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Path of least resistance to Resolve.
by Mark Renz 5 years ago
Here is what I have, a sequence that contains a mix of CODECS that Resolve doesn't like AVCHD in .mts format P2 media along with some good ole DnxHD QTs recorded on Kipros. I need to get the P2 and AV
Re: Path of least resistance to Resolve.
by Robert Brown 5 years ago
I've been doing this on a regular basis lately. First thing I'd try is export an XML from Ppro and see if it works. It might! If it doesn't do the flattened QT. For dissolves what I find works the bes
"Error Compiling Movie. Unknown Error"
by JP Pelc 5 years ago
I am facing a serious problem here. I have submitted a bug report to Adobe but I would love to get some input from the community. No matter what I do, I cannot get Premiere to render in any sort of wa
Re: "Error Compiling Movie. Unknown Error"
by Robert Brown 5 years ago
Usually means there is some piece of media in your timeline premiere doesn't like. MXF files cause this a lot. Robert Brown Editor VFX Colorist - FCP, Smoke, Quantel Pablo, After Effects, 3DS MAX, Pre
Serious C300 MXF issue
by Robert Brown 5 years ago
Hello, we have had some significant issues using C300 MXF files with CC14. The first issue is that if you have used some of these clips in a CC project and then open the project in CC14 the clips can
Creating Less Cinematic Footage
by Nick Corder 5 years ago
Everywhere I look there is a tutorial on how to give your film the "cinematic" look. Well, frankly asceticism is fading away and the world of film is giving way to new ideas of beauty. My question is
Re: Creating Less Cinematic Footage
by Robert Brown 5 years ago
Small sensor at f 8 Robert Brown Editor VFX Colorist - FCP, Smoke, Quantel Pablo, After Effects, 3DS MAX, Premiere Pro http: vimeo.com user3987510 videos
PP Adds Audio Tracks to Match Source
by Adam White 5 years ago
I've recently upgraded from CS5.5 to CC and loving the new features, however there is one audio issue I'm having that I just can't figure out. I want to edit with a sequence that has only one video tr
Re: PP Adds Audio Tracks to Match Source
by Robert Brown 5 years ago
Hate to say it but the audio in PPro sux basically. What people basically need is to be able to do exactly what you need very efficiently. Instead they tried to have it do all of the thinking for you
3 way Color Corrector from FCP to Premiere Pro, disgusting!
by Flavio Stiavetti 5 years ago
Hi there people, I'm finally switching to Ppro from Good-Old-Final Cut Pro. I want to lower the mids of an image and raise the highlights to create a Bleach effect (please don't give me that Lumetri c
Re: 3 way Color Corrector from FCP to Premiere Pro, disgusting!
by Robert Brown 5 years ago
Well maybe I wouldn't call Lumetri crap but having non adjustable CC presets I find not that useful. And I would also call the 3 way CC another head scratcher. I wish Adobe would stop trying to re-inv
Split Stereo Music to left and right channels on output
by Don Hertz 5 years ago
How can I take a stereo music track (single track with 1 file containing the left and right music) and on output send the left side of the music to Channel 1 on the tape and the right side of the musi
Re: Split Stereo Music to left and right channels on output
by Robert Brown 5 years ago
In the process of trying to "simplify" the audio they made it way over complicated. Many times when I just have 2 tracks like L and R I see 4 in the mixer and I'm not seeing double. It finally dawned
How to select XML type on Resolve export
by Robert Brown 5 years ago
Hello, I was doing some exporting from FCP 7 to Resolve and had some issues so I tried XML and EDL. EDL did work but I found in Delivery in Resolve I could select send to FCP where it exports individu
Best Workflow for Converting 720p/24fps to 720p/50fps for Decklink Output
by Dennis Balgavy 5 years ago
I thought I would try this question first in the Premiere Pro forum. I m using PP CC and I d like to know what the community would recommend for the best workflow for the following scenario. I m achie
Re: Best Workflow for Converting 720p/24fps to 720p/50fps for Decklink Output
by Robert Brown 5 years ago
Well I would stay away from 50 unless you're specifically doing PAL. I think your 2 best options are to one use a 720 59.94 timeline. The speed will still be right but there will be duplicate frames o
Premiere suddenly won't output to display monitor
by Bill DePalma 5 years ago
Today, out of nowhere upon opening Premiere CC, I am not able to able output video to my external display device. I am using a MAC Pro, Blackmagick Decklink Studio SDI card, Nvidia GTX 5880 on Maveric
Re: Premiere suddenly won't output to display monitor
by Robert Brown 5 years ago
Actually that codec IS an issue. Try deleting or moving the DVC Pro codec out of the Quicktime library. There is a known issue where that codec crashes the QT server making video out - which uses QT a
Insane audio render times!
