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Keyboard shortcut for activating comment box in marker panel w/o stopping playback
by Sandra Salajic 1 month ago
Hi everyone, I use markers to add notes to my sequence. When I create a marker, I add a comment but like to edit it later as the video rolls, which I have to do by clicking on the comment box in the m
Re: Keyboard shortcut for activating comment box in marker panel w/o stopping playback
by andy lewis 1 month ago
I also want to make notes on footage while I'm watching it without stopping playback - ideally as clip markers but I'll settle for sequence markers. The closest I've got is having the markers panel op
Tips for making footage look deliberately low quality?
by Matt Locke 9 months ago
I've got some 4K footage that I want to make look and sound like a low-quality Facebook livestream. Does anyone have any tips or links to effects packages that can help sell the illusion Thanks!
Re: Tips for making footage look deliberately low quality?
by andy lewis 9 months ago
Stream it on facebook live with something like OBS studio and screen grab.
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Matching an FS-5 to a FS-5 MII? Which one to buy?
by Stacy Formby 12 months ago
So this new upgrade has come at a bad time, personally. We have an FS5 and were just about to pull the trigger on a second FS5, so we'd have two. Now, not sure what to buy. The new one is actually che
Re: Matching an FS-5 to a FS-5 MII? Which one to buy?
by andy lewis 12 months ago
I was under the impression that the Mk 2 has a picture profile modelled on the Sony Venice but that all of the other picture profiles are identical to the Mk 1.
How do you shorten over extended word in dialogue?
by Olivier Prudhomme 2 years ago
I am working on a documentary and the interviewee drags the end of some words like for ex: We went to theeeeeeeee beach She does that a lot and I need to shorten. Basic fading isn't working well. Keyf
Re: How do you shorten over extended word in dialogue?
by andy lewis 2 years ago
Finding an example of a short "the" or "to the" from somewhere else in the interview and editing it in is probably easier than adjusting what's there. With such a short sound you might even get away w
Adjustment Layer preventing cross dissolve from rendering
by Jeff Holcomb 3 years ago
I have an adjustment layer on the top video track, which contains a denoiser, unsharp mask, and vignette. When I watch it back in the timeline, all my cross dissolves work fine (I used Constant Power)
Re: Adjustment Layer preventing cross dissolve from rendering
by andy lewis 2 years ago
November 2017 - still not fixed. Edit: That said, I haven't updated yet. Maybe it's fixed in the new version
Converting 30p to 25p. Adobe Media Encoder (cc2014) vs Twixtor?
by robert pittman 2 years ago
Hello Everyone, Many thanks in advance to anyone reading this. I am new to Adobe Premiere CC 2014. (Have used FCP7 for years.). I have HD footage that I shot on a Canon EOS5D mark2 in both 25p and 30p
Re: Converting 30p to 25p. Adobe Media Encoder (cc2014) vs Twixtor?
by andy lewis 2 years ago
Did a project a few years ago that involved a lot of 30p - 25p conversion but I can't remember which way I was converting. Slow but good quality: Compressor Fast but ok (and free) MPEG Streamclip
ARRI Locaster (LED).... delay
by andy lewis 2 years ago
I bought an ARRI Locaster LED in 2011 - low output but decent light, colour-adjustable and very portable. Right from the first job I noticed that there was often a delay of a minute or five between sw
ARRI Locaster (LED).... delay
by andy lewis 2 years ago
I bought an ARRI Locaster LED in 2011 - low output but decent light, colour-adjustable and very portable. Right from the first job I noticed that there was often a delay of a minute or five between sw
Portable lights for shooting video at a hospital
by kat hayes 2 years ago
I want to shoot some video with a Sony 4K FDR-AX-100 in a delivery room as a baby is born, and in the recovery room. I have no idea what the lighting will be like in either location, so I want to atta
Re: Portable lights for shooting video at a hospital
by andy lewis 2 years ago
You match the colour temp to the lights in the room. I wouldn't bother with an on-camera light though, personally. I'd expect a delivery room to be well lit. Even if it isn't, I'd rather have a bit of
Need Clarification on AVCHD render quality
by Bryce Douglass 3 years ago
I just upgraded my iMac to 16GB of ram and am now able to edit AVCHD natively in premiere pro CC. My iMac is an i7 quad core with 1TB fusion drive. If I add any effects to my timeline that has AVCHD f
Re: Need Clarification on AVCHD render quality
by andy lewis 3 years ago
Effects (including colour correction) in PPro are calculated in 32-bit float. This isn't going to improve the quality of 8-bit material but it does mean that inserting an upconversion stage (prores tr
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Syncing audio to video when video has no audio. Got that?
