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Dan Powers

Effects Editor / Creative Editor / Compositor
Editing for 30+ years. Former Linear On-line Editor back in the good old days of the multi million dollar editing suites.
Member Since:
January 1st 1970
155 Posts
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Austin TX
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Working with Directors/ The Edit Room Challenge
by Byrd Mcdonald 1 month ago
I manage a lot of different edits at any given time. Most of the projects I'm overseeing I've also produced and or directed. I'm having a challenge with one editor in particular who somehow never seem
Re: Working with Directors/ The Edit Room Challenge
by Dan Powers 3 weeks ago
He is on a Mac Pro. Like me.
Strange new render window
by Dan Powers 3 weeks ago
Whats up with this lately Happens after hitting playback and only is up for a few seconds.
Re: Strange new render window
by John Pale 3 weeks ago
I like the ones that show negative numbers. Makes me feel like a time traveler
Image: render.png
by Dan Powers 3 weeks ago

Re: render.png
by Duke Sweden 3 weeks ago
This looks like a good time to finally crack open War and Peace ;-) Dell XPS 8920 Intel i7 core 7700 build GeForce GTX 1050ti 32 Gigs of RAM 3 7200 RPM SATA Drives Windows 10 64-bit Premiere Pro CC 20
File: Render pop up
by Dan Powers 3 weeks ago
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File: Render pop up
by Dan Powers 3 weeks ago
png file When trying to playback this happens https: f1.creativecow.net 11646 render-pop-up
Premiere pro lagging so much that it's impossible to edit
by Daniel Marcia-Gonzalez 4 weeks ago
Im currently working on a video that's been playing smooth, until I added a few more clips to insert into the video and now its lagging so much making it impossble to edit. please let me know what inf
Re: Premiere pro lagging so much that it's impossible to edit
by Dan Powers 3 weeks ago
I had a similar issue. Mine was audio layers in a multicam sequence. I exported out the audio layer as a new file and put it on the timeline and deleted the audio layers and it responded properly. Not
Premiere pro reopen after crashing
by Ben Thoume 4 weeks ago
in previous versions of premiere pro my project would crash, i would force quite the application and then would usually get a window asking if i would like to reopen the project and save it as a new f
Re: Premiere pro reopen after crashing
by Dan Powers 3 weeks ago
That means your project is crashing harder and quicker than it can respond. Save often and dont trust autosave. Find your crash issues. The good thing about CC is that we have support. Call in and the
Premiere CC 2017 - Playhead timeline delay when playing clips
by Sean Winn 1 month ago
Hi, just downloaded PPro CC 2017 a few days ago (upgrade from CS6). Operating on 27" imac: - Running version 10.11.4 - 2.9GHz Intel Core i5 - 8gb ram - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M 512mb. - Source footage
Re: Premiere CC 2017 - Playhead timeline delay when playing clips
by Dan Powers 1 month ago
The point is that ram isnt the problem, and there are still some Adobe issues with Essential Sound that have yet to be worked out. (learned from 2 hour adobe support session yesterday) But thanks for
Audio waveform flatlining
by Duke Sweden 1 month ago
OK, I know this is going to be another one of those problems that only affect one or two people. I don't expect a solution, I just wanted to point this out. When I opened my latest project today I not
Re: Audio waveform flatlining
by Dan Powers 1 month ago
Yep, same issue here.
CC17 Multicam Audio - Essential Sound Lag
by Dan Powers 1 month ago
Note for editors. Have a 4K multicam cut with proxy mode. Now have colored the 4K native files after "flattening" the MC and no longer working in proxy. I have essential sound applied to all audio cli
Transition effect
by Yoshi San 4 months ago
Hello all, I recently stumbled upon a really neat transition effect that i seen in a video on youtube. I sometimes take videos of cars and wonder how this effect is created. I can not find source on t
Re: Transition effect
by Vince Becquiot 4 months ago
I think these are actually canned transitions from Film Impact: https: www.filmimpact.net plugin transition-pack-2 Zoom blur and Impact Directional Blur. They are definitely quicker. Vince Becquiot In
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Dan Powers liked this 4 months ago
Captured Audio & Video Out of Sync with Ultra Studio 4K
by Dan Powers 6 months ago
Black Magic Ultra Studio 4K. All drivers and PremProCC updated. Feed a live video and audio feed into the SDI inputs on the Ultra Studio 4K and attempt to capture audio and video. In my situation the
Vertical Video: Just say No!
by Ned Miller 10 months ago
ADMIN NOTE: This thread began in Creative COW's Business & Marketing forum, but since this topic also cuts across shooting, editing, and distribution, we thought it'd be fun to open the discussion up
Re: Vertical Video: Just say No!
by Dan Powers 10 months ago
Just say Yes! It creates more work for editors!
