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May 13th 2005
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Using FCPX and creating and Audio Description track
by Jeff Heck 2 years ago
Hi all. I do a lot of video for the blind and we add in audio description (AD) tracks that describe for the blind or those with trouble seeing exactly what's happening on screen. When we do these for
Re: Using FCPX and creating and Audio Description track
by Jeff Heck 2 years ago
Final update. Sorenson squeeze 11 will take my multi tracked MOV file and create a multitrack MP4 file. Really, really easy. Thanks to those who helped out! Jeff Heck NaJor Productions Indianapolis
Questioning my sanity
by Jeff Heck 6 years ago
Hi all. Here's my quandary. I use a Panasonic HPX-370 camera and use the AVC Intra codec for filming. Shot in 720p. I am using FCP 7 and I did the log and transfer of the images into the FCP bin. I th
Re: Questioning my sanity
by Jeff Heck 6 years ago
Thanks! Jeff Heck NaJor Productions Indianapolis
Advice on editing a multiple format program
by Jeff Heck 7 years ago
Hi all. I typically create educational and corporate programs using only one camera. I was recently involved in a multi camera shoot and the client wants me to edit the final piece. Here's my dilemma.
Re: Advice on editing a multiple format program
by Jeff Heck 7 years ago
Thanks! That's what I though would be the best bet, but I always like to get some type of confirmation. Jeff Heck NaJor Productions Indianapolis
Question on a project, kind of a hmmm, what to do
by Jeff Heck 8 years ago
Hi. I hope I can ask this question here. First off, before I record anything I always get a release signed and a contract. Of course, in this instance, there's nothing in place because it was done for
Re: Question on a project, kind of a hmmm, what to do
by Mark Suszko 8 years ago
Did you get paid to do the recording That's your only issue. IF you're asking, is it ethical to steal this guy's idea in some way or bill more just becasue your recording led to someone else makinga l
Jeff Heck 8 years ago
Hey Craig. Here's a link to what the footage out of the tricaster looks like. I think it looks terrible. This is new territory for me. 99.9% of what I do is scripted, shot in HD, and then downconverted. It looks great.

I'm filling in with this group to edit while their main editor recovers from a crash. I would like to see the tricaster and how they capture footage. I'm not used to working with this poor of quality video. They tell me this is how it always looks. Thanks for your help. The info on the original MOV file is:

640 x 480
Codecs: Integer (little endian) DV/DVCPRO - NTSC

Channel count 2

Total bit rate 30,307

Here's the link to the footage, it's very short.

http://vimeo.com/29108308

Thanks again.
HPX370 or JVC GY HM790
by Tawfiq Rahman 8 years ago
Hi! Can anyone suggest me which camera I should go with Primary editing will be on FCP, so file compatibility is an issue. The other issue is CMOS OR CCD. Both of them support studio configuration. I
Re: HPX370 or JVC GY HM790
by Jeff Heck 8 years ago
I had the JVC 700U, predecessor to the 790. I know own the Panasonic 370, traded the JVC in towards the 370 purchase. I am MUCH happier with the 370. Image is cleaner, you get a variety of different l
AVC Intra and Chroma Key Tip, maybe!
by Jeff Heck 8 years ago
Hi. I just shot footage with my Panasonic HPX-370 on a clean green screen. Typically when I use FCP I insert either a 4:1:1 or 4:2:2 color smoothing filter, then do the chroma key, and use either a gr
Re: AVC Intra and Chroma Key Tip, maybe!
by Jeff Heck 8 years ago
Thanks Rafael! Makes perfect sense. Don't do a ton of chroma keying and relied on the settings of a friend. Jeff Heck NaJor Productions Indianapolis
GY-HM 700 recording to SD card and upload
by Michael Lavis 9 years ago
I am looking at getting a new camera for our department and am really interested in this camera. I have never worked on card before and i have a query. What is the best way to upload the footage in th
Re: GY-HM 700 recording to SD card and upload
by Jeff Heck 9 years ago
Hey Mike. The workflow is easy. I shoot to the SDHC card and it wraps it in mov format for use with FCP. I am using Transcend SDHC Cards. These work with the camera and are quite affordable. You can p
Audio problem JVC GY-700 more info
by Jeff Heck 9 years ago
Earlier I posted I was having sound issues with my GY-700. I sent the camera in to JVC for a look, here's what happened. I got a call from them. They had to replace the rear or main cooling fan due to
Re: Audio problem JVC GY-700 more info
by Jeff Heck 9 years ago
Another person wrote me and they have told me that the US JVC center in California thinks it calls for a new isolator ground to be added to the audio system and optical block to prevent voltage from g
Updgrading firmware on jvc hm 700
by bennie van den Bosch 9 years ago
Hi there good forum members of creative cow, I have a question, i want to upgrade my firmware in my hm700 so that i can record on to .mp4 files so the client can edit it in avid. I have never update f
Re: Updgrading firmware on jvc hm 700
by Jeff Heck 9 years ago
I just did this a month or so ago. First, here's the link to the JVC site http: support.jvc.com pro firmwareupgrade versionentry.jsp modelId=35 Enter the info. You'll then download the files to your c
Audio noise with JVC GY-700 camera
by Jeff Heck 9 years ago
Hi all. Just had this issue start. With no mics attached, nothing, I'm getting a hiss background noise when I plug headphones into the camera. It almost sounds like an energy type of interference, if
Re: Audio noise with JVC GY-700 camera
by Jeff Heck 9 years ago
Yep, gotta do that. I was hoping there was maybe a firmware issue or something easy that might work. Of course dreams don't come true! Thanks, it's off to CA for a fix. Jeff Heck NaJor Productions Ind
Audio Noise
by Marjo Parascandalo 9 years ago
I have a JVC GY HD700E. I am having problems when I connect cordless microphones to the audio channel. Whenever I connect a cordless mike, even if it is turned off I would hear a hum (soft noise) whic
Re: Audio Noise
by Jeff Heck 9 years ago
Having a similar issue here, but the noise is there with no mics attached, just headphones. Not sure what's going on. Jeff Heck NaJor Productions Indianapolis
Test
by Jeff Heck 9 years ago

