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Gary, is Chicago-based digital artist and technologist that specializes in Custom Workflow Solutions for Creative Arts.
I/A 600 DIT and Camera work, Tech Chair for NAB's Director of Photography Conference. ICG Training Committee.
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Secret of arri
by Karl Dixon 9 months ago
Hi everyone I have made it my goal to find out what is so special about the software that arri uses to look so good. Please refrain from answering its due to their wonderful parts they are not any dif
Re: Secret of arri
by gary adcock 9 months ago
An understanding of light would be an essential start to develop that knowledge. You could also use the information gained by scanning trillions of frames of various film types, in a wide variety of l
Multiple Red Dragon Single Remote
by Rihit Patil 1 year ago
Cameras: 5 Red Dragons Require: Way to trigger them remotely to start and stop recording. DIY or Pro solution sought. So far in mind: via smartphone app, or via infra-red remote, or via laptop, or via
Re: Multiple Red Dragon Single Remote
by gary adcock 1 year ago
Rihit Patil "Require: Way to trigger them remotely to start and stop recording. " Use Foolcontrol or REDremote for this First you have to connect and sync all the cameras with RED's sync cables and s
LHe Plus and Closed Captions
by Don Alexander 2 years ago
Good day. I am attempting to upgrade my installation of a LHe Plus card. I'm moving to a slightly newer mac pro tower. In a past installation, we were able to use the card under OS X 10.7.5, with the
Re: LHe Plus and Closed Captions
by gary adcock 2 years ago
Don Alexander "I uninstalled 10.3.8 and installed the 10.3.0 package. The closed caption check boxes are available. My experience is encapsulated below; " The LHe often required a manual update to th
I want to record in kipro drive and external drive on same time live
by Irfan Ali 2 years ago
Is this possible to record in kipro drive and external drive on same time live
Re: I want to record in kipro drive and external drive on same time live
by gary adcock 2 years ago
Irfan Ali "I want to record in kipro drive and external drive on same time live" That functionality is not possible on any KiPro model. gary adcock Studio37 Post and Production Workflow Consultant Pr
Tool to display/extract ARRI metadata from SDI signal
by Salvador Garza 2 years ago
Hi everyone! Does anyone know of any tool that displays or extracts ARRI extended metadata from an Alexa HD-SDI signal Thanks! Salvador Garza http: www.salvadorgarza.com
Re: Tool to display/extract ARRI metadata from SDI signal
by gary adcock 2 years ago
Salvador Garza "So far my search has led me to QTakeHD," There is also a variety of test hardware that also provides this function. There are a few apps for script supervisors that can modify read th
FCPX Exported image sequence are not good
by Giampaolo Moretti 2 years ago
I have exported an image sequence of 35 frames from a 4k timeline (4096x2160 50p xavc-i) and all the images have a different black from the originals. It seems that the black level is gain up after th
Re: FCPX Exported image sequence are not good
by gary adcock 2 years ago
Giampaolo Moretti "If I reimport in fcpx this simple image the levels are different from the original clip" What are your output parameters Are you outputting as in Full Range or SMPTE (0-100 or 16-2
SXS UDF formated cards work ... and don't
by Patrice Freymond 2 years ago
Hi, wondering if anybody has seen something like this: Two clean installs of El Capitan, FCPX 10.2.2 and other software. Install 1 is on a 2012 MacBook Pro 15" 8GB Ram, Install 2 is on a late 2012 iMa
Re: SXS UDF formated cards work ... and don't
by gary adcock 2 years ago
Patrice Freymond "Not sure what you mean by "cleanUSB3" port for the reader" Patrice USB is notorious. The card reader should be directly attached to the USB3 port on your computer. Keyboards and Mic
Canon C500 and Ki Pro Quad Failing to Record 4K or 59.94
by Jason Jones 4 years ago
I have paired a C500 with a Ki Pro Quad, and the combination works perfectly in a single-SDI connection mode, at 23.976 or 29.97 frame rates. However, any recording mode that requires TWO SDI connecto
Re: Canon C500 and Ki Pro Quad Failing to Record 4K or 59.94
by gary adcock 2 years ago
Matthew Williams "I'm trying to record 60fps @ 2K Pro Res 444 10 or 12-Bit." That data rate is beyond the specs of the KiPro Quad in 444 mode. Try setting the capture to ProRes HQ or Standard for the
Delivery of large files to clients.
