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J. Tad Newberry

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Constant Final Cut Crashes
by Tom Vickers 11 years ago
I recently purchased a new Mac Pro. I have been having very frequent crashes on the machine. At first I assumed that it was the result of having to work on a large HDV project via firewire. However, I
Re: Constant Final Cut Crashes
by J. Tad Newberry 9 years ago
This has been happening to me more and more frequently over the past week. Working mostly with HDV files that have been converted to Pro Res (non HQ) on a Pro Res timeline. Just a little scrolling see
Soundtrack Pro Royalty Free Sound Effects Confirmation
by Mike K. Kroesen 9 years ago
The documentation for Final Cut Studio states that "Soundtrack Pro is Apple's premier sound design application bundled in Final Cut Studio. Soundtrack Pro features over 5200 royalty-free audio loops a
Re: Soundtrack Pro Royalty Free Sound Effects Confirmation
by J. Tad Newberry 9 years ago
I'm still looking for this info, too. I've gone to a few mac forum, asked the question about where to get composer and publisher info, searched on my own computer under "license", "agreement", etc. an
HDV vs Pro Res render times and size
by J. Tad Newberry 9 years ago
Most of you probably already know this, but I had been wanting to do this test and see how it came out. I have a bunch of HDV footage, and the network wants a Pro Res delivery. After a horrendous rend
Re: HDV vs Pro Res render times and size
by J. Tad Newberry 9 years ago
My painstaking workaround is this: select all the clips from a single folder reel, keep "Reconnect all files in relative path" UNchecked, it will find the first clip in the list, i click "open", then
PS wont' save PSD with transparent background
by J. Tad Newberry 9 years ago
I'm new to PS, am using the trial version, and have been importing targa and psd lower third graphic files, but some fonts on them, and then when i save them as a PSD file I keep getting an opaque bla
Re: PS wont' save PSD with transparent background
by J. Tad Newberry 9 years ago
Hey Thanks! The first two steps were easy enough, but not sure how to "Switch back and add the selection as a layer mask (may need to invert it)". Like I said, i'm a newbie... Thanks again! J. Tad New
Targa graphic won't show up with transparent background
by J. Tad Newberry 9 years ago
I'm a newbie to Photoshop, went through a few tutorials online, but still can't get this one figured out. I have a lower third graphic targa file from a client, it loads into PS, but with a full black
Re: Targa graphic won't show up with transparent background
by Richard Harrington 9 years ago
Save as TIFF with Alpha... See Cow Photoshop podcast for details on steps Richard M. Harrington, PMP Author: Video Made on a Mac, Photoshop for Video, Understanding Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Studio O
How to get better playback in QuickTime Player?
by J. Tad Newberry 9 years ago
I wonder why my HDV and Pro Res Quicktime files rendered from the FCP timeline don't play all that smooth in my QuickTime Player (7.6.6) Most of the video looks fine, but it is mainly on camera moveme
Re: How to get better playback in QuickTime Player?
by J. Tad Newberry 9 years ago
Ha, but thanks for the tip . . . no, it wasn't checked, but now that it is, it plays no differently (though i closed and re-opened the app). Thanks again! J. Tad Newberry Big Ya Productions Mac Pro 2.
why dropped audio with caf files?
by J. Tad Newberry 9 years ago
For some reason, when i render out my timeline, i get a few spots where the audio drops out, just for a split second or so...but sometimes a little more. Upon inspection of the timeline, this is usual
Re: why dropped audio with caf files?
