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Exposed Lav or not
by David Weathersby 2 days ago
I know this is an odd topic but I was with a few documentary filmmaker friends of mine and they were having a discussion that got a little heated. On one side was the directors and cinematographers wh
Re: Exposed Lav or not
by Gary Huff 2 days ago
Mark Suszko "Micro-thin headset boom mics make me cringe, no matter the application. I only accept them on aerobics instructors." I would only ever use those headset boom mics on any kind of workout
Canon C300 mk2 Metadata and FCPX 10.4.5
by Mark Smith 3 weeks ago
Just noticed this today : I have a library ( all Canon C300 Mk 2 ftg) and some of it was shot off speed 60 FPS . The base frame rate is 23.98 . I tried to create a smart collection of shots based on f
Re: Canon C300 mk2 Metadata and FCPX 10.4.5
by Gary Huff 2 weeks ago
Jeff Kirkland "My Blackmagic camera is populating those entries correctly." Unfortunately, I just checked my C300 Mark II footage in FCPX and it does not fill in the "Shooting Rate" field.
Film in 2019
by mark thompson 3 weeks ago
I've just seen a summary of the cameras used in the 2019 set of oscar nominations. In spite of reports that film is dead, quite a few of the movies were recorded on film. At a talk I attended, some ye
Re: Film in 2019
by Gary Huff 2 weeks ago
Blaise Douros " But again: the benefits are intangible, and it seems like Mark is partially answering his own question when he opens by pointing out that the professionals at the absolute top end of
Best iPhone lens for sit down interviews
by Kent Kitzman 3 weeks ago
Hi all, I'm doing a super-low budget project for a non-profit. We are doing a series of sit down interviews that we are planning to just shoot on my iPhone. I'd like to get a decent lens to make these
Re: Best iPhone lens for sit down interviews
by Gary Huff 3 weeks ago
I wouldn't spend the money to buy a lens, just position the camera where it needs to be. Definitely purchase the FilmicPro app.
Adobe pro video apps now support ProRes on Windows
by Walter Soyka 2 months ago
Very big news for a small point update in Premiere Pro, After Effects and Media Encoder: https: theblog.adobe.com adobe-pro-video-apps-now-support-prores-export-on-windows Although I still personally
Re: Adobe pro video apps now support ProRes on Windows
by Gary Huff 2 months ago
David Cherniack "Personally, I couldn't care less" Thank you for still posting regardless.
Anyone using X2Pro Convert? I have problems
by Warren Eig 2 months ago
I finished cutting a feature documentary in FCPX 10.4.4. I need to deliver the audio to the mixer for the 5.1 mix in protools. I used X2Pro Convert and I get the following message: "The following issu
Re: Anyone using X2Pro Convert? I have problems
by Gary Huff 2 months ago
Warren Eig " I just wish X2Pro would translate through automation on the sound files instead of stripping them out. It also brings audio that is turned off disabled, even though I check ignore it (do
How do you match lenses, if some lenses look sharper than others?
by ryan elder 2 months ago
Basically if I am doing a movie shoot where I want to use different lenses throughout a scene, how do I match the look, since they look different at least to me. I have Canon 24mm and 50mm prime, alon
Re: How do you match lenses, if some lenses look sharper than others?
by Gary Huff 2 months ago
Then trust your eyes and not what people claim on the Internet.
How much can you cheat compression without the audience noticing?
by ryan elder 2 months ago
There are shots I want to do for projects, where I want high compression but I wonder how much I can cheat it without the audience noticing. One shot I want to do is to have a close up of an actors fa
Re: How much can you cheat compression without the audience noticing?
by Gary Huff 2 months ago
That's what testing is for. Test more, post less.
Is macOS Mojave Ready for FCPX?
by Ken Bennett 3 months ago
I never jump on the latest versions of anything due to those "untested bugs" that always pop up, but is the macOS Mojave update worthy to FCPX 10.4.4 What are the REAL benefits of Mojave Thanks. Ken B
Re: Is macOS Mojave Ready for FCPX?
by Gary Huff 3 months ago
Craig Seeman "Some people use plugins." They do. Not all of them using Continuum Complete. I don't. The OP doesn't mention Continuum Complete.
