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Paul Nordin

In addition to being a freelance Director of Photography and Colorist, I am owner of a full-service commercial audio post production and recording studio: El Mundo Bueno Studios, located in Emeryville, CA.
Member Since:
April 16th 2003
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Emeryville, CA
Hard Crashing 2009 Mac Pro problem
by Paul Nordin 4 years ago
Well, I ve got a problem that I am scratching my head over with the 2009 Mac Pro I use with Resolve. 6 months ago I went through a bunch of upgrades to keep it humming, and avoid buying an entirely ne
Re: Hard Crashing 2009 Mac Pro problem
by Robert Ober 4 years ago
Paul Nordin "Any help or insights would be more than welcome!" You need to take down to the barest system that will run Resolve and see if it is stable then build back from there. If you have the ori
Adding Softness or Feathering after you key framed the power window
by lou Cannizzo 5 years ago
Hi everyone, Just discovered that if I animate my power window via keyframes, I am crap out of luck adding softness to it. that is, unless I want the feathering to go in & out on each keyframe. Is the
Re: Adding Softness or Feathering after you key framed the power window
by Paul Nordin 5 years ago
That one (importing roto info from Mocha), while we all wish would be a simple import, is still fairly easy. Its three not too onerous steps. 1. Do the roto work in Mocha 2. copy the roto into into a
Eyeon Fusion now Black Magic Fusion 7.5 is out, light version free, No OSX
by Helge Tjelta 5 years ago
For bigger setup the pricetag is $995 Still, windows only... we'll just have to wait... Helge
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Re: Eyeon Fusion now Black Magic Fusion 7.5 is out, FREE !!!!
by Walter Soyka 5 years ago
Simon Ubsdell "Said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO: Now, with the free version of Fusion, everyone from individual artists to the biggest studios can create Hollywood caliber visual effects and m
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Logitech G13 and Resolve 11
by Paul Nordin 5 years ago
I recently upgraded to Resolve 11, and my Logitech G13 no longer is working in Resolve. I'm running on Maverick 10.9.4 on a 2010 MacPro. Can anyone confirm deny that the current G13 driver works with
Re: Logitech G13 and Resolve 11
by Paul Nordin 5 years ago
Thanks for the encouragement. I found buried in the configuration setting for the G13 a switch to turn off Hardware Acceleration of the G13 software. That did the trick. _______________________ EMB St
Best Gpu accelerated cards for Resolve and Cubic
by Matt Louie 5 years ago
Reposting from another thread. I have a Mac Pro (2012 tower) with cubix attached with currently 2 Quadro 4000's. My concern is only with coloring and transcoding in DaVinci resolve. My current choice
Re: Best Gpu accelerated cards for Resolve and Cubic
by Perry Trest 5 years ago
No, the 780s are not flashed for Mac. They live in the Cubix. The Quadro 4000 is used for GUI and is a Mac version, hence the boot screen. GPUs sitting in your Cubix can be for PC or Mac. Perry Trest
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Best Gpu accelerated cards for Resolve and Cubic
by Matt Louie 5 years ago
Reposting from another thread. I have a Mac Pro (2012 tower) with cubix attached with currently 2 Quadro 4000's. My concern is only with coloring and transcoding in DaVinci resolve. My current choice
Re: Best Gpu accelerated cards for Resolve and Cubic
by Paul Nordin 5 years ago
Perry, has your 780 been EFI updated for the Mac Just wondering if in your configuration you loose the boot screen. _______________________ EMB Studios www.EMBstudios.com Emeryville, CA ______________
A perfect storm
by Paul Nordin 5 years ago
Clearly gods of technology have released the dogs of conforming. I just finished an XML based conform of a feature from Premiere Pro CC to Resolve 10.1.5, and for the first time I am not having to spe
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Re: A perfect storm
by Margus Voll 5 years ago
I will have interesting one next week. My bet is no clean way to go with it. -- Margus http: iconstudios.eu https: vimeo.com iconstudioseu videos DaVinci 10, OSX 10.8.5 MacPro 5.1 2x2,93 24GB GUI 4000
Is the new EVGA 780 6GB card a no-brainer for Resolve?
