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Kevin Rag

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December 14th 2010
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Video not importing with .MOV file
by Andrew Crittenden 3 days 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
Re: Video not importing with .MOV file
by Kevin Rag 3 days ago
Can you open the file with QT player K
Release of DaVinci Resolve 14.1
by Peter Chamberlain 7 days 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 5 days 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 3 weeks ago
I have a lot of fun animating otherwise boring stills... https: youtu.be jE5enHiXbXs
Re: parallax effect (2.5D)
by Kevin Rag 3 weeks ago
Nice:) Always wanted a plugin that did this... K
Camera Upgrade
by Peter Balser 1 month 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 3 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 2 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 4 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 3 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 4 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 4 months ago
I copy all the footage onto my working drive first though. K
Title Software
by David Mayer 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 months ago
And Red Giant have one too. Kannan
Lowering volume
by Keith Vickers 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 months ago
Lol!:) Kannan Raghavan The Big Toad Films Pte. Ltd.
Green Screen Problems with Final Cut Pro X
by Jonathan Palmer 9 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 9 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.
Software to create a "simple" slideshow?
by Stephen Pickering 10 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 9 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 10 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 10 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 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 10 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 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
Re: HyperDeck Studio playback
by Kevin Rag 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 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
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.
So, did you do any early Christmas shopping?
by David Mathis 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
Yaaay! Well done Simon:) 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
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 3 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 3 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
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