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Sidebar....Switch
by Rich Rubasch 3 months ago
Hey Oliver....I see you mentioned Switch in the FCP update thread. Can you tell us how you use Switch in your day to day workflow Is it indispensable to your workflows Any specific features you don't
Re: Sidebar....Switch
by Michael Gissing 3 months ago
Oliver Peters "A few of the editors mentioned it highly. It's a free download with donation requested. Seems pretty full-featured and it's 64-bit Windows and Mac." And Linux. It's working on my Linux
How to set video resolution exporting a video?
by Maxim Egle 3 months ago
I want the result video in 640x480p format. But there is no such option. Not for .avi neither for .mpeg4. Only 720x480p. The original video which I want to export is in 640x480p format too. Help pleas
Re: How to set video resolution exporting a video?
by Rich Rubasch 3 months ago
In that case you would just check the box to preserve current frame size, or maybe it's frame size from source. Rich Rich Rubasch Tilt Media Inc. Video Production, Post, Studio Sound Stage Founder Pre
Mac Monitor Settings
by Rich Rubasch 3 months ago
I had some light gray graphics over white and I noticed on a couple of my Mac computer monitors the gray was visible and on another it was not. It wasn't consistent. I played around with monitor contr
2020 iMac review
by Oliver Peters 4 months ago
https: www.fcp.co hardware-and-software 2297-oliver-peters-tests-apple-s-refreshed-mid-2020-27-inch-5k-imac - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: 2020 iMac review
by Rich Rubasch 3 months ago
Thanks Oliver....where do you find the time Oh, of course. It's 2020. Rich Rich Rubasch Tilt Media Inc. Video Production, Post, Studio Sound Stage Founder President Editor Designer Animator http: www.
C300 MKII noise green screen
by Rich Rubasch 4 months ago
I m looking at you Todd...looking for ideal settings for reducing noise for chroma key. Lower ISO but how low Fstop 5.6 or higher. High shutter speed for reduced blur. Baked in gamma for reduced proce
Re: C300 MKII noise green screen
by andy lewis 3 months ago
"really dislike a head shot that has razor sharp eyes, but also has razor sharp ears... I almost always prefer seeing the focus fall off a bit" That's not going to work if the added background is in f
Question about Seagate external drives compatibility
by Jenn Lindsay 4 months ago
Hi folks! I'm working on a documentary series that started filming in 2015. I'm using FCPX to cut 8 half-hour episodes on a late 2013 iMac with OS10.13.6. Here's the rough cut of the series: https: vi
Re: Question about Seagate external drives compatibility
by Rich Rubasch 4 months ago
First....don't format anything until you know you have the files you do have backed up somewhere! Looks like the first drive is a Mac Formatted drive....you should be fine using it for years without i
QNAP lost files
by Rich Rubasch 5 months ago
Hi guys; Hoping Bob has seen this. I had issues with my RAID. I reformatted the entire RAID and created new shared folders. I copied everything to the folders from my backups. I even worked on a proje
Re: QNAP lost files
by Rich Rubasch 5 months ago
Ok, full disclosure....I renamed the shared folder so it updated the new name to the last saved snapshot which was blank. Renamed it back and all the files are back! Whew. Disaster averted. Rich Rubas
A little late, but important meeting tonight!
by Rich Rubasch 6 months ago
Hi all; The Madison, WI chapter of Madison Media Pros will have a Zoom meeting TONIGHT, Thursday, June 11th, on production best practices in the Covid era....we have a great panel and the event is fre
Moving workspaces between systems
by Oliver Peters 7 months ago
Is there a way to copy move export all of your custom Premiere Pro workspaces between two different computers I realize you can open a project and with "import workspaces" enabled, it will import the
Re: Moving workspaces between systems
by Rich Rubasch 7 months ago
That is one of the biggest program flaws in the CC environment....window layouts. I run CC 2017, 2018 and 2019 and even 2020 on my iMac Pro. Never twice the same layout. What's worse, in AfterEffects
Here's the solution
by Rich Rubasch 7 months ago
I knew someone was working on it....this is all we need going forward... https: appsumo.com flixier utm_campaign=Flixier%20%28May%202020%29%20%20-%20List%201%20-%20Active%20%28W2VBZF%29&utm_medium=ema
Cupertino, we've got a problem!
by Mark Raudonis 8 months ago
Much like Apollo 13 faced a serious threat to their mission, we in the post production community are facing an existential threat to our industry with the need to isolate and work remotely. And much l
Re: Cupertino, we've got a problem!
