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Real Estate Video
by Joe Clark 3 days ago
Hello, I wanted to share a fairly recent property video creation. I shoot real estate (stills, video, 3D tours, aerial) all around the island, and I'm continually working to hone my craft. So far, I'm
Re: Real Estate Video
by Greg Ball 6 hours ago
Where's the link to the video Greg Ball, President Ball Media Innovations, Inc. https: www.ballmediainnovations.com
Fading in titles 10.3
by Greg Ball 2 weeks ago
Hi All, Is there a secret for fading titles in and out in FCP X 10.3 Once I build the titles and hit Command T, the titles fade correctly, but I can't move them a few frames in either direction becaus
Re: Fading in titles 10.3
by Greg Ball 2 weeks ago
Ah Ha!!! Thank you so much. Now I get it. That worked!!! Greg Ball, President Ball Media Innovations, Inc. https: www.ballmediainnovations.com
Screwed up timeline
by Greg Ball 2 weeks ago
Okay, so I'm editing my first project on FCP 10.3.3. I created my project, and created other projects with my raw clip selections. This project consists of footage, a separate voice narration track, a
Re: Screwed up timeline
by Greg Ball 2 weeks ago
Thanks Jeremy! That did the trick!!!! Greg Ball, President Ball Media Innovations, Inc. https: www.ballmediainnovations.com
Client mailed me back my external harddrive incorrectly and it broke...
by Jason Caridi 3 weeks ago
I mailed an event video client of mine a 2GB Slim Seagate external HDD with the raw footage I owed them. I mailed it with bubble wrap and marked it fragile. When I received it back, it was just shippe
Re: Client mailed me back my external harddrive incorrectly and it broke...
by Greg Ball 3 weeks ago
Todd - I'm thinking he meant a 2TB drive. There's not a lot of raw footage you can put on a 2 GB Thumb drive. Greg Ball, President Ball Media Innovations, Inc. https: www.ballmediainnovations.com
Copy and paste clips without audio
by Greg Ball 3 weeks ago
Hi there. I'm on FCP X 10.3.3, and I'm trying to copy and paste video clips from one project into another without pasting the audio. Is there a way to do that without having to detach the audio and de
Re: Copy and paste clips without audio -Bret
by Greg Ball 3 weeks ago
Thanks for your help Bret. But what I did was create several timelines with different types of shots, and I'm copying and pasting them into my current first cut project timeline. I'm not using the mag
Had a video subtitled, but they're too fast to read...
by Corbin Gross 4 weeks ago
Hey there, C'Cow. I've got this recruiting video made of talking head interviews with about 70% B-roll overlay, advertising warehouse jobs across the country for an apparel wholesaler. The intent was
Re: Had a video subtitled, but they're too fast to read...
by Greg Ball 3 weeks ago
To Mark's point where he says that the difference in timing " has to be accommodated in the planning before the shoot, so the shots have longer "handles" on them to help the timing work out". That's n
How to Make YouTube Compilation Video?
by Joe Clark 3 weeks ago
Hello, I'm not sure what section to put this in so moderators please move it if necessary. I'm looking to create some YouTube compilation videos to add to my website - either as fair use, or after con
Re: How to Make YouTube Compilation Video?
by Greg Ball 3 weeks ago
I'm not a lawyer but you really can't add any videos to your website as "fair use" You ALWAYS have to get written permission. The copyright owner has to give you permission to republish the video or d
why my wife is awesome (and why so many of you are losers - including me)
by Bob Zelin 4 weeks ago
Hi - today, I discovered that when I went to my website - bobzelin.com, I could see the pages, but I could not see any of the images (the facilities that I built). This is a Google Sites website that
Re: why my wife is awesome (and why so many of you are losers - including me)
by Greg Ball 3 weeks ago
Amen!! My wife also is there to support me, console me, watch my videos, and soften my emails. Wives are the best!! Greg Ball, President Ball Media Innovations, Inc. https: www.ballmediainnovations.co
How would you quote this?
