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Notes vs keywords for clips logging in 10.4.6
by Sam Lee 2 weeks ago
I've been logging more notes than keywords to the clips. This is for super long-form docu that's growing. I ran out of the 10 most used keywords. Are there any downsides or limitations to using notes
Re: Notes vs keywords for clips logging in 10.4.6
by Bret Williams 2 weeks ago
I've never even used notes that I can remember. But Keywords are the larger construct. They're right there in the browser to click on so no searching or smart collections required unless you want to s
Will I lose resolution or camera information
by Robert Selfe 1 month ago
Will I lose resolution or camera information by importing Mp4 - 4K, re-cordered on a Sony A7iii into FCP X, ProRes 422, Rec 709. And then exporting the file as Master File (default) ProRes 422 4K. Wha
Re: Will I lose resolution or camera information
by Sam Lee 1 month ago
The only time you truly preserve the cam original is when you concatenate a file. But whenever you re-export that to a different codec or same codec, it would have to go to another cycle of transcodin
Shooting at higher frame rates is better than lower for future slow mo
by Sam Lee 5 months ago
Is it better to shoot moderate to fast action scenes at higher frame rates (240 fps) and later speed it up 2-8x to get the desired slow-mo rate than shooting it at slower (120 fps) and slow it down Th
Re: Shooting at higher frame rates is better than lower for future slow mo
by Sam Lee 5 months ago
I've been sticking to the following frame rate to get the most motion blur as possible on the Varicam: Low action shot: 38-59 fps: 1 60s, 180 deg allowable minimum shutter Medium action shot: 60-96 fp
How to remove duplicate frames for a 25 fps file converted from 24 fps native edited master
by Sam Lee 5 months ago
I'm having a hard time figuring out how to remove the extra 1 frame on a 25 fps broadcast master converted from a 24 fps edited master. Is it at all possible in FCP X or Compressor The interlaced 29.9
Re: How to remove duplicate frames for a 25 fps file converted from 24 fps native edited master
by Sam Lee 5 months ago
There is some hope to the manual method with the LACPUG forum. But it's looking very tedious and open to processing errors by not deleting all of the 5th duplicate frame. Was hoping for a commercial a
Reverse telecine a 25 fps file back to 24 fps native - how and is it possible w/ Compressor?
by Sam Lee 5 months ago
I have many master files that have been frame rate converted from 24 - 25 fps. I couldn't figure out how to reverse telecine back the 25 fps master file back to 24 fps native master. This is because m
Re: Reverse telecine a 25 fps file back to 24 fps native - how and is it possible w/ Compressor?
by Bouke Vahl 5 months ago
This makes no sense at all. There is no 'official' telecine for 24 25 Avid once had a telecine process where a field was added every 12 13 frames, but that is almost never used. Adding a whole frame i
Can I export the file right away without waiting for thumbnail and waveforms to finish their tasks?
by Sam Lee 7 months ago
I have hundred of hours of edited materials that need simple trim in and out, changing PsF from interlaced scan video to true progressive, and audio level re-adjustment. When importing into FCP 10.3.4
Re: Can I export the file right away without waiting for thumbnail and waveforms to finish their tasks?
by Joe Marler 7 months ago
Sorry, I meant SHIFT+Z in the Event Browser to show one thumbnail per clip.
Playing all clips in library or event suddenly not working
by Sam Lee 7 months ago
I'm not sure what I did to 10.4.5, but now I can't playback all of the clips imported into the Event. Is there a way to get the playback to auto advance to the next clip Now it would stop after a clip
Re: Playing all clips in library or event suddenly not working
by Sam Lee 7 months ago
Continuous Playback was not enabled. When enabled, it's working again. Thanks for the tip. This little feature is a huge time saver for dailies.
