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Michael Rothenberg

Longtime Avid editor who switched to FCP, then back to Avid, and now on Premiere Pro
Member Since:
June 10th 2002
211 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Watertown, MA
Transcriptive plug-in
by Michael Rothenberg 1 year ago
Anyone had experience working with Digital Anarchy s Transcriptive plug-in for Premiere It s an AI-based transcription service that works inside Premiere, exporting audio to a cloud service, and then
Re: Transcriptive plug-in
by Michael Rothenberg 1 year ago
Does SpeedScriber have the workflow integration that Transcriptive does That's my main interest. Michael Rothenberg Peak Productions
Anyone using Plural Eyes?
by John Watts 2 years ago
Has anyone had any experiences with Red Giant technical support, good or not so good I'm trying to get ahold of them for over a week and am getting nothing but crickets. Have tried email, support tick
Re: Anyone using Plural Eyes?
by Michael Rothenberg 1 year ago
Great thread! I have had good luck with all the strategies mentioned above. Edit Ready is a godsend. Thanks all! Michael Rothenberg Peak Productions
Why Not Default Export Source Range to "Entire Sequence?" Why must snapping be enabled in general prefs?
by Reid VanVoris 3 years ago
Dear Adobe, Why Is The Default of Export Media Not Source Range to "Entire Sequence " Mostly I am exporting my entire project and constantly have to change this setting to entire sequence . If I want
Re: Why Not Default Export Source Range to "Entire Sequence?" Why must snapping be enabled in general prefs?
by Michael Rothenberg 3 years ago
Hey Reid, I have the same issue with the Source Range default. With later versions of AME, the setting is not even visible when you're looking at your queue; it's only findable when you click on the i
Murch and NLEs from IBC
by Oliver Peters 5 years ago
http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 1734-walter-murch-talks-final-cut-pro-x-avid-and-premiere-pro - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
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David Lawrence liked this 5 years ago
Re: Murch and NLEs from IBC
by vashi nedomansky 5 years ago
I think feature film editors working long days for over a year give a very realistic long term case study on how to best improve any NLE. The daily issues that pop up, no matter how minor, are compoun
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Michael Rothenberg liked this 5 years ago
Sorting order in Icon view
by Jim McNally 9 years ago
I prefer to work in Icon view over List view in my bin. However my footage is completely random in the Icon view and makes it difficult to find shots. Is there a way to keep the sort criteria determin
Re: Sorting order in Icon view
by Elliott Balsley 7 years ago
This issue used to cause me great frustration too. I don't know when it was fixed, but in my Premiere 7.1, there is now an icon at the bottom of each bin in icon view called "Sort Icons". Hooray! Elli
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Michael Rothenberg liked this 5 years ago
2 RTAS questions
by Michael Rothenberg 6 years ago
I don't have a lot of experience applying RTAS filters to tracks. Is there any way to change or keyframe the parameters, or are you basically passing the entire track through an effects buss Also, I a
Re: 2 RTAS questions
by Pat Horridge 6 years ago
RTAS is applied to the whole track. Use audio suite if you need to be more specific. Pat Horridge Technical Director, Trainer, Avid Certified Instructor VET Production Editing Digital Media Design DVD
Please tell me the SIMPLE explanation
by Nick Griffin 6 years ago
In the timeline controls in MC for audio WHAT is the difference between "Volume" and "Clip Gain " In the audio world, where I started, these were essentially the same thing. So what does "Volume" do s
Re: Please tell me the SIMPLE explanation
by Michael Rothenberg 6 years ago
Fantastic succint explanation of Avid audio. Thank you! Michael Rothenberg Peak Productions
Invalid file name error on AMA or straight import
by Michael Rothenberg 6 years ago
I'm at my wit's end trying to get footage from two different cameras, and some audio files, into an Avid project. I'm on MC 7.03. The two cameras are Sony FS700 and Panasonic GH3. My Info tab shows tw
