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Live stream of event
by Paul Smith 1 week ago
A little help please. I will be the videographer at an event coming up in a month or 2 and I'd like to livestream it as well. I have tried this in the past, but the music from the competitors on stage
Re: Live stream of event
by Vince Becquiot 2 days ago
Hi Paul, Yes, you can wirelessly get the audio from the mixer. One solution is the Shure FP3 (depending on distance and what's between you and the board, that should work, but nothing beats a wired co
Product "How-To" Video Lighting Question
by Chris De La Fuente 1 month 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 weeks 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
Simple problem. Project panel cuts off bottom thumbnails
by Duke Sweden 2 weeks ago
Everything is running beautifully right now but there's one problem that's bugged me since two PC's back. The project panel always cuts off the bottom thumbnails and it won't let me drag it bigger eve
Re: Simple problem. Project panel cuts off bottom thumbnails
by Vince Becquiot 2 weeks ago
Hey Duke, I hope I'm not being too harsh but If I'm being honest, those actors are far from being cleanly keyed out. I know I might be picky, but if this was a paid job, my clients would send me back
Problem with importing lut
by Magnus Höggren 3 weeks ago
Hi I have problems importing luts into premiere. Every LUT I try to import looks crap on my S-log footage. I have newly upgraded to premiere pro. I have deleted all the cash files in premiere. https:
Re: Problem with importing lut
by Vince Becquiot 3 weeks ago
What camera was it shot with Vince Becquiot Indigo Live Kaptis Media San Francisco Bay Area
Clear transparent text on blur video
by Tyler Mavin 3 weeks ago
Hello. I am a starter at Premiere Pro. I want to know how to make text clear on blur video. When I blur video, it blurs even transparent text. How can I make that only the part where text is, video is
Re: Clear transparent text on blur video
by Vince Becquiot 3 weeks ago
Hi Tyler, Do you mean that you want the text to appear as a non blurred part of the video I'm sure you'll get the results you are thinking of, but here's the way to do it, the bolder the text, the bet
laggy playback in Premiere
by Jake Rose 1 month ago
I am trying to edit an old mp4 video, adding a logo. The video was originally a mov file, then exported H.264, mp4, for use on youtube using Adobe Encoder. When I import the mp4 file, and every other
Re: laggy playback in Premiere
by Vince Becquiot 1 month ago
I would try try throwing it in Adobe Media Encoder and converting to Pores 4:2:2. Vince Becquiot Indigo Live Kaptis Media San Francisco Bay Area
Horizontal Banding Fix? I've never seen this kind before...
by Caleb Minear 2 months 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 1 month ago
Looks like an old post, but this was likely due to power. Vince Becquiot Indigo Live Kaptis Media San Francisco Bay Area
"This project uses fonts that are not currently available on this computer" but I have the font on my Mac
by Scratch Sperber 1 month ago
I created about 15 titles using a font that I have on my computer (Copperplate Light Gothic). The titles look fine. Every time I open the project that uses these titles, I get the above message tellin
Re: "This project uses fonts that are not currently available on this computer" but I have the font on my Mac
by Vince Becquiot 1 month ago
Are you sure they are enabled Check font book and make sure there's no warning next to the font name. Vince Becquiot Indigo Live Kaptis Media San Francisco Bay Area
Picture in Picture with varied frame rates
by Mark McKeown 1 month ago
Hi there, Long time follower, first time poster! Worth noting this is actually an issue my friend is having, but they are not too technically minded so I volunteered. I have performed numerous searche
Re: Picture in Picture with varied frame rates
by Vince Becquiot 1 month ago
Hi Mark, If your sequence is 29.97, have you tried interpreting the 23.97 footage to 29.97 Right click on clip: Modify Interpret footage. Vince Becquiot Indigo Live Kaptis Media San Francisco Bay Area
Any way to exit "Trim Mode" like in Avid?
by Elaine White 2 months ago
Hi there! I'm an Avid Editor learning Premiere and trying to set up similar keyboard shortcuts. I know that Avid's "Source Record Mode" and "Trim Mode" don't really transfer over to Premiere, but ther
Re: Any way to exit "Trim Mode" like in Avid?
by Vince Becquiot 2 months ago
Shift + T Vince Becquiot Indigo Live Kaptis Media San Francisco Bay Area
blurring an object with track mask when object starts offscreen
by Leonard Frankford 2 months ago
I am working on a project where I am using the track mask blur quite a bit to blur out some photos of children on the wall while a teacher is working with autistic kids. The feature is working great,
Re: blurring an object with track mask when object starts offscreen
by Vince Becquiot 2 months ago
Leonard, You have to manual keyframe the mask. If you reduce your preview area, you can drag off screen. Vince Becquiot Indigo Live Kaptis Media San Francisco Bay Area
Green Screen Artifacts Issue
by Jason Jammer 2 months ago
Hello, I'm hoping someone can shed some light on an issue I am having with a green screen video. As you can see from the attached examples, my compressed file has a lot of artifacts showing through. M
Re: Green Screen Artifacts Issue
by Vince Becquiot 2 months ago
I'll add to all these excellent suggestions. If you're only shooting on green screen once in a while and only own an HD camera, rent a 4K camera like an FS7 and shoot 4K. You'll have a lot more color
Live event audio latency
by James Dow 2 months ago
I do a lot of "high school gym meetings" projecting video from Playback Pro, a live camera and Powerpoint presentations via a Kramer VP 728 and or a Kramer VP724DS. I'm wanting to connect the two Kram
Re: Live event audio latency
by Vince Becquiot 2 months ago
I think you mean video latency. This is pretty easily handled through a digital mixer. You can usually expect a frame a delay for every scan converter you go though. There are some standalone audio de
Motion Graphics and the Blackmagic Design Ultrastudio 4K
by Thomas Allen 4 months 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 months 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
Multicamera Sports Event Equipment
by Rory Puddle 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 6 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,
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 1 year 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 7 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 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 3 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 3 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 9 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 4 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 6 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 6 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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