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DVD-R Playback: Standalone vs. Computer
by Chip Hess 1 week ago
I burned an autoplay DVD at home. My system is an iMac with an external M-Disc burner from LG. I took a QT ref file from Avid, imported into Sorenson Squeeze and burned it. Taking the disc into work,
Re: DVD-R Playback: Standalone vs. Computer
by Jeff Pulera 2 days ago
Is that an actual "DVD Video" disc or just a DVD with video clips on it as DATA Big difference. Proper authoring is required to make an actual DVD. Open the disc with a file explorer - does it have a
Denoiser III issue in Premier Pro CC
by Mahmoud Salimi 6 days ago
I have been working on a feature film color grading it in Premier Pro cc using its color lumetri feature. The footage is 4K and it is filmed with RED Scarlet camera. A good amount of the footage has t
Re: Denoiser III issue in Premier Pro CC
by Jeff Pulera 2 days ago
Sorry I have no experience with creating DCP files. I also use Neat Video Denoiser, nice results. Used to use Red Giant before. Jeff Jeff Pulera Safe Harbor Computers
intensity pro 4K no sound through hdmi
by martin frédéric 1 week ago
Hello, i've just buy an intensity pro 4k, and i can not get sound through hdmi in all my software. the sound in my monitor is working because previously i connected it directly to my gforce by hdmi an
Re: intensity pro 4K no sound through hdmi
by Jeff Pulera 3 days ago
Did you configure the hardware using the Black Magic setup utility Perhaps audio is set to analog input source, while video is HDMI Jeff Pulera Safe Harbor Computers
3:4 aspect ratio to 16:9?
by Jesse Kane 6 days ago
Hello all! So, about 24 years ago we shot a movie on video 8, I believe! We did that thing where we tapped off the monitor to make it look 16:9. Now, all these years later, I am editing this time caps
Re: 3:4 aspect ratio to 16:9?
by Jeff Pulera 4 days ago
The 640x360 sequence seems the ideal solution, does that not work for some reason Seems to fulfill your request nicely Thanks Jeff Jeff Pulera Safe Harbor Computers
What program(s) would be used to create this video?
by tom tt 4 weeks ago
What program(s) would be used to create this video https: www.youtube.com watch v=1fhM8wP0pGo Thanks
Re: What program(s) would be used to create this video?
by Jeff Pulera 5 days ago
Any number of commercially available 3D modeling animation packages would be used. Maxon Cinema 4D Autodesk Maya Lightwave Maxwell Render Rhino Blender (free) And so on. But it takes a lot of experien
Very pedestrian question about a simple camera
by Mat Heath 2 weeks ago
I'm not sure this is the right place to post. If I'm out of line, please let me know and I'll try to follow the correct protocols. I have a very simple need. I am a psychologist and I want a camera th
Re: Very pedestrian question about a simple camera
by Jeff Pulera 5 days ago
Hi Mat, While it is possible to shoot time-lapse video with say a GoPro camera, probably not the most user-friendly option. You may want to just look at one of those "DVR recorder with cameras system
Any TIPS for Slow-Motion @ 60fps??
by Jim Lino 1 week ago
Hi there! Using a Canon Rebel 70D @ 60fps and 1080p i7700 cpu & GTX 1070 gpu with 16gb ram So I'm shooting car-related video..... just like sexy car shots. However, when I slow my clips down in Premie
Re: Any TIPS for Slow-Motion @ 60fps??
by Jeff Pulera 6 days ago
If you shoot 60fps, and edit in a 60fps sequence, all frames are being "used" already. Therefore, any slowing down of the footage means some frames MUST be duplicated. So if you set clip speed to 50%,
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Converting MJPEG to HEVC took 75 hours, what gives?
by Monty Thomas 1 week ago
tl;dr Converting MJPEG to HEVC took 75 hours, what gives I am in the process of archiving some 4K footage that was shot on a Canon 5D Mark IV (Motion JPEG) to HEVC. The goal is to reduce these massive
Re: Converting MJPEG to HEVC took 75 hours, what gives?
