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Jeff Jeffares

Spanning over 40 years as a Director, Technical Director, and Cameraman, I have been a Non-linear Editor for 15 years. Mostly I direct live multi-camera events, but I love the power and speed of the Final Cut Pro.
Member Since:
January 1st 1970
130 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Atlanta, Georgia USA
Multi-Clip Choking
by Jeff Jeffares 7 years ago
I'm editing a 16 cam angle music video and it is choking my iMac. The video was shot with a combination of 2 Canon 5ds, a Sony HDV and a GoPro. We have re-encoded the files into Apple Pro Res (normal-
Re: Multi-Clip Choking
by Jeff Jeffares 7 years ago
Thanks for the quick response David. I am about to upgrade to the Thunderbolt iMac & a Pegasus drive. Will this solve the problem
QuickTimes not working in Quick Look
by Jeff Jeffares 8 years ago
Since I upgraded to Lion I am having issues with viewing QTs using Quick Looks. This is a feature that I use everyday in my line of work. If the file is an .m4v or is H.264 Quick Looks works fine and
Re: QuickTimes not working in Quick Look
by Steve Modica 8 years ago
If you can create a new quicktime file and it works with Quick Looks, then it could be an extended attributes issue. We use xattr to view the attributes of working file and broken files and we can usu
Cow's Web Videos
by Jeff Jeffares 8 years ago
I absolutely love the video streaming Cow is using for its tutorials. Can you tell me what type and size video compression you are using, H.264, 1280x720 Also who does your streaming We are currently
Re: Cow's Web Videos
by Abraham Chaffin 8 years ago
Hello Jeff, Thank you for the compliment. The system has taken a few years getting it to the point it is at now and we like the result of the hard work. Unfortunately I can't go into too much detail i
How many downloads?
by Rob Fourchalk 8 years ago
What's the limited amount of downloads available with the purchase of FCP X
Re: How many downloads?
by Jeff Jeffares 8 years ago
Quick question Jerry. I downloaded X with no problems to my new iMac, but I have an older MacBook Pro that has a 32-bit Intel Core Duo processor. Will FCP X not run on this Mac Or will it run with lim
MultiClip Clip Order
by Jeff Jeffares 10 years ago
This is only my second attempt at a MultiClip Edit. I did a 3 camera edit once before with great results. I am now editing a music video with 13 different shots. I have done a lot of planning to have
Re: MultiClip Clip Order
by Jeff Jeffares 10 years ago
Got the answer from Tom Wolsky... Assign the Angle numbers in the Angle column in the browser before you make the multiclip. Thanks Tom!
Motion DVD Tutorial
by Jeff Jeffares 10 years ago
Just bought the new DVD tutorial for Motion by Stephen Smith called "Moving with Motion." Maybe I should be asking Steve these questions, but since I don't know how to contact him I thought you guys m
Re: Motion DVD Tutorial
by Jeff Jeffares 10 years ago
That took care of it! Thanks Stephen, I am looking forward to the DVD and this will certainly help. Jeff
Windows Media Files
by Jeff Jeffares 10 years ago
Due to some clients that need .wmv files I have been exporting my DVCPro 720p files thru FCP in the .wmv format that is small enough in file size to send them movies for approval viewing thru You Send
Re: Windows Media Files
by Greg Ondera 10 years ago
Corruptions! I have run into this many times and I fully agree with you on wmv files. They can sometimes work and most often they are awful. I suggest making a tape of the program and re-batching the
Reference Movie
by Jeff Jeffares 10 years ago
Hi Guys! I used to use FCP Reference Movies all the time to knock out a quick copy of a timeline that I would not have to use again, like a Timecode Burn DVD to show a client. I was not concerned abou
Re: Reference Movie
by Jeff Jeffares 10 years ago
Thanks Tom, I only plan to use them for quick approvals from the client and would never use them for any final work. I appreciate all of your help, Jeff
Capture Problems
by Jeff Jeffares 11 years ago
Having capture problems using AJA Kona & DVD Pro 50. After I capture a clip, the clip does not show up in the browser. It is on the drive, but is not complete (small file size) and will not open in FC
Re: Capture Problems
by Jeff Jeffares 11 years ago
Thanks for the response Jerry, I was by myself in the office yesterday & needed some quick advice. We have narrowed it down to our 9TB G-RAID that we have on a 1G ethernet. Have moved to a local drive
External drives
by Jeff Jeffares 13 years ago
What is the best way to put your Motion files onto an external drive I have tried using an alias like I do with my LiveType SoundTrack DVD Studio Pro files, but I have not had any luck. Thanks for you
Re: External drives
by Noah Kadner 13 years ago
Copy them... Aliases are not good to use with external drives. Noah
AVID free download on a MAC that has FCP on it
by Rob Maloney 14 years ago
Hi Folks, Anybody have both AVID and FCP on a laptop I have a G4 Laptop that had FCP on it and I need to download and run the free version of DV to get familiar with. Any tips Thanks! Rob M."If your w
Re: AVID free download on a MAC that has FCP on it
by Jeff Jeffares 14 years ago
I have both FCP 4.5 and Xpress Pro on my G4 w no problems. You can also bring in LiveType QuickTimes into Avid! Very Cool! JJ
FCP not accepting Motion Project
by Jeff Jeffares 14 years ago
Working on my tutorial for Motion. When I finished FCP will not allow me to import the project. I have tried the standard import and also dragging the project icon from Motion directly into FCP like y
Re: FCP not accepting Motion Project
by Jeff Jeffares 14 years ago
FCP 5 and Motion 2
Motion won't start
by renegade9 14 years ago
Motion won't get passed the project setting screen on start up. I've tried trashing the prefs and re-installing Motion. No luck. I have a Quad G5 with an nVidia Quadro FX 4500 and 6.5 gigs of RAM. I e
Re: Motion won't start
by Jeff Jeffares 14 years ago
Having the same problem. When I pull up a tutorial that I am working on all the featues appear, so I don't know if reinstalling is the answer. The problems appear when I try to open a new project, alt
Motion Sickness 2
by Jeff Jeffares 14 years ago
I have the G5 Quad w 4.5G RAM and Motion 2. When I installed the first day everything came up fine. On the second day I started having the problems of not being able to make a new project, open a temp
Re: Motion Sickness 2
by Jeff Jeffares 14 years ago
When I pull up a tutorial that I am working on all the featues appear, so I don't know if reinstalling is the answer. The problems appear when I try to open a new project, although the preferences are
Two Problems with Xpress DV
by Jeff Jeffares 14 years ago
I am having 2 problems with a newly installed Xpress DV at one of my freelance jobs. 1) The freeze function is grayed out and will not work. 2) Any time I try to play back something in either the sour
Re: Two Problems with Xpress DV
by Jeff Jeffares 14 years ago
Thanks guys! Both problems are now taken care of. Happy Holidays! Jeff
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