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Joe Murray

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Wacom tablets and Premiere don't mix???
by Mike Damian 7 years ago
Hello all, I've been having an on going issue using my Wacom with premiere and wanted to see if anyone else is having the same issue or if anyone knows of a fix. The problem mainly happens when adjust
Re: Wacom tablets and Premiere don't mix???
by Joe Murray 4 years ago
Thanks for the tip, Greg. Joe Murray Edit at Joe's Charlotte, NC
Apple Motion and Aperture speed tests on different Macs - Barefeats
by Craig Seeman 7 years ago
http: barefeats.com mbp12ma.html Interesting how the 2.7GHz 2012 MBPr holds up against the 2010 MP 6 core with Radion 5870.
Re: Apple Motion and Aperture speed tests on different Macs - Barefeats
by Joe Murray 7 years ago
Interesting because it shows just how dated the Mac Pro really is Joe Murray Edit at Joe's Charlotte, NC
So if Avid goes under, then what?
by Andrew Kimery 7 years ago
Branching off from the thread about Avid selling off its consumer line of products and seemingly gloomy financial outlook (http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 335 38711), what happens if Avid can't
Re: So if Avid goes under, then what?
by Joe Murray 7 years ago
"a lot of research in usability to overhaul the GUI" is not the same thing as a complete interface or feature copy so there's NO learning curve at all. I'm speaking from the standpoint of a user who i
Autodesk Smoke is changing. Everything.
by Walter Soyka 8 years ago
"Autodesk Smoke is changing. Everything." That's Autodesk's NAB promotion link . Sounds like Smoke 2013 will be a significant release, but no word on whether it will be either awesome or jaw-dropping.
Re: Autodesk Smoke is changing. Everything.
by Joe Murray 8 years ago
Joe Murray "It's not something you can just noodle around in and figure out completely on your own without reading the manual" "What Manual It has a manual That's so 1999. Just kidding. With great po
Autodesk Smoke for Final Cut Pro Users Video Series
by Grant Kay 8 years ago
Hi All, I dont normally post here but I thought that you would like to be informed about a new video series I have been releasing about Autodesk Smoke for Final Cut Pro users. This refers to Final Cut
Re: Autodesk Smoke for Final Cut Pro Users Video Series
by Joe Murray 8 years ago
Tom Daigon "Its not even close to competitive pricing offers that are available from Avid or Adobe these days" That's because the offerings from Avid and Adobe are not true competitors to Smoke. Joe
Sony NEX and Hyperdeck Shuttle
by Bill Ravens 8 years ago
ARRRGGHHHHHH I just got a new Hyperdeck Shuttle for my Sony NEX FS100. The Shuttle doesn't recognize the FS100. It won't recognize the NEX-VG10 either. I know my unit works OK because it WILL recogniz
Re: Sony NEX and Hyperdeck Shuttle
by Joe Murray 8 years ago
Bill- Any update on this issue Anyone from Blackmagic care to comment further I'm about to cancel my order for the Shuttle until I hear it's working...it would be a really bad thing to buy a couple of
News from Apple at a meeting with "professionals" in London
by Craig Seeman 8 years ago
1. FCP XML in out is coming via 3rd party soon no FCP 6 7 support project support coming ever it seems 2. Ability to buy FCP7 licenses for enterprise deployments coming in the next few weeks 3. FCPX E
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Re: News from Apple at a meeting with "professionals" in London
by Joe Murray 8 years ago
"Legal" issues meaning it's less expensive to acquiesce and offer more licenses to facilities that have made huge investments in FCP workflow than to pay lawyers to defend against suits from these com
background rendering/ transcoding - kind of a joke?
by Neil Goodman 8 years ago
ive been fiddling around a bit, and tried doing a few cuts from scratch and by the time ive done my cut , i notice that the rendering hasnt done anything yet, and i have to sit and wait a pretty long
Re: background rendering/ transcoding - kind of a joke?
by Joe Murray 8 years ago
Sounds like you need a new computer. Wait a sec - Apple probably has some faster ones right around the corner! Joe Murray Edit at Joe's Charlotte, NC
apple's response to David Pogue
by Jim Sprague 8 years ago
http: pogue.blogs.nytimes.com 2011 06 23 professional-video-editors-weigh-in-on-final-cut-pro-x as a well known Apple shill, Pogue was able to ask some "tough questions". turns out everybody is wrong!
