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Rich Kaelin

I Have been in video production for 25 years or so. Started out in CGI...3D animation before it was so easy, more like writing assembly language code. I now have my own business and work freelance for many broadcast and corporate clients.
Member Since:
February 6th 2009
132 Posts
100 posts
Location:
New York
Thunderbolt 3 (USB C) to Firewire 800 adaptor?
by Rich Kaelin 1 year ago
We have a bunch of KiPro drives that have the FireWire 800 connector. The drives are fine, but we cannot find an adaptor to go from FireWire 800 to USB c, or even USB 3. Does anyone know of such an ad
Re: Thunderbolt 3 (USB C) to Firewire 800 adaptor?
by Rich Kaelin 1 year ago
Found a Thunderbolt 1 (I assume backward to 2( adaptor but no Tb3 usbC. Also...difficult to get Tb3 Tb2 adaptors. I own Tb accessories so this is a pain. The OWC dock may be the only option. It has bo
White noise on SONY PXW Z 90 is this normal?
by Rich Kaelin 2 years ago
Okay, so I jumped right in and bought the PXW Z90 that was just released this month. It's a really nice compac t4K camcorder that I think is going to be great for a job I have to film where a really s
Re: White noise on SONY PXW Z 90 is this normal?
by Rich Kaelin 2 years ago
Thank you. Yes I have done all kinds of tests. The noise is definitely greater when I turn on phantom power. Without phantom power is almost nonexistent. It is very low when phantom power in on and no
Color or Gamma/Brightness Shift in FCPX output...anyone else see this?
by Rich Kaelin 3 years ago
Hi. This is a long but detailed description of issue, but please read and see attached files. I have avoided FCPX but finally got on board. In FCP 7 I would see a NOTABLE color shift (or gamma shift,
Re: Color or Gamma/Brightness Shift in FCPX output...anyone else see this?
by Rich Kaelin 2 years ago
Okay...so if you work with DaVinci no problem. Thank you. No issue in Adobe either. My question was much simpler...if I bring a clip I to FCP...7 or X...and then output it, say take it from xdcam and
Trying to export stereo .Wav from PP. it gives me dual mono.
by george trimm 3 years ago
Hello everyone, PPCC 2017- Mac Pro 2015 quad core 10.11.6 el cap i've been searching all over the place for the answer to this and I can't find it anywhere. I made a feature and reached distribution,
Re: Trying to export stereo .Wav from PP. it gives me dual mono.
by Rich Kaelin 3 years ago
Can you import the 2 separate channel files back into premiere or audition, pan the appropriate tracks left and right, then re-export that as a stereo wav It's all I can think of at this point via ado
Problem Uploading Videos exported from Premiere to youtube and vimeo
by Rich Kaelin 3 years ago
I am using the same settings I always have. I export as MP4 file and upload to youtube. The videos are hanging on upload or are uploading and getting tons of errors on playback. Same thing just happen
Re: Problem Uploading Videos exported from Premiere to youtube and vimeo
by Rich Kaelin 3 years ago
ISSUE SOLVED. It turned out to be Kaspersky Security Suite. Once disabled, uploads work fine. Oddly, it does not seem to interfere with cloud storage or my ftp, just video uploads. Many thanks to the
Issues with nested sequences.
by Joseph Lavender 3 years ago
I'm trying to deliver M&E tracks for my distributor for a feature film, and I've got the project open in Premiere Pro CC 2017 and I'm having some major issues. I think it spawns from how I chose to ed
Re: Issues with nested sequences.
by Rich Kaelin 3 years ago
My guess is that nesting does take more memory. Check how much memory you have allotted to Adobe softwares, and close any Adobe software don't need. You might just not have enough RAM, even if you are
Entire Ki Pro recording lost when video signal lost...entire show gone...emergency..!
by Rich Kaelin 4 years ago
So we were recording with KiPro devices and the video signal was interrupted when power to the camera was lost. 2 hours of an entire show is now gone. I know the Ki Pro had to be recording data that e
Re: Entire Ki Pro recording lost when video signal lost...entire show gone...emergency..!
by Andrew Kletke 4 years ago
I know this is an older post but. AeroQuartet's Treasured app will do a deep media scan and find "lost" recordings. If you haven't recorded anything on these drives since then you will more than likel
Training tutorials or videos for Panasonic AV-HS410 video switcher.
