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Scott Cumbo

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million dollar question ( music vid sync issue )
by Johnny Smith 3 years ago
So a PA accidentally played back the track on set at the wrong tempo for a bunch of shots. Instead of the correct 125 bpm the actors moved their lips to the track playing at 120 bpm. In other words th
Re: million dollar question ( music vid sync issue )
by Scott Cumbo 3 years ago
Should be 4% if my math is right, which is why I edit cause School was never my thing. With that being said, just eye it. Find a phrase with a nice P sound and play with the speed. Will take less time
Video Editing Setup on a Budget?
by Jake Russ 4 years ago
Hey, so I'm a high school student who is very interested in video editing. I do work at my local tv station, and have done editing for several short films. I'm needing to upgrade some of my equipment
Re: Video Editing Setup on a Budget?
by Scott Cumbo 4 years ago
Hey Jake Mouse is on you , whatever you feel comfortable with. I personally like a simple mouse, wired is fine with a more classic feel. But again, it's on you. Keyboard- I would suggest a keyboard wi
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China? Yeah, China for gods sake.
by Bill Davis 4 years ago
Remember I noted that the rest of the world was having an easier transition to FCP X than the U.S. One small blog post from one small editor half a world away. Just interesting. http: thedailylunge.co
Re: China? Yeah, China for gods sake.
by Scott Cumbo 4 years ago
Andrew, you ever work on any of the bellator stuff were you with digital Scott Cumbo Lead Editor Bellator MMA Spike TV
Why should we use premiere?
by Scott Cumbo 4 years ago
I'm just curious as too other peoples opinions on this... First I'll tell you a little background. I work on 2 live sports shows for Viacom Spike TV, we cut all the non-live elements for those shows (
Re: Why should we use premiere?
by Scott Cumbo 4 years ago
Thanks everyone for the input, much appreciated! Walter, I'm lucky in the aspect that we have an excellent engineering staff that stays on top of any issues. Thanks again all! Scott Cumbo Lead Editor
Picture Editing Contract Template
by Alex Brueckner 5 years ago
Hi folks, I've been an editor for a long time now, but generally work for people who draw up their own contracts. I'm about to be in a position where I will need to draw up my own contract for a short
Re: Picture Editing Contract Template
by Scott Cumbo 5 years ago
That's the main difference in perspective, I always work at facilities. And have been lucky to always have long standing clients. But here is an example where it can work to your advantage.... We use
Stock Music Reccomendations
by Taylor Shain 5 years ago
Hey, I'm just curious to see if anyone has any great stock music music liscening recommendations I've found themusicbed to be the best in terms of quality (But I'm not sure if that counts as stock mus
Re: Stock Music Reccomendations
by Scott Cumbo 5 years ago
We use position music and extreme music. Both have their positives and negatives. Relly depends on what kind of stuff you're looking for Scott Cumbo Lead Editor Bellator MMA Spike TV
Editor's Bible
by Merv House 6 years ago
Hi everyone. New member here, but long-time user of the site. I'm not sure if this is the right forum to ask such a question, but I could not find any other appropriate category. I have been working a
Re: Editor's Bible
by Scott Cumbo 6 years ago
Hey Gavin, Don't know if you guys have a senior editor or a lead editor on this project. But if you do, i would consult him her before putting this together. they can tell you what needs to be inculde
Latest Project Finished!
by Simon Roughan 6 years ago
Thanks for the previous help with the conception and shot list planning tips guys. Here is the finished Spot and Reminder. https: vimeo.com 71803218 https: vimeo.com 71803219 Comments and Critique Tha
Re: Latest Project Finished!
by Scott Cumbo 6 years ago
Did this spot air already cause i could swear I've seen it before. Maybe on ebaumsworld or break or one of those type sites. Scott Cumbo Lead Editor Bellator MMA Spike TV
Video for sporting event
by Chuck Obernesser 6 years ago
Hi to all... A quick question. I just met with a new semi-pro team and they are looking to have a 4 min music video done to play on new video screens that they are getting for venue they are playing a
Re: Video for sporting event
by Scott Cumbo 6 years ago
fair enough, but again... is the editor liable for obtaining releases from the talent In essence it's the same thing, just on the visual end, not audio end. This is really for argument's sake. The rea
The COW seems slow. Is this good news or bad?
