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Kevin Christopher

Member Since:
June 6th 2003
214 Posts
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Alex Mini LF Files
by Kevin Christopher 1 month ago
I was handed a batch of Alexa Mini LF mxf files. These are the new ProRes 444 in a MXF container. I could import all of the smaller files, but one was 671 GB. It simply gave me an error and would not
Possibly corrupted KiPro file won't open; what can I do?
by Mark Suszko 7 months ago
I have a 71 gig KiPro recording that seems to be corrupted in some way; I couldn't open it with FCPX, Compressor, Premiere, MPEG Streamclip, or the can-opener of can-openers, VLC. The memory module's
Re: Possibly corrupted KiPro file won't open; what can I do?
by Kevin Christopher 6 months ago
I have used aeroquartet many times for just this reason. https: aeroquartet.com Download their little app and let it do it's thing. They will then build a custom routine to recover it. Kevin
Premiere Pro CC assistant editing workflow question (coming from FCP 7)
by Bill Hilferty 2 years ago
Hi, A little background: I am working on a documentary as an assistant editor currently tasked with logging footage. The directors are overseas shooting and I am in the US receiving footage and loggin
Re: Premiere Pro CC assistant editing workflow question (coming from FCP 7)
by Kevin Christopher 2 years ago
jumping in a little late, but I have some insight into doing this efficiently. what we do is run 2 premiere projects. The assistant has a logging project that is versioned twice a day. The Editor has
Mini Monitor 4K Scaling
by Kevin Christopher 3 years ago
So in one of my suites I decided to try out s Mini Monitor 4K. If all you work with is 16:9 1080, or UHD everything is fine, but if you have a different aspect ratio the output is squashed in Premiere
Re: Mini Monitor 4K Scaling
by Kevin Christopher 3 years ago
Edit 1 Should have specified: Mac OS 10.12.3 Blackmagic Desktop Video 10.8.5 Premiere Pro CC 2017 11.0.2
New Storage Network
by Kevin Christopher 3 years ago
OK I am looking to create a new Storage network NAS SAN, and I am looking for recomendations. I have looked at these so far: SNS Promax Platform Archeon Tiger Small Tree Prices are all over the map, f
Re: New Storage Network
by Kevin Christopher 3 years ago
So.. What would Bob do I have a budget. It's OK but I want to get the most bang for the buck so not cheap, but not Stratospheric. I would like to stay between 25K and 50K oh and I want it to just work
Adobe CC 2016.3 update
by Chris Paul 3 years ago
As usual, be careful with updates and do not do them unless you have plenty of time to troubleshoot and never during a project. In my case, the latest Sapphire plugins do not work, scratch discs were
Re: Adobe CC 2015.3 update
by Kevin Christopher 3 years ago
I've been posting there in my own thread: https: forums.adobe.com message 8880516#8880516 Everyone says it's a PC AMD Issue. I'm on a MAC I went ahead and posted a video in the same section Kevin
Apple discontinues support for Quicktime on windows
by Kevin Christopher 4 years ago
Apple is discontinuing support for quicktime on windows. How will this effect Premiere http: www.macrumors.com 2016 04 14 apple-ending-quicktime-windows-support
Re: Apple discontinues support for Quicktime on windows
by Mitch Jordan 4 years ago
I tried deleting Quicktime 7. However, when I opened Premiere, it lost many of my old Quicktime movies in the timeline. I tried to relink them, then I got an error message and the clips were deleted.
