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Does anyone have the scopes on Game of Thrones black point?
by Richard Herd 3 weeks ago
I understand why it was so dark, but what did the scopes look like What was the editor and colorist seeing Thanks
Re: Does anyone have the scopes on Game of Thrones black point?
by Scott Thomas 2 weeks ago
...and HDR black is going to look so much richer. You've never seen a screen so dark before!
New PC not performing correctly in Premiere Pro
by James Morello 1 month ago
Hi guys, l've just put together a new pc specifically designed for 4k editing in Premiere and After Effects. However, it is not performing anywhere near as expected. It can't playback DJI P4P 4k foota
Re: New PC not performing correctly in Premiere Pro
by Scott Thomas 1 month ago
Maybe try to determine if there are different controllers for the different SATA ports. If the two SSD drives are on one bus, it may be getting saturated. I took a look at the Gigabyte webpage and cou
After Effects wins!
by Eric Santiago 2 months ago
A fun read: https: www.provideocoalition.com after-effects-wins-an-academy-sci-tech-award
Re: After Effects wins!
by Scott Thomas 1 month ago
Here is the movie open by Randy Cates, referenced in the article: Saturday Movie Special
Qnap watch folder to create ProRes files.
by dusty mcCord 2 months ago
Hello, I created a script that I built to automate converting youtube downloads to ProRes using ffmpeg on a Qnap NAS and sanitize the file names of illegal characters. I created a few versions of the
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Dynamically center the anchor point of the individual shape in a shape layer
by Hiro Ober 2 months ago
Hi guys, I've searched around but didn't find too much information on this. Would really appreciate any help. It's easy to dynamically anchor point for the whole shape layer, but is there any way to d
Re: Dynamically center the anchor point of the individual shape in a shape layer
by Scott Thomas 1 month ago
Thank you. I've been working on some projects lately where I finally decided I needed to start learning expression to make things more consistent for TV promo editing. I have a lot to learn, but there
What is used to drive a weather ticker?
by Ted Bragg 5 months ago
Working on a new community slideshow channel, and the only thing holding me up is the lower thirds weather ticker. Anyone know if there are services available that provide it, or at the very least, wh
Re: What is used to drive a weather ticker?
by Scott Thomas 2 months ago
We built something like this in an Excel spreadsheet. It had macros to update fields with connections to weather.gov. It pulled XML data and populated the fields and there was a separate sheet within
CIFS mount - poor performance
by Ahmed Ali 2 months ago
We have an Arriscan that's supposed to scan .dpx files directly to a CIFS share from a windows 10 workstation. The connection between both is 10Gige direct without a switch over CAT7. The NICs on both
Re: CIFS mount - poor performance
by Ahmed Ali 2 months ago
Found it !!! We disabled interrupt moderation rate on the NIC's configuration page. Got the 10Gbps bandwidth.
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Jitter on certain layers
by Nick Vaka 2 months ago
Hello Creative COW, It has been a LONG time since I've posted but I'm frankly out of ideas and I've had great luck seeking advice here in the past. In sum, I have a team working on a big project that
Re: Jitter on certain layers
by Scott Thomas 2 months ago
It's a temporal issue not a spacial one. It used to be (back-in-the-day) with electronic character generators, you had preset speeds you could roll text at to avoid judder or stroboscopic artifacts. I
NAB wishes
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
As usual in recent years, Apple won't be at NAB in any official (or off-show-floor) capacity. But often updates happen in and around the NAB timeframe. So what are you wishing to see Some thought on m
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Re: NAB wishes
by Scott Thomas 2 months ago
Michael Gissing "I can see a couple of Aussies nutting that out over a beer at NAB." I was told that there is some bad blood between the CEOs of BMD and Atomos. I don't have high hopes for any collab
How does After Effects calculate or determine a shape layer's anchor point?
by Selçuk Özkan 3 months ago
Hi, I just want to understand how anchor point in shape layers works. When you create a solid, anchor point values are the distance from upper left corner. It's straightforward. However, for shape lay
Re: How does After Effects calculate or determine a shape layer's anchor point?
by Scott Thomas 2 months ago
I don't know if this will be of any help, but I've just recently been working on expressions to manipulate the anchor point position. I have a shape layer box that adjusts its size to some text. I wan
Octane "Out of Memory" PLEASE ADVISE
by Oliver King 4 months ago
I recently purchased Octane for Cinema 4D and every time I try to render a sequence it renders a single frame then stops. In the logfile it says "error: out of memory". I have tried a variety of rende
Re: Octane "Out of Memory" PLEASE ADVISE
by Scott Thomas 4 months ago
How much system RAM I'm assuming the 8GB is the GTX 1050. Also, if the Nvidia card is driving a large display, that could be using up the memory resources. Can you drop your display down to a smaller
How to get rid of hard shadows in my render?
