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Tom Sefton

8 years as a professional video producer, media producer, designer, installer, live show manager, equipment seller and consultant.

And a dogsbody.
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July 22nd 2008
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Oculus rift with fcpx
by Tom Sefton 3 days ago
Has anyone here used the oculus rift with fcpx or fusion, or even Adobe premiere Specifically with a Mac, and if so how did it go Co-owner at Pollen Studio www.pollenstudio.co.uk
Re: Oculus rift with fcpx
by Tom Sefton 2 days ago
Yes was hoping to use this - does it work ok for full stereo VR, and are there any limitations to playback with the new Mac Pro Got some large projects coming up requiring stereo VR delivery and eithe
Can my client use this for promotion ?
by Shaheer Shahid 1 week ago
Hello, A client who runs a chain of stores in England has asked me to create a project in which he has provided me with footage which his crew made of various locations in London. All footage is showi
Re: Can my client use this for promotion ?
by Tom Sefton 3 days ago
Yes, if you've paid shutterstock for the footage and the billboards are supplied with motion tracked green, then use it for whatever you want - shutterstock should give you their terms but it sounds f
OT: Case Studies
by Oliver Peters 6 days ago
New "Mindhunter" and "6 Below" videos here: https: www.adobe.com creativecloud video customer-stories.html Good for a lively weekend! Now if only ProApps marketing would step up to the plate Yes, thes
Re: OT: Case Studies
by Tom Sefton 3 days ago
Ha. I think Fincher is a red believer through and through, I think he can ask those guys for anything after using red on some of his biggest films. Co-owner at Pollen Studio www.pollenstudio.co.uk
AVID Presentation Thurs at KeyCode - the natives were restless.
by Bill Davis 5 days ago
https: www.facebook.com Avid videos 10155071293607525 The Q&A was ... difficult. Props to AVID for facing their customers this way. Two hour video - the Q&A starts about :45 min in. The NLE biz is def
Re: AVID Presentation Thurs at KeyCode - the natives were restless.
by Tom Sefton 4 days ago
I've had someone contact me from Apple based on what was written in a post on this forum.... Spooky Co-owner at Pollen Studio www.pollenstudio.co.uk
Creating a Video Team for a Social Media Platform
by Willis Omondi 7 days ago
I have this Unique scenario and requires me to put together a social media team comprising of a video team. What are your recommendations for putting together a video team for social media Also what t
Re: Creating a Video Team for a Social Media Platform
by Todd Terry 6 days ago
Tom is on FIRE these days..... T2 __________________________________ Todd Terry Creative Director Fantastic Plastic Entertainment, Inc. fantasticplastic.com
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Tom Sefton liked this 5 days ago
RED 8k camera, a sign of things to come from apple?
by Andre van Berlo 2 weeks ago
A few days ago i read an article from some apple rumours site that apple might be building a new 8K display to go along with the 2018 mac pro. ( http: www.macworld.co.uk news mac new-apple-8k-retina-d
Re: RED 8k camera, a sign of things to come from apple?
by Tom Sefton 7 days ago
Yeah I thought that might happen. The OZO gives fantastically average image quality and needs the use of the proprietary software to deliver actual VR rather than 360. My money is on blackmagic to del
motion graphics and video editing.
by Joe Clark 3 weeks ago
Hello, I'm here today to show you a site that I've been working on for quite a while now; our aim is to eventually be the number 1 provider of FREE stock video & best motion graphics video. We have a
Re: motion graphics and video editing.
by Todd Terry 3 weeks ago
Best COW reply ever. {respectful bowing} T2 __________________________________ Todd Terry Creative Director Fantastic Plastic Entertainment, Inc. fantasticplastic.com
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How to know the value of your work?
by felix labelle 4 weeks ago
Hi, I begin the post-production business and it was one of my first contract. So, I did a contract with a company to make 6 videos tutorials (how to use their website and other features) in french and
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Alex Kim liked this 3 weeks ago
Re: How to know the value of your work?
by Tom Sefton 4 weeks ago
Your first contract was to deliver the films for a set price. Your client then took work from you to reduce your workload and have someone else complete the translations. I can see why they might feel
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find software for video marketing?
