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Promotion Producer, KGAN (CBS) & KFXA-TV (Fox), Cedar Rapids-Iowa City-Waterloo-Dubuque, Iowa
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Video speed fluctuating while audio remains normal.
by Jack Vogel 2 days ago
I'm trying to record video off of a mobile phone screen for a client who wants to demonstrate an app. I've been using the AZ Screen Recorder for Android and the videos produced so far have been just f
Re: Video speed fluctuating while audio remains normal.
by Dave LaRonde 1 day ago
PP should list the frame rate of this video. If it's non-standard, the phone app or operator error is to blame. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
Color hue shift after export in After Effects CS5. (Not Gamma problem) How to fix?
by Shoukei Tam 2 days ago
Hello! I've been struggling to fix this problem for a long time. Here is what I've been experiencing: Whenever I export my videos using After Effects, the colors of the video will always turn out to h
Re: Color hue shift after export in After Effects CS5. (Not Gamma problem) How to fix?
by Dave LaRonde 1 day ago
Shoukei Tam "Can this still be a problem with AE Or system graphics settings on my devices " Nope. It's the encoder you originally used. If you're not using the H.264 preset available to you in Adobe
Changing text layer contents frame-by-frame
by Ricky Simmonds 2 days ago
Firstly, although I've used After Effects rather a lot, it has been for one-off projects and I only use it when I need to, therefore my technical knowledge and after effects vocabulary aren't great. I
Re: Changing text layer contents frame-by-frame
by Dave LaRonde 2 days ago
First thing, I would check out how changing text every frame looks. Personally, I think it would be waaaaay too fast. I'm thinkin' making the change once every 3 or 4 frames would still look plenty fa
Audio lags behind video by two frames.
by Zak Stoltz 6 days ago
I recently discovered that any video I bring into premiere is two frames out of sync with the video leading the audio. I have tested and confirmed this using Catchin' Sync: http: quietart.co.nz catchi
Re: Audio lags behind video by two frames.
by Dave LaRonde 4 days ago
What happens if you export Is the audio still behind the video Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
Animate flattened 3d image
by Ryan Hughes 4 days ago
I would like to rotate the circle of arrows below. I only have access to this flattened image. I'm wondering if there are any techniques to making this circle appear to rotate naturally without having
Re: Animate flattened 3d image
by Dave LaRonde 4 days ago
Try precomposing the layers. Make the precomp a 3D layer. Then position it to put it in the center and mess with x-y-z rotation to remove the 3D look. No guarantees, but it might work. Dave LaRonde Pr
Locked Out Of Adjusting Parameters In 'Effects Control' Panel
by Cody Smith 4 days ago
I reopened a project I was working on last night and in several of the project's compositions, my ability to adjust parameters on effects has been blocked. As you can see in this screenshot, all of th
Re: Locked Out Of Adjusting Parameters In 'Effects Control' Panel
by Dave LaRonde 4 days ago
What sort of corrective actions have you taken so far Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
time warp question
by therman mermehn 4 days ago
I'm using timewarp on a 24fps sequence. From what I originally understood assumed , timewarp built frames in between existing frames , and left the original frame alone. however i can see that it also
Re: time warp question
by Dave LaRonde 4 days ago
Ah. Perhaps you also have Frame Blending activated, which would cause such a thing. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
After Effects collaboration best practices.
by Jeremy Garchow 4 days ago
Sharing projects with other artists is pain staking. Relinking huge projects takes 10 minutes due to the way After Effects treats media. Importing XMLs projects creates all kinds of duplicate media en
Re: After Effects collaboration best practices.
by Dave LaRonde 4 days ago
Sorry, can't answer that. I've never been forced to use that feature. And I hope I never have to. If I am, I hope it's sufficiently far in the future where they've ironed out all the difficulties. Yea
Seinfeld Kramer/Turkey Scene Recreation
by Ben Polizzi 5 days ago
What is the best easiest way to recreate this Seinfeld scene with a different head audio https: www.youtube.com watch v=aw6vye15SR0 Thank you!
