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George Loch

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I have spent over 17 years in the video/multimedia industry, half of that time in the SF bay area. I currently enjoy working as the art director for an international corporation.
Member Since:
October 12th 2002
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Utah
CS6: Manually place track points
by George Loch 7 years ago
Is there no way to place 3D tracking points in the new CS6 tracker -gl twitter: @georgeloch web: http: georgeloch.com
Re: CS6: Manually place track points
by Roland R. Kahlenberg 7 years ago
George Loch "Is there no way to place 3D tracking points in the new CS6 tracker " Nope! However, if your tracked points are on the same plane as where youwould like to place an object, then you shoul
Is there another way to do this in PPro?
by George Loch 7 years ago
I am beginning a promo piece wherein I am moving a still image within a 'mask' that I create by using the crop filter and animating the image position. It is rather tedious and I am about to just jump
Remove voice from background
by George Loch 7 years ago
I have some interview footage that has a baby cry in the background that I want to at least minimize. How would I do this in Audition twitter: @georgeloch web: http: georgeloch.com
Re: Remove voice from background
by Joseph W. Bourke 7 years ago
Once you know how to do it, you won't believe the magic you can do to remove fan noise, ac rumble, dogs barking, even babies crying. If the cry is happening in a clear spot, you're golden, if it's und
Demo reels question
by George Loch 7 years ago
I am curious about the value of an assembled editor's reel vs. displaying complete projects. How does a rearranged editor's reel really communicate an editor's ability to tell a story -gl twitter: @ge
Re: Demo reels question
by George Loch 7 years ago
Yes, this was my question where I have seen several "editors reels" that were more of DP reels. This is what prompted my question. Shane's samples are better examples of an editor's capabilities. -gl
Feedback request
by George Loch 7 years ago
I have been slowly populating my vimeo channel with some sample projects I have worked on (mostly editing, some shooting). I would love to get some feedback on them. If it's easier to review by puttin
To those with H.264 playback woes...
by Darin Griffith 7 years ago
After much struggling I think I have found a nifty little workaround for the playback timeline stuttering that many of us have been getting with H.264 .mts footage in Premiere. I noticed that the plac
Re: To those with H.264 playback woes...
by George Loch 7 years ago
Does this workaround illustrate an existing problem with PPro I am starting to wonder if editing h.264 natively is such a good idea. I am looking into other workflows. -gl twitter: @georgeloch web: ht
PPro playback issues
by George Loch 7 years ago
So, I have found that PPro 5.5 will not playback a sequence at times and I am trying to figure out why. I have a MacPro 8-core 2.4 system with 8 gigs of ram. When I open the sequence and hit play, the
Re: PPro playback issues
by George Loch 7 years ago
That seems to resolve the problem. I just wonder what causes it. Thanks! -gl twitter: @georgeloch web: http: georgeloch.com
Mac PPro CS5.5 Workflow advice
by George Loch 8 years ago
So, I have been working on a few projects in PPro and have found the performance to be surprisingly poor. I am wanting some tips on how to improve optimize the workflow so the app is more responsive.
Re: Mac PPro CS5.5 Workflow advice
by Keith Moreau 8 years ago
I have a similar spec Mac, an 8 core 2008 Mac. However I have a lot more ram (24GB) and I use an NVidia Quadro 4000. I also use very fast eSata RAIDs for my media that can pump around 200MB s or more
Dynamic link refresh?
by George Loch 8 years ago
I have a Premiere Pro project where I am using a dynamic link to AE comps on the timeline. I assumed that when I made changes to the AE comp they would update in Premiere but, I can't get it to reflec
Re: Dynamic link refresh?
