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Digital Signage Rotation with EP4320
by Ted Irving 3 weeks ago
couldn't find another CC forum for digital signage so hopefully I get some help here. It's been hard as hell to create content shot in 16:9 for a vertical monitor. This monitor has no rotation functio
Re: Digital Signage Rotation with EP4320
by Vince Becquiot 2 weeks ago
The way this usually works: You would design in 9:16, then use Premiere (or free editing software like Resolve) or After effects to drop that sequence composition into a 16:9 one and export as 16:9. J
Problem with Logitech c922 webcam quality
by Neil Orman 2 months ago
I'm not sure why, but video quality from this fairly new Logitech c922 webcam I got doesn't look good. A link to sample video is https: vimeo.com 331848730, with password: webcam, using first this web
Re: Problem with Logitech c922 webcam quality
by Vince Becquiot 2 months ago
Hi Neil, I'd say this looks VERY good for a Logitech webcam. This is a $75 consumer item. Compare that to a Prosumer camera that will start at $3000 :-) Vince Becquiot Indigo Live Kaptis Media San Fra
Red Line newest update
by Jake Kranz 3 months ago
I don't understand why I should be getting a red line on my timeline with regular high definition footage. with 4 k it's sometimes lags. Never had this with earlier versions . I also Updated my driver
Re: Red Line newest update
by Vince Becquiot 3 months ago
Is the red on with no effects It's normal with non-accelerated effects. And what's the format on that footage Vince Becquiot Indigo Live Kaptis Media San Francisco Bay Area
Stripes / lines on footage
by Fabricio Lima 3 months ago
I filmed a live concert with Sonys A7s II and I'm currently in the editing process. Some of the footage came with these stripes line which I thought it would a frequency difference between the camera
Re: Stripes / lines on footage
by Vince Becquiot 3 months ago
I think you're right, this looks like cheap LED lights shutter issue, although it doesn't look like your typical roll. The lower end LED lights dim by simply decreasing refresh rate. Probably not some
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Seeking suggestions for economical angled floor stand for confidence monitors
by James Dow 4 months ago
I see lots of $600+ options out there. Any suggestions for something that looks good, but is less expensive Thanks, JPD JPD
Re: Seeking suggestions for economical angled floor stand for confidence monitors
by Vince Becquiot 4 months ago
I like these so that I don't lose the bottom portion of the screen: https: www.amazon.com Stage-RS6000-Foldable-Tiltback-Stand dp B0075DO5K6 ref=sr_1_12 keywords=amp+stand&qid=1551144951&s=musical-ins
Video projection with multiple audio tracks
by Philip James 6 months ago
I am going to be projecting a 42 min HD video file from my MacBook Pro at a live performance. I want to play out 8 separate audio tracks, ideally as part of the video file. I'll output those audio tra
Re: Video projection with multiple audio tracks
by Vince Becquiot 6 months ago
You should be able to send out multiple channels of audio from pretty much any playback software. This will be handled by the OSX audio hardware settings. You should look into a USB I O interface like
Drop Shadow not translating correctly from Photoshop to Premiere
by Cody Pyper 6 months ago
Hello, I am having trouble getting a drop shadow that is applied in Photoshop, to translate to Premiere correctly. I think it is something with the alpha channel, but I just can't get it to work right
Re: Drop Shadow not translating correctly from Photoshop to Premiere
by Vince Becquiot 6 months ago
Try rasterizing and combining all layers in Photoshop first. Or export as a PNG. Vince Becquiot Indigo Live Kaptis Media San Francisco Bay Area
New update
by Oliver Peters 6 months ago
There are new Premiere, AE, AME, Lightroom, etc updates today. Be careful, though. There's a new button to enable "auto-update" when you start to update. Be careful not to accidentally blow by that on