Final Cut Pro 7/Final Cut Studio 3 worth it?
by Jeff Heck 9 years ago
Hi All. I am on FCP 6 and Studio 2. Looking to upgrade to FCP 7 and Studio 3. Reviews Is it significantly better than FCP 6 Thanks for any advice.
Re: Final Cut Pro 7/Final Cut Studio 3 worth it?
by Jeff Heck 9 years ago
wow, upgrade in the middle and it was fine that says a lot! one thing i noticed too is that motion 4 will import rtf files. thanks for the input! Jeff Heck NaJor Productions Indianapolis
Sending chroma key from FCP to virtual set in Motion
by Jeff Heck 9 years ago
Hi all. I saw a very good tutorial on creating virtual sets in Apple Motion. The last part of the tutorial was dropping in the talent that was created on a green screen. However they did not say which
Re: Sending chroma key from FCP to virtual set in Motion
by Rafael Amador 9 years ago
Hi Jeff, Do the CK in Motion. rafael www.nagavideo.com
Would you buy your GY-HM700 again?
by Lou Caputo 10 years ago
My company is moving from HDV to HD and we're looking at several cameras, including the Panasonic HVX200A and the JVC GY-HM700. I love the workflow of the 700, the form factor and the lenses. I might
Re: Would you buy your GY-HM700 again?
by Jeff Heck 10 years ago
Yes, I would buy it again. Workflow is great. I too wish SD was a more viable option, but that's about the only drawback I really have. It's a workhorse with great images. Easy to set up, save a ton w
Need shooters Detroit, Dallas, Chicago, Milwaulkee
by Jeff Heck 12 years ago
Hi, I need folks to tape big Christmas displays in the following towns areas: Milwaulkee Waukeshaw Detroit Rochester Chicago Rosemont Dallas Grand Prarie Basically these are huge lighting displays tha
Kona LH in FCP 4.5
by Peter Pilafian 14 years ago
Just got our Kona LH. The AJA manual says we must have FCP 5 installed before installing the LH. Is this really true Will the LH work OK with FCP 4.5 Is it just a matter of not having a few extra feat
Re: Kona LH in FCP 4.5
by Jeff Heck 14 years ago
My understanding is that the Kona LH was designed specifically for OS X and FCP version 5. The folks at B&H and AJA told me so. You may want to check with AJA to confirm.
Kona LH problems, any advice?
by Jeff Heck 14 years ago
Hello all, I'm coming component out of my Sony DSR 45 deck into the Kona LH via KL box. I have a Mac G5, Dual 2.7, 4 gig RAM, and 1 Terabyt using Apple X-Serve. Here's what's going on. I have a Shuttl
Re: Kona LH problems, any advice?
by Jeff Heck 14 years ago
Thanks Rick. I have someone looking into the items you suggested. I haven't tried digitizing to a local disk. I will do so tomorrow to see if I have a similar problem
For AJA sales or advice from experts
by Jeff Heck 14 years ago
OK, I'm not sure which AJA product to go with and I'm looking for advice. My set up is the following. I am coming from Avid and now own a Mac G5 with dual 2.7 processors, 4.5 RAM, and the X-serve conn
Can I use the existing firewire port?
by Jeff Heck 14 years ago
Can I just use the existing firewire port I would not have the DSR 45 hooked up via firewire, just the Aja.
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