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Ricky Barrow

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July 6th 2010
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Avid editor working with Premiere... keyboard shortcuts?
by Mary Kasprzyk 3 weeks ago
I've been primarily an Avid editor for the last 15 years. Will be working in Premiere. For those with experience in both, does it make more sense to map my keyboard to Avid shortcuts, or should I take
Re: Avid editor working with Premiere... keyboard shortcuts?
by Ricky Barrow 3 weeks ago
I Avid edited for 20 years, had sworn allegiance. I now use PPro and love it - my advice is learn and use the standard keyboard layout, adding F key functions as needed for quick access to recurring c
QT file with audio but not showing video with Premiere-
by Ken Kobre 2 months ago
I have a Quick Time file that was corrupted when a hard drive failed. I can view the quick time file by itself. However when I put the file into Premiere timeline sequence the file has audio but no vi
Re: QT file with audio but not showing video with Premiere-
by Ricky Barrow 2 months ago
I would see if conversion program like AME can convert and make it work. This isn t what I thought it was but I would try any program to see if I could make a useable file for PPro Ricky
Changing the selected audio track on multiple timelines through a menu button on Bluray
by Tea Blake 2 months ago
Attempting to make a Blu-ray with multiple episodes on it in Encore CS6 that will have the option of selecting either 5.1 surround or Stereo audio with DV. The client wants only one main menu, where a
Re: Changing the selected audio track on multiple timelines through a menu button on Bluray
by Ricky Barrow 2 months ago
I'm sure Stan's way would work. The only reason I said to do it that way is because I am a control freak and I want to know it does what I want it to do with all players including software on computer
Any way to see audio waveform in Source Viewer?
by Dave LaRonde 4 months ago
I frequently have to edit voiceovers in Avid. It would speed up the process a lot if I could see the waveform in the Source viewer. Currently it's just black in there. Anyone know how to see a wavefor
Re: Any way to see audio waveform in Source Viewer?
by Michael Hancock 4 months ago
You can't show an audio waveform in the source monitor, but there is a button that you can toggle that changes your timeline to show what is loaded into your source monitor, and it will show your wave
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Terrablock and Mac OS High Sierra
by Todd Perchert 4 months ago
Had to upgrade from Yosemite in order to upgrade Adobe CC. Ended up at High Sierra, since that's where several of our Apple stations are at. Discovered something that a coworker already had issues wit
Re: Terrablock and Mac OS High Sierra
by Ricky Barrow 4 months ago
What version on server and on client Ethernet or Fibre connected I believe you'll need to be on a certain version and definitely have the correct manager or console installed for High Sierra - we requ
Using Timecode Audio Data to sync in Premier Pro
by Luke Price 5 months ago
Hi, I'm cutting a programme that features some in-car presenter pieces to camera and has been shot with separate mixer audio for syncing in post. Unfortunately the camera and audio tracks have been re
Re: Using Timecode Audio Data to sync in Premier Pro
by Ricky Barrow 5 months ago
Tentacle makes hardware that feeds cameras TC, they can jam sync together and can be controlled with phone app. We do not need the software for this workflow. We use software when we have been given f
CC a Premiere Multi cam Project
by Gerald Webb 5 months ago
Hi all, Struggling here. Im coming from Final Cut X. Need to do a couple of edits on location on a Windows lappy... So using Premiere. After creating your multi cam sequence and selecting Open in Time
Re: CC a Premiere Multi cam Project
by Ricky Barrow 5 months ago
Rather than "Open in Timeline" drag the MC Sequence into a new sequence, then all angles will be in one video track and then MC Viewer mode will display all angles in your monitor. Ricky
Workflow for 23.976 source to 29.97 interlaced for broadcast delivery
by Stephen Pickering 6 months ago
I know this question has been asked before, but I'm still not totally clear on the best method. I have a 1920x1080 23.976 progressive sequence using footage that is also 23.976 progressive. Because I
Re: Workflow for 23.976 source to 29.97 interlaced for broadcast delivery
by Ricky Barrow 6 months ago
I have always been advised to run the 23.976 Progressive Master through After Effects, being told it was the best method for this conversion, using the last option of the 5 listed under 3:2 (I believe
Video is upside down!
by Tim McCarthy 6 months ago
I recently opened a project that was originally created in 2015 and last updated using CC 2017. It converted it to CC 2018 and now most of the video clips are upside down. These clips were all shot on
Re: Video is upside down!
