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Chris Bryan

Member Since:
January 31st 2007
74 Posts
Contacted to License my footage
by Chris Bryan 4 years ago
Hello, I've been contacted by a company to license some old footage I shot of the Hay Adams Hotel in Washington DC for a wedding. The company wants to use exterior shots of the hotel for a feature fil
Re: Contacted to License my footage
by Chris Bryan 4 years ago
Well DC, is a two hour drive for me, so I'd probably charge $800-$1000.00. I don't think that's really an accurate way to price this as I've already shot the footage, been paid for it and done the wor
Compressor 3.5 will not create DVD
by Chris Bryan 9 years ago
Hello, I've been successfully using Compressor to burn Blu-Rays and DVDs with simple menus for the past year now and I have been very happy with the results. I just got a new mac and installed my copy
Re: Compressor 3.5 will not create DVD
by Michael Gissing 9 years ago
Even after a fresh install, it is worth repairing permissions. Also try Digital Rebellions Compressor repair- http: www.digitalrebellion.com compressorrepair
Compressor 3.5 gets hung up when creating DVD
by Chris Bryan 9 years ago
Hello, I just upgraded to a new iMac Quad Core 2.93 GHZ Intel Core i7 computer with 16 gb of ram. I was expecting to see a huge speed difference over my previous imac. The issue I am running into is i
Re: Compressor 3.5 gets hung up when creating DVD
by Chris Bryan 9 years ago
When the encoding process nears completion a DVD icon appears in my dock, when I mouse over it, it says "create disc" Keep in mind I am actually creating the DVD from Compressor, I select the option f
Canada Visa to shoot wedding?
by Chris Bryan 9 years ago
Hello, I've been approached by a couple to shoot their wedding in Calgary. I've heard stories from people in other fields who have been hired to do work in Canada and got into some trouble for not set
Re: Canada Visa to shoot wedding?
by Chris Bryan 9 years ago
I need a minimum of 4 bags of gear to properly shoot a wedding.
Zoom H4N Attenuator
by Chris Bryan 9 years ago
What is everyone using for an attenuator for the H4N I record audio directly out of soundboards at weddings via 1 4 inch cable or rca cable and the audio always clips and sounds horrible. I've been us
Re: Zoom H4N Attenuator
by Dave Haynie 9 years ago
You gotta love the gear specs... everyone picks their own favorite units. I'll try to explain how I figured out what to do.. at least what works for me. The spec for a consumer line-level output... wh
Burning Blu-Ray
by Chris Bryan 10 years ago
Hey everyone, I am a wedding videographer and I just made the jump to HD, now I have to produce my first batch of Blu-Ray discs! I thought it would be easy but it's not! I edit on FCP7. Generally I ad
Re: Burning Blu-Ray
by Dave Haynie 10 years ago
I think the real issue would be authoring BDs, not just burning them. That's technically possible in Toast, but not something that would produce professional quality wedding discs. Looks fairly simila
FCP7 to Adobe Encore CS4
by Chris Bryan 10 years ago
Hello, I'm just wondering if it's possible to export a file from FCP7 to burn a Blu-Ray using Adobe Encore CS4. I'm looking for a pretty basic disc with chapter menus that include chapter titles. If i
Re: FCP7 to Adobe Encore CS4
by Chris Bryan 10 years ago
Hi guys, Sorry if I'm not being clear. I've never used Adobe Encore before. I have a project that I am exporting from FCP7 and I'd like to use Encore to burn that file to a Blu-Ray disc with chapter m
Blu-Ray Creation
by Chris Bryan 10 years ago
Hello, I am trying to create a Blu-Ray disc from a 1 hour wedding edit. I am using the share function in FCP7. It has been an extremely frustrating process and I'm hoping somebody here can help me out
Re: Blu-Ray Creation
by Chris Bryan 10 years ago
Is Toast really more versatile I'm new to both the Share feature and Toast. From what I can tell in toast I can't have the chapter menu titles that I set in FCP show up, they just show up as numbers,
Burn a Region 4 DVD
by Chris Bryan 10 years ago
