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Member Since:
January 1st 1970
166 Posts
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Laguna Niguel, CA
Problem while shooting/editing 4k
by Matt Paz 2 years ago
Hi guys, Im a bit lost with the recording problem Im facing. I am trying to shoot in 4k for quality purposes as Im building a portfolio to try to sell footage to stock agencies. At my current state of
Re: Problem while shooting/editing 4k
by Dan Sparks 2 years ago
As others have said, you really need a different better camera for sure. Even a used, recent model iPhone or Google Pixel phone if that's all you can afford. Look at Swappa or ebay. These are not perf
Need Final Cut 7 Access for Legacy Sequences
by Julie Gustafson 2 years ago
I have a number of really important Final Cut 7 legacy sequences that I want to export and import to Premiere Pro. I have been searching high and low for someone with the right computer, operating sys
Re: Need Final Cut 7 Access for Legacy Sequences
by Eric Santiago 2 years ago
I still have my trusty Mac Pro 2010 with FCP 7. Just send me the project file and see what happens when I export to XML.
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samsung s9+ portrait video ends up in landscape on Premier Pro 5. How to get it back to portrait?
by raju bhai 2 years ago
Hi, I am using Adobe Premier Pro CS5. I imported a video clip from the Samsung galaxy s9+ phone. It is hd1080, 60fps. It was shot in portrait mode. When i open it in Premiere, however, it shows up in
Re: samsung s9+ portrait video ends up in landscape on Premier Pro 5. How to get it back to portrait?
by Dan Sparks 2 years ago
You needed to do one more step. Rotate 90 degrees and then scale it back. You will get black borders on the sides. You can copy and paste the effects settings to all of the other phone clips in your t
Having trouble exporting a project suddenly
by Trevor Anderson 2 years ago
Hey everyone, long time reader, first time poster! I'm having some trouble exporting a project on its second revision. It's not even that complicated, but I feel it's either because I just updated my
Re: Having trouble exporting a project suddenly
by Dan Sparks 2 years ago
Have you tried completely removing the clip for an export test Dan Sparks Tricom Video Inc. www.tricomvideoinc.com iMac Pro, 32 GB RAM 10 core, Radeon Pro Vega 56 8176 MB, 12TB LaCie 2big Dock Thunder
New Adobe CC releases
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
New updates dropped this morning. Premiere includes a new freeform bin view (like Avid Media Composer). https: www.adobe.com products premiere features.html Also content aware video fill in After Effe
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Re: New Adobe CC releases
by Dan Sparks 2 years ago
So far so good. I haven't done extensive editing on it yet, but it seems to be running fine, no crashes or hangs yet. Dan Sparks Tricom Video Inc. www.tricomvideoinc.com iMac Pro, 32 GB RAM 10 core, R
Is Update 13.0.2 stable and/or worth it?
by Dan Sparks 2 years ago
I'm in between projects at the moment and if I was to update Premiere, this would be a good time to do it. I remember seeing posts when v13 first came out and people were posting about various issues
upgrading my video card
by carlos castro 12 years ago
I'm thinking of upgrading my standard VC{GeForce 7300 GT} that came with my Mac Pro. Do you guys have any opinions about this model ATI Radeon HD 3870 PCI Express 2.0 Display Card I read an article ye
Re: upgrading my video card
by Dan Sparks 12 years ago
Check out this review for some test results. http: www.barefeats.com harper16.html I find FCP much more responsive when scanning through footage or scrolling through the timeline. Dan Sparks Tricom Vi
Decklink Installation Issue
by Doug Normington 12 years ago
Hi, I have a brand new decklink extreme and a brand new Mac Pro desktop. It has the correct ver. of OS, etc. I install the card in the top slot. I download the latest driver installation software I re
Re: Decklink Installation Issue
by Dan Sparks 12 years ago
A couple of thoughts come to mind. Do you have anything else hooked up to the Mac such as an external Hard Drive, scanner, ect If so, unplug those extra devices and try startup again. Did you happen t
Decklink HD Extreme and Apple Color
by dolps fernando 12 years ago
Is decklink HD extreme Geneneration 1 compatible with apple color Although I am just planning to color grade SD projects. Thanks guys! Cheers!
