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In the production business since 1980. Have owned A/V company since 1980, and am now starting up an IPTV station.

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October 19th 2011
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Looking at cam replacement(s)
by Jim Lillis 3 years ago
Hello, I'm looking to replace some field cams, and was wondering what some of you were using. 1st, I'm small town, small budget (yeah yeah I know typical blah blah) yet as I'm now semi-retired, it's p
Re: Looking at cam replacement(s)
by Jim Lillis 3 years ago
Opps, Forgot to ad in the Sony Vegas Pro editing. If it moves . . . Shoot it!
System for Editing
by Ron Whitaker 3 years ago
I know this topic has been discussed to the Nth degree, but I recently read that HP has an excellent desktop that could be good for video editing. Can anyone back that up And how would it compare to t
Re: System for Editing
by John Rofrano 3 years ago
Ron Whitaker "I know this topic has been discussed to the Nth degree, but I recently read that HP has an excellent desktop that could be good for video editing. Can anyone back that up "HP has some e
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Jim Lillis liked this 3 years ago
Are Sony Vegas skills marketable?
by Rob Cioffi 4 years ago
Is there a market for Sony Vegas Pro editing skills By this I mean is there are there full-time job opportunities for someone who can expertly edit with Sony Vegas at a professional production house.
Re: Are Sony Vegas skills marketable?
by rosh kadri 4 years ago
Hi, i'm afraid you're wrong. I edited two full feature films at 90 minutes each, did the 5.1 surround mix, color correction, titling etc. all in vegas pro. To make things smoother, i edited each scene
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Jim Lillis liked this 4 years ago
Going from a 32 bit to 64 bit OS?
by Jim Lillis 5 years ago
A quick question here. New computer with a 64 bit OS... will my old files and projects from the 32 bit machine still be able to be edited if needed. Sony VP same version, simply installed on the new m
Re: Going from a 32 bit to 64 bit OS?
by Jim Lillis 5 years ago
Using a 9x pro If it moves . . . Shoot it!
Source video at sRGB levels can have illegal luminance levels?
by Rick Anvican 5 years ago
Hi all, If I have this source footage (H264) which used sRGB levels originally, would it be abnormal if there are occasional peaks of luminance that are out of range (e.g. on average for every 30 fram
Re: Source video at sRGB levels can have illegal luminance levels?
by Jim Lillis 5 years ago
Pardon the intrusion here, I know this is an older thread, but for my fyi... Isn't 16 = to 7.5 IRE If it moves . . . Shoot it!
DVD burning going ridiculously bad...
by James Strecker 5 years ago
Hey, guys. You have all been of great help in the past, so I am hoping you can figure out this issue for me... I am simply trying to burn a 38-minute movie I made to a DVD. First, I saw that the DVD w
Re: DVD burning going ridiculously bad...
by Dave Osbun 5 years ago
I have to give a GIANT thumbs up for the assistance that Mike is giving to the OP. To actulky request source footage so he could use his expertise to find the best solution is really something. I rais
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Jim Lillis liked this 5 years ago
Interview clip - color and adjustment
by Søren Sørensen 5 years ago
Dear CC-forum, I have a video-clip and need to adjust the background color and to cut the edges. Link to videoclip: http: reels.creativecow.net film videoclip480 I cannot get chroma keyer to do the tr
Re: Interview clip - color and adjustment
by John Rofrano 5 years ago
Roger Bansemer "Can you explain what a Luma Key is "Luma key does it's keying based on luminance values rather than color (which is what "chroma" key does) so Luma key is perfect for keying out a whi
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Jim Lillis liked this 5 years ago
Vegas Pro 9 and Windows 7/8?
by Diane Wilkins 7 years ago
Will Sony Vegas Pro 9 work on a Windows 7 8 machine Looking to upgrade computer... Thanks for your expertise! Diane www.DianeWilkinsProductions.com Ed*t 6.5 Targa 3K
Re: Vegas Pro 9 and Windows 7/8?
by Jim Lillis 5 years ago
Thanks for the reply John, and I think you're on the money with this. This is where my thoughts have been, to just build out the hardware and go to 64bit. Did you use 9x in 64 bit, and was it stable F
Why are the highlights on Saturday Night Live so overexposed?
by Ben Finkel 6 years ago
I have noticed it the past couple of years, but this past week it really bothered me. I know it's live so they can't color correct it afterwards, but can't they just adjust their cameras to expose pro
Re: Why are the highlights on Saturday Night Live so overexposed?
by Jim Lillis 6 years ago
Theater lighting vs Television lighting. New lighting director If it moves . . . Shoot it!
Jim Lillis 7 years ago
Sony Vegas 9 question:
I can't import an .flv file into the editor. (>?<)