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Re: New update
by Vince Becquiot 6 months ago
Prores export on Windows which is pretty sweet! Vince Becquiot Indigo Live Kaptis Media San Francisco Bay Area
Favorite long-term storage solutions
by tad newberry 7 months ago
Howdy, I haven't been here much lately, just muddling through with my work as best i can. For the last couple years, i've been a fan of transferring all my data (especially raw footage) to BluRay disc
Re: Favorite long-term storage solutions
by Vince Becquiot 7 months ago
LTO tape is still the safest way to go. If you are going to store on hard drives, I would recommend one of these cases to keep humidity away: https: turtlecase.com collections 3-5-hard-drive-cases pro
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Major encoding problems tempting me to switch from PP (PC) to PP or FCP (MAC)
by Daniel Corcoran 7 months ago
Hi everyone, I wondered how successful I would be switching from PP2019 on PC to a MAC (maybe FCP) system (never used either of these) and importing an important 90 minute timeline I urgently need to
Re: Major encoding problems tempting me to switch from PP (PC) to PP or FCP (MAC)
by Vince Becquiot 7 months ago
Was your project originally created in CS5 That's a big jump and I would expect some issues as well. Bringing that project to Mac may work, or make it worse. What format are you encoding to Why not ju
Tips and suggestions on hard drive types and setup
by Tom Smith 7 months ago
Looking to get a new drive setup for a new build and wondering about some things. Was going to do two 1tb SSDs in Raid with the media files, and a 1Tb Nvme drive with the cache and proj files with the
Re: Tips and suggestions on hard drive types and setup
by Vince Becquiot 7 months ago
Your dropped frames on GoPro is normal. It s super compressed and requires huge CPU load to decode. So in theory, you should be using proxies with an intermediate codec like Prores or DNX HD for playb
How Can I make a sound sounds smaller?
by yasmina el kacemi 7 months ago
Hi everyone, here's the problem I'm mixing the audio of my video. I've found the perfect sound fx for an element but it's too big. i mean, it sounds bigger than the objects that it would be supposed t
Re: How Can I make a sound sounds smaller?
by Vince Becquiot 7 months ago
It helps to understand how sound waves travel. If by smaller, you mean further away, then understand that lower frequencies travels further and better through walls than higher frequencies. So with th
Premiere pro - Canon 5d footage much darker, black line at the bottom
by Travis Collins 7 months ago
Hi I've been editing a documentary on Premiere Pro for the last two years. Since about a year, I have had an issue with all the footage that was shot on Canon 5d (about half of the film). It now appea
Re: Premiere pro - Canon 5d footage much darker, black line at the bottom
by Vince Becquiot 7 months ago
Have you tried creating a new project and re importing the old project into it Deleted cache folders Vince Becquiot Indigo Live Kaptis Media San Francisco Bay Area
Latency issue for live event projection with Livestream HD31?
by Anthony Popolo 10 months ago
I'm doing a multicamera event and projecting the feed to large screens IN THE SAME ROOM as the event (singers and speakers). I'm running 3 cameras (JVC GY-HM700) through a Livestream HD31 switcher (ru
Re: Latency issue for live event projection with Livestream HD31?
by Vince Becquiot 10 months ago
You might just have to look at a dedicated switcher for screens. The unit you are using is deigned for streaming (It's really a PC with input cards), not designed for live production with iMag. Most b
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Simple but better webcam for Facebook Lives?
by Neil Orman 11 months ago
(Just let me know if this is the wrong forum for this question, thanks.) My employer has been doing Facebook Lives, but just relying on standard laptops and their internal mic and camera. They'd like
Re: Simple but better webcam for Facebook Lives?