Re: apple's response to David Pogue
by Joe Murray 8 years ago
Chris Kenny "That you'd prefer to work with those projects as you left them in FCP 7" And yet, they're not going to continue to support FCP 7, or provide access to the updates to FCP 7 in case you ne
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Things I like about FCP X
by Joe Murray 8 years ago
I'm starting this thread for anyone who wants to contribute something positive and useful regarding the new app. I'm not sure yet whether I will move forward with FCP or transition to something else.
Re: Things I like about FCP X
by Joe Murray 8 years ago
I like that when I start skimming clips or transcoding media on my Macbook Pro (most recent 17" model), within about 15 seconds the fans kick into high gear to cool the processors and or graphics card
AF-100 At Balboa Park
by Erik Naso 9 years ago
I took every lens I own with me to Balboa Park in San Diego to see how the camera worked in low light. I couldn't be happier. Its really a great camera for the price and really fun to shoot with. http
Re: AF-100 At Balboa Park
by Joe Murray 9 years ago
I'd also like to know about the lenses you used, if you have time to post that. Are you happy with the sharpness you're getting out of the camera It's always hard for me to judge that from Vimeo playb
Twixtor: best workflow for 60p to 24p to 29.97
by Joe Murray 9 years ago
Client provided Canon 7D footage shot at 1280 x 720 60p, and wants it converted to 24p so it plays slower. Then I'll need to render it back out to 29.97 for use in some NTSC commercials. Can I do all
Re: Twixtor: best workflow for 60p to 24p to 29.97
by Pierre Jasmin 9 years ago
Would help to know for what host as handling of frame rate is different in different applications. If you want your final at 29.97 why do you need to go to 24 FPS first Pierre
need to extract subtitles for transfer to a new DVD
by Joe Murray 9 years ago
Client provided a DVD with subtitles, but with incorrect audio sync(like 4 seconds off...), and asked me to fix the sync and reapply the subtitles. Is there a way to extract the subtitles from the ori
Re: need to extract subtitles for transfer to a new DVD
by Steve Brame 9 years ago
There is a free program out there called 'SubRip'. Steve Brame creative illusions Productions
If we can edit on a iphone, can we run FCP on a maxed out new mini?
by Don Walker 9 years ago
Apple is touting the virtues of it's new Mac Mini, if it was connected to a AJA Io HD and ethernet storage, and a 24" monitor could it exist has an edit station to do straight editing on I would say y
Re: If we can edit on a iphone, can we run FCP on a maxed out new mini?
by Joe Murray 9 years ago
Thanks for the link. I think what threw me off was the statement in this thread that "They've crippled the Mac Pro and iMac lines from running ethernet based storage easily." I guess it should have sa
Mac Pro
by Themis Gyparis 10 years ago
Hello everyone Perhaps this has been raised before, but any reply from someone who has actual experience or knowledge of the matter is appreciated. I'm considering the purchase of a Mac Pro with the f
Re: Mac Pro
by Joe Murray 10 years ago
You have to build the system that works for your most taxing need (i.e. Red) not your least (i.e. AVC Intra). In both cases though, processor speed is necessary for rendering or transcoding these comp
Vertical Banding in FCP, But Not QT
by Andrew Saliga 10 years ago
This problem is occurring only with the footage for this particular edit, and not others, so I assume that it's related to the footage itself and not FCP. THE PROBLEM: Source footage was shot to XDCAM
Re: Vertical Banding in FCP, But Not QT
by Joe Murray 10 years ago
I incorrectly inferred that by saying ProRes HQ is overkill for 1080, you were suggesting that regular ProRes is good enough. Which is what I thought until I saw this noise and then upgraded to 10 bit
PSD Layers Don't Show in FCP 6 - Pulling my hair out!
