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Prepare footage for editor
by Max Xavier 2 days ago
Sorry ahead of time for my complete lack of knowledge. We have to deliver footage to an editor who is using AVID. I've never handed anything off to an editor before; I've edited small personal project
Re: Prepare footage for editor
by Michael Phillips 8 hours ago
Low budgets are always challenging. On the handful of features I've edited, I've always been my own assistant. But in this scenario, if a short, you and the editor can decide to forego the offline onl
Drone materials shot at 1.9:1 transcoded to HD 1080p have frame flex options, but I'm unsure of implications
by Jimmy See 2 weeks ago
I'm working on a job where the drone material has been transcoded for me from it's original 4K shot at 1.9:1 aspect ratio. By default, all this material is stretched to fit the frame size rather than
Re: Drone materials shot at 1.9:1 transcoded to HD 1080p have frame flex options, but I'm unsure of implications
by Michael Phillips 2 weeks ago
That is an interesting situation. When the input frame size is less than or equal to project timeline size, then FrameFlex has no real value anyway. In an ideal world, they would transcode to DNxHR (y
After a while, can't open bins!?!
by Larry Herbst 2 weeks ago
I'll be cooking along and suddenly a double click on a bin doesn't open the bin. Right click on the bin and select "open bin" takes me to a finder-type window to go search for a bin. No, I just want T
Re: After a while, can't open bins!?!
by Michael Phillips 2 weeks ago
How much RAM It may be running out of memory bur hard to tell. Michael
Relinking proxy footage
by Dan Brother 3 weeks ago
Hey there. Working on Media Composer 2018.8.0 and having issues relinking to 4k footage. I ingested as proxies due to the huge volume of 4k clips for this project. As this is a new workflow for me, I
Re: Relinking proxy footage
by Michael Phillips 3 weeks ago
Are the AMA links still in the project How did you create the proxies - in Media Composer or somewhere else If in MC, and all AMA links are still there, you can hide your transcoded mediafiles folder
EDL with CDL information - Bringing in Clips with CDL information workflow
by Andrew Handrich 3 weeks ago
Hey there. I'm running on Avid 2018.3.0 and have been supplied a number of EDLs that also list the CDL values for each clip in the sequence. I'm trying to import the EDLs so that the CDL values come t
Re: EDL with CDL information - Bringing in Clips with CDL information workflow
by Michael Phillips 3 weeks ago
Media Composer does not support CDL as part of EDL import, only export. CDL values can come in via an ALE in a dailies process but not as an EDL. Maybe, and I mean maybe, importing EDL into Resolve an
importing problem
by baskar sivakumar 3 weeks ago
Hi,friends I should work with my *Mp4* files in Avid media composer but i cannot import my files *is there any way to import my Mp4 files in avid*........thanks
Re: importing problem
by Michael Phillips 3 weeks ago
Importing for video media is becoming a thing of the past as many codecs require a certain plug-in to link to beforehand using AMA. AMA linking is faster than import but has the one extra step. Link,
Arri Alexa Mini .mxf Raw and Avid Media Composer Workflow
by olaf steel 1 month ago
Hello! I've been scouring the web for a workflow for bringing Arri Alexa Mini .mxf files into Avid. I can only find posts and tutorials for older versions of Avid, and the tips in those are not workin
Re: Arri Alexa Mini .mxf Raw and Avid Media Composer Workflow
by Michael Phillips 4 weeks ago
Just keep in mind that ARRIRAW Converter does not output MXF or MOV wrapped DNxHD HR. It can export MOV wrapped ProRes if you want to go that route. Resolve and other dailies type programs will export
How can one change settings so clip frm number is 1 not 0?
by Joshua Young 1 month ago
Just like what the subject says. I work with a lot of animation and graphics and people are always asking 'what frame is that ' so they know when to start with an animation or graphic. I know because
Re: How can one change settings so clip frm number is 1 not 0?
by Michael Phillips 1 month ago
But you can see it above the source record monitors as with other time-based counters: Select: And how it looks side by the side with the old frame counter: Michael
Today we celebrate Drop Frame Timecode in the U.S.A.
