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Ken Jones

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Video freezing while in TRIM mode
by Ken Jones 4 years ago
Whenever I go into trim mode, the video freezes. I can hear the audio but the video just sits on a freeze frame. When I exit trim mode everything returns to normal. In other words - I can hear the aud
Re: Video freezing while in TRIM mode
by Ken Jones 4 years ago
"Turning off Composite Preview During Trim" was the first thing I tried. It did not work. Turning off my external view worked. I use Blackmagic and tried updating to their latest drivers but it did no
Ripple Trim Previous Edit Stops the Playhead bar
by Dani Garcia 4 years ago
Hi, PPR is an amazing NLE, one of the reasons are Ripple Trim Prev Edit "On the Fly" which means you can edit while you are playing the footage. First time ever a NLE can do that. AMAZING! But PPR 201
Re: Ripple Trim Previous Edit Stops the Playhead bar
by Ken Jones 4 years ago
I think I am having this same problem. I trim the old-fashioned way (using the trim window a la Avid) and the video freezes but I can hear the audio. Is this the same problem you are having
Auto-Save not working / only so many save files???
by Jeff Friah 4 years ago
Hi - had an interesting issue yesterday. I SWEAR the auto-save was coming up on the screen as expected (for me, every 2 minutes). I had an application crash and when I went back to open an auto-save..
Re: Auto-Save not working / only so many save files???
by Ken Jones 4 years ago
Yes I did check by the Date Modified. It's weird because some projects have this problem while others do not. My project that has this problem is an older, long-form project that was started a few mon
Digitizing VHS Tapes - The Right Way
by Johan Barnard 4 years ago
I've seen a lot of really poor tutorials and explanations for digitizing VHS tapes. I'd like to gather some information from professionals regarding how they would handle such a project, and how they
Re: Digitizing VHS Tapes - The Right Way
by Ken Jones 4 years ago
The company I used to work for had a JVC BR-S622DXU VHS deck that had a TBC with noise reduction and component outputs. This model here: http: pro.jvc.com prof attributes features.jsp model_id=MDL1000
How long would it take you to cut a six-part documentary series?
by Tom Vaughan-Mountford 4 years ago
Hoping this is not too off-topic, I'm thinking many of you guys cut long-form projects and may be able to offer some insights. I specialise in cutting commercials, with short corporate work making up
Re: How long would it take you to cut a six-part documentary series?
by David Roth Weiss 4 years ago
Have the transcripts done by pros, and with timecode. It's not cheap, but the ROI on transcripts is invaluable. Keep in mind, that every person working on the project can have a copy of the transcript
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Do you set white balance before recording or in premiere?
by Tommy David 4 years ago
I have always used a grey card before recording and never messed with it in post. However, not having to take that grey card out sometimes on the run and gun might be useful. Will I see any big differ
Re: Do you set white balance before recording or in premiere?
by Jon Doughtie 4 years ago
What Blaise said. All things being equal, most video recording formats just don't have the "maneuvering room". Video isn't stills in RAW. Apples and Buicks. They're just different, and video requires
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Premiere Pro 2015.0.1 released
by Steve Connor 4 years ago
Just noticed a PPro update has appeared, is this the first bug fix release of 2015
Re: Premiere Pro 2015.0.1 released
by Ken Jones 4 years ago
Here's a list of bug fixes: http: blogs.adobe.com premierepro 2015 07 premiere-9-0-1.html
Nikon D5300 color and brightness variation in video
by Jaeson Jrakman 4 years ago
So I'm shooting video with a Nikon D5300. I've played around with a variety of F stop and ISO settings, and still seem to be getting this problem. Basically, I have a painted metal object, kind of shi
Re: Nikon D5300 color and brightness variation in video
by Ken Jones 4 years ago
I shoot with a Nikon D800. A couple of things to check: 1. Make sure you are shooting in Manual mode. The camera dial on the top of the camera should be set to "M". 2. Check the menu to make sure your
Why does Premiere only crash when I am trimming?