Re: Decklink HD Extreme and Apple Color
by Dan Sparks 12 years ago
That's the same card I have and it works fine with Color.Dan Sparks Tricom Video www.tricomvideo.com
Compressor Won't Run
by Derek Tow 12 years ago
Hi all, I bought a used G5 with FCP 6. Everything works great except Comressor. When I try to open it (either through FCP or on it's own), I get 'The application Compressor quit unexpectedly.' error.
Re: Compressor Won't Run
by Dan Sparks 12 years ago
try this. http: www.macupdate.com info.php id 30104 compressor-repairDan Sparks Tricom Video www.tricomvideo.com
Media 100 XS for sale
by Dan Sparks 12 years ago
I have a P6000 Media 100 system for sale. The P6000 board includes the DV option. Contact me if you have an interest in the bundle. I believe I have Media 100 version 8.1 or 8.2. Contact info dsparks@
DeckLink and Multibridge 6.8.4 released for OS X 10.5.6
by Kristian Lam 12 years ago
Hi guys, Just a note to let you know that v6.8.4 of the DeckLink and Multibridge driver has been released for OS X 10.5.6 compatibility and they are available on our software downloads page here: http
Re: DeckLink and Multibridge 6.8.4 released for OS X 10.5.6
by Dan Sparks 12 years ago
Thanks for keeping us current. Over two years on my BMD card and still going strong.
Best Green Screen plug-in?
by Mikko Kovasiipi 12 years ago
Hello. We are having this little project where we need to shoot few footages against green screen and we have come to the point where there is no use for FCP or Motions build-in filters and now we are
Re: Best Green Screen plug-in?
by Dan Sparks 12 years ago
Another option for you. I have good results with this keyer. There is a demo available. http: www.oakstreetsoftware.com gkey Dan Sparks Tricom Video www.tricomvideo.com
Importing DVD to Final Cut
by Annu Lilja 12 years ago
Hi! How do I import material from a DVD to Final Cut so I can edit it Thanks! Annu
Re: Importing DVD to Final Cut-A FURTHER QUESTION
by Dan Sparks 12 years ago
Annu, You may want to start a new post as this is a somewhat different topic. People that respond will want to know what your sequence settings are, and how you intend to distribute the final video. I
Considering Decklink HD Extreme for Mac and FCP/CS3(4)
by Adam Fischer 12 years ago
I have a PC edit system with Axio hardware and a MBP with both Apple and Adobe software. I'm thinking of transitioning to all Apple hardware to work with both FCS and CS3 (until I upgrade to CS4). Is
Re: Considering Decklink HD Extreme for Mac and FCP/CS3(4)
by Dan Sparks 12 years ago
I use the HD Extreme with FCP 6.04 and have no issues. I think it's a cost effective solution for SD and HD editing. I don't have Adobe Premier, so I can't speak to that concern. Dan Sparks Tricom Vid
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 Dan Sparks 12 years ago
Check the Audio Preference pane in System Preferences. Sometimes it will switch over to Line in under the Input tab instead of Decklink Audio.Dan Sparks Tricom Video www.tricomvideo.com
Convert file to .flv -help
by Ben Lithman 12 years ago
Hi I am doing some work as a video editor, I am new to it (using FCP). I've been asked to deliver a video in a .flv format. However i can't see any export options in FCP, Compressor or Quicktime that
Re: Convert file to .flv -help
by Dan Sparks 12 years ago
Thanks for the tips, Chris. I didn't now about the frame size issue. I agree, great deal for the price! The new version has new players that allow for full screen playback option. Thanks, Dan Sparks T
HVR Z1U Component Capture
by Shannon Appleby 12 years ago
Can I use the Firewire deck control to capture to the Component input on a Decklink Extreme HD from the Component ouput of a Sony HVR Z1U or M10U deck I need to capture HD footage for those units but
Re: HVR Z1U Component Capture
by Dan Sparks 12 years ago
