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El Capitan and 4K Clips not playing or importing in Premiere Pro CC 2105
by Adam Berch 1 day ago
HI, I have an iMac: iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015) 3.2 GHz Intel Core i5 16 GB 1867 MHz DDR AMD Radeon R9 M380 2048 MB I am running El Capitan with Adobe Premiere CC 2015. I received some 4k Foo
Re: El Capitan and 4K Clips not playing or importing in Premiere Pro CC 2105
by greg janza 1 day ago
Can you upgrade I Hate Television. I Hate It As Much As Peanuts. But I Can t Stop Eating Peanuts. - Orson Welles
Does something like Script Sync exist for Premiere Pro?
by jack Bibbo 2 days ago
I know that they had Adobe Story for a awhile however it has been discontinued Another other way to sync transcripts with picture jack
Re: Does something like Script Sync exist for Premiere Pro?
by greg janza 2 days ago
https: digitalanarchy.com transcribe-video transcriptive.html There's other options as well. Just do a search here on transcripts. I Hate Television. I Hate It As Much As Peanuts. But I Can t Stop Eat
DNxHR / DNxHD from RED Epic-W won't import into Premiere Pro CC 2018
by Devin Bousquet 3 days ago
I'm trying to import DNxHR footage I shot on my RED Epic-W. When I try to import it through Media Browser (or otherwise), the files are not multiplexed together and show up as separate MXF files in th
Re: DNxHR / DNxHD from RED Epic-W won't import into Premiere Pro CC 2018
by greg janza 3 days ago
I'm also on Win10 using CC 2018 so if you can upload a small test file that I could download I can check to see if it's an Adobe bug. I Hate Television. I Hate It As Much As Peanuts. But I Can t Stop
Issues Creating and Attaching Proxies w/Audio
by Scott Warren 9 months ago
I am in search of a solution that I have been trying to troubleshoot for some time now. I am trying to resolve an issue I've been having when my full rez footage has audio recorded. I cannot attach or
Re: Issues Creating and Attaching Proxies w/Audio
by greg janza 3 days ago
Tomek, sorry for my misunderstanding. I thought you were having confusion as to how to build and implement a custom ingest preset in general. Yes, it seems that for the moment it remains a manual oper
Editors Job - Relinking Media
by Vishal Handa 2 weeks ago
Hey there, My first post here. This may seem like a very simple question, but whose job is it to relink all the full resolution media when the timeline will be going to a colourist to colour grade. Is
Re: Editors Job - Relinking Media
by greg janza 3 days ago
Most colorists that I work with ask for a collected project managed project which only contains the media from the timeline so the re-link process isn't very time consuming. And unfortunately I can't
Is the Adobe Creative Cloud debate dead?
by Neil Sadwelkar 4 days ago
I checked the 'Adobe Creative Cloud debate' forum here at the Cow. And the last post there was Oct 2017. In the entire 2017, there were 3 posts at that forum. As many as this forum sees in an hour on
Re: Yes- just follow the money
by greg janza 3 days ago
2018 would a good time to phase out all of the "debate" aspects of Adobe Cloud as well as FCPX vs. Premiere. Each option has now firmly entrenched itself into the production world and if this forum is
Premiere Pro 2018 fixed yet?
by D j Harris 1 week ago
Hi, we had massive problems with the 2018 version of Premiere Pro, very sluggish (took seconds to respond to a single key press) and constant crashes. Because of this we reverted all our suites to CC
Re: Premiere Pro 2018 fixed yet?
by greg janza 1 week ago
Dan, sorry to hear that you've had so many problems with CC 2018. Your assumption that CC 2018 is problematic for everyone though is incorrect. I'm on CC 2018 on Windows and I work almost exclusively
Multicam anomaly or operator error?
by greg janza 1 week ago
I created a multi cam sequence from 6 cameras and one secondary audio track which consisted of seven audio tracks. Tracks one and two are a stereo mixdown of tracks 3-7. Tracks 3-7 are mono tracks. Th
Re: Multicam anomaly or operator error?
by greg janza 1 week ago
Herb- Once again you've nailed it. It was operator error. I had mistakenly selected Automatic for audio in the multi cam setup.. I assumed that Premiere would marry the seven audio tracks to the video
More "demystification"...
