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Terence Curren

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4K!! FOUR KAYE!!!! ... Meanwhile, at ARRI....
by Charlie Austin 3 years ago
Anyone speak German :-) http: www.fcp.co forum 4-final-cut-pro-x-fcpx 19892-nab-2014#44225 resolution is a nice one, but he predicts higher contrasts dynamics, better color-resolution and (much) highe
Re: 4K!! FOUR KAYE!!!! ... Meanwhile, at ARRI....
by Terence Curren 3 years ago
Want to know what is cooler and more impressive than 4K Dolby was showing their new HDR monitor at NAB, it really pops! And that is a difference folks at home can see. http: www.cnet.com news behind-t
Adding 3d Warp without affecting the background
by Steve Rogalinski 5 years ago
I am an Avid editor from many moons ago and have recently come back to Avid again. I am trying to apply an effect on V2, say an Animatte soft paintbrush effect so that the image on V1 appears outside
Re: Adding 3d Warp without affecting the background
by Terence Curren 4 years ago
That's different. I was originally following up on my earlier post where I said you could do that with an imported matte. There is no way to do that with animatte direclty. You could make your animate
Playback stalls on Network Drives
by Terence Curren 4 years ago
When we run Resolve on a Facilis Terrablock with Multwrite drives (appears as network drives like Unity or ISIS), we get a stall at each new shot on playback. If we struggle through a few times, it se
Re: Playback stalls on Network Drives
by Terence Curren 4 years ago
Turns out that was already checked on so it didn't help. BTW: thanks for your help. Terence Curren www.alphadogs.tv www.digitalservicestation.com Burbank,Ca
when playing dnxHD 175x 108024P Exception: Your attached hardware is reporting an unexpected frame rate.
by Sanrj Patil 5 years ago
Exception: Your attached hardware is reporting an unexpected frame rate.(when playing black frame evey other frame) Plese ensure hardware video formate settings are correct. if settings are correct, p
Re: when playing dnxHD 175x 108024P Exception: Your attached hardware is reporting an unexpected frame rate.
by Terence Curren 5 years ago
24 or 23.98 What does the Kona control panel say it is seeing Terence Curren www.alphadogs.tv www.digitalservicestation.com Burbank,Ca
Media Composer incapable of importing / transcoding AVCHD video without crashing
by Neil Adamson 5 years ago
There are a number of posts on this on the Avid forums - but as I sit here baby sitting imports of a number of spanned AVCHD clips - I felt it necessary to vent my annoyance and frustration with my "t
Re: Media Composer incapable of importing / transcoding AVCHD video without crashing
by Terence Curren 5 years ago
The best way is to update to 6.5 and you can open them via AMA. Then transcode selected material to the DNxHD flavor of your choice. You can always create a separate startup drive, install the 30 day
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Avid - way to import AVCHD .mts files in to Avid MC 5.0.3
by charan kan 5 years ago
hi i am using avid media composer 5.0.3 on windows os 7. 1. Best and no cost, way to import AVCHD .mts files in to Avid MC 5.0.3 2. i need the Best Workflow of AVCHD files "recorded from Sony HD-CX160
Re: Avid - way to import AVCHD .mts files in to Avid MC 5.0.3
by Terence Curren 5 years ago
The best way is to update to 6.5 and you can open them via AMA. Then transcode selected material to the DNxHD flavor of your choice. You can always create a separate startup drive, install the 30 day
How to get FCP bins into Avid?
by Casey Swircz 6 years ago
Here's my question...... My boss wants to tranfer a project from fcp to avid. I understand that automatic duck will help out with getting sequences over but what about bins Will I have to rebuild my l
Re: Sebsky not needed
by Terence Curren 5 years ago
Here's what you do, drag all your clips from one bin into a sequence. Autoduck that across. When you import the sequence, it creates all the clips in the same bin. Repeat for each bin, or throw them a
looking for a FCP posthouse
by jeffrey durkin 7 years ago
Hey all, I just finished cutting a short film in FCP. I'm looking for a good post-house in LA that can dial in the final coloring, give it a film look and do a final mix on the audio, and burn some Bl
Re: looking for a FCP posthouse
by Terence Curren 6 years ago
Shane Ross "Not sure about either being able to offer BLURAY encoding..." Yes we can. :-) http: www.4alphadogs.com Terence Curren www.alphadogs.tv www.digitalservicestation.com Burbank,Ca
Interesting take on Apple's view of "Pros"
by Terence Curren 6 years ago
http: sachin.posterous.com why-apple-built-final-cut-pro-x Terence Curren www.alphadogs.tv www.digitalservicestation.com Burbank,Ca
Re: Interesting take on Apple's view of "Pros"
by Michael Belanger 6 years ago
Oddly enough I was a proponent of FCP from FCP 1... because as an experienced editor it offered things AVID did not at a price AVID COULD not.. at least at that time. Strangely enough AVID was pretty
Avid extends crossgrade offer from FCP
by Terence Curren 6 years ago
Avid Crossgrade Offer Terence Curren www.alphadogs.tv www.digitalservicestation.com Burbank,Ca
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Re: Avid extends crossgrade offer from FCP
by David Roth Weiss 6 years ago
Thanks for posting the notice here Terence. It's good to know there are companies out there who are making an effort to provide software for FCP editors that they might actually need. Too bad it isn't
Don't want to be the one to say it but...
