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Pat Horridge

Member Since:
February 22nd 2012
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Blog: does the Avid care about your video? Yes, unless you want to use it for a file upconvert SD interlaced video non-square pixels to interlaced HD
by Scott Freeman 22 hours ago
Mixed Raster Dimension Width and Height Sizes as Original Tapeless Sources seems common place in the video reconforms. Here are some preparing tools using the Avid Bin and ingested master clips that I
Re: Blog: does the Avid care about your video? Yes, unless you want to use it for a file upconvert SD interlaced video non-square pixels to interlaced HD
by Pat Horridge 13 hours ago
Not quite sure why you have the title "Yes, unless you want to use it for a file upconvert SD interlaced video non-square pixels to interlaced HD" Upconverting SD interlaced to HD interlaced is a comm
How Do You Move Audio In Timeline to Another Track?
by Gabrielle Mitchell 2 days ago
I'm learning Avid Media Composer using Lynda. However, I'm also working on a project. The project has external audio recorded, and I want to sync it with the video, but I can't seem to move the clean
Re: How Do You Move Audio In Timeline to Another Track?
by Pat Horridge 2 days ago
With smart tool enabled just click to select the audio element of the clip. (ensure the grouping option is off above the smart tool selection or you will select Video and audio. But that shouldn't hap
Playback Stuttering
by Chip Hess 3 days ago
I am working on a short project, but we are drawing on a lot of footage. Recently playback has gotten rather dodgy. I am looking at creating a new user and perhaps a new project and bringing in those
Re: Playback Stuttering
by Pat Horridge 3 days ago
Simple test to do. Create new project and drag a few clips from media tool into a fresh bin. Do they play ok If not its an issue with playing the media. If ok then its project or seq issues. Go back t
Understanding MC icons
by Avi Lev 6 days ago
I would like to find out what all the icons inside the Timeline means For example, I'm looking at the video track, there is one clip with a rectangle icon with a single letter T ( ). Do I have to gues
Re: Understanding MC icons
by Pat Horridge 6 days ago
Read the documentation. Better yet do an Avid MC101 course. Great manual and instruction. If using Avid is important to you then investing in understanding it should be important as well. Before Avid
Converting video to 25fps on import and in timeline
by Marcus Doherty 3 weeks ago
Hi everyone, I'm currently assistant editing on a documentary sorting through archival footage that is 29fps. We will be exporting the finished film at 25fps. Upon importing the clips I converted them
Re: Converting video to 25fps on import and in timeline
by Pat Horridge 3 weeks ago
If you use the source setting option to change the clips frame rate from its native fps to the projects fps you are telling MC to ignore the fps of the clip and play it at the project fps. So for a 29
Avid exporting quicktimes with blown-out art cards.
by Skylar Moran 4 weeks ago
Hello! I've been having this reoccurring issue with Avid in that when I export my sequences, they come out with all the art cards looking blown out and losing a lot of contrast. My clients like to use
Re: Avid exporting quicktimes with blown-out art cards.
