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David Braswell

editor doing mostly "corporate" video/DVD work in SE USA
Member Since:
November 16th 2003
422 Posts
100 posts
Location:
NORTH CAROLINA
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Audition Edit setting
by David Braswell 7 years ago
Hi all. On Avid MC 6.0.1.1 here. The .1 rollup added an unusual bug (I refuse to call it a feature). When auditioning an edit in trim mode, the audio fades out instead of cutting. I think this is too
Re: Audition Edit setting
by Michael Phillips 7 years ago
From what I am told, it is a bug to be addressed in the next dot release. Certainly is a bad one for trim. Hope it comes out soon. Michael Michael Phillips
Changing where Title Tool stores files
by Scott Davis 7 years ago
Is there a way to change where Title Tool stores the files it creates Currently it is storing them in my shared Avid project folder on the system drive. Scott Davis
Re: Changing where Title Tool stores files
by David Braswell 7 years ago
If you mean Marquee, yes you can change default saving location in its preferences. You can also choose where to save using "save as".
MC6 Pan & Zoom Woes
by David Braswell 7 years ago
Hello all, I'm re-editing an SD pan & zoom project I did some years ago (pre-64 bit) in MC 6.0.1 and having some quality issues with the final render. Specifically, diagonal edges are showing jagged,
Re: MC6 Pan & Zoom Woes
by David Braswell 7 years ago
A followup: I've confirmed that P&Z is not rendering both fields properly. The worst looking shots are simply one field repeated which looks like crap in a zoom. :-(
Red Tails
by Mike Cohen 8 years ago
I have yet to see this but it is at the top of my list - looks like a fun inspiring movie. Saw an interview Oprah did with George Lucas about his career and about this movie. Lucas went to all the Hol
Re: Red Tails
by David Braswell 8 years ago
I haven't seen it yet, but don't mind saying it's nice to see this brave group represented by a mainstream filmmaker. I know Lucas doesn't exactly conjure up warm fuzzy feelings for many, but he does
MC6 vs. Wacom Intuos 4
by David Braswell 8 years ago
Hello all, Just upgraded to MC6 (HP Z400s, Win Pro7, all Avid blessed hardware) and the latest Wacom driver for Intuos 4 (6.2.0w5). Anyone using this combo It worked fine yesterday afternoon. Today, i
Re: MC6 vs. Wacom Intuos 4
by David Braswell 8 years ago
Looks like the latest driver may have been the culprit. A clean uninstall and reinstall didn't help. I rolled back to 6.1.7-3 and all seems to be well again.
MC 5.5.1 RTAS Bug?
by David Braswell 9 years ago
Just upgraded to 5.5.1. Can someone tell me if I'm losing my mind (yes, the two are related). I have lost the ability to directly enter numerical settings in the compressor limiter audiosuite plugin.
Interesting new bug/feature of MC5
by David Braswell 9 years ago
Pardon me if this has been discussed already, I've been neglectful of my barnyard reading what with work and school. On my MC5 Nitris DX systems, if I hold the ALT key and left-click anywhere in the f
Re: Interesting new bug/feature of MC5
by Job ter Burg 9 years ago
Yes, also a known issue. The tracks are inactive. You can make them active if you unhide the track tools.
MC 5 Patch 5.0.3.6
by David Braswell 9 years ago
OK, has anyone seen patch 5.0.3.6 for MC My head tail fades are broken and chatter on the Avid boards suggest patch 6 will fix it. But it's no longer available from the Avid site. Is that a clue that
Re: MC 5 Patch 5.0.3.6
by David Braswell 9 years ago
Never mind, found the answer.
A new motion graphics career at 35?
by katy yeung 9 years ago
Hi Ive been working in TV broadcast for 8 yrs but in a technical role and now I would like to return to my creative roots and manoeuver into a career in motion graphics. i would like some advice on be
Re: A new motion graphics career at 35?
by David Braswell 9 years ago
A course or curriculum may not teach you the technical parts of working with software. That's where your time spent in front of the software and on the forums will be beneficial. However, some school
Demo Posted
by David Braswell 10 years ago
Greetings fellow bovines! I've just posted our current production post-production reel. Have a look! DaySpring Demo Reel
COW Blogs
by David Braswell 10 years ago
How does the aggregator for COW blogs work Specifically, how often does it refresh the scrolling list of currently blog posts
Re: COW Blogs
by David Braswell 10 years ago
Thanks, Ron. I figured as much. I post on another blog site that auto-refreshes the feed and I understand perfectly. Thanks for all you do to keep the S N ratio high.
