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Dan Asselin

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January 25th 2006
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Business and Marketing FAQ
by Dan Asselin 9 years ago
Hi Ron; First a bit of history. A few months back I floated an idea to create an FAQ for the Business and Marketing forum. As always the Cow was very receptive and a page was created. However, despite
The Ultimate Zelin Post
by Dan Asselin 10 years ago
Hey folks I have found the ultimate Bob Zelin post at http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 17 868916 Please do what you can to get as many people as possible to read it and somehow preserve it for fu
Re: The Ultimate Zelin Post
by Dan Asselin 10 years ago
Thanks Tim; I rated it 5 Cows but wasn't presented with the other 2 options. Is there some way of grouping the truly brilliant posts in 1 spot so that they aren't lost Simply adding this to the search
new to the freelancing game
by Ryan Carroll 10 years ago
Hey all, After being laid off b c of the recession, I decided to go into business for my self freelancing post-production services and scriptwriting. I'm just looking for any tips or what to look for
Re: new to the freelancing game
by Dan Asselin 10 years ago
Bob I really believe this post should be placed at the top of the Business forum and be required reading before you are allowed in. Thanks
Thinking about what Bob Zelin said...
by Ronald Lindeboom 10 years ago
In the thread just below, Bob Zelin made a comment regarding how the leadership of the COW must be nervous seeing everyone collapsing around them. (Or something to that effect.) It's actually a pretty
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Re: Thinking about what Bob Zelin said...
by Tim Kolb 10 years ago
Bob Cole " The American automobile industry obviously DID NOT READ THAT BOOK." Microsoft did...it's one of that company's guiding principles. Cannibalize your own markets...because someone is going t
Music Irony
by Dan Asselin 10 years ago
Because of the many conversations that have been held on this forum regarding music rights I thought everyone would find this interesting. Please note that the article starts half-way down the page fo
Re: Music Irony
by Ronald Lindeboom 10 years ago
Great article, Dan. Thanks for pointing to it. It really does show the hypocrisy of humanity, doesn't it The longer I live on this globe, the more I scratch my head in befuddlement at the way in which
DVD Encoding Question
by Dan Asselin 10 years ago
Hi; Sorry if this is a very basic question but here goes. A few years ago when I started authoring discs for companies the advice I got was to not encode above 5.5 mbs sec because many DVD players wer
Re: DVD Encoding Question
by Dan Asselin 10 years ago
Thanks Hugh
Abraham Please See
by Dan Asselin 10 years ago
Abraham please look at this post I made today http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 1 856904 It's a little bit down the feedback forum so it could easily be missed. Besides, if anything is done with t
Re: Abraham Please See
by Dan Asselin 10 years ago
I agree in your perception of the "forced" part of this equation but thought I would mention it as a possibilty. I think that the more important idea is to differentiate from the standard search engin
no info, no answer
by David Roth Weiss 10 years ago
Dear Very Big Cows, This little Cow has a little gripe and a little idea for a fix that could be helped-along by a short Tim, Ron, or Kathlyn feature on the subject of, "Helping Cow Leaders to Better
Re: no info, no answer
by Dan Asselin 10 years ago
David and Ron what about this. Whenever I make a post to ask a question the 3 headings that come up are, of course, Name, E-Mail Address and Subject. Do you think it would be possible to add a "Search
Douglas Spotted Eagle
by Dan Asselin 10 years ago
Hi; Does anyone have an update on Douglas's condition after his skydiving accident In closing I would once again like to say thank you to the many people at the Cow who invest time in helping others g
Re: Douglas Spotted Eagle
by Ronald Lindeboom 10 years ago
Regarding Douglas Spotted Eagle: Douglas is healing up and has had major injuries that required doctors to use incredible skill to put the poor guy back into working shape. From what we hear, he is re
Did you hear??
by Nick Griffin 10 years ago
Been checking the TV news lately. Did you hear that something's happened to Michael Jackson I sure wish local, national and cable TV here would provide some of the details.
