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Working in the effects, film, video, and broadcast industries around the globe. en-us Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net VTR-Style selection: 1080p 59.94 to 1080i 59.94 Avid Media Composer Version 8.3 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13740/vtrstyle-selection-1080p-5994-to-1080i-5994-avid-media-composer-version-83 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13740/vtrstyle-selection-1080p-5994-to-1080i-5994-avid-media-composer-version-83 Avid sequence video playback for 1080p (progressive) 59.94 fps (frames per second) in a 1080i (interlaced) 59.94 fps (fields per second) Avid Project and what I am seeing in Avid Media Composer version 8.3 with "VTR-Style" "VTR-Style" selection with a "Field Motion" selection, the "Motion Effect Edi Mon, 23 Mar 2015 03:23:18 GMT Repairs made to WalterBiscardi.com Library https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13738/repairs-made-to-walterbiscardicom-library https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13738/repairs-made-to-walterbiscardicom-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 Avid Media Composer mixed frame rate relinking / everything relinking / AMA, file import, tapeless, https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13734/avid-media-composer-mixed-frame-rate-relinking-everything-relinking-ama-file-import-tapeless-batch-i https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13734/avid-media-composer-mixed-frame-rate-relinking-everything-relinking-ama-file-import-tapeless-batch-i Relinking "Master Clip(s)" with populated metadata in a user created custom column as the locking gear for relinking video essence with an Avid Bin. If master clips have the same two matching columns (one)"AUX TC2" metadata (usually populated with start timecode metadata) and a custom column like (t Sat, 14 Mar 2015 07:02:44 GMT Videoguys Tech Select HPz Workstations for Professionals https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13733/videoguys-tech-select-hpz-workstations-for-professionals https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13733/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. https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13732/nab-show-2015-tips-from-an-nab-convention-veteran-to-make-the-best-use-of-your-time https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13732/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 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13730/avengers-trailer-supercut https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13730/avengers-trailer-supercut Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:23:21 GMT How to Succeed in Shooting Pet Portraits https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13727/how-to-succeed-in-shooting-pet-portraits https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13727/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 Open Letter to Companies Exhibiting at the NAB Show https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13726/open-letter-to-companies-exhibiting-at-the-nab-show https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13726/open-letter-to-companies-exhibiting-at-the-nab-show (Or any trade show, for that matter.) Trade shows in all industries are notorious for being a spectacle with every vendor competing with the other to be the loudest, shiniest and sexiest. I'm writing to you -- any of you involved in the design, staffing or operation of a booth at the upcoming NAB Sh Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:18:13 GMT REEL RADIO NETWORK interview https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13725/reel-radio-network-interview https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13725/reel-radio-network-interview Sun, 01 Mar 2015 01:18:59 GMT Biscardi Creative Media Announces Plans to Move. Current Production Facility for Sale / Lease https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13722/biscardi-creative-media-announces-plans-to-move-current-production-facility-for-sale-lease https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13722/biscardi-creative-media-announces-plans-to-move-current-production-facility-for-sale-lease Biscardi Creative Media Announces Plans to Move. Considering Town Square / City Center Locations. Current Facility for Sale / Lease A new chapter is about to begin for Biscardi Creative Media. The current facility is up for sale or long term lease as we look to move the company in preparation for th Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:41:00 GMT Come to my Gender Equality Panel at NAB 2015! https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13719/come-to-my-gender-equality-panel-at-nab-2015 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13719/come-to-my-gender-equality-panel-at-nab-2015 I just realized I haven't formally invited the entire internet to a panel I'm helping to put together at this year's NAB Show. After reading my Sexism in Post article, Adobe reached out to see how they could help the visibility of women in the industry. Long story short, I've been working on this fo Thu, 12 Feb 2015 18:45:36 GMT FILMMAKER NUNO SA PESSOA https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13716/filmmaker-nuno-sa-pessoa https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13716/filmmaker-nuno-sa-pessoa Nuno Sá Pessoa, film director at Skookum Films, is a true global visual storyteller. Educated in Denmark, based in Portugal, and working extensively in Brazil and the United States, Sá Pessoa knows firsthand what it means to collaborate internationally.