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Oliver Peters

Film / Video / HDTV / Effects Editor - Avid, FCP, linear, other
Writer / contributing editor - Digital Video magazine
Blog at digitalfilms.wordpress.com
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OT: Adobe CC 2018
by Oliver Peters 22 hours ago
New updates abound! - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: OT: Adobe CC 2018
by Oliver Peters 7 minutes ago
Project locking finally works. Locking must be enabled in the "collaboration" preference setting (Team accounts). Whoever opens first has write control. Everyone else who opens has read-only control.
Adobe CC 2018 apps are now live
by Oliver Peters 22 hours ago
Should show up in your CC updates this morning. Have fun! - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Adobe CC 2018 apps are now live
by Oliver Peters 8 minutes ago
Project locking finally works. Locking must be enabled in the "collaboration" preference setting (Team accounts). Whoever opens first has write control. Everyone else who opens has read-only control.
Memory positions for Lumetri Color
by Oliver Peters 13 hours ago
I wonder if anyone has a solution for this. I know about saving presets for Lumetri Color settings. But, what I'm interested in is some sort of temporary memory storage positions like you have in Avid
GREAT article in the Frame.io blog about WHY FCP X went “magnetic.”
by Bill Davis 2 days ago
https: blog.frame.io 2017 10 16 fcpx-magnetic-timeline I wish I d EVER been this clear in explaining the foundational construct of X. Creator of XinTwo - http: www.xintwo.com The shortest path to FCP
Re: GREAT article in the Frame.io blog about WHY FCP X went “magnetic.”
by Oliver Peters 2 days ago
Interesting article, but a lot of "so what ". One of the things I find pointless is the commonly cited "swapping two clips on the magnetic timeline" example. This isn't done all that frequently. Sure,
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AVID Presentation Thurs at KeyCode - the natives were restless.
by Bill Davis 5 days ago
https: www.facebook.com Avid videos 10155071293607525 The Q&A was ... difficult. Props to AVID for facing their customers this way. Two hour video - the Q&A starts about :45 min in. The NLE biz is def
Re: AVID Presentation Thurs at KeyCode - the natives were restless.
by Oliver Peters 3 days ago
Some additional thoughts in Scott Simmons' PVC column: https: www.provideocoalition.com can-watch-archive-askavid-evening-avid-event - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Workflow Advice
by Scott Witthaus 3 days ago
Client of mine is taking some basic timelines from FCPX to be finished in NYC on an Avid system. What is the best workflow for that Thanks in advance. Scott Scott Witthaus Owner, 1708 Inc. Editorial M
Re: Workflow Advice
by Oliver Peters 3 days ago
Depends on the source media. Do you have valid TC and unique file names on all clips The easiest free solution might be to wash it through Resolve. Or maybe use Automatic Duck (FxFactory), but that pr
OT: Case Studies
by Oliver Peters 6 days ago
New "Mindhunter" and "6 Below" videos here: https: www.adobe.com creativecloud video customer-stories.html Good for a lively weekend! Now if only ProApps marketing would step up to the plate Yes, thes
Re: OT: Case Studies
by Oliver Peters 4 days ago
IOW - RED, build me an Alexa. - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
SpeedScriber
by Oliver Peters 4 days ago
Automatic speech-to-text transcription for Apple, Adobe, and Avid. My review of it. https: digitalfilms.wordpress.com 2017 10 15 speedscriber - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: SpeedScriber
by Noah Kadner 4 days ago
Nice- this is one of those tasks I am very happy to let a computer do for me. Noah FCPWORKS - FCPX Workflow FCP Exchange - FCPX Workshops XinTwo - FCPX Training
New user stories
by Oliver Peters 6 days ago
Check out the "Mindhunter" and "6 Below" stories (cut with Premiere Pro). https: www.adobe.com creativecloud video customer-stories.html - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: New user stories
by Oliver Peters 5 days ago
greg janza "The Fincher piece clearly shows a post production environment surviving just fine without Avid." An interesting note is that many of the editors he's used over the years have never cut on
Where do I find editing analysis videos?
by Reid Kimball 2 weeks ago
I am looking for videos of editors who analyze the editing techniques and thought processes used in editing the major TV shows and movies. For example, the video would go through most of the scenes of
Re: Where do I find editing analysis videos?
