Compressor 4.1 and MyCometG3 x264 by Keith Pratt 6 years ago This should probably go in the Compression Techniques forum, but I expect it'll get more views here... Has anyone been using (or found themselves unable to use) the MyCometG3 QuickTime Plugin with Com
Re: Compressor 4.1 and MyCometG3 x264 by Keith Pratt 6 years ago Reading StreamingMedia's Compressor 4.1 First Look has put me off... If this is accurate I can't feel confident of getting consistent results. Surely that's fundamental to any encoding software !
Dreamcolor LP2480zx on OS X 10.6.3 by Justin Heitman 9 years ago Hi All, I am trying to calibrate my new Dreamcolor LP2480zx. I can do this if it is connected directly in to the DVI out of the Mac, but, I want to have it connected via my Decklink HD Extreme card -
Re: Dreamcolor LP2480zx on OS X 10.6.3 by Keith Pratt 8 years ago Sorry to butt in but can you tell me where to find this updated kernel I've never been able to get past the USB not connected message in 10.6, so have been booting 10.5 any time I wanted to calibrate,
Forum names by Steve Connor 8 years ago Is it time for a rename of the forum yet Or alternatively renaming the FCPX techniques forum just FCPX Is the " techniques" part of the name putting off people from general discussion about FCPX over
Re: Forum names by Steve Connor 8 years ago Just the kind of answer I would expect from you David, I make a perfectly reasonable set of comments and you bring it back to your own tired agenda. Don't you dare accuse me of trying to tell people w
Baselight for FCP by Walter Soyka 8 years ago Baselight for FCP link is now available for sale. Is anyone considering this, or is it too late Walter Soyka Principal & Designer at Keen Live Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design,
Is anyone actually using FCPX? by Taron Ghazaryan 8 years ago I know some people here are asking questions about FCPX meaning they're using it. I tried to edit a small project in it and I regret it. What would have taken me 4 hours to do is taking me over 2 days
Re: Is anyone actually using FCPX? by Jeremy Garchow 8 years ago Tony Silanskas "I will say, the organizing of large projects should become much much easier." That's how I see it too. I had actually been using Fcp7 with a keyword solution for some time. I had p2fl
To all the FCP-X Cry-Babies by Aaron Cadieux 8 years ago "Wah! Wah! Apple's going to make it easier for an ameature to do my job. Wah! Wah!" That's what all you crybabies sound like. Get over it. It's not the tools you use to make the edits that matter. It'
Why FCPX isn't called iMovie Pro by Chris Jacek 8 years ago Again, I might be stating the obvious, but they couldn't actually call the product "iMovie Pro" and charge $300 for it. This is the same reason they couldn't officially EOL Final Cut Pro. I think the
Re: Why FCPX isn't called iMovie Pro by Keith Pratt 8 years ago J Hussar: "I won't call you what I feel like calling you after that rank insult to Chris - your last name covers it, thankfully." Thanks. I can see that's the kind of level-headed guy you are. I came
An Open Letter Apology - FCP X Fourm by Greg Burke 8 years ago Greetings All, I would like to take this time and write a letter of Apology to all Cow Members in this forum. I was recently contact by a colleague and told me my attitude in the forums was unacceptab
It's business... not personal by Mark Raudonis 8 years ago To continue the metaphor... If the pro features we all know should be there are there in six months, I'll know that I have a partner. Mark PS. We all know what Michael did!!!
HD (1-1-1) Color Profile by Anthony McAfee 9 years ago Using the 7d after export from Final Cut I looked at the information panel and noticed a new description that read color profile HD (1-1-1). What is this I also noticed this on a file exported that wa
Final Cut Pro X Pro Users Only?? by Alexander Higgins 9 years ago I feel like a lot of praise for Final Cut Pro X is coming from ProSumers and Fan Boys. Seriously, I have a company and we have invested in 10 suites for FCP for editorial and lots of other things. Wha
Re: Final Cut Pro X Pro Users Only?? by Keith Pratt 9 years ago Matthew Sonnenfeld: "2) Currently you are allowed to put one license of FCS3 on one desktop and one laptop using the same disc. Will you need to pay for this individually on each computer you put it o
New Final Cut Pro Touch Screen Interface by Jason Jenkins 9 years ago My psychic powers are telling me that the new Final Cut Pro will be fully touch screen interface capable and that said interface will be shown at the supermeet. Jason Jenkins Flowmotion Media Video pr
What to use when we stop using Final Cut by Will Eccleston 9 years ago I learned on AVID Media Composer 6.5.3 in 1997. I am the kind of person who constantly hones his workflow, and my AVID workflow was razor-sharp. To that end, when I was forced to start using Final Cut
Rename .mov to .m4v or .mp4 ??? by Jeremy Mayhew 9 years ago I'm a bit confused about something. I generally compress my videos with the H.264 codec in a .mov wrapper. A client is requesting I use "itunes settings" in MPEG Streamclip, which seems to have the .m
AJA and Thunderbolt by Dane Cannon 9 years ago I noticed that AJA is listed as one of the companies that is already planning on supporting and implementing Thunderbolt. Any AJA reps out there that care to comment on its implementation Is this an H
decklink HD extreme and HP dreamcolor by klaus rodahl 9 years ago Ok, tried this in the color forum, and i see it's been asked here too, but not really answered (answer was that all decklink outputs YUV from the HDMI...): can the decklink HD extreme be used with the
Re: decklink HD extreme and HP dreamcolor by Keith Pratt 9 years ago You don't need the HDP2 if you have the LHi. LHi will output genuine progressive RGB over HDMI, converting YCbCr to RGB, 1080PsF to 1080p and 1080i50 to 720p50. (I have the Dreamcolor and LHi.)
