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New MacBook Pro 6 Core i7 or i9 up to 32GB RAM, True Tone technology.
by Craig Seeman 1 week ago
Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar updated with max 32 GB RAM, improved third-generation keyboard, True Tone, and new Intel chips https: 9to5mac.com 2018 07 12 apple-macbook-pro-with-touch-bar-updated-w
Re: Blaackmagic eGPU
by Craig Seeman 1 week ago
I do think it's interesting that they offer 6 core i7 and i9 though. Wonder how it all compares to a top BTO iMac. Given the reliable rumors of a MacMini update this fall, things certainly look intere
FS5 with 28-135mm lens
by Joel Roberts 3 weeks ago
Hi Guys, Hope someone can help. I'm using a Sony 28-135mm lens on an FS5. They seem very compatible but often, mid-shoot, the iris will cease to become adjustable from the camera - the isis wheel on t
Re: FS5 with 28-135mm lens
by Craig Seeman 3 weeks ago
Doesn't seem to be any firmware update for that lens at the moment. I believe they do issue firmware updates though. https: esupport.sony.com US p model-home.pl mdl=SELP28135G&template_id=1®ion_id=
Today we celebrate Drop Frame Timecode in the U.S.A.
by Craig Seeman 3 weeks ago
4th of July How video tech would have varied if https: www.provideocoalition.com 4th-of-julyhow-video-tech-would-have-varied-if There would have never been any NTSC video system. There would have neve
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Re: Today we celebrate Drop Frame Timecode in the U.S.A.
by Michael Gissing 2 weeks ago
Michael Phillips "Also, the .1% slow down was not so much a shortcut than a solution...." In the PAL world they engineered colour properly so there was no need to do the NTSC shortcut. Old B&W TVs st
Maybe 10 Years is Enough for Final Cut Pro X - Philip Hodgetts
by Craig Seeman 3 weeks ago
Maybe 10 Years is Enough for Final Cut Pro X - Philip Hodgetts http: www.philiphodgetts.com 2018 06 maybe-10-years-is-enough-for-final-cut-pro-x I had been thinking about the "next direction" given th
Re: Maybe 10 Years is Enough for Final Cut Pro X - Philip Hodgetts
by Andrew Kimery 4 hours ago
Brett Sherman "But a look at job postings show this is what employers are looking for. The number of job listings in my area that require multiple talents far, far, far outweighs specialized job offe
High Sierra not able to preview EX1r cam files
by Hal Beery 1 month ago
High Sierra OS Neither will VLC read the EX1r cam files. Files easily read on Macbook Pro OS 10.11.6 And BMD REsolve 15. Anyone else having issues with High Sierra reading EX1r files in preview thanks
Re: High Sierra not able to preview EX1r cam files
by Craig Seeman 1 month ago
QuickLook isn't what it used to be and I suspect it's development in AVFoundation Core Media. Otherwise there are plenty of apps that should work. I used to own an EX1 so I may have to occasionally us
Adobe Project Rush, The next FCPX?
by Craig Seeman 1 month ago
https: www.adobe.com products project-rush.html So is it just a sort of entry levelish thingy or is an eventual PPRo replacement better managed than FCPX Designed to be the NLE from phone to tablet to
Re: Adobe Project Rush, The next FCPX?
by Scott Witthaus 1 month ago
Steve Connor "Looks like Adobe have figured that they are losing out in the Vlogger space so they thought they'd try a different approach. I wonder what the rent will be " I think this is exactly rig
Opening FS5 Footage Recorded On Atomos Shogun
by Nate Winspear 1 month ago
Hi everyone, In a bit of a bind here. I was asked to edit a trailer that was shot on a couple of FS5s with the RAW firmware update and recorded using an Atomos Shogun Inferno. Everything was given to
Re: Opening FS5 Footage Recorded On Atomos Shogun
by Craig Seeman 1 month ago
Nate Winspear "Sony's Content Browser" Try Catalyst Browser, Content Browser is dead. https: www.sonycreativesoftware.com catalystbrowse Catalyst Browse system requirements A 64-bit operating system:
https://weblog.rogueamoeba.com/2018/06/14/on-the-sad-state-of-macintosh-hardware/
by Scott Thomas 1 month ago
This is being talked about quite a bit in the Mac circles right now. I think we can all relate to the frustration here: On The Sad State of Macintosh Hardware Daring Fireball response Change My View:
Re: https://weblog.rogueamoeba.com/2018/06/14/on-the-sad-state-of-macintosh-hardware/
by Craig Seeman 1 month ago
IMac Pro was a significant update or, maybe more accurately, an amalgam which was an upgrade for a couple of models with the best of iMac with Mac Pro like features. On the other hand I'm not upgradin
Can Compressor Output a QuickTime Movie from a Series of Still Images?