by Robert Brown 6 years ago
I've been dealing with his for a while now on this documentary I've been working on. When I export my timeline which is right around an hour, it takes around 2 HOURS just to render audio previews befo
Re: Insane audio render times!
by Robert Brown 6 years ago
Sorry I should have posted the basics. Adobe CC, OSX 10.8.4 on a 12 core Mac Pro with a GTX 570 32GB ram, and BM Studio. My RAID is a 3 disk internal raid with 3 3TB disks in RAID 0. The video renders
Core problem of the new Apple...
by Harry Pallenberg 6 years ago
Sure the new tower looks cool and is more powerful than god... and I hope I can afford it. But I think its very design is its biggest flaw. Not because of the lack of internal drives. My desk is cover
Re: Core problem of the new Apple...
by Robert Brown 6 years ago
Michael Gissing "Sorry Chris but I really think this is function conforming to form which is style based. If not then why has this form factor never been used by seriously players who make money out
Mac Pro - Thoughts? Winner or Loser?
by Dennis Radeke 6 years ago
I'm curious as to opinions. No PCI-E, but more Thunderbolt (and 2x the speed) Dual GPUs, but are they upgradeable in a few years Max RAM etc...... Yeah or nay ladies and gentlemen
Re: Mac Pro - Thoughts? Winner or Loser?
by Robert Brown 6 years ago
Nicholas Zimmerman "I think Resolve is going to be one of my biggest reasons to get the new Mac Pro. At the moment I'm on a 3,1 8 core with a Radeon 5870 1GB, and I average between 10-20 fps, I've go
forget all this editing b*llocks: JJ Abrams is directing the next Star Wars Film.
by Aindreas Gallagher 6 years ago
and the script writer for Little Miss Sunshine is penning the screenplay. there is hope. Hope by god. http: vimeo.com user1590967 videos www.ogallchoir.net promo producer editor.grading motion graphic
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Re: forget all this editing b*llocks: JJ Abrams is directing the next Star Wars Film.
by Robert Brown 6 years ago
Dan Stewart "And the coincidences, bombast, flashing lights, loud noises, ridiculous plotting, melodrama and attractive people running and jumping! This time with lightsabers! " Exactly. The old Star
Premiere Pro better but still not quite there
by Robert Brown 7 years ago
I installed the new Aja drivers for Mac and PPro 6 and it's really feeling pretty good and getting to the point where FCP left off IMO. The only issue that I'm have though has to do with the audio. Fr
Re: Premiere Pro better but still not quite there
by Robert Brown 7 years ago
Uh well sure you can oversimplify it if you want. I was able to get it to work for my system because I could hardwire the analog outs of the Kona box into my Presonus and it's able to mix incoming sig
Apple gives up another network client
by Andy Field 7 years ago
SNL picks Adobe Premiere to replace FCP http: bit.ly TlKN5q
Re: Apple gives up another network client
by Tim Wilson 7 years ago
Sorry for the long post, even by my standards. But hey, it's a Saturday. Drink an adult beverage. Enjoy. Herb Sevush "...once they realized they would have to make a total change in their editing env
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Robert Brown liked this 7 years ago
The inevitable move away from FCP 7
by Steven Austin 7 years ago
Hope I'm posting in the right place... I've been cutting on FCP since 5 6 7 and now so frustrated with the support abandonment issue, that I decided to change to another vendor within 6 months. (FCP X
Re: The inevitable move away from FCP 7
by Robert Brown 7 years ago
I agree if you can get Avid that cheap go for it. Avid is good to know. But one thing PPro excels at is dealing with camera codecs. It's better than anything I've tried at dealing with footage right o
Thoughts from the departed?
