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Objects not rotating on flat plane anymore.
by Colin McQuillan 4 months ago
Only dip into illustrator once in a while.. I've done something where objects are no longer rotating on a flat 2D plane, and now when I rotate an object it is being distorted as I rotate it around. An
Import QT with captions?
by Colin McQuillan 2 years ago
Will Avid import and retain captions from a quicktime (prores or otherwise) file with embedded CC Colin McQuillan Vancouver, B.C.
Re: Import QT with captions?
by Colin McQuillan 2 years ago
I also found this software: MovieCaptioner from http: www.synchrimedia.com. For the more reasonable $129 will create the .scc and various other caption formats... GUI could use an update and definitel
Convergent Design Odyssey generated files - audio issues on import
by Colin McQuillan 3 years ago
Importing files that were recorded in the field onto a Convergent Design Odyssey recorder (1080p29.97 ProresHQ) Video coming in fine, however audio is causing an error "An unexpected error occurred wh
Re: Convergent Design Odyssey generated files - audio issues on import
by Colin McQuillan 3 years ago
Thanks for checking guys! I've heard of issues in a couple other programs now that the Odyssey records audio at 32bit (Audio was 16bit before latest update). Pluraleyes is also apparently having troub
10.2 ProRes export issues with AJA KiPro
by Colin McQuillan 4 years ago
Audio no longer plays on KiPro from Prores files exported from FCPX latest update 10.2. Have tried with KiPro Rack running latest firmware. If anyone else out there has a KiPro and FCPX with the just
Re: 10.2 ProRes export issues with AJA KiPro
by Colin McQuillan 4 years ago
Thanks for that. My workaround was to export using Compressor, making sure audio is 24bit 48khz, which still works without issue. Colin McQuillan Vancouver, B.C.
FCPX 10.2 update Issue with KiPro
by Colin McQuillan 4 years ago
Audio no longer plays on KiPro from Prores files exported from FCPX latest update 10.2. Have tried with KiPro Rack running latest firmware. If anyone else out there has a KiPro and FCPX with the just
Re: FCPX 10.2 update Issue with KiPro
by David Burch 4 years ago
I am also having this issue. Audio is only static when played back via the Ki Pro, but it plays fine in the computer. I've already checked the settings in Compressor ensure 24-bit audio, but it doesn'
G-Speed eS (with RAID Controller card) via e-sata card to thunderbolt enclosure?
by Colin McQuillan 6 years ago
Anyone out there successfully mounting G-Speed eS RAIDS via Thunderbolt through e-sata card to thunderbolt enclosures I have two G-Speed eS units stripped together to RAID5 and the G-Tech supplied por
Re: G-Speed eS (with RAID Controller card) via e-sata card to thunderbolt enclosure?
by Gene Gilbert 6 years ago
Hi Colin, Thanks for your post. Your G-SPEED eS can be used with a Thunderbolt adapter as long as the HBA card is Thunderbolt-aware. As it turns out, the RAID card that shipped with your G-SPEED eS is
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Radeon 5770 or 5870 for a 3.1 Mac Pro?
by Fabrizio D'Agnano 6 years ago
Since my workflow won't change in 2014, I've decided to squeeze some more life in my old 3.1 Mac Pro for a smoother transition to the new tube, TB arrays, adapters and whatever. OWC offers two options
Re: Radeon 5770 or 5870 for a 3.1 Mac Pro?
