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Dave Po

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January 27th 2009
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Peaking levels on imported music.
by Dave Po 6 years ago
Hey guys, I need some help understanding what's going on in Premiere with audio levels. When I import an mp3 or wav music track to my timeline and play it unmodified with no other audio channels it wi
Re: Peaking levels on imported music.
by steve knattress 6 years ago
CDs record at the highest level they can get away with whatever the genre, so as to get the best S N I usually find reducing the music import by 12db is a good start. Steve
Visual Design Methodology
by Oliver Lyndale 8 years ago
Hi there, I have just spent the last 3 days researching Web Design Methodology and still find myself unsatisfied with the answers I get. Is anyone willing to share with me the process they use for des
Re: Visual Design Methodology
by Dave Po 8 years ago
You need a good contract that specifies number of revisions or allotted time. Sometimes you'll want to give ur clients a little leway to keep them happy, but not to much. You'll quickly realize the ra
Best Way to get Website noticed?
by Nick Freeman 8 years ago
I need a good service to get my website at the top or near the top when somebody does an internet search. Say for instance somebody does a search for "san diego surfboards" how do I get my name to the
Re: I disagree - well first 2 pages, is not top of Google - is it?
by Dave Po 8 years ago
Trying to make a sale Yes, to some extant. Got me! :P ... but I can offer very inexpensive SEO help. So I am at least a little relevant in doing so :) Instead of charging monthly, which I think is a b
Div not expanding to 100% of browser's height
by Mike Stadnyckyj 8 years ago
I'm having an issue getting my Div to expand to 100% of a browser's height when vertical scroll is needed and can't find any answers to it. If you visit my home page and resize your browser so that a
Re: Div not expanding to 100% of browser's height
by Dave Po 8 years ago
If you are trying to expand a background image 100% vertically, make sure you set the html and body element to 100%. html, body{height:100%;} body { background-image:url(' images repeating-image.jpg')
DVX100 60i footage coming in with 3 good frames and 2 interlaced, why?
by Dave Po 8 years ago
I have some footage shot in 60i on a DVX100a, when I capture it with FCP it comes in with 3 good frames and 2 frames that have interlaced-jaggedy lines. I have never seen this before, and have no idea
Re: DVX100 60i footage coming in with 3 good frames and 2 interlaced, why?
by Dave Po 8 years ago
Bingo. Thanks. Cinema tools does the trick :)
Where?
by Dave Po 9 years ago
Hey guys, sorry this is going to be "the wrong forum" for this, but I have two questions. 1. Where do you post general stuff like this post 2. How can you directly message forum users
Re: Where?
by Shane Ross 9 years ago
Forum Leaders RARELY want direct messages. In fact, I'd say never. Post here where a LOT of people can see your question and offer help...don't leave it up to one person. Shane GETTING ORGANIZED WITH
Rendering 1,000 hours of video?
by Dave Po 9 years ago
So I have a few questions about streamlining rendering. I have about 1,000 hours of video (each clip is an hour long, so that's 1000 clips) which need to have a lower third bug placed on them for thei
Re: Rendering 1,000 hours of video?
by Dave Po 9 years ago
I forgot to mention. Everything is h.264 and must end up h.264.
MiniDV commercial delivery question...
by Dave Po 9 years ago
So, I'm delivering a commercial to a station that accepts miniDV. I will be delivering on miniDV. They require the show to be shot and edited on "broadcast quality" equipment (specifying Betacam SP or
Re: MiniDV commercial delivery question...
by Tom Matthies 9 years ago
Litterboxed! I love it. I will now use that term when describing the Letterboxed Pillerboxed effect to my clients. I had been describing it as "Postage Stamped" but litterboxed is more descriptive whe
Video Consulting Pricing
by Dave Po 9 years ago
Just curious; what is the average pricing for video consulting Maybe it's best to ask, what range (ie: $xx hr kid out of college to $yyy hr for a video broadcast veteran). I am currently setting up a
forum thoughts...
