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Steve Martin

Omni is a full service production facility specialiing in corporate communications
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March 13th 2002
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XML from FCP-7 to premiere - original P2 media vs capture scratch files
by Steve Martin 3 years ago
Anybody dealt with this yet I have a legacy FCP7 timeline that I have exported to XML and successfully imported into PP 2015. The issue is the media. I've got the original P2 media files from my archi
Re: XML from FCP-7 to premiere - original P2 media vs capture scratch files
by Alex Udell 3 years ago
Does the capture scratch timecode in the XML line up with the MXF timecode ugh.... Alex Udell Editing, Motion Graphics, and Visual FX Let's Connect on Linkedin Examples: Retail Automotive Motion Graph
Blackmagic Studio Converter 2 for sale (HD and 4K)
by Steve Martin 4 years ago
I have a Blackmagic ATEM Studio Converter 2 for sale. Like new, you can "Buy it Now" for only $1295 or bid on eBay: http: www.ebay.com itm 121856827334 ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2
Blackmagic Ultra 4k Studio Cam Low light performance issue!!!
by Steve Martin 4 years ago
Hi All, We're having an issue with getting our BMD Studio Camera to give us adequate exposure in what I would consider good lighting in a controlled studio setting. Here's what we've got: 2 BMD Studio
Hey Grant Petty, will I be rewarded with new lens options for BMD Studio Camera at NAB '15?
by Steve Martin 5 years ago
I've got shiny new BMD 4K Studio Cameras and a complete 4k switcher with studio converter, coms & 4K monitors. System is racked up and works great. For new we're using the Olympus MFT 2.8 Zooms. They
Possible to set default to "individual layers" when importing PSDs?
by Steve Martin 5 years ago
I need to import several hundred layered PSDs into Premiere. Does anyone know how to set the defaults on the dialog box to "Individual Layers" instead of 'Merge Layers" I can't find anything in prefer
Re: Possible to set default to "individual layers" when importing PSDs?
by Daniel Tyukodi 5 years ago
You could first use Photoshop to export your PSD layers individually using Scripts- Export layers to files.Exporting every PSD file to a different folder as PNGs for example and then just importing th
Auto Save to Creative Cloud - check box not visible
by Steve Martin 5 years ago
The other day I watched Richard Harrington's Lynda.com video on recent Premiere CC updates (I think the video was after NAB ) and he showed a feature where auto-saves could be saved to Creative Cloud
Re: Auto Save to Creative Cloud - check box not visible
by Steve Martin 5 years ago
Ahhhhhh - OK I must have glossed over that this was a "coming feature" thanks, Steve Production is fun - but lets not forget: Nobody ever died on the video table! www.OmniNewMedia.com www.GreenSlateSt
Upgrade to MacOS 10.9?
by Steve Martin 5 years ago
So I've upgraded my personal mac to 10.9 and have decided that I really like a few of the features (namely the ability to tab finder windows). As of yet, I have not upgraded my edit suite which is run
Re: Upgrade to MacOS 10.9?
by Ryan Holmes 5 years ago
I'm running 10.9.2 here on several workstations (Mac Pros) and don't have problems with any of the apps you've listed (no experience with SonicFire though). You're mileage may vary.... Ryan Holmes www
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Editing 4k from GH4 in Premier Pro CC?
by Steve Martin 5 years ago
Hello bovine friends, I'm contemplating dipping my toe into 4k waters and really like the look of the Panasonic GH4 and when released, possibly mating it to the upcoming Atomos Shogun 4k recorder moni
Re: Editing 4k from GH4 in Premier Pro CC?
by Shane Ross 5 years ago
Steve Martin "I assume that I would need to upgrade to newer Kona Cards" Yes. Neither of those will output nor deal with 4K. You'll need either the Kona 3G, Kona 4...or as a thunderbolt option, the A
Best tech to manage a production company?
by Steve Martin 6 years ago
Hello all, I've been away for a long time but was hoping to get some advice on a topic that I've been thinking about: The best tech (software and or hardware) options to help me manage my production b
Re: Best tech to manage a production company?
by Jack Guthrey 6 years ago
For archive, it's very hard to beat StorageDNA for both features and price. Greatest advantage over other solutions is the ability to use your LTO archive as pseudo nearline storage as well. You can e
Newbie Re:match question
by Steve Martin 6 years ago
I've downloaded the trial version of re:match and have a question: If I've made any manual color correction (using the Fast Color Correction effect) to the reference track, will the re:match plug-in t
Re: Newbie Re:match question
by Pierre Jasmin 6 years ago
If you apply the Color correction to the reference track, you need to nest it because effects on another track are not applied otherwise when you reference it. In Premiere one way to do it is to selec
Suggestions for plugin effect for animating photos?
