Saturday, October 11, 2014

Re: [Avid-L2] New MacBook Pro

 

I've been using a 17" Macbook Pro for almost 7 years and it's coming to the end of it's life.

Looking at the new 15" Macbook Pro with Retina Display 2.8GHz and 1TB Flash storage and will install Media Composer 8.
Does anyone have any other suggestions or comments about this or any other laptop for MC 8?

Thanks.

David

David Vinik
Diva Communications
Film Center Building
630 Ninth Avenue
Suite 304
New York, NY 10036
212-397-7259



On Oct 11, 2014, at 3:35 PM, "Tina Hedegaard hedegaardforum@me.com [Avid-L2]" <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

You can change your in point the following way.
Choose script mode as a bin view
Mark all clips (cmd+a)
Press home to jump to the beginning off the clip 
Press 2 to jump in 10 frames -press I (for in)
Press 4 to jump in 1frame
Press 1 to jump 10 frames back
Press 3 to jump 1 frame back

I hope it helps


Best 

Tina Hedegaard | Technical coordinator •  Trainee supervisor | post coordinator



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Re: [Avid-L2] Is there a way to create identical Mark IN and/or Mark OUT points for an entire bin?

 

You can change your in point the following way.
Choose script mode as a bin view
Mark all clips (cmd+a)
Press home to jump to the beginning off the clip 
Press 2 to jump in 10 frames -press I (for in)
Press 4 to jump in 1frame
Press 1 to jump 10 frames back
Press 3 to jump 1 frame back

I hope it helps


Best 

Tina Hedegaard | Technical coordinator •  Trainee supervisor | post coordinator

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Re: [Avid-L2] OT: Sony BVU 800 series TBCs color direct vs. color process?

 

Awesome, I'm having Acorn shaped waveform flashbacks.  And by the way, you had me a COMB FILTER.  ;-)



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On Oct 10, 2014, at 1:18 PM, bigfish@... wrote:

> It's the how it worked I'm trying to remember.  The subcarrier feed back to the deck somehow neutralized the time base error of the chroma decode or some such thing.  If you can fill in the blanks in my memory maybe I can let this go.

OK:

I'll try.  The color-under system works by separating the color information from the luminance information.  The process starts by filtering the 3.58MHz color info from the incoming composite video signal during recording.  A simple high-pass filter would chop off and lose some of the higher-frequency luminance information, and would also include some luminance in the chroma, thereby corrupting the chroma information.  So a better way to separate the two is by using a COMB FILTER, a special type of filter that uses the horizontal line frequency to 'comb out' the chroma from the luma.  It's not a perfect separation, but it's better than a high-pass filter.
The luma is recorded on the tape as a frequency-modulated carrier starting at 3.8MHz, going up to about 5.4MHz. The filtered chroma information is down-converted from 3.58MHz to 688KHz and mixed with the luma's 3.8MHz FM carrier.  This combined signal is what's recorded onto the tape.  It's called 'color-under' because the color information is placed under the luminance information in frequency (Normal composite video contains the color info as quadrature amplitude-modulated sidebands of the 3.58MHz color subcarrier, which means that the color info is above the luminance info).
When you filter, down-convert, and separately modulate the luma and chroma (using two different modulation types), the two components can no longer be in any kind of timing relationship during playback.  Normally with composite video, luma and chroma have a close phase relationship since the color subcarrier is in phase with the horizontal timing pulses of the video.  Separating the two components destroys that relationship.  This is necessary in order to allow color recording on 3/4-inch tape at 3 3/4-inches per second.  But without a timing relationship between the two, they must be treated separately during playback if we hope to get quality results in a broadcast environment using a digital Time-Base Corrector or TBC.  We want to avoid repeatedly separating and recombining the luma and chroma, since each time it's done, that process damages the integrity of the information.  Usually during playback, a typical U-Matic VCR would simply up-convert the 688KHz chroma to an internally-generated 3.58MHz carrier and mix it together with the demodulated luma, producing a (non-coherent) composite video signal.  This signal contains all the information, but the luma and chroma no longer have a locked timing relationship.  The luma has its timing errors due to tape's mechanical instabilities and the chroma has its own instabilities due to its derivation from an up-converted 3.58MHz reference with no timing relationship to the luma.
If you simply take this non-coherent composite video and feed it into a digital TBC designed for this type of signal, the TBC will once again have to separate the luma and chroma (hopefully using a comb filter) in order to treat the two with separate timing error correction.  Upon correction, the two will be combined together AGAIN to make composite video, but this output will be coherent.  However, due to the additional processing, there will be still more luma detail loss and some of that detail will be in the chroma, causing ringing and false color edges, and possibly some chroma misalignment with the luma too.  But at least the video itself will be a stable coherent signal.
Instead, if you use a BVU U-Matic VCR equipped with the special 'direct' cable connector and couple it with a suitable TBC also equipped with the same connector, the TBC can send a timing correction error derived from the luminance BACK to the VCR as a 'jittery' 3.58MHz reference, thereby counteracting the difference between the luma's and chroma's timing error.  This effectively makes the two separate signals coherent again, which allows the TBC to process the two AS ONE composite signal (as it originally was) and avoids additional comb filtering.
How's that?