Sapphire 1.x adn MC4?
by David Braswell 10 years ago
Am currently searching other databases for info, but can anyone here tell me right off if Sapphire version 1.3 will work with Media Composer 4
editing the project of a lifetime
by grinner hester 10 years ago
literally. Man am I blessed. My Dad purcahsed a Quazar VHS camcorder in '84 and I totally bogarted it. I still have it. Since that day, I have rolled more video than anyone I know and today I find mys
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David Braswell liked this 10 years ago
Re: editing the project of a lifetime
by Mike Cohen 10 years ago
Grinner, that's an awesome treasure you are building, for you and your kids. From 95 to 05 I captured lots of tape, bookended by my grandparents' 50th and 60th anniversaries, with cool videos for both
What is everyone using to archive?
by Amanda Smith 10 years ago
Hey I have been put in charge of finding a storage and organization solution for the studio i work at. We are currently shooting on the HVX 200 and then using final cut pro to edit. As of right now we
Re: What is everyone using to archive?
by David Braswell 10 years ago
Our Avid dealer is keen on this product: CatDV. It looks like it will handle the cataloging and archive functions, as well as allow you to preview proxy footage and read all the metadata associated wi
Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
by Chad Brewer 10 years ago
Or is it Bob Zelin flying across the country to slap someone Anyway, the Cow's cornerstone top image of the orange landscape and sun has this dark speck in one of the cloud's in the left third portion
Re: Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
by David Braswell 10 years ago
Darn I shouldn't have read this. Now that pixel is all I see when I look at the header!
Union or not?
by David Nichols 10 years ago
I'm finally union eligible, and have everything I need including the $3100 to join the Editors Guild. But before I drop this amount, I'm having a few doubts, mainly because I could use a new Mac Pro i
Re: Union or not?
by Bill Davis 10 years ago
Have to agree with a lot of this. Nobody should ever forget the incredible great good that Unions did (and can continue to do in some cases) particularly with regards to basic issues like child labor
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David Braswell liked this 10 years ago
Can we retire the phrase "film look"?
by David Braswell 10 years ago
Warning: Pure rant ahead. As a lover and admirer of film I don't say this lightly. With the advancement of digital cameras and datacentric workflows, film has taken some knocks in recent years. And I
Re: Can we retire the phrase "film look"?
by David Braswell 10 years ago
Touche. Much video 24fps looks like crap as the shooters don't understand (or the producers don't care) safe pan speed.
Low Audio Levels, Internal Mic
by David Braswell 10 years ago
Hello All, We recently shot a high school graduation with our HVX200s. On one camera, we took internal mic on channel 1. The nat sound from that camera sounded overmodulated (crackling, etc.). I didn'
Re: Low Audio Levels, Internal Mic
by Noah Kadner 10 years ago
Doesn't sound like there's anything majorly wrong with the audio so much as you can't expect a whole lot from on-board mics. They are really just there to prove the audio circuitry works and not for u
Low quotes in NYC- what's going on?
by paul strilka 11 years ago
After ten years with an in house talent agency- I have recently been downsized. I own and shoot with a Sony EX1. Can edit FCP or Avid. have a pretty decent reel. I would like to freelance- work for my
Re: Low quotes in NYC- what's going on?
