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Mathew Farrell

Member Since:
September 12th 2016
53 Posts
Location:
Hobart, Australia
Updading MBP to newer one with negligible internal storage
by Mathew Farrell 1 month ago
Hi all First off, apologies if this isn't really the best place for this. Mods, feel free to move this as appropriate. I have a decent iMac as my primary edit station. My laptop is a maxed out 2010 ma
Re: Updading MBP to newer one with negligible internal storage
by Mathew Farrell 1 month ago
Thanks for weighing in, guys. It helps me to know I'm not alone, and haven't just been 'doing it wrong'. It's dismaying, rather, that the answer is "yup, it sucks, deal with it". Cheers. Mathew Farrel
Why the big dogs skipped 'full frame' when going from super-35 to 70mm
by Mathew Farrell 2 months ago
As a cinematographer, I'm of an age where I'm more used to working in "full frame" of 8-perf 35 than Super-35. I'm not here to bang on about its superiority or flaws, but I find it interesting that wh
Re: Why the big dogs skipped 'full frame' when going from super-35 to 70mm
by Mathew Farrell 1 month ago
Yeah man, I'm convinced Sony read my post and hustled double-time to make that camera. That's the best, and in fact one of the only, arguments I've heard in favour of "skipping full frame". Taking you
"Rasterize" text elements within Resolve
by Mathew Farrell 3 months ago
I'm working on some title sequences within Resolve. Basically I've got text overlaying black. Pretty simple stuff. I'm adding some effects to the text to simulate some 70s title plates - a bit of low
Re: "Rasterize" text elements within Resolve
by Mathew Farrell 2 months ago
Hey Rohit. Sorry I missed this earlier. Thanks for the solution, that's greatly appreciated! Mathew Farrell flowstate.com.au
Change white balance in greenscreen studio when changing focal length
by Lennart Holterman 3 months ago
Hello there, I am a newbee when it comes to filming professional in a green screen studio and i have got some beginners questions: -When i film in a green screen studio with a zoom lens 14-42 mm and i
Re: Change white balance in greenscreen studio when changing focal length
by Lennart Holterman 2 months ago
He Matthew, This was exactly the info i was hoping to get. thanx a lot for replying to me. Greetz Lenny
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Mathew Farrell liked this 2 months ago
change camera on long-term project?
by Gerret Warner 3 months ago
For the last five years I've intermittently documented a subject on my HVX 200 @ 720, 24PN. I've been happy with the look, but as time has passed, of course, much has changed and audiences are now use
Re: change camera on long-term project?
by Mathew Farrell 2 months ago
I'm with Rick - don't change cameras. As a supporting tale, I know of long-term documentary projects that shot on a range of camera formats throughout the years. The post guys had to degrade the newer
At what framerate do lightbulbs start to flicker in slomo?
by Ren Arnol 5 months ago
Sorry to ask such a basic question, but I couldn't find the answer on the web, and I don't have a camera around... I'm in a PAL country and have to shoot using incandescent lamps (500-1000 Watts). At
Re: At what framerate do lightbulbs start to flicker in slomo?
by Mathew Farrell 2 months ago
A purely accademic answer here, but I'm with Todd - it's not the frame rate, but the shutter speed. Shutter angle is just another term for exactly the same thing, and generally anachronistic these day
Confused about variable ND filters for video
by Brian Vegeberg 3 months ago
Hi, I have some questions about variable ND filters when shooting video. I have never used an ND filter before. I am using the Sony a6500, currently I have the Sony 18-105 f 4 and Sigma 30 f 1.4 lense
Re: Confused about variable ND filters for video
by Mathew Farrell 2 months ago
I'll echo Ben - you only get the X when you turn them too far. It's an artifact of the polarisation (a vari ND is two polarising filters stacked. If they were perfect filters, they'd go completely bla
Better call Saul on AMC
by Mark Suszko 4 months ago
This prequel series to "Breaking Bad" is like a post-graduate course in the art of film making. The shot composition, the lighting - it's breathtaking, even when it'd for a momentary, "throw-away" sho
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Richard Herd liked this 4 months ago
Re: Better call Saul on AMC
by Mathew Farrell 2 months ago
It's pretty cool, though I have to say that after Breaking Bad, the cinematography felt like it wasn't quite there. I guess BB did so many interesting things, that it was always going to be hard to co
Flattened XML export?
