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Freelance camera operator and editor. Cover corporate and training programs, live shows and sport (incl. multi-camera shoots) and news.
Member Since:
October 13th 2003
94 Posts
Location:
Durban, South Africa
Request: Avid MC online courses and resources
by Warren Marshall 4 weeks ago
Hi Peeps, Can anyone please recommend a good online course for Avid MC8 fundamentals Also love to hear about any must-read books or must-listen-to podcasts on the art of editing. I'm jumping into Avid
Re: Request: Avid MC online courses and resources
by Graham Tees 3 weeks ago
Also on YouTube look for Avid videos by Kevin P McAuliffe. He has produced many very useful tutorials.
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Premiere Pro CC
by Doug Helsby 2 months ago
Encore CS6 had some useful additional content for making dvd menus et al. Does the current version of PP allow a dvd to be exported to Encore cs6 for burning; or do I need to create menus in PP . Does
Re: Premiere Pro CC
by Graham Tees 2 months ago
If the DVD route does not work for you, then you could create an .mp4 file and write that to a USB stick. Most television sets now have a USB connector, so you can still watch your program on a TV.
AME Not Recognizing Video in QT Ref
by Chip Hess 2 months ago
I am running Mac OSX 10.13.6 on an iMac, 32GB RAM. I recently went to AME 2019. I export a QT reference from Avid. Bringing it into AME, it does not see the video, only shows the audio. I have re-expo
Re: AME Not Recognizing Video in QT Ref
by Graham Tees 2 months ago
With effect from ver 2018, AME no longer supports QT ref files. Ver 2017 still offers support. See here: https: helpx.adobe.com x-productkb multi quicktime7-support-dropped.html
The real scoop on premiere pro export settings for you tube
by Kevin Dawson 3 months ago
I have a 32 minute 1080p video that I would like like to upload to you tube. I have been told to ignore you tube recommended target bit rate settings of 8 to 10 megabits per second. They say that was
Re: The real scoop on premiere pro export settings for you tube
by Graham Tees 3 months ago
Here's YouTube's recommended upload encoder settings; https: support.google.com youtube answer 1722171 hl=en
PAL format
by Olivier Prudhomme 4 months ago
I'd like some enlightenment: Here's what I think I understand Shooting NTSC 24ps would be shooting 25 PAL right Now, I understand that 29..97 is.... 25 PAL as well.... Does this mean that PAL material
Re: PAL format
by Graham Tees 4 months ago
John Heiser "European electricity is, I think, 50Hz instead of 60Hz" Yes, Europe is 50Hz.
.mfg file
by Ahmed Mabrouk 4 months ago
Hi everybody! i was wondering, what is an .mfg file and what plug ins use it for
Re: .mfg file
by Graham Tees 4 months ago
Simple Google search shows this: https: filext.com file-extension MFG
How do I get 15-20 Mbps bitrate in Media Encoder settings
by Hilary Tsai 4 months ago
I apologize if this is too obvious a question; I'm following a spec sheet that requires videos to be exported in h.264 and with15-20 Mbps bitrate. I have no problem with the first part, but all I'm se
Re: How do I get 15-20 Mbps bitrate in Media Encoder settings
by Graham Tees 4 months ago
Have you tried going in to the Preset Menu and selecting Create Encoding Preset. You can set a Custom Bitrate there.
Insert Afd in Media composer 6
by Osmel Torres 5 months ago
Hello, I need to know if the AFD can be added using the Media Composer 6, or if I need a more updated version, thanks
Re: Insert Afd in Media composer 6
by Graham Tees 5 months ago
https: www.avid.com static resources common documents Products WhatsNewMediaComposer6-5.pdf
What's an XMP file, and what can you do with it?
by Jim Williams 5 months ago
This looks like a data file, but is there a way to see what's in it Where could I go to learn about it
Re: What's an XMP file, and what can you do with it?
by Graham Tees 5 months ago
A simple Google search shows this https: fileinfo.com extension xmp
Avid to Adobe Media Encoder Workflow
by Greg Monson 6 months ago
I had a rude awakening today when I upgraded my Adobe CC suite and discovered that Adobe is no longer supporting any .mov files. I'm wondering what people are doing to get around this. I use QT Refere
Re: Avid to Adobe Media Encoder Workflow
by Graham Tees 6 months ago
The 2017 version of Media Encoder still supports the use of QT Reference files.
decent training out there?
by Andy Engelkemier 7 months ago
We have a Canon 6D for photos. I'm not sure about it's video capability, but that's what we have now, and people keep shooting garbage with their iphones then giving to me to edit. I'd like to do a li
Re: decent training out there?
by Graham Tees 7 months ago
This is a brilliant response. So much excellent advise and understanding of the situation.
does anyone know a facebook group that on topics like this here?
by Nitai Lev-Oren 7 months ago
does anyone know a facebook group that helps on topics like this
Re: does anyone know a facebook group that on topics like this here?
by Graham Tees 7 months ago
Just do a search on FaceBook for Adobe After Effects groups. There are a lot of them.
