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exporting a long movie
by sharon yaish 7 months ago
hello help please! i have a presentation tomorrow and a 1.5 hour movie that is exporting for 7 hours and it says it has another 6 hours i have to choose either to stop the exporting now and choose a s
Re: exporting a long movie
by Michael Phillips 7 months ago
How and what are you exporting Are you creating H.264 straight out of Media Composer From the sounds of the required time to do so, this would seem to be the case. Avid still uses outdated 32bit Quick
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How do I composite video within text or a logo?
by David Mills 6 months ago
Hi all, I have a logo graphic in .png format, and I'd like to composite video within that logo. I know it has to be some mask effect or something to do with alpha channels, but I'm more of a beginner
Re: How do I composite video within text or a logo?
by Neil Ryan 2 months ago
The png allows a for a Fill and alpha channel in the one file. What you want in Avid is the alpha channel element only. So, outside of Avid, you need to create a B&W version of the logo with no alpha.
Title Tool error?
by Sauro Morganti 2 months ago
I work in HD 1080p in MC 8.4.5 on Mac. All of a sudden when I click on Title Tool, I get this message; "This operation requires you to select a SD format for this project. Please choose between NTSC &
Re: Title Tool error?
by Neil Ryan 2 months ago
Sauro Morganti Morganti ""This operation requires you to select a SD format for this project. Please choose between NTSC & PAL. Note: This selection will be set permanently in this project."" This me
Symphony Source Segment relationship affects multiple clips instead of just the one clip?
by Noel Mackensen 1 year ago
I keep coming across this issue and haven t been able to figure out what I am doing wrong that initiates clip relationships between segment clips. When I work in source segment correction it is only s
Re: Symphony Source Segment relationship affects multiple clips instead of just the one clip?
by Neil Ryan 12 months ago
Could be one of two things; 1. There's a feature that allows this. In the Correction Mode Settings, see the Features page, and uncheck "Use Marks for Segment Correction" If this is already unchecked,
Advanced Keyframing for Paint Effect?
by Andy Neil 1 year ago
Hi everyone. I'm dealing with a scenario where I have to animate shapes inside the paint effect. The animation is fine, but I end up needing similar animations above clips of different sizes. So, if I
Re: Advanced Keyframing for Paint Effect?
by Neil Ryan 1 year ago
Try a different approach; sounds like you're putting thePaint effect on the clips - perfectly normal. The Paint effect can also be applied to Filler on a track above the clip. Do this for the longest
UTF-8 in .ale files
by Eivind Kise 2 years ago
Hi! I'm a norwegian editing assistant with a classical norwegian - - problem. I'm getting a set report from set every day, and I create .ale files from this, to automatically logg all the shots. The s
Re: UTF-8 in .ale files
by Bouke Vahl 2 years ago
It can be done, but requires a bit of effort. The charset used for ALE seems to be 'macintosh' (also on Windows). Note that there is no BOM (Byte Order Mark) So, open the provided ALE in a text editor
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Avid export to MXF op-1a errors
by Justin Grover 3 years ago
Hi, I have recently had to export XDCAM MXF op-1a for a tv program. Just got note that the program has been rejected because of many video errors that were like tape clogs. I am thinking I should now
Re: Avid export to MXF op-1a errors
by Neil Ryan 2 years ago
I wonder if either poster might have had a better correct result if their project was set to interlaced before export. It probably should have been for the first one, at least, given it was going to a
Double System Audio with Avid Media Composer
by Ryan Powell 2 years ago
Hi, A project I'm working on has footage that has been imported, transcoded, and has already begun to be edited in a sequence. However, the good audio for this footage was recorded separately, and is
Re: Double System Audio with Avid Media Composer
by Neil Ryan 2 years ago
Thinking a bit further, IF you are mixing this externally (i.e. not in Media Composer) an option might be to give your Sound Mixer an EDL or similar and let them conform the proper audio. I've worked
Hyphens in Bin Names?
by Scott Clements 2 years ago
Is there any problem with this Don't think so, but just checking.... for example: Scenes_07-10 as a bin name Film Editor, London UK www.scottclementseditor.com
Re: Hyphens in Bin Names?
by Neil Ryan 2 years ago
Depends what you mean by 'Avid' Within Media Composer it is acceptable but NOT in Avid Interplay. - - - - - - - - - Neil Ryan Senior Finishing Editor WTFN OS 10.11.4 Mac Pro Media Composer 8.5.3 with
after effects alpha transparency becomes gray
by Per Scaffidi 2 years ago
Hi all -- our graphic designer has put together rolling credits for our film in after effects. At frame top and bottom, she has the credits dissolve to 0 opacity. She outputs a quicktime animation wit
Re: after effects alpha transparency becomes gray
by Neil Ryan 2 years ago
I don't know what codecs and Avid workflow you're using, but I get my designers to render directly to DNxHD codec; makes my end of things (linking and or importing) cleaner and much faster. Neil.