Silly concept BMD
by Dan Powers 10 months ago
The fact that you cannot record audio only with any BMD product is stupidity. Buy a $2000 device and it requires you to have a video input connected and must also record the video is an unfathomable d
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Richard Crowley liked this 10 months ago
Re: Silly concept BMD
by Bob Zelin 10 months ago
oops - I did not accurately address the first post - need video https: www.bhphotovideo.com c product 558912-REG Blackmagic_Design_CONVMSYNC_Sync_Generator.html $185 - ooh, too much money ! How about
3D Camera Tracker technique question
by Dan Powers 3 years ago
Imagine your scene is a room wide with floor visible. The floor has a rug with a stain. Plenty of tracking dots come up for tracking the floor and the rug. The scene starts from a lock off then pans.
Re: 3D Camera Tracker technique question
by Frank Feijen 3 years ago
This is how I would go about this: Track the camera. Make a solid the size and inclination of your rug. Then project the psd-file onto the rug-solid. Do this via a light at the same position of the ca
Power Window softness keyframable by dragging points?
by Dan Powers 3 years ago
So I want to keyframe the position of inside vs outside. for example drag only the pink softness points to a new position. Often need to color scenes that need a lot of softness on the left and almost
Re: Power Window softness keyframable by dragging points?
by Dan Powers 3 years ago
Thanks for the feedback! My Kensington Expert Mouse Pro Trackball doesnt have a middle button, but I did find that pressing down on the scroll wheel and moving the trackball will reposition the zoomed
Clips with no timecode for XML import are ignored.
by Dan Powers 3 years ago
Most clips come in through the XML import just fine, however there are a few clips that for some reason count from zero at frame one. In the project settings I checked the box to Use Timecode From the
Re: Clips with no timecode for XML import are ignored.
by Andy Winter 3 years ago
force conform with selected clip in media pool! (right click in the timeline)
Broadcast standards regarding video noise
by Zak Whiteman 4 years ago
Dear ruminants We recently filmed some B-roll (on Panasonic TM700 and X920) some of which is unusually noisy, particularly clear blue skies. I'm familiar with the NeatVideo plugin, but even that isn't
Re: Broadcast standards regarding video noise
by Dan Powers 4 years ago
Noise could be art. So it is subjective. Are you seeing grainy noise or 8bit color banding in the sky gradient Post a frame. I have seen Neat do a good job on sky noise before. You could always layer
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XDCam footage at 59.94 instead of 23.98
by Dan Powers 9 years ago
So I shot my footage on the Sony EX1 XDCam at 1080p 23.98. The latest version of Transfer says it is 59.94 (23.98) and puts in the 3:2 cadence. I need native 23.98 progressive frames. How do I get Tra
Re: XDCam footage at 59.94 instead of 23.98
by Dan Powers 4 years ago
Wow that was so long ago I do not recall the resolution. Sorry, I just cant remember the details A lot has happened in 6 years! Explain what you have going on and I will see if it jogs my memory. I ha
7D footage in FCP is cleaner at Upper Field Dom- Unless...
by Dan Powers 4 years ago
I know this has been talked about many times but I have never found an accurate response to the problem. Canon shoots progressive 2997 but it is tagged as upper. If you transcode to Pro Res or leave i
AE CS6 3D camera tracker will not track distant objects
by Dan Powers 5 years ago
I have a ton of composites to do and AE CS6 3D camera tracker will not track distant objects. For example, several objects near camera and midground no problem, but get something far away and it just
Re: AE CS6 3D camera tracker will not track distant objects
by Dan Powers 5 years ago
Thanks Roland. We you able to get ANY mountain results with test3 In order to make that clip work I had to precomp it and crop out most of the foreground. It is strange to me that it wouldnt look at t
Model limitations?
by Dan Powers 6 years ago
Wondering what the model limitations are... I hope to have my modeler build a basic layout of an 18 wheeler. Not worrying about glass or that kind of detail, but I need to be able to for example turn
Re: Model limitations?
