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Sequence settings for various clips
by Syed Iqbal 2 days ago
Hi, I am working on an editing job where I have download various short and long video clips from Youtube and I have to edit them in Premiere Pro. I understand that the best way to have proper sequence
Re: Sequence settings for various clips
by Shane Ross 2 days ago
Don't do that trick with YouTube downloads. Those are all MP4 variants. Make a DNxHD or ProRes or Cineform sequence, and edit in that. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
Workflow for 23.98 Source to 29.97i for Broadcast
by Eve Brue 6 days ago
Hello! First post here and would to know people's preferred workflow for 23.98 footage going to 29.97i broadcast (when working in Premiere.) Do you prefer to A) cut native and convert at the end OR B)
Re: Workflow for 23.98 Source to 29.97i for Broadcast
by Shane Ross 3 days ago
You need to clarify with them...do they want 30FPS...29.97 interlaced. If so, then 59.94i is the proper technical term for it. No one uses 29.97i except perhaps AJA in their settings for FCP 7. The pr
How to create a project with different formats in AVID
by Emma Baruffaldi 1 week ago
Hello everyone, I'm about to edit a short movie which will include some 4k footage from DJI Phantom 4 and some full HD footage from Panasonic Gh5. How do I incorporate this two I must say the project
Re: How to create a project with different formats in AVID
by Shane Ross 7 days ago
OK...choose your final deliver format. So 1080p, (don't say "FULL HD," that's a marketing term that professionals don't say, and it makes you sound like a beginner. You are, but don't let people on by
How do I calculate my duration when I change from non drop frame to drop frame
by Reena Mang 1 week ago
I'm about to start an edit for a show and the network specs say that the lock time must be 42 minutes flat and delivered in a 1080i 59.94 format for broadcast. I'm getting confused by the rhetoric of
Re: How do I calculate my duration when I change from non drop frame to drop frame
by Shane Ross 1 week ago
You don't need ANY of that. This is very simple. Just change the timecode display in the source side to display 30DF code. Click on the top timecode, choose SEQUENCE Timecode 30DF Done Bonus picture o
Avid MC network workstation
by Andrea Bonomelli 2 weeks ago
Hello I have an avid media composer workstation (on windows) that will need assistant workstation to work with (Overlords requirements) Can I simply network two machines together with ethernet (1ge or
Re: Avid MC network workstation
by Shane Ross 2 weeks ago
Andrea Bonomelli "Can I simply network two machines together with ethernet (1ge or 10ge) and add a share drive that both can access " Nope, sorry. You need a server connected to storage to do this. A
Media manager error
by Shane Ross 2 weeks ago
So I'm trying to media manage a sequence to a new drive so that we give the online facility ONLY the assets used in the cut. A typical thing. Avid does this, FCP 7 and FCX do this. And NOW supposedly
Re: Media manager error
by Shane Ross 2 weeks ago
Good thought...and one that makes sense. FCP couldn't do that either, nor Avid when it linked to masters. But I'm only linked to Proxies when it comes to the camera masters, and those aren't GOP. But
59.94 to 29.97 to 59.94
by Derek Bowshier 2 weeks ago
My question is this: Is there a negative result when bringing in 59.94 source material into a 29.97 sequence and then exporting back to 59.97 I'm working for a studio who requires all media to be expo
Re: 59.94 to 29.97 to 59.94
by Shane Ross 2 weeks ago
CLARIFY the number. is this 59.94i Or 59.94p 1080i59.94 is the standard naming convention for 1080i running at 29.97fps...and this can cause a LOT of confusion. So verify, are they talking 60fps...or
Avid Media Composer / Red Audio Tracks
by Geigler Cleimens 2 weeks ago
Hi community, I am working on Avid Media Composer and got into the following problem. All my audio files are red and don't playback audio. I have exported my Media Composer Project as an aaf to work o
Re: Avid Media Composer / Red Audio Tracks
by Shane Ross 2 weeks ago
Red means that the audio files are offline...missing. Are the NEW ones Red, or the old ones Typically from ProTools one exports audio stems to bring into Avid...not AAF round trip Shane Little Frog Po
interchange between different versions of MC 8
by Rachel Pearl 3 weeks ago
HI, I'm working on a project for someone that I will be opening on my computer and then sending back to her. I have MC 8.8 and she has MC 8.3. If I open her 8.3 project on my computer and then save it
Re: interchange between different versions of MC 8
by Shane Ross 2 weeks ago
Should be able to. Not much different between those two versions that might prevent it. DUPLICATE the project first, just in case. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
Quicktime doesn't play back audio of export
by Gerret Warner 3 weeks ago
I exported a file from my timeline in FCP 7 and it plays back with audio in QT 7 but without audio in the current Quicktime. Export was set as QUICKTIME MOVIE CURRENT SETTINGS AUDIO AND VIDEO. This ha
Re: Quicktime doesn't play back audio of export
by Shane Ross 3 weeks ago
How about VLC Other players. If it works there, then QTX is the problem. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
AVCHD and MXF in FCP 7?
