Tom Matthies: Activity About Liked Popular Images

35 years in the video business
SBE certified (CEV)
FCC General Class License
Owner of N.E.W. Video Services-Green Bay
Member Since:
March 20th 2002
2392 Posts
100 posts500 posts1000 posts
Location:
green bay, wisconsin
Friends:

Ted Langdell
Shooting footage inside a wall.. best work flow?
by Steve Berlowski 2 months ago
Here's an interesting one.. We are shooting a spot that will require us to get the POV of moving inside a wall.. around a tight corner.. down a drain Too tight for a Go-Pro. What's best way We may hav
Re: Shooting footage inside a wall.. best work flow?
by Tom Matthies 5 days ago
Buy or rent a KiPro or a Hyperdeck. They both will take an SDI feed and record it in an easy to edit format. Not my monkeys. Not my circus.
P2 Card Time Code reset?
by Graham Sykes 10 years ago
So does anybody know how to reset the timecode when in the P2 mode I am currently in the middle of production (sitting on set) and I am trying to iron out some questions for the post dept. so any help
Re: P2 Card Time Code reset?
by Tom Matthies 3 weeks ago
Often you can just go to Time Code Set and simply push the reset button next to the Time Code Counter switch. This will reset the timecode to all zeros. Usually after that you will need to press set b
Broadcast Legal Luminance: Black bars at zero% IRE
by clyde villegas 1 month ago
I created a video for broadcast to 4:3 NTSC TV but my original video was shot in 16:9 so I squeezed the video in to fill 4:3 (letter boxing). Everything in the video is within 7.5 to 100% IRE broadcas
Re: Broadcast Legal Luminance: Black bars at zero% IRE
by Tom Matthies 3 weeks ago
It will probably be OK. I don't use Premiere but many applications are smart enough to add the 7.5% setup to an analog output. The control panel on some output cards (adapters converters) will ask if
Create border on circle filter
by Leonard Frankford 8 years ago
I need to make a colored border around the circle using the circle shape filter. I see border is not a selectable parameter in the filter. When I select Borders it only creates a border around the ent
Re: Create border on circle filter
by Tom Matthies 1 month ago
Under Transitions Quicktime folder, select "Iris" wipe. Double click on the wipe once it's on the timeline. Select Wipe Type"Circle". At the bottom of the window you will see a Border slider. It adjus
Getting a Panasonic AG-HPX250P connected to new Mac pro and pegasus 3 RAID
by Greg Specht 2 months ago
I'm trying to connect the video cameras P2 cards to my new Mac pro that has thunderbolt 3 imputs so I can down load them for editing on Final Cut pro. Just connecting from the USB 2 port on the camera
Re: Getting a Panasonic AG-HPX250P connected to new Mac pro and pegasus 3 RAID
by Tom Matthies 2 months ago
What model camera are you using Why not simply go into your computer through the USB port rather than than the Thunderbolt port Not my monkeys. Not my circus.
Colors and Compression for huge LED wall visuals (avoiding banding and general ugliness)
by Lori Lin 2 months ago
Hi all! Anybody here with experience creating motion graphics for huge LED walls How do you deal with banding and blockiness in the darks We just had a big event with loads of video on a ginormous LED
Re: Colors and Compression for huge LED wall visuals (avoiding banding and general ugliness)
by Tom Matthies 2 months ago
Edit everything in 10 bit. Not my monkeys. Not my circus.
Why so complicated to do green screen keying in Resolve?
by Duke Sweden 2 months ago
I can't understand why such an advanced piece of software like Resolve can't come up with an easier way to green screen. I love the program, have switched from Premiere Pro, but in that program I mere
Re: Why so complicated to do green screen keying in Resolve?
by Tom Matthies 2 months ago
I'm trying to use Boris' Chroma Key Studio in Resolve but something is not right. I can pull a clean key, but my background is black rather than showing the layer below it. I'm trying to do it just by
Bars, Tone, and Countdown
by Norm Kaiser 3 months ago
Hello all: I'm working with a station that requires bars, tone, and a countdown leader. The part I'm confused about...So I'm going to add bars and tone at 58:30:00...and then slate and countdown, etc.
