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Pat Horridge

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February 22nd 2012
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migrating from 6.5 to 8 and back
by Desireena Almoradie 4 days ago
Hi all, I just found out that Scripsync does not work on MC 8. I have been editing on 8 since the new year, and now I need to downgrade to be able to use Scriptsync again. If I uninstall 8, will I be
Re: migrating from 6.5 to 8 and back
by Pat Horridge 3 days ago
You need to have the latest point release for bin compatibility. But even then many features from V8 can't be understood. Iike frame flex and LUTs Pat Horridge Technical Director, Trainer, Avid Certif
Mediacomposer 5.5 and 6.5 on one machine
by Teun Groenendijk 4 weeks ago
HI, Is it possible to install Mediacomposer version 5.5 and version 6.5 on one machine. I had one PC (Windows 7, 64) running with 5.5 with support of the Adrenaline HD. and on another PC (same configu
Re: Mediacomposer 5.5 and 6.5 on one machine
by Pat Horridge 4 weeks ago
Dual boot is the only way to do it. But you then have 2 OS's to manage etc Pat Horridge Technical Director, Trainer, Avid Certified Instructor Free online Tutorials at VET digital media academy online
Migrating projects back and forth between AVID 7 AND AVID 8
by Jake Frader 1 month ago
Does anyone know if I can go back and forth from Avid 7 and 8 (Open a project in Avid 8, then the next day open a project in Avid 7, and vice versa ). Will the project files remain intact Any help wou
Re: Migrating projects back and forth between AVID 7 AND AVID 8
by Pat Horridge 1 month ago
You need to have the latest point release for V7 which is 7.0.4.2 Also easier and safer to not swop projects just bins and media. Pat Horridge Technical Director, Trainer, Avid Certified Instructor Fr
How do I load "Offline media" from a friend's timeline
by matt chapman 1 month ago
Hey y'all! I have a friend whom I am trying to help out with on an edit that they have. They performed the first edit in AVID and brought it to me. I have not used Media Composer too much but have the
Re: How do I load "Offline media" from a friend's timeline
by Pat Horridge 1 month ago
To avoid odd project setting coming across I prefer to make a fresh project of the same name (so media shows up in media tool under that project) the copy and paste bins from old project into new proj
16-bit or 24-bit audio?
by Oscar Gotti 4 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 2 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
MC Support Contract Still Available
by Robert Ober 2 months ago
Hey Folks, Not connected to these folks other than a customer, but this is good news for folks that missed the deadline. http: www.videoguys.com blog E Avid+Editors+We+Are+Still+Accepting+Orders+durin
Re: MC Support Contract Still Available
by Pat Horridge 2 months ago
I also know other resellers are still taking orders. I suspect Avid is allowing some slack for the order backlog. Pat Horridge Technical Director, Trainer, Avid Certified Instructor Free online Tutori
Relinking transcoded files to original AMA
by Jessey Riley 2 months ago
Hi everybody, I'm having an issue with relinking files. I have a transcoded sequence with xdcam media where the media is all offline. Every clip in the sequence has a .new.01 after it (I.e. F3_0215_01
Re: linking transcoded files to original AMA
by Pat Horridge 2 months ago
Do you still have any bins of the original AMA linked clips or know how they were ingested, Transcoded Transcoded clips lose timecode if the framerate isn't the same as the project framerate. Pat Horr
Avid Media composer monitors not working
by zain bintariq 2 months ago
i am new to this software but monitors doesnt work it get still even audio play fine, on both files ama and mxf problem is still there video doesnt work it get stuck on one frame audio works fine any
Re: Avid Media composer monitors not working
by Pat Horridge 2 months ago
Graphics card or display drivers. Do you have a supported Nvidia card and what driver version are you using Pat Horridge Technical Director, Trainer, Avid Certified Instructor Free online Tutorials at
Importing an avid project with dnxhd-mxf into premiere pro cs6?
by stefan baumgartner 7 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 7 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 9 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 9 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 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 2 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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