Re: "Unable to link to any clips" on AMA or straight import
by Michael Rothenberg 6 years ago
Here's my list from the console: ama_listplugins ------------------------------------------------------------------- AMA PLUG-IN NAME COMPANY NAME VERSION ---------------------------------------------
OT Speedgrade vs Resolve
by Steve Connor 7 years ago
I've been fascinated with Speedgrade since CS6 as it seems to be a much "lighter" and less system intensive programme than Resolve, on my 2008 Mac Pro I get great interface and playback performance fr
Re: OT Speedgrade vs Resolve
by Michael Rothenberg 7 years ago
Thanks for the thorough review. I have Speedgrade as part of the Creative Cloud and for me it looks like it may be OK for a newbie to rigorous color correction. I assume the general lessons learned wo
C300 import problem on Snow Leopard
by Michael Rothenberg 7 years ago
I'm on 10.6.8, using FCPX for the first time. (Experienced Avid FCP7 editor.) I have installed the appropriate Canon plugins and have no problem importing C300 footage into FCP7. But FCPX is not seein
Re: C300 import problem on Snow Leopard
by Michael Rothenberg 7 years ago
Thank you guys. I'll jump on it. Really appreciate the advice. Michael Rothenberg Peak Productions
Problem with CC Simple Wire Removal
by Michael Rothenberg 7 years ago
Hi - I have a dead pixel in some DSLR footage and found a tutorial on fixing it that seems very straightforward. However, I am having trouble getting started - either I'm missing something obvious or
Re: Problem with CC Simple Wire Removal
by Michael Rothenberg 7 years ago
I should have mentioned here, as I did in the Adobe thread Todd referred to, that Cycore's support was great and emailed me a prior version of the plugin that works perfectly. Others with the same iss
How to stop Compressor in background?
by David Fortin 12 years ago
Set up a droplet for Compressor on my desktop. Dropped file onto droplet. Compressor is now doing it's thing. How do I stop this operation I discovered I had the aspect ratio set wrong in the droplet.
Re: How to stop Compressor in background?
by Michael Rothenberg 8 years ago
Great answer and solved the same problem for me. Nothing else would. Thank you! Michael Rothenberg Peak Productions
Pluraleyes for Avid MC 6.0 - problem with two different frame rates
by Michael Rothenberg 8 years ago
Hi - not sure how to work around this problem. I am using Avid with Pluraleyes with footage that was recorded at two different frame rates. The main visual material is from a DSLR recorded at 23.98, w
Re: Pluraleyes for Avid MC 6.0 - problem with two different frame rates
by Michael Rothenberg 8 years ago
Eventually I figured out a workaround which still required a fair amount of manual labor: I exported the "good" 29.97 audio as AIF and imported it back in again, lined it up with its video. After grou
1080sf23.98 on KONA LHi in FCP7 & Avid MC6
by Chuck Kahn 8 years ago
On our MacPro I can't seem to get HDMI video to display when the format is set to 1080sf23.98. Switching FCP7 to 1080p23.98 works, but Avid MC6 doesn't seem to have the ability to switch to 1080p23.98
Re: 1080sf23.98 on KONA LHi in FCP7 & Avid MC6
by Michael Rothenberg 8 years ago
Sure wish I had read this thread before I went out and bought a new monitor. I thought the reason I wasn't seeing Avid's "1080p23.98" via my Kona LHi HDMI out was that my old ca. 2005 monitor didn't s
Interesting take on Apple's view of "Pros"
by Terence Curren 9 years ago
http: sachin.posterous.com why-apple-built-final-cut-pro-x Terence Curren www.alphadogs.tv www.digitalservicestation.com Burbank,Ca
Re: Interesting take on Apple's view of "Pros"
by Mike Most 9 years ago
I wonder what "pros" thought of the first AVID release We were pretty darned impressed. In 1987 (I think....), I was one of a select group that was shown what was to become the Avid Media Composer in
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Michael Rothenberg liked this 9 years ago
You are all amateurs....
by alban egger 9 years ago
I am sick of this pro-talk. We are all amateurs. The one editor who never edited anythng less than 65mm ....ok I am generous....32mm footage step forward and float to the top as the real pro. But anyo
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John Davidson liked this 9 years ago
Re: You are all amateurs....
