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Tim Ward

Been a COW lurker since 2001, when I also began my career in television & video production.
Member Since:
November 1st 2006
160 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Memphis, TN
Capture/Ingest Directly to IMX50?
by Tim Ward 4 years ago
I'm in the process of setting up our tape library migration and need to find a solid way to capture direct to IMX50 D10 (preferably MXF-wrapper) on a Windows machine. I know I can capture to IMX50 .mo
Adobe QT32 Server Not Responding
by Bob Zelin 5 years ago
Hi - getting terrible performance in playback of Premiere CC2014 on Mac Pro with 12gig RAM. Drives are fast enough. Open up Activity Monitor on the Mac Pro, and when the problem starts, you can see in
Re: Adobe QT32 Server Not Responding
by Tim Ward 5 years ago
So far I seem to have narrowed it down to the AJA codecs (I have a Kona LHi and v12.1 codecs), and the Avid Quicktime LE codecs (I have v2.5.0). Tim
Template for measuring scan lines
by Eric Nicastro 8 years ago
I did a search and didn't quite find the answers I was looking for. I know there is a plugin for FCP, but this seems like something simple. We need a way to measure scan lines, mainly for the "Paid fo
Re: Template for measuring scan lines
by Tim Ward 8 years ago
But when you throw in up-conversion down-conversion and letterbox pillarbox, the picture height can be anywhere from 480 to 1080 to 360. 360 would be the case if the station has an HD channel, and up-
Difference between 10 pin camera cable and 26 pin.
by Andrew Morales 9 years ago
Hi I'm working with my T.V. Production students and we don't have enough money to purchase 26 pin SDI cables but would standard 10 pin cables do the same job
Re: Difference between 10 pin camera cable and 26 pin.
by Tim Ward 9 years ago
Nice post, Richard.
Will Video Editing on a PC ever truly work?
by Jerry Cast 10 years ago
Hi, I tried in the year 2000 to edit video on my PC buy purchasing a Matrox 2000 realtime card. After 100 hours of forums and tech support, I found out later that I was just a beta tester who paid $13
Re: Will Video Editing on a PC ever truly work?
by Tim Ward 9 years ago
I know this thread is old, but I just wanted to jump to the (senselessly-wasted) defense of the Matrox RT2000. I custom-built a system around the RT2000 in 2001 based on Matrox's approved configuratio
TV Encoding/Formats
by brad hebert 9 years ago
Regarding a "Video Encoding" position at a major network, can anyone describe what might be involved Is there certain software that is used at major network TV level Would it simply be a wide variety
Re: TV Encoding/Formats
by Michael Kammes 9 years ago
Agreed. I see most use in these realms. DR and Telestream. What I have been seeing (and in the #2 and #3 market, no less) is use of consumer encoding apps (Sorenson, Compressor, etc). Why Because some
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broadcast audio levels
by Gerard Tay 12 years ago
Hi guys, been trying to figure it out. A local tv station has audio specificaions listed for max peak levels at +8dBm, where 0 VU = +4dBm. Submission will be on Digital Beta and the transfer is digita
Re: broadcast audio levels
by Tim Ward 9 years ago
Emanuel Ach " so the -12 on final cut volume meter is the same as -12 DBFs " Exactly. They can't be relied upon for critical evaluation, but I've found that the peak readings track well with my profe
Read/Write Privileges and Shared Storage
by Tim Ward 9 years ago
I've just created a GigE NAS setup for a project to be worked on by two editors. "System A" is a Mac Pro with a dual 4Gb fibre channel MediaVault 4210 RAID. "System B" is a G5 Quad that connects to "S
Re: Read/Write Privileges and Shared Storage
by Tim Ward 9 years ago
Yeah, luckily this is just a temporary setup for one project. If it was anything more permanent, then we'd invest in some hardware and a VAR.
