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Strange new render window
by Dan Powers 3 weeks ago
Whats up with this lately Happens after hitting playback and only is up for a few seconds.
Re: Strange new render window
by John Pale 3 weeks ago
I like the ones that show negative numbers. Makes me feel like a time traveler
How to achieve this type of wipe transition between footage?
by Anna Eleazar 2 months ago
Hello, here is a clip for reference of a "wipe"-like transition I'd like to learn how to do on premiere pro https: www.youtube.com watch v=XGIJjMxwxR4 Hope you guys can help. I'm really looking for ot
Re: How to achieve this type of wipe transition between footage?
by John Pale 2 months ago
Yes Shane, you can do what you describe in Premiere. It's actually better than Avid Animatte, imho...and way better than FCP 7.
DVCPRO SD digitization problem
by Sage Brucia 2 months ago
I m recently back on an Avid editing system and I have Avid Media Composer 8.8 on a Mac Pro running Mac OS 10.12. I m trying to digitize some SD DVCPRO 25 tapes from a Sony DSR-1500A deck into a SD Av
Re: DVCPRO SD digitization problem
by John Pale 2 months ago
Make sure the tape matches the frame rate of the project....and also make sure the tape is the same frame rate that the deck is set to. Some decks will convert the frame rate and play it back on the f
Sony FS7 4K Avid Workflow
by Liz Parham 2 months ago
I've used Premiere + FCPX 7 but have managed to avoid Avid for my entire career...until now We have lots of TBs of footage shot on a Sony FS7 4K XAVC-L that I thought I could ingest directly into FCPX
Re: Sony FS7 4K Avid Workflow
by John Pale 2 months ago
Unless I am missing something, it looks like these are actually free, so nothing to purchase, really...just download. I missed this whole transition, as I have been mostly in Adobe land the past year.
masked out graphics still visible
by Mike Tyler 3 months ago
So I've made a lower third in AE and brought it into Premiere.. it begins fully masked out, but it still shows.. or 'leaks through' What could be the issue
Re: masked out graphics still visible
by John Pale 2 months ago
Wish I could be of more help. Your graphic works just fine here. Can't reproduce the problem. All I can suggest is an un-install re-install of Premiere Pro.
proxy matching issues between 1080 and 2K after epic journey that I'm glad I didn't take
by Rachel Pearl 3 months ago
HI, I cut several rough cuts of a feature in the most recent version of Premier using 1080 ProRes Proxy media. the DIT also make a set of DNx 2K files that matched the ProRes Files for the online. Aft
Re: proxy matching issues between 1080 and 2K after epic journey that I'm glad I didn't take
by John Pale 3 months ago
Its also sometimes due to the original being flagged as dual mono and the proxy being created with a stereo preset. This is a HUGE design flaw in proxy creation. The presets should have "pass through"
Audio synch issue - 24 bit/16 bit and 23.97 fps and 24 fps ?
by Shawn Kornhauser 3 months ago
Hi I'm a fairly new Premiere Pro user (converting over from FCP) and I'm having some trouble syncing audio. It was a two camera shoot. Everything has 48 khz audio Cam 1: 16 bit audio and 23.967 fps Ca
Re: Audio synch issue - 24 bit/16 bit and 23.97 fps and 24 fps ?
by John Pale 3 months ago
No, they are not the same. You can try to right click modify interpret footage on the 24 fps camera. Change the frame rate to 23.976. This will play the all the frames at the new rate with no interpol
Import Creates cfa and pek Files
by Chris Barnes 3 months ago
Since I upgraded to 2017 Premiere Pro creates .cfa and .pek files every time I import a file. It stores them next to the original file and my folders are cluttered with these files. The older version
Re: Import Creates cfa and pek Files
by John Pale 3 months ago
If the default location is write protected or somehow otherwise unavailable, it will place them there.
Losing render previews in premiere pro cc 2017
by Andrew Hulings 8 months ago
Sorry in advance if I am not using the proper terminology but I have a sequence that the render bars were green after I rendered the sequence out to preview the timeline. Later the entire sequence cha
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Re: Losing render previews in premiere pro cc 2017
by Chris Wright 2 months ago
i saw a similar thread on adobe.com. the adobe staff say its a bug Losing rendered multicam audio waveforms on restart https: forums.adobe.com thread 2274844
Apple WWDC
by Oliver Peters 4 months ago
Some take-aways: Best cumulative Apple product announcements in a loooong time. New higher-nits screens in the iMacs and iPads will give users better screens than most of the pro video screens we all
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David Lawrence liked this 4 months ago
Re: Apple WWDC
by John Pale 4 months ago
How the hell are they going to cool this thing with those Xeon processors, all that RAM and a GPU like that
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Why is the Premiere Pro titling tool so horrible?