by Mathew Farrell 3 months ago
Hey Groovers, Working as a colourist, perhaps the hardest part of my job is conforming big timelines from the likes of FCPX to bring into Resolve. One of the standard colour workflows is to ask the ed
Re: Flattened XML export?
by Mathew Farrell 3 months ago
Jeremy, that's super solid of you to share, thank you. I'm getting a project out the door, so I'll digest this later, but I wanted to say thanks before I forget. Mathew Farrell flowstate.com.au
Copying Grades from Different Projects
by Dan Edwards 4 years ago
Hello all! I have a tricky question. A client handed me a single ProRes file of an edit of a promo to grade for testing purposes. I then threw it into Premiere, broke it down into clips, then did an X
Re: Copying Grades from Different Projects
by Mathew Farrell 3 months ago
Hold the phone, I've just read about colortrace. Will get stuck into that as soon as I'm back in the grading suite. Mathew Farrell flowstate.com.au
How to avoid range selection in FCPX
by Mathew Farrell 4 months ago
Hey groovers, I use a Wacom stylus instead of a mouse. It's one of those things. One quirk with using a stylus is that it's very normal to do a slight drag when you click on something*. Normally it's
Re: How to avoid range selection in FCPX
by Mathew Farrell 4 months ago
Hang on - you're right Bret. I've been mostly working with the clips zoomed right out to a thumbnail - it's easier when you're zoomed in a bit, but I've noticed that the skim-playhead does indeed stic
Software for FCPX Assistant (pr)Editor
by Scott Witthaus 8 months ago
Hey all - The producer of a documentary is hiring an assistant 'preditor' to help him review and organize the footage being shot. As editor, of course I want this information to transfer directly into
Re: Software for FCPX Assistant (pr)Editor
by Mathew Farrell 8 months ago
I haven't used Lumberjack, but it looks really cool. Is there any reason you can't use Lumberjack not in real time I.e. use it on playback as if they're on set Maybe not if it uses global timecode som
keywording strategy
by Mathew Farrell 8 months ago
Hey folks. I'm in the early stages of a large project, adding keywords and other metadata to my clips. I came up with the mind-bendingly genius idea to create a smart collection to show me clips that
Re: keywording strategy
by Mathew Farrell 8 months ago
Thanks Craig, that's another very appealing workflow. The benefit of favourites, as you say, is it's SOOOO much simpler to remove the favourites tag. The obvious downside is that one can no longer use
Push keywords to clips in Resolve?
by Mathew Farrell 8 months ago
When logging clips in Resolve, I attach keywords to them. I know how to export as CSV of these keywords and other metadata, but is it also possible to push the keywords to the clips (camera files) the
Re: Push keywords to clips in Resolve?
by Mathew Farrell 8 months ago
Oh I agree - changing the name of a file after it's in your storage system is bad form. Rather, I'm trying the push the keywords into the file's metadata. I haven't looked a Better File Renamer (yet.
How do I read the metadata of a video file shot on a Sony a7S?
by Juan Mora Baquero 2 years ago
Hi, I just recently acquired the Sony a7S and I'm more than glad with its performance. The problem I'm having is that I can't find a way to read the metadata (ISO and capture gamma is what I'm mostly
Re: How do I read the metadata of a video file shot on a Sony a7S?
by Mathew Farrell 8 months ago
You'd think video camera metadata would be easily accessible in the 21st century. Thanks for the comment, David. I haven't looked at Catalyst yet - can it move or export that data in any way that's us
workflow to import XML full of .MTS clips into resolve
by Mathew Farrell 1 year ago
Hi folks I'm trying to import a premiere pro project into resolve 12.5. Simple enough normally, except this project is made up of .MTS (AVCHD) files, so Resolve throws a wobbly and can't handle them.