Re: Seinfeld Kramer/Turkey Scene Recreation
by Dave LaRonde 4 days ago
That's an effects shot. And That's not exactly PP's strong suit. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
Ghost audio
by Michael Sacci 5 days ago
I had a project that was audio only and I edited in Premiere. (find it easy than any audio tool I have tried) There was a base clip that had short clips of audio replaced through out the timeline. So
Re: Ghost audio
by Dave LaRonde 5 days ago
I use a single timeline for this -- base audio track, other clips for other versions on different tracks. Then just turn mute or un-mute as necessary for export. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (
NTSC 23.976 to PAL 25 fps
by Ryan Turner 6 days ago
We were just asked to conform a large quantity of commercials from 23.976 to 25 fps. We are in the US and have never done these conversions before. From what I have read in forums is that this is very
Re: NTSC 23.976 to PAL 25 fps
by Dave LaRonde 6 days ago
Don't use Premiere. Take the spots to a production house to use hardware like a Terranex unit. Don't fool around. They could probably get them done in an hour. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CB
How do you shorten over extended word in dialogue?
by Olivier Prudhomme 2 weeks ago
I am working on a documentary and the interviewee drags the end of some words like for ex: We went to theeeeeeeee beach She does that a lot and I need to shorten. Basic fading isn't working well. Keyf
Re: How do you shorten over extended word in dialogue?
by Dave LaRonde 1 week ago
In other words, it ain't easy to fix. Or fast. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
Minimun Imac requirements for editing in Premiere the following formats
by Francisco Bech Gómez 2 weeks ago
Hello, I am looking for a second hand Imac. What would be the minimun requirements in terms of processor, Ram, graphic card etc if I want to edit the following formats -Black Magic ProRes 422 1920 x 1
Re: Minimun Imac requirements for editing in Premiere the following formats
by Dave LaRonde 1 week ago
I don't think you will be able to do this on the cheap. There are quite a few threads about using iMacs to edit 4K video. It's very processing-intensive, it requires a lot of memory and you need fast
Any way to set a video track as main track?
by steve goldberg 2 weeks ago
I ask because I'm often changing attributes of clips in the timeline and when I tab over the the next clip to the right, it always highlights the clip on the top-most track and I'm constantly having t
Re: Any way to set a video track as main track?
by Dave LaRonde 2 weeks ago
You could lock the tracks.... Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
easier way of deleting warp stabilizer track points through time.
by Jarrick Harris 3 weeks ago
Hi all, When using warp stabilizer, there's the option of ticking the box to show the track points - so you can scrub through your footage and delete the ones on objects you don't want stabilized, mak
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Re: easier way of deleting warp stabilizer track points through time.
by Jarrick Harris 2 weeks ago
Thankyou very much. That'll help a lot.
Strange thing about vid rate
by Dan McGuire 2 months ago
I have a prores clip that the FCP vid rate column tells me is 29.97, but when I open the same clip in QT the info window says it is 23.98. Anyone know why
Re: Strange thing about vid rate
by Dave LaRonde 2 months ago
My guess is it's 23.976, aka 23.98. I would transcode a long clip to ProRes 422, view it in FCP and see if it looks OK. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
Milwaukee Irish Fest
by Dave LaRonde 2 months ago
Drones cropped up as a subject of discussion between my wife and I yesterday. She told me she noticed a drone overhead during one of the many musical performances at the Milwaukee Irish Festival about
Re: Milwaukee Irish Fest
by Blaise Douros 2 months ago
https: www.faa.gov uas beyond_the_basics #waiver Did you also explain that this is one of the sections subject to waiver, and that the operator could easily have been doing it perfectly legally Get ed
OS X version incompatibility? Can't open project on second system.
by Amy Young 2 months ago
Is there incompatibility on editing the same project on same version of Media Composer, if Mac OS's is different Our assistant editor ingested our media on a system on the east coast, and I edited on
Re: OS X version incompatibility? Can't open project on second system.
