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VFX heavy job: offline editor refusing to cut to length until the director has seen the cut?
by Roger Bolton 7 years ago
We recently did a job on a 60 second TVC. The director turned up a day late for the offline putting the schedule back, so we tried to push the AVID editor to create a 60 sec version with lots of alter
Re: VFX heavy job: offline editor refusing to cut to length until the director has seen the cut?
by Jon Zanone 7 years ago
Were you going to pay him for the work If so, it sounds like you need to find another editor... I remember Avid's marketing line from a few years back - "change your mind without losing it", or someth
Alpha Channel and .png files in MC
by Tom Carlson 7 years ago
I'm authoring a Blu-ray disc primarily for audio, in which I'm making a movie in the Avid as part of the menu system. I've created still frames within Adobe Illustrator for each of the tracks and expo
Re: Alpha Channel and .png files in MC
by Jon Zanone 7 years ago
Unless you have extremely limited storage space, it shouldn't be an issue. It's always good to have options - if you decide you want to key your graphics you won't have to reinvent the wheel. Jon Be c
After Effect usage report
by Jon Zanone 7 years ago
I'm sure it's here, but where is it Specifically, I'm looking for a report that will tell me how long I've been using an AE project. I also use Media Composer, and in the project bin is a tab that tel
Re: After Effect usage report
by John Cuevas 7 years ago
Don't think there is a project timer. You might want to take a look at Harvest App. We've personalized ours to keep track of Avid time, AE time, digitzing... Johnny Cuevas, Editor Thinkck.com "I have
Audio Mixer Missing Sliders for Gain Adjustment
by Lindsay Simpson 9 years ago
Hi all, I am working a project with 4 audio channels. Somewhere down the line I must have hit a preference button etc. (I've been on the road for a few weeks and am just now returning to this project)
Re: Audio Mixer Missing Sliders for Gain Adjustment
by Jon Zanone 9 years ago
There's a button that has a 4 and what looks like a cross (it's supposed to be a fader). Click that and you'll see the rest of your audio controls. Jon Be curious, not judgmental. Walt Whitman
P2 import grainy
by tom bailey 9 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to import p2 media into an avid project, I can get it in successfully but the image is grainy and nowhere near as good a quality as when I view it in P2 content manager. I have tried im
Re: P2 import grainy
by Jon Zanone 9 years ago
When you say import, how are you bringing P2 your system My workflow uses the File Import P2 Clips to Bin method. There is no color mapping involved - it is what it is. Maybe your project settings are
jvc camcorder files into Avid
by Peter Ovens 9 years ago
please, how do I import files from a jvc everio, avid says it does not support this file type. I have Avid media composer 3.0 I have tied direct from the camera using a USB connector cable and also by
Re: jvc camcorder files into Avid
by Jon Zanone 9 years ago
I'm not saying this is the process. It's a way to get video from cameras not supported by MC. If you've already gotten the file into MovieMaker it should be on your hard drive - probably 'My Movies' o
How can i encode 10 GB to DVD?
by tom bailey 9 years ago
Hi, What would be a good program to encode a 10.5 GB in H264 or DNxHD film to a 4.7GB DVD without loosing too much quality I was trying to use toast, but it seems to be mostly used for DVD ripping and
Re: How can i encode 10 GB to DVD?
by Jon Zanone 9 years ago
Do you have any control over the quality of the import in toast Be curious, not judgmental. Walt Whitman
Avid MC > Sorenson Squeeze issues
by rod field 9 years ago
I've got a 15 minute composition I created in Avid mc, audio and video mixdown, I've mixdown as a QT reference, would this be the right format for sorenson squeeze to read
Re: Avid MC > Sorenson Squeeze issues
by Jon Zanone 9 years ago
Yes, Sorenson will read a QT reference. Be curious, not judgmental. Walt Whitman
Boris Avid FX / Continuum will not install
by Jon Zanone 9 years ago
Having problems getting Boris Avid FX 5.8 Continuum to install. Installed Avid 4.0.5 upgrade from 3.0.1. I had Continuum with the old version, but not FX. When I try to install FX, it gets about 90% t
Re: Boris Avid FX / Continuum will not install (THANKS!)
by Jon Zanone 9 years ago
Big thanks to Matthew! The regedit proved to be the 'key', pun intended! Now, to learn the software! Jon Be curious, not judgmental. Walt Whitman
Market Survey....
by Jon Zanone 11 years ago
All - I've been asked by a client to provide a market survey to judge the value of services I provide. I'm not sure how to provide this information. Anyone have any tips on how to gather this informat
Re: Market Survey....
by Jon Zanone 11 years ago
Uhhh... Good point..."Jamming our heads full of figures and angles And telling us stuff that we already know" Willie The Wandering Gypsy & Me Billy Joe Shaver
Text function doesn't work
by John Hartley 11 years ago
Hey guys, I'm new to AE and have run into a snag. I can't seem to get my Text function to work. I click on the Text button and then click inside my composition, but when I try to type nothing happens.