by Ken Jones 4 years ago
Trimming. It is always trimming. Premiere never, ever crashes unless I am trimming. And I am talking about trimming the old-fashioned way a la Avid using the trimmer window. When I used FCP7 (1998-201
Re: Why does Premiere only crash when I am trimming?
by Ken Jones 4 years ago
I wouldn't hold my breath. I edited with FCP between 1998-2013 and always had this same problem with FCP and three different Blackmagic Decklink cards. But while crashing while trimming occasionally h
Long term storage, what's your solution?
by Dustin Parsons 5 years ago
I've been freelancing for the past year and have amassed about 5TB worth of projects that I need to clear off my work drives to make room for future projects but I currently don't have a long term bac
Re: Long term storage, what's your solution?
by Andrew Kimery 5 years ago
Chris Borjis "We backup this way but every drive uses the same rated power supply to avoid that. Lacie drives in particular are known to have identical pinout connectors but different amperages. bad.
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green screen emergency !!!
by hamed amini 5 years ago
I have a problem with using green screen and chroma key. as you can see in the picture no matter what I do, I always have a green line beside my shoulders and head and I cant have a perfect green scre
Re: green screen emergency !!!
by Jeff Pulera 5 years ago
If possible, position yourself farther from the green background to minimize the green spill reflecting onto your head and shoulders. Putting a small light above and behind talent can also help to pro
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10.9.3 newMacPro GPU broken
by Oliver Peters 5 years ago
Apparently issues with 10.9.3 and the new Mac Pro. Supposedly breaks GPU support with Premiere Pro and Resolve. http: forum.blackmagicdesign.com viewtopic.php f=3&t=22661 - Oliver Oliver Peters Post P
Re: 10.9.3 newMacPro GPU broken
by Ben Silberfarb 5 years ago
Hi Kevin, I am aware of the issues with Resolve and believe they are related. It seems that Apple has effectively made their flagship computer unusable for video production (at least for those not usi
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Our Tascam DR-40 Really Hosed Us
by Dan Brockett 5 years ago
I recently flew about 1,200 miles to shoot a high profile series of interviews for the digital promotion of a feature film. Used a couple of 5D MKIIIs, Tascam DR40 for audio. Begged studio for a sound
Re: Our Tascam DR-40 Really Hosed Us
by Ken Jones 5 years ago
I have seen this happen when a unit is powered down before the "Stop" button is pressed to finalize the file. Is it possible the DR-40 was powered off or the battery ran out before the file was closed
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Scrubbing in Premiere Pro CC with Ultrastudio Express?
by Ken Jones 6 years ago
How do you scrub audio in Premiere Pro CC using an Ultrastudio Express I was able to scrub using the system sound from the headphone jack, but I cannot figure out how to get it to work through the Bla
Re: Scrubbing in Premiere Pro CC with Ultrastudio Express?
by Ken Jones 6 years ago
I figured it out. I had selected "Blackmagic Playback" for my Audio Device. In order to hear audio while scrubbing you also need to have "Blackmagic Playback" selected for your Video Device. This make
Exporting reference movie not working
by Ken Jones 6 years ago
I am having the exact same issue as this person did and it looks like he never found a solution: http: forums.creativecow.net thread 8 1168672 When I go to export a reference movie, FCP makes it a sel
Re: Exporting reference movie not working
by Ken Jones 6 years ago
Thanks for the reply Shane. I am familiar with rendering before exporting. Everything is rendered. The only parts that required rendering were the two or three titles in each sequence. There are no gr
Exporting Reference Movie NOT working
by Bryan Singer 7 years ago
Hi Folks! Was wondering if there's a solution to this problem (or reset option). I've been editing on FCP for close to 10 years now, so I hope I'm not a luddite :) When I try to export a self-containe
Re: Exporting Reference Movie NOT working
by Ken Jones 6 years ago
Did anyone ever find a solution to this issue I have been having the exact same problem for about a month now. Today I have to output about 2 hours of sequences. And yes I have tried deleting my prefe
DSLR dilemma
by Jim Makichuk 6 years ago
I'm new to DSLR, Canon 60d. Have lots of experience with Sony HVR cameras (with cassettes) and am forcing myself into this new thing. I've learned that audio on 60d is awful and that I need a separate
Re: DSLR dilemma
by Ken Jones 6 years ago
I own a pair of Nikon D800 DSLRs. The D800 will roll for 20 minutes without stopping. I generally stop start while the interviewer is asking a question. I shoot with both at the same time and get exce
Nikon D3100 Video is really giving me a hard time...
