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Chris Baker

Member Since:
November 12th 2004
173 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Connecticut
27" iMac With FCP 7 and Adobe AE
by Chris Baker 6 years ago
27" iMac Quadcore 2.93 i7 8 Gig Ram ATI Radeon HD 5750 graphics card 1TB HD Bella Professional series 3.0 keyboard Fully licensed Adobe AE CS5 FCP 7 MS Office 2008 Asking 2000.00 or best offer Have pi
Sony DSR-40 DVCAM deck for sale
by Chris Baker 6 years ago
Sony DSR-40 DVCAM deck for sale. Asking 700.00. Great working order, a regular workhorse. ONLY cosmetic damage; crack in plastic for display, DISPLAY WORKS FINE though. Have pics of the crack and disp
Re: Sony DSR-40 DVCAM deck for sale
by Chris Baker 6 years ago
Willing to listen to offers! Visit us at; (860)884-6015 The creative urge is the demon that will not accept anything second rate. -Agnes DeMille
Odd timeline problem
by Chris Baker 6 years ago
So I have NEVER encountered this and is hopefully an easy fix that I'm blind to. Footage in the viewer is crystal clear, perfectly fine. Move it down to the timeline and it looks blurry almost deinter
Re: Odd timeline problem
by Michael Shade 6 years ago
Hi Chris, Could it be that your RT settings have been changed Just above your timeline on the left, you should see a button that says "RT" If your playback video quality settings are "low," or if your
C-Stands and Scrims
by Chris Baker 7 years ago
I have 3 C-Stands and 2 black scrims. C-Stands are in perfect shape while one of the scrims has a tiny tear in it. Paid around 600 for everything asking 300 and local delivery in the CT, RI, MA area P
Video Becoming Static in Red
by Chris Baker 7 years ago
I have a piece of video that plays on the desk top no problem but once brought into Red becomes static and renders static. I have tried it in various formats with no luck. Any ideas Visit us at; (860)
Re: Video Becoming Static in Red
by Chris Baker 7 years ago
Originally the file type was Apple H.264 which didn't work but using Apple ProRes 422 worked! Visit us at; (860)884-6015 The creative urge is the demon that will not accept anything second rate. -Agne
DVD Quality
by Chris Baker 7 years ago
Ok so I shot my first piece with a DSLR (Nikon D7000 1080x720)and it looks good in FCP. Anybody know what the best settings are for export to DVD Studio Pro or for best quality Visit us at; (860)884-6
Re: DVD Quality
by Chris Baker 7 years ago
Did that and it burned to DVD but all it was was a bunch of files that wouldn't play on anything. Actually came up as a DATA DVD. This is driving me nuts. Visit us at; (860)884-6015 The creative urge
Epson 8350 HD Projector with screen
by Chris Baker 8 years ago
Perfect for a man cave, sports, gaming, movies, etc. Has fairly new bulb aprox. 200hrs, box, manual, remote, still under warranty, kept in pristine condition. Awesome projector, highly rated! We just
The choices are hurting my head...
by Chris Baker 9 years ago
I've read many posts below this one, many reviews and so on and it all begins to get murky for me. The choices are Canon 60D, maybe 7D or maybe even the 5D Mark2 or either Nikon D7000 or D5100. For vi
Re: The choices are hurting my head...
by Chris Baker 9 years ago
Thanks that does help a lot! I was about to get to the whole full frame vs none ff which, coming from the video world confuses me a bit but I'll learn. I do like what I see from some of the lenses fro
FCP and a MR-HD100 with OS rollback
by Chris Baker 9 years ago
Ok so I've been on FCP for eight months using a JVC HD250 with attached MR-HD100 drive for capture. Loved it, go out shoot and then come back and dump the footage in, easy as pie. Well Apple releases
Re: FCP and a MR-HD100 with OS rollback
by Chris Baker 9 years ago
I found a detailed step by step to partition the apple HD with SL on one and Lion on the other and taking everything from the Lion partition to the SL partition and then deleting the Lion partition. V
Red 5 Transitions and FCP
by Chris Baker 9 years ago
For some reason the transitions aren't rendering correctly in FCP using iris ripple(yes I have tried other transitions). Here's the scenerio; photo montage with moving photos. Out going clip has photo
Re: Red 5 Transitions and FCP
by Chris Baker 9 years ago
Sent. Visit us at; www.frogpondproductions.biz (860)884-6015 The creative urge is the demon that will not accept anything second rate. -Agnes DeMille
Why does Panic and Paranoia Rule some "Pros"?
by olof ekbergh 9 years ago
I have been working in film photography and video since the 70's. Lots of changes over this time span. I used compter controlled A B editing in the early 90's, this was a huge step, remember decks spo
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Re: Why does Panic and Paranoia Rule some "Pros"?
