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Daniel Stone

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November 21st 2006
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Professional way of adding 3:2 pulldown to 24p
by Daniel Stone 9 years ago
I've searched and haven't found a good solution so I thought I'd start fresh. We edited a :30 spot in 23.98 and need to deliver as a 29.97 digital file. I searched and haven't found a good way of doin
Re: Professional way of adding 3:2 pulldown to 24p
by Daniel Stone 3 years ago
Always add 3:2 pulldown in the export menu. You just have to select 29.97, upper lower frames, and pixel aspect. Premiere does a really good job. If you don't have a broadcast monitor, you can step th
Mac Pro setup ideas
by Daniel Stone 4 years ago
Didn't know where else to post this, so I thought I'd ask fellow Premiere editors. We have 5 editing seats running Adobe Premiere on the old Mac Pro towers. We're running dual monitors via DVI and cli
Re: Mac Pro setup ideas
by Ron Craig 4 years ago
Well, if I were doing that it would probably be with an AJA Io 4K. I want it but the reason I'm not using it is that it costs $2K and I can't justify it right now. I'll get one as soon as I can. For n
What lav mic do you use?
by Daniel Stone 4 years ago
Would love to know what lav mics you guys are using and how you like them. I've got a Countryman and a Tram and I just can't get clean audio on a consistent basis. They'll sound super clean one interv
Re: What lav mic do you use?
by Daniel Stone 4 years ago
Thanks for the excellent info, guys. Everything makes sense. I'm curious about the COS11 and am going to give it a try although I think practice is what I need most. Is there a good technique resource
Sennheiser G3 vs Audio Technica 1801 Dual Wireless System
by Ken S. 4 years ago
Wanted to get some feedback from audio pros before making a purchase, what do you recommend for a two mic lav setup, two sennheiser g3 units or the audio technica 1801 dual system Thanks
Re: Sennheiser G3 vs Audio Technica 1801 Dual Wireless System
by Daniel Stone 4 years ago
I've never used the AT but I am not a fan of the Sennheiser G3s. At all. We bought three sets (frequencies) and they all suffered from constant hits, fizzles, sputters and interference. Did some resea
CC 2015 is making me seek counseling
by Daniel Stone 4 years ago
Anyone else's productivity grind to a halt after upgrading to CC 2015 I'm trying to figure out if our computers are cursed or if we should hang in for a third CC 2015 update. It's embarrassing when yo
Re: CC 2015 is making me seek counseling
by Daniel Stone 4 years ago
Thanks for the responses, guys. Conrad, I'm going to check out those links. Kannan: The worst computer is a 2012 Mac Pro (Yosemite 10.10.5) 3.33 GHz 6-Core with 32GB of RAM and an NVIDIA Quadro 4000.
Cold Calling/Approaching Production Companies For Job ?
by Clyde Finn 4 years ago
I have recently graduated with a degree in film and TV production from a big university. I have 2-3 years work experience from when I was still in school from working both on and off campus doing prod
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Re: Cold Calling/Approaching Production Companies For Job ?
by Daniel Stone 4 years ago
I know this is an old post but I thought I'd give you a quick perspective from someone in a production company who gets a million resumes and does a lot of hiring. Here are some tips: 1. Always send y
Meals on set
by Daniel Stone 4 years ago
Hey guys, I've had a few ADs question our meal rules, so I'd love to see what others are doing in terms of crew meals on set. For a typical during-business-hours shoot, we usually do an optional "brea
Re: Meals on set
by Daniel Stone 4 years ago
Thanks for the input, guys. Very helpful!
Multiple jobs on set and rates
by Daniel Stone 4 years ago
What's the rate protocol on asking a crew member to do multiple key jobs on a production For example, if I ask a camera operator to also take stills, do I pay him her both rates This is a tricky one b
Re: Multiple jobs on set and rates
by Daniel Stone 4 years ago
Thanks for the input, guys. I've decided to pay him the higher of the two rates plus a kit fee. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't treating him unfairly. The photos are unedited client deliverables.
New Mac Pro and Premiere
by Daniel Stone 5 years ago
Hey guys, Anyone using the new Mac Pro, Premiere and an AJA play out device successfully I've heard mixed reviews and I'm trying to decide whether to upgrade our seats to Dell workstations or the new
Re: New Mac Pro and Premiere
by Daniel Stone 5 years ago
Thanks for the reply, Eric. This echoes what I keep hearing.