Decent VCR for archiving VHS?
by Joel Benedict 10 months ago
I'm looking for a VCR I can use to backup and archive certain VHS tapes. Not all movies, shows, and commercials have made it to DVD. Some studios are defunct or have shown no interest in making restor
Re: Decent VCR for archiving VHS?
by Sam Lee 10 months ago
The JVC HR-S#### VCRs have TBC and digital noise reduction. Helps to clean up the chroma noise found on all color under composite video formats. And the TBC somewhat helps the playback but won't cure
DJI Inspire 2 or other brands of drone for high quality no artifacts footage
by Sam Lee 10 months ago
I used the DJI Mavic Pro. Not too happy with the artifacts on scenics shot. Don't think the Mavic Pro 2 can get rid of the aliasing. It's small, consumer grade and just not suitable for mixing with hi
What is the Point of LTO?
by Nick Pearce-Tomenius 1 year ago
By Jon Morgan, CEO, Object Matrix LTO is under attack from a wide variety of new technologies that challenge the very existence of the format and its relevance. Coupled with the fact that many broadca
Re: What is the Point of LTO?
by Sam Lee 1 year ago
After seeing $300K-500K price quote from various service providers for medium-large data to be stored and on the cloud - particularly AWS, I don't think that's profitable unless the ad or revenue is s
60i footage to 30p output?
by Spencer Honda 1 year ago
Shot some interviews that I'm sending over to a news station to use. I think they shoot 60i but my camera is sorta broken so that's the only option I have right now anyways. How do I work with this in
Re: 60i footage to 30p output?
by Sam Lee 1 year ago
Ah. Thanks for bringing this up. Looking at the metadata fields for Go Pro, DJI Osmo, I see that 60p is at 60 fps. The Varicam 35 HS series records it at 59.94 fps. Not a big concern if the footage is
Powering Anton Bauer, Core SWX 14.4 batt to Mac Book Pro 15" 2015 or later model
by Sam Lee 1 year ago
I've not been able to find a powering solution that will allow me to use any 14.4V batteries from Anton Bauer, Core SWX to provide clean 19.4V battery to a 2015 Mac Book Pro battery. Need to offload l
Best backup practice for BRU PE to minimize tape change and non-sequential tape archive
by Sam Lee 2 years ago
I'm wondering if there's a way to get BRU PE to backup all LTO-6 tapes in a linear way. Should I use LTO-8 instead when archives are larger than 6 Tb to get it restored sequentially I'm working remote
Re: Best backup practice for BRU PE to minimize tape change and non-sequential tape archive
by Sam Lee 2 years ago
Ah. You also experienced non-sequential tape restore. This is one of the most annoying things for remote restoration. I have a 1 Gb Final Cut Lib file. BRU backup only 500 Gb on tape 1 then goes to ta
free or low cost tape backup software? (and is there a point)
by Rachael Busher 2 years ago
Hoping to become an LTO Ultrium user here in the next couple months... just still deciding which drive (in my other post - anyone with suggestions WHICH drive to get please post ) and figuring out my
Re: free or low cost tape backup software? (and is there a point)
by Sam Lee 2 years ago
Good thing I didn't even bother to install HPStoreOpen many years ago. Right off the bat I saw that I have to manually fit the 2.5 Tb to each tape. That itself over time is a huge waste of time. $500
Skip LTO-7 for LTO-8 in 2018-2019?
by Sam Lee 2 years ago
I've been using LTO-6 since 2013. Great 4 years of archive with over 2000 tapes and growing. The HP drive is still working great. But the data is getting bigger than ever before, especially raw 4K and
Re: Skip LTO-7 for LTO-8 in 2018-2019?
by Sam Lee 2 years ago
... a dual LTO-7 drive library. < Formatting an LTO-7 tape as M8 gives 8.5TB and is a clever idea, but the fact that it exists suggests that true LTO-8 media will be expensive and or delayed <
Why Adobe Media Encoder is doing variable frame rate?
by Sam Lee 2 years ago
I'm in a serious problem in which Adobe Media Encoder is outputting the file as variable frame rate. This is unacceptable for most major OTT platforms. Don't know why on some files it would be constan
Re: Why Adobe Media Encoder is doing variable frame rate?