by Paul Nordin 5 years ago
I'm in the process of upgrading my aging MacPro (2009) with 2 new processors (6core each), 48gb of faster RAM, and new GPI cards (TBD). Big thanks to Jake Blackstone for outlining this upgrade on RedU
Re: Is the new EVGA 780 6GB card a no-brainer for Resolve?
by Margus Voll 5 years ago
You may even in some point get rid of the RR and put in one more 780. On paper if cubix has the power then it should work. I have 780 older model and 4000 as gui and 5k material in 2k timeline is RT a
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Best NLE for correcting audio/noise reduction ? ?
by Shravan Ram 5 years ago
Guys, when you don't have a sound editor,and you're in charge of the audio editing as well ,in which the MAIN thing is reducing background noise hiss while improving vocals ,which software has the bes
Re: Best NLE for correcting audio/noise reduction ? ?
by Paul Nordin 5 years ago
When I'm wanting quick and dirty, and don't want to take the time to bring the audio into protools for sweetening, I use SoundSoap. It is very easy to use, and does a great job at cleaning up backgrou
Removing flicker from high-speed video - footage embedded
by Graham Quince 10 years ago
Hi everyone, One of our science teachers recently shot some footage using the Casio EX-F1 camera, which can shoot up to 1200fps. The room was well lit, though we didn't bring in additional lights and
Re: Removing flicker from high-speed video - footage embedded
by Paul Nordin 5 years ago
Filip, Normally, I don't like to resurrect old threads. But, I was on a shoot in the woods at night last week, shooting overcranked and our kinoflo, which was used for fill had a flickering tube for s
Monster Cable Ties
by Paul Nordin 6 years ago
OK, here is a really stupid question. But its been bugging me for at least 15 years. Mostly I outfit my studio with Mogami and Canare. But I do have a smattering of Monster mic and instrument cables l
Re: Monster Cable Ties
by Paul Nordin 6 years ago
Thanks guys. So Its pretty much as I thought. Monster standardized on a center mount tie which is too big for most cables and requires a less-than-elegent wrap. David, I agree. RipTies are the bomb. _
Premiere CS6 roundtrip?
by Ben Edwards 7 years ago
Done a bit of googeling and searching forums without lock. What is a good way to do a Resolve Premiere Pro CS6 rountrip Ben -- Ben Edwards - Freelance Picture Editor http: www.funkytwig.com Macpro1,1
Re: Premiere CS6 roundtrip?
by Paul Nordin 7 years ago
This is the NO1 issue for me WRT using Premiere. I really like CS6 in all other respects. For long form projects, the only success I've had is in PPro: 1. break the edit-lock sequence into 20min reels
Normal / Full Range
by stig olsen 7 years ago
Hi, Some more talk about this... I have always worked normal range, exporting mxf to Avid, and mastered in Smoke Flame for TV. When I took my (TV-commercial) normal range file to another post producti
Re: Normal / Full Range
by stig olsen 7 years ago
Gabriele, Its been a long time since I stopped listen to all that nonsense you are serving on this forum. There are enough of well skilled technicians here that is more than willing to share their exp
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More GPU power for CS6 users
by Tom Daigon 7 years ago
http: www.geforce.com whats-new articles article-keynote #sf4056679 Tom Daigon PrP After Effects Editor www.hdshotsandcuts.com Mac Pro 3,1 8 core 10.7.3 Nvidia Quadro 4000 24 gigs ram Maxx Digital Are
Re: More GPU power for CS6 users
by Paul Nordin 7 years ago
I could be wrong, but this card uses SLI tech on-board to enable both GPUs. Adobe doesn't support SLI, instead opting for the Maximus approach to enabling multiple boards. So, not sure if this will wo
One year later...
by Mark Raudonis 7 years ago
Just got back from NAB 2012, and lots of people asked me, " If you hadn't changed yet, would you still make the same decision today to switch to Avid " My answer "Unequivocally, YES I would." There we
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Re: One year later...
