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Richard Sanchez

Assistant Editor, VFX artist, mustache wax connoisseur
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May 30th 2007
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Transcoding HEVC/H265
by Jon Hensen 2 years ago
Trying to find the right tool to make new UHD generations (ProRes DNx) from from some H265 footage. Anyone know of any plugins for MC or Premiere Is there only 3rd party software that can handle this
Re: Transcoding HEVC/H265
by Richard Sanchez 2 years ago
I'd give Resolve a try if you haven't. It's free and extremely versatile with different codecs. Richard Sanchez Los Angeles, CA "We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution." - Bill Hicks
Turnover to sound-multiplne ISO tracks
by Alice Ingeli 2 years ago
Hello, I'm working on a project which delivers dailies as DNX36 from resolve and separate sound with multiple tracks. A1 is the mix and that's the only track the editor normally wants to work with, so
Re: Turnover to sound-multiplne ISO tracks
by Richard Sanchez 2 years ago
Echoing what Shane and Job said. You don't need to provide them with all the ISOs. Some sound houses will try to get you to do that. That said, if you're the picture assistant, it's their job to do th
Display Event Numbers using Subcap effect for VFX prep?
by Ty Delgaty 2 years ago
I'm tasked with prepping sequences for VFX. They've asked that each shot requiring VFX work be numbered sequentially. We did this originally by creating 130 titles with Shot 001-Shot 130 and manually
Re: Display Event Numbers using Subcap effect for VFX prep?
by Richard Sanchez 2 years ago
Evan's tool takes the comment from your locators and makes subcaps out of them. If you create markers with the VFX ID in them and export an EDL with locators checked, you should get what you need. I b
How to import ALE without Avid Log Exchange
by Orion McCaw 2 years ago
Hey, I'm trying to batch rename a bunch of clips in a bin by exporting the ALE and changing all the names in Excel then going back into avid and importing the new ALE. I used to do this on Avid 7 when
Re: How to import ALE without Avid Log Exchange
by Richard Sanchez 2 years ago
There is a way to create a self contained version of Avid Log Exchange. I've done this because I use it all the time. In order to do this, you'll need Avid 7 installed on a system. After MCv7 and Film
EDL without EDL Manager
by Marissa Gouverne 3 years ago
Hey all! I'm working on Avid v7.0.6 and I'm trying to get an EDL out of my very complex timeline. I can't get EDL Manager to spit out all video tracks, but even after I flattened those I get an EDL th
Re: EDL without EDL Manager
by Richard Sanchez 3 years ago
Can you export more than one EDL When I do turnovers, I usually export one EDL per video track, and one EDL for every four audio tracks. It's not fun, but I've used this method for picture and sound t
GOPRO workflow for Avid MC
by Will Fiennes 4 years ago
Hi all, Looking for some Goro help. In my experience Gopro and Avid can be a rocky road when doing conforms. In the past I have witnessed workflows as such: Rename Gopro MP4s using something like "A b
Re: GOPRO workflow for Avid MC
by Richard Sanchez 4 years ago
I'd highly recommend you use MP4 to QT first. It will combine spanned clips and add timecode based on the time modified of the file. It's not as accurate as true TOD timecode, but it's something. Do t
Silverstack ALE not working
by Simon Dinnigan 4 years ago
Hi When I export an ALE from Pomfort Silverstack I always get the response: BIN_IMPORT_NO_MATCH When I export an ALE from Resolve, it works perfectly! Does anyone have experience with the ALE's from S
Re: Silverstack ALE not working
by Richard Sanchez 4 years ago
What columns are present in the ALE Have you opened it up in a text editor If it's missing tape or filename, and start and end timecode, I believe the ALE merge will fail. Richard Sanchez Los Angeles,
REDCINE X to Avid Media Composer Workflow
by Kimberly Rasilainen 4 years ago
This is my first time doing the REDCINE X PRO to Avid Media Composer Work Flow. I transcoded all the day 1 footage in REDCINE X just fine, exported with Format settings: Avid DNxHD 36 8 bit, resoluti
Re: REDCINE X to Avid Media Composer Workflow
by Richard Sanchez 4 years ago
I'm not sure about what's causing that, but I will point out that usually RED Cine X will output both an AAF and an ALE. ALE doesn't support audio, so typically you want to drag the MXF files to the A
Split track Quick Time
by dan crouch 4 years ago
Hi Guys, Can anyone please tell me how rto make a split track QT in MC* Ty
Re: Split track Quick Time
by Richard Sanchez 4 years ago
Easiest way is to make sure you've mixdown your audio into the appropriate splits you want (or if you're using mix stems lay them in the track configuration you need). Export a QT Reference (Make sure
Which time code do I generate for transcription services.
