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Frank Manno

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DVD creation - Mpeg Field Order.
by Frank Manno 6 years ago
I'm sorry, this topic has probably been discussed to death over the years but I keep getting mixed opinions and am overly confused. I shot and edited footage at 1920x1080 25p. Now to make an Mpeg in c
Re: DVD creation - Mpeg Field Order.
by Frank Manno 6 years ago
Yeah PAL is upper. But still I'm not sure if I need to create the Mpeg for DVD in Progressive or Upper (interlaced) mode. Footage is 25p, My editing timeline is also 25p. So now that I need to make am
25p timeline to DVD jitters.
by Frank Manno 6 years ago
SO what's the best way to deal with footage shot at 25p and edited for DVD delivery I'm using compressor to encode and DVDStudio Pro to Author but the DVD results in an excessive amount of that 'flick
Re: 25p timeline to DVD jitters.
by Jeff Kirkland 6 years ago
It shouldn't matter what a field contains, the specification for a PAL interlaced (50i) DVD is lower field first - otherwise you'll get judder and horrible motion artifacting. And yes, I guess sometim
Angle Viewer / Angle Editor Confusion with monitoring angles.
by Frank Manno 7 years ago
If I jump into my angle editor and set a monitoring angle, the new angle doesn't correspond with the timeline clip and my angle viewer, and visa versa.. If I change the monitoring angle in my angle ed
Re: Angle Viewer / Angle Editor Confusion with monitoring angles.
by T. Payton 5 years ago
Super easy. Just select all your clips you want to change and then in the inspector change the active audio angle. ------ T. Payton OneCreative, Albuquerque
Tip for those using Sparse Bundles
by Brett Sherman 7 years ago
Since I've moved to Sparse Bundles one tool I'm glad I have is the NeoFinder cataloging program. http: www.cdfinder.de This is a disk cataloging program that makes it a lot easier to find materials. A
Re: Tip for those using Sparse Bundles
by Frank Manno 7 years ago
Sparse Bundles seem to have a slower read write speed than normal. I don't use them anymore for that reason.. I'm also worried they can become corrupt. I know this has nothing to do with your post.. J
Shuffling shots between compound clips.
by Frank Manno 7 years ago
I have a few compound clips on my timeline.. SOme on main storyline and others as connected clips. Is there a quick workflow to cut and paste shots contained within one compound clip to another I'm ju
Re: Shuffling shots between compound clips.
by Bill Davis 7 years ago
Jeremy Garchow "Compound clips are also clips in your Event Browser. " Just to expand on this - I think it's really difficult for those used to working nearly exclusively in a timeline system to unde
Best timeline workflow please?
by Frank Manno 7 years ago
Hi everyone, I have 10 groups of clips (mini stories) on my timeline seperated by a gap clip. Some of these groups of clips contain connected clips as B roll as well.. Each group of clips consists of
Re: Best timeline workflow please?
by Frank Manno 7 years ago
Hi Brett thanks for the response.. I see what you mean about always having to go back to the project file. Could be a pain highlihgting a bunch of clips, copy past etc. Lets say I make all these mini
Loading Final Cut Events and Final Cut Project Folders
by Frank Manno 7 years ago
Hi everyone, Can 'final cut events' and 'final cut project' folders only be detected by FCPX if they are off the root of a mounted drive or disk image I have a thunderbolt Lacie and in it off the root
Re: Loading Final Cut Events and Final Cut Project Folders
by Frank Manno 7 years ago
I thought so, thanks.. So I'm guessing that the way final cut works is that once it's loading it detects all mounted drives to see if there are any event and project folders in the roots and lists the
New iMac for FCPX - How much RAM should I get?
by Frank Manno 7 years ago
Hi everyone.. I'm going to switch from Sony Vegas on my PC to FCPX on a new iMac soon.. I'm about to order my iMac and just wanted to ask you all how much RAM I should get for use in FCPX (and maybe i
Re: New iMac for FCPX - How much RAM should I get?
by Ryan Holmes 7 years ago
I'd buy as much RAM as you can afford. If you're buying the 21.5" iMac remember that the RAM is now soldered onto the motherboard. So whatever you buy is what you're stuck with for the life of your ma
MainConcept AVC / Sony AVC/ACC - What's the diff?
