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Tim Kolb

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In video production since 1986.

I've worked in broadcast news, educational/institutional production, network sports, and have been "independent" (with up to 12 employees in the 90s, but on my own now) since 1990.

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Need some opinions on a waveform artifact
by Tim Kolb 2 years ago
Hi all, I have far more experience with visuals than sound, so I'm looking for some thoughts on an artifact we're starting to see in our in-house corporate narrator recordings. We have a booth with a
Re: Need some opinions on a waveform artifact
by Richard Crowley 2 years ago
It might be easier to evaluate by HEARING it. Can you post an uncompressed (WAV, AIF, etc.) track snippet with a couple seconds before and after the anomaly Assuming you are asking about what appears
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Mercury Engine Hardware Accelleration sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. CC2015.1 GTX670
by Matthew Hoecker 3 years ago
So I haven't really seen much of this sifting through the forums. I have a GTX670 on a Windows 7 system, and a lot of the time I can boot right into Premiere, have my Mercury Playback hardware acceler
Re: Mercury Engine Hardware Accelleration sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. CC2015.1 GTX670
by Tim Kolb 2 years ago
Just curious...are any of you on Quadro cards, or are all these GTX cards (Not that it should make any difference...just a point of curiosity.) TimK, Director, Consultant Video Producer at I-CAR
Should I transcode or use native files from C300 Mk II?
by Ron Craig 2 years ago
I'm a longtime editor on FCP, transitioning to Premiere Pro, taking classes, tutorials, etc. I would appreciate help with this issue: My source material is 4K MXF footage from Canon C300 MkII, which P
Re: Should I transcode or use native files from C300 Mk II?
by Tim Kolb 2 years ago
QuickTime remaining 32 bit running under a 64 bit NLE (which Premiere Pro is after v5...FCP7 was still 32 bit), isn't an ideal scenario. Adobe has a little application frame serving from QuickTime in
I have a pretty high spec PC but editing 4k in premiere is struggling.
by david hare 2 years ago
Hi all im hoping someone can give me some advice. I have a pretty high spec PC but when im editing 4K from the Black Magic either in MOV or RAW it seems to struggle. my specs are Windows 7 professiona
Re: I have a pretty high spec PC but editing 4k in premiere is struggling.
by Tim Kolb 2 years ago
I think Alex is thinking the same way I am...those two 6 TB drives may be the bottleneck. RAW will certainly tax a processor, but depending on what the format of the .mov files are, they may be quite
GoPro Hero 4 2704 x 1520 (2.7) format
by Greg Flory 2 years ago
Used above format to create residential interior video. 2704 x 1520 resulted in much wider field of vision and detail than 1920 x 1080. Is it possible to add 2704 x 1520 to Premiere Pro CS6 timeline a
Re: GoPro Hero 4 2704 x 1520 (2.7) format
by Tim Kolb 2 years ago
If you use the motion controls (scale), you can be a bit more flexible...zoom in out, etc with key frames in an HD sequence. You've got some real estate to play with there. TimK, Director, Consultant
4K footage not re-linking as expected.
by Lee Warner 3 years ago
I'm starting to work more and more with 4K despite the hardware not being quite up to the job. We use CatDV on a 48tb media server so that producers can annotate and select their clips. CatDV also cre
Re: 4K footage not re-linking as expected.
by Tim Kolb 3 years ago
Not actually certain what you mean by 'bin clips'... I've seen proxy workflows that simply name the proxy folder 'media' or whatever...do the edit...then change the folder name to 'proxy' and relink t
Premiere Pro keeps crashing. Could it be cause I'm using mixed media files and not conforming?
by Austin Steele 3 years ago
HI there. I'm running Premiere Pro 2015 on a 2015 Macbook Pro that hasn't had a ton of use. I'm using a 2TB G Raid drive. PP keeps crashing. It did it on my last project and now this project. Usually
Re: Premiere Pro keeps crashing. Could it be cause I'm using mixed media files and not conforming?