by Ed Stevens 2 years ago
Anybody out there delivering the final video to clients as a file I'm a wedding videographer, after editing on FCPX, I deliver my clients Blu-rays. I also offer standard definition dvds if they ask fo
Re: Delivery of large files to clients.
by gary adcock 2 years ago
Ed Stevens "I'd like to offer my clients the .mov master file also. " Traditionally that file in not turned over to a client. Especially in your market as a wedding shooter. "I could provide them wit
AJA KI Pro Quad
by Bob Cole 2 years ago
I'm looking for an external recorder which I can use with my current camera (Sony EX1R, with 10-bit SDI 1920x1080 output), as well as with my "next" camera, which will certainly be 4K. I do not have a
Re: AJA KI Pro Quad
by gary adcock 2 years ago
Bob Cole "In today's video world, "future proofing" is a problematic concept. Could you recommend the AJA KI Pro Quad " Honestly, there has been little or no advancement on the KiPro product line for
Aja kipro yellow light blink on back side
by Irfan Ali 2 years ago
I want to know what is the yellow light blinking on the back side of kipro
Re: Aja kipro yellow light blink on back side
by gary adcock 2 years ago
Irfan Ali "I want to know what is the yellow light blinking on the back side of kipro " The little indicator next to the Ethernet port That just saying it is not in use, green is the correct color. g
Arri Alexa Xt lens curve.
by Ricky Milling 2 years ago
Im editing a project using Alexa Xt lens and its coming our 4:3 Anamorphic 2k. I've import the footage and changed frame size of the sequence to 1836 x 1536 pixels and Anamorphic 2:1 (2.0). When I mov
Re: Arri Alexa Xt lens curve.
by gary adcock 2 years ago
Ricky Milling "Are you saying its normal to see a little bit of curve when using anamorphic lens an i shouldnt worry " There is an inherent optical distortion in all anamorphic lenses, by their natur
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80% rule
by Craig Alan 2 years ago
It has been my understanding that a hard drive should not be kept more than 80% full - that it will slow down and be more open to corruption. Does this apply to a Pegasus Raid (or any raid for that ma
Re: 80% rule
by gary adcock 2 years ago
Noah Kadner "Never a bad idea to avoid full drives. That said, 80% is fairly conservative on that large a drive." Even on a larger volume keeping 15%-20% open allows for faster Renders and transfer o
Downloading 5k footage times
by Mónica Calderón 2 years ago
Hi, I'm on a film. And they shot scenes that are 10 minutes long. At the end of the day I have 5 cards to download after downloading almost 12 during the day. They are shooting Red Dragon 5k 4:1 foota
Re: Downloading 5k footage times
by gary adcock 2 years ago
Yes it could be faster, I am able to transfer RED mags at about twice that fast. M nica Calder n "I download the cards to two thunderbolt hard drives." Not all TB drive are created equally. I have see
IoExpress connect to non PCIe mac
by Morten Berg 2 years ago
How do I connect an ioEXPRESS to USB or Thunderbolt Is it even possible Thanks....
