4 not working in FCP 5.1.1
by Chris Paul 11 years ago
Also be aware that there are some filters (not just Boris) that do not render correctly with the Apple 10 bit uncompressed NTSC codec. They render fine with other codecs, like the 8 bit or DV. I suspe
Deleting FCP Prefs causes Problems
by Tim Langston 11 years ago
I'm running FCP 5.1.1 on a G5 Quad, everytime I delete FCP Prefs I loose the ability to use RED and also Continuum. It takes away the button to access the settings. I then find that I have to re-insta
Re: Deleting FCP Prefs causes Problems
by Chris Paul 11 years ago
Are you doing the shift-lock trick (Delete the cache, start FCP with lock on, immediatly quit, then start FCP with lock off). There is a known issue with Boris and FCP 5.1.1 where the controls for Bor
Help me, Peter McAuley, you are my only hope!
by Chris Paul 11 years ago
I have been unable to register the BCC4 upgrade I purchased 6 days ago. When I call tech support I usualy get a message that they are not available. I have had some email replies from sales and from t
Re: Help me, Peter McAuley, you are my only hope!
by Chris Paul 11 years ago
Peter- Thank you for the personal response. And a big thank you to the Cow!Chris Paul POV
Hotel Locations
by Gregory Leno 11 years ago
If I am able to go this year it will be my first NAB and I am wondering what Hotels are nearest the Showfloor. I've never been to Las Vegas and I don't how things are laid out. Thanks for your help Gr
Re: Hotel Locations
by Chris Paul 11 years ago
A couple of helpful things- the Convention Center is on the monorail line and you can often get cheaper rooms in hotels that do not have casinos. I got a mini-condo with kitchen & living room for $103
Log and Capture delay Kona LH with component input
by Dave Beaty 11 years ago
We are looking for some help with settings using FCPro 5 and Kona LH. We have the Kbox input connected to two component sources, a BetacamSP deck and a JVC BRHD50 with a switcher. When we capture from
Re: Log and Capture delay Kona LH with component input
by Chris Paul 11 years ago
Dave Beaty "Thanks for the help We are using a Ocean Matrix component AB switcher. The only problem with this config is that the JVC BRHD50 cannot be refed to black burst as far as I can tell. Nothin
gmon.out
by Chris Paul 12 years ago
Over the past week a file called gmon.out has been appearing on my system drive. It is 20.4 megs and has no additional information. I suspect it may be related to the activity monitor utility. I searc
Re: gmon.out
by Chris Paul 12 years ago
I am running the Beta for DV keyboard as well. The previous beta had a serious memory leak- haven't seen it for certain in the previous version but I am seeing memory become inactive more than usual.
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