by Rich Rubasch 7 months ago
I'm not sure. Once you have the footage, isn't the editing process mostly an individual at a workstation Maybe not for long form, but once the edit is done the project can be sent to a colorist, or th
Using the downtime from Coronavirus to do some infrastructure updates
by Christopher Allain 7 months ago
We re a small video-production firm with 4-5 users. We ve been operating with a standard gigabit setup for some time, but we re now evaluating moving to a new 10G switch as well as a higher-power prod
Re: Using the downtime from Coronavirus to do some infrastructure updates
by Rich Rubasch 7 months ago
vidox.com Rich Rubasch Tilt Media Inc. Video Production, Post, Studio Sound Stage Founder President Editor Designer Animator http: www.tiltmedia.com
Some posts disappeared?
by Rich Rubasch 7 months ago
Anyone else notice some forums disappeared and the SAN NAS forum just lost a bunch of recent posts...one of them mine! What's up Rich Rubasch Tilt Media Inc. Video Production, Post, Studio Sound Stage
Re: Some posts disappeared?
by Tim Wilson 7 months ago
Hi Rich, I'm doing some forum cleanup, and got interrupted in the midst of it. I promise that all the posts are still up, but making their way to a new consolidated Storage forum, taking shape here. I
Recording Interviews Remotely
by Rich Rubasch 8 months ago
Hi all; Has anyone done interviews remotely I know there are internet tools to do it via internet but there are pitfalls too. I'm thinking about using an iPad kit with external mic and send the kit to
Re: Recording Interviews Remotely
by Rich Rubasch 7 months ago
Thanks Nick....yup, have done that. But I'm thinking doing these now. Actually a lot of shows are doing this. The interview segment at the end of Tiger King with Joel McHale is one idea. You talk to t
Is filmmaking still an option?
by Isaac David Quesada 8 months ago
I have spent my professional life following a long term plan to build my career as a filmmaker while, at the same time, being able to pay the bills. But now I find myself in a situation where film is
Re: Is filmmaking still an option?
by Rich Rubasch 8 months ago
I think that is an astute observation. I suppose I might suggest there are many avenues you can take to explore your creative motivation to tell stories. I work in corporate video, which includes gove
Creativity
by Oliver Peters 8 months ago
https: youtu.be Kl1NW7h7lrY - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Creativity
by Rich Rubasch 8 months ago
Actually there is no reason you couldn't position the sensor horizontally when the camera is held vertically. It is counterintuitive but it could be done. Or have a sensor that always remains horizont
QNAP 1282T3 Kicks me off
by Rich Rubasch 8 months ago
I have one IMacPro connected directly to the QNAP via 10gig on its own subnet. I have an older MacPro Early 2009 (yup) connected thru an aggregated HP switch with both gigabit ports. When I connect an
Paint my Office please :)
by Eric Santiago 8 months ago
I finally got my office ready for painting. It's a small 12 x14 very low ceiling (stupid basement). Brand newly built room with soundproof walls and ceiling (drywall channels too). I have one window (
Re: Paint my Office please :)
by Rich Rubasch 8 months ago
I love Martha Stewart colors and years ago I painted our edit bays Nimbus Cloud on three walls and then a slightly darker gray on an accent wall. Love Nimbus Cloud. If you want a soft Green color as a
Well, this place has come to life!
by Rich Rubasch 8 months ago
Keep it coming....how we are working, creative solutions, innovative tech. Let's go! Rich Rubasch Tilt Media Inc. Video Production, Post, Studio Sound Stage Founder President Editor Designer Animator
Re: Well, this place has come to life!
by Steve Kownacki 8 months ago
My office is really clean! Not that it was a wreck before, but physical and computer desktops are organized, gear is getting repaired, filing is done, taxes are done, I exercise more, zoom meetings ar
How's business right now? (Also, what and where?) And how are YOU doing?
by Tim Wilson 9 months ago
The news has been so full of "okay, everybody's working at home" or "everybody SHOULD work at home" that it's easy to forget that not everyone in the world of video production has been granted this op
Re: How's business right now? (Also, what and where?) And how are YOU doing?
