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Gabe Cotto

Member Since:
November 12th 2007
37 Posts
FCP issue with personal Mac Pro
by Gabe Cotto 11 years ago
I recently brought a project from the office home to work on my Quad Core Mac Pro. My Mac Pro is identical to the Mac Pro I work on at the office with the exception of the graphics card. My personal M
Re: FCP issue with personal Mac Pro
by David Roth Weiss 11 years ago
Gabe Cotto "I set the video codec to Animation in the sequence settings in FCP because I had a bunch of motion graphics from After Effects." The most important factor of all in your situation is what
Avid MC 3.0 and OSX 10.5.6
by Gabe Cotto 11 years ago
Hello all! Hoping someone here can tell me if its safe to upgrade my Mac to OSX 10.5.6 with Avid MC 3.0 on it. Please let me know. I just received a FCP project from another Shop in NYC and I need to
Re: Avid MC 3.0 and OSX 10.5.6
by Rob Alexander 11 years ago
Quicktime 7.5.5 is certified for MC3
FCP 6 VTR Issue
by Gabe Cotto 11 years ago
Hello All, Here's the deal. I've talked my boss into buying a new Mac Pro and installing FCP Studio 6 to see how it compares to our three other Avid MC editing suites. Well, I'm running into an issue
Re: FCP 6 VTR Issue
by Gabe Cotto 11 years ago
Fellow Editing Brother, I will check the manual again. Do you guys happen to know why Avid MC 3.0 will recognize both the SD and HD signal through the Firewire, but FCP won't As a FCP and Apple advoc
Avid MC VTR Question
by Gabe Cotto 12 years ago
Hello All, I have persuaded my company to buy a new Mac Pro to run Avid Media Composer as one of our two "back-up" editing suites. Meaning it's primarily only going to be used when we're slammed and
Re: Avid MC VTR Question
by Gabe Cotto 12 years ago
Shane, Thank you for the quick reply. I have the deck configurations set up properly and it still doesn't bring in the video. Any other suggestions Again thank you, Gabe"Auto save is life."
tricky problem needing solution....
by jim lefevre 12 years ago
I have a character that I'm using a three point path and 3D stroke to create his arms. Once the arms are 'animated' I'm putting a jpeg texture (of shirt cloth) underneath and using that stroked path a
Re: tricky problem needing solution....
by Gabe Cotto 12 years ago
If you could post the video that would help a lot of us out to really to see what your taking about. But based on what you've said, I think using a displacement map and some masking might help you out
Music Video all in AE CS3
by Mark Davis 12 years ago
I just have a question. I've done some Sports video in the past and have put music to it. Short videos only 3 to 4 minutes long. I've done the editing in Vegas Pro 8 and PP CE3. But this time I'm want
Re: Music Video all in AE CS3
by Gabe Cotto 12 years ago
Mark, I would not suggest editing an entire music video inside of AE unless you have no deadline and an extreme amount of patience. Render times will kill you, and if you looking to match your edits t
Best Sytem for CS3
by Hank Daquilla 12 years ago
What type of PCs are you running CS3 on Dell, Boxx, etc. We've purchased CS3 and are trying to figure out what would be the best system to run it. Premiere and After Effects are the programs we have t
Re: Best Sytem for CS3
by Gabe Cotto 12 years ago
In all honesty, if I were you, I would persuade them to make the switch from PC to Mac. Simply put, PC's tend to be more problematic and which can cause you to lose money in the long run. My current
HV30 Capture Problem
by Gabe Cotto 12 years ago
Hello All, Here's the deal. Trying to capture video off of a Canon HV30. The video format is HDV and the version of FCP that's being used is 5.0.4. The problem is FCP doesn't show any video during ca
Re: HV30 Capture Problem
by Chris Borjis 12 years ago
go into the menu of the camera and manually set the firewire for HDV. It might be on DV or AUTO.
.AVI Render File Size
by Gabe Cotto 12 years ago
Hello All. Okay I have client who needs me to take an .AVI file and put it on a Digital Picture Frame. The DPF supports .AVI files with an aspect ratio of 480x234 as long as the file size is less than
Re: .AVI Render File Size
by Gabe Cotto 12 years ago
Thank you for the quick reply. Here are the specifications the client sent to me an a email: "Can the video be put in Motion JPEG (AVI) format We bought digital frames as a recognition gift for the en
Avid and FCP
by Daniel Stone 12 years ago
Hey guys! Need some honest advice. I'm a mac guy, been editing in Final Cut Pro since I started. Ever since the release of Final Cut Studio 2 I have been spending more time diagnosing problems and fin
Re: Avid and FCP
by Gabe Cotto 12 years ago
I see what this has turned into, Avid vs FCP round one-million-and-one. And since alot Avid users run on PC's we have the classic, PC vs Mac battle. These are always fun. The PC Memory Problem The pro
FCP Coded for Avid
by Gabe Cotto 12 years ago
Hello All, Does anyone know if there is a Quicktime plug-in that will allow my Avid to recognize a QT file exported or captured by Final Cut Pro I know Avid makes a plug-in that works the other way ar
Re: FCP Coded for Avid
by Gabe Cotto 12 years ago
Did the codec work If it did can you post the url please. Thank You. "Auto save is life."
Can you rename a project in Avid?
by Gabe Cotto 12 years ago
Hello All, Okay, so I'm told by my fellow editors at our shop that it is not possible to rename a project in Avid. First is this true And if it is, is there a work around I need to rename the project
Re: Can you rename a project in Avid?
by Gabe Cotto 12 years ago
Thank you all. I apologize for the late reply. I was enjoying a nice long holiday weekend. I ended up following Kenton's advice. I created a new project (named it properly) and dragged the old project
Jpeg Images in NTSC DV Timeline
by Gabe Cotto 12 years ago
Hello All, Why do my jpeg pictures look blurry in my sequence When I change the codec to Animation in the sequence setting dialog box, they look fine. But when I change it back to DV DVCPRO NTSC they
Re: Jpeg Images in NTSC DV Timeline
by Gabe Cotto 12 years ago
David, Thank you for you reply, for some reason only some of my jpeg images look good, while a couple are looking pretty blurry. The jpeg's are all the same size and were taken with the same camera (o
Automatic Duck and FCP 6
by Gabe Cotto 12 years ago
Everyone, I'm hoping someone here can tell me if they've used Automatic Duck's Pro Export FCP 3.0 with Final Cut Pro 6. I need to convert a project from FCP 6.0.3 to Avid Media Composer 2.7. According
Re: Automatic Duck and FCP 6
by Gabe Cotto 12 years ago
Shane, Please let me know if you figure it out. I'll do the same. Thank you for your time. Gabe"Auto save is life."
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