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steve knattress

30 year experienced online/offline linear/non linear broadcast editor and degree level engineer
Member Since:
August 16th 2006
244 Posts
100 posts
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London
U2s not accepting Xdcam discs
by steve knattress 3 weeks ago
Is anyone else having problems with xdcam discs taking disc accessing it then ejecting it after about 5-10 seconds. This has only just started happening. 2different cameras 2u2s both with latest firmw
Re: U2s not accepting Xdcam discs
by Ian Cook 3 weeks ago
what driver and firmware are you running can you check in the utility and make sure they are current and matched http: www.sonycreativesoftware.com xdcamdrive . You can also check the Utility's error
V4HD + Yosemite
by Randall Packer 7 months ago
I am still using my V4HD: are the video and audio drivers compatible with Yosemite Thanks, Randall iMac, Blackmagic ATEM Television Studio, MOTU V4HD
Re: V4HD + Yosemite
by steve knattress 3 months ago
If you look back at the forum MOTU stopped "supporting" the V4HD on a mac way before it was EOL. Shame it could have been good. I now use an aja io-xt I now just use mine as a stand alone SDI audio sh
Audio drifts out of sync over time
by Matthew Belinkie 8 months ago
Guys - I am banging my head against the wall trying to figure out how to convert this bunch of videos to a usable format. Here are the specs according to Quicktime: AVC Coding, 1,920 x 1,080 AAC, 4410
Re: Audio drifts out of sync over time
by steve knattress 3 months ago
So if this were true all editing applications would exhibit this sync drift. Why is it that premiere pro is the only one that does What is pp doing when it spends time "confirming" audio Looks like I'
Cloning XDCAM Discs?
by Dan Shott 9 months ago
Hey everyone, Is it possible to clone XDCAM discs on a Mac using two PDW-U1 2s Everything I've found on the topic said it wasn't possible, but all of the articles were from 2011 or earlier. Has anythi
Re: Cloning XDCAM Discs?
by steve knattress 7 months ago
Thanks i missed out the mediapro file when i was copying to a fast drive, so I copied everything It didn't take much longer but every little helps. :-) Im on an older MBP with USB2 is there much diffe
Batch edit clip names
by Michael Sanders 1 year ago
Hi All. Have got 14 discs here and the planning wasn't done properly. Instead of manually going through and renaming each clip is there a way to batch edit all the clips Michael Sanders London Based D
Re: Batch edit clip names
by Ian Cook 1 year ago
regrettably, no, we can batch in title metadata but not the actual file names. you can, however, use a bulk file renaming utility and manually rename just the .mxfs in CLIP. as long as Free Naming is
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Better Sony support for disk-based editing?
by Mitch Jordan 7 months ago
I've looked into the new Sony software: Catalyst Browse and Catalyst Prepare. It seems to me that Sony is concentrating on supporting file-based workflows off cards and in major productions. However,
Re: Better Sony support for disk-based editing?
by steve knattress 7 months ago
first thing i do is rename the camera optical disc from "untitled" at finder level. I usually ama using avid media composer from there, usually using a finder level copy of the whole disc. ( each disk
if you're a one man band, is there any advantage to using Prelude over Premiere for logging footage???
by Nicholas Natteau 8 months ago
I've read in many places that Prelude was essentially designed as a collaboration tool for multiple editors working on the same project and as a simple rough cutting program to allow someone to put to
Re: if you're a one man band, is there any advantage to using Prelude over Premiere for logging footage???
by steve knattress 7 months ago
I have been using prelude to log headroom footage, as a data base for future editing. I import all of the H264 clips that have been transferred from the daily card into a folder on my drobo which is m
Avid subscription model means I lose boris?
by dan luke 9 months ago
I own Avid Media Composer 7 and BCC 8. Now Avid wants me to subscribe to upgrade to the latest version. So if I buy the support plan subscription for $300 per year, and I get the upgrade from 7 to the
Re: Avid subscription model means I lose boris?
by steve knattress 7 months ago
shouldn't bug fixes be provided of "old" software or it would not be fit for purpose when purchased ;-)
BCC8.3 and PremierePro CC crashes
by steve knattress 7 months ago
I have a sequence edited form ProRes422 1080i50 clips ( originally captured from HDV deck in AvidMC exported as prores to a lacie thunderbolt SSD drive) , which I am trying to deinterlace using BCC 8.
