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 Sat, 04 Jul 2015 17:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net 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: Avid Relink Pathway https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13792/tracking-the-locking-linking-metadata-to-essence-avid-relink-pathway https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13792/tracking-the-locking-linking-metadata-to-essence-avid-relink-pathway 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 How Long Should We Expect a Tape to Retain It's Data? https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13791/how-long-should-we-expect-a-tape-to-retain-its-data https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13791/how-long-should-we-expect-a-tape-to-retain-its-data Over in the Archiving and Backup-Up Forum, a question came up concerning expectable LTO tape longevity. Apparently there are a lot of folks out there making life expectancy claims that are not based upon any real use data. I'll try to visit what our real world, highly abusive QA lab sees in this pos Mon, 08 Jun 2015 17:38:56 GMT 3rd Emmy nomination for PETER JOHN ROSS and FRAMELINES! https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13789/3rd-emmy-nomination-for-peter-john-ross-and-framelines https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13789/3rd-emmy-nomination-for-peter-john-ross-and-framelines FRAMELINES and the Tech Tips just got a 3rd Emmy Nomination! Your faithful narrator has been humbled and honored to receive the nomination for a regional Emmy. The Tech Tips have been a passion project for me for the last few years. Making new ones and helping people learn filmmaking make me feel go Thu, 04 Jun 2015 19:17:01 GMT Tech Update: DIY 11 & System Recommendations for Video Editing https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13785/tech-update-diy-11-system-recommendations-for-video-editing https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13785/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 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13774/5994p-master-clip-in-a-5994i-media-composer-project-with-the-avid-field-motion-column https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13774/5994p-master-clip-in-a-5994i-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