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Adam Fischer

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June 28th 2005
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Fab Commercial Visual Effects. How'd they do that?
by Adam Fischer 8 years ago
I'm not sure if this is the best place for this post but I didn't see a forum in the list dedicated to just visual effects. Did I miss it Anyway, have you seen the 60 second spot for Fab.com that is a
Re: Fab Commercial Visual Effects. How'd they do that?
by Rich Rubasch 8 years ago
Call the VFX company, ask them, and report back! Rich Rubasch Tilt Media Inc. Video Production, Post, Studio Sound Stage Founder President Editor Designer Animator http: www.tiltmedia.com
Weird Problem Exporting with Audio
by Adam Fischer 8 years ago
I'm trying to export a comp with audio like I've done a thousand times in the past. The audio is turned up in the comp, and if I preview it I can hear it loud and clear. When I export I'm using a cust
Re: Weird Problem Exporting with Audio
by Vishesh Arora 8 years ago
Mr. Fischer Check your prefes settings by pressing " Cntrl + Alt + ; ". In output setting - Audio Block Duration is 0:00:01:00 by default. Check your audio hardware and Audio Out mapping settings. If
Tips for interviewing a new editor
by Adam Fischer 9 years ago
Im looking to bring on a new contract editor who I hope to keep busy at least 30 hours a week. So I want to make sure I'm investing my time into someone I can trust and depend on Looking at demo reeks
Re: Tips for interviewing a new editor
by Stephen Smith 9 years ago
Great advice above. The company I work for is small and the last thing in the world that we need is employees that don't get along. We have always brought someone in on a Free Lance basis first and de
Tips for interviewing a new editor
by Adam Fischer 9 years ago
Im looking to bring on a new contract editor who I hope to keep busy at least 30 hours a week. So I want to make sure I'm investing my time into someone I can trust and depend on Looking at demo reeks
Re: Tips for interviewing a new editor
by Alex Elkins 9 years ago
About a year ago I was in the same position of, for the first time in my career, having to interview potential staff editors. Some of the things I was looking for were: Does this person actually know
Best I/O card for my setup
by Adam Fischer 10 years ago
There are so many options that I just don't know where to start! I wasn't even sure where to post this because I don't know what brand I should go with, so I figured this was a good place to start. My
Re: Best I/O card for my setup
by Adam Fischer 10 years ago
I feel like I should be paying a consultation fee with these quick responses! By editing, I meant all things video, so compositing, etc. Good to know that this card is A-Okay. Thanks for all the other
Hiring my first employee....Any advice?
by Adam Fischer 10 years ago
As the title says, I'm getting ready to hire my first full-time employee. I've worked with freelancers for a long time and I now have the need for someone to be in the studio every day working on day-
Re: Hiring my first employee....Any advice?
by Adam Fischer 10 years ago
Thanks to everyone for the great input. I see a lot of responses saying I'm too low with the $9-$10 range but only a couple who offered some alternatives. Anyone want to share what they paid people st
AE user testing/benchmark/certification questions
by Adam Fischer 11 years ago
I have an employee who is starting to learn AE and I would like to test his progress in a way other than me coming up with sample projects and scenarios. He definitely isn't ready for, and doesn't nee
Re: AE user testing/benchmark/certification questions
by Jeremy Fabiano 11 years ago
Have him make a 30 second commercial or teaser or trailer or something that represents something your company does (or something that he'd be using it for in his job). The best way to see if he can do
Considering Decklink HD Extreme for Mac and FCP/CS3(4)
by Adam Fischer 12 years ago
I have a PC edit system with Axio hardware and a MBP with both Apple and Adobe software. I'm thinking of transitioning to all Apple hardware to work with both FCS and CS3 (until I upgrade to CS4). Is
Considering Decklink HD Extreme for Mac and FCP/CS3(4)
by Adam Fischer 12 years ago
I have a PC edit system with Axio hardware and a MBP with both Apple and Adobe software. I'm thinking of transitioning to all Apple hardware to work with both FCS and CS3 (until I upgrade to CS4). Is
Re: Considering Decklink HD Extreme for Mac and FCP/CS3(4)
by Callum McLay 12 years ago
Hi Adam I could not agree more with Dan. The Decklink HD Extreme is certified as compatible with Apple OSX 10.5 and Final Cut Studio 2, and is a very affordable capture playback solution for the Mac.
