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Ensuring I'm exporting from camera originals and not the proxies?
by Nick Ravich 1 day ago
Hey All- A probably very dumb question but . . . . so my Premiere workflow is to ingest my UHD camera original files, and then generate and attach 720 prores 422 proxies, so I can handily toggle bet c
Re: Ensuring I'm exporting from camera originals and not the proxies?
by John Pale 14 hours ago
I believe all exports are done using the original media, if you have followed the normal proxy workflow. If you use your own workflow (without Adobe naming conventions, using material encoded in other
Lumetri Color does not match between After Effects and Premiere
by Jacob Roth 4 days ago
Hi All, I recently had a project where I had a nested sequence with two clips in it, both the same clip, but one had primary color correction using Lumetri Color on the Master Effects (V1 on the timel
Re: Lumetri Color does not match between After Effects and Premiere
by John Pale 4 days ago
Just a shot in the dark, but have you looked at the color management settings in After Effects
Linked files
by Jean Tertrain 2 weeks ago
Hello creative cows... I'm sorry to say I have a stupid question. Here in this video https: www.youtube.com watch v=kwHicDP8m-0 It explains how to link files to AVID Instead of importing them, then ho
Re: Linked files
by John Pale 1 week ago
Your confusion stems from the fact that pretty much all NLEs except Avid are actually using linked files when you choose to import media. In Avid, it means something else. Avid is an older application
why do audio level keyframes sometimes not work?
by tad newberry 1 week ago
Every once in awhile this happens: i'm editing the keyframes on an audio clip, in this case dropping it down a few dBs, but on playback it plays like it's at 0dB again. I cleared my cache and tried it
Re: why do audio level keyframes sometimes not work?
by John Pale 1 week ago
https: www.premiumbeat.com blog automation-modes-premiere-pro somehow you inadvertantly engaged a different mixing mode in the track mixer. Make sure its in Read. The other modes behave differently. R
How to use multiple masks in Lumetri (12.1.1)
by Al Davis 2 weeks ago
One of the greatest features I discovered in switching from FCP7 to PP, was the ability to create masks when applying all filters to contain effects to certain areas. I just did a secondary color corr
Re: How to use multiple masks in Lumetri (12.1.1)
by John Pale 2 weeks ago
Yeah...there s lots of room for improvement with Lumetri, but at least I m finding ways to work around the shortcomings. Best of luck.
Audio Channel Presets not usable?
by Jamie McKernan 2 weeks ago
Hi all, I'm trying to find a way to speed up my editing process. I want to use the presets function in PP but they are greyed out. I've been using Premiere since January and am loving it. Although I c
Re: Audio Channel Presets not usable?
by John Pale 2 weeks ago
Looks like you are trying to modify a clip in the sequence. This only works on clips in a bin.
Exporting AAF issue
by Adam Harper 4 weeks ago
Hi all, I'm attempting to export an embedded AAF file to be sent to ProTools, but I continuously get this error message; "Exception: Operation not supported, filename: Volumes BC OMFI Media Files Crea
Re: Exporting AAF issue
by John Pale 3 weeks ago
Or install NTFS for Mac, which works very well, if you need cross platform drives
Recent Update of Premiere has made timeline very "choppy" and it is Definitely not my hardware
by Lucas Garvey 3 weeks ago
I'm working on a 2013 Mac Pro with a thunderbolt 2 external drive. Recently I updated Premiere Pro, doing so has made the timeline do something I haven't seen before, for every 3 frames it plays, it j
Re: Recent Update of Premiere has made timeline very "choppy" and it is Definitely not my hardware
by John Pale 3 weeks ago
No, but you can use this to convert them back http: joshcluderay.com downgrade-premiere-project-converter
rewrapped XAVC not viewable
by Chad Greene 4 weeks ago
I have some footage shot on the Sony F5 that was originally imported by Final Cut Pro X. On the card it was .MXF and then rewrapped as .mov by X. Now when I import this footage into Premiere it comes
Re: rewrapped XAVC not viewable
by John Pale 4 weeks ago
Premiere Pro now uses its own internal engine to decode Quicktime files. There are fewer codecs supported than before. Mostly this affects older codecs, that are seldom used, but in this instance its
What happen if i shoot Ntsc in a Pal Contry ?
