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Mark Raudonis

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Deeply involved in post production of "reality TV" shows.
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OT: Building a broadcast studio with Blackmagic and Bob Zelin
by Tim Wilson 1 month ago
If there was such a thing as off-topic here, this might come close. Your pal and mine Bob Zelin wrote an article I thought was really cool, and I think you will too. I know that we've talked in these
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Re: OT: Building a broadcast studio with Blackmagic and Bob Zelin
by Mark Raudonis 1 month ago
Bob Z's business card should read: Promoting disruptive technologies since 1983! Great article Bob. Thanks for the info.
Are NLEs like bicycles?
by Andrew Kimery 2 months ago
This one is for you, Bill. Step 1. Watch this 8 minute video about learning how to ride bike where the handlebar movement has been reversed (left turns you right, right turns you left). http: dailylik
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Re: Are NLEs like bicycles?
by Mark Raudonis 2 months ago
Andrew, What a great video! Thanks for sharing. This video has to be the absolute best explanation of why we've all been arguing about FCP-X since it's debut years ago. The "backwards steering" bicycl
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The Heading for this forum Needs to change...
by Dean Neal 2 months ago
Sometimes I think this forum should be recalled "FCPX - The Opportunity for Adobe to Exploit"... Surely its time to simply just call it - Apple FCPX Or can we counter-create: Premiere Pro - FCP7 re-ba
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Re: The Heading for this forum Needs to change...
by Mark Raudonis 2 months ago
"empty milk bottle".... how about a "cow pie"
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The Mother of All NLE Demos
by David Lawrence 2 months ago
Greetings All, It's Throwback Thursday and I have a special treat. A few years ago in my introductory post, I shared a link to the functional spec I co-authored with colleagues at Lucasfilm in 1987. T
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Re: The Mother of All NLE Demos
by Mark Raudonis 2 months ago
David, Thanks for sharing! It's great to see such a historical "snapshot" of NLE development. Couple of observations: TRACKS! You had tracks! Thereby proving a track based system is how God meant an N
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Anyone else catch a cold at NAB?
by Mark Raudonis 2 months ago
You know the T shirt... "My parents went to Paris and all I got was this stupid T-Shirt". Well, that's how I feel. I went to NAB and all I got was a damn cold! And apparently I'm not the only one. My
Re: Anyone else catch a cold at NAB?
by Andrew Kimery 2 months ago
Kevin Monahan "Quite the ordeal. Yes, I'm still at home and recovering at last. At least I'm doing work from home. Thanks for your concern. Next year, hand sanitizer "like a mad man."" Glad you are s
The pre-nab editor's lounge panel on the state of editing.
by Aindreas Gallagher 3 months ago
http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 1641-the-2015-prenab-editors-lounge-panel for whatever reason, (surely some mistake) they consider FCPX a dead man walking, and across the panel, they state and
Re: The pre-nab editor's lounge panel on the state of editing.
by Mark Raudonis 3 months ago
Aindreas, I can't speak for my colleagues on the panel that night, but I believe that there will NOT be ONE NLE to rule them all. Rather, I see a segmented market future with MANY different NLE's tune
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OT: So what will be the next cool conference?
by Scott Witthaus 3 months ago
Since this is just a general discussion and debate forum that for some reason has FCPX in it's name, I wanted to throw out a question about conferences that maybe cannot be answered. For example: NAB
Re: OT: So what will be the next cool conference?
by Mark Raudonis 3 months ago
Another vote for HPA. All the news from NAB with out all the noise!
Great FCPX Event today in Hollywood!
by Lance Bachelder 4 months ago
Special thanks to Michael Cioni of Light Iron for a really well organized and informative event in Hollywood today. I got there before 10AM and there were already over 100 people in line. I really thi
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Re: Great FCPX Event today in Hollywood!
by Mark Raudonis 4 months ago
My favorite line of the day from Mr. Cioni: "Don't settle for a "default future"! That's good advice for everything in life... not just post production.