by Colin McQuillan 6 years ago
I put a 3gig 7970 in my 3,1 tower. HUGE increase in speed performance over the original nvidia card that came with my machine. I was also on the fence whether or not to upgrade to the new MacPro, but
External Program Monitor FCPX
by Patrick Morrow 6 years ago
Hello, Can someone tell me what Black Magic product at the cheapest price, that can provide me with a feed from a laptop to an external monitor. I am looking for full program out. Thanks!!! Patrick Mo
Re: External Program Monitor FCPX
by Colin McQuillan 6 years ago
The Mini Monitor Shane suggests is a great affordable output device for monitoring. I do a lot of cutting while on the road and use one to tap into hotel TV sets or my SmallHD monitor that I travel wi
FCPX 10.1 Lag
by Loren Risker 6 years ago
Anyone else struggling with lag Much worse on my machine than 10.0.9 I've closed all libraries except the current one. Wondering if it has something to do with my xsan volume. ------------- OutOfFocus
Re: FCPX 10.1 Lag
by Colin McQuillan 6 years ago
Since the update to 10.1 Mavericks all of the projects within one of my libraries has become extremely laggy beyond use. 3 seconds lag after any edit, nudge, audio adjustment - anything beyond skimmin
FCPX 10.1 title bug?
by Stan Johanssen 6 years ago
Since the last update of FCPX (10.1) i have had problems with titles "doubling up" on me. I can reproduce the problem with ... 1. Add a clip 2. Add a title (eg. Basic Lover Thirds) 3. Restart FCPX ...
Re: FCPX 10.1 title bug?
by Colin McQuillan 6 years ago
I haven't seen this issue yet - though rendering basic titles on my machine is now taking much longer since the update. Everything else seems faster and snappier though. I've also had to turn off auto
10.1 - Unable to relink to renamed files located within new libraries/ Files within the new library package contents are not searchable in finder
by Colin McQuillan 6 years ago
Something to take into consideration while upgrading to the new library structure: Having issues relinking to files that are contained within other libraries. Trouble I have come across is with a few
Re: 10.1 - Unable to relink to renamed files located within new libraries/ Files within the new library package contents are not searchable in finder
by Jeff Kirkland 6 years ago
Of course you no longer need to keep the files within the library so if you opt to keep your media in the finder you're free to bend and break them any way you want. Jeff Kirkland Video Producer South
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MacPro: More RAM or GPU
by Scott Williams 6 years ago
Help! Looking to buy the 6 core Mac Pro this Tuesday (assuming everything goes according to plan). As I understand the options, I can get the 6 core with any one of the three available FirePro gpu opt
Re: MacPro: More RAM or GPU
by Colin McQuillan 6 years ago
How well is C4D using the GPU these days I'm a couple versions behind and it is heavily CPU dependant for rendering and really only touches the gpu for previews. Colin McQuillan Vancouver, B.C.
A conversion with my wife this morning.
by Daniel Frome 6 years ago
My wife is a casual photographer, who is often using lightroom on my computer to do her photography. This morning I tried to entice her to get her own copy of lightroom, which she has been eyeing for
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Re: A conversion with my wife this morning.
by Rainer Schubert 6 years ago
Hey Mads Lost archive: For me it is absolutely not important, who will pay the fees to Adobe. The trouble is, that there is one. I create a few ten thousand of client files here every year. Many of th
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Maxons approach as compared to Adobe
by Chris Pettit 6 years ago
Got a phone call today from sales at Maxon to remind me that my service agreement (Maxon Service Agreement) expires next week. C4D r15 releases next week, so I thought I may as well save money now by
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Re: Maxons approach as compared to Adobe
by Walter Soyka 6 years ago
Mike Smith "Sorry Walter, but outsourced server infrastructure and outsourced manufacturing are not equivalent examples. " I'm curious as to why not, Mike. I only used examples of businesses who are
AJA Support for Adobe CS6!
by AJA Sales Department 7 years ago
New AJA Windows and Mac Plug-Ins for Adobe now support the recently released Adobe CS6, providing tighter integration between Adobe software and AJA I O devices for easier operation and huge performan
Re: AJA Support for Adobe CS6!
by Colin McQuillan 7 years ago
No Lhe support :-( Card still works great - too bad it has been shelved. Colin McQuillan Vancouver, B.C.
