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Per Scaffidi

Member Since:
October 23rd 2009
96 Posts
Media Encoder - linking separate audio file to video possible?
by Per Scaffidi 5 months ago
I'm using media composer and previously used Sorenson squeeze until it was EOL. I still use it for specialized circumstances such as this, even though it's slower, and was wondering if there is a plug
inconsistent verification success with BRU
by Joe Murray 2 years ago
I use BRU with Tolis' 2-LTO6-drive rackmount unit to create long term archives. Typically we use the Doubler function to create an A tape and a B tape. For some reason the B tapes are taking a really
Re: inconsistent verification success with BRU
by Per Scaffidi 1 year ago
Update since my response: Couldn't figure out how to get tape tools running on the Mac so I swapped the drive over to the PC and ran it. Got several errors. I sent it out to Midwest Technical and they
BRU and LTO6 verification all of sudden incredibly slow?
by Per Scaffidi 1 year ago
Got back from a shoot a couple weeks ago with 6TB of red footage and set up a LTO6 backup to an existing tape set. Ran it once and it errored during verification something like "can't move tape to blo
Re: BRU and LTO6 verification all of sudden incredibly slow?
by Per Scaffidi 1 year ago
UPDATE: Couldn't figure out how to get tape tools running on the Mac so I swapped the drive over to the PC and ran it. Got several errors. I sent it out to Midwest Technical and they diagnosed bad hea
saving EVA setup files
by Per Scaffidi 1 year ago
Unless I'm missing something, the fact that the EVA1 setup files for quick switching live on an SD card seems strange. The settings are erased whenever that card needs to be reformatted. I can copy th
EVA1 - Can I copy 'Setup Files' as a group from one SD card to another?
by Ben Low 1 year ago
I'm wrangling a number of EVA1 cameras. Which need fps speed changes quickly done (Quick Switched). I can create a group of Setup Files on a given SD card in a given slot (slot one, say). But I've got
Re: EVA1 - Can I copy 'Setup Files' as a group from one SD card to another?
by Per Scaffidi 1 year ago
I realize that this is probably too late, but I didn't have any issues popping a formatted card into my MacBook and copying the setup files, formatting the card in the camera, and copying the files ba
"Loading" clips every time I open a project
by Per Scaffidi 2 years ago
New to premiere here. Created a project several months ago. Running the latest version of cc 2019 on windows 10. All my footage, media cache, etc. is on an external RAID. Mix of MP4, C100, C200, C300
Re: "Loading" clips every time I open a project
by Per Scaffidi 2 years ago
Thanks all -- I did have a chunk of files in the media cache, but I believe they were left over from when my settings were reset after upgrading to cc2019. In any case I deleted them and on startup th
Avid to Adobe Media Encoder Workflow
by Greg Monson 2 years ago
I had a rude awakening today when I upgraded my Adobe CC suite and discovered that Adobe is no longer supporting any .mov files. I'm wondering what people are doing to get around this. I use QT Refere
Re: Avid to Adobe Media Encoder Workflow
by Per Scaffidi 2 years ago
Also running into the same issue as well as the Sorenson Squeeze EOL. The way to go right now, from what I can tell, is Export file Avid Media Processor or MXF OP1. Either one outputs an MXF file with
RELINK Issues
by Eric Santiago 2 years ago
I have a mess of a project with over a dozen 8TB USB 3 drives with RED 5K media. I have the original Avid picture lock sequence but using DNxHD as the codec. I have used RELINK in the past and I know
Re: RELINK Issues
by Per Scaffidi 2 years ago
Was it transcoded in RedcineX and brought into avid Or linked and transcoded within Avid This is my method when transcoding in RedcineX to avid MXF files: Decompose your sequence, drop the decomposed
Red offline / online workflow for media composer 2018
by Per Scaffidi 2 years ago
Just wanted to take a survey ask for technical support. What offline online workflow are people using currently for Red footage In the past, I had received R3D files, transcoded in RedcineX to DnxHD36
Re: Red offline / online workflow for media composer 2018
by Michael Phillips 2 years ago
Nothing should have really changed MC wise for the workflow unless a bug was introduced. Media Composer, like all other applications, have to use the RED SDK to decode R3D files. The difference is, al
Encore Alternative?
