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AJ Epstein

Performance, Media and often forays into the wilds of Geekdom.
Member Since:
June 6th 2002
77 Posts
Location:
Seattle, WA
HDR-CX-500 files showing up as BDMV
by AJ Epstein 3 months ago
Hi all, I'm having a real head scratcher here. I've got a HDR-CX500 camcorder set to record as AVCHD. My workflow is to copy the memory stick onto a SSD for editing and storage, and then mount that SS
Adjust/correct automated mask tracking
by AJ Epstein 5 months ago
Hi all, I'm trying to use the Mask Path automated tracking tool to create a vignette that follows a face in a video. As all the tutorials show, it's super easy to create the mask and set up the tracki
Re: Adjust/correct automated mask tracking
by jerry wise 5 months ago
what i have done is to add color correction and make the face high contrast and then try the tracking again.
Canon Data Import Utility for 5dmk4
by AJ Epstein 1 year ago
Hi all, I'm sure this gets asked a lot, but I just did a search on CC, and didn't see any relevant threads. We just did a big shoot with a 5dmk4, and I've got to sort through 14 cards of footage. It l
Re: Canon Data Import Utility for 5dmk4
by AJ Epstein 1 year ago
Ooh! That looks to be exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks!
Premiere rolling credits tool horribly sluggish
by AJ Epstein 1 year ago
Hi all, Running Premiere 2019 on a 10 core 2013 Mac Pro with 64GB ram and running High Sierra. I'm trying to create a 3 min credit roll using the essential graphics tools from within premiere, and it'
Re: Premiere rolling credits tool horribly sluggish
by AJ Epstein 1 year ago
Thanks! I ended up switching over to after effects and got it all done in 30 min.
4:4:4 1080 from 4K workflow in FCPX
by AJ Epstein 4 years ago
Hi all, I've been googling and searching quite a bit, but can't find much on point with actual workflow descriptions. There are many folks talking generally about the possibility of taking 4:2:0 4K fo
Re: 4:4:4 1080 from 4K workflow in FCPX
by Jeff Kirkland 4 years ago
I've seen the math but I'm not convinced it's more than a theoretical advantage. (For some reason I can 't edit my own posts so apologies in advance for the stupid mistakes and bad English that I can
News: Panasonic Unveils AG-DVX200 4K Handheld Camcorder
by Cow News Droid 6 years ago
DVX200 will offer many top-end features including 4K 60p* recording,a 13X optical zoom and a V-Log L gamma curve (12 stops of latitude, target) (Las Vegas, NV--April 13, 2015) Panasonic has announced
Re: News: Panasonic Unveils AG-DVX200 4K Handheld Camcorder
by AJ Epstein 6 years ago
Very interesting! Does anyone have any details on what the bitrate and colour space will be out of the on-camera SDI or HDMI Other than the sensor size, shallower zoom range and V-log curve, how is th
Drive Upgrade for my Caldigit HDPro 2
by Muzafar Malik 8 years ago
I'm looking to upgrade my 8-bay Caldigit HD Pro 2 raid with 2TB or 3TB drives. I have 1TB drives from Caldigit in there right now. Has anyone installed non-enterprise drives in there Caldigit HD Pro2
Re: Drive Upgrade for my Caldigit HDPro 2
by AJ Epstein 8 years ago
Hey everyone, I found this thread as I've been wondering how to upgrade the drives in my HDOne. My HDOne shipped with 1.5TB Seagate Barracuda (non-enterprise) drives, and ran flawlessly for a couple y
ERROR CS5 - quicktime and/or the appropriate codec do not appear to be installed
by AJ Epstein 8 years ago
Hey everyone, I'm trying to import a video file created in FCP7 into Encore CS5 to make a blu ray. I've exported my video as a 1080p 24 ProResHQ quicktime (NOT a QT reference, but the full contained Q
Re: ERROR CS5 - quicktime and/or the appropriate codec do not appear to be installed
by Daniel Ludwig 8 years ago
hey guy, don t import your PRO RES into encore, just encode it using adobe media encoder prior importing your assets into encore and you wont have that problem. cheers danny
Compressor fails to merge files after finishing render
by AJ Epstein 10 years ago
Hi all! I'm posting under FCP, since there was no dedicated forum for Compressor. I'm running Compressor 3.5.2 on an 8 core Mac Pro. 6GB RAM, OSX 10.5.8. I have a 8TB RAID with almost 800GB free, and
