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David Jahns

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Dock disappearing!
by Kate Ehrhardt 1 year ago
I have just got a trial of Autodesk Smoke, so am very new to it. One of the major aggravations already is that when the app launches, my Mac Dock disappears, and no fiddling around in the "View" optio
Re: Dock disappearing!
by David Jahns 1 year ago
Yeah, Joel is right. That's just the way it is, but you'll probably like it before long. When you switch out to another app, you can just CMD-TAB and Smoke will go into the background, with the Finder
Sony F65/F55 raw clips in Smoke on Mac
by Neil Sadwelkar 2 years ago
Starting out on Smoke on Mac. When I open Sony F65 F55 raw files (.mxf), they look all crushed like there was a wrong LUT applied. Same clips look fine in Resolve on Mac. So what's the appropriate way
Re: Sony F65/F55 raw clips in Smoke on Mac
by David Jahns 2 years ago
I've not had great results with Smoke 2013 15 and f55. I've always had to run it through resolve for a first pass. But you guys should check out this thread: http: forums.autodesk.com t5 general-discu
Sony F55 - SMOKE - RESOLVE
by Allan Duso 2 years ago
Hi, We are conforming our feature shot primarily on the Sony F55 in Smoke, kicking out DPX files with an EDL, opening in Resolve and giving over that final Resolve project to the color house. Every pa
Re: Sony F55 - SMOKE - RESOLVE
by David Jahns 2 years ago
Glad to have helped! Good luck with the finish! David Jahns --- Joint Editorial Portland, OR
Problem when working with R3D
by Eva Ng 2 years ago
Hi everyone, I am using autodesk smoke 2015 with R3D footage. It shows the resolution of the footages are half HD but I am sure those are 4K footages. And if I change the resolution to HD in import, t
Re: Problem when working with R3D
by David Jahns 2 years ago
There's a tab in the FX called Pre-Processing - if you change the Debayering setting, it will change the resolution of the clip. This is also in the Media Hub's "Format Specific Options" for R3D - if
smoke keeps changing my sequences to source clips why?
by al ellis 2 years ago
hi all, every time i reboot smoke it keeps changing my sequences to source clips. which is kind of unworkable. So, all my red flags on sequences keep turning green. how do i stop this happening, is it
Re: smoke keeps changing my sequences to source clips why?
by David Jahns 2 years ago
While we're on the subject... Can anyone explain why double clicking a sequence opens it as a Source, not a Sequence (Even though a right-click OPEN will open it as sequence.) Shouldn't a double click
what kind of job opportunities are there in compositing / VFX as an assistant?
by Skyler Medina 2 years ago
Hi all, My background is in professional post production as a tape operator assistant editor. I'm used to working in FCP AVID environments. But during my break and over the last year or so I've been g
Re: what kind of job opportunities are there in compositing / VFX as an assistant?
by David Jahns 2 years ago
Hi Skyler. If you know Smoke well, you know about 80% of Flame. Actually, the new application "Flame Assist for Mac" is exactly the same as Smoke (in the current versions - probably will follow differ
AVI Support?
by John Riker 2 years ago
Simple question. Does Autodesk Smoke 2015 SP1 support AVI files When I am trying to import content in my project it doesn't show to be selected. I have some YUY2 AVI content and converting it to somet
Re: AVI Support?