by Oliver Peters 2 weeks ago
I'm not sure you'll find anything that detailed, however, here are some starters: https: vimeo.com tonyzhou https: www.youtube.com user svenpape http: vashivisuals.com blog - Oliver Oliver Peters - ol
macOS High Sierra
by Oliver Peters 3 weeks ago
Whether to update or hold... https: www.cnet.com news 7-things-to-know-before-upgrading-to-macos-high-sierra-10-13 http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2001-the-new-macos-high-sierra-is-launched-to
Re: macOS High Sierra
by Oliver Peters 3 weeks ago
Some more: https: bombich.com blog 2017 09 29 think-twice-before-encrypting-your-hfs-volumes-on-high-sierra - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Browser tabs like Name, Notes, Reel won't keep position. Normal?
by Fabrizio D'Agnano 4 weeks ago
Hello. I like to change the order of the browser tabs while editing, because I like the notes to show next to the clip name, and the reel, which I trick to show if a clip has already been used in anot
Re: Browser tabs like Name, Notes, Reel won't keep position. Normal?
by Oliver Peters 4 weeks ago
Seems to be common behavior and I would deem it a bug. - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Get ready for APFS
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
Coming with High Sierra to a computer near you! http: www.fcp.co fcp-forum 2-off-topic 27948-apfs#90574 https: support.apple.com en-us HT208018 https: developer.apple.com library content documentation
Adobe updates coming soon
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
News from IBC: http: www.creativeplanetnetwork.com news edit adobe-previews-late-2017-creative-cloud-updates 619282 - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Adobe updates coming soon
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
A good explanation of how shared projects will work on a SAN NAS: https: www.provideocoalition.com premiere-pro-collaboration-lumaforge - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
End of QT 7?
by Tony West 1 month ago
I have recently noticed a pretty big shift in color from QT 7 when sharing from X (h.264 files) QT X looks pretty dead on with the canvas in X Anyone else noticed, or have you ditched QT 7 a while ago
Re: End of QT 7?
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
Tony West "I liked all those export options it had." Agreed. Me, too. Switch from Telestream is an alternative, but it's not cheap. - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Gamma shift with LUTs in Coremelt's Chromatic
by Thomas O'Carroll 2 months ago
Has anyone else noticed that Coremelt's new plugin, Chromatic, makes a brighter picture compared to CGC finale or LUT utility (or mLUT!) when using the same LUT in both It looks to me like a gamma shi
Re: Gamma shift with LUTs in Coremelt's Chromatic
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
Thomas O'Carroll "are you saying you see a gamma "boost" as well " Yes. - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Put a fork in it
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
https: blogs.adobe.com creativecloud professional-color-at-adobe-past-present-future - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Best way to work FCPX with DaVinci
by Antonis Ant 2 months ago
Hi everyone. I am using FCPX for my edits and DaVinci for the color grading. Doing the XML round trip works fine, however I notice two issues: 1. When I export back from DaVinci to FCPX and I want to
Re: Best way to work FCPX with DaVinci
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
Yes, that's the way it works. Resolve has to render color-corrected, trimmed media, which corresponds to your timeline. Don't make changes to your edit, except for minor trims, after color correction.
Why does Adobe screw up every new release?
by Scott Witthaus 2 months ago
Not meaning the software per se, but this last release let me use Pr and Ps just fine, but Ae thinks it's a 7-day trial. The update before that put Pr on a trial basis. And on and on. C'mon Adobe, get
Re: Why does Adobe screw up every new release?
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
I just spent an evening messing around with Apple support and my Apple ID. Not a reassuring experience. While my App Store download experience has been great, I'd say on the whole, my Apple licensing
Logging documentary workflow.
by John Keating 2 years ago
I'm currently logging a documentary with 16tb of footage. I am looking for a reference on how to log footage efficiently. Anyone have a system they would recommend
Re: Logging documentary workflow.
