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Dennis Lisonbee

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May 2nd 2003
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Media Composer version 2018.12 & 2012 Mac Pro
by Dennis Lisonbee 7 months ago
According to Avid, the new 2018.12 version, which has a lot of changes under the hood, does not support 2012 Mac Pros. How many 2012 Mac Pro's are still in use and how many are being used as Media Com
Re: Media Composer version 2018.12 & 2012 Mac Pro
by Dennis Lisonbee 7 months ago
John - Thanks for your response. This would suggest the GTX 980 nVidia driver or another conflict that is causing the boot crash. Troubleshooting time for me. Talkin' bout film is like dancing about a
Pegusus & Avid AMA
by Dennis Lisonbee 5 years ago
Has anyone been able to accomplish this workflow using a CatDV catalogue Workflow: 1. Ingest camera QuickTime movies in a CatDV catalogue. 2. Add Metadata 3. Send the catalogued files to an AVID bin a
Re: Pegusus & Avid AMA
by Lee Phillips 5 years ago
Hi Dennis, We would like to see what files are not relinking for you from CatDV to Avid. Please email support@squarebox.com and we will investigate. Lee Phillips Square Box Systems Ltd
Server IP Change
by Dennis Lisonbee 5 years ago
We moved our Catdv Server to a new IP address (faster subnet) After moving it took time to get the server to start up. Finally the Server started and began working, but the status light is RED and say
Re: Server IP Change
by Dennis Lisonbee 5 years ago
Thanks John, I emailed support last week with some screen shots, but they have not replied. Since moving to a new IP we are also unable to connect to web client without logging into our VPN first. I'm
Web Client Edit Mode
by Dennis Lisonbee 5 years ago
Web Client (6.9 beta server) will only allow editing if the field is Multi Hierarchy. If the field is Linked Hierarchy, it will not allow editing. In the screen shot, note that the "Sub Location" fiel
Re: Web Client Edit Mode
by John Vaudin 5 years ago
Thank you for taking the time to test 6.9 beta and thank you for reposting this bug. It has been fixed and that fix will be incorporated into the next release. - John
CATDV and StorageDNA ?
by Pat Horridge 7 years ago
Anyone using CATDV as a front end to StorageDNA LTO-5 Pat Horridge Technical Director, Trainer, Avid Certified Instructor VET Production Editing Digital Media Design DVD T +44 (0)20 7505 4701 F +44 (0
Re: CATDV and StorageDNA ?
by Dennis Lisonbee 6 years ago
Thanks for your reply. Having set up our entire CATDV system myself, (I'm no IT guru) I know there are some real complexities that take time, blood and dancing under a full moon to get everything cook
Pegusus Trial Functionality
by Dennis Lisonbee 6 years ago
I watched the Pegasus demo this morning. A great step forward! It seems that CATDV has fixed the problems it had with the AVID feature. Unfortunately it appears the trial version does not let the user
Re: Pegusus Trial Functionality
by Dennis Lisonbee 6 years ago
Thank You. Talkin' bout film is like dancing about architecture.
Quicktime X will not play Sony BPAV .MP4 files in Mountain Lion 10.8.1
by Dennis Lisonbee 7 years ago
I have Mountain Lion 10.8.1 running on a 17" Macbook Pro. Quicktime 7 will play MP4 files in the Sony BPAV folder but Quicktime 10 will not. You cannot preview the .MP4 files by pressing the spacebar.
Quick Poll. So what's your decision?
by Dominic Deacon 8 years ago
I'm not sure this forum has an actual poll function but I'm interested in what everyone's decision has been- FCPX Or Not Here's my experience: There's a lot of talk about FCPX adding functions and bec
Re: Quick Poll. So what's your decision?
by Dennis Lisonbee 8 years ago
We are phasing out FCP 7 at our university and have moved to AVID Media Composer. It has the deepest DNA the finest high end workflow and media management system for narrative features and long form d
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Color Matching - For Real?
by peter tours 8 years ago
I wasn't planning to move to X anytime soon, but some severely mismatched P2 ftg has me thinking of using the color matching feature in X and then exporting the files back to 7. Is this nuts Is it wor
Re: Color Matching - For Real?
