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David Keslick

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December 1st 2008
62 Posts
MXF structure P2 cards missing data
by Milan Collin 8 years ago
Hi all, I am working on a project where we filmed on a P2 cam (HPX171e). With the off loading part something went wrong and the person who did this copied only the video files instead of the whole car
Re: MXF structure P2 cards missing data
by David Keslick 8 years ago
The best way to correct this problem is with a third party product. You can scan the mxf files with Raylight for Mac and then import the resulting files directly into FCP. You can try the demo at http
Rendering HVX 720p footage results in grainy, pixelated video
by Bryan Osborne 8 years ago
Hello all. I'm having an issue exporting my HVX footage to mp4. I'm using Raylight to read the original HD-720p mxf files, and I'm trying to export to MainConcept mp4 at 50% of native resolution (640x
Re: Rendering HVX 720p footage results in grainy, pixelated video
by David Keslick 8 years ago
Bryan, If you are having a problem with Raylight please contact DVFilm. http: dvfilm.com support.htm We are happy to help. Dave Keslick DVFilm.com
Vegas not reading .mxf files from other cameras.
by Spencer Lenzie 9 years ago
I'm using Vegas 6.0 and have been using Raylight for over a year to edit .mxf files. I've recently been asked to edit a TV pilot which was shot on several HVXs and dumped to a Mac harddrive. I success
Re: Vegas not reading .mxf files from other cameras.
by David Keslick 8 years ago
Shireen, You need to upgrade to Raylight Ultra to work with mxf files in Vegas Pro 10. You can download the demo of Raylight Ultra here. http: www.dvfilm.com products.htm Dave Keslick DVFilm.com
Frustration with FCP and Canon MOV transcoding
by Al Bergstein 9 years ago
So I shot an event, 24 minutes of 6 clips on my Canon 7d. I dumped the MOV files into my timeline, fast! Added some simple cross dissolves, a few lower thirds and then tried to render this simple vide
Re: Frustration with FCP and Canon MOV transcoding
by David Keslick 9 years ago
Alf, You may want to check out DVFilm EPIC plugin. There is a version for FCP and a version for Vegas. It allows you to start editing while it builds realtime files in the background. No waiting for t
MXF through Raylight Issues
by Tommy Talley 9 years ago
Camera : HPX-500 Settings : 720 30p Edit : FCP Contents from P2 Card dropped in project folder. Using Raylight to convert MXF to QT Files are just appearing black in Finder Preview. Files are just app
Re: MXF through Raylight Issues
by David Keslick 9 years ago
Here are some possible reasons that you are getting black video. Delete the link and rescan the MXF files. Make sure each folder in the path to your MXF files has a folder name less than 32 characters
Installing Canon's 7D log and transfer plug in
by Michael Attie 9 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to import some footage I shot on a 7D using Canon's FCP log and transfer plug-in. I did the normal install after downloading it from Canon's site. However, when I open up the Log and Tr
Re: Installing Canon's 7D log and transfer plug in
by David Keslick 9 years ago
You may want to check out DVFilm EPIC for Mac. It is a real time workflow tool that allows you to edit DSLR H.264 Quicktime files in real time in Final Cut Pro using FCP's RT Extreme features, but wit
RED/5D Final cut workflow
by alan pover 9 years ago
Hi everyone, I have been working with RED and 5D files for almost a year now. But I think my workflow is not really efficient. I am looking for some advice to improve the workflow. I used to use Compr
Re: RED/5D Final cut workflow
by David Keslick 9 years ago
For your 5d footage you may want to check out DVFilm EPIC for Mac. It is a real time workflow tool that allows you to edit DSLR H.264 Quicktime files in real time in Final Cut Pro using FCP's RT Extre