Re: IoExpress connect to non PCIe mac
by gary adcock 2 years ago
Morten Berg "How do I connect an ioEXPRESS to USB or Thunderbolt " Since the IoExpress uses the older express card as the user interface, the only way to make it work would be via something like the
10.2 ProRes export issues with AJA KiPro
by Colin McQuillan 2 years ago
Audio no longer plays on KiPro from Prores files exported from FCPX latest update 10.2. Have tried with KiPro Rack running latest firmware. If anyone else out there has a KiPro and FCPX with the just
Re: 10.2 ProRes export issues with AJA KiPro
by gary adcock 2 years ago
Colin McQuillan "When I re-encoded the files I exported from FCPX in Adobe Media Encoder (CS6) audio was set to stereo and the KiPro was able to playout the file just fine." The file format on the Ki
Resolution for Aspect Ratio(s)
by Thomas Frank 2 years ago
Hi, anybody know or aware where to find the resolution for the following aspect ratio for 4K 1.85:1 Widescreen 2.35:1 Anamorphic 2.40.:1 Cinema 2.55:1 Cinema Scope 2.75:1 Ultra Panavision 70 3.00:1 Su
Re: Resolution for Aspect Ratio(s)
by gary adcock 2 years ago
Jeremy Garchow "Then take 4096 and divide by the aspect ratio, and that gives you the height." It does not quite work that way as the aspect ratios were devised for Film standards and not digital . A
AJA Ki Pro Dopping frames and slipping timecode-Is there a drive test utility?
by Rich Kaelin 2 years ago
To the point: is there a utility to test Ki Pro drives One that will detect a drive that is failing and will drop frames Quick Why: one of my Ki Pros is dropping frames and the timecode AND video is s
Re: AJA Ki Pro Dopping frames and slipping timecode-Is there a drive test utility?
by gary adcock 2 years ago
Rich Kaelin "Details: So we set up a shoot around Christmas for a concert..... I just sat down to start the editing and mastering this week, since they only want the finished product ready for this C
AJA IO4K HDMI In SDI OUT
by Jeffrey Lonigro 2 years ago
I am trying to use the IO4K to take an HDMI input from an on camera EVF(Zacuto) feed into the IO4K and get SDI out to an external monitor. Is this possible I can't seem to get any output.
Re: AJA IO4K HDMI In SDI OUT
by gary adcock 2 years ago
Yes A proper converter (FYI have you tried using a DVI to HDMI adapter on the back of the monitor ) The frame rate and format of the video are as important as the gear when patching signals through de
23.98p and 25p in one project?
by juergen steinbrecher 2 years ago
Hey there, I am preemptively sorry if that turns out to be a stupid question, but I can not find a definite answer (or work flow) for my problem in any of the other threats. And it goes like this: I b
Re: 23.98p and 25p in one project?
by gary adcock 2 years ago
juergen steinbrecher "The problem is that my video camera can only shoot in these frames rates:" What is your point There was a time when video cameras only shot one frame rate based on where you bou
Editing Red footage on FCP 7
by salah adel 3 years ago
Hey everyone We shot a short film on Red camera (6K and I'm thinking of the best way to prepare it for the editor. Since she want to edit on FCP 7 I was thinking I should transcode the footage to Appl
Re: Editing Red footage on FCP 7
by gary adcock 3 years ago
Lionel Low "FCP 7 only deals with 2k resolution. So you wont get much benefit from a 4k transcode. A 2k transcode would work well. " While performance will be better with a 2K workflow, For the recor
GH4 will not update to Firmware 2.0
by gary adcock 3 years ago
Ok. My GH4 is stuck on the V.1.1 firmware and I have tired everything to get the camera to update to V2.0 without success. Tired 3 different batteries charged to max 4 different SD cards card in befor
Re: GH4 will not update to Firmware 2.0
by gary adcock 3 years ago
Mike Hinkel "I had the same problem." Yeah, Translations always lack something. going to try using Windows for DL and transfer, sometimes that can work. gary adcock Studio37 Post and Production Workf
Never worked with RED footage before
by Mike Mitchell 3 years ago
Hey everyone, I'm working on a short film pro-bono for some friends. They're shooting on RED and I've never worked with RED footage before, so I know nothing about the workflow process. I've been sear
Re: Never worked with RED footage before
by gary adcock 3 years ago
Mike Mitchell "I'm most comfortable working in FCP7," FCP7 does not support pixel with beyond 4000px With either of those computers plan on waiting a lot while things process render. gary adcock Stud
Do I need to have a red Rocket card to run real time r3d files?
by patricia contreras 3 years ago
Do I need to have a red Rocket card to run real time r3d files from the red cameras if I m going to buy a intel xeon computer with two nvidia cards and 32GB of ram. I apreciate any help.
