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Nick Griffin

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Copywriter, photographer, videographer/editor, motion graphics artist, wannabe art director, reluctant publicist, jack of many trades & master of some.
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Error message or something else
by Nick Griffin 6 months ago
Fellow Bovines who know MUCH more than me... WHAT does this mean and what, if any action, does it mean I should do Set persistent image cache limit: 200.0 MB in Users Shared AvidMediaComposer AvidImag
Re: Error message or something else
by Nick Griffin 6 months ago
All .xmf files. No AMA.
Alternatives to Dropbox for sharing big files from wifi connection?
by Neil Orman 6 months ago
Hi, I'm trying to share a 25 GB video file with someone, from a wifi connection, and it's taking too long to upload to Dropbox over wifi. Are there are any good alternatives, or related suggestions fo
Re: Alternatives to Dropbox for sharing big files from wifi connection?
by Nick Griffin 6 months ago
Neil- If you can have a computer physically near the Comcast box you can plug in directly to one of the RG45 ports using a Cat 5 or 6 networking cable. That should be faster than the WiFi the box crea
Recording Interviews Remotely
by Rich Rubasch 6 months ago
Hi all; Has anyone done interviews remotely I know there are internet tools to do it via internet but there are pitfalls too. I'm thinking about using an iPad kit with external mic and send the kit to
Re: Recording Interviews Remotely
by Nick Griffin 6 months ago
Mildly off topic but I've had good success with hiring a local cameraman to frame and light to my specifications and then using FaceTime between an iPad with the interviewee and the computer on my end
Digitizing JUST video?
by Nick Griffin 9 months ago
Maybe I'm missing something obvious, but... I shoot a lot of MOS video only footage, yet when I link and, more importantly, when I transcode footage there does not appear to be an option to transfer j
Re: Digitizing JUST video?
by Nick Griffin 9 months ago
Great! Thanx, Glenn. Good time-saving solution.
Tired of Clients payment policies
by Greg Ball 10 months ago
Hi All, This is my last venting for 2019! I just lost a sizable video translation project. So frustrating! The NEW client agreed to our pricing for translating and subtitling their corporate video int
Re: Tired of Clients payment policies
by Nick Griffin 10 months ago
Late to the thread, but... Sinking feeling it my gut from reading how many of us have had similar experiences. My latest was "Well our customers take 90 or more days to pay us, so..." Me: "Yes, but yo
Upgrade procedure?
by Nick Griffin 11 months ago
Yes. I really should already know this, but I think it's changed from the old days. I am running version 2019.80 and ready to upgrade to 2019.11 as part of the renewal of my annual support contract. D
Re: Upgrade procedure?
by Brent Marginet 11 months ago
I m guessing that you mean the .dmg file, if so your on a Mac. It s always recommended that you uninstall before unpgeading. "MY MEDIA PROJECT MOTTO: If you think three copies of your Media or Project
Digibeta DVW-970 - Improve pictures?
by Brett Smith 11 months ago
Hello, I hope I have posted this in the correct forum. I have an old Digibeta DVW 970 that has been pressed back into service. Naturally, the image quality is looking a little dated compared to what w
Re: Digibeta DVW-970 - Improve pictures?
by Nick Griffin 11 months ago
Something that worked better than expected for me a few years back: I played back an SD show through one AJA card on an SD computer and into another AJA card on a second computer using HD settings. At
Three times the love from AT&T
by Todd Terry 12 months ago
This had me scratching my head... and laughing a little... so I just had to share... Just switched to AT&T fiber for the home internet (despite Google's promise for just years now it still isn't in my
Re: Three times the love from AT&T
by Nick Griffin 11 months ago
OK, just a parallel but far more stupid example: Earlier this week picked up my line 1 phone # and it had the intermittent beeping dial tone, indicating that there was a voicemail. Let's see what it i
Holding pricing?
by Greg Ball 12 months ago
Hi All, In my proposals I always say that our pricing is good for 30 days. I have a rather large project I'm bidding on and the client is requesting that pricing stay in effect for 90 days. My issue i
Re: Holding pricing?