by Craig Seeman 3 months ago
4th of July How video tech would have varied if https: www.provideocoalition.com 4th-of-julyhow-video-tech-would-have-varied-if There would have never been any NTSC video system. There would have neve
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Re: Today we celebrate Drop Frame Timecode in the U.S.A.
by Michael Phillips 3 months ago
Also, the .1% slow down was not so much a shortcut than a solution allowing existing television owners to not have to buy new ones in an age where a new TV was very expensive. In 1954 the average colo
Should FCPX be at IBC and NAB
by Oliver Peters 8 months ago
Good opinion piece by Peter Wiggins http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2037-if-apple-is-serious-about-the-pro-market-should-it-get-back-to-the-two-big-trade-shows Seems like he s acknowledging wh
Re: Should FCPX be at IBC and NAB
by Michael Phillips 8 months ago
Also, the year Avid did not attend NAB was the year of a one year CEO and VP of Marketing in between other longer lasting CEO's. So saying Avid as a whole is not quite correct but by whoever is runnin
Apple making TV - how much FCPX
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
Interesting post by Alex here: http: alex4d.com notes item apple-1bn-making-tv-how-much-on-fcpx-post My own take is that Apple can't really push FCPX to these producers without true workflow collabora
Re: Apple making TV - how much FCPX
by Michael Phillips 1 year ago
Netflix licenses content of all resolutions. For Netflix originals, they have a pretty strict 4K deliverables requirement. Also, whether the content is posted using FCPx, Premiere Pro, Media Composer,
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How do I calculate my duration when I change from non drop frame to drop frame
by Reena Mang 1 year ago
I'm about to start an edit for a show and the network specs say that the lock time must be 42 minutes flat and delivered in a 1080i 59.94 format for broadcast. I'm getting confused by the rhetoric of
Re: How do I calculate my duration when I change from non drop frame to drop frame
by Shane Ross 1 year ago
You don't need ANY of that. This is very simple. Just change the timecode display in the source side to display 30DF code. Click on the top timecode, choose SEQUENCE Timecode 30DF Done Bonus picture o
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Michael Phillips liked this 1 year ago
Where is an editing program with Automated Speech Recognition?
by Brett Sherman 3 years ago
When I think about the feature that would really save me a ton of time editing, it's obvious. Automated Speech Recognition. It would quite frankly be revolutionary for my editing process. The thing is
Re: Where is an editing program with Automated Speech Recognition?
by Michael Phillips 1 year ago
Another solution to consider: https: vimeo.com 217675401 Michael
Revisionist History...
by Bill Davis 2 years ago
I'm still on a lot of press release lists from my reporter days. So I've been watching the minor flury of PR pitches going out about this being the 25th Anniversary of Premiere Pro pre-NAB. Had to lau
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Douglas K. Dempsey liked this 2 years ago
Re: Revisionist History...
by Michael Phillips 2 years ago
I don't think it's a big issue as the marketing is the brand, not the individual(s). I can somewhat relate to this; Avid can refer to Academy Award winning Media Composer, but both awards (the plaque
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Movies and NLE marketing
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
Doesn't it seem odd that neither Apple nor Adobe have any studio, big-bucks films that they can point to this year as having been cut with either FCPX or Premiere Pro Seems like a lot of PrPro presenc
Re: Movies and NLE marketing
by Michael Phillips 2 years ago
Don't know of any FCP x big features, but for 2016 there was Deadpool which should have at the very least taken that last (unused) 10th best picture nomination. It was a fun, engaging, and nicely edit
Vertical Video: Just say No!
by Ned Miller 2 years ago
ADMIN NOTE: This thread began in Creative COW's Business & Marketing forum, but since this topic also cuts across shooting, editing, and distribution, we thought it'd be fun to open the discussion up
Re: Vertical Video: Just say No!