by Tom Babauta 6 years ago
...I told you so! Apple doesnt care about the pro market, at least not this side of the pro market; the market that interfaces with broadcast entities, the market that does multi platform collaboratio
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Re: Don't want to be the one to say it but...
by Terence Curren 6 years ago
I think they'll continue support for it for a while, whatever that means. But you can't buy it anymore. Terence Curren www.alphadogs.tv www.digitalservicestation.com Burbank,Ca
"no timecode controlled positioning of output to tape"
by jon smitherton 6 years ago
http: www.larryjordan.biz goodies blog.html Say WHAT No printing to HDCAM SR for mastering because of lack of RS422 support That is indeed NUTS!
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Re: "no timecode controlled positioning of output to tape"
by Terence Curren 6 years ago
I guarantee you Apple knows all of this. They tried to manage the impact to the pro market in unprecedented (for Apple) ways. A sneak peek for FCP advocate pros, another at NAB, and a seed to folks li
Welcome Final Cut X
by Devin Crane 6 years ago
So the next question is what's next for Motion, is it DOA
Re: Welcome Final Cut X
by Terence Curren 6 years ago
Keith Pratt "Colour management isn't an iMovie feature. Nor is 4K. Same for sample-level audio editing. And something becoming simpler does not mean it's become less pro." And when did I say anything
8th Annual Pre-NAB Panel @ Editors' Lounge
by Terence Curren 6 years ago
This will be a good one! http: events.creativecow.net event 1773 8th-annual-prenab-panel-editors-lounge Terence Curren www.alphadogs.tv www.digitalservicestation.com Burbank,Ca
How do Editors work with their Assistants, New video online
by Terence Curren 7 years ago
We're back with another October Editors' Lounge Panel: Editors & Their Assistants, this time to talk with editors and assistants about how they collaborate. The panel included editor Diana Friedberg (
Re: How do Editors work with their Assistants, New video online
by Ryan Jones 7 years ago
very informative. I worked as an assistant editor for about two months and mainly just logged footage. It's nice to see there is much more than that!
Another one bites the dust
by Terence Curren 7 years ago
Matchframe Video in Burbank closed their doors yesterday. All the staff were laid off with about 1 hour's notice. Since i was employee number on there, and spent 16 years helping to build the place, t
Re: Another one bites the dust
by Terence Curren 7 years ago
There is a lot to learn from the story, and i can't do it justice in a sound bite. I will expound more this weekend when I have some time. Terence Curren www.alphadogs.tv www.digitalservicestation.com
Correct way to calculate our rates, by Harvard Business School
by Ned Miller 7 years ago
After viewing this educational video I am throwing away my Excel bid sheet. I wish I learned this financial technique years ago: http: www.youtube.com watch#!v=n2C0ESk0Cuo&feature=related Ned Miller C
Re: Correct way to calculate our rates, by Harvard Business School
by Terence Curren 7 years ago
grinner hester "Yes, I'm a video whore. But dammit, I'm no 20 dolla ho. " PERFECT! LOL. Terence Curren www.alphadogs.tv www.digitalservicestation.com Burbank,Ca
Filemaker Pro Question
by Thomas Hughes 7 years ago
I've got a server running our office (the business side, not editing) with about five computers hooked up to it. We do our contracts and keep our associate database on Filemaker. I was cleaning removi
Re: Filemaker Pro Question
by Terence Curren 7 years ago
As I understand Filemaker serve(and I'm no expert) it just plays traffic cop in updating files between clients. It doesn't actually host the files locally. Caveat: I reserve the right to be wrong abou
Fast and cheap business plan
by Doug Collins 7 years ago
http: www.wired.com magazine 2009 10 ff_demandmedia
Re: Fast and cheap business plan
by Terence Curren 7 years ago
Brendan Coots "none of us can or will survive simply because we offer video multimedia production. It's no longer a black art, and that's just the way it is. Survival will require more than offering
Avid laying off 120 people
by Mark Raudonis 7 years ago
http: www.boston.com business ticker 2009 12 avid_laying_off.html
Re: Avid laying off 120 people
by Terence Curren 7 years ago
