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Phil Lowe

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November 13th 2015
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A bridge too far?
by Oliver Peters 3 years ago
We are now several months past Apple's preview of the next FCP X. The update itself is long overdue. So, it would seem that there's a lot if work going into it, with the potential to introduce a littl
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David Lawrence liked this 3 years ago
Re: A bridge too far?
by Phil Lowe 3 years ago
Walter Soyka "Would you encourage someone new to Avid to approach it the way you've approached FCP X " I would encourage them to do whatever it takes to get to speed as quickly as possible. Even Avid
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Back to FCPX From PP (Rant)
by Lillian Young 3 years ago
After a lot of Premiere hype and realizing some advantages that make it feel more professional + AE integration, I switched to Premiere Pro last year. Some things made me smile (maximizing windows, dy
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Patrick Donegan liked this 3 years ago
Re: Back to FCPX From PP (Rant)
by Phil Lowe 3 years ago
Bill Davis "I also think it's fair to note that Phil Loews original push back at the X design would be appropriately viewed by him through a news cutters eye." Bingo. Every investigative script we wr
OT: Finally, a movie shot entirely on the back up camera of a Toyota Prius.
by Andy Neil 3 years ago
This cracked me up, and I wanted to share. https: www.youtube.com watch v=UU7XWTpRwDo Andy https: plus.google.com u 0 107277729326633563425 videos
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Shawn Miller liked this 3 years ago
Re: OT: Finally, a movie shot entirely on the back up camera of a Toyota Prius.
by Phil Lowe 3 years ago
Loved this! Absolute genius! :) Just wondering how the footage from a backup camera on a Ford Fusion would intercut with it. ;) Canon XF-300, Canon 5DMkIII, Canon 7D MkII, Avid Media Composer 7.05, Ad
Canon 7D Mark II video experience
by Robert Gilman 5 years ago
I'm starting this thread to share my experience with the 7D2 for video and in the hope that others who have used the camera will share theirs. I recently upgraded from the 7D to the 7D2. I use the cam
Re: Canon 7D Mark II video experience
by Phil Lowe 3 years ago
When you re color grading DSLR footage though, it can immediately feel like a lot of work needs to be done. The skin tones aren t always right, color temperature differences are more obvious, and the
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Crisis! All my film material just disappeared
by Morten Slemdal 4 years ago
I ve been cutting my movie, and when opening it up this morning - everything is gone. Its not my hard drive, because all other stuff is in there. And i ve looked at the project in finder, and everythi
Re: Crisis! All my film material just disappeared
by Phil Lowe 3 years ago
Bill Davis "No, but you WERE kinda piling ignorance on top of ignorance." I would venture to guess that anyone who's a professional editor makes backups, Bill. It sounds to me that, in spite of backu
After Effects to Avid workflow issue DNxHD MXF without AAF
by Alexi Vanderstraeten 3 years ago
Hi! Got a bit of an issue with a workflow from Avid to After Effects and again. I got all figure it out until the moment I need to bring it back into Avid. After Effects send the rendering to Adobe Me
Re: After Effects to Avid workflow issue DNxHD MXF without AAF
by Phil Lowe 3 years ago
Why not just export using one of the codecs in After Effects and skip the Encoder step Exporting to a native Avid DNxHD codec out of AE will import very quickly in Avid, and the MXF file(s) that's gen
Media Composer 5 playing audio fine but video freexing and stopping/starting Media composer 5
by Cammie Noel 3 years ago
Media Composer 5 playing audio fine but video freezing and stopping starting Media composer 5 Ive never had this problem before , same Avid for 5 years same system. Running Windows 7 64 Bit, Media Com
Re: Media Composer 5 playing audio fine but video freexing and stopping/starting Media composer 5
by Phil Lowe 3 years ago
Here's a thread on the Avid forums that may address your issue. http: community.avid.com forums p 88405 570914.aspx Couple of things... What type of media are you playing Does the problem go away if y
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Audio monitored through Mbox Mini is too low
by Kevin Greutert 3 years ago
I'm using an Mbox Mini to monitor and record audio with a Mac-based Media Composer system, and even with the volume maxed, the general level monitoring Avid is very low compared to all my other Mac au
Re: Audio monitored through Mbox Mini is too low
by Phil Lowe 3 years ago
Does the Mbox Mini have user accessible calibration settings on it, or can it be set via software I think this is something that refers to Mojo and Adrenaline. In any case, I don't think it will chan
Splitting multi-channel audio into discrete left and right tracks?
by Phil Lowe 3 years ago
See subject. Need to be able to do this in browser up front. Is there a way to pan mono 1 to left and mono 2 to right in a dual mono set up without having to pan each clip individually on the timeline
Re: Splitting multi-channel audio into discrete left and right tracks?