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How are you using metadata?
by Walter Soyka 4 months ago
Discussion on the importance of metadata has re-emerged in the Focus thread below, but it's feature-focused. I'd be very interested in learning about your real-world workflows if you are willing to sh
Re: How are you using metadata?
by Mark Raudonis 4 months ago
Bret Williams "Just found it funny that my wife did it as old school as possible and was done editing before I was done logging!" Bret, You just made a very important observation: "Logging metadata"
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OT: Oliver Peters, can I see you in the PPro forum?
by Andrew Kimery 4 months ago
Oliver, I posted a Q in the PPro forum about moving a multicam project from FCP 7 into PPro CC2014 and I haven't got any feedback on it. Do you mind taking a look https: forums.creativecow.net thread
Re: OT: Oliver Peters, can I see you in the PPro forum?
by Mark Raudonis 4 months ago
Andrew Kimery "Maybe whatever 'under the hood' codec differences there are between Sony's XDCAM HD and Canon's 50Mbps codec was the source of the problem " Andrew, It's NOT the resolution that makes
Equipment reservation software
by Mark Ritter 9 months ago
Anyone using any equipment reservation to track use of field equipment Looking for something not terrible expensive and cloud based. Something like https: www.ezofficeinventory.com Need to manage our
Re: Equipment reservation software
by Mark Raudonis 9 months ago
Check this out: http: www.unibiz.com
FCP7 is dead. Why can't there be a new FCP7?
by Josh Cook 9 months ago
This may seem academic, but I would love to know what others think. Despite being discontinued, I have been hired to edit on FCP7 continually up until now. I don't cut on Avid, but I DO present myself
Re: FCP7 is dead. Why can't there be a new FCP7?
by Richard Herd 9 months ago
I'm over it.
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Slow Approving Clients
by Greg Ball 1 year ago
Hi everyone, I always provide my clients with a detailed proposal and contract. We require a deposit up front that covers our costs, and the balance is due at the end, before delivery. Recently I've h
Re: Slow Approving Clients
by Mark Raudonis 1 year ago
Most networks will specify in their contract "X" amount of days to deliberate on a cut. Typically this is from 2-4 days. If they do NOT get back to us with in that timeframe, then we have the right to
Blog: Saying goodbye to a very special friend
by Steve Modica 1 year ago
Yesterday, I had to say goodbye to my dog Pete. He's been with me for almost 10 years and helped me raise my kids, chase all the deer away, and keep my house safe from squirrels and mailmen. He starte
Re: Blog: Saying goodbye to a very special friend
by Mark Raudonis 1 year ago
Steve, Sounds like Pete was a special dog! Sorry for your loss. We do get quite attached to our canine friends, and it does hurt when they pass. Thinking good thoughts for you. Mark
NAS Video Storage and Access
by Michael Britt 1 year ago
I will be upgrading my high school editing lab over the summer and need some advice on increasing speed to my NAS. I currently have 30 iMacs, Mid '07 models, along with a 27" iMac for high end editing
Re: NAS Video Storage and Access
by Mark Raudonis 1 year ago
Mr. Zelin Speaks the truth!
Question about shooting in public locations with or without a tripod.
by Stephen Pickering 1 year ago
Hi there, I have a friend who would like to shoot some footage of some park city scenery (not a busy street, train tracks, government building, etc). We won't be filming anyone specifically (the publi
Re: Question about shooting in public locations with or without a tripod.
by Mark Raudonis 1 year ago
But in DC, there are some specific locations around the capitol, whitehouse etc. that are "permit free" zones that the network use on a daily basis for the classic stand ups. Find those and your good
Incrementing camera "reel numbers"… possible?
by Mark Raudonis 1 year ago
We shoot massive amounts of Xdcam discs, and one of the "WISH FOR" items is the ability for the camera (F800, F900 or any camera for that matter) to automatically "increment" a tape name. For example:
Re: Incrementing camera "reel numbers"… possible?
