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Digi playout when Kona 3 is locked to TriSync
by Simon Ashby 6 years ago
Hi Guys, Currently, our house sync is all blackburst, but after discovering that Smoke can't lock to BB when in a HD project, we are planning on changing over over our edit suites to receiving TriSync
Re: Digi playout when Kona 3 is locked to TriSync
by Doug Beal 6 years ago
we put our sync outputs and workstation ref inputs on a normalled video patchbay. In our case workstations are normalled to BB and trilevel is available to be patched to whatever is required. dBeta is
Upconvert SD Letterbox to HD
by Tom Dempsey 7 years ago
Hi, does anyone know if Kona has a way of upconverting letterboxed SD footage to full raster HD Possible workflow Thanks, td tom dempsey
Re: Upconvert SD Letterbox to HD
by Doug Beal 7 years ago
select Zoom letterbox in the control panel for upconvert, select what you want to end up with in fcp easy setup, select the format you are coming from in the secondary format in the Kona control Panel
FCP 7 dropping frames and I think I've tried almost everything
by Paul Harrill 7 years ago
Hi all - I'm getting dropped frame warnings -- including those dreaded red-letter "Slow Disk" warnings" -- in Final Cut, and I've never had this happen before. I've been troubleshooting for the last 2
Re: FCP 7 dropping frames and I think I've tried almost everything
by Doug Beal 7 years ago
I've had issues with hitachi drives in a couple of different raid boxes of the 4 drive ilk. try the AJA test switch to the graph mode see if you see downward spikes on the data rate. In my case I only
Working with 23.98 timebase
by Andrew Cross 7 years ago
(I'm in the UK) I've recently accepted to help a friend out by editing something for him. I work all day everyday in the same formats and settings ( which is pretty shitty cause things like this reall
Re: Working with 23.98 timebase
by Doug Beal 7 years ago
We do that with a lot of 23.98 material. It works fine for both DVD and BluRay. I suspect there's a bit of difference however getting to 25 fps as almost all of what we do is NTSC and 23.98 is an NTSC
Tape is dead ???
by Herb Sevush 7 years ago
On a minor note, just finished up my preview reel for this season's cooking shows for APT & PBS and guess what the deliverables are for the preview reel they satellite to the stations later this month
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David Lawrence liked this 7 years ago
Re: Tape is dead ???
by Doug Beal 7 years ago
HDCam Dbeta BSP DVCProHD all day everyday, bump 3 4 and D2 to more modern formats haven't touched a 1" in years since we got rid of the 1100As and the 3100 I love tape!!! I get files that couldn't go
Lay to tape with alpha channel?
by Ceri Allen 7 years ago
Hi I just want to know if it is possible to lay off to tape (HDCam) with an alpha channel included for graphics And how would I go about this, I presume the sequence settings would need to be apple pr
Re: Lay to tape with alpha channel?
by Doug Beal 7 years ago
In the old days we'd lay off the fill and the matte as two separate layoffs that could be later injested and keyed. Unless you have an HDCamSR 4444 will not be possible in one pass. Doug Beal Editor E
Where the EFFING BELL can I download the log and transfer plugin?
by Christopher Travis 7 years ago
I have been clicking around the sony site for the last hour and cannot find a download link for this plugin. I keep getting directed to this page: http: support.pro.sony.eu software detail.aspx id=BPE
Re: Where the EFFING BELL can I download the log and transfer plugin?
by Doug Beal 7 years ago
you might want to use firefox as well it behaves strangely with some safari versions also look here http: support.sonybiz.ca esupport Navigation.do filetype=Software Doug Beal Editor Engineer Rock Cre
Ultrastudio Pro audio metering
by Andy Mees 7 years ago
Hi Guys I tried to elicit some BMD info via Twitter , but to no avail ... shoulda come to the COW first I guess :) Very simply, I'm looking at the UltraStudio Pro as a possible I O unit for a new suit
Re: Ultrastudio Pro audio metering
by Doug Beal 7 years ago
Hello Andy I have no info about the question you are asking but perhaps I could share our evolving metering concerns in North America. More programs will require a different approach than in the past
FCP 720P Layback to HDCAM SR not ending on the right field, any suggestions?
by Dylan Jones 7 years ago
I am trying to layoff a 720P 59.94 DF Apple Pro res HQ sequence from Final cut V7 With AJA Kona 3 card. The out frame is ending on Field 1 when it should carry to field 2 resulting in the preceeding s
Re: FCP 720P Layback to HDCAM SR not ending on the right field, any suggestions?