Re: BCC8.3 and PremierePro CC crashes
by James Macon 7 months ago
Hi Steve- We've responded to your support case you filed with us in Boris FX Support. James
Favourite Deinterlace method?
by Trevor Asquerthian 9 months ago
Using Clip Field options Deinterlace is a bit clunky, has to be done one clip at a time, can't be copy pasted and there is no indication of the current setting. And there is no option to use 'field 2'
Re: Favourite Deinterlace method?
by steve knattress 7 months ago
I have a sequence edited form ProRes422 1080i50 clips ( originally captured from HDV deck in AvidMC exported as prores to a lace thunderbolt SSD drive) , which I am trying to deinterlace using BCC 8.3
Yosemite
by steve knattress 8 months ago
Any one tried aja io (thunderbolt) with avid mc, adobe (premiere), fcp7, fcpX yet on OS10.10 Yosemite I installed Yosemite on a spare external drive (MBP17" early 2011) and ran all of the above softwa
Re: Yosemite
by steve knattress 7 months ago
As an update I have been using aja io with thunderbolt with media composer 7 and premiere CC with current drivers without any problems. On one occasion thunderbird "totally" disappeared from by 2011 M
File: Content Browse crash
by steve knattress 1 year ago
txt file crash produced by truing to run content browser on mbp. http: f1.creativecow.net 7559 content-browse-crash
Re: Content Browse crash
by steve knattress 1 year ago
strange I've just set up at OB locally with U2 and run content browser to get a crash log for you and it runs fine. looks like something on my home network and or home raids is "upsetting" it. there a
Clip Browser for Sony EX-1 not opening
by Matt Orfalea 1 year ago
I'd like to look at the parameters my EX-1 footage was shot with (focal length, iris, etc) but sony clip browser is not opening on my iMac osx (10.9.2) I've reinstalled it (XDCAM EX Clip Browser v 2.0
Re: Clip Browser for Sony EX-1 not opening
by steve knattress 1 year ago
Took out every thing I could find sony related, and re-installed latest driver for U2, FAM, SxS drive and SxS UDF. the content browser, Still crashes on Start. Here is the report can use see anything
Creating a border on a still in avid... How?
by Dennis Przywara 1 year ago
Hi kids, Just started jumping back on to Avid while being on FCP for 6 months. Trying to make a simple white border on some stills in my avid cut and can't remember the function effect to do it. Any h
Re: Creating a border on a still in avid... How?
by steve knattress 1 year ago
Or just drop a frame produced in text tool on top
Content Browser 2.0
by Ian Cook 2 years ago
JFYI, we recently posted Content Browser 2.0 with support for the new XAVC codecs. Note that 2.0 has a different activation requirement-- you will need a serial # supplied with the camera or else purc
Re: Content Browser 2.0
by steve knattress 1 year ago
Yes I was ML Strange that "old" xdcam transfer works! It is very confusing loading all the xdcam software for avid, FCP, and adobe, as well as drivers, on the mac Thanks for your quick reply.
io XT/FCP 7/Mavericks? Anybody try?
by Christopher S. Johnson 2 years ago
AJA iO XT, Final Cut Pro 7 (seven), and Mavericks. I would love to hear if anybody tries this combo. Yes, I understand it's early and risky and AJA has announced nothing. This does not curb curiosity.
