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Michael Cioni + frame io
by Eric Santiago 1 week ago
http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2216-michael-cioni-joins-frame-io-as-svp-of-global-innovation Met him at NAB 2011. Super nice and helpful.
Re: Michael Cioni + frame io
by greg janza 4 days ago
Tom Sefton "You could easily do this and provide a separate .srt file to a producer along with a proxy for review" Yes, like Simon Says but more powerful. It would be a completely streamlined scripti
Export settings in Premiere Pro.
by sandra ciampone 6 days ago
Hello everyone. I have a 120 minute time line to export in Premeire Pro. What are the best export settings to keep the final film size under a Gb but also keep the video in good quality If I use h264
Re: Export settings in Premiere Pro.
by greg janza 4 days ago
The easiest way to share a video these days is to upload it to Vimeo, Youtube, etc and then give someone a link. It allows you to keep it high quality and the size of the file is irrelevant once it's
Horrifically Slow Premier CC 2019
by Sean Davison 1 week ago
Trying to Online a 50 minute 4k show using Premier but every key stroke or menu click involved a spinning beach ball for around 8 seconds. Running on a MacBook Pro 2018 with a G-speed 8tb Thunderbolt
Re: Horrifically Slow Premier CC 2019
by greg janza 5 days ago
Most likely you're working with H264 mxf files. Create Cineform HD proxies and your system performance should increase dramatically. https: www.linkedin.com in tmprods tallmanproductions.net
Proxies don't fit Program Monitor window
by Rasik Tirodkar 2 years ago
I am working as an assistant on a project being shot in 4K(4096 x 2160) on Arri Alexa. We are editing the footage by creating proxies of the resolution 1920 x 1080. The proxies, however, have to be sc
Re: Proxies don't fit Program Monitor window
by greg janza 1 week ago
also, here's a chart of aspect ratios and their proper proxy sizings. ProxyFrameSizeChart.pdf https: www.linkedin.com in tmprods tallmanproductions.net
Apply global LUT?
by Ken Nicholson 2 weeks ago
I just received a half-hour show to color and find out "oh by the way" it was all shot in C-Log. How do I apply the LUT globally across over about 400 clips The Input LUT field grays out when selectin
Re: Apply global LUT?
by greg janza 2 weeks ago
There's actually a much better way to globally apply LUTs. Create a LUT look on one clip and then export that LUT as an effect preset. Next, highlight all of the clips in a bin that you want this newl
adobe premiere export multi format
by nick hartcher 2 weeks ago
hey team, I am currently have multiple projects and sequences in premiere that I need to export so that I can send to various people so that they can edit in thier own programs such as Final Cut Pro w
Re: adobe premiere export multi format
by greg janza 2 weeks ago
This is potentially asking for a lot of headache, Is it absolutely necessary for the projects to be worked on outside of Premiere https: www.linkedin.com in tmprods tallmanproductions.net
Transcriptive plug-in causes timeline bugs?
by Matt Faw 3 weeks ago
After installing Digital Anarchy's Transcriptive plug-in, a new consistent bug has emerged. Whenever I switch from one timeline to another, the timeline indicator jumps to the head of the timeline. Th
Re: Transcriptive plug-in causes timeline bugs?
by greg janza 2 weeks ago
This is indeed a real bug (as of the last version I worked on). A fellow editor figured out a solution with the help of the Digital Anarchy support team. From Diana Brodie: "I solved this by always ke
How do I move the sequence file outside of a folder without losing the project?
by Paul Nicholson 3 weeks ago
My project contains about 150 backing tracks with scrolling onscreen lyrics and guitar chords that I am constantly updating. History of the issue: I must have had conflicting sequences in my project d
Re: How do I move the sequence file outside of a folder without losing the project?