by Joe Clark 1 month ago
Hi everybody, I'd like to know why Video Marketing works and why more people are using it as as a key to their online strategy Are you using video marketing I don't seem to be able to find a solid ans
Re: find software for video marketing?
by Tom Sefton 4 weeks ago
If you can give us a really good price for this one, we will definitely be getting so much more work done with you in the future. Co-owner at Pollen Studio www.pollenstudio.co.uk
This video is what the forum is all about
by andy patterson 1 month ago
I want to thank the Creative Cow for having this forum. It is a good place filled with interesting information. Having said that this forum is titled Apple Final Cut Pro Debates for a reason. This for
Re: This video is what the forum is all about
by Neil Goodman 1 month ago
andy patterson "edit more efficient than Jesus when using Premiere Pro. " That should be an Adobe banner on the cow.
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Don't you hate it???
by Todd Terry 2 months ago
Just an exasperated rant I thought I'd share... We're prepping for a big location shoot tomorrow... and found this little blue screw in the bottom of the main camera case... It's not too unusual for s
Re: Don't you hate it???
by Tom Sefton 2 months ago
Matte box. Looks exactly like the matte box screws that always fall out whenever we are travelling to a shoot. Co-owner at Pollen Studio www.pollenstudio.co.uk
Rant with a question
by Roy Schneider 2 months ago
Good Morning Everyone: I hope everyone is doing well. This will most likely come across as a rant in the form of a question (sorry it is so long). I had n eclectic client approach me to create an inte
Re: Rant with a question
by Tom Sefton 2 months ago
Avatar from a kids party. I love a challenge. Co-owner at Pollen Studio www.pollenstudio.co.uk
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Is it just me?
by Steve Connor 4 months ago
Or is this place a lot less fun that it used to be Seems to be dominated by people that don't actually use or particularly like FCPX and those that do are increasingly not posting.
Re: Is it just me?
by Walter Soyka 4 months ago
If you read the history of this forum before you arrived, you'll find a lot of people have criticized FCPX baselessly. You'll also find discussion around Quick Sync and Liquid and a great many other t
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Tom Sefton liked this 4 months ago
why my wife is awesome (and why so many of you are losers - including me)
by Bob Zelin 4 months ago
Hi - today, I discovered that when I went to my website - bobzelin.com, I could see the pages, but I could not see any of the images (the facilities that I built). This is a Google Sites website that
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clyde villegas liked this 2 months ago
Re: why my wife is awesome (and why so many of you are losers - including me)
by Todd Terry 4 months ago
Yes, Bob owes at least a new pair of shoes... BUT.... And let me preface this by saying, I am sincerely not trying to be snarky or mean-spirited... just trying to make a sincere observation... Bob pri
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Tom Sefton liked this 4 months ago
BrickSculpting and Classical Conditioning.
by Bill Davis 4 months ago
Catching up on the threads today I found myself thinking about how I learned to swim decades ago. The pool our family frequented as respite from the summer heat, had a swimming instructor named Joe, w
Re: Learning
by Chris Harlan 4 months ago
Just for the record--I have never, ever even remotely thought: Hey! That Shawn, he has a hard time grasping analogies. I have found, over the years, that have superior skills in both producing and und
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Tom Sefton liked this 4 months ago
iMac 5K kernel panic with AME
by Will Duncan 4 months ago
I came up short digging into this issue with Google and didn't even bother to call Apple for support, so I figured I'd drop a post in here to see if anybody else is seeing this problem or might be abl
Re: iMac 5K kernel panic with AME
by Tom Sefton 4 months ago
I'm seeing this issue at random on a Mac Pro when rendering r3d to either h264 or prores. There initially was some correlation with the render hitting 8K footage from an epic-w but the last couple of
Premiere terribly sluggish after manipulating titles
by Neil Gowan 5 months ago
