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Justin Ferar

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April 10th 2003
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FYi Use Previews has been improved
by Dan Powers 3 years ago
I posted yesterday that my previews were not being used and searched the forum to find many others complaining that "use Previews" on export actually was not except in a few very rare cases. After doi
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Re: FYi Use Previews has been improved
by Justin Ferar 3 years ago
Wow, that's pretty huge. Especially if it can do this with h.264. I'm going to try this out.
Sapphire 6 in Premiere Pro CC 2014 not working
by Scott Warren 5 years ago
Hello there, I am writing about the use of Sapphire 6 in Premiere Pro CC 2014 and the vids are disappearing when dropping an effect onto the clip. I am still figuring out the issue but wanted to drop
Re: Sapphire 6 in Premiere Pro CC 2014 not working
by Justin Ferar 4 years ago
It's been a long time since your post so maybe you've worked it out already but it should work fine as I've been running Sapphire 6 all the way through CC 2015. Now the major issue is that El Capitan
Playback performance issues
by Scott Witthaus 6 years ago
Hey all - Just getting into learning Resolve 11.1 as an editor. The first big issue I am having is performance. I cam getting constant stuttering or dropped frames (red light flashes above record side
Re: Playback performance issues
by Justin Ferar 6 years ago
I have an almost identical setup as Scott (MacPro 6 Core) and have the same issues. I would expect AVCHD to bonk but I still have playback issues with ProRes. Truth be told I have not heard anyone, on
FCP7 is dead. Why can't there be a new FCP7?
by Josh Cook 6 years ago
This may seem academic, but I would love to know what others think. Despite being discontinued, I have been hired to edit on FCP7 continually up until now. I don't cut on Avid, but I DO present myself
Re: FCP7 is dead. Why can't there be a new FCP7?
by Justin Ferar 6 years ago
I've been playing around with it too (resolve 11.1). I still get flaky playback working with ProRes on the NLE (MacPro 6 core 3.33). I hope it gets smoother in the next revision because I really, real
Resolve 11- More Thoughts on NLE?
by Justin Ferar 6 years ago
I find it odd that there has been no posts regarding the latest release. Have the NLE bugs been ironed out Bret Williams please report! I'd love to kick the tires and report back but I don't have Mave
Re: Resolve 11- More Thoughts on NLE?
by Justin Ferar 6 years ago
Well that pretty much sums it up then. Headline: "Resolve's NLE Not ready for primetime yet."
How do I edit native (Canon DSLR) and export without transcoding?
by Justin Ferar 6 years ago
Classic Premiere conundrum. You don't have to transcode to start editing but you do when it comes time to export. Time is money! I've been humming along editing native DSLR footage with PRORES as the
Re: How do I edit native (Canon DSLR) and export without transcoding?
by Justin Ferar 6 years ago
Thanks guys. Add H.264 to "Smart Render". Feature request submitted...
AME so slow to add a batch of files to the queue!
by Justin Ferar 6 years ago
After a shoot I usually have around 300 files from each camera to encode to ProRes. I usually add one camera at a time by selecting all and drag them to my ProRes preset. Then I have to wait 20 minute
Re: AME so slow to add a batch of files to the queue!
by Ryan Holmes 6 years ago
I would go through Prelude. You can select all your shots, setup your transcode setting (presets from AME) and then queue it to AME. It will still take time to process the handoff but it may be faster
Premiere I'm coming home- but I have a few questions
by Vince Sanchez 6 years ago
After 12 years on FCP I'm coming back to where I started. I began on Premiere 4 and used it with a Targa 1000 card with a hotrodded 9GB raid back in the late nineties. I've had Premiere again since CS
Re: Premiere I'm coming home- but I have a few questions
by Justin Ferar 6 years ago
Not sure if this is what you mean but You can lasso your clip (make sure audio and video is selected) just hit option up or down. The audio and video moves up or down as long as nothing is colliding.