Re: Text function doesn't work
by Jon Zanone 11 years ago
John - Are you creating a solid first, then applying the text effect (effects text basic text) to the solid layer Jon"So you want to throw out the old you - but the old you is old enough to know it wo
I 'd like an easy job that pays about 300K
by David Roth Weiss 12 years ago
I'm ready to start immediately.
Re: Without prejudice I 'd like an easy job that pays about 300K
by Jon Zanone 12 years ago
Mads Nybo Jorgensen "We could maybe make some additional dongs out of filming the delivery " Film I thought this was an art class. Oh well, I'll be taking my leave to my usual haunts. Fare Thee Well,
SPX-800 & Firestore FS100 - does it work?
by Jon Zanone 12 years ago
I've got a friend who's got a Pannie SPX-800 camera. He's trying to get the Firestore to record when he hits the camera record button. Should this work He doesn't have any P2 cards installed in the ca
Re: SPX-800 & Firestore FS100 - does it work?
by Jon Zanone 12 years ago
He finally got it to work. It was a firmware issue solved by loading the update on an SD card and updating the camera. Jon"So you want to throw out the old you - but the old you is old enough to know
Paying taxes?
by Jon Zanone 12 years ago
I picked up a freelance job doing work for a government agency (for those of you who are familiar, it's a NAF, or non-appropriated fund entity). When I asked the guy who pays the taxes, he said, "Oh,
Re: Paying taxes?
by Wayne Keyser 12 years ago
Take Bruce's comment a step farther: Don't see every $1000 they pay you as $1000 of salary - the actual value will be diminished by almost half when you take into consideration the benefits they are N
New HVX200 Large Price Range
by scott allman 13 years ago
I am considering changing formats and purchasing an HVX200 and I've noticed a hige range of prices. Going from list price down to below $2000.00 for a new in box rig. The low end of the scale looks mi
Re: New HVX200 Large Price Range
by Jon Zanone 13 years ago
If it's a large company like B&H, it's a pretty safe bet they are buying in volume. I've never had a problem with them, but I've never expected any customer support (as opposed to customer service), e
Dilemma. When to jump to 16x9?
by paul bolden 13 years ago
I have a bit of a dilemma. I'm still shooting with a vx1000 and two dsr200's. To shoot 16x9 well I would need three century or optex anamorphic lenses at about $900 each. I won't be making the jump to
Re: Dilemma. When to jump to 16x9?
by Jon Zanone 13 years ago
Mark Suszko "Um, John, the FCC says nothing of the kind regarding making 16:9 OR High-Def mandatory." Exactly... It's just easier to make that change by using the vagaries of the magical, all powerfu
OB Direction - Please Help
by kaptivate_ag 13 years ago
Hi all. Just curious if anyone had any tips regarding directing live shoots. Could anyone provide samples of the commands given to operators. I mean it's all pretty standard but I would like to know h
Re: OB Direction - Please Help
by Jon Zanone 13 years ago
My favorite is 'WOOF' - it means stop what you are doing. As in, "2, push in, push, WOOF". Whatever you do, keep it short and concise. Jon
Many questions about P2 workflow!
by Jon Zanone 13 years ago
I'm new to P2 - actually, I've never used the camera or the format. I am intrigued at the possiblity of never buying acquisition tape again! I'm toying with a workflow, and I'd like to get some feedba
Re: Many questions about P2 workflow!