by Tim Kolb 3 years ago
Using mixed media in and of itself should not cause crashing...it may cause performance to be less responsive... Are there particular clips or groups of clips that you tend to be scrubbing playing whe
Editing with differents formats, frame rates and resolutions
by Claudia Samaha 3 years ago
Hello, I have to edit an institutional video for a client. They gave me differents types of videos: 1920*1080, 1280*720, 720*576, 25fps, 24fps, 29,97 fps They are all H264 MP4 exept 2 of them in Apple
Re: Editing with differents formats, frame rates and resolutions
by Tim Kolb 3 years ago
I would edit at 1280x720p 23.976fps... The 1920x1080 can be scaled down. I would take the 25 fps material and use 'interpret footage' to get it to play at 24 fps. The audio will pitch down by 4%...but
Can't install Premiere Pro, stuck on installing redistributable package 2012
by Omur Sonmez 3 years ago
Hi, I have been having this problem installing Premiere Pro 2014 and 2015. Whenever it gets to installing the redistributable package of 2012, it gets stuck. I manually installed it myself, but still
Re: Can't install Premiere Pro, stuck on installing redistributable package 2012
by Tim Kolb 3 years ago
Are you running McAfee with real-time scanning If so, turn real-time scanning off and try the install again... TimK, Director, Consultant Video Producer at I-CAR
Green Screen grain
by Paul Gilmore 3 years ago
Hi guys this is the first time I've posted here so forgive me if this isnt in the right forum. I am starting to use green screen and i'm having trouble where blacks, even shadowy black around my shoul
Re: Green Screen grain
by Tim Kolb 3 years ago
Without understanding how the footage was shot, it's hard to make recommendations on how to handle it in post. Green screen footage is as much or more dependent on how well it was lit exposed as it is
Apple Livetype like programs in Adobe's suite?
by Vincent Strader 3 years ago
Finally after 8 years our municipality got a budget to upgrade and I have joined the land of the updated. And now I am completely obsolete with all these new confangled programs. I looked at FCPX and
Re: Apple Livetype like programs in Adobe's suite?
by Tim Kolb 3 years ago
There are some free resources for the Titler in PPro...search for 'style4type' and you should come up with the Adobe add-on pages. As far as animation, Chris pretty much covered it. You can use the mo
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AE CC 2015 - Quick observation
by Chris Pettit 3 years ago
Since I'm late to a previous discussion, I'll start a new post for what it's worth. From the previous post, comment from Walter: Walter Soyka "but honestly, it does work, the new preview system is a f
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Re: AE CC 2015 - Quick observation
by Tim Kolb 3 years ago
...I guess what I'm saying is that obviously you'd need to actually have use whatever software you want to complain about your 1st hand experience with it. Look, I'm certainly not someone who is on th
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AVID? Why Not?
by Rich Rubasch 3 years ago
Had a revelation yesterday... Many of us migrated from AVID to Final Cut 7 when Final Cut 7 cost 1 5 that of an AVID seat. Still, Final Cut 7 had its issues and we all complained about media managemen
Re: AVID? Why Not?
by Tim Kolb 3 years ago
I think the 'Avid is King' thing from a -market- perspective is pretty outdated. I think the tool is everything it ever was and much more, but the role of the person running the software is suffering
SXS card formatting
by Terry Barner 3 years ago
When I insert a two-year-old 32 GB SXS card into my five-plus year old backup EX-1, the screen says "Unknown Media Please Change" I attempt an in-camera reformat, but the option to initiate the proces
Re: SXS card formatting
by Tim Kolb 3 years ago
There should be instructions online somewhere. I upgraded my EX1 myself with no issues. 'Bricking' the camera often happened to those who used a finite-life camera battery for power on an unknown dura
Sony Cameras - EX-1/EX-3 replacements... Your current work-horse? Favorite features?
by Tom Laughlin 3 years ago
Hey everyone, I'm looking at getting some new cameras, and well, since it's been a challenge to see what's what, I'm coming from an EX-1, thought about a PMW-200, then reading up on the PXW-x200, and
Re: Sony Cameras - EX-1/EX-3 replacements... Your current work-horse? Favorite features?
