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Mike Cohen

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Specialist in medical education and training, surgical video production, distance learning, multimedia based education, project management.
I dabble in book publishing, cooking and DIY projects. Any excuse to buy tools is a good one!
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Encore End of Life
by Mike Cohen 5 months ago
Apparently Encore is now discontinued even for people who previously purchased the software with the non-CC version of CS6 You used to be able to install it with CS6 on CC but now it is gone. We still
Re: Encore End of Life
by Jan Janowski 4 months ago
That's a shame..... But I guess that's what happens when you rent someone else's product, put your name on it, and then tell everyone it's yours, when it's not....... And then you lose your license!!!
Premiere freezes when moving clips on a sequence
by Mike Cohen 6 months ago
I can edit with keyboard commands as long as I don't touch the sequence, but that is a workaround. If I move any clips on the sequence, especially from one track to another, the program freezes (not r
Re: Premiere freezes when moving clips on a sequence
by Mike Cohen 5 months ago
upon further research including contacting Intel it seems my computer cannot update to the latest Intel driver. Even if I disable the Intel GPU Premiere continues to flag the Intel GPU as being incomp
Web cameras that can stream and record to card at same time?
by Tangier Clarke 7 months ago
Folks, I am looking for a web camera that can output to a computer for streaming and record to an SD card at the same time. Do you know of any that do this I was looking into the Zoom Q2n 4K, but it c
Re: Web cameras that can stream and record to card at same time?
by Mike Cohen 6 months ago
Or use a Blackmagic Web presenter and use whatever cameras you want
My saddest eBay listing ever
by Todd Terry 6 months ago
No real news here... just a plea for sympathy... I'm trying to take advantage of the Corona slowness to do some housecleaning here... I always feel I'm just one click away from being on an episode of
Re: My saddest eBay listing ever
by Mike Cohen 6 months ago
sad to say it but analog gear is worthless - I keep our VX-2000 on my bookcase for posterity
Be Ready for Anything
by Mike Cohen 1 year ago
The last time I was shooting in the Operating Room, we had 3 cameras - one for a wide shot, one on a boom and one on a tripod to move around as needed. We got a part of the case where 4 things were go
Re: Be Ready for Anything
by Mark Suszko 1 year ago
I've done the iPhone thing, and if yours is equipped with one of the camera-control apps, it can be a very useful addition to the arsenal. Sometimes I have to go shoot very long presentations, single-
My PPro suffers more crashes than the first turn at Daytona - what do I look for?
by Mark Suszko 1 year ago
Symptoms: really, almost anything will lock it up, but the worst thing is I start a brand new project, import a typical 1080 clip, then decide I want to switch panes to, say, the audio mixer panel or
Re: My PPro suffers more crashes than the first turn at Daytona - what do I look for?
by Mike Cohen 1 year ago
I have a similar problem on an MSI laptop. I can import media but anything I do on the sequence locks up the program and i need to reboot. It started after either a Windows or NVIDIA update but Premie
The Lion King - A rant about semantics
by Todd Terry 1 year ago
This forum has been slow so I thought I'd take the opportunity to rant. I've just read a blurb where someone, some thing, or some article is referring to Disney's The Lion King as a live action re-mak
Re: The Lion King - A rant about semantics
by Mike Cohen 1 year ago
I am pretty sure Mr Ed was indeed a talking horse - why do you think he got his own tv show Hollywood has a lot of tricks and talking animals is one of them.
Workflow & Project Management
by David Sikes 1 year ago
At the company I work for we are growing aggressively and as our workload increases, our project and asset management needs to mature. We are hoping to implement a project numbering system for organiz
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Re: Workflow & Project Management
by Mike Cohen 1 year ago
I would suggest easing into your organization system to allow your staff to get used to it. you don't want a system to be so time consuming to use that people ignore it. Start with a project number, t
Seeking suggestions for economical angled floor stand for confidence monitors
by James Dow 2 years ago
I see lots of $600+ options out there. Any suggestions for something that looks good, but is less expensive Thanks, JPD JPD
Re: Seeking suggestions for economical angled floor stand for confidence monitors
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
I have seen guitar stands used for 40" monitors
Professional Development
by Michael Litty 2 years ago
I am a university videographer in marketing and have been given an opportunity to attend a conference or workshop for professional development. I'm having trouble finding conferences that provide rele
Re: Professional Development
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
What specific skills or capabilities are you looking to learn or improve upon There may be sources of education not named specific to your job but which may provide what you are looking for.
