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Paul Carlin

I was born in sunny California with an all-encompassing thirst for knowledge, which has led me down numerous and disparate paths.

With an equal mixture of left and right brain attributes, I am not just creative but also possess a knack for technic... [more]
Member Since:
September 22nd 2004
194 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Burbank, California
EDL Output
by Dan Newton 8 years ago
Hey Hope all is well... I have completed my first OFFLINE edit and waiting for approval from the client. Now if it does get approved by the client I need to send the EDL to the online supplier who wil
Re: EDL Output
by Paul Carlin 2 days ago
I know this is an old post, but so is my guide to exporting EDLs. http: www.sparkwizdom.com 2010 02 how-to-output-edl-from-avid-media.html
Basic timeline editing question
by Paul Carlin 1 week ago
I am cutting video clips (with audio) into a music video timeline. When I Overwrite the clips into my timeline, the source audio always follows, going so far as to create a new audio track if my A1 is
Re: Basic timeline editing question
by Paul Carlin 1 week ago
Seems I was stuck in some destination track selection hell. As you can see, the top timeline doesn't allow me to enable or disable the source side, as it does allow on the lower timeline. After clicki
30/60p into 24p timeline yielding choppy playback
by Duke Sweden 2 weeks ago
I've followed the proper steps, created a project with everything set to 24p, dropped, on two different timelines, a 30p and a 60p clip, and set "Retime" to Nearest, but the results are choppy. Is tha
Re: 30/60p into 24p timeline yielding choppy playback
by Paul Carlin 1 week ago
Obviously, 30 frames don't fit into a 24 frame timeline. Every fifth source frame will need to be lost, causing jerky movement. Nearest does exactly that. It uses the nearest frame. 30 24 = 1.25, ther
'Winning' NAB vs winning new users
by Andrew Kimery 5 months ago
With the fast and furious updates to Resolve, BM has been 'winning' NAB for a number of years now, but that show floor success doesn't seem to be turning into a boatload of new customers using Resolve
Re: 'Winning' NAB vs winning new users
by Paul Carlin 5 months ago
If I was an up and coming YouTuber, the new 4K pocket camera and the included Resolve software would be very interesting to me. I appreciate BMD for putting so much effort into improving their product
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Timecode issue: Exported length not matching project length. Matches if I bring it back in
by Ryan Ritchey 9 months ago
So I've edited a 23.98 project (with 23.98 source) in FCP X that is exactly 1:05:00:00 on the timeline. But when I export the project, and play it in QuickTime, or Mpeg Streamclip, the playback length
Re: Timecode issue: Exported length not matching project length. Matches if I bring it back in
by Paul Carlin 9 months ago
23.976 and 23.98 are the same thing. 23.98 is the rounded off version of 23.976. The difference between the two would not explain 3.8 seconds of discrepancy. The difference between 29.97 and 30 fps ov
Editing RED media without audio?
by Paul Carlin 10 months ago
Complete newbie question. When editing R3D files with embedded audio into my timeline, Resolve insists on taking the audio with it. How can I disable the source audio so that Resolve ignores the audio
Re: Editing RED media without audio?
by Paul Carlin 10 months ago
I did that and it created new audio tracks below the existing audio track.