Cutting long form with Premiere Pro CC
by Tom Cooper 6 years ago
Hi everyone. We are a small indie with 6 edit suites, currently cutting on FCP 7.0 but looking to switch to Premiere. We've done some small tests on short (5-10min) films and everything seems to be go
Re: Cutting long form with Premiere Pro CC
by Kevin Christopher 5 years ago
So I am running a Mac Pro 4, 8 core with 24 GB ram, 500GB System SSD, Nvidia 680 with 4GB, and OSX 10.9.2. My drive Array is a SAS Cineraid 16 bay rack mount that I have portioned into 2 raid 5 setups
Time to replace the drives in my raid
by Kevin Christopher 6 years ago
Well the last of the Seagate 1 TB drives gave up and I can't get anymore for free. There is only one drive manufacturer I even consider now, HGST. My question is there seems to be a new line of drives
Re: Time to replace the drives in my raid
by Kevin Christopher 6 years ago
That must have happened in the last month, because they are listed on the 2014 line card. Also there website is still up and running as HGST. I know that WD bought them, but I thought they were operat
Ki Pro Corrupt File
by Ryan McAfee 6 years ago
This is now a second time we have had this issue. We have the Ki Pro Mounted as the primary record deck in a mobile production trailer. When we bring the footage back from the trailer the footage is c
Re: Ki Pro Corrupt File
by Kevin Christopher 6 years ago
I am a little late to the party, but I have had this happen before. The problem is just as Gary sated. the file did not close correctly. It's a real pain to fix, but most of the time it is recoverable
aja kona 3 firmware
by Jan Klonowski 6 years ago
hi guys, iv got an used kona 3 but got some problems unsing avid and scratch, mazze from the assimilate mentioned firmware update. unfortunatly i cant find any updater for this, i use driver version 1
Re: aja kona 3 firmware
by Kevin Christopher 6 years ago
You have newer Firmware than I do, but older drivers. I run both mac and PC via boot camp. on the mac there is a firmware updating application. If memory serves me correctly on the PC side the driver
Kernel Panics with 10.4.5
by Eric Sternberger 6 years ago
Hi, wanted to give Premiere CC a test drive. Which is on a MacPro 1,1 with an Ati 5870 and a Kona 3 running Lion. It was running ok (smooth playback, ok scrubbing) but I had Audio problems (crackling,
Re: Kernel Panics with 10.4.5
by Kevin Christopher 6 years ago
I have the 10.4.4 driver on a Mac 2,1. It has 32 bit efi so no 64 bit kernel. My Audio drops, pops and generally is un useable. I have totally disabled my Kona card in premiere pro because of it. I'm
No Compressor preference files, "this computer" missing in cluster list
by Remington Swales 7 years ago
I have installed Compressor and when I go to submit my jobs the only option I have under "Cluster:" is the virtual cluster I created through Qmaster. I have no option to select "This Computer" as my c
Re: No Compressor preference files, "this computer" missing in cluster list
by Kevin Christopher 6 years ago
Very weird. This just happened to me too. A little google, and a Cow, and WaLa! Problem solved. Reboot was the most important step. Kevin
Mac Pro GPU/Memory/CPU/etc Expandability
by Jacob Brown 6 years ago
Why does everyone assume that none of these things are expandable changeable If you look at http: www.apple.com mac-pro there is a very prominent "unlock" button that allows the chases to open and sli
Re: Mac Pro GPU/Memory/CPU/etc Expandability
by Kevin Christopher 6 years ago
Yeah it will look pretty cool with all those rectangular expansion boxes hanging off of it to put my red rocket and Kona card in. Makes racking them in the machine room a nightmare. Kevin
Calling Dr. BOB! formatted raid
by Kevin Christopher 8 years ago
One of the vampires who works here formatted one of the raids last night. Luckily he stopped the moment he realized what went wrong. What is the best course of action for recovery Mac OSX 10.6.8 Arecc
Re: Calling Dr. BOB! formatted raid
by Kevin Christopher 8 years ago
Yeah it sucks, but the whole thing could have been avoided if if if ... Too many if's This really points out to me how simple the hfs file system really is. Ive always been able to recover ntfs an fat
AJA Kona 3 with Davinci Resolve
by Danielle May 8 years ago
Hi, I was wondering if anyone has used the AJA KONA 3 card with Davinci Resolve software for HD monitoring. I don't need to export to and from tape, I just need to be able to see what I am working on
Re: AJA Kona 3 with Davinci Resolve
by Kevin Christopher 8 years ago
The thing is the original version of resolve worked with the Kona out of the box. BMD is the one who has discontinued this feature. Kevin
oh good god, people. *DON'T PANIC*
by John Calhoun 8 years ago
I see all this as the normal Apple SOP; introduce a new product and evolve it over time. Remember when people complained that the iPod didn't have this or that when it came out; same with the iPhone,
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Re: oh good god, people. *DON'T PANIC*
by Kevin Christopher 8 years ago
John A. Calhoun "Of course as a professional, you *never, never, EVER* jump on a 1.0 product for mission critical work. You wait for at least few dot releases or for 2.0 when all of the kinks are wor
Pro DVD Authors please read
by Lee McGowan 9 years ago
Hi all, I am a newcomer submitting a post to this forum, although l have for many years throughout my uni & working life found tips techniques here that have really helped. Great job guys! I am not su
Re: Pro DVD Authors please read
by Kevin Christopher 9 years ago
I dealt with this a year or so ago with a client. Luckily they had plenty of lawyers on staff to paper the hell out of them and they went away. It's a pain to deal with. I am surprised they are still
I had a dream...
by Eric Jurgenson 9 years ago
I had a dream last night about the new Final Cut Pro. The big new feature was "true" collaborative editing, with laptops and desktops daisy chained via Thunderbolt. Media could sit anywhere on the net
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Re: I had a dream...
by Kevin Christopher 9 years ago
Mine was - "They've gone to plaid"
metalan server - impressed to say the least
by Adam Berk 9 years ago
We're just in the process of setting up a gig-e connected nearline storage server using metalan server and metalan clients as a method for us to keep finished projects online for a few weeks after com
Re: metalan server - Answered my own question
by Kevin Christopher 9 years ago
Both have products named the same thing. Duh!!
