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Paul Dougherty

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February 4th 2008
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Avid 8.1 Search/Find Function Not Working
by Mara Auster 4 years ago
I have several 2010-2012 Mac Pro towers and brand new 2014 iMacs running with 10.9.5 and Avid MC 8.1 on a Facilis Terrablock system over several projects. With 2 of the new iMacs the Find function in
Re: Avid 8.1 Search/Find Function Not Working
by Paul Dougherty 4 weeks ago
I'm having this same issue on Avid 2018.8
on-line forums for media managers?
by Paul Dougherty 9 months ago
Does anyone know of forums frequented by video media managers that are more about organization and procedures than technical (hardware & software) matters I m a long time editor with a newly minted li
Re: on-line forums for media managers?
by Paul Dougherty 8 months ago
Hi Chuck, Thanks for your offer, I will definitely give you a call. I wanted to collect my thoughts first. This outline will help, and provide for others some context for my original question. To reca
copy Clipboard Contents to source monitor?
by Paul Dougherty 11 months ago
I have a timeline with nine layers, I m dividing it up with splices and would like to move sections from one timeline to another. When I do I copy and paste (for reasons I don t understand) one or mor
Re: copy Clipboard Contents to source monitor?
by John Pale 11 months ago
You can set an in out then select Make Subsequence.
seeking advise on NAS for nearline archive solution
by Paul Dougherty 1 year ago
Hi, After a brief encounter with Drobo 5N unit I m trying to learn more about NAS. I don t have much expertise in this area but have a hunch the best scenario for the non-profit I m helping will invol
Re: seeking advise on NAS for nearline archive solution
by Paul Dougherty 1 year ago
Hi Bob, First off, sorry re. the companies (list), as I was finishing the post I forgot to paste in that very list from you QNAP, Synology, Netgear certainly never intended to connect you with Drobo.
LTO Archive vs. drive based "near line" storage
by Bob Zelin 3 years ago
This forum has always been an LTO tape backup forum. I cannot help to acknowledge that as the price of inexpensive NAS products from Synology, QNAP, and Netgear continue to drop in price, the reality
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Re: LTO Archive vs. drive based "near line" storage
by Neil Sadwelkar 3 years ago
While a project is ongoing, then of course, a disk based storage (or RAID) is inevitable. But some projects remain semi-ongoing over long periods of time. There, a near-line storage is preferable to L
harvest editor generated metadata & pool into one resource?
by Paul Dougherty 2 years ago
Does anyone know of a worksite where they harvest the descriptive metadata editors create while working in Premiere What I imagine is exporting the custom descriptions along with the standard fields,
export sidecar? (text without media)
by Paul Dougherty 2 years ago
I'm trying to selectively export default and custom metadata or columns for select clips with in Premiere. It seems there are limits to the columns one can export with batchlist. However I've seen ins
Re: export sidecar? (text without media)
by Paul Dougherty 2 years ago
I should add that part of the reason I'm focused on premier exports is because I would like to get the custom fields such as description, log note, etc. that editors create about clips. So even though
(procedural not technical) adding revision files to a project already archived?
by Paul Dougherty 2 years ago
This questions is part video archive, part digital collection management, part post-production workflow. I'm doing a graduate school project in digital preservation which is a case study of a philanth
Re: (procedural not technical) adding revision files to a project already archived?
by Paul Dougherty 2 years ago
Thanks Tim, good call but I'm asking on behalf of an institution that might not have the budget or computer chop's to manage tape Paul
legacy omf files off-line (but appear in Media Tool)
by Paul Dougherty 2 years ago
I'm trying to rehabilitate a legacy project that also includes OMF files. Using composer 5.5 and a new thunderbolt storage configuration the OMF files are recognized by media tool, the audio files pla
Re: legacy omf files off-line (but appear in Media Tool)
by Paul Dougherty 2 years ago
Thanks Glenn, I'm away from the folder now but I'm very confident there are video OMF files there. I guess at the center of this conundrum is that media tool is showing there are (video) clips there,
Droid the file format identification tool on a MAC?
by Paul Dougherty 2 years ago
I'm wondering if Mac users are running Droid the file format identification tool It's a free Java app from the UK national archives. I'm in a digital preservation class and the professor has recommend
play monitor behavior in Premiere 2017?
