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, 28 May 2016 22:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net Ep 268 Hold the Door https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14292/ep-268-hold-the-door https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14292/ep-268-hold-the-door On this week's episode of The Harold & Maudecast's series, WE TALK THRONES, We talk Hodor! A moment of silence please, for our fallen friend. Episode 5 of Season 6 of Game of Thrones, "The Door" gives us Hodor's origin story, and it's awesome, in that way only Thrones can deliver. Also in Ep 268, Pe Thu, 26 May 2016 23:56:09 GMT Sing Street Movie Review 9.5/10 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14291/sing-street-movie-review-9510 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14291/sing-street-movie-review-9510 On this episode of Justice & Doom Movie Reviews we review the wonderful Irish Film, SING STREET, we loved this film! It is set in Dublin in 1985. In short, it's about a boy, who likes a girl, so he starts a band. It's a coming of age story beautifully written, directed and with stand out acting perf Thu, 26 May 2016 22:56:52 GMT video cadence subtraction: 29.97fps Source in a 23.976 fps Avid Project https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14287/video-cadence-subtraction-2997fps-source-in-a-23976-fps-avid-project https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14287/video-cadence-subtraction-2997fps-source-in-a-23976-fps-avid-project Clean frames, artifact free, progressive video please. The Avid user ingests, creates Master Clips in the Avid Bin. Precision video control, tapeless video cadence removal. Maintain audio and video sync. All it takes is a clean cadence with proper cadence start and then configure the Master Clip in Tue, 24 May 2016 07:02:25 GMT does the Avid care about your video? Yes, unless you want to use it for a file upconvert SD interlac https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14286/does-the-avid-care-about-your-video-yes-unless-you-want-to-use-it-for-a-file-upconvert-sd-interlaced https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14286/does-the-avid-care-about-your-video-yes-unless-you-want-to-use-it-for-a-file-upconvert-sd-interlaced Mixed Raster Dimension Width and Height Sizes as Original Tapeless Sources seems common place in the video reconforms. Here are some preparing tools using the Avid Bin and ingested master clips that I thought might be helpful to share. These are the video ingests steps done in the Bin on the Master Mon, 23 May 2016 23:29:15 GMT space between us, Resolve & Avid reconform metadata to video essence camera originals or MXF OP-Atom https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14285/space-between-us-resolve-avid-reconform-metadata-to-video-essence-camera-originals-or-mxf-opatom https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14285/space-between-us-resolve-avid-reconform-metadata-to-video-essence-camera-originals-or-mxf-opatom Enjoy the advantage of every rich feature set both Resolve and Avid have to offer the artist. Control the Output with a Clean AAF, EDL & ALE. Attempting to standardize tapeless reconforms? This is part of how I have ultimate tapeless reconform control with both Avid & Media Composer. Maybe this is h Mon, 23 May 2016 19:51:26 GMT video cadence addition: 23.976 fps Sequence in a 29.97 fps Avid Project https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14284/video-cadence-addition-23976-fps-sequence-in-a-2997-fps-avid-project https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14284/video-cadence-addition-23976-fps-sequence-in-a-2997-fps-avid-project The video cadence maintained throughout the duration of the entire program, continuous 2:3 video cadence, the standard choice that I am aware of for the progressive video at 23.976 fps to playback interlaced video at 29.976 fps if desired. 1) create 23.976 fps Avid Media Composer Project 2) ingest t Sun, 22 May 2016 17:13:14 GMT List Tool with Media Composer: EDL Metadata Pulled as https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14282/list-tool-with-media-composer-edl-metadata-pulled-as https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14282/list-tool-with-media-composer-edl-metadata-pulled-as EDLs, AAFs, ALEs, depending upon supported for the rich feature-set-path-direction, a true key unlocking doors that the user might desire. If the available Metadata is present, presenting, some of the available Metadata locations for Parallel Redundant Metadata Activities that I consider part of Rec Fri, 20 May 2016 05:57:43 GMT Media Composer Sharing Settings as an XML https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14281/media-composer-sharing-settings-as-an-xml https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14281/media-composer-sharing-settings-as-an-xml Sharing Media Composer Settings user settings project settings site setting These days with Avid Media Composer v8.4, if someone would like to share settings, this is what I have been doing. Settings can be buggy so the user should be aware to test out and make sure one is getting the desired result Fri, 20 May 2016 05:28:09 GMT Perfect Pull List https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14280/perfect-pull-list https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14280/perfect-pull-list Perfect Pull List Making a source pull list for online batch-digitizing. "The application crashes and/or there are too many tapes on the list and missing a bunch of tapes that should be on that list?" is something I am asked to help with when there is a problem. I get asked what are some steps to ge Fri, 20 May 2016 05:12:46 GMT merge ALE metadata with a tape name of 32 characters https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14279/merge-ale-metadata-with-a-tape-name-of-32-characters https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14279/merge-ale-metadata-with-a-tape-name-of-32-characters merge ALE metadata with a tape name of 32 characters ALE Merge with Avid Log Exchange A choice of using the ALE file to preserve metadata from Media Composer offline master clips and