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Alexander Kallas

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A question about DV-PAL DVD resolution
by Edwin Street 5 days ago
Why is DV-PAL 768x576 but as soon as you burn it to DVD it becomes 720x576. I only just realised this recently but have no idea why
Re: A question about DV-PAL DVD resolution
by Alexander Kallas 2 days ago
The difference is the ratio between non square and square pixels. However this conversion will cause any images or videos with square pixels to look "squashed". Therefore one should use 768x576 images
DVD Architect - linking a button to a Chapter Marker?
by Brian Thomas 3 months ago
With Encore soon to pack up on the Mac I've just bought (today!) the Magix DVD Architect software. First, am I even in the right forum If so, I've managed to create a simple DVD that has some video an
Re: DVD Architect - linking a button to a Chapter Marker?
by Alexander Kallas 3 months ago
Easy in DVDSP, try e-bay. Cheers Alexander
Premiere Pro, 23.98 fps timeline to DVD
by Tom Laughlin 4 months ago
I have a file that I'm exporting a 35 min documentary out of Premiere Pro, using the MPEG2-DVD settings. The time-line is 23.98 fps. I would like to know what would be the best quality settings when e
Re: Premiere Pro, 23.98 fps timeline to DVD
by Alexander Kallas 4 months ago
If you still have DVDSP you may have Compressor also. Try exporting a self-contained movie file from Premiere and use Compressor to write your m2v file. For a short 35 minute file use CBR at the highe
Jaggies in Menu
by Pat Ford 10 months ago
Ok, very frustrating problem here. I have been working on a family history video for some weeks. We had a screening and all was well. People wanted DVDs so I set off to fire up Adobe Encore for the fi
Re: Jaggies in Menu
by Alexander Kallas 10 months ago
Do a Google search, it's a matter of resolution. Cheers Alexander
Burn dvd with dual audio with menu option
by varun saxena 11 months ago
I have few 720p MKV movies which has dual audio (English and HINDI) which I want both audio on the DVD when converted, is it possible If so how would the user switch audioON DVD MENU ...THNX... I WORK
Re: Burn dvd with dual audio with menu option
by Alexander Kallas 11 months ago
Easy in DVDSP using "stories". Make the menu point to the different story which includes the different language. Cheers Alexander
Is there any easy to use DVD/CD authoring some could recommend
by Hugh Hill 1 year ago
Hello and thank your for reading, just a straight forward request hope I can find someone who can help. Thanks in advance. Is there any easy to use DVD CD authoring software out there that someone cou
Re: Is there any easy to use DVD/CD authoring some could recommend
by Alexander Kallas 1 year ago
DVDSP by far the best, look on eBay as it no longer supported by Apple Cheers Alexander
DVD burn out ... I need a better work flow
by Ken Ramsauer 1 year ago
For years I have produced video using Final Cut Pro and then when it went to ver. 10 I had to jump ship as that was just a joke. Never looking back I went to Adobe and I was ok because I had Encore CS
Re: DVD burn out ... I need a better work flow
by Alexander Kallas 1 year ago
Tod, May I ask, DVD is delivered on TV which is interlaced. If that is the target what is your workflow from 24p which of course is progressive. DVDs displayed on computers have gone via algorithms, t
Dual Layer DVD with Short Video and All the Rest as Data
by Craig Service 1 year ago
Does anyone know if it is possible to create a dual layer DVD with about 2 GB of video on the first layer, and the rest of the first layer and all of the second layer as data I have made plenty of dis
Re: Dual Layer DVD with Short Video and All the Rest as Data
by Alexander Kallas 1 year ago
If you do the data as a still in a movie DVDSP can do this. Cheers Alexander
MPEG2 bitrate??
by Ali Krauth 2 years ago
Hi all, Like many, I am trying to burn some DVDs without the compression making my videos look pixelated blurry. I am exporting them using Premiere Pro. If I export as mpeg2 file with a high bitrate t
Re: MPEG2 bitrate??