by Andrew Rendell 9 years ago
I don't think that this debate is about whether Apple have come up with a better worse different way of editing. It's about the fact that Apple seem to be pushing us into something that isn't ready ye
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Michael Rothenberg liked this 9 years ago
Title Safe 4x3 Lines For HD 16x9 Display
by Mark Fanjoy 10 years ago
I see a lot of Title Safe postings, but can't quite find my answer. Sorry if this is redundant. Is there a setting in FC that will display 4x3 title graphic safe bars in the canvas but over an HD 16x9
Re: Title Safe 4x3 Lines For HD 16x9 Display
by Michael Rothenberg 9 years ago
Great thread!! Answered all my questions in one go. Thanks to Tom and the other pros on CC. Michael Michael Rothenberg Peak Productions
Transferring docs/mail/bookmarks to new computer
by Michael Rothenberg 9 years ago
Hi all - Just got a new Mac Pro and am retiring my PPC G5 with Tiger. I've started fresh with a new install of Final Cut Studio and am leery of using Migration Assistant to transfer over my old user a
Re: Transferring docs/mail/bookmarks to new computer
by Michael Rothenberg 9 years ago
Thanks Curtis! Appreciate it. Michael Rothenberg Peak Productions
png subtitles
by mahoud Rady 10 years ago
I have Final Cut Pro 5 and i have a problem with png subtitles quality I can Export a movie with subtitles but the subtitles is so bad. can anybody plz help me to improve it's quality
Re: png subtitles
by Michael Rothenberg 10 years ago
Your sequence settings are fine except you definitely don't want to change it to PNG - just go back to the Easy Setup you were using before and change your codec back to the normal one. I did notice t
MC5 / Matrox question
by Michael Rothenberg 10 years ago
Anyone know if the Matrox MX02 LE will also be supported for monitoring in MC5 as well as the Mini Michael Rothenberg Peak Productions
Re: MC5 / Matrox question
by Justin Barham 10 years ago
Thanks for the conformation Shane. It's a shame though, as the MXO2 LE would otherwise be a lot better choice for me. So now I'll just grab a Mini and see how things turn out in a few months. - Justin
DVCPRO HD 29.97 / 59.94 problem
by Michael Rothenberg 10 years ago
Background - This project is intended to be 720p 30, mixing P2 and Varicam footage. It's a multiple camera shoot. The tapes were shot at 30P with free run TC, generally without stopping (to avoid TC b
Re: DVCPRO HD 29.97 / 59.94 problem
by Fred Miller 10 years ago
I'm not sure, but you may be able to conform those clips in CINEMA TOOLS. FCP Studio 2 Dual 3Gg Quad Core 4Gg RAM KONA 2 OS 10.5.8
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Michael Rothenberg liked this 10 years ago
HDLink stopped working! Help!
by Michael Rothenberg 11 years ago
Hi guys, I am totally dependent on my HDLink to monitor, and in the midst of working in FCP yesterday it just seemed to stop. I ran the software utility, which flags it as needing a firmware update, b
Re: HDLink stopped working! The Answer
by Michael Rothenberg 11 years ago
I called Blackmagic and the answer turned out to be installing an older version of the driver. Which worked, so I'm back in business. I guess I would suggest calling BMD first as they seem kind of slo
Pro Res: dropped frames on capture
by Michael Rothenberg 11 years ago
For another user in this forum, Jeremy posted the following: The reason why I said DVCPro HD for an 'offline' codec and not ProRes on your system is because you have a PowerPC dual 2.0 G5. If you had
Re: Pro Res: dropped frames on capture
by Michael Rothenberg 11 years ago
I don't have the deck here right now, but I will in a day or so and will test it then. At that point I'll just be batch capturing the final approved piece (I hope). Thanks so much for the advice - it'
Mixing Varicam 720/30P and P2 720/30PN?
by Michael Rothenberg 11 years ago
I'm starting a project that will be mixing Varicam footage shot on tape at 59.94 30P, and P2 material. I'd love to shoot the HPX HVX stuff 30PN to save space and make on-set transfers less frequent. A
Re: Mixing Varicam 720/30P and P2 720/30PN?
by Jeremy Garchow 11 years ago
Proper 2:2 pulldown will get added. You can also go the other way and capture your Varicam material and remove the pulldown on capture leaving you with 30p media.
