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Neil Sadwelkar

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Freelance FCP and Avid editor from Mumbai, India. Cuts Indian features and TV commercials mostly.
Helps people set up and troubleshoot FCP systems in India. Technical Head of large post facility here - telecine, film grading, DI, editing and finishi... [more]
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Film and TV shooting can start June 12th in LA - true ?
by Bob Zelin 3 months ago
https: www.latimes.com entertainment-arts business story 2020-06-05 gavin-newsom-hollywood-production https: www.foxnews.com entertainment california-governor-newsom-reveals-film-tv-production-resume-
Re: Film and TV shooting can start June 12th in LA - true ?
by Neil Sadwelkar 3 months ago
Here in India, we have been debating this as well. Some guidelines are being floated. The basic idea has remained the same. Keep distance, don't share anything. But one production I've heard of has su
How's business right now? (Also, what and where?) And how are YOU doing?
by Tim Wilson 6 months ago
The news has been so full of "okay, everybody's working at home" or "everybody SHOULD work at home" that it's easy to forget that not everyone in the world of video production has been granted this op
Re: How's business right now? (Also, what and where?) And how are YOU doing?
by Neil Sadwelkar 6 months ago
I'm from the other side of the world - India. We began our isolation lockdown thing early in the game. when the count was under 5. Just 3 weeks ago. And now its crossed 200. We stopped shaking hands f
Cool laptop design
by Oliver Peters 6 months ago
Asus ZenBook Pro Duo Interested dual screen design. Great approach for editing software on a laptop. https: www.asus.com Laptops ZenBook-Pro-Duo-UX581GV It won't run FCPX... yada yada yada... - Oliver
Re: Cool laptop design
by Neil Sadwelkar 6 months ago
Does the second screen worn as a place for holding grading controls for DaVinci Sort of like a soft panel ----------------------------------- Neil Sadwelkar neilsadwelkar.blogspot.com twitter: fcpguru
5GigE USB adapter
by Neil Sadwelkar 6 months ago
For applications where 1 GigE may be insufficient, and 10GigE overkill, there's now 5GigE. Something like, say, or 4k ProResHQ, or 2k DPX doesn't work too well on 1GigE, 5GigE would be useful. Also, f
FCP X 10.4.7 is out
by Neil Sadwelkar 11 months ago
FCP X 10.4.7 is out https: support.apple.com en-in HT201237 ----------------------------------- Neil Sadwelkar neilsadwelkar.blogspot.com twitter: fcpguru FCP Editor, Edit systems consultant Mumbai In
Re: FCP X 10.4.7 is out
by Bill Davis 11 months ago
And just to add grist to the rumor mill... All of us attending the Creative Summit next week got an email today indicating that those planning on going to the Apple presentation scheduled for Friday w
G-Technology going EOL?
by Neil Sadwelkar 1 year ago
I wanted to check out the G-Technology G-Rack which was their NAS product, so I went to the g-technology.com web site. It auto redirects to shop.westerndigital.com and here, in Desktop options there a
Re: G-Technology going EOL?
by Brett Wilhelm 6 months ago
Thanks Bob! We are definitely looking at Synology and QNAP systems as outright replacements with the associated data migrations, but since we're already heavily invested in the G-Rack hardware, we're
G-RAID thunderbolt 3 connected to thunderbolt 2 iMac
by Varun Trikha 1 year ago
Hello, How can I use G-Tech G-RAID Thunderbolt 3 with my 2014 iMac with thunderbolt 2 ports I can't find a thunderbolt 2 to 3 adapter but I have come across thunderbolt 3 to 2 adapter from Apple. So,
Re: G-RAID thunderbolt 3 connected to thunderbolt 2 iMac
by Neil Sadwelkar 1 year ago
The Apple Thunderbolt 3 to 2 adapter works in both directions. So, using that, you can connect a Thunderbolt 2 Mac to a Thunderbolt 3 drive. Or, you can connect a newer Thunderbolt 3 Mac to an older T
Betatesters for DIY shared storage for Avid editors
by David Nordén 1 year ago
So, back after a long time away from this forum, but now looking for beta-testers of my latest software, a shared storage solution to create your own system. Installs and runs on MacOS 10.13-10.14 and
Re: Betatesters for DIY shared storage for Avid editors
by Neil Sadwelkar 1 year ago
Will it work with a NAS like a QNAP NAS Then I'm interested. Please write to me at neil a t digitaldada dot in ----------------------------------- Neil Sadwelkar neilsadwelkar.blogspot.com twitter: fc
Any SAN users here?
