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Michael Slowe

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Sony Content Browser 2 doesn't work with new MAC OS 10.12.4 update
by Karel Hurych 3 weeks ago
Sony Content Browser 2 doesn't work with new MAC OS 10.12.4 update. After launch immediately crash. Does anyone have the same problem Thx Karel
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Re: Sony Content Browser 2 doesn't work with new MAC OS 10.12.4 update
by Michael Slowe 3 weeks ago
Jeff, like I said, EditReady, it's great, the only problem being that you can't select segments from a clip, have to take in the whole clip. Michael Slowe
DOF on the Sony PXW-Z150
by Michael Slowe 4 weeks ago
Shallow DOF is proving quite elusive with the new Sony PXW-Z150 camera, do any other users find the same Although there is a one inch sensor, as opposed to the half inch on the EX cameras, the DOF app
Re: DOF on the Sony PXW-Z150
by Michael Slowe 3 weeks ago
Bob, that's exactly my point, the Z150 ramps the aperture with the focal length so that for much of the time you're limited to f4 thereby making it more difficult to obtain shallow DOF. With the EX1 y
Media100 to cut a bunch of footage
by Tim Johnson 1 month ago
Hi all, I recently came into the possession of 6 to 8 terabytes of SD ProRes 422 (HQ) digitized footage of television recordings. The media format is overkill for the source material, and I want to cu
Re: Media100 to cut a bunch of footage
by Michael Slowe 1 month ago
I agree with Andrew, the initial indication of likely time for an operation very often turns out to be ridiculously pessimistic. Give it 15 minutes or so and then see what time is indicated. Michael S
The "can" and "cannot" rules about writing to XDCAM?
by Daniel Frome 5 years ago
6 months ago a coworker backed up an XDCAM disk by simply copying all the visible folders of the disk to their hard drive. Now I've been tasked with restoring these XDCAM from the hard disk source. I'
Re: The "can" and "cannot" rules about writing to XDCAM?
by Michael Slowe 1 month ago
Ian, whilst we have your attention can I ask about a couple of things that I've wanted to know. I'm using your PXW-Z150 camera and I've been a bit frustrated because the file (clip) numbering starts a
X160 image 'off colour' compared to my EX1.
by Dave Roberts 2 months ago
I ve been using an EX1 for over 8 years and still love the results, and is more than good enough for my needs (H&S videos, corporate etc) I purchased an X160 just over a year ago, and find the quality
Re: X160 image 'off colour' compared to my EX1.
by Michael Slowe 1 month ago
You mean does the EX 1 come close to the Z150 The EX 1 was the best camera I ever had, superb in every aspect, but, that was over nine years ago and things move so incredibly fast nowadays in terms of
FS7 1080i footage doesn't "look right"- Something in the dumping process?
by Adam Leonard 2 months ago
So, recently our videographer, who has been in this business way longer than I have, said that our footage looks kinda choppy when it airs, like there's been a 24p filter put on it or something. Furth
Re: FS7 1080i footage doesn't "look right"- Something in the dumping process?
by Michael Slowe 2 months ago
Sorry, I can't answer you question, but why are you shooting interlaced That may be part of the problem, all TV's are in Progressive mode. Michael Slowe
Toolbar button not showing
by Marcus Warren 8 months ago
I downloaded 2.1.7 a few days ago (upgrading from 2.1.6) for my El Capitan equipped iMac and the Toolbar buttons are not showing on any of the windows (bin, timeline, monitor). How do I get them back
Re: Toolbar button not showing
by Michael Slowe 3 months ago
My goodness, the "enemy" posting to our site! Michael Slowe
Any currently available I/O devices for Media 100?
by Robert L. Kopf 11 months ago
I want to set up a new Media 100 system. But looking at the Media 100 FAQ, under "Which third-party video I O hardware works with Media 100 " I see nothing that seems to be currently available from AJ
Re: Any currently available I/O devices for Media 100?
by Michael Slowe 4 months ago
Hey Mitch, just as a matter of interest, why are you switching from your MacPro Tower I know that these are now getting old but I still have a 2009 model and, to keep it up to speed, have installed a
Rest in peace M100
by Steve Turnbull 4 months ago
Hiyas, I hadn't heard any news re whats happening with M100 Suite. So when I downloaded the latest version to try out on Sierra. I politely enquired to the outfit managing the downloads accounts. I th
Re: Rest in peace M100
by Michael Slowe 4 months ago
That's good news in a way because Media 100 will be operational on new OS versions. Speaking personally, as an editor of documentaries, I'm very happy with Media 100 and what it offers. Obviously, if
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no ProRes UHD?
by Bob Cole 7 months ago
I was hoping to use Catalyst Browse to transcode from XAVC-I 3840x2160 to ProRes UHD. The highest option I'm seeing is ProRes HQ 2048x1080. What am I missing Thanks. Bob C
Re: no ProRes UHD?