by Slade Mitchell 6 years ago
Hey all- I recently upgraded from a point and shoot to the D3100 by Nikon in order to improve my video making qualities. However, every time I go out and shoot, without fail, the light parts of my foo
Re: Nikon D3100 Video is really giving me a hard time...
by Ken Jones 6 years ago
The Neutral setting won't look all that different on the camera LCD. You will notice the difference when you transfer the file to your computer. I like the D800 a lot, but my background is shooting co
Been Using Adobe for Over a Decade - I'll Never Go CC
by Carl Sollenberger 6 years ago
I always upgraded my Adobe simply because I loved the software and enjoyed keeping current. It was about fun - not necessity. I liked Adobe back then. New versions excited me. Now, not so much. For st
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Re: Been Using Adobe for Over a Decade - I'll Never Go CC
by Dustin Lawhorn 6 years ago
Ridley Walker "Todd, I've read this several times in this forum and have no idea where it originated. That's why I said it was rumoured. However, my faith in Adobe doing the right thing for its custo
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Why are "top handles" so expensive?
by Ken Jones 6 years ago
Subject line says it all.
Re: Why are "top handles" so expensive?
by Joseph W. Bourke 6 years ago
There's one more company to throw into the mix - although they're in China, and the shipping isn't cheap, the quality of the products they sell is outstanding: http: www.coollcd.com coolrig-handles_c9
Best way to secure 3.5mm cables?
by Ken Jones 6 years ago
I shoot primarily with a Nikon D800 DSLR. I have a Shure FP33 that has two 3.5mm jacks for stereo Tape Out and Monitor In. I use the XLR outs to record to a Tascam DR-40. The 3.5mm Tape Out feeds the
Re: Best way to secure 3.5mm cables?
by Ken Jones 6 years ago
I hadn't thought about using a short M F extension cable. That might actually do the trick. I could tie off the female ends to the PortaBrace mixer bag as a strain relief and then shouldn't have to wo
Nikon D7100 - flat image
by Ann Bens 6 years ago
I recently bought a Nikon D7100. I have a AF-S Nikkor 18-200 VR, Nikkor 50mm 1.4D and a Nikkor 60mm 2.8D macro. What setting (picture style controle) should I use to get a flat image for shooting vide
Re: Nikon D7100 - flat image
by Ken Jones 6 years ago
I shoot with the D800. Use the "Neutral" setting. If you use the "Standard" setting your blacks will be crushed. I have been shooting with the D800 for over a year now and own two of them. I recently
Nikon D7000 --- Battery Charger and Battery
by David Rehm 6 years ago
hello, This week, for the first time, I have let my battery (Nikon EN-EL 15) drain completely empty. I then charged it using the Nikon MH-25 Quick Charger and timed the charge. Hence the word "quick"
Re: Nikon D7000 --- Battery Charger and Battery
by Ken Jones 6 years ago
I have that same Pearstone charger and it works really well. I don't think it is any faster than the supplied Nikon charger, but I mainly like the fact that when I am on the road I can go to bed at ni
Feathering
by Steve Tamou 6 years ago
How can I feather just one side of the picture When I use the feather option in the motion tab (under crop) it feathers the whole picture (all sides). I just want to feather one side. Thank You.
