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Chuck Purnell

Professional News and Entertainment Photographer for well known TV Station. Also owner of a small Music Video Production company. When I am not shooting, editing or producing, I like to travel, listen to music, dance and be creative!
Member Since:
February 5th 2006
247 Posts
100 posts
Location:
east coast
Can FCP X run successfully off a partitioned hard drive?
by Chuck Purnell 2 years ago
I am currently still using FCP7 with OS 10.8.5 (yes I know its very outdated) because I am still working on a few projects. I was thinking about partitioning my system drive and putting the latest OS
Re: Can FCP X run successfully off a partitioned hard drive?
by Patrick Donegan 2 years ago
I have been running my iMac 2011 with a 1 TB drive with 2 patrons for years. I did it because I still needed wanted FCP 7 running ... and yes, it is on Mountain Lion. I have each on a 500 GB partition
I've been asked to license my footage...
by Bill Petropoulos 9 years ago
I've been contacted by a producer from an out of state marketing agency that is interested in using some of my footage for an online video they\'re producing. I have never sold footage this way be
Re: I've been asked to license my footage...
by Chuck Purnell 3 years ago
I am in the same boat as the original poster of this thread. The producer that wants my footage is working on a TV show for a well known Cable TV Network and wanted 5-15 seconds of 2 clips I shot. The
Compressing down to a certain size - Apple Compressor
by Chuck Purnell 4 years ago
I need to submit some work and they are limiting work to be no larger than 300mb. One of my videos is just over 400mb and I have another one that is 1gb. I use a Youtube preset with my Matrox MX02 box
Re: Compressing down to a certain size - Apple Compressor
by Chuck Purnell 4 years ago
Thanks Ivan, I will give that a shot! Cre8tive Minds Entertainment, LLC
What OS X are you using with FCP 7?
by Chuck Purnell 6 years ago
I want to upgrade my iMac from Snow Leopard to a newer OS X but I want to still use FCP 7. I have read where one person is using FCP 7 successfully with Maverick but that is just one person and was ju
Re: What OS X are you using with FCP 7?
by Nick Price 6 years ago
Hi Chuck, i am using OS 10.8.4 (mountain lion) on a Mac Pro, and FCP7 works fine. It will depend on your machine though. Obviously do a backup and clean install. There will come a point where the app
Issue with a SDHC card...Content not seen on computer but seen in PB with camera!
by Chuck Purnell 6 years ago
I have a friend that is having an issue with a SDHC card he used with his camera on a recent shoot. Now I will say he did NOT use a DSLR camera but since most DSLR's need SD or Compact Flash cards, I
Re: Issue with a SDHC card...Content not seen on computer but seen in PB with camera!
by Chuck Purnell 6 years ago
Jonathan, He said it is a JVC GY-HD200. It could have something to do with the codecs. He might not have the correct codecs to read the files from the card. He's either using FCP or iMovie, I need to
Video clips from SD card now showing up on Macbook Pro
by Chuck Purnell 6 years ago
I am trying to help a friend of mine with an issue that has me puzzled. He used a JVC HD camera (model unknown at the moment). After his shoot, he said he put the SD card in his Macbook Pro and only a
Why is my footage coming out dark? Need Suggestions please!
by Chuck Purnell 7 years ago
I did a video shoot over the weekend inside the convention center in my city and everything looked good while I was shooting. Once I got the footage ingested in my computer at home and viewed it on my
Re: Why is my footage coming out dark? Need Suggestions please!
by Chuck Purnell 7 years ago
Steve, I did a re-shoot over the weekend and I kept the camera settings the same but this time I manually dialed in the White Balance instead of keeping it on Auto WB and I removed the amber gel from
iPhone 4S video to FCP 7
by Chuck Purnell 8 years ago
I have imported all my iPhone 4S videos into Aperture 3 (I know you can use iPhoto as well). Now I have my clips imported do I just drag them over to FCP Is there a way I can bring them over like a ba
Re: iPhone 4S video to FCP 7
by Chuck Purnell 7 years ago
I just cut a 35 minute movie with Final Cut Pro 7 and 98% of the footage came from my iPhone 4S. I used MPEG Streamclip to convert the footage. You can use Compressor but to me MPEG was faster. Keep i
Lens choice for shooting video indoors?
by Chuck Purnell 7 years ago
I have a shoot coming up next weekend where part of the shoot will take place inside a big arena and the other half will be outside. Just trying to get a gauge on what might be a good lens to use on t
Re: Lens choice for shooting video indoors?
