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LUTs won't export on applied clips
by Nicholas Johnson 7 years ago
So I just downloaded LUT buddy and found these cool instagram-like LUTs that *apparently* should work with Premiere. I loaded and applied one, looked great, and then went to export my sequence and it
Re: LUTs won't export on applied clips
by Marcello Mazzilli 2 years ago
Ok.. solved it. Simple.. You need to copy .CUBE files from the LUT folder in Premiere to the LUT folder in Media Encoder. siRoma di Marcello Mazzilli Corporate video productions in Italy www.siroma.co
Premiere CC 2014.1 Project Manager
by Michael Ron 5 years ago
Hey, I work in a post-production facility and we are having some problems with the Project Manager. The latest update, where they redesigned the Project Manager tool solved the previous issues (long G
Re: Premiere CC 2014.1 Project Manager
by Marcello Mazzilli 4 years ago
The whole PROJECT TRIM part seems to be full of bugs... A TRIM PROJECT operation might result in success but then opening the trimmed project you will find total crap.. with things moving around and t
Video director and producer looking for jobs in Austria
by Marcello Mazzilli 5 years ago
Hi, I am a British Italian director and producer (http: www.vimeo.com mazzilli). I would like to move to Austria in the fore coming month and so I would like to start some collaborations in this count
Best / simplest audio solution into ATEM Television Studio?
by Mark Slocombe 7 years ago
Just got TV Studio for conference meeting webcasting, Using XDCAM EX1 cameras - SDI into Atem for video. We have 2 Sennheiser K66 boom mics. Am thinking simplest audio solution using our kit is to plu
Re: Best / simplest audio solution into ATEM Television Studio?
by Marcello Mazzilli 6 years ago
Yes.. this is what i don't entirely get.... ATEM is basically a 6 input device so in theory I could use Wirecast for "effects" (PIP and so) and for sound delay... but you're telling me it's chunky.. s
Removing Audio Channels From MPEG HD (MXF) in Rhozet Carbon Coder
by Chris Faiers 7 years ago
Hello First time post so I hope its not to badly written out. I am having to set up a transcode preset in Rhozet Carbon Coder where the output is a 1920 x 1080 P @ 25 fps MPEG HD (.mxf) with stereo au
Re: Removing Audio Channels From MPEG HD (MXF) in Rhozet Carbon Coder
by Marcello Mazzilli 7 years ago
Wondering if you found a solution to this.. I need to handle hours of MXF with 8channels of ausio and I'd like to remove them to avoide Adobe Premiere to do the conforming.. Don't need the audio siRom
Want to stop Premiere from conforming
by Marcello Mazzilli 7 years ago
HI, I have loads of MXF that have 8 audio tracks.. and it takes ages to conform ! I don't need any of the audio tracks.. Is there a way to avoid conforming in Premiere I don't need audio from these fi
Looking for a FFMPEG expert to write a standalone application I've been thinking for sometime
by Marcello Mazzilli 7 years ago
Anyone interested I think this is very easy.. probably less than 10 lines of code siRoma di Marcello Mazzilli Corporate video productions in Italy www.siroma.com
Re: Looking for a FFMPEG expert to write a standalone application I've been thinking for sometime
by Marcello Mazzilli 7 years ago
I don't know exactly how ffmpeg works... I have a mac but believe this can easily be done in any os... Let's say I have a 60i footage Normally I could create a 30p footage by merging in someway the tw
Decklink Drivers - Premiere Pro 5.5.1
by Ray Tragesser 8 years ago
Blackmagic Support: Is there any news on upcoming drivers for the Decklink cards that will support Adobe Premiere 5.5.1 We really would like some indication of a timeframe. Thanks Ray
Re: Decklink Drivers - Premiere Pro 5.5.1 (and FC)
by Marcello Mazzilli 8 years ago
Got the following configuration but can't get BM Intensity Pro to work on Premiere 5.5.0. ) not 5.5.1.) Mac Pro Leopard Snow Premiere 5.5.0. BMD 8,6 update BM Intensity Pro works fine inside it's own
Some questions on Dolby Digital
by Marcello Mazzilli 9 years ago
Hi, I know this is not a strictly professional question but I hope somebody can help me. I have a Samsung series 8000 Led TV set and a Samsung HT-C5500 Home Theatre Dolby Digital 5.1. Up connection (f
Re: Some questions on Dolby Digital
by Marcello Mazzilli 9 years ago
I knew about this bidirectional HDMI but it seems Samsung is not adopting this system. They rely only on optical output and this is where I have the problem. Yes.. this DNLA is amazing. I am trying to
Commercial Movies on Canon 5D or 7D ?
