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Mike Parfit

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August 24th 2006
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OT Resolve 14
by Steve Connor 4 months ago
BMD press conference will be on shortly but a number of pictures have been appearing on forums showing that it now has a "Fairlight" tab!
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Re: OT Resolve 14
by Mike Parfit 4 months ago
I agree with Ricardo. We've been editing in Resolve for a couple of years and I love it. Our goal is to produce broadcast quality work, and perhaps theatrical again some day, with a large in-house com
Blackmagic Design Press Conference
by Shawn Miller 5 months ago
I thought I would mention it here, in case any of the "or not" or "FCPX + Resolve" crowd was interested. Scheduled for Mar 3, 2017 Please join us this Thursday, March 2nd 12.00pm PST for a press confe
Re: Blackmagic Design Press Conference
by Mike Parfit 5 months ago
Hi, Tim, In case you're curious, the show that we edited and finished on Resolve has its US premiere on Nat Geo Wild tomorrow night (Sunday, March 26), 9pm 8c. "Call of the Baby Beluga." It's a whale
Blade
by Shane Ross 6 months ago
If Apple is looking only to the future, and wanting to dump the old, ancient ways of the past...including the terminology used, like "bin," why is the "blade" tool still called BLADE And why does it l
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Chris Harlan liked this 6 months ago
Re: Blade
by Mike Parfit 5 months ago
Hi, Chris, Yes, I really liked it. It was quite stable, as I remember, more stable than everything else I'd tried. Thanks for answering my question! Cheers, Mike
Which new Mac for DR12?
by John Calhoun 2 years ago
I am looking to buy a new system to run DR12. From what I hear, it requires some pretty beefy hardware. What would the the minimum system iMac or MacPro that would be recommended What would be the opt
Re: Which new Mac for DR12?
by Mike Parfit 2 years ago
Yes. I have had major problems with corrupted renders, but I am using Yosemite on Blackmagic's tech support advice. The problem I have is not just in rendering 4k. For me it shows up in random horizon
Media Manage in Resolve "Failed" on first clip
by Charles Haine 2 years ago
Hey Folks, Working on my first Digital Bolex project and having trouble getting the "Media Manage" tool to work. It's 1.5TB of raw data, but the estimator says it'll be down to around 450GB after copy
Re: Media Manage in Resolve "Failed" on first clip
by Mike Parfit 2 years ago
I've experienced the same thing. Unexplained failures. (Just to be clear, that's just in reference to Resolve, not about life in general.) After a lot of attempts, removing a few clips at a time, I na
is resolve 12 edit worthy?
by Ricardo Marty 2 years ago
Ive been to busy to try it out. I will be starting a 10min corporate video nothing complicated and would like to test this version. Anything i shound know Ricardo marty
Re: is resolve 12 edit worthy?
by Mike Parfit 2 years ago
I love it. I was doing some editing in version 11, and liked it, so I was primed for 12. I'm using 4k on a 1080 timeline right now on a 1-hour doc. I'd say for 4k use it's all about using proxies, eit
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The pre-nab editor's lounge panel on the state of editing.
by Aindreas Gallagher 2 years ago
http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 1641-the-2015-prenab-editors-lounge-panel for whatever reason, (surely some mistake) they consider FCPX a dead man walking, and across the panel, they state and
Re: The pre-nab editor's lounge panel on the state of editing.
by Mike Parfit 2 years ago
Yes! Resolve. I'm an FCP7 person, and have been cutting in Avid, Premiere, and X lately -- but now it's Resolve 11. (Proxies and 16-bit audio seem to help the playback problem.) I like Resolve a lot.
CNET running a survey about CC...
by David Miller 3 years ago
If you want to take part in a survey that CNET is running about CC then you can check out their story (and survey link in 3rd paragraph) here: http: www.cnet.com news survey-why-are-you-still-using-ad
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David Mathis liked this 3 years ago
Re: CNET running a survey about CC...
by Mike Parfit 3 years ago
The sad thing about this is how much of it is about perceptions of risk that may only graze the edge of reality. I count myself among those who make choices based on those perceptions. For me, if the
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the modern corporation (like adobe)
by Ricardo Marty 3 years ago
Food for thought By Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. The time has passed when American corporations had a
Re: the modern corporation (like adobe)
by Mike Parfit 3 years ago
It has often been stated in this forum that this is exactly why we can trust some of Adobe's people but not its corporate entity: because the notion of fidelity is not part of a corporation's mandate.
