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Mike Jackson

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Best Workflow for Sharing Timelines with Premiere Pro CC
by Elizabeth Theis 2 years ago
Hi folks, I'm an assistant editor who has recently migrated from FCP to Premiere. I am working for an editor, and we will soon have two drives cloned for us each to work on. We are wondering what the
Re: Best Workflow for Sharing Timelines with Premiere Pro CC
by Mike Jackson 12 months ago
That's definitely a sticky situation. I have a few thoughts, but nothing game-changing: - I'd definitely file a feature request with Adobe to add an option to write XMP IDs when importing XMLs. A LOT
I really must be doing something wrong.
by Michael W. Towe 2 years ago
Hey Folks, So I am at my wits end with Premier and I am not sure what else to do. Here's the situation... I have a project that is a 26 minute broadcast show that was started on a PC version of PP. It
Re: I really must be doing something wrong.
by Mike Jackson 2 years ago
Well, it's only now, with two big projects done, that the possible culprit (many sequences) has become clear. That said, with the accumulation of producer notes, network notes, etc. etc, it leads to a
DSLR footage - Master export to Pro Res or Pro Res HQ?
by Joe Riggs 2 years ago
Working with DSLR footage, natively in premiere, doing all my color work there as well. I have an adjustment layer with 3-4 effects (various color beauty filters) over the footage. I am ready to make
Re: DSLR footage - Master export to Pro Res or Pro Res HQ?
by Mike Jackson 2 years ago
I beg to differ (and I feel weird doing it - Long time reader of your posts here at the Cow, even if I don't post often). As soon as you start color-correcting and throwing effects on the footage, the
Could Adobe (or someone else) adopt magnetic timeline features in a tracked timeline?
by Steve Connor 2 years ago
I imagine that Adobe are looking hard at FCPX to see how they can try and match some of the features that it has. With the new search function they are improving metadata handling, Dennis hinted below
Re: Could Adobe (or someone else) adopt magnetic timeline features in a tracked timeline?
by Mike Jackson 2 years ago
I just want to add that when moving clips around the timeline in Premiere, holding down shift lets you slide the audio up and down between different tracks, without changing what track your video is o
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Premiere Pro CC Issues (Lag, Crashes and response time) Personal Experience.
by Sibel Zivy 2 years ago
Dear: Everyone! This is a slightly lengthy post so I used (*) asterisks for importance. I've been using Premiere Pro for the past 3 months and I can't seem to avoid issues like source Monitor Lag, sud
Re: Premiere Pro CC Issues (Lag, Crashes and response time) Personal Experience.
by Mike Jackson 2 years ago
Walter's right, the 8Gb of RAM is probably your problem. Adobe lists it as the 'minimum', but you really need at least 16 gigs for smooth performance. A couple of other things that might be relevent:
Opinions Please- Feature Doc in Premiere Pro CC?
by Erin Chan 2 years ago
Hi All, I know there have been a few posts on this previously, but I didn't see a recent one and would love some insight on the newest versions of the software. I'm a FCP7 editor starting a new projec
Re: Opinions Please- Feature Doc in Premiere Pro CC?
by Mike Jackson 2 years ago
You made a few assumptions about my system here David, and kind of missed my point ; ) I actually have a powerful NVIDIA card in my system (which I use to great effect for ray-traced rendering in Afte
The eternal question: which editing software should I switch to? FCPX?
by Noam Osband 2 years ago
I've been using FCP7 for 5 years. But as I begin this month editing a feature length doc I'll be working on for a couple years, I'm ready to change. The eternal question: which program do you suggest
Re: The eternal question: which editing software should I switch to? FCPX?
by Mike Jackson 2 years ago
I'd definitely disagree with earlier concerns about Premiere's robustness. I just finished cutting a dramatic feature with CC 2014, on a relatively old MacPro system, and it handled everything I threw
Working with R3D raw files in Premier Pro
by Chancler Haynes 2 years ago
I'm gonna try and cut with R3D files that I have imported into my Premier Pro CC 2014 project. Pushed my resolution in the playback monitors down to 1 16, if that helps. Scrubbing footage will be mini
Re: Working with R3D raw files in Premier Pro
by Mike Jackson 2 years ago
I suspect it's going to all come down to the power of your computer and the speed of your media storage. Tricked-out machine with tons of RAM and fast drives, you'll probably be okay. Older or lower-s
Forced Obsolesence - VERY Unhappy
by Mike Jackson 2 years ago
So I've been a very happy Decklink owner, several models, for almost a decade. But I'm now VERY unhappy. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems the only way to get proper video out in Premiere and Afte
Re: Forced Obsolesence - VERY Unhappy
by Mike Jackson 2 years ago
Your response seems to assume that it is somehow unreasonable to expect a hardware manufacturer to support backward-compatibility in their products, specifically to maintain support of one of the most
FCP/ Avid/ Premier for doc post producion houses?
