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Jesus Ali

Multimedia Artist and Tech
Member Since:
May 12th 2008
78 Posts
Location:
Milwaukee, WI
What is your job title?
by Marvin Holdman 9 years ago
As our industry changes rapidly, we are having to come up with new job descriptions to describe what we do. I realize that in it's purest form, we are "database managers", but think there is more too
Re: What is your job title?
by Jesus Ali 9 years ago
Yeah, but it\'ll make a great license plate! ;)
Error: Out of Memory.... HELP!
by Bill Russell 12 years ago
I am now a danger to myself and others. I am unshaven, dirty and sleep deprived thanks to sleeping on the edit room love seat last night. I am two days behind on delivery. I am currently hating Final
Re: Error: Out of Memory
by Jesus Ali 9 years ago
Hello Tom. Well. If you're outputting to Stand Definition DVD, you could be saving yourself a lot of processing time by simply EDITING in Standard Definition! :) Make a new FCP project and under the F
Dolby E
by Devan Lourens 9 years ago
I need to get the Dolby E file decoded and encoded back to Dolby Digital 5.1 from an HDCAM tape. I've got the DP572 Dolby E decoder box and the DP569 encoder box. I'm using FCP 6.0.6 and a Black-Magic
Re: Dolby E
by Jesus Ali 9 years ago
I've heard that Black-Magic has very helpful people on the phone. You should give them a call. They might be able to get you a different breakout cable. Also, I think they have a Black-Magic forum her
Editing iphone 4 video in FCP for use in Wordpress
by Jim Cutler 9 years ago
I had no problem ingesting iphone 3 video into FCP for editing. I would set the sequence to NTSC 48K, drop the iphone 3gs video on the timeline and say to conforming. Then I'd render which converted i
Re: Editing iphone 4 video in FCP for use in Wordpress
by Jesus Ali 9 years ago
You may be right, Pat. I just did some Googling and I find it posts going either way. Many demonstrate my understanding that "ProRes422" 8-bit and "ProRes422 (HQ)" is 10-bit, however, I did see a post
Not enough Space on 1TB Drive?
by Mark Dannunzio 9 years ago
Hello, this may be a quick fix. We hooked up a 1TB external drive to our Mac Pro. After FCP captures about 2GB of footage, it aborts and says there is not enough disc space on the 1TB external drive!
Re: Not enough Space on 1TB Drive?
by Jesus Ali 9 years ago
In addition to the "Minimum Allowable Free SPace on Scratch Disc", in the FCP User Prefs, there is a section where you can set a limit to the size time of newly captured clips. Double check this. * *
Blu-ray Headache
by jimmy joe roche 9 years ago
Hey guys, So I've been reading a lot on this forum and on the compression Forum trying to figure out a sturdy work flow for the Blu-ray hardware and software I have. Here at my lab we have a Lacie D-2
Re: Blu-ray Headache
by Jesus Ali 9 years ago
I agree with the other responses. Get a copy of Roxio Toast 9, 10 or higher and the Roxio Blu-Ray Plug-in. (I believe that the Blu-Ray Consortium requires an extra charge for Blu-Ray authoring {reason
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Importing Animation Codec
by Brian Barnes 9 years ago
Hi everyone, I am currently trying to import an animation done in Flash to my Final Cut file. Unfortunately, I haven't had experience editing animations before so I need a little help with the sequenc
Re: Importing Animation Codec
by Jesus Ali 9 years ago
The issue is PRECISELY because your computer cannot read the file fast enough. The Animation Codec is HUGE!!! It is basically 4:4:4, totally uncompressed footage. Your laptop harddrive literally canno
Quick Question: Does FCP 6 work well with Tiger (OS X 10.4.9)?
by Chris Guevarra 9 years ago
Hey Cows, Quick question: We're looking to upgrade from FCP 5.1.4 to FCP 6 on Mac OS X 10.4.9. Has anyone done this and how did the transition go Are there any known problems in upgrading to FCP 6 whi
Re: Quick Question: Does FCP 6 work well with Tiger (OS X 10.4.9)?