by Pat Horridge 4 weeks ago
As Michael says. Sounds like full scale levels not being mapped to 709 levels on the way in. Scopes scopes scopes. Even without scopes in colour correction mode you can bring up Y waveform and see out
Uninstalling QuickTime/Windows
by Danny Finch 1 month ago
So I heard about Apple not committing to updating QT security settings for Windows. It's just a matter of time before the IT police at my company uninstalls it without letting me know first. What are
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Re: Uninstalling QuickTime/Windows
by Pat Horridge 1 month ago
I posted something on this: https: www.linkedin.com pulse rip-quicktime-pat-horridge trk=prof-post Basically it looks like folk are: Uninstalling QT. Re-associating all QT files with another player (l
Avid and QT
by Chip Hess 1 month ago
Can Avid run without Quicktime We are on a PC Avid system at work, and apparently Apple is advising uninstalling QT on Windows machines. Newly discovered security issues. Of course I advised holding o
Re: Avid and QT
by Pat Horridge 1 month ago
You don't need QT to run MC. Without QT you lose QT impot and export options. There are suggestions online to reduce the risk QT presents. https: www.linkedin.com pulse rip-quicktime-pat-horridge No o
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uninstalling/installing media composer
by Rafael de la Uz 1 month ago
Hi I'm facing a recurrent problem that I can't solve. Every time I try to update my MC 8 the installation I get he Installation fail error, but the software gets updated anyway. Application Manager sa
Re: uninstalling/installing media composer
by Pat Horridge 1 month ago
I'd download the full installer for the version of MC you have. Run that. You will then have the uninstaller for that version. You can then completely uninstall using tge uninstaller and reinstall. Bu
What are the best export settings and technique PERIOD for Youtube and Vimeo out of AVID
by Terry Leahy 2 months ago
Hi Guys, Every time I export anything, Youtube or Vimeo claims it has difficulty identifying the file. Typically I'm just trying to export a 1080p H.264. Now I use many systems in my process including
Re: What are the best export settings and technique PERIOD for Youtube and Vimeo out of AVID
by Pat Horridge 2 months ago
Just as Job says. Same as source export then squeeze. No point trying to do it within MC Pat Horridge Broadcast & Post Consultant, Trainer, Avid Certified Instructor Free online Tutorials at VET digit
Blog: AMA "Link to Media..." and then transcode, create sequence with transcode, and then relink back to the original AMA "Link to Media..." master clip
by Scott Freeman 9 months ago
Once a show has been edited and locked, I am handed a Bin with the offline sequence to reconform for online. In my online reconform digitizing ACSR Media Composer world, every frame has to make the on
Re: Blog: AMA "Link to Media..." and then transcode, create sequence with transcode, and then relink back to the original AMA "Link to Media..." master clip
by Pat Horridge 9 months ago
Most Post Houses I've done work with batch rename files sources that don't contain UMIDs. So tapeless formats are separated based on their robustness in Post. Formats like Red, Alexa, P2, XDCAM and ot
ProTools VO operator London UK
by Pat Horridge 9 months ago
Looking for an up and coming ProTools operator. Ideally already handling simple VO session but looking to expand into a fuller Dubbing mixer role for a Hoxton based Post house. ProTools 10 setup and a
Sound Assistant / Technical Operator in Post Production
by Pat Horridge 11 months ago
Vacancy: Sound Assistant Technical Operator in Post Production The Sound Assistant Technical Operator joins VET s talented Resource Team and reports to the Post Production Director. Technical training
Could Resolve 12 kills traditional NLEs ?
by Fred Jean 11 months 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 11 months 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
Premiere Pro: Nonsmooth Dissolve Transitions, Why is That?
by David Laurent 11 months ago
On Premiere Pro, when I put two different unconnected clips together and add a dissolve transition in between for smoothness, parts of the following & previous scenes that were cut out appear in the f
Re: Premiere Pro: Nonsmooth Dissolve Transitions, Why is That?
by Pat Horridge 11 months ago
Are the clips from a longer piece of material Sounds like your clips arent seperate. The disolve needs additional frames after the end and additional frames before the start. To fix trim the end of th
Why should we use premiere?
by Scott Cumbo 12 months ago
I'm just curious as too other peoples opinions on this... First I'll tell you a little background. I work on 2 live sports shows for Viacom Spike TV, we cut all the non-live elements for those shows (
Re: Why should we use premiere?
by Pat Horridge 12 months ago
How long will the hardware that runs FCP legacy keep working How fast can you turnaround a repair of a dead system How will that impact you delivery ability. Is running an old OS a security issue As l
Job oppertunity London Post House Audio Protools
by Pat Horridge 12 months 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 12 months 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 1 year 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 1 year 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
16-bit or 24-bit audio?
by Oscar Gotti 2 years ago
Hello, In my sequence there is a mix of audio files, some with 16-bit audio and some with 24-bit audio. What is the difference Is it just safer to export in 24-bit every time And if I have a 16-bit se
Re: 16-bit or 24-bit audio?
