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Richard Martz

I worked in Broadcast and in corporate video ending up with Crawford Communications when I decided to form my own company. Over the years I've produced well over 500 projects and I'm still excited about doing the next project. I love this stuff. Storytelling is my forte.
Member Since:
January 7th 2005
334 Posts
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Atlanta, GA
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Export while working on another timeline
by Richard Martz 8 months ago
I used to work in FCP and moved Premiere several years ago. FCP used to have a feature that would allow you to export while you worked on another timeline. That feature was convenient but I did not us
Re: Export while working on another timeline
by Todd Perchert 8 months ago
You can also send multiple sequences, or instances of the same sequence, and do them in an AME batch render while you still work. TC
Editing SD of HD
by Gerwin de keijzer 2 years ago
Hi there, We are a small non-profit broadcasting organisation inside a hospital. We maken promo-movies and instructional items. Our camera, a Sony PDW530, SD with XDCam disc creates stunning pictures.
Re: Editing SD of HD
by Richard Martz 2 years ago
As far as I know, DVD and BR discs are no longer supported by Adobe or Apple. Toast Titanium has some rudimentary authoring capability. Stay out of SD world because everything will ultimately be HD an
Footage very choppy during playback?
by Paul Gilmore 2 years ago
I am fairly new to Premier and I am use CC. I am editing a wedding that was shot on Cannon and Sony DSLR and when I playback the footage it's extremely choppy, jittery, freezes etc. It does not play s
Re: Footage very choppy during playback?
by Richard Martz 2 years ago
I assume you have a bunch of different cameras camera angles stacked up in your timeline. In which case a 2GB card may not be enough. Having done this for awhile and used several workstations my exper
Using a color matte with a green screen
by Lauren Kaiser 2 years ago
I could use a little advice. I'm editing footage of an interview that was shot in front of a screen and the green needs to become a very specific shade of purple (the company's color). I created a col
Re: Using a color matte with a green screen
by Richard Martz 2 years ago
You have a flat background so that will probably always look flat because that is exactly what it is. A quick fix might be to put a VIgnette on it using Lumetri. Darken the edges of the matte and pres
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Linking multiple workstations across the globe
by Richard Martz 2 years ago
I have a challenge for a client that has global reach. They have operations on six continents and generate content in every major location. They need to share core assets and occasionally edit project
Save editable titles for use in another project
by Richard Martz 2 years ago
I'm just wondering if there is any way to save titles created in a Premiere Pro project so they can be imported into another Premiere Pro project and alterred when minor things change in major titles
Re: Save editable titles for use in another project
by Richard Martz 2 years ago
I din't think of that but it is a great idea! Thanks so much! I have a bunch of great clients. They all have logos and different text and graphic standards to which we must conform. SO everytime I sta
Best Electronic Viewfinder
by Richard Martz 5 years ago
Just wondering if anyone has an opinion on the best Electronic Viewfinder. I'm aware of Cineroid's EVF4RVW wth retina display but not aware of many others. GOT Options Sincerely, Richard Martz MagicMa
Re: Best Electronic Viewfinder
by Richard Martz 5 years ago
Thanks. I was leaning toward the Cineroid. EVF4RVW Sincerely, Richard Martz MagicMartz Media, Inc. BrikPower Batteries Atlanta, GA FCP 7 FCP X Blackmagic Cinema Camera ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE CC Premiere
FCP compatible firewire capture software
by Richard Martz 5 years ago
I have a client who has a bunch of standard def miniDV taped footage that he eventually wants to edit in Final Cut. He does not own Final Cut 7. He has a MACBOOK PRO with a firewire connection and a m
Re: FCP compatible firewire capture software
by Mark Suszko 5 years ago
Black Magic Design has a "free" capture and logging program, but I think you have to buy one of their boxes to get it. I think AJA offers something similar, a utility for playbacks, but the price barr
Accessories for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
by prathvish hegde 5 years ago
hi, i have purchased 4k camera and want some insight into what are best(average price) and most needed set of accessories i should purchase inorder to shoot a film with the camera. sorry if this is a
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Re: Accessories for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
by Richard Martz 5 years ago
This was my list from a few months ago. Prices are less now. My advice is to skip the vmount battery system and get a battery with an integrated rail block. This is less expensive in the long run and
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BMCC & Paralinx Crossbow
by Nigel Thompson 5 years ago
Has anyone used or have been using A black Magic Cinema Camera with A paralinx cross bow How does it operate and does it operate at all can i run an HDMI cable directly from the crossbow to a monitor
Re: BMCC & Paralinx Crossbow
by Richard Martz 5 years ago
The crossbow converts the SDI signal to an HDMI signal that is then fed to the Paralinx transmitter. Theoritically you could just put the HDMI signal into monitor. But, just a warning, the Crossbow do
Sensor cleaning for BMCC
by Ali Quintana 5 years ago
I have a filming this Satturday and there is a small spot on my sensro. Can any one give me good advice how to clean it. I tried airblow but didnt have an impact. guess the dirt is a bit stuck.