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So is that it - have Adobe won?
by Steve Connor 3 years ago
Very quiet over here, has everyone given up protesting Has anyone actually changed their position on the subscription model, either way No sig on my posts as it's apparently very old fashioned
Re: So is that it - have Adobe won?
by Mike Parfit 3 years ago
Adobe didn't win. It lost. It may have reached some of its short-term financial goals, and it may have outlasted the present noise. But it has deeply fertilized the ground for its future competition,
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Resolve 11 lite on 17" MacBook Pro?
by Mike Parfit 3 years ago
Just wondering. I know it's not on the recommended list, but the one I have, an early 2011, fits all the minimum requirements in the Readme. I know if it did work it wouldn't play anything smoothly, b
Re: Resolve 11 lite on 17" MacBook Pro?
by Mike Parfit 3 years ago
Hi, Peter, Thanks for the response. I disabled the Intel GPU by turning off graphics switching in system preferences the day I bought the machine. I imagine that's why Resolve 9 and 10 worked on this
Corning Optical Thunderbolt 2 cable
by Bob Zelin 3 years ago
Hi - I have no idea of where to post something like this, so I figured you guys would be interested. At NAB 2014, I saw the Corning Optical Thunderbolt 2 cables, which can be 10 meters, 30 meters or 6
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nick ring liked this 3 years ago
Re: Corning Optical Thunderbolt 2 cable
by Mike Parfit 3 years ago
Jeremy, I gather from a search that you're using the Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock. If so are they working OK for you Any tips for getting them to work as advertised Thanks, Mike
how long Creative Cloud applications remain activated when the computer is offline
by Todd Kopriva 3 years ago
Here's a clarifying article about how long Creative Cloud applications will remain activated when the computer is offline: "Creative Cloud: Internet connectivity, offline grace period, and reminders":
Re: how long Creative Cloud applications remain activated when the computer is offline
by Mike Parfit 3 years ago
Hi, Oliver, I'm pining for nothing other than a situation in which I do not need to feel like a complete hostage to a corporation's whims if I want to thoroughly learn the software then continue worki
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FCP 7 Beachball on playback - related to Compressor 4?
by Mike Parfit 3 years ago
Help! Using FCP 7 on Mavericks -- no problems for months. Then, a couple of days after installing Compressor 4.1.1, I run FCP 7 for the first time, and the beachball appears for several seconds before
Re: FCP 7 Beachball on playback - related to Compressor 4?
by Mike Parfit 3 years ago
Thanks. Yes, I had tried repairing permissions. Didn't help. Don't have Disk Warrior for Mavericks. Then I removed Compressor 4.1.1, along with its preferences. Then Final Cut worked. (That's what I s
Creative Cloud yes or no?
by Steve Connor 4 years ago
Simple poll, knowing that the CC model is here to stay (at least for a while) Are you using it or do you plan to use it My answer is yes. Steve Connor There's nothing we can't argue about on the FCPX
Re: Creative Cloud yes or no?
by Mike Parfit 4 years ago
Dustin Parsons "It'll be interesting to see what the answer to this question is in 2 or 3 years when everyone who isn't using it now gets sent a CC project file - be it PPro, AE, PS, etc... what do y
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Thought You'd Be Interested To See This
by Dave LaRonde 4 years ago
Steve Forde, Mr. Adobe After Effects himself, asks the burning question, "What if we did NOTHING else in After Effects during 2014 other than make it faster " Read it for yourself here: http: blogs.ad
Re: Thought You'd Be Interested To See This
by Mike Parfit 4 years ago
Hmm, let me just run the phrase past my corporate attorney. . . . Yeah, it's fine. Anyway, once something is in The Cow, it belongs to the world. Cheers, Mike
Very OT: How wide is consumer acceptance of blu-ray in your experience?