by Steve Martin 6 years ago
I'm editing a project and am looking to do something fun with still photos from client as B-Roll. They're decent hi rez images - so motion, scale and transitions are an option. I can add simple motion
Re: Suggestions for plugin effect for animating photos?
by Laurence Bartone 6 years ago
I do this a lot - and I've several plugins, but invariably I use some simple 'stock' motions that I created. Choose a photo (preferably a short duration use) and choose the size, location, then move t
Re: S.O.S.... Calling Peter Garaway and Kevin Monahan
by Steve Martin 6 years ago
Good evening gentlemen, You guys have been really active on this forum and I'm hoping you can help on this one. I've been trying to find a solution to a problem connecting a Win7 machine to a shared m
Re: S.O.S.... Calling Peter Garaway and Kevin Monahan
by Steve Martin 6 years ago
The resolution was upgrade the MacOS media server to 10.9 Mav and use the new SMB2. Works nicely now! Thanks for the tips and advise!! Production is fun - but lets not forget: Nobody ever died on the
Why does a cross dissolve delay my zoom effect?
by douglas stevens 6 years ago
Why does a cross dissolve delay my zoom effect Can t think of what else to try to solve Struggling amateur here! Two clips side by side. Left clip is black video with enough of a right handle to allow
Re: Why does a cross dissolve delay my zoom effect?
by Steve Martin 6 years ago
Not sure why that is happening, but as a work around, perhaps place the 2nd clip on track two with overlay on the end of the 1st clip and ramp up the opacity from 0 to 100. Production is fun - but let
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Have you been there?
by Mark Suszko 6 years ago
http: www.philly.com philly blogs pattisonave Scott-Hartnell-stars-in-parody-of-horrible-local-business-ads.html
Re: Have you been there?
by Steve Martin 6 years ago
Not athletes, but corporate clients who ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY INSIST that for the promotional video be realistic, that we must use real employees. "You see, they really understand the material," they
Business Communication problem. Contract Issue!!!
by Jess Cornish 6 years ago
Hi All, I could really use some help in regards to some business communication. I've recently picked up some freelance wedding editing work, and I seem to have managed to both impress a client and off
Re: On payin before delivery.
by Steve Martin 6 years ago
Rich, I know your question was directed to Walter, but I can chime in as we face this issue all the time. For repeat clients that we have a good relationship, we'll work within their payment terms. Fr
BMD Hyperdeck, AJA Ki Pro, SoundDesign Pix or AtomOS Samurai?
by Steve Martin 6 years ago
I'm looking for some advise and feedback on digital field recorders for my AF-100 We shoot a lot of footage with an AF-100 and love the shallow dof look of the camera, but for some post production pro
Re: BMD Hyperdeck, AJA Ki Pro, SoundDesign Pix or AtomOS Samurai?
by Matt Townley 6 years ago
I have a Pix240 and shoot with an AF100 somewhat frequently, using the two together almost exactly as you have described. Over SDI, yes, the timecode can sync up from the camera to the Pix and match.
Do video production clients expect to pay taxes?
by Stephen Pickering 6 years ago
I've left a message with my accountant (he's on vacation) about the legalities of taxes for video work-- that is not what I'm asking. Obviously I WILL be paying taxes on all taxable income. What I'm w
Re: Do video production clients expect to pay taxes?
by Steve Martin 6 years ago
As Todd mentioned, kudos for checking with your CPA as every state is different. On the issue of paying sales taxes on your purchases (i.e production equipment, etc...) some state, like Florida where
Introduction
by damian smith 6 years ago
I just want to introduce myself here. I just created a new account and do not have any topic to start discussion. I am an online marketer and researcher. I am working in this filed from last 6 years.
Re: Introduction
by Steve Martin 6 years ago
Welcome to the pasture! Production is fun - but lets not forget: Nobody ever died on the video table! www.OmniNewMedia.com www.GreenSlateStudios.com
Looking for ideas from the most creative guys I know
by Greg Ball 6 years ago
I have a potential client with a bakery concept that involves ordinary and allergy free cakes and other bakery products. They want to have us produce a video that would attract investors to their conc
Re: Looking for ideas from the most creative guys I know
by Steve Martin 6 years ago
OK I'll take a shot at the virtual whiteboard.... A take-off of a TV show - perhaps subtle references to "Let Them Eat Cake" (BBC) or "Cake Boss" (TLC) where investors can have their cake and eat it t
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How do you handle canceled bookings when freelancing?
