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Christopher Lowden

Member Since:
April 11th 2008
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Paris, France
Resolve Lite - Is it possible to run on a portable PC?
by Christopher Lowden 3 years ago
Hello I would like to start learning Davinci Lite and I want to buy a portable PC for this. Can anyone recommend a cheap PC config so that I can learn the basics I can happily work in SD or compressed
Re: Resolve Lite - Is it possible to run on a portable PC?
by Christopher Lowden 3 years ago
Thank you both for the advice. I did not see anything on portable PCs on the BM site but if I only need a decent CUDA validated card and a 1920 screen, I have plenty of choice. Thanks again
ExpressIO / HP Z400 misery.
by Christopher Lowden 4 years ago
I have been struggling with an aja io express and a HP z400 for over a year. I am on windows 7 64bit and have installed the latest aja drivers. The card is installed on slot 1 and respects the avid sp
Re: ExpressIO / HP Z400 misery.
by AJA Sales Department 4 years ago
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Avid style sequence editing
by Christopher Lowden 4 years ago
Hello Does anyone know if avid style sequence to sequence editing, without those nasty nested timelines, is possible in cs6 Can't find it but heard it might have been integrated. Many thanks
IO express HDMI input
by Christopher Lowden 5 years ago
I had the nearly good idea to use the IO EXPRESS (10.1.0 build 16) HDMI input to digitize images off blu ray and DVD. I have a Panasonic DMP BD65 player that can up and down res images, so I thought t
Re: IO express HDMI input
by Christopher Lowden 5 years ago
In the end a BM analog -Sdi converter does the trick fine. Interestingly, I put a pal 3d bluray in the player. It threw out a 576 60i signal. The Aja did not much care for the signal (actually this de
FFMPEG - SMOKE LINUX / Redhat - Activation of a Library
by Christopher Lowden 6 years ago
Hello Following the advise described below, I am trying to activate the zlib on a Smoke Linux so that I can export QT PNG files. I am a total NEWBY to UNIX and my terminal knowledge is very limited. T
Videohub - Where did the transcode and key logo menu go?
by Christopher Lowden 6 years ago
Hello I have had a broadcast videohub for many years. When I bought it, there was the possibility to live transcoding and to key in a logo via the interface. I have just realised that these options ar
Re: Videohub - Where did the transcode and key logo menu go?
by Christopher Lowden 6 years ago
You are right. I had a Workgroup before moving to the Broadcast. I just thought that it followed through. Thanks
Premiere pro - sequence to sequence editing avid style
by Christopher Lowden 6 years ago
Hello I am sure this is not the first time this has been asked, but I can\'t find it anywhere in the manual. Can someone tell me how I can edit from one sequence to another sequence without the re
Re: Premiere pro - sequence to sequence editing avid style
by Christopher Lowden 6 years ago
Many thanks for the advice. I have posted a feature request on the adobe site.
Fcp and Isis
by Christopher Lowden 6 years ago
Hello I investigating solutions to attach 25 fcp suites to a central server using prores hd. For the moment the machines are on Xsan and I do not have intention of upgrading. This leaves me the Isis,
Re: Fcp and Isis
by Christopher Lowden 6 years ago
I think you are right.
