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Ed Dooley

I live in the mountains in Vermont, in the U.S. and I also have an office in the Burgundy region of France (Chalon-Sur-Saone). Started producing kids' films in 1993, now producing independent documentaries, a few things for corporate clients, and foc... [more]
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August 12th 2002
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should I shoot in spain PAL and inport for USA?
by tony gomez 10 years ago
so im going to spain the 12TH.. i figured.. wow..I'll shoot my new music ideo there.. GREAT.... i was going to pay someone .then get the tapes an edit here.. but today I slapped myself i the face.. al
Re: should I shoot in spain PAL and inport for USA?
by Ed Dooley 10 years ago
As Bouke said, lots of cameras are switchable. For 50hz European fluorescents, set your shutter speed to 100 to avoid the pumping lights. Ed
Latest MacPros
by Paul Witcher 10 years ago
I know the advice is always buy the best you can afford, but does anyone have any experience of the difference in speed between the new Quad Core's 2.26GHz or 2.66GHz The reason I ask is I'm about to
Re: Latest MacPros
by Ed Dooley 10 years ago
Check these benchmarks out: http: www.barefeats.com nehal04.html http: www.barefeats.com nehal06.html http: www.barefeats.com nehal03.html http: www.barefeats.com nehal02.html Ed
MBP Travel System
by Rick DeSalvo 10 years ago
Can anyone recommend an efficient, affordable and relatively trouble-free MBP system that you use for travel I'm assuming I'd need a MBP, a AJA or Matrox I O and external drives. Any suggestions Thank
Re: MBP Travel System
by Ed Dooley 10 years ago
Shane, what are you talking about The MXO2 and MXO2Mini (the "later" models) both "go out to computer monitors". Ed Shane Ross "NTSC...Computer monitors aren't good for CC. If you have the original MX
Filming in the Wilderness
by Alex Hay 10 years ago
Hi everyone! Puzzle to pick your brains: We're sending a camera-man to film a doc in the middle of nowhere near Alaska for around 7 8 weeks. What makes this shoot unusual is that generators are banned
Re: Filming in the Wilderness
by Ed Dooley 10 years ago
I guess it partly depends on when (it isn't light very long, if at all, in the winter!). You said near Alaska and boat, so I'll have to say from my 5 years living there that where there's water (meani
New FS-H200 CF card recorder
by Ed Dooley 10 years ago
So, Focus Enhancements has a new CF Flash recorder, the FS-H200, that works for some JVC cameras, but is not listed as compatible with the HD-100-200 series (they want you to buy their HD recorders fo
New to Compressor
by Bob Tanner 10 years ago
Hi, I'v never really used Compressor to export and now I have a video that is over 2 hours long and I want it to fit on a standard DVD, but each setting I use makes the file too large. Which settings
Re: New to Compressor
by Ed Dooley 10 years ago
Yes you can reduce quality. Use one of the presets, duplicate it, and change the data rate. It's all in the manual. Ed
Client wants to view footage at home
by nayim saati 10 years ago
hey guys so i have a client im working on a documentary with. he have hot 750gb worth of footage , its dvcpro HD . They want copys of the footage so they can watch at home and pre-cut the footage on p
Re: Client wants to view footage at home
by Ed Dooley 10 years ago
Window dub means a video with the time code super-imposed on it. It's a lot of DVDs if you give the video to them as HD. If you do a low resolution hardware encode to MPEG-2 it's not (but that assumes
Calculating Total Length of DVD
by Greig Johnson 10 years ago
Hi I'm using Compressor for the first time and am unsure about how to calculate the total time of all the combined movies I'd like to put onto my dvd. It's six short films, three of which will have St
Re: Calculating Total Length of DVD
by Ed Dooley 10 years ago
The first thing you do (and this is the most important part), is do a search! Googling bitrate calculator for DVD will turn up all kinds of answers. Here's just one: http: www.videohelp.com calc.htm E
Best video card?
by Jason Brown 10 years ago
Hey Guys, I'm getting a new mac pro and upgraded to the 4x NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 512MB. Is there a better card you'd suggest for HD work -Jason
Re: Best GRAPHIC (not video) card?
by Ed Dooley 10 years ago
The 4870 is an inexpensive upgrade for a much faster card. I went for it. As Michael said, it won't help FCP (yet), but it will, and it does help other apps. Ed
Bought FCS2 2 weeks ago any break on upgrade price to FCS3?
