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Jonathan Dortch

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USC '04
NYU '01
Member Since:
August 4th 2006
60 Posts
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Brooklyn, NY
Custom Desktop PC / Mac Pro Hackintosh - $900
by Jonathan Dortch 6 years ago
Hey guys, We are selling one of our custom built PCs that is Hackintosh ready. Built it as an additional render station last year during a project and to test out moving to a PC platform for Adobe. Lo
Error Compiling Movie: Unknown Error ?
by Jonathan Dortch 8 years ago
Been battling this error message for the last few days. After switching from FCP7 this year, now handling my largest scale edit -- 3x 15min doc edits for broadcast -- with Premiere CS 5.5 All was goin
Re: Error Compiling Movie: Unknown Error ?
by Jonathan Dortch 7 years ago
it was definitely a GPU issue. Things improved with CS6 and we rarely got the error. Work around was always switching to software rendering. After replacing the GTX285 with a 680, haven't gotten the c
Recording Voiceover: assistance needed
by Dylan Hargreaves 7 years ago
Hi folks, Remember how recording V O in FCP was a cinch Remember that feeling of dread that one day you were gonna have to record V O into PPro and it was gonna be a huge pain in the ass Well that day
Re: Recording Voiceover: assistance needed
by Jonathan Dortch 7 years ago
I haven't used it too much but I did fire it up to record a VO a few months ago. Worked very well, and simple to use. From what I remember I just hit "Record". It was like a simpler version of ProTool
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Two Premiere CS6 questions.
by Jonathan Dortch 7 years ago
1. Is it possible to copy data you input into the metadata fields from one clip to another For example, Shot Scene Tape information 2. Are all changes to clip naming labels in the bins independent of
Re: Two Premiere CS6 questions.
by Paul Neumann 7 years ago
Though if you change a sequence name in the project bin it does change it on the timeline even if that sequence is currently "open".
After Effects CS5 Not Opening/Starting Up
by David Escurriola 8 years ago
Hi there I've been working for the last 6 months with After Effects daily but since today I can't launch After Effects anymore. Yesterday I quited the software without any incidence. I rebooted my mac
Re: After Effects CS5 Not Opening/Starting Up
by Jonathan Dortch 8 years ago
Hey Chris, Apple decided with Lion that the User Library folder should be hidden by default. It's infuriating at moments like this. You can solve the issue with some Terminal scripting, but the easies
If you have to switch today...
by Armando Ciurana 8 years ago
This is pretty much my reality, I have to make a expansion plan for the next year, today and I have been considering switching both of our on-line systems (now FCS 3) to Avid Autodesk Black Magic. I m
Re: If you have to switch today...
by Jonathan Dortch 8 years ago
Since After Effects and Photoshop Illustrator are so prevalent in our workflow, Premiere Pro was our first target when evaluating switching. It's basically a lost sibling of FCP. Almost the exact same
Apple Posts New Videos Comparing FCPX to Adobe & Avid
by Andrew Richards 8 years ago
Look under the MacBook Pro... Best, Andy
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Alan Okey liked this 8 years ago
Re: Apple Posts New Videos Comparing FCPX to Adobe & Avid
by Jonathan Dortch 8 years ago
Chris Harlan "Hey Tom, I've got production suite 5. What are the reasons for going 5.5 Or can I comfortably wait to 6 " For Premiere I've found 5.5 to be a significant upgrade from 5.0. Upgraded Keyb
Mercury Playback GTX285 question
by Jonathan Dortch 8 years ago
We are testing Premiere Pro CS5 extensively in one of our 2 x 3 GHz Mac Pro machines in anticipating switching from the FCP platform. This machine has the older nVidia 8800GT 512mb card. 1. Are we goi
Re: Mercury Playback GTX285 question
by Todd Kopriva 8 years ago
See this page for details of CUDA and the Mercury Playback Engine. It answers your questions. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
So Inspirational & so lacking
by Frank Stäudtner 8 years ago
Hi everyone, first post ever & here it goes: "confessions of an inspired quick & dirty editor" For over 15 years I have been working with many editing systems. Starting out on AVID, tried Premiere, Ed
Re: So Inspirational & so lacking
by Jonathan Dortch 8 years ago
Andrew Richards "The drawback is in how it has evolved to be used. The tracked timeline was conceived as a visual metaphor for compositing. That's it. It had no other design intent. Video over other
Stability issues- is it your config?
by gary adcock 8 years ago
I have been reading a number of posts about lack of stability with FCPX. i have to say my copies and not ever crashed on me. OK, I understand that the Apple demo machine has nothing else on it. it sho
Re: Stability issues- is it your config?
by Jonathan Dortch 8 years ago
The text inspector or heavy use of any text feature crashes the app totally out on both a i5 Macbook Pro and our 8-core. Only stability issue I've had other than some lag with other programs open. JON
The numbers don't work out...
by Jonathan Dortch 8 years ago
A lot of us at the studio here have been wondering about the financial implications of the FCPX release, and the potential loss of the Final Cut Pro market. I hadn't seen anything posted like this, so
Re: The numbers don't work out...
by Jonathan Dortch 8 years ago
Chris Kenny "Apple should have been able to support MMS in the first version of iOS, right It's a pretty simple feature. You can play this game all day." You're comparing a professional software plat
Modular Anyone?
by Jamal Watts 8 years ago
I've been thinking about this since FCPX was released last week. Wouldn't it have been nice if FCPX was modular so that the user can pick the features that they need for their particular workflow That
Re: Modular Anyone?
by Jonathan Dortch 8 years ago
Jamal Watts "I've been thinking about this since FCPX was released last week. Wouldn't it have been nice if FCPX was modular so that the user can pick the features that they need for their particular
How Apple Has Changed the Paradigm of Editing
by MIke Guidotti 8 years ago
I baited you all, my post is really a question. A lot of people and of course Apple itself is saying it has changed the paradigm of editing. I am not sure I understand what they have done that is so r
Re: How Apple Has Changed the Paradigm of Editing
by Jonathan Dortch 8 years ago
Sending clips from a sequence to Motion was always a huge pain in the ass. I never even really saw the point except for keying, which Motion was never very good at anyway. I've done it a few times for
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Jonathan Dortch liked this 8 years ago
Think positive for a sec... What do you like about it?
by Tony Silanskas 8 years ago
With all the negativity around here the past two days I'd like to try and think positively about FCP X for a few moments and hopefully learn something good. I have one simple question... What do you g
Re: Think positive for a sec... What do you like about it?
by David Roth Weiss 8 years ago
I do like the splash screen at startup better than its predecessors. Once that goes away the rest is not very satisfying. David Roth Weiss Director Editor Colorist