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 Sun, 01 May 2016 19:00:00 GMT PHP Script Day Two: Editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Ok, if I'm being honest about this, Day Two was really a continuation of a very LONG day one. See I finished working last night about 6:30, then wrote the Day One blog, and then was preparing to go to bed around 11pm when I heard my phone chime that I had a text. A Producer on the west coast needed Fri, 29 Apr 2016 02:02:52 GMT NAB 2016: HP Z workstations HP was everywhere at NAB 2016. We met Mike Diehl, product manager for the z workstation. We asked him about what makes the z workstation the go-to PC for video professionals. His answer was quite interesting. He also talked about the new all-in-one Z1 G3 workstation. presented by mu Fri, 29 Apr 2016 01:00:30 GMT Day One: Editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5 At the recently completed NAB Show in Las Vegas, Blackmagic Design took the wraps off DaVinci Resolve 12.5. It really could be a Resolve 13 but they probably wanted to avoid that unlucky number. I’ve been predicting for over a year now that NAB 2016 would be the year this tool became a full fledge Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:15:41 GMT EP 265: Sounds Like Thrones Game of Thrones is back! Did we find out the fate of Jon Snow? Sorta. Did people die? Not sure. Was there nudity, violence? You betcha. Any justice? A little, for a brief moment. Were we sad? Yup. Were we left hangin? Oh yeah. Sounds like Thrones! This week we recap Season 6 Ep 601, The Red Woman, a Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:10:44 GMT NAB 2016: KeyFlow Pro, affordable asset management Keyflow Pro is one of those obvious piece of software you wish always existed. It's seems so obvious and easy to use that you feels like you've been using it forever. Keyflow Pro is a personnal asset manager with great scalability. It's interface looks like a mix between iTunes and Final Cut Pro X. Mon, 25 Apr 2016 20:43:27 GMT AJA NAB 2016 - Interview Nick Rashby Mon, 25 Apr 2016 04:57:39 GMT Adobe Interview NAB 2016 - Patrick Palmer Jake Essoe, Co-Host of of the Harold and Maudecast sits down with Patrick Palmer, Senior Product Manager, Professional Video and Audio at Adobe, to discuss how Adobe’s new NAB developments help Editors find that sweet spot between multi-applications and truly Integrated Workflows. Proxy Workflows Mon, 25 Apr 2016 04:45:57 GMT metadata relink to video essence and little import video of DaVinci Resolve version 12.3.1 Generated Avid Media Composer Relink Command Window, under the words "Source Name", selecting the second option down "Tape Name or Source File Name", looks for populated metadata under the Avid Bin Column Headings "Source File" or "Tape" for Master Clips. Metadata Match connect video essence rules include FPS Mon, 25 Apr 2016 04:20:45 GMT NAB 2016: Pro Tools 12.5 and new collaborative tools We paid a visit to AVID at NAB 2016. There were showing the new collaboration mode in Pro Tools 12.5. In addition to enable multiple musicians to share a session through the new cloud service, this updates integrates new communication tools. présenté par musique: gra Mon, 25 Apr 2016 00:46:44 GMT #MCS EP10: Use and create project templates in Resolve 12 This is a tric that could help you save a lot of time while creating project in Resolve 12. In this episode, Mathieu Marano shows you how you can create and use template project in Resolve so that you can keep these parameters from project to project: Framerate Resolution Project settings Media Bin Sun, 24 Apr 2016 01:19:37 GMT NAB 2016: AJA, HDbaseT and IP video We were at NAB 2016 and met with Bryce Button of AJA. We asked him to explain why AJA is betting on HDbaseT and IP video. In this short video he explains the difference between these 2 ways of transporting HD and 4K video. This might get in you edit room sooner than you think. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 18:54:58 GMT Nine Lives Trailer VFX Done In FCP X A couple weeks ago I posted about some 2k VFX – 3 screen replacements – I had created in FCP X for an unnamed trailer. Well, the trailer is out so I wanted to let you all take a look. To be clear, while I had cut another version of the trailer in X, it was not chosen to finish. This fina Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:53:16 GMT #MCS EP09: Create proxies for collaboration in Premiere Pro CC 2015 There are a couple reasons you’d want to create proxies in Premiere Pro CC 2015: to send a project to an editor through a web upload service, to work on a underpowered station or simply to convert 6K footage to HD work files. In this 9th episode of My Canadian Studio, Éric St-Martin shows Mathieu Thu, 14 Apr 2016 13:10:07 GMT N.A.B. FCP X & Me. Oh, Hi! Going to NAB? Want to go to NAB? If you’re there, I’ll be blabbing about FCP X at a little FCP Exchange presentation on Tuesday at 2:30. Stop by and heckle! Bring your FCP X hating friends! Fun! Wed, 13 Apr 2016 23:16:30 GMT The Women in Post PR List: No More #AllMalePanels Did you know the #allmalepanel is such a common phenomenon that a UN organization is urging its employees (and 8,500 member organizations like Coca-Cola and Cisco) to stop participating in them? “There is no shortage of qualified women," says executive director Lise Kingo. The post production indu Sun, 10 Apr 2016 06:23:18 GMT EP 263: PeePee City Recovered from the Season 6 Finale of The Walking Dead yet? Didn't think so. We share your need for continuing therapy, stayin up nights thinking of ways Superman or other members of the Justice League could have swooped in and taken care of Negan for us all. Oh well #multiverse. We recap the episod Sat, 09 Apr 2016 16:45:03 GMT What to do with your short film after you're done making it Thu, 07 Apr 2016 01:01:41 GMT WITNESS TO HISTORY 1908 was a big year for the world; the automobile found its way to the masses through the invention of the assembly line, created by Henry Ford. Not only did the mass-production line bring affordable prices, it also created the middle class.  We’re in much the same birthspace; UAV/Drones are Wed, 06 Apr 2016 20:54:41 GMT #MCS EP08: connected timeline & timeline versioning in Autodesk Flame The latest version of Autodesk Flame as a very neat feature for anybody who has to deal with many version of a timeline like it often happens in commercial sessions. The Connected timeline will help the editor to propagate any change applied to a single shot to any other instance of this shot in the Tue, 05 Apr 2016 17:55:42 GMT ACORN TV: Compression Issues Abound My wife and I signed up for the free 30 day trial subscription to Acorn TV but couldn't make it a few days before turning off our account and being done with it. We even uninstalled the app from our system. Why? While we like to explore television from other countries of the world, we like to see a Mon, 04 Apr 2016 22:47:00 GMT