by Steve Connor 7 years ago
I can't help noticing that quite a few people who posted regularly a few months ago are conspicuous by their absence. If you haven't posted for a while I'm sure we'd be interested to see how some of y
Re: Thoughts from the departed?
by Robert Brown 7 years ago
David Lawrence "On the project I'm just starting, I'll need to sync some dual-source audio. I'll let you know how that goes." If you haven't checked out Plural Eyes yet they have a free trial. It mak
How come theses guys can do it before 2013?
by Lance Bachelder 7 years ago
This board looks sick! Hackintosh anyone http: promos.asus.com US Z77 Thunderbolt #.T9pNeY5SH8s Lance Bachelder Writer, Editor, Director Irvine, California
Re: How come theses guys can do it before 2013?
by Robert Brown 7 years ago
I think Apple's strategy is completely puzzling. They need to send the message that they want professional business but I don't think they are sending that at all. What do people want who are willing
AJA Support for Adobe CS6!
by AJA Sales Department 7 years ago
New AJA Windows and Mac Plug-Ins for Adobe now support the recently released Adobe CS6, providing tighter integration between Adobe software and AJA I O devices for easier operation and huge performan
Re: AJA Support for Adobe CS6!
by Robert Brown 7 years ago
AJA Sales Department "It's critical that both the System Preferences audio settings and the Premiere Audio Hardware preference not be set to "AJA". If either is set to AJA hardware, drop outs and dis
Audio issues with CS6 Kona 3
by Greg Jones 7 years ago
I just installed the Aja drivers and I notice there is a lot of audio dropout. Anyone else experience this. I have a Mac Pro 2,1 with a Kona 3 Greg Jones D7,Inc.
Re: Audio issues with CS6 Kona 3
by Robert Brown 7 years ago
Jim Watt "They had no suggestions on what was causing the Kernal Panic I was getting while trying to change audio hardware preference and also while in the Mac audio preference going from line input
Glitch Importing MTSFiles into MC5.5
by James Eckhouse 7 years ago
Running MC 5.5. Shot about 60 clips (all under 2 minutes) on my DP's Panasonic GH2. Moved the MTS files onto my hard drive. started imorting into Avid. some files would import fine - but several cause
Re: Glitch Importing MTSFiles into MC5.5
by Robert Brown 7 years ago
You'll probably need to grain it up a little. Sapphire has a nice film effect that simulates various stocks. I've found slightly blurring video and adding grain on top of that to give a nice film look
The Fog Thickens
by Andrew Richards 7 years ago
So all the cats are out of their bags. Smoke's new UI and new price, CS6 in all its glory with OpenCL buds appearing next to the CUDA flowers, Avid doubling down on discounts with the Symphony crossgr
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Robert Brown liked this 7 years ago
Re: The Fog Thickens
by Mitch Ives 7 years ago
Lance Bachelder "Sad that when the Adobe guy showed that now when you drop a clip on a new sequence it shows a dialog box almost exactly like FCP7 asking if you want to conform the seq to the media e
Smoke 2013 Changes Everything
by Don Walker 7 years ago
"Smoke 2013 Changes Everything" Kinda makes FCPX, CS6, and MC 6 seem so 2012 don walker texarkana, texas John 3:16
Re: Smoke 2013 Changes Everything
by Lance Bachelder 7 years ago
Kool-aid's delicious, but apparently not as strong as whatever you're smoking... Lance Bachelder Writer, Editor, Director Irvine, California
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AMA import Panasonic AvcHD
by Robert Brown 7 years ago
Hello, I have a project with quite a bit of AVCHD with the big directory structure with the Stream folder and DCIM and all that. Is it possible to have Avid find the MTS file in it's folder without ha
Re: AMA import Panasonic AvcHD
by Robert Brown 7 years ago
That kind of blows when you have 100 of those files and many of them have the exact same name. The folder is intended to be the file name. I guess I'll have to transcode in FCP. Robert Brown Editor VF
Baselight for FCP?