by Ricky Barrow 6 months ago
Yes - happened to us as well - good news, just relink and that worked for us ... bad news, it doesn't change what's already in the timelines. we had to adjust using rotate. Ricky
Multigroup Different Framerate to Project
by Ben Harris 7 months ago
Hi, I'm trying to create a MultiGroup out of clips which are 30FPS inside a 23.98 project but when I do this and playback I get an error which forces me to crash out of Avid. Does anybody have any adv
Re: Multigroup Different Framerate to Project
by Ricky Barrow 7 months ago
This workflow worked for us with single clips. It sounds like it will not work for MG clips. Are part of your assets 23.98 or is this your final delivery fps The only other way would be doing as Micha
Premiere Avid bridge
by Stephen Eckelberry 7 months ago
Starting a documentary project, mostly 4K. I want to use Premiere Pro as an online tool and edit offline on Avid, then back to Premiere for finishing. There are some software solutions out there that
Re: Premiere Avid bridge
by Ricky Barrow 7 months ago
Not sure if it is helpful or what you need but we have had success on smaller Avid edits going to PPro by exporting AAF. Ricky
Green Dot / S / FrameFlex / Aspect Ratio
by Ben Harris 10 months ago
Hi, Sorry if this is an amateur question but something which I've been trying to wrap my head around and failing. We've got a 2K DCI Full 2048 x 1080 1.90:1 project with transcoded media (mostly) at t
Re: Green Dot / S / FrameFlex / Aspect Ratio
by Ricky Barrow 10 months ago
1920 x 1080 is true 16x9 Ricky
Issue with color correction and stabilizing a clip
by Dan Nealis 11 months ago
Hi Everyone, I am having and issue when I color correct a shot in Avid and then try to stabilizing the shot the color correction gets removed. Is there a way to add these effects to the clip without h
Re: Issue with color correction and stabilizing a clip
by Ricky Barrow 11 months ago
I believe ALT+Drag effect on windows. Ricky
Consolidating and Transcodes
by Chip Hess 2 years ago
Here is one that threw us. I was working on a sequence here all clips are AMA linked. They all reside on the same drive. I then brought in some material from a previous project, sourced from another d
Re: Consolidating and Transcodes
by Ricky Barrow 2 years ago
Doesn't consolidate in effect do a transcode I know they are different functions but don't you end up with Avid Media (transcodes) either way and don't the settings of either allow the user to select
Avid Activation ID missing
by Evan Smith 2 years ago
Pretty sure I know the answer to this but I thought I'd ask. The company I work for has several Avid MC licenses. One of them was purchased a while back by someone within the company who did not keep
Re: Avid Activation ID missing
by Ricky Barrow 2 years ago
Here is a link: http: community.avid.com forums p 180535 841332.aspx#841332 This is the goto forum for many issues, especially this issue where Marianna Montague is of invaluable help. You'll probably
Burning a DVD from blu-ray image 24fps and other problems
by Kari Pieskä 6 years ago
I made 8 min. animation with 24 fps and made sounds with audition. Then I burned a blu-ray with encore. It only had 25 fps to choose, so i chose that. And it worked when played. But I think that the b
Re: Burning a DVD from blu-ray image 24fps and other problems
by Ricky Barrow 2 years ago
Daniel, Can you check my profile and email me offline, please Ricky
Avid 8.8.3 and P2
by Scott Davis 2 years ago
OS 10.11.4 Avid Media Composer 8.8.3 Panasonic P2 plug in 4.8.2 I'm trying to link to some old P2 media via AMA. I can link to individual clips in the "video" folder. But Avid does not recognize the w
Re: Avid 8.8.3 and P2
by Ricky Barrow 2 years ago
We have AMA plugin version 4.8.2 on Windows. I can link to the folder containing the "Contents" folder - everything works as expected for me - it does recognize the entire card. however, I do not have
encoding to QuickTime h264 seems impossible
by James Harris 2 years ago
I am trying to encode my uncompressed .mov footage to a H264 quicktime in Adobe encoder but that seems impossible because when I choose the quicktime format there many presets but no H264. On the othe
Re: encoding to QuickTime h264 seems impossible
by Ricky Barrow 2 years ago
I believe the h.264 codec is only MP4 - you can't have the h.264 codec in the .mov wrapper .... maybe a smarter person than me can correct this information if wrong! Ricky
Problems with the Terrablock 24D in a film school
by Ernesto Suarez 2 years ago
Hi, Our film school acquired a Terrablock 24D, 96TB, so the students can work their Avid Media Composer projects in different workstations but we are more than 200 students, and we can't create more t
Re: Problems with the Terrablock 24D in a film school
by Ricky Barrow 2 years ago
It is my understanding that the "user" also known as the "client" is the actual workstation (the computer) that logs into the system. You would have 35 of these users or clients which can be given the
Can't create AMA sample mapper to play this clip??
