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Kevin Rag

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Chromatic?
by Steve Connor 4 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks ago
I copy all the footage onto my working drive first though. K
Title Software
by David Mayer 2 months 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 2 months 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
PP & UltraStudio Express
by Tim Phillips 3 months ago
Hi all, I saw a similar question on this forum, but mine is slightly different. Sorry for the extra post. Is anyone successfully using a BM UltraStudio Express with Premiere Pro I'm on a new iMac runn
Re: PP & UltraStudio Express
by Kevin Rag 3 months ago
Hey Tim, I'm using a BM Ultrastudio Express with my MBP. Been using it for over 4 years. It works like a charm. As I understand, you plug in the analog out XLRs from the breakout cable into the Mackie
video noise reduction plug in
by Craig Alan 3 months ago
Is NEAT still the best plug in for video noise reduction Anything built it - don't see it in effects. Imacs (i7); Canon 5D Mark III 70D, Panasonic HPX250P, FCP X 10.3, teach video production in L.A.
Re: video noise reduction plug in
by Kevin Rag 3 months ago
And Red Giant have one too. Kannan
Lowering volume
by Keith Vickers 3 months ago
I have a movie on my timeline with an audio track. I have laid some short audio clips over the top of certain parts of the original audio. Can any wise member advise on how I can go about lowering the
Re: Lowering volume
by Kevin Rag 3 months ago
Place the position bar over the audio clip and go to audio clip mixer and adjust the slider to get the desired volume. Playback from the previous clip to make sure the volumes are a good match. Kannan
Will pay for support for keyboard setting files, cloud sync, and work space prefs
by Eric Merklein 4 months ago
Willing to pay - I am trying to locate support for Premiere Pro 2015 and 2017. I really need guidance in keyboard settings, preferences export import, and cloud syncing. Many thanks.
Re: Will pay for support for keyboard setting files, cloud sync, and work space prefs
by Kevin Rag 4 months ago
On a Mac, go to your home folder-Documents-Adobe-PremierePro-11.0-Profile(Mac or User name)-here you'll find the .kys file. Kannan
AVCi100 mxf Growing file in Premiere 2017
by Jamie McGee 4 months ago
Hi. We are currently using Tools On Air Just:In to ingest growing files for Premiere. The preferred format is AVCi100 in mxf wrapper. Since Premiere 2014, we have struggled with the performance of AVC
Re: AVCi100 mxf Growing file in Premiere 2017
by Kevin Rag 4 months ago
I just tried it. Same problem. When loaded in the source monitor, just shows a freeze of the first frame. When I stop recording and the file is closed, no problems. But growing files don't work. Both
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Looking for DaVinci Resolve 14 training
by Svetlana Katsnelson 4 months 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 4 months 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.
PAL to NTSC audio dilemma...
by Tom Turner 4 months ago
Can anyone help I'm trying to convert a short, shot at PAL 25fps, to NTSC 23.976fps for stateside screening. I want to maintain quality as much as possible, so I've conformed the video using AE (and u
Re: PAL to NTSC audio dilemma...
by Kevin Rag 4 months ago
For over 20 years, I've always done frame rate conversions through a hardware box like a Teranex. No problems whatsoever. I always found software conversions problematic. If you can find a facility wh
Resolve 14 install succeeds but fails after the initial product screen
by Michael McCune 4 months 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 4 months 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
CHALLENGED! Making transition from FCP7 to FCPX
by Jerry Jones 5 months ago
I've been working in FCP7 (and prior) for over 15 years. Two things to request: 1) For those of you who have been on this journey, what are the 3-5 most important things you had to learn to help you m
Re: CHALLENGED! Making transition from FCP7 to FCPX
by Kevin Rag 5 months ago
Couldn't edit my earlier post. I forgot to mention that I use a ton of plugins. I go crazy whenever a sale is on. Am waiting for the NAB sales specials:) Kannan Raghavan The Big Toad Films Pte. Ltd.
Automate slide show picture duration to music?
by Bob Thompson 5 months ago
Been a while since I've done a slide show. I could have sworn that there was an option to automatically match the duration of pictures on the timeline to the length of the song. Maybe that was in Enco
Re: Automate slide show picture duration to music?
by Kevin Rag 5 months ago
Lol!:) Kannan Raghavan The Big Toad Films Pte. Ltd.
Green Screen Problems with Final Cut Pro X
by Jonathan Palmer 6 months ago
Hello All, I am working on a project and I'm having some challenges working in Final Cut Pro X. I have an image with a subject against a green screen. Unfortunately, the green screen and the subject w
Re: Green Screen Problems with Final Cut Pro X
by Kevin Rag 6 months ago
Hawaii keyer is worth every penny you omy for it. Like others said, it has saved a lot of time and headaches for me:) Kannan Raghavan The Big Toad Films Pte. Ltd.
