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Tod Hopkins

Member Since:
May 18th 2007
66 Posts
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Washington, DC
Using still photographs in Adobe Pro 1080p
by Jennifer Rolle 3 months ago
Hello, all... I'm working on a documentary using a large number of still photographs and other printed images in the spirit of Ken Burns' "Civil War." I've been downloading TIFF file formats from vari
Re: Using still photographs in Adobe Pro 1080p
by Tod Hopkins 3 months ago
I have many criticisms of Adobe Premiere, but it's handling of still images is not one of them. The biggest issue you face is the quality of the original image. I must admit that I have never seen Pre
SRT file not complete in Premiere
by Angharad Overton 3 months ago
Hello CC people, A film was sent to an external company for subtitling. They have sent back .SRT files. When I opened it in PP it came out very short, with only 4 of 70 captions showing. I tried conve
Re: SRT file not complete in Premiere
by Tod Hopkins 3 months ago
Note that two blank lines will stop the import even if one of the blank lines is logically part of two line captions. That is, if the second line in a two line caption is blank, acting as a visual pla
Wraptor DCP
by Ted Bezaire 4 months ago
I just exported a feature length film (80mins) using Wraptor DCP. The final DCP size is only 30GB. That seems small to me. The DCP runs and sounds ok using DCP-O-MATIC Player, but the small size is st
Re: Wraptor DCP
by Tod Hopkins 4 months ago
Caveat: Based on limited experience. DCP picture is JPEG2000 compressed and it is an image sequence, which is quite different from motion codecs. In some cases it can be extremely efficient. In an ima
Apple OS X Forum
by Creative COW 4 years ago
https: forums.creativecow.net appleosx
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Apple dropping codec support...repercussions
by Shane Ross 7 months ago
So, Apple in it's infinite and ever-forward thinking wisdom, dropped support for many many legacy codecs. The excuse was that they weren't 64 bit compatible and they are moving to all 64-bit processin
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Re: Apple dropping codec support...repercussions
by Tod Hopkins 7 months ago
Jon Chappel of Digital Rebellion wrote one of the simplest and clearest posts on this subject that I've read. https: www.digitalrebellion.com blog posts thoughts_on_32_bit_codecs_being_phased_out_in_m
Have I hit the limit of what Premiere can handle? Cutting a 4k doc, I don't think a new $40k 2019 Mac Pro would even improve things...
by Bryan Roberts 7 months ago
Hi all, Cutting a feature doc in Premiere in a 4k timeline. It's TRT is only around one hour. It's a coming of age surfing doc with a ton of footage and it's mainly 4k RED, GoPro, DJI, and A7s with so
Re: Have I hit the limit of what Premiere can handle? Cutting a 4k doc, I don't think a new $40k 2019 Mac Pro would even improve things...
by Tod Hopkins 7 months ago
I also edit on a CPU upgraded 2009 12-core with Radeon card. While it's a screamer as far as benchmarks are concerned, it was immediately clear to me that this power upgrade did not improve Premiere t
Running Premiere CC2019 on Mac Pro classic
by Tod Hopkins 10 months ago
Has anyone tested Premiere CC2019 running under Sierra on a classic Mac Pro Any problems or limits Using CUDA or Metal I ask because I have three classic Mac Pros stuck on Sierra. I initially believed
Re: Running Premiere CC2019 on Mac Pro classic
by Tod Hopkins 10 months ago
You are correct that Mac Pros do not have CPU hardware acceleration, but some Xeon processors do. It's not simply that Mac Pros use Xeon processors. It's that Mac Pros are old. Cheers, tod Tod Hopkins
OT: Apple not supporting nVidia graphics in OS X Mojave
by Alan Okey 12 months ago
Well this is unfortunate: https: appleinsider.com articles 19 01 18 apples-management-doesnt-want-nvidia-support-in-macos-and-thats-a-bad-sign-for-the-mac-pro
Re: OT: Apple not supporting nVidia graphics in OS X Mojave
by Tod Hopkins 12 months ago
Sorry, sorry! Sloppy. CC 2019 (Premiere 13) will run on Sierra, High Sierra, and Mojave. However, there are limits to the feature sets available in each OS. The actual system requirements are complex
DVD burn out ... I need a better work flow
by Ken Ramsauer 2 years ago
For years I have produced video using Final Cut Pro and then when it went to ver. 10 I had to jump ship as that was just a joke. Never looking back I went to Adobe and I was ok because I had Encore CS
Re: DVD burn out ... I need a better work flow
by Tod Hopkins 2 years ago
CBR 9 is a fine way to go in theory and if you have the room. It is effectively the maximum bitrate for DVD. The problems with CBR9 are that you may not have the room and in most compressors, the VBR
DVD Studio Pro freezes on certain dialogs (SOLUTION)
by Christopher Smith 2 years ago
Using DVD Studio Pro with later MacOS versions has become quite an adventure, but here are some things I've found: 1. Most importantly, you should obtain a copy of OS X Server for Snow Leopard, and bu
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Re: DVD Studio Pro freezes on certain dialogs (SOLUTION)
by Tod Hopkins 2 years ago
You saved me! I thought I was done with DVDSP on this system. That worked like a charm and it speeds up the system. Cheers, tod Tod Hopkins Hillmann & Carr Inc. Washington, DC
How to deal with time code breaks.