Canon 5D Sony Vegas Pro Work flow
by Thomas Roberts 9 years ago
Does anyone have any current production exp with Canon 5D video 1. Do you edit in ProRes Can Sony Vegas Pro play ProRes 2. I currently convert H.264 via Mpeg stream clip to AVI, is there a better code
Re: Canon 5D Sony Vegas Pro Work flow
by David Keslick 9 years ago
You should try the demo of the DVFilm EPIC plugin. It greatly improves the dlsr workflow, gives you realtime playback, and makes Vegas more stable when handling .mov files. It works with all the Canon
Sony Vegas 10
by Thomas Roberts 9 years ago
I am shooting on a Canon 5D and need to deliver on the DVCpro HD codec. How do I do this since we have these "issues" with Panasonic and Sony... I might shoot this with the 7D, since it shoots 720P 60
Re: Sony Vegas 10
by David Keslick 9 years ago
Raylight Encoder Pro will enable you to render using the DVCPROHD codec. http: dvfilm.com raylight EncoderPro index.htm Dave Keslick DVFilm.com
Best settings for Film
by Joel Mielle 9 years ago
I'm about to edit a 1080p full length feature possibly on Vegas pro 9d and would like to know if I should edit in 24 frames or 23.976. As I've shot all my footage with a Canon 7D which appears to be 2
Re: Best settings for Film
by David Keslick 9 years ago
Actually, you want to edit at 23.976. Otherwise your audio can go out of sync. 23.976 works great for transfer to 35mm. http: www.dvfilm.com epic Dave Keslick DVFilm.com
Canon 7D PC System Requirements
by Phillip Grey 9 years ago
What sort of system specs would you recommend for real time editing on a PC I use Sony Vegas Pro 9 and I need a new computer that can handle 7D footage. I'm looking at an HP and I've done my research
Re: Canon 7D PC System Requirements
by David Keslick 9 years ago
Even the newest fasted systems could have trouble playing 7d footage. Especially once you add transitions and other effects. The new Premiere CS5 with its new mercury engine claims realtime playback a
.Mov Problem in Vegas
by Eric Seeram 9 years ago
verision..Sony Vegas Pro 8 footage was shot from a Canon T2i file format is .mov i had an issue earlier..with a black screen with audio...(quicktime ver 7.6.6.....switched to 7.6 ....now my vegas play
Re: .Mov Problem in Vegas
by David Keslick 9 years ago
For smooth playback you have a couple of options. You can transcode your clips using software like cineform neoscene or you can use DVFilm EPIC which will give you real time playback without transcodi
Feature film on Vegas Pro
by Joel Mielle 9 years ago
I'm currently shooting a feature film using a Canon 7d. This will be edited on Sony Vegas Pro 9. Yes, not Final Cut but Sony Vegas! Am I the only one on the planet editing a feature on Vegas sometimes
Re: Feature film on Vegas Pro
by David Keslick 9 years ago
You may want to try DVFilm EPIC. It enables realtime playback without transcoding. It also has been tested with 500 clip projects and has proved to increase stability when editing large numbers of qui
t1i mov files
by ken hawkins 9 years ago
what should i be converting my files to so they can be edited in vegas 9 Ive seen several suggestions from freeware to sorenson squeeze 9 as suggested software, but all these programs have many option
Re: t1i mov files
by David Keslick 9 years ago
Another option is not to transcode but rather use DVFilm EPIC with your t1i files to edit in Vegas. You get realtime editing without transcoding. EPIC Dave Keslick DVFilm.com
Neoscene HD or Divide Frame or both?
by Niloy Chakrabarty 9 years ago
Hi, I am a new to the DSLR video... bought a 7D and need to build a set up that can handle editing of 7d HD footage. I plan to use Vegas on Windows running on a 2Ghz Core2Duo 32 bit Win7 2 GB RAM Gefo
Re: Neoscene HD or Divide Frame or both?
