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 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 15:00:00 GMT PHP Script 2:2:2:4 or 2:3:3:2 or 2:3, play as 2:2:2:2 1080p/23.976 frames per second in Avid Symphony Getting master video source files that are 1080 progressive / 29.97 frames per second with a cadence of 2:2:2:4. 2:2:2:4 cadence sources upon playback do not look smooth. Every 4th frame getting duplicated making the 5th frame of video for the entire duration of the shot. Looks like a 2 frame strobe Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:17:22 GMT NAB Diary: Dust Storm Today was an uncharacteristically windy day in Vegas. The wind created a dusty, almost foggy late afternoon that sent everyone running to the nearest cab or shuttle as they left the convention center for the day. Which is an oddly appropriate metaphor for the way product development seems to be happ Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:51:12 GMT NAB Diary: Be Nice Yesterday was the first day of the 2015 NAB Show, and appropriately enough I got too busy to write a blog. In fact, I fell asleep in front of my laptop. That pretty much sums up NAB for most people. Especially if they're me. (To my credit, it was well after midnight, and I'm from the east coast. I'm Tue, 14 Apr 2015 22:41:38 GMT NAB Diary: Pre-show Observations I spent half of my day at the convention center and the other half aggressively socializing with the entirety of the online post production community. Because of this, I have some observations to make on this NAB Eve. 1. Blackmagic Design has some interesting stuff to announce, and we know this beca Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:58:41 GMT NAB Diary: Away to Vegas Fresh off a week of some of the craziest night shift hours I've ever worked, I'm desperately trying to gather myself together (with Bloody Marys applied liberally and responsibly) for an even crazier week ahead in Vegas where I'll again be covering the NAB Show with lots of blogs and articles. (Woo. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 15:50:18 GMT keeping track of all the horizontal lines: parameter "-100%" speed Avid Symphony 1080i/59.94 A reverse interlaced video motion effect, playing back the source file / ingested tape. Avid Symphony operator types in the parameter "-100 %" speed in the "Motion Effect Editor" tool. The 1080 horizontal lines make up 2 interlaced fields which would be 2 different moments in time recorded. Field 1 Sat, 11 Apr 2015 06:01:58 GMT Finding my Adobe media cache files and clearing up space Ran out of disk space today and despite copying off 500GB of video projects, I was still horribly low on space. I suspected the cache from Premiere. To see the cache I had to "find" my library inside my user folder. To do this in OSX 10.9.5 When in Finder select GO menu then press and hold OPTION ke Wed, 08 Apr 2015 19:06:24 GMT Two Editors, One Adobe Premiere Pro Project File So I ignited a bit of a firestorm on social media a few days ago with a simple tweet. With Adobe Premiere, you cannot have two editors open the exact same project at the exact same time to work together. Premiere Pro has no way to merge the information between the two editors so whomever saves the p Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:34:26 GMT What is a Producer? Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:26:55 GMT Repairs made to 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, 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 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. 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 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:23:21 GMT 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 (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 Sun, 01 Mar 2015 01:18:59 GMT 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! 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 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