Gamma/Knee problems: How do I correct this?
by Tim Ward 9 years ago
I drew a black-white ramp in Photoshop, exported it as a .png and a .tif. Imported into FCP (gamma: Source), placed in Canvas. Software and hardware scopes show the same thing. Changed gamma from Sou
Re: Gamma/Knee problems: How do I correct this?
by Tim Ward 9 years ago
Matt Lyon "Are you sure Photoshop is actually spitting out a perfectly linear ramp " Doh! Didn't think of that. The problem was indeed in PS (caused by me)...with assistance from FCP. A TRUE gradient
Avoiding Gamma Shifts Between FCP & AE?
by Tim Ward 10 years ago
What are some of the best ways to take video captured in FCP, effect it in AE, then back to FCP while maintaining the same gamma levels Also, can you maintain the super-white information when round-tr
Re: Avoiding Gamma Shifts Between FCP & AE?
by Tim Ward 9 years ago
Removing the legacy AJA uncompressed codec, that is.
Can you snap to an edit point in the timeline?
by kyler boudreau 10 years ago
Hey forum - hope no one is sick of me yet. Got two questions: 1)In an Avid timeline I could hold Ctrl and then click and it would snap to the nearest edit point (for exact inserts, etc). Is there anyw
Re: Can you snap to an edit point in the timeline?
by Tim Ward 10 years ago
Also, Semicolon and Apostrophe select Previous Edit Point and Next Edit Point.
Why Mac Pro?
by Drew Jensen 10 years ago
Hey guys, this is a desperate call to my fellow mac users. At my work, we are contemplating switching to mac for video editing (Mac Pro). The IT guys basically are saying over my dead body, so I need
Re: Why Mac Pro?
by Tim Ward 10 years ago
Here's one reason aimed at IT guys: http: arstechnica.com apple news 2010 03 survey-macs-cost-notably-less-to-support-than-windows-pcs.ars Also, "proprietary" usually equals "very stable." Mac Pros ca
Render in high-precision YUV" problems with CC 3-way
by Tim Ward 10 years ago
I've always done my D1 projects in either 8-bit or 10-bit Uncompressed, but this time I decided to try out ProRes HQ to see what it's made of. I captured with "AJA Kona LH: 525 29.97 Apple ProRes 422
Re: Render in high-precision YUV" problems with CC 3-way
by Tim Ward 10 years ago
Rafael Amador "By any chance do you have the monitoring set to 8b instead of 10B " It's 10-bit. Plus, the problem is reflected in the Canvas and video out. I'm puzzled. 8-bit works, and looks okay, s
Importing DVD's to FCP 6
by Toby Dye 10 years ago
Hi I need to import some DVD footage into FCP 6 that I will then be cutting down and exporting to upload to Vimeo at SD resolution...I'd like some advice on the most suitable codecs to use to ensure t
Re: Importing DVD's to FCP 6
by Tim Ward 10 years ago
Toby Dye "I'd like some advice on the most suitable codecs to use to ensure the best quality" ProRes, DV50, Uncompressed.
Tips for managing and storing gels?
by Tim Ward 10 years ago
I have a growing inventory of gels. Currently, I keep them "organized" in a sandwich of cardboard, gaffer's tape, and spring binding clips. It works, but there has to be something better. What are som
Re: Tips for managing and storing gels?
by Tim Ward 10 years ago
Thanks for the responses, guys! I'm going to look into the Gelly Rolls - that looks like it'd work well for me. Tim
My first HPX500 experience
by Trevor Ward 11 years ago
For the past 4 years I've owned a DVX100 and put nearly 1000 hours on it, shooting all over the world. I had used an HVX200 a handful of times and this past weekend I rented an HPX500. This was my fir
Re: My first HPX500 experience
by Tim Ward 10 years ago
Brightness and contrast should generally be set with color bars, the same way you set your production monitor. Step by step instructions for that can be found all over the web. Peaking can help with f
AE CS3 RAM Preview issue on OS X
by Zack Nederlander 12 years ago
I know there's been at least one other thread about this, but I thought I'd start a new one about one particular problem I've found with AE CS3 on OS X. It seems to me that AE is unable use memory, gi
Re: AE CS3 RAM Preview issue on OS X
by Tim Ward 11 years ago
**BUMP** I'm having the same issue. No solutions CS3 Mac Pro 2008 10GB 2 x 2.8 Quad-core
Connecting to my Plasma TV?
