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Dave Haynie

I work in media related computer system design. These days it's mostly embedded stuff, though I was a lead designer on many of the Amiga computers, back in the day. I also do content creation for fun and profit: video, stills, music, HDV, DVDs, the whole nine yards.
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Display Interfacing and SuperMHL
by Aaron Star 7 months ago
More of an FYI post. I compiled an abbreviated list from Wiki, Vesa, and press release articles, of display interfacing details. This after reading an article on SuperMHL 1.0. It is important to know
Re: Display Interfacing and SuperMHL
by Dave Haynie 6 months ago
NIce list! But you also need to know your GPU's capabilities. You can put a DisplayPort to HDMI 2.0 converter on an older GPU board, but it's likely limited by the GPU's display hardware to 2560x1600
Ultimate Vegas Machine?
by Matthew Jeschke 2 years ago
I maybe have asked a few questions on this but curious what your feedback would be. I have been slowly tweaking my machine for video editing. Here's what I currently have, - Vegas Pro 13 (LOVE IT!) no
Re: Ultimate Vegas Machine?
by Dave Haynie 6 months ago
James Redmond "After reading these series of posts about using dual graphics cards, what I understood was to have one inexpensive card for display and other powerful card for rendering. In the earlie
Will Vegas GPU support EVER be updated? Looking for Magix reply
by Scott Francis 7 months ago
I know Magix people keep an eye out on this forum so I am going to ask it outright. Are they developing updated GPU support for newer cards or should we expect it to stay old technology Would love a d
Re: Will Vegas GPU support EVER be updated? Looking for Magix reply
by Dave Haynie 6 months ago
Exactly right. It's important for everyone to understand how the GPU acceleration has been done over the years. As John mentioned, it's in multiple places. Vegas itself seems to use it for compositing
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v14 - a list of supported GPUs anywhere?
by Peter Holt 10 months ago
Is the GTX750 Kalm 2GB card supported by v14 It crashes v13 pretty well; one has to disable GPU everywhere possible to use the program. I don't want to change the video card because this is the fastes
Re: v14 - a list of supported GPUs anywhere?
by Dave Haynie 7 months ago
I recently upgraded my video card... a new 3440x1440 monitor joined my dual 2560x1440 monitors, and I needed a card to support 4K-class resolutions. I got an AMD Radeon RX480, currently replaing the o
Proxies are twice the size of the original file!
by Ed Horn 7 months ago
Just started trying to use proxies in Vegas 14. Vegas Help and all of the YouTube tutorials say right click on the file in the media bin and choose "create video proxy". With my system it takes a 4.19
Re: Proxies are twice the size of the original file!
by Dave Haynie 7 months ago
Something has to give. You can make a proxy in any format you like, of course. But let's say we start with AVC encoded HD at 24Mb s. That's pretty standard, and AVC is computationally complex to decod
Vertical Video: Just say No!
by Ned Miller 8 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 Dave Haynie 8 months ago
Well, you know, you're all wrong.. the future is in triangular video. We've known this a long, long time. But seriously, vertical video is at best special-purpose. Sure, there are a few vertical video
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4k files and VegasPro13
by Robert Strong 9 months ago
Hi guys, where might I download some 4k files to test in my new 10 core system with Vegas Pro. thanks, robert
Re: 4k files and VegasPro13
by Dave Haynie 9 months ago
There are zillions of 4K samples around. Just Google for "free 4K sample video". This article points to a whole mess of them: http: www.premiumbeat.com blog thousands-of-clips-all-in-4k-almost-all-for
Sony vegas will not support MOV files???
by Graham Bradfield 6 years ago
Hi All, I put a post regarding this problem last week, I have not long bought "Sony Vegas movie studio HD 9" and as I had just bought a new video camera "Nikon"that uses a SD card I was told that the
Re: Sony vegas will not support MOV files???
