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Pat Horridge

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February 22nd 2012
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Avid and 4k... too early?
by Michael Lindsay 4 days ago
Hi there.. We have just bought a new Z840 (12coreX2 with a Quadra k5000) for our main edit suite.. I can put the NitrusDX back in play BUT 4k is a growing need! Is anyone really using BM or AJA cards
Re: Avid and 4k... too early?
by Pat Horridge 3 days ago
I wouldn't yet. AJA IO has been good but a few glitches since 8.3 BM is a life of hurt. Laggy. Issues with tge card, drivers. Had one editor walk away it was so bad. Pat Horridge Technical Director, T
Re-linking to a seperate drive.
by John Keating 2 weeks ago
Hi, I am having trouble with something that is probably ridiculously simple. I have consolidated my c300 footage to my local drive and it works fine. I have taken those consolidated files and copied t
Re: -linking to a seperate drive.
by Pat Horridge 2 weeks ago
Oh and of course rename the avid mediafiles folder on the local drive until you have check the media move is ok. Then delete that local media. Pat Horridge Technical Director, Trainer, Avid Certified
moving project from avid 6 to avid 7
by Jonathan Ehrlich 2 weeks ago
hi, I have a project that I have been working on in Avid 6 and I want to switch to Avid 7. Is there something I have to pay attention to Can something go wrong I know I probably wont be able to open t
Re: moving project from avid 6 to avid 7
by Pat Horridge 2 weeks ago
Don't move projects between major versions. Make a fresh project with the same name and move bins. Moving media is fine. Going up versions is ok. Going down should be avoided. Pat Horridge Technical D
Moving shots between projects
by Ross Spears 3 weeks ago
I am sure that this will sound dumb, but I cannot recall how to move a shot that was digitized mistakingly into one project into the proper project. It was done a year or so ago by an assistant and I
Re: Moving shots between projects
by Pat Horridge 2 weeks ago
You can move a master clip in a bin to a different project. You can even reveal the media files and physically relocate them. But take care if they are Avid media files that they are in a valid locati
Color Grading back to AVID
by fernando alves 3 weeks ago
Hello Everybody, I dont if this workflow I am doing is correct: After the final cut I send an AFF to the colorist. Then the colorist relink the AAF with the original material (he has all the original
Re: Color Grading back to AVID
by Pat Horridge 3 weeks ago
No that's wrong. DnX36 isnt finishing quality. You should be able to put the prores clips in an Avid media folder and relink your sequence to that media. If its ProRes then you need to be a Mac to do
Suggestions for Incremental Backup Software?
by Jerry Sneede 3 weeks ago
I'm using AVID on a PC and would like to setup backup software to do automatic incremental backups. Any suggestions for software I've been using Mac mostly before now, so I'm kind of out of the loop h
Re: Suggestions for Incremental Backup Software?
by Pat Horridge 3 weeks ago
We got a StorageDNA system. Tge key is it uses LTFS file system. No propriety software to restore files. You can use an AAF from Avid to tell StoragwDNA what to Archive or restore. And the next versio
Avid Everywhere
by Sean Davison 3 weeks ago
Is anyone using this Is anyone editing from home while linking in to Rushes on a central server Id love to hear from anyone who is really using this in anger... Life on the Bleedin' Cutting Edge.... w
Re: Avid Everywhere
by Pat Horridge 3 weeks ago
I know of a post house that is using some of it. Media Composer cloud which allows a remote Media composer to access a facilities interplay and ISIS storage over a modest broadband connection. It take
H264 uprez issues in Avid Media Composer
by Alexandra Susi 4 weeks ago
Hello, I'm having issues with my avid project. I've imported my H264 files in a 3:1 resolution to do my offline editing. I've uprez'd them to get the full resolution as original h264 (after changing t
Re: H264 uprez issues in Avid Media Composer
by Pat Horridge 4 weeks ago
Import or AMA linked If imported then have batch imported at finishing quality And of so at what resolution. Pat Horridge Technical Director, Trainer, Avid Certified Instructor Free online Tutorials a
16GB vs 32GB RAM for transcoding/converting
by Don Mick 4 weeks ago
Hello again folks! The place where I intern is trying to make the most use of resources they have. They want to take a i5 iMac with 4GB of ram and upgrade it to either 16GB or 32GB. This iMac would be
Re: 16GB vs 32GB RAM for transcoding/converting
by Pat Horridge 4 weeks ago
I'd agree with Michael. 16GB enough for single application use. 32GB if more than one in use. Pat Horridge Technical Director, Trainer, Avid Certified Instructor Free online Tutorials at VET digital m
16-bit or 24-bit audio?
by Oscar Gotti 5 months 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 3 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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
Considering a move from Premiere Pro
by Steve Brame 11 months ago
Because of other issues I discussed in a separate post, it was decided that I should uninstall reinstall PPro CC and see if that cleared things up. That was done overnight, and this morning, when I op
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Re: Considering a move from Premiere Pro
by Pat Horridge 11 months ago
Well being a moderator on the Avid community forums I can say thetes great support there. And Avids official support has always been top notch. With the new Media Composer 8 subscription model all use
Web and Broadcast - progressive or interlaced
by Gavin Williams 11 months ago
Hi Am shooting footage that will end up on the web and broadcast - I am using a C100 with the Ninja 2. Should I shoot progressive or interlaced And which is easier to convert to the other in post Than
Re: Web and Broadcast - progressive or interlaced
by Pat Horridge 11 months ago
You can deinterlace interlaced footage but making progressive into interlaced is harder. However most broadcasters will take P content as long as its in an I timeline. It depends on what you content i
Anyone need an AJA Kona K3 breakout Box (or 7)?
by Pat Horridge 12 months 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 12 months 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
Exporting to DVD
by Oliver Smith 12 months ago
So my footage was shot with a frame rate of 29.97. When I come to export to DVD-mpeg2 in PAL it won't let me change the frame rate so this is going to give me a funny shadow effect. How do I get aroun
Re: Exporting to DVD
by Pat Horridge 12 months ago
Your shadow looking frames are blending due to the framerate conversion. You'd do better to convert to 25fps first and be happy with that result then burn a DVD. Don't forget regions are only relevant
720 29.97fps issue with BM hardware
by Pat Horridge 1 year ago
Have a simple job to do that unusually isn't in out native 1080 50i format. It's for laptop playback so we are opting for 720P 29.97fps I have a PC set up with a BlackMagic Ultra bridge I O and that w
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Re: 720 29.97fps issue with BM hardware
by Pat Horridge 1 year ago
But wont this give me a 50 or 60 fps output file at then end Which I don't want as the source is 29.97. I don't really care what the IO does to make that output playable but I need the sewuence to be
Broadcast Monitor Color Calibration
by Aaron Barton 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 3 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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Ben Scott liked this 3 years ago
Re: Finally Resolve working on Z800
by Pat Horridge 1 year 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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
Decklink Extreme 3D card and Resolve for playout?
by Pat Horridge 2 years ago
Ok is anyone able to do Resolve to tape playouts with the Decklink 3D Extreme card via it's 9 pin RS422 port Ours won't talk to our Sony HDCAM or the Sony HDCAM SR deck we hire in. It just doesn't see
Re: Decklink Extreme 3D card and Resolve for playout?
by prathvish hegde 2 years ago
it works for us on the Linux resolve haven't tried on a mac one but it is a bit tricky . # if you want to insert a clip you should write down the in and out by going to the recorder and then connect a
Why should we buy Asset Managment software?
by bryson jones 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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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