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Chuck Johnson

Member Since:
November 6th 2006
71 Posts
Location:
Fort Worth, Texas
How to Use Web Templates
by Cameron Dozier 1 year ago
Hello, I had built a custom site with Dreamweaver a few years ago, and at some point something became outdated and my icon animations broke, some icons went away completely. At this point I have forgo
Re: How to Use Web Templates
by Chuck Johnson 6 months ago
Hello All, I have developed and maintain over 30 Wordpress sites. I would highly suggest using the Generate Press theme along with the child theme. As mentioned, Elementor is a terrific page builder.
Web based asset tracker
by Chuck Johnson 11 months ago
Hey all, So, a little background. We created a WordPress-based media asset deployment system for one of our clients. This system uses custom field input boxes that include the ability to download vide
Re: Web based asset tracker
by Allan Barnwell 10 months ago
Are you using a specific player Some players can harness Google Analytics for tracking playback. Allan Barnwell TM Television
More Livestreaming Questions...
by Todd Terry 1 year ago
Hi gang... I asked a little about this before, but it now warrants a follow-up... A very quick re-cap... a couple of times a year we shoot a multi-camera event for a multi-national corporation that is
Re: More Livestreaming Questions...
by Chuck Johnson 1 year ago
Hi Bob, Well, that is certainly one option! I was going to see what his goals are in terms of target audience size, consider his CDN options and how many days he is going to stream. I could make some
on-line forums for media managers?
by Paul Dougherty 1 year ago
Does anyone know of forums frequented by video media managers that are more about organization and procedures than technical (hardware & software) matters I m a long time editor with a newly minted li
Re: on-line forums for media managers?
by Chuck Johnson 1 year ago
Hey Bob, I usually check on exiting infrastructure and workflow, see what the customers goals are and how much existing content they have now and how much they add each month. I also like to know what
Software to create a "simple" slideshow?
by Stephen Pickering 3 years ago
Hi there, A client has asked for a very simple slideshow to loop in the background at a company anniversary party. It's something so simple that After Effects I think would be overkill for. It's almos
Re: Software to create a "simple" slideshow?
by Chuck Johnson 1 year ago
If there is, it would be here: https: aescripts.com Chuck
Don't you hate it???
by Todd Terry 2 years ago
Just an exasperated rant I thought I'd share... We're prepping for a big location shoot tomorrow... and found this little blue screw in the bottom of the main camera case... It's not too unusual for s
Re: Don't you hate it???
by Chuck Johnson 2 years ago
Todd, I have found odds and ends myself when putting gear away. Inevitably, the grip, AC or PA found something while on location and thought it was "something important" and threw it into the camera c
In need of sample CAPEX/OPEX spreadsheet
by Chuck Johnson 2 years ago
Hi All, Am getting ready to start teaching my college class this week and am looking about 4-5 weeks down the road and realize I need an example CAPEX OPEX spreadsheet for the class. This would be for
Is this a scam?
by Ned Miller 4 years ago
It s not a Nigerian prince but this does smell a little. A couple of weeks back I received an email from someone with an American or British type name from Romania and he inquired about me doing a two
Re: Is this a scam?
by Chuck Johnson 2 years ago
All, Well, this scammer has re-surfaced as Ubna Farouq at Quest Ltd (UAE). Same MO, same RFP. Am playing along to get the check in hand to submit to the authorities. The check was to arrive yesterday
Software encoder QT to MKV
by Chuck Johnson 2 years ago
Hi All, Am looking for a software encoder that can encode to MKV container and ffv1 codec. Specs are video: 4:2:2 YUV, 720x486, 4:3 aspect ratio, 29.97fps; audio 48Khz 24-bit PCM. This is all SD obvio
Cache-A slow writes
by Jack McGee 2 years ago
I think this machine is on it's last legs, I am getting quote on 1beyond system with CATDV to replace it. But I still need to use this, and the problem currently, is it taking a very long time to writ
Re: Cache-A slow writes
by Chuck Johnson 2 years ago
Tom, you Rock! Chuck
Software encoder that supports Matroshka (mkv) container
by Chuck Johnson 2 years ago
Hi All, Am looking for a software encoder that can encode to MKV container and ffv1 codec. Specs are video: 4:2:2 YUV, 720x486, 4:3 aspect ratio, 29.97fps; audio 48Khz 24-bit PCM. This is all SD obvio
