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Paddy Uglow

Media production freelancer, and media technician/editor.
Member Since:
August 26th 2004
180 Posts
100 posts
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UK
How do I add Subtitles
by Gavin Williams 3 years ago
Hi I am editing a film where several of the interviews require subtitles. Can someone let me know how I do this in Premiere CS6 Or do I need to do it in another program and import to Premiere Thanks G
Re: How do I add Subtitles
by Paddy Uglow 9 months ago
Premiere Pro lets you draw boxes in the Titler, and you can set the opacity of the fill on them, and arrange them to be behind the text. Paddy, CreativeMedia.org.uk
slow rendering anomoly
by Paddy Uglow 1 year ago
This is rather ancient history - for various reasons I still use CS3, but maybe someone can help anyway. I've imported a movie, set up a comp and exported it, and it takes about 40 mins, which is fine
Re: slow rendering anomoly
by Paddy Uglow 1 year ago
Sorry for unclear specs and terminology, folks. I'm turning a collection of ProRes LT and DV-PAL files into 720p AIC files. I think I may have worked it out - I went to prefs and deleted all caches an
CMYK black for colour (color) gradients
by Paddy Uglow 1 year ago
Hi all, I mostly work for web but I'm doing some work for printing and don't want to mess up thousands of fliers. Part of the design is a graduated fill from black to blue. When I first did it, the on
Re: CMYK black for colour (color) gradients
by Paddy Uglow 1 year ago
Thanks for that - it's looking pretty nasty on screen with the rich black values - your suggestion for the blue + 100% key works better, though I still see a middle band of a colour between the two en
30fps to 24fps for DCP conversions
by Paddy Uglow 4 years ago
Hi all, I supply 24fps mp4s to our projection dept for them to turn into DCPs using QubeMaster Express. I've got a 30fps stop-frame animation, which I don't want to have to slow down. What's my best b
Re: 30fps to 24fps for DCP conversions
by Paddy Uglow 2 years ago
Thanks Yohan. Yes, I've done similar for 24 - 25fps conversions, but 24fps to 30fps *really* shows up in the difference in audio speed. I think I once converted an NTSC film to 1080-24p and did a fram
MP4 import - audio extremely shortened and sped up
by Tim Boknecht 3 years ago
I've imported a long .mp4 into Premiere and have a consternating problem: The audio is significantly shorter than the video, and is subsequently sped up and therefor incomprehensible. Thoughts Tim Bok
Re: MP4 import - audio extremely shortened and sped up
by Paddy Uglow 3 years ago
Is there a mismatch between the audio khz of the sequence and the clip Failing that, you could try Compressor like Jon suggested, but maybe just export the audio - then you won't be degrading the vide
After effects painfully slow on my mac pro
by emil peterson 3 years ago
Hello everyone I've bought a mid2010 mac pro with these hardwares: Intel xeon 2 x quad core = 8 core 16gb ram ati 5870 graphics card but now when i trying to render different files ( videos - projects
Re: After effects painfully slow on my mac pro
by Paddy Uglow 3 years ago
Have you been into AFX preferences and switched on the multi-threading option (it's called "Render Multiple Frames Simultaneously" is CS6 I ticked the equivalent in CS3 on my macbook and it sped up re
Another Macbook pro/ external screen question - will it be good enough?
by nicky breen 3 years ago
Hi guys, I have been doing some editing on an old macbook pro (2011 version running snow leopard) It's specs are Processor - 2.2ghz, i7 8gb ram 1gb ram on the video card I've been using it to edit som
Re: Another Macbook pro/ external screen question - will it be good enough?
by Paddy Uglow 3 years ago
Hmm, not very helpful: I'm using a thunderbolt-to-vga adaptor and playing back on a 1920x1200 screen (not mirrored). Figures in the System Monitor seem pretty similar - actually it looks like it's usi
Artifacts are in my Soreson Squeezed footage!
by Lee Larkins 3 years ago
So a client has given us some commercials to put together in with some other videos, kind of like a commercial break if you will between segments. They sent us these videos that have when we drop them
Re: Artifacts are in my Soreson Squeezed footage!