by George Loch 8 years ago
Ok. I deleted the render files and re-rendered the entire sequence and the updates appeared. I should have tried that before asking. -gl twitter: @georgeloch web: http: georgeloch.com
Conference staging with large screen
by George Loch 8 years ago
I need some guidance on setting up some staging for a conference I am assisting with. We are hosting a conference where will be presenting with a large stage and we want to backdrop the whole thing wi
Re: Conference staging with large screen
by George Loch 8 years ago
Thanks Walter, I do realize I am a babe in the wilderness with this and I am very interested in getting professionals involved. At this point, I am trying to get my arms around what it will take to up
3D stroke shift
by George Loch 12 years ago
I am having this very strange, yet frustrating effect with 3D stroke 2.5 and AE CS3. When I either slightly move the layer the effect is applied to or I render, the stroke shifts it's position. I can'
Re: 3D stroke shift
by George Loch 12 years ago
Any word on this -gl
Motion Update
by Peter Wiggins 12 years ago
all, Yes, the well rumoured update for FCS2 is here. Want to know what is different in Motion, take a look here http: www.apple.com support releasenotes en Motion_3.0_rn Peter
Re: Motion Update
by George Loch 12 years ago
No anti-aliasing on crossing 3D particles At all Seems like they would want to make it an option instead of nixing it. -gl
Graphic card update
by Don Walker 12 years ago
We have a dual 2.5gig G5 with 3 gigs of Ram that we would like to upgrade the graphic card in to get the most out of motion 3. It needs to be PCI-X. Any reccomendations. Thanks Don
Re: Graphic card update
by George Loch 12 years ago
There are no PCI-X video cards so, you will have to replace the current AGP card with a replacement. I recommend either a 9800Pro or an X800. The latter will be significantly better though. -gl
Upgrade Immediately or Wait a Week/Fortnight/Month
by Cory McKechnie 12 years ago
I realize Apple is pretty hush hush when it comes to new releases, but has anyone heard any rumors about upgraded Mac Pro's Might announcements be made at the Worldwide Developers Conference next week
Re: Upgrade Immediately or Wait a Week/Fortnight/Month
by George Loch 12 years ago
The only real potential candidates for updates would be the iMacs or the Mac Mini (If it isn't dead. The MacPros are very UNLIKELY to get an update at WWDC. -gl
Studio 2 requires ORIGINAL serial number for install
by walter biscardi 12 years ago
Just a gotcha for folks who ordered the upgrade version of Studio 2. You need an ORIGINAL serial number from Final Cut Pro in order to install the upgrade version of the software. In my case, that mea
Re: Studio 2 requires ORIGINAL serial number for install
by George Loch 12 years ago
A little more clarification... If you have Final Cut Studio or you participated in the Cross-grade, you need to buy the $499 version. All others need to buy the $699 version. That is as simple as I ca
intensity pro and fcp studio2...
by stefan kroesbacher 12 years ago
Hi all, i'm about to buy me a intensity pro, and just wondered - there are different drivers for the intensity line.. so: no FCP2 support yet coming soon thanx stefan
Re: intensity pro and fcp studio2...
by George Loch 12 years ago
Just released today so you are good to go there. -gl
FCP6 OMF Includes Audio and Pan Keyframes
by Russell Lasson 12 years ago
Just FYI as some of you will rejoice over this like me: FCP6 OMF Includes Audio and Pan Keyframes!!!! Now the sound mixer will hear how I made it sound and not have to duplicate the work. -Russ
Re: FCP6 OMF Includes Audio and Pan Keyframes
by George Loch 12 years ago
Just remember, all OMF files are not created equal and this support only applies to certain apps. Ironically, Logic has the most limited support. -gl
My Upgrade has been shipped.
by Craig 12 years ago
I've had an email from apple telling me my FCS 2 upgrade should arrive tomorrow. Has anyone else had notification I'm surprised if I'm one of the first as I only ordered yesterday and I would have tho
Re: My Upgrade has been shipped.
by George Loch 12 years ago
There have been others reporting shipment notices on upgrades. Sorry to spoil the tea party ;) -gl
Any news on when FCP Studio 2 will ship?
by Paul Figgiani 12 years ago
My order states availability by June 6th. Any truth to the rumored May 15th launch -ptfigg.
Re: Any news on when FCP Studio 2 will ship?
by George Loch 12 years ago
Still says that it ships in May on the Apple store. -gl
More detail from Apple on ProRes
by Ben Holmes 12 years ago
Just read this article: http: www.appleinsider.com articles 07 04 18 a_closer_look_at_apples_new_prores_422_video_format.html which I think many of you may find interesting. Of course, we are all used
Re: More detail from Apple on ProRes
by George Loch 12 years ago
This article comes mainly from the PDF that was posted. So, read the PDF to get the full story. Meanwhile, I am particularly interested in how this codec appears to be a great one size fits all soluti
Hardware Question for NAB Folks!
by Tom Daigon 12 years ago
Heres a question I forgot to ask yesterday at NAB. Can I run FCS 2 on my G5 (2 X 3.0 ghz , ATI Radeon 9600 XT, Tiger 10.4.5) This is my "learning machine" until we replace our Avid DS Nitris at work.
