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Drew Lahat

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May 24th 2010
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Using a cabled network in Avid MC
by Carlos E. Martinez 3 months ago
I would like to know if there is a way that will allow me to stream files, saved in HDD i another computer which would be a server, and play them from my laptop, where Avid MC is installed and placed
Re: Using a cabled network in Avid MC
by Drew Lahat 2 months ago
Honestly I'm still not sure what you're trying to do, but what I did in my home studio is... run a BNC cable. I sometimes do reviews, with or without clients, in a separate room with a big screen & pr
Timewarps on Subclips when transferring to DaVinci Resolve via AAF
by Philip Hanses 3 months ago
Hi everyone, first time post for me. I stumbled upon an issue concerning data exchange between Avid MC and DaVinci Resolve for conforming. Sometimes when footage was shot with 50FPS for example, edito
Re: Timewarps on Subclips when transferring to DaVinci Resolve via AAF
by Drew Lahat 2 months ago
Hi Philip, ever found any updates or solutions
The Cheese Grater is back
by Craig Seeman 5 months ago
The Cheese Grater is back with 8 PCIe slots. The Kremlinologist can examine the FCPX screenshot. Afterburner. Things that make you go hmmm.
Re: The Cheese Grater is back
by Drew Lahat 5 months ago
Finally... meaningful post-production news from Cupertino! Some less-obvious observations, from a post I wrote for CML: 1. That Cheese Grater Shape You'll find some "Krafty" comments about the "cheesy
Decklink support for 1080/23.98P
by Drew Lahat 10 months ago
Trying to figure this out... Decklink cards generally have great compatibility despite having no official tech support - if it fits in your computer, it seems like it'll work with the latest drivers.
Importing a ProTools session in PremierePro
by nikola curavic 5 years ago
Hello everybody. My problem is when i listen in premiere an 24 48Khz .wav multiple mono file exported from pro tools (no effects, no nothing on it), it's ugly, flat and 'less stereo' comparing to the
Re: Importing a ProTools session in PremierePro
by Drew Lahat 10 months ago
PS This company is known for making a software tool for alternative conversions: http: www.aatranslator.com.au You can go directly from ptx to xml, for example, or from prproj to ptx. And one more tip
Quick preview in audio bin
by matt chapman 3 years ago
Is there a way to get a quick preview of audio files in the preview bin without going into the SOURCE window When searching a sound library I'd love to be able to quickly play the sounds in the bin. I
Re: Quick preview in audio bin
by Drew Lahat 1 year ago
It's a big deal when you're trying to listen to 40 sound effects in a row. And anyway for me the 'play' button in the preview area is grayed out. :(
How to edit 2 versions of a feature in parallel
by Drew Lahat 1 year ago
Editing a bilingual indie documentary feature, we're deep into the rough cut. We have a broadcaster in Israel who's the main customer and funder, but we're US-based and aim for a major north American
Re: How to edit 2 versions of a feature in parallel
by Drew Lahat 1 year ago
Thanks Jamie, David, Those ideas were very much in line with what I figured. As for the detailed steps, instead of #2 I just lay the alt-language selects in muted layers, in the relevant positions. It
C100 and metadata
by Bill Meissner 6 years ago
Hi Gang, Anybody know if metadata is recorded (lens, aperture, ISO, etc) on C100 and if so, how it's accessed I haven't found much regarding on the interwebs. thanks, Bill
Re: C100 and metadata
by Drew Lahat 1 year ago
This question is still totally relevant and applies to other C-series models... The idea about embedding metadata in HDMI is nice, but a bit exotic... an considering how conservative Canon is as a com
Clip metadata within Premiere
by David Dean 2 years ago
Good morning - the cameraman who shot the project I'm editing is asking for the metadata on certain shots from a second camera that he did not shoot. He wants to know the lens, iris, ISO, etc. of the
Re: Clip metadata within Premiere
by Drew Lahat 1 year ago
Actually, the video andy shared highlights the problem: It's not you (and often it's not the camera), it's Premiere. The guys are scrolling through the camera metadata fields, and they're all utterly
How do you copy and paste audio effects from one track to another?
by Scott Clements 5 years ago
Is it possible to copy and paste effects from one audio track to another, or do you have to apply and tweak your settings to the default effects every time you want to add an audio effects to a track
Re: How do you copy and paste audio effects from one track to another?
