Re: how to freeze image?? by Postal Boy 6 years ago I believe that vegas saves it in the proper DV aspect ratio. Photoshop normally edits square pixels so it looks "squeezed". I think someone said the new photoshop software lets you set the aspect rati
Confused by Shashank Walia 6 years ago Which is Better 1) Shooting DVCAM on HVRZ1N Camera. 2) Shooting on DVCAM on PD170 . Aspect ratio is not the issue.
Re: Confused by Postal Boy 6 years ago Oh...and DVCAM is not a video format. Footage is recorded in DV or HDV format. DVCAM is a tape speed thing. Footage recorded in DV format is identical to footage recorded in DVCAM format. DVCAM just u
How to get a soft look with the Z1U? by Yankee Teitelbaum 6 years ago Hi, I'm wondering what would be the best method to get a nice soft look (interview shoot with background out of focus) with the sony z1U would I put up the ND filter and open the iris would that cause
Re: How to get a soft look with the Z1U? by Postal Boy 6 years ago "To achieve a short or small depth of field move the camera away from the subject (mabie as much as 15-20 feet) and zoom in. " The only problem with this approach is that the further away you are, the
qt7 and um.. oh dear by Jus 6 years ago Hello there Apologies for the long one... OK, so I've (belatedly) installed qt7 point something on my personal machine... I launch C4 and the moment I click on aanything that requires C* to search for
Re: qt7 and um.. oh dear by Postal Boy 6 years ago I have had problems with QT files crashing when trying to pull up a preview. I disable the preview (which is hard when it starts checking in a folder with a QT file), but then it would randomly crash
3 questions??? by Craig Scime 7 years ago Thanks in advance for your help, everyone here is great! 1. I am looking for a program that(hopefully opens in Vegas)will animate text for me; things like smooshing text together, bouning, and even ba
Re: 3 questions??? by Postal Boy 7 years ago Answer to question #2: Rotoscoping - some applications allow you to do rotoscoping (cutting out areas) using splines and you can fudge the frame-by-frame, but frame-by-frame touchup of the points is u
Avid vs. Vegas quality difference by email@example.com 7 years ago 1)The codec that Avid uses, OMI files, is it better quality than the one that vegas uses I mean, if somebody captures and edits there project in Vegas and those same project with Avid, will the video
Re: Avid vs. Vegas quality difference by Postal Boy 7 years ago In other words, copying a file from one drive to another does not change it at all. Moving a file into something like AE and doing work CAN reduce the quality. Every time you RENDER a file that has mo
Re: Combustion Exchange down? Yes by Ronald Lindeboom 7 years ago Hi Alex, If you ever need a free place to host it, we would give you the room. We are getting two more boxes done right now as we speak and so the Cow's server farm will be up to four boxes. I am sur
720p is sharper than 1080p by Thomas James 7 years ago At first glance it would seem that 1080p with its bigger numbers offers the sharper picture. But the 720p format has the bigger numbers. The 720p format allows up to 60 frames per second but the 1080p
Re: OT: New Panny by Postal Boy 7 years ago yes. That is understood...Just making a comment about "how many dots are there at one time" rather than "how many dots are there over a period of time". There is a difference, and each has its uses.
Re: How do I bevel edges using combustion? by Postal Boy 7 years ago Wouldn't it be easier with a "bevel" operator It seems like a simple thing...but then again, a lot of people do their bevels in an imaging program instead of a compositing program. But then, if you ar
Why do we need progressive scan? by brian luce 7 years ago I know what progressive scan is by definition, and I've read how it gives a "smoother" image and better "temporal and spatial resolution" but I have no idea what any of those things actually mean in t
Crossfade slowdown by DarthGatsu 7 years ago I've been using Vegas since 4 and have loved it more than anything else on the market. Now I seem to be hitting a small snag with it. I know Vegas out of the box won't edit Divx or Xvid (I have codecs
Re: Crossfade slowdown by Postal Boy 7 years ago You can also set your preview window to "auto draft" and although it may get pixellated it should flow smoother.