by Scott Davis 10 years ago
I recently bought the upgrade from FCS1 to FCS2 and was wondering if anyone knew if Apple offered a grace period on the upgrade to FCS3 -Scott Scott Davis
Re: Bought FCS2 2 weeks ago any break on upgrade price to FCS3?
by Ed Dooley 10 years ago
I just bought a 2nd copy of FCS2. I hadn't opened the box. They said there is a 14 day return for full refund for unopened boxes. So, I just made the 14 day cut-off and they've given me a $500 refund,
Does FCS3 come with manuals?
by Peter Corbett 10 years ago
Just wondering if the upgrade version comes with manuals or are they on disc within the box Cheers, Peter Peter Corbett Powerhouse Productions www.php.com.au
Re: Does FCS3 come with manuals?
by Ed Dooley 10 years ago
LOL!! And it seems to be getting worse. Just look at one day's posts. BTW, My FCS2 Upgrade came with all manuals. But I've heard that FCS3 does not. Ed Michael Gissing "Who needs manuals Most people j
Fastest Express Card (eSata) for MacBook Pro?
by John LeBlanc 10 years ago
I'm trying to find the fastest eSata ExpressCard for a new 17" MacBook Pro Any suggestions, experiences Thanks
Re: Fastest Express Card (eSata) for MacBook Pro?
by Ed Dooley 10 years ago
As Jeremy said, the Sonnet: Barefeats.com says that the Sonnet Tempo Pro is faster than all others because it uses the Marvel chip instead of the more common SI chip. Ed http: www.sonnettech.com produ
H264 file way to big.
by dan freshman 10 years ago
Hello, I have a feature length film (just under two hours) that I am trying to get to a target size of 500 mb or less. I have already exported it w compressor using H.264 at 24fps at 320X180. the file
Re: H264 file way to big.
by Ed Dooley 10 years ago
Frame Size has absolutely nothing to do with the bit-rate or file size calculation. You decide that. And when you test a particular frame size at a particular bit-rate, *you* decide if it looks good e
Still audio problems with DR-HD100?
by Ed Dooley 10 years ago
Thinking of getting one for our HD-110, but not sure if the QT audio problem has been fixed. If not, is anyone using a clipwrap workflow that goes fast and easy If QT audio is still a problem, would i
Re: Still audio problems with DR-HD100?
by Ed Dooley 10 years ago
I use Final Cut Pro, which doesn't like M2T files. So using Clipwrap or a similar app to get it in as a QT is necessary. Ed
Outputting as H.264 anamorphic...
by Brendan Pyatt 10 years ago
Hi, Sorry for my ignorance! I have a sequence in FCP that is 720x480 anamorphic. I want to output a video so I can send it to the client over the web. Using compressor I have chosen h.264 as the codec
Re: Outputting as H.264 anamorphic...
by Ed Dooley 10 years ago
Pick an H.264 Download preset you like, duplicate it and change the size to 854x480. Ed
H264 for Windows Mac and iPhone
by Don Hertz 10 years ago
I'm looking for some clarification - to make sure I'm not missing something. I've read that H264 is the Holy Grail of formats because it is supported across both Mac and PC and by Quicktime, Windows M
Re: H264 for Windows Mac and iPhone
by Ed Dooley 10 years ago
We had to compress WMV files to WM7 long after it looked worse than anything else because of big corporate clients. As I said in my post, I wish we were one big happy family, but until we are we have
Owner/operators: lenses
by Jonathan Delano 10 years ago
I'm a still shooter moving to HD. When I go on a shoot I have usualy have 2-3 lenses and or a back-up lens. Do video shooters (shoulder-mount interchangeable lens) do the same Or do you just go out wi
Re: Owner/operators: lenses
by Ed Dooley 10 years ago
In general I'd say no, most shooters don't have more than one zoom lens, but... film-type video folks do sometimes use primes along with their stock zoom lens, and some folks will have a 2nd wider ang
What are the best Pro Video Cameras today under 12K
by John Reynolds 10 years ago
Was wondering if any of the pro's here in this forum care to share what Professional Video camera they use and why they like it What are some of the pro's and con's to them And what they would rate fr
Re: What are the best Pro Video Cameras today under 12K
by Ed Dooley 10 years ago
I own a JVC HD-110 and I've been interested in the 700. I like the SxS card and FCP compatability too. Having said that, the 110 has 1 3" CCDs and terrible low light performance and too much noise wit
100 vs. 110 vs. 200 vs. 250
by Jared Smith 10 years ago
Could someone explain the differences in the GY-HD100, 110, 200, and 250... It seems to be a wise choice for the money and for the option of removable lenses, but I wanting to know what I am loosing i
Re: 100 vs. 110 vs. 200 vs. 250
by Ed Dooley 10 years ago
You can add AB batteries to any of them. Have you thought of looking at JVC's site, where they tell you the difference between all the cameras They should know since they make them. :-) http: pro.jvc.