by Dave LaRonde 2 months ago
Amy Young "We've upgraded the software and will upgrade the OS to the most current on both machines." I don't think you want to update the OS. It was just explained that even the most recent Avid ver
Subtitles for online vs TV vs Theatre
by Dan McGuire 2 months ago
Folks, I am going to be screening my documentary about Balinese healers in late October. The titles I have designed seem to look right as I edit on FCP7, but I assume that when they are projected in a
Re: Subtitles for online vs TV vs Theatre
by Dave LaRonde 2 months ago
I think we can all agree the OP's subtitles look REALLY good compared to run-of-the-mill subtitling techniques which, frankly, suck. You can't read most of 'em! We're now getting into the realm of per
Video: Daniel Flaherty video productions
by Daniel Flaherty 1 month ago
Daniel Flaherty video productions 2017 show reel. I work in a call center by day, so these are projects done on the side. watch demo reel
Re: FiNGER GUNS (VFX/Comedy Short Film)
by Dave LaRonde 2 months ago
Whoops! Now that I have time to look, my phone apologizes to me that it can't play it. Well, it IS a a really old phone. I'll have to look later. If the thumbnail is any indication, it ought to look g
reverse motion + trim to fill
by Michael Paul 3 months ago
I am not able to reverse a clip and put trim to fill on it. If I first reverse the motion and than alt drag trim to fill on it the motion will get played in the right direction again. I've tried a tim
Re: reverse motion + trim to fill
by Dave LaRonde 3 months ago
Because you said you couldn't do what you wanted with both effects in the timewarp category applied, that's why you do it. Did you think this stuff is always a stroll through the woods or something Da
Qmaster mess
by Mark Suszko 3 months ago
Tried to make a DVD off the timeline in FCP7 and it flamed out, saying it cant find QMaster. What do I do
Re: Qmaster mess
by Dave LaRonde 3 months ago
Export a ProRes 422 file. Using it, DVD Studio Pro can make audio & video files for a DVD too. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
Drones? The jury's still out for me.
by Dave LaRonde 3 months ago
Now I understand this is is a forum for people who want to use their drones successfully. But after careful consideration, I still think they can't be used with any great success. At this point in tim
Re: Drones? The jury's still out for me.
by Blaise Douros 4 weeks ago
Mark, your post is what an intelligent critique of the current state of drones looks like. No cloud-yelling going on here.
Shooting Unboxing Videos- Best Lens for job?
by Sam Miles 3 months ago
Hi Guys, I am filming some overhead product unboxing videos and I cant seem to get enough things in focus at the same time. The camera I am shooting with is a Canon 7D (cropped sensor) with Kit Len 18
Re: Shooting Unboxing Videos- Best Lens for job?
by Dave LaRonde 3 months ago
This sounds like an industrial video where shallow depth of field is the last thing you need. You need a lens with a wider depth of field. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar
Freeze / corrupted frames using Motion sequence in FCP 7
by Dan Brearley 3 months ago
Mac Os Sierra 10.12.4 Final Cut Pro 7.0.3 Motion 5.3.2 Hi everyone, I've been having several seemingly related issues working with different types of clips in my FCP timeline (1080p H.264 25fps). I ne
Re: Freeze / corrupted frames using Motion sequence in FCP 7
by Dave LaRonde 3 months ago
DO NOT use H.264 in FCP!!!! Never! Always use ProRes. If you have an alpha channel use ProRes 4444. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
Final Cut Pro 7 and Zoom H5 Not Syncing
by Rebecca Barnes 3 months ago
Hi there, I'm attempting to fix a problem with my Zoom H5. Please note that I'm really new at this! I bought this Zoom H5 and a great mic, hoping to finally have good sound, but the audio starts drift
Re: Final Cut Pro 7 and Zoom H5 Not Syncing
by Dave LaRonde 3 months ago
...and PLEASE remember to transcode the video to ProRes 422 before you cut. For reasons that should be plain as the nose on your face. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rap
zooming in waveform bogs down my machine
by Collin Christenbury 3 months ago
I edit VOD content in FCP7, that typically runs 80-87mins & have to do lots of audio editing. I've noticed when I blow my waveform up in the viewer window it bogs my machine down. Is there anything I
Re: zooming in waveform bogs down my machine
by Dave LaRonde 3 months ago
Use a piece of software that has not been essentially dead for almost seven years, and which has been surpassed by far more modern applications capable of working with video formats that were introduc
4K and slo mo camera advice
by Philip James 3 months ago
It's time for me to take a step up from my 5D MKIII. I'll be using this new camera mainly for video shooting. I'd like to shoot in 4K (ideally with some slow motion capability) and also have a good ra
Re: 4K and slo mo camera advice
by Dave LaRonde 3 months ago
On this issue, I come down to one issue: preservation of the original image's quality. I don't care about accommodating a wide variety of images. I don't care about aperture ISO concerns. That's artsy
Equivalent Of Premiere/After Effects Anchor Point
by Patrick Perry 3 months ago
Hey folks. I've recently decided to learn Avid (coming from Premiere) and am, as you can imagine, diligently retraining how I think about certain things. One thing that I can't find any information on
Re: Equivalent Of Premiere/After Effects Anchor Point
by Dave LaRonde 3 months ago
This is one of the reasons why I can't stand Avid. It forces you to work like it's still the 1990's. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
replacing green screen color on FCP7?