by Richard Steele 4 weeks ago
Hi, I might be getting a new video camera which only records in AVCHD or MXF. Can FCP 7 read edit these formats Thanks, Richard
Re: AVCHD and MXF in FCP 7?
by Shane Ross 3 weeks ago
Richard Steele "whether my FCP6 or 7 projects will run smoothly in 10..." Well, you need to buy an app to convert the project from FCP 7 to FCX...it's not convertable without that. But there's always
Shoot/Edit 24p or 30p for delivery in 60i?
by Ryan Dundas 3 weeks ago
I am an AE for a production company that recently switched to Avid from Final Cut Pro. We mostly do reality TV. For the past few years we have been shooting and editing in 24p, as well as delivering a
Re: Shoot/Edit 24p or 30p for delivery in 60i?
by Shane Ross 3 weeks ago
Ryan Dundas "Could you be a little more specific about what you mean by output to another computer Do you mean send the video signal from the avid timeline out of an AJA card via SDI to another compu
4K Playback - Is my system to weak?
by Bernd Hauser 4 weeks ago
Hello dear Community I am having big troubles running 4k files - SPEED UP BY 400% or more - in Premiere Pro CC 2017. 4K Files: .MOV H264 MPEG 4 AVC, 23.976 fps The sequence settings are matching the f
Re: 4K Playback - Is my system to weak?
by Shane Ross 4 weeks ago
What hard drive is this footage stored on The SSD H.264 MPEG-4...isn't DNxHR. Those are two different codecs, so your sequence settings and clip settings don't match. Not that it matters, just saying
Cpissible to ceate new clips with time code from Dslr and non-tc sound?
by Bernard La Rue 4 weeks ago
FCP 7 Footage recorded on multiple dslr cameras. Sound is non-timecode from a zoom. If I sync up all my angles with the zoom audio as full takes before doing any editing, is there a way to creat new c
Re: Possible to ceate new clips with time code from DSLR and non-tc sound?
by Shane Ross 4 weeks ago
Then you bring in the ProRes files...and the audio...look for the sync point, like a slate clap (if you are lucky)...or door slams...something with a hit. And mark IN points on the Video, and the audi
Audio Configuration - Multi Channel
by Don Alexander 4 weeks ago
For the first time, we will be allowed to submit programming to a distributor in files rather than tapes. Thank goodness. But that raises some concerns in dealing with audio. The distributor has adopt
Re: Audio Configuration - Multi Channel
by Shane Ross 4 weeks ago
So you aren't having the audio mixed by a professional audio mixer who will then provide audio stems that you lay out in track order What the editors mix on the timeline will be the final mix Are they
Anyone have Assistant Editors (AEs) on their team?
by Marcus Taylor 1 month ago
I am curious to see how Editors have Assistants (or AEs) on their shows projects Thx M
Re: Anyone have Assistant Editors (AEs) on their team?
by Shane Ross 1 month ago
Most of the time I work at a large production company that does History channel shows...we have 2-3 AEs on at all times. Another smaller company I online for has an AE (3 editors). And I'm currently e
Premier CC to Avid works - almost!
by Rickard S. Söderström 1 month ago
Hi everyone, I have been working for a month off and on to get the workflow for a roundtrip from premier to avid and back, and it almost works - except one thing that some clever person maybe have an
Re: Premier CC to Avid works - almost!
