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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
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Austin TX
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New iMac Pro system dropping frames (2 at a time)
by Dan Powers 1 year ago
Advice Brand new Imac Pro clean install Premiere Pro 2018 12.1.1 Running High Sierra. $12,000 machine dropping frames on rendered 1080 Pro Res. My old MacPro trash can drops fewer frames. I have a con
Re: New iMac Pro system dropping frames (2 at a time)
by Dan Powers 4 months ago
Eric what video card does your iMacPro have Mine has Radeon Pro Vega 64 16 GB. Just did a complete reformat and reinstall of the OS for other flakey reasons, but thought I would try our HDMI stutter i
How can i make this effect?
by Djafar Golet 6 months ago
How to make one part of the frame brighter and the other part of the frame darker
Re: How can i make this effect?
by Dan Powers 6 months ago
Duplicate the layer and mask between the two layers with two different color corrections.
Considering aborting Mac
by Dan Powers 6 months ago
After clunking along with working but far behind the performance curve of the 2013 era MacPro cylinders, I waited anxiously for something new for "pro's". Imac Pro arrived. We bought two. And both are
Re: Considering aborting Mac
by Dan Powers 6 months ago
Thanks! Reading now!
Exporting problems in Premiere Pro CC
by Adrian Doidge 3 years ago
Hi. The past few projects I have worked on with Premier have been causing some major and mysterious problems when it comes to both the rendering and export stage of the workflow. Each time I export th
Re: Exporting problems in Premiere Pro CC
by Dan Powers 6 months ago
Try changing to software only, open CL, and Metal as alternate tests for rendering engines.
How are you calibrating external SDI displays?
by Dan Powers 6 months ago
Please don't reply with "Use a pre calibrated display", I have them. But I also have several client monitors (large LED displays) fed with an SDI signal converted to HDMI coming out of the edit apps v
Re: How are you calibrating external SDI displays?
by Dan Powers 6 months ago
Wanted to go ahead and complete this thread for future readers. Went through the Calibrations using Resolve, Display Cal, and Spyder 5, setting first the external display as guided and then it ran in
Sending LUTS to external monitors
by Dan Powers 6 months ago
"Oh great, another calibration thread!" Sorry, but I searched the forum and cannot find what I am looking for. Went through the Calibrations using Resolve, Display Cal, and Spyder 5, setting first the
Re: Sending LUTS to external monitors
by Dan Powers 6 months ago
Going to answer my own question here. Apparently it did nothing to the display output, but just the initial calibration settings it had me do with matching color temps to what the probe sees was a sig
Monitor calibration
by Enginn Heima 7 months ago
Hello. Always this same confusing subject for me, but I'll try to make this as clear as possible and if anyone could throw in their two cents, I would be much obliged! I'm working with rushes from a S
Re: Monitor calibration
by Dan Powers 6 months ago
I think this is what you are looking for. When your raw clip is in media pool it looks fine. Go into Edit or Color and it is flat. When putting that same clip in Premiere it looks correct. Is this wha
How are you calibrating external SDI displays?
by Dan Powers 6 months ago
Moved Post to Premiere Pro
BMD PCI Card(s) Grading Monitor calibration Spyder
by Armin Reiss 4 years ago
Hi, i got a BMD PCI Card to be able to grade in fullscreen. Mac OSX 10.10.5 I bought the DeckLink Mini Monitor. Worked right out of the box. Resolve, Premiere etc. But unfortunatelly BM quit the possi
Re: BMD PCI Card(s) Grading Monitor calibration Spyder
by Dan Powers 6 months ago
Exactly my frustration as well. Looking for the answer to this since Extend Desktop is now gone. How are people calibrating external SDI monitors
Anyone doing SDK custom development?
by Dan Powers 1 year ago
Wanting a program written to make a Smart VideoHub 20X20 do specific routes at a specific time. Has anyone gone down this path of making the router get some automation commands Thanks
Re: Anyone doing SDK custom development?
by Bob Zelin 1 year ago
this is who does it - https: www.skaarhoj.com Bob Zelin Bob Zelin Rescue 1, Inc. bobzelin@icloud.com
Merging Two Databases Into One
by Adam French 1 year ago
What's the best and safest method for merging two databases together We have two .cdv files being managed by two users, each database with unique files and metadata. I'd like to consolidate these into
Re: Merging Two Databases Into One
by Dan Powers 1 year ago
What if we are running server I really do want all of my footage in one database so that I can search all of it. Is that a bad practice
Masking an Effect, not the layer (Chroma Key)
by Dan Powers 2 years ago
So I need to mask a Chroma Key, it isnt typical where someone is in front of a green background. It is the opposite. A green square in the scene with people crossing, like the typical replace a comput
Re: Masking an Effect, not the layer (Chroma Key)
by Dan Powers 2 years ago
Many thanks guys!
Transition effect
by Yoshi San 2 years 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 2 years 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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Captured Audio & Video Out of Sync with Ultra Studio 4K
by Dan Powers 2 years 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 3 years 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 3 years ago
Just say Yes! It creates more work for editors!
Silly concept BMD
by Dan Powers 3 years 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 3 years ago
Re: Silly concept BMD
by Bob Zelin 3 years 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 Andi Winter 5 years ago
force conform with selected clip in media pool! (right click in the timeline)
Broadcast standards regarding video noise
by Zak Whiteman 6 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 6 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 11 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 years ago
Thanks Fernando I will forward to my Modeler. Dan Powers P3 Media Austin, TX
Copy Keyframes
by Bob Vick 14 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 9 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 10 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 10 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 11 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 10 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 12 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 12 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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 14 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 14 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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