by Drew Lahat 1 year ago
Yeah the thread's title should have been "How do you copy and paste TRACK audio effects ". I ran into this limitation because of another limitation... you can't change most of a timeline's audio setti
AppleScript app for removing tracks from Quicktime files
by Drew Lahat 7 years ago
I usually post questions, but here's an answer for once: There are some scenarios where you want to get rid of audio or video in a bunch of Quicktime files. When syncing audio and video in FCP or Avid
Re: AppleScript app for removing tracks from Quicktime files
by Drew Lahat 1 year ago
Phew, it's been a while (6 years, to be exact). Glad to see this tool is still being useful to some, unfortunately my AppleScripting is a bit rusty and I'm in the midst of several projects, so can't d
Rant with a question
by Roy Schneider 2 years ago
Good Morning Everyone: I hope everyone is doing well. This will most likely come across as a rant in the form of a question (sorry it is so long). I had n eclectic client approach me to create an inte
Re: Rant with a question
by Tom Sefton 2 years ago
Ask him daughter to send you a video link to something that they really like and want to emulate with the footage you have. Give them the option of one final edit to achieve this, and that after that
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the "sad" state of our industry
by Bob Zelin 3 years ago
I guess this is for old timers. Today, with free editing software, quality cameras built into our CEL phones and iPads, free streaming software, free color grading software, free data transmission sof
Re: the "sad" state of our industry
by Drew Lahat 2 years ago
This is a fun thread... and one that could likely stay active for as long as CreativeCow exists. Bob started it as the state of "our industry", which is an umbrella for everyone's experiences. Mind yo
Broadcast quality .mxf files from Premiere?
by Fiona Fuchs 3 years ago
Hello kind Premiere Pro experts. I am delivering a broadcast file and the specs are very convoluted (to me ;). I'd like to make sure I am delivering correctly as it's a tight timeline. Could someone (
Re: Broadcast quality .mxf files from Premiere?
by Drew Lahat 3 years ago
Shane, the TC in and slate, etc. may be unusual but my hunch, based on how extremely technical the spec sheet is, is that they know precisely what they want, so I'm not questioning any of that. And as
Conform 25fps Canon footage to 24p
by Drew Lahat 3 years ago
This shouldn't be a rare need, but Google makes me feel as if I'm the first soul in the world tackling it. I'm prepping post for an independent documentary feature shot in different continents. Finish
Re: Conform 25fps Canon footage to 24p
by Drew Lahat 3 years ago
Blaise, what would you do with the timecode Looks like for conformed TC, Premiere retains the original timebase, including in the source player - unless you change it. E.g. if you conform a 30fps clip
4Gb fiber cards on OS X 10.10?
by Drew Lahat 4 years ago
Hi everyone, Is there any 4Gb fibre-channel HBA that has working drivers and is known to work reliably under 10.10 (Not to mention one that is expected to work in 10.11). Support and driver developmen
Re: 4Gb fiber cards on OS X 10.10?
by Drew Lahat 3 years ago
Obviously this is a topic of interest, and has become one of the better spots online to discuss the matter since I started the thread (just ask Google). If the facility grows, the work load grows, or
I dont understand
by Drew Lahat 3 years ago
Hi, I love the COW and have been here for years and years. Being away this year, I was looking for the COW's NAB coverage. So far, I've seen none. Where is it Of course I have seen the 10,000 press re
Re: I dont understand
by Drew Lahat 3 years ago
Thanks! Those conclusions and impressions are indeed starting to float as I follow forums and talk to colleagues who attended. I'm looking forward to reading your reviews.
exporting sidecar cc file without content
by Richard Angle 4 years ago
Hi all. To all the closed captioning gurus out there, anyone know of a way to export a scc sidecar captioning file without having to export its companion content file as well Currently I am exporting
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Re: exporting sidecar cc file without content
by Drew Lahat 4 years ago
This! (As in, just run into this problem and wish the CC feature set in Premiere was more... mature by now.)
Cheapest camcorders with HD-SDI out for music event space, any thoughts?
by Carl Werdine 6 years ago
I realize this is probably a fairly tedious question and may have been asked here and on other forums, there seems to be a bit of a jungle of random solutions out there but I haven't been able to make
Re: Cheapest camcorders with HD-SDI out for music event space, any thoughts?
by Drew Lahat 4 years ago
As of Feb. 2016, the bar is at $2,000 and you have three options: the aforementioned Canon X25, JVC GY-HM200, and Sony X70. All at $2,000, and pretty darn good cameras for that price point. I think Ca
Skype as an intercomm system for a live event
by Lucas Chambers 4 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to figure out a budget option for an intercomm system to cover a live event: 2 cameramen, live mix. I was just wondering if anyone has tried simply using Skype in a conference call to c
Re: Skype as an intercomm system for a live event
by Drew Lahat 4 years ago
Of course a proper production intercom system (Clearcom Telex etc.) is the right thing to do and by far the best option. If you don't have a proper integrated studio system (Triax,SMPTE fiber, etc.) t
Avid MC7 AAF imported to Premiere CC
by Russell Anderson 6 years ago
tl;dr - Trying to export AAF from Avid MC7, and into Adobe Premiere CC using AMA'd footage, but sequences are blank. I'm well familiar with AAF'n things outta Avid and into either FCP, Premiere, or Af
Re: Avid MC7 AAF imported to Premiere CC
by Drew Lahat 4 years ago
Nice, I just happened to carry out this same workflow myself (before seeing this thread). Resolve is definitely a useful middleman conform tool in this case. It "speaks" both AAF and XML, and speaks A
Color reel is up - your input is welcome
by Drew Lahat 4 years ago
Hello, I've been doing color work since 2011, first for in-house productions and recently freelance. I finally got a reel up and welcome any feedback. https: reels.creativecow.net film drew-lahat-colo
XAVC-I playback performance
by Drew Lahat 5 years ago
So we got a Sony FS7 ...as the story goes. This is our first dipping into 4K, and while "get a faster computer" is the default knee-jerk reaction, it's my job to explore the options thoroughly and mak
Re: XAVC-I playback performance
by Drew Lahat 5 years ago
Good idea :-) I'll take you up on that next time I'm at the facility.