Re: Bars, Tone, and Countdown
by Tom Matthies 3 months ago
You wouldn't think it would be necessary to add bars and tone when transferring a file, but you never know what the station does with the file once they receive it. There may be some reason they prefe
Completely Stumped....
by Ashley Ripka 3 months ago
I have not had much experience with broadcast in the past. I have been trying to get a commercial approved and it has been rejected about 10 times for illegal RGB limits. I am using Premiere Pro CC 20
Re: Completely Stumped....
by Tom Matthies 3 months ago
Is it possible to simple revise the Photoshop graphics It might be possible to make a new preset in Photoshop using the HDTV (Rec.709) color profile and then copy paste the original files into the new
AVC Intra 100 in Resolve 12.1
by Tom Matthies 3 months ago
I have a project that was edited on Final Cut 7 using footage from a Panasonic HPX370 camera brought into FCP as AVC Intra 100 files. They work fine in FCP7. Very simple edit with footage and a few gr
Re: AVC Intra 100 in Resolve 12.1
by Tom Matthies 3 months ago
Yep. I've already installed Quicktime 7 and put in my old FCP7 codes. I'm not a big fan of QTX because of it's limited ability to export to a different format. I still use QT7 as a "Mini Compressor".
Import and render on MP4's in FCP7
by Bruce Taylor 4 months ago
Hello everyone, A new client has been emailing me MP4's to work with, about 14 per project. When I bring them into FCP7 and place in a timeline it takes an ungodly amount of time to render. After rend
Re: Import and render on MP4's in FCP7
by Tom Matthies 4 months ago
Convert all of the Mp4 the clips to ProRes and your issues should go away. FCP does not work well with compressed clips. like Mp4 or H264. Not my monkeys. Not my circus.
Why does my audio clip get deleted?
by Jeff Adams 4 months ago
I'm learning FC after being familiar with iMovie. In iMovie I can select a clip (only the video clip is highlighted yellow) and delete it without affecting my audio track. If I try this in FC for some
Re: Why does my audio clip get deleted?
by Tom Matthies 4 months ago
Just unlink the video from the audio. Highlight the clip, go to MODIFY LINK or press Command "L". That should do it. Not my monkeys. Not my circus.
Panasonic MiniDv Video Camera - Stuck on Black Screen?
by Gareth Williams 4 months ago
Hi, I m using a Panasonic MiniDv video camera, and on playback (in playback mode) the screen is completely black and the time code reads 00:00:00:00. When you fast forward or rewind it to get to the f
Re: Panasonic MiniDv Video Camera - Stuck on Black Screen?
by Tom Matthies 4 months ago
Don't run the head cleaning tape for very long-it's very abrasive and can actually ruin your heads! be sure to follow the directions that should have come with the tape.
Running Time for TV Commercials
by James Habitan 4 months ago
I know it's acceptable in broadcasting for commercials to various running times (15s, 30s, 45s and 60s), depending on what is being made. As an editor for television promos, that is what I have to kee
Re: Running Time for TV Commercials
by Tom Matthies 4 months ago
I doubt that you could even get a broadcast facility to accept a 55 sec. spot. Must commercials are sent via FTP sites and many are automated when spots are uploaded. If your spot is anything but 60 s
2 Camera Projection Switching & Monitoring
by Rachel Ferro 4 months ago
Hi, I'm new here. Not new to shooting or editing (15+ years exp.) but I am about to take on a project that is neither & both of those things and I need some help. I am being hired by a performance art
Re: 2 Camera Projection Switching & Monitoring
by Tom Matthies 4 months ago
Check out the Black Magic Designs ATEM Television Studio. It will do everything you need to do in a small, self contained package. Here's a link: https: www.blackmagicdesign.com products atemtelevisio
+1
Format Question for old-Timers :)
by James Dow 5 months ago
I can't remember...will a Beta SP machine play back a Betacam tape It's been a few years. Thanks, JPD JPD
Re: Format Question for old-Timers :)
by Tom Matthies 5 months ago
Yes, It should be backwards compatible. I have seen some older oxide tapes "tear" a bit in an SP machine, but it largely depends on the condition of the older tape as well as that of the playback mach
How do I get around "General Error" when exporting a large video file on FCP7?