Audio Export Doesn't Pass QC
by Peter Garriott 9 months ago
Recently I delivered a series of videos to a client, and the audio didn't pass their QC software, but I haven't quite pinpointed why. I exported the videos as H.264s with the audio as AAC, 48000 Hz, 3
Re: Audio Export Doesn't Pass QC
by Graham Tees 9 months ago
Have you had a look at the file in MediaInfo
Youtube tutorial channels
by John Johnson 9 months ago
Do you know any youtube channels which focus on Premiere pro tutorials Any kind will do,but i would prefer the more advanced ones though, like those that teach creating certain effects or tricks. The
Re: Youtube tutorial channels
by Graham Tees 9 months ago
Just do a search on YouTube for Premier Pro.
Making new timeline messing up video tracks
by Xaver Cendar 11 months ago
Hi, please can someone help me to solve this issue My assistant prepared many timelines sorted by topic but they are still need to be copied to smaller parts. Because it's a B-roll footage its in V2.
Re: Making new timeline messing up video tracks
by Graham Tees 11 months ago
If you have a sequence with only one video track, doesn't Avid see that as V1 - irrespective of what it is named
can a mid-2011 imac i7 w/16GB ram run MC2018?
by Gustin Beerkie 1 year ago
hi all. i have a mid 2011 iMac with 16GB ram, a 2.8GHz i7, and graphics card is the AMD Radeon HD 6770. it's still running an old MacOS too, 10.7.5. i am running an old version of Media Composer, vers
Re: can a mid-2011 imac i7 w/16GB ram run MC2018?
by Graham Tees 1 year ago
See Here: Page 17 http: avid.force.com pkb servlet fileField retURL=%2Fpkb%2Farticles%2Fen_US%2FCompatibility%2Fen267087&entityId=ka15A000000bm91QAA&field=Attachment_1__Body__s
Sony Clips with MTS extensions
by Jose Alcaide 1 year ago
I use these clips with a MTS extension and I can hear the sound of that clips. Some body has a solution for that situation. Some body tell me to use a program that change the MTS to MP4. Adobe do not
Re: Sony Clips with MTS extensions
by Graham Tees 1 year ago
Have you tried Adobe Media Encoder
Alpha Chanel JPG
by Nathan Kendall 1 year ago
I have a design for t shirt. I am assuming it should be in CMYK for print. However when I designed it I had the document set to RGB with a cmyk proof. the save as panel says all the formats and below
Re: Alpha Chanel JPG
by Graham Tees 1 year ago
Jpg does not support alpha channels. If you want to save a transparency channel you need to save as a .psd or TIFF or .png.
Cannot Import Footage shot on Sony FS7 into Premiere Pro due to "missing codec"
by Claire Wilkins 1 year ago
Hey all, I've recently encountered a problem with some footage that was taken from a Sony FS7 camera. The footage was shot and offloaded back in April 2017 and shows on our system as .mov files, but w
Re: Cannot Import Footage shot on Sony FS7 into Premiere Pro due to "missing codec"
by Graham Tees 1 year ago
See here for something about .aivx files: http: www.usbgear.com USBG-AIVX.html
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by doug olberman 1 year ago
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by Graham Tees 1 year ago
This thread is rapidly becoming one of the most complex discussions I have ever seen on these forums. Fascinating.
Text copied from Word pasted into Photoshop loses its formatting.
by Adam Berch 2 years ago
I am working in Photoshop CS 6. I have to put Text over a picture. The text was sent to me in a word document. It is about 4 sentences long. How can I copy the text from Word and Paste it into Photosh
Re: Text copied from Word pasted into Photoshop loses its formatting.
by Graham Tees 2 years ago
If you have Word you should be able to save the file as a PDF yourself and bring that into PS.
