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Kevin Rag

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Custom control surfaces
by Brendon Rathbone 7 years ago
I was just reading about someone looking to build their own tactile surfaces for other applications and thought I'd check your guys opinions on whether this might be possible for Resolve. One of the p
Re: Custom control surfaces
by Kevin Rag 2 months ago
Got it:) Brilliant work though. K
Playback & editing very slow on new computer
by Mandy Leonardo 2 months ago
Hi, looking for help to figure out why my playback and editing is so slow on my new computer. I went from a macbook pro to the air. The processor is 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7. I'm editing on an external d
Re: Playback & editing very slow on new computer
by Kevin Rag 2 months ago
Hmmm... with ProRes 422 shouldn't be a problem. What is the available RAM on your MBA The drive is a single, USB 3 self powered drive Generally, ProRes 422 on a external RAID would be the best. And 16
Which DSLRs allows full manual exposure in video modes?
by Doruk Serin 2 months ago
Hello, I'm a newbie to short films. I look for a DSLR camera for that. I explore internet to find one. I guess i need a cam which allows full manual aperture in movie mode but there is no enough infor
Re: Which DSLRs allows full manual exposure in video modes?
by Kevin Rag 2 months ago
Almost all of them. just change it in the mode. Hope this helps:) In fact, almost all of us use manual exposure and manual focus when shooting video. Auto focus is a boon for vloggers. But manual expo
Slow footage playback
by Slain Ludlow 3 months ago
I'm gonna relay all the specs on my computer and the footage and maybe one of you guys can tell me why my comp is struggling to play footage Everytime I hit the play button it plays the audio but the
Re: Slow footage playback
by Kevin Rag 2 months ago
Convert to a decent editing codec. Like DNxHD. Is it USB 3 Not a RAID, I suppose. And a GPU with 1 GB RAM !!!! Not good at all. If you're making money out of it, get a decent Thunderbolt RAID, transco
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Keep audio in since
by Marc Morr 3 months ago
Music with middle cut out (unwanted). Timed both halves of the music so when the 1st half ends the beat continues properly to the 2nd half of the music. I want to delete a video clip on the main timel
Re: Keep audio in since
by Kevin Rag 3 months ago
Hey Marc, I always make a compound clip of the edited music track so that these things don't happen. The clip that the second piece of music is attached to is moving when you delete the marked video c
Panic over Mpeg Streamclip compatibility with High Sierrra
by Mark Suszko 11 months ago
If I had another kid, I would name him or her "Mpeg Streamclip", I love that software so much. I might even get the Squared 5 logo tattooed on me, somewhere. Use it every day, and recommend it to many
Re: Panic over Mpeg Streamclip compatibility with High Sierrra
by Kevin Rag 3 months ago
Hey Mark, I've been using MPEG Streamclip on HS for a while now. No problems at all. I use it for all sorts of file conversions. I've never used it for ripping DVDs though. Hope this helps:) K
TV Logic 4K Monitor for grading
by Douglas Ryan 3 months ago
I just came back from NAB. One of the things I was looking for was a 4K grading monitor for broadcast. I looked at high end Eizo Color Edged CG319X and Dell U2718Q graphic monitors but they don't have
Re: TV Logic 4K Monitor for grading
by Kevin Rag 3 months ago
TV Logic are pretty big here in Asia. A lot of post houses here in Singapore and Hong Kong use a TV Logic. A few of my clients use those. From what I ve seen so far, they are pretty good. The ones I v
No sound in Program Pane
by Greg Prickril 3 months ago
I hear it in Source Window but it all the sudden disappeared during playback from Program Pane. Last thing I remember doing is pasting some video attributes from one clip to another. Audio track is no
Re: No sound in Program Pane
by Kevin Rag 3 months ago
This happens at a client's place. A quick fix is to match frame or load anything with audio on the source monitor, play that clip for just a sec. Then playback your timeline. It always works. Hope thi
As excited as I am about the 10.4.1 release......