by Rich Kaelin 5 years ago
Hi all, Every time I want to do something with this switcher, I figure it out. But the manual kind of sucks and is at times difficult to follow. Does anyone know of a training tutorial book or even be
Re: Training tutorials or videos for Panasonic AV-HS410 video switcher.
by Rich Kaelin 4 years ago
actually, I just reread your question, and it seems like you might want to store an event. unfortunately, I am Not sure if it stores all the aux buses and every single thing on the switcher. Or if it
Color shifts on output...but inconsistent
by Rich Kaelin 4 years ago
Hi, To start this off I need to mention that I have a client that is VERY particular about color...they make lighting booths used for professional color matching under different sources. I am editing
Re: Color shifts on output...but inconsistent
by Rich Kaelin 4 years ago
It is a High end JVC monitor. In the end, my exports do not match themselves...READ CAREFULLY. PRORES segments and STILLS that have the same color value going in show different color values once rende
Closed Captioning - Special characters?
by Rich Kaelin 5 years ago
I have a video for a client and Target wants a captioned version for web. I can submit a slew of formats, but they wont just take an SRT, SCV ...they want it soft-coded. I have Squeeze, but I tried it
Can Ki Pro Rack record to both drives at once? Plus add'l question
by Rich Kaelin 5 years ago
Hi. I have been looking in manual and literature, and was wondering if there is a way to set the ki pro rack to record to both drive slots at once to create a disc the client can take with them and a
Audio sync issue very weird
by Rich Kaelin 5 years ago
Okay, so I edited this play, and now the client says in one show the audio is out of sync from video. When I watch on the fcp 7 timeline, it seems in sync...kind of. I found a scene where 2 characters
Re: Audio sync issue very weird
by Rich Kaelin 5 years ago
The codec is an HDV codec, so a form of mpeg2. All audio is 48k. What is weird is that it seems off in parts and not others, but when I scrub frame by frame it is dead on perfect. I found a scene wher
Multicam edit workflow
by Dan Shaw 5 years ago
I'm just now getting into multicam to add some production value, but one burning question I have is the workflow of it all. I've seen many examples of live events where multicam has been edited togeth
Re: Multicam edit workflow
by Dan Shaw 5 years ago
Wow thank you Rich for taking the time to make that video. That helped a lot. I think I have now a good feel for the process and it's time to dive in and give it a try. Thanks again!
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FCP7 output looks faded...whay and what can I do?
by Rich Kaelin 5 years ago
Greetings, So I have a major client that has re-branded, and has VERY strict color guidelines. I always warn these folks that video, or any electronic display, is going to vary; it is not print. HOWEV
Re: FCP7 output looks faded...whay and what can I do?
by Rich Kaelin 5 years ago
UPDATE: I now know there is a known gamma shift in FCP7...does this still exist in FCPX Apparently 7 is not a "color managed" program, thus the shift. AE and even Premiere do not have this. Unfortunat
Divide up a .ai file?
by Rich Kaelin 5 years ago
BASICALLY, I know how to get an illustrator file into C4d, but it is a logo. It is all combined, so I need to extrude some of it forward, and some of it backward, then apply different materials to the
Re: Divide up a .ai file?
by Brian Jones 5 years ago
should be able to split the pieces in C4D as you import the .ai file you should be able to choose (or not) Connect Splines and Group Splines - that can split into the splines which were in the .ai fil
AJA Ki Pro Dopping frames and slipping timecode-Is there a drive test utility?
by Rich Kaelin 5 years ago
To the point: is there a utility to test Ki Pro drives One that will detect a drive that is failing and will drop frames Quick Why: one of my Ki Pros is dropping frames and the timecode AND video is s
Re: AJA Ki Pro Dopping frames and slipping timecode-Is there a drive test utility?
by Rich Kaelin 5 years ago
Gary, I set up and engineered the entire thing. As I said, the jib looks fine on the program, and looked fine on all monitors and scopes all night, it is only the iso record that shows any issues. I a
Ideas for really getting that silent film look...
by Eric Barker 6 years ago
Okay, I've been doing shooting and post production professionally for about a decade now, so I've done everything from adding film grain, speeding up footage, adding scratches and dust, and it's all f
Re: Ideas for really getting that silent film look...