by Paddy Uglow 3 years ago
Hi Lee, Isn't Soreson Squeeze a pretty elderly codec So maybe it's not h.264 I remember using Soreson before h.264 came on the scene. Are the artefacts in the original when you play it back on the des
YouTube broadcast from ATEM
by Randall Packer 3 years ago
I have just activated YouTube Live and would like to broadcast from the output of my ATEM Television Studio. Is it necessary to route the program out back in to the host computer with another capture
Re: YouTube broadcast from ATEM
by Paddy Uglow 3 years ago
I was looking into this. Can you use an ATEM TV Studio and a Blackmagic Intensity Shuttle (or one of the other shuttles) to capture the HDMI output of the ATEM into the Mac It looked like this would w
Workflow for "Balancing" Poor Quality Webinar Audio
by Steve Crow 3 years ago
I have a project where the client is asking me to "balance" the audio portion of recorded Webinar where the presenters appear to be on the phone or perhaps using cheap headset mics at best. As you can
Re: Workflow for "Balancing" Poor Quality Webinar Audio
by Paddy Uglow 3 years ago
Have you got Soundtrack Pro with your FCP6 Or is that only in the "studio" package Re the sound, I suppose you could apply EQ to make the good bits sound as bad as the rest. Or just "display the fault
Strange playback issue on Tascam DR100
by Paddy Uglow 3 years ago
I used my DR100 to play back backing tracks at a gig last night - maybe it's overkill, but it's great being able to attach it to the keyboard stand using the tripod bolt. But I found an interesting pr
Re: Strange playback issue on Tascam DR100
by Ty Ford 3 years ago
Hello Paddy and welcome to the Cow Audio Forum. I have run across this before, but it's been sometime. In addition to stereo mono, I've also encountered it with sample rate and bit rate differences. N
Premiere has to re-render every time I close and reopen a project?
by Benjamin Gadberry 3 years ago
Hey folks, I'm running Premiere Pro CS6 and am running into this annoying issue of the program not saving renders when I close re open a project. If I render clips, close the app, then come back, Prem
Re: Premiere has to re-render every time I close and reopen a project?
by Paddy Uglow 3 years ago
My first thought is that it can't find its scratch disks. Maybe try setting to "same as project" (if not already) and see if you're still losing render files Paddy, CreativeMedia.org.uk
How to present video to your clients
by Willem Scholtes 3 years ago
Hi there fellow film makers, I was wondering how all of you present you're videos tough out a project. Usually after the shoot i wont see the client so all communication goes over the phone and email.
Re: How to present video to your clients
by Paddy Uglow 3 years ago
You can make a Vimeo Album and send a link to that. If I remember, you have quite a bit of control over how the embedded album can look, if you're embedding it on a web page. Re Vimeo v YouTube, I alw
What external sound recording devise to get
by Chris Chadwick 3 years ago
Hello Cow Creative's, I am looking for an external recording device to accompany my DSLR. I am using a Sony condenser mic and a of radio mic so need 2-4 XLR channels. I have looked into getting a Juic
Re: What external sound recording devise to get
by Paddy Uglow 3 years ago
I'm a big fan of the Tascam DR100. The DR-60D seemed somewhat overkill for what I need, at least. Though I've ended up with two DR100s; it's the most practical way for us to record four people on phan
Tripods and stands
by Neil Orman 3 years ago
Can anyone recommend a good, solid tripod for a Canon 5D, for no more than a few hundred dollars (one with a fluid head, that allows for good pans, tilts, etc, and that can handle possible future acce
Re: Tripods and stands
by Paddy Uglow 3 years ago
I had the idea of making a lightweight tripod into a heavyweight by adding a weight: http: youtu.be tYOThRUbkNE If you used some kind of canvas bag, you could find something heavy on-location, or fill
"serious error" and crash with exporting and media encoder - fixed!
by Paddy Uglow 3 years ago
Just in case anyone else encounters this one: Our 8 upgraded laptops (2010ish Macbook pro i5s running Mavericks) were crashing when trying to export from Premiere Pro, because Media Encoder wouldn't r
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Re: "serious error" and crash with exporting and media encoder - fixed!
by Kevin Monahan 3 years ago
You can also check out this blog post: http: blogs.adobe.com kevinmonahan 2014 02 12 prevent-crash-on-export-with-premiere-pro-cc-adobe-media-encoder-cc Thanks, Kevin Kevin Monahan Online Social Custo
Stop motion - Adding rotation to wheels in AE.
by Matthew Quinnell 3 years ago
Hello I have made a stop motion animation short film using miniature tanks and what i want to learn for my next video is how i could rotate the individual wheels on the tanks. Here is the video http:
Re: Stop motion - Adding rotation to wheels in AE.