by Robert Brown 7 years ago
Wow! http: www.filmlight.ltd.uk products baselight plugins bl_fcp_plugin.php That's cool but I find it amazing people are still developing stuff for the soon to be deceased FCP legacy. I guess people
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Re: Baselight for FCP?
by Chris Harlan 7 years ago
Bill Davis " Andrew Richards "Aye, there's the rub. Who in the Post business isn't particularly price sensitive " Plenty of folks. for someone who's just signed a deal for 26 episodes of a TV show -
The very best interlace to progressive conversion
by David Austin 7 years ago
So, my client has accidentally shot a two hour project at 1920x1080 50i although they want a film look. The broadcaster states that no film effect may be used and you should aquire in the intended for
Re: The very best interlace to progressive conversion
by Robert Brown 7 years ago
Bouke Vahl "De-interlacing is NOT a film effect in my book. And i don't like it either if it is for interlaced broadcast, the 'feel' of film comes from something else, not from progressive images. Eg
Thoughts so far on MC6 from a FCP7 user
by Greg Jones 8 years ago
So I've been on the quest to find the replacement for Final Cut Pro 7. I've dabbled with Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, and now Media Composer 6. They all seem to have their advantages and disadvantag
Re: Thoughts so far on MC6 from a FCP7 user
by Robert Brown 8 years ago
Hi Walter, let me know if you have any Smoke questions. I've been using that for a number of years now. It's kind of an odd box but what makes it great is the quality of output. The color corrector is
Avid Driver Problem
by Robert Brown 8 years ago
Hi, just downloaded the new drivers and overall it's good but I'm having a significant issue for my setup. In the audio setting I can't select any other audio hardware than the Kona 3. I use a firewir
Re: Avid Driver Problem
by Robert Brown 8 years ago
Yeah I followed Aja's instructions. Robert Brown Editor VFX Colorist - FCP, Smoke, Quantel Pablo, After Effects, 3DS MAX, Premiere Pro http: vimeo.com user3987510 videos
Keyable AMA?
by Robert Brown 8 years ago
I brought in a keyable lower 3rd via AMA - animation codec - and it came in fine but wouldn't key over anything. Brought in the same clip through import and it keyed fine. Can you bring in keyable gfx
Re: Keyable AMA?
by Jacob Lanum 8 years ago
Alpha channel is currently not supported through AMA
AVID MC install woes...
by Matthew Reithmayr 8 years ago
Been a FCP guy for years, but I was hoping to try out Media Composer 5.5 to see if a switch was in order. Unfortunately, I've yet to get past the startup screen. Every time I launch I receive a "Faile
Re: AVID MC install woes...
by Robert Brown 8 years ago
Well if you're trying 5.5 make sure it's Avid 5.5.3 for OSX 10.6.8. But now MC 6 is out so why not try that. And uninstall old one first. Robert Brown Editor VFX Colorist - FCP, Smoke, Quantel Pablo,
SWITCHed... and VERY happy! Report on FCP > Premiere Pro
by Mark Palmos 8 years ago
Hello guys, For the last week I have been using Adobe CS 5.5 and now a week later, I can quite honestly say I wish I had switched the day CS 5.5 came out. It has been an absolute joy to work with so m
Re: SWITCHed... and VERY happy! Report on FCP > Premiere Pro
by Robert Brown 8 years ago
Mark Palmos " IMO there should not be things called lift and extract, they should be called cut and ripple cut so one could use the universal terms copy and paste too" I think those are Avid terms an
All the DRAMA!
by Sean Thomas 8 years ago
It's amazing to read all of the DRAMA about FCP X. There's a lot of irony when people complain for years about a FCP upgrade and then they get it ...... they complain. A lot of the commplaints or rumo
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Re: All the DRAMA!
by Julian Bowman 8 years ago
Wow, the foundations of Sean's stance argument are even less stable than Chris' This also amused: Sean post 1: It's amazing to read all of the DRAMA about FCP X. There's a lot of irony when people com
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How much can this hardware speed up the rendering in Vray, 3dMax ???
by Eli Balsha 9 years ago
Hello to you all guys. I have a question, We're about to buy a new rendering hardware configuration. My boss though, would want an estimate of how much the new hardware will speed up the rendering. Th
Re: How much can this hardware speed up the rendering in Vray, 3dMax ???
