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David Fortin

Working in video production since 1979. (Producer/Shooter/Editor)
Started own production company in 1985.
First analog - 3/4" SP & BetaSP
Then NLE - Accom Stratasphere (1998)
FCP - 11/2004
Full-Service production for business, industry and educa... [more]
Member Since:
November 6th 2004
249 Posts
100 posts
Location:
East Coast - U.S.A.
FCPX 10.3 - what computer to purchase?
by David Fortin 1 month ago
I've searched this forum and the net in general and haven't located any information on this. Maybe I'm not using the correct keywords. I've found people asking questions about their iMac and getting u
Re: FCPX 10.3 - what computer to purchase?
by David Fortin 1 month ago
Craig, Thanks for the post. I hadn't thought about camera changes. I purchased a Sony EX-1 when it first came out, and I'm still using it. However, I can see me needing something that can shoot 4K. #1
FCPX 10.3 & ATI Radeon HD 5000 1024 MB
by David Fortin 2 months ago
I am running FCPX 10.2.3 on a Mac Pro (early 2008) MAC OS 10.11.6 I want to upgrade to FCPX 10.3 The specs on the Apple site list the ATI Radeon HD 4870 & ATI Radeon HD 5670, but NOT the ATI Radeon HD
Re: FCPX 10.3 & ATI Radeon HD 5000 1024 MB
by Warren Eig 2 months ago
You can't install anything past OS X 10.11.6 on a Mac Pro (early 2008). Warren Eig O 310-470-0905 email: info@babyboompictures.com website: http: www.BabyBoomPictures.com For Camera Accessories - Moni
Reimport from Camera/Camera Archive - not working
by David Fortin 2 months ago
FCPX 10.2.3 on a MAC PRO 3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon I exported a timeline from FCP7 and imported it to FCPX using "7toX for Final Cut Pro" The videos are movies that were imported from Sony XDCAM EX
Re: Reimport from Camera/Camera Archive - not working
by David Fortin 2 months ago
Thanks Noah, That's too bad. However, I ran a batch list when I was exporting the XML from FCP7, so I had the media start and media stop times for each clip. I imported them manually in FCPX, using th
1920x1080 media in 1280x720 project?
by David Fortin 1 year ago
Footage shot 1920x1080. The video is going to be used online, so I'll send it to VIMEO at 1280x720. Need to "zoom in" on a lot of the footage. In FCP7 I could create a 1280x720 timeline, drop the 1920
Re: 1920x1080 media in 1280x720 project?
by David Fortin 1 year ago
Thank you everyone. Just took a walk, and told my wife that FCPX was probably doing it in the background already. Thanks for the confirmation! David
Screen Capture Software
by David Fortin 3 years ago
I need to do a screen capture of a client's software applications for a video. His software is on windows. Does anyone know have experience with a good screen capture software for windows that can cap
Re: Screen Capture Software
by David Fortin 3 years ago
John, Thanks for the clarification. David
Distribute video on USB thumbdrive
by David Fortin 4 years ago
I have a client that wants to hand out USB thumbdrives with his videos on it. Has anyone done this with much success What type of file have you used Did you hear about many problems playing it There a
Re: Distribute video on USB thumbdrive
by David Fortin 4 years ago
Thanks for everyone's input. If an h.264 will play on either platform, I think I'll try that. If a user clicks on the file, I imagine it will open in whatever they have their computer set for playback
Problems after software update
by David Fortin 4 years ago
Installed the Software Updates by mistake on my MAC. Now, any video that has the Apple XDCAM EX codec will NOT play in any application. In QuickTime 7.66 or 10.0 the audio plays, but there is only BLA
Re: Problems after software update
by David Fortin 4 years ago
I followed you directions and it worked. I explained my actions in detail on the Apple FCP forum, where Lawrence also posted his reply to my inquiry. I tried to post it here, but, since it was a dupli
QT files, Audio with No Vid. and Green in FCP7
by Vincent Strader 4 years ago
Quick Time files all the sudden will not dsplay video, but will display audio. .mov files I've captured from DV and HDV tapes play just fine. .mov files I've captured with an HDV SD card are all blank
Re: QT files, Audio with No Vid. and Green in FCP7
by David Fortin 4 years ago
1,000 Thanks. You are a life saver. I followed your instructions and it worked. I installed MAC OS X 10.6.8 on an External HD. Then I installed FCP. QuickTime 7.6.6 And installed Log & Transfer. I the
Problems After Update
by David Fortin 4 years ago
Was out of the office for 2 months. When I got back I installed the Software Updates without thinking. Now, video files will not play in FCP 7.03. They appear green and I can hear the audio. When I tr
Re: Problems After Update
by David Fortin 4 years ago
I had already trashed preferences, which I do regularly. I forgot about repairing permissions, though. Thanks. That did not help. After further investigation, there seems to be a problem with any Quic
LCD7-SDI monitor
by David Fortin 6 years ago