by raju bhai 3 months ago
Hello, I have a bunch of shots i filmed with the band in front of a green screen for a music video. However for a few of the shots i am not chroma keying any images behind the band because i prefer th
Re: replacing green screen color on FCP7?
by Dave LaRonde 3 months ago
If you can't get the shot to key properly with the background you first wanted to use, what makes you think it will key any better with a different background Is it because you believe the keyer can t
How do I get a sequence of effects from after effects into AVID in the right order?
by Terry Leahy 4 months ago
Hi guys, I send an h.264 out to my after effects team with a finished episode of a program and they lay a bunch of graphics over top of it. I'm trying to figure out how to put those files in order whe
Re: How do I get a sequence of effects from after effects into AVID in the right order?
by Dave LaRonde 4 months ago
For a task like this you'd be a lot better off cutting in Premiere Pro. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
Why does my audio clip get deleted?
by Jeff Adams 4 months ago
I'm learning FC after being familiar with iMovie. In iMovie I can select a clip (only the video clip is highlighted yellow) and delete it without affecting my audio track. If I try this in FC for some
Re: Why does my audio clip get deleted?
by Dave LaRonde 4 months ago
Which version of FCP are you using This forum is for versions earlier than FCPX. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
Video quality for broadcast
by Bob Cole 5 months ago
There was an interesting thread here about some Osmo footage being rejected by a network's QC. Do you know of any studies of the major drone camera makers, which would rank the quality (and broadcast
Re: Video quality for broadcast
by Dave LaRonde 5 months ago
I'm going to say that it depends on two things: 1) who you're shooting for and 2) what you're shooting. Case in point: I have personally prepared variable-frame-rate, vertical video shot on a phone ca
How do you label your drone shots?
by Michael Tyas 5 months ago
I'm self-trained in drone videography. While I feel confident that my shots are professional, I'm lacking the language to label keyword them in my editor for easy retrieval, or to communicate with a t
Re: How do you label your drone shots?
by Dave LaRonde 5 months ago
The industry is so new that I doubt a standard lexicon of terms exists yet. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
Post action import png sequence errors every time....WHY?
by Richard Garabedain 5 months ago
So i render out in png and i set up a template to import after rendering. It works..but every time it gives me 1 error for every single frame..so for 30 seconds i get 900 errors..and nothing is wrong
Because there's a bug, that's why.
by Dave LaRonde 5 months ago
You may have to update your version of AE. I THINK this particular bug got fixed, but I don't know for sure. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
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Brief flicker when recording video over 15 seconds of video with 5D MKII
by Kevin OBrien 6 months ago
Hello All... I was shooting some long takes with my Canon 5D MKII and noticed a very quick, faint "flash" (or single flicker) every 15 seconds or so (It happens randomly ). Changed the CF card (32GB U
Re: Brief flicker when recording video over 15 seconds of video with 5D MKII
by Dave LaRonde 6 months ago
Sounds like it's time to send the camera back to the factory for repair. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
Question about frame rate
by Daniel Echecopar 6 months ago
Hi, I'm wondering how ONLY the frame rate affects the look of a video. I mean, you can really tell the difference in the motion blur of a (24 fps) 1 48 footage and, lets say, 1 500; so it makes sense
Re: Question about frame rate
by Dave LaRonde 6 months ago
You should have seen a VERY noticeable difference between 59.94 and 23.976 footage. Since we don't know what you used to play back the two clips -- hardware AND software -- it's impossible to make inf
Making LCD TV Screens Look Good in Background
by Evan Cox 8 months ago
Hey guys! I work for a radio show and I shoot a number of interviews with artists per week. Every now and then our interviews are sponsored. Our studio was equipped with two large LCD televisions, the
Re: Making LCD TV Screens Look Good in Background
by Dave LaRonde 7 months ago
Available light is NOT going to cut it. You're shooting a TV show. Okay, it's really a radio show, and it needs to look good for TV. The simplified explanation is this -- the brightest parts of the su
Canon 7D video playback issue
by Ian Mills 8 months ago
Would greatly appreciate any help with a playback issue on my 7D. Here is a screen shot of the distorted quality of the playback image. Has anyone got any ideas if it is a settings issue or hardware p