by Vince Becquiot 11 months ago
Hi Neil, I'll start with the camera. The one you listed looks fine, although 4k is probably overkill at the moment for streaming and may be for quite a while. If you want good audio, consider purchasi
Connecting to OBS
by Kyel Matin 12 months ago
Hi all, So I've got my YouTube verified for live streaming and I have chosen OBS, which I understand is quite popular. I do however need some advice on connecting my cameras. As I may have eluded to i
Re: Connecting to OBS
by Vince Becquiot 12 months ago
On a PC MAC Do you have Thunderbolt If you do, the easiest is a Blackmagic mini recorder SDI HDMI to thunderbolt. Other options go quite a bit higher in cost with USB3 converters, etc. WIFI would not
Looking for a "Simple" Live Streaming Solution
by Lauren Kaiser 1 year ago
Hello, I am in search of suggestions! I am looking to implement live streaming, but I am working within a few specific parameters, however there is a lot of flexibility. Here's the basic background in
Re: Looking for a "Simple" Live Streaming Solution
by Vince Becquiot 1 year ago
The simplest would be a Teradek cube,. For the cameras, you'll need a switcher. On the cheap side, you could try the Roland V1HD, you'll need HDMI to SDI converters for runs over 25' to the cameras. L
LED Wall Processor
by Jason Horn 2 years ago
Good evening, I have an LED wall that has a resolution of 3072X1408. It is currently being fed by 2 NovaPro wall processors from a Christie Spyder. It is using the DVI inputs on each, over 10BaseT for
Re: LED Wall Processor
by Vince Becquiot 2 years ago
Hi Jason, SDI processing will almost certainly need a SMPTE standard signal and it's very limited. That usually means 720 30 60P or 1080i 1080P 30 60P only. After that we get into the 6G 12G for 2k 4k
Studio setup for FS7
by Tom Nelson 2 years ago
I was hoping to have a professional discussion with you all in regards to best configuring multiple FS7s for live event work. I might just eventually go the traditional route of 3 studio cameras with
Re: Studio setup for FS7
by Vince Becquiot 2 years ago
I forgot that they make this extension which solves some of these issues: https: www.bhphotovideo.com c product 1083143-REG sony_xdca_fs7_extension_unit_for_pxw_fs7.html Vince Becquiot Indigo Live Kap
Reading Waveform on Set
by clyde villegas 2 years ago
How do you locate an object in the waveform monitor I know that the you need to look on the x-axis, but how about its position on the y-axis For instance, if I need to know the IRE of my subject s shi
Re: Reading Waveform on Set
by Vince Becquiot 2 years ago
If you need to isolate an object, you might have to get creative. Have the subject wave his her hand over it for example. Vince Becquiot Indigo Live Kaptis Media San Francisco Bay Area
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Product "How-To" Video Lighting Question
by Chris De La Fuente 2 years ago
Hey, I am a long-time lurker, but first-time poster! I have been working with a client of mine for a while now making product how-to videos. These are very simple, shot on a color background using han
Re: Product "How-To" Video Lighting Question
by Vince Becquiot 2 years ago
Hi Chris, I'll give my 2 cents. The easiest way to go for these kind of setups is a light tent. That will give you the softest possible scene for your demo. The problem is, if you need to see the tale
Horizontal Banding Fix? I've never seen this kind before...
by Caleb Minear 2 years ago
I'm currently editing a wedding film, but the footage from the ceremony has weird banding on it. It isn't moving it all, it just looks like constant horizontal lines. I'm used to the flicker of floure
Re: Horizontal Banding Fix? I've never seen this kind before...
by Vince Becquiot 2 years ago
Looks like an old post, but this was likely due to power. Vince Becquiot Indigo Live Kaptis Media San Francisco Bay Area
Lighting for white background
by Bartek Bart 2 years ago
Hi, I need to make the video interview on white background. I made some shots, but I have some problems with lightning. The actor is to flat in my opinion, and also to gray. Later I'll put here sample
Re: Lighting for white background
by Vince Becquiot 2 years ago
Here's what a proper exposure would look like: 11063_video.00000001.still001.png.zip Your background and talent just need more light, especially the background. Umbrellas unfortunately really don't ha
Industry Day Rates
by Charles Williams 2 years ago
I was recently working as a PA on a gig and I had a conversation with one of the crew members about possibly getting my work. After the gig was over I emailed him telling him to keep me in mind for fu
Re: Industry Day Rates
by Vince Becquiot 2 years ago
I'll start with half day rates, most people don't usually offer half days other than travel, but I guess it depends on the position relationship. A day rate is 10 hours minimum at a set rate per hour,
Stay away from the service called HIGHTAIL.
