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Brian Pitt

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September 20th 2005
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NEX-FS100 footage and Final Cut -- Is there a way?
by Brian Pitt 5 years ago
We recently purchased a Sony NEX-FS100. Great camera... I've spent the past few hours trying to find the best workflow to get the footage into Final Cut. The bad news is that I haven't found much. Sho
Re: NEX-FS100 footage and Final Cut -- Is there a way?
by Brian Pitt 5 years ago
Thank you for your help. It is much appreciated. Brian
This might be enough incentive to make the switch...
by Brian Pitt 6 years ago
50% off if you switch to Adobe Production Premium CS5.5 from Final Cut. http: www.adobe.com Smart move on Adobe's part if you ask me. This might be enough to push me over the fence after the new FC re
Re: This might be enough incentive to make the switch...
by Dustin Parsons 6 years ago
Avid is also 50% off until September 30th for people looking to switch from FCP. http: www.avid.com US specialoffers fcp-mc-promotion intcmp=AV-HP-S2
Worth a Laugh
by Brian Pitt 6 years ago
This was a VERY entertaining video, but it also gave a good fair overview of final cut X. http: www.youtube.com watch v=-JBZXQV7hTI&feature=channel_video_title Brian
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Re: Worth a Laugh
by james carey 6 years ago
Brian Pitt "This was a VERY entertaining video, but it also gave a good fair overview of final cut X." you're right on both counts. thx Jim Carey Director of Video, Radical Entertainment linkedin: ht
what should I buy for family videos for 3-4k?
by Doug Buckser 6 years ago
G'day, Our video camera is about six years old and a friend recommended replacing it with a DSLR which shoots video. I would be very grateful to hear your thoughts on whether that's a good idea. At pr
Re: what should I buy for family videos for 3-4k?
by Brian Pitt 6 years ago
I sold my 7d to buy a 60d. I haven't regretted the decision. In terms of video quality, they are identical. But the 60d has the swiveling LCD which has been HUGE for me! Also, it has manual audio leve
Multi cam behavior
by David Powell 6 years ago
I didn't seem to have this problem the last time I worked on a multi-cam project. When I'm working with a clip, and play from the timeline, the view will switch to one up view while the clip is playin
Re: Multi cam behavior
by Brian Pitt 6 years ago
I have had this problem before too. This only happened when the footage was rendered. See if that is the problem. If so, just click on the flim stip icon to the left of the track to hide it. Then clic
Slow motion in FCP
by olaf steel 6 years ago
Hi, I was given some help with this before on another post, but I'm still having a few problems I'm hoping someone can help me with. I'm working on a 24p project, but have some footage that I shot 60p
Re: Slow motion in FCP
by Brian Pitt 6 years ago
What are your timeline settings Brian
Composited? Over-cranked? Twixtor?
by Brian Pitt 7 years ago
Take a look at the image that comes up on http: www.anthropologie.com anthro index.jsp There is a still shot of a girl with flower petals slowly falling in the background. A client asked me to reprodu
Re: Composited? Over-cranked? Twixtor?
by Brian Pitt 7 years ago
I just got back from a test shoot. The results were mixed. I only had the ability to shoot 60 fps. I tried slowing the footage down with Twixtor and with Optical Flow in Motion, but there is too much
Multicam edit question
by Eric Chang 7 years ago
Hello, I am currently trying to figure out adding clips that are out of sync to the multicam edit. I've been seraching the forums, but can't put into words what I am doing. First off, I do know how to
Re: Multicam edit question
by Brian Pitt 7 years ago
I have one solution...but it is kind of a pain... Put the video of your complete Angle1 in a timeline on the V1 track. on the V2 track, line up the the pieces of Angle 2 so that is syncs with Angle1.
Canon T2i lens recommendation
by Pat McGowan 7 years ago
I have a T2i and I want to buy a telephoto lens, any recommendations for video applications email me at patm@inmotion.ca Thanks
Re: Canon T2i lens recommendation
by Brian Pitt 7 years ago
What is your budget Will you be shooting handheld or mostly on a tripod If you are shooting ANY hand held at all with a telephoto lens, it is CRUCIAL that you get a lens with image stabilization. It m
Green screen shoots with Canon 7d
by Juan Carlos Aguirre 7 years ago
Does anyone have good experience using canon 7D for keying shoots, we have some spots to shoot. I love the 7d but never use it on a green screen. I'm worry about the H264 compression and the focus iss
Re: Green screen shoots with Canon 7d
by Brian Pitt 7 years ago
I shot some greenscreen footage with a ReflecMedia kit and keyed with AE. I was VERY impressed with the results. Brian
External monitor for Canon 7D
by Göran Thorén 8 years ago
Anyone have any suggestions on this All I'm looking for is to use the monitor for focusing.