Re: Hardware Question for NAB Folks!
by George Loch 12 years ago
You should be fine except for Color, which requires more horsepower and a larger screen so, keep that in mind. I can tell you that Motion will be lackluster on that system but, it will 'work'. -gl
FCS upgrade cost -What does the COW think?
by decloux 12 years ago
I am a new Apple customer, having recently invested $8,000 into a brand new MACpro system to edit video. I spent 3 months researching products, bought the Mac and FCP Studio in late January, and now -
Re: FCS upgrade cost -What does the COW think?
by George Loch 12 years ago
How much are you charging your clients If it takes you very long to make up $500 you may consider changing your rates or choosing a different area of business. -gl
CAD file conversion?
by Brian Tetamore 12 years ago
Got a client that I'm going to create a simple 2D 3D animation of their new machine. It is currently sitting on an engineer's computer in CAD format. I'm aware that CAD can export as Tiff files. Does
Re: CAD file conversion?
by George Loch 12 years ago
Ok, I was under the impression that we were talking about a 3D file and not 2D. Yes, Illustrator will open most versions of .dwg files so you should be fine. -gl
My Demo Reel for 2007
by PwLadd 12 years ago
Hello everybody! I am a Final Cut Pro Editor with about 3 years of experience. This is v1 of my new demo reel. Most of my experience comes from branded corporate video and video game trailers, hence i
Re: My Demo Reel for 2007
by George Loch 12 years ago
Feels a little random in terms of content and none of them really show off your editing ability. A demo reel for and editor needs to illustrate how well you can assemble a story and this doesn't show
Can I get some feedback on this particular VFX shot?
by Alexander Gao 12 years ago
Good Bad Let me know PLEASE! Thank you all SOOOO much!!!! Thanks, Alexander Gao "When the revolution happens, I'll be leading it."
Re: Can I get some feedback on this particular VFX shot?
by George Loch 12 years ago
Good comments. I would add that the smoke has no source which lends to it's believability problems. -gl
what do you think of this graphic?
by Milton Hockman 12 years ago
was just messing around one night. what do you think of this graphic
Re: what do you think of this graphic?
by George Loch 12 years ago
Context What is it for -gl
Online Jpeg codec
by George Loch 12 years ago
Is it possible to install the Online Jpeg codec on a machine without a BMD card -gl
Re: Online Jpeg codec
by George Loch 12 years ago
Thanks. I realized that after I posted. One more question though... Looking in the BMD options under AVI, I am seeing a "BMD HD 8bit 4:2:2 codec" and a "BMD 8 bit Mjpeg" codec. Which one is the "Onlin
RIP AE Standard
by George Loch 12 years ago
It appears as though Adobe has finally killed the two versions of AE while creating two versions of Photoshop :) -gl
Re: RIP AE Standard
by George Loch 12 years ago
I agree. I do appreciate that Adobe is focused on making things work together more smoothly and consistently. As I have looked over the feature sets in these new tools it occured to me that you really
HDV to DVCPROHD
by Sergio Deustua 12 years ago
Hello everyone. I have some footage recorded as HDV 1080i 50. Looks OK, but my project is DVCPROHD 720p 60. What do you think is the best method to convert the HDV material into DVCPROHD Thanks.
Re: HDV to DVCPROHD
by George Loch 12 years ago
You will probably need to just recompress it using whatever tools you have available then. Just make sure you get the translation correct in terms of fields, rates ,etc. AE will do it but it will be s
Motion-Maya or AE?
by paolo mugnaini 12 years ago
I am sorry, but I am thinking of moving towards motion graphics and I am lost as far as which one to spend money training on. could you please help thanks Paolom
Re: Motion-Maya or AE?
by George Loch 12 years ago
paolom "it seems that AE is almost a requirement" Yes, to a certain extent. It really depends on what you sell yourself as. If you are focused on motion design then you better be an AE guru. If you a
Buying New CPU
by Robyn Rhodes 12 years ago
I am thinking of upgrading my system in the next five months. Was wondering if anyone could weigh in on what the best deals are PC MAC etc. I am planning on spending 5-6k. I know Mac will release a ne
Re: Buying New CPU
by George Loch 12 years ago
The MacPro is very competitive with high-end PC workstations so it's more an issue of preference. Granted, AE does not run natively on the MacPro at the moment but that will change soon. Also, conside
Homemade Render Farm? AE 7 Pro and Mac Mini(s)
by David Jolosky 12 years ago
Hello AE Leaders, I think this might have been addressed but I my searches are coming up short. I'm using a PPC Dual 2 G5 w AE7 Pro and Nucleo Pro and I am getting pretty good results in my render spe
Re: Homemade Render Farm? AE 7 Pro and Mac Mini(s)
by George Loch 12 years ago
If it is an Intel core duo based mini, then you are looking at $650 + tax at least (refurb). That will only be 512 ram however and even when you are running AE natively it likes the ram. However, Rose
Mac vs. PC for After Effects
by Dups303 12 years ago
I currently have a Apple G5 running After Effects. My problem is that the majority of the files I need to render need to be an .mpg or .m2v, Why does my mac version not have mpeg options I can't use m
Re: Mac vs. PC for After Effects
by George Loch 12 years ago
Actually, I have found the compression options to be better quality outside of AE anyway so, I am not sure why you would want to go directly from AE to Mpeg2 when you will get better quality from a de
After Effects and Windows Vista?
