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Michael Locke

dancer turned actor turned writer/director/one-man-movie-maker:so many stories,so little time...
Member Since:
July 25th 2010
143 Posts
100 posts
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San Francisco, CA
Reconsidering FCPX in Hollywood
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
One of the Lumaforge NAB presentations: http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2070-josh-beal-reconsidering-final-cut-pro-x-in-hollywood Direct link to the video here: https: www.youtube.com watch ti
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Al Bergstein liked this 1 year ago
Re: Reconsidering a pompous editing system made by Apple engineers.
by Michael Locke 1 year ago
Look, You guys are all legends, and I've yet exist, but the word I don't think I've heard is "disposable" for Apple software. Starting on 10.6.8, I didn't think I was getting in on the high point. All
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"You're Doing It Wrong"
by Mark Suszko 2 years ago
There's a shooting editing technique out there that I see is being used more and more often, and every time I see it employed, it is being done wrong. Video and film has a well-established and common
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Michael Locke liked this 2 years ago
Re: "You're Doing It Wrong"
by Todd Terry 2 years ago
Well Mark... couple points... 1) First of all, I totally agree with you, that technique is "wrong" and just plain jarring. I believe that goes a bit hand-in-hand with the other cutaways we are often s
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Michael Locke liked this 2 years ago
PCIe SSD enclosure for Thunderbolt 2/3?
by Michael Locke 2 years ago
So I stumped the OWC tech guys asking if I could run a Samsung 960 Pro PCIe SSD https: www.bhphotovideo.com c product 1288027-REG samsung_mz_v6p1t0bw_1tb_960_pro_m_2.html wih their new Helios 3: https
Re: PCIe SSD enclosure for Thunderbolt 2/3?
by Rainer Wirth 2 years ago
Hi Michael, the card you want to use works with a samsung controler software. The box with the PCIx has a compatibility list of certain PCIx cards. If you read the specs of the T-box carefully it says
Sales pitches
by Rick Wise 2 years ago
A reminder: The Cow is not a place for sales pitches. Which is why that lens post and responses were all taken down. I suggest any time you see a sales pitch posted here (it happens rarely, fortunatel
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Michael Locke liked this 2 years ago
Adobe CS6 only to mac os 10.7??
by Len Wasson 2 years ago
I was just getting ready to upgrade - literally - after having worked out several issues w FCP. Now it seems my Adobe CS6 will not work in anything past mac os 10.7 (Lion) worth noting is this is the
Re: Adobe CS6 only to mac os 10.7??
by Michael Locke 2 years ago
Late in, but I'm pretty sure Lion was current when CS6 came out, so Adobe was just letting all the CS5.5 Snow Leopard (good ol' 10.6.8) owners know it was built for Lion. Personally, I've only had iss
FAT32 flash drive issue
by Oliver Peters 4 years ago
(I've also posted this in the Windows forum.) I'm running into issues when interchanging USB flash drives between various computers. These are all formatted as FAT32 in sizes of 2GB, 4GB and 8GB. My M
Re: FAT32 flash drive issue
by Michael Locke 4 years ago
Greetings Oliver, I'm a fan from not to far (Atlantic Beach); have you tried formatting in ExFat If your drive is 64GB+, it should be formattable as such and is certainly the newer version of "Fat". A
Best way to move massive files
by Chris Smith 4 years ago
Let's say I have a computer with multiple FW800 ports (USB 3, Thunderbolt, whatever - just as an example). I have two external drives with multiple FW800 ports. Would the files transfer faster if I ch
Re: Best way to move massive files
by Michael Locke 4 years ago
Hey Chris, Not quite sure how this is an OS X question, seems more like "Arrays and Raids", but then you might hear from Herr Zelin and you're not ready for that. Hypothetical situations rarely exist
El Capitan experience, anyone?
by Michael Locke 4 years ago
So I installed the latest release on my 2014 15" MacBook Pro (11,3 model), and it started running hotter than normal (IStat Pro showed 150-165F vs. 125-135F commonly). On that alone I switched back to
Re: El Capitan experience, anyone?
by magret dosey 4 years ago
I saw a bunch of complaints about EL Capitan, that's why I still go with Yosemite. Currently all things run smoothly even with a few updates.