by Frank Manno 9 years ago
What is the difference between these 2 codecs I know they are both versions of MP4 (I think).. And For what uses is Sony AVC ACC - Can someone give me examples of why you would render something using
Re: MainConcept AVC / Sony AVC/ACC - What's the diff?
by Frank Manno 9 years ago
Ok now I get it. John just for educational purposes and not that I need to do this.. What is meant by option 2 below..i.e., What is 'MPEG-4 Video' in the below context And lets say I wanted to use opt
iPad 2 - Compression settings?
by Frank Manno 9 years ago
I'm trying to encode video for the iPad 2. I'm using 1280 x 720 a 5mbps and it seems to be working well. (.MP4) The source footage is 1920 x 1080 HD. I'm now trying to put some PAL 720x576 interlaced
Re: iPad 2 - Compression settings?
by Frank Manno 9 years ago
Thanks for the response John.. iPad & Apple TV can play the following video formats: H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel,
Best black levels / contrast tools
by Frank Manno 9 years ago
Hi all.. What are the best tools in Vegas 9 and 10 to make contrast adjustements Also, black level adjustements. Or posssibly a plugin maybe The 'brightness contrast' plugin that is standard isn't too
Re: Best black levels / contrast tools
by Brian Shircliffe 9 years ago
I say the color correction with the gamma, gain, offset, and saturation are good while you are looking at your scopes. I use an old 24" CRT to really see the full color gamut for blacks honestly I try
Video file size for web - How do these guys do it?
by Frank Manno 9 years ago
I'm on a roll with questions.. Last one I promise. :) This has been bugging me for ages.. I shoot at 1920x1080 and edit the same and need to always upload a 3-4 minute clip on vimeo.com My file sizes
Re: Video file size for web - How do these guys do it?
by Frank Manno 9 years ago
Also forgot to ask - Although their footage (and also my footage) is on a 1920x1080 timeline, should I encode for vimeo at 1920x1080 or is that unneccesary What size would you use for vimeo -Frankie
XDCAM codec for Vista.
by Frank Manno 10 years ago
Im shooting with a 5D MKII. I want to convert my 5D footage to the XDCAM format by using a program called Mpeg Stream Clip - In Mpeg Stream Clip there is no 'XDCAM Codec' to choose from. I do have Son
Re: XDCAM codec for Vista.
by Craig Seeman 10 years ago
I'm not sure why you'd go from the codec used in the 5D (AVCHD ) to XDCAM EX as going from a heavily compressed codec to another heavily compressed codec is not good. In any case I suspect MPEGStreamc
How can I shoot a flat image with EX1-R?
by Frank Manno 10 years ago
Hi everyone - Does anyonw know if there are any settings that I should change from the factory default, to get the EX1-R to shoot as flat an image as possible I want to do all colouring and adjustemen
Re: How can I shoot a flat image with EX1-R?
by Brian Moore 10 years ago
perfect for what you're talking about http: reels.creativecow.net film xdcam-ex-gamma-curves-and-knee
Ex1 Audio distorted.
by Frank Manno 10 years ago
I'm new to the EX1 R which I purchased recently. My audio settings are all default and on auto. I'm using an external Rode NTG1 on channel 2 and internal mic on channel 1 I did a shoot in a very loud
Re: Ex1 Audio distorted.
by Frank Manno 10 years ago
Chris Babbitt "You have to have the Audio In switch on the camera set to External in order to activate the menu setting, otherwise it will be grayed out." With the EX1 R it's greyed out even with the
Do the SxS cards get very hot during operation?
by Frank Manno 10 years ago
Just wondering if SxS cards get very hot during operation in the camera (EX1) I'm actually using aftermarket cards in an adapter and they get very very hot. All seems well except for the heat. Do the
Re: Do the SxS cards get very hot during operation?
by Frank Manno 10 years ago
When you say warm, do you mean as warm as most other electronic items such as TV's can get My aftermarket cards get a lot warmer than that, leaning towards hot. I've never felt 'electronic' equipment
EX1 What is Gain -3 all about?