by Michael Phillips 2 years ago
Horizon App records horizontal anyway when holding the phone vertically. http: petapixel.com 2014 01 15 horizon-app-kills-vertical-video-shoots-lanscape-matter But as with all things, knowing your des
1,000 days since the last Mac Pro update
by Walter Soyka 2 years ago
In case you haven't seen Juan Salvo's observation yet, the Mac Pro line was last updated 1,000 days ago. Here's a little screenshot from MacRumors showing the number of days between each of the releas
Re: 1,000 days since the last Mac Pro update
by Michael Phillips 2 years ago
And around that time, the iPhone 5c and 5s were announced if you want to compare it to other Apple revenue streams. A nice interactive timeline for iPhone: http: time.com 2934526 apple-iphone-timeline
From FCP to DCP (digital cinema package)
by George Roberson 5 years ago
Hi, I have a few questions converting exporting files from FCP7 to make a DCP file. The FCP sequence setting is 1920 x 1080 in HDTV 1080i 16:9 aspect ratio. The raw footage was shot in Canon DSLR 24p.
Re: From FCP to DCP (digital cinema package)
by Michael Phillips 2 years ago
You can try this one: http: service.autodcp.com They have a free watermarked process you can test for yourself. Michael
Force relink
by Oliver Peters 3 years ago
It would really, really, really be nice if a "force relink" feature were added so that mismatched media files could be relinked. Dare I say... just like in FCP7. Right now FCPX is just as bad as Media
Re: Force relink
by Michael Phillips 3 years ago
In Media Composer you can create a common metadata value in a separate column to use as the relink between a sequence and a clip. You can also adjust for timecode in one of the AuxTC columns if needed
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Editing software research
by Dan Turner 3 years ago
Hi guys I'm a film lecturer currently researching what editing software is the most commonly used in the industry. Id be grateful for any input on what you guys use, and what you've found in other pos
Re: Editing software research
by Michael Phillips 3 years ago
It's hard to say - as you mention it is an industry in flux and will continue to be over the next many years. Separating out the theory versus practical system training - it will be based on region, p
MXF from Arri Alexa to Pro Res 4444
by Agustina Tuduri 4 years ago
Hi there! First post here, really hope you can help me out. I will receive some footage for a commercial, that has been filmed with an Arri Alexa. The thing is i need to convert these .mxf to Apple Pr
Re: MXF from Arri Alexa to Pro Res 4444
by Michael Phillips 4 years ago
Resolve Lite should be able to do that for you. Michael
Global Marker Search-2014
by Greg Jones 4 years ago
So I installed Premiere Pro CC 2014. Overall I like it. For some reason I thought they were adding a Global Marker Search Function. Currently you can only search for markers based on the clip or Seque
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Matthew Wallis liked this 4 years ago
Re: Global Marker Search-2014
by Michael Phillips 4 years ago
It was announced pre IBC show, but has yet to be released. I thought I read October, so it should be soon. Michael
Video doesn't look like HD quality...why?
by Erin Herbst 4 years ago
Hello all! I'm a novice videographer (just graduated high school!). I've been getting a lot of jobs recently filming local business owners for promotional videos and whatnot. I shoot with my Canon 70D
Re: Video doesn't look like HD quality...why?