Re: io XT/FCP 7/Mavericks? Anybody try?
by steve knattress 2 years ago
Aja io tx any idea of when io drivers for avid mc7.03 and mavericks will be available Anyone using the new avid with aja What problems do you have Is it useable Steve
extract and splice in without using mouse
by Mike Jeffs 2 years ago
I for some reason can think of how to do this the right way. I would like to mark a in and out point to a section of segments (all the tracks) then extract that potion, rippling all my edits to fill t
Re: extract and splice in without using mouse
by steve knattress 2 years ago
Try alt-x to extract to source monitor, then move to position and command- v to insert source material ( with appropriate patching) Source remains so can place at multiple locations.
AMC7 Very slow start, initializing streams manager. Checked CC forums, still unresolved.
by Jimmy See 2 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to find out why only recently AMC 7 started to launch extremely slowly once it hit the initialising streams manager stage of the splash screen. There are many postings, mainly around th
Re: AMC7 Very slow start, initializing streams manager. Checked CC forums, still unresolved.
by steve knattress 2 years ago
The LAN feed is the problem I have not found what avid is looking for but disconnecting (either physically or in software) the network during avid boot "solves" the problem. Been with me since mc v6 S
Can I capture 1080HD footage into an already started SD project?
by Dean Fragola 2 years ago
Hello, I have a AVID MC6.5 project that was started in SD video (on a Canon XL2 camera in 24p mode) ... and I have quite a bit of it already edited ... But now I was to add in some sexy, sharp, crisp
Re: Can I capture 1080HD footage into an already started SD project?
by steve knattress 2 years ago
Just change your project settings to the appropriate HD, then the capture tool will offer hd resolutions dependent on the HD format. Capture then change back to sd, you can then insert the HD material
Peaking levels on imported music.
by Dave Po 2 years ago
Hey guys, I need some help understanding what's going on in Premiere with audio levels. When I import an mp3 or wav music track to my timeline and play it unmodified with no other audio channels it wi
Re: Peaking levels on imported music.
by steve knattress 2 years ago
CDs record at the highest level they can get away with whatever the genre, so as to get the best S N I usually find reducing the music import by 12db is a good start. Steve
News: AJA Control Room Software Now in Public Beta
by Cow News Droid 2 years ago
Cross-Platform Software for Ingest, Playback and Output, including VTR Control (Amsterdam, The Netherlands--September 13, 2013) IBC Conference Stand 7.F11 - AJA Video Systems today announced a public
Re: News: AJA Control Room Software Now in Public Beta
by steve knattress 2 years ago
What codecs does it support Would love to be able to use xdcam HD @ 50mbs
MC7 background transcode and relink workflow
by Mike Jeffs 2 years ago
I'm not sure what i am doing wrong. I am testing MC7s background transcode options and I can't seem to relink to the new footage. here is what i am doing. I have AMA linked in a clip from a DSLR. I th
Re: MC7 background transcode and relink workflow
by steve knattress 2 years ago
I have a similar problem where avid mc7.02 thinks that my 1080p25 clips are 24.98 fps (pal land) The AMA clips have a green dot when edited into my 25 fps timeline, how do I transcode these as avid "t
The Sequence or one of its source elements too long to be played
by David Powell 2 years ago
Is the error I'm getting with some Ama'd 5d footage. Anyone seen this before I imported a synced aaf from PE3 if it matters. MC7 2011 iMac 3.4
Re: The Sequence or one of its source elements too long to be played
by steve knattress 2 years ago
The trouble is that it us not meant to be mixed frame rate but true 25fps. FCP QT show as 25' it's avid which shiows as 24.98. In mc6.5 the above console command forced avid to see it as 25, but as I
Quickest way to "extend" edit
by Adam White 2 years ago
Gradually making the move away from FCP7 to Avid. After some initial frustrations and plenty of "WTF" moments - which still crop up - I am starting to get into the Media Composer groove and for certai
Re: Quickest way to "extend" edit
by steve knattress 2 years ago
I also suggest you look at head and tail, I use this feature all of the time. One time saving use fir extend us if you have multiple tracks you want to all start end at the same time, an extend on all
Can I playback something while still recording?