by Ryan Dundas 2 years ago
I have recently switched to Avid and I have run into an error that is not only infuriating me, but it has our project on hold until we can figure it out. I am on a late 2015 imac running Avid 8.8 We h
Re: Can't create AMA sample mapper to play this clip??
by Ricky Barrow 2 years ago
I suspect the culprit is AMA Plugins. Different versions of Avid require different AMA Plugins. Here is a thread that explains in better detail: http: community.avid.com forums t 120761.aspx PageIndex
Un-install Plug-ins???
by Nick Griffin 2 years ago
OK, I give up. Where does one FIND "PanasonicP2 MVP-MSP Plug-in" and the "SonyXDCAM-64bit" files so I can un-intsall them and replace them with the new versions that work with MC 8.8.3
Re: Un-install Plug-ins???
by Ricky Barrow 2 years ago
For MAC uninstall it should be here, just drag to trash to delete: HD Library Application Support Avid AVX2_Plug-ins AMA Ricky
Can’t get H.264 files smaller than ~5MB out of Media Encoder.
by Matthew Ross 2 years ago
I have an eight second 1500x844 video I have to deliver as h.264 and the file size has to be a max of 2.5MB. No matter what I ve tried, I simply CANNOT get a file smaller than about 5MB to render out
Re: Can’t get H.264 files smaller than ~5MB out of Media Encoder.
by Ricky Barrow 2 years ago
Thanks for posting the answer - I didn't check that setting when I posted ... my setting was already at none. Good catch1 Ricky
Please Fix AME
by Ricky Barrow 2 years ago
When making MPEG2 and MPEG2-DVD files, AME is changing the file timecode. I have not confirmed but I believe it is also changing from DF to NDF. These issues are critical to caption files using timeco
AMA & KiPro Files
by Phillip Byrd 2 years ago
I'm working with Media Composer 7. Previous projects with ProRez viles recorded on KiPro recorders have worked successfully with Avid. Today I have MXF files from a KiPro recorder. Avid is unable to l
Re: AMA & KiPro Files
by Ricky Barrow 2 years ago
I tried the MXF files thinking for some reason that would be better. I saved no time and only got headaches. I and my system loves ProRes - I would stay with that. MC v8 seems to work same as 7 in thi
Timecode
by Ricky Barrow 2 years ago
Please help! I have source files QT Uncompressed. QT Player, VLC Player and Switch Player ALL show the correct timecode. When I use AME to encode QT, timecode matches. BUT, I need to deliver MPEG2 fil
Bouncy Music Staff Lines
by Ronald Czarnecki 2 years ago
I brought in a screen capture I encoded with .wmv and then encoded it with .mpg4. When I bring it into Encore the videos play fine but not the recorded music playing on staff lines. Would it be moire
Re: Bouncy Music Staff Lines
by Ricky Barrow 2 years ago
Unfortunately there is an old saying but true - garbage in = garbage out. You'll never get any better quality than 10 fps and only make things equally bad or worse when going to 24 or 29.97 for DVD. D
showing menu while play audio
by petcov petru 2 years ago
Could somebody help me with this issue...i searched the internet but i can't find this exact problem sorry if i will talk nonsenses here - i'm very beginner in this I have an mp3 album with 10 songs a
Re: showing menu while play audio
by Ricky Barrow 2 years ago
when a link goes to a timeline, chapter point or otherwise, then it also plays video associated with that timeline. Perhaps you could research "hot buttons" on a video but in my opinion, even if that
Create a continuous-loop DVD for auditorum play
by Butch Golden 3 years ago
Hi all It's been 5-6 years since I have done a DVD project of any kind and did ok enough with standard menu making but have never had a request for a continuous-loop play disc. Don't have a clue as to
Re: Create a continuous-loop DVD for auditorum play
by Ricky Barrow 3 years ago
Set end action to go back to the start of your timeline. Ricky
Feature Requests
by Ricky Barrow 3 years ago
Is there a place to submit a feature request, specific to the client manager Thanks! Ricky
Re: Feature Requests
by Matthew Mullen 3 years ago
Please send any requests to support@facilis.com -Matt
FC logging Error - Multiple connection detected by the local host
by Michele Gaudiano 3 years ago
Hi there, I m experiencing an issue using the manger on a mac client connected via FC. I put the 8GB atto FC card that was on another mac on the mac pro where now I have the problem, on this mac pro w
Re: FC logging Error - Multiple connection detected by the local host
by Ricky Barrow 3 years ago
Did you find a solution Ricky
equalize shooting with different Canon
by Carlo Bellicanta 3 years ago
Hello I introduce myself: I am Carlo, I am 14 years. I write from Rome, Italy (I apologize for my English , I hope I do not make too many mistakes and I hope to make myself understoodable) I'm learnin
Re: equalize shooting with different Canon
by Glenn Sakatch 3 years ago
Hi Carlo. Welcome to the world of editing. The THM file is simply a thumbnail auto created by the camera. It isn't really anything you need to worry about. Why do the pictures look so different Aside
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TerraBlock Manager unexpectedly quit....