by James Kozick 1 month ago
Hello, I'm presently generating a number of rendered PNGs from Maxon C4D. The final output format I want is QuickTime. I'm currently importing the PNGs into After Effects and outputting them as a Quic
Re: Can Compressor Output a QuickTime Movie from a Series of Still Images?
by Craig Seeman 1 month ago
James Kozick "What would be the best output setting option to use " There is no "best." It really depends on what you need. ProRes 4444 might be "best" at whatever frame rate you need and whatever fr
SONY Fs5 Upgrade to allow continuous recording at 120fps!!!
by Robert Barry 1 month ago
Hello Am I right in thinking that the recent free upgrade to 4.0 allows for continuous recording at 120fps for up to 16 seconds If so anyone got suggestions as to why our camera still does not allow i
Re: SONY Fs5 Upgrade to allow continuous recording at 120fps!!!
by Craig Seeman 1 month ago
Yes http: www.hispeedcams.com sony-fs5-offers-great-quality-fhd-slow-motion The camera comes with an HFR High Frame Rate mode akin to what was introduced in the lower end Sony line this year. You get
FCPX and Fusion
by David Mathis 2 months ago
After playing around with the Fusion page in Resolve and Fusion itself I find myself enjoying a node based workflow even more. I feel it allows for more creativity with title work and adding spice to
Re: FCPX and Fusion
by Craig Seeman 2 months ago
There's an argument that clip connections are a rudimentary form of nodal connection. Such might be an interesting idea if that were the basis of changes to Motion.
Upgrading our suites, seriously need some advice...
by Todd Terry 2 months ago
Hi guys... I'll probably post this in Premiere or elsewhere, but thought I'd ask in here first... hope this is not too long, bear with me. We're probably going to upgrade our two main suites this year
Re: Upgrading our suites, seriously need some advice...
by Craig Seeman 2 months ago
Have you tried 1080i59.54 out (that would be 1080 Broadcast) Of course 720p59.54 is for a select few networks but 1080i is more common.
Trouble with AVCHD Collection
by Lauren Kaiser 2 months ago
Hi all, Okay so I know this isn't strictly compression although it is about different file formats so I thought this forum might be my best bet. I am having issues with video files when I save them in
Re: Trouble with AVCHD Collection
by Craig Seeman 2 months ago
Some files need the metadata to play correctly. You may be separating files from the metadata. Quicktime may play the MTS files but might not be the best decoder.
The Real Menace of FCP X
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
The original promise of FCP X was great. Here was an approach that offered us a set of interesting new concepts and consequently some different ways of thinking about editing. I for one never had an a
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Re: The Real Menace of FCP X
by Craig Seeman 2 months ago
Simon Ubsdell "Instead of FCP X being a means of expanding our options, it has actually led many to narrow them down dramatically. So far from broadening horizons, FCP X editing has become fossilised
Advice on recovering an MXF file
by Ian Duncan 2 months ago
I shot a 70gb clip on an FS7. When it was transefered it was corrupt. I put back in teh camera and got the recover message but this stayed on for 4 hours. I used a tool online called Treasured which p
Re: Advice on recovering an MXF file
by Craig Seeman 2 months ago
Great to hear. They do very good recovery work.
45mbps CBR .MTS
by Renton Bartholomew 2 months ago
Hello, I've shot some web content for a client who is now looking to run TV spots in the U.S. I've been given the tech specs for delivery and struggling to find out how to get the required constant bi
Re: 45mbps CBR .MTS
by Craig Seeman 2 months ago
I had been using Telestream Episode for this. It's EOL though. Compressor gets you most of the way but I think the max bit rate is 40mbps.