Best "grunge" effects for fcpx? opinions?
by Jim Kehoe 6 months ago
hey guys! making a music video and wanted some cool grunge effects similar to this video (i know they did most in after effects motion): https: youtu.be BaACrT6Ydik I am green-screening the video so j
Re: Best "grunge" effects for fcpx? opinions?
by Kevin Rag 6 months ago
I heard about this too and get most of my plugins from FX Factory or motionvfx. Kannan Raghavan The Big Toad Films Pte. Ltd.
Video Playback issues
by Julie DeHaan 6 months ago
I'm having an issue with playback in premiere pro cc. The video playback is playing at about half speed, but the audio is playing fine. When i hit the spacebar, the audio sounds totally normal but the
Re: Video Playback issues
by Kevin Rag 6 months ago
Like Shane said, underpowered machine. i7 is much, much better for video editing. At least 16 GB RAM. 24 is better. I'd recommend a more powerful 4 GB GPU. And, are you playing footage form your inter
Looking for a good chroma key plug in to deal with hair
by Lawrence Eaton 6 months ago
I've seen Phyx and Hawaiki and was wondering if anyone would add voice to this Reason: interview to blue screen with LOTS of hair (they could donate to me!) Many thanks Lawrence
Re: Looking for a good chroma key plug in to deal with hair
by Kevin Rag 6 months ago
+1 to what Jeff said. Hawaiki keer inside FCP X is a great tool. The presets are usually good enough for a good key, but you can tweak the settings to get an amazing end product. Totally worth the cos
Apple Mac Pro for increased render speed?
by Tim Williams 6 months ago
I'm thinking of upgrading my system to increase render speeds in Premiere Pro & After Effects I'm currently using an iMac 27" 3.2gig intel core i5, 32gig memory, 3tb Fusion drive & SSD external drive.
Re: Apple Mac Pro for increased render speed?
by Kevin Rag 6 months ago
And if you can wait one more month, MBPs and iMacs would be upgraded with faster processors:) If you can't wait, then like what Dan says, go with the best specced iMac 5K 27". Kannan Raghavan The Big
Reducing Flicker from lighting
by Amber Sanders 2 years ago
Hi there, I have some footage that was filmed 25p 1 50 shutter on a canon 5d mkiii in a 50z area. I think the lighting was slightly out of the 50hz range so i have lighting flicker on the footage. I h
Re: Reducing Flicker from lighting
by Kevin Rag 6 months ago
I usually use FCP X or PrPro but had to use Avid a few months back at a client's place. There is a flicker removal filter in MC that works really well. AM not sure if it was a third party plugin or a
Software to create a "simple" slideshow?
by Stephen Pickering 7 months 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 6 months ago
I second Jim's suggestion. iPhoto is really simple to use and super fast:) Kannan Raghavan The Big Toad Films Pte. Ltd.
Does anyone use AJA, BlackMagic Design or Matrox products?
by andy patterson 7 months ago
I was just wondering if anyone else uses 3rd party hardware from AJA, Matrox or Blackmagic Design If so what products do you use Do the products work well with your software of choice What are the pro
Re: Does anyone use AJA, BlackMagic Design or Matrox products?
by Kevin Rag 7 months ago
Hey Andy, I'm currently using a BlackMagic Ultrastudio express. Use it with both FCP X and PrPro CC2017. Am using a two year old driver for it though as BM's latest drivers didn't work as well. I've u
RAID solution for documentary editing
by Alexandre Brandt 11 months 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 7 months 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 10 months 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 9 months 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 10 months 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 9 months ago
Thanks a lot Bob:) Kannan Raghavan The Big Toad Films Pte. Ltd.
xdcam transfer El Capitan
by Donal Glackin 1 year 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 11 months 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 1 year 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 11 months 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 12 months 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 11 months 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
Resolve 12.5 as NLE
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
I'm sure by now a number of you have been playing with Resolve 12.5 beta as an editing tool. Since it's the closest to a hybrid between a traditional track-based editor and FCPX, what are your thought
Re: Resolve 12.5 as NLE
by Kevin Rag 1 year ago
Read bot parts 1 & 2. Pretty useful insights. Bought the Ripple tut too. Getting started on Resolve on my next project. Kannan Raghavan The Big Toad Films Pte. Ltd.
Interested in buying Black Magic URSA
by Phillip Knapp 1 year 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 1 year ago
Hey Phillip. Did you end up buying the Mini Your thoughts Kannan Raghavan The Big Toad Films Pte. Ltd.
