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Bill Thomas

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Anyone know how to make these 3d text extrusions?
by Bill Thomas 9 months ago
Hi all, A client is looking for a similar 3d text effect as this commercial: https: youtu.be pn2q-_wE0ZE My problem is that I have no clue what created this! Yes, I can make your basic 3d text, but th
Re: Anyone know how to make these 3d text extrusions?
by Bill Thomas 9 months ago
Greg - Thanks, I have done that in the past and there are some cool ones out there, unfortunately the client wants that EXACT extrusion!! (which I have never seen in a template) Jerry - I just now saw
Suggestions for editing with CS6 on older PC please!
by Bill Thomas 10 months ago
Hi all, At work I edit with an old Mac Pro 12 core Intel Xeon with 12GB Ram and a Usb3 external drive. I am at LEAST able to edit in 1 4 resolution easily for 1920x1080 footage I get from Videoblocks.
Re: Suggestions for editing with CS6 on older PC please!
by Bill Thomas 9 months ago
Another thing - how full are your drives External SSD is only 5% filled. Internal OS SSD is about 85% filled What are the specs of the footage that won't play in Premiere Pro Will it play in VLC Media
Could a Mac geek please decipher this error message?
by Bill Thomas 1 year ago
Hi all, If anyone knows what this message means, I would greatly appreciate it! I've had these shutdowns a few times in the last month and this code looks Greek to me. Thanks all!! Machine info I put
Re: Could a Mac geek please decipher this error message?
by John Rofrano 1 year ago
Hi Bill, It looks like you are experiencing Kernel Panics which can be from a number of things but usually it's a bad driver. According to that dump, these are the drivers on your Mac that are NOT fro
XLR input Audio Issue on HC-X1 - anyone notice this?
by Bill Thomas 1 year ago
Hi all, Had our HC-X1 for a few months and thought I had some audio settings wrong (for XLR mic input) because there was always an annoying "white noise" type of sound during recordings with our Sony
Anybody doing Family or Business Legacy videos? Comments please...
by Bill Thomas 2 years ago
Hi all, We are a small production company and have been doing video and editing for 30 years and (similar to other posts I've read here) we feel like dinosaurs! We try to stay current with pro equipme
Re: Anybody doing Family or Business Legacy videos? Comments please...
by Mark Suszko 2 years ago
So you're saying, the deceased's life flashed before YOUR eyes Aside from the funeral montage bit, a potential market I can imagine is to set up in a parlor on a nursing home or veteran's care center
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Bill Thomas liked this 2 years ago
Can I upgrade my Mac to edit 4k or even 1920, or is it a lost cause?
by Bill Thomas 2 years ago
Hi all, I have an older Mac and was curious if it can even be upgraded to work with 4k (or even 1920, since even THAT format lags in Premiere Pro!). Here's my specs: https: everymac.com systems apple
Re: Can I upgrade my Mac to edit 4k or even 1920, or is it a lost cause?
by Robert Withers 2 years ago
You can get the latest Macbook Pros and iMacs with specs that should cover your needs. I'm keeping my Macbook Pro running OS 10.8.5 so I can keep working with FCP7 and Premiere CC "2013" though I hate
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Bill Thomas liked this 2 years ago
Are these P2 Adapters trustworthy?
by Bill Thomas 5 years ago
Hi all, I keep hearing about these P2 adapters: http: www.bhphotovideo.com bnh controller home O=&sku=964015&gclid=CPHdxOT95sECFUeBfgod6VgA-g&Q=&is=REG&A=details And it seems like a great idea to use
Re: Are these P2 Adapters trustworthy?
by Bill Thomas 5 years ago
Micro P2 cards huh That's good to know! I missed that fine print! Seems like regular P2 cards would then be pretty close to the same price. Thanks for the info.
How would I do a key with separate alpha channel?
by Bill Thomas 6 years ago
Hi all, Here's the graphic I want to use and it comes with a separate alpha channel. http: tinyurl.com m7h4e7d How would I put them in a timeline so that I can have an object inside when it opens up I
Re: How would I do a key with separate alpha channel?
by Bill Thomas 6 years ago
Hi all, I tried both of these and neither one does it! Maybe I should have mentioned that I'm still on CS5 Although I would think a matte is a matte, right Any other ideas Thanks again!
