General question about rendering by Richard Herd 2 weeks ago I've been editing a lot of government and non-profit content that's well over an hour running time (talking head mostly, single camera). The footage (XDCAM EX 1080i60 (35 Mb s VBR 1920x1080) always re
Re: General question about rendering by Richard Herd 1 week ago THanks! I thought I was doing that, but it only works with particular codec and wrappers. I was using the wrong secret sauce. The footage I received was XDCAM EX in a quicktime wrapper. I guess I shou
Final cut Pro vs Premiere (for speed) by Mike Tyler 3 weeks ago From what I've seen, most people use Adobe Premiere for editing.. Until now I was working with FCPX because it was just faster - the rendering was almost instantaneous. However in my last project I wa
Re: Final cut Pro vs Premiere (for speed) by Richard Herd 1 week ago Mike Tyler "150 mb larger from Final Cut" One hidden detail in compression is called the key frame interval. And that means how many i-frames there are. Compression is interesting. In order to have c
A USB Cable rant... by Todd Terry 1 week ago This is nothing important, just something I thought I'd share from the "Whaaaaaaa " department. Ok, what's the biggest gripe about USB cables I think it's universally the fact that on the first connec
Re: A USB Cable rant... by Rich Rubasch 5 days ago I know! It costs more to do it this way! That's it! Rich Rubasch Tilt Media Inc. Video Production, Post, Studio Sound Stage Founder President Editor Designer Animator http: www.tiltmedia.com
Media manager error by Shane Ross 2 weeks ago So I'm trying to media manage a sequence to a new drive so that we give the online facility ONLY the assets used in the cut. A typical thing. Avid does this, FCP 7 and FCX do this. And NOW supposedly
Article: Bob Zelin's NAB Show, Take 2017 by Bob Zelin 2 weeks ago NAB Show Bob Zelin's NAB Show, Take 2017 Longtime broadcast engineer, facilities designer, and workflow consultant Bob Zelin has been attending the NAB Show for years, and his legendary write-ups hav
Re: Bob Zelin's NAB Show, Take 2017 by Tim Taylor 2 weeks ago Great article. I've been absent from NAB for a few years, and this was a terrific summary of the state of our industry! I don't even mind the invisible elephant in the room, Apple. They don't seem ver
Ranting about Google by Todd Terry 3 weeks ago The room has been kind of quiet of late and I have a few minutes to kill and thought I'd rant. Well, very minor rant. I'm usually a big fan of Google and almost all of their products, but they're anno
Re: Ranting about Google by Selen Jain 7 days ago I am a regular Gmail user but I have not noticed it before! Thank you for pointing out it here, glad that I get to know about the mess! https: www.clippingpathspecialist.com
Re: Interview with Thomas Grove Carter by Robin S. Kurz 1 week ago Ronny Courtens "I have really enjoyed reading this:" He's a really nice guy in person, too. And by far THE fastest Final Cut Pro X editor I have ever seen mind-boggling. - RK ________________________
OT: Fusion vs After Effects by Simon Ubsdell 4 weeks ago I thought this was an interesting discussion about how Fusion might be a more than viable replacement for Ae for many users: https: forum.blackmagicdesign.com viewtopic.php f=22&t=58937&sid=125d92d164
Markers or Metadata - The Debate! by David Lawrence 1 month ago One of FCPX's great strengths is its metadata-driven organizing tools. They're so good I've built logging workflows around them, even though I like cutting in Premiere Pro. But depending on your work
Re: Markers or Metadata - The Debate! by Tony West 4 weeks ago David Lawrence "So what's more efficient Markers or metadata " For me it isn't either or, but both. I use the metadata in the browser as I log and create favorites. I then write into the favorites no
Adobe updates by Oliver Peters 1 month ago Let the kibitzing begin! https: www.provideocoalition.com adobe-updates-premiere-pro-cc-april-2017 And a deeper dive: https: www.youtube.com watch v=zQy3eFIXF4k And a couple on After Effects, too: htt
Shooting Product Introduction Videos by Phillip Seitz 2 months ago Hello readers. Abit of a rant ahead and looking for insight. So, here's my story: I've been shooting and editing videos for quite some time here, including, but not limited to; macro shots of jewelry,
Re: Shooting Product Introduction Videos by Richard Herd 1 month ago Phillip Seitz "Have any of you shot interview product footage with the talent sitting down Is there a guide for something like this that I missed out there What could the psychological advantages dis
The iMac "Pro" rumor looks interesting by Craig Seeman 2 months ago https: www.macrumors.com 2017 04 06 imac-xeon-e3-64gb-ram-amd-late-october New iMac Late October. Xeon E3 processor. And Apple's entry back into monitors may be 8K. A bigger (taller) Mac Mini.
Betamax by Rich Rubasch 2 months ago Anyone in the Madison WI area or Milwaukee Chicago area have a working Betamax machine laying around Have a few old tapes to transfer! Would love to do it here rather than send them out. Rich Rubasch
Re: Betamax by Bob Zelin 2 months ago boy, you are all a bunch of old bags. I remember seeing all the posts about guys wanting to get together for the Ampex QUAD tape reunion at NAB at O'Shea's. What a bunch of old bags. Betamax Are you k
Competitive pricing for a chroma-key by Jack Steiner 2 months ago I'm opening a chroma-key studio very soon in Europe.. Chroma-key studio will be 1000 square meters with a length of 20 feet and a professional high-end lighting setup, two make-up rooms and extra prop
Re: Competitive pricing for a chroma-key by Richard Herd 2 months ago Todd Terry " Jack Steiner "what structure should we use to improve acoustics and get rid of the "reverb" "" In a perfect sound stage environment for recording audio (very niche here) there are no par
Fs7 grain by D j Harris 2 months ago Hi, I'm asking this question from the perspective of post production - we have an Fs7 but we often seem to have terrible trouble with grain and digital pixelly noise, particularly in dark areas. Any k
Re: Fs7 grain by Richard Herd 2 months ago 2000! Holy crap. This brings up so many questions! Do you have a depth of field chart for the FS7 I googled of course but it was hard to suffer through all the noise. Thanks!