by Ben Hunt 5 months ago
Hello tech friends, I have a 3+ hr large video file I'd like to export from Final Cut Pro 7 to a self-contained Quicktime Movie. However, after multiple attempts and much troubleshooting, I am still g
Re: How do I get around "General Error" when exporting a large video file on FCP7?
by Tom Matthies 5 months ago
Some quick thoughts... Running FCP7 on a Sierra OS machine is iffy at best. Is your sequence fully rendered before exporting 39 hours to export is VERY LONG! If not rendered, delete your old render fi
Fitting the full UI on the screen of a 15" MacBook Pro
by Tom Matthies 5 months ago
It seems this is a known issue but, despite lots of searching, I haven't been able to find a definitive solution. On my desktop machine with 2x24" monitors-no issues running Resolve 12.5 Studio in eit
Re: Fitting the full UI on the screen of a 15" MacBook Pro
by Tom Matthies 5 months ago
Yea, performance is not what I'd call Zippy. I believe that this machine JUST meets the minimum requirements. I'm doing very simple rough editing in the field but no real heavy lifting. It would just
Tricaster - Adding more inputs using Black Magic
by Joel Wiessner 6 months ago
Hello, I am new to the forum here and hope someone can help here. I am working on adding more cameras to my workflow. Is it possible to network a Blackmagic Design ATEM 2 M E Production Studio 4K to a
Re: Tricaster - Adding more inputs using Black Magic
by Tom Matthies 6 months ago
It should work. Your tally lights, assuming you have them, won't track properly and you'll likely have some additional delay in the camera video since it is going to go through two sets of video frame
Looking for a way to provide alpha channel in parallel with slides for good visual composition
by David Johnson 6 months ago
I have a church studio built around a BlackMagic ATEM 1 M E 4K. Our webcast regularly features powerpoint slides. We are trying to set something up so that we can present textual slides that are more
Re: Looking for a way to provide alpha channel in parallel with slides for good visual composition
by Tom Matthies 6 months ago
The alpha module for ProPresenter would probably be the best way to go, but it seems to be priced pretty high for what it does. A less expensive, but also less flexible approach is to simply do the gr
Audio transitions dont work
by Tom Jones 6 months ago
Help When I try putting the audio transitions over audio tracks they don't seem to have any effect. Ive tried all of them. I have 14.0.
Re: Audio transitions dont work
by Tom Matthies 6 months ago
Do you have enough Heads and Tails on the two clips you are adding the transition to Not my monkeys. Not my circus.
Confusion about new $299 Studio pricing
by Tom Matthies 7 months ago
With the new $299 pricing for the Resolve Studio version - is this for the Studio version of 12.5 or for the Beta Studio version of 14 And if it's for 12.5, when the official version of 14 is released
Re: Confusion about new $299 Studio pricing
by Tom Matthies 6 months ago
Yup. Waiting for delivery as well Although I didn't get a back ordered notification from Full Compass in Madison. Guess I had better check to see of the payment has been applied already with no delive
Moving White Bar on Video Monitor
by Jim Culp 7 months ago
I am getting a white line that constantly moves up on the screen of my NTSC analog monitor as I select analog tapes to to digitize using a Sony DA2 A-D converter. Has anyone had this problem, or knows
Re: Moving White Bar on Video Monitor
by Tom Matthies 6 months ago
If it's a wider, light (or dark) slowly moving bar it could be a ground loop hum. They were a big problem back in the analog days. Make sure that everything is properly grounded and all of your equipm
AVCHD and MXF in FCP 7?
by Richard Steele 7 months ago
Hi, I might be getting a new video camera which only records in AVCHD or MXF. Can FCP 7 read edit these formats Thanks, Richard
Re: AVCHD and MXF in FCP 7?
