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Brad Wright

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October 29th 2011
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Lighting Green with Green
by Joe Barta IV 6 years ago
I've been using a portable green screen muslin cloth in the field for interviews, lighting it with two Arri 300s with fairly good results. In the studio I use KinoFlo lights with green lamps to light
Re: Lighting Green with Green
by Brad Wright 6 years ago
The Vector Scope results look good, but I wouldn't recommend running the green with that much intensity. You could wind up with making the hair look un-natural. However, if you are happy with the fina
AVCHD footage appears De-Interlaced when exported Interlaced or Progressive
by William Duke 8 years ago
I wish to edit footage shot with my Sony Handycam HDR-CX350 in Final Cut Pro 7. It is AVCHD, recorded in .mts format. I am aware of the compatibility problems and yet, after days spent trying to de-bu
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Re: AVCHD footage appears De-Interlaced when exported Interlaced or Progressive
by Brad Wright 8 years ago
If you are checking the footage in the Quicktime Player be aware that the Quicktime X player automatically de-interlaces all of the footage. Use either the Quicktime 7 player or bring the exported foo
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adding still images to my video
by sid chavez 8 years ago
Thank you in advance for any help. I have imported jpg and tiff images to a final cut project: settings are as follows: I heard tiff images may come out better than jpg. I thought I would try both. I
Re: adding still images to my video
by Brad Wright 8 years ago
Resize all your images to the 1280x720. This would be the square pixel size equivalent to the format you are using. Using smaller images sizes, solves two problems. There will be no weird resizing art
Converting MP4 to MOV - lost sound track?
by Jo Fishburn 8 years ago
I am a new Final Cut Xpress User and very new to editing. I shot material on an EX1 and converted the MP4's to .mov. Finally have them imported into FC Xpress and looks like I now only have one audio
Re: Converting MP4 to MOV - lost sound track?
by Brad Wright 8 years ago
Yes, you are correct. In that case, I believe the best way to handle the EX1 files should be converted directly to ProRes instead of MP4. I would recommend using Compressor 4 to do this. Brad Wright i
DVD to Final Cut workflow
by Nathan McKay 8 years ago
Hello everyone, I'm doing a big project soon that requires ripping video from DVD and putting it into Final Cut to work with. If anyone could send me a link or tutorial or simply offer advice for the
Re: DVD to Final Cut workflow
by Brad Wright 8 years ago
I recommend DVDxDV over everything else, because I wrote it. Brad Wright is software engineer, so it may be difficult to understand what he is saying. He is always happy to explain his greater detail.
Best workflow for large QT files to 2 layer dvd?
by Scott Day 8 years ago
Best settings from FCP to DVD SD dual layer. Have tried to compress many ways and on a tv it looks...bad. The video is only 01:47:03 it is 1280x720p and is 47.44 gigs. In DVD pro, I am told that the b
Re: Best workflow for large QT files to 2 layer dvd?
by Brad Wright 8 years ago
I would avoid using 60p as a format for eventual transfer to DVD. It's going to be converted to 29.97 during the encoding process. Unless you are doing some trick slow motion, you want to stick with t
masking microphone cable
by julienne rathore 8 years ago
Hi, I have a microphone cable visible in a shot and I would like to get rid of it! Ideally I would re-take, but the kids are street children in India and I'm presently in Norway. Is there a way of doi
Re: masking microphone cable
by Brad Wright 8 years ago
Motion is pretty easy to do masking with. Take a look at the bottom of this article I wrote which show you how to do masking in motion. Brad Wright is software engineer, so it may be difficult to unde
Exporting from FCP
by Patrick Murphy 8 years ago
Hi there, I am looking for some advice, i really hope someone might be able to help. I work as a cameraman editor and have recently started doing News packages that i shoot and edit and are then uploa
Re: Exporting from FCP
by Brad Wright 8 years ago
I'm not sure why it's doing that. I'm able to set the bit rate at 30 megabits. Brad Wright is software engineer, so it may be difficult to understand what he is saying. He is always happy to explain h
Color Correction Querry
by Darin Griffith 8 years ago
We have a new podcast set that we shot some footage on yesterday and I have a dilema to deal with. On the set we have the host and guest seated on opposite sides of a small table. Behind them is a 37"
