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AMA linking not available? - IMPORT QUESTIONS
by matt chapman 4 days ago
Hey guys- Making the jump from Premiere to Avid. Have a bunch of footage for messing around with. A few questions, I've reviewed the (ANCIENT... 2013) "Getting started fast with Avid Media Composer" f
Re: AMA linking not available? - IMPORT QUESTIONS
by Pat Horridge 4 days ago
Sounds to me like you have selected RGB 709 as your color space in the project format tab. In RGB you can only work in 1:1 or 4:4:4:4 Change it to YCBCR 709 and you get codec choices. Pat Horridge Bro
Sound editing for broadcast
by Lena Gregorian 1 month ago
Hello all, Ive been asked as an assistant editor to change the sound level due to distortion in the sound The only instruction was make the sound -18 Does anyone know what it means I think that the vo
Re: Sound editing for broadcast
by Pat Horridge 1 month ago
Lots of Broadcasters now use Loudness as a measure of volume. It is possible to miss the audio well even outside a dub but you need the skills to know how to read the levels and balance it well. And i
Editing Feature length on Resolve 14
by Ayodele Banjo 1 month ago
I am considering editing a feature length movie on Resolve 14 studio. I want to be able to show the director producer edit and grade at the same time as well as deliver a DCP without having to leave t
Re: Editing Feature length on Resolve 14
by Pat Horridge 1 month ago
While it's probaby possible resolve lacks the offline tools that make long forum edits easier. Media management for a start and then all tge other tools for sorting sifting bin views etc. That's why m
What is the best Bitrate for UHD 4K encoding in H264?
by Devinda Fernando 1 month ago
The default the Premiere Pro gives for 1920x1080 encoding in H264 codec is: Target Bitrate: 32 Mbps Maximum Bitrate: 40 Mbps What would be the ideal for 4K UHD (3840x2160) This is not for YouTube or V
Re: What is the best Bitrate for UHD 4K encoding in H264?
by Pat Horridge 1 month ago
You can only compare output datartar to input if the codec is the same. But as pointed out by others bumping up the output data rate too high will produce a file that is difficult or impossible to pla
Exporting Premiere Project for AVID
by Simon Bienert 2 months ago
I am working as a DIT on a project in without timecode. Syncing video and audio was quite a feat and now the editors need an export in DNxHD MXF OP-Atom for postproduction in Avid and I am working in
Re: Exporting Premiere Project for AVID
by Pat Horridge 2 months ago
I'm teaching a whole section on Technical Supervision over the next few weeks to Uni students. It's such an important element of a Production. Errors an issues like this are so easily avoided if you h
Unable to get decent quality when exporting :(
by Mark Noyce 2 months ago
Good morning, I m hoping someone can help me I need to provide a private link to view a feature film for some reviewers so decided to try exporting a h264 file which I could then upload. However the q
Re: Unable to get decent quality when exporting :(
by Pat Horridge 2 months ago
How can you expect a few maps to compare to hundreds for the DCP I trust you are scaling the H264 to sub HD frame size And how ate you making the H264 The encoder used has a big impact on qulaity. Mul
Step forward field by field in CS6?
by Kell Smith 3 months ago
I just want to check the field motion step pattern on some clips. In the monitor you can show both fields, but is it possible to step field by field I'm on CS6.
Re: Step forward field by field in CS6?
by Pat Horridge 3 months ago
I don't think there is a field step command like Avid. You can change which field is displayed. So you can toggle field. But it's a bit of a dance to check a series of frames. You end up looking at fi
Is there an efficient way to copy comments from subclips to the master clips counterparts?
by Jimmy See 3 months ago
I'm working on a project that records dual system sound. Every batch of rushes comes in and is ingested, and then sunc to external audio files using auto-sync and source timecode. One of the added adv
Re: Is there an efficient way to copy comments from subclips to the master clips counterparts?
by Pat Horridge 3 months ago
Nor done this for a while but you used to be able to export an ALE from a bin of your subclips and import it into your masterclass bin and merge the data. You'd need to test it first but that maybe wo
Batch import not all audio tracks ie A1-3 just A1 gets imported
by Ricky Milling 4 months ago
Recently downgraded to 8.4.5 as i need it for another project. However, another one currently working on, everything is linked fine apart from audio for a pick up day. Here the audio seems to be offli
Re: Batch import not all audio tracks ie A1-3 just A1 gets imported
by Pat Horridge 4 months ago
With batch import there is an option to override the initial import settings. It's an extra bit ton you select and then you can override the track selection. Pat Horridge Broadcast & Post Consultant,
Alternatives to pricey Sorenson Squeeze software?
