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How to create unique file names for AVCHD footage
by Helen Cho 3 hours ago
I'm importing footage into a project file for a feature-length film. The files are AVCHD and I think they were shot on either the C100 or C300 (the director is unsure which). We're hoping to edit ever
Re: How to create unique file names for AVCHD footage
by Shane Ross 7 minutes ago
C100...most likely. C300 shoots XDCAM MXF files. The only work around for this is to convert all the footage to a high resolution "Digital Intermediate" that you then use as master files. So you'd con
MacBook Pros "underpowered?" Not for FCP X editors. Not AT ALL.
by Bill Davis 7 hours ago
If you live in the Premiere Pro world, it's starting to make sense that you might not feel the new Mac Laptops are a very big deal. If you've transitioned into the FCP X world, the evidence is mountin
Re: MacBook Pros "underpowered?" Not for FCP X editors. Not AT ALL.
by Shane Ross 24 minutes ago
Bill Davis "Well, certainly not as long as some of those others are demanding adherence to traditions like OMF compatibility" Avid did move on...to AAF. Bill Davis "Things are supposed to IMPROVE ove
What in the world!
by Stephen Smith 1 month ago
I have color graded an image in Resolve and really like it. I exported the clip and brought it into Adobe Premiere and it doesn't look the way it did in DaVinci Resolve. Any idea on how to fix this. H
Re: What in the world!
by Shane Ross 21 hours ago
Ultrastudio express, or Ultrastudio 4K. Possibly the 4K so that you can be more future-proof. https: www.blackmagicdesign.com products ultrastudiothunderbolt Although even the $145 Mini Monitor has HD
Pulling my hair out!
by Dan Bernard 1 day ago
I am begging someone to help me here...I still can't make an account on the Avid forums, I can't figure out what's wrong, no one seems to be having the issue I'm having and I can't call or create a su
Re: Pulling my hair out!
by Shane Ross 1 day ago
Hmmm...looks like it's in multiclip mode. But not sure how you got there. What happens when you cut that clip into a sequence Does it look like that on the PROGRAM monitor Open up the Command Palette,
previously rendered sections of timeline going off render
by raju bhai 3 days ago
OK all my footage is in apple prores 422 with frame rate and size all conforming to the sequence. Hence, I've been woking on this project and it has been going very smoothly, no hangups. However, i'm
Re: previously rendered sections of timeline going off render
by Shane Ross 2 days ago
7.0.3 is solid. And yes, it works fine on Yosemite. I have it on Yosemite. What DOESN'T work on Yosemite is Compressor and Motion. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
How to select Clips on tracks and ripple delete like premiere?
by John Lee 6 days ago
So i just started with avid, because i m sick of the lack of stability on Premiere, and i need some help In premiere i used to put all clips on a timeline and put the ones e like on V2, just pull them
Re: How to select Clips on tracks and ripple delete like premiere?
by Shane Ross 2 days ago
Avid can't do that...sorry. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
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Revert back to Title Tool after Promoting to Marquee
by Anthony Scalf 3 days ago
Sometimes I will accidentally click yes to "Promote this title to Marquee " when trying to edit a title. When that happens, is there a way to bring it back to title tool After promoting it just defaul
Re: Revert back to Title Tool after Promoting to Marquee
by Shane Ross 3 days ago
You'll have to make a new title. BUT, to go back to defaulting to TITLE TOOL, or ASKING, go into the SETTINGS and look for MARQUEE TITLE...that's where you change things. Shane Little Frog Post Read m
Lost source file path and source file name
by Scott Davis 3 days ago
For some reason a good deal of my clips have lost their source file name and source file path. Some of the clips in the bin have retained them. Any thoughts I'm trying to do a conform by linking back
Re: Lost source file path and source file name
by Shane Ross 3 days ago
If you lost the source name, i don't know if there's any way to relink. Because as you WELL know, there is no TAPE ID on tapeless media until you add it. So it goes by name and timecode. Missing the n
asymmetrical video transitions
by raju bhai 3 days ago
OK, i'd like to modify the video transitions so that they are not always symmetrical. In the words, when i drag let's say the left side of the transition, then it opens up the right side by the same a
Re: asymmetrical video transitions
by Shane Ross 3 days ago
Sorry, FCP 7 doesn't do asymmetrical video transitions. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
colour correcting
by simon roberts 4 days ago
I have just received some rushes shot in a studio against a white background. It hasn't been lit very well and every time I try to bring up the Whites in the highlights and mid tones it affects everyt
Re: colour correcting
by Shane Ross 4 days ago
Avid is not the best color correction tool. Even the higher end Symphony option has it's limits. You can try to adjust things in the CURVES tool. Even then, it often does broader strokes than wanted.
