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 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:00:00 GMT PHP Script The Art of Finding the Metadata Match: Relink in Avid & Resolve with mxf media files Two-pieces of matching metadata where one is embedded into the mxf media file and used as the relinking gear in resolve and one is displayed in a column for the master clip and used as the relinking gear in Avid. For a video track, Avid Media Composer creates a Master Clip and a Source Icon name. Th Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:40:39 GMT AMA "Link to Media..." and then transcode, create sequence with transcode, and then relink back to t Step 01: Go to the "File Menu" and choose the "Link To Media..." command. Select a source file on the storage device. A master clip is created in the Avid Bin. Step 02: In the Avid Bin, click on the column heading titled "Name". The metadata in the "Name" column becomes selected for the master clip. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:50:46 GMT Introducing Postgenie, an Innovative a La Carte Approach to Post-Production Outpost Pictures introduces Postgenie(, a new web-based post-production tool that provides editors with customized shot cleanup and color grading right on the web -- no office visit necessary. Decreasing costs of hardware and software in the film industry have m Thu, 13 Aug 2015 15:29:32 GMT Sharing Avid Media Composer Settings These days with Avid Media Composer v8.4, if someone would like to share settings, it is as easy as... Step 01) In the "Project Window", click on the "Settings Tab". Step 02) While the "Project Window" is selected go to the "File Menu" and select "New Setting File". An "Untitled Setting" window appe Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:42:05 GMT The Creative Hub Atlanta is now Open. A Co-Op Workspace for Creatives from Biscardi Creative Media ‘The Creative Hub’ from Biscardi Creative Media Launches in Atlanta A Co-Op Creative Space Designed for Indie and Home Based Filmmakers August 4, 2015; Atlanta, GA; – The Creative Hub is now open in the Atlanta area bringing the co-op workspace to the digital creative industry. Targeted to th Wed, 05 Aug 2015 01:09:24 GMT merge ALE metadata with a tape name of 32 characters 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" 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) 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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