by Jeff Pulera 2 years ago
This doesn't sound right. Help us to help you, we don't even have a clue what file type you are outputting or what settings may have been used. Please post a screen shot of the Export Settings panel s
HP LTO-6 tape won't eject - sloppy qc in manufacturing; BRU PE bandwidth for 2 LTO-6 drives
by Sam Lee 2 years ago
I average about 200 LTO-6 new tapes per month of high volume data archival. But for the past year or so, I'm seeing two of the HP Enterprise purple LTO-6 tapes won't eject the drive. It got stuck 3 4
Re: HP LTO-6 tape won't eject - sloppy qc in manufacturing; BRU PE bandwidth for 2 LTO-6 drives
by Sam Lee 2 years ago
Thanks for the tips. I'll look into the terminal commands. I'm curious to know if BRU is capable of performing sequential tape volume archives with two LTO-# drives Let's say I have two HP LTO-6 drive
ShotPut Pro MD5 Checksum remarkably slow
by Sep Moshki 2 years ago
Hi guys and girls. I have of course been a follower of this forum for a while but never needed to make an aaccount because all my questions have always been answered in other threads, so thank you for
Re: ShotPut Pro MD5 Checksum remarkably slow
by Sam Lee 2 years ago
Shot Put Pro for Mac & Windows are unfortunately written separately by different people. Both platforms have difference variations. If you look closely, the feature & functionality between the two are
PC client working with a FCPX Editor - dual formatting & external hard drive recommendations
by Don Gordoni 2 years ago
Please recommend your favorite external hard drives to use for transferring clips back and forth with clients who use PCs (I edit with FCPX on a Macbook Pro). Also, recommendations for the initial for
Re: PC client working with a FCPX Editor - dual formatting & external hard drive recommendations
by Sam Lee 2 years ago
exFAT (free). The only big gripe about exFAT is the severely limited volume name (11-char max). But other than that, it can handle large file size ( 4 Gb) easily. Test it thoroughly. Not sure if it ca
Jittery 24p footage on GH4... set to 29.97?
by Travis Roesler 3 years ago
Hey guys, I recently filmed a ton of footage that turned out to have a strobe like effect on the GH4. It was all reasonably slow movement, it's not like I was panning super fast. I originally assumed
Re: Jittery 24p footage on GH4... set to 29.97?
by Sam Lee 3 years ago
The DJI Osmo definitely has visible color banding and dithering artifacts for certain scenarios. I shot a POV scene driving scene with plenty of detailed trees, road and other fine details. When it go
DJI Osmo full of compression artifacts - failed Netflix qc
by Sam Lee 3 years ago
I knew it was too good to be true... DJI Osmo scenics footage failed Netflix qc. Looking carefully at the raw capture, I see plenty of color banding and dithering when there is shot of tree and shade
Re: DJI Osmo full of compression artifacts - failed Netflix qc
by greg janza 2 years ago
I've worked with Osmo footage and noticed a fair amount of unacceptable artifacting as well. I Hate Television. I Hate It As Much As Peanuts. But I Can t Stop Eating Peanuts. - Orson Welles
Pr CC 2015.4 Windows reading Apple .mov as AVC-I 100 codec natively
by Sam Lee 3 years ago
I'm curious to know whether Adobe CC 2015.4 for Windows can read .mov generated from a Mac OSX using FCP 7 from P2 AVC-I 100 footage I know that all flavors of Pro Res 422 will be fine. However, last
Re: Pr CC 2015.4 Windows reading Apple .mov as AVC-I 100 codec natively
by Sam Lee 3 years ago
Splendid news! A right step on Pr CC to be able to do this on the Windows platform. I'll revert back to my AVC-I rewrap workflow. Huge time saver and disk space as well.