Premiere Pro CC impressions
by Andy Field 7 years ago
If you liked FCP 7...you will love Premiere Pro CC -- everything that didn't work quite right in CS6 is fixed in this release. Yes FCP X users, please hold off on the flames...this isn't a slam on tha
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Eric Michael Cap liked this 7 years ago
Re: Premiere Pro CC impressions
by Justin Ferar 6 years ago
Hi Lain, You are referring to "Sapphire Edge" which is not even close to the full Sapphire suite. $400 vs $2400. It's just a bunch of barely customizable quick pre-sets. I asked GenArts if they plan o
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How to make Track Selection Tool behave like FCP - change default
by Justin Ferar 7 years ago
In order to select a single track to the right you have to hold down shift. The default selects all tracks to the right which is the opposite of FCP. Changing the keyboard layout to FCP does not help.
Re: How to make Track Selection Tool behave like FCP - change default
by Ann Bens 7 years ago
Default two tracks: probably at the request of many users. Use to be one track. Default set to the right. So file a feature request: http: www.adobe.com cfusion mmform index.cfm name=wishform --------
Up Down key
by John Kaley 7 years ago
I'm editing dialog in CS6 and want the up down arrow to go to the Previous Next edit OR to the In and Out point like FCP7 behaved. Any way to make the up down arrow do this without a modifier key Is t
Re: Up Down key
by Justin Ferar 7 years ago
Premiere CC gives you the option to set the up down arrows to go to the next or previous clip in the timeline just like FCP (regardless of what tracks are selected). So yes, it's fixed in CC but it's
Is Sapphire supposed to work on Premier Pro CS6?
by Marcus Smith 8 years ago
Hey guys, Just wondering if there are any happy customers out there using Sapphire with CS6 on Mac OSX Thanks, Marcus.
Re: Is Sapphire supposed to work on Premier Pro CS6?
by Justin Ferar 8 years ago
Pretty much mind-blowing with 3.33 MacPro 6 core and Quadro 4000. Most things play real time at half res and even full res for the first couple of seconds. Mind blowing.
Intensity driver 9.5.2 (Mac) broke 1440x1080 footage for Premiere CS6!
by Justin Ferar 8 years ago
This driver (Mac version) displays 1440x1080 (anamorphic HD) footage as squeezed (bars on right and left) - specifically AVC-Intra 50 P2 footage. This is when using the AVC-intra 50 preset sequence in
Re: Intensity driver 9.5.2 (Mac) broke 1440x1080 footage for Premiere CS6!
by Justin Ferar 8 years ago
Got a response back from tech support... They are aware of the bug and are working on the next update.
If I was stupid enough to buy a new Mac Pro......
by Steve Connor 8 years ago
I'm considering options at the moment and buying a 12 core might be viable for me IF I can user a better GFX card. I note the Quadro 4000 isn't a BTO option although it's still available on the Apple
Re: If I was stupid enough to buy a new Mac Pro......
by Justin Ferar 8 years ago
Since we're talkin' Quadro's and 5770 5780's I wonder if it's possible to run both my Quadro 4000 and the ATI 5770 at the same time and use one for Motion work and the other for Premier work I have no
I have to say CS6 is very sluggish with Mac Decklink.
by Peter Corbett 8 years ago
I'm noticing that scrubbing on Blackmagic timelines is VERY sluggish, sometimes completely jamming. Response seems worse than 5.5. I don't have benchmarks to show, but anecdotally it just feels worse.