wireless to monitor
by Bob Cole 5 years ago
I use a nice 17" monitor to help directors see the shot, and would like to untether. I'm shooting mainly with a Sony EX1R, so have a choice of outputs. What wireless solution would you recommend And,
Re: wireless to monitor
by Daniel Stone 5 years ago
Hi Bob, We run Teradek systems on set for the client and director monitors. At $2K it's somewhat pricey but probably one of the more reliable systems out there. We've rented cheaper systems which seem
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I need some advice on camera
by Senem Ocal 5 years ago
Hi all, im a documentary film maker for aljazeera for 7 years. Now, this year they changed their technical specification. From now on, they want 50 Mbps - 1080i 422 INTERLACED video. I generally used
Re: I need some advice on camera
by Daniel Stone 5 years ago
Are you delivering raw footage or a finished product Those specs are typical for broadcast delivery and if you're delivering a finished product you would convert to those specs at the end rather than
Sennheiser G3 Interference Nightmare
by Daniel Stone 5 years ago
We just bought three sets of the Sennheiser G3 wireless audio kits and they're a nightmare constant interference and static hits. We do the Easy Setup and Sync at each location which doesn't help at a
Re: Sennheiser G3 Interference Nightmare
by Daniel Stone 5 years ago
Sorry for the delay for some reason it's insane in the office. This is usually our slow time but thing are blowing up this year (not complaining). We fixed the problem! We took our sound guy's advice
DBFS too low?
by Daniel Stone 5 years ago
We've been uploading our spots with an audio level of -24 LKFS. A spot just got rejected because, though it's at -24 LKFS, it's at -35 DBFS. How do I fix something like this If I raise the volume, won
Re: DBFS too low?
by Daniel Stone 5 years ago
Ha, love it! I'll give it a try. Thanks for the help!
Premiere Choppy Renders
by Daniel Stone 5 years ago
Hey guys, I have a feeling this'll be one of those no-answer Adobe posts but here goes, anyway. I've got some 1080p MTS (Sony FS100) clips on a timeline with some basic color correction. Playing it on
Re: Premiere Choppy Renders
by Daniel Stone 5 years ago
Figured it out in case anyone else is having this issue. My 720p timeline frame rate was set to 59.94 and my export frame rate was set to 23.98. Not sure why only one instance of 3 clips looked choppy
Blackmagic vs AJA
by Daniel Stone 5 years ago
So when building a couple of new towers, I remember thinking, "I wonder why there's a price difference between the Blackmagic's Decklink cards and AJA's Kona cards." As a guy who's always used AJA, I
Re: Blackmagic vs AJA
by EricBowen 5 years ago
What driver version did you install for the Blackmagic card There should have been a firmware update if you downloaded the latest. Eric-ADK Tech Manager support@adkvideoediting.com
Three-Way Color Corrector's Color Wheels
by Daniel Stone 5 years ago
Anyone have any advice on using the color wheels I'm used to DaVinci, Apple Color and FCP7's color wheels where it's a beautiful balance of give-and-take you pull the highlights one way and balance it
Re: Three-Way Color Corrector's Color Wheels
by Daniel Stone 5 years ago
Sorry, I meant "mids," not "kids." My Mac autocorrected me.
How to degrade footage
by Daniel Stone 5 years ago
Hey guys, We shot some compositing plates on the Red Epic in 5K HD. As is typical with Red footage, it's super clean and razor sharp with no character at all. Is there a good way of degrading the foot
Re: How to degrade footage
by Stephen Smith 5 years ago
If you hate that it is razor sharp you could always soften it up a little. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Filming in stadium / union question
by Daniel Stone 6 years ago
Hey guys, Anyone ever film anything in a stadium under rule of a local union How did you get around having to use their guys A client of ours has requested a major stadium as a film location. We've be
Re: Filming in stadium / union question
by Daniel Stone 6 years ago
Tim Wilson "That's why my own most desired set of answers on this thread are finding out how you secured the facility. :-) " Hi Tim! We researched a few options (including NFL and Major League) and g
How to add keyframe without that annoying arc?
by Daniel Stone 6 years ago
Hey guys, How do you add a position keyframe without AE automatically adding an arc of movement In other words, let's say I have two keyframes for motion: start and stop. - Keyframe 1 (start position)
Re: How to add keyframe without that annoying arc?
by Daniel Stone 6 years ago
Sorry, I think I figured it out. In case anyone else needs it, right-click the keyframe and select Keyframe Interpolation. Then set Special Interpolation to 'Linear' rather than 'Continuous Bezier.'
Adding 3:2 Pulldown in AE (upper first)
by Daniel Stone 6 years ago
Hey guys, When adding 3:2 Pulldown to 24p footage, I usually just go to "Render Settings" and turn on "3:2 Pulldown" and select a pattern. Question: when creating a ProRes file, do I also need to go t
Re: Adding 3:2 Pulldown in AE (upper first)
by Daniel Stone 6 years ago
Thank you, thank you! This is exactly what I needed.
