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Jared Smith

Member Since:
January 4th 2009
268 Posts
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How to deactive FCP 7 on Macbook before selling
by Jared Smith 5 years ago
So my mid 2010 macbook pro has started suffering from the dreaded logic board failure so I'm going to sell it on ebay as is But I have FCP 7 on it and I just want to deactivate that on the computer (a
Re: How to deactive FCP 7 on Macbook before selling
by Jared Smith 5 years ago
Thanks Andrew... that is exactly what the guy at Apple said today and I greatly appreciate it. I have already done the time machine backup but I haven't wiped the computer yet cause my buyer backed ou
GH3 with Beacktek MCC2
by Jared Smith 5 years ago
I am about ready to move to another setup and wanted advice. So the new setup is this: 1. Camera- GH3 2. Then I would mount the Beachtek MCC2 on the top shoe mount 3. On top of the Beachtek I mount my
Re: GH3 with Beacktek MCC2
by Aaron Star 5 years ago
I am sure the beachtec is fine, I use to have one a long long time ago back in the DV days. The audio ciruits on consumer devices are like the poor cousins to the imaging circuits. Recording to a sepa
GH3 and FCP7
by Jared Smith 5 years ago
I have just placed an order for a GH3... I will be moving out of the Canon DSLR realm and into the micro 4 3 world but my main concern is what to expect in FCP 7 (yes I am still using it... no I don't
Re: GH3 and FCP7
by Jared Smith 5 years ago
It is a somewhat old camera, but I looked at the JVC HM 100 for a while because all the press release mentioned being able to drop it straight into Final Cut
Lumix 45-175 micro 4/3rds AF100 Panasonic Four Thirds
by Jared Smith 5 years ago
I bought this lens as part of a package deal from another forum member. The other two lenses that he included fit my needs and I'd rather sell this one to offset some of the money spent on the package
MpEg stream clip so slow
by Jared Smith 5 years ago
I have always used MPEG Stream clip to convert footage over to Apple prores when the footage was shot on an SD card. I have a data DVD from a client now and when I try and use MPEG Stream clip it is t
Re: MpEg stream clip so slow
by Jared Smith 5 years ago
I'm not above basic help so any theories are much appreciated but yes I drug the files off the data DVD and am using those drug files. It's been a few hours and I'm at 6% so obviously this won't work
MacBook Air with FCP 7
by Jared Smith 5 years ago
I've still never made the switch to FCX... still rocking the ole FCP 7 Currently I use a 15inch Macbook Pro (mid 2010 model). This computer was purchased new for me by my company in Dec of 2010. I hav
Re: MacBook Air with FCP 7
by rene hazekamp 5 years ago
It depends largely on what footage you use, I have an old slow (2010) macbook air (although with 4GB memory) It can handle a long form documentary (xdcam ex), though you have to be a little masochisti
ProApps Codec 1.0.5 keeps appearing in Software update, after install
by Niklas Wikman 6 years ago
Software update regularly prompts me to install ProApps codecs 1.0.5 - I have repaired disk permissions, etc. Not sure why it keeps popping up. Anyone had found a solution to this I'm on Lion 10.7, FC
Re: ProApps Codec 1.0.5 keeps appearing in Software update, after install
by Jared Smith 6 years ago
I have no idea how to do that... could you walk me thru that process if you don't mind
Does Audio Recorded with FCP 7 meet these format requirements
by Jared Smith 6 years ago
I did a super simple audio recording for my boss using FCP 7 It is an audio recording that will be used for clients as they wait "on hold" It was a simple lav going into a camera... then I just did aw
Re: Does Audio Recorded with FCP 7 meet these format requirements
by John Fishback 6 years ago
Audacity can do this. I found these instructions a while back in this thread. 1. Open Audacity. 2. Open the mono Wav file. 3. Click on the bottom left corner Project Rate icon to change the sample rat
Making an Interactive DVD???
by Jared Smith 8 years ago
So my work has asked me to make copies of a DVD that we use for our clients as they prepare for a deposition. It goes over questions that they can expect to be asked as well as court room techniques j
Re: Making an Interactive DVD???
by Jared Smith 8 years ago
disregard... i got it using "burn" this can be deleted
How long should it take to burn a DVD using the "share" option?
by Jared Smith 8 years ago
Hey guys, after endless walls with FCP7 and my MTS files, I have downloaded the FCPX trail. I was able to import the MTS files just fine and got them all onto one timeline. Then I simply hit "share" a
Re: How long should it take to burn a DVD using the "share" option?
