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FCPX or R15?
by Oliver Peters 5 days ago
I find the Resolve threads here fascinating. 2.5 million FCPX users notwithstanding, is Apple playing catch-up now to Blackmagic Design and Resolve It amazes me that a community where a trackless UI w
Re: FCPX or R15?
by greg janza 10 hours ago
Robin S. Kurz "Yeah, Soderbergh has a "good enough" addendum on his production company logo now, too, btw. Since that was clearly HIS whole point as well." I think that's a big part of this discussio
restricted file types at opening
by Jim Williams 1 day ago
How do I get Premier Pro to allow me to see video footage that is NOT their type, such as HD footage from my D-SLR I can't get this version of PP to even see the files types I have. Thanks!
Re: restricted file types at opening
by greg janza 1 day ago
How about providing real information What file type What codec What error message do you receive in Premiere Windows 10 Pro i7-5820k CPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Blackmagic Decklink 4k Mini Monitor Adob
"Minimize" Windows CC2018 Crashes
by Joseph Freeman III 6 days ago
After weeks of daily crashes (dozens per day) with Premiere Pro cc2018 I found a Windows solution to greatly minimize CRASHES caused by the most mundane of activities....... I turned off "Allow files
Re: "Minimize" Windows CC2018 Crashes
by greg janza 6 days ago
Unfortunately yours is a localized issue. You may want to think about doing a clean install of windows and reloading your Adobe CC programs in order to reset your computer. The level of crashes you're
advice please on computer speakers?
by steve Zavo 6 days ago
Dear Forum, I need computer speakers. I have been using JBL Invader which is now this ( $200): https: www.harmankardon.com computer-speakers SOUNDSTICKS+III.html They have been good for bassy stuff wh
Re: advice please on computer speakers?
by greg janza 6 days ago
I'm a big fan of Audioengine A2's. No need for an amplifier and they have multiple inputs. Windows 10 Pro i7-5820k CPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Adobe CC 2018 Renders cache: Samsung SSD 950 Pro x2 in Rai
Depressing. Footage in Premiere/VLC looks VERY different in Quicktime/Vimeo/Youtube
by Jim Elliott 1 year ago
Well, this is depressing. I don't know if something is wrong with my MacBook 2016, but I've noticed that footage in the Premiere program monitor looks VERY different to the exported video in various p
Re: Depressing. Footage in Premiere/VLC looks VERY different in Quicktime/Vimeo/Youtube
by greg janza 6 days ago
Crescent Diamond " Some of the other solutions on this thread about getting an external broadcast monitor might be the best solution, but I am not 100% sure that Premiere will display correctly on th
Unacceptable Gamma shift when uploading to Vimeo from Permiere
by Matt Hannon 7 days ago
Hey everyone, I am in need of bit of help if that's ok, I have a deadline approaching in 2 days and although I have finished the work and exported the file from Premiere Pro (CC 2018), when I upload i
Re: Unacceptable Gamma shift when uploading to Vimeo from Permiere
by greg janza 6 days ago
One thing that hasn't been mentioned is if you've fully calibrated your computer monitor s. If a professional monitor and i o card such as a Blackmagic decklink isn't in your budget you should at leas
Premiere Bug with Blackmagic Decklink 4k mini monitor
by greg janza 6 days ago
I'm running the latest version of Blackmagic's Desktop Video Setup with Premiere 12.0 and sending my video output through HDMI to a Lilliput professional monitor. And my GPU is a 970GTX. If I create a
'Winning' NAB vs winning new users
by Andrew Kimery 2 weeks ago
With the fast and furious updates to Resolve, BM has been 'winning' NAB for a number of years now, but that show floor success doesn't seem to be turning into a boatload of new customers using Resolve
Re: 'Winning' NAB vs winning new users
by greg janza 2 weeks ago
Oliver Peters " If you start the mix or color and then take it to an outside specialist, the first thing they will do is remove all of the grades and mixes that you have done and start from scratch."