I am looking for an inexpensive monitor for location shooting for my EX-1. Does anyone have any experience with the LCD7-SDI HD monitor from LCD4Video.com http: www.lcd4video.com 7-hd-sdi-lcd-monitor-
PNG Artifacts - on DVD
by David Fortin 7 years ago
Created a video with quite a few MOTION sequences in it. 3 of the sequences were created by moving PNG images. 1st sequence used head shot photographs 2nd sequence used stick figures 3rd sequence used
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Re: PNG Artifacts - on DVD
by David Fortin 7 years ago
I also had posted this over in the Apple DVD Studio Pro forum. Someone suggested the settings on my TV. And sure enough, when I switched the "Motion Profile" from "High" to "Low", that took care of th
Flash Executable for thumb drive
by David Fortin 7 years ago
I have a client that wants to package a video I am creating with some interactivity at the end (being able to click on the web address and have the host computer use it's browser and internet connecti
reseller hosting plans
by David Fortin 7 years ago
I also posted this in the Adobe Dremweaver forum. I was looking for a reseller hosting company. I only host a handful of sites. I've been using HostDepartment for years, but want to switch. Does anyon
Re: reseller hosting plans
by Alan Smith 7 years ago
I have had a reseller account with HostNine for years. I have found their support and response to be excellent and their hosting packages are very competitive. I would highly recommend them. Alan Smit
Sony Ex-1 hook-up
by David Fortin 7 years ago
Trying the Wirecast demo. Want to hook up my Sony EX-1 to my MAC Pro 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon. Do I use the HDVi iLink out to firewire in on the MAC Or do I use the USB out Is there a document or
Re: Sony Ex-1 hook-up
by David Fortin 7 years ago
Craig, Yes. I found the Ustream Producer this morning. That's what I was messing around with when I got the camera hooked up. This event is for a non-profit, so we're trying to do it with as little ou
EX-1 to MacPro - Ustream/Wirecast
by David Fortin 7 years ago
I'd like to use my EX-1 to stream a live event. Through Ustream, if possible. Or Wirecast, if I need to use that software too. I've searched through some of the past posts on this subject but I don't
Re: EX-1 to MacPro - Ustream/Wirecast
by Craig Seeman 7 years ago
USB is only for data transfer. Ustream's own interface does not accept HDV. Producer Pro with HDV plugin (which is OEM developed by Telestream) or Wirecast with HDV plugin will work. They both have ea
Workflow question
by Peter Humble 7 years ago
Hi, I'm about to do a corporate video with an EX1 which I've only used once before. I edit solely on a Mac Desktop but will be filming in remote locations so I'll need to hire a Laptop to offload the
Re: Workflow question
by David Fortin 7 years ago
Peter, I use a PC to backup in the field. I've been doing it for a couple of years now and it works fine. As others have said, make sure "data protection" and "CRC check" are selected. Clip browser gi
EX-1 focal length ??
by David Fortin 8 years ago
I am doing a lot of interior rooms with the EX-1. I'd like to get a wide angle adapter but have seen posts saying they are not working on the EX-1. Does anyone know what the focal length of the EX-1 l
Re: EX-1 focal length ??
by David Fortin 8 years ago
Joe, Thanks for the post, advice and offer. On the opposite coast, so I can't take you up on it. But you answered my firmware question, which I was concerned about. Thanks again. David
The Incredible Quantum of Solace Trailer Mashup
by Justin Niemeyer 9 years ago
As a tribute to the release of Quantum of Solace, I cut a trailer mashup 'The Incredible Quantum of Solace': http: www.youtube.com watch v=Rd_I1tWIG6k Enjoy! Thanks, Justin
Re: The Incredible Quantum of Solace Trailer Mashup
by David Fortin 9 years ago
Excellent work! Just saw the movie this weekend. Thoroughly enjoyed your Mashup!!! David
Hd questions
by David Hetzer 9 years ago
I have decided to purchase the Sony EX3 and have several questions I hope someone can help me out with on both the production and post production side of things. 1. I would like to have a decent sized
Re: Hd questions
by David Fortin 9 years ago
I shoot with the EX1. I dump the cards to a laptop using the Sony XDCAM Browser software. I then transfer from the laptop to an external HD when I get back to the office. I store all my footage on the
Undercutting as a business model
by Terence Curren 9 years ago
Check out this part of a post on a Los Angeles producer's list: "We are opening our doors on Dec 1st and we have edit stations and mixing rooms available for rent. We're located on Magnolia in Burbank
Re: Undercutting as a business model
by David Fortin 9 years ago
I think I'll have to read that book. 10 Years! Piece of cake. I'm on year 24 of my own business. Fortunately, economy hasn't been a problem yet. Most of my clients are long-term repeat ones. Right now
Installtion Problems
by David Fortin 9 years ago
Trying to do a clean install of OS X Panther on my Mac PRO G5. Erased an internal HD and trying to install from the original DVD. Have tried at least 10 times. Keep getting errors. 5 or 6 times it was
Problem Solved !!
