Question about Micro Converter: HDMI>SDI by Mike Healey 2 weeks 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
Multiple Problems with Final Cut by Ryan Neuman 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 3 weeks ago Just came across this today: http: doddlenews.com samsung-ships-30tb-ssd-drive Has anyone really started shooting in 8K resolution
Brillant...or insane? by Mark Suszko 2 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. :-)
Sony A7S II vs. Panasonic GH5S by Brenden Villalobos 2 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 2 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
Is the Adobe Creative Cloud debate dead? by Neil Sadwelkar 2 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
Get Additional Transitions by Lauren Kaiser 3 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 3 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 4 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 3 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
Video not importing with .MOV file by Andrew Crittenden 4 months ago Hello, I can't seem to get the video to import with this file. Only the audio gets imported. Info: Premiere Pro cc 2017 iMac 27 inch 3.1 GHz intel core i5 16GB The video is 1280 x 720 Apple Prores 444
Release of DaVinci Resolve 14.1 by Peter Chamberlain 4 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
Camera Upgrade by Peter Balser 5 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 4 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 5 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
Promise editing 4K files by Michael Jones 5 months ago Just recently I've had an issue with editing 4K files on my iMac. Never had this problem before...when I'm playing back clips in the timeline, the playhead stops, the video in the program window freez
Re: Promise editing 4K files by Kevin Rag 5 months ago I notice two things straight away. 8GB ram is not good enough for editing. At least 16 GB required. On a desktop, I d go 48GB. Never edit off your internal OS drive. The system already has to run your
OT: How do you present work-in-progress? by Walter Soyka 6 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 6 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 6 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
Chromatic? by Steve Connor 8 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 7 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 7 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
Title Software by David Mayer 9 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 9 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
video noise reduction plug in by Craig Alan 10 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: Looking for DaVinci Resolve 14 training by Kevin Rag 11 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.
RAID solution for documentary editing by Alexandre Brandt 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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
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
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
Resolve 12.5 as NLE by Oliver Peters 2 years 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 2 years 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 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
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.
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
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