by Dennis Lisonbee 8 years ago
By all means, your DP should take a class in color grading. Best practices Color Grading workflow starts with the DP in pre-production and if you have a good DP, ends with the DP and Colorist during t
Question for Apple-certified trainers and editors
by Chris Jacek 8 years ago
Have any of you heard or know anything about Apple's plans for the certification program Their web site has been "down for maintenance" for weeks. All I could find were pre-order pages for the Peach P
Re: Question for Apple-certified trainers and editors
by Dennis Lisonbee 8 years ago
It is my understanding the former head of certification for Apple is now the head of certification for AVID. Our Apple certified trainer was signed up for advanced training this summer. The week after
Why the urgency to jump to Avid/Adobe RIGHT NOW?
by Gareth Randall 8 years ago
I've read many comments from professionals using FCP7 who have basically said that in response to FCPX, they're going to jump to Adobe or Avid. I'm just a bit confused as to why they've announced this
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Tony Badea liked this 8 years ago
Re: Why the urgency to jump to Avid/Adobe RIGHT NOW?
by Dennis Lisonbee 8 years ago
I've been in the business since 1970's and have edited on moviolas, flatbeds, CMX, Convergence, Media 100, AVID and FCP. I am still active in the business and in the last two years have cut projects o
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FCP X Colour Correction Pics?
by Martin Curtis 8 years ago
Leaked pics I suppose you'd want to look quickly.
Re: FCP X Colour Correction Pics?
by Dennis Lisonbee 8 years ago
The sky was never falling, it was simply being reset to a higher bar. What is falling are small pieces of FCP 7, Premiere and Avid DNA. From the look at the leaked photos those falling pieces may soon
Why Final Cut Pro X has ruined us all
by John Davidson 8 years ago
Well, I hoped the rapture would fix this, but I guess it's not. For a while now, I've been naively trying to keep a positive spin on Final Cut Pro X, but the reality is we're all doomed, and here's wh
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Eric Kinney liked this 6 years ago
Re: Release Date: Why Final Cut Pro X has ruined us all:
by Dennis Lisonbee 8 years ago
Amen Brother!
I guess I'm not PRO, and where's my Jet Pack.
by Alexander Higgins 8 years ago
So the New Final Cut Pro is not PHENOMENOM like everyone had hoped, yes it is more like iMOVIE PRO, so in a way Apple is telling us how to be PRO. I guess I am not PRO anymore, since Apple says Pro's
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Robert Mosner liked this 8 years ago
Re: I guess I'm not PRO, and where's my Jet Pack.
by Dennis Lisonbee 8 years ago
We sure did have iPhones in the 60's. It was made by AT&T right in the US of A. There was a problem with reception so in stead of a bumper AT&T gave you this long antennae that you plugged in the wall
Red1 Workflow with FCP on a Macbookpro
by Neil Fergusson 10 years ago
Hi I'm about to undertake an edit for a short film that will shot using the Red1 camera. I have visited there site, downloaded relevant codecs, tools etc, and read there documentation. I just wanted t
Re: Red1 Workflow with FCP on a Macbookpro
by Dennis Lisonbee 10 years ago
You can certainly edit effectively on a Macbook Pro. There are several workflows. Here is one workflow I've use on location. It requires R3D software from here: http: www.r3ddata.com Tiger Direct sell
Render hell
by tim Holland 10 years ago
We are getting a conforming to Mpeg 2 render every time we render footage and it is adding sometimes hours to our render times. We are running new computers with 8 gigs of ram and they should not be t
Re: Render hell
by Dennis Lisonbee 10 years ago
1. What format is your timeline (Settings) is the timeline format the same as the assets 2. Where are the assets. Any on a server If even one file is on a server somewhere it will sloooow things down.
