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Jim Lawrence

Produced screenwriter (Walt Disney Prods., Warner-Bros. and others), published novelist ("Annie's Angel," "A Killing in Carter County," and "The Surrounding"), independent video producer, university professor (screenwriting, TV production).
Member Since:
December 14th 2003
73 Posts
Location:
Asheville, North Carolina
AVCHD codex in Final Cut Pro
by Jim Lawrence 11 years ago
Does the latest version of FCP support the AVCHD high definition video (e.g., from Panasonic) "Follow your bliss!" -- Joseph Campbell
Re: AVCHD codex in Final Cut Pro
by William Carr 11 years ago
Yes, but some of the newer AVCHD Panasonic cameras are not yet supported. We have the SD9 and those clips will not transfer play in the latest FCS without an updated Quicktime component from Perian.
Stabilizing Stills
by Jim Lawrence 11 years ago
I'm including a series still photos in a sequence where I'm using a 3-D effect cube matt to turn each photo to the next. As the images turn there is a slight shudder or shake at the top and bottom edg
Re: Stabilizing Stills
by Jim Lawrence 11 years ago
I was viewing it on an external TV monitor in my office and it actually looked fine. However, when I look at it on the computer I can see the movement. This was brought to my attention by the client w
Capture problems in FCPHD w/Canon GL2
by Jim Lawrence 12 years ago
We've upgraded all our computers in the department to FCPHD 6.01 and are STILL having problems capturing anything shot with Canons. We keep getting the "dropped time code" message. It was my understan
Re: Capture problems in FCPHD w/Canon GL2
by Alexander Kallas 12 years ago
Try this:- Connect the Canon to your Mac, turn it on, and leave it on whilst re-installing FCP.Cheers Alexander
Capture problems with Canon GL2
by Jim Lawrence 12 years ago
We've upgraded all our computers in the department to FCPHD 6.01 and are STILL having problems capturing anything shot with Canons. We keep getting the "dropped time code" message. It was my understan
iPhoto 6.06 Problems
by Jim Lawrence 12 years ago
Since I installed the latest version of iPhoto, slideshow no longer works. It sticks on the first slide (even though I select all). It also does not allow me to see all my music in iTunes. I can see o
Re: iPhoto 6.06 Problems
by Jim Lawrence 12 years ago
Thanks! That cleared it up."Follow your bliss!" -- Joseph Campbell
FCPHD Capture Problems with Canon GL2
by Jim Lawrence 12 years ago
We're having problems capturing video into FCPHD and even iMovie with the Canon GL2's. Every time we get indications of numerous time code breaks; however, when I pop the exact same tapes into my Pana
Re: FCPHD Capture Problems with Canon GL2
by Jim Lawrence 12 years ago
The tapes were shot on the GL2's for a video production class I teach. This semester has been very frustrating because students will shoot on the GL2's and then have to capture on the one Panasonic th
FCP upgrade
by Jim Lawrence 12 years ago
Is there a download to upgrade from FCP 5.1.1 to FCP 5.1.2 (This is for G5, latest OSX)
Re: FCP upgrade
by walter biscardi 12 years ago
Bret Williams "Just run software update in your computer's system prefs." and if your system is not on the internet, you can download it from the Support section of the Apple website. You'll need you
s reel lock
by Chris Gallaway 13 years ago
Hey folks, My DVX100 has gone into "Auto Off" mode due to an S-Reel lock. I've considered trying to use a set of jewlers' screw drivers to undo the plate holding the tape in and see if I can work it o
Re: s reel lock
by Jim Lawrence 13 years ago
K&M Electronics, Inc. 4744-A N. Royal Atl. Dr. Tucker, GA 30084 770-934-22151 Can repair it. Don't know the cost. They'll get back to you with an estimate within three days after they receive the came
"Cylinder Lock"
by Jim Lawrence 13 years ago
This cropped up on the AGX100p: "Auto Off Cylinder Lock". I'm pretty sure that's a problem with the tape transport. Is there any easy way to fix this (There's no repair facility anywhere near us).
Re: "Cylinder Lock"
by icemanbrad 12 years ago
About how much does having the "auto off cylinder lock" error fixed thanks, Brad
New Problem, this time with iPhoto upgrade
by Jim Lawrence 13 years ago
Not only is iTunes still giving an error message when I close, now the new upgrade to iPhoto crashes every time I try and import a photo from the desktop (or from anywhere else). It works fine importi
iTunes Update Frustrations
by Jim Lawrence 13 years ago
I've loaded both of the latest iTunes update and the same thing happens: everytime I close the program I get the error message: "the program has quit unexpectly." This did not happen until I installed
Re: iTunes Update Frustrations
by Simon Carlson-Thies 13 years ago
Start off with repair permissions... then see what happens... Simon Carlson-Thies, Digital Light Graphics And Animation
Creating True Stereo in FCP
by Jim Lawrence 13 years ago
I just completed a project in which I "accidentally" created some stereo effects on the soundtrack. How can I do that on purpose, separating tracks and creating a real two channel effect
Re: Creating True Stereo in FCP
by Benjamin Howard 11 years ago
Just to follow up, I just tried out offsetting one of two duplicate mono tracks by 10ms and it sounds pretty great (at least comparatively). The depth of the sound is increased significantly although
Dumping foreign language files
by Jim Lawrence 13 years ago
Now that I upgraded to iLife 06 I'd really like to clean out some stuff I don't use. What's the safe way to dump all Japanese, German, etc. "Follow your bliss!" -- Joseph Campbell
Re: Dumping foreign language files
by Chuck Reti 13 years ago
Delocalizer 1.1 Youpi Optimizer 2.0 LanguageStripper 1.0.1 Look 'em up at VersionTracker.com; pick one you like. All are freeware. -- Chuck Reti Video Editor Detroit MI
Have to keep clicking
by Jim Lawrence 14 years ago
This is new: have to keep clicking on View Clip in order to see any clip in the viewer. I've never had to do this before. I used to just double click on the clip in the been and it automatically opene
3D Title download?
by Jim Lawrence 14 years ago
Anyone know where I can download the FCP 3D title plug in Thanks. Jim
Re: 3D Title download?
by Jim Lawrence 14 years ago
I want to add it to 4.5 in my office. When I installed 4.5 on my laptop and found a download site for it, but I've forgotten where it was.
Software Update not working in OSX4
by Jim Lawrence 14 years ago
When software update searches for new software it tells me none is available, when, in fact, I KNOW there is an iPod update that I had yet to download. This concerns me because it seems to indicate th
Re: Software Update not working in OSX4
by Jim Lawrence 14 years ago
I don't know what or where Software update.log is "Follow your bliss!" -- Joseph Campbell
Why upgrade?
by Jim Lawrence 14 years ago
I have a 17" G4 laptop running OSX 3.8. Everything works great (inculding Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, etc.) Is there any real reason to upgrade to the new OSX operating system and risk all the glit
Re: Why upgrade?
by michele princigalli 14 years ago
Yes but that's no match against Window's XP handling of icons and images. You open a folder, and just by clicking once on the icon you get the full screen image. And it's fast! You can browse an illim
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