Doesn't Vegas support .flv files?

Thanks
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 Jim Lillis 7 years ago
Not that this is applicable to your camera, but I've heard more audio track hiss' from HD camcorders in the past year than I ever heard with mic cords and the likes on older gear. I'm starting to thin
Botched job?
by Grant Wilber 7 years ago
So I got this gig that I did and it just didn't come out the way I wanted. There were alot more factors involved then I realized and then the client told me and I'll probably just reshoot it with a di
Re: Botched job?
by Jim Lillis 7 years ago
Contract should reflect what your bid on that contract outlined. This would fall under our "Objectives & Goals" section. One of the final paragraphs states unequivocally that any all variances from th
Rate for a multiple day shoot away from home?
by Jean-François Robichaud 7 years ago
So I charge a specific day rate for shooting corporate videos for various production companies (mostly interviews + visuals). The rate includes both my personal fee and the cost for my equipment. A pr
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Jill Roberts liked this 5 years ago
Re: Rate for a multiple day shoot away from home?
by Jim Lillis 7 years ago
Probably the best reply to date. For many years I ran 4 annual trips to the west coast for production, and those trips landed me out of touch for about 1 month at a time. To say the least, my days wer
Cost of Advertising - Production and On Air-Time
by Simon Roughan 7 years ago
Hi Everybody! (Hi Dr. Nick!) I was wondering if you guys in the states have something of a ball park figure Ratio for a customer that wants to produce a TV commercial. We normally work here (Germany)
Re: Cost of Advertising - Production and On Air-Time
by Jim Lillis 7 years ago
After many decades in the production business, I found that by completing the full circle of production air-time buys, I had less %'s to worry about. Produce the commercial with us, buy the air-time w
Audio Ticking noises in H.264 .mov
by Jim Lillis 7 years ago
I have a quick question on some noises I've found sitting in an H.264 .mov file that I recently shot. I picked up a cheap hd camcorder with the simple hopes of picking up some 'b' roll scenes every no
Quick Question about Monitors
by Jim Lillis 8 years ago
I have a question about Monitors that are used in the edit machines you guys gals are using. Maybe it's more of a survey. How many use dual (or more) monitors on their editing computers What size moni
Re: Quick Question about Monitors
by Malcolm Matusky 7 years ago
Do you want to stay 8 bit or go 10 bit Are you color profiling your monitors, are you using only computer monitors or a HDTV broadcast monitor as well It all depends. Most of my work is for the web, s
Quick Chroma Key Question
by Jim Lillis 8 years ago
I'm getting ready for a chroma key shoot and have a quick question. The green screen lighting. Can the green screen lighting be a different color temp than the talent The reason I asked is I may have
Re: Quick Chroma Key Question
by Stephen Mann 8 years ago
Short answer - no. I have a permanent greenscreen wall that is lit with 15 fluorescent fixtures and the talent lights are 500-Watt halogens. Your greenscreen can be any color, but you ideally want a p
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Jim Lillis 8 years ago
Sony 9 pro has a 'preview' monitor on it, doesn't it? I seem to have lost it.
Jim Lillis 8 years ago
Hello all, just a quick note to say hi and look around at the forums.

Shooting since 1980, and we're looking to run up the HD tree for production shortly.

We're Sony Vegas suite based, and a myriad of other components around the place to get orders done. Thanks, happy shooting / editing.
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