by David Jahns 2 years ago
Yes! A thousand times yes! Death to AVI!!!! David Jahns --- Joint Editorial Portland, OR
Smoke on the New Mac Pros
by Craig RussillRoy 2 years ago
Hi MooCowers, As the new 5K imacs are out and the GeelBench have them neck to neck with a MacTube, is there any advantage to the MacPro to the 5K We Run SPACE from GBlabs on Ethernet and only work in
Re: Smoke on the New Mac Pros
by David Jahns 2 years ago
we recently upgraded a 2013 iMac Smoke to a Mac Pro 8-core with D700 grfx, and it's a noticeable improvement. I should have done some benchmarks, but I didn't... Not 100% sure it would be worth the co
DCP files
by nick avaliani 6 years ago
Hello Forum what DCP files mean and how can I make it out of Final Cut Pro I was told to deliver DCP files to movie thanks
Re: DCP files
by David Jahns 2 years ago
Well, this just keeps getting more interesting... We sent 3 copies of our DCP out, and 2 of the 3 worked just fine - but one theater could not get it to play at all. It ingested just fine, and audio p
FOR SALE: complete hardware setup for Softimage AVID DS inclusive license dongle
by Ludwig Albert 6 years ago
This is a complete and rare hardware setup for Softimage DS (and AVID DS) with license dongle. The workstation is very clean and seems nearly unused with only a few minor scratches (from the transport
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Re: FOR SALE: complete hardware setup for Softimage AVID DS inclusive license dongle
by David Jahns 3 years ago
any chance this is still around and available for sale David Jahns --- Joint Editorial Portland, OR
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Blog: 5 Things You Need to Know about Shared Storage
by Steve Modica 3 years ago
1. Shared storage is becoming the norm. It's not a "hack" anymore that's used to skirt licenses or the need for more disks. Vendors are beginning to embrace it more and more, and the storage software
Re: 5 Things You Need to Know about Shared Storage
by David Jahns 3 years ago
I set up a rig for a small workgroup (5) for a single project using FCP 7 a few years ago. Used a Mac Pro with an external RAID for storage - maybe 6TB or so. Edit systems were connected via a simple
FCP-X and misrepresentation
by Bob Zelin 3 years ago
I am about to get myself in trouble. I often do this, and I am about to do this now. Before I get myself in trouble, let me say that while I have my opinion of FCP X, I have become pretty familiar wit
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Re: FCP-X and misrepresentation
by David Jahns 3 years ago
Ah, yes.. the NEXT update is going to be awesome. It's always that "next" update for some reason... ;-) Yeah - I think we can all agree that the horsepower GPU is all great, but from Day 1, my biggest
XML Error - "No path information..."
by David Jahns 4 years ago
trying to import FCP 7 XML off lined with QT, and relink to R3d for finish at 2k. I have the R3d, and I had the editor send me FCP Project file without any offline media, so all of my clips are offlin
Re: XML Error - "No path information..."
by Eric Johnson 4 years ago
When you import the XML, is the "automatically import source clips to media pool" option selected If it is, try importing the xml without it selected. You will have to relink, or force conform from fo
posts visible on mobile, invisible on website
by David Jahns 5 years ago
I've noticed more than a few posts that show up on my iPhone, but not on the main website, using Mac Safari. AutodeskSmoke2013 Forum, for example - there's a post from 5 days ago named "AJA ioXT" from
Re: posts visible on mobile, invisible on website
by Abraham Chaffin 5 years ago
Hello David, What you are probably experiencing is the issue of seeing different posts when logged in to when not logged in. This thread is discussed here: http: forums.creativecow.net thread 1 858989
Blog: 101 Burning Questions Answered about Smoke 2013
by Brian Mulligan 5 years ago
Autodesk Smoke is now available in its first Pre-Release Trial. I am sure you have many questions, so here are a few answers. I have been a beta tester for Smoke 2013, and have been a long time user.
Re: Blog: 101 Burning Questions Answered about Smoke 2013
by David Jahns 5 years ago
the "project sharing" and SAN features REALLY need to be available for testing before the final release. And a "Smoke on a SAN" Configuration guide would be quite helpful - describing in detail a best
AJA Kona Drivers for CS6?
by Kevin Hedin 5 years ago
CS6 is out and I just ordered the upgrade, now I'm wondering how long before AJA drops the new drivers on us. Any indication MacPro OSX 10.7.2 Kona 3 Adobe CS5.5 Kevin Hedin Digital One, Inc. Anchorag
Re: AJA Kona Drivers for CS6?
by David Jahns 5 years ago
Thankfully, we have had our LHe cards for many years, so like you said, - keep current and move on. But this card was just discontinued a few months ago for the LHePlus. If I had bought an LHe last fa
Any IRIDAS Speedgrade users care to weigh in?
by Tim Wilson 5 years ago
I guess this is as good a place as any to ask for insights from the current prev user base from the good ol' IRIDAS days. That is, we've heard from a lot of Smoke 2012 and earlier user, pre-BMD Resolv
Re: Any IRIDAS Speedgrade users care to weigh in?
by David Jahns 5 years ago
As I understand it, SG does NOT talk to the Mercury Transmit module, which is what gets sent out to the KONA BM card - via either PCI or Thunderbolt... In it's current form, the only way to go out to
PP CS6 and Kona Lhi?
by peter tours 5 years ago
Not showing up in my Playback prefs - worked in CS5. Anyone know what's going on w. CS6 driver for Kona Lhi Peter Tours TnT Video Services, Inc. Fort Lauderdale, FL TRI EA5 1974-1977 Convergence ECS1B
Re: PP CS6 and Kona Lhi?
