Saturday, December 26, 2015

[Avid-L2] Re: Best Editing Oscar predictions - What do YOU think?

 

I rarely make it to the theater these days but when I do I attempt to shut off my editor brain and just enjoy the presentation.  I did see Star Wars Xmas Eve in 3D and while I hadn't planned on 3D it just worked out that way.  I found the preview trailers a bit 3D over the top, perhaps that's just the nature of a trailer, but fortunately once Star Wars began after a few minutes I wasn't concentrating on the 3D.  Even with my progressive lens regular glasses for the most part I didn't feel any eye strain past the initial acclimation period.

I'm curious how others judge editing.  I'm a bit of the old school about seamless editing but in this day and age that is often not the case.  For me generically the editing I don't notice is the best.  For most of my TV editing career there has been a focus on form over content in my realm of TV but now I just want it to flow without the need of flashy edits.  Of course an occasional Fish Wipe is always a pleasant surprise.  Did any of the movies in your article have a fish wipe?  If so then that would be my first choice fins down.  ;-)



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What do YOU think? Variety posted its Oscar predictions for Best Editing. Check out my article, which is an invitation to DISCUSS why these are the best edited films of the year. Please join the conversation in the COMMENTS section of the article. 

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Friday, December 25, 2015

[Avid-L2] Best Editing Oscar predictions - What do YOU think?

 

What do YOU think? Variety posted its Oscar predictions for Best Editing. Check out my article, which is an invitation to DISCUSS why these are the best edited films of the year. Please join the conversation in the COMMENTS section of the article. 


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Re: [Avid-L2] FOR SALE Artist Color

 

Or I will, if that falls through.

R

On 12/24/15 12:58 PM, John Nolan john@johnnolanedit.com [Avid-L2] wrote:
 

I'd do that. Feel free to hit me up via my email.


On Dec 24, 2015, at 12:52 PM, David Ballard dave@labtopiafarms.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

HI SO months have gone by, many people on the list have panned the panel, but bottom line is I have to get rid of it beyond just throwing it away. Now I'd go to 400usd if you pay shipping and packing. 
 


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Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 1:34 AM 
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STILL HAVE THIS TO SELL TO A GOOD HOME, 



I have way too many Artist Color panels and looking to sell one off. 
Contact me offlist if you would like details and are interested. 

Thanks! 

David C. Ballard 
Principal, LABTOPIA FARMS 
404.876.4601 
dave@labtopiafarms.com<mailto:dave@labtopiafarms.com> 
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Re: [Avid-L2] Sync clips - can they take audio file name instead?

 

This is as good a solution as I could hope for, and will try it out when I get back from break. Merry xmas Job! (or whatever non-denominational holiday festivities you celebrate!)

On Thu, Dec 24, 2015 at 6:06 PM, Job ter Burg (L2B) <Job_L2@terburg.com> wrote:

Avid never made any progress with AutoSync, unfortunately. Or with any other feature. So it's not in there, no, and I would not hold my breath.

A workaround: after importing BWF, highlight the NAME column and duplicate it into a custom column of your choosing. AutoSync clips, then, with the .sync clips in their own bin, highlight the custom column with the names derived from the BWF import and duplicate back into the NAME column. Click OK to replace existing. 

When prepping shoot footage with sync audio, I use AutoSync all the time, but I find myself always having to copy the clip name of the audio file and paste it into the name of the sync clip. The camera clip name is generally vague, while the audio file name often has exactly what I'm looking for (scene/take number). Is there a way (that I am missing) that will allow me to choose this to happen automatically? Or am I stuck in copy/paste mode forever?

If so, it should be a feature, and I'll request it as long as I'm not already missing this.


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Thursday, December 24, 2015

RE: [Avid-L2] 4K Netflix coming my way?

 

Well, you need a 4k tv to start with.  Netflix use h.265 compression on their 4k content i believe.  I've seen the difference in file size from an h.264 to an h.265 of the same file with the same dimensions and the file size is significantly smaller, it's pretty cool actually, same quality at a much smaller size.  Acoording to them, one hour of UHD streaming is about 7GB of data.

Only certain tv's with the built in h.265 decoder will allow you to play UHD content from Netflix and I remember signing up and finding out I needed a certain speed internet connection (25mb/s) to comfortably playback 4k material.  They charge more too.  

Andi


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Date: Thu, 24 Dec 2015 21:11:15 +0000
Subject: [Avid-L2] 4K Netflix coming my way?

 

I've yet to work with 4K in my normal workflows.  I did a syncing project with UHD from a BM Camera and my system went to a screeching halt.  I was just ama linked so I'm sure that was a contributing factor but given part of that task was to convert to regular HD I just did the transcode and worked with the HD material.