by David Keslick 9 years ago
To make editing 7D footage painless in Vegas you should check out the DVFilm EPIC plugin. Realtime editing without transcoding. It is awesome. Dave Keslick DVFilm.com
60i (z1u) and 24p (7D)
by Artem Martynyuk 9 years ago
Hi, Well... now I'm shooting with 2 of the canon's 7D's and 1 SONY z1u camcorder. I hear good things about the 7D's 24p video format, but Im used to shooting only with z1u and rendering to 29.976fps D
Re: 60i (z1u) and 24p (7D)
by David Keslick 9 years ago
FYI, for editing 7D footage in Vegas you may want to consider the DVFilm EPIC plugin. It enables realtime editing of the h.264 files without transcoding. Hope this helps. Dave Keslick DVFilm.com
Neoscene Frame Rate Confusion
by Spencer Lenzie 9 years ago
I'm attempting to convert the Canon 7Ds H.264 files to a format more easily digested by Sony Vegas. I'm currently trying Cineform's Neoscene... When I try to convert the files it pops up an error in t
Re: Neoscene Frame Rate Confusion
by David Keslick 9 years ago
You also may want to check out the DVFilm EPIC plugin. It allows you to edit 7D h.264 files in realtime without transcoding. Hope this is helpful. Dave Keslick DVFilm.com
p2 media directory repair
by Nolan Hobdell 9 years ago
I have a problem with a p2 media directory that for some reason has the media but doesn't have the normal internal file structure and therefore I cannot access it in Avid MC v3.5.9 The folder does see
Re: p2 media directory repair
by David Keslick 9 years ago
For future reference, whenever you have all the components it is easy to recreate the p2 structure. The contents folder contains 6 sub-folders, VIDEO, AUDIO, PROXY, ICON, VOICE, CLIP. Video is for the
Canon EOS 7D Editing
by Maxime Michaud 10 years ago
I have a Canon 7D. My .MOV native files are lagging a lot. They told me to use Cineform neoscene... It does a great job, but at the 3 4 of my video, the image stills, and bugs. Is this a camera proble
Re: Canon EOS 7D Editing
by David Keslick 9 years ago
There is now a third option when editing in Vegas. DVFilm EPIC I. EPIC allows you to edit your H.264 files in realtime. EPIC I Dave Keslick DVFilm.com
Starting to Panic: Vegas Not Rendering!
by Edan Cohen 9 years ago
Hi, Here is the history of my project: 1) Shoot music video on Canon 5d Mk2 (before the new firmware, so shot at 30fps) 2) Convert HD files to SD proxies for editing ease in Vegas 9c 3) Replace SD wit
Re: Starting to Panic: Vegas Not Rendering!
by David Keslick 9 years ago
You may want to check out DVFilm's new EPIC I plugin for vegas. It allows you to edit h.264 files in real time without transcoding. It also makes Vegas more stable when using h.264 quicktime files. EP
finalcut to vegas files
by martin boulianne 9 years ago
here is a big stupid question at the studio we use Mac with Finalcut with 720p HD P2 from Panasonic. in what format can i export from mac to be used in Vegad 8 The original XMF files cant be read in v
Re: finalcut to vegas files
by David Keslick 9 years ago
You may also want to consider rendering out of FCP as a DVCPROHD quicktime. This can be opened on the windows side using Raylight Decoder. This plugin is on sale right now for only $45. Dave Keslick D
Transfering a clip to a P2 Card
by Pascal Greuter 9 years ago
Hello I'm looking for a workflow, to export motion graphics (i.e. a rendered composition from after effects) to a P2 card. The reason behind this is the following: I'm a graphic designer working for a
Re: Transfering a clip to a P2 Card
by David Keslick 9 years ago
That is correct John. Raylight for Mac can convert your project to P2 structure or write it directly to a P2 card. Raylight Mac Dave Keslick DVFilm.com
mixed format PAL and NTSC
by Luke David 10 years ago
hi all, I am about to start a documentary edit and there are about 200 hours of PAL dv cam material. We also just shot a bunch of HD interviews (NTSC) and the film will rely heavily on archival materi
Re: mixed format PAL and NTSC
by David Keslick 10 years ago
You may want to convert all your pal footage to ntsc footage using DVFilm Atlantis and then edit the entire thing as ntsc. Dave DVFilm.com Dave Keslick DVFilm.com
FCP to Premire
by Marc Daniel Villarin 10 years ago
