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Jean-Christophe Boulay

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February 7th 2007
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Post-Audio Workflow for Documentary
by Stephen Brock 6 years ago
Hey everyone, I m working as an AE for a feature-length doc and I am wanting to gather some direction before we get too far down the rabbit hole in our post audio workflow. Like most docs, we are shoo
Re: Post-Audio Workflow for Documentary
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 6 years ago
Hi Stephen, Your overall workflow makes perfect sense to me but, as a mixer, that's quite a lot of audio tracks to receive. Don't be too hesitant to make decisions and scrap audio clips that would obv
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But this time I WANT the footsteps!
by Chuck Noland 6 years ago
Ok, here's a twist. For a scene in a corporate video (soundproofing company) I need the sound of footsteps walking on the floor above the scene. I've tried recording through the onboard mics on a cano
Re: But this time I WANT the footsteps!
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 6 years ago
Hi Chuck, If I was mixing such a project, I'd chuck out anything you could've recorded on location anyways. There is little way this could be done simply by mic'ing while staying in budget. This is fo
This scenario is bringing me to the brink of career change!
by bradley greenwell 6 years ago
This scenario is bringing me to the brink of career change. I have 28 - 29.97HD PBS programs that need to be converted to this File MPEG-2: - File format : . mpg - Bitrate: 15Mbps (Constant bit rate)
Re: This scenario is bringing me to the brink of career change!
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 6 years ago
If you have your video and audio cut at the exact same length in the proper format, I'd go for FFPEGX's Mux function, under Tools. You provide locations for your audio and video files, it muxes them a
Final Cut 4gb Ram cap...anyone know how to rewrite that
by Grant Strac 7 years ago
I have a beast of a machine, a lot of balls. I'm doing a Pro444 project and I keep getting the Error out of Ram message and I've never seen it before unless I had a corrupt render. I know Final Cut 7
Re: Final Cut 4gb Ram cap...anyone know how to rewrite that
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 7 years ago
The RAM access limit is a limit of all 32-bit software. There is no getting around it. There could possibly be a way of programming plug-ins with memory servers to access their own RAM like some audio
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Two partitioned drive questions: can i mount both at once AND do i need extra space?
by Noam Osband 7 years ago
So, I have a 6tb drive I got for film editing with FCP7. I have two questions before I partition and fill it up: 1 - I am using the drive for a film project I already started with two other drives. Wh
Re: Two partitioned drive questions: can i mount both at once AND do i need extra space?
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 7 years ago
Once partitioned, they are individual drives to the OS, so each needs its individual space reserve if you want one. JC Boulay Technical Director Audio Z Montreal, Canada www.audioz.com
altiverb 6 preventing opening final cut
by Steve Harrington 7 years ago
having trouble opening final cut due to some plugin discrepancy with protools. altiverb 6. i get to a part of the load up and altiverb (audio ease) comes up and says it needs to authorize. now another
Re: altiverb 6 preventing opening final cut
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 7 years ago
The iLok drivers that let the software read the authorization on the dongle can do stuff like that when installed in another user account. Some components are installed in the user folder so a differe
Video Plays Music but No Voice
by John Chen 7 years ago
My video has a voice track and a background audio track. 90% of the time it plays correctly, but in specific instances the background music will play but the voice track sounds distorted and you can't
Re: Video Plays Music but No Voice
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 7 years ago
Hi John, Is it possible there isn't only a stereo audio track in your Quicktime file If you open it in QT7 and open the Movie Properties (cmd-J), there should ideally only be one Sound Track. When you
Apply Normalization Gain Problem in FCP6
by Kevin Hagan 7 years ago
Using a Mac Pro, OS 10.6.8 to capture video with FCP6 with a Decklink Studio video card. Have been applying normalization gain for a couple years as part of our work flow. Recently I have begun to pic
Re: Apply Normalization Gain Problem in FCP6
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 7 years ago
Hi Kevin, Normalisation increases the gain of the audio so you may well simply be hearing the raised noise floor that is subtle at the original gain. After normalizing, if you reduce the gain of the n
When two mic's leak into each other... fixing in post?
by Justin Farrar 7 years ago
I edit a lot of interviews between two people who are generally mic'd with lavs. The mic's leak into each other a lot and if I leave both audio tracks in tact, each person sounds bouncy tinny. The onl
Re: When two mic's leak into each other... fixing in post?