by Paddy Uglow 3 years ago
Whew! That looks like it'd be a massive job, and you might as well be using CG tanks, which I guess would defeat the purpose of the exercise I'm impressed you've found a way to make it look like the t
Suggestions for high-speed draft exports
by Paddy Uglow 3 years ago
Hi, I'm often asked to send people a draft of edits, and I need them to be 1. Reasonably small 2. Fairly representative of the final piece (so leaving any video effects on) 3. Quick-exporting so I'm n
Re: Suggestions for high-speed draft exports
by Paddy Uglow 3 years ago
As promised, here are my test results for high-speed drafting (particularly if you need to send a new draft every time you make an update; even savings of a few minutes can mean you get a lot more wor
Making the most of DSLR footage
by Mike Smith 3 years ago
Hi all, Just spent a lot of money on a new editing set up (i7, 16gb ram, decent graphics card, SSD, etc) to edit a documentary I filmed in Ibiza back in September. Took a while to save up but I m read
Re: Making the most of DSLR footage
by Paddy Uglow 3 years ago
Re transcoding, I DO transcode (to AIC coodec, because my CS3 doesn't like ProRes). I only do that because my macbook can't play back my Panasonic GH2's native AVCHD files very well in realtime (even
faster Preview playback
by Marc Nibor 3 years ago
is there any way to speed up playback in the preview. for example like in vlc player. I need to go through a few hours of footage and find "the perfect" scenes... standard scrubbing will probably make
Re: faster Preview playback
by Paddy Uglow 3 years ago
I don't think there's a way of changing the default speed, unless anyone knows better Paddy, CreativeMedia.org.uk
To deinterlace or not to deinterlace when transcoding footage?
by Andy Jarvis 3 years ago
I am confused by deinterlacing and would love an answer from someone who knows what they're talking about. I have just finished editing a documentary. It was shot on a DSLR Panasonic GH3, so it's HD 1
Re: To deinterlace or not to deinterlace when transcoding footage?
by Chris Tompkins 3 years ago
Well, Your footage was not interlaced to start. Would the "deinterlace" option do anything to progressive footage I'm not sure it would but don't know for a fact. Bring in a clip raw, render it and co
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Pen Tool Problem
by Christopher Mallan 3 years ago
falogo.jpg I am trying to recreate the elements of the above logo (falogo.jpg) for an After Effects animation... The problem I am having is with the blue curved waves in the top half of the image. I a
Re: Pen Tool Problem
by Paddy Uglow 3 years ago
Hi, I think your Illustrator idea might be the one to go with: I just knocked this together in Illustrator: 7003_illustratorcurves.png.zip I drew a long rectangle, used Transform Each and Repeat Comma
Anyone know of a large HD that supports both Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3?
by Michael Hadley 3 years ago
Trying to find a solution that would work with both my 2009 tower, which has a usb3 card, and my ordered-but-not-yet-delivered Mac Pro. The Promise R series is TB2 but no USB 3. Thoughts Advice Thanks
Re: Anyone know of a large HD that supports both Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3?
by Paddy Uglow 3 years ago
Apple's quite a good OS for file-sharing. Here's their (rather old if you look at the computer diagrams!) How To page: http: support.apple.com kb ht1433 Here's an even easier one for Mavericks: http:
what lense for wildlife
by kathreen anachioti 3 years ago
good afternoon to all, i am thinking to buy the olympus pen e-pl3 especially for video and please i would like to have your advice and comments of what lense is good for wildlife like small birds, owl
Re: what lense for wildlife
by Paddy Uglow 3 years ago
If you're hunting the second-hand market for manual lenses to use with a converter, there are some useful reviews here: http: www.fredmiranda.com reviews ...though read with caution: you'll find a few
HDSLR versus camcorders
by Neil Orman 3 years ago
I had a question on what camera(s) to get, and I'd be grateful for any feedback on this. I want to get either an HDSLR camera or an HD camcorder and possibly both, although of course I'd love to not b
Re: HDSLR versus camcorders
by Paddy Uglow 3 years ago
FYI, the GH2 natively records for as long as your memory card or battery holds out! No need to hack it to shoot long interviews. It does for lucky folks in the US, Jason - for European models they li
Uploading videos to Youtube containing copyrighted music
by Gabriel Solomon 3 years ago
Most of my wedding videos are edited with music of popular artists. Music is requested by my customer. Also, the DJ or band plays popular copyrighted music which i am obviously recording. How can i up
Re: Uploading videos to Youtube containing copyrighted music
by Paddy Uglow 3 years ago
Part of me is glad that the technology has caught up to protect musicians' copyright. It's not fair that someone can make a rubbishy video look super-awesome by adding someone else's music and not pay
Beware of...
by Rainer Schubert 3 years ago
http: www.ecliptic.ch designers-beware-adobe-creative-cloud.html
Re: Beware of...