by Tim Kolb 3 years ago
I still have my EX1 for freelance shooting and we replaced our EX3's at work with PMW-200s. 50 Mbit s is fine but you have to have a UDF formatted media card so we're back to shooting on SxS for 50 Mb
Mac to PC compatibility of BPAV Files
by Bob O'Brien 3 years ago
I shot some footage on my EX3 as well as on a NanoFlash (at 35mbps) for a client who edits on a PC running Windows 7. Nothing I tried seems to allow him to use the files. I initially sent an exFat for
Re: Mac to PC compatibility of BPAV Files
by Tim Kolb 3 years ago
Does he have a professional NLE package installed Those codecs aren't included in the operating system, but Premiere Pro, Vegas, Edius et al have them... TimK, Director, Consultant Video Producer at I
Content Browser and locked MXF files
by Tim Kolb 3 years ago
I'm using a Mac at work with Adobe CS6. We have both 35Mbit s mp4 files and 50 Mbit s MXF files in our ecosystem. We record the 50 Mbit MXF files on SxS cards formatted UDF, and the 35 Mbit mp4 files
Re: Content Browser and locked MXF files
by Tim Kolb 3 years ago
Ah I now realize I even placed this question in the incorrect forum I don't know if an Admin type can slide the thread over to the 'EX-Related' forum After all this, it is funny that the Sony software
Profit before and after Creative Cloud?
by Jim Wiseman 4 years ago
Post deleted from previous thread before posting in new thread. Jim Wiseman Sony PMW-EX1, Pana AJ-D810 DVCPro, DVX-100, Nikon D7000, Final Cut Pro X 10.1.4, Final Cut Studio 2 and 3, Media 100 Suite
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Re: Profit before and after Creative Cloud?
by Tim Kolb 4 years ago
There are a lot of posts from people who have all sorts of reasons why Adobe shouldn't be doing business this way...ranging from short-sighted to conspiratorial to just silly. This thread probably has
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So Adobe is now a "cloud service" company?
by Chris Pettit 4 years ago
http: blogs.adobe.com adobecare "We are currently investigating an issue with Adobe login services that is preventing users from being able to log in to the Creative Cloud and Adobe websites and servi
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Re: So Adobe is now a "cloud service" company?
by Tim Kolb 4 years ago
Ricardo Marty "i dont want a future where you dont own the tools of your trade or the results of your work." Now I will say that THAT is hard to argue with, no matter what software you use, or how mu
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How would I air commercials nationally?
by Stephen Pickering 5 years ago
Hi there, Not sure which forum is appropriate for this question. A client asked about the possibility of airing their commercial nationally instead of just on local cable. Local is as simple as callin
Re: How would I air commercials nationally?
by Tim Kolb 5 years ago
Depending on what the product service is...many of my clients actually use a buyer and they buy certain markets...buying national is cost-effective for big consumer brands, certainly, but even some of
AJA Kona Video Subtype Confusion (10 bit YUV vs 10 bit RGB)
by Jason Freets 5 years ago
So the AJA Kona has the following capture video subtypes for a 720x480 @ 29.97i format: 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 - v210 10-bit RGB 4:4:4 - Log 10-bit RGB 4:4:4 - Full A 10-bit RGB 4:4:4 - Full B Questions: I'
Re: AJA Kona Video Subtype Confusion (10 bit YUV vs 10 bit RGB)
by Tim Kolb 5 years ago
"YUV"...or really "Y'CbCr" is the structure of all video types save just a few special cases, usually at the D-Cinema level. VHS material is already pretty hashed...I would at least make sure I was ca
Edit in 4K and output in 1080p. Is there a Kona card that does this?
by Joel Arvidsson 5 years ago
I heard rumors that it work. Well is it a kona card that let you edit in a 4k timeline while outputting to a 1080 ref monitor If it does. Wich editor support this Thanks! joelarvidsson@gmail.com
Re: Edit in 4K and output in 1080p. Is there a Kona card that does this?