by Paul Dougherty 2 years ago
In Premiere 2017 why does the Play button default to playing what is marked instead of playing from where the playhead is parked Thanks, Paul
Re: play monitor behavior in Premiere 2017?
by Paul Dougherty 2 years ago
the regular play button as well as the space bar. If the playhead is parked before the In mark, it jumps to play from the IN (bad) However if the playhead is parked between the In & Out - it will play
OT - problem connect w a MacBook to a Sata raid via USB3 or…?
by Paul Dougherty 3 years ago
I was running a Avid on a G5 for legacy NTSC work and the G5 died. I was using a 5 drive raid (not striped but JBOD). As a alternative replacement I tried a Startech USB 3 0 to eSATA Cable to connect
Re: OT - problem connect w a MacBook to a Sata raid via USB3 or…?
by Paul Dougherty 3 years ago
Strangely the Thunder SATA Go successfully mounted all five drive in the raid but the Thunder Dock only mounts the last of the 5 (just like the usb3 adaptor). I wrote AKiTiO and they said the Go uses
checksum in archival workflow?
by Paul Dougherty 3 years ago
I'm trying help a colleague do a fairly large archiving digitizing project for a career's worth of work. As producers go he is pretty technical but not a hands-on techie per se. We can use Shotput Pro
Re: checksum in archival workflow?
by Paul Dougherty 3 years ago
Thanks Tim, I have to admit that the rsyncX suggestion (advantages)went over my head, especially as compared to ShotPut Pro Best, Paul
trying to find unique files across a set of drives (in need of backing up)
by Paul Dougherty 3 years ago
I have a question about computer archives that is not specific to video.No too long ago a sibling of mine passed away who was a pretty well known collector of all things. It's fallen on me to manage o
Re: trying to find unique files across a set of drives (in need of backing up)
by Paul Dougherty 3 years ago
Thanks Tom! I will check this out. Paul
strange sub-clip behavior, open-ended out?
by Paul Dougherty 3 years ago
I saw many people post the same problem on the Adobe forum but don't see a solution I'm at home so I can't offer the Premiere version (almost sure it's the latest) but when I edit a sub-clip into my t
Re: strange sub-clip behavior, open-ended out?
by Dennis Callan 3 years ago
Trash prefs to fix this. New subclips will no longer have this problem, but subclips defined before trashing will retain that open-end bug.
using/panning nat sound that is only on right side of stereo src track
by Paul Dougherty 4 years ago
I am working with b-roll that has a single stereo audio track, nothing on the left side, sync sound on the right. I want to add this to my timeline so that it is mono panned center, but how When it co
Re: using/panning nat sound that is only on right side of stereo src track
by Mike Buckhout 4 years ago
You can right click on the audio clip and select Audio Channels... to disable the channel you don't want, but the remaining track is still stereo and will be panned. Maybe then you can just export as
set in & out in AME? - Source Settings is greyed out
by Paul Dougherty 4 years ago
I'm still fairly new to AME (7) but have done my share of exporting from Premiere CC and see the similarities in the interface. Dumb question - in AME I'm trying to find where I can set in & out point
Re: set in & out in AME? - Source Settings is greyed out
by Paul Dougherty 4 years ago
I guess as a follow-on I'd ask why a Viewer (where one can set and in & out) is not one of the 4 default windows in the AME interface btw Joe the reason I'm not running the latest version of AME is be
import Adobe's ProRes presets results in loads of dupes
by Paul Dougherty 4 years ago
I just downloaded Adobe's ProRes presets for Media Encoder CC 2015*, the import brought them in a made nice folders for 720p, SD NTSC etc, but each preset has close top 20 dupes ! I imported the conve
Re: import Adobe's ProRes presets results in loads of dupes
by Paul Dougherty 4 years ago
I'm pretty sure now that the ProRes setting import worked just fine with AME 7. I now believe I ran into the problems with AME 8 aka AME CC 2014 Another distinction between the two version is that AME
applying blanket interpretation to files in watch folder
by Paul Dougherty 4 years ago
I'd like to create a watch folder but think one step is in order before compression of the files I'm dealing with. That step is to interpret the source files as having D1 rectangular pixels. Is this p
