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Is it true that color corrections and grading should never be done on proxies?
by Yair Bartal 4 months ago
If so, why is that
Re: Is it true that color corrections and grading should never be done on proxies?
by walter biscardi 3 months ago
You can color grade proxies all you want, it's just that any effects, color grading or otherwise, introduces more noise and degradation to the image. But this doesn't matter since you'll be replacing
Shortcut to Timeline panel in CC17
by Jiri Fiala 4 months ago
I had cmd+3 set to Go to timeline in Premiere CC 2015. I can't do it in CC2017. The command just isn't there. Any tips Thanks!
Re: Shortcut to Timeline panel in CC17
by walter biscardi 3 months ago
You can't manually map the command Walter Biscardi, Jr. Editor, Colorist, Director, Writer, Consultant, Author, Chef. HD Post and Production Biscardi Creative Media Craft and Career Advice & Training
Need Encore CS6
by Mitch Jordan 3 months ago
We do still occasionally make DVD's in my shop. I know you used to be able to download it by going into previous apps in the Creative Cloud panel and downloading Premiere Pro CS6. However, I no longer
Re: Need Encore CS6
by walter biscardi 3 months ago
What Ann says. You install Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 from the Creative Cloud and that will install Encore CS6 as part of that package. Once everything is installed, you can delete Premiere Pro and Media
Blog: Could 2016 Be The Year That Changed Everything?
by walter biscardi 4 months ago
In the same week of October, Microsoft and Apple both debuted new products. In past years, creatives, especially Professional Creatives, would drool over the latest slick and cool Apple products. But
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Steve Connor liked this 4 months ago
@Steve Connor
by walter biscardi 4 months ago
"...but Microsoft have been part of the lifestyle experience for many years with the Xbox..." As you say, they've been a part of the lifestyle experience but only for those who game and those who game
Old film/agency parody video
by Chuck Johnson 6 months ago
Does anyone remember a very funny video from the late 90's or early 2000's that showed a film shoot where everyone on the set told the "truth" about others they were working with for Regards, Chuck Jo
Re: Old film/agency parody video
by walter biscardi 6 months ago
I don't have a link to that but there's also the classic "Salute to Rough Cut Lady." https: forums.creativecow.net thread 17 882334#882337 Walter Biscardi, Jr. Editor, Colorist, Director, Writer, Cons
How to send large video files?
by Yotam Morciano 9 months ago
Hi, My company is interested in doing a video contest, where users of our services will send us impromptu testimonials about their experiences using our product, which we will then use for promotional
Re: How to send large video files?
by walter biscardi 9 months ago
I use WeTransfer for all my large file transfers. Works great and support mobile. Walter Biscardi, Jr. Editor, Colorist, Director, Writer, Consultant, Author, Chef. HD Post and Production Biscardi Cre
Camcorder VS DSLR
by Oliver Smith 9 months ago
I am just wondering what people generally use, a DSLR or a Camcorder or do you vary it on what type of event you are filming, I often see people using DSLR'S to film on yet wonder why I myself looked
Re: Camcorder VS DSLR
by walter biscardi 9 months ago
Big part of any camera is the lens itself. I gave up on cheaper camcorders like HDV cameras and smaller P2 cameras probably 4 years ago or so. Only shoot with the Panasonic GH4 and the Blackmagic 4k C
Is Humor back in corporate videos?
by Rich Rubasch 9 months ago
The Dollar Shave Club videos got me thinking....is corporate America ready for humor again in their videos Before 911 we had all kinds of spoof videos and humorous approaches to a concept. After 911 t
Re: Is Humor back in corporate videos?
by walter biscardi 9 months ago
I didn't think humor ever left. Delta Airlines has certainly been out front with humor for some time now with their safety videos. In fact we just completed an on-site safety video for a manufacturing
2 editors, different locations? options?
by Ludmil Kazakov 10 months ago
i have 2 mirrored drives, 1 is with me, the other with an editor far far away.. whats the best way to work together on the exact same project i did this trick with Avid, where i put the project file o
Re: 2 editors, different locations? options?