by Brent Dunn 7 years ago
Using a wider lens, 24 mm or below, sometimes gives you a little fishy look and can make a clients face look fat. It's better to stay above 50mm for interviews. I would go below 2.8 for interviews. If
Clean audio is missing from recent video shoot!
by Chuck Purnell 7 years ago
am trying to figure out an issue with my audio. I shot an event the other night and I had the mixed audio from the board coming to the camera on Channel 1. I was wearing good headphones and could clea
Re: Clean audio is missing from recent video shoot!
by Chuck Purnell 7 years ago
I always found it faster to use MPEG Streamclip to convert clips. I do use Compressor for content I send to the web. Cre8tive Minds Entertainment, LLC
Where is my clean audio? SMH!
by Chuck Purnell 7 years ago
I am trying to figure out an issue with my audio. I shot an event the other night and I had the mixed audio from the board coming to the camera on Channel 1. I was wearing good headphones and could cl
Re: Where is my clean audio? SMH!
by Chuck Purnell 7 years ago
Okay I don't know what happened but I was able to find the good audio. Although I had audio from the board coming in Line level into Ch1 into the camera and ambient room sound coming in from the shotg
Exporting my work...file size is to small
by Chuck Purnell 8 years ago
I imported a 16.1 MP image into photoshop to do some editing. I just needed to remove an object. After I exported it, I noticed the image is now a 0.3 MP image!!! I cannot seem to figure out why the i
Re: Exporting my work...file size is to small
by Chuck Purnell 8 years ago
Never mind. I figured out how to select Image Size and resized the image to export as a larger image than it was. Cre8tive Minds Entertainment, LLC
Using Nikon D7000/Canon 5D Mark II for a performance shoot?
by Chuck Purnell 8 years ago
I have an annual shoot coming up next month where a client has hired me in the past to shoot their big event which is about 20 dance groups performing on stage for about 6-8 minutes each. This year I
Re: Using Nikon D7000/Canon 5D Mark II for a performance shoot?
by Chuck Purnell 8 years ago
Thats a good idea to just stock up on a bunch of cards. I just have to figure out about how many I would need for a 4 hour show! LOL! I plan to stop recording when each group leaves the stage to save
Tutorial on Converting 2D Photo into 3D with Apple Motion?
by Chuck Purnell 8 years ago
I am trying to find a online tutorial on how to make some 2D photos into 3D by using Photoshop and Motion 4. I have seen some videos on youtube but none explained the process but just showed the finis
Re: Tutorial on Converting 2D Photo into 3D with Apple Motion?
by Mark Spencer 8 years ago
http: www.box.com shared static e8tso4m0c0.mov and http: provideocoalition.com index.php smartin story animating_photoshop_layers_in_motion_redux -- Mark Spencer Freelance Producer Editor Motion Graph
Editing Nikon D7000 footage in FCP7
by Chuck Purnell 8 years ago
I experienced something weird tonight while trying to edit some footage shot with a Nikon D7000 in 720p 30 mode. When I opened the clips in the browser is played fine on my computer screen and on my e
Re: Editing Nikon D7000 footage in FCP7
by Chuck Purnell 8 years ago
I always use MPEG Stream Clip to convert my files. Mpeg Streamclip is a FREE download. You select Batch List from the top menu. Locate your SD card reader and select all your video files. Then choose
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Nasty sounding noise, static, buzz, from playback monitors
by Chuck Purnell 8 years ago
I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on what might be causing nasty sounding noise coming from my Behringer Truth monitors. I hear it while I am playing music or dialogue through them and I
Re: Nasty sounding noise, static, buzz, from playback monitors
by Chuck Purnell 8 years ago
I just found the problem! I have a 4 TB Caldigit Raid on my desk that is the closes to my right monitor speaker. When I unplugged the AC from the Hard drive all buzz, noise, and static went away. I pl
Interference or bad amp?
by Adam Bernardi 8 years ago
Hi all, I'm an editor and I've got a pair of Event ALP5 powered monitors that I use with an iMac when I need to bring a project home. I've got a weird problem. One speaker crackles and pops when conne
Re: Interference or bad amp?
by Chuck Purnell 8 years ago
I am currently having a very similar problem with my Macbook Pro and Behringer Truth Monitors..See my thread I posted yesterday. I am still troubleshooting the problem and have not narrowed it down ye
Using an External Mixer with my editing set up...
by Chuck Purnell 8 years ago
Is there a mixer of choice some of you would recommend to add to my editing set up I wouldn't need anything fancy or crazy expensive. I just want something to be able to control my playback monitors a
Re: Using an External Mixer with my editing set up...