by Rich Rubasch 8 months ago
Hey Greg; Well then it is surely a small world, because Will Hunter at MPI gave me my first job in Madison after moving there from Hawaii. I too brought my skills editing and animation to MPI starting
Remote editing- cloud or otherwise
by Oliver Peters 9 months ago
The NAB and COVID-19 issues have brought up the idea of remote editing from the home or elsewhere via "the cloud." Here and in other forums, BeBop, Frame, Blackbird, and others have been mentioned as
Re: Remote editing- cloud or otherwise
by Rich Rubasch 9 months ago
Another scenario is I have clients who work with several editors at a time on a project that uses the same footage (years of archived footage) and we are all using the same footage. Several editors th
installing a qnap switch setup question
by Glenn Sakatch 10 months ago
I'm looking at adding a 10g qnap switch to the system. (currently runing 3 boxes, but only 2 have 10 access) In this article https: www.qnap.com en-us how-to tutorial article how-to-host-a-multi-user-
Re: installing a qnap switch setup question
by Rich Rubasch 10 months ago
I'm sort of guessing, but since the QNAP has two independent 10g ports the switch can negotiate traffic so if only two computers are on the system they can have independent lanes, and when a third is
Just for fun... Memory lane, a past life
by Todd Terry 10 months ago
Just thought some in here might be amused by this... Last summer I bought a new (to me) house, and had the pleasure (read: horror) of moving. Every time I've ever moved my home or office I've always s
Re: Just for fun... Memory lane, a past life
by Rich Rubasch 10 months ago
Hmm, I still have my 3.5" floppy discs for AfterEffects 2.0. There are 6 of them. Rich Rubasch Tilt Media Inc. Video Production, Post, Studio Sound Stage Founder President Editor Designer Animator htt
White balance off in 2020
by David Cabestany 10 months ago
I'm getting really off corrections when using the white balance selector in Premiere CC 2020. I used a white gray black card during the shoot. Everything looks yellowish after applying the WB Anyone e
Re: White balance off in 2020
by Rich Rubasch 10 months ago
Hmmm...just love Premier....can I have Final Cut 7 back Rich Rubasch Tilt Media Inc. Video Production, Post, Studio Sound Stage Founder President Editor Designer Animator http: www.tiltmedia.com
Filtering used media
by David Lebovitz 10 months ago
I am working on a project with close to 1000 photos. Is there a way to hide or filter the photos that have already been used in the sequence so I do not use the same photo twice Thanks. David
Re: Filtering used media
by Rich Rubasch 10 months ago
In the bin view of the photos there is a top header that is something like Used Media or Media Usage or something like that....It's normally not checked but it is very handy! Rich Rubasch Tilt Media I
Incomplete srt
by David Cabestany 11 months ago
I'm trying to import an srt file into the timeline, but only a very small part of it comes in. I checked the timecodes and seems to be ok. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. This is a time-sensi
Re: Incomplete srt
by Rich Rubasch 11 months ago
Was the SRT generated from a video whose timecode matches the clip you are trying to add it to Sometimes I've seen a 23.976 movie was used to create the SRT and then it is applied to a 29.97 master en
nas backup questions
by bob palmer 11 months ago
i'm thinking about setting up a network type backup for my 2 pc's. i have a network system with a gigabit network switch now, and at this time i have 2 usb hard drives 1 for each pc. but i was on the
Re: nas backup questions
by Rich Rubasch 11 months ago
I know Western Digital has a network connected drive that can be used as a backup on a network and Buffalo has been around for years with network connected drives for backing up etc. Synology has a fe
Updating versions workflow
by Rich Rubasch 11 months ago
Hi all; I have Premier versions CC 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. When you update to the next new version what is your workflow to make sure keyboard shortcuts, plugins, window layouts and the rest all co
someone could recommend me an UPS?
by Marco Mircoli 11 months ago
Hello guys, someone could recommend me an ups for the qnap ts1685 that is connected via USB and, above all, cyclically carry out a diagnosis of the battery status and that, warns me (either via optica
Re: someone could recommend me an UPS?
by Rich Rubasch 11 months ago
Amen Bob. Rich Rubasch Tilt Media Inc. Video Production, Post, Studio Sound Stage Founder President Editor Designer Animator http: www.tiltmedia.com
Understanding 1080p vs UHD and scaling
by Thomas Quinn 12 months ago
I have a piece of UHD 3840x2160 interview footage. I drop this footage into a 1080p sequence, set to fit (making it 50% scale), then scale it up to 100% giving me a punched in shot on the subject with
Re: Understanding 1080p vs UHD and scaling
by Rich Rubasch 12 months ago
Well I have read that 4K footage scaled up is extremely solid. Same with putting 4K footage in a 1080 sequence. Remember 1080 has less total resolution than a 4K frame. So scaling 4K footage in a 4K f
How to configure a new MacPro for Premiere
by Jim Curtis 12 months ago
I'm asking the brain trust for advice on purchasing a new MacPro for 75% Pr use, and 25% Ae use, which is my average use for my home based business. My initial budget is around $12K for a base model I
Re: How to configure a new MacPro for Premiere
by Rich Rubasch 12 months ago
I'm leaning toward the 12 core....not sure apps are taking as much advantage of the processors as they do the GPU. So I'm leaning toward the dual GPU card so it only takes up one slot. Also 96 gigs of
Do PPro OMF files retain essential sound & other audio adjustments/ filters?
by Samuel Frazier 12 months ago
I've done a few searches on this, but haven't found a straight answer. So, any help is greatly appreciated!!