by Tim Kolb 5 years ago
I know the Kona 3G will do this with Premiere Pro. Does that answer your question You were asking which NLE will do this using a Kona card, correct TimK, Director, Consultant Kolb Productions, Adobe C
FCPX vs Premiere Render/Export speed tests by Alex4D
by Craig Seeman 6 years ago
Alex notes: 3.4 GHz i7 iMac with 16GB of RAM and 2MB Radeon 6970M. The apps were running from an SSD, the files were on a 7200rpm drive. http: alex4d.wordpress.com 2012 10 26 adobe-premiere-cs6-vs-app
Re: FCPX vs Premiere Render/Export speed tests by Alex4D
by Tim Kolb 6 years ago
As Craig says, it's a reliable test for the machine it was tested on. If you have that configuration, these are likely the results you'll see. It's no secret that Mac users without Adobe-approved GPU
A Chicago Giant falls
by Mark Suszko 7 years ago
Roscor laid off over a hundred people this week and has shut its doors pending some kind of reorganization. First Swiderski, now Roscor. Eek, all the Big Dogs are gone, who's left
Re: A Chicago Giant falls
by Tim Kolb 7 years ago
Times change and every business is under stress these days...production people are among those who have gone through some of the tightest times lately... Many people had good luck with Roscor...it's a
FCP X and the "industry"
by Glen Hurd 7 years ago
This is going to be a long post, but it was triggered by David Roth Weiss interview with Mr. Lawrence, when the latter spoke of the importance of language, and how language reflects philosophy, and is
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Re: FCP X and the "industry"
by Tim Kolb 7 years ago
Bill Davis "If someone CAN cut a news package on FCP-X - you can BET YOUR LIFE they will. And sooner rather than later. Because it's an alternative in a world where standards are not fixed ideas, but
put your money where your mouth is
by Allen Cordell 7 years ago
show me something sick edited in fcpx. it's the only thing that'll convince me.
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Re: put your money where your mouth is
by Tim Kolb 7 years ago
David Battistella "HA ha, That was a funny one... :)" Sorry, a bit too cute I suppose. It was meant to be humorous (corny...but humorous)...not degrading. :-) TimK, Director, Consultant Kolb Producti
apple reinvents the pen and cave painting!
by kim krause 7 years ago
i wish people would stop bitching about apple abandoning us. we still have the tools we have always used. no one is forcing you to this new way of working. much like the ballpoint pen revolutionized t
Re: apple reinvents the pen and cave painting!
by Tim Kolb 7 years ago
Bill Davis "The POINT was that version 1 of ALL THREE were underpowered, feature poor, and laughable as to their regard by the working professionals of the time. " But this argument implies that Appl
All the DRAMA!
by Sean Thomas 7 years ago
It's amazing to read all of the DRAMA about FCP X. There's a lot of irony when people complain for years about a FCP upgrade and then they get it ...... they complain. A lot of the commplaints or rumo
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Re: All the DRAMA!
by Tim Kolb 7 years ago
Are you treating that letter like it's real Check out the blog..."scoopertino"...it's uh...the "Onion" of Apple information. TimK, Director, Consultant Kolb Productions, Adobe Certified Instructor
AJA Kona LHI card
by simon elsbury 7 years ago
Wondering if anyone can help me. I have the knoa AJA LHi card, which takes in and out HDMI. I recently bought a HD freeview box in the hope to record from this box through the HDMI into FCP. Will this
Re: AJA Kona LHI card
by Tim Kolb 7 years ago
If they're your shows, why would you have to record them off-air TimK, Director, Consultant Kolb Productions, Adobe Certified Instructor
I am not able to extend the After Effect comp duration more than 3 hours!!!
by Sarika Mirchandani 7 years ago
I am not able to extend the After Effect comp duration more than 3 hours!!! How to break this limit
Re: I am not able to extend the After Effect comp duration more than 3 hours!!!