Re: Do I need to have a red Rocket card to run real time r3d files?
by gary adcock 3 years ago
patricia contreras "Do I need to have a red Rocket card to run real time r3d files from the red cameras if I m going to buy a intel xeon computer with two nvidia cards and 32GB of ram." That would to
Arri to Avid workflow
by Trevor Ambrose 3 years ago
Hi Guys, I'm an editor and I need to decode what a cinematographer is saying to me. He's shooting on Arri and I want to know what to tell the lab in terms of transcoding to create Avid media. Cinemato
Re: Arri to Avid workflow
by gary adcock 3 years ago
Trevor Ambrose "Cinematographer's quote: "I will be shooting with the Arri Amira, so a prores 4.4.4 workflow just like Alexa." Will I be getting the normal DNxHD 36 (HD1080p) media or do I ask the la
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Why does Arri describe the Alexa as having a "35mm" PL lens mount?
by Chelsea Craig 3 years ago
I am somewhat new to the camera world. I am taking the time to really learn the Alexa. Why does Arri describe the Alexa has having a "35mm" PL lens mount I understand what a PL lens mount is but why t
Re: Why does Arri describe the Alexa as having a "35mm" PL lens mount?
by Chelsea Craig 3 years ago
Thank you for the informative answer!
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what to do when importing alexa files from unformatted cards into FCP
by Eve Ramsden 3 years ago
I have an issue which I'd love some advice on. I'm working on a feature which is shooting on the Arri Alexa. So far, I've been receiving cards with sequential roll numbers- A001 continuing up to A030.
Re: what to do when importing alexa files from unformatted cards into FCP
by gary adcock 3 years ago
Stella Ramsden "In your opinion, is it okay to work with this footage, even though the numbering was wrongly reset " if the content plays properly, why not Understand that these file are going to cau
R3D Tiff export from Redcine-X Pro
by Sarah Bright 3 years ago
Hi guys, I have an R3D file that I need to export as a tiff files but when I export it the tiff are black blank. the other R3D files I've exported with the same settings have exported fine. Do you hav
Re: R3D Tiff export from Redcine-X Pro
by gary adcock 3 years ago
Sarah Bright " have an R3D file that I need to export as a tiff files but when I export it the tiff are black blank." I think You have included the alpha channel in the file and the version of QT you
RED Epic export settings
by Daniel Neutzsky-Wulff 4 years ago
Hi, We recently finished the shoot of a music video shot on RED Epic. I have to export all of the footage for the editor. The footage was shot in: 2K 3K 4K 75 FPS 4K 50 FPS 4K 25 FPS Final output will
Re: RED Epic export settings
by gary adcock 4 years ago
Daniel Neutzsky-Wulff "What should I export the footage to " ASK THE EDITOR. They are the ones cutting the footage why not ask them what they want gary adcock Studio37 Post and Production Workflow Co
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4K might become a reality quicker than we think
by Andre van Berlo 4 years ago
On this forum I ve seen people figure that they won t need 4K editing capability for the next 2-3 years. This week I saw that Panasonic is going to release its GH4 with 4K. Estimates are that it will
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Re: 4K might become a reality quicker than we think
by John Heagy 4 years ago
Give me the enhanced 2020 color space and 10 bit color depth that is included in the UHTV-1 spec but at 1080p60 120. That would be a meaningful and broadcast-able change. 4K TVs are simply Japanese sp
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Thunder Bolt Mobile Rocket Upgrade by Maxx Digital
by Ron Amborn 4 years ago
Mobile Rocket TB owners Maxx Digital will be offering an upgrade path for your exsisting Thunder Bolt 1 systems. It will be under 100.00 upgrade fee and will be available in late February. Sincerely,
Re: Thunder Bolt Mobile Rocket Upgrade by Maxx Digital
by gary adcock 4 years ago