I'm working on a demanding project including hundreds of hours of 4k footage, mostly ProRes but some .mp4 from GoPro, DJI, GH4, as well as hundreds of .jpgs. I would expect this kind of project to pus
Re: Premiere terribly sluggish after manipulating titles
by Tom Sefton 4 months ago
Same as Neil, all files on a gtech studio xl raid at raid 5 and half full, with performance still up to 1000mb s for read speeds I've tried cleaning the cache but this hasn't helped. That's 2 projects
Repeated Crash when importing .tiff
by Tom Sefton 5 months ago
Anybody else experience this Latest version of CC2017 Premiere. Tiff file exported from Ae with RGB plus Alpha. On import, Pr has spinning wheel, then crash... Co-owner at Pollen Studio www.pollenstud
Re: Repeated Crash when importing .tiff
by Tom Sefton 5 months ago
Just to add to this, the problem is now occurring with .mp3 files - in 2 different projects. One is a large project from a library over 1.8TB in size, the other from a small project with less than a f
Repeated Crash when exporting .h264
by Tom Sefton 5 months ago
Timeline made up of Red Epic-W, Epic Dragon and Scarlet footage at a mixture of 4K, 5K, 6K and 8K resolution final output from the r3d files. Some clips are 75fps but with speed changes and optical fl
Re: Repeated Crash when exporting .h264
by Tom Sefton 5 months ago
Got the timeline to export to prores 4444 - seems like it was crashing as it hits the epic-w 8k footage. Prores to h264 has worked ok so presume it's the step from r3d to h264 with 8k epic-w footage c
Adobe updates
by Oliver Peters 6 months ago
Let the kibitzing begin! https: www.provideocoalition.com adobe-updates-premiere-pro-cc-april-2017 And a deeper dive: https: www.youtube.com watch v=zQy3eFIXF4k And a couple on After Effects, too: htt
Re: Adobe updates
by Oliver Peters 6 months ago
Robin S. Kurz "Huh Then I guess I have no clue what you even mean by "multiclip Motion composition", " Place several clips in an FCPX sequence (project). Mix of primary and connected. No audio needed
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Tom Sefton liked this 6 months ago
Competitive pricing for a chroma-key
by Jack Steiner 7 months ago
I'm opening a chroma-key studio very soon in Europe.. Chroma-key studio will be 1000 square meters with a length of 20 feet and a professional high-end lighting setup, two make-up rooms and extra prop
Re: Competitive pricing for a chroma-key
by Tom Sefton 7 months ago
Whereabouts I've paid 1200 per day for a great studio in London and less than 400 for a studio in Leeds. Location is pretty important... Co-owner at Pollen Studio www.pollenstudio.co.uk
Prem vs FCPX - Panels
by Oliver Peters 8 months ago
Since this is a debate forum and it's a Friday, what are your thoughts about Adobe's Premiere Pro panels architecture This seems to be a key enabler for many third party developers building add-ins to
Re: Prem vs FCPX - Panels
by Jeff Markgraf 8 months ago
andy patterson "Don't back out on me, dude. " Ahem..."dude"...Did I suddenly get time-warped back to middle school Good heavens. Take a pill. Or something. No trolling here. I leave that to the usual
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Tom Sefton liked this 8 months ago
Just Business...
by Bill Davis 8 months ago
I woke up to an in-box was full of comments from friends in the UK about this... http: www.express.co.uk life-style science-technology 762119 Adobe-Creative-Cloud-price-rise-anger-UK-subscription-deal
Re: Just Business...
by Tony West 8 months ago
andy patterson "I stayed after class on my own dime many times. I love teaching the classes." That's cool. Maybe you could teach all three on your own dime and report back here how it went.
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Tom Sefton liked this 8 months ago
MY RED Footage is noisy (Any advice is appreciated)
by Inch Bunmi 10 months ago
Just started shooting on the red epic and I can't seem to eliminate the noise I get. Metadata:
Re: MY RED Footage is noisy (Any advice is appreciated)
by Tom Sefton 10 months ago
First shoot with red It's not as good in low light as you'd think and without the lowlight OLPF you can't really go past 1200ISO due to noisy blacks. In redcine x you can try and reduce noise and grai
Editing 6k RED stutter-free?
by Tom Durham 10 months ago
Hey folks! I'm thinking of shooting a feature on a Dragon at 6k, editing on a 4k timeline for a 4k master. Has anyone done something similar and had a good (stutter-free) editing experience If so, wha
Re: Editing 6k RED stutter-free?