by David Saraceno 13 years ago
Firestore FS100 will record continuous. P2 cards are hot swappable, and Cineporter, another DTE solution will be released next year. AE will not read the mxf data directly from the cards. I've archivi
Read this before you buy a new computer monitor
by stu aull 13 years ago
For those with short attention spans, the Cliff Note version: Take a hard look at an HD LCD TV as your primary computer monitor
Re: Read this before you buy a new computer monitor
by Jon Zanone 13 years ago
Stu - Great post! I too have been wondering about this - I just bought a 42" DLP with multiple HDMI & DVI inputs. A note about plasma: I've found that some models buzz at altitude. If you live above,
Window gels
by Greg Ball 13 years ago
I'm working on a shoot for a client that involves models demonstrating various window coverings in front of large windows. My thought is that we'll need to gel the windows to avoid the background gett
Re: Window gels
by Jon Zanone 13 years ago
Any place that sells consumbles for the TV Film industry will have rolls of 85N (Denver is the closest to me - I use Film Video, and there's Barbizon, CEAVCO... Nationally there's Mole.com). Get somet
Looking to buy jib...
by Scott Bethel 13 years ago
...for a small studio. Right now we are setting up and tearing down a 30 foot jib (less a couple sections) to use in this tiny studio. It takes a day to tear down and set up so we figure we will save
Re: Looking to buy jib...
by Jon Zanone 13 years ago
Check out Losmandy (http: www.porta-jib.com ) and thier porta jib. I've had one for about 8 years, and it's rock solid. I really like thier flexi track - brilliant! Jon"The Almighty tells me He can ge
Render crash
by Jon Zanone 13 years ago
Specs - AE6.5.1 G4 OS10.2.6 2gb ram standard video card I found a similiar post (http: forums.creativecow.net cgi-bin new_read_post.cgi forumid=2&postid=802162) but no one answered. The project is a m
Render crash
by Jon Zanone 13 years ago
Specs - AE6.5.1 G4 OS10.2.6 2gb ram standard video card I found a similiar post (http: forums.creativecow.net cgi-bin new_read_post.cgi forumid=2&postid=802162) but no one answered. The project is a m
Finished HD spot
by Winston Cely 13 years ago
So I went to my bosses house and he has this big HD flat screen TV. We were watching the Home Run Derby, and I noticed that while the even (on ESPN) and even some spots were all 16:9, but most of the
Re: Finished HD spot
by Jon Zanone 13 years ago
Well, first of all, a 16:9 spot is not necessarily HD. As far as graphics, I'd build everything to show in 4:3 (you should have both lines in your safe title safe action lines. Until everyone get on t
system requirements
by Robert Bec 13 years ago
Hi there is there a requirement on what type of editing program you should be using say from FCP to AVID to PPRO2 i am using ppro at the moment but want to make the switch to avid because its the indu
Re: system requirements
by Jon Zanone 13 years ago
Well, assuming you are on a Mac (and taking into account I'm an Avid guy), I'd say go with FCP. Avid is picky about video cards, memory, CPU, RAM, - in short, look at Avid's site and check out the har
dvd-r deck w/o menu
by FrankB 13 years ago
Can anyone recommend some dvd-r decks that do not generate a menu, or have an option to turn menu generation off -Frank
Re: dvd-r deck w/o menu
by Jon Zanone 13 years ago
Pioneer LV-1 and a similiar JVC deck allow you to record without a menu. I've got a mid-level consumer model that says it records a menu, but it never plays. I don't recall the make model, but I'll po
How do you do...?
by Sam Lesante Jr. 13 years ago
Hi Fellow Cows, I posted this question a long time ago and got some advice, but I am still having trouble. I would like to know how the big networks like NBC, ESPN, etc... get their plasmas or lcd sc
Re: How do you do...?
by Jon Zanone 13 years ago
Try running bars to the TV (through the switcher), then shot it with a camera. As best you can, adjust the PLASMA to get correct bars... Did that make sense Jon"The Almighty tells me He can get me out
Live broadcast graphics off a MacBook Pro - possible?
by Jason Allen 13 years ago
Hi Guys, I'm soon to come into posession of my new macbook pro. I volunteer at the local community tv station where kids do some basic shows in a simple studio. I've been curious for a while wether th
Re: Live broadcast graphics off a MacBook Pro - possible?
