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Multitple Users on SAN
by Alan Smith 5 years ago
Our production house is preparing to move from FCP7 to FCX. We have worked through several issues and questions, but we have a lingering one that we cannot find an acceptable answer. This is always th
Re: Multitple Users on SAN
by Alan Smith 5 years ago
Not what I was hoping for. One of our issues we keep trying to resolve is ways to locate specific files media when we have a need. We tried Final Cut Server and that was not a good experience for our
NAB Suggestions
by Alan Smith 6 years ago
This is my first year going to NAB. I am going with a colleague to look at equipment and hardware for our company. What booths would you recommend I visit for the following: SAN PostProduction Media M
Re: NAB Suggestions
by Bob Zelin 6 years ago
simple suggestion, since you asked a complex question. Go immediately to the South Lower Hall. This is all post production. This is where ALL the SAN systems are. This is where all the storage arrays
email service
by claudia lorray 6 years ago
I want my email marketing service to integrate with social media and google analytics.Which providers should I go with for that
Re: email service
by Alan Smith 6 years ago
Check out Mail Chimp. They offer excellent tools for email marketing and they integrate with social and google analytics. Alan Smith Media317 http: media317.net
Site looks different on a Mac than it does on a PC
by Ted Cacciola 6 years ago
Does anyone know what I did wrong with my code to my site The site looks fine on a PC in any browser even Safari for PC, but when I look at the site on a Mac the letters overlap & the APDiv is not cen
Re: Site looks different on a Mac than it does on a PC
by Alan Smith 6 years ago
Can you post a link to the site so that we can look at source code to offer suggestions. Alan Smith Media317 http: media317.net
Setting up Hosting/Nameservers/etc
by Alex Lesy 6 years ago
Hey, I have my domain registered at network solutions and my hosting somewhere else. How do I setup my website I told network solutions what nameservers to use. Now in the area I have from my host I m
Re: Setting up Hosting/Nameservers/etc
by Alan Smith 6 years ago
The folder "web" becomes a subdirectory and would only show if you used the URI http: yourdomain.com web. You need to move you web files to the root directory on your hosting. Usually in a public_html
Best video format to use on my website - alternates to Flash video
by John Martin 6 years ago
I am currently using flash videos (F4V) on my website in a custom-made pop out flash player. Is there a more widely accepted, faster playing, higher resolution alternative to using this on our site, a
Re: Best video format to use on my website - alternates to Flash video
by Alan Smith 6 years ago
Unfortunately there is not "magic bullet" when it comes to web video, to many competing players. However, the H.264 codec has become increasingly adapted and is the current de facto format for web vid
Custom wordpress website plugin/software
by Jordan Wilson 7 years ago
So I found this web site called http: www.prophotoblogs.com It basically allows novice users to create a custom web site either from scratch or off of a theme. It seems extremely simple and there's to
Re: Custom wordpress website plugin/software
by Alan Smith 7 years ago
The best WordPress theme that has a great UI for customizing your site is the Thesis theme. It is a highly recommended theme and has a lot of built in functionality that allows users to make significa
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server for video that will be on my Web site
by Victoria Murphy 7 years ago
I am designing a Web site--my first. I have a Web master that creating it in WordPress. I need to have a two-minute video clip in it. I have permission to use the music in the video clip on my site, b
Re: server for video that will be on my Web site
by Alan Smith 7 years ago
Absolutely. What are you using for compression On a Mac or PC What settings are you using HD or SD Alan Smith Media317 http: media317.net
Somebody explain this to me
by Nick Griffin 7 years ago
I understand how social media works and how valuable it can be in business, career, etc. I'm especially sure that this is useful to people in big companies who need to foster network relationships to
Re: Somebody explain this to me
by Alan Smith 7 years ago
Gentlemen, remember where you are. You are on the Largest Social Media network for like minded people on the web. The Cow is a social media network. So, does social media work for your business YES! T
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reseller hosting plans
by David Fortin 7 years ago
I also posted this in the Adobe Dremweaver forum. I was looking for a reseller hosting company. I only host a handful of sites. I've been using HostDepartment for years, but want to switch. Does anyon
Re: reseller hosting plans
by Alan Smith 7 years ago
I have had a reseller account with HostNine for years. I have found their support and response to be excellent and their hosting packages are very competitive. I would highly recommend them. Alan Smit
Continued Sound Education
by Alan Smith 7 years ago
I am a "Preditor" and am responsible for complete production of our TV episodes. I am lacking proficiency in the area of sound audio mixing. I am doing a satisfactory job now, but would really like to
Re: Continued Sound Education
by Ty Ford 7 years ago
Hello Alan and welcome to the Cow Audio Forum. I'm working on a book for audio post using FCP now. Jay Rose has a post audio book that's been out a while. I have not read it yet, but folks seem to lik
My website looks slightly different in browsers other than Safari!