by Dave Po 9 years ago
I did a search for "consulting pricing" and just "consulting", didn't find much. Maybe I should have searched for a more generalized "day hourly rate". I wish the forum had "stickies". A general stick
Opinions? 8mm to DVD
by Ryan Johnson 9 years ago
My next door neighbor has a ton of 8mm film that he wants to transfer to DVD. He sent me a link to a company to do this and I'd like your opinion. This company is frightening people. First of all, pro
Re: Opinions? 8mm to DVD
by Dave Po 9 years ago
Best deal, service, and quality (in SD) I've had for transfers was from Dwayne's Photo (http: www.dwaynesphoto.com) ... for whatever it's worth.
No audio in "edit to tape"?
by Dave Po 9 years ago
I am editing in FCP going through an AJA IoLa to a Sony Digibeta deck. I can't get audio to the deck from FCP when "editing to tape". "print to video" works fine, but I cant get the right timecode, so
Solution!
by Dave Po 9 years ago
Just for reference the solution to this problem was to nest the timeline and check "mixdown audio". Not sure why this is required but it is.
7D Music Promo Teaser
by Robin Gray 9 years ago
Hi All, Check out this new promo shot on 7D with a weak LED torch in a small room, edited on a MB Pro with AE and FCP. Would love to hear what all you cows think, Enjoy. Robin Minor Sick- Sad Struggle
Re: 7D Music Promo Teaser
by Dave Po 9 years ago
very neat! I dig it!
Is there a "bad tape splice" film transition effect in existence?
by Dave Po 9 years ago
Is there a "bad tape splice" film transition in existence For FCP or anything else You know, when you are watching some super-8 (yes, real film) that's been spliced with tape you get a quick little ji
Re: Is there a "bad tape splice" film transition effect in existence?
by Dan Monro 9 years ago
Ditto that. I've made a few over the years. Use position, and crop, a little ragged edge, or make a matte in photoshop. You can add a little randomness to make them feel more organic, and a little jum
Music video audio question.
by Dave Po 9 years ago
So I'm editing a music video to the album track, here's my situation. The song is spacey, dreaming, acoustic, female vocals with male backup (LOTS of reverb on vocals). Acoustic guitars, tambourine, k
Re: Music video audio question.
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 9 years ago
I've been involved in the mixing of a few albums and, usually, no decision is taken lightly. That reverb has probably been discussed, rediscussed and rerediscussed. If it's there on the final, it's th
What's the slowest point in my computer?
by Dave Po 9 years ago
I have an i7 2.8ghz Intel quadcore with 8GB of Ram. While exporting I've been watching my Activity Monitor and neither the CPU nor Memory is running at full capacity, possibly not even half capacity.
Re: OT: How to boot in 64 bits.
by Al Davis 9 years ago
Yeesh - I wouldn't touch that!!! I need to earn a living; not engage in science projects. Use the free app. Nice little gentle toy, that works; and can toggle back and forth. All the best, -Al Al Davi
Can I send timecode to digibeta deck from FCP?
by Dave Po 9 years ago
Is there any possible way to send timecode to a digibeta deck when printing to tape I am running from FCP to an AJA IoLa via firewire and have the AJA IoLa hooked to the digibeta deck via RS-422.
Re: Can I send timecode to digibeta deck from FCP?
by Dave Po 9 years ago
Ok, that's what I thought. Why then, when I "blank" via FCPs Edit To Tape does it give me an option of what timecode to start at And what is the "insert timecode" button in the Edit To Tape for
HD Cam Audio Tracks Problemo
by Brian Schildhorn 9 years ago
so, another dilemma in the same day, got 4 tracks of audio in my FCP timeline, audio video settings telling me that all 4 tracks are going out to the deck through the Kona LHi. The deck has all 4 trac
Re: HD Cam Audio Tracks Problemo
by Dave Po 9 years ago
i agree 100%. go with Premiere if you want easy. But then again, I wouldn't want to print to a digibeta deck with Premiere.
