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Zak Ray

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November 14th 2008
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RED ProRes Workflow
by Zak Ray 5 years ago
Hi all! I'm about to start editing a feature with about 50 hours of 4K RED media. We'll be doing the finish in 1080p ProRes444, but in order to conserve drive space (and reduce the amount of initial t
Re: RED ProRes Workflow
by Zak Ray 5 years ago
Is there any advantage to that over exporting an XML directly from FCP
RED ProRes Workflow
by Zak Ray 5 years ago
Hi all! I'm about to start editing a feature with about 50 hours of 4K RED media. We'll be doing the finish in 1080p ProRes444, but in order to conserve drive space (and reduce the amount of initial t
Re: RED ProRes Workflow
by Zak Ray 5 years ago
FCPX. Thanks for the tip, Dave!
ARRIRAW Questions
by Zak Ray 8 years ago
If anyone happens to know the -Bitrate -Color space (RGB ) -Supported audio channels -Compression algorithm (DCT Wavelet ) of ARRIRAW, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!
Re: ARRIRAW Questions
by Zak Ray 6 years ago
Thanks Paul! The most recent version can be found here: http: zak-ray.com resources It's not so much device-based as codec-based, so ProRes isn't defined by it's specific use in the Alexa. I am thinki
Shader Model Greyed Out?
by Zak Ray 7 years ago
Hey all-- I installed an unsupported video card, the GTX 570, and for some reason the Shader Model seems to be greyed out in the Preferences Previews dialog. The card is definitely working (render tim
Re: Shader Model Greyed Out?
by Zak Ray 7 years ago
The Shader Model is visible in the "GPU Information" dialog in Previews. Are you on a Windows machine by any chance The GTX isn't officially supported on the Mac, sorry for not clarifying.
AVC Ultra Specs
by Zak Ray 7 years ago
Anyone know (or know where to go) for some hard details on AVC Ultra Trying to figure out things like frame sizes, bit rates, bit depths, and chroma sampling for AVC-LongG, AVC-Proxy, and the high-end
Re: AVC Ultra Specs
by Zak Ray 7 years ago
Okay, found this document which explains a lot: http: pro-av.panasonic.net en sales_o broch_pdf P2brochure.pdf Details still sketchy on the 4K format though (i.e. frame rates), and AVC Proxy (i.e. chr
Consumer monitor recommendations
by Zak Ray 7 years ago
Hi all, So I'm on the lookout for a decent, small (max 42", ideally something I could use on my desk next to the computer monitors), and sub-$1000 consumer monitor that I could calibrate to Rec 709 fo
Re: Consumer monitor recommendations
by Zak Ray 7 years ago
Hm... was hoping for something a bit smaller, but I suppose I can rearrange the space to accommodate a 42" or 50". I'm using a Blackmagic Intensity. Would indeed go for a FSI or Dreamcolor if I could
Resolve Lite 8.1.1 Intensity Pro
by Neil Sadwelkar 8 years ago
In a 2010 MacPro running OSX 10.6.8 I can use Resolve Lite 8.1.1, works fine. Can I use an Intensity Pro to view on an external monitor TV over HDMI Anyone using this config The config guide specifies
Re: Resolve Lite 8.1.1 Intensity Pro
by Zak Ray 7 years ago
I recently spoke with some BMD reps at a show in NYC, and was assured the Intensity works fine and support would not be "disappearing" any time soon.
