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Alex Alexzander

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September 30th 2002
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by Alex Alexzander 10 years ago

Spot Color name
by Alex Alexzander 12 years ago
Does anyone know how to find the true spot color number of a spot color renamed in Illustrator Best, Alex
Re: Spot Color name
by Mike Gondek 12 years ago
There is no 100% way that I know of to get the EXACT PMS number due to enough factors to make this post into a book (PC Mac software version PMS boook Version color management settings). Lots of peopl
Advanced AVID tutorials
by Ben Trahair 13 years ago
Hey guys and gals, Wondering if you could push me in the right direction. I have some freelance work coming up using media composer. Im largely self taught. Avid was the first NLE I ever used, but I'v
Re: Advanced AVID tutorials
by Alex Alexzander 13 years ago
Digital Media Training also has a good DVD-ROM based Trainer by Steve Bayes. http: www.digitalmediatraining.com products xpresspro index.html -Alex
Selling Software: Avid Xpress Pro HD v 5.0 (Windows Platform)
by Molekoo 13 years ago
Selling Software: Avid Xpress Pro HD v 5.0 (Windows Platform): I
Re: Selling Software: Avid Xpress Pro HD v 5.0 (Windows Platform)
by Alex Alexzander 13 years ago
Is this the educational license or the license for commercial use -Alex
DV 411 vs. 1:1 for color correction
by toptop1200 13 years ago
Are there any benefits to digitising at 1:1 instead of DV411 for a miniDV project that will be taken into a color correction suite I know that DV411 is the native format of DV tape, but a colorist I k
Re: DV 411 vs. 1:1 for color correction
by Alex Alexzander 13 years ago
If the project started as DV 4:1:1 and you digitize at 1:1 it doesn't have more detail. However, when you do add effects that require rendering you would be uncompressing the DV 25 into 1:1 and then r
Wrie Speed Problem
by Lumpy John 13 years ago
In AVID DVD by Sonic when I attempt to make a DVD Disc, the write speed in the dialog box defaults to Auto and won't let me change it. The write speed on the DVD-9 is 2.4X and I'm not sure, but I bel
Re: Wrie Speed Problem
by Alex Alexzander 13 years ago
A double layer DVD+R DL disc is typically only 2.4x these days, else the disc will fail the write. My own recorder is rated for 4x, but in reality, 2.4x is best for now with this media type. Single la
Who needs a Rackmount Kit for Avid Mojo/Avid Mojo SDI ?
by Martin Kraut 13 years ago
We can make customized 1HU Rackmount Kits at a low price. See preview here http: www.vietexmedia.com Produkte Avid Mojo-Rack1.jpg For interest see my profile for contact information
Re: Who needs a Rackmount Kit for Avid Mojo/Avid Mojo SDI ?
by Alex Alexzander 13 years ago
I'd be interested. Could you show the front How much, as I don't see it on the site. alex.alexzander@yahoo.com
SD DVD from HDV 1080 50i program
by Wayne Crawford 13 years ago
Just browsed the past 6 months of posts. Maybe someone can help. We have an 80 minute program HDV(1080 50i) edited natively using FCP studio pro 4. We need to create a DVD. All of our DVD tests look w
Re: SD DVD from HDV 1080 50i program
by Alex Alexzander 13 years ago
You could Make Offline, and re-capture in SD, then encode, or if possible, export as a native m2t file, then change the file type from ,2t to mpg and then open that in Sorenson Suite, and compress to
Anyone have any suggestions for HD mastering format?
by toptop1200 13 years ago
Hi guys. Does anyone know any good formats for mastering HD projects. We've recently started to do HD work. The current process for Standard Def projects is: SD video comes in - edited then: mpeg2 & w
Re: Anyone have any suggestions for HD mastering format?
by Alex Alexzander 13 years ago
Sorenson Suite 4.5 offers HD MPEG2 encoding. You could duplicate exactly your current conditions. Not sure about the MPEG1, but I'd use H.264 instead of MPEG1 for HD on the web anyway. HTH Alex Alexza
how do you make better quality avis in avid xpress or what is better than an avi
by coolrachel 13 years ago
so I want to export an avid file to adobe encore so i can burn it to dvd. Is an avi the best quality for that my avi that i made was really grainy. Encore wont accept quicktime reference files.