by Chris Baker 9 years ago
Cut a feature on FCPX ! Bwha, ha, ha, ha, thats the funniest post I've heard in awhile. Let me shoot even a commercial on a Arri Alexa and then try to see what happens in FCPX. Sorry, tried FCPX and w
Final Cut and DVD Burning
by Chris Baker 10 years ago
Here's an odd one and not sure where to ask this. I have a completed wedding and it plays fine on the timeline but when I burn a copy to DVD for the client to watch there are weird pauses and skips. T
Re: Final Cut and DVD Burning
by Chris Baker 10 years ago
As far as other info is concerned it is 1hr16mins. Nothing too complex as its just a wedding. Visit us at; www.frogpondproductions.biz (860)884-6015 The creative urge is the demon that will not accept
Simple Questions
by Chris Baker 10 years ago
I'm coming from a very, very , very old Avid system and am trying out MC5. There are a few minor annoyances. Might be small but they bug the hell out of me. 1. On my old system I could zoom in and out
Re: Simple Questions
by Chris Baker 10 years ago
Again Michael a huge help but one last question; The lift and cut buttons (z and x respectively) only give me a "ding" sound and nothing happens but using the delete key works. Strange considering tha
Missing Elements when Rendered
by Chris Baker 10 years ago
So I render out my project which looks good within Red but playback in FCP has missing elements. Go back into Red and everything is there, rerender but objects still missing. I'm hating FCP more and m
Re: Missing Elements when Rendered
by Chris Baker 10 years ago
FCP is 7 and Red I just bought and installed so it should be the latest version before 5. I will look first thing in the morning. Visit us at; www.frogpondproductions.biz (860)884-6015 The creative ur
Red with FCP and Timelines
by Chris Baker 10 years ago
With Red in Avid you could apply it to say track three and then IN Red if you added more tracks the video would correspond to the video tracks in your Avid timeline. I did the same method in FCP and a
Re: Red with FCP and Timelines
by Chris Baker 10 years ago
Ok I figured out a solution, you have to drag the video clips that you want up into Red while in FCP. Yet again more steps that aren't neccessary. The more I use FCP the more I dislike it, everyone cr
fog
by Chris Baker 10 years ago
Foregive me I'm used to Red so Motion is all new territory for me. I applied Fog to a clip and after render I get particles blowing across the screen with the fog. I think its part of the effect to ma
Time Code issues
by Chris Baker 11 years ago
I see some of this posted but not my exact problem. I just got the HD250 and use a Sony DSR40 for our deck and Avid for editing. Shoots fine but when I go to play it back in the deck to digitize there
Re: Time Code issues
by Chris Baker 11 years ago
Was just told from the place I bought it from that JVC doesn't like Sony tapes and to only use Panasonic and or JVC tapes. Great, my Sony deck doesn't like other brands other than Sony. Looks like I'm
Weird question, sorry. :)
by Beau Brotherton 12 years ago
Ok, I know that this is a very weird question, but I would love to hear anyone's opinion. I'm in the need for some good black shoes that are good for shooting weddings. I do a lot of running around an
Re: Weird question, sorry. :)
by Chris Baker 12 years ago
I use Merrel footware. Great sneaker like comfort and traction with a more professional look. The creative urge is the demon that will not accept anything second rate. -Agnes DeMille
The dreaded question....
by Chris Baker 12 years ago
Before I begin I did and have looked around at many, many different forums before asking and I am still at a loss. After my first failed business attempt I'm starting over. My experience has been mai
Re: The dreaded question....
by Chris Baker 12 years ago
I would absolutely love to do that, trust me, I have drooled over those cameras. Even more so after using the HPX 500. Problem is budget as I am in the process of restarting my business. If money fell
The right software??
by Chris Baker 12 years ago
So after a failed first attempt and learning from past mistakes I'm looking at restarting. Question is with what program In the past any accounting for small business software was clunky and difficul
Re: The right software??
by Chris Baker 12 years ago
Cool, thanks. I know you can get production organization software called Gorilla 4.0 through Apple but I'm not sure how good it is. Tried Quickbooks Pro and obviously I'm not a numbers kinda guy but
BNI...Any Success?
by Jeffrey Gould 12 years ago
I went to an open house for a BNI Networking event to attract new members. On paper it sounds good, the "group" refers you to potential clients that they meet in their everyday life and you have 20-30
Re: BNI...Any Success?