by Michael Phillips 4 years ago
I don't really agree with the notion that 24p makes it look more professional. Certainly 24p has a look, mostly for stories that want to have that "suspension of disbelief. In this case, it is speeche
Audio sync
by Stephan Valkenier 5 years ago
When working with my Blackmagic Pocket Camera, Resolve automatically finds the .wav file recorded and adds it to the DNG's, leaving me with a synced clip. I also use a 5d3 in RAW with an external reco
Re: Audio sync
by Michael Phillips 5 years ago
Do they have common timecode, and can automatically sync based on that Michael
Uprez to Cinema Scope 2.39 from 1080
by andrew smith 5 years ago
I am grading a 1080p 23.98 project with 2.39 output blanking and the client wants to deliver 2.39 aspect ratio but at a resolution of 2048x858. How best to do this - Resolve AE etc Thanks Andrew
Re: Uprez to Cinema Scope 2.39 from 1080
by Michael Phillips 5 years ago
This is the new feature I would want to as part of a test between the different scalers. Adobe calls it Detail preserving upscale and you can see a quick video here: http: tv.adobe.com watch adobe-at-
Rendered MXF clips cannot be imported into Avid Media Composer 5.5.3
by Christopher Tay 7 years ago
Hi, I'm testing AAF roundtripping with Avid Media Composer 5.5.3 and DaVinci Resolve Mac 8.1 and the MXF files rendered out of Resolve cannot be imported into Avid as it says it is not supported. The
Re: Rendered MXF clips cannot be imported into Avid Media Composer 5.5.3
by Michael Phillips 5 years ago
The AAF file does not need to go in the Avid MediaFiles MXF numbered folder and I would not suggest having files in there that are not expected. Michael
BMCC FILE Size Limitations
by Richard Martz 5 years ago
I wanted to pose a question and open a discussion. I am a fairly new owner of a BMCC and I'm learning a lot about the camera. One thing I found interesting this week involved the maximum file length t
Re: BMCC FILE Size Limitations
by Michael Phillips 5 years ago
Seeing as the total number of frames is the same, I suspect the file size itself is also the same. Duration is based on total number of frames divided by frame rate, so a slower rate will have longer
Need Sample footage
by Misha Tenenbaum 5 years ago
Hi Guys, Does anyone out there mind shooting a few Arri Alexa (or Amira) camera clips to help people test NLE workflows with I want to post the clips on my new Camera Footage Database. The idea here i
Re: Need Sample footage
by Michael Phillips 5 years ago
Here is a link. I did a quick Google search for arri downaload sample footage and got this: http: www.arri.com camera digital_cameras learn alexa_sample_footage Michael
Alexa prores to avid workflow
by ori Dè rascher 5 years ago
Hi everybody. I've just look 'round by the forums here but i've some difficult finding what I need. As D.I.T. sometimes productions asking me to give an mxf transcode of the footage to the post house,
Re: Alexa prores to avid workflow
by Michael Phillips 5 years ago
The ALE is typically merged to the master clip to add additional metadata that is not part of the MXF wrapper when generating DNxHD. Although my blog is about accessing metadata from the BMC Cameras,
alexa arri footage converting using avid
by kiran madre 5 years ago
How to convert alexa arri footage in mfx file using avid
Re: alexa arri footage converting using avid
by Michael Phillips 5 years ago
If you shoot DNxHD in camera, use the Arri AMA Plug-in to link to and consolidate. If you shoot ProRes in camera, use the QuickTime AMA Plug-in to link to and consolidate If shooting LogC, in v7 apply
Resolve 9, setting tape name for Avid
by Ethan Holzman 5 years ago
How does setting up the tape name work. I have messed around uint the conform panel, but the intricacies of how this work has eluded me. My problem is I am working on a feature film shot with the Cano
Re: Resolve 9, setting tape name for Avid
by Michael Phillips 5 years ago
In the settings you want to go to "conform assist" and you have some choices that will be used in the REEL field of the file and output in the TAPE field when exporting MXF DNxHD. I know v10 has it, b
is bmcc 23.98 really 23.976
by Ali Quintana 5 years ago
I just did a whole 30 sec editing on BMCC footage sot at 23.98. Now I hear on an other forum that its should really be 23.976, can any one confirm if this is right and if so, should I re set my comp t
Re: is bmcc 23.98 really 23.976
by Michael Phillips 5 years ago
I will bet a large sum of something that from a camera's perspective, it is really 23.976 and is shorthand for space considerations in menu selection or something like that. michael
Two simple questions… searching the Arri Site but can't find the answer
by Douglas Ryan 5 years ago
I have two, what I think are straightforward, Arri questions. 1. Can you record Arri raw while at the same time recording to ProRes or DNxHD on SxS cards I'm assuming if you do the TC would match. 2.