by Rich Kaelin 5 years ago
Eric, I was going to post a very similar question, but searched first. Well, your video is no longer available, I'd love to have seen it. I just got a call today from a client that wants to accomplish
Will a KiPro embed time code
by Roger Schroeder 7 years ago
Does anyone know if I plumb an analog time code from a generator into the TC in on a KiPro will it embed the time code into the SDI out signal Thanks in advance. Roger
Re: Will a KiPro embed time code
by Rich Kaelin 5 years ago
But I don't see the timecode on playback either. I see embedded audio, but not timecode. It is on the files when I bring into NLE, and it all matches. I just recorded a 5 cam shoot with iso's and a li
Video comes out dark on export
by Kevin Gonzales 7 years ago
Hi all: I've got media encoder cs6. I'm compressing a .mov exported out of FCP. Original footage shot in DVCpro at 720 24p. When I drop the clip into encoder it immediately turns the video dark. It's
Re: Video comes out dark on export
by Rich Kaelin 5 years ago
No, I have not solved it, except to add a level filter to nested clip in premiere before exporting. I think it is h264 encoding...whether it's an MP4 extension or an .mov extension same result...also,
AE/Premiere Footage looks wierd
by Rich Kaelin 6 years ago
I have a project that was shot on the same camera...with one caveat...The first set of footage was recorded on a nanoflash, the second set on camera. It i s a jvc hm790. I am editing in primere, I nor
Re: AE/Premiere Footage looks wierd
by Rich Kaelin 6 years ago
Thanks, I figured it out, so for anyone looking I'll post this. Skip to last paragraph for the quick answer. FCP sees the clips equally, and they are both supposed to be the same codec, but there are
Need to cover dropped pixex...can a blur "press inward" from mask edges?
by Rich Kaelin 6 years ago
Our camera dropped a pixel on interviews. I have a bad dropped pixel on faces, it actually covers about 6-24 pixels, depending on how you interpret it. I would like to trace the effected area with a m
Re: Need to cover dropped pixex...can a blur "press inward" from mask edges?
by Rich Kaelin 6 years ago
That is what I did originally. The other suggestion works well and is quicker. no need for cross hairs. Thanks. Rich Kaelin Kaelin Motion Production Services http: kaelinmotion.com New York
mystery files filling up system drive
by Rich Kaelin 7 years ago
Background: I have PPro CS5, I don't use it much. I am familiar with premiere and have used it for years, but had to switch to FCP. I am editing a project where the video files are ripped from DVDs us
Re: mystery files filling up system drive
by Tim Kolb 7 years ago
There are "scratch" files determined by the project...video previews, audio previews...and then there are cache files...location determined in the application preferences. In the case of MPEG with emb
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High end HD cams with CCU's don't match
by Rich Kaelin 7 years ago
I have had this issue before with these units, owned by a client. We have excellent chip charts. Cams are Sony HXC-100K with HXCU-100 CCU's. There are only 2 on this job, running through Panasonic swi
Re: High end HD cams with CCU's don't match
by Simon Ashby 7 years ago
Hi Rich, The HXC-100 have an analogue front end before the AD converter in the camera. Basically, the white balance matrix etc are all done in Analogue circuitry, then the final stage is a AD conversi
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PLEASE...can anyone solve??!!! Lost files on recordable DVD
by Rich Kaelin 7 years ago
okay, I have a client that records on a dvd recorder, the power went out for 1 second during live show. We rebooted everything and began recording again. The last file appears in DVD recorded list, th
Re: PLEASE...can anyone solve??!!! Lost files on recordable DVD
by Steve Brame 7 years ago
We've successfully used IsoBuster to recover files from DVD's before, but I just noticed that they don't have a Mac version. You might want to search for data recovery utilities for Mac. There are loa
recover data from unfinalized dvd
by Rich Kaelin 7 years ago
okay, I have a client that records on a dvd record, the power went out for 1 second. we rebooted everything and began recording again. The last file appears in DVD recorded list, the first (where the
Webcasting basics please!
by Rich Kaelin 7 years ago
If there is a good article, just point me there. I have a client that needs to stream an event live, a webcast. We do many multicamera shoots and switches. I will end up with an hd sdi of event I need
Re: Webcasting basics please!
by Craig Seeman 7 years ago
Maybe this will help. Sign in and watch the recorded event. http: www.streaminglearningcenter.com blogs introduction-to-live-streaming-webinar-now-available-online.html
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Drive space cleaning
by Rich Kaelin 7 years ago
I have a macbookpro (Lion) with a 750gb internal drive. I am about to install a 512 SSD in addition as system drive, current system drive will become data storage. I run a variety of video media editi
Re: Drive space cleaning
by Julik Tarkhanov 7 years ago
I dig DaisyDisk for this.