by Chris Vargas 2 years ago
I'm posting this to the io forum since we have an ioXT at our disposal, but if anyone can figure out a different way of doing this (or a different forum to post to that would be more appropriate), ple
Re: Can I playback something while still recording?
by steve knattress 2 years ago
We do it with live sport events recorded into our Isis all of the time on our avids. Not sure how sophisticated you need to get with present hardware Steve
Error Code 20-217 Sony U2
by steve knattress 2 years ago
I am editing on an OB and suddenly my U2 is flashing an error code when I insert an optical disc, which does not "lace", I am able to eject the disc from both the desktop and the front "eject" button
Re: Error Code 20-217 Sony U2
by steve knattress 2 years ago
Thanks for the quick reply. What does that mean It will not mount any disk that I have tried, just immediately gives the error. Is there anything that can be done in the field or does it have to go aw
Avid Symphon 6.5.2 getting stuck at startup
by Andy Field 2 years ago
Anyone experience this no a solution Avid Symphony 6.5.2 on a Mac Retina Powerbook System 10.7.5 plenty of ram - gets stuck on start up at the point where it says Initializing Avid Media Access Volume
Re: Avid Symphon 6.5.2 getting stuck at startup
by steve knattress 2 years ago
Just upgraded to 6.5 from 6.0.3, on mbp 10.8, both have the long delay when booting up while it looks for media files! I now pull out the LAN ethernet lead whilst it boots (quickly) and reconnect once
Stand alone use
by steve knattress 2 years ago
I needed to embed analogue audio into an Sdi stream with upgraded aja HD express system, to feed my avid ( Sdi only in) Dug out old v4hd, a use at last! I found that selecting menu items in stand alon
Re: Stand alone use
by steve knattress 2 years ago
Not sure it's worth it as I don't use it for any of my editing needs now. ( Use aja io xt) Just wondered if there was a known firmware problem. I haven.'t used the standalone feature before. Not a pro
Slow xdcam mounting U2 to AMA
by steve knattress 2 years ago
Yesterday I had a steady flow of a live sport event recorded on 23 gb optical xdcam discs from 3 cameras. I needed only a couple of shots of each ( nearly full) disk. On inserting the disc the u2 driv
Re: Slow xdcam mounting U2 to AMA
by Ian Cook 2 years ago
any Antivirus software running on the system you should not be seeing these kinds of mounting transfer times. also make sure you are running vfam 4.01 with the concurrent firmware version, OR the reco
Audio Punchin
by steve knattress 2 years ago
I have just had Lots of problems editing using an old mojo with latest PC's (firewire problem) windows 7 and MC5.5. (recording onto edit share) I had to go back to the old mojo at a clients for an SD
AJA io express and audio punchin
by steve knattress 2 years ago
Yesterday I was working at a facility which have recently upgraded their edit suites to SDI (SD)HD and use new PCs with MC5.5 together with new aja io express. ( pci card ) This comes up in the Media
Re: AJA io express and audio punchin
by steve knattress 2 years ago
Lots of problems editing using old mojo with latest PC's (firewire problem) windows 7 and MC5.5 many (io) crashes and blue screens. What are people using to get analogue audio into an avid using an aj
Standalone Mixer for FCP7
by David Page 2 years ago
Can anyone suggest a basic standalone four channel mixer I can use with FCP 7 insteasd of the virtual mixer (requires too much click and grab time) Thanks
Re: Standalone Mixer for FCP7
by steve knattress 2 years ago
search for using an ipad with fcp. can use the iad as a virtual mixer, using lemur app Steve
AJA Control Room?
by Matthew Sonnenfeld 3 years ago
Was thinking about this when I did a project a couple weeks ago that had me ingesting tape, uprezing, and mixing SD with HD and switching settings back and forth. Any updates on when AJA Control Room
Re: AJA Control Room?
