Bill Nelson: Activity About Images
Bill Nelson

Member Since:
February 7th 2007
98 Posts
Motion 5 version doesn't see Avid files
by Bill Nelson 7 years ago
Greetings folks, Just uploaded Motion 5 on my new 13" Macbook Air, and it reports "Unsupported Format" as I try to use elements created in Avid MC. I have the very latest Avid version (7) loaded, and
Re: Motion 5 version doesn't see Avid files
by Bill Nelson 7 years ago
I use Motion 4 on my older 10.5.8 intel Mac, and it allows me to utilize Avid assets without fuss. In fact, the problematic project was exported from Motion 4 as a test. I'm thinking the Avid uncompre
Sound Devices PIX 220 Video Recorder or Atmos Ninja
by Richard Cardonna 9 years ago
Which is the best value for the mone. Note that the pix 200 can record audio Sound Devices PIX 220 Video Recorder PIX 220 B&H Photo Video Sound Devices PIX 220 Video Recorder PIX 220 B&H Photo Video A
Re: Sound Devices PIX 220 Video Recorder or Atmos Ninja
by Bill Nelson 7 years ago
If video is your destination, and you don't have to fool with up down cross conversion, Atomos is a great deal. That being said, I just completed a job where the folks fed me a 1080i HDMI feed at 29.9
HD to SD Best Quality workflow
by Jon Geddes 10 years ago
Obviously there are problems with all NLE programs (not just Final Cut or Premiere) with converting HD projects to an SD DVD. Even with the best settings, there is still horrible aliasing especially n
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Re: HD to SD Best Quality workflow
by Bill Nelson 8 years ago
Walter got it right, half-way up this thread... BitVice Just produced the SD DVD for our feature "Redemption: For Robbing The Dead" with that tiny one-trick app. Looks fabulous. I did have some questi
Dang! Imported .png with reversed alpha
by Bill Nelson 9 years ago
need a bit of the bovine wisdom here. Motion 4 on 10.5.8. for whatever reason, SOME .png files will not import correctly into Motion, whether thru 'Import' or finder... alphas are reversed. Other laye
Re: Dang! Imported .png with reversed alpha
by Bill Nelson 9 years ago
absolutely. Here's a wonky workaround I'm having to use today. I created a bottom layer in Photoshop with only a few pixels of a white rectangle I created showing in the lower right corner, easy to cr
Problems with 32gig P2 card and copying files to Macbook Pro
by zack hill 9 years ago
Hello, Been googling this and have found no answer, hoping someone has a thought on what I can do: Problem: Shot 4 all day timelapses at 720 30p, interval record - clips showed up fine and played but
Re: Problems with 32gig P2 card and copying files to Macbook Pro
by Bill Nelson 9 years ago
very cool, thank you
New P2 cards work with older HVX200?
by Rory MacNish 10 years ago
I'm looking to buy more P2 cards for my HVX200. I have 3 4gig cards and they work great. I want to buy larger cards, 32gig or 64gig cards. Will they work on my older HVX200 And, What is the process to
Re: New P2 cards work with older HVX200?
by Bill Nelson 9 years ago
Is it possible to accomplish the firmware upgrade on a Mac
Out of Range Rendering Failure
by Samuel Bilodeau 9 years ago
I am using DaVinci Resolve 7.1, and have been grading with the option: "Unscaled full range data" setting. Currently, we have a perfect grade on the piece we're working on. However. When I switch the
Re: Out of Range Rendering Failure
by Bill Nelson 9 years ago
Kevin's on to something, I think. Any other general output hints out there Sam, what are your destination formats masters
titles blooming upon export
by Bill Nelson 9 years ago
My SD sequence concludes with white titles from the text tool over a black background. The titles bloom all over the ugly place. I've tried exporting in various codecs, tried increasing the bit depth
Re: titles blooming upon export
by Bill Nelson 9 years ago
Thanks for the rapid response, Steve. In desperation I selected "Current Settings" and got the output I needed. Obviously I'm not up to speed on export settings for Motion.
reconnecting media - MXF becomes XML?
by Bill Nelson 10 years ago
When moving a project from my Desktop running 10.5x to another computer (MacBook Pro running 10.6 w both QT10 and 7.6) I cannot reconnect media. when the dialog appears showing the correct media file
Re: reconnecting media - MXF becomes XML?
by Bill Nelson 10 years ago
duh! I'm a Calibrated customer... I need to pay attention a bit.