by Tom Matthies 6 months ago
For what it's worth, after being with Final Cut Pro since version 1.2, I'm finally moving on and going with Resolve. I just ordered the Studio version and updated all my Boris plugs to OFX. I'll have
GH5 audio phasing with wireless pack
by Rob Ing 7 months ago
I have had audio phasing whenever i connect my Sennheiser ew500 G2 to my GH5. I also have had this with my GH4. I have been using a TRS to pack and camera. its just been a pain in the arse as i have t
Re: GH5 audio phasing with wireless pack
by Tom Matthies 7 months ago
I would suggest then that either your microphone connector into your transmitter is wired backward or the audio cable from the receiver and into the camera is wired backward. Are you using pre-made ca
Multiplexing 4 sources for live streaming
by Matthew Hinman 7 months ago
I am creating a new live stream show that will need to bring 4 video sources and one from my mixer. My mixer has USB out, so I don't think that will be an issue, but I am uncertain how to multiplex (r
Re: Multiplexing 4 sources for live streaming
by Tom Matthies 7 months ago
BlackMagic Design has exactly what you need. It's under $500. See here. https: www.blackmagicdesign.com products multiview Not my monkeys. Not my circus.
LiveType project settings for 1080p timeline?
by Bobby Hall 7 months ago
I'm confused what project settings to select for creating text to use in a 1080p 29.97 timeline in FCP7. I see HDTV 1080i and HDTV 720p. Why isn't there a 1080p option Anyway, I chose 720p because cho
Re: LiveType project settings for 1080p timeline?
by Tom Matthies 7 months ago
If it's just a static graphic, just use 1080i. It will look fine. Not my monkeys. Not my circus.
Google Pixel Mp4 files to ProRes?
by Tom Matthies 7 months ago
I have a client who has given me a folder of Mp4 files shot with a Google Pixel camera that I an having trouble converting to ProRes for editing. Anyone have a method to convert these files Not my mon
Re: Google Pixel Mp4 files to ProRes?
by Tom Matthies 7 months ago
Got it! Premiere Pro (v5.5 no less) can open the files and play them without issue-so far. Since this is a very simple project, I'm just going to edit in Premiere and export to ProRes at the end. Took
Good mics to use with cell phones?
by Neil Orman 8 months ago
I work at a place that's starting to use Facebook Live a lot, through cell phones, and the people running these sessions aren't video people. So I'm just trying to provide them with a better mic they
Re: Good mics to use with cell phones?
by Tom Matthies 7 months ago
I've had good luck with the iRig Pre..It lets you use any professional mic, dynamic or phantom powered. Using with an iPhone 5 and Rode software for recording separate files. Cheap too! https: www.swe
+1
Multicamera Sports Event Equipment
by Rory Puddle 9 months ago
Hello everyone! So I'm a video producer that normally deals with 1 - 2 camera shoots for online promotional content, sometimes dipping into studio work if the client needs it. I've been doing this for
Re: Multicamera Sports Event Equipment
by Tom Matthies 8 months ago
You might want to check out the new Black Magic Design ATEM Television Studio HD. It will run by itself or run off of a laptop interface. Pretty nice features for not a lot of $$$. Very portable and e
Question about P2 cards and the HVX200
by David Howell 8 months ago
I have an HVX200 and I want to know if I can shoot with a 16gb in one card slot and 32gb in the other card slot. Is that possible I'd like to know before I purchase another card. Thanks! No Shave Dave
Re: Question about P2 cards and the HVX200
by Tom Matthies 8 months ago
That will work. Not my monkeys. Not my circus.