News: Global Nespresso Campaign Reunites George Clooney with Creative Partners at McCann, Untitled and Big Sky Edit
by Cow News Droid 2 years ago
(New York, NY--November 14, 2018) Starring George Clooney and Natalie Dormer, the latest Nespresso campaign entitled "The Quest" invites viewers into an epic journey to find the most exceptional coffe
Re: News: Global Nespresso Campaign Reunites George Clooney with Creative Partners at McCann, Untitled and Big Sky Edit
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
Related comment, you can now buy non-Nespresso brand pods at Target. They are pretty good tasting and saves about 20 to 30 cents per pod. Mike Cohen
Exporting Tall Videos
by Paul Nicholson 2 years ago
In Premiere Pro CS6, I am attempting to export a series of 2048x1536 pixel videos to suit my iPad in portrait mode. The videos are backing tracks I have made minus guitar and vocals with lyrics+chords
Re: Exporting Tall Videos
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
Is your sequence the same dimensions as the video you want to export If not you are asking media encoder to change the aspect ratio of your video and it might look funny. Mike Cohen
Long Term Plan
by Steve Weng 2 years ago
One of the biggest thing that always in the back of mind is how long can I physically be an event videographer. I just turned 30 and I am in good shape. I don't mind waking up early hours to cover eve
Re: Long Term Plan
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
Another consideration with age is travel. Taking a red-eye flight at 30 vs 50 is very different. Also waking up at 2am to catch a flight makes for a potentially long work day.
Cancellation Terms and Fees.
by Greg Ball 2 years ago
Hey all, We've been hired to shoot a week long corporate conference in June, 2019. I'm hiring a large crew of freelancers for this, and also booking my time for the week as the director and project ma
Re: Cancellation Terms and Fees.
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
It depends on your vendors and any equipment rentals. I have had situations where things got called off a few days before a shoot and we were already committed to paying freelancers, travel and gear r
Stock photos
by Stephen Smith 2 years ago
I really didn't know where to post this but it made me laugh so hard I had to share. I think we have all had to search for stock photos or footage. Photo #1 is a real head-scratcher. https: www.boredp
Re: Stock photos
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
If you do a reverse image search you can find that a few of these images have actually been used. Here's one https: www.amazon.com Fire-Your-Web-Guy-WordPress dp 1497388686 SubscriptionId=AKIAJZW7NZ5D
Making life-story Documentaries for Terminally ill. Need advise please
by Chris Lafosse 2 years ago
Hi all So I am beginning a little documentary production venture (mini life-story docs for terminally ill) and was wondering if you could advise on the basic equipment needed with a limited start-up b
Re: Making life-story Documentaries for Terminally ill. Need advise please
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
A little different from what you are doing, but I was lucky to have interviewed two of my grandparents while they were still healthy, and edit a few videos about their life experiences. Video is a pow
Tools to make an interactive video
by Héctor Moreno 2 years ago
Hi all, a client has asked me to provide an interactive video, specifically a "choose your own path" video. I have researched online and there are several companies that provide great tools in order t
Re: Tools to make an interactive video
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
Look at Adobe Captivate or the Articulate authoring tools. You make each segment of the video a separate mp4 file and then build the interactivity with authoring software. There is a learning curve bu
Premiere Pro - View video in different tracks on Timeline on separate program monitors?
by Björn Johansen 2 years ago
Hi all I have two layers of video. One is on V1, the other on V2. Two cameras covering different parts locations of the same event. Is there a way to view the material simultaneously without having to
Re: Premiere Pro - View video in different tracks on Timeline on separate program monitors?
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
When editing two cameras, I make a PIP of both side by side, make my cuts, then clean it up. Multi-cam will do this too.
Manager's Book Club, chapter 1
by Mark Suszko 2 years ago
Welcome to Mark's Book Club! (LOL). I've been working on a long series of lecture videos about "Lean Management" and "six-sigma" techniques these last few weeks. One of the presenters gave out a link
Re: Manager's Book Club, chapter 1
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
I am somewhat familiar with Six Sigma - a good friend became a "black belt" in his company which manufactures heavy machinery. A lot of the improvement projects sounded like common sense solutions to
How should I invoice for a fixed price project?
by Chris Park 2 years ago
Hi there! First of all, thanks so much for sparing your precious time for me :). I'm a motion designer in Sydney with about a year of experience in the industry but have never done a fixed price freel
Re: How should I invoice for a fixed price project?