by David Braswell 11 years ago
Yep, it's that bad. I don't entirely agree with John's view that "we" let it happen. But simple economics have forced us here. Also, shooters editors who sold themselves based on the price of their eq
movie about hip hop band
by tel jaba 11 years ago
what style, what kind of effects would you use when editing a movie about a hip hop band this is my first movie about a music band, and I feel it is very "dry", I am used to edit documentaries about c
Re: movie about hip hop band
by David Braswell 11 years ago
Rap = Conflict and Politics. I won't make assumptions about your knowledge of rap. But if it's limited to 50 Cent, Snoop Dog and any of the other "commercially" successful artists, I would try to lear
Will Adobe offer a CS4 version of Audition
by Anna Haas 11 years ago
Does anyone know if there are plans by Adobe to offer an Audition upgrade and not think that putting out a crippled program like the Sound Booth program they stuck into my CS4 Suite upgrade is somehow
Re: Will Adobe offer a CS4 version of Audition
by David Braswell 11 years ago
Interesting perspective. Many people consider your annoyance at multitrack clip handling to be a good feature. The nondestructive nature gives you some options should you decide you need to reverse so
DV Mode Interviews 1st day
by Nate Stephens 11 years ago
This was my first day shooting interviews with our new HVX200... on DV... The image is way better than I expected, but.. it is kinda soft,,, I expected that cause I am used to 2 3" chips,,,, But it is
Re: DV Mode Interviews 1st day
by David Braswell 11 years ago
Have you tried adjusting the sharpness or detail settings DV is pretty on this cam, but my experience is it likes a bit more light than BG indicates in his manual. Also, with 1 3" chips and small lens
Rate for Compressing Video for Web
by Tim Tschudin 12 years ago
What would be a fare rate if someone wanted a 30 sec spot compressed for their website. Should I charge by hour or flat rate per spot Tim Fence Post Creative
Re: Rate for Compressing Video for Web
by David Braswell 12 years ago
I realize I'm late to this thread but I felt compelled to respond to this. I'm also on a large, international web design list. That list absolutely forbids discussions of specific rates. The idea that
Names R US
by David Braswell 12 years ago

Disappearing audio: Multitrack
by David Braswell 12 years ago
Hi All, I'm not new to Audition (Cool Edit), bur I'm trying to dig deeper into the program. I'm editing a project in Avid Media Composer. I've exported a Quicktime reference movie for the video, and A
Disappearing audio: Multitrack
by David Braswell 12 years ago
Hi All, I'm not new to Audition (Cool Edit), bur I'm trying to dig deeper into the program. I'm editing a project in Avid Media Composer. I've exported a Quicktime reference movie for the video, and A
Character Map Question
by David Braswell 12 years ago
I'm using AE 7 (CS2) on Windows. I know you can create special type characters like en and em dashes, copyright symbol, etc. using character map. However, I seem top recall in previous versions of AE
Re: Character Map Question
by Dan Ebberts 12 years ago
It works for me if you hold Alt and use the numeric keypad for the numbers. Dan
Adobe CS3 Suites & Audition
by David Braswell 13 years ago
OK... I know it's nearly 5 am and I should be in bed, but I just read Adobe's press releases regarding the gazillion variations of creative and production suites. Have I missed something or is Adobe n
Re: Adobe CS3 Suites & Audition
by David Braswell 13 years ago
Thanks for the info. I revisited the site and saw where they're making it a standalone app. I really like the changes to V2 and haven't experienced the issues you noted. Although I probably don't lean
Alpha channels?
by Andrew Potter 13 years ago
How do I import a photoshop file into AE (5.5) and preserve the background transparency I aways get a black or white background. I'm trying to composite a simple looped animation against a video backg
Re: Alpha channels?
by David Braswell 13 years ago
Unless you specifically create an alpha channel in PS, you need to ensure that whatever image you create is over the "checkerboard" background in PS. Then when you import into AE, interpret the alpha
making one color transparent
by Mark Rounding 13 years ago
Hey Calves, I'm trying to eliminate a white background on a jpeg logo. How do I select the color and eliminate all white totally to have the background transparent I don't have access to the original
Re: making one color transparent
by David Braswell 13 years ago
Select-- Color Range, then select the white. Delete the white. Layer-- Matting-- Remove White Matte to clean up edges. That's the down and dirty way. For best results, bezier pen the logo out. Cut int
Education version
by cow_fan 13 years ago
What is the difference between the Education and the Commercial version of After Effects Production Studio Does the education version has all the effects of the commercial version If I buy a new plugi
Re: Education version
by David Braswell 13 years ago
"The design of academic discounts is for students and organizations that do not generate or intend to make any money by using their product. If you buy the software through an academic discount and go
How to import scenes from a DVD into Adobe Premiere?