Re: Compressor fails to merge files after finishing render
by John Pale 10 years ago
Go into the QMaster Preference Pane and select the Advanced tab (after authenticating). Make sure your Cluster Storage is on an accessible volume...or just reset it, even if you know the volume is acc
Automatic Duck export from FCP->AE
by AJ Epstein 10 years ago
Hi all, I just got handed a title sequence using the basic text tools in FCP that I need to turn into an AE composition and then hand off to the film lab who's going to put it all together for me. I'm
creating a file conversion batch that preserves folder structure
by AJ Epstein 10 years ago
Hi all! I've got several thousand .tiff files that I want to convert to .jpg. The tiff's were created by a research assistant doing some scanning and organizing, so the tiff's are layered in a series
Re: creating a file conversion batch that preserves folder structure
by AJ Epstein 10 years ago
Hi there, Thanks for the response. I gave that a try, but it does not drill down past the first chosen folder, and as such does not create an identical folder structure as I need. :( Is there a way to
OMF 2GB limit
by AJ Epstein 11 years ago
Hey All, I've got a 3 camera shoot that I did that's just over an hour long. I'm trying to export all 6 mono audio tracks into Logic or Pro Tools, but when I try to export as .omf it comes up with an
Re: OMF 2GB limit
by AJ Epstein 11 years ago
Is there a way to export all audio tracks at once other than via OMF thx! A
Photoshop CS3 Animation - how to reverse frame order?
by AJ Epstein 12 years ago
hey All, I'm trying to do an animation in Photoshop built out of about 500 still images. I'm able to bring in everything OK with the "Load files into Stack" script, but when I choose to "make frame fr
Re: Photoshop CS3 Animation - how to reverse frame order?
by AJ Epstein 12 years ago
Like a charm. Thanks Mike!
Thoughs on Wiebe Tech RTX?
by AJ Epstein 12 years ago
Hey Everyone, I'm looking at getting an 8 drive unit and while I've always had great luck with the Wiebe units, I wanted to see what people are thinking about the RTX units before I spend the $$$. The
Re: Thoughs on Wiebe Tech RTX?
by AJ Epstein 12 years ago
Thanks for the input. I think the main benefit I'm looking for is reliability vs cost. Just trying to make sure the Wiebe stuff is reliable for Raid 5 or 6. I've had a Medea 10 drive RTRX for a bunch
Thoughts on Wiebe Tech RTX?
by AJ Epstein 12 years ago
Hey Everyone, I'm looking at getting an 8 drive unit and while I've always had great luck with the Wiebe units, I wanted to see what people are thinking about the RTX units before I spend the $$$. If
Re: Thoughts on Wiebe Tech RTX?
by Cuong Quach 12 years ago
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Multiclip stopped working
by AJ Epstein 13 years ago
Hi All! I've imported 4 streams of video into FCP 6. 3 of them were 720P 24fps. 1 was NTSC DV shot at 24PA on the DVX and then up-rez'd to match the other 3 clips. After fighting with a pulldown remov
Re: Multiclip stopped working
by Che McNamara-Moyle 13 years ago
The solution at the moment seems to be to replace all your multiclips (even collapsed) with the original clips that haven't been in a multiclip. One way to do this is; 1. Collapse your timeline, 2. Th
Rephrasing a question - Forcing the removal of pulldown
by AJ Epstein 13 years ago
Hi All, I've already asked about this the other day, but I wanted to re-post as a more coherent issue (this is a cross post with the Firestore forum): I have a 90 min live segment that was shot 720P 2
Re: Rephrasing a question - Forcing the removal of pulldown
by AJ Epstein 13 years ago
Hi Everyone! just wanted to say that my cadence problem was fixed by Raylight and it's ability to set different frame phases in removing pulldown. A very happy customer am I. thx! AJ
P2 metadata/forcing the removal of pulldown
by AJ Epstein 13 years ago
me again, I've got 3 90 min clips shot on HVX at 720P 24fps recorded to Firestore and P2, and I've imported them into FCP telling FCP to remove the pulldown. on 2 of the clips, the pulldown comes off
Re: P2 metadata/forcing the removal of pulldown
by AJ Epstein 13 years ago