Dennis Degan, Video Editor-Consultant-Knowledge Bank
    NBC Today Show, New York


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Re: [Avid-L2] OT: Sony BVU 800 series TBCs color direct vs. color process?

 


On Oct 10, 2014, at 1:18 PM, bigfish@pacbell.net wrote:

> It's the how it worked I'm trying to remember.  The subcarrier feed back to the deck somehow neutralized the time base error of the chroma decode or some such thing.  If you can fill in the blanks in my memory maybe I can let this go.

OK:

I'll try.  The color-under system works by separating the color information from the luminance information.  The process starts by filtering the 3.58MHz color info from the incoming composite video signal during recording.  A simple high-pass filter would chop off and lose some of the higher-frequency luminance information, and would also include some luminance in the chroma, thereby corrupting the chroma information.  So a better way to separate the two is by using a COMB FILTER, a special type of filter that uses the horizontal line frequency to 'comb out' the chroma from the luma.  It's not a perfect separation, but it's better than a high-pass filter.
The luma is recorded on the tape as a frequency-modulated carrier starting at 3.8MHz, going up to about 5.4MHz. The filtered chroma information is down-converted from 3.58MHz to 688KHz and mixed with the luma's 3.8MHz FM carrier.  This combined signal is what's recorded onto the tape.  It's called 'color-under' because the color information is placed under the luminance information in frequency (Normal composite video contains the color info as quadrature amplitude-modulated sidebands of the 3.58MHz color subcarrier, which means that the color info is above the luminance info).
When you filter, down-convert, and separately modulate the luma and chroma (using two different modulation types), the two components can no longer be in any kind of timing relationship during playback.  Normally with composite video, luma and chroma have a close phase relationship since the color subcarrier is in phase with the horizontal timing pulses of the video.  Separating the two components destroys that relationship.  This is necessary in order to allow color recording on 3/4-inch tape at 3 3/4-inches per second.  But without a timing relationship between the two, they must be treated separately during playback if we hope to get quality results in a broadcast environment using a digital Time-Base Corrector or TBC.  We want to avoid repeatedly separating and recombining the luma and chroma, since each time it's done, that process damages the integrity of the information.  Usually during playback, a typical U-Matic VCR would simply up-convert the 688KHz chroma to an internally-generated 3.58MHz carrier and mix it together with the demodulated luma, producing a (non-coherent) composite video signal.  This signal contains all the information, but the luma and chroma no longer have a locked timing relationship.  The luma has its timing errors due to tape's mechanical instabilities and the chroma has its own instabilities due to its derivation from an up-converted 3.58MHz reference with no timing relationship to the luma.
If you simply take this non-coherent composite video and feed it into a digital TBC designed for this type of signal, the TBC will once again have to separate the luma and chroma (hopefully using a comb filter) in order to treat the two with separate timing error correction.  Upon correction, the two will be combined together AGAIN to make composite video, but this output will be coherent.  However, due to the additional processing, there will be still more luma detail loss and some of that detail will be in the chroma, causing ringing and false color edges, and possibly some chroma misalignment with the luma too.  But at least the video itself will be a stable coherent signal.
Instead, if you use a BVU U-Matic VCR equipped with the special 'direct' cable connector and couple it with a suitable TBC also equipped with the same connector, the TBC can send a timing correction error derived from the luminance BACK to the VCR as a 'jittery' 3.58MHz reference, thereby counteracting the difference between the luma's and chroma's timing error.  This effectively makes the two separate signals coherent again, which allows the TBC to process the two AS ONE composite signal (as it originally was) and avoids additional comb filtering.
How's that?

Dennis Degan, Video Editor-Consultant-Knowledge Bank
    NBC Today Show, New York


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Re: OT:RE: [Avid-L2] Re: Lawyer recommendation for non-paying mother f!!!king bum...

