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Nik Read

Member Since:
April 30th 2009
54 Posts
"Error Compiling Movie. Unknown Error"
by JP Pelc 6 years ago
I am facing a serious problem here. I have submitted a bug report to Adobe but I would love to get some input from the community. No matter what I do, I cannot get Premiere to render in any sort of wa
Re: "Error Compiling Movie. Unknown Error"
by Nik Read 4 years ago
OK many thanks for the tip. What I've had to do is to uninstall the current version of Premiere and go back a version and all of a sudden that fixed it. Seemed like there must have been something in t
My PMW 300 no longer connects via USB?!?!
by Nik Read 4 years ago
Hi all My PMW 300 has behaved impeccably for the past couple of years since I've owned it but today something very strange happened: A customer gave me 2 SxS cards and when I put them into the camera
Kinetic Typography text with Nulls
by Nik Read 6 years ago
Hi there I'm creating a Kinetic Typography piece using a null layer to move around the screen i.e. zoom into and out of the text (this is how it was taught to me on Lynda.com) however the problem is w
Re: Kinetic Typography text with Nulls
by Nik Read 6 years ago
Hi Johnny i think i have the solution... I was using a camera parented to the null so when I used the Z anchor to zoom in it was increasing the comp size massively. In reference to your signature, I t
Blackmagic intensity - is Dual monitors possible?
by Nik Read 6 years ago
Hi there I am running 10.1 on a macbookpro with just one thunderbolt out and I need to see fcpx across dual monitors. At present I simply use the thunderbolt to connect to my second monitor, and my br
Re: Blackmagic intensity - is Dual monitors possible?
by Nik Read 6 years ago
thanks Jacob, vey helpful. So using the thunderbolt station produces a good picture quality yeah Do you have options to change frame rates PAL NTSC etc. as you do with Matrox BM But how would I connec
10.1 and broadcast monitoring?
by Nik Read 6 years ago
Hi all Can somebody confirm whether or not the new version allows for broadcast monitoring with either the Matrox or Blackmagic boxes I haven't updated to Mavericks as yet due to the fact that I'm sti
Re: 10.1 and broadcast monitoring?
by Nik Read 6 years ago
Thanks guys So can you use fcpx over two displays with these units I use a mbp and it only has one thunderbolt output that goes to my second display at present, my Matrox is connected via the PCI slot
2/3 inch lenses on Canon C300?
by Nik Read 7 years ago
Hi all, Just wondering if any of you have had any experience in using 2 3 inch lenses with the C300 I am just about to take delivery of the camera and the biggest thing that concerns me is the fact I
Re: 2/3 inch lenses on Canon C300?
by Nik Read 7 years ago
Guys... As before thanks so much for taking the time to go into so much depth with your thoughts and to share your expertise. It really is a minefield and all I know at this stage is that I'm looking
2/3 lens on Canon C300?
by Nik Read 7 years ago
Hi all, Just wondering if any of you have had any experience in using 2 3 inch lenses with the C300 I am just about to take delivery of the camera and the biggest thing that concerns me is the fact I
Re: 2/3 lens on Canon C300?
by Seth Marshall 7 years ago
I forgot I have seen that other adapter that needs the extender. Yeah, I imagine its no where as good as the Able version. I believe the HDx35 is the correct size for C300
Canon C300 and radio mics?
by Nik Read 7 years ago
Hi all, After 25 years filming with "traditional" video cameras I am just about to make the move over to the C300, but I have one issue that despite looking everywhere for, I cannot find any informati
Re: Canon C300 and radio mics?
by Nik Read 7 years ago
thanks Todd Really appreciate your reply and also thanks for the links. Very kind of you I will certainly give it a try. regards Nik
Capturing audio or video only?
by Nik Read 7 years ago
Hi there, Is it possible in FCPX to capture via firewire just audio or video, rather than both I have a ten minute or so interview that I just need the audio from and I don't want to take up valuable
Re: Capturing audio or video only?
