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September 27th 2010
53 Posts
Closed Captioning of Wedding
by Dan Myers 5 years ago
Hi all, It has been a while since I have been on the forum. Anyway, I was shooting a wedding a few weeks ago and the father of the bride told me he wanted the video of the ceremony closed captioned be
Re: Closed Captioning of Wedding
by Danny Hays 5 years ago
I like that caption assistant plugin. I didn't know about it. If you don't have a text file of what was said at the wedding. If the voice is clear enough in the wedding video, you can use Google voice
Corrupt Vegas Project - Can I restore?
by Dan Myers 6 years ago
After several hours of editing a project in Sony Vegas 10.0 my editor stated that after taking an audio file from a bin and placing it on the timeline, the timeline froze and she was unable to access
Re: Corrupt Vegas Project - Can I restore?
by Louis Zano 6 years ago
Try going to: MY COMPUTER USERS OWNER APP DATA LOCAL SONY VEGAS PRO 9.0 (or your version number) and open a few of the "resotred' projects and see if the one you are after was autosaved at some point.
Burning DVDs for Poland and Australia
by Dan Myers 6 years ago
Hi, I recently shot an HD wedding that has requested two additional DVD copies for Poland and Australia. I burn my DVDs with DVD Architect 5.2 through my Vegas 10 software. Do I need to to do anything
Re: Burning DVDs for Poland and Australia
by John Rofrano 6 years ago
Dan Myers "Do I need to to do anything different when I burn these DVDs as far as settings, region codes, or anything else so that they will be compatible in those two countries "Those are PAL countr
Pixel Format settings for Vegas 10 HD project
by Dan Myers 6 years ago
Hi all, I need to know what is the correct setting for an HD project in Vegas 10 with the properties HDV-1080-60i. Should the pixel format be 8 bit, 32 bit floating point (video levels), or 32 bit flo
Re: Pixel Format settings for Vegas 10 HD project
by Dan Myers 6 years ago
Thank you John.
DVD capacity/settings for HD in DVD Architect 5.2
by Dan Myers 7 years ago
HI, I am now making a DVD for a wedding I did in HD. This is the first time I will be doing a full length project. The total length is about 2 hours and 20 minutes. I have split the file into two part
Re: DVD capacity/settings for HD in DVD Architect 5.2
by Dan Myers 7 years ago
Also...I'm using Vegas 10
File name problem inputting to Vegas 10 from SD cards
by Dan Myers 7 years ago
Hi all, Any tricks for batch renaming footage from multiple cards into one Vegas 10 project. On my first project, loaded the first card, and when I went to load the second, the file names were the sam
Re: File name problem inputting to Vegas 10 from SD cards
by Dan Myers 7 years ago
Thanks to all for the responses...I will try your suggestions. Dan.
SD Card Input File Management Question in Vegas 10
by Dan Myers 7 years ago
Hi, I shot my first project on the Sony HXR-MC2000U HD Camcorder with 16 GB SD cards. I changed cards in the middle of the shoot to avoid running out of space. When downloading them into Vegas off the
Re: SD Card Input File Management Question in Vegas 10
by Colin Morris 7 years ago
I have 2 Sony NEX cameras. (VG-10 and NEX 5)I usually sort by date time in windows and rename the files manually before I bring them into Vegas. For projects where there are 100+ clips (i.e. football
SONY HXR-MC2000U Camcorder
by Dan Myers 7 years ago
Hi, Any owners of this HD camcorder who can tell me the best way to adjust for a strong backlight situation in a tent I have a shoot tomorrow and using this cam for the first time in a tent for speech
Re: SONY HXR-MC2000U Camcorder
by Michael Johnston 7 years ago
How did your shoot go Obviously, the camera doesn't adjust for backlight automatically unless the backlight feature is turned on. You can also increase the auto exposure using the AE SHIFT in the menu
Dan Myers 9 years ago
Hey again,

Now that I am going HD, what are my options for BluRay production. Do I have to burn my HD weddings in BluRay? I do not have a BluRay burner on my Vegas system...stupid I know, but how do I fix that? Can I burn to an external BluRay burner, or do I need to send my Vegas system back to get a new internal BluRay burner installed? Also, I have roughly 2 terabytes of storage. (1TB for system drive and 1 TB for video drive). I get the feeling I need more drive space. Any comments?

Thanks again.

Dan.
Dan Myers 9 years ago
Hi all,

First time back in a while. Have been immersed in my new Vegas system for my wedding business. Now that I have scratched the surface in order to catch up on my backlog of work, I have some questions regarding switching to HD production for 2011.

I am a wedding videographer and have been for 25 years. I have progressed through several cameras and formats from the Sharp XC-A1 to VHS to my current Sony DVCAM 300A. Believe it or not, I have had this camera since 2000 and it still looks phenomenal (and the same 4 original lithium batteries).

But, as much as I hate to retire this incredible unit, I have to go HD. I realize I am probably two years or more behind the curve for my market (Springfield, MA) and now must take the plunge. I am looking for a little insight into HD shooting, and have a few questions.

1.) Is it really any different than shooting on SD? Do I need to frame things differently, watch out for certain pitfalls etc? If you are in the wedding business, you know that you get one shot at most events during a shoot, so I need to know what to look for.

2.) Again, bear with my ignorance, but my understanding is that most cameras save to an internal hard drive and an SD card. Is any one format better to use with Vegas? I am looking for reliability, quality, and ease of use. Is that asking for too much?

3.) Once I have it recorded, what are my options for inputting it into the Vegas system? Does the system have to have an SD card slot? I have seen USB 2.0 mentioned on a few of the Sony cams for input into an NLE. Is that using a USB cable from the cam to the computer? If so, how fast is the transfer? Am I looking at real time in that scenario?

If this is the wrong forum to ask these questions, please do not hesitate to tell me to get lost. But let me know where you think I could go to get the answers I need. This is hopefully my last transition to a new format, so I want to make sure I make the right decisions. The move to DVCAM could not have worked out any better, and got a solid 10 years of incredible quality. I am obviously looking at Sony cameras again, but do not plan on spending another 10 K this time. Any feedback on HXR - MC50U for a small backup, and the HDR - AX200 as a possible main camera would be greatly appreciated. I will be making a trip to B & H very soon and want to be able to run several of their cameras through some tests, and have plenty of questions to ask regarding storage capacity, chip quality, etc.

I really appreciate any feedback you may have.

Thanks. Dan Myers.
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