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Andrew Ford

MCP and video jack of all trades
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March 11th 2009
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Mac guy asking about Windows Hardware Configuration
by Clayton Moore 9 years ago
I have a mac and latest version of Final Cut Studio. I know Digital video and like my mac. Im looking to get Windows certified in order to be a bit more marketable over all. Also I thought it could be
Re: Mac guy asking about Windows Hardware Configuration
by Andrew Ford 9 years ago
What are you looking to get certified in Windows General MCP or something more specific About 25% the MCP is about DNS and networking protocols that aren't really Windows-specific. If you really want
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Footage for testing compression...
by Jason Byfield 9 years ago
I work for a game company that publishes to XBOX 360 and PS3 game disks. We do occasionally use FMVs (full motion videos) that require us to compress using a program called BINK. As we're limited on t
Re: Footage for testing compression...
by Andrew Ford 9 years ago
I alter my compressions settings based on the content I am compressing at that moment. To compare compression against some other video doesn't tell you too much.... it's what's the best settings for y
Video Screen Capture for ipad
by Danielle Kummer 9 years ago
Does anyone know of an App or a programme that can video capture direct from the screen of an ipad ie. will capture exactly what is shown on the screen. Much appreciated. Danielle
Re: Video Screen Capture for ipad
by Andrew Ford 9 years ago
I'm going to assume to don't have a regular computer and software (such as Snapz on the Mac) or Epiphan VGA2USB LR to capture the video on... But, VideoPix will capture unlimited video frames, but not
Video exceeds 50GB blu-ray capacity?
by Owen Sheppard 9 years ago
Greetings... sorry, I'm a total novice with blu-ray technology so you'll have to bear with me. I have an LG "Hot Buttered" Super Multi blu-ray reader writer connected to an old MacBook Pro via Firewir
Re: Video exceeds 50GB blu-ray capacity?
by Andrew Ford 9 years ago
FYI, a 50GB Blu-ray really only holds about 46.61GB of data. When I burn a Blu-ray data disc for archiving video, I use a program that can burn data Blu-rays, like Toast 10 Titanium which has a Blu-ra
Now a client wants WMV ...not Flash
by Blake Porter 10 years ago
Any advantage to WMV over Flash Which one can most computers play right now
Re: Now a client wants WMV ...not Flash
by Andrew Ford 10 years ago
Yes, everything I was talking about was a client that doesn't want to wrap the h.264. This file will not play on a WIndows machine with WMP without any additional help. -------------------------------
Encore BluRay MPEG2
by silvan haselbach 10 years ago
Hi, I encoded a MPEG2-HD file for BluRay with Soerensen squeeze. mediainfo shows: Video Format : MPEG Video Format version : Version 2 Format profile : Main@High Format settings, Matrix : blich Durati
Re: Encore BluRay MPEG2
by Andrew Ford 10 years ago
You also had this same problem using Compresser's Blu-ray settings. It seemed that Encore, at the time, didn't like anyone else's compression. Calls to Adobe seemed to hint at this, although that was
iPhone/iPod Frame Sizes
by Brent Streeper 10 years ago
Hello, Can the iPhone iPod Touch handle video sizes other than 640x360 and 320x180 Since the screen size is 480x360, wouldn't it make sense to have a 480x270 option as well Am I missing something Than
Re: iPhone/iPod Frame Sizes
by Andrew Ford 10 years ago
It is preferable to have both dimensions be divisible by 16 if possible. You can read many articles on why this is, although in some cases tough to tell the quality difference, esp. on a small phone s
Which Blu-Ray Discs Are Best?
by Mark Salloum 10 years ago
We're ready to burn our first Blu-Ray DVD and I'm wondering if anyone can provide feedback on your experiences with the different discs out there. Have you tried more than one brand Did you encounter
Re: Which Blu-Ray Discs Are Best?
by Andrew Ford 10 years ago
I also use Verbatim 25GB BD-R and BD-RE. Not one problem. For 50GB, I use Sony. Have played this discs on several different Blu-ray players. For most projects, I'm burning from Encore on a Mac using t
Studio Pro Madness
by Alistair McGee 10 years ago
Hi, I have recently completed a project in FCP and exported to compressor and then taken this into Studio Pro. Created my disc and such burned it to DVD. When I watched it backed in DVD player it all
Re: Studio Pro Madness
by Andrew Ford 10 years ago
Try lowering the bitrate a bit and make sure audio is .ac3 instead of .aif or something else. --------------------------------------------- Always design with a purpose.
