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ben scott

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Ben Scott is a young artist, film maker and tutor, specialising in digital video post production and web projects. He currently provides training at a number of centres across London, England in a wide range of software and skills. He spent the past ... [more]
Member Since:
February 12th 2007
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London, UK
How to move all used files in a project to a specific location.
by Erling Fenstad 9 years ago
Hi! Quick and painless: I'm working on a schoolproject. Got iMacs. But I have all my soundeffects on a external harddrive that I've taken from my home. So, I can't edit the movie without having the ha
Re: How to move all used files in a project to a specific location.
by ben scott 9 years ago
use the media manager thats what is does - - - - - - - - - Check my site at http: www.benscottarts.co.uk - - - - - - - - -
5.1 mix outputting to tape, how do preset audio level outputs work
by ben scott 9 years ago
trying to figure out if someone is supplying 5.1 mixed audio for myself to playout to HDCAM SR what would be the standard audio outputs in final cut pro be set to there seems to be level changes going
Re: 5.1 mix outputting to tape, how do preset audio level outputs work
by ben scott 9 years ago
I know how to assign but was wondering why the defaults set to -3 and paired This is for the 5.1 audio outputs in fcp Does this take into consideration how it was mixed and those levels Blitz tone is
Need a Final Cut consultant immediately
by stefan springman 9 years ago
We are looking to hire a consultant to help us export a TV series from Final cut pro for mastering. The consultant needs to be based in NYC and be available to set up our system immediately. If you're
Re: Need a Final Cut consultant immediately
by ben scott 9 years ago
this is not strictly true the Kona 3 downconvert will work ok for some jobs but not others I find it aliases the graphics if they start off sharp, bright and saturated in HD Also this can cause broadc
mixing audio - slowly
by ben scott 9 years ago
someone just mentioned to me how to record automation in protools slowly, you playback at half speed just tried in final cut pro and it works too! just press k and l together with the audio mixer open
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Wil Hamlin liked this 9 years ago
Proficiency in Motion
by Michael Pettygrove 9 years ago
Motion 4 -- Where or how do I get the training information that I need to become proficient enough to make a reel or add more professional looking graphics to my editing reel I've gone through the Lyn
Re: Proficiency in Motion
by ben scott 9 years ago
I think the book which apple has for accredited classes is excellent the new book is very good for starting out and the previous motion3 book is great for a nice explantion of 3d compositing i did a p
ATTN: Dave LaRonde
by Brian Pitt 9 years ago
Dave, Just a question out of curiosity here, especially with all the announcements at NAB...have you finally warmed up to the idea of DSLRs as a realistic production tool or are they still just "toys"
Re: ATTN: Dave LaRonde
by ben scott 9 years ago
I have been experiencing the canon 5de and the worst it has to throw up for post workflows it seems to be the tool that people that know very little about video signals and FCP media management are go
Laying out credit rolls as RTF import for Motion 4
by ben scott 10 years ago
First up thanks lots mark spencer for the tips online, took me a while but they explain what I was after thought I would share my observations of this new tool here and see if I was doing things corre
Re: Laying out credit rolls as RTF import for Motion 4
by ben scott 10 years ago
thanks realise the post was a bit of a big note and a bit difficult to understand maybe, just thought it good to share what was tricky with others plus its good to write things down when theres all th
Color Space Conversion
by D.J. Goller 10 years ago
Does anyone know of a good colorspace conversion or colorspace translation plugin or tool for Final Cut Thanks, D.J.
Re: Color Space Conversion
by ben scott 10 years ago
try this http: provideocoalition.com index.php cmg_blogs story after_effects_prores_and_gamma_shifts
Checklist to prepare for broadcast
by Christian Hart 10 years ago
Hi there, Does anyone know of a web based resource - a checklist of UK requirements and "how to"s for making your sequences broadcast safe when not using a post house to do a grade or dub. There are g
Re: Checklist to prepare for broadcast
by ben scott 10 years ago
you can get ppmulator to work with FCP if you set it up with audio hijack and soundflower PPM should have dialogue at a minimum of 4ppm and max should never go over 6ppm where 4ppm represents -18db an
Here's a new MAJOR bug in FCP7...