by Nick Griffin 12 months ago
OR... you might consider telling the prospective client that while you can lock the price for 30 days you must have the OPTION after that to raise the price up to 10% based on any changes in your rent
Sales Advice
by Greg Ball 1 year ago
Hi Guys, I hope you're having great week. I'm wondering if you can offer me some suggestions on selling our video services for large conferences and events. Because we're located in the Miami and Orla
Re: Sales Advice
by Nick Griffin 1 year ago
I have no idea if they will sell rent their mailing lists but... in DC there is an Association of Associations. That may at least provide you with a starting point to reach out to them directly. As to
Displaying Segment & Trim buttons
by Nick Griffin 1 year ago
Please forgive me, but DAY ONE with 2019.80 MC. My timeline is NOT displaying the segment and trim buttons shown in the tutorial. HOW and WHERE do I find these so they can display in the toolbar atop
Re: Displaying Segment & Trim buttons
by Glenn Sakatch 1 year ago
I think you just add it with the command pallate and put it anywhere you want Glenn
Youtube - 'private' versus 'unlisted' videos?
by Neil Orman 1 year ago
I have to post videos on our Youtube channel, that we want to be visible to a select but not small group for a time, before we make them public. And until then I'm trying to decide between making them
Re: Youtube - 'private' versus 'unlisted' videos?
by Nick Griffin 1 year ago
Neil- As usual I fully agree with Mark. We also use unlisted YouTube all the time. We also delete the files after they've served their review purpose.
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 Todd Terry 1 year ago
Now now, Mark. I think you mean ONE of the reasons. Wow, I'm in a mood today. T2 T2 __________________________________ Todd Terry Creative Director Fantastic Plastic Entertainment, Inc. fantasticplast
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The new Mac Pro....now made in China!
by Rich Rubasch 1 year ago
I wonder if somewhere inside the case we will find a little sticker that says "Made in China" Too bad...it kind of tarnishes the whole thing, and it won't make Trump happy! https: www.cnn.com 2019 06
Re: The new Mac Pro....now made in China!
by Nick Griffin 1 year ago
Bought my first Mac in (wait for it...) 1984. The next year had the board modified into a "Fat Mac." Then SE, the Mac (whatever the one with slots was called). Shortly thereafter the fist Avid system
Transcribing interviews and such
by Todd Terry 1 year ago
Hi gang... I just thought I'd pass along a resource that I stumbled on that I'm pretty darn impressed with. We just finished a week-long corporate shoot in Las Vegas, where we shot tons of interviews
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Re: Transcribing interviews and such
by Nick Griffin 1 year ago
Thanx, Todd!! The referral is MUCH appreciated. Ben using the $1 a minute services so this "sounds" like a great deal.
Fave 5 to 7 inch external cam monitor?
by Mark Suszko 1 year ago
I'm looking for one that's got SDI in without breaking the bank.
Re: Fave 5 to 7 inch external cam monitor?
by Nick Griffin 1 year ago
Well Mark, I've always loved the Flanders stuff because of the many, many, many features. So good to be able to check things in the field like waveform and audio levels as well as a decent focus assis
Business at a crossroads ...
by Todd Terry 2 years ago
Hi friends... I'm coming to the group here looking for some advice, wisdom... or just to talk me down off the ledge. My tiny company is coming to a crossroads, and I just don't know which way to turn.
Re: Business at a crossroads ...
by Nick Griffin 2 years ago
Sorry for just seeing this now, T2. And I feel your pain. That said... Mark takes a very optimistic view of your situation. But I seriously doubt the process ahead will be easy. Prepare yourself for a
Charging Batteries: leave on charger or no?
by steve hobbs 2 years ago
So I hear different views on this one. When charging batteries for cameras, lights, etc. is it better to leave them in the charger or take them off once fully charged
Re: Charging Batteries: leave on charger or no?
by Nick Griffin 2 years ago
I'm not sure about all batteries, but Lithium batteries have been known to overheat and even catch fire when over-charged. But we always take all batteries off the chargers once fully charged. Call it
Question to shooters: earbuds etc.
by Ty Ford 2 years ago
Hi, Just curious as to what you might be using for headphones when shoulder mount shooting. I normally use Sony MD7506 while on location, but shooters say the earpiece clunks into the side of the came
Re: Question to shooters: earbuds etc.