by David Jahns 5 years ago
Yeah - we don't know yet, either. Still too much undecided yet - pretty much depends on a Mac Pro or some equivalent. We've got 4 or 5 systems that are due for an upgrade. I've been doing some tests w
Prelude - red Xcode to ProRes - where b my Red settings?
by David Jahns 5 years ago
I know, native workflow, yadda yadda yadda - but I've run some tests with CS6, and for our workflow, I'd rather pay the render tax up front and work in offline online workflow for most jobs. We render
2 Client supervised sessions with CS 6.....SUCCESS!
by Chris Borjis 5 years ago
My clients are especially pleased at no random stopping on playback (rendered) as before in CS 5.5 Everything went very smooth today. (rendered or not)
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Re: 2 Client supervised sessions with CS 6.....SUCCESS!
by David Jahns 5 years ago
Client Supervised Sessions - were you able to output to a client monitor Stable Which I O card David Jahns --- Joint Editorial Portland, OR
3rd party monitoring - not quite there yet!
by Justin Ferar 5 years ago
Just installed 6.0 (with high hopes!) and was dissapointed to see a very discernible latency issue with Adobe transmit and Black Magic Intensity Pro. Basically the monitor is a few frames behind no ma
Re: 3rd party monitoring - not quite there yet!
by David Jahns 5 years ago
That lag between broadcast monitor and desktop monitor is not unusual at all. We have some older plasmas that are quite slow to process the signal, and often lag a few frames behind. The question is,
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What are you thinking about CS6?
by Tim Wilson 5 years ago
One of the memes here is that Adobe Premiere is for many people the FCP 8 they'd been waiting for. I know that the release is around the corner - are you camping out in line already I assume that some
Re: What are you thinking about CS6?- SPEED GRADE
by David Jahns 5 years ago
Thanks for the clarification, Todd. I totally understand your situation of SG being a recent acquisition, not fully integrated yet, etc. Just a couple of notes to add... SDI monitoring through KONA BM
Apple finally updating their online FCPX Pro marketing
by Craig Seeman 5 years ago
Final Cut Pro In Action http: www.apple.com finalcutpro in-action
Re: Apple finally updating their online FCPX Pro marketing
by David Jahns 5 years ago
Wow - no Mac Pros They put a Red Rocket card in an iMac ;-) David Jahns --- Joint Editorial Portland, OR
Autodesk Smoke is changing. Everything.
by Walter Soyka 5 years ago
"Autodesk Smoke is changing. Everything." That's Autodesk's NAB promotion link . Sounds like Smoke 2013 will be a significant release, but no word on whether it will be either awesome or jaw-dropping.
Re: Autodesk Smoke is changing. Everything.
by David Jahns 5 years ago
Alan Okey ""As someone who owned Discreet products in the past (edit* & combustion) I would like to state for the record that in my opinion Discreet Audtodesk is the most dishonorable, disingenuous,
HD International Formats - who's broadcasting what these days?
by David Jahns 5 years ago
Can anyone point me towards a resource with current info for figuring out which HD formats are being used in which countries Seems most of the google results are still talking about SD formats of the
Re: HD International Formats - who's broadcasting what these days?
by Grzegorz Kwiatkowski 4 years ago
I am producing a program series which I intend to license to TV channels mostly in Europe. What I learned is the standard is rather 1080 50i. The program should be interlace as progressive materials c
What to do at NAB
by Rich Rubasch 5 years ago
Ok, let's start populating this thread with some of your favorite things to do at NAB, from vendors and floor highlights to social events and parties....this is only my second one and I don't want to
Re: What to do at NAB
by David Jahns 5 years ago
Best timesaver in the world is to pick up a Subway or some other deli sandwich for lunch on your way TO the show. Subways are open early, Starbucks will have sandwiches. Yeah, it gets a little squashe
E5 Xeon's officially launched
by Jeremy Garchow 5 years ago
http: news.cnet.com 8301-30685_3-57391758-264 intel-launches-e5-xeons-a-faster-mainstay-of-the-server-market part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20 This article also includes a use of analogies, so be c
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Re: E5 Xeon's officially launched / HPZ820
by David Jahns 5 years ago
I recall back in the day, when Apple used to make their own printers, too. Eventually, they decided to just play nice with other hardware, and focus on their core business - the Apple experience - at
Resolve and Kona
by Stuart Smith 6 years ago
First off, I'm cross posting this to Kona and DaVinci forums in the hope that it may get things moving. I know this subject has been beaten to death before, but I'm hopeful one of the company represen
Re: Resolve and Kona
by David Jahns 5 years ago
Hi Kirk. I completely sympathize with you - I'm in the same boat, needing a KONA 3 for my Smoke, but wishing I could run Resolve on the same system. But I'm with Juan on this one. I don't think it's u
LHe sync issues, all of a sudden
by David Jahns 7 years ago
I'm not an engineer, just the most tech savvy editor at a shop with 11 FCP Stations - 9 with LHe, one with a K3, and one LHi, all using FCP 6.0.5. All of the LHe stations are about 2 years old Mac Pro
Re: LHe sync issues, all of a sudden
by David Jahns 5 years ago
Hi Kevin. I was just refreshing my memory about this JAMF issue and saw your post from a year ago. Did you get this resolved if not, let me know - I'll be happy to share the JAMF KILLER terminal comma
IO Exp - HDMI & psf format?