by Reuben Fink 6 years ago
On occasion this has been a problem with studious booking me for editorial but their client winds up taking too long to approve rough-cuts so the deadline gets pushed. I typically don't find out till
Re: How do you handle canceled bookings when freelancing?
by Steve Martin 6 years ago
Agreed Joe! Play "nice" with the client and hopefully they reciprocate. But some clients (i.e. grinders) will see that as an opportunity to take advantage of you. Those are the clients that you eventu
Live Stream Test this afternoon?
by Steve Martin 6 years ago
Hi all, I know that this post is a bit off topic, but I was hoping for a small favor from this terrific community. This afternoon (Tuesday, 7 9 13) from 4:45pm - 5:00pm EST I will be originating a str
Re: Live Stream Test this afternoon?
by Steve Martin 6 years ago
Awesome Craig and Todd - thanks so much for the detailed feedback! I really appreciate it! Steve Production is fun - but lets not forget: Nobody ever died on the video table! www.OmniNewMedia.com www.
Girl suing school district for using Facebook picture
by Jason Bullock 6 years ago
I think this is an interesting case. A girl is suing her former school district for $2 million because they used a picture of her from Facebook without her permission in a presentation about what not
Re: Girl suing school district for using Facebook picture
by Mark Suszko 6 years ago
I'm not a lawyer, but... could be the new title of this forum, but my two cents: Facebook TOS is very proprietary in the sense that they reserve the right to exploit any images you share for themselve
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Kona 3 Support Gone?
by Greg Jones 7 years ago
I just noticed on the Aja website that the Kona 3 has been moved to the Legacy section under Support. I certainly hope they will be offering drivers in the future for CS7 for the Kona3 or offer some s
Re: Kona 3 Support Gone?
by Steve Martin 6 years ago
I poked around the AJA site and haven't seen any updates on the Kona3. Has anyone heard any news Production is fun - but lets not forget: Nobody ever died on the video table!
It's probably staring me in face but....
by Steve Martin 6 years ago
OK, I've been editing for almost 2 days straight, I'm bleary eyed and am still relatively new to Premiere Pro. My brain has hit the brick wall.... I've got a bunch of raw footage clips in a bin and wa
Re: It's probably staring me in face but....
by Angelo Lorenzo 6 years ago
Edit Preferences General. Last setting will be a checkbox for default export location, select it and select a path. You should be set. -------------------- Angelo Lorenzo Need to encode ProRes on your
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Newbie Question?
by Steve Martin 7 years ago
Hi all, I've been wandering the COW pasture for years, but this is my first post on this forum. I'm looking for a little advise regarding Audition... First, some quick context. I have an aging MacPro
Re: Newbie Question?
by Steve Martin 7 years ago
Thanks so much Joe - that is EXACTLY what I've been searching for - just couldn't find it. I love the COW pasture. Mmmmooooooooo! I hope for the opportunity to return the favor one day soon! All my be
Relinking ACVHD media in Premiere Pro CS6
by Adam Anton 7 years ago
Hi, I am in the middle of a job and for some unknown reason my media files have gone offline. I haven't moved or changed anything. I am using a MacPro OS X 10.8.2 The footage was shot on a Sony FS700
Re: Relinking ACVHD media in Premiere Pro CS6
by Michael Garber 7 years ago
Yeah, this is an issue with Mountain Lion. I was just dealing with this with some software used to sync second source audio and needed to get to it. Mountain Lion treats AVCHD folders as a Package - w
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How should I handle this?
by Aaron Cadieux 7 years ago
Hey Everyone, Really simple. "Ad Agency A" hires me to edit commercials for their client, which we will call "Client B". "Ad Agency A" had me work very closely with "Client B". Essentially "Ad Agency
Re: How should I handle this?
by Ned Miller 7 years ago
Aaron, this is a no brainer, it's Ethics 101. You never discuss your costs with the clients, period. I can't figure out how this is even a consideration, has this business gone so far downhill that th
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The Power of a Wish
by Steve Martin 7 years ago
Hello my bovine friends, This may not be the perfect place to post, but it's an important video for me to share and I'd like to get a wonderful non-profit as much exposure as I possibly can. It was an
Moral Question
by Aaron Cadieux 8 years ago
Hey guys, I have a client (a husband and wife in business together) that I do regular work for and have regular contact with. This winter, the husband became ill and spent a month in the hospital. The
Re: Moral Question
by Mark Suszko 8 years ago
"Fred, you know, while you were in the hospital, I thought I would hold off on billing for the work I already did, out of respect for your situtation. I really hate to bring this up, and I know you're
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Recommendations & Advice for a flash on Canon 50D?