by Michael Sanders 1 year ago
But please please please make it so.. I've never understood why its not! Michael Sanders London Based DP Editor
Blog: #8 Welcome to the Low End
by John Davidson 1 year ago
Hi everyone. It's been over a year since we last made one of these walk through videos. There are many reasons we took so long. The first is that we've been too dang busy. The second is that it's pret
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Re: Blog: #8 Welcome to the Low End
by Mark Raudonis 1 year ago
John, I really enjoyed BOTH your finished piece and the "How you did it" explanation. Very informative. Now, excuse me while I go find something to eat! I'm hungry! Mark
(Business advice) How long it takes to edit a 52 minute doc
by Edward Harby 1 year ago
Hey guys, You all have been very helpful in the technical realm but I need some business advice. I've never edited a 52 minute doc before and have been asked by a producer to one. He's new as a produc
Re: (Business advice) How long it takes to edit a 52 minute doc
by Mark Raudonis 1 year ago
Edward, First of all, I agree with everything that Shane said. It's AT LEAST double!!! Let's say six weeks. Here's something else to consider. WHO determines when it's done or locked Is this project b
Hey BOB Zelin! NAB this year???
by Mark Raudonis 1 year ago
Dear Mr. Zelin, It's tradition during every NAB to meet up with you and your merry band of pirates at the Hard Rock Cafe. I've not heard anything about this year's bacchanal, and I fear that the tradi
Re: Hey BOB Zelin! NAB this year???
by Mark Raudonis 1 year ago
Ah, c'est la vie! I'll see you somewhere in the miles of aisles. mark
How to contact someone directly?
by Mark Raudonis 1 year ago
Occasionally someone will post a brilliant comment that I'd like to follow up on privately. Is there anyway that I can send the poster a private email I know that some forums have that feature, but I
Re: How to contact someone directly?
by Abraham Chaffin 1 year ago
Hello Mark, This is intentional. This sort of feature would end up being abused, so we have decided to keep conversations open. However, you can converse on a user's profile page, if you are COW frien
Multicam editing in FCP X - without multi-clips
by Tom Watson 1 year ago
Hello all, I tend to cut music concerts, sometimes with up to 40 50 cameras but don't use multi-clips. I prefer to stack the angles and make selections of each creating a rather large piano roll. It's
Re: Multicam editing in FCP X - without multi-clips
by Mark Raudonis 1 year ago
Whaaaa Multi cam in FCP X is the BEST feature of the entire program! Learn it. Use it. Enjoy it.
How old of a computer is to old? for Build your own affordable SAN -- that works!
by Paul Watton 1 year ago
Hey everyone. I am looking to try building this "Build your own affordable SAN -- that works!" http: library.creativecow.net zelin_bob build_your_own_san 1 We only have 2 workstations at the moment, e
Re: How old of a computer is to old? for Build your own affordable SAN -- that works!
by Mark Raudonis 1 year ago
Bob Zelin "I try to figure out songs from the Who, etc. on the guitar." Mr. Zelin, May I suggest this: http: en.wikipedia.org wiki List_of_chord_progressions and of course a doobie!
Buy a Small Tree or Hire a a Avid ISIS
by Bill Jones 1 year ago
I have a film starting in the next couple of months and I was looking at option for my edit room. I will have 1 editor and 2 assistants working on Avid MC and I will buy 3 three iMac and use a thunder
Re: Buy a Small Tree or Hire a a Avid ISIS
by Mark Raudonis 1 year ago
Bill, This is more of an economical question than a technical one. The rented ISIS would presumably come with tech support and would give you the confidence of a smooth end user experience. THe "purch
Let's play "Bid This Crazy Edit Job" Give me your hypothetical price?