Free Upgrade to CS6 Not Working
by Jim Prisby 7 years ago
Recently purchased CS5.5 Production Premium so I could get CS6 Production premium upgrade for free. Got the email from Adobe to download CS6 production Premium for free today but it keeps charging me
Re: Free Upgrade to CS6 Not Working
by Colin McQuillan 7 years ago
Needless to say that left a very sour taste in my mouth.. Felt like they reached right into my wallet and pinched a couple hundred bucks from me.. Makes me cringe every year or two when I have to shov
What is the best way to shoot a iPhone/iPad video demo?
by Ryan Brown 8 years ago
I want to achieve the quality of this: http: vimeo.com 29278485 I just need to be able to see what's on the screen of the iPad or iPhone. What is the lighting solution to this Thanks!
Re: What is the best way to shoot a iPhone/iPad video demo?
by Steve Crow 8 years ago
Well, this is just a common sense answer but I would say the iPad has a glossy screen so I think what you want is soft ambient lighting with no hot spots and to make sure that whatever does happen to
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180 shutter or 1/1000 plus for 7d slo mo
by peter crawford 8 years ago
Hi people, im shooting a music video which involves a boxing scene where the director plans on lots of slo mo shots of faces being punched mouth guards flying out etc. Im still trying to decide whethe
Re: 180 shutter or 1/1000 plus for 7d slo mo
by Colin McQuillan 8 years ago
peter crawford "my understanding is this use all 50 frames to slow down rather than fcp recreating new frames to make it slow" Yes. If you are using FCP 7 (or lower) you need to do this other wise, w
Overcrank or 50p for slo mo
by peter crawford 8 years ago
Hi guys, Im shooting a music vid which features a boxing flight where ill need to shoot lots of slo mo,s of faces being punched etc. So some shots will have to be slowed considerably. I havent decided
Re: Overcrank or 50p for slo mo
by Colin McQuillan 8 years ago
If you go with 720p60 - once you have your 50% slomo you can slow it down a touch more in your editing application before you really start to loose resolution.. I'd say an extra 10-15% at best. To pus
Scratch on lens
by Max Frank 8 years ago
HI, I was given a lens from a friend because it has a tiny scratch on it. It's a Tamron 24-70 f2.8 and playing around with it, it seems like a really nice lens. I've shot some test stills and video, a
Re: Scratch on lens
by Colin McQuillan 8 years ago
Depending on the scratch you'll notice it more when near-focused and if it is deep enough to cause light refraction- typically if a light source is visible to the lens (like the effect of using an (x)
Top glass not needed for DSLR Video?
by Jack Rusak 8 years ago
I saw an interesting statement the other day that top flight glass was not necessary for good Dslr video because even at HD, video doesn't use that much resolution and opposed to still pictures. The a
Re: Top glass not needed for DSLR Video?
by Colin McQuillan 8 years ago
Jack Rusak "The author mentioned video "only" made use of about 2000k" I would imagine he is referring to the width of HD video (1980 pixels wide) as compared to the resolution of still photos. Like
Using Apple ProRes 422 with 5D MKll
by James Kohler 8 years ago
I've been using Panasonic HVX200's in my studio with FCP for years. I have a client that wants me to add a third camera for a shoot. The camera he wants me to use is the Canon 5D MKll. I shoot in 720P
Re: Using Apple ProRes 422 with 5D MKll
by Colin McQuillan 8 years ago
Steve Eisen "If you do chose the 5D, shoot 720 60 on both the HVX and the 5D." the 5D doesn't shoot 720p60. The 7D does - But I find it looks like junk due to the even larger gaps of line skipping on
Shooting Editing question (possible mixed format sequence)
by Carlos Martinez 8 years ago
First time poster long time reader. So here is what is up! Im shooting a video that the artist wants to use slo-motion and have a "film look" Equipment being used Canon 7D possible formats 1080 @ 24 1
Re: Shooting Editing question (possible mixed format sequence)
by Colin McQuillan 8 years ago
IMO 720p60 on the 7D looks awful... the pixel skipping becomes even more evident. If you need slo-mo I'd consider a different camera if possible or shoot 1080p30 and use twixtor to slo-mo as much as y
Rescue footage?
