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John Treffer

Member Since:
November 16th 2003
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XQD Card distinctions
by Shaleece Haas 1 year ago
Hi All, I am looking to purchase a few additional XQD cards for my FS7 kit. I currently use Sony XQD G-series 128GB cards. I see online that there is also a G series card with a 120GB capacity. Other
Re: XQD Card distinctions
by John Treffer 1 year ago
Shaleece Haas "Other than the 8GB capacity difference, does anyone know if there would be a compelling reason to use one of these cards over the other " I was told by my reseller that the newer gener
Sony FS 5 ii and canon glass
by mike santaella 1 year ago
I recently purchased a Sony FS 5 ii without the addition of the Sony kit lens, hoping that my canon glass will be a good choice when using a metabones adapter. I have a metabones EF to e mount adapter
Re: Sony FS 5 ii and canon glass
by John Treffer 1 year ago
I'm using an FS7 with a kit lens and a couple of canon and canon-mount lenses. I have both, the metabones adapter and the speedbooster. One year back I tested some Sigma ART lenses with both metabones
FS7 scene file or picture profile
by John Treffer 2 years ago
Hi, Does anyone know what properties can be stored in a FS7 scene file I understand the scene file is another name for a picture profile on the FS7. Please correct me if wrong. Kind regards, john
Re: FS7 scene file or picture profile
by Blaise Douros 2 years ago
Scene Files are stored Paint menu setups that can only be used in Custom mode, unlike MLUTs, which are used in CineEI. Yes, they're basically Picture Profiles. But they're better than PPs, because you
Random crashes
by John Treffer 3 years ago
Hi, I am experiencing an increasing amount of random crashes in resolve, mostly when applying "Generate optimised media". Even when I try only to optimize single clips that are in the timeline. It fre
Re: Random crashes
by John Treffer 3 years ago
I discovered the cause: a broken D500 Graphics card. Luckily Apple replaced both free of charge, so now Resolve is running great again!
FCP X info Metadata
by John Treffer 3 years ago
Maybe it is obvious, but I can not find it: How do you NOT get the "Share metadata" in a file exported from FCP X. When I export share from FCP X the default 'Info' tab has lots of fields for Metadata
Re: FCP X info Metadata
by John Treffer 3 years ago
I actually had a complaint once by a client about it who had to pass the files on to an archive. I am convinced some other, more technical clients, will see the Metadata as well. Probably they will no
Strange framerate bug
by John Treffer 3 years ago
Hi, I have a strange bug where a clip is generating one duplicate frame every second and the audio is streched the same. If I "reveal in browser" and "connect to storyline" I have a shorter correct cl
Re: Strange framerate bug
by John Treffer 3 years ago
You might be right. There is something really buggy going on there. If I drop a 25fps clip in a 24fps timeline it streches by 4%. Not by conforming or applying automatic speed. But by dropping a frame
Fps
by Owen Harvey 3 years ago
Hi all. This should go in the general inquiries, but I cant find that forum. So I'll post here This is hopefully a simple question, I hope. First off, I'm in the UK, so 25fps for me, though I do prefe
Re: Fps
by John Treffer 3 years ago
If the viewer will see the film in 25 30 fps than it is helpfull to edit in 25 30, because you know better what the footage will look like to the viewer. 25 30 may stutter with quick pans and movement
3840x2160 23.98 ProRes HQ realtime?
by Jonathon Lee 3 years ago
Hey Folks, Are any of you able to play 3840x2160 @ 23.98 FPS ProRes HQ in realtime No nodes, just playback. We have 2013 Mac Cans, 32GB RAM, 12-core, dual D700's w BMD UltraStudio 4K Extreme TB, 8G Fi
Re: 3840x2160 23.98 ProRes HQ realtime?
by John Treffer 3 years ago
Did you try to contact BMD I had problems last year with 4K in Resolve on a MacPro can and they helped me out with settings and it is running 4K fine since.
4K Display with HDR Recommendations
by Elliot M. Smith 3 years ago
I'm a colorist, I've had only a handful of requests for HDR deliverables, but I expect to get more soon. From my digging right now (Nov 2016) the 4K HDR spec is still sort of floating around, and ther
Re: 4K Display with HDR Recommendations
by John Treffer 3 years ago
I think the Eizo monitors are an interesting option for Grading monitors below top-end. I've got an CG248-4K but the CG318-4K is a more useful size for 4K. Reproduces 98% of DCI-P3. Got very nice inte
Reconnect Prores to MXF camera data
by John Treffer 4 years ago
I work with several editors who still prefer to edit in FCP7. I shoot with an FS7, export all footage with LUT applied as individual prores movs. Get an XML back from FCP7 that I can import in Resolve
Re: Reconnect Prores to MXF camera data
by John Treffer 4 years ago
Thanks! I will look into it. Filenaming is coherent, but extension is different, that is where it went wrong last time. I also heard they worked on relinking in the 12.5 update, so that might help as
News: Blackmagic Design Releases Public Beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5
by Cow News Droid 4 years ago
Massive update with over 1,000 enhancements and 250 new features; Available for download now (Las Vegas, NV--April 18, 2016) Blackmagic Design today announced the availability for immediate download o
Re: News: Blackmagic Design Releases Public Beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5
by John Treffer 4 years ago
Is it possible to install the 12.5 public beta next to the current version
Shooting flat for color grading with EX1
by Tom Laughlin 4 years ago
On their websites, I have read that Allister Chapman, Phillip Bloom, and Doug Jensen, all have good picture profiles, and so I've loaded quite a few of them already onto my EX-1. I've also done record
Re: Shooting flat for color grading with EX1
by John Treffer 4 years ago
Basically the EX1 is not up to the job. To capture this "flat" footage you need an enormous dynamic range which the EX1 doesn't have. The CINE curves from the EX1 are a bit more flat than the STD curv
Card reading newbie: why not record .movs, why complicated BPAV folders?
