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Tom Durham

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September 22nd 2010
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Previewing .mov Clips on Windows
by Tom Durham 7 months ago
Hey Editing Gurus, Switched to Windows 10 from mac, but I still shoot on many cameras that record .mov's (including my iphone). I love how the latest Adobe Suite can natively handle quicktimes and eve
Re: Previewing .mov Clips on Windows
by Jon Doughtie 7 months ago
One of the first things I add to my systems is Videolan's VLC Media Player. A very handy item to have. System: Dell Precision T7600 (x2) Win 7 64-bit 32GB RAM Adobe CC 2017.1 (as of 8 2017) 256GB SSD
quick wiggle question
by Tom Durham 8 months ago
Hey Folks, Super basic wiggle question. I'm having a OBJECT 2 track the x-position value of OBJECT 1. But I want OBJECT 2 to also wiggle a little on the x. But I get crazy values when I do this: thisC
Re: quick wiggle question
by Tom Durham 8 months ago
Thank you! I think I understand the wiggler now! ================================================ TOMDURHAM.COM Writing, Indie Filmmaking Sci-fi, Fantasy, Anything Else That's Cool http: www.95ers.com
Why is AE preview so slow now?
by Tom Durham 1 year ago
In the old days, if I did a RAM preview it might take a long time to render the frames, but once they were rendered it played back in real time. Now, no matter how powerful my computer is, RAM preview
Re: Why is AE preview so slow now?
by Tom Durham 1 year ago
Great point... projects are bigger and more complex for sure. But my computer is also 10x as powerful. But even without video footage, and it's just mograph, playback is bad. I'm caching to nice SSD a
wiggling variables within an expression
by Tom Durham 1 year ago
Greetings Expression Gurus, Super quick question: For some positioning stuff I'm doing, I have this simple expression to get my x y coordinates: X=(effect("X click")("Slider"))*32+1376; Y=(effect("Y c
Re: wiggling variables within an expression
by Tom Durham 1 year ago
Thanks as always!!! ================================================ TOMDURHAM.COM Writing, Indie Filmmaking Sci-fi, Fantasy, Anything Else That's Cool http: www.95ers.com http: www.SpaceAceMedia.com
Audio not playing in Premiere! ADVICE PLEASE ASAP!!!
by Tom Durham 1 year ago
Playing clips back from project bin and source window, audio plays perfectly. When playing back from sequence, it's super super low, to the point of not being able to edit. Was not having this problem
Re: Audio not playing in Premiere! ADVICE PLEASE ASAP!!!
by Tom Durham 1 year ago
Taken care of. Bizarrely, I had to solo and unsolo an audio track. Now plays correctly. Very weird. ================================================ TOMDURHAM.COM Writing, Indie Filmmaking Sci-fi, Fan
clips go missing every time I open project
by Tom Durham 1 year ago
Greetings Folks, In latest Premiere on big fast machine, editing off of internal SSD. Every time I open my project, four audio clips are missing. I locate them manually, find them, and viola, no probl
best LUT for c300?
by Tom Durham 1 year ago
Greetings Folks! Shooting TV show on c300, 4k internal, editing in premiere, basic coloring in premiere. Any suggestions on the best input LUT to start with (In the end it will be colored in resolve,
Canon C200 Cinema RAW Lite Clips - PC Users
by Paul Ballain 2 years ago
For those that have a Canon C200 and recorded RAW, has anyone had success importing the .dpx file sequence in VP14 or VP 15 that the Canon Cinema Raw Development software converts the raw files to I t
Re: Canon C200 Cinema RAW Lite Clips - PC Users
by Tom Durham 1 year ago
Thanks! ================================================ TOMDURHAM.COM Writing, Indie Filmmaking Sci-fi, Fantasy, Anything Else That's Cool http: www.95ers.com http: www.SpaceAceMedia.com
c200 CRM clips in Premiere?
by Tom Durham 1 year ago
Hey Folks! About to do a show on the very cool and economical c200. I'd like to mess with the workflow in premiere... Does anyone know where I can download a couple Canon Cinema RAW Lite clips I need
Re: c200 CRM clips in Premiere?
by Andrew Drachman 1 year ago
Hi Tom, I can send you a couple of short clips if you'd like. Fair warning - the CRM files are huge. 256 GB CF cards fills up in about 34 minutes. E-mail me at andy@animusstudios.com Andy
Cinema Lite RAW CRM clips anyone?