by Alexander Kallas 2 years ago
Export as a self-contained movie from your editing time-line, and then compress to m2v. The bit-rate will depend on 1. the length of your movie, i.e. for a single layer DVD5 or double layer DVD9. 2. w
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Need A Decent Program to Create Wedding DVDs
by Lisa Hurley 3 years ago
I have been an Encore user up until recently when my motherboard went out and I now find myself stranded, so to speak, trying to complete 2 remaining weddings on my laptop. I tried installing Encore o
Re: Need A Decent Program to Create Wedding DVDs
by Alexander Kallas 3 years ago
I'm sure there are a lot of us who still have DVDSP on their Macs, sub out to any of us and get it done! Cheers Alexander
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what the hell is going on with QT Player?
by Mike janowski 3 years ago
As if it couldn't get much crappier, somehow it it. OS 10.9.5, QT Player 10.3. Seems to work the same way on my home system (OS 10.11, with whatever the most current release of QTP is...) I mean, come
Re: what the hell is going on with QT Player?
by Alexander Kallas 3 years ago
The QT player is not a pro app. The older FCP versions (before FCPX) are Quicktime based so if you are still in there, use QT Pro. Cheers Alexander
Bonjour "adios"
by Alexander Kallas 3 years ago
Mac OS 10.8.5 has lost Bonjour printing after a paper refill, but OK with USB. Bonjour still works with OS 10.6.3 same printer for both Macs. Cheers Alexander
Re: Bonjour "adios"
by Alexander Kallas 3 years ago
Reset the Airport Express, presto, all good. Hope this helps someone. Cheers Alexander
DVD Studio Pro - 4.9GBs
by Fernando Bobadilla 5 years ago
I'm wondering how I can lower the size of the video just a bit, without messing up the quality - I was thinking of tinkering with the bit-rate, but I don't know where to find it and if that will in fa
Re: DVD Studio Pro - 4.9GBs
by Alexander Kallas 5 years ago
Start with how did you author, tracks or stories Cheers Alexander
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Next chapter button after the last chapter
by Ermanno Manzetti 5 years ago
Hello everybody! I've noticed that, with my own authored dvds, if I press the 'next chapter' button on the remote control after the last chapter, instead of doing nothing (as with commercial dvds), my
Re: Next chapter button after the last chapter
by Alexander Kallas 5 years ago
yes Cheers Alexander
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No Dual Layer Break Point eligible in project
by Niklas Wikman 5 years ago
21 tracks, total playing time 256 mins. Project built, but there's no Track that has the Dual Layer Break Point avaialble. I don't think I can add a dummy track, since disc size is near 8.4 GB accordi
Re: No Dual Layer Break Point eligible in project
by Alexander Kallas 5 years ago
Tracks have to be too long to fit on a single sided disc to create a valid layer break. You have so many short tracks, do "stories" in a single track and you will succeed. Cheers Alexander
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Compression to dvdsp
by Russ Carlin 5 years ago
Hi, I have a 25 minute wedding video that i wish to put on to dvd. the latest method i used was to export using quicktime (slef contained file) and then placing the file directly in to dvdsp.... it lo
Re: Compression to dvdsp
by Alexander Kallas 5 years ago
Just to make a point, don't get dragged into the auto under-the-hood club. Learn the right tools, and for this job, it's Compressor. Cheers Alexander
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Cinema Tools will not open!
by Mike Young 5 years ago
Simple as that... I try to open the Cinema Tools application, and I get an error message immediately that says Cinema Tools quit unexpectedly while using the Cinema Tools plug-in. I have tried re-inst
Re: Cinema Tools will not open!
by Alexander Kallas 5 years ago
which OS are you on Cheers Alexander
audio file playing un-announced
by Alexander Kallas 5 years ago
Hi all, a previous downloaded audio file starts to play when I launch Google Chrome browser. Cannot find this file anywhere. Any help please. Cheers Alexander
Upgrade: from Snow Leopard to Lion or Mountain Lion ...?