by Jeff Pulera 6 days ago
Hi Monty, First and foremost, please tell us about your computer hardware, as the answer may lie there. Also, are any effects at all being applied to source, or is this a straight transcode of materia
Editing view aspect ratio is different than sequence settings/exported video
by Evan Stice 2 weeks ago
I ll try to explain this the best I can. I set up my sequence to be 1920 x 1080, which should be a 16 by 9 aspect ratio. As I was editing, I noticed that some of my 1920 x 1080 clips weren t fitting c
Re: Editing view aspect ratio is different than sequence settings/exported video
by Jeff Pulera 2 weeks ago
If you can please post a screen grab of the Export Settings panel, that can be quite helpful, as that will show both the Sequence (Source) and Export settings next to one another for checking comparis
Test Previewing in Quicktime before sending to Encore
by Ken Ramsauer 4 weeks ago
I have been experimenting with short clip exports (8min long) to see which looks better before sending them to Encore. I view with my Mac's default Quicktime Player and currently I am previewing .mp4
Re: Test Previewing in Quicktime before sending to Encore
by Jeff Pulera 3 weeks ago
Hi Ken, Not sure what you mean by previewing before Encore. Are you editing in Premiere If so, then the proper workflow is to export as MPEG-2 DVD format, using one of the available presets such as NT
Which 4K camera if you had to buy today?
by Steve Jacobs 1 month ago
In the market for a 4K camera with SDI out. I have a Canon 5D mk4 but I want a replacement camera for my Sony NX5U. I can spend about $3,000. Which one would you buy I'm looking at the JVC GY-HM250 bu
Re: Which 4K camera if you had to buy today?
by Jeff Pulera 1 month ago
Hi Steve, I tried a JVC HM-250 demo unit a couple years ago, not impressed. Very lightweight, plasticky-feeling body, and the image gets darker and darker the more you zoom, to the point where even ou
Codec and rate for display on domestic monitor in museum
by Mickey Power 2 months ago
We've been delivering most of our HD films in H.264 for the web at recommended Youtube Vimeo rates so all very uncomplicated there. But some films are destined for permanent display in museums and oth
Re: Codec and rate for display on domestic monitor in museum
by Jeff Pulera 2 months ago
Hi Bouke - my apologies! In re-reading my post, I can understand why you may have taken it personally. Poor choice of words. Was not my intention at all. By strangers I meant ME, or anybody not knowin
HyperDeck Studio Mini recording flickering image from laptop
by Edward Mantle 2 months ago
Hi all, I filmed an event recently where I tried to record the output of a client computer to a HyperDeck Studio Mini but got a flickering image. I was recording the presentation to save me some time
Re: HyperDeck Studio Mini recording flickering image from laptop
by Jeff Pulera 2 months ago
Hi Ed, Computers typically do NOT output with correct frame rates for VIDEO, for instance computer display output is 60.00fps rather than the proper 59.94 or 29.97 of video. Also, computers do not out
Looking for an in-house video editing solution
by Daniel126 2 months ago
Hey there, I participated in the wedding videography business circa 2000-2008. Used CS2, DVSTORM2 to capture and edit videos. Fast forward 10 years Currently own a health and wellness clinic. Own a So
Re: Looking for an in-house video editing solution
by Jeff Pulera 2 months ago
Hi Daniel, What Mark said - the "RT" cards went away years ago. I had DV Storm, Matrox RT.X100 and RT.X2, DPS Velocity, etc. at once time or another. Since computers were SO slow back then, "real-time
Hewlett Packard HP-Z840 Workstation
by Michael O'Connor 2 months ago
Hi all! I have a 10 year old Server computer with twin Intel Xeon 3.4 MHz Dual Core Processors. I have no problems editing MXF files from my Panasonic AJ-SPX800P Cameras, but it is really slow on GoPr