by Steve Connor 3 months ago
Great to see an update to FCPX and I can't wait to start using it, but just look at the Release notes for Resolve 15!! They really are steaming ahead with it, I think Adobe should be very worried! Wha
Re: As excited as I am about the 10.4.1 release......
by Kevin Rag 3 months ago
R15 is so good. For folks who are still thinking about giving Resolve a shot, try it now. Pretty fast, fun to use NLE. Haven t played with the Fusion page yet. But the rest of it is really good. K
Blackmagic announcements NAB 2018
by Neil Sadwelkar 3 months ago
Blackmagic announcements NAB 2018 DaVinci Resolve 15 with Fusion built-in. Price same - Free and $300. Fusion scripting inside Resolve. New Fairlight audio mixing desks. Missed the Fairlight features
Re: Blackmagic announcements NAB 2018
by Kevin Rag 3 months ago
Love it! Love it! Been using it for over half an hour now. Really, really good. And it is 3am here in Singapore:) K
T-Tap question
by Mike Healey 5 months ago
Greetings! I want to take a ThunderBolt2 output of my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) and send the signal to my Panasonic 17" 1080p SDI broadcast LCD monitor. I don't want to mirror the second
Re: T-Tap question
by Kevin Rag 3 months ago
Hey Mike, Yes, the T Tap will let you do that. I use BlackMagic I O to do the same. K
Stupid question: Why do I need an Ultrastudio?
by Robin King 4 months ago
I feel like an idiot for asking this and I'm usually pretty smart, but for some reason I just can't figure out what a BMD Ultrastudio actually does ! The blurb talks about being able to play out vario
Re: Stupid question: Why do I need an Ultrastudio?
by Kevin Rag 4 months ago
My pleasure:) K
Looking for volume control filter or plug
by Oliver Peters 4 months ago
Hi, I'm looking for a loudness or volume control plug-in or app. This could be for Premiere or FCPX. Or standalone. Rendering versus real-time is fine. I am already familiar with VideoToolShed's Loudn
Re: Looking for volume control filter or plug
by Kevin Rag 4 months ago
My pleasure Oliver:) You ve been helping a lot of people here for so long, I m glad I could suggest something useful to you:) Kevin K
Question about Micro Converter: HDMI>SDI
by Mike Healey 5 months ago
Greetings! I want to take the HDMI output of my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) and send the signal to my Panasonic 17" 1080p SDI broadcast LCD monitor. I don't want to mirror the second scree
Re: Question about Micro Converter: HDMI>SDI
by Kevin Rag 5 months ago
It should show up as monitor 3 after your VGA and laptop screens. K
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External Monitor preference for PPro CC: Thunderbolt2>SDI or HDMI>SDI?
by Mike Healey 5 months ago
Greetings! I want to take a ThunderBolt2 or HDMI output of my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) and send the signal to my Panasonic 17" 1080p SDI broadcast LCD monitor. I don't want to mirror th
Re: External Monitor preference for PPro CC: Thunderbolt2>SDI or HDMI>SDI?
by Kevin Rag 5 months ago
Yep. Should work. You can get the cheaper USB powered converter from BM:) K
Multiple Problems with Final Cut
by Ryan Neuman 5 months ago
I'm a videographer that has been editing professionally for over 2 years now with Final Cut and I feel like I've reached my limit with it. My specs are as follows: - MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid
Re: Multiple Problems with Final Cut
by Kevin Rag 5 months ago
A single USB drive is not good. Not good at all. Get a RAID. An USB 3 RAID. Or Thunderbolt RAID, which is much better. Edit Ready costs only $49. It does a great job of transcoding or rewrapping your
Samsung 30 TB drive
by David Mathis 5 months ago
Just came across this today: http: doddlenews.com samsung-ships-30tb-ssd-drive Has anyone really started shooting in 8K resolution
Re: Samsung 30 TB drive
by Kevin Rag 5 months ago
Oh yes. We had 6x 18GB drives a little bigger than a BlackMagic Ultrastudio HD mini. On Mac 9500s. Lol! K
Brillant...or insane?
