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Don Hertz

Member Since:
October 18th 2004
149 Posts
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Same source footage, multiple editors
by Don Hertz 6 months ago
I have multiple editors that are going to be working on different Premiere projects, but each using the same source footage to pull clips from in building their sequence. Can I safely have one copy of
Re: Same source footage, multiple editors
by Don Hertz 5 months ago
We typically work at lower data rates and have a nice Nexis set up that we use with Premiere. 4K at higher data rates on a shared solution would be great, but unfortunately exceeds our budget. We keep
Need to mic a theatrical play - any advice would be appreciated
by Don Hertz 2 years ago
We are going to be live streaming a theatrical play and I need to mic the stage. The director does not want wireless mics on the talent as the play incorporates some audience interaction so it will be
Re: Need to mic a theatrical play - any advice would be appreciated
by Don Hertz 2 years ago
Thanks everyone for your responses. The play is coming up in 4 weeks and it looks like we'll be taking an approach similar to Mark's suggestions, while trying our best to set the directors expectation
Third party Mac software for timelapse movie creation from still image sequence?
by Don Hertz 2 years ago
I have dozens of time lapses to convert to movies in Premiere. They were all shot as still image sequences in the CR2 format - which Premiere cannot import. So I set up a batch in Photoshop to convert
Re: Third party Mac software for timelapse movie creation from still image sequence?
by Don Hertz 2 years ago
That was exactly what I needed! Never thought to try After Effects. The fact that I can keep queuing them over to Media Encoder and setting up the next one without tying up AE is great too. I already
Premiere Pro 2017 and RED Footage Bug with OpenCL
by Don Hertz 2 years ago
I'm having an annoying issue with RED R3D footage in Premiere 2017.1 on my Mac. When OpenCL is selected as the renderer, the RED footage will "strobe" badly on my external broadcast monitor when I pla
Frame io or Adobe Team Projects for working with an editor in another city?
by Max Smith 3 years ago
Hello there, For an upcoming project we will be working with an editor in another city. Which of these would you recommend for doing remote editing The editor would be doing only offline editing and w
Re: Frame io or Adobe Team Projects for working with an editor in another city?
by Don Hertz 3 years ago
Hi Max, Frame.io thoughts: I've used Frame.io on several projects. It's great as a review and approval tool, not for true collaborative editing. Our projects were large, so transferring all of the foo
How to easily convert 4k footage in an HD sequence to HD clips?
by Don Hertz 3 years ago
I have a HD sequence (1920x1080 60i) in which three quarters of the clips are 4k footage. It worked fine for editing, but now that I'm trying to grade and add effects, the render times are incredibly
Output XDCAM in Quicktime Wrapper with Adobe Premiere by installing Apple Compressor?
by Carl Dunford 3 years ago
HI, I need to export XDCAM 25 PAL 50i in a quicktime wrapper, which I know isn't possible with Premiere Pro alone, but I have seen that people that have Final Cut Pro installed have that option. I don
Re: Output XDCAM in Quicktime Wrapper with Adobe Premiere by installing Apple Compressor?
by Don Hertz 3 years ago
I finally got it to work. Not sure you actually need Compressor (although I have it). 1. I downloaded the latest Pro Video Codecs 2.0.4 installer as noted. 2. Then I used a free application called "Un
The current state of the XDCAM codecs on Mac & PC
by Don Hertz 5 years ago
I have received conflicting information in the past and am curious if anyone can clarify what the current state of the XDCAM codecs are on Mac and PC. I know on the Mac I used to need to download the
Re: The current state of the XDCAM codecs on Mac & PC
by Craig Seeman 5 years ago
Short answer. Depends on the NLE. FCPX requires ProApps Codecs and the most recent was released three days before your post. My wild guess is they wouldn't have done it if it were no longer needed. Pr
Bluray authoring for film
by Dominic Hadenfeldt 5 years ago
Hello, I was hoping someone could recommend a company that has experience authoring blurays for major feature films. I'm trying to get a feature underway, and this is the last part of image testing al
Re: Bluray authoring for film
by Don Hertz 5 years ago
Dominic, Are you using Adobe Media Encoder to encode your blu-ray We found it's quality lacking and switched to DoStudio Encoder for our encodes. The quality of the encode is MUCH better. We then brin
Export to XDCAM HD format question
by Don Hertz 6 years ago
Can Sony Vegas export to a Quicktime wrapped XDCAM HD422 1080i60 file format If so, does it support that format natively or do the XDCAM codecs have to be installed separately If separately, can you g
Re: Export to XDCAM HD format question
by Don Hertz 6 years ago
Thanks for the suggestions. An MXF container should work fine. I can easily script a re-wrap on our Mac in Quicktime. In the long run, MXF is even preferred for us over Quicktime. But at the moment a
Export format question
by Don Hertz 6 years ago
Can AVID Media Composer export to a Quicktime wrapped XDCAM HD422 1080i60 50Mb s format If so, does it work on both the Mac and PC version and does the codec get installed automatically or does he hav
HD compression with compressor
by Matt Torti 6 years ago
What are the best setting to use with compressor to create an HD compression to use with DVD Studio Pro I'm looking to create a DVD with 1920 x 1080 video. I'm under the impression that DVD studio req
Re: HD compression with compressor
by Don Hertz 6 years ago
Matt, You may be referring to the now de-funct Toshiba HD-DVD format You could burn in Compressor to a standard DVD-5 disc using the Macs Superdrive and playback in a Toshiba HD-DVD player. We used to
Anyone have io XT and Premiere Pro CS6 with new iMac?