by Tom Durham 1 year ago
Greetings Folks! About to do a show on the very impressive c200... I'll be renting that cameras and would like to play with some footage ahead of time to get my workflow working. Does anyone know of C
limiting wigglers for robotic movement
by Tom Durham 2 years ago
Greetings and thanks in advance to you geniuses! Image a light moving away from the camera in Z. I'm using it as a particle generator creating a line, and I'd Iike it to move around on the X and Y. No
Premiere render order magic and mysteries - HELP!
by Tom Durham 2 years ago
Greetings Folks, Shooting 4k Arri Mini ProRes. Scenario 1: I throw clips on 1080 timeline, and they come in at 50% scale as expected. I scale to 100% for tighter shot. Export 1080. No problem. I have
masks nullifying blending modes for continuously rasterized precomps
by Tom Durham 2 years ago
Greetings Folks, So I've got a PreComp with a variety of layers, each with different blending modes. The explosion (which is on black), for example, is an add. When I throw that PreComp in another com
10-bit monitoring on super basic coloring setup
by Tom Durham 3 years ago
Greetings Folks, For a little indie, I'm building a hopefully not-awful post machine that can do half decent coloring. Will color in Premiere or Resolve. Windows machine, GTX 1080. Shooting most likel
Re: 10-bit monitoring on super basic coloring setup
by Tom Durham 3 years ago
Epically awesome info. Thanks so much for your time and expertise Chris!
Color for P3 then LUT to REC709, or the other way around?
by Tom Durham 3 years ago
Big thanks to all the coloring geniuses for time help. I'm new to serious coloring, but slowly beginning to understand the process and equipment needed. The little indie feature I'm involved with will
Re: Color for P3 then LUT to REC709, or the other way around?
by Tom Durham 3 years ago
Awesome info, Chris. Many thanks!
RESOLVE vs. RESOLVE Studio
by Tom Durham 3 years ago
Big thanks to the coloring pros for their time insights. Thinking of using Resolve to color a little indie feature... The non-Studio version seems amazing powerful. In looking at the comparison chart,
Re: RESOLVE vs. RESOLVE Studio
by Marc Wielage 3 years ago
Spend the money and pay for the Studio version. Having access to noise-reduction, sharpening, motion blurring, OFX, and 4K and up resolution is extremely useful. The old adage "nothing good is ever fr
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LG31mu97 calibration on Mac
by Joe Loria 3 years ago
Hey everyone, I do apologize if these questions have been asked before, However I have done some reading and I feel more confused than when I started.... Ok, so I have a classic Mac Pro with a nvidia
Re: LG31mu97 calibration on Mac
by Joe Loria 3 years ago
Light space has a quick start guide for dummies. Basically you download some sample images, do a few pre-setup manual adjustments to the display via its own controls. Then you use light space paired w
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Grading Setup advice
by Joe Loria 3 years ago
Hey everyone, I'm fairly new to grading, and my knowledge is limited in this area. I'm setting up a desktop to do all my editing and grading on. Could someone give me a general overview of the equipme
Re: Grading Setup advice
by Tom Durham 3 years ago
Huge thanks for your time and input, Marc. On the monitor, I totally understand. I've been battling this for a while. But alas, the budget is solid. The best I might be able to do is a Dreamcolor Z27x
10-bit monitoring on super basic coloring setup
by Tom Durham 3 years ago
Greetings Color Geniuses, Very new to coloring. Very much appreciate all the help. For a little indie, I'm building a hopefully not-awful post machine that can do half decent coloring. Will color in P
Stutter-free 6k RED editing experience in Premiere?
by Tom Durham 3 years ago
Hey folks! I'm thinking of shooting a feature on a Dragon at 6k, editing on a 4k timeline in Premiere for a 4k master. Most of my coloring I plan on using Lumetri. Has anyone done something similar an
Re: Stutter-free 6k RED editing experience in Premiere?
by Olivier Aubut 3 years ago
Check out Vashi's blog. He edited a feature in native 6k. http: vashivisuals.com 6-below-editing-in-6k Looks like he has a beast of a workstation to handle this.