by Paddy Uglow 3 years ago
So many upgrades are largely to keep compatibility with other people's files. I wonder how many MS Office upgrades were a result of the docx format coming out I've been an upgrade-cynic for a long tim
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How to match these two shots in FCP 7
by Daniel Berg 3 years ago
Hi all, I'm using Final Cut Pro 7 to edit a show. There were two cameras at the back next to each other, one mid and one wide (see image below). They had the same white balance (i thought!) and it loo
Re: How to match these two shots in FCP 7
by Paddy Uglow 3 years ago
I've recently become quite a fan of the vectorscope (does FCP have one - it won't run on my current mac and I can't remember) for matching color from different cameras. You can use the colorwheel and
PAL to NTSC DVD
by Tore Jonssen 3 years ago
Hi folks! I have a PAL DVD authored in DVD SP with almost two hours of concert footage that is also to be delivered in NTSC format. Any smart ways to do this How about problems with audio sync etc Sti
Re: PAL to NTSC DVD
by Paddy Uglow 3 years ago
I'd make it progressive as the last stage - standards conversion techniques can do clever things like blending the fields (not frames - PAL has 2 interlaced fields for each frame) together, which shou
Any suggestions? Panasonic AG-AC160, Sony HVR-Z5U or Sony HXR-NX5U NXCAM?
by Dean Fragola 3 years ago
Hi, I hope there is somebody out there who has the gift of patience and can help me with what is probably common sense knowledge and awareness to people in the video community (and I apologize for bei
Re: Any suggestions? Panasonic AG-AC160, Sony HVR-Z5U or Sony HXR-NX5U NXCAM?
by Paddy Uglow 3 years ago
Does 1080 24p mean 1080 progressive (resolution) at 24 progressive frames (rate) Unless someone corrects me, the 24p means 24fps, progressive. Confusingly, even though interlaced video is not compute
Maxed out MacPro Pricing
by Marcus Moore 3 years ago
A thread below had us debating the internal component prices and what a fully loaded MacPro would cost. Well, I guess Apple reps can start playing around with configuration options, cause my business
Re: Maxed out MacPro Pricing
by Paddy Uglow 3 years ago
WTF!!! I just had a look at the apple site. What a bizarre looking thing, compared to the old mac pro I've been sitting next to for all these years. At the risk of red-ragging, is the new one the same
A letter to Spike Lee
by Tom Sefton 3 years ago
Don't know if anyone else has seen this yet... http: juanluisgarcia.com dear-spike-lee
Re: A letter to Spike Lee
by Paddy Uglow 3 years ago
In fact, it reminds me of an advert I saw the other day. Some guys were asking for someone to do unpaid editing on their film.... shot on a Red Epic! Round here that's at least 300 a day to hire. And
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Anamorphic footage?
by Juliana Costa 3 years ago
Hello all, I'm currently editing short films and after completing the first edit the director sent me the following email: "the camera crew filmed the shorts anamorphically so the top and bottom are m
Re: Anamorphic footage?
by Paddy Uglow 3 years ago
Note that Quicktime can display different shaped pixels. PAL & NTSC 4x3 and windescreen both have the same NUMBER of pixels, but the playback device stretches each pixel horizontally for the widescree
Mini-camera suuggestions?
by Paddy Uglow 4 years ago
Hi, This is the nearest forum I can find to being right for this request: I'm very happy with my Panny GH2 as my main camera, and I've been using Kodak zi8s as my "b cameras", dotted around on marquee
Re: Mini-camera suuggestions?
by Paddy Uglow 4 years ago
Thanks for suggestions and the link. I'm inclined towards the Sony one - I'll do some more research and see whether I can persuade my workplace to go for some to upgrade the zi8s. The Sanyo one I got
Best mode for smooth pans on HM150?
by Paddy Uglow 4 years ago
Hi all, I was shooting some slow pans yesterday on our JVC HM150 at 1080-25p and wasn't surprised that they exhibited the classic progressive jerkiness. I improved it a lot when I switched over to our
Re: Best mode for smooth pans on HM150?
by Keith Slavin 3 years ago
Hi Paddy, You certainly can shoot at 50i and deinterlace and down convert to 25p, and add simulated accurate motion blur to reduce judder. Shooting at 50i, the motion processing can be more accurate f
Conversion problem
by Jay James 4 years ago
Hello I wonder if anyone could assist me through a conversion issue. this is what has occured: I had different settings to what my footage was in settings of a sequence. So for instance the clip setti
Re: Conversion problem
by Paddy Uglow 4 years ago
I'm not so au fait with Log and Capture - does that actually create ProRes versions of your originals or just copy the files. I wonder maybe if the L&C might have created resized source files What's t
Batch Shift layers x amount of pixels based on image number.