Re: Sensor cleaning for BMCC
by Richard Martz 5 years ago
This is a job for a white room operation and not user serviceable. Any competent digital SLR repair center can do it. But be prepared for sticker shock - it will probably cost in the neighborhood of $
Editing 4K on a MacBook pro retina
by Ingólfur Björnsson 5 years ago
Hey there everyone. I shot a short movie on a BM 4K Apple prores and now it's time to edit. I've used FCP on a MacBook pro retina, but I'm quite tired of all the rendering all the time. And now with 4
Re: Editing 4K on a MacBook pro retina
by Richard Martz 5 years ago
Sorry, Matthew. I did not see your post before I posted my repetitively redundundundundant post :). Sincerely, Richard Martz MagicMartz Media, Inc. BrikPower Batteries Atlanta, GA FCP 7 FCP X Blackmag
Lens for Black Magic Cinema Camera
by David Mathis 5 years ago
This question has probably been asked before so apologies in advance. I am getting very close to making a purchase with the EF lens mount option. Needing to know what lens, on a smaller budget would b
Re: Lens for Black Magic Cinema Camera
by Richard Martz 5 years ago
Unless I'm mistaken you can eliminate EF-S lenses for your 4K camera since they typically only work with APS-C and smaller style sensors like the BMCC 2.5K. Larger Canon EF lenses should work on the 4
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lens blur to get movie effect
by Ali Quintana 5 years ago
A good DOP was resently telling me that they use some kind of lens blur on dslr and also BMCC (using dslr lenses), This to get a more film look. He did not say how or if its done in post or in filming
Re: lens blur to get movie effect
by Richard Martz 5 years ago
Yep. Personally I find vaseline to be an absolute MESS to deal with. We have done some interesting EFX by Netting the back of the lens with a black stocking. It looks a little like a pro mist. But onl
Tracking a keyed image
by Richard Martz 5 years ago
I want to superimpose an image on a cell phone. The cell phone moves ever so slightly and I need to have the image move with the background object. I did this a few years ago on the side of a bus but
Re: Tracking a keyed image
by Myles Conti 5 years ago
Try mocha - plugin that comes with after effects - it's a planar tracker, so it tracks the surface - perfect for phone screen replacement. Myles Conti Director Editor contibrosfilms.com
Hyperdeck Shuttle and Captioned files
by Tony Brecknock 6 years ago
I am interested in wrapping captions into my file from an NLE (PC Premiere Pro CC) and being able to export an Avid DNXHD file and transfer them to the shuttle and then play them and have the captions
Re: Hyperdeck Shuttle and Captioned files
by Richard Martz 6 years ago
If you try to do this yourself you will probably need some captioning software that interfaces well with Premiere Pro. For MAC most folks use MacCaption from CPC. But this software is over $1K and tha
Hyperdeck Shuttle fragile SDI connectors
by Trevor Ward 6 years ago
In the middle of a week long shoot on an island, the very fragile mini SDI connectors broke. We resorted to using HDMI coming out of our F3, but we preferred the SDI connection. Upon returning, I sent
Re: Hyperdeck Shuttle fragile SDI connectors
by Richard Martz 6 years ago
Try Perihelion design. Also strap the cable to the top of the Hyperdeck and secure it with Gorilla tape (Not GAFFER TAPE). That way it will take the stress off the connector. I've expeienced the same
Hyperdeck Shuttle 2 Ghost frames (Interlacing?)
