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Ben Rojas
Creative Editorial | Post Supervision
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18 HOUR RENDER TIME!!!! Is that normal?
by Jenessa Kenway 4 years ago
Hi all, What is a normal amount of time for a high quality export out of FCP 7 I usually work with PremierPro but chose to assemble Mp4 clips created in Premiere in FCP for my final video output. The
Re: 18 HOUR RENDER TIME!!!! Is that normal?
by Ben Rojas 4 years ago
I'm amazed the MP4 files are working at all. Normally anything heavily compressed, like Mp4's, should be transcoded to ProRes, Uncompressed or something less taxing on the system. You're scratching yo
Culprit found for all Mac users with Quadro 4000
by Donald Riley 5 years ago
In an earlier Post I requested help with problems on my new QDR card, after extensive detective work with Apple and PNY there was no choice but to send the card in for replacement. Subsequently, I dec
Re: Culprit found for all Mac users with Quadro 4000
by Ben Rojas 5 years ago
Hi Chris. Did you ever have luck figuring out what was freezing you up Not only is my sys freezing for no apparent reason, but get the Quadro to work again is a task. Usually have to kill all power to
Editors Salary Question
by Kevin Matluk 5 years ago
Hello, I'm looking for help regarding what I should be asking for at my 2 year review with a television network located in the Midwest... I am the main editor, working on network promos and sizzle ree
Re: Editors Salary Question
by Ben Rojas 5 years ago
W the Senior title comes other responsibilities, so be ready for whatever else they throw your way... And it certainly would warrant a better than usual salary adjustment. In the end, no matter what a
Smoke 2013 on Linux
by Alan Okey 5 years ago
What is the current Smoke on Linux strategy Do the separate deliniations of Smoke and Smoke Advanced still exist Does Smoke on Linux = Smoke Advanced by default What capabilities does Smoke 2013 on Li
Re: Smoke 2013 on Linux
by Ben Rojas 5 years ago
Quite honestly, I can't see Autodesk's old business model working for much longer. Autodesk is a software company and that's money. When they took Discreet over, I think we all knew the days of turnke
SMac 2013
by Abhijeet Mohit 5 years ago
Autodesk has been retooling Smoke for 2013, so it runs on iMacs and MBP's. More info at Larry Jordan's blog. http: www.larryjordan.biz app_bin wordpress archives 1811 What does that have to do with FC
Re: SMac 2013
by Ben Rojas 5 years ago
Neither do I Aaron. I'm sure FCPX works great for those one-man band editors that work in their own world. While there have been some useful updates, it still remains forced and not user friendly to p
Bug: Trying to import an FCP7 sequence XML and Smoke is not responding
by Jeremy Garchow 5 years ago
I can't force quit, I can't kill the process in Activity Monitor. Jeremy
Re: NotSoMuchABug: Trying to import an FCP7 sequence XML and Smoke is not responding
by Ben Rojas 5 years ago
Sorry Jeremy, just noticed the last part of your post. I just conform the sequence. If I find myself needing something, I'll just go get what I need. So I've been playing w conforming FCP XML's, and t
Smoke 2013 trial very slow
by Duane Phipps 5 years ago
new to smoke, looking to switch from fcpx but when running trial smoke is very slow to respond to anything i do. i love the layout but cant figure out how i can be productive with such delays. I have
Re: Smoke 2013 trial very slow
by Ben Rojas 5 years ago
Alright, cleaned up my Raid last night and I'm getting much better performance. Same thing happens on my 2012 sys at work, which is on fiber. Smoke wants to be fed fast and 2013 no exception. Ben Roja
Organizing Larger Projects?
by David Jahns 5 years ago
I know this will change with 2013, but I still have many months ahead of me using 2012. Most of my projects have been small TV finishes for the most part - one or 2 spots, and handful of versions (60
Re: Organizing Larger Projects?
by Ben Rojas 5 years ago
I keep everything in one library. If the project becomes to large, and you have to be careful because you'll run into problems if you let the library get to big, I'll create another library and move t
Updates must change!