Frustrated! Poor quality of SD footage in FCP 10.4
by Rob Postroz 3 months ago
Hi, I've imported footage into FCP I shot years ago on a canon XL1 - it's SD 720 x 480 - and FCP is adding these horizontal distortion lines to the footage (making the already low resolution footage e
Re: Frustrated! Poor quality of SD footage in FCP 10.4
by Gary Huff 3 months ago
Rob Postroz "The camera I shot the footage on was a canon xl1." The XL1 had a "Frame Mode" that was, frankly, not the best way to film on that camera. It was a workaround "de-interlacing" in camera (
Is 100mbps h264 better or worse than 100mbps Prores?
by Andy Zou 3 months ago
Hypothetically, if both options were available, like a gh4 recording to external media. My assumption is that the h264 will be better, since the Prores must attribute data to the extra 2 chroma channe
Re: Is 100mbps h264 better or worse than 100mbps Prores?
by Gary Huff 3 months ago
Chris Wright "You would think h.264 would have more visible macroblocking due to codec technology as prores uses wavelet encoding" ProRes does not use wavelet encoding.
My FCPX file is too BIG.......over 900GB even after deleting a ton of library files
by Chris Kokoszka 4 months ago
I opened up my file with a 1.5 hr movie in the timeline, and I am in the process of condensing the movie into a 2 minute trailer. I deleted a ton of video audio clips from my library and timeline(with
Re: My FCPX file is too BIG.......over 900GB even after deleting a ton of library files
by Gary Huff 4 months ago
How large are your clips in the Original folder
How does one make locations look good?
by ryan elder 4 months ago
For my next project I would like to make the locations and the production design look really good, since I didn't feel they looked that good in my previous works. I thought maybe I should just spend t
Re: How does one make locations look good?
by Gary Huff 4 months ago
ryan elder "Okay thanks, but I tried that before, and they said that they cannot make real locations look near as good, cause I have no control. " Then they weren't actually set designers.
Airlines and an EZ Rig Minimax
by Gary Huff 4 months ago
Anyone ever flown to a job with an EZ Rig Is checking it in the softcase okay, or did you use a hard case If so, any recommendations
Canon m50 film settings
by Paulo Soares 10 months ago
Hi Guys, I just purchased the canon m50 with the 11-22mm lense. When i film it looks very un HD and grainy. I have tired shooting in fully auto and manual. Also in 50fps 1080p and 25fps 1080p I am new
Re: Canon m50 film settings
by Gary Huff 4 months ago
Warren Eig "I've shot at 1 60 and I don't like the motion blur. It's personal taste." I'm sure you think you don't. $100 says you can't tell the difference in a blind test. Care to put money on the l
And Desktop Adobe Rush overview from the "Premiere" FCPX site ;)
by Craig Seeman 4 months ago
http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2120-first-look-adobe-rush And an oops on Adobe and ProRes RAW In other Adobe news, the first updates showed that Premiere now supported ProRes RAW. That inform
Re: And Desktop Adobe Rush overview from the "Premiere" FCPX site ;)
by Gary Huff 4 months ago
Bill Davis "Does that mean others here without advanced CS degrees also get the same " Having an advanced CS degree is a far cry from simply not being a "programming moron".
What do you think of these lens zooms?
by ryan elder 4 months ago
I wanted to do some fast zooms for a few shots in a current project, kind of like the fast zooms you see in older movies, during certain reveals. I did some practicing on the zooms, but what do you th
Re: What do you think of these lens zooms?
by Gary Huff 4 months ago
You have money to fly people in and purchase all this gear and yet not be able to afford a filming permit
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Anyone using Plural Eyes?
by John Watts 4 months ago
Has anyone had any experiences with Red Giant technical support, good or not so good I'm trying to get ahold of them for over a week and am getting nothing but crickets. Have tried email, support tick
Re: Anyone using Plural Eyes?
by Gary Huff 4 months ago
Melvin Chong "There is always a render tax involved. You either take the time to convert to an editable format beforehand or have a painfully long render time at the end." There is no need to be tran
Aspect ratio and film festivals.
by ryan elder 5 months ago
My next project is a horror thriller type genre film and I am contemplating which aspect ratio to shoot it in. I was thinking either 2.39:1 or 2.20:1. However, I was told that most theaters are specif
Re: Aspect ratio and film festivals.
by Gary Huff 5 months ago
You don't even have a film to submit, that's not worth worrying about at this point.