by greg janza 2 weeks ago
Are you a professional editor or hobbyist If you're a professional, you owe it to your clients to be up to date on the software. https: www.linkedin.com in tmprods tallmanproductions.net
The power of brevity
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
Ironic post, coming from me, I know.... There's a couple of fun presentation techniques out there that concentrate on communicating the essence of your information in a compressed manner. I want to en
Re: The power of brevity
by greg janza 1 month ago
Fascinating. I used to cut 48 min television shows and now I work primarily with 120 secs or less pieces and I find the shorter format much more rewarding. Don't get me wrong though, making hour long
Storytelling - The Primary Skill of Video Professionals
by greg janza 1 month ago
What's quite odd about video professional forums is that almost all of the conversation centers around the technology of the business and only rarely do people talk about the single most important thi
Re: Storytelling - The Primary Skill of Video Professionals
by greg janza 1 month ago
I think I understand why you want to differentiate between things that fit into a definitive story structure and other items that, while potentially being extraordinarily engaging to a viewer, may not
Best Books/Videos for Theory
by Kevin Camin 7 months ago
Hello, I'm looking for recommendations for editing theory references. I'm looking to deepen my knowledge of the art craft. I'm versed in Walter Murch's book, as well as the ideas behind Russian montag
Re: Best Books/Videos for Theory
by greg janza 6 months ago
This video is the single best resource on explaining the art of editing that I've ever come across: https: vimeo.com tonyzhou editing tallmanproductions.net
+1
The continuing power of the talking head
by greg janza 9 months ago
There's a fair amount of criticism about using talking heads in videos these days. There seems to be a feeling that the standard talking head is a stale stylistic choice or that it's inherently boring
Re: The continuing power of the talking head
by Simon Ubsdell 9 months ago
Mark Suszko "And an eternal truth is that humans are innately fascinated by other humans." This has to be the single most important thing a film-maker needs to know. There is literally nothing as eng
What do you think of this rough cut of my short film so far?
by ryan elder 11 months ago
The short film is more like an essay I guess you could call it. Not really sure what genre it is, but I call it an essay. I used footage from other sources as B roll since a lot of filmmakers do for d
Re: What do you think of this rough cut of my short film so far?
by greg janza 10 months ago
Part of your struggle is that you don't have a rhythm going with the piece. I'd advocate that you add music. Find some tracks that have the right tone and try laying them underneath as a bed. Use the
Cookies warning = annoying
by David Roth Weiss 12 months ago
Why is it that your cookies warning comes up every time I open a post on the Cow Shouldn t that go away forever once I acknowledge the cookie warning by clicking on the X ***FYI, the issue is on my iP
Re: Cookies warning = annoying
by greg janza 10 months ago
It actually doesn't work on the major web browsers. i continue to get the cookies box each and every time I load the cow into Opera and Chrome. And it's definitely not an Apple thingie since I'm on a
What is the single most important skill an editor needs to develop?
by Simon Ubsdell 11 months ago
I'd be fascinated to hear your thoughts, but first here's mine: You need to be able to watch and listen for the first time every single time you hit play. In other words you need to develop your own p
Re: What is the single most important skill an editor needs to develop?
by greg janza 11 months ago
Simon Ubsdell "I'm not sure "rhythm" is the right away of explaining that." With all due to respect to the many people out there that have made very engaging editing video tutorials, in my mind Tony
Revamped Forums
by greg janza 1 year ago
Ignore if this is already in the works but a major hindrance here on these forums is the inability to direct message individuals. Will that be a feature in the new design Windows 10 Pro i7-5820k CPU 6
Re: Revamped Forums
by greg janza 1 year ago
Tim, thanks for the thoughtful and exhaustive response. Now with all of that perspective, the request seems unnecessary so I'll rescind it. Windows 10 Pro i7-5820k CPU 64 gigs RAM NvidiaGeForceGTX970
Baby's first RAID array?
by Kasey Gay 1 year ago
Hey guys, Can I beg some advice from a novice perspective. I would like to waste an absolute bare minimum of your time. Shortest explanation: I invested in a high-end IMac last year, and was still cho
Re: Baby's first RAID array?
by greg janza 1 year ago
Kasey Gay "s there any sane reason why someone would go with that, rather than the Thunder Bay 4 " no. If you buy your own drives you can get OWC Thunderbay for around $700. Go to any major online co
USB Thumb Drive Issues on Smart TVs (Off Topic?)
