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Transcoding
by Ross Spears 6 days ago
I am starting a new project with a Sony HD camera (capable of 4K). I am using avid MC 8.8.5 and I have successfully linked to the video. Folks here have suggested that I TRANSCODE ALL THE footage. Fin
Re: Transcoding
by Michael Phillips 2 days ago
Here is the delivery specification for PBS. See Page 16 for video codec and wrapper: http: bento.cdn.pbs.org hostedbento-prod filer_public PBS_About Producing Red%20Book TOS%20Pt%201%20Submission%2020
Alternatives to pricey Sorenson Squeeze software?
by Stuart Baker 5 days ago
This is follow up from an earlier thread. Important: If you purchase a new Mac to run Avid Media Composer, and it comes loaded with Sierra or High Sierra, you will not be able to transcode your media
Re: Alternatives to pricey Sorenson Squeeze software?
by Michael Phillips 4 days ago
If you want to try free, Handbrake might be a solution. It has a batch mode (not elegant but works) and supports MXF OP1a DNxHD as a source which is my preferred way to prepare for third-party encoder
Phantom Camera Timecodes
by Glenn Sakatch 1 week ago
Circling back on this issue, that i come across everytime i get phantom camera .cine clips. I've tried testing the Glue Tools plugin, but i can't get proper timecode out of the Phantom clips. Every cl
Re: Phantom Camera Timecodes
by Michael Phillips 7 days ago
Circling back on this one for others in case they are in the same boat - the trial version of the GlueTools Phantom CIne AMA plug-in has several limitations to it: Reads Phantom Cine files with a Wate
Can you nudge segments up or down tracks using the keyboard in Avid Media Composer?
by Jimmy See 1 week ago
I know this is a pretty old question and the answer has always been no, but I thought I'd read somewhere while reading a forum post on an unrelated issue that Avid had in recent times finally introduc
Re: Can you nudge segments up or down tracks using the keyboard in Avid Media Composer?
by Michael Phillips 1 week ago
Item 3 in What's New Guide for MC 8.9.3. http: resources.avid.com SupportFiles attach WhatsNew_MediaComposer_v8.9.3.pdf Michael
Should FCPX be at IBC and NAB
by Oliver Peters 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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
Is there a way to save a custom column view for find results?
by Jimmy See 2 weeks ago
I have very extensive tagging of shots in a large documentary project, this works very well with find, however, the results of the find operation lose a lot of their usefulness when they're presented
Re: Is there a way to save a custom column view for find results?
by Michael Phillips 2 weeks ago
No you can't. It's been requested since FIND was released in v5.5. Michael
Finding Duplicate MXF files
by Jake Diamond 2 weeks ago
Hello, A client has asked me to organize their media. They have imported media and transferred media from drives with no real thought to media management. Now they need to clean out space and want to
Re: Finding Duplicate MXF files
by Michael Phillips 2 weeks ago
Go to Media Tool and select all project, all drives (assuming they are all attached) and sort by Source File and Tape (depending on how media got ingested). Look for similar names then timecode ranges
AMA linking Versus Drag and Drop files from Rushes Drive
by brenda morrissey 3 weeks ago
Hi I have been having problems AMA linking C300 cards and found that the only way to do so was by AMA linking clip by clip within the Source Browser. However, on an official AVID Forum I was told to d
Re: AMA linking Versus Drag and Drop files from Rushes Drive
by Michael Phillips 3 weeks ago
No difference in the resulting clip. The only difference is drag and drop is always auto-detect while linking via the Browser allows you to select a specific plug-in if needed or desired. Michael
Apple making TV - how much FCPX
by Oliver Peters 6 months 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 6 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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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Where is an editing program with Automated Speech Recognition?
by Brett Sherman 2 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 8 months ago
Another solution to consider: https: vimeo.com 217675401 Michael
Revisionist History...
by Bill Davis 11 months 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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Re: Revisionist History...
by Michael Phillips 11 months 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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
Storyboard App
by David Mathis 2 years ago
Not sure what forum to post this in but given this is a high traffic area thought I would try it here. Apologies in advance and it can be moved to another forum if required. I am looking for a basic s
Re: Storyboard App
by Michael Phillips 2 years ago
There's also a version from Powerproduction that works from within FCP (and Avid) if you want to use the NLE timeline. Michael
MXF from Arri Alexa to Pro Res 4444
by Agustina Tuduri 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
Re: Global Marker Search-2014
by Michael Phillips 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 6 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 years ago
How to convert alexa arri footage in mfx file using avid
Re: alexa arri footage converting using avid
by Michael Phillips 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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
Technical website about preserving the history
by Betty Harris 5 years ago
This site is about the preservation of the technical data for both Television & Film and is the only website on the internet of its kind. Check it out: http: shotonwhat.com
Re: Technical website about preserving the history
by Michael Phillips 5 years ago
It's an interesting site - it will also be interesting to see how detailed they get beyond the main camera, format, NLE, etc. For example if a feature used Red, Arri, Canon D5 and some GoPro will they
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