Archive for the ‘Linux’ Category

Lightworks for Avid and Final Cut Editors

Icon Written by rower on December 7, 2013 – 8:05 am

Final Cut, Avid and Adobe Premiere have a new editing competitor By Robin Rowe HOLLYWOOD, CA ( 2013/12/7 – Lightworks is the editing system used by Martin Scorsese’s editor Thelma Schoonmaker. In fact, she was practically the only user Lightworks had for some time. Old-timers will recall that Lightworks was the most popular editing system […]

Building FFMBC/FFMPEG on Mac OS X Lion

Icon Written by rower on January 26, 2012 – 7:43 pm

FFMBC is the broadcast version of FFMPEG that transcodes HDV to Apple ProRes for Final Cut By Robin Rowe HOLLYWOOD, CA ( 2012/1/26 – If you have MTS or M2T files, that is, raw HDV, you can’t use them in Final Cut without converting them first to something Final Cut understands like Apple ProRes or […]

Capture HDV in Linux using dvgrab

Icon Written by rower on November 5, 2011 – 10:33 pm

Linux can be the best way to capture HDV tapes By Robin Rowe HOLLYWOOD, CA ( 11/5/2011 – Final Cut has issues capturing HDV tapes. Sometimes it cuts up your video into a series of little files instead of capturing the whole tape as one as we want. What seems to happen is Final Cut […]

Linux: Adding a Swap File

Icon Written by rower on October 24, 2011 – 3:38 pm

Add a Linux swap file to improve system performance By Robin Rowe HOLLYWOOD, CA ( 10/24/2011 – If your Linux box freezes with a lot of tabs open in your web browser, a swap file may help. It used to be you had to dedicate a partition to swap, but now you can create a […]

Building FFMPEG on Mac OS X

Icon Written by rower on October 2, 2011 – 7:03 pm

Download the source code and make FFMPEG to convert MPEG, DV, and Quicktime files on your Mac By Robin Rowe HOLLYWOOD, CA ( 10/2/2011 – FFMPEG is command line tool that converts between various video formats such as MPEG, DV and Quicktime. We could do many of these tasks in QuickTime Pro software, but being […]

Making Mac OS X See a Linux SAMBA Printer

Icon Written by rower on September 20, 2011 – 7:05 pm

Set up your Linux box as a Windows share and make OS X see it By Robin Rowe HOLLYWOOD, CA (MovieEditor) 9/20/2011 – It can be tricky getting Mac OS X to see your Linux SAMBA printers and file shares. One obstacle¬† is the OS X System Preferences widget can be finicky, may not even […]

Making a USB Drive Do Mac, Windows and Linux

Icon Written by rower on August 6, 2011 – 7:05 pm

Move video files between operating systems without losing your mind By Robin Rowe HOLLYWOOD, CA ( 8/6/2011 – For moving large video files, a flash drive isn’t big enough or fast enough. Unless you have a crazy fast network, dragging the files across your LAN is not going to do either. For the editor on […]

Mac OS X Sharing a SAMBA Public Folder

Icon Written by rower on June 28, 2011 – 5:29 pm

How to make Mac OS X Tiger share a Windows SAMBA folder so you can copy files to your edit suite By Robin Rowe HOLLYWOOD, CA (MovieEditor) 6/28/2011 – Making Windows network shares available from your Mac workstation makes it simple for your team to copy files to a shared public folder on your drive.We […]

Make Snow Leopard See Windows and SAMBA Shares

Icon Written by rower on February 14, 2011 – 2:18 pm

Mac OS X upgrade leads to problems viewing Windows and Linux SAMBA shares, here’s the fix By Robin Rowe HOLLYWOOD, CA ( 2/14/2011 – Upgrading to Snow Leopard results in problems accessing Windows shares, giving the dreaded “Connection Failed” message.¬† A lot of users have encountered this problem and suggested many workarounds. Here’s what worked […]