Re: how do you make better quality avis in avid xpress or what is better than an avi
by Alex Alexzander 13 years ago
You would be better off going from Avid to Sorenson for MPEG2 encoding, or some other encoder, and then taking those encoded files to Encore. -Alex Alexzander
Avid on P4
by Austin Ray 13 years ago
I just installed Avid Xpress Pro 5.0 on my new Intel Pentium 4 Duo computer. I'm running I954 Chipset and Radeon X1600 Graphic Card. When I start the application and want to change the folder from whe
Re: Avid on P4
by Alex Alexzander 13 years ago
Xpress Pro doesn't actually support the ATi cards. You should be using a Quadro FX card. * NVIDIA QuadroFX 3500 PCI Express * NVIDIA QuadroFX 3450 PCI Express * NVIDIA QuadroFX 3400 PCI Express * NVID
FCP Multibridge Extreme VS AVID MOJO
by chibi2666 13 years ago
Hi!! Im new to editing and have worked on Avid media composer software only and FCP. It seems like most software companys are joining forces with FCP. Now with the Multibridge from Blackmagic deck lin
Re: FCP Multibridge Extreme VS AVID MOJO
by Alex Alexzander 13 years ago
Bob, I know you know this. You just forgot to mention that with Media Composer, you are not limited to just HDV. Any tapeless format can be ingested, and any FireWire based format can be ingested. So
dvd trivial question
by Leo Ganzon 13 years ago
i have authored many dvds and up until now i still don't know the difference of using a dvd-r from a dvd+r, can anyone please shed light on what the fuss and difference is all about. thanks. eventhoug
Re: dvd trivial question
by Alex Alexzander 13 years ago
Hi Leo, Basically, the DVD-R is the official format of the DVD-Forum. That is to say, it is official, and of course was first. Many DVD players, older ones, have to have a bit-set which states the DVD
Boris Red 4 or Blue work with Avid 5.5.x yet?
by SmoothyTom 13 years ago
I'm not going to upgrade Avid until I know my favorite plugins work :-) Thanks in advance!
Re: Boris Red 4 or Blue work with Avid 5.5.x yet?
by Alex Alexzander 13 years ago
Blue itself is not a plug-in at this time. Red4 should be fine. Even teh AvidFX based on Red4 is out as well, and working just great. Blue's requirements are far different from Red. Make sure your har
Writing a project to a dual layer disc - Do I first have to use Digital Linear Tapes (DLT)?
by AccountNeedsRealnameUpdate 13 years ago
I'm trying to write a project thats about 8GB to a dual layer disc. The Encore manual says... "To create a dual layer disc, you first must write your project to two separate DLTs (Digital Linear Tapes
Re: Writing a project to a dual layer disc - Do I first have to use Digital Linear Tapes (DLT)?
by Alex Alexzander 13 years ago
Hi Neil, You can use DVD-R, standard 4.7 GB discs to submit to replication with CSS and Macrovision. The trick to this is to create DDP images on the hard drive, and then copy those images to pure UDF
Help with crashes
by Al Winchell 13 years ago
Same question was asked a year ago and no answer. Thought I'd try. Desperate help. I am posting this in the AE forum as well. Now using AE 7 and consistently getting endering erros saying BFX API Erro
Re: Help with crashes
by Alex Alexzander 13 years ago
I would ditch the 9800, and use an nVidia 6800, or an FX1300. I use the FX1300, and no problem what so ever. -Alex
DVD Cases
by IngridSc 14 years ago
Hello all! I am in DESPERATE need of DVD cases that hold 5 discs and are WHITE. I've looked everywhere online and can only find them in black...can anyone help ! !
Re: DVD Cases
by Alex Alexzander 14 years ago
Try calling NexPak and ask if they do a custom job. http: www.nexpak.com index.html They might also be able to tell you who else might have that type of case. -Alex Alexzander
Boris Red Training
by Alex Alexzander 14 years ago
Hello Gang, I just placed an order for the Boris Red trainer hosted by Philip Hodgetts. I wanted to know if this forum felt there are other trainers out there of high quality, beit DVD-ROM based or bo
Re: Boris Red Training
by Alex Alexzander 14 years ago
I'd have to agree with you. I have seen many times, a video by some post guys showing off some effect they have made. I am always impressed with what I see others doing wtih RED. But it is as you say.