Re: External monitor for Canon 7D
by Brian Pitt 8 years ago
If it's just for focusing...here is a great affordable option: http: jag35.com new products jag35-monitor you won't find anything cheaper. Brian
Which lense could go well with the EOS 550D?
by Steffen Wiegand 8 years ago
Hello, sorry for this rookie question. I am about to buy the new Canon EOS 550D. I don't know which lense to go for. Apart from shooting decent pics, I would like to give it a go using it for the prod
Re: Which lense could go well with the EOS 550D?
by Brian Pitt 8 years ago
It all depends on your budget. The best all around lens (in my opinion) is the Canon 24-70 2.8mm L series lens. If you are on a tight budget, pick up a couple of EF prime lenses. The 50mm 1.8 is only
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Can DSLR Video cameras do chroma keying?
by Kristian Tigersjäl 8 years ago
Hi people! I've heard a few times now that only pro gear can do proper chroma keying and that there is no point in even trying with consumer gear. Is this really true I'm filming with a consumer grade
Re: Can DSLR Video cameras do chroma keying?
by Brian Pitt 8 years ago
I have had GREAT success shooting on a green screen with my 7D and pulling the key in after effects with keylight. One suggestion...if there is a lot of action, shoot 720p at 60fps. Brian
Newb Camera Op Freelancer
by RC Maples 9 years ago
Hey all, I normally do video editing freelance, and have my own home "suite." Recently, I did a shoot for a local corporation through a partnership with my fulltime employer. The corp I shot for has n
Re: Newb Camera Op Freelancer
by Brian Pitt 8 years ago
If you are paying $300 day for a DVX100, you are getting screwed. I do a ton of freelance work and own a DVX100. Granted, I can only shoot SD, but it's paid for it self at least 5 times. I would highl
Add a light to a single layer. Possible?
by Brian Pitt 8 years ago
I am trying to light only a single element in my motion project. I'm familiar with motion, but relatively new to lights and cameras within motion. I want only my top layer to have a light applied to i
Re: Add a light to a single layer. Possible?
by Brian Pitt 8 years ago
Thanks Stephen. I have actually watched a few of your tutorials. I live in SLC as well. I have a project I'm working on and I would love some feedback. do you have an e-mail address i can send it to B
HDV footage is being squeezed. Help!
by Brian Pitt 10 years ago
Everytime I import any HD footag into Motion, it gives it a horizontal squeeze so that it becomes 4:3. Is there a simple something I need to do to fix this My project is set at HDV1080i. that is the s
Re: HDV footage is being squeezed. Help!
by Brian Pitt 10 years ago
Thanks! I'll give this a try. I've never worked with 16:9 footage in motion...Brian
Opening Multiple files in a series
by Brian Pitt 10 years ago
I have a series of stills that are a part of a stop motion sequence. I have to do some rotoscoping frame by frame. I want to be able to toggle between frames as I correct each one. What is the best wa
Re: Opening Multiple files in a series
by ekim wahs 10 years ago
It would be helpful to know what version of Photoshop you are using. If you are using CS3 extended you can use File Open, navigate to the folder that contains the images, select one, then enable the O
LED lights???
by Brian Pitt 10 years ago
Hey everyone...I have a lighting question. We do a lot of internal video productions, but we certainly don't have a proper studio. We have been given a conference room in our building and it really is
Re: LED lights???
by Brian Pitt 10 years ago
thanks for the advice
Export to NTSC DV .mov file?
by Brian Pitt 10 years ago
I am a video guy. I don't know flash. However, I am working with a graphics guy who doesn't know video. There is the problem. He has created a flash animation at video resolution (720 x 540 - 30fps).
Re: Export to NTSC DV .mov file?
by Paul Coull 10 years ago
Hi, Try asking the person who has done this in flash, if the animation runs along the timelines frames, or is an animation clip placed alone on the first frame of the timeline grafxflow grafx that flo
Photos aren't keeping Alpha Channels...
by Brian Pitt 11 years ago
I have a weird problem. I am working on a motion project that includes lots of still photos tht contain alpha channels. If I bring the photos in one by one, the alpha channel comes in with them. If I
Re: Photos aren't keeping Alpha Channels...
by Jim Johnson 11 years ago
Heya, The alpha channel isn't lost, it may just be that Motion is trying to guess the alpha type when you're importing multiple images. You can still manually set the alpha interpretation. Just go to
can't select multiple layers...
by Brian Pitt 11 years ago
I am currently unable to select multiple layers in CS2. I know that the command is shift+click, but that isn't working. Anybody know how to fix this
Missing Blend Modes???
by Brian Pitt 11 years ago
How come I can't seem to find an effect similar to the "Travel Matte - Luma" in FCP I have a full screen graphic on my top layer, and I have a matte on the layer underneath it. I need some kind of eff
Re: Missing Blend Modes???
