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Jeff Greenberg

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archiving lossless video to hard disk
by clyde villegas 11 years ago
I have posted this in Premiere Pro forum because that is what I use to edit and archive my work. Then I came across this great forum and thought that it's best if I also post my questions here. I arch
Re: archiving lossless video to hard disk
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
You really can't export synthetic items to a tape format that is anything other than uncompressed. Premiere can't really export these elements (how do you handle the alpha channel ) No for these, the
FAQ is underway -- Walter and I could use your help
by Ronald Lindeboom 11 years ago
Hello Everyone, Walter and I are working on getting a FAQ done for this forum and if you have any suggestions of your favorite great posts solutions, please respond to this thread and add the link poi
Re: FAQ is underway -- Walter and I could use your help
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
If you're going to ask a technical question, include the: CPU, System version, ram and video card. Version of the Proapps Version of QT If you're going to ask a workflow question, Know what format you
Final Cut Express
by Connor Kerrigan 11 years ago
Does final cut express have masks and can it do special effects
Re: Final Cut Express
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
Masks Not like AE, no. Special effects Yes, there's an effects tabs with filters. Do you mean a specific effect Best, Jeff G Principal Instructor Future Media Concepts FMCTraining.com Editorsretreat.c
How to set up FCP 5.1 for QuickTime PhotoJPG HD editing?
by Eri Kossus 11 years ago
I use my LumixTZ5 camera to film clips in photoJPG 1280x720 30fps QuickTime .mov container. I use the material in live video mixes and the programm uses this codec as native. I am very happy with the
Re: How to set up FCP 5.1 for QuickTime PhotoJPG HD editing?
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
It's not a problem with the settings. Apple has optimized FCP to use specific codecs for editing, and at that size, Photojpeg isn't one of them. You'll get nothing that's RT. If you upgraded to FCP 6,
Applying a motion blur
by matt rinaldo 11 years ago
Does anyone know if there is another way to create a motion blur effects other then clicking view motion blur If you create a motion blur the way i mentioned above how to you tweak the amount And also
Re: Applying a motion blur
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
Unlike AE (are you an AE guy ) - Motion blur is an all or nothing deal. Project properties, permit you to adjust it. There's also a motion blur filter, which I guess you could use on specific objects.
Copy Cornerpoint to New Clip/Project
by Jeff Coleman 11 years ago
newbie here I'm replacing the power point slide in a video shot. I sent a sample of the wide shot (to get my bearings) from Final Cut Pro 5.1.4 to Motion 2. I placed a still using the Four Corner Tool
Re: Copy Cornerpoint to New Clip/Project
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
Two ideas. One make it a template in Motion. Then you can just build lots of them directly in motion. Second, dont' want to make a template Ok, open a copy of the project, drag (from the file browser)
In Store TV Presentations PLEASE HELP!!!
by john isaacks 11 years ago
We have an 50" HDTV in the store. I make promo videos for the store that are to be looped on the screen. different video loops for different days like "SALE" videos when we have a sale going on. I wan
Re: In Store TV Presentations PLEASE HELP!!!
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
Yes, front row makes it easy. It's likely that if it was rendered into h.264 it'd be best (for HD). I'd suggest something like visualhub which has a trial. Also, try downloading perian, (if you've con
Can you rename a project in Avid?
by Gabe Cotto 11 years ago
Hello All, Okay, so I'm told by my fellow editors at our shop that it is not possible to rename a project in Avid. First is this true And if it is, is there a work around I need to rename the project
Re: Can you rename a project in Avid?
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
Actually, if you rename both the project and the project setting file, this should work. Bins are a different story, as they have unique IDs.Best, Jeff G Principal Instructor Future Media Concepts FMC
media compser on imac 3.06?
by tristan tumble 11 years ago
the new imac is very simular in specs to the macbook pro (wich is avid approved). Would media composer run on the new imac with 512 vid card intel duo core 3.06 4 gigs of ram thanks. tt
Re: media compser on imac 3.06?
