Creative COW Blogs 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 Sat, 30 May 2015 14:00:00 GMT PHP Script Tech Update: DIY 11 & System Recommendations for Video Editing We’ve published two new articles on our website that we hope Creative COW members will want to read and bookmark. Our latest DIY build is DIY 11 and it is a creaming fast machine capable of 4K work. Our recommended systems page has been updated to include all the latest guidance for buying and con Wed, 20 May 2015 14:59:57 GMT 59.94p master clip in a 59.94i media composer project -> with the Avid Field Motion Column Selection for 59.94 progressive video playback in a 59.94 interlaced video project is defined by the "Field Motion" column. Master clips live in an Avid bin, if the user brings up the "Field Motion" column in the Bin, one can click under the "Field Motion" column and make a selection. Here is what Mon, 11 May 2015 03:12:43 GMT Stepping into the Surgeon's Eyes The First Precept for Shooting Outstanding Surgical Video Some years ago I was involved in the discovery and planning stages of a series of surgical video projects that were going to be created for and by the entire University of California ten-campus healthcare system. The essence of the project w Thu, 07 May 2015 06:31:53 GMT Roundabout synchronize of AV for multi cam edits: Premiere and Audition Premiere... ...Audition... ...They do work together. However, Audition often works on the input for the beginning, or on the audio mix for the end of an edit. By that, I mean it usually creates a single mix to use in Premiere, or it allows you to clean up the audio from a video file, rendering the a Sun, 03 May 2015 04:40:50 GMT And then I moved to Los Angeles... So, uh, I moved to LA, you guys. Let’s back up a couple decades. When I was a kid, I read a lot of books that dealt with shy homebodies that took adventures out of their comfort zones for heroic or accidental reasons, or sometimes both. It’s a pretty standard trope a lot of people enjoy. The fir Sat, 02 May 2015 05:38:53 GMT Teaser Trailers and Posters Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:16:50 GMT automatic cadence removal 2:2:2:4, 2:3:3:2, 2:3:2:3 play as 2:2:2:2: five interlaced frames becomes Set-up "automatic cadence removal" using an interlaced video frame, both a "field 1" and a "field 2" to create "1" progressive video frame and on and on. I have been wanting to do this for a file. 29.97fps plays at 23.976fps at highest quality from source files on storage device. Make each progress Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:17:22 GMT NAB Diary: Dust Storm Today was an uncharacteristically windy day in Vegas. The wind created a dusty, almost foggy late afternoon that sent everyone running to the nearest cab or shuttle as they left the convention center for the day. Which is an oddly appropriate metaphor for the way product development seems to be happ Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:51:12 GMT NAB Diary: Be Nice Yesterday was the first day of the 2015 NAB Show, and appropriately enough I got too busy to write a blog. In fact, I fell asleep in front of my laptop. That pretty much sums up NAB for most people. Especially if they're me. (To my credit, it was well after midnight, and I'm from the east coast. I'm Tue, 14 Apr 2015 22:41:38 GMT NAB Diary: Pre-show Observations I spent half of my day at the convention center and the other half aggressively socializing with the entirety of the online post production community. Because of this, I have some observations to make on this NAB Eve. 1. Blackmagic Design has some interesting stuff to announce, and we know this beca Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:58:41 GMT NAB Diary: Away to Vegas Fresh off a week of some of the craziest night shift hours I've ever worked, I'm desperately trying to gather myself together (with Bloody Marys applied liberally and responsibly) for an even crazier week ahead in Vegas where I'll again be covering the NAB Show with lots of blogs and articles. (Woo. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 15:50:18 GMT Reverse Motion Effect: preserve horizontal lines in an Interlaced Media Composer Project Curious about field 1 and field 2 predictable motion effects results with Avid Media Composer. From offline edit to online. From version of Symphony to version of Symphony. Various hardware input output devices. Let me see now to do a reverse motion effect for video. Making video play in reverse us Sat, 11 Apr 2015 06:01:58 GMT Finding my Adobe media cache files and clearing up space Ran out of disk space today and despite copying off 500GB of video projects, I was still horribly low on space. I suspected the cache from Premiere. To see the cache I had to "find" my library inside my user folder. To do this in OSX 10.9.5 When in Finder select GO menu then press and hold OPTION ke Wed, 08 Apr 2015 19:06:24 GMT Two Editors, One Adobe Premiere Pro Project File So I ignited a bit of a firestorm on social media a few days ago with a simple tweet. With Adobe Premiere, you cannot have two editors open the exact same project at the exact same time to work together. Premiere Pro has no way to merge the information between the two editors so whomever saves the p Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:34:26 GMT What is a Producer? Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:26:55 GMT Repairs made to Library For the past few weeks I’ve been informed by Members that videos in the Library are appearing with the locked “Private” icon from Vimeo. It’s taken me a few weeks to really dig in and investigate and it turns out this all stems from my cancellation of Vimeo Pro. It threw the entire privacy s Tue, 17 Mar 2015 23:37:42 GMT Videoguys Tech Select HPz Workstations for Professionals Videoguys’ Tech Select HP Workstations are custom-configured by our technicians to hit some great price points and still provide you with a machine that we strongly recommend. HP uses only the best components, and these workstations come optimized for digital content creation. They are easily exp Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:18:07 GMT NAB Show 2015: Tips from an NAB Convention Veteran To Make the Best Use of Your Time. The snow is finally starting to melt, well except in Boston, so that means it’s time for the annual National Association of Broadcasters convention.   I’ve gone so many times it’s more like a family reunion than a trade show anymore.  Here’s my 2015 edition of “Tips from an NAB Vetera Mon, 09 Mar 2015 11:39:31 GMT Avengers Trailer Supercut Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:23:21 GMT How to Succeed in Shooting Pet Portraits A number of photographers have taken to taking pet portraits. However, to succeed in this business, you need to have more than just a love of pets. Actually, it takes great skill, patience and tolerance to become the perfectly- professional pet photographer. Read on to learn more about how to succee Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:49:43 GMT