Meetings in 4 Rooms must be recorded & live streamed with DSK on EACH with ONE operator
by John Ferguson 2 years ago
I am needing to develop a system that will record 4 rooms (one camera each), record & live stream, and downstream key each output. The trick is, I can only have one operator. I am thinking of getting
Re: Meetings in 4 Rooms must be recorded & live streamed with DSK on EACH with ONE operator
by Chuck Johnson 2 years ago
Hi John, How far apart are the rooms How about audio In terms of downstream key, is it a logo or bug Does the facility have enough bandwidth for four live streams Chuck Johnson Big Bad Wolf Creative G
Something to do at NAB on Wednesday...
by Bill Davis 2 years ago
If your feet get tired during NAB on Wednesday about 3pm, I know where there are some comfy chairs directly across from the Convention Center at the Courtyard Marriott. Oliver Peters, Scott Simmonds,
Re: Something to do at NAB on Wednesday...
by Chuck Johnson 2 years ago
...and a pencil. ;-)
Bubble memory video editor
by Chuck Johnson 2 years ago
Hey All, Does anyone remember a non-linear editing system back in the late 80's or early 90's that used bubble memory to do A B rolls I thought it was produced by NEC.. Chuck Johnson Big Bad Wolf Crea
Re: Bubble memory video editor
by Chuck Johnson 2 years ago
Thanks Grinner!
Competitive pricing for a chroma-key
by Jack Steiner 2 years ago
I'm opening a chroma-key studio very soon in Europe.. Chroma-key studio will be 1000 square meters with a length of 20 feet and a professional high-end lighting setup, two make-up rooms and extra prop
Re: Competitive pricing for a chroma-key
by Chuck Johnson 2 years ago
Hi Jack, Just thought I would add my .02 pence worth to this discussion. Before one prices for the market, one must know what the fixed expenses are for the facility to see if an endeavor like the one
Archiving a cameraman/documentary filmmaker's life's work
by Dan McGuire 2 years ago
How do folks create footage logs for posterity In case they ever want to dive back into the footage and find a shot I used to have a Filemaker pro-based system that captured an image as well as TC and
Re: Archiving a cameraman/documentary filmmaker's life's work
by Chuck Johnson 2 years ago
Dan, Have you looked at CatDV. Chuck
Any interest in a product that will monitor an internet broadcast and send you an email (or text) when the stream stops?
by James Hauge 3 years ago
I wondering if anyone else here that has a good interest in a product that will monitor an internet broadcast and send you an email (or text) when the stream stops I know I need this kind of thing and
Re: Any interest in a product that will monitor an internet broadcast and send you an email (or text) when the stream stops?
by Chuck Johnson 3 years ago
James send me an email and let's talk. Chuck cjohnson@bbwcg.com
Escrow type service to unlock videos after payment?
by kit webster 3 years ago
Is there any online services where my client can pay a fee and then they can access my created file (large 5gb video file) They could see a watermarked version or low resolution version. Then when pay
Re: Escrow type service to unlock videos after payment?
by Chuck Johnson 3 years ago
Kit, This should be easy to do with a Wordpress site and manually approving. Send me email to discuss. Chuck cjohnson@bbwcg.com
Archive storage solution--in the cloud?
by Kevin Carlson 3 years ago
Hi, I'm a freelancer, and am looking for a good solution for storage to use for archive of finished projects. I don't have the budget to spend like a larger company or business but the content is stil
Re: Archive storage solution--in the cloud?
by Chuck Johnson 3 years ago
Look at Backblaze. I use them and LTO-5 drives which are now much lower in cost.
Best media management software out there.
by Karel Voners 3 years ago
I'm looking (hoping) to automate part of media ingest and media distribution across different servers (servers for offline edit and cloud availability). Most media comes in from Red cameras. I'm looki
Re: Best media management software out there.
by Chuck Johnson 3 years ago
Hi Karel, Send me an email off-list to discuss this. Chuck Johnson cjohnson@bbwcg.com
Is there a piece of software or application for my needs?
by Jake Block 3 years ago
Hey guys, first, sorry if this is in the wrong section, please feel free to move it to the correct one if it's not. I'm going to try and explain my situation needs as best as possible and see if anyon
Re: Is there a piece of software or application for my needs?