How should I go about getting sync rights for a sporting event?
by Adam Fischer 12 years ago
Next month I'm going to shoot a mixed martial arts event (like UFC) and similar to a boxing match, the fighters have their own songs that they use for walk-in music. There are 9 fights, which means 18
Re: How should I go about getting sync rights for a sporting event?
by Adam Fischer 12 years ago
Thanks very much for the info. I tried contacting BMI and ASCAP and couldn't find a phone number on their website. All of their contact pages were email. I emailed them and they simply told me to get
Best way to obtain sync rights for recorded sporting event
by Adam Fischer 12 years ago
I posted this in the broadcast forum but haven't gotten any bites so I thought this may be the place... Next month I'm going to shoot a mixed martial arts event (like UFC) and similar to a boxing matc
Re: Best way to obtain sync rights for recorded sporting event
by Adam Fischer 12 years ago
Thanks Steve. I should have remembered that you are all-knowing!
SEO and Flash
by Adam Fischer 12 years ago
Does conventional SEO work when you're using a completely Flash based page Would I just re-type my content and keywords into the html and hide it in the background I'm worried that may look like some
Re: SEO and Flash
by Curtis Thompson 12 years ago
hello... i'd start here - this is a good read on the topic... http: www.hochmanconsultants.com articles seo-friendly-flash.shtml hope that helps! sitruc
Background spanned across browser window
by Adam Fischer 12 years ago
I have a question about getting a backround to repeat nicely both horizontally and vertically behind a web page so the full browser window looks like a nice complete design. I'm not sure if this is a
Re: Background spanned across browser window
by Adam Fischer 12 years ago
Thanks for the info! What do you think is the top end resolution most people are working at. I have my monitor at 1680x1050 and that seems pretty big. Do a lot of people go higher than that
Anchoring an element to one side of the browser window
by Adam Fischer 12 years ago
This question is somewhat related to my last post...How can I have a graphical element, like a logo, anchored to a particular corner of the browser screen. Let's say my main content is centered at the
Re: Anchoring an element to one side of the browser window
by Adam Fischer 12 years ago
Thank you!
Question about repeating a background to fill browser window
by Adam Fischer 12 years ago
I am putting together a site for my wife based off of a template that she bought. This first link is the template exactly as it comes. You ll see it has a repeating background that spans the page. htt
Re: Question about repeating a background to fill browser window
by Adam Fischer 12 years ago
Thanks, I'll go back and figure out what I did. I appreciate your help with such an elementary question!
Blu-Ray: H.264 vs. MPEG and a question about bit rates
by Adam Fischer 13 years ago
I'm ready to burn my first Blu-Ray project and I have a couple of basic questions. I tried searching for the answers but my terms are two generic. First, is there any benefit in H.264 vs. MPEG or vice
Tracking clip usage in bins
by Adam Fischer 13 years ago
I posted this question in the 'basic' forum and got no responses so I thought I would try here...In Premiere Pro one of the collumns you can display in a bin is video audio usage. It shows the number
Re: Tracking clip usage in bins
by Adam Fischer 13 years ago
This is the best solution I've heard so far. Good idea!
Do you recognize this light?
by Adam Fischer 13 years ago
I can't seem to figure out what this light is It's being used on a photo shoot but in their behind the scenes video you can see it's being used as a continous light, not a flash. One of my clients is
Re: Do you recognize this light?
by Wojtek Jezowski 13 years ago
Id go with a flash that had a modeling light turned on. Wojtek Jezowski
Necklace Microphones
by Adam Fischer 13 years ago
Have you seen shows like "The Ultimate Fighter" on Spike where they disguise lav mics in necklaces that the whole cast wears If you haven't seen these in use the band looks like twisted leather straps
Re: Necklace Microphones
by Adam Fischer 13 years ago
Time are changing! :) Maybe the headbands will come back since there is a new Rambo movie coming out soon!