by Robert Brown 9 years ago
A thing that mad a big difference for me was buying a 4 core AMD mobo cpu for network rendering. Total cost was about $400 (only $130 for actual motherboard and cpu, $200 for 8gb ram and a 10K sys dri
AE CS3 Not seeing BCC4.1
by Robert Brown 12 years ago
I did an install and pointed to CS3 but AE does not show the plugins as available. They are copied in the plugin folder. There are other plugins CS3 won't see too. Any ideas Robert
Re: AE CS3 Not seeing BCC4.1
by Robert Brown 12 years ago
I forgot to mention this is on a new Mac Pro Quad Xeon.
Backburner is looking for Max on the wrong drive
by Robert Brown 12 years ago
How do I change where backburner is looking for Max It won't work unless I use it from max on another drive I installed it on at one point. It's not where I have my max setup anymore and I need to red
Re: Backburner is looking for Max on the wrong drive
by Mechadus 12 years ago
Ive had that very same problem here before - I discovered that after formatting 25 render nodes! The simplest way I have found is to simply re-install backburner whenever it screwes up (and it does th
FCP Crashes with Blackmagic clips on MacPro
by Mike Procunier 12 years ago
I just upgraded to MacPro and FCP is not working with the Blackmagic 8-bit clips that I normally use. When I press spacebar or try to scrub a timeline with a Blackmagic clip in it my machine completel
Re: FCP Crashes with Blackmagic clips on MacPro
by Robert Brown 12 years ago
Check the PCI slot. Needs to be #4 or top and make sure the Mac doesn't go to sleep. Check the power save options and put sleep on never. The verdict is still out on 5.8 also. I went back to 5.72 and
5.8 won't capture 1080 50 8 bit
by Robert Brown 13 years ago
I tried to capture 1080 50 8 bit and al I get is bars in the captue window. I works if I switch to 10 bit then if I switch back to 8 bit FCP locks up. Happens every time. Mac Pro 16GB RAM, HD Pro card
Re: 5.8 won't capture 1080 50 8 bit
by Robert Brown 13 years ago
I didn't try. I need 1080 50 capture and since it crashed every time, I went back to 5.72. Maybe I can try in a few weeks.
Decklink and Mac Pro machine controll issue
by David Priest 13 years ago
I'm running a Mac Pro, FCP with all updated software and BM drivers 5.7.2. Everytime I start the computer and run FCP, RS-422 machine control fails. If I use Blackmagic Deck Control the deck is contro
Re: Decklink and Mac Pro machine controll issue
by Robert Brown 13 years ago
There's a definite issue here. It's not a loose cable or whether the machine is turned on or not. You can do anything you want and it won't work except turn the power off and then unplug the Mac and s
No deck control
by Robert Brown 13 years ago
We're gettin deck control issues with an HD PRO in a Mac Pro. Sometimes it's fine then it stops working to no avail. Everything has the latest drivers. FCP doesn't see the deck at all but the BM captu
3:2 Pulldown removal does not work.
by Robert Brown 13 years ago
I tried all possible settings with the suggestions in this thread and it does not work. I got clips that played at 23.98 but that still had interlacing. The settings in the control panel for A frame s
Re: 3:2 Pulldown removal does not work.
by Robert Brown 13 years ago
If you take the clip and look at it in After Effects you will see some frames that have 1 field from one original frame and the other field from the next original frame or stutter frames. To truly rem
How do you make 3:2 pulldown removal work?
by Robert Brown 13 years ago
I have 29.97 1080 UC footage that is originally from a 23.98 camera. I am trying to remove the pulldown with a BM HD Pro card in FCP. What settings do I use Nothing I tried worked. I can bring it in 2
Tried it, didn't work
by Robert Brown 13 years ago
I'll try it again tomorrow. Don't you guys think you should have something about this in a PDF file
G5 Hi-Def advice
by FooKai 13 years ago
Hey everyone, It
Re: Don't forget SCSI 320
by Robert Brown 13 years ago
I would imagine it will be weeks at the most for the Kona2 and DL HD Pro to ship in PCI Express. To me I would definitely not worry about the Intel stuff and let that settle out but PCI Express is her
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