Please help with exporting HD footage to SD DVD
by Anthony Lovell 10 years ago
Ok, I'm at my wits end here and would really appreciate some help. I'm trying to burn a dvd with studio pro of a 45minute video. The footage is hd1080i. However compressor does not seem to work at all
Re: Please help with exporting HD footage to SD DVD
by Andrew Ford 10 years ago
If you want to keep your video 16:9, I'd convert to MPEG2 (m2v) using the 16:9 NTSC CCIR 601 DV pixel aspect ratio. Audio should be converted to .ac3, which will save disc space. ---------------------
Hyperlinks in FLVs from AE?
by David Johnson 10 years ago
Anyone know if it's possible to embed hyperlinks into FLVs from AE I'm actually rendering Animation MOVs from AE CS3 and converting them to FLVs using Adobe Media Encoder, but I have Flix Exporter so
Re: Hyperlinks in FLVs from AE?
by Andrew Ford 10 years ago
In AE, make composition markers and then convert into Flash cue points. Enter name, values, etc for your event cue point. Cue points can also be made in Media Encoder. Let your web staff add the appro
LaCie USB External DVD burner work on a Mac?
by Patrick Simpson 10 years ago
I just bought a Lacie 22X DL external USB only DVD burner for $75. I opted for the USB model over the Firewire because it was cheaper and usually both of my FW ports are in use. I just realized that o
Re: LaCie USB External DVD burner work on a Mac?
by Andrew Ford 10 years ago
You can get something like the Sonnet FW400 card to add 4 firewire ports to your machine. These only cost around $40 or less now. Then, you can enjoy the speed advantage. -----------------------------
Best Blank BluRay Discs?
by Thomas Hughes 10 years ago
What are the best, most reliable blank BluRay discs I know there's quite a price spread, from about $5 to $20. And by best I mean most reliable playback. Thank you.
Re: Best Blank BluRay Discs?
by Andrew Ford 10 years ago
So far, Verbatim and Sony discs for me are 200 out of 200 and counting. --------------------------------------------- Always design with a purpose.
New camera
by Eric Dube 10 years ago
Hi! Am getting ready to buy a new camera, I have 5000$ of budget the JVC gy-hm100u interest me is there anybody have knowledge about this camera the only thing that bugs me is the 3ccd should I go for
Re: New camera
by Andrew Ford 10 years ago
This camera looked like a great item for the price. I spent a lot of time with at at NAB. The pros are the range of audio video formats it can do at almost half the price of some competitors. It does
CS4 Advanced Blu-ray playback doesn't work
by Todd Bangerter 10 years ago
So, I'm using Encore CS4 to author a Blu-ray disc. I've got 6 video clips that I'd like to playback in several different orders. Actually, here is what I'd like to accomplish: 1. A "Main Title" where
Re: CS4 Advanced Blu-ray playback doesn't work
by Andrew Ford 10 years ago
There will be a slight delay in doing what you tried as the laser needs a split second... but if the delay you experience is an unacceptable length, that would probably leave you with the 2 options al
DVD to editable format again..?
by Matt Heeley 10 years ago
Hello all! I have to make some clips for a show reel DVD im making at work. However the only source for these clips are the Master DVDs. Could anyone advise me on the best way to extract the footage
Re: DVD to editable format again..?
by Andrew Ford 10 years ago
There are many apps that will do this. mpeg streamclip is free and simple. you can choose a file format to export too... most main formats except .wmv i think. Of course, your footage will still be an
Converting a DVD to Quicktime
by Greg Burke 10 years ago
Hello All I've had so many problems trying to Digitize my DVD library onto my computer, I've tried Mac the Ripper,Hand brake, StreamClip and all of them are awful, they crash all the time and make the
Re: Converting a DVD to Quicktime
by Andrew Ford 10 years ago
Why are you having problems with MPEG Streamclip But in the .vob files from the DVD, fix timecode breaks, and export to your choice of file. What are you exporting as It takes a long time if you choos
Is it Mac-Blu Ray time?
