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Ken Summerall

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FCP TIMELINE @ 59.94_editing with mixed frame rate footage
by Scott Warren 3 years ago
Hello Everyone, I am working on a project where I have some mixed frame rate footage. My timeline is set up for 720p 59.94, which is based upon the same specs that the first batch of files that were g
Re: FCP TIMELINE @ 59.94_editing with mixed frame rate footage
by Ken Summerall 3 years ago
Dave, Dave LaRonde "My suggestion: grab a 23.98 clip, remove the pulldown (if necessary), and play it back in a 23.98 timeline as a test." Did you mean that he should take the 59.94 and conform it to
Monitoring via thunderbolt and minidisplayport to hdmi adapter to the Marshall V-LCD70XP and the new Technicolor Cinestyle LUT
by Eduardo Frade Miranda 3 years ago
Hi everybody! =) I'm shooting with the Canon 5d with the new Cinestyle Picture Profile from Technicolor. They also made available a Cinestyle LUT for monitoring. It is a .pf2 file. I want to use my Ma
Re: Monitoring via thunderbolt and minidisplayport to hdmi adapter to the Marshall V-LCD70XP and the new Technicolor Cinestyle LUT
by Ken Summerall 3 years ago
Eduardo, It looks like you need to use LUT Buddy, a free download from Red Giant Software. http: www.redgiantsoftware.com K
How can I Export AVCHD files for vimeo as fast as possible?
by CiarĂ¡n maher 3 years ago
Hi all, Recently a client asked if i could import a ton of clips from his shiny new camcorder. He wants a simple Title added at the start of each clip (no problems with this) and then have the clips e
Re: How can I Export AVCHD files for vimeo as fast as possible?
by Ken Summerall 3 years ago
Dang it, Shane beat me to it. Get the Elgato piece, the hardware, not the software only version. It offloads some of the process and creates great looking Vimeo ready h.264 files very quickly. I could
Voice Over
by Frank Giardina 3 years ago
Hi Everyone... Does anyone have a recommendation for a reasonable voiceover service. Best Tuesday Afternoon Regards! Frank Giardina 17 Video Production
Re: Voice Over
by Ken Summerall 3 years ago
I have used voice123 with excellent results. K
VO recording into MBP
by Kannan Raghavan 4 years ago
Hello everyone. I use a MBP for mostly field work with an AJA IO HD or a Matrox MX02 LE for editing golf soccer highlights. Now, I have to start recording VO for the edited highlights program. I've sh
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Re: VO recording into MBP
by Ken Summerall 4 years ago
Kannan, I use the setup described here - http: www.kensummerall.com portable-voice-over-booth - with the Blue Snowball. I have no problems with the amount of gain that I get. The whole setup is very p
P2 card case and boot
by Ken Summerall 4 years ago
I am looking for a replacement case for a P2 card. I need the plastic case and the rubber boot that goes with it. Can anyone point me in the right direction Thanks Ken
Re: P2 card case and boot
by Ken Summerall 4 years ago
As tends to be the case, as soon as I post a question I find the answer. http: www.spec-comm.com store index.php l=product_list&c=81 There you go. Ken
HMC150 straight to DVD
by Ken Summerall 5 years ago
I have some footage shot on the HMC150, then transfered to HDD that I need to go straight to DVD with. Is there a decent way to go to DVDSP with this footage I would like to avoid the FCP ProRes Compr
Re: HMC150 straight to DVD
by Ken Summerall 5 years ago
Noah, I was told that Toast would encode to mpeg2 for a SD DVD from the mts files. Can you confirm that K
Is the hmc 150 really better than the hpx 170?
by Trevor Ward 5 years ago
I went to InfoComm this week and saw the HMC150 up close and talked to the panasonic product specialist. I'm almost sold on getting the HMC150 over the 170. Does anyone have anything to offer in terms
Re: Is the hmc 150 really better than the hpx 170?
by Ken Summerall 5 years ago
Trevor Ward "4. Both cameras shoot a variety of HD and SD." That is not the case. The 150 is HD only. Trevor Ward "So ignoring the compression needed to get the image onto a card, the 150 is better."