by Bill Davis 2 weeks ago
I'm trying to stay out of this because in both software engineering and color theory - I'm pretty much an idiot. I'm just an end user, and HAPPY to be one. But this has blown up so much - that I'm fas
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Re: More "demystification"...
by greg janza 1 week ago
Bill Davis "What breaks loose in public today is often a crapshoot in the world of PR." As of January 11, 2018 Apple's market valuation is $891.66 billion. I don't think a random anomaly in one of th
Client supervised remote edit session
by James Cohen 1 week ago
Does anyone have a setup they are happy with for a remote edit session where clients are watching in real time from another state Would something like GoToMeeting work We did this once where an editor
Re: Client supervised remote edit session
by greg janza 1 week ago
I've used skype with a remote producer and it works very well. You can share your playback screen with audio and you can also very easily talk back and forth. I Hate Television. I Hate It As Much As P
The Color Wheels Mystery - Demystified
by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago
Here is a follow-up video that brings together some of the points Oliver and I have tried to explain on this forum and also offers a clearer explanation of the how and why of what we are seeing. https
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Re: The Color Wheels Mystery - Demystified
by greg janza 1 week ago
As someone who has been following this thread simply out of curiosity, I want to thank Simon ( and Oliver) for the very clarifying information and explanations of the FCPX color wheel anomaly. This de
The Color Wheels Mystery ... An obviously wrong answer
by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago
Oliver has pointed out to me that someone on Bill's Facebook discussion is suggesting that I am confused and that I am wrong to think that we should be expecting a Lift Gamma Gain model here. Instead
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Re: The Color Wheels Mystery ... An obviously wrong answer
by greg janza 2 weeks ago
This ain't "color" rocket science. Either the color tools work in a manner that fellow video professionals have defined as the standardized norm or they have a bug flaw that needs to be addressed. Or
Optimizing CC for Mac
by Kasey Gay 3 weeks 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 weeks 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
FCPX comparison '17 Quad iMac to Octo Core iMac Pro
by Craig Seeman 3 weeks ago
Very interesting results by Max Yuryev. There's some typo in his graphs so I suspect he was rushing to get this online. Let the debates begin. The "best" option is certainly debatable given the result
Re: FCPX comparison '17 Quad iMac to Octo Core iMac Pro
by greg janza 3 weeks ago
Claude, I can only tell you what has worked well for me. I primarily work with Sony FS7 XAVC files at 240mbps. On my PC system, I'm using an Nvidia GeForce GTX 970, an i7-5820k CPU with 32 gigs ram. M
Best Practices
by Nick Mars 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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
Phillip Bloom goes to the dark side
by Claude Lyneis 4 weeks ago
With all the discussions of hack a Macs and advantages and disadvantages of the new iMacPro, I thought this video on using Adobe Premiere on a high powered pc workstation was interesting. A bit off to
Re: Phillip Bloom goes to the dark side
by greg janza 3 weeks ago
If EDITORIAL is a significant part of your work - you should add a Mac and FCP X to your toolkit. Because that's the hardware and software combo that "edits" the fastest right now. If you re a freela
CalDigit VR2 Not Booting Up
by JJ Foote 1 month 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 1 month 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 months 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 months 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 1 year 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 3 months 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 months 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
cold calling
by grinner hester 3 months ago
I posted this in business and marketing but, these days, there are a lot of freelancers out there sitting idle due to everyone and their dog having proper tools at home. So here is my latest article f
Re: cold calling
by greg janza 3 months ago
grinner hester "these days, there are a lot of freelancers out there sitting idle due to everyone and their dog having proper tools at home. " There's a lot of people out there who possess editing ha
Big Interview Project - Should I tackle it with AVID or Premiere?
by Enno Jacobsen 3 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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
Where do I find editing analysis videos?
by Reid Kimball 4 months ago
I am looking for videos of editors who analyze the editing techniques and thought processes used in editing the major TV shows and movies. For example, the video would go through most of the scenes of
Re: Where do I find editing analysis videos?
by greg janza 3 months ago
I've seen a lot of videos over the years that attempt to explain what it takes to be a good editor. However, about a year ago I stumbled onto one piece that is so good that it should be mandatory view
For anyone dealing with spontaneous unmounting and remounting of drives or raids, a simple solution
by greg janza 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 5 months 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 4 months 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
Another 4k Red footage workflow question.