Export EDL with no black events
by Paul Carlin 2 years ago
Is it possible to export an EDL without the black (BL) events - Paul
Re: Export EDL with no black events
by Paul Carlin 1 year ago
Through my connections I was able to speak directly with the people at Adobe. While they were interested in my laundry list of issues dealing with exporting EDLs, I got the distinct impression that th
Reactions to today's Apple Event
by Mark Suszko 2 years ago
Placeholder until the live event starts. Though you're as always and inevitably, free to speculate beforehand.:-)
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Re: surface on the new macpro
by Jason Watson 2 years ago
Jeremy Garchow "I understand why you may not trust Apple (go buy a Surface and report back, I'm sure many of us would be curious of your experiences), but they also demoed FCPX, Photoshop, and Phil S
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Paul Carlin liked this 2 years ago
Avid Media Composer 3.5 and .m2t files *ERROR*
by Brandon Awesome 9 years ago
I have 13 .m2t files that I captured a month ago, each about an hour long, that I am trying to import into Avid. The footage was shot on Canon XH A1 at 24F. (I know Avid know supports the Canon 24F no
Re: Avid Media Composer 3.5 and .m2t files *ERROR*
by Brandon Awesome 9 years ago
-Me That worked perfectly! Thanks! -Brandon
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Paul Carlin liked this 3 years ago
Avid to Premiere Pro workflow
by Paul Carlin 3 years ago
I have a project in Avid that I wanted to port over to Premiere Pro. In the Avid all the media is DNxHD 36. In Premiere, I recaptured all the media to the camera original HDV. Having worked on Smoke F
Re: Avid to Premiere Pro workflow
by Andrew Kimery 3 years ago
I haven't worked with DNxHD 36 but I assume it's too low quality (even when the source is HDV) to finish with and that's why you aren't using it in PPro What if you capture as online quality in Avid a
The difference between all of these compositing and VFX programs?
by Richard Cali 6 years ago
I'm an amateur editor using FCP X and after effects but I'm interested in learning more about vfx compositing motion graphics. Can someone explain the differences between after effects, smoke, flame,
Re: The difference between all of these compositing and VFX programs?
by Paul Esteves 3 years ago
A showreel can't be 10 minutes, I watched 1 minute and got too frustrated and closed it. I don't need to see you putting all the elements on an off.. Just the final shots.
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Paul Carlin liked this 3 years ago
Sub frame audio editing
by Jockomo 12 years ago
Is it possible to trim or shift audio withen a frame in premier pro, or do you have to export your audio to audition to be able to do that
Re: Sub frame audio editing
by mike velte 12 years ago
Click on the wing menu in the upper right corner of the timeline and choose "Audio Units".
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Paul Carlin liked this 3 years ago
Subtitles in Resolve
by Paul Carlin 4 years ago
I want to create subtitles in Resolve as "soft" titles (i.e. a Lower Third Middle Title). Can Resolve accept a text file XML whatever and build subtitles from that For example, Smoke has the ability t
Re: Subtitles in Resolve
by Paul Carlin 4 years ago
That's brilliant. I can reverse engineer the FCP XML. Then I should be able to script a solution to convert a text file into a FCP XML. Thanks! Now all I need is to purchase FCP X. - Paul
Premiere footage conformed to 23.976 importing as 29.97
by John Carrithers 4 years ago
Hello, I have a project I'm trying to import into Davinci Resolve Lite from Premiere. It has several dolly shots I shot at 29.97 and conformed in premiere to 23.976 using the interpret footage option
Re: Premiere footage conformed to 23.976 importing as 29.97
by Paul Carlin 4 years ago
Take the 29.97 into After Effects and render it out as a dpx image sequence. Image sequences don't have "embedded" frame rates. Import the image sequence into your Premiere 23.976 project and make sur
Hotkey to set Virtual Sliders to default settings?
by Paul Carlin 4 years ago
For a keyboard and mouse only setup on a iMac, is there a way to "click" the virtual sliders back to the default setting For example, Command-click the numeric value and it snaps back to the original
Re: Hotkey to set Virtual Sliders to default settings?
by Marc Wielage 4 years ago
Yes, double-click on the letter (R, G, B, Y) and it will go back to normal. Center-mouse drag brings all the sliders up. I'm not one of them, but there are colorists (even successful ones) who use onl
framing lines for shooting 2.39 on a 7D?
by Paul Carlin 4 years ago
In the ideal world I would like the Canon 7D to have the option to display frame lines for shooting 1.85 and 2.39 center extracted images. Perhaps under the GRID options menu (A 1 3 weighted 2.39 comm
Re: framing lines for shooting 2.39 on a 7D?