At my regular gig we have a Netflix 4K delivery coming up.  We have current support so I have Ver. 8.3.1 on one of my startup drives.  I have 4gig fibre to my online drives in a 16 drive chassis.  This will probably be Arri Alexa media so I assume it will come to me as ProRes 444.  I'm going to start tinkering but after my limited exposure it seems to me I will want to transcode the material to one of the new  resolutions available in the 4K Avid projects.  Is it reasonable to assume that I will be able to work in real time with the material once it's been transcoded to one of these new Avid codecs?  I have a usb 3 card on my Mac OS 10.8.5 SNDX system and I'm wondering if that would be an option for storage in the event my normal fibre chassis doesn't have the bandwidth.  We are on SanMP to the chassis.  I use to have a eSata card but now it's just a usb 3 card.  I wish they had put in a combo usb 3 and eSata card then I'd have an option to use a small raid tower with eSata.  We have a few of those already and they are used for file based material on various series and they use them as archive and to link to when uprezzing a show.  I would think one of those 8 bay raid towers would have the throughput necessary to handle real time 4K playback with an eSata connection.  Any experience with this would be appreciated.

Don't get me started on how much different the Netflix stream will look originating in 4K as opposed to HD when it gets to the viewers iPad at home.  I haven't spent much time toying with Netflix but do watch some stuff through the built in Netflix app in my Panny Plasma at home.  It seems most of my streams come in at SD and bounce up to 720P depending on household and overall DSL performance.  How does one really experience 4K over Netflix?  Is there an option to download overnight a real 4K file?  I'm sure there is all kinds of internet voodoo in play but seriously how is Netflix streaming 4K material to the masses?  I will also welcome all conspiracy theories on how 4K Netflix 4K really is.  ;-)  Perhaps there is a second stream theory just like the Kennedy assassination.
 
John Moore Barking Trout Productions Studio City, CA bigfish@pacbell.net

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Re: [Avid-L2] Sync clips - can they take audio file name instead?

 


Avid never made any progress with AutoSync, unfortunately. Or with any other feature. So it's not in there, no, and I would not hold my breath.

A workaround: after importing BWF, highlight the NAME column and duplicate it into a custom column of your choosing. AutoSync clips, then, with the .sync clips in their own bin, highlight the custom column with the names derived from the BWF import and duplicate back into the NAME column. Click OK to replace existing. 

When prepping shoot footage with sync audio, I use AutoSync all the time, but I find myself always having to copy the clip name of the audio file and paste it into the name of the sync clip. The camera clip name is generally vague, while the audio file name often has exactly what I'm looking for (scene/take number). Is there a way (that I am missing) that will allow me to choose this to happen automatically? Or am I stuck in copy/paste mode forever?

If so, it should be a feature, and I'll request it as long as I'm not already missing this.

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Re: [Avid-L2] 4K Netflix coming my way?

 

Hi John,

I have been shooting 4K RAW on a Black Magic 4K Production camera.  I adjust the color and transcode it to ProRes 422HQ 4096x2160 and use AMA with it, Avid 8.4.2.  My storage is a Lacie Big5 30TB drive stripped raid 5. It is connected via Thunderbolt 2 to a MacBook Pro with 16 GB of RAM and an Nvidia card with 2TB of Video RAM.  The MacBook Pro is connected by HDMI to a cheap UHD TV for a monitor.  This seems to work fine.  Hope this helps. 

Happy holidays,

Paul Sulsky


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Subject: [Avid-L2] 4K Netflix coming my way?

 

I've yet to work with 4K in my normal workflows.  I did a syncing project with UHD from a BM Camera and my system went to a screeching halt.  I was just ama linked so I'm sure that was a contributing factor but given part of that task was to convert to regular HD I just did the transcode and worked with the HD material.

At my regular gig we have a Netflix 4K delivery coming up.  We have current support so I have Ver. 8.3.1 on one of my startup drives.  I have 4gig fibre to my online drives in a 16 drive chassis.  This will probably be Arri Alexa media so I assume it will come to me as ProRes 444.  I'm going to start tinkering but after my limited exposure it seems to me I will want to transcode the material to one of the new  resolutions available in the 4K Avid projects.  Is it reasonable to assume that I will be able to work in real time with the material once it's been transcoded to one of these new Avid codecs?  I have a usb 3 card on my Mac OS 10.8.5 SNDX system and I'm wondering if that would be an option for storage in the event my normal fibre chassis doesn't have the bandwidth.  We are on SanMP to the chassis.  I use to have a eSata card but now it's just a usb 3 card.  I wish they had put in a combo usb 3 and eSata card then I'd have an option to use a small raid tower with eSata.  We have a few of those already and they are used for file based material on various series and they use them as archive and to link to when uprezzing a show.  I would think one of those 8 bay raid towers would have the throughput necessary to handle real time 4K playback with an eSata connection.  Any experience with this would be appreciated.

Don't get me started on how much different the Netflix stream will look originating in 4K as opposed to HD when it gets to the viewers iPad at home.  I haven't spent much time toying with Netflix but do watch some stuff through the built in Netflix app in my Panny Plasma at home.  It seems most of my streams come in at SD and bounce up to 720P depending on household and overall DSL performance.  How does one really experience 4K over Netflix?  Is there an option to download overnight a real 4K file?  I'm sure there is all kinds of internet voodoo in play but seriously how is Netflix streaming 4K material to the masses?  I will also welcome all conspiracy theories on how 4K Netflix 4K really is.  ;-)  Perhaps there is a second stream theory just like the Kennedy assassination.
 