4K on 1080 timeline horrible quality export
by Alexandra P. 5 months ago
Hey guys! I used 4K drone footage to edit on 1080 timeline in Premiere. The original 4K drone is very nice and smooth but it exported in really horrible quality, some of the clips r jumping every few
Re: 4K on 1080 timeline horrible quality export
by Gary Huff 5 months ago
When you edited on the 1080 timeline in Premiere, how did you scale down the 4K footage
Infinity Symbol at Edit Point and Can Extend Clip beyond its end
by Gary Huff 5 months ago
I have a sequence that has started to exhibit this behavior. No other sequence does this. I can extend a clip in the sequence to infinity, well beyond its contents. And every time I make a cut, I see
Re: Infinity Symbol at Edit Point and Can Extend Clip beyond its end
by Gary Huff 5 months ago
The icon seems to indicate that it can join the clips at the edit point (though it hasn't shown up for me until now). I can still extend an audio track well past the end of the file, which means I can
Moving Elements Automatically Creates Keyframes Behavior
by Gary Huff 10 months ago
I have some elements in a Motion project and this behavior is driving me nuts. Let's say I have a Text element that has text in it already, and then I need to change the text. The text has no keyframe
Re: Moving Elements Automatically Creates Keyframes Behavior
by Gary Huff 10 months ago
That looks like that did the trick, thanks!
Premiere Pro Reads Incorrect Timecode from Source-Makes Bad XML
by Richard Clabaugh 2 years ago
I sent an XML of a 24p project (23.976) from Premiere Pro to DaVinci Resolve for color correction and it came in a complete and total mess. Nothing linked correctly. In checking I became aware that Pr
Re: Premiere Pro Reads Incorrect Timecode from Source-Makes Bad XML
by Gary Huff 1 year ago
This is still going on, now 4 months later. My issue is trying to get a timeline into Resolve for coloring work, and the timecode issue is wreaking havoc with 59.94 clips that were interpreted to be 2
Can a MacBook Pro edit 4K Log C footage?
by Louis Waters 2 years ago
Can a MacBook Pro edit 4K Log C footage with Premiere or would it struggle
Re: Can a MacBook Pro edit 4K Log C footage?
by Gary Huff 2 years ago
Well, there are many different types of machines, all called "MacBook Pro". Plus, Canon Cameras shoot 3 different flavors of 4K Clog (Log C is from an Alexa). So what MacBook Pro do you have specifica
Shooting 50p on a Canon C100 mkii with a Atomos Ninja Blade, is this possible?
by Alex Newton 2 years ago
Hi all, I've bought an Atomos Ninja Blade to use with my Canon C100 mkii but can't seem to get the Blade to shoot in 50p when the C100 mkii is setup to do so. I can shoot 50i, but not 50p (or 60p). Do
Re: Shooting 50p on a Canon C100 mkii with a Atomos Ninja Blade, is this possible?
by Gary Huff 2 years ago
What framerates are listed by Atomos that the Blade supports
Canon 5D Mark4 - 4K Video Issue in FCPX
by Hakan Tanak 2 years ago
Hi guys. I have Canon 5D mark 4 and it can shoot 4K videos in MJPEG format. When i tried to edit this videos in FCPX video seems laggy and not smooth. I think it's about for MJPEG format because it's
Re: Canon 5D Mark4 - 4K Video Issue in FCPX
by Gary Huff 2 years ago
Joe Marler "s Jeff said, this is likely due to the inefficient 500 mbps MJPEG codec that Canon uses for 4k on the 5D Mark IV. " Actually, the MJPEG codec is quite efficient as far as CPU decoding pow
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C300 Mk II or C200?