by Leland Parker 10 years ago
I've seen many similar problems listed, but not specifically this. I have a MacBook running Leopard. CS3 Photoshop Layered PSD file with Max Compatibility I'm giving to an editor using a Mac 8 core an
Re: PSD Layers Don't Show in FCP 6 - Pulling my hair out!
by Joe Murray 10 years ago
I rarely use Photoshop files directly in FCP. There are too many opportunities for something to go wrong if the project is updated in the future and compatibility between PSD and FCP has changed as a
FCP Blu-ray authoring initial thoughts
by Dan Nocera 10 years ago
Got a chance to output onto to blu-ray this week. Thought I'd share them because there's not much technical info out there yet. I had two HD projects I needed to output for a HD screening with both pl
Re: FCP Blu-ray authoring initial thoughts
by Joe Murray 10 years ago
Is it possible to make a FCP Compressor-created Blu-Ray disk loop automatically Joe Murray Edit at Joe's Charlotte, NC
possible to lock a sequence in FCP?
by Joe Murray 10 years ago
I know I can lock individual tracks within a sequence, but is there a way to lock a sequence in the FCP Browser window Joe Murray Edit at Joe's Charlotte, NC
Re: possible to lock a sequence in FCP?
by Elijah Lynn 9 years ago
I was just trying to do this same thing. Your workaround is helpful and I went to button list and found the keyboard shortcuts in case anyone else may find them useful. shift + F4 = locks all video tr
FCP 7 Shortcomings
by David Cooke 10 years ago
I know this shouldn't be a forum for griping, but looks like we need to point out a few "shortfalls" at APPLE. Our shop hasn't bought FCP 7, BUT 2 HUGE mistakes by Apple, at least from our region of t
Re: FCP 7 Shortcomings
by Joe Murray 10 years ago
I wouldn't use Smoke for basic editorial, but for finishing and effects, when the client is over the shoulder or the deadline is really tight. Although if you count Fire, I have finished a 1 hour PBS
realtime issues with Red project
by Joe Murray 10 years ago
I don't want to do a full cross-post here but could sure use some help with this one. The entire story is at this post: http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 242 2838 and if any of you in this forum h
UPDATE: problem identified
by Joe Murray 10 years ago
I have not ruled out a problem with the Kona displaying these off-resolution proxies, but here's why I can't play the proxies realtime in FCP. Found this in the Red workflow white paper and confirmed
bad quality output from Intensity Pro
by Joe Murray 10 years ago
Just got our Intensity Pro plugged into a PC After Effects workstation. The AE prefs are set to display HD 720 video, we're going out via the component outputs to a Panasonic 42" plasma which is auto-
Skype vs. Kona3
by Tony Ingrassia 10 years ago
I have a Kona3 Card installed in a MacPro tower. When I open Skype, the Kona3 capture formats are recognized by Skype (we've used this to do video conferencing over Skype with our JVC GY-HD250). The p
Re: Skype vs. Kona3
by Joe Murray 10 years ago
Did you try uninstalling the Kona drivers Was that the problem or not Joe Murray Edit at Joe's Charlotte, NC
Capturing from VHS using Kona
by Jason Rodriguez 10 years ago
I have stuff on VHS on EP mode i believe, is it possible to capture from a vcr through a kona 3 through fcp..if so...what cables or what will i need thanks btw using mac osx version 10.5.6 2x3 ghz qua
Re: Capturing from VHS using Kona
by Joe Murray 10 years ago
Check out the Canopus ADVC110 - it's a firewire interface that will allow you to capture VHS into FCP, then you can switch back to the Kona for monitoring. They cost about $200, less than that if you'
KONA 3 vs. KONA LHi
by Pat McGowan 10 years ago
I am about to place an order for 3 cards. Anyone care to chime in with Pros and Cons of going with LHi cards instead of KONA 3s We are working in the compressed HD world for now (Panasonic DVCPROHD wi
Re: KONA 3 vs. KONA LHi
by Joe Murray 10 years ago
Jerry Hofmann "Maybe do one station with a 3, and buy Lhi's for the others Won't need all in 2k " Thought about when I ordered a K3 last week, but with shared storage I really like the flexibility of
You want HDMI, Here have this
by Nigel Thompson 10 years ago
http: www.aja.com products kona kona-lhi.php Good goin guys. 1 prayer answered, and the Ki Pro seems a must buy for our RED workflow, wow there goes my savings once again LOL HVX200, RED ONE, FCS and
Re: New AJA Ki Pro!