by pilton 13 years ago
hi, I was wondering if anybody could tell me how you can import certain scenes or segments from a movie (on DVD) into Adobe Premiere. Do I need to convert it into a different format If so, how If I ne
Re: How to import scenes from a DVD into Adobe Premiere?
by David Braswell 13 years ago
You'll find variatons of this question answered in many different forums wih a little searching. The simplest (IMO) way to capture is to take the output of your DVD player into your computer and simpl
Many pictures into 1 picture
by hunterfrederick 14 years ago
Is there anyway using photoshop (or some other image editor) to make many, many pictures into 1 picture. You see it on TV and stuff all the time. Do you guys get what I am trying to do
Re: Many pictures into 1 picture
by David Braswell 14 years ago
Sounds like you need to do a search for photomosaic software. I know I've seen some. Photoshop isn't especially suited to do this. At least I'm not aware of it being used for it.
Compositing elements in Photoshop
by John Clark 14 years ago
I'm having problems compositing figures, taken in a 'studio', on to a 'sandy' beach, and giving the visual look-and-feel that the original shot was 'on the beach'. The shadow 'detail' and how the sand
Re: Compositing elements in Photoshop
by David Braswell 14 years ago
John, I posted an answer to a young lady a couple of months ago that might benefit you. Search my posts.
alpha channel
by paule quinton 14 years ago
Hello everyone, I have problem with seeing an alpha channel... I exported a picture from after effects as a straight unmatted file. When I open it in photoshop it sees the alpha channel in the channel
Re: alpha channel
by David Braswell 14 years ago
It sounds like you have Quick Mask turned on. This shows your alpha channel to you as a red mask over your picture. Try hitting "Q" to turn it off. Regardless, to select the alpha channel, control-cli
Using a video mask to create transparency
by chris wiseman 14 years ago
I have a frame of video and a frame of the black and white grey scale matte that was created from the video. I need to use photoshop to get transparency info from the matte and apply it to the video f
Re: Using a video mask to create transparency
by David Braswell 14 years ago
Not sure I quite understand what you're trying to achieve. So I'll stab at your question and probably leave it sore :- My assumption is that you have a high-contrast (pure white, pure black) matte, an
Main Purpose of After Effects?
by Jeff Slavik 14 years ago
Hi, I'm new to the video editing dvd authoring world. I'm currently using Vegas Video and Adove Encore. I have a question. I hope this makes sense. You know when you pop in a dvd movie, and before the
Re: Main Purpose of After Effects?
by David Braswell 14 years ago
Visit Adobe's website: http: www.adobe.com products aftereffects main.html. Along the right hand side of that page, near the bottom are some whitepapers on After Effecs. Take a peek. Basically AE is l
speed
by Alex Harding 14 years ago
sorry, this is more of a hardware question, but you guys might know i do alot of animation and post so usually work with barely compressed image sequences. i was wondering what kid of hardware you nee
Re: speed
by David Braswell 14 years ago
You should spend some time on the Blackmagic and Aja boards. There are hardware and software issues involved. Although Premiere Pro is resolution independent, it won't play back uncompressed SD footag
Missing scopes in Premiere Pro
by David Braswell 14 years ago
I'm posting this here on the off chance it's somehow related to our Decklink SP card. We're using the SP on an approved dual Xeon system with 2G RAM. Editing in Premiere Pro 1.5.1, I noticed the softw
Re: Missing scopes in Premiere Pro
by David Braswell 14 years ago
Thank you. I'll try the new drivers soon as I can.
Background color
by Gianluca 14 years ago
Hi folks, Anybody can help me telling me the keyb shortcut to change the background color of a layer (eg. from transparent to another color) Thanks. Gian
Re: Background color
by David Braswell 14 years ago
On a Windows system, alt + backspace fills layer with foreground color, control + backspace fills with current background color.
Missing scopes in Premiere Pro
by David Braswell 14 years ago
We're using a Blackmagic Decklink SP on an approved dual Xeon system with 2G RAM. Editing in Premiere Pro 1.5.1, I noticed the software waveform and vector scopes would not start. All scopes refused t
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