Perspective Reflection disappeared
by Bill Nelson 10 years ago
Updated to 2.1.3 of FxFactory, and now my Perspective Reflection effects in all my Motion 4 sequences are non-functional. I can see myself reverting to an earlier version to get that back, but don't k
Re: Perspective Reflection disappeared
by Bill Nelson 10 years ago
stand down. Had an install mis-match with the library resources. installed 2.1.4 and am back in business...
render efficiency with moving camera
by Bill Nelson 10 years ago
Seem to have painted myself into a corner... perhaps more clever minds can get me out! I've working on a fairly complex 3D spot (see the culprit at http: nelsonmedia.com just click on the 'play' trian
Re: render efficiency with moving camera
by Bill Nelson 10 years ago
I've found that by the time I render out each template blank, then the phone numbers, and the comped spot combining the two, I'd be back at around 20-min. spot, which is where I am at the top of this
Rotate Slideshows DVD studio
by Keith Gray 11 years ago
I'm making a photo slideshow and some of the photos are displaying on their side because they were taken portrait. Does anyone know how I rotate the photos in dvd studio pro so that they all sit uprig
Re: Rotate Slideshows DVD studio
by Bill Nelson 11 years ago
Just bumped up against this one myself. My 'Preview' app and Photoshop both open them with the correct orientation, but DVDSP insists on laying them on the side. Makes me crazy. Anyone have an answer
BCC 5.0.3/Avid MC 3.1 upgrade?
by Bill Nelson 11 years ago
I note with interest that Avid 3.1 requires BCC 5.0.3. That's great, but I'm having a hard time justifying another $600 upgrade w o confidence that these things work as advertised. After problems with
Re: BCC 5.0.3/Avid MC 3.1 upgrade?
by Bill Nelson 11 years ago
The Avid upgrade combined with the BCC upgrade is steep... unless demonstrable additional capability can be utilized. Perhaps I'm not paying attention to the PR, but what does my money buy, exactly As
Hard Crash after monitoring Various apps from Kona
by Bill Nelson 11 years ago
Just finished cabling the Kona LHe in my Intel G5 suite, and had been checking out the composite video output of the Kona from Motion, FCP, etc. and the Macintosh Desktop to a broadcast CRT. What fun!
Re: Hard Crash after monitoring Various apps from Kona
by Bill Nelson 11 years ago
Craig: Looking forward to that Photoshop functionality as soon as AJA catches up with Adobe. Just loaded Adobe Studio CS4...
Need FCP/Kona 3 set up advice
by marco bella 11 years ago
I've recently taken on my first HD edit project. Footage was all shot on P2, 720 60p. I'll be editing in FCP Studio 2 with a Kona 3 board and CalDigit RAID installed - for the first time. Client needs
Re: Need FCP/Kona 3 set up advice
by Bill Nelson 11 years ago
Marco, You have my same workflow. I shoot on P2 and am airing out my brand-new Kona 3. I've been an Avid editor for 15 years (still am) but slammed a LHe into my new octo-mac. I'll look forward to hea
Avid encoding workflow
by Jim Britton 11 years ago
Just wondering everyone's thoughts on the best (both speed and quality) encoding workflow from the Avid Media Composer timeline to Mpeg2. Don't have Sorenson squeeze as this is an academic copy of Avi
Re: Avid encoding workflow
by Bill Nelson 11 years ago
oops! didn't mean to stagger inadvertently onto the Windows forum.