by Jeremy Garchow 1 year ago
What SAN are you using for FCPX We are looking around as we need to add capacity. We have a Tiger Technolgies based system at the moment, and we are looking for something that supports FCPX a little b
Re: Any SAN users here?
by Neil Sadwelkar 1 year ago
Have mailed you. ----------------------------------- Neil Sadwelkar neilsadwelkar.blogspot.com twitter: fcpguru FCP Editor, Edit systems consultant Mumbai India
DAS or NAS?
by Bob Mann 1 year ago
I have a 2017 MBP and I store my photographs on a 1TB Samsung SSD using Lightroom, and on a QNAP TS-453A. I only do the odd tinkering with videos but with the intention to spend more time on both phot
Re: DAS or NAS?
by Neil Sadwelkar 1 year ago
Between Promise and LaCie, my choice would be neither. I'd go with G-technology. But they don't have a 6-bay. Its 4-bay or 8-bay. On Mac Mini, I have one. A stock 3 GHz 6-core i5 to which I added RAM
PreRoll Post Indexing Problem
by Molly Richmond 1 year ago
Hi, I'm in charge of overlooking our back-up and archiving system at my company, we use HD's and Tapes to do this. The tape deck we have is the Tandberg Data 3537-LTO HH FC External Ultrium 6 Tape Dri
Re: PreRoll Post Indexing Problem
by Neil Sadwelkar 1 year ago
My go to app is Bru PE. For occasions that need LTFS and a detailed database, I use Yoyotta. And for quick LTFS backups, I have 3 seats of Canister. Occasionally use Pomfort too. If I m doing part of
iMac having trouble recognizing HP LTO-7 Ultrium 15000
by Gerald Nott 1 year ago
Hi, I have an HP LTO-7 Ultirum 15000 that I am connecting to my I Mac (Retina 5k, 27-inch, Late 2015) macOS Mojave 10.14.5 I am connecting through a Highpoint RocketStor 6328 via miniSAS to Thunderbol
Re: iMac having trouble recognizing HP LTO-7 Ultrium 15000
by Neil Sadwelkar 1 year ago
Although I haven't used a ThunderLink TLSH-3128 with LTO, I have used a Sonnet Thunderbolt 3 to PCIe expander and a Atto SAS H1280 inside that. This uses a Thunderbolt3 to Thunderbolt2 adapter to enab
Docking Stations
by James Araki 1 year ago
Does anyone know of a SATA docking station with firewire external ports (400 & 800) Thanks
Re: Docking Stations
by Neil Sadwelkar 1 year ago
If you need an enclosure, then these will probably work. OWC Mercury Elite Pro Single Bay Multi-Interface Storage Enclosure Kit Acomdata Samba USB 2.0 Firewire 400 3.5-Inch SATA Hard Drive Enclosure S
Openness between tools - waning?