by Frank Manno 10 years ago
A friend suggested that -3 is the preferred setting for gain where at all possible. Is this right or should I be shooting at 0db where possible In all my cameras over the years I've never heard of gai
Re: EX1 What is Gain -3 all about?
by Frank Manno 10 years ago
Thanks. I think I best stick to my trusty old 0db then :)
5D to PAL workflow anyone?
by Frank Manno 10 years ago
I'm looking for buy a 5D to shoot in the PAL world. Does anyone know of a workflow that I can use to get the 5D footage looking good on PAL LCD and Plasma screens -Frankie
Re: 5D to PAL workflow anyone?
by Frank Manno 10 years ago
Using sync'ed sound - Am on a windows system too so compressor won't work :)
Render problems - Please help.
by Frank Manno 10 years ago
I have a composition that's 1280 x 720 HDV at 29.97fps. I need to render this out as PAL 720x576 widescreen. In my render settings I have it set to 25fps with field render OFF. Output Module I have 'S
Re: Render problems - Please help.
by Frank Manno 10 years ago
It worked! Putting the comp in a PAL Widescreen comp and rendering out with lower field first worked. I'm on a deadline and this was killing me. I'm so happy - Thank you very much. -Frankie
Removing frames to create stutter - Old film motion
by Frank Manno 11 years ago
Is there an easy way to remove frames to create a stutter effect I'm desperately trying to re-create the way old film motion behaves where the speed is a little fast, with a few missing frames here an
Re: Removing frames to create stutter - Old film motion
by david bogie 11 years ago
The OP is confusing an applied simulation effect with the physical reality of different frame rates and splices. Doing good "film look" is quite difficult or it just looks fake. Careful, a little goes
Scale expression - Could someone help please?
by Frank Manno 11 years ago
I'm jumping in on the deep end here. I ended up needing to do something and never had time to property learn about expressions. I literaly know nothing about them. How can I get the scale layer to sca
Fixed it
by Frank Manno 11 years ago
It's cool I fixed it!. The solution was in the Plugin - Setting a custom output range. Thanks again for your help.
How do I get a layer to shake/tremble a bit like an earthquake?
by Frank Manno 11 years ago
I'm trying to create a tremble shake effect on the beat of the music. I'm using Trapcode Sound Keys to generate keyframes on the music beats but don't know which keyframes effects to use in after effe
Thanks..
by Frank Manno 11 years ago

How do I view just one keyframable property in a layer?
by Frank Manno 11 years ago
Sorry for this very beginner question - I'm starting up with AE again after a long long break and for the life of me I can't remember how do view just one property in an effect. For example, you press
Thanks: Re: How do I view just one keyframable property in a layer?
by Frank Manno 11 years ago
Thanks..
How can I get a layer to shake/tremble on a beat?
by Frank Manno 11 years ago
Using sound keys to generate keyframes on the beat of a song. But how can I get a layer to shake or tremble a little Don't know what to link the trapcode layer to.. I tried linking it to position and
Re: How can I get a layer to shake/tremble on a beat?
by Mike Park 10 years ago
I would link the sound keys data to one axis only, the z axis, and turn on motion blur. Should look like a bass speaker vibrating. Also, you might want to think about linking it to an effect like a le
Time remap keyframes move when using slip tool. Workaround??
by Frank Manno 11 years ago
I'm adding time remapping to a clip and need to use the slip tool to more accurately land the keyframes on sections of the clip. Problem is that the keyframes also 'slip' with the slip tool and end up
Re: Time remap keyframes move when using slip tool. Workaround??
by Kevin Sebastianpillai 10 years ago
Sorry Frank, I don't have the answer but have the same issue too...very annoying, it also happens when you use the overall speed duration setting...i.e. you vary that and then all the keyframes move w
Difference between nesting and opening a sequence in a new sequence?
by Frank Manno 11 years ago
They essentially seem to be the same thing don't they Nesting or just dragging a sequence into a new one What is the difference Why does Premiere Pro have 'Nesting' when all you need to do is drg a se
Re: Difference between nesting and opening a sequence in a new sequence?