by Jesus Ali 9 years ago
I believe FCP 6 was originally released on Mac OS 10.4 so that should be no problem at all. Are you certain you're not thinking about FCP 7 (the latest. FCStudio 2009, i.e. 3) I believe that FCP 7 is
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Intermediate CODEC Workflow
by Dale Paquette 10 years ago
I have read a bazillion posts on this general topic, I apologize for rehashing a bit. The consensus seems to be that doing effects work on mpeg2 is undesirable at best due to its inter frame compressi
Re: Intermediate CODEC Workflow
by Jesus Ali 10 years ago
If you were working on the Mac and Final Cut Pro, you could Transcode the HDV footage into Apple Intermediate Codec or (preferably) into Apple ProRes 422, or even ProRes 422 HQ (10-bit). Yes, you don'
Track a Layer and Its Mask?
by Jesus Ali 10 years ago
Hey Everyone, I am an old hand at FCP, but am trying some new stuff in AE CS3 and as a noob, I'm running into constant problems. :) Hopefully some of you can help me with this first particular problem
Re: Track a Layer and Its Mask?
by Jesus Ali 10 years ago
Hey Simon, I think it will work. I don't have the files here right now, but thanks for the tip. I actually tried to use an Adjustment Layer before I asked for help here, but I am such a noob, that I d
IO HD Hard Drive Question
by Shaun Gish 10 years ago
I just purchased an IO HD and I'm curious about the first project I'm going to work on. I will have a couple of different sources: - P2 in AVCI100 that will be pulled off of the cards and transcoded t
Re: IO HD Hard Drive Question
by Jesus Ali 10 years ago
Right now I am working on a project where I've got 4 tracks of ProResHQ (1080P 23.976) in FCP 6.0.5 on a dualcore 2.0ghz 17" MacBook Pro. Each track of ProRes looks to have around a 17mb s data rate.
Can IoHD help Original XL-H1 produce 24F FCP Workflow?
by Jesus Ali 10 years ago
Hey Everyone; apologies for cross posting this in the Canon forum, but the solutions may be tied together... I know this has been an issue for a while, but now that some dust has settled I expect it h
Re: Can IoHD help Original XL-H1 produce 24F FCP Workflow?
by Jesus Ali 10 years ago
That's a great tip that never occurred to me! Thank you, Will! I've been using the custom Easy Setups to capture the HDV tape directly into ProRes HQ, but I have been curious about whether or not I co
What is the Official XL-H1 24F FCP Workflow?
by Jesus Ali 10 years ago
Hey Everyone, I know this has been an issue for a while, but now that some dust has settled I expect it has been worked out, however my Googling can't find any solid answers. I have an original Canon
Re: What is the Official XL-H1 24F FCP Workflow?
by Jesus Ali 10 years ago
Just to confirm, I was dumb confused mislead before I started working on this. :( But NOW I know some stuff for certain. ...er, pretty much. With the 1st Generation Canon XL-H1, if you record 1080 to
Canon camcorders and Imovie
by David Cameron 10 years ago
I need to move into tapeless digital video recording, I prefer Canon. I am editing on iMovie, What cameras will give me problem free importing into iMovie HD - (that's the old interface iMovie) that d
Re: Canon camcorders and Imovie
by Jesus Ali 10 years ago
Check BHPhoto.com, click Camcorders, then on the left column you can click on Canon and narrow down your search to CANON and Flash Memory. I recommend against Hard Drive cameras. If the drive dies, th
Record a Mac Desktop from DVI to HDMI In? - It's Not Working.
by Jesus Ali 10 years ago
I videotaped an event where the speaker demo'ed a website, but the wifi didn't work well and the demo was a failure. Now I'm editing the video of the presentation and thought I could do a proper demo
Re: Record a Mac Desktop from DVI to HDMI In? - It's Not Working.
by Jesus Ali 10 years ago
Thanks for clarifying things for me, guys! I appreciate it! Yeah the most confusing part was that the consumer HDTV would play the Mac's screen. That's what made me assume it was "speaking" a general
Green Screeen
by Robyn Rhodes 10 years ago
I have a client who wants to shoot his own green screen footage, and he's asking me to advise him on green screen and camera set up. He has the tripod. I've figured out the green screen. I was wonderi
Re: Green Screeen
by Jesus Ali 10 years ago
The absolute best keys come from 10-bit footage. 8-bit footage has 256 levels in each RGB channel, 10-bit footage has 1024 levels of gradation in each RGB channel. I pulled some 10-bit Apple ProRes 42
What compression should I use for a DVD movie?
