Considered (by his wife and children) to be the most brilliant author in the universe, writer/producer Jeff Nelson has written and produced commercials, documentaries, TV movies, an NBC mini-series, and has authored two non-fiction books. Along with ... [more]
Considered (by his wife and children) to be the most brilliant author in the universe, writer/producer Jeff Nelson has written and produced commercials, documentaries, TV movies, an NBC mini-series, and has authored two non-fiction books. Along with his wife he operates VegSource.com, the most popular vegetarian website on the web. He also produces the annual Healthy Lifestyle Expo (HealthyLifestyleExpo.com).
May 30th 2002
Greater Los Angeles
Shift+N stopped working? by Jeff Nelson 1 year ago In the middle of a big project, where I could really use Shift N to make stills. Suddenly it's not working. Any ideas Thanks.
Re: Shift+N stopped working? by Tina Hedegaard 1 year ago Perhaps someone changed your keyboard settings. Try set to default Yours Sincerely Tina Hedegaard Editor Final Cut Pro 7 Media Composer 5.0 -5.5 Mac OS 10.6.7
multicam -- dissolves by Jeff Nelson 3 years ago Using multicam, have cut a show, want to make every cut into a dissolve. Can do it manually (takes a while). Is there a way to do this globally Thanks. FCP, Mac Pro, 5 gigs ram, 30" monitor, Decklink
Processed People: The Documentary The statistics are terrifying. Two hundred million Americans are overweight and 100 million are obese. More than 75 million Americans have high blood pressure. 24 mil
Cannot capture Channel 2 audio by Jeff Nelson 4 years ago On FCP 6, over the past month or so, I cannot capture Channel 2 audio. I set capture to record 2 channels mono. I'm capturing HDV from two different cameras, in both cases, I get only one mono channel
Re: Cannot capture Channel 2 audio by Jeff Nelson 4 years ago Problem seemed to have solved itself, shortly after. Can't recall what all I did in trying to scope this out, but it's working fine now. Sorry I can't be of help here.
Audio/Video track not connected by Jeff Nelson 5 years ago It used to be after capture when I would put a clip in the FCP timeline that the audio tracks and video would be "attached," so that when I move the video, the audio moves too, unless I unlinked them.
Apple templates -- jaggy video by Jeff Nelson 5 years ago Have seen some similar posts on a search, but no solution. I'm using some of the stock animated templates that come with DVD SP. Problem: When I put video in the drop zone and burn a DVD, the video in
Re: Apple templates -- jaggy video by Jeff Nelson 5 years ago Thanks, I did use a QT movie in the dropzone, with essentially the same results. Still trying to figure this one out.FCP, Mac Pro, 5 gigs ram, 30" monitor, Decklink HD
yo -- who can do a quick job for me? by Jeff Nelson 5 years ago I don't own Ultra, I'm on a Mac, but may need a quick shot using a couple of the "outdoor" sets, this one: http: www.seriousmagic.com products ultra virtualsets msl1VirtualSets.cfm set=outdoors I like
Good way to learn Motion? by Jeff Nelson 6 years ago I have FCP Suite and have never learned Motion. Is there a DVD set or some recommended way to learn how to use this program Thanks.
Re: Good way to learn Motion? by Noah Kadner 6 years ago The manual includes a pretty good tutorial intro, or you could sign up for Apple authorized training if it's available in your area. Noah Unlock the secrets of the DVX100 and Final Cut Pro! http: www.