Chroma Key filter - render issue
by Michael Rothenberg 11 years ago
FCP 6 question - I'm working in a 1080i ProRes HQ project and trying to do some chroma keying. Aside from issues with the key itself, a strange problem has cropped up where after rendering I get lots
Scripting Newbie Seeks Help
by Michael Rothenberg 12 years ago
I'm not looking to become a scripting master but I do have a specific task I'd like to achieve - I wonder if anyone can give me some script nuggets so that I don't have to figure it out from scratch I
Re: Scripting Newbie Seeks Help - THANK YOU!!!
by Michael Rothenberg 12 years ago
Mike, Thank you SO much. It never fails to amaze me how much ingenuity and generosity some people show. Of course making the Layer Comps was the way to go! This worked perfectly and I am deeply gratef
Convert Matte into Alpha Channel???
by Dudley Saunders 12 years ago
Is this possible Because of our station's antiquated keying system, I have to take a frame of a video lower-third and ultimately give them a Targa with alpha channel to air over a program. The problem
Re: Convert Matte into Alpha Channel???
by Michael Rothenberg 12 years ago
I would think you would do this the same way you'd make a regular alpha channel. Make a selection, then switch over to the Channels palette and click on the "make channel from selection" button at the
Scripts grayed out
by Michael Rothenberg 12 years ago
I'm trying to learn scripting as I would like to export JPEGS progressively - i.e., first Layer 0, then Layer 0 + Layer 1, then 0 + 1 + 2, and so on to the top of the file. Obviously if someone can he
Re: Scripts grayed out - fixed
by Michael Rothenberg 12 years ago
I noticed it also wasn't opening Bridge when I used the File Browse so I reinstalled Photoshop. Working now. I will repost my other question.Michael Rothenberg Peak Productions
Shooting with AG-HVX200
by Jim747 13 years ago
Can anyone tell me what the process is of shooting HD footage on an AG-HVX200, and taking the files from the p2 cards or firestore storage and getting them into files I can edit with on an avid expres
Re: Shooting with AG-HVX200
by Michael Rothenberg 13 years ago
Hi Joe I'm on AXP 5.7 and have had good luck with the workflow you describe for the P2 footage I shot at 24PN. Next I transcoded my Varicam and P2 footage to SD 23.976 for offline and it's working wel
Remote Control with the BR-HD50 JVC Deck
by Quinn Costello 13 years ago
Hi- I'm having a heck of time capturing in FCP 5.1.2 with my brand new HVC BR-HD50 HDV deck. I have some HDV footage that seems to be playing back correctly from the deck. The timecode I'm seeing on t
Re: Remote Control with the BR-HD50 JVC Deck
by Michael Rothenberg 13 years ago
Sounds like it's time for all of us to contact AJA tech support on this one. I had to go an HDV Easy Setup to work around the problem. But they are terrific and if they know about it I'm confident the
anybody have any issues with kona card?
by louis sparre 13 years ago
hey. we're about to buy a kona card. anybody have any issues with it that we should know about we will be working with 1080p footage. thanks.
Re: anybody have any issues with kona card?
by Michael Rothenberg 13 years ago
Plus #11 - when something DOES go wrong, they inconveniently send you out a new card without pointing fingers at other vendors or waiting for you to send the old card to them! This is very problematic
Questions about my LaCie drives in OSX
by Aaron D Hose 14 years ago
Hi all. Having some hard drive issues. One of my 500GB LaCie d2 Big Disk Extreme FW800 drives is being a royal pain in the ***!! I have two of them striped as a RAID 1 set, and every time the compute
Re: Questions about my LaCie drives in OSX
by Michael Rothenberg 13 years ago
Aaron, I can't be sure but it sounds to me like that drive is dying. Problems mounting, flashing blue light... are you also hearing any new sounds, esp. clicking noises That is a sure sign that the dr
New driver changed my Easy Setups
by Mark Maness 14 years ago
It's nothing we can do and its easily fixed but when I installed the new driver, it changed my 525i29.97 Easy Setups to 23.98. Strange Yeah... But it is easily changed when you edit the Capture Setups
Re: New driver changed my Easy Setups YES!