by michael stark 4 years ago
Okay so my problem is this. I have hundreds of files that I am trying to vertical align to do this: http: moviebarcode.tumblr.com My problem comes when I'm trying to automate the task. I have the imag
Re: Batch Shift layers x amount of pixels based on image number.
by Paddy Uglow 4 years ago
This isn't ideal but, could you make Photoshop Droplets for each of the different shifts, then use your computer's search facility to find all the files that need to be dragged to each shift (maybe so
digital projection compression advice
by Bob Cole 4 years ago
I need to compress a video of a lengthy lecture, shot in 1080P30, which has nice crisp graphics (Power Point slides animated slightly using After Effects, and often superimposed to one side). I'm edit
Re: digital projection compression advice
by Paddy Uglow 4 years ago
Hi Bob, Ach, I was trying to avoid confusion ;-) A movie can be encoded as h.264 (for example) but either be a MOV, MP4, AVI (or some others too I think). The MOV can have all kinds of other things em
Please clarify a basic lighting question for me!
by Josh Smith 4 years ago
Hello everyone, I'm fairly new to the video production game, and so far with regard to lighting, I've been using a set of three Redhead lights (all 800W) with dimmers. This seems to be absolutely idea
Re: Please clarify a basic lighting question for me!
by Paddy Uglow 4 years ago
Out of interest, does the colour temperature alter on LED panel lights when they're dimmed Is the warming effect a property of light transmission or of the light bulb technology Thanks Paddy, Creative
Ideas for really getting that silent film look...
by Eric Barker 4 years ago
Okay, I've been doing shooting and post production professionally for about a decade now, so I've done everything from adding film grain, speeding up footage, adding scratches and dust, and it's all f
Re: Ideas for really getting that silent film look...
by Paddy Uglow 4 years ago
Maybe actually shoot on real super8 film. There's the extra cost and faff of developing and telecine, but if you're seeking that "messed up" look, it might be worth it. Maybe even edit it as film and
Studio monitors
by Joanna jomi 4 years ago
It's a jungle... which studio monitors should I buy is it possible to get any quality for 300$ in total 600$ I use FCP working right now on a piece shot with Sony pdh-150. Thanks :) Joanna Jomi
Re: Studio monitors
by Paddy Uglow 4 years ago
Interestingly, the perception of relative loudness of different frequencies (the Fletcher Munson curve) is said to vary at different amplitudes, so playing back at the same sound pressure is worthwhil
What is the best video conversion software to convert any file type to any other?
by Gilbert Digital 4 years ago
I'm editing with Final Cut Pro, but often times i need to export or import to from Mpeg with Mp2 audio, wmv, mp4, mov, etc. The guidelines for a cable public access system I must upload to are very sp
Re: What is the best video conversion software to convert any file type to any other?
by Paddy Uglow 4 years ago
I use QuickTime 7 Pro a lot. It'll do some useful things like trimming and cropping; you can remove or replace the audio track, rotate, etc etc. And you can install things like Perian, MPEG component,
Framerate conversions without encode
by Lewis Costin 4 years ago
Hi, I'm just wondering if it's possible to change the framerate of a file (in my case a quicktime h.264) without reencoding the footage I understand that the framerate is just a header, and I want to
Re: Framerate conversions without encode
by Paddy Uglow 4 years ago
If you're editing in Premiere, you can right-click the clip and choose "interpret" (or "modify" on newer versions) to choose what framerate you want to convert to (ie slowing down the clip). It will a
Any Lecture Camera Recommendations?
by Carlos Alexander 4 years ago
Hi, I'm looking for a little camera advice. Beginning this fall, I'm slated to tape a series of 3-hour lectures, for a client with a very low budget. I've been taping prior lectures on one camera, wit
Re: Lecture Camera Recommendation
by Paddy Uglow 4 years ago
Hi Carlos, If you have a laptop with firewire input, you can record long videos straight to that from a domestic DV camera. We still use an old iBook with BTV Pro running on it and can capture hours o
Compressor Temporary Files?
by Evan Cox 4 years ago
I have sort of a general Apple Compressor question. Every time I compress a video it begins to drain memory from my local hard drive. I have three other hard drives with more space that I would rather
Re: Compressor Temporary Files?
by Paddy Uglow 4 years ago
I don't use Compressor at the moment, but I found out the following: One person says "If you click on the blue button on the top right corner of your screen (the one showing a magnifier icon) you can
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