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Craig Ricker

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July 26th 2011
213 Posts
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1080p25 to Blu Ray - How to enable psf?
by Craig Ricker 2 years ago
How do I enable progressive segmented frames when converting 1080p25 source material to 1080i50 H.264 Blu Ray spec. Blu Ray only supports 1080i50 and when doing a test encode, and watching back on my
How to delay audio on USB DAC so my monitoring TV is in sync
by Craig Ricker 4 years ago
So my monitoring TV is being fed by a Blackmagic Intensity Pro over HDMI. I have a Focusrite 2i2 which i'm using as USB DAC which feeds into my Mackie speakers. The TV is processing the HDMI signal, f
LTO-7 Pricing hints start to emerge
by Tim Jones 4 years ago
Hi Folks, IBM has dropped the first shoe in LTO-7 pricing by announcing their LTO-7 media pricing. IBM LTO-7 MEDIA INFORMATON AND PRICING $7,428 gets you a 20 pack. That's $371.40 per tape in 20+ quan
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Re: LTO-x vs StorageTek
by Craig Ricker 4 years ago
WOW! Having had no experience in purchasing LTO systems before, I have been waiting for LTO7 assuming it was going to be priced similarly to LTO 6 + a new technology overhead....... BUT 3-4x the price
Media Cache on Shared Network
by Alex Neuman 5 years ago
Hi All: We have 5 Adobe Premiere Pro CC stations and are using shared storage. We are not sure what's the best way to deal with Media Cache files. Should all machines point to the same folder on our S
Re: Media Cache on Shared Network
by Craig Ricker 4 years ago
What were your issues saving the cache files to the SAN We just got an editshare system installed, and to save having to rebuild media cache files, I was hoping to set the location to a volume all use
Shared storage + MAM system + LTO
by Craig Ricker 4 years ago
Looking to do a significant upgrade in our workflows. This will include a MAM, central shared storage, and a LTO system when LTO7 is released. So far have investigated and found: Empress EMAM - $17k (
Re: Shared storage + MAM system + LTO
by Jason Starne 4 years ago
Hi Craig, I believe you're on the right track also with CatDV at the from end. There are many solutions out there on the server side and in my opinion since that will become your heart for the MAM you
Panasonic GH4 4k video - Apple ProRes or ProRes HQ?
by Ryan Wirick 5 years ago
I'm trying to figure out the best workflow to edit 4k video in FCP7. I'm shooting on a Panasonic GH4. I don't think the native codec (H.264, Linear PCM) is compatible with the log and transfer workflo
Re: Panasonic GH4 4k video - Apple ProRes or ProRes HQ?
by Craig Ricker 4 years ago
BUMP Mac Pro 2.4Ghz 8 core, 24GB RAM, GTX 670
Who's using Adobe Premiere Pro CC on a Share Netowrk (NAS)
by Chris Brown 6 years ago
Hey I work at a small production company and we've been using a 1Gig Ethernet line connected to a Synology DS1812+, to share media to 4 Mac Pros running FCP 7. Everything was fine (a little slow at ti
Re: Who's using Adobe Premiere Pro CC on a Share Netowrk (NAS)
by Craig Ricker 4 years ago
Hi Chris, Are you using 7 editors off a editshare field 2 at the one time How much storage do you have in the field 2 We mainly want the editshare software flow, ark etc. But wanted to do it on the ch
Trouble Configuring 10GbE Network
by Jonathan Loomis 5 years ago
Hi all, We're moving 4 of our Premiere editors onto their own dedicated 10GbE network and I'm having two serious issues that I'm trying to troubleshoot. First off our setup is a late 2014 Mac Mini ser
Re: Trouble Configuring 10GbE Network
by Craig Ricker 4 years ago
Our company has a Synology Rackstation RS3614xs, I was tempted to make a move from internal raid 10's to everyone (3 mac pro edit suites) editing directly from the NAS in a raid 6 setup. Its currently
10 GBE Synology NAS for 1080p RAW CinemaDNG video editing
by Jean-David Cimus 5 years ago
Hi all I'm working on a self-funded project for documentary movie production, and trying to get the best setting I get with my setup. I have a Synology ds2015xs in RAID6 (but also tried RAID 5 and RAI
Re: 10 GBE Synology NAS for 1080p RAW CinemaDNG video editing
by Craig Ricker 4 years ago
