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John Baldino

Member Since:
February 6th 2010
38 Posts
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LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA
Animation QT Clips being truncated upon import in Motion 4
by John Baldino 8 years ago
So I have a handful of short bumper graphics that I'm trying to import into Motion 4 so I can add transparency. The problem I'm having is that the clips, each between 4-6 seconds or so, are getting tr
Quick way to close all gaps between video?
by MadSkillzMan 13 years ago
hey guys. Quick question. Ive never had to do this because of the quirky ways i work, but someone asked me if it was possible to remove all the gaps between video clips in a timeline, without having t
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John Baldino liked this 9 years ago
Re: Quick way to close all gaps between video?
by John Baldino 9 years ago
Brilliant man, just what I needed. John Baldino Director DP Editor GoboMedia, LLC john@gobomedia.net www.gobomedia.net (under construction) "Philosophy is questioning without answers; religion is answ
New Firmware Update 1.21
by Guy McLoughlin 10 years ago
Panasonic has released a new firmware update that significantly reduces the amount of image noise with the HMC-150, so it's definitely worth updating your camera: Panasonic HMC-150 Firmware 1.21 Downl
Re: New Firmware Update 1.21
by John Baldino 10 years ago
Follow up -- I did the upgrade but I am having trouble finding any literature from panasonic that verifies the noise reduction. Barry Green's DVXuser forum seems to concur that this was not a posted b
archiving solution
by Mark Laslo 10 years ago
Hi All, Sorry if this is a repeat topic, I am sure there are many suggestions and solutions and would appreciate any advice. I am not entirely how to search the forum for the information I am looking
re: archiving solution
by John Baldino 10 years ago
Obviously, the archiving method is largely dependent upon the shooting format. For people using a RED workflow, blu-ray probably doesn't make as much sense because of the size limitations. However, fo
MTS File anomaly
by John Baldino 10 years ago
Hey all, So I encountered my first HMC quirk today. Which isn't too bad, since I've had the camera now for several months. But still, you always hope that you're going to be one of the lucky ones... A
Question about a shotgun mike for HMC150
by William Dedula 10 years ago
Hello All; I have almost figured out everything I need to place my order for our HMC150 and accessories. I just have a few questions about the Shotgun mic which I think I'm going to plan to purchase.
Re: Question about a shotgun mike for HMC150
by John Baldino 10 years ago
Paul I wish I would have read a post like yours a few months back when I bought my HMC-150 and AT897...I like the 897 but as the OP suspects it is a bit long, and its closer to $300 vs $189. Now I'm t
Blu-ray Data disc
by John Baldino 10 years ago
Anyone know if there is a reliable free (for Mac) alternative to Toast Titanium 10 for making archive (ie data) BD-Rs All of the solutions I've found on on the net so far seem to be PC only. Instinct
Re: Blu-ray Data disc
by John Baldino 10 years ago
Ok, thanks Noah. My instincts have been confirmed... Director DP Editor GoboMedia, LLC www.gobomedia.net (under construction) "Philosophy is questioning without answers; religion is answers without qu
Burning Bluray files...
by Aaron Porteous 10 years ago
Here's the problem: I tried burning a bluray for a client using the Final Cut Share option. The files compressed, then the bluray burning failed. Anyway, I have the compressed files. They seemed to co
Re: Burning Bluray files...
by John Baldino 10 years ago
Wow, just stumbled on this thread today. Really saved me some time knowing how to access Create Disc again after already encoding to blu-ray files from FCP 7. Very handy tip indeed. Thanks! Director D
Thinking about buying a HMC150
by William Dedula 10 years ago
Hello All; I am interested in purchasing a HMC150 but have a few questions before I do. This seems to be a very popular camera that is highly rated at a good price (For HD). I really want a Camcorder
Re: Thinking about buying a HMC150
by John Baldino 10 years ago
Tim - If you're comparing SDHC vs P2 acquisition, a better way to talk about the differences would be to talk about the compression used...in this case AVCHD vs DVCProHD or DVCPro 100. AVCHD has a muc
Adding firmware update to Panasonic AG-HMC150
by Michael Dunlop 10 years ago
I've been told I need to update my firmware to be able to record on class 10 SDHC cards. How do I do that Website from manual doesn't exist.
Re: Adding firmware update to Panasonic AG-HMC150
by John Baldino 10 years ago
Do 150s shipped in 2010 already have the latest firmware (ie can they read class 10 sdhc cards out of the box ) I've been using Class 6 with no trouble but it would be nice to know if I could switch t
any small town guys out there?
by Richard Miller 10 years ago
I live in a town of 18,000. a county population of 80,000. My town is the largest in the area. Is anyone making a living in shall we say rural America, or is the industry stuck in the metro areas with
Re: any small town guys out there?
by John Baldino 10 years ago
I agree with what's been said here... very encouraging stuff! Director DP Editor GoboMedia, LLC www.gobomedia.net (under construction) "Philosophy is questioning without answers; religion is answers w
Think this is a good tripod setup for an HMC150?
by Noam Osband 10 years ago
Im thinking of combining Manfrotto 190CXPRO3 legs (http: www.bhphotovideo.com c produc...r.html#reviews) with a Manfrotto 503HDV head (http: www.bhphotovideo.com c produc...html#reviews) Do people thi
Re: Think this is a good tripod setup for an HMC150?