by Duke Sweden 3 years ago
I am in the process of making another of my stupid videos. Since the sound is important on this one I used my Tascam audio recorder to record the audio. I had a boom mic hooked up to my G7 to make sur
Re: Syncing audio to video when video has no audio. Got that?
by andy lewis 3 years ago
What format are your proxies If you're not getting smooth playback then what's the point Are you on the latest version of PPro with the nice proxy workflow I'm not, so maybe there is something I'm mis
Export MultiCam Angle View Screener for producer
by Peter Vandall 4 years ago
Hi all, I'm cutting a bunch of talking head interviews with two camera coverage. I made multi clip sequences. I'd like to put timecode on the sequences and send to my producer, with both angles visibl
Re: Export MultiCam Angle View Screener for producer
by andy lewis 3 years ago
I don't believe there is an automatic way. 1. Duplicate sequence, 2. Duplicate clips onto the track above and assign one track to each angle (track 1 wide, track 2 close for example), 3. Scale both to
Transferring Clip Markers to multicam sequence
by Edward Harby 3 years ago
Well I goofed. Logically, what I did made sense but because of how Premiere is designed my clip markers to a very large project don't transfer over when I have them within multisequences. The clip mar
Re: Transferring Clip Markers to multicam sequence
by andy lewis 3 years ago
Does the original clip have attached audio The markers will be embedded in the audio as well. If you drag that into a sequence with the multicam, do the markers show up Then link it to the multicam vi
Choppy playback in Premiere Pro CC 2015.2
by Bob Seybold 3 years ago
I'm having a problem with choppy playing of clips that seemed to begin with the latest update of Premiere Pro CC. This is footage simply imported with no effects on them: https: youtu.be zRT2ziqhzY0 T
Re: Choppy playback in Premiere Pro CC 2015.2
by andy lewis 3 years ago
2-camera multicam: I get decent playback and then after 30 seconds or so CPU load ramps up to about 700% and playback chokes completely. From that point on the sound will play and the image will updat
How to fix the Strip flash from shooting press conference video?
by Ko Frank 3 years ago
I apologize to my bad English first. After shooting press conference, I found a problem on the video. That's the Flash light of camera is strip light. (Just like this http: i.imgur.com tvlCeyI.jpg ) I
Re: How to fix the Strip flash from shooting press conference video?
by andy lewis 3 years ago
1. Download a free trial of Adobe Premiere Pro 2. Cut out the frames with the flash in PPro. 3. Add the 'morph cut' transition to (hopefully) seamlessly cover what's missing
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Eyelines in talking head interviews
by Simon Ubsdell 3 years ago
This is pretty much completely off topic but I wanted somewhere to vent and here's as good a place as anywhere. So many people shooting talking heads which are supposed to be convincing the viewer of
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Re: Eyelines in talking head interviews
by andy lewis 3 years ago
I wonder if this is partly a generational thing. If you are under 30, you strongly associate close direct eyeline with youtube webcam video whereas eyes off to the side means cinema, innit I know that
How to hire a videographer in Hong Kong, Honduras and Tanzania
by Corbin Gross 4 years ago
Hey, Everybody. So we're planning a video project about our production process and would like to include footage from some of our manufacturers over seas. I'd like to learn a little about hiring a loc
Re: How to hire a videographer in Hong Kong, Honduras and Tanzania
by andy lewis 4 years ago
Probably too late but I am based in HK (have been for 10 years). Not sure how you'd go about it in the abstract but you could get in touch with me. :)
I wish Premiere Pro adopted these FCP7 features
by andy lewis 4 years ago
1. Keep that playhead moving unless I press space. If you do anything in PPro, playback stops - if you use a shortcut to go to next clip during playback, the playhead goes there and then stops. Why 2.
