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Erik Lindahl

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August 25th 2003
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After Effects CS5.5
by Steve Cook 8 years ago
When doing a ram preview, absolutely every single time it shows this in the info panel:"mixing audio for preview". This lasts for up to 15 seconds before even starting to go into:"background process s
Re: After Effects CS5.5
by Erik Lindahl 8 years ago
Not sure if this is still an issue in After Effects but in previous versions using either highly compressed audio (i.e mp3) or audio that had a different sample rate than your preview settings (i.e. 4
distortion on image when panning
by Klaus Koes 8 years ago
Hi there, I have a problem with panning shots as they have distortions. Is there a filter I can use to clean the shot up I have attached two images, one when the camera is still and one when the camer
Re: distortion on image when panning
by Erik Lindahl 8 years ago
The main artifact (if you can even call it that) comes from motion blur due to camera movement. "Low shutter speed" I can only read as a "slow shutter" - i.e. you've probably shot the footage at 1 30t
FCP 7 and Lion
by Dave Lasdon 8 years ago
After the hell I went through with FCP 6 and Lion, I bought FCP 7 from someone on ebay. Just like FCP 6, every attempt to use the program causes it to "quit unexpectedly." It's eerily similar. Either
Re: FCP 7 and Lion
by Erik Lindahl 8 years ago
You can reinstall MacOSX 10.7 on a new machine even if you didn't get a install disc. http: www.apple.com macosx recovery ------------------------ Erik Lindahl Freecloud Post Production Services www.f
Learning to love FCP X
by Dylan Haley 8 years ago
Ever since FCP X was released I have been cutting my shows on Avid MC 6 and FCP legacy versions. Initially I felt professionally abandoned by apple, but I'm starting to come around now that I'm finall
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Re: Learning to love FCP X
by Erik Lindahl 8 years ago
This would be awesome! But please include normal output over a videocard as well. Building support into OSX would have all kinds of benifits for other apps in both cases. My experience with FCPX has b
Downscale from 2k to SD
by Jonathan White 8 years ago
Well I finally finished my drama doc and need to put to tape... my plan to downsize (as I don't have a hardware option) is to export my 2k cut less titles and downscale to SD Anamorphic 10 bit uncompr
Re: Downscale from 2k to SD
by Erik Lindahl 8 years ago
AE isn't all that for downscaling material. Your solution should work but sounds very time-consuming. I'd just use FCP7 directly on your 2K-file. Be sure to set the file interlace property to "none",
Final Part of Murch Interview
by David Lawrence 8 years ago
Here you go: http: www.macvideo.tv editing interviews articleid=3319595&olo=rss Main takeaways - He has very specific needs (which arguably are addressed in 10.0.1) He see the UI as a "layout layer" a
Re: Final Part of Murch Interview
by Erik Lindahl 8 years ago
His id a of having a "filemaker of video editors" is something I've thought of many times as well. An editor is essentially as he states a relation database and a picture editor. Opening up the databa
FCPx day 1 vs MC 6 day 1
by Mike Jeffs 8 years ago
I thought I would share some of my intial thoughts on Media Composer day 1 vs FCPx day one. Know this is not a comprensive review or anything like that (I am a Super Avid Beginner) but today feels a q
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Re: FCPx day 1 vs MC 6 day 1
by Erik Lindahl 8 years ago
Something very discomforting with MC6 is the messy and partially ugly UI. Aliaised text in 2011 How can they even accomplish that on MacOSX Moving UI elements around is always quite laggy stuttery. Wh
The x264 open source alternative to the H.264 Apple encoder
by Dave Gage 8 years ago
Since 100% of what I do goes to the web, encoding quality and file size is a big deal to me. My recent tests with the open source x264 QT Component have been pretty impressive--same or better quality
Re: The x264 open source alternative to the H.264 Apple encoder
by Erik Lindahl 8 years ago
x264 beats more commercial h264 encoders oddly. Apple Compressor (which I'd say is probably the worst of the pack) and Episode (which is reliant on MainConcept to some degree) give far worse results.
gridiron nucleo pro 3 slows down AE?
by Maha Mohtaseb 8 years ago
I just installed Gridiron Nucleo pro 3 and it's causing AE to freeze for 10-60 seconds after almost every command. AE is now much slower than before- including previewing rendering! I don't understand
Re: gridiron nucleo pro 3 slows down AE?
by Erik Lindahl 8 years ago
AE CS5 is a monster in terms of RAM-usage (and quite the evil citizen in OSX when you run out of RAM). I'd say a minimum of 8GB RAM for using this application. Even at work with 16GB of RAM I run into
MC6 new features... favorites? disappointments? predictions?