opening timeline/bin created in different project settings Media Composer
by Lor Porter 5 days ago
Hi, Ok - I've created a project and have been working within it for months. Come to find out the settings given to me were incorrect. Project was edited with settings 1080 p 25 - I needed to be in a 1
Re: opening timeline/bin created in different project settings Media Composer
by Shane Ross 5 days ago
Make a new sequence. Load the old sequence into the PREVIEW monitor...and then cut it into the new sequence. Note...you'll have to leave out any text or titling, as that won't come over... Shane Littl
Color Space Confusion
by Matt Wilson 7 days ago
Hi, I have a bit of confusion on issue of color space. Editing film shot with clips that are Rec 709 AVCHD, converted to ProRes 422. Edit is in FCP 7, and color to be done in Resolve. I need output ex
Re: Color Space Confusion
by Shane Ross 6 days ago
yup, thats it Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
Roundtripping to Resolve Smooth with FCP 7?
by Matt Wilson 1 week ago
Hi, Working on a feature in FCP 7. Want to grade in Resolve and wanted to get a feel for how people are experiencing the roundtripping to Davinci Resolve and back to FCP 7. Is it a pretty smooth proce
Re: Roundtripping to Resolve Smooth with FCP 7?
by Shane Ross 1 week ago
Matt Wilson "How accurate would I be with this screen once I calibrate with xRite i1 Display Pro " Not. As I stated, even if you calibrate your computer display, the Resolve and FCP interface...the v
Red lines on video clips Avid Media Composer
by Anna McPherson 1 week ago
Hello, I'm very new to Avid Media Composer, currently using v8. I have a student who has created a new project, using a Mac, and is unable to play his video clips in the timeline. The video clips have
Re: Red lines on video clips Avid Media Composer
by Shane Ross 1 week ago
That means that the media is offline...not seen by Avid. Looks like they only AMA Linked to them, and didn't transcode them. And that Avid sees them as being on the desktop. If they were moved, or ren
Exported QTIme movies are darker
by John Bouton 1 week ago
I shot footage for a trailer with a Canon 5D and used 5D to RGB to convert files to Pro Res 422 HQ files. I imported those files into FCP 7 into separate sequences and edited them, color corrected and
Re: Exported QTIme movies are darker
by Shane Ross 1 week ago
John Bouton "color corrected" How Did you grade using the VIEWER and PROGRAM monitor built in FCP...the editing interface That isn't color accurate, sorry to say. Not designed to be. It's brighter th
The perfect workflow ...
by Simon Ubsdell 1 week ago
... is the perfect workflow for the job that you are doing at any one time, and when it's just right, it's very hard to beat. Over the last couple of days I have been working on a fashion merchandisin
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Re: The perfect workflow ...