by Paul Nordin 7 years ago
I hate beating a dead horse, but Words that make me cringe and look for a different thread that isn't an endless circular boring conversation with no new information. _______________________ EMB Stud
Export xml sequence only
by Jeffrey Levenstone 7 years ago
Hello Everyone, When I try to export my timeline as a xml sequence. Premoiere pro cs 5.5 exports the entire project, inclusive bins. I want to export to Resolve. Thanks in advance
Re: Export xml sequence only
by Paul Nordin 7 years ago
This current method that PPro uses of exporting the full project in XML exports is OK with Davinci Resolve. In Resolve's "load" XML process Iin the Conform page, when you select your PPro XML file, in
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CS 6 and Speedgrade
by Ron Pestes 7 years ago
Hey everyone, I am wondering if anyone knows if when I send a sequence to Speedgrade in the upcoming CS 6 if it will then work in Encore. PP sends a DMX (or is it a DPX) file to Speedgrade and I am wo
Re: CS 6 and Speedgrade
by Paul Nordin 7 years ago
Encore has no problems working with DPX files. _______________________ EMB Studios www.EMBstudios.com Emeryville, CA _______________________
project transcode?
by Andrew Gingerich 7 years ago
I've been cutting a project in native AVCHD (.MTS files shot on the Sony FS100), with the intention of conforming the media used in my finished sequences to DPX files for grading in Resolve Lite. My q
Re: project transcode?
by Paul Nordin 7 years ago
Feel your pain Andrew. I haven't opened FCPx so can't help you there. Another option might be to transcode all the footage you are using in your sequence to DPX with AME, or with Squeeze via it's watc
Resolve v9 - NAB 2012 Highlights
by Peter Chamberlain 7 years ago
For those not in Vegas we had a great day today and a chance to demo our Resolve v9. Here are some highlights. Peter Interface re-designed to streamline the grading process o Fast user login by enteri
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Re: Resolve v9 - NAB 2012 Highlights
by Paul Nordin 7 years ago
I also spent some time with Warren at the BM booth. Nice guy! Yes, V9 does support alpha channels embedded in clips. He demoed this for me by bringing a greenscreen shot with alpha in Prores 4x4 and R
DVD Replication/Duplication Questions
by Tyler Foulkes 7 years ago
I didn't know where to post this so I figured since I am using Adobe Encore I would post it under the Adobe Encore section. I am at the stage in my production of figuring out how to print my DVDs and
Re: DVD Replication/Duplication Questions
by Paul Nordin 7 years ago
Welcome to the wonderful world of NTSC Pixel Aspect Ratios. NTSC m2v files are really only designed to be displayed via a DVD player. Software inside the player (whether a software player on your comp
Washed colors out and gamma whacked BluRay renders
by Paul Nordin 7 years ago
I'm struggling with a BluRay render for two different project, trying to hit Monday's Cannes deadline. I've rendered out masters from Davinci Resolve in DPX-10bit format. Conformed the masters in Prem
Re: Washed colors out and gamma whacked BluRay renders
by Paul Nordin 7 years ago
Well, what I ended up doing was pulling my master render into AE and changing the color space to Rec709. My renders from that comp match my grade in Resolve exactly. Looking back, I may add a output L
When i render, the blacks become grey
by Alberto Fontana 7 years ago
Good morning. I recently formatted my computer (changing from ATI to NVIDIA) and i'm experiencing a very strange problem with AE CS5.5. When i render with AE, the resulting video is lighter than the o
Re: When i render, the blacks become grey
by Paul Nordin 7 years ago
I'm having the same problem on my MacPro system. (OSX 10.3.7, CUDA 4.1.29, Nvidia driver 270) is there a way for me to make a similar switch to the NVideo config _______________________ El Mundo Bueno
BluRay render quality washed out
by Paul Nordin 7 years ago
I'm struggling with a BluRay render for two different project, trying to hit Monday's Cannes deadline. I've rendered out masters from Davinci Resolve in DPX-10bit format. Conformed the masters in Prem
Re: BluRay render quality washed out
by Jeff Greenberg 7 years ago
Some thoughts off the top of my head. First, can you pump a set of 10 bit colorbars through the process (to see how they get degraded.) What's your setup for Premiere Pro sequence type There's no DPX
Ultrascope Minimum System Requirement Need Updating!!
by Andrew Stone 8 years ago
Hello Blackmagic People, After suggesting to Gregorio Paolini that he essentially RTFM on the Ultrascope system requirements, I am now apologizing to him. Sorry Gregorio, the Blackmagic info is woeful
Re: Ultrascope Minimum System Requirement Need Updating!!