by Hector berrebi 8 years ago
ok... most of us haven't used it yet we can still praise or knock the new features :) i think the new DNX (4:4:4 flavor) is amazing news. a long waited addition to the DNX family and if its as predict
Re: MC6 new features... favorites? disappointments? predictions?
by Erik Lindahl 8 years ago
I'm just saying it's very odd "the best editor on the planet" doesn't do what's the norm for the past 10-12 years in UI-design does. I'm not talking about futuristic stuff, just normal, preferably not
Avid Media Composer 6 Unveiled
by Steve Connor 8 years ago
http: magazine.creativecow.net article avid-unveils-media-composer-6 Interesting, I like the new interface and the fact that on a Mac you can use ProRes. Also the crossgrade offer is continuing. "My N
Re: Avid Media Composer 6 Unveiled
by Erik Lindahl 8 years ago
I get that for sure. I asked in anther thread as well but is the UI of MC6 still "old looking" as in all text isn't anti-aliaised If so, can you fix that I'd hate to jump back 15 years in time staring
Say it ain't so. Apple wouldn't do this to us would they?
by Christopher Delaine 8 years ago
I can see discontinuing Final cut studio 7 but Mac Pros http: www.appleinsider.com articles 11 10 31 despite_new_cpu_options_apple_reportedly_questioning_future_of_mac_pro.html
Re: Say it ain't so. Apple wouldn't do this to us would they?
by Erik Lindahl 8 years ago
Relatively to the iPad yes, the MacPro sale probably are horrific. Yet it's at the moment a unique computer in Apple line-up. If they kill it they effectively kill an entire pro market for use of thei
Monitors - Broadcast and Web
by William Edwards 8 years ago
Hello, I'm looking into setting up a system for color correction. I was first interested in a JVC LCD setup, but finding that plasma is a lot better with the blacks. There are three I'm looking at rig
Re: Monitors - Broadcast and Web
by Erik Lindahl 8 years ago
Sadly the Matrox box won't output from DaVinci. BMD I think said at the launch of Resolve for OSX i o freedom would come at some point but it seems not so yet at least. I can't speak about the compute
Mocha Pro
by Clayton Burkhart 8 years ago
I am currently working on a project in Resolve, but it is becoming clear to me that I need to do a small amount of rotoscoping. It is unavoidable. As there is no forum for Mocha Pro, I decided to post
Re: Mocha Pro
by Erik Lindahl 8 years ago
The developer Imagineer Systems website hosts a lot of how to do's free of charge. Have a look here: http: www.imagineersystems.com videos tagFilter=%25tutorial&sortBy=Newest Also have a look here: ht
FCP X and Digital Broadcast
by Ewan Lim 8 years ago
Hi all! After years of stalking the cow, i've decided to sign up and pose a question that I need to be answered. I've taken a month to fully absorb, read up and even toyed around with FCP X. After all
Re: FCP X and Digital Broadcast
by Erik Lindahl 8 years ago
Once they fix things then I believe that FCPx will be a very cool editing tool Correct. The problem a lot of "nay sayers" at the moment feel is this will take years rather than months. Just look at ho
Remove Media Keys from QuickTime Files?
by Erik Lindahl 8 years ago
I know this is somewhat off-topic but I couldn't find a proper place for QuickTime related questions. Does anyone know if it's possible to REMOVE media keys from QuickTime files We've got a bunch (800
smoothcam advice smoothing 1080p or 720p
by James Boulding 8 years ago
I've been using smoothcam for a while now and love it's ease of use in Final Cut Pro. I mainly render all my videos through compressor with the apple tv format in 720p. Obviously when i smoothcam 720p
Re: smoothcam advice smoothing 1080p or 720p
by Erik Lindahl 8 years ago
I get a weird warping of the footage that looks of dodgy quality. What was the footage shot on If it suffers from rolling shutter you often need a better stabilizing solution the Smooth Cam sadly. ---
240fps Render After Effects CS5
by Gino Brugman 8 years ago
Dear Cows :) I'm new to this forum so, excuse me if i'm posting in the wrong section. I'm currently working on an 240FPS Slow-Motion video in CS5. When i render it out it says: "Settings Mismatch" in
Re: 240fps Render After Effects CS5
by Erik Lindahl 8 years ago
Note that the output frame rate from a game can differ from the the refresh-rate of your screen. This will in general cause screen-tearing. But it's not uncommon you have games running at say 50 fps i
Premiere Pro CS 5.5 versus Final Cut Pro
by Neil Myers 8 years ago
I am hoping this won't turn into a holy war. I have been doing NLE for 15 years. I have used Avid and Premiere. We currently use PPro CS5.5. So ... we are growing very quickly. We did about 10 videos
Re: Premiere Pro CS 5.5 versus Final Cut Pro
by Erik Lindahl 8 years ago
I would give this though a say "pause" until Apple has fully revealed it's intentions with Final Cut Pro X and te rest of their suite. A few direct "ups" of going to MacOS X and Final Cut Pro is one u