by Mark Suszko 6 months ago
Well-washed-and-dried gallon plastic milk jug, stuffed with white LED Christmas light string. Use like a China Ball. Insanity... or genius A: A very under-funded genius. :-)
Re: Brillant...or insane?
by Kevin Rag 5 months ago
Lol! You guys... :) K
Buying a new monitor for color accuracy
by Manish Choudhary 5 months ago
Please help buying a new monitor for color accuracy after a lot of search i find benq had "Technicolor Certified" monitors for color accuracy but i am confused which one to buy both are under my budge
Re: Buying a new monitor for color accuracy
by Kevin Rag 5 months ago
For Color grading Get a Flanders Scientific. Real good broadcast monitors. K
Sony A7S II vs. Panasonic GH5S
by Brenden Villalobos 6 months ago
Hey all, I know these aren t DSLRs, but there wasn t a Mirrorless topic. I am a videographer looking to upgrade my entry level Canon DSLR. I am torn between these 2 cameras! I love the GH5 s specs but
Re: Sony A7S II vs. Panasonic GH5S
by Kevin Rag 6 months ago
Hey Brenden, I was in a similar situation a while back. I have used the A7Sii in the past. A lot. Loved the low light capabilities and the video coming out of the Sony. When I decided to buy a camera
System wide audio issue when Premiere launches
by Bradford Gyselman 6 months ago
Hey folks! Got a strange one for you. Running up-to-date Premiere Pro CC 2018 on a new MacBook Pro. When I open Premiere and bring an audio file in (usually wav, but same issue for mp3, video with aud
Re: System wide audio issue when Premiere launches
by Kevin Rag 6 months ago
Hey Bradford, Can you please post a screenshot of your 'Audio Hardware' preferences and also of the Audio Midi Setup (under utilities) Are you monitoring the audio through the built in speakers or thr
Is the Adobe Creative Cloud debate dead?
by Neil Sadwelkar 6 months ago
I checked the 'Adobe Creative Cloud debate' forum here at the Cow. And the last post there was Oct 2017. In the entire 2017, there were 3 posts at that forum. As many as this forum sees in an hour on
Re: Yes- just follow the money
by Kevin Rag 6 months ago
Well said Greg. Can t agree enough:) K
Happy Holidays to All, but most especially to ...
by Simon Ubsdell 7 months ago
... Tim Wilson. Not only does he do an amazing, tireless job of keeping this fantastic resource available to us all, but he's also brilliant, and funny, and generous, and ridiculously knowledgeable, a
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Re: Happy Holidays to All, but most especially to ...
by Kevin Rag 7 months ago
Totally agree Simon:) It s always good to come to the Cow and read what guys like Tim, Bill, Shane, Oliver, Noah, Simon, Bob (to name a few) have to say. A big thank you to everyone here for all that
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Get Additional Transitions
by Lauren Kaiser 7 months ago
I'm looking for a way to get more than just the standard video transitions that are included with Premiere. Something for creative fun projects, almost a long the lines of what's included in iMovie. I
Re: Get Additional Transitions
by Kevin Rag 7 months ago
Oops. So sorry guys. Yes. Motion vfx and Leno are all FCP. That s what happens when you have a million tabs open and reply to a few:D For Premiere, try FXFactory, Rampant or ChungDha presets. K
Best DSLR or Mirrorless for video/stills?
by Bob Mark 8 months ago
Hello everyone. I am considering buying a DSLR or mirrorless camera for video and stills. Up until now, I have only owned camcorders for video and DSLR for stills. Do you think any of today's DSLR cam
Re: Best DSLR or Mirrorless for video/stills?
