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Advice
by Perry Cheng 2 weeks ago
All, Haven't been here for a while. Hope you all are doing well. Just wondering if I need to cut split a video quickly without having to re-render and output, what tool is the easiest and preferably f
Re: Advice
by Vince Becquiot 2 weeks ago
Hey Perry, Been a while. I think you might be thinking of mpeg splitter. Vince Becquiot Indigo Live Kaptis Media San Francisco Bay Area
Motion Graphics and the Blackmagic Design Ultrastudio 4K
by Thomas Allen 4 weeks ago
I'm working through options for using motion graphics during our live presentations. All video and other elements are currently captured via the Blackmagic Design Ultrastudio 4k we have. I've seen Cas
Re: Motion Graphics and the Blackmagic Design Ultrastudio 4K
by Vince Becquiot 4 weeks ago
I would say, the simplest way would be through Playback Pro. Now, if you need layers, or work on blended screens, you could look at Watchout, but simple is no longer part of that sentence :-) Vince Be
XAVC rewrap gamma change
by Felix Swensson 1 month ago
Hello! I'm having a little problem which I'm hoping someone knows how to solve that doesn't take forever. So I'm working with 4k XAVC-I footage from a Sony FS7. I realized it was too heavy for for my
Re: XAVC rewrap gamma change
by Vince Becquiot 1 month ago
Hi Felix, When you say " just rewrapped them without sound to .mov", how did you achieve that Vince Becquiot Indigo Live Kaptis Media San Francisco Bay Area
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Newbie Sequence question
by David Saunders 1 month ago
I am creating a sequence that is only a minute long but I have 9 minutes of blank space behind it.... Is there a simple way to just concentrate on the first minute and cut away or ignore everything af
Re: Newbie Sequence question
by Vince Becquiot 1 month ago
Hi David, You can use the back slash key to zoom to sequence area, or drag the edges of the bar at the bottom of you sequence to zoom in or out. On many computers, you can also pinch to zoom when the
First time correcting skin tones using scopes only. Opinions needed
by Duke Sweden 1 month ago
ok, this time, for the first time ever, I used strictly the waveform and RGB parade to adjust my skin tones. This, according to those scopes, is perfect skin tone. On my monitor it looks like crap. Ho
Re: First time correcting skin tones using scopes only. Opinions needed
by Vince Becquiot 1 month ago
Hi Duke, Yes, definitely less saturation. There seems to be a mix of green in part of your face as well, that could just be grass reflections. If you want to calibrate your screen, look at one of thes
Add multiple titles to every clip?
by Quang Huy 2 months ago
Hi everybody! I want to add titles to every clip on my timeline. How can i add multiple titles to the beginning of each clip with the same attributes (durarion, font size, title effects...) Thanks for
Re: Add multiple titles to every clip?
by Vince Becquiot 2 months ago
Hi Quang, Once you have a first title, use the "New Title based on current" feature to create additional ones. Vince Becquiot Indigo Live Kaptis Media San Francisco Bay Area
Premiere Pro CC 2017.0.2 Terrible Lag issues on fast Macbook Pro
by Joshua Hume 2 months ago
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017.0.2 - 11.0.2 (47) Build macOS Sierra Version 10.12.3 (16D32) MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2048 M
Re: Premiere Pro CC 2017.0.2 Terrible Lag issues on fast Macbook Pro
by Vince Becquiot 2 months ago
Hi Joshua, That's still a single drive, it might be worth checking that speed with the Aja system check: https: www.aja.com products aja-system-test It's rated at 184 MB s, but that means a perfect sy
Multicamera Sports Event Equipment
by Rory Puddle 2 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 Vince Becquiot 2 months ago
Hi Rory, I think it mostly depends on how high end you want to get. While the switching gear will work, the cameras probably won't. And again, I'm thinking low end broadcast level, but at the bare min
Capture live PowerPoint presentation - solutions?
by Richard Jacana 2 months ago
I am looking to provide event video services to a large conference and need to capture a video of the presenter AND a live capture of the powerpoint presentation. What is the best method is to capture
Re: Capture live PowerPoint presentation - solutions?
by Vince Becquiot 2 months ago
The problem with that method is that you lose all animations and have to manually resync each slide, that could take forever on a multi-day show. I also find that unless I do a screen capture, the exp
Lighting for white background
by Bartek Bart 2 months 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 months 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
Anyone have experience with Video Wall displays for live studios?
by Marcus Pittman 3 months ago
Hey Guys. My studio is creating a new set for a new live online TV show. We're a small operation with a pretty major following online. I have been racking my brain looking for a really good setup for
Re: Anyone have experience with Video Wall displays for live studios?
by Vince Becquiot 3 months ago
Hey Marcus, The two brands we see most are NEC and Planar. Planar being on the high end. NEC has a few different versions with different bezel thickness. You could also look at Samsung, they are a bit
Simple way to crossfade video and image files realtime or not possible without switcher?
by Jeff Baker 3 months ago
I have an event where I need show a video in the background while each person is introduced and crossfade to placeholder still image when the introduction is over. We have used powerpoint in the past
Re: Simple way to crossfade video and image files realtime or not possible without switcher?
by Vince Becquiot 3 months ago
You could simply build on top of the video and not get the pause effect (see attached Keynote sample). Then transition your next slides as usual. 10959_keynotesample.key.zip Here's the PPT version, ma
Industry Day Rates
by Charles Williams 4 months 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 3 months 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,
problems when using LED stage lights
by curt Paluzzi 5 months ago
I have been having problems when using LED lights on our theater stage using Live IMAG video. The colors on the cyc when we use LED's are different in our viewfinders. Blue LED's, come up as Purple, w
Re: problems when using LED stage lights
by Vince Becquiot 3 months ago
In theory, you would try not to mix lights that are hitting talent. You can either do Source 4, or you go with an LED wash. Vince Becquiot Indigo Live Kaptis Media San Francisco Bay Area
Stay away from the service called HIGHTAIL.