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
The problem you might run into is that you might want to capture to an external drive. If you attach an external drive, you'll likely have capture problems (you really need to plug in your drives to a
Help Burning DVDs using Avid Xpress Pro
by Stephanie Suttle 11 years ago
Hi All, I'm new to this message board and I'm new to Avid, so please bear with me. I am having trouble authoring burning DVDs with Avid Xpress Pro. I have a Mac OS X with plenty of memory and the medi
Re: Help Burning DVDs using Avid Xpress Pro
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
Stephanie, On the mac, Avid uses iDVD. If you want, export the video (as QT ref...)... Drop it in iDVD. Set the video to be the First Play item. Then when your client puts in the video, it'll just pla
Dual Roller Trimming and Sync
by Jonathan Byrd 11 years ago
I need help putting something into terms that I can explain to someone I'm teaching how to use Avid. Now, when trimming and using dual roller trim I cannot break sync in my timeline, however I would l
Re: Dual Roller Trimming and Sync
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
It's not out of sync. Sync only exists with Video and audio that came from the same tape. Instead, do a single roller trim of video only. Since you're making video longer (and every shot after is push
AfterEffects to Avid workflow
by Greg Quitiquit 11 years ago
Hi. New Avid user here, but I'm a longtime AfterEffects user. I have some pieces that I've created in AE that I want to take into Avid. Using the Avid Meridien codec, I get the message that says "Quic
Re: AfterEffects to Avid workflow
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
If you have it configured right (in AE's export), The 'fast import' should be 1.25 RT or so. Meridian uncompressed, Millions of Colors +, STRAIGHT Alpha, lower field first, 720x486.Best, Jeff G Princi
shooting glasses on green screen
by Steve Harrington 11 years ago
So I have a commercial where they want to shoot two people holding wine glasses up against a green screen. I've lit for green screen before, so I know shooting through glass is going to be an issue. D
Re: shooting glasses on green screen
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
Stay away from DV. SD or HD (4:2:2) please. Capture SD uncompressed. The greater the distance the better. Even lighting. Make sure your screen brightness is the same as your foreground as well. I've k
Chromakey Issues
by Aaron Cadieux 11 years ago
Hey Everyone, I do a lot of green blue screen stuff at my full-time job. I am very used to lighting keys and rendering good-quality keys in post. I cut w Premiere Pro 2.0. Sometimes I do the keys in P
Re: Chromakey Issues
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
Well, the biker is blurry because of 24p, yes. With only 24 frames per second, the lens is open for a longer period of time, resulting in motion blur. And the choppiness 24 frames per second doesn't h
white questions
by Bob Cole 11 years ago
Two questions about white in the frame. 1. This may never have been true, or it may have been true once, but no longer, but I'd like to know whether anyone else has ever heard of this theory: "Televis
Re: white questions
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
Addressing #2: Look, it's critical you have the people in your shots exposed properly. On the variety of cameras you have, you should be using a meter or zebra striping (at 70-80%) on the highlights o
Slo-mo looks better in preview
by Gordon Gurley 11 years ago
Hi, I drop a DV clip onto a DV timeline, right click on it, adjust speed to 50% with frame blending on. Green bar indicates I'm previewing the effect. Play the clip as is, looks fine. Render. Play cli
Re: Slo-mo looks better in preview
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
Mick, Two thoughts: FCP uses frame blending. Motion has two other qualities to use. Motion Blur blending and Optical Flow. Optical flow will create a *huge* file (and draw upon all of the frames of cl
speedramping
by Stephen Fenn 11 years ago
Hello all, I have extensively researched how I have to go about doing this but with no luck. What I want to do is take a clip, mark a keyframe, make everything to the left of that 25% speed lets say,
Re: speedramping
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
Hold down the command key on the edge of the bezier handle. This allows you to "break" the two sides. Alternatively right click and choose make corner. Best, JeffBest, Jeff G Principal Instructor Futu
Newbie issue with m2v: help?
by Guy Nash 11 years ago
I've done some searching on this forum but can't quite find the answer to my query. I have a load of old footage from my PC days which is m2v with 2 associated wav files. This was an import directly f
Re: Newbie issue with m2v: help?
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
Drag them to the timeline. Video over audio. Drag them back to the browser. Now sync'd and a single clip.Best, Jeff G Principal Instructor Future Media Concepts FMCTraining.com Editorsretreat.com
Adjusting Clips Speed
by Dan Johnson 11 years ago
I want to adjust the clip's speed in the time line. Page 350 of the manual says I can press and hold down the Option key over the the start or end of the clip. I get the slip tool instead. If I'm on t
Re: Adjusting Clips Speed
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
Try it in the mini timeline (at the bottom of the screen), not the full timeline. Alternatively, go to the properties, timing pane and adjust it there.Best, Jeff G Principal Instructor Future Media Co
orienting particle effects
by Jeffrey Buras 11 years ago
I would like to make a burst, where a particles radiate out from the center of the emitter and are oriented outward. For instance, I would like to have a burst of arrows where all of arrows point away
Re: orienting particle effects
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
I built an Arrow using the drawing tools. Then made it a group. Then when I grouped them, I made them particles. All the arrows faced up. I then put the Behavior simulation align to motion. I changed
problem exporting
by Ray Lombardi 11 years ago
I'm having a problem exporting a motion project. I created an animation and imported it (as a mov file) and then overlayed that with a .png file. The project plays correctly and everything is visible;
Re: problem exporting
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
Could you by any chance be choosing Export selection Is the project (not render) fully visible in FCP Best, Jeff GBest, Jeff G Principal Instructor Future Media Concepts FMCTraining.com Editorsretreat
Motion Master Template / Behaviour advice needed
by Peter Brown 11 years ago
Hi all, I'm trying to set up a 'name plate' master template in M3 for FCP6. The brand styling requires that we have the first name in bold and the second name in medium - the names change on each titl
Re: Motion Master Template / Behaviour advice needed
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
I think I get what you're trying to do... Horizontally, you'd like text block 2 to be on the edge of text block 1. I played for about 20 min on trying a combination of attractors + repellers to get it
Motion - exporting QT - jerky graphics!!