Re: I wish Premiere Pro adopted these FCP7 features
by andy lewis 4 years ago
Andrew Kimery "Again, not in front PPro but I'm pretty sure you can copy paste setting to multiple videos. Not sure about adding multiple settings to the same video." I don't think so. I'd be very ha
I tested the 2014 VS 2015 Macbook Pro using both FCPX & Ppro and results show FINAL CUT X ROCKS!!!
by Max Yuryev 4 years ago
Hey guys! If your interested in purchasing a MacbookPro I did some testing between the 2014 version with Nvidia graphics and the 2015 version with the new AMD graphics. Tested with both Final Cut X an
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Re: I tested the 2014 VS 2015 Macbook Pro using both FCPX & Ppro and results show FINAL CUT X ROCKS!!!
by andy lewis 4 years ago
Render and output is certainly an important function of NLEs but in my opinion it is not as critical as playback and latency while editing. I tried FCPX in the early days and didn't really go far enou
The new Macbook Pro 2.5 GHz vs 2.8 GHz for FCPX?
by Nikolaj Mikkelsen 4 years ago
Hi there, After the upgrade of the Macbook Pro yesterday, I'm finally gonna replace my mid 2010 MBP. However, I cannot figure out if it's worth upgrading the processor from 2.5 GHz to 2.8 GHz for 200
Re: The new Macbook Pro 2.5 GHz vs 2.8 GHz for FCPX?
by andy lewis 4 years ago
I mean that from what I've read, no one is sure what the Radeon R9 M370X actually is or how it performs. It might be more powerful than the previous GPU or it might be less powerful (but with better b
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Alternative to masking tape for cable runs
by andy lewis 4 years ago
The place we are filming in has a kind of weak, painted-on floor. I discovered this when I pulled up some masking tape the other day and the floor came with it! Oops. No harm done this time as they ar
Re: Alternative to masking tape for cable runs
by andy lewis 4 years ago
I got better tape but not in time to test it properly. In the end I put rubber bath mats over the (short) cable runs and carpet underlay from Ikea under the green screen. This stuff: http: www.ikea.co
Premier ePro new version reveal
by David Cherniack 4 years ago
https: blogs.adobe.com premierepro They are clearly working hard
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Re: Premier ePro new version reveal
by andy lewis 4 years ago
"And clip markers move with clips." Which is why they are so much more useful than sequence markers. In FCP as well though, they felt like the poorer cousins. In Ppro you can't edit a clip marker from
4K noisier than 1080p
by chris walker 4 years ago
After getting a Panasonic LX100 and discovering I couldn't easily stabilize most of my 4K 30fps handheld dollying and tracking shots in post the way I could with 1080p 60fps, I haven't been using the
Re: 4K noisier than 1080p
by andy lewis 4 years ago
Isn't this just a question of physics When you crop the image to 1080 you are only using a small section of the sensor. You are effectively using a smaller sensor. And we all know what small sensors a
Field mixer recommendations?
by Per Scaffidi 4 years ago
Hi all -- working on a production in a remote location assisting a cameraman with filming wildlife and interviews with scientists in the field. I'm looking for a cost-effective field mixer, and possib
Re: Field mixer recommendations?
by andy lewis 4 years ago
You sound people not providing a camera-audio guide track - are you using timecode sync If I was relying on the camera audio for sync I wouldn't be a happy bunny to find it not there. I know where you
Green screen lighting conundrum 2015
by andy lewis 4 years ago
My turn for some green screen advice (hopefully). We'll be filming 4 or 5 kids (up to 12 years old) dancing in front of green screen. We'll be doing this many times over 3 months. The room is 43' by 1
Re: Green screen lighting conundrum 2015
by andy lewis 4 years ago
"I was actually being very conservative. I only want you to use the 12 shop lights, NOTHING ELSE." Ha! OK thanks, I didn't get that. "Think of your little box at the end of the room as a refrigerator
Feedback on short documentary
by Sri JIva Southall 5 years ago
Hi All If anyone's got 9 minutes 17 seconds to spare I'd love to hear feedback on a short documentary I made: http: youtu.be g0ALiAmpdo8 list=UUMPIfQ0bltbiSXFoK6hY3RA It's about wildlife photographer
Re: Feedback on short documentary
by andy lewis 5 years ago
BTW have you seen Herzog's Encounters at the End of the World http: en.wikipedia.org wiki Encounters_at_the_End_of_the_World The "disgusting" comment from Bug Man made me think of the biologist in tha
Lighting dancers - how would you deal with this room?