by Dave Haynie 12 months ago
That's expected behavior. Apple provides the Quicktime player that you see, but there's also a whole multimedia framework for Quicktime that exports an API to applications like Vegas. Without that fra
New pc build with Magix Vegas (14) in mind
by salim samou 1 year ago
I know it's hard to predict what real advantages Magix will give us with regards to more efficient usage of pc resources ,but after a 4 year run with Sony Vegas and i7 920 I'm deciding to build a new
Re: New pc build with Magix Vegas (14) in mind
by Dave Haynie 12 months ago
Actually, that's not always true. It depends entirely on the cache design. In hardware L1 L2 L3 caches, we have content-addressable memory, which makes cache lookup very fast. And you get to redesign
30 hours to Render a 58 minute Video
by Scott Gifford 6 years ago
Huge mistake. I decided to start my last project on the latest upgrade from Sony. Vegas Pro 11. Editing three camera event.Timeline seemed to function normally and preview was as quick as Pro 10, not
Re: 30 hours to Render a 58 minute Video
by Dave Haynie 1 year ago
Hi Ellen- From your description of the case, I think you may be running low on RAM during the render. I would recommend at least 8GB memory for any high definition work, though of course if you're ren
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Sometimes my DVD plays choppy on computers. Why?
by Noam Osband 2 years ago
I made a film that I've been screening at some colleges. I notice that on some DVD players the film is kind of choppy, that it stops for what must be a fraction of a second...but it does it regularly
Re: Sometimes my DVD plays choppy on computers. Why?
by Dave Haynie 2 years ago
There are a bunch of possibilities. Check your authoring bitrates. It's fairly unusual for this to be an issue on computers. Older stand-alone DVD players sometimes have issues with bitrates right at
GH4 10bit 1080p25 or 1080p50
by Craig Ricker 3 years ago
Can anyone with this camera confirm that you do not get a true progressive 10bit signal out from this camera in 25p or 50p at 1080. Atomos is saying that it will put out a 50i signal when set to 25p.
Re: GH4 10bit 1080p25 or 1080p50
by Dave Haynie 3 years ago
The GH4 can output 4K or HD at 10-bit, 4:2:2 over HDMI if you're not recording internally, with or without the YAGH. If you are recording, it's limited to 8-bit. In fact, the YAGH gets its video from
Just finished my fan film. Can't get it on DVD/Dual Layer or Blu Ray at desired Quality.
by Keith DuBose 3 years ago
Ok, I'm going to try and explain this as best I can. I run on Imac 10.5.8. I use final cut express 4 for my film editing and iDVD for my dvd burning. I have used Adobe Encore 5.5 to make a custom menu
Re: Just finished my fan film. Can't get it on DVD/Dual Layer or Blu Ray at desired Quality.
by Dave Haynie 3 years ago
Keith DuBose "I've just finished completing a film that has literally taken me 4 years to make. Its a quicktime mov file exported out of final cut express 4 in 640x480 resolution (the first footage w
New camera shortlist - looking for advice
by Chris Newberry 3 years ago
Hi there I'm looking at buying a new HD camera. Looking at the prosumer market and spending around 1500. I wanted to put this in a general thread for camcorders but couldn't see one - if I'm mistaken
Re: New camera shortlist - looking for advice
by Dave Haynie 3 years ago
Chris Newberry "y only problem with DLSR's is the lack of XLR decent sound recording options" Practically everyone using DSLRs for video are getting good results with auxiliary recorders. I have a Zo
Any options for resolutions between SD and HD??
by Bob Wiley 3 years ago
I'm never used Blu-ray before but I know it's for high definition video. I know DVD is for standard definition video. Here is my question: since my projector is an XGA and has a native resolution of 1
Re: Any options for resolutions between SD and HD??
