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Will Duncan

Member Since:
March 17th 2013
40 Posts
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Santa Cruz, CA
Learning Resolve 16.
by Harry Bromley-Davenport 5 months ago
Dear Happy Editors, Could someone please recommend an online course for learning DaVinci Resolve (16) I've just started on it and it's clear that I need help. Not a beginner to NLEs here but a beginne
Re: Learning Resolve 16.
by Will Duncan 4 months ago
https: lowepost.com finishing courses editing-in-davinci-resolve-16-r21
Small video production company needs an healthy storage system
by Alex Martinelli 4 months ago
Hello everyone, My name is Alex and I m working for a small production company here in France. The company is pretty new and I would like to set-up a sturdy way of dealing with media management. Today
Re: Small video production company needs an healthy storage system
by Will Duncan 4 months ago
Thanks. Yes, I am aware of the BTRFS being the root cause of the slow rebuild time, unfortunately it's not my box and it's the cards I was dealt. But 9 10 Synology systems that other people set up wil
MAM suggestions?
by Randy Burleson 5 months ago
Not sure where to ask this question, since I don't see a forum for Media Asset Management. Please move to the appropriate forum if this one isn't appropriate. I am currently looking into AXLE.ai for a
Re: MAM suggestions?
by Will Duncan 4 months ago
CatDV doesn't have to cost a fortune, and it's expandable over time. I am not 100% a CatDV fanboy, but I do appreciate that it can example and be added to over time and is essentially infinite with ho
iMac Pro with 10GigE
by Neil Sadwelkar 2 years ago
The new iMac Pro announced yesterday at WWDC will have a 10GigE port built in. So now its even easier, with a small 10GigE switch, and a QNAP or comparable storage, to have a small workgroup sharing s
Re: iMac Pro with 10GigE
by Will Duncan 2 years ago
I may be just be lucky, but I haven't had client machines with dedicated storage in over 5 years. Then again, I work on mostly collaborative projects for television or long-form feature length product
iMac 5K kernel panic with AME
by Will Duncan 2 years ago
I came up short digging into this issue with Google and didn't even bother to call Apple for support, so I figured I'd drop a post in here to see if anybody else is seeing this problem or might be abl
Re: iMac 5K kernel panic with AME
by Tom Sefton 2 years ago
I'm seeing this issue at random on a Mac Pro when rendering r3d to either h264 or prores. There initially was some correlation with the render hitting 8K footage from an epic-w but the last couple of
USB drive mounting issue with El Cap
by Will Duncan 2 years ago
I have a number of edit bays that refuse to mount USB 3.0 hard drives. All of them are Mac Pro (trash cans) running 10.11.6, and a few weeks ago we never had an issue. I was just curious if anybody el
Can my Macbook handle 4k footage?
by Roberto Cavagnero 3 years ago
Hello, I have a mid-2014 15" Macbook Pro with 2,2 Ghz i7 Cpu, 16 Gb of ram and Intel Iris Pro and I found that Premiere Pro struggles to play 4k footage from Sony Fs5 (MXF files) and after a while it
Re: Can my Macbook handle 4k footage?
by Will Duncan 3 years ago
Without a dedicated video card, it's going to be tough. CPU and RAM meet minimum requirements, but the onboard Iris card will be a major bottleneck. Native MXF from the camera would probably benefit f
Video Hits All Over The Place
by Dwight Duncan 3 years ago
Hello, I'm running Adobe Premiere Pro 2017 on a new Mac Pro (El Capitan) with 64BG of RAM with dual AMD FirePro D700 GFX. I'm also using the Blackmagic Design Ultra Studio 4K with the current 10.8.4 d
Re: Video Hits All Over The Place
by Will Duncan 3 years ago
You may have just been lucky with the cleared cache fix. We've tried a year ago when we first saw the issues appearing in larger productions and the results were inconsistent. We have 18 Mac's being u
Corrupt renders nMP with D500s
by Oliver Peters 3 years ago
I am working on a client's recently purchased "trash can" Mac Pro. 8-core with dual D-500 chips. Sierra macOS. Adobe CC2017. I have a 1080 23.976p sequence made of a mix of 720, 1080 and 4K ProRes (va
Re: Corrupt renders nMP with D500s
by Will Duncan 3 years ago
We have this issue with D500 and D700 GPU's on the nMP. Adobe Premiere and DaVinci Resolve both cause the GPU to overheat. One of our 5 machines doesn't have the problem, at least not often enough to
Exporting an MP4 with 4 audio channels from Premiere
by Drew Siner 3 years ago
I am trying to find a way to attach a 4 channel audio format to an MP4. Working on a 360 project with spatialized audio (delivers as a 4 channel audio file). The company handling delivery says that th
Re: Exporting an MP4 with 4 audio channels from Premiere
by Will Duncan 3 years ago
h264 w .mp4 in Premiere is limited to a mono, stereo or 5.1 conversion. If you set the export to Format: Quicktime, then the Preset to Custom, then in the video Tab select H.264, the Audio tab will no
Premiere Pro CC2015.3 and .4 Memory leak
by Michael Goldberg 3 years ago
Hi, Has anyone upgraded to Premiere Pro cc2015.3 and .4 I upgraded about a week or 2 ago, and have since noticed a severe memory leak on all my projects. Basically I open the project (in some cases wi
Re: Premiere Pro CC2015.3 and .4 Memory leak
by Will Duncan 3 years ago
I haven't noticed a memory leak on OS X, but I don't have any Windows machines to compare at this time. I'd assume a memory leak would be isolated to the windows version. I notice a lot of rendering p
PP 2015.3 Possible Graphics Card bug?