OT: Time to say goodbye? by David Mathis 2 months ago For the last several weekd the "other" debate forum has grown silent. There have been no sightings of angry village people with torches and pitchforks. Even the intoxicated laced rants and diatribes h
Re: OT: Time to say goodbye? by Tim Wilson 2 months ago Oliver Peters "Not much to debate, since Adobe seems pretty solid in sticking with subscription. " That's one way to put it. I found that forum endlessly vexatious, I have to admit. On one hand, it q
How to budget a Cooking Show ? by Robert Bengraff 2 months ago I have been asked to put numbers together to produce five 5-8 minute outdoor, roaming host food show. I am currently under NDA so I can't give too many details, but think outdoor festival, tailgaters,
Matchmoving a dolly zoom with greenscreen by Axel Nordman 4 months ago Hello, I need some advice on how to go about to plan the visual effects, matchmoving and execution for this shot: https: drive.google.com open id=0Bw_DOei-S1wOUW54bjJmZXQ2ZGs The challenge is that we
licensing cost for art video by Sarah Schela 3 months ago Hi there, I would like to get some advices from you concerning licensing a video I have created in the past. this video is a part of an art installation I created last year and someone is interested t
Move Object Without Moving Mask? by C. Blake Davis 3 months ago Hello! I have an image file I would like to move WITHOUT moving the mask it contains. Normally I would just use a trackmat, but this image file already has an alpha matte, so I have to use a mask on i
Re: Move Object Without Moving Mask? by Richard Herd 3 months ago The after effects render order is the following: SOURCE MASK EFFECTS TRANSFORMATIONS (smet) Imagine the problems if masks were not on the source. Yikes! Or effects ignored masks!!
Bolex 16mm Time-Exposure? by Charlie Knott 5 months ago I am planning on working with a Bolex 16mm camera on a short experimental film, and in the process I am trying to achieve the effect of time-exposure, or slow shutterspeed. I have read about turning t
Re: Bolex 16mm Time-Exposure? by Richard Herd 3 months ago Back to basics: in film, shutter speed is calculated as follows: Frame Rate * Shutter Angle = Shutter Speed For example: 1 24 * 180-degrees 360-degrees = 1 48 shutter speed. What makes the smeariness
Am I wrong here? by Greg Ball 3 months ago I have a potential out of town client looking to do a 3 day shoot in my area. The way I work is I sub contract my crews and equipment. We would also be building sets and renting furniture. The total p
Re: Thanks and Update by Richard Herd 3 months ago Hello Bob, have you seen this http: viddyoze.com Who needs a full time employee to make custom motion graphics The magical cloud can do it all.
Here's a strange one. Any thoughts? by Greg Ball 3 months ago Hi guys, Hope you're all well. I have a potential client who wants us to deliver different still graphics and video clip files to stretched ultra-wide LCD (LED backlight) bar cut displays. 1 3 cut dis
Re: Here's a strange one. Any thoughts? by Richard Herd 3 months ago Sorry I missed this before. I used to do a lot of this stuff for bars and venues. Shooting the footage was almost ridiculous because the aspect ratios are incompatible. So it was a lot of cropping in
Professional "Film" Sound With Dialogue by Ben Hilton 4 months ago Hello all, I have a question about audio. How is the "Film" audio texture accomplished I don't know how to describe it, but it is the special texture that you hear mainly on voices in feature films an
Shooting an old train on Green screen by eli rezik 5 months ago Hello everyone, In a couple of weeks I'm going to shoot a short film in an old train cabin. of course we are shooting in a stand still train, and using green screen for the outside. however before I g
Re: Shooting an old train on Green screen by Richard Herd 5 months ago Simon Ubsdell "underexposed green screen" Getting back to the basics. What does underexposed mean Let's make it easy. We have 5 stops of latitude: 2, 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8 IMO "underexposed" means everythin
What Are The Best Practices for Animation? by Jason Jammer 7 months ago Hello, I'm looking for advice on the best way to animate a flow of dots inside a pipe. The end result would be a continuous flow of dots that loop infinitely. I went an old school route where I copied
Premiere Pro 2017 by Greg Jones 7 months ago Anyone brave enough to install the new version of Premiere Pro and try it out Just noticed Premiere Pro 2017 pop up on the Creative Cloud Tab. Greg Jones D7,Inc.
itch to upgrade by Robert Smith 7 months ago Since Cosa 1993 we upgraded three mac AE licences at every opportunity. Since the pay monthly CC our team stopped upgrading and have been using Cs6 quite happily. We wondered if it is worth upgrading,
Re: itch to upgrade by Richard Herd 7 months ago It's not an "upgrade" per se. There are some new features and enhancements of course, but changing out a working system is a bad idea because you'll have a million little "Oh yeah I forgot about that"
Question about exposure settings by Duke Sweden 10 months ago I'm just an amateur and I don't have a fancy lighting studio or outdoor equipment but the answer to my question might help others. OK, when shooting a scene that will end up dark and moody, should one
Opacity color math by Jerry Smith 12 months ago So, I have a colored square with 100% opacity on a white background. I'd like to replace it by a darker colored square with 50% opacity. Is there a simple formula or web site with a color applet that
Re: Opacity color math by Richard Herd 12 months ago Have you tried Adobe Color https: color.adobe.com EDIT: here is some blend mode math http: photoblogstop.com photoshop photoshop-blend-modes-explained