by Frank Manno 11 years ago
But why is there an option called 'nest' in the menu What's the difference between pressing the 'nest' button or just putting files in a sequence and then dragging that into a new sequence as you ment
How to delete all files in project that are not on timeline?
by Frank Manno 11 years ago
I have a lot of files in my project window that are not used in my timeline and are not needed. Is there a way I can delete all files that are not associated with timeline clips -Frankie
Re: How to delete all files in project that are not on timeline?
by Frank Manno 11 years ago
Thanks Mike and everyone. I'm starting to like Premiere. There always seems to be a way to do something :) Somethign else I discovered, if I have keyframes on a clip and want to do a slip edit on that
A few beginner questions. Sorry :(
by Frank Manno 11 years ago
I'm switching to Premiere CS4 from a different editing application and just want to ask a few things.. 1. Other than being able to change speed over time with keyframes, is there any difference in cha
Re: A few beginner questions. Sorry :(
by Frank Manno 11 years ago
I said: 1. Other than being able to change speed over time with keyframes, is there any difference in changing clip speed using time remapping or by changing clip speed duration by CTRL-R You said 1.T
How can I use a timeline clip to find me a section of source footage? Going nuts.
by Frank Manno 11 years ago
Hi everyone - I'm going to make up a scenario to explain what I want to do.. Lets say I have a 1 hour capture of a holiday in 10 different countries. 12 x 5 minute sections of different countries. I'v
Re: How can I use a timeline clip to find me a section of source footage? Going nuts.
by Jeff Brown 11 years ago
In my workspace (CS3), double-clicking on a clip on the timeline opens it in the "source" window, with in outs shown. -Jeff
Captured with scene detect - want to source as 1 large file.
by Frank Manno 11 years ago
I captured a whole tape with scene detect enabled using a 3rd party prog. Now I have around 300 files that make up my source footage. With my other editing application I used to do this. 1. Put all cl
Re: Captured with scene detect - want to source as 1 large file.
by Ann Bens 11 years ago
Hold down the ctrl key and dubble click on the sequence in the project window.
How do I use AE plugins in Premiere Pro?
by Frank Manno 11 years ago
How do I use After Effects CS4 3rd party plugin for Premiere CS4 Would it be a simple matter of copying the .aex file from the After Effects plugin folder to whatever folder Premiere uses for its plug
Re: How do I use AE plugins in Premiere Pro?
by Vince Becquiot 11 years ago
Many AE effects won't work in Premiere. Some because they involve masking, other will work but crash Premiere. So yes, you can drag them all and see what shows up, but be aware that some may only work
How is the text transition done on this promo?
by Frank Manno 11 years ago
Hi everyone - I'm trying to emulate that transition used between words in this promo on Videocopilot.net. Seems organic.. http: www.videocopilot.net products proscores Is it just a radial blur, glow a
Re: How is the text transition done on this promo?
by Dave Johnson 11 years ago
Since one of the greatest things about AE is that there are a zillion ways to do everything, the only person who can tell you precisely how that promo was made is the person who made it. With that sai
Edit software to AE workflow.
by Frank Manno 11 years ago
Sorry everyone for this newbie question and I'm sure it's been covered a million times. Just can't seem to find a solid answer though.. I used to use AE ages ago back with version 6.0, then stopped an
Novice question: Mic or Line level for Wireless Mic?
by Frank Manno 11 years ago
Hi everyone - I'm a real dummy when it comes to audio. I just bought a wireless mic for my camera. I bought the Sennheiser Evolution G2. I have a few questions: 1. Do I set my camera's input to MIC or
Re: Novice question: Mic or Line level for Wireless Mic?
by Pat Spahr 6 years ago
Okay, Thank you Ty. I'll have to figure out if the receivers output mic or line level. (it's my school's equipment. we have some lectrasonics and some sennheisers )
-12 dbor -20db for Sennheiser wireless?
by Frank Manno 11 years ago
I hope this is the right forum to post this message in, please excuse me if I got it wrong. I'm not too smart with audio - Have a question. I have a Sony DSR-450 Camera and just bought a Sennheiser ev
test
by Frank Manno 12 years ago

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