by Chuck Purnell 8 years ago
Thanks for your input Wolf!! Cre8tive Minds Entertainment, LLC
Are you using an External Mixer to use with FCP/Garageband etc?
by Chuck Purnell 8 years ago
Is there a mixer of choice some of you would recommend to add to my editing set up I just want something to be able to control my playback monitors and to use with either Garageband or Soundtrack Pro
Footage from 2 cameras...One needs rendering
by Chuck Purnell 8 years ago
I recently wrapped editing on a fairly large project that was shot with a Panasonic HVX200 and a Canon XH-A1. Both cameras were set to shoot at 1080i 60. I normally edit with a ProRes setting but for
Re: Footage from 2 cameras...One needs rendering
by Chuck Purnell 8 years ago
Thanks Jerry but just to be clear once he transcodes the HDSLR footage to DVCPRO HD, then both cameras will be matched up and all he would have to do now is select the right sequence settings for his
RIP to my Powermac G5/ FCS on an iMac?
by Chuck Purnell 8 years ago
After having some ongoing problems with my workhorse the Powermac G5, I took it in to the Apple store today to get looked at because it wasn't even booting up. The issue had something to do with the m
Re: RIP to my Powermac G5/ FCS on an iMac?
by Chuck Purnell 8 years ago
Oh wow good to hear. Yea I just thought about the fact that I wouldn't have an option for an expansion card. Actually the only one I have in my current G5 is I upgraded the graphics card some time ago
Extending the length of a template
by Chuck Purnell 9 years ago
I am about to begin working on a project and I found a Motion template that I like but its only :13 long. The titles come on the screen at :10 and I need them to be on the screen for longer than :03.
Re: Extending the length of a template
by Chuck Purnell 9 years ago
@Dave Hmmmmm I didn't try that...I will experiment with your suggestions! Thanks!! Cre8tive Minds Entertainment, LLC
Quick Release System?
by Jonathan Ziegler 9 years ago
Hi all, I am looking for some recommendations for a quick release system. I build my own gear quite often, but I also use pre-built tripods and other gear (all different types and brands depending on
Re: Quick Release System?
by Chuck Purnell 9 years ago
Jason is that a RedRock Rig you have there Cre8tive Minds Entertainment, LLC
Sound Sweetening
by Chuck Purnell 9 years ago
Just finished watching the BTS footage on the "Unstoppable" Blu-Ray disc and there is a segment where Director Tony Scott, Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, and Rosario Dawson are sitting in a circle tal
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Re: Sound Sweetening
by Chuck Purnell 9 years ago
I just realized there was a Apple Soundtrack forum, so I will post there...Couldn't figure out how to delete this post from this forum though!
Squeeze Mode - Using a HVX with DVX100A
by Chuck Purnell 9 years ago
I have a friend that needs to do a 2 camera shoot. He owns a DVX100A and was going to borrow a friend's HVX200. He noticed both cameras had the squeeze option for 16:9 shooting. Is the HVX200 16:9 Nat
Re: Squeeze Mode - Using a HVX with DVX100A
by Chris Tompkins 9 years ago
You can only shoot SD to tape w the 200. SIDE CROP: Recorded in the regular 4:3 aspect ratio. The left and right edges of the image are cut. LETTER BOX: Recorded in the 16:9 aspect ratio. Black bands
Precise Camera Moves
by Chuck Purnell 9 years ago
I can't remember if I read about this here on the COW or watched it in a video tutorial somewhere but I can't remember which "F" key does this but when you set a place on your timeline where you want
Re: Precise Camera Moves
by Sacha Thomas 9 years ago
in Motion 3 I was able to record the framing "feature" (I say "feature" b c based on Mark's tutorial, there is a bonafide framing behavior in Motion 4...I haven't used version 4) by clicking the "f" k
Greenscreen...talent placement
by Chuck Purnell 9 years ago
Is there a rule of thumb of how far your talent should be from the screen when doing greenscreen work Is 6 feet enough or should it be more than that I will be shooting in a large room so If I need to
Re: Greenscreen...talent placement
by Chuck Purnell 9 years ago
There is a place in Philly called Webbcam. They sell mostly photography equipment but they have some nice backgrounds for video or photography needs You can get the background stands with cross bar th
Green screen lighting
by Chuck Purnell 9 years ago
Someone recently posted a question here in this forum about what lights should they use for greenscreen work and someone replied with an assortment of Kino Flos 4 banks and 2 banks - a total of four o
Re: Green screen lighting
by Mark Suszko 9 years ago
Todd's solution is the best way to go. But you can also try bouncing the 1k's off of a white reflector board on to the green. The issues that arise include the forest of grip gear that will start to a
How to light this look...