by andy patterson 4 months ago
I think everyone agrees that the titling tool of Premiere Pro is horrible but what about the titling tool of Photoshop Would that type of titling system make Premiere Pro much better Does anyone think
Re: Why is the Premiere Pro titling tool so horrible?
by John Pale 4 months ago
I guess my point is, that pretty much everyone who has PPRo also has AE...so I can't see Adobe putting in all the 3D and advanced features you see in FCPX....they view Creative Cloud as a suite of int
Problems exporting AAF file
by Adam Harper 5 months ago
Hi all, I'm trying to export an AAF for a sound designer who is using Logic Pro 9. I trying to use the Consolidate Media method however every single time I do it, I get "Operation not supported, filen
Re: Problems exporting AAF file
by John Pale 4 months ago
Try a non ExFat drive. I've had issues with consolidating to ExFat drives. Exporting AAF is a similar operation. If you must use ExFat, export to your desktop and copy it to the drive as a workaround.
Well, THIS should kickstart a few discussions soon...
by Bill Davis 4 months ago
Off the Tracks A Documentary about the FCP X Launch coming soon. https: www.youtube.com watch v=H7Wzxiefbig&feature=youtu.be ; ) Creator of XinTwo - http: www.xintwo.com The shortest path to FCP X mas
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David Mathis liked this 4 months ago
Re: Well, THIS should kickstart a few discussions soon...
by John Pale 4 months ago
I think an opportunity was missed by not having alcohol soaked rantings from Aindreas in this trailer.
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Exporting has a sound problem!!
by Ross Spears 5 months ago
Exports sound scratchy. I am using MC 4.0.5 and finishing up a long project. I am exporting the films with Quicktime 3 on my AVID. I always do a mix down of audio files and they sound great. Simply mi
Re: Exporting has a sound problem!!
by John Pale 5 months ago
Make sure you aren't set to export 8 bit audio. You should be 16 or 14 (or higher...but those are the most common).
move a text of the title to with picture to picture
by Israel Diaz 6 months ago
Hello. if you dont mind help me, I could not move a text of title tool with picture to picture in v2, also move the next v1. I dont know how a Nest the v1, and only affects to v1. Thank you
Re: move a text of the title to with picture to picture
by John Pale 6 months ago
You dont need the PIP tool. Just promote the title(s) to 3D, and all the controls to move it around and resize appear (and more). Click the 3D box in the lower right corner of the Effect Pallete.
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Media Composer potential bug? White screen instead of black on empty space.
by Hanqin Lin 6 months ago
I have noticed a odd behavior on my media composer recently. It happens when I export the sequence as a Quicktime reference file and try to import it in order applications for rendering. All the blank
Re: Media Composer potential bug? White screen instead of black on empty space.
by John Pale 6 months ago
Have you tried moving all video up one track so that V1 is empty, and putting the submaster effect on V1 Doesn't really fix the bug, but its faster than finding all the gaps and adding an effect to th
Merging 2 Avid Projects
by Gaby Granda 6 months ago
Hi! So I linked, transcoded, and synced some media in an Avid project. The plan is to combine this with another separate project on another drive (for the sake of this, Drive A), which I'm planning on
Re: Merging 2 Avid Projects
by John Pale 6 months ago
Should be no problem. Its pretty common to do this. Avid looks for Media Databases on whatever drives are connected on startup. It doesn't care if you move the media to a different drive. You probably
Avid MC to Final Cut Pro 7 - Automatic Duck
by Hernan Quintero 6 months ago
Hello everyone, I need to move some sequences from MC to FCP7 but Automatic Duck seems to be Discontinued, I have been searching for hours in the web but still not luck finding the plugin. I wonder if
Re: Avid MC to Final Cut Pro 7 - Automatic Duck
by John Pale 6 months ago
Resolve can exchange with both FCP and Avid, so it's a good go between in many instances. And it's free to try. AD has been discontinued for years, so I would not count on it working well on complex s
The movie contains video track with more than one video image description.
by Roman Romanus 7 months ago
Why Avid Media Composer still not AMA linking files with "more than one video image description". Finalcut Premiere Davinci - no problem. AVID MC 8.4.4 on MAC PRO 32gb AMA link Quicktime Apple Pro Res
Re: The movie contains video track with more than one video image description.