by Doug Beal 7 years ago
Sounds like both devices are not locked to the same reference. There should not be different fields in P. The single field full frame option is for display on a paused frame and should be on frame for
Batch Capture timecode reverts to 0:00:00:00
by Bret Hampton 7 years ago
I've captured digibeta clips with my Aja Kona card using the tape timecode and seemingly at random some clips retain their source timecode while others revert to 0:00:00:00 as inpoint. I really need t
Re: Batch Capture timecode reverts to 0:00:00:00
by Doug Beal 7 years ago
Duh I got here from decks and vtr's and assumed you were in FCP my bad db Doug Beal Editor Engineer Rock Creative Images Nashville TN
Upconverting SD to HD with Kona 3
by Sergey Levchin 7 years ago
I am looking to convert some DV NTSC footage to HDCAM, and I have access to a Kona 3 card. And so I was pretty pleased to come across Shane's tutorial on this very subject. But, after reading the tuto
Re: Upconverting SD to HD with Kona 3
by Doug Beal 7 years ago
you will use hardware to print to HDCm from a DV anamorphic sequence, the Kona 3 does this on the fly. 1. Make sure the sequence you want to upconvert is 23.98 fps. 2. set the HDCam deck to 23.98 Psf
Kona 3 Video Playback for DV
by Ed Kulzer 8 years ago
Evening COW--- Looking to tap some knowledge. 12-Core Mac Pro ( 2 x 2.93 GHz) wi 128GB RAM I'm running FCP 7.0.3 with the AJA Kona 3 & BOB, monitoring with the Flanders LM-2461W. The Kona Video Playba
Re: Kona 3 Video Playback for DV
by Doug Beal 7 years ago
set easy setup to AJA Kona3 NTSC 8bit to DV Doug Beal Editor Engineer Rock Creative Images Nashville TN
Facilis Terrablock 3.2
by Doug Beal 8 years ago
We have an old V3.2 system here that has lost it's operating system. I suspect a dead drive don't know hoe it could die after all these years...joke..any idea as to whether the is a SATA or ATA drive
Re: Facilis Terrablock 3.2
by Doug Beal 8 years ago
Kudos to the guys from Facilis for getting to the bottom of this and bringing back a seven year old system from the jaws of death. Thank you Greg, Steve, Igor and Francis for your excellent service. d
Importing HDV to FCP...looks soft
by Matt M, PA 8 years ago
Okay guys...going nuts. I suppose it's possible that somehow this footage is just soft focused..I wasn't the camera operator on this shoot. I've installed the patch for HDV from Sony into FCP. I've do
Re: Importing HDV to FCP...looks soft
by Doug Beal 8 years ago
Z7U's shooting size it is 1440x1080 non-square pixel capturing into pro res should rectify the frame size and aspect but natively hdv from this camera should be 1440 x 1080 frame size and 1920 by 1080
JVC DT-R24L41Du
by Jason Doyle 8 years ago
Hi all. Anyone have any experience with the JVC DT-R24L41DU monitor I'll be upgrading gear soon, and am interested in it. I'm currently using FCP with Matrox MXO Cinema Display setup, but will likely
Re: JVC DT-R24L41Du
by Doug Beal 8 years ago
agree 100%.. JVC has almost no off angle view, it's better than not having a monitor, you can at least see what you really have, for a great monitor check out FSI. We have 1 JVC and 4 FSI. The JVC is
AJA Control Room ?
by wolfgang schabhuettl 8 years ago
what about news said it will released in october october 2012, 2013, 2014,... and support for kona 3 ( without G )
Re: AJA Control Room ?
by Doug Beal 8 years ago
Says "coming Soon" on AJAs site http: www.aja.com products software Doug Beal Editor Engineer Rock Creative Images Nashville TN
Multi track embedded audio on Playback
by Dan Skinner 8 years ago
I use the AJA KiPro for playback on a weekly basis. I am trying to playback a video that has multitrack embedded audio. The set up I am using takes the audio, de-embbeds it with an AJA HD10AM and then
Re: Multi track embedded audio on Playback
by Doug Beal 8 years ago
did you check the menu settings in Ki Pro for how many audio channels are enabled. in V2 software I think default was 2 I haven't seen 4 in v2 software believe you need to enable 8 to get more than 2.