by Ella Currer 4 years ago
Our lives should be getting simpler with better technology so why don't cameras just record .movs to cards With these BPAV folders, I have to download third party software to get the footage into any
Re: Card reading newbie: why not record .movs, why complicated BPAV folders?
by John Treffer 4 years ago
Okay. Why not MXF To me the pain is editing FS7 footage. Resolve is to slow to properly edit the footage, so I choose FCP X. FCPX is fast, but transcripts all the files to movs. Fine. When I want to g
Ex 1 to FS5???
by Michael Slowe 4 years ago
Having made a number of successful documentaries on my EX 1 camera and, although still very happy with it, am tempted to go to the larger sensor and narrow depth of field offered by the new FS 5. I ha
Re: Ex 1 to FS5???
by John Treffer 4 years ago
The lens looks like the crappy lens that came with the FS700. It is confirmed by the price. It really is a petty of such a beautiful camera. The FS7 kitlens (Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f 4 G) is a very beaut
Selecting All the Clips of a Particular Role??
by Adam Helwig 8 years ago
Okay, I hope I'm not missing something plainly obvious here. Here's my question...In the Timeline Index, you can choose to highlight specific roles, but is there any way to select all the clips of a p
Re: Selecting All the Clips of a Particular Role??
by James Bayliss-Smith 6 years ago
Hi has this been updated yet seems like a no brainer to be able to select all clips of a certain role
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John Treffer liked this 4 years ago
Davinci Resolve and Transcoding XAVC to ProRes - render times
by Jon Jobs 4 years ago
Hi, I'm creating HD ProRes LT proxy clips from 4K XAVC media. Using Davinci Resolve 12. I'm on a custom machine 3.33Ghz i7, 16 gigs ram, ATI Radeon HD5770 1024MB. Yosemite. I'm only getting 12.5 fps r
Re: Davinci Resolve and Transcoding XAVC to ProRes - render times
by John Treffer 4 years ago
"If this is the only graphics card in the system, you are under spec for 4K anything." I also ran into Carls problem, but with a 6-core new Mac Pro with 2 D500's. The thing is if you have proxy's of P
disable multi-user environment
by John Treffer 4 years ago
Is it possible to disable the multi-user environment When I launch resolve it always starts the multi-user window, before I can get to my projects. I am looking for a way to get to the single user mod
Re: disable multi-user environment
by John Treffer 4 years ago
It is unchecked, but unfortunately that doesn't help. I tried check it restart resolve uncheck it restart resolve. But it doesn't help. I presume it is possible to archive all projects and reset Resol
EX1 without "R" focussing problems
by Mala Kas 4 years ago
On ebay i found a EX-1 under 1000$ BUT!!! it has an issue with focusing. Tha cam has a focus problem while being on open Iris f1.9 (only at f1.9) when zooming from tele to wide, the cam is losing focu
Re: EX1 without "R" focussing problems
by John Treffer 4 years ago
It could be a backfocussing problem. I had it once with my EX1R. I had it fixed at the dealer. But it possible to do it yourself: http: blog.abelcine.com 2010 07 01 adjusting-back-focus-on-an-xdcam-ex
FS7 White Balance
by John Treffer 4 years ago
Hi, I am shooting with an FS7 in CineEI mode and the Paint options, especially the white balance is greyed out. The standard options seem to be locked to 3200K, 4300K and 5500K. Is there a way to set
Re: FS7 White Balance
by John Treffer 4 years ago
I read the long post here: https: community.sony.com t5 FS7 Cine-EI-White-Balance-Presets td-p 475930 which really has some nice info (between the cockfighting). Unfortunately it seems to confirm the
external 10-bit recorder - any updates on best one?
by Bob Cole 4 years ago
I would appreciate a recommendation for an external 10-bit video recorder which accepts the EX1R's SDI output. The application is green screen (so portability is not a huge issue), and the footage wil
Re: external 10-bit recorder - any updates on best one?
by John Treffer 4 years ago
I'd say Convergent Design is the best quality and Atomos is the best bang for the buck. If HDMI is reliable enough for you're ready with a $295 ninja star. If you want very sharp monitoring, 4K record
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Detail setting in Picture Profile Settings of EX1/EX3
by Tom David 10 years ago
Hi guys, can anybody please elaborate briefly on their understanding of the DETAIL settings in the Picture Profile settings of the EX1 EX3 Closely looking at the picture it appears to sharpen the imag
Re: Detail setting in Picture Profile Settings of EX1/EX3
by George Griswold 10 years ago
Tom and group, I saw this post and this is an area that I had been putting off because of the spotty documentation. This spurred me to dig in and read all the Sony literature, watch NAB seminars, etc.