Re: I have to say CS6 is very sluggish with Mac Decklink.
by Justin Ferar 8 years ago
I just finished my first paid project with P6. Black Magic Intensity is a dog as well with CS6 1. Audio is flakey - especially scrubbing. Sometimes you have to play a few seconds and let it grab the a
XDCAM EX Clips corrupted after opening in CS6
by Gerry Curtis 8 years ago
Hello, I recently upgraded to Premiere CS6, and opened a version of a project I'd started in CS5.5.2. I'm working with XDCAM EX footage, editing natively. When I play my main sequence there are tearin
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Re: XDCAM EX Clips corrupted after opening in CS6
by Justin Ferar 8 years ago
I just finished my first project in 6 and had a similar experience but with p2 media (avc intra). Some shots had artifacts that looked exactly like tape drop outs. Only a few shots had it but what is
My Roller Coaster FCPX Experience
by Mike Silverman 8 years ago
I've been editing on Final Cut Pro since version 2. I recently decided to try out FCPX now that it has had a few updates and has the Multicam feature. I am at a point where I want to make a decision a
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David Lawrence liked this 8 years ago
Re: My Roller Coaster FCPX Experience
by Justin Ferar 8 years ago
Thanks for posting your experience - I literally feel sick to my stomach now. Still on FCP legacy - testing CS5.5 - loving what I'm hearing about CS6. Anyway, let us know how you fare with MC6.
News: GenArts Sapphire Edge™ Brings High-End Visual Effects to the Final Cut Pro X Creative Community
by Cow News Droid 8 years ago
Sapphire Edge for Final Cut Pro X Gives Editors A Competitive Edge; Produces More Engaging Video in Less Time Without Compromising Quality (Cambridge, Massachusetts--January 31, 2012) GenArts Inc., th
Re: News: GenArts Sapphire Edge™ Brings High-End Visual Effects to the Final Cut Pro X Creative Community
by Justin Ferar 8 years ago
What about the regular sapphire Any plans to port that to X
No import P2 option in trial version? Or am I missing something?
by Justin Ferar 8 years ago
Just downloaded MC6 and installed the trial. I was under the impression that it was fully functional. Under the "file" menu there is no "import P2" option. What am I missing
Re: No import P2 option in trial version? Or am I missing something?
by Justin Ferar 8 years ago
Okay, just figured out that it was half res, just needed to toggle the video quality button.
Can't output native DSLR footage in Premiere with Intensity?
by Justin Ferar 9 years ago
Switching from FCP to Premiere... Can Intensity output native DSLR footage in Premiere CS5 I've set up a 1080p24 DSLR sequence for BM Intensity and am getting a red bar indicating non-realtime perform
FCP7 chapter markers
by Justin Ferar 11 years ago
Did Apple finally fix chapter markers in FCP 7 Can you drag them individually or select all and drag This alone would prompt me to upgrade!
Re: FCP7 chapter markers
by Justin Ferar 11 years ago
Wonderful! Thanks Jeremy. But what happens when you insert or add footage
Encore CS4 makes Blu-ray DVD's on Mac's NOW!
by Dave Jenkins 12 years ago
Just installed and tested a project that we couldn't burn in CS3 and it now works in CS4!!!!! There was a weird massage when I tried to use the exact same project, something about couldn't use the vid
Re: Encore CS4 makes Blu-ray DVD's on Mac's NOW!
by Justin Ferar 12 years ago
This is huge! Dave, are you saying that you don't even need Toast to burn Everything can be done in Encore
Fujinon 16x Lens Wanted
by Johnny Clark 12 years ago
Hello, I need to get a stock Fujinon 16x lens for a headless body. Anyone want to sell one for cheap Please let me know! Johnny C
Re: Fujinon 16x Lens Wanted
by Justin Ferar 12 years ago
I might have one after this weekend. I just purchased a 17x but will test before selling the 16x. justin(at)ferar.com
FX plug renders slower than AE plug in FCP
by Justin Ferar 12 years ago
I love that we can now use Saphire in Motion now but I was hoping that the latest release would improve render times in FCP, not get worse. Some of my favorite filters (cartoon paint) are taking twice
Re: FX plug renders slower than AE plug in FCP
by Justin Ferar 12 years ago
Gary, Thanks for checking in. I've got a big deadline today but will be able to visit this issue Monday... Cheers : )
Intensity HDMI Capture with HDV Deck Control?
by Ted Griffis 12 years ago
SORRY FOR CROSS POST ON FCP Hello all, Trying to bring in some HDV footage originally shot on the Canon XLH1 at the 24f setting. I have a Black Magic Intensity Pro a Canon HV20 (which supports the 24f
Re: Intensity HDMI Capture with HDV Deck Control?
by Justin Ferar 12 years ago
I have not been able to capture HDMI using HDV or DV deck control with BM Intensity. I get the same message you do. RS422 works but you need a deck that has it.