by Will Duncan 3 years ago
I skimmed the forum as best as I could, a few of the bug threads have a lot of different problems in them. But this one I haven't seen. Only 1 of the 3 edit bays working on this project is having the
Re: PP 2015.3 Possible Graphics Card bug?
by Tom Laughlin 3 years ago
This can be a graphics card issue. Adobe is no longer supporting certain cards, so they have a supported card list, I'd check that out. Also, make sure your graphics card driver is up to date, or CUDA
Multi-cam editing in Premiere Pro- audio/video filters go away after flattening multi-cam clip
by Theresa Desa 3 years ago
Hi there, I'm working in Premiere Pro 2015 CC with multi-cam clips. Setting up and working with the multi-cam clips have all been fine, but once I go to flatten the clips, any audio filters or video m
Re: Multi-cam editing in Premiere Pro- audio/video filters go away after flattening multi-cam clip
by Will Duncan 3 years ago
I spend 1 3 of my year doing large multicam Premiere projects (up to 24 cameras in one multicam), and my general rule of thumb is to get editors to build a line cut and ditch the multicam. I can alway
GFX card bad?
by Jon Hensen 3 years ago
Just started happening to my 2013 MacBook Pro: Thoughts Replace gfx card
Re: GFX card bad?
by Will Duncan 3 years ago
They'll probably replace the whole logic board for that.
Large File Migrations in OS X
by Will Duncan 4 years ago
After coming up short on some searches, I wanted to open up a simple discussion about file transfers in OS X. What is the fastest and most reliable tool for migrating large volumes of data with OS X O
Re: Large File Migrations in OS X
by Will Duncan 3 years ago
I haven't used that sync tool before. I'm mostly MacOS Linux at work, and a split between rsync and robocopy, which looks to be the base of a lot of tools written for Windows. I've spent a lot of time
SubClip
by Pierre Valliere 3 years ago
Hi Guys, a question or an idea for future. I'm actualy doing SubClip in CatDV. Once import in premiere, they don't have "handle" on them, so my editor have to Edit Subclip one by one in Premiere if he
Re: SubClip
by Will Duncan 3 years ago
I'll second this feature request. Learning the actual editing workflow of CatDV has been the largest challenge for editors that I work with. Almost all of them import their first subclip and then ask
Major massive SMB issues with OS X 10.11.5
by Bob Zelin 3 years ago
This will apply to all the manufacturers who read Creative Cow. I have been shown a major problem with SMB that has started with the OS X Update to 10.11.5. I was shown this by John Davidson of Magic
Re: Major massive SMB issues with OS X 10.11.5
by Will Duncan 3 years ago
I disabled signing on the MacOS clients and speeds went from about 180mb s to 850mb s over SMB3 on a 10GbE network to a 12 bay NAS unit configured in RAID6, btrfs. It was a breathe of fresh air discov
CatDV Footage Request Queue Ideas
by Will Duncan 4 years ago
We're starting to get a lot of footage requests at work for media that has been archived taken offline. Our editors don't have access to the archive system so typically requests come to one or two peo
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Re: CatDV Footage Request Queue Ideas
by Dave Clack 4 years ago
Hi Will, there are probably several ways to achieve this, with different levels of automation. Your starting point is a good one ... You could use the CatDV web client for folk to search for, and find
Premiere Pro 2015: Audio pops/drops in timeline
by Merlin Vandenbossche 4 years ago
Hello reader, I've been having a significant increase in audio pops noise and drops (+ corresponding warning message, the new yellow warning at bottom right) after updating to CC 2015. It occurs just
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Re: Premiere Pro 2015: Audio pops/drops in timeline
by Will Duncan 4 years ago
We have over 50 Adobe CC licenses and a full crew working on a multi episode television production and everybody who is exporting multichannel audio is having the problem. I wish I could say I've narr
multi channel audio troubles
by Kyle Moore 4 years ago
Hello all, I'm in the middle of making the switch from FCP7 to Premiere Pro CC. I have subscribed to the monthly plan, so I have the latest software. My problem is exporting multiple channels of audio
Re: multi channel audio troubles
by Will Duncan 4 years ago
We're working on a large television production and seeing the same issue, so are a lot of people. I was aware of the audio pop export problem going into our production, but I didn't expect Adobe to st
Facilis and 10GbE
by Will Duncan 4 years ago
I recently swapped over our existing infrastructure from 8G Fiber to 10GbE. We added two additional Facilis servers in the process and swapped over 20 Edit stations all in one morning. The install and
Re: Facilis and 10GbE
by Ricky Barrow 4 years ago
We have 2 units on 4GB Fiber and will be adding a 3rd TB unit. We have been encouraged by the 10GBe option via CAT6a. I am very interested in this thread and would appreciate any updates as they becom
Rendering Sub-Clips
by Will Duncan 5 years ago
I'm trying to wrap my head around a workflow issue. We have a large volume of Media that's ingested into CatDV, it contains up to 30 cameras per sporting event with all the inputted data. Because they
Re: Rendering Sub-Clips
by Will Duncan 5 years ago
Sorry for the confusion. I think I just want to convert the subclips (which are just metadata at this point ) to actual self contained movies in that project. And then write those to tape, without hav
Client Proxy creation causes beach ball / locks up
by Will Duncan 5 years ago
I have a large laundry list of proxies to create, the worker node has been churning for days. Whenever I attempt to create proxies from a local client, CatDV pops up the Build Proxy dialog box and the
Re: Client Proxy creation causes beach ball / locks up
by Will Duncan 5 years ago
I'm on OS X 10.8.5, if that helps.
