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Blake Porter

Cool White guy
Member Since:
March 20th 2007
196 Posts
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Wisconsin
codecs x160
by Welland Man 4 years ago
could someone explain the codecs on the x160 180 as only used to mp4 at 35mps (newbie to xdcams)
Re: codecs x160
by Blake Porter 4 years ago
Adobe stuff... Premiere Pro CC 2015 etc. and even my old FCP7 XDACM import seems to work with them too. I've just started using the X180. I guess it's the same as the X160 but with WiFi Don't know wha
Which Camcorder: NX3/1 or the PXW-X160?
by Blake Porter 4 years ago
What do you think The X160, or the NX3 1 I need great low light performance, good zoom, beautiful image! ...Outdoor wildlife footage. Footaged edited for HD Webisodes.
PP Program Window - Interactive Like in FC7?
by Blake Porter 4 years ago
I'm new to PP, coming from FC7 (sigh). First troubling issue for me: Is the Program window interactive like in FC7 FC7 - We could drag and re-size footage by grabbing corners... In PP I found where I
Re: PP Program Window - Interactive Like in FC7?
by Blake Porter 4 years ago
Thanks!
It’s About Time
by Blake Porter 5 years ago
Dear Cows, Am I possibly one of the last Final Cut Pro users I am looking to make the switch to Premiere Pro CC (After Effect and Photoshop are important too) To make the switch, does my current Mac P
Re: It’s About Time
by Herb Sevush 5 years ago
I am currently using the same 2010 dual quad 2.4 I used for FCP very happily with Ppro 2014. I would suggest upping the ram to at least 32 GB and changing GFX cards. I'm currently using a GTX 680 with
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Blake Porter liked this 4 years ago
Upgrading CPU on my Mac Pro tower 2010
by Blake Porter 5 years ago
Can anyone recommend a company that can upgrade my CPU's As in, I ship my Processor Tray to a vender... I know OWC can, but they can take 48hrs. I can't afford a 48 shutdown! Current Mac Pro system: M
Re: Upgrading CPU on my Mac Pro tower 2010
by Blake Porter 5 years ago
Regarding a new Mac Pro, is there any feel as to a sweet spot I see a refurbished: 3.0GHz 8-Core, 32GB, 1TB Flash, Dual FirePro D700 6GB - $6,199.00 I use PP, After Effects, Photoshop, encoding, uploa
NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) 2015
by Ralph Hajik 5 years ago
Hello and Happy New Year 2015. This is a reminder for those of you who plan early to attend NAB 2015 sunny Las Vagas, Nevada in April. Here's an exhibit only pass code: SA04 for you to use to enter an
Re: NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) 2015
by Blake Porter 5 years ago
Ralph, any news of new HP displays for 2015 Wondering if the DreamColor z27x is getting updated
I need a Camcorder in the 2K Range. Ideas?
by Blake Porter 5 years ago
I'm in need of a smallish camcorder in $2,000 range. I'm retiring a Sony AX2000. For outdoor adventure footage. It will need a decent zoom, and it's gotta be good in low light. XLR's might be nice. Th
Re: I need a Camcorder in the 2K Range. Ideas?
by Blake Porter 5 years ago
That was an epic elk adventure. That camera guy DID almost get smashed by that bull! XA20 quality looks pretty good. Smooth tones.. a soft but crisp look... Not harsh. Thanks for the feedback! Blake
In need of a smallish camcorder in $2,000 range. Ideas?
by Blake Porter 5 years ago
I'm in need of a smallish camcorder in $2,000 range. I'm retiring a Sony AX2000. There seems to be so many camcorders these days. Can't be DSLR. For outdoor adventure footage. It will need a decent zo
Crash - Project Not Saved!?? UGH!
by Blake Porter 5 years ago
FCP 7.0.3 Help. FCP crashed. When the SAVED project is reopened, it's NOT saved! Wow. This is very bad! Anyway to find current project
Re: Crash - Project Not Saved!?? UGH!
by Blake Porter 5 years ago
but I Apple S constantly... Is Auto Save different
So.. What a good place to start as far as bitrate?
by Blake Porter 5 years ago
Where's a good starting point for Bitrate selection I'm using Adobe Media Encoder CS5 This is for On Demand type web video in 720. Thanks!!!
