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Seeking User Manual or Info For Sony DVR-28 D2 Deck
by Michael Gerrity 3 months ago
My company just acquired some Sony DVR-28 D2 decks for transferring old tapes. They didn't come with, nor have I been able to find, a user manual. Would anybody be able to point me in the right direct
Re: Seeking User Manual or Info For Sony DVR-28 D2 Deck
by Tom Matthies 3 weeks ago
I'm looking at a photo of the back of the DVR28 deck and it would appear to have SDI I O. Any I O within the blue boarder graphics will be digital. The Serial A V BNC connectors should be SDI unless t
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Merge clips in timeline horizontally into 1 clip
by raju bhai 5 months ago
Hi, i am using FCP7. I have a clip that i chopped up on the timeline and reassembled the frames ina different order. Now i want to combine these back into 1 clip. ( I need to make it 1 clip because i
Re: Merge clips in timeline horizontally into 1 clip
by Tom Matthies 4 months ago
Or simply Nest the clips... Not my monkeys. Not my circus.
Can anyone repair lithium gold mount batteries? Nick, Colorado USA based
by Nick Teti 5 months ago
Hello, can anyone repair recell a BP130 Lithium gold mount battery for a camera If so, please let me know the cost. The battery is in a plastic case and is a INIK brand, that looks similar to others.
Re: Can anyone repair lithium gold mount batteries? Nick, Colorado USA based
by Tom Matthies 4 months ago
http: www.ritterbattery.com index.html Not my monkeys. Not my circus.
Advice Please ASAP: How to edit Power Point Builds into FCP7 Timeline.
by Ned Miller 10 months ago
Anybody who can help me with this, if you email me or call and we can do a Face Time, I'll give you $50! I am trying to edit in the PP slides but realize that many of them have builds, yet I only have
Re: Advice Please ASAP: How to edit Power Point Builds into FCP7 Timeline.
by Tom Matthies 10 months ago
Can you open your file in PowerPoint Is it a .ppt If it is, you should be able to open it and edit the slides and output .jpg's or .png's of the slides. Just export each part of the build as a separat
Recorded file not in focus from HPX370
by Francis Leenders 10 months ago
Have read the posts on focus problems with this camera, but here is one I haven t seen. EVF any LED screen show sharp focus zoomed in all the way. Still looks focused after zooming all the way out and
Re: Recorded file not in focus from HPX370
by Tom Matthies 10 months ago
Just had this happen to me this weekend. I shot outside in bright sunlight and forgot to dial in ND Filter 4, instead shooting on Filter 3 with the lens stopped down to a very small opening. It was so
DataVideo TBC-5000 - What is This VTR Setting?
by Michael Gerrity 10 months ago
I'm digitizing old VHS tapes and I'm running all of the VCRs through the DataVideo TBC-5000. For each input, there is a dip switch to toggle what the manual calls, "VTR: Revision picture quality when
Re: DataVideo TBC-5000 - What is This VTR Setting?
by Tom Matthies 10 months ago
I'm going to guess that the switches set the inputs to deal with the less than stable outputs from a VTR as opposed to the more or less stable outputs from a source like a camera. It may switch it int
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prores 422(LT) with 48khz audio still requires rendering
by raju bhai 10 months ago
Hi, I am using FCP7 I have a video that i transcoded to prores 422(LT). I have a separate audio file that i am dropping into the timeline. I exported the audio at 48khz 24bit so it would be compatible
Re: prores 422(LT) with 48khz audio still requires rendering
by Tom Matthies 10 months ago
What file format is the audio AIFF, Mp3, WAV Not my monkeys. Not my circus.
Custom control surfaces
by Brendon Rathbone 7 years ago
I was just reading about someone looking to build their own tactile surfaces for other applications and thought I'd check your guys opinions on whether this might be possible for Resolve. One of the p
Re: Custom control surfaces
by Tom Matthies 10 months ago
Hi Glenn Where can I purchase a Beatstop for Resolve I can find the "generic" version online but not the version specific for Resolve with the labeled keys. Thanks, Tom Not my monkeys. Not my circus.
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More Closed Captioning control?
by Tom Matthies 11 months ago
I am running Resolve 15b2 and have been futzing with the Sub Title feature. I have an edited 30 sec. spot that I am adding closed captions to. It's a very simple spot but it has a graphic across the l
Re: More Closed Captioning control?