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
On a short turnaround project, at the very least get a written contract and send an invoice for whatever the payment terms dictate, and another invoice upon completion if it was split into parts. The
Titles in Essential Graphics: can I apply a template to multiple titles at once?
by Catherine Grubb 2 years ago
Hi all, asking because it seems absurd that I can't do this, and yet I can't seem to find a way- I have created a template for my subtitle formatting in the Essential Graphics tool in Premiere. I woul
Re: Titles in Essential Graphics: can I apply a template to multiple titles at once?
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
There is a new feature in the latest update where you can link data in an Excel file to titles - I have not used this but it might be a way to accomplish what you need to do. There was a tutorial post
Looking for Mobile Phone Production Setup
by Cameron Dozier 2 years ago
My boss asked me to put together a mobile phone production rig. She wants something to hold the phone, a little mixer for it and mount for the mixer, some sort of lav, preferably wireless, and a grip
Re: Looking for Mobile Phone Production Setup
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
I would suggest spending the same money on a video camera. This has a few advantages: You can have multiple batteries so you can shoot longer. Removable storage. Phones fill up quickly shooting HD vid
Is it necessary to match shots in editing like this?
by ryan elder 2 years ago
Basically, most movies will match shots when it comes to reverse shots in editing. For example if character A is talking to character B, and the editor shots an OTS shot of character A, he or she will
Re: Is it necessary to match shots in editing like this?
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
Insert shots depend upon the context. If two people are talking about what they are going to eat, you might show an over the shoulder shot of a menu. If the couple are talking about a problem with the
Latency issue for live event projection with Livestream HD31?
by Anthony Popolo 2 years ago
I'm doing a multicamera event and projecting the feed to large screens IN THE SAME ROOM as the event (singers and speakers). I'm running 3 cameras (JVC GY-HM700) through a Livestream HD31 switcher (ru
Re: Latency issue for live event projection with Livestream HD31?
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
I am familiar with Livestream for sending video out on the web, and there can be up to a 10 second delay between real-time and the stream. I suspect the Livestream switcher is not intended for a live
A technical editing critique of Letterman's "My Next Guest"
by greg janza 3 years ago
I stumbled onto this video which gives a detailed editing analysis of David Letterman's new Netflix show. I have a huge amount of respect for Letterman and I think his new show is a great second act f
Re: A technical editing critique of Letterman's "My Next Guest"
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
Speaking of unmotivated camera work, lately I have noticed on Meet the Press they have a couple of fast jib or dolly like shots per episode. It is during the discussion at the big table with 4 guests
Bulk change Text appearance?
by Marc Nibor 2 years ago
I have around 200 (almost) fininshed titles in a projekt and now I need all of them to have a 10.0 dark grey stroke. Is there any way to do that other than going into each single title and do it manua
Re: Bulk change Text appearance?
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
That is a brilliant idea!! Mike
Moving clip on sequence crashes Premiere
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
I have not yet tried to uninstall and reinstall. Using CC 2018 on MSI laptop, i7-5700 2.7ghz, Win 10, 64-bit, 16gig ram, GTX 970M. Happens no matter the video format. Always within 10 seconds of addin
Re: Moving clip on sequence crashes Premiere
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
I have uninstalled and re-installed Premiere using the CC app installer widget. Same problem still happens - moving a clip on the sequence results in Not Responding. Mike
documentary film - titles suggestions
by Amelia Kaczynska 2 years ago
I'm looking for titles of documentary films in which landscapes are used - in Herzog's style - as representation of character s inner state of mind. I will be happy to hear ( read :P ) your suggestion
Re: documentary film - titles suggestions
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
Not documentary, but Terrence Malick uses a lot of nature shots with sound and music to reflect the character's place in the world. Watch The Thin Red Line and The New World - some beautiful scenery t
Any ideas on how to fix this footage?
by Ernest Rosado 3 years ago
I was given some event footage to edit (footage I didn't shoot), and it all came out with distortion like this: https: streamable.com 7tp2v Any clue if it's possible to clean this up And how I would e
Re: Any ideas on how to fix this footage?
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
I agree with Mark in that it reminds me of analog tape bad sync problems. It also seems to be poorly compressed but the greenish artifacting could be a sync issue. Did you contact whoever shot this
Advice on capturing projector
by Nathan Gadd 2 years ago
Hi there, I've been running into a few problems trying to live capture the feed from a laptop to a projector. It usually just involves powerpoints, but occasionally people use the setup to browse othe
Re: Advice on capturing projector
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
As Mark pointed out, it is best to capture the laptop signal and in my experience we use a dedicated capture device - KiPro, Ninja, Pix - there are many options. A laptop generally has a computer-cent
How can I avoid 'hard cuts' in editing?
by ryan elder 2 years ago
I am editing a short film, and I am experiencing trouble in editing from scene to scene. Basically it feels like the cuts are too 'hard', or not sure how to put it. Basically when transitioning from s
Re: How can I avoid 'hard cuts' in editing?