by Mike Healey 1 year ago
Not sure this is the right place to post this issue but I don't know where else to post it.... I'm having issues with USB thumb drives not working on various smart TVs. The 4GB drives are formatted as
Re: USB Thumb Drive Issues on Smart TVs (Off Topic?)
by greg janza 1 year ago
You just need to get creative. Upload the dance recital to Vimeo or Youtube and then use the smart function of your tv to dial Vimeo or youtube in. And then never try to use a thumb drive ever again w
RAID01 or RAID10
by Neil Sadwelkar 1 year ago
For RAID enclosures with 4 or more (even number of) drives, RAID10 is one of the recommended RAID schemes, for speed and safety. RAID5 and RAID6 being the more popular RAID levels, particularly for 6
Re: RAID01 or RAID10
by greg janza 1 year ago
fwiw- there's a lot of articles on the web explaining why you should avoid Raid 5 at all cost. It's also been talked about extensively in the Adobe Hardware forum and the consensus is to never use Rai
Ingestion errors
by Robert Withers 1 year ago
Hi folks, I've been indoctrinated to copy backup the entire film structure of a camera card onto my hard drives. So here's what I do: Insert camera card in my Macbook Pro slot and open. I see a "Priva
Re: Ingestion errors
by greg janza 1 year ago
http: mudflatsoftware.com Windows 10 Pro i7-5820k CPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Blackmagic Decklink 4k Mini Monitor Adobe CC 2018 Renders cache: Samsung SSD 950 Pro x2 in Raid 0 Media: Samsung SSD 960 PR
GH4/5 4K playback delay on 5K iMac
by Anthony Rizzuto 2 years ago
I run Premiere 12.0.1 on a 27" 5K maxed iMac. Have been cutting a bit more 4K stuff from GH4 & GH5 lately and I m finding a bit of a lag delay in playing from timeline and loading current frame at pla
Re: GH4/5 4K playback delay on 5K iMac
by greg janza 2 years ago
Your GH4 and GH5 records in long GOP which is CPU intensive. Transcode all of that material into an edit friendly format (pro-res or DNxHD HR) and you will eliminate lag. Windows 10 Pro i7-5820k CPU N
Can I upgrade my Mac to edit 4k or even 1920, or is it a lost cause?
by Bill Thomas 2 years ago
Hi all, I have an older Mac and was curious if it can even be upgraded to work with 4k (or even 1920, since even THAT format lags in Premiere Pro!). Here's my specs: https: everymac.com systems apple
Re: Can I upgrade my Mac to edit 4k or even 1920, or is it a lost cause?
by greg janza 2 years ago
Bill Thomas " I was trying to edit 1080p footage from our DJI Phantom 3, and it was REAL jerky! It would play for about 4 seconds, then stutter like heck. Not sure if it was the codec or what." The D
4K (and beyond) workflow for sports shooting
by Kevin Duffey 2 years ago
Hi, I am my kids soccer teams videographer. One of the things that has gotten to be pretty important for kids trying to work towards scholarships is video highlight reels. To make these, we need lots
Re: 4K (and beyond) workflow for sports shooting
by greg janza 2 years ago
4k would only make things much more complicated than they need to be for this programming. I Hate Television. I Hate It As Much As Peanuts. But I Can t Stop Eating Peanuts. - Orson Welles
Update old CPUs before buying server? And Storinator from 45Drives
by Geoff Birmingham 2 years ago
First, I don't see that anyone has mentioned the Storinator from 45 Drives as an option for a storage server. http: www.45drives.com. Just curious to know if anyone has used one of their products. I h
Re: Update old CPUs before buying server? And Storinator from 45Drives
by greg janza 2 years ago
In the spirit of continuing the incredible sharing of info on this forum I highly suggest that if you in fact go with a QNAP instead of 45drives then you should send Bob a bottle of whatever he prefer
How is my iphone 6s able to edit 4K but my 27" imac can't?
by alex ezorsky 2 years ago
Ok granted my imac is a 2011 but it's got: 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 20 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 AMD Radeon HD 6970M 1 GB And it chokes on the 4k files my iphone 6s makes unless I convert them to prores. I'm talk
Re: How is my iphone 6s able to edit 4K but my 27" imac can't?