Re: So.. What a good place to start as far as bitrate?
by Blake Porter 5 years ago
Wow. I'm kinda blown away by some of my latest test results!
What is the BEST encoding Software/Hardware?
by Blake Porter 5 years ago
It's 2014. What's the best software hardware for creating exceptional video quality (mp4's) and friendly playability for internet Is there a "best"
Re: What is the BEST encoding Software/Hardware?
by Craig Seeman 5 years ago
Matt Wiggins " The only thing I wonder about is that the last non beta release of MPEG Streamclip was released back in 2008 - hopefully support of Streamclip hasn't been completely abandoned and will
Bad buffering! Bad!
by Blake Porter 5 years ago
We just switched from creating flv's to Mp4 for our website. Big trouble!! Viewer's are having all sorts of buffering issues. Maybe someone out there can see if I'm doing something wrong. Here's how I
Re: Bad buffering! Bad!
by Blake Porter 5 years ago
You're right the functionality experience needs to be easy. Hopefully flawless. I offer 2 sizes for viewers. Most still watch via computers. Assume they take it full screen, so they get HD 720. The ot
Premiere: Still a good choice?
by Blake Porter 5 years ago
Revisiting an old topic... I'm still using FCP7 (yep, I'm the one), but starting to look around. Way back when, it seemed Premiere was what most FCP editor were headed too Comfortable with Is Premiere
Re: Premiere: Still a good choice?
by Blake Porter 5 years ago
So, do most people seem to be using the Cloud system and are there PC vs Mac considerations I've have years of episodes created with FCP, on a Mac (32, 200GB drives to date), and I'll need to tap back
EX3: Footage Seems Poor
by Blake Porter 8 years ago
We have an ex3 with stock lens and are concerned about image quality. The camera and lens have been used well for over 2 years (run n' gun). White balance always seems a bit off... Visual clarity seem
Re: EX3: Footage Seems Poor
by Blake Porter 8 years ago
Iris wide open I have no idea where the iris was other than guessing... (If I said otherwise that was an error) I just know when you try to stop-down right to the edge of closed, you can get a blurred
A Series of Stills..Trick to adjusting lengths all at once?
by Blake Porter 8 years ago
Seems silly... I've always done this by hand, but there must be a faster way to adjust the lengths of a series of stills... Example: The default length for a still image is 10sec. I have 50 stills, I
Re: A Series of Stills..Trick to adjusting lengths all at once?
by Blake Porter 8 years ago
That's it my friend! thank you very much!
G5 Tiger never crashed this much
by Blake Porter 9 years ago
Not even close. The old Tiger G5 was so, so stable compared to our new macpro. We figure the new macpro crashed 25-35 times as of November (10 weeks ago). Some crashes worse than others. It used to cr
Re: G5 Tiger never crashed this much
by Blake Porter 9 years ago
New batteries have now been added to UPS (We have a APC 1500). I purchased replacement batteries (2) from local Batteries Plus. We are up and running. Now to scratch my head about this ProKit issue...
Automating a time lapse in AE?
by Blake Porter 9 years ago
I often create time lapses' in AE 7.0 using still photos. I'm hoping this can be done smarter than I've been doing it. Typically, I import 200 stills, shorten all lengths to 5 frames and then move the
Re: Automating a time lapse in AE?
by Blake Porter 9 years ago
Thank you! I will try this.