by Richard Martz 7 years ago
I'm having trouble recording on my brand new Hyperdeck Shuttle 2. I've updated the software to the latest release. We have had the problem with both 10 Bit Uncompressed Quicktime files and Apple PRORE
Playhead doesn't move with video
by Richard Martz 8 years ago
I've been editing FCP for 6 years and I just saw something I've never seen before. When I play back a sequence the playhead has always moved right along with the timeline and the canvas. Now for some
Re: Playhead doesn't move with video
by Richard Martz 8 years ago
I wish I could tell you what I did to resolve the problem but after a week of this happening it simply stopped doing that. I did notice that if I re-booted it would eliminate the problem at least for
Kona LHi Vs BlackMagic Decklink Studio
by Richard Martz 9 years ago
I'm about to buy a Video I O card. What advantages does KONA have over the decklink studio Accelleration FCP 7 MAC 8 core BlackMagic Studio Pro After Effects PhotoShop Illustrator Lots of other Fun St
Re: Kona LHi Vs BlackMagic Decklink Studio
by Richard Martz 9 years ago
OK Finally found it DuH! FCP 7 MAC 8 core After Effects PhotoShop Illustrator Lots of other Fun Stuff!
Decklink Studio versus Kona LHI
by Richard Martz 9 years ago
I"m about to purchase a video card. What advantages does Decklink Studio have over the KONA LHi THe Decklink is only about half the price so I'm wondering if it can keep up. I've used Kona in the past
This is a new one.
by Richard Martz 9 years ago
I was shutting down and when I tried to get out of Final Cut a window came up that said: "This operation will terminate background processes and partial results will be discarded. Are you sure you wan
Re: This is a new one.
by John Pale 9 years ago
Smoothcam
How do I drop-in a shot to my 59.94 tape, played out from 23.98 sequence?
by James Kommoss 9 years ago
Hi all - my problem is as follows: I've played out to tape, using 59.94 video output, from my 23.98 sequence in final cut. Pulldown is automatically applied, and all is well. However, now I want to ch
Re: How do I drop-in a shot to my 59.94 tape, played out from 23.98 sequence?
by Richard Martz 9 years ago
I would make the change and lay it off again. For one thing you will have a complete program that you can store as a part of your NLE system. Start the process and go to lunch. A long lunch. Another w
Kona LHi Vs BlackMagic Decklink
by Richard Martz 9 years ago
I've owned Kona cards before but I'm considering a Black Magic Designs Decklink Studio OR a Kona LHi card. THE main difference appears to be Hardware acceleration. Comments WHich one is best The Kona
Re: Kona LHi Vs BlackMagic Decklink
by Radu P. 9 years ago
I cannot setup a BMD Decklink 3d to capture in XDCAM format. With AJA Kona LHE was very easy. I'm using FCP 3.0.
Capturing footage from HVR1500a
by Arnold Foote 9 years ago
Dear Friends, I am trying to capture sd minidv footage from the HVR1500A deck into FCP7 via sd-sdi through a Kona 3 card. The computer controls the deck just fine. The footage pays out on the on board
Re: Capturing footage from HVR1500a
by Richard Martz 9 years ago
On that machine I think you have to use RS-422 to control the deck. NOT Firewire - if you are going to capture through the KONA3 card. Are you trying to capture HD-SDI or are you trying to capture usi
error sending selection to soundtrack pro
by Michael Singh 9 years ago
Just upgraded to FCP Studio (5.0.4), using Soundtrack Pro 1.0 for the first time. Using File Send to Soundtrack Pro Multitrack Project results in "Error sending selection to Soundtrack Pro". G5 dual p
Re: error sending selection to soundtrack pro
by Richard Martz 9 years ago
Upgraded to 5.0.4 The latest upgrade is FCP7. HIghlight the selection first then send to Soundtrack Pro. FCP 7 MAC 8 core BlackMagic Studio Pro After Effects PhotoShop Illustrator Lots of other Fun St
Editing in FCP vertical orientation
by Von Thomas 9 years ago
I have a need to shoot some ad shots in vertical orientation, and all is fine until I try to edit my vertical footage in FCP. If I try to render or export, I get Codec not found. You may be using a co
Re: Editing in FCP vertical orientation
by Richard Martz 9 years ago
Need more info. Was the footage shot with the camera on its side (rotated 90 degrees) I've done this before with a resolution of 480 x 3559. To do this we used a Motion JPEG sequence. But you can also
Does Final Cut Pro 6 hurt you AVID guys?