by Don Hertz 6 years ago
We have a "test" 27" iMac that's running a Blackmagic UltraStudio Express with Premiere Pro CS6. It works just fine for playback, but when you start fast-forwarding or rewinding your footage it can't
UltraStudio Express, Decklink, AJA ioXT and Adobe Premiere CS6
by Don Hertz 6 years ago
We have a new 27" iMac running Premiere CS6 with a Thunderbolt UltraStudio Express. Video is coming off a Promise disk array - also Thunderbolt. When editing, if I do anything other than play at norma
Re: UltraStudio Express, Decklink, AJA ioXT and Adobe Premiere CS6
by Don Hertz 6 years ago
The Ultrastudio is connected directly to the Mac via Thunderbolt. It's then connected to the external monitor via HD-SDI. There are 2 Thunderbolt ports on the iMac. One is going to the Promise Array.
Recommended hour long low res file for transcriptionist
by Mark Anderson 6 years ago
Hi gang - I am sending an hour long interview to a transcriptionist to log with TC reader. What is a good enough low res file to send I was thinking mp4, 640 x 380, 1000 kb. Is that too big Any sugges
Re: Recommended hour long low res file for transcriptionist
by Don Hertz 6 years ago
Craig is correct. H264 mp4 VBR are all a part of our settings. I'm not sure how long the encode takes as we have the luxury of dropping it into a watch folder on our server and it handles the encode w
H264 High 4:2:2 Profile Encoding
by Don Hertz 7 years ago
We have a need to get large amounts of footage (3-4 hours) to remote offices on an almost daily basis. We currently ship hard drives out via overnight delivery and are looking for ways to reduce this
Re: H264 High 4:2:2 Profile Encoding
by Jeff Greenberg 7 years ago
Don, I hate to say it, but I think Fedex is the way to go. You could, convert everything to very, very small h.264 (make sure they're QuickTime files) and then *slow ship* the same drives - relinking
FCP 7 FXPlug Plug-Ins have all suddenly disappeared
by Don Hertz 7 years ago
I opened FCP today to continue working on a project I've been working on for several weeks and 90% of my added plug-ins are missing. I checked my hard drive and every plug in located at "Library Appli
Re: FCP 7 FXPlug Plug-Ins have all suddenly disappeared
by Don Hertz 7 years ago
I wish it were that simple, but no, All Effects is selected and still none of my FXPlug items are showing up. Those that I turned into "Favorites" are showing up in that folder but if I try to apply a
Sony FS-100 clips getting corrupted on SD card
by Don Hertz 8 years ago
We have a crew in the field filming with two NEX-FS100 cameras. We've had multiple instances on this trip where, when we review footage at the end of the day, we have clips that don't have a thumbnail
Re: Sony FS-100 clips getting corrupted on SD card
by Don Hertz 8 years ago
Sean - as a back up we purchased the Sony flash modules for each camera. This allows us to record to both the flash module and SD card simultaneously so that we'll always have a back up moving forward
PS3 playback appears jerky
by Don Hertz 8 years ago
Is anyone having issues playing back BD-R in a PS3 with the latest PS3 software updates I've always tested projects (built in Encore CS5 and mastered with Blu Streak) on a PS3 and two other Blu Ray pl
Re: PS3 playback appears jerky
by Don Hertz 8 years ago
Peter - I wish I had a good answer for you. The problem did go away but I can't tell you which step in our process ended up fixing it as we made several changes at once - encoder, media, authoring, et
Bad Pixels from - Sony NEX-FS100 Professional Camcorder
by Brent Brooks 8 years ago
Hey Guys - I am here helping out a buddy of mine and looking into some issues we are having with footage captured using the new FS100. He shoot the footage and I also have some clips in my edit bay. I
Re: Bad Pixels from - Sony NEX-FS100 Professional Camcorder
by Don Hertz 8 years ago
I'm curious - did you ever get this issue resolved I'm having the exact same problem. Footage shot with NEX-FS100 is very pixelated when movement occurs. I'm using Log & Transfer to convert to ProRes
NEX-FS100 White Balance, timecode, and lens questions
by Don Hertz 8 years ago
I've now spent two days playing around with new NEX-FS100 cameras and have a few questions I was hoping for some help with. Is it possible, after you set a manual white balance, to display what the wh
Re: NEX-FS100 White Balance, timecode, and lens questions
by Don Hertz 8 years ago
Thanks Gabe. Both of my FS100's are currently in Florida on a shoot but I'll try it out next week when they are back in the shop. Don Hertz AC Media
Static menus taking up 7GB of disk space?
