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Sean Smith

Member Since:
August 23rd 2011
22 Posts
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New York, NY
Exception: failed to get the sample temporal offset from the AMA Plug-in message
by Paul Donahue 5 years ago
Hi, I've started getting this error message constantly and saw on the Avid Forum that this was recognized as a problem awhile back and that a patch was going to be made for it. Was there ever a patch
Re: Exception: failed to get the sample temporal offset from the AMA Plug-in message
by Sean Smith 4 years ago
I've had this error before, but I think the solution we came to was specific to our workflow. You should try clearing your AMA Metadata folder if you haven't.
Effect Problem
by Dave Edwards 4 years ago
I have a title created in C4D (with alpha) on V2 superimposed over images on V1. If I attempt to add a "water" effect in Boris FX this is applied both to the title but also to the video below it. How
Re: Effect Problem
by Sean Smith 4 years ago
I don't have Boris to test this out, but this might work. Step into the clip you want to add the effect to by double clicking it, then add the effect to the clip in the middle layer, V2.2 in your case
Avid 7.2 gone mute but..
by Ali Alibhai 5 years ago
Hi, I am new on CreativeCow.net Now retired. Helping a friend to edit few clips from different sources. Bought Avid 7.2 after transiting from Pinnacle Studio 9 (10) due advice from Pinnacle in mid 200
Re: Avid 7.2 gone mute but..
by Sean Smith 5 years ago
This would be my next guess too. When you have the track control panel visible, you will see that each track has a power icon next to it that can be toggled. Although you can make I think 24 audio tra
Lost work...
by adam kurnitz 5 years ago
Hey Guys, I'm working on Avid 8.2 through the monthly subscription. Ive been working all morning on a sequence and I went to duplicate it. When I did, the duplicated sequences reverted to the way it w
Re: Lost work...
by Sean Smith 5 years ago
Did you get an access violation or other error earlier Sometimes even when you're able to click through the error messages, Avid will stop saving. It's best practice to just restart Avid after errors.
transcode, consolidate, or AMA audio files
by Daniel Schultz 5 years ago
I've got a 3-camera, separate audio shoot I'm setting up for editing. The audio is from a sound devices mixer with 4 channels, and they are WAV files. On a previous shoot, I grouped the audio and vide
Re: transcode, consolidate, or AMA audio files
by Sean Smith 5 years ago
I would just import the WAVs. Also, if you rename them before you import, so they have numbered suffixes (filename_01.wav), when you import, that number will become the default track for the wav. This
AVID won't open
by Timothy Lydon 6 years ago
Hello, My AVID project will not open. It just freezes right before the application is about to run the project. Any ideas
Re: AVID won't open
by Sean Smith 6 years ago
Is it freezing right after you select which project to open I'd try deleting the preferences file for your computer under that project. It will regenerate, but you can always back it up to feel safer.
Problems importing .mov files
by Thomas Bernhard 6 years ago
Hi! I'm trying to import .mov files into MC7 using DNxHD36. I get three files, one of which is twice the size of the original mov file. I don't have much hard drive space. So is there a way I can impo
Re: Problems importing .mov files
by Sean Smith 6 years ago
You could try a workflow where you edit with lower resolution transcodes then reconcile to a higher resolution when your cut is finished. If you use AMA and transcoding instead of importing, you'll be
Relinking
by Kira Light 6 years ago
Sorry if this is a really obvious question but... if you've transcoded some files into avid via ama, cut something (teeny tiny - about 1 minute) but then realise you've transcoded to the wrong format,
Re: Relinking
by Sean Smith 6 years ago
Decompose the sequence (or sub-sequence if it's just part of it), then relink the empty decomposed sequence. In the relink options, you'll be able to select a specific format. I tend to get better suc
jpeg compressor/sequence settings
by Ramona Volker 8 years ago
HI, I have a jpeg sequence that is about 20 min long and am getting render times of 2 days Is this normal What are the best choices for compressor sequence settings I have a normal macbook- not macboo
Re: jpeg compressor/sequence settings
by Sean Smith 7 years ago
So, if I understand correctly, you've imported a jpg sequence into FCP and are just trying to render it in the timeline, which is giving you a 2-day estimate. Is this right I used to use a lot of 1080
Loss of quality after export from FCP7
by Daniela Dawson 7 years ago
Hi there, I am attempting to export a music video I just shot and edited. All footage was from canon dslrs and I converted to apple pro res 422 to edit. I have tried exporting as (quicktime conversion
Re: Loss of quality after export from FCP7
by Sean Smith 7 years ago
If it looks good in FCP, it's probably your export settings. You could try exporting a quicktime movie at the current sequence settings just to see if it looks good. Of course, that file might just be
Compressor changed video color DRASTICALLY.
by Mark Brown 7 years ago
Hello All - I've been attempting to find the best HD to SD DVD workflow. My latest attempt goes as follows: Export self contained h.264 from FCP H.264 into Streamclip export as ProRes ProRes to compre
Re: Compressor changed video color DRASTICALLY.
by Sean Smith 7 years ago
As far as color goes, avoid h.264 whenever you can. You could always tweak brightness and saturation either on the clips or in compressor to get decent results though, since I still find that h.264 is
Premultiplied alpha not working on freeze frames
by Paul Roper 7 years ago
Hello I have some rendered animations from After Effects which I'm bringing into FCP. They're ProRes 4444 with a premultiplied (on black) alpha. When I import it, set the alpha to 'black' and then put
Re: Premultiplied alpha not working on freeze frames
by Sean Smith 7 years ago
Final Cut is not great when it comes to alpha channels. A lot of 'personality' there. I had this same problem myself a year or so ago. We were using png sequences that I was making reference movies fr
30+ clips split screen without FCP chugging?
by Gary Ellison 7 years ago
Hi all, I have a project that requires 30+ clips at one time on screen. When I get them all out however FCP is so slow it's virtually impossible to do anything. I've even tried nesting the seperate sh
Re: 30+ clips split screen without FCP chugging?
by Sean Smith 7 years ago
What are you trying to accomplish There may be a way to work around this.
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