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
As each NLE becomes more full-featured in its own right, is open timeline exchange between different products going away or at least being de-emphasized FCPX only allows some exchange thanks to Intell
Re: Openness between tools - waning?
by Neil Sadwelkar 1 year ago
As long as these applications permit import and export of metadata rich formats like XML, there will be tools to translate . Avid needs to support XML, Resolve needs to support audio file names in AAF
Resolve 16 vs FCPX
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
So how do you folks think Resolve 16 stacks up against FCPX Anyone jumping ship - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Resolve 16 vs FCPX
by Neil Sadwelkar 1 year ago
One of the issues with the popularity (or not) of Resolve (free) is that, since its not a sold software, and needs registration before download, only Blackmagic knows how many (or how few) times it ha
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Tired of slow Premiere Pro. Kindly assist.
by Preet Malhotra 2 years ago
I have various issues and have gone through many forums posts. Still couldn't find a proper solution. I request you to kindly read till the end. I have an Asus FX553VE laptop (GL553 cousin) with follo
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Re: Tired of slow Premiere Pro. Kindly assist.
by Neil Sadwelkar 2 years ago
The media formats you're using are compressed and seem a bit complex so that could be an issue. But then you have a good enough CPU and your media isn't that large that it will challenge a USB3 drive.
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"ALL NLEs: The Great Debate" - genuine question
by Trevor Asquerthian 2 years ago
I like the idea of a hive mind with knowledge of all the NLEs (and the old LEs) to help figure out better ways of working. Q: I ve used the EVS (very basic) NLE IPEdit sporadically since it came out.
Re: "ALL NLEs: The Great Debate" - genuine question
by Neil Sadwelkar 2 years ago
There used to be an app that we used many years ago, called PictureReady, to edit shows in FCP 7 as they were being recorded to disk. I find that it still exists but can't say if it works inside any N
Mental Canvas
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
We talk occasionally about interfaces and have mentioned the MS Surface before. Here's a cool video that shows some nice working examples of using the dial. https: www.youtube.com watch v=53KJerdHkdA
Re: Mental Canvas
by Neil Sadwelkar 2 years ago
The Surface Studio is basically a PC. So, while it can't run FCP X, it can run Premiere Pro and Resolve. Neither of which (AFAIK) have support for this puck device. The only application of this puck I
FCPX and Fusion
by David Mathis 2 years ago
After playing around with the Fusion page in Resolve and Fusion itself I find myself enjoying a node based workflow even more. I feel it allows for more creativity with title work and adding spice to
Re: FCPX and Fusion
by Neil Sadwelkar 2 years ago
I find it interesting that each clip on Resolve's edit page timeline could have a Fusion comp associated with it and which can be 'called' instantly just by switching to the Fusion page. So, the Resol
Relinking from AVID
by Joseph Berg 3 years ago
Hey everyone! So, running into a little bit of an issue here. I'm trying to color my sequence that was built in AVID in Resolve. I relinked to my raw footage in a 29.97 project (which is coming from a
Re: Relinking from AVID
by Neil Sadwelkar 3 years ago
If the footage is from Canon 6D and other DSLRs, then the Reel Info or Tape info column will likely be blank. Was the footage originally imported into Avid directly for editing, or converted to DNxHD
Can the Tape field for Arri raw files in Avid media have frames in it?
by Nina Lucia 3 years ago
So... I'm making Avid media from Arri raw files in Resolve 12.5 and I'm not experienced on Resolve. I've done a lot of testing and here's what I've found: If I make mxf files the Tape name is includin
Re: Can the Tape field for Arri raw files in Avid media have frames in it?