Re: Canon 7D video playback issue
by Dave LaRonde 8 months ago
Sorry, but that doesn't help much. We know nothing about what the image is supposed to look like. We can't tell what we're looking at. What's distorted Please elaborate. Dave LaRonde Promotion Produce
Transcode Basic Ideas
by Thurman Thomas 8 months ago
Hi All, I have h.264 camera files on my desktop that I want to bring into Avid MC to edit. Since the h.264 slows down the performance of MC I'm going to Import the files and change them to a DNxHD cod
Re: Transcode Basic Ideas
by Dave LaRonde 8 months ago
With H.264, you don't preserve image quality as much as you don't do any more damage than the codec has already done as it recorded. No fooling. But you can do that in Avid. When you create a new proj
Avid MC to Final Cut Pro 7 - Automatic Duck
by Hernan Quintero 8 months ago
Hello everyone, I need to move some sequences from MC to FCP7 but Automatic Duck seems to be Discontinued, I have been searching for hours in the web but still not luck finding the plugin. I wonder if
Re: Avid MC to Final Cut Pro 7 - Automatic Duck
by Dave LaRonde 8 months ago
John's way is a lot better than mine! I know people are reluctant to give up FCP 7, but it is seven-year-old software, and it hasn't been supported for five years. If it's a money issue, gently inform
Best practice for combining 1080p60 and 1080i 5994 in Avid
by Kell Smith 8 months ago
Final destination is DVD. I may also put it online if requested. I'm thinking I need to convert 60p (MTS) to 60i (or to 30p) Dnxhd in another program, then bring in to interlaced project in Avid Is th
Re: Best practice for combining 1080p60 and 1080i 5994 in Avid
by Dave LaRonde 8 months ago
If you ACTUALLY mean the progressive footage was shot at 60 true frames per second -- meaning it was NOT shot at 59.94 frames per second -- you will get occasional funny-looking motion.. about a coupl
Creative COW Forums
by Creative COW 1 year ago
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AMA Link
by John Hill 10 months ago
When I want to import media - a photo - on my mac I can see under Media heading my Music, Photos, and Movies and I can click on each of those to see their files. But when I go to the Source Browser to
Re: AMA Link
by Dave LaRonde 10 months ago
You ought to be able to navigate to the drive & possibly the folder where the original media is located. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
Micing up for dance videos
by Al Rivera 11 months ago
Currently recording dance videos with a cheap Sony stereo lav and my smartphone and have a bunch of rubbing noise (hair maybe) even when I wear it externally. I am looking to upgrade my setup with an
Re: Micing up for dance videos
by Dave LaRonde 10 months ago
Al Rivera "Currently recording dance videos with a cheap Sony stereo lav and my smartphone " ...and do yourself a favor -- get an app for that phone that forces it to shoot a FIXED FRAME RATE. Not a
Nikon D5200 Video - Focus on a Moving Subject
by Jimbo Arnot 11 months ago
Hey Guys, I apologize if this is extremely beginner, but i do product videos of UTV sprayers where i work, and i'm having a real struggle to keep focus on moving subjects (sprayers) when i video using
Re: Nikon D5200 Video - Focus on a Moving Subject
by Dave LaRonde 10 months ago
Cody Walters "I would recommend that you decrease your depth of field. That will keep more of the focus plane in focus. " I think you mean INCREASE depth of field. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGA
DJI Osmo full of compression artifacts - failed Netflix qc
by Sam Lee 11 months ago
I knew it was too good to be true... DJI Osmo scenics footage failed Netflix qc. Looking carefully at the raw capture, I see plenty of color banding and dithering when there is shot of tree and shade
Re: DJI Osmo full of compression artifacts - failed Netflix qc
by Dave LaRonde 11 months ago
Sorry about your problem. I take it this is a warning to others. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
Vertical Video: Just say No!
by Ned Miller 12 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 LaRonde 12 months ago
You'd think if you worked at a TV station as I do, you'd ALWAYS work in horizontal video. Not necessarily! For station promos going to social media, the Home Office mandates SQUARE video. 720x720. Fur
Recording & Synching Sound
by Shaun Dowey 1 year ago
Hi Normally I record sound direct into the camera but recently decided to try something different. I recorded the footage through a Canon 700D and I set up a microphone through a Zoom H4N to record th
Re: Recording & Synching Sound
by Dave LaRonde 1 year ago
No clue -- you have said nothing about the specifics of the audio file(s) you recorded. List detaiks. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
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