by Stuart Baker 4 months ago
This is follow up from an earlier thread. Important: If you purchase a new Mac to run Avid Media Composer, and it comes loaded with Sierra or High Sierra, you will not be able to transcode your media
Re: Alternatives to pricey Sorenson Squeeze software?
by Pat Horridge 4 months ago
Honestly if you need to encode files you get what you pay for and Squeeze is a great encoder. If the quality of you encoded files is important then the investment is worth it. I'd go squeeze everyone.
Best Audio level for premiere
by Adam Berch 4 months ago
Hi, What should I set my audio levels at so it sounds good but does not peak Right now I have them set at -12db. I could still go to -6 without it peaking. What is the best level for Audio Thanks
Re: Best Audio level for premiere
by Pat Horridge 4 months ago
Controlling dynamic range is key and running just under peak during post. That maximises the bit depth during post. Then drop the gain as required for export. Pat Horridge Broadcast & Post Consultant,
Running Avid on a new, standard iMac. Compatability?
by Stuart Baker 5 months ago
Hello, I'm trying to find a low cost, Mac based solution for running the current version of Avid Media Composer. For what I'm doing (I won't bore you with the details) I don't need to do anything crea
Re: Running Avid on a new, standard iMac. Compatability?
by Pat Horridge 4 months ago
To be sure Google the reade for the version of MC you intend to run. It will list supported OSs Pat Horridge Broadcast & Post Consultant, Trainer, Avid Certified Instructor Free online Tutorials at VE
Color Grading in Avid: too dark
by Julia Dunlavey 5 months ago
I'm fairly new to Avid, and very new to color correction. I've been grappling with this footage for a while and can't seem to find the magic formula to make it look normal. I have two takes, both shot
Re: Color Grading in Avid: too dark
by Pat Horridge 5 months ago
If you have AMA linked the Red footage then under source settings you can adjust the clip as a pregrade step to get it closer. You can then grade using the colour corrector. The auto tools are ok for
RED R3D Workflow from FinalCut Pro X to Resolve 14
by Xavier Peypoch 6 months ago
Hello, I am working on the color correction of a short that was made in final cut pro x. Due to the heavy files of the Scarlett Camera, I have decided to transcode the media to more manageable files (
Re: RED R3D Workflow from FinalCut Pro X to Resolve 14
by Pat Horridge 6 months ago
You add the R3D files to the media pool. Then import the xml and link to the media pool. Pat Horridge Broadcast & Post Consultant, Trainer, Avid Certified Instructor Free online Tutorials at VET digit
Best way to handle ama sd pixel aspect ratio issues
by Kell Smith 6 months ago
I have a 720p project and am trying to figure out the best way to handle sd AMA'd clips when it comes to aspect ratio. The clips are weird dimensions - 716x480, 712x478, 710x480, 702x480 and more. I t
Re: Best way to handle ama sd pixel aspect ratio issues
by Pat Horridge 6 months ago
Frame flex should solve it but you may have to manually adjust them. Pat Horridge Broadcast & Post Consultant, Trainer, Avid Certified Instructor Free online Tutorials at VET digital media academy onl
need a new professional monitor ( curved vs flat )
by Manish Choudhary 6 months ago
i need a new professional monitor my questions is... 1. is it good to go with curved monitor if color is important 2. how about editing workflow on premiere pro and after effects 3. to confused about
Re: need a new professional monitor ( curved vs flat )
by Pat Horridge 6 months ago
Curved monitors give a distorted view because the camera has a flat sensor. To shoot for a curved screen you would need to shoot with a special lens. Curved displays are nothing less than a gimmick. P
Moving full-length film from FCPX to Premiere
by Rob Garver 6 months ago
Hello -- I have the latest 12.0 version of Premiere Pro, and the early 2016 version of FCPX, 10.2.3. I cut a full-length film on FCPX, and I want to move the entire project to Premiere Pro. I am worki
Re: Moving full-length film from FCPX to Premiere
by Pat Horridge 6 months ago
I'd echo that. Finish in the app you started with. If that isn't suitable for the whole process it wasn'T the right app. Pat Horridge Broadcast & Post Consultant, Trainer, Avid Certified Instructor Fr
Transcoding HEVC/H265
by Jon Hensen 7 months ago