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
Glad it was helpful. Good luck. - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
FCPX to MC
by Nick Hrycyk 4 months ago
I've been asked to 'finish' an hour doc once the rough cut (director) is done. Besides the fact I would only have 5 days to tweek, color, mix and fix the whole thing. Rough cut being done in FCPX, wha
Re: FCPX to MC
by Oliver Peters 4 months ago
Glenn Sakatch "but you will not be getting all the bin information and organization" Yep. Roundtrips through Resolve are typically only good for sequence translation, not whole projects. - Oliver Oli
Free to Studio
by Dan Davis 5 months ago
I'm starting with a client very soon who has (the watermarked) 12.5 free version . I have the paid version with dongle. Is it the case that I can just take my dongle along and it will open up the feat
Re: Free to Studio
by Oliver Peters 5 months ago
Joseph Owens "If you use any of the BMD OFX plugins that are Studio licensed, they will print with a watermark" Ah, I see. So far I've never used any of these on the free version. I had just assumed
Avid Media Composer First
by Oliver Peters 6 months ago
Coming in June. Free. http: community.avid.com forums t 180630.aspx Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
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Nina Lucia liked this 4 months ago
Nexidia
by Oliver Peters 12 months ago
Yippee! http: ir.avid.com releasedetail.cfm ReleaseID=995947 - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
Re: Nexidia
by Jonathan Abrams 11 months ago
Indeed! More information is coming in the first week of December. -- Jonathan S. Abrams, CEA, CEV, CBNT Apple Certified - Technical Coordinator (v10.5) Support Professional (v10.6 through v10.10) Chai
News: Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
by Cow News Droid 1 year ago
Plug-in leader Boris FX acquires Sapphire tools and team to become the powerhouse in post-production software industry (Boston, MA--September 9, 2016) Boris FX , the leader in integrated VFX and workf
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Ronald Lindeboom liked this 1 year ago
Re: News: Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
Making plug-ins from scratch for FCPX is a huge PITA for developers. They have to make something that works in Motion and then turn that into a Motion template. In the case of Boris, this also mean ma
No More Episode Encoder
by Rich Rubasch 1 year ago
Wonder if it is because the CC has been adopted so much and Media Encoder is now the norm with those who have the subscription. Thoughts Rich Rubasch Tilt Media Inc. Video Production, Post, Studio Sou
Re: No More Episode Encoder
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
Of course if you own or buy Episode, it will continue to work. - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
the stupidity of adobe.
by Aindreas Gallagher 1 year ago
say there is a london client you are trying to beg to update their version of AE - not for personal preference - because a major release can't play footage in real time. The After Effects CC 2015 prim
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David Lawrence liked this 1 year ago
Re: the stupidity of adobe.
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
They are most likely on an Adobe enterprise license. In that case, an IT person within the company (or someone else authorized to do this) must create a custom installer build for their own machines.
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A Point Release? WTF?
by Daniel McClintock 1 year ago
And I suppose we'll finally get Adobe CC 2016 during their November update! Arrggghh! -------------------- "Sometimes Life Needs a Cmd-Z!"
Re: A Point Release? WTF?
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
Bill Davis "Just look at those five year old FCP X features they've now added into Premiere Pro." Come back to us when FCP X has a functional mixer :) - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services,
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Resolve 12.5 viewer display choppy
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
This seems to be a persistent problem that continues in 12.5. Edit page affected, dual display layout, mixer panel open. ProRes media. 1080p 23.976. When you play the timeline, the viewer looks like f
Re: Resolve 12.5 viewer display choppy
by Wolfgang Hershey 1 year ago
In my case... which may be different to yours... I am using a 4k screen and I has the same problems you are having... by switching to a DisplayPort cable instead of using an HDMI the problem went away
No news?
by David Mathis 2 years ago
I thought the message board would light up. I mean there has to be something that we can debate from NAB news. Guess the light bulbs need replacing.
Re: No news?