by Mark Maness 10 years ago
If you are using XDCAM HD and import all of your media, log it and then want to re-capture it into another codec... YOU CAN'T! FCP opens the Log and Transfer window. This is MAJOR error. Anyone who us
Re: Here's a new MAJOR bug in FCP7... Workaround
by ben scott 10 years ago
Haven't tried it out but if there is a solution I have to say thank you forum (that's why to check back we help each other) XML seems to solve a lot
exporting OMF
by Arthur Lunn 10 years ago
I am trying to export a section of the soundtrack from the film I am editing, to OMF format, using in-out hashmarks that does not exceed 1 or 2 minutes, however the operation has been declared invalid
Re: exporting OMF
by ben scott 10 years ago
surely you could do the trick of using clip enable to turn off sections of the timeline instead of in out points FCP will not export OMF of clips which are not enabled I think the all track selection
-40ms delay on Kona up and downconversion
by Christopher Tay -- account bounces requested notifications, account frozen 11 years ago
Hi, Has anyone encounter a video delay on Kona's up and downconversion I did some testings today on a Kona 3 with a ProBel VALID8 Lipsync Measurement gear (http: www.pro-bel.com products C132 ) and bo
Re: -40ms delay on Kona up and downconversion
by ben scott 11 years ago
got the same reply about 1 frame delay on audio in downconversion using PAL from AJA - - - - - - - - - Check my podcast at http: cowcast.creativecow.net final_cut_pro index.html or my site at http: ww
HD to SD and Ref signal problems
by ben scott 11 years ago
been trying to figure this out for the past few weeks hopefully someone can help We have been having real issues with HD to SD downconversion and cannot achieve a synchronous signal with SD, we can ge
Re: HD to SD and Ref signal problems
by ben scott 11 years ago
got to say thanks to you 2 guys for answers the reference signal being fed to kona is trisync level 1080 50i the reference signal being fed to the SD digibeta deck is blackburst 625 PAL SD the 2 signa
downconverting and colour corrections
by ben scott 11 years ago
I have had prores 720p footage (from the FCP6 diana weynand book) downconverting really nicely to sd but had quite a bit of flickering with HDV footage which I am pretty sure was 1080 50i sony camera
Repeatable motions in Motion
by chlucasj 12 years ago
I am working on an animation sequence and I am trying to find a way to basically cut and paste a sequence in a layer so that I can repeat the same motion without having to recreate it by hand. Specifi
Re: Repeatable motions in Motion
by ben scott 12 years ago
you need to be using the after last keyframe command down in the keyframe editor and set to repeat sometimes behaviours can be used to create these types of effects e.g. an oscilattor
Literature
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
Hello, Lemme run a scenario by you....actually less of a scenario and more of my life as an editor.... So I've always pictured myself as an editor - I taught myself how to use all the tools - FCP, Aft
Re: Literature
by ben scott 12 years ago
I have found this book to be interesting the technique of film editing (focal press) by karel reisz taking a while to read though each chapter is relevant to different formats of moviemaking, getting
After Effects guest tutor Watford England
by Mike Smith 12 years ago
Anyone know is a skilled AE user in travelling distance of Watford, England, who might be willing to do a day intro for Further Ed media students - ideally someone with further education teaching expe
Re: After Effects guest tutor Watford England
by ben scott 12 years ago
interested in the job I am a trainer in Final Cut Pro in Adult Education and use After Effects I am in Hackney, London. I currently produce the Final Cut Pro podcast for creative cow If you are intere
motion 3 - hows it deal with vectors, rotoscoping, keying
by ben scott 12 years ago
does anyone who was at NAB know how illustrator files are now dealt with in Motion. it would be good if they come in resolution independent vector files. also is the vector paint similar to something
Re: motion 3 - hows it deal with vectors, rotoscoping, keying
by tj Shank 12 years ago
I spent a half hour talking to some of the Motion guys in the booth about this. There seems to be some of the tools, but no raster paint and no cloning. You could do simple roto masks, for example, bu
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