by Ben Rojas 5 years ago
I've been griping about this since the first SP update I got for Smoke on Mac 2 years ago. Every other NLE software simply updates. Avid, FCP... Adobe I jumped from CS3 to 5 and now 6 w ease. I don't
Re: Updates must change!
by Ben Rojas 5 years ago
No probs w naming, but the whole update process has to be one button easy. Like you Brian, I too have left other versions on the sys, but Autodesk support, the last time I had issues, specifically tol
Is it possible to test drive Smoke 2013, while continuing to use 2012 version on the same computer?
by jake blackstone 5 years ago
Sorry, if this question already had been asked. Before I install the 2013 version, I wanted to make sure, that I can continue to use 2012 version. Can I have a different managed drive for either versi
Re: Is it possible to test drive Smoke 2013, while continuing to use 2012 version on the same computer?
by Ben Rojas 5 years ago
I heard second hand that it's 'causing problems. Hopefully one of the good folks from Autodesk will chime in as evaluating it at home is one thing, but eval. on my 2012 sys is another. I'll really wan
Apple are hilarious
by Aindreas Gallagher 6 years ago
quote in this bit: http: www.postmagazine.com Press-Center Daily-News 2012 Apple-reveals-future-FCP-X-update-plans.aspx so the quote goes.. "Apple also pointed out.. that reports suggest.. that the co
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Eric Michael Cap liked this 6 years ago
Re: Apple are hilarious
by Ben Rojas 6 years ago
Ok, Oliver has jolted my memory. Yep, Aja & BMD for sure. I think Apple lost a prime opportunity to face its critics, skeptics and spurned user base! They could have come to NAB in full force and prov
Avid Symphony? Not in the same league?
by David Jackson 6 years ago
Hi guys Hope it's ok to frame a question in this way, but here goes.... I'm a long time Avid editor, always done a lot of online and grading work, but I'm no colourist. However, back in the day, I cou
Re: Avid Symphony? Not in the same league?
by Ben Rojas 6 years ago
I spent many years on a Symphony and having RT CC was a blessing. It's still a strong product today but limited. CC needs in 2012 have significantly change... Working RAW is just one of those needed o
Autodesk Smoke is changing. Everything.
by Walter Soyka 6 years ago
"Autodesk Smoke is changing. Everything." That's Autodesk's NAB promotion link . Sounds like Smoke 2013 will be a significant release, but no word on whether it will be either awesome or jaw-dropping.
Re: Autodesk Smoke is changing. Everything.
by Ben Rojas 6 years ago
well, all my connections are under non-disclosures, but I've pieced together some things that I'll add to the discussion. I've been on Smoke for 12 yrs. with a 2yr hiatus on Avid DS. Smoke is truly an
Two NLEs on one computer
by Bert Delgado 6 years ago
I have a MacPro tower and wonder if anyone in this forum has both Final Cut Pro 7 and Avid Media Composer installed in a machine like mine. Are there any hardware or software conflicts or problems Bot
Re: Two NLEs on one computer
by Ben Rojas 6 years ago
Just DL'd the trial version of MC 5.5 last week and running it on the same sys w FCP7. No probs Bert. Been a long time my old friend, hope all is well and life is good! Cheers, Ben. Ben Rojas Editor A
How to reconform to original R3D's after working with ProRes422 proxies
by Michael Reese 6 years ago
Hi, I just completed my edit in FCP using ProRes 422 Proxies that I created in redcine, then dragged and dropped into FCP. I synched the sound, created the edit and now I can't figure out how to expor
Re: How to reconform to original R3D's after working with ProRes422 proxies
by Ben Rojas 6 years ago
Basically, folks still have Davinci 2K's around and want to make use of them. These were million dollar investments that in many cases became outdated before they could make an ROI on them. Now, the C
No Avid at NAB
by Terence Curren 10 years ago
http: www.avid.com company releases 2007 071113_customer_avid.htmlTerence Curren www.alphadogs.tv www.digitalservicestation.com Burbank,Ca
Re: Avid will be in Vegas
by Ben Rojas 10 years ago
Agreed! They've got a lot to do in a short time... Let's see if they've got the stones to do what needs to be done. First and foremost, they need to open up and play nice with others... Hey Discreet a
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