by Michael Slowe 6 months ago
Bob, use the wonderful EditReady by Convergent Design, I've just got it and tested it. Fantastic, quick and simple, for me, far preferable to Catalyst Browse. $49, but that shouldn't break the bank. M
Grab file
by Holli Ried 7 months ago
in the old versions, when you grabbed a file you saw the outline of it in the timeline while grabbing. In the 217 version its gone. Pls add it again because it is very helpfull regards Daan
Re: Grab file
by Michael Slowe 7 months ago
Just installed version 2.1.7 and no, I don't get the outline of a clip when dragging to a programme, just the hand icon, quite annoying. With the outline you can see the head of a clip and it is there
Best settings for export to Quicktime for DV and HDV Master file
by Ethan Becker 8 months ago
Hi everyone, The project I'm working on, is converting my DV and HDV tapes to digital for long time storage. I'm doing a raw digitize of the entire tape into M100, and then exporting to a master QT fi
Re: Best settings for export to Quicktime for DV and HDV Master file
by Michael Slowe 7 months ago
Thanks Andrew, not unduly alarmed but I don't want any nasty surprises when I upgrade to Yosemite and possibly Media 100 Suite 2.1.7 (from 2.1.5). I'm now shooting Progressive so the de interlacing fa
Mixing 4k with 1080p
by Jack Shepard 1 year ago
Hi - I have a mixed media 4k project with 1080p project. The ultimate output will be 1080p. I loaded the 4k footage in at 4k instead of immediately converting it to 1080p --- I wanted the option to be
Re: Mixing 4k with 1080p
by Michael Slowe 10 months ago
Marcus thank you so much. That link you posted leads to a wonderful read as you promised. There is so much there but one conclusion I agree with is (as applied to editors), "you can't teach an old dog
INNOBITS BITVICE mpeg-2 encoder
by Jonas Römmig 1 year ago
Hello! I m working on the encoding of a documentary that i shot last year. While researching for an alternative to compressor i read about the bitvice mpeg-2 encoder by innobits. I downloaded the free
Re: INNOBITS BITVICE mpeg-2 encoder
by Michael Slowe 12 months ago
Jonas, I have tried telephoning the owner of Innobits but am getting no reply, I will try again. Meanwhile, have you tried buying whatever version is available from the Innobits site Michael Slowe
Can't Disk Image to DVD with Toast 14
by Phil Snyder 1 year ago
Just installed Toast 14. I tried to burn a disk image to a DVD. It began to "Write Lead In", then stalled. I got a message stating "This may take a long time. Please make sure your Mac does not go to
Re: Can't Disk Image to DVD with Toast 14
by Michael Slowe 1 year ago
I can burn a Blu-Ray on my Toast 11, I drag in my ProRes HD .mov file and Toast encodes and burns to a connected external BD player burner. I don't need to 'author', I keep reading that word, who's au
Best Pro DVD Authoring Software Nowadays?
by Jc Todd 2 years ago
Hello CC community! My company is looking to create DVDs for a large curriculum we've created. I'm looking for the best DVD authoring software available today. We edit on FCP X. We'll compress using e
Re: Best Pro DVD Authoring Software Nowadays?
by Michael Slowe 2 years ago
Danny, I fear that BitVice may not still be available but why not telephone the guy in Sweden that developed it with Innobits His name is Roger Andersson and I have two numbers 004 660 667 060 and 004
FIRST-TIME HD/DVD recording
by Dunwoody Lampton 2 years ago
(Apologize if repetitive.) With ancient PowerMac G5 and F.C.E. HD 3.5.1, for the first time, I must burn a High Definition DVD from a brief project shot on MiniDV tape in HDV (Sony HVR-HD1000u). Bundl
Re: FIRST-TIME HD/DVD recording
by Michael Slowe 2 years ago
I do what you want to do all the time. Firstly I import into my edit system what ever it is you want to put on to DVD (for standard def, as has been explained, you need Blu-Ray for HD). I make a progr
Which DVD Authoring software to use on Mac ???
by Keith Gray 2 years ago
Hi CC community, I work on a Mac and have to author a set of dvds's quite soon. I was using DVD studio pro a few years back but haven't authored a dvd since so want to use the software thats best and
Re: Which DVD Authoring software to use on Mac ???
by Michael Slowe 2 years ago
In my opinion the best encoder for DVD is BitVice and I've used it on a MacPro for some years, getting very good quality DVD's from both SD and HD material. The BitVice downscale from HD to SD is part
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HD production- in retrospect
by Kevin Ryan 7 years ago
I just wanted to pose this question to video production people in the corporate world. Was switching to hd for acquisition, editing and output worth it I work for a local government media department.
Re: HD production- in retrospect
by Michael Slowe 7 years ago
No contest in my humble opinion. Got to go HD. I still output to SD DVD's but the resultant downscaled picture is still better than my stuff of five years ago shot DVCAM on a DSR 300. As someone else
AJA Splitter for De Embedded Audio
by Michael Slowe 10 years ago
I don't know whether this is the right forum but I wanted to know whether anyone has experience of de embedding audio with the AJA 'splitter'. I have to do this in getting media from the new Sony XDCA
Re: AJA Splitter for De Embedded Audio
by john ladle 10 years ago
the HD10AM is 8-Channel AES embedder disembedder and comes with breakout cables for balanced AES - XLR connectors. the HD10AMA is 4-Channel Analog embedder disembedder and comes with 4-Channel Balance
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