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Sony fdr-ax100 picture profile settings?
by Toby Mills 3 days 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 2 days 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
CPUs in the new Mac Pro
by Steve Connor 1 week ago
Could it be AMD Powered http: wccftech.com first-amd-ryzen-threadripper-benchmarks
Re: CPUs in the new Mac Pro
by Craig Seeman 1 week ago
Or Intel's i9 which is not quite as interesting as AMD though. https: www.engadget.com 2017 08 07 intel-18-core-i9-specs
Only at Apple...
by Tom Sefton 2 weeks ago
https: www.apple.com us_smb_78313 shop product HK8Q2ZM A red-raven-camera-kit-final-cut-pro-x Interesting deal. Red raven camera - most affordable camera in the lineup now sold via Apple and bundled w
Re: Only at Apple...
by Craig Seeman 2 weeks ago
Tom Sefton "I'd be very surprised if it was rebranded as an Apple product without a seriously large cheque being written." Depends on which company were writing the check and for what reason. Apple h
Meet the iPhone 9 (iPhone Hydrogen)
by Craig Seeman 2 weeks ago
With Apple exclusivity on RED Raven might there be more in Apple's interest. RED Hydrogen One Smartphone Camera system. Do you think Apple wants RED running Android on that You think Apple selling RED
Re: Meet the iPhone 9 (iPhone Hydrogen)
by Tom Sefton 2 weeks ago
Hadn't realised there were huge issues with prores on red other than requiring a new firmware update so that the prores files aren't spanned accross multiple chunks due to file format of red mags Co-o
Frame rate for "OJ Made in America"
by Jim Watt 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 2 weeks 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
Chromatic?
by Steve Connor 3 weeks ago
I've been waiting for this and have noticed a number of tutorials have been posted on their Vimeo page, but still no sign of it on the site Has anyone tried it yet
Re: Chromatic?
by Craig Seeman 2 weeks ago
While I have Color Finale, there are things about Chromatic that I like that CF doesn't seem to have. It looks like the tracking and masking features are very good. FCPX is so expensive, I have to buy
Compression advice
by Ben Hull 3 weeks 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 3 weeks ago
You're welcome of course.
Accidental Discovery -- Something Cool
by David Mathis 3 weeks ago
I decided to play around with multiple clip ranges today when I discovered something by mere accident. I forgot to add a range to the middle of a clip. I set one range at the beginning and other at th
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Re: Accidental Discovery -- Something Cool
by Craig Seeman 3 weeks ago
It'd be nice if they had a "Selected Show Order" command in the Browser so you could see and change the order. Since it is remembering the selection order there must be a way they can get to display i
Campark Action Cam footage not editable - what to convert to??
by Adrian Nowski 1 month 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 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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
Avid Finally Drops Free Media Composer Software — Here's What to Expect
by Craig Seeman 2 months ago
Avid Finally Drops Free Media Composer Software Here's What to Expect http: nofilmschool.com 2017 05 avid-finally-drops-its-free-media-composer-software Features Free (email required to download) 4 Vi
Re: Avid Finally Drops Free Media Composer Software — Here's What to Expect
by Craig Seeman 1 month ago
Oliver Peters "But that's letting you define yourself by the tools" Although I do (mis )remember a time when some referred to themselves as a "CMX editor" or and "Avid editor" specifically. Of course
YES Network Finds Success With Unique Content on Facebook Live - with Wirecast
by Craig Seeman 2 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 2 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 2 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 12 months 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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
match Sony-ex1r with Sony-vg20
by tasos papadiotis 3 months ago
Hello Can someone help me to match Sony-ex1r with Sony-vg20 If it can be done
Re: match Sony-ex1r with Sony-vg20
by Craig Seeman 3 months ago
You can get close. You MUST have the tools and the skill though. Before the shoot, setup the cameras at a common target, look at output on scopes (laptop running such software for example) and adjust
Sony PXW-X70 XAVC
by Sejin Kim 3 months ago
I am wondering what is the storage media that must be used to record XAVC MXF footage. I have Class 10 SD cards that should be capable, but the camera apparently doesn't think so. Any help would be ap
Re: Sony PXW-X70 XAVC
by Craig Seeman 3 months ago
Rating and reality don't always match. Depends on brand and it depends on source. Cards can be counterfeit for example.
mixing DSLR footage with XDCAM footage....