Ron Amborn "Agreed on your speed numbers . What I am seeing is people saying 2.0 and not 1.4 which you have confirmed is real world numbers" Ron, With the theoretical limit of Thunderbolt 2 at approx
OSX Mavericks IP over thunderbolt
by daniel lai 4 years ago
Gooday Guys, Just notice some new feature added into OSX Mavericks. It's IP over Thunderbolt. Here is the link that state about the features : http: www.apple.com thunderbolt You can read about it unt
Re: OSX Mavericks IP over thunderbolt
by gary adcock 4 years ago
Rick Lang " is in System Preferences Network. On a Mac with Thunderbolt, it shows up when you click the + button to add a network connection." yup, the same place is is for selecting IP over both FW
4K lenses
by Charles Binn 4 years ago
Are there any lenses with a resolution ready for 4K Even the best DSLR Canon lenses have aresolution of 2.200 lines. And we tested a lot of "prime lenses". Some have been better, some worse.... Charle
Re: 4K lenses
by gary adcock 4 years ago
Charles Binn " But if the resolution of a lens is about 2.000 lines for full format." I have never heard of a lens that can truly resolve at that high a resolution, most resolution charts do not exce
RP188 TC Capture Now w/ TC Breaks OR TC on Audio Ch. 2 Reader
by sam atkinson 4 years ago
I'm trying to set up to capture video from our film scanner with tc generated from Arri code on the film using an Aaton system, so that we can post sync 8 tracks The Kona card doesn't have LTC in, so
Re: RP188 TC Capture Now w/ TC Breaks OR TC on Audio Ch. 2 Reader
by gary adcock 4 years ago
Rafel is correct on this. Since your scanner is working at the frame level AJa VTR Exchange has the needed functionality to capture from the scanner with TC. You should call Aja for proper technical s
Question concerning Pro Res 422
by Jonny Cates 4 years ago
I recently shot a large movie project shot with three different cameras in 1920 x1080 30fps (all mov files at this point). This footage combined is around 160 GB, and 160 GB converted to pro res is go
Re: Question concerning Pro Res 422
by Dave LaRonde 4 years ago
No question about it: doing a proper high-quality job of cutting big projects in FCP -- or any NLE, for that matter -- takes a whole bunch of fast storage with fast connections to the computer. Dave L
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Using Thunderbolt drives with older MacBook Pros
by Trevor Aikman 4 years ago
Hey everyone, I'm currently helping to edit a series on FCP and we're having issues with the workflow. The intent is for the producer to send out 4TB Thunderbolt drives to myself and other editors in
Re: Using Thunderbolt drives with older MacBook Pros
by gary adcock 4 years ago
Trevor Aikman "I know that Apples' Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter cable won't work for us in this. They fail to power the drive. Is there any other option for us " Why can you power the drives via A
Nvidia releases Update for the new CreativeCloud Apps
by gary adcock 4 years ago
Nvidia has released a fix for an issue resulted in extended render times when using the New Lumetri plugin found in pre-release versions of PremiereProCC, while this was a critical issue only with the
Re: Nvidia releases Update for the new CreativeCloud Apps
by gary adcock 4 years ago
I made a minor correction, I had erroneously pasted part of a different response into the original post. I have corrected my mistake. gary adcock Studio37 Post and Production Workflow Consultant Produ
New MacP power consumption
by Ricardo Marty 4 years ago
Being so tiny but so powerfull could we expect a moderate energy bill Ricardo
Re: New MacP power consumption
by gary adcock 4 years ago
Herb Sevush "I have a 2 year old 16 TB Maxx Digital raid with an ATTO 680 controller that gets around 800 MB s both read and write when 80% full. Now explain to me why I should toss this out and spen
News: iN DEMAND Uses AJA Video Systems Technology to Create A Wealth of Promotional Content
by Cow News Droid 4 years ago
(California, United States--May 1, 2013) As the leading distributor of transactional movies, sports and events to video providers across North America, iN DEMAND delivers a huge amount of programming
