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David Ghast

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August 3rd 2008
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Any way i can capture straight to dvd?
by David Ghast 6 years ago
I have a minidv camcorder and i dont want to edit anything, just capture it straight to dvd, anyone know how premiere or other software can do this
Re: Any way i can capture straight to dvd?
by Ann Bens 6 years ago
DVD recorder with firewire connection. ----------------------------------------------- Adobe Certified Expert Premiere Pro CS6 Adobe Community Professional
replacing clip with after effects composition
by Alex Rod 6 years ago
I had a timeline with 6 clips on it and replaced all the clips with an after effects composition. Now the timeline shows everything as one clip. Is there a way to see the individual clips again in pre
Re: replacing clip with after effects composition
by David Ghast 6 years ago
Its a one way process unfortunately, its best not to use that technique until you have to, or import a dummy file and replace that with the comp, then switch out your placeholder video file with the c
Playback and Nesting
by Mark DAgostino 6 years ago
Just curious, does nesting create less playback stress on the video card since multiple tracks are now nested into one Mark D'Agostino Video Producer Creative Media Productions - Exelon Baltimore, MD
Re: Playback and Nesting
by David Ghast 6 years ago
No, that would create more. Instead of just playing a few tracks on your main timeline it now has to play many at the same time. However if you export your nested tracks (presuming your done with them
Fixing shaky/distorted footage from concert
by Vasik Greif 6 years ago
Hi, I was recording a concert, the camera was on a tripod, but as the music was really loud, everytime the drummer used his kick, the footage is shaky distorted- when that happens, it looks like this:
Re: Fixing shaky/distorted footage from concert
by David Ghast 6 years ago
premiere doesnt "frame through" things properly, especially if you have interlaced footage or frame blending enabled. To know for sure you have to import your footage into vdub and frame through it an
Converting stereo to dual mono???
by Craig Sawchuk 6 years ago
I'm new to CS6 and have camera footage with one good audio track and one that's just ambient a c fan noise. I imported it into a sequence as a stereo track and was thinking that I could somehow copy t
Re: Converting stereo to dual mono???
by David Ghast 6 years ago
this aint adobe but alot of file processing stuff like this is better done outside of adobe, so in this instance you could use audacity, lay it down in the tract and export each channel independently
Minidv camera wont show up in premiere cs5
by David Ghast 6 years ago
I cant get my minidv camera to show up, its connected via firewire, the cable and the camera are new and unused, the tape plays fine, premiere worked fine when i did this before in the past but that w
Re: Minidv camera wont show up in premiere cs5
by David Ghast 6 years ago
whoops turns out it was just disabled in bios, go figure.
Duplicating linked comps/subcomps leaves them linked to wrong subcomps
by David Ghast 7 years ago
If i have comp A which is nested in Comp b, and i want to fork and make a duplicate set of those comps, if i do then the dupe comp B will still be connected to the original comp A. Is there a way to d
Re: Duplicating linked comps/subcomps leaves them linked to wrong subcomps
by Walter Soyka 7 years ago
Technically, duplicating a comp leaves it connected the right (original) precomps -- this is as designed. True Comp Duplicator link will let you duplicate an entire structure of comps and precomps. Al
Is there any way to determine what comp is linked in dynamic linked footage?
by David Ghast 7 years ago
If im working with proxies in ppro and replace them with a dynamic linked comp, it replaces it with the name of the proxy with the AE project, not the AE comp. How do i determine after (if someone els
automatic 2d-3d conversion plugins:?
by David Ghast 7 years ago
I found one at yuvsoft.com but their faq says they wont sell to us lowly consumers, so anyone know of an automatic 2d-3d conversion plugin for AE, or similar program (Roto is not an option...)
Re: automatic 2d-3d conversion plugins:?
by David Ghast 7 years ago
That would be a 2 to 2.5d plugin now wouldnt it. Nevermind, ive tried almost every piece of software that claims to do this and they either only adjust the film plane (2.5d if you will) or they dont d
How do i prevent AE from appending copied comp name?
by David Ghast 7 years ago
I need to make a copy of a number of comps in a 100 sub comp project. When i copy them and paste outside of its respective folder it changes the comp name with the next number. This has become a huge
Re: How do i prevent AE from appending copied comp name?