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John Treffer liked this 8 years ago
HDV storage
by Andrei Zagdansky 15 years ago
Hi, everybody - If you have started transition to HDV already, how much storage HDV footage takes Do you need additional FW drives and so on Please share your experience. Thank you all. Andrei
Re: HDV storage
by John Treffer 15 years ago
It is striking indeed that I also found the datarate to be around 3.2 MB s(25Mbit s). I thought HDV 1080i used the full DV space, but I think this is due to audio compression. HDV 720p has a bitrate o
Exporting Images to use on Web
by Chris L. 15 years ago
I want to pull images off my video to use on my website. I have had some success, but some images are slightly blury (they have lines thru them as if the scan rate or fps is off). Does anyone have sol
Re: Exporting Images to use on Web
by John Treffer 15 years ago
It sounds like interlacing problem. Apply a deinterlace filter to the image, either in fcp to the clip before export or in photoshop or GIMP after you exported the image.
RT Display in FCP5 using HDV
by Rick 15 years ago
When playing back HDV 1080 60 in FCP5, the option for "high" quality is grayed out. I am only given the options of dynamic, med and low. When the playback is paused it appears full quality as does scu
Re: RT Display in FCP5 using HDV
by John Treffer 15 years ago
I don't know. I know I am editing HDV 1080 50 and I have the choise available. Did you try trashing the prefs
1st film on HDV,is Sony Z1 the best with FCP 5 to edit?
by rajesh bhanushali 15 years ago
Hi friends, This is my first film to edit & the producers are totally dependent on me for the format of shoot. I have a G5 with fcp4.5, 2 gigs ram. They wanted to shoot on 35mm film, but somebody has
Re: 1st film on HDV,is Sony Z1 the best with FCP 5 to edit?
by John Treffer 15 years ago
"the only image worse than it to blow up would be DV." That's a bit overstated. For sharpness HDV is actually really good, comparable to 16mm. There is a lot more than sharpness though. It is not very
Adding Japanese Subtitles to video
by Nick Brenner 15 years ago
I have been asked to added Japanese sub-titles to a corporate video (3 mins) for it to go across to Japan. The organisation will provide a translator. How do I get Japanese characters up on FCP and dr
Re: Adding Japanese Subtitles to video
by John Treffer 15 years ago
Japan is NTSC. I have not worked with japanese, but I have worked with arab caracters that I couldn't read and the experience might be similar. The translation was done on a mac in textedit. And the b
Sony HDV camera using DV SP footage into FCP 4.5????
by Andrew 15 years ago
Hey there, Is Final cut pro 4.5 able to capture DV SP footage from a Sony HVR-Z1E Z1P camera Having trouble making it see the camera What should I my camera settings be Cheers
Re: Sony HDV camera using DV SP footage into FCP 4.5????
by John Treffer 15 years ago
Yes. Only FCP5 can do HDV. There is an option though to capture DVCPRO HD via external hardware.
FAQ or Stickies?
by Sean Lander 15 years ago
When scrolling through the posts here, it's amazing how often you see the same questions over and over again. *Mp3 audio sounds bad. *Where did my canvas go *Why do I have to render everything Real ba
Re: FAQ or Stickies?
by John Treffer 15 years ago
A FAQ section is also good to refer too. Probably you keep getting the same questions now and than. It would also be a good place to refer too in such cases. (And they can be updated, I have fluently
Two questions about HDV in FCP5
by Robin 15 years ago
Hello! Does anyone know if it's possible to shoot or edit 4:3 aspect using a Z1E and FCP Also I don't have an HDV monitor at the moment, can I still get synch sound by changing the audio video setting
Re: Also Is 4:3 Possible if I convert the HDV say to BM 10bit uncompressed
by John Treffer 15 years ago
apple advocates the use of apple cinema desktop, any monitor connected to an AGP-graphics card as reference monitor. They don't recommend it for interlaced video though. Still I expect it to generate
Camera Flash Effect
by Jason McCaffrey 15 years ago
Sorry, I'm pretty sure someone posted something similar to this not too long ago, but I can't find it. I'm trying to accomplish a good flash bulb burnout effect without buying any extra plugins. I wan
Re: Camera Flash Effect
by John Treffer 15 years ago
I'm still a bit confused with composite modes now and than, but doesn't 'add' do the same as 'normal' if you apply it to a completely white layer
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