by Nick Griffin 2 years ago
I can only speak for myself because in our type of work there's basically NEVER that handheld shoulder-held shooting involves sound. That said, the MD7506 are the standard for field monitoring and usi
Philadelphia area assist?
by Nick Griffin 2 years ago
I'm looking for someone to help on a shoot inside a factory. Don't need a full-fledged "grip", just someone who can help move equipment around and aim lighting as directed. I'm especially interested i
Assistant needed - Greater Philadelphia
by Nick Griffin 2 years ago
Looking for someone to help on a shoot in a factory. Probably not a full-fledged "grip" due to budget concerns, just someone who can help move equipment around and aim lighting as directed. I would we
Avid Attic Recovery - please tell me what I'm missing
by Nick Griffin 2 years ago
I ve done something really stupid and compounded the problem by quitting, thereby removing my un-dos. I m following Steven Cohen s third edition of Avid Agility to try and recover from the attic. (Alh
Re: Avid Attic Recovery - please tell me what I'm missing
by Nick Griffin 2 years ago
THANK YOU GUYS! Don't know why bins now have .# instead of .avb, but at least it WORKS!! Again, THANK YOU!!
Question about Corporate Video Work
by Nick Karner 2 years ago
Hi everyone. I've been shooting for StudioNow, a TN-based company that contacts me if there is a shoot for a business in my area. Basically, they call me and say a dentist lawyer doctor etc. needs a c
Re: Question about Corporate Video Work
by Nick Griffin 2 years ago
Depending on the gear you have and level of skill there's always Crews Control. I'm sure you can find them online.
Want to do a building beauty night shoot with out without the moon?
by Jeff Herring 2 years ago
I want to shoot some B-roll of a group of buildings centered around a statue in a fountain at night. My focal point will be the fountain with its water jets and the buildings will be the background. T
Re: Want to do a building beauty night shoot with out without the moon?
by Nick Griffin 2 years ago
Mark Suszko "This would be easier if the camera can be locked off for several hours, and not splitting the shot over two different days. " And therein is a problem that's all too common in many corpo
Copyright footage
by Craig Cherry 2 years ago
I produced a sales video for a company and it worked well for them. A marketing person steps in and says they want to redo the video but they want to use the existing footage but a different producer.
Re: Copyright footage
by Nick Griffin 2 years ago
Well, this is really more a question for the Business & Marketing pasture, but here goes: In a strictly "legal" sense you have every right to go after them for violating your copyright, although your
Trending freelance
by Rich Rubasch 3 years ago
Is anyone else seeing the trend toward a higher percentage of freelance workers in both post and production, directing and writing, than staff We have seen even our larger corporate in house slim down
Re: Trending freelance
by Bill Davis 3 years ago
There's also the economic effects of the "digitization" of labor in this era. It was at least 4 years ago, I was reading about how an editor friend in LA, works till 5pm, then his files go up to the c
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Steadicam, anyone?
by Todd Terry 3 years ago
Hi fellow DPs... I've also posted about this in Classifieds and B&M, but thought I'd spread the love in here, too. We're trying to stop hording so much gear that we don't use so much, and one piece is
Re: Steadicam, anyone?
by Nick Griffin 3 years ago
Oh if only I was younger. I'd take this in a heartbeat.
Client revisions
by Alexandre Brandt 3 years ago
Hello all, I'm translating some sales collateral material from French to English and I'm trying to figure out an expression. In the post-production process, we allow clients to ask for changes in the
Re: Client revisions
by Nick Griffin 3 years ago
Mark- You are one clever boy!
Cold Calling 101
by grinner hester 3 years ago
My latest article for VideoMaker Magazine: https: www.videomaker.com article c08 19228-top-4-tips-for-successful-cold-calling
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Interview filming suggestion
by Justin Toney 3 years ago
I'm not sure where this goes on the Forum but I am filming some interviews for a show. I want to do like they have on some of the reality shows where the camera jumps from one focal length to a much c
Re: Interview filming suggestion
by Nick Griffin 3 years ago
The simplest way is to shoot in 4K and post in HD. Avid has "FlexFrame" which makes this very simple. Other NLEs probably have something similar.