by Suley Suleman 8 years ago
Ok we shot an interview and the usual cam op was sick so we used the backup op. Now he was not too familiar with dslr so i walked him through it all remotely. Now the footage has been shot but focus i
Re: scue footage?
by Colin McQuillan 8 years ago
I like Noise Industries sharpen edge filter. Another trick may be to duplicate layers - add a soft edge elliptical mask around your subject on the top layer and use a Gaussian blur to soften the BG on
exporting 60fps to 24fps
by Elizabeth Allen 8 years ago
Hello! I shot and edited a wedding in 720p 60fps. Now my client wants me to export it so they watch it on apple tv. To do so I need it to be less than 30fps. I should have converted this before the ed
Re: exporting 60fps to 24fps
by Colin McQuillan 8 years ago
Elizabeth Allen "What do I do now I really do not want to reedit this beast." No worries - no need to re-cut! What version of FCP are you using 7 or X if X go Share Apple Devices Apple TV and voila!
Canon EOS Plugin/Lion/"contains unsupported media"
by elise london 8 years ago
Hi -- I have used the Canon EOS plugin trillions of times to transcode video from my Canon 7D. I know full well to keep the folder hierarchy intact and am always sure to do so and I never had any issu
Re: Canon EOS Plugin/Lion/"contains unsupported media"
by Colin McQuillan 8 years ago
There could be corrupt media in the folder or your hard drive may be on the way out. The only time I have had this issue was trying to import footage from a hard-drive that was failing. Colin McQuilla
Converted 5D footage flickers in FCP
by Morten Marthinsen 8 years ago
Hey all- I really need some help on this. I bought the Canon 5D Mark II and filmed some stuff. Then converted the footage to Apple XDcam EX 1080i60 (35MB s), 1980x1080, 29.97 fps and put it on a Apple
Re: Converted 5D footage flickers in FCP
by Colin McQuillan 8 years ago
Internal laptop drive could be your issue there.. You should have your ProRes footage on an external FW800 or eSata drive. Colin McQuillan Vancouver, B.C.
7D Green Bar issue
by Michael Castro 8 years ago
I recently noticed these three green bars that appear on my footage when recording video on my 7D. At first I thought it would only show up when you set the aperture and shutter speed at extreme setti
Re: 7D Green Bar issue
by Colin McQuillan 8 years ago
Throw up a frame if you can. As Steve mentioned it could be due to shooting incorrectly around fluorescent lighting - or could be a problem with the camera. Hard to tell without seeing it. Colin McQui
How to grading without messing up!?
by Bruno Fraga 8 years ago
Hi!! I'm color grading a comercial and I'm doing some LOMO look, but I notice when I change the Low, putting some blue lift on the image, it mess up, giving me an ugly digital noise. What do I have to
Re: How to grading without messing up!?
by Colin McQuillan 8 years ago
Thomas Morter-Laing " just out of interest isn't transcoding DSLR footage to 4444 a touch overkill " It really depends on what I am doing with the footage as to how I transcode. Is transcoding to a h
More lenses, or a camcorder?
by Chris Barnes 8 years ago
I currently shoot motocross related clips, mostly for youtube and some dvd. Usually 3-4 minute videos with lots of short clips pieced together with music. I love my T2i and the quality I "can" get is
Re: More lenses, or a camcorder?
by Colin McQuillan 8 years ago
The ex-1 is a great alternative - and I'd actually recomend it to many over the ex-3 as most folks I know who have the ex-3 don't use any of the extra features it has over the ex-1. You should be able
Syncing sound with Zoom and DSLR 24 fps video
by Bob Hager 8 years ago
I have elected to shoot 24 fps video with my Canon 7d, if I record my sound separately on to a Zoom, do I run the risk of having my audio drifting out of sync with video Thx Bob Hager Just a thought,
Re: Syncing sound with Zoom and DSLR 24 fps video
by Colin McQuillan 8 years ago
You should be fine, I use a Zoom H4N and marry the audio to DSLR video of varying frame rates without issue. The Zoom doesn't record timecode. Like all audio recorders it keeps time by sample rate (so
Just switched to macbook pro. What do I need?