Trying to find the right tool to make new UHD generations (ProRes DNx) from from some H265 footage. Anyone know of any plugins for MC or Premiere Is there only 3rd party software that can handle this
Re: Transcoding HEVC/H265
by Pat Horridge 7 months ago
Pretty sure the current pro version of squeeze handles H264 and that could transcode to Avid Media. Bet it will be slow though! Pat Horridge Broadcast & Post Consultant, Trainer, Avid Certified Instru
AVCHD to DNXHD question
by Bryce Douglass 7 months ago
Hello, I just started using Resolve and I noticed I can use the media management of resolve 14 to transcode my timeline into DNXHD LB 8 bit. IS this actually worth it What' I'm looking to do is to tri
Re: AVCHD to DNXHD question
by Pat Horridge 7 months ago
You need to understando the difference between long GOP formats and data rates and frame based formats. You can't compare data rates between them directly. Pat Horridge Broadcast & Post Consultant, Tr
Colours ruined after import (not QT)
by Simon Fly 1 year ago
Hi, so there are many many threads regarding the same issue in this forum, but most of them boil down to the Quicktime Gamma bug, and I doubt that this is the problem in my case, since I do not use a
Re: Colours ruined after import (not QT)
by Pat Horridge 1 year ago
Well I'm an Avid user mainly so I just AMA link. Ensure no color adapters are applied (Avid like to try and apply the correct mapping) then I know what I see is unchanged by anything. I can then add L
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Understanding the resolve workflow: Exporting Quicktime vs DNxHR for 4k project
by Ben Gustafson 1 year ago
Hi all - I'm working on an edit in Premiere Pro CC. The timeline is 4k. The final project will be 1080, but I'd rather keep my timeline 4k. When baking via Premiere (Render and replace), I'm faced wit
Re: Understanding the resolve workflow: Exporting Quicktime vs DNxHR for 4k project
by Pat Horridge 1 year ago
Don't lets confuse wrappers and codes. QuickTime is a wrapper as is MXF,WAV, AIFF DNxHR is a codec as is ProRes, JP2K So you are looking at a codec choice. DNxHR or Cineform. Pat Horridge Broadcast &
AME Encodes different from PPro encodes...read on
by Duke Sweden 1 year ago
ok, take one video clip. Export media. Choose DNxHD DNxHR etc format. Preset DNxHR 4K 24p. This will give C4K dimensions, 4096x2160 24p. If I encode using Premiere Pro, that is precisely what I get, a
Re: AME Encodes different from PPro encodes...read on
by Pat Horridge 1 year ago
Sounds like the rcport ends up UHD at 3840 wide. And is then padded back to 4096. Pat Horridge Broadcast & Post Consultant, Trainer, Avid Certified Instructor Free online Tutorials at VET digital medi
29.97 to 24fps while keeping audio the same
by Bryce Douglass 1 year ago
I filmed a documentary intended for television so I filmed it in 29.97. Now a major festival wants to show it but won't show it in 29.97. Can I just export my project to 24fps or will that not look ri
Re: 29.97 to 24fps while keeping audio the same
by Pat Horridge 1 year ago
Your aquision frame rate needs to be the same as your delivery framerate. Framerate conversion is always a compromise. If you keep duration unchanged then you have to lose frames so either fluid motio
Could Resolve 12 kills traditional NLEs ?
by Fred Jean 3 years ago
Is it the end of the roundtrippin saga I'm quite impressed I must say, maybe probably more than with the latest years on Autodesk Smoke. Considering also that BM owns Eyeon Fusion...(and this is also
Re: Could Resolve 12 kills traditional NLEs ?
by Pat Horridge 3 years ago
No question yet more work will move onro resolve. But its still not got tge ribust media management a lot of editing work needs. Pat Horridge Technical Director, Trainer, Avid Certified Instructor Fre
Job oppertunity London Post House Audio Protools
by Pat Horridge 3 years ago
VET is looking for a tech op ProTools Asst and someone who can record V Os. Additional duties will be edit asst (Avid mainly) and some encoding. We image the person will have been a runner and tech as
Re: Job oppertunity London Post House Audio Protools
by Ty Ford 3 years ago
Hello PAt and welcome to the Cow Audio Forum. There is also a Jobs page on the site. https: jobs.creativecow.net Regards, Ty Ford Cow Audio Forum Leader Want better production audio : Ty Ford's Audio
GUI video playback in EDIT window is very jittery / stuttery - output over SDI is fine, so is color page.