Re: Did you hear??
by Dan Asselin 10 years ago
It's threads like this that make me miss the "Discrete Edit*rs" forum :)
"Maker's" vs. "Manager's" schedules
by Timothy J. Allen 10 years ago
Wondering when to hold your production meetings Are you a Production Manager that's having a hard time figuring out when to schedule your staff for meetings Here's some food for thought... http: www.p
Re: "Maker's" vs. "Manager's" schedules
by Dan Asselin 10 years ago
Tim; We can take this one step further and look at the telephone as the great destroyer of creative inertia. Giving people your e-mail address as their only means of contacting you doesn't work so I h
How do export a 2 hours timeline to Encore
by Sergio Barrozo 10 years ago
Today I was working in a timeline with 2 hours and 14 minutes of duration, and when I tried to export to Encore, as I chose NTSC medium quality for export, appeared a message saying I had to lower the
Re: How do export a 2 hours timeline to Encore
by Dan Asselin 10 years ago
As you have already figured out you don't do it in encore. You open Nero and go to "burn image to disc" then click on the image you created, choose how many copies you want to make and keep feeding yo
Leaders Profiles
by Dan Asselin 10 years ago
Hi Guys; Just saw the profile for Cow Leader Tom Wolsky. While very impressive I think it is in need of an update. It needn't be a work of art but I am sure that Tom would appreciate it. Thanks for ev
Re: Leaders Profiles
by Dan Asselin 10 years ago
You're welcome Ron. All the best; Dan
Networking issue
by David Roth Weiss 10 years ago
I've run two runs of cat-6 cable in my home, each about 100ft, and it seems that neither my cable modem nor my router are sending a signal strong enough to establish an internet connection on either o
Re: Networking issue
by Dan Asselin 10 years ago
I think you are right. We have done connectors before and it is really easy to mess up. Good Luck
Greenish tint.
by Dan Asselin 10 years ago
Hi; I'm working with flouresents of 5,000K and unknown CRI. Not surprisingly I have a greenish tinge to my footage. The problem is that there seems to be no way I can eliminate it on Premiere that I f
Re: Greenish tint.
by Dan Asselin 10 years ago
I guess the old rule "never assume" always app;ies. Thanks again Dan
Gifts That Give
by Dan Asselin 10 years ago
In these difficult times it is important we share cost-saving tips whenever possible. For instance my son has been bugging me for a portable DVD player for his car. With his birthday coming up I went
Slowing Down
by Stephen Smith 11 years ago
Is it just me or does it feel like less questions are getting asked in the last two months or so Do you think a lot of our competitors or closing shop, don't have any questions, packing for Vegas, or
Re: Slowing Down
by Dan Asselin 10 years ago
Or is it possible there's just less corporate video happening
A Major Motion Picture in HDV
by Dan Asselin 11 years ago
So I see in the news portion of the Cow Main Page that the movie "Crank - High Voltage" was filmed primarily using the Canon XHA1 and the Canon VixiaHF10. (I was thinking that the next sentence was go
Re: BTW - Here's a pretty dismal review of CRANK
by Dan Asselin 10 years ago
Alan, while I understand your point I think it is misplaced. It is my opinion that any development which can have an effect on how we plan to spend our equipment and production dollars has a place in
Examples of really good use of video on business websites?
by Mike Smith 10 years ago
Anyone have any such examples (of really good use of video on business websites) On non-media-production sites, that is. Many business sites as of today seem not to use video, or to have simply added
Re: Examples of really good use of video on business websites?
by Dan Asselin 10 years ago
That is an excellent piece Todd. I have put it in the favorites of my laptop in case a customers asks the same question. Thanks for sharing.
