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How to delete a simple bin ?
by Jake Fredty 14 hours ago
I'm new on Adobe Premiere Pro. And i Learning slowly but theres 1 thing i can't figure out how to do. How do i deltete a simple bin. Pls I know i'm not so good but i can't find it anywhere on the inte
Re: How to delete a simple bin ?
by John Pale 10 hours ago
post deleted.....wrong forum...got my windows mixed up....,duhhhh
Trying to migrate project, can't relink media (total Avid newbie)
by Ted Deltufo 15 hours ago
I'm an editor, but I've never used Avid before. I took over an Avid project from another editor, and I'm trying to migrate it to Premiere. Unfortunately, all the media is offline. I can open the .avp
Re: Trying to migrate project, can't relink media (total Avid newbie)
by John Pale 10 hours ago
If we are talking about traditional Avid Media management see below.....if we are talking about AMA Linked Media, then the procedure is entirely different.... For Avid to recognize the media you need
Nested Sequences
by Joseph Freeman III 5 days ago
(CC2017 OSWin10) For my projects I like to have one master sequence with each scene in it's own sequence nested in the Master Sequence. In the scene sequences I frequently have additional nested seque
Re: Nested Sequences
by John Pale 5 days ago
There are some effects that require using nests to properly adjust things (mostly involving Track Mattes), but other than that, I generally stay away from nesting. Just seems like its inviting wonkine
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8 Channel MXF preset I made suddenly only outputting to first two tracks
by Art Carmichael 1 week ago
I made this preset last June to output 8 channel MXFs of my spots per our International team's specs so, they can use the audio tracks that make sense for whichever market they happen to be repackagin
Re: 8 Channel MXF preset I made suddenly only outputting to first two tracks
by John Pale 7 days ago
You have a multichannel sequence, but do you have each track mapped to a different channel or are they all set to 1-2 (the default setting) You can change the mapping easily in the Track mixer or in a
Keep getting duplicate frames when exporting to 25fps from 23.976
by Moises Fuentes 1 week ago
I am currently trying to export a single 23.976 ProRes file (music video) to 25fps. The footage was originally shot in 23.976 as well. I'm trying to avoid exporting a file that is sped up and I've rea
Re: Keep getting duplicate frames when exporting to 25fps from 23.976
by John Pale 1 week ago
The 4% speedup is actually a very common way for films to be transferred to 25fps, since they involve material at 24 fps. The audio needs to be pitch corrected to sound natural.
Premier Pro CC sudenly can't open, what now?
by Mark Suszko 2 weeks ago
I'm in OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite on an older iMac. Just really starting to play with Premiere. Everything was working for weeks, then this morning I updated firmware for the attached Blackmagic Designs Ul
Re: Premier Pro CC sudenly can't open, what now?
by John Pale 2 weeks ago
Download the proper version of Blackmagic Desktop (firmware and drivers) for your OS and re-install them. Seems like the BMD device is causing the issue and you may have installed too recent a version
Exporting in Premiere Pro Makes it Functionally Useless
by Mr Blifil 2 weeks ago
I've been forced to work in PPCC for the last year or so, based on corporate client's needs. I've come to enjoy editing and especially audio mixing, but the process of exporting to final render is an
Re: Exporting in Premiere Pro Makes it Functionally Useless
by John Pale 2 weeks ago
You can export sequences to Media Encoder, which can run in the background. Depending on your system, it may result in sluggishness....however, if you select "Mercury Engine Software Only" that seems
Premiere only imports audio from MXF files
by Daniel PiƱeros 2 weeks ago
Hi all, I am a freelance editor and have to edit a commercial that was shot on a Canon I believe. I am having problems with premiere because I am trying to import MXF files and only the audio is impor
Re: Premiere only imports audio from MXF files
by John Pale 2 weeks ago
I just tried some test files from ARRI cameras. The only ones that gave Premiere Pro trouble were MXF files from the ARRI Mini. I'm guessing they were from that camera. I was able to convert them to P
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adding a new SMPTE timecode track to QT clips using Premier Pro
by Lang Walker 3 weeks ago
We are a digital effects shop that creates clips for a lot of live events which end up played back in Watchout or d3. Every once in a while, one of our AV partners will request that we provide our QT
Re: adding a new SMPTE timecode track to QT clips using Premier Pro
by John Pale 3 weeks ago
Thank you. My apologies, I pasted the wrong link. Same developer. I have both apps. J
Rolling credits won't export
by Elli Morris 1 month ago
After rendering the selection, rolling credits created in Essential Graphics look fine when played on the timeline - they start off screen then rolling up smoothly and finish off screen. When I export
Re: Rolling credits won't export
by John Pale 1 month ago
I ve had similar issues, but with using Project Manager to transcode consolidate the sequence. The positioning gets all messed up on Essential Graphics. Try exporting to an all iFrame codec like Apple
Possible project inherited was not properly ingested for online
by Tiffany Dixon 1 month ago
Hello, I suspect that I'm sitting on top of a ticking time bomb, not knowing which wire to cut. Okay so not that bad, but I've recently been hired onto a project as an AE to online the movie for finis
Re: Possible project inherited was not properly ingested for online
by John Pale 1 month ago
Often just AMA linking to the media into a new bin will allow you to relink your sequence to it (link to selected in open bins).
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Show me your BINS
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
Good morning folks. Over the years working in all three NLEs I've always wondered how folks are setting their bins in MC. I am doing my first full feature in Avid MC and wondering how you guys deal wi
Re: Show me your BINS
by John Pale 2 months ago
As an aside... Seems like every editor...no matter what NLE...has to do little tricks with numbers or odd characters to get the folders and bins to sort in the order they want them. Would seem by now
OT: Adobe CC 2018
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
New updates abound! - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: OT: Adobe CC 2018
by John Pale 3 months ago
thanks for that. I've since found a pretty decent tutorial intro explanation video...and yes...it is just as powerful as the Avid version. I was unaware of the Premiere concept of Shared Projects exis
slow AMA with REUTERS H264 footage
by Ingo Witte 4 months ago
hi colleagues, i am working for intern. broadcaster with Reuter Archive footage access on Avid MC8.8., when i link it with AMA its very slow and impossible to edit properly (on different machines). no
Re: slow AMA with REUTERS H264 footage
by John Pale 4 months ago
I cant speak specifically to Reuters footage, but I have seen some types of H.264 (GoPro ) footage make MC basically unusable, forcing me to transcode. Not sure if the footage was long GOP, which is m
DVCPRO SD digitization problem
by Sage Brucia 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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.
Losing render previews in premiere pro cc 2017
by Andrew Hulings 12 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 6 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 8 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 8 months ago
Re: Apple WWDC
by John Pale 8 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 8 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 8 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 8 months ago
Re: Well, THIS should kickstart a few discussions soon...
by John Pale 8 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 9 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 9 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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
Blade
by Shane Ross 11 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 11 months ago
Re: Blade
by John Pale 11 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 11 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 11 months ago
Latin is a dead language. Move on, dude.
Upgrading GPU in 2009 MacPro 4,1
by Caio Simbula 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 years 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 2 years 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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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
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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
Speedgrade display via BlackMagic Cards???
by David Roth Weiss 4 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 4 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
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