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Dan Warvi

*Art School - DoD Visual Information Academy, Lowry AFB Colorado
*Best Job - Current (KUSA 9News Denver)
*2nd Best Job - Art Director, Armed Forces Radio & TV Service.
*Thing I Miss - Motion Graphics Los Angeles Meetings, Belgian Beer, Dutch French Fries
Member Since:
February 19th 2004
96 Posts
Location:
Washington, DC & Denver CO
Friends:

Jerry Hofmann
Is Squeeze utterly unusable?
by Scott Davis 7 years ago
If I could sing and could play an instrument I would write a power ballad about how much I despise Squeeze. From the serial numbers that take a day to enter to the additional "activation" hassle to th
Re: Is Squeeze utterly unusable?
by Dan Warvi 7 years ago
No, I think Squeeze works on a limited number of formats, and sucks like a black hole on others. Last year I exchanged tons of email with tech support trying to explain to them that there crap applica
Upgrade to MC5 and AAF's are BROKEN...
by Dan Warvi 9 years ago
after fighting it, we've upgraded all of our MC seats from 4 to 5. We were dealing pretty well with the changes, until we had to import some AAF's we'd exported of old projects. Every attempt to impor
Re: Upgrade to MC5 and AAF's are BROKEN...
by Dan Warvi 9 years ago
After a week with Avid Tech Support, this is now an official "Bug" with MC5. AAF export and import do NOT work at all as compared to MC4. Here's the workaround we were given: "Not sure if this is the
Using Tracking Data on a ZW 3d scene
by Dan Warvi 9 years ago
I'm working on a shot today that I want to look like the segment intro of 60 Minutes. We're shooting talent on greenscreen, and we'll dolly the camera up, hold the shot and dolly back. I've got multip
Re: Using Tracking Data on a ZW 3d scene
by Edward Wu 9 years ago
Hi Dan, If you can get the tracking data from the video, you can have 3D Invigorator track the tracking data. If there's no way to obtain the tracking data, then you may have to use the method that yo
Using XDCAM Transfer for Logging
by Dan Warvi 9 years ago
Trying to deal with a mixed work environment.... We've set up a guest producer with the latest Sony XDCAM transfer software on her MBP running Snow Leopard. After a shoot, we loaded all the proxies fr
We wanted to keep the metadata link(s)
by Dan Warvi 9 years ago
The idea is to keep all of the metadata intact. While the producer has ID the clips she wants (they're greenscreen talking heads) the client almost always comes back with "There MUST be a shot of him
Sony Vegas Editors in Denver Metro Area
by Dan Warvi 10 years ago
Three months ago, I dumped Avid as the sponsor of our user group in Denver, and moved the UG away from pimping just one system. This month I want to do a steel-cage match between the 4 major editing s
RD 2 = Sony Vegas Editors in Denver Metro Area
by Dan Warvi 10 years ago
I want to try this again, and have Vegas versus Adobe Premiere Pro. I've already checked with the two Vegas editors I know, but they both can't make it. I take back my statement about blocking sales w
Premiere Pro Editors in Denver Metro Area
by Dan Warvi 10 years ago
Three months ago, I dumped Avid as the sponsor of our user group in Denver, and moved the UG away from pimping just one system. This month I want to do a steel-cage match between the 4 major editing s
How to smooth skin?
by Milton Hockman 11 years ago
I have an interivew I want to smooth the skin of. It's an older woman. What filters and settings should I use to make her wrinkles not as bad Motion Graphics Artist and Non-Linear Editor Software expe
Tiffen Dfx has a specific Skin Smoother!
by Dan Warvi 11 years ago
Well, it's called something else now...Digital Film Tools had the awesome 55mm plugins for Avid (which had a both a skin smoother and a selective soft focus) but Tiffin bought those plugins and turned
Avid appoints a New CEO - one that specializes in mergers!
by Dan Warvi 11 years ago
According to Avid's website, they now have a new full-time CEO....they announced that Gary Greenfield has been named chairman of the board and chief executive officer (CEO) effective immediately. Alon
Re: Avid appoints a New CEO - one that specializes in mergers!
by Bob Zelin 11 years ago
I imagine we'll have something with an Avid name on it next year and it will be offered on Adobe's website REPLY - we should all be so lucky. Imagine Adobe abandons Premier, and all new Adobe Producti
Media Composer 2.7.7 (PC) and an uncooperative PDW-F70 XDCAM deck
by Dan Warvi 11 years ago
To All: We just "upgraded" our MC Adrenaline to HD - new CPU, new card in the Adrenaline Box, new everything. Includes the newest version of MC v2.7.7 Since we have a Sony XDCAM camera, I installed al
Problem Solved! Solution Stinks...