by Don Hertz 8 years ago
I'm trying to author a Blu Ray. My project includes a 20Gb video file, 166Mb audio file, and 8 completely static menus created using Photoshop. However, I can't burn a 25GB disk because my estimated b
Re: Static menus taking up 7GB of disk space?
by Don Hertz 8 years ago
Nope. No audio. And I double checked the Motion tab on each menu to make sure they weren't accidentally turned into motion menus. I'm starting to wonder if I have a corrupt project. The size change on
Can Encore do "stories" like DVD Studio Pro?
by Don Hertz 8 years ago
Can Encore CS5 do stories like DVD Studio Pro. If so, will they function on a Blu Ray Thanks. Don Hertz Fusion Media Works
Testing Grinder, EOS Plug-In for FCP, and Compressor
by Don Hertz 9 years ago
After discovering the issues with the Canon EOS plug in for Final Cut Pro randomly truncating some file conversions I decided to download and test out Magic Bullet Grinder as a potential alternative s
Re: Testing Grinder, EOS Plug-In for FCP, and Compressor
by Don Hertz 9 years ago
Pepijn, Great to hear someone else experienced the same results. I've gone back to using the Canon plug-in too and am just being very careful to watch for truncations. I spent some time going back and
XLH1 starts and stops during tape playback
by Don Hertz 9 years ago
I had a client bring in a Canon XL1H camera along with 4 tapes for me to digitize. I tried bringing it into Final Cut Pro using Log and Capture and noticed that the playback kept pausing then restarti
Re: XLH1 starts and stops during tape playback
by Todd Terry 5 years ago
You might not get a response from one of the people above, as the original post is more than four years old... Your problem though sounds very indicative of misaligned heads. If that's the case, the c
Adobe Media Encoder Filters
by Don Hertz 9 years ago
I just tried using Adobe Media Encoder for the first time yesterday on a Mac to generate some Flash files. My filters tab only has Gaussian Blur listed. Is this correct Are there plug-ins or some othe
Re: Adobe Media Encoder Filters
by Stephen Wessinger 9 years ago
I'm having the exact same issue. I really like AME for a few things and it seems a whole lot faster than Compressor for h.264 stuff - but images are dark and flat.
7D Clips truncated on import
by Don Hertz 9 years ago
I'm experiencing, based on a quick Google search, what sounds like a common problem. When I import 7D clips using the EOS plug-in in Final Cut Pro some of my clips get truncated. A 3 minute clip on th
Re: 7D Clips truncated on import
by Don Hertz 9 years ago
Brandon - I've done some testing between Grinder, EOS Plug-In, and Compressor and will post the results shortly in a new thread. Don Don Hertz Fusion Media Works
Best mp4 settings in Compressor
by Don Hertz 9 years ago
Hello! I'm sure this question has come up numerous times but I've spent the past half hour searching through a the forums and have only found a few bits of information. Bottom line - my mp4 encodes ou
Re: Best mp4 settings in Compressor
by Miriam Lefkowitz 9 years ago
I am certainly a novice at the fine art of compressing but I used the preset for mp4 in the format tab in Compressor, uploaded the file to Vimeo and it looked great. The file was not compressed very m
Canon 7D - battery life and charging time
by Don Hertz 9 years ago
So I have a brand new Canon 7D sitting on my desk awaiting a round of testing. I haven't purchased any accessories yet and am debating extra batteries, chargers, and CF cards. Can anyone tell me the a
Re: Canon 7D - battery life and charging time
by curtis redden 8 years ago
Canon ACK-E6 AC Adapter Kit. "A must have for studio shooting and when power ports are available!" I never have to use batteries for studio shoots or any venue where i can have access to a power socke
Canon 7D vs EX3 with Lense Adapter
by Don Hertz 9 years ago
We are looking to achieve a more filmic look on an upcoming project. We're debating whether to purchase a Canon 7D (we have a TON of Nikon still lenses we could use and I'm guessing there is an adapte
Re: Canon 7D vs EX3 with Lense Adapter
by Don Hertz 9 years ago
Thanks for the feedback. Those Kawa Photo lens adapters you are using only go for $15 compared to a previous post which listed a 16x9 adapter for $250. Do the $15 adapters work OK for you Are there an
Audio suggestions for filming in a warehouse with echo?