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
Bill Davis "Adobe - but nothing was overtly released at the show as something you could write a check for today." Adobe did preview the specific new features that will show up in the next version of
Avid and RED Weapon generated QTs
by David Hudson 1 year ago
So RED can now make Prores files alongside the r3D files. But can Avid use these When I AMA to the camera roll folder Avid only links to the r3D files and ignores the QTs. How is anyone using these
Re: Avid and RED Weapon generated QTs
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
Are you sure you are looking at self-contained ProRes files and not QT Reference files that point to the R3Ds - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
New Adobe features
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
A preview of things to come http: blogs.adobe.com creativecloud Immerse-yourself-in-creativity - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
Re: New Adobe features
by Jason Watson 2 years ago
I'm intrigued by the Sound Essentials panel in Audition, mostly because I think they really nailed the implementation of Remix in the last update. If they can pull a similarly good implementation here
Mad Max
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
Nice soundbites from the Mad Max team from a StudioDaily article: Editor Margaret Sixel, Mad Max: Fury Road I think there is some prejudice that women can't cut action, but I'm hoping that will change
What's wrong with Final Cut X???
by Alessandro Vaccaro 2 years ago
Just wondering What's the matter with Final Cut X I believe it is the person using the tool not the tool being used (to a certain extent). Why can't I make just as good as an edit in FCX as in Premier
Re: What's wrong with Final Cut X???
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
Sorry but there's a lot of misinformation in your post. Yes, the way X was launched has been criticized, but by design, Apple has designed a simple, yet powerful program. It does rely on third-party a
FAT32 flash drive issue
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
(I've also posted this in the Windows forum.) I'm running into issues when interchanging USB flash drives between various computers. These are all formatted as FAT32 in sizes of 2GB, 4GB and 8GB. My M
Re: FAT32 flash drive issue
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
Hi and thanks. I haven't tried anything else. It's now looking like a corruption issue caused by the drive in the commercial scanner that my wife uses at her job. Evidently others have noticed similar
Yosemite 10.10.3 vs 10.10.4
by Daniel Schultz 2 years ago
I was planning to upgrade my Mac OS from 10.8.5 to a more recent version. The thing is that Avid Media Composer only works with 10.10.3, not the more recent 10.10.4 version. Does anyone know if it's p
Re: Yosemite 10.10.3 vs 10.10.4
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
Dam Gongo "Earlier it gave really fast responses but now it is dead slow. I even updated each software...but it is still slow and crashes projects on FCPX or Premiere pro CC." I haven't run into anyt
Downloading videos from youtube in MAC OSX
by Juan Manuel Palomino Domínguez 2 years ago
Hi. I use Atubecatcher for downloading youtube videos in windows. So the question is if there is a good one for MAC that download videos in HD. Thank you for support!
Re: Downloading videos from youtube in MAC OSX
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
MacX YouTube Downloader - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
HDV1080i Capture - Vertical Lines/Stripes on Footage
by Jack Carter 2 years ago
Hi, I really hope someone can help ASAP, as this issue is driving me crazy. I filmed some HDV1080i footage on DV tape, using an older camera that we have - a Sony HVR-V1E. However, when I come to capt
Re: HDV1080i Capture - Vertical Lines/Stripes on Footage
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
How are you capturing the footage - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
10.2 update
by Tom Sefton 2 years ago
Just made the update after sitting around waiting for confirmation that all was well. The performance leap with RED and 4K ProRes footage is quite simply jaw dropping. Very impressive, especially leap
Re: 10.2 update
by Mitch Ives 2 years ago
Jeremy Garchow "It is quite obvious, Tom, that this software is not made for professional use." Sarcasm noted. It's a good update, but as usual some issues. 1) Waveform update is a bit inconsistent.
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Oliver Peters liked this 2 years ago
DNxIO vs BMD Ultrastudio 4K Extreme
by Joe Procopio 2 years ago
What is the difference between the 2 boxes, other than the $1000 premium for the AVID name Joe Procopio Broadway Video, NYC AVID Premiere FCP editor engineer
Re: DNxIO vs BMD Ultrastudio 4K Extreme
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
From the questions I asked, it's also unclear whether or not the Avid version will also include onboard ProRes. I'm not sure there's a definitive answer, but I could be wrong. Also Avid will provide s
FCPWorks sessions from NAB posted.
by Bill Davis 2 years ago
As of today, all the FCPWorks suite sessions should be posted. Workflow case studies, product demos and panels. The channel link is here: https: www.youtube.com playlist list=PLqX2pQkpLCQ_wo_6BVFnh8Bf
Mike Matzdorf beats traditional audio tracks to death with an iron pipe.