A few questions from Final Cut editor new to PP
by Bill Thomas 6 years ago
Hi all, I come from FCP where I was very comfortable with a few specific commands that I can't seem to find in PP CS5. Perhaps some of you can help me! 1. How can I get the playhead to snap to an edit
Re: A few questions from Final Cut editor new to PP
by Bill Thomas 6 years ago
Since I started this thread, I've learned a lot about PP. What I still don't get is why Final Cut could save favorite transitions 10 years ago, but the latest and greatest PP can't do that (OK, I'm st
How to get Boris Transitions to work in CS5?
by Bill Thomas 6 years ago
Hi all, Dumb question here: I'm trying out the Boris Final Effects plugins in CS5 and they installed correctly but they all showed up in the Effects folder and none in the Transitions folder. Although
Re: How to get Boris Transitions to work in CS5?
by Kevin Monahan 6 years ago
Hi guys, In the upcoming release of Premiere Pro CC, some plug-in foundries will have transitions that will be in the transitions folder and can be applied in a single track as standard transitions. G
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Bill Thomas liked this 6 years ago
Is G-tech as good as CalDigit?
by Bill Thomas 10 years ago
Hi All, I've been using my $2500 2TB Caldigit for the past 2 years with no issues. But I keep seeing G-tech drives for a fraction of that cost. In particular: http: www.videoguys.com Item G-Tech+G-RAI
Re: Is G-tech as good as CalDigit?
by Bill Thomas 10 years ago
Thanks guys!! So, here's a question on my S2VR drive: If it supports RAID 1, how can it mirror the drives if there are 5 drives inside I thought it had to be an even number of drives for RAID 1. Thank
Can I swap drive in P2Store??
by Bill Thomas 10 years ago
I have the P2 Store - AJ-PCS060G Just curious if anyone has swapped out the WIMPY 60GB drive What were they thinking with such a tiny drive Is there some technical issue that I'm missing Anyway, I rec
Re: Can I swap drive in P2Store??
by Bill Thomas 10 years ago
Steve Eisen "I have also made some very wise investments and saved thousands and thousands of dollars on new and old gear." Yep! Like my 2 betacam decks that go on and on and on!!
Good website script for stock footage site?
by Bill Thomas 10 years ago
I have a ton of stock footage and thought about trying to sell some. I wanted to make a site that had just my thumbnails utilizing a search function. It doesn't have to be an ecommerce site since I wi
Re: Good website script for stock footage site?
by Bill Thomas 10 years ago
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What to do when Multicam source loses timecode?
by Bill Thomas 10 years ago
Thanks to the help on this forum, I was able to successfully do a few half hour multicam segments. But I ran into a problem; I am using 3 angles - 1 from P2 footage, and 2 others from betacam. I digit
Re: What to do when Multicam source loses timecode?
by Bill Thomas 10 years ago
Anyone
How to convert Raylight MXF back to Quicktime??
by Bill Thomas 10 years ago
Hi all, In the past when I have Media Managed projects, they've worked fine because all my footage was either already actual QTs from a Log & Capture or Log & Transfer. But now I have a smaller projec
THANKS Shane!
by Bill Thomas 10 years ago
Thanks a lot, Shane!! I tried Recompress and I think that will do it. As long as I use the exact same acquisition format (in the drop-down list), then I probably shouldn't lose any quality. Thanks aga
Transition Plug-ins
by Bill Thomas 10 years ago
Hi all, I am looking for mainly 2d and 3d transition plugins for FCP. I realize Boris and others have huge amounts of effects, but I mainly want just transitions. I can't afford $1000 for Boris to get
Re: Transition Plug-ins
by Bill Thomas 10 years ago
Thanks you guys!!!
24FPS template issue - Help please...
by Bill Thomas 11 years ago
I am new to Motion 3 and I'm really interested in getting a few templates from this site: www.motionvfx.com But I noticed they are all at 24fps. Since I work at 30fps (P2 - DVCpro), does that mean the
OT - Templates for Motion and LiveType
by Bill Thomas 11 years ago
I've done extensive searching and have only found a few places that sell 3rd party templates for Motion and Livetype. www.motionvfx.com store,templates,1,1,2.html www.livetypecentral.com The first one
THANKS MIRIAM!!
by Bill Thomas 11 years ago
Thanks Miriam for the additional template links!! Bill
Newbie question; Importing motn. alpha into FCP?
by Bill Thomas 11 years ago
Hi all, I used a moving lower 3rd template in Motion that has a background layer that can be replaced with video. I was able to do that, but instead of making a ton of clips to import back into FCP, I
Re: Newbie question; Importing motn. alpha into FCP?
by Bill Thomas 11 years ago
Thanks a million!!