What codec you use depends a lot upon your system and RAID setup. DVCPro HD would be fine, but it also depends on what you need to deliver to the client. How are you distributing the finished show The
expansion slot utility confusion, Quartz Extreme - long post
by Dan Sparks 12 years ago
First off - I'm between projects so no lectures please about updates ;-) After the latest round of Apple updates all was fine with FCP, but I started to have problems with Apple's DVD player applicati
OS 10.5.5 Tum-Da-Da-Dum
by Warren Eig 12 years ago
Any takers... WarrenWarren Eig O 310-470-0905 email: warren@babyboompictures.com website: http: www.babyboompictures.com http: babyboompictures.com AFX_Movie2.html http: babyboompictures.com KnitWits_
Re: OS 10.5.5 Tum-Da-Da-Dum
by Dan Sparks 12 years ago
I jumped in with both feet. Between projects. Did a full clone backup first. All is running well with 10.5.5 and QT 7.5.5. And Blackmagic released a new driver for their cards so did that one, too. Fe
quicktime 7.5.5
by Jeff Griffiths 12 years ago
HI- Im Running OS 10.4.11 on a G% 1.8 DP with 4G RAM. FCP 6.0.2 and QT 7.5(149.5) Wondering if there are any known conflicts with uppgrading to QT 7.5.5 BTW is this the right place to post this type o
Re: quicktime 7.5.5
by Dan Sparks 12 years ago
Working fine on a ProRes timeline. Original footage is DVCPRO HD. Had backup in place prior to QT upgrade.Dan Sparks Tricom Video www.tricomvideo.com
Decklink HD Extreme/Capture Basics?
by ninetto makavejev 12 years ago
Hello, excuse me if some queries here have been posted elsewhere, but after browsing 10 pages of posts, I feel I am none the wiser vis a vis, what good are the SDI-inputs on this card for capturing Ot
Re: Decklink HD Extreme/Capture Basics?
by Dan Sparks 12 years ago
The following article might be helpful It's a bit dated but still applies. http: www.kenstone.net fcp_homepage feature_capture_card.html I tend to capture my DV or HDV footage through a converter as a
Quicktime 7.5 just released
by Michael Tate Jones 12 years ago
Well, it's ANOTHER update. I don't like randomly updating Quicktime for fear of Blackmagic compatibility issues, but Apple says this update fixes a number of security issues with Quicktime. Anyone wan
Re: Quicktime 7.5 just released
by Dan Sparks 12 years ago
Did the update. System and FCP appear to be OK. BMD HD Extreme, Mac Pro 2.66 quad, OSX 10.5.3Dan Sparks Tricom Video
Determine value for XS & P6000
by Dan Sparks 14 years ago
I've done some searching on the web, but not having much luck determining the value of my P6000 Media 100XS bundle. I have moved over to Final Cut awhile back and the Media 100 is bored and wants a ne
Re: Determine value for XS & P6000
by Dan Sparks 14 years ago
Thanks for confirming what I thought might be the case. I'd rather keep it as a backup system than make a few hundred bucks. Besides, it holds too many memories of past projects. It would be like kick
Fix for Calligraphy and BCC AE 4.1 on Mac Intel.
by Paul FX 14 years ago
Hello All, Here is the fix for the compatibility problem between Calligraphy and BCC AE 4.1 on Mac Intel. This script will rename the BCC4 plugins so that Calligraphy can work properly with FCP 5.1.x.
Re: Fix for Calligraphy and BCC AE 4.1 on Mac Intel.
by Dan Sparks 14 years ago
It won't load into Final Cut on my Mac Pro. I was told a patch was being worked on at Boris that will resolve the problem. I was hoping this script might be the fix. Dan Sparks Tricom Video
Graffiti 5 on a Mac Pro?
by Dan Sparks 14 years ago
I've tried installing the new demo version of Graffiti 5.0 on my Mac Pro 2.66 and it does not show up in Final Cut 5.1.2. I've tried their recommended steps of removing pref files, Caps ON then off, e
Re: Graffiti 5 on a Mac Pro?
by Dan Sparks 14 years ago
Do you know how long the upgrade pricing is in effect I don't want to purchase it until I know it's going to work on my Mac Pro. Thanks, Dan Sparks Tricom Video
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