by Matthew Peters 4 months ago
I resolved my last issue on my own. Now I am wondering how to get rid of these hard shadows
Re: How to get rid of hard shadows in my render?
by Scott Thomas 4 months ago
We're only looking at the preview and not the final render, so it's a little hard to judge. There are no lights in the scene, so we're apparently only dealing with the single "default" light, so it's
Network Server Editing
by Kelly Longtine 4 months ago
Hello - My companies IT dept. wants to try and set our AV department up on CISCO Hyperflex. It's a SSD Server with unlimited expandability (space). That is all I really know about it. The goal is to u
Re: Network Server Editing
by Scott Thomas 4 months ago
I started looking up what the Cisco product is. I'm still not exactly sure what its intended use or customer base is, but I did note this... "the pricing for a three-node HyperFlex cluster starts at $
New Blackmagic eGPU
by Steve Connor 7 months ago
I don't want to distract people from the endless discussion about what the forum should be called but this looks interesting. BMD have released another eGPU. https: www.blackmagicdesign.com products b
Re: New Blackmagic eGPU
by Scott Thomas 6 months ago
The Sonnet has a 650W power supply compared to the Blackmagic's 400W. That probably limits which GPUs they can throw in there. I found a teardown of the eGPU online... Blackmagic eGPU Radeon Pro 580 T
"ALL NLEs: The Great Debate" - genuine question
by Trevor Asquerthian 9 months ago
I like the idea of a hive mind with knowledge of all the NLEs (and the old LEs) to help figure out better ways of working. Q: I ve used the EVS (very basic) NLE IPEdit sporadically since it came out.
Re: "ALL NLEs: The Great Debate" - genuine question
by Scott Thomas 8 months ago
I'm surprised at how many companies are getting into the "Replay" market. Abekas (Ross) has theirs: Abekas Mira
LACPUG - Randy Ubillos
by Oliver Peters 11 months ago
Learning about the beginnings http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2095-randy-ubillos-back-to-the-beginnings-of-final-cut-pro-at-the-18th-anniversary-lacpug YouTube Pt 1 https: www.youtube.com watc
Re: LACPUG - Randy Ubillos
by Scott Thomas 10 months ago
Don Walker "I could go back for one day. I think it would be fun......" I have very fond memories of my hybrid Analog Digital room. I had three BVW-75s, connected via component to a digital switcher.
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Spotlight indexing on QNAP TVS-1282T3 without iSCSI?
by Nikos Papadopoulos 1 year ago
I have ordered a QNAP TVS-1282T3 system for the heavy lifting for all our prores red 6K video projects. I understand that using SMB spotlight indexing will not work (off the bat). Also, forcing indexi
Re: Spotlight indexing on QNAP TVS-1282T3 without iSCSI?
by Scott Thomas 1 year ago
An option for keeping a coherent index of the volume may be NeoFinder. http: www.cdfinder.de I use it for cataloging DVD and BluRay disks, but it can be used on mounted volumes. The database can be pu
HP SAN with Mac OS X
by Scott Thomas 10 years ago
Our company has just installed an HP MSA 2012FC. We have the link connected to a couple of Mac Pro systems running Leopard. The SAN serves up a 8TB partition to the Mac that we then format as HFS+. Up
Re: HP SAN with Mac OS X
by Craig Kabis 1 year ago
"Well did he c.." - Mallrats How did the story end Scott Thomas Did they ever get your SAN working on your Macs Yup this thread came up in a Google search 8 years later!
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Any thoughts on the Qnap TS-453BT3-8G-US 4-bay Thunderbolt 3 NAS
by Steve Miller 2 years ago
Looking to get this NAS for home. Any issues problems to be aware of Thanks!
Re: Any thoughts on the Qnap TS-453BT3-8G-US 4-bay Thunderbolt 3 NAS
by Scott Thomas 2 years ago
I bought a QNAP TS-531X on sale a few months ago and attempted to set it up for my edit system. I went into it knowing it wasn't the best choice. I bought it mainly to learn more about the QNAP produc
I own a Fiber Channel SAN system
by Bob Zelin 2 years 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 Scott Thomas 2 years ago
Bob never likes my jokes... I'm just kidding!!!