by Todd Terry 6 years ago
It seems to me that the COW (or at least the particular half-dozen COW forums that I haunt and or host) has gotten really slow lately. The Business forum has had only a few new threads lately, the Cin
Re: The COW seems slow. Is this good news or bad?
by Scott Cumbo 6 years ago
I was a musician for close to 20 years and never got that hit song. Never got to the point that I could really live off of it. Dosen't mean that it's impossible, just means I failed. There are a ton o
So I went off on a rant about FCPX on the "FCP" forum...
by Nicholas Zimmerman 6 years ago
http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 8 1175590 I don't mind if they leave "FCPX or Not" open, but isn't it time that FCP was discussed on the FCP board It feels like FCPX is still treated like it's s
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Re: So I went off on a rant about FCPX on the "FCP" forum...
by Scott Cumbo 6 years ago
Just let it go already. I use FCP7 every day because that's what the client wants (even though i personely prefer Avid) I don't get paid for the software i use, i get paid for how i edit. The software
staying consistent for clients
by Lanique Davis 6 years ago
Hey, I was just wondering if any editors here with multiple repeat clients have tips on keeping the different elements of their finished videos consistent with any previous projects they may have done
Re: staying consistent for clients
by Scott Cumbo 6 years ago
I do most things by memorey, but also I'll just refer back to an old project. If you want a font, it's there even if the media is offline. same thing for timing of an open. But timing stuff i don't us
Absolutely flabergasted! 25 y.o. crew member gives my client his business card
by Ned Miller 6 years ago
Last week (I had to chill before writing this) a 25 year old soundman I hired gave my client his business card at the end of the job. I have been shooting every week for 33 years and one of the first
Re: Absolutely flabergasted! 25 y.o. crew member gives my client his business card
by Scott Cumbo 6 years ago
Real late on this one... but ned, what will you say when a client doesn't want to hire anyone over 50 yrs old age shouldn't matter (and i'm 38 for the record) Scott Cumbo Editor Broadway Video, NYC
Non Video Question
by Aaron Cadieux 7 years ago
Hey guys, I am a multimedia specialist and am in a bit of a bind as to what to do about family leave time. I know this isn't really a video question, but I figure since I am in the same line of work a
Re: Non Video Question
by Scott Cumbo 7 years ago
Yes family comes first, but kids are expensive and taking more than 2 or 3 weeks off is asking to get fired. Having a nice steady income is also putting your family first. Scott Cumbo Editor Broadway
Screen Share with Clients?
by Grant Wilber 7 years ago
I do a lot of videos where the client wants to see the footage or interview. Right now I'm either throwing huge timecode number on the video and they just give me a list of the bits timecode. But I've
Re: Screen Share with Clients?
by Scott Cumbo 7 years ago
i believe you can do this with ichat and FCP. Scott Cumbo Editor Broadway Video, NYC
Length of cuts when editing a conference
by Jonathan Vincent 7 years ago
I am editing a conference and there are two cameras. I do not know how long I should linger on one camera. I was always taught to cut every 5 seconds but this just does not seem the case for a simple
Re: Length of cuts when editing a conference
by Scott Cumbo 7 years ago
no, i hear you. I just take that as a given. Everything is influenced by something else. I was a musician for 18 or so years and i look at cutting being similar to writing a song.... of course you can
Tips for interviewing a new editor
by Adam Fischer 7 years ago
Im looking to bring on a new contract editor who I hope to keep busy at least 30 hours a week. So I want to make sure I'm investing my time into someone I can trust and depend on Looking at demo reeks
Re: Tips for interviewing a new editor
by Scott Cumbo 7 years ago
codecs I know guys with emmy's, who been cutting for 30 years and don't know a thing about codecs, nor do they care. That has nothing to do with editing. Though it is usefull to be well versed, but en
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MC 6 in a Multi workstation eviorment not keeping AMA clips online
by Mike Jeffs 7 years ago
Has anyone else had this problem We are in a multi user and multi machine environment, with all of the Avids connected to a central storage device which we use to create partition projects that hold a
Re: MC 6 in a Multi workstation eviorment not keeping AMA clips online
by Scott Cumbo 7 years ago
are the machines all macs or pc and mac I know on the PC side, when you mount a workspace windows asigns a drive letter to that drive (ie. "E" or "F" or whatever) and this will effect AMA when switchi
New-ish to the game. Need advice.
