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John Young

Multimedia Specialist at PROSOCO, Inc.
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February 23rd 2009
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Studio space- two options
by John Young 4 years ago
My company wants to set up a more permanent studio space for video production, mostly talking heads and interviews. They want to turn this office into a studio. The problem is that this office is only
Re: Studio space- two options
by John Young 4 years ago
In my mind, I have decided that the small office will not work and I should focus my energies on the making larger storage space work and I think the company is on board. I am optimistic that the soun
c300 of the future
by Ofer Geva 4 years ago
Couldn't find if anyone else asked that so I'll just go ahead- Is there (and I know probably no one here works at Canon) any chance the C300 will get a firmware update to enable 4K output, due to it's
Re: c300 of the future
by John Young 4 years ago
What is the possibility that the guys at Magic Lantern are able to hack into the 4K sensor and get 4K footage from the C300 (or even the C100!) They seem to be on a roll getting into all sorts of Cano
Good zoom lens for field work on C300
by Erik Anschicks 4 years ago
Not sure if this question is in the right forum, but I didn't see any category for Sports Shooting. So if there is...sorry in advance! Anyway, starting this fall I am going to be shooting more "gameda
Re: Good zoom lens for field work on C300
by John Young 4 years ago
Erik Anschicks "200mm would be plenty tight enough from where my vantage points would be in the game (mostly end zone and sidelines)." I have not done this kind of shooting, but I wonder if your stat
Shooting documentary in ONE focal length.
by Mike Smith 4 years ago
I'm shooting a documentary in Ibiza later this summer, interviews with DJs, shots of nightclubs, a few filler shots. I'm looking at good prime lenses within my budget and I'm set on a Samyang (Rokinon
Re: Shooting documentary in ONE focal length.
by John Young 4 years ago
Good Luck with the shoot. Please share your results when you are finished. I am especially interested in hearing about your experience with the Rokinon Cine lenses. The 14mm T3.1 has been on my radar
for anyone wondering how adobe is getting on - they're giving CC away for free.
by Aindreas Gallagher 4 years ago
Three months into their new model, they're now giving full year's subscriptions away for free to anyone who turns up at a photoshop convention. Everything must be going great. http: www.digitaljournal
Re: for anyone wondering how adobe is getting on - they're giving CC away for free.
by John Young 4 years ago
Aindreas Gallagher "sure, but a few thousand here, a few thousand there, pretty soon it might look like massaging your subscription numbers when you've got Q4 public shareholder subscription targets.
Canon 5D MKIII with magic Lantern Vs Canon C100 with Atomos Ninja 2
by Roger Zammit 4 years ago
Hi I'm in the market for a new camera and would appreciate some advice. My Budget is in the 5000 range and the camera will be used for our lower end projects. After reading half the internet i've come
Re: Canon 5D MKIII with magic Lantern Vs Canon C100 with Atomos Ninja 2
by John Young 4 years ago
Roger, I think your decision should be based more on what kind of work you do. If you work primarily in controlled environments where you can really take your time and craft your image, then the hacke
Advise me on a new camera
by aroonz arunpg 4 years ago
hi guys. i basically work for a construction site. i am entrusted to work on a documentary which involves aerial shoots as well. I currently have canon 1dx and canon 5d mark II. i am looking for a cam
Re: Advise me on a new camera
by John Young 4 years ago
I don't know from experience. I do not work regularly with either the II or the III, but smart people that I pay attention to have commented how much better the 5dIII is at moire and aliasing (the moi
Creative Cloud Q&A [Adobe guy]
by Dennis Radeke 5 years ago
The last few days has seen quite a few discussions about Adobe's new licensing model. Some have attacked it, others defended it, many presenting their concerns and many presenting questions in a reaso
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Re: Creative Cloud Q&A [Adobe guy]
by John Young 5 years ago
Dennis Radeke "The real value in the asset is the finished asset. That is yours, that is what you make money on and so forth. " Thanks for the response Dennis. I just hope Adobe knows that many profe
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mac or pc laptop, and which one, for creative suite/production premium?