by David Jahns 6 years ago
I have an IO Express, connected to a Panasonic Pro plasma (TH-50PF20u) via HDMI. It works fine in every format except 1080psf23.98, which is the format we use most often. 1080i29.97, 1080i50, NTSC, PA
Re: IO Exp - HDMI & psf format?
by David Jahns 6 years ago
UPDATE: I have confirmed the monitor is capable of receiving 1080psf23.98 via HDMI - it works fine when going through an SDI to HDMI converter, so it looks like it's the IO Express that is not outputt
How to install Server Version
by FCP Turk / Ercument 6 years ago
Dear all, Are there any youtube video or something which is showing step by step How to install Server Version of cat dv regards Ercumend
Re: How to install Server Version
by David Jahns 6 years ago
I have installed the Server Version on a Mac OS 10.6 (Not Server) via MySQL and it wasn't too terribly complicated (if you don't mind reading the manuals and winging it a little, because the manual ca
Image Sequences?
by David Jahns 6 years ago
I have a project I am trying to build a catalog of. (still using a trial license of CDV Pro & Server.) It's an animation project, so much of the media is 1080p TIFF image sequences - about 41,000 imag
Re: Image Sequences?
by David Jahns 6 years ago
OK - i re-created exactly the problem. Imported one sequence, build thumbnails, save, quite, restart. Here's the Error Log: (Just tried the attachment button above - Not sure what happened to it) - he
File: Cat DV image sequence error log
by David Jahns 6 years ago
rtf file error when re-building thumbnails https: f1.creativecow.net 2237 cat-dv-image-sequence-error-log
Re: Cat DV image sequence error log
by David Jahns 6 years ago
here is the error log David Jahns Joint Editorial Portland, OR
Blog: Apple's "All In" Move: Big Win or Epic Fail?
by walter biscardi 6 years ago
So by now it s a known fact that the FCPUG Supermeet on April 12 in Las Vegas has been abruptly taken over by Apple. Yes, it says special presenter on the Supermeet Website but it s a known fact now t
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Re: @Ben Holmes
by David Jahns 6 years ago
Hi Terrence - love yours and Philip's show! Of course, we'll all know soon enough... but it's fun to speculate for the next few days, right I don't think anyone meant to insult you, and personally, I
Alexa Footage - Media Manager Error 34
by Eddie Kesler 6 years ago
I have a large commercial project I'm working on in FCP that was shot on a new Arri Alexa. We're utilizing the ProRes422 HQ output from the camera with merged WAV audio (there were many sync issues!).
Re: Alexa Footage - Media Manager Error 34
by David Jahns 6 years ago
Just tried to Media Manage an Alexa v3 project - same issues. I'm transferring the ProRes 4x4 QT files with 2 sec handles to a finish facility - wound up having to manually set ins & outs and export s
Catalog Limitation Organization Questions
by Jeff Schaap 6 years ago
Our organization is just at the beginning of implementing CatDV Server. I am still in the process of understanding how it works and how to properly deploy it for their purposes. All that to say maybe
Re: Catalog Limitation Organization Questions
by David Jahns 6 years ago
Hi Matthew! Knee deep in the trial. Yes, I'm finding that even with 11,000 records in my Sound FX catalog, it's preforming quite well. Although, frustratingly, it would always crash on large imports,
Why you should use Log and Transfer with Tapeless Media
by Andrew Wilson 6 years ago
I've been using a Sony EX-1 almost since the day they've come out and since Log and Transfer wasn't supported back then, I got into the habit of using XDCAM Transfer to ingest my footage. I've just di
Re: Why you should use Log and Transfer with Tapeless Media
by David Jahns 6 years ago
I think can shed a little light on this initial post... (I've tried many different workflows with FCP & Red, XDCAM, P2, Canon 5D, - sometimes using L&T, sometimes using 3rd Party tools for the initial
RED job w/ MC5 - MXF vs. QT?