OT: For those that care about WWDC
by Jeremy Garchow 10 years ago
http: theappleblog.com live Jeremy
Re: OT: For those that care about WWDC
by Dennis Lisonbee 10 years ago
Better yet, buy an external Blu-Ray and install DoStudio on Boot Camp. Or buy another MacPro Tower and when not using it to author a DVD use it as part of a render farm. With Snow Leopard and the comi
Best Storage Option
by Austin Clarence 10 years ago
Hey everyone, I am in a rush to get a new EX1 and all essential accessories before a shoot I have this weekend (writing this on Monday). Unfortunately, I'm swamped in the editing room and will not ha
Re: Best Storage Option
by Dennis Lisonbee 10 years ago
Purchased 16 GB SDHC class 6 transcend cards from newegg and two MxR Express Card 34 Readers from e-films. At the time the SDHC cards were $27 each. They are now over $40 each. Took the system to Guat
NAB is over and no FCP News? What the . . . .
by Alan Smith 10 years ago
Am I the only paranoid or frustrated FCP user How is it that Apple has not made any announcements or had any leaks about updates to Final Cut Studio post NAB They leave the show last year and now they
Re: NAB is over and no FCP News? What the . . . .
by Dennis Lisonbee 10 years ago
FCP Suite is a powerful and mature piece of editing software. For me, the most helpful step forward in the Suite is rendering time. Simplifying work flow for using multiple computer and improved use o
Life Expectancy of the HVX200
by Andrew Heaberlin 11 years ago
I'm looking into buying a used hvx200 and I'm wondering about the hour meter. Is there a life expectancy of the camera as far as hours go If a firestore p2 cards were the only means of recording used,
Re: Life Expectancy of the HVX200
by Dennis Lisonbee 11 years ago
The other two items to look for wear are the firewire connection and the RGB connectors. If you have a card reader, the Firewire is not an issue. If you don't monitor HD with the RGB output, that is n
Dual Link P2 Card Reader
by Dennis Lisonbee 11 years ago
There has been some discussion on the DUAL LINK P2 Card Reader for the Macbook Pro. I purchased the reader. Leopard does not need a driver for this card. It does require the latest Panasonic P2 Driver
Re: Dual Link P2 Card Reader
by Dennis Lisonbee 11 years ago
I'm certain you have read the FAQ page here: http: www.duel-systemsadapters.com support faq.cfm Other that the suggestions there, I can't help as I'm using OS X.
Adobe Express & Intellectual Property
by Dennis Lisonbee 11 years ago
According to this paragraph in the "terms of use" for Photoshop Express. If you publish anything on the Express service site, you give Adobe royalty-free use of the the material. "8. Use of Your Conte
Re: Adobe Express & Intellectual Property
by Dennis Lisonbee 11 years ago
Richard, Thank you for your prompt reply, and your opinion. This is a very timely issue currently being discussed in higher education right now. Yesterday a guest speaker, a professional photographer
Help - New Quad Core G5 bugging out.
by Brooklyn Girl 13 years ago
I bought the newest G5 Power PC quad core operating on 10.4.7. Have 4GB of SDRAM. Working with over 100 hours of footage on feature doc spread over 3 drives - two LaCie and one G-tech. Working on FCP
Re: Help - New Quad Core G5 bugging out.
by Dennis Lisonbee 13 years ago
Don't forget to repair disk permissions. I would also run a program called Disk Warrior on all the drives. You will need to Boot the G5 off the Disk Warrior disk to run it on the system drive. I notic
DV footage goes dark when compressed to MP2.... Why?
by Danny Dodge 13 years ago
Has anyone experienced the problem of having DV footage go dark (black level drop or gamma darkened) when compressing it into MP2 for DVD production If so, is this an inherent problem or is there a wo
Re: DV footage goes dark when compressed to MP2.... Why?
by Dennis Lisonbee 13 years ago
This is a little late, but this is an issue I was faced with two years ago when using compressor for a High Def show. The Director of Photography was VERY" upset with the blacks and the gamma when we
Macbookpro of Quad G5? - Any
by José Luis Martínez Díaz 13 years ago
I'm about to quit the buggy pc world (Xpress Pro, Premiere) and buy a new hardware for a NLE station. Final Cut would be my main editing app (but I'll keep my Xpress Pro installed, or maybe the new so
Re: Macbookpro of Quad G5? - Any
by Dennis Lisonbee 13 years ago
I had a MacBook Pro for several weeks. Like Jerry says, it runs ALL the Pro apps like a champ and it is faster than my Two Year, Nine month old Dual G5. (When I was bored I installed XP on the MacBook
Export to OMF
by Tim Ryan 13 years ago
When exporting audio to OMF, do all the tracks end up in a single file I want to be able to work on the several (16 tracks) independently. Is there something I need to do to save the tracks as unique
Re: Export to OMF
by Dennis Lisonbee 13 years ago
The track will be exported as independent tracks. That is the beauty of OMF. In Pro Tools the work flow is to export to OMF is: 1. Export the FCP sequence to OMF 2. Convert to Pro Tools using DigiTran
sharing project files between Intel and G4 and G5s.