by Nat Jencks 3 years ago
This is something I've been wondering about for awhile, it doesn't bother me much since I spend 99 % of my time in the color page and I'm playing out to an SDI projector and display, but why is the pl
Re: GUI video playback in EDIT window is very jittery / stuttery - output over SDI is fine, so is color page.
by Pat Horridge 3 years ago
It's always been like that. But as the edit functions where so poor it mattered little. Unless V12 improves the edit playback performance those new edit functions will be of little use. Pat Horridge T
Broadcast
by Stepan Ko 4 years ago
Hello all So the question is... Submitting for broadcast! I understand the basics but if people could correct me and add I would really appreciate it (Or maybe there is a whitepaper on this somewhere
Re: Broadcast
by Pat Horridge 4 years ago
VET doesn't run any scheduled online courses as such. We mainly delver short courses of a day to 3 days and there's a lot to cover to bring an online editor upto broadcast delivery standard. We do cou
Anyone need an AJA Kona K3 breakout Box (or 7)?
by Pat Horridge 4 years ago
I have 7 of them that are going begging. They will join the great metal recycling factory in the sky in the next day or so. If you want one and can collect from Shoreditch London UK ( I won't post out
Anyone need an AJA Kona K3 breakout Box (or 7)?
by Pat Horridge 4 years ago
I have 7 of them that are going begging. They will join the great metal recycling factory in the sky in the next day or so. If you want one and can collect from Shoreditch London UK ( I won't post out
Broadcast Monitor Color Calibration
by Aaron Barton 5 years ago
Hey everyone, Do any of you have any advice on calibrating broadcast monitors other than calling in a technician I've been trying to research for a lower cost solution, but I can't seem to find anythi
Re: Broadcast Monitor Color Calibration
by Pat Horridge 5 years ago
There are a few issues to consider. Firstly monitors change as they age. So you need to regularly re-calibrate to ensure they are accurate. We have a Sony Grade 1 HD CRT and that is calibrated before
The death of QuickTime as we know it
by Oliver Peters 5 years ago
With Mavericks, QTX player only supports H264 and ProRes. Other codecs in MOV containers are converted to these two codecs. Presumably this also includes uncompressed media, which FCP X can still expo
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Re: The death of QuickTime as we know it
by Pat Horridge 5 years ago
Last I heard H265 was expevted 2014. The same quality as H264 but half tge fike size. But 3 times tge encoding decoding effort. Si that 2 hour H264 encide will now take 6 hours! And its in an aging QT
LTO6 Budget Solutions
by Scott Goddard 5 years ago
As LTO6 is now shipping I am looking to round up a few solutions to fit different (mostly low) budgets. These would be mainly single desktop drive with a SAS controller (PCI) Mac based setup. My quest
Re: LTO6 Budget Solutions
by Pat Horridge 5 years ago
Of course the StorageDNA job software and MiniMAM creates an Archive catalogue and you can search that without the tape being present and compile a restore "ticket" ready to run against the actual tap
CATDV and StorageDNA ?
by Pat Horridge 6 years ago
Anyone using CATDV as a front end to StorageDNA LTO-5 Pat Horridge Technical Director, Trainer, Avid Certified Instructor VET Production Editing Digital Media Design DVD T +44 (0)20 7505 4701 F +44 (0
Re: CATDV and StorageDNA ?
by Pat Horridge 5 years ago
We got our StorageDNA setup just after xmas and it took us a day to set it up. We went with the 8 tape library setup. So we have a 1U rack mont unit that houses the LTO-% drive and 2 magazines that ho
Nice thread on the future of the Mac Pro on the Videoguy's forum
by Herb Sevush 5 years ago
http: forums.creativecow.net thread 346 13960#13960 Interesting thread, especially this post by Gary Bettan: ( As a note, in case you are unaware, the DIY designations are specs for do-it-yourself bui
Re: Nice thread on the future of the Mac Pro on the Videoguy's forum
by Pat Horridge 5 years ago
I think they're spot on and many folks have seen the writing on the wall for this for some time now. Apple and FCP-X is going to be the way forward for an increasing amount of content creation and tha
Why should we buy Asset Managment software?
