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Can't access Tolis Support - Need to restore tape contents to RAID
by Jim Curtis 4 weeks ago
I'm using the current build of ArGest Backup 4 and the Tape Import tool. My archive was missing some tapes. I used the Tape Import Tool to import a tape, but when I go into ArGest Backup to restore th
Re: Can't access Tolis Support - Need to restore tape contents to RAID
by Jim Curtis 3 weeks ago
So, I tried: tapectl bru -xvvvf ntape0 Volumes SAS RAID ANTHEM restore from LTO" and this familiar text happened: bru: W130 warning - read error on first block: errno = 5, Input output error bru: A121
Media RAID drive health and efficiency
by Nathan Sangster 4 weeks ago
Hi all, I work for an outdoor video magazine TV show that produces a weekly half hour program. We are currently using Pegusus 2 R4 RAID drives (formatted RAID5) and they are only 6TB of storage in the
Re: Media RAID drive health and efficiency
by Jim Curtis 3 weeks ago
You cut a weekly TV show and only have a 6TB RAID You can erase your drive, and copy back from your backups, but then you're at risk of your backups failing before you copy it back. There are defrag u
Disable Effects on media export
by Joseph Freeman III 4 weeks ago
Is there a way to export media without effects enabled Disabling the Global FX Mute button only works within the timeline. If this feature is non-existent, maybe a feature request may be considered. T
Re: Disable Effects on media export
by Jim Curtis 3 weeks ago
Yes, and it's really simple. Ever since Pr CC2019, I think, you can add an fx enable disable button to your Program tab by clicking on the + sign at the bottom right of the tab, and drag the fx icon t
Changing Screen Zoom or Font Size
by Sean Welski 4 weeks ago
Hey group, I have a wonderful editor I'd like to use but her eye sight isn't what it used to be. Is there any way to make the 1. font size larger 2. overall screen size larger, etc. 3. Any settings to
Re: Changing Screen Zoom or Font Size
by Jim Curtis 3 weeks ago
If you and your friend don't know about this, it will change your life: On System Preferences Accessibility Zoom, click the checkbox for "Use Scroll Gesture with Modifier Key to Zoom." The default set
Framerate Delivery
by Lindsay McCutcheon 1 month ago
I have a project that needs to be delivered at 23.98, and all my source footage is at 23.98. This project has a sequence with a 'sidescrolling' effect with the footage laid out end to end. Unfortunate
Re: Framerate Delivery
by Jim Curtis 4 weeks ago
You could also try either some Directional Blur, or any of the other blurs that let you blur the horizontal only. Jim Curtis jamesphilipcurtis.com MacPro7,1 24-core - 256 GB RAM - AMD Radeon Pro Vega
How to best achieve this look?
by Levan Khomeriki 1 month ago
Hey, beautiful people, so, what is the best workflow to achieve this stretching effect https: imgur.com RIXBQXI
Re: How to best achieve this look?
by Jim Curtis 4 weeks ago
I'd convert the text to masks, and then animate the Mask Paths. Jim Curtis jamesphilipcurtis.com MacPro7,1 24-core - 256 GB RAM - AMD Radeon Pro Vega II 32 GB - 10.15.5
Grading Workflow
by Eric Santiago 1 month ago
I've asked this before and no reply. Is there a workflow similar to ColorTrace in Resolve Copy and paste Lumetri plugins from sequence to sequence per clip is not fun :P
Re: Grading Workflow
by Jim Curtis 4 weeks ago
You can paste effects on to multiple clips at once. You can also do a Paste Attributes on multiple clips. I usually do that after selecting a LUT or performing a general "one light" on one clip from a
Are my preferences saved in a file that I can backup myself?
by brad hebert 1 month ago
Premiere 2019 on Windows 10. Is there a preferences file somewhere with my custom user sequences, custom export settings, etc. I'm planning to try the cloud sync thing, but I want to have a safety bac
Re: Are my preferences saved in a file that I can backup myself?