John Moore Barking Trout Productions Studio City, CA bigfish@pacbell.net


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[Avid-L2] 4K Netflix coming my way?

 

I've yet to work with 4K in my normal workflows.  I did a syncing project with UHD from a BM Camera and my system went to a screeching halt.  I was just ama linked so I'm sure that was a contributing factor but given part of that task was to convert to regular HD I just did the transcode and worked with the HD material.

At my regular gig we have a Netflix 4K delivery coming up.  We have current support so I have Ver. 8.3.1 on one of my startup drives.  I have 4gig fibre to my online drives in a 16 drive chassis.  This will probably be Arri Alexa media so I assume it will come to me as ProRes 444.  I'm going to start tinkering but after my limited exposure it seems to me I will want to transcode the material to one of the new  resolutions available in the 4K Avid projects.  Is it reasonable to assume that I will be able to work in real time with the material once it's been transcoded to one of these new Avid codecs?  I have a usb 3 card on my Mac OS 10.8.5 SNDX system and I'm wondering if that would be an option for storage in the event my normal fibre chassis doesn't have the bandwidth.  We are on SanMP to the chassis.  I use to have a eSata card but now it's just a usb 3 card.  I wish they had put in a combo usb 3 and eSata card then I'd have an option to use a small raid tower with eSata.  We have a few of those already and they are used for file based material on various series and they use them as archive and to link to when uprezzing a show.  I would think one of those 8 bay raid towers would have the throughput necessary to handle real time 4K playback with an eSata connection.  Any experience with this would be appreciated.

Don't get me started on how much different the Netflix stream will look originating in 4K as opposed to HD when it gets to the viewers iPad at home.  I haven't spent much time toying with Netflix but do watch some stuff through the built in Netflix app in my Panny Plasma at home.  It seems most of my streams come in at SD and bounce up to 720P depending on household and overall DSL performance.  How does one really experience 4K over Netflix?  Is there an option to download overnight a real 4K file?  I'm sure there is all kinds of internet voodoo in play but seriously how is Netflix streaming 4K material to the masses?  I will also welcome all conspiracy theories on how 4K Netflix 4K really is.  ;-)  Perhaps there is a second stream theory just like the Kennedy assassination.
 
John Moore Barking Trout Productions Studio City, CA bigfish@pacbell.net

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Re: [Avid-L2] FOR SALE Artist Color

 

I'd do that. Feel free to hit me up via my email.


On Dec 24, 2015, at 12:52 PM, David Ballard dave@labtopiafarms.com [Avid-L2] <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

HI SO months have gone by, many people on the list have panned the panel, but bottom line is I have to get rid of it beyond just throwing it away. Now I'd go to 400usd if you pay shipping and packing. 
 


David C. Ballard 
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From: David Ballard <dave@labtopiafarms.com<mailto:dave@labtopiafarms.com>> 
Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 1:34 AM 
To: "Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com<mailto:Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com>" <Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com<mailto:Avid-L2@yahoogroups.com>>, David Ballard <dave@labtopiafarms.com<mailto:dave@labtopiafarms.com>> 
Subject: Re: [Avid-L2] FS Artist Color 

STILL HAVE THIS TO SELL TO A GOOD HOME, 



I have way too many Artist Color panels and looking to sell one off. 
Contact me offlist if you would like details and are interested. 

Thanks! 

David C. Ballard 
Principal, LABTOPIA FARMS 
404.876.4601 
dave@labtopiafarms.com<mailto:dave@labtopiafarms.com> 
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Re: [Avid-L2] FOR SALE Artist Color

 

HI SO months have gone by, many people on the list have panned the panel, but bottom line is I have to get rid of it beyond just throwing it away. Now I'd go to 400usd if you pay shipping and packing.



David C. Ballard
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Subject: Re: [Avid-L2] FS Artist Color

STILL HAVE THIS TO SELL TO A GOOD HOME,



I have way too many Artist Color panels and looking to sell one off.
Contact me offlist if you would like details and are interested.

Thanks!

David C. Ballard
Principal, LABTOPIA FARMS
404.876.4601
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[Avid-L2] Re: AMA transcode newb question

 

A number of options here.


With the current MC version you have the option in the Source setting for an AMA clip to have MC treat the clip at it's native framerate of play at the project framerate (audio is adjusted)

This gives you the ability to play 24fps at 25fps so duration will be less but it's frame for frame.

Its possible with 29.97 or 30 fps but obviously more noticeable.


If duration has to be retained then you have to promote the motion effect on the clip in the timeline to fluid motion first. Then render at whatever resolution you need.

There is an option in Transcode to keep the sources framerate (you will have to then use one of the new DNxHR resolutions) and you can then still use a fluidmotion motion effect after transcode.




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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Re: [Avid-L2] Sync clips - can they take audio file name instead?

 

Sorry about that Mark, I wanted to help, but it's been decades since I last worked as an AE, and Autosync has changed as far a I can see.

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