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Video Export Settings for Large Screen Projection
by Neil Orman 4 years ago
Within Adobe Media Encoder (or in general), what are the best export settings for a video edited in a 720p sequence that will be projected on to a large screen in a hotel ballroom I'd be grateful for
Re: Video Export Settings for Large Screen Projection
by David Roth Weiss 4 years ago
walter biscardi "ProRes is never a good choice for a venue playback unless you are 100% certain there will be a machine capable of playback." When did I ever suggest using a machine incapable of play
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Ed Cilley liked this 3 years ago
Great tip....at least I thought so.
by Scott Davis 8 years ago
I take so much from these forums, I thought I would give back a little tidbit I just discovered. If you Option click on the "render effect" button, it bypasses the dialogue window where it ask you whe
Re: Great tip....at least I thought so.
by Ed Cilley 3 years ago
Hi Joy, Yes, that is rather annoying. I could not find a solution for this issue and have switched to a more "standard" mouse. I also found that the sensitivity around the edges of the mouse made erra
Replace clip in sequence, keep transitions. Possible?
by Michael Hancock 7 years ago
I have three clips in a row with dissolves between them. I mark the middle clip and want to replace it with another shot. When I overwrite edit it removes the dissolve transitions on the head and tail
Re: Replace clip in sequence, keep transitions. Possible?
by Ed Cilley 5 years ago
I found this discussion when searching for the "Replace clip" keyboard shortcut. Coming from Avid and FCP, I find myself using the mouse A LOT more than I prefer. The one feature that is really nice i
How to Highlight a Sequence in Bin? MC6
by sandy shapiro 7 years ago
How do you highlight or color label a sequence in your bin using MC6 I once had a label column to the right on the sequences, but it disappeared after I changed from "statistics" to "film" and back. T
Re: How to Highlight a Sequence in Bin? MC6
by Ed Cilley 7 years ago
Sandy, I also like to use the Comments column for adding details. It doesn't show up unless you already have a comment. So here's what I do. Change view to "Script" and name a note in the box. Then go
Using markers to match frame
by Frederic Lumiere 7 years ago
In FCP I often used markers to match frames from two different tracks using the 'snap to'. Came in very handy, especially for sync dual audio manually (yes I know about dual eyes). Is there a trick in
Re: Using markers to match frame
by Ed Cilley 7 years ago
Frederic, there isn't a built in "snap to" function, but here is work around. Let's say you have two locators on two video clipe (V1 and V2). Trim the V2 clip to the locator. While trimming if you hol
What's up with filler not being being black?
by Matt Devino 7 years ago
Just did an edit that I colored inside MC6 with Magic Bullet looks, and I just realized that the black filler isn't actually black. I crushed the blacks on a few clips that cut to black filler and the
Re: What's up with filler not being being black?
by Ed Cilley 7 years ago
"and you had to worry about safe levels" Yeah, and can you believe cameras still have an iris Ridiculous. Job posted a good article about video levels and how Avid handles them. You may want to create
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render all effects on timeline
by Caitlin miller 7 years ago
How do you render all of the effects in the timeline I tried to put an in and out point at the beginning and end of the timeline and used the render shortcut on top of the timeline, but that doesn't w
Re: render all effects on timeline
by Ed Cilley 7 years ago
Instead of Right-clicking you can add the function - Clip Render -In-Out to your keyboard. You can also add Expert Render In-Out. Two useful options. _________________________________________________
travelling to thailand
by Mike Yasutake 7 years ago
I just got booked for a week long shoot in Bangkok, Thailand and wanted any information regarding work visas and bringing in professional video gear. I have traveled internationally before and needed
Re: travelling to thailand
by Ed Cilley 7 years ago
We shot edited in Phuket, Thailand (southern island) last year. Very little gear and traveled light. We did not have a carnet and had no issues, but if you are bringing a camera larger than an HVX-200
How to convert AVin video format
by Daniel Waldron 7 years ago
I was given a QuickTime video file in the AVin format and was told it was some sort of Avid codec. It doesn't play in QuickTime or VLC and won't open in Final Cut or Premiere. I don't have an Avid sys
Re: How to convert AVin video format
by Ed Cilley 7 years ago
My bad. That's an Avid AVC-Intra codec. I found this link to a set of Avid codecs that may help. http: codecs.org.ua codecs_en.html - Search for "avin" since there is a lot on that page. Hope that hel
Is it ok for AVID to be slow with AMA footage?