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
The cuts are a little quick when changing locations - not sure you need transition but you can use the actions to help. I was taught to edit on the motion - let the car move out of frame, for example.
How did the filmmakers get this shot back then?
by ryan elder 2 years ago
My DP said I should get the steadicam for a lot of the shots I want, but I kind of want to save money if I can and not sure if I need it, but will get it, if it's a must for certain shots. However, in
Re: How did the filmmakers get this shot back then?
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
on a perfectly smooth floor you could use a wheelchair with a person holding the camera
What aspect ratio should I shoot with, when mixing historical footage?
by ryan elder 2 years ago
I am directing a documentary film project and have to decide on an aspect ratio. I will be shooting interviews intercut with historical footage. I already have a lot of the historical footage chosen w
Re: What aspect ratio should I shoot with, when mixing historical footage?
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
Shoot for your intended audience - HD or 4K or whatever, and use the historical footage in a box on a black background or some graphic made to hold it. Zooming in on something that is not scanned from
Can this type of shot be pulled off with a gimbal?
by ryan elder 2 years ago
I was going to shoot a short film but the steadicam operator became unavailable, and I am wondering how to pull off the camera movement only two weeks before the shoot. My DP suggested that we order a
Re: Can this type of shot be pulled off with a gimbal?
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
As other have said, re-creating what you see in a Hollywood movie can be a challenge. There is a reason blockbuster movies cost a lot of money - they don't try to do a $50,000 dolly shot for $120. Try
Boss handed me a box of external hard drives and said "archive all this video somewhere"
by Randy Hansen 2 years ago
Literally, the title states what happened. I've worked here for about 9 months. The other day, the boss walked in with a box of a dozen or so external hard drives from the past decade containing video
Re: Boss handed me a box of external hard drives and said "archive all this video somewhere"
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
Check out Gentibus - it will scan your hard drive and create a searchable catalogue of folders and files. It won't organzie anything but it may be a good first step just to know what you have.
Editing Big TV shows
by Oliver Peters 3 years ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=7ojMQlP1cR8 - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Editing Big TV shows
by Mike Cohen 3 years ago
Kind of interesting but the camera work is almost unwatchable. You could remove the on-cam bits with the editor and make it a better video. Mike Cohen
How to become better at editing when you don't have a lot to edit or film?
by Scott Fleener 3 years ago
I live in a smaller city and I am making the best of it however I'm wanting more practice with editing especially with the. Adobe Cloud. Any suggestions on how to become a better Videogrpaher, Editor,
Re: How to become better at editing when you don't have a lot to edit or film?
by Mike Cohen 3 years ago
Get some friends and shoot anything you can. Improvised scenes with an iphone is a good way to start. Current technology allows anyone to shoot and edit video without investing large sums of money. Se
This one thing...
by Oliver Peters 3 years ago
Just ran across this from This Guy Edits. https: www.youtube.com watch v=Pr-YtQlSU_I - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: This one thing...
by Mike Cohen 3 years ago
I have seen lot of "editing" reels which are a bunch of cuts of different shots from different projects, not showing any actual editing. If you take out the clips from mainstream movies this guy isn't
The Editing of Star Wars: How Cutting Created a Classic
by Mike Cohen 3 years ago
I recently read this book by Linton Davies. Davies discusses editing techniques used in cutting Star Wars (the original non-numbered one, which is simply known as "Star Wars" to us geezers) as well as
Re: The Editing of Star Wars: How Cutting Created a Classic
by Mike Cohen 3 years ago
The book does mention removing the Luke backstory stuff on Tatooine to speed things up. Lucas has discussed the concept of entering a story after it begins and letting the audience figure it for thems
Intensity Shuttle USB 3 on an iMac
by Adam Read 6 years ago
Can anyone please confirm if the Intensity Shuttle USB 3.0 version will work on an iMac using its USB 3 port I am moving over to a Mac from a PC, and would rather use the same device, than have to buy
Re: Intensity Shuttle USB 3 on an iMac
by Mike Cohen 5 years ago
Danny Hays "First of all, OSX doesn't support the USB3 Shuttle. I assume your mac has a USB3 port." This is confusing. Does OSX support the Shuttle USB 3 or not I'm thinking of buying one to capture
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