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Brent Streeper

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July 1st 2004
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Do You MultiCam or Synchronize
by Brent Streeper 6 years ago
Hi, I'm in the process of setting up a Library for a feature length film. It's a dual system shoot and I was wondering, what are your best practices for syncing audio to video. In the past I've used t
Re: Do You MultiCam or Synchronize
by Bill Davis 6 years ago
Bret, Try this: Step one: import video and audio into the Project. Step two: Synchronize the clips. (check them as you go so you're sure the sync is correct, if not, read up on sync by marker or the o
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iPhone/iPod Frame Sizes
by Brent Streeper 10 years ago
Hello, Can the iPhone iPod Touch handle video sizes other than 640x360 and 320x180 Since the screen size is 480x360, wouldn't it make sense to have a 480x270 option as well Am I missing something Than
Re: iPhone/iPod Frame Sizes
by Chris Blair 10 years ago
Brent, You had mentioned on the phone that your web people couldn't get the x264 file to play in their flash player. I believe they need to actually put the x264 file on a web server and have the web
H.264 vs x264
by Brent Streeper 10 years ago
Hi, I've heard that x264 is superior to h264, and I was wondering if anyone here could back up that claim. The Apple trailers are what got me wondering about this. To me, trailers on the Apple site re
Re: H.264 vs x264
by Brent Streeper 10 years ago
Thanks Craig!
QT displaying at 655x480
by Brent Streeper 10 years ago
Good Morning! I did a quick search and saw that someone asked this same question a few months ago, but never really got a satisfying resolution. My basic info. OS 10.5.8 FCP 7.0.1 QuickTime Pro 7.6.4
Re: QT displaying at 655x480
by Dieter Ismagil 6 years ago
Stumbled upon this and had to figure out how to properly export from Final Cut Pro (without any re-rendering) while displaying as 720x480 in QT. Right click on your sequence, choose "settings". Make s
Adding a Behavior to a Bezier Mask's Control Points
by Brent Streeper 11 years ago
Hi, I've created a random amorphous blob using the Bezier Mask Tool and I was wondering if it would be possible to add the Random Motion behavior to the control points to have the blob continually cha
"Too large to render" error message
by Brent Streeper 11 years ago
Hi! I'm getting an error message that has me confused. I've got a 720p DVCPro clip in my project. Occasionally I'll get the error message that refers to this clip, saying, "This media is too large to
Re: "Too large to render" error message
by Brent Streeper 11 years ago
Thanks Stephen, I'll definitely be reinstalling if it give me any grief today! Brent
Color Smooth 4:2:2 problems
by Karl Richter 11 years ago
I'm using a 2x2.8 Quad-Core Intel Xeon MacPro with 8GB of RAM. OSX 10.5.7 FCP Studio 6.0.5 Keylight plug-in installed, purchased from 'The Foundry'. I have DVCPROHD 720p footage that i've been working
Re: Color Smooth 4:2:2 problems
by Brent Streeper 11 years ago
I just ran across this same problem. It seems to be a bug with just the Color Smoothing filter and not the keyer. Go into the Video Processing tab of the Sequence Settings window and switch "Render al
Deinterlacing: Compressor vs FieldsKit
by Brent Streeper 11 years ago
Hi, I was just wondering how Re:Vision's FieldsKit stacks up against Compressor's Frame Controls tab for deinterlacing. Anyone done any head to head tests Is Compressor the best deinterlacing option i
Re: Deinterlacing: Compressor vs FieldsKit
by Daniel Low 11 years ago
Tim McLaughlin "Stay away from Compressor for deinterlacing. It's not a very good job and takes FOREVER" Tim McLaughlin "Take your 29.97 interlaced footage, dump it into JES, and blend the fields. Go
Up res without kona
by Amir Abed 11 years ago
It seems like everyday I read something about using kona 3 to up rez SD to HD but I thought if you drop an SD clip into an HD timeline FCP automatically up rezes it. If this is true why use the kona 3
Re: Up res without kona
by Brent Streeper 11 years ago
I am actually in the process of doing a comparison between software and hardware upresing. So far I've been most impressed with Shake's upscaling abilities, but the Boris plug-in, UpRez does a really
DE:Noise...How to deal with hand movement?
by Brent Streeper 11 years ago
Hello, For the past few days I've been trying out various noise reduction filters plugins and have really taken a liking to DE:Noise. Most of the footage will be talking heads interviews, but occasion
Re: DE:Noise...How to deal with hand movement?
by Peter Litwinowicz 11 years ago
That's really the best way. Sometimes the source material isn't that easily trackable (for example, where do the parts of the face go when the hand moves in Easy for us humans, hard for the computer).
Importing EDL from Premier
by Brent Streeper 11 years ago
Hi, When I import the EDL from Premier, the timeline looks good, but all the media is offline and all called "Untitled". The Master Clips folder in the Browser only has one clip named "Untitled" inste
Re: Importing EDL from Premier
by John Pale 11 years ago
Is it one giant clip Sounds like they did not give the source clips valid reel names or something. Remember, EDLs can only handle short reel names.