What kind of machine do I need?
by Ray Stark 9 years ago
Please pardon me if this isn't the correct place to post this. I have owned a dual 2.0 Powermac G5 since 2004. I primarily use it for editing rendering on FCP, basic graphics in Photoshop, basic rende
Re: What kind of machine do I need?
by Blake Porter 9 years ago
I'm in the exact same situation with a Dual G5 editing XDCAM in FCP, using an external Firewire. Timeline plays poorly, but works. FCP's slow playback and rendering of XDCAM are my issues Hope someone
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 Alan Lloyd 10 years ago
Since most computers in an enterprise setting are Windows based (and this is highly unlikely to change in the imaginable future) they can play both. If they want WMV, give your customer what they want
Recording an interview from a phone?
by Blake Porter 10 years ago
I just got hit with this one: Can I capture an audio interview off the phone My first thoughts are: Use a shotgun mic, aimed right at phone speaker and use FCP to record I also have Senn. G2 lavs You
Re: Recording an interview from a phone?
by Blake Porter 10 years ago
Well it's done. If anyone is interested in hearing the results, it will start playing at the link I placed a hand held phone (speaker on) inside a large box and filled box with acoustic foam. Recorded
What are the options for shipping XDCAM footage...
by Blake Porter 10 years ago
A client needs to send me XDCAm footage weekly, about 1-2 hours worth. Currently, he sends me the footage on an external firewire, which I use, then I send back.. and forth... We'd like to work smarte
Re: What are the options for shipping XDCAM footage...
by Blake Porter 10 years ago
Would burning to BluRay be super slow I'm only familiar with data transfer between Hard drives...
How to capture voice over - Client needs equipment
by Blake Porter 10 years ago
HI, I have a client that needs the ability to lay down digital voice-over tracks, then ftp them to me. He does own a couple of sennheizer wireless mics (XLR Output). Can anyone recommend basic, clean
Audio Mixer
by Al Vazquez 10 years ago
I'm working on my Final Cur Pro Edit Suite and all I need now is and audio Mixer that I can use with my Mac Pro and Final Cut Pro. I will record voice overs for travel documentaries and put background
LED Light Panels: 82CRI vs 90CRI
by Blake Porter 11 years ago
Regarding: LED Light Panels: CRI 82 vs CRI 90 Flo Lights: 500 LED Panel - at CRI 90 vs Cool Light: 600 LED Panel- at CRI82 Does anyone have experience with 82 vs 90 Would appreciate the feedback. Than
Re: LED Light Panels: 82CRI vs 90CRI
by Dennis Size 10 years ago
EXCELLENT posts Richard!!!! Thanks for your clarifications! DS
Need Isolation Headphones. Recommendations Please.
by Blake Porter 11 years ago
Hi, I need headphones for on-location video work. Isolation does not need to be extreme, but very good. Do not want a big beast head set, but something smaller for run 'n gun type filming. *To monitor
Re: Need Isolation Headphones. Recommendations Please.
by Blake Porter 11 years ago
"Comes out different every time." Wow was that nice. Such a full-bodied, rich sounding guitar. I should add that I need headphones that are small, light weight, durable, isolation type headphones. The
Hunting TV cameraman
by Blake Porter 11 years ago
Wanted: A cameraman for elk, whitetail, mule deer, etc hunts. You should be: *Competent with a camera, tripod & wireless mics *Understand creating a story for editing *A hunter *Have your own HDV equi
Re: Hunting TV cameraman
by Blake Porter 11 years ago
Mark, Email me your info. Blakeporter@mac.com
Is my Mac Book screen dying?
by Blake Porter 11 years ago
Has anyone see this problem before Black & White bars do not go away. PowerBook 17" Processor:1.67 GHz G4
Re: Is my PowerBook screen dying?
by Zane Barker 11 years ago
Could be the screen, could be the video card or it could be the cable running between the two. If your picture is a screen capture via software or a image that is taken external from the computer and
FCP, Title 3D, No Shadow Control? Help!
by Blake Porter 11 years ago
Trying out Title 3D. I seem to have no Shadow controls. Anyone know why FCP v604 Title 3D v216060120
Fixed!!
by Blake Porter 11 years ago

I need overlay texture to effect only certain layers
by Blake Porter 11 years ago
I'm applying an image as an overlay to add textures to a scene, but it effects all layers. Is there a simple way (without changing layer order) for this not to effect certain layers Thanks!!