by John Keating 4 years ago
I am going to begin working with a transcription company who will be translating Korean to English. When I output these files do I simply put the files on a timeline generate timecode and send that or
Re: Which time code do I generate for transcription services.
by Richard Sanchez 4 years ago
It usually depends on what you intend to do with the results. For example, if you are sending out a locked and you want to get a list of translations to correspond with points of your final edit, you'
Sound TC (at 29.97 or 23.976)
by Richard Sanchez 5 years ago
Sound TC used to be hard coded to run at 29.97, but I had heard that this had been recently changed. Does anybody know as of what version has this been changed I'm running MC 6.5.4.2 and Sound TC is s
Re: Sound TC (at 29.97 or 23.976)
by Michael Phillips 5 years ago
http: 24p.com wordpress p=132 Fixed changed in 7.0.3.
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Pro Res MXF via AAF
by Richard Sanchez 5 years ago
I'm using After Effects CS6. Old version. I know. Any hoo, I've done several tests and it seems that Pro Import (As of CS6) does not like Pro Res MXF media. I plan to work with Pro Rex MXF media in th
Tick Tock ..... Tick Tock.....
by Marianna Montague 5 years ago
As of the 1st January 2015, Avid is saying goodbye, adios, au revoir, auf Wiedersehen.... to our current upgrade plan for key software including Media Composer, Symphony and NewsCutter. 1. Upgrades wi
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Ingesting offline media - ALE, AAF, thoughts?
by Christopher Reig 5 years ago
Hi everyone, A question of curiosity for Avid assistant editors. When preparing bins in Media Composer to be handed off, I always ask the assistant how they would like it done, as everyone has their w
Re: Ingesting offline media - ALE, AAF, thoughts?
by Michael Phillips 5 years ago
Richard - Avid has finally made the merge non-destructive in 7.0.3 where an ALE will only replace overwrite the fields in the ALE and not all fields associated with the master clip - http: 24p.com wor
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6.5 vs 7.0.3 which is better?
by Trevor Ambrose 6 years ago
Hi, A simple question: Which version is better right now 6.5 or 7.0.3 for Mac I haven't worked on Avid for a few years and I'm about to start a TV show. One person told me that 7.0.3 is a little buggy
Re: 6.5 vs 7.0.3 which is better?
by Trevor Ambrose 6 years ago
Good news Richard! It's the way I want to go so I'm liking your answer. Thanks a lot! Trevor Trevor Ambrose editor http: www.imdb.com name nm0024430
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Sound Roll and Flash TC Burn
by Richard Sanchez 6 years ago
I've been playing around with Resolve Lite 10 to generate dailies. Fortunately, it's more of a theoretical "what if" as opposed to with a looming deadline. In any event, I figured out how to export an
DNxHD and .mxf import??
by Nick Griffin 6 years ago
I used Sorenson to convert a Quicktime file into an .mxf that I believed would then be faster to load into MC 7 for the Mac. Import says it can't do it and to see the "Documentation" on how to load me
Re: DNxHD and .mxf import??
by Nick Griffin 6 years ago
Thank you, Richard and as to the speed of providing an answer...WOW! You may have just set a new speed record for the COW.
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Deleted Avid MediaFiles - Unable to relink to imported media
by Dan Zinn 6 years ago
I'll start out by saying I realize this was a rookie mistake, and not one I will make again, but hopefully it can be resolved (crossing my fingers...) I created a project a while back that I now need
Re: Deleted Avid MediaFiles - Unable to relink to imported media
by Dan Zinn 6 years ago
Thank you Richard and Michael - you guys are lifesavers! Worked like a charm.
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Media Composer DVCPRO FPS Issues
by Terry Leahy 6 years ago
Hi Guys, I recently shot a project with an HPX370, and two DSLRs. I had them all set to 24fps. But when I did an AMA link, avid is showing the clips from the panasonic as having 29.97 FPS as opposed t
Re: Media Composer DVCPRO FPS Issues
by Michael Phillips 6 years ago
Mix and Match will usually do the right thing removing the pulldown frame field from a stream with pulldown. If it misses, you can go go in and change the cadence till it's right. Michael
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Mike Jeffs 8 years ago
if you want to send me your workflow to my email send it to Jeffsm@byui.edu
Timeline Mute and Solo controls disappearing
by Richard Sanchez 8 years ago
I've embedded an image to help illustrate this strange issue. An AE linked several master clips audio from mono to stereo tracks. My editors hated this, and had me modify the master clips to break the
Re: Timeline Mute and Solo controls disappearing
by Terence Curren 8 years ago
You need to turn on the "track control panel" which you will find under the hamburger menu on the lower left corner of your timeline. Then you will see what looks like a little power button on the rig
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Can I collect all media used in a timeline in Avid Media Composer?
