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Cyrus Dowlatshahi

Member Since:
February 20th 2009
83 Posts
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Proxies, Merged Clips, and # of Audio Tracks
by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 4 weeks ago
Hi all, I'm an AE on a feature doc that's already shot a ton. Here's our workflow: 1. Sync full-res video to dual-system audio using Pluraleyes 3 2. Export an XML from Pluraleyes 3 3. Import XML into
Editing/Linking proxies with offline footage
by Matthew Woods 2 years ago
Hi, Kicking the tires on and trying to find a workflow using the new Proxy settings. I have a project on a main machine that has the original 4k footage. I have made proxies for it, and everything see
Re: Editing/Linking proxies with offline footage
by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 1 month ago
Yes, that is how it is supposed to work. Utilizing the proxy workflow properly involves setting up projects using original 4k media, so Premiere will always ask where it is. When you initially open pr
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CC 2014 startup issues
by Stephan Warmenhoven 4 years ago
Hi, Big issues here starting up the CC 2014 programs. Everything seems to install fine on my 2012 Mac Pro with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2048 MB video card. Premiere CC 2014 takes more than 4 minutes t
Re: CC 2014 startup issues
by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 4 years ago
https: twitter.com cdowlatshahi status 479634097267294208 @cyrusdowlatshahi
Who's taking the plunge into Version 8?
by Al LeVine 4 years ago
I want to wait a second before upgrading... but any first impressions
Re: Who's taking the plunge into Version 8? - Need to manually move preferences
by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 4 years ago
Jake, I was unable to get Premiere 2014 to run on my early 2008 Mac Pro. I'm running 10.9.3 with an AMD 5770 graphics card, getting the error, "Adobe Premiere Pro could not find any capable video play
Change Layer Size without affecting It's Masks?
by Jason McKee 8 years ago
Is there any way to change the size of a layer without affecting it's masks and their placement and possibly keyframes I use solids as Track mattes for a layer (most of the time) so i can apply tracki
Re: Change Layer Size without affecting It's Masks?
by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 5 years ago
I wish I miraculously stumbled upon the solution. My copy pasted masks are all distorted horizontally. @cyrusdowlatshahi
Exporting Media Files: name includes sound filename
by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 5 years ago
If synced up the video clip "cow.mov" with the audio file "grazing.wav" I used to be able to export a married quicktime movie file with the good audio that was simply named "cow.mov." Now it's "cow.mo
Re: Exporting Media Files: name includes sound filename
by Aaron McLane 4 years ago
I have run into this same issue. Did you ever figure it out
Any way to prevent dupes in Project file?
by Ryan Patch 6 years ago
Hello - Due to working with both PluralEyes as well as multiple editors on the same project, I deal with importing a lot of XML and PRPROJ files into existing project files that I've worked with. This
Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Project file?
by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 5 years ago
This is the feature we want: "I would like to be able to delete master clips in the project panel without deleting them from sequences in my project." I cannot tell you how much easier this would make
Pluraleyes 3: Footage doesn't play in viewer
by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 6 years ago
I've synced about 60 video clips with 10 audio clips. Usually I just immediately export the timeline, check the results in my NLE, and correct whatever 10% or so clips Pluraleyes misses (usually not d
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Ron Priest liked this 6 years ago
Assests and File Organization Across Dozens of Hard Drives
by Brandyn Streeter 6 years ago
Greetings, This is my first post in a long time. I'm looking for some guidance on the best method of organizing Video files, and assest across multiple drives at my new workplace. I use PPro CS5.5, an
Re: Assests and File Organization Across Dozens of Hard Drives
by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 6 years ago
http: cyrusdowlatshahi.tumblr.com post 33238850141 shane-ross-is-a-broadcast-tv-editor-out-in-la-and
Issues with merged clips in CS 5.5
by Matthew Barrett 7 years ago
Hi everyone, Having an odd issue with Premiere CS 5.5. Working on a show with audio recorded on an Edirol HDD Recorder. Audio was recorded to a stereo track with each input being panned hard right and
Re: Issues with merged clips in CS 5.5
by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 6 years ago
I had identical issues. I upgraded to CS6 and have not had them since. 5.5.2 That's been out for a while man! Unfortunately you've lost work. I did too and tried everything under the sun to get it bac
Mocha Tracking Data Export Won't Change
by Jerry Tran 6 years ago
So I know how to track and export the data. Im having a problem, I dont know whether its because I am using CS4, but when I export the tracking data and I paste it onto my null object, it puts the tra
Re: Mocha Tracking Data Export Won't Change
by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 6 years ago
I got it. I had created an 'exclusion layer' and had THAT layer selected when I clicked export... and so it was exporting garbage essentially.