Re: I need overlay texture to effect only certain layers
by Immanuel Morales 11 years ago
being skilled with track mattes would help you out a lot; try this: - identify all layers that need the texture - duplicate them all - put them in a separate precomp and be sure they are in order - pl
AE CS3 Upgrade... Good for Tiger?
by Blake Porter 11 years ago
Hi, I'm looking at upgrading AE 7.0 to AE CS3. I'm running a mac G5 on Tiger... Any advice on CS3 issues Thanks
Re: AE CS3 Upgrade... Good for Tiger?
by Kevin Camp 11 years ago
i can't say i have any seen real issues with cs3 on a g5 running osx 10.4. it's not the primary machine i use here but it seems to run fine on the one g5 we have. i actually had cs3 running on a g4 wi
CS3 benefits over AE7 Pro? (apart from the obvious)
by Jimmy Brunger 11 years ago
Hi all, We're currently looking at upgrading all our mac pro's to CS3 from AE7 Pro. We have 1 Leopard machine and 3 Tiger's. 1. Just wondering, apart from the features covered on Adobe's website, if t
Re: CS3 benefits over AE7 Pro? (apart from the obvious)
by Blake Porter 11 years ago
I too am running Tiger and looking to upgrade. Have you done so Any issues Thnaks Blake
Wind Furrys
by Blake Porter 11 years ago
Hi, this is regarding building my own mic wind screen, for very windy location shooting. Would anyone know of a source of furry fabric, like the Rycote wind furry stuff or possibly what to look for at
AE Creative Challenge
by Blake Porter 12 years ago
Let's star with this: If we use your work, You will be paid. If we do not, you will not. We are looking for motion graphics, to be use within a TV series opener. The subject is Recreational Real Estat
Re: AE Creative Challenge
by Blake Porter 12 years ago
Yes Brennan it's still open. blakeporter@mac.com
Play a whole Comp in reverse?
by Blake Porter 12 years ago
Adjustment layer with Time Reverse didn't do it. I would like to play my whole comp in reverse... Must be an easy way Thank you!
Re: Play a whole Comp in reverse?
by Chris Price 6 years ago
Maybe you could use the time stretch -100 I was searching for the same thing, did you find anything Chris
Key Short-Cut for RAM Preview?
by Blake Porter 12 years ago
Is there one How about a keyboard short-cut for "RAM wireframe preview" as well I'm on a mac, AE 7.0 Thank you
Re: Key Short-Cut for RAM Preview?
by Kevin Camp 12 years ago
look in help keyboard shortcuts... or view this online document for a whole bunch of keyboard shortcuts for previews.Kevin Camp Designer - KCPQ, KMYQ & KRCW
Mask & video play a frame off!
by Blake Porter 12 years ago
I've created a mask, tight around an actor. It's frame-by-frame accurate on the time-line, and accurate from RAM preview. BUT when rendered, the actor and mask are a frame off from each other. You can
Re: Mask & video play a frame off!
by Blake Porter 12 years ago
Why yes Dave it would be... QUICK! GIVE THIS MAN A CIGAR! That did it! Thanks Dave!
is Motion the new AE?
by Blake Porter 12 years ago
I just saw the Motion Quicktime Tour, wow. I'm not excited about learning more software... I've a decent handle on AE, but, would I benifit from learning Motion Does it intergrate with Final Cut faste
Re: is Motion the new AE?