So, did you do any early Christmas shopping?
by David Mathis 1 year ago
While waiting for an announcement on Color Finale, which should be huge, I decided to do a little early shopping this year. Just purchased Slice X along with Track X from Coremelt last week. Bought a
Re: So, did you do any early Christmas shopping?
by Kevin Rag 1 year ago
Just bought Plural Eyes 4 and Film Convert Pro bundle both at 25%off:). Will have to buy RX5 too, this month's deal is pretty good. Kannan Raghavan The Big Toad Films Pte. Ltd.
Remember the Asymmetrical Dissolve Debate?
by Charlie Austin 1 year ago
Simon and Co. have just solved that. :-) Really cool plugin! https: www.youtube.com watch v=ej6LT1pMlcc ------------------------------------------------------------- My FCPX Babbling blog "It is a poo
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Re: Remember the Asymmetrical Dissolve Debate?
by Kevin Rag 1 year ago
Yaaay! Well done Simon:) Kannan Raghavan The Big Toad Films Pte. Ltd.
OT: And then there is this...
by Scott Witthaus 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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
Great new filter a real time and frustration saver
by Don Scioli 2 years ago
This is not an ad nor do I have anything to do with this company, but I just installed CrumplePop's new filter EchoRemover and I have to say it worked like a charm. As you all know, echo recored in a
Re: Great new filter a real time and frustration saver
by Kevin Rag 2 years ago
Yep:) I bought their previous plugin Audio Denoise. It helped me with a few projects. When they released this, bought it immediately. Saved the audio on my last project. Am sure isotope RX5 can do a l
I'm running a RAID 5. Do i need to leave free space?
by Noam Osband 2 years ago
I've connected four different four TB drives in a RAID 5. This gives me 12TB to play with. I'm editing video with it. I know normally with hard drives you want to keep free space on drives. Do I need
Re: I'm running a RAID 5. Do i need to leave free space?
by Kevin Rag 2 years ago
Hi Noam, I've read that drive performance drops after the drive is 50% full. I usually never go more than 50-60% on my working drive. I backup completed projects onto a spare drive. Kannan Raghavan Th
A thumbs up for OWC Thunderbay IV Raid 5 edition
by Mark Dobson 3 years ago
Just wanted to congratulate OWC on an excellent Raid 5 solution based around the softRAID 5 software. For someone like me with very little experience of working with Raids it has been an easy task to
Re: A thumbs up for OWC Thunderbay IV Raid 5 edition
by Kevin Rag 2 years ago
Hi Paul, RAID 5 is probably the best for video editing. RAID 0 is faster, but if one drive fails, you lose all your data. All drives act as one big drive in RAID 0. Whereas in RAID 5, even if one driv
Baselight
by David Mathis 2 years ago
Anyone in here have experience with Baselight I have thought about it, just expensive at this point. Hoping they make an edition for Final Cut Pro X, not sure if that will happen. I do like Resolve bu
Re: Baselight
by Kevin Rag 2 years ago
Hi David, I used to grade in Resolve quite a lot until a while back. Ever since I bought color finale for FCPX I finish most of the grading within FCP. Am not sure if this was helpful in anyway, but I
Video Editing Setup on a Budget?
by Jake Russ 2 years ago
Hey, so I'm a high school student who is very interested in video editing. I do work at my local tv station, and have done editing for several short films. I'm needing to upgrade some of my equipment
Re: Video Editing Setup on a Budget?
by Kevin Rag 2 years ago
I use a Logitech mouse with extra buttons to which I've assigned frequently used shortcuts. This is a wired mouse. I always liked wired ones, you don't have to worry about the battery running out. You
whats are main drawback of resolve 12 for editing?
by Ricardo Marty 2 years ago
Why is it not ready Ricardo Marty
Re: whats are main drawback of resolve 12 for editing?