Re: Two simple questions… searching the Arri Site but can't find the answer
by Michael Phillips 5 years ago
1.) Yes you can. Timecode and file names match, but it doesn't eliminate the need to QC the ARRIRAW files. 2.) I don't use ARRIRAW convertor so I cannot answer. Michael
DSLR Video - Timestamp AND OR Visual Embedding of Metadata
by Kree Stephens 5 years ago
For work I need to be able to have the date and time stamped onto (embedded into) the video file. From what I've seen and worked with, no DSLR's even have timecodes for video files. Is there a way to
Re: DSLR Video - Timestamp AND OR Visual Embedding of Metadata
by Michael Phillips 5 years ago
http: www.videotoolshed.com product 42 qtchange You can use this to at least embed the timecode into the file to ensure it remains persistent and consistent. Michael
News: Prime Focus Selects Avid to Power Its Creative Workflow
by Cow News Droid 5 years ago
Avid continues to demonstrate its unwavering commitment to professional video editing as global post production house becomes the latest facility to select Media Composer 7 (Burlington, Massachusetts-
Re: News: Prime Focus Selects Avid to Power Its Creative Workflow
by Michael Phillips 5 years ago
I would imagine this is an upgrade to v7 and not a greenfield install from nothing or another NLE system. And as far as what is news, that's a question for the entire Internet ;) but it offers custome
ARRI Alexa ProRes 4444 > AVID MC6 (Windows) BEST WORKFLOW with LUTS applied
by Thomas Davies 5 years ago
Hi, I'm a TV edit assistant working in England begging work on a new show which is shooting on an ARRI ALEXA PLUS. The camera's aren't licensed to shoot DNxHD, therefore will be shooting ProRes 4444.
Re: ARRI Alexa ProRes 4444 > AVID MC6 (Windows) BEST WORKFLOW with LUTS applied
by Michael Phillips 5 years ago
Download the free DaVinci Resolve for Windows, open sources, apply LogC - Rec.709 LUT and export native Avid DNxHD media. Take a look at this whitpaper for overall workflow considerations for Arri Ale
Arri -Avid
by vasilis papadopoulos 5 years ago
Hi all, I am editing a short film shot with Alexa in Pro ress 4:4:4. I ll move in a Symphony system soon for online editing. I would like to ask which is better codec to transcode for the online editi
Re: Arri -Avid
by Michael Phillips 5 years ago
If on v6.5 or later, ProRes is an internal codec, so you can stay ProRes 444. Create an RGB 709 project and use AMA to conform final project. Michael
Relinking ALE File to MXF files from Resolve
by Dave Williams 7 years ago
I really could use some guidance on relinking my ALE file that I have made from Resolve to the actual files in Avid Media Composer 5.5 I get the same message every time "Media Offline". The file path
Re: Relinking ALE File to MXF files from Resolve
by Michael Phillips 5 years ago
You should be fine. Populating your bin from the Media Tool is one way to do it. Basically it's the master clip with the following metadata: TAPE START END Whatever else is there is generated by Media
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Canon 5D Mark II Metadata, Organization Workflow, and Adobe Bridge.
by Caleb Farmer 6 years ago
Hey, I'm trying to improve my workflow for organizing footage. When importing footage I see both the .mov files and .thm files (which contain metadata) is there anyway to merge these files so that the
Re: Canon 5D Mark II Metadata, Organization Workflow, and Adobe Bridge.
by Michael Phillips 5 years ago
I mentioned QTChange from VideoToolshed - it will take the creation date from the file and turn it into Time of Day timecode. http: www.videotoolshed.com product 42 qtchange US$ 24.95 Michael
Working with DNG files on iMac late 2011
by Lena Sotiriou 6 years ago
Hello everyone, It has been a couple of years now I visit this site quite often to solve my editing queries. But it's the first time I post. I'm about to shoot a short film with Blackmagic Cinema Came
Re: Working with DNG files on iMac late 2011
by Michael Phillips 6 years ago
The DNG RAW format has advantages for both day and night shooting as it give you more dynamic range, including highlights. Are you shooting under controlled lighting situation, or is it more run-n-gun
Favourite low budget movies....
by Tom Sefton 6 years ago
Another OCD list based question for you. What are your favourite films that have been made for less than $10m This seems like a reasonable figure, you could make 20 of these gems for the same price as
Re: Favourite low budget movies....
by Michael Phillips 6 years ago
Bottle Rocket is a great little movie. I worked on the original short and did all the matchback negative cut supervision for what was still at that point in time, "new" technology. :) Michael
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