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Brian Covalt

Member Since:
October 30th 2006
31 Posts
Location:
Los Angeles
Final Cut not seeing optimized media, though it's there..
by Brian Covalt 2 weeks ago
I manually copied over media from my laptop to my desktop, and copied the event in FCP X. Once everything was copied, I had my original media in the "Original Media" folder, and the optimized "Optimiz
Re: Final Cut not seeing optimized media, though it's there..
by Brian Covalt 2 weeks ago
Thanks for explaining and pointing me towards the article Jeremy - very helpful to understand!
Broadcast delivery kicked back due to chroma and compression rate.
by Brian Covalt 2 months ago
We've sent out a video for broadcast and it was kicked back to us for 2 reasons: 1. The spec sheet requests 4:2:2 chroma subsampling, what we provided was 4:2:0. 2. File provided was compressed at 4,6
Re: Broadcast delivery kicked back due to chroma and compression rate.
by Brian Covalt 2 months ago
That app is helpful, thanks for suggesting it!
Promise SANLink2 vs. iMac Pro 10gbe
by Brian Covalt 7 months ago
For the last couple years I've been using a couple SANLink2 adapters to get 10gbe on my server and client machines (that have thunderbolt, for older machines, using a PCI card to get 10gbe). I've neve
Re: Promise SANLink2 vs. iMac Pro 10gbe
by Brian Covalt 6 months ago
Bob Zelin "buy a QNAP. They are cheap, they have 10G ports, they work great. " Thanks for pointing me towards QNAP. I had never seen or heard of them (not saying much), but it looks like it could be
Looking for an alternative way to add texture to vector line
by Brian Covalt 8 months ago
I'm working on a 2D drawn animation that's being composited in After Effects. The source artwork is made up of black vector lines, and the client prefers the line to look more like a pencil line with
Re: Looking for an alternative way to add texture to vector line
by Brian Covalt 8 months ago
Here's the character before the effect is applied: And here's the character with the effect applied:
How to view 4K project on my HD broadcast monitor via BlackMagic Mini Monitor?
by Brian Covalt 1 year ago
I hope there's a way to do this. I've got 4K source material that I'm working with in FCP X. I'd like to use my Flanders Scientific LM-1760W broadcast monitor to view the picture so that I can look th
Re: How to view 4K project on my HD broadcast monitor via BlackMagic Mini Monitor?
by Brian Covalt 1 year ago
hmm.. still can't get it to show. Thanks for testing on your end though; that's somewhat encouraging that you can get it to work. Here are my settings in the Blackmagic Desktop Video Setup app: Under
Pro color correcting with Adobe?
by Tom Durham 8 years ago
Greetings All, Like many folks, I buy FinalCut Studio and the Adobe Suite. FinalCut for editing and dvd authoring, but not much else. I use pretty much all the Adobe products, and spend most of my day
Re: Pro color correcting with Adobe?
by Brian Covalt 7 years ago
Thanks for the follow-ups guys. Really helpful to hear about the different solutions out there.
mental ray batch render only using 2 of my 16 cores?!
by Paul Roper 7 years ago
Hello I ve searched around a bit to try to find a solution to this, with no luck. Apologies if it s been covered elsewhere! Anyway, I have Maya 2011 on a Mac Pro 2x 2.4GHz Quad core Intel Xeon with 12
Re: mental ray batch render only using 2 of my 16 cores?!
by Brian Covalt 7 years ago
Hey folks, I went to google when I encountered the very same problem and found this thread. Then, after messing around a bit more, I found the solution, at least for my case. I had to hit the options
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Workflow: 1080 60p from Panasonic HDC-TM700 camera
by Khashyar Darvich 8 years ago
Hello Everyone, As a second camera, I am purchasing a Panasonic HDC-TM700 video camera that shoots in 1080 60p, 60i and 24p, in the AVCHD codec. I read reviews of the TM700 carefully, and decided that
Re: Workflow: 1080 60p from Panasonic HDC-TM700 camera
by Matt Heaven 7 years ago
This thread is quite entertaining to say the least. There's a ton of technical info that just blew my brain all over the wall behind me here. So after reading all of this stuff.... I still don't know
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Brian Covalt liked this 7 years ago
If you are considering a 27" iMac....