by Joe Murray 10 years ago
So are most of you converting Red footage to ProRes before editing We're doing our first major project with Red right now and are just using the half-res proxies to edit and will then conform in FCP a
compress in Bitvice/caption in Compressor?
by Joe Murray 11 years ago
Compressor is able to embed captions - using a .scc (scenarist) caption file, which I can create. However, I'd rather do the video compression with Bitvice, then simply add the captions in Compressor
OT: Spot delivery
by Matt Larson 11 years ago
I've been using an FTP service to deliver our commercials to TV stations for several years now and I've never been very happy with their service or video quality. Today may have been the final straw t
Re: OT: Spot delivery
by Joe Murray 11 years ago
The spot sync issue may be happening at the local station rather than the closed captioning stage. I had this problem recently with a spot - we sent it through DG, although I did the closed captioning
How are the Galaxy Drives?
by Dave Blaire 11 years ago
Bob, we're looking in to getting the Galaxy 16 bay storage system here. (http: www.rorke.com galaxydetails fc-sas-sata-16bay.cfm) The owners are concerned that they've never heard of that company befo
Re: How are the Galaxy Drives?
by Joe Murray 11 years ago
I can second a vote for Caldigit. I've had an HDPro for a couple of years now and it's been rock solid. I've also gotten very good tech support from Jon and Leslie at Caldigit, and they seem to do a g
Need Employee Non Compete
by Steve Wargo 11 years ago
I have an employee leaving the company Friday (today) and I need to have him sign a non compete before he heads out the door. I had one but it seems to be hiding at the moment. Maybe it's written on a
Re: Need Employee Non Compete
by Joe Murray 11 years ago
It's actually not unusual for non-competes to be initiated at the end of a working relationship. Usually the situation is one where the company is letting the employee go, but with a substantial sever
Feb 2009 legal or not legal
by Devin Crane 11 years ago
Come Feb 2009 will there even be such a thing as illegal white levels Or should I be more specific will it matter if my whites go above 100 while staying under 115ire Also I've talked to several of th
Re: Feb 2009 legal or not legal
by Joe Murray 11 years ago
What Bob's getting at is that what's legal is whatever you can get away with, and this is going to be different from one network to another. PBS and Discovery have tighter standards than others, but i
Best compression product
by Magda Fernandez 11 years ago
I create experimental short videos that are shot in HD and consist primarily of Shake composites and FCP filters. My target audience are the international art museum and gallery communities, not film
Re: Best compression product
by Joe Murray 11 years ago
One thing you may want to try is to create your shows in a progressive instead of interlaced format. Graphics and footage that are interlaced typically look much worse on computer monitors and plasma
Leopard sluggish..suggestions for streamlining?
by Joe Murray 11 years ago
Recently upgraded from 10.5.11 on a quad 3.0 GHz to Leopard on an octo-2.8 GHz, and Leopard is noticeably sluggish in comparison. Exact same apps are installed as before, drive was wiped clean before
Re: Leopard sluggish..suggestions for streamlining?
by Jeremy Garchow 11 years ago
Man, it's really funny you mention this as my OS has suddenly slowed down on the finder level as well. It's very strange. Activity monitor reports nothing but a 'kernel_task" when it temporarily freez
re: Archiving - blu-ray burner for Mac pro
by Attila Alpman 12 years ago
hi all, some time ago i saw a post that someone was going to get an internal burner for a macbook (pro ) - walter biscardi, i think. Has anybody got some info on whether it is worth buying one now ...