by Shane Ross 1 week ago
Well, this is THE DEBATE forum. The other ones are all tech help, even the FCX TECHNIQUES one. Those are the help ones, this is the DEBATE one. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High
.mxf file color correction
by Ashish Sah 2 weeks ago
hi, i have covert all my .mxf file to mov and edited a music video. i want to color correct it. can i color correct my prores (mov) in adobe premiere pro cc i know with edl or xml file we can cc in da
Re: .mxf file color correction
by Shane Ross 1 week ago
Ashish Sah "i have covert all my .mxf file to mov and edited a music video." What codec did you convert to Ashish Sah "can i color correct my prores (mov) in adobe premiere pro cc " OH...ProRes. Yes,
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Avid Rookie needs a hand and can't execute a simple cut and paste the way he does with Premiere and FCP
by Marc De Coster 2 weeks ago
Hello guys I'm an editor since 20 years now. I worked on D-Vision, then on Edit (from Discreet Logic), I even worked with Xpri (remember this The HD software from Sony, complete flop!!!) then on FCP a
Re: Avid Rookie needs a hand and can't execute a simple cut and paste the way he does with Premiere and FCP
by Shane Ross 2 weeks ago
1) You don't do it by marking IN and Out...you need to go into SELECT MODE and select the clip. Either lasso it from upper right to lower left (OPT mouse will draw a box around it), or CMD-S and then
Audio output
by stig olsen 2 weeks ago
Hi, I just installed a simple black magic output card on a 2008 Mac. The output card doesn't have audio output. Video out from the card works great, but the audio will not output (obviously because th
Re: Audio output
by Shane Ross 2 weeks ago
If the card you have only has HDMI and SDI, then audio is going out to the card, and then to the monitor. So you either need to tap audio from the monitor, or get an HDMI or SDI splitter (whichever on
Transferring Project from One Computer to Another
by Thurman Thomas 2 weeks ago
Hi! I have 2 hours of media on an external hard drive. I linked that footage to Avid Media Composer and put all that media in different bins according to the needs of my project. I then edited a 5 min
Re: Transferring Project from One Computer to Another
by Shane Ross 2 weeks ago
On your computers hard drive, in the DOCUMENTS folder, is a folder called AVID PROJECTS. In there are all your projects. Grab the full project folder, and copy that to the hard drive. Then copy it to
Feature Request- audio tracks
by John Pale 2 weeks ago
I know it's better to go directly to Adobe on this, but having to spend the last several weeks cleaning up timelines from a bunch of other editors, I'm finding that it would be helpful if you could te
Re: Feature Request- audio tracks
by Shane Ross 2 weeks ago
Yeah, Avid doesn't allow Mono to go into Stereo, nor Stereo into Mono tracks. That actually is VERY helpful. Resolve, unfortunately, works like Adobe....your tracks can be mono, or stereo, or 5.1...an
Issues with FCP7, Files in L&T changing frame rate from 60 to 29.97 in AVCHD
by Keith Massimino 3 weeks ago
Hey everyone New to the forum. I've been working with FCP7 for a few years now. I recently noticed an issue with my L&T. Im shooting with a Sony NX5U, mainly sporting events. The source footage is 108
Re: Issues with FCP7, Files in L&T changing frame rate from 60 to 29.97 in AVCHD
by Shane Ross 3 weeks ago
Well, let me say that ESPN is 720p60 (as is ABC). They are pushing for the 1080p60 broadcast spec. But when airing, it airs...is streamed...as 1080i60 at 29.97. Shoot some tests and you decide. If you
Just Business...
by Bill Davis 3 weeks ago
I woke up to an in-box was full of comments from friends in the UK about this... http: www.express.co.uk life-style science-technology 762119 Adobe-Creative-Cloud-price-rise-anger-UK-subscription-deal
Re: Just Business...
by Shane Ross 3 weeks ago
And Apple has more money than a lot of countries, so they can afford to give discounts...and really not have people pay at all for any update, ever. Funny thing, they taught FCX at my daughter's schoo
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Avid VS Premiere VS FCPX VS Edius?
by andy patterson 4 weeks ago
I know a lot of people have to use 3rd party hardware to capture video. I like to use 3rd party hardware for playback on broadcast compliant equipment more than capturing video. I did some testing wit
Re: Avid VS Premiere VS FCPX VS Edius?
by Shane Ross 3 weeks ago
App updates are fine...as long as they are compatible with the OS I am running. Which currently is 10.10.5, but I'm looking at 10.11 soon. Even downloaded apps from the App store (Compressor) and they
Davinci Resolve cropping in playback monitor through DeckLink Extreme 4k 12G
by Peter Chagnon 4 weeks ago
Hi Friends, We recently got a new PC at my work and we've set it all up and are currently running it through its jumps. We are using a DeckLink Extreme 4K 12 G for our output to our color monitor, and
Re: Davinci Resolve cropping in playback monitor through DeckLink Extreme 4k 12G
by Shane Ross 3 weeks ago
Here....I've attached the settings I use. Make sure that in the IMAGE SCALING setting, it's set to 1080, and not UHD... Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
Conform hell...
by Hector berrebi 3 weeks ago
People often ask what's conforming, the process of bringing a timeline from an NLE into a grading tool, which in most cases became a relatively simple task in recent years. Just wanted to share the cu
Re: Conform hell...