by Nick Ardner 3 years ago
Hello, I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with an alternative to Encore I am looking to switch to something more recent and something that supports Windows 10. I have looked and looked a
Re: Encore Alternative?
by Per Scaffidi 2 years ago
Still using our old copy of encore. It still does what I need it do, and I've figured out a workaround for what I had the scripts doing in DVD studio. Though the solution in Encore isn't as elegant. B
source browser links but doesn't import
by Per Scaffidi 3 years ago
Hi -- received a hard drive containing about 50 folders organized by the producer, from different camera cards. I'd like to keep the folders as is. The source browser allows me to link to these folder
Re: source browser links but doesn't import
by Per Scaffidi 3 years ago
That was going to be my next step -- but it seems that if you can link multiple folders in one go, you should be able to link and transcode multiple folders in one step as well.
Best method to enable producer to log footage offsite?
by Per Scaffidi 3 years ago
Going to be receiving countless hours of footage from an offsite producer for a documentary. What's the best method to allow them to roughly log the footage Am I able to export a tabbed file of the bi
Re: Best method to enable producer to log footage offsite?
by Per Scaffidi 3 years ago
I'll have to look into it more. The producer currently has a thumbnail and metadata list from shotputpro.
Using Avid but panning photos in After Effects
by John Hill 3 years ago
I use Avid and like to use After Effects to pan my photos (I refuse to even look at Avid's pan tool anymore), and I know how to get into After Effects by AAF and use After Effects to pan my photos. Bu
Re: Using Avid but panning photos in After Effects
by Per Scaffidi 3 years ago
Avid Pan & Zoom has been broken for at least 2 years. You'll get a "boomerang" type move, no matter what settings you try. It's a known bug and 2 years ago I was told they were working on it. Earlier
Blu-ray Object: Export file not found -- Solved
by Neil Sadwelkar 5 years ago
Burning a complex multi menu Blu-ray. 6 timelines and lots of chapters. Took a while to set up links etc. Checked project for errors. None found. Tried to build a disk and got the error Blu-ray Object
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Re: Blu-ray Object: Export file not found -- Solved
by Per Scaffidi 3 years ago
I fixed the same issue in Encore 5.5 by simply deleting the offending file from encore and re-importing.
Force first play?
by Per Scaffidi 3 years ago
I have an intro screen that's set as first play. After 10-seconds it jumps to my main menu. On a software player that has it's "previously played" preference set to "Last location", the second time I
Re: Force first play?
by Per Scaffidi 3 years ago
From what I've read in some other forums. PGCedit will allow you modify the DVD structure to force first play.
after effects alpha transparency becomes gray
by Per Scaffidi 4 years ago
Hi all -- our graphic designer has put together rolling credits for our film in after effects. At frame top and bottom, she has the credits dissolve to 0 opacity. She outputs a quicktime animation wit
Re: after effects alpha transparency becomes gray
by Neil Ryan 4 years ago
I don't know what codecs and Avid workflow you're using, but I get my designers to render directly to DNxHD codec; makes my end of things (linking and or importing) cleaner and much faster. Neil.