by Richard Martz 12 years ago
I've been listening to all the buzz coming out of NAB about Apple's latest FCP 6 with all the new PRO features. They included the $25K Final Touch Color Correction program in the FCP bundle for $1300.
Re: Does Final Cut Pro 6 hurt you AVID guys?
by Richard Martz 12 years ago
No. But the price is revolutionary. Oh...I worded it that way on purpose to get a rise out of Avid folks. I also have used AVIDS for nearly 15 years now and love them. But I remember when I had to pay
.WMV to Quicktime
by Richard Martz 13 years ago
I have a client who has some pretty bad video on a .wmv file. They want to edit this. I have Discreet Cleaner 6 and that should theoritically be able to convert this WMV to a quicktime file that I can
Re: .WMV to Quicktime
by Richard Martz 13 years ago
The file says bit rate: 559Kbps Media Type: Video Audio COdec: Windows Media Audio 9.1 64 kbps, 44.1khz Stereo 1-pass CBR Video Codec: WIndows Media Video V8 Hope that helps. Richard Martz MagicMartz
Background Audio Noise Issues in Final Cut Pro
by Lee Burrows 14 years ago
Hello. I apologize if this isn't the proper forum for this type of question but I figured it didn't hurt to try iy out. I have an interview that was shot in stereo outside and you can easily hear the
Re: Background Audio Noise Issues in Final Cut Pro
by Richard Martz 14 years ago
I recently attended a seminar on Final Cut Studio. Apple's Soundtrack Pro was featured. THere is a function in soundtrack pro that allows you to eliminate most of the noise and bring it down to a grea
Multibridge Extreme - When will it be here?
by Richard Martz 14 years ago
Dear Luke: I'm putting in a FCP system and wondering if I should wait for the Multibridge Extreme card. You suggested that card sometime back and I've been waiting on the card to come out for a few we
FCP which card is right?
by Richard Martz 14 years ago
I'm setting up a new FINAL CUT PRO system. My primary method of acquisition will be in HDV and DV. I will be using either the Sony Z1 or if the JVC GY-HD100u proves a workhorse of a camera, then I'll
Re: FCP which card is right?
by Richard Martz 14 years ago
Dear Luke: Thanks for the info. Are you guys any closer to releasing the Multibridge Extreme. It looks like that card will do everything I need and fly my baby to the moon. You're probably coming back
throwing out the Matrox card - time for DeckLink
by Sean Cusson 14 years ago
Hi guys. I'm a motion graphic designer who has decided that's it's finally going to happen. After 2 years of struggling with the Matrox RTX.100 I've decided that it's time to just throw it out. I'm ti
Re: throwing out the Matrox card - time for DeckLink
by Richard Martz 14 years ago
Ditto my experience with Matrox. This goes back several years ago and I finally made the same decision you came to. I'm currently looking at one of the Multibridge products. They won't be out fro a fe
Video Capture Card
by Richard Martz 14 years ago
Dear Friends: I'm putting together a FCP system. I'm pretty sure of the components I need but I have a few questions about two areas and what equipment might be the best for my uses. I'll be capturing
Re: Video Capture Card
by Richard Martz 14 years ago
Dear John: I also need to display to an SDI monitor or a component video monitor so I really do need a card to do that. Got one in mind
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