by Aindreas Gallagher 2 years ago
"recently... I had to spend five hours untangling 30 minutes of D-M&E on avid... it literally would have taken me 10 minutes on X." from 13 minutes in - as he moves through the serious capabilities to
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Oliver Peters liked this 2 years ago
Footage Very Interlaced - Avid MC7
by Alan Callaghan 3 years ago
Hey all, I was handed a project that is 720p 59.94. At some point some footage was AMA linked and then transcoded in that project, the footage I'm speaking of is 1080 29.97 (from a DSLR). There is a c
Re: Footage Very Interlaced - Avid MC7
by Oliver Peters 3 years ago
Alan Callaghan "Should I delete the 720p footage, open the edited sequence in the 1080p project, and ama link transcode relink the clips to improve the picture " I'm not sure that working from someth
Copy to Library
by Oliver Peters 3 years ago
I have camera clips from a GH4 camera - 1080p H264 .MOV files. FCP X has to import these into the Library - "leave in place" is disabled. Why - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlan
Re: Copy to Library
by Francois Jean 3 years ago
Why is FCPX seeing this file as if it is on a camera card or camera folder Is there a linked metadata file in the same level as this file or could this file have some information in its header that pr
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Oliver Peters liked this 3 years ago
Looking for advice - Sharing an edit room
by Claude St-Arnaud 3 years ago
Hello everyone! I am looking for advice on this situation. I will consider everyone of them, from any side the coin may land. I am working as a promo producer for a new tv station in Montreal and we a
Re: Looking for advice - Sharing an edit room
by Oliver Peters 3 years ago
I freelance at one shop where editors and graphics designers are all in one larger "bullpen" style room. As many as 7 maximum, but a larger room than you describe. The workstations line the perimeter
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SpeedGrade CC 2014.2 crashes on launch with BCC9
by Oliver Peters 3 years ago
After the update to 2014.2, SpeedGrade CC crashes on launch. It only does this with BCC9 AE filters installed. They are in the Mediacore folder. When I move them out of the folder, SG launches fine. W
Re: SpeedGrade CC 2014.2 crashes on launch with BCC9
by Oliver Peters 3 years ago
I just installed the BCC update (BCC9.0.3). This seems to have fixed the problem for me. I'm on OS X 10.10.1. - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
XA20 .MP4 files unviewable on Event Viewer
by Ricardo Guerreiro 3 years ago
Hi, I'm using a Mac Pro (2009 - 2 x 2,26 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon; 24GB RAM; ATI Radeon HD 5870 1024 MB) with Yosemite and FCP 10.1.3. I simply cannot work at the moment as my clips shot on a Canon XA
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Oliver Peters liked this 3 years ago
Re: XA20 .MP4 files unviewable on Event Viewer
by alain aka 3 years ago
Hi I live in France and me and several editors are using FCP 10.1.3. Maverick we import P2 cards mostly with HD rushes. we saw that problem of importation. we import, and the clip stay with the grey l
No output via Intensity Extreme
by Tore Jonssen 3 years ago
Looking into Speedgrade as part of our Adobe CC workflow. However, we are monitoring AE and PP CC on New Mac Pros through BM Intensity Extreme, and the BM doesn t seem to support video output from Spe
Re: No output via Intensity Extreme
by Oliver Peters 3 years ago
Tore Jonssen "Thanks Oliver. Actually, the latest update for CC made it work for me!" That's great. Unfortunately it hasn't worked at my end with Decklink cards and the new update and the newest BMD
Access hidden user Library file on Time Machine
by Oliver Peters 3 years ago
What's the best way to find and access a file in the hidden user Library on a Time Machine back-up drive I can find the file, but need to make the Library visible to find it. I know Opt+Go for normal
Speedgrade takes forever to load premiere project, then crashes as soon as it is open... every time.
by Andreas Ahston 3 years ago
I have a premiere project that I want to grade in speedgrade. I'm using a new macbook pro, everything updated. But the same thing happens every time that I try to open my premiere pro sequence in spee
Re: Speedgrade takes forever to load premiere project, then crashes as soon as it is open... every time.
by Oliver Peters 3 years ago
I got SpeedGrade working again. I uninstalled all old versions of the CC apps (leaving only CC 2014). Then I uninstalled SG CC 2014 including the preferences. Then I reinstalled. This worked. One hicc
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