by Tim Dowse 5 years ago
I know I'm not the first person to ask this question, but things change so fast, so I thought I'd see what people's thoughts and recommendations are as of May 2013. I'm looking to buy a laptop for und
Re: mac or pc laptop, and which one, for creative suite/production premium?
by John Young 5 years ago
Tim, I was in pretty much the same situation myself about a year and a half ago. Same budget, same history with Macs. I was starting to think Windows because of the versatility of options along with t
**Danger Will Robinson** **Danger Will Robinson**
by Aindreas Gallagher 5 years ago
Looks like adobe are going to force the entire customer base onto perpetual hire purchase. They're coming for all our bank accounts on direct debit for real. If you just spent thousands on a perpetual
Re: **Danger Will Robinson** **Danger Will Robinson**
by John Young 5 years ago
walter biscardi "And like you just said in your own post, you can literally pay $30 for one month of service to access and export your project and then let the subscription lapse." My point was that
Lens suggestions?
by JonRoss Maddox 5 years ago
I am using a cannon rebel T4i and have the basic kit lens. I definitely need something that has a fast auto focus that will stay on it's target. I make many skate videos and also make music videos for
Re: Lens suggestions?
by John Young 5 years ago
I have the Canon 17-55 lens and it is solid. Low light is good with a 2.8 throughout the focal range. I use it a lot. With that being said, it is pretty expensive for a S-Series lens. If I had to do t
Canon 60d: Weird blue/gray color appearing
by lori harfenist 5 years ago
Hi, I'm shooting green screen footage using a Canon 60d. I'm getting some weird blue gray shadowing on my subject's forehead (see image example here: http: www.theresident.net wp-content uploads sampl
Re: Canon 60d: Weird blue/gray color appearing
by John Young 5 years ago
lori harfenist "Will that make the picture blurry, though I need the subject to look nice and high-def crisp." No, not all all. Keep in mind that DSLRs are built for still images with a resolutions o
Need advice picking what road to go down
by Brian Domsic 5 years ago
Was wondering what would get the best picture quality Canon Mark 2 or 3 (HDMI out to a recorder such as an Atomos Ninja for uncompressed footage) or A Sony PMW-200 (2 3 sensor and 4.2.2 subsampling (a
Re: Need advice picking what road to go down
by John Young 5 years ago
The EX-1 is a bit of dated technology. They are a great workhorse camera, but if you are going for a brand new camera I might instead look at something like this. Sony FS100 http: www.bhphotovideo.com
First multicam concert video...setup/suggestions please
by Frank Lombardi 5 years ago
Hello all- my first post, and it will be a doozie... I'm slated to do a video of a friend's band for a portfolio DVD and or website. They play James Taylor-type easy listening music, so it wont be a s
Re: First multicam concert video...setup/suggestions please
by John Young 5 years ago
I would definitely set the unmanned cameras to manual. If there is an opening band, use that time to check how they look and adjust accordingly. You don't want a camera on auto. If a camera is on 'Aut
Blackmagic Cinema Camera back-focus problems
by ron yoshida 5 years ago
Friends: We have taken delivery on two cameras and have found back-focus problems on both. Has anyone had similar problems
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Re: Blackmagic Cinema Camera back-focus problems
by John Young 5 years ago
Ron, it doesn't look like you are the only one. http: forum.blackmagicdesign.com viewtopic.php f=2&t=4319&start=50 This is worrisome. John Young Surrounding Media
Is it bad to edit in .h264?
by Ty Yachaina 5 years ago
Hello Everyone, I just started at a new job that records an hour show each reach to a BlackMagic Hyper Deck Studio Pro. The end result is the video is stored as a large Pro Res 422 file. What we have
Re: Is it bad to edit in .h264?