HPX-500 Workflow
by Steven J. Gilbert 11 years ago
I am currently exploring the possibility of upgrading to a P2 workflow with the HPX-500 camera. I edit with FCP and will be upgrading to the latest FCS2. I have looked at phasing in a new system, but
Re: HPX-500 Workflow
by Bill Thomas 11 years ago
Arthur Aldrich "DVCProHD is not data intensive on the processor or the drives. You do not need a raid system to edit DVCProHD. " Arthur - could you elaborate I thought I needed the super duper fast R
Studio Daily Review
by George Griswold 11 years ago
There was a review in Studio Daily by David Leathers a while back on the Aja ioHD. As far as I know the review was accurate, but did not put the power or versatility of the ioHD in a very good light.
Re: Studio Daily Review
by Bill Thomas 11 years ago
Bob Zelin "The I O is teriffic if you have a client that is more than happy to stick with ProRes422HQ, but if they need more versatility, the Kona 3 is a better choice" Could you elaborate on how the
Deck Control Cable
by Bill Thomas 11 years ago
Can I use a regular RS232 cable (9 pin) to connect my IO HD to my Sony 2800 Betacam deck (9 pin also) Both connectors look like basic RS232 connectors, yet the IO connector says RS422. Thanks, Bill
Re: Deck Control Cable
by Bill Thomas 11 years ago
Thanks Bob!! Why should anything work seamlessly Then our lives would be boring!! In fact, in the past I had (what I thought) were two exactly same db9 cables. But only one worked for deck control. Hm
How to make a 16x9 SD-DVD?
by Bill Thomas 11 years ago
Not sure if this should be in this forum or the FCP forum, so I'll try here first: How would I make a 16x9 Standard def DVD out of FCP thru my IO HD Basically just like a store-bought movie. Original
Re: How to make a 16x9 SD-DVD?
by Bill Thomas 11 years ago
Thanks guys!! Gotta love this forum and all these smart people!!
HPX500 Backfocus HELP!
by Bill Thomas 11 years ago
After about 5 or 6 hours of shooting, I've noticed my backfocus going out and I can't figure out why!! I've searched the web and found various ways to set backfocus and even when I thought it was set
Re: HPX500 Backfocus HELP!
by Chris Baldwin 11 years ago
I'd like to go on record that the back focus on my HPX500 is a constant issue as well. I'd don't take the lens off in between shoots and never use the macro. The screw is tight. I hadn't read or heard
P2 Card Knockoffs coming soon??
by Bill Thomas 11 years ago
With as simple as the P2 cards look inside, I would think some other manufacturers could make them for much cheaper (unless Panasonic has some sort of airtight patent on them). I mean, 4 RAIDed SD car
Re: P2 Card Knockoffs coming soon??
by Bill Thomas 11 years ago
Jeremy Garchow "Try to do it yourself and match it's reliability " Not like I'm gonna do it on my garage workbench!! I mean someone like PNY, or Sandisk, etc. (Of course, THEY'RE probably the ones se
How to output 16x9 but NOT HiDef?
by Bill Thomas 12 years ago
I have a client who asked if we can output an HD program to widescreen, non-HD format (much like a rented DVD movie). I notice that Aja control panel has option for 525 and 720 output, but I connect t
Re: How to output 16x9 but NOT HiDef?
by Michael Sacci 12 years ago
Both 4:3 and 16:9 has 720x480 pixel (525), they are just a different shape (.9 vs 1.2). In the control panel set Formats Down to anamorphic. You also need to set the DVD recorder to widescreen and you
FCP freezes with new RAID drives
by Bill Thomas 13 years ago
I'm using the AJA IO LD and had been using external Firewire 800 drives for Uncompressed 8 bit from Betacam. The firewire drives (Lacie 500GB) have a hard time keeping up (37MB s) so I installed 3 int
Re: FCP freezes with new RAID drives
by Bill Thomas 13 years ago
Interesting, I just sent back a new 7200.10 Seagate drive because it was acting up (1 of a 3 drive array). Let's hope the replacement is OK!! Thanks for the info on the upddated Seagates. .
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