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Files offline, re-linking wont work..
by Sean Lennon 4 days ago
Files in my sequence are offline, I've tried re-linking but no dice, Avid tells me that no clips were re-linked, whats the next step to try and get them online Thanks S
Re: Files offline, re-linking wont work..
by Pat Horridge 4 days ago
I'm Avid terms import is to create Avid media and related master clips at that moment of import. This creates Avid media files that shouldn't become unlinked. AMA linking and transcoding also produces
Current state of Avid Symphony.
by Timothy Dewey 1 month ago
Howdy folks, I've recently delved into Media Composer, coming from Final Cut Pro X and Resolve for color grading. What I'm curious about is what's the current state of Avid Symphony Is the plugin opti
Re: Current state of Avid Symphony.
by Pat Horridge 1 month ago
I'd have to agree. The colour correction was dated 10 years ago. The new addition of shapes was helpful but they can't be tracked (yet) Also hardware panels are an issue with Avid. Round trip to Resol
What is the best Bitrate for UHD 4K encoding in H264?
by Devinda Fernando 1 year 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
And as you can't have interlaced UHD some UHD content is double framerate. 50P here in the UK for sport. So 8 times the content. That's why H265 is more suitable. Half the file size for the same quali
Transcoding a subclip
by Sean Lennon 1 month ago
Hi, when transcoding a subclip created at the link to media stage, is it transcoded like any other master clip in a bin If I select the full clip in its bin and the subclip of that clip in its bin, wi
Re: Transcoding a subclip
by Pat Horridge 1 month ago
Then they aren't re linked yet. Copy the sub clips and the transcode master clips to a new bin. Ose every other bin. Select the subclip and then relink and chose the section option relink to selected
Batch digitizing (the good old days)
by Douglas Ryan 1 month ago
I was going over a workflow with my assists yesterday and was recalling the consolidating and batch digitizing process which was the norm for a generation of Avid folks. It occurred to me that maybe I
Re: Batch digitizing (the good old days)
by Pat Horridge 1 month ago
What Nobody ingest whole files unless they need the whole file. AMA link. Select what you need. Consolidate or transcode. That's the modern equivalent of batch capture. Pat Horridge Broadcast & Post C
Is it possible to change the bit and sample rate in an audio mix, once the mix sequence is already created?
by ryan elder 2 months ago
I post-produciton sound mixer made a sound mix for me of a short film. I asked for him to deliver it in 24bit 48khz in a wave file, since that is the standard format I was told to ask for, as a filmma
Re: Is it possible to change the bit and sample rate in an audio mix, once the mix sequence is already created?
by Pat Horridge 1 month ago
I'd say he should have asked. You never assume. Pat Horridge Broadcast & Post Consultant, Trainer, Avid Certified Instructor Free online Tutorials at VET digital media academy online http: vimeo.com c
Audio track only playing music, not dialogue.
by Sean Lennon 2 months ago
Hi, when I drag and drop an in and out point from the source monitor to tracks on my timeline, video and audio, in the audio track which has both music and dialogue, only the music plays. Why could th
Re: Audio track only playing music, not dialogue.
by Pat Horridge 2 months ago
Sounds like your source has dialogue on one track and music on another. When you edit the clip across either only one track is coming across or you have only the music track active. What I can say is
Importing media and it’s impact on colour space
by Maciej Chmielewski 2 months ago
Hi. I've got some technical questions related to avid and it's (or general) color managment. 1. If I import transcode file that was recoderd in log, does the transcoding process remove any information
Re: Importing media and it’s impact on colour space
by Pat Horridge 2 months ago
Well the normal workflow for grading is that the AAF or XML from the offline edit goes to the Grading system and the Grader connects to the original sources linking them to the ingested composition. S
On export AMC seems to apply a LUT
by Simon Birman 2 months ago
Hi there, I'm working on a project where the assistant couldn't figure out how to burn in the LUT before exporting the proxies from Resolve. She would add the LUT in AMC using the Source Settings menu
Re: On export AMC seems to apply a LUT
by Pat Horridge 2 months ago
How exactly are you exporting from Avid If its QuickTime and then you chose custom and then a codec like H264 there will be your problem. Mixdown to desired codec then export Same As Source. If need.