Re: re: Archiving - blu-ray burner for Mac pro
by Joe Murray 12 years ago
I'll second that one...LTO-3's price per gig and long term reliability is hard to beat. Not a great mobile solution though. I have the LTO-3A but I wouldn't try to travel with it. Joe Murray Edit at J
storage fee?
by Bob Cole 12 years ago
I've been keeping copies of completed projects and media on hard drive, which I should be charging for, because it takes quite a bit of time and money. The main benefit of offering this service for a
Re: storage fee?
by Joe Murray 12 years ago
We charge an archiving fee of $150 and back up each project to a Quantum LTO-3A tape drive. The cartridges are about $50 for a 400 gig cartridge and they're much more reliable long term than hard driv
Storing P2 clips from the field
by Del Holford 12 years ago
A friend is going to shoot a documentary at 1080i in Darfur, Sudan using an HVX200 loaned to his videographer. He doesn't own the camera so buying 32 GB P2 cards is not an option even if he could affo
Re: Storing P2 clips from the field
by Joe Murray 12 years ago
Hi Del- Hope things are going well on your side of town. I have the HVX200 and a Wiebetech RTX enclosure that allows me to buy bare hard drives and use them for backups of P2 media. They have a variet
Episode help for DG Fast Channel encoding
by DakotaCurt 13 years ago
I'm having trouble getting DG Fast Channel to accept my MPEG-PS encodes with Episode. I'm encoding from Final Cut Uncompressed files of 30 second TV commercials. Does anyone have Episode settings they
Re: Episode DG Fast Channel Patch success
by Joe Murray 12 years ago
Hi Craig, Do we get a prize if we keep this thread going more than a year I'd be glad to get your patch settings and give Episode another shot at encoding for DG. Only thing I'll miss about Cleaner is
Home is where I belong
by ben choo 12 years ago
Hi guys, please pardon my english as it's not my main spoken language. With the advent of affordable non-linear editing technology, I quited my full time editor job around 8 yrs ago to pursue my dream
Re: Home is where I belong
by Joe Murray 12 years ago
I've never tried to work from home, but originally I was set up as someone who would work within an ad agency or production company. Eventually I got enough gear that it wouldn't fit in my car anymore
How to price a car dealership commercial
by Joe Cinquina 12 years ago
What should the going rate be for a 30 sec spot on cable tv for a car dearlership Includes: A couple of pan shots of cars. Talent next to a couple of cars describing them. Lower third graphic. Animate
Re: How to price a car dealership commercial
by Joe Murray 12 years ago
Basically, encode to mpeg-2 using DG's specs, upload to their ftp site, then place an order to send the spot through their online order system. You have to go through a testing period with DG to make
HD broadcast design project
by ocube.tv 12 years ago
Hi everyone I want evaluate how to charge a HD broadcast design project; like an opening and packaging TV show . A 5000$ project in SD format, how to charge in a HD 1920x1080 format After effects and
Re: HD broadcast design project
by Joe Murray 12 years ago
The only reason I see this differently is that it does take longer to design in HD since you're pushing more pixels with each frame. Interactivity and cache renders take longer, so even if you don't b
thinking about switching to a Mac- need advice
by Susan Johnson 12 years ago
I am a PC user, but I am thinking about switching to a Mac. I have two issues that are holding me back and I need some advice. 1. I am planning on buying Adobe CS3 Production bundle, but the Mac versi
Re: thinking about switching to a Mac- need advice
by Joe Murray 12 years ago
Sounds like you should stick with PC. I'm on Mac and dealing with AVIs from Premiere on PC means lots of conversion time, or recapturing. It'll be the same way if you have to interface with clients wh
Tracker motion controls Vs. 3D tracking... any info?