by david bogie 12 years ago
Motion is NOT AE. The integration between the FCS apps is a bit clumsy compared to the Adobe Suite so don't expect the same type of gratification. Apple's hype on the FCS2 package is way overblown. Wa
test
by Blake Porter 12 years ago

Seamless Pattern
by Blake Porter 12 years ago
CS2 I need to create a seamless pattern based on 25 1 4" square size (large, with lots of layers). This is a complex floral pattern. Question: Using Offset.. How can I view my pattern, in repeat, as I
Re: Seamless Pattern
by Vincent Rosati 12 years ago
Not sure if this'll help in your situation, but a trick for creating a seamless tile is to drag you image layer onto the Create New Layer Button 4 times, center each of these new layers on each of the
Need Critiques
by Justin Costanzo 12 years ago
I have been trying to get work, entry-level, log & capturing, whatever for a few months now, but was often asked for a reel, and I did not have one. I have recently completed one and would like any fe
Re: Need Critiques
by Blake Porter 12 years ago
My first impression was: It too long. I wasn't sure I wanted to watch the whole thing. The opening Color Bars graphics can be done more quickly. The Words on screen, as voice spoke was nice, but again
demoreel
by john terry 12 years ago
I'd be interested in getting some feedback on my Demo Reel. any comments are welcome! thanks. http: www.graphixmotion.com DEMOREEL2006v1_H264.mov
Re: demoreel
by Blake Porter 12 years ago
Exceptional work... No audio None played. Blake
Cinematographer Reel
by predator 12 years ago
This is a reel i cut for a buddy of mine who's a great cinematographer. Feedback appreciated. http: predator-avg.com Pancho's%20Reel%20Montage-sorenson%202.mov Jason
Re: Cinematographer Reel
by Blake Porter 12 years ago
**Excellent. Top shelf work. Addictive. Very watch-able. **Narrow in focus. Maybe a touch-less hip-hop, a tad more commercial work. Nice job, Blake
"The Deputy" short film
by Jeremy Doyle 12 years ago
I made this short film last weekend as part of the Fargo 48 hour film festival. I'd love to hear thoughts and opinions. My skin is thick so don't hold back. http: www.youtube.com watch v=44xO_OGmS1Q I
Re: "The Deputy" short film
by Blake Porter 12 years ago
Congrats on your work! Good framing, appealing story, nice lighting. Voice & dialog over too quite at times (fought with the music). The guy hanging need to tilt head to side a touch (broken neck). ..
Freelance animation project
by CreativeNoggin 12 years ago
I need a simple animation of a vine with a flower blooming for a flash-based website home page. It's a one-time project. Please respond if you have the capability to do this and I can fill you in with
Re: Freelance animation project
by Blake Porter 12 years ago
I can, check out my motion graphics "White OaK" at www.fieldproducer.com blakeporter@mac.com
My Spring 2007 Demo Reel
by JordanInglee 12 years ago
hye check this out and tell me what you think guys. thanks -jordan http: www.youtube.com watch v=-k7FbijAS6U Jordan Inglee www.inspirecreate.net
Re: My Spring 2007 Demo Reel
by Blake Porter 12 years ago
I liked your Mographics--there was some good stuff there. The rest was way too long for me. 2 3rd through the demo showed your "camera work" (or something), I assumed, I was watching all your camera s
1st DEMO!!
by Scott Hatkow 12 years ago
I have dared to post my first DEMO here on the COW!!........ Be gentle..... Thanks in advance for the input! Scott http: reel-exchange.com search.html form.submitted%3Aint=1&text=scott+hatkowRebel Wit
Re: 1st DEMO!!
by Blake Porter 12 years ago
It was OK. I think you have talent. Bolgers..It was OK. Was cut well together. The only thing that didn't look right was the guy throwing his hands up at the very end. It looked unnatural... not quite
First Version of Editing Reel
by Caleb Thomas 12 years ago
Hi, I created a reel a couple months ago and am going to do some work to improve it soon. Looking for some feedback before I start. Things I'm thinking of: The first clip after the intro needs color c
Re: First Version of Editing Reel
by Blake Porter 12 years ago
Tried again, I got: "Could not locate file...". Could be Safari (my browser). Tried Fire Fox and got a "Q" quicktime symbol, but nothing played. Blake FieldProducer.com
new reel online
by peterock 12 years ago
hi there i reedited my reel. What do you think http: www.petershowreel.de.vu Greetz P.
Re: new reel online
by Blake Porter 12 years ago
Very, Very nice! Great motion control. Technically sound. Creative. Enjoyable to watch Blake
sprink 07 reel
by Ben the Camera Guy 12 years ago
hey everyone, i just finished my reel for this spring...curious on some feedback, but do you think this kind of work would be acceptable for a freelance entry level gig somewhere http: www.videothatro
Re: sprink 07 reel
by Blake Porter 12 years ago
I would certainly think so. You have a very artsy feel to your work. Super creative. Unbound. Nice. Blake
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