by Karen McCrocklin 1 year ago
Just for fun, here's an edit job that I'm currently working on. I'm dying to know what any editors out there would quote for the job. After working on this for months I am fantasizing about the bill t
Re: Let's play "Bid This Crazy Edit Job" Give me your hypothetical price?
by Mark Raudonis 1 year ago
Karen McCrocklin "After working on this for months I am fantasizing about the bill to keep me at the keyboard but I've completely lost track of my hours." Have you not received any money yet I hope y
Charge for render/encode/upload time?
by Ben Lithman 1 year ago
Hi, I work as a freelance cameraman and editor in the UK. I recently took on a job with hours and hours of footage that all needs to be transcoded. I just wanted to get a feel for what the consensus i
Re: Charge for render/encode/upload time?
by Mark Raudonis 1 year ago
Patrick Ortman "I have a client who just assumed all that would be free." I'm assuming ignorance here not a grinder in action. Very few creative types (or producer types) really understand what's inv
So long an thanks for everything FCP..
by Anders Haavie 2 years ago
I have invested ALOT of time learning the in and outs of FCP, starting with 6 editing suites with XSan and FCP 5, and that same company is now running about 30 macs with FCP 7.0 editing alot of the ma
Re: So long an thanks for everything FCP..
by Mark Raudonis 2 years ago
Hi Anders, Happy New Year! I remember your posts from the earliest days of FCP Xsan trying to make it all work. Those were interesting times, but technology marches on! As the saying goes, "When you s
Need referral for Transcription Service
by Ned Miller 2 years ago
Just shot about 4 hours of talking heads using Canon's AVCHD codec, lots of clips. They do play back on QuickTime Player but... How does a transcriptionist, who uses these numbers from the clip, trans
Re: Need referral for Transcription Service
by Mark Raudonis 2 years ago
Ned, I think you're expecting too much from your transcription service. They're NOT transcoders, editors, or data wranglers. Typically, you send them a file (usually a .mov) and they'll send you back
Using News Clips in Documentaries- Rights Concerns/Fair Use
by Ned Miller 2 years ago
FWIW I received a spam from an entertainment lawyer and was about to reflexively delete it when I saw the word "documentary" so I felt I should read it. From time to time I have clients who want to "l
Re: Using News Clips in Documentaries- Rights Concerns/Fair Use
by Mark Raudonis 2 years ago
This "fair use" debate has come up regularly over the years in this forum. The above explanation by the lawyer is probably the best, most concise, realistic interpretation I've seen. The take away fro
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ProTools storage question (easy)
by Paul Campbell 2 years ago
Hello, herd. I've got five production studios here at work (audio only), and I'm looking to install five new iMacs running PT. One of these new iMacs is already onsite, running PT v11. My goal here is
Re: ProTools storage question (easy)
by Mark Raudonis 2 years ago
don't know.