by Shane Ross 3 weeks ago
What I do in that case is tell them to remove all temp color correction, all titles....and export a high res, ProRes HQ or DNxHD 175x Quicktime movie, and EDL. That I then take into Resolve and chop u
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Night Shift mode
by Oliver Peters 4 weeks ago
I wonder how many dummies are going to color correct, not realizing this is on. http: www.macrumors.com 2017 01 26 apple-seeds-macos-sierra-10-12-4-public-beta-1 - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production
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Re: Night Shift mode
by Shane Ross 3 weeks ago
Another good reason to have an IO device and external monitor... Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
Workflow order
by Owen Harvey 4 weeks ago
Hello all. I wanted to get a better understanding off all of your workflows. For me it is: import media sort through media (what to use) place on timeline trim Stabilize Colour grade Titles Audio (usu
Re: Workflow order
by Shane Ross 4 weeks ago
Import media Organize media. Watch media...which can happen when I am organizing media...so I know where to but it. If I have an assistant editor, then the first two parts are done by them. Load clip
Convert 3G SDI 4K into display port
by Michael Belanger 4 weeks ago
I am sure many have asked this question before. I have a Studio 4K card and do have clients who shoot both UHD and DCI 4K . I was hoping to use the SDI output from the card and send to a high quality
Re: Convert 3G SDI 4K into display port
by Shane Ross 4 weeks ago
That has an HDMI input, and your BMD IO has HDMI output...so you can connect via HDMI. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
Very choppy playback in Source window - iMac 16GB ram
by Shawn Kornhauser 4 weeks ago
Hi I'm a long time FCP user who is trying to make the switch to Premiere. Mainly because the footage I have from an ongoing project was shot in a format that isn't FCP friendly (Arri Alexa XML files).
Re: Very choppy playback in Source window - iMac 16GB ram
by Shane Ross 4 weeks ago
The GPU you have isn't powerful enough to aid in editing camera raw files. 4GB is minimum, more is better. So either transcode to ProRes 422 and use those as masters, or look at the offline online pro
Resolve to Premiere Pro Archiving
by jabbar thomas 1 month ago
Hi Folks, I am working with a director who edited his 4K feature film in Resolve. I have been asked to take a look at his cut and make some changes. I don't know Resolve as an editor. Can I please get
Re: Resolve to Premiere Pro Archiving
by Shane Ross 1 month ago
Sorry, but you can't export full projects via XML...only cuts. You can string out all the media on the timeline, and then in the DELIVERY PAGE, compress that to what you need. And you can export a seq
xbox one to adobe premiere
by Tareq Faroun 1 month ago
How would one go about capturing from Xbox one to Adobe Premiere on a IMac mid 2011 I have not done this in a long time, I used to have a simple Canopus digital converter back in the mini DV tape days
Re: xbox one to adobe premiere
by Shane Ross 1 month ago
DVDs have copy protection too. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
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Syncing multiple interview clips up with 1 external audio clip
by Nick Ryan 1 month ago
Is there an easy way to go about this We shoot interviews on dslr's, and record our audio separately to a Tascam recorder. Once we get the footage ingested we cull through it and lay out what we want
Re: Syncing multiple interview clips up with 1 external audio clip
by Shane Ross 1 month ago
Nick Ryan "Some of the editors have been working around it by syncing all the video clips with the audio clip as a first step, and then making "sub-sequences" from the synced timeline to organize and
MXF wrapper MPEG-2 80Mbps - anyone?
by João Descalço 1 month ago
Hello, I need to export a .MXF file with MPEG-2 codec at 80Mbps stream, 10 audio channels. I can export the file with most correct specs with MXF OP1a @XDCAMHD PAL 50, but can't achieve 80Mbps (only 5
Re: MXF wrapper MPEG-2 80Mbps - anyone?