Tracking clip usage in the bins
by Adam Fischer 13 years ago
In Premiere Pro one of the collumns you can display in a bin is video audio usage. It shows the number of times a clips video and or audio is used in any sequence in the project. I can't seem to find
Viewing multiple camera feeds on one monitor
by Adam Fischer 13 years ago
I have tried several ways to search for this info but I can't seem to find anything, which means I'm probably not using the right search terms. I simply want to find the cheapest way to monitor at lea
Re: Viewing multiple camera feeds on one monitor
by Adam Fischer 13 years ago
Good points Todd. Thanks again!
Timecode generator and an HVX
by Adam Fischer 13 years ago
I know I will probably sound like an idiot here, but I am really flying blind right now. I have a need to use a timecode generator but this is an area of work I've never had to deal with before. I wil
Re: Timecode generator and an HVX
by Adam Fischer 13 years ago
Thanks to all of you. I appreciate all the helpful info!
Audio recording workflow
by Adam Fischer 13 years ago
I posted a while ago asking for mic recommendations for recording martial arts training and got a helpful response. Now I'm a little farther in my process and need help with the workflow. We'll be sho
Re: Audio recording workflow
by Adam Fischer 13 years ago
Thanks Ray! This project just got fast-tracked so it will probably be in early December. I'll give you a call soon to tell you all about it. I can surely use your expertise!
Recommendations for a cheaper/smaller camera to compliment HVX 200
by Adam Fischer 13 years ago
I do realize the irony in this post...Usually the HVX IS the small camera that compliments the bigger camera, but in my case HVXs will be the main aquisition tool and I'm curious if there are any othe
Re: Recommendations for a cheaper/smaller camera to compliment HVX 200
by Adam Fischer 13 years ago
Thanks for the input gentlemen. For my application we're going to be shooting 24P and using P2 so even if we save a little money with HDV it probably wouldn't make up for the hassle of the different f
Can you recommend a remote pan/tilt head for the HVX?
by Adam Fischer 13 years ago
I forgot to include this question in my last post... Does anyone have recommendations for an HVX pan tilt head setup for wall mount that is budget conscious It seems like there are the little Bescor G
Re: Can you recommend a remote pan/tilt head for the HVX?
by Adam Fischer 13 years ago
I'm not sure what the range on that head is, but do you have any problems tilting up after you tilt all the way down For my application the camera would only be loaded with a battery and two P2 cards,
Mic recommendations for martial arts shoot
by Adam Fischer 13 years ago
I'm going to be shooting a documentary style program and much of it will take place inside a martial arts training facility. Sometimes the subjects will be wearing a gi, but sometimes they'll just hav
Re: Mic recommendations for martial arts shoot
by Adam Fischer 13 years ago
Thanks for your input!
Looking for resources on producing for broadcast/webcast
by Adam Fischer 13 years ago
All of my search attempts seem to be too vague so I thought I would post a new thread. I've worked in the video industry for several years but it's almost all been for non-broadcast. Everything from c
Using sound effects and other interactive material in menu design
by Adam Fischer 13 years ago
I have a client who wants to emulate one of their old websites with a DVD I'm designing right now. The website had a list of links, and as you moved the mouse over each one a sound effect would play a
Re: Using sound effects and other interactive material in menu design
by Jeff Bellune 13 years ago
You must use the auto-activate feature of Encore and link the buttons to identical copies of the menu. The menu copies will play the sounds and show the video clips when they activate. This effect can
Using sound effects and other interactive material in menu design
by Adam Fischer 13 years ago
I have a client who wants to emulate one of their old websites with a DVD I'm designing right now. The website had a list of links, and as you moved the mouse over each one a sound effect would play a
Re: Using sound effects and other interactive material in menu design
by Max Kovalsky 13 years ago
You can't do it easily in DVD - you'd have to set up different menus for each of your links to emulate the look and sounbd you're after. To do this in DVDSP, make each button an auto-action that links
Transferring files between Mac and PC
by Adam Fischer 13 years ago
Forgive me for being slightly OT here but I've posted this question in a couple of places with no responses, and I figured After Effects users have spent some time on both Macs and PCs... What do you
Re: Transferring files between Mac and PC
by Brendan Coots 13 years ago
The easiest way (that I know of) is to format the drive as NTFS, leave it attached to the PC (set up as a shared drive), and use your network to transfer files from the Mac to the external drive. Usin
Why does an image take less space??