Downgrade original Yosemite on 2014 Retina MacBook Pro?
by Michael Locke 4 years ago
Just received a 2014 15" Retina MacBook Pro to replace my 2010 13" machine. On the old one I'm running 10.8.5 Mt. Lion, and CS6 and even my old FCS3 work great. Tried Mavericks on the 13", and Adobe E
Re: Downgrade original Yosemite on 2014 Retina MacBook Pro?
by Michael Locke 4 years ago
Hello again John, full circle on this thread. For the record, I never attempted to downgrade my 2014 15" MBP, leaving it as a current machine to run future software and upgrade from there as needed. W
importing/transferring video files from 5Dmk3 via Yosemite
by Kip Cole 4 years ago
Hi, I'm new to both shooting with a 5D and editing with Adobe CS (been a FCP7 user until recently). Just upgraded my Mac Pro to Yosemite and finder won't see any video files on my 5D SD card, even aft
Re: importing/transferring video files from 5Dmk3 via Yosemite
by Michael Locke 4 years ago
Makes no sense. First off, you don't have a Canon 5D shooting video, you have a 5D Mark II III and if it's recording H.264 (it is) Apple should love it. You don't mention what operating system you wer
Illustrator Graphics for Premiere?
by Curt Pair 8 years ago
I'm trying to create Illustrator based graphics to be used in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5. I'm not getting suitable results. I generate a new file in AI. I use the HDTV preset of 1920x1080. I create my low
Re: Illustrator Graphics for Premiere?
by Tom Durham 8 years ago
One thing that works for me... if the illustrator file is too small and throw it on to your Premiere timeline and it looks cruddy, just go up to clip video options and select "scale to frame size." Th
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Michael Locke liked this 4 years ago
Has anyone used log and transfer in FCP7 with a Canon t4i? How did you do it?
by Dale Long 6 years ago
So I have been using a Canon 7D for a few years with FCP 7 and loved log and transfer, mainly because of the simple feature where it appended the frame rate to the filename when it created the pro res
Re: Has anyone used log and transfer in FCP7 with a Canon t4i? How did you do it?
by Michael Locke 4 years ago
Hey shooter editors, Latest E1 plugin link I found was NOT Canon USA (go figure)... http: support-hk.canon-asia.com contents HK EN 0200408402.html
External video card for MacBook Pro?
by Michael Locke 4 years ago
So is there a T-bolt2 PCIe expansion chassis I can attach an Nvidea graphics card (Quadro K4000 ) to (Macbook Pro 2.8GHz 2014, Nvidia 750 onboard) for GPU power-hungry programs like Resolve 10-bit sup
Re: External video card for MacBook Pro?
by Michael Locke 4 years ago
Apologies again for the slower response to you than yours. There seems to be some debate over GPU T-bolt interface (other post). Do you know anyone who's doing it now, hacked or otherwise And thank yo
MacPro 3.1 OS10.6.8 will not delete files in trash (came from Raid 0 hard drive)
by Hal Beery 4 years ago
MacPro 3.1 OS10.6.8 Spring Cleaning... deleting duplicate media files on external hard drive (1.03TB). BUT... the files from a two drive raid on eSata port with Raid 0, will not delete. Every time I p
Re: MacPro 3.1 OS10.6.8 will not delete files in trash (came from Raid 0 hard drive)
by Michael Locke 4 years ago
Skip the trash, Disk Utility is your friend. It will tell you if you have permissions, and if so, you can reformat erase the drive. Mac OS Extended (Journaled) is the format choice for Macs, if you've
CC "Apps" Not Loading, Unable to Download (OSX Yosemite)
by Stephen Rutherford 5 years ago
My company just got CC and I am in the process of installing it on my Mac. I do have admin rights and am able to install software. I also checked my firewall settings and it is currently set to "Off".