Projector screen - compositing slides on in post?
by Peter Ralph 5 years ago
Shooting a presenter using a projector on stage. The plan is to lay in the photos on the timeline...has anyone tried compositing the projector screen and photos in post So I just get some shots of the
Re: Projector screen - compositing slides on in post?
by Ken Summerall 5 years ago
Peter Ralph "So I just get some shots of the blank screen with no presenter, and then on the FCP timeline composite the photos on top " You can do that, or what I do is get a copy of the presentation
Online Production Schedule/Board
by Jack Nastowski 5 years ago
This isn't quite FCP related, but I'm an FCP editor and I thought that someone on this board may be able to help me with this. I am looking for a solution for a production I am working on. I need some
Re: Online Production Schedule/Board
by Ken Summerall 5 years ago
This one is not all online, but it has an online and desktop component. Try Celtx at www.celtx.com. It is free and open source. I have not tried out the scheduling component but I know that it has one
ProRes422 Storage Solution
by Samuel Hall 5 years ago
I've recently started shooting HDV with a Canon XH-A1 and transcoding to ProRes422 on my MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz, 4GB RAM and Final Cut Studio 2. The drive I'm capturing to now is a G-Drive Q 500GB. I've
Re: CalDigit VR is the answer
by Ken Summerall 5 years ago
walter, Not to discount your negative experience with CalDigit, but I would like to offer a differing opinion. I have two of the S2VR HD boxes, an HD Element and the RAID card. I have used the Firewir
Choosing external hard drives
by Ben Lithman 5 years ago
Hi, I've recently started working as an FCP editor and i'm fast running out of storage. The company i work for wants the the video i work on to be secured so I've been looking at RAIDed hard drive arr
Re: Choosing external hard drives
by Ken Summerall 5 years ago
Ben Lithman "The other question i had was to do with the different RAID system 0,1,5 etc. and which one strikes the best balance with security and capacity." Well, with RAID 0 you get speed with no p
Scene File Reset
by Shane Ross 6 years ago
How do you reset the camera to default in terms of scene files I uploaded one I did as a test in New York, but then I wanted to shoot in Montana, and I didn't have my laptop to upload new data, so I w
Re: Scene File Reset
by Ken Summerall 6 years ago
Nice gig! I would think that Panny could spare a book for you. I can't wait to hear about the 170, that looks like a really neat option, especially with an HD-SDI spigot. K
Music for Corporate Video
by Sam Pope 6 years ago
Got a question about music and licensing music for corporate video. In the past we've done some corporate video, mostly for small companies and haven't worried too much about using unlicensed copyrigh
Re: Music for Corporate Video
by Ken Summerall 6 years ago
Vince Becquiot "I will probably get some angry answers for even mentioning it, but here goes:" Vince, Not an angry response just one of shock and disbelief. I don't know why this shocks me, but it st
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audio levels question
by Tom Maloney 6 years ago
Had a meeting yesterday with the owner of HPX 200. I am going to do some audio work with this camera in the future, feeding it fom my 302 mixer. Found no problem changing the inputs to the xlr's at li
Re: audio levels question
by Ken Summerall 6 years ago
Brad Neal "If it's the same as the 500 (and I think it is), at a head room of -20dB, the first bar is -20dB, the second -12dB, and the last one is 0dB." To expand on what Neal said... From Barry Gree
Rental Insurance
by Todd Terry 6 years ago
Hey gang... Got a question about insurance here... specifically how do you guys deal with the insurance necessary to cover rental equipment... The problem is, we are a little out of our realm here bec
Re: Rental Insurance
by Ken Summerall 6 years ago
Todd, I have dealt with a company called Arts and Entertainment Insurance. They are a broker for Fireman's Fund, which I understand is the only insurer that offers these types of policies. These guys
HDX-900 Unislot
by John Cummings 6 years ago
Just installed the new Lectro SR dual channel Unislot receiver into my HDX-900. So far, I can't get both channels from the receiver into camera channels 1 and 2. The receiver is seeing two channels, b
Re: HDX-900 Unislot
by Ken Summerall 6 years ago
John, I totally understand your frustration and you have not been ugly about this at all. I'm sure that your are really more angry about it than you are showing. FWIW, just to fuel the fire, the Lectr
Freelance non-compete?
by Adam Erickson 6 years ago
I have a dillema. I have recently been approaches by a company to work with on a regular basis as a freelancer. This sounds splendid and all, but one note raises a red flag. The company is asking me t
Re: Freelance non-compete?
by Ken Summerall 6 years ago
moody glasgow "FOR THE WHOLE WEST COAST!!!! " Here's a quote from the actual non-com: "This Addendum shall cover the Independent Contractor s activities in every part of the Territory in which the In
2 quick questions. Capturing AG-HVX200 footage with canon XH-A1?. Daisy chain hard drives? or something else?
by Leon Klein 6 years ago
Hello a Client wants to give me a few miniDV tapes that contained HD material shot on a Panasonic AG-HVX200. (DVCPRO HD format) 1920x1080. I have a friend that has a Canon XH-A1 that shots on HDV (144
Re: 2 quick questions. Capturing AG-HVX200 footage with canon XH-A1?. Daisy chain hard drives? or something else?
