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Is it true that color corrections and grading should never be done on proxies?
by Yair Bartal 6 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 5 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 6 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 5 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 5 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 5 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
Old film/agency parody video
by Chuck Johnson 8 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 8 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 12 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 12 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
To jump or not
by David Mathis 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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
Very basic question: How to keep 4k UHD at full scale in 1080 HD timeline
by walter biscardi 12 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 12 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
Re: Sorta OT: Ransomware and subscriptionware
by walter biscardi 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
Re: the ever changing angry reader of Creative Cow
by walter biscardi 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 years 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 2 years 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
Mackie 1202-VLZ3 Audio Mixer
by walter biscardi 2 years ago
Mackie 1202-VLZ3 Audio Mixer. Sure it s cute, but the Mackie 1202-VLZ3 is a serious professional compact mixer, with features that belie its small footprint. The ideal compact mixer for home and proje
Canon 70D grainy (Noise)
by anna holck 3 years ago
I have a canon 70d with a SIGMA 30MM 1.4 and a TAMRON 90MM. but there is a lot of grain and maybe bad quality in my video shots. I have seen other videos on youtube of this camera and the old 60D with
Re: Canon 70D grainy (Noise)
by walter biscardi 3 years ago
We have much more appropriate forums here on the Cow for questions like that. http: forums.creativecow.net dslr http: forums.creativecow.net cinematography http: forums.creativecow.net canonmarkii htt
News: Biscardi Creative Media Begins Post on Victoria Stilwell's "Arson Dogs"
by Cow News Droid 3 years ago
Adobe Creative Cloud Fosters Collaborative Workflow (Atlanta, Georgia--July 18, 2014) Biscardi Creative Media (BCM) has begun post-production on a new web series called "Arson Dogs" for world-renowned
Re: News: Biscardi Creative Media Begins Post on Victoria Stilwell's "Arson Dogs"
by walter biscardi 3 years ago
The collaborative workflow between our team and Victoria's team is how I would love to work with EVERY client. Walter Biscardi, Jr. Editor, Colorist, Director, Writer, Consultant, Author, Chef. HD Pos
Setting up your FS monitor for your environment
by Christian Simpson 3 years ago
My company recently picked up two CM 240 monitors and I was wondering what advice anyone could give in regards to calibrating the monitor for your specific environment. The rooms our monitors are in a
Re: Setting up your FS monitor for your environment
by walter biscardi 3 years ago
Christian Simpson "I trust the color has been properly calibrated. I guess my main question is how much should I adjust the Luminance setting if at all to "look right" in my room. " You do not touch
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How do you connect your FS monitor to your computer?
by Christian Simpson 3 years ago
Our company recently purchased two CM 240 monitors on advice from a colorist friend for 2 edit bays we have here and I admittedly am in a little over my head as far as setup. We have the new Mac Pros
Re: How do you connect your FS monitor to your computer?
by walter biscardi 3 years ago
If you're running OS 10.9.3 on the new Mac Pro that breaks the GPUs and causes all sorts of issues with both Adobe apps and DaVinci Resolve. Walter Biscardi, Jr. Editor, Colorist, Director, Writer, Co
FSI CM Series - LCD vs OLED - Anyone compared?
by Christopher Reig 3 years ago
Hello everyone, I am currently in the process of evaluating the two panel technologies on offer from Flanders Scientific. Before I get into it, a quick background. I am a dailies colourist DIT mostly
Re: FSI CM Series - LCD vs OLED - Anyone compared?
by walter biscardi 3 years ago
Christopher Reig "In my experiences using Sony's line of OLED monitors on some shows, I had always found the blacks were really 'inky', and that in darker parts of the image it would simply fall off
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the new smoke sibscription model
by Ricardo Marty 3 years ago
does any one know if smoke will only be available via subcription will those that cancel the subscription be able to keep whatever vesion they had ricardo marty
Re: the new smoke sibscription model
by walter biscardi 3 years ago
Ian MacLean "You clearly can't imagine people who want to create their own visions, and who have limited resources. You're "honestly curious why you would feel the need to own Smoke as a consumer " Y
The New Adobe
by Franz Bieberkopf 3 years ago
Cross posting this from the Adobe CC Debate forum, because it's pretty stunning to me. We sincerely appreciate all the feedback you have given us. We believe that an honest and open dialogue with the
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David Lawrence liked this 3 years ago
Re: The New Adobe
by walter biscardi 3 years ago
Franz Bieberkopf "Or, to put it another way: if Adobe wishes to relieve Al Mooney from questions about the subscription model, who did they send to NAB to discuss it " There appeared to be approx. 50
Resolve 11 What is your plan?
by David Mathis 3 years ago
I knew that Black Magic would pull the rabbit out of the hat again but the news about Resolve 11 was just plain awesome. I will still stay with X, not going to abandon ship. Just curious as to who mig
Re: Resolve 11 What is your plan?
by walter biscardi 3 years ago
David Mathis "Just curious as to who might jump over to Resolve 11 for editing as well. " We all saw this coming last year. They released a basic editing tool kit to allow the colorist to make simple
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