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 7 years ago
From experience, using the pen tool to edit levels will be quickest once you get the hang. In the audio tool you'll only be albe to record one fader move at any time and what you require is two simult
Audio issues
by gor baghdas 7 years ago
Hi, I've seen some posts concerning this issue, but not something that would match mine. We have a feature film edited in FCP. When the edit was finished, the sound designer mixed the audio into 5.1,
Re: Audio issues
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 7 years ago
This sounds like the classic old FCP audio bug. What framerate is your timeline Is it the same frame rate as the currently-selected Easy Setup First intuition is that they may not be. If that's the ca
Quicktime 10 crash whilst recording event audio recovery
by Chris Lambert 7 years ago
Hi everyone I've recently run into a massive problem whilst shooting an event and running an events mixer into my line in on my Macbook Pro OSX ML and Quicktime 10 I left the program running for 4hr's
Re: Quicktime 10 crash whilst recording event audio recovery
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 7 years ago
Hi Chris, They're probably using a hexadecimal editor, like HexEdit, to close the file that has been unterminated by Quicktime, which should recover the data recorded up to the crash. You really have
Difference Between OSX and PC, FCP7 or FCP X ?
by Craig Richard 7 years ago
So I have never used FCP on a PC, I know they are supposed to be identical, however this is a teaching environment and any surprise's I would like to be somewhat prepared for. Thanks all, Craig
Re: Difference Between OSX and PC, FCP7 or FCP X ?
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 7 years ago
Like the others said, there is no such thing as Final Cut for Windows (or Linux, Unix...). If it is really FCP and is really running on a computer that is not made by Apple, it's running on a Hackinto
Voice over sync workflow - Any VO-artists here?
by Johannes Schwarz 7 years ago
Hi everyone, here is the thing... WHAT I HAVE: I have a (huge) animation project (70 episodes = 4 hours total) and 3 months left on it (then I leave for a 14 month vacation, yey). I have the script in
Re: Voice over sync workflow - Any VO-artists here?
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 7 years ago
Germanophone, then. JC Boulay Technical Director Audio Z Montreal, Canada www.audioz.com
RODE NTG-2 Audio Glitch
by Antony Bui 7 years ago
Hey guys, First of all thanks in advance for the advice. I use CC all the time but I've yet to register until today. Anyways, I've done some voiceovers on the RODE NTG-2 recording onto a Zoom H4N and
Re: RODE NTG-2 Audio Glitch
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 7 years ago
Hi Anthony, Phase issues can also happen when the same source is recorded by two different microphones positioned at different distances from the source. If there is a possibility that you were record
Correct 7.1 surround audio configuration
by Stuart Clark 7 years ago
Apologies if this is a really basic question, but I've just been asked to export something with 7.1 surround sound and I'm wondering if there is an industry standard track configuration for 7.1 sound.
Re: Correct 7.1 surround audio configuration
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 7 years ago
If it's for theatrical, Peter's second post is spot on. If it's for something else, no hard standard exists that I know of, so it would be safe to go with ITU assignment with the two extra channels ta
LUFS and Lex(m)
by Grzegorz Kwiatkowski 7 years ago
Do you know if there is any VST plugin that measures LUFS and Lex(m) There is The Waves WLM Loudness Meter plugin but it costs 400$.
Re: LUFS and Lex(m)
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 7 years ago
I second Peter's suggestion. VisLM-C does a great job, is widely compatible and is cheaper than most other options. Plus, Nugen really have established themselves as the broadcast metering and limitin
Exporting captions to ProRes VANC with Mac Caption
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 8 years ago
Hi guys (Jason), I need to output HD ProRes 4:2:2 files with 608 708 captions in VANC space, as per SMPTE 334. Is it possible to do that directly within my MacCaption DTV I have a feeling the Add Quic
Re: Exporting captions to ProRes VANC with Mac Caption
by Jason Livingston 8 years ago
Hi JC, The "QuickTime DTV 608 708 Closed Captions" is the correct export, and when played out via FCP7 or VTR Xchange, the Kona card will turn this track into real VANC line 9, SMPTE-334 spec, broadca
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MPEG-2 1080i59.94 with muxed DTV PCM audio - suggestions?
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 8 years ago
Hi guys, I've been asked to change a perfectly fine workflow to now output final broadcast master as a variety of MPEG-2 files for broadcast distribution. Most cases are covered and working but I've g
Re: MPEG-2 1080i59.94 with muxed DTV PCM audio - suggestions?
by Jeff Greenberg 8 years ago
JC, I'm going to guess you can't do it with what you have. You're going to need either Telestream Episode or Sorenson Squeeze. I tried to build a preset in Episode - I couldn't get a program stream wi
What is the best video compressor and converter?
by Levan Katsadze 8 years ago
Hello, I want a converter or compressor software to compress videos with highest quality, I don't mind performance or speed or such king of things, I just want highest quality. I know Sorenson Squeeze
Re: What is the best video compressor and converter?