by Ned Miller 1 year 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 12 months 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 1 year 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 4 months 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
Speaking of white backgrounds and Apple... Vince Becquiot Indigo Live Kaptis Media San Francisco Bay Area
Random layer visibility question
by Spherize 12 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 8 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 3 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 8 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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
Putting yourself in the viewer's seat
by Vince Becquiot 6 years ago
I guess I wanted to hear from some of the seasoned editors out-there. How do you maintain an objective opinion on a piece you've worked on for a while How do you seat back and put yourself in the shoe
Re: Putting yourself in the viewer's seat
by Vince Becquiot 6 years ago
Gentlemen, All very insightful posts, thank you very much. Vince Becquiot Kaptis Studios San Francisco - Bay Area
PPr CS5 - Weird Stuff Happening!
by Lori Savitch 6 years ago
Hello! I haven't been editing with PPr very long, and suddenly, some weird stuff is going on. 1. When I create a new project, the sequence I created shows up in the timeline, along with SEVEN other se
Re: PPr CS5 - Weird Stuff Happening!
by Vince Becquiot 6 years ago
On subject of empty panes, this is what I found: It's a known quirk of workspaces. When you modify a workspace, Premiere remembers your changes. That's why the Reset Workspace command is there. When y
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Gear being stolen on a global scale
by Nick Griffin 6 years ago
Barbara Holler of New Pro Video Systems posted this link on the Retail Classifieds forum. It deserves wider circulation, hence the re-post. It's quite the cautionary tale and well worth reading as it
Re: Video Production Gear being stolen on a global scale
by Vince Becquiot 6 years ago
I think one of the biggest deterrent is referrals and insurance requirements. Most of the rental places around here (SF Bay area) will not rent to you unless you can provide at least 3 companies you'v
PPBM5 How many are really overclocking these days?
by John Rowe 6 years ago
Taking a look at the benchmark results on http: ppbm5.com Benchmark5.html it seems a lot of people are overclocking their CPUs these days to get more out of Premiere CS5. But is it really just a few p
Re: PPBM5 How many are really overclocking these days?
by Angelo Lorenzo 6 years ago
I would personally find it too dangerous unstable for a production-level machine. With CS5, big improvement comes from the use of a Cuda enabled card. The bottleneck at that point becomes rendering ou
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Pan speeds?
by Nick Griffin 6 years ago
Cinematography gurus: I'm believe that there exists (but have never seen) tables, charts, etc. that define the "safe" rates for camera pans, tilts, tracking shots and so on when captured on 24fps film
Re: Pan speeds?
by Vince Becquiot 6 years ago
Hey Todd, The acceptable specs are on this page under TV and Video. Premiere exports work fine for that as well. Vince Becquiot Kaptis Studios San Francisco - Bay Area
FTP upload fee
by greg lytle 6 years ago
I'm wondering what a fair rate is to charge clients for uploading material to an FTP site. Specifically, my client is asking for around 15 gigs of HD clips to be FTP'd to a third party. I uploaded 6.5
Re: FTP upload fee
by Vince Becquiot 6 years ago
Geg, I guess you are on DSL and the upload is saturating your bandwidth. I would charge the same amount you would for tape transfer, that should take you roughly the same amount of time, but you can't
Export a clip WITH effects - Premiere CS5
by Niko Pueringer 6 years ago
Hi everyone, When I try and export a single clip out of my timeline (by double clicking on that clip and then going to 'export'), none of the effects applied to the clip are rendered with the clip whe
Re: Export a clip WITH effects - Premiere CS5
by Vince Becquiot 6 years ago
Hi Niko, In that case, all you are doing is exporting the source clip. Using the shortcuts alt+ and alt+ in your timeline, you will be able to easily add work area in out points and send that portion
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Importing P2 MXF is blurry (double images) into Premiere CS4
by Aza Allen 6 years ago
I am using Premiere CS4 and I imported footage from Panasonic HVX-200 shot at 720PN 24p format. I am importing using the 720P 24P DVCPROHD preset. For some reason all my footage comes out blurry (I se
Re: Importing P2 MXF is blurry (double images) into Premiere CS4
by Vince Becquiot 6 years ago
Did you try unchecking frame blending (right click on the clip) Vince Becquiot Kaptis Studios San Francisco - Bay Area
China paper Ball vs Chimera ball
by Vince Becquiot 7 years ago
Just looking to see if it is worth investing into the higher end Chimera China ball system. We do own a couple of 30" 600w lanterns. While I can see the advantage of the reflector for intensity, what
Re: China paper Ball vs Chimera ball
by Vince Becquiot 7 years ago
Thanks for all the info Todd. Just realized you were using a flo :-) Thanks for the link as well, good stuff. Vince Becquiot Kaptis Studios San Francisco - Bay Area
Creating a relaxing atmosphere for non-professional talents
by Vince Becquiot 7 years ago
Could you share some techniques you use to make a talent feel comfortable in front of the camera with a full crew What tips would you give to your crew, and what approach would you use as a director t
Re: Creating a relaxing atmosphere for non-professional talents
by jim brodie 7 years ago
The only thing I would add is that the worst enemy of professional or nonprofessional talent is self-consciousness and one of the best ways to get them back into "the moment" and away from the demon o
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