Best way to rez-up sequence coming from many sources
by Chris Coote 2 years ago
F55 UHD Footage was originally AMA'd and transcoded to DNX36 clips for offine in 1080p. Source footage comes from many Sata drives - transcoded lo-rez clips are on a RAID. In the old days, we would de
Re: Best way to rez-up sequence coming from many sources
by Neil Ryan 2 years ago
I imagine you could follow the old tape workflow, where one drive equals one tape. Mount the first drive. Have a bin open with that drive's media linked. Select all those clips. Make a copy of your Se
Nuendo BWAVs into MC 8.5.3
by Neil Ryan 3 years ago
I was wondering if there are any Media Composer users out there who are often integrating BWAVs made from Nuendo. I can successfully Link to BWAVs made from ProTools without any problem, and have been
Re: Nuendo BWAVs into MC 8.5.3
by Michael Phillips 3 years ago
It may be an issue of AMA audio linking and the check in process. Personally I import all audio all the time as I need to 1 4 frame sync which linking consolidation transcode does not allow, but that
FCP7 export alpha type is...
by Neil Ryan 3 years ago
When FCP7 exports a movie with alpha, is the alpha always Straight or PreMultiplied (I'm assuming it has a default type, as I couldn't remember the alpha-type being an option.) Thanks, Neil. - - - - -
Re: FCP7 export alpha type is...
by Dave LaRonde 3 years ago
You ought to be able to differentiate between the two just by looking at the exported video in the QT player. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA
AvidFX Video levels
by Neil Ryan 4 years ago
When Media Composer passes the video tracks to AvidFX, the video levels remain true to Rec709 with black at 16 and white at 235. When I add an imported graphic, it is always RGB and so its levels go f
Re: AvidFX Video levels
by Neil Ryan 4 years ago
Thanks Jon, I had missed that. It helps, in that it clamps the output levels to safe (0-100%) but it does so by clamping the levels; that is, throwing away anything below 0 or above 100. With this on,
Digital ad formats
by Marc Lucas 6 years ago
We shoot all our commercials in progressive. Just started using a digital distribution service that wants interlaced files. They say that if we send a progressive file they are going to convert it the
Re: Digital ad formats
by Neil Ryan 4 years ago
The information you have been given is correct. And, while posting everything as Progressive is not wrong, you do need to bear in mind that the television broadcasting process is interlaced. Interlace
Editing broadcast shows
by Jake Cauty 5 years ago
Hi all, I'm about to online a 30 minute program for broadcast. 26min of content with one ad break. How much time should be set aside for the full online process So an offline editor has rough cut it a
Re: Editing broadcast shows
by Neil Ryan 4 years ago
Jake Cauty "program for broadcast." and "I'm in to audio mix, colour correct, graphics etc" With respect, I've never worked with nor met anyone who can sound mix to broadcast standard and colour grad
Create Left Stereo Ident in FCP 7
by Steve Atkins 5 years ago
Hello, I am in the process of delivering a project in the UK to Channel 4 digitally using the DPP process. I am wondering how to insert a Stereo Ident on the left channel of the Tone. I have searched
Re: Create Left Stereo Ident in FCP 7
by Neil Ryan 4 years ago
GLITS is an acronym for Graham's Line Identification Tone System Download the GLITS from the DPP website: http: www.digitalproductionpartnership.co.uk downloads standards Neil.
Waveform/Vectorscope for SDI Signal
by Larry Zapotocky 5 years ago
Hello, I'm trying to narrow down my research for an SDI Waveform Vectorscope and signal generator for our new studio. I've looked at Harris, Tektronix and some others. Any suggestions on what would be
Re: Waveform/Vectorscope for SDI Signal
by Neil Ryan 4 years ago
Didn't see this Thread before I posted my question https: forums.creativecow.net readpost 21 864648 But in summary, with the Blackmagic Ultrascopes, I don't like the inability to get a large view of a
What is the Industry Standard
by Lisa Robinson 5 years ago
A coworker of mine and I are having creative differences. Does anyone know if there is an industry standard when using standard def video in an HD project. Should it be blown up to fit the screen or n
Re: What is the Industry Standard
by Neil Ryan 4 years ago
There is no one standard. This is partly due to the fact that there are both technical and creative aspects involved. From a technical point, many (most ) broadcasters do not like having black on the
Waveform Monitors; Video Scopes; Choices
by Neil Ryan 4 years ago
Curious to know what Online Finishing Editors and Colorists are using for their scopes and what they like & dislike about them. . For the record, I have a Harris VTM Series in my main suite. It's a 1r
Apple ProRes Footage: Is there a Faster Way to Render/Export?