Desktop Monitor for Web Color Grading
by Zak Ray 7 years ago
First question is simple: I'm in need of new desktop monitors. Looking towards the Dell Ultrasharps, which have been a favorite in the past, specifically the U2412M. Any other suggestions Second quest
Re: Desktop Monitor for Web Color Grading
by Zak Ray 7 years ago
Well, the simple answer is that I like Resolve a lot. And as you say, there's not much else in Resolve's tier; obviously Color is no longer an option, and while Speedgrade looks interesting, Resolve's
DaVinci LITE Users; Please ask your questions in the DaVinci LITE forum
by Ronald Lindeboom 7 years ago
Hello All, Because of all the requests to separate the DaVinci Resolve forum into two separate forums -- one for the advanced systems and one for Resolve LITE -- we have done as requested. If you use
Re: DaVinci LITE Users; Please ask your questions in the DaVinci LITE forum
by Zak Ray 7 years ago
Might I suggest DaVinci Resolve "Basic" (a la the FCP forum) instead I don't think it's unreasonable to assume that there could be advanced questions from Lite users (or even vice-versa, as people who
Desktop Monitor for Web Color Grading
by Zak Ray 7 years ago
First question is simple: I'm in need of new desktop monitors. Looking towards the Dell Ultrasharps, which have been a favorite in the past, specifically the U2412M. Any other suggestions Second quest
Re: Desktop Monitor for Web Color Grading
by Zak Ray 7 years ago
Thanks for the suggestion, but that's sort of veering away from the low-budget idea (see question 2 in the original post)
Resolve 8.2 -> FCP X xml 1.1 import bug
by Arthur Dobbe 7 years ago
1) New project 2) Load movie in scene detector 3) Cut movie into scenes and split to browser 4) Create Master session and Default session 1 5) Export Default session 1 as FCP X xml 1.1 file 6) Try to
Re: Resolve 8.2 -> FCP X xml 1.1 import bug
by Zak Ray 7 years ago
Oh, my problem didn't involve the big file thing, just the export to XML 1.1 and subsequent "Element sequence content does not follow the DTD" error. I was coming from FCPX in the first place. For wha
Where can I find BCC6?
by Zak Ray 8 years ago
Anyone know if there's an old download for BCC6 anywhere I upgraded to a new Lion system, but I don't have the original installer (it was a download, not a disc). Sent an email to support, never heard
Re: Where can I find BCC6?
by Jeremy Ellis 8 years ago
Hello Zak, You can send an email directly to me at jeremye@borisfx.com and I can send you a link for the BCC6 installer. Thank You Jeremy Boris Support
FCP X I've got the power....Window
by Brendan Gibbons 8 years ago
FCP X custom effect preset to help you create a simple "power window" effect, whereby you blur and darken the outside area of your video. FCP X BG I've got the power....Window - Blur the background -
Re: FCP X I've got the power....Window
by Zak Ray 8 years ago
Awesome, thanks Brendan!
XDCAM EX or ProRes
by Zak Ray 8 years ago
I'm editing an XDCAM-EX project in FCP, and would rather not transcode everything to ProRes or another intermediate if I can avoid it. I ran a basic test and didn't see a huge difference in performanc
Re: XDCAM EX or ProRes
by Zak Ray 8 years ago
Wouldn't dream of it :)
Split screen shape of a triangle
by Olle Knutson 9 years ago
Been googling for a while without any luck. I want to do a split screen but I want it to be shaped as a triangle. Is it possible in FCP or do I have to use AE.. I really don't wanna use AE :( Thanks
Re: Split screen shape of a triangle
by Zak Ray 9 years ago
"Sandwich", as in put the triangle on V2 and your video layers on V1 and V3.
Bad Quality export :(
by Senem Ocal 9 years ago
Hi everyone... i finish my editing with final cut pro 7. i saw good quality when playing on timeline. But when i stopped playing the quality getting bad at the freeze frame. And i cant get qood qualit
Re: Bad Quality export :(
by Zak Ray 9 years ago
Well that's dodgy... try changing the sequence to ProRes.
Should I be using digital outs?
by Zak Ray 9 years ago
I've been told that the 1 8" out on Macs is not as good as using a USB FW interface, or the SPDIF TOSLINK (I forget which is which) digital out. Is this indeed the case And if so, how do I maintain th
Re: Should I be using digital outs?
by Zak Ray 9 years ago
Hi Sam, The receiver I'm using is an old Yamaha R-30 (http: cgi.ebay.com ws eBayISAPI.dll ViewItem&item=160420470321) with Denon speakers. The Denons seem to be decent, not sure about the receiver, bu
Mac Controller/Interface Suggestions
by Zak Ray 9 years ago
Hey all, In the market for a new USB FW audio controller, preferably with faders, for use with FCP and Soundtrack Pro. Something like the Tascam 1082, but that works with Snow Leopard. Anybody have ex
Re: Mac Controller/Interface Suggestions
by John Fishback 9 years ago
Checkout the Alesis MasterControl. It's more than a controller. It has a lot of i o & talkback options. John MacPro 8-core 2.8GHz 8 GB RAM OS 10.5.8 QT7.6.4 Kona 3 Dual Cinema 23 ATI Radeon HD 3870, 2
Match Grain Goes Wonky
by Zak Ray 9 years ago
Saw a few other threads with this problem, but no solutions that worked. When applying match grain to a clip, it seems to work perfectly most of the time, but every so often, for a few frames, it will
Re: Match Grain Goes Wonky
by Zak Ray 9 years ago
Anyone If not a fix, I'll take any ideas on a workaround.