by Patrick Sheppard 2 years ago
Curious as to why nobody seems as of yet to have talked about Canon's C200 in this forum, I thought I would post about it myself and see what happens. So how about the new C200 Anyone have thoughts ab
Re: C300 Mk II or C200?
by Gary Huff 2 years ago
Patrick Sheppard "First let me say that I don't understand the application benefit of VFR. In fact I had to look it up to find out what it meant, and when I read the description of it I knew not much
What's a good B camera for the Canon 5D iii ? (for video production purposes)
by Warren Marshall 2 years ago
I'm a bit late to the party, having just purchased my first Canon 5D iii. It will be used primarily for shooting video content like: short films, advertisements, branded long-form content (long ads ba
Re: What's a good B camera for the Canon 5D iii ? (for video production purposes)
by Gary Huff 2 years ago
Warren Marshall "o you think a second camera (for capturing different angles) needs to have a full frame image sensor like the 5D Is it essential " I don't think it is essential at all. Can you tell
Sony A7s ii for long continuous shoots/recording without overheating
by clyde villegas 2 years ago
I'm planning to buy an Sony A7s ii. One of the uses, among many others, will be for live webinars and video conferences, which are usually very long, at about 3 hours. To prevent overheating and recor
Re: Sony A7s ii for long continuous shoots/recording without overheating
by Gary Huff 2 years ago
clyde villegas "Now I'm wondering what will happen if I do that with the Sony a7s ii." If you don't run the internal recording on the A7S II, it will work fine. That was always the solution for overh
Timelapse with Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II
by christina rule 2 years ago
perhaps a silly question but I was wondering if anyone knows how I can do a timelapse with Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II
Re: Timelapse with Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II
by Gary Huff 2 years ago
christina rule "how I can do a timelapse with Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark II" Recording Media Setup- Recording Mode- Interval Recording.
Need to buy new camera
by Johnny Laty 2 years ago
I have a canon xlh1 but the firewire port is broken. I am also looking to record on sd. I'm shooting a movie out in the mountains this summer and I was thinking selling my camera and buying a differen
Re: Need to buy new camera
by Gary Huff 2 years ago
Todd Terry "if even with the ND filtration set to zero, and even with the iris wide open, if you aren't getting adequate exposure then you can start clicking the gain up." If he's going to be shootin
10 bit workflow
by daniel chupinsky 2 years ago
4K 10 bit images captured with Panasonic GH5 (3840x2160 4:2:2 30fps h.264 MOV). I presume Premiere Pro CC2017 project settings can accommodate video in this format. What video cards and monitors (moni
Re: 10 bit workflow
by Gary Huff 2 years ago
daniel chupinsky "Hey Shane. Would probably do most work at 1920x1080. " Are you transcoding Simply setting the sequence settings to 1920x1080 will not help you because Premiere will still have to de
Need assistance - my camera isn't stable on my tripod
by Gina Miller 2 years ago
I am having trouble figuring out how to use my Canon C100 with the Manfrotto MVH500A Fluid Drag Video Head with MVT502AM Tripod. The plate comes with one giant screw but that only holds the plate to t
Re: Need assistance - my camera isn't stable on my tripod
by Gary Huff 2 years ago
Gina Miller "I did put the black pin in but since it is in the front which is where the big screw is" The black pin goes in the first screw hole at the very front of the "shoe" that sits underneath t
XF305 Best setup for accelerating in post
by Francois Pénzes 2 years ago
Hi What would be the best settings on my XF305 in order to minimize blurriness if the end result has to be accelerated. This is what I have now: Bit rate Resolution = 50 Mbps 1280 X 720 Frame rate = 6
Re: XF305 Best setup for accelerating in post
by Gary Huff 2 years ago
Francois P nzes "I'm already pulling 12hrs day editing (I only shoot sparingly). " 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year You have enough time to post a question, don't you
Editing Projects on External Hardrive
by Matt Kelly 2 years ago