Best light-wrapping tool?
by Tom Durham 3 years ago
Greetings folks! I key in keylight but need a good light-wrapping tool. I've been doing it manually all these years! Any recommendations (And, while we're at it... does anyone use a keying tool that j
Re: Best light-wrapping tool?
by Tom Durham 3 years ago
Just checked with them. Does 8- 16- and 32-bit. Thanks! ================================================ TOMDURHAM.COM Writing, Indie Filmmaking Sci-fi, Fantasy, Anything Else That's Cool http: www.95
RIG BUILD - is crazy fast cache necessary?
by Tom Durham 3 years ago
Building a small graphics editing rig. After Effects LOVES its cache. Could go with Samsung 850 SSD for cache (500 mbits sec) or 950 SDD (1000 mbits sec). Anyone know firsthand if there's a big perfor
FAIRY WINGS - need some ingenious keying
by Tom Durham 4 years ago
Hey Folks! I'm at my wit's end in attempting to key cut-out mask matte the HAIR in this shot. I'm putting wings on this fairy. I can roto the body and head no problem. But the flowing hair! It needs t
Re: FAIRY WINGS - need some ingenious keying
by Tudor "Ted" Jelescu 4 years ago
See if this helps you: https: www.youtube.com watch v=PHh6wjnSA4M Tudor "Ted" Jelescu Senior VFX Artist
After Effects: Generate floating effects (smoke, particles, plasma, light, etc)
by Flavio Diniz 4 years ago
how can I creat a effect wich can be seen in this video at 0:19 seconds https: youtu.be Waf-sfR-Pm4 t=19s Is it generated in after effects with native effects or AE can't do this without external plug
Re: After Effects: Generate floating effects (smoke, particles, plasma, light, etc)
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 4 years ago
In general, such effects are done with (Red Giant) Trapcode Particular, but you can get something resembling this with the AE built-in particle systems and some distortion effects.
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Understanding color depth, gamma and working space in AE
by Tom Durham 4 years ago
Hey All, Recently shot commercial on BlackMagic Production Camera in 4K raw. Beautiful results. Editing CINEMA DNG natively in Adobe Premiere. No problems. Basic color correction using only raw contro
CINEMA DNG post production workflow and color spaces
by Tom Durham 4 years ago
Hey All, If someone can answer this, I think it will help lots of folks... since Adobe + BlackMagic is a dream combo for indie filmmakers... :) Recently shot commercial on BlackMagic Production Camera
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Re: CINEMA DNG post production workflow and color spaces
by Tom Durham 4 years ago
Cool! I'll play with these. Thanks much! I think I'm beginning to understand the RAW, luts, and color correction. My big question right now is how to deal with the CINEMA DNG in AfterEffects. It bring
CINEMA DNG AE workflow and color spaces
by Tom Durham 4 years ago
Hey All, Recently shot commercial on BlackMagic Production Camera in 4K raw. Beautiful results. Editing natively in Premiere. No problems. Will hand timeline and footage to colorist to color in SpeedG
Re: CINEMA DNG AE workflow and color spaces
by Marcos Ganan 4 years ago
I used that workflow before resolve 11. I think is in the other way, isn't I mean, first colour process and, over colorcorrected footage, effects. Anycase, that is a problem with after effetcs and Mac
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Adobe and BM CINEMA DNG workflow (and RAW problems in AE)
by Tom Durham 4 years ago
Greetings Folks, Shot a short on BM Production Cam 4K raw. Gorgeous images. Editing natively in Premiere on a Mac can. A little slow now and then but no real problems. (Really, it's quite an incredibl
Re: Adobe and BM CINEMA DNG workflow (and RAW problems in AE)
by Todd Kopriva 4 years ago
The After Effects CC 2015 (13.5.1) bug-fix update is available, which should fix this: http: adobe.ly 1Il5JYe ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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BMPC 4k - Excessive 4k File Import Times
by Tim Walton 4 years ago
Hi All - I recently purchased a Blackmagic 4k Production Camera and am having a problem: When shooting in RAW, it's taking what seems like an abnormally long amount of time to import the footage into
Re: BMPC 4k - Excessive 4k File Import Times
by Tom Durham 4 years ago
You have to use the media browser, NOT the import function. It should import instantly. :) ================================================ YOU can help save TimeSpace. Join the Chronos Protectorate!