by RIchard Arkinstall 7 years ago
Hi I have created a small website using safari....It is mainly image pages created in illustrator but I have included a music player which looks fine position wise in safari but internet explorer and
Re: My website looks slightly different in browsers other than Safari!
by Curtis Thompson 7 years ago
hello... you seem to have a lot of unused code in there, but that's not causing the problem. you have 2 issues: 1. your large image is way too wide. the bg image (http: www.evildingo.co.uk Images Evil
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Website looks different in explorer than safari
by Amanda Cross 7 years ago
I created a website for my school group and for some reason it looks messed up in explorer but fine in safari and firefox. Why is that And how can would I fix that
Re: Website looks different in explorer than safari
by Alan Smith 7 years ago
What is the URL Alan Smith Media317 http: media317.net
Abraham Chaffin 7 years ago
Read a few of your recent posts. Good stuff!
Alan Smith 7 years ago
Thanks. Hoping to be able to share some of what I've learned.
Multi-Cam setup
by Alan Smith 8 years ago
If were shooting the following conversation, how would you set the camera It is a multi camera setup with three talent sitting in a living room set. They are "watching" some videos and talking about t
Re: Multi-Cam setup
by Scott Sheriff 8 years ago
Assuming C would be the main speaker, I would: Cam 1: move to the left. Primary shot C. Other coverage OTS AC, OTS BC. BC stretches the vector line a bit, but livable. Only be used if BC get into prol
weird sync issues when exporting
by tash baycroft 8 years ago
I've been having some strange sync problems every once in a while when exporting my QT videos from FCP. It's not a drift issue, or a sample-rate issue because every time it happens it's only one clip,
Re: weird sync issues when exporting
by Alan Smith 8 years ago
If you have it narrowed down to a single clip, try re-digitizing the clip from your tape media. We have experienced similar issues and found that the tape had an issue with timecode sync etc and had t
Multi-Clip Editing
by Samuel Boulton 8 years ago
We recently shot our church Easter play using multi-cameras (3 cameras). I log and captured each video, placed each clip on separate tracks within my timeline, and sync all footage together. I'm not
Re: Multi-Clip Editing
by Alan Smith 8 years ago
You need to create a multiclip sequence. If you take all three clips and combine them into a multiclip, you can view all three angles in your Viewer as you play. You can then let the timeline play and
iMac / FCP
by Dustin Daniels 8 years ago
Hi all, Is anyone running FCP on an iMac I'm looking at the following specs: Quad-Core 2.8GHz Intel Core i78GB 8GB RAM 2TB Hard Drive ATI Radeon HD 4850 Graphics Thanks, -Dustin
Re: iMac / FCP
by Alan Smith 8 years ago
I running FCP3 on my iMac. It works well for simple basic work, but limits you as to what kind of work you can do. I have done plenty of SD editing on this system, no HD yet. Not sure I would try eith
Sync ghost in the system!
by Alan Smith 8 years ago
I need the collaborative expertise of the Cow to help me track down a sync issue. We have clips that are in a timeline that we have been working on for a couple weeks. The clips have been playing fine
Re: Sync ghost in the system!