by Aaron Bear 12 years ago
Hello all, In a number of my projects Ive become comfortably acquainted with the motion tracking tools in AE. Id like to take it to the next level, such as using some of the particle emitters in assoc
Re: Tracker motion controls Vs. 3D tracking... any info?
by Joe Murray 12 years ago
We just used Syntheyes on a project and it did an amazing job. Tracking marks left the frame and still it managed to figure out how to match position with the shot because of all its other reference p
upper or lower field first?
by Joe Murray 12 years ago
1080i shot on HPX500...anyone know the answer Joe Murray
Re: upper or lower field first?
by Joe Murray 12 years ago
OK, thanks for trying to cover all the bases. Here are all the specifics: 1080i60 shot with 24p (not native, not progressive, not 24pa, just 24p over 60i) imported via P2 import in FCP 5.1.4 did not r
AG-HVX200 HD Panasonic for $1699.00 - HOW?
by Greenstone 12 years ago
I'm preparing to buy an AG-HVX200 HD Panasonic Camcorder. On the Panasonic website it lists for $5,995.00, but on www.DealSnatch.com and other sites it's available for as low as $1699.00 I'm aware tha
Re: AG-HVX200 HD Panasonic for $1699.00 - HOW?
by Joe Murray 12 years ago
As an alternate to B&H, I like www.abelcine.com, also in NY, but staffed with people who know cameras, as well as a repair dept. Abel specializes in camera gear, rather than having a huge variety of p
Any Ideas on Archiveing Footage from P2 cards???
by Bobby Holbrook II 12 years ago
Hello Everyone, I'm trying to find the best solution for archiveing all of the footage off of the P2 cards after the job is done. Will I need to use ext. Hard Drives for each client, dump onto tape or
Re: Any Ideas on Archiveing Footage from P2 cards???
by Joe Murray 12 years ago
I have the AJ-HD1400 deck so I archive my P2 to DVCProHD tape. I also archive project files and consolidated media files to hard drive. Eventually I might consider an SDLT unit. Joe Murray www.editatj
DOES FCP 6 EDIT MXF NATIVELY?
by Jim Blokland 12 years ago
Hi COW-ers: Just wondering if FCP 6 still makes Quicktime copies of the MXF files upon import, or if it now edits MXF files natively Thanks in advance. Best, JIM.OSX.4.3 Dual 2.7 G5 3.5 GB RAM Radeon
Re: DOES FCP 6 EDIT MXF NATIVELY?
by Joe Murray 12 years ago
I've used Raylight in Premiere with MXF files, and I always have to render the files in Premiere before they'll play realtime. This may be a limitation of my system; I don't know for sure because I do
Will Intensity support 10 bit HD 1080i soon?
by Robert Leong - HUGE/Ciprico Support 13 years ago
Hi, Intensity supports 8 bit HD will it support 10 Bit ever Robert Leong - Tech Support Huge Ciprico.
Re: Will Intensity support 10 bit HD 1080i soon?
by Joe Murray 12 years ago
cue the chirping crickets sound effects... 1080 10 bit doesn't work here.
Does Intensity work???
by Joe Murray 13 years ago
We've just installed the Intensity card into a PCIe(4X) slot in a PC workstation (dual 5160 Xeons, 4G RAM). We intend to use it with After Effects, but it's performance is really unpredictable. Someti
Re: Does Intensity work???
by Kristian Lam 13 years ago
Hi Joe, Are you running the latest driver What was done to the system between periods it was working and not. Did you restart the system What framerate of 1080 HD are you working in regards Kristian L
ejected disks remain in Finder windows
by Joe Murray 13 years ago
Mac Pro 3GHz, OS 10.3.8 When I eject a firewire disk, DVD or networked drive, it disappears from the desktop but not from finder windows. If I try to click on one of these ejected items in a finder wi
Re: ejected disks remain in Finder windows
by 13 years ago
"Mac Pro 3GHz, OS 10.3.8" A Mac Pro cannot run 10.3.8 any Intel mac would have 10.4 on it, so I assume that you must mean 10.4.8. 10.4.9 is out now up date to that and see if the issue persists.
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