by Jim Curtis 4 weeks ago
They are on Mac, and probably on Windows, too. I create a fresh set of prefs, and then immediately zip them so that I can restore quickly when they get corrupted, which happens WAY too often. Here's t
premiere pro 14.3.1 keeps crashing with mac OS 10.13.6
by Zelda Greenstein 1 month ago
I'm working on a macbook pro (retina 15 inch mid 2014) with 16 GB of memory graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 750m 2048 MB I just upgraded both the premiere pro and the OS from the previous versions and the
Re: premiere pro 14.3.1 keeps crashing with mac OS 10.13.6
by Jim Curtis 4 weeks ago
If your crashing is unique to one project and not others (It happens.), then you probably have something corrupt in the project or a sequence. Start a new project, and then import the "bad" one into i
Toggle visibility video tracks
by Leevun Vanhove 1 month ago
Hi Everybody, Is there a way in premiere, to make a shortcut to toggle the visibility of a video track I can see you can toggle the target of the video track, but not it's visibility Thank you, Lieven
Re: Toggle visibility video tracks
by Jim Curtis 4 weeks ago
Yes. Use Clip Enable. I have a shortcut assigned so I can toggle visibility on and off as needed. Works on one clip or a group of clips that you lassoed or shift-clicked or whatever. Jim Curtis jamesp
Major Catalina Catastrophe
by Jim Curtis 5 months ago
Sorry for the long post, but I've tried to provide the relevant facts. My 2019 MacPro stays on more or less constantly, but I shut it down Sunday night when I heard thunder approaching. I routinely do
Re: Major Catalina Catastrophe
by Jim Curtis 3 months ago
It wasn't ChronoSync I was using at the time, it was ArGest Backup - my LTO archiving and restore app. However, I concur that it was probably at least complicit in this catastrophe. I've had nothing b
Trash Recovery
by Chip Hess 4 months ago
I had material on my iMac desktop I need to recover, after emptying the trash. Don't ask. Some was backed up, a lot not. I found EaseUS and installed the trial. Any other suggestions Thanks!
Re: Trash Recovery
by Jim Curtis 3 months ago
It's been a while since you posted. But, I bought DiskDrill after a major issue with files disappearing because of what appears to be a freak accident, and was able to recover quite a few of them. Jim
Catalina issues?
by Oliver Peters 7 months ago
Apple is now a ways into the release of Catalina with a few updates under the belt. For those who have gone to Catalina, what are your general experiences thus far I've seen a number of issues posted
Re: Catalina issues?
by Jim Curtis 5 months ago
I've been using ChronoSync for years for file copying. It has an option to do a Verify after copy that compares the copied file to the original. The other thing I like is that you can interrupt a copy
Working from home
by Oliver Peters 6 months ago
FCPco offers some pointers https: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2248-remote-working-learning-a-list-of-resources-to-help-with-corona-virus-social-distancing - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.c
Re: Working from home
by Jim Curtis 6 months ago
HighTail has a review function. Their 1 TB storage plan is reasonably priced, IMO. They have a 25GB per transfer limit, which is higher than all the file transfer services I looked at. That's helped m
More Mac Pro Stuff
by Eric Santiago 7 months ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=QoV_xsFCmCU
Re: More Mac Pro Stuff
by Jim Curtis 6 months ago
Morten, you're late with your good advice as far as I'm concerned. I received the new Mac in December and did a clean install of all my apps and plugs (and dealt with the security back and forth). I m
A warning about Catalina and the 2019 Mac Pro
by Herb Sevush 8 months ago
Yes, I did it. I bought a new Mac Pro. It arrived last Friday and I figured that by the end of this week I would be posting a glowing review along with a discussion about various upgrades and configur
Re: A warning about Catalina and the 2019 Mac Pro
by Jim Curtis 6 months ago
Eric Santiago "Hi Jim, the SuperDuper does a clean clone at all times Do you overwrite the existing clone or go into iterations " Eric, full disclaimer: I know just enough of the technical side of co
Resolve beefs up audio - where's FCPX?
by Oliver Peters 7 months ago
Too bad you can't deal with audio in FCPX like this: https: postperspective.com blackmagic-releases-resolve-16-2-beefs-up-audio-post-tools It would be nice to have a mixer panel based on roles - witho
Re: Resolve beefs up audio - where's FCPX?
by Jim Curtis 7 months ago
I'd forgotten about Audiovision. I had a client with one, who asked me (a freelance editor) to learn it after his audio guy moved. I browsed the manual, and said, "No thanks." I was just thinking yest
Tech Support?
by Tudor Applen 7 months ago
Hi. I need a little tech support regarding ProAnimator for After Effects 8.6.1. I've written four emails to support@zaxwerks.com and heard nothing back for days. You guys use to be Johnny on the Spot
Re: Tech Support?
by Jim Curtis 7 months ago
IINM, none of the plug-ins for Ae are qualified for any version beyond Ae CC2018. They stopped updating Warp to work with anything after CC 2014, I believe. I think they've given up supporting their p
re: recreating title animation/effects
by Esther Casas 7 months ago
Hi all! I have this video as reference to re-create the animated titles and effects on the text. I am a bit rusty on animating titles, so I like to know if there any templates for when the text "HERIT
Re: re: recreating title animation/effects
by Jim Curtis 7 months ago
You can do this in Pr. Create a Sequence that's at least twice the height of your text. Place the text so that the top is touching the horizontal center-line. Put that Sequence (now a Nest) in your ma
Slowing down Audio
by Harrison Gruber 7 months ago
Hi there, I am trying to slow down an interview subject's audio because she's talking crazy fast. When I go into clip speed duration and slow her to 80% and select maintain audio pitch the resulting a
Re: Slowing down Audio
by Jim Curtis 7 months ago
You can change the speed of audio and or video using the Clip Speed Duration feature. You can then apply the Pitch Shifter effect to the audio to offset the change in pitch. Jim Curtis jamesphilipcurt
Is Premiere Pro ripe for color correction in a professional workflow?