make me beautiful by Alex Harding 7 years ago hi there i have a bit of tricky beauty work to do. she wasn't the best looker in the first place and the curse of HD has ravaged this poor lass's face. Im already savy with painting out dimples and bl
Interlaced or Progressive by vegasarian 7 years ago I shoot daily news bulletins from Europe. My end users are Japanese Broadcasters. I shoot Hi-Vision Interlaced 60i on a Sony HDW F900 and have recently decided to give Vegas 6 a try out. Can someone p
Re: Interlaced or Progressive by Postal Boy 7 years ago A little more. Progressive does not give you "higher quality" in all circumstances. Progressive gives you "higher quality" on progressive displays. Digital displays are generally progressive. Your sta
GreenScreen Lighting Guidelines by Zafer Mustafa 7 years ago Hi Folks, well i'm going to part of a shoot this weekend in MD in a GS studio. Now I've worked with these folks in the past and know that they seem to not exactly have a handle on the lighting of the
Re: GreenScreen Lighting Guidelines by Postal Boy 7 years ago Probably, but it was fun, eh From the research I have done on any of the sony cameras (PD-170, Z1), their analog out is pre-compression. I haven't researched other models, but this seems to be pretty
re: focus problem on Sony HDV Z1? by zey 7 years ago Hi everyone, I have just come back from a long shoot abroad where I shot over 100 tapes with my brand new Sony HDV Z1E camera. I'm currently cutting the material, with disapointment! The camera for so
Re: re: focus problem on Sony HDV Z1? by Postal Boy 7 years ago Many autofocus cameras attempt to find some sort of hard line pattern to use for focus reference. If you have very bright footage in the background then the camera may simply be deciding that it is th
Re: What is the color space of Sony Z1U by Postal Boy 7 years ago What about capturing directly to a computer or deck using the component out My understanding is that the comp-out is pre-compression, so you should get a much better image. Of course, you need to get
Text layers bog C* down by Postal Boy 7 years ago I'm using C* V2.1 and when I start to add text layers, either as separate layers or as text in a paint operator, it pretty much tanks my machine and brings it to a crawl (like 3 seconds just to advanc
Depth of Field on Z1 by Mark Maness 7 years ago I am a long-time cinematographer and I frequently shoot with a Sony XD-Cam and am able to achieve a film-like look by using telephoto and ND filters to achieve a narrow depth of field on interview seg
Re: Depth of Field on Z1 by Postal Boy 7 years ago Someone in another forum mentioned that for a more shallow DOF you can use a higher shutter speed instead of a ND filter to help open up the lense all the way, and they said it gave them a better effe
Live capture help in HDV! by cbolton 8 years ago Hi there I am atempting to do a Live stream capture diectly from the Sony HVR-Z1U camcorder into Sony Vegas. (In other words no tape.) I can capture the footage from tape no problem in HDV and DV, and
Canon XL H1 HDV 1080i - $8999 by Harry Pallenberg 8 years ago No real 24P Three 1 3 inch chips 20X removable lens f 1.6 to f 3.5 aperture, a zoom range of 38.9mm to 778mm in 16:9, and 47.4mm to 954 mm in 4:3... same mount as XL2. HD-SDI output! Ship in November.
Re: Canon XL H1 HDV 1080i - $8999 by Postal Boy 8 years ago Has the debate been settled on whether the Z1 has uncompressed composite out or not Most of what I have heard is the composite output is pre-compression, but people continue to argue about it.
Z1 Component output get much higher quality image by Robin 8 years ago Hi guys I've just been discussing the component output on the Z1. It seems you can get an uncompressed (although analogue) output from the Z1 by recording your footage out of the component output. Has
Lighting issue - light goes through walls by Postal Boy 8 years ago I have an architctural model that I am working on, and the lights appear to go right through walls, even with "cast shadows" on. The shadows are cast, but I still get a large amount of bleed through t
When shooting a Wedding over 60 minutes? by Ralph Hajik 8 years ago Hi Videographers, I'm fairly new to the business of videography. I would like to know what do you do when the Wedding Ceremony is longer than the 60 minute tape you have in the camcorder. I like to se
Re: When shooting a Wedding over 60 minutes? by Postal Boy 8 years ago One more option may be to use a remote to pause the front camera during times you don't need the shot. Granted, you can't track how much record time is left remotely, but you could stagger WHEN you ar
Rate question... by nick detomaso 8 years ago Forumees, I have a question that I shouldn't have to ask. A long time corporate client has requested a quote for event coverage at their convention. They would like footage from an opening reception d
Re: Rate question... by Postal Boy 8 years ago Remember, they aren't just paying for the end product, they are paying for your time, your equipment, your expertise, and so forth. Make sure you bill what you would earn doing other things with the s
Samson lavaliere mics by Kennon Shain 8 years ago Hi all- I recently got my hands on two Samson UHF Micro 32 mics and receivers. I have a Canon GL-2, so I bought a Canon XLR adapter, and can now plug both mics into both channels of my camera. Much be
Re: Samson lavaliere mics by Postal Boy 8 years ago The space issue can be a problem. I would send you a picture of how we have ours, but I'm away from home right now and won't be back in town for a few more days. I just found a pretty good spot for it
Looking for a summer job by Sean Emer 8 years ago Hey everybody, my name is Sean Emer. I am 17 years old, and school is almost out and I really don't want to go back to being a counselor for my daycamp. I live in Holmdel, NJ (Monmouth County), and I'
Re: Looking for a summer job by Postal Boy 8 years ago If you are looking for "structured video" then I'm afraid to say that weddings are anything BUT structured. :o They can be a lot of things, including challenging, entertaining, stressful, educational,
Anyone MISS something, say, at a wedding? by Danny Boyee 8 years ago I just shot a wedding. Before the bride stressed how important it was to get her children coming down the aisle. I made sure to get the shot, but as they were coming out, the groom lit a candle inhono
Re: Best cam for green screen by Postal Boy 8 years ago Good info...thanks. I just automatically "link" the color quantization and the DV compression since the cameras do that, and the analog should be before the digital conversion process. Once it is on t