by Lee Devine 11 years ago
Hi When i export QT from Motion 3 (using best render settings etc) and preview in QT player the graphics look great. BUT when i import it into FCP they appear jerky and really clunky when there is mov
Re: Motion - exporting QT - jerky graphics!!
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
Two things.... First, don't render in color (although you can, it may not be necessary.) The workflow is to drop the project directly into FCP. Render there - and look at your materials on your broadc
HELP please Animated flag
by tony slater 11 years ago
Hi all, I am trying to animate a flag in motion 3. I have done this before but deleted the project file along the way. if anyone has any tutorials or advice it would be great. thanks
Re: HELP please Animated flag
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
Zaxwerks makes a 3d flag plugin.. Best, Jeff G Principal Instructor Future Media Concepts FMCTraining.com Editorsretreat.com
OS X 10.5.2
by Jeff Carpenter 11 years ago
OS X 10.5.2 is now in your software update. (Feb. 11, 2008) More info: http: docs.info.apple.com article.html artnum=307109 As usual, I suggest waiting a few days to update if you only have one system
Re: OS X 10.5.2
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
You could also try Name ManglerBest, Jeff G Principal Instructor Future Media Concepts FMCTraining.com Editorsretreat.com
I realy dont know what to do
by Matty Zagoni 11 years ago
I have this problam for a very long time. I work on a project in the media composer and after a few minits i cant play the video, i can continue my work without playing the video. the only thing that
Re: I realy dont know what to do
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
Have you tried an uninstall reinstall Best, Jeff G Principal Instructor Future Media Concepts FMCTraining.com Editorsretreat.com
File format problem .m4v
by Set Apart 11 years ago
Hey guys, I need to use .M4A & .M4V video and audio files in AVID. Has anyone figured out how to import these files and acutually use them to edit with. Especially the video files. Has anyone else had
Re: File format problem .m4v
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
You have to transcode them into an editing codec (vs. mp4 which is a distribution codec). I'd suggest downloading mpeg streamclip (free, open source, cross platform) and transcoding your video into DV
looking for vid in bins
by beth kidwell 11 years ago
theres got to be a way to do this and since im new to avid i must just be missing it somewhere in the manuals...i need to find a piece of video that is somewhere in my many bins - is there a simple wa
Re: looking for vid in bins
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
Beth, If you're looking to look find video across your project, the easiest way is to open the Media tool. Search all drives, this project, master clips. You can 'find' by name and have every single c
Embedding subtitles into video
by jane mayers 11 years ago
Hello, I finished editing a short student film using Avid Xpress. A friend of mine wrote hearing impaired subtitles and carefully synchronized them. The subtitles are in SRT format, which I can easily
Re: Embedding subtitles into video
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
No idea, since I've never used virtualdub. But I will say you can encode a dvd to 'force' the subtitle streams to be visible.Best, Jeff G Principal Instructor Future Media Concepts FMCTraining.com Edi
Compressor Issues
by Eric Nichols 11 years ago
Hi Everyone, So I use compressor quite often but recently its started opening without any windows...which isn't a problem because I can just go to the window tab and get most back...except the main wi
Re: Compressor Issues- trash prefs a no go
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
Whoa. You're running leopard Which version of the proapps Best, Jeff G Principal Instructor Future Media Concepts FMCTraining.com Editorsretreat.com
Keying people wearing galasses
by ryan lloyd 11 years ago
Hi all just wondering if anyone can help. I have unwisely filmed someone against a green screen using chromatte who was wearing glasses. I am now keying the footage in Final Cut Pro and am having prob
Re: Keying people wearing galasses
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
You might want to consider a better keyer than the built in one. Try DVMatte from DV Garage.Best, Jeff G Principal Instructor Future Media Concepts FMCTraining.com Editorsretreat.com
Is it possible
by Margus Voll 11 years ago
Hi. I wonder if i could import some data from XML etc to motion template. My idea is to make some weather report matrioal in motion which news editor will import to Final Cut and output to tape. My id
Re: Is it possible
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
I'd take a look at the noise industry plugins (and see if they could write something for you.) Rather than XML, it's able to pull stuff off the web (via RSS feeds.)Best, Jeff G Principal Instructor Fu
open PC Quicktime file on mac
by Julian Sixx 11 years ago
hi i've got a bunch of Quicktime files on my Pc that i'd like to use on the mac as well. i burnt the files and tried to open them on the mac but quicktime only gives me an E A error. any hints mac and
Re: open PC Quicktime file on mac
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
Which Codec A number of the apple codecs are not avaiable in QT for windows.Best, Jeff G Principal Instructor Future Media Concepts FMCTraining.com Editorsretreat.com
Converting Quicktime codecs?