by Carlo Ferraro 11 years ago
I've been delaying the purchase of an external Blu Ray burner for obviuus reasons: 1-Price and recording speed of units 2-Price of Media 3-Crossover to Mac 4-DVD Studio Pro still in the HD-DVD era 5-C
Re: Is it Mac-Blu Ray time?
by Andrew Ford 10 years ago
Get Encore CS4 for your Mac (Production Prem) and you can burn Blu-Ray discs. The external LaCie LADVDBRFWU4 d2 Blu-ray Drive or similar model works like a dream on the Mac. I've used Sony and Verbati
Demo Reel Advice
by Greg Burke 11 years ago
Hello All I have two demo reels right now. One of my professional Work , and another for my Indy Student work.I think there good, however I can't seem to get offered work anywhere (aside from unpaid i
Re: Demo Reel Advice
by Andrew Ford 10 years ago
I liked the video site. However, I think you may need to do more to compete with peers in your area. Show more of your body of professional work. Quicker clips with exciting pace and music. Show your
is my computer good enough, or should I upgrade?
by Fernando Lopez 12 years ago
I've been pondering over getting a new computer, but I wanna know if there's something I can do to my current PC in order to get AE running a bit smoother. Here are my specs: Compaq Presario Intel Cel
Re: is my computer good enough, or should I upgrade?
by Andrew Ford 10 years ago
Oh, I just reread your post and saw that you wanted a PCI card, not a PCIe card, so disregard my post. When rereading your current system specs, it would be cost effective for you to eBay that system
Quadro Graphics Cards
by Kevin Herrin 10 years ago
I'm building a new machine soon and I'm wondering if it's worth getting a Nivdia Quadro card. I was looking on Adobe's site, checking on supported cards for Premiere and it seems that most of the card
Re: Quadro Graphics Cards
by Andrew Ford 10 years ago
There are very limited situations where one actually "needs" the new Quadro card when considering the whole price to performance issue. The 200 series has more than sufficient cards for anything most
Particles emitting from a shape?
by Ken Latman 10 years ago
I know you can have particles emitted from the follow; point, sphere, box, layer, layer grid. I would like to have the particles emit from a ring or something with a whole in it. Is this possible I ca
Re: Particles emitting from a shape?
by Andrew Ford 10 years ago
http: www.videocopilot.net tutorials the_ring
Problems with CS4
by Daniel Russell 11 years ago
I have been using Premeire Pro since 1.5 and I have never had no way near the amount of problems that I am having with CS4. First things first, my specs: Intel CORE 2 Q6600 2.4 GHz 4 GB DDR2 RAM (Soon
Re: Problems with CS4
by Andrew Ford 11 years ago
Regardless of whether there is or isn't a problem with long form projects in Premiere CS4, 4GB of RAM is brutally low for Vista 64. Without CS4 installed and without any setting tweaking adjusting, yo
External BlurRay Burner advice!
by Mark Dalzell 11 years ago
I'm in the market for an external BlurRay burner. I'm not too "savy" as to what to look for. Special brands, speed etc. Also, what about the media Cost, size, type... Any help would be very appreciate
Re: External BlurRay Burner advice!
by Andrew Ford 11 years ago
If I bring in raw footage from my camera with the Sony Transfer software, I'm going to have 1080i60 HDV video. So, I'll edit in FCP with a sequence in that setting. When editing is complete, I'll expo
dolby audio settings - exporting to encore?
by Jason Hampton 11 years ago
Anyone know the best dolby digital audio settings when exporting to encore. there are about 6 options. Ive been using the PCM codec instead of dolby or Mpeg2, which seems ok, but Ive heard dolby works
Re: dolby audio settings - exporting to encore?
by Andrew Ford 11 years ago
Most people don't use PCM audio for DVDs because of file size concerns. It takes up a lot more space than the .ac3 file would, mainly because PCM is uncompressed over most of the frequencies. PCM is e
Why does PCM audio setting bloat my project from 12 gigs to 28 gigs?