by Michael Rothenberg 14 years ago
Turns out it's probably a bad card. (Uncompressed 8 bit works fine.) Kona sending me a new one overnight - great support! Will report back if it turns out to be something else. Thanks.Michael Rothenbe
Kona LHe + Software version 3.0 - Pop-pop hell
by Erik Lindahl 14 years ago
I just installed the Kona LH Software 3.0 on our Kona LHe card and have one serious issue. Everytime I: a) Switch to a "kona enable video app" (i.e. Kona TV, FCP, AE etc) b) Switch from 625i25 to 1080
Re: Kona LHe + Software version 3.0 - Pop-pop hell
by Michael Rothenberg 14 years ago
I have the same problem and it is driving me crazy too. Mike Michael Rothenberg Peak Productions
Anyone else having trouble with Sonnet eSata cards?
by David Mallin 14 years ago
Is anybody else trying to use a Sonnet eSata card with their editing system Specifically a Sonnet Tempo-X eSata 8 http: sonnettech.com product tempo-x_esata8.html Ever since I installed this card into
Re: Anyone else having trouble with Sonnet eSata cards?
by Michael Rothenberg 14 years ago
I installed this card into a dual 2.7 G5 in October. I use it with a Kona LH. I've had no problems with it but I don't think I ever sleep my computer. What are the advantages of sleeping it over just
HDLink not working
by Michael Rothenberg 14 years ago
I purchased an HDLink a couple of months ago and everything has been fine while hooked up via DVI to an HP L2335 LCD monitor. Luke M. had suggested in an email that one option if I wanted to fill the
Re: HDLink not working
by Michael Rothenberg 14 years ago
Luke, Thanks for the reply. I don't think luck is working with us in this case, however, as I checked and rechecked my settings in HDLink's utility before giving up. It was indeed set to DVI, and I tr
FCP5 Multicam on a dual 1GB G4?
by Michael Rothenberg 15 years ago
I'm a few weeks away from upgrading to a full G5-based HD capable system. In the meantime, I have a multicam project and would like to use my 10.3.9 dual 1 gig G4 w 1.5 GB of RAM to do multicam in a D
Re: FCP5 Multicam on a dual 1GB G4?
by Tim Vaughan 15 years ago
I personally am running FCP 5 on a dual 867 G4 with 2g of RAM and haven't had any problems with running the software. Only issues have been with multi-cam and the Panasonic DVX100a timecode not matchi
Expression for camera shake
by Avrohom Kohn 15 years ago
Can anyone give an expression for camera shake I once saw and it's pretty simple, I just can't remember it. Thanx, -A.N.
Re: Related question
by Michael Rothenberg 15 years ago
Beautiful. Thanks for the resources and the help. Much appreciated. - MikeMichael Rothenberg Peak Productions
Expression for camera shake
by Avrohom Kohn 15 years ago
Can anyone give an expression for camera shake I once saw and it's pretty simple, I just can't remember it. Thanx, -A.N.
Re: Related question
by Michael Rothenberg 15 years ago
Beautiful. Thanks for the resources and the help. Much appreciated. - MikeMichael Rothenberg Peak Productions
Optimal direct route from Philadelphia to Phoenix
by JoeyTheDog 15 years ago
I have been watching tutorials on Combustion, After effects, A. Audition,Encore, Premier and I understand Photoshop and some of Audition. Basically, I am not planning on a career as a master video ani
Re: Optimal direct route from Philadelphia to Phoenix
by Michael Rothenberg 15 years ago
Thanks for such a gentle and constructive response. You've given lurkers like me some terrific ways to clarify our thinking as we start our trips to "Phoenix." I'm about 3 4 of the way through the 1st
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