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Article: George H.W. Bush Yelled At Me For Making Him Look Bad On TV
by Tim Wilson 2 weeks ago
Field Production George H.W. Bush Yelled At Me For Making Him Look Bad On TV In his earlier life as a TV producer, Creative COW's Tim Wilson had a memorable encounter with the 41st President of the U
Re: George H.W. Bush Yelled At Me For Making Him Look Bad On TV
by David Mathis 2 weeks ago
At least you did not say, "You are holding it wrong!" In all seriousness he will be deeply missed and thank you for sharing this story. Every word was worth reading.
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Resolve 15.2
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
Today. Tons of nice editing enhancements. If only other NLE developers were this fast and responsive to customers. Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Resolve 15.2
by Tim Wilson 1 month ago
Oliver Peters "That's development pace squared." There's no question that Blackmagic gets ALL the style points for degree of difficulty. Nobody has ever attempted to integrate as many pieces as they
Final Cut Update
by David Mathis 1 month ago
So, it looks like there will not be version 10.5 anytime soon but there is a very nice update that just came out today. http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro news 2129-apple-update-final-cut-pro-x-to-10-4-4-
Re: Final Cut Update
by Tim Wilson 1 month ago
Jeremy Garchow "So does this mean that we can all agree, as adults" It doesn't matter what the end of that sentence is, and I think you know the answer. In any case, a vendor providing detailed worfk
Just A Quick Question
by David Mathis 2 months ago
Once the forum name is officially changed how can we get more participation This is a sincere question. I love this forum and want to see it thrive.
Re: Just A Quick Question
by Tim Wilson 2 months ago
James Culbertson "It's a recognition that FCP 10 has matured and there is no longer a need to debate its place among professional NLEs... the current name no longer applies." Yes, and some more. Deba
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TV broadcast audio Level question
by Bryce Douglass 2 months ago
Hello, I have a documentary film I want to have aired on public access TV stations. I originally had my dialogue at -12db and my background music at -18db for most of the film since it's in the backgr
Re: TV broadcast audio Level question
by Tim Wilson 2 months ago
Hi Bryce, I know that this is frustrating. It's definitely possible that they're trying to thwart you in some back door manner, but it's far more likely that they're just doing their job. Their job is
What forum is best to get this question answered? Thanks
by singleton makin 2 months ago
what software is peter jackson using to restore and color enhance the great war archives I saw screen shots but couldn t tell which software it was using I was assuming they would show more nodal hint
Re: What forum is best to get this question answered? Thanks
by Tim Wilson 2 months ago
I noticed that you posted this to the color grading forum too, and that seems like a good guess. I'd love to know too, so I'll be keeping an eye out! Tim Wilson Editor-in-Chief Creative COW
Tutorial: Compositing Secrets Everyone Can Use: Pt. 3 - Alpha Channels
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Adobe After Effects Compositing Secrets Everyone Can Use: Pt. 3 - Alpha Channels When most people hear the words "alpha channels", they think "transparency", but that's not exactly accurate. The trut
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@Michael McCune
by Simon Ubsdell 4 weeks ago
There is no need to go into the Spline tab. You can access Edit Controls but right-clicking on any tool within the Flow. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Update FCPX to 10.4.3 from 10.0.9 - Need a fix ASAP please!
by David Townsend 2 months ago
I need some help ASAP on this one! I just upgraded the firmware on my MacPro (making it a 2010 MacPro5,1 instead of a 2009 MacPro 4,1) to allow the HIgh Sierra upgrade. Everything is installed and upd
Re: Update FCPX to 10.4.3 from 10.0.9 - Need a fix ASAP please!
by Tim Wilson 2 months ago
Michael Hancock "Which doesn't help the OP at all, so why post it It's too late for him to take your advice now, so why not do what others have done and post an actual solution, rather than admonish
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Mark Suszko 2 months ago
What!?!? It's just a support forum? Then I must be in the wrong place; forget everything I said :-)
Lawsuit day in the life video work -ever done it?
by Zach Christman 3 months ago
Has anyone ever produced edited day in the life videos for lawsuits I'm considering taking a job in the industry and would appreciate any stories tips about the work from anyone who'd done it.
