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olaf steel

Member Since:
April 30th 2008
93 Posts
Compressor Crash When Importing QT Ref
by olaf steel 2 years ago
Hi, I have a 90min Avid sequence which is all DNxHD 175x media which I'm exporting as a QT ref before bringing into Compressor with the hopes of making an MPEG-2 M2V file. Earlier today I tried a test
Re: Compressor Crash When Importing QT Ref
by olaf steel 2 years ago
SOLVED! Turns out it was a corrupt slate I put on the start of the full sequence, but wasn't included in the 4-5min test export. I replaced the slate and all seems to be working normally once more!
Blu-Ray with Encore: Dramatic Gamma Shift Happening
by olaf steel 2 years ago
Hi, I've finished editing a short film (9 mins) in Avid MC and I want to make a Blu-Ray of my film to send to festivals. My method has been to export a Quicktime Reference from Avid, import that to En
Re: Blu-Ray with Encore: Dramatic Gamma Shift Happening
by olaf steel 2 years ago
Hi Danny, Thanks for your response. Unfortunately, my festival deadline has already passed, but I would still love to find a way to fix this issue. I ended up dropping a color correction layer over al
Importing an avid project with dnxhd-mxf into premiere pro cs6?
by stefan baumgartner 3 years ago
Hi there, I have an avid project which I would like to transfer to premiere pro cs6. I exported .aaf from the Media Composer imported it into PPro and tried to connect with the Avid Media Files which
Re: Importing an avid project with dnxhd-mxf into premiere pro cs6?
by olaf steel 3 years ago
Has anyone found a solution to the generic error message I'm trying to move an Avid sequence to a Premiere project on another computer, so I can't use Shane's method exactly. Instead I used the copy m
AVID MC5 & r3d Scarlet Workflow
by olaf steel 5 years ago
Hi, I've been scouring the internet for a while trying to find the complete workflow for Avid Media Composer 5 and RED Scarlet footage. I read somewhere that the footage can just be linked via AMA, bu
Re: AVID MC5 & r3d Scarlet Workflow
by olaf steel 4 years ago
Thanks again everyone for your input on this. I did a test today by exporting MXF files from RED Cine X, then copying them to the Avid MediaFiles folder, then using the Media Tool inside Avid to add t
FCP: "Searching for movie data in file..." On start-up
by olaf steel 5 years ago
Hi, I know this is a question that has been brought up on these forums before, however my problem is slightly different, and the solutions offered in previous posts are not helping. When I start FCP(7
Re: FCP: "Searching for movie data in file..." On start-up
by olaf steel 5 years ago
Thanks for your response Nick. Unfortunately, the Online house belongs to the client, and not only do they want to do the 2nd half of the edit there themselves, but they are very firm on only using DV
Convert DVCPRO to ProRes within FCP
by olaf steel 5 years ago
Hi, I'm setting up a large project in FCP. There is footage I need to create multicam clips with. However, the footage in FCP is DVCPRO and ProRes 422. FCP wont let me make multiclips with the differe
Re: Convert DVCPRO to PorRes within FCP
by olaf steel 5 years ago
Thanks for that Nick. I do indeed have the same frame rates. Right now I'm doing a batch Media Manager conversion. I'll do a test later to make sure it worked. Thank you for your help!