Fair Use Question
by Aaron Cadieux 2 years ago
Hey guys, Been a while since I posted here. Working on a feature-length doc, which is nearing completion. There are a number of newspaper headlines that I am looking to use as b-roll at certain sectio
Re: Fair Use Question
by Mark Raudonis 2 years ago
Aaron Cadieux "$250.00 article. I think that's unreasonable." Wait till you see the attorney's fee. Now THAT will be unreasonable! Pay up or cut it out. DUH! Mark
patching 3/4" tape to Avid for capture
by Pieter Viljoen 2 years ago
I'm in that generation of assistants editors that's coming up post tape... I need to capture a lot of 3 4" and was wondering if there's a basic guide someone can point me to The capturing process itse
Re: patching 3/4" tape to Avid for capture
by Mark Raudonis 2 years ago
Bill Stephan "Those are strictly a composite-only format." Not exactly true, sir! Most 3 4" decks had what was called a "dub" cable. Here's an example of one: http: www.davidriddle.com sony7pin.html
WTB: Sony PDWU-1 or U-2 XDCAM HD disc player
by Mark Raudonis 2 years ago
I'm looking for a few used Sony PDW-U1 (or U2) XDCAM disc players. email me at mraudonis bunim-murray com Thanks. Mark Raudonis
Spatial awareness and memory recall
by Aindreas Gallagher 2 years ago
I blurbed about this in a post a mile into the"interesting series" piece, but the back and forth stuck in my head so I thought I'd try it again as a question on edit prep in X Basically whether there
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Re: Spatial awareness and memory recall
by Aindreas Gallagher 2 years ago
David Lawrence "I use color-coding and often create piles on the timeline or in bins. " me too. David Lawrence "BTW, I'm not saying one way is better than the other. I really do believe preference co
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LTO6 Budget Solutions
by Scott Goddard 2 years ago
As LTO6 is now shipping I am looking to round up a few solutions to fit different (mostly low) budgets. These would be mainly single desktop drive with a SAS controller (PCI) Mac based setup. My quest
Re: LTO6 Budget Solutions
by Mark Raudonis 2 years ago
I'll add another positive vote for "Storage DNA". http: storagedna.com We've had our system in place for over a year now and it's been a savior in many ways. Only issue we've had is when some of our f
Avid ISIS and Apple
by Wyatt Keel 2 years ago
Ok, about a year ago my office made the switch from Avid to Final Cut Pro. I am a little angry at Apple because they helped us plan out a large Final Cut Server workflow, but somehow forgot to mention
Re: Avid ISIS and Apple
by Mark Raudonis 2 years ago
Wyatt, We were in your situation over a year ago... all Final Cut X-SAN, and switched to AVID ISIS. We did NOT get rid of the X-SAN and still use it for archiving, storage, and the occasional FCP proj
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ATEM support for 23.98P???
by Mark Raudonis 3 years ago
Anybody have a guess as to wether we will ever see 1080 23.98P support for the ATEM product line It's a great product but most of what we shoot is on 23.98... so currently it's a no go. Love to hear s
Re: ATEM support for 23.98P???
by Shaun Roemich 3 years ago
23.98 psf works fine as it is a broadcast compliant format. Big Dog - Technical Director - Switcher Road Dog Media - Vancouver, BC Canada roaddogmedia@gmail.com
Isis 5000 and 7000
by Mike Jeffs 3 years ago
Can someone give me a high level idea of the differences between a isis 5000 and 7000. I understand 7000 is total enterprise class and offers more storage capacity. But are there other compelling diff
Re: Isis 5000 and 7000
by Mark Raudonis 3 years ago
ISIS 5000: Limit of 90 connected clients. 7000= limited only by the bandwidth of your switches. We have 3 ISIS 5000's. You're probably wondering why we didn't go with the 7000. Real estate and geograp
What codec should I use that is small enough to transfer over the web AND is good for editing?
by Adam Guzewicz 3 years ago
Our prores transcodes are too big to exchange with our editor over FTP (it would take days). We need to turn a spot around quickly (within a day) and have heard that h264 is not a good codec to edit w
Re: What codec should I use that is small enough to transfer over the web AND is good for editing?
by Mark Raudonis 3 years ago
You want your cake and eat it too. Ain't gonna happen. Either you buy a "fat pipe", accept the slow delivery, or accept crappy quality. There is no "magical" solution . Broadcast quality Pro res lt I'
Intensity pro card , mac pro, avid 6.0.3 = slow performance
by Mark Raudonis 3 years ago
I've just installed an intensity pro card into my Mac Pro tower and when I launch avid media composer, performance slows to a crawl... Completely unusable beach balling. Uninstall bmd software, perfor
Re: Intensity pro card , mac pro, avid 6.0.3 = slow performance
by Mark Raudonis 3 years ago
Update: Switched a setting that was bogging it down. Works great now! Mark
anybody using BM Intensity PRO card with AVID?