by John Young 5 years ago
So to recap: You will be taking your high-quality Pro-Res camera originals, transcoding them into a compressed low-quality H.264 file (even a high-quality H.264 is still pretty compressed and pretty l
Brief clips from a recent studio shoot with the BMCC
by Steve Connor 5 years ago
Just a few clips from a recent test we did in the studio https: vimeo.com 58800143 Steve Connor 'It's just my opinion, with an occasional fact thrown in for good measure"
Re: Brief clips from a recent studio shoot with the BMCC
by John Young 5 years ago
Don't you have to go through the menu to change f-stop ISO If I am shooting a live band in a club, I can see that causing problems and resulting in missing shots. But for shooting more controlled shoo
5d mkiii or blackmagic cinema camera
by Joey Sperber 5 years ago
I have a 7D and looking to upgrade, any suggestions I was thinking canon 5d mkiii or blackmagic camera I do videos
Re: 5d mkiii or blackmagic cinema camera
by John Young 5 years ago
What kind of videos do you do BMCC is a great option for certain kinds of shooting. DLSR is a great option for certain kinds of shooting. John Young Surrounding Media
Stuttering on dslrs
by juan comodoro 5 years ago
I have noticed that the most recent post about stuttering on dslrs is about two years old. This is an old problem but there seems to be nothing new to solve it. Maybe you guys have heard of something
Re: Stuttering on dslrs
by John Young 5 years ago
Juan, I honestly am not really sure what you are talking about. Can you describe what you mean by "stuttering" I have shot for two years on 7D and 60D. I have shot plenty of motion shots, where either
DSLR Camera Recomendations
by Brian Cooney 5 years ago
Hello. I'm a video editor motion gfx artst by trade. I shoot ocasionally but haven't shot regularly in over 5 years. I'm somewhat familiar with the D800 and 60D. I'd like to be able to do some side wo
Re: DSLR Camera Recomendations
by John Young 5 years ago
I say this as a proud Canon 7D owner, for interviews a Panasonic GH2 or GH3 is the only DSLR I would go with due the Canon's record time limit. Stopping every 12 minutes kills an interview's flow and
Adobe MAX? or other conferences?
by John Young 5 years ago
In the small company I work for, I am the only person that works with video and media. I am able to use the COW and other resources to keep in touch keep up with the industry. But I am now looking int
Re: Adobe MAX? or other conferences?
by John Young 5 years ago
I really don't know that much about NAB, other than that it is where everybody announces their newest flashiest technologies. Is NAB more geared towards larger content producers or is there good stuff
Media Offline Issue via AE Comp
by Mandla Bolekaja 5 years ago
I have one clip that is set as offline. I used Dynamic Link to do some AE work on the clips but now one shows up as offline. In the screenshot I have another clip that was worked on but does not show
Re: Media Offline Issue via AE Comp
by John Young 5 years ago
Are you unable to re-link in the normal way -- In the project window, right click on the offline Dynamic Linked AE comp, then select the appropriate After Effects project. For me (in CS5.5), Dynamic L
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New MacPro to be made in the USA?
by Steve Connor 5 years ago
http: appleinsider.com articles 12 12 06 apple-will-invest-100m-to-bring-some-production-of-macs-to-us-in-2013 Steve Connor 'It's just my opinion, with an occasional fact thrown in for good measure"
Re: New MacPro to be made in the USA?
by John Young 5 years ago
Just to put a period at the end of this thread. Apple reportedly to move Mac mini production line to the US http: www.digitimes.com news a20121226PD217.html John Young Surrounding Media
The Wizard of Oz, Apple, and the future of the MacPro
by Brian Cooney 5 years ago
Thought I'd reach out here and see if anyone had any insight on Apple's plans to develop the MacPro further. I'm in the process of migrating over from Final Cut Studio to Adobe CS6.. particularly PPro
Re: The Wizard of Oz, Apple, and the future of the MacPro
by John Young 5 years ago
I have found them very very similar. Inside the Adobe programs I can't even think of any differences of the top of my head, other than the functions having to do the the OS (ctl vs cmd key, app data l
New iMacs and Premiere
by paolo mugnaini 5 years ago
Hi all, I am looking to purchase a 2013 iMac but not sure if the card it comes with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX graphics processor with 1GB of GDDR5 memory, is going to be working fine with Pr and AE
Re: New iMacs and Premiere
by John Young 5 years ago
http: www.adobe.com products premiere tech-specs.html You won't get GPU acceleration with that card, which is one of Premiere's main advantages. John
Noob Q: CS5 PremPro work/flow and into AE
by Rhys Sherring 5 years ago
Hey people. Ive just finished filming my first ever short film and am going to be using the CS5 AE and PP. Ive done various tutorials and side projects in the past so im not a complete stranger to the
Re: Noob Q: CS5 PremPro work/flow and into AE
by John Young 5 years ago
Rhys Sherring "Once ive done all that, I need to take it to AE for visual effect elements like gun shots, title and credits. Ive seen various google searches on how to do such a thing. Might i just l
NOISE Reduction on 7D?