by Tom Sefton 10 months ago
New Mac Pro 8 core with 64GB ram and d700 GPU. Footage on Gtech studio XL thunderbolt RAID. Editing using FCPX gives best performance by miles, good resolution and stutter free playback. Co-owner at P
R3D extension PPro CS6- One File works, all the others don't!
by John Reader 11 months ago
Hi Running a Premiere Pro CS6 system on Windows7. Client has a bunch of files shot with RED a few days ago. Haven't edited RED in the past, so I downloaded a sample file off the website yesterday to m
Re: R3D extension PPro CS6- One File works, all the others don't!
by Tom Sefton 11 months ago
If it was shot on the newer dragon colourspace or even the weapon colourspace, this might explain it. You can download the red workflow files you need from the red website. Co-owner at Pollen Studio w
Non standard resolution/aspect ratio projects
by Tom Sefton 1 year ago
Hi - just starting a new project for an ultra wide projection, and was hoping to use FCPX, but want to understand the best way to start the project. The resolution settings will be at 16:10 aspect rat
Re: Non standard resolution/aspect ratio projects
by Tom Sefton 1 year ago
Ok cool - thanks for quick reply. Suppose it's an adjustment of the way you think of the properties of the clip because if you set an ultra widescreen project and then import a 6K clip that should be
Latest 360 Project
by Tom Sefton 1 year ago
Hi all, We were recently employed for filming and DIT services for this music video for Kyla La Grange in the UK. Visualise completed the post production, and the finished result looks great. We filme
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Walter Soyka liked this 1 year ago
Re: Latest 360 Project
by Tom Sefton 1 year ago
Thanks Walter - yes really interesting concept. The choreography and dancing was incredible to give us the chance to film at different frame rates, and even in reverse....! Co-owner at Pollen Studio w
Expensive, high end cameras + Atomos Ninja 2....why?
by Duke Sweden 1 year ago
I just bought a Ninja 2 to use with my Nikon D5500. While doing some research about the Ninja 2 I noticed that 95% of the videos on youtube and vimeo have to do with the Ninja 2 and high end cameras l
Re: Expensive, high end cameras + Atomos Ninja 2....why?
by Tom Sefton 1 year ago
It adds a ProRes feed direct from sensor on high end red cameras. It's not a shortcoming at all - it's only since the release of the weapon that any camera has been able to record in raw and ProRes si
Alert on project. How to find missed items in a project?
by federico betta 2 years ago
Hi to all, I've a Project in library browser with an Alert icon. Checking in Timeline Index, every clip in the Project is present. Maybe something else is gone (like clip in subclip, effect, generator
Re: Alert on project. How to find missed items in a project?
by Tom Sefton 2 years ago
If you don't think anything is missing, try highlighting all clips in the project and hitting cmd + c. This gets rid of the warning most times Co-owner at Pollen Studio www.pollenstudio.co.uk
question about setting up keying
by Chris Wright 2 years ago
first off, I've read Adobe's whitepaper on native r3d imports and I believe it has errors.... Namely, interpreting r3d as rec. 709 and a working space Rec. 709. THAT would lose quality from REDLogFilm
Re: question about setting up keying
by Tom Sefton 2 years ago
Fantastic - thanks for this Chris. Co-owner at Pollen Studio www.pollenstudio.co.uk
Audio waveform and multicam performance
by Tom Sefton 2 years ago
Don't know if anyone else has experienced this but after being on location for 10 days I had to ingest and cut with a Macbook Pro Retina rather than a Mac Pro. After coming home I've tested performanc
Re: Audio waveform and multicam performance
by Tom Sefton 2 years ago
I did wonder if there was a fault on the Mac Pro, but the same thing occurs with all 3 of our machines. Each has different processors but all have max ram and d700s. Maybe I should have bought one of
multicam taking aaaaaaaages.....still
by Tom Sefton 2 years ago
Hi, Had this problem intermittently before and it is now getting really frustrating. FCPX 10.2.2 on a new mac pro that is maxed out for performance is taking aaaaaages to generate a multicam sequence.