by alec gitelman 7 years ago
Hi, I have a project with about 8-9 hours of footage in quicktime files with XDCam 1080p media. I am using AMA to link to those files. Editing is painfully slow - playback is fine, but every action ta
Re: Is it ok for AVID to be slow with AMA footage?
by Ed Cilley 7 years ago
alec gitelman "Is there anything I can do to make it better " Transcode. Clear space on your drive and let it start tonight. Not a fun solution with 8-9 hours, but it would be even worse if it was H.
MC 6.0 Effects Window HUGE!
by Frank Moressa 7 years ago
I've recently upgraded to Media Composer 6. The effects editing window an audio mixer are huge and intrusive. Can't find a setting to reduce them in size Thx
Re: MC 6.0 Effects Window HUGE!
by Ed Cilley 7 years ago
I never use the sliders - I find slamming in a number much easier. I miss being able to hide the sliders. Less is more, but I don't see a way of doing that. ___________________________________________
Creating an Editing Schedule....projects are piling up
by Grant Wilber 7 years ago
I'm a camera guy. I like working long hard physical hours on set or digging a hole in the ground. When it comes to sitting down for more than 20 minutes its a challenge. But I can't afford to pay peop
Re: Creating an Editing Schedule....projects are piling up
by Ed Cilley 7 years ago
Grant, Time management is one of the biggest challenges for us all. Glen makes a good point regarding bringing someone else in. If they can do a job in 1 2 the time you might spend on it, that's money
Question on AMA and long duration clips
by Mike Jeffs 7 years ago
I'm wondering if anyone you can at least give me a clue. Why is it that if i bring in a AMA clip of a longer duration, a hour plus, it just bogs the heck down they system. get the spinning beach ball
Re: Question on AMA and long duration clips
by Ed Cilley 7 years ago
I agree with Ricky - go fishing. Even ice fishing. _________________________________________________ Anything worth doing at all, is worth doing well. - Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield
266x Kingston Card giving card read errors when shooting video. Fast enough?
by brett rolstad 7 years ago
So I just got off the phone for the second time with Canon. They suggested going with a faster card. Well anytime I shoot an extended length of time of video I'm getting a card read error, and at firs
Re: 266x Kingston Card giving card read errors when shooting video. Fast enough?
by Ed Cilley 7 years ago
I've had issues with the Kingston. Even though it is rated fast, it just doesn't seem stable to me. Try a Sandisk or even Transcend - run some tests before you loose important data. __________________
How can I convince my company not to buy 7D cameras? We need new cameras.
by Rachel Kodner 8 years ago
We're currently shooting long events with the JVC GY-HD100, 110 and 200. These cameras are not great in low lighting conditions. The image looks poor dull muddy dark and sometimes grainy. These camera
Re: How can I convince my company not to buy 7D cameras? We need new cameras.