Made the BIG switcheroo
by Todd VanSlyck 6 years ago
Not just FCP to Premiere but Mac to PC. I'm in the process of making everything speak to each other now and it's been relatively easy. Switching from FCP to Premiere has been easier than I thought. I
Re: Made the BIG switcheroo
by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 6 years ago
I think I've figured out a workflow for my feature doc: I have a master project. It will contain a bin for clips from each shooting day, and as I continue to shoot I'll add bins. As time allows, I'll
Renaming multiple Clips in Premiere Pro Metadata Editor
by Ryan Kehn 6 years ago
Hey All, So we're making the transition to Premiere CS6 from Final Cut. Taking on our first P2 project with the new software and am trying to organize things to match our workflow. I'm trying to batch
Re: Renaming multiple Clips in Premiere Pro Metadata Editor
by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 6 years ago
You try using Adobe Bridge The batch rename tool
5d mark iii zoom h4n timecode sync
by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 6 years ago
I shoot with a 5d mark iii and record audio externally on a zoom h4n, and sync sound in pluraleyes (so far really digging pluraleyes 3). Setting my timecode to 'free run' on the 5d, I set the date tim
Re: 5d mark iii zoom h4n timecode sync
by Bouke Vahl 6 years ago
The trick you are using is not strange at all. (At least you have something if things go bad...) What i don't get is how you get so close. The timestamp on the files is not the file creation time, but
My Roller Coaster FCPX Experience
by Mike Silverman 7 years ago
I've been editing on Final Cut Pro since version 2. I recently decided to try out FCPX now that it has had a few updates and has the Multicam feature. I am at a point where I want to make a decision a
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Re: My Roller Coaster FCPX Experience
by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 7 years ago
Go to Premiere. I learned FCP X, edited with it, I actually LIKED editing with it, but finally had to cut my losses and switch to Premiere: the buggy performance aside, I just need manual control. I c
Keywords/Events
by jon smitherton 7 years ago
Hi I'm editing my first video in FCPX. I've imported my DSLR and converted into proxies - of which there are 4 cards - so I have 4 events. I've logged all my shots with keywords but, I now have the ke
Re: Keywords/Events
by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 7 years ago
I'm working on a longer-term project, a documentary. I am still trying to find a backup solution that works. I create a new event for each day that I shoot. I now have 50 events. The trouble is, somet
Adding/Modifying Text
by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 7 years ago
Is there any reason why things become unbearably slow when adding or specifically MODIFYING basic titles I'm sitting here watching text... type... out... with... each... keystroke...
Re: Adding/Modifying Text
by Ray Wang 7 years ago
I am running FCP X on MBP 2010 i7, SSD + 8 Gb ram I am experiencing the same thing. FCP 7 on the same system felt more snappier in that respect. --- Ray
Reconnect
by Lance Moody 7 years ago
I was just wondering how many other folks see the lack of being able to reconnect changed media as one of the major issues with the software I am getting into the final stages of the big FCPX test pro
Re: Reconnect
by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 7 years ago
It bothers me a lot. For me this lack of manual control manifests itself when I am backing up events and moving events between computers. As I work, I am constantly adding metadata (keywords, markers,
FCPX 10.0.1 improve media alias issues?
by Steve Grimes 7 years ago
Maybe I am wrong about this, but it appears that when I import footage as alias files, that it is doing a much better job at not breaking in the new update to fcpX. I have gone through the process of
Re: FCPX 10.0.1 improve media alias issues?
by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 7 years ago
I sure hope this is the case.
Best backup techniques for FCP X
by Matthew Celia 7 years ago
I'm wondering what people are doing for their backup in FCP X. In FCP 7, I would keep a copy of my project file only (usually synced to Dropbox or Time Machine -- or both). In the case I ever lost the
Re: Best backup techniques for FCP X
by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 7 years ago
"It works... but you'd think there was a better way" is a quote from that same thread. I would add: "It's working now, but I don't know why." Bugs. Hate em.
Reconnecting linked music
by Ray Wang 7 years ago
I have a storyline with music added from my itunes library (on a NAS). I have since moved my itune library to a firewire external drive. Expectedly, the music showed up as red (disconnected). Is there
Re: Reconnecting linked music
by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 7 years ago
I ran into this same problem with music. Thankfully a music track is small and the workaround isn't too inconvenient. The upgrade to FCP X needs to include a manual override to the automatic 'reconnec
Workflow: Zoom h4n in 4-channel mode
by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 7 years ago
I'm shooting on a 5d and would like to record on my h4n in four-channel mode (I have two lavs and a shotgun mic). However, this results in two audio files. Right now I'm using Dualeyes to create synce
Amazing jumping cursor
by Mark Morache 7 years ago
Anyone else have strange behavior with the timeline cursor I can't figure out if it's something I'm doing, but often the cursor will suddenly jump to a different part of the timeline, instead of where
Re: Amazing jumping cursor
by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 7 years ago
Skimming's it though. With skimming, hovering, pressing 'c' to selecting a clip, comma and period to trim, moving the mouse (to skim) and hitting spacebar to play... I'm beginning to make use of every
Canon 5d Strobe Light artifact: how to fix?