I am a freelance editor, and mostly all the editing suites I am working are in final cut pro. I was wondering if there is a way to transfer my edits to adobe premire if so is it possible Please need h
Re: FCP to Premire
by David Keslick 10 years ago
FYI, for dvcprohd on windows you just need DVFilm Raylight Decoder. It will allow you to work with dvcpro50 & dvcprohd on a windows platform. Hope this is helpful,Dave Keslick DVFilm.com
Importing Video directly from MXF
by Eliot Piltz 10 years ago
Hello, I'm editing a project shot on the HVX200 in 720p24. The problem is that some audio files did not transfer from one P2 card. I have triple checked that all other files are intact; only the audio
Re: Importing Video directly from MXF
by David Keslick 10 years ago
Eliot, Here is a link that may fix your black frame issue. http: raylightsupport.blogspot.com 2008 01 ralightmac.html Hope this is helpful,Dave Keslick DVFilm.com
quicktime movie won't read on a windows machine
by Rafael August 10 years ago
Hello Everyone, I am working with dvcpro hd edited sequences in FCP then I'm exporting a quicktime movie from the file pulldown menu Export quicktime movie. My problem is that my client takes the quic
Re: quicktime movie won't read on a windows machine
by David Keslick 10 years ago
Your client might want to check out Raylight decoder. It will enable them to open dvcprohd files on a windows machine. Hope this is helpful,Dave Keslick DVFilm.com
exporting NTSC as PAL
by Tim Brunsden 10 years ago
Hi - just wondering the best way to export some NTSC footage I have as a PAL movie This is the only time I've needed to do this so I was hoping to find a way to do it rather than purchase the Natresse
Re: exporting NTSC as PAL
by David Keslick 10 years ago
You may also want to check out. DVFilm Atlantis for converting NTSC to PAL. Hope this is helpful,Dave Keslick DVFilm.com
Clip from FCP to Premiere Pro
by Christian Cinetto 10 years ago
Hi all, I read a lot of thread about the subject, but I am not done yet. I have to export a clip for a commercial edited in FCP to an external company which works only with Premiere Pro. My footage is
Re: Clip from FCP to Premiere Pro
by David Keslick 10 years ago
FYI - Raylight for Mac is for .mxf files. Raylight Decoder is for playing dvcpro50 and dvcprohd .mov files on the pc. Hope this is helpful.Dave Keslick DVFilm.com
Video with NTSC and PAL deliverables...
by Nathan Hartswick 10 years ago
Hi gang, I shot some video that is ultimately going to be needed in both NTSC and PAL formats (DVD) when I'm all done editing. As I sit here with my DV tapes, I am wondering if I need to be thinking a
Re: Video with NTSC and PAL deliverables...
by David Keslick 10 years ago
You can edit in 29.97 and convert your finished project to PAL with DVFilm Atlantis. Hope this is helpfulDave Keslick DVFilm.com
MXF to FCP without proper card structure
by Veronica Hennig 10 years ago
I've have been reading through other threads, and I am already scared about what the answer is going to be! But I have to give it a shot. I was recently provided by a client with about 200 gb's of bro
Re: MXF to FCP without proper card structure
by David Keslick 10 years ago
You may also want to check out Raylight for Mac. It will enable you to play and import the mxf files. Hope this is helpful,Dave Keslick DVFilm.com
Final Cut to PC 1080p Workflows
by Dan Santerre 10 years ago
Hi, I cut a project in 1080 24p HD, XDCAM 23.98 to be specific and now I'd like to export in such a way that I can view it on my PC in full 1080p. What workflow would allow me to do this. I tried usin
Re: Final Cut to PC 1080p Workflows
by David Keslick 10 years ago
If you use the dvcprohd codec out of FCP you can then use DVFilm Raylight Decoder on your PC to read the dvcprohd codec. Hope this is helpful,Dave Keslick DVFilm.com
how to export without re-encoding, in native timeline codec?
by Andrei Bocharnikov 10 years ago
Hi, In PPro we are working with the P2 DVCPRO HD files natively. Now we want to export timeline of one project that I can use it as part of other project and we want it in the same codec without re-en
Re: how to export without re-encoding, in native timeline codec?