Unable to Capture directly to QNAP with Black Magic Media Express or Resolve. It times out at exactly 2GB.
by Myron Lenenski 2 years ago
QNAP TS-1685 with 12 4TB Toshiba N300 drives , 10GBE directly connected to MacPro 5.1 running Yosemite. Just trying to do a simple capture of SD files to the QNAP with any Black Magic Resolve or Media
Re: Unable to Capture directly to QNAP with Black Magic Media Express or Resolve. It times out at exactly 2GB.
by Scott Thomas 2 years ago
I saw this in the Blackmagic forum and responded there...
When capturing via Media Express or Resolve to our new QNAP, it won't save a capture larger than exactly 2GB... but works with CC
by Myron Lenenski 2 years ago
We do media conversions most everyday from film or videotape to digital files on hard drives. We finally broke down and bought a QNAP in order to simplify the process from capturing to fixes to export
Re: When capturing via Media Express or Resolve to our new QNAP, it won't save a capture larger than exactly 2GB... but works with CC
by Scott Thomas 2 years ago
The old rendering to a network share problem... If I remember correctly, it's a 64bit Quicktime bug. Adobe figured out a workaround, but I guess no one else has or is interested. I wish Apple would ad
DeckLink Mini Monitor, audio but no Video
by Joe Murray 2 years ago
Hi I'm climbing the walls here my new DeckLink Mini Monitor has audio but no Video. I'm reinstalled the softwear several time. Tried it in different PCIe slots. Tried different HDMI cable and inputs o
Re: DeckLink Mini Monitor, audio but no Video
by Scott Thomas 2 years ago
I understand that, but can you see the monitor changing formats as you change the output settings on the Blackmagic card Does it do anything besides produce audio
ATEM Switchers and media players
by Justin Toney 2 years ago
Hi, I have a live event coming up soon and I'm looking for an expensive means to play packaged videos. For example lets says I'm doing a News show and I am having the anchor toss to a news package. I
Re: ATEM Switchers and media players
by Jim Brown 2 years ago
We used Playback Pro from DT Labs to do this every week both in our broadcast group and events group. It does run on a Mac and uses Quicktime player. If Quicktime will play the file then Playback Pro
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Interview with Randy Ubillos and How I came to enjoy FCP X
by David Busse 2 years ago
Over the last 6 months or so I've been playing around with FCP X and discovering the story behind its development. Thanks to some free time at work I was able to interview Randy Ubillos and write an a
Re: Interview with Randy Ubillos and How I came to enjoy FCP X
by Gabriel Spaulding 2 years ago
"That is a straw-man argument. Please don't use anymore." It has been my experience for years. Please do not tell me what I am allowed to report. " If you don't use Premiere Pro daily how can you clai
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Mini Converter Analog to SDI NO AUDIO
by Nathan Beakley 2 years ago
I'm trying to digitize a Betmax tape with Blackmagic Media Express. The video is fine but I'm getting no audio. I called Blackmagic and they had me buy a Rolls Promatch stereo converter MB15b so now I
Re: Mini Converter Analog to SDI NO AUDIO
by Scott Thomas 2 years ago
Maybe the Blackmagic prefs for the capture card are set to embedded audio (SDI) instead of analog Now I'm wondering if my Beta HiFi deck still works...
Sync Issues with Premiere
by Matt Dunne 2 years ago
Hey everyone looking for a little advice. We've got a 2013 mac pro trashcan running Premiere 2017 1.2 into a BlackMagic Ultrastudio 4K which has a client monitor plugged into the HDMI output. No matte
Re: Sync Issues with Premiere
by Scott Thomas 2 years ago
It could be the monitor itself. Probably all monitors in this digital age, delay the picture, due to the processing going on inside each one, but to varying degrees. Another aspect is, from where are
Ultra Studio 4k on top MacPro2013 - no 4k in SDI out
by Eugene Altshul 2 years ago
Dear all, i am experiencing very strange issue when i cannot get 4k (4096x2160 24p) on SDI out of US4K. My system config is: - Mac Pro 2013 , 64GB, 12 core Xeon 2,7 , GPU 2x AMD D700 - Blackmagic Ultr
Re: Ultra Studio 4k on top MacPro2013 - no 4k in SDI out
by Scott Thomas 2 years ago
Have you toggled the "Single Link" "Dual Link" button
Tinkering With a QNAP TS-531X
by Scott Thomas 2 years ago
Saw a QNAP TS-531X 2MB on sale the other day and went ahead and got it. I've filled it with some old 500GB Seagate drives and it's currently hooked up through a Mac Pro's 1Gb Ethernet. Because I'm wan
Re: Tinkering With a QNAP TS-531X
by Scott Thomas 2 years ago
Hi Bob, This is just my personal tinkering. It doesn't have to be shared, but that's something I'll probably experiment with. I went with the LC fiber because the parts were relatively cheap on Ebay.
