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by ADBest
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Show reel formats
Replies: 8
Views: 2001

Re: Show reel formats

Thanks John for your comment. It adds grist to the mill. Your statement that you are ‘not sure what the question is’, is perhaps the most revealing and probably the result of my mixing problems and solutions in the same post. (Sorry for the delay in thanking contributors but I had given up on making...
by ADBest
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Show reel formats
Replies: 8
Views: 2001

Re: Show reel formats

We are deep in discussion at my club on the general question of movie presentation and file formats. Perhaps the subject is too elementary for the audience here but we do need to get it sorted out and agree a common approach so I would appeal to those who have a better understanding of the subject t...
by ADBest
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Show reel formats
Replies: 8
Views: 2001

Show reel formats

Other clubs will no doubt have experienced the same problems and I would be grateful to receive their comments on my reading of the situation. With club members shooting in Standard Definition, HD1080p and HD1080i, (and even 4K), the club needs a policy to advise members on the format in which they ...
by ADBest
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Bluff Titler & Direct X 11
Replies: 1
Views: 1024

Bluff Titler & Direct X 11

I have used Bluff Titler for several years and a couple of days ago decided to upgrade in order to take advantage of a number of very attractive templates. This is not a cheap system, (about £50 for the upgrade and one set of templates), and I write to warn others who may fall into the same trap. I ...
by ADBest
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: mpeg2 and transparency
Replies: 4
Views: 1740

Re: mpeg2 and transparency

The Chroma key solution worked fine - but it's a bit of a work-around.
If I stumble on an elegant solution I'll share it.

Thanks for your suggestion.
by ADBest
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: mpeg2 and transparency
Replies: 4
Views: 1740

Re: mpeg2 and transparency

Thanks Tim I have had a similar problem when importing stills with transparency. I know that there are several formats, including .psd, that will retain transparency but I don't know the equivalent video format. Premiere has 23 different 'export media' options but I don't know which, if any, will re...
by ADBest
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: mpeg2 and transparency
Replies: 4
Views: 1740

mpeg2 and transparency

Having tried very hard to solve the following problem myself I am hoping that someone will point out where I am going wrong. I am using Adobe Premiere CS5.5. I wish to create a graphic, (of simulated smoke), by defining the shape of the smoke envelope, copying it and then painting, (in Photoshop), t...
by ADBest
Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Card File Names
Replies: 4
Views: 2888

Re: Card File Names

Batch renaming in Windows Explorer is possible.

See http://www.howtogeek.com/111859/how-to- ... ple-files/

The Explorer method will do for me.

Arthur Best
by ADBest
Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Card File Names
Replies: 4
Views: 2888

Re: Card File Names

Hi Col Thanks for your early reply. I have read your sticky and now remember that I have read it before. A great deal of it passes way over my head – but some of it sticks. I don’t consider my work of sufficient importance that the world would be significantly worse off if I lost the lot. My main ai...
by ADBest
Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Card File Names
Replies: 4
Views: 2888

Card File Names

I am getting down to work on video captured from the card on my Panasonic HC-X920 and I’m working on several projects simultaneously. This has raised a number of questions which I am sure have been asked and answered before and I would be very grateful if someone could save me a great deal of trial ...
by ADBest
Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Adobe Creative Cloud
Replies: 3
Views: 2358

Re: Adobe Creative Cloud

Thanks. I've un-installed it.

Arthur
by ADBest
Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Adobe Creative Cloud
Replies: 3
Views: 2358

Adobe Creative Cloud

I have recently downloaded updates for my Adobe CS5 applications and find that, (somehow), I have acquired ‘Adobe Creative Cloud’. This doesn’t appear to do anything useful but I thought I had better check before I uninstall it. It regularly nags me to install updates but I remain uneasy as to how I...
by ADBest
Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Firewire and Windows 7
Replies: 10
Views: 3513

Re: Firewire and Windows 7

Hi everyone Just to complete the story. Have purchased and installed the following firewire card:- PCI FIREWIRE 400 CARD - IEEE1394a - TEXAS INSTRUMENTS - TI SINGLE CHIPSET This was recognised by Premiere immediately but just to be safe I followed Chrisk's advice and installed the Legacy driver. Cap...
by ADBest
Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Firewire and Windows 7
Replies: 10
Views: 3513

Re: Firewire and Windows 7

Thanks Chris Nothing is ever quite straight forward with computers. I have had a look at 'Device Manager' and there is no mention of the 'IEEE 1394 bus host controller', even after looking at all the sub-menus. My computer is unstable at the moment and, having previously struggled for weeks to sort ...
by ADBest
Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Equipment and Technical Issues
Topic: Firewire and Windows 7
Replies: 10
Views: 3513

Re: Firewire and Windows 7

Thanks everyone.

That's Texas Intsruments and Billy Elwood. I'll try both.

Arthur