by Elisa Llamido 1 month ago
Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this and weigh in. I really appreciate it!! A few questions: 1. How would you quote the following job A perspective client owns a large demolition comp
Re: How would you quote this?
by Greg Ball 1 month ago
Rich, I would agree with Richard. We get a deposit 100% of the time. No deposit, no booking. Greg Ball, President Ball Media Innovations, Inc. https: www.ballmediainnovations.com
Contract for several social media videos
by Jordon Herdman 2 months ago
So I have an upcoming contract that requires 4 different videos to be filmed and edited at different times of the month, maybe over 2 months. Each shoot could possibly have 1 or 2 videos made out of i
Re: Contract for several social media videos
by Greg Ball 1 month ago
While I appreciate Mark's different approach, I usually find it difficult to get a client to sign ONE contract appropriately, let alone two. What I suggest is that you make sure that all of your shoot
Update to 10.3.3
by Greg Ball 1 month ago
I'm just learning FCP X by editing my first full video. I thought I'd start clean by updating my FCPX 10.2.3 to 10.3.3. However my mac is not asking for an update of FCP X. How do I update it Greg Bal
Re: Update to 10.3.3
by Greg Ball 1 month ago
Mark, what about 10.10.5 is not compatible when you said that 10.3 would work I've been using FCP X 10.2.4 all along but I can't seem to update to to 10.3.4. Greg Ball, President Ball Media Innovation
Making a video for a client who plans on using it to sell (commercial use)
by Quincy Berry 2 months ago
Hey, I was wondering if someone could school me on this situation, I spent the last hour or so trying to google my situation and I can't find anything solid, here we go. I have a client friend. I make
Re: Making a video for a client who plans on using it to sell (commercial use)
by Greg Ball 2 months ago
Mark has given you outstanding advice. The only thing I might add s to always discuss the specifics ahead of time( which includes the goals of the project and the uses of the video. Then create an agr
Pricing for corporate event photo
by Kevin Smith 4 months ago
Hello, I about to do an estimate for a 5 billion dollar corporation that is buying out an aeronautical company. They one full day of shooting and to own all of the footage. My estimate is going to be
Re: Pricing for corporate event photo
by Greg Ball 3 months ago
Kevin, Your rates should be based on what you feel you need to charge given your level of experience, expertise, and what you need to earn to make a living. It has no bearing on the size of the compan
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Work-for-hire contract or release for cameraman on film
by Roy Stevens 3 months ago
Hi I shot a short film and a friend shot a couple shots that were used. Does anyone have or know where I can get a standard contract or lease for him to sign I've been on the internet but things seem
Re: Work-for-hire contract or release for cameraman on film
by Greg Ball 3 months ago
Hi Roy, I'm not a lawyer, but my understanding is any contracts or releases must be written and agreed upon prior to your shoot. Greg Ball, President Ball Media Innovations, Inc. https: www.ballmediai
What to do to create a Promotional video for a Mining Company
by Fahad Minhaj 3 months ago
Hello People, Not sure where to start but I recently got contacted by a Mining company and they would like to make a promotional video. This is what they want to achieve: Intro which consist of video
Re: What to do to create a Promotional video for a Mining Company
by Greg Ball 3 months ago
We've actually produced this exact video for a mining company client. What we did was shoot the CEO portion here at their HQ, and then hired crews on location to shoot everything else. As Nick suggest
Business steps for a video project.
by Ciaran MacRiocaird 3 months ago
The business side of things gets confusing to me. I'm just wondering what steps different people take with a client for a typical video production project. (e.g: like a promo video) I'm trying to nail
Re: Business steps for a video project.
