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Doug Normington

Background in live corporate shows and the many medias you can use in them. Edit on Media 100 and AVId. Composite on Boris and AE. New focus on disc authoring.
Member Since:
May 10th 2004
159 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Verona, Wisconsin 53593
Decklink Installation Issue
by Doug Normington 12 years ago
Hi, I have a brand new decklink extreme and a brand new Mac Pro desktop. It has the correct ver. of OS, etc. I install the card in the top slot. I download the latest driver installation software I re
Re: Decklink Installation Issue
by Kristian Lam 12 years ago
Hi Doug, Can you list out the specific OS version, driver version instead regards Kristian Lam Blackmagic Design
noise industry filters bundled with FCP
by Doug Normington 12 years ago
Hi, Final Cut Pro comes bundled with ProEFX filters that show up in the filters bin but when you use them there is a water mark. Is there a way to register these filters without additoinal cost or do
Re: noise industry filters bundled with FCP
by walter biscardi 12 years ago
You pay for them. Those are sample filters. Noise industries has a whole line of fantastic plug ins and filters for FCP.Walter Biscardi, Jr. Biscardi Creative Media HD and SD Production for Broadcast
Will Pay Money For Information :>)
by Doug Normington 12 years ago
Hi, I have a animation created in After Efects 854 x 480 square pixels. I rendered it lower field first, animation. Imported it into Final Cut Pro into a 720x480 anamorphic sequence. 1. When you play
Re: Will Pay Money For Information :>)
by Doug Normington 12 years ago
Hi, Since I posted this I did render it in the sequence. Now I can see it through the monitor. However, I was hoping to not have to render every little thing. It is going to slow my edit way down as t
854x480 Square Pixel animation in 730x480 anamorphic
by Doug Normington 12 years ago
Hi, I created an AFX project at 854 x 480 square pixel. This is supposed to be the correct make up for 16:9. I rendered my animation and imported it into my 720x480 anamorphic sequence. The animation
Re: 854x480 Square Pixel animation in 730x480 anamorphic
by Kevin Camp 12 years ago
you can render straight to 720x480 anamorphic... i would do this by dropping the 854x480 comp into a 720x480 anamorphic comp and rendering that comp. but since you have the rendered footage, you could
Bad renders
by Doug Normington 12 years ago
Hi, I just built an animation in AFX CS3. 854 x 480 square pixels. I rendered it lower field first quicktime animation. Taking the animation into Final Cut, the best I can describe it, the animation l
Re: Bad renders
by Kevin Camp 12 years ago
i don't know too much about fcp, but i have worked with avid editors and troubleshoot issues with them... it kind of sounds like your 480i footage was stretched to 486i, and you fields are all mushed
Need Monitor Suggestion
by Doug Normington 12 years ago
Hi, I am using FCP with a decklink card. I am curently using a SONY PVM tube monitor to see my video output as video. My monitor is worn out. What would you suggest for a new monitor out of what is ou
New Sony EX D cam and AVID
by Doug Normington 13 years ago
Hi, I am interested in the new Sony EXD camera but the only stories I see concerning it suggest using Final Cut with it. Is AVID going to support this Or am I buying Funal Cut thanks! NORMCO
Re: New Sony EX D cam and AVID
by Leo Baker 13 years ago
Hello, You could always convert the camera record memory stick video files then encode to CIneform, then open these into Avid, i think it then converts into Avid if I'mnot mistaken the Cineform files
Want to change audio channel on redigitizing
by Doug Normington 13 years ago
Hi! I ahve a bin of footage that needs to be redigitized. It was originally digitized with audio channel one. Now it needs to be redigitized with audio channel 2 This is firewire so I can't just swap
Re: Want to change audio channel on redigitizing
by Bouke Vahl 13 years ago
You could also export as .ALE, and modify that in a text editor. Easier way to do this, is to get a copy of ALE cleaner from my site, and use that. If you have to redig a sequence, it will significant
Media 100i version 8 Saleable?
by Doug Normington 13 years ago
Hi, I have a Media 100 i version 8 that I no longer use. Do you think anyone would be interested in buying it NORMCO
Re: Media 100i version 8 Saleable?