by David Cabestany 7 months ago
Probably I'm going to get flamed for asking this but I want to know what the community at large thinks of Premiere Pro vs. DaVinci or other color grading tools. Is anyone here using Premiere Pro for t
Re: Is Premiere Pro ripe for color correction in a professional workflow?
by Jim Curtis 7 months ago
Shane Ross "Power windows. The ability to track those power windows (power windows are areas on the image you can affect while leaving the area outside them alone...and it can automatically track) 16
Optimal Mac Pro setup for utilizing Premiere Pro
by Christopher Targia 7 months ago
I edit in Adobe Premiere, I usually edit Pro Res video, but also Sony XD or H.264. Looking to upgrade to the new Mac Pros, but unsure what I should prioritize as far as specs(Better CPU Better Video C
Re: Optimal Mac Pro setup for utilizing Premiere Pro
by Jim Curtis 7 months ago
I have a new MacPro, and I have iStatMenus installed. It's interesting to keep an eye on the CPU and GPU meters. I often notice that the GPU meter is maxed out, but the CPU rarely gets maxed, or even
I need a specialist in stock footage.
by Jim Curtis 2 years ago
I've just been asked to bid on posting a project that would require extensive use of stock footage of historical events during and after the 9-11 attacks in the USA. As you know, there are dozens of s
Re: I need a specialist in stock footage.
by Stephen Smith 2 years ago
I agree, I would start with Getty. Depending on what you need you can also use Google to point you in the right direction. For example, I typed "9 11 stock footage" and this was the first result: http
XDCam HD 422 - excruciatingly slow transfer speeds
by Jim Curtis 9 years ago
Sorry if this is the wrong forum, but I don't see one for XDCam HD, and this seems the closest to it. I was recently given 4 Sony rewritable optical disks with about 23G on each one. I was also loaned
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Re: XDCam HD 422 - excruciatingly slow transfer speeds
by Jim Curtis 9 years ago
Adam, one way to tell if the driver has loaded successfully is by the appearance of your drive icon on the Desktop. If the driver is working, you should see an XDCam icon that looks similar to the phy
AJA Kona Support in Premiere CS5.5
by Josh Pappas 9 years ago
I posted this in a forum on Adobe's website, where I was told that posting here might get better feedback. Thanks in advance for your help. I'm new to Premiere, and I've encountered some unexpectedly
Re: AJA Kona Support in Premiere CS5.5
by Jim Curtis 9 years ago
My experience with my LHi and Pr CS5.5 has been disappointing. There's a lot of lag delay, which makes editing with an AJA preset and watching the results on my attached monitor a very slow process. S
color shift - paused / play
by Jim Curtis 9 years ago
When FCP is paused, I get one gamma from my LHi, when I hit play, the gamma shifts: it's brighter when playing. This is a problem, b c I do my CC adjustments when FCP is paused. No other choice. I've
Re: color shift - paused / play
by AJA Sales Department 9 years ago
Without knowing more information, it is difficult to speculate. You should consider contacting AJA Technical Support via phone or email to review your configuration. -- AJA Video Systems +1 (530) 274-
RSMB - cannot get out of demo mode. Registration issue?
by Steve Dorsey 12 years ago
Hello I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post this, but... I need to use our license for RSMB on AE CS4 OS X. I am able to install it using our registration info, but it never gets out of de
RSMB - tutorials and documentation inadequate
by Jim Curtis 9 years ago
Quote: I wrote the company for help and they directed me to the manual ... the website is absolutely has the most horrible and confusing way of doing things. The manual is written with no regard to "n
out of sync LHi
by Jim Curtis 9 years ago
I'm having a hard time figuring this out. My A and V get out of sync, and stay 4-6 frames out of sync on this 25 min. short I'm cutting. Not sure what to blame. I have the latest AJA driver, super-fas
Re: out of sync LHi
by Chad Tingle 9 years ago
Jim Curtis "s there an offset setting in FCP to adjust for video delay There's a setting in System Preferences Playback Control Frame Offset. But, it doesn't appear to do anything. I can set it to 0
double system sync
by Jim Curtis 9 years ago
I'm cutting using double system sync. Video is from a 5D; audio is from a Zoom recorder. After syncing, is there a way to lock the double system tracks in sync with the video The Modify Mark In Sync c
Re: double system sync
by Jim Curtis 9 years ago
Merge Clips isn't working for some reason, but Link Clips is, and that's actually what I wanted to do. I must have had a brain lapse. I know about Link Clips, but I guess I was thinking that it only w
Change capture parameters after the fact?