Re: workflow to import XML full of .MTS clips into resolve
by Mathew Farrell 8 months ago
Sorry Mike, I only just saw this! Having trouble getting notifications from Creative Cow. It's a frustrating solution, but that's what we're working with. Thanks. Perhaps we should go on a mission to
relink camera audio in the timeline?
by Mathew Farrell 9 months ago
Hey all, I've got a timeline in front of me which has had the camera audio scratch tracks removed and I'd like to put some of them back in. Does resolve have any way of relinking a video track's audio
Resolve to Premiere Pro Archiving
by jabbar thomas 9 months ago
Hi Folks, I am working with a director who edited his 4K feature film in Resolve. I have been asked to take a look at his cut and make some changes. I don't know Resolve as an editor. Can I please get
Re: Resolve to Premiere Pro Archiving
by Mathew Farrell 9 months ago
I'd second that - if you're comfortable with Premiere it won't take you long to get used to resolve, especially as you've inherited a 'complete' project, rather than starting afresh. Mathew Farrell fl
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random bars appear across top or bottom of frame in Resolve 12 project
by Mathew Farrell 10 months ago
Hey folks. I've just been cutting a stop-motion project in resolve 12 (lite). Every so often, there is a narrow bar superimposed across the image, top or bottom of frame. Sometimes it is pure noise, s
Re: random bars appear across top or bottom of frame in Resolve 12 project
by Mathew Farrell 9 months ago
Cheers Joe, I only just saw your reply. Mercifully I got the project out the door cleanly. I'll do a bit more experimenting to see if I can break it again and try and predict the behaviour. Such a sha
Syncing Dual System Audio after an Edit
by Tanner Field 5 years ago
Hey Guys, I was recently brought on to a project to do some recutting of this half hour narrative. There is already a rough cut done of the project that the director did in Premiere CS5.5 using .r3d f
Re: Syncing Dual System Audio after an Edit
by Mathew Farrell 11 months ago
I'm resurrecting this, as I'm also in this same situation - though there have been lots of lines of code under the bridge since this question was first raised. Anyone know how to sync audio to a locke
picture goes black between text layers
by Mathew Farrell 1 year ago
I've been getting a weird problem in a recent job - I've got a video layer (a nested sequence made of QT videos) with titles intermittently in a layer over the top. Every now and then, the video layer
Re: picture goes black between text layers
by Mathew Farrell 1 year ago
Hi Duke Cheers for the thoughts. You're right in that key framing takes more work than dropping on a fade-to-black and dragging out the length. It feels like buggy behaviour, but when I drop a fade-to
Best software for changing frame rate?
by Mathew Farrell 1 year ago
Hi all I'm altering the frame rate of a few projects at the moment, mostly coming from 24, 25 and 30 fps to 24 and 25 fps (or the decimal speeds). I know a bunch of different apps or ways to do this,
Re: Best software for changing frame rate?
by Mathew Farrell 1 year ago
G'day Chris. Cheers for the tip. I'll try and check Alchemist. Are you able to quantify how or why it does a better job I appreciate that might be a difficult question! Mat Mathew Farrell flowstate.co
Can't click and drag to change an effect value using wacom tablet
by Mathew Farrell 1 year ago
When using a mouse, properties such as an Opacity can be dragged up or down with the mouse (click and drag on the value). I can't do the same with my wacom intuos tablet - however After Effects lets m
Re: Can't click and drag to change an effect value using wacom tablet
by Mathew Farrell 1 year ago
Bum! Thanks for shedding some light, Mike. I'll send a bug report. So far 2015.4 has done NOTHING different for me except: Break Speedgrade dynamic link, which means I use a worse workflow (albeit a m
grade completely different in AE and Premiere
by Mathew Farrell 1 year ago
Hi all I've created a project in Premiere (latest CC version 2015). When I've replaced clips with an After Effects comp, the grade has changed dramatically. The story so far - I've imported my source
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