FCP: Edit Drive Ejects During Log & Transfer Import
by olaf steel 5 years ago
Hi, I'm working on a project in FCP 6 using mostly AVCHD footage shot on a Panasonic AF100. Some clips are over 1 hour in duration, and when I try to import those, using Log and Transfer, my external
Re: FCP: Edit Drive Ejects During Log & Transfer Import
by olaf steel 5 years ago
I have found that this problem also occurs with HVX footage. Any clips that are long - over 40 mins force the drive to be ejected and the same error message. If I import those long files individually,
Mixing AF100 footage with HVX200 footage
by olaf steel 5 years ago
Hi, I currently own a Panasonic HVX200 camera and I'm thinking of buying an AF100 to use with the HVX in multi-cam shoots. Does anyone know of any issues with mixing footage from the two cameras toget
Re: Mixing AF100 footage with HVX200 footage
by Noah Kadner 5 years ago
That said- a good monitor with waveform and vectorscope would be wise to get the cameras setup as close as possible so you don't have to spend all your time matching them in post. Noah Call Box Traini
7D Offline workflow with Avid Media Composer 4.5
by olaf steel 5 years ago
Hi, I'm sure this has already been covered before, but I've been scouring the web for a while now and haven't been able to find anything specific to my needs. I'm trying to edit a project using footag
Re: 7D Offline workflow with Avid Media Composer 4.5
by olaf steel 5 years ago
Excellent! That seems to be just what I'm looking for. Thank you! I'll let you know how it goes.
Random Blemd Mode
by olaf steel 5 years ago
Hi, I've been searching online for how to do this for hours-- I'm not sure how to word the searches as I don't know what the feature is called... What I'm trying to do is blend a texture image into te
Re: Random Blemd Mode
by olaf steel 5 years ago
That's it exactly! Thanks so much for your help.
Full screen not working in ANY applications!
by olaf steel 6 years ago
Hi forum users! I hope this is not a unique problem and there is a post somewhere with the solution. I've tried searching various forums and Googling the problem, but I'm not even sure how to phrase i
Re: Full screen not working in ANY applications!
by olaf steel 6 years ago
Something maybe worth noting is that the full-screen video mode on the internet from places like Youtube works. But the browser itself won't work in full-screen.
Extreme CU to Wide with 7D
by olaf steel 6 years ago
Hi, I'm about to shoot a music video which has a huge tracking shot - from an extreme close-up of a left eye, to a wide full-body shot. I'm trying to find the best way to do this, so any advice would
Re: Extreme CU to Wide with 7D
by olaf steel 6 years ago
The actor is basically just standing still. He will be singing, but not moving around. Yes, I really want to go with the Zeiss but the budget is very limited. I'll have to see. Thanks for all your hel
Long tracking shot with 7D - from extreme CU to wide
by olaf steel 6 years ago
Hi, I'm about to shoot a music video which has a huge tracking shot - from an extreme close-up of a left eye, to a wide full-body shot. I'm trying to find the best way to do this, so any advice would
Re: Long tracking shot with 7D - from extreme CU to wide
by Colin McQuillan 6 years ago
Lens selection on this really depends on how far you want to track back for. The video is heavily posted. Kanye almost looks CG. The field of view looks to me like a 50mm (on a full frame, 35mm aps-c)
Keying out most of a face
by olaf steel 6 years ago
Hi, I'm about to shoot a music video, and want to do a sort of Rocky Horror thing, however instead of a mouth, I want to see only one eye. I basically want to put an eye into footage I've shot separat
Re: Keying out most of a face
by olaf steel 6 years ago
Thanks for your help Ben. Using masks sounds like the best method. Just so I have options in post, I think I'll still paint any of the face that will be visible on camera green. Then if I have any pro
custom DVD menu for DVD Architect PRO using Photoshop
by olaf steel 9 years ago
Hi. I'm trying to make a custom DVD menu using Photoshop for Sony DVD Architect PRO 4.5. Basically what I'm trying to do is create three triangular shaped boxes in which three separate videos will pla
Re: custom DVD menu for DVD Architect PRO using Photoshop
by olaf steel 7 years ago
Hi Bob, I'm really sorry, its been so long since I made that menu and I can't remember how I did it really... Even though DVD Architect is good for creating animated menus and buttons, better than Enc
Color Correction
by olaf steel 7 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to color correct an entire timeline in Avid Media Composer 4. I know there is a way to make a new video track and add the color correction to that so every video track below is effected
Re: Color Correction
by olaf steel 7 years ago
Ah, I see. Thanks. I guess there is no way of creating a new track and color correcting on to that
When Motion Tracking and Masks dont work...
by olaf steel 7 years ago
Hi, I have been struggling for a while to do an effect in After Effects that sort of combines two pieces of video. I have one clip of a projector and a small screen can be seen on which the projectors
Re: When Motion Tracking and Masks dont work...