by Dan Warvi 11 years ago
The solution is this - despite what Avid says, there's only ONE FireWire card you can use from ADS: ADS Tech Pyro PCI 64R2 After going thru a box of various ADS FireWire cards, this one made the XDCAM
The only thing I'm missing is a project file...
by Dan Warvi 12 years ago
One of our newly transitioned Avid to FCP users imported a bunch of XDCAM files into our FCP system, logged the clips, and ID the takes he wanted to use. (this was in late July) Now we wanted to go ba
Re: The only thing I'm missing is a project file...
by Aaron Neitz 12 years ago
autosave vault
General FireWire and DV Deck Question: Two CPUs to one Deck?
by Dan Warvi 13 years ago
To All: More of a line of speculation than an actual attempt....is there any way to hook TWO CPUs (laptop or desktop) to ONE DV Deck, using only FireWire Just for grabbing video - no machine control,
Re: General FireWire and DV Deck Question: Two CPUs to one Deck?
by Rennie Klymyk 13 years ago
You're right, I guess I was excited about it when I saw as it is more suited to my own needs. However the Kreamer units I referred to are just what he needs. They have a 6 channel model at Markertek,
Any experiences with FCP 5, Flip4Mac Pro & Sony XDCAM?
by Dan Warvi 13 years ago
We've just received a FCP 5 system from Apple, and we're just starting to use it with our Sony XDCAM. One question - including the newest update, you can't capture 35Mbt footage into FCP. Flip4Mac Pro
Re: Any experiences with FCP 5, Flip4Mac Pro & Sony XDCAM?
by Mark Maness 13 years ago
Well, Sony's software is supposed to be available now but their website doesn't have a link up yet. The Sony software will do all of this and more._______________________________ Wayne Carey Schazam P
Any ideas/experience in using Darwin Stream Server for WMV?
by Dan Warvi 13 years ago
Everyone raves about Darwin, but one feature I need is this: IS there any way to get it to stream WMV to a Windows Media Player App Is it 3rd party plugin, software, hack Any imput or ideas would be a
Re: Any ideas/experience in using Darwin Stream Server for WMV?
by Dan Warvi 13 years ago
Ben: Can you respond to me off-line about your consulting rates I'm involved in a project to stream video to mobile devices, and there's some issues with how to get one clip of full-sized broadcast vi
Using Compressor to batch process for Video iPod
by Dan Warvi 14 years ago
Has anyone tried to use Compressor to batch-process QT movies for the Video iPod QT Pro is slower than Christmas....Dan Warvi After Effects, Avid, Motion, Broadcast Systems & PC as nec
Re: Using Compressor to batch process for Video iPod
by Dan Warvi 14 years ago
I did try this using the settings on apples website Where is this at Dan Warvi After Effects, Avid, Motion, Broadcast Systems & PC as nec
Using Apple Compressor to batch process for Video iPod>
by Dan Warvi 14 years ago
Has anyone tried to use Compressor to batch-process QT movies for the Video iPod QT Pro is slower than Christmas....and we'll need to encode 200+ hours of News stories and features somehow. Another po
Re: Using Apple Compressor to batch process for Video iPod>
by Matt Larson 13 years ago
Check out a piece of software called "Podder" ($10) It let's you do batch lists and you can choose between h.264 or mpeg-4 (MUCH MUCH MUCH faster)The presets are pretty good and it takes a lot of the
Issues with Adobe Auditon installed on an Avid Media Composer?
by Dan Warvi 14 years ago
We want to start doing more audio processing and sweetening to use in our promotion spots, and we started using Audition last December after seeing Jason Levine's awesome demo at DV Expo. For workflow
Using After Effects for Captivate Split Screens?
by Dan Warvi 14 years ago
Has anyone ever produced graphics for the Captivate Split Screens They are the LCD monitors that run commercials and info in elevators. The spec from their website says the comps need to be 368x256, 3
Any experience in encoding for Mantis MC?
by Dan Warvi 14 years ago
I have to encode a 2 1 2 min presentation cut in FCP at 1080i for a Mantis MC box just installed at a local museum. They've never used the thing before, and have no idea how to encode for it. Anyone h
Re: Any experience in encoding for Mantis MC?
by Charles Simonson 14 years ago
If HD MPEG-2 encoding is your primary goal and concern, then bar none, the MainConcept Mac encoder will do the job, or Canopus ProCoder 2 on the windows side. Compression Master 3 currently has a limi
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