Re: CC "Apps" Not Loading, Unable to Download (OSX Yosemite)
by Stephen Rutherford 5 years ago
I spent some time with Adobe tech support today and the problem was caused by residual CS6 files that were left over from an uninstall (which happened before I started working here). After about a hal
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Michael Locke liked this 4 years ago
Installing OSX 10.6 to external hard drive using OSX 10.9 Macbook?
by Alan Hayman 4 years ago
I have unfinished projects in FCP7 that I haven't been able to work on ever since my computer's hard drive crashed. The iMac will boot from an external hard drive just fine, which they determined when
Re: Installing OSX 10.6 to external hard drive using OSX 10.9 Macbook?
by Michael Locke 4 years ago
OK, so the goal is to work with FCP7 files. I'm still working with my original 2010 files (FCS3 on a 2010 13" originally w 10.6) on 10.8.5 Mt. Lion . So be aware, you can move forward that far with no
MacPro 2013 Kernel Panics with Areca 8050
by Rick Foxx 5 years ago
I have a 6-core 2013 MacPro and an Areca 8050 (original Thunderbolt 1) enclosure that have been working fine since January. However, since updating to 10.9.4 and iTunes 11.3, I have been getting a ker
Re: MacPro 2013 Kernel Panics with Areca 8050
by Bob Zelin 5 years ago
this is why I love Creative Cow. Do you think that Areca would even have a clue about this type of information. THANK YOU Rick, you are a wonderful human being for sharing this information. Bob Zelin
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Michael Locke liked this 5 years ago
CS6/Mavericks compatibility issues?
by Mike MacKenzie 5 years ago
Hey everyone...thinking of upgrading from Mt Lion to Mavericks and wondering if anyone has any advice or warnings. My workflow is primarily AE in CS6, along with the usual plugs-ins and apps (AI, PS,
Re: CS6/Mavericks compatibility issues?
by Jim Scott 5 years ago
Hi Mike, I use Mt. Lion myself with AE CS6 so I can't offer any direct experience with Mavericks, but I do know from others who have upgraded that in order to avoid crashes you will need the AE 11.0.3
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Michael Locke liked this 5 years ago
Video apps 2014 - huge performance boost
by Morten Ranmar 5 years ago
Maybe there is benefit of Adobe not having to deliver a classic "suite update" - (even though it was almost marketed as such) The video apps do not feature many flashy new features - and Adobes engine
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Todd Kopriva liked this 5 years ago
Re: Video apps 2014 - huge performance boost
by Chris Pettit 5 years ago
Andrew Kimery "Maybe it's because a lot of my background is with TV shows and some live events but I'm used to gear being rented." Interesting perspective. My original background was in ENG productio
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Michael Locke liked this 5 years ago
Apple Stops Development of Aperture
by Ryan Holmes 5 years ago
Apple is apparently ending development for Aperture and iPhoto. They are moving their development support behind the new Photo for OS app demoed at WWDC earlier this month. According to Apple, "users
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Michael Locke liked this 5 years ago
Re: Apple Stops Development of Aperture
by Andrew Kimery 5 years ago
Bill Davis "Mention that the next time somebody is on the forth floor of a building that's on fire." lol
What microphone to use for DSLR filming
by Paul Stancel 5 years ago
Hey guys, i have a little problem, im just starting dslr filming and i want really good sounding audio, i generally film indoors (iphone app reviews) and sometimes short films, the dslr i have at the
Re: What microphone to use for DSLR filming
by Michael Locke 5 years ago
Sorry for a late response, but I'll jump in. First, this is a question best posted on the Audio Professionals forum: if it's sound, they rule. However, as a DSLR feature DP I can tell you: beg or borr
import photoshop file into illustrator without quality loss
by Nitin Gadia 8 years ago
I want to print an oversized image, on multiple sheets and illustrator does this nicely: http: www.art.ucla.edu digitalstudio pdfs tiling_illustrator.pdf However, when I open the photoshop file in ill
Re: import photoshop file into illustrator without quality loss
by Vincent Rosati 8 years ago
Generally, it's not so much about what it looks like on screen, but how it prints or exports. Just make sure you're in the correct color mode - RGB or CMYK. I'm pretty sure Illustrator's not imposing
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Michael Locke liked this 5 years ago
For those making the switch to Thunderbolt for your PCIe needs.
by Jeremy Garchow 6 years ago
What are you doing with your PCIe cards Are you buying enclosures or are you repurchasing Thunderbolt devices Sonnet has a deal right now where you can buy their enclosure and they will update to Thun
Re: For those making the switch to Thunderbolt for your PCIe needs.