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Compatibility of legacy Quicktime Codecs and the latest Premiere Pro release
by greg janza 2 weeks ago
I'm not sure why Adobe didn't make an attempt to fully educate the user base about this change but here's a link to a thread on the Adobe forums that clarifies. https: forums.adobe.com thread 2473026
Re: Compatibility of legacy Quicktime Codecs and the latest Premiere Pro release
by John Pale 2 weeks ago
I haven t seen an official list of codecs that are no longer supported from Adobe. I got the warning on an Avid DNXHD Quicktime the other day, which surprised me, because I hardly consider that an old
Windows, Quicktime and premiere
by Allison Willford 2 weeks ago
I was forced to a PC from a Mac by our IT department...I'm trying to open an old premiere project on my PC... which of course the mov files won't work because of the quicktime drama. My IT department
Re: Windows, Quicktime and premiere
by greg janza 2 weeks ago
Aftercodecs works but is not licensed by Apple. The only fully licensed windows pro-res encoding program that I know of is Assimilate Scratch but the cost is prohibitive for most. Windows 10 Pro i7-58
My particular "upgrade" problem (with workspaces)
by Todd VanSlyck 2 weeks ago
Ever since the infamous upgrade, If I attempt to change my workspace to "Color", it crashes about 75% of the time. I've trashed prefs, deleted the custom color workspace I had created and have been us
Re: My particular "upgrade" problem (with workspaces)
by greg janza 2 weeks ago
perhaps use this app to downgrade the project: http: joshcluderay.com downgrade-premiere-project-converter Windows 10 Pro i7-5820k CPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Adobe CC 2018 Renders cache: Samsung SSD 9
Pond 5 and FCPX
by Scott Witthaus 2 weeks ago
kinda cool http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2062-stock-footage-company-pond5-announce-app-for-final-cut-pro-x Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Visual Storyteller https: vimeo.com channels 1322525 M
Re: Pond 5 and FCPX
by greg janza 2 weeks ago
This feature has been available in Premiere for awhile and it streamlines the entire stock footage selection process so it should be a welcome addition to FCPX as well. Windows 10 Pro i7-5820k CPU Nvi
As excited as I am about the 10.4.1 release......
by Steve Connor 2 weeks ago
Great to see an update to FCPX and I can't wait to start using it, but just look at the Release notes for Resolve 15!! They really are steaming ahead with it, I think Adobe should be very worried! Wha
Re: As excited as I am about the 10.4.1 release......
by greg janza 2 weeks ago
Steve Connor "If I was a PPro Subscriber I'd certainly be thinking about switching" Blackmagic continues to set the bar high and their product line is stellar. And from the looks of the improvements
MAC Pro release Date
by holden crawford 3 weeks ago
we will wait and see https: www.engadget.com 2018 04 05 apple-2019-mac-pro-shaped-by-customers
Re: MAC Pro release Date
by greg janza 2 weeks ago
Bill Davis "Basically, hardware has all become far, far less mission critical for me in this era." I have no idea what you actually create but the idea of hardware being less important today than in
Apple to ditch Intel?
by David Mathis 3 weeks ago
Just saw this on Facebook: https: www.reuters.com article us-apple-mac-intel apple-plans-to-replace-intel-chips-in-macs-with-its-own-bloomberg-idUSKCN1H91N5 Questions that come to mind: 1. What does t
Re: Apple to ditch Intel?
by greg janza 3 weeks ago
Tim Wilson "No matter how big music, computers, and devices seems to you for Apple's chip story, I'm tellin' ya, this AI AR automobile stuff is much, much bigger." Thanks for putting all of that on t
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A technical editing critique of Letterman's "My Next Guest"
by greg janza 3 weeks ago
I stumbled onto this video which gives a detailed editing analysis of David Letterman's new Netflix show. I have a huge amount of respect for Letterman and I think his new show is a great second act f
Re: A technical editing critique of Letterman's "My Next Guest"
by greg janza 3 weeks ago
Simon Ubsdell "what's important is that the shot size is very substantially different to the more frontal angle which means the cut is much less jarring. In the Letterman shots the shot sizes are unc
GH4/5 4K playback delay on 5K iMac
by Anthony Rizzuto 2 months 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 1 month 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 months 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 1 month 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 8 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 2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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
Editing 4K using External HD USB-C to Thunderbolt 2?
by Sam Hands 4 months ago
Hello, I'm editing a short shot on RED at 4K. Will an adapter like this: https: support.apple.com en-us HT207266 Allow me to edit playback 4K footage from an external 7200 rpm HD I'm using Premiere on
Re: Editing 4K using External HD USB-C to Thunderbolt 2?
by greg janza 2 months ago
the adapter will work fine. i use an akitio TB3 to TB2 to work with a pair of OWC thunderbay raids. the one potential issue is the 7200 RPM drive. if it's not in a raid configuration you won't be able
Editors Job - Relinking Media
by Vishal Handa 4 months 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 months 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
Optimizing CC for Mac
by Kasey Gay 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 5 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 5 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 2 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 5 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 6 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 7 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 2 years 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 8 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 8 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 8 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
Server/Storage for Editor..??
by Jake Cauty 8 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 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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
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