by Greg Ball 3 months ago
To Nicks point, we'll need to agree to disagree. I prefer to at the very least make certain that all of my out-of-pocket costs are covered, since I'm responsible for paying those costs. I always make
Glyph versus OWC Mercury Elite Pro versus G-raid Refurbished
by Greg Ball 3 months ago
I need to purchase a new external drive to edit using esata on FCP 7. I've always used graids. But I'm hesitant to purchase a refurbished drive or a used Graid. Do any of you have opinions of a Glyph
Re: Glyph versus OWC Mercury Elite Pro versus G-raid Refurbished
by Warren Eig 3 months ago
Just be weary with OWC external power supply. I have twenty external drives for them. When the power supplies started to fail, they wanted $20 a piece to replace. No rhyme or reason for the failure. I
Keynote in FCP 7 split screen
by Greg Ball 4 months ago
I have a presentation I'm working on that has the presenter on the left side of the screen and Keynote slides on the right side(Split Screen). At this point the slides are 720 X540. Sometimes they'll
Re: Keynote in FCP 7 split screen
by Greg Ball 4 months ago
Dave, perhaps I didn't communicate this properly. The client has already created the powerPoint slides that were used as part of the show. I believe I solved my problem by exporting each of 28 slides
Video with Alpha Channels
by Greg Ball 5 months ago
My graphic artist gave me several animations of an iPhone and iPad He gave them to me with alpha channels. I'm trying to key these over a matte background, and no matter what composite mode I try, I c
Re: Video with Alpha Channels
by Greg Ball 5 months ago
Hi Shane, The video as given to me keys perfectly. But it's an .h264 with an animation codec. I'm editing this on a 720p prores sequence. I tried converting the videos to prores444 but it didn't key.
Shipping... a laugh
by Todd Terry 5 months ago
Thought some might enjoy a smile on a Monday morning. I bought a set of ND filters from DJI for my little Mavic Pro drone. They are tiny, smaller than a dime. Here are the filters... and the box they
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Re: Shipping... a laugh
by Steve Kownacki 5 months ago
Space. The final frontier... Steve
Strange client request. Any thoughts??
by Greg Ball 5 months ago
Hi guys, Hope you're all well. I have a potential client who wants us to deliver different still graphics and video clip files to stretched ultra-wide LCD (LED backlight) bar cut displays. 1 3 cut dis
Re: Strange client request. Any thoughts??
by Greg Ball 5 months ago
Thanks Simon. Greg Ball, President Ball Media Innovations, Inc. https: www.ballmediainnovations.com
External Drives for FCP 7.03
by Greg Ball 6 months ago
I've always used G-Raid 2 TB drives with eSata connections. But lately they are hard to come by. I like them because they are totally quiet and very reliable. I have a Mac late 2010 2.4 ghz Quad Core
Re: External Drives for FCP 7.03
by Greg Ball 6 months ago
Thanks Shane. I don't believe I can move to Thunderbolt on this mac. The OWC Mercury Elite and Elite Pro drives seem to get mixed reviews. What do you know about these Glyph drives https: www.bhphotov
Low Res copy of B-Roll for client
by Ken Cooper 6 months ago
I have a new client 2 states away...we shot 2 cameras for 3 days at their manufacturing plant. TONS of 30 second b-roll clips. They want to see a low res version of all the clips. Do I charge them to
Re: Low Res copy of B-Roll for client
by Rich Rubasch 6 months ago
We do the same. We create sequences of Broll usually categorized by where we were shooting....exteriors, shipping, assembly line etc. Our encode settings are 320 x 180 one pass 600kbps and mono audio
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using 25 fps stock footage in 29.97 timeline
by Greg Ball 7 months ago
I have a client buying stock footage for a project I'm working on in FCP 7. The whole project is 29.97 fps. The footage they are buying is 25 FPS. Can I use their 25 frames per second stock footage cl
Re: using 25 fps stock footage in 29.97 timeline
by Greg Ball 7 months ago
Thanks Shane. The sequence is 29.97progressive, not interlaced. Does that make a difference Greg Ball, President Ball Media Innovations, Inc. https: www.ballmediainnovations.com
How to charge client?