by Caitlin miller 8 years ago
I recently inherited a project that's really a mess. The previous editor had no organizational system and there's over 100 bins. I know in Final Cut Pro you can open media manager which collects all m
Re: Can I collect all media used in a timeline in Avid Media Composer?
by Ed Cilley 8 years ago
Richard Sanchez " What is the advantage of media mover over consolidate" Sure Richard, Two different tasks. I use consolidate when I am pulling media from various workspaces in a networked environmen
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Lisencing issues with Script Sync
by Richard Sanchez 8 years ago
Anybody run into this When I upgraded from Media Composer 4.0, I got my complimentary Script Sync Serial so that I could use Script Sync with 5.0. Per the instructions, when I first loaded a script, i
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Re: Lisencing issues with Script Sync
by Richard Sanchez 8 years ago
Didn't realize this. The promotion granting you a Script Sync license during the upgrade from Media Composer 4 to Media Composer 5 gives you a script sync serial only applicable to Script Sync in MC5.
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Blur Tracking for Censorship
by Michael Swingler 8 years ago
Hi, I'm working on a job that requires a great deal of blurring logos, artwork, alcoholic beverages, etc... It is taking endless man hours to manually go in and key frame the blur effect for multiple
Re: Blur Tracking for Censorship
by Richard Sanchez 8 years ago
Within Final Cut Nothing. Andy's Region Blur is the closest thing, but it doesn't have motion tracking built in. Avid's Blur Tool does and is handy for that. After Effects would be good for it as well
Horrible posterization and colour banding.
by jim canty 8 years ago
Hi, Please can anyone help I just finished editing my movie, "Commuting" on Final Cut Pro 7. The footage was shot on a Canon 5Dmk11 and the screen grab attached is from an outputted Quicktime (H264 19
Re: Horrible posterization and colour banding.
by Richard Sanchez 8 years ago
The issue has more to do with your acquisition. The 5D shoots to h.264 which is inherently 8-bit and heavily compressed. That said, when you exported from the AVID to h.264, you introduced another lev
Slow-Motion in same shot as non slow motion
by Scott Silvia 8 years ago
I am shooting a music video this weekend and had a slow-motion question. My current slow-motion workflow is shooting 720p 60fps and conforming it 24 fps. But, last night I was watching some music vide
Re: Slow-Motion in same shot as non slow motion
by Richard Sanchez 8 years ago
I'm guessing it was either done using speed ramps in Avid (Avid's motion effects and interpolation options tend to give cleaner speed adjustments than Final Cuts frame blending) or it was send to Afte
General Error 34
by Tommy Martiniere 8 years ago
I have looked through all of the posts and on other sites and still can't figure out my problem... I am getting a General Error 34 upon rendering in a sequence. Up to this point, I have moved all the
Re: General Error 34
by Richard Sanchez 8 years ago
Did your project crash at some point When that happens, sometimes your scratch disks will get set to your system drive. Check your scratch disks. Richard Sanchez North Hollywood, CA "We are the facili
Compressor 4 with FCP 7
by Christian Caspersen 8 years ago
So did anyone do some testing on this I guess just dropping in a file, let s say a ProRes 422 file into Compressor 4 is alright, but how about the send to function in FCP I guess that is not working w
Re: Compressor 4 with FCP 7
by Richard Sanchez 8 years ago
Compressor 4 is not 64 bit. Richard Sanchez North Hollywood, CA "We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution." - Bill Hicks
Export Editable Project Footage
by Jared Callan 8 years ago
Is there a way to export an editable project out of Final Cut Pro I've got a 2 minute trailer that I need to send to another system to get colored. I'm wondering if there is a way to send just the vid
Re: Export Editable Project Footage
by Richard Sanchez 8 years ago
You really should check with them how they want it. You could use the media manager to make a Final Cut sequence with handles. You could export it as a self contained quicktime and notch it yourself.
