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Grant Wilber

Student at a State College simply looking to do what I love in media.
Member Since:
August 6th 2008
102 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Boston, MA
FCP 6-7 meets El Capitan
by Christopher McDonell 4 years ago
So... what's the verdict Does it (mostly) still work Any guinea pigs out there ready to report :)
Re: FCP 7 meets new machine with El Capitan
by Grant Wilber 4 years ago
For others wondering. I just bought a macbook pro, upgraded to El Capitan, installed FCP7, and it's been running ok. Certain projects have crashed a lot, I think it's just when it's pushing a heavy ti
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Image slightly changed video gamma/brightness
by Grant Wilber 5 years ago
So this happen's randomly to me. I'll put a png lower third over a video clip, and whenever the image is over the video the video will have a slightly shift in gamma for the duration of the image file
Reconnect issue - unspecified path
by Tina Hedegaard 8 years ago
Hello I have a question. I received a project from a client. The project started in FCP7, then at some point they decided to try AVID, and later on they decided to do the editing in FCP. They have not
Re: Reconnect issue - unspecified path
by Grant Wilber 5 years ago
For anyone still searching for an answer to this issue - I made an XML of the sequence I was working on. Then opened up a new project and imported that XML and it asked me to reconnect all the missing
Issue opening projects
by Grant Wilber 6 years ago
I've been having a lot of issues opening project files. If I open from the file I usually have to force quit, and then if I open within FCP it takes forever to open. Then when it does open every runs
Re: Issue opening projects
by Andrew Rendell 6 years ago
Check the size of your project files. I was handed one that was 49MB the other day and it was very slow to open, beach-balling, etc. If you do a lot of saving previous sequences the project can get re
Easy way to zoom in w/o keyframe?
by Grant Wilber 6 years ago
Is there a simple way to zoom into a portion of video without having to keyframe the scale and position
Re: Easy way to zoom in w/o keyframe?
by Nikolas Bäurle 6 years ago
I just realized that the Bezier curve bug is fixed in X. Interesting. When you do position and size you get the Bezier, even though all keyframes are set to linear in the viewer. By clicking on the ch
Log/Transfer - select export folder?
by Grant Wilber 6 years ago
I don't know if I'm just missing this, but how do you select which folder the Log Transfer will export to Right now it exports to my computer hard drive by default, but I want to change it to one of m
Re: Log/Transfer - select export folder?
by Grant Wilber 6 years ago
Think I figured it out. Go to System Settings and redirect the video capture folder
Why music videos DON'T cost $500.00
by Trey Gregory 7 years ago
Hello Everyone- Just wanted to share an article my partner wrote about the costs associated with creating music videos. I always love hearing the opinions from this forum and would love to hear all yo
Re: Why music videos DON'T cost $500.00
by Grant Wilber 6 years ago
Alot of good info in there. I do think it's a little harsh sometimes and border line 'videographer ranting about low offers'. I think if you wrote it more of a educational piece from the start it woul
Fee for handing over all footage?
by Grant Wilber 7 years ago
I'm getting to the point where I'm bringing in some bigger jobs. In the past I've always been happy to turn over any footage the client wants at the end of a project just to keep relationships going.
Re: Fee for handing over all footage?
by Neal Petrosky 5 years ago
Extremely late to the thread but was killing time looking at past subjects. I have to agree with Todd, but it also depends on how you are hired. Are you a production house that is setting up the talen
How is this done and how much?
by Grant Wilber 7 years ago
So a client gave me this as an example of a bunch of interview we are doing in two days saying can it be done: http: youtu.be MJxOHD3Bsrw t=5m31s It's totally cheesy creepy and I don't plan on doing i
Re: How is this done and how much?
by Mato Kokotic 7 years ago
I think he asks about face morphings at the end of song...