by J. Tad Newberry 9 years ago
Wow, i never knew that one - tHanks, John! Convert i shall.... Thanks again! J. Tad Newberry Big Ya Productions Mac Pro 2.66 GHz Quad-Core 3 GB RAM www.bigya.tv
NX5 and FCP
by J. Tad Newberry 9 years ago
Ouch, it looks like i should've come here before renting this puppy (Sony NX5U). The rental house gave me the camera and said there's a manual in there...so i go home, grab a few test shots...read the
Re: NX5 and FCP - News from Sony
by J. Tad Newberry 9 years ago
I got a hold of Sony tech support this afternoon and the guy was extremely helpful. First of all, he said ClipWrap has not yet quite caught up to the NX5 software codec...with the main problem being w
cutting out a square from a square
by J. Tad Newberry 9 years ago
seems simple enough, but i'm making an almost full screen box in Motion, and from it i want to cut out a 16x9 frame (about 1 4 screen size), so video can fly up behind it and fill in the hole, but i c
Re: cutting out a square from a square
by J. Tad Newberry 9 years ago
Ah, yes...i knew that mask was in there somewhere! Thanks for pointing me to it, that was exactly what i needed. Thanks again! J. Tad Newberry Big Ya Productions Mac Pro 2.66 GHz Quad-Core 3 GB RAM ww
Making "font collections"
by J. Tad Newberry 10 years ago
In many cases, I would love to be able to browse only some of my fonts, like when searching for only a sans serif font, or a seriffed or fancy font...how do i put such types into "collections" to make
Re: Making "font collections"
by J. Tad Newberry 10 years ago
Ah, yes, i knew about the available collections, but you just helped to find the very-easy-to-find "Browse" button, which lead me to the drop down menu where i chose "Manage Fonts"...THANKS! Thanks ag
Font folder questions - Mac
by J. Tad Newberry 10 years ago
I'm copying fonts from older backups to my newly reinstalled system software, and i see there is a "Font" folder in MainDrive System Library as well as one in MainDrive Library, and even one in MainDr
Re: Font folder questions - Mac
by J. Tad Newberry 10 years ago
Awesomely clean and direct response. Thanks so much! : ) Thanks again! J. Tad Newberry Big Ya Productions Mac Pro 2.66 GHz Quad-Core 3 GB RAM www.bigya.tv
Can't move drive icon, etc.
by J. Tad Newberry 10 years ago
I have an external FW800 drive on which my info tells me that i have all (read & write) permissions on it, and i can move files to it, but i can't move them from folder to folder while on the drive, n
Re: Can't move drive icon, etc.
by J. Tad Newberry 10 years ago
maybe i'll try that next. i got all the files copied from it via Media Manager yesterday, and it seems to have worked fine. since then, i reformatted the drive and did a few short tests, and it seems
HD Extreme output to monitor questions
by J. Tad Newberry 10 years ago
i just got the HD Extreme card installed a few days ago, had major problems, worked through most, and due to Bob Zellins' zealousness for me to get a black burst generator, i have one on order! : ) in
Re: HD Extreme output to monitor questions
by J. Tad Newberry 10 years ago
Rabbi, Thanks again for the tip. I got home last night, the Horita was here, i'm up and flying along. Thanks! Thanks again! J. Tad Newberry Big Ya Productions Mac Pro 2.66 GHz Quad-Core 3 GB RAM www.b
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"Tape Trouble. Check VTR." Error Message....
by Nate Boston 13 years ago
Hello All, Well I keep trying to load a DVCAM tape with my Sony DSR-1500 deck, via SDI, through my AJA I O, and I consistently get this error message: "Tape Trouble. Check VTR. Do not attempt to eject
Re: "Tape Trouble. Check VTR." Error Message....