by Chuck Johnson 3 years ago
Hi Jake, Yes, there is an automated solution for this. Please give me a call at your convenience. Chuck Johnson Big Bad Wolf Creative Group 817-429-0818 cjohnson@bbwcg.com
Filemaker Pro Server
by Chuck Johnson 3 years ago
Hey all, Anyone else feeling the sting of FMP server price increases Over the past three years, the price has shot up $500 for each year on the server product. Regards, Chuck Johnson President Big Bad
the "sad" state of our industry
by Bob Zelin 3 years ago
I guess this is for old timers. Today, with free editing software, quality cameras built into our CEL phones and iPads, free streaming software, free color grading software, free data transmission sof
Re: the "sad" state of our industry
by Chuck Johnson 3 years ago
As the owner of a 22-year old production post-production facility, I have found a way to survive in these disruptive times by diversifying. What I mean is, I still provide production and post-producti
1080psF shot on P2; need to output on 1080i
by Chuck Johnson 3 years ago
Hey All, Well, my DP shot interviews on our P2 2700 Varicam at 1080psF. Yes, I know it should be used only for tape output. But the fact is, it will not be mastered on tape. File-based delivery for a
Re: 1080psF shot on P2; need to output on 1080i
by Chuck Johnson 3 years ago
Hi Shane, I shot some footage of my editor with the camera at the setting we have been using. Here's a short metaclip of it in P2 format. http: wdl29.streamhoster.com goglplx bbwcg contents.zip Will y
Apple Compressor for JPEG2000 MXF -> ProRes HQ?
by Matthew Fisher 4 years ago
I am working on a digitization project involving a few hundred BetaSP & Digibeta tapes, and am planning to go to JPEG2000 lossless in an MXF wrapper for the archive master, and then generate ProRes HQ
Re: Apple Compressor for JPEG2000 MXF -> ProRes HQ?
by Chuck Johnson 4 years ago
Hi Matthew, Give me a call when you have a chance. I noted your videotape migration project. It is similar to several migration projects we have done for broadcast and corporate clients. I would be ha
Will a genius step up to the plate?
by Craig Johnson 5 years ago
I'll be as detailed as possible. 1 movie. Part 1 and Part 2. Both about 80 minutes. A major mixed bag of different formats transcoded to ProRes 422 in FCP7. I typically send the sequence from FCP righ
Re: Will a genius step up to the plate?
by Chuck Johnson 5 years ago
Craig just for grimes have you tried burning a SD DVD
Download full res images from Web client
by Chuck Johnson 5 years ago
Hi All, Am researching the web client download option in Server 6.9.0. I have enabled the "Allow proxy downloads" and "Allow original downloads" tick-boxes in Server Config. So I load up some test TIF
Re: Download full res images from Web client
by Chuck Johnson 5 years ago
Hi Scott, Yes I did. I can get video clips to download just not stills. That is critical for this client application as 95% of their archive is stills. Chuck
Prores to CatDV to FCP workflow
by Chuck Johnson 7 years ago
Hi All, I have a workflow question that I am sure some of you know the answer to. We have a library full of 1" tapes (Remember those ) and will be encoding to ProRes422. We will import those clips int
Re: Prores to CatDV to FCP workflow
by bryson jones 7 years ago
Good news, this is the most basic and fundamental feature of CatDV. Check out the demos online (there's a long one at catdvexperts.com) or have JB&A or your dealer show you how this works. You can mov
Proxy path not appearing in web client
by Chuck Johnson 7 years ago
Hi All, Hope you had a great Holiday season... Am having a strange one - the web client is not playing the proxies. Have checked workflow and proxy paths and nothing has changed. Checked permissions o
Re: Proxy path not appearing in web client
by Scott Goddard 6 years ago
http: www.squarebox.com faq167.html This link appears to have moved. Do you have the current version Scott Goddard Neo Verite Limited http: neoverite.com
Thumbnail shows up but not the original movie
by Chuck Johnson 7 years ago
Hi All, Here's a strange one...any ideas on fixing this would be appreciated... This is a new installation of Server 6.6 on a new Mac mini server and Pegasus RAID system. Have installed the Calibrated
Re: Thumbnail shows up but not the original movie
by Chuck Johnson 7 years ago
Hi Kevin, That's exactly what it was - Greg with Calibrated came to the rescue and helped determine that was the issue. The strange thing was that I only had installed one of the codecs and everything
Chuck Johnson 7 years ago
Hi All,