Lumosity add - drawings over live video...?
by Grant Wilber 7 years ago
I was curious how this kind of thing is done: http: www.youtube.com watch v=ZZpKBDIv1XU That sort of drawing, jiggly, kind of feel Both some of the more simpler things (lighting_ to something a bit mo
Re: Lumosity add - did you create it?
by Mo Hirsi 7 years ago
its not the same.am after something like the actual thing
Anyone in Massachusetts? Video Production charge sales tax?
by Grant Wilber 7 years ago
In my first year of business and trying to figure out the tax stuff. From what I've read online, charging sales tax for a video you create and post online, varies from state to state and is sometimes
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Re: Anyone in Massachusetts? Video Production charge sales tax?
by Brian Alves 2 years ago
The current default rule throughout the United States is that you must collect sales tax on Internet sales to customers in those states where your business has a physical presence. So if you are physi
Budgeting for unknown editing
by Grant Wilber 7 years ago
I got a decent sized job that I'm trying to budget and has like 12 different videos I'd be creating. Half the videos have a script and the other just a bullet outline. I don't want to screw myself and
Re: Budgeting for unknown editing
by Grant Wilber 7 years ago
Thanks for all the feedback and thanks Mark for the good post. I try hard to implement alot of those things but sometimes I get clients that no matter how much I push for a script and plan and am will
Billing/Invoice for Post Production - get specific?
by Grant Wilber 7 years ago
I thought I saw this thread somewhere but couldn't find it. Feel free to redirect me. How much detail do you include on your invoices For both a project that has one single budget, and for something y
Re: Billing/Invoice for Post Production - get specific?
by Grant Wilber 7 years ago
Thanks for the advice guys. Kinda mirrors my thoughts and good to know how others normally do things.
Should I drop this freelance project?
by Eric Kim 7 years ago
Okay, I know I did a stupid thing by taking on this project but I just started in this business and I was desperate for work. Basically, I was hired to do an assembly edit and I was told it would take
Re: Should I drop this freelance project?
by Grant Wilber 7 years ago
Don't worry about credit. Getting 'credit' is usually worthless with jobs like these. I would be upfront with them about how you haven't gotten any money and would like to in order to continue editing
Finding a place to shoot interviews?
by Grant Wilber 7 years ago
Anyone have tips on finding locations to shoot interviews indoors that also have good backgrounds to keep things looking professional The only thing I can think of is either rent out a hotel suite or
Re: Finding a place to shoot interviews?
by Vickie Sceifers 7 years ago
I've been a member of my chamber of commerce for several years, so I have access to space at their facility. I also have relationships with several members that may have space at their office, whether
Hiring and working with editors...?
by Grant Wilber 7 years ago
This last year was my first full year doing video production. Overall it went well and I'm in a good position to grow this upcoming year. However the biggest downfall was the post-production. I can wo
Re: Hiring and working with editors...?
by Grant Wilber 7 years ago
Thanks Mark. I do realize that giving up control is something I gotta just do. Your point of teaching is good too which is something I think I need to learn. I have no clue how I'm able to put togethe
Get rid of weird line movement on edges as images spin?
by Grant Wilber 7 years ago
So I'm working in FCP7 and and doing a 'demo' software video. I'm fooling around with most of the perspectives and at times have the screen clip or screen shot shrunk a little and rotating against bac
Re: Get rid of weird line movement on edges as images spin?
by Grant Wilber 7 years ago
Alright so found a solution. Unfortunately couldn't get it to work with above suggestions. However Rafael taking about FCP pipeline helped. I ended up using a crop filter (Alex4d or Andy's) and just p
Keeping track of time...
by Grant Wilber 7 years ago
What are some good methods, software, or websites that help keep track of editing time I could just right them down, but would like to find something that is a little bit more in place and feels more
Re: Keeping track of time...
by Justin John 7 years ago
I use Time Doctor. It s by far the simplest yet reliable tool I ve used to track my time while I m working on my tasks. I ve been using this for almost a year now and haven t encountered major issues
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Working with screen recordings.....?
by Grant Wilber 7 years ago
I'm trying to create effects and spice up some screen recordings for a demo. Specifically I'm trying to do things like this: http: vimeo.com 40558075 How do they do this I know some people will actual
Re: Working with screen recordings.....?