by Phil Lowe 3 years ago
I just applied for two different photog editing positions at a local station that uses Avid. Turns out all of this may be moot anyway. Nothing like going home after a long, painful slog through the wo
New Avid MC User
by David Gillick 4 years ago
I'm a completely new user in Avid and I'm currently on the tutorials from CC. I've been editing for 2 years on Sony Vegas Pro and Final Cut Pro 7. Don't get me wrong, it's a great app but I was told t
Re: New Avid MC User
by Phil Lowe 3 years ago
I agree with Michael about learning Avid and Premiere, but I would throw in other Adobe offerings, too, like Photoshop and After Effects. In many cases, it's just not about being a good editor anymore
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Audio volume keyframes
by Xaver Cendar 3 years ago
Hi, I need help. Is there any chance to change volume of two mono tracks in mc 8+ at once without stupid lassoing or in out marking. We just went from news cutter to MC and our editors need simple and
Re: Audio volume keyframes
by Phil Lowe 3 years ago
I've always used the audio mixer and ganged the tracks I want to adjust. Never used rubber-banding (never liked it). Select your audio tracks. Place the timeline indicator where you want the changes m
What is the benefit of XDCam versus straight hard drive?
by Kevin Anton 3 years ago
The gig I'm working on still shoots DVCPro tape and they want to transition to XDCam. We will likely be editing in an offline low-res codec and then upres-ing later (that's what we do now with the tap
Re: What is the benefit of XDCam versus straight hard drive?
by Phil Lowe 3 years ago
If you have a computer and drive that's fast enough, why not just AMA the source files and edit from those I shoot using a Canon XF-300 i full MPEG-2 50 Mbit 1080p. I use the Canon XF utility to back
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After IMPORT I get a gray image in AVID 7
by Lior Noyman 4 years ago
Way What can I do to fix this
Re: After IMPORT I get a gray image in AVID 7
by Phil Lowe 4 years ago
Was your source material RGB or 601 709 color gamut If it was 601 709, you should import using that setting. That way Avid knows not to compress the luminance values. (RGB has luminance values ranging
Can I view all media within a project so I can relink all offline files?
by Luke Arndt 4 years ago
In Media Composer, is there any way to show all media within a project I'm relinking a lot of offline media, and it would be nice if I could have a master list of all media that is in the project so I
Re: Can I view all media within a project so I can relink all offline files?
by Phil Lowe 4 years ago
Do you have Offline selected as one of your column headings in the Media Tool If not, right mouse click on the Media Tool and select "Choose Columns" from the pop-up menu. Scroll down to "Offline" and
FCP workshops
by Allen McInnis 4 years ago
Can anyone recommend a good 3 or 4 day max final cut editing story telling workshop. I shoot for a daily newspaper and have to shoot, edit and post at least one video per day. The focus should be more
Re: FCP workshops
by Phil Lowe 4 years ago
I personally can't recommend any (aside from some youtube tutorials I've seen), but storytelling is what you bring to the dance. Learning the language, UI, and workflow of any editing app is a necessa
what is editing speed ?
by Herb Sevush 4 years ago
I wanted to starting a new thread based on this whole concept of editing speed. As per the previous thread ( https: forums.creativecow.net readpost 335 85784 ) I agree that it is hard to quantify exac
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Chris Harlan liked this 4 years ago
Re: what is editing speed ?
by Joe Marler 4 years ago
Phil Lowe "Avid also provides a filmstrip view. I've never used it because, again, it affects performance. As someone else noted, a large project in FCPX will also suffer from performance issues havi
Phil Lowe liked this 4 years ago
Composer screen unwanted zooming in
by Bárbara Nunes 4 years ago
Hi All. I am having an annoying issue with my composer screens. when my Avid is idle, the clip zooms in like 50%, but when I play the clip, it is normal. Obviously this isn't affecting my edits, but i
Re: Composer screen unwanted zooming in
by Phil Lowe 4 years ago
Did you zoom in while in the effect editor and then exit the editor If you zoomed in while in the effect editor and then exited the editor, you will get a normal zoom when playing back but will be zoo
Working with Media Composer 8.0 on a laptop?
by Ada Ya 4 years ago
Hey, I'm working on documentary with 18 hours of footage and I'm using Avid MC 8.0. The problem is that the program runs very slow. Here are the specs: Raw footage files - AVCHD Computer - 2.3 GHz AMD
Re: Working with Media Composer 8.0 on a laptop?
by Phil Lowe 4 years ago
"I'm working from an external hard drive connected through USB 3.0. All the file's are AMA linked, not imported." Transcode on import is the way to speed up your edit, but 18 hours of transcoded HD is
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