by greg janza 2 years ago
John Rofrano "what format are you shooting in H.264 vs H.265 because H.265 is much, much harder to decode than H.264. I'm not sure what the iPhone 6S can shoot. Switching to H.264 may help." All good
Optimizing CC for Mac
by Kasey Gay 2 years ago
Hey team, I'm wondering if you guys can help clue me in. I'm sure this is a novice issue, but everything related to CC account is borderline unusable on my Mac. I work in Lightroom and Bridge for work
Re: Optimizing CC for Mac
by greg janza 2 years ago
You've probably already searched out these solutions but your problems sound like they may be either GPU or hard drive related since you obviously have a fast computer. Where are you accessing your me
Best Practices
by Nick Mars 2 years ago
Hello! I am updating my editing computer from an old MacBook Pro to an iMac. (Please spare me any argument on the exact computer, I need MacOS programs for other work that I do, and recently lost a mo
Re: Best Practices
by greg janza 2 years ago
Nick, Bob is giving you quite a special gift - free consultation advice from a veteran expert in the field. Please keep in mind that the veterans on this forum and most other professional video forums
New build with 2x 2TB HDD, 2x 1TB NVME SSD and 1x 512GB NVME SSD
by Gregory Williams 2 years ago
ROG Zenith Extreme Motherboard, Ryzen Threadripper 1959x, 64GB Ballistix elite ram. Attempting a workstation gaming rig and would like to know how to deploy the storage devices. Still have a difficult
Re: New build with 2x 2TB HDD, 2x 1TB NVME SSD and 1x 512GB NVME SSD
by greg janza 2 years ago
You should go to the Adobe Hardware forum to get more feedback on best practices but it sure appears that you'll be best served by using the 512GB NVME SSD as your OS drive, stripe your two 1TB NVME S
CalDigit VR2 Not Booting Up
by JJ Foote 2 years ago
HELP! My drive went down... Said powering up at first (Only one blue light turned on... then off and the other turned on... and then said "Halted. Bad disk count". This is a MAJOR PROBLEM SINCE I HAVE
Re: CalDigit VR2 Not Booting Up
by greg janza 2 years ago
Sounds like you need to contact Caldigit for some troubleshooting help. Do you have any backup in place I Hate Television. I Hate It As Much As Peanuts. But I Can t Stop Eating Peanuts. - Orson Welles
Video editing proxy for the simple folk?
by Joseph M. Cutcher 2 years ago
I need help with understanding proxy settings, and to that end here is my situation: I make simple help videos as a hobby. These videos are for video games usually, and don't require much from me. Edi
Re: Video editing proxy for the simple folk?
by greg janza 2 years ago
you won't see pro res anywhere because you're on a windows machine and pro res is only on mac. I Hate Television. I Hate It As Much As Peanuts. But I Can t Stop Eating Peanuts. - Orson Welles
the "sad" state of our industry
by Bob Zelin 3 years ago
I guess this is for old timers. Today, with free editing software, quality cameras built into our CEL phones and iPads, free streaming software, free color grading software, free data transmission sof
Re: the "sad" state of our industry
by greg janza 2 years ago
This is a fantastic thread. thanks Bob for being the genesis of it. Many valid points have been raised and on some levels it's quite troubling that the democratization of the business has the potentia
How Long To Edit a Reality Show?
by Emily Geraghty 2 years ago
Hi! I'm working on a project that's taking me longer than I'd like it to, and probably longer than my company would like it to. So I thought I'd ask ya'll what your opinion is. I'm a producer, shooter
Re: How Long To Edit a Reality Show?