Shane Ross "get me over there to manage your FCP systems" You have no idea what you are saying. It is one thing to manage FCP systems in a closed environment. It is another thing to manage FCP system
RED just got some competition
by Gary Snyder 8 years ago
It looks like RED will have some competition over the next year.. Arri just announced a new 35mm native HD camera... http: www.arridigital.com
Re: RED just got some competition
by Terence Curren 8 years ago
Bob Zelin "I don't think that anyone calls me a Red "fanboy"." Now that's funny! Terence Curren www.alphadogs.tv www.digitalservicestation.com Burbank,Ca
question
by richard barner 8 years ago
Frank, I have and idea for an entire channel, obviously the costs of that would be astranomical but i was considering doing it the "bet" way and aquiring a cable station and starting out with limited
Re: question
by Terence Curren 8 years ago
grinner hester "Youtube at noon is now prime time tv, getting far more views than what use to be looked at as prime time television. More and more sponsors and old school tv edvertisers are seeing wh
free work
by Rob Grauert 8 years ago
I'm soon out of college and it seems lately everywhere I turn, people want free work. Anyone else notice that Just curious....but was it like this when all you seasoned pros ventured out into the real
Re: free work
by Terence Curren 8 years ago
Ron Lindeboom "I have always found that the person that grinds you for a low-ball price is also the one who can never be satisfied, not matter how good a job you give them. They also have no loyalty
How did John Gilroy do this cool transition on NARC?
by Carsten Kurpanek 8 years ago
Hey guys, I recently re-watched Joe Carnahan's gritty cop-thriller "Narc" which was edited by John Gilroy. I was so impressed with the editing, that I decided to have a frame-by-frame look. I stumbled
Re: How did John Gilroy do this cool transition on NARC?
by Terence Curren 8 years ago
Looks like a composite mode. Maybe "Lighten" or "Screen". The key is that the darks that are common to both shots are what come through. Then it is just a few frame dissolve on top of that.Terence Cur
Shameless plug for 2008
by Terence Curren 8 years ago
"Encounters At The End Of The World" Made Time Magazine's top ten movies of 2008 list. We did the finish in Final Cut Pro and the Color Correction in Color for this feature. Oliver Peter's wrote about
Re: Shameless plug for 2008
by walter biscardi 8 years ago
Many many congratulations on a job well done!Walter Biscardi, Jr. Biscardi Creative Media HD and SD Production for Broadcast and Independent Productions. Read my Blog! STOP STARING AND START GRADING W
Color renders crash with Kona card enabled
by Terence Curren 9 years ago
525 8 bit uncompressed sequence. With Kona card enabled crashes by the fourth or fifth shot. With Kona disabled the renders complete without issue. This is the current version of Color, Leopard and ev
Re: Color renders crash with Kona card enabled
by Terence Curren 9 years ago
We were successful in rendering the project in another system. Today I'm troubleshooting. What I've found so far is that it works fine on the same computer with our Leopard and FCS 6.0.2 startup drive
Bad Pulldown?
by Angie Piccirillo 9 years ago
Hello All, I have sort of complicated question... I've been finishing some content to HDCAM 59.94i in Final Cut Pro 6 with the AJA Kona 3. When I get QC reports back, they are always mentioning "motio
Re: Bad Pulldown?
by Terence Curren 9 years ago
Angie Piccirillo "Looking at your signature, I believe we have done some finishing at Alpha Dogs before in the past year. Is this the same alpha dogs near Victory " We are on Olive half way between B
Can Broadcast Converter cross frame rates?
by Terence Curren 9 years ago
Can't figure this out on the website. So for instance, can I go 1080 23.98 in and get 29.97 out Can I go PAL in and get NTSC out etc.Terence Curren www.alphadogs.tv www.digitalservicestation.com Burba
Re: Can Broadcast Converter cross frame rates?
by Terence Curren 9 years ago
And, does it handled embedded audio Terence Curren www.alphadogs.tv www.digitalservicestation.com Burbank,Ca
Closed-Captioning workflow for broadcast within FCP?
by Mark Suszko 9 years ago
We're re-visiting ways to do this better more economically at my shop. Currently it has to be done thru a very byzantine analog SD process that takes my work down at least 2 generations, and is very t
Re: Closed-Captioning workflow for broadcast within FCP?