by Steve Martin 8 years ago
Good evening fellow bovine, I'm a video guy that needs to buy a flash for a Canon 50D DSLR as a gift for a friend. I don't know much about still cameras in general and was hoping for some advice of wh
Recommendation for flash for a Canon 50D?
by Steve Martin 8 years ago
Good evening fellow bovine, I'm a video guy that needs to buy a flash for a Canon 50D DSLR as a gift for a friend. I don't know much about still cameras in general and was hoping for some advice of wh
AF100 over exposed?
by Steve Martin 9 years ago
Hi everyone, I also posted this on the panasonic forum, but I'm not sure if my problem is in FCP.... I just got a new AF100 and am starting to do some test shoots. While i admit I haven't gone through
Re: AF100 over exposed?
by Steve Martin 9 years ago
Thanks Scott (and all) for your replies. We spent all day today testing (and reading through the manual) and I think we've got a good handle on the camera now. It appears that we had several issues go
AF100 over exposed?
by Steve Martin 9 years ago
Hi everyone, I just got a new AF100 and am starting to do some test shoots. While i admit I haven't gone through the manual in any detail, it's doing something odd and I thought I'd post to see if any
Re: AF100 over exposed?
by Erik Naso 9 years ago
Don't blow your highlights. It will look ugly. The blown highlights will go yellow. I found if you use the built in waveform monitor you wont have issues with over exposure. It works really well. Make
HPX370 Lens Adaptor
by Dennis Bungay 9 years ago
Hi, Can anyone help me what will be the best lens adaptor to connect a 2 3" lens to HPX370.. Much appreciate it if you give me the model and manufacturer. Thanks Dennis
Re: HPX370 Lens Adaptor
by Steve Martin 9 years ago
Dennis, There may be such an adapter. But be careful. The image that the 2 3" lens projects onto the chipset is much larger than the camera will be looking for. As a result the widest setting on the l
Question about HPX300
by Steve Martin 9 years ago
Hi All, I have an HPX300 that I really love. However, it seems to do something odd. There seems to be a difference between the viewfinder between recording and playback. The colors in playback look mo
Using a 1/2" lens on a 2/3" camera?
by Steve Martin 9 years ago
Hello all, I'm thinking about an HPX500 P2 camera as a big brother to my HPX300 camera (which I really like!). Until I can scrape up enough to buy a high end lens, however, I'm contemplating using an
Re: Using a 1/2" lens on a 2/3" camera?
by Steve Martin 9 years ago
Yep, that makes complete sense. Thanks to both you and John for the insight. Best, Steve Production is fun - but lets not forget: Nobody ever died on the video table!
RAID recomendations??
by Steve Martin 10 years ago
Hi All, I'm considering a new FCP Kona based edit suite to be run on a new Mac Pro. I haven't bought anything yet and before I do, I want to think through the RAID storage that I'll need. I don't have
Re: RAID recomendations??
by Bob Zelin 10 years ago
easy answer - the best drive arrays are advertised RIGHT HERE, right on this forum, right on Creative Cow - the best place to see the best drive arrays - Maxx Digital Cal Digit Sonnet G-Tech JMR Dulce
Looking for someone in the UK to test a "PAL" DVD
by Steve Martin 10 years ago
Hello my bovine friends from across the pond! Thanks for those who responded to my post last week about this topic. My company is a US based corporate video production company and I have a client that
Re: Looking for someone in the UK to test a "PAL" DVD
by Michael Sacci 10 years ago
FYI, you should be able to do most of the basic testing on a computer, just about all computers are NTSC PAL enabled. So you can do all the navigation test yourself. But you are a wise, wise man to ge
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
Switching to P2. Workflow questions?
by Steve Martin 10 years ago
Hello fellow bovine friends! We're a relatively busy production company specializing in corporate production. After many years of SD productions (BetaSP and DV), about 2 years ago, I dipped my toe in
Re: Switching to P2. Workflow questions?
by Steve Martin 10 years ago
Thank you to all who took the time to respond to my post. Your kindness and willingness to share information is very much appreciated! I'm leaning towards making a switch to P2 and am hoping to get my
Sony Z7 CF Card Workflow problems
by Steve Martin 11 years ago
Hello Cow Fans, I recently purchased 2 new Z7s and have come across a "new" situation that I haven't had to deal with - editing in native HDV. A little background: In the past, I shot HDV footage with
Re: Sony Z7 CF Card Workflow problems
by Bob Kelley 10 years ago
Thanks. I'll be digitizing the footage into FCP tomorrow and let you know how it comes out.
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