by Chip Hess 6 years ago
Snow Leopard has been my fav OS, but it seems some pro applications are moving beyond. Not ready to try Mavericks yet, due to lack of Avid support. Adobe CC requires later than 10.8.6 for some newer v
Re: Upgrade: from Snow Leopard to Lion or Mountain Lion ...?
by Alexander Kallas 6 years ago
FCS runs well on Mountain Lion. Cheers Alexander
Final Cut Rendering problem
by Jefferson Andres 6 years ago
Hi again guys ^_^ I am making a 30 sec video in FCP, and my problem is I put an image which is in PSD file type and it only has 4 images inside the PSD, so why my rendering time takes 1-2 hours with j
Re: Final Cut Rendering problem
by Alexander Kallas 6 years ago
Jefferson Andres "dimension is 1500 x 1080" If your time-line is NTSC CIR 601 DV (720x480), the dimensions of you PS files should be DV NTSC 4:3 720x540.That's where your rendering problem is. Cheers
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Setting up FCP 7.0 best OSX?
by Michael Harrington 6 years ago
I've been out of the loop a few years and doing research on compatibility of FCP 7.0 with OS X Snow Leopard 10.6. I have a 500GB partition to do a clean install, I have original disc for FCP Studio 3
Re: Setting up FCP 7.0 best OSX?
by Alexander Kallas 6 years ago
Raf, I had problems with QT7 after up-grading Snow-Leopard. Yet on my MBP going up to Mountain Lion 10.8 FCS3 runs perfectly. Cheers Alexander
Compressor stopped encoding using matrox max
by Ken Slater 6 years ago
Hi Guys My 3.5.3 version of Compressor has stopped encoding using Matrox Max. Without any software firmware changes etc. It suddenly stopped outputing the encode to Max. Literally it encoded 2 short p
Re: Compressor stopped encoding using matrox max
by Alexander Kallas 6 years ago
Albert Einstein, ah yes, once you know, what a mind! Cheers Alexander
Capturing DV, audio choppy
by Bobby Hall 6 years ago
I have a Sony Digital8 DCR-TRV530 (it plays both Digital8 and Hi-8 tapes). The audio plays fine in the camera but when I use log and capture in FCP 7, it's completely choppy and I get a warning saying
Re: Capturing DV, audio choppy
by Alexander Kallas 6 years ago
Check out your Mac's audio hardware Cheers Alexander
Can't play clips cant render...
by Lawrence Gray 6 years ago
I have a problem. My FCP Pro 7.03 has been crashing frequently. Now it won't render... always out of memory no matter how many times I clear the render manager... and now won't play or import clips...
Re: Can't play clips cant render...
by Alexander Kallas 6 years ago
Lawrence Gray "Hmm... I actually can't find the library preferences... I'm sure it was there at one time but it isn't there now. The upgrade of the OS seems to have made it disappear! Any idea of how
OSX Software Update caused white screen, jumpy mouse at start-up
by Ann Clark 6 years ago
UPDATE: Inquired at Apple Support, but the solutions offered seemed to include buying a new computer, or reverting to a clone of the system before the update. Neither suggestion seemed to address othe
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Re: OSX Software Update caused white screen, jumpy mouse at start-up
by Alexander Kallas 6 years ago
Clone your system, and then upgrade your OS Cheers Alexander
Quicktime Pro / Apple OSX issue
by marina zurkow 6 years ago
For years I have set mac minis to use quicktime pro to autolaunch on start up and play a looped movie in full screen seems the 2012-13 (brand new) mac mini is having issues - the movie launches on sta
Re: Quicktime Pro / Apple OSX issue
by Alexander Kallas 6 years ago
Try trashing QT prefs Cheers Alexander
Size of downloads from Software Update in 10.8
by Alexander Kallas 6 years ago
Nowhere does the size of the updates feature on that page, I always preferred to know, but are we expected not to ask Cheers Alexander
dvd studio pro issue
by Sarah Leung 6 years ago
Hi everyone! I am in desperate need of a solution. I use DVDSP 4. Currently I am creating 2 DVD's with menus for NTSC and PAL. The footage that was given to me was edited into seperate clips (not as a
Re: dvd studio pro issue
by Alexander Kallas 6 years ago
Steady now. You have ruined the quality by picking the DV codec. Open and edit in MPEG Streamclip (free app on the web) and then, and only then, when you have what you need, demux in this amazing app
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DVD Studio Pro Crashes when trying to import file
by Adam Krell 7 years ago
Hey all, Hope you can help me because this is driving me crazy! Whenever I try to import .ac3 .m2v files to DVDSP, the program crashes. The strange thing is that it is happening only when I try it on
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Re: DVD Studio Pro Crashes when trying to import file
by Alexander Kallas 7 years ago
Corrupt file Cheers Alexander
Where do you find the time?