by Shane Ross 1 month ago
Sorry...NLE is NON-LINEAR EDITOR. Editing application, basically. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
Importing XML from Davinci Resolve
by Jordan Mena 4 years ago
I did a grade for a half hour show in Resolve. When finished I did a FCP XML roudtrip for delivery. I decided to bring in my XML into FCPX to check before handing off to the client. I understand that
Re: Importing XML from Davinci Resolve
by Shane Ross 1 month ago
Resolve also has regular XML export. It's near the bottom of the options. I use that a lot as I need to go to FCP 7 to convert the XML to work in Sequence CLip Reporter for clip reports. Shane Little
Easy Setup to 1080i 29.97 HQ shows 29.96
by tpc Spider45 1 month ago
Im using the Easy Setup to capture to 1080i 29.97 Prores 422 HQ from an HDCAM SR. when I open the file in QT, the properties are showing the file is 29.96. Is there a setting some where that needs to
Re: Easy Setup to 1080i 29.97 HQ shows 29.96
by Shane Ross 1 month ago
Quicktime is wrong. Everything else is right. QT is wrong a lot when it comes to reporting frame rates. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
How do I retrieve footage from a Thunderbolt Media Drive without a Thunderbolt Computer?
by David Carr 1 month ago
I have firewire 400 800 USB 2 and 3. And no access to a Mac with thunderbolt to get this media. I want to transfer the media to my firewire drive, but short of purchasing borrowing a mac with thunderb
Re: How do I retrieve footage from a Thunderbolt Media Drive without a Thunderbolt Computer?
by Shane Ross 1 month ago
This the same David Carr that worked at Beantown Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
Apple ProRess 422 HQ to Apple ProRes 422 LT
by Samar Salam 1 month ago
Hello, I need a suggestion. I have approx. 70GB Apple ProRes 422 HQ master export of my film from FCP 7. I need to deliver the same film in Apple ProRes 422 LT since I am having to upload this online
Re: Apple ProRess 422 HQ to Apple ProRes 422 LT
by Shane Ross 1 month ago
I'd just use Compressor. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
Google Pixel Mp4 files to ProRes?
by Tom Matthies 2 months ago
I have a client who has given me a folder of Mp4 files shot with a Google Pixel camera that I an having trouble converting to ProRes for editing. Anyone have a method to convert these files Not my mon
Re: Google Pixel Mp4 files to ProRes?
by Shane Ross 2 months ago
What have you tried thus far Compressor How about EditReady Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
DigiBeta tape to Uncompressed Quicktime
by Rayjohn Tagayon 2 months ago
I'll be doing our first tape to data conversion in about a few weeks and I have little idea how to go about it. We have an ultrastudio 4k connected via thunderbolt to our mac workstation running davin
Re: DigiBeta tape to Uncompressed Quicktime
by Shane Ross 2 months ago
Are those elements separate on the tape Meaning, are there multiple tracks of audio, besides the stereo mix Digibeta can have 4 tracks of audio, so the first two typically are the stereo mix, and then
FCP7 out of memory...can't figure out why.
by Daniel Weese 2 months ago
My project keeps saying "out of memory" and won't render at all. The timeline only has 20 seconds of video. There are 4 layers...Video, light leaks, text, and shapes. After singling out each layer, th
Re: FCP7 out of memory...can't figure out why.
by Shane Ross 2 months ago
Do you have any elements in the sequence that are over 4000 pixels in size Picture files, graphics You get that error if anything is over 4000 pixels...most often. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog,
FCP 7 won't batch capture or capture clip; only capture now
by Claire Panke 2 months ago
Hello - hope someone out there can help me with a problem I'm having getting my FCP project to batch capture pre-logged clips OR capture just one clip after it has been logged. Capture Now is working,
Re: addendum: FCP 7 won't batch capture or capture clip; only capture now
by Shane Ross 2 months ago
Yes...REMOTE means it will be controlled by an outside source, like FCP. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
Apple working on new Mac Pro
by Shane Ross 2 months ago
http: www.theverge.com 2017 4 4 15175916 apple-mac-pro-redesign-plans Rethinking the design, and admitting they painted themselves into a corner with the tube design. BUT...won't come out this year. L
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Re: Apple working on new Mac Pro
by Steve Connor 1 month ago
Here you go Apple, job done! https: www.macrumors.com 2017 04 12 modular-mac-pro-concept
Final Cut Pro 7: Canvas and Viewer images wrong size / aspect ratio
by Andrew Lang 2 months ago
Hi there, Some of my sequences display the footage correctly, while others make it tiny or misfit. My footage was shot 16.9 I just need to be able to have my footage display correctly but have tried e
Re: Final Cut Pro 7: Canvas and Viewer images wrong size / aspect ratio
by Shane Ross 2 months ago
Is this footage SD or HD What is the frame size 720x360 1280x720 1920x1080 And what are your SEQUENCE settings (CMD-0...or Sequence menu...settings) What are those dimensions Shane Little Frog Post Re
OT: Time to say goodbye?