by jerry wise 2 years ago
Shooting on XDCAM drop frame time of day time code. Ingesting into Premiere using XDCAM browser and Media Browser. It's a sport event so there are times when recording is stopped and re-started minute
Re: How to deal with time code breaks.
by Tod Hopkins 2 years ago
jerry wise "If you play the clip in the XDCAM player there is a time code break due to the cameraman stopping and then restarting." I'm deducing that your source is tape, and that you are "digitizing
Audio Gain Normalization Grinds After CC2018 Update
by Tod Hopkins 2 years ago
Audio Gain "Normalize" is grinding extremely slowly. I'd estimate 15 minutes to normalize a 30 minute clip with two tracks. This is not normal at all. Activity Monitor shows minimal CPU. No lack of av
Re: Audio Gain Normalization Grinds After CC2018 Update
by Tod Hopkins 2 years ago
I deleted the media cache and the peak files, and also "cleaned" the database (now called "Delete Unused"). That did not help. The heart of the problem seems to be calculating "Peak Amplitude." When y
Archival Blu-ray: Data Format, Best Practice
by Tod Hopkins 5 years ago
I am reconsidering my "best practices" for Archival Blu-ray ROMs and looking for expert advice regarding filesystem structure. Currently, I use Roxio Toast's "Mac & PC" setting. This creates a "Hybrid
Re: Archival Blu-ray: Data Format, Best Practice
by Tim Jones 5 years ago
Having worked with all of those formats, I believe that using the Mac + Windows setting in Toast really is the safest and most compatible way to do what you're trying to do. You'll also find that sett
Proportional Stretch and Blur for Pillarbox
by Tod Hopkins 5 years ago
I am looking for an effect to stretch 4x3 images PROGRESSIVELY to fill 16x9 space, what monitors sometimes call Wide Zoom or Smart Stretch. Ideally, the effect would allow me to choose the stretched a
Green Halo on Subtitles
by Tod Hopkins 6 years ago
We are seeing a green halo on subtitles in Windows Media Player, but only on some discs. Clearly this is a WMP error in rendering to screen. It does not show in most other apps or on players. But the
Re: Green Halo on Subtitles
by Daniel Ludwig 6 years ago
Tod, windows media player is NO certified DVD BD-player-software. in that reason it ll behave strange sometimes. you don t have any influence on that. cheers danny
Padding File Length in MPEG Streams
by Tod Hopkins 8 years ago
Can any compressor produce synchronous, multiplexed MPEG files (program or transport) with identical file lengths, that is "padded" to be exactly the same length to the bit I believe this can be done
External Monitor not refreshing on Change
by Tod Hopkins 9 years ago
I often have issues with the external monitor not refreshing after a change, particularly, while color-correcting. I'm not talking about the normal lag while it recalculates, but never refreshing. I h
Re: External Monitor not refreshing on Change
by Tod Hopkins 9 years ago
The best answer I have at the moment: 1) hit the right arrow key. This works sometimes. 2) Use Cmd-F12 to "refresh AV" Doesn't solve the problem of not seeing the change as you make it. tod Tod Hopkin
HDlink Pro 3D - HDMI 1.4 compatible?
by Dave Gorrie 9 years ago
I sent a note to support, so sorry if the black magic folks are reading this again...but we're really trying to nail down our wiring and this is the only thing hanging me up. The HDlink Pro page state
Re: HDlink Pro 3D - HDMI 1.4 compatible?
by Tod Hopkins 9 years ago
From Wikipedia and backed up elsewhere, but not by my own experience yet. "High Speed HDMI 1.3 cables can support all HDMI 1.4 features except for the HDMI Ethernet Channel. 51 110 111 " http: en.wiki
Interlaced-type of video distortion (picture)
by Clint Milner 11 years ago
Hi All, This is my first post in this forum, but I'm sure you all can shed some light. I have some AVCHD (PAL 1080p) footage that I was trying to edit in Premiere Pro CS4. That wasn't working too well
Re: Interlaced-type of video distortion (picture)
by Tod Hopkins 11 years ago
Convert to DVCProHD Are you sure it's the codec and not drives or other issues. Do other 1080 codecs play fine It could just be that you don't have the horsepower for 1080.Tod Hopkins Hillmann & Carr
Compressor: Why do deinterlace controls matter?