OT presenting non-square 601 as 4x3
by Paul Dougherty 4 years ago
How to reliably make 720x486 interlace Qt "present" as 4x3 progressive I'm preparing to do some archival work to capture NTSC video from analog tape and create digital files. I'll do my capturing with
Re: OT presenting non-square 601 as 4x3
by Paul Dougherty 4 years ago
Thanks Craig, got it. Where then, in what software app, would I set these playback specs (4x3 & deinterlace) with an eye towards them respected aka being adhered to in a modern player I don't see anyw
working directly with Avid mxf files in other programs
by Paul Dougherty 4 years ago
I'm using Media Composer to capture 1:1 lossless NTSC for archival purposes. For this project the preservation format or digital master will be ProRes. I'd like to be able to distribute the processing
Re: working directly with Avid mxf files in other programs
by Paul Dougherty 4 years ago
Tried the AAF import into Premiere. The AAF came in as a file & seq but without media. When I tried to link to the mxf, Premiere (the AAF) knew what file to ask for but when I located it got this msg
Lightrays effect in Premiere revisited
by Paul Dougherty 4 years ago
I'm trying to migrate a project I did in FCP 7 and move it to Premiere CC for a makeover. There is a signature effect in the FCP edit that was made using Glow- Lightrays*. It's a Video Effect and not
Re: Lightrays effect in Premiere revisited
by Charles Ulysses 4 years ago
No replies yet... man, this is bumming me out. Light Rays is such a useful transition option.
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codec best for bulk dvd rip?
by Paul Dougherty 4 years ago
I want to rip dvds of my own videos probably using MPEG Streamclip. (these dvds are effectively new masters) This is part of a migration strategy I'm doing as the videotape to dvd x-fers represented h
Re: codec best for bulk dvd rip?
by Jeff Pulera 4 years ago
Hi Paul, It's been a few years since I ripped a DVD with MPEG Streamclip, but I believe it can be configured to pull the original .m2v and .ac3 assets back out which should be "lossless" versus doing
Compressor "details level"... pink outlines!!!
by Paul Dougherty 8 years ago
Compressor "details level" revisited... purple pink outlines!!! In Compressor 3.5 (OS 10.63) I would up revisiting a setting used successfully with HDV (interlace) material (see below), copied the set
Re: Compressor "details level"... pink outlines!!!
by Paul Dougherty 4 years ago
No handy record of a solution or breakthrough on that, sorry Paul
x-fer properties of (many) text layers to gfx layers
by Paul Dougherty 4 years ago
I have a pretty fancy multilayer title effect build based on text titles (bought from Revostock) where the title is made with the text tool. I've been given an eps graphic of a title that I want to us
Re: x-fer properties of (many) text layers to gfx layers
by Paul Dougherty 4 years ago
Thanks Daniel. I was able to transfer the properties by hand which was tedious but not a deal-breaker. But I do want to sort this out for next time and will look into this Paul
adding blur text animation preset movement?
by Paul Dougherty 5 years ago
It's easy to add motion blur on titles moved using the regular position parameter but when the movement comes from a text animation preset, it doesn't seem to work. Is this the nature of the animal Th
Re: adding blur text animation preset movement?
by Paul Dougherty 5 years ago
My Bad - I mixed ip the column header for motion blur with the Master on off switch above it Thanks
mp4 for SD based on a iPad style default?
by Paul Dougherty 5 years ago
I've been using the iPad default in Compressor as the gold-standard for presentation, looks great and is universal since it's mp4. I'd like to use a version for SD* However when I try to amend the iPa
Re: mp4 for SD based on a iPad style default?
by Paul Dougherty 5 years ago
Thanks Craig, Since I don;t want to upgrade to the latest OS (req by the Compressor that is for sale) ...my workaround was to bring the Qt into Premier CC which defaults to export h.264 mp4, I then se
OT - Going from 23.98 dvd rip (then edited) to 29.97 dvd deliverable?
by Paul Dougherty 5 years ago
Doing a fast turnaround edit for a company I had to rip a dvd from the same company (no alternative under the circumstances) and use it extract clips to edit and eventually deliver a dvd as the finish
Re: OT - Going from 23.98 dvd rip (then edited) to 29.97 dvd deliverable?