by Kevin Rag 8 months ago
Hey Bob, Just to add to what others have said. I was in a similar situation. Used to rent cameras for my shoots, I m a preditor. Was looking at the A7Sii and the GH5. Went with a GH5. The internal 10
Storage options - chime in with your opinions, please
by Lawrence Eaton 8 months ago
I m looking to upgrade a dear and faithful Drobo to something relevant . FireWire has gone the way of the dinosaur and I m looking for usb C, 12TB of space and a budget of $2K. Ladies and Gentlemen, y
Re: Storage options - chime in with your opinions, please
by Kevin Rag 8 months ago
Yep. Promise. It s been good over the years:) K
Release of DaVinci Resolve 14.1
by Peter Chamberlain 8 months ago
Hello, we are pleased to report the release of DaVinci Resolve 14.1 This is a no charge update for existing customers and the Studio and free version is available on the BMD support web site. https: w
Re: Release of DaVinci Resolve 14.1
by Kevin Rag 8 months ago
Wow, Great work BM:) Am glad I switched to DR. It d be great to have support for growing files. Sadly, growing files can t be imported:( K
parallax effect (2.5D)
by grinner hester 9 months ago
I have a lot of fun animating otherwise boring stills... https: youtu.be jE5enHiXbXs
Re: parallax effect (2.5D)
by Kevin Rag 9 months ago
Nice:) Always wanted a plugin that did this... K
Camera Upgrade
by Peter Balser 9 months ago
Hi everyone! Currently working as a staff photographer for a smaller newspaper and shooting with a Canon EOS Rebel T5. I've had this camera for a while, and I'm looking to upgrade. It's important to n
Re: Camera Upgrade
by Kevin Rag 9 months ago
This is the one for GH5 and works well too. https: www.bhphotovideo.com c product 1304877-REG panasonic_dmw_xlr1_xlr_microphone_adapter.html c3api=2572%2C113041916107&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvfW0qJ6d1wIVGh4
Importing eps files
by Kevin Rag 9 months ago
Hi guys, Been using Pro animator (standalone) for a while now. But am going to stop my CC subscription. If I'm going with Affinity designer, which exports or saves eps files (not .ai), is there anyway
OT: How do you present work-in-progress?
by Walter Soyka 10 months ago
A rather broad question, but how do you present your WIPs to clients or stakeholders What do you hope to get out of a review What level of roughness or polish do you aim to provide early on How much d
Re: OT: How do you present work-in-progress?
by Kevin Rag 10 months ago
+1 for screenlight.tv It's pretty simple for clients to use and very reasonably priced. Was using the free version of frame.io before. When I wanted to upgrade, screenlight seemed to give best bang fo
GH5 10 bit FHD recording problem!!!
by Kevin Rag 10 months ago
Hey guys, Bought a GH5 last week. Been testing it. Haven shot 4K yet. There's a strange problem. I can shoot MP4 snd avchd files with no problems at all. 8 bit .mov is fine too. But when I shoot 10 bi
Re: GH5 10 bit FHD recording problem!!!
by Kevin Rag 10 months ago
Yaya! The update works!! PrPro sees the file. Such a relief. Thanks all:) K
Best codec to render to when sending to Premiere Pro
by Duke Sweden 10 months ago
If I do my color grading in Resolve, which lossless codec wrapper should I deliver to so I can edit in Premiere pro I checked, Tero, it's not in the manual. Dell XPS 8920 Intel i7 core 7700 build GeFo
Re: Best codec to render to when sending to Premiere Pro
by Kevin Rag 10 months ago
Hi Duke, A lot of my PC based industry friends use Cineform. Have you tried it Or DNxHD is another good editing codec. I'm ProRes all the way since I'm on a mac. K
Shutter angle/speed for 50p shot for 25p edit? GH5, Atomos Ninja Inferno, FCP X
by John Wildgoose 11 months ago
Hi So I had a good rummage around and could not find this answered, which means it's either not an issue or it's simple stuff for most of you and I'm dim for asking! Probably the latter. Anyway... So
Re: Shutter angle/speed for 50p shot for 25p edit? GH5, Atomos Ninja Inferno, FCP X
by Kevin Rag 10 months ago
Thanks John:) Just picked up a GH5. I already have a few MFT primes. Will get a Speedbooster and the Sigma soon. K
Chromatic?