by steve knattress 2 years ago
Was it released, or mentioned at NAB
TouchEdit for the iPad
by Rick Lang 2 years ago
Here is the article in the COW Tutorial forum about the iPad editor: http: magazine.creativecow.net article touchedit-app-brings-pro-editing-to-the-ipad Lots of limitations currently but plans are to
Re: TouchEdit for the iPad
by steve knattress 2 years ago
There is an interesting article at http: postpost.tv 2011 09 fcpxml where Jonathan is creating xml manually. He adds a %20 for a space in file names, perhaps that what adobe etc do Steve
Sony HVR-V1U Question
by Benjamin Fields 3 years ago
After weeks of research and discovering the HVR-V1U to be the camera for me, I found out that only still photos can be saved on the memory card and not video. Is this true If so, how big of a hurdle i
Re: Sony HVR-V1U Question
by Benjamin Fields 3 years ago
Is it really worth the $500+ price tag just to get the MRU Is there another camera that shoots on flash drive that you would recommend instead ($1500-3000)
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Does V4HD work with Premiere Pro CS6 for Mac
by Marty Hankins 2 years ago
Does V4HD work with Premiere Pro CS6 for Mac. I am changing from FCP7 to Premiere Pro CS6 and would love to not have to buy another interface. I am sure many people are in the same V4HD boat.
Re: Does V4HD work with Premiere Pro CS6 for Mac
by steve knattress 2 years ago
which versions of the software I thought that FW connection to MC was "dead" as of V6
Xdcam hd422 problem
by steve knattress 3 years ago
Has any one else had problems with xdcam ex hd422 footage shot with pmw500 cameras I inherited a programme where the footage had been transferred using sony log and transfer on a MBP into a FCP7 1080i
Re: Xdcam hd422 problem
by steve knattress 3 years ago
Can anyone confirm that their SxS xdcam ex hd422 imports into fcp7 1080i50 without any " problems" using a Mbp Thanks Steve
Interlace problems
by steve knattress 3 years ago
Sorry another interlace-ish problem, I have posted this in the sony ex forum but got no reply. Has any one else had problems with 1080i50 xdcam ex hd422 footage shot with pmw500 cameras I inherited a
Re: Interlace problems
by steve knattress 3 years ago
Thanks for your reply, as I said the vision problem was also on a broadcast monitor in 100% play. ( this was in a broadcast facility, Mac Pro and kona card) monitored on two broadcast monitors. The ca
Want a control surface/editing console for FCP under $100?
by Jeff Chow 3 years ago
I'm working on a project to make control surfaces for FCP (and Premiere, Resolve, Lightroom etc.) accessible to all as an app on iPods iPhones iPads. There's no way I know everything, so I'm asking yo
Re: Want a control surface/editing console for FCP under $100?
by steve knattress 3 years ago
Hands on Mixing with an iPad Part 2 Avid Media Composer In ... blog.robertsalsbury.com ... hands-on-mixing-with-an-ipad-part-2-avi... 9 Feb 2012 This isn't quite as elegant as the FCP solution, for se
Voice Over problems with FCP VO tool
by Gary Boland 3 years ago
I recently upgrade to an Intel Mac pro dual core. (Had a G5) I m still editing with FCP.6.0.6. I cannot use my FCP VO tool on this computer thus far. I keep getting general error . I m guessing it s a
Re: Voice Over problems with FCP VO tool
by steve knattress 3 years ago
What input are you using for your mike onto your iMac
XDCAM Utility software issues.
by Sarah Bright 3 years ago
Hi guys... I'm having compatibility issues with the U1 Utility software, Driver Version: 2.3.1 Firmware Version: 2.450 And the XDCAM Drive Utility, Driver Version: 3.1.1 We recycled all our XDCAM disc
Re: XDCAM Utility software issues.
by steve knattress 3 years ago
Thank you Ian the new mac driver. I formatted my XDCAM disc without any problem ( also a firmware update for the U2) I tried a quick AMA access and consolidate to HD from MC 6.0.3. This seemed to be O
have I been a bad boy ?