by Marcello Mazzilli 9 years ago
Hi, does any one know of any "real movie" (the commercial ones, the ones that go in theatres) made with these cameras As far as I know the most commercial movie done was an episode of "House". Somebod
Toggle Disable All Effects
by Dave Johnson 10 years ago
It's been a while since I needed it so I've now shamefully forgotten how to toggle between viewing a timeline clip in its original form and that same clip with all effects applied (vs. turning each ef
Re: Toggle Disable All Effects
by Marcello Mazzilli 9 years ago
I am trying this but doesn't seem to work. I did a long job with no effects. I then did color correction etc.. then my client asked many changes. I would like to switch off the effects rendering, edit
Import HD without rendering
by Saxon Rix 9 years ago
Hi all. I have an HV20 camcorder. I can capture footage (captures it at .m2t format), but it has to be rendered when i import it, which is quite annoying. Im sure there are some codecs that it does no
Re: Import HD without rendering
by Marcello Mazzilli 9 years ago
Long discussion ! http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 3 903366 siRoma di Marcello Mazzilli Corporate video productions in Italy www.siroma.com
Premiere VS Final Cut
by Marcello Mazzilli 9 years ago
This is an old question of mine.... I can use Final Cut on a MacBook and I can be able to edit in Full HD realtime with ProRes. Can't do the same with Premiere unless I install Cineform. But ProRes is
Re: Premiere VS Final Cut
by Marcello Mazzilli 9 years ago
Sure.. All your considerations on Premiere are right. But let's explain better. I have Mac not Windows... first of all. ProRes is nearly a standard on Mac and Premiere should comply (Apple or not Appl
Pixel Compensation for dead pixels in HM700. Classico procedure not workng with new firmware ?
by Marcello Mazzilli 9 years ago
I own a HM700 and I am not able anymore to do the PIXEL COMPENSATION procedure. I have a dead pixel. I've done this procedure before but seams not possible with this new firmware. I have Firmware SPL1
Re: Pixel Compensation for dead pixels in HM700. Classico procedure not workng with new firmware ?
by Marcello Mazzilli 9 years ago
You're right. Now it works. Thanks! siRoma di Marcello Mazzilli Corporate video productions in Italy www.siroma.com
Headphone output on CANON 5D Mrk II-Special Mini Jack?
by Harry Rabin 10 years ago
Does anyone know what is necessary to monitor the Audio out of the 5D Mark II, I'm trying to use a JuicedLink CX231 with it. The 5D has an Audio Video out but I get a Loud hum noise on the left than o
Re: Headphone output on CANON 5D Mrk II-Special Mini Jack?
by Marcello Mazzilli 9 years ago
Somebody should start to sell an audio adaptor, some sort of jack plug for a standard hearphone so to plug a normal earphone into the 5D. There are so many gimmicks around for 5D.. wonder why nobody t
Suddently no audio in final cut
by Marcello Mazzilli 9 years ago
Internal mixers work correctly, vu meter goes up and down as usual, rendered video has audio as usual.. but.. I can't hear anything in playback inside Final Cut. Just a few days ago was worknig fine.
Re: Suddently no audio in final cut
by Marcello Mazzilli 9 years ago
Thanks. It was set to view withmy VIDEO card (that I am not using as audio output).. Wonder who switched that.. Maybe because there was also an Audio follows video option... Thaks again siRoma di Marc
XDCAM standards and conversions
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
I have a JVC HM700 that records in XDCAM 35mbit. I can choose either a MOV (quicktime final cut standard)wrapper or an MP4 (Sony standard) wrapper. also you can convert lossly MOVs to MXF using Conver
Re: XDCAM standards and conversions
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
I know but sometimes I edit myself, sometimes I give footage to clients and some time is in between, where I edit some bits and they do some other. MXF worked fine for a TV production on AVID but same
Building RAID on Mac Pro
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
I just bought this eSata external case (http: www.transintl.com store category.cfm Category=2696&RequestTimeOut=500). I would like to put 4x 1.5 Tb 7200 rpm SATA drives and then configure hem with dis
Importing STL subtitles in Encore
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
I need to convert STL files (the client gave me) to Adobe Encore format. As far as I know Adobe Encore uses the following... 00;00;01;20 00;00;05;10 Hello this is a subtitle 1) What character Encore u
Re: Importing STL subtitles in Encore
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
I am doing some other tests and the issue seems to be the italian characters All the subtitle format converters just copy the character and don't (should they ) convert them to an ANSI equivalent. So.