by Steve Connor 12 months ago
I've been waiting for this and have noticed a number of tutorials have been posted on their Vimeo page, but still no sign of it on the site Has anyone tried it yet
Re: Chromatic?
by Kevin Rag 11 months ago
Wow! Just wow! Bough this a few days back. Am loving it so far. No crashes, tracking masks, precise adjustments. Loving everything about it. Haven't used CF Pro since I bought this. Hope it can be use
File Management FCP X10.3
by Greg Ball 12 months ago
I finally finished my first project in FCPX 10.3. Whew!!! That was fun. But now as I'm going to start editing a new project I'm wondering if someone can give me the best way of saving the library, eve
Re: File Management FCP X10.3
by Kevin Rag 12 months ago
I copy all the footage onto my working drive first though. K
Title Software
by David Mayer 1 year ago
Need suggestions for third party titling software to add animated titles to a TV commercial. Something easy to use, with templates, and not too expensive. (Not After Effects) iMac (Retina 5K, 27 inch,
Re: Title Software
by Kevin Rag 1 year ago
Motion is actually pretty easy to get started with. But you can have a look at FX factory for various plugins. Also my favourite, lenofx.com. There are a lot of plugins available to do this kind of st
Looking for DaVinci Resolve 14 training
by Svetlana Katsnelson 1 year ago
Just got back from NAB and eager to learn the new version. Can anyone recommend a good class or a tutorial
Re: Looking for DaVinci Resolve 14 training
by Kevin Rag 1 year ago
Wait for Ripple Training's tuts. By Alexis Van Hurkman. I got their Resolve 12 tutorial. Really, really good. Alexis kinda consults for BM on Resolve. Kannan Raghavan The Big Toad Films Pte. Ltd.
Resolve 14 install succeeds but fails after the initial product screen
by Michael McCune 1 year ago
Love the added functionality described and look forward to the $299 Studio option using Fairlight to tackle some audio issues. Resolve 14 installed and runs successfully along with Resolve 12.5 on my
Re: Resolve 14 install succeeds but fails after the initial product screen
by Kevin Rag 1 year ago
I personally installed on my MacBook Pro and it runs just fine. Over at BM Resolve forums guys are reporting similar problems. What seems to solve the issue is switching off wifi internet connection a
Software to create a "simple" slideshow?
by Stephen Pickering 1 year ago
Hi there, A client has asked for a very simple slideshow to loop in the background at a company anniversary party. It's something so simple that After Effects I think would be overkill for. It's almos
Re: Software to create a "simple" slideshow?
by Kevin Rag 1 year ago
I second Jim's suggestion. iPhoto is really simple to use and super fast:) Kannan Raghavan The Big Toad Films Pte. Ltd.
RAID solution for documentary editing
by Alexandre Brandt 2 years ago
Hello fellows, Thinking about storage solutions for large documentary project, I need some advice. I will be editing a feature documentary where the footage is in different formats located in over 9 d
Re: RAID solution for documentary editing
by Kevin Rag 2 years ago
Hey Alex, Go with RAID 5. You lose the capacity of one drive. But you still get good speed and redundancy. That is, even if you lose one drive, you don't lose any data. It is automatically rebuilt. I'
Hardware query
by Nicholas Lean 2 years ago
Advance apologies if this seems a rather rudimentary question. I am finally moving over to Mac for both editing and grading softwares having never used Apple before. I have been predominantly a Vegas
Re: Hardware query
by Kevin Rag 2 years ago
An iMac with an i7 processor would be better for editing. Pretty much a requirement:) Kannan Raghavan The Big Toad Films Pte. Ltd.