Can we get an update on what your outcome and solution choice was We have a Synology RackStation RS3614xs and currently loaded up with 8 x 6TB WD Red drives in Raid 6. Currently we edit directly from
CC 2015 Previews Not Real Time
by Simon Roughan 4 years ago
Hi everyone. After installing CC 2015, my previews are no longer in real time. Even as low as 4-5 frames per second. I have a Z820 workstation with 64 gig ram , and an nvidia quadro 6000 plus a tesla
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Re: CC 2015 Previews Not Real Time
by Craig Ricker 4 years ago
Same boat here. Just upgraded, and RAM previews are gone, replaced with something called "Live Preview". Its about 10 times slower. Just trying to playback 1 HD stream goes at like 2-3 frames a second
CatDV vs. Cantemo
by Jeff Handy 7 years ago
Has anyone evaluated or used Cantemo Going over the features, it seems to fall right in line with CatDV's product line. Anything I should know HandyGeek
Re: CatDV vs. Cantemo
by Craig Ricker 4 years ago
Are you using prelude to rename clips on ingest onto your NAS or other media storage system. Then you have axle see the new footage, and you add metadata there How do you bring footage into say premie
limit voice with compressor - how?
by Michael Paul 4 years ago
I'm starting to get the feeling that I don't exactly know how compressors work. My voice has a lot of ups and downs and I am already adjusting the audio by hand, cutting each part and adjusting the au
Re: limit voice with compressor - how?
by Craig Ricker 4 years ago
Hey Michael, Essentially you use the threshold to set the point at which compression will start occuring. You then set the ratio, to determine how sharp the knee of the compression will occur. The hig
Premiere Pro CC with an external audio interface (Mac OS X)
by Merlin Vandenbossche 6 years ago
Dear fellow editors, My facility will be updating to the 2013 Mac Pro soon and we are looking how to transfer support some of our existing hardware to work with the new Mac Pro and it's new interfaces
Re: Premiere Pro CC with an external audio interface (Mac OS X)
by Craig Ricker 4 years ago
Hi Merlin, Sorry to see that you received no response. I'm actually curious to hear what setup you went with in the end. Did you find that using a decklink card and seperate audio interface device suc
How to bend a bunch of cloned cubes over time
by Craig Ricker 4 years ago
Basically, i'm trying to create a wave like effect as if the cubes were seaweed in the water, moving with the movement of the waves. My approach was, to use a bend deformer and make a cube bend. Done
Re: How to bend a bunch of cloned cubes over time
by Craig Ricker 4 years ago
Heck, that is perfect! How easy it is to get frustrated at the small things when they are just staring you in the face! Thankyou! Mac Pro 2.4Ghz 8 core, 24GB RAM, GTX 670
Offline editing a 4K Concert to be onlined / colored / mastered in 4k. Can someone check my workflow?
by Bryan Roberts 5 years ago
Hi all, For the next couple weeks, I'm cutting a big live concert that's going to be making the rounds Xmas '15 and it was shot in 4K and provided offline res (1080p) files for me to cut with that wer
Re: Offline editing a 4K Concert to be onlined / colored / mastered in 4k. Can someone check my workflow?
by Craig Ricker 5 years ago
Just make a text file that states, what you renamed from and too, and tell your secure storage facility to hang onto it. That way they can always rename their files if need be. Mac Pro 2.4Ghz 8 core,
Graphics problem after Yosemite upgrade
by Paul Jones 5 years ago
I was wondering if anyone is experiencing graphics crashing after upgrading to Yosemite. It seems to be particularly bad on Premiere Pro and Photoshop. Exactly the same is happening on my iMac and Mac
Re: Graphics problem after Yosemite upgrade
by Craig Ricker 5 years ago
Not sure about you guys. But the problem has now cleared, since Apple released 10.10.2 combined with the latest cuda driver 6.5.46 I no longer have any crashes or graphics glitching and its been this
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GH4 10bit 1080p25 or 1080p50
by Craig Ricker 5 years ago
Can anyone with this camera confirm that you do not get a true progressive 10bit signal out from this camera in 25p or 50p at 1080. Atomos is saying that it will put out a 50i signal when set to 25p.
