Creative COW Blogs https://blogs.creativecow.net/ Creative COW Blogs, brought to you from media professionals world wide. Working in the effects, film, video, and broadcast industries around the globe. en-us Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net merge ALE metadata with a tape name of 32 characters: Media Composer & DaVinci Resolve https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13840/merge-ale-metadata-with-a-tape-name-of-32-characters-media-composer-davinci-resolve https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13840/merge-ale-metadata-with-a-tape-name-of-32-characters-media-composer-davinci-resolve A choice of using an ALE to preserve metadata from Media Composer offline master clips and have it match linked Resolve essence in the Avid bin for online. In Media Composer one selects the master clips used in offline with the displayed columns that one would like in the shot log and export the ALE Sun, 26 Jul 2015 07:29:30 GMT Media Composer Version 8.4 List Tool: EDL metadata pulled as "Reel ID Type TC" https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13833/media-composer-version-84-list-tool-edl-metadata-pulled-as-reel-id-type-tc https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13833/media-composer-version-84-list-tool-edl-metadata-pulled-as-reel-id-type-tc For the Avid Media Composer v8.4 "List Tool" go to the "Output Menu > List Tool": In an Avid Bin, a specific icon populated with metadata in a specific column becomes the "Reel ID" in the Edit Decision List. If in the List Tool the user selects "Source File/Tape" for "Reel ID Type TC", the Master Cl Sun, 19 Jul 2015 02:52:46 GMT 24 fps straight to 24 or in a 30 skipping 2's and 7's (AMA Link to Media or Import) https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13824/24-fps-straight-to-24-or-in-a-30-skipping-2s-and-7s-ama-link-to-media-or-import https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13824/24-fps-straight-to-24-or-in-a-30-skipping-2s-and-7s-ama-link-to-media-or-import Timecode metadata frame assignment for each frame of video happens at the moment the master clip is created and displayed in that Avid Bin, the same can be true with DaVinci Resolve Media Pool. There is a Media Composer ingesting to bin choice done by what command the user choose when creating a mas Tue, 14 Jul 2015 05:44:54 GMT DaVinci Resolve Versions 11,10,9 with Alexa, eight or twenty characters | file name, folder name, or https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13821/davinci-resolve-versions-11109-with-alexa-eight-or-twenty-characters-file-name-folder-name-or-name-e https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13821/davinci-resolve-versions-11109-with-alexa-eight-or-twenty-characters-file-name-folder-name-or-name-e Making the odds of a reconform extremely good. I dream of a day where I get "all-in-three" from a camera native folder structure and filename. "All-in-three" theory I came up with, is where the file name, the folder name, and an embedded file name are all an exact metadata match for any given source Tue, 14 Jul 2015 04:41:33 GMT Introduction https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13816/introduction https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13816/introduction Hello, thank you for visiting my blog. I will added frequent blogs for Bon Monitors / Postium PRM Rack Monitors / VLite LED Lighting. if you havent done so, please visit www.uteleven.com to see complete line up of products that i am currently distributing. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 23:40:58 GMT 2015 Chronicles: Under the Dome https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13806/2015-chronicles-under-the-dome https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13806/2015-chronicles-under-the-dome April began with a convention in Nashville, though not really. The conference was actually at the Gaylord Opryland Resort, known by most as the Biodome. If you have never been to a Gaylord, it is an interesting experience. Certainly an amazing structure. I know that they mean well, but these places Fri, 12 Jun 2015 02:30:47 GMT 2015 Chronicles: Grand Central Surgery https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13805/2015-chronicles-grand-central-surgery https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13805/2015-chronicles-grand-central-surgery The very next week after LA, I had a two day conference in NY at the Grand Hyatt, attached to Grand Central Terminal. I love this area of Midtown NY with the juxtaposition of old and new architecture, some of the most iconic NY landmarks and easy access by train. Well, I didn't take the train. My w Fri, 12 Jun 2015 02:14:59 GMT 2015 Chronicles: Winter Wonderland https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13804/2015-chronicles-winter-wonderland https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13804/2015-chronicles-winter-wonderland Somewhere in the Feb-Mar timeframe I had a surgical video shoot in Joliet, IL. Actually on the outskirts, but close enough. I flew into Midway on the 6am direct Southwest flight, rented a car and had a meeting with one client for a few hours, and then proceeded down to the hospital for setup. I work Fri, 12 Jun 2015 02:03:28 GMT 2015 Chronicles: LA Story https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13803/2015-chronicles-la-story https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13803/2015-chronicles-la-story If you read my post about Los Angeles last year you can refer back to that - same basic deal. This time we used the in-house AV group, and they did mostly fine. Setup was done by about 8pm, leaving time for some sushi before bed. The whole week, each night, Hollywood Blvd was shut down for filming Fri, 12 Jun 2015 01:52:58 GMT 2015 Chronicles: Surgeons of the Caribbean 2: The Magic Cave https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13802/2015-chronicles-surgeons-of-the-caribbean-2-the-magic-cave https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13802/2015-chronicles-surgeons-of-the-caribbean-2-the-magic-cave If you read the 2014 entry on the Dominican trips, you will know that I document