by walter biscardi 10 months ago
Ludmil Kazakov "i did this trick with Avid, where i put the project file on dropbox and all changes happened instantly... just had to stay away from working on the exact same timeline." We always cre
Blog: Day Three: Editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5
by walter biscardi 10 months ago
It’s Day Three of my “real world” editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5 and this is going to be the longest blog yet as I want to show you guys a lot of the “little things” tha
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Re: Blog: Day Three: Editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5
by Robin S. Kurz 9 months ago
walter biscardi "So set up a Delivery, Queue, make the changes, Queue It, and so on. " So basically as with any other NLE as opposed to FCP X. Multiple trips to and from timeline and output as oppose
To jump or not
by David Mathis 10 months ago
Just read the recent article from Walter, now trying to decide whether to make the jump. It has been too many months since the latest update to Final Cut which has me a little concerned. I am going to
Re: To jump or not
by walter biscardi 10 months ago
Tony West "Come on now, who is out there shooting footage that poorly and getting paid to do it " If you watched any of the Planet Earth series when it aired on BBC Discovery a few years back there w
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directory for BORIS CONTINUUM COMPLETE 10 plugins
by Susan Lan 10 months ago
Hi, I install BORIS CONTINUUM COMPLETE 10, but is not showing in premiere, what's the correct directory please I copied the folder plugins of BCC from here: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Commo
Re: directory for BORIS CONTINUUM COMPLETE 10 plugins
by walter biscardi 10 months ago
Then it should just install without the need to copy anything. Unless he's trying to copy it from another machine and doesn't actually own the software. Then it probably won't work. Walter Biscardi, J
Blog: Day Two: Editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5
by walter biscardi 10 months ago
Ok, if I'm being honest about this, Day Two was really a continuation of a very LONG day one. See I finished working last night about 6:30, then wrote the Day One blog, and then was preparing to go to
Re: Blog: Day Two: Editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5
by Keith Pratt 10 months ago
Thanks for going to the effort of documenting this. It s refreshing to find a review that takes the approach of going about the job the product is designed to do rather than testing the core features
Very basic question: How to keep 4k UHD at full scale in 1080 HD timeline
by walter biscardi 10 months ago
Ok, first full day playing with Resolve 12.5 and this is the one thing I couldn't figure out. Raw footage is 4k UHD ProRes. Project and Timelines are 1080HD. I want the 4k footage to come into the tim
Re: Very basic question: How to keep 4k UHD at full scale in 1080 HD timeline
by walter biscardi 10 months ago
Rick Lang "Walter, the crop and centre of course discards 75% of your original 4K UHD material. Are your deliverables going to remain 1080p " It doesn't discard it, it just leaves the image at 100% s
Stay away from the service called HIGHTAIL.
by Ned Miller 10 months ago
There was a great company called Yousendit but it was bought out and became Hightail. Although they claim it's the same people, my experience is that it got run into the ground, so I am going back to
Re: Stay away from the service called HIGHTAIL.