updated Boris Red doesn't see older effect
by Bill Nelson 12 years ago
Trying to resurrect a 4.1 effect in a timeline from '06, from my old Meridien system, and my new Red 4.3 download doesn't seem to understand the old effect. Any hope MC 2.8.3 running on OS 10.4.11
Re: updated Boris Red doesn't see older effect
by Bill Nelson 12 years ago
Peter, Fired off a note off-forum, but my thread seems to be mis-titled. I'm trying to bring back an older BCC 'Cube' effect. Does this shed any light on the subject My client has evidently become qui
BCC Lens Flare
by Bill Nelson 12 years ago
The very cool BCC Lens Flare effect exhibits inter-field judder when I render and play back an interlaced sequence. Tried all different settings in the 'Fields' dialog w no satisfaction. Unusable as o
Re: BCC Lens Flare
by Bill Nelson 12 years ago
BCC Lens Flare. Not 'Advanced'. What format would you like to see in the example I'd send
hello Boris Technical Support? Hello Boris anybody...
by Bill Nelson 12 years ago
This should be pretty easy. Was using BCC 4.1 on ver. 2.8 Media Composer when it started crashing. I sat there for a moment, then realized that I probably needed to update my Boris plug-ins. Sure enou
Re: hello Boris Technical Support? Hello Boris anybody...
by Bill Nelson 12 years ago
Peter, (and everyone else...) Please disregard the previous post. Jon is taking great care of me. I'm downloading the .ISO he's left for me and will be back in action, better than new in no time. Than
DG System Back Level
by Fred Connors Jr. 12 years ago
Hello Craig & Company We have been sending spots to DGDropBox for several months now. We are seeing poor on air results at some stations. The stations claim to be taking SDI out of their DR SpotBox se
Re: DG System Back Level
by Bill Nelson 12 years ago
Gentlemen, in my experience neither Sorensen or Compressor generates a genuine 4:2:2 color space MPEG stream... unless the .02 Compressor update changed something. I went around with the Sorensen tech
Episode help for DG Fast Channel encoding
by DakotaCurt 13 years ago
I'm having trouble getting DG Fast Channel to accept my MPEG-PS encodes with Episode. I'm encoding from Final Cut Uncompressed files of 30 second TV commercials. Does anyone have Episode settings they
Re: Episode help for DG Fast Channel encoding
by Bill Nelson 12 years ago
just sent a test using your settings this evening. We'll see how we do!
Creating DG FastChannel - Drop Box HD Compressions?
by Brian DeViteri 13 years ago
I am currently evaluating products for making DG FastChannel Drop Box HD compressions. I don't know if anyone else out there is doing this or not, but I'm looking for suggestions on what people are us
Re: Creating DG FastChannel - Drop Box HD Compressions?
by Bill Nelson 12 years ago
just SD only, 720x486 out of a Mac Avid 7.2 SDI. should be a piece a cakewalk
Digitizing errors very strange
by Bill Nelson 13 years ago
trying to capture after updating to 2.7.3 to my SDI channel. get errors like Exception: omfiHPDomain_ERROR_CLOSING DOMAIN Exception: DISK_UNIX_ERROR, errno:22, errstr:Invalid argument, filename:creati
Re: Digitizing errors very strange
by Bill Nelson 13 years ago
some good input, gentlemen. Going to have to get to work. When I can stop working and get to work!!
balky P2 Store
by Bill Nelson 13 years ago
Having trouble getting P2 Store to reliably xfer files to my G5 2Gz Dual w 8 gig RAM, Mac OSX 10.4.8 Using 4' USB 2.0 high-speed cable, xfer usually locks up, cauing me to force quit at Finder level.
Re: balky P2 Store
by steve cahill 13 years ago
Take a look at this product P2 log. Just purchased it, if he can only do the P2 Genie transfer thing multiple copies it is a winner! @ http: www.imagineproducts.com P2log.htm The ability to do the MXF
P2 Store ingest burps
by Bill Nelson 13 years ago
folks, Have been trying P2 Store to Mac (G5 2Gz Dual, 8 GIG RAM, OS 10.4.8, Avid MC Soft 2.6.6) and rarely am successful. Let me explain. 1st tried dragging from P2 Store to properly configured file f
Re: P2 Store ingest burps
by Shane Ross 13 years ago
buy P2 Genie (www.p2genie.com) for $33 and have it do this for you automatically. It is fast and reliable. Shane Littlefrog Post www.lfhd.net
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