by bryson jones 6 years ago
May offend some, but this is a real-world case where no one knew what asset was approved and which one was "not to be used!" http: www.nydailynews.com news national denver-station-airs-fake-dirty-cove
Re: Why should we buy Asset Managment software?
by Pat Horridge 6 years ago
The other danger of being to organised before implementing (or looking at a DAM) is that you can end up being inflexible and trying to bend the solution to fit your current needs. Whilst most products
CATDV and VidChecker
by Pat Horridge 6 years ago
I see VidChecker can talk to a MAM via API. Has anyone actually got that to work http: www.vidcheck.com vidchecker.asp Pat Horridge Technical Director, Trainer, Avid Certified Instructor VET Productio
Re: CATDV and VidChecker
by bryson jones 6 years ago
We've been contracted to do it for a post house in LA but only via drop folder. (Yeah, that's cheating.) We will likely do a full integration in a later phase. It's a SOAP http API so there'll have to
The Patent Thing
by Bill Davis 6 years ago
Interesting article on Gizmodo where Jesus Diaz argues that the Apple patent victory is a huge win for computing. In part... "The truth is that Apple's win only kills the shit smartphones and the unim
Re: The Patent Thing
by Pat Horridge 6 years ago
Interesting for me as I have a first hand experience of how the Apple Samsung dispute seems to be panning out. I used to Own an iPhone and had it 18 months. Nice device but I became frustrated by how
So if Avid goes under, then what?
by Andrew Kimery 6 years ago
Branching off from the thread about Avid selling off its consumer line of products and seemingly gloomy financial outlook (http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 335 38711), what happens if Avid can't
Re: So if Avid goes under, then what?
by Pat Horridge 6 years ago
Nothing really unexpected here. Makes sense to rationalize the product portfolio. Staffing reductions would logically follow that. Impossible to know what is going on behind closed doors but check out
desperate: FCPX hangs on boot up
by Jack Niedenthal 6 years ago
Using iMac i7, Lion 10.7.4, FCPX 10.05 with all event project files booting from an external hard drive. I did a lot of work on a full length feature film yesterday, everything went fine. Never had a
Re: desperate: FCPX hangs on boot up
by Pat Horridge 6 years ago
We don't edit with FCPX, only do training for others on it currently. But I find it hard to believe it doesn't have autosaves and a attic for recovery of work. However I suspect it's all embedded in t
Blackmagic Cinema Camera - edit workflow using 12 bit RAW CinemaDNG
by Rick Lang 6 years ago
http: www.blackmagic-design.com products blackmagiccinemacamera workflow Blackmagic Design specifically mentions it s new cinema camera is perfect" for use with Apple s Final Cut Pro X editor. I under
Re: Blackmagic Cinema Camera - edit workflow using 12 bit RAW CinemaDNG
by Pat Horridge 6 years ago
I can appreciate that but there is a lot of interest from Avid users. There's been a massive move from FCP to Avid and from the FCP side round tripping via color is very similar to Avid round tripping
Black Magic HD Extreme 3D+ Analogue Inputs
by Pat Horridge 6 years ago
Setting up on an Avid V6 and SDI with embedded Audio works fine but if I select Analogue XLR audio and SDI video I get no audio input. However if I select Composite or SVideo with XLR analogue Audio I
Decklink HD Extreme 3D and Media Composer 1 frame timecode offest
by Pat Horridge 6 years ago
Sorry crossed posted int he Avid forum as well: But have setup 2 new systems with the Decklink Extreme cards for Media Composer V6 and installed the 9.5 driver. Testing using BITC capture of SDI SD co
FCPX on multiple computers?
by Shane Trowbridge 6 years ago
I bought X a few months back for my one macbook pro. I am now working on a second Macbook pro and I want to put X on it as well. I was under the impression that you could put X on multiple computers w
Re: FCPX on multiple computers?
by Pat Horridge 6 years ago
It's not so different to the old legacy FCP A simple serial number. No real protection. Pretty sure Apple where happy for ftudents and the like to "share" and help FCP spread. Because every copy neede
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