by Paul Carlin 4 years ago
I answered my own question: Magic Lantern allows for custom crop marks. For example, http: www.sawomedia.de magiclantern cropmarks
Touch screen device simulation
by Randall Taylor 4 years ago
Hey All! So, I'm not sure if this is the right place, but would anyone happen to know the best way to shoot a first person view from a touch screen device I guess the idea is to show the user's finger
Re: Touch screen device simulation
by Paul Carlin 4 years ago
I would suggest posting this question in the After Effects forum. To answer the question... Use a clear piece of glass. Mount the glass firmly in place between the camera and subject. Lock everything
Title safe area
by Peter Filarski 5 years ago
Hi everyone ! I've got a little problem with action title safe area. The question is should I adjust the text to these lines while creating my video The movie will be sold on DVD. It is pretty hard to
Re: Title safe area
by Paul Carlin 5 years ago
You specified that you are delivering a DVD, so this may not apply to you, but I wanted to expand for those who search and find this question later. If you are delivering for a client, ask for the del
Avid HDV to Premiere Pro HDV transcoding
by Paul Carlin 6 years ago
Let's say I wake up tomorrow morning and want to take my enormous 1 TB collection of Avid MXF media (HDV 1080i) and want to use it with Premiere Pro. Is there an easy way to transcode this The data in
Re: Avid HDV to Premiere Pro HDV transcoding
by Paul Carlin 6 years ago
I tried to import a MXF into Premiere 5.5 and it gave a "this file has an unsupported compression type" error. Audio MXF files work fine. I suspect that the AVID HDV codec is not supported. Question t
Resolve conform with gaps
by Paul Carlin 7 years ago
I'm trying to figure out how to make Resolve conform (or preconform) a timeline with gaps instead of black using EDLs. Every time I conform an EDL with the Resolve it replaces BL with actual slug of b
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Re: solve conform with gaps
by Paul Carlin 7 years ago
Autodesk Smoke and Flame do not export AAF or XML. They are finishing tools, so why would you... right Well, except when it comes to color grading. Autodesk products only export EDLs and the only othe
Falling seriously out of love with Apple
by Neil Weaver 8 years ago
It occured to me recently that out of the entire Final Cut Studio suite, about the only part of it I'm still using these days is FCP. It just seems that Apple are really dropping behind the curve on d
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Re: Falling seriously out of love with Apple
by Paul Carlin 7 years ago
I suppose Apple just ended this thread with the latest FCP X.
5.1 Audio Submix and the LFE channel
by Paul Carlin 13 years ago
I am going crazy trying to assign a single mono track to ONLY the LFE channel of a 5.1 submix. Is this possible Once again, I would like to assign one of my mono tracks to ONLY the LFE channel. I don'
Re: 5.1 Audio Submix and the LFE channel
by Paul Carlin 8 years ago
Seems simple enough. Not.
Render Error
by Stuart Fellows 11 years ago
I'm trying to render a small clip. One solid layer with a 3D Warp (Zaxwerks) applied. I also have a camera set up. I'm just providing these details in case they are relevant. Output to a tiff sequence
Re: nder Error
by Paul Carlin 8 years ago
For a short term overnight solution... Try rendering in batches to frame sequences. That way you can pick up where you left off. Once completed, convert the frame sequence to whatever you are deliveri
14:3 or 16:9
by david rodriguez 8 years ago
Hello, Probably a silly question for most of you but i am still confused about this. I have some video which is filmed in 4:3. In final Cut i have set the project as 4:3 and i have burnt as 4:3 When p
Re: 4:3 or 16:9
by Paul Carlin 8 years ago
To convert 4:3 to 16:9 you need to "center cut" the video. Scale it up 133.33%. You will, of course, lose 25% of the top and bottom of the image. You may need to "pan and scan" on a shot by shot basis
Exporting full resolution in FCP
by Neil Davis 8 years ago
Hello everybody, I'm a newbie with FCP so any help would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance...... Soooo..a friend of a friend gave me a bunch of footage to edit, which I gladly did. He was not sur
Re: Exporting full resolution in FCP
by Paul Carlin 8 years ago
There is no camera that records 960x540 and uses the Apple Intermediate Codec. Someone transcoded the original media into the QuickTimes you now have. If you want to deliver the best possible quality,
How to change timecode on quicktime source files?
