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Darren Edwards

2003 - 2006: Media Technology BSc(Hons). First class.
2005 - 2006: Head of Production, BBCi-SparkTV.
2005 - SparkTV: RTS 'Innovative Idea of the Year'
2006 - 2009: Managing Director, X-GF Media HD.
2008 - 2009: Executive Producer, hullfc.tv
2009 - 2015: Freelance Producer/Cam/Editor.
Member Since:
July 2nd 2009
62 Posts
Location:
Kingston-upon-Hull
Sony F5 XAVC footage in Premiere CS6
by Don McVey 6 years ago
Wondering if anyone can help. PLEASE HELP!!! Trying to get 1080p XAVC footage from an F5 to work in Pr CS6 (Mac). It imports, but when I try to do anything with it, it crashes. Apparently I need a plu
Re: Sony F5 XAVC footage in Premiere CS6
by Darren Edwards 4 years ago
This is for Win 8.1 Premier CS6 owners. I started working with XAVC today (Nov 2015) from a FS7 camera. Users are recommending the $300+ TotalCode, however, for free, I'm having some success with VLC'
TV Series Workflow: Sony PXW-FS7K > Premiere Pro CC > Sony Vegas > XAVC
by Darren Edwards 4 years ago
Hi folks, Am about to A-cam and offline edit a 6 x 60min ep TV series, shot in the Caribbean. We're starting afresh with the kit: i.e. camera and NLE. We initially liked URSA but I don't want to purch
7 Days of Free Downloads / Videoblocks - Free for Commercial Use?
by Bryan Mailer 7 years ago
I just received a promotional e-mail from Creative Cow and just wanted to get the simple question answered that is probably on some people's minds. Are the downloads with these 7 free days from the sp
Re: 7 Days of Free Downloads / Videoblocks - Free for Commercial Use?
by Darren Edwards 6 years ago
I betook the Free Trial last year, cancelled after 6 days and didn't get charged. Thank you. Yesterday, after a surge of promo emails, I logged onto the VB site to ascertain if my erstwhile account wa
MPEG4 - audio sync issues
by Darren Edwards 7 years ago
Dear all, Our current project involves encoding an MPEG4 version for the client's website. The full res versions are NTSCs and PALs, and are edited in Premiere Pro CS3 Win XP. Converting them using Ha
Re: MPEG4 - audio sync issues
by Darren Edwards 7 years ago
Thanks for the feedback, Craig. We've had other problems with newer machines, exporting MOVs created in Premiere CS into Final Cut and the audio knocking itself out of sync. My main interest, though,
How to make a WMV file....on a PC?!
by Eric Strand 7 years ago
I'm about to throw my Windows desktop out the window. Does Windows not allow you to create easily WMV files anymore ! ! ! I'm trying this Expression Encoder but it doesn't look like it's free and the
Re: How to make a WMV file....on a PC?!
by Darren Edwards 7 years ago
Premiere Pro (from 1.5.1 onwards)'s internal Adobe Media Encoder was built for WMV. Can't speak for the cheaper Premiere Elements, but it might be worth a purchase if its AME is as powerful. Darren. h
Windows equivalent of Compressor...
by Darren Edwards 7 years ago
Hi there, I'm signed up to project manage http: www.hullfclive.co.uk for rugby Super League's Hull FC this year. All the live-to-web R&D is done and ready to rock; where we've hit a snag is finding so
Re: Windows equivalent of Compressor...
by Darren Edwards 7 years ago
Cheers, Craig Freebie ol' Handbreak got us there in the end, after a couple of long nights staring at the 'encoding' bar. However by the end of this season we're expecting subscription revenue to allo
XDCAM HD and PPro CS3
by Darren Edwards 8 years ago
Hi folks, Have got a bunch of XDCAM HD (50i) disks land in the edit suite and only PPro CS3, the camera itself and a firewire to work with. I understand there are lots of (.mov) ingest options in FCP,
Re: XDCAM HD and PPro CS3
by Darren Edwards 8 years ago
There was lots of Sony browser tools for the SD XDCAMs but ...nothing, for HD HDV. Odd. D. http: www.youtube.com user darrenpce
Producer/Director/Camera (co-founder of RTS award-winning BBCi channel)
by Darren Edwards 8 years ago
Experienced TV film producer seeks new challenge. Currently located in England, I am willing to relocate for the right position. Vast knowledge of most workflows and hardware. First class BSc (Hons) d
Exporting specific timecoded edits via Firewire onto tape
by Darren Edwards 9 years ago
Dear All, Am posing a question on behalf a production company I freelance camera for. Hope you can help. Thanks in advance. 'We are trying to get some specific Timecoded FCP edits off our edit suite v
Re: Exporting specific timecoded edits via Firewire onto tape
by Darren Edwards 9 years ago
Many thanks for the swifty reply, Shane. D. http: vimeo.com 11631393
Improving compression in HD commercials
by Todd Terry 9 years ago
Hi gang... I usually host haunt other COW forums, but as luck would have it my needs bring me here today... We're a small production company, most of what we do are broadcast commercials. We have just
Re: Improving compression in HD commercials
by Darren Edwards 9 years ago
Todd -- in Europe a lot of HDTV (BBC HD, Freeview HD, Sky) originally shot in 1080p is downrez'd to either 720p or HDV 1440 for Tx -- the reason being to keep it under around the 16mb bitrate. Throw i
Super 8 cine film
by Doug Helsby 9 years ago
I have just found some old cine 8 film which I have loaded into Pro. Has any one gots some tips on how to improve the quality of the film Doug
Re: Super 8 cine film
by Darren Edwards 9 years ago
I didn't mean any disrespect to Mike, of course - if he's experienced positive results by applying Auto Levels to film captured via HDV camera, then go for it. However, my one and only time using it w
Adobe Premiere Pro error compiling movie message
by Jeff Benefield 9 years ago
Working in Adobe Premiere Pro I'm trying to export a video to a quicktime none compress file and about halfway into the export I get a error message saying (error compiling move, unknown error)...Any
Re: Adobe Premiere Pro error compiling movie message
by Darren Edwards 9 years ago
With older versions of PPro -- i.e. ver 1.5 which most of still use for SD work -- I've found that any project which uses a lot of differing audio khz on the timeline will eventually do a crash on exp
Music Video - submission to TV - audio levels and digibeta?
by Ralph Watson 10 years ago
Hi there, We have a music video finished and ready to be sent out to channels - I'm new to video for braodcast and I'm coming up against a few points I find consfusing. The video is HD - and one chann
Re: Music Video - submission to TV - audio levels and digibeta?
by Darren Edwards 10 years ago
I've onlined and submitted a few videos to MTV UK. I've always mastered TV audio to the traditional -1.5db (and film at -6) and they've never complained, although Sky usually dislike audio too loud. H
Streaming/looping pre-recorded television. Software R&D
by Darren Edwards 10 years ago
Hello all, Have just started co-founding my third multiplatform television channel. This one is different to the first two though. It's initially webpage based and, from a pipeline CMS perspective, th
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