by J. Tad Newberry 10 years ago
...it's happening to me, too, though i see this thread is well over a year old. Just got a BMD HD Extreme card, dumped out four tapes the other night (to my 1800) without a hitch, not getting this err
Extreme 2 out put problems
by J. Tad Newberry 10 years ago
i just got the Extreme 2 today and put into my Mac Pro. i finally got a picture from the timeline to my monitor, and it looks good. i can't drop to tape yet because the deck (UVW-1800) keeps saying "n
Networking issue
by David Roth Weiss 10 years ago
I've run two runs of cat-6 cable in my home, each about 100ft, and it seems that neither my cable modem nor my router are sending a signal strong enough to establish an internet connection on either o
Re: Networking issue
by J. Tad Newberry 10 years ago
Half way. I got my Windows XP to be able to print on the printer that is connected to my Mac G5, but my Mac Pro still won't print...i'll dig around for the NY Times article. Thanks for asking. Thanks
Network printing with Mac and PC
by J. Tad Newberry 10 years ago
I edit on a Mac Pro, which is networked to a PC (XP) and a Mac G5. My printer is attached to the G5, but neither the Mac Pro nor the PC can print from it. The printer has sharing selected and print sh
Re: Network printing with Mac and PC
by J. Tad Newberry 10 years ago
i have a wireless router, that will also allow 4 hard-wired lines. all three computers are hard-wired to it. Thanks again! J. Tad Newberry Big Ya Productions Mac Pro 2.66 GHz Quad-Core 3 GB RAM www.bi
field render vs. non
by J. Tad Newberry 10 years ago
one of the main default export settings out of Motion i use is "Lossless + Alpha Movie", and it is defaulted to non field render, so i made a new setting that is field rendered. i've rendered out the
Re: field render vs. non
by Noah Kadner 10 years ago
Field render= interlaced. You would notice the difference much more on a TV. Personally I see no reason to ever use interlace render unless you're integrating interlaced footage for an interlaced fini
MPEG Streamclip stopping conversion at 28 seconds...
by J. Tad Newberry 10 years ago
i'm trying to convert a :57 QT (.mov) to a wmv via Streamclip, and it works fine, but only converts the first :28. any ideas Thanks again! J. Tad Newberry Big Ya Productions Mac Pro 2.66 GHz Quad-Core
Re: MPEG Streamclip stopping conversion at 28 seconds...
by J. Tad Newberry 10 years ago
i wrote to customer support and they kindly supplied my license code. the project is now done and sent. Thanks again! J. Tad Newberry Big Ya Productions Mac Pro 2.66 GHz Quad-Core 3 GB RAM www.bigya.t
X11 and Open Office
by J. Tad Newberry 10 years ago
when i try to open Open Office on my G5 (OS 10.5.7), and X11 window opens with some gibberish in it, and Open Office never starts. any idears Thanks again! J. Tad Newberry Big Ya Productions Mac Pro 2
Re: X11 and Open Office
by David Hall 10 years ago
Check the version of Open Office you are using. 3.0 got rid of the X11 requirement. It only runs on Intel systems though. If you're working on a PPC, you may want to try using NeoOffice. Its based on
Flash anim over transparent BG?
by J. Tad Newberry 10 years ago
I've looked a little, but still not quite sure if Motion can do this. A client is wanting a flash anim for the web, who's background would be transparent so it would play over their web content on the
Re: Flash anim over transparent BG?