by Ed Cilley 8 years ago
Rachel Kodner "No they aren't convinced yet." Not yet convinced After reading all these posts, I'm convinced. Hum, option one; work with them to create several projects and "enjoy" the process or opt
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Demo Reel: Mixing 30p with 24p
by Hunter Hempen 8 years ago
Greetings, I have "yet another demo reel question", and it seems that users on the Cow don't post actual Demo Reel questions in the Demo Reel forum...so I apologize if this is in the wrong place. I'm
Re: Demo Reel: Mixing 30p with 24p
by Ed Cilley 8 years ago
Todd, no problem with disagreeing with me. Actually he is editing in Premiere, so the solution you provided should work for him. _________________________________________________ Anything worth doing
DSLR slider
by Luke Hale 8 years ago
Hey I'm looking for a slider that is less than 500 bucks. I really want it on a track at least 3", any recommendations Luke Hale Producer Editor BYU-I and Department of Energy opticalsmarts.com (Just
Re: DSLR slider
by Ed Cilley 8 years ago
Depending on how your camera is configured, some sliders may not move smoothly. We shot with a 5D, 70-200mm, matte box and a Marshall monitor. Besides balancing front to back, we also had to balance s
Any confirmed Canon 5D Mark 3 rumors?
by Mike Thomas 8 years ago
I'm planning to load up on Canon equipment in the next 6 months and was wondering if anyone has heard any confirmed reports about a 5D Mark 3 in the near future. Seems like there's always rumors and f
Re: Any confirmed Canon 5D Mark 3 rumors?
by Ed Cilley 8 years ago
You want rumors Here you go. http: www.canonrumors.com category photography canon-5d-mark-iii With Canon just releasing the 1D X and the video targeted C300, don't look for anything too soon in terms
PSD files are squished
by Ed Cilley 8 years ago
I have a project we are translating into several languages. I cut one version and have duplicated the project, renamed it, let's say "French" and Reconnected the Photoshop files (all our text graphics
Re: PSD files are squished
by Ed Cilley 8 years ago
Bret, That is exactly the problem. If I wasn't dealing with 170 files x 12 languages, this wouldn't be as big of an issue. I appreciate it very much. _________________________________________________
Which DSLR to get? action/snowboarding
by Dylan Pipe 8 years ago
I am looking to buy a DSLR,I am new to photography and videography world as you can tell. I am going to be filming Snowboarding and Skateboarding. I have been looking at canon t1i,t2i,t3i. But havent
Re: Which DSLR to get? action/snowboarding
by Ed Cilley 8 years ago
Surprised no one mentioned the issues of combining a DSLR and snowboarding - rolling shutter. Isn't that a concern for what he is looking to do _________________________________________________ Anythi
Post Production & Project Creep
by Richard Herd 8 years ago
The service agreement reads total running time = 5 minutes. Now, the client wants 8 minutes. I said, that's a 60% increase, therefore, it'll take more time and money, for an edited spot. But I can loo
Re: Post Production & Project Creep
by Ed Cilley 8 years ago
Also called "scope creep". The original scope of the project has shifted into a project needing more man-hours to complete and your client should be understanding of this. If you are billing by the ho
5D Timelapse
by Arnold Foote 8 years ago
Dear Friends I just tested my intervalometer on my 5D. I am now ingesting them. I will color them in aperture and export them as jpegs or tiffs. WHats the best way to get this finished Final Cut, AE S
Re: 5D Timelapse
by Ed Cilley 8 years ago
After Effects will certainly give you the ability to manipulate the image and easily do zooms pans on the sequence. Another option I wanted to throw out there was using QuickTime Player 7 (not 10). "O
Day rates. How do they work?
by Rick Turners 8 years ago
Concerning a freelancer on a day rate. Day rate is based on 10 hour day. If the freelancer completes the days task (creating and getting approval on a project) in 4-5 hours. Is it right for the freela
Re: Day rates. How do they work?
by Ed Cilley 8 years ago
John Davidson " My theory is that if you rock it in 5 hours when somebody else would take 8 or 9, you get the whole day. You shouldn't be punished for being fast and good." Amen! Good clients will qu
When You Give Too Much (Fool on the Hill)
by Patrick Ortman 8 years ago
This is a followup to my earlier post about an agency client that insisted on having the raw footage for a project we did, in addition to what was in the contract- namely, our cut of a video promo. Ye
Re: When You Give Too Much (Fool on the Hill)
by David Roth Weiss 8 years ago
Patrick, Where I come from (Earth), those who receive a favor are obligated to those who extend the favor, not the other way around. Are you certain your client isn't from some other planet David Davi
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Ed Cilley liked this 8 years ago
your definition of ...