by Michael Morabe 5 years ago
Hey all! Looking to see if we can decrease our rendering exporting time of our Apple ProRes 422 (LT) timelines. I currently have a 58min+ timeline with color correction and multiple cuts that obviousl
Re: Apple ProRes Footage: Is there a Faster Way to Render/Export?
by Dave LaRonde 5 years ago
That's why The Good Lord made the night time... for FCP exporting, y'know. You sleep, the machine works. Or maybe it was for rendering in After Effects. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KF
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Adding multiple images into one sequence
by Matthew Edwards 5 years ago
Hi Guys! A very noob question here.... I have about 100 photos i want to add to my sequence. Going to put some music under it and add it as an extra to a wedding dvd. The problem is the duration of ea
Re: Adding multiple images into one sequence
by Graham Tees 5 years ago
Here's how to set multiple In and Out points in one operation. Open the Bin in Script View Select the Clips you want to affect {Ctrl A selects all clips in bin} Press G to clear any existing in out po
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Nesting Effects In a Bin
by Sarah Furie 5 years ago
I know how to nest effects in the timeline but if you have 2-3 effects that you have on one clip and you want to copy the effects into the bin to save for later, so that you can put them on another cl
Re: Nesting Effects In a Bin
by Michael Hancock 5 years ago
There is a trick you can use to save a nest of effects to a bin. 1. Put all of the effects for your clip on a blank track above that clip. Nest them in the order you want them. 2. When your effect nes
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Calibrating IMAC display for Grading on Avid and Davinci
by Christian McKenna 5 years ago
Hi there, Just looking for a bit of guidance. I have an iMac 27 - late 2011. Im wondering whether i should calibrate the displays colour settings. Currently its set on the iMac Setting. I see all thes
Re: Calibrating IMAC display for Grading on Avid and Davinci
by Shane Ross 5 years ago
Jeff Cue "Hey Shane - Besides Blackmagic, do you have any personal recommends for an I O box " I own and love the AJA IoXT. But the Io4K might be a better buy. AJA has always been solid. BUT, if you
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Can I delete the EC1 track
by Tim Young 9 years ago
For some unknown reason all my Digibeta rushes have been digitized at DV25P 411 in a 25P project! Is there a way that I can hide delete the EC1 track on my sequence, so I have more screen real estate
Re: Can I delete the EC1 track
by Job ter Burg 9 years ago
In the Timeline, to the bottom left, there is a hamburger menu. In it, there is an option labeled "Show tracks". It should bring up a menu of all tracks that are visible in the timeline. EC1 is checke
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MC6 Is there a way of adding info to the Source File Column
by Zoe Westley 5 years ago
Hi everyone I have just received my first batch of rushes and in the AAF file there is no data in the Source File column, is there a way of amending this in Avid Thanks
Re: MC6 Is there a way of adding info to the Source File Column
by Michael Phillips 5 years ago
Quick answers and reality check: 1. Only AMA linking or using DMF to a file will populate the Source File Column. 2. Any application outside of Avid can only put source reel ID into the TAPE column. E
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Canon XF clip duration Issue
by Jayson Matteucci 5 years ago
I am currently working on a project using an all tapeless workflow with a C300 as a primary camera on Avid 6.5.4 OSX Lion. My projects is 1080p 23.98. All of the clips AMA volume link fine, but then w
Re: Canon XF clip duration Issue
by Olaf Steel 5 years ago
I've never had that problem, but I would start by consolidating transcoding your media to an external edit volume. Then edit your tape name info. It could be an AMA issue. I would never edit any impor
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How to slide all clips in selected tracks along in a timeline like in Premiere?
by Tom Smith 6 years ago
In premiere, there's a tool that will let you select a point on the timeline and move the tool forward or back which will cause all of the clips in the track you are on to move to where you push them,
Re: How to slide all clips in selected tracks along in a timeline like in Premiere?