Re: Feathering
by Ken Jones 6 years ago
Did you try to search this forum for the word "Feather" http: forums.creativecow.net thread 8 1159878#1159878
clips become unlinked when dragged to timeline
by Dan McGuire 9 years ago
Folks, for some reason, when I drag a clip from a bin to the sequence, it is automatically unlinked. I have to select the video and 2 tracks of audio to move it, and I cannot relink the clips (using c
Re: clips become unlinked when dragged to timeline
by Dennis Leppell 9 years ago
I don't remember if it's a default on the botton bar or not, but.... Look for a little icon in the upper right corner of the timeline...it should look kinda like a paperclip with some little dashes co
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Final Cut Pro 7.0.3 and Canon 5D mark ii. Need assistance setting up! Please.
by Kaushal Srivastva 6 years ago
Hello, It's my first day here. I'm about to do some editing on FCP 7 and I'm shooting with a 5D MK II. I just added a clip to the timeline, FCP asked the settings to match... & i click yes. And starte
Re: Final Cut Pro 7.0.3 and Canon 5D mark ii. Need assistance setting up! Please.
by Ken Jones 6 years ago
FCP cannot handle native H264 media in real time. You need to transcode all your footage to a format that FCP can work with (such as ProRes 422) before you start editing.
Getting 24p to look good on DVD
by Casey Petersen 7 years ago
Many people love DSLR technology and have been shooting 24p to get the film look everyone seems to love. I shoot 24p on Canon 7D and 60D (convert to ProRes using Philip Bloom's MPEG Streamclip workflo
Re: Getting 24p to look good on DVD
by Ken Jones 7 years ago
Regarding the flicker: the problem is introduced when scaling from HD (1920) to DVD (720). If you are using Compressor to compress your media to m2v, turn Frame Controls on, and change the Resize Filt
Anyone know where I can purchase this After Effects template?
by Ken Jones 7 years ago
Apologies for the urgency. Client wants it now... I have attached an example of the After Effects template I am trying to locate. I have not been able to find it yet and was wondering if anyone recogn
Re: Anyone know where I can purchase this After Effects template?
by Ken Jones 7 years ago
Thanks for the replies. I previously scoured Video----Hive (great resource!) and other AE template sites to no avail before posting. I was just hoping that somebody here might recognize this particula
Building an Editing Suite: Room and Lighting
by Chris Tarroza 8 years ago
My employer is moving offices and is renovating a brand new editing suite for little old me in our soon to be new studio. It's an ad agency so no one really knows what a professional editing suite loo
Re: Building an Editing Suite: Room and Lighting
by Ken Jones 7 years ago
I bought the desk about seven years ago so I really don't remember how the legs are attached or if I had any problems assembling the desk.
slot options for Decklink HD Extreme
by Ken Jones 8 years ago
I have a Mac Pro 2 X 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon. It is about 3 years old. Currently, I have my Blackmagic Decklink HD Extreme in slot 4 (top slot). My display card is in slot 1 (bottom slot). I want
Syncing up two cameras with FREE RUN TIMECODE
by Dylan Murphy 8 years ago
Hi. So does anyone know the best way to sync up two cameras with Free Run timecode. I would prefer not to use multiclip, I would like to have the two cams on V1 and V2 also the cameras cut throughout
Re: Syncing up two cameras with FREE RUN TIMECODE
by Ken Jones 8 years ago
In my experience, every camera's internal clock will run at a slightly different speed. This means that as the day progresses the cameras' time codes will drift further apart - just like no two digita
Staying over a layer with depth sorting.
by Eric Marte 8 years ago
Now I'll try to make this as clear and rational as I can. What I want to know is, if it's possible for an object to always stay above a layer (they're all 3D layers mind you) but still move as if they
Re: Staying over a layer with depth sorting.