by Brian Pitt 11 years ago
thanks!
creating TNT Basketball Transition
by Brian Pitt 11 years ago
I don't know if any of you are Charles Barkley fans, but the guy is hilarious. I watch the TNT halftime and post game shows all of the time. There is a really cool video transition they use that I am
Video Cards Question
by Tobin Nageotte 11 years ago
I have a G5 1.8DP with 3G RAM and I'm looking to upgrade my video card for use with After Effects and Motion. I've scrolled through previous posts on the subject, researched the test sites, etc. I've
Re: Video Cards Question
by Brian Pitt 11 years ago
I guess that Explains why Motion runs quite slow on my machine, even though I have the x800xt. I am running 2 24" Dell LCDs. I'm going to try disabling one of them. Is there an easy way to do this wit
Motion on Intel imac
by Brian Pitt 11 years ago
Is anybody running Motion on the new intel imac I am thinking about purchasing one, but I am curious as to how motion operates. anybody
Re: Motion on Intel imac
by dalen7 11 years ago
does motion finally run on the laptops (the macbook pro ) i know that they couldnt run on the g4 laptops. peace dalen
AG-DVC80 For Sale
by Brian Pitt 12 years ago
I am getting married in the coming months and therefore need to start selling my toys . :( I am getting rid of a Panasonic AG-DVC80 that I have owned for a little over a year. For those unfamiliar, i
AG-DVC80 FOR SALE
by Brian Pitt 12 years ago
I am getting married in the coming months and therefore need to start selling my toys . :( I am getting rid of a AG-DVC80 that I have owned for a little over a year. For those unfamiliar, it is the ex
XL2 SLAM ZOOM
by Brian Pitt 12 years ago
I just started using the XL2. I really like it, but I'm struggling with one thing. I can't figure out how to do a really quick zoom in or out. Does anyone know if this is ever possible Brian
Re: XL2 SLAM ZOOM
by Don Greening 12 years ago
You could also get the zoom in out effect you want by doing it in post with an NLE. - Don"Please take a moment to fill out your profile, including your computer system and relevant software. Help us h
Importing audio on Premiere Pro 1.5
by davidham80 12 years ago
*Disclaimer* I am about 2 days new with Premiere Pro 1.5 so I apologize if this is a stupid question. How do I import a mp3 audio file from a CD into Premiere Everytime I attempt this, it tell me it i
Re: Importing audio on Premiere Pro 1.5
by Brian Pitt 12 years ago
which program is giving you the error message Is it Premiere or itunes Are you importing the music completely through itunes before trying to bring it into premiere Brian
Black on the side of clips
by Vince Becquiot 12 years ago
I was wondering if someone could explain to me why there are lines (About 0.5 % of the clip... pretty small) on each side of the videos I import and edit from DV cam tapes through firewire. These don'
Re: Black on the side of clips
by Brian Pitt 12 years ago
For some strange reason, this is the case with DV footage. Use the clip or crop video effect and tape 1 pixel off of each side. It works like a charm...
Big thanks to Steven Gotz
by Brian Pitt 12 years ago
I just wanted to thank Steven Gotz for all of the help advice suggestions over the past little while. I have spent countless hours on his website and on occasion have e-mailed him, always receiving a
Re: Big thanks to Steven Gotz
by Steven L. Gotz 12 years ago
You are more than welcome. It is a pleasure to be able to pay back the assistance I received when I first started editing with Premiere 6.0 I wasn't ignoring this post, I have just been away the last
XL2 analog - digital conversion
by Brian Pitt 12 years ago
A couple of times, I have needed to take an analog source (Hi8, VHS, etc...) and digitize them for editing in FCP. With my DVX100, I can simply input the analog source to the camera via S-video RCA wh
Re: XL2 analog - digital conversion
by Craig Alan 12 years ago
first download the xl2 manual.pdf here: http: consumer.usa.canon.com ir controller act=DownloadDetailAct&fcategoryid=326&modelid=10350 then read page 99-100. It explains it.OSX 10.3.8; Quicksilver Dua
burn CD with seperate tracks?
by Brian Pitt 12 years ago
I have an hour long audio file of a friends band that I want to burn to a CD. I burned a CD, but it is one long track rather than a track for each song. Is there a way to add markers in audition and b
Re: burn CD with seperate tracks?
by Brian Pitt 12 years ago
you are awesome. thanks man!
Professional use.
by Paul Dzurec 12 years ago
I work as a video boater during the summer shooting video for raft companies, then edit and have to have a final product in about 2 hours, which is a great job. After last summer I decided to extend m
Re: Professional use.
by Brian Pitt 12 years ago
I was in a very similar position. I did a couple videos for friends and family and realized the potential of doing them full-time. I did the business liscense thing and got started. I edited with Prem
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