tracking data to clone stroke
by Mike Johnson 8 years ago
I'm having the hardest time getting this to work.... I have a talking head shot. The producer does not like the bags that are under the speaker's eyes. Easy, I can clone the bags out. So, starting fro
Re: tracking data to clone stroke
by Erik Lindahl 8 years ago
I've done a similar job but resorted to Mocha and tracking a 2D plane into the actors face. Worked like a charm. I would love to see a more solid tracker tracker feature-set in AE though. Feels very o
Creating a sync map in Final Cut Pro
by Caitlin miller 8 years ago
Hi All, I'm sure this question is a common one, but I can't seem to locate it in the forums. I'm trying to get multiple clips from the same camera strung out in a sequence by timecode. In avid, there'
Re: Creating a sync map in Final Cut Pro
by Erik Lindahl 8 years ago
Yeah, I've got TC on all sources (well soon I will) as I've manually synced everything. Shot with a 7D with a bunch of different settings to TC was dodgy out of the box. Being it's a music-video timei
ProRes Artifacts
by Steven Knapp 8 years ago
Hi All! I'm relatively new to FCP, switched from Avid a few months ago. I've just encountered some funky stuff when exporting a finished edit to an Apple ProRes 422 LT NTSC DV QuickTime file. The best
Re: ProRes Artifacts
by Erik Lindahl 8 years ago
I was going to say the same as the above poster. There isn't a codec called ProRes LT NTSC DV. You have ProRes, and different flavors of it, and you have DV. In all the resolutions I've work with ProR
Stabalize a shaky tracking shot while keeping the track itself?
by Stuart Samuels 8 years ago
Hi. How would I smooth out a hand held tacking shot to kinda give the impression the shot was done using a track rather than hand held Ive tried stabalizing the clip but this removes the motion of the
Re: Stabalize a shaky tracking shot while keeping the track itself?
by Erik Lindahl 8 years ago
Mocha is brilliant for controlled stabilization of shots. ------------------------ Erik Lindahl Freecloud Post Production Services www.freecloud.se
Semi lossy codec delivery for AVID
by Terry Hahin 8 years ago
Hello, I'm doing a lot of remote work these days. As a result I need to upload my graphic files to ftp. This causes the animation codec to be too large to deliver via ftp. I have been using Blu Ray qu
Re: Semi lossy codec delivery for AVID
by Erik Lindahl 8 years ago
Not sure if the old "8-bit only" in Windows is still bugging ProRes (i.e. QT on Windows would read the files as 8-bit video instead for 10-bit or 12-bit). But asaik, ProRes reads fine in AVID from the
will 8bc filter damage math in 32bpc comp
by Jon Merrifield 8 years ago
I am completing VFX composites for a feature film in AE (CS5). The final output is DPX LOG sequences to be used for a DI and film out. I am using Pete O'Connell's advice for converting the orig DPX LO
Re: will 8bc filter damage math in 32bpc comp
by Erik Lindahl 8 years ago
Cool, as I thought it worked. ------------------------ Erik Lindahl Freecloud Post Production Services www.freecloud.se
Resolve v8 GPU question...
by Jonathon Lee 8 years ago
Does anyone know more about the upcoming Open CL support for Resolve in v8 From what I understand Resolve will support ATI GPU's via open CL. 1) Will Resolve support a mix of Open CL & CUDA processors
Re: Resolve v8 GPU question...
by Erik Lindahl 8 years ago
I don't get why people connect OpenCL to the CPU. OpenCL and CUDA are similar to OpenGL and DirectX - two different languages to achieve similar results on the GPU. As I understand it OpenCL is still
will FCPx be supported ?
by Margus Voll 8 years ago
I wonder if and how new finalcut will be supported. Seems that really powerful editing and new timelines could be popular in short time. -- Margus http: iconstudios.eu
Re: will FCPx be supported ?
by Erik Lindahl 8 years ago
I think a lot of us are waiting of some soild info on FCPX's i o support (XML EDL OMF AAF and videocards). ------------------------ Erik Lindahl Freecloud Post Production Services www.freecloud.se
News: Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 8
by Cow News Droid 8 years ago
(NAB 2011 Booth SL220--April 11, 2011) Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 8, a major new update to the world's most advanced color correction tool. DaVinci Resolve 8 includes new extrem
Re: News: Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 8
by Erik Lindahl 8 years ago
OpenCL is huge. What performance can we expect on Macbook Pro's and MacPro's of the latest generation Is it viable as a "main suite" or is CUDA far greater in performance ------------------------ Erik
Multiple NVIDIa Quadro 4000's.
by Kris Anderson 9 years ago
Can anyone tell me the performance benefit of having more than one NVIDIA Quadro 4000 card in play in a MAC Resolve system Just trying to decide if it would be worth the extra $$$.