Re: Hewlett Packard HP-Z840 Workstation
by Jeff Pulera 2 months ago
Hi Mike, An i7 (6-core) with 32GB and GTX 1080 graphics is a decent starting configuration for editing HD and 4K. Using SSD system drive, SSD scratch Adobe cache drive, and RAID storage (internal or e
Weighing cost vs performance of dual purpose 65" tv / occasional video editing monitor duties
by Greg Sage 2 months ago
Video production is a tiny (but important) part of what I do. I have a 10 year old camera that can barely do 1080p (after firmware hack), and my workflow and space considerations dictate that I get a
Re: Weighing cost vs performance of dual purpose 65" tv / occasional video editing monitor duties
by Jeff Pulera 2 months ago
" I just purchased a 980ti video card for my old 2008 macpro, so I should be able to do 4k 60hz output" Why If you are editing 1080p footage, why stress the computer to get 4K output to the display Ou
Question about video that appears to be changed in Encore
by Jan Janowski 3 months ago
CS6 programs... I've created a set of SMPTE 219 bars that show full (0-255) levels.... White in 219 is 235, but I added a white box at 255.... and partially overlapped 219 bars white..... So at a glan
Re: Question about video that appears to be changed in Encore
by Jeff Pulera 2 months ago
Curious - what video format are you actually importing into Encore then, which it transcodes Thanks Jeff Jeff Pulera Safe Harbor Computers
4K feature editing storage options: New to RAID
by Rhys Sherring 3 months ago
So I'm in pre-production for my first feature film that will be shot using a Sony a7s II recording to Atomos Ninja Flame; 4K (2160p) DNxHD 220. I bought a high end PC rig couple weeks ago that will be
Re: 4K feature editing storage options: New to RAID
by Jeff Pulera 3 months ago
I don't believe USB-C can be added to a computer - you either have it, or you don't. But there is nothing wrong with using USB 3.0 if that's what you have, which will exceed the needs of most users. I
An Introduction post! New to this forum.
by Prashant Gandhi12 3 months ago
Greetings for the day! My self Prashant, you can call me PG Photography and Videography is my hobby! I hope i will learn new things here from you all. Thanks, Have a Great Day !
Re: An Introduction post! New to this forum.
by Jeff Pulera 3 months ago
Hello and welcome PG! This is a good community and we will be happy to help with any questions or issues you may have. Have a great day! Jeff Pulera Safe Harbor Computers
GIF size
by Davide Rivolta 4 months ago
H! I found on web this GIF It's 1400x1100 and only 86kb size! I'm trying to create a similar GIF (same number of colors and same size), but I can't obtain a file lighter than 500kb. Do you have any pa
Re: GIF size
by Jeff Pulera 4 months ago
This is not something I have done before, but I'm thinking that when you exported the anim from AE as H.264, it got compressed (of course) and that would introduce artifacting - noise and blockiness t
No 32 bpc option for Alpha Output
by amir baigmoradi 4 months ago
Hello Fellow Pros, I have a dilemma and have been scouring the archives for hours -- no luck and hoping someone can school me. I have 1920x1080 Pro Res 4444 clips (originally h.264 DSLR footage) that
Re: No 32 bpc option for Alpha Output
by Jeff Pulera 4 months ago
I run PC, so do not have ProRes output capability, but here's how I see it. If you export 8-bit video, there are 3 color channels, being red, green and blue. EACH of those 3 channels is 8-bit, which i
Stupid question: Why do I need an Ultrastudio?
by Robin King 4 months ago
I feel like an idiot for asking this and I'm usually pretty smart, but for some reason I just can't figure out what a BMD Ultrastudio actually does ! The blurb talks about being able to play out vario
Re: Stupid question: Why do I need an Ultrastudio?