Re: Color Correction Querry
by Brad Wright 8 years ago
This is a common problem. Television monitors are exterior lighting don't mix well. When you try to record a television monitor in a room with regular lighting, you will find that the television pictu
Jittery footage after conversion
by Anthony Vamvakitis 8 years ago
My final 59.94 quicktime is playing kind of jittery in places. Wondering if anyone could help me figure it out. Footage originated as 23.98 h.264 1920x1080 I converted to 23.98 ProRes., 1920x1080 Edit
Re: Jittery footage after conversion
by Brad Wright 8 years ago
What you have is a bad 3:2 pull-down. What I would do is export the video out of Final Cut at 59.97 (1080i60) to ProRes. Import that footage into Final Cut and test by playing the footage back on a te
DVD Architect audio issue with mp4
by Vincent Levalois 8 years ago
I created an mp4 1280x768 from Vegas Pro 11 and it looks and sounds great when played in Windows Media Player as it should. When I add it as media into DVD Architect 5.0 the video's there but the audi
Re: DVD Architect audio issue with mp4
by Brad Wright 8 years ago
I would not recommend using MP4 as an intermediate format. Using H.264 is already highly compressed and it will take a lot longer to encode your DVD. Use an Intra-frame codec for encoding to DVD. Brad
23.98 to PAL DVD and BLURAY
by Federico Palumbo 8 years ago
Hi, i have a docu in 23.98fps, i need to make PAL DVD and BLURAY. For the PAL DVD, to have max compatibility, shoul I convert the frame rate to 25 Should I Interlac What is the best method, and how to
Re: 23.98 to PAL DVD and BLURAY
by Brad Wright 8 years ago
Two masters for DVD. Each with the following frame rates and resolutions. Submit those for encoding. NTSC: 23.976 720x480 Anamorphic PAL 24 fps 720x576 Anamorphic Read the article, it will help explai
Quality Loss
by Jacob Stevens 8 years ago
Okay, newbie here. Great with Logic Pro, Crap with FCP X... Ive been shooting HD video at 1920x1080i @25fps (PAL here). I want to export to DVD so I import the .mts file into FCP and all looks great.
Re: Quality Loss
by Brad Wright 8 years ago
Follow the workflow in this article I wrote about transferring HD video to DVD. Brad Wright is software engineer, so it may be difficult to understand what he is saying. He is always happy to explain
Need to extract compressed file from a Blu-Ray to re-author it
by Charles Tranquille 8 years ago
Hi there! Here's my problem: I have a client asking me to re-author a blu-ray disc, but he doesn't have any sources. All he's got is the checkdisc of the previous authoring (AACS encrypted) and the ne
Re: Need to extract compressed file from a Blu-Ray to re-author it
by Brad Wright 8 years ago
Scenarist might be your best option for DTS-HD. I wrote called BlueX. BlueX wraps the H.264 video from a Blu-ray DVD into a Quicktime movie without recompressing. BlueX only supports AC3 blu-rays at t
Uncompressed QT - DVDSP vs iDVD
by Tom Mumford 8 years ago
Hi all, I dropped the same uncompressed QT movie, exported from FCP into both DVD Studio Pro and iDVD (first play one-step) and burned them. I'm assuming both programs convert to the file to MPEG2 the
Re: Uncompressed QT - DVDSP vs iDVD
by Brad Wright 8 years ago
I would recommend using Compressor instead of DVD SP because you have more control over the encoding. Here's the workflow in an article I wrote on transferring HD video to DVD. Brad Wright is software
Apple Compressor - MPEG2-Program Stream
by Matthew Ziegele 8 years ago
Hi all Im not sure if anyone else is having this issue i am seeing with compressor 3.5.3 We have ProResHQq clips made from Final Cut 7.0.3 that are NTSC 29.97 and contain timecode. When using the defa
Re: Apple Compressor - MPEG2-Program Stream
by Brad Wright 8 years ago
I think Program Stream timecode isn't defined all that well defined as a standard. I would recommend doing a window burn out of Final Cut Pro, if you can live with that. Brad Wright is software engine
1050x576 DV PAL widescreen. Why not 1024x576?
by Thomas Hannen 8 years ago
Hi all, Any idea why After Effects defaults to 1050x576 as a comp size for for "DV PAL widescreen square pixel", when most editors (Premiere, FCP etc) default to 1024x576 Thanks!
Re: 1050x576 DV PAL widescreen. Why not 1024x576?
by Brad Wright 8 years ago
Wow! That's a great explanation. Brad Wright is software engineer, so it may be difficult to understand what he is saying. He is always happy to explain his greater detail.
dvd settings
by Gary Barker 8 years ago
I have been searching the internet and this forum but cannot find anything that works so I am hoping someone may be able to help... I have a 20 minute video clip, full hd, exported in apple proes 422.