by Jake Fredty 4 weeks ago
Okay. I have a Sony a6300 And thats a sick camera. I'm living in EU and i have to film PAL Right Because if i'm filming in ntsc i have 120 fps 60 fps 24 fps and 30 If i film in PAL i have 100fps 50fps
Re: What happen if i shoot Ntsc in a Pal Contry ?
by John Pale 4 weeks ago
Yes. The flicker is a real issue. You can use software to try to fix it in post, but it doesnt always work. Its worse if you do any speed effects (slo mos, etc). There are things your cinematographer
Premiere Pro CC doesn't export H264 in .MOV anymore with the 12.1 update
by Ron Khoury 1 month ago
I updated my premiere pro to 12.1 Now when I come to export h624 like all my clients want before the final ProRes, the only extension I can get is .mp4 and many clients' systems wouldn't let you uploa
Re: Premiere Pro CC doesn't export H264 in .MOV anymore with the 12.1 update
by John Pale 1 month ago
Not a free solution but this can rewrap .mp4 to .mov losslessly. https: www.videotoolshed.com product mp4-to-qt
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The next Mac Pro
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
So you want expandability http: www.johnmiranda.com next.htm A blast from the past! - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: The next Mac Pro
by John Pale 2 months ago
I had a friend who owned several of these. They were gorgeous and a joy to use. The performance was far superior to they typical Mac or PC most people were using at the time, despite the fact the inte
Vertical Video Workflow
by Peter Norton 2 months ago
I have to set up a project for a vertical video for another editor to cut. It's a first for both of us so we're some issue. It's a part museum piece with multiple screens some horizontal and some vert
Re: Vertical Video Workflow
by John Pale 2 months ago
Last time I did this, before Avid had custom frame size projects, I just rotated the monitor to edit and then rotated the final product in After Effects for export.
Moviola
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
Moviola.com tutorials are now available for free. Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
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Re: Moviola
by John Pale 3 months ago
What a tease! I was really hoping there were tutorials on their flatbed editors...which has the distinction of being what I did my first ever edit on.
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Moving multiple Keys as One
by Sammi Beringer 4 months ago
Hi Guys !.. So basically I have a graphic with an alpha (its a score box) and I also wanted to add numbers to the box. Is there a way I can collapse this and move both the graphic and text as one. I'v
Re: Moving multiple Keys as One
by John Pale 3 months ago
Nest the graphic and the text together and apply 3D Warp to the nest.
Trying to migrate project, can't relink media (total Avid newbie)
by Ted Deltufo 4 months 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 4 months 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
Possible project inherited was not properly ingested for online
by Tiffany Dixon 5 months 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 5 months 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 6 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 6 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 7 months ago
New updates abound! - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: OT: Adobe CC 2018
by John Pale 7 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 8 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 8 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 10 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 10 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
Losing render previews in premiere pro cc 2017
by Andrew Hulings 1 year 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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John Pale liked this 12 months ago
Re: Losing render previews in premiere pro cc 2017
by Chris Wright 10 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 12 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 12 months ago
Re: Apple WWDC
by John Pale 12 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 1 year 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 12 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
Well, THIS should kickstart a few discussions soon...
by Bill Davis 1 year 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 1 year ago
Re: Well, THIS should kickstart a few discussions soon...
by John Pale 1 year ago
I think an opportunity was missed by not having alcohol soaked rantings from Aindreas in this trailer.
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Blade
by Shane Ross 1 year 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 1 year ago
Re: Blade
by John Pale 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
Switch the setting to RGB instead of 709 in the options.
FCPX Reference Waveform audio levels, but no audio.
by john sklba 4 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 4 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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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
Speedgrade CC Oct. Update Crashes instantly with Mercury Transmit
by John Grilli 5 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 5 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
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