by Dave Haynie 3 years ago
What's your player If you're using a Blu-ray player, you need to make a proper Blu-ray disc, at a proper Blu-ray resolution. 1280x720 is certainly an option, but nothing intermediate between that an S
Picking a camcorder to use in conjunction with my DSLR
by travis heberling 3 years ago
Hello everyone! I shoot mostly corporate and live event video photo. A studio that I am going to start shooting weddings for requires me to have a "traditional" video camera as a b or c camera to go w
Re: Picking a camcorder to use in conjunction with my DSLR
by Dave Haynie 3 years ago
Keep in mind that MIT-156 is just a Balun... it's only going to work with dynamic mics, not condensers. Most pro mics useful for video are condensers and need 48V phantom power. Thus the Beachtek... o
Need 1) disk picture printed, and maybe 2) DVD burning and case cover
by Walter Miale 3 years ago
I spent about a week (!) uploading video and graphics files for two projects to kunaki.com. Doubtful server. Turns out it will now take several weeks (!) to receive the disks and package to proof the
Re: Need 1) disk picture printed, and maybe 2) DVD burning and case cover
by Dave Haynie 3 years ago
For a small run, most any recent Epson photo printer can print on DVD blanks, obviously the printable variety. That's been working for me for quite a long time. It's slow and expensive for large runs,
Zoom H4n Audio Balance
by Gary Peterson 3 years ago
I'm the videographer for my church and record our praise and worship service and sermon for our YouTube channel ( fullgospeldenton ). I setup a Zoom H4n on the balcony at the front and record with the
Re: Zoom H4n Audio Balance
by Dave Haynie 3 years ago
That's pretty typical of any live event -- voice levels are usually really low compared to music. There are reasons. Your brain tends to compensate a bit. Voice doesn't have the range of dynamics that
looking for 3 cheap cameras that wil sync and I can run mics into for good sound
by Nelson May 3 years ago
I am shooting a web TV show and I want to use 3 cameras, but I don't want to break the bank. I see a lot if consumer cameras that shoot pretty good video (down converted for youtube). Are there consum
Re: looking for 3 cheap cameras that wil sync and I can run mics into for good sound
by Dave Haynie 3 years ago
The Hero 3 White Edition sells new for about $200. I did a little double-check... in addition to wired remote sync, all of the Hero 3 series support WiFi control via an iPhone Android Hero App or a de
Burning 720p to NON Blu Ray disk using Architect
by Ron Ressler 4 years ago
Hello, I am upgrading to edit HD video and I have a burning question: I just bought a Philips HD player, a typical player I got from Best Buys. It supports about everything except Blu Ray. I want to r
Re: Burning 720p to NON Blu Ray disk using Architect
by Dave Haynie 4 years ago
Once again, you can put any old data file on a DVD. Well, judt about... some DVD disc formats have limits. But sure, write whatever you want to a DVD. Just don't expect any DVD player to automatically
Blu-ray/ DVD burning
by Koti Ravi 4 years ago
Hi There, My name is Koti. I am a Wedding Videographer. I shoot with the Sony PMW-200 and I edit using Final Cut Pro 7. After my edits, I convet the Video into Quick Time Movie. My setting are HD 1920
Re: Blu-ray/ DVD burning
by Dave Haynie 4 years ago
Just a comment... make sure you tested with at least one brand of BD-R that uses HTL media technology. Quite a few commercially produced BD players have a problem with the cheaper LTH format (uses org
Wedding Audio
by Aaron Babcock 4 years ago
Hello, I m prepping my first wedding shoot, and I can t figure out the best way to record the audio. 1) Will the on camera mics capture good sound for the ceremony (Specifically from the EX1 and a ROD
Re: Wedding Audio
by Dave Haynie 4 years ago
I totally agree with Mark. Sure, you want a high quality on-camera mic. I typically use two shotguns, in a "run and gun" configuration, gain around 30dB apart, one to the other. But that's just the ca
How does the AF-100 perform in low-light with a slow lens?
by Bill Church 4 years ago
I'm looking to buy a new camera for my place of work. It's looking like I'll be able to push for a $5000 budget. For the sake of keeping things simple, let's assume for now that $5000 is for camera an
Re: How does the AF-100 perform in low-light with a slow lens?
by Dave Haynie 4 years ago
You're buying several f-stops, going from a 1 3" camcorder to a 4 3" camcorder... it's a shame to wasted that with an f 5.6 lens. Fortunately, that's not necessary. If you need zoom, start with the Pa
af100 long zoom lenses
by James Williams 4 years ago
Was wondering if anyone had a recommendation for a long zoom lens for the AF100. I am looking to shoot sports so am looking for something with a long range zoom (perhaps up to 100mm-400mm or 70-300mm
Re: af100 long zoom lenses
by Dave Haynie 4 years ago
I don't use m43 for video (yet), but I do have an m43 system (for then the Canon is too big to take along, or I need to shoot underwater). The m43 format (4 3" sensor) is half the size (one-quarter th
Panasonic HMC40
by carlos aguilar 5 years ago
I'm thinking of buying this camera. What do you guys think of it I also need a omni-directional lavaliere mic, do you guys recommend any and would I need an adapter to connect it http: www.panasonic.c
Re: Panasonic HMC40
by Dave Haynie 5 years ago
I've been very happy with my HMC40. A couple of things to consider. I've collected a bunch of SDXC cards lately, but the HMC40 is limited to SDHC, so you only get 32GB, and files are broken up into 4G
Better Sound
by Pete Cotellese 5 years ago
hello, right now I shoot the church ceremony using the camera mic, then when vows I switch one channel to lapel mic which is clear. should I have a mic system that allows me to put a mic on a mic stan
Re: Better Sound
by Dave Haynie 5 years ago
As a general rule, you should NEVER use the in-camera mic if you're trying to get good sound. For weddings, I use multiple off-camera recorders. The lapel mic on the groom is what you want. I usually
Don't be this person
by Aaron Cadieux 5 years ago
I'm sure this has happened to countless people on this forum. I was so angry I wanted to strangle this lady.