medical procedures performed by a group of US surgeons who travel to the DR. I had spent December and January preparing for this trip, including making sure everyone on the trip had booked travel and that we all had ho Fri, 12 Jun 2015 01:36:44 GMT 2015 Chronicles: The Big Apple https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13801/2015-chronicles-the-big-apple https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13801/2015-chronicles-the-big-apple I kicked off 2015 with a 2 day trip to NYC to conduct some interviews. I expected a spacious hotel suite, I got a Residence Inn just off Times Square. While some Residence Inns have a lot of space, this one, not so much. I was by myself so I carefully moved furniture around, including moving the tv Fri, 12 Jun 2015 01:26:51 GMT 2014 Adventures Part 15: The Windy City is Particularly Windy in the WInter https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13800/2014-adventures-part-15-the-windy-city-is-particularly-windy-in-the-winter https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13800/2014-adventures-part-15-the-windy-city-is-particularly-windy-in-the-winter I skipped Part 14, because if you've ready two blog articles about trips to Denver, you've read them all. Use your imagination - it was cold and snowy and productive. Redeye home. That was November. The week after Thanksgiving 2014 it was off to our final conference and trip of the year in Chicago ( Fri, 12 Jun 2015 01:20:35 GMT 2014 Adventures Part 13: Movin on Up https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13799/2014-adventures-part-13-movin-on-up https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13799/2014-adventures-part-13-movin-on-up To a dee-luxe apartment in the sky-high-high. Anyone born after 1990 might not know what this means. Anyway, the very next week I had a shoot back in Chicago. Problem was, it was the week of some big packaging conference with 100,000+ attendees. Chicago has about 108,000 rooms, so we were numbers 1 Fri, 12 Jun 2015 01:11:03 GMT 2014 Adventures Part 12: The San Francisco Treat https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13798/2014-adventures-part-12-the-san-francisco-treat https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13798/2014-adventures-part-12-the-san-francisco-treat Rice-a-Roni got it wrong...San Francisco IS the treat. Getting there I took my first 777 - that's a big plane. Here for the annual surgical congress for which we prepare the videos and provide other technical and project management support, San Fran is great in early Fall. Not too hot, not too cool Fri, 12 Jun 2015 00:41:31 GMT 2014 Adventures Part 11: Political Capitol https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13797/2014-adventures-part-11-political-capitol https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13797/2014-adventures-part-11-political-capitol After a nice break from seeing an airport, October brought me to the next round. First stop Washington DC for the Diabetic Limb Salvage meeting. These events are a great opportunity to check out the latest gear and interact with top notch local crews. For example, this doohickie is the thing to have Fri, 12 Jun 2015 00:24:32 GMT 2014 Adventures Part 10...Actually 7.5...or 8 3/4...? https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13796/2014-adventures-part-10actually-75or-8-34 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13796/2014-adventures-part-10actually-75or-8-34 I missed one, but rather than going back to re-number we'll just add it here. It is in fact mid-2015 at the time of writing! This terminal of DIA, by the way, sort of looks like 1980's EPCOT. So mid-July I had another trip to Denver for some more OR training video work. This one also had a requireme Fri, 12 Jun 2015 00:20:08 GMT 2014 Adventures Part 9: Windy City Blues https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13795/2014-adventures-part-9-windy-city-blues https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13795/2014-adventures-part-9-windy-city-blues With only 2 days in the office to get ready, it was off to Chicago for another big medical conference. I don't recall exactly what day of the week it was, though I do remember feeling a little sleepy during dinner the first night. Let's start at about 4am at BDL, which can be quite busy at this hour Fri, 12 Jun 2015 00:10:03 GMT 2014 Adventures Part 8: Bringing Home the Roses https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13794/2014-adventures-part-8-bringing-home-the-roses https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13794/2014-adventures-part-8-bringing-home-the-roses With a few hours of sleep, I arrived in LA for a two day shoot for a new big project. Subject: Anesthesia. Destination: Pasadena. But first, it was into the belly of the beast (Burbank) to pick up some camera gear from VER. With the van loaded, and me behind the wheel (not a fan of driving in LA, bu Thu, 11 Jun 2015 23:57:37 GMT 2014 Adventures: Part 7 - Surgeons of the Caribbean https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13793/2014-adventures-part-7-surgeons-of-the-caribbean https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13793/2014-adventures-part-7-surgeons-of-the-caribbean I'll make this entry on behalf of two similar trips to the Dominican Republic. Some doctors we work with go to the DR a couple of times a year to provide cardiovascular advanced care to the local population. My role was to document some of these procedures for teaching purposes. On both of these tr Thu, 11 Jun 2015 23:46:49 GMT tracking the locking linking metadata to essence https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13792/tracking-the-locking-linking-metadata-to-essence https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13792/tracking-the-locking-linking-metadata-to-essence Within Avid, three pieces of metadata in each master clip, directing new DaVinci Resolve video essence with the "Relink Command" to point to the original Media Composer offline sequence metadata. One) "Frames Per Second Metadata" Two) "Timecode Metadata" - assigned to each frame Three) "Identifier N Tue, 09 Jun 2015 11:56:59 GMT