by Adam Fischer 13 years ago
I noticed a strange thing today that doesn't seem to be a problem, but it has me curious. I burned a dual layer DVD project directly to disc and then used that disc in my duplicator to create an image
Re: Why does an image take less space??
by Adam Fischer 13 years ago
This is my first experience with DL discs and I didn't do the initial authoring so I don't know much about it. Is there a way to figure out if the layer break has changed other than watching the DVD a
How do you create this effect?
by Adam Fischer 13 years ago
I've heard this particular audio effect in movies and music and I've always wondered how to recreate it. The best way I can describe it is a sort of pre-echo. I've included links to two samples that I
Re: How do you create this effect?
by Adam Fischer 13 years ago
I figured it out! Reverse the audio Apply reverb Reverse again Simple!
A question about subtitles vs. captioning
by Adam Fischer 14 years ago
I have a client who always needs captioned versions of their projects. In the past we have usually provided a DVD with a regular version of the video and an open captioned verson. Back in the VHS days
Re: A question about subtitles vs. captioning
by Bouke Vahl 14 years ago
Beside Bill's points, if you have room to spare you could always put open captions on a second stream. Quality of the subtitles will improve massivly then. Bouke www.videoToolShed.com smart tools for
Frustrated with my NLE, looking for other options for my P2 workflow
by Adam Fischer 14 years ago
I know this isn't an NLE forum, but I know a lot of people on this board are using FCP and P2 and that is what I have questions about... I bought an HVX-200 and a Matrox Axio editing system at the end
Re: Frustrated with my NLE, looking for other options for my P2 workflow
by Adam Fischer 14 years ago
I appreciate all the feedback so far. I've been talking to my dealer and he thinks there is some tweaking that can be done to give the system some more guts before I switch to a new platform. We'll se
DiscMakers Elite Duplicator
by Michael Betz 14 years ago
Greetings. We've been using a DiscMakers Elite2 duplicator since August 2006. We have had a boatload of problems which seem to have finally been resolved by replacing a bad cable. Their Tech Support i
Re: DiscMakers Elite Duplicator
by Adam Fischer 14 years ago
I have one. Mine is the Elite Micro with the printer. I had a few initial problems and had the same great experience with their tech support. After those first couple of bumps in the road it has worke
Questions for Tim Wilson about Chamber of Commerce TV Show
by Adam Fischer 14 years ago
Tim, I read an earlier post of yours where you talked about a TV show you produced for your local Chamber. You were answering someone's question about networking techniques. Your idea seemed like a gr
Re: Questions for Tim Wilson about Chamber of Commerce TV Show
by Adam Fischer 14 years ago
Thank you both for all that great information!
urgent! problems exporting qt from a 1h30 video
by frédéric 14 years ago
Hi, I don't know if this issue has already been treaten somewhere, but i have this job to do for tommorrow. i have a video of 1h30 to export to quicktime (in dvpal codec) for an protools session and t
Re: urgent! problems exporting qt from a 1h30 video
by Adam Fischer 14 years ago
It would help to know exactly what the error says, but my first thoughts would be to make sure you have sufficient storgae space on the drive you're saving to, and I would also do a test export of an
Looking for specs on a Mac Book Pro for FCP
by Adam Fischer 14 years ago
I mainly edit on PCs so I don't know as much about Macs, but I'm looking to change that. I would like to setup an FCP system on a Mac Book that can handle simple DV editing. This will only be used whe
Re: Looking for specs on a Mac Book Pro for FCP
by 14 years ago
The basic macbook pro will do waht you say you want
Getting paid for documentary work vs. corporate work
by Adam Fischer 14 years ago
This may be a good post for the Indie Film forum, but I thought I would start here... I run a production company that does mostly corporate video and commercials. Most of the time I work hourly. I rec
Re: Getting paid for documentary work vs. corporate work
by Adam Fischer 14 years ago
Those are all FANTASTIC responses! Thanks for all the great insight. I really appreciate it.