by Ned Miller 3 years ago
There was a great company called Yousendit but it was bought out and became Hightail. Although they claim it's the same people, my experience is that it got run into the ground, so I am going back to
Re: Stay away from the service called HIGHTAIL.
by Vince Becquiot 3 years ago
Most of these services only define users as the person managing the project, so clients reviewers don;t qualify as users. Vince Becquiot Indigo Live Kaptis Media San Francisco Bay Area
Can't export with alpha channel in Premiere Pro anymore?
by Duke Sweden 3 years ago
I checked a ton of youtube videos and adobe's forum, and it appears you can't export video with an alpha channel anymore in PPro. There's always the idiot or two who demonstrates how to do it with tit
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Re: Can't export with alpha channel in Premiere Pro anymore?
by Robert Reiss 2 years ago
I had success with export of video with alpha channel this way, using CS5: After importing my png sequence (with alpha channel), go to Export-- Media. In the settings dialogue, choose Microsoft AVI fo
Sony PXW-X200 8 Audio Tracks
by Lloyd Lively 3 years ago
I've had the Sony PXW-X200 for about a year now and have an audio question. I understand that XDCAM MXF standard has to have 8 tracks to be XDCAM compliant. But in the X200 it really only deals with c
Re: Sony PXW-X200 8 Audio Tracks
by Vince Becquiot 3 years ago
Hi Lloyd, I'm pretty sure that's just that the XDCAM and XAVC standard format have 8 tracks. I doesn't mean that you can use them in the camera, but I don't think there's a way to turn them off. It's
Sending graphics and Video w embedded Audio out of computer --- to IMAG and Linecut
by James Sapione 4 years ago
Hi all, Looking for advice on how to to incorporate graphics videos w audio into a multicam live shoot. If it was just graphics, that's simple....but what's confusing me is we are including videos wit
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Re: Sending graphics and Video w embedded Audio out of computer --- to IMAG and Linecut
by Vince Becquiot 4 years ago
Hi James, I'm assuming you don't need the audio on your end, so why deal with embedded audio in the first place Just take a thunderbolt to DVI out and split that out for all your inputs, then take the
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Thoughts on LED Studio lights?
by Benjamin Cohen 4 years ago
Im a video producer for a life insurance company, we shoot mostly talking heads. We use some standard soft boxes but they create an awful hum and get HOT! . Are LEDs the way to go If so, how much are
Re: Thoughts on LED Studio lights?
by Vince Becquiot 4 years ago
Hey Todd, Which fixtures have you bought Most of the panels I've tried had an awful look to them, especially on faces. It seemed impossible to get rid of the harshness without killing most of the outp
Recommendations for travel green screen lighting
by Justin Francese 4 years ago
Dear Lighting Design Pros, I am about to be on the road for two weeks with a 9 foot cloth green screen for an non-profit training video series. Its a tight budget and I am working alone. When I am not
Re: Recommendations for travel green screen lighting
by Vince Becquiot 4 years ago
Hi Justin, I would definitely look at Kinos for the green screen, it's so much easier and flatter than open face lights, plus you have the luxury of dimming for fine tuning. For front lighting, I woul
Video Noise After I rendered the file from Premier Pro
by Amil Neal 5 years ago
Hello Everyone, I am working on a project. After I rendered my file from premier pro, I get these noise. I am trying to find out. But how come I am getting this kind of noise. Please Help. Actual foot
Re: Video Noise After I rendered the file from Premier Pro
by Amil Neal 5 years ago
Hi Vince Becquiot Thanks a lot for your answer. Here is the screenshot. Please advise
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Equipment reservation software
by Mark Ritter 5 years ago
Anyone using any equipment reservation to track use of field equipment Looking for something not terrible expensive and cloud based. Something like https: www.ezofficeinventory.com Need to manage our
Re: Equipment reservation software
by Vince Becquiot 5 years ago