by Ryan Turner 3 years ago
We have 5 edit bays connected to a Facilis Terrablock. Today for some unknown reason only 1 bay can connect to the Facilis. The other bays immediately go to a "TerraBlock Manager Quit" warning. Two ba
Re: TerraBlock Manager unexpectedly quit....
by Ricky Barrow 3 years ago
Interesting - thanks for the solution reply! Ricky
Project with different Frame Rates workflow
by Adam Harper 3 years ago
Hi all As you can probably guess by the subject line, I'm working on a project that has video files with different frame rates. My question is in regards to the workflow. I'm doing the offline edit on
Re: Project with different Frame Rates workflow
by Michael Phillips 3 years ago
There are several different workflows you can take on depending on what you to do. My test was only to prove that you can take a sequence of mixed frame rates and resolutions via AAF to Resolve, confo
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Can you create a menu button to toggle Close Captions on/off
by Mitch Silver 3 years ago
Is this possible in Encore I know you can do it with a DVD remote, but I want this feature on the DVD menu itself.
Re: Can you create a menu button to toggle Close Captions on/off
by Ricky Barrow 3 years ago
Closed Captions are a function of the display (TV set). If you duplicate the movie, and thereby duplicating the space required on the DVD, add that timeline without adding the caption file and have a
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Problem with closed captions - lines are missing frome my SCC file
by Mitch Silver 3 years ago
I have an SCC file, which, when viewed in Adobe Premiere looks totally fine.... all of the captions that are supposed to be there ARE there. But when I author a DVD in Encore, the resulting DVD is mis
Re: Problem with closed captions - lines are missing frome my SCC file
by Ricky Barrow 3 years ago
the issue is likely not an Encore bug. More likely it is a caption problem. Captions generally need to be longer than a second by default - Encore is just following the rules. To avoid this, if each c
Terrablock with new software EXTREMELY slow
by James Hoppe 3 years ago
How many days is it supposed to take to convert a volume to multi-user write Our 24ex with 12 drives still hasn't made the conversion, this is with NO clients attached. James Hoppe WILX-TV Engineering
Re: Terrablock with new software EXTREMELY slow
by Ricky Barrow 3 years ago
Should only take a couple of minutes at most. This is new system and Facilis is the best at customer service - a call or email should help solve quickly. Ricky
Blu-ray Object: Export file not found -- Solved
by Neil Sadwelkar 4 years ago
Burning a complex multi menu Blu-ray. 6 timelines and lots of chapters. Took a while to set up links etc. Checked project for errors. None found. Tried to build a disk and got the error Blu-ray Object
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Re: Blu-ray Object: Export file not found -- Solved
by Per Scaffidi 2 years ago
I fixed the same issue in Encore 5.5 by simply deleting the offending file from encore and re-importing.
Facilis and 10GbE
by Will Duncan 4 years ago
I recently swapped over our existing infrastructure from 8G Fiber to 10GbE. We added two additional Facilis servers in the process and swapped over 20 Edit stations all in one morning. The install and
Re: Facilis and 10GbE
by Ricky Barrow 4 years ago
We have 2 units on 4GB Fiber and will be adding a 3rd TB unit. We have been encouraged by the 10GBe option via CAT6a. I am very interested in this thread and would appreciate any updates as they becom
TerraBlock Volumes & Project Organization
by Bob Dorough 4 years ago
We just installed a new TerraBlock 24D and assigned user accounts for all of our editors and producers. Previously on our old storage system, each editor worked on his own volume (volume-level sharing
Re: TerraBlock Volumes & Project Organization
by Ricky Barrow 4 years ago
I will add that we have a "white paper" for every video we edit (this can be digital or hard copy). Reason for every video is because we often start with a project name and partition and end up with 3
adding an image over a video
by Bethany Squires 5 years ago
I have some illustrator files that need to go over a video, but when i add a new video track and add it on i can't extend the length and it doesn't show over the video and if i try add in and outs and
Re: adding an image over a video
by Shane Ross 5 years ago
Avid Import Settings are here: The effects can be found in the EFFECTS tab under the BLEND catagory: Tutorial for applying Picture in Picture: http: www.youtube.com watch v=4U_UDxZmktw Tutorial for 3D
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mus.iD AMA plug-in now available!
