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Brent Altomare

Member Since:
June 13th 2002
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Move node from group to clip(s)?
by Brent Altomare 8 months ago
This is probably a feature request, but I thought I'd ask the COW to see if I might be missing something. Here's the concept: I use groups quite a bit in my grading. Often I will have one correction t
Re: Move node from group to clip(s)?
by Brent Altomare 8 months ago
Thanks Marc - That's exactly what I'm doing right now, and you described my problem perfectly. I want to take a node in a group grade, and collapse *just that node* into all the clips in the group. Yo
Quicktime Chapter Markers to After Effects Layer Markers
by Brent Altomare 5 years ago
Hey All - I have a ProRes QuickTime file with a bunch of chapter markers (approximately 60). Is there a way to get After Effects to read those chapter markers and convert them to layer markers -- bren
Exporting h264 in FLV Wrapper?
by Brent Altomare 6 years ago
Hello All - I have a client that needs their videos exported in an FLV wrapper, but I'm not happy with the quality file size I'm getting from the On2 VP6 CODEC - I'd very much like to use h264. Howeve
Re: Exporting h264 in FLV Wrapper?
by Brent Altomare 6 years ago
Thanks Todd! We need to build some trust with this client before I start suggesting structural changes. They have a way they've done it before - and while we have been brought in to improve their proc
"Professional" Time Expansion?
by Brent Altomare 9 years ago
I have a client has us do editing for syndicated television shows. Every now and then, we receive a show that is too short by a minute or two, and the client has to send the original tape out for Time
Re: "Professional" Time Expansion?
by Brent Altomare 9 years ago
Hey Adam - Absolutely right... My intention is to give it a try - and without the client in the room... a 30-minute show rendered out of AE with any kind of FX applied is not a client-friendly operati
Reinstalling Easy Setups?
by Brent Altomare 9 years ago
So in my zeal to have as slim and streamlined a Final Cut Studio installation as possible, I removed a bunch of Easy Setups. Turns out my axe was a little too heavy and I seem to have removed a bunch
Re: installing Easy Setups?
by Jeremy Garchow 9 years ago
Reinstall fcp (apps only) from the disks. Then run software up date. You might be able to extract them from the install disk somwhere, but I don't know how.
Looking for classy slideshow Motion templates
by Andy Michael 10 years ago
Hi everyone, First post here. I'm looking for a Motion template collection which have drop zones for pictures and videos. Do any of you know of a good collection website who sell individual templates
Re: Looking for classy slideshow Motion templates
by Stephen Smith 10 years ago
Andy, I've never purchased a template before but I think you will find these sites helpful: http: www.motionvfx.com http: motiontemplatesonline.com http: freemotiontemplates.com p=13 http: idustrialre
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Stretching Timeline or Retiming Entire Sequence
by Brent Altomare 11 years ago
Hey Gang - I'm trying to get the hang of Motion and I came across something that I can't figger out. I have a sequence that I want to stretch. I want the timeline to be longer, all the elements to str
Timecode Not Accurate on Edit to Tape with HDCAM Tape
by Brent Altomare 11 years ago
Time for the wisdom of the Interwebs! We have a client that gave us DVCPRO HD tapes at 1080 60i. We digitized the tapes, did some formatting for broadcast, then output via HDSDI to HDCAM, and also dow
Re: Timecode Not Accurate on Edit to Tape with HDCAM Tape
by Brent Altomare 11 years ago
Reid Caulfield "How much of a difference is there And is the difference identical on all HDCAM tapes " Anywhere from a few frames to a few seconds. It does seem to get worse later in the tape (the av
Slightly OT: Blue Ray vs HD; Which is more "green"?
by Brent Altomare 11 years ago
Like many others, we're working on reducing our carbon footprint by reducing our energy usage, reducing waste, implementing a recycling program, etc etc etc... We currently use firewire hard drives fo
Re: Slightly OT: Blue Ray vs HD; Which is more "green"?
by Brent Altomare 11 years ago
Thanks for the input Mike! We're implementing a business-wide green initiative, of which this decision is only one element.-- Brent Altomare Groovy Like a Movie
Compression Artifacts in DVCPRO HD graphics
by Brent Altomare 13 years ago
I'm having a weird problem so I thought I would turn to the COW. We just changed our entire workflow over to DVCPRO HD (we purchased HVX200s... VERY cool cameras!). On one of our projects, we're notic
Re: Compression Artifacts in DVCPRO HD graphics
by Brent Altomare 13 years ago
Blub06 "As in, changing something on top or below and rendering using the previous render." We are sure that we're looking at new renders (turned layers on and off to be sure). The general concensus
Color Correction Savior
by hopperHD 13 years ago
I shot a friends wedding last week and one of the unmanned cameras footage ended up getting a pretty blown out. Way too bright. I've played a bit with the contrast, but to no real avail. Thought of a
Re: Color Correction Savior
by Brent Altomare 13 years ago
Unfortunately in digital footage, once that detail is gone, there's no recovering it. So my suggestion would be to really tweak the footage out and call it "a thing." Add a color tint or do the ol' "o
1080i HDCAM Footage -> DVCPROHD Output
by Brent Altomare 13 years ago
Hey All - I have a 1080i 23.98 project that was shot in HDCAM. I now have to output to a Panasonic 1200a DVCPRO HD deck for broadcast. Final Cut's firewire output (if I choose the DVCPROHD 1080i60) lo
Re: 1080i HDCAM Footage -> DVCPROHD Output
by Brent Altomare 13 years ago
I thought maybe you had it with the HD Frequency setting (I hadn't looked at that), but it is set for 59 23. I was watching the loop-through from the deck on the monitor, and it looked *different* tha
QuickTime MPEG2 Component
by Brent Altomare 13 years ago
Hey Gang - I have a confusing problem here. I have QuickTime Pro installed (using the automatic QuickTime Pro registration that the Final Cuit Studio now employs), and I have paid for, downloaded, and
Re: QuickTime MPEG2 Component
by Brent Altomare 13 years ago
So here's the resolution(s) 1) QuickTime 6 has the MPEG2 output option, QuickTime 7 doesn't. If you UPGRADE from QT6, you retain the option, if you directly install QT7, you don't have it 2) It appear
DVD Studio Pro messing up my tranisitions, making video look jittery?
by Brent Altomare 13 years ago
I am having some repeated trouble with this and would appreciate any suggestions. I make my timeline in FCP, export a QT, put the QT through Compressor (MPEG2-60 minute High Quality Encode-all), drag
Re: DVD Studio Pro messing up my tranisitions, making video look jittery?
by Ron Shook 13 years ago
Bill, Bill Stephan "If your dissolves look noisy, the bit rate for the MPEG encoding is too low, or you need to do VBR encoding. A dissolve is the most difficult piece of video to encode, as every pix
Kona SD and DeckLink 5.4 Drivers
by Brent Altomare 13 years ago
Searchnig the forums, it appears that with a Dual 1.8 G5, Kona SD card, OSX 10.4.4, FCP 5.0.4, QuickTime 7.0.4, and the Decklink 5.4 drivers I should be a happy camper, yes Unfortunately FCP does not
Re: Kona SD and DeckLink 5.4 Drivers
by Brent Altomare 13 years ago
Thanks for looking into thie issue, Kristian. Are previous versions of the driver available on Blackmagic's site And will those previous versions work with Tiger Thanks!-- Brent Altomare Groovy Like a
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