by David Keslick 10 years ago
You may want to check out Dvfilm Encoder Pro. It will enable you to create a dvcprohd quicktime that could then be used in another project. Hope this is helpful.Dave Keslick DVFilm.com
HD to 35mm workflow
by Alvaro Perez de Madrid 10 years ago
Hi there. I'm about to shoot a short film with my ex1 and the letus extreme, 1080 25p (PAL area) that is going to be transfered to 35mm. How does the workflow changes when doing that Is the whole proc
Re: HD to 35mm workflow
by David Keslick 10 years ago
You may want to check out this information page at DVfilm.com. It offers a lot of info on shooting digital for 35mm transfer. Hope this is helpful, Dave Keslick DVFilm.com
Native MXF question
by Kim Rowley 10 years ago
I have just come back from my first P2 gig in Africa. I am looking into the options available to do Native P2 editing with FCP 6 (MXF4mac and Calibrated). I am trying to discern the possibility of imp
Re: Native MXF question
by David Keslick 10 years ago
You may also want to check out Raylight for Mac for editing native .mxf files. Hope this is helpful,Dave Keslick DVFilm.com
deinterlace with scanlines - PAL
by Sylvain B├ęgot 10 years ago
Hi, Does anyone know how to create (or download somewhere) a "scanlines" PSD file in order to deinterlace PAL video (4 3 + 16 9 would be very welcome). I actually have a NTSC one but I don't think I c
Re: deinterlace with scanlines - PAL
by David Keslick 10 years ago
I am a little unclear about the scanline PSD. However, if you are looking to deinterlace you footage you may want to check out DVFilm Maker. It can deinterlace NTSC, PAL, 4 3, or 16 9. Hope this helps
Mpeg compression and interlacing
by Chad Mayeux 10 years ago
Ok I am really trying to get a clear understanding about the concepts of video compression (i.e. interlacing vs deinterlacing, Variable and Constant bit rate, field dominance and any other confusing s
Re: Mpeg compression and interlacing
by David Keslick 10 years ago
Just a quick comment about your interlacing problem. You may want to check out DVFilm maker. It will deinterlace your footage with a minimum loss of resolution. You can try the demo to see if it meets
P2 Movie export
by Andrei Bocharnikov 10 years ago
Hi, I am just wonder if "P2 Movie" export is rewraper or re-compressor. Is it re-encoding or it only wrap it in MXF container I have some footage captured with HVX200 directly to FireStore FS100 recor
Re: P2 Movie export
by David Keslick 10 years ago
I am not sure if you are losing quality using that work around. If it turns out that you do, you may want to check DVFilm Decoder. It will enable you to open QT dvcprohd files in PPro. Hope this is he
final cut p2 card help
by Robbie Salvuch 10 years ago
I shot on the pannisonic 3000 on dvcpro50. I downloaded all the files to a hard drive. When i open up fcp 6, I am having trouble getting my footage imported. I am new to the p2 generation. I have no c
Re: final cut p2 card help
by David Keslick 10 years ago
You may also want to check out Raylight for Mac. It enables you to import .mxf files into FCP more easily than log and transfer. Hope this is helpful, Dave Keslick DVFilm.comDave Keslick DVFilm.com
DVCPro 50 in QT on PC...no codec
by Jake Hawkes 10 years ago
I have recieved several videos for encoding and attempted to open them with QT Pro 7.5. It only shows white video. So I reviewed the properties and it shows DVCPro 50 as the video codec. When I attemp
Re: DVCPro 50 in QT on PC...wrapped???
by David Keslick 10 years ago
Vince, Raylight Decoder is a DVCPROHD Quicktime component for Windows. It allows you to play Apple DVCPROHD Quicktimes on a PC. Supports ALL DVCPROHD formats: 720p60, 720p50, 1080i60, 1080i50 and ALL
Need help using HVX footage from FCP on AE CS3 PC
by Dustin Bowser 10 years ago
I've got some P2 DVCPro HD footage from an HVX-200 that was transferred using Final Cut Pro that I need to work on in After Effects CS3 on my PC. I use MacDrive to open up the same external drive that
Re: Need help using HVX footage from FCP on AE CS3 PC
by David Keslick 10 years ago
You can use DVfilm Raylight decoder to open DVCproHD clips on a PC. There is no conversion. Dave Keslick DVFilm.com
Create proxy files from MXF?
by Jason Murray 10 years ago
I'm looking for a solution to batch create Proxy files from MXF files shot on my HVX200. Any suggestions
Re: Create proxy files from MXF?
by David Keslick 10 years ago
You may also want to check out DVFilm Raylight for Mac. It makes .mov reference files with a meta data slate. Free demo and 25% off until xmas. Hope this helps, Dave
24p or 30p better for making a PAL DVD?
by David Hames 11 years ago
I've searched around and seem to find conflicting views. I'm creating a program on DVD that's primarily for the US market, but I may need to make a PAL DVD as well. Which frame rate better converts to
Re: 24p or 30p better for making a PAL DVD?