by Jay Cornelius 13 years ago
Any idea of an app or util that easily changes the timecode on source files clips
Re: How to change timecode on quicktime source files?
by Paul Carlin 8 years ago
I realise this is an old thread, but here is a modern answer... QtChange from VideoToolShed. $25 http: www.videotoolshed.com product 42 qtchange
Batch Capture using Log & Transfer, not Capture!
by Paul Carlin 9 years ago
1) If you Batch Capture a clip it either a) Opens the Capture from Tape window or b) Opens Log and Transfer window. I want to override this behavior. I have a QuickTime ProRes file that were created u
Re: Batch Capture using Log & Transfer, not Capture!
by Paul Carlin 8 years ago
Maybe you didn't get the memo, but Apple has removed the PRO from FCP and will be releasing a new version in April called Final Cut Amateur... but it will have no new features, not support 64-bit, and
Similar network path for all Mac computers
by Paul Carlin 9 years ago
I'm having a brain fart and can't figure this one out... it is really a basic question, so don't read too much into it. I want to use Qmaster on mulitple macs to render a command line application. I n
RED demosaicing explained?
by Paul Carlin 9 years ago
Is there a resource for what is going on under the hood of RedAlert and Redline I'd like to know exactly what all those buttons do... in a conscience and technical explanation. Has anyone tried to exp
Re: RED demosaicing explained?
by Paul Carlin 9 years ago
Excellent, thank you.
A vector drawn line between two points
by Paul Carlin 12 years ago
Currently I am drawing a line between two points using the Effects Generate Beam. Problem is when I move towards the layer in 3D Space, the layer pixelates and falls apart. I tried increasing the size
Re: A vector drawn line between two points
by Paul Carlin 10 years ago
Ah, old memories... I created a Yellow Line in Illustrator that was 900 x 10 pixels. I actually made it a dashed line for creative reasons. Then my idea was to anchor the left edge of the line to the
Color Correction Mac Vs PC
by Laurie Turner 11 years ago
I have an After Effects Project that looks great on my IMac with Intel, and when I export it as a quicktime movie it still looks good. When my co-worker watches the quicktime on his PC, the color look
Re: Color Correction Mac Vs PC
by Paul Carlin 10 years ago
Short answer: Mac is historicaly 1.8 Gamma and PC's are 2.2 Gamma. If you color correct at 1.8 and display at 2.2, it will be washed out gray and desaturated. You need to look at your workflow and mak
FCP 2 and SONY HVRDR60 (or .M2T file)
by cutetara 11 years ago
Hi Guys, I'm working with Final Cut Studio 2 and I also have a SONY HVRDR60 Hard Disk recorder. Basically, the sony HDR records the files as .M2T file format and the FCP does not recognize it. I have
Re: FCP 2 and SONY HVRDR60 (or .M2T file)
by Paul Carlin 10 years ago
Solution: http: www.sony.ca hdv HVR-DR60_60i products HVR-DR60 soft.html#A2
Importing a 23.976 NTSC EDL into Avid
by Paul Carlin 10 years ago
Has anyone ever been able to import a 23.976 EDL into the Avid The keyword here is IMPORT. Using EDL Manager, open a 23.976 EDL and send it to Avid as a sequence. Note how the record and source timeco
Re: Importing a 23.976 NTSC EDL into Avid
by Paul Carlin 10 years ago
I have found more info about this issue from an Avid Whitepaper on Metadata. See... http: www.avid.com resources whitepapers avidmetadata_wpv2.pdf They mention that the 23.976p NTSC, 24p NTSC and 23.9
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