by james henson 2 years ago
Ok, here is my story... I basically made a rough documentary on Sony Vegas, but I clearly need professional help to finish the edit. To my dismay, I could not find any decent professional documentary
Re: FCP/ Avid/ Premier for doc post producion houses?
by Andrew Kimery 2 years ago
Since you are open to switching to any NLE, why not find an editor you think is a great fit for the project and let them decide which NLE to use
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Mike Jackson liked this 2 years ago
Moving speed-changed clips from Premiere to AE, bug or feature?
by Mike Jackson 4 years ago
I'm pulling my hair out over an odd behaviour. Whenever I copy over clips or sequences from Premiere, it nests every single clip in it's own individual composition, one per shot layer. Why oh why Is t
Re: Moving speed-changed clips from Premiere to AE, bug or feature?
by Mike Jackson 3 years ago
Great to finally have an answer for this! Thanks!
Tracking multiple monitors with moving shots (Mocha + AE)
by Doug Alvarez 3 years ago
Hey guys... So I'm doing VFX for a buddies short film and I need to do screen replacement for multiple shots. The catch is that there are up to 8 monitors in some shots. Here is an example of two: htt
Re: Tracking multiple monitors with moving shots (Mocha + AE)
by Mike Jackson 3 years ago
Well, the first shot with a particular effect is always the trickiest... and (at least for me) often unpredicatable. But once you've gotten a good track, set up your compositions for keys, mattes, vid
50% Cancellation Fee? REALLY?
by Mike Jackson 4 years ago
So I've been pretty cheezed about the whole mandatory CC thing since day one. So many things about it, which have been debated repeatedly on this forum, are just Not Cool. But I have a discount offer
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Jim Wiseman liked this 4 years ago
Re: 50% Cancellation Fee? REALLY?
by Mike Jackson 4 years ago
Well, here's one major difference between Adobe and utilities - The services most utilities provide have continuing costs: The gas that flows to my house, the employees working at your gym, these are
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Adobe CC. The non hysterical response
by Andy Field 4 years ago
Walter Biscardi with a reasoned clear headed assessment http: walterbiscardi.com what-adobe-creative-cloud-is-really-all-about
Re: Adobe CC. The non hysterical response
by Mike Jackson 4 years ago
Cool, good to know. As someone who's running a business, it's a delicate balance for what makes a good update frequency - I want things to keep improving and adapt to changing technologies, but a cert
No way to preserve super-whites?
by Mike Jackson 4 years ago
I hate to bust out this old chestnut, because it seems to come up again and again, and yet I can't seem to find a viable solution anywhere. The problem may be familiar to some of you... AE on import s
Re: No way to preserve super-whites?
by Mike Jackson 4 years ago
That combination of color settings (Rec709 all the way) was the very first thing I tried. Mind you, I didn't *export* anything from Final Cut - I sent an XML to Premiere, and from there cut-and-pasted
Well i thought it was interesting...
by Michael Sanders 5 years ago
Editing a corporate at the moment for a regular international client. They set me through a PTC and B roll from 3 overseas factories that had been shot locally (not particularly well but that's anothe
Re: Well i thought it was interesting...
by Mike Jackson 5 years ago
I don't know how the results would stack up in standard-def, but recently on several projects I've had to convert 60i HD footage down to 23.98... and I've gotten nearly flawless results in After Effec
From Apple Insider today...
by Bill Davis 5 years ago
Apple Insider just posted an interesting piece on Apple VP of worldwide iOS product marketing Greg Joswiak. He talked about four of Apple's "defining traits" - among them... Joswiak also mentioned cou
Re: From Apple Insider today...