Dead pixel fix for JVC GYHD-200
by John Hardham 10 years ago
I am very happy with my HDV camera, but a dead pixel has appeared in the very center of the image. Anyone know the "secret code" to fix
Re: Dead pixel fix for JVC GYHD-200
by Ed Dooley 10 years ago
If you had done a simple search of this forum, you would have found the answer too (and you wouldn't have even had to ask the question!). Ed
HD-110 doesn't work with battery power
by Ed Dooley 11 years ago
My Hd-110 just stopped working with the battery pack (an IDX AE2-HD100), but works fine on AC. I found a couple of examples of the same thing on another forum which pointed to the internal AC Battery
Re: HD-110 doesn't work with battery power
by Ed Dooley 10 years ago
I do have the manual, so if you get me your e-mail address, I'll send it to you. But I fixed my problem without the manual. I took a sewing needle and poked and poked at the yellow plastic that was st
New JVC 1080P XDCAM and QT camera announced
by Ed Dooley 10 years ago
I own a JVC HD-110, so I was interested in the brand new (available in April) camera announcement at MacWorld yesterday. The GY-HD100. It's the size and look of a Panny HVX-200, has 1 4" chips, but (q
Re: New JVC 1080P XDCAM and QT camera announced
by Ed Dooley 10 years ago
No pictures of the 700 yet, but here's the JVC press release: http: pro.jvc.com pro pr 2009 releases solid_state_release.html Ed
Marketing without spending a dime
by Patricia Cheng 11 years ago
What Marketing Strategies could I do with our spending money Let's say I my the product I am selling is Chicken
Re: Marketing without spending a dime
by Ed Dooley 11 years ago
Which is sort of what Patricia "Chicken" Cheng is asking us to do. :-) Ed Mark Suszko "This is probably covererd in the Guerilla marketing book somewhere, but one common strategy is to have other peop
Do I really need AJA io in my workflow...
by Andrzej Artymowicz 11 years ago
Hi! I'm working on Final Cut Studio 2, MacPro 4x3GHz, 8GB RAM, ATI X1900, GF7300, actually Matrox MXO (no feell in love). 2x30" ACD and 23"ACD for HD monitoring. I'm doing short fashion films. I'm ju
Re: Do I really need AJA io in my workflow...
by Ed Dooley 11 years ago
Don't know about IOHD latency, but since no one else answered that part, I'll throw this in. The IO family originally had a 7 frame latency, then new software brought it down to 4-5 frames. I believe
HDV on an NTSC monitor through AJA IO LD
by Marcos Horacio 11 years ago
Hi everyone, Working with Final Cut Pro 6.0 on 10.4.11 here...I was wondering if I can monitor HDV (720p 24fps) footage on my NTSC monitor through my AJA IO LD... The material has already all been cap
Re: HDV on an NTSC monitor through AJA IO LD
by Ed Dooley 11 years ago
I agree, although it would be a nice bonus for owning an IO. Ed JeremyG "FCP6 supports real time dv downconverts from anything. I doubt it is full resolution and probably some sort of rt preview. If y
Beta SP to DV using Io/LA
by cmtv crew 11 years ago
I am having trouble capturing my Beta SP footage to Final Cut DV codec using my LA. On our IO there is an easy setup for Betacam 8-bit to DV, but on the system using the LA I do not have the option. A
Re: Beta SP to DV using Io/LA
by Ed Dooley 11 years ago
Not in front of either of my systems right now, and I only capture Beta to UC or DV50 (which I would strongly suggest over DV anyway). All IO systems (including IOLA and LD) come with Beta to DV setup
AJA IO HD
by Anthony Carnaxide 12 years ago
Hi All, Does anyone know who has the IO HD in stock Thanks
Re: AJA IO HD IN Stock
by Ed Dooley 12 years ago
I wonder if those cookies will be made by a professional, using only high-end professional ingredients. What kind of a**hole would use hydrogenated oil when there are many sources of high-grade butter
when is the Motu V3HD coming out?