by David Roth Weiss 6 years ago
Steve Connor "I'm sure there are quite a few people here that would like to hear about these potential problems before they drop $$$$ on a new MacPro!" Hi Steve, Completely understandable, and a full
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Michael Locke liked this 6 years ago
Encore 5.1 freezing with Mavericks
by Michael Locke 6 years ago
Need to make one-off BDs for an indie feature starting the festival circuit. Using CS 5.5 on Mavericks, I've had no problems with Premier or AE. When launching Encore (5.1), it prompts for the project
Re: Encore 5.1 freezing with Mavericks
by Michael Locke 6 years ago
Yeah so, I can venture to say Encore (5.1 CS 5.5) has issues with Mavericks. AE and Premier are fine, Encore locks up as before (even after a full uninstall reinstall). Neither opening the program, or
USB 3.0 hard drive docks without USB 3.0 Macbook Pro?
by Michael Locke 6 years ago
Ignorance is far from bliss. Simply, the USB 3.0 hard-drive docks are half the price of the quad-interface ones. Feel free to laugh when I was disappointed at attaching my firewire 800 drive, then cou
Re: USB 3.0 hard drive docks without USB 3.0 Macbook Pro?
by Michael Locke 6 years ago
Well Mr. Bob, I'm honored. Copy that, hate to give money to Apple so I'll probably Hackintosh there. So FTP's don't mix (i.e SDI HDMI). My naivety comes from how I wish things could be, but each of th
Adobe dropping Raw DNG support?
by Michael Locke 7 years ago
Passing this along to anyone interested in shooting with the BlackMagic Cinema Camera's raw 12-bit workflow (and many other "future" cameras). Disturbing, from the company thought to listen more than
Re: Adobe dropping Raw DNG support?
by Michael Locke 7 years ago
Thank you sir, Always enlightened by your posts. It seemed too illogical for Adobe, they've worked so hard the past years on platform compatibility. Hopefully they'll get this realtime issue solved, I
7D firmware upgrade
by Michael Locke 7 years ago
Just in case you missed it elsewhere, Canon has new firmware for the 7D. Not huge for video, but finally manual audio levels (but no meters, and not adjustable while recording). Still better. http: ww
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Eric Michael Cap liked this 7 years ago
Re: 7D firmware upgrade
by Mark Dobson 7 years ago
I've installed this firmware and have not had any issues. It all went smoothly. Great photographic firmware but lean pickings for us filmmakers. Having said that audio control is pretty big.
Tokina 11-16
by matt love 7 years ago
I was looking at this lens as it has got good reviews all around. My only concern is the manual focus doesnt seem to be conducive with shooting video. Anyone with any experience shooting video and rol
Re: Tokina 11-16
by Michael Locke 7 years ago
Hi Matt, Yes, one of the best third-party lenses you can buy, dollar-for-dollar. Manual 9-blade aperture, hard-stop at infinity (Canon ), and good glass. If Duclos Lenses bothers to do a cine-mod on i
Best AVCHD converter/player?
by Michael Locke 7 years ago
My roommate just got a GH2 (on my recommendation) for interview event videography, and she has no NLE. My Canon .MOV files played on Windows or Mac, but AVCHD is not so easy. Is there a favorite best
Re: Best AVCHD converter/player?
by Michael Locke 7 years ago
Thanks Matt, I was hoping for a GH2 owner who possibly started with just the camera and no NLE: what did they do. Canon files play on Vista (WMP), and with Mpeg Streamclip, you can get by enough to se
New Mac Pro
by Michael Locke 7 years ago
Then there's this... http: 9to5mac.com 2012 06 05 after-nearly-two-years-without-an-update-apple-to-finally-revamp-mac-pro-next-week ...mostly cause you're the hardware guys.
Re: New Mac Pro
by Fred Jodry 7 years ago
I just hope they aimed to be flexible enough of software, both OS and applications, so their users don t lose their jobs.