by Pat Horridge 1 year ago
If it's 48KHz it's likely to be 16bit. 192Khz should be ok for AAC audio. 320Kbps may sound slightly better. Pat Horridge Technical Director, Trainer, Avid Certified Instructor Free online Tutorials a
Importing an avid project with dnxhd-mxf into premiere pro cs6?
by stefan baumgartner 2 years ago
Hi there, I have an avid project which I would like to transfer to premiere pro cs6. I exported .aaf from the Media Composer imported it into PPro and tried to connect with the Avid Media Files which
Re: Importing an avid project with dnxhd-mxf into premiere pro cs6?
by Pat Horridge 2 years ago
Yes you can use AAF to move a sequence and move the MXF media over. But not all the effects will translate so it works better with simple edits. I'd normally provide a guide video mixdown and then rem
Broadcast
by Stepan Ko 2 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 2 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
When is the next update?
by Dustin Parsons 2 years ago
I'm excited about the next update for Premiere but am curious if anyone knows when it will be released The new masking tool looks cool but what I'm most looking forward to the inclusion of some keyboa
Re: When is the next update?
by Pat Horridge 2 years ago
Why do they have to keep subscribers happy We're all paying our monthly subscription fees updates or not. That's why I preferred the old idea of paying for updates. More incentive to innovate then. Le
Anyone need an AJA Kona K3 breakout Box (or 7)?
by Pat Horridge 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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
Finally Resolve working on Z800
by Pat Horridge 4 years ago
Finally got our new Z800 running Resilve 8.2 We'd built it to the BM config spec but had issues with the Quadro 4000 card and the lack of 280.26 driver support. We even ordered a GTX 580 3GB card as a
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Re: Finally Resolve working on Z800
by Pat Horridge 3 years ago
Sorry for the delay! My solution was to install the Quadro 4000 drivers and then install the GTX 580 drivers. I think the 580 drivers end up being the ones in use but as the GPU card is the most impor
New Professional LCDs vs Low cost Broadcast monitors
by Damien Letexier 3 years ago
Hi guys, Here is my first post, even if I have been following the cow for a while now ! I am lost regarding the variety of monitors you can use. I know that for HD-TV you should set your monitor to RE
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Re: New Professional LCDs vs Low cost Broadcast monitors
by Pat Horridge 3 years ago
First off all "TVs" differ in the way they look and thats before tge user starts tweaking with all tge menus. So comparing to a TV is a lost cause. That's why we use reference monitors that should sho
LTO6 Budget Solutions
by Scott Goddard 3 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 3 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
importing titels and video mix downs from avid
by Martin Halm 3 years ago
i have an avid MC 6 project using only AMA files (canon 5d)and some titels and background clips made in avid (DNxHD 185) importing the AAF in resolve works fine - i gave the original files a tape name
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Re: importing titels and video mix downs from avid
by Pat Horridge 3 years ago
If you need to pass a videomixdown or similar. Then in Avid export it as a file and either re-import or AMA it. But as said the grade should be Raw elements not titles or effects. Pat Horridge Technic
CATDV and StorageDNA ?
by Pat Horridge 3 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 3 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
Update: Resolve on new 2012/13 iMacs
by Peter Chamberlain 3 years ago
Hello all, I'm pleased to report that we have tested the late 2012 21" and 27" iMac 13,2 systems and both are suitable for Resolve 9.0.4. The specific configs we tested are 21.3" iMac 13,2 with 3.1 GH
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Re: Update: Resolve on new 2012/13 iMacs
by Pat Horridge 3 years ago
The Z820s have PCIe 3 buses presumably if you can get a PCIe 3 GPU card(s) that will have an impact on throughput Pat Horridge Technical Director, Trainer, Avid Certified Instructor VET Production Edi
Nice thread on the future of the Mac Pro on the Videoguy's forum
by Herb Sevush 3 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 3 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 4 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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
Service: VET Ltd
by Pat Horridge 4 years ago
London England, United Kingdom Broadcasting   DVD   Training VET Ltd Television Production     DVD and Blu-ray Authoring     Filmmaking BTEC in engineering. Various Sony
Black Magic HD Extreme 3D+ Analogue Inputs
by Pat Horridge 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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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