Need advice with 3/4 inch transfer to computer keeping quality up
by David Andrews 4 months ago
I have a women who has a bunch of 3 4 in broadcast tapes. She want to transfer those to her computer. She actually has some kind of high end converter with YGB but it uses firewire. Is there a firewir
Re: Need advice with 3/4 inch transfer to computer keeping quality up
by Pat Horridge 4 months ago
Dump the fire wire solution. You are limiting the data rate at best at at worst are ending up with DV compression. Use a facility that can capture uncompressed ideally. Having a deck isn't the same as
Is Pro-Res still an option for archiving?
by Robert Withers 5 months ago
I posted the below a few days ago . . . no one reacted . . . is it too newb a question Not a "problem" topic Now related, Apple will be deprecating many codecs for any post-Mojave OS's -- how will thi
Re: Is Pro-Res still an option for archiving?
by Pat Horridge 5 months ago
Your camera codec will have introduced some losses based on the day rate etc. But you can't do much about that (some use external recorders to avoid compressed codecs) Pat Horridge Broadcast & Post Co
Tape or deck damage?
by Viktor Klayich 5 months ago
Hi, Not sure if this is the right forum to ask, but I've received a few digitised files recently and a few have two bright bars left of frame. Is this due to the deck heads damaging the tape or a bad
Re: Tape or deck damage?
by Pat Horridge 5 months ago
Happy to have a conversation. Directly with them. If that helps. Find me on linked in or via my http: www.vet.co.uk website. Dealing with analogue formats was an area of expertise for me. Pat Horridge
Decent VCR for archiving VHS?
by Joel Benedict 6 months ago
I'm looking for a VCR I can use to backup and archive certain VHS tapes. Not all movies, shows, and commercials have made it to DVD. Some studios are defunct or have shown no interest in making restor
Re: Decent VCR for archiving VHS?
by Pat Horridge 6 months ago
That should read ProRes of course. Pat Horridge Broadcast & Post Consultant, Trainer, Avid Certified Instructor Free online Tutorials at VET digital media academy online http: vimeo.com channels 75295
How to set up raid
by Andrew Crittenden 7 months ago
Hello. I just purchased a Pegasus raid, R6 WITH 6TB I have been editing a film with the latest Adobe Premiere CC My iMac is 2011, but I have updated the hard drive. I have started working with the Peg
Re: How to set up raid
by Pat Horridge 7 months ago
How many physical drives in your RAID make up the 6TB What RAID config have you got (it normally ships as RAID 5 which isn't ideal for speed) Have you run a drive speed test on the RAID and if do how
What is the difference between monitoring a progressive project as interlaced, compared to monitoring the same progressive project as PsF?
by Jimmy See 7 months ago
It confuses me both because of the actual different effects that sometimes occur when switching from one to the other, and in addition to that, the fact that there even exists the two options rather t
Re: What is the difference between monitoring a progressive project as interlaced, compared to monitoring the same progressive project as PsF?
by Pat Horridge 7 months ago
You just about covered it. Content flagged as PSF can be treated by a display device capable of progressive display as progressive. Its carried in fields for compatability with interlaced systems. Whi
How to grade a follow shot that goes from inside to outside
by Tina Tschismarov 8 months ago
This is the first time I'm grading a short film, and I'm stuck on how to colour correct a shot that follows the character from inside to outside. I'm using Adobe Premiere Pro, which I'm aware isn't th
Re: How to grade a follow shot that goes from inside to outside
by Pat Horridge 8 months ago
Add a key frame just as the shot moves from in to out (bur still inside) then add a key frame when fully outside. Grade the inside shot against that first keyframe. Then grade the outside shot against
Confusion over FHA (Full Height Anamorphic)
by Alex Smith 8 months ago
Hi, I've been searching high and low for info on this topic but the results I've found have been few and far between so I'm hoping that someone here can please clear this up for me! (this is my first
Re: Confusion over FHA (Full Height Anamorphic)
by Pat Horridge 8 months ago
The specs supplied are technically incorrect. PAL is a composite analogue delivery. They are asking for a custom raster size as listed. The content has to look correct at that raster size as shown at
Editing Feature length on Resolve 14
by Ayodele Banjo 1 year 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 year 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
Unable to get decent quality when exporting :(
by Mark Noyce 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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
Best Audio level for premiere
by Adam Berch 1 year 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 1 year 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,
RED R3D Workflow from FinalCut Pro X to Resolve 14
by Xavier Peypoch 1 year 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 1 year 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
need a new professional monitor ( curved vs flat )
by Manish Choudhary 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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
AVCHD to DNXHD question
by Bryce Douglass 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 &
Could Resolve 12 kills traditional NLEs ?
by Fred Jean 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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
The death of QuickTime as we know it
by Oliver Peters 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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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