Media Encoder CS5 - export file name
by Christopher Lowden 6 years ago
Hello I am struggling with a silly problem concerning why media encoder CS5 (mac or PC) changes the name of files batch imported from the sequence or composition to an incremented export file name tha
Re: Media Encoder CS5 - export file name
by Mark Likosky 4 years ago
I just posted about the same problem in AE. Wondered if you've found a solution
Smoke, Mac, Avid Unity
by Max Burgess 7 years ago
Hi, We run a facility with various macs as well as a DS all fibre attached to Avid Unity. We are considering adding an extra suite to ease the finishing bottleneck and I have been interested in the Sm
Re: Smoke, Mac, Avid Unity
by Christopher Lowden 6 years ago
Smoke Advanced and Smoke Mac need very fast RAID systems t become interesting tools, particularly in HD. The ISIS 5000 cannot deliver the data rates that are needed for uncompressed HD DPX files, whic
Button Miss-alignment
by Phil Bates 7 years ago
Hello, I am having trouble with menu buttons (the highlight) miss-aligning when building menus in Encore. I have built the menu in Photoshop at HD resolution and am letting Encore down-scale. Everythi
Re: Button Mis-alignment
by Christopher Lowden 6 years ago
I have a solution that seems to work on PAL 16:9 projects: It is essential that the photoshop menu file, particularly the home menu be correctly setup. In PAL, the photoshop psd should be 720x576 with
Videohub and blanking
by Christopher Lowden 6 years ago
Silly question that I can't seem to solve. I wanted to show a student what VITC looks like off a digibeta. I patched the videohub from the digibeta to a BVM monitor, switched on the blanking view and
Re: Videohub and blanking
by Sam Cole 6 years ago
We often do HDCAM to digi and digi to digi dubs via the videohub using VITC to jam sync and it works every time so you must be doing something strange. Sam Cole On line Mastering Facility FCP, Avid, A
Videohub timecode in a CAR
by Christopher Lowden 6 years ago
Hello I just wanted to know how others deal with an issue of timecode and the videohub. I have started using digibetas in a CAR to do simple cuts and dubbs. I use digibeta PVW 2800P recorders and sony
Re: Videohub timecode in a CAR
by Christopher Lowden 6 years ago
Sorry for the machine typo. I knew there was a solution and you gave it to me. Thank you very much. HAPPY NEW YEAR
CS5 - BM Decklink SDi - Unable to get accurate deck control
by Christopher Lowden 6 years ago
Hello I am running CS5 Premiere Pro on a mac 10.6.4 with a BM decklink SDI 7.9. I am unable to get an accurate deck control using RS422 with Premiere. Even if I change the frame delay, I cannot get a
Video conversion app access via web page
by Christopher Lowden 6 years ago
Hello I was wondering if anyone knows of an that can do video audio conversion and be accessed via a web page Something like Procoder or Adobe Media Encoder CS5 or FFMPEGX but with an html page for in
Re: Video conversion app access via web page
by Michael Rampe 6 years ago
FFmpeg will run on Unix or windows based servers. You will, however, need to write an interface in your favorite language. Michael
Non-DMX Red Head Lights and DMX control. Is it possible?
by Christopher Lowden 6 years ago
Hello I am looking for a solution to remotely control 4 800w red lights via a DMX control. I can't seem to find any kind of 'box' that will allow this. Anybody got an idea
Re: Non-DMX Red Head Lights and DMX control. Is it possible?
by Christopher Lowden 6 years ago
The answer is a DMX Dimmer box.
Compression server app that has HTML interface
by Christopher Lowden 6 years ago
Hello I am on search of a general compression transcoding app that I can install on a server and have multiple client access to via an HTML interface. Neither Sorenson nor provider do it. Maybe ffmpeg
PAL 16/9 DVD - Prepping menu and buttons
by Christopher Lowden 6 years ago
I have been working on a DVD where all the elements are in PAL 16 9 720x576. The DVD will be principally viewed on computers with 16 9 screens. I started by making the menus in 1920x1080 to keep the P
OS 10.6.4 Audio Config for use with Decklink SDI
by Christopher Lowden 6 years ago
Hello My problem concerns having the local audio line out card and a new BM decklink SDI activated at the same time using Premiere CS5. In short, when I create a Blackmagic codec sequence in Premiere
Re: OS 10.6.4 Audio Config for use with Decklink SDI
by Christopher Lowden 6 years ago
I can understand the bm logic. So either I change the card or I buy a sdi driven monitor. I know which is cheaper. Many thanks for the reply.