Ki Pro and wireless control
by David Smith 9 years ago
Has anybody gotten wireless control of a Ki Pro Anybody If you have gotten it to work I would love to know how, and I bet AJA would too. I'm attempting to access an Airport Extreme base station. Ki Pr
Re: Ki Pro and wireless control - WORKING!!!
by Kevin Christopher 9 years ago
I have found that anything that is remotely related to a MAC has a hard time using WEP and the passphrase depending on what router is used. You end up using the 26 character alpha numeric code to make
AJA plugins for Adobe "Fails to Install"
by Myron Lenenski 9 years ago
Does anyone know why this might be happening Just trying to get all my Kona presets working with CS4....haven't needed it until today. Client is bringing a project to conform.
Re: AJA plugins for Adobe "Fails to Install"
by Kevin Christopher 9 years ago
Yes they are. Kevin
KI-PRO stops recording
by Shane Hunt 9 years ago
Hello, We have started using the Kipro in our satellite and fiber transmission facility. Our main use of the Kipro is to have a back up record of our transmissions in case we need to do a re-feed. But
Re: KI-PRO stops recording
by Kevin Christopher 9 years ago
AJA Sales Department "The SSD modules are of course unaffected by vibration, but the spinning units (250GB and 500GB) can be affected by extreme vibrations or high decibel situations where a spinning
Cineraid Edit Pro X
by Richard Dee 10 years ago
I'm glad to see this new forum. I have been researching drives on the Cow and Reduser forums, and came up with this solution. I'm thinking of going with Cineraid Edit Pro X 16TB rackmount raid. It com
Re: Cineraid Edit Pro X
by Kevin Christopher 10 years ago
I have one on the way. The Hardware is the same as the iStorage pro, Maxxdigital, and others, except they use an areca raid card instead of the atto. I will report back. Kevin
P-2 XML Files messed up
by Kevin Christopher 10 years ago
For some reason I have got some p-2 xml files that are corrupt. I have confirmed all of the MXF files are intact and in the right folders, but I can not get these files to come in to FCP
Re: P-2 XML Files messed up
by Kevin Christopher 10 years ago
Using OS X 10.5.8. Thats what I am doing, but nothing opens in the window. perhaps I could zip the xmls up and send them to you. Kevin
Does SDI to HDMI Converter support Deep Color?
by Kevin Christopher 10 years ago
I've searched the forum and the blackmagic web site and can not find the answer to the above question. Anyone got a defenative asnwer Kevin
Re: Does SDI to HDMI Converter support Deep Color?
by Kevin Christopher 10 years ago
Can somebody from black magic just tell us Kevin
QT's exported are too bright
by Kevin Christopher 11 years ago
I have been fighting this issue every since I switched to Final Cut. When I export a QT from Final cut studio (6.0.3) The resulting QT is so much brighter and washed out it is unusable. I have confirm
Re: QT's exported are too bright
by Kevin Christopher 11 years ago
I have done this already. They still seem a little blown out in the whites, The problem is I send H264 files for approval all the time. If the viewer is not on a Mac that pref is not there, and I cons
FCP Crashes after audio Adjustments
by Kevin Christopher 11 years ago
This is happened to me multiple times this morning. I adjust and Audio level node of a nested sequence, and then I get the beach ball of death. I have the latest of everything according to auto update
Re: FCP Crashes after audio Adjustments
by Kevin Christopher 11 years ago
It Works here too, but after a couple of these, or tweaking and re-tweaking I just get the Beach Ball O' Death. Kevin Christopher Mac's Don't Crash!! ...
BD-R version 1.0 or 1.1
by Doug Beal 12 years ago
Hello All Does anyone know if Encore builds BD-R version 1.0 or 1.1 or both Pertains to playback on a Sharp Aquos Blu Ray player which only plays version 1.1 Disks play fine on our Sony BPD S300 after
Re: BD-R version 1.0 or 1.1
by Kevin Christopher 12 years ago
Are you talking about Profile 1.0 vs. Profile 1.1 If you are then a player that plays profile 1.1 would have to play profile 1.0. Profile 1.1 only adds extra capabilities like picture in picture. Curr
They're going to take my BM card right in the middle of a big project!
by David Eells 13 years ago
And swap it with a Kona! The brief: I'm in the middle of a 2-hour doc that was shot using DVCPro HD and capture using FireWire. Production Services insists that we capture using SDI, but so far they h
Re: They're going to take my BM card right in the middle of a big project!
by Kevin Christopher 13 years ago
If you are using FCp then the answer is yes. Kevin
Losing Preview monitor in AE
by Kevin Christopher 13 years ago
I keep losing the preview monitor while in AE. I am doing a lot of roto work and have to page up and down a lot. Ithe NTSC monitor just freezes after a while, and I have to close and re-open AE. AE 7.