by Shane Ross 1 month ago
Ask the client about that spec...because XDCAM HD OP1a is 50Mbits...not 80. it's quite controlled that way, can't bump it. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
Putting a video in your text
by Presley Hunter 1 month ago
I have been looking for tutorials on how to put video in text. For example,a title where the text in the title has video footage showing in the letters. I have found several tutorials for premiere, bu
Re: Putting a video in your text
by Shane Ross 1 month ago
You need to be able to KEY it out. For example, make letters in white, and then use a LUMA KEY to key out the white. The thing is, that resolve doesn't have any built in keying ability. Shane Little F
Resolve output
by david zimmerman 1 month ago
Hi & I'd appreciate a little help with outputs from Resolve. (I'm a fairly new user.) I seem to have a from-screen-to-output mismatch. I've output identical clips in fcpx10.3 and in Resolve 12.5 and t
Re: Resolve output
by Shane Ross 1 month ago
The viewer in Resolve is not accurate. Not designed to be. it's a "tool window" to see what clip is up. But it's brighter than the footage really is. The only accurate way to view when using Resolve i
Depressing. Footage in Premiere/VLC looks VERY different in Quicktime/Vimeo/Youtube
by Jim Elliott 2 months ago
Well, this is depressing. I don't know if something is wrong with my MacBook 2016, but I've noticed that footage in the Premiere program monitor looks VERY different to the exported video in various p
Re: Depressing. Footage in Premiere/VLC looks VERY different in Quicktime/Vimeo/Youtube
by Shane Ross 2 months ago
When I color correct a broadcast show, I use my calibrated broadcast monitor. That way I know it's the best that it can get. You are making the best that you can get. HOW OTHER APPS PLAY THAT BACK IS
premier xml issue.
by paulson lang 2 months ago
Hi, I am facing some issues in a XML from a premeier project. my reference file is not in sync with the timeline. Below is the link to XML and ref file. Thanks in advance. https: we.tl IdsfAH40cd
Re: premier xml issue.
by Shane Ross 2 months ago
I let the XML set the settings. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
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Looking for advice and ideas
by Greg Ball 2 months ago
I'm working on creating a TV series that features different experts with a segment dedicated to each person's expertise. I don't want to give away my idea here, but let's say that I wanted to create a
Re: Looking for advice and ideas
by Shane Ross 2 months ago
The only way to get the attention from networks like A&E and History and Discovery and Nat Geo...that level...is to already have a relationship with them, or people who work there. And yes, that it a
Hardware query
by Nicholas Lean 4 months ago
Advance apologies if this seems a rather rudimentary question. I am finally moving over to Mac for both editing and grading softwares having never used Apple before. I have been predominantly a Vegas
Re: Hardware query
by Shane Ross 3 months ago
Nicholas Lean " I simply want to know if this machine will be sufficient to run both Resolve" Yes, it should be fine running Resolve. I know Resolve prefers NVidia cards, but I know several Resolve u
Who owns the footage??
by Wade Pringle 3 months ago
Hi there I own my own small media company and I really am looking for some answers on copyright issues. My situation is this: I am asked to film and edit a client's video for there client so I am subc
Re: Who owns the footage??
by Shane Ross 3 months ago
AH crap. I did see the Canada part, but somehow didn't register it. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
Starting up: Freelancing, taxes, LLCs, and Equipment purchase
by Alex Popowych 3 months ago
Hi there all, thanks in advance for any advice! I am an experienced (5+ years) Editor & Cinematographer, branching out into freelance for the first time. Until now I have been employed full time, howe
Re: Starting up: Freelancing, taxes, LLCs, and Equipment purchase
by Shane Ross 3 months ago
Alex Popowych "Does forming an LLC alleviate some of the personal liability that comes with equipment purchase " How do you mean Alleviate personal liability with equipment purchases No...you still n
Monitoring on non-retina Mbp
by Hendrik Martz 5 months ago
Hello, i have the following question: I have a 2012 non-retina MBP with one TB-port. If I attach a TB Display, it would give me a 2nd display and an additional TB-Port. Is it possible to attach a BMD
Re: Monitoring on non-retina Mbp
by Shane Ross 5 months ago
The UltraStudio 4K and 4K extreme...the rack mount boxes...have two TB ports. They ALL should have them, to be honest.. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
the "sad" state of our industry
by Bob Zelin 5 months ago
I guess this is for old timers. Today, with free editing software, quality cameras built into our CEL phones and iPads, free streaming software, free color grading software, free data transmission sof
Re: the "sad" state of our industry
by Shane Ross 5 months ago
And that old old adage comes to mind. Just because you have Microsoft Word, doesn't mean you can write. Just because you have access to a pen and paper, doesn't mean you can write. I mean, ANYONE can
Why no support for 240p content on intensity pro?
by Joseph Schurig 5 years ago
Before owning an intensity, I didn't even know that 240p existed outside of YouTube videos, but apparently most old video game systems output this kind of signal. What I would like to know is why the
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Re: Why no support for 240p content on intensity pro?
by Shane Ross 5 months ago
These high end cards are designed to work with broadcast formats, as well as higher end theatrical formats. They are not designed to work with low end video game formats. For that, you need different
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