Title problem(what font is this?)
by Bob Wilson 2 years ago
Hello! I'm having trouble trying to find the right font so I can emulate the end credits of the old Transformers tv show. I can't seem to find the name of the font used. Can anyone assist Also, how do
Re: Title problem(what font is this?)
by Graham Tees 2 years ago
Try here http: www.myfonts.com WhatTheFont
Avid Media Composer 8.4.5 image import problem
by Daniele Peri 2 years ago
Hi guys, When I try to import an image create with Photoshop CC 2017, the image but especially the fonts are blurry. What is the problem Thank you Regards
Re: Avid Media Composer 8.4.5 image import problem
by Graham Tees 2 years ago
1) When you created the graphic in Photoshop did you set the image frame size of the psd fileto be the same as the frame size in your video project - eg. 1920 x 1080 pixels for HD 2) Did you create th
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by Jordan Sand 2 years ago
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Re: djhjgh
by Graham Tees 2 years ago
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Create my own Custom Library/Folder for Styles
by steve wilson 2 years ago
The terminology always seems to be my biggest hang up when I'm trying to search for how to do something in photoshop. So please forgive me if I don't use the right terms. I bought some styles. I want
Re: Create my own Custom Library/Folder for Styles
by Graham Tees 2 years ago
Is this of any help https: helpx.adobe.com photoshop using cc-libraries-in-photoshop.html
Avid Rookie needs a hand and can't execute a simple cut and paste the way he does with Premiere and FCP
by Marc De Coster 2 years ago
Hello guys I'm an editor since 20 years now. I worked on D-Vision, then on Edit (from Discreet Logic), I even worked with Xpri (remember this The HD software from Sony, complete flop!!!) then on FCP a
Re: Avid Rookie needs a hand and can't execute a simple cut and paste the way he does with Premiere and FCP
by Graham Tees 2 years ago
There is an excellent and extensive set of Avid videos by Kevin P McAuliffe on YouTube. Very informative, and they cover all aspects of editing with Avid. Well worth a look.
Can't ama link Sony A7s films with Media Composer 8.3.1
by dan crouch 3 years ago
Hello all, I am having trouble ingesting some interview rushes into my MC softeware that I am running on a mac tower (Yosemite) It was shot on a Sony A7s as XAVCs mp4 files, they are in a folder on a
Re: Can't ama link Sony A7s films with Media Composer 8.3.1
by Graham Tees 3 years ago
Here's a link to one of the many discussions on the AVID Community forums about XAVC S http: community.avid.com forums p 137838 782305.aspx#782305
25p to 50i?
by Thomas Morter-Laing 3 years ago
Hi, We shot some footage in 25p at UHD. We're trying to output to 50i for the client, but nothing we can do will make the client's system report it as being 50i. I export it from Premiere with field s
Re: 25p to 50i?
by Graham Tees 3 years ago
25P and 50i are the same thing. The 50i means there are 50 interlaced fields . There are two fields per frame, so the frame rate is 25fps.
cannot import preset
by Dieter Depypere 3 years ago
Hi there, I'm trying to import a preset of a client via in AME 2014 (v. 7.0.0.374) but it doesn't appear in my presets. Please advise. Thank you. Dieter thirdeyed gcv - Dieter Depypere
Re: cannot import preset
by Graham Tees 3 years ago
Great. Very useful feature that.
Music Video with pictures? Ideas?
by Adrian Chircu 3 years ago
Hi, as the title says I m trying to achieve a music video with stills. Reason why is because I have a bridge photo camera that shoots in 720p. As for the pictures however it manages to take some reall
Re: Music Video with pictures? Ideas?
by Graham Tees 3 years ago
Do a google search with "YouTube Music Videos with still pictures"
Is there a workaround to get Oil Paint or similar on Photoshop CC (Pixel Bender plugin?)
by Greg Sage 3 years ago
I dug into this a couple years back when CC came out and couldn't find a way, but I've got Pixel Bender Accelerator for AE now (which is pretty much the best thing ever), and I see there is something
Re: Is there a workaround to get Oil Paint or similar on Photoshop CC (Pixel Bender plugin?)
by Graham Tees 3 years ago
I'm on CC 2015.1.2. No filter packs have been installed. Stock standard PS installation. I'm actually working with the filter now. Under Preferences Performance you have to have the "Use Graphics Proc
S_WarpRepeat plug in- where does it come from? Origin?
by Michael Paul 3 years ago
So I saw this project which uses "S_WarpRepeat". Where does it come from I've googled it and I couldn't find any result. So is it a Trapcode thing or where does this plug in come from Also is there a
Re: S_WarpRepeat plug in- where does it come from? Origin?
by Graham Tees 3 years ago
Found these on a Google search http: swarplug-demo.software.informer.com http: y-yamazaki.tv Sapphire_docs WarpRepeat.html
Dress Code Rant: would it KILL you to wear a coat and tie?
