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Akbar Ukani

Member Since:
May 29th 2009
51 Posts
Best HD camera to use with FCP for $5000 or less?
by Michael Stachiw 10 years ago
I work in a University Video Program. We'll be upgrading 5+ yo equipment (GL2s & G5s). For longevity purpose I've been looking at an affordable tapeless solution. Our post production setup would inclu
Re: Best HD camera to use with FCP for $5000 or less?
by Akbar Ukani 10 years ago
Trust me...you can't go wrong with the XDCAMs EX1...they are a grand over your budget, but the quality is superior than any Panasonics Canon in its class...if its a long term investment then a 1000 bu
XDCam HD and XDCam EX formats in same sequence
by Ray Ellis 10 years ago
I have over 1.25TB of camera original footage. 1TB is XDCam HD and .25TB is XDCam EX. Both shot at 24p. I've set my sequence setting to the XDCam EX easy set up (XDCam EX 1080p24 VBR) and then changed
Re: XDCam HD and XDCam EX formats in same sequence
by Akbar Ukani 10 years ago
Hey..Just a suggestion....why don't you take XDCAM EX footage and run it through MPEG Stream Clip...this way you'll be scaling down 1920x1080 instead of scaling up 1440x1080.....I dont think you shoul
Blue-Ray disc stops for 2 seconds in playing menu with highlighted buttons
by Giorgio Davoli 10 years ago
Hi everyone, just finished Blue Ray project and I've noticed my BD-R disc stops for 2 seconds when, after loop time, my highlighted buttons appear, then plays normally. It's a BD-R with a first play m
Re: Blue-Ray disc stops for 2 seconds in playing menu with highlighted buttons
by Akbar Ukani 10 years ago
Did you find a solution to this matter I am having the same problem
Encore CS4 Bluray
by Bryant Fisher 10 years ago
I have been frustratingly trying to work with Encore CS4 for the past few weeks. I come from a Final Cut Studio background so I assumed, like DVD Studio Pro, Encore would like compressed media to work
Re: Encore CS4 Bluray
by Akbar Ukani 10 years ago
Bryant, You and I are in the same boat with the same kind of a machine. I highly recommend that you invest in a Matrox Compress HD card for the Mac. It works directly with Compressor 3.0 or above. It
Oh Encore CS4...
by Than Baardson 10 years ago
Has anyone else had "encode fail" pop up at every attempt to transcode in any way No luck at all for me transcoding .avi's Also, is there a quality or other difference between mpeg2 or h264 I'm build
Re: Oh Encore CS4...
by Akbar Ukani 10 years ago
I am a fairly new Encore user and having problems of my own with the H.264 audio and video file not being in sync when the bluRay is finalized, but I have had the same problem with Encore initially. I
Blu-Ray Video & Audio Not Sync when Finalized
by Akbar Ukani 10 years ago
I am new to Encore and I noticed that when I finalized my H.264 Video and Audio into a BluRay Disc, all the speeches and dance performances had their audio out of sync. - Using Adobe Encore for Mac (I
Need Some Help With Text Aliasing
by Akbar Ukani 10 years ago
Hey Guys, I am sorry if the issue has been beaten to death on this forum, but I was just curious if someone can help me resolve this matter...I am having a problem with my Text Animation having jagged
Re: Need Some Help With Text Aliasing
by Akbar Ukani 10 years ago
Great..I appreciate the help..I'll give it a try and see what happens..Thanks once again
Encore DVD audio out of sync
by Wendall Woodbury 11 years ago
I've spent a good deal of time looking for information on this forum concerning out-of-sync audio and chapter titles that do not appear in Encore, but can't seem to find any. I created a program in Pr
Re: Encore DVD audio out of sync
by Akbar Ukani 10 years ago
Encore has to be one of the most frustrating authoring softwares (esp for the mac), none the less, I have no choice but to use it because only Steve Jobs knows why the heck he isn't releasing FCS that
Please Help Me..Error Media Needs To Be Restore
by Akbar Ukani 10 years ago
camera: sony xdcam ex1 recording unit: mxs sdhc adapter with sandisk 16Gb So I was recording an event (quite an important one) and all of a sudden my camera shows me the error "media needs to be resto
Re: Please Help Me..Error Media Needs To Be Restore
by Akbar Ukani 10 years ago
Well...I finally got it..The Data Recovery Services was able to retrieve all 16GB of data from the corrupted Card....of course I had a ancy customer breathing on my neck, but what a relief....thats th
SdHc card problem
by phillip ebeid 10 years ago
I just started using the SDHC (kingston class 4 16GB) my friend updated my firm ware to 1.1,from 1.0 now Im getting a regular msg. of media restore and at times it lets me and other time it cant conti
Re: SdHc card problem
by Akbar Ukani 10 years ago
Don't Risk It...The Sandisk SxS 8GB cards are only $199 now
XDCam Clip Assistance
by Akbar Ukani 10 years ago
A month ago I had posted that my sandisk sdhc card and adapter threw me back an error saying "media needs to be restored"; however it didn't give me the option to restore the media. Apparently, the SD
Re: XDCam Clip Assistance
by Akbar Ukani 10 years ago
Does it matter if its version on Windows or Mac...I have access to both. Thanks
ex 1 not responding to gain switch
by Brian Walker 10 years ago
Probably just being stupid but... when I try to move my gain setting switch(L, M, H) to change gain it says can not proceed.(in view finder of camera, not the voice in my head!) What am I doing wrong!