Nexsan SATABoy A/V-optimized 14TB RAID array: 4Gb Fiber+iSCSI, dual controllers, RAID 6, in original packaging. Ends in 1 hour!
by Drew Lahat 5 years ago
For sale a Nexsan SATABoy Dual-Controller RAID Array 14TB Not some generic EMC unit, but a high-performance array that's on par with Promise Vtrak. Excellent for audio video applications, Apple XSAN,
[FCP X 10.0.8] Best plugin (or techs) to fix Out of focus video
by Duca Simone Luchini 6 years ago
FCP X 10.0.8 Best plugin (or techs) to fix Out of focus video Hallo everybody, I'm searching a solution to fin a way to fix an out of focus clip... Any ideas about it Plugin or meybe techs to fix thi
Re: [FCP X 10.0.8] Best plugin (or techs) to fix Out of focus video
by Drew Lahat 5 years ago
For posterity, and to second Walter Soyka: indeed, focus on sharpening the eyes (pun intended). This is relatively easy in e.g. Resolve, where you'd draw a mask around the eyes, track it, and sharpen.
Where to get heIp with your Artist Color panel
by Drew Lahat 6 years ago
This has always been a tricky issue (and the making the Artist Color work has always been tricky too). Dwaine here does what he can, but Blackmagic really just interfaces with the panel, they don't ma
Artist Color doesn't attach to Resolve or any application
by Drew Lahat 6 years ago
Artist Color w latest firmware on iMac 2012 27" w 10.8.4 - I started my system this morning and the panel doesn't work. The display stays on the dotted rectangles. The surface is recognized and adds c
Re: Artist Color doesn't attach to Resolve or any application
by Drew Lahat 6 years ago
Thanks, Dwaine. I just got back around to follow through on the issue, testing it at the office, and it persists. Everyone reminded me that EuCon 3.0 goes along with 9.1.6 but I should've clarified th
PresStore vs. Chronosync: to sync or backup?
by Drew Lahat 6 years ago
We're backing up our SAN using disk-based backups, with two rotating sets of eight 4TB drives in RAID5 mode. This has worked for us well over the past 3 years, I just upgraded to larger drives and mov
Re: PresStore vs. Chronosync: to sync or backup?
by Simon Blackledge 6 years ago
I use both Online Nearline ( Disk to Disk -server-1 Raid1 to Raid2) Chronosync Online Backup (Disk to Disk server-1 Raid1 to server-2 Raid1 ) Chronosync Backup Backup (Disk to LTO server-2 Raid1 to LT
Powering 3 cameras over long distance
by John Barata 6 years ago
I produce a live sporting event where I run 2 handheld cameras and 1 on sticks. I have always powered the one on sticks using the power converter battery charger for teh camera (All cameras are sony P
Re: Powering 3 cameras over long distance
by Drew Lahat 6 years ago
A couple of shots of the cable system - feeding HD-SDI camera, return, intercom, power, and tally.
boy, Premiere has lots of rules (for network storage)
by Bob Zelin 6 years ago
well, now that we are finally getting into full-on widespread Adobe Premiere at facilities, I realize how ignorant I have been about Adobe Premiere "best practices". Especially in a networked environm
Re: boy, Premiere has lots of rules (for network storage)
by Drew Lahat 6 years ago
I'm glad I was one of the people who nudged you in that direction :) We've been running PPro in a networked environment for half a year but are now doing a full deployment "for real", over metaSAN. Me
AJA Kona output loses sync after every orange segment in Unlimited RT mode
by Drew Lahat 6 years ago
We haven't used FCP in a while but now we're dealing with a project and a client and face this: When reaching an "unlimited" (orange) segment, frames are skipped as they should, but the rest of the ti
Re: AJA Kona output loses sync after every orange segment in Unlimited RT mode
by Drew Lahat 6 years ago
Bret, are you talking about the Compressor codec in the sequence settings That should only change the render quality speed once you render, not the RT determination of what's green orange gray etc. Al
AJA Kona output loses sync after every orange segment in Unlimited RT mode
by Drew Lahat 6 years ago
*Cross-post from FCP forum* We haven't used FCP in a while but now we're dealing with a project and a client and face this: When reaching an "unlimited" (orange) segment, frames are skipped as they sh
Re: AJA Kona output loses sync after every orange segment in Unlimited RT mode
by Jeremy Garchow 6 years ago
Totally normal behavior in my experience. I always have to render orange segments.