JVC-HD200
by Gary Hallquist 12 years ago
Does anyone else have this problem When recording in HDV on the JVC-HD200, there is an audio dropout at the end of every clip. The video is seen but the audio dissappears even when played back in the
Re: JVC-HD200
by Justin Ferar 12 years ago
Hmm. I checked my tapes and found that yes, there is a single frame of audio dropout (not a full second) during playback. What I'm curious about is why it matters. It's a window dub right It has no ef
720p60 Playback Issue
by Mark Curry 12 years ago
Hello, I'm editing a 720p60 piece that consists of a continuous, very smooth motion dolly (on tracks) pan. However, on QuickTime playback the video exhibits occasional stutters. These stutters are not
Re: 720p60 Playback Issue
by Justin Ferar 12 years ago
It's all system independent so there's nothing you can do to control that. All my compressed files for web act differently depending on the browser used (if viewing via web). If I have someone view a
Need a good inexpensive audio monitoring solution (SPDIF?)
by Peter Corbett 12 years ago
I've been using the ASIO drivers to monitor audio from my Decklink HD Extreme, but I'm getting choppy audio payback on Vista 64 and Premiere. I notice the HD Extreme doesn't have a dedicated SPDIF RCA
Re: Need a good inexpensive audio monitoring solution (SPDIF?)
by Justin Ferar 12 years ago
I can't say enough about this thing (Ultramatch Pro 2496). I use it in my FCP setup- it just works. Best value I think I've ever seen.
BR-HD50 on-screen display issue
by Karl Soehnlein 12 years ago
My BR-HD50 is connected to two monitors: an HDTV and a SDTV. The HDTV is connected via HDMI; the SDTV is connected via composite (line) out. Both monitors playback video simultaneously without any pro
Re: BR-HD50 on-screen display issue
by Justin Ferar 12 years ago
I'm 99% sure it's there in the menus. Have you found it yet
Difference between JVC HD200 shooting 720 60p and HVX200 doing the same?
by Trip Gould 12 years ago
Simple question (a.k.a. dumb ), but I have been reading great things about the HD200 shooting at 60p. From the things I've read, though, it makes it sound as if 720 60p is almost unique to the JVC at
Re: Difference between JVC HD200 shooting 720 60p and HVX200 doing the same?
by Justin Ferar 12 years ago
Eventually they end up as the same rez and frame rate. It's how they get there that is different. So the only difference is that JVC shoots to tape (pixel for pixel) on HDV while Panny shoots to P2 as
HD 110 vs. 200
by Corey O'Quinn 12 years ago
I am buying 3 cameras for my high school's broadcasting class. These cameras will be used to film the daily news, as well as for the more advanced students to use in their projects. The problem I am h
Re: HD 110 vs. 200
by Justin Ferar 12 years ago
Pro cameras certainly do not have auto focus, so yes. This is normal.
720p 59.94 101
by Chris Poisson 12 years ago
I'm doing a project destined for a large plasma display in a sales office. It will be made all from stills. There will be a bit of AE work for transitions etc. My thought to save rendering time in AE
Re: 720p 59.94 101
by Justin Ferar 12 years ago
59.94 is pretty much as close to reality as we can get. It is what it is- super clean motion images without judder- like you're there. Best for sports and reality TV.
bug....intel and hdv
by Alvaro Lanciai 12 years ago
dear Friends, I discovered a bug testing my octocore intel with compressor. Unfortunately, encoding a file from hdv to m2v, an intel processor is 4 times slower than a non-intel processor, ...only in
Re: bug....intel and hdv
by Justin Ferar 12 years ago
Heard it through the grapevine that Leopard better manages multi processors using Compressor. But don't take it from me- wait for the early adopters to report.