How to do reverse telecine in Premiere CC 2015.3
by Sam Lee 3 years ago
I'd like to know how to do the reverse telecine of a 29.97i or p file back to 23.976 or 24p. This can easily be done in FCPX Compressor. But Compressor has CBR limitations and I would like to use Prem
Premiere Pro CC-CC2015.3 3rd party subtitle plugin over built in free subtitling for Windows
by Sam Lee 3 years ago
I'd like to know if there's any reasonably cheap (<$200) 3rd party plug in for Premiere CC Windows I currently use the Sugar FX subtitle plugin. It's great but only available on OSX.
Re: Premiere Pro CC-CC2015.3 3rd party subtitle plugin over built in free subtitling for Windows
by Bouke Vahl 3 years ago
Hi Sam, Have a look at this: https: www.videotoolshed.com old fcp-reconnect And yes, I'm the developer, so I am biased. And no, it's not a plugin. It's a stand alone application. You need to get your
How to transfer media from DVX200 to Mac?
by Ken Bennett 3 years ago
How do I transfer my media from the DVX200 to an iMac I connected a USB 3.o cable to the USB HOST and nothing appeared on the Mac. Got the same result with connecting the DVX200's USB DEVICE port to t
Re: How to transfer media from DVX200 to Mac?
by Sam Lee 3 years ago
You need to install the appropriate P2 driver for your Mac OSX. It'll show up. They have up to OSX El Capitan. And it's OS specific. Can't use OSX Maverick for OSX Yosemite for example.
Apple Final Cut Pro X Forum
by Creative COW 3 years ago
https: forums.creativecow.net fcpxtechnique
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When broadcast stops, call me?
by James Hauge 3 years ago
Aloha from Hawaii! I'm looking for a way that I can be directly notified any time a live video stream (online live streaming) stops broadcasting or goes black or no audio... The stream is on livestrea
Re: When broadcast stops, call me?
by Sam Lee 3 years ago
They do exist but be prepared to pay thousands fr Everezt, Snell & Wilcox,.... It basically an alarm that will go off after you set the amount of black time. You can set it to go to slide picture or n
NEVER BUY AN AVCHD CAMCORDER (no problem - only sharing)
by Paul Beller 6 years ago
Oh yeah, I just want to share this. I never cared for the input format, SV swallows everything including avchd. I never cared for the rendering time. I usually use mpeg2 in mxf container for the input
Re: NEVER BUY AN AVCHD CAMCORDER (no problem - only sharing)
by Sam Lee 3 years ago
I charge clients 15% more for anything with AVCHD. It's a pain in the $%@@$. Yes, I edit in FCP X and you can edit natively with AVCHD. But good luck trying to relink and do any future revisions with
Anton Bauer Batteries (OLD)
by James Araki 3 years ago
We just aquired a TV Station. And they had some Anton Bauer Batteries. We have a couple of Anton Bauer CHARGERS (InterActive 2000) The Batteries just beep Are they just Dead
Re: Anton Bauer Batteries (OLD)
by Sam Lee 3 years ago
I think these batts are to be disposed or recycled. I worked with many TV stations in the past and have personally witnessed with the utter neglect and abuse of the batts. Instead of the 4-6 years use
Low cost Zoom or Tascam portable recorders' frame rate
by Sam Lee 3 years ago
I don't have the budget to rent or buy the Zaxcom TRXLA2 series with built in recorder and receiver for lav mic confidence monitoring. Thus I have to use Sennheiser G3 tx & rx. I'll shooting lots of h
Re: Low cost Zoom or Tascam portable recorders' frame rate
by Sam Lee 3 years ago
With those unfavorable parameters for the cheap $200 recorders, I had a chance to take a closer look at my good old Sound Devices 702T. It's actually pretty small when taken out of the bag and strippe
Which (vintage) Mac Pro is faster?
by Therese Kim 4 years ago
Hello, My old Mac Pro is restarting itself constantly (and its fan was racing loudly the other day). But I need to use it, because I'm finishing my film's VFX in Shake (discontinued when my mac was ne
Re: Which (vintage) Mac Pro is faster?