by will tsang 8 years ago
What does it mean when someone who is looking at a-- split screen two shot-- say's ... "let's blow up the image on the right, and split it in half"
Re: your definition of ...
by Ed Cilley 8 years ago
Hey Grinner, could you do a DVE move with the Chyron :) Ed Avid and FCP Preditor _________________________________________________ Anything worth doing at all, is worth doing well. - Philip Dormer Sta
confused!!!!
by Michael Lavis 8 years ago
I am still relatively new to the filming industry and am in the process of setting up a studio at my work. The company has just bought a new Apple mac pro 8 core, dont have all the specks on me right
Re: confused!!!!
by Ed Cilley 8 years ago
Sorry, just noticed a similar question that will give you more info. It only a couple posts below yours. Best I O card for my setup http: forums.creativecow.net thread 27 859386#859386
Does 5D + Magic lantern + Juicedlink pre-amp = audio capture success?
by Jared Cicon 9 years ago
Hi Everyone, With my H4N I get great sound. But Plural eyes really only helps once you've identified the parallel corresponding video track. There remains the very time consuming task of identifying a
Re: Does 5D + Magic lantern + Juicedlink pre-amp = audio capture success?
by Ed Cilley 8 years ago
Peter, Sorry it took a while to respond. In the menu you should select Manual audio settings. Take a look at Canon's website. It has a great description. http: www.usa.canon.com dlc controller act=Get
Lowest bit rate for MP4
by Ed Cilley 9 years ago
Editing a project for a corporate client. They want an MP4 file to stream over their training network. File must be SCORM AICC compliant. They want the file to be 20kbps to 50kbps. What None of the te
Re: Lowest bit rate for MP4
by Ed Cilley 9 years ago
Thanks Craig. I thought the numbers they were giving me were awfully low. Ed Avid and FCP Preditor _________________________________________________ Anything worth doing at all, is worth doing well. -
7d video output
by Thomas McDonald 9 years ago
Getting ready to do a large 2 camera shoot with 7D canon DLSR and I was curious if you can record to an AJA-Ki-Pro or is the HDMI output only sending an 480 signal to the monitor I'm trying to solve t
Re: 7d video output
by Ed Cilley 9 years ago
I haven't done this, but found the following http: cheesycam.com canon-60d-external-monitor-1080hd-playback-480sd-recording He was able to view 1080p on a monitor with the 7D - while recording. Not su
liability insurance; additionally insured
by Derek Fremd 9 years ago
I am in the midst of a SNAFU and am not sure where the problem lies. I am scheduled to videotape in a client's office. The building manager has required its companies to be listed as additionally insu
Re: liability insurance; additionally insured
by Ed Cilley 9 years ago
The Hartford. They aren't tuned into the needs of video production necessarily, but offer good general liability coverage. (And won't charge for "additional insured.") Ed Avid and FCP Preditor _______
Incorporating...what type?
by Shane Ross 9 years ago
OK...here's the skinny. I often hire myself out on small jobs that don't want to 1099 me. They want to pay a company with a federal ID. And occasionally I get hired as an editor, and they rent my syst
Re: Incorporating...what type?
by Ed Cilley 9 years ago
Shane, You probably have enough info already, but thought I would throw this out there for you.... http: www.1099.com c ar ta twoheads_t018.html I incorporated several years back for legal reasons. Se
How many billable hours should it take to edit a project?
by Benjamin Reichman 9 years ago
I've been searching this forum for advice about hourly rates, but I have an even simpler question: how much time does it take a typical professional editor to finish a job I just completed a one-year
Re: How many billable hours should it take to edit a project?