Uploading 20 Gb. of raw footage? by Paulo Jan 9 years ago Hello: Sorry for posting this "OMG I'm in an urgent situation please help me" question, but... I'm in an urgent situation. It turns out that we've been tasked with recording a series of interviews (he
Re: Uploading 20 Gb. of raw footage? by Keith Pratt 9 years ago Paulo Jan: "However, my understanding was that the deinterlacing in Compressor didn't simply discard one field, as most crappy deinterlacers do, but did blend both fields to create the new image." It
Print to DVD - missing feature? by Bob Cole 9 years ago Just in case (1) I'm missing something inside FCP or (2) anyone from the Apple FCP development group reads this forum: I was in a tv station the other day and saw something on their Edius system that
Re: Print to DVD - missing feature? by Keith Pratt 9 years ago Wayne Carey: "Apple is sliding way behind the curve in Pro Apps development." Aperture and Logic are also Pro Apps, and they're both 64-bit and certainly not lagging behind their peers. (Just worth a
FCP & Compression by Matt Campbell 9 years ago In FCP when exporting using Quicktime Conversion, you can export to MPEG-4. Which is pretty much the same as exporting using Quicktime Pro. There, you have the option of using H.264 Video Format for M
Re: FCP & Compression by Keith Pratt 9 years ago If your preference is to encode in Compressor, I'd recommend what Walter suggested above. Compress to a MOV in Compressor, then do a batch 'Save As' in MPEG Streamclip to rewrap to MP4. Steve Eisen: "
Video Levels for Canon EOS 7D by Rui Coutinho 9 years ago Hi !! I have to edit some footage generated by Canon EOS 7D on Avid Media Composer 5. What video levels should I choose, REC 709 or RGB levels Thanks!!
Re: Video Levels for Canon EOS 7D by Keith Pratt 9 years ago Chris Wright: "all web browsers use sRGB for video images" Safari, the latest Firefox, Chrome and IE9 all have varying levels of built-in colour management; others none at all. But that's for images,
Thoughts on upcoming 4/3 inch cameras by Michael Moser 9 years ago I'm looking over the specs of the Sony F3 and the Panasonic 100 and I conclude that it's an interesting world we live in. I got my hands on the Panasonic and am duly impressed...In our world the DVX a
Re: Thoughts on upcoming 4/3 inch cameras by Keith Pratt 9 years ago Noah Kadner: "I'd be investing in a high end set of lenses. Something like the Zeiss compact primes. Then you can roll with whatever the body camera du jour happens to be." The thing is, at 18mm, the
Online file sharing by Aaron Stella 9 years ago Our corporation currently uses an FTP site for large file transfer to external companies; however, as we grow, this is becoming a less effective solution, especially to non-technical clients. I am loo
Re: Online file sharing by Keith Pratt 9 years ago Can't offer any conclusions at this juncture, but I've just started looking at using Amazon S3 CloudFront for this kind of thing...
HD-SDI 8-bit to 10-bit Ki Pro by Craig Meadows 9 years ago Just curious technically what happens when you feed the 8-bit signal out of a camera capturing to 10-bit ProRes on a Ki Pro. You obviously have a 8-bit original source and you can't increase the bit s
Re: HD-SDI 8-bit to 10-bit Ki Pro by Keith Pratt 9 years ago Just to expound upon what Jeremy's said: I think I'm right in saying HD-SDI is necessarily 10-bit. The only question is whether it is a genuine 1024 gradations or a "padded" 256 (8-bit). The three piv
Bicubic smoother vs. sharper by Eric Holzapfel 9 years ago Hello All, I posted this under a similar post, but no responses. I have scanned 35mm slides at 4000dpi. I plan to print some of these at around 300 dpi or so. So, am I enlarging the image, or making t
Re: Bicubic smoother vs. sharper by Keith Pratt 9 years ago Eric Holzapfel: "I know that a famous photog and artist (Robert Wiengarten) makes prints as large as 40x60! I am trying to find out what dpi is digital images are captured at, and what he prints at."
Is it time for a RAID? by Cody Walters 9 years ago A week ago I know nothing about RAID systems. After burying myself in these forms, and a lot of googling, I'm wondering if it's my time to purchase of an 8 bay RAID from CalDigit. Specifically the HD
Re: Is it time for a RAID? by Keith Pratt 9 years ago I wouldn't think of RAID as "backup protection" more like downtime protection. Whether you work from a RAID or not, you're playing with fire if you don't have backups kept at a another location. With
Anybody Using Kona for Audio Out? by Keith Pratt 9 years ago Can anybody comment on using the analogue outs from a Kona card (specifically the LHi) to monitor audio I'm particularly interested in D A quality. I'm not expecting the world but if it's subpar I'd p
x264 Encoder GUI by Keith Pratt 9 years ago I'm looking for a GUI for the x264 encoder. I've been reading up on the basic principles (I-, P- and B-frames, CABAC versus CAVLC, etc.) but I'm not looking to become a master compressionist. So I'm l
So what is the average internet speed? by Craig Seeman 9 years ago Every compressionist has to consider what they believe is the typical download speed of the targeted viewer in order to target a reasonable data rate. Ookla, one of the industry standard speed test si
Recent Evaluation of Main Encoders? by Keith Pratt 9 years ago Hello. Does anybody here have any links to recent evaluations of the main encoders I've had a quick look over some that are a year or two old but figure these might not be representative of the curren