Decklink SDI, Premiere CS5, HD to SD conversion
by Christopher Lowden 6 years ago
Hello I have a mac 2.66, 10.6.4 running a recently purchased Decklink SDI card with CS5 Adobe Suite. After importing a targa image sequence into both an HD 1920x1080 and SD 720x576 sequence, I want to
Encore Buttons - Highlights never in the same place
by Christopher Lowden 7 years ago
As with many, I am struggling with highlight button alignment. When I review my project in Encore CS5, all is well. But when I generate a DVD, all goes mad. The subsequent DVD viewed on VLC PC moves s
BM SDI- HDMI converter 1.4 or 1.3 HDMI?
by Christopher Lowden 7 years ago
Does anyone know if the BM SDI-HDMI converter is standard 1.4 or 1.3 HDMI The BM website does not say. Many thanks
Re: BM SDI- HDMI converter 1.4 or 1.3 HDMI?
by Christopher Lowden 7 years ago
On the other hand, the BM SDI- HDMI box works great with Avid Mojo DX. No need for the new BM box for with Avid DX boxes.
Forms - silly render problem
by Christopher Lowden 7 years ago
Hello I am trying to discover Trapcode Form 1.0.2 but I am stumbling on a silly render problem. After loads of fiddling, I finally get a result that pleases me on AE CS4 mac in full res. I have nice 3
After Effects and 3D stereoscopic workflow
by Christopher Lowden 7 years ago
Hello I am looking for info on the possibilities and workflow for a stereoscopic project. Any ideas are very welcome Many thanks
Re: After Effects and 3D stereoscopic workflow
by Walter Soyka 7 years ago
I've done a couple stereo tests with AE, and I found it really cumbersome because the software itself lacks built-in stereo support. Nuke might be a better option, because stereo support is built-in t
Encore and 3D blu-ray
by Christopher Lowden 7 years ago
Does anyone know how I can create 3D blu-rays of rushes from a 3D Avid project Many thanks
Re: Encore and 3D blu-ray
by Christopher Lowden 7 years ago
Many thanks. Looks like DO studio is a good option.
Smoke Linux - Mount NTFS volume
by Christopher Lowden 7 years ago
Hello I am attempting to see what is possible for new workflows with Smoke 2010. I want to attach the smoke to a terrablock server. The terrablock partition can be formatted to ext3 but this is of no
Re: Smoke Linux - Mount NTFS volume
by Christopher Lowden 7 years ago
Many thanks. You are confirming what I have heard elsewhere. Seemingly Autodesk are pursuing a very restrictive logic. That is their business. I already have smb working but my archive average 300gigs
Creating Folders for XDCAM HD on Mac
by Christopher Lowden 7 years ago
Hello I have a rather unorthodox XDCAM HD workflow. I want to exploit the soft import functionality of AMA in Avid. For that, I have to use XDCAM formatted folder structures (so that the Avid thinks t
Re: Creating Folders for XDCAM HD on Mac
by Christopher Lowden 7 years ago
Having read around and tested, I see that Sony clip browser reads the files without needing the MEDIAPRO.XML. Sadly, the Avid AMA uses the MEDIAPRO.XML file and does not see the mp4 files. Therefore a
Davinci in Canada and Australia
by Christopher Lowden 7 years ago
Hello I was wondering if any one has a list of davinci machine in Canada and australia. I asked blackmagic but they don't have one. Many thanks
Re: Davinci in Canada and Australia
by Christopher Lowden 7 years ago
God knows why. Can't see what is so secret. Anyway ... Calling all Davinci owners in Canada and AUstralia, I am interested in contacting you. Please reply. Yours sincerely Christopher LOwden
SAN for a neophyte - low res offline solution
by Christopher Lowden 7 years ago
Hello I am looking for a solution to bring a DV PAL or less archive to a classic intranet network. I wish to have access to the archive through a web browser via gigabit connection. I am looking at a
Re: SAN for a neophyte - low res offline solution
by Christopher Lowden 7 years ago
I have just spoken to Consol concerning their RCE product ... http: www.consol.com apple-know-how mac-solutions mac-media-industry-solutions rough-cut-editor ... that adds web browser editing access t