Old HM700 upgraded to new HM700
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
Just to inform you that my JVC assistance service was able today to update my old camera (one of the first lot.. not firmware upgradable from JVC's site) to the new one. This because there is a low-le
Re: Old HM700 upgraded to new HM700
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
No.. it was done here in Italy. I posted this just to tell all you out there.. that.. it is possible. He phoned his "friend" in JVC and got some beta-never-to-be-published version and worked with it.
the 700 and 24p
by Kevin Gallagher 10 years ago
Let me start by saying that I have shot a lot of film in my day and know all about the limitations of shooting at 24FPS. But, this JVC700 is the first video camera that I have had that shoots at 24p.
Re: the 700 and 24p
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
Can somebody tell me if there is a difference in motion with 1 3 cameras in progressive mode compared to bigger CCD cameras I mean... does the size of the ccd count when speaking about jitter on progr
MXF Files...UGH
by Naiche Lujan 10 years ago
I was delivered footage on CompactFlash, half as MOV files and the other half as MXF files. The MXF files were by themselves without any accompanying files or folder structure. I don't have the luxury
Re: MXF Files...UGH...
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
To convert (just re-wrap) MOV files into MXF.. try File Converter 1.3 here http: www.convergent-design.com Updates_nanoFlash.htm siRoma di Marcello Mazzilli Corporate video productions in Italy www.si
Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.2 is available
by Steve Eisen 10 years ago
Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.2 is available. Native AVC-Intra Camera Workflows and Final Cut Pro 7 Project Compatability plus much more. http: www.adobe.com products premiere pdfs premiere_pro_4_2_update.
Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.2 is available
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
Thanks. Already downloaded and installed. Don't really see any improvement in performances. Still.. nice surprise siRoma di Marcello Mazzilli Corporate video productions in Italy www.siroma.com
Another Copyright/Permission question
by Greg Ball 10 years ago
I have a potential restaurant client who wants to cut a montage together using movie clips and music that are related to their Mexican restaurant theme. My question is do they need copyright permissio
Re: Another Copyright/Permission question
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
What if the clients says the video is for "internal" use Is the videomaker still responsible for the use of music siRoma di Marcello Mazzilli Corporate video productions in Italy www.siroma.com
HD question
by Mike Hoffman 10 years ago
Is there any reason to shoot footage in HD if the final output is only going to be on a standard NTSC DVD Many programs don't seem to downconvert very well and it takes up a lot of extra time.
Re: HD question
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
Few considerationss... I come from PAL world (H=576) and not from NTSC world (H=480) and I think there are differences in converting down from H=108 (pal is 1,875:1 ratio NTSC is 2,25:2) In the articl
way to flip clips before dropping them in timeline, working with footage shot with a red rock lens adapter
by Chad Pearce 10 years ago
I am wondering if there is a way to apply an effect to my clips in the bins to flip the image before I add anything to the timeline. I'm working with footage shot with the red rock lens adapter, and a
Re: way to flip clips before dropping them in timeline, working with footage shot with a red rock lens adapter
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
I think he needs to do some batch before to all the clips. As I said you if you happen to use Cineform you can use FIRSTLIGHT that will flip all the clips instantly without re-rendering. If you don't
m2t files opening
by mailo homolas 10 years ago
Hi i tried open m2t file (HDV movie camera record) into AE cs4(not trial) and AE writes "AE: AEGP plugin AAF: Error occured while creating project (5027::12) Pls where is the problem
Re: m2t files opening
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
Instead of converting, try just re-wrapping. Is faster and you'll lose no quality. Try CLIPWRAP software.. It will rerap m2t footage to mov footage (keeping m2t format inside). It might be easier for
PLEASE -Suggest Best Editing Book (( No history-just the meat of where and when to cut ))
by Brad Jenkins 10 years ago
I need some suggestions from some of you Pro's. What do you think the best book for practical Editing principles is Please, no history, just want the meat of "WHERE AND WHEN" to cut. Something with so
Re: PLEASE -Suggest Best Editing Book (( No history-just the meat of where and when to cut ))
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
This is a must... http: www.amazon.com Technique-Film-Editing-Second-Reisz dp 0240514378 ref=sr_1_1 ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1256918246&sr=8-1 There is also some history... but this is really a classic siR
Best/Fastest SDHC Card reader for FCP, 400/800 Firewire?...
by Franklin McMahon 10 years ago
Looking for a faster SDHC memory card reader to transfer AVCCAM footage into FCP, ideally Firewire 400 800...any ideas or suggestions Thanks! Frank ___________________________ Franklin McMahon Host Cr
Re: Best/Fastest SDHC Card reader for FCP, 400/800 Firewire?...