Help on capture
by Michael Goldsmith 12 years ago
Hello! I am needing some advice for our new JVC HD250 camera. We are a church in Missouri that is getting ready to launch our first multi-site venue in January. We will be recording on Saturday nights
Re: Help on capture
by Justin Ferar 12 years ago
No you can't pull it from that hard drive. The DVR records DV which is exactly the same format as shooting to tape so there is no image quality advantage to using the DVR.
Decklink HD Extreme (PCIe) slows down FCP
by Francois Stark 13 years ago
Hi We have 8 seats of FCP, using a variety of AJA kona and decklink cards, on a sanmp San, and editing DV PAL and XDCAM 30mbit s PAL timelines. FCP 5.1.4 on os X 10.4.10. Only our new Decklink HD Extr
Re: Decklink HD Extreme (PCIe) slows down FCP
by Justin Ferar 13 years ago
That did the trick. Everything is snappy after releasing the card and then grabbing it again. Hmm.
IO HD for use with HDV 720p30
by Tom Valens 13 years ago
Can I use the IO HD with footage from my JVC HD100 shooting HDV 720p30 (29.97) I notice in the manual that I downloaded from the AJA site that there was no AJA 720p30 Easy Setup listed. Does anyone kn
Re: IO HD for use with HDV 720p30
by Justin Ferar 13 years ago
Hi Tom, I have two JVC HD200's and know them well. I'm 98 percent sure that the analog outs on your HD 100 act the same as the 200. Component out can be output from the cam as 720p60 or 1080i (user se
where are all the Blackmagic Eclipse questions ?
by Bob Zelin 13 years ago
doesn't anyone out there have an Eclipse Bob Zelin
Re: where are all the Blackmagic Eclipse questions ?
by Justin Ferar 13 years ago
Well my Intensity Pro does this so I'm sure the Eclipse will do it as well.
Anything wrong with running 200ft of composite video from my camera?
by Justin Ferar 13 years ago
I've got a unique situation. Usually we shoot weddings for postproduciton only. This time I have a couple who would like a feed from my camera to be projected on large screens as the groom makes his g
Re: Anything wrong with running 200ft of composite video from my camera?
by Justin Ferar 13 years ago
Yeah, the RCA jack makes me nervous. I'm hoping the hotel has an HD projector so that we can go with component BNC instead. Thanks for the reply.
Intensity Pro users and FCP - card loses connection while rendering
by Justin Ferar 13 years ago
Are any of you losing picture when rendering It seems like half the time I render I end up having to reset the card by switching the output mode to something other than 720p, and then switch it back s
Re: Intensity Pro users and FCP - card loses connection while rendering
by Justin Ferar 13 years ago
It appears the problem is related to the Natress Film Effects Demo plug-in. Hmm.
HDMI deck control with an intensity card?
by paul nevison 13 years ago
when capturing from an HDMI enabled deck via an intensity card do you have full deck control thanks
Re: HDMI deck control with an intensity card?
by Justin Ferar 13 years ago
When you digitize your footage via firewire does it come in as separate clips at each take as with the JVC If so then it should be easy to just use compressor to batch encode all the individual clips
mysterious unrendering
by dr.nick 13 years ago
I've got clips unrendering in the timeline for no apparent reason and or loosing the connection to the rendered video files. Problem #1 The timeline will in some instances show that clip is rendered i
Re: mysterious unrendering
by Justin Ferar 13 years ago
http: docs.info.apple.com article.html artnum=306068
Digital to Analog issues
by Justin Ferar 13 years ago
I edit video in Final Cut Pro with a Black Magic Intensity Pro Video card. The card has AES EBU out which I have connected to a Behringer SRC2495 Ultramatch Pro ADDA converter via RCA coax. The conver
Re: Digital to Analog issues
by Justin Ferar 13 years ago
Rodney, you are exactly right. I am editing for DVD as I usually mix sound right up to zero which would be pushing my analog mixer way over. The mixer can't trim the input, it only applies gain, which
setting up compresor for 8 core mac pro
by Matt Devino 13 years ago
We just picked up the shiny new 8 core, and it's time to set it up so I can use compressor to take advantage of all those cores. Anybody know of a link on how to set up the virtual cluster needed to d
no such thing as virtual cluster!
