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1 minute video with only photos and titles is EXTREMELY EXTREMELY slow in a monster laptop
by Yiannis Botetsios 3 months ago
Hi Community. I am so surprised with that. Sorry for so much info but I want to describe the problem cause it is really serious and can not find anything on the internet. I am not a pro in premiere pr
Re: 1 minute video with only photos and titles is EXTREMELY EXTREMELY slow in a monster laptop
by greg janza 3 months ago
I'm advocating that you convert (transcode) H264 media to Cineform instead of making proxies. https: www.linkedin.com in tmprods http: tallmanproductions.net
Voice over recording isn't working - any clues, anyone?
by Jarrick Harris 3 years ago
Hi all, I'm just trying to add a voiceover track but it's just not recording. The mic (plugged into my asus xonar dx soundcard) is selected on my pc windows 7(have tested with voice recorder and can s
Re: Voice over recording isn't working - any clues, anyone?
by greg janza 3 months ago
It's easier to do VO records in Audition rather than Premiere. https: www.linkedin.com in tmprods http: tallmanproductions.net
NVIDIA Titan X vs Radeon RX 580 8GB
by Richard DeFinis 3 months ago
Running a 2010 12 - Core MacPro with High Sierra OS and seem to be running into some software upgrade issues. Some of the software I need to install requires Mojave or Catalina. Apparently the only wa
Re: NVIDIA Titan X vs Radeon RX 580 8GB
by greg janza 3 months ago
I abandoned the Mac platform five years ago and I have no regrets. There's a ton of online resources available to help you select the components for a custom PC build. Carey Holzman's YouTube builds,
How is everyone doing?
by Jeremy Garchow 3 months ago
I just came off my first production since February. It was grueling. Long, hot (really hot) 90+ degree, 100+ degree heat index, days in the sun, a little rain everyday, mud, sweat, and tears (from sun
Re: How is everyone doing?
by greg janza 3 months ago
Tony West "We are going to do our best to try and bring a little bit of normalcy to the lives of some folks while we commit to safety and beating this thing so we can all get back and most importantl
Is anyone using Motion?
by Oliver Peters 5 years ago
I'm curious. I see a lot of wonderful work being done in Motion from time to time, as well as to create FCPX templates. But is anyone seriously using it for motion graphics In the entire existence of
Re: Is anyone using Motion?
by greg janza 3 months ago
Robin S. Kurz "So how often to you pull out AE of all things to do "basic" or "truly simple comps" Ever You wouldn't just do them in PPro " Literally, all the time. I know there's some people who lik
eGPU future?
by Oliver Peters 5 months ago
Is there still a future for eGPUs The BMD eGPU Pro has officially been discontinued. The regular BMD eGPU is current out of stock. Since these were both Apple designs built by BMD for sale through the
Re: eGPU future?
by greg janza 4 months ago
Dom Silverio "TB4 needs to be introduced" or not. NVMe's are the future of storage and the speeds blow away any other option. Apple is currently offering a variety of NVMe options at double the price
Open HEVC file?
by John Riker 7 months ago
I took my blu-ray and extracted an hevc file out of it to reduce for storage on my media server. So this is just the video file, no container or anything. Latest version of Premiere Pro as of this wri
Re: Open HEVC file?
by greg janza 4 months ago
Bob Jordan "transcoding HEVC files becomes a highly recommended method, especially if your files are in 4K HEVC and you don't have a high-end computer." It doesn't matter what kind of computer you ha
Crashing in 4k
by Harry Bromley-Davenport 4 months ago
Hail, Happy Editors, I have a Mac Pro 4,1 upgraded to 5,1. running High Sierra 10.13.6. Prem Pro 2019 2 x 3.45 GHz 6 core Intel Xeon 48GB RAM. Graphics NVIDIA GTX 980 Ti 6144 MB It will run ONE 4k sho
Re: Crashing in 4k
by greg janza 4 months ago
.mov is a wrapper. Open the file in VLC or Quicktime and get info to see what the codec is. https: www.linkedin.com in tmprods http: tallmanproductions.net
Mac hardware bumps
by Oliver Peters 5 months ago
New GPU option today for the 16" MBP: Optional Radeon Pro 5600M with 8GB of HBM2 memory Customer-installable SSD kit for the Mac Pro: Includes two SSD modules with capacities from 1 to 8TB. - Oliver O
Re: Mac hardware bumps
by greg janza 4 months ago
And just in case there's a Mac user who's concerned about cost, all of the SSD upgrade offerings directly from Apple have an added 'Apple' markup of nearly 100%. Current Newegg prices: Samsung 970 NVM
Add Social unrest to social distancing... WFH is here to stay
by Mark Raudonis 5 months ago
This is NOT a political statement, just an observation. The social unrest over the past few days is just one more reason WFH will become a permanent part of our post production world. The conversation
Re: Add Social unrest to social distancing... WFH is here to stay
by greg janza 5 months ago
Mark Raudonis "I think you're VASTLY over estimating the cost of gear. For basic off-line "story telling" editing, a low end iMac or comparable Windows system is fine. You could eBay one for way less
One camera disappears in during multi-cam edit
by Kevin Gonzales 5 months ago
Hello: I've got a 5 camera setup on a multi-cam sequences and things will be going smooth as silk, then for whatever reason, one camera suddenly decides to disappear or, it shows in the multi-cam wind
Re: One camera disappears in during multi-cam edit
by greg janza 5 months ago
it's a Premiere bug. Step into the multicam and move the hidden angle to a different video layer and then move it back. It should then reappear in the multicam window. https: www.linkedin.com in tmpro
Is filmmaking still an option?