Budget color correction setup
by Tom Durham 5 years ago
Hey Folks, I've got a canister mac pro, looking at bringing better color correction in house using Premiere Speedgrade... My plan (which may be crazy since I'm a newbie to pro color correction): -keep
Re: Budget color correction setup
by Chad Pearson 5 years ago
Those HP monitors are meant to be used as your computer monitor. They only support computer based RGB 444 signals via DisplayPort and DVI-D and does not support embedded audio. The UltraStudio Mini Mo
2Vuy 8-bit codec?
by Tom Durham 5 years ago
Hey Folks! We are running Premiere Pro CC on the new "can" Mac Pros. We don't use blackmagic cards for editing anymore (though we use other blackmagic stuff of course), but we'd like to be able to edi
Re: 2Vuy 8-bit codec?
by EricBowen 5 years ago
Install the Blackmagic software drivers and the codecs will install as well. Then you should be able to decode them Eric-ADK Tech Manager support@adkvideoediting.com
Where do I download the Blackmagic codecs these days?
by Thomas Horne 10 years ago
I have a lot of old material in Blackmagic's 10-bit codec, and after a clean OS install, I no longer have the codec. I went to Blackmagic's site and it doesn't seem to be available there any more! Doe
Re: Where do I download the Blackmagic codecs these days?
by Tom Durham 5 years ago
Hey Thomas did you ever get a solution to this thanks! ================================================ YOU can help save TimeSpace. Join the Chronos Protectorate! http: www.95ers.com http: www.SpaceA
6 TB drives internal on Mac Pro?
by Tom Durham 5 years ago
Greetings Earthlings, Just wondering if anyone knows how to find out if the new 6TB drives will work internally on older Mac Pros Late generation PPC and first generation intels We're thinking of turn
Re: 6 TB drives internal on Mac Pro?
by Tim Jones 5 years ago
A new question has arisen about these drives in retail kits and the fact that you may have issues using the drive out of the box on a Mac system. Files will appear to copy, but they will either appear
Full 4k raw editing with new Mac Pro?
by Tom Durham 6 years ago
Hey Folks, Just set up my lovely new "canister" mac pro. 6-core with Firepro D700's. Imported some 4k and 5k RED RAW footage into premiere, playing off of solid state internal drive. At 1 4 res playba
Re: Full 4k raw editing with new Mac Pro?
by Tom Durham 6 years ago
Thanks Eric! I guess I had some unrealistic expectations. Do you think CinemaDNG 4k raw will be a similar story to RED as far as editing performance ================================================ YO
Any early thoughts on Premiere running on the new MAC PRO?
by Jeff Breuer 6 years ago
With no Nvidia, thus no Mercury, does anybody see this as something to be concerned about Are they just looking out for FCPX users and not necessarily Adobe users
Re: Any early thoughts on Premiere running on the new MAC PRO?
by F Meza Hsu 6 years ago
Here are some benchmark of Adobe Premiere Pro CC with Adobe Media Encoder CC running on the new Mac Pro. See link below. Hope this is helpful. http: wisebyte.blogspot.com 2014 03 video-editing-on-mac-
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CUDA or OpenGL on new iMac?
by Sam Goldstein 7 years ago
Hi Guys, Coming from MacPro FCP7 Kona setup, only done 3 or 4 projects in Premiere so far, so please bare with me... My displays have been wigging out a lot. If I restart Premiere it fixes itself for
Re: CUDA or OpenGL on new iMac?
by Peter Garaway 6 years ago
Tom Durham "Recently tested Premiere on the latest iMacs with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M 4GB GDDR5, and hardware acceleration was unavailable... Would love to see them officially activate this without n
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BEWARE OF PREMIERE PRO CC
by Michael Johnston 6 years ago
Beware of Adobe Premiere Pro CC. I joined the Adobe Cloud a year ago and recently updated from CS6 to CC. BIG MISTAKE. I did not know until it was too late that Adobe has dropped Encore from CC. Frank
Re: BEWARE OF PREMIERE PRO CC
by Jan Janowski 6 years ago
If product is not killed, then you can Dynamic Link from PPRO CC to EncoreCS6 Looking for 1939 Indian Motocycle
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How multithreaded is Premiere?
by Tom Durham 6 years ago
Shopping for my new Mac Pro... wondering about CPU. I'll be getting the biggest baddest firepros because I do a lot of RAW and 4k 5k editing. But in After Effects I usually avoid multiprocessing so as
Re: How multithreaded is Premiere?
by Jeff Meyer 6 years ago
With a dual 6 core MacPro (24 logical processors) and a Quadro I regularly see extensive usage of all CPU cores. Particularly when sending rendering to Adobe Media Encoder.