by Walter Soyka 8 years ago
Eric Marte "What I want to know is, if it's possible for an object to always stay above a layer (they're all 3D layers mind you) but still move as if they're in a 3D layer (proper parallax)." Putting
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FCP is sluggish while editing or saving project
by Chuck Purnell 8 years ago
I am sure having an issue with FCP 7 being kind of sluggish while editing. I am working on a HD project on my Macbook Pro. Most of the footage I am using is on my 4TB Caldigit HD and I have more foota
Re: FCP is sluggish while editing or saving project
by Ken Jones 8 years ago
Did you install the ProKit update I started having these same issues immediately after the update. I first noticed the spinning beach ball in Compressor, but have also had the same video playback prob
Anyone have issues after ProKit update?
by Jim Blokland 8 years ago
Hello COW-ers: After updating the ProKit via Software Update last night, this morning my 3 TB Hitachi drive decided not to mount. I could see the drive in Drive Utility, but couldn't mount or repair i
Re: Anyone have issues after ProKit update?
by Ken Jones 8 years ago
I have noticed that Compressor started "hanging" immediately after I installed the ProKit update. Anything I do in Compressor takes about 10 seconds for the screen to refresh. I get the spinning beach
Why oh why? Why me, why today? - A story of a day in life with unexpectedly quitting FCP.
by Jari Kykkänen 8 years ago
Interesting (and catastrofically annoying) problem that causes FCP to quit unexpectedly. Please, feel free to put your 10 cents on the table... Basic problem description: A project is unstable on the
Re: Why oh why? Why me, why today? - A story of a day in life with unexpectedly quitting FCP.
by Ken Jones 8 years ago
I have been working on a series of 4-5 minutes videos all week. FCP has been crashing 5-6 times a day. Perhaps something got broken in a software update
Sony HVR-V1U / 1080i60_29.97 means true 29.97 or 23.98
by Anhtu Vu 9 years ago
I'm working with a director who shot on the Sony HVR-V1U. She can't remember the settings used during shooting. After importing ( via firewire ) in FCP 7, the clips show 1080i60 @ 29.97 but if i remem
Re: Sony HVR-V1U / 1080i60_29.97 means true 29.97 or 23.98
by Ken Jones 9 years ago
If you play back the the tape in the HVR-V1U it should show all that info on the flip-out display.
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Giving Up
by Mike Maloney 9 years ago
I have just about given up on capturing anything more than by using "capture now" on the BSR-50 Deck using a JVC GY-HD110 camera. More than 2 clips and the machine just won't read time code any contin
Re: Giving Up
by Ken Jones 9 years ago
You can view some of my previous posts. Even though I use a different deck and capture card it might shed some light on your situation. http: forums.creativecow.net thread 8 1007581#1007581 http: foru
Audio problem JVC GY-700 more info
by Jeff Heck 9 years ago
Earlier I posted I was having sound issues with my GY-700. I sent the camera in to JVC for a look, here's what happened. I got a call from them. They had to replace the rear or main cooling fan due to
Re: Audio problem JVC GY-700 more info
by Ken Jones 9 years ago
I had a similar problem about ten years ago with a Sony PVW-2800. The deck kept making a "static" or "pop" sound that would intermittently appear during playback or recording. We tried replacing the a
JVC ProHD Log and Transfer Plugin
by Ken Jones 9 years ago
Does the "JVC ProHD Log and Transfer Plugin" allow you to convert to ProRes while ingesting into FCP I shot a seminar with two JVC cameras (GY-HM100 & GY-HM700). I edited the 1.25 hour sequence in the
Re: JVC ProHD Log and Transfer Plugin
by Ryan Mast 9 years ago
I can't use the plugin -- I'm on a G5, not an Intel system. However, from what I understand in the manual, the log and transfer process only re-wraps the XDCAM EX video from the MP4 container into a Q
Trying to edit Vixia HFS 10 in FCP
by Sean Meehan 10 years ago
Hello All, I've recently been given footage from the Vixia HFS 10 HD cam, and I'm running into issues with FCP being able to handle the files. I know that I either need to convert it using a software,
Re: Trying to edit Vixia HFS 10 in FCP
by Ken Jones 10 years ago
I do not know if this is true, but I had heard it needed to be 6.0.6 for AVCHD to ProRes. Why don't you go ahead and run software update to upgrade to the most recent version of FCP 6 It doesn't cost
BM update wipes out easy setups?