by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 7 years ago
http: vimeo.com 26735099 password: cow Here is a link to some footage I shot at an underground party. I would like to create just a short segment of the dance floor, and I'm looking to stylize it sinc
Re: Canon 5d Strobe Light artifact: how to fix?
by Noah Kadner 7 years ago
Have you tried applying the rolling shutter correction in FCP Noah Unlock the secrets of 24p, HD and Final Cut Studio with Call Box Training. Featuring the Panasonic GH2 and GoPro HD Hero.
Larry Jordan begins knocking loudly on Apple's door.
by Aindreas Gallagher 7 years ago
As smug and self regarding as Apple are, Jordan's growing horror can be no great PR delight for them. http: www.larryjordan.biz app_bin wordpress archives 1544 The shiny Apple has worms growing in it,
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Re: Larry Jordan begins knocking loudly on Apple's door.
by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 7 years ago
I'm actually turning down invitations to go out at night because I have to spend time learning to edit in FCP X. Ironically I am spending my nights with Larry, his videos on my laptop while I'm in FCP
Canon 5d Doc: to switch or no?
by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 7 years ago
Hi All, I am shooting a documentary now, and am considering using FCP X because of its potential for handling DSLR video (I'm using a Canon 5d). My workflow now is to use FCP 6, transcode to ProRes, a
Re: Canon 5d Doc: to switch or no?
by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 7 years ago
The reason I re-export is because I tend to have 20-40min audio clips and like 50 video clips that span that time period. Linking doesn't give me just the portion of good audio I want for any particul
Audio Sync Issue
by Marc Roberts 7 years ago
Anyone else having a problem syncing multiple clips using the sync audio option If I sync one clip to one audio track everything is fine. If I try to sync 8 clips from camera a and 8 clips from camera
Re: Audio Sync Issue
by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 7 years ago
Hey Marc, I'm having kind of a similar issue. I haven't played around with FCP X's audio syncing enough yet though... and I'm not familiar enough yet with the interface to chalk the sync failure up to
Canon 5d Workflow Suggestions?
by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 7 years ago
Hi All, I'm beginning a documentary, shooting on the 5d, with external sound to an h4N. I'm expecting a lot of footage, so I don't want to convert to ProRes422 right away; as of now I am archiving my
Re: Canon 5d Workflow Suggestions?
by Michal Trzaska 7 years ago
Last summer I filmed a feature film using a 7D on most days on some a 5D and a 7D and the H4n using all 4 channels. We would make a disk image of each SD card using Disk Utility and each H4n audio car
23.98 vs 59.98
by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 8 years ago
Hi all, I have a DVCPRO HD 720p60 sequence at 23.98fps that is has some 59.98 material in it. The material plays normally in the canvas, but when I render it and or export a quicktime, it becomes chop
Re: 23.98 vs 59.98
by Dave LaRonde 8 years ago
The frame rate isn't 59.98. It's 59.94... which could be the source of your frustration. Dave LaRonde Sr. Promotion Producer KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA
Merged audio nightmare
by Amit Ashraf 8 years ago
So I cut a 20 minute short film, without worrying about the live audio (just worked with camera audio). Then my director told be that I need to put the separate audio track in! So I've been for the li
Re: Merged audio nightmare
by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 8 years ago
"Chop the new audio so it is the same length as the video master clip. Match frame the audio and cut is an audio subclip back to the timeline, then make a merged clip (if you don't subclip, your merge
Capturing from Mini DV 24p into FCP 6.05, what are the presets for DVC Pro HD HVX-200 camera
by Malinda Francis 10 years ago
Hey I am having trouble capturing from tape into FCP 6.05...it must be a setting I am not doing right...can anyone help me let me know peace mali
Re: Capturing from Mini DV 24p into FCP 6.05, what are the presets for DVC Pro HD HVX-200 camera
by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 10 years ago
I've adjusted the capture settings to match, in the exact same scenario, but I'm getting a huge loss in quality (and lots of jagged edges) in the DV footage I'm bringing into FCP. Something must not b
Cannot crop out edge-of-frame artifacts
by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 10 years ago
Hi all, I created a 20-second animation in Motion that is destined for DVD. I have exported to MPEG-2 out of both Compressor and FCP, tried adjusting handles, crop settings and cannot figure this out.
Re: Cannot crop out edge-of-frame artifacts
by Cyrus Dowlatshahi 10 years ago
I am going to rebuild the Motion project from scratch. That makes it sound bad, but it should take THAT long.. I think this is one of those things that contributes to the impression that Motion is (as
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