opacity change looks dark in Media Composer
by Per Scaffidi 4 years ago
Hi all -- our graphic designer has put together rolling credits for our film in after effects. At frame top and bottom, she has the credits dissolve to 0 opacity. She outputs a quicktime animation wit
Re: opacity change looks dark in Media Composer
by Roei Tzoref 4 years ago
I see. that makes sense. I have seen Avid editors do this from time to time. let me ask you this: is this just for order's sake or when importing just the audio from a video file, Avid will take more
Bru PE error: missing archive header block
by Per Scaffidi 4 years ago
Hi all -- finally bought a LTO-6 drive and working through our old backup hard drives. I've hit this error twice: Doing a split session backup of multiple projects to tapes. I finishes the session tha
Re: Bru PE error: missing archive header block
by Tim Jones 4 years ago
It looks as if you stepped outside of expected parameters there, but I'd prefer that you connect with the support team at support.bru.com to be sure. Tim -- Tim Jones CTO - TOLIS Group, Inc. http: www
LTO windows software?
by Per Scaffidi 4 years ago
Just purchased an LTO-6 Drive to start archiving our library of hard drives from the past 10 years. Based on other posts, I was going to go with BRU until I discovered that a windows version hasn't be
Re: LTO windows software?
by Per Scaffidi 4 years ago
Atto H680
sorenson squeeze 10 can't encode Avid 4k DnxHR quicktime?
by Per Scaffidi 4 years ago
Trying to export our first 4k show from Avid and encode to mp4 for client approval. I export a same-as-source from Avid. This quicktime opens and playback, quicktime correctly says it's DnxHR codec. S
Re: sorenson squeeze 10 can't encode Avid 4k DnxHR quicktime?
by Per Scaffidi 4 years ago
UPDATE: I spoke with support and they suggested deleting and re-adding quicktime as the default MOV reader. That did the trick. https: support.sorensonmedia.com customer portal articles 1400734-adding
Field mixer advice
by Per Scaffidi 5 years ago
We purchased an Azden FMX-42u field mixer for some low-budget local work that we do. It seems to be working fine except that the needles barely move. The levels going into the camera are fine, as does
No audio on Imported Quicktime Reference from Avid Media Composer
by Per Scaffidi 5 years ago
I'm exporting quicktime references from Avid Media Composer 8, which show up as separate quicktime and wav files. When I import the quicktimes into Sorenson Squeeze, it understands that the audio file
Field mixer recommendations?
by Per Scaffidi 5 years ago
Hi all -- working on a production in a remote location assisting a cameraman with filming wildlife and interviews with scientists in the field. I'm looking for a cost-effective field mixer, and possib
Re: Field mixer recommendations?
by Per Scaffidi 5 years ago
Thanks for all the advice. Some more info: We'll be shooting either a C300 or C500. Sticking to the US for the most part, in parks and wildlife areas where we'll be running and gunning in the woods. I
Carbon XL 10 for sale - lightweight jib / dolly / car mount / motorized timelapse
by Per Scaffidi 7 years ago
Looking to sell our Carbon XL 10 system. It's in good condition, only been used on location twice. We're selling it because we don't have any projects right now that we will need it for. The whole thi
Re: Carbon XL 10 for sale - lightweight jib / dolly / car mount / motorized timelapse
by Per Scaffidi 5 years ago
Hi David, The rig is still available. We're based in Pennsylvania, USA. Send me an email via the form on our website and we talk more: http: www.argentineproductions.com contact contact.php -Per
Error importing AVCintra Quicktime from Avid...
by Per Scaffidi 6 years ago
Hi all -- I've shot some footage on a Panasonic camera as AVCintra100. I imported it into Media Composer, added some color correction tweaks as per the client's request, and am now passing on this foo
Issue importing C300 video
by Per Scaffidi 6 years ago
I just received two batches of C300 video from a cameraman on a hard drive. One folder has the proper structure and has no problems. For the other card, he just copied the shot folders over and I can'
Re: Issue importing C300 video
by Per Scaffidi 6 years ago
So based on other threads, I was able to search for the MXF files and drop those into MC. They all seem to have imported successfully.
Camera recommendations needed
by Per Scaffidi 6 years ago
So we recently sold off our workhorse Panasonic 3700. The new Varicams look great but we can't justify the cost anymore. Our projects are a mixture of different types of documentaries, some that are s
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Re: Camera recommendations needed
by Per Scaffidi 6 years ago
Thanks -- that was going to be my next question. The Odyssey + media seems to much more friendly to the pocketbook. But yes it's another thing to throw on somewhere. Seems there's always a compromise.