Timecode Change
by Alex Schmidt 3 months ago
Hello! I am having an issue where the exported timecode from Episode starts at 18 hrs. The video should start with 1hr, and when I try and force it to do so, it still exports with a timecode starting
Re: Timecode Change
by Craig Seeman 3 months ago
Alex Schmidt "Episode 7.1.0.7423" It seems you're several updates behind. This may have been an issue subsequently fixed. Please download Episode 7.5 http: dynamic.telestream.net downloads download-e
Goodbye Old Friend
by Craig Seeman 6 months ago
Support for Episode 7 (at 7.4) ended January 31st. I began my compression odyssey back in the late '90s with Media Cleaner which changed hands and eventually died with Discreet ... AutoDesk. So many y
Re: Goodbye Old Friend
by Craig Seeman 3 months ago
For the ultimate in not bogging down your system Telestream now offers cloud encoding. Telestream Flip cloud encoding Flip Otherwise there's Sorenson Squeeze. Basically between AME, Apple Compressor a
EX1 vs EX3
by Greg Ball 4 months ago
I have a client looking to shoot interviews at a conference. They requested a Sony EX320. Kinds hard to find that camera for rental. I do have an EX1. They asked for an EX3. To me these are the same c
Re: EX1 vs EX3
by Craig Seeman 4 months ago
Michael Slowe "but the big drawback for me is the absence of an iris ring on the lens barrel." I have no problem using the knurly knob for iris. For me the Z90 advantages far outweigh that. If you're
Combining 10 bit and 8 bit in post, need broadcast quality
by Bill Sparkes 4 months ago
I am considering buying the new Sony PXW-Z90V because it will record 10 bit internally. Need a compact camera for the environment I will be shooting in and it is in my price range. I also have a Sony
Re: Combining 10 bit and 8 bit in post, need broadcast quality
by Craig Seeman 4 months ago
Bill Sparkes "Can I combine footage from both cameras, or not " I do in FCPX 10.4. Keep in mind that if you're grading 10 bit 4:2:2 will be a bit more flexible than 8 bit 4:2:0. BTW I also use the So
iMac Pro adaptor to HDMI as second monitor?
by Craig Seeman 6 months ago
iMac Pro adaptor to HDMI as second monitor Attempting to add second monitor to my setup (Dell U2713hm or HP L2745w) via HDMI. I attempted to use TB3 USB-C to HDMI cable known compatible with new MBP b
Re: iMac Pro adaptor to HDMI as second monitor?
by Craig Seeman 5 months ago
Apparently I'm alone in this or everyone is using Display Port to USB-C. In any case I found I had to reverse the cable and push very hard to snap in. This is not something I needed to do using my App
Motion Tracker
by Glenn Grant 6 months ago
Are sliceX and TrackX still good options, or is there something new out there The Coremelt site doesn't look like it's been updated in some time.