Compressor 4... PLEASE work for me: "Quicktime Error: 0"
by Michel Gallone 8 years ago
This is my position: I was pretty much conviced that FCP would be totally useless (just watching the filmed demo ). I bought it with compressor 4 becasue I wanted to use the 64 bit power of compressor
Re: Compressor 4... PLEASE work for me: "Quicktime Error: 0"
by Richard Sanchez 8 years ago
Compressor 4 is not 64 bit. While you have it open, also open activity monitor. I was disappointed by that discovery. Richard Sanchez North Hollywood, CA "We are the facilitators of our own creative e
What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
by samir kassab 8 years ago
When I first install the X , the keyboard shortcuts are the first things I'm gonna check, J K L , I O,shift I O , alt I O , and the settings commands (shift+q , alt+q , cmd+alt+q and cmd+0) What about
Re: What is the first thing you will check when u first get ur hand on FCP X?
by Richard Sanchez 8 years ago
Let me rephrase "filters" Richard Sanchez North Hollywood, CA "We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution." - Bill Hicks
I'm back...
by Gib whitney 8 years ago
So I attempted to import footage directly into FCP from both my Canon HF-S20 and 7D by selecting the log and transfer option. I then selected non-controlable device. The message prompts: "Attempt to c
Re: I'm back...
by Richard Sanchez 8 years ago
The 7D is tapeless, and HF-S20 shoots to SD cards, correct Log and Capture is for tape, Log and Transfer is for Tapeless. Richard Sanchez North Hollywood, CA "We are the facilitators of our own creati
How to create a clickable link in Final Cut Pro to a website
by Mike Craig 8 years ago
Hi, I would like to add a button clickable area in Final Cut Pro video so a viewer can click through to a web page for more information. Is this possible (surly it must be) and if so any information a
Re: How to create a clickable link in Final Cut Pro to a website
by Richard Sanchez 8 years ago
That's not what Final Cut was designed for, so unfortunately, no, there shouldn't be a way. This is going to have more to do with the player, so most likely a Flash issue. Richard Sanchez North Hollyw
D5 deck problems
by Mike Alexander 8 years ago
Not sure if this is the correct forum, but I have a problem with my D5 deck record. I have used multiple sources and multiple settings and I am getting a red channel condition light everytime. The vid
Re: D5 deck problems
by Richard Sanchez 8 years ago
Do you have a tape with the incorrect playback frequency loaded in the deck I once had a network reject a tape noting a red channel condition, the tape was 23.976, but if it was loaded into the deck w
Light equalization
by Richard Sanchez 9 years ago
I'm helping a friend out on a stop-motion piece, and here's my issue. It was shot in an old building with voltage issues, and in certain scene, the amount light varies from frame to frame. My initial
Re: Light equalization
by Walter Soyka 9 years ago
You could try the Auto Levels effect link , the Color Stabilizer effect link , or Chris Wright's free auto white balance auto exposure project link . GenArts Sapphire for AE link has some nice flicker
Color Temperature
by Sean Simms 9 years ago
Photoshop has a color temperature balance slider in camera raw....very easy to use....i want to change the color temp of my clips but final cut and every other program I know of just uses those color
Re: Color Temperature
by walter biscardi 9 years ago
Sean Simms "what r the downsides of editing in h264 " The downsides r u cn't ed in rl tm. So u nd to render ev'ng in your timeline. Walter Biscardi, Jr. Editor, Colorist, Director, Writer, Consultant
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betasp through LHI
by todd mcmullen 9 years ago
Maybe this is a thread for the compression forum but I am trying to get some technical clarity on the workflow and codec I should use when going from betasp (SD) through LHI to Media 100 or FCP. My th
Re: betasp through LHI
by Richard Sanchez 9 years ago
You won't necessarily get a better imaging by converting it to SDI first. The only real reason I can think of for you to use a converter, is if you were using a Kona 3, that doesn't have any analog in
OSX EULA Curiosity
by Richard Sanchez 9 years ago
Does anybody know the answer to these two I just bought a brand new laptop, and I'd like to install both Avid Media Composer and Final Cut Pro on it. I'm extremely strict as far as compatibility goes,
From FCP to Premiere to Avid?
by Richard Sanchez 9 years ago
Adobe has been pushing the interoperability with FCP and Avid to Premiere. If you can take an XML from FCP into Premiere, can you then kick out an AAF and send that to Avid (Or Visa Versa) It'd be a r
Re: From FCP to Premiere to Avid?