by Ken Summerall 6 years ago
Kyle Self "What you would have on the tape is DVCPro footage. The question is which flavor Is it DVCPro 25 or 50 " Not quite right. What he has on the tape, if anything, is DV, just plain ole DV. The
Corporate Job Posting - Are we going to keep taking this?
by John Grote, Jr. 6 years ago
Good day all, I am back from the dead so to speak and I am posting something here that I find very offensive to all of us hard working, ever learning, creative editors and graphic designers. The job
Re: Corporate Job Posting - Are we going to keep taking this?
by Ken Summerall 6 years ago
Tim Kolb "The software to do all that comes in one box from Adobe, so how can it take more than one person to do it Wouldn't there be two boxes :-) Welcome to the ever-heralded "democratization" of o
Workflow Problem with Client
by Dean Brennan 6 years ago
Hello, Although I always look to creative cow for advice and solutions, this is my very first post. I am just starting my career after graduating with a Bachelors degree in Television and Digital Medi
Re: Workflow Problem with Client
by Ken Summerall 6 years ago
Dean, It's out there now and I don't think that there is much you can do about it. I certainly wouldn't lose any sleep over it, but if it does come up you can spin it to your favor by saying that you
NAB 2008 Party announced 3/17/08
by Bob Zelin 6 years ago
Hi - ATTO Technology, Hitachi Drives, and Maxx Digital present a party gathering on Monday April 14th at the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas at the Center Bar. There is no invitation required, but to get fr
Re: NAB 2008 Party announced 3/17/08
by Ken Summerall 6 years ago
time Ken Summerall Wellwater Productions, Inc. "A non-profit production company specializing in media with a mission."
dueladapter and leopard question
by Ken Summerall 6 years ago
I am thinking about getting a DuelAdapter for an upcoming shoot in Honduras. I'm thinking that I will have limited time to download my cards and have heard that the adapter is faster then using the ca
Re: dueladapter and leopard question
by Bryan DiCerb 6 years ago
was this a fresh version of leopard or did you upgrade I can't get mine to even recognize that it is inserted. I have a fresh install of Leopard.
Advice on starting a non-profit
by Jim Hyde 6 years ago
Myself and a business partner have recently begun an experiment in media production for the arts and we would like to register ourselves as a non-profit. Currently we are shooting and editing for loca
Re: Advice on starting a non-profit
by Ken Summerall 6 years ago
Well funding is a big hurdle, but the larger one may be becoming a NFP to begin with. As someone else said the paperwork is mountainous. I have passed that hurdle with my own NFP, but it is not easy.
COW Articles: NAB Apple Bows Out of NAB 2008
by Kathlyn Lindeboom 6 years ago
Apple Bows Out of NAB 2008Following Avid's November 13, 2007 lead, Apple officially opted out of NAB 2008 on February 7, 2008. What are the ramifications of this laterst news on the future of NAB and
Re: COW Articles: NAB Apple Bows Out of NAB 2008
by Ken Summerall 6 years ago
walter biscardi " I attended NAB back in 1990 when it was right here in Atlanta. Just one show floor and all heavy iron to work in broadcast. " Hey Walter that was the last time I went to NAB. I'm go
Hybrid DVD/DVD-Rom
by Zane Townsend 6 years ago
Hi all, I know this has been asked before so forgive me. But is there a link or specific "how-to" on authoring a dvd with video and audio TS folders as well as having Data files ie, .wmv .doc and such
Re: Hybrid DVD/DVD-Rom
by Ken Summerall 6 years ago
Well I guess that's what happens when you speak to developers. They tell you one thing and then do another. Oh well, our new delivery method is actually working better for us and the students. I now g
CD/DVD printer
by Pattie Olson 6 years ago
I would like to know what brand of CD DVD printers any of you use. I've been using a manuel Epson that works great for my small projects. I'm looking at some new projects that will require 50+ copies
Re: CD/DVD printer
by Ken Summerall 6 years ago
I have no idea what your budget is but we use a Teac p-55 with an autoloader. It is a thermal re-transfer printer and believe it or not costs are about the same to print as inkjets. We did a cost anal
No Apple at NAB. Weak Color update?
by walter biscardi 6 years ago
So with Apple taking the Avid route and pulling out of NAB, does this mean we'll see minor updates to the Studio package this year Most notably, minor updates to Color and its interaction with Final C
Re: No Apple at NAB. Weak Color update?