 

Judge Judy would set him straight

On 10 Oct 2014 12:21:54 -0700, "bigfish@pacbell.net [Avid-L2]" <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Oh, Oh, can Rubin and I be Dogs the Post Bounty Hunters?  I can see it now, go ahead ask me to trim two frames and then not pay me.  You want like me when I'm angry.

My catch phrase could be, "Trim that and the horse you rode in on."  Time to find just the right wardrobe.



---In avid-l2@yahoogroups.com, <avid@...> wrote :

I sense a great new reality show: "Production Collections." 

 

Dave Spraker

 

Principal, spraker.tv

Shared Storage Solutions  |  Consulting  |  Sports Audio

www.spraker.tv

 

Northwest Territory Manager, Western Rep Associates

Broadcast and AV Manufacturer's Representative

www.westernrep.com

 

dave@...
(503) 897-0250

 

From: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Friday, October 10, 2014 11:26 AM
To: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Avid-L2] Re: Lawyer recommendation for non-paying mother f!!!king bum...


 

Tom,
I know a guy....  No really, I know a guy who works for various firms including law firms to gently remind clients that haven't paid their judgement, or whatever the proper term is.  I'll contact you off list.  And no his name is not Vinny.



---In avid-l2@yahoogroups.com, <ltr54@...> wrote :

Hi Avid-L,
So to keep it short:
Did DP job for client. Client won't pay. Sued in small claims. I won
judgment which is $6900. Client still won't pay. Got writ of execution to
levy slime balls bank account BUT now I find out hiring company is different
from entity who cut my "start job" deposit and only payment. Now I need a
3rd party court order. Needless to say DIY Law sucks BIGTIME!

So does anybody in the Los Angeles area have a business lawyer who could
review my case? I know 7K is small potatoes but I'm fed up and just want my
GD money. This has been going on for a year!!! Please explain to me why
people do business this way and stay in business????

Thank you for any help you can offer,
Tom McD





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RE: RE: [Avid-L2] Re: Lawyer recommendation for non-paying mother f!!!king bum...

 

I saw Kevin Smith just got one of his shows cancelled by AMC.  Maybe he could produce?

 

Dave Spraker

 

Principal, spraker.tv

Shared Storage Solutions  |  Consulting  |  Sports Audio

www.spraker.tv

 

Northwest Territory Manager, Western Rep Associates

Broadcast and AV Manufacturer's Representative

www.westernrep.com

 

dave@spraker.tv
(503) 897-0250

 

From: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Friday, October 10, 2014 12:22 PM
To: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com
Subject: OT:RE: [Avid-L2] Re: Lawyer recommendation for non-paying mother f!!!king bum...

 

 

Oh, Oh, can Rubin and I be Dogs the Post Bounty Hunters?  I can see it now, go ahead ask me to trim two frames and then not pay me.  You want like me when I'm angry.

My catch phrase could be, "Trim that and the horse you rode in on."  Time to find just the right wardrobe.



---In avid-l2@yahoogroups.com, <avid@...> wrote :

I sense a great new reality show: "Production Collections." 

 

Dave Spraker

 

Principal, spraker.tv

Shared Storage Solutions  |  Consulting  |  Sports Audio

www.spraker.tv

 

Northwest Territory Manager, Western Rep Associates

Broadcast and AV Manufacturer's Representative

www.westernrep.com

 

dave@...
(503) 897-0250

 

From: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Friday, October 10, 2014 11:26 AM
To: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Avid-L2] Re: Lawyer recommendation for non-paying mother f!!!king bum...

 

 

Tom,
I know a guy....  No really, I know a guy who works for various firms including law firms to gently remind clients that haven't paid their judgement, or whatever the proper term is.  I'll contact you off list.  And no his name is not Vinny.



---In avid-l2@yahoogroups.com, <ltr54@...> wrote :

Hi Avid-L,
So to keep it short:
Did DP job for client. Client won't pay. Sued in small claims. I won
judgment which is $6900. Client still won't pay. Got writ of execution to
levy slime balls bank account BUT now I find out hiring company is different
from entity who cut my "start job" deposit and only payment. Now I need a
3rd party court order. Needless to say DIY Law sucks BIGTIME!

So does anybody in the Los Angeles area have a business lawyer who could
review my case? I know 7K is small potatoes but I'm fed up and just want my
GD money. This has been going on for a year!!! Please explain to me why
people do business this way and stay in business????

Thank you for any help you can offer,
Tom McD

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OT:RE: [Avid-L2] Re: Lawyer recommendation for non-paying mother f!!!king bum...