by David Keslick 10 years ago
Bouke, Sorry if I was unclear. You add the pulldown because Atlantis needs 29.97 footage to convert. There would be no lose of quality. Once you have the footage with pulldown it is one step to conver
HPX footage mistakenly shot 24p not 24pa...
by dave garcia 10 years ago
Hi, I posted about a week ago about a problem I'm having with HPX 2000 footage. I'm still having a problem. Once again. The footage was shot in 24p over a 1080i 59.94 shooting mode. I'm trying to get
Re: HPX footage mistakenly shot 24p not 24pa...
by David Keslick 10 years ago
The pulldown on 24p should be a 2:3 pulldown. You may want to check out DVFilm Raylight MXFX. It will remove the pulldown and has options for re-sizing and noise reduction. There is a free demo. Hope
DVCProHD on Premier CS3
by Adam Mercado 10 years ago
Hi, is anyone cutting DVCProHD footage on Premier What is your workflow for that, because it seems the DVCPro codecs are only installed with FinalCutPro which sounds awfully lame to me. Is there any w
Re: DVCProHD on Premier CS3
by David Keslick 10 years ago
You may want to check out DVfilm decoder. It enables your PC to open dvcprohd .mov files. If you also need to render out to dvcprohd than DVfilm encoder pro does both. Hope this helps, Dave
Downconverting MXF files
by Aaron Cadieux 11 years ago
Hello, I use the EX1. I am working on a project that was originally going ot be edited in HD, but not due to budget cut-backs is going to be cut in SD. I converted all of the mpeg4 raw footage into mx
Re: Downconverting MXF files
by David Keslick 11 years ago
For downconverting mxf HD to SD you may want to check out DVFilm Maker. In it's advanced options you can downres to any size you choose. It also allows you to batch process clips. There is a free demo
mfx file conversion
by David Warren 11 years ago
I have a bunch of .mfx files that I would like to convert to .mov or .dv. Does anyone know a conversion tool or software Thanks! Warren
Re: mfx file conversion
by David Keslick 11 years ago
For easy conversion of mxf files you may want to check out DVfilm Rayilght, if you are a PC user. DVfilm Raylight for Mac if you are a mac user. Raylight for mac creates .mov reference files that can
Pal Conversion
by Pat Ford 11 years ago
I have some Pal footage which I'd like to look as good as possible in my NTSC project. I tried various software conversion and none worked well. I took the stuff to a posthouse and they did a hardware
Re: Pal Conversion
by David Keslick 11 years ago
For converting Pal to NTSC you may want to try the demo of DVfilm Atlantis. It will convert Pal to NTSC and NTSC to Pal. Hope this is helpful, Dave
HDV NTSC to PAL DV in AF
by Mats Udd 11 years ago
Hi! I got a HDV NTSC material which I want to convert to PAL DV in AF. I have been using the program a bit but I would say Im still a newbie. Anyone who could tell me how I can do the convertion in th
Re: HDV NTSC to PAL DV in AF
by David Keslick 11 years ago
To convert NTSC HDV to Pal DV you could convert the NTSC to 720x480 with AE and than use DVfilm Atlantis to convert it to PAL. If you want to do the entire process with AE you could interpret footage
P2 Workflow Advice
by Rick Pearl 11 years ago
I am starting to work with DVCPRO HD shot at 720Pn from the HVX 200. I am planning to ingest around 10 minutes of footage every week. 1.) As part of an ideal workflow, do you backup the contents folde
Re: P2 Workflow Advice
by David Keslick 11 years ago
If you are looking for a smooth workflow solution you may want to check out Raylight. DVfilm Raylight for Mac will take Log and transfer out of the process. Try the free demo of DVfilm Raylight for Ma
Questions on 24p feel from 30i video and Green Screen prepping...
by Devon Brown 11 years ago
So I will be experimenting this Saturday. I have NEVER shot against a green screen but will be shooting a performance video for my band. This way I can toy around with compositing and, if it turns out
Re: Questions on 24p feel from 30i video and Green Screen prepping...
by David Keslick 11 years ago
Don't know much about green screen but to make 60i into 24p you may want to check out DVfilm Maker. It will de-interlace to 24p and you can also add grain and film motion. You can also use it to add a
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