by TImothy Auld 4 years ago
I am lucky enough to be serving on a nominating committee this year and so am getting to see a load of movies I would otherwise not have the opportunity to see. But so far not one screener has arrived
Re: Very OT: How wide is consumer acceptance of blu-ray in your experience?
by Mike Parfit 4 years ago
We're seeing most people using Vimeo or other online options for things like nominations, festival submissions, prize judging, almost everything that requires convenience over quality. But once you're
About - "Seasoned Film Editor Takes Adobe Premiere Pro CC For a Spin"
by Bernard Newnham 4 years ago
I asked this on the PPro Basics forum but had no luck. Its not a troll, I really want to know the answer. I teach this stuff, and I'd like to know what I'm missing .............. About - "Seasoned Fil
Re: About - "Seasoned Film Editor Takes Adobe Premiere Pro CC For a Spin"
by Mike Parfit 4 years ago
Bill's response is helpful in defining X's speed advantage succinctly. In my experience keywording isn't necessary in short projects in which you tend to get a pretty good mental image of all the asse
I'm watching CC with interest, but I'm not joining...
by Brandon Davidson 4 years ago
I've had lots and lots of mixed feelings when Adobe announced their Creative Cloud only plan, and I'm going to rant about my conflicting feelings for a bit... A part of me thinks the new Adobe plan is
Re: I'm watching CC with interest, but I'm not joining...
by Chris Pettit 4 years ago
Alex Petrovitch "Seriously though - thoughts on my question " Alex, in hopes of setting aside snarky responses to your question, I will attempt to answer it, at least from my perspective. I invite an
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Mike Parfit liked this 4 years ago
Adobe Has 1 million subscribers
by Gary Huff 4 years ago
http: m.techcrunch.com 2013 09 17 adobes-creative-cloud-surpasses-1m-subscribers-but-q3-2013-revenue-falls-to-995-1m
Re: Adobe Has 1 million subscribers
by Ridley Walker 4 years ago
I hold no animosity towards Adobe, I want the company to flourish and provide me with exceptional software. However I'm no fan at all of the subscription model and will continue to hold out with CS6 u
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Mike Parfit liked this 4 years ago
Fascinating short from Toronto Film Fest - and what is a narrative film these days?
by Bill Davis 4 years ago
Crossed my screen this AM. (NSFW in parts) But kinda riveting and the comments indicate that the extremely modern pace and structure are very appealing to its intended audience. Is "internet condition
Re: Fascinating short from Toronto Film Fest - and what is a narrative film these days?
by Mike Parfit 4 years ago
Herb Sevush "Audiences always need less information than we think - it's why night scenes always work so well, the less we see the more we can imagine." yes, yes, yes, yes. Sophisticated filmmakers a
Any comments on MC 7?
by Mike Parfit 4 years ago
I'm one of those trying to choose a future path. So I'm very curious about first impressions. Thanks! Mike http: www.thewhalemovie.com
Re: Any comments on MC 7?
by Ricardo Arenas 3 years ago
Hello Mr. Kennel, I'm wondering if you have tried the newly released patch 7.0.4.2 We also just upgraded our editors to 7.0.4.1 during the holiday break and we are now seeing the dynamic relink and a
Devastating "end of file" problem
by Mike Parfit 5 years ago
I'm using Encore 5 on a 2008 Mac Pro. Suddenly, without warning, an entire set of project files is destroyed. I have both a standard and a Blu-ray DVD finished on the same topic, sharing a few assets.
Re: Devastating "end of file" problem
by Stan Jones 5 years ago
I would create a new, simple DVD project to see if Encore is having some basic problem. A reinstall may be the issue. I don't know your OS from the info, but see this: Troubleshoot system errors and f
Deadline Nightmare: Subpictures changing color spontaneously
by Mike Parfit 5 years ago
Had a DVD finished. Each time I load it, or make one little fine-tune, such as one word's typeface from regular to bold, not even changing a font or using Photoshop, things change, mostly in sub pictu
Re: Deadline Nightmare: Subpictures changing color spontaneously
by Mike Parfit 5 years ago
I tried to use strictly library buttons and the automatic colour set, and finally got everything right, with uniformly white highlight colours. Then I went in and changed two pieces of text from regul
Evo customers please read
by Kyle Lodge 8 years ago
NO ONE should upgrade to Snow Leopard OS-X 10.6, until further notice. Maxx Digital, our partners and vendors are testing to make sure all drives work and do not conflict with each other or the new OS
Re: Evo customers please read
by Mike Parfit 8 years ago
Hi, Kyle, Can we get an update on this I'd like to move to Snow Leopard for a few specific reasons, but can't until it'll work with my Evo 2. Any idea when we'll be able to do that Thanks, Mike
Great service, works great
by Mike Parfit 9 years ago
Hi, all, Finally got the funds together to get real storage. It worked out cheaper and better than expected. I have to say, the support we have received from Maxx Digital has been second to none. It s
Help! 10-bit ProRes422HQ problems
by Mike Parfit 9 years ago
Hi, All, I need a little help, please, I am rendering out a ProRes422HQ timeline using the high precision YUV option in the sequence settings menu. When I render this way, some highlights turn into li
Re: Help! 10-bit ProRes422HQ problems
by Mike Parfit 9 years ago
Hi, David, Thanks. We don't have any problem getting a rendered clip or creating a timeline that renders fine -- as long as we don't render in 10-bit. I'm not sure how much we give up by going to non
final cut crashing during render
by cory tardy 9 years ago
Hello, I was wondering if anyone has ha this problem. I am trying to render a full feature 1080psf 23.98 apple pro res. if i et it go it will rash no error message or anything just crash. if t is abou
Re: final cut crashing during render
by Mike Parfit 9 years ago
Hi, Lucas, I've had this problem using HDV, DVCPRO HD, and ProRes422HQ. I've had it the entire time I have been using HD codecs, including before the advent of ProRes. I have a pretty big project file
Final Cut Pro unusable for big projects?
by Christoph Strothjohann 9 years ago
I m an Assistant Editor on a european movie. It was shot on 35mm film runniing 24fps. We re editing on final cut pro 6.0.3 (on OsX 10.5.3) using the aja io hd (latest software and firmware) to capture
Re: Final Cut Pro unusable for big projects?
by Mike Parfit 9 years ago
Two simple questions: How will faster storage fix a problem of crashing while rendering No journaling. No sleep, ever. No attached firewire drives. Lots of room on the SATA drives. Memory swapped and
c'mon guys let's play with the new cat
by Paul Provost 10 years ago
i know it's the holidays but bmd has a driver. um, i haven't tried it though...
Re: c'mon guys let's play with the new cat
by Mike Parfit 10 years ago
Hi, Walter, Yeah, this instability has been the topic of a lot of different threads, mostly over at the FCP forum. A number of people are having similar but not identical problems to mine, largely inv
Funny Fan Noise When LHe is Install in G 5 Quad 2.5?
by Tim Cole 11 years ago
Hi, I have a Power Mac G5 Quad, and it makes noise with fan kicking on after it goes to the sleep mode I took all the 3rd hardware off it, memory, drives and etc. The LHe Kona I have installed and whe
Re: Funny Fan Noise When LHe is Install in G 5 Quad 2.5?
by Mike Parfit 11 years ago
Hi, I agree with the no sleep rule. However, just for your information, we had the same thing with both an LHe and a Kona 3 in our quad G5. The computer would sleep fine without the cards, but would t
HDV output workflow question
by Kozo Okumura 11 years ago
Ok, I understand that to edit HDV footage with KONA you need to digitize HDV footage as DVCPro HD footage. but how about outputting do you need have DVC Pro HD deck as well as HDV deck or does KONA 3
Re: HDV output workflow question
by Mike Parfit 11 years ago
OK, got it. Thanks, Mike
Problem - Shift fields filter added
by Mike Parfit 11 years ago
Hi, All, Recently (perhaps since FCP 5.0.4), Final Cut has been automatically adding the shift fields filter to all HDV clips placed on a properly-setup HDV sequence -- ONLY when FCP is set up to outp
Re: another possible temporary solution
by Mike Parfit 11 years ago
Many thanks! Dumped the filter and it seems to have worked. I'll just stick the filter back in if I need it. Thanks, too, for taking the trouble to explain in detail how to remove the filter. I wouldn
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