by Mark Raudonis 3 years ago
I asked this in the BM forum... no response... which concerns me! Is anybody out there using a Black Magic Designs Intensity Pro card for monitoring their AVID on a large screen TV I've had this set u
Re: anybody using BM Intensity PRO card with AVID?
by Mark Raudonis 3 years ago
Update: I found a setting that fixed it. The card was set to "create conversion" live, and apparently that was killing the avid. Switched it off, and works great! Mark
2 editors working on same project
by rand courtney 3 years ago
I haven't ever tried this before but I have a big project coming up where 2 editors i am hiring are required to edit 125, 3 minute videos. I want one editor to handle videos 1-75 and the other to edit
Re: 2 editors working on same project
by Mark Raudonis 3 years ago
rand courtney "Clueless..." Signing off as "clueless" is like dangling a frozen chicken over a swamp full of alligators... Yes, I'll bite! Did you even bother to try searching this forum That topic c
Problems outputting hour long show
by alan loshbaugh 3 years ago
Hey all; Alan Loshbaugh with KOMU-TV, Columbia MO here. First post, I did look at faq first. We work on Final Cut Studio Pro 7.03. Our media is on a facilis raid server. OS 10.5.8. Aja kona LHe video
Re: Problems outputting hour long show
by Mark Raudonis 3 years ago
Alan, In your first post you mentioned you were using PRo res HQ. THat's a huge file. Try changing your sequence setting to plain old prores (NOT hq). That will yield a much more manageble file. Try t
29.97 Dropframe Issue !!! Need ADVICE ASAP
by James Kim 3 years ago
Hi There, I have a sequence in FCP that was edited in 29.97 NON Drop Frame and we need to prep it for broadcast delivery. I moved my sequence into a DROP frame sequence and got a very different timeco
Re: 29.97 Dropframe Issue !!! Need ADVICE ASAP
by Mark Raudonis 3 years ago
jerry wise "i always thought they should have called it "skip frame" time code because thats what it is." No. It should be called "drop number", 'cause that's what it does! No frames are skipped, dro
Making Music at a Party Sound like Music at a Party
by Adam Lewis 3 years ago
Hi there, I am editing together a party scene in a short film and wondered if any of you guys had a technique for making the music sound diagetic, as I always find just layering the music on the timel
Re: Making Music at a Party Sound like Music at a Party
by Mark Raudonis 3 years ago
Learned a new term today: Diagetic. Diegetic sound Sound whose source is visible on the screen or whose source is implied to be present by the action of the film: voices of characters sounds made by o
FCP 7 - will it handle more than four cameras?
by Heidi Dove 3 years ago
Editing a multi-camera, multi-take film. It is the same music shot with three cameras, two to three takes per camera. I would love to do multi clip with all three cameras and all of the takes. I creat
Re: FCP 7 - will it handle more than four cameras?
by Mark Raudonis 3 years ago
Heidi Dove "I created the multi-clip but the viewer will only show four camera angles on the screen at a time." Go to "View", look down almost to the bottom of the menu, go to "Multiclip Layout", sel
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Mini Network For FCP
by Craig Fitzsimmons 3 years ago
Hello, A colleague and I have just started both using FCP (he was using PremPro) and want to share the external hard drive that has all the media we use on it. The problem is we can only connect one c
Re: Mini Network For FCP
by Mark Raudonis 3 years ago
Craig Fitzsimmons "Dose anyone know a device which will able us both to use the same drive at the same time." Yes. It's called "X-SAN". That's Apple's solution. It's probably more expensive than you'
One year later...
by Mark Raudonis 3 years ago
Just got back from NAB 2012, and lots of people asked me, " If you hadn't changed yet, would you still make the same decision today to switch to Avid " My answer "Unequivocally, YES I would." There we
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Re: One year later...
by Mitch Ives 3 years ago
Paul Nordin "Words that make me cringe and look for a different thread that isn't an endless circular boring conversation with no new information." You seriously couldn't figure out the new informati


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