by Steve Price 11 years ago
Hello, I'm using the Kona LHe with the breakout rack - love it, wonderful piece of kit - but I currently have it connected to my TV via the composite input. The TV is a PAL HD 42" LG with every connec
Re: Connecting to my Plasma TV?
by Tim Ward 11 years ago
James Reid "The HDMI specification requires HDMI monitors to support unencrypted inputs." See, the HI5 will work fine.
OT: Spot delivery
by Matt Larson 11 years ago
I've been using an FTP service to deliver our commercials to TV stations for several years now and I've never been very happy with their service or video quality. Today may have been the final straw t
Re: OT: Spot delivery
by Tim Ward 11 years ago
Matt Larson "I couldn't find any info on Google for Acoustech, do you have a link or contact info We currently use DG, and that seems to be the only game in town. I was wrong with the 10Mb data rate.
RCA Outputs on KL Box
by Tim Ward 11 years ago
With the Analog Audio Monitor Level set to +24dBu in the AJA Control Panel, has anyone else measured -4dBV (at -20dBFS) and run into clipping at -6dBFS on the RCA outputs of the KL box of an LHe This
Re: RCA Outputs on KL Box
by Tim Ward 11 years ago
I'm interested to see what you find, and if I'm an anomaly or not, or I have a problem. Hopefully there aren't any differences with how the Boxes obtain their audio (since the LH has analog outs). Do
SD Video Timing Kona HLe
by Drew Muir 11 years ago
Has any one had time base issues with SD Component and SDI When inputting SD Component or SDI into our Kona HLe we get LITC (I think) lines appearing at the top of frame. I know this usually means a t
Re: SD Video Timing Kona HLe
by Tim Ward 11 years ago
Are you talking about white lines at the VERY top of the video If that's the case, then don't worry about it. It's supposed to be there. It's just the VITC (Vertical Interval Time Code). It's inserted
Difference between Video Lenses and SLR Lenses?
by Tim Ward 11 years ago
I posted this yesterday in the Broadcast Video forum, but thought maybe the Cinematography guys would be more familiar with it. What's the difference between the quality of video lenses versus still l
Re: Difference between Video Lenses and SLR Lenses?
by Tim Ward 11 years ago
Jeffrey Buras "The zoom factor is the same, but focal lengths are still different. A 4.7mm high-resolution lens is very hard to make, so it's very expensive. But video cameras require such short foca
large AI file in AE still blurry? {URGENT}
by hymn wong 11 years ago
Hi there, I've followed the tutorial of Rick Gerard: using a 3d camera: Animating Along a Path ( http: library.creativecow.net articles gerard_rick AEWeekly2.php ) however, my AI file is pretty large
Re: large AI file in AE still blurry? {URGENT}
by Tim Ward 11 years ago
Have you tried the "Continuously Rasterize" toggle setting tim
IO-LA SC/H Phase
by Tom Matthies 12 years ago
I use an Io La for outputting to BetaSP tape at home. I always monitor my inputs outputs on a Tek Waveform Vector monitor.My Hamlet shows the same error. (Yes, I'm THAT much of a GEEK that I actually
Re: IO-LA SC/H Phase (a great OT story)
by Tim Ward 12 years ago
Tom Matthies "The kids we are seeing these days might know how to edit on Final Cut or author a DVD in Studio Pro, but they cant read a waveform monitor, don't know what a gamut error is, know nothin
mov to flv without compressing
by Whitlock Dunbar 12 years ago
Is there a way to convert an mov to flv in Squeeze without compressing the file
Re: mov to flv without compressing
by Tim Ward 12 years ago
Kind of. I'm still learning the ins and outs of Squeeze and FLVs myself, but I do know that you should set it to your source resolution, select the proper aspect ratio, and use a 1:1 frame rate, using
H264 for broadcast?