by Reid VanVoris 12 years ago
Does any one know when will Moyu's V3HD be out
Re: This is the AJA Io Forum
by Ed Dooley 12 years ago
Gary's right, to a point. The reason the V3HD was (and should) be discussed here in this forum is that it's the closest thing (so far) to the IOHD. So it's valid to compare the two, and even say the V
V3HD
by Ed Dooley 12 years ago
Anyone see the ads for the V3HD yet It sounded like the IOHD until I read that it converts everything to DVCProHD instead of ProRes (unless you want to I O 10 bit UC SD, which it does). It's got compo
Re: V3HD- was referenced in thread below, oops!
by Ed Dooley 12 years ago
Or a 9 pound Mac Book Pro with built in HD I O and fold out 24" monitor. :-) Ed msacci "Maybe a IoHDLA D by Christmas :-)"
Changing Interpret Footage After Import and Adding To Timeline
by Ed Dooley 12 years ago
I have a composition that originally used interlaced footage and was interpreted as such on import. The original interlaced QT source files have now been de-interlaced, copies of the clips actually (l
Re: Changing Interpret Footage After Import and Adding To Timeline
by Ed Dooley 12 years ago
That's the simple answer I was looking for. Thanks to both of you, Ed moldyboot "you can change the interpret footage settings at any point, not just at import, and it will then effect how the footage
Delivering Dubs on DVD
by Rick Macadamia 13 years ago
Not sure if this is the correct forum in which to post this question but it seemed like a good place to start. I have a client whose client has requested the delivery of a commercial on DVD. I am unfa
Re: Delivering Dubs on DVD
by Ed Dooley 13 years ago
Depends on the station, but lots of broadcast TV (maybe most of it even) is MPEG-2 these days, but it's sometimes at a much higher data rate than standard DVDs. Ask them what the specs are, that's alw
Turning down audio levels....PAINFUL?
by Danzana 13 years ago
My project is ready to encode and burn to DVD, but I am aware that its best to keep audio levels below -6dB, and want to do so. My levels get up into the orange red in FC....This project is large, and
Re: Turning down audio levels....PAINFUL?
by Ed Dooley 13 years ago
Is there some reason why you don't simply lower the Master audio Are your levels all over the place and lowering the Master will make some too low If so, you better take the time and remix the audio s
Place to get graphics put on DVD-R and duplicate, other questions
by chixwithtrix 13 years ago
This is my first production DVD so excuse my ignorance I'm making an event coverage DVD for a group of pilots around the country. I'll probably sell about 50 DVDs. I have been looking around online fo
Re: Place to get graphics put on DVD-R and duplicate, other questions
by Ed Dooley 13 years ago
For that few DVDs, I'd look around your area and use someone local. Most local services will print your image to ink-jet printable DVDs too. For the master there are 2 schools of thought, one says as
Marketing Tips for new HVX200 business in Monterey CA
by Alex Garcia 13 years ago
Any tips to help sell or promote my business using HVX200 & HD possibilitys, in addition getting people to understand a more expensive rate Hope this make sense. and hope this was the right place to p
Re: Marketing Tips for new HVX200 business in Monterey CA
by Ed Dooley 13 years ago
That's kind of where we're at as well. Our "day-rate" basic charge is an operator with a camera, basic light kit, and wireless lavs. The type of job starts the sliding scale going. As for skill level
Client can't view the QT movies
by Lars Wikstrom 13 years ago
This is what I got today in my email. "When I put your disc into my Dell, I see all the Qucktime files, but when I try to play one, I get a window saying "the required compressor can not be found..."
Re: Client can't view the QT movies
by Ed Dooley 13 years ago
http: www.matrox.com video support ds software codec home.cfm Matsushita owns the DVCPro50 codec. They license it to Apple. Avid has a DVCPro50 codec too (I'm assuming it's licensed as well), but I do
If only someone would make this for the HVX
by Tim Irwin 13 years ago
Not sure if this was shown at NAB or not, but i came accross this product from bella that lets you use any usb2 hard drive to record video from any firewire equipt camera. They specifically mention DV
Re: If only someone would make this for the HVX
by Ed Dooley 13 years ago
It says USB2 here: Catapult is the world's first device to allow capture of video footage from DV or HDV video cameras directly to iPods or virtually any USB drive, and begin editing immediately.