by andy lewis 5 years ago
First of all, I d just like to say that this thread, where Mark Suszko helped Xavier Pilsudski light a corporate shoot was fantastic, I love this kind of thing. http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 1
Re: Lighting dancers - how would you deal with this room?
by andy lewis 5 years ago
It's a long story. So, I was talking about bringing in source fours and using one of the rehearsal days for filming (preferably after choreographing something around the camera - although I was happy
Soccer. ..F*** No. Why not many in N.A. give much of a sh**
by David Cherniack 5 years ago
a) it's painfully slow but more importantly. . b) referees' horrible calls all too frequently decide the game. Case a) above in today's game. I fell asleep in the 1st half. Case b) above in today's ga
Re: Soccer. ..F*** No. Why not many in N.A. give much of a sh**
by andy lewis 5 years ago
Your problems with "soccer": 1. It's slow 2. Referees make mistakes because decisions are not reviewed - "It's not for nothing that we happily accept 5 minute waits while refs review and often overtur
Great educational video
by andy lewis 7 years ago
I don't have very fond memories of watching video in school, it was great because we didn't have to do anything, but that was it. When I had the choice I would never have watched something that descri
Using a tone higher than human hearing to sync cameras
by andy lewis 7 years ago
I'm currently using Pluraleyes to sync footage from 2 5d mark iis and audio from a lav recorded on a Zoom H4N. This generally works pretty well but not always. Of course, when it doesn't work well it'
Re: Using a tone higher than human hearing to sync cameras
by Bouke Vahl 7 years ago
Common way of syncing is to use Timecode. Also an audio signal that can travel by wireless or wire.(at a frequency of about 2Khz, very well human audible, and (for me) almost human decodable... (very
Great Film
by Stephen Smith 7 years ago
I can't put the word "Help" in the subject line so that is why the subject is not the name of the film. The Help is a fantastic movie, one of my favorite films of 2011. It takes place during the civil
Re: Great Film
by andy lewis 7 years ago
Take away all of the black characters from The Help and what story do you have left Young ambitious girl goes to the big city and becomes successful. She returns home and finds the town too small, goe
Raw Footage, No Contract, No Deal
by Dominique Lee 8 years ago
I recently was paid to produce a music video for someone. I wrote up a contract but before filming started the artist refused to sign the contract since we were way off schedule. I'm young and this wa
Re: aw Footage, No Contract, No Deal
by andy lewis 8 years ago
If you do hand over the raw footage, is it possible to make sure they don't use it with your name attached You say you want to protect your brand. Would a written agreement along the lines of "I will
Is this audio blown?
by andy lewis 8 years ago
Should I fire the sound guy DPA 4060 into a zoom h4n. Levels get close to 0 in FCP but never above. It sounds nasty to me every time the interviewee says "errm." Could it be limitations of the mic rec
Re: Is this audio blown?
by Rodney Morris 8 years ago
I brought the clip into audacity for a quick look and listen. Yes, there is some distortion on the word "um". I'm not going to assign any blame on your sound guy because I don't know what his setup pr
Reccomendation for non-overkill MacPro for my FCP workflow
by Nick Ravich 8 years ago
Hey- Looking for a reccomendation on minimal Mac Pro specs I need to pull off my FCP workflow. So I m working on a big HDSLR-heavy documentary project, using FCP 7. Guessing 75-80 total hours by the e
Re: Reccomendation for non-overkill MacPro for my FCP workflow
by andy lewis 8 years ago
Getting the fastest machine you can afford makes a lot of sense if you are only ever going to buy one computer and use it for the rest of your life. Otherwise, this is usually bad advice. Moore's law
Thunderbolt on iMAC?