“Cinema, as any other art,” says Sá Pess Mon, 09 Feb 2015 20:52:08 GMT Happy 2015 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13710/happy-2015 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13710/happy-2015 Wow, I am way behind on updating this blog. It has been a little busy since, oh, this time last year. Here's a recent shot of me hard at work: And a 4k frame grab from the same shoot. Not shooting with a RED or anything, but just focusing on getting the best quality out of any situation. More to co Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:41:39 GMT Learn to "Dance" in 2015 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13709/learn-to-dance-in-2015 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13709/learn-to-dance-in-2015 When we rang in the New Year I suggested a Resolution for everyone in a very simple tweet: “For 2015, resolve to take a risk, something you’ve thought about but never thought you’d do. It’s fun.” Lee Ann Womack said it well in “I Hope You Dance.” “I hope you never fear those mountain Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:51:22 GMT FCPX On Air #11 - How to make multiple VimeoPro custom domain names EASILY https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13707/fcpx-on-air-11-how-to-make-multiple-vimeopro-custom-domain-names-easily https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13707/fcpx-on-air-11-how-to-make-multiple-vimeopro-custom-domain-names-easily Hey herd, If you use your custom domain name with Vimeo Portfolios, then you know it's kind of a pain because you have to create a unique a or cname record for each individual custom domain name you want for your portfolios, ultimately making the entire process problematic. Well, here's a quick tip Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:33:05 GMT Why the Academy Awards Matter for Gender Equality in Hollywood https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13693/why-the-academy-awards-matter-for-gender-equality-in-hollywood https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13693/why-the-academy-awards-matter-for-gender-equality-in-hollywood "I hadn't even heard of that movie until the nominations." "Oh, it's Oscar nominated? I'll have to see it." "I need to see all the best picture nominees before the Oscars are on!" How many times do you hear these things during awards season? All the time? And then also through the rest of the year? Fri, 16 Jan 2015 04:13:52 GMT Editing for Social Impact: How I Saved the San Gabriel Mountains https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13687/editing-for-social-impact-how-i-saved-the-san-gabriel-mountains https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13687/editing-for-social-impact-how-i-saved-the-san-gabriel-mountains (Okay, maybe the headline is a LITTLE strong, but I HELPED.) In the world of corporate video, the opportunity to make a positive impact on the world didn’t come around often for me. I know that’s not true for many people in the “corporate video” world, which is a general term I could use to Sun, 11 Jan 2015 21:36:12 GMT Photographer Trinette Reed https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13681/photographer-trinette-reed https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13681/photographer-trinette-reed “The unknown is where the good stuff happens,” says photographer Trinette Reed. “Not knowing what you are doing is an integral part of being a good artist.”Visual storytellers Trinette Reed and her partner Chris Gramly are commercial photographers who frequently contribute to the online Stor Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:25:55 GMT Resolve DPX files online Media Composer v8.2 & roundtrip Avid video mixdown MXF https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13672/resolve-dpx-files-online-media-composer-v82-roundtrip-avid-video-mixdown-mxf https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13672/resolve-dpx-files-online-media-composer-v82-roundtrip-avid-video-mixdown-mxf Media Composer v8.2 has DPX linking fun using an AMA-plug-in. Another uncompressed dream come true. People have been asking my advice on what to do when an Avid video mixdown is going to be used as a source for the DaVinci Resolve Application. I thought I would share my thoughts to help people with Sat, 29 Nov 2014 15:33:01 GMT Black Friday Sales Announced at Videoguys.com https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13669/black-friday-sales-announced-at-videoguyscom https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/13669/black-friday-sales-announced-at-videoguyscom Free Shipping and 5% Off all orders plus a free gift with purchase on orders over $500 now through Cyber Monday http://www.videoguys.com/VideoguysSpecials/This-Weeks-Special.aspx Glen Cove, NY – Videoguys.com has been one of the leading sources for video editing and production equipment for more t Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:40:30 GMT