by greg janza 2 years ago
If you're doing it all by yourself there's no reason to feel as though you're taking forever to make it. A 30 min show is a ton of work for a single editor. I'm just wrapping up a 24:30 non-fiction tv
NAS Hard-Drives
by Eric Santiago 2 years ago
So many drives to choose from, getting dizzy here Need to create a simple RAID 0 using a Pegasus2 R4 so I'm shopping for drives. It seems some drives are labeled NAS. For my needs is this okay to use
Re: NAS Hard-Drives
by greg janza 2 years ago
Eric Santiago "What are people using to move from PC to Mac with RAID sets " I use Resilio to mirror my media from a PC raid to a Mac raid. Resilio is a simple program that syncs everything and moves
Windows RAID Issues
by Eric Santiago 2 years ago
I rarely use RAID on the Windows side of things. On set, the DMT was asked to swap RAID sets using an OWC (Thunderbolt chassis) and internal (HP Z840). Of course, I get to be the sucker to inherit thi
Re: Windows RAID Issues
by greg janza 2 years ago
by raid sets are you referring solely to the drives I have an OWC Thunderbay with four Toshiba drives and it works flawlessly in Windows...now. On the windows side of things there were a pile of varia
FCP7 Projects as Archives - what now?
by Bob Cole 2 years ago
I get it: FCP7 is going away at last. But very often I have to open up an old FCP7 project simply as a means of tapping my archive of old graphics and clips. When a client asks about an old show and w
Re: FCP7 Projects as Archives - what now?
by greg janza 2 years ago
Bob Cole "3. Keeping an old machine running is problematic." sure seems like keeping an old MBP around just for these random and infrequent needs would be the perfect solution. Unless you can create
I own a Fiber Channel SAN system
by Bob Zelin 2 years ago
but now that I have finally realized, that between macOS 10.13 High Sierra, and Windows 10, that my investment is completely worthless, and that I can't even sell it on ebay, that I must go to work fo
Re: I own a Fiber Channel SAN system
by greg janza 2 years ago
Through reading about people's set ups on this forum it becomes clear that most folks are terrified to make dramatic changes with their systems. The fact that there's still a FCP7 subset here is kind
Big Interview Project - Should I tackle it with AVID or Premiere?
by Enno Jacobsen 2 years ago
Which of the two, Avid or Premiere, allows for the best organizational tools during an edit of a complex interview project and which of the two allows for a proxy workflow that doesn't get screwed up
Re: Big Interview Project - Should I tackle it with AVID or Premiere?
by greg janza 2 years ago
Jimmy See "What would be useful would be if you could load sequences A and B in to the pancake stack, but nominate one as the 'source' and the other as the 'record' so that when you scrub the timelin
Is the passion for the Apple brand waning?
by greg janza 2 years ago
I stumbled onto this recent survey and it appears that there's been a shift in public attitudes towards the top technology companies. Full Article: http: bit.ly 2lp1dVN I Hate Television. I Hate It As
Re: Is the passion for the Apple brand waning?
by John Rofrano 2 years ago
Hmmm... As of the 2016 US census there are 323,100,000 people in the US and the survey covered 1,520 people which is 0.000005% of the population and they are claiming that is statistically significant
Formatting External Hard drives for editing both in Mac and PC
by Ariadna 2 years ago
Hi I do teach editing at a university. The students have access to Premiere on Macs. But some students have PCs at home so they want to be able to move between both systems. I've seen that they can op
Re: Formatting External Hard drives for editing both in Mac and PC
by greg janza 2 years ago
I've worked with NTFS formatted drives and they work without issue on both mac and pc. I Hate Television. I Hate It As Much As Peanuts. But I Can t Stop Eating Peanuts. - Orson Welles
Recommendations for Intermediate File Format/Codec for Adobe (PC)
by Ed Hecht 2 years ago
Hi Folks, Since Apple killed Quicktime support on PC and Quicktime (.mov) H.264 is no longer an export option in Adobe CC (for PC), what are you all using as a decent intermediate Windows-friendly cod
Re: Recommendations for Intermediate File Format/Codec for Adobe (PC)
by greg janza 2 years ago
Completely normal for DNxHR and ProRes to be large in file size. Both of these codec formats are mastering formats so the quality level is very high and that leads to large file sizes. I Hate Televisi
For anyone dealing with spontaneous unmounting and remounting of drives or raids, a simple solution
by greg janza 2 years ago
I've been dealing with a very odd and perhaps localized problem with one of my OWC Thunderbay raids for about six months. When I'm working, the raid that is attached to my PC works flawlessly. It's fa
Updading MBP to newer one with negligible internal storage
by Mathew Farrell 2 years ago
Hi all First off, apologies if this isn't really the best place for this. Mods, feel free to move this as appropriate. I have a decent iMac as my primary edit station. My laptop is a maxed out 2010 ma
Re: Updading MBP to newer one with negligible internal storage
by greg janza 2 years ago
that bob zelin is a wise man. A clean and efficient laptop setup just isn't how this business works. I Hate Television. I Hate It As Much As Peanuts. But I Can t Stop Eating Peanuts. - Orson Welles
Bars, Tone, and Countdown
by Norm Kaiser 2 years ago
Hello all: I'm working with a station that requires bars, tone, and a countdown leader. The part I'm confused about...So I'm going to add bars and tone at 58:30:00...and then slate and countdown, etc.