Transfer of Files from old SCSI drive
by Paul Frocchi 2 years ago
Hi all Newbie here. And self described 'button-pusher'. Hoping someone might be able to help with an conversion thoughts for an OLD!! Avid 4GB SCSI drive I have to get the files off. Let me say that i
Re: Transfer of Files from old SCSI drive
by Scott Thomas 2 years ago
Several solutions... You could get a USB to SCSI cable $30 and then find the necessary cables to get to the Centronics 50pin. With said USB adaptor, take the drive out of the case and find a different
Which of two drives to choose for a 4K Premiere Pro edit?
by Marla Mitchnick 2 years ago
Dear Colleagues - I have been editing forever, but have been in a Pro Res 422 Final Cut (7 and X) multicam world for the last ten years. I am jumping into my first 4K Premiere editing gig, cutting a f
Re: Which of two drives to choose for a 4K Premiere Pro edit?
by Scott Thomas 2 years ago
RAID 0 should be a non-starter. Don't even look at that figure. RAID 5 or 6 is your starting point.
Hard drive keeps Windows from starting
by Rick Shorrock 2 years ago
I have an external video drive (2TB) that has encountered a serious problem: It has become inrecognizable by Windows Explorer, but is recognized by Device Manager from withing Windows Control Panel. T
Re: Hard drive keeps Windows from starting
by Scott Thomas 2 years ago
I don't know anything about the backup utility you mentioned before, but if it was my drive, I might try plugging it into a Mac or Linux box. If you don't have one, a friend might have one or the othe
Can not see my esata hard drive tower
by Nick Stan 2 years ago
I have a 4bay hard drive tower that I used with my 2009 Mac Pro desktop. When I tried to connect it using an esata to usb 3.0 adapter to my MSI Aegis 3 desktop I do not see the tower. Is there a way I
Re: Can not see my esata hard drive tower
by Scott Thomas 2 years ago
I'll have you know, I have two last names.
Import Mini DV - Best Method To Get Best Quality
by KB Burnfield 2 years ago
I'm going back to some tapes I shot with my Canon XL1s a number of years ago and capturing them back to my current Mac using it and a small prosumer level MiniDV camera. There's a lot of stuff that I'
Re: Import Mini DV - Best Method To Get Best Quality
by Scott Thomas 2 years ago
You might be looking at the DV footage through whatever deinterlacing is in Quicktime player If you play the footage back out to a SD broadcast monitor, it would probably look like your memory of it.
Audio Ghost After Deleted Clip
by Greg Ondera 3 years ago
I am editing a talk I originally edited in FCP 7 and transferred it to FCP X using 7 to X for Final Cut Pro. I had to cut off the end of a shot statement which would have gone into the clapping audien
Re: Audio Ghost After Deleted Clip
by Scott Thomas 2 years ago
I ran into a similar issue to this with 10.3.3. I was leaving imported files in place instead of copying them into the project. The video files would automagically refresh when I updated them in exter
FCP X at the NAB Supermeet - Thomas Grove Carter live edit demo.
by Bill Davis 2 years ago
https: youtu.be iaeux3cGtQo Creator of XinTwo - http: www.xintwo.com The shortest path to FCP X mastery.
Re: FCP X at the NAB Supermeet - Thomas Grove Carter live edit demo.
by Scott Witthaus 2 years ago
andy patterson "Why is it impressive if FCPX does it but Premiere Pro needs a total rewrite of the code when it does the exact same thing " Because you are on an FCPX forum Just a wild guess. ;-) Sco
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OT Resolve 14
by Steve Connor 2 years ago
BMD press conference will be on shortly but a number of pictures have been appearing on forums showing that it now has a "Fairlight" tab!
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Re: OT Resolve 14
by Andrew Kimery 2 years ago
Scott Witthaus "What I am saying is that I am an editor, who (if need be, for non-bcast material) can color a little and mix a little. For me, having to make the investment to REALLY do color and sou
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The iMac "Pro" rumor looks interesting
by Craig Seeman 2 years ago
https: www.macrumors.com 2017 04 06 imac-xeon-e3-64gb-ram-amd-late-october New iMac Late October. Xeon E3 processor. And Apple's entry back into monitors may be 8K. A bigger (taller) Mac Mini.