by John Baldino 10 years ago
I too got the Libec, same legs and head and everything. I heartily recommend. Pans are very smooth with very little if no driftback, which is much better than on the Manfrottos, by most accounts I've
HMC-150 not for commercial use?
by Jon Smyth 10 years ago
I recently purchased an HMC-150 to try out. If I liked it, I intended to get a second one for two camera shoots of video events. When I started reading the owners manuel this jumped out at me: This pr
Re: HMC-150 not for commercial use?
by John Baldino 10 years ago
Jon, This is really interesting because I literally JUST came across this article from a facebook friend of mine: http: news.cnet.com 8301-30685_3-20000101-264.html The issue you've pointed out and th
rec's for stabilizer system
by John Baldino 10 years ago
Any thoughts welcomed: I have an HMC-150, am looking into stabilizers. The Glidecam 4000 is rated at 4-10 lbs, but the camera is slightly less than 4lbs. Maybe 3 1 2 I think I don't plan on being able
Re: rec's for stabilizer system
by John Baldino 10 years ago
Thanks Jonathan - I think you're right, I shouldn't be too worried about the weight because I can add washers and the like to make up for the somewhat negligible deficit. So while I still have my eyes
burning blu-ray. PPC, OSX 10.4.11, FCP 6. how would i go about it?
by andrew maclaurin 10 years ago
hi, i have a PPC Mac G5 running osx 10.4.11, using FCP 6. i have started shooting images on a canon 7D and editing in FCP with no problems after converting to ProRes. until now i've been exporting Mov
Re: burning blu-ray. PPC, OSX 10.4.11, FCP 6. how would i go about it?
by John Baldino 10 years ago
Chris is correct...you can burn a blu-ray with Roxio Toast. However you won't be able to play it back on your mac. Another workflow is using compressor Adobe Encore CS4. It is more time consuming and
Paint stroke / ink bleed effect speed
by John Baldino 10 years ago
Hi guys, Does anyone know if you can change the speed parameter for the animated brush stroke effect that Stephen Smith talks about in his "painting with motion" tutorial I want to use the effect as a
Re: Paint stroke / ink bleed effect speed
by John Baldino 10 years ago
Awesome. That's it. That was so easy I should have been able to figure it out...but alas. The learning curve, as it were. Thanks for the quick & helpful response guys. Much appreciated.
Installing Pioneer-bdr205 on a Mac Pro
by alec gitelman 10 years ago
Hi, Can't find the answer to this question anywhere. There seem to be two possible ways of hooking up this Blu-Ray burner if installed internally. 1. Getting a Serial ATA to IDE converter. 2. SATA cab
Re: Installing Pioneer-bdr205 on a Mac Pro
by John Baldino 10 years ago
Alec how old is your Mac Pro Does it not have a SATA interface for the optical drives
Aliasing trouble with AVCHD / DVDSP workflow
by John Baldino 10 years ago
Hi guys, I know this has been covered somewhat already but rather than spend three hours piecing together various threads I thought I'd consolidate my issue into one new post. I am just now testing ou
Re: Aliasing trouble with AVCHD / DVDSP workflow
by John Baldino 10 years ago
I partially answered my own question. I went through compressor this time and then imported the m2v file and ac3 into dvdsp and i had no issues with quality this time. After doing further research I f
Mic/tripod for HMC-150
by John Baldino 10 years ago
Hey Jeff & other Cow Readers, I was wondering if you guys had any recommendations for tripods and onboard xlr shotguns for the panny hmc-150. I finally decided on the camera but I'm having trouble dec
Re: Mic/tripod for HMC-150
by John Baldino 10 years ago
Thanks for weighing in Tom...it is always nice to get the perspective of a seasoned audio pro :) I ended up getting the AT 897 as a temp solution for on-camera or camera-mounted shotgun mic. Of course
Possible solution to the copyrighted music problem with event videos?
by John Baldino 10 years ago
Hi all, Just read the previous thread and wanted to add my 2c. Since I too am about to get into the game here with weddings and event vids, the issue of copyrighted music is going to be a very salient
Re: Possible solution to the copyrighted music problem with event videos?
by David Stembridge 10 years ago
Great article, Thanks!
Best Mac Pro configuration for $5K?
by John Baldino 10 years ago
Hello Cow Community, I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for the best possible Mac Pro setup for a $5k budget. Using a Final Cut Studio workflow, with mostly p2 (hvx) footage, is it worth it to ge
Re: Best Mac Pro configuration for $5K?
by John Baldino 10 years ago
Makes sense. I think that will probably be my solution. Thanks for all the great info!
Did I choose the wrong career?
by Greg Burke 10 years ago
this is a rant Post with a cry for help inside (if you dont like rants do not read below, Thank you) Hey Guys I moved out to LA nearly 4 years ago to go to school, I graduated about 2 years ago....I'v
Re: Did I choose the wrong career?
by John Baldino 10 years ago
Greg I know exactly what you are going through. I myself got an MFA from Chapman last year in directing, with hopes of moving to LA to land entry level gigs while developing a feature script, but fina
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