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Is Compressor a serious product?
by Gabriele Sartori 1 week ago
I'm always puzzled by Apple Compressor. I like a lot the interface, I like to use it offline for transcoding. It's dramatically slow, we are in 2017 and to see only 21% of my resources used is depress
Re: Is Compressor a serious product?
by Craig Seeman 3 days ago
Tom Sefton "Perhaps the task being offloaded to GPU or hardware acceleration of h264 might help " Recent versions of Compressor use Intel QuickSync to speed encoding. Xeon processors don't have the i
Streamclip Not Playing Video Properly...
by Mark Pybus 5 years ago
Hello, Whenever I load a file into Streamclip (1.9.2), the top 1 5th of the video is cut off. This happens regardless of what type of file I load into Streamclip. When I export from Streamclip, the ex
Re: Streamclip Not Playing Video Properly...
by Craig Seeman 5 days ago
Alas MPEGStreamclip developed stopped years ago. Note the beta (from 2012) never became a release version. VLC is still very much alive for Playback and HandBrake for encoding otherwise it's time to m
OT: iPhone X short film
by Oliver Peters 7 days ago
https: www.youtube.com watch time_continue=5&v=DQRJSxV2lLs I'm sure this isn't "handheld" straight out of the box. Nevertheless, nice looking. - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
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Re: OT: iPhone X short film
by Craig Seeman 6 days ago
This is what they list Gear used in this film: Table Tripod Marsace -- http: amzn.to 2hnWsqp Tripod Adapter MeFOTO -- http: amzn.to 2iWuX7A Monopod Gitzo -- http: amzn.to 2yYsRiM Video Head Manfrotto
Adding a Closed Caption File and Compression
by Alex Schmidt 1 week ago
Hello everyone! I am currently stuck in a multi step workflow of adding Closed Caption files to final assets, and exporting to match station specs. I currently use Media Encoder, Compressor, and Episo
Re: Adding a Closed Caption File and Compression
by Craig Seeman 7 days ago
There's Telestream Vantage. Basically the number of Desktop Encoders seem to be in decline because Adobe Media Encoder (as part of CC) and Apple Compressor ($50) meet so many basic needs there is much
2017 Mac Mini review
by andy patterson 2 weeks ago
Just a simple review of the Mac Mini. It works OK for my needs but it would be hard to recommend a Mac Mini over a Windows PC. Overall I like the Mac Mini but they are pricey. Let me know your thought
Re: 2017 Mac Mini review
by Craig Seeman 2 weeks ago
"With 2017 coming to a close, we're not likely to see a new Mac mini until 2018 at the earliest." I'm not sure if that really qualifies as a rumor (yet). I have no doubt there will be a future it's ju
2013 nMac Pro with eGPU for FCPX?
by Michael Hadley 2 weeks ago
As new iMac Pros and Mac Pros appear on the horizon, wondering if there's any way to get more bang out of my now old 2013 Mac Pro trashcan. While I know it's possible to use an eGPU over Thunderbolt 2
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Re: 2013 nMac Pro with eGPU for FCPX?
by Craig Seeman 2 weeks ago
Noah Kadner "Mac Pro's older Xeon processor lacks." It'll be interesting to hear how the new iMac Pro Xeons handles this (H.264) along with H.265.
Laptop
by Rich Rubasch 3 weeks ago
We are a mac shop but with streaming and everything we ask a laptop to do what is a great bulletproof platform for streaming Would like an Ethernet port for a direct cable connection to the network bu
Re: Laptop
by Craig Seeman 3 weeks ago
Rich Rubasch "Also, if you use a laptop, do you also use a second monitor for Wirecast windows, Little Snitch, the live feed etc Curious if the second screen is the answer or a second laptop like a M
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Sony PXW-Z90 Test footage from Vortex Media
by Craig Seeman 1 month ago
According to Doug Jensen of Vortex Media this is just a test as he tests the capabilities and limits of the camera and works on his custom settings. The camera is still a prerelease version. From the
High Sierra
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
https: www.cnet.com news 7-things-to-know-before-upgrading-to-macos-high-sierra-10-13 http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2001-the-new-macos-high-sierra-is-launched-today-should-you-upgrade - Oliv
Re: High Sierra
by Craig Seeman 2 months ago
But did the drive reformat to APFS That is the question.