Capturing DVCPRO50 in FCP.
by Dave Po 9 years ago
Hey! So I was wondering... I have video with black bars on the sides of my video, was this caused by capturing at 720x480 So, I have been shooting on DVCPRO50 on a Panasonic SDX-900 broadcast camera.
Re: Capturing DVCPRO50 in FCP.
by Dave Po 9 years ago
If I make an image file in photoshop that is 720x486 and drop it into a 720x480 FCP timeline and resize it to 98.8% it looks exactly the same. Why And why wouldn't DVCPRO50 be a full 720 wide Whatever
Timecode to Digibeta via FCP and IoLA
by Dave Po 9 years ago
First, my set up: FCP to AJA IoLa via FireWire. AJA IoLa to Sony DVW-2000 digibeta deck via RS-422, audio breakout cables from IoLa to analog audio input on deck. As far as I know, the only possible w
Re: Timecode to Digibeta via FCP and IoLA
by Dave Po 9 years ago
Blast. Fixed my own initial problem. Have to do an "audio mixdown render" to get audio to go through. Anybody know why
HD Cam TC Mystery
by Brian Schildhorn 9 years ago
So, got a dilemma, Printing to HD Cam, blacked the first two minutes,(00:58:00:00-01:00:00:00) Now trying to have FCP through a Kona LHi stripe the rest of the tc while I lay video and audio tracks al
Re: HD Cam TC Mystery
by Dave Po 9 years ago
Have you set the internal timecode preset on the VTR Every time you record on the VTR it advanced the internal TC, if you rewind and record again it will start where you left off. You need to reset th
What? 4 lines of VITC timecode? 19 & 21 and 332 & 334?
by Dave Po 9 years ago
So I have some specs that want VITC timecode on lines 19 and 21 for field 1 and 332 and 334 for field 2. My deck appears to only have settings for the first two (lines 19 and 21). Why do they want 4 l
Re: What? 4 lines of VITC timecode? 19 & 21 and 332 & 334?
by Dave Po 9 years ago
haha. Ya know what. I don't even care anymore. We are getting "exception" status and delivering NTSC instead of PAL and you cant even use line 21 in NTSC. Guess this means I don't have to meet their t
Dialnorm -24, -27, or -31?
by Dave Po 10 years ago
So I am working on audio to submit to PBS. I had one person tell me -31 for dial norm, and another tell me -24. Both people where qualified employees from PBS. After reading the PBS TOS (specification
Re: Dialnorm -24, -27, or -31?
by Bob Zelin 10 years ago
everyone turns to these forums for the easy way out. "I have to deliver for broadcast - what should I do". WE DONT MAKE THE DECISIONS. I had people tell me years ago that PBS demanded D5 delivery, yea
Audio randomly stops recording, why?
by Dave Po 11 years ago
Sorry for yet another post guys. I'll be able to contribute here a lot though once I've got this all figured out. We are recording master tapes to digibeta deck (Sony DVW-2000) through an AJA IoLA fro
CH1&2 Stereo Mix / FCP question
by Dave Po 11 years ago
Here is a question I've been debating at work in the last week with my fellow coworkers. First of all, we are printing to DigiBeta from FCP. Specs say that we need Ch1&2 to be a stereo mix. Coworkers
Re: CH1&2 Stereo Mix / FCP question
by Asmund Voll Tesdal 11 years ago
Actually, you and your coworkers may both be right, since FCP's behavior on this is controlled by its sequence settings. However, the default settings should be that FCP does a stereo downmix of all t
I'm getting 15 IRE, not 7.5, why?
by Dave Po 11 years ago
My broadcaster told me our video looks to be 15 IRE. I need some help tracking down the problem and how to fix the problem. I'm shooting DVCPro 50, editing in FCP, exporting through a AJA IoLA to a Di
problem fixed!
by Dave Po 11 years ago
Got it fixed! Just for future reference for anyone with the same problem (doubt it will EVER happen to anyone else), here i the solution, at least in my case. We have a Sony DVW-2000 DigiBeta deck. In
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