Re: News: iN DEMAND Uses AJA Video Systems Technology to Create A Wealth of Promotional Content
by gary adcock 4 years ago
Looking good there Keith! gary adcock Studio37 Post and Production Workflow Consultant Production and Post Stereographer Chicago, IL Follow my blog at http: www.garyadcock.com Or follow me on Twitter
Workflow: 1080 60p from Panasonic HDC-TM700 camera
by Khashyar Darvich 7 years ago
Hello Everyone, As a second camera, I am purchasing a Panasonic HDC-TM700 video camera that shoots in 1080 60p, 60i and 24p, in the AVCHD codec. I read reviews of the TM700 carefully, and decided that
Re: Workflow: 1080 60p from Panasonic HDC-TM700 camera
by gary adcock 5 years ago
Jonas Bendsen "When it DOES in fact exist on this camera. It may only exist via USB File Transfer, which Mr. Adcock later admits, but it absolutely exists (i.e. You can shoot "true" 60p with this cam
Awesome new feature in Digital Rebellion's QT Edit for Arri Alexa (and other) users
by Jeremy Garchow 5 years ago
You can now copy the "Arri Reel" to the "FCPX Reel" field if it is present. This is done in the "Quicktask" menu and by my testing it appears the task must be performed before you import the material
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Re: Awesome new feature in Digital Rebellion's QT Edit for Arri Alexa (and other) users
by Jon Chappell 5 years ago
That's correct. My software: Pro Maintenance Tools - Tools to keep Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro running smoothly and fix problems when they arise Pro M
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Exporting 10 bit uncompressed at 4:4:4:4
by pat kelley 5 years ago
Someone has requested an archive file that is 10 bit uncompressed and 4:4:4:4 chroma. Feeling a bit stupid here...I've been trying to figure out how to export a timeline that is both 10 bit uncompress
Re: Exporting 10 bit uncompressed at 4:4:4:4
by gary adcock 5 years ago
pat kelley "Feeling a bit stupid here...I've been trying to figure out how to export a timeline that is both 10 bit uncompressed AND 4:4:4:4." Uncompressed 444 is 10bit and can be either YUV or RGB.
WARNING 10.8.2 update Breaks SxS Driver
by gary adcock 5 years ago
Hey everyone. A quick warning to everyone the Mountain Lion 10.8.2 update that came out yesterday has broken the Sony SxS driver that is posted for use with the Sonnet Express Thunderbolt adaptor, Rep
Re: WARNING 10.8.2 update Breaks SxS Driver
by gary adcock 5 years ago
More information on this is in the Arri Forum including workarounds. http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 294 826 basically it will be at least the middle of this month before a fix is out. gary adco
workflow 1080p50
by Johannes Fritsche 5 years ago
hello, i have a problem with some heli footage im editing in fcp 7. all of the clips are aerials, filmed with a cineflex system on hd-cam sr. as there are different objects to film (landscapes cities
Re: workflow 1080p50
by gary adcock 5 years ago
Johannes Fritsche "my trouble starts with digitising: im using a sony srw-5800 recorder connected to a aja 3g. as i want all of my footage in 25p on my timeline, the playback in the machine is always
BMCC alternate workflow
by Oliver Peters 5 years ago
I've done some testing with the same 5 John Brawley camera raw clips from the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and have come up with an interesting workflow using FCP X. Obviously BMD wants you to use Resolve
Re: BMCC alternate workflow
by gary adcock 5 years ago
Rafael Amador "I've been making too some tests with Photoshop (importing as 8b and 16b) and then bringing the files to AE (difference), and there is no doubt that the .dmg's are more than 8b depth."
The Zacuto Revenge of the Shootout - a must watch.
by gary adcock 5 years ago
As one of those people that donated my time to work on this project, I posted some comments on the process on my Cow Blog. http: blogs.creativecow.net gary-adcock gary adcock Studio37 Post and Product
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