by Mark Suszko 4 years ago
Went to a friend's wedding this weekend. I am admittedly an old fart, but with the soul of a younger man trapped inside. Still, watching the pair that shot the wedding, I have to revert to type, and i
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Re: Dress Code Rant: would it KILL you to wear a coat and tie?
by Graham Tees 4 years ago
We show respect by being polite, friendly and helpful. We have never had a client take issue with our appearance, and are still in business after all these years, with most work coming from word of mo
Does anybody know the name of this font?
by Esther Casas 4 years ago
Hello everyone! I am working in Premiere and have to type text that looks like this one, does anybody know the name of this font or one very similar I have been looking through fonts but could not fin
Re: Does anybody know the name of this font?
by Graham Tees 4 years ago
A pleasure. It's helped me several times.
Removing troublesomne gradient background
by Keith Vickers 4 years ago
Hi all, I have just started a job which requires the removal of an off white background(gradient) from an image of a mannequin. I have thousands of these to do. I have experimented(tentatively) with t
Re: Removing troublesomne gradient background
by Graham Tees 4 years ago
Have you tried the Quick Selection tool
Need Filming Ideas for Southeast Asian Vacation
by Kell Hymer 5 years ago
Hi All! I need some advice and it looks like the Event Videographers forum would be a great place to start. Some preliminary info: Videography and post production work is a hobby for me; I am not a pr
Re: Need Filming Ideas for Southeast Asian Vacation
by Graham Tees 5 years ago
That was brilliant advice from Mark, and this section is really great: Quote; "Don't forget to put the gear aside sometimes, be present in the moment and just enjoy the trip from time to time, and don
I need a wireless mic system that works
by Dan LaCloche 5 years ago
What is the best wireless lav system I have an audio-technica 1800 series, but it's been letting me down (drop-outs, interference, range issues. Is there a higher quality, more reliable system out the
Re: I need a wireless mic system that works
by Graham Tees 5 years ago
Been using Sennheiser ew100G3 for years with excellent results.
Font in photoshop
by Miroslav Marinov 5 years ago
Hello everyone, I have one question about picture which I upload,Are anyone who can tell me the name of the font of the picture or to give me a link to download to the font. Thank you! Here is a pictu
Re: Font in photoshop
by Graham Tees 5 years ago
Go to What the Font http: www.myfonts.com WhatTheFont to do a search.
Encore support and upgrade no more
by Chuck Bolland 5 years ago
So I've read the announcement from Adobe, so what is behind the eventual elimination of Encore And, is there something coming soon to replace it Maybe a better question at this time: What would anyone
Re: Encore support and upgrade no more
by Graham Tees 5 years ago
Have a look at this program http: tmpgenc.pegasys-inc.com en product taw5.html
Is this a badly framed wedding shot
by Martin Gleeson 5 years ago
No idea where to post this, but as the shot I'm considering is from a wedding (event) video,I thought I'd try here. Apologies if this is not the most appropriate place. Would you consider this a badly
Re: Is this a badly framed wedding shot
by Graham Tees 5 years ago
I think that the left hand side of this shot is very empty and emphasises the empty pews. If shots of guests are required, in this particular shot I would have framed it so that the candle holder is o
Encore alternatives? Creative Cloud...
by Mike Little 5 years ago
Hi! I am now using the Creative Cloud and there are no versions of Encore (that I can find) past CS6. And, Dynamic Link doesn't seem to work between Encore CS6 and Premiere CC 2014. So... What do I do
Re: Encore alternatives? Creative Cloud...
by Graham Tees 5 years ago
Have a look at this: http: tmpgenc.pegasys-inc.com en index.html
need help now!!!
by daniel edwards 11 years ago
ok i have a panasonic dvcproHD and it reads p2 cards.....i need to get the video off of the p2 card but i dont have a p2 reader.....i ahve a firewire cable i just dont know what to do from there pleas
Re: need help now!!!
by Graham Tees 11 years ago
With P2 cards you have to import the files from the card into whatever edit suite you are using. The info can't be transferred via firewire, as it's recorded on the cards as a file.
No image in viewfinder
by Skyking 12 years ago
I have been getting a black screen in the viewfinder during filming. All other functions work fine, film, side display image, sound, color, etc. - but no image in view finder. The manual says somethin
Re: No image in viewfinder
by Graham Tees 12 years ago
When you close the LCD screen is it facing inwards i.e. you musn't be able to see the image.
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