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 7 years ago
Possibly, a quicker way would have been to import the same AEP into the current AEP. HTH RoRK Intensive AE & Mocha Training in Singapore and Malaysia Adobe ACE ACI (version 7) & Imagineer Systems Inc
What part of VFX am I interested in?
by Scott O'Hara 7 years ago
Hey all, I've posted a lot about going to school for VFX and seeking ways to further my understanding of such programs, BUT, I'm also looking at internships, training, etc., with VFX companies... So w
Re: What part of VFX am I interested in?
by David Ghast 7 years ago
Well if you want some wisdom then pose your question backwards in the form of an answer, yknow like yoda: You do not choose a path, a path chooses you. But yeah, go for it, apply for jobs and such and
How do i make AE not blur my graphics by default?
by David Ghast 7 years ago
I was trying to place this simple 7x32 graphic side by side when i noticed gaps or overlaps between them. I zoomed down in AE CS5 to get a closer look and found what appeared to be feathered edges: Ch
Re: How do i make AE not blur my graphics by default?
by David Ghast 7 years ago
Not sure what you did there but its producing the inverse of what it is. Also when the comp's width increases the whole thing goes to hell. Thanks anyways.
Weird One!
by Tim Smith 7 years ago
Hi All, I'm having AAE problems. It was working fine then started doing this all of a sudden. My clip is 59.94fps the comp setttings frame rate is set at 59.94. When I preview it plays in slow mo. If
Re: Weird One!
by David Ghast 7 years ago
Check your ram render settings (the panel that shows right on the default template) and see what framerate its set to. Also you might be limited if you use spacebar instead of the 0 key on the numpad
59,94 fps conversion to real time
by Andrei Ionut Apopei 7 years ago
Hi there, I need some advice from all of you. I shot a lot of my movies in 59,94 fps with a hdslr camera (1280 x 720, frame rate: constant, scan type: progressive). I putted in AfterEffects and I inte
Re: 59,94 fps conversion to real time
by David Ghast 7 years ago
"If it's 59.94P, you can interpret the 59.94 as 29.97 interlaced footage. After interpreting it this way, it'll treat each frame as a field. Drop the footage into a 29.97 comp and you should be good t
Imported .avi, waited an hour for it to convert, all i got was
by David Ghast 8 years ago
Im new to avid but not to editing, ive never dealt with a editing program that forces a certain format so im not sure what to do. It took an hour to convert to mxf (using only 20% of my processor, yik
Re: Imported .avi, waited an hour for it to convert, all i got was
by David Ghast 8 years ago
I tried converting uncompressed and it worked fine, apparently avids encoder cant read a majority of codecs out there, which means you have to do an intermediate encode to uncompressed before doing an
Video exporting takes forever in Premiere
by Will Burchfield 8 years ago
Still Fairly new to Premiere but every time I export something it will take up to ten times the length of the video (30 minute export for a three minute video) Even when all the settings between the s
Re: Video exporting takes forever in Premiere
by David Ghast 8 years ago
until you are able to answer ryans questions with accuracy there's not much anyone can do for you. I suggest reading each question then asking google a corresponding question to further understand wha
Advanced Metadata Questions - for DaVinci.
by Ryan Patch 8 years ago
Hello All - I am an experienced Premiere editor, so I know the basics of how Premiere handles metadata, but I have some specific questions. I am getting ready to take my first LARGE (feature) project
Re: Advanced Metadata Questions - for DaVinci.
by David Ghast 8 years ago
if you dont find any answer (im curious too how this would work), then the last ditch ghetto option would be to use a batch renamer which can at least offer an easy way to create a pseudo reel take na
Does the loop pause occur when played on a computer?
by David Ghast 9 years ago
I want to create a BD menu where the loops are seamless. I have the option of having this play on whatever machine i want, and would like it so that it doesnt pause between loops. Is this inevitable o
Re: Does the loop pause occur when played on a computer?
by David Ghast 9 years ago
So i guess he never figured it out, oh well, discs are dead.
Anyone know of a modular viewfinder?
by David Ghast 11 years ago
Im looking for a electronic viewfinder that accepts some sort of standard video in, it doesnt necessarily have to be made for a particular camera, just a standalone piece that i can build a mount for.
Re: Anyone know of a modular viewfinder?
by David Ghast 11 years ago
Ill need it in color. So im going to have to hotwire a red EVF Theres no plug n play solutions around that are camera agnostic
Where can I buy a camera, microphone, and lights without breaking the bank?
by Jeffrey Gansen 11 years ago
I am starting my own business and am in need of a HD camera, 2 wireless lav mics, 2 stick mics, and at least a 3 point light kit. Is there any companies you guys recommend to purchase this stuff witho
Re: Where can I buy a camera, microphone, and lights without breaking the bank?
by David Ghast 11 years ago
Hollow out an arri 35 case and stick a small palmcorder inside, then charge your clients panavision prices.