Re: Don't be this person
by Dave Haynie 5 years ago
John Davidson ". Hopefully when I chat with the official photographer she'll also stay clear." Good luck. I shot a wedding once that featured not one, not two, but THREE official photographers. Seems
Need a recommendation for a ENG camera under $2,000
by Rachel Kodner 5 years ago
I'm looking to buy a prosumer camera that is SHOULDER MOUNTABLE, costs less then 2.5 grand, is an ENG style camera, is good in low lighting situations, and takes sdxc cards (and not p2 because those a
Re: Need a recommendation for a ENG camera under $2,000
by Dave Haynie 5 years ago
Rachel Kodner "Panasonic AG-HMC80 3MOS AVCCAM HD Shoulder-Mount Camcorder -BandH dot com says this cam is bad in low lighting conditions!! :( !!" Panasonic's had a long line of very low cost shoulder
Need Camera Light Recommendations
by Martin Verona 5 years ago
Hi All, I am shooting with the Panasonic AG AC130 and need to add a new video light. My old light from my PD150 days is a NRG 50w light that runs off those old large shoulder batteries. Are there LED
Re: Need Camera Light Recommendations
by Dave Haynie 5 years ago
Agreed. I have a Cowboy Studios CN-160... you can get two for under $100, and have plenty of money left over for beer or AA cells. And yeah, it'll take a couple of different camcorder batteries as wel
Suggestions for moving from DVX100b to a consumer hd cam?
by Ruby Gold 5 years ago
Hi again. As I move away from my beloved DVX100b because I need less camera, the simpler import of HDMI than tape capture, and less learning curve than a DSLR would represent, I'm wondering if you all
Re: Suggestions for moving from DVX100b to a consumer hd cam?
by Dave Haynie 5 years ago
I'm gradually becoming a serious HDSLR convert... but the workflow isn't for everyone. I bought a 60D last year as a still camera, just before taking a vacation in Alaska. Money well spent, even if I
FAT32 4gb limit with AF100
by Richard Angle 5 years ago
When trying to stitch together multiple .mts files that were broken up due to long recordings, (over 4.1 gigs) there remains a gap of approx 15 audio frames and 1 single video frame with missing audio
Re: FAT32 4gb limit with AF100
by Dave Haynie 5 years ago
Did you try actually concatenating the sequential files I have found that works with my older Panasonic camcorders. They seem to split the MTS files right at the 4GB boundary. So when you line up clip
News: Sony Creative Software Announces Acquisition of NetBlender
by Cow News Droid 6 years ago
Combination Will Extend World-Class Blu-ray Disc Authoring Capabilities to Additional Multimedia Professionals and Prosumers (Madison, Wisconsin--October 24, 2011) Sony Creative Software, a global pro
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Re: News: Sony Creative Software Announces Acquisition of NetBlender
by Dave Haynie 6 years ago
While it's true that there isn't a speed rating for USB memory sticks, I have yet to find a USB 2.0 stick that's slower than about 10MB s read... the 32GB stick I have in my desktop hub benchmarks at
no bcc7 transfer to vegas 11
by william jochim 6 years ago
When I installed vegas 11, no bcc7 was transfered from vegas 10. I tried to reinstall bcc7 but got nothing. All my newblue plugin were transfered.
Re: no bcc7 transfer to vegas 11
by Dave Haynie 6 years ago
I see the same problem. I'm 64... never even installed 32-bit Vegas 10, much less Vegas 11. And here's the weird part: I _almost_ don't see BCC7. If I look under OFX or BCC 3D Objects in the Plug-In C
Buying a Canon DSLR. 60D, 7D, or 5D Mark II?
by Josh Williams 6 years ago
I am looking to pick up a DSLR to add to my growing equipment collection and use on my commercial work. I have been doing a lot of research and am almost 100% sold on the 60D but I wanted to check the
Re: Buying a Canon DSLR. 60D, 7D, or 5D Mark II?