Faster Proxies / Worker Node
by Will Duncan 6 years ago
I know this has been touched on before, but the answers I'm seeing are fairly dated. I'm playing catch up on some large shoots that need proxies created so we can get the footage offline for upcoming
Re: Faster Proxies / Worker Node
by Will Duncan 6 years ago
We have multiple clients and a single worker, but I'm only seeing a way to keep one item in the queue. Are you suggesting using each client for proxies as well as the worker or do the clients all offl
CatDV archives and Amazon AWS
by Will Duncan 6 years ago
I've been digging around and I haven't seen a lot of information outside Proxy storage for client review, but has anybody been working to figure out how to handle offline near-line storage with s3 and
Re: CatDV archives and Amazon AWS
by Scott Goddard 5 years ago
Bryson, this sounds great. I have a client who is ready for this with no bad characters. I will contact you via email. Cheers, Scott Goddard Neo Verite Limited http: neoverite.com
CatDV and MySQL install location
by Will Duncan 6 years ago
Does CatDV require that you use the default Mysql installation I'm attempting to migrate CatDV to a Mac Mini Server running mysql installed with homebrew (http: mxcl.github.io homebrew ) which runs in
Re: CatDV and MySQL install location
by bryson jones 6 years ago
It can be moved but it's way easier just to use the default location. If you're not using that original install of MySQL, you can just re-install in the default location and things work fine. On our s
Blackmagic Ultrastudio 3d and heat
by Will Duncan 6 years ago
I have a series of live broadcasts I have to record with Mac Mini's and Ultrastudio 3d thunderbolt units to Promise RAID drives. Initial tests for 1-2 hours worked fine, but the actual recordings will
Re: Blackmagic Ultrastudio 3d and heat
by Kris Merkel 6 years ago
I have a US3D that has been in service for a year, IT did have to go back for a replacement for the HDMI input but that was not due to the heat. IT does get hot enough to cook an egg and that is parti
From Unity to Terrablock?
by Rachel Frank 7 years ago
If anyone can share their thoughts on Facilis Terrablock, I'd be most appreciative. We are currently using Unity and are looking into different solutions. Terrablock seems to emulate Unity more closel
Re: From Unity to Terrablock?
by Will Duncan 7 years ago
We just spent a lot of time debating between the two and ended up getting the Terrablock which we installed last week. The overall cost to storage was probably the biggest factor. The Facilis offered
Any issues with the new 10.8.3 and production?
by Christopher S. Johnson 7 years ago
Has anybody installed it I'm tempted.
Re: Any issues with the new 10.8.3 and production?
by Will Duncan 7 years ago
I'm running it on the Mac Pro with CS 6 and Nvidia Quadro 4000, CUDA drivers notified me of an update right away. http: www.nvidia.com object macosx-cuda-5.0.45-driver.html No issues so far. But I hav
Hooking Up 2 Macs
by Rory Keenan 7 years ago
I'm completely new to any kind of networking. I'd like to connect 2 Mac towers and I'd like to access them from one desktop. If possible I'd also like to use them both to speed exports & transcoding.
Re: Hooking Up 2 Macs
by Will Duncan 7 years ago
I typically just connect them with a simple switch bought at any electronic store via ethernet and use screen sharing to access them. If you already have a wireless wired router this is already possib
Locking OS X versions
by Will Duncan 7 years ago
I am trying to figure out how to lock OS X to 10.8.2 and deny any app store updates without authorization, since they do not require a password now my editors have a tendency to run updates because ba
Re: Locking OS X versions
by Jeff Greenberg 7 years ago
Make the main user login as a non-administrator user. This will prevent the editors from logging in, upgrading etc. Best, Jeff I. Greenberg Author Master Instructor Speaker Consulting My contact info
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