by Erin Rakestraw 8 years ago
I do freelance editing, but still have a long way to go until I consider myself fully skillful. I have to cut together a sizzle reel for an event company. I have a rough together and would love a crit
Re: New-ish to the game. Need advice.
by Scott Cumbo 8 years ago
my 2 cents: won't comment on the script or shot selection cause you said it's their script and i have no idea what you had to work with but... everything needs to be tighter, Vo needs to be faster, yo
Transferring MXF files WITHOUT A BIN SEQUENCE FILE
by Dan Brother 8 years ago
Does anyone know if there is a way to locate MXF files on your drive without having the original bin or sequence that points to them A client sent me a bunch of MXF files (DNXHD 220) but didn't includ
Re: Transferring MXF files WITHOUT A BIN SEQUENCE FILE
by Scott Cumbo 8 years ago
didn't know about the database into the bin trick.... nice one Scott Cumbo Editor Broadway Video, NYC
Section of my sequence freezes/"Serious Error has occurred" prompt
by David Powell 8 years ago
Like the subject says. When I start up the project, I get the "serious error" prompt. Most of the sequence is fine but a section of it is frozen. I've tried relinking the sequence as well as rebuildin
Re: Section of my sequence freezes/"Serious Error has occurred" prompt
by Scott Cumbo 8 years ago
usually it's corrupt media. make a copy of your sequence, then narrow down the problem area by pulling sections out until you figure out where your problem is. than just get that media again (weather
Step by step should you get the dreaded "error has occurred restart your comp" promp
by David Powell 8 years ago
First open all your bins. This worked the first time. I don't know why but it did. If it doesn't, try go to your avid media folder and delete the database files start up MC and it will rebuild. If tha
Re: Step by step should you get the dreaded "error has occurred restart your comp" promp
by Scott Cumbo 8 years ago
just batch import stuff if it goes offline, though things going offline is rare in my experiance Scott Cumbo Editor Broadway Video, NYC
"BAD TV" FX for AVID?
by paul goldberg 8 years ago
does anyone know of an FX 3rd Party package that is like FCP "BAD TV"
Re: "BAD TV" FX for AVID?
by Scott Cumbo 8 years ago
I think borris has a bad tv effect. Scott Cumbo Editor Broadway Video, NYC
MC6 to After Effects with Automatic Duck
by Frederic Lumiere 8 years ago
Going from MC6 to AE CS5.5 using Automatic Duck. Just did a test and it looks like transcoding all the footage to Prores (MXF) instead of DnxHD was a bad idea AE doesn't recognize the media... or I di
Re: MC6 to After Effects with Automatic Duck
by Scott Cumbo 8 years ago
yeah, if you're gonna transcode stuff anyway, i would choose dnx. I've never really had problems with AMA (besides h264 codec, which it doesn't seem to like), though I mainly work on promos and other
Plugin Update for Media Composer 6
by Daniel Warvi 8 years ago
Since I think Avid Marketplace is complete BS, here's a breakdown of the plugins that are ready to go with Media Composer 6: *Digital Film Tools (everything.) (ReFine and PhotoCopy are WAY COOL!) *Gen
Re: Plugin Update for Media Composer 6
by Scott Cumbo 8 years ago
I doubt it was intented for larger post houses. Where typically engineering is keeping tabs on everything. I think it was more designed for smaller 1 man show kind of places Scott Cumbo Editor Broadwa
FCPX Trumps Avid
by Jason Jenkins 8 years ago
True Story: Potential Client (via Email): I found you on Creative Cow. Can you do some editing for me I do rough cuts in iMovie and I need someone to polish them up. Me: Sure! I use FCPX and I can imp
Re: FCPX Trumps Avid
by Scott Cumbo 8 years ago
David Roth Weiss " Nick Toth "There are editors outside of LA after all. :)" Of course there are. I sure their are some editors in NYC... haha, couldn't resist. But really, The talent has nothing to
Considering Move to Avid- Best way to make lots of lower thirds.
by Devin Crane 8 years ago
Currently we have a pre-made Motion file that we use as our template and copy text from a log file into that template and make close to 50 lower thirds for each program. It's nice since we don't have
Re: Considering Move to Avid- Best way to make lots of lower thirds.