by Don Hertz 9 years ago
I'm preparing to spend 3 days filming on a set constructed in a medium sized warehouse. I was concerned about audio echo in the space and so did some tests yesterday. Sure enough, the talent voice aud
Re: Audio suggestions for filming in a warehouse with echo?
by Don Hertz 9 years ago
My previous post SHOULD have said "NO Dollies and Jibs". I made a typo and said "NOW dollies and jibs". Sorry for any confusion. Believe me, clean audio would come before any extras! Don Hertz
Audio suggestions for filming in a warehouse with echo?
by Don Hertz 9 years ago
I'm preparing to spend 3 days filming on a set constructed in a medium sized warehouse. I was concerned about audio echo in the space and so did some tests yesterday. Sure enough, the talent voice aud
Re: Audio suggestions for filming in a warehouse with echo?
by Don Hertz 9 years ago
I had thought about moving blankets, but hadn't considered just renting them. Good idea. Thanks for the suggestion. Don Don Hertz Fusion Media Works
Wrong forum for that audio question - sorry
by Don Hertz 9 years ago
I reposted the below audio question in the Audio Professionals forum. Not sure how it landed in the Vegas forum, but can't figure out how to change forums on a post that was already made. Sorry about
H264 for Windows Mac and iPhone
by Don Hertz 10 years ago
I'm looking for some clarification - to make sure I'm not missing something. I've read that H264 is the Holy Grail of formats because it is supported across both Mac and PC and by Quicktime, Windows M
Re: H264 for Windows Mac and iPhone
by Don Hertz 10 years ago
I appreciate the information. It falls in line with what I am experiencing. My web engineer informs me that 97% of the traffic to our site is using Flash 9 or higher - which coincides with Adobe's num
Final Cut, Surround Sound, and Pro Tools. . .
by Don Hertz 12 years ago
I have a large upcoming project that is going to require 5.1 surround sound delivery on HDCAM and DVD. We currently do all our HD work with FCP, AJA Kona 2 and LHe boards, etc. Is there a good way to
Re: Final Cut, Surround Sound, and Pro Tools. . .
by Don Hertz 12 years ago
What's the plug-ins you found for Pro Tools HD I had looked into some called 360, I think made by Wave - but they didn't work with Pro Tools LE. I'm definitely not making a decision on anything until
Need a DVD packaging supplier and printer
by Don Hertz 13 years ago
We are wrapping up a big multi-DVD project in which we want to be able to sell individual DVDs and a "box set" of all the DVDs. Could anyone recommend on-line sources where I could look at a variety o
Training for Cinema 4D
by Don Hertz 13 years ago
We are in need of someone that can come to the St. Louis area and train a client on Cinema 4D. If anyone knows of somebody that can, please let me know. Thanks.
Re: Training for Cinema 4D
by shadow 13 years ago
sorry - should be "Rob Garrott" Kai Pedersen is on Maxon website too. He has new overviews about R10!!
FCP will not open after 5.1.2 update
by Don Hertz 13 years ago
I get the error message "Final Cut Pro quit unexpectedly" when attempting to open the application after the 5.1.2 update. Any thoughts on what I should try to fix this Here is what I've done so far an
Re: FCP will not open after 5.1.2 update
by Don Hertz 13 years ago
THANK YOU!!!! IT WORKS! Thanks again.
Jitter at top of frame
by Don Hertz 14 years ago
I know this has been covered in the past, but I just can't remember the full answer and my keyword searches in this forum are coming up blank. In FCP when I render a slow-motion or apply a glow effect
Re: Jitter at top of frame
by geraint pari huws 14 years ago
you have to zoom it up! phase alternating lines...PAL
Editing 24P in FCP
by Don Hertz 14 years ago
Sorry for the long question list but we have 3 issues we are facing in trying to edit a documentary 24p and I'm having a hard time finding any answers through my google searching. We shot 30 hours of
Re: Editing 24P in FCP
by Graeme Nattress 14 years ago
Never capture 24p from DV at 24p. You must always capture at 29.97fps and remove pulldown afterwards. Use the easy preset!! See http: www.kenstone.net fcp_homepage 24p_in_FCP_nattress.html For your NT
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