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  • Well a year later…
    and I’m back with same issues.
    After updating to HighSierra (I had to, to get a 10Gb adapter to work) I’ve gone back to choppy hopeless playback in Premiere.
    And my 2012 iMac happily beating it.

    And no answer I can find directly talking about it.
    Last time a Premiere update fixed it. I guess I wait for another update. But High Sierra has been out for a while, and this laptop is 12months old. So its hardly the new kid on the block anymore.
    Very frustrating.

  • Hamish Boyd

    May 8, 2012 at 6:59 am in reply to: How does AVID handle image scaling?

    Hi all,
    first post in a long time, and its because of my recent journey to avid from final cut.
    This thread essentially answers the big question I’ve had to get resolved so thank you.

    So my next question is… what’s the workflow you use then?

    I’ve got a 15min edit of interviews on green screen all shot at fixed framing (med shot) at 1080p.
    Output will be most likely SD or 720p maximum.

    In the past I’ve cut in FCP, auto duck to AE with all my re-frames from FCP in tack and keyed and finished.

    whats industry practice for AVID if re-frames need to happen?

    Thanks for your help.

  • Hamish Boyd

    April 22, 2010 at 12:35 am in reply to: ATTN: Dave LaRonde

    I’ve had the 7D for about 4 months now, and have fallen in love with filmmaking all over again. It has inspired me more than any tool in recent years. It has also secured jobs for me from the work that I have shot from it. I’m am an editor who is now being offered DP roles from producers going… oh wow… can you do that for me?
    Is it the be all and end all? no of course not.
    But damn I’m loving what I see on my screen.

    The real deal for me though, was not that it could shoot video, it was that it was a stills camera that can shoot fantastic video. I missed my photography days as the expense meant I let go of it. Now I’m enjoying both again for a camera that cost me $3000!

    Are there technical issues. Sure. But hell before this I didn’t even own a camera worthy of any creative work. I hired cameras for given jobs if need be. All that ‘in between time’ was never used. Now its productive.

    Bottom line is this is just a tool but one that is allowing me to push creative looks that I haven’t been able to do as easily or as cheaply before. One more roadblock to just getting out there and producing amazing stuff has just melted away. Awesome.


  • Hamish Boyd

    September 7, 2009 at 9:06 pm in reply to: H.264 rendering, odd frame size

    Thanks for your reply,
    yeah been using compressor, but not happy with the results. Washed out.
    Same with exporting out of final cut.
    And the work around people talk of does nothing for me.
    But handy to know that AE’s H264 encoder isn’t up to it. Least its not me!

    Hadn’t thought of using MPGstreamclip for h264 encoding, I’ll give it a go.

    yeah lossless would be a better delivery for web guys, but its just a workflow issue as I’ll need to send all the clips to them via yousendit. High quality H264 seemed to be the best compromise.

  • This is the website you need to go to.

    we’ve used this service to stream live sport events.

    You can get a free account or pay for a pro account which we did. Really is a fantastic option.
    Don’t have time to run down on all the details but have a look around on the site.
    Its like a switching desk for live streaming. And has some really neat features, like live tickerstraps you can edit etc, switching between multiple feeds, an online storage so you can have a play list playing while your not live.

    We just connected firewire from the OB truck into livestream, and away you go. too easy.

  • Hamish Boyd

    June 13, 2009 at 2:05 am in reply to: OT: For those that care about WWDC

    Just wanted to put my name on the list of ticked off users.

    The express card slot on my 15″ is the most important function I have.
    Editing on location with AJA I/O, working on planes. I’ve never wanted to lug around a 17inch.

    As a pro user I want options. Telling me I now only have one laptop to choose from, that costs more is a good way of planting the seeds of doubt about a brand in dedicated users and supporters. That seems really dumb to me.

    Everyone one has different preferences over what they need. Trying to make everyone like only one choice just seems stupid.

    I hope my old macbook pro holds out long enough to see Apple correct this in future versions.

  • Hamish Boyd

    May 13, 2009 at 4:34 am in reply to: where to go? dub house in Toronto


  • Hamish Boyd

    May 6, 2009 at 12:15 am in reply to: If you can’t “stand” back pain, stand

    A mate of mine has this desk…

    motorized desk.. so he has the best of both worlds.
    He has a number of monitors on arms hanging off it and splits his day up from standing and sitting.

    Awesome piece of kit. Not sure where you get it in the states though.

  • Hamish Boyd

    March 2, 2009 at 3:02 am in reply to: Complex shadow from live action onto 3D logo

    Not a bad idea. Have worked with prop logo’s rather than post before.
    But knowing the client as I do, the more control I have in post the better.

  • Hamish Boyd

    February 26, 2009 at 2:23 am in reply to: Complex shadow from live action onto 3D logo

    Thank you both for your quick replies… very helpful.

    Scott, looking at your reel (which has huge amounts of awesome in it by the way), was the promo for the simpsons/seinfield with the presenter in the red jacket all done on green screen? If so are the shadows you have on the floor from him re-created or are they drawn from the actual shadows?

    Thanks for your help.

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