You could also look at http: www.rentaltrax.com Vince Becquiot Indigo Live Kaptis Media San Francisco Bay Area
Lighting Costs
by Jared Powell 5 years ago
I'm working on a bid for some short spots. I've been given a budget for lighting around $2000 per day. Will it be possible to hire a quality lighting director and still have money leftover for some li
Re: Lighting Costs
by Vince Becquiot 5 years ago
You mean DP Director TD :-) Vince Becquiot Indigo Live Kaptis Media San Francisco Bay Area
News: Smooth Skin Plugin Released for Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, AE & Motion
by Cow News Droid 5 years ago
Noise Industries, Today, Annouced the Availability of Dashwood Smooth Skin, a Plugin. The app Can Smooth Out Undesired Details in HD or 4K Closeups, Including Freckles, Wrinkles, or Acne and also Tone
Re: News: Smooth Skin Plugin Released for Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, AE & Motion
by Vince Becquiot 5 years ago
That looks way too blurry for my taste. It's just obvious in the example shown. So far, Cosmo from Red Giant seems to be the easiest way to fix these types of issues and I've been very impressed with
Bad looking menus in Encore
by brittany wynne 5 years ago
Hello, I am building a bluray and having a problem with some of my menus in Encore. (see attached images for further explanation) Basically my menus and popup menus look fine on the computer (image 1
Re: Bad looking menus in Encore
by Vince Becquiot 5 years ago
Hi Brittany, That's because menus are limited to 4 colors maximum by DVD standard. In your case, you will have to get rid of the glow around the text. You could make it part of the background, but not
Patent trolls: this is why we can't have nice things
by Mark Suszko 5 years ago
Alert:Amazon has patented shooting a white limbo setup. (facepalm) http: www.techdirt.com articles 20140507 04102327144 us-patent-office-grants-photography-against-white-background-patent-to-amazon.sh
Re: Patent trolls: this is why we can\'t have nice things
by Vince Becquiot 5 years ago
Speaking of white backgrounds and Apple... Vince Becquiot Indigo Live Kaptis Media San Francisco Bay Area
Random layer visibility question
by Sami Kaartinen 14 years ago
Hi All, I'm trying to randomize the visibility of layers. I want to create a animation from three pixelimage frames so that the frames appear randomly. I tried random expression to opacity but it fade
Re: Random layer visibility question
by Tom Bassford 11 years ago
holdTime = .5; time to hold each position (seconds) seed = Math.floor(time holdTime); seedRandom(seed,true); hmm = random(0,10); if (hmm 5){ transform.opacity=100}; else {transform.opacity=0};the foll
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AF100 no longer able to record or see through lens
by zack hill 5 years ago
Long story short: Someone handled my camera on a shoot today and now it no longer shows anything in the viewfinder and nothing is coming through the lens. I have searched the camera in all the functio
Re: AF100 no longer able to record or see through lens
by Vince Becquiot 5 years ago
Lo Noiz is a scene setting if I recall. If you van access the menu, you could try doing a firmware upgrade: http: eww.pass.panasonic.co.jp pro-av support content download EN ep2main soft upgaf100_e.ht
TV Broadcasting question?
by John Mark 6 years ago
Wether you are in PAL or NTSC region, do all broadcasting TV stations use interlacing Or do some use, instead of 25i they use 50P Also, would you think its the best option to broadcast at 50fps Just i
Re: TV Broadcasting question?
by Vince Becquiot 5 years ago
Hi John, Here in the US, most are interlaced, some stations do use 60P (at 720). You often see 60P in sports broadcast since you get the added fluidity needed for fast camera pans. Vince Becquiot Kapt
External Monitor
by Jerry Kemp 7 years ago
I have what I am sure is a simple configuration issue. I am running CS4, with a BlackMagic card, and dual monitors. I have a television connected to the BlackMagic output via HDMI cable. When working
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Re: External Monitor
by Jerry Kemp 7 years ago
No, I'm using DV-NTSC - Standard 48 Khz. However, I just tested a new one using one of the Black Magic presets, and it's working now! Thanks! Jerry Kemp Jerry Kemp Christian Video Ministries
External HDD when editing?