by Chuck Purnell 9 years ago
Based on the example I am providing Do you have any suggestions on how I can achieve a similar look that is in this video with the blue and green "Black light" kind of look. I want to know what kind o
Re: How to light this look...
by Mark Suszko 9 years ago
I think some of this can be done in post by applying a tri-tone filter; Boris used to have a great one. Some of it you can do on-set with just heavily-gelled lights and some planning in what the folks
Lighting a Nightclub...
by Chuck Purnell 9 years ago
Anybody ever light a nightclub along with the existing club lights (lasers, disco lights, etc ) I am in the early planning stages for shooting a music video and the treatment will call for a scene to
Re: Lighting a Nightclub...
by Chuck Purnell 9 years ago
Would something like this be overkill to use in a nightclub type shoot Light balloons can provide a good coverage of soft light but I have never used them before. I started to post a link to show you
Lighting for Music Videos
by Chuck Purnell 9 years ago
I would love to have access to information or lighting diagrams of various setups for music videos. I watch a lot of videos and try to figure out what was used or I go on youtube and watch behind the
Wireless Audio
by Chuck Purnell 9 years ago
I have an event coming up in November that I have just been offered the job of shooting. This will be my 4th time shooting in this arena. Every single time I shoot there, there is always issues with m
Re: Wireless Audio
by Chuck Purnell 9 years ago
Terry, I am going to print your post and take it to my pre production meeting and explain to those guys exactly what I need to make this work! Thank you sharing your advice and suggestions!! Cre8tive
Storage Recovery company???
by Chuck Purnell 9 years ago
I hope I am posting this question in the right forum. Is there a company that has the tools to recover content from a disc I know my chances are very slim to none but I am reaching right now!!! I have
Re: Storage Recovery company???
by Bob Zelin 9 years ago
http: www.datasaversllc.com
I need advice compressing 1280x720 footage
by Chuck Purnell 9 years ago
I studied the forums here on Creative Cow and watched YouTube videos on how to set up Apple's Compressor for great results with compressing HD video and I am not happy with my end result! All my graph
Best way to import 150 pics for slideshow?
by Chuck Purnell 10 years ago
Is there an easier way of importing 150 pics into Motion instead importing each pic one by one I am about to start a project where i need to make a slide show with 150 pictures. Can I import from iPho
Re: Best way to import 150 pics for slideshow?
by Chuck Purnell 10 years ago
Mike, Do you create the quicktime movie of your images with QT PRO then import that movie file into Motion and then follow the directions you listed If you use QT PRO are you using the still image seq
Exporting project with 3 cameras from Motion...
by Chuck Purnell 10 years ago
Just completed my project and I used 3 cameras in my project. Why when I exported, I am seeing the view from one camera's perspective That particular camera was not selected when I exported. Do I need
Re: Exporting project with 3 cameras from Motion...
by Jim Johnson 10 years ago
Howdy, The topmost enabled camera (i.e. not turned off) in the Layers List or Timeline on any given frame is considered the "active" camera. This allows for cuts between cameras, but it also means you
Using photos...
by Chuck Purnell 10 years ago
I created a slide show in Motion 3. Some of the pics come onto the screen and sit there full screen and others I have behaviors attached allowing them to slide across the screen. The ones that move ha
Re: Using photos...
by Arnie Schlissel 10 years ago
try turning on the motion blur for this Motion project. Arnie Post production is not an afterthought! http: www.arniepix.com
Panasonic AG-HPG20 P2 Card Reader
by Chuck Purnell 10 years ago
I shot a project at work but decided to edit it at home. I have the AGHPG20 handheld P2 card reader. The Pansonic guy our company uses told me that the reader will act just like a Hard drive when I se
Re: Panasonic AG-HPG20 P2 Card Reader
by Steve Eisen 10 years ago
You can not natively go back to P2 card from FCP. Raylight will allow you to do this. Premiere CS4 can create a P2 file but can not write the file back onto on the P2 card. If you had an HD capture ca
Panasonic HPX2000...Dark B-roll at night
by Chuck Purnell 10 years ago
As of early June, I have started shooting with the Panasonic HPX2000 P2 Camera. I shoot News and I work at night. I noticed that I always have to bump up the gain to see what I am shooting. When I fir
Re: Panasonic HPX2000...Dark B-roll at night
by Chuck Purnell 10 years ago
Well I heard about one of the other TV stations in the market had Panasonic send them some sort of software that they were able to download to their camera (they shoot with the same P2 camera) because
How to smooth lines and edges?