by David Fortin 9 years ago
Checked the Apple Support site and discovered it was a problem with 3rd party RAM. Took out the extra 4 GB of RAM and installation was successful.
EQ in Swimming Pool Area
by David Fortin 10 years ago
Suggestions for EQ in Swimming Pool area. I have audio of a 7 year old girl shouting "To Infinity and Beyond!" that I want to use at the end of a video I am working on. She is in an aquatic therapy po
Re: EQ in Swimming Pool Area
by David Fortin 10 years ago
Ray, Great idea. I can't believe I didn't think of that. I've actually done that on several other videos and it never came to mind. Thanks for the post. My children are all grown, but I have a next do
Illustrator - Pixel Aspect Ratio?
by David Fortin 11 years ago
Is there a Pixel Aspect Ratio setting in Illustrator Some one is providing files to me from Illustrator for a DVD. I do not have Illustrator, just Photoshop. If I take the EPS file they provide and ex
Re: Illustrator - Pixel Aspect Ratio?
by Kevin McKeever 5 years ago
I'm replying to this old thread because this still is an issue for me in various ways when trying to make a DVD Studio Pro menu based on an existing square pixel graphic (e.g. a company's logo). I've
2nd line of 2 line text jitters ??
by David Fortin 12 years ago
Motion 2.0.1 I am moving text from small to large. When it moves out the 2nd line "jumps" up and down (jitters) The 1st line does not, it is rock solid. Any ideas I searched for jitters and there was
XL HI Horizontal Resolution in SD?
by David Fortin 12 years ago
Is there a way to compare the SD Horizontal Resolution of the XL H1 to other cameras For example the Sony DSR-450 DVCAM is rated at 850 TV lines in 4:3 and 900 TV lines in 16:9. This is the "camera" p
Re: XL HI Horizontal Resolution in SD?
by Daniel E 12 years ago
David, I traded in my DSR-570 and bought an XLH1 because I wanted another camera which could do 24F and 30F. I am sure the DSR-570 was sharper in NTSC and had better depth of field becasue of the 2 3
Light for Hidden Identity?
by David Fortin 12 years ago
My client wants me to set up an interview where the subject is "in the dark" so their identity remains hidden. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to do this The room I am working with is rather s
Re: Sheet Trick
by David Fortin 12 years ago
Frank, I don't think I understood the "sheet trick". Are you actually shooting the sheet that shows the shadow DavidDual 2.5 G5 {OS 10.3.7} 4.5 GB RAM NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL DeckLink SP ATTO Ex
BM 8 Bit Codec renders DARKER in QT
by David Fortin 12 years ago
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Re: BM 8 Bit Codec renders DARKER in QT
by David Phillips 12 years ago
Luke, I am experiencing similar problems coming from Shake 4. I am processing 1080 23.98psf clips from FCP (captured by a BM DL HD, so Apple UC 10-bit 4.2.2) When I bring the renders back into FCP, th
Play movie on OPEN / EJECT
by David Fortin 12 years ago
I have a short tag movie (10 seconds of credits) I'd like to play when the viewer gets done watching the DVD. Is there a way to get it to play when the OPEN or EJECT button is hit There's 8 different
OOPS! Wrong forum
by David Fortin 12 years ago
Sorry about that. I just realized I had originally posted this in the Motion Forum instead of DVD Studio Pro. DavidDual 2.5 G5 {OS 10.3.6} 4.5 GB RAM NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL DeckLink SP ATTO Exp
DV convert to BM 8 Bit
by David Fortin 12 years ago
When a DV clip is in a "8-bit" FCP sequence, it looks "softer" after it is rendered, as compared to looking at the same "DV" video in a "DV" FCP sequence. I was told to convert the DV clips to 8-bit i
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