Re: multicam taking aaaaaaaages.....still
by Tom Sefton 2 years ago
Hi Guys, Thanks for all the tips with this - I found that the best workflow was tagging everything for camera angle and camera name, and then adding markers to the clapperboard for each angle before c
Hail, Caesar! - Deadpool - Zoolander 2
by Scott Roberts 2 years ago
I haven't had a lot of time to write as much as I'd like to lately (I mean, I guess I am getting married this weekend...), but I still managed to sneak in a few movies recently, and if I don't spit ou
Re: Hail, Caesar! - Deadpool - Zoolander 2
by Tom Sefton 2 years ago
Zoolander 2 is one of the few movies that the sizzle reel they cut together for the teaser adverts couldn't even raise a chuckle from anyone around me in the cinema. Co-owner at Pollen Studio www.poll
syncing multicam clips taking aaaaaaages
by Tom Sefton 2 years ago
Hi, Don't know if anyone has some thoughts they can share. I'm a long way through a really intensive project with FCPX and it has handled it really well, with some of the updates bringing serious spee
Re: syncing multicam clips taking aaaaaaages
by Tom Sefton 2 years ago
Thanks Jeff. I most certainly could do with a break! I'll try the markers tip..! Co-owner at Pollen Studio www.pollenstudio.co.uk
Problems with R3D-Files
by Philipp Müller 2 years ago
Hi Guys, I have a huge problem with my r3d-Files shot on two RED ONEs this July. This year I bought a new Laptop on which I wanted to edit those files shot in July. I have a Lenovo Y70-70 with followi
Re: Problems with R3D-Files
by Tom Sefton 2 years ago
Unfortunately there isn't one perfect for solution that will always help to play r3d files back. You need a combination of very fast storage, more than 64GB ram, dual GPUs of at least 4GB each and the
RED Dragon footage render times
by Gina Sarentino 2 years ago
Hey all, Im doing some 3d work with my 5k red dragon footages. I work in after effects and c4d,and i have set my export settings in ame to h.264, 1920x1080 and 1 vbr with a bit rate of 50min and 55 ma
Re: RED Dragon footage render times
by Tom Sefton 2 years ago
Render to a ProRes or QuickTime lossless format from Ae and then encode to h264. Ae is bad at encoding direct to h264. Co-owner at Pollen Studio www.pollenstudio.co.uk
Bad Movies
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
There is little other way to say it - some movies should not be made. Last night my wife brought home the Fifty Shades of Gray DVD. This movie was so bad. I forced myself to pay attention and just cou
Re: Bad Movies
by Tom Sefton 2 years ago
The holiday, starring Cameron Diaz, Jude law, Kate winslet and jack black. It's probably the most God awful simpering piece of garbage I've ever seen. It is so bad I walked out of the cinema and had m
First time Epic Dragon 5k Download Workflow
by Mónica Calderón 2 years ago
Hello guys, I'm a video editor that has worked mostly with footage from HDSLRs. I was asked to be a footage downloader on a project but they are using the Red Dragon and shooting 5K. I have never work
Re: First time Epic Dragon 5k Download Workflow
by Tom Sefton 2 years ago
Yes redcine x is as fast as any other piece of software for encoding to ProRes. You can also figure out your looks for each shot before encoding and then load looks back to the camera so your DoP can
ProRes capture via BMD in CC 2014?
by Jimmy Brunger 2 years ago
Really hoping someone can help I previously was able to capture from tape (using a decklink HD extreme) straight to ProRes422 quicktime with PPro CC2014 and mac OS 10.8.5 For various reasons I had to
Re: ProRes capture via BMD in CC 2014?
by Tom Sefton 2 years ago
Have you tried using Blackmagic Media Express for the capture Co-owner at Pollen Studio www.pollenstudio.co.uk
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
by Scott Roberts 2 years ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=iqyPMyC2T0s I was never really a *big* fan of Nirvana, or the philosophical lyrics of their lead singer Kurt Cobain. I mean, I was under ten years old when they reached
Re: Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
by Tom Sefton 2 years ago
Top stuff guys. Love the reviews but loved the film even more. I really liked the ending. It felt right for the subject matter and had me thinking about how nirvana didn't do fade outs on their songs.