HyperDeck Studio playback
by Kevin Rag 2 years ago
Hi everyone. I've been eyeing the HyperDeck studio for a while. My main purpose is to export files (ProRes 422) from my NLE (FCP X or PrPro CC 2017) on to SSDs and playback using the HyperDeck. I know
Re: HyperDeck Studio playback
by Kevin Rag 2 years ago
Thanks a lot Bob:) Kannan Raghavan The Big Toad Films Pte. Ltd.
xdcam transfer El Capitan
by Donal Glackin 2 years ago
Sorry if this has already been addressed but just wondering if anyone knows of Xdcam Transfer Drive getting an update for El Capitan, Old laptop kicked the bucket a week ago so had to buy new but been
Re: xdcam transfer El Capitan
by Kevin Rag 2 years ago
I use Catalyst Browse now. This is Sony's update to XDCAM transfer. Kannan Raghavan The Big Toad Films Pte. Ltd.
Best DSLR Bag for travelling?
by Pedro Lino 2 years ago
Hello everyone, I'm looking for a large bag where I can comfortably fit all my DSLR gear (camera, lenses,tripod, shoulder mount, etc) no bigger than cabin luggage, so I can take it with me in airplane
Re: Best DSLR Bag for travelling?
by Kevin Rag 2 years ago
Check out Peak Design. Well designed products. Kannan Raghavan The Big Toad Films Pte. Ltd.
How Should We Set Up Our External Storage?
by Amy Blaisdell 2 years ago
We are looking for a 24TB raided drive to store footage for a documentary. About 30% of the footage stored on the drive would will be 4K. I was thinking that we shouldn't spend the extra $$ on a solid
Re: How Should We Set Up Our External Storage?
by Kevin Rag 2 years ago
Just adding to what Bob said. GTechs are great. I've been using GRAIDs for 6 yrs now with no complaints. Caldigits are good too but I've stopped buying their products as they are not available from lo
Interested in buying Black Magic URSA
by Phillip Knapp 2 years ago
So the past couple years I've been working with the Sony NX5U and the boss man says to look into potentially a new better camera. I've heard great things about Black Magic and the price range is great
Re: Interested in buying Black Magic URSA
by Kevin Rag 2 years ago
Hey Phillip. Did you end up buying the Mini Your thoughts Kannan Raghavan The Big Toad Films Pte. Ltd.
OT: And then there is this...
by Scott Witthaus 2 years ago
Avid cutting costs people AGAIN. http: www.betaboston.com news 2016 02 29 avid-technology-slims-down-again Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Br
Re: OT: And then there is this...
by David Mathis 2 years ago
I prefer the interface as is in Resolve. Avid seems to be from the dinosaur age when it comes to that. Just my honest opinion. Yes, I did use the "D" word. Your eyes do not deceive you.
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Ultrastudio mini monitor unusable in fcpx
by Steven Sanders 2 years ago
I'm not sure if this has been adressed in another topic, but here is my problem. I'm working on episodical drama in fcpx. For that I use prores HQ footage straight from an Alexa. This footage has been
Re: Ultrastudio mini monitor unusable in fcpx
by Kevin Rag 2 years ago
Am having a lot of crashes using the Ultrastudio Express with FCPX. If I turn off the AV output, it's fine. So, i think it is the drivers causing the issue. Hope BM address this issue soon. Kannan Rag
BlackMagic Ultrastudio not seen by Adobe Premiere on Macbook Pro
by Barny Green 2 years ago
I'd like to play from the timeline back to a P2 deck using the following... BlackMagic Desktop Video Utility 10.4 BlackMagic UltraStudio Express (via Thunderbolt) Adobe Premiere 9.2.0 Macbook Pro OSX
Re: BlackMagic Ultrastudio not seen by Adobe Premiere on Macbook Pro
by Kevin Rag 2 years ago
Hi Barny, Go to Playback preferences in PrPro and choose Blackmagic playback foe both audio n video. Make sure you have the right settings in the BM preferences in System Preferences. I use the same s
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