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Adam Portnoy

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April 16th 2001
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MacBook Pro Retina HDMI Out
by Adam Portnoy 7 years ago
I'm looking to set up a MacBook Pro Retina system with Premiere Pro CS6. Can the HDMI out of the MBPr be used for video previews instead of a Blackmagic AJA Matrox box The idea would be MBPr with Appl
Re: MacBook Pro Retina HDMI Out
by Erik Lindahl 7 years ago
The T-Tap is great value. Do note it doesn't support hardware downscale however.
OT: Valve Source Filmmaker
by Andrew Richards 7 years ago
Valve has turned its video game engine into an animated movie app called Source Filmmaker. On the surface it looks like a tool for creating video game cutscenes using game assets (which it began as),
Re: OT: Valve Source Filmmaker
by Adam Portnoy 7 years ago
That is really brilliant. It'll be interesting to watch it develop.
FCPX-The Choice for a New Generation?
by Adam Portnoy 8 years ago
My 11.5 year old daughter is expressing interest in learning how to edit video. While I have FCP 7 and PPro CS5.5, I was wondering what the community thought of having her be the FCPX guinea pig. She
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Re: FCPX-The Choice for a New Generation?
by Ann Clark 8 years ago
You're hilarious, Liam. MacPro 2 x 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon 14GB memory - OSX10.6.4 FCP7
Any Extended Desktop Update?
by Adam Portnoy 9 years ago
Has there been any update on bringing Extended Destop back to the drivers Day in and day out at our agency this is sorely missed. Comments get made at reviews and meetings as to why we can't put stuff
Re: Any Extended Desktop Update?
by David Buivid 9 years ago
Ditto, we miss this function at our agency too. We would LOVE to see it come back!
Extended Desktop Required
by Adam Portnoy 10 years ago
I starting a new subject to continue to bring urgency to this matter. Extended desktop was a major decision in outfitting our 7 suites with the Decklink cards. Outside of Final Cut and After Effects,
Re: Extended Desktop Required
by Andre Racine 10 years ago
It's a major feature of the product that was removed. Please bring it back on the windows platform too.
864x486
by johnsabbath d'urzo 11 years ago
I'm using AE for a project that is going to be showing 16x9 LCD. Do I use 864x486 as a seting with square pixels or non - square pixels. The final project will be on a DVD.
Re: 864x486
by Adam Portnoy 11 years ago
In DVD Studio Pro you can set how it will playback on different ratio screens. 16:9 will play widescreen but on 4:3 it will play back letterboxed. That's the way I do it. I think you can also tell it
CS3 applications don't use Quad core
by matero Materasssi 12 years ago
Hi, I've installed some days ago, all the new production premium suite CS3 on my new pc. My configuration is Q6600 2.4@3.3ghz 2GB ddr2 800 geil 4-4-4-12 segate barracuda sata2 320 for OS 2*200gb RAID0
Re: CS3 applications don't use Quad core
by Adam Portnoy 12 years ago
You really need a minimum of 1GB core an preferably 2GB core (or more). Each core has overhead and needs RAM to support its process. - Adam
NJ/NY C4D Artists
by Adam Portnoy 12 years ago
I manage the video and motion graphics department for a large healthcare marketing agency in Parsippany, NJ. In an effort to expand our 3D offerings and expand our capacity, I am putting together a ro
Videohub, Firewire, DVCPro HD and ProRes
by Adam Portnoy 12 years ago
We are in the process of revamping our studio as well as planning for the future. We are considering the Workgroup Videohub to connect 3 editing stations to DigitBeta, Component S-Video Composite (via
Question for DEL>>>Videohub, Firewire, DVCPro HD and ProRes
by Jean Coulombe 12 years ago
Hi Del can you give me your advise we have one hdcamsr deck and was planning to use our multibridge extrem with fcp 6.0 to make on a few occasion dub so we would capture the complete tape then output
animating tentacles out of text?