by Stephen Smith 7 years ago
Here is a list of screen recording tools for the mac if you are interested: http: mac.appstorm.net roundups utilities-roundups 10-screen-recording-tools-for-mac Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Ch
Making screen shots not boring....
by Grant Wilber 7 years ago
I'm gonna be doing alot of work for a software company and they are gonna be doing alot of tutorials or showing off features in their software. I hate just the basic screen shot (even if its 'live) as
Re: Making screen shots not boring....
by Tudor "Ted" Jelescu 7 years ago
You got some great advice from Todd and Dave. What can add is that if you have certain parts of the video where nothing happens on the screen (e.g. the presenter talks over a interface) try to think o
What causes out of sync? using dslr and h4n zoom
by Grant Wilber 7 years ago
So I used my Canon T2i and a H4n Zoom to record some interviews and its going out of sync every minute. I've recorded for a year with this set up and have never ran into this problem including recordi
RE: What causes out of sync? using dslr and h4n zoom
by Grant Wilber 7 years ago
So I think its solved for at least now. Found this thread: http: forums.creativecow.net thread 8 1155930 I changed the audio speed to 100.09% and everything synced up fine. Have no clue why this all o
internal hard drive readers/enclosures...?
by Grant Wilber 7 years ago
I've been using internal hard drives and popping them into a voyager drive mount. Really like doing this as I can slowly build up my storage and its pretty cheap. One thing I don't like is that if you
Re: internal hard drive readers/enclosures...?
by Tim Jones 7 years ago
That's the problem with disk drives in this scenario - the default OS drivers expect them to be single entities, so if you pop a drive, it's no longer available so the OS drops it. One solution (assum
Transferring data from a mac to hard drive to PC
by Grant Wilber 7 years ago
I'm starting to give clients raw video footage on external hard drives they give me and am not sure about the PC and Mac compatibility. If I transfer footage on the hard drive from my mac someone with
H4N heavy battery drain
by Nick 2746 7 years ago
I have been using a Zoom H4N for about two years with my DSLR kit. My biggest frustration is its battery consumption. I use Ansman 2700 mAH rechargeable batteries and get just about an hour from them
Re: H4N heavy battery drain
by Grant Wilber 7 years ago
I feel like mine does the same thing. I once had a shoot and the zoom was literally draining brand new batteries in like 5 minutes. I ended up doing a factory restart and that helped, so maybe try tha
Creating demo videos of screen shots...
by Grant Wilber 7 years ago
How does a video demoing software like this get made: http: www.screenr.com Everything is crystal clear, is all that created in photoshop after effects rather than actual shots of the screen I'm worki
Re: Creating demo videos of screen shots...
by Greg Leslie 7 years ago
In the video you linked to, it looks like most of it was rebuilt, either in Photoshop or Illustrator (or AE itself) and animated in AE. In fact, probably the only real screen capture is the image mani
Wired boom mic picking up radio frequencies?
by Grant Wilber 7 years ago
Did an interview with Boom mic (AT897) wired going through XLR to zoomh4n. While editing I'm hearing faint music in the background. I thought maybe the room had intercom speakers that I didn't realize
Re: Wired boom mic picking up radio frequencies?