Re: Lawsuit day in the life video work -ever done it?
by Tim Wilson 2 months ago
Mark Suszko "The job changes lives. And it changes you." One of the best posts in the history of the COW, Mark! Thanks so much for your insights into the job, including some crazy cool production tip
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Revamped Forums
by greg janza 2 months ago
Ignore if this is already in the works but a major hindrance here on these forums is the inability to direct message individuals. Will that be a feature in the new design Windows 10 Pro i7-5820k CPU 6
Re: Revamped Forums
by Tim Wilson 2 months ago
Bouke Vahl "But, granted, US laws are strange and a very good reason not to go to the US anymore, but all this is becoming highly political and forbidden banned contagious OT " Kidding aside, if we w
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Question about doing forced perspective in After Effects.
by ryan elder 2 months ago
I have a project where I feel maybe I should do forced perspective, since it calls for a police car, and a fire engine, both of which I cannot get during shooting. At least not real ones. So I was won
Re: Question about doing forced perspective in After Effects.
by Tim Wilson 2 months ago
ryan elder "But I don't think that just white would be enough, and the car would actually have to say police on it, as well as some other things, in order for the audience to buy it, won't they " Yes
Account in moderation
by Rimantas Navickas 3 months ago
Why do I need to post in forums in order to become unmoderated How many posts do I have to post then :)
Re: Account in moderation
by Tim Wilson 3 months ago
Hello Maria, We have a couple of administrative posts on this subject at the top of this forum's index page. The short version is "it varies", with details provided there. Tim Wilson Vice President, E
Why change the COW?
by Bob Cole 3 months ago
Admin note: This was originally posted as part of a thread on another topic, but seemed worth elevating as its own discussion here. Ronald Lindeboom "the new COW website (which leaves behind the old
Re: Why change the COW?
by Mark Suszko 3 months ago
That was a good read. It reminded me of an aphorism I use all the time: "First make it WORK; ...THEN, make it pretty." The other observation I'd make is, even with the massive technological underpinni
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Tutorial: Five Cinematic Drone Shots For You To Master
by Adorama TV 3 months ago
Cinematography Five Cinematic Drone Shots For You To Master If you tend to put your drone up in the air and then struggle with what to do next, or if you just randomly shoot around filling up your me
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Tim Wilson liked this 3 months ago
News: Dell Supports Professional Creativity on the Go With the World’s Smallest 15” 2-in-1 Mobile Workstation
by Cow News Droid 3 months ago
The Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 is available worldwide from today, starting at $1679. (Round Rock, TX--September 18, 2018) Work is no longer a destination; workspaces have become the backseat of a van,
Re: News: Dell Supports Professional Creativity on the Go With the World’s Smallest 15” 2-in-1 Mobile Workstation
by Tim Wilson 3 months ago
The Dell XPS 15 is my all-time favorite computer - something I never thought I'd say after being an all-Apple since 1979 (yes, well before Mac). A much higher resolution TOUCH screen (full 4K, 100% Ad
The best Compositing overview you've ever seen, from our very own Simon Ubsdell
by Tim Wilson 3 months ago
While I've posted this in the admin section of the forum, I wanted to draw your attention to this one in particular because Simon is so very much "one of us", and because we're nerds, and as much as a
Re: The best Compositing overview you've ever seen, from our very own Simon Ubsdell
by Michael Gissing 3 months ago
Fascinating to see the maths at work. Looking forward to actually understanding alpha even though I work with it often.