by Jimmy Brunger 12 years ago
Hi, Does anyone have any neat tricks whereby you could semi-automate randomise the shape of several masks with 3D stroke attached I have a logo need to recreate that is basically a word with half a do
Re: animating tentacles out of text?
by Adam Portnoy 12 years ago
This might not be of help for you at this moment but Puppet Tool in CS3 would be perfect for this. You could generate 1 tentacle, add puppet points, duplicate it as many times as you need it and paren
AE CS3 is now Available
by Adam Portnoy 12 years ago
All versions of Adobe Creative Suite 3 are now availalbe. That means AE CS3 as well as Premiere CS3 and anything else that was not yet availalbe is out. Looks like the downloadable demos are ready als
Re: AE CS3 is now Available
by Adam Portnoy 12 years ago
Yes, the official news releases don't seem to be out yet. I heard a rumor last week the AE team was going on vacation very, very soon. I checked Adobe.com last night and it says all CS3 bundles are no
AE workstation
by Judy Ranelli 12 years ago
If you were spec'ing out a PC based AE workstation, for a high-end motion graphics broadcast production work, what hardware would you get And what platform; does AE utilize the advantages of 64 bit ;-
Re: AE workstation
by Adam Portnoy 12 years ago
Judy, During a demo of AE CS3, the Adobe product manager said the best platforms for 'AE CS3' are the new Mac Pros and WinXP64 with multiple dual core processors. Apparently these set ups take the bes
Intensity Pro - to buy or not to buy?
by Alex Kuzelicki 12 years ago
Hi, I'm thinking of taking some 'online advice' and buying this package - a Benq FP241W monitor and an Intensity Pro card. Apparently, I can then output via HDMI for a truly accurate view of my HD foo
Re: Intensity Pro - to buy or not to buy?
by Adam Portnoy 12 years ago
As long as the analog and HDMI outputs are in sync from the card, you just need to be able to hook up the analog audio output to your speakers through a mixer or switcher. When I had the Kona card, al
After Effects render for Avid Adrenaline
by Frank Ruggiero 12 years ago
Hi everyone, I am hoping someone can help with with an After Effects to Avid Adrenaline problem. I have created keyable elements (NTSC 29.07) for a client who is asking for the Quicktime files to be d
Re: After Effects render for Avid Adrenaline
by Adam Portnoy 12 years ago
Meridian Uncompressed is definitely what should be used for SD work. However, I've run into issues when using the codec with an embedded alpha channel. On some footage it would generate artifacts arou
Compositing Particular with 3D Render
by Adam Portnoy 13 years ago
Say for example I have a Particular Cloud Bank. I want to composite a rendered 3D animation of a building sticking through those clouds. The animation of the building is rendered in .RPF format so Z-B
Re: Compositing Particular with 3D Render
by Mylenium 13 years ago
You can load your depth map as a custom visibility range thingy in the visibility options. Extract The Z-depth from your RPF. You would have to combine it with a matte layer representing your building
Huge Systems 1.2TB RAID
by Adam Portnoy 13 years ago
I have a Huge Systems 1.2TB RAID for sale. Since taking a full-time job I have no use for it. It seems like a waste just watching it sitting around. The RAID is around 2.5 years old and VERY lightly u
Huge Systems 1.2TB RAID
by Adam Portnoy 13 years ago
I have a Huge Systems 1.2TB RAID for sale. Since taking a full-time job I have no use for it. It seems like a waste just watching it sitting around. The RAID is around 2.5 years old and VERY lightly u
HUGE MediaVault Dual Max 1200 w/ SCSI card - Ebay LAST DAY
by Adam Portnoy 14 years ago
1.2TB HUGE MediaVault Dual Max 1200 w Atto UL4D SCSI card and cables available on Ebay. Great for SD and HD. Very lightly used. This is the last day of the auction. http: cgi.ebay.com ws eBayISAPI.dll
Re: HUGE MediaVault Dual Max 1200 w/ SCSI card - Ebay LAST DAY
by mark brinster 14 years ago
I might be interested ... I have a new g5 quad, would this array work What is available in the pci express world to control Also, what kind of a reserve are u thinking I really don't want to start bid
C4D r9 XL PC - Last Day on Ebay
by Adam Portnoy 14 years ago
This is the last day for the CINEMA 4D Release 9 XL PC auction on eBay. Check it out and take advantage of a great deal. http: cgi.ebay.com ws eBayISAPI.dll ViewItem&item=7203613685&rd=1&sspagename=ST
CINEMA 4D XL Relase 9 PC on Ebay.