by Norm Wright 13 years ago
Put it on ebay and find out :)
Deck control with MOJO
by Doug Normington 13 years ago
Hi, I have a AVID MOJO system. I want to hook it up to my Beta deck. What do I need to buy to get deck control to my Beta deck What do I need to buy to be able to digitize compnenet in from the Beta d
Re: Deck control with MOJO
by mark harvey 13 years ago
Jon, I believe the component cable is still extra when you purchase the standard Mojo. Mojo SDI comes with the cables. I had a friend who is good at soldering build my cable. I went to a local electon
AVID Express Pro refuses to digitize
by Doug Normington 14 years ago
Hi I just upgraded to AVID Pro 5.6. When I go to digitize I can't see wny picture inside the AVID and it wont digitize. I have machine control via the firewire but no picture. It worked briefly and th
Re: AVID Express Pro refuses to digitize
by grinner hester 14 years ago
fun lil bugs, huh Try deleting your decks in deck configuration then rebuilding em.
How to set 16:9 digitize on AVID
by Doug Normington 14 years ago
Hi, How do I set up the AVID to digitize and edit in 16:9. Thanks NORMCO
Re: How to set 16:9 digitize on AVID
by Jon Zanone 14 years ago
Right click on either the edit or source monitor - you'll see it there.... Jon
Cutting out object
by Doug Normington 14 years ago
Hi, I have a project where I need to cut out an object and knock out the background. It has to be completely clean. When I cut it out I am left with a very small white pixelated edge. It is smooth but
Re: Cutting out object
by Jim Kanter 14 years ago
You might try selecting the empty pixels, invert the selection, contract the selection a pixel at a time and delete more edge pixels.Jim Kanter, Digital Film Institute www.dfilminst.com
Need 3D plug in for After Effects
by Doug Normington 14 years ago
Hi, Can you recommend a 3D plug in for after effects I need to extrude and bevel font and fly it around. thanks NORMCO
Re: Need 3D plug in for After Effects
by Andy Burmeister 14 years ago
Max2AE from Boomerlabs allows 3D Camera integrating from 3dsmax
round green circle with check mark?
by Doug Normington 15 years ago
Hi, I jusr created a new sequence inside of a project I have been working on for a while. I have five sequences open. BUT my new sequence all of a sudden has a small green circle with a check mark on
Re: round green circle with check mark?
by Kevin Monahan 15 years ago
Old Windows habits die hard. ;-)Kevin Monahan Take My FCP Master's Workshop! fcpworld.com
FCP Title tool
by Doug Normington 15 years ago
Hi, Me again... I can figure out how to get in the title tool and enter my text BUT... How do you get the text into the timeline I don't see anything in the manual. I am also using FCP for AVID editor
Re: FCP Title tool
by Bouncing account needs new email address 15 years ago
But getting to basics. It would be wise to simply NOT USE the native Tilter(s) in FCP. The far-better titles can be made with "Title 3D" from Boris. "Title 3D" should be one of your title choices in t
FCP requiring that I render imported still images
by Doug Normington 15 years ago
Hi, I have FCP set up for NTSC DV. I have a pilke of historical images cripped 720x540 and ready to go. Everytime I import one I get the dreaded redline. What do I have to do so I wont have to render
Re: FCP requiring that I render imported still images
by Steve Eisen 15 years ago
You did not mention what format your stills were. JPEG, TIFF, etc. You also do not have your computer's configuration. You will always have to render still images. Depending on your system, FCP versio
FCP requiring that I render every still image that I import
by Doug Normington 15 years ago
Hi, I have FCP set up for NTSC DV. Once I set it for NTSC DV I created a new sequence. I need to import a bunch of historical images that I have already cropped. every time I import an image an put it
Re: FCP requiring that I render every still image that I import
by Tom Meegan 15 years ago
http: www.kenstone.net fcp_homepage rendering_rt_fcp_4_balis.html One version back, but it hits on all the most important stuff, with the exception of dynamic real-time which was added in 5. Help Fina
FCP requiring that I render every still image that I import
by Doug Normington 15 years ago
Hi, I have FCP set up for NTSC DV. Once I set it for NTSC DV I created a new sequence. I need to import a bunch of historical images that I have already cropped. every time I import an image an put it
FinalCut... Everything in the timeline has to render....! Help
by Doug Normington 15 years ago
Hi, I have a decklink card. I am digitizing from my beta deck. I am set up with audio and video settings of Blackmagic jpg. Everytime I digitize a clip and put it in the timeline it has to render....