by wendy andersen 3 months ago
Hi, I edit with FCPX. I have just been delivered footage - about 50% each - from a DSLR Canon, and and XDCAM Sony... the colours of the DSLR look comparatively flat - and the shots in low light are re
Re: mixing DSLR footage with XDCAM footage....
by Craig Seeman 3 months ago
There are so many variables that there's no "automatic" way to do this. I'd recommend using ColorGradingCenteral's Color Finale Pro because it has curves and vector controls which give you far more pr
Sony Content Browser 2 doesn't work with new MAC OS 10.12.4 update....Update
by Bill Griffin 4 months ago
Hello all.... Any update on this issue I still use Content Browser to transcode raw BPAV files into .mov for Final Cut Pro. But I do need to update my Mac, but I don't want to loose the use of CB2, as
Re: Sony Content Browser 2 doesn't work with new MAC OS 10.12.4 update....Update
by Craig Seeman 3 months ago
Catalyst Browse is compatible with Sierra (10.12.x) so why would you need Content Browser Compare features http: www.sonycreativesoftware.com catalystbrowse compare
Grainless Export Settings From Premiere to Youtube
by Cooper Meyer 4 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 4 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 9 months 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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
Tony Scott hand crank effect in FCPX
by dallas kruse 5 months ago
I'm looking to add some effects like Tony Scott uses in Man On Fire https: www.youtube.com watch v=NR8S8YeGD50 Does anyone know of a good FCPX plugs to make this easy in case I want to use a lot of th
Re: Tony Scott hand crank effect in FCPX
by Craig Seeman 5 months ago
Maybe Boris Continuum or Red Giant Universe
CHALLENGED! Making transition from FCP7 to FCPX
by Jerry Jones 5 months ago
I've been working in FCP7 (and prior) for over 15 years. Two things to request: 1) For those of you who have been on this journey, what are the 3-5 most important things you had to learn to help you m
Re: CHALLENGED! Making transition from FCP7 to FCPX
by Craig Seeman 5 months ago
Final Cut Pro X for Final Cut Pro 7 Editors
Trying to contact DV Creators
by Rick Tejada Flores 5 months ago
Does anyone know how to contact DV Creators I bought DV Kitchen (which I think is a wonderful compression tool for the web) from them quite a few years ago, but lost my S N and can't transfer it to my
Re: Trying to contact DV Creators
by Craig Seeman 5 months ago
If you look at the mess you can see an email address josh@dvcreators.net So you may want to test to see if that works.
Optimal Intermediate Codec/Wrapper for Best YouTube/Vimeo upload and playback?
by Ed Hecht 5 months ago
THIS QUESTION RELATES TO EXPORT FROM PP CC ON WINDOWS 10... I am at my wit's end with mangled videos, mostly on YouTube. I know folks recommend uploading Quicktime ProRes. But as you already know, exp
Re: Optimal Intermediate Codec/Wrapper for Best YouTube/Vimeo upload and playback?
by Craig Seeman 5 months ago
Little things like using High Profile (some encoders default to Main) and CABAC entropy (some encoders default to CAVLC) can make a difference. Also Key Frame rate (GOP) being half the frame rate can
Creative COW Forums
by Creative COW 1 year ago
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Telestream Episode sales ends today Jan 31 2017
by Craig Seeman 6 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 8 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 9 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 8 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 11 months 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 11 months ago
News: Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
by Cow News Droid 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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
No audio coming in to Wirecast from AJA IoXT
by Josh Kahn 1 year ago
Hi, We are using an HPX170, through SDI to a AJA IoXT, then via Thunderbolt to an iMac running Wirecast 5. The embedded audio shows up on the AJA, shows in the Sound Control Panel on the iMac, but doe
Re: No audio coming in to Wirecast from AJA IoXT
by Craig Seeman 1 year ago
Make sure you AJA ioXT driver is current and Wirecast is 5.0.4 It's not clear how you configured the shot. For many input devices the audio and video are separate selections that must be combined in 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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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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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Bidding on a webcast shoot where client insists I provide new internet connection
by Ned Miller 1 year ago
Hi guys, Don't know what to do here. I was asked to bid on a three day webcast where my Midwest live videotaping would interact with a west coast, live performing, trade show persona, 9X a day times t
Re: Bidding on a webcast shoot where client insists I provide new internet connection
by Craig Seeman 1 year ago
Ned Miller "I am worried about the one cell connection option" I would be too unless you can test the specific location in the building and under similar load conditions. You can get a great connecti
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