by Adam Portnoy 14 years ago
CINEMA 4D XL Relase 9 PC is available on Ebay. http: cgi.ebay.com ws eBayISAPI.dll ViewItem&item=7203613685 - Adam
Huge Systems 1.2TB RAID and Atto SCSI card available on eBay
by Adam Portnoy 14 years ago
Huge Systems MediaVault Dual Max 1200 (1.2TB) RAID with Atto UL4D SCSI card and cables. Perfect for SD and HD work. Now listed on eBay. http: cgi.ebay.com ws eBayISAPI.dll ViewItem&item=8730126660 - A
AE Accelerator Card?
by Colin Williams 14 years ago
I am having a hard time using high res photos in a Comp. The RAM preview is just not doing it nearly as fast as my creativity will allow (for lack of better termology). Can someone recommend an accelo
Re: AE Accelerator Card?
by Adam Portnoy 14 years ago
Definitely get more RAM. At least 2 GB. The more AE can do in RAM, the less it has to write to the drive, the faster the process will be. Also, use low res proxys until final render. Make the source i
Cinema 4D v9 XL PC Still for Sale
by Adam Portnoy 14 years ago
Recently took a full-time job and it is all Max and Maya. So now I have a full PC version of Cinema 4D v9 XL for sale. I am asking $1,200. Reasonable offers will be considered. Product is located in N
Gnomon and Alias DVDs and Books for Sale
by Adam Portnoy 14 years ago
I've have a package of Gnomon and Alias DVDs and Books for sale. Check the COW Classifieds if interested. - Adam
Cinema 4D v9 XL PC for Sale
by Adam Portnoy 14 years ago
I'm selling my copy of C4D v9 XL for the PC. You can find the posting in the COW Classifieds. - Adam
Decklink Preview with After Effects and HD
by Adam Portnoy 14 years ago
We are putting together a new PC (hp xw8200) as an After Effects 3ds max combustion Encore DVD station. I'm thinking about adding the Decklink SP for video preview on the NTSC monitor. While most proj
Re: Decklink Preview with After Effects and HD
by Martin 14 years ago
Yes, thats true and not good. Question to Decklink: Will it be possible in the near future to playout audio out from After Effects over Decklink cards or is it a unsolvable limitation from After Effec
Decklink Extreme on XP, downconversion HD - SD, future proof question
by Igor Babic 14 years ago
Is it posible to do this now in Premiere in real time and can I edit HD with this card, or is it in your plans in next driver realeses
Re: Decklink Extreme on XP, downconversion HD - SD, future proof question
by Adam Portnoy 14 years ago
Does downconversion work in After Effects on the PC or is that a different process If I have an HD project in After Effects with a Decklink SD card what will I get on my non-HD NTSC monitor Also, does
After Effects file browser issue - BIZARRE
by Adam Portnoy 14 years ago
As of 2 days ago, when ever I go to import a file or set the filename for a render, the files in the file browser window are listed by date instead of name. They've always been listed by name. It is r
Re: After Effects file browser issue - BIZARRE
by Adam Portnoy 14 years ago
Thanks. It worked but I had to apply the global settings with the After Effects import window open for it to take effect. What a wacky little issue. Has anyone seen that Photoshop CS2 lets you choose
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