Sllooooowwww Payers
by Tom Sefton 7 years ago
We've done some consultancy work for a council in the UK. How long would you say is too long to wait for an invoice before you start being more.......pressing for payment. I never want to work for the
Re: Sllooooowwww Payers
by Daniel Stone 7 years ago
Yeah, we tend to avoid government RFPs. It's too much work outside of doing the actual work with not enough reward. I have a colleague who works for a production company that specializes in government
NVIDIA Quadro 4000 and second display
by Daniel Stone 7 years ago
Hey guys, I just got a new Mac Pro with the NVIDIA Quadro 4000 graphics card. I've got two displays hooked up but the computer only recognizes one. Is there something I'm forgetting to do I installed
Re: NVIDIA Quadro 4000 and second display
by Daniel Stone 7 years ago
Just a quick update in case anyone else has an issue. I contacted PNY Tech support, who responded once with some questions. After a week I have not heard back so I contacted the place where I bought i
BCC 3D transparency issue
by Daniel Stone 7 years ago
I just downloaded and installed the BCC 3D Unit in After Effects. In the Render setting, when I set the antialiasing to anything other than 'draft mode', my 3D object lettering becomes transparent. Th
Re: BCC 3D transparency issue
by Daniel Stone 7 years ago
Hey Peter, Thanks for the response! I emailed them a week and a half ago and haven't heard back. I'll try calling to see if I can get through. Dan
Where's the download link?!?
by Daniel Stone 7 years ago
I bought the BCC 3D Objects Continuum Unit and got the receipt. Only thing I didn't get is the download link. How do you download this thing ! I see a link to download a demo version but in order to g
Re: Where's the download link?!?
by Daniel Stone 7 years ago
Hi Rich, Thanks so much for sending that. Very helpful and definitely much easier than I thought! Dan
Let the buyer beware...
by Eric Mueller 7 years ago
So Boris suport finally got back to me about my problem relinking Avid media files in AE after using transfer. The solution A $250 plug-in from a third party vendor! Now, nowhere on the Boris website
Re: Let the buyer beware...
by Daniel Stone 7 years ago
Yeah, I've been advised to watch out for situations like this. And the fact that support probably won't respond the first try.
FS100 - Why does it look so video-ish?
by Daniel Stone 8 years ago
Hey all, So we just bought the Sony FS100 for smaller projects and pick-up footage. I chose it because it has a full sensor, an amazing codec, a ton of mounting points and XLR audio input. We've been
Re: FS100 - Why does it look so video-ish?
by Daniel Stone 8 years ago
Hey Nathan, The DVXUSER forum is a lot more lively on this topic. I posted over there and started a fantastically helpful conversation: http: www.dvxuser.com V6 showthread.php 260488-FS100-looks-so-vi
Survey of the new breed of small size/ big sensor HD camcorders; what do YOU like?
by Mark Suszko 8 years ago
Kind of casually shopping around at cameras using AVC-Intra or AVCHD and SD cards ( but specifically not P2), I looked at the Sony NX5U and the Panasonic AF100. Both seem very nice, but I'm annoyed by
Re: Survey of the new breed of small size/ big sensor HD camcorders; what do YOU like?
by Daniel Stone 8 years ago
One more thing - the XDCam footage edits beautifully and seamlessly in FCP.
Ghosting when stacking filters
by Daniel Stone 8 years ago
Hi all. I did some research and find some other people have similar problems but there hasn't really been a good solution. Whenever I stack 2 filters in my 2-stage matter box (usually a hot mirror and
Re: Ghosting when stacking filters
by Daniel Stone 8 years ago
Excellent! Thanks so much everyone! Dan
Audio lag in FCP when playing out
by Daniel Stone 8 years ago
I've got a Kona Lhe that I use to play out to a client monitor. Something I've noticed is that the audio is about a half second off in final cut. It's perfectly in sync playing out of the card to the
Re: Audio lag in FCP when playing out
by Daniel Stone 8 years ago
Poked around in the menus and figured it out. Frame offset option.
CRT Monitor Repair?
by Daniel Stone 8 years ago
Hey guys, Have any of you ever had a CRT monitor repaired I have a 19" Sony CRT production monitor that I love. It just broke and I'm not quite sure where to go for repair. My local repair guys don't
Re: CRT Monitor Repair?
by Steve Kownacki 8 years ago
These guys I've used for cams & decks although they do monitors too - love 'em. Lots of great info on their site too. http: www.macievideo.com index.html Steve
Hard Drives
by Daniel Stone 9 years ago
Wasn't sure where to post this so I thought I'd ask the people closest to the issue. What kinds of hard drives are you guys using We typically buy the LaCie Rugged drives in bulk and use them to dump
Re: Hard Drives
by Daniel Stone 9 years ago
Excellent point and very true! In an effort to have as many things stacked in my favor as possible, I want to stay away from drives that fail more than others. Every time I pull a LaCie Rugged out at
exporting to wmv from fcp
by Glyn Bowerman 9 years ago
I have shot footage in 1080 25p using a Sony EX3. When i export from the timeline using Flip4Mac to wmv, the file I create seems quite jaggedy & seems to zing a lot. I have tried checking both progres
Re: exporting to wmv from fcp
by Daniel Stone 9 years ago
We shoot with the EX1 a lot. I have found that FCP has some funky issues when exporting. When making a WMV I usually export to a native format first then export to my final file type (like WMV Flip4Ma
HDX900 1080/24p?