SWF works great in flash, not in Flayer player or web Browser
by Christopher Lowden 7 years ago
I am a flash neophyte and I am struggling with a strange problem. I have numerous swf files which work except one that is rather complex. When I debug the FLA file of this problem file in flash CS4, i
Re: SWF works great in flash, not in Flayer player or web Browser
by Christopher Lowden 7 years ago
Sorry, the link is http: pmworld.jp10000.com 00024.swf
DW - Automatically open pop window? Neophyte question
by Christopher Lowden 7 years ago
I am migrating from golive, which a very useful popwindow CSaction. When a page is opened, a second page from another URL opens at the same time (a pop up window). I can't find a way of doing this in
Re: DW - Automatically open pop window? Neophyte question
by Fernando Mol 7 years ago
Here's how to do it: In Design view, click anywhere on the screen, then at the bottom of the window select the body tag <body> Go to window behaviors A tab will open. Press the plus sign and a d
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FCP sequence / project repair app
by Christopher Lowden 8 years ago
I have a vague souvenir of an app that repaired corrupted FCP project files. Does anyone know what it may be (I have a sequence that has gone mad, won't open, crashes etc. I have copied it to a new pr
Re: FCP sequence / project repair app
by Shane Ross 8 years ago
Don't use it...FCP Rescue No longer supported. Get this one. http: www.digitalrebellion.com pref_man.htm Shane GETTING ORGANIZED WITH FINAL CUT PRO DVD...don't miss it. Read my blog, Little Frog in Hi
Final Cut 6.06 Consolidate & Conform. What is my problem?
by Christopher Lowden 8 years ago
What am I doing wrong I have a sequence that I was given of a feature film that has been in edits for the last 3 years. My job is to reconform some of the offline media to 1:1 Uncompressed. I go "Easy
Re: Final Cut 6.06 Consolidate & Conform. What is my problem?
by Christopher Lowden 8 years ago
Well I thought it was all over ... but it ain't One of the 4 reels that I am conforming will not play ball. I have erased all the sound tracks. I have eradicated the nested items. When I consolidate,
One stop FLV to Html script solution. Does it exist?
by Christopher Lowden 8 years ago
I can't seem to find an easy answer to what seems to me to be an easy question. I have loads of HD QT movies that I want to compress via FLV & publish in individual folders for each file on a web site
Re: One stop FLV to Html script solution. Does it exist?
by Christopher Lowden 8 years ago
Thank you for your thoughts. I am not a php guru & I cannot find either an automator or applescript solution, which I find quite astonishing. I can't believe that I am the only person that does bulk c
1080i Project - ProRes or Uncompressed?
by John Knapich 8 years ago
I am starting a 1920x1080 project which will be graphics only. The files originate in PS and AE. the end result will be a Blu Ray disc. In FCP should I work in 1080 10-bit Uncompressed or Apple ProRes
Re: 1080i Project - ProRes or Uncompressed?
by Christopher Lowden 8 years ago
I am just finishing up P2 project in AVCINTRA 100. I have so much compression artefacts from the rushes after grading in Color & Filmlight that Pro Res only made it worse, so we kept with 1:1. It was
Adding Soft Edge to FCP Squeeze FX
by Christopher Lowden 8 years ago
Hello I am trying add a soft edge to the Squeeze effect. I have a look at the FXbuilder & copied code that identifies itself as soft edge in the iris fx but without success. Has anyone got an idea how
Re: Adding Soft Edge to FCP Squeeze FX
by Christopher Lowden 8 years ago
The 2nd suggestion did the trick. Strange that the soft edge is not integrated in to the effect. Many thanks Christopher
JVC HD7 - Continous recording problem
by Christopher Lowden 8 years ago
I have JVC GY HD7 & I am pretty happy with.It is simple, discreet & robust. My very big problem is that when record I do long continuous recordings in FHD, the resulting files do not edit together sea
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