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Benjamin Sidoti

Member Since:
July 6th 2012
14 Posts
Location:
Brooklyn, NEW YORK
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Monitor/Advice for Vertical Video
by Benjamin Sidoti 3 years ago
I hate to even ask about Vertical Video, but here I go... A section of our company is working on some Snapchat content and they want to use a monitor that will give us vertical video guides while shoo
Re: Monitor/Advice for Vertical Video
by Bill Davis 3 years ago
I just finished a point of sale signage gig in vertical orientation. It's no big deal with modern software. I use FCP X, so the first step was to create a project with a 1080x1920 tall native raster.
h.264 Baseline Profile Export
by Benjamin Sidoti 5 years ago
Hi everyone, I've been through the file type debate with a lot of projects, but a client is asking for an baseline h.264 profile, rather than the main profile, for a rough cut upload. I understand the
Re: h.264 Baseline Profile Export
by Benjamin Sidoti 5 years ago
Thanks!
Panasonic GH4 in Avid
by Benjamin Sidoti 5 years ago
Just curious if people have been able to work with the GH4 in Avid natively yet. Thanks!
Re: Panasonic GH4 in Avid
by Benjamin Sidoti 5 years ago
That's what I thought, thanks, Shane!
Exception: auto_comp_no_sync when AutoSyncing
by Benjamin Sidoti 5 years ago
I'm working on MC7.0.3 on OSX 10.8.5, and I've brought the video and sound into a bin (managed media to DNxHD115) and when I select all and AutoSync, I keep getting this error message: exception: auto
Re: Exception: auto_comp_no_sync when AutoSyncing
by Benjamin Sidoti 5 years ago
It's actually already transcoded to DNxHD. I'll try the subclipping. Thanks!
Avid Limited Output/Export to 1725.20kbps
by Benjamin Sidoti 5 years ago
So I've been trying to export dailies screeners via Avid with the following specs: h.264 300kbps 427X240 But it keeps exporting clips that fit all of those specs EXCEPT the bitrate - when I look at th
Re: Avid Limited Output/Export to 1725.20kbps
by Benjamin Sidoti 5 years ago
Thank you! That's what I was afraid of. I was hoping to turn around dailies very quickly from AMA linked media, but it looks like I'll need to consolidate first, then export reference files for Squeez
Sony F55 Dead Pixel
by Benjamin Sidoti 6 years ago
So I have a team out shooting on location with the F55 and Fujinon Cabrio 19-90 and they have discovered a few "dead pixels" in their images. We've black balanced several times, but I was wondering if
Re: Sony F55
by Benjamin Sidoti 6 years ago
Thanks, Michael. Yes, it could be serious, and that's why I wanted to check in to see if anyone else is having these issues and if they found a solution. They are in the field right now, so I can't pr
Digitizing 400 VHS Tapes for Screeners
by Benjamin Sidoti 7 years ago
So I am working on an project which requires lots of archival footage, most of which we have from VHS. We have over 400 VHS tapes and are looking for the quickest, easiest, and cheapest way to digitiz
Re: Digitizing 400 VHS Tapes for Screeners
by Tim Jones 7 years ago
Hi Ben, Have you considered Precis from bitcentral While it's designed for News work, it will allow you to ingest multiple SDI Analog sources into the digital format that you specify (and even transco
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