by Stuart Baker 11 years ago
Hello, I have a Blu-ray DVD project with roughly 10 gigs of assets imported into a single timeline: MPEG-2 HD Video - 1920x1080, 25Kbps, 23.976 Uncompressed .WAV audio - 48 Khz, 16 bit When I attempt
Re: Why does PCM audio setting bloat my project from 12 gigs to 28 gigs?
by Andrew Ford 11 years ago
PCM audio is huge in size...can be 10 times the file size of AC3. It's often referred to as uncompressed because most of the compression in PCM is done on the outer frequencies. There is a quality adv
Can I do this in Trapcode Form???
by Daniel Chang 11 years ago
here is the effect i'm going for http: www.tangible-technology.com acoustics 1 low_mid_time_spike_w.jpg don't care so much about the color gradient, but the line quality and distortion is what i'm try
Re: Can I do this in Trapcode Form???
by Andrew Ford 11 years ago
Form basically generates the appearance of 3D surfaces, which is more or less what you are trying to do. You would have to shape animate this surface with the use of tools such as displacement and dis
AE only using 15% of cpus and 2 gig or so of ram
by David Stickney 11 years ago
Hello, I went out and bought a new system because is seemed prudent considering I was learning CS4, I was running a quad core, 8 gigs of ram and it seemed 5 hours was a bit to wait for renders on stuf
Re: AE only using 15% of cpus and 2 gig or so of ram
by Andrew Ford 11 years ago
Hopefully, your Windows Vista is the 64bit edition and not the 32. On a PC, 32 bit operating systems aren't going to recognize, or even show, a 4th GB or RAM, let alone all the RAM you have. Furthermo
Mac to PC Video Problem
by dan cooper 11 years ago
I'm not sure if this is the best place to post this query so my apologies if this is the case. I've created a 2 min animation in AE (on a Mac) for a corporate client, which was ultimately going to be
Re: Mac to PC Video Problem
by Andrew Ford 11 years ago
If someone is using Windows XP or Vista Home Basic Business, Windows Media Player will not play DVDs without purchasing the third party playback components (which usually cost between $50-150 dependin
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water fountain
by Jamil Yamani 11 years ago
hi all i am trying to produce create a water fountain effect using trapcode particular but i am bit uncertain as to how to go about doing it...would anyone know of a handy tutorial which may help me T
Re: water fountain
by Andrew Ford 11 years ago
I am assuming you mean a big water fountain, like you would find in a park. You can get decent results doing something like the following: The water in the bowl base of the fountain can be created usi
Apple, Encore and the right Blu Ray DVD burner
by Terry Flaxton 11 years ago
I'm in the UK and I need to soon buy an internal or external burner for my octo core mac. If the burner is external then the speed of esata makes sense to me. I've seen fastmac burners and they're dol
Re: Apple, Encore and the right Blu Ray DVD burner
by Andrew Ford 11 years ago
I second the quality of the LaCie d2 external Blu-ray drive, especially if you work on a Mac. http: www.bhphotovideo.com c product 602325-REG LaCie_301856U_d2_Blu_ray_Drive.html I have authored over 5
Trapcode Form - Missing presets after install
by Jeff Heller 11 years ago
Hey folks, I have just downloaded and installed the full 1.0 version of Trapcode Form from the Red Giant website and I'd love to play around with some presets... but it appears they do not show up in
Re: Trapcode Form - Missing presets after install
by Andrew Ford 11 years ago
If your presets are installed in the correct location and still aren't showing up in AE, make sure you open the "Effects & Presets" window. Sometimes if you use AE and don't have that window open, you
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Encore Blu-ray issues: importing as timeline
by jason stearns 11 years ago
I am trying to import an m2v and ac3 files as a timeline in adobe encore cs4. Each each time I have tried, the program crashes. I used compressor to create these files which came from FCP. Is there a
Re: Encore Blu-ray issues: importing as timeline
by Andrew Ford 11 years ago
I find Encore CS4 doesn't like files encoded from Compressor. Last Fall, I spoke to an "engineer" at Adobe and he asked me to tell him step-by-step what I did in compressor and the settings used to ma
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