by J. Tad Newberry 10 years ago
Ah, maybe i'm asking the wrong questions. My client would like a simple anim over a transparent background to play on his website. He has not asked for "Flash", i was just assuming that would be the d
switched from PC to Mac - help on screen savers
by J. Tad Newberry 10 years ago
While i've been editing with FCP for a few years on my Mac, i just upgraded our family PC to my old G5, so now have 4 other users on that Mac. On a PC, you could set your screensaver to invoke and the
Re: switched from PC to Mac - help on screen savers
by J. Tad Newberry 10 years ago
It worked great! Thanks a bunch Emory! I hope i can return the favor sometime... Thanks again! J. Tad Newberry Big Ya Productions Mac Pro 2.66 GHz Quad-Core 3 GB RAM www.bigya.tv
opaque black BG in PSD layers
by J. Tad Newberry 10 years ago
I have Motion 3, but not Photoshop. I can import as layers my client's PSD logos, but each layer shows up with an opaque black background around it them. I can key out the black on each layer, but it'
Re: opaque black BG in PSD layers
by J. Tad Newberry 10 years ago
Thanks, Arnie. Ya, i know...i should just breakdown and buy Photoshop...but until then, thanks for this input, but i still couldn't get it to work change. I did an "Import as Project" and tried it bot
Composite capture
by William Gaffney 13 years ago
I am capturing an old VHS tape via composite using the 'Y' input on a Decklink Extreme G5. During the capture I get an occasional loss of picture (and sound), about 3 4 frames. Is this a decklink issu
Re: Composite capture
by J. Tad Newberry 11 years ago
that sounds like what i've heard before (the TBC part), but if the VHS signal goes through a BetaSP deck, doesn't the BetaSP deck sort of act as a TBC I'm about to embark on a lot of VHS transfer into
VHS capture problems with fcp
by Greg Pilon 11 years ago
Well, I am trying to capture a vhs tape for a friend, and as I am capturing into fcp in the log and capture window I am seeing black flashes throughout the video. But when I plug the vhs into the tv,
Re: VHS capture problems with fcp
by J. Tad Newberry 11 years ago
ya, i'm still looking for a good solution to capture all my old vhs tapes...thanks again! mh
Primera vs. Rimage
by J. Tad Newberry 11 years ago
I'm strongly considering the purchase of a Primera Bravo SE II for $1,785 and wonder if any of you have had experience (good or bad) with this unit or others like it (like the Rimage products). thanks
duplication machines - to buy or not to buy?
by J. Tad Newberry 11 years ago
do you guys have much experience with dupe machines such as the ones for around $2K from Primera (or others) just wondering. i have a potential good sized dupe order coming up that would actually more
Primera dupe machines and others?
by J. Tad Newberry 11 years ago
I have just started seriously toying with the idea of buying one of those Primera (or like machine) to burn and print DVD's in batches of (20 or more) at a time. Most of my projects only require like
adding Intensity card with Decklink SP?
by J. Tad Newberry 12 years ago
i edit with FCPC on Mac G5, and currently have a Decklink SP card for my Betacam deck, and need to be able to capture in DVCPro HD via firewire from and HDV camcorder (yes, trying to uprez HDV on the
Re: adding Intensity card with Decklink SP?
by Kristian Lam 12 years ago
Hi, You can only use one card per system unless you've written your own application. Final Cut Pro will get confused as to which card to use. regards Kristian Lam Blackmagic Design
Decklink help
by Callanw 12 years ago
Hi there I am purchasing a new mac and am using final cut to edit. i need to know which decklink system would work best with the mac that i am purchasing, or what other specs to purchase for my mac al
Re: Decklink help
by J. Tad Newberry 12 years ago
hmmmm... still no help. have you tried contacting BM directly either they just don't frequent this forum, or they, uh, well or they maybe are doing something else... keep me posted if you hear anythin
KONA needed to capture DVCPro HD and P2?
by J. Tad Newberry 12 years ago
i currently have a Blackmagic Decklink SP card, but need to capture in the DVCPro HD codec and eventually from P2 cards as well. is one of the KONA cards needed for this (vs. the Blackmagic HD Studio
Re: KONA needed to capture DVCPro HD and P2?
by szumlins 12 years ago
It is important to note that you'll be able capture using firewire, but AJA offers some unique options to you for output. Is frame accurate or color accurate monitoring important to you Because you ca
camera sync for UVW-1800?
by J. Tad Newberry 13 years ago
okay, ultra-low-budget questions here. i'm trying to capture VHS footage into FCP via my Decklink card and i have no black burst generator (but will be getting one this month). this set-up has worked
Re: camera sync for UVW-1800?
by J. Tad Newberry 13 years ago
i just went ahead and dubbed it all to Beta, then captured normally. it looks great, but, of course, took twice as long. from your guys' experience, are you getting "more stable" VHS by running the VH
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