Re: ex 1 not responding to gain switch
by Akbar Ukani 10 years ago
Probably a stupid question on my behalf, but did you make sure that the Full Auto Mode is turned Off
AJA Kona LHI & Photoshop CS4
by Akbar Ukani 10 years ago
Hey Guys, Anyone out there know if there is a way to use the Kona LHI card with Photoshop CS4 to color correct pictures. Are there any special Kona drivers which I need to download I can't seem to fin
Re: AJA Kona LHI & Photoshop CS4
by Jeremy Garchow 10 years ago
Last I heard, the CS4 drivers are not ready for the LHi. Maybe contact aja for more info release information. Jeremy
Downconverting 1080p23.98 footage using Compressor 3
by Akbar Ukani 10 years ago
I have some proRes 1080p23.98 footage which I would like to convert to SD using Compressor3...Here is what I do 1. Within FCP, I convert the FCP timeline into a QT Reference File 2. I bring the QT Ref
Re: Downconverting 1080p23.98 footage using Compressor 3
by gary adcock 10 years ago
Akbar Ukani "Will the frame rate change from 23.98 to 29.97 ..." YES. that is the frame rate for NTSC content.... gary adcock Studio37 HD & Film Consultation Post and Production Workflows Check out h
Need Some Clarification Re Kona LHI
by Akbar Ukani 10 years ago
So I just bought a new Kona LHI for my Mac Pro and I am still trying to learn the card functionality...I have some 1080p23.98 ProRes footage which I would like to downconvert to 480p...I got a handle
Re: Need Some Clarification Re Kona LHI
by Bob Zelin 10 years ago
this is not a dumb question. This is a great question. Go to your audio video setting, and under Playback, instead of selecting 23.98, select 29.97. The card will do the pulldown for you. Your outputs
Sony 32 GB SxS Price Drop
by Brent Dunn 10 years ago
B&H has just dropped the price again on the Sony 32 SxS card. $869.95. Now if they would just slash that by 50%. That's good news that prices on these pricey cards are finally starting to dip. It just
Re: Sony 32 GB SxS Price Drop
by Akbar Ukani 10 years ago
Definitely not a big fan of these 32Gb cards only because I just don't believe in putting all my eggs in one basket...of course if there was an alternative where I could record to the SxS card and an
PMW EX-1 Picture Profile Settings
by Kirk Johnson 10 years ago
Hey everyone, I've done some searching on the internet for information about the EX-1 picture profile settings and wondered if you could chime in. Are there any settings you've used that you like Unde
Re: PMW EX-1 Picture Profile Settings
by Akbar Ukani 10 years ago
Keep me posted if you find any other settings for picture profiles....like you, I had to dig my way around the net to find it..
Wireless handheld mic suggestions?
by Clint Fleckenstein 10 years ago
We're going to be doing a shoot requiring a handheld mic with some movement, so I find myself looking for a wireless solution to work with our EX cameras. Any suggestions I'm strongly considering the
Re: Wireless handheld mic suggestions?
by Akbar Ukani 10 years ago
Hey Craig...I heard about this frequency thing vaguely...Can you direct me to some links if you have any that would explain the situation in detail...I understand it has something to do with the analo
Fear of SDHC cards
by Bob Mark 10 years ago
With all of these posts about problems with the SDHC cards I'm getting hesitant to use them.
Re: Fear of SDHC cards
by Akbar Ukani 10 years ago
Craig.....after what happened to me with the SDHC card (human error or not), I respectfully disagree with you but that is not to say that you are wrong from my perspective and my situation, I think we
AJA Kona LHI & Native XDCAM Ex
by Akbar Ukani 10 years ago
Hi all...I am just looking for some clarification regarding the Kona LHI and Native XDcam footage...I asked an AJA rep whether the LHI card can assist me in monitoring NATIVE XDcam footage from my FCP
Re: AJA Kona LHI & Native XDCAM Ex
by Akbar Ukani 10 years ago
LOL..as much sense as your post makes..I am one of those guys who just like to make things complicated =), but eventually thats what I am going to have to do...just utilize the software RAID functiona
Editing xdcam ex1 footage and FCP 6.0.4
by Akbar Ukani 10 years ago
Hey All, I am new to this forum in hopes to finding some answers to editing xdcam footage. I have shot some xdcam ex1 1080p24 footage which I am editing on my Mac. My mac specs are - 2 x 2.66Ghz dual
Re: Editing xdcam ex1 footage and FCP 6.0.4
by Akbar Ukani 10 years ago
Hi, Thank you for taking the time to help me ...I am currently running into problems with XDcam...I forgot to mention that I just bought a Matrox MXO2...Here Are My System Specs Mac Pro 2x2.66Ghz Dual
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