by Jeff Pulera 4 months ago
Correct - "And as I understand from you, I can set up my system to go: Premiere (or Resolve) TB2 Ultrastudio 4K HDMI Dreamcolor OR Premiere (or Resolve) TB2 Ultrastudio 4K SDI BMD Smartview 4K"
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Question about Micro Converter: HDMI>SDI
by Mike Healey 5 months ago
Greetings! I want to take the HDMI output of my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) and send the signal to my Panasonic 17" 1080p SDI broadcast LCD monitor. I don't want to mirror the second scree
Re: Question about Micro Converter: HDMI>SDI
by Jeff Pulera 4 months ago
PS - no drivers are needed for the HDMI SDI converter, as it is a totally stand-alone hardware device that just gets connected inline with the video cables. Nothing to do with the computer and won't s
Streaming TV Shows 2018
by Mike Cohen 4 months ago
As many of us know streaming services now have a lot of original programming. Some is original content at least partially funded by Netflix, Amazon or Huluever, while some is from BBC or other non-US
Re: Streaming TV Shows 2018
by Jeff Pulera 4 months ago
ALTERED CARBON - didn't get past first episode, too "steam punk" for this old man! STRANGER THINGS 2 - enjoyed original, didn't make it through this one but will revisit and try some more I guess. OZA
Project takes 20 + hours to render
by Hannah Park 4 months ago
I'm having trouble with rendering videos on Adobe Media Encoder. I'm exporting a 1 hour video made from After Effects and the estimated time is calculated for 23 hours. The video is just a simple play
Re: Project takes 20 + hours to render
by Jeff Pulera 4 months ago
Sometimes the rendering of complex effects, while at the same time encoding to H.264, can multiply export times. Try exporting to an intermediate codec first, such as ProRes or DNxHD. This is much eas
Can i render a project in sections?
by Jasford Muldoon 5 months ago
So is it possible to render something but render it small bits at a time to make it easier on my pc bnecause it keeps crashing halfway through and Im using Adobe media encoder to render
Re: Can i render a project in sections?
by Jeff Pulera 5 months ago
Shorten up the "Save to" destination path of the export file Jeff Pulera Safe Harbor Computers
Anyway To Change the "Previous Chapter" Button Routing???
by Jesse Fernandez 5 months ago
Hey Everyone, I'd love some help with this is possible. Basically long story short I have a project that is a multi-title DVD. My client said he wants when he presses the "Previous Chapter" button (tw
Re: Anyway To Change the "Previous Chapter" Button Routing???
by Jeff Pulera 5 months ago
The behavior of various software DVD players is going to be dependent on how the programmer set that up and you will likely have no control over that aspect of things. Just create and test your DVD to
Video codec with 96kHz Audio
by Simeon in 't Veld 6 months ago
Hey! I am finishing up a music video I have been working on and the client (Audio producer) wants the output to be in 96kHz audio. I have lookup this up a bit and found youtube also recommends this: h
Re: Video codec with 96kHz Audio
by Jeff Pulera 6 months ago
PS - you will NOT be able to export to ProRes on the PC, as Apple has never offered the required export codec for PC. A few companies have tried to offer reverse-engineered ProRes encoders for PC, but
frame rate changed
by Joseph Freeman III 6 months ago
(cc2017 win10) I have been working on a 6 part project for five months and have been rendering as h264 for testing and approvals. For the final, I have been rendering as Mov Animation (uncompressed) s
Re: frame rate changed
by Jeff Pulera 6 months ago
Where are you seeing the 23.653 frame rate If you import the clip into Premiere and use New Sequence from Clip, what is the frame rate of the sequence showing then Thanks Jeff Pulera Safe Harbor Compu
Adobe Encore spontaneously switching from 16:9 to 4:3 during Build
by Jaeson Jrakman 6 months ago
I am using Adobe Encore CS6 on a PC. So I've burned 14 DVDs (14 different projects) in a row through Encore, and didn't have this problem. Then suddenly, with the 15th DVD this problem popped up. I im
Re: Adobe Encore spontaneously switching from 16:9 to 4:3 during Build
by Jeff Pulera 6 months ago
"I'm a bit fuzzy on the square vs. rectangular pixels matter I'm afraid." A Pixel is a Picture Element. Every digital photo or frame of video is made up of tiny pixels, the small dots that when combin
Encore CS6 and Windows 10 Fall Creators update
by David Brown 7 months ago
Is anyone else finding like me that Encore CS6 has become almost unusable since the recent Windows update It takes ages to import m4v files and seem to have to reimport them every time in order to pla
Re: Encore CS6 and Windows 10 Fall Creators update
by Jeff Pulera 6 months ago
Hi David, I do have Encore CS6 installed on my Windows 10 machine and have not had any issues. However, I guess I haven't made a DVD in a while nor have I made any Blu-ray discs, so maybe there is an
New season of Black Mirror on Netflix is awesome
by Mark Suszko 7 months ago
Episode: "USS Callister": Old Star Trek meets The Matrix. Loved it, may have to watch again. "Arkangel", directed by Jodie Foster, was a chilling take on "helicopter parenting".