by walter biscardi 10 months ago
Ned Miller "Wow! What a great home page video ScreenLight produced:" Yeah, they turned that group loose to have at it and they produced a great series of videos. Excellent service too. I have the 100
Sorta OT: Ransomware and subscriptionware
by Bob Cole 10 months ago
Just heard a radio program, "On Point," about ransomware. Very scary - a growing threat. Virus writers design for vulnerabilities in widely-used software, including that from Adobe and Microsoft. That
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Ty Ford liked this 10 months ago
Re: Sorta OT: Ransomware and subscriptionware
by walter biscardi 10 months ago
The biggest way to get ransomware today is the invoicing scam. You receive an invoice to pay and it's usually a .zip or .tar file. If you open the "invoice" it's really ransomware. My web host has now
the ever changing angry reader of Creative Cow
by Bob Zelin 10 months ago
Hi - as we approach NAB 2016, I have found it increasing "amusing" that I seem to offend readers with my replies when I try to explain to them that their old antiquated equipment is obsolete and they
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Jamie Pence liked this 10 months ago
Re: the ever changing angry reader of Creative Cow
by walter biscardi 10 months ago
We are at an age where $1200 cameras create better imagery than $50,000 cameras of 5 years ago. Yes, if you have equipment older than 5 years, it's obsolete. Doesn't mean it's worthless and can't cont
Video Testimonial
by Oliver Smith 10 months ago
Currently editing a video testimonial. I've got two clips of the same person but from different recording times which I was to put together, but don't have access to B-roll footage. Any ideas how to c
Re: Video Testimonial
by walter biscardi 10 months ago
Sweet! Walter Biscardi, Jr. Editor, Colorist, Director, Writer, Consultant, Author, Chef. HD Post and Production Biscardi Creative Media Craft and Career Advice & Training from real Working Creative P
Laptop for editing 4k (GH4/offline)
by Ben Edwards 11 months ago
Hi, I have a Dell Precision D66000 with 16GB of memory and am trying to edit 4k GH4 footage. offline is OK, dont mind playing at 1 4 or 1 8 rez. Not sure if it is powerfull enough. Should it be Anyway
Re: Laptop for editing 4k (GH4/offline)
by walter biscardi 11 months ago
On the Windows side I always look at the "Gaming" computers because they generally have the beefier GPUs which is what you want for editing video along with as much RAM as you can afford. Minimum 16GB
Is this a scam?
by Ned Miller 1 year ago
It s not a Nigerian prince but this does smell a little. A couple of weeks back I received an email from someone with an American or British type name from Romania and he inquired about me doing a two
Re: Is this a scam?
by walter biscardi 11 months ago
Todd Terry "What this type of scammer almost invariably does is "accidently" overpay and ask you to send them a check (or wire them the money) for the difference... or pays in full and then cancels a
Adobe's Record Revenue Shows the way to Business Transformation
by walter biscardi 1 year ago
"As we watch organizations like IBM, HP and EMC struggle to transform, Adobe is an interesting contrasting case. It went from selling boxed software to a cloud subscription model in shorter order, and
Re: Adobe's Record Revenue Shows the way to Business Transformation
by walter biscardi 1 year ago
Andy Field "Then why not just use CS6 -- perpetual license -- Problem solved Doesn't Adobe R and D deserve a return on it's investment for the improvements it's made since that release Kind of like y
Used Post Production Gear and Furniture for sale in Atlanta
by walter biscardi 1 year ago
We will be moving Biscardi Creative Media around the end of the year and as part of that we have a bunch of HD production and Post equipment for sale so we don't have to move them! Macs, AJA hardware,
Two Flanders Scientific LM-2460W for sale - in Atlanta
by walter biscardi 1 year ago
The Flanders Scientific 2460W features full 10 bit video processing, but the added CFE board provides the LM-2460W with a 3D LUT Matrix that is 128 times larger than the basic 3D LUT on the LM-2450W.