by Neil Sadwelkar 3 years ago
When transcoding Arri clips in Resolve, For Arriraw, as .ari files, or ProRes .mov files, the best practice is to set 'conform using' to 'embedded in source clip'. For Arriraw as .mxf (from the mini)
Export as individual clips but with speed effect applied or 'baked'
by Neil Sadwelkar 3 years ago
Maybe this has been asked before but, is there some way in DVR 14 to export all or selected timeline clips, as individual clips, but with speed applied, or 'baked', and with handles This is a VFX requ
Moving projects from one DVR14 system to another
by Neil Sadwelkar 3 years ago
In older NLEs like FCP 7 Avid MC Prem Pro we can save projects as Finder visible files folders which can be saved and copied moved to open and work on other systems. In Resolve 14 there's no Finder vi
Re: Moving projects from one DVR14 system to another
by Shane Ross 3 years ago
Resolve projects are buried in a database file. So what you need to do is select the project in the project list, and then right click and choose EXPORT, and then choose the export location. And then
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Resolve 14 Studio on App Store is live
by Neil Sadwelkar 3 years ago
Resolve 14 Studio on App Store is now live. ----------------------------------- Neil Sadwelkar neilsadwelkar.blogspot.com twitter: fcpguru FCP Editor, Edit systems consultant Mumbai India
Re: Resolve 14 Studio on App Store is live
by Morten Ranmar 3 years ago
Info on AppStore page says that the studio version will feature Multi User Collaboration - I thought this was one of the things that was crippled - No Parking Production - 3 x Adobe CC, 3 x iMac, 3 x
Speed effect or motion effect export
by Neil Sadwelkar 3 years ago
When exporting shots from a Resolve timeline for VFX (export to OpenEXR) we are sometimes asked to export without the speed applied and sometime with an applied (committed) speed. For instance, a clip
Re: Speed effect or motion effect export
by Glenn Sakatch 3 years ago
The other method would be to export the clip as a "single clip" instead of "individual clips" in the delivery tab. This would avoid the compound clip stage, but you still need to do them 1 by 1, and I
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Release of DaVinci Resolve 14 beta 6
by Peter Chamberlain 3 years ago
We are pleased to announce the release of DaVinci Resolve 14 beta 6. This is a no charge update for existing customers and is available from our support web site. https: www.blackmagicdesign.com suppo
Re: Release of DaVinci Resolve 14 beta 6
by Neil Sadwelkar 3 years ago
It's a bit of a difficult choice right now. I'm working on a system with (dongle) DVR Studio 12.5.5, and we've had to upgrade to DVR Studio 14 because the VFX team needs ACES EXR files as ACEScg (AP1)
DaVinci clone tool/back up
by Matthew Kingdon 4 years ago
Hi there, I recently discovered the clone tool for backing up copying cards on DaVinci Resolve and was wondering if anyone has used this feature If so, I was wondering what happens if it fails to copy
Re: DaVinci clone tool/back up
by Neil Sadwelkar 4 years ago
I've tried the DVR clone tool in various versions up until the latest 12.5. For what I need, it simply doesn't work. I'm trying to clone Arri Alexa Codex data packs to a hard disk. Gives an error as s
BWF timecode wrong in Premiere Pro CC2015
by Neil Sadwelkar 4 years ago
Discovered a setting ('Indeterminate Media Timebase') in Premiere Pro preferences, which, if not set correctly, can have disastrous implications when one is exporting an EDL AAF XML, particularly for
FCP 6-7 meets El Capitan
by Christopher McDonell 5 years ago
So... what's the verdict Does it (mostly) still work Any guinea pigs out there ready to report :)
FCP 7 meets new machine with El Capitan
by Neil Sadwelkar 5 years ago
I agree with not upgrading if FCP 7 is your primary editing (and bread-winning) application. It works fine for many folks who have established workflows with it. For me, for instance, the need to take
Gamma / Color Correction on FCP from Avid
by Matthew Kreiner 5 years ago
Hello CreativeCOW community! I have a (hopefully) quick question. I'm not the most technically inclined but I'm not devoid of technical prowess but I'm unsure of a situation. I am working on a film an
Re: Gamma / Color Correction on FCP from Avid
by Neil Sadwelkar 5 years ago
If I remember right, there's a setting in Avid where you set colour space to either RGB or YUV. FCP expects YUV from imported Quicktimes. Not sure if this is the right answer. ------------------------
Ultrastudio Express 1080p25 capture from Red Epic
by Neil Sadwelkar 5 years ago
I just got a BM Ultrastudio Express to help a friend live capture on set to enable an edit. First, I tested the Ultrastudio in an edit room feeding it 1080p24 from a DaVinci Resolve video out playing
2015 MacBook Pro 15 with M370x 2 GB for Resolve
by Neil Sadwelkar 5 years ago
The latest MBP 15" with the AMD GPU. Is anyone using it with DaVinci Resolve 11 Is it any faster than the previous ones Of course, when Resolve 12 is out, I'm sure it will be optimised for this GPU, b
Blu-ray Object: Export file not found -- Solved
by Neil Sadwelkar 5 years ago
Burning a complex multi menu Blu-ray. 6 timelines and lots of chapters. Took a while to set up links etc. Checked project for errors. None found. Tried to build a disk and got the error Blu-ray Object
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Re: Blu-ray Object: Export file not found -- Solved
by Per Scaffidi 4 years ago
I fixed the same issue in Encore 5.5 by simply deleting the offending file from encore and re-importing.