by David Mathis 2 months ago
For the last several weekd the "other" debate forum has grown silent. There have been no sightings of angry village people with torches and pitchforks. Even the intoxicated laced rants and diatribes h
Re: OT: Time to say goodbye?
by Shane Ross 2 months ago
There's another "debate" forum I had to look...I didnt' realize there was an Adobe CC debate forum. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
LinkedIn Question
by Todd Terry 2 months ago
I know some (many ) of you are LinkedIn users. I am a cursory user of only the mildest degree, so I had a newbie question... When a person sends you an invitation, and you decline it, does that person
Re: LinkedIn Question
by Shane Ross 2 months ago
They aren't notified if you decline. Only if you accept. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
Trying to import a selection of a media file to FCPX, from my HD... not working.
by Shea Comfort 3 months ago
Hello Everyone, I have just spent the past 3 hours researching this and have not found a clear answer to this question. Perhaps someone can help Am I understanding this correctly: I can import a selec
Re: Trying to import a selection of a media file to FCPX, from my HD... not working.
by Shane Ross 3 months ago
Noah Kadner "Nope- I said you have to import the entire take from camera archive or direct off the card vs. only ingesting a specific range when it's a long-GOP format. " Ahhhh. I re-read the questio
P2 Support in Davinci 12.5
by Alvin Lowery 3 months ago
Can we edit P2 in Davinci 12.5
Re: P2 Support in Davinci 12.5
by Shane Ross 3 months ago
Sorry, on a crunch of a job at the moment. But I'll dig out some P2 from my archives and test and see later today. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
Blade
by Shane Ross 3 months ago
If Apple is looking only to the future, and wanting to dump the old, ancient ways of the past...including the terminology used, like "bin," why is the "blade" tool still called BLADE And why does it l
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Re: Blade
by Shane Ross 3 months ago
The Blade tool should look like a sword, and be animated as it cuts the clip in two. THAT would be a futuristic tool! Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
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wrong transform properties after FCPX XML import in Resolve
by Ron Fya 3 months ago
Hey Guys, After importing an XML from FCPX 10.3 into Resolve 12.5, I have this problem where about 50% of the clips have their PTZR parameters not translating properly. I had to postpone my delivery b
Re: wrong transform properties after FCPX XML import in Resolve
by Shane Ross 3 months ago
Whenever I get any project from a client, I ask that they export a textless, full resolution QT file. I will use that file for the times that the footage doesn't link properly, or when compound clips
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Premiere Pro not outputting 1920 x 1080 p (25 fps) to external monitor with BM Intensity Shuttle
by Adam Read 3 months ago
Hi For some bizarre reason, my Intensity Shuttle is not outputting 1920 x 1080p (25fps) to the external monitor when using ANY of the Adobe sequence presets. It is only outputting if I select 1080i 25
Re: Premiere Pro not outputting 1920 x 1080 p (25 fps) to external monitor with BM Intensity Shuttle
by Shane Ross 3 months ago
Your monitor might not be capable of 25p...only of receiving a 25i signal. 25i is fine... and while the SIGNAL getting to the monitor is interlaced, the footage will still be progressive. Shane Little
What in the world!
by Stephen Smith 4 months 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 3 months 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
Davinci Resolve cropping in playback monitor through DeckLink Extreme 4k 12G
by Peter Chagnon 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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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Workflow order
by Owen Harvey 4 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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
Resolve to Premiere Pro Archiving
by jabbar thomas 4 months 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 4 months 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
Looking for advice and ideas
by Greg Ball 5 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 5 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 6 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 9 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
rate for color correction prep
by Steve Summers 9 months ago
I have a client that wants me to prep their 4k feature edit (in Premiere) to be taken to a colorist. It needs exported into various sizes with timecode burn and the timeline needs to be organized to t
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Re: rate for color correction prep
by Shane Ross 9 months ago
Your usual rate, I'd suspect. Nothing less. I mean, this is a pretty decent skill to have, making sure everything is just how the post house wants it. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog
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Euphonix Avid MC Artist Color panel
by Shane Ross 10 months ago
http: www.ebay.com itm Euphonix-Avid-MC-Color-Hardware- 331911595664 ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123 Bid on it at eBAY, or BUY IT NOW for $1000. This unit has been used, but kept in very good working or
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