Here's a strange one...any ideas on fixing this would be appreciated...

This is a new installation of Server 6.6 on a new Mac mini server and Pegasus RAID system.

Have installed the Calibrated codecs.

I click on a P2 MXF file and when I do that I see Calibrated sees it by the Summary/Format information. However, when I drag it over to be cataloged, the Calibrated goes away and Class 50 72-/59.94P shows up instead. When I click on the the clip in CatDV, a white screen shows up instead of the video clip. Usually, when one sees a white screen that means a codec is missing...I reinstalled Calibrated and still no difference.

Any other things I can try?

Thanks,

Chuck
Web client custom field carry-over
by Chuck Johnson 8 years ago
Hi All, Am getting the hang of CatDV Server after a couple of installations. A new question... When I go to the prefs panel and click on Field Definitions and then on User-Defined Fields, will those U
Re: Web client custom field carry-over
by Carla Vidal 6 years ago
Dear all, I'm just reopening this old thread since it explains exactly what I am going through right now. Any ideas Many thanks C.
Transition to CatDV
by Chuck Johnson 8 years ago
Hi All, Again want to "fish" in the collective pond for some advice here... So, assume one has thousands of clips on a XSan and these clips are organized in folders. Each folder represents a project.
Re: Transition to CatDV
by bryson jones 8 years ago
CatDV creates the proxy files and puts them into the correct folders for you. That is not a manual process. Set your proxy path in the second, lower selection area of the "Media Search Paths" dialog b
Web client issue
by Chuck Johnson 8 years ago
Hi all, Another question - So I have all my green lights on with the CatDV Server Control Panel. (6.5.0) When I type http: localhost:8080 catdv index.html into the browser, I get a HTTP Status 404 - c
Re: Web client issue
by Chuck Johnson 8 years ago
Hello all, Well, here's where I am with this... 1. Confirmed that I can run local.host on my Mac server for Tomcat and I can see the web client using http: localhost:8080 catdv2 WebClient.html on the
Value of an archive
by Chuck Johnson 8 years ago
Hi All, Here's an email I sent earlier today to Rick Prelinger, one of the founders of the Internet Archive. (If you haven't checked it out, you should!) If anyone has a lead on this, please let me kn
854 x 480 Square Pixel - Little help here
by Doug Normington 12 years ago
Hi, I am working with a client that is providing some elements. I received the first element and the aspect ratio is 854x480 pixels with square pixels. When I import the clip into Final Cut Pro it req
Re: 854 x 480 Square Pixel
by Chuck Johnson 9 years ago
Hi Tom, Just to clarify...you mentioned D1...actually the spec is 720x486 for D1. Regards, Chuck
Scene file loading
by Chuck Johnson 9 years ago
Hi all, Just got my new 2700 and have successfully set up the CAC and other out-of-the-box setups. Am having trouble though on the scene files. I followed the directions on the Panasonic site but keep
Re: Scene file loading
by Chuck Johnson 9 years ago
Hi Jeff, Thank you so much! I'll give your procedure a shot when I get back in the office tomorrow. You Rock! Chuck Johnson DP Editor Fort Worth, Texas
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