by Tim Kolb 7 years ago
Sarika Mirchandani "I was looking for some kind of script or so for after effect to extend the composition duration past 3 hrs. " Um...you may consider using a video editing application instead of a
Not understanding professional resolutions
by Mike Garcia 7 years ago
The sony f 23, a professional movie camera, shoots in full 1080p. But how does that look good in theaters due to it not being 2k or 4k I didn't know that there are camera's like the sony f 23 and pana
Re: Not understanding professional resolutions
by Tim Kolb 7 years ago
Hi Todd, I mentioned the film-throughout post theory because of your note in a post earlier in the thread: Todd Terry: "The only way to get really really high resolution (actually much much higher tha
How do I say it politely (re: watermark)?
by Richard Herd 7 years ago
Quick back story: I bid for a decent contract (shoot and edit) in December 2010. Here we are now planning the shoot for April 2011. Long process, lots of calls, lots of hand-holding and explaining...
Re: How do I say it politely (re: watermark)?
by Tim Kolb 7 years ago
Excellent input across the board on this topic...I've had to become a bit more restrictive on releasing material to clients myself. I've been looking at re-tooling my client proofing to work with an o
Studio Colour
by Marcus Hayward 8 years ago
Sorry if this has been covered before but i have searched the forum and not found the answer im looking for: We are a Pro Audio Manufacturer, looking to make video tutorials in-house. We have lots of
Re: Studio Colour
by Tim Kolb 8 years ago
If you choose black curtains, be doubly sure your video camera has all its auto settings turned off...you'll not only need manual iris, but on some cameras you need to stop shutter speed and gain from
Kona 3 Various Problems
by Oliver Gwyther 8 years ago
Hi all, I am hoping that someone could perhaps shed some light on a variety of problems we've been having with a Kona 3 card for the last 2 years. I've attempted to contact AJA support, but it seems t
Re: Kona 3 Various Problems
by Tim Kolb 8 years ago
The BM system was accurate with it's starting point then Is the amount of delay always the same TimK, Director, Consultant Kolb Productions,
Screen Recording for Training Video
by clyde villegas 8 years ago
I'm going to do a training video for my client's proprietary software. Budget is low and I don't have any client that has the same requirements. So investing in an expensive high-end software will not
Re: Screen Recording for Training Video
by Tim Kolb 8 years ago
Mark Suszko "Ambrosia's snapz pro " Isn't that Mac only TimK, Director, Consultant Kolb Productions,
AE CS4/5 can't output preview audio form Kona Card?
by Kane Ru 8 years ago
Win7 64bit HP Z800 i can't hear any preview audio form KONA Card in after Effect CS4 5. only can hear file's audio form AJA Playback Plugins. Any Setting can change that In PremierePro it's works fine
Re: AE CS4/5 can't output preview audio form Kona Card?
by Tim Kolb 8 years ago
Right, but which monitor The sound will come from the AJA card when you route video and audio that way, it should come from your computer's sound card when you aren't using an AJA editing mode. There
Tiffen T1 IR filter
by Bob Mark 8 years ago
Anybody using this http: www.tiffen.com press_release_T1IR_filter.html
Re: Tiffen T1 IR filter
by Tim Kolb 8 years ago
Don Greening "Because it cuts down the available light by 9% whereas a UV protector filter is only 3%" Ah...I see. yes, I'm not doing event work, so the slight loss I noticed (I'm surprised that it's
KONA LSe CS4 upsidedown preview
by Dave Evans 8 years ago
Hi Folks I am jsut trying to set up an LSe board for SD use with CS4 on Windows Vista 64, driver version 4.2.1x64. the card seems to work fine with Machina software and even with vegas 9.0e. however w
Re: KONA LSe CS4 upsidedown preview
by Tim Kolb 8 years ago
This was a known issue with CS4, but i thought they took care of it pretty quickly...are these the newest drivers available for that card TimK, Director, Consultant Kolb Productions,
YUV420-RAW Data file. NoHeaderFile
by Tarquin Douglas 8 years ago
Hi, I have a 10 bit uncompressed AVI captured in on Premiere Black Magic at 23.98, 1920x1080 I need to trasncode this to a YUV420-RAW Data file. NoHeaderFile with a .yuv extension. I know Carbon Coder
Re: YUV420-RAW Data file. NoHeaderFile
by Tim Kolb 8 years ago
I always thought that Y'IQ was a specific bit of voodoo where the 33 degree off-axis calculation along the Quadrature and Inphase axes (after inverting them) reduced bandwidth by formatting the color
Cineform HDV file plays out green on AJA HDMI out
by Joshua Weiss 8 years ago
So I now have a flat forehead from pounding it against the wall for the past year or so. I bought a whole new setup that has never really worked great. It is supposed to finally be where it should but
Re: Cineform HDV file plays out green on AJA HDMI out
by Tim Kolb 8 years ago
Is it possible that the CineForm version is not as new as the AJA drivers I know there are a number of things that changed as CS5 surfaced on both sides of the issue....AJA and CineForm. Does CineForm
EX-3 1080 24P is recording with 3:2 pulldown?