Wirecast, anyone?
by Todd Terry 2 months ago
Hey all.... Would there happen to be any Wirecast experts (or just users) in here that I could hit up off forum for some techie advice I'm trying in desperation to get some IP cameras to work with it,
Re: Wirecast, anyone?
by Craig Seeman 2 months ago
I was sleeping in the cow patch https: forums.creativecow.net readpost 260 818
Getting IP cameras to work
by Todd Terry 2 months ago
Hey all... Are there any tips or tricks that I don't know about to get IP cameras to work with Wirecast Play I've tried everything I know, I have a couple of cameras that I'd like to feed into Wirecas
Re: Getting IP cameras to work
by Craig Seeman 2 months ago
There was a Wirecast Play Studio that has the same IP support as Wirecast Studio. No longer available though. Wirecast Cam should work with Wirecast Play. That's an iPhone app though. It can autodetec
PXW-X70 Picture Quality
by Scott Rouse 2 months ago
Hello all, I am new to the forum so if this has been addressed please let me know when I can go to see it. I just shot an interview with 2 cameras one was a PWX-X70 and the other was a PXW-FS5. I used
Re: PXW-X70 Picture Quality
by Craig Seeman 2 months ago
https: forums.creativecow.net readpost 142 883121
FCPX Will Not Open After Pixel Film Studios Plugin Install
by Greg Ondera 2 months ago
I may as well give these details first: Mac Pro Early 2008 OS 10.11.6 El Capitan 2x 3.2 Quad-Core 32 GB 800 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM So to start off, I am told not to upgrade the OS on this early 2008 Mac Pro
Re: FCPX Will Not Open After Pixel Film Studios Plugin Install
by Craig Seeman 2 months ago
Create a New User Admin account. Make sure there are no Login items (things that run as soon as you log in). Reboot the computer and log in to the new user account and then open FCPX.
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ex-3
by will primrose 3 months ago
I'm still using my ex-3 for a lot of stuff that I do. while I'm not really a camera op, I'm more into gear and lights, I still use it to shoot my own personal projects. is anyone else still using them
Re: ex-3
by Craig Seeman 3 months ago
Had an EX1 and sold it and bought an X70 a while back. I still generally deliver 1080 but I use 4K for shot reposition and stabilization in post.
Gamma shift with LUTs in Coremelt's Chromatic
by Thomas O'Carroll 3 months ago
Has anyone else noticed that Coremelt's new plugin, Chromatic, makes a brighter picture compared to CGC finale or LUT utility (or mLUT!) when using the same LUT in both It looks to me like a gamma shi
Re: Gamma shift with LUTs in Coremelt's Chromatic
by Craig Seeman 3 months ago
Hmm, I ran into another issue, severe luma clamping before applying any processing. It simply hard clamped luma to 100 when applying Chromatic. Even changing their "illegal Colors" to "Do Not Clamp" h
Sony fdr-ax100 picture profile settings?
by Toby Mills 3 months ago
HI. I brought both a Sony FDR-AX100 camera for multicam filming with my Sony PXW-X70. I was advised by a professional film sales rep that they are essentially the same cameras, with the same lens, sen
Re: Sony fdr-ax100 picture profile settings?
by Craig Seeman 3 months ago
It can be time consuming especially if you're not entirely familiar with all the tweaks possible in the X70 PP settings. Using scopes though helps you see the results of what each tweak does. Trying t
Frame rate for "OJ Made in America"
by Jim Watt 4 months ago
I'm DP on a doc that starts next week and my plan is to shoot 24P for the interviews (FS7) and for B-roll shoot 30P just to get a little crisper shot than I would in 24P. My producer really likes the
Re: Frame rate for "OJ Made in America"
by Craig Seeman 4 months ago
I would test the 30p in 24p timeline before you commit. There may be temporal artifacts that might look feel odd depending on the content. If you just want crisper you could shot with a faster shutter
ex-3 shallow depth of field quest
by barbara daly 4 months ago
I shoot a lot of interviews with an ex 3 and would like better results when I hope for shallow depth of field. a Fuji ACM-18 adapter came with the camera ( now nearly 10 years old ). Does anyone have
Re: ex-3 shallow depth of field quest
by Craig Seeman 4 months ago
I believe one reason why you see aperture "limitations" on some of the newer cameras is that large sensors do require more light. This is one reason people opt for interchangeable lens cameras where o
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Compression advice
by Ben Hull 4 months ago
Hello everyone. Long time reader, first time poster, so forgive me if this has been answered many times in the past and I ve just not found it. I am making a series of 50, 35 minute videos for a clien
Re: Compression advice
by Craig Seeman 4 months ago
You're welcome of course.