 

Oh, Oh, can Rubin and I be Dogs the Post Bounty Hunters?  I can see it now, go ahead ask me to trim two frames and then not pay me.  You want like me when I'm angry.

My catch phrase could be, "Trim that and the horse you rode in on."  Time to find just the right wardrobe.



---In avid-l2@yahoogroups.com, <avid@...> wrote :

I sense a great new reality show: "Production Collections." 

 

Dave Spraker

 

Principal, spraker.tv

Shared Storage Solutions  |  Consulting  |  Sports Audio

www.spraker.tv

 

Northwest Territory Manager, Western Rep Associates

Broadcast and AV Manufacturer's Representative

www.westernrep.com

 

dave@...
(503) 897-0250

 

From: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Friday, October 10, 2014 11:26 AM
To: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Avid-L2] Re: Lawyer recommendation for non-paying mother f!!!king bum...

 

 

Tom,
I know a guy....  No really, I know a guy who works for various firms including law firms to gently remind clients that haven't paid their judgement, or whatever the proper term is.  I'll contact you off list.  And no his name is not Vinny.



---In avid-l2@yahoogroups.com, <ltr54@...> wrote :

Hi Avid-L,
So to keep it short:
Did DP job for client. Client won't pay. Sued in small claims. I won
judgment which is $6900. Client still won't pay. Got writ of execution to
levy slime balls bank account BUT now I find out hiring company is different
from entity who cut my "start job" deposit and only payment. Now I need a
3rd party court order. Needless to say DIY Law sucks BIGTIME!

So does anybody in the Los Angeles area have a business lawyer who could
review my case? I know 7K is small potatoes but I'm fed up and just want my
GD money. This has been going on for a year!!! Please explain to me why
people do business this way and stay in business????

Thank you for any help you can offer,
Tom McD

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[Avid-L2] Markers from MC to Protools

 

Hi.
I remember watch a video or tutorial where exporting an AAF from MC to Protools, in protools you can import al the markers with annotations.

I couldn``t find how to do this. Can someone know or that's not possible?
Thanks!

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Darío Caamaño  Editor (EDA) / Colorista  Movil: (011) 1560312207  http://vimeo.com/caamada  

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[Avid-L2] Lawyer recommendation for non-paying mother f!!!king bum...

 

Hi Avid-L,
So to keep it short:
Did DP job for client. Client won't pay. Sued in small claims. I won
judgment which is $6900. Client still won't pay. Got writ of execution to
levy slime balls bank account BUT now I find out hiring company is different
from entity who cut my "start job" deposit and only payment. Now I need a
3rd party court order. Needless to say DIY Law sucks BIGTIME!

So does anybody in the Los Angeles area have a business lawyer who could
review my case? I know 7K is small potatoes but I'm fed up and just want my
GD money. This has been going on for a year!!! Please explain to me why
people do business this way and stay in business????

Thank you for any help you can offer,
Tom McD

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RE: [Avid-L2] Re: Lawyer recommendation for non-paying mother f!!!king bum...

 

I sense a great new reality show: "Production Collections." 

 

Dave Spraker

 

Principal, spraker.tv

Shared Storage Solutions  |  Consulting  |  Sports Audio

www.spraker.tv

 

Northwest Territory Manager, Western Rep Associates

Broadcast and AV Manufacturer's Representative

www.westernrep.com

 

dave@spraker.tv
(503) 897-0250

 

From: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Friday, October 10, 2014 11:26 AM
To: Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Avid-L2] Re: Lawyer recommendation for non-paying mother f!!!king bum...

 

 

Tom,
I know a guy....  No really, I know a guy who works for various firms including law firms to gently remind clients that haven't paid their judgement, or whatever the proper term is.  I'll contact you off list.  And no his name is not Vinny.



---In avid-l2@yahoogroups.com, <ltr54@...> wrote :

Hi Avid-L,
So to keep it short:
Did DP job for client. Client won't pay. Sued in small claims. I won
judgment which is $6900. Client still won't pay. Got writ of execution to
levy slime balls bank account BUT now I find out hiring company is different
from entity who cut my "start job" deposit and only payment. Now I need a
3rd party court order. Needless to say DIY Law sucks BIGTIME!

So does anybody in the Los Angeles area have a business lawyer who could
review my case? I know 7K is small potatoes but I'm fed up and just want my
GD money. This has been going on for a year!!! Please explain to me why
people do business this way and stay in business????

Thank you for any help you can offer,
Tom McD

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