Re: Do PPro OMF files retain essential sound & other audio adjustments/ filters?
by Rich Rubasch 12 months ago
My audio guy said rubberbanding does not come into his software. But dissolves between clips to and audio gain adjustments and pan settings come over. Rich Rubasch Tilt Media Inc. Video Production, Po
I´m incorporating a new temporary editor. NAS vs ethernet pc to pc. What´s the best option?
by Emil Chichet 1 year ago
Hi everyone, I ve been working alone since i was hired for a huge proyect and i decided to incorporate a new editor only for 2 months to finish it on time. So now i m looking for the best option to ha
Re: I´m incorporating a new temporary editor. NAS vs ethernet pc to pc. What´s the best option?
by Rich Rubasch 1 year ago
Hey Bob; I know it's not $100, but what if one of the PCs had a simple fast RAID attached to it with a 10gigE card. The other PC had a 10GigE card as well. Add the Netgear 10GigE switch and on a separ
Malware warning for QNAP owners
by Loring Weinkauf 1 year ago
If you have a QNAP NAS, disconnect it from the internet right away as it may be vulnerable to malware (QSnatch) specifically targeting QNAP NAS devices. QNAP has issued the following advisory outlinin
Re: Malware warning for QNAP owners - fix is up now
by Rich Rubasch 1 year ago
Since my model does not show up in the Maleware list of models can I assume I am "safe" I can't download it unless I choose a model and mine is not listed. Should I pick any of them and just run it Ri
Keying Problem on intersecting edges
by Tyler McNeill 1 year ago
Hey there, I have encoutered this problem dozends of times but I don't really know if there is a name for this. The key itself looks ok, but where 2 people are intersecting you get this bright edge th
Re: Keying Problem on intersecting edges
by Rich Rubasch 1 year ago
Not sure which keyer you are using but sometimes Edge Color Correction can help here. Also I sometimes pre process my green footage in a sub comp. I use Hue Saturation to boost only the green channel
Element 3D
by Rich Rubasch 1 year ago
If I create type that is tracked into a shot in 2D for client approval, can that type be "promoted" into Element 3D with properties after the fact I don't have Element 3D yet and wanted to just get th
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Re: Element 3D
by Rich Rubasch 1 year ago
Actually something like this might be just the ticket! Rich https: greyscalegorilla.com tutorials after-effects-create-3d-text Rich Rubasch Tilt Media Inc. Video Production, Post, Studio Sound Stage F
ND on windows revisited
by Rich Rubasch 1 year ago
Hi all....well we went ahead and put ND on large windows and left it up for a couple days....here was a message I got after we had taken it down: ------------------------------------------------------
Re: ND on windows revisited
by Rich Rubasch 1 year ago
Turns out the gel that had been on for a couple weeks did have a hard time pulling off and we had a bunch of small pieces we had to scrape off but everything worked out fine and the glass looks great.