by Mike Jackson 5 years ago
(frequent reader, rare poster) It is SO nice to see this issue stated so clearly: Elegance, not Simplicity. THAT is the mark of truly excellent software that is both powerful and a joy to use. Thank y
Thoughts on FCPX from Oliver Peters
by David Lawrence 6 years ago
Folks, This review is well worth your time. Very thorough, thoughtful and fair. http: digitalfilms.wordpress.com 2011 07 21 more-fcp-x-thoughts _______________________ David Lawrence art media design
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Fredy Schwerdtner liked this 6 years ago
Re: Thoughts on FCPX from Oliver Peters
by Mike Jackson 6 years ago
An excellent and thoughtful article. Thanks! I've been enjoying your other postings as well. And I'm glad to know I'm not the only editor who frequently uses sequences as scratch pads. ;) I think the
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A List of those switching to another NLE
by Tom Daigon 6 years ago
I thought it might be interesting (and educational for Apple) for people to indicate in this thread if they are switching to another NLE. I am switching to Adobe CS5 Tom Daigon Avid DS FCP After Effec
Re: A List of those switching to another NLE
by Mike Jackson 6 years ago
Yeah, compatibility and market share really is the key question for me. In a year's time, what NLE software are the majority of companies and clients going to be using Will Avid regain its dominance a
Reconnect media insanity
by Mike Jackson 6 years ago
Okay, I'm having a reconnect media issue that's making me pull my hair out, and I'd love to get any suggestions for a solve or workaround. I'm trying to wrap up a documentary with two edits - a 90 min
Re: Reconnect media insanity
by Mike Jackson 6 years ago
That's a good question Patrice. Basically it was a grand experiment, with the goal of saving a ton of time and money in the sound mix. After the 90 was cut and mixed, we could then recut that master a
Stuttering, freezing, pinwheel of death
by Mike Jackson 7 years ago
This may have been covered somewhere before, but searching for 'stuttering playback' is like googling the word 'p*rn', with an all but useless signal-to-noise ratio ;) Dual-core 2.7Ghz G5, running FCP
Re: Stuttering, freezing, pinwheel of death
by Mike Jackson 7 years ago
Well, still not sure what CAUSED the problem, or if it will be back... but a friend installed a new version of iStatPro, and we discovered that one of my two processors was just... OFF. It wasn't doin
FCS 3 on a G5
by Mike Jackson 8 years ago
Maybe I'm blind, but I haven't found a definitive answer to this. Can FCS 3 be installed and run on a G5 (oh, my poor aging dual 2.7) ie: If I upgrade to Leopard will it install and have the same func
Re: FCS 3 on a G5
by Mike Jackson 8 years ago
Well dang and tarnation. So much for socking away any spare cash from my current doc gig... Anyway, thanks guys! Very much appreciated, as always.
Corrupt renders in Motion
by Mike Jackson 10 years ago
I'm usually an After Effects guy, but with a tight deadline upon me I thought I'd try round-tripping from Final Cut to Motion now that I have FCP Studio 2. I'm doing a split-screen with a complicated
Re: Corrupt renders in Motion
by Mike Jackson 10 years ago
I've posted some frames here: http: www.steampoweredfilms.ca Temp BadRenders.htm Ironically, Color seems to be able to handle my graphics card just fine. Using graphics cards for acceleration seems li
New lower pricing for DeckLink HD cards - 4:4:4 for only $1495 !
by Luke Maslen 11 years ago
Hi, Blackmagic Design has introduced new lower pricing for DeckLink HD series cards at IBC 2005 in Amsterdam. New prices are: DeckLink HD Plus - now US$695 DeckLink HD Pro 4:2:2 - Now US$995 DeckLink
Re: New lower pricing for DeckLink HD cards - 4:4:4 for only $1495 !
by Mike Jackson 11 years ago
Thanks for the detailed response Luke, I do appreciate it. I was not trying to dis Black magic's excellent products... I like what I see, and that's why I bought one in the first place. I think I was
Still frames only in HD
by Mike Jackson 12 years ago
I just installed my new Decklink HD Pro card single link, on a G5 2.7Ghz with 2.5 gigs RAM. Outputting through analog (composite) to an NTSC monitor. I don't yet have an HD monitor, so I haven't been
Re: Still frames only in HD - SOLVED
by Mike Jackson 12 years ago
Problem solved, by the most responsive tech support I've ever encountered. Usually I have to wait days, Blackmagic got back to me in a couple of hours, on a Saturday. Wow. Anyway, in case it's of use
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