Re: GH4 10bit 1080p25 or 1080p50
by Craig Ricker 5 years ago
Appears the latest firmware has not changed anything in this regard. Seeing on the atomos forums again, people mentioning they believe Panasonic will release a firmware fix for this in mid november. B
Panasonic GH4 and Atomos Ninja
by Mike Rangel 5 years ago
Can you hookup the GH4 directly to a Ninja Or do you have to hook the camera up to that add on bottom guy How about Sony A7s do you have to use Sony's recorder or can you use Atomos Ninja
Re: Panasonic GH4 and Atomos Ninja
by Craig Ricker 5 years ago
Any chance you can confirm what Atomos is saying, that the GH4 is only outputting the 1080p25 10bit signal at 50i I really need to do green screen work on a live broadcast (virtual set) and require 10
Setting up a cheap broadcast solution from scratch
by Craig Ricker 5 years ago
Hi guys, Simply put, trying to setup a very low budget (under $50k) studio broadcast setup for a 1 hour fortnightly forum show. I'm mainly looking for input here on the best way to do video playback t
Re: Setting up a cheap broadcast solution from scratch
by Craig Ricker 5 years ago
Wrong forum I see. None of this stuff is rocket science, and even if it was, i'm sure I'd be able to work it out with time. Paying money to rent a studio is exactly why we are looking into doing one o
Setting up a cheap broadcast solution from scratch - input welcomed
by Craig Ricker 5 years ago
Hi guys, Simply put, trying to setup a very low budget (under $50k) studio broadcast setup for a 1 hour fortnightly forum show. I'm mainly looking for input here on the best way to do video playback t
Re: Setting up a cheap broadcast solution from scratch - input welcomed
by M. Venom 5 years ago
If you are going with option go definitely include one Hyperdeck studio Pro, for the thunderbolt capture capability and as far as encoding you can run a computer with Telestream Wirecast, great encodi
Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 Multi Cam
by Victoria Guzik 6 years ago
Hi, Has amyone used the edit feature for multi-camera in Pemiere Pro 2.0 I have a two camera shoot that I would like to edit, but I would like to keep both audio tracks. One audio track is through the
Re: Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 Multi Cam
by Craig Ricker 6 years ago
You will need to make a duplicate of the single audio track after making all multi cam edits. Then highlight everything from that new track, right click and go to multi camera, and select the audio ch
Find a sound special track?
by Craig Ricker 6 years ago
Simple question. I've applied a sound special track to an object in my scene which I was animating to. I would like to now delete that sound, but cant find what item I attached it to... How can I find
Re: Find a sound special track?
by Craig Ricker 6 years ago
Thanks mate that helped heaps and I was able to delete the sound. It didn't however help me find the sound originally. So if you forget what layer the sound is attached to, I guess you just have to go
Align to center of another layer without moving that layer
by Craig Ricker 6 years ago
Is there a way to align a second layer, to the center of another layer, but without moving that layer. I find when I select 2 layers and say align center, they both move positions within the comp. I j
Re: Align to center of another layer without moving that layer
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 6 years ago
If you have CS6 CC, you can SHIFT+Parent to move the second layer towards the center of the first layer. This assumes that the Anchor Point of the second layer is at its center. Alternatively, you use
JVC GY-HM750E horrible noise in footage
by Craig Ricker 8 years ago
Hi there, Our company recently purchased a GY-HM750E. The camera has beautiful form factor, but we have noticed that it has very very poor low light ability (small chips, so we'll say thats fine). BUT
Re: JVC GY-HM750E horrible noise in footage
by Craig Ricker 6 years ago
Even recording to a Black magic hyper deck in pro res 422 HQ, I still get tons of noise. Probably the worst camera i've come across for noise. 1080p is definitely more noisy than 720p Mac Pro 2 x 2.4G
Adobe media encoder and MXF to ProRes
by Craig Ricker 6 years ago
Basically, everytime I use prelude to load a bunch of MXF files into media encoder and get transcoded to ProRes, I always get Adobe media encoder hanging. Has anyone ever had success getting this to o
Re: Adobe media encoder and MXF to ProRes
by Ryan Holmes 6 years ago
What version of Adobe are you running (CS5.5, CS6, CC ) Up to date Are you pulling the files off the CF card before running them through Prelude (i.e. copying to a hard drive) I've found problems with
Canon c300 files fail in After Effects and Prelude.