Shooting footage inside a wall.. best work flow?
by Steve Berlowski 3 years ago
Here's an interesting one.. We are shooting a spot that will require us to get the POV of moving inside a wall.. around a tight corner.. down a drain Too tight for a Go-Pro. What's best way We may hav
Re: Shooting footage inside a wall.. best work flow?
by Nick Griffin 3 years ago
Never having done anything like this, take my advice for what it's worth. On most of the food beauty shots (think doing a 180 around a Big Mac) there is a "snorkel lens" which can work in tight spaces
How to know the value of your work?
by felix labelle 3 years ago
Hi, I begin the post-production business and it was one of my first contract. So, I did a contract with a company to make 6 videos tutorials (how to use their website and other features) in french and
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Re: How to know the value of your work?
by Tom Sefton 3 years ago
Your first contract was to deliver the films for a set price. Your client then took work from you to reduce your workload and have someone else complete the translations. I can see why they might feel
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Instructional videos
by Joe Clark 3 years ago
Hello, Can anyone recommend some good instructional videos to watch on you tube, most specifically about Is it fair use for faculty to show YouTube video clips that are instructional or documentary in
Re: Instructional videos
by Nick Griffin 3 years ago
Ummm... have you noticed the many, many, many tutorials here on the COW I'm not sure if there are any restrictions on using them in a class setting, but I doubt it. And when in doubt ask the source.
Capturing Audio for a Large Talkshow
by Anthony Hudson 3 years ago
I'm looking for advice on how to go about capturing better audio for a talk show I am currently filming. Right now, we have a three camera set up and have just been using audio from one of the camera
Re: Capturing Audio for a Large Talkshow
by Nick Griffin 3 years ago
Use an extremely agile audio boom operator for moving around the crowd as needed and directly mic the host primary speaker. Not a great solution and quite possibly not even possible given your budget
SFX or music cue?
by Nick Griffin 3 years ago
Any idea where I can get a Law & Order style of "dum-dum" punctuator without being in violation of their copyright Thanx for any and all responses.
Re: SFX or music cue?
by Nick Griffin 3 years ago
I fear that I already ask too much of my "soundie friend in Baltimore." But thanx for the off-line suggestion, Ty. You truly are Mr. Audio.
How is this trademarked?
by Todd Terry 4 years ago
This is not a "problem," and of absolutely no consequence to anything other than my curiosity... but I'm puzzled over something... Here in the southeast, there is an HVAC company called "Hiller." I th
Re: How is this trademarked?
by Andrew Kimery 4 years ago
After some amateur sleuthing, here is my 2 cents. First, the TM is usually placed after the mark and in the upper right (which make sense because we read english left to right). By it being in the low
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Getting in the VFX bidding
by Robert Emmes 4 years ago
Hey guys. I'm a VFX compositor with 12 years experience. I've work all over New York as a Flame artist. I'm really interested in branching out and starting my own thing but I have no idea how to find
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Re: Getting in the VFX bidding
by Tim Wilson 4 years ago
You should also post a FULL profile (emphasis on FULL; don't forget your reel!) in the COW Services directory linked at the top of the page, and check the jobs section as well. There's a lot of activi
Sennheiser MKH416T Power?
by Nick Griffin 4 years ago
I have an older 416T that may or may not have been damaged in a fire. The power supply I had for it (which contained two 9 volt batteries) WAS destroyed in the fire. Does anyone know where I can get t
Re: Sennheiser MKH416T Power?
by Nick Griffin 4 years ago
Thanx, Eric!
How to charge client?
by Adam Evans 4 years ago
To all of you freelance independent business video editors out there... How often do you: Use a contract request full or partial payment upfront or how else do you avoid getting stiffed
Re: How to charge client?
by Mark Suszko 4 years ago
Be it a full-on contract or a deal memo, GET IT IN WRITING UP FRONT. I recommend payment in thirds, and work doesn't start until the first third clears the bank. The first "third" needs to cover any o
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Dragon voice-to-text software for transcripts
by Bob Cole 4 years ago
It's been awhile since I've tried to use Dragon voice-to-text software for transcripts. There's a new edition (#13) on sale today at B&H, and I wonder whether anyone has used it successfully to transc
Re: Dragon voice-to-text software for transcripts
by Mark Suszko 4 years ago
Use drag on to Dick Tait the results. I yam Curios two sea how well it bannanas.