by Bob Zelin 3 years ago
My last two posts (without hysteria) are being "moderated". Did I do something wrong Bob Zelin
Re: have I been a bad boy ?
by steve knattress 3 years ago
Dare I say "me too" Bob Looks like there may be a problem or we have both done something bad Steve
Some threads not showing up?
by Walter Soyka 3 years ago
There are a few threads that I can see on the mobile version but which do not appear in the forum's thread list in the regular version. Here's an example: http: forums.creativecow.net thread 2 1015300
Re: Some threads not showing up?
by steve knattress 3 years ago
Where is this setting I cannot see it in my profile Also I seem to have started being moderated. Steve
V4HD as embedder
by Jeff Stroming 3 years ago
I am wondering if the V4HD can embed 8 channels of XLR audio on an HD-SDI signal. I would want to input 8x XLR inputs, as well as the HD-SDI with no audio, and combine and output them to one single HD
Re: V4HD as embedder
by steve knattress 3 years ago
I can see on the website that ipad control is available on cuemix for some motu products but I can't see v4hd mentioned Is There a specific cuemix to enable this I have lemur which can output OSC and
SxS and the new MBP 15" Retina
by Jim Cunningham 3 years ago
I will probably upgrade laptops to the new Retina MBP 15"(for field editing)but am waiting for the infrastructure to catch up. The older MBP had Express 34 ports, the new one only SD, USB 3 & TBolt. A
Re: SxS and the new MBP 15" Retina
by steve knattress 3 years ago
Does it work to read SxS cards with AMA on an avid or Log and transfer on fcp any one tried to see if it can use the current drivers on a mac Steve
sdi embedded audio 2 frames off
by Steven Sanders 8 years ago
Ok, here we go: When I batch capture footage for the drama show I'm editing, every now and then the audio comes 2 frames too fast. We use a clapper, so it's not a playback issue: frame by frame I can
Re: follow up : sdi embedded audio 2 frames off
by steve knattress 3 years ago
Did any one get a solution to this I'm editing tape XDCAM onto HDCAM (HDW 2000) and am finding that all of my edits are 2 frames late (on out and in) This is with a sony BVE2000 with the correct VTR c
Cumbersome License & Registration Process
by John Grote, Jr. 3 years ago
Am I the only one that thinks that the Process of Buying and then waiting for that code and then having to have another code is quite cumbersome And of course I sent my request after 5pm for the code
Re: Cumbersome License & Registration Process
by steve knattress 3 years ago
The problem I had was after purchasing the continuum boxed set, each application has to be downloaded and authorised separately. They all have very similar names! As I have CS6 ( and CS5.5) , Avid MC6
V4HD and SD ProRes 422
by steve knattress 4 years ago
Hi Dave, this might be a silly question I have just migrated my mbp to a new i7 laptop pro so plenty of power. (GRAIDed media on Express Card FW800, V4HD on internal FW800 early 2011 i7 mbp w 8Mb memo
Re: V4HD and SD ProRes 422
by steve knattress 3 years ago
Frankly i've give up and now have an aja box.
Slow P2 ingest in Prelude CS6
by Kyle Fordrung 3 years ago
Hi guys - long-time lurker, relatively new to posting here. So, I just recently upgraded to an HD workflow with my purchase of a used HVX200. So, when I first read through the features and specs for A
Re: Slow P2 ingest in Prelude CS6
by steve knattress 3 years ago
That would be useful, I don't at present import many P2 files mainly XDCAM and H264 from a camera card. Each edit application PP, MC, FCP is able to import link in different ways, i'm just not certain
Editshare field 3TB
by steve knattress 3 years ago
Has anyone any experience of this piece of kit in as the name suggests "in the field" with say 3 seats How would having one be different to using a new thunderbolt drive, working in separate projects
Re: Editshare field 3TB
by steve knattress 3 years ago
FYI from one of your collegues. Thanks for your enquiry about the Field Unit. Unfortunately the Field is now end of life and will not take the latest V6.1.2.13 EditShare Upgrade that would be needed t


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