Re: Two Flanders Scientific LM-2460W for sale - in Atlanta
by Michael McIntosh 1 year ago
Hi! Just wondering the status of these... have both sold already Cheers, Michael McIntosh Edmonton, CANADA EDIT: My apologies, just noticed you mentioned who to contact about these. I'll send a messag
Terrablock vs DDP
by Salvador Garza 2 years ago
Hi everyone! Been tasked with selecting a shared storage solution for a postproduction house. Currently running on a 32TB XSan that's well above 80% utilization. (Permissions nightmare due to a last m
Re: Terrablock vs DDP
by walter biscardi 2 years ago
Just to chime in here, your setup is almost identical to what we have in our shop. 5 edit suites, ProTools Mixing Theater, Davinci Resolve Suite, Two Media Management Systems and 5 Client use iMacs. A
Best way to set up with new MacPro
by Tristan Olson 2 years ago
Hey Guys, Just upgraded to new MacPros and am looking for the best most affordable option to hook up our FS monitors to them. Previously, we had AJA or BM cards, but I am hoping that we can do it with
Re: Best way to set up with new MacPro
by walter biscardi 2 years ago
AJA T-Tap. Thunderbolt out of the Mac then SDI to the monitor. http: www.markertek.com product aja-t-tap aja-t-tap-thunderbolt-powered-sdi-and-hdmi-output gclid=Cj0KEQjwpM2pBRChsZCzm_CU0t4BEiQAxDVFmmk
#WallyCam NAB 2015 - 2
by walter biscardi 2 years ago
https: youtu.be pVv7peruASc "Ok, this one got silly but also has a few nuggets of good NAB info. A super fun dinner with Josh Diamond, Jason Diamond, Alexis Van Hurkman and Scott Simmons at the awesom
#WallyCam NAB 2015-1, starring Walter Biscardi
by walter biscardi 2 years ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=hcZ2m7lkgwM&feature=youtu.be Sound Designer Michael Cardillo joins me for our first WallyCam of NAB Show 2015. Michael is an NAB and Las Vegas virgin so we chat up on wh
Looks like it's time...
by David Miller 2 years ago
Having fought the good fight for some time, I have now decided to throw in the towel and join the Creative Cloud. Aindreas made the right decision when he joined back last year or thereabouts....it wa
Re: Looks like it's time...
by walter biscardi 2 years ago
David Miller "Don't know if this is really the way to go. All things considered, I guess I can always go back if this doesn't work out. You just never know how things will turn out. " On the download
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6000 Square Foot Post / Production Facility for Sale / Lease. Buford, GA
by walter biscardi 2 years ago
Biscardi Creative Media is relocating from its home of the past 5 years and the facility is for Sale Lease in Buford, GA, just north of Atlanta convenient to both Interstate 85 and GA 400. This facili
Panasonic AJ-HD1400 DVCPro HD VTR
by walter biscardi 2 years ago
Panasonic AJ-HD1400 DVCPro HD VTR. The Panasonic AJ-HD1400 is a DVCPRO HD VTR in a cost-effective, lightweight package. Capable of playing back all broadcast level HD, as well as both DVCPRO 50 and 25
Sony M15U HDV VTR. DV, DVCAM, HDV Record/Playback (2 available)
by walter biscardi 2 years ago
Sony M15U HDV VTR. DV, DVCAM, HDV Record Playback. The Sony HVR-M15U is an HDV format VTR ideally used with desktop editing workstations. It includes a stand and can be mounted vertically; a great spa
Sony PVM14_L5 14” Multi-Format SD/HD Production Monitor.
by walter biscardi 2 years ago
Sony PVM14_L5 14 Multi-Format SD HD Production Monitor. The PVM-14L5 is equipped with input connectors for composite, S-video (Y C) and RGB component signals. In combination with the optional input ad
Sony PVM20_L5 20” Multi-Format SD/HD Production Monitor
by walter biscardi 2 years ago
Sony PVM20_L5 20 Multi-Format SD HD Production Monitor. The PVM-20L5 is equipped with input connectors for composite, S-video (Y C) and RGB component signals. In combination with the optional input ad
Maxx Digital 8TB SAS-SATA RAID 8 Drives – 8TB (2 available, one silver, one black)
by walter biscardi 2 years ago
Maxx Digital 8TB SAS-SATA RAID 8 Drives 8TB Silver. 8 1TB drives can be striped in RAID 0 or 1. Uses SAS-SAS connections with 2 cables included. $1000 Available in both Silver and Black. As we upgrade
Lacie Biggest S2S eSATA RAID – 1.25TB (2 available)
by walter biscardi 2 years ago
Lacie Biggest S2S eSATA RAID 1.25TB. Lacie Biggest S2S 5-disk RAID is designed for digital content creation applications. Thanks to its eSATA 3Gbit s interface and direct eSATA-to-SATA connection, a s
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