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Jim Curtis

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August 7th 2009
92 Posts
Anybody running Pr CC18 on a MacPro5,1 and NOT getting dropped frames?
by Jim Curtis 2 weeks ago
I can't play ANY HD footage or sequences in CC18 without my Dropped Frames Indicator turning yellow within a few seconds. I posted to the Adobe forum, and an Adobe employee blames my "outdated" MacPro
Re: Anybody running Pr CC18 on a MacPro5,1 and NOT getting dropped frames?
by Jim Curtis 1 week ago
Erik, you've given me a couple of ideas to try. One is reverting the OS to 10.11.x, which would be extremely painful, given that OSX Mail and other apps would likely rebel at a roll-back. Otherwise, I
audio not exporting with H.264
by Jim Curtis 2 years ago
I normally work around most of my Pr issues, and I have one for this, but fixing the problem has me stumped. All of a sudden,* the audio is missing on about 7 out of 10 H.264 exports. Rendering the Se
Re: audio not exporting with H.264
by Jim Curtis 10 months ago
If our issues are related, note that it was just one audio clip in my Sequence that was causing the entire audio track not to export. So, if that's meaningful, look in your Timeline for clips that may
I need a specialist in stock footage.
by Jim Curtis 11 months 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 11 months 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
BRU PE Tape Import Tool won't authenticate - "BRU PE Not Installed" - FALSE
by Jim Curtis 2 years ago
I'm having unbelievably bad luck with BRU PE lately. It magically stopped accepting my password on my El Capitan installation after working fine for months, so I did a totally clean install of Sierra
Re: BRU PE Tape Import Tool won't authenticate - "BRU PE Not Installed" - FALSE
by Jim Curtis 1 year ago
This is what fixed it for me when I was locked out on El Capitan, and then again after I upgraded to 10.13, and BRU PE stopped authenticating again. Do this at your own risk. Results not guaranteed. I
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database / catalog outside of BRU?
by Jim Curtis 2 years ago
Is there a way I can get into the contents of my BRU PE archive list and export the data to Excel I'd like to have a list of all my tapes and their contents that I can use the Excel Sort feature to gr
Re: database / catalog outside of BRU?
by Jim Curtis 1 year ago
Neil and Tim, a long overdue thank you for your replies. I downloaded the demo of NeoFinder. I navigated it to my Catalogs folder, and found the BRU-xxxxxx.gz files inside. If I double-click the .gz,
El Cap > Sierra for CC
by Jim Curtis 2 years ago
Yes, I'm behind the curve and I like it that way. I don't upgrade to any Mac OSX that isn't 10.x.5 minimum. Fool me twice. I'm writing to ask not only if it's safe, but more importantly, are there any
linear footage start points
by Jim Curtis 5 years ago
I'm getting a bunch of footage lately from shooters using Alexas in linear space. I'm wondering what other pro editors use as start points for color grading in Pr. I prefer to use accelerated effects,
Re: linear footage start points
by Ivan Myles 5 years ago
Here are my preferences and lessons learned: I start with Fast Color Corrector, Three-way Color Corrector (for saturation adjustments with the secondary color corrector) and Luma LRGB Curves when appr
XDCam HD 422 - excruciatingly slow transfer speeds
by Jim Curtis 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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-
BRU PE catalog building
by Jim Curtis 9 years ago
This seems like the most appropriate forum for this question. Is there a way in BRU PE to build a catalog from a tape that has no catalog The way it seems to work is that you build one when you first
Re: BRU PE catalog building
by Jim Curtis 8 years ago
Gonar, I'm sorry, but I can't help you with this. All my tapes are single archives. I lay out my folders for archiving so that they'll be around 700 GB. And if a project is more, I just make two archi
RSMB - cannot get out of demo mode. Registration issue?
by Steve Dorsey 11 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 8 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
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out of sync LHi
by Jim Curtis 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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
Linear Tape File System
by Jim Curtis 9 years ago
Does anybody use it Or the HP LTFS The Wiki article says they've been developed for OSX 10.5: http: en.wikipedia.org wiki Linear_Tape_File_System#Supported_operating_systems I wouldn't mind giving BRU
Re: Linear Tape File System
by Jim Curtis 9 years ago
Hi Michael, Yes, I've read superlative things here on the CC about Cache-A. But, that price is a talk-to-the-hand for my two-bit operation. Most of my peers are getting by with a stack of drives for b
Change capture parameters after the fact?
by Jim Curtis 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 11 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 10 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 10 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 10 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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