by Andrew Rendell 8 years ago
I've got Sorensen Squeeze, Apple's Compressor and MPEG Streamclip and TBH each one does something differently to the others which makes it slightly more convenient than the others for a particular job
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Simple (hopefully) Thunderbolt Question
by Thomas Morter-Laing 8 years ago
Question: If a Harddrive is connected to an iMac's motherboard with sata connection, how can data be copied to or from the main hard drive faster the sata speed, even if it IS going through a thunderb
Re: Simple (hopefully) Thunderbolt Question
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 8 years ago
Thunderbolt is supposed to be about more than just storage. You could theoretically hook up your TB storage and then daisy-chain a display into that, for instance. Then, some of the "excess" would be
iMac 21.5"
by Stefano Spinelli 8 years ago
Hi to everyone, i'm new to this site and i don't if this is the right place for this post, sorry if i did wrong. Now, i'm thinking to buy the iMac 21.5" with this specs: - Intel core i5 quad-core 2.7
Re: iMac 21.5"
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 8 years ago
Hi Stefano, Considering that what you do is very hard on the CPU, I think it's worth it for you to go for the i7 processor. Apple does not say which Intel models it uses specifically, but that i7 is v
Networking Nightmare
by Thomas Morter-Laing 8 years ago
Slightly complicated one now (well, for me at least). We are in an office with 3 macs, all have the latest version of snow leopard, all are on the same network. All macs are networked to see each othe
Re: Networking Nightmare
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 8 years ago
If your computer are on the same network and you can share drives, the ethernet plugs in the wall necessarily go to a common router or switch somewhere. If you don't have access to that, the easiest s
Macbook Pro will NOT boot up after software update...
by beau cottington 8 years ago
My Macbook Pro will NOT boot up after installing an update last night (last snow leopard update). It gives me the grey screen with the apple, then after about 2 minutes goes to the prohibatory "NO" si
Re: Macbook Pro will NOT boot up after software update...
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 8 years ago
It's the fact that you can't boot from the install disc that says hardware problem to me. That's a software constant. You did pretty much every hard drive check you could and an HDD issue would've sur
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Mac to PC External iomega
by Greg Burke 8 years ago
Hey all I have about 500gigs of .dv footage I need to put on a external hard drive, problem is my clients on a PC and I'm On a Mac, What do I format it to so we can both Read and Write to it MS-DOS (F
Re: Mac to PC External iomega
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 8 years ago
Hi Greg, If FAT32 doesn't work for you, and in video in seldom works, one of you will have to install additional software. If you decide to modify the Mac, there's Paragon's aptly-named NTFS For Mac w
Need to copy a program from CD to USB urgently!
by Roli Rivelino 8 years ago
I have a job coming up which requires me to edit remotely, but the laptop I want to use has a broken CD drive. So I want to put my copy of Final Cut onto a USB stick and put it onto the laptop via the
Re: Need to copy a program from CD to USB!
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 8 years ago
Hi Roli, With the FCP disc in a useable optical drive, open up Disk Utility. In the drive list to the left, select your install disc and then click on New Image on the top menu. Then you just have to
Repairing Disk Permissions not working
by Jeff Wright 8 years ago
Until recently my system has always been as bulletproof as humanly possible. A crash every once in a while but definitely not an everyday occurrence. I have always tried to take good care of it by flu
Re: Repairing Disk Permissions not working
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 8 years ago
ARDagent has always given that message, as it should. Remote Desktop has its own set of permissions which are not alterable by DU. You probably never noticed because it was hidden among all the other
Which Kona are you?
by Alex Gerulaitis 9 years ago
A client brought in a G5 with 10.4, and a Kona card to install in it. How do I figure out which Kona is it I know it's either LHe or LSe (they look identical) - but which one TIA! Alex (DV411)
Re: Which Kona are you?
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 9 years ago
Is the AJA Control Panel installed on the system In there, under the Info tab, you have the Hardware ID which should answer the question. JC Boulay Technical Director Audio Z Montreal, Canada www.audi
System 10.4.11 re-install
by Leigh Rathner 9 years ago
Hello, I am running a Mac Mini 1.25ghz G4 with os 10.4.11. Obviously the unit is old and has gotten quite sluggish. I would like to re-install the os however I CANNOT find the original os disc(s). Wha
Re: System 10.4.11 re-install
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 9 years ago
Oh! Duely noted. JC Boulay Technical Director Audio Z Montreal, Canada www.audioz.com
apology to AJA for making fun of one of the products
by Bob Zelin 10 years ago
Hi - about 1 - 2 months ago, when the AJA DataCalc iPhone free application was released, I said "yawn", and stated how much I appreciated the free AJA System Test, that I use daily in testing drive ar
Re: apology to AJA for making fun of one of the products
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 10 years ago
The AJA site should really open on a photo of Bob giving the thumbs-up. I have to agree, though. They have yet to disappoint me. JC Boulay Technical Director Audio Z Montreal, Canada www.audioz.com
Best reference book for serious HD?
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 10 years ago
Hi guys, First post on this forum, as I usually hang in the audio stuff, but I've been reading you for a while now. Bit of background: Our audio post house has expanded its services into some simple v
Re: Best reference book for serious HD?
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 10 years ago
Words of wisdom, Bob. That's basically how I developed my expertise in audio systems, so it's no big change, then. I've been reading manual after manual and setting up some video equipment obstacle co
Sony DVW-500 punch-in errors
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 12 years ago
Hi, I work in a sound studio where we use a Sony DVW-500 Digital Betacam deck to stripe our mixes to the masters, among other things. It works great except once in a while when all the lights and disp
Re: Sony DVW-500 punch-in errors
by Michael Klinger 12 years ago
We had a similar problem. I'd be in the studio laying back, I'd punch in, all the bells an whistles would indicate that we were punched in, and yet I'd still hear the scratch or temp track playing bac
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