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Can anyone tell me how to give copyrights
by William Addis 4 years ago
Hi, I am new to freelance work. I designed A Logo Opener in After Effects and Logo Design in Photoshop. Buyers asking me to give copyrights for that files. How to give copyrights for these files. Anyo
Re: Can anyone tell me how to give copyrights
by Bill Davis 4 years ago
You don't say where you're located, but the intellectual property laws that govern this vary from country to country. So depending on where you live, this might be different. Generally in the US only
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What should I teach in my Advanced Editing Class?
by Dawn Marie 4 years ago
We primarily teach Media Composer, and I have a syllabus laid out. Just looking at other suggestions from people that are either educators, or would think would be good to teach editors trying for the
Re: What should I teach in my Advanced Editing Class?
by Michael Phillips 4 years ago
I taught a class at CCRI where I combined "how to" with storytelling. I was luck to have an established director friend of mine help out and we chose 4 scenes and all the coverage from a feature that
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17.3 inch broadcast field monitor
by johnson Davis 4 years ago
Is there any advice for FEELWORLD 17.3 inch broadcast monitor 1920*1080, 3G-SDI, HDMI, input. Look great. The price only 595USD in bhphotovideo. https: www.bhphotovideo.com c product 1251107-REG feelw
Re: 17.3 inch broadcast field monitor
by Nick Griffin 4 years ago
Not at all familiar with this brand, let alone model. If you do get it MAKE SURE that B&H will accept it back if you don't like it. They're usually very liberal on this but there are some products tha
Camera Monitors - SmallHD 701 that's bright vs Ikan DP7 that's 1080
by Sean Meredith 4 years ago
Looking for an upgrade for my on-camera monitor. The SmallHD 701 is heavily discounted at BH for a few more hours today. It's bright with waveform and good features, but the Ikan DP7 has 1080p compare
Re: Camera Monitors - SmallHD 701 that's bright vs Ikan DP7 that's 1080
by Nick Griffin 4 years ago
I love my 9" Flanders for its many, many, many features. I especially like its very bold and easy to use Peaking function for showing focus. Display of timecode enables me to know that a camera boomed
Health Insurance
by Todd Terry 4 years ago
It's been a while since this was discussed in here (at least a brief search shows that), so it got me wondering if any of you have had any changes (or plans to change) how you are handling health insu
Re: Health Insurance
by Bill Davis 4 years ago
I actually think this "Executive Team compensation numbers are PEANUTS compared to the money that flows out of these organizations. These guys are really just well payed figureheads. I'd bet dollars t
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iPad screen recording
by Todd Terry 5 years ago
Hey kids... There are probably far far more appropriate forums on the COW for this question, but I thought I'd ask my friends in here first because I bet someone here knows (and you are the guys I kno
Re: iPad screen recording
by Craig Seeman 5 years ago
Telestream ScreenFlow can record iOS screens. Device must have a Lightening connector, not the older dock connector. It can export ProRes 4444 for editing in a professional NLE although it does have s
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Is this a scam?
by Ned Miller 5 years ago
It s not a Nigerian prince but this does smell a little. A couple of weeks back I received an email from someone with an American or British type name from Romania and he inquired about me doing a two
Re: Is this a scam?
by Ned Miller 5 years ago
UPDATE: Thank you Greg for not spilling the beans. I had great fun with him for a few days. I acted naive and susceptible. He wanted the deposit to go to a bank branch in Phoenix and I claimed my brot
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Rights Contract Examples
by Jay Shelton 5 years ago
I've read some posts regarding clients rights to footage but I'm trying to get more specific... i.e. how in their contract the client owns the final production (perhaps even for a certain length of ti
Re: Rights Contract Examples
by Ned Miller 5 years ago
When I first started my career my mentor taught me this valuable axiom: "You can never win an argument with a client". I took that as meaning even if I'm right I lose, so when you push back hard it's
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Studio Baron Los Angeles?
by Nick Griffin 5 years ago
Anyone have any experience with Studio Baron in LA Especially any RECENT experience as their phone number (at least the 800 one) has been disconnected
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