by Ed Cilley 9 years ago
Benjamin, There are way too many factors that enter into the equation to give you a definitive answer. Many of the people here have asked this same question with every edit we book, schedule or bid on
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Appropriate Fee for photo usage
by Ed Cilley 9 years ago
Cross posted to Web Design What is an appropriate rate fee I should expect to pay someone for use of their photographs If someone has images posted on the web (copyrighted) and I contact them regardin
And... Appropriate Fee for photo usage
by Nick Griffin 9 years ago
It should be pointed out that because most of us work in video, we are typically buying renting images MUCH smaller than those used in the print world. The pricing on many of these newer "royalty free
Appropriate Fee for photo usage
by Ed Cilley 9 years ago
Cross posted to Business and Marketing What is an appropriate rate fee I should expect to pay someone for use of their photographs If someone has images posted on the web (copyrighted) and I contact t
Re: Appropriate Fee for photo usage
by Patrick Ortman 9 years ago
Also, do not forget Flickr and doing an advanced search for Creative Commons licensed photos. Our most recent photo license was under a hundred dollars, but it was a non-hero photo (not super featured
Slightly OT - XDCam Firmware Update Problem - PDW-U1
by Ed Cilley 9 years ago
I know this is slightly off-topic for this forum but thought I would throw it out there. I recently read about a firmware update for the Sony PDW-U1 XDCam disc player that would allow this deck to rec
Re: Slightly OT - XDCam Firmware Update Problem - PDW-U1
by Ed Cilley 9 years ago
Problem solved. I had an older version of XDCam Transfer. Needed 2.9 or later. See thread here if interested. http: forums.creativecow.net thread 8 1077817 Avid and FCP Preditor ______________________
XDCam Firmware Update Problem - PDW-U1
by Ed Cilley 9 years ago
I read about a firmware update for the Sony PDW-U1 XDCam disc player that would allow this deck to record. We have not been able to record back to the deck. I down loaded the package from Sony, instal
Re: XDCam Firmware Update Problem - PDW-U1
by Ed Cilley 9 years ago
Andy, Thanks for your super quick response. Sony website is interesting. I followed another link provided on the Cow a couple weeks ago and did not see the newer versions of this software I see with y
PDW-U1 Data Storage
by Joe Biscotti 10 years ago
Am I misreading the release notes for ver 2.2.1 where it states that "User data (files Other than XDCAM AV files) can be recorded on professional disc as PC data via the USB interface. This allows pro
Re: PDW-U1 Data Storage (Mac installer too)
by Ed Cilley 9 years ago
Ray, I found your comment and thought you may have some answers since you upgraded several machines. I read about the firmware update for the Sony PDW-U1 XDCam disc player that would allow this deck t
Grants and living expenses
by Rob Grauert 9 years ago
If you get a big grant for a long term project, and this project requires you to quit your job so you can focus on this project, do you work your living expenses into the grant budget Or is that steal
Re: Grants and living expenses
by Ed Cilley 9 years ago
What else would the grant money be used for if not to pay the people who work on the project (you or any others) (Besides equipment rental, tape or other disposables, etc.) It would not be out of boun
Best methods to edit with headphones
by Lauren DeFilippo 9 years ago
Hi all, I work for a documentary production company that is considering moving to a space in which the editor will have to wear headphones. Working off of Avid Media Composer, is this realistic Screen
Re: Best methods to edit with headphones
by Ed Cilley 9 years ago
Lauren, One more thought. I heard a presentation from an editor who cut a concert of a well known artist. He was working in a room with two Avid's set-up next to each other and, of course, audio was a
Footage turning edgy when exported to dvd
by Robert Sherwood 10 years ago
First time post. I hope someone can help me. Im looking to start premiering a movie in the next month! I've been editing in FCP using different HD cams all shot on PAL 25fps.. I finished a few section
Re: Footage turning edgy when exported to dvd
by Ed Cilley 10 years ago
I'm not sure which version of FCP you are using, if 7, then you can Share DVD and this will work. Keep in mind that a DVD is SD and your project is HD, some some conversion is needed. Here are some co
Editor questions
by Bruno Silva 10 years ago
Hi guys, I may be taking on the job of cutting a short film for someone. He simply asked me to do it and I said yes, that's where I am so far. What are some important questions I should ask regarding
Re: Editor questions
by Ed Cilley 10 years ago
...and what is the final delivery Web, film, DVD Timeframe for delivery (first cut, final approval) Ed Avid and FCP Preditor _________________________________________________ Anything worth doing at a
Rate for editors?