Hello, I am in North America and have been asked by a couple if I can burn a copy of their wedding DVD for family in South America (Region 4). My question is, is it possible to burn a DVD for a differ
Re: Burn a Region 4 DVD
by Noah Kadner 10 years ago
Right- do nothing special. It will play region 4 unless you make it specifically not play region 4- that's the default. Noah Check out my book: RED: The Ultimate Guide to Using the Revolutionary Camer
Over 4 Hour DVD
by Chris Bryan 11 years ago
Hello, I am wrapping up editing a Hindu wedding that I shot over the course of two days. The final edited product is going to be about 4.5 - 5 hours long. Will it be possible to fit this on a DVD I th
Re: Over 4 Hour DVD
by Noah Kadner 11 years ago
Yeah it kind of depends on some factors- number one is this a dual layer disc and also what can you live with in terms of lowered video quality. At 5 hours on a dual layer Compressor can look pretty d
DVD Presentation Cases
by Chris Bryan 11 years ago
Hello, I am looking to take my DVD Presentation Cases to the next level. I am a wedding videographer and my package includes 3 fully edited DVDs as well as all of the raw footage on DVD. I am interest
Re: DVD Presentation Cases
by Steve Eisen 11 years ago
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Wedding Live Feed
by Chris Bryan 11 years ago
Hello, I've had a bride request that I set up a live feed for a relative that's in a hospital and can't attend the wedding. I've read about videographers offering this service but have never done so m
Re: Wedding Live Feed
by Matt Townley 11 years ago
UStream might be another option. It offers a lot more flexibility than iChat and is not platform or software dependent. You could even embed the player into a branded website that you made for the bri
camera light
by Tom Lee 11 years ago
Anyone here has experience with this camera light http: www.wldstudio.com Products LBPS1800.html
Re: camera light
by Chris Bryan 11 years ago
I use this one: http: www.bhphotovideo.com bnh controller home O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=542007&is=REG&addedTroughType=Referred+Search and I've seen other videographers using it as well. The casi
New to the business. Question about lavalier systems.
by Sebastian Alvarez 11 years ago
I'm trying to get into the event videography business, and I need to buy a lavalier system. I'm confused by the choices I have just from going through the B&H section on them. There seems to be VHF an
Re: New to the business. Question about lavalier systems.
by Chris Bryan 11 years ago
Great question, Audio is something I am always working to improve and Lavalier systems are something that I really don't understand!
Wedding Band Audio
by Chris Bryan 11 years ago
Hello everyone, I have a question about methods for getting decent audio from a reception with a band. I prefer working with DJs because then I can edit the dancing to an aiff file of the appropriate
Re: Wedding Band Audio
by Chris Bryan 11 years ago
Hey Philip, Thanks for the tip! I ended up buying the Alesis Pro which is very similar to the Zoom HD, it's a little cheaper though and records directly into my iPod. I made the mistake of hooking rig
LED Lights
by Chris Bryan 12 years ago
Hello everyone, I'm in the market for an inexpensive camera mounted light. I was looking around B&H when I came across some LEDs. Does anyone have any experience with these If so any particular model
Re: LED Lights
by Chris Bryan 12 years ago
Just to follow up, I ended up buying the LitePanels Micro LED light for $300 from B&H. I must say that it is totally worth the price and it has saved my butt a few times already. The gels that it come
How can i get my DVC Pro 720 24p Footage to playback smooth in Final Cut Pro 6???
by Tony Velez 12 years ago
Hi, this is my first time Working with and Editing HD Footage in Final Cut Pro. Here is the system im editing on. A Brand New Macbook Pro 2.5ghz, Core 2 Duo, 4GB Ram, 200GB 7200rpm Internal Hard Drive
Re: How can i get my DVC Pro 720 24p Footage to playback smooth in Final Cut Pro 6???