by Dave Haynie 6 years ago
Gary Huff "You are right it's not simply from AVCHD. The AF-100's sensor is primarily designed for video (unlike HDSLR) so there is no moire or aliasing like the Canons, plus a bit better on the reso
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Display Adapter List
by Stephen Mann 6 years ago
I am about to order the parts to build a new editing PC, and I went to the BorisFX web site to look at the recommended cards only to find the list pretty out of date. Some of the cards aren't even ava
Re: Display Adapter List
by Dave Haynie 6 years ago
Do they have any recommendations for nVidia chips that are still in production The GTX260 280 are from 2008, and were discontinued early last year. Current versions are the GTX 400 and 500 series. I'v
BCC Sony Vegas / missing effects
by Stewart Bourke 6 years ago
Hi, Boris BCC7 Sony Vegas 10e Sometime ago I raised a question about some effects not present in BCC7 for Vegas. One of them is the 2D particle system, and it is an effect I would like to use for a nu
Re: BCC Sony Vegas / missing effects
by Dave Haynie 6 years ago
Just one more data point... I've been doing quite unusual amounts of mixed media animation in Vegas, leaning fairly heavy on BCC7 for effects, and would definitely use the 2D particle filter. I do rea
Balanced 1/8"?
by Tony Connoly 7 years ago
Is there such a thing as a balanced 1 8" microphone connection, or are all 1.8" microphones unbalanced
Re: Balanced 1/8"?
by Dave Haynie 6 years ago
Jordan Wolf "Not to be pedantic, but balanced wiring is kind of a misnomer. Whether or not an input output is balanced is completely independent on the wire used in connecting it. A balanced connecti
Zoom h4N
by Peter Groom 7 years ago
I realise that a lot of people on the cow have and use the Zoom h4n, and indeed I have a couple kicking about too. handy little machines. What you may NOT know is that there is a firmware update avail
Re: Zoom h4N
by Dave Haynie 6 years ago
They're tapping into the software-driven-hardware phenomena... it's relatively cheap to fix or add new features that can be software-only features. And this gets cheaper still as you get a larger inst
dB and gain
by freddy McLennon 7 years ago
Hi, As an amateurfilmer I got into a discussion regarding dB (decibels) and gain. As far as my knowledge carries me, this is what I think explains it. You have decibels (dB) used to measure sound. 0dB
Re: dB and gain
by Dave Haynie 6 years ago
Hi- I've been hanging out in other areas of the Cow for years, but doing more audio these days, I decided to poke around here. Hope that explanation was useful. The guitar is the Martin "Backpacker",
Portable Field Recorders and why 4 track?
by Gautam Pandey 6 years ago
Hi.. I'm looking to invest in a field recorder and can see the advantages of having one with timecode, but havent really understood how 4 channel recording can be advantageous (like in the Zoom H4n) I
Re: Portable Field Recorders and why 4 track?
by Dave Haynie 6 years ago
Frank Nolan "Your post did more to confuse the issue than to explain it. Eric's explanation in a couple of sentences did more to explain than your entire 4 or 5 paragraphs. It does not matter whether
Choosing the Right Microphone(s)
by Adrian Jans 7 years ago
I want to record a guy playing guitar and singing in front of my green screen for a Youtube level video. He wont be moving around very much, nor will he be especially loud or abrasive. Really simple s
Re: Choosing the Right Microphone(s)
by Dave Haynie 6 years ago
Nope.. you need to be close up. Why not record separately from your video shoot Here's a very low tech way to do this. Start by recording (on a PC, with a field recorder like a Zoom or Tascam, on the
Soldering & Making Cables
by Brian Reynolds 6 years ago
Over recent times on forums and the young Audio Assistants I work with on TV Outside Broadcasts its becoming evident that people have not learnt the "art" of soldering. Now not directly and audio skil
Re: Soldering & Making Cables
by Dave Haynie 6 years ago
Yeah. When I was growing up, electronics was a pretty common hobby. My Dad (an engineer at Bell Labs) taught me to solder. Then I had four courses on electronics in High School, majored in EE + Math i
Mics for documentary: lav and shotgun?
by Joe Martino 6 years ago
For documentary purposes we are looking for some mics. We would like to be able to use something like a lav mic for our interviews and possibly a shotgun for our outdoor shots. We are also working on
Re: Mics for documentary: lav and shotgun?
by Dave Haynie 6 years ago
If you have access to power, I'd strongly recommend the Line 6 XD-V30L or XD-V70L wireless lav systems. The big win here is that it's a digital ISM link. These are really an on-stage thing; they're no
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