Client / Boss Monitor
by Todd Thompson 9 months ago
Hello everyone! First time poster, long time lurker. Creative Cow has saved me so many times. Here is my dilemma. My boss said he wants a large monitor on set, ALWAYS. For him and the client to see wi
Re: Client / Boss Monitor
by Tom Matthies 9 months ago
It should work without issues. It maxes out resolution at 1080 for display but I assume your camera downconverts the outputs through the HDMI connector. It will accept just about any power source. The
24p question for older Panasonic HDC-TM300
by Adrian Smith 9 months ago
Hello all. I edit as well as shoot. I have just been presented with an old Panasonic HDC-TM300. There is footage shot on it that needs to be incorporated into a show shot at 24p on more professional c
Re: 24p question for older Panasonic HDC-TM300
by Tom Matthies 9 months ago
It was possibly shot as 24 over 30 with pulldown added to fill out the frames. It might be possible to reverse telecine it back to 24 fps using software like the old Cinema Tools that came with Final
Resolve requirements
by Tom Matthies 2 years ago
Looking to change over from FCP7 to Resolve (finally). Does anyone know the Software OS Hardware requirements for v.12.5 I'm on Mac platform machines and trying to determine if any of my current machi
Re: Resolve requirements
by Marc Wielage 2 years ago
Resolve is a demanding program in terms of RAM speed, CPU power, GPU power (and RAM), and hard drive throughput. Recommended hardware specs are at this link: http: documents.blackmagicdesign.com DaVin
FAR Out there Q: Live motion tracking for virtual set?
by Ted Bragg 2 years ago
This may be too ambitious -- is there a solution for doing live, motion tracked virtual sets We have a large greenscreen studio, and the idea keeps coming up to use virtual sets. However, if you move
Re: FAR Out there Q: Live motion tracking for virtual set?
by Tom Matthies 2 years ago
Check out these guys. Not cheap but they can do exactly what you are looking for. http: www.vizrt.com Not my monkeys. Not my circus.
Another player enters.
by Jeremy Garchow 2 years ago
http: www.sonycreativesoftware.com catalystedit keycode=65066
+1
David Lawrence liked this 2 years ago
Re: Another player enters.
by Tom Matthies 2 years ago
Anyone out there remember Ampex's ACE touch screen linear editor It could always be worse... Not my monkeys. Not my circus.
Is it still possible to upgrade CS5.5 to CS6.0?
by Tom Matthies 2 years ago
I bought and installed CS5.5 a few years ago but didn't use it that much, instead clinging to the dying FCP 7 platform. Now I'd like to take a realistic look at Premiere Pro as a possible replacement.
Re: Is it still possible to upgrade CS5.5 to CS6.0?
by Ann Bens 2 years ago
Yes you can still upgrade from CS5.5 to CS6. http: www.adobe.com products catalog cs6._sl_id-contentfilter_sl_catalog_sl_software_sl_creativesuite6.html -----------------------------------------------
10.2 ProRes export issues with AJA KiPro
by Colin McQuillan 3 years ago
Audio no longer plays on KiPro from Prores files exported from FCPX latest update 10.2. Have tried with KiPro Rack running latest firmware. If anyone else out there has a KiPro and FCPX with the just
Re: 10.2 ProRes export issues with AJA KiPro
by Tom Matthies 3 years ago
Make sure you are exporting 24bit audio tracks. KiPro won't playback 16bit files. Not my monkeys. Not my circus.
wtb: Software for AJA Kona-3.
by Fred Jodry 3 years ago
wtb: Software for AJA Kona-3. Please, your answer on this thread. Fred Jodry
Re: wtb: Software for AJA Kona-3.
by Tom Matthies 3 years ago
You should be able to get that right from AJA support. Not my monkeys. Not my circus.
constant background while using a moving camera?
by Tom Matthies 4 years ago
I did a quick project that consisted of a camera moving in 3-D space past a number of panels and finally ending on a single panel. I want to have a background that isn't tied into the moving camera. I
Re: constant background while using a moving camera?