by Bret Williams 8 years ago
All I can say is the new compressor kicks some serious butt on the few tests I've given it. I recently exported a 2min SD ProRes 422 video as a standalone quicktime. I rendered it to mpeg2 in the old
Adding Music to a Bar Scene
by Jared Smith 10 years ago
I am editing a bar scene and have the song in the background that I want playing but it does not sound like it is playing from the speaker system of the bar, it just sounds like background music. So,
Re: Adding Music to a Bar Scene
by Bob Kessler 10 years ago
All good suggestions. A plug-in like SpeakerPhone or Altiverb will definitely do the job. Most probably out of your price range. "Worldizing" by playing the track through speakers - anything from a bo
.CDA to .MP3 help
by Jared Smith 10 years ago
Hey guys Got a CD from a firm today. They said the CD would not play on their Windows computers at work. I put it in the mac here at home and it came up with an MP3 and a CDA as the contents. I am not
Re: .CDA to .MP3 help
by Richard Crowley 10 years ago
Yes, there are valid hybrid CD formats, but you never know how people are trying to play them on the other end. I don't think that technology is necessarily the problem. User Error plays a big part. T
Help me find the name of that software/program
by Jared Smith 10 years ago
Hey guys I was on the forum a few weeks ago and stumbled upon an older post where someone had mentioned a software to help get hiss hum background noise out of home videos. I know there are probably a
Re: Help me find the name of that software/program
by Jared Smith 10 years ago
woo hoo!!! SoundSoap2
how to match apple commercials
by Jared Smith 11 years ago
So, I have a client that wants to do a DVD distribution campaign ripping off the white room two guys standing beside each other of Apple. So, how do I go about that Is that green screen issue Can't im
Re: how to match apple commercials
by Jared Smith 11 years ago
well thanks for the help... i was afraid of that and trying to not go this route, but thanks again: http: www.atomicstudios.com white-cyc-rentals.html
Video Deposition Business
by Jared Smith 11 years ago
Hey guys, I am going to start doing video depositions for one law firm and hoping that it will prove lucrative enough to do it for other firms in town. I looked around the web and saw a few things tha
Re: Video Deposition Business
by Robert Model 10 years ago
Jared, I was just about to order the legal video kit . Do you know of any reason that it is not worth the money Thanks Bob
Instructional Lighting DVD- what is the best?
by Jared Smith 11 years ago
Hey Guys, I am a film student and I do not feel I have adequate experience or knowledge in lighting. i wanted to buy a DVD tutorial that could really start me from the ground level and work me up to a
Re: Instructional Lighting DVD- what is the best?
by Dennis Size 11 years ago
JARED .... I've been a lighting designer for over 30 years, and I still don't think I have the knowledge or experience for some of the projects I take on. The challenges and excitement brought by the
Embarrassing Question about Letus Extreme
by Jared Smith 11 years ago
So, I have finally laid hands on a Letus Extreme. I found a good deal on a used one but have not shot with it yet because I do not have the correct ring for my XHA1 or HVX. However, the extreme I purc
Re: Embarrassing Question about Letus Extreme
by Dan Brockett 11 years ago
If you have the EX1 optimization kit, it is the same achromat as the HVX optimization kit. Different ring size, of course. I don't think it will be the optimal setup for your Canon though, I was told
speed up movement
by Jared Smith 11 years ago
how do I speed up the movement between two keyframes in an animation. i have the first one set and i have the last one set to get the position of each correct, but i want the object to get from point
Re: speed up movement
by Stephen Smith 11 years ago
Move the keyframes closer to one another. Hope this helps. Stephen Smith Money Making Graphics & Effects for Final Cut Studio 2
The Best Motion Tutorial?
by Jared Smith 11 years ago
Hey guys, I am new to Motion and don't really feel I am getting anywhere close to the most out of the program. What is the best tutorial I was looking at the Apple Pro Training Series for Motion... is
Re: The Best Motion Tutorial?
by david bogie 11 years ago
Buy Stephen Smith's DVD from the cow. Search google for MOTION TUTORIALS and filter carefully. and go here: http: www.applemotion.net bogiesan
stabilizer in Motion 3
by Michelle Clay 12 years ago
So I performed this function once and have never been able to duplicate it: locking down a clip in Motion via stabilize. Maybe someone can tell me the one keystroke I'm missing. I have a dozen clips o
Re: stabilizer in Motion 3
by Jared Smith 11 years ago
anyone ever get this answered... i am having the same issue
Which PowerBook do I need to buy?
by Jared Smith 11 years ago
Hey guys, I am about to start shooting a 10 minute short in about a week. In order to offload P2 cards, I am going to buy a laptop. Because I am an Apple guy (of recent) and use FCP I really want to g
Re: Which PowerBook do I need to buy?