by walter biscardi 8 years ago
On this forum I have been an advocate of Ethernet Based SANs for editing environments. They cost less than Fibre Channel, they're incredibly easy to maintain and you can connect pretty much any Mac to
Re: If you are considering a 27" iMac....
by Brian Covalt 8 years ago
I was really disappointed when I found this out. I bought 3 (yes, 3!) i7 iMacs for my small studio and then realized I couldn't turn on Jumbo Frames and so am having to sell them all on craigslist! Su
Need to convert .psd file to targa and preserve transparency
by Brian Covalt 8 years ago
I created a network graphic as a .psd file. Most of the image is completely transparent and the layer for the graphic is set to 25% opacity (it's a graphic for an on-screen network bug). I've been ask
Re: Need to convert .psd file to targa and preserve transparency
by Scott Roberts 8 years ago
In Photoshop, if you have a mask applied to a layer (levels of grey from black to white to indicate transparency), you should have a corresponding channel in the channels palette. To make this work, d
No window for Net Render Server for one account
by Brian Covalt 9 years ago
I'm experiencing a strange behavior. I installed Net Render Server while logged in as admin; after installing I launched it, got the status window as expected, and all was well. Then I logged in as a
Scrub audio in video layer?
by Brian Covalt 9 years ago
I understand CS4 now supports audio in video layers (cool). When I play back, I hear the audio. However, because I'm animating lipsync I need to be able to scrub the audio. Is there a way to do this T
Re: Scrub audio in video layer?
by Richard Harrington 9 years ago
Nope..... Richard M. Harrington, PMP Author: Photoshop for Video, Understanding Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Studio On the Spot and ATS:iWork
Beam effect with middle thickness control?
by Brian Covalt 9 years ago
I'd like to use the Beam effect in AE, but as it is, there is only a Starting Thickness and Ending Thickness. What I want is a beam that is thin at the beginning and end, but thick in the middle. Is t
Re: Beam effect with middle thickness control?
by Darby Edelen 9 years ago
Brian Covalt "You can tell that one beam is over another because of the white center over the outer glow of the other." I think you have a couple of options here. One would be to make both beams use
Cannot export Quicktime movie
by Brian Covalt 10 years ago
When I try to export a Quicktime movie from the Export Export Movie, I get this error message: Error creating Flash movie file. Be sure the destination file is not locked or on a locked drive. Also, c
Re: Cannot export Quicktime movie
by Brian Covalt 10 years ago
Nope. My only solution was to export an image sequence from Flash. I then had to create a new sequence in Final Cut with those images and then nest that into my main sequence. Kinda stinks. I think Fl
Not using all my RAM, but I want it to
by Brian Covalt 10 years ago
I have 9GB of RAM installed on my MacPro. I've installed MenuMeters to see how much RAM is being used when I work in AE. When I do RAM previews, it stops rendering when it reaches HALF of my RAM being
Re: Not using all my RAM, but I want it to
by Brian Covalt 10 years ago
hey, thank you very much for that info. That helped a lot in clearing up what was going on and how to best utilize my system. Thanks again! Brian,.
HVX200 to feed HD via firewire 1394 cable
by Brian Covalt 10 years ago
I've done this before so I know there's a way, but I can't figure out what I have to set the camera to, to get it to work again (last time I had the help of a dp setting up the camera). I'm using the
Re: HVX200 to feed HD via firewire 1394 cable
by David Perry 10 years ago
Hello, I am having a similar problem. I need to capture in Final Cut from the HVX200 tape out. I cannot get a connection Through FW. I don't remember this happening before. I am using a Mac Book Pro w
After Effects Opening Error
by Matt Stevens 12 years ago
Ok I'm pulling my hair out on this one. I have an opener due in a few weeks and on my Intel IMac when I try to open After effects i get this error After Effects warning: Unknown BIB Error. invalid enc
Re: After Effects Opening Error
by Brian Covalt 12 years ago
yeah, I'm getting there error message too. But I'm not on an Intel machine. I'm on a quad-core G5 (powerpc). It worked fine on Friday, but now, Monday moring, I can't launch the application. I get the
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