by Chuck Purnell 10 years ago
I have some images where I got rid of the background and kept the foreground. Now I need to smooth the lines and edges and can't seem to find the right tool that will do this. I thought the Blur tool
Re: How to smooth lines and edges?
by Matt Sepeta 10 years ago
You are going to want to start over. There are a few ways to extract a foreground, but I like using the pen tool to create a path, turn it to a selection, then go to selection-refine edge. Mess around
Recording Live Audio - video production shoot
by Chuck Purnell 11 years ago
I have a video shoot this weekend with 2 cameras. One will be locked down on a tripod and the other will roaming. I want to run a wireless to the roaming camera and possibly send a 2nd wireless to the
Re: Recording Live Audio - video production shoot
by Bill Davis 11 years ago
Chuck, Your post is a bit hard to understand. You don't actually describe the shoot. Are you recording a music performance A play Essentially, you need to place a mic or mics wherever the sound is gen
Compressor Droplets
by Chuck Purnell 11 years ago
Is there a reason why my Droplets that I created with FCStudio won't work in FCS2 I tried to compress some footage for the web last night and when I dragged my file to the droplet, it did nothing. So
Re: Compressor Droplets
by Daniel Low 11 years ago
After you make the Droplet, look inside it (right click, Show Package Contents) and find the Settings folder in Resources. In there drag your setting file onto TextEdit. ______________________________
How to blend 2 images?
by Chuck Purnell 11 years ago
What I am asking is probably pretty simple to do but I can't remember how to do it because I don't use Photoshop that often. I have 2 photos. I want to use one as the background. The other I already c
Re: How to blend 2 images?
by Richard Harrington 11 years ago
FWIW There is a basics forum... although this really is a question that the help menu in the app would have solvedRichard M. Harrington, PMP Author: Photoshop for Video, Understanding Adobe Photoshop,
How to set up Photoshop to make webpage?
by Chuck Purnell 12 years ago
I was fooling around with photoshop over the weekend and wanted to make my own custom background for my Myspace page. When I opened PS, I selected NEW and then for the PRESET I selected 8x10. I procee
Re: How to set up Photoshop to make webpage?
by Richard Harrington 12 years ago
You need to make a seamless pattern as myspace varies... plenty of tutorials onlineRichard M. Harrington, PMP Author: Photoshop for Video, Understanding Adobe Photoshop, and ATS:iWork
Trying to export project as a Jpeg file...
by Chuck Purnell 12 years ago
So I imported 2 pictures and edited them the way I wanted the final to look which meant I needed to cut the background out of one picture and replace with the background with picture #2. That much I u
Re: Trying to export project as a Jpeg file...
by Darby Edelen 12 years ago
Vincent Rosati "I'm thinking you might have allowed Photoshop to be the default viewer for JPEG files, on your system. I'm not sure how to change this setting on a Mac." On Mac OS X, Photoshop claims
Trying to export project as a Jpeg file...
by Chuck Purnell 12 years ago
So I imported 2 pictures and edited them the way I wanted the final to look which meant I needed to cut the background out of one picture and replace with the background with picture #2. That much I u
Re: Trying to export project as a Jpeg file...
by Richard Harrington 12 years ago
FIle Save for PSD File Save for Web for JPEG
Having issues with layers
by Chuck Purnell 12 years ago
I imported a picture that I edited and removed the background with no problem. Now I want to replace the background with something else. I imported another picture to use as the background but I canno
Re: Having issues with layers
by Vincent Rosati 12 years ago
Once you have both images opened in Photoshop, simply drag the "new" background layer from the Layers palette onto your masked image. This will create a second layer in your masked image file. Than, r
How to smooth edges after cut has been made
by Chuck Purnell 12 years ago
What do I need to do or what tool is best to use to smooth edges I took a picture and already cut the background away leaving only what I needed. Now I want to go over that section and make the edges
Re: How to smooth edges after cut has been made
by John Negoita 10 months ago
You can use the Refine Edge to smooth the edges. Or you can use this smooth edge Photoshop action https: www.photoshopsupply.com actions smooth-edges-photoshop-action-free
APPLE COMPRESSOR taking a really long time to compress!!!
by Chuck Purnell 12 years ago
I have a 3 minute video that I just compressed the other night and it took less than 20 minutes to compress. I had to make a revision to the video and now when I try to compress it, it says its going
Re: APPLE COMPRESSOR taking a really long time to compress!!!
by Nate Boston 12 years ago
Nothing. There is nothing else you can do. Just let Compressor do it's thing. A lot of times it will estimate 4 hours, but in reality only take 30 minutes. Make sure don't have anything else running o
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