by PhynalKut 12 years ago
Hi everyone In my capacity as an editor at a post-production house, I often have to play out other people's edits to digibeta. These are generally delivered to me as quicktimes, and I usually ask for
Re: H264 for broadcast?
by Tim Ward 12 years ago
As far as I know, H.264 is not used for delivery. I'm using h.264 to send material from the field because of the file size Are you in a situation like a mobile remote newsroom, or are you a content co
when to normalise audio
by Rob Hindley 12 years ago
I have debating with a colleague the best time in the audio cleaning process to normalise a track to pull it into the acceptable decibel range. Is there an industry standard workflow for cleaning audi
Re: when to normalise audio
by Tim Ward 12 years ago
I tend to normalize as one of the last steps, usually right after dynamics processing. I approach similarly to how I mix live: VOCAL MIC = CHANNEL-STRIP PRE-AMP = COMPRESSOR ON INSERT = ADJUST FADER L
Wireless out from mixer
by rosh kadri 12 years ago
hello, i often shoot dances in a hall. The problem is the reverby sound from the band being in one side of the room and using an on camera mic, so, i want better audio. The band often has a mixer (i d
Re: Wireless out from mixer
by Tim Ward 12 years ago
Another important thing to consider is that you should make sure you're covered with copyright licenses. The venue probably pays ASCAP BMI SESAC and has performance licenses for most all the songs pla
Set-top DVD recorder menu hack
by Tim Ward 12 years ago
Anyone know of a way to replace the "stock" menu graphics with custom graphics -- as in company branding It's a JVC SR-MV45US "professional" recorder, not like a Pioneer professional. tim
Re: Set-top DVD recorder menu hack
by Tim Ward 12 years ago
Yeah I figured that'd be a better way to go, but thought I'd give the COW a shot. I'll have to sort through all the "Region-Free Hack!"s hits though! Thanks for the insight. tim
640 X 480 am I screwed????
by Aharon Charnov 12 years ago
I am trying to make a DVD out of some old animation footage. It is all quicktime uncompressed. It looks fine as a quicktime but after running through DVD studio pro it looks very bad. My cross dissolv
Re: 640 X 480 am I screwed????
by Tim Ward 12 years ago
Do I tak ethe 640 X 480 Comp (square pixels)and drop it into a DV NTSC 720 X 480 comp (0.9 pixels) Won't that stretch it Yes and no, but it will work out okay. I'd suggest changing your sequence setti
HD DVD the winner vs Blue Ray? $299 players already? When do we really switch over?
by Todd Roush 12 years ago
When does a small business switch and what do we switch to I have been doing a lot of Professional Theatre (3 cam shoots) for about 10 years now and it seems like just 3 or 4 years ago that the majori
Re: HD DVD the winner vs Blue Ray? $299 players already? When do we really switch over?
by Tim Ward 12 years ago
recieved a qoute recently of $70,000 - $100,000 to author a BluRay title. I may be missing something, but it would only cost me about $900 for a Premiere Pro Encore upgrade ($1400 full price) and a P
BCC DVE gets resized after FCP render
by Tim Ward 13 years ago
Hello all, I'm working on a FCP 5.04 project where I have a BCC4 DVE on a nested sequence that gets resized after I render it. I've tried all sorts of things and can't figure it out. When I make a cha
What is a "Producer-in-Chief"???
by Tim Ward 13 years ago
Hello all, I've been using the COW for 3 or 4 years now, but haven't posted until now. The COW is great stuff. Here's a little levity for you guys. I'm just finishing up some of the first episodes of
Re: What is a "Producer-in-Chief"???
by Tim Ward 13 years ago
"And I... will be THE PRESIDENT of the Movie!" I think I like that one better, Chuck!tim
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