by Paul Nordin 8 years ago
Yeah the lack of current info for certified systems is really a drag. 6 months ago I had this same problem. Based on BM support's encoraging words that "it should work", I purchased a cheap Hewlett Pa
DecklinkExtreme3D+ w/ Resolve - HDMI out to Plasma?
by Sean Kapleton 8 years ago
Hello Friends, Very excited for V8! I just have a couple questions about configuration on my 12-core before the final stage - buying the application :) I have been waiting to make the purchase as FCPx
Re: DecklinkExtreme3D+ w/ Resolve - HDMI out to Plasma?
by Paul Nordin 8 years ago
You can use an RAID card to run the drives inside your MacPro and get better performance than using a softward RAID. This give you two wins: 1. faster RAID performance 2. Removes RAID overhead from CP
CNN Story-BACKLASH
by J Hussar 8 years ago
We may get what we want, like the backlash over iMovie 08. Let Apple know we're angry, they are stupid, but they aren't that stupid! Pros: For Apple, Another Misfire In Video Editing Video Producers S
Re: CNN Story-BACKLASH
by Paul Nordin 8 years ago
Hi Norman, I'm really glad that the FCP7-PP via XML has been working for you. You characterize it as "fairly smoothly". Would you mind sharing the areas where its rough I'm not interested in PP - FCP,
"Accepting Reality" from a Former COW Pinnacle Liquid Chrome Forum Moderator
by Banks Meador 8 years ago
My 3-man 4-seat company and I held on to Fast Pinnacle Avid Liquid Chrome as long as we could until about 3 years ago we saw the writing on the wall: Avid was not going to develop a strong competitor
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Re: "Accepting Reality" from a Former COW Pinnacle Liquid Chrome Forum Moderator
by Paul Nordin 8 years ago
One can only wonder how a treasury containing $70billion is cash can skew one's perspective on customers to woo and customers not to woo. It reminds me of the pre Dot Bomb era in Silocon Valley (of wh
Email Exchange with Randy Ubillos, FCP X Designer
by Chris Messineo 8 years ago
I email Randy Ubillos, the designer of FCP X, and asked about support for migrating FCP 7 projects to FCP X. Here is his word-for-word response: "FCP7 projects do not have enough information in them t
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Re: Email Exchange with Randy Ubillos, FCP X Designer
by Paul Nordin 8 years ago
Then if Apple is so smart and knows its not production ready yet (for many workflows anyways). Why did they pull FCS3 so fast Its that type of thing that has pissed me off. I now have to manage access
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Don't want to be the one to say it but...
by Tom Babauta 8 years ago
...I told you so! Apple doesnt care about the pro market, at least not this side of the pro market; the market that interfaces with broadcast entities, the market that does multi platform collaboratio
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Re: Don't want to be the one to say it but...
by Paul Nordin 8 years ago
(honey, where'd I put that Media Composer 5.5 coupon ) LOL. Yeah. I've been holding onto my un-upgraded Avid XpressPro license for years. When I shifted to FCP 6 years ago, I raised my arms to heaven
Welcome back to 1999, and still more questions than answers
by Walter Soyka 8 years ago
We've all been saying for months that FCPX would be a 1.0 product, but it really is a lot like FCP 1.0. When FCP was first released, many of use here were cutting on Avid or Media 100. (DRW, I'll thro
Re: Welcome back to 1999, and still more questions than answers
by Paul Nordin 8 years ago
You are probably right at least I hope so. But this has to be the all time worst, most mis-handled new product release in, well, as far as I care to think back on. _______________________ El Mundo Bue
Steve Martin's first look
by rick fetters 8 years ago
Some good info here. http: www.kenstone.net fcp_homepage fcp_x_first_look_martin.html
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Re: Steve Martin's first look
by Paul Nordin 8 years ago
most editors facilities weren't going to upgrade to such a radical new release in the first 12 months anyway Well Apple made sure of that today. We don't even have a choice about it. We'll see what w
Take a Deep Breath...
by Ben Holmes 8 years ago
Hi everyone. So - we got FCPX today. It is no more and no less what we saw two months ago. It will not do everything we need it to. Not yet. Will it eventually Probably - maybe not. I know that I have
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Re: Take a Deep Breath...