Campark Action Cam footage not editable - what to convert to??
by Adrian Nowski 4 months ago
Hi All, This is my first post on the forum. I am an amateur video editor. I have recently bought a 4K Action Cam - Campark. Footage from this camera in standard 1920x1080 edits in Vegas Pro without an
Re: Campark Action Cam footage not editable - what to convert to??
by Craig Seeman 4 months ago
If Vegas and PPro show the same issue perhaps it's something about decoding the GOP structure that's at issue. Can you try converting it to DNxHR which is an iFrame codec
Episode Pro Replacement
by Dwight Duncan 4 months ago
Now that Episode Pro is EOL what other products are out there to take it's place other than Compressor and Media Encoder Sorenson Squeeze Desktop Pro is the closest I have found. What other exist if a
Re: Episode Pro Replacement
by Craig Seeman 4 months ago
I'd be surprised if there were something else for the Mac (it seems that's your focus since you mention Compressor). If you're looking at Enterprise encoding on Windows there's Telestream Vantage.
Episode 7.4 released July 5, 2017
by Craig Seeman 5 months ago
Link to Release Notes Episode 7.4 IMPROVEMENTS Updated and improved the integration with Youtube to support the updated API and added the ability to handle multiple user accounts. Changed to new libra
YES Network Finds Success With Unique Content on Facebook Live - with Wirecast
by Craig Seeman 5 months ago
The show is a two-camera shoot and the digital team utilizes Telestream s WireCast solution to cut the show and generate on-screen graphics such as lower thirds, starting lineups, and additional stat
Compressing the cmpression
by Terry Flaxton 5 months ago
I need upload a high quality H264 or Mp4 of a quicktime pro res file. The high quality is about high detail and many dissolves happening. So I have an 11 gig file that I need get to under 5 gig and I
Re: Compressing the cmpression
by Craig Seeman 5 months ago
It's very important and very basic math to understand compression and file size. Mostly math one might learn in middle school (junior high school). File Size = duration x data rate. Changing the data
Episode will be no more
by holden crawford 1 year ago
go this today Dear Episode Customer, This letter is being sent to inform you of product end-of-life plans for our entire family of Episode products, including Episode, Episode Pro, and Episode Engine.
Re: Episode will be no more
by Craig Seeman 5 months ago
It's possible it sees it activated on two computers at the same time. I would suggest deactivating on the old Mac. You could try activating the license on the new computer. It's also possible that you
Sony PXW-z150 records maximum clips 600(count) only memory full
by Ramprasad Reddy 6 months ago
Dear Sir, I am using Sony pxw-z150 4k video camera for weddings, in that I am using with Lexar SDXC 128gb memory card. while recording time maximum 600 clips only recorded but still memory available.
Re: Sony PXW-z150 records maximum clips 600(count) only memory full
by Craig Seeman 5 months ago
I'm using the baby brother of the z150, the x70 which was released before it. I'm using a 512GB card with no issue. The camera uses the same codecs and data rate of the z150. Previous to the I was usi
Building a custom scoreboard for Wirecast 7
by Ra Brown 5 months ago
Can anyone out there assist me in understanding how to build a custom scoreboard for Wirecast I have been to the Wirecast forum and it is still unclear how to do it.. I want to import my own custom gr
Re: Building a custom scoreboard for Wirecast 7
by Craig Seeman 5 months ago
SuiteCG gives you lots of tools to customize.
How to get progressive h.264 mp4 video from Final cut pro X
by Yngvar Natland 6 months ago
I didnt find this info readily available, and I spent some time figuring it out, so I thought I would just share it: For mp4 h.264 video, the compressor uses the settings from the project to determine
Re: How to get progressive h.264 mp4 video from Final cut pro X
by Craig Seeman 6 months ago
Yngvar Natland "check whether the project is set to interlaced or progressive (i.e. x720i or x720p)." Perhaps a hypothetical but not real. While 1080 can be p or i, 720 should always be progressive a
Grainless Export Settings From Premiere to Youtube
by Cooper Meyer 7 months ago
URGENT! I've got a video consisting of AVCHD shots that has some slight grain colour breakup in the highlights midtones, and it looks fine upon my regular Match Source - High Bitrate H.264 export from
Re: Grainless Export Settings From Premiere to Youtube
by Craig Seeman 7 months ago
Issues like this are often due to how YouTube's encoders handles the complexity around certain areas which include gradients and shadows or high contrast edges. You can try uploading a ProRes file but
Does anyone have issues with FCPX 10.3 and Izotope RX5 Plugin Pack Demo?
by Peter Drobinski 1 year ago
Good morning from (slightly) snowy Sheffield UK! I am running FCPX 10.3 with Sierra, and have downloaded a trial version of Izotope's RX5 Plugin Pack to see how it performs with de-clicking and noise
Re: iZotope 6
by Craig Seeman 7 months ago
I don't get the strategy of selling plugins that don't work properly. I believe one change from Plugin Pack to Elements is that Elements now has a separate editor like RX Standard does.