by Chris Barnes 8 years ago
Hey guys, I just switched to a macbook pro for editing on the go. I shoot motocross cinematography and 99% of my clips are 3-4 minutes with interviews and music thrown in. My question is what do I nee
Re: Just switched to macbook pro. What do I need?
by Colin McQuillan 8 years ago
FCP 7 you would use the log and transfer function that would convert your footage to the ProRes flavour of your choice while importing. During this conversion process you need to walk away from the co
Canon Lenses
by James Wilhelmi 8 years ago
I'll soon be purchasing a 60D or 7D with the 18-135mm kit lens. I am looking to buy 1 additional lens to start out and was looking at the EF-S 60mm f 2.8 macro lens. I think this lens would be nice wi
Re: Canon Lenses
by Colin McQuillan 8 years ago
James Wilhelmi "Could you please explain why you would choose the 50 f1.4 over the 60 f2.8." Couple reasons I would pick the 50mm 1.4 over the 60 2.8. 1. The 60 is an EF-S lens, the 50 is full frame.
Sata Pro Express Card/34- OSX
by carry metkowski 8 years ago
I just recently installed OSX and now my sata card doesn't work. Looked for updates and new drivers- all installed- but nothing has worked. Any one have this problem New to Final Cut Pro Carry
Re: Sata Pro Express Card/34- OSX
by Colin McQuillan 8 years ago
I have a Sonnet Tempo card and had to update drivers when I upgraded to Lion. Which version of OSX did you install If you installed Snow Leopard, maybe the newest drivers aren't the ones you need Make
Canon 550D Best Compression techniques for Vimeo / YT
by Chris Wood 8 years ago
Just wondering what a good workflow is, assuming that I don't do any editing or colour work, so plopping the video straight from the SD card onto the Mac, and then rendering it so that the file size i
Re: Canon 550D Best Compression techniques for Vimeo / YT
by Colin McQuillan 8 years ago
If you have Compressor - It has good vimeo youtube presets. Otherwise follow the suggestions from the sites. Youtube's encoding FAQ is a good resource: http: support.google.com youtube bin static.py h
Advice next piece of gear
by John Young 8 years ago
Hey guys, Wanted to get everyone's opinion on my next purchase for my DSLR setup. I have got $1,500-$2,000 to use for my next piece of gear. Here is my current setup: Canon 7D, Canon EFS 17-55 lens, N
Re: Advice next piece of gear
by Steve Smede 8 years ago
Beyond the h4n-consumer rode combo, what's your workaround for audio Good clean sound is never sexy as a new lens or jib, but bad audio will undo any and every other purchase you would make. (Not that
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Judging exposure 7D
by Robin Probyn 8 years ago
Is it ok to judge exposure... in constant light situation pretty much just off the screen.. Thanks
Re: Judging exposure 7D
by Phil Balsdon 8 years ago
Cinematography or photography is all about the control of light to meet an expressive end. Everything needs to be examined and considered, unless you are doing bottom shelf 'run and gun' work with no
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Replacement for Cinema Tools to batch conform for overcrank?
by Mark Halloran 8 years ago
Now that Apple has nixed Final Cut 7 Studio, I'm desperately looking for a long-term replacement for Cinema Tools. Specifically, I use it to batch conform 60 fps (shot on my 7D) to other frame rates (
Re: Replacement for Cinema Tools to batch conform for overcrank?
by Mark Halloran 8 years ago
Cinema Tools works just fine-- and there's no "crying wolf" going on here: Just a desire to learn what the alternative options may be. My personal preference-- and it's just that-- is to migrate away
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7D Video File Recovery on Mac?
by Jeff Petersen 10 years ago
While deleting numerous large movie files off of my HD today, i accidentally deleted 5 or so video files (recorded from my Canon 7D just last night) and i am having trouble Recovering them. i started
Re: 7D Video File Recovery on Mac?