by David Jahns 6 years ago
We've just upgraded to MC5, and I'm interested in new AMA workflow options. Our shop has both Avid & FCP, and we choose platforms based on editor's perference, finish plan (sometimes in-house w Color
Re: RED job w/ MC5 - MXF vs. QT?
by David Jahns 6 years ago
I'm actually trying to just gather info here about how it all works with the new AMA. The first post here was just one possible scenario - but there are dozens more... Sometimes we take over a project
MC5 with MC4 projects?
by David Jahns 6 years ago
Hi again. just wanted to ask if anyone had experienced problems with upgrading to v5 while working on existing MC 4 projects. Initial tests on one system seem like everything's ok - but just wanted to
Re: MC5 with MC4 projects?
by Shane Ross 6 years ago
Everythings fine. In fact, I use Avid MC5 on a project that the main machine has MC4. I can swap my cuts bin just fine. As long as you don't do anything that can ONLY be done in MC5 and try to then go
MC 5 to MC 4?
by Scott Babcock 6 years ago
Hi, I'm working at a shop that uses MC 4.05. I'm looking to get my own copy of Avid (Mac Pro) in case I need to work at home or take my machine to the office and I'm pretty sure only 5 is available no
Re: MC 5 to MC 4?
by David Jahns 6 years ago
If you only have one dongle, then your best bet is to upgrade to MC5 and run the 30-day trial. Once you upgrade to a full software license, your dongle will be "burned" and will no longer activate you
Red Cam to NTSC 24 & Mojo?
by David Jahns 7 years ago
We've been doing most of our HD work in FCP KONA, and still using Avids with SDI Mojo (not HD) for 35mm offline edits in NTSC 29.97. We're now doing a RED job in the Avid, and we're fine with SD for o
Re: Red Cam to NTSC 24 & Mojo?
by David Jahns 7 years ago
Oops... "Operator Error" as they say... I didn't notice the Video Quality output settings were at green yellow. Switch to green, NTSC 24p output looks great.
Reconform
by Scott Skaja 8 years ago
I received an FCP timeline ready for compositing and online. The editor brought the RED files into FCP, then compressed them into ProRes 422 HQ 720p24. Then imported those files into Avid to edit. Whe
Re: Reconform
by David Jahns 7 years ago
Have you heard of Clipfinder Get it - it's a fabulous tool for lots of RED related tasks. http: www.daun.ch software I was able to export an XML from FCP, and using ClipFinder, use "Run conform on FCP
BEWARE OF "E" Series P2 Cards
by Martin Jordan 8 years ago
I was able to get a hold of 2-16GB "E" Series P2 cards Monday and once again a developer has released a new technology that doesn't work properly, even in their own native proven format DVCPRO HD. If
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Re: BEWARE OF "E" Series P2 Cards
by David Jahns 8 years ago
Where is the firmware update I'm on the pana web site and there's no link from the product page, and the support page search for "E-series" yields no results.
FCP to 5500 layoff - frame offset issue
by David Jahns 8 years ago
We are trying to layoff 1080psf23.98 sequences from FCP to a rented SRW-5500, using a Kona LHe, HD-SDI. The problem is that the deck control is inconsistent - sometimes it's exactly on, sometimes it's
Re: FCP to 5500 layoff - frame offset issue
by David Jahns 8 years ago
Yes, exactly. VIDEO button to the right of the LCD, then SERVO REF -- Input. What sucks is that I have to switch it back to EXT to watch playback, but oh well - layoff works frame accurately, which is
Toast and Blue ray (simple DVD)
by Michael Allen 8 years ago
It sounds like you can use compressor to make the Blue Ray Mpeg2 files. My question is, can you use toast to make a simple first play (no menu) Blue ray dvd Second question. Can you add a still pictur
Re: Toast and Blue ray (simple DVD)
by David Jahns 8 years ago
Well, that's good to know. Did you export an XDCAM format quicktime, or was it XDCAM source footage, rendered out to ProRes Did you notice any frame stutters from the duplicated frames Or did you figu
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