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
If it costs more than 200$.. I'd just use a second consumer camera through USB2 siRoma di Marcello Mazzilli Corporate video productions in Italy www.siroma.com
interlaced? progressive? AE workflow
by gunnar Kordestani 10 years ago
hi there, looking for some advice. I have DV PAL interlaced footage here. AfterEffects did some effects and now want to make a DVD which will be played mainly on flatscreens. 1.) would you suggest to
Re: interlaced? progressive? AE workflow
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
If you send 50i (or 60i) footage to a flatscreen it has to do in-frame interpolation (between the 2 fields) but also in-time interpolation (it creates a new frame in between two normal ones). It work
Field Dominance Problem!
by Casey Baugess 10 years ago
Please help! Here's what I'm using: AE CS4 Intel Mac 8 Core 10gigs ram Sequence Settings: HDTV 1080 29.97 Preset 1920x1080 29.97fps Square pixels Animation Codec (best settings) Here's the problem: Wh
Re: Field Dominance Problem!
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
After FX "doesn't know" what you will need until you render.. so the best way of working is this... 1) Interpret correctly all your footage. You have to check that After FX "knows" what are the fields
Motivation Needed
by Aaron Cadieux 10 years ago
Hey everyone, I've complained about my job on the Cow many times. I've complained too much as a matter of fact. But I seriously need some advice here. My bosses are out of town on a 2-week trip. I am
Re: Motivation Needed
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
When I have long repetitive jobs, where no actual creative effort is asked, I try to see it as a factory making a car. So I split up the jobs in even more repetitive steps until my job is more about o
Pricing for an event
by Rick Carhart 10 years ago
Apologies if this is the wrong place for this post, but I couldn't immediately find anywhere more appropriate. My daughter takes ballet lessons at a dance studio. The studio has an annual performance
Re: Pricing for an event
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
In these cases.. I always make a price for the event and the master plus a small price for every DVD (that includes box, printed cover, my time in recording it, etc).. So I would say something like...
quicktime conversion tool
by Philip Hibberd 10 years ago
I'm exporting out of FCP5 using the quicktime conversion tool. The exported file has additional frames at the start and sometimes at the end. They are not present in my timeline. HDV 50i sequence Expo
Re: quicktime conversion tool
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
I always go out from FC in Pro-Res.. then I can use whatever I like to compress in whatever format.. .Like the free MPEG STREAMCLIP siRoma di Marcello Mazzilli Corporate video productions in Italy www
How to convert MOV wrapped XDCAM (JVC HM700) to MP4 ?
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
Sony has a tool that converts MP4 wrapped XDCAM files to MOV wrapped XDCAM files. What about the other way round Any ideas how to convert files WITHOUT actual rendering (just changing the wrapper) And
Re: How to convert MOV wrapped XDCAM (JVC HM700) to MP4 ?
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
Convergent Desing utility is very good.. allows batch and is fast... the only problem is that it creates 2 wrong mono tracks (with noise pulses and no sound) inside. The MXF created with FC are (if yo
Help with cleaning up interviews taken at a conference!
by Olly Lawer 10 years ago
Hi, I filmed at a conference and naively thought my shot gun mic and built in microphone on my EX1 would be enough to capture interviews. Unfortunately it wasn't and I am left with many clips where ev
Re: Help with cleaning up interviews taken at a conference!
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
If you give us a link to a test file.. just audio not video.. we can try to do something. M siRoma di Marcello Mazzilli Corporate video productions in Italy www.siroma.com
3 month old JVC GY HM700 with dead pixel already???
by Anthony Popolo 10 years ago
I bought two 700s a couple of months ago and I've been using one of them. The first time I used the second one, I found a dead pixel already (it jumps out during focus assist mode). This is my first f
Re: 3 month old JVC GY HM700 with dead pixel already???
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
1280 x 720 60p HQ mode siRoma di Marcello Mazzilli Corporate video productions in Italy www.siroma.com
Yet another impossible key
by Dumeyni Arnaud 10 years ago
Hi all, I've been trying to key out this guy : http: lpcfoubis.free.fr preview rush_itw.mov Source is DV sd... I couldn't work on the original capture so I had them to transfer me the rush via the Pro
Re: Yet another impossible key
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
I really suggest Ultimatte.. should give it a try siRoma di Marcello Mazzilli Corporate video productions in Italy www.siroma.com
blur or mask background
by Ed Tworek 10 years ago
Hey Edit Gurus, I need a hand with this one. Shooting a project tomorrow, that involves industrial machinery. The client wants his product to be the focus of attention, and not show machines from othe
Re: blur or mask background
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
Try to increase depth of Field on sit by going far with the tripod and shooting in TELE. If you still need to do something afetrwards, as well as duplicating layers and masking one (as described above
What codec do you use for lossless video in particular for MAC OS X ?
by chris forrester 10 years ago
I was thinking the other day about lossless codecs, and was reminded that many years ago I remembered a codec that said it had 2:1 compression realtime encoding decoding and was on mac and pc. This co
Re: What codec do you use for lossless video in particular for MAC OS X ?