Installing MC on a system with PrPro CC and FCP X
by Kevin Rag 5 years ago
Hi guys. Would love to hear your views on this. I'm a long time editor currently using PrPro CC and FCP X. I started out on the MC. One of my clients is asking me to get MC now. I use MC two weeks a y
Re: Installing MC on a system with PrPro CC and FCP X
by Neil Sadwelkar 5 years ago
I have a MacBook Pro 15 (late 2014 model) running OS X 10.10.3 (currently) and have Adobe CC with PPro, FCP 7, FCP X, and Avid MC ver 8.3 and DaVinci Resolve Lit 11.3 all installed. All run fine. Occa
News: Sonnet Announces Dual-Port 10GBase-T Thunderbolt™ 2 Adapter
by Cow News Droid 6 years ago
Sonnet's Twin 10G Adds Lightning-Fast 10 Gigabit Ethernet Network Connectivity to Any Computer With a Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt Port (Irvine, California--September 3, 2014) Sonnet Technologies toda
Re: News: Sonnet Announces Dual-Port 10GBase-T Thunderbolt™ 2 Adapter
by Neil Sadwelkar 6 years ago
How were you connecting using this adapter Two machines to each other or many machines through a switch. I saw this at IBC and there was one from Promise too. Was wondering if this would work between
Anyone had any experiencefor Axel You Play
by Ben Edwards 6 years ago
It is a TV station playout system which supports decklink cards. Was wondering if I could play through SDI and use a splitter to get audio out of HDMI. Ben -- Ben Edwards - Freelance Picture Editor ht
Re: Anyone had any experiencefor Axel You Play
by Neil Sadwelkar 6 years ago
I'm doing something like this in a theatre which I helped set up with a DCP server and projector. We invite people to view their work-in progress edits here. But we manage by insisting that they get P
Stereo to dual mono and multi-track export
by Neil Sadwelkar 6 years ago
On a Mac Premiere Pro CC... I have a QT movie (ProResHQ) and six separate mono .wav files for L R C Lfe Ls Rs and a wav for stereo LtRt. I make a 8 track sequence, but cannot seem to make it ProResHQ.
.mdb in tape column
by Pieter Viljoen 6 years ago
I'm curious about media tool or ALE AAF vs. dragging the database file directly from a MXF folder into a bin. No problems so far in conform or telecine, but I'd like to know more. I used to always jus
Re: .mdb in tape column
by Neil Sadwelkar 6 years ago
Populating DNxHD files in a bin by dragging the .mdb file to a bin, while convenient, is defective. You will likely lose the Tape name information. In a small project with some tens of clips that won'
and finally......