by John Pale 7 months ago
May be some bad metadata in the file thats confusing the AMA plugin. Can you render out a new file from DaVinci, since apparently you have access to that program Also, check the audio tracks in QT Pro
Blade
by Shane Ross 7 months ago
If Apple is looking only to the future, and wanting to dump the old, ancient ways of the past...including the terminology used, like "bin," why is the "blade" tool still called BLADE And why does it l
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Chris Harlan liked this 7 months ago
Re: Blade
by John Pale 7 months ago
As inconsistent as the metaphors are, it must be even crazier translating the terms to other languages, which may not have adopted the same film or videotape terminology as in English in all cases. An
Prem vs FCPX - Panels
by Oliver Peters 7 months ago
Since this is a debate forum and it's a Friday, what are your thoughts about Adobe's Premiere Pro panels architecture This seems to be a key enabler for many third party developers building add-ins to
Re: Prem vs FCPX - Panels
by John Pale 7 months ago
Latin is a dead language. Move on, dude.
Upgrading GPU in 2009 MacPro 4,1
by Caio Simbula 9 months ago
Hi All, I've tried searching the forums but didn't find an answer to my question: Will an EVGA Nvidia GTX 980 Ti work in my 2009 MacPro 4,1 I've heard that by downloading the latest Nvidia drivers for
Re: Upgrading GPU in 2009 MacPro 4,1
by John Pale 9 months ago
There is some good info about this stuff on http: www.macvidcards.com He sells cards with hacked EFI that behave like genuine Mac compatible cards, but its not absolutely necessary to use a card with
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New Mac Pro "three years ahead of it's time"
by Steve Connor 11 months ago
At least that's how long it took a certain company to catch up https: www.cnet.com products samsung-artpc-pulse preview
Re: New Mac Pro "three years ahead of it's time"
by John Pale 11 months ago
Darren Roark "The D700s do not have ECC from what I understand, and the Adobe situation may have been from them running a hacked version of CUDA to run on AMD chips. I've melted enough things by taki
wwdc
by Tom Sefton 1 year ago
Ummmm..... It's the first time I've really taken note, but can someone with more experience say whether all major announcements come in the first keynote address, because some updates to messaging, ph
Re: wwdc
by John Pale 1 year ago
It's an easy firmware install to make a 4,1 into a 5,1. Takes 2 minutes. Yes, it's a hack, but the computers are basically identical, so the 5,1 firmware works fine. My Mac Pro is a 2009 (4,1) that wa
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OT - Apple Mail down this morning
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
If you use Apple Mail, it's been down for several hours this morning. Still not up as of 11:40AM ET. - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
Re: OT - Apple Mail down this morning
by John Pale 1 year ago
Mine was working fine all morning. No interruption.
How do I best convert clips in Compressor?
by Noam Osband 2 years ago
1 - I have footage in Compressor. I'm convert 30 fps to 24 fps. I custom set frame speed to 23.976 in Pro Res. Any other advice on settings 2 - I'm using Compressor to do this. Would Cinema Tools be b
Re: How do I best convert clips in Compressor?
by John Pale 2 years ago
FYI....Converting 24 to 23.98 is an entirely different operation, best done in Cinema Tools (but can be done in Compressor). For this you want to do a conform (which is instantaneous and has zero qual
Wouldn't it be time to change the name of the forum ?
by Emmanuel Tenenbaum 2 years ago
It's not 2011 anymore, FCPX has changed.
Re: Wouldn't it be time to change the name of the forum ?
by John Pale 2 years ago
Should probably leave the name the same. Not much has changed here...it's kind of like stepping into a timeless NLE debate vortex. I only check in every now and again and every time I do, it seems peo
editing converted ProRes 422 footage on FCP7
by David Stembridge 2 years ago
I have been using FCPx, and typically convert footage from my DSLR and any other footage to proves 422. My partner still uses fcp7 and I converted all of a recent wedding to proves 422. I can't get a
Re: editing converted ProRes 422 footage on FCP7
by John Pale 2 years ago
Make sure the audio is uncompressed. Get Info in QuickTime Player should tell you that (or look on the FCP bin).
What Sony FS700 picture profile did I use to shoot a video?
by Arturo Glass 2 years ago
If I have the original folder of data from my memory card, is there a way for me to tell which picture profile I used to shoot on a particular day I can't remember which I used but want to replicate i
Re: What Sony FS700 picture profile did I use to shoot a video?
by John Pale 2 years ago
If you have access to Avid Media Composer (or even the trial) when you link to the camera footage (via AMA) you can see a wealth of information about the camera settings and the camera itself in the b
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Prores equivalent?
by Petr Michal 2 years ago
Hi, very simple question. I have a project (documentary) shot on various medias in various formats etc. (HDV, ACVHD...) and the exported file in the end must be Prores (not my idea, just fact I have t
Re: Prores equivalent?