by Ken Summerall 6 years ago
Walter, While I am a bit sad that Apple decided to pull out (again ) for 2008 NAB is much more than just seeing what new goodies manufacturers are touting. I made my reservations the day before Apple'
P2 import issues
by Dave Teixeira 6 years ago
Greetings: I am trying to import footage from two P2 cards. I used a PC laptop to ingest the footage from the P2 cards to an external HD. I used the technic Shane Ross showed in his video tutorial. Cr
Re: P2 import issues
by Ken Summerall 6 years ago
Are you sure that you have the lastclip.txt file for each card FCP will not import with out this. And be sure that you selected the folder containing both the Contents folder and the lastclip file. In
Documenting Two Guys Traveling Around The World For A Year
by Sam Powers 6 years ago
Hey guys! I'm new here. I am a fairly unexperienced film maker. I have filmed a few things (http: www.sampowers.net videos ) but nothing super-crazy yet. I am about to graduate this semester (after 6
Re: Documenting Two Guys Traveling Around The World For A Year
by Ken Summerall 6 years ago
Sam, In 2006 I travelled to Southeast Asia to shoot a short form doc about some workers there. We actually shot on two HVX200's. That may be more that what you are looking for. I have looked at that l
FCP 6.0.2 and P2 files
by Ken Summerall 7 years ago
I just read on the FCP forum that someone was having trouble with P2 files after upgrading to QT 7.3 and FCP 6.0.2. He said that he cannot access media that was previously imported using Log and Trans
Re: FCP 6.0.2 and P2 files
by Ken Summerall 7 years ago
Barry, Is this footage that was imported using Log and Transfer or that was imported using a third-party app like HD Log All of my footage was brought in using L&T. BTW, I have not updated and am not
can't hear audio when capturing in FCP 5.1
by stephen adams 7 years ago
Hi, I have FCP 5.1 when I capture the meters say its capturing both audio and video but I see video but can't hear audio. Its there in the viewer too. I have a MAC PRO.
Re: Log and capture window: Final Cut 5.1
by Ken Summerall 7 years ago
stephen adams "The time code in the log and capture window and the time code on my camera is correct and in sync but in the log and capture viewer its NOT in sync its a few frames off." Do you mean t
Media 100 SW - need info
by Ken Summerall 8 years ago
I am currently editing with FCP but would like to try Media 100. A friend that is a rabid Media 100 fan has suggested trying the SW edition. I have a big project coming up in a few months and needed t
Re: Media 100 SW - need info
by Ken Summerall 8 years ago
Thanks for the info. I look forward to hearing reports as folks get this installed on their MBP's. Any ideas on a timeline for a universal version Ken
Cleaner 6.5 and FLV
by Ken Summerall 8 years ago
I am trying to encode several longer videos (55-70minutes) from a self-contained QT file exported out of FCP 5.0 to .flv files using cleaner 6.5. Needless to say the manual and Autodesk were of no hel
Re: Cleaner 6.5 and FLV
by Ken Summerall 8 years ago
Tried the demo yesterday with the pro codec (can't get the ON2 codec just yet) and the results were beautiful and fast, much faster than Cleaner. Looks to me like Cleaner is a dead product. Thanks Ken
AJA IOLA input/output issue
by Jason Boucher 8 years ago
I have a guitar amp with XLR line outs (stereo&mono), I have attempted to plug my IOLA Ch 1&2 input to the amp to record in Garageband. The result was a low and distorted signal. I thought I needed a
Re: AJA IOLA input/output issue
by Ken Summerall 8 years ago
Jamibo, Also be sure that you have Phantom Power turned off if you have the outputs from the IO LA going into your Mackie. The IoLA cannot handle phantom powered mic pres and will eventually burn up.
s-video audio problems
by Ken Summerall 8 years ago
Io LA on a Dual 2 gig with 1.5 Ram and FCS 5.0. If I use any of the S-video Easy setups included with the latest version of Io software I get these random audio pops on all four channels of audio but
Re: s-video audio problems
by Ken Summerall 8 years ago
OK, may have solved my own problem. Went back today and rewired the whole edit suite. Things had gotten kinda sloppy swapping out some equipment and installing some new stuff in a hurry. Now my proble
creating a rotating transition from 2 cameras
by Ken Summerall 8 years ago
Help! I have a client that wants the effect of a camera rotating around the subject. Not a full 360 degree rotation just a smooth pan of about 90 degrees with the subject as the lock point. Can this b
Re: creating a rotating transition from 2 cameras
by Dave LaRonde 8 years ago
I wouldn't even attempt it. Not in AE, not in any application. There is simply too much data missing between the two shots to replicate primary camera movement adequately. Oh, maybe if I had access to


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