by Sam Lee 3 years ago
Nothing lasts forever. All Mac Pros will eventually die out. I have two of the PSU died out on me last several months. Cost for a new PSU is about $300. I don't think it's a worthwhile replacement bec
Condensing 12 tracks of audio into 2 tracks on merged clip
by Sam Lee 4 years ago
I'm editing a short film in 7.0.3. It was shot with a separate SD 788T. Upon merging the clips from the Varicam 35, I'm getting a whopping 12 tracks of audio. It is very hard to be creative when you h
Re: Condensing 12 tracks of audio into 2 tracks on merged clip
by Sam Lee 4 years ago
The 8 tracks of poly wav audio varies. Sometimes the sound guy forgot to turn off the unneeded tracks. Any many instances they're properly turned off but forgot to provide the last two tracks as the m
Mac Hardware
by Rich Rubasch 4 years ago
Hi all; We have 6 older MacPro towers going back to 2007. Most are 2010 4.1 or 5.1 machines. All are pretty maxed out, except for graphic cards which we will be upgrading soon as we migrate to Premier
Re: Mac Hardware
by Sam Lee 4 years ago
Speaking of 4K: 90% of my most profitable acquisition-post prod-delivery are still in 720-1080p! And it looks like for many years to come, just like the silver tower Mac Pro fr 2006-2012 era. 8K is on
Panasonic F series P2 cards require firmware upgrade?
by Launa Buettell 4 years ago
Does anyone know for sure if the Panasonic F series P2 cards require the firmware upgrade like the E series do Thanks in advance!!
Re: Panasonic F series P2 cards require firmware upgrade?
by Sam Lee 4 years ago
Only Micro P2 that will require firmware update. However, I already have one 32 Gb Micro P2 rec plastic casing of fragile SDHC form factor already coming apart (glue would not stick and rec tab broken
HPX-250 VS PX-270... Some FCP questions....
by Gary Goldblum 4 years ago
Hi, I am thinking about upgrading my aging HVX-200a and am looking at both the HPX-250 and the PX-270. I am happy with my camera and own a few P2 cards so I will stick with Panasonic. I have a few que
Re: HPX-250 VS PX-270... Some FCP questions....
by Sam Lee 4 years ago
SDHC or Micro P2 cards are falling apart. I have two 32 Gb P2 Micro P2 cards that lost its rec tab after 1.5 years of light use. My 2007 16 Gb P2 is still going strong after 8 years. The claim of Micr
HPX 250 clips broken into 5 min clips
by Craig Alan 4 years ago
Been using this camera for a long time without media issues. On this shoot, I used two cameras and two cards in each camera. Not sure if i messed up a setting when I set all the metadata to show on a
Re: HPX 250 clips broken into 5 min clips
by Sam Lee 4 years ago
For data management, the good old 2010-2012 tower Mac Pros served me quite well. Long-term offline archival, I use LTO-6. Probably will skip LTO-7 and upgrade to LTO-6 several years later. In the long
What happened to Anton Bauer battery - are they for real or a declining company?
by Sam Lee 4 years ago
As my current Dionic 90 batteries are aging (after 5 years of service), I have to get new replacement. Sadly the Dionic 90s are no longer in production. Dionic HC is way too expensive. Their new Digit
A couple of points about batteries - Grant's research
by Grant Peacock 4 years ago
Sam, I did a LOT of research over an extended period recently, mostly Q&A with a person who built batteries for a living but is now out of the business. I was ready to change out from a legacy LiON sy
Zaxcom TX recording directly micro SDHC vs transmitting over wireless sound quality
by Sam Lee 4 years ago
I'm looking into getting Zaxcom wireless products because they offer direct ISO recording w TC. Coming from the Sennheiser G3 evolution prosumer grade, this is a huge leap. The G3 is OK for close rang
Re: Zaxcom TX recording directly micro SDHC vs transmitting over wireless sound quality
by Sam Lee 4 years ago
Got your responses. With limited funding, I can only start out with 2 Zaxcom products: TRXLA2 and IFB200 and or the ERX2TCD I definitely need a huge upgrade from the prosumer Sennheiser G3 evolution.
