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
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
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.
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
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
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
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,
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
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