by Ken Jones 10 years ago
I have noticed that every time I update my Blackmagic drivers all of my saved easy setups disappear from the easy setup list. All of my saved easy setups are still present in the FCP User Custom Setti
Re: BM update wipes out easy setups?
by Kristian Lam 10 years ago
Hi Ken, Final Cut Pro stores the easy setup lists in cache files and the only way to get it to update is to blow away those cache files after a software update. However, if you want your easy setups t
Why isn't there a "non-HQ" ProRes codec?
by Ken Jones 10 years ago
In FCP the Apple ProRes 422 codec is not available. These are available: Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) Apple ProRes 422 (LT) Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) This not available: Apple ProRes 422 Am I missing somethin
Re: Why isn't there a "non-HQ" ProRes codec?
by Joshua Helling 10 years ago
Thanks for the input on that. I will register that in our bug system as a request. However, I will say that the HQ codec has been the default (in our Easy Setups) since ProRes came out. You have alway
preset preview
by picxsee 13 years ago
Hiya i have the same prob as this dudes previous post (below), and cant figure out how to fix it: "Im using after effects 7.0 in Windows XP pro. In Effects and Presets panel, I go to Browse Preset to
Re: preset preview
by Ken Jones 10 years ago
I am using CS3 and have never been able to get my preview panel to work either. After some searching I found this response: "check whether Quicktime is configured correctly. Check the hardware acceler
Producerr trying to decide...Final Cut Pro or Avid ?
by Chip Rives 11 years ago
Apologies if this has been covered ad nauseum.......... I've spent 15 years producing pieces in post-houses with my own editors. I'm finally at a point, where I can, and need to do some of my off-line
Re: Producerr trying to decide...Final Cut Pro or Avid ?
by Ken Jones 11 years ago
I have never worked with FCE, but my understanding is that FCE: 1. will not batch capture 2. will not work with any formats beyond DV, HDV, and AVCHD.
BitVice problem
by Ken Jones 11 years ago
Please help ASAP. My client needs 25 DVDs by tomorrow morning (26 January, 9:00 A.M. -6GMT). After days of trying to make a clean DVD using Apple Compressor & Squeeze, I downloaded and tried out BitVi
Re: BitVice problem
by Ken Jones 11 years ago
You cannot post at the BitVice forum until they approve your account. I got a response from tech support. I needed to change my frame size to a height of 480. That fixed it. But, I did learn that whil
BMD update 6.8.4
by David Cheok 11 years ago
Is anyone else having a problem with the latest firmware update When i update the drivers firmware, my LCD output screen keeps flashing on off and the OSD shows intermittent connection via the HDMI. S
Re: BMD update 6.8.4
by Ken Jones 11 years ago
I could not install 6.8.3. I reverted back to 6.8.1. I had to pull my Decklink HD Extreme card in order to get my Mac Pro to even start up without the flashing screen and the shut down warning. It see
The Convergent HD Connect SI
by Mike Gilligan 11 years ago
Bob, You did a review of the Convergent HD Connect some time back. I got the HD Connect SI running into an AJA iO box, and it does control the deck, but when capturing, it can take a minute or more to
Re: The Convergent HD Connect SI WHAT DO I DO NOW
by Ken Jones 11 years ago
Michael - did you ever get a chance to check out the AJA VTR Xchange Application utility
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