by Don Walker 7 years ago
I love Creative Cow and I love (addicted to ) this forum, but where in the world do you guys get the time to write such long drawn out (sometimes insightful) essays about the pros and cons of a piece
Re: Where do you find the time?
by Alexander Kallas 7 years ago
David Roth Weiss "The greatest influence on my writing style came from Mrs. Smith, my third grade English teacher. After she assigned a "theme paper" to the class, a single hand went up, and a fellow
Editing program
by Israel Tamang 8 years ago
Hi, I know this question has been thrown around a lot and after having read many posts on different programs..you know...the good, the bad and the ugly...and on and on...I still thought I would ask he
Re: Editing program
by Alexander Kallas 8 years ago
Rafael Amador " David Roth Weiss "Your only real choice at the present time is Avid. " And why not FC.7 It has got any kind of virus that doesn't allows him to work anymore rafael " No, why not keep
Why the urgency to jump to Avid/Adobe RIGHT NOW?
by Gareth Randall 8 years ago
I've read many comments from professionals using FCP7 who have basically said that in response to FCPX, they're going to jump to Adobe or Avid. I'm just a bit confused as to why they've announced this
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Re: Why the urgency to jump to Avid/Adobe RIGHT NOW?
by Dan Stewart 8 years ago
I get a -2 down vote for saying FCP is dead when apple EOL'd it. Smells of apple shills. I took this thread as a serious question that I might have asked under the extraordinary circumstances had they
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Alternative to DVD Studio Pro?
by Bobby Mosca 8 years ago
Assuming a new DVD Studio Pro isn't coming soon, any suggestions of where to go next (I understand some DVD authoring is supposed to be included in FCX, however it seems like this would really slow me
Re: Alternative to DVD Studio Pro?
by Alexander Kallas 8 years ago
Bret Williams "It's just the installer you're going to have a problem with. I would just clone your snow leopard drive so you can always copy over any apps like DVDSP if your Lion system gets corrupt
Why abandon FCP7 now?
by Alexander Kallas 8 years ago
Why abandon FCP7 now All the boards are full of alternative NLE considerations Does FCP7 not fill your current requirements And if FCPX had not appeared now would we have abandoned FCP7 Stay with FCP7
Re: Why abandon FCP7 now? or why not?