by Chris Bryan 12 years ago
I have the same issue playing 720p files in fcp. It's nearly impossible to edit. The timeline gets hung up on every transition and moving clips around takes FOREVER. Imac 2.4ghz intel core 2 duo with
DVX100 Stopped Recording
by Chris Bryan 12 years ago
Has anyone run into this issue I shot a wedding yesterday. I always shoot with two cameras, one that I operate and the other, a stationary camera mounted on a tripod with a wide angle shot so that I h
Re: DVX100 Stopped Recording
by Chris Bryan 12 years ago
I'll look into those settings, thanks. One last thing. The last thing in the shot on the second camera at about 12 minutes in, is the bride and groom reaching the end of the aisle. Also in part of the
Sluggish Timeline in FCP 6.0
by Chris Bryan 12 years ago
Hello, I"m running into an issue editing footage in FCP 6. Viewing edits in the timeline is extremely sluggish and sometimes unresponsive. This happens with two types of footage: Quicktime: 960X540 un
Re: Sluggish Timeline in FCP 6.0
by Chris Bryan 12 years ago
Thanks for all the advice, but I think my point is being missed. I am editing footage that is from the web. So my source footage is 960x540. There is no scaling being done in fcp. I work with a ton of
Microphones
by Chris Bryan 12 years ago
I'm pretty new to this camera, but I just picked one up and I want to set myself up with a decent shotgun mic and a wireless lav. Any recommendations I'd like to stay under $300 if possible. Thanks.
Re: Microphones
by Chris Bryan 12 years ago
It tells me that the iRiver is no longer a viable option, however there are other devices that will do the trick. I posted them here, so that other people in a similar situation to myself will not was
Second Camera
by Chris Bryan 12 years ago
Hello, I've got a Panasonic DVX100b that I use to shoot weddings. I use two cameras during the ceremony so that I have something to cut to. Right now I'm renting the second camera, but that's costing
Re: Second Camera
by Jim Crowley 12 years ago
I just bought my beatiful AG-DVX100B also and have the same concerns. You already know not to look for a used camcorder. Remember you already bought an AG-DVX100B with some stuff added. So you'll just
advice for web and dvd content
by trevor fife 12 years ago
I really need some advice regarding optimization of material intened for web and dvd. so, my source materials are dvx100b shot in 24p mode and telecined transfer of 16mm film. I'm trying to figure out
Re: advice for web and dvd content
by Chris Bryan 12 years ago
I'm not sure why you'd have to worry about interlacing with the dvx 100 24p footage. That should be progressive already isn't it For stuff to look good on the web I export using h264 at 15 fps with a
Panasonic DVX 100B quality problems
by Carla Cameron 12 years ago
Hello, I am using the Panasonic DVX 100B to shoot videos for work. I make small documentaries and will be soon shooting one hour plus docs. My trouble is that when I play the programs back on the TV ;
Re: Panasonic DVX 100B quality problems
by Chris Bryan 12 years ago
Are you shooting in progressive or interlaced mode Your plasma screen is probably progressive, so if you shot in interlaced mode I could see there being some degradation of quality. We shoot on a dvx1
Viewing Audio Waveforms FCP6
by Simon Hustings 13 years ago
Hi, I'm encountering a problem with FCP6 when trying to view the audio waveform on the timeline and in the Viewer. I have "Show Audio Waveforms" selected for the sequence, but it'll still only show ra
Re: Viewing Audio Waveforms FCP6
by Chris Bryan 13 years ago
I just had a similar problem when I moved up from FCP 4.5 to FCP 5. I was using a project that I had started in 4.5 and I couldn't get the audio waveforms to show up. Turned out that somehow my wavefo
JVC Camcorder won't play Tape Recorded on Sony DSR-40
by Chris Bryan 13 years ago
Hello, I am doing a reel for someone who had a beta tape that I needed to transfer to MinidDV to use. Since I don't have a beta deck at home I had to use the one at work. So I recorded the clip to Min
Re: JVC Camcorder won't play Tape Recorded on Sony DSR-40
by Chris Borjis 13 years ago
another thing that can cause problems between DV decks is recording in LP mode. this should never be done since it will likely only playback properly from the deck that recorded it and you could get
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