HDV Capture with PPCS3
by Dan Asselin 11 years ago
Hi; Please, if you can, read this entire post before rolling your eyes at me. This is my first run at HDV on PPCS3 and I need to make sure. A producer gave me some tapes which were recorded on a Sony
Re: HDV Capture with PPCS3
by Dan Asselin 11 years ago
Thanks Jeff
Adobe and youtube
by Matthew LaMond 11 years ago
2 things! First Whats the best export codec and settings to use to upload a video to youtube Second Recently i have been exporting a video as Microsoft DV AVI and everything is fine. then i stick it i
Re: Adobe and youtube
by Dan Asselin 11 years ago
Awesome video but the audio is particularly amazing. Could you share what settings you used for the audio with your flash. Thanks; Dan
Indiana Jones style map travel route
by Edward Vinson 11 years ago
Is there a way, using Vegas Movie Studio v8, to make the red line on a map that shows the route of travel, sort of like the Indiana Jones movies
Re: Indiana Jones style map travel route
by Dan Asselin 11 years ago
There may be some ideas you can transfer over to Vegas at this new AE tut http: cowcast.creativecow.net podcast shape-layer-tips-3-trim--237 Just a thought because I don't know Vegas.
blu ray subtitles
by Mike Sullivan 11 years ago
The Encore book says subtitles are not supported on Blu-Ray. Does anyone know how to get subtitles onto a blu-ray disc
Re: blu ray subtitles
by Dan Asselin 11 years ago
Thank you Walter. And by the way I for one have found your input here invaluable and don't at all mind you going "off-topic" as has been said to you. (innacurately I feel) The original question was an
HD files through the internet...
by Ken Niblock 11 years ago
Going crazy trying to find a workable answer to this issue: I need to digitize HD content (anywhere from 2 minute to 45 minutes) post it on the internet for other end users to download and edit into t
Re: HD files through the internet...
by Dan Asselin 11 years ago
I recently had to send a 10gb file over the internet to an end user. Our transfer kept getting cut off so we split the file into 10 pieces then re-assembled them on the other end. There is lots of fre
converting P2 to AVI, DivX or MPEG4
by Walter Meyer 11 years ago
Hi folks, A friend has recorded something for me using a Panasonic camera. The files are now on a portable USB-HDD and the format is P2-format (codec is DV100_1080 50i). I have downloaded P2viewer fro
Re: converting P2 to AVI, DivX or MPEG4
by Dan Asselin 11 years ago
Go direct to Adobe they have a premiere demo that should fill the bill
Editing with Premiere on a Laptop
by Terry Kampowski 11 years ago
Does anyone edit with Premiere on a laptop If yes, then what are your experiences and what have you learned
Re: Editing with Premiere on a Laptop
by Dan Asselin 11 years ago
I edit for all kinds of clients on Premiere Pro on my laptop. Now most of what I am working with is DV but I find that it is not really necessary to have an extremely quick laptop either. That's becau
Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 crashing when exporting to MP2
by Jeremy Paterson 11 years ago
MY PROJECT: 26 hours of HD footage captured from Canon XH-A1. My system project specs are: - Intel Quad Core Q6600 2.4Ghz CPU - 2Gb RAM - 4 X 500gb SATA 2 Drives - At least 80 GIGS of head room on eac
Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 crashing when exporting to MP2
by Dan Asselin 11 years ago
Try these 2 items which have worked for me in PP3 Make sure you pre-render on the timeline (I know that's a no-brainer but sometimes we forget. Render the Audio separately from the video. I don't know
Blu Ray Authoring HELL
by Chris Pettit 11 years ago
Hello all. I am attempting to endcode author my first BLU RAY project using the following: HDV CS3 Premiere project encoded to MPEG2 Blu Ray 1920x1080 preset Sony VAIO Duo Core w 2 GB RAM built in BD
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Re: Blu Ray Authoring HELL
by Dan Asselin 11 years ago
Walter thank you for all the time you spend helping people here it is much appreciated. The post here runs in stark contrast to your blog which appears to be very Encore-Friendly. Is there something a