More Livestreaming Questions...
by Todd Terry 3 months ago
Hi gang... I asked a little about this before, but it now warrants a follow-up... A very quick re-cap... a couple of times a year we shoot a multi-camera event for a multi-national corporation that is
Re: More Livestreaming Questions...
by Tim Wilson 3 months ago
Isn't this what NewTek TriCaster is all about You can rent one and have it shipped pre-configured for under $200 day. Not to derail this thread, but I do wonder more broadly -- does TriCaster figure i
This forum's name will change to "Apple Talk" in the new system
by Ronald Lindeboom 4 months ago
I wanted to inform the members of this forum that when we come up in the new system slated to premiere in October, this forum's name will change to Apple Talk because the current title has not worn we
Re: This forum's name will change to "Apple Talk" in the new system
by Tim Wilson 4 months ago
I'll start by observing that one of the most frequent topics here has been the inappropriateness of the name of this forum. The current name is the fifth, I think, with as much room for improvement as
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moderation stage
by ray butler 4 months ago
will i be receiving something to confirm that my first post a few days ago will be allowed i assume its because i am a new user.
Re: moderation stage
by Tim Wilson 4 months ago
Hi Ray, Your post went up a few minutes after you made it. You can find it here: https: forums.creativecow.net thread 344 51765 I'm sorry there's not an answer yet! Most people attempting a job as com
Shooting a conference video
by Greg Ball 7 months ago
Hi all, I'm bidding on a conference video shoot. Our camera needs to be positioned in the back of the ballroom which is 100 feet away. There will be people speaking from a podium and also a few panel
Re: Shooting a conference video
by Tim Wilson 5 months ago
Todd Terry ""How come those other guys are so much cheaper " Well, "Because they're worth it."" I'll definitely use that! Greg, I'm sorry to hear it though. I started to wish you better luck, but act
The new Mac Book pro
by Ricardo Marty 5 months ago
This sounds terrible. https: www.youtube.com watch time_continue=291&v=Xjor24HO2HA Ricardo Marty P.S. Was about to purchase
Re: The new Mac Book pro
by Tim Wilson 5 months ago
Miha Pece "I think Apple is still king for mobile editing. I would love some real competition here, but I m not holding my breath." Look, I don't want to derail a very interesting thread, but Apple's
Marketing head scratcher.... hmmm
by Todd Terry 5 months ago
Well this board has been painfully slow, and I was just doing a repair in the studio which brought to mind a question I've been wondering about for years and years... so I thought I'd bring this up...
Re: Marketing head scratcher.... hmmm
by Tim Wilson 5 months ago
Bob Zelin "ll three major television networks would use colors to designate the states won by the presidential candidates on Election Night, though not all using the same color scheme. NBC continued
New name for this forum?
by Bret Williams 5 months ago
I think it s time to rename this forum Dear Jeremy.... _______________________________________________________________________ http: BretFX.com FCPX Plugins & Templates for Editors & Motion Graphics A
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Re: New name for this forum?
by Tim Wilson 5 months ago
Thinking, thinking....
iMac Pro thoughts
by Oliver Peters 11 months ago
For those of you who have taken the plunge with the new iMac Pro, what are your thoughts now Worth it over a 2013 Mac Pro or 5K iMac Or are you waiting for the next Mac Pro In my case, I work at a sho
Re: iMac Pro thoughts
by Tim Wilson 6 months ago
Bob Zelin "absolutely - the "old" Mac Pro from 2006 - 2012. Companies like Other World Computing (http: www.macsales.com) were created because of computers like this. You get third party RAM, upgrade
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Laughably OT: Can you ID an old graphics system?
by Jeff Markgraf 5 years ago
I just know there are a bunch of old-timers lurking here who can answer this. I'm trying to remember the name of what could best be described as a 2.5-D graphics system from the early mid 90s. It comb
Re: Laughably OT: Can you ID an old graphics system?