HVX200
by Marten Benatar 13 years ago
Is there anyone who has some set-up specs for the HVX200 We just bought one and are wondering what general user settings people have set their cameras on. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Elwood
Re: HVX200
by Ed Dooley 13 years ago
Here's something fromanother forum to answer the Discovery part: Ed The document was written by Josh Derby who is Discovery's Manager of Technical Standards and Operations. The memo is as follows: Pan
Canon XL H1 or panasonic AG-HVX200
by Martin Lamontagne 13 years ago
Hi guys, I know I'm on a Panasonic forum but I want to know wich one is the best to fit my needs. First, I'm french so hope my english isn't so bad. I'm a producer, and I often produce broadcast video
Re: Canon XL H1 or panasonic AG-HVX200
by Ed Dooley 13 years ago
Bonjour Martin, Votre Anglais est tres bon. Mais ne devriez-vous pas etre dans les rues s'ameutant au lieu d'etre ici :-) Your English is way better than my French! We're trying to decide on the best
HVX200 and Macbook Pro solutions?
by JT 13 years ago
I've got a shoot coming up of a behind the scenes for a concert, in a really neat hall. I'd like to shoot HD on the P2. Also, I'm about to plop down some cash, and get a Macbook Pro. Problem is, the P
Re: HVX200 and Macbook Pro solutions?
by Ed Dooley 13 years ago
Nothing yet. Announcements of future products, but no existing PCMCIA Cardbus card adapter option for the MacBook. Ed
What DVD authoring program is good with Media 100 on Mac?
by Jerome Robbins 14 years ago
Media 100i XR 8.2.2 Mac G-4 Dual 1.44 OS 10.3.9 Sony DSR-30 Presently when making DVDs I am mastering to DV tape and then Firewiring to a Panasonic standalone DVD recorder (R-). or Mastering directly
Re: What DVD authoring program is good with Media 100 on Mac?
by Ed Dooley 14 years ago
I think on Mac that DVD Studio Pro is the best. Ed
Burn DVDs for both MAC & PC
by Paolo Martini 14 years ago
Hi, I need to create a DVD compatible on both systems. I can compile it on PC (using DVDit Pro), and then Should I burn it on a Mac or I need to compile it also on Mac I tried to burn on PC but it won
Re: Burn DVDs for both MAC & PC
by Ed Dooley 14 years ago
Yeah, I know David. Didn't mean to confuse the issue. Nobody responded to his ISO UDF question for a couple of days, so I tried to help specifically with the ISO UDF answer. Glad you chimed in with th
DVD ripper for Mac
by Martin Banks 14 years ago
Hi, Does anyone know of a decent DVD ripper software for mac Preferably freeware sharware or something cheap. I want to get some of my old DVD masters back onto my computer to re-edit. Cheers Martin
Re: DVD ripper for Mac
by Ed Dooley 14 years ago
Free- Mac-the-ripper http: www.versiontracker.com dyn moreinfo macosx 22715 Free- MPEG streamclip http: www.alfanet.it squared5 mpegstreamclip.html $60USD- C inematize http: www.miraizon.com products
Make Movie Self-Contained?
by Vickie 14 years ago
I've been working on this dvd project forever and the last month have been having a bear of a time getting iDVD to encode (it crashes EVERY time), and then write it. I have had so much problem that I
Re: Make Movie Self-Contained?
by Ed Dooley 14 years ago
Self-contained just means the file you export is a complete stand-alone file that can be moved to other machines if needed, without linking back to the original material. By not selecting self-contain
NTSC or PAL
by Mremp 14 years ago
Can anyone tell me if I am sending a DVD over to Europe...will it play in NTSC format Or would I be better off to convert it to PAL. If conversion is better, is it as simple as changing the format in
Re: NTSC or PAL
by Ed Dooley 14 years ago
It's not the player that needs to be multi-region, it's the DVD. In DVD Studio Pro 3, for example, the default setting for Region Code is *all*. For a PAL player and TV, that means the DVD will work,
Need a table for required bandwidth for various formats - HDCam, HDV, SDI, 10-bit 4:2:2 etc
by Robin 14 years ago
Can anyone help
Re: Need a table for required bandwidth for various formats - HDCam, HDV, SDI, 10-bit 4:2:2 etc
by Ed Dooley 14 years ago
The 2 flavors of HDV, when compressed to tape are the same as DV as far as bandwidth, 19 and 25, depending on the flavor. Ed Robin "Thanks Ed that's all really useful. I guess that there's not too muc
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