by Stanley Flomin 11 years ago
Hey guys, I've never actually done the compression for an advertisement before, always just handed it off....So I my nice giant 11gig non-compressed quicktime file that I'm supposed to put on a DVD. I
Re: What compression should I use for a DVD movie?
by Jesus Ali 11 years ago
Are you mastering the DVD The final mastering house might want the file in a native format for THEM to compress to MPEG2. You could output it to tape if you have access to an uncompressed format tape
Proper Aspect Ratio for SD to HD Enlargement?
by Jesus Ali 11 years ago
Hello Everyone, I am working with Apple Compressor to scale up many SD files to play on a 720p HDTV and I am confused about which aspect ratio to use in the pixels. Much of the source material was sho
Re: Proper Aspect Ratio for SD to HD Enlargement?
by Jesus Ali 11 years ago
Thanks Daniel. The main part of your answer, "set it to 640 x 480, Square Pixels" is helpful. But I forgot to mention some stuff. The television is used as a Monitor for a Mac Mini, placed behind the
uncompressed 4:2:2 is compressed ?!!??!
by Raimondo Della Calce 11 years ago
I'm doing some tests with Apple Blackmagic codecs using a Blackmagic Intensity Pro card and some clips of a movie rendered in HD from a 3D application. I must say I am not satisfied at all with the "u
Re: uncompressed 4:2:2 is compressed ?!!??!
by Jesus Ali 11 years ago
If you are testing multiple solutions, I would suggest you try out the KONA 3 PCIe card (XENA on the PC side). It can support Dual Link SDI and 4:4:4 color space, including RGB 10-bit, which from my (
Iohd Doesn't Work After Printing out to a DV Camera!!
by Jee Yong Hwang 11 years ago
Hello, everyone. I'm writing this from Seoul, South Korea. I got a problem with my iohd, but seems like there's no many people who's really aware of this io box. My problem is that the iohd just doesn
Re: Iohd Doesn't Work After Printing out to a DV Camera!!
by Jesus Ali 11 years ago
You should just get an additional FW card and route the External Video through Final Cut, choosing between the IoHD or the Additional Firewire bus (connected to the DV camera). http: www.bhphotovideo.
XL H1 Monitoring with a Varizoom VZ-TFT7U?
by Jesus Ali 11 years ago
Hello Everyone, I work at an art school where we are trying to use a Canon XL H1 as a high end studio camera, using a KONA 3 card to capture full hd green screen footage. I wanted to add a monitor to
Re: XL H1 Monitoring with a Varizoom VZ-TFT7U?
by Donald Berube 11 years ago
Yes, it will output SD from the RCA composite connector at the same time it is outputting HD from the SDI port. - Don http: noisybrain.com http: www.bosfcpug.org
Is a Mac Laptop powerful enough to use as your editing machine?
by Kim Huston 11 years ago
I am moving to a large city and feel I need a laptop both for easy of GETTING to the city from where I currently live, and getting around the city for internet, accessibility, etc. Are any of the avai
Re: Is a Mac Laptop powerful enough to use as your editing machine?
by Jesus Ali 11 years ago
The Sony HDR-HC# family of HDV cameras can kick out SD from an HDV recorded tape. You can pull a "casual offline" edit by ingesting the SD footage and when finished editing, automatically recapture ju
Cross Posting "Best Practices"?
by Jesus Ali 11 years ago
Hello Everyone, I am new to the community and have a question about proper cross-posting etiquette. I am trying to decide between getting a AJA Kona 3 card or the AJA IoHD box. Is it acceptable to pos
Re: Cross Posting "Best Practices"?
by Ronald Lindeboom 11 years ago
You will likely get a great response from posting it in the Kona forum and asking there, and see what happens. I'll bet you get your answer. If you don't then try adding it to the IO forum a day or tw
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