by Adam Evans 7 months ago
To all of you freelance independent business video editors out there... How often do you: Use a contract request full or partial payment upfront or how else do you avoid getting stiffed
Re: How to charge client?
by Mark Suszko 7 months ago
Be it a full-on contract or a deal memo, GET IT IN WRITING UP FRONT. I recommend payment in thirds, and work doesn't start until the first third clears the bank. The first "third" needs to cover any o
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Greg Ball liked this 7 months ago
Training Video Cost vs Script?
by Samantha Harris 7 months ago
Hey guys! I'm new here and having a bit of a tricky time estimating what to charge for an employee training video. Essentially there are three, five-minute videos. I'd only need to film the owner for
Re: Training Video Cost vs Script?
by Greg Ball 7 months ago
Hi Samantha, As usual Mark has given you tremendous advice. I've shot and edited more corporate training videos than I could ever possibly count. For your pricing, it really depends on what the end vi
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Approximate cost of creating a 12'-24' studio space?
by Boe Beito 8 months ago
Hi folks, I apologize for the lack of detail, but I'm working on budgeting a photo video initiative for my company and I'd like to get a ballpark figure that I can include in my proposal. Here are the
Re: Approximate cost of creating a 12'-24' studio space?
by Greg Ball 7 months ago
Hi Bob, One thing I haven't seen mentioned in Air Conditioning. Where are you located Early in my career I worked for a large insurance company. Our studio was located in the parking garage. Although
How to distribute video to paying customers
by Patrick Miller 1 year ago
Hey everyone, For years now, I have been filming the 8th grade graduation for a local school. I put together a montage, interview the students, film the ceremony, etc. I have always pre-sold DVD's of
Re: How to distribute video to paying customers
by Greg Ball 1 year ago
How about putting it on a thumb drive Greg Ball, President Ball Media Innovations, Inc. https: www.ballmediainnovations.com
A wedding video contract without a business license?
by Kago Ai 1 year ago
A couple who wants me to shoot their wedding video wants to have a wedding video contract. I am a young videographer who is testing the waters, and I have just done just a few cash-deal craigslist job
Re: A wedding video contract without a business license?
by Greg Ball 1 year ago
You don't need a license to report your earnings. But you should ALWAYS have a contract that includes everything you're providing. For example, location(s), length of time you'll be there. Meals, park
Good bit rate, file size for 1920X1080 video
by Neil Orman 1 year ago
We had a videographer recently record an event for my employer, and afterwards she asked me to give her an idea of what bit rate and file size I wanted from the raw video. I'd appreciate any guidance
Re: Good bit rate, file size for 1920X1080 video
by Greg Ball 1 year ago
She just needs to give you the raw footage. Send her a small USB hard drive and let her put the raw footage on the drive and send it to you. Never accept compressed footage. That's not what you paid f
Keeping image in iPhone frame
by Greg Ball 1 year ago
I had someone create an iPhone frame with Alpha channel for me, so I can change the screens and also have a finger tap buttons. That all works fine. However the first animation has the phone flip over
Re: Keeping image in iPhone frame
by Greg Ball 1 year ago
So is there anyway to do this in motion I'm not editing on FCPX yet. Greg Ball, President Ball Media Innovations, Inc. https: www.ballmediainnovations.com
Best places to buy gaffer tape from?
by Neil Orman 1 year ago
Just wondering where people tend to buy gaffer tape from In the link below I saw the $16 per roll price from B&H, plus shipping etc., but was wondering if you could but this same tape from places like
Re: Best places to buy gaffer tape from?
by Greg Ball 1 year ago
You can buy it from multiple sources on Amazon.com Greg Ball, President Ball Media Innovations, Inc. https: www.ballmediainnovations.com
SONY DIGIBETA CAM DVW A500 On Sale
by Ling Chua 2 years ago
SONY DIGIBETA CAM DVW A500 ON SALE. Selling at $200. Price is negotiable.