Re: Bars, Tone, and Countdown
by greg janza 2 years ago
there's multiple ways to deliver to a broadcast facility but when I was delivering tv shows our timecode started at 59:00:00, bars and tone were put at 59:00:00-59:30:00, slate 59:40:00-59:50:00, coun
Server/Storage for Editor..??
by Jake Cauty 2 years ago
Hi guys I'm a freelance Editor and do a lot of my work from home. I've been buying 2TB passport drives to store my work on, but it's getting to the point where there's just too many floating around th
Re: Server/Storage for Editor..??
by greg janza 2 years ago
sounds like you're best option is a raid like a Pegasus or OWC Thunderbay but definitely ask bob z. I Hate Television. I Hate It As Much As Peanuts. But I Can t Stop Eating Peanuts. - Orson Welles
Reconfiguring two raids as mirrors for two edit systems
by greg janza 2 years ago
I recently had a power supply issue (the power supply was faulty and causing random restart crashes) with my pc which in turn wreaked quite a bit of havoc with one of my two OWC Thunderbay raids. I wa
Re: Reconfiguring two raids as mirrors for two edit systems
by greg janza 2 years ago
Rainer, I know it's a bit of a unique approach and that's why I posted my setup. The power supply problem I was referring to was the power supply inside of my PC. I had to replace that power supply. M
Need some guidance finding videos.
by Joe Clark 2 years ago
Hello, I am actually writing an article on corporate brands . So for my new article I am in need of corporate brand video so that it would make my article more understandable to all . I went through m
Re: Need some guidance finding videos.
by greg janza 2 years ago
youtube is your resource for every conceivable corporate video known to mankind. I Hate Television. I Hate It As Much As Peanuts. But I Can t Stop Eating Peanuts. - Orson Welles
A-Roll Tutorials
by David Busse 2 years ago
So far I've mostly done montage edits in FCP X which I've enjoyed doing, but now I'm trying out an A-Roll B-Roll story edit and am having a hard time adjusting to the new environment. Specifically wit
Re: A-Roll Tutorials
by greg janza 2 years ago
I agree with Oliver that the workflow for creating pieces is exactly the same in FCPX as PP or any other NLE. It's just a matter of getting used to the FCPX layout and unique feature set. I Hate Telev
DJI Osmo full of compression artifacts - failed Netflix qc
by Sam Lee 3 years ago
I knew it was too good to be true... DJI Osmo scenics footage failed Netflix qc. Looking carefully at the raw capture, I see plenty of color banding and dithering when there is shot of tree and shade
Re: DJI Osmo full of compression artifacts - failed Netflix qc
by greg janza 2 years ago
I've worked with Osmo footage and noticed a fair amount of unacceptable artifacting as well. I Hate Television. I Hate It As Much As Peanuts. But I Can t Stop Eating Peanuts. - Orson Welles
How do you label your drone shots?
by Michael Tyas 2 years ago
I'm self-trained in drone videography. While I feel confident that my shots are professional, I'm lacking the language to label keyword them in my editor for easy retrieval, or to communicate with a t
Re: How do you label your drone shots?
by greg janza 2 years ago
I've worked with a variety of drone footage and I have no need for any clip labeling. With drone footage the easiest way to manage it is to simply throw all of the drone clips into a timeline and then
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