by Tod Hopkins 11 years ago
Why does the Deinterlace setting in Frame Controls matter when you are not deinterlacing When Fields is set to "same as source" the deinterlace setting should be meaningless. Except, it's not. Changin
Re: Compressor: Why do deinterlace controls matter?
by Tod Hopkins 11 years ago
Matt Campbell "Not to keep adding to this post but why can't you just leave the frame controls off." Go ahead. I'm learning a lot. I turn them on because I went to set the resize controls to "better"
confused about codecs!
by jaime abramson 11 years ago
I'm trying to put together specs for clients sending advertising spots (:30s, :60s, you know how it goes) to our master control center electronically. Obviously we'd prefer uncompressed video but woul
Re: confused about codecs!
by Tod Hopkins 11 years ago
jaime abramson "if any of you super smart people were to tell a not-so-tech-savvy client the kinds of compressed files you'd accep" Don't. Handle all conversion at your end. That's what I do. It's th
quicktime not supported
by Mike Ralk 11 years ago
I exported a self-contained quicktime movie from final cut pro on my powermac G5. I watched it yesterday and it worked fine so I transferred it to my macbook pro. When I tried opening the quicktime on
Re: quicktime not supported
by Tod Hopkins 11 years ago
Nat Rovit "Please help, is there any way to download new codecs for use in Quicktime " Sometimes. It depends on the codec. Frequently the only proper way is to install an app that includes the codec.
HD Offline Codec
by Steve Cook 11 years ago
Hey: I'm just about to start a project that has 50(!) HDCAM tapes shot at 23.98fps. The director editor wishes to edit in HD... but does understand that it will have to be compressed in order to fit a
Re: HD Offline Codec
by Tod Hopkins 11 years ago
Jeremy Garchow "The same happens to DVCPRo HD. 100mbps is the highest bit rate (1080i60), once you start getting to 720p23.98, it drops down to about 40mbps. DVCPro HD is smaller than ProRes, you wil
Aspect ratio help !!
by Rajarshi Basu 11 years ago
Hi, Im editing a documentary for broadcast. My film is 50% 4:3 DV shot on Sony PD 170 and the rest 16:9 DV shot on Sony Z1P And the list of aspect ratio deliverables are : 4 x 3 Full Height Anamorphi
Re: Aspect ratio help !!
by Tod Hopkins 11 years ago
Yes, it will if the monitor has been told to display the signal as 16:9. Remember that a monitor can't actually tell if the signal is meant to by displayed 4:3 or 16:9. You have to tell it (assuming t
Suggested "Must Haves" for the FCP editor?
by Michael Lynch 11 years ago
Hi folks. My supervisor just told me to come up with a "wish list" to help spend some $$ before it disappears in these bad economic times (hey I work in education i.e. State Gov't)... As I said I work
Re: Suggested "Must Haves" for the FCP editor?
by Tod Hopkins 11 years ago
It sooo depends on what you want to do, but... Digital Juice SFX are a nice deal. The new Thermaltake BlacX for hard drive backups is great. Make sure you get the right connections for you. Even cheap
Media Performance Warning? Why?
by Tod Hopkins 11 years ago
What triggers the "Media Performance Warning" I have started seeing this periodically since a recent update, probably 6.0.4 but may have been one of the Pro-apps updates. What's puzzling me is that th
Re: Media Performance Warning? Why?
by Tod Hopkins 11 years ago
This last case is 1080i (actually psf) ProRes422 HQ. The other cases may have been ProRes SD or DV but probably not from avi. Possible though. Odd that out of about 4 hours of identically digitized ma
P2CMS Questions
by Tod Hopkins 12 years ago
Playing with P2CMS and looking for clarity for the manuals rather fractured English. At the moment, experimentation is tricky. 1) Once CMS has indexed a drive, can this index by saved without "ingest
1080 orig vs. 720 uprezz
by Tod Hopkins 13 years ago
I'm curious if anyone has done any testing of the HVX-200 comparing material shot in camera at 1080p versus material shot 720p and uprezzed to 1080 in post. It's been suggested to me that 720p materia
Re: 1080 orig vs. 720 uprezz
by Eric Hansen 13 years ago
we use Compressor to upres 720p to 1080i. i havent had a chance to try the Kona 3 yet, but i am definitely curious. the Compressor flow works great, albeit time consuming. the only caveat is that any
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