by John Pale 2 years ago
Premiere Pro CC also offers GoPro Cineform on both PC and Mac. This codec is also very similar to ProRes and Avid DNX. It has both YUV and RGB settings. Don't be fooled by the GoPro name. This codec i
Conforming 59.94 Canon C100 Mark II in Cinema Tools
by Steve Dagg 2 years ago
hi there - i've never had any problem conforming 60 FPS footage from a DSLR in Cinema Tools, but now i'm trying to conform C100 Mark II footage (prores 422 HQ) but it won't let me. The options are all
Re: Conforming 59.94 Canon C100 Mark II in Cinema Tools
by John Pale 2 years ago
As a test, run it through compressor, as ProRes HQ. I have a feeling that third party software is using a hacked reverse engineered ProRes Codec and Cinema Tools is balking.
EXFAT formatting of drives for clients - how do I make them truly mac/PC compatible?
by Mark Suszko 2 years ago
I have hd good and bad luck on this, the results have been inconsistent. Client presents me with a brand new sealed 3 Tb MyBook USB drive for me to load up with various finished edits and file outputs
Re: EXFAT formatting of drives for clients - how do I make them truly mac/PC compatible?
by John Pale 2 years ago
Paragon NTFS for Mac is 20 bucks. If the client is important to you, just get it. The freeware stuff is crap.
Exporting AAF from FCP7
by Milo Hewitt 2 years ago
Hey, I need to export an AAF audio file from FCP7, is this possible I've tried to find the Automatic Duck software but its all gone, can anyone help me
Re: Exporting AAF from FCP7
by John Pale 2 years ago
I haven't done it in years, but you can send your audio to Soundtrack Pro directly from FCP and export an AAF from there.
FCPX stuck in a render loop?
by Matt Whittemore 3 years ago
Hi, FCPX is constantly rendering, going from 0% to 100% over and over. See video: https: vimeo.com 115056209 It only does it when in a certain project. Has anyone had this issue Two different Apple su
Re: FCPX stuck in a render loop?
by John Pale 3 years ago
Happened to me too. I cut and pasted everything to a new timeline. That solved it.
Moving FCP projects
by Louis Basslines 3 years ago
I have moved an entire FCP project onto a portable drive. When I open this project on another computer at first it comes up fine. After a bit of use in the session the render files all drop off and tu
Re: Moving FCP projects
by John Pale 3 years ago
If you have been using it for awhile and then it suddenly goes offline, it's likely the drive is spinning down. Go to your Energy Saver Control panel in System Preferences and set the drives to never
Pro Res 422HQ convert to Avid DNxHD145
by Lisa Olshanski 3 years ago
Hi All- I have a Pro Res422HQ master TV spot that I need to convert to 1080p DNxHD145 for a TV Network. I can do the conversion in Quicktime or bring the ProRes cut into Avid and export but in both in
Re: Pro Res 422HQ convert to Avid DNxHD145
by John Pale 3 years ago
Switch the setting to RGB instead of 709 in the options.
FCPX Reference Waveform audio levels, but no audio.
by john sklba 3 years ago
Sorry if this is in the incorrect spot. If it is, someone please point me to the right place. Hello. Running FCPX 10.0.8. Can not update as it is not my machine to update. After importing media (Sony
Re: FCPX Reference Waveform audio levels, but no audio.
by John Pale 3 years ago
Phase cancellation caused by improperly wired mikes Can you play one channel at a time
Lightroom users now get "perpetual access" after subscription lapse.
by Bill Davis 3 years ago
Cut and paste from an Adobe website link on Reddits Photography forum today. What happens to Lightroom after my membership ends Since the launch of the Creative Cloud, Adobe has engaged in an ongoing
Re: Lightroom users now get "perpetual access" after subscription lapse
by John Pale 3 years ago
Lightroom has kind of a weird status in the Adobe world, as it can still be purchased (not rented).
Resolve 11 First Thoughts
by David Mathis 3 years ago
The day (one of them) is finally here. Just installed it on my system. So far everything is smooth sailing, just brought some footage in from the camera, loaded on computer, brought into Resolve, made
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Re: Resolve 11 First Thoughts
by Bret Williams 3 years ago
To play with any new app like this, or premiere I often XML over a currently finished FCP X project. Thankfully with Resolve this is a one step process. But in doing so it reveals all the things that
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John Pale liked this 3 years ago
Speedgrade display via BlackMagic Cards???
by David Roth Weiss 3 years ago
Does anyone know if BlackMagic I O cards yet support Speedgrade monitoring, or if not now, will they ever It has been rumored a solution has been in the works since January. TIA, DRW David Roth Weiss
Re: Speedgrade display via BlackMagic Cards???