by Gavin Williams 5 years ago
I shoot with a 7D - more often than not using my 18-55mm Canon Lens. Some shots turn out absolutely stunning while others are plagued with noise. What I don't understand is why such a big difference w
Re: NOISE Reduction on 7D?
by John Young 5 years ago
That lens is a variable f-stop; f3.5 at 18mm but only f5.6 at 55mm. What f-stops and ISOs are you noticing the problem with I would assume that you are seeing more noise when your f-stop is 5.6 and yo
Optimal Hard Drive Configuration
by Jonny Webb 5 years ago
I have searched everywhere, read everything, even watched AdobeTV, and yet i still cannot find the 'recommended' configuration of hard drives for Premiere Pro (cs55+, preferably with AE thrown in as w
Re: Optimal Hard Drive Configuration
by John Young 5 years ago
Jonny, 1)-http: forums.adobe.com thread 662972#.UGyyzXsdTnc.email This should answer your question, at least it did for me. 2)- I do not share your opinion on Adobe forums, but I guess you can take or
EOS7D Timelapse: How To Disable Live Preview?
by Ervin Tia 5 years ago
Hello, The camera is currently pointed at the window looking at the street. It's running on a timelapse mode (10 sec int. 900 shots) One question: How can I disable the LCD preview every shot frame I
Re: EOS7D Timelapse: How To Disable Live Preview?
by John Young 5 years ago
In the menu, set "Review Time" to OFF. Pretty simple. John
Can I get professional quality video (for broadcast) from a Canon T3i?
by Vic Noseworthy 5 years ago
Hi folks, I cut my teeth in digital video using Canon Vixia cameras. I'd heard that DSLR video could be used for broadcast quality video work, so I purchased a T3i. I've recently been told that the T3
Re: Can I get professional quality video (for broadcast) from a Canon T3i?
by John Young 5 years ago
I would bet the ACI codec is the culprit here. I haven't had first hand experience with ACI, but a quick look at info on the codec shows that it looks like a fairly lossy codec. I would guess that Pro
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Where to go after the 7D Philip Bloom tutorial?
by John Sirabella 5 years ago
A couple years ago I wanted to build a studio to shoot web series and finally I can say we are pretty much there but unfortunately I am not there in terms of my ability to use the first piece of equip
Re: Where to go after the 7D Philip Bloom tutorial?