How do I play an HDV file on my laptop? by Jeff Nelson 6 years ago I'm editing in FCP and put an HDV file on my son's Dell laptop. I hear sound, but don't see any picture. Where do I go to find, download and install an HDV codec that Quicktime would recognize and use
make mpeg2 with 1024x576 resolution? by Jeff Nelson 6 years ago Using compressor or mpeg streamclip, how can I get a custom frame size for an mpeg2 file I'm just seeing presets for mpeg2 (or in the case of mpeg streamclip, no mpeg2 option) for converting this file
Re: make mpeg2 with 1024x576 resolution? by Jeff Nelson 6 years ago Thanks, guys. This wasn't for DVD but simply to play a file on my computer out through an LCD projector, and I wanted to convert a 1080p file down to 1024x576, to match the resolution of the projector
Oops! Never mind! by Jeff Nelson 6 years ago I made an important discovery -- if you have your BNC cable plugged into the Composite OUT plug, it's going to do funky things! So I corrected, and plugged into the Composite IN plug in the Sony...and
how to burn a window dub in fcp? by Jeff Nelson 6 years ago Am capturing interview footage, want to then make a dub with visible timecode to send to the transcription house, which puts in timecode every 15 seconds from visual window burned code. What's the qui
Help! Weird render problem! by Jeff Nelson 7 years ago This is very strange. I'm using Premiere Pro 1.5, I have 2.0 and am waiting to upgrade until I'm finished with a couple things I'm working on. I am currently exporting to movie a couple things I edite
Re: Help! Weird render problem! by Jeff Nelson 7 years ago Thanks, Harm. Now I have a much better idea. Seems that I may not need to run this since, once I finish what I'm working on now (in canopus), I'll dump all footage off the machine, dump the storm card
weird premiere pro in long show by Jeff Nelson 7 years ago I have a show with a LOT of cuts, it's about 20 minutes now. In the last day, the thing which automatically snaps a piece of footage to another, and lines them up to adjacent pieces seems to have turn
How do they do it? by Jeff Nelson 7 years ago No, this isn't my reel, but it's VERY cool, see: http: www.riotmanhattan.com riotmanhattan index.php page=beforeafter_reel There are some amazing effects in there. I wonder how they did the smoothing
SDX900 -- some dumb questions by Jeff Nelson 7 years ago Hi guys: I'm renting an SDX900 on Friday to shoot a fair at my kids' school. It's a lot of booths and games and some performances, interviews with the kids and teachers, mostly exterior. Just wanted t
Demo reel -- first draft -- any comments? by Jeff Nelson 7 years ago Here's a reel I put together showing mostly commercial work. It's 12 minutes and has a couple of TV projects in it as well. 78 megs streamed at 768K. (Maybe I should put up a smaller file ) This isn't
Re: question re: tsunami by Jeff Nelson 8 years ago By the way, Dave, on this answer you gave -- I downloaded the trial version of Tsunami and the batch function is grayed out, so I guess if I'm going to do batch work I need to buy the full version. Ca
Hold Frame -- suddenly stops working?? by Jeff Nelson 8 years ago Editing something here this morning, took a shot where I want to hold on the first frame. Did it on one shot, but now won't do on another. Any idea why I've rebooted, in case something was messed up.
MAC advice by Jeff Nelson 8 years ago Okay, want to transition from Premiere Pro on a PC to FCP on a Mac, since I'm ready to get a new computer in any case. Question: which Mac to get Want to start playing with HDV, want to have a high en
Re: MAC advice by Harry Pallenberg 8 years ago Like Jeff said - not sure how much $ you want to spend & not sure what you really need this system to do. You say 'play' with HDV... Is this for Hobby Income How long do you need the computer to last
how to make a "play all" command by Jeff Nelson 8 years ago I set up several chapters and then made a playlist to play all of them. But I notice that while I can jump ahead through the chapter markers in each section, there's no way to jump to the next chapter
weird menu problem by Jeff Nelson 8 years ago Close to having finished putting it all together, rendered menus. I get first play just fine, then to main menu -- which plays for about 2 seconds -- and then suddenly stops and starts to repeat the s
Re: more detail on this strange problem by Jeff Nelson 8 years ago That's what I ended up doing, deleting it all and starting over, and it worked. Don't know why how it got stuck on that. But just recreated the menu and the problem disappeared. Thanks.
"DVD error - 27201" by Jeff Nelson 8 years ago Trying to burn a DVD 9 for kicks, see if I can actually burn something. Went through the build process and suddenly stopped, got an error message: Could not make the disk ready for writing (DVD error
FantasDICK allies by DICK 8 years ago well this isn't realy a demo reel, but i couldn't find a better forum to post. this is a amateur snowboard movie made by me and some friends of mine for a european amateur film contest called filmup (
What dolly recommend? Ideas? by Jeff Nelson 8 years ago Anyone have a good fairly portable dolly to recommend for a Z1 Something that travels fairly easily and can set up some track for I watched a docu on TLC the other day about the founding of Banff in C
Re: What dolly recommend? Ideas? by Jeff Nelson 8 years ago It's hard to say without knowing what the range is. I agree it could be good to have a board which discusses dollies, cranes, steadicams and various camera mounts. There are posts about this from time
DLT and DVD9 and ?? by Jeff Nelson 8 years ago I'm doing a project which will be the first time I've used DVD9. I have a few questions and am hoping someone with knowledge could advise me. First, the place where I'm having my duplicating done is g
Re: DLT and DVD9 and ?? by Jeff Nelson 8 years ago Thanks, Bill, for all that, including the tip on Dolby digital. Here's another question -- can you mix formats on a DVD Can I encode half my show in mpeg2 and then one other portion in mpeg1 Looking a
Stock music? by Jeff Nelson 8 years ago Tried on the music board, which is a bit slow at the moment, but anyone have suggestions for stock music sources Any you've tried and like Thanks.