Re: New season of Black Mirror on Netflix is awesome
by Jeff Pulera 6 months ago
Good stuff! Having nightmares about mechanical dogs though.... Jeff
Export Render Pixels Over Highlights
by Jean Parisot 7 months ago
Hi everyone, Beginner here. I'm using footage from iStock that I've purchased in AE, when I export to Media Encoder I am encountering a bizarre green pixelation issue around some of the brighter parts
Re: Export Render Pixels Over Highlights
by Jeff Pulera 7 months ago
I'd guess it has to do with the blown whites clipped highlights. Can you maybe bring the white levels down a bit Rather than going straight to .mp4, try exporting to a good intermediate codec like Cin
Long video in HD but low quality output, need a hand
by Bur Ci 7 months ago
Good day mine fine gentlemen and gals of the internet. So I recently edited a long length video ( approx. 1hr45) and the resolution was at HD. Now, I am not necessarily a newbie but I am also no pro.
Re: Long video in HD but low quality output, need a hand
by Jeff Pulera 7 months ago
You can have a small file, or a high-quality file...but not both, you decide. What was the size of the original video file You can't expect to compress it 10 to 20x smaller and have it still look good
Impossible to cancel Adobe CC account
by Dan McGuire 7 months ago
My god, it is completely impossible to cancel my account. The tutorials adobe has on the subject tell me to click a "cancel" button that does not exist on the page! There is no chat or phone number or
Re: Impossible to cancel Adobe CC account
by Jeff Pulera 7 months ago
"My god, it is completely impossible to cancel my account. " If you think that, then you've never tried to cancel Sirius XM radio.....
If a scene is too dark can it cause focus issues?
by Eric Taylor 8 months ago
I recently filmed a production for archives (Completely on a WS), using a cheap consumer camera my boss gave me. There were several parts in the production where there was barely any light on the subj
Re: If a scene is too dark can it cause focus issues?
by Jeff Pulera 7 months ago
Yes.
Hd sdi to displayport converter
by shinoj Krishnan 9 months ago
Hello everyone, Could anyone suggest a converter which does hd sdi to displayport Input 1080i 50 I checked with apantac anf it does only 4x3G sdi to 4K (UHD) Thanks guys..at the moment i achieve it by
Re: Hd sdi to displayport converter
by Jeff Pulera 9 months ago
I don't believe you will find such a device. Continue using SDI to HDMI to DP. The converter manufacturers are all tooled up for conversion to HDMI as HDMI is so common. They are not going to add an a
No Quicktime Pro-Res option in Photoshop'
by Ted Joyce 10 months ago
I just upgraded to Sierra & Adobe CC 2017 from Mountain Lion & Photoshop 6 which exported pro-res video fine. Now I'm on a 2013 Mac pro running Sierra: I'm running Photoshop CC2017 but it won't render
Re: No Quicktime Pro-Res option in Photoshop'
by Jeff Pulera 10 months ago
It's been years since I tried to export any video from PS, but does it offer Image Sequence export option perhaps That could then be imported into Premiere to work with or convert. Thanks Jeff Pulera
How much is too much for an explainer video
by Joe Clark 11 months ago
Hello, I'm trying to gauge opinion on small business video explainer and introduction videos as it's something we get asked about quite a lot but frankly we just can't do as the margins aren't there.