Re: dvd settings
by Brad Wright 8 years ago
Wow, I blew the html link code. Anyways, here's the article link: http: www.lafcpug.org Tutorials basic_hdvideo_to_dvd.html Brad Wright is software engineer, so it may be difficult to understand what
Compressor loop - have to cancel to complete the job
by Olly Lawer 8 years ago
Hi, I am outputting from FCP to compressor for DVD. The progress bar shows the number of frames increasing and then once complete, will revert to zero and start again unless cancelled. When cancelled,
Re: Compressor loop - have to cancel to complete the job
by Brad Wright 8 years ago
I would never recommend using any of the send to commands in Final Cut Pro. These commands are very problematic. I wrote and article on transferring HD video to DVD. This may help. http: www.lafcpug.o
Retaining Compression and Edit Markers in Compressor
by Melissa Goldman 8 years ago
Hi there. I have a long HD project to make into a DVD stream. I want to downsize it to SD in a quicktime movie before I create the stream, as that downsizing process takes a long time and I need to cr
Re: Retaining Compression and Edit Markers in Compressor
by Brad Wright 8 years ago
I really can't tell what you are seeing, so I'm guessing. What you could be seeing is interlaced video lines which are jagged edges around anything that is moving in the video. These interlaced lines
Cant Import .MOV into DVD Studio Pro
by John Peruso 8 years ago
This is the strangest thing. I export my videos to quicktime out of FCP and this has always worked just fine. Now when I go to import them as assets into DVD SP it tells me incompatible format. I have
Re: Cant Import .MOV into DVD Studio Pro
by Brad Wright 8 years ago
Are you exporting with the same video codec Here's my recommended workflow for transferring HD video to DVD. http: www.lafcpug.org Tutorials basic_hdvideo_to_dvd.html Brad Wright is software engineer,
Mpeg streamclip Batch changing resolution of file
by Ergin Kuke 8 years ago
Converting some ProRes movs to H264 for a projection job. Havent used mpeg stremclip before and it looks great and fast,...only problem, its changing my resolutions by one pixel. Input file is, say: 7
Re: Mpeg streamclip Batch changing resolution of file
by Brad Wright 8 years ago
I would advise dumping MPEGStreamclip and getting Compressor to do the encoding. I've been really happy with the H.264 encoding of Compressor 4. It's able to use all 8 cores of my MacPro. Very efficie
Assembling a DVD from multiple everythings
by William Carr 8 years ago
I have the task of gathering about 20 short videos to assemble onto a single new DVD for a one-night only small festival showing. I work with the FCP 7 suite. I tried searching but have not found this
Re: Assembling a DVD from multiple everythings
by Brad Wright 8 years ago
You really don't want to try to edit MPEG files. You certainly never want to try to extract with Handbrake video that you want to import into Final Cut Pro. The reason is that Handbrake only supports
Compressor 3 vs. 4
by Gabriel Laguer 8 years ago
Hi my name is Gabriel, I have a quick question. Through out the last year on various machines (that get moved around quite often) there tends to be the growing theme that compressor 3 seems to be fast
Re: Compressor 3 vs. 4
by Brad Wright 8 years ago
For the best performance don't have two open at the same time. Keep compressor running by itself. I've not seen much of a speed improvement with Compressor 4. Brad Wright is software engineer, so ofte
ProRes 422 artifact
by Tim Wells 8 years ago
Hi I have footage that has come of an Arri Alexa, in Apple ProRes 422, (which is what Arri recommend). I have imported this footage into AE and begun trying to key out the greenscreen, using Keylight
Re: ProRes 422 artifact
by Brad Wright 8 years ago
If he client has the ARRI raw files, you be able to use that. Brad Wright is software engineer, so often hard to figure out what he is talking about. He is always happy to explain answers further.
How much footage to DVD?
by joe seamans 8 years ago
I have two hours of DV25 video. Can I put all this material onto a standard definition DVD I assume yes, but will the compression needed to get this material to fit onto the DVD compromise the video q
Re: How much footage to DVD?
by Brad Wright 8 years ago
I wouldn't recommend putting 2 hours of video on a DVD. Break it up to two DVDs and you'll be much happier with the encode. Brad Wright is software engineer, so often hard to figure out what he is tal
Do i render with an awfull youtube quality because i render in 1280x720x24?
by iƱigo perez 8 years ago
all my clips are in 1280x720x12, I render in 59,94 fps but all that i render is in 1280x720x24 and i don t know why.....help me _ hi i m sodeep
Re: Do i render with an awfull youtube quality because i render in 1280x720x24?
by Brad Wright 8 years ago
For youtube stick with a low frame rate. If you are taking about 60p, that's not going to be efficient for any kind of streaming service. 24p allows the codec to be more efficient.
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