by Justin Ferar 13 years ago
You'll find nothing in the manual about "virtual cluster". What throws people is that the term "virtual cluster" is not an Apple term and does not show up in any literature. "Quick Cluster" is the mor
Let's talk about monitoring audio because Intensity's is not good!
by Justin Ferar 13 years ago
I was thinking about purchasing a mixer that can handle firwire in and avoid the Black Magic Intensity Pro's RCA outs but I have ZERO experience with these. I've looked at Alesis and M-Audio as they b
Re: Let's talk about monitoring audio because Intensity's is not good!
by Justin Ferar 13 years ago
Well I went out and bought an AV amp with HDMI pass through. Works great except for the fact that it doesn't convert the HDMI audio to analog for connection to my mixer and reference monitors. One cou
Compressor 3 and dual 2.7 G5 vs. 8 core Mac Pro
by Justin Ferar 13 years ago
Well we turned everything over to the new 8 core MacPro. Latest results encoding 1:35:00 720p60 Pro Res HQ program (self contained QT file) to MPEG2... MacPro 8 core (3.0 GHZ) takes 23 hours to encode
Motion 3 Templates & HD
by Mark Maness 13 years ago
Don't get me wrong, I love Motion 3 except that it can be difficult to run and dealing with templates in HD is a real "pain in the a..". What I am talking about is working in 3D is somewhat tough when
Re: Motion 3 Templates & HD
by Justin Ferar 13 years ago
Well I'm at a loss too. All the HD templates are 29.97 fps. Once you open a template you can't change the time base... HELLO!
Rechargeable 9V batteries REDUX
by Justin Ferar 13 years ago
NAB has passed and up until this point the prevailing view has been that rechargeable batteries are not suitable for wireless systems and such. Well we use six 9v batteries everytime we shoot and I'm
Re: Rechargeable 9V batteries REDUX
by Justin Ferar 13 years ago
Can I get an AHMEN! I went to trewaudio.com and read the review. That's high praise from Mr. Lectrosonics. Looks like we have a winner here. Thanks Rodney!
Getting Money back from a Carnet- how long does it take?
by Justin Ferar 13 years ago
We are going international as I have been doing reserach on taking production equipment out of the US. The question that no one seems to be able to answer is- once one returns the Carnet papers having
Re: Getting Money back from a Carnet- how long does it take?
by Justin Ferar 13 years ago
Hi Kerry, I actually meant to say surety bond- sorry for the confusion. atacarnet.com has been very helpful and is my main source for info. It's just that they don't mention when you get the money bac
Alternative to Zaxcom ZFR100?
by Justin Ferar 13 years ago
I need a flash recorder that looks and feels like a wireless lav system transmitter. The ZFR100 is a dream come true except for the price tag. I don't need the timecode jam function. I can't beleive t
Re: Alternative to Zaxcom ZFR100?
by Justin Ferar 13 years ago
Ty, Thanks for the reply. Do you know if the Sony's have a clip on the back I tried to look at the pictures but couldn't find a shot of the back. After searching around I found two recorders: Sony MZ-
covering slits on side of shotgun- bad?
by Justin Ferar 13 years ago
We just got some new ENG cameras and have found that the mic mounts put the shotguns (AT897) further forward than before. Now the cams don't go in the Porta Brace bags without loosening the mounts and
Re: covering slits on side of shotgun- bad?
by Justin Ferar 13 years ago
Well, I knew they weren't there for looks. Thanks for the explanation Will. Appreciate it!
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