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
I have picked a platform.. That's MAC.. but Premiere (on Mac) doesn't use Prto-Res in realtime like Final Cut does siRoma di Marcello Mazzilli Corporate video productions in Italy www.siroma.com
JVC GYHM700 creates multiple clips for long takes. Any way to change that?
by Anthony Popolo 10 years ago
Hi, I do multi-camera shoots for long events (hour or so continuous filming). When the 700 creates the MOV files, it breaks the footage up into different files, each about 3.45GB in size (about 20 min
Re: JVC GYHM700 creates multiple clips for long takes. Any way to change that?
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
Mmm .. though FC could handle nested clips also in Multicamera mode.. then.. you just have to render in Pro-Res the n timelines you have and use the prores files in multicam mode M siRoma di Marcello
JVC HD Camera Options
by Dan Magnafichi 10 years ago
Hello All, long time listener, first time caller. I'm buying a new FCP Studio NLE system and have 2 options in mind for a camera. Option 1: JVC GY-HD 200 - This gives me the option to record on tape a
Re: JVC HD Camera Options
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
I recorded a 1hour concert , it didn't stop and I didn't loose any frames.. in 1080 50i format. if this helps... I have this camera since it came out (was one of the 1st to get it here in Italy).. aro
XDCam EX .mov to Premiere Pro?
by Paul O'Brien 10 years ago
First of kudos to all the cow community; everytime I've had an issue I count on coming here first and BAM! an answer to solve my issue. I've never had to create a new post. Until now... I had a friend
Re: XDCam EX .mov to Premiere Pro?
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
I was reviewing my posts and got to this one.. Sorry.. I didn't read the answer at the time.. Still.. I have problems understanding what Premiere can do and what it can't do.... If I import XDCAM (MP4
3 way colour correction
by brian paterson 10 years ago
Hi I am new to Creative cow and have just watched the excellent Final Cut tutorial by Richard Harrington on the common problem of backlighting using the three way colour corrector. I followed his tuto
Re: 3 way colour correction
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
Sorry... where can I find this tutorial Thanks siRoma di Marcello Mazzilli Corporate video productions in Italy www.siroma.com
rendering problem
by Faiz ul Hassan 10 years ago
using Quad core 3.0 with 16 GB of Ram, after effect version is CS3 Windows XP x64. i am facing this problem. and often when a project become some what heavy mean compositing and effects wise, this giv
Re: rendering problem
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
Try this... http: www.onoff.ch 2008 06 21 secret-after-effects-settings Also.. for complex projects I tend to pre-render (in no-compression formats) heavy an repetitive animations, import them and pas
Old Editors vs New Editors
by Roy Schneider 10 years ago
Hi All: Over the years there has been numerous threads about Old School Editors vs New School Editors. The following is a link to an article that may sum it up the best way possible. Enjoy! http: www.
Re: Old Editors vs New Editors
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
I started on linear editing weddings and was a very good way to start in my opinion. You have to plan everything. All the camera men of our facility were trained to shoot in a certain way so we, editr
Rendering Issue
by Danny Soderberg 10 years ago
Hi, I have been having this issue in After Effects: Whenever I render any video in After Effects, it only renders about three seconds (no matter how many effects I have applied to the video). Does any
Re: Rendering Issue
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
Yes... If your aim is to keep quality and the only reason for converting is to feed AfterFX with some easier codec (non intra frame) I'd go for no compressed (but takes a lot of space) The aim of the
Mimic fast shutter speed
by Phil Doherty 10 years ago
Is there away of making a clip look like its been shot at a high shutter speed to create that staccato type look. In Motion or After Effects
Re: Mimic fast shutter speed
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
Found it... http: www.topazlabs.com enhance siRoma di Marcello Mazzilli Corporate video productions in Italy www.siroma.com
3D effect with photographs
by Chuck Purnell 10 years ago
I am not sure what the technique is called. Perhaps its some sort of Compositing done. I am speaking how do you make a picture look 3 dimensional I have been seeing it a lot lately in various things o
Re: 3D effect with photographs
by Marcello Mazzilli 10 years ago
It depends.... I've found out (but is my idea) that thyere is not much point to animate in this way a normal modern foto. The first question an intelligent audience member should make is .. "Why didn'
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