by Nik Read 7 years ago
Thanks Paul, Yeah I can also do it even easier in FCP7, I was just curious as to whether or not it could be done in X. Regards Nik
Arranging Clips - Problem with display names
by Nik Read 8 years ago
Hi everyone, hope you can help: Working in 10.0.6, when I import my XDCAM EX footage into an event, the browser only displays the clip names as time it was created i.e. "2012-11-19 15:22:20". I've tri
PDW-350 & EX-1 colour match
by Nik Read 8 years ago
Hi all, I have to do a two camera shoot with my existing PDW-350 which has a client approved bunch of colour settings already set. I have to match this camera with a hired EX-1 and when I have tried t
Can I rotate in 3D space in Prem Pro 5.5...?
by Nik Read 9 years ago
Hi all, Is there any way I can rotate a clip in Premiere Pro so it appears to fall away into 3D space, rather than rotate in 2D which can be done in 'Effects Control' I want to place a talking head sh
Re: Can I rotate in 3D space in Prem Pro 5.5...?
by Nik Read 9 years ago
thanks guys, you are stars! very much appreciated... Nik
Question for those that have CS 5.5 & final cut studio installed....
by Chris Borjis 9 years ago
if you have a mac with final cut studio installed AND premiere pro cs 5.5 1. is there an option to export a prores quicktime from premiere 2. is there an option to CAPTURE as prores It seems like it s
Re: Question for those that have CS 5.5 & final cut studio installed....
by Nik Read 9 years ago
thanks Dave, that's a great tip that I didn't know. It's just for archiving so no need to use the Matrox for that. all the best guys, Nik
Match Sequence settings - Pre Pro 5.5
by Nik Read 9 years ago
Hi all, Have just come over from FCP7 to PP5.5 on the mac and need a little help. I use XDCAM EX footage and when wanting to master a sequence in the same format it was edited in i.e. 'Match Sequence
Re: Match Sequence settings - Pre Pro 5.5
by Chris Tompkins 9 years ago
Do you have encore You can open up your PP sequence in encore. Render out your master. Chris Tompkins Video Atlanta LLC
XDCAM EX Field Issues when exporting
by Nik Read 9 years ago
Hi all, I'm exporting an XDCAM EX timeline (25mbps 50i PAL) from FCP as a quicktime .mov, using current settings. Then I drag it into compressor and convert it to mpeg 2 and burn straight to a DVD, ye
Re: XDCAM EX Field Issues when exporting
by Nik Read 9 years ago
thanks guys, for all your ideas. I've tried them all (!) and I'm afraid to say that none of them work. It's clearly a field issue, as when I encode to pro-res SD first, before going to compressor to m
NTSC to PAL
by Nik Read 10 years ago
Hi Guys, I have a single clip recorded on the http: www.gopro.com waterproof cameras that's 30 fps and I need to place it in a PAL project, (1080i). I know there are a few different ways to do it, but
Re: NTSC to PAL
by Nik Read 10 years ago
thanks Guys, that works very well indeed! Power to the Cow...! Cheers, Nik
1080i export to DVD problems
by Nik Read 10 years ago
Hi everyone, I've been using a Sony PMW-350 for the past few weeks but am really unhappy with the quality I'm getting when I try and export to SD DVD, so I wondered if you clever guys could help I'm s
Re: 1080i export to DVD problems
by Nik Read 10 years ago
Thanks guys, Yet again the cow does the business! That certainly helps, so thanks very much. All the best Nik
XDCAM EX down conversion problems in FCP
by Nik Read 10 years ago
Hi all, I have a sequence shot in 50i on my PDW-350 that I need to include in an SD project. When I try to export the sequence to a .mov quicktime file in FCP for importing into the SD project I get a
Re: XDCAM EX down conversion problems in FCP
by Nik Read 10 years ago
Don, That's done it, many thanks! I just made sure field order was set to none and hey presto all is good! Sometimes it's the small things that make big problems! Thanks again, all the best Nik
PDW-U1 write back for MAC
by Nik Read 10 years ago
Hi all, Need a little help please... Have recently started editing on a mac as well as a pc I am having trouble writing back to the Sony PDW-U1. It keeps saying in Finder that the disc is not readable
Re: Can PDW-U1 Be Written?
by Nik Read 10 years ago
Dear Jian, In answer to your 4 questions: 1. Yes, the U1 can be written to by either PC or Mac - we have both and now they both work! 2. I haven't tried massive file sizes but I am not aware of any pa
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