by Jared Smith 11 years ago
only the 17inch 15inch don't have the slot
Difference in a Matte and a Mask
by Jared Smith 11 years ago
Hey guys, Sometimes you just have to bite your pride and ask an obvious question. I am glad you can't see my face and know who I am like the stupid kid in the back of the room. Anyway, could someone t
Re: Difference in a Matte and a Mask
by Stuart Elith 11 years ago
Hey, we all have to learn somehow! Just a few little thoughts from my experiences (mostly in compositing VFX, but a bit of motion graphics). I tend to use masks most of the time, for a few reasons : F
Could someone explain the MxM option???
by Jared Smith 11 years ago
Hey guys, I was looking on ebay for SxS cards and stumbled upon the MxM adapter to be used with a SDHC card... found their homepage at http: mxmexpress.com Could someone explain this option to me... d
Re: Could someone explain the MxM option???
by Ed Kukla 11 years ago
Be aware that there are counterfit SD cards out there. Make sure you are buying from a reputable dealer. The counterfit cards work but are not fast enough to work with the high data rates of video.
shooting on two different cameras
by Jared Smith 11 years ago
hey guys due to conditions beyond my control I am not going to be able to use two hvx or two jvc cameras like i was hoping... i am stuck using a jvc gy-hd200 and an hvx200. however, i do not have enou
Re: shooting on two different cameras
by Johnny Clark 11 years ago
Shoot the hvx200 in DV and use the Anamporhic setting and not letterbox. If 24p is out of the question then use 30p. Remember, DV uses only a 60i stream, there is no native 30p or 24p outside of 60i.
matching two cameras in SD
by Jared Smith 11 years ago
hey guys due to conditions beyond my control I am not going to be able to use two hvx or two jvc cameras like i was hoping... i am stuck using a jvc gy-hd200 and an hvx200. however, i do not have enou
Re: matching two cameras in SD
by Michael Sacci 11 years ago
I would NEVER shoot letterbox, both cameras are 16:9, shoot that and in the end if you want to letterbox the footage you can without a problem, but if you letterbox the footage on record you cannot ge
HDV PB Output Question
by Jared Smith 11 years ago
Hey guys, In the menu for the JVC GY-HD200 I found an HDV PB Output and my choices were Native, DV, 720p, or 1080i. I am shooting to Firestore and Tape at the same time. I bought pro grade tape so tha
Re: HDV PB Output Question
by Mike Johnson 11 years ago
The HDV PB Output settings only affect the component output while playing back an HDV tape. It does not have any impact in record mode. Mike Johnson Final Cut Pro Editor Drury Outdoors www.druryoutdoo
Question on Running from Board into Camera
by Jared Smith 11 years ago
Hello Gang, I have been asked to shoot a Cherokee Indian celebration this Saturday. In order to get good audio I was thinking I would just run the PA mix into my camera. I am using a JVC Gy-HD200 if i
Re: Question on Running from Board into Camera
by Jared Smith 11 years ago
so i was going to go buy one tomorrow and found this one online and hoping they have it in stock at the store, otherwise i won't have time to get one in before the shoot... it is this one: http: www.g
I need help using the camera to capture
by Jared Smith 11 years ago
Hey guys, I used the campus JVC GY-HD200 camera for a shoot. I had to shoot to tape because the firestore was already in use by someone else. So now I have this 720 tape, but an SD deck... so could so
Re: I need help using the camera to capture
by Mike Johnson 11 years ago
Before hooking up the camera, open FCP and change the Easy Setup to HDV 720p30. Close FCP and shutdown your computer. With the camera and your computer off, connect a FireWire cable between the camera
reusing a tape
by Jared Smith 11 years ago
hey guys, i shot on a ay-dvm63pq tape this last weekend and i am shooting again this weekend and don't have time to go get tape... i wasn't sure which forum to put this in, but is it okay to reuse thi
Re: reusing a tape
by Matthew Romanis 11 years ago
That's a bit of a "How long is a piece of tape " type question. The variables are... 1- How has the tape being kept Temperature variables Direct sun Too cold If the tape has been kept in the car, for
100 vs. 110 vs. 200 vs. 250
by Jared Smith 11 years ago
Could someone explain the differences in the GY-HD100, 110, 200, and 250... It seems to be a wise choice for the money and for the option of removable lenses, but I wanting to know what I am loosing i
Re: 100 vs. 110 vs. 200 vs. 250
by Jared Smith 11 years ago
just in case anyone else has the same questions, i was able to find this review online that was beneficial to me... looks like the 200 and therefore i assume the 250 give you the ability to add anton
shooting a candle lit wedding
by Jared Smith 11 years ago
Hey guys, I need some advice on how to shoot a wedding that is going to be totally lit by candle light. I am using HVX- one on stage and one in the balcony is the plan for now... any advice would be g
Re: shooting a candle lit wedding
by Rick Wise 11 years ago
Now that is one wild idea: shoot in negative mode and then invert in post. I just tried it with a an old Panasonic GS400. A definite if somewhat slight improvement in low light: cleaner, richer, truer
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