have it match linked Resolve essence in the Avid bin for online master clips. In Media Composer, one selects the mast Fri, 20 May 2016 05:05:21 GMT command the consolidate for media management https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14278/command-the-consolidate-for-media-management https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14278/command-the-consolidate-for-media-management I have been on "a quest of understanding what Avid Media Composer metadata is embedded into the MXF OP-Atom Media File". Obtained information from that victorious quest. Presenting, the Avid Consolidate command. Any edited Master Clip Metadata as appears in the bin, if that sidecar metadata is suppo Fri, 20 May 2016 03:09:47 GMT 3 Steps to find the Media Offline in the Sequence right before you output https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14277/3-steps-to-find-the-media-offline-in-the-sequence-right-before-you-output https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14277/3-steps-to-find-the-media-offline-in-the-sequence-right-before-you-output This is super fast for finding exactly where the media offline file lives in that hour long 8 video layered Avid Sequence loaded in the Record Monitor. This is super great to do before creating the deliverable to make sure all of the media is online before starting output/export!!! 3 Steps to find t Fri, 20 May 2016 02:56:41 GMT Game Review: Michonne Ep 3 "What We Deserve" https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14276/game-review-michonne-ep-3-what-we-deserve https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14276/game-review-michonne-ep-3-what-we-deserve Fri, 20 May 2016 02:02:09 GMT avid please open the folder for me to drag my Avid native MXF OP-Atom media into https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14275/avid-please-open-the-folder-for-me-to-drag-my-avid-native-mxf-opatom-media-into https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14275/avid-please-open-the-folder-for-me-to-drag-my-avid-native-mxf-opatom-media-into Finding the native Avid folder location to place the MXF OP-Atom Media Files can be super fast and friendly. If there is ever a question of what folder structure the Avid is using when creating the media databases for mxf links to master clips. Here is a quick way for the answer. Sit back and drive Thu, 19 May 2016 21:17:29 GMT If one wants to see the embedded metadata https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14274/if-one-wants-to-see-the-embedded-metadata https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14274/if-one-wants-to-see-the-embedded-metadata If one wants to see the embedded metadata in a media file. If the mxf op-atom files has never been in the project before, import the media database. The default embedded metadata will appear in the bin. View the embedded metadata in the Avid MXF OP-Atom Media File. 1) In the Avid, click on the "Clea Thu, 19 May 2016 21:14:17 GMT save time in online "a strategic way to use Avid for tapeless color correction and online" https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14273/save-time-in-online-a-strategic-way-to-use-avid-for-tapeless-color-correction-and-online https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14273/save-time-in-online-a-strategic-way-to-use-avid-for-tapeless-color-correction-and-online save time in online "a strategic way to use Avid for tapeless color correction and online" save 40 hours of Avid media management to get the Avid into this metadata state reconform with or with-out handles for every edit the computer will relink the sequence to master clips with less technical suppo Thu, 19 May 2016 19:27:07 GMT We Talk Thrones S6X4 - Reunited and it Feels So Good https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14272/we-talk-thrones-s6x4-reunited-and-it-feels-so-good https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14272/we-talk-thrones-s6x4-reunited-and-it-feels-so-good Epic and satisfying episode this week on Game of Thrones, Season 6, Episode 4 "The Book of the Stranger". Finally, a moment we've been waiting for - Starks Reunite! Sansa shows up at Castle Black just as Jon Snow is about to leave in a torched huff (I did my best and they murdered me, wah). Meanwhil Wed, 18 May 2016 00:05:14 GMT command avid media composer relink command, with davinci resolve 12.3 example video relink document https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14271/command-avid-media-composer-relink-command-with-davinci-resolve-123-example-video-relink-document-pa https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14271/command-avid-media-composer-relink-command-with-davinci-resolve-123-example-video-relink-document-pa Avid Media Composer Relink Command Window, under the words "Source Name", selecting second option down of "Tape Name or Source File Name" will direct Media Composer Application to Pull Populated Metadata in both the Avid Bin Column Headings "Source File" and "Tape" for Master Clip Identifier Metada Tue, 17 May 2016 05:25:46 GMT Game Review - Michonne Ep 2: Give No Shelter https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14270/game-review---michonne-ep-2-give-no-shelter https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14270/game-review---michonne-ep-2-give-no-shelter Welcome to Confession of a Basement Dweller Game Reviews! Jake Essoe reviews the second installment of the Telltale Games Mini-Series "The Walking Dead: Michonne". Take a listen to his in depth review of the game play as well as some useful hints. Enjoy! Game Review - Michonne Ep 2: Give No Shelter Mon, 16 May 2016 21:15:16 GMT EP 267 Game of Captains https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14289/ep-267-game-of-captains https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14289/ep-267-game-of-captains This week on Ep 267 of The Harold & Maudecast, "Game of Captains" we review Game of Thrones, Season 6, Ep 3 also our movie review of Captain America: Civil War and our preview of Summer 2016 upcoming moves. Listen now! EP 267 Game of Captains Republished by Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe Sun, 15 May 2016 00:56:04 GMT