HPX3700, lens, CarbonXL, DVCPRO deck, and more for sale
by Per Scaffidi 6 years ago
Hi all -- we're moving offices and selling some of our gear that we don't need for our current projects. Most of the items are up on ebay at the moment with Buy It Now Best Offer under two accounts he
how to fix HPX 3700 stuck pixel?
by Per Scaffidi 7 years ago
I just noticed that all of our footage shot several months ago has a single stuck pixel, not very noticeable luckily. I pulled out the camera yesterday and took a new shot. That stuck pixel is gone bu
Re: how to fix HPX 3700 stuck pixel?
by Per Scaffidi 7 years ago
Thanks, that seems to have done the trick! Just in case someone else has the same problem here's the quick fix (there are more things to try if this doesn't work): Set White Balance switch to PRST Set
reverse telecine
by Julian Kauffmann 7 years ago
So, I shot HVX200 1080i 24p (later I'll learned I should have shot 24Pa). So through compressor I can reverse telecine the footage and I get the result I like. My question is, can I edit the whole pie
Re: reverse telecine
by Per Scaffidi 7 years ago
Been a while since I've dealt with something like this (used to own an HVX200) so I may be incorrect. But I believe FCP will only "remove advanced pulldown" on 24pa footage, not 24p (pa stands for pul
AVC-intra render from After Effects PC?
by Per Scaffidi 8 years ago
I'm doing some simple compositing and stills treatment on a PC with After Effects CS5.5 using AVC-Intra quicktime references from Media Composer. I'd like to render back to AVC-intra but I'm not seein
Re: AVC-intra render from After Effects PC?
by Per Scaffidi 8 years ago
That's actually what I've been using in the meantime. But I was under the impression that quicktime in any program should be able to encode AVC-intra, and our Media Composer on a PC is able to, but no
DVD and Blu-ray encoding specs for import into Encore?
by Per Scaffidi 9 years ago
Hi, just bought encore (used DVD Studio until now) and trying to figure it out with my first blu-ray. I'm creating a blu-ray based on an old DVD, and one of the videos is an SD MPEG2 that I had used i
Re: DVD and Blu-ray encoding specs for import into Encore?
by Per Scaffidi 9 years ago
Squeeze's only choice is mainconcept H264. I did read on another forum that there is a bug in encore where it doesn't like 2-pass vbr and or high profile. However, I just tried using the preset with 1
Brightsign 24p playback?
by Per Scaffidi 10 years ago
Hi all, just wondering if anyone has any experience working with Brightsign players. We've done a 1080p 23.976 video for an installation but it seems Brightsign doesn't officially support 24p playback
Re: Brightsign 24p playback?
by Walter Soyka 10 years ago
Per Argentine "We've done a 1080p 23.976 video for an installation but it seems Brightsign doesn't officially support 24p playback. When I play the video back on the Brightsign it converts it to 29.9
Looking for a decent <$200 receiver
by Per Scaffidi 10 years ago
I just bought a pair of KRK RP8G2 Active Studio Monitors. I have a really old receiver that I want to upgrade to something decent, less than $200 if possible. Right now the set up will be mainly be us
Re: Looking for a decent <$200 receiver
by Will Salley 10 years ago
receiver...as in AM FM tuner and amp Not quite sure what you mean by the term. The KRKs don't need an amp (or receiver). They do need a mixer or preamp to feed them the correct levels. A mixer would p
my player only reads AVCHD version 1?
by Per Scaffidi 11 years ago
I just burned my first AVCHD disc onto DVD-R from a 1080 24p project in FCP. I threw it into my Panasonic DMP BD60 and it gave me an error. I checked the manual and turns out this player only plays ba
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