by Scott Cumbo 8 years ago
Check out this tutorial...http: avidscreencast.com 2010 02 17-automate-title-creation-with-marquees-autotitler You can have the Avid automaticly create all you L3rds from a text file (after you set up
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Working Over the weekend...
by Greg Burke 8 years ago
Hey all I just picked up a gig that has me booked all weekend, I just got a email explaining the work were doing. Were packing and shipping all Macpros out of the Facility. (are are 30 towers) We'll b
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Re: Working Over the weekend...
by Scott Cumbo 8 years ago
easy there tiger, when did i say avid's business model is great or they will survive I'm saying the 2 companies don't compare to each other. If HP came along and bought Avid then you can compare them
MC 5.5 Keyframing not working
by David Powell 8 years ago
I'm using the Boris Extruded Text. When I keyframe a rotation it doesn't seem to work. I tried in the advanced key framing as well as the record window. This happened to me before and then I got it to
Re: MC 5.5 Keyframing not working
by Scott Cumbo 8 years ago
David, I'm not knocking creativecow, cause i like this site a lot. But the fact is that their are only a few avid guys who answer questions on this site. It's always been a pretty FCP centric site. I
The world is a tough crowd right now.
by Bill Davis 8 years ago
Was anticipating today's "big 3" announcements (Avid, Canon, Red) and found interesting advances in each area. Then I started surfing to the various discussion boards and checked the prevailing thread
Re: The world is a tough crowd right now.
by Scott Cumbo 8 years ago
you can't make everyone happy, that's my take on it. MC 6 looks great, can't wait to check it out. Scott Cumbo Editor Broadway Video, NYC
Please assist me save this subpar video. My skills are really lacking here.
by Gary Krauss 8 years ago
Hi all; Im trying to cut a short video for my sister's medical practice, and it just looks like hell. From the sound (which I have to synch with a second source) to the motion graphics, it just looks
Re: Please assist me save this subpar video. My skills are really lacking here.
by Scott Cumbo 8 years ago
I say speed everything up.... Cut your intro time in half, make your gfx come in quicker, get rid of the picture and picture stuff unless you have too use it, get rid of the dissolves when going to yo
Now I remember why I left avid.....
by larry tempesta 8 years ago
I'm relearning avid so I can expand my client base and I can't for the life of me figure out how to import mxf files with the media tool It's making me nuts, final cut is sooooo easy (log and transfer
Re: Now I remember why I left avid.....
by Job ter Burg 8 years ago
So... you left Avid because you never figured out how it works
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Why use FCPX if you plan on moving up in the industry?
by Dustin Parsons 8 years ago
There's a lot of speculation on these boards as to what impact FCPX will have on the post-production industry. My thoughts right now are very mixed because the work that I do could very well be done o
Re: Why use FCPX if you plan on moving up in the industry?
by Neil Goodman 8 years ago
In LA, mostly all the networks are still using Avids. So know matter how well you know FCP whatever the version, not knowing AVID to begin with is a severe oversight. All broadcast work ive ever done
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Scott Cumbo liked this 8 years ago
New Paradigm for Talking Head Educational Videos
by Rene Folse 8 years ago
I am not much of an artist. My work is in professional continuing educational video production for doctors, lawyers and others. I arrived by way of mastering online school software, setting up the ser
Re: New Paradigm for Talking Head Educational Videos
by Scott Cumbo 8 years ago
Rene, What your looking for is creativity... you'll never find it in a text book or tutorial. Just sit down and play with what you have. It you see a "cool" effect or GFX on TV or where evere, try and
Sell out? Or stick to my principals and lose my modest salary and benefits?
by Michael Mahoney Jr. 9 years ago
Ohhhh, boy. I think I just walked out on my salary and benefits today. I need some support and recommendations. In Short: Today, I had to make the big choice you sometimes hear about: Stick to my prin
Re: Sell out? Or stick to my principals and lose my modest salary and benefits?
by Scott Cumbo 9 years ago
As long as you don't have a family to feed do what you want. If you do have a family your "principals" don't mean anything, work is work and they are not asking you to break the law. Scott Cumbo Edito
Copyright...who owns the footage
by Kevin Gonzales 9 years ago
I do a ton of corporate video where I am the producer director editor. If a client hires me to make a video for them and those are my roles, I technically on the rights to the video, correct Is there
Re: Copyright...who owns the footage
by Scott Cumbo 9 years ago
You also need to consider if you want to work with the client again. If i hired you than was told no if i asked for the source footage that i paid you to shoot. I would simply never hire you again. No
How do I make a "Pal" DVD?