Thanks! That was it
by Doug Normington 15 years ago
Thanks
RAM for Avid DV Express with MOJO
by Doug Normington 15 years ago
Hi, How much ram should I have for AVID DV Express with MOJO and for after effects as well. NORMCO
Re: RAM for Avid DV Express with MOJO
by William Busby 15 years ago
I feel I have to add here that "Xpress DV" can't use MOJO. It's for Xpress Pro products. :)
AVID DV EXPRESS WITH MOJO
by Doug Normington 15 years ago
Hey, I am editing on a AVID DV Express system. When I put in a title with the title tool it doesn't show up unless the timeline is playing or until after it is rendered. This makes it very difficult t
Re: AVID DV EXPRESS WITH MOJO
by Doug Normington 15 years ago
Thanks. Where do I turn that on
stop motion animation
by Doug Normington 15 years ago
Hey! My daughter and I are trying to do some stop motion animation like claymation. We are using DV camera attached to FCP with firewire. I only want to capture one frame at a time firectly into FCP.
Re: stop motion animation
by Peter McAuley 15 years ago
I've used Frame Thief with great sucess. You can download a free 30 day demo www.framethief.comPeter McAuley Axyz Edit Toronto G5 dual 2.0 4 gigs ram 10.4.3 FCP 5.03 QT 7.03 Kona 2 v1.1.4 with K Box 4
Changing colors
by Doug Normington 15 years ago
Hi, I have a project where the client has come back and changed the color scheme. I have dark blkue logo that now needs to be white. What is the best way to do this All of this art is beig used in a D
Re: Changing colors
by Vinnie 15 years ago
have you tried hiting the 'lock transparent pixels' button for the layer and filling it with what ever color you need vinnie
Only see stil frame
by Doug Normington 15 years ago
Hi, I have a problem with my DEcklink setup in that I do not see the video running through to the monitor until the video stops. Then I see that one still frame. It is set to "all frames" Anybody NORM
Fonts and Photoshop
by Doug Normington 15 years ago
Hi, I am making changes to a project I did about a month ago. I can open it in Photoshop. I can edit the type. change the color of the type BUT I am unable to change the type face. It won't allow me t
Spanish accent mark
by Doug Normington 15 years ago
Hi, I am doing some spanish titles. How do I make an accent mark Thanks Doug
Re: Spanish accent mark
by Luis Felipe Otero 15 years ago
Hi normco: Try using the ASCCI Code: press the "Bloq Num" key on the number pad (right side of keyboard) then press Alt+160 for
Relinking Media
by Doug Normington 15 years ago
Hi, Not too long ago I did a video that used about 100 still images that had to be imported. I had to take the project off the machine after it was done. Now I have had a request to make another versi
Re: Relinking Media
by Bobby Mosaedi 15 years ago
when you say you reloaded everything on the machine, i hope you're talking about the files were in you media folder created by media 100 after you imported them into your project. it won't work if its
locked files
by Doug Normington 15 years ago
Hi, I created a photoshop file on my pc in ver 6. then I moved that file over to my MAC which has ver 7. I open the file, modify it and try to save. It says the file is locked. I go to the Information
Re: locked files
by David Johnson 15 years ago
Did you happen to "move" the file via a CD-ROM from a PC with any O S prior to XP Not sure if this applies when going to a Mac, but when you transfer files via CD (even between two PCs with O S prior
Accent mark
by Doug Normington 15 years ago
Hi, I am having to make a Spanish set of titles for a Spanish version of a video. How do I make an accent mark over an O Thanks Doug
Re: Accent mark
by Mike Gondek 15 years ago
The mac is easy type option and then the character you need after that. So type option e O On the PC you can use the glyphs palette in illustrator. Phothsop does not have a glyphs palette, but you can
Decklink SP SDI out problem
by Doug Normington 16 years ago
Hi, I have decklink sp. Everything works great except for the SDI output. I have a hotronic SDI to analog converter. Through the converter when Final Cut Pro is not playing I can see the frame that th
Re: Decklink SP SDI out problem
by Matthew Small 16 years ago
Another FCP gotcha is if the Canvas window is set to anything other than "Fit to Window" Matt Small Pair of Hands Sherman Oaks, CA "If it was easy, everyone would do it."
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