by John Young 5 years ago
So, you have got yourself good camera, a lens, audio recorder, microphone, and even an external monitor. Sounds to me like all you need to do is go out and start shooting, not necessarily buy more equ
Shooting Documentary with EOS 7D
by Matt Spangler 5 years ago
Hi, I was thinking of purchasing an EOS 7D to shoot my documentary, but I can't get past the 12-minute take restriction (i.e., not very conducive to shooting long interviews). Anyone have any thoughts
Re: Shooting Documentary with EOS 7D
by John Young 5 years ago
The 12 minute limit is troublesome. Although I use my 7D alot, (and I really love it), that is why I have never done an interview with the 7D as my 'A' Camera. I have been on shoots where we had to st
EX1R colors and white balance problem
by Rawad Rhayem 5 years ago
I just bought a brand new EX1R from B&H and i shot a wedding with it. exposure was set to 0 in the TLCS menu and the White balance was set to manual. After importing the footage to Final Cut X, looks
Re: EX1R colors and white balance problem
by John Young 5 years ago
If you are getting really bad overexposed shots, a picture profile isn't going to solve that. I also highly doubt that your camera is defective, and that is what is causing the issue. It sounds like w
Project postmortem- My post-production workflow
by John Young 5 years ago
I just finished up a fairly large project and probably the most complicated project that I have ever done. I was hoping for some feedback on my post-production workflow. I am a one-man video departmen
Re: Project postmortem- My post-production workflow
by John Young 5 years ago
Dave and Tom, Thank you. You are probably right on the color correction. I do really like the Color Finesse interface and toolset. There are a few shots (the interviews with the window in the backgrou
FCP X round-trip: Need different grades for different sections of a single clip
by Michael Holmes 5 years ago
I am using FCP X-- Resolve 9 round-trip. I have a two cam project, and one cam shot several different closeups of different band members. The lighting is different and each close-up needs different gr
Re: FCP X round-trip: Need different grades for different sections of a single clip
by John Young 5 years ago
How about working the whole clip eight different ways (one for each section) then using opacity to blend all 8 into one seamless clip. What you are wanting to do is totally doable. I think it is just
alpha problems with Photoshop 3d and AE
by John Young 5 years ago
Hello all, I am using Photoshop 3D elements in an After Effects 3D comp. The elements work as intended in the comp, but when i export (QT Animation RGB+alpha) the Photoshop 3D elements do not maintain
Re: alpha problems with Photoshop 3d and AE
by John Young 5 years ago
Hmmmm... any ideas bump www.johnathanyoung.com
Small HD HDMI port protector
by Bob Cole 5 years ago
I just saw an email from Small HD advertising their HDMI port protector for the Mark II. I didn't know this was a problem; they claim it forestalls $1k repairs (for damaged HDMI ports) and busted take
Re: Small HD HDMI port protector
by John Young 5 years ago
Bob Cole "Is this a solution in search of a problem or a real issue " I have never had an issue with this, although I can imagine situation where it could be a problem. If it is any clue, Zacuto has
Canon 7d error message. "cannot playback file"
by Jose Santiago 5 years ago
Hello everyone, I am a wedding videographer and use canon 7d's to film. During the last wedding i filmed i had a scary experience. I had a 16gb sandisk cf card in and just by chance i decided to look
Re: Canon 7d error message. "cannot playback file"
by John Young 5 years ago
Jose, I have been using the 7D for about 3 years and I have had this happen on two occasions. What I think is the culprit (or at least the catalyst) in my cases, is when you stop recording and start r
Best Frame Rate for Cameras for video on Internet
by carlton hathcoat 5 years ago
We have a shoot coming up next week that we are shooting on Panasonic P2 Vari Cams. The video is for a large agency but will only be shown on the web, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Etc. They may use for
Re: Best Frame Rate for Cameras for video on Internet
by John Young 5 years ago
Even if it will only be meant for web distribution, I see no reason to shoot in 720 instead of 1080. You can always output a 720 file from 1080 footage and there are plenty of situations where you can
Mac Pro - If you are having trouble finding the words ...
by Franz Bieberkopf 6 years ago
... arstechnica has posted a (surprisingly sober) short assessment. http: arstechnica.com apple 2012 06 mac-pro-gets-minor-update-with-standard-12-core-option-no-xeon-e5 "languishing Mac Pro workstati
Re: Mac Pro - If you are having trouble finding the words ...