by Chris Baker 12 years ago
Ditto!! I was a member of BNI and one other group. With all the rules, fees, etc. the groups weren't worth it. The groups were also filled with people who wanted something for nothing. Everyone wanted
XL-H1 and Sony DSR40
by Chris Baker 12 years ago
In the coming weeks I will be purchasing the XL-H1 and shooting SD (at least to start). My question is this; I've heard and read that shooting with Sony Mini DVCAM tapes in other brands of cameras an
Graphics and Web
by Chris Baker 13 years ago
Very small graphics project in need of someone who knows Carrara or some other 3D program. We are doing two short web commercials for a small company and need logo work. There will be three variations
Re: Graphics and Web
by Clint Nitkiewicz Hernandez 13 years ago
Hey Chris, sounds like the perfect job for me. Email me back or call me anytime, thanks. Check out my work and my website at www.newelementproductions.com, Im good at cinema4d if you need a real nice
Tutorial Lost....
by Chris Baker 13 years ago
I had a tutorial from Boris and I must have accidently erased it so maybe I can find the answer here. In the tutotial the person used cylinders at about 50% wrap. Here's the tricky part, he somehow go
Re: Tutorial Lost....
by Chris Baker 13 years ago
So the friendly folks at Boris finally found it. I'm not crazy after all. http: www.studiodaily.com studiomonthly currentissue 8265.html
a matter of business organization
by Chris Baker 15 years ago
From a business standpoint how many use a Dayplanner or paper method to keep things organized or do you use a PDA and if so which one. I have been going back and forth for awhile now on which to use.
Re: a matter of business organization
by Chris Baker 15 years ago
Kinda funny as I did have an older Palm which the batteries didn't last at all. I figured the new ones would be better but from what I have been reading they don't last at all. I'm afraid I have read
Occurences
by Chris Baker 15 years ago
When we try to digitze we get the following: BatchDigitize - clip1 TOO SHORT - master 672, digitized 616 Batch Digitze Aborted. Media Discarded Error on clip Exception: DIG_VDM_OVERRUN So we thought i
Re: Occurences
by R. Hewitt 15 years ago
That's good news!
relinking projects to different drives
by Chris Baker 15 years ago
We have 4 Avid drives split into 2 and 2 F and G. What we want to do is "clean" F, problem is there is a small project on it. Can we just move it to G or will Avid not relink the project files to G Ca
Re: relinking projects to different drives
by Chris Magid 15 years ago
Actually...YES...just the move the contents of the OMFI folder on the drive you wish to clean...into the OMFI folder on the drive you will keep. There are two files which are called msmFMID and msmMMO
Looking for some thoughts...
by bas98 15 years ago
I'm a newbie in this whole videograpy racket, and I've got some simple, beginner questions. First of all, I record videos for my company. Not only do I record large events in conference rooms in hotel
Re: Looking for some thoughts...
by Chris Baker 15 years ago
I agree with all of the above! Equipment can help but overall its the experience, it pays to learn some from the pros, seminars, classes etc. FCP is definately a good choice for the price. You can do
DVCAM tape
by Chris Baker 15 years ago
Anyone know if its possible to recover footage that has been recorded over on Sony DV tape or am I just totally screwed
Re: DVCAM tape
by Chris Baker 15 years ago
Not that its good but its good to hear a story like that...makes me feel a bit better.
Peter Ralph
by Chris Baker 15 years ago
Thank You Peter!!!! I initially ordered the Vinten PRO-10 from B&H but after your suggestion of calling Kieth at TriVision I quickly canceled my order at B&H and ordered from TriVision and upgraded to
Re: Peter Ralph
by Chris Baker 15 years ago
I will always recommend Keith at TriVision!! Phenominal service and cheaper prices than B&H! Who woulda thought Most people always assume B&H has the cheapest prices but as I found out it wasn't the c
From a business point of view, can I justify the purchase of an Avid adrenaline instead od a FCP system? Discussion
by Samuel A. Martin 15 years ago
Hi everyone: I am not trying to start a discussion as to which one is best or does this better than the other. There are plenty of those out there. This is just a matter of business planning and clien
Re: From a business point of view, can I justify the purchase of an Avid adrenaline instead od a FCP system? Discussion
by Chris Baker 15 years ago
Sam, Yes the price diference is huge and I have my own stories of bad customer service. Its funny how you point out that Apple pointed fingers at others but I had the same experience with Avid. It jus
Grin
by Chris Baker 15 years ago
You had posted farther down and I had responded but figured you would see it up top.... Grin, You siad it perfectly in your first sentence! Going to school in the 90's Avid was IT. A production house
Re: Grin
by Chris Baker 15 years ago
Maybe I should be asking 'Which is good for what ' A liitle background first; While at Emerson learned on Media100 and early version of FCP, while interning I got to learn some on Avid. I have worked
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