by Alan Smith 8 years ago
The sync is experienced regardless of the workstation, no matter if you are viewing the FC timeline or viewing the clip in QT player. It is such an odd event that I can't seem to figure out where to b
text crawl problem
by roberto yambo 8 years ago
I have a project that has a crawl at the bottom of it. In FCP it looks great but when I export using Apple Pro Res 422 HQ or H.264 the crawl doesnt look clean everything else looks great though. What
Re: text crawl problem
by Alan Smith 8 years ago
So you have HD footage with a scrolling text that you are outputting to SD If so, you will need to view it on a SD monitor to know if it is correct of not. The SD is going to be a lower res video, int
format for pc viewing
by Adam Beasley 8 years ago
Hi Guys, I have about 50gb of XDCAM HD rushes, ingested with FCP which the client wants to view on their PC. (I do not have the bpav folders) I have experimented with full res h264.movs on several PCs
Re: format for pc viewing
by Alan Smith 8 years ago
If it is for preview purposes only, mpeg4 at 50% resolution, should work on a PC. We shoot HD XDCAM, convert to ProRes for edit and output to any format needed. PC is going to want mpeg4, wmv, avi, et
Final Cut, Compressor in a multi user environment.
by Mike Libby 8 years ago
In our studio, we share 2 FCP systems (will be 3 in the near future) among about 10 people. We are newish to FCP and would like to manage our systems better. We have found it quite difficult (i.e. can
Re: Final Cut, Compressor in a multi user environment.
by Alan Smith 8 years ago
Mike Libby "Each user has their own network login and it seems like every user starts from square one." Once you create your settings in Compressor you can save those to a custom folder. You can navi
25o copies needed on DVD
by Al Herr 8 years ago
Hello all, A corp client is going to need 250 copies of the finished DVD which will have to be a dual layer as the speaker is talking for 3-4 hours. Can someone get me started on how I contract with a
Re: 25o copies needed on DVD
by Alan Smith 8 years ago
I offer this service as part of our production. I do short run duplication. We print directly to the media and do all the duplication in house. If you would like me to offer a quote or information fee
How do you invoice this?
by Alan Smith 8 years ago
I have been apart of the COW community to have developed my pricing based on day rates. I have spent alot of time and energy developing my day rate, but I had a client make a request the other day tha
Re: How do you invoice this?
by Alan Smith 8 years ago
Thanks for sage advise. The machine that will be processing the encode is a non editing production machine, so it will not interfere with any ongoing production. I like the idea of determining a finis
Recommend Some Good Business or Marketing Books or Audio?
by Bob O Dell 8 years ago
List of what books you like, believe in or that worked for you and maybe why. a few I like... Donny Deutsch Often Wrong, Never in Doubt Donny Deutsch The Big Idea FREE: The Future of a Radical Price W
Re: Recommend Some Good Business or Marketing Books or Audio?
by Alan Smith 8 years ago
Best book to iterate what a business should do to make the move from being a good company to being a great company. My favorite book of all time, I've read it about 5 time already. From Good to Great
Converting Quicktime files to Flash
by Andy Hunt 8 years ago
Hi- I have a new client who has asked me to edit pieces and then convert and send as Flash files to be posted on their web site. I can find no program in Final Cut Studio that will do that. Any sugges
Re: Converting Quicktime files to Flash
by Alan Smith 8 years ago
Another option is to encode in H264 codec. Modern Flash players will play the H264 codec without any problem. Plus you end up with a better quality finished product. I always follow this method for al
Match camera moves
by Alan Smith 8 years ago
I have AFX CS4. I have a video animation that i have imported. It is a quicktime movie. I do not have the original AFX file. The camera moves through the video along a path. I am wanting to place that
Re: Match camera moves
by Dave LaRonde 8 years ago
This is going to be a very, VERY tough chore. You can't do it with AE straight out of the box. You absolutely need 3D matchmove software like Syntheyes -- I think there's a tryout version. But even th
How to send bulk email Not sure where to post this.
by christina rule 8 years ago
Not sure if this is that right forum to post on but I figure I'd give it a shot. If anyone knows of a more appropriate forum please please let me know! I am trying to set up something for a salon and
Re: How to send bulk email Not sure where to post this.
by Alan Smith 8 years ago
If you have not checked out MailChimp, you need to consider it. It works with any OS because it a web app that handles the entire process for you. We have been using them for a few months now and have
iMovie Hd to FCP 5WeddingWedding
by induz kumar 8 years ago
I have about 150 pictures of a weeding that i want to cut to a music track. I found that pan zoom on a picture photo still are easier on preset iMovie HD 6.0.3 than manually doing it on FCP 5. I have
Re: iMovie Hd to FCP 5WeddingWedding
by Alan Smith 8 years ago
If you just doing photos to music, have you considered using iPhoto. You can create them very quick and you have pan scan (aka Ken Burns Effect). . . very effective way to do a photomontage to music.