Hello! I'm a college student who wants to edit Final Cut projects utilizing my university's computers and software. Only issue is that upon logging out of these computers, they're completely wiped. Th
Re: Editing Projects on External Hardrive
by Gary Huff 2 years ago
Noah Kadner "Are you talking USB2 now Single drives are a commodity item these days. I care more about warranty service and connection type. " No, I am talking about LaCie Rugged drives in both TB2 U
Premiere Pro 2017.0.1 Laggy "Play" playback - GTX 1080, SSD Raid, Xeon E5-2630 2.20 GHz (2 processors)
by Sander Somma 2 years ago
Greetings! No response at offical adobe forums. System info: Premiere Pro 2017.0.1 GTX 1080 SSD 0 Raid (hardware) Xeon E5-2630 2.20 GHz (2 processors) 128 GB Ram Problem: Adobe Premiere is lagging, fr
Re: Premiere Pro 2017.0.1 Laggy "Play" playback - GTX 1080, SSD Raid, Xeon E5-2630 2.20 GHz (2 processors)
by Gary Huff 2 years ago
Sander Somma "Adobe Premiere is lagging, freezing when using "Play" button. Fine when scrolling timeline. File type: MXF, 2k." What codec are you recording to
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm 2.8G ED for video
by Beth Cramer 2 years ago
I own a Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm 2.8G ED lens in excellent condition and thinking about selling it to Adorama. I think I'll get a little over $1000 for it, but wondering if it's worth it. I never use
Re: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm 2.8G ED for video
by Gary Huff 2 years ago
Beth Cramer "Ken Rockwell "suspects the 14-24mm may become a future classic that sells for $3,500 a pop used" " What are Ken's past successes in predicting future market value of camera products
VHS archiving: sequence, file format, and de-interlace questions
by Lee Overstreet 2 years ago
I'm FINALLY doing the classic home video archiving project for all my NTSC tapes (VHS, VHS-C, S-VHS, 8mm, Hi-8, DV). I'm using Premiere CC 2015.2 in Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, since that's the last configu
Re: VHS archiving: sequence, file format, and de-interlace questions
by Gary Huff 2 years ago
Chris Wright "Fieldskit deinterlacer" I have to second Fieldskit. The only one out of the list I own, and I own but don't use Frames. Fieldskit has saved my bacon more than once.
New Mac Pro "three years ahead of it's time"
by Steve Connor 2 years ago
At least that's how long it took a certain company to catch up https: www.cnet.com products samsung-artpc-pulse preview
Re: New Mac Pro "three years ahead of it's time"
by Gary Huff 2 years ago
Bob Woodhead "And you do have to give props to the thermal design" The thermal design that keeps burning up the graphics cards
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Can firmware fix bad video quaity
by Simon Barbarasch 2 years ago
I am looking to buy my first real video camera and liked the looks of the Olympus em5 ii, especially the sensor stabilization. Unfortunately when I looked at some sample videos, they looked pretty cra
Re: Can firmware fix bad video quaity
by Gary Huff 2 years ago
Simon Barbarasch "Ya but I'm asking about software not hardware. Haven't u heard about the gh2 " I know exactly about what you are asking, and no, what happened with the GH2 is not going to happen wi
Cinestyle exposure
by Paul Campbell 2 years ago
I'm reading different suggestions on exposure setting as it pertains to the Cinestyle profile for my T5i. Some are saying "expose to the right" (ETTR I think, if I'm getting that acronym correct), and
Re: Cinestyle exposure
by Gary Huff 2 years ago
ETTR is never a good idea. The idea behind it is to reduce the appearance of noise by bringing down the contrast (thus crushing the blacks, and hiding the "detail" that is covered in noise), but that
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Atomos Ninja Blade with Canon T3i
by Aleks Yatskevich 2 years ago
I recently purchased a Ninja Blade and have been having various issues. I've read about the incompatabilities of the T3i and the Ninja Blade due to the cameras lack of clean HDMI output. So fIrst of a
Re: Atomos Ninja Blade with Canon T3i
by Gary Huff 2 years ago
If I remember correctly, the T3i does not output a proper 1080p or 1080i with P F signal in the first place. Even without the on-screen displays, if you're trying to shoot progressive and still get in