by Tom Matthies 4 years ago
Thanks Stephen. Works like a charm. I love easy answers. E=MC2+ -2db
Modify Ease In + Ease Out Curves
by Sandeep Sajeev 4 years ago
Is this possible If I want an element to ease in with a weight of 70% of the existing curve and ease out at say 30%, can I do it Or is it just Ease In and Ease Out with no access to the actual curves
Re: Modify Ease In + Ease Out Curves
by Tom Matthies 4 years ago
You could breaking the handles on the keyframe and adjusting them separately. E=MC2+ -2db
WTB- Nikon CoolScan or similar film scanner
by Tom Matthies 5 years ago
I'm looking for a used film scanner for slides. This will be used for scanning a lot of old family slides to make copies for the rest of the family to enjoy. It doesn't need to be the latest or greate
Re: WTB- Nikon CoolScan or similar film scanner
by Warren Eig 5 years ago
I have a Nikon LS-1000 packed in the box and ready to move. $75 + shipping. It is SCSI and works with Vuescan and other 3rd party softwares. Warren Eig O 310-470-0905 email: warren@babyboompictures.co
Prepping edit suite for Smoke 2013
by adam taylor 5 years ago
I'm not sure where i would ask this, but as its my use of the pre-release S2013 thats prompted me to investigate, i'll ask here first. Up to now, all my edits have been done in standard def Pal. Occas
Re: Prepping edit suite for Smoke 2013
by Tom Matthies 5 years ago
The AJA GEN10 sync generator can provide both BB and Tri Level reference at the same time. Pretty reasonably priced as well. E=MC2+ -2db
Slaving time code from one KiPro to another
by Tom Matthies 5 years ago
I need to double record a show on a pair of KiPro recorders and would like matching rime code on each file. I've tried to set one KiPro as a "master" machine using internal time code and then set the
Re: Slaving time code from one KiPro to another
by AJA Sales Department 5 years ago
The Ki Pro LTC output does not provide output during EE or recording operations; the output is only for use during playback, as might be used for dubbing content to another device with matching timeco
Some Boris transitions broken after doing a clean install to Snow Leopard
by Tom Matthies 5 years ago
New drive. Clean install of Snow Leopard and all other software and applications. Everything seems to be working just except...some of the BCC transitions seem to be broken. For example, the BCC Swish
Re: Some Boris transitions broken after doing a clean install to Snow Leopard
by Tom Matthies 5 years ago
I didn't mention hat I was using the filters in a Final Cut timeline. E=MC2+ -2db
OT: The Real Story behind 'Think Different'
by Stephan Walfridsson 6 years ago
Not at all relevant to the general discussion but quite an interesting read. http: www.forbes.com sites onmarketing 2011 12 14 the-real-story-behind-apples-think-different-campaign Stephan
Re: OT: The Real Story behind 'Think Different'
by Tom Matthies 6 years ago
Great article! E=MC2+ -2db
splashtop and iPad with fcpx
by kim krause 6 years ago
i just had to see for myself if this really worked and i have to admit that i would never even attempt to do any editing on it....i'm sure i have just had a huge glimpse of the future...the very thoug
Re: splashtop and iPad with fcpx
by Tom Matthies 6 years ago
After spending too much non-productive time reading the thread above, for me it simply comes down to this; Old Fart or Yousgster-it doesn't matter. What matters is making a living off of our business.
DVW 700 is stuck with the test "ramp" turned on
by Tom Matthies 6 years ago
I'm trying to keep an older DVW-700 Digibeta camcorder alive for some friends of mine. Their camera seems to be stuck with the test ramp enabled and there seems to be no way to turn it off. When acces
Color bars?
by Graham Dickinson 6 years ago
Did Apple not include bars and tone on fcpx If they are in the program can anybody tell me where to find them
Re: Color bars?
by Tom Matthies 6 years ago
Letterbox + Pillerbox = Letterbox E=MC2+ -2db
FCPX = Ampex Ace
by Chris Jacek 6 years ago
For those who remember editing in the pre-NLE days, I wondered if you agree with this simple analogy. The Ampex Ace was a powerful editing system, that was a bit quirky when compared with CMX, Sony, o
Re: FCPX = Ampex Ace
by Tom Matthies 6 years ago
Ah, I remember edit 4 at Optimus in Chicago. Ampex ACE, Century 330 switcher, Beta BVW75's and VPR3's for decks, Chyron Scribe and a couple of channels of ADO. A day of renting that room for editing w
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]