10 Bit Banding?
by Brent Streeper 12 years ago
Hi Everybody! I'm working with some Red Camera footage and seeing quite a bit of banding in the image, specifically in the subtle gradations of light on the walls. I'm using RedRushes to convert the R
Re: 10 Bit Banding?
by Chris Borjis 12 years ago
Graeme, I can see banding and no-banding (8bit 10bit) on my Sony professional monitor. one is analog component, the other is SDI. both can show a broken gradient (8-bit) or an intact one (10-bit) doe
Jittery Playback
by Brent Streeper 12 years ago
Hello, I'm getting jittery playback on movies rendered out of After Effects. It becomes really apparent under cross dissolves or if I add a color correction filter to the clip. The movement of the act
Re: Jittery Playback
by Brent Streeper 12 years ago
Awesome! That did it. I had a feeling that it had something to do with the frame rate. I was just assuming that AE was rounding up 23.976 to 23.98. Another lesson on why it's bad to assume. Thank you
Sorenson Squeeze for YouTube Compression
by Brent Streeper 13 years ago
First of all, I'd like to thank Aharon for his article in the newest CreativeCOW magazine. I found it very enlightening, and I'd like to try to upload a Sorenson Spark Codec .FLV to YouTube to avoid t
Re: Sorenson Squeeze for YouTube Compression
by Brent Streeper 13 years ago
D'oh! Well, thanks anyway. Keep up the good work. Brent
Uncompressed SD and Firewire
by Brent Streeper 13 years ago
Hi, I've been asked to capture some footage from some BetaSP tapes. The client would like to capture it at 10 bit Uncompressed. The footage is just talking heads, no green screen. So I just looked at
Re: Uncompressed SD and Firewire
by Brent Streeper 13 years ago
Thanks Charlie and Dave. Good point on the external drive just being the transport drive. I'll talk to him and find out what his playback plans are. Brent
Transform Collapse and Shadows
by Brent Streeper 13 years ago
Hello So, I've got a precomp within my master comp. I would like to have this precomp cast a shadow on the background. To do this, I've got to turn off the collapse transform button. Unfortunately, I'
Re: Transform Collapse and Shadows
by Mylenium 13 years ago
Move all your lights to the main comp. Nop other way. Lights in pre-comps will be ignored with collapse transformations. Mylenium Pour Myl
Getting 4:3 DV footage to 16:9
by Brent Streeper 13 years ago
Hi, We have a client that would like to take an existing 4:3 DV spot, and run it in a theater before a movie. The theater has requested that the spot be in the 16:9 aspect ratio. Is it just a simple m
Re: Getting 4:3 DV footage to 16:9
by Brent Streeper 13 years ago
Awesome. That's a great little tip. Thanks very much. Brent
Flattening CC Cylender?
by Brent Streeper 14 years ago
Hi, How would one go about flattening a cc cylender-ized image In other words, I've got a logo that I've applied the CC Cylender filter to. The logo spins around a globe and comes to a stop in front o
Re: Flattening CC Cylender?
by Ryan Hill 14 years ago
Applying Grow Bounds before the cylinder will make it sort of unfurl, though it will never be completely flat. I haven't done the math, but to make it look like it's unfurling at a constant speed, I t
Backgrounds in 3-D space
by Brent Streeper 14 years ago
Hi, I was just wondering how you guys deal with backgrounds and 3D space. I've got a background with some text floating over it. I've also added a camera and have it sort of wrapping around the floati
Re: Backgrounds in 3-D space
by Brent Streeper 14 years ago
That's a great tip! I need to go through the entire tutorial. I've avoided expressions long enough. Would I be able to apply that to a premade background Thanks, Brent
Backgrounds in 3-D space
by Brent Streeper 14 years ago
Hi, I was just wondering how you guys deal with backgrounds and 3D space. I've got a background with some text floating over it. I've also added a camera and have it sort of wrapping around the floati
Re: Backgrounds in 3-D space
by Brent Streeper 14 years ago
That's a great tip! I need to go through the entire tutorial. I've avoided expressions long enough. Would I be able to apply that to a premade background Thanks, Brent
Quality Loss Expected?
by Brent Streeper 14 years ago
Hi, I'm experiencing a loss in quality when exporting clips from AE and bringing them into FCP. Is this normal I did some searching on the COW and found this thread where it sounds like this quality l
Re: Quality Loss Expected?
by Brent Streeper 14 years ago
So, I'm trying to work out this tracking issue. What I'm trying to do is replace a sign in the shot with a sign created in photoshop. I've got a pretty good track to match the camera movement, but sin
1080psf 23.98 DVCPro HD Edit to Tape Not Working
by Brent Streeper 14 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to output a 1080psf 23.98 DVCPro HD timeline to a beta machine using the Edit to Tape function. The problem is that when I hit the assemble edit button, I get a warning saying "Incompat
Re: 1080psf 23.98 DVCPro HD Edit to Tape Not Working
by Brent Streeper 14 years ago
Thanks guys, It only seems to work when I drag it from the Browser. The Viewer gives me the same error. Thanks again, Brent
Simultaneous HD and SD Monitoring
by Brent Streeper 14 years ago
Hi, Just wondering how to set up the Kona2 for simultaneous HD and SD monitoring. Is there a way to split the component signal out of the back of the K-Box One going to an HDTV and one to an SD monito
Re: Simultaneous HD and SD Monitoring
by walter biscardi 14 years ago
Streep "Just wondering how to set up the Kona2 for simultaneous HD and SD monitoring." Feed the two signals via SDI and Component. Such as set up an HD Monitor with HD-SDI and an SD Monitor with Comp
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