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Creative Cloud
by Jeremy Garchow 6 years ago
Today, I received the first set of design files from other artists (by way of producer), that originated in Creative Cloud. I guess the world, or at least the little world that affects my distant and
Re: Creative Cloud
by Tom Durham 6 years ago
I hear ya and it sounds like they are doing a great job these days. The proof is in the pudding and people seem to be loving X and my studio's all-CC workflow will run on a bunch of new Mac Pros. But
Who uses 'broadcast safe'?
by Baz Leffler 10 years ago
Here is an excerpt from a post I made in the Broadcast forum but thought I should get an opinion from some FCP users. It is regarding camera's that have their white's set to 105% (as delivered from th
Re: Who uses 'broadcast safe'?
by Tom Durham 6 years ago
Hey Walter, Love all of your insights!!! In know this is an ancient thread... but I'm exporting an old project from FCP for broadcast. (These days I'm using other tools for CC, but this lovely project
expression to CHANGE SIZE OF A SOLID
by Tom Durham 6 years ago
For a strange reason, I need to change the size of a solid without using scale... Basically, is there any expression that lets me access Layer Solid Settings width & height THANKS! Tom ===============
Re: expression to CHANGE SIZE OF A SOLID
by Tom Durham 6 years ago
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Does "Broadcast Safe" matter any more?
by Tom Durham 6 years ago
Hey Folks! In what distribution outlets do things need to be "broadcast safe" these days In an all digital workflow, it seems like blacks can be black and whites can be white and if audio clips, it cl
Re: Does "Broadcast Safe" matter any more?
by Tom Durham 6 years ago
Great feedback! THanks! I'm actually prepping my movie for the UK! ================================================ YOU can help save TimeSpace. Join the Chronos Protectorate! http: www.95ers.com http
Color Correction doesn't apply
by Ana Garcia 6 years ago
Hi, I was trying to color correct a project but the effects doesn't apply to the image. Does anyone know what can be or how to fix it Thank you
Re: Color Correction doesn't apply
by Tom Durham 6 years ago
Hey Rafael! Once upon a time someone made mention of two filters to be applied in FCP to make the project broadcast safe, since the Broadcast Safe filter doesn't do the whole job. Was that you :) Do y
Reliable FCP Braodcast Safe Filter
by Sarah Bright 9 years ago
Hey, We're just setting up our online suite and to make the work flow easier and with less steps to go through, I wanted to know if there was a RELIABLE broadcast safe filter (PAL) that can be used in
Re: Reliable FCP Braodcast Safe Filter!?!????!?!?!?!?!?!???
by Tom Durham 6 years ago
Hey Walter, I'm revisiting an old project from FCP7 and prepping masters for broadcast... It was colored and made broadcast safe in Resolve, but we had to add in a couple shots. I thought I'd just qui
toggling layer groups on and off
by Tom Durham 7 years ago
Hey Folks, Doing a big project with all kinds of layers and precomps. It's a project that will be done in lots of languages. Is there some kind of expression that allows me to click one thing on a mas
Re: toggling layer groups on and off
by Tom Durham 6 years ago
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10-bit dreaming
by Tom Durham 8 years ago
Loving Canon. They "get it." Switched pretty much everything over to 7D and 5D. Pumped about new 4k announcements. But still fantasizing about 10-bit color for video. That's the final puzzle piece it
making TCWB with ME?
by Tom Durham 8 years ago
One of the things I liked about Compressor was that you could use it to make a timecode window burn on any video... Any way to do that in Media Encoder (other than going back to Premiere ) thanks! Tom
Pillar boxing in encore?
by Tom Durham 8 years ago
Greetings folks, Switching from DVD Studio Pro to Encore. We love it and Media Encoder at my studio. But... we can't figure out why we get pillar boxing when we use the default mpeg settings for anamo
Re: Pillar boxing in encore?
by Tom Durham 8 years ago
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