by Michael Phillips 5 years ago
If you've ever wanted to get the metadata from your MP3 M4A files from an iTunes or similar library into Media Composer, then the mus.iD plug-in is the answer. I developed this with a friend of mine t
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24 fps footage in a 1080p/29.97 project
by Dan Brother 5 years ago
Hi. I'm editing a 1080p 29.97 project on a Media Composer (V6.5.2) and we received footage that was shot at 23.98 fps. They're MXF files shot to a card. I know in the past, mixing resolutions didn't w
Re: 24 fps footage in a 1080p/29.97 project
by Shane Ross 5 years ago
Ricky Barrow "won't the footage get transcoded again on rendering or exporting " It won't get transcoded again. No rendering is required. Playback is real time. It will get transcoded when you export
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Video File Delivery for ABC
by Ricky Barrow 5 years ago
This 1 hour show will be recorded to KiPro, ProRes, 1280x720p 59.94 DF - I plan on editing in Avid project 720p 59.94. Can I adhere to the following specs from ABC directly from the Avid, if not what
Re: Video File Delivery for ABC
by Job ter Burg 5 years ago
Avid feature an Op1A MXF export option (File- Export- Op1A-MXF) that I think will precisely match their specs. It's basically a 'fake' XDCAM HD disk export. Choose the 50Mbps from the dropdown, and if
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Which Version of clips to edit with when AMA linking?
by Rosie Walunas 6 years ago
Which Version of clips to edit with when AMA linking New Avid AE - no editor to work with at this point. Have some file based media I need to bring into a tape project. I'm planning on Linking to AMA,
Re: Which Version of clips to edit with when AMA linking?
by Michael Hancock 6 years ago
Rosie Walunas "If I transcode the clips, why can't I just rename the .new clips and make subclips from that " You can. I prefer to make another column for comments or description and put custom namin
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Client and server time must be same
by Ricky Barrow 6 years ago
We have never had this error and I cannot correct. We have 6 Avid MC clients, hard to believe all are in exact sync as far as time, especially as the TerraBlock is not connected to the internet (for i
Re: Client and server time must be same
by Matthew Mullen 6 years ago
Have you double checked things like AM PM, time zone, and daylight savings settings These can all cause the error.
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QT .mov file conversion
by Ricky Barrow 7 years ago
Desperation leads me here as, hopefully, a forum to find a solution. I have a QT .mov file, ProRes 422 (HQ), created in realtime from capturing to tape through FCP. The file, which should be like the
Re: QT .mov file conversion
by Ricky Barrow 6 years ago
Thank you! This is extremely valuable information for me and explains a LOT. It is all making sense to me now - thank you again, very much! Ricky
QT .mov file conversion
by Ricky Barrow 7 years ago
Desperation leads me here as, hopefully, a forum to find a solution. I have a QT .mov file, ProRes 422 (HQ), created in realtime from capturing to tape through FCP. The file, which should be like the
Re: QT .mov file conversion
by Mark Spano 7 years ago
Let me guess. When the file was captured, it was then dragged out of FCP's Capture Scratch folder. Almost every file captured in FCP in its base state has metadata that flags it correctly for FCP but
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Instructions/Workflow for creating QT .mov files from tape
by Ricky Barrow 7 years ago
I work on Windows Avid MC. I frequently get QT .mov files from shooters working with FCP. From one source only, I get QT files of which about half work and half do not. All files seem to be identical
Re: Instructions/Workflow for creating QT .mov files from tape
by Ricky Barrow 7 years ago
This is true about the DNxHD codec, but if QT Player on my computer will not even recognize the file, then it wouldn't matter on the codec, it is a corrupt file, thus the best explanation so far is th
Title video codec not matching footage codec
by Rosie Walunas 7 years ago
I'm in the process of learning transitioning to Avid, and here's what I'm in the middle of trying to figure out: I transcoded h.264 1920x1080 29.97 files to DNxHD 220 X (HD1080p). I've edited a sequen
Re: Title video codec not matching footage codec
by John Pale 7 years ago
Rosie Walunas "I saved the title and looking at the Video information in the bin, it says the codec is DNxHD 145 (HD1080p). Why is that, and how do I fix this so the titles I create are the same code
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