Re: Multiple NVIDIa Quadro 4000's.
by Erik Lindahl 9 years ago
Do you see a performance increase even if one of the two cards acts as your GUI-card i.e. I'm comparing: 1x Quadro for rendering + 1x Quadro for GUI and Renderings vs 1x Quadro for rendering + 1x ATI
h264 color shift: time to solve
by Blase Theodore 9 years ago
So h264 seems to shift colors and desaturate things in weird ways. At least through compressor or QT components. Haven't done a shoot out with my matrox h264 card yet. I assumed for a long time that q
Re: h264 color shift: time to solve
by Erik Lindahl 9 years ago
x264 is as far as I understand it an open source project based on the h264-standard. In theory you could create files there that aren't playable on h264 devices. However, the same goes for almost any
Goodbye Apple MacBookPro , hello Mobile Hackintosh
by Sascha Haber 9 years ago
http: www.macrumors.com 2011 02 24 macbook-pros-with-thunderbolt-ati-amd-graphics just rumors, I know, but still... A slice of color... DaVinci 7.1 OSX 10.6.6 Dual Xeon 2,4 RAM 24 GB RAID0 8TB eSata 6
Re: Goodbye Apple MacBookPro , hello Mobile Hackintosh
by Erik Lindahl 9 years ago
At the end of the day if all app using CUDA could migrate to OpenCL we'd all be in a better world. However, the state of OpenCL I THINK is lagging quite far behind CUDA in terms of performance. An ext
DaVinci on a 2008 MacPro
by Erik Lindahl 9 years ago
I was wondering how poor DaVinci would run on a 8-core 2008 MacPro I was thinking of going for the 4000 Quadro card now that they are finally out to just start trying the software out. Currently we ma
Re: DaVinci on a 2008 MacPro
by Erik Lindahl 9 years ago
Oh, cool. I just know ProRes can bug out a bit if used with irregular formats. ------------------------ Erik Lindahl Freecloud Post Production Services www.freecloud.se
Premiere GPU acceleration
by Kevin Dietrich 9 years ago
So I installed a new Quadro 4000 in my mac pro. I'm editing a short using 4k r3d's on a 1080 time line. I was expecting to be able to play back in real time on full quality. That's what Adobe and othe
Re: Premiere GPU acceleration
by Erik Lindahl 9 years ago
Terrific response! I don't have time to comment all if it but I think DaVinci uses the dual GPU approach for better bandwidth and use of system resources. I also think DaVinci was built with realtime
follow-up to Vegasvs FCP (wondering about QUALITY)
by Frank Black 9 years ago
Hi guys, I have been researching Vegas vs FCP for months now, and only recently I have begun looking for answers regarding output quality. It seems to be that for my needs, Vegas is what I need -- fas
Re: follow-up to Vegasvs FCP (wondering about QUALITY)
by Erik Lindahl 9 years ago
So what do you mean by "it all depends on what you do of course " Well as you've recognize as I work with adds it's similar to feature-film work but in a very small, compact form. Other types of work
Shooting "high-speed" 7D, end-delivery PAL
by Erik Lindahl 9 years ago
I was wondering if anyone has any "do and don't do's" regarding shooting high-speed with a 7D for delivery in PAL. We're juggling to shoot with 50 or 60p, are there any pros cons issues with either-or
Re: Shooting
by Erik Lindahl 9 years ago
Yeah, I know and I stand by the fact I need video output, I need the Kona codec and I'd rather have larger files than longer rendertimes even if ProRes 4444 is overkill :-) ------------------------ Er
What is the best Way to Backup/Store raw footage
by Michael Cerdeiros 9 years ago
Hi, I currently film a video for youtube almost every single night. Over the last 3 years I have kept my Raw and final footage. I have about 8 external drives totaling about 10TB. I would like to orga
Re: What is the best Way to Backup/Store raw footage
by Erik Lindahl 9 years ago
I can second this question. At the moment we're simply cloning our firewire-drives from set which gives us a back-up but it's quite messy, unreliable and fully un-automated. Something like a Cache-a w
Medea Raid Upgrade
by Erik Lindahl 9 years ago
I wasn't sure where to post this but I imagine a few people in the community might still have Medea FC drives. We have an 8-drive (2TB total) dual 2gb FC Medea raid. My question is.. How well do these
Re: Medea Raid Upgrade
by Erik Lindahl 9 years ago
Before I get drilled here I have asked our reseller the same question how didn't recommend it as support from AVID (since they bought Medea) is less than sub-par from his experience. Still for me it w
The ideal system to edit on Premiere CS5?