Dvd Ripiping - reauthoring
by Rafal Pyszka 12 years ago
Hi. I have a question about dvd ripping. I use Mpeg Streamclip on Mac Pro. When use mpeg streamclip i choose demux to m2v and aiff. After then audio and video goes to Dvd Architect or another Authorin
Re: Dvd Ripiping - reauthoring
by Dan Asselin 11 years ago
Hi Noah; As long as I have been hanging around at the cow questions about ripping DVD's have elicited nothing but scorn and sometimes rage. I would, however, like to mention that I am a busy DVD autho
Compression Choices
by Dan Asselin 12 years ago
Lately I have been getting content from a client as standard DV. I have been asked to re-edit, add titles with graphics and create a menued DVD. My question is, after I edit and add titles am I better
Re: Compression Choices
by Dave Friend 12 years ago
Dan, IMO, exporting m2v ac3 from the timeline is the optimal solution most of the time. Test my suggestion by using a small section of a project where a title has been added. Export once straight to m
Re: Grinner's Leap Of Faith String
by Dan Asselin 12 years ago
It has been a week since I first saw this string and a full month since the original post. After some thought I think I have some thoughts which may be of interest to those involved. My history starts
Re: Grinner's Leap Of Faith String
by Dan Asselin 12 years ago
Bryce I can 100% relate. The only suggestion I have is to start creating our own projects and finding markets for them. Although this is difficult when you are marketing-challenged as i am.
simple workflow with Adobe Premiere
by Dan Asselin 12 years ago
Hi. I need to shoot something next week and have someone lending me an AG-DVX 100. It is a lit studio piece and so the film effect of shooying 24P is probably irrelevant. Since I am going direct to DV
Re: simple workflow with Adobe Premiere
by Dan Asselin 12 years ago
Thanks Noah as I said I am pretty much flying blind here. Dan
workflow
by Dan Asselin 12 years ago
Hi. I need to shoot something next week and have someone lending me an Panasonic AG-DVX 100. It is a lit studio piece and so the film effect of shooting 24P is probably irrelevant. Since I am going di
Re: workflow
by Dan Asselin 12 years ago
When I read the specs on the camera it didn't mention an interlaced setting. I guess I should have assumed that. I know that sounds stupid.....mostly because it is I guess. Thanks; Dan
Authoring anomaly? Or just the bizarre nature of dvd9?
by Bruce David Janu 12 years ago
Hi all, I have a problem with a recent project. I used Adobe Encore 1.5 to created a dvd9 disc. Unfortunately, the replication company could not read the dlt's that I sent them for the project; I ende
Re: Authoring anomaly? Or just the bizarre nature of dvd9?
by Dan Asselin 12 years ago
Bruce I ran into the very same thing recently. I finally got around it by creating a drive image then burning it at different speeds on 3 different brands of disc until they found one that worked. (Sh
Re: Grinner's Leap Of Faith String
by Dan Asselin 12 years ago
It has been a week since I first saw this string and a full month since the original post. After some thought I think I have some thoughts which may be of interest to those involved. My history starts
Is P2 really going to make it?
by Chad Hall 12 years ago
Let me start this post off by saying that I am a dedicated fan of Panasonic products. I think that they have come so far in innovation and quality over the past few years. I have a rental house and ha
Re: Is P2 really going to make it?
by Dan Asselin 12 years ago
Hi from up here in Toronto Jan; I run a small post operation and have just started being approached to work with P2. Do you know of any resources (courses or documents) that could help get me up to sp
component to composite or S-Video?
by Dan Asselin 12 years ago
I am soory if this is not the place for this question but I can't see a better one. I have the need to digitize onto hard drive from a Digibeta Deck. Now with regular Beta SP I simply use my Canopus A
Re: component to composite or S-Video?