by Jon Lewis 7 years ago
Hello all, - I'm working on a 2.6ghz macbook pro retina with 16gb ram - CS6 prelude, premiere pro, and after effects - Canon c300 footage (MXF files) - files located on internal hard drive (512gb SSD)
Re: Canon c300 files fail in After Effects and Prelude.
by Craig Ricker 6 years ago
Adobe media encoder also fails to transcode groups of mxf files imported from prelude. It just crashes. This is on the latest CC. Mac Pro 2 x 2.4Ghz, 16GB RAM, GTX 660
Build a wall of layers
by Craig Ricker 6 years ago
What i'd like to do, is use multiple different sized images, and have them layed out in 3 x 3 grid. I'd also like to have them slowly zooming in, but not losing their symmetry in the grid. Now i've do
Re: Build a wall of layers
by Tudor "Ted" Jelescu 6 years ago
I don't quite get what you're after, but if I am at least close these can help: http: www.redgiant.com products all planespace http: aescripts.com layers2grid http: www.motion-graphics-exchange.com af
How to import footage directly into a folder
by Craig Ricker 6 years ago
Very simple quesiton, that i've just worked around for ages. is there a way to import items directly into a folder inside after effects. I work genearlly with 1 project for multiple items in a project
Re: How to import footage directly into a folder
by John Cuevas 6 years ago
Click on the folder to select it before you import and everything will be imported into that folder. Johnny Cuevas, Editor Thinkck.com "I have not failed 700 times. I have succeeded in proving that th
Dodgey way to switch HD SDI
by Craig Ricker 6 years ago
Ok so just wanted to know if you can simply switch between 2 HD SDI feeds down into 1 HD SDI feed through a composite BNC switch. As far as I can tell they both use 75 Ohm cables and connectors. I tri
Re: Dodgey way to switch HD SDI
by Craig Ricker 6 years ago
I am using Coax 75 ohm cable (R151), with maximum lengths of about 2-3m so i'm assuming i'm ok in terms of the cable. Its certainly been passing HD signals from my camera to external monitor all this
How to place a null at the axis of one face in an object?
by Craig Ricker 7 years ago
The main goal I have in mind is I'd like to use the axis data of this face to put a null. The face is the screen of a phone and i'd like to have a null there so I can render out the null position rota
Re: How to place a null at the axis of one face in an object?
by Brian Jones 7 years ago
You need to use Mesh Axis Center Axis Center... the other axis center commands (in the same Mesh menu) can get the axis in the right place but only the full command gives you the ability to not only p
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How to Create a Live Broadcasting Internet Station?
by Gent Ng 6 years ago
Hello, I've been researching (I'm totally new to this) on how to set up a full service, professional and commercial TV station with a variety of programming. But I haven't been able to strip down to t
Re: How to Create a Live Broadcasting Internet Station?