Progressive Keyframe Interpolation
by Zak Ray 9 years ago
I come from an Apple Motion background, and in Motion's keyframe editor, there's an option to progressively continue the direction of keyframes; for example, I can set a value of 10 at frame one and a
Re: Progressive Keyframe Interpolation
by Kevin Camp 9 years ago
yep, you can do it with an expression. with the keyframed property selected in the timeline, choose animation add expression. then type loopOut("continue",0) in the expression field. for other loop ex
Using PP in place of Auto Duck?
by Zak Ray 9 years ago
Has anyone attempted an FCP to Avid MC (or vice-versa) trip using PP as an intermediary I love Automatic Duck, and use it often, but does PP's new functionality make it's basic functionality obsolete
Re: Using PP in place of Auto Duck?
by Zak Ray 9 years ago
Thanks Paul, this is good to know.
Media Composer Complete Shortcut Guide
by Zak Ray 11 years ago
Dissatisfied with the web-style manual, I compiled a PDF chart of every shortcut for Media Composer 3. http: dc118.4shared.com download 80047470 a20039a2 Media_Composer_3_Complete_Shortcut_Guide.pdf t
Re: Media Composer Complete Shortcut Guide
by Zak Ray 9 years ago
Hi- this should be the correct link: http: www.mediafire.com sharekey=0f3cee79d16c357cd5a101cf914073b415dd66068b14f2a8
Media Creation
by Zak Ray 10 years ago
New to Avid-- is it possible to tell Media Composer to place it's media files in a place other than the root of the HD Thanks, Zak
Re: Media Creation
by Zak Ray 10 years ago
Daniel: this is a great method, but doesn't do anything for working on multiple projects at once. Michael: I'm on a Mac.
D-Series Formats
by Zak Ray 10 years ago
So I was looking at the Cow's Tape Formats spreadsheet: http: magazine.creativecow.net article tape-formats-bit-depths-data-rates-storage-requirements And I'm a bit confused about the sampling ratio s
Re: D-Series Formats
by Paul Harrington 10 years ago
D3 was composite I use to operate a ACE 200 suite with VPR 3 1 inch and used the D3s as pre read decks for multi layer graphics passes with ADO. Lining up vision a chroma level via anologe VDA's will
Free Specification Guide(s)
by Zak Ray 10 years ago
Hello, all. Here are 6 reference tables detailing common video codecs, audio codecs, image formats, and computer interfaces. They were assembled from white papers, wikipedia, online forums, and person
Re: Free Specification Guide(s)
by Zak Ray 10 years ago
I actually don't know how it works at the COW. I guess I'll just give it to you: zaksforummail at gmail dot com
Free Specification Guide(s)
by Zak Ray 10 years ago
Hello, all. Here are 6 reference tables detailing common video codecs, audio codecs, image formats, and computer interfaces. They were assembled from white papers, wikipedia, online forums, and person
Re: Free Specification Guide(s)
by Jon Pavli 10 years ago
Thanks for sharing. What a wealth of information. Very handy. I will pass the links on to friends and co-workers. Cheers!
Moderated?
by Zak Ray 10 years ago
I haven't posted here often, but today I attempted to and was told my account has been moderated. Anyone
Re: Moderated?
by Ronald Lindeboom 10 years ago
Hi Zak, Our moderation functions are based on the number of posts that a user has made. You are likely under that number. Either that or you have changed your email address or modified your account se
MC to FCP...
by Zak Ray 10 years ago
Hey all-- I'm hoping someone familiar enough with both Avid and FCP can help me out here. I'm from an FCP background. I shoot all of my material in HDV 1080i60. I capture native HDV, cut everything in
Re: MC to FCP...
by Zak Ray 10 years ago
Thanks Shane, I posted this simultaneously with my other one, just hadn't gotten around to closing it.
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