by Steve Martin 10 years ago
I'm in the US and have a client from the UK who will be in the US and wants us to shoot and edit video of a corporate event. In the end they want a DVD that play in the UK. I get an occasional questio
Re: How do I make a "Pal" DVD?
by Scott Cumbo 10 years ago
your best option would be to rent pal cameras then shoot, edit and author in pal. or shoot and edit in NTSC and have your final video converted to pal then author in pal. It may cost you a few extra b
Avatar
by Mike Cohen 10 years ago
After over a decade without a blockbuster movie, James Cameron has been teasing us with news of his 3D epic "Avatar." Today the first trailer appeared on Apple's website, no doubt elsewhere, and I hav
Re: Avatar
by Scott Cumbo 10 years ago
I thought the trailer looked pretty cool and I can't wait to see the movie in 3D. I haven't disliked any of his movies yet and i know he wouldn't spend 4 years on something that was just eye candy wit
exporting bins in FCP for online on Avid Nitris
by Annette Aryanpour 10 years ago
I'm prepping a job that was cut on FCP for online on an Avid Nitris. The online editor assumed that I was cutting on an Avid and has asked me if I can export the bins instead of an EDL. Is there a way
Re: exporting bins in FCP for online on Avid Nitris
by Scott Cumbo 10 years ago
If your doing the online at a post house, ask them if they have automatic duck. That way you just give them the project files and they'll take care of it. Scott Cumbo Editor Broadway Video, NYC
Any REAL alternatives to FCP for Windows?
by Chris Fisher 10 years ago
Hey Final Cut guys... I know this seems odd.. But maybe some of you can tell me what (if any) my best chances are of getting close to (or better ) Final Cut Pro level on Windows So I'm starting to fee
Re: Any REAL alternatives to FCP for Windows?
by Scott Cumbo 10 years ago
I mainly work on Avid (PC) but work on FCP every once in awhile. I'll always suggest Avid but Premiere is closer to FCP and has an great suite of tools (after effects, encore, soundbooth, photoshop) I
Low quotes in NYC- what's going on?
by paul strilka 11 years ago
After ten years with an in house talent agency- I have recently been downsized. I own and shoot with a Sony EX1. Can edit FCP or Avid. have a pretty decent reel. I would like to freelance- work for my
Re: Low quotes in NYC- what's going on?
by Scott Cumbo 11 years ago
Most college kids fresh out of school will shoot and edit for pretty much nothing. The clients will get what they pay for. I use to do it too. When i first got into editing, I would cut videos and DVD
Down convert through mini Teranex
by Jim Newman 11 years ago
I'm having a bit of a problem and I was hoping to maybe someone here in the community could point me in the right direction. I have a Teranex Mini UDCSN. I am working in Final Cut Pro with a HD 1080i
Re: Down convert through mini Teranex
by Scott Cumbo 11 years ago
Avids real time downconvert is a little soft also. We found that we get the best results outputting to HDcam (or HDcamSR)then running a down covert dub from the HDcam to a digibeta. We'll just keep th
Stage lights out of legal range
by Julie Antepli 11 years ago
Hello, I'm editing online editing a late night show on Avid Nitris. Sometimes we have musical performances and they use cool looking lights down at the stage. However it becomes really difficult for m
Re: Stage lights out of legal range
by Scott Cumbo 11 years ago
yeah, duplicate the video to track 2 and use animatte or picture in picture to isolate certain sections of the video (I like to use picture in picture when ever I can because it's a real time effect)a
Mac Prices
by Scott Cumbo 11 years ago
I've been thinking about buying a Mac so I can run Avid and FCP at home. Never owned a mac before and was wondering if the prices vary between buying directly from apple or buying from vendors such as
Re: Mac Prices
by Scott Cumbo 11 years ago
Hi Bob, Sorry I don't know Johnathan Vesey Smith. I've been at Broadway for 4 years now. I know they had some REALLY big layoffs around 2001 2002. from what I heard a lot of long time staff got let go
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