by Kevin Rag 2 years ago
Hi Gabe, Are you running Resolve 12 on a PC And what GPU are you using mate Am about to buy my next workstation. Been a Mac user for over 19 yrs. Thinking about switching to a PC. S@#t scared:( Kannan
Headset Recommendations for ATEM Camera Converters
by Joe Christensen 5 years ago
Hello, What headsets are folks using with the ATEM Fiber Camera Converters We currently use cheap PC headsets but the audio quality in a live sports arena is very poor. Thank you, Joe Christensen Blaz
Re: Headset Recommendations for ATEM Camera Converters
by Earle Nichol 2 years ago
Hey Joe Just wondering what headsets you ended up going with for the ATEM Camera Converters I found some gaming ones,but they don't look that solid...any suggestions much appreciated. thanks! Earle Co
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FCP X Summitt in San Jose
by Bill Davis 2 years ago
So tomorrow it begins. Thursday is settle in. Friday is at Apple for the FCP X briefing (no cameras or phones alowed!) Friday night is the Supermeet. Saturday and Sunday classes. This should be fun! K
Re: FCP X Summitt in San Jose
by Bill Davis 2 years ago
Michael Hadley "Don't know why AAPL goes to such lengths to hide their team and commitment to the pro community events like the one you describe help us all justify our commitment to the FCPX platfor
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Installing MC on a system with PrPro CC and FCP X
by Kevin Rag 2 years ago
Hi guys. Would love to hear your views on this. I'm a long time editor currently using PrPro CC and FCP X. I started out on the MC. One of my clients is asking me to get MC now. I use MC two weeks a y
Re: Installing MC on a system with PrPro CC and FCP X
by Kevin Rag 2 years ago
Thanks for the detailed response Neil. Good to know that your MC runs on the latest OS fine. After reading Shane's post, I checked Avid's support page. Says that the latest version has not been tested
FCP 10.1 transition plug ins
by Sherril Schlesinger 2 years ago
Hi Guys, Anyone out there recommend any great 3rd party TRANSITION plug ins for FCP 10.1 I used to have a great set of transitions for FCP 7 but haven't seen anything comparable for X. Thanks Sherril
Re: FCP 10.1 transition plug ins
by Kevin Rag 2 years ago
Motionvfx.com's simple pack is pretty neat. Red Giant universe is good too. Kannan Raghavan The Big Toad Films Pte. Ltd.
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First camera recommendations? $2000 budget
by Erin Smith 2 years ago
I'm an editor looking to get into making my own shorts and want to buy a camera. I have a $2000 - $3000 budget for getting the body and initial lenses, and any initial audio equipment I'd need. I've w
Re: First camera recommendations? $2000 budget
by Kevin Rag 2 years ago
Since Canon came out with C100 Mark 2, you can get really good deals on the C100 Mark . It is still a very good camera. You could start out renting lenses, and buy a few primes along the way. p.s: I'm
Budget IPS monitor for grading
by Michael Lewis 2 years ago
I was wondering if anyone had suggestions on a budget monitor for color correction. I've owned the dell U2410, the U2412, U2413, and the hp zr2440w and zr24w. They have served me fairly well in the pa
Re: Budget IPS monitor for grading
by Kevin Rag 2 years ago
If you're not planning to capture and looking for a video I O only for monitoring, check out UltraStudio Mini Monitor from BlackMagic. https: www.blackmagicdesign.com products ultrastudiothunderbolt W
Long time editor's frustration with FCPX
by David Berez 2 years ago
Long time reader, a very rare poster. First off, thanks to the Cow Community. Without a doubt the most impactful change in my 30 plus years of editing is the online communities. Its not hard to rememb
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Re: Long time editor's frustration with FCPX
by Kevin Rag 2 years ago
I get you Steve:) After moving to FCP X and PrPro CC from legacy, had to edit a project on MC. Jeez. This was after being a MC editor till 2002. The interface looked so old. Ancient. Felt like I was u
Is there any point in upgrading MacPro early 2009
by Kevin Rag 2 years ago
Hi guys, After freelancing for a long time I finally set up an edit studio. I use a early 2009 MacPro with 24GB RAM, Quadro 4000, ATI HD 5770, Caldigit VR external eSATA RAID (RAID 0,I know, not ideal
Re: Is there any point in upgrading MacPro early 2009
by Kevin Rag 2 years ago
Rich, Jason, Thanks for taking the time to chime in:) Will look into getting an iMac5K soon. Cheers Kannan Kannan Raghavan The Big Toad Films Pte. Ltd.
Growing files in PremierePro
by Kevin Rag 2 years ago
Hi guys. A long time FCP 7 user switched to PrPro CC and FCP X. For the kind of work I do most, I import growing files (QT ProRes 422) into PrPro and edit. In FCP 7, you don't have to set any preferen
Re: Growing files in PremierePro
by Trevor Asquerthian 2 years ago
What are you using to capture the growing files (EVS, Softron or PictureReady or another ) I think the refresh is related to redrawing waveforms and storing them as PEK files, I'm not sure there's muc
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Travel to China with gear
by Michael Cline 2 years ago
Hello, So I just landed my dream freelance gig. Heading to China in a few weeks to film a documentary, well it's more of a corporate style video wrapped up in a doc, but that's okay. I've read through
Re: Travel to China with gear
by Kevin Rag 2 years ago
Hi Michael. I've travelled to China a lot on work. I usually carry my editing MacBook Pro, another MBP for GFX, two external thunderbolt RAIDs, video I Os, a drone for aerial filming, all the chargers
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