by Bob Andren 10 years ago
Hello. I'm putting together a budget to be included in a proposal for an hour long show, which I'll be sending to various educational networks (PBS, History Channel, etc.) and was wondering what the h
Re: Rate for editors?
by Ed Cilley 10 years ago
You're welcome Bob. Sorry we kind of highjacked the thread. And with that said... Grinner, How does that work for me Well, I just got a referral from a fellow editor. The new client called and asked a
XDCam Transfer- logging
by Mitch Jordan 11 years ago
We just bought 2 F-355 XDCam's, and now I'm learning how to use the XDCam transfer software with FCP. I want to be able to name the clips once on the disk, and have the clips maintain that name when t
Re: XDCam Transfer- logging
by Ed Cilley 10 years ago
I haven't worked with this scenario Special K "reconnect the .mov file in the FCP timeline with the XD CAM "reel"" ...so I'm sorry I can't provide a good answer. You may want to start a new thread if
XDCam HD "Clip Name" vs "Clip Title"
by Ed Cilley 11 years ago
I also posted this in the Avid Editing Forum. We logged our disc and created new names for each clip in the Logging window (Clip Title). This does not change the "Clip Name" in the Information window.
Re: XDCam HD "Clip Name" vs "Clip Title"
by Mitch Jordan 11 years ago
Also, you name the clip in the Information panel, not the logging panel.
IO Edit to tape or Print to Tape is black
by Ed Cilley 11 years ago
Here are my problems and I'll add my set-up below. 1- I can view the output of the of the AJA Io on my monitor during normal editing, both directly out of the box or when viewed through the Beta deck.
Re: IO Edit to tape or Print to Tape is black
by Ed Cilley 11 years ago
Jeremy, Thank you, changing my Easy Setup to a different setting and then back made EVERYTHING happy. I had already trashed my User Settings, I thought I had looked at the Easy Setup, but making a cha
Replication problems - bad check disc
by Ed Cilley 11 years ago
I also posted this in the DVD Studio Pro forum. I sent a DVD-R off to a replicator with CSS flagged, and now the check disc is not playing for the client. Here is their message sent to me... _________
Re: Replication problems - bad check disc
by Ed Cilley 11 years ago
. Dave Friend "Being able to copy (master being the same thing) a copy protected disc is a non-sequitur. What is the point of copy protection if is can be copied " Exactly, Thanks Dave.
Weirdest Rendering Problem Ever
by John McLane 12 years ago
Hello everyone ! I come to you with the weirdest problem I ever had in After Effects 7 : When I start a render it work fine for a moment and then the image starts to get all blury and dark and starts
Re: Weirdest Rendering Problem Ever
by Ed Cilley 12 years ago
I looked at your screen shots. I clicked on the "OK" button and nothing happened. :) (sorry for the attempted humor) Not sure what type of system you are running...(besides windows), but sometimes AE
Jpeg photo moves are bad-jaggy, stairstepped
by Ed Cilley 12 years ago
Ok, I've been doing this sort of thing for some time and now I'm confused. I have some digital photos taken with a Canon camera (8MP) and am doing simple moves on them--zooms, pans. I am adding some o
Re: Jpeg photo moves are bad-jaggy, stairstepped
by Ed Cilley 12 years ago
SOLVED! So, I tried several of the suggestions from the posting here, the results were always the same (or worse), jaggy edges. I finally started trying small renders and viewing the original QT file.
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