by Jim Curtis 10 years ago
I had a post house capture some Betacam SP footage for me today. My client told me the audio I needed was on 1 & 2, but it turns out I need the audio from 3 & 4 as well. So, I need to have them re-don
Re: Change capture parameters after the fact?
by Jim Curtis 10 years ago
Thank you, Tony. Probably as you were taking your valuable time to write your post, I figured out another way to do it. Since I'm having a post house do the Capturing for me, I wanted to provide them
jerky playback
by Jim Curtis 10 years ago
This is a riddle I'm having a hard time figuring out. I have some XDCam EX footage. 1080i. Playback is jerky in FCP Viewer and Canvas (native settings), at 50% Zoom setting, whether I have Unlimited R
Re: jerky playback
by Jim Curtis 10 years ago
I figured it out. I imported the same media onto my MBP, from the FW800 drive. It plays smooth there. (I'm playing it from a RAID 0 on my desktop.) So, this led me to believe that my Kona card was cau
importing DVD
by Marianne Souliez 10 years ago
Hello, I have browsed the forum to find a solution to import a movie from a DVD and have tried both MPEG Streamclip and Cinematize but in both cases, the end result is dreadful, even while preserving
Re: importing DVD
by Jim Curtis 10 years ago
Marianne Souliez "even while preserving the 720x576" So, this is PAL If not, use 720 x 480 in MPEG Streamclip. To preserve quality, export as Animation 100% or ProRes HQ. Enable Lower Field first, an
Format SAS raid? DVRAID?
by jason levy 12 years ago
Hi, Setting up the new SAS 8 drive SAS raid. Using the ATTO SAS r380 host adaptor. Using a Kona 3 to ingest and master HD to and from DVCProHD, using ProRes codec. Mac Pro quad core, 8 gigs memory. I
Re: Any experience with ATTO DVRAID?
by Jim Curtis 10 years ago
Interesting. Did he or she happen to give you a reason Just curious. Thanks. Jim Curtis jamesphilipcurtis.com MacPro (Harpertown-Early 2008) 2x4 3GHz; 32G RAM all the same brand; Dual Boot: 10.6.3 & 1
Proper settings in MPEG Streamclip to convert D7 to ProRes?
by Jim Curtis 10 years ago
Thanks to the advice I read here, I've decided to use MPEG Streamclip to transcode my Canon 7D h264 to ProRes 422 for editing in FCP. The default Quality Setting in MPEG Streamclip seems to always be
Re: Proper settings in MPEG Streamclip to convert D7 to ProRes?
by Jim Curtis 10 years ago
I found time while rendering my real job today to transcode a few h264 clips to ProRes in Adobe Media Encoder, but I can't test whether the time-code gets copied, as I just discovered all the h264 cli
LHi & DreamColor
by Jim Curtis 11 years ago
I just installed both in my setup. Both of these have HDMI 1.3 for Deep Color display. The DreamColor monitor only works with it's color profiles when FCP is sending it a progressive RGB signal. I'm w
Re: LHi & DreamColor
by Jim Curtis 10 years ago
Hi Geoff, What you need is an AJA HDP2 Mini-Converter and a DVI-to-HDMI cable. Go out of your LHi via HD-SDI to the HDP2, and from there, DVI to the HDMI in your DreamColor. Remember that the DreamCol
When FCP crashes, AJA LHi driver implicated.
by Jim Curtis 10 years ago
Ever since upgrading to 10.6.3 (which is the first version of 10.6 for me), FCP seems to crash more than usual, and the crash log always has "Kona LHi driver" somewhere in there. I'm running 7.5.1 of
Re: When FCP crashes, AJA LHi driver implicated.
by Jim Curtis 10 years ago
Bob, I'd advise you against gambling. I did do a fresh install of 10.6. I had to, because my boot disk wasn't formatted Journaled. I am running 7.5.1 of the AJA CP, and I did uninstall the old drivers
MPEGStreamclip broken under Snow Leopard
by Jim Curtis 10 years ago
I hope this is the right forum for this: Ever since installing 10.6, when I try to transcode an MPEG2 (HDV) clip in MPEGStreamclip, I get an error: "The Apple QuickTime 6 MPEG-2 Playback Component is
7.5 bug?
by Jim Curtis 11 years ago
I recently installed 7.5 of the CP software, and started a project at 1920 x 1080 ProRes, 29.97, upper. I'm getting nice HD video from the HDMI out, but my analog out 525i29.97 image is garbled. I'm f
Re: 7.5 bug?
by Jim Curtis 11 years ago
Yes that helps a lot. I took your advice and searched the forum for the other HDP2 threads. I'll order one immediately. Thanks for taking the time to explain. Jim Curtis jamesphilipcurtis.com MacPro (
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