by Jim Watt 8 years ago
When the Ex-3 set at HQ 1080 24P is recording on S x S cards, is it recording with 3:2 pulldown or is it recording native 24P When I look at clip properties they say it is 23.98 fps. If I do a test in
Re: EX-3 1080 24P is recording with 3:2 pulldown?
by Tim Kolb 8 years ago
Hi John, We were shooting sound, and they did post as HD... It's been about 3 years since I've touched an F900, so I suppose it was there and I've just had it leak out of my memory (which seems to hap
Working Scarlet a "no show" at NAB
by Mark Shepherd 8 years ago
I had my hopes up and traveled to NAB to see and (hopefully) hold a fully realized and working version of the SCARLET but instead found some un working Scarlet "brains"secured under glass and unconfig
Re: Working Scarlet a "no show" at NAB
by Tim Kolb 8 years ago
Bob Z: "- but many feel that if there is no $5000 RED solution, then they will continue to work at McDonnalds until this camera is released." Well...that sounds like the two years leading up to the RE
Corrupt XDCAM EX1 Clips -- Will Not Import
by Jordan Montminy 8 years ago
Hi, I recently imported 14 hrs of footage shot on the XDCAM EX1 into Final Cut Pro 6.0.6 using FCP Log and Transfer. It's a 25fps PAL project shot at HQ 1080p25. Because we only have 5 SD cards, we co
Re: Corrupt XDCAM EX1 Clips -- Will Not Import
by Tim Kolb 8 years ago
I've only had a 'restore' warning twice since I've owned the camera, but I've done exactly what Craig is saying...then restore it...then I take it out and transfer it. I don't shoot with it until I've
ALEXA vs. RED?
by Pat McGowan 8 years ago
Anyone
Re: ALEXA
by Tim Kolb 8 years ago
Pat McGowan "given that RED has the dominant market position" In what market TimK, Director, Consultant Kolb Productions,
Your advice on choosing between Premiere Pro and Final Cut please
by Gavin Stokes 8 years ago
Hi everyone, The aim of this post is not to start a flame war for those loyal to either camp, but I need some feedback to help guide our upgrade purchase. If you would prefer to drop me an email or re
Re: Your advice on choosing between Premiere Pro and Final Cut please
by Tim Kolb 8 years ago
I think you've gotten it pretty much like it is... A school has the responsibility to teach students skills they can use...so I suppose that needs to be front and center. What is more likely to get a
A Flip camera that's competitive with DSLR's
by Mark Suszko 8 years ago
There's a huge discussion going on in the Marketing forum about how much low end to mid-level video production is being stolen away from us because corporate clients are making their own videos using
Re: A Flip camera that's competitive with DSLR's
by Tim Kolb 8 years ago
Mark Suszko "Flip Megamax model 4110. The dual-system sound costs extra, and you have to re-erect the picture in post, but this according to all the PR experts on blogs is the new "Red Killer"." That
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