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Bryan Keith

director/editor of commercials/music videos and all around nice guy!!
Member Since:
January 21st 2003
139 Posts
100 posts
Location:
NYC
Assigning matte to clip and then adjusting position/scale
by Bryan Keith 3 years ago
OK....not sure what I'm missing here. Back in my FCP days, this was a simple task and I'm pulling out my hair trying to figure it out in Premiere. I'm trying to assign a matte (a pre-rendered asset) t
Re: Assigning matte to clip and then adjusting position/scale
by Bryan Keith 3 years ago
I just sent in a feature request. Please do the same!!!! Bryan Keith
Strange timeline scrolling/shuttling problem
by Gates Bradley 4 years ago
Not sure what triggered this. It seemed to start happening at random, but when I move my cursor to the menu bar, or about the left sixth of the source window, my timeline starts scrolling to the left.
Re: Strange timeline scrolling/shuttling problem
by Bryan Keith 4 years ago
I just started having the exact same issue on my setup. I thought initially that it was some setting that I accidentally changed. It's truly an really annoying bug. My setup is the latest 2014 Premier
Stabilize 4k footage from small aircraft -- Bahamas
by phillip angert 4 years ago
Hey guys, Im a pilot and photographer, and just got back from a cool flying trip in the Bahamas islands. I mounted 2x of the new Sony X1000V action cams on the plane and did a lot of 4k footage around
Re: Stabilize 4k footage from small aircraft -- Bahamas
by Bryan Keith 4 years ago
I shoot with a gopro mounted on my Cessna Cardinal often. You shot 4K so you can resize in 1080 and maybe crop out the plane of course you may want to see the plane in the shot if that's the case, you
how to toggle full screen on specified monitor
by Bryan Keith 5 years ago
I have a dual monitor setup. OK...so I know about how to create a keyboard shortcut for toggle full screen...but this will only go full screen on the same monitor as the current record window. I want
MetaSan? XSan? Fibrejet?
by Bryan Keith 12 years ago
Our new facility is in the process of setting up a SAN network. I'm the editor who will be using and overseeing this system the most. Here's what my goal is: 2 or 3 main edit workstations working off
Re: MetaSan? XSan? Fibrejet?
by Chuck McMakin 12 years ago
CommandSoft also offers evaluation licenses. We're happy to help you with them should you like to give FibreJet a test drive. Feel free to give me a call or send me an Email any time and we can make i
quad channel vs dual channel ? 2GB vs 4GB?
by Bryan Keith 12 years ago
My company is in the early stages of planning a SAN network solution. We will have 2 primary edit stations as well as about 4 other workstations connected to this network. Our new space is being built
Re: quad channel vs dual channel ? 2GB vs 4GB?
by Bryan Keith 12 years ago
And a follow up question.... Would each of these workstations have a single fibre channel run that connects them to the switcher Or are there two fiber channel runs Again...just trying to figure out h
Apple Prores 422 Codec dropping frames
by VintageSeltzer 12 years ago
Hello, I am unable to capture video without dropping frames and aborting . I have tried both the Aja Kona2: 720p 59.94 ProRes 422 and the Prores 422 HQ with no luck. The material I am trying to captur
Re: Apple Prores 422 Codec dropping frames
by Bryan Keith 12 years ago
I dont have the upgrade yet, but from your experience so far, do you think a Dual 2.5 g5 with blackmagic HD pro is going to drop frames capturing as pro-res
Average Salaries for After Effects, HD DVD and Blu-ray authoring
by Brian Kayfitz 13 years ago
Hi Guys, I have a general questions. I've been working for the same company for about five years now when I was still just in high school and now five years later, I am still at roughly the same wage
Re: Average Salaries for After Effects, HD DVD and Blu-ray authoring
by Bryan Keith 13 years ago
Been there five years with hardly a raise "Slightly" over minimum wage I'd say it's time for a raise or time for a new job. As far as how much....AE artists can make $800 day in some markets...my poin
URGENT - random green lines and dots when rendering
by Mike Medavoy 13 years ago
Hello, I'm editing a 35mm film transferred to DigiBeta 29.97. I am using the Decklink 4:4:4 card, Final Cut Pro 5.0.4 and Quicktime 7.1.3 Very often, when I render, I get these very weird green lines,
Re: URGENT - random green lines and dots when rendering
by Bryan Keith 13 years ago
Never seen that issue with actual video files....only stills. Yes...the 8 bit option isn't optimal...it was a suggestion for a quick fix.
HD downconvert to monitor: video wont play properly
by Bryan Keith 13 years ago
I'm sure there is some relatively easy thing that I'm overlooking but here's the deal: I am playing a DVCPRO 1080i60 sequence in Final Cut. The decklink is sending and properly downconverting the foot
Re: HD downconvert to monitor: video wont play properly
by Bryan Keith 13 years ago
I actually figured it out two days ago with the help of Kristian Lam. What I had to do was create a new project and use the easy settings for DVC Pro 1080i60, match the video playback to that and THEN
What is the PC way when dealing with courier and fed ex expenses with clients?
by Bryan Keith 13 years ago
This has always been a little fuzzy to me. Just curious how others are doing it. When working on projects with various clients, I'm always shipping materials out. And, being in Manhattan, a courier se
Re: What is the PC way when dealing with courier and fed ex expenses with clients?
by Bryan Keith 13 years ago
Thanks for the story JNeo. That cracked me up. I have generally been asking for client fedex #'s when it it their project and I have to send elements back to them. Haven't had any complaints or issues
Do you have to crossgrade to 5.1 in order to get 5.1.2
by Bryan Keith 13 years ago
I know $49 isn't gonna break the bank, but I have no reason to own a universal version of FCP.....well...except for the fact that I want 5.1.2!!!