by John Young 6 years ago
To me the most disappointing thing is that not only is there not a adequately updated Mac Pro, but the 17" MacBook Pro doesn't even exist anymore. It just isn't listed on their website anymore. www.jo
"Sharing" plugins for html5 video
by John Young 6 years ago
We have created great HTML5 video player using the MediaElement.js plugin. http: prosoco.com Videos I would like to add a "Share" function to the videos so that people could embed the video, email the
Re: "Sharing" plugins for html5 video
by John Young 6 years ago
Thanks Curtis. I think it makes sense. We already have a permanent page for each video that is generated by our Content Management System. So I don't think the the link or the embed code would be too
Talking heads with zillions of cuts
by Anthony Atkielski 6 years ago
Why are there so many videos around these days that show a person talking to the camera with cuts every second or so I thought it was bad to cut to an identical shot. The cuts are often between senten
Re: Talking heads with zillions of cuts
by John Young 6 years ago
Does anyone have some links to some examples I think that I have seen this type of cut done poorly, which seems to be the focus of most of the people on this thread. But I also think I have seen this
CS5.5 workflow PP to AE for Color Finesse and back again
by John Young 6 years ago
I have been more and more impressed the more I use Color Finesse inside of After Effects. Easy to use and looks great. But my workflow is becoming quite burdensome so I would like to throw it out to t
Re: CS5.5 workflow PP to AE for Color Finesse and back again
by John Young 6 years ago
Aw shucks. Color correcting the new clips is not so much the problem. It becomes a real hassle when adding a new clip that changes the timing of the whole thing. Not an easy way to Ripple Delete in Af
Editing Monitor doubling as field monitor
by John Young 6 years ago
Does anyone have any experience using their editing monitor as a field monitor on set. I just upgraded my computer and now I am ready to upgrade to an IPS monitor to edit on. I would like to be able t
Re: Editing Monitor doubling as field monitor
by John Young 6 years ago
I guess I am trying to decide on a IPS panel for monitoring on set vs. a small 4-7 on camera monitor (like the Small HD DP6). I have to buy a new computer monitor and I can afford a large IPS that has
Conversion for editing
by Martin Robbins 6 years ago
Hello, I use a 7D or 5D, shooting in H264. I convert to Apple Pro Res at the moment using Compressor, occasionally FCPs Log and Transfer option. However on my Laptop, I can't get either program or aff
Re: Conversion for editing
by John Young 6 years ago
When you do Batch List in Mpeg Streamclip, a dialogue box opens asking you to "Please Choose A Task". Make sure "Joint all the files" is not checked. John
Pros and Cons of EX1 vs. DSLR
by Michael Hutchinson 6 years ago
Hi all, Not sure if this is the right place for this post, but I could use some advice on whether or not to sell my EX1. I absolutely love the EX1, but am not doing as much videography as I used to an
Re: Pros and Cons of EX1 vs. DSLR
by John Young 6 years ago
I have both cameras and each has it advantages and disadvantages and they each do really well in different situations. What kind of videography do you do John
Advice on setting up a small Post house
by Josh Williams 6 years ago
I'm going to be setting up a small one man post production studio and I am looking for some advice on what my set up should be. If any of you have advice working in post houses or have your own editin
Re: Advice on setting up a small Post house
by John Young 6 years ago
Mike, Thanks for being polite and articulate in your response. Maybe that is more of what caused me to put that P.S. into my post. " John Young "P.S. It is threads like this that makes me worry the Co
need advice on this one.. exporting footage over 12hrs????
by Paul Gilmore 6 years ago
I put together an awards event that was filmed or a company, they are doing the final editing all i am doing is taking out all the useless footage and then sending them a file of the useable footage..
Re: need advice on this one.. exporting footage over 12hrs????
by John Young 6 years ago
More info please. How are you "sharing-exporting" What program are you using That will help us answer your question. My first thought after reading your post was to wonder exactly what you are doing.
Playing device for looping Tradeshow video- 70"monitor
by John Young 6 years ago
Hello and thanks in advance. We have a big tradeshow exhibit coming up and we are upping the ante in terms of our video presence. We have previously had two 52" monitors, but this year we are adding a
Re: Playing device for looping Tradeshow video- 70"monitor
by John Young 6 years ago
Can an iPod loop the video I am finding out that a simple looping function is lacking on the iPad and iPad2. There is a workaround to make videos loop on the iPad but it is not a simple process. www.j
" Worth It Anymore"??
by Andy jackson 6 years ago
I started in the video production business in 1986 at the age of 16 working for two well established companies in my area. I m now 41. I got very lucky at the time to get the both jobs by sending out
Re: " Worth It Anymore"??
by John Young 6 years ago
Andy jackson "You dont see most industries having to do this." What I think the correct statement is "You see ALL industries having to do this." Every business has to change as the landscape changes
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