Re: SONY DIGIBETA CAM DVW A500 On Sale
by Greg Ball 2 years ago
Does this work Also can you share more about who you are where you're located and something more about you Most people (including myself) are skeptical about someone selling equipment here the same we
Mac Question
by Greg Ball 2 years ago
I have a MacPro5,1 2.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon with 16GB of memory. I edit on FCP Since USB3.0 seems like one of the newest ways of editing and using G-raid drives, I'm wondering how I can go about ad
Re: Mac Question
by John Rofrano 2 years ago
Greg Ball "Since USB3.0 seems like one of the newest ways of editing and using G-raid drives, I'm wondering how I can go about adding USB 3.0 to this mac."I also have a MacPro 5,1 and I purchased thi
Teleprompting a Conversation
by Giancarlo Rocchetti 2 years ago
I am looking for some advice on Camera placement in regards to shooting a scene in which to actors are having a conversation with each other but in reality they are each looking at teleprompters. I am
Re: Teleprompting a Conversation
by Greg Ball 2 years ago
First don't use the prompters in front of the cameras. Set each prompter glass to the best height for eye lines. The only challenge is if you're shooting over the shoulder shots. That's where it will
HD video looks HORRIBLE when put on DVD through DVDSP!!
by Ben Con 3 years ago
Hi, I recently shot a video on a Sony XDCam PMW-EX3. I shot it 1920x1080i 60. I edited it in Final Cut Pro (7) and Exported using a variety for formats: MPEG-4, H.264, Prores 4444, Prores 422, ect. Al
Re: HD video looks HORRIBLE when put on DVD through DVDSP!!
by Greg Ball 3 years ago
Just export your video out of FCP 7 as a self contained quicktime. The bring that into compressor. Use 90 minute best settings, and turn frame controls on. Adjust your bit rate to work best.
Looking for beautiful footage Costa Rica or Central america.
by Greg Ball 3 years ago
I'm looking for the best sources for stock footage like the footage shown here: http: www2.crocodilebay.com welcome-to-the-sanctuary-at-osa-peninsula-a2014 Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
Is this a badly framed wedding shot
by Martin Gleeson 3 years ago
No idea where to post this, but as the shot I'm considering is from a wedding (event) video,I thought I'd try here. Apologies if this is not the most appropriate place. Would you consider this a badly
Re: Is this a badly framed wedding shot
by Greg Ball 3 years ago
Martin, your partner needs to talk with the photographer ahesd of time so everyone can get the shots they need. I'm sure the photographer wouldn't be happy if your partner was invading his frame. Ever
SHooting in PAL Sony EX1
by Greg Ball 3 years ago
Hi Guys, A quick question. In the menu on the Sony EX1 you can choose Country for NTSC or PAL. The menu gives the option of shooting at 25P If I switch to PAL will it actually record in PAL Format at
Re: SHooting in PAL Sony EX1
by Greg Ball 3 years ago
My question is can we shoot in PAL I guess your answer is yes. Correct
Looping video on USB Stick?
by Greg Ball 3 years ago
I have a client we're producting a 10 minute industrial video for. They would like to be able to have the video on a USB stick, so they can play back a looping vesion of this on a large screen at a tr
Re: Looping video on USB Stick?
by Greg Ball 3 years ago
Thanks Matt, Unfortunately my client is in another state so I would have to program it and ship it to them. How do you get the video from a NLE system like FCP onto an SD card Does this also take a .h
Sony EX1 playback?
by Greg Ball 3 years ago
I have a client looking for me to shoot a media training session. I can take an SDI to DVI feed for video playback, but can't take audio the same way. Is there a way to get audio playback out of the E
Re: Sony EX1 playback?
by David Speace 3 years ago
You could take audio out of your earphone monitor out! Dave Speace Producer Director DP DZP Video Windows 7, 64 Bit, i7 8 Core, 16Gb Ram, GeForce 4800
Slow Mo with Optical flow?