by Richard Crowley 7 years ago
You can start by making double-sure that your mic cable is not broken. Do you have the option of going back to the location where the problem happened Do you have another cable to substitute Another m
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Wedding video workflow advice
by Mark McKeough 8 years ago
Hey all, So I'm getting a wedding video business going for this coming summer. Where I am going to work will be VERY seasonal so I have to get as much in as I can. I'm looking at shooting with an HDSL
Re: Wedding video workflow advice
by Grant Wilber 8 years ago
I would say be prepared to have about 60 - 80 GBs if you are doing it by yourself. 100 - 120 if you got an assistant running around with you. For ceremony I run Lapel mics to recorders that are put in
Creating an Editing Schedule....projects are piling up
by Grant Wilber 8 years ago
I'm a camera guy. I like working long hard physical hours on set or digging a hole in the ground. When it comes to sitting down for more than 20 minutes its a challenge. But I can't afford to pay peop
Re: Creating an Editing Schedule....projects are piling up
by Alex Elkins 8 years ago
Hi Grant I find that I'm my least productive when I'm trying to do all sorts of tasks at once. It's not unusual to have three different clients each sending you to-do lists on the same morning, and tr
exporting a slideshow..output quality is driving me insane
by Christopher Rios 10 years ago
Dear Members, Thank you for having me in your community. I am a newbie and will soon prove this to you all. For now, you guys are my absolute last resort. Background - I have created a slideshow type
Re: exporting a slideshow..output quality is driving me insane
by John Fishback 10 years ago
You are in the right place to change your sequence QT settings. I'm not sure why the 320x240 frame size and HD aspect pixel ratio are coming up the way they are. That's really apples & oranges. Try se
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'Fixing' audio in Avid...?
by Grant Wilber 10 years ago
I'm fairly new to avid and am using Avid ...not sure which version. I'm working on a short video and am not sure of my options when it comes to adjusting audio eq and such. The room that we shot in wa
Re: 'Fixing' audio in Avid...?
by James Beattie 10 years ago
Avid has a suite of plugins called the Audio suite plugins. They are under tools. I would recommend using a gate in order to squelch the noise. Or use an equalizer (still in the same options) to drop
Recording 16mm Film with DVX...
by Grant Wilber 11 years ago
I have a 16mm b w film (no sound) that I wanted to get a recording of. Whats the best way to do this I'm going to be using a DVX100b. Should I put it on 24p Any other tips to make it come out the best
Re: Recording 16mm Film with DVX...
by Dino Sanacory 10 years ago
I agree, find a facility. There is no way you will get the shutter in the projector to consistently line up with the shutter in the camera. If you must do this, shoot at 30i to increase the number of
Extending a clip...
by Grant Wilber 11 years ago
Not really sure what this is called...but What do i do if i want to extend a clip's time but want it to push the rest of the timelines foward or backwards as I extend the clip Do you do this in 'trim'
Re: Extending a clip...
by dewan edwards 10 years ago
He should have the yellow arrow highlighted if he wants to push the material forward also right Not as system so I can't remember, what a shame LOL.
DVX100 vs DVX100a
by Grant Wilber 11 years ago
I'm a student looking for a camera to practice on, film shorts, docs, and projects. I'm looking for something inexpensive considering I'll be upgrading in a few years after I get a better grasp of wha
Re: DVX100 vs DVX100a
by Grant Wilber 11 years ago
Whats the difference between the 16:9 squeeze the dvx100a has and the adapter you can get with it I know that with the dvx (correct me if i'm wrong) you can either do 16:9 letter box or 16:9 and it wi
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by Grant Wilber 11 years ago
delete messed up responding...
Best place online to buy tapes
by Grant Wilber 11 years ago
Looking to buy Panasonic DV Tape (AY-DVM63PQ) online. Not necessarily looking for the cheapest but places that are going to guarantee good quality and tapes that haven't been sitting in their warehous
Re: Best place online to buy tapes
by Noah Kadner 11 years ago
Edgewise media or Abel Cine Tech. Noah Check out My My FCP Blog and my new RED Blog. Unlock the secrets of the DVX100, HVX200 and Apple Color. Now featuring the Sony EX1 Guidebook, DVD Studio Pro and
External HD that can power both HD and Camera?
by Grant Wilber 11 years ago
I have a Macbook Pro 15" 2.16GHz Core 2 Duo running 10.4 OSX. Not sure what model it is but it's two years old. Recently I got a Western Digital External HD Studio Edition 500GB. I wanted to capture v
Re: External HD that can power both HD and Camera?
by Grant Wilber 11 years ago
What do you mean by "And, you shouldn't capture media to your internal drive". You mean external
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