Maxed out Macbook Pro Retina 15' = Raw Grading possible?
by Michael Neumann 4 years ago
Hey everyone, I am currently runnning a windows machine with the following specs: I5 2500K GTX 680 32GB Ram I am thinking about selling it since my jobs are more location based and I am in need for so
Re: Maxed out Macbook Pro Retina 15' = Raw Grading possible?
by Sam Lee 4 years ago
Heat is a big concern, especially for the current MBP Retina. Even at 1080p, it's hot and internal fans are kicking in. I have to bring lots of external fans to cool it off as a safety precaution and
Sennheiser G3 Interference Nightmare
by Daniel Stone 5 years ago
We just bought three sets of the Sennheiser G3 wireless audio kits and they're a nightmare constant interference and static hits. We do the Easy Setup and Sync at each location which doesn't help at a
Re: Sennheiser G3 Interference Nightmare
by Sam Lee 5 years ago
I have several Senn G3 evolutions from 526-6#3# lavs set. They're OK for some projects. But I notice they don't do well in open space (battle ship, public parks, large auditorium) even after a new fre
What do you do when 24tb just isn't enough?
by Chad Horn 5 years ago
When I bought my RAID, I never imagined I'd fill it. Now we're starting to look like that'll happen by the end of this political season. I'm just trying to figure out what a cost effective way to save
Re: What do you do when 24tb just isn't enough?
by Sam Lee 5 years ago
Hdds in general is designed for constant power on and spinning environment. Not off-line archive. This costs in power usage. You'll be paying a considerable amount for utility bill per month and to me
Screen Sharing Software for Editors?
by Scott Clements 5 years ago
Hi, I am wondering if screen sharing technology has advanced enough for an Avid editor to share his screen in real time over the internet with a client. I have tried a few technologies, but they can't
Re: Screen Sharing Software for Editors?
by Sam Lee 5 years ago
Yes. It would be nice but the risks are far too great. You would need a pretty fast connection (at least 10 MB s) upload stream. And I would never ever enable sharing. Hackers all over the world are s
Hard drives max capacity for MacPro early 2009
by samer mahmoud 6 years ago
hey folks... have a macpro early 2009, with 3 TB (1TBx3) runing as raid 0, what is the max capacity i can reach 6 TB (2TBx3) or 9TB (3x3) or hopefully 12 TB (4TBx3) why 3 i need 1 pay for the OS :D NB
Re: Hard drives max capacity for MacPro early 2009
by Sam Lee 6 years ago
The ideal raid level for uncompromised quality editing is RAID 10 (stripping with mirroring). Next economical solution for me is RAID 5, 50 (8 hdds needed), then 60. But you'll need a 3rd party RAID c
FW800 is up to 80-95 MB/s fr 60 MB/s after clean install w/ OSX 10.9.1
by Sam Lee 6 years ago
For some miraculous reasons, FW800 ext. enclosures are getting a 20-35 MB s increase in read speed in 10.9.1. It's actually in par w USB3 on the MBP Retina when it comes to read speed. On the exact sa
Re: FW800 is up to 80-95 MB/s fr 60 MB/s after clean install w/ OSX 10.9.1
by Sam Lee 6 years ago
Correct. On the Mac Pro hdd bay 1, there're 4 separate OSX partitions fr. 10.6.8 - 10.9.1. All of those years FW800 bandwidth was limited by the OSX. Data was fixed and no reformat done. I was archivi
Unable to erase the boot drive and make 2 partitions w/ the latest MBP Retina display 15"
by Sam Lee 6 years ago
I just bought a custom MBP 15" Retina w a 1 Tb flash hdd. I went to recovery mode and reinstalled the OSX and it will not let me erase that 1 Tb hdd. It appears that Apple is forcing users to leave al
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