by Terence Curren 9 years ago
HD ain't SD. The CC is no longer contained in a line of active video. This is why the edit systems can't handle it. Welcome to the world of... ....HANC and VANC! http: en.wikipedia.org wiki SMPTE_291M
Bad Satamax...Help!! Promax is Gone:(
by Matt Kerstein 9 years ago
Well......now that Promax is gone and there is no more tech support for me. I'll need you Gary and everyone else a lot more! Anyone know how to get a satamax back up with a volume that does not light
Re: Bad Satamax...Help!! Promax is Gone:(
by Terence Curren 9 years ago
walter biscardi "No, actually they're not completely gone as was posted either in this forum or the Business & Marketing forum last week. As stated on their website, they are continuing to serve the
AJA saved my butt 3 times in the last 2 days
by Bob Zelin 9 years ago
There is no support in the industry like AJA support. End of story. Bob Zelin
Re: AJA saved my butt 3 times in the last 2 days
by Terence Curren 9 years ago
They are the best!Terence Curren www.alphadogs.tv www.digitalservicestation.com Burbank,Ca
Red Workflow Videos From Editor's Lounge
by Terence Curren 9 years ago
http: www.studiodaily.com main video 9283.html Red Worklow Videos Terence Curren www.alphadogs.tv www.digitalservicestation.com Burbank,Ca
Kona3 + Redcode
by Jon Weigand 9 years ago
Hi all, I just posted the following to AJA's support page, but I thought maybe some of you may have had similar problems, or solutions! Thanks! Technical support request from AJA.com 2 20 08 Using Re
Re: Kona3 + Redcode
by Terence Curren 9 years ago
You have to use the ProRes HQ presets with the Redcode QTs. know this breaks all the conventions of FCP regarding the clip codec MUST match the sequence codec, etc. But it is the way Apple and Red wor
Slight green cast in UC 8bit 1080
by Aaron Neitz 9 years ago
FWIW - loading some black and white footage from HDCAM-SR. 1080 23.98.... 8bit codec has a very slight, but noticeable, green cyan cast (straight down on the vectorscope). 10 bit codecs (uncompreseed
Re: Slight green cast in UC 8bit 1080
by Terence Curren 9 years ago
Sounds like a rounding error from 10 bit to 8 bit.Terence Curren www.alphadogs.tv www.digitalservicestation.com Burbank,Ca
Timing formula for half-hour broadcast show
by Bruce Bennett 9 years ago
Hi All, I
Re: Timing formula for half-hour broadcast show
by Terence Curren 9 years ago
You really need to have the delivery specs. For instance, Discovery wants an international "snap-in" which is an extra few minutes of footage that they can cut into the show to make it longer for int.
Lighting in a Color Grading room
by Mathieu Marano 9 years ago
Hi everybpdy, I'm setting up a new color grading room for TV Show and commercials. I was wondering if it was better to get a dark room or a bright D65 backlight Most of the work we do is SD but the ro
Re: Lighting in a Color Grading room
by Terence Curren 9 years ago
Traditionally you would have a dark room with a 65K light behind the monitor that was 10 percent of the peak white of your monitor. With LCDs, the world can change. The blacks which suck on an LCD, st
AJA products and the Sony LMD-2050
by Bob Zelin 9 years ago
I just put in a Sony LMD-2050 today for the first time. Let me stress that this is NOT the more expensive Sony LMD-2450. When you observe the HD signal on this monitor, and then the same image in SD,
Re: AJA products and the Sony LMD-2050
by Terence Curren 9 years ago
Are you asking Bob about the cheaper Sony, or are you asking about the higher end Sony Terence Curren www.alphadogs.tv www.digitalservicestation.com Burbank,Ca
Can I bring a project from Final Cut Pro 5.1.2 onto 5.0? XML?
by Sean Kapleton 10 years ago
Hello I edited a project in the field using a Macbook with Final Cut Pro 5.1.2 and now I want to bring it onto my Imac desktop which has the last version of Final cut 5.0 from a Not For Resale version
Re: Can I bring a project from Final Cut Pro 5.1.2 onto 5.0? XML?
by Terence Curren 10 years ago
Yes you can. Just do an XML export of your project, then import into version 5.0. You might have to manually relink your files, but it will work.Terence Curren www.alphadogs.tv www.digitalservicestati
Shift fields filter added on conversion to FCP6
by Terence Curren 10 years ago
We are running into an issue when bringing lower versioned projects into FCP 6. We will get a warning message about the wrong version of the shift fields filter being used, do we want to update it. If
Re: Shift fields filter added on conversion to FCP6
by Andy Mees 10 years ago
What format is the timeline and what format the source clips It may be that the earlier version of the project also had these filters applied. This happens automatically when you add for example DV cl
proper way to lift blacks
by Patryk Rebisz 10 years ago
I usually do my color correction grading on PC using Vegas Video as it has color curves similar to those of Avid -- meaning i can visually chose which part of the image i want to manipulate. This time
Re: proper way to lift blacks
by Terence Curren 10 years ago
look at the numerical adjustment section of your CC effect. You will find a slider for low mid and high range adjustments. Not very precise but you can punch in numbers to fine tune if needed. The rea
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