by Dennis Radeke 8 years ago
Gary Huff "And you really need a supported NVIDIA card for the best performance." Well, I would substitute 'should' for the word 'need'. In this case, I believe there is a big difference. You don't N
Sales of FCPX/ share price
by Alexander Kallas 8 years ago
As sales of this product drop away, how will Apple respond More EOL software Watch the toxicity of this direction. Has anyone plotted the share-price of Apple these past weeks Cheers Alexander
Re: Sales of FCPX/ share price
by Alexander Kallas 8 years ago
Good clear thinking Clayton, a great model for investors in any company ie get in at the bottom, and out when you smell the top of the run. Cheers Alexander
Motion still slow after hardware upgrade
by Carl Varney 8 years ago
Hello. I've been using Motion ever since FCP Studio HD. In those days, we were still finishing in SD and I had very little trouble working with Motion. As we transitioned to HD and the animation deman
Re: Motion still slow after hardware upgrade
by Alexander Kallas 8 years ago
Great question, I'd like to see answers to this as well. Same for the latest Compressor, under Snow Leopard. Cheers Alexander
Compressor 4 and Motion 5
by Alexander Kallas 8 years ago
Wonder if there is any extra value in using these latest versions as stand-alone tools for FCP7 projects Any benefits over versions 3 and 4 Cheers Alexander
Direct web sale looks like a scam
by Alexander Kallas 8 years ago
My god, download over 4G after your credit card is on the web no image file to save Anywhere else this would look like a scam! Cheers Alexander
Re: Direct web sale looks like a scam
by Alexander Kallas 8 years ago
Thanks, good to know. Cheers Alexander
Format failure: recording device reported the illegal request: unknown device
by Charles Mouyat 8 years ago
Hi folks, I have been working on a DVD Authoring a DUAL layer disk that has been refined to finish. In fact, I just burned the final DDP file successfully to my desktop for replication after much twea
Re: Format failure: recording device reported the illegal request: unknown device
by Charles Mouyat 8 years ago
It's under control, thanks to the COW. Jack of all trades, master of a few.
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Asset issue
by Jeff Wilmes 8 years ago
I recently recompressed the main video track asset for my dvd sp project. I have done this before and when reimporting I have had no issues. This time, when I imported the video asset, it does not hav
Re: Asset issue
by Daniel Ludwig 8 years ago
jeff, have you tried to open your MPEG2-file with MPEG Streamclip and have a look if it s OK I guess you ve been falling into PAR-issue: never choose the same file-name 2 times, as the PAR-file will d
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Overlays with alpha channel not lining up
by Alexander Kallas 9 years ago
Using clips out of the FCP timeline as the background in Motion to create graphics overlays. Exported these files from Motion in Animation with alpha channel, and then re-imported into FCP but these n
Re: Overlays with alpha channel not lining up
by Alexander Kallas 9 years ago
It's my English, I copied and pasted into a new project with the correct presets ( and of course including the correct same frame-rate ) The only change was a re-set project duration, that fixed it al
Audio out of sync
by Peter Fuhrman 9 years ago
Sometimes when I send footage from FCP to Motion and back to FCP, the audio is out of sync with the video. For example, I recently did some greenscreen compositing in Motion, then sent it back to FCP
Re: Audio out of sync
by Alexander Kallas 9 years ago
Might be a project length problem, read my post:- http: forums.creativecow.net thread 170 865646 Cheers Alexander
Adjustment Layers in Motion?
by Justin Giudici 9 years ago
I'm made this animation in AE and I'm trying to recreate it in motion. In AE I have an Adjustment layer which is parented to a cube with a mask on it and below it I have my text with an Alpha inverted
Re: Adjustment Layers in Motion?
by Alexander Kallas 9 years ago
...only for Motion4. Cheers Alexander
Vincent Laforet H264 Canon EOS video
by Alexander Kallas 11 years ago
Hi Guys, This will blow you away! http: blog.vincentlaforet.com 2008 09 22 without-further-ado-reverie http: www.usa.canon.com dlc controller act=GetArticleAct&articleID=2086 and http: vincentlaforet.
URGENT: VOBU length & number of sectors disagree
by Alan Langdon 11 years ago
Hello. I authored a DVD using DVDSP 4.1 (the recent version updated with FCP 6 (FCP Studio 2). Some of the tracks I used were converted using FCP 5.1 (exported straight to m2v aiff using Quicktime Con
Re: UPDATE!!!! VOBU length & number of sectors disagree
by Lucas Fazzary 11 years ago
Alex this isn't my discovery this is what Eclipse said. It is most likely the authoring. For you to say this is typical for a replicator to blame the author is simply not true and a very rude statemen
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