by John Pale 3 years ago
Bret Williams "But since you can't see video on the desktop when it's going out to the card (WTH ) it's of little use anyway." Why is that such a big deal When I am grading, I only look at the video
has Adobe thought this out?
by Ricardo Marty 4 years ago
suppose that in 2016 Adobe in its madness has reached its 4 million subscriber mark.this would mean that every month they would need to convince at least 100,000 subscribers to continue subscription p
Re: has Adobe thought this out?
by John Pale 4 years ago
Umm. I get your point, but comparing this to the situation in Ukraine is kind of tasteless hyperbole. As far as I know, Adobe has not actually shot anyone (not even Aindreas) over Creative Cloud subsc
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creative cloud font selection
by Aindreas Gallagher 4 years ago
Took a dip in the dark side on a job. Water was indescribably nice. I want premiere pro CC something rotten. Expanding VA tracks by simply running your finger up the magic mouse is a little bit erotic
Re: creative cloud font selection
by John Pale 4 years ago
Hmmm. Maybe if all editing software goes subscription based, and the clients rent the software for the editors, we might be stuck marketing ourselves on our editing talent alone, instead of the tools
DeckLink HD Extreme 3D with Apple Aperture
by Craig Alan 4 years ago
In aperture secondary viewer options are grayed out. What settings do I use Connected by SDI to a Flanders monitor. Works fine with FCP X. Latest driver 9.9.3 and mavericks 10.9.1 and FCP X 10.1. Mac
Re: DeckLink HD Extreme 3D with Apple Aperture
by John Pale 4 years ago
AFAIK, Aperture has no Video Out capability and cannot make use of your BMD cards SDI A secondary display can only be a conventional computer monitor connected to your graphics card via DVI, display p
SpeedGrade Screen Monitoring OR Ext SDI monitoring only?
by Jim Miller 4 years ago
I'm now on CC 7.2 and yes I am now able to get a signal out via SDI AJA to my Flanders Monitor. Yeh! But the picture goes away on the computer screen, argh! There is message on the screen that says, I
Re: SpeedGrade Screen Monitoring OR Ext SDI monitoring only?
by John Pale 4 years ago
Im an idiot. I meant I open the settings window with a shortcut (s) and then switched the Kona off with the enable checkbox. I find I am using the Kona output most of the time and only switch it off f
Resolve QT into Avid: No "Tape" Name
by Gray Marshall 4 years ago
Hi, all. So, I've looked around and haven't found an answer to this particular problem: When I create a Quicktime .mov DNxHD36 file in Resolve v10, Avid Media Composer v7.0.2 will not fill in the "Tap
Re: Resolve QT into Avid: No "Tape" Name
by John Pale 4 years ago
Did you try linking with AMA and Consolidating
Speedgrade CC Oct. Update Crashes instantly with Mercury Transmit
by John Grilli 4 years ago
I just updated my AJA IOXT drivers to 10.4.9 and Adobe AJA Plug-Ins for Adobe Creative Cloud - Mac v10.4.8 and when I try to monitor on an external device the program crashes immediately. This renders
Re: Speedgrade CC Oct. Update Crashes instantly with Mercury Transmit
by John Pale 4 years ago
You have to manually uninstall the CUDA extension from your system folder and reboot. Just switching to OpenCL won't do it. You should posting on adobe's forum, as well as on the cow. It's more closel
Speedgrade CC Oct. Update Crashes instantly with Mercury Transmit
by John Pale 4 years ago
After updating, Speedgrade crashes instantly when I turn on Mercury transmit to view via my Kona 3. I installed the latest AJA driver and adobe plugins. Everything worked fine before upgrading. Kind o
Re: Speedgrade CC Oct. Update Crashes instantly with Mercury Transmit
by John Pale 4 years ago
Kevin Monahan "John, I have not seen anyone else with this issue as of yet. You might have better luck solving your issue in the SpeedGrade forum: http: forums.creativecow.net adobespeedgrade " I did
CalDigit HDPro 16TB Raid - 2 Units for Sale
by Martin Andrews 4 years ago
Hi All, I have two (2) CalDigit HDPro 16TB Raid Towers I'd like to sell. I upgraded the drives myself (they were originally smaller raids) - but they work perfectly. I used brand new Western Digital R
Re: CalDigit HDPro 16TB Raid - 2 Units for Sale
by John Pale 4 years ago
Are the cards PCI-X or PCIe PCIe being whats in an Intel MacPro, PCI-X being the slots in most older G5 models.
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