The Lion King - A rant about semantics
by Todd Terry 1 year ago
This forum has been slow so I thought I'd take the opportunity to rant. I've just read a blurb where someone, some thing, or some article is referring to Disney's The Lion King as a live action re-mak
Re: The Lion King - A rant about semantics
by Rich Rubasch 1 year ago
It's PETA....they want people to think that animals are just like humans so we stop eating them. This film will accomplish exactly that....a new generation of young children growing up thinking animal
Blacking out large windows
by Rich Rubasch 2 years ago
We have a shoot in a 7th floor building with large floor to ceiling glass windows. We want to be able to use the view and other than ND on all the windows is there any other material you have used to
Re: Blacking out large windows
by Chris Santucci 1 year ago
You can get a large roll of black plastic sheet from a home store pretty cheap. URL="http: www.santucci-cinematographer.com " Cinematographer Cameraman Camera Operator Director of Photography Buffalo,
Sticky Rubber
by Todd Terry 2 years ago
I ran across an old still camera that we used to use, an Olympus E20.... this was a DSLR from back in the dark ages before anything like the 5D even existed. Even though it only shot something like a
Re: Sticky Rubber
by Rich Rubasch 2 years ago
I have the same thing on my Nikon D80. Was thinking of hitting it with baby powder but fine powder and electronics don't mix. Maybe freezing it and hitting it with light sandpaper Hmmmm...anyone Rich
Eyepiece and Handheld Rigs
by Rich Rubasch 2 years ago
Has anyone figured out a way to configure a Canon C300 or other like camera into a handheld setup but have an actual eye piece that can rest on the eye rather than just a monitor that is mounted out i
Re: Eyepiece and Handheld Rigs
by Rich Rubasch 2 years ago
Great link....that is exactly what I was thinking of... Rich Rich Rubasch Tilt Media Inc. Video Production, Post, Studio Sound Stage Founder President Editor Designer Animator http: www.tiltmedia.com
New FAA Rule
by Rich Rubasch 2 years ago
The FAA proposes to relax the prohibition on operations over people and at night under certain circumstances. https: s3.amazonaws.com public-inspection.federalregister.gov 2019-00732.pdf Rich Rubasch
Feedback and Comments - Vimeo
by Andrew Tucker 2 years ago
Good Day, Has anyone had any luck using Vimeo's time-coded commenting notes as a feedback tool Or are there any other tools that people can comment directly on the video Of course this is dependent on
Re: Feedback and Comments - Vimeo
by Rich Rubasch 2 years ago
Screenlight.tv rocks. Rich Rubasch Tilt Media Inc. Video Production, Post, Studio Sound Stage Founder President Editor Designer Animator http: www.tiltmedia.com
Goodbye Old Friend
by Craig Seeman 3 years ago
Support for Episode 7 (at 7.4) ended January 31st. I began my compression odyssey back in the late '90s with Media Cleaner which changed hands and eventually died with Discreet ... AutoDesk. So many y
Re: Goodbye Old Friend
by Rich Rubasch 3 years ago
Here's a good one.....I had a series of eight 1" tapes about 90 minutes each produced in 2001. The client was streaming 240 x 120 windows media files...back then that was the codec of choice on PCs. D
Is $250/minute for whiteboard animation worth it?
by Joe Clark 3 years ago
Hello, I am looking to have a whiteboard animation done, as all the top (Clickbank) sellers in my niche have such a sales page. I found a seller on oDesk, with testimonials of past projects(whiteboard
Re: Is $250/minute for whiteboard animation worth it?
by Rich Rubasch 3 years ago
That is a steal. I had a 5 minute project and the company here in Madison, WI TruScribe (they sort of invented the technique) were well over $7000 to create it. A lot of planning and illustrating goes
Laptop
by Rich Rubasch 3 years ago
We are a mac shop but with streaming and everything we ask a laptop to do what is a great bulletproof platform for streaming Would like an Ethernet port for a direct cable connection to the network bu
Re: Laptop
by Steve Kownacki 3 years ago
All in all, LOTS of testing before a gig with the exact setup you plan on using. We even have a startup power up routine, and which applications you start in what order. Turn off everything you don't
Training A Drone Spotter
by C. Blake Davis 4 years ago
Hello all, I've just started working with a company that does a lot of drone videography. According to the laws in our state we require a 'drone spotter' while operating in certain areas. They plan fo
Re: Training A Drone Spotter
by Rich Rubasch 3 years ago
Don't take your eyes off the thing.... Rich Rubasch Tilt Media Inc. Video Production, Post, Studio Sound Stage Founder President Editor Designer Animator http: www.tiltmedia.com
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GH5 or C100 Mark II
by Kyle Blackwell 4 years ago
As the title says. The company I work for is going to purchase a new camera this year and was looking at the C100 Mark II. Now with the GH5 specs being released, I'm wondering how they compare and whi
Re: GH5 or C100 Mark II
by Rich Rubasch 4 years ago
Todd, did you pony up for the C300 Mark II We have the C300 Mark I and just updated our 5D Mark II to the Mark IV but think the C300 Mark II is our next move. Unless NAB shows us something better in t
GoPro Hacks?
by Todd Terry 4 years ago
Honestly I'm not a huge fan of GoPros (I think I'm the only one who isn't), but I have a situation where they might be the best choice. I'm trying to figure out if there's a way to make them a better
Re: GoPro Hacks?
by Rich Rubasch 4 years ago
Also I found a pretty cool lens shade that is also a polarizer and it really helps with glare but also gives the shot a lot more color and reduces overall light. However I also removed the fisheye sto
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