How do you manage versions between revisions?
by Drew Lahat 6 years ago
I have to use versions in Resolve, and I have to deal with revised edits (EDL XML AAF 's). Besides being obviously convenient, versions are a required when the same take requires separate grades (whic
Re: How do you manage versions between revisions?
by Drew Lahat 6 years ago
Thanks Brandon, I'll give it a shot tomorrow. Found this article that discusses a very similar issue and solution: http: vanhurkman.com wordpress p=1086
Comprehensive List of Premiere Pro's new features.
by David Cherniack 7 years ago
I haven't seen this anywhere yet so maybe Kevin just posted it. http: blogs.adobe.com premierepro 2013 04 the-next-version-of-premiere-pro.html David AllinOneFilms.com
Re: Comprehensive List of Premiere Pro's new features.
by Kevin Monahan 7 years ago
Craig Shields "Does the playhead now snap to the cut point after doing a Ripple " If you drag with the tool, then no, it behaves the same way. You might look into two other alternatives using keyboar
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Proper configuration for the Decklink HD Xtreme 3d+ and Premiere Pro for surround sound monitoring.
by Dmitry Kitsov 7 years ago
I ran into a problem configuring the Decklink HD Xtreme 3d+ in Premiere Pro for surround sound monitoring. An intuitive thing seemed to use Blackmagic Playback in the Audio Device drop Down menu as an
Re: Proper configuration for the Decklink HD Xtreme 3d+ and Premiere Pro for surround sound monitoring.
by Drew Lahat 7 years ago
Mark, check out these threads: http: forums.creativecow.net thread 124 881182 http: forums.creativecow.net thread 124 881728 See if they're of any help. BM has acknowledged those issues and shown some
Unity - painful recent purchase
by Jeff Bye 7 years ago
A colleague at a local post facility told me about how their Unity went down recently. That apparently freaked out the powers that be and it was decided that they would purchase expansion arrays to mi
Re: Unity - painful recent purchase
by Drew Lahat 7 years ago
I don't understand. Unity is known for being expensive, but not for problems. Avid has always had outstanding support, and I see no reason why a modern Unity that's under support should have any unsol
Normal / Full Range
by stig olsen 7 years ago
Hi, Some more talk about this... I have always worked normal range, exporting mxf to Avid, and mastered in Smoke Flame for TV. When I took my (TV-commercial) normal range file to another post producti
Re: Normal / Full Range
by stig olsen 7 years ago
Hi again, and thanks for all the inputs! After a week of testing, I have delivered a couple of TV-commercials with the following worklow: AVID: Edit Dnx36 as usual + EDL RESOLVE: Relink to original Al
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Multiple dialog windows cause FCP to hang
by Drew Lahat 7 years ago
This has happened to our editor twice this month (FCP 7.0.3): We dragged a file into the browser, and got an error. That's fine, usually you'd hit OK or Cancel, but "Preparing Video for Display" showe
Re: Multiple dialog windows cause FCP to hang
by Drew Lahat 7 years ago
Hi Shane, Haven't seen a pattern with the file type. Last time it was ProRes Quicktime. Today it happened again - twice. I was importing an XML and the "Preparing video for display" opened and hanged
AJA drivers for CS6 will require OS X Lion (10.7.x)
by Drew Lahat 7 years ago
Just something to keep in mind: if you thought to stick with Snow Leopard and have been waiting for the AJA CS6 drivers, think again or use the time to upgrade to Lion. AJA tech support confirmed that
How do you organize converted files?
by Drew Lahat 8 years ago
I'm writing a file-based workflow handbook for my company, which is a great time to rethink how we manage media. As often happens, there are plenty of inconsistencies and duplicates, which waste peopl
Re: How do you organize converted files?
by Angelo Lorenzo 8 years ago
I think you need to describe your situation more. Are these files on one SAN or transferred between single workstations. Do you have a post production or QA supervisor that signs off on what is distri
Automatic Duck - no more tech support?
by Drew Lahat 8 years ago
Since the Duck got purchased by Adobe and until the new incarnation is released, is there any place or way to get support
Re: Automatic Duck - no more tech support?
by Drew Lahat 8 years ago
LOL, I experienced that before. My question relates to Avid- AE so this isn't the right place for it. I posted in the AE forum but got 0 replies over several days, hence my question if there's a bette
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