Re: Losing Preview monitor in AE
by Kristian Lam 13 years ago
Kevin Christopher "I keep losing the preview monitor while in AE. I am doing a lot of roto work and have to page up and down a lot. Ithe NTSC monitor just freezes after a while, and I have to close a
Batch Capture and Changing what is captured
by Kevin Christopher 13 years ago
I just got through logging an hour of footage, and noticed that some of my clips are set for audio only. So I thought double click and change it, but this option is greyed out. Any way to change them
Re: Batch Capture and Changing what is captured
by Adam Fischer 13 years ago
Try a search of the archives in this forum. I had the same problem and found the solution on here but now I can't remember how I did it!
Quicktime Not Capturing Correctly On Xena card
by InnoWestern 13 years ago
I already posted this in the Xena forum: We are using a Xena LS card in a dual 2.4 Xeon running Windows XP. I wanted to try Quicktime capture in Premiere Pro 2.0 so I installed the trial version with
Re: Quicktime Not Capturing Correctly On Xena card
by Kevin Christopher 13 years ago
Check my response on the XENA Forum Kevin
Audio Reference level - more numbers & less frustration.
by Neil Ryan 14 years ago
Am I the only frustrated by the lack of marking on FCP's audio meters a mark at -20 would be REAL helpful, as our broadcast stuff requires a reference level of -20dB. I'd love it if the number of mark
Re: Audio Reference level - more numbers & less frustration.
by Kevin Christopher 14 years ago
Turn on the tone generator on your dvw-500, and you will see it is set to -20db in unity. As far as I know the broadcast standard for digital video is -20db for tone with peaks not above -10db. All ot
Brodcast audio level
by PInner 14 years ago
Is there a standard audio level to set bars and tone and your main video clip to for brodcast I have been using the "normalize" audio which makes a clip peak at just below zero, is that acceptable or
Re: Brodcast audio level
by Kevin Christopher 14 years ago
and I wish everyone would adhere to this. I deal with broadcast masters on a daily basis, and I get stuff from editors all over the US, and I would say that only 10% come in right. People aren't tough
Internal colour depth for FCP
by Paul Curtis 14 years ago
im considering moving back to macs from PCs and FCP would be one of the main reasons. However i'd be doing a fair amount of grading and compositing. PP2.0 claims 32bit linear colour space, which is id
Re: Internal colour depth for FCP
by Kevin Christopher 14 years ago
I feel your pain. I do lots of compositing and color correction, and my clients are asking why haven't you moved to final cut Answer is I can do all that I can do in my old app. I am even ebarassed to
HDV codec with drivers?
by Dan RAPAPORT 14 years ago
hello, I'm trying to see my footage captured (in HDV with a decklink and finalcut) on windows XP. I can't, he doesn't see the compressor Am I doing something wrong Should I have the decklink card in t
Re: HDV codec with drivers?
by Kevin Christopher 14 years ago
We ran into this same issue earlier this week. The only place a QT-HDV File works is on a mac with FCP 5.0. Not even a mac with QT 7 can read the video from this file. We have searched High and Low fo
Not your normal Decklink Question (Hey Luke!!)
by Kevin Christopher 14 years ago
Well we have been running our decklink card for a week streaming telecine sessions over the net. Problem is it needs to be reset every couple of hours. So my streaming service guy said check your driv
Re: Not your normal Decklink Question (Hey Luke!!)
by Kevin Christopher 14 years ago
Windows streaming service Runs more reliably in server 2000 or server 2003 than on XP. I am not even sure you can load the streaming service in XP. Then Iwould have to have 2 boxxes just to stream tel
Blackmagic Design release version 5.1 for Windows update Blackmagic Design release version 5.0 for MAC and Windows updates
by Matt Dowling 14 years ago
Hi Everyone, V5.1 for Windows is now available on the support page from the Blackmagic Design website. This update addressed the AMD CPU issue in v5.0. We also made some optimizations in general and f
Re: Blackmagic Design release version 5.1 for Windows updateBlackmagic Design release version 5.0 for MAC and Windows updates
by Kevin Christopher 14 years ago
Gleb "Another bug: Shift image down after apply any realtime effect or transition." Thats Funny. That is the very same bug I found in speed razor when they switched to the AJA card. Here is what we f
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