Music Library
by Alan Smith 8 years ago
Looking to change music libraries. Currently using Killer Tracks and TunEdge. But would like to explore other options. Any suggestions Alan Smith Media317 Check out my blog - http: media317.com
Re: Music Library
by Rich Rubasch 8 years ago
We recently signed with DeWolfe and shortly after some people here mentioned NonStop Music. Have to say DeWelfe is a pretty good deal, but Non Stop has better tracks. I did a search on DeWolfe and got
Motion HELP!
by Alan Smith 8 years ago
I Need some help . . . !!!!! I have a Mac Pro with Dual 3GHz Quad-Core Xeon's, with 8GB 667 MHz DDR2 DIMM, an ATI Radeon X1900 512MB video card. I am running 10.5.5 with Final Cut Studio 2. I am worki
Re: Motion HELP!
by Jason Myres 8 years ago
You need to do a little diagnosis first. Do you have iStat installed (http: www.islayer.com apps istatmenus ) If not, add them, and turn on the options for CPU, Memory, and Sensors. Restart, then do a
Re: Virtual Phone Support
by Alan Smith 8 years ago
I am a small business and am looking to add customer service support via the phone. I don't have the resources yet to be able to do this in house and wondering if any one knew of a company that provid
Audio Training
by Alan Smith 8 years ago
I am looking for some training in audio mixing and finishing. I produce a tv program and use Final Cut to edit and Sound Track Pro to clean up the audio. I am wanting to be able to completely master t
Re: Audio Training
by Bill Davis 8 years ago
Jay's books are great. And I highly recommend them to anyone wanting a good grounding in practical audio theory. That said, I'm not sure you're going to find precisely what you're looking for in any f
DVD delivery to client-What do you use?
by Daniel Dunn 8 years ago
I would like some feedback on how people deliver DVD's to clients. Do you print on the DVD, and if so, what printer set up do you use Or do you use stick on labels Or do you just have another source d
Re: DVD delivery to client-What do you use?
by Alan Smith 8 years ago
We do short run duplication and we use a Primera printer publisher to produce our DVD's. It works great for small quantity, anything below 1000. You would also need a duplicator. Setup cost for equipm
Motion 4 - Plenty to be happy about
by Alan Smith 8 years ago
If you have not had the chance to work with Motion 4 yet, Apple made some nice upgrades to the app. The simple fact that with the click of a button you can add reflections and cast shadows without hav
Re: Motion 4 - Plenty to be happy about
by Stephen Smith 8 years ago
They have enhanced the spellchecking feature to put a red line under words spelled incorrectly. A feature I've wanted for a long time. Stephen Smith Money Making Graphics & Effects for Final Cut Studi
Live internet show
by Chad Green 8 years ago
Hi, I was approached to start a live weekly half hour internet show, it is a QVC style shopping show with 2 host selling about 6 items per show. I need a detailed equipment list to make this show a po
Re: Live internet show
by Alan Smith 8 years ago
Or... you could just get a Tricaster Pro! Plug and Play is the way to go baby!!! Oh Yeah! Alan Alan Smith Media317 Check out my blog - http: media317.com
Looking for a better web host
by walter biscardi 9 years ago
I've been using BlueHost.com for about the past three years and when I first signed on, we got great speed and really good media playback. Now all we're getting is hammered with spam and videos that c
Re: Looking for a better web host
by Alan Smith 9 years ago
Walter, I have been using a company called hostnine for several years and have not any problems. They have great support and great up-time. They offer an unlimited plan for only 6.95 per month. I've b
Canon `HF 200
by Alan Smith 9 years ago
I know the Canon HF100 is compatible with Final Cut Express via the Camcorder Compatibility chart from the Apple website. However, the latest HF200 is not a part of the list and am wondering if anyone
Project Management Software
by Timothy Eng 9 years ago
Hi all, I was wondering if anyone out in the COWmmunity (sorry couldn't resist) had any positive experiences with project management software. In particular I am interested in something that schedules
Re: Project Management Software
by Alan Smith 9 years ago