by mikkell khan 9 years ago
From what I've been seeing, AMD and ATI are being ostracized in the Adobe world and it would be a costly mistake to purchase a machine with these components if you were editing in Premiere. So for the
Re: The ideal system to edit on Premiere CS5?
by Erik Lindahl 9 years ago
Depending on what work you'll be doing 12GB RAM is on the low-end. For pure Premier editing it might work fine, for After Effects compositing it could very much be a bottle-neck. I use 8GB of RAM on m
Image Stabilizer
by Corbin Gross 9 years ago
I know this has been covered before but it seems to be a while since the last inquiry that I could find. What is available for an image stabilizer that will work inside Premiere Pro CS4+ on a Mac I've
Re: Image Stabilizer
by Erik Lindahl 9 years ago
I'd recommend you try a few different trail-versions if you can. These types of plugins can vary a lot in quality and can also have different stregths. Some faster, some slower, some more precise and
viewing RED 25fps with Kona 3
by Paul Belanger 10 years ago
How can I display footage shot with RED 2048x1152 at 25fps with the Kona3 in FCP I've been sticking the footage in a 1920x1080 29.97 sequence to get it to play with the Kona but everything is then a g
Re: viewing RED 25fps with Kona 3
by Erik Lindahl 10 years ago
I haven't tested native RED-file output through the Kona 3 with FCP 7 but I have experience with FCP 6. 1. I haven't NOT be able to get full 25 fps output to work with native RED files in a ProRes tim
Kona 3 /FCP7 / Snow Leopard Drivers released
by gary adcock 10 years ago
Since no one mentioned this yesterday. KONA 3 Driver Version 7, Control Panel, and Notes http: www.aja.com ajashare AJA_Kona3_7.0.zip (Release Date 9 1 2009, zip archive) This release includes support
Re: Kona 3 /FCP7 / Snow Leopard Drivers released
by Erik Lindahl 10 years ago
Does the fact that the drivers are 64-bit affect us in any way other than future compliance when running a native 64-bit OSX 10.6 with the 64-bit kernel active Or can the 32-bit kernel run 64-bit driv
Kona LS for older G5
by Erik Lindahl 12 years ago
I just had a simple question, first som history. We have an old Kona LS (PCI PCI-X) laying around and where looking into an old G5 to put it into. Question is - what modell of G5's DOESN'T the card wo
Re: Kona LS for older G5
by Erik Lindahl 12 years ago
Okey, to clarify
A few Kona 3 Questions
by Erik Lindahl 12 years ago
We are investigateing if we should go with a Kona 3 or a Kona LHe board on our next editing suite so I have a few questions to ask regarding this. 1. Does the Kona 3 offer a better "video desktop" exp
Re: A few Kona 3 Questions
by walter biscardi 12 years ago
gary adcock "I prefer fibre because I want a redundant backup, I cannot recommend any storage for HD that does not have the ability to be redundant in case of drive failure." That's why all of the ma
Kona 3 vs Kona LHe
by Erik Lindahl 12 years ago
We're looking into upgrading our main editing suite and I'm curious on what the main difference would be for us chosing a Kona 3 vs a Kona LHe. I'd say 80% of our work is SD but more and more HD-proje
Re: Kona 3 vs Kona LHe
by David Roth Weiss 12 years ago
For many who don't need all of the great video benefits of the Kona 3, the analog audio I O of the LHe is a strong selling point. David Roth Weiss Director Editor David Weiss Productions, Inc. Los Ang
FCP 5.1.3
by Ron Thompson 13 years ago
Anyone using it yet Any thoughts Doesn't seem like a big update, but I was hoping to resolve some sporatic P2 issues. RonRIOT Productions G5, Kona LH, Atto UL4D, FCP5, QT 7.
Re: FCP 5.1.3
by Erik Lindahl 13 years ago
Eventhough this is totaly off topic I'm looking for exactly the same thing Jeremy G is - a round-trip solution from FCP to AE. We do a lot of FX and compositing-shots for adds and such. My work-flow u
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