by Manaxter 12 years ago
Hi guys. I am getting my new computer this evening, and need to decide whether to go for Windows Vista or XP. I would really like Vista, but I want to be sure that my Production Studio will work. Acco
Re: After Effects and Windows Vista?
by George Loch 12 years ago
I think that the concept of "No way" has been shared here in a bout every way allowed on the forums :) One thing I should add , however, is that Vista is very much a consumer OS right now. It's not fo
P2 w/ MacbookPro workflow?
by George Loch 12 years ago
What are the options for interfacting the P2 media with the MBP as of this moment -gl
Re: P2 w/ MacbookPro workflow?
by Shane Ross 12 years ago
The camera, P2 Store and the Panasonic AJ-PCD10 5 card reader. Using the camera halts production. The P2 Store ($1600) is really slick, as it is a 60GB hard drive that you dump cards to, then back up
PS CS3 first impressions
by George Loch 12 years ago
I just worked though most of the new features applicable to me in the new beta. My overall impression: a real winner with some questions. -Potentially my favorite feature - Quick select. This is the s
UPDATE on Photoshop CS3
by Richard Harrington 12 years ago
The Public Beta is Out.. Free Download at labs.adobe.com -Rich HarringtonRichard M. Harrington, PMP Author: Photoshop CS for Nonlinear Editors, Understanding Adobe Photoshop, and ATS:iWork
Re: UPDATE on Photoshop CS3
by George Loch 12 years ago
There it is. It's a good day in mac land :) -gl
Anyone know a good Free Motion tutuorial?
by ben chappell 12 years ago
I'm looking for an easy free intro to Motion. Anyone know of a good one Thanks! Ben Chappell
Re: Anyone know a good Free Motion tutuorial?
by George Loch 12 years ago
How about the manual that comes with it -gl
New Logo Design
by Michael DeMattia 13 years ago
My new logo --- your thoughts http: www.mdfilms.net mdlogo.jpg Thanks for your time Mike D
Re: New Logo Design
by George Loch 13 years ago
My question about the block is how do they add meaning to the logo Is there some motivation behind it other than it looks cool The problem with 255 red is that it tends to bleed in NTSC. If you tone i
For MacPro people: price on X1900T BTO dropped
by George Loch 13 years ago
Apple has dropped the price of the X1900XT BTO from $350 to $250. I guess they are not moving them as fast as they would like when people see that they have to wait 3-4 weeks for it :) -gl
Re: For MacPro people: price on X1900T BTO dropped
by George Loch 13 years ago
It's pretty safe to assume it will be a day and night difference. -gl
anyone ever heard of this school for 3d arts?
by Brandon 13 years ago
http: www.gnomon3d.com Looks pretty cool, they offer classes and a High-End Computer Graphics Certificate (which I don't know how valid that is). What do you guys think
Re: anyone ever heard of this school for 3d arts?
by George Loch 13 years ago
This school is manned by a lot of talented people - many of them are graduates from the Art Center in Pasadena. If you are after a more hands-on approach to education this would be a great option. The
Graphics card for Powerbook
by Amy Olson 13 years ago
I would like to upgrade the graphics card in my 17" powerbook laptop so that I can run Motion. It is a 1 GHz PowerPC G4 and I have 1 GB of RAM. Currently running OS 10.3.9, but could upgrade if needed
Re: Graphics card for Powerbook
by George Loch 13 years ago
AimAim "How do the new Intel imacs do with Motion " Very well. Easily comparable to a dual G5 with a nice ATI X800 card. AimAim "Those have the ATI Radeon X1600 card. Is that a decent card and if not
dvGarage
by Winston Cely 13 years ago
Has anyone used this http: dvgarage.com prod prod.php prod=dvmatteb&sub=features plug-in We're looking for a keyer that's very powerful, and doesn't require us to buy some piece of peecee hardware lik
Re: dvGarage
by George Loch 13 years ago
Am I missing something here You seemed to reply to your own request with a solution like you were a seperate person. A little wierd ...:S -gl
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