Edit points on 23.98 timeline
by Jack Avalon 8 years ago
Hi there chaps. I have a question about editing on a 23.98 timeline that will eventually have pulldown added for broadcast. Is it customary to avoid cuts at timecode points that will result in a split
Re: Edit points on 23.98 timeline
by Doug Beal 8 years ago
If you do not fix frames that have interfield motion (the results of 23.98 edit landing on field2 of a 29.97 conversion it will get kicked back by some companies BitMax for one. we have a template ove
Sync Issues.
by Jared Cicon 8 years ago
I'm having sync issues with video I'm creating via 'Quicktime conversion' out of FCP 7 and uploading to the internet. I am creating 1920x1080 files from 5D footage. They play great in the timeline but
Re: Sync Issues.
by Doug Beal 8 years ago
The reason John suggested converting your audio to 48K is, the associated audio sample rate for video is 48K. CD audio on the other hand is 44.1. Convert your audio to 48K. Doug Beal Editor Engineer R
Kona 3 vs. 3G - who is using HDMI?
by Mark Holloway 8 years ago
I am considering purchasing a Kona 3 (second hand) or a 3G. It is my understanding the Kona 3's firmware can be upgraded to the same as 3G and the primary difference at that point is the 3G includes a
Re: Kona 3 vs. 3G - who is using HDMI?
by Doug Beal 8 years ago
They are two distinctly different cards with different capabilities. We have both here and they are different. we don't use HDMI since it won't pass Psf signals. Component analog will and that's what
Crazy Vendor???
by Fred Miller 8 years ago
I've got a vendor telling one of my producers that he can sell us a 4Tb storage module (Ki Pro) for $400.00. First of all as far as I know, there is no such thing. Could this guy be cobbling together
Re: Crazy Vendor???
by Doug Beal 8 years ago
500 gig is max I believe Doug Beal Editor Engineer Rock Creative Images Nashville TN
JVC.mov editing Versus ProRes422
by Jimmy Stephans 8 years ago
I'm currently shooting a bit with a JVC GY-HM100U that I set to save files as .mov. The link below seems to indicate that those files are just fine going to the FCP timeline without transcoding. http:
Re: JVC.mov editing Versus ProRes422
by Doug Beal 8 years ago
The JVC when set to Quicktime makes XDCamEX files which can be edited in FCP. The Canon5D makes h264 Quicktimes which ought to be transcoded to ProRes first. you might want to set the render to ProRes
Why still use 23.976 and 29.97?
by David Smith 8 years ago
I'm still learning... but I know unless a project is going to play in the theaters... I should record and use 23.976 instead of 24fps when given the choice. I know I should, because resounding I've be
Re: Why still use 23.976 and 29.97?
by Doug Beal 8 years ago
In your initial question you mentioned playback on NTSC monitors. In your second question you state 30fps will not playback to your grading monitor. Had you shot at 29.97 you would have a better chanc
HD to SD Digibeta Layoff using Edit to Tape
by Willi Patton 8 years ago
Greetings, Working with a quicktime clip at 1920x1080 in a 29.97 timeline Apple ProRes in Final Cut 7.0.3 amd AJA Kona 3. I'm attempting to output the spot to Digibeta using Sony DVW A-500 deck. I Hav
Re: HD to SD Digibeta Layoff using Edit to Tape
by Doug Beal 8 years ago
I assume you are using the Kona control panel to configure your downconvert first correct Doug Beal Editor Engineer Rock Creative Images Nashville TN
Can PP CS5 mxf export preserve TC
by Doug Beal 8 years ago
I've been trying to export IMX50 mxf 720 x 486 and preserve DropFrame TC. I'd prefer to preserve the DF tC embedded in the source quicktime, but just keeping the TC DF would be acceptable. Any Ideas t
Re: Can PP CS5 mxf export preserve TC
by Doug Beal 8 years ago
Apparently No it Cannot the TC will be switched to NDF and it will start at zero. upgrade to 5.5 if you want this to work. I wonder if that upgrade will allow me to use my terrablock as a scratch disk
Editing 5D in Final Cut - Interlacing/Pulldown issues
by Gerrit Van Dyke 9 years ago
I apologize in advance if this topic has been discussed many times on this site. I've been looking for the last hour and haven't been able to nail down my exact problem. I'll try to sum up the situati
Re: Editing 5D in Final Cut - Interlacing/Pulldown issues
by Doug Beal 9 years ago
2:3:3:2 is a pulldown pattern typically used for "advanced pulldown" a cadence to be detected in order for 24P material shot on a tape based camera to be injested at 29.97 and then the pulldown remove
Recommendable, TapeOnline.Com
by Fred Jodry 9 years ago
I thought I d take the time to thank Andy Rutland and TapeOnline.Com for filling my order immediately including a good lead to a good "competitor supplier" for an unstocked rare cable (lead also immed
Re: Recommendable, TapeOnline.Com
by Doug Beal 9 years ago
we could not live without them. We are also very grateful for their local Nashville store!!! Doug Beal Editor Engineer Rock Creative Images Nashville TN
Getting Correct Levels on Zoom H4N
by Steve Crow 9 years ago
I've been having a problem lately with the Zoom H4N when I'm connecting the output of a wireless lavalier mic to the Zoom's XLR connection at the bottom. The issue is that the recording levels are dow
Re: Getting Correct Levels on Zoom H4N
by Doug Beal 9 years ago
press the "red" light on the correct channel you are using for input. that will bring up the dialog to set input level. the + - level set is on the same side of the device as the menu wheel. You need
Reconforming to original H.264 after editing 5D footage in ProRes 422?