I've got a call out to the shooter to find out exactly what the settings on camera and firestore were for that particular camera. In General, is there a way to force the removal of pulldown What softw
P2 media 720 24P pulldown removal prior to final cut
by AJ Epstein 13 years ago
Hi all! This past weekend, I did a 3 camera shoot of a 90 min play with the HVX and FS-100. The footage was shot at 720p 24fps, and saved to the Firesotres as 720p 60fps. I know I just need to remove
Re: P2 media 720 24P pulldown removal prior to final cut
by AJ Epstein 13 years ago
heya, thanks to you guys who got back to me so quick. I realized that the newer version of FCP has a checkbox to remove pulldown on import, so that's my solution for this job. Next week, I'll be updat
HVX- Noise in the dark areas
by AJ Epstein 13 years ago
Hey Everyone! I'm shooting some abstract light art with an HVX, and I'm having tremendously high noise levels in the darker areas of the image. Can anyone give me some pointers on settings to minimize
MXF vs QUICKTIME
by dyrectly 13 years ago
Hey everyone! is MXF better than QT Is there less compression and is it necessary to back it up for any purpose or rather, is backing up the QTs instead of the MXF hierarchies sufficient Thank you ver
Problems with Quicktime Text Descriptors
by AJ Epstein 14 years ago
hey everyone, I'm trying to add some supertitles to a movie using QT-Pro's (7.1.3) Text Descriptors, and I'm having a really funky problem. I am trying to take a .txt file with descriptors that had be
Re: Problems with Quicktime Text Descriptors
by AJ Epstein 14 years ago
Hey, thanks for the reply, I just shut off all asian fonts using Font Book, and now, when I paste in that text, I just get a blank screen for NEARLY the same amount of time. I was able to get on the p
29.97 frame rate export problems in QT Pro
by AJ Epstein 14 years ago
Hi All! I have a 30 FPS quicktime file that I need to notch down to 29.97fps. Every time I try and export from QT Pro, the file is still 30FPS, no matter how many times I set the export frame rate se
Quicktime- rotating media
by AJ Epstein 14 years ago
Hi All! I've got a 720P file that I shot with a Varicam and brought into FCP. I've edited it and output as both DVCPROHD and h.264 files. I would like to rotate the movie 90 degrees so it can play in
Re: Quicktime- rotating media
by AJ Epstein 14 years ago
Good thing I've got a long holiday weekend to do renders then, eh ; ) as for turning the screen 90 degrees... You read my mind. That is the intended delivery for museums starting next year. Right now
80 min LP tapes in the HVX
by AJ Epstein 14 years ago
Hey folks! I'm shooting an SD projecct this weekend with my HVX. it's a 90 min play, and I don't have any P2 cards (I normally use the Firestore). The HVX manual has a specific admonishment about usin
Re: 80 min LP tapes in the HVX
by Aaron Wells 14 years ago
I've used them a couple time in a pinch - no problems.
Compressor, noise in solid black area
by AJ Epstein 15 years ago
Hi there! I've been shooting some footage of some rear projected art in a dark room. The composition changes very slowly over many minutes and there are no cuts. I've got significant amounts of hard e
Re: Compressor, noise in solid black area
by AJ Epstein 15 years ago
oh, I should add that I'm running the latest versions of Final Cut Studio, with all the pro-application and OS updates. Dual 2.5 G5 with 1.5GB RAM
Anamorphic 16:9 sequence issue
by ABS Visuals 15 years ago
Simple issue, having captured footage with FCPHD 4.5, I have began to lay down the edit on the timeline. The sequence needs a proxy render before playing. The captured rushes are anamorphic 16:9 but t
Re: Anamorphic 16:9 sequence issue
by AJ Epstein 15 years ago
oops, replied to thre wrong post.
muxing with Transport Streams
by AJ Epstein 16 years ago
hi there! I'm wanting to export an HD MPEG 2 with it's associated AC3 audio to a muxed file using the Transport Stream spec. I'm using Final Cut 4.5 and After Effects, and I know there is a Heuris plu
Re: muxing with Transport Streams
by Charles Simonson 16 years ago
Take a look at MPEG StreamClip. As long as your video and audio tracks have the same name, all you have to do is load the video track into the app and the audio will be automatically associated. Then
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