How to print TC on a dvd or vcd ?
by Rajarshi Basu 14 years ago
Hi, I want to know how to print a TC on a dvd which Im generating from the timeline. The video doesnt have a TC. I shot that on DV. Now I want it to look like a Beta telecine, where you have the TC ru
Re: How to print TC on a dvd or vcd ?
by Adam Fischer 14 years ago
No need to apply it to transparent video. Just apply to the clip or clips in the timeline and select timeline timecode from the effect setting menu.
What's the difference between these Arri lights?
by Adam Fischer 14 years ago
As this post will show, I don't know enough about lighting to make an informed decision on a new purchase! I've been looking at the various kits on B&H and ran into these two. Can someone explain what
Re: Fresnel
by Adam Fischer 14 years ago
Thanks for all the great info guys!
What production monitor do you use for HD?
by Adam Fischer 14 years ago
I hope this isn't too off topic for this forum, but I wasn't sure exactly where it fit. I'm putting together a new editing system and I need a new production monitor. Since I do some color correction,
Re: What production monitor do you use for HD?
by Chris Bové 14 years ago
Avoid Frontniche and Vutrix at ALL COSTS! Also, make sure if you go the Plasma or LCD route that it de-embeds the audio through the HDSDI. We didn't check that, and all our audio is 2-frames off unle
A few Avid questions from a potential convert.
by Adam Fischer 14 years ago
I'm very close to purchasing a new MC. It will be the first Avid I've worked on in about 8 years. Since then I've been using Premiere Pro and I've been very happy with it. I am now financially able to
Re: A few Avid questions from a potential convert.
by Adam Fischer 14 years ago
Yikes! I would hope that with all those problems Avid or your dealer would help you out! You spent a lot of money on what sounds like a big headache. There's nothing worse than buggy gear that gets in
PP2 crashed when exporting with "all" tracks locked
by Vince Becquiot 14 years ago
It seems every week a new bug hits me these days ;) Now, I'm wondering if anyone came across this one. An export to the media encoder, or a movie export for that matter, with all tracks locked seems t
Re: PP2 crashed when exporting with "all" tracks locked
by Adam Fischer 14 years ago
Maybe I'm missing something but why do you need to have the tracks locked
Deleting effects in multiple clips
by JustAnotherGuy 14 years ago
Is there a way to delete effects in multiple clips, as opposed to selecting each clip individually and manually deleting the effect that is no longer to your liking ie. if you make a series of clips b
Re: Deleting effects in multiple clips
by Adam Fischer 14 years ago
TClark "If that is the only effect on the clips you can delete one and copy and paste attributes to all the rest." "Paste Attributes" can only add things. I can't take effects away. If you copy a cli
I just made my first DLT master. A few questions before I send it off...
by Adam Fischer 14 years ago
After getting A LOT of great answers to many questions on this board I've finally finished up my first DVD project that will be replicated. I bought a Quantum 20 40GB DLT IV drive on eBay and got some
Re: I just made my first DLT master. A few questions before I send it off...
by Adam Fischer 14 years ago
Thanks Dave! You're right, I shouldn't worry so much! I guess I just have to get used to letting the software do its job! I'm too used to burning a disc that I could then pop back in and check. I expe
The best analogies for Mac vs. Win
by Chris Bové 14 years ago
Biggest questions I think we've all been getting for years: Mac vs Windows or FCP vs Avid I've never cared either way, so for years my responses have been: 1.) "Build a house with either a nailgun or
Re: The best analogies for Mac vs. Win
by Adam Fischer 14 years ago
Chaz Shukat "Macs looks so much cooler than the PC "suits"." If how "cool" a computer looks has anything to do with your decision to pick a computer, you should probably re-evaluate your priorities.
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