by Greg Ball 3 years ago
We shot a 2X4 hitting a window. We shot this at 1280X720 60P. I want this to look vey cool in slo mo 29.97. When I put this clip in Motion 4, the wood seems to warm, and the glass sems to also warp at
Re: Slow Mo with Optical flow?
by Stephen Smith 3 years ago
I agree with Mark. I use both Twixtor and Optical Flow and they have very similar results. However you are in luck, Twixtor offers a demo version where an X appears over the footage so you can see for
Meals on video shoot
by Greg Ball 3 years ago
I'm working on a proposal for a fairly large project. One item we ALWAYS include in our proposals and agreements is that the pricing does not include shipping, mileage or meals. The client is responsi
Re: Meals on video shoot
by Mark Suszko 3 years ago
Bury the cost of meal per diem allowance in the budget. Make sure there actually is a contractually stipulated meal break of Y duration in the contract after x hours of work. You can follow union prac
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Super Slo Mo with EX1?
by Greg Ball 3 years ago
I need to shoot a super slow mo shot of a 2X4 being shot out of a cannon at an impact resistent window. Will my EX1 do this if I shoot at 720P 60 For the slowest possible shot what shutter settings wo
Re: Super Slo Mo with EX1?
by Brent Dunn 3 years ago
No, no such feature as super slow mo with this camera. You can rent Sony's FS100U cam which has this feature up to 640 fps. Or if you have the budget there is always the Phantom at 2000 fps Brent Dunn
New Internal HD... Mavericks?
by Greg Ball 3 years ago
Hi All, I have a Mac with the following profile: Mac Pro Model Identifier: MacPro5,1 Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz Number Of Processors: 2 Total Number Of Cores: 8 I ha
Re: New Internal HD... Mavericks?
by John Davidson 3 years ago
I would do a clean install of mavericks on the new HD. Then I would drag drop anything I needed from the old HD rather than migrate everything. It's good practice to do this, even if it results in you
Why are my posts being moderated?
by Greg Ball 3 years ago
I've been a member of the cow for many many years. Suddenly my posts are being moderated. I have no idea why. I never post controversial comments. Please advise.
Re: Why are my posts being moderated?
by Abraham Chaffin 3 years ago
Hello Micah, Actually, your case was a bit different. Your account was being moderated, and not this was not due to bouncing emails. However, I've unmoderated your account now, as your account looks g
Daged SDHC card
by Greg Ball 3 years ago
We shot several clips with an EX1 and a Hoodman Raw sdhc card and adapter. We've been shooting this way for a long time with no problem. In this case it appears that the card has some damage with a sc
Re: Daged SDHC card
by Greg Ball 3 years ago
Hi Marek, No I haven't tried a PC. I really don't have a way to do that. Currently I use the express card slot on my Mac laptop.
Looking for similar template for Motion
by Greg Ball 3 years ago
I'm looking for a similar template to this one. http: www.revostock.com After-Effects-Project 216456 Elevator.htm It needs to be a motion template Can anyone suggest any types of Elevator templates I'
Re: Looking for similar template for Motion
by Mark Suszko 3 years ago
Building on of these from "scratch" is not as scary as you think, and has the advantages of ultimate customization. Really, all you need is one repeating elevator shaft texture or photo, you can build
XDCAM Transfer with Mountain Lion?
by Greg Ball 4 years ago
I'd like to update my Macbook pro 17" with Mountain Lion. I currently use my MBP in the field to offload footage from SXS cards and SDHC cards from my Ex1 camera. I'm on 10.6.8 Will Mountain lion work
Re: XDCAM Transfer with Mountain Lion?
by Greg Ball 4 years ago
Ian, I use XDCAM transfer in the field to offload footage from my cards and the other shooters I use. So it needs to be reliable. I can't afford a surprise on location by not having the ability to ofl
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