by Craig Ricker 6 years ago
You need a couple of cameras (if doing live presentations), some pre made content with a playback device such as a black magic hyper deck, switcher, a live streaming encoder, an account with a CDN, an
Premiere to Audition for final mix down - MULTIPLE QUESTIONS
by Craig Ricker 7 years ago
FCP Soundtrack Pro background Im trying to find out the best way to approach my audio when considering i'll be sending it to Audition for its final mixdown. Some of the issues I have come across I'd l
Re: Premiere to Audition for final mix down - MULTIPLE QUESTIONS
by Craig Ricker 7 years ago
Thanks for the help guys! Mac Pro 2 x 2.4Ghz, 16GB RAM, GTX 660
Cannot unlock a layer?
by Craig Ricker 7 years ago
Hey guys having an issue where I'm opening an image I have scanned in as a Tiff through a photocopier. It opens fine, but everything is greyed out like it is locked. I however cannot unlock it. Is thi
Re: Cannot unlock a layer?
by Simon Modery 7 years ago
Did you maybe scan the image as grayscale or "indexed colours" In this case you need to convert it RGB or CMYK first. Select Image Mode from the drop down menu and select the colour space you want. He
Australia broadcast luma and chroma limits
by Craig Ricker 7 years ago
Hi there, Trying to find out what the broadcast safe limits are for luma and chroma in Australia. Is it different per broadcaster Just want the gist: is it 0-100 on luma -20 to 130 on chroma Mac Pro 2
Re: Australia broadcast luma and chroma limits
by Craig Ricker 7 years ago
So I had a read through that document. Didnt discuss DV Pal, rather it was in regards to HD broadcast, but assuming they wish to have the same levels I found this to be what they said. So assuming I a
how to screen out black from a layer but then use in a precomp
by Craig Ricker 7 years ago
Its killing me that I cant work this out. It seems like there is something simple I'm missing. Simply put. I have a video of a flame on a black background. I create an image of a candle and then use s
Re: how to screen out black from a layer but then use in a precomp
by Darby Edelen 7 years ago
Set your candle and flame layer to 3D inside your pre-comp, then enable collapse transformations on each instance of that pre-comp in your main cake comp. That should do it. If you need to adjust mate
Painting on a text layer
by Eric Olson 8 years ago
Is it possible to paint on a text layer I'd like to reveal the text using the paint tools but I don't see anyway to paint on the layers. I would use write-on or stroke but I need a bigger brush than 5
Re: Painting on a text layer
by Craig Ricker 7 years ago
Is there not a way to do what the OP asked though I too would like to use paint tools to reveal a text layer. Would of liked to be able to paint in the text layers alpha channel. Like you can do in a
Changing reverb on 1 clip over time in a multitrack sequence
by Craig Ricker 7 years ago
Ok so heres what I wish to do: Edit entire film in premiere. Create a SFX track from soundtrack pro. Then do a final mix down via sending sequence to audition. I would like to apply effects to various
Re: Changing reverb on 1 clip over time in a multitrack sequence
by Angelo Lorenzo 7 years ago
In Multitrack, effects are per track. Add effects to your rack and turn the wet dry mix to 0%. You can then turn on the effects mix as an automation envelope on each clip to turn it on from its defaul
Envelope Point (keyframe) editing in Audition CS6
by Paul Figgiani 7 years ago
Unless I'm missing something - there is no way to set a specific dB value to a volume envelope point Is editing the value limited to dragging the point If this is the case I find it near impossible to
Re: Envelope Point (keyframe) editing in Audition CS6
by Craig Ricker 7 years ago
Same
Anchor point issue
by Craig Ricker 7 years ago
This has got to be so simple and every post i've read makes it sound so! But for the life of me it aint working. I have a picture layer in my composition. With 2 position keyframes. I simply want to m
Re: Anchor point issue
by Craig Ricker 7 years ago
You are correct of course, I was just curious about fixing it after I had made the mistake of first building the movement points. Or if I had a situation where I wished to move the anchor point mid wa
How to animate the splitting of a blood vessel as if its burst
by Craig Ricker 7 years ago
Hey guys, I'm not very good with cinema 4d, just been teaching myself with no real instruction. What i'm trying to make at the moment, is a blood vessel bursting and letting blood cells leak out. Got
Re: How to animate the splitting of a blood vessel as if its burst
by Rasmus Gerner 7 years ago
You can connect objects weld point using weldtool (hotkey M+Q). What you want is to hand animate each point. It will be easier to use morph tag if you have it. You can also use cloth or a plugin like
Exploding a single clone via mograph selection tag
by Craig Ricker 7 years ago
I'm getting frustrated that I cant work this out. I say put a cube under a cloner object and make a grid of cubes. I then select 1 cube via mograph selection tool. How can I make this cube explode Can
Re: Exploding a single clone via mograph selection tag
by Brian Jones 7 years ago
Explosion or Explosion Fx deformers came long before Mograph and don't have a tie-in to Mograph Selection. You'd have to use two clones in a Coner but use the Shader effector (which can use the Mograp
What color profile to use on my monitors?