Better Call Saul - better than Breaking Bad?
by Mark Suszko 3 years ago
I think it might just be. This show has some of the most incredible writing, acting, and direction editing I've ever seen. It's like Vince Gilligan distilled everything he learned while making BB and
Re: Better Call Saul - better than Breaking Bad?
by Tom Sefton 3 years ago
If it's possible, the writing might just be better! The one thing it doesn't have is Bryan Cranston. He is incredible. Co-owner at Pollen Studio www.pollenstudio.co.uk
How to achieve this time-lapse?
by Stijn Hoekstra 3 years ago
I'm wondering what the best way is to achieve this sort of time-lapse. I would also like to film the part when the hair is done, the camera goes back to 25fps. https: www.youtube.com watch v=LOyVvpXRX
Re: How to achieve this time-lapse?
by Tom Sefton 3 years ago
This is more like a VFX shoot with reference frames being used on an external monitor to help with continuity. Shoot the time-lapse at 1fps, then use a reference monitor to align and shoot the dissolv
Terrible impossible grain problem
by Charlie Hughes 3 years ago
EF Black Magic Cinema Camera Tokima 11-16 F2.8 Available bedroom lighting. Hi there, I have no business with this camera so I'm hoping the problem is in my lack of skill here, I never shoot RAW becaus
Re: Terrible impossible grain problem
by Tom Sefton 3 years ago
BMCC has never been a good camera for low light, even with lenses that go as fast as 1.4 and ISO up to 800. Use more light. You can always reduce this down in post. Even Red needs lots of light - the
My TOP new BMCC RIG.... Now I need a heavy tripod!!!
by Ali Quintana 3 years ago
Got this great Rig for my BMCC. thing is its way too heavy for the tripod I lend from my friend (Mamfroto). Any one suggest a good heavy tripod with smooth pan and tilt. Around US 1000,-, maybe even s
Re: My TOP new BMCC RIG.... Now I need a heavy tripod!!!
by Tom Sefton 3 years ago
Vinten pro 10 but that won't be $1000... Co-owner at Pollen Studio www.pollenstudio.co.uk
Kubrick and room 237
by Tom Sefton 3 years ago
Has anyone watched the documentary on room 237 and then watched The Shining. An awful lot of theories, but an interesting piece and something to spark conversation about a truly wonderful film.
Re: Kubrick and room 237
by Tom Sefton 3 years ago
I kind of meant that the shining was wonderful and that the documentary would bring some interesting conversation about the raft of imagery in it.
How do I rent a live monkey for a video shoot?
by Stephen Pickering 3 years ago
Hi there, I have two questions. First, my shoot will probably take place in Madison, WI. I Googled "madison monkey rentals" and found one company who rents monkeys, unfortunately it's not the ideal sp
Re: How do I rent a live monkey for a video shoot?
by Tom Sefton 3 years ago
If you manage to get a monkey, I will happily fly from England to work as a monkey fluffer or gear lackey on this shoot.
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4K Prores Playback slow and choppy on PC
by Adam Eurich 3 years ago
I hope some of you computer guys out there can help me out. I have a year old Alienware i7 rig with 16gb of RAM a GTX650 video card and RAID array to store my media. I can playback 4k h264 GH4 footage
Re: 4K Prores Playback slow and choppy on PC
by Tom Sefton 3 years ago
Where is the media stored and what are your disk speeds with blackmagic disk speed test
Resolve freezing during render
by Tom Sefton 3 years ago
Hi Having issues with Resolve when rendering a 4K r3d timeline to 4K ProRes LT proxies. We have 12 timelines cued up with about 40 clips in each and are rendering each one to multiple files from origi
Re: solve freezing during render
by Tom Sefton 3 years ago
App nap might have been a red herring. Still doing it.
Series Neglect: TV Shows That I've Abandoned
by Scott Roberts 3 years ago
I just finished watching American Horror Story: Freak Show, which was my first foray into any American Horror Story season. It was, uh, interesting Maybe To be honest, it was kind of a meandering, blo
Re: Series Neglect: TV Shows That I've Abandoned
by Tom Sefton 3 years ago
How could you abandon sopranos Best show ever!!
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