by Andrew Smith 8 years ago
Ok everyone. Here was my problem. I accidentally deleted several family movies directly off my 7D. Quit writing on the card right away. Tried recovery software after recovery software, even coughed up
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External audio recorders
by Casey Petersen 8 years ago
I am looking for something extremely simple and basic, and I need help. I currently have the Sony UWP wireless (lav) mic system...seen here: http: www.bhphotovideo.com c product 553686-REG Sony_UWP_V6
Re: External audio recorders
by Colin McQuillan 8 years ago
I don't know about the H1, but the H4N has a hold button. Even still I wouldn't recommend the setup you are thinking of. The hold button 'might' prevent the person from switching it off, but they stil
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Lion - Uh Oh
by Rick Fromet 8 years ago
Substitute "OSX LION" for "FCPX" and the reviews could be identical... http: gizmodo.com 5819418 mac-os-x-lion-this-is-not-the-future-we-were-hoping-for "Dumbed Down" "Bad User Experience" "Who's the
We are not alone....
by Joseph Owens 8 years ago
I used to think that "value added" meant under-promising and over-delivering. I used to think that professional conduct meant doing as much as you could, instead of as little as you could "get away wi
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7D overcrank looks horrible
by Brandon Kraemer 8 years ago
So I have a batch of 7D over-cranked footage and it looks dreadful, there is a ton of chatter in any thing that has detail such as peoples eyes and any lines of contrast in the background. I have seen
Re: 7D overcrank looks horrible
by Colin McQuillan 8 years ago
You are dealing with the overcrank correctly.. If you skipped Cinema Tools, FCP would butcher your slomo. (Instead of playing back each frame to playback at 25fps FCP throws half the frames away and b
Things I learned making a documentary with a camera backpack in Hanoi
by Rob Tinworth 8 years ago
I recently spent four weeks in Hanoi while my wife was working there doing doctory stuff. I wanted to explore what was possible making a film out of a backpack, so I spent the weeks wandering the stre
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Re: Things I learned making a documentary with a camera backpack in Hanoi
by Tony Gonzalez 8 years ago
Rob, I didn't get a chance to check out your doc yet but I too shot one for about 10 days in LA a few months back using the 5D. I did have a sound man with me, a producer and correspondent and those e
Please settle a debate for me - FCP window arrangements affect performance?
by John Davidson 8 years ago
I like to have our 2 screen edit systems set up in the Avid format - Files effects etc on the left monitor, and timeline, viewer, and canvas on the right monitor. I've worked like this for 6 years sta
Re: Please settle a debate for me - FCP window arrangements affect performance?
by David Roth Weiss 8 years ago
Don Walker "Does that also mean I can edit by thought now " The "edit by thought" features of X-Files technology will initially be available only to experienced filmmakers with more than 20-years in
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arri alexa editing on fcp AJA cona 3g
by naresh kumar 8 years ago
I m about to edit a arri alexa footage for the the first time. my system configuration is 8 core mac pro i4 gb RAM aja kona 3g capture card nvidia fx 4800 graphics card 3 tb HDD FCP 7.02 i want to kno
Re: arri alexa editing on fcp AJA cona 3g
by Jeremy Garchow 8 years ago
Bob Zelin "You are part of the team, and they must respect you - the editor, and discuss with you what they are doing. " Can you PLEASE send an email to ALL of my clients with this sentiment Or make
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Work Lights for Production Lights.. Am I mad for even considering this…?
by Colin McQuillan 9 years ago
I have been interested in picking up couple Kino Diva's + Kino Barfly kit for some time but the cost is a little much so i've been holding off, renting when needed. I found these fluorescent work ligh
Re: Work Lights for Production Lights.. Am I mad for even considering this…?
by Todd Terry 9 years ago
Bill Davis "I remember hauling my fluorescent shop lights on stands into stores back in my early days." I remember doing that last week. Seriously, we have a number of Home Depot shop lights that we
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