by Dan Asselin 12 years ago
thanks Dan
Hey Aharon Great DVD
by Dan Asselin 12 years ago
Hey Aharon......Internet Killed The Video Star is awesome. Plus The Cow is supporting you with excellent shipping. Got it in Canada in less than a week. This DVD serves 2 great purposes. Helps me to m
Re: Hey Aharon Great DVD
by Serge Hamad 12 years ago
Aharon Rabinowitz "not to mention my wife" "Beside every great mean there is a great woman" Ok; I prefer to say "Beside" instead of "Behind" ;-) Congratulations Aharon! I know how hard you worked on
DVD architect
by Richard Allen 12 years ago
I've had Sony's DVD architect since about Version 2. I haven't had to rely on it that much until recently. I now have 4.0 with all the updates and I can never seem to burn a DVD that will work on all
Re: DVD architect
by Dan Asselin 12 years ago
Thanks I have been plodding along getting things into production without really having a firm handle on the tevhnical side of authoring. I appreciate your input very much
Encoding of 90 minute film
by Bruce David Janu 12 years ago
Hi all, I am in the process of releasing a limited edition of a film on dvd and am wondering about encoding. The film is 90 minutes long and will be replicated on a dvd-9 disc. In addition to the film
Re: Encoding of 90 minute film
by Dan Asselin 12 years ago
I think you are right on. My experience indiates that 7 mbps is the upper limit before you start running into DVD compatibility issues. I recently found out that The National Film Board of Canada uses
DVD Audio
by Dan Asselin 12 years ago
Recently I was given a previously authored (by me) DVD to set into a new compilation. When I tore it apart the audio registered as being AC3. Now I know it was a stereo mix when I originally authored
Re: DVD Audio
by Dan Asselin 12 years ago
Excellent info thanks a lot Rob
720p 16x9 dvd
by jake hawley 12 years ago
i've been looking around the this forum a little bit but have yet to find if it is possible or overkill to create a 720p movie and then burn to a standard DVD. i believe it is so im setting up my AE d
Re: 720p 16x9 dvd
by Dan Asselin 12 years ago
Hi Noah; My name is Dan and I have been noticing that in this forum we get a great deal of questions about ripping DVD's. Instead of always having to ask whether they are trying to rip copy-protected
help with av sync
by Jack Laurie 12 years ago
Hi, if Im in the wrong forum please 'politely' tell me where to go. This is kind of a reverse question but, I simply want to rip several 3-10 min seg from a dvd vob file. I used virtualdubmob and got
Re: help with av sync
by Dan Asselin 12 years ago
Hi: This is a post I sent to some others but it might be of interest to you as well. In order to help you with synch I would simply skip the step using FILE MERGER and work with the pieces. I remember
DVD authoring and ripping
by Shaggy37 12 years ago
Hi, I'm looking at software to rip and burn dvds for my company. I was wondering what the "best" was out there. Is there one, solve all, solution or should I be looking at two different pieces of soft
Re: DVD authoring and ripping
by Dan Asselin 12 years ago
(This was sent to a previous poster but you might find it interesting) I remember the first time a client gave me a dvd to get my content from. I thought I was in real trouble. Then I went to the web
text effect on corrugated doors.....
by steve pindyski 12 years ago
Hi....I'm trying to make the name of an auto body shop appear to be painted on their service garage door. The garage doors are corrugated so the type has to look like it's indented along the corrugati
Re: text effect on corrugated doors.....
by Dan Asselin 12 years ago
Also Aharon's tut on "Horror Text" would have some key info
AE for TV production
by Daniel Unkenholz 12 years ago
how can i find out what paramiters my AE needs to be set at for tv production. I will be using AE for every tv spot I edit I dont want my whites and reds to be blown out on my vector scopes, is there
Re: AE for TV production
by Dan Asselin 12 years ago
If you check out the archive Aharon created an awesome tutorial for setting AE outout to broadcast specs. Dan
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