by Paul Nordin 8 years ago
Wow, Jamie, you are very forgiving and a glass half-full kind of person. I'm also finishing a feature. For me rending a h264 trailer for Facebook or YouTube is not a big deal. But not being able to se
Apple probably needs to do some damage control, Now.
by Clayton Burkhart 8 years ago
Ok, given the near universal negative response to this release across a broad spectrum of forums out there, I really think that Apple needs to do some damage control, NOW. This post really isn't about
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Re: Apple probably needs to do some damage control, Now.
by Paul Nordin 8 years ago
And then, LISTENING. They definitely need to show that they are listening. They just did show they are listening to their target market for this product. Unfortunately, we are not it. _______________
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Last check on Ultrascope issue before punting
by Paul Nordin 8 years ago
I've read the many posts on compatibility problems with Ultrascope and non-approved PCs, so I'm not complaining here. Just launching a hail mary... I have an older model Dell 670 Workstation (dual xen
Re: Ultrascope issue with Older Dell and Motherboards
by Paul Nordin 8 years ago
Just to close the loop here. I purchased an HP 580T desktop PC and it works great with Ultrascope. I did have to add a qualified video card. _______________________ El Mundo Bueno Studios Film * Audio
Dell or Compaq options for Ultrascope?
by Paul Nordin 9 years ago
I'm looking to add Ultrascope to my new Davinci Resolve desk. The tested out systems in the Black Magic Designs specs area all either HP workstations (expensive) or motherboards. Is anyone out there u
Re: Dell or Compaq options for Ultrascope?
by Margus Voll 9 years ago
Search here, there has been talk about it. If motherboard and gpu and cpu is good for the specs then i see no problem with cheaper brand. Only there is not 100% tested stuff then and you may have to c
Kona 3G & DaVinci?
by Paul Nordin 9 years ago
So anybody at IBC, has there been any indication of Aja's interest roadmap for supporting Resolve Mac I'm a very happy Kona3 user, and it would sure be great to not have to shift to the Declink Extrem
Re: Kona 3G & DaVinci?
by Paul Nordin 9 years ago
Thanks Walter. Well thats a bummer. I think if Aja was considering writing the drivers for DaVinci any time soon, they would have mentioned it at IBC. I sure would rather be purchasing a new Kona than
Kona 3/Black magic in same Mac Pro tower
by Tim Maloney 9 years ago
Hello All, Has any one installed both a Kona 3 and BMD card in a Mac Pro tower at the same time If I want to use Da Vinci resolve instead of Color ( and I'm seeing a resolve demo later this week ) cou
Re: Kona 3/Black magic in same Mac Pro tower
by Paul Nordin 9 years ago
No way. Did he really say that Do you know the context sheesh _______________________ El Mundo Bueno Studios Film * Audio www.EMBstudios.com Emeryville, CA _______________________
ADR - making it sound natural
by Paul Nordin 12 years ago
Hello all - I am working on a project that has one of the main character's entire dialog ADR'ed. Much of the dialog takes place between this character (Edward) and his son (Jeff), who was not ADR'ed.
Re: ADR - making it sound natural
by Rodney Morris 12 years ago
Sorry Sharon but the link isn't working for me. One thing you might try is running both ADR and production tracks (for that scene) through a reverb unit with a room setting. This way you will get some
Naming "NO NAME" volumes on P2 Store
by Steve Roberts 2 13 years ago
I am using a Panasonic P2 store with FCP powerbook. When I plug the P2 store into my Powerbook, the volumes show up as "NO NAME". Is there a way to re-name the volumes on the P2 store before off loadi
Re: Naming "NO NAME" volumes on P2 Store
by Paul Nordin 13 years ago
You really need to get P2Genie (http: p2genie.andersholck.com). Its a utility which will offload all the P2 Volumes on your P2Store with one command. Also will copy them to two drives so you have back
Compatibility with Broadcast Wave Form files?
by Paul Nordin 13 years ago
I'm trying to use Audtion to create BWF format file versions of stereo tracks for music video playback. The basic workflow is: 1. I rip the artist's song into Audition, timestretch or timeshrink the t
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