by Johnny Smith 1 year ago
Hey fam, Just directed a low budget music video shot in 4K on a Red Epic ( dragon ). What I got today: 285gb of R3D files. I'm working with an older 3,1 MacPro tower ( not book ) that's been recently
Re: Another 4k Red footage workflow question.
by greg janza 5 months ago
I'm also curious as to why you don't want to upgrade to PP or fcpx. You're workflow could be so much easier. I Hate Television. I Hate It As Much As Peanuts. But I Can t Stop Eating Peanuts. - Orson W
Advice for a request for music change
by Dave Bowman 5 months ago
Hi everyone, I wonder if someone can offer me some advice on this. I've created a video of a large estate house for a customer and cut it to music - music I chose as it was suitable for the video . So
Re: Advice for a request for music change
by greg janza 5 months ago
Bill Davis "With modern editing software, making an alt cut to try out new music should be pretty trivial." On this point I can agree with Bill. Music selects for video pieces seems to always engende
4K (and beyond) workflow for sports shooting
by Kevin Duffey 5 months 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 5 months ago
kevin, yes I've worked in professional sports programming so I have experience with highlight reels. As to your intentions, wow!! you might be in the running for parent of the year honors. I've worked
Server/Storage for Editor..??
by Jake Cauty 5 months 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 5 months 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 6 months 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 5 months 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 6 months 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 5 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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
Syncing Satellite Offices
by Stephen Brock 6 months ago
I'm media managing a post-production house in Kansas City. We've got satellite offices with editors working in NYC, Chicago, and a new one starting in Seattle this Fall. Are there any case studies of
Re: Syncing Satellite Offices
by greg janza 6 months ago
a second vote for Resilio. Works extremely well. I Hate Television. I Hate It As Much As Peanuts. But I Can t Stop Eating Peanuts. - Orson Welles
EMERGENCY Lost Raid
by John Barata 7 months ago
Hello all, I am desperately posting here hoping to find a solution. I walked into my edit suite to find my Raid beeping. I went to see what was wrong and the status light was flashing red but nothing
Re: EMERGENCY Lost Raid
by greg janza 7 months ago
How did your raid problem turn out were you able to salvage it I Hate Television. I Hate It As Much As Peanuts. But I Can t Stop Eating Peanuts. - Orson Welles
DJI Osmo full of compression artifacts - failed Netflix qc
by Sam Lee 1 year 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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
Diego
by Diego Burlando 10 months ago
Does anyone know the hard drives SSD OWC (Other World Computing) I'm looking for exchanging my RAID 5 HDD system to a solid state 4 Mini 4TB (4 x 1TB) Four-Bay Thunderbolt 2 Array. If anyone has refer
Re: Diego
by greg janza 7 months ago
1. yes. I believe Raid 5 would only require Storage Spaces. I had to use Disk Management in order to create Raid10. 2. Benchmark tests using crystaldiskmark5: write read 400MB s. My TB2 raids are conn
Taking FCPX out for a new test drive
by greg janza 8 months 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 7 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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
16TB RAID 5 means I need... 24+TB RAID 1 for archive?
by Alexander Freedman 8 months ago
Hello all, I'm hoping you can help me out here: My office just got a new 27in iMac 5K as part of our upgrade from the current 2011 MacPro Tower we use for video editing. The iMac has 2TB of onboard st
Re: 16TB RAID 5 means I need... 24+TB RAID 1 for archive?
by greg janza 8 months ago
Since you're about to embark on upgrading your raid you might want to think about going with Raid10 instead of Raid5. You would lose half of your raid to mirroring but you would also have a safer raid
Need assistance selecting a new editing computer
by Casey Siegel 8 months ago
Hey everyone, I'm looking at buying a new editing computer and I'm at a roadblock of indecision. I have a budget of about $2000 at the very most. I'd prefer to keep it between $1000-1500 though. I'm t
Re: Need assistance selecting a new editing computer
by greg janza 8 months ago
i think option three is your best strategy. You're going to get a lot more for your money and you'll have the option to upgrade the system in the future. the one thing I would alter is your motherboar
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