by Tim Wilson 6 months ago
Bob Zelin "And for the three youngsters reading this thread written by old men - that free Davinci Resolve that you are now using - that was made in Coral Springs Florida, a Davinci Resolve system (w
yet another political post that will get pulled from Cow -
by Bob Zelin 6 months ago
hey - wait - it's about OUR industry ! from the mainstream press - Martina McBride and her husband are being sued by an unpaid intern for 1 Million dollars, for having to do "menial labor" - "Accordin
Re: yet another political post that will get pulled from Cow -
by Tim Wilson 6 months ago
Rich Rubasch "I loved the paper COW magazine.....oh the nostalgia." We loved it too! We talk about it all the time. We were wondering just yesterday about how we might revisit it at some point. When
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Another Copyright question....sheeesh
by Greg Ball 6 months ago
So I'm working on a video for a client. They want me to use a clip they found on YouTube. This is a fight I often have, as i refuse to use video footage without the copyright owner's permission. I bel
Re: Another Copyright question....sheeesh
by Tim Wilson 6 months ago
Rich Rubasch "I've been 100% successful getting permission to use a clip. Even in regional TV spots. I used a go pro ski jump clip from a Canadian ski jumper and it was perfect. I'd go for the permis
Mevo anyone?
by Todd Terry 8 months ago
Hey kids.... So, has anyone used the little Mevo camera for a live event, or otherwise Our company usually does single-camera more cinematic-type shoots... but every now and then we are asked to do ot
Re: Mevo anyone?
by Tim Wilson 7 months ago
While you're at it, please feel free to follow the links from the Mevo ads here in the COW and be sure to check out their examples page, https: getmevo.com shot-by-mevo. They're of varying quality and
Reconsidering FCPX in Hollywood
by Oliver Peters 8 months ago
One of the Lumaforge NAB presentations: http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2070-josh-beal-reconsidering-final-cut-pro-x-in-hollywood Direct link to the video here: https: www.youtube.com watch ti
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Re: Reconsidering a pompous editing system made by Apple engineers.
by Simon Ubsdell 8 months ago
I've always felt that this forum without Aindreas was like Gladiator without Russell Crowe. It lost most of its lustre when he went into premature retirement. (Sorry, Tim, I know you disagree.) Simon
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Apple and the relentless pursuit of excellence ...
by Simon Ubsdell 8 months ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=AUaJ8pDlxi8 Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Re: Apple and the relentless pursuit of excellence ...
by Simon Ubsdell 8 months ago
Bob Zelin "Louis Rossmann is possibly the best Apple tech in the United States. He has all the facilities to repair Apple products at component level - to the dismay of Apple." For those of you who d
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Tim Wilson liked this 8 months ago
Amazing Resource List of Premiere bugs and feature requests
by greg janza 8 months ago
Over at the Adobe Premiere CC user forum a member named Taran Van Hemert has created a google doc with an exhaustive list of known Premiere bugs as well as many feature requests. The doc also lists AE
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Tim Wilson liked this 8 months ago
'Winning' NAB vs winning new users
by Andrew Kimery 8 months ago
With the fast and furious updates to Resolve, BM has been 'winning' NAB for a number of years now, but that show floor success doesn't seem to be turning into a boatload of new customers using Resolve
Re: 'Winning' NAB vs winning new users
by jim jordan 8 months ago
For me Resolve is the most powerful visual storytelling tool I have ever used. I ve been on Avid, CC and FCP7. It s color correction is the excellent. The edit system is excellent! I could get deep in
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Apple to ditch Intel?
by David Mathis 9 months ago
Just saw this on Facebook: https: www.reuters.com article us-apple-mac-intel apple-plans-to-replace-intel-chips-in-macs-with-its-own-bloomberg-idUSKCN1H91N5 Questions that come to mind: 1. What does t
Re: Apple to ditch Intel?
by Oliver Peters 8 months ago
Joe Marler "4k H264" All variants of this format are from the devil. - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
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NAB Tuesday's Tastiest To-dos!
by Tim Wilson 8 months ago
There's something at night. Something about meat, I think. Gimme a minute. It'll come to me. You know Kylee Pe a as a post-production pundit and Managing Editor at Creative COW, but you may not have
The Best of NAB Monday
by Tim Wilson 8 months ago
There's so much going on at NAB this Monday that we wanted to gather some specifics you should know about. In most cases, these events will be streaming, so folks around the world can attend as well a
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