by Isaac David Quesada 7 months ago
I have spent my professional life following a long term plan to build my career as a filmmaker while, at the same time, being able to pay the bills. But now I find myself in a situation where film is
Re: Is filmmaking still an option?
by greg janza 6 months ago
Tim, I do believe this is the single most entertaining post I've ever read on the Cow. Partly why it's so damn entertaining is because I believe you've captured into words some of the essence of why a
No regions in DaVinci? Then how to log footage?
by Tim Neighbors 7 months ago
how would you log edit an interview -particularly when dealing with many hours of interviews I'm new to Resolve, coming from Vegas ...and I don't see any way to drop and label regions, which is my pri
Re: No regions in DaVinci? Then how to log footage?
by greg janza 7 months ago
Transcriptions have come a long way from the days of only having a word document with timecode stamps. I would encourage you to look at Digital Anarchy's website and watch a few of their informational
Cookies warning = annoying
by David Roth Weiss 2 years 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 2 years 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
Revamped Forums
by greg janza 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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
Big Interview Project - Should I tackle it with AVID or Premiere?
by Enno Jacobsen 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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
Bars, Tone, and Countdown
by Norm Kaiser 3 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 3 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
Need some guidance finding videos.
by Joe Clark 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 3 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 3 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 3 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
Taking FCPX out for a new test drive
by greg janza 3 years ago
I work almost exclusively in Premiere so I don't stay current with what's happening with FCPX and I rarely take it for a spin. However, I recently was asked to do a project on FCPX and so I had a new
Re: Taking FCPX out for a new test drive
by Brian Seegmiller 3 years ago
I don't have to select a range to export a master file as long as the Timeline is the active section. You can set up custom encodes as presets in compressor and than you can make them available in FCP
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Coping with planned obsolescence 2
by Walter Miale 3 years ago
In general, does it make sense to maintain obsolete but unequaled applications like Eudora and PageMaker and maybe even Photoshop CS2 on a Mac system today, using either multiple Macs or multiple boot
Re: Coping with planned obsolescence 2
by greg janza 3 years ago
John Rofrano "Take the time to learn the new program and move forward. It is a safer approach and you might even find new features that make life a lot easier." This is great advice. Computers are a
Lower third bar length expression
by alex judson 7 years ago
Hi all, I'm new to scripting and am having quite a bit of trouble trying to figure this one out. Any help would be appreciated. I am trying to create a lower third bar that will cover a change of text
Re: Lower third bar length expression
by greg janza 7 years ago
no need to respond kevin. I noticed that if you uncheck the RGB only box within cc composite the text has full opacity.
How does Avid handle still images?
by Scott Davis 10 years ago
It has been a while since I have had to heavily work in Avid. I am working on a job now with a ton of still images. Some are huge, high quality TIFF, some are low quality JPEG files. When importing a
Re: How does Avid handle still images?
by greg janza 10 years ago
without a doubt the best plugin ever developed for stills has been stagetools' moving picture. it works very well and is easy to use.
mc5 hangup
by romain clark 10 years ago
Anybody saw this happen: when editing a sequence longer than 20 min, either thru AMA or digitized, everything seems to slow down on the app, EG: waiting 20 sec. to perform a cut or do a trim. No diffe
Re: mc5 hangup
by greg janza 10 years ago
there's definitely a memory leak bug. I'm working on MC 5.0.3.5 on osx 10.6.4 I have a large project that when first opened takes 30% of memory and within 30 mins. gets to 100%. this happens consisten
Timecode mismatch on FCP export to quicktime
by greg janza 11 years ago
I've been exporting quicktime movies of sections of a timeline in FCP 6.0.6. The timeline is 24P(23.98) (dvcproHD 720P60). I'm doing straight QT exports with the added option of making a self containe
Re: Timecode mismatch on FCP export to quicktime
by greg janza 11 years ago
matt- Shazam! That's it. My timecode numbers remain in sync by creating a new sequence with the same settings and then copying my old sequence into it. thanks!!
can avid and boris co-exist peacefully?
by greg janza 12 years ago
I've recently delved into learning Boris Red while working within an avid mediacomposer on a mac. a few questions for those who are veterans: 1.the many pre-built text moves that reside inside red see
Re: can avid and boris co-exist peacefully?
by greg janza 12 years ago
peter- thank you for answering all of my questions. Your info will help to streamline my workflow. much appreciated. greg
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