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 Wed, 07 Oct 2015 08:00:00 GMT PHP Script scott freeman's original art I have been attempting to create art pieces by drawing and painting two different compositions. a spiral in the upper right or left that basically repeats outward. a hallway horizontally centered with a base either upper or lower vertically repeating outward. I have drawn many imagination inspired p Sun, 04 Oct 2015 01:57:11 GMT perfect pull list Steps to create an online Symphony source pull list for batch capturing from tape. (The list of sources to appear in a bin.) From offline to online, only the tapes needed please. Step 1) Duplicate the "Master Online Sequence" into a new bin. (On a Macintosh hold down the "option" key, and while hold Sun, 04 Oct 2015 00:04:35 GMT move mxf media from one avid to another MXF files created on a different Media Composer arrives on a client drive and are now needed. I work with shared and non-shared storage solutions when using Media Composer and I let the Avid tell me where the mxf media files need to go. Unity and Non-Unity have different name conventions, and this t Sat, 26 Sep 2015 21:13:41 GMT 29.97 fps play as 23.976 fps: cadence removal In Avid Media Composer: 29.97 fps Master Clip, the "Field Motion", and a 23.976 frames per second project. 2:2:2:4 cadence: In the Avid Bin, assign the Master Clip(s) "Progressive" by clicking under the "Field Motion" column. 2:3:3:2 cadence: In the Avid Bin, assign the Master Clip(s) "2:3 Film" by Thu, 17 Sep 2015 02:04:12 GMT quality vs time vs cost, when using a computer you can have all three!!! save time in the online quality vs time vs cost, when using a computer you can have all three!!! With computer automation save time in the online/finishing sessions!!! I have been saying this for 20 years, if we can have more computer automated tasks done, that saves precious time for creating the art, thus getting artistr Fri, 11 Sep 2015 23:05:40 GMT making a deliverable with blur effects: avid technical note workflow solution? In a time-crunch to make that televsion episode deliverable, and when using a computer, time is on our side. If ever given the choice to travel at light speed, that is when I will choose a computer to drive!!! A computer environment, all work should be saved, backed-up to three locations. Work shoul Fri, 11 Sep 2015 01:16:43 GMT Media Offline in Sequence, Find Now Step 01: Go to the Timeline Fast Menu > Clip Text > and activate Media File Names For any clip with media, the Avid displays the media file name. Any clip without media, the Avid displays Media Offline. Step 02: "Command+F (mac) / CTRL+F (windows)", the Avid "Find" window appears. In the "Find" wind Sun, 06 Sep 2015 06:59:53 GMT The Art of Predicting the Metadata Match of Three: one piece of the metadata puzzle for both externa Offline Editorial Avid Sequence Metadata linked to Online Avid video MXF media files for round-trip arrives from the client on a storage device. People ask me how does the Avid embed a "Reel Name" into the mxf media files for the round-trip? Here is my answer!!! This is one of those metadata things 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