by Paul Dougherty 5 years ago
Thanks John, esp about MediaInfo In another forum someone said "Keep everything 23.98. Your DVD player adds pulldown on playback."
not able to modify a copy of the default Compressor setting for dvd
by Paul Dougherty 5 years ago
not able to modify a copy of the default Compressor setting for dvd - field dominance In Apple Compressor I'm not able to modify a copy of the default Compressor setting for dvd (stuck on Automatic fo
Re: not able to modify a copy of the default Compressor setting for dvd
by Eric Strand 5 years ago
Hi Paul, I simply don't think you can create a 23.98 interlaced DVD; 23.98 is always progressive. @ericstrand11
OT - Going from 23.98 dvd rip (then edited) to 29.97 dvd deliverable
by Paul Dougherty 5 years ago
Doing a fast turnaround edit for a company I had to rip a dvd from the same company (no alternative under the circumstances) and use it extract clips to edit and eventually deliver a dvd as the finish
can't edit text in imported PS doc? (titles not rasterized)
by Paul Dougherty 5 years ago
I imported a PS layer doc with titles (text not rasterized) in to AE CS 5.5 Once in AE the titles do not seem editable in so far that I can't use the Text tool on that selected layer, the Text tool is
Re: can't edit text in imported PS doc? (titles not rasterized)
by Paul Dougherty 5 years ago
That was the Magic Bullet Todd, thanks so much! Paul
Animating chevron arrows
by Paul Dougherty 5 years ago
I have to create a chart with arrows that animate in a cycling way. I could take a regular arrow and apply motion tile so it keeps repeating itself going in a certain direction then applying a soft ma
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Re: Animating chevron arrows
by Paul Dougherty 5 years ago
Thanks Brian!
how do I create an thumbnail grid or matrix in photoshop?
by Paul Dougherty 5 years ago
how do I create an thumbnail grid or matrix in photoshop like a finder window of icons I have dozens, maybe hundreds and don't want to do this layout by hand Unlike a contact sheet or the finder I don
best max size, square pixel Seq setting?
by Paul Dougherty 5 years ago
I've tried to bone up on my seq setting & HD standards but am finding this answer elusive. I'm working for a client who is making web video (no TV involved). I'm sourcing a lot of material from the we
Re: best max size, square pixel Seq setting?
by Paul Dougherty 5 years ago
Good call Dave. For the last job the deliverable was a 4x3 mp4 for use in PowerPoint 960x720. So 1280x720 would have been satisfactory. 720p is probably a safe bet, just trying to hang on to all the r
problems with files in the AutoSave Vault
by Paul Dougherty 6 years ago
I got the "error unknown file" - which sent me to the vault. I'm working in an office configured by an IT not a post-production person and don't have the big picture on the network volumes I'm working
Re: problems with files in the AutoSave Vault
by Rainer Wirth 6 years ago
Hi Paul, why that is, I have no idea. You can relink. There is also a good program - from digital rebellion. A must for every FCP user. Did you try the obvious - trash preferences and repair permissio
Will the XDCAM Transfer Application allow me to convert to ProRes
by Paul Dougherty 6 years ago
I'm told that FCP 7 doesn't work with 4K XAVC. Will the XDCAM Transfer Application allow me to convert to ProRes or should I just be happy with Apple XDCAM 422 (the default) which is a form of ProRes
Re: Will the XDCAM Transfer Application allow me to convert to ProRes
by Don Greening 6 years ago
Paul Dougherty "I'm told that FCP 7 doesn't work with 4K XAVC" That's because Apple officially stopped supporting FCP7 over 3 years ago. Even though FCP7 is "dead" lots of folks, including me, still
screening half of Log & Transfer not visible
by Paul Dougherty 6 years ago
for some reason the screening (audition) part of the Log & Transfer is not visible on one of my copies of FCP7 (MacBook Pro 10.6.3) . Try as I might to expand the right side of the window, it reveals
Re: screening half of Log & Transfer not visible
by Rafael Amador 6 years ago
Run this: http: www.digitalrebellion.com prefman rafael
new(?) XDCAM twist on unsupported media msg
by Paul Dougherty 6 years ago
It's been a while since I installed Sony (XDCAM) software, hence can't remember the past particulars. However I've been given footage from a new Sony PMW-F5 Cine Alta 4K. The directory looks different
Re: new(?) XDCAM twist on unsupported media msg
by Paul Dougherty 6 years ago
In the Quick Start Guide for the plug-in (XDCAM_EX_Log_and_Transfer_Plugin_1_2_0) notice it is dated 2008 and the guide makes reference to the BPAV folder that now longer exists in this new directory
seq match orig but still have to render audio?
