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  • Bill Celnick

    November 11, 2021 at 11:17 am in reply to: Renaming video files on ingest

    In my work flow- which is primarily corporate or personal events, it’s rarely necessary once a project is finished to access the footage again – but, all of my footage and project files are saved off-line, and I can re-import and reopen if needed.

    I think when I do need to revisit older work, it’s more the final, or almost final masters I’m interested in, not the camera files.

  • Bill Celnick

    November 8, 2021 at 11:16 am in reply to: Renaming video files on ingest

    I don’t rename on ingest, but do so once within my Premiere project bin if necessary, and even then the original file name will be kept – for example MV11050 might become MV11050talk1.

    For my Sony camcorders, which label everything C001 etc, whether it’s different cameras or different cards same camera, it’s a must to rename, but within a project only.

  • Bill Celnick

    September 17, 2021 at 2:23 pm in reply to: Apple’s M1 chips – compatible?

    I bought a new Mac Mini with the M1 chip a few weeks ago as a secondary edit system to go along with my Puget Sound PC (2016) and Mac Pro from 2010 (which is basically obsolete).

    So far I’m very pleased – with Premiere, I’m finding renders and exports in some cases to be faster then my PC, and that has 64GB of ram. The negatives are that some of my plugins, such as Plural Eyes are not compatible, at least not yet.

    Now my Puget System cost me about $5500 back in 2016. The Mac Mini cost $1299 Not suggesting that it’s better – but for $1299 (I had keyboards, monitors, mice etc) I got a 2nd system that works almost as well, and for my simpler projects: conferences, seminars, etc, it gives me all I need.

  • Bill Celnick

    August 8, 2021 at 3:39 pm in reply to: If I get a new iMac can I salvage Premiere CS3?

    It’s time to leave CS3 behind – I know it’s tempting to stay with what you know, and of course, you don’t have to pay a monthly subscription fee, but unless you’re still producing VHS and DVD, it’s time to move on. Maybe FCP at a one time fee, or Resolve which is free are worth looking at.

    For myself I’m using Premiere 2019 on my older Windows system, and just installed 2021 on my new Mac Mini.

  • Bill Celnick

    July 31, 2021 at 12:18 pm in reply to: Anyone Editing PP with MAC Mini M1?

    PS: My final export is 1080P – 9GB file

  • Bill Celnick

    July 31, 2021 at 12:15 pm in reply to: Anyone Editing PP with MAC Mini M1?

    Hi Ashley

    I set my new Mac Mini M1 up yesterday and redid an edit of a project I did last week on my PC, and overall I’m very impressed. Although it’s on some levels apples to oranges, here are my set-ups, and impressions.

    The Mac:

    M1 16GB Ram, 1 TB Hard Drive, external Samsung SSD connected via bus-powerd hub.

    The PC: Puget Systems (2016)

    64 GB Ram, Geoforce 1070, ssd system drive, Seagate 7200 rpm Spindle drive -internal

    The edit:

    -a youth musical performance – 67 minutes shot with 4 cameras and external audio mixed in.

    -3 cameras shot 4K 2160 – h.264

    -1 camera – AVCHD 1080p

    -Within Premiere: no transcoding to another codec after ingest, no proxies created.
    Sequence settings AVC-Intra 1080p

    -Did not use multicam – directly placed all tracks on timeline

    -used cross dissolves for every transition – about 300 in total

    -reframed and rescaled much of the 4K footage

    -adjusted brightness and contrast minimally

    -applied a LUT via an adjustment layer to the whole timeline (applied after all other edits made)


    -timeline playback: at full resolution PC hung more than the mac, mac worked best at ¼ resolution

    Export: for our purposes we exported an h.264 file to Mediazialla’s recommended settings which is 1 pass 20 bit.

    The PC exported the file in 43 minutes, the Mac in 55 minutes. I’m fine with that considering the price tag.

    For me – the real test will come when I have a project that requires warp stabilization and Neat Video noise reduction – particularly Neat Video – it does a phenomenal job, but slows my renders and exports down considerably.

    Overall after 24 hours, I’m very happy with my purchase.

    I hope this helps.

  • Bill Celnick

    July 29, 2021 at 1:15 pm in reply to: Anyone Editing PP with MAC Mini M1?

    I actually have one on order – should be here sometime late today – assuming no issues setting up and downloading all the apps, hopefully I’ll do some testing this week-end.

    Most of my footage is 4K, cameras are Lumix S1, GH4, UX 90 and will be using a 2TB external SSD for my media files.

  • Bill Celnick

    July 29, 2021 at 9:22 am in reply to: Premiere thinks timeline is longer than it is

    If you do have a phantom track, possibly go in to Sequence > Settings > Delete Tracks > Delete Empty Tracks (for both audio and video)

    I’d presume a phantom track has no audio or video or it would not be phantom?

  • Bill Celnick

    July 6, 2021 at 8:51 pm in reply to: DVD Creation

    As I recollect from my DVD workflow on Mac – maybe 2008 or so, you’d create a Disc Image file in Encore or DVD Studio Pro, and possibly used Toast to burn it to disc.

    I think Toast had some very basic authoring functions, but, not positive on that.

  • Bill Celnick

    July 1, 2021 at 9:56 pm in reply to: DVD Creation

    There never was a direct way to create a DVD from the timeline – at least not that I was aware of…and Encore is long since discontinued as are most DVD authoring programs these days.

    Apple, Adobe etc have all but killed DVD production for us…too bad, as some of our clients still want them.

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