After the death of yet another printer used by VTLP I learned some things that might be of help to others using CIS inks. I received an “end of the life printer head error” that went away and shortly later got an “end of life ink pad” error. The printer just cleaned the heads so much it filled the ink pads inside the printer that catch extra ink.
It would seem to me that I could replace the ink pads as they only cost twenty dollars, however; it was reaching the “end of the print head” so spending any more money and time would be foolish.
Here is the takeaway of what I learned, the printer repair shop said if you use CIS inks they are runnier and you create a lot more drainage from head cleanings. This, of course, ends your print head life faster. Since buying brand ink would be more expensive, I would still use CIS inks but follow these recommendations: Continue reading
Kevin P McAuliffe demos the new waveform sync in Media Composer 8.5. You can take all the cameras and group link by selecting the new waveform sync. This is just like the Plureyes product and will allow you to move quickly into multi cam editing.
After an accident having my Tota blown over in the wind I was never able to figure out what got damaged. I have power in both the sockets but can not make the bulb light up. I was about to look for a used socket but after doing some research I found that you can buy a new socket assembly for $15 with shipping.
Recently I asked two questions on the Avid Media composer forum of problems I have been having I am sure many others editors will run across.
First problem was trying to move a clip down the timeline to line up with the audio track. The answer was to select the clip and then use the keys “M” & “/” to tap the clip into position.
Second was deleting an effect between two dissolves, Media Composer likes to delete the transition first before the effect. Answer is to select the clip first and then delete the effect. You can use the segment mode with either the overwrite or the splice in tool.
I have been thinking of buying into New Blue Titler especially with the discount on my account page however I remembered BCC 10 came out with Studio Titler which after examining looked a lot like Boris Red FX.
Douglas Bruce the maker of so many tutorials on Boris Red FX reminded me that a lot of what I see in the demos of these products we can make right in Boris Red FX. Here is what he has to say. Continue reading
So I’m reading this review by Kevin P McAuliffe about New blue Titler Pro 4 and he says,
“Avid Media Composer editors are in an interesting time right now. We are editors without titling, assuming we’re working in larger than HD projects. As we know, the Title Tool and Marquee have not been updated yet, so we’re looking for alternatives.”