by Rafael Amador 8 years ago
What do you think will Apple do rafael www.nagavideo.com
Re: Thunderbolt on iMAC?
by andy lewis 8 years ago
There may still be good reasons to buy a mac pro but I don't think speed counts as one of them. Unless it's worth your while paying to be at the top end all the time, and upgrading frequently. If you'
DPA 4061 vs COS11 for interviews
by andy lewis 9 years ago
Hi, I've heard great things about the 4061 and here (Hong Kong) it is cheaper than the COS11. The only thing that concerns me slightly is that most of the recommendations for the DPA are from people r
Re: DPA 4061 vs COS11 for interviews
by Peter Groom 9 years ago
Wearing my Dubbing mixer hat, Ive received interviews audio recorded by BOTH mics and have been perfectly happy with either. They are both well respected manufacturers, but like everything in life, pe
550D low light capabilities
by Michael Lorushe 9 years ago
I'm new to the world of DSLR video and after countless hours researching on blogs, forums, youtube, vimeo etc...I decided to purchased a 550d T2i with a Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 lens. Today I tested it out
Re: 550D low light capabilities
by andy lewis 9 years ago
Hi Mike, It's easy enough to predict. 1.4 is two stops faster than 2.8. So the 1.4 wide open should, at 800 iso, have the same exposure as 2.8 at 3200 (but without the noise). That said, you will have
VLC for time delay
by andy lewis 9 years ago
I would like to stream live video from a camera on stage to a screen but with a delay of about 10 seconds. I'm sure I managed to do this once with VLC but I can't reproduce it. I've spent hours and ho
Will USB3 solve the imac's limitations?
by andy lewis 9 years ago
I currently have a 3-year-old imac that is showing its age a little bit. I edit and use Color occasionally Motion. I'm learning Nuke. Not for broadcast so far, but could be in the future. I can get a
Re: Will USB3 solve the imac's limitations?
by andy lewis 9 years ago
It's the same all over. I'm going to spend the mac pro money (tomorrow!) on a 5d mark2. Because i can't wait any longer for red nikon panasonic fisher-price to do it properly. Excited though. Of cours
multicam
by salah Elfalahi 9 years ago
Hi All I have multicam edited on time line, my question is, how to add one effect to all clips of one camera in one single step instead of tens of times adding the effect to all clips of one camera on
Re: multicam
by andy lewis 9 years ago
If you imported the cameras with distinct names you can use find. Press command-f in the timeline, input the name of the camera and press select all. Then you can option-v or drag settings into all cl
5D MkII Frame Rates
by Danny Grizzle 9 years ago
24 fps vs. 30 fps -- what are the pros and cons I've never wrapped my head around the arguments for 24fps being more "cinematic". In fact, the opposite makes sense, and I am old enough to remember Dou
Re: 5D MkII Frame Rates
by andy lewis 9 years ago
24fps is important for the same reason that if you wanted to be taken seriously as a still photographer half a century ago, you had to shoot in black and white. Colour photography was for snapshots an
Can I type in Word while watching the viewer
by James Bayliss-Smith 9 years ago
I want to log some footage that I have in Final cut pro with Timecode. Is there any way I can type into a word document while watching some footage in the viewer with out it stopping every time I clic
Re: Can I type in Word while watching the viewer
by andy lewis 9 years ago
Would like to know if there's an answer to this one. If you open the stickies application and select note-floating window, you get a window that stays on top of fcp all the time. This has been useful
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Inglorious Basterds - Love it or Hate it?
by Scott Roberts 9 years ago
This is in response to Mike Cohen's comment in yesterday's Hurt Locker Oscar thread saying Inglorious Basterds was inlgoriously boring. I'm just curious what you didn't like about it Because in terms
Re: Inglorious Basterds - Love it or Hate it?
by andy lewis 9 years ago
It's funny you should say that. A while back I was thinking about how to do a very low budget action movie without it being naff. I started thinking about "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead", a pl
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