Have you looked at Final Cut Server It is a project management application that will allow you to track the progress of projects, automate certain workflow processes and manage media projects files et
Output is NOISE
by Alan Smith 9 years ago
Running Mac Pro with Kona 3 (4.0) and Final Cut 6.0.5. Shot footage with XDCAM and imported via firewire (1440x1080 XDCAM HD). When I put it in my timeline, the image that is played out my Kona to my
Re: Output is NOISE
by Alan Smith 9 years ago
gary adcock "there are no video outputs enabled when you set to capture via FW." The issue is when playing from my timeline. When I add clips to my timeline and play the timeline, my preview monitors
Credit Cards
by Alan Smith 9 years ago
I currently do not accept payment via credit cards. All payments to date have been made via check or cash. I am wanting to offer credit cards as a means of payment for convenience and quicker payments
Re: Credit Cards
by Alan Smith 9 years ago
Point of Sale package refers to the merchandise sitting at a register, the point of sale. It is usually some spontaneously driven item that you would have otherwise passed up, but since your checking
Question of ethics
by Aaron Cadieux 9 years ago
Simple Question, Should I work as hard and as fast as I can at a job in which I am woefully underpaid Or, should I work at a speed appropriot for what I'm getting paid I'm a video editor video product
Re: Question of ethics
by Chris Blair 9 years ago
We do work for a monastery near us. The monks there have a saying: "We seek the extraordinary through the ordinary work of our everyday lives." What they're saying is that the guy assigned to scrub th
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Alan Smith liked this 9 years ago
The Cut edit
by Alan Smith 9 years ago
Here is a question of style. Under what circumstance or conditions would the story being told require more than a simple cut edit There are trends in television and movies to have multiple images pip
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Re: The Cut edit
by Alan E. Bell 9 years ago
It's a matter of taste really. I think each and every film is different, and to hold yourself down with rules is a mistake. Some films the editing should be invisible, others editing can act as anothe
The future of DVD's
by Alan Smith 9 years ago
With the exponential growth of online video sources like YouTube, iTunes, and Hulu, what is the lifespan of the DVD. As clients and production houses continue to develop video for online use and as mo
Re: The future of DVD's
by michael skolnik 9 years ago
I think for the long term DVD's are done.The life span on burned DVD's is very short.I have some DVD's never used once,after burning,that are freezing up. There only 5 years old and stored in a temper
HD Video Mix
by Alan Smith 9 years ago
I am looking for a very simple, basic video mixer to switch four camera inputs live. No need for wipes, keys, etc. I need a quality mixer that will switch four HD cameras with HD-SDI output. Any sugge
Re: HD Video Mix
by Dale Doebert 9 years ago
I think the Panasonic AVHS300G HD-SDI SD-SDI Video Switcher is really basic and easy to use.Dale Doebert dale@tiltmedia.com Video and Event Producer Tilt Media Inc.
Final Cut Studio professional for hire.
by Alan Smith 9 years ago
I am a freelance video editor who is profiecient in Final Cut Pro, Motion, DVD Studio Pro, Sound Track Pro, and Photoshop. I am currently working on two shows that are airing on Outdoor Channel. I hav
What program is this?
by David Ghast 9 years ago
http: www.youtube.com watch v=0htpiWBGhCQ Is the program window shown here Motion
Re: What program is this?
by Alan Smith 9 years ago
It may be Motion or After Effects, no way to tell. However, you could create that effect look using Motion. AlanAlan Smith Media317 Check out my blog - http: media317.com
Colored Vignette
by gerald Walker 9 years ago
How do I colorize the vignettes in motion Currently the vignette is black how do I change it to blue Thanks Gerald
Re: Colored Vignette
by Alan Smith 9 years ago
Create your own. In a group, create a solid layer (blue). Using the circle mask, mask out the center portion of the blue layer. Adjust the feather of the mask. Adjust the opacity of the layer and voil
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