Can FCPX co-exist with FCP 7 ???
by Rich Kaelin 7 years ago
When it first came out I heard that you should not install FCPX on an existing drive with FCP 7 running. I really want to try it, although I am nervous ( I cant even figure out iMovie, and I have been
Re: Can FCPX co-exist with FCP 7 ???
by Rich Kaelin 7 years ago
I would be interested in why. What is so different Screen shots look like standard editing form. I could not get iMovie at all, and everyone says it is like iMovie. I thought hat interface was counter
FCP and FCP 7 on same machine
by Greg Ball 7 years ago
I guess the time has come for starting to make the switch from FCP 7 to FCP X. I have a couple of questions, and would be grateful for any advice. First, I have a quadcore intel Mac (2010) I'm conside
Re: FCP and FCP 7 on same machine
by Claude Lyneis 7 years ago
Can't wait for Snow Manchurian Tiger to show up.
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Simple question, gain vs fader(or pot)
by Rich Kaelin 7 years ago
I know audio, but only in support of 25 years of video experience. I am not an audio expert, but I am very well aquatinted with much of the audio world. Something happened the other day which confused
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Al Bergstein liked this 7 years ago
Re: Simple question, gain vs fader(or pot)
by Rich Kaelin 7 years ago
I was not hitting limiters that I am aware of...but the 522 has an adjustable limiter threshold, and I do not know where they set it. I have been told where to keep my level, between -12 and -6 on our
Point Me In the Direction of A...........
by Rich Kaelin 9 years ago
Okay, so this forum has become unwieldy, a collection of thousands of raves vs. rants, making the cultivation of any real knowledge almost impossible without days of sifting. ALL I WANT TO KNOW is can
Re: Point Me In the Direction of A...........
by Rich Kaelin 9 years ago
Thank you Mike! That was part of my original thoughts. You said it much better! I think I said something like "it is a Mac thing" I will say, my MacPro is the best computer I have ever owned, and I ha
Convert NTSC to PAL in Compressor
by Rich Kaelin 9 years ago
All the threads on this are really old and not relevant to me. This week I will be shooting some interviews in NYC. Client is based in US and Europe. We are shooting in HD, but not sure if I will need
Re: Convert NTSC to PAL in Compressor
by Rich Kaelin 9 years ago
Not sure what you are asking. I got great results, so be more specific and I will try to help. Not sure what you mean by "the other way" I was going from 60fps to 50fps for UK use of clips shot in USA
Clarification on buying wireless mics
by Rich Kaelin 9 years ago
Hi all, I have seen some posts on this, but am a bit confused. I have 2 Sennhieser wireless that have programmable frequencies in 2 ranges, not sure of designations (A, B, G etc) One is getting a lot
Re: Clarification on buying wireless mics
by Rich Kaelin 9 years ago
Thank you. I need to replace the one which I now assume was in the C block, and I just did not want to get burned. The "noisy" one cost over $1000 when I bought it, and I am still looking at $500 - $9
Slow renders, After effects_CS5_OSX 10.6.5
by Ben Lindemuth 9 years ago
Hey there all, Tried searching to diagnose problem, was hoping someone could weigh in. My render's have been going extremely slow lately. I am working on a documentary, doing additional editing and gr
Re: Slow renders, After effects_CS5_OSX 10.6.5
by Rich Kaelin 9 years ago
I have been experiencing similar problems. At this moment I am doing a render, and I did several experiments for render times. I run dual quad (8 x 3.06GZ) with 12 GB RAM and raid arrays. When I turne
ki pro mini & convergent nano flash
by Jeremy Rothman 9 years ago
Not to be camera specific as there are already too many out there, with aja coming out with the ki pro mini and convergent already with the nanao flash; what are the key pros and cons of the two recor
Re: ki pro mini & convergent nano flash
by Rich Kaelin 9 years ago
Like it says above...apple prores is great but eats space. If this helps your consideration, we distribute media to HUNDREDS of outlets ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND WORLD on CF cards recorded in our nanoF
Motion crashing
by Rich Kaelin 9 years ago
Now I used to do this all the time in AE, but I just went to Mac and have yet to purchase a new copy. I am doing a stylized credit roll, but just a roll, no effects filters, I just wanted to justify d
Re: Motion crashing
by Rich Kaelin 9 years ago
I am creating and rendering in motion. Whether or not I work in FCP at the same time seems to have no effect on speed or stability. Plus now background is not rendering in TGA files either, but there
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