Re: How much is too much for an explainer video
by Jeff Pulera 10 months ago
Hi Joe, I used to freelance for a company that hired videographers nationwide to go out and shoot 1-minute promo videos for local businesses, as part of an advertising package for Yellow Pages. They'd
Can't Burn DVD at 4x
by Douglas Gerlach 10 months ago
I've been using an LG DVD writer to author my DVD masters at 4x using Nero Burning Rom installed on a Windows 7 computer. After about six years of use, the writer died and I replaced it with a brand n
Re: Can't Burn DVD at 4x
by Jeff Pulera 10 months ago
Hi Douglas, Ask yourself a question. If burning a disc at 8x, or 12x, or 16x meant that it would be unreliable....WHY would the manufacturer of the media and burners even offer the higher speeds Consu
Live projection: how to remove onscreen data?
by Grant Harding 11 months ago
I'm going to be doing some live puppetry visuals during a friend's concert. So I want to connect a camera to a projector so I can project live video onto a screen in real time. Seems simple, right Wel
Re: Live projection: how to remove onscreen data?
by Jeff Pulera 11 months ago
Atomos makes external recorders for DSLR cameras and I often refer to their Supported Cameras list for reference. Supported means the camera has a CLEAN HDMI output. They list the D3200 and D3300, but
Meetings in 4 Rooms must be recorded & live streamed with DSK on EACH with ONE operator
by John Ferguson 1 year ago
I am needing to develop a system that will record 4 rooms (one camera each), record & live stream, and downstream key each output. The trick is, I can only have one operator. I am thinking of getting
Re: Meetings in 4 Rooms must be recorded & live streamed with DSK on EACH with ONE operator
by Jeff Pulera 12 months ago
I will also add that PTZ camera manufacturers are now adding native NDI output to their cameras. Panasonic and PTZ Optics will both be offering NDI soon, and Newtek just introduced their own camera, t
DVD compatibility
by Alexander Kallas 1 year ago
Interesting problem. Made DVDs in FC Studio3 on my MacBook Pro. These play OK on TV and on my MacBook but not on a friend's iMac with OS 10.12.6. We have loaded that with QT7 Pro and the QT mpeg2 comp
Re: DVD compatibility
by Jeff Pulera 1 year ago
Hi Alexander, Why not just give your friend an .mp4 file DVDs are becoming pretty old-school, and most Macs stopped offering optical drive years ago. Thanks Jeff Pulera Safe Harbor Computers
Sony Vegas 13 Pro disgustingly long render times?
by Louis Butts 1 year ago
Howdy! I've recently gotten into editing for my YT channel and I was having the issue of long render speeds. This can go to roughly 6 hours estimated for just a 40 minute project, tops. I've enclosed
Re: Sony Vegas 13 Pro disgustingly long render times?
by Jeff Pulera 1 year ago
I'd recommend 16GB as the minimum RAM for HD editing work. That will help in many areas. What processor do you have I notice that the session frame rate is 29.894 rather than 29.97 which makes me wond
I don't understand why my 4K isn't as sharp as other Youtube Videos.
by Chris Wynn 1 year ago
I shoot 4K Video with the Sony A7S 2 & my footage doesn't seem to render as sharp at 4K. To be honest, I hardly notice a difference when changing the option from 1080p to 4K while on Youtube. I curren
Re: I don't understand why my 4K isn't as sharp as other Youtube Videos.
by Jeff Pulera 1 year ago
Hi Chris, As an aside, I notice you exported the .mp4 using the 24.00 frame rate. Is that what you are shooting, the FILM frame rate, or perhaps the more common 24p VIDEO frame rate of 23.976 If the l
Should I upgrade my PC or buy a new one?
by mark blake 1 year ago
Hi everybody! My Desktop-Computer is about 8 years old and I use it mainly for work (Darktable, Gimp, Inkscape, some video & music editing) and some gaming (e.G. Layers of fear, ...). I have some prob
Re: Should I upgrade my PC or buy a new one?
by Jeff Pulera 1 year ago
We're at a disadvantage since you did not share any specifications of the current PC, but in general - do not spend money to try and boost performance. The computer is very old and outdated and it wil
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