by Cheesy Rush 7 years ago
Hey, Im using Premier CS5.5 on a MBP 13" i5 8gb Ram, I have two hard drives; one is a Lacie 500gb (firewire 800) and the other a Seagate (1Tb) Firewire. The problem I have is that when running speed t
Re: External HDD when editing?
by Jan Maitland 7 years ago
I've had very good luck with G-Tech drives attached to a MBP via FireWire, however, the files I was editing with were ProRes 422 and their smaller file sizes (relative to their camera originals) contr
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After Video Capture - Audio to Text
by Don Sommers 10 years ago
I routinely capture a LOT of corporate "talking head" or interview based video and then have to splice it together. Many times the video I shoot can end up being up to 1+ hours of different people tha
Re: After Video Capture - Audio to Text
by Andrew Peterson 7 years ago
Greetings from Transcription Star. We are a transcription company rendering services for Media Companies, Webinar Production Companies, Market Research Companies, Legal Firms, Universities, Hospitals,
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Cable organization
by Rich Rubasch 7 years ago
Hmmm....where to post Anyone have a clever way of organizing hundreds of audio video cables in a facility We have organized them into boxes by type but it is not ideal. We have wall space but I always
Re: Cable organization
by Vince Becquiot 7 years ago
For Edison XLR and the long stuff, we use 2"x2' aluminum pipes with end plates and screwed them into a piece of plywood that's itself screwed into the wall. That frees up a lot of space and never had
Issue with ads and pop up menus with Chrome
by Vince Becquiot 8 years ago
Just noticed that ads on the left side are overlaying the top pop up menus when viewed in Google Chrome. Vince Becquiot Kaptis Studios San Francisco - Bay Area
Re: Issue with ads and pop up menus with Chrome
by Abraham Chaffin 8 years ago
Thank you for letting us know about this. This issue has been resolved now. Abraham
Contract terminated. Who owns footage?
by max orenstein 8 years ago
Hello, This week a client dropped me from a project stating that they weren't satisfied with the quality of the product (They saw one version). The client now wants me to hand over all of the raw foot
Re: Contract terminated. Who owns footage?
by Vince Becquiot 8 years ago
I think Greg has the most important comment here. Your first problem is not who owns the footage, but why the client decided to walk away. Now, they could be out there to screw you, but more often the
Voice Casting - Anyone recognize this guy?
by Todd Terry 8 years ago
Ok, not really a business marketing question (other than it does relate to my business), but there's not really an appropriate forum and I know several of my friends in here are fellow producers... so
Re: Voice Casting - Anyone recognize this guy?
by Vince Becquiot 8 years ago
And since we're at it, here's the producer's linkedIn page :-) http: www.linkedin.com pub el-goco 11 212 28a Vince Becquiot Kaptis Studios San Francisco - Bay Area
Decklink Studio 2 audio pops on Footage captured with OnLocatiion
by Vince Becquiot 8 years ago
Hi all, We are encountering bad audio pops crackling with stereo footage captured from an HVX 200 via Firewire (AVI Stereo) with Premiere CS5. The audio is fine on all other footage, and I am not talk
Re: Decklink Studio 2 audio pops on Footage captured with OnLocatiion
by Vince Becquiot 8 years ago
Well, after a few hours of playing around, I traced the problem to BMDImport.prm Located at: C:Program FilesAdobeCommonPlug-insCS5MediaCore With the file out and a Premiere restart, the problem goes a
colour bursts and flashes
by Alper Kasap 8 years ago
HI im a premiere pro user, working on a music video at the moment. There is a certain style of look I'm trying to emulate and achieve. During shots sometimes there are burst of colour lights or flashe
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Re: colour bursts and flashes
by Chris Buttacoli 8 years ago
These are actually called "light leaks". There are already made VFX you can purchase, or try making them yourself. From good old Aharon Rabinowitz: http: allbetsareoff.com tutorials old-film-look
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