by Steve Connor 6 years ago
So to sum up: Premiere Pro CC 2014 - excellent software, amazing speed of development from Adobe and a natural successor to FCP7, only issue is the subscription model that many people don't seem to li
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Re: and finally...... (more sales numbers, in retrospect)
by Bill Davis 6 years ago
Marcus Moore "There may be some case to be made that FCPX isn't as impenetrable," Heres the thing. In my informal contact with a lot of X users that span from migrating pros to noobs, it's been cryst
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Sony A7S and FCP 7 Workflow
by Jamie Lee 6 years ago
Has anyone worked with media from the Sony A7S camera. Looking for some tips regarding post workflow and getting the media into FCP 7. Import XML isn't working, it asks for a navigational file and giv
Re: Sony A7S and FCP 7 Workflow
by Neil Sadwelkar 6 years ago
And if you need to re link to original media after edit, avoid using MPEG Streamclip. It strips out all original timecode and reel name. ----------------------------------- Neil Sadwelkar neilsadwelka
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Will FCP 7 finally stop working - Mavericks
by Neil Sadwelkar 7 years ago
Anyone running FCP 7 on the new Mavericks OSX 10.9 Will 10.9 be the OS that finally causes FCP 7 to stop working Is it possible to install FCP 7 on a new Mavericks-installed Mac ----------------------
Re: Will FCP 7 finally stop working - Mavericks
by Steve Walker 7 years ago
Hi Michael, I have a Lacie 2TB Drive and a Lacie SATA II ExpressCard 34. Not sure which driver I had before Maverick, which ever it was survived the update from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion. I checke
News: Prime Focus Selects Avid to Power Its Creative Workflow
by Cow News Droid 7 years ago
Avid continues to demonstrate its unwavering commitment to professional video editing as global post production house becomes the latest facility to select Media Composer 7 (Burlington, Massachusetts-
Re: News: Prime Focus Selects Avid to Power Its Creative Workflow
by Neil Sadwelkar 7 years ago
So if a large post house like Prime Focus UK has just started using Avid Media Composer now, wonder what they were using till now And, even if they've just begun using Avid, how is this even news ----
BMD video playback is not available in Premiere Pro CC
by Kris Merkel 7 years ago
Hey all, I am running PrPro CC with an UltraStudio 3D via thunderbolt using BMD Desktop Video 9.7.9 and it is not showing up as a playback option in Premiere Pro's Prefs. Can anyone help me in getting
Re: BMD video playback is not available in Premiere Pro CC
by Neil Sadwelkar 7 years ago
After Creative Cloud, re-installing PrPro, is not easy. Huge download. ----------------------------------- Neil Sadwelkar neilsadwelkar.blogspot.com twitter: fcpguru FCP Editor, Edit systems consultan
MC 6.5.3 no AMA RED
by Pete Fausone 7 years ago
When I updated from 6.5.2 to 6.5.3 AMA linking to RED R3D files stopped working. I have installed the latest RED Plugin but it always gives an error box that tells me to go to the plugin download. I u
Re: MC 6.5.3 no AMA RED
by Neil Sadwelkar 7 years ago
Did you get this resolved. I've just installed MC 6.5.2 on a new MacBook Pro and I can't get Red AMA to work. Volume or even file level. It simply can't do anything with Red R3D files from a Red Epic.
Best Subtitle Programs
by Shelby Langley 11 years ago
Hi- I'm editing a documentary on FCP 5.1.2 and need to transcribe and list subtitles. What are the best programs for this. I want it to be professional DVD quality. Thanks!
Re: Best Subtitle Programs
by Neil Sadwelkar 7 years ago
Yes, as posted earlier, make the subtitles in FCP 7. Place different languages on different tracks. Then export that seq as XML. You then need to buy a software called Title Exchange Pro. This can ext
Adobe CC installer files to install in multiple systems
by Neil Sadwelkar 7 years ago
I got myself a CC subscription about a week ago. Downloaded creative cloud installer and PPro. Then, I went "What the heck..." and downloaded Speedgrade and Dreamweaver (for different things), and pro
Re: Adobe CC installer files to install in multiple systems
by Neil Sadwelkar 7 years ago
Thanks for the link to the packager. But that's for teams. In my case, I will still have to download all over again for my second licence. And, I knew about the ability to install on two systems. I'll
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