I have a question but I didn't type it because videos are easier! Please watch
by Tim Kusel 2 years ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=phksGnYQPEQ&feature=em-upload_owner Hope this makes sense to whoever watches it. Thanks for taking the time! Tim
Re: I have a question but I didn't type it because videos are easier! Please watch
by Gary Huff 2 years ago
Tim Kusel "Hope this makes sense to whoever watches it." Whatever your issue was, it won't sure up in search engine results when someone with a similar issue is trying to find a solution. Won't you t
5D Mark iii very poor sharpness
by Ron Yeadon 2 years ago
I've used the 5D Mark iii for several years now and have been very happy with it. But now I have a Canon C100 Mark ii and the sharpness is massively different. So I've been doing some tests at home. I
Re: 5D Mark iii very poor sharpness
by Gary Huff 2 years ago
Ron Yeadon "And that involves working on the the video from by frame in lightroom for example if I'm correct.... Or is that just for very controlled colour correcting... " No, that's someone trying t
News: Adobe Unveils Sweeping Feature and Performance Updates to Adobe Creative Cloud Applications at IBC 2016
by Cow News Droid 2 years ago
Virtual Reality, Character Animation, Advanced Collaboration, and 3D Innovations across After Effects, Premiere Pro, and more (San Jose, CA--September 6, 2016) Adobe today revealed a series of innovat
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@David Mathi
by Gary Huff 2 years ago
"I am seriously thinking of moving over to a Resolve and Fusion workflow after editing is done." Of course you are, just like everyone else who has said similar.
6 months in with FCPX... my feature requests (FWIW)...
by Michael Carter 2 years ago
Current FCPX: Amazing and frustrating. A big example of Apple s We know better than you and you ll come around eventually . We REALLY need a function or separate app to import FCP6 7 projects. I have
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David Lawrence liked this 2 years ago
Re: 6 months in with FCPX... my feature requests (FWIW)...
by Gary Huff 2 years ago
Neil Sadwelkar "It's getting closer and closer to 'FCP 8' or maybe 'FCP 9'." I think it's closer to 8.2.1 than to 9.4.2.
Yet another update for Resolve
by Steve Connor 3 years ago
Resolve is updated yet again and not just bug fixes http: www.redsharknews.com post item 3687-blackmagic-releases-davinci-resolve-12-5-1-update No need for Quicktime on Windows machines if you want to
Re: Yet another update for Resolve
by Gary Huff 3 years ago
Lance Bachelder "Yeah I'm still waiting for the export Pro Res function." Same here. I am lusting after some new 1060 70 80 laptops.
Ultra HD 4k Blu Ray
by Terry Flaxton 3 years ago
So I've got my 4k footage (have had since 2008) and now my 4k display and my edit programmes are happy bunnies dealing with it and I have my sony 4k blu ray - but now I need to manufacture a 4k blu ra
Re: Ultra HD 4k Blu Ray
by Gary Huff 3 years ago
You need an external burner capable of burning a BDXL disc an authoring software that will create the proper folder sequence for you (a la Sonic Scenarist).
Sales motivation?
by Mark Suszko 3 years ago
I'm lately seeing a number of tempting half-off type offers for different FCP-X plug-in products and the like, all kind of urgent in their cut-off dates. It makes me wonder, do they know something I d
Re: Sales motivation?
by Gary Huff 3 years ago
Andrew Kimery "There's inventory for plugin downloads Probably just something for the business calendar." Back to school, specifically.
Little mystery: Quicktime could open .mov files on the original CF card, but won't open the same file after disc-imaging
by Amy Young 3 years ago
This started about a week ago. It's a double-click issue. 1. I double-click a .mov file on a CF card after filming. Opens fine. 2. Then I make a disc image of the CF card (not a drag-and-drop of the f
Re: Little mystery: Quicktime could open .mov files on the original CF card, but won't open the same file after disc-imaging
by Gary Huff 3 years ago
Amy Young "Just a mystery to me, as it's never happened in 5+ years. But I find QT to be squirrelier as the years go by." Amy, that is definitely odd, and definitely sounds like a bug. Probably the p
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