audio skips at end of DVD playback
by jack entonces 14 years ago
I've finished a project on Avid Xpres DV 3.0. On my timeline everything plays back perfectly, but when I burn the timeline to a DVD (using the proper procedures, I've done it before with success), wh
Re: audio skips at end of DVD playback
by Alex Alexzander 14 years ago
What I do is I send the timeline to an MPEG2 compression application. From there, I author a simple DVD. Granted your way is faster, but it is only faster if it works the first time. Check out this lo
DVD Cover & Insert Size For Standard Box
by guaiaciar 14 years ago
Can someone tell me the size and other specifications for a DVD cover spanning both the front and back of a standard DVD box and the specifications for an insert going in there Or where can I find thi
Re: DVD Cover & Insert Size For Standard Box
by Alex Alexzander 14 years ago
For the cover, it depends on the case used. The most common case out there is a standard 14mm Amaray type case. There are several others, such as a 7mm, and 10mm thin-pack from Nexpack. NexPack makes
HD-DVD Authoring (What software is the best?)
by Cratin24 14 years ago
Just a question for those out there with knowledge of HD-DVD authoring tools. Which system is the best (Encore, DVD Studio Pro, Sonic) I have a friend that is going to be doing quite a bit of this and
Re: HD-DVD Authoring (What software is the best?)
by Alex Alexzander 14 years ago
Avid new Studio Toolkit is said to be able to author Blu-Ray. No details beyond just that at this time. -Alex
COW Reviews: DVD Authoring eDVD 4 from Sonic Solutions
by COW Articles 14 years ago
eDVD 4 from Sonic SolutionsIn this article, Dr. James Manz gives an overview and review of Sonics' latest upgrade of eDVD to version 4. This is a major upgrade that brings ''Hollywood-level'' capabili
Re: COW Reviews: DVD Authoring eDVD 4 from Sonic Solutions
by Alex Alexzander 14 years ago
Jim, What a great review! The new update really shines, and your wonderful review will help many users make that choice. -Alex Alexzander
Copy protection on dics mastered to dvd-r for "Replication"
by Anthony Miles 14 years ago
Getting ready to master a DVD that the client wants DVD Copy protection. Thier client base is savy to technology for the most part and she want to make it just a little harder to copy to keep honest p
Re: Copy protection on dics mastered to dvd-r for "Replication"
by Alex Alexzander 14 years ago
You can indeed use a DVD-R as a master for replication, and you can even use it to store CSS and region information. Even macrovision flags. In fact, it can do ANYTHING a DLT can do, even on a general
Is this true??
by Alieninnovation 14 years ago
I found this on a post early but never could get answer.. The DV files shouldn't be a problem. But HDV...now that will be. You need the latest version of quicktime and FCP for you to view them. On a P
Re: Is this true??
by Alex Alexzander 14 years ago
Perhaps an OMFI issues. Avid that use the OMFI standard limit to 2 GBs. Even in that case, it should break the file up upon import. So I am little confused about why they have that spec. MXF creates d
update on dual layer?
by Bob Cole 14 years ago
I've read the archives about dual layer DVDs, which warned about compatibility issues. What about an update on this topic Has the state of the art changed Are there dual layer burners which create DVD
Re: update on dual layer?
by Alex Alexzander 14 years ago
Oh they can absolutely make a glass master. And there are a couple ways to do it. One that will yield a perfect result, and one that will not. So unless the replicator wants the extra work, which is n
Most professional application for DVD Authoring?
by Jason_Walsh 14 years ago
What is the most professional application for DVD Authoring Somehow I can't see George Lucas people sitting with Adobe Encore. Or am I wrong
Re: Most professional application for DVD Authoring?
by Alex Alexzander 14 years ago
Sonic Scenarist Professional. There are specialized applications as well, that are not really sold to the general public, such as Toshiba's authoring system, which is said to cost $300,000. Scenarist
Copy protect my DVD's ?
by Derrick van Niekerk 14 years ago
Hi there all, First of thanks to all the helpfull people in these forums, you guys have helped me out many a time!!! My question is this. Is there a way that Encore DVD 1.5 can copy protect my DVD's w
Re: Copy protect my DVD's ?
by Alex Alexzander 14 years ago
That sounds fine, however just ask the replicator if it is indeed okay. It should be fine with them. The replication company will print the surface art so they will already know. Don't feel funny for
Encore and DLT Mastering
by Roger Miller 15 years ago
I just purchased Encore 1.5 and immediately updated it to the latest build yesterday. I bought it to be able to add CSS encrytion and master to my Quantum DLT 4000. My former authoring package - DVD-L
Re: Encore and DLT Mastering
by Alex Alexzander 15 years ago
The Demo of Gear will read the DLT tape. Choose the Mastering Menu Option, then Select Restore Tape Files. This will take a while, but you will be left with the image file, the control file, and the D
Adobe announces Creative Suite 2
by Alex Alexzander 15 years ago
Adobe announces Creative Suite 2 http: www.adobe.com products creativesuite main.html
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