by Jason Tessmer 11 years ago
I looking for a way to convert some old quicktime movies. It was exported off a Avid Media Composer 7.2 way back then. The MC was on MAC running OS 8, to give you some idea of how old these are. I hav
Re: Converting Quicktime codecs?
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
You're going to either have to get to an OS9 machine (to be able to use the avid codecs, or if you can get to a current avid (I think you have to have an adrenaline to read ABVB material.)Best, Jeff G
Boot Camp vs Parallel vs a PC
by Martin Sterling 11 years ago
I have heard of a lot people having problems with Parallel especially while running high end programs in background. I've experienced problems without running background programs. Is this common with
Re: Boot Camp vs Parallel vs a PC
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
"especially while running high end programs in background." Which high end programs How much Ram What kind of Mac Best, Jeff G Principal Instructor Future Media Concepts FMCTraining.com Editorsretreat
chapter markers and dvd studio pro
by Gail Mooney 11 years ago
I am having trouble with my "play" button getting the dvd to play all the way through. Even though the jump back is "not set" and the "play" button targets my entire track - it keeps jumping back to t
Re: chapter markers and dvd studio pro
by Jeff Greenberg 11 years ago
Ken stone has a decent link about stories inside of DVDSP here.Best, Jeff G Principal Instructor Future Media Concepts FMCTraining.com Editorsretreat.com
What to do to make Motion 3 work properly????
by Flavio G. GarcĂ­a 12 years ago
Hello everyone; this is what I
Re: What to do to make Motion 3 work properly????
by Jeff Greenberg 12 years ago
Flavio, There is something definitely wrong with your system. I'm not sure what it is. It's ashame you don't have access to a second system (someone elses.) You're having a number of problems that man
Archiving spots with Cleaner or Episode
by Bryon Middleton 12 years ago
Does anyone have any insight into proper settings to use for archiving media 100 edited spots as quicktimes using Cleaner or Episode I back up all my projects and media externally, but sometimes it wo
Re: Archiving spots with Cleaner or Episode
by Jeff Greenberg 12 years ago
Well, if you have the Media 100 codec installed, you could compress the files as h.265 (in either cleaner or compressor) and get fantastic looking fairly small files. But I wouldn't edit with them. I'
Compressor - No CBR for DVCPro HD to MPEG2 720p
by Jack Updyke 12 years ago
I have been trying for days to fiqure out how to do a Constant Bit Rate compression of DVCPro HD footage to 720p MPEG 2. Compressor only allows VBR in this catagory. I have five programs of the same l
Re: Compressor - No CBR for DVCPro HD to MPEG2 720p
by Jeff Greenberg 12 years ago
Dammit, Jack, you're dead right. I only tried NTSC. I will tell you I fired up Squeeze and Episode and both allowed me to do so in HD.Best, Jeff G Principal Instructor Future Media Concepts FMCTrainin
Trivial question that I dare not experiment with
by Alan Lacey 12 years ago
What's likely to happen if I connect a FAT32 formatted external HDD to a mac by firewire and simultaneously to a PClaptop via USB Alan
Re: Trivial question that I dare not experiment with
by Jeff Greenberg 12 years ago
Realistically, you'll cause a confusion along the USB bus. Probably the first machine will 'own' the drive. Why not set up sharing on the MAC or PC Best, Jeff G Principal Instructor Future Media Conce
System rebuilding issue
by paolo mugnaini 12 years ago
Hi, I have a G5 I had to re install and erase my HD cause I had issues, now that i am rebuilding the system it won't let me install FCS, I get to the DVDP disc and it says Installation failed.... I tr
Re: System rebuilding issue
by Jeff Greenberg 12 years ago
Try making an image of all the FCS DVDs to your machine - there may be an error on the DVDSP materials (an it would need replacing.) Alternatively, do a custom install of everything BUT DVSP.Best, Jef
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