NO AUDIO : Canon 5D Mark III + BMD Ultrastudio Mini Recorder + Wirecast
by Jérôme Bouquillon 7 months ago
Hi Everyone, Thanks in advance for your time and precious advices. And sorry if there is any spelling mistakes, english is not my first language. So I often use Wirecast with the Mini recorder and the
Re: NO AUDIO : Canon 5D Mark III + BMD Ultrastudio Mini Recorder + Wirecast
by Craig Seeman 7 months ago
First make sure you are using Blackmagic driver 10.8.6 which is the current version. Then check in Blackmagic Media Express to see if you get audio from the camera. It's quite possible audio is not be
Denoising to save file size vs add grain to break banding in compression
by Josh Williams 8 months ago
Hello, I am forever trying to work out the best workflow start to finish to end up with videos on YT (and to some extent Vimeo). I am learning about how much space de noising can save, which as far as
Re: Denoising to save file size vs add grain to break banding in compression
by Craig Seeman 8 months ago
Modern codecs and with modern bandwidth these are becoming much less of an issue. Banding can be a problem at lower data rates. Yet, noise can result in less efficient encoding since encoders are desi
Creative COW Forums
by Creative COW 1 year ago
https: forums.creativecow.net
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Craig Seeman liked this 10 months ago
Telestream Episode sales ends today Jan 31 2017
by Craig Seeman 10 months ago
Last day to purchase today http: www.telestream.net episode overview.htm FAQ https: marketing.telestream.net acton fs blocks showLandingPage a 5268 p p-012a t page fm 1
Client Email Generator
by Craig Seeman 11 months ago
Client Email Helper It could be good for newbies. Select Client Type, Budget, Timeline, Curveballs. Even if you don't use the exact working it could be a good guide. Even has a polite way to blow off
iZotope RX5 in FCPX cuts off end of audio
by Craig Seeman 12 months ago
iZotope RX5 in FCPX cuts off end of audio FCPX 10.3, macOS 10.12.1, iZotope RX5.0.2 Audio Editor Standard In FCXP when adding De-clip, De-click or, De-crackle the last second or so is silence. Wavefor
Re: iZotope RX5 in FCPX cuts off end of audio
by Craig Seeman 11 months ago
Sorry but why would there be latency in De-click for example There's no issue with De-verb. Also if it were processing latency that the file would be rendered correctly even if it can't process in rea
New Live Streaming Systems! Telestream Wirecast Gear
by Gary Bettan 1 year ago
Wirecast Gear is an extremely portable computer workstation designed to run Wirecast Pro, for live event production and streaming. With four HD-SDI or HDMI professional camera inputs and all the live
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Craig Seeman liked this 1 year ago
News: Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
by Cow News Droid 1 year ago
Plug-in leader Boris FX acquires Sapphire tools and team to become the powerhouse in post-production software industry (Boston, MA--September 9, 2016) Boris FX , the leader in integrated VFX and workf
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Re: News: Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
by Craig Seeman 1 year ago
Elsewhere I just spotted this when Boris was asked, "...but suggested that the average FCPX user wasn't their target market."
Vantage Cloud
by Fred Matthews 1 year ago
There is no forum for Vantage Cloud so I pick the Episode one. We are considering Vantage Cloud and I'm curious what users think of it. Our end product is a 30 minute show that will be eventually sent
Re: Vantage Cloud
by Craig Seeman 1 year ago
Keep in mind there's Vantage Cloud as well as Telestream Cloud which doesn't require Vantage. You seem to be looking for program distribution (delivery to TV Cable) as well. I'll look into this.