by Shane Ross 6 years ago
NO no no...you use the SELECT ALL RIGHT tool. If you use the Yellow SELECT tool, it'll grab only what you click on, or you'll have to lasso all your clips in order to select them all. To do what you w
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MC - Symphony
by Dan Merchant 6 years ago
Does anyone know of, can point me to a good comparison between Media Composer and Symphony I realize I could just go to Avid site, but would like a good write up on it. thanks
Re: MC - Symphony
by Michael Phillips 6 years ago
Well the best place to start would be the Avid site. Here is the FAQ on it: http: avid.force.com pkb articles en_US compatibility Symphony-Option-FAQ popup=true&NewLang=en&DocType=1083&q=Symphony+opti
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KONA 3 Audio - No sound outside of FCP 7.0.3
by Jonny Hal 7 years ago
Running FCP 7.0.3 on a Mac Pro 10.5.8 -- it's worked great forever. Yesterday, I noticed that I have no sound output in any application or on the desktop -- except for FCP. No new software was added,
Re: KONA 3 Audio - No sound outside of FCP 7.0.3
by Neil Ryan 7 years ago
In the SOUND part of SYSTEM PREFERENCES, under the SOUND EFFECTS Tab, check that the option"Play sound effects through:" is set to 'SELECTED SOUND OUTPUT DEVICE' Does that help Neil.
sub-clip a multi-camera clip/sequence
by Daniel Raim 7 years ago
Hey all, Is it possible to sub-clip a multi-camera clip in FCP7 If not, can you suggest a workaround Thanks so much!
Re: sub-clip a multi-camera clip/sequence
by Neil Ryan 7 years ago
Just to be clear; the SOURCE timecode doesn't change, just the Sequence timecode of the new sequence... And depending on what you're trying to achieve, you could Duplicate your sequence then delete ev
photos in project as 60fps and 25fps- why? Also questions about image quality, output and digital monitors.
by heidi schrodinger 7 years ago
Hi, I have so many questions to post- I just wish I could sit down and have a real chat with someone savvy. Anyway, if anyone is out there that can answer my queries, you will be worshipped from afar.
Re: photos in project as 60fps and 25fps- why? Also questions about image quality, output and digital monitors.
by Neil Ryan 7 years ago
heidi schrodinger "Arrggghh! If only I knew this some months ago" Something else you would have liked to have known about some months ago is this: http: www.noiseindustries.com fxfactory panandzoom I
Very strange warning
by Rafael Amador 7 years ago
A friend of mine sent me a pic of a warning he's getting from FC. i've never seen that before. Any idea Thanks. rafa el www.nagavideo.com
Re: Very strange warning
by Neil Ryan 7 years ago
My understanding is that you can't see which user last used the project, however, if you are on a networked environment, he may be able to look at the various suites users for their Autosave folders,
Error: Out of Memory - Out of luck - any ideas?
by Barry O'Brien 7 years ago
OK.I am running FCP 7.0.3 on a Mac Pro 1.1, 2.66. dual core, 4 MB l2 cashe, 9 GB memory. never had a probem. Now running OS 10.6.8. Load up a new project. short video. using XDCam footage brought in f
Re: Error: Out of Memory - Out of luck - any ideas?
by Neil Ryan 7 years ago
Video Is Not 72 Dots per Inch There is a myth in video graphic design: Because some older computer displays used 72 pixels per inch, all video created on a computer must be at this resolution. This is
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Compressor & Full HD for AppleTV
by Neil Ryan 7 years ago
Running Compressor 3.5.3 which can create content for Apple TV with its 'H.264 for Apple Devices.' This allows a maximum size of "16:9 (960 x 720)" Does anyone know if how to use this to create 1920 x
Re: Compressor & Full HD for AppleTV
by Neil Ryan 7 years ago
That's part of the problem Shane, that that Preset - 'H.264 for Apple Devices' - doesn't allow you to change most of the parameters, including Frame Size. Neil
Ultrascope readings - unique
by Neil Ryan 7 years ago
What does it mean when I set my Ultrascope Profile limits to 0 & 100 ire and the error log shows errors of " -0 " Lower Luma and "100" Upper Luma What kind of number is -0 And assuming it means '0' wh
Re: Ultrascope readings - unique
by Mike Squires 7 years ago
I can only assume that your blacks are going below 0 and whites are going above 100 IRE. I quality control all of our commercials that come in, and it's pretty ridiculous the amount of spots that are
Ultrascope Update
by James Sullivan 7 years ago
Howdy. Is there a plan to update the software side of the Ultrascope anytime soon It would be sooooooo nice to be able to select which scopes are on and to make them super big. I do not need the image
Re: Ultrascope Update
by Stephan Walsch 7 years ago
I am currently using the windows screen magnifier. It only works when ultrascope is in windowed (2-up) mode, so ctrl+f switches between the fullscreen 6-scopes view and "magnified" 2-up. Still, this s
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FCPX on multiple computers?