Re: Motion Tracker
by Craig Seeman 6 months ago
SliceX, TrackX updated January 17 not recent enough https: coremelt.com pages downloads There's CrumplePop's Easy Tracker also updated in January. https: fxfactory.com info easytracker Not sure about
Goodbye Old Friend
by Craig Seeman 6 months ago
Support for Episode 7 (at 7.4) ended January 31st. I began my compression odyssey back in the late '90s with Media Cleaner which changed hands and eventually died with Discreet ... AutoDesk. So many y
Re: Goodbye Old Friend
by Craig Seeman 6 months ago
It used to be when ISP data rates were low, serious data caps, limited email attachment sizes before the days of things like drop box, one would be trying to squeeze quality out of every frame. Mobile
HOW TO LIVESTREAM USING HVX 200 and Windows 10
by Brandon Holt 6 months ago
I'm new to video recording and needing to know the proper steps to take to be able to livestream using the panasonic hvx 200. I'm planning on using the Wirecast software to stream but have no idea on
Re: HOW TO LIVESTREAM USING HVX 200 and Windows 10
by Craig Seeman 6 months ago
The Panasonic HVX 200 presents two serious problems. It does not have HDMI out. The Firewire out in HD is DVCProHD, not HDV so even most legacy Firewire devices often only supported DV or HDV. The cam
Fixing damage to .mts files
by Paul Levering 6 months ago
I have a ton of card backups for the Panasonic AF100 (SD) and Canon C300 (CF) that were damaged by a faulty memory buffer in a Drobo storage drive. The footage can still be accessed, played back, edit
Re: Fixing damage to .mts files
by Craig Seeman 6 months ago
There's stuff like Wonder Share Their reputation is shady enough that COW prevents me from including the link. But I wouldn't trust it. Perhaps you can copy the file and test with a copy using their f
Episode 7.5 Released January 5, 2018
by Craig Seeman 6 months ago
Episode 7.5 Released January 5, 2018 This is it folks. The final update to Episode. Support ends January 31. Sales ended last year so no new purchases. If you're an Episode user this is your stop gap
editing in open clip
by Nathan Kendall 7 months ago
I have created a linked clip draped it in the time line and opened the clip in its own project by double clicking on the clip. Here I perfortmed audio and color edits. then I went back to the main pro
Re: editing in open clip
by Craig Seeman 7 months ago
I think I understand it. Dropped clip in Project Used Open Clip so it opens in its own Project and you made audio and color changes Back in the original Project there's no video. I'll note than in FCP
FCPX 10.3 - what computer to purchase?
by David Fortin 7 months ago
I've searched this forum and the net in general and haven't located any information on this. Maybe I'm not using the correct keywords. I've found people asking questions about their iMac and getting u
Re: FCPX 10.3 - what computer to purchase?
by Craig Seeman 7 months ago
David Fortin " I purchased a Sony EX-1 when it first came out, and I'm still using it. However, I can see me needing something that can shoot 4K." Me as well. I sold the EX1 and bought the X70 which
KeyFlow Pro cannot create MXF previews.
by Carmi Weinzweig 8 months ago
I am looking for a Media Asset Management system for our small team. We are all on MacOS, and use a combination of Premiere and Final Cut Pro X (we also use Resolve, but not yet for editing). I downlo
Re: KeyFlow Pro cannot create MXF previews.
by Craig Seeman 8 months ago
I believe I had this issue some time back. John Davidson suggested I delete a file which was rebuilt and fixed the issue. Unfortunately I can't seem to remember the specifics.
Synchronised slides separate frame with live video
by Nicolae Tiberius 8 months ago
Hi I have a client who would like an on demand video with synchronise slides inserted in a second frame and chapter markers. Is there an online streaming provider that allows me to do that I d use wir
Re: Synchronised slides separate frame with live video
by Craig Seeman 8 months ago
I remember seeing something like that back in the days of Windows Media Server. Perhaps contact Microsoft Azure to see if they support something like that. You'd need to generate the timing pulses as
Laptop
by Rich Rubasch 9 months 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 9 months 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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Wirecast, anyone?
by Todd Terry 10 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 10 months ago
I was sleeping in the cow patch https: forums.creativecow.net readpost 260 818
Getting IP cameras to work
by Todd Terry 10 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 10 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
FCPX Will Not Open After Pixel Film Studios Plugin Install
by Greg Ondera 10 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 10 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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Gamma shift with LUTs in Coremelt's Chromatic
by Thomas O'Carroll 11 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 11 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
Episode Pro Replacement
by Dwight Duncan 1 year 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 year 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 year 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 1 year 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
Episode will be no more
by holden crawford 2 years 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 1 year 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
Building a custom scoreboard for Wirecast 7
by Ra Brown 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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
NO AUDIO : Canon 5D Mark III + BMD Ultrastudio Mini Recorder + Wirecast
by Jérôme Bouquillon 1 year 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 1 year 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
Creative COW Forums
by Creative COW 2 years ago
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Telestream Episode sales ends today Jan 31 2017
by Craig Seeman 1 year 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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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News: Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
by Cow News Droid 2 years 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 2 years ago
Elsewhere I just spotted this when Boris was asked, "...but suggested that the average FCPX user wasn't their target market."
No More Episode Encoder
by Rich Rubasch 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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)
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