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Craig McGillivray

Member Since:
August 29th 2007
27 Posts
Deep Depth of Field
by Brad Fulton 9 years ago
This might be a stupid question, but I've done so many google searches that have the terms "depth of field" and "dslr" in them that the only results I get are people trying to achieve the SHALLOW DoF
Re: Deep Depth of Field
by Joseph W. Bourke 9 years ago
It may be a creative choice - does Citizen Kane ring a bell http: en.wikipedia.org wiki Gregg_Toland Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
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Craig McGillivray liked this 9 years ago
Lighting Steve Jobs
by Craig McGillivray 9 years ago
Can someone help settle a discussion argument for me I'm doing a lot of Corp Event Video. The LD always uses tungsten for the fron and backlight of people on stage. Whenever we have a wide shot that i
Re: Lighting Steve Jobs
by Craig McGillivray 9 years ago
Won't that change all the graphics that get projected
Import problem from NXCAM
by Craig McGillivray 9 years ago
I received an SD card from a clients Sony NX5U. When I look at it with L&T in FCP 7.0.3 I see two clips. One is 12secs long, the other is 1hr 51min. The 12 sec clip comes in fine and when converted gi
Re: Import problem from NXCAM
by Craig McGillivray 9 years ago
I'll post what I find after the tests, but it looked like the camera would write a new clip after 12min, but was managing to not drop any frames. I'll have to poke around the NXCAM forum, and see if t
io analog audio problem
by Jeremy Cole 10 years ago
I suddenly am not able to capture analog audio to FCP 6.06. I am running snow leopard on a MACBOOK Pro 2.55. The audio appears not be there and then after rewinding the BetaSP deck, the audio suddenly
Re: io analog audio problem
by Craig McGillivray 10 years ago
I had this happen when I was using VoiceOver Tool. Call AJA support, talk to Tony, he walked me through a fix.
serial numbers
by Craig McGillivray 11 years ago
Things have gotten confused in my little studio. The idiot in charge of reinstalling FCP on two machines(let's call him me), tried to save a little time and cloned the OS and FCP to machine A, FCS3 up
Re: serial numbers
by Craig McGillivray 11 years ago
thank you sir. You just saved me hours of time eating bowls of crow. -c
HMC150 to DVD SP footage looks like VHS help?
by Lance Clark 11 years ago
I need some serious HMC150 advice. I just shot a wedding 720p 30fps and logged and transfered in FCP. Footage is wrapped in Apple ProRes 422. when i send to compressor and use "best 90 minute" the foo
Re: HMC150 to DVD SP footage looks like VHS help?
by Craig McGillivray 11 years ago
turn on frame controls in the inspector in Compressor, it helps with the resize. You're never going to get 'sweet looking HD', because you're making a Standard Def DVD, but turning on frame controls,
IOHD sound issues.
by Craig McGillivray 11 years ago
I just installed the newest drivers for my IOHD, and did the firmware update. I'm getting some random behavior in FCP, QT player, and Motion. Suddenly the sound is looping, like a feedback loop that k
Re: IOHD sound issues.
by Craig McGillivray 11 years ago
That worked for a while. It's back.I'm gonna call aja.
HDV Pro Res
by Leonardo De Mai 11 years ago
Somebody have the same problems : When I try to capture with Sony HDV-1500 in Apple Pro Res 422(HQ) after about 20 minutes the FCP crash
Re: HDV Pro Res
by Craig McGillivray 11 years ago
Leonardo google "Pros Res, A Closer Look". Gary Adcock's helpful paper on all things Pro Res. HQ is way overkill for HDV
Best Practices: Formatting the HDD Storage Module
by Angela Cheng 11 years ago
After backing up the clips from the HDD Storage Module, is it possible (and are there any advantages) to removing the media from from the HDD while it's still connected to the computer, rather than fo
Re: Best Practices: Formatting the HDD Storage Module
by Craig McGillivray 11 years ago
Hey Angela, are you using my 4 KiPro in India If this is you would you mind sending me your thoughts on them when you're done Hopefully see you in febuary in Long Beach, uh, if this is the same Angela
AJA iO HD > FCP > FW400 Drive?
by John Wise 11 years ago
Hi, all. I have searched the Cow but haven't found an answer to this question: Can I edit HD Prores on Dual 2.2 Macbook Pro (2GB ram) with an AJA iO HD unit connected to the Firewire 800 port and the
Re: AJA iO HD > FCP > FW400 Drive?
by Craig McGillivray 11 years ago
Th short answer is no. AFAK your MBP only has one FW bus. IO HD uses this. From the AJA FAQ: Q: Can I use Firewire storage with my Io HD A: Yes you can however only if you install a PCIe Firewire card
avchd on G5?
by Craig McGillivray 12 years ago
I've been looking at posts, maybe too many now, and I can't find a definitive answer on whether I can edit footage from the HMC-150 on my G5. I keep running into posts where someone says, 'yeah, but y
Re: avchd on G5?
by Craig McGillivray 12 years ago
thanks
preview P2 footage on PC
by Craig McGillivray 12 years ago
help please. This weekend I'm shooting a bunch of interviews for French TV. We're shooting SD 576 50i, on an HPX500. Originally we were using a PC laptop to dump the cards as they filled up. Copying t
Re: preview P2 footage on PC
by Craig McGillivray 12 years ago
P2 viewer. downloading it now
Anyone know of a good production insurance resource?
by David Ghast 12 years ago
Is there a good site that explains the insurance situation in small productions Some of the questions Im having trouble finding answers to are: 1. I rent a house for a few days, does the rental owner'
Re: Anyone know of a good production insurance resource?
by Craig McGillivray 12 years ago
I use these guys for production insurance: Complex Corporation 535 Stevenson St. San Francisco, CA 94103 (415) 864-8123 (415) 864-8726 fax worth every penny.
Cloning my system from G5 to MacPro
by Craig McGillivray 12 years ago
I just got upgraded here at the studio from a Dual 2.7GHZ G5 to a quadcore MacPro. I want to use SuperDuper to clone the system and move it to the MacPro. SuperDuper's manual says: "Note Don t use Sup
Re: Cloning my system from G5 to MacPro
by Craig McGillivray 12 years ago
These are not the answers I was looking for. But not unexpected. Better to spend a day getting it right, than a week of trouble shooting. Thanks for the confirmation.
Decklink Extreme, analog audio in stopped working
by Craig McGillivray 12 years ago
Howdy, I have a dual 2.7Ghz G5 with a Decklink Extreme card. It's always been fine for getting BetaSP in and out of it. We've been using the system lately for lots of DVCAM material with a Sony DSR 15
Re: Decklink Extreme, analog audio in stopped working
by Craig McGillivray 12 years ago
thanks Dan. I did that first(should of posted that, sorry). When I have the sound prefs open I can't see any input, even a Q-box tone generator straight into the XLR. I'm probably gonna try and reseat
Capture just audio?
by Craig McGillivray 13 years ago
I'm tryin to get audio into my system from an old cassette deck. I go into a mixer, then line level out of the mixer into Decklink Extreme XLRs. I'm trying to capture in FCP using Log and Capture 'Cap
Re: Capture just audio?
by jason levy 13 years ago
You have to feed it some video even if you will not capture it in order to capture audio.. Try hooking up a camera or some other source of video to the video input. good luck. jason
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