by Daniel Stone 10 years ago
Hey guys, I received some DVCPRO tapes that were shot on the HDX900 in 1080 24p. Does this camera really record 1080p I always thought it only records 720p and 1080i, yet the tapes are marked 1080 24p
Re: HDX900 1080/24p?
by Daniel Stone 10 years ago
Sorry, never mind. Just found this (below) which I didn't find during my first search. Excellent info. http: forums.creativecow.net thread 120 859416#859416
EX1 and wobbly footage
by Daniel Stone 11 years ago
We rented some Sony EX1 cams for a drag racing documentary and were shocked when watching dailies. Everything filmed in 60 fps (slow motion) where the camera wasn't completely locked down looks wobbly
Re: EX1 and wobbly footage
by Daniel Stone 11 years ago
Our executive producer talked to someone at Sony who said they're aware of the wobbling issue and that this is just a characteristic of the CMOS chip set. He said that CMOS chips are a lot less expens
Our Demo Reel Won Two Tellys!
by Jonathon Robinson 11 years ago
My partner and I have a production company called Playhead based in New York. We just found out we won two Telly Awards for our demo reel! It won a Silver (the highest) for Use of Animation and a Bron
Re: Our Demo Reel Won Two Tellys!
by Daniel Stone 11 years ago
Bummer... I couldn't get it to play, either. Tried on Vista, XP and a Mac. It takes me to the sample pages but nothing plays. I was excited about seeing them.
Avid and FCP
by Daniel Stone 11 years ago
Hey guys! Need some honest advice. I'm a mac guy, been editing in Final Cut Pro since I started. Ever since the release of Final Cut Studio 2 I have been spending more time diagnosing problems and fin
Re: Avid and FCP
by Daniel Stone 11 years ago
Scott, that's pretty much what I said in my last post... that I came here to verify what I already believed to be true. I would love to have time to come here every time I have a problem in FCP (which
Sony Monitor Issues
by Daniel Stone 11 years ago
Hey guys! Didn't know where else to post about a monitor so I picked the forum belonging to its next peripheral. Just bought a Sony BVM-1911 monitor on ebay. Overall it's in good shape - good colors,
Re: Sony Monitor Issues
by Daniel Stone 11 years ago
Alrighty, just to give you an update (in case anyone else has the same problem) - It's fixed! I found a friend of a friend who calibrates studio equipment. He came to the studio, opened it, soldered s
10-bit Varicam vs DVCPro HD
by Daniel Stone 12 years ago
I'm capturing footage from a Varicam through a Kona Lhe and I'm wondering what the difference between the two setups are and which on is better to use: "10-bit Varicam" and "DVCPro HD". Thanks! Dan
Re: 10-bit Varicam vs DVCPro HD
by Daniel Stone 12 years ago
"Whacked about the head..." Ha ha! I love it! I meant to write that I'm capturing footage - from a deck - that was filmed on the Varicam. Thanks everybody for the replies! That perfectly answered my q
Kona LHe card not recognized
by Daniel Stone 12 years ago
Hi everyone - I just installed a Kona LHe card into my mac pro, turned it on and got that 'new card' menu, installed the software from the CD, rebooted and... nothing. When I open the KONA Control Pan
Re: Kona LHe card not recognized
by Daniel Stone 12 years ago
Thanks so much for your help, everyone! I took all of your suggestions and now it works! Here's what I did: - Installed the card in slot 3 and used the Expansion Slot Utility to adjust accordingly (x1
News HD B-roll Package Question
by Daniel Stone 12 years ago
I'm filming a b-roll package for a client with a Varicam. I'm going to downconvert and submit the final on BetaSP. My question is 16:9 or 4:3 - I know our local stations broadcast in 'fake-d' (upconve
Re: News HD B-roll Package Question
by Daniel Stone 12 years ago
To clarify, when I say 16:9 I mean letterboxed.
XL-H1 and 2:3:3:2 stutter
by Daniel Stone 12 years ago
I just rented an XL-H1 for a shoot (I'm a glutton for punishment) and this is my first time filming in imitation 24p. I was filming in SD 16:9 24f and noticed that the motion looked sort of jerky thro
Re: XL-H1 and 2:3:3:2 stutter
by Daniel Stone 12 years ago
Todd, I really like your theory - trust your eyeballs. I think we all forget what's important - your eyes. I still wouldn't use a prosumer XL-H1 for a professional commercial application - and especia
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