by Jon Zanone 13 years ago
I've not heard of anything like that, especially running on a laptop... During the course of my research, I've found most companies (at least Chyron, Inscriber and the like) don't offer cards. Pinnacl
RS232 to RS422 conversion
by Jason 13 years ago
I have an AJA ioLA connected to a Sony DSR20 DVCAM deck (s-video) and a Sony UVW1800 BetaSP deck (component). I'm using the RS422 control from the AJA to control the Beta deck, but the DSR20 has RS232
Re: RS232 to RS422 conversion
by Jon Zanone 13 years ago
I like the serial port option - I never use it anymore, and it leaves my USB ports for other things (which are more common nowadays). Check out a Keyspan adapter (http: www.keyspan.com products homepa
Medical / Surgical Production
by Ben Read 14 years ago
I have a client that I've done some work with, but I've never shot video in a surgerical suite. They're looking for a proposal on a video that includes shooting in that environment and I'm not sure of
Re: Medical / Surgical Production
by Jon Zanone 14 years ago
There will be patient privacy issues. If you find a doctor who has done this before, you're in luck. You'll need at least a month of lead time. The doctor can talk to the patient, get their buy in and
Need to fake an office set on the cheap....suggestions?
by Nafai 14 years ago
I've got a shoot next week and for reasons beyond both my and the client's control, the location is no longer available. It's out of town for everyone involved, and I will likely be forced to shoot in
Re: Need to fake an office set on the cheap....suggestions?
by Jon Zanone 14 years ago
I gotta' say Mark, I love reading your posts! I always learn something! Jon"The Almighty tells me He can get me out of this mess. But He's pretty sure you're F%$#*D!"
Hybrid Edit Systems?
by Philip Boal 14 years ago
Is there such an animal A NLE editor (like an avid) that also has traditional machine to machine editing thru a switcher. It seems like the perfect solution to me. Sometimes we want to work quick and
Re: Hybrid Edit Systems?
by Jon Zanone 14 years ago
Aacom (since deceased) had something, I think called Editware. I also seem to remember the CMX line evolved (or spun off) something as well, but I don't remember what. Jon"So you want to throw out the
trade show video - how best to run this?
by Tam Perl 14 years ago
I am producing a 3 minute promo movie which will be show at an exhibitor's booth at a trade show. Doing it in AE7.0, exporting to quicktime, and from there... that's the question. The movie needs to l
Re: trade show video - how best to run this?
by Jon Zanone 14 years ago
You could do either. My preference would be to loop the DVD (within the authoring software, you link the video back to the beginning). Jon"So you want to throw out the old you - but the old you is old
Aircraft 'run' footage source?
by Jon Zanone 14 years ago
I'm trying to get hold of some aircraft 'running footage' - military aircraft like the F22, F35 or Stealth in flight shot with astrovision. Does anyone have a contact at Lockheed-Martin, Northrop-Grum
Re: Aircraft 'run' footage source?
by Jon Zanone 14 years ago
Thanks Mike! He's been very helpful! Jon"So you want to throw out the old you - but the old you is old enough to know it won't make it better" Del Amitri - "Make it Better"
Video pauses after slide...
by Jon Zanone 14 years ago
Good mornning! We're having a problem I'm hoping someone hase experience with... A fair portion of our product are 50 minute presentations with PowerPoint slides. We tape the speaker, then add the sli
Restoring audio...
by Jon Zanone 14 years ago
A client recently brought in some historical oral histories on cassette tape to transfer to CD. They were recorded in the 1970's, and what I had was at least 2d generation - my guess is I was further
Re: Restoring audio...
by Ty Ford 14 years ago
There is no one recipe. You do what works for each situation, or within each minute of each situation. Regards, Ty Ford Ty Ford's "Audio Bootcamp Field Guide" was written for video people who want bet
Simple Authoring program for Mac...
by Jon Zanone 14 years ago
Hi all. I'm looking for a simple authoring program for the Mac. All I want is something to get finished products to DVD - first play, no (or limited) menu capability. I looked at iLife, but the gotcha
Re: Simple Authoring program for Mac...
by Jon Zanone 14 years ago
Thanks - I'll try that. jz
say you wanna work in film marketing
by derek drouin 15 years ago
hello, would anyone have insight into the process of working in film trailers has anyone ever heard of a spec film trailer on a reel before , would getting a job at a trailer cutting house require one
Re: say you wanna work in film marketing
by Jon Zanone 14 years ago
Only if you get me a limo with a bottle of Dom....
raw footage
by derek drouin 15 years ago
this may be a ridiculous question but here goes... Im aware that some film schools will provide raw footage from an old television show to have their students cut. my question is would there be some r
Re: raw footage
by Jon Zanone 14 years ago
STYLZ "Well for editors just starting, I think it best they focus on the art of editing as oppoosed to the frustrating pitfalls" You know the saying "that which does not kill you makes you stronger"
Test...
by Jon Zanone 15 years ago

Re: Test...
by David Sanchez 15 years ago
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