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 7 years ago
Your main issue is that the projector's screen has imagery that is moving. This will mess up any tracker. But before shooting, see if you can track the edges of the projector's screen. If you can, the
"No Image" when trying to import clips using XD cam transfer
by Sarah Weinstein 9 years ago
Hi! I got the EX1 a few days ago and I am trying to get my first clips into Final Cut Pro using a Mac. I've downloaded XDcam Transfer, and the Clip Browsing software and everything else. But everytime
Re: "No Image" when trying to import clips using XD cam transfer
by olaf steel 7 years ago
Thanks for your reply Rafael, What do you mean by "your only option to recover the files, I think, is treasured" Is there a way to recover the files Olaf
XDCAM Transfer Problem
by olaf steel 7 years ago
Hi, I have shot a short film on a Sony EX1 camera using SxS cards. When the cards were full, I put then in my MacBook Pro and copied the BPAV files to an external hard drive, a process I have done ma
Re: XDCAM Transfer Problem
by Jeffrey Anderson 7 years ago
Olaf, I had this same problem when I upgraded to Snow Leopard from Leopard, and there is a fix for this bug (although I would have to do some searching for the program to use to fix it; it's from a Ca
Mask Effect to make person disappear
by olaf steel 7 years ago
Hi, I am trying to make a person disappear from a shot as if they have turned into pixels and then exploded and faded away. The shot is a crane shot, so there is some motion, and the person that I wan
Re: Mask Effect to make person disappear
by olaf steel 7 years ago
Thanks for all your help and suggestions everyone. I realized that what I was attempting to do is far too difficult for someone with my level of competence with 3rd party effects editing apps to accom
Creating motion title in After Effects
by olaf steel 9 years ago
Hi, I am editing a commercial in Final Cut Pro for a college project and want to create a title in After Effects for the catch-fraze at the end. Basically I would like to export a freeze-frame from Fi
Re: Creating motion title in After Effects
by olaf steel 9 years ago
Thanks for all your help. both of those tutorials were great and taught me a lot about how After Effects works. Olaf
widescreen 16:9 and standard 4:3 in premiere pro 7
by olaf steel 9 years ago
hi, i started a project with standard 4:3 settings, however, i have some footage that was shot 16:9. Premiere seems to automatically compress the 16:9 footage to 4:3, but how can i make the entire pro
Re: widescreen 16:9 and standard 4:3 in premiere pro 7
by olaf steel 9 years ago
is there any way i can bring everything from my old 4:3 project into a new project without loosing anything olaf
how to make an EDL in premiere pro 7
by olaf steel 9 years ago
hi. i need to create an EDL with premiere pro 7. i only need it for a project in college, so it simply has to be printed out. how can i do this thank you, olaf
Re: how to make an EDL in premiere pro 7
by Jon Barrie 9 years ago
An EDL is an Edit Decision List. It will take each video and audio clip that is used in tracks video 1 and audio tracks 1,2,3,4. The list shows which shot was used in which order at the in out points
increasing the colour of eyes without effecting the rest of the image
by olaf steel 9 years ago
hi i have 10 3 second video clips of close ups of peoples eyes. i want to desaturate the skin so that it is almost black and white, and then boost the natural colour of the eyes so that the clours are
Re: increasing the colour of eyes without effecting the rest of the image
by Joey Foreman 9 years ago
If the eyes are moving around and blinking this might involve some rotoscoping. However I would start first with the Leave Color effect. Select the eye color and crank up the Amount to Decolor. You'll
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