by Zak Stoltz 9 years ago
The company I work with just finished some commercials shot on the 5D. Essentially, the post-production workflow (using Mac and Final Cut Studio) was as follows: Transcode original H.264 files to ProR
Re: Reconforming to original H.264 after editing 5D footage in ProRes 422?
by Doug Beal 9 years ago
is "reconform" the wrong word to use when talking of replacing the ProRes with the original H.264 Yes the operation you describe would be called a conform. Usually used for an offline online situation
"Cannot play black movie" warning on 7D
by paul nevison 9 years ago
Hi there had my 7D for about 3 weeks and just today i have had an issue where the camera is shooting video fine but when going to playback mode the lcd shows a small thumbnail of the clip and says "ca
Re: "Cannot play black movie" warning on 7D
by Doug Beal 9 years ago
If it won't play back in the camera there is something wrong with the file. did you format the card in the camera If the camera can't write to the card it's either a bad card or the camera is hosed. I
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 Doug Beal 9 years ago
adapters http: www.16-9.net nikon_g or google Nikon canon adapter and check out the challenges see post below re overheating shutting down nikon ex3 http: www.mtfservices.com depending on the lens che
Whites progressively turning pink
by Chris Mushinskie 10 years ago
Hi all, This is my first post here. I'm an assistant at a posthouse and they've asked me to research this problem. They've been shooting subjects against a white background. The camera has been correc
Re: Whites progressively turning pink
by Doug Beal 10 years ago
If it won't white balance correctly it's possible someone got into the white shading menu maybe thinking it was white balance. In that case you need to dig deeper see http: blog.abelcine.com 2009 08 0
Timecode frame rate
by Michael King 10 years ago
I'm using a 5D mkII with a Sound Devices 702t audio recorder. I shot a few things before the firmware update at 30fps on the 5D and set the 702 at the same rate, everything was at 30, worked great, wo
Re: Timecode frame rate
by Doug Beal 10 years ago
You will waant to match frame rates so if you're shooting 24 on the 5D (actual 23.98 rounded) then you'll want 23.98 (rounded) on the Sound devices unit. in most dual system applications you'd want th
MPEG2 4:2:2 playback
by Eric Graybeal 10 years ago
Hi, I've been compressing file for DG Fastchannel into the MPEG-2 muxed 4:2:2 specs they require. How do I get these files to playback on my Mac I thought VLC might be able to handle it, but it starts
Re: MPEG2 4:2:2 playback
by Doug Beal 10 years ago
oddly enough we have to playback on a toshiba laptop with Vista and windows media player Doug Beal Editor Engineer Rock Creative Images Nashville TN
HDSLR's Inferior HDMI and Recording Codec
by David Slater 10 years ago
This is a very helpful message board for those grappling with HDSLR issues. The way I see it, the image sensors of these cameras are fantastic, but there is no way to record the video to a broadcast s
Re: HDSLR's Inferior HDMI and Recording Codec
by Doug Beal 10 years ago
AVI is a container, the codec contained could be a wide variety of codecs photo jpeg being one of them quicktime is also a container, holding whatever codec the piece has been encoded to Doug Beal Edi
Sony XDCAM Transfer Tool 2.8 Available!
by Craig Seeman 11 years ago
Sony XDCAM Transfer Tool 2.8 Available! Sony UK has it first. Sony UK Look down the page for the Tools Downloads box. You'll see it says Final Cut Pro XDCAM Transfer V2.8.0 Click on that and you'll ha
Re: Sony XDCAM Transfer Tool 2.8 Available!
by Doug Beal 11 years ago
Also available here https: servicesplus.us.sony.biz sony-software-model-PDZKP1.aspx
BD-R version 1.0 or 1.1
by Doug Beal 12 years ago
Hello All Does anyone know if Encore builds BD-R version 1.0 or 1.1 or both Pertains to playback on a Sharp Aquos Blu Ray player which only plays version 1.1 Disks play fine on our Sony BPD S300 after
Re: BD-R version 1.0 or 1.1
by Kevin Christopher 12 years ago
Are you talking about Profile 1.0 vs. Profile 1.1 If you are then a player that plays profile 1.1 would have to play profile 1.0. Profile 1.1 only adds extra capabilities like picture in picture. Curr
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