by Dan Powers 6 years ago
Thanks Fernando I will forward to my Modeler. Dan Powers P3 Media Austin, TX
Copy Keyframes
by Bob Vick 12 years ago
How do I copy a set of keyframes at one location of a clip to another location of that same clip Basically I have a simple pip effect that moves forward, stays at that location and then returns to the
Re: Copy Keyframes
by Dan Powers 7 years ago
Fast forward six years. Had Apple addressed this yet Dan Powers P3 Media Austin, TX
Beta SP input calibration issue Help Needed
by Dan Powers 8 years ago
I have a pvw 2800 and the input black levels of the deck seems to be set to zero for setup instead of 7.5 when viewing the output on a composite waveform. I am feeding component bars in, and have all
Re: Beta SP input calibration issue Help Needed
by Dan Powers 8 years ago
Thanks for the replies. Here is what I found. I thought my deck was out of calibration but I had overlooked the 7.5 vs 0 ire setup switch on the AJA Kona. What I wonder is why would you want one vs th
Kona Settings
by Earle Nichol 9 years ago
Hey gang, I was wondering if anyone could tell me what the rule is for component analogue output settings on the Kona LH. There are 2 settings 1 - COMPONENT(smpte EBU N10) and 2- COMPONENT (Beta) The
Re: Kona Settings for Component Digitizing
by Dan Powers 8 years ago
The problem with using SMPTE EBU N10 is that when you calibrate and record with it, you are fine in your world but take that beta dub to the station and your chroma levels are going to be really low.
Mixed Frame Rate resolution bugs
by Dan Powers 9 years ago
Here is a test for you. Create a graphic in After Effects or other application of your choice. 1280 X 720 30fps Now create another one that is 1280 X 720 23.976 (Please note it is not 23.98, I will ge
Re: Mixed Frame Rate resolution bugs
by Dan Powers 9 years ago
Thanks Sean, I must admit I have ignored Cinema tools up to now. I use a Kona for output so I usually have it create the output as needed. I also use Natress to add and remove 3:2. So apparently Cinem
EX1 shot at 1080p SP 23.98 Transfers at 59.94
by Dan Powers 9 years ago
So I shot my footage at 1080p 23.98. The latest version of Transfer says it is 59.94 (23.98) and puts in the 3:2 cadence. I need native 23.98 progressive frames. How do I get Transfer to NOT add the 3
Re: EX1 shot at 1080p SP 23.98 Transfers at 59.94
by Dan Powers 9 years ago
I am sure your 1080p HQ footage did look progressive since it is. THe problem is that we used the 1080p SP setting for an extended record time for an event and that SP mode is field interlaced instead
Motion 8 sec clip...12 minute render?!?!?
by Chris Borjis 10 years ago
I'm posting this here because it is happening in final cut 6. I have a number of .motn files I use as slates. I always render them in final cut because my workflow is most efficient this way. These s
Re: Motion 8 sec clip...12 minute render?!?!?
by Dan Powers 10 years ago
It's not just motion. FCP 6 is much slower. I have been rendering clips all week long on the previous version 5, just compression exports and they were running 11 minutes. Now after upgrading they are
Ripple mode
by Dan Powers 11 years ago
Seems that FCP 5.04 sometimes acts like ripple mode is on. For example when you want to duplicate a clip on the timeline by doing an option drag, it is rippling the entire contents of the timeline dow
Re: Ripple mode
by Dan Powers 11 years ago
Thanks for both helpful suggestions. I didnt realize you could add a speed change in the viewer. Makes perfect sense. Thanks again!
two 30" Apple or Dell?
by Tim Irwin 11 years ago
Gonna be ordering a new mac pro with an ati 1900 card in it. Wanted to splurge for the ultimate in screen real estate, was planning on the apple cinema displays but had a look at dells site and their
Re: two 30" Apple or Dell?
by Dan Powers 11 years ago
Here is something to consider. Where is your CPU going to be The Apple Cinema displays are Digital DVI and cable distances are a problem. We went with the Dell because they have VGA inputs as well as
Panasonic HVX200 workflow questions (used to DVCAM).
by iMan 11 years ago
Panasonic HVX200 workflow with FireStore I am about to buy a Panasonic HVX2000 camera, but I would like some advice on the workflow I have in mind. I'm working in PAL in the UK. Question 1: P2 cards a
Re: Panasonic HVX200 workflow questions (used to DVCAM).
by Dan Powers 11 years ago
iman wrote: " When the HVX records DVCProHD as 720p the frame size is 1280x720 which just so happens to be the same frame size as the JVC recording in HDV mode." Problem is that the 720p Varicam files
Split screen rendering
by Jim Sanders 12 years ago
I just submitted a bug report to Adobe but, I am not sure if it is a bug. I just upgraded to AE 7.0 and everytime I render out my 3D scene (with the active camera view)my final .mov file looks like it
Re: Split screen rendering Active only?
by Dan Powers 12 years ago
By default when adding a camera to the timeline it not turned on even though you see it on output. To see the the layer camera when rendering, it has to be turned on or else it renders the standard fi
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