Recover files from RAID 1 external
by Michael Locke 7 years ago
So my 3.5" dual-drive box stopped mounting, as if it didn't exist, to my laptop. Tech support was no help, and after exhausting possibilities myself, I decided scientific method might help to decide i
Re: Recover files from RAID 1 external
by Michael Locke 7 years ago
Thanks Luis (and Jon), I thought it might be that specific. I think there's a lot of RAID 1 owners who are not as safe as they think. Having an identical copy of all the data means nothing if it can't
time lapse (5184x3456) sequence setting
by Michael Locke 7 years ago
Howdy Cow-pokes, Trying to set up a time-lapse sequence in FCP 7 (OSX10.6.8), and I can't get a width over 4096 (4K yes ). Either dropping the QT7 generated image sequence (422HQ) on the timeline, or
Re: time lapse (5184x3456) sequence setting
by Neil Patience 7 years ago
No you are not missing anything FCP does not support larger file sizes best wishes Neil www.patience.tv
lens resolution
by Michael Locke 7 years ago
Gentlemen, I'm studying the Canon cinema lenses, and they look to be awesome glass. They tout the "4K resolution" for motion pictures, but how does that differ from stills The RED Epic is 5K at 5120x2
Re: lens resolution
by Frank Wit 7 years ago
Another good explanation: http: www.cambridgeincolour.com tutorials diffraction-photography.htm regards, Frank
Where's the Canon E1 v1.2 FCP plugin?
by Michael Locke 7 years ago
Hello all, I was in an argument with a producer that THM files were necessary for log and transfer: he said they weren't, I said they were. Well it turns out I had v1.0, and v1.2 allowed for no THM fi
Re: Where's the Canon E1 v1.2 FCP plugin?
by Michael Locke 7 years ago
OK, found it. http: support-sg.canon-asia.com contents SG EN 0200136502.html screenshot2012-02-13at6.23.44pm.png For some reason it's gone at Canon USA. Save a copy, won't you. In case someone found w
relevance of image stabilization to videography with DSLR
by Bob Cole 7 years ago
I'm evaluating lenses for DSLR videography. I can see the relevance of good bokeh, build quality, and shallow DOF wide aperture. But I'm puzzled about IS (image stabilization). For still photography,
Re: relevance of image stabilization to videography with DSLR
by Michael Locke 7 years ago
2012 and Canon has PL-mount cine lenses, but STILL no IS for the 24-70mm f2.8 L. Sigh...
When to apply LUT
by David Bitterman 7 years ago
I'm starting to use the cinestyle picture style and it's look up table (LUT) and am wondering, when in the production pipeline would I apply a LUT Would I just use it as a root level effect (LUT Buddy
Re: When to apply LUT
by Michael Locke 7 years ago
David, Keep in mind different programs like different "flavors" of LUTs. I learned... http: forums.creativecow.net thread 202 893322#893322
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Magic Lantern Update TH12-22 for 550D(T2i),600D (T3i), and 60D
by Michael Locke 8 years ago
Hope this HDR video really works...ML http: nofilmschool.com 2011 12 magic-lantern-firmware-canon-dslrs-real-time #more-17063
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Pete Burger liked this 8 years ago
Re: Magic Lantern Update TH12-22 for 550D(T2i),600D (T3i), and 60D
by joe campbell 8 years ago
I don't care about "super slo-mo" but I would like to try magic lantern. I just got the 550d!
Lens mount bible?
by Michael Locke 8 years ago
My favorite forum professionals, Is there a universally accepted list of standards for camera mounts and lenses In the bicycle industry (my day job), Sutherland's Catalog lists the specs (and therefor
Re: Lens mount bible?
by Michael Locke 8 years ago
Thanks Jonathan, I guess the practical question is is there an adaptor for the lens camera you want to work , or not. The mm are academic. I was of course thinking of adaptors, reading a Matthew Duclo
Cinestyle LUT import method?
by Michael Locke 8 years ago
Dear Cow Professionals, Haven't found a way to get LUT Buddy into AE Premier 5.5. It installed into FCP 7 fine, but doesn't appear in any effects list search in Adobe. Resolve and AE seem to want .cub
Re: Cinestyle LUT import method?
by Michael Locke 8 years ago
...the rest of the story, The s-curve provided by Technicolor for the Cinestyle is a .lut file and therefore in 1D(imensional) color space. LUT Buddy can only give you those options to convert to. Hit
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