by Don Walker 13 years ago
I am thinking about buying a 17" Macbook Pro and installing FC Studio 5.1 on it to compliment the 2 other workstations and laptop that we have in our facility. Everybody is running Tiger and FCP 5.04.
Re: sharing project files between Intel and G4 and G5s.
by Dennis Lisonbee 13 years ago
Apple sent us an Intel Macbook Pro with Logic and FCP 5.1 to test. Other than speed differences, you will not even know you are on an Intel Mac. It's a beautiful thing. However, FCP 5.1 will read 5.0
FCP and Groupwise?
by Leppell 13 years ago
Has anyone experienced any incompatibilities issues with groupwise on their systems The company wants to install it on my Mac (I don't have much of a choice), and I want to make sure it won't screw th
Re: FCP, Networking
by Dennis Lisonbee 13 years ago
One other comment when communicating with your IT people. Spend some time explaining what bandwidth and processor requirements your editing system needs. Groupwise is a network server issue that is de
Timecode
by Dennis Lisonbee 14 years ago
We are very happy with our new DVX200. Is there a firewire adapter that will output timecode from the DVX200 for jamming a timecode slate and double system recorder to the DVX200 Perhaps I'm dreaming.
Re: Timecode
by Steve Slocomb 14 years ago
Wow, that is a drag...I wonder if all the other LANC devices, like remote focus and zoom controls, are also that way.
Anyone else confused or dissapointed with new HVX200?
by Scenecutter 14 years ago
We bought one to replace our aging D30 betaSP camcorder. Since in our market and most others, TV spots must be distributed on BetaSP. We are either shooting DVCPRO50 480i or one of the HiDef 1080 or 7
Re: Anyone else confused or dissapointed with new HVX200?
by Dennis Lisonbee 14 years ago
brianluce "I'm confused. Why should a 1 3" CCD prosumer camera produce a better picture than a full size 2 3" CCD pro camera I'd be curious to how close the HVX is in picture quality though. I plan o
Fisher price toy!
by martin 14 years ago
Why have Panasonic made the HVX200 look like a fisher price toy!...Is this the reason why the price is such a good one, because they did'nt have to pay a million bucks to some design team to produce s
Size of the Toy?
by Dennis Lisonbee 14 years ago
If credibility with clients is dependent on the size and shape of our gun, then buying an Ikegami HL79 Betacam combo on EBAY would make perfect sense.
HVX Timecode
by Dennis Lisonbee 14 years ago
"SMPTE timecode reader generator with timecode matching with multiple cameras via IEEE 1394" Does anyone know of a portable IEEE 1394 timecode generator to Jam the timecode for multiple cameras or for
Re: HVX Timecode
by Dennis Lisonbee 14 years ago
Does the timecode change with battery changes, that is the question. As soon as our first HVX comes in we will check this out. Doing double system sound we find that jam sync is good for about 6 hours
No Desktop with Decklink HD and 10.4.1
by Dennis Lisonbee 14 years ago
Ever since I upgraded the driver for FCP 5 and Tiger all I get is snow on the desktop. FCP 5 and HD works just fine with the DECKLINK HD but the desktop just has snow. I've gone into preferences and d
h.264 slow to encode?
by Steve Martin 14 years ago
Hello all, Has anyone exported from FCP (using QT conversion) to H.264. I'm exporting a 1 min test clip at Apple Store in Orlando on a 2.7 dual G% w 2 gig ram. Setting s are best video quality at 400x
Re: h.264 slow to encode?
by Dennis Lisonbee 14 years ago
Oh Yea, it is very sloooooo. A three minute DVCPRO HD 720p 24fps said it would take three hours. I left and came back in three hours and it was done. It could have actually taken much less time. Remem
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