Re: Do you have to crossgrade to 5.1 in order to get 5.1.2
by AccountClosed_No_Realname 13 years ago
Bryan, You need to better understand the term "Universal" (don't worry, you are not alone ;-) ). It doesn't mean Intel-only. It means a program having code for both Intel and PPC based Macs. Regards,
Strange problem: I cant open after effects after I hide it
by Bryan Keith 13 years ago
I recently got AE 7 installed on my computer. If I hide the program to work on something else, it is impossible to get it back. I end up having to force quit and restart AE! Never had this problem wit
Re: Strange problem: I cant open after effects after I hide it
by Bryan Keith 13 years ago
Sorry, I should have said in earlier post.... OS 10.4.3 G5 dual 2 ghz 2 gb ram
FCP 5.1.2
by Chris Paul 13 years ago
Just saw an announcement for it at this link: http: www.macnn.com articles 06 09 11 final.cut.pro.512.coming Biggest parts to my mind are support for Motion
Re: FCP 5.1.2
by Bryan Keith 13 years ago
saw this info posted earlier today. To me, the best part about this update are the scope and media management improvements. Real Time updates on scopes! Excellent! Final Cut Pro 5.1.2 will be availabl
Which control surface? Mackie control universal or Tascam FW 1082
by Bryan Keith 13 years ago
After a bit of research, I've come down to these two. Any users out there want to share their experience with either one of these Pros and cons of each Thanks, Bryan
Re: Which control surface? Mackie control universal or Tascam FW 1082
by Bryan Keith 13 years ago
Thanks for that info. The firewire issue seems a problem I might not want to worry about. I guess I'm leaning more towards the Mackie. Besides the fact that I'll need to keep my analog mixer, is there
Connecting a Beta SP Machine Via a DigiBeta deck
by Edward J Destructo 13 years ago
I know this is supossed to be possible but can anyone please explain the best way to accomplish this I need to get some Beta Sp material into my HD Pro dual link. Cheers
Re: Connecting a Beta SP Machine Via a DigiBeta deck
by Bryan Keith 13 years ago
You simply run the component outputs from your beta to the component inputs of your digibeta. Also run the xlr audio out from the beta into the digi. Make sure that on the digi deck you swith the vide
Rendering green spots around text from psd file
by Gunleik Groven 13 years ago
Hi. Working in a Dvcpro HD 1080 psf 25(dominance set to "none" all over)timeline. Combination of files from motion, multilayered psd's and video. The last (of course) psd looks ok in preview but when
Re: Rendering green spots around text from psd file
by Bryan Keith 13 years ago
This bug has been around for quite some time. Apple REALLY needs to fix this. I usually just save my gfx files as TIFF's. Sure would be nice to work with layered PSD's without this happening on occasi
Expanding Workgroup Videohub
by Christopher Tay -- account bounces requested notifications, account frozen 13 years ago
Hi, I need to expand a Workgroup Videohub and I would like to know if it is possible to cascade my current one to another one. If not, what is the best way to configure more than one Videohub Apprecia
Re: Expanding Workgroup Videohub
by Bryan Keith 13 years ago
While I don't have an answer for you, I would like to know how happy you are with your videohub. I'm thinking about getting one in the next couple of months. Have you had any problems My plan is to ha
insurance for commercial shoot
by Roy Schneider 14 years ago
Hi All: I am a long-time post professional that just started a small production Company. My first project is a low budget (Under 10K) commercial. I do not have any insurance for the company yet. Do yo
Re: insurance for commercial shoot
by Bryan Keith 14 years ago
you can get a short term policy for the shoot (coverage for equipment, locations, people) The amount obviously depends on the how much coverage you buy...which depends on the value of the equipment th
what Prime time shows/ Movies were cut on FCP?
by PAUL 14 years ago
Anybody know we're having a debate in here and our Avid editors say that everything is still cut on Avid for primetime Thanks Paul
Re: what Prime time shows/ Movies were cut on FCP?
by Bryan Keith 14 years ago
Hey certainly didn't sign a contract with apple to edit on Final Cut. He chose the software because he thought that was the best solution for the job (Cold Mountain) He wrote a book about the experien
Green artifacting around edges of text/gfx
by Bryan Keith 14 years ago
I've run into this problem sporadically, but today it was terrible. Often when I import a PSD file into FCP, I get some terrible artifacting that only shows up on my NTSC once I render the gfx and pla
Re: Green artifacting around edges of text/gfx
by Bryan Keith 14 years ago
Rendering in RGB isn't the right solution. This is a major issue. I've been doing work arounds for quite some time, but it's finally gotten to the point of madness. Importing layered PSD files is alwa
Bidding on jobs
by Bryan Keith 14 years ago
I'm just doing a survey to see how everybody approaches a perspective client with a bid. Do you guys have a standardized form that you use How specific do you get regarding how you came up with the nu
Re: Bidding on jobs
by Seth Bloombaum 14 years ago
Reinforcing what Tom said, if there are specifications then a fixed price is possible. If the spec is "soft", your bid must also be soft.
No component output to NTSC monitor with HD Pro and 5.0 driver
by Bryan Keith 14 years ago
I just recently purchased my HD Pro single link card, so maybe I'm overlooking something, but when I first installed the 4.4 driver from the disc that came with the card, everything was working fine.
Re: No component output to NTSC monitor with HD Pro and 5.0 driver
by Bryan Keith 14 years ago
I had actually used the uninstaller in previous attempts. What I did this time was uninstall, then restart the computer and then install the new driver. Not sure if the restart was the trick, but I th
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