by Paul Del Vecchio 9 years ago
Yes you can do that and it works. Export an XML from Final Cut, import into Premiere, then export an AAF file into Avid. You can also do the reverse. Premiere CS5 now has the ability to export Final C
no deck control via firewire
by k hendrickson 10 years ago
I run Final Cut Pro 6.0.6 and capture in DVCProHD via the Aja Kona LHe. My Sony HVR-M35U deck has no RS-422 output, so I've always used Final Cut's "DVCProHD Firewire" capture setting for machine cont
Re: no deck control via firewire
by Richard Sanchez 10 years ago
Set the deck to downconvert to DV via firewire. Then set your deck control to be firewire, but set your capture settings for DVCPRO HD via SDI. Richard Sanchez North Hollywood, CA "We are the facilita
Kona Lhi Dropping frames
by Jason Gillet 10 years ago
Hi all, I just installed a new system and It is dropping frames a lot. I'm about to head over to take a look but I was wondering if someone has had same experience with this setup before. It's new Mac
Re: Kona Lhi Dropping frames
by Richard Sanchez 10 years ago
I noticed my LHi was dropping frames, but for whatever reason when I turned on VANC, it played back fine. Not sure why it worked but it did. It wasn't a storage issue, since I have a near empty Cal Di
can't fit the Kona SD into my iMAC
by Bob Zelin 10 years ago
Hi - my brothers wifes next door neighbors father gave me an AJA Kona SD card. I can't seem to figure out how to install this in my iMAC so I can do HD editing with iMovie. I want to use one of those
Re: can't fit the Kona SD into my iMAC
by Richard Sanchez 10 years ago
Let me know if you figure that one out. I'm eyeballing an Red EPIC, and I really want to edit 28k on my Mac Mini. Do you think WETA Digital has a 3D Cave Troll FCP plugin, so I can make my own Lord of
Getting SD-SDI into an iMac
by steven matthews 10 years ago
Hi everyone, I have a lovely Panasonic SDX900 (NTSC version) with SDI board option. Is there a box or something that I can buy which will accept the SDI output of the SDX900 and feed it via Firewire 4
Re: Getting SD-SDI into an iMac
by Richard Sanchez 10 years ago
The AJA IO or IOHD would do the trick. I found a used IO for $250, but the IO will run you in the avenue of $3500. Richard Sanchez North Hollywood, CA "We are the facilitators of our own creative evol
Kona LHi drops frames whem monitoring audio
by Richard Sanchez 10 years ago
I'm having a strange issue with my new Kona LHi. I'm cutting a music video that was shot on XDCAM EX, playing out of the Kona at 1080 23.98 psf, and using the card to play out to an SD client monitor.
Problem solved
by Richard Sanchez 10 years ago
So five minutes after my last post, I decided to install the new software release for Snow Leopard. Though I haven't yet installed Snow Leopard, it cleared up my problem completely. New firmware, and
Problem getting full range in ProRes 4444
by Diego Borghello 10 years ago
Hi, I just want to share a workaround that I found to a problem with the new Prores 4444 in dual link. I was trying to digitize something from a HDCAM-SR playing a 4:4:4, coming into my Kona 3 in dual
Re: Problem getting full range in ProRes 4444
by Richard Sanchez 10 years ago
What happens when you try digitizing to another codec If it happens just the same with another a codec, you could at least write off it being a problem with pro res. Plus, if it's happening with all c
RS422 connection for Mojo DX
by Koji Hayasaki 10 years ago
I have been working on a lot of HDV projects and I recentlly purchased MC3.5 with MOJO DX. I also bought Convergent Design HD-Connect SI because I thought I could digitize and batch-digitize footage
Re: RS422 connection for Mojo DX
by Bob Zelin 10 years ago
It makes me vomit that AVID does not make it explicitly clear what you need for RS422 VTR control on their own website. Every other company that makes capture products (AJA, Blackmagic, MOTU, and Matr
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print to video
by enstien hoden 10 years ago
Hi, I Need Help my system is 2X2.6 Ghz intel , OS X 10.5.6 , Kona lhe 6.0.3 ,, sony dvw-a500p , i used Breakout cable ( with sdi 2 BNC cable to Sony dvw-a500p ) Have a some question 1 - how i can hide
Re: print to video
by Richard Sanchez 10 years ago
If you're seeing the timecode when you capture, you need to change the super settings on your tape deck. It's probably in the basic menu of the deck, but I don't know the item number of that setting o
Setting a default boot up on a dual boot system
by Richard Sanchez 10 years ago
I recently set up my intel mac to be a dual boot setup. Both partitions are OSX Leopard. One is version 10.5.6 for FCP, and the other is 10.5.5 for Avid Media Composer. I created two partitions and us
Re: Setting a default boot up on a dual boot system
by Richard Sanchez 10 years ago
Thanks guys! Back on track! Richard Sanchez North Hollywood, CA "We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution." - Bill Hicks
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