Anyone know of a good production insurance resource?
by David Ghast 11 years ago
Is there a good site that explains the insurance situation in small productions Some of the questions Im having trouble finding answers to are: 1. I rent a house for a few days, does the rental owner'
Re: Anyone know of a good production insurance resource?
by David Ghast 11 years ago
Is there any advantage or disadvantage to getting insurance from an out of state company I ask because im not in california, and would like some variety when price shopping.
A gasket already blown
by Greg Ball 11 years ago
I was selected by a First Time out-of-state client to shoot and edit several videos for them to be shot locally. They are on the other side of the U.S. I sent them our generic terms and agreement pape
Re: A gasket already blown
by David Ghast 11 years ago
Drugs screening terms !!! Corporate fascism as its finest. Sounds like a contract written by the dark lord himself. Did they require you sign it with the blood of an orphan
Where can I find native highspeed test footage?
by David Ghast 11 years ago
I need to test my pipeline in advance to know what my camera specs need to be, but to do that i need to get a hold of some native highspeed (120p) footage, meaning it has not been exported into a play
Re: Where can I find native highspeed test footage?
by David Ghast 11 years ago
Sorry, the highspeed comment was a bit misleading, this isnt an issue of slowed down footage, im looking for footage that is in realtime but still in its original 120fps capture format.
24p, 120p, genlock camera
by David Ghast 11 years ago
Ive done my research and have determined that these are my absolute requirements: true 24p mode (not 48i) (at least) true 120p mode (not 240i) genlock for multicam synchronization I guess im going to
24p camera under 5k?
by David Ghast 11 years ago
Im looking to shoot with a stereoscopic setup and i have 10k to spend on two digital cameras and equipment needed to sync them. Im wanting to shoot the whole production in 24p (p as in true progressiv
Re: 24p camera under 5k?
by David Ghast 11 years ago
I appreciate the advice. I guess i'll put genlock on the top of my list of camera requirements.
What program is this?
by David Ghast 11 years ago
http: www.youtube.com watch v=0htpiWBGhCQ Is the program window shown here Motion
Re: What program is this?
by Stephen Smith 11 years ago
This could easily be created in Motion. Stephen Smith Money Making Graphics & Effects for Final Cut Studio 2
trouble exporting QT conversion
by rick rodgers 11 years ago
trying to export a 1:30 clip for the web... using QT conversion with default settings... looks great on my desktop... horrible and out of fous when uploaded onto the web... tried compressor keep getti
Re: trouble exporting QT conversion
by David Ghast 11 years ago
it only looks horrible when uploaded onto the web by the web im guessing youtube which does the video conversion on its end What do you expect, everything on the web looks horrible and out of focus.
Render out issues
by Kent Beeson 11 years ago
Hi Shot editing a seq in HDV 1080i 60, all my MOTION files are the same, looks good in timeline...my render control codec is Apple Pro RES 422...now when I render out the QT movie with the current set
Re: Render out issues
by David Ghast 11 years ago
i cant solve your problem but i will tell you this, PRORES is garbage and its been a nightmare to work with, but then again apple is garbage, so if you want to prevent problems like the ones your havi
Codec quirks making exports difficult
by David Ghast 11 years ago
Ive been in the process of converting my PRORES HQ footage over into a non proprietary format, and it was suggested that i use the animation codec to do so, but i noticed that the result was always di
Re: Codec quirks making exports difficult
by Rafael Amador 11 years ago
You will go from 10b Compressed YCbCr (Prores HQ) to 8b Unc RGB.(Animation). Why don't you have a look to Sheer (www.bitjazz.com) Gives you 8 10b Unc YCbCr RGB. Half the size of the Apple Unc or Anima
PRORES HQ codec missing
by David Ghast 11 years ago
I just installed FCP 5.1 to work on my PRORES footage and dont see the PRORES HQ codec listed anywhere in the sequence settings. Is this some separate thing i have to download
Re: PRORES HQ codec missing
by Adam Schmidt 11 years ago
Believe it or not FCP6 is not required for prores to work. I had a project a few months back that was a QT prores deliverable but at the last min needed an edit on fcp 5.1. If on the FCP 6 mac, you go
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