by Joseph Owens 11 months ago
Tom Matthies "Is there a way to "force" the caption position typeface style into the captions " Closed Captions 608 708 https: en.wikipedia.org wiki EIA-608 don't actrually have a style or typeface,
Cannot get Resolve 15 to load-Part Two
by Tom Matthies 12 months ago
I got Resolve 15 Studio to run last week with the help from a couple of posts below. Seemed to be working well. I was working in Fusion last Friday , saved and shut it down for the weekend. I opened u
Cannot get Resolve 15 to load
by Tom Matthies 1 year ago
Posting in this forum as well as the Resolve forum Downloaded and installed Resolve 15 beta today. I uninstalled Resolve 14 first. The first time I ran it it got up to the point where it asked to upda
Re: Cannot get Resolve 15 to load
by Tom Matthies 12 months ago
Thank you for the suggestion. I reinstalled v15 without first deleting v14 and it seems to have worked. I can get v15 to open now and it seems to be working so far. Thanks! Not my monkeys. Not my circ
Cannot get Resolve 15 to load
by Tom Matthies 1 year ago
Downloaded and installed Resolve 15 beta today. I uninstalled Resolve 14 first. The first time I ran it it got up to the point where it asked to update the database, which I OK'ed. It then started up,
Re: Cannot get Resolve 15 to load
by Tom Matthies 1 year ago
Looking at the system, it seems to have a AMD Radeon R9 M380 GPU and not an Nvidia GPU. Not my monkeys. Not my circus.
External video recorder in 4:2:0
by Sebastian Fudali 1 year ago
Hello. To avoid recording to tape I'm looking for an external video recorder, nothing fancy 4:2:0 will suffice, with bitrate on AVCHD DV levels. I do not need 4:2:2 and overkill large files, I do not
Re: External video recorder in 4:2:0
by Tom Matthies 1 year ago
You can't beat the price on the Blackmagic Design Hyperdeck Studio Mini. https: www.blackmagicdesign.com products hyperdeckstudiomini Not my monkeys. Not my circus.
panning single channel of audio to center
by Tom Matthies 1 year ago
I have what seems to be a simple question. I have a bunch of clips provided to me with interview audio only on the left (Ch1) channel. All I'm looking to do is to pan the audio in the timeline to cent
Re: panning single channel of audio to center
by Tom Matthies 1 year ago
Well...I found a quick way to do this. Nit sure if it's the right way but it works in this case. Highlight the clip. Go to Clip Attributes Audio. Change the clip from Mono to Stereo. In the pull down
What are the fastest/faster 2.5" Laptop drives from 1-5TB or so?
by Rachael Busher 1 year ago
Self explanatory, curious which drives keep up well with the fast modern SD cards like UHS-2 and such for data offloading in the field. I have a concern about "shingled drives" because what i've read
Re: What are the fastest/faster 2.5" Laptop drives from 1-5TB or so?
by Tom Matthies 1 year ago
It would seem, at least for now, that SMR drives are substantially slower than PMR drives but they can hold huge amounts of data per platter. Not my monkeys. Not my circus.
Network standards for live HD TV broadcast?
by Colby Fitch 1 year ago
I'm trying to find out what the general standards are (as required by major TV networks) for live HD programming, along with typical costs and or equipment needed. Any help is much appreciated! Thanks
Re: Network standards for live HD TV broadcast?
by Tom Matthies 1 year ago
You will probably need Closed Captioning as well. Just about every network requires this now... Not my monkeys. Not my circus.
DF vs NDF
by Olivier Prudhomme 1 year ago
I work to a TV station. We used to deliver NDF and now we're asked to switch to NDF. My post supervisor mentioned he thinks this switch will mess up our workflow but he doesn't remember how specifical
Re: DF vs NDF
by Tom Matthies 1 year ago
How long are your finished sequences 30 second spots It really won't matter one way or the other. Longer sequences or programs for broadcast-yes it still matters. Video doesn't run at a true 30fps but
Shooting footage inside a wall.. best work flow?
by Steve Berlowski 2 years 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 1 year 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 12 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 1 year 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 2 years 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 1 year 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 9 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 2 years 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 years 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 years 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 years 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 years ago
Edit everything in 10 bit. Not my monkeys. Not my circus.
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Why so complicated to do green screen keying in Resolve?
by Duke Sweden 2 years 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 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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
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Format Question for old-Timers :)
by James Dow 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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
Moving White Bar on Video Monitor
by Jim Culp 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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
LiveType project settings for 1080p timeline?
by Bobby Hall 2 years 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 2 years ago
If it's just a static graphic, just use 1080i. It will look fine. Not my monkeys. Not my circus.
Good mics to use with cell phones?
by Neil Orman 2 years 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 2 years 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
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Multicamera Sports Event Equipment
by Rory Puddle 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
That will work. Not my monkeys. Not my circus.
Client / Boss Monitor
by Todd Thompson 2 years 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 2 years 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
FAR Out there Q: Live motion tracking for virtual set?
by Ted Bragg 3 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 3 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 4 years ago
http: www.sonycreativesoftware.com catalystedit keycode=65066
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Re: Another player enters.
by Tom Matthies 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 6 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 6 years ago
Thanks Stephen. Works like a charm. I love easy answers. E=MC2+ -2db
Modify Ease In + Ease Out Curves
by Sandeep Sajeev 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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
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