Re: The iMac "Pro" rumor looks interesting - CASE IN POINT
by Richard Herd 2 years ago
Scott Witthaus "an issue with focus, consistency and quality control" This cannot be overstated loudly enough. Just examining the text tools in AE, PP, AI, and PS ... hello Can Adobe institutionalize
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Betamax
by Rich Rubasch 2 years ago
Anyone in the Madison WI area or Milwaukee Chicago area have a working Betamax machine laying around Have a few old tapes to transfer! Would love to do it here rather than send them out. Rich Rubasch
Re: Betamax
by Scott Thomas 2 years ago
I'm all the way in Southwest Florida, but I have a couple of Betamax machines that still work... the last time I tried them anyway. You might want to check the Old VTRs List at https: groups.io g OldV
Symply Gone?
by Scott Thomas 2 years ago
Received a terse note from Promise that Symply was no longer selling their products. On the Symply site, it states that Promise is now handling sales and service of all Symply products, ending with "P
Re: Symply Gone?
by Scott Thomas 2 years ago
So, now the Symply website says that they will be at NAB 2017. No booth number given.
4Gb fiber cards on OS X 10.10?
by Drew Lahat 4 years ago
Hi everyone, Is there any 4Gb fibre-channel HBA that has working drivers and is known to work reliably under 10.10 (Not to mention one that is expected to work in 10.11). Support and driver developmen
Re: 4Gb fiber cards on OS X 10.10?
by Scott Thomas 2 years ago
Bob, Thank you for the response. Sorry I'm so late in finding it. The QNAP system since its installation has had other mount points added by IT and is being used for other purposes in the building. So
Hidden composition layers on template
by Juan Merlos 3 years ago
Hi there, this might be easy i guess, but i can't find how to show the full composition layers in a template that i'm trying to edit. The only thing showing is the Controls layer, what can i do to mak
Re: Hidden composition layers on template
by Scott Thomas 3 years ago
"Shy" turned on http: scottgfx.com
Soft Raid vs Hard raid. CPU utilization.
by Russ D'Arensbourg 3 years ago
I'm looking into purchasing a new DAS raid solution again. I'm an indie producer director that mostly works by myself. So fibrechannel, SAS and other such multituser solutions are more than I need. In
Re: Soft Raid vs Hard raid. CPU utilization.
by Scott Thomas 3 years ago
There was someone who did CGI (Lightwave I think) work who also wrote for the trades. His solution was to buy equipment for a production and quickly turn around and sell it after completion of the pro
QNAP and 10Gig-E
by Scott Thomas 6 years ago
So, we recently bought two new MacPro systems for our art department, and instead of the Areca based RAIDs we requested, the IT department bought a QNAP NAS box. I'm not sure of the exact model, but t
Re: QNAP and 10Gig-E
by Scott Thomas 6 years ago
I was working with the QNAP on the two separate MacPros we have connected to it. Interesting behavior: Both computers see the folders created on each others screens, but cannot see the sizes of the di
My Chat with Al Gore
by John Davidson 8 years ago
I'm at Promax in NYC and got to meet and greet with keynote speaker Al Gore just a few minutes ago. Working up all my courage, I decided to sandbag him with complaints about Final Cut Pro X. Here's ho
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Re: My Chat with Al Gore
by Chris Conlee 8 years ago
Politics and religion... I guess I better not say what I would have called him... Chris
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You can't stop the signal...
by Jamie Franklin 8 years ago
It's back, and on youtube... http: www.youtube.com watch v=VXepNCs_iZo
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Re: You can't stop the signal...
by James Houk 8 years ago
While we're at it, let's get some hits on this one:
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Reposting Andrew Stone's remarks
by Aindreas Gallagher 8 years ago
They're down in the apple employee discusses thread - they pretty much ring like a bell, and well, they make for some rather grim reading. ------------------------------------------------------------
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Re: Reposting Andrew Stone's remarks
by Jean-François Robichaud 8 years ago
I have fond memories of PPRO (I even had good times with the dreadfully unstable Premiere 6.5). Switched to FCP exclusively a few years ago not by preference but because I could no longer afford to be
I could see FCP X being useful for something professional...
by Jason Wood 8 years ago
When FCP X becomes available for the iPad I could definitely see myself using it in the field to rough out cuts, make string outs, etc. As long as I can get an XML out of it once I get back to the sho
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Re: I could see FCP X being useful for something professional...
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 8 years ago
Chris Kenny "... which Apple has independently told several media outlets are being added back in" Why is Apple hiding behind David Pogue's skirt That's one of the many things I don't understand abou
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