No More Episode Encoder
by Rich Rubasch 1 year ago
Wonder if it is because the CC has been adopted so much and Media Encoder is now the norm with those who have the subscription. Thoughts Rich Rubasch Tilt Media Inc. Video Production, Post, Studio Sou
Re: No More Episode Encoder
by Craig Seeman 1 year ago
Adobe Media Encoder and Apple Compressor probably had some impact. Episode still available until Jan 31, 2017 and support until Jan 31, 2018. They are letting people know they can move to Telestream V
Softboxes for LED panels like Aputure Amaran 672w or Yongnuo Y600/Y900
by David R. Falzarano 1 year ago
Hi there, I have some LED panels that I use frequently for videography and I'm wondering if there are softboxes that fit them. I saw the very cheap but useful Neewer 32x32" but it only comes with bowe
Re: Softboxes for LED panels like Aputure Amaran 672w or Yongnuo Y600/Y900
by Craig Seeman 1 year ago
David R. Falzarano "Aputure Amaran 672" Have to be careful about covering the air vents. They have this. http: www.aputure.com EZ-Box+-Softbox-kit(Grid)
Hardware Encoder on OSX
by Aaron Star 1 year ago
Does anyone have VCE or Quicksync encoding working with wirecast on OSX The encoding laptop is a retina mac with and i7, m370x, and Intel Iris pro GPUs.
Re: Hardware Encoder on OSX
by Craig Seeman 1 year ago
You will see an encoder setting options called "Apple." That is IntelQuickSync on Mac.
OT: New KeyFlow Pro Top 5 Features coming in the next update
by John Davidson 1 year ago
Check out the top 5 features the Malgn team has for the new KeyFlow Pro update. http: magicfeatherinc.com keyflow-pro-1-58-top-5-new-features 1. New Menu Structure 2. Sidebar Show Hide Prefs 3. Search
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Re: OT: New KeyFlow Pro Top 5 Features coming in the next update
by Neil Sadwelkar 1 year ago
Arri Raw - both .ari and .mxf support would be great if not already implemented. ----------------------------------- Neil Sadwelkar neilsadwelkar.blogspot.com twitter: fcpguru FCP Editor, Edit systems
General term for streaming services?
by David Shimamoto 1 year ago
Hi, I am looking for companies in North America who provide encoding & streaming over Internet. For example, one that provide services to operate products such as Wirecast at events to push to Ustream
Re: General term for streaming services?
by Craig Seeman 1 year ago
Some of those CDNs will also provide you with live production crews. It's basically live production. It all comes down to keywords and search engines and whether the production company promotes that t
Auto-renewable subscriptions coming soon to all categories on Apple's App Store
by Walter Soyka 1 year ago
"Starting this fall, apps in all categories on the App Store will be eligible to offer in-app purchases for auto-renewable subscriptions to services or content. Users enjoy the reliability that comes
Re: Auto-renewable subscriptions coming soon to all categories on Apple's App Store
by David Mathis 1 year ago
I doubt that Apple would go that direction. Of course that could change. The reason behind my thinking id that Apple sells hardware as dows Blackmagic so there should be no reason for Final Cut to go
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Craig Seeman liked this 1 year ago
OT - a new Barn?
by Steve Connor 1 year ago
Is it just me or are things a little.....different
Re: OT - a new Barn?
by Scott Witthaus 1 year ago
The New Look or Not: The Debate. Can I not sift by latest update anymore Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
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I require a constant 15 MBps, but can only render 15.2
by Gama Strode 1 year ago
Hello, I just got Episode, and I am trying to transcode my audio. I get the workflow all set up, but when i try to alter the Transport rate to anything below 10000 kbps, it has an error and will not t
Re: I require a constant 15 MBps, but can only render 15.2
by Craig Seeman 1 year ago
You may need to adjust Container Transport Rate.
Camcorder VS DSLR
by Oliver Smith 2 years ago
I am just wondering what people generally use, a DSLR or a Camcorder or do you vary it on what type of event you are filming, I often see people using DSLR'S to film on yet wonder why I myself looked
Re: Camcorder VS DSLR
by Craig Seeman 2 years ago
Cameras have gotten so affordable there's no need for one size fits all unless you're on a really tight budget. I use Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with Speedbooster when Depth of field control is i
What Ever Happened to Metadata?
by Simon Ubsdell 2 years ago
Starring Bins, Folders, Libraries, Events, Keyword Collections and more. I asked Bette Davis and Joan Crawford if they would appear but they said the story was too tragic for them, besides which they'
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Re: A nice long list of KeyFlow Pro functions
by John Davidson 2 years ago
KeyFlow is called a MAM but I feel that is misleading. Basically, it's a database of media and media locations with a lot of functions built-in. If you have a lot of old hard drives or archive drives
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