by Paul Dougherty 6 years ago
Sorry - old newbie question - I've been away from FCP(7) for a while and am working with ProRes Qts that have 16bit 48k audio. I start a seq and have FCP match the original, yet even though the Seq se
Re: seq match orig but still have to render audio?
by Paul Dougherty 6 years ago
My bad, one src clip is 32bit
wordPress (theme) for semi-confidential videos?
by Paul Dougherty 6 years ago
I'm looking for a WordPress video theme to use as a portfolio for screening semi-confidential videos. Security can skew lite, easy to use vs not air-tight. In a perfect word that probably means one pa
Re: wordPress (theme) for semi-confidential videos?
by Curtis Thompson 6 years ago
hello... what about the htaccess option that network solutions is offering don't you like that's a pretty standard and reliable way to do passwords on a folder. you could also just use the built-in pr
OT - sync prob w proRes files exported from good sync TL
by Paul Dougherty 6 years ago
NOTE - I also posted this in the Final Cut forum I have Canon h.264 footage (an interview) that needs to be synched up with a wave file. Did it with PluralEyes, looks good. Go to export the resulting
sync 2 tracks at once in one TL?
by Paul Dougherty 6 years ago
I was given 2 "good" wave files to sync with a camera mic video recording, is there a way to tell PluralEyes (standalone 3) there are audio recorder files that need to be sunk at once I've poked aroun
what does silo mean?
by Paul Dougherty 8 years ago
what does silo mean I'm from TV and I know it's like a mask but working with print people now and I'm not quite clear. No good answers after googling. Thanks, Paul
Re: what does silo mean?
by David Cabestany 8 years ago
To silohuetting a shape to separate it from the background, for example a person, either with a path pr a mask.
way to toggle layer on & off in mid Transform manipulation?
by Paul Dougherty 8 years ago
I'm trying line up or register a bunch of images (for animation). I'm doing it in PS (CS2) comp and using the Transform feature (I'm rotating along with repo). While in mid-transform manipulation (hav
Re: way to toggle layer on & off in mid Transform manipulation?
by Richard Harrington 8 years ago
Nope. Not while mid transformation Just try squinting real hard Richard M. Harrington, PMP Author: From Still to Motion, Video Made on a Mac, Photoshop for Video, Understanding Adobe Photoshop, Final
batch convert multi-page pdfs? (some leads)
by Paul Dougherty 9 years ago
I posted this in the main PS forum but did not get any traction after about a week. I've done some research and came across some promising leads (not using PS) but they haven't panned out. I'd prefer
Re: batch convert multi-page pdfs? (some leads)
by Paul Dougherty 8 years ago
Thanks so much Lucy!
batch process many multi-page pdfs
by Paul Dougherty 9 years ago
Using any recent version of Photoshop, how would I batch process many multi-page pdfs and convert each page into jpegs When I open a pdf manually I have to manually select one of many pages, not sure
Re: batch process many multi-page pdfs
by Paul Dougherty 9 years ago
I've done some research and came across some promising leads (not using PS) but they haven't panned out. I'd prefer to do this in Photoshop but I don't know how automate telling it to open & save *eve
XDcam dumb question
by Paul Dougherty 9 years ago
This from an editor.. can all the Sony XDcams shoot standard-def DVcam I ask because field tapes I'm getting for SD deliverable jobs are increasing shot HD but I don't own an HD deck. For bonus points
Re: XDcam dumb question
by Paul Dougherty 9 years ago
So this isn't an XDCAM question at all Well yes.. can all the Sony XDcams shoot standard-def DVcam Question answered and I'm grateful. In the case of the XDcam job there was no out-of-house transfer
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