by Craig Ricker 7 years ago
So one of my monitors was showing different colors and I found it was set differently to its twin, i.e it had a different color profile set. So my question is, if i'm making videos destined for the we
Re: What color profile to use on my monitors?
by Jose Angel Lago Leiros 7 years ago
Hi, in my old school days, some teacher tell us about "audio quality control" on the studio control room... so he insist on we used the best headphones we can... and make signal process to get the bes
Cinema 4d to AE null issue
by Craig Ricker 7 years ago
I know that this issue is covered alot and lots of good answers, but I just cant get it to work anymore. I export out of cinema 4d, with an external compositing tag attached to a very basic cube face.
Re: Cinema 4d to AE null issue
by Adam Trachtenberg 7 years ago
Is it possible that you have a different frame rate between your AE comp and Cinema scene
Cinema 4d to AE, external compositing tag/null in AE not sitting where null is in C4D?
by Craig Ricker 7 years ago
So i've worked with C4D to AE many times before, but I'm not sure what's going on this time round. I have 7 mini tv screens stacked on each other, with a small camera movement around them. The actual
Re: Cinema 4d to AE, external compositing tag/null in AE not sitting where null is in C4D?
by Craig Ricker 7 years ago
Still attempting to find the solution to this one Is there no one out there that can take a quick look at the file and tell me if I'm doing something wrong
Cinema 4d Picture viewer showing strange stuff?
by Craig Ricker 7 years ago
So working on my Retina Macbook Pro, and have a material with an earth map and glow on it attached to my sphere. It renders fine, as in the images are fine in after effects or any other program, but i
Re: Cinema 4d Picture viewer showing strange stuff?
by Brian Jones 7 years ago
try turning off OpenGL in the preferences, does it disappear
Making a ball of cubes?
by Craig Ricker 7 years ago
Hey guys trying to do this exactly: http: vimeo.com 16493007 Would like to know how to get a cloner to arrange the cubes so perfectly on a sphere like this Also i'm using broadcast version of cinema 4
Re: Making a ball of cubes?
by Craig Ricker 7 years ago
An additional problem: I notice that if I put the distribution method of the cloner into anything other than vertex, it does not treat the clones as a single soft body any more Is this just a broadcas
Upresing dv pal 16:9 progressive to 720p - Getting jagged lines
by Craig Ricker 8 years ago
Ok so heres the story. If I play my original clip before its been uprezzed in quicktime, and view it at say 300% bigger, the edges are still very smooth no jagged lines. I run the clip through compres
Re: Upresing dv pal 16:9 progressive to 720p - Getting jagged lines
by Craig Ricker 8 years ago
I sure am. Although all of the cameras are set to progressive (PSF) anyway.
Best (worst) offline edit codec
by Craig Ricker 8 years ago
Hi there, Im currently filming with a go pro, but looking to purchase a Canon e60D soon. Both of these film in H.264. As editing in a GOP format is crappy, I am looking to convert these into an interf
Re: Best (worst) offline edit codec
by Craig Ricker 8 years ago
Say your native footage is 1920 x 1080. is there a way to do a offline with a smaller resolution say dv pal 16:9 anamorphic. And then reconnect without any sizing issues to a 1920 x 1080 footage On al
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