Author Archives: Michiel Pilgram

BIG TC DISPLAY

Tools > Timecode Viewer The resizable Timecode Viewer makes reading current timecode very easy, particularly from a distance. By default, the Timecode Viewer displays the TC for either the Timeline/Canvas or the Viewer as well as the corresponding sequence name … Continue reading

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Quick Color Correct

For a quick color correct do this: 1. Window > Arrange > Color Correction (shows the scopes) 2. select all clips 3. drag Color Corrector 3-way on the clips 4. drag Broadcast Safe filter on (in that order!) 5. Set … Continue reading

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My editing notes updated again Wed Dec 7

Look for Mike’s Editing Notes. Latest update Wed dec 7

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Using Photoshop to resize images

-100% Rule: determine what the tightest framing of a picture will be without scaling the picture above 100% in FCP or AVID. Do this: -open the picture in photoshop -make the Info palette visible -set options to Pixels -select the … Continue reading

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Transcribing Windows & MAC

Download the free Express Scribe software on any windows or mac machine where you want to transcribe. It lets you playback at variable speed for easy transcribing. You can also use all kinds of USB pedals. Prep in FCP for … Continue reading

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Software recommendations Mac.

Other than your AVID or FCP application you need: Cyberduck FTP     OpenOffice.org Read and write Microsoft Office documents on edit systems, for reading and writing scripts, logs, etc. BB edit For text searches through multiple documents like scrips … Continue reading

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Pulling video from web pages.

When you need YouTube video’s or any other video’s from websites for editing. Do this: (for PC or Mac) 1. install the latest Firefox browser 2. install the Download helper add-on USE this link if you google it, you will … Continue reading

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TIMING & STORAGE

How long do certain postproduction workflows take. Using 2×3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon 2008 Mac-Pro. COMPRESSION: 90min same as source DNxHD-145, 1920×1080, 108GB to H264 640×380 1GB > 3hours EXPORT: Flatten 30 min DVCPRO-HD from a RENDERED! timeline >1/3 Realtime … Continue reading

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SCREENFLOW TIPS

Use Screenflow to capture a web page in action, including video playing on the page. Look for: ScreenFlow-Tutorial, Shortcuts and manual on the right. -For capture set your resolution temporarily to 1344×840 (in OSX System Preferences) This is to make … Continue reading

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Good Computer Habits

Pay attention when you look at 20-year-olds or experienced computer users. They usually use “secret” keystrokes that do things in 1 second that would take you minutes, and they seem to click the mouse less. If you want to become … Continue reading

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