by Shane Trowbridge 7 years ago
I bought X a few months back for my one macbook pro. I am now working on a second Macbook pro and I want to put X on it as well. I was under the impression that you could put X on multiple computers w
Re: FCPX on multiple computers?
by Neil Ryan 7 years ago
Bill Davis "...in their largest and most profitable market segment - consumer sales. " What other market do they have
Out of Memory when Rendering
by Trevor Ambrose 7 years ago
Hi guys, I'm having a heck of a time with an episode of a show I'm working on. There's a bunch of titles, chroma keys, alpha graphics ect. in the sequence. Every time I go to render it stops and says
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Re: Out of Memory when Rendering
by Bret Williams 7 years ago
I have recently found a minor workaround when it seems like you're just barely running out of memory. If sometimes it renders (especially after a restart reboot) and sometimes it doesn't,I have found
8-bit, 10-bit or high-precission
by Michael Harrington 8 years ago
I'm working on a 210 minute Dual 9 DVD and trying to head off what I think will be a problem when it comes time to output final QT. My sequence is 1920x1080 HDTV 1080i (16:9), square, upper (odd), App
Re: 8-bit, 10-bit or high-precission
by Jerry Hofmann 8 years ago
FCP has a limitation of 4000 pixels in either direction, so you've no problem... Keep going, but know that you may have to put out QT's which are sections of the movie then marry them to make your fin
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Final Cut Pro X - The New Manual
by Gerry Fraiberg 8 years ago
With the update comes a new version of the user guide. For what it's worth, the new Final Cut Pro X Help for 10.0.1 is 375 pages. The original document is 454 pages. I wonder what happened to 79 pages
Re: Final Cut Pro X - The New Manual
by Neil Ryan 8 years ago
The optimist in me suggests they cleaned up 79 pages of known bugs...
Thanks Apple!
by Zane Hitchcox 8 years ago
Final Cut Pro was seemingly working fine, for two hours, then I lost the ability to do the undo function (it was greyed out), and I restarted it, only find that the past two hours of work were lost. T
Re: Thanks Apple!
by Neil Ryan 8 years ago
Was this FCP X or 7
How to find out if a source clips has been used in a timeline
by Caitlin miller 8 years ago
Hi All, I've been doing a bit of research and can't seem to find an answer to this question! Is there a way to find out if your source clips have been used in a sequence yet Below is the reason why I'
Re: How to find out if a source clips has been used in a timeline
by Bret Williams 8 years ago
Geez people this is one of my favorite tips. Yes dupe detection will tell if you've used it in the same sequence once you drop it in there. Maybe that's the answer he's looking for and I misunderstood
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sequence vanished from browser
by Chris Barnett 10 years ago
I am an experienced FCP user (5yrs). running FCP studio 2, 6.0.5. OSX 10.4.11, Mac pro 2 x 2.66 dual core. I had been working on a sequence for 2 days, came back to the project the next day and the s
Re: sequence vanished from browser
by Chris Barnett 10 years ago
Well, to answer my own question I found this link... http: discussions.apple.com message.jspa messageID=7402247 explains that an FCP project file can become corrupt while you are working on it... at
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FCP Digibeta project going to 16x9 DVD
by Kai Tanno 10 years ago
Hi all I am about to edit a digibeta project, shot in 4x3 at 25fsp, transferred to digibeta tape at 25fps. Ideally what I would like to do is end up with the best quality edit, playing back on DVD at
Re: FCP Digibeta project going to 16x9 DVD
by Ben Holmes 10 years ago
On DVDSP, you can set the disk so that if someone has a 4:3 TV, the image is kept letterboxed into the 4:3 frame. On the disk properties, set it to "16:9 letterbox" - that way if it's a 16:9 TV, it's
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Pros & Cons of multiple Users in home environment
by Neil Ryan 11 years ago
About to update the family home computer to a new iMac, which would have 10.5x running. I use Macs at work every day, and at home, but always with single Users per computer. I'm trying to determine, w
Re: Pros & Cons of multiple Users in home environment
by Neil Ryan 11 years ago
Zane Barker "...you should at least have a separate user account for the kids ... You should not give them administrator rites on the computer, YOU should be the one who determines what gets installe
BlackMagic codec error - unplayable QTs
by Neil Ryan 12 years ago
My designer made some QuickTimes a couple of months ago; used them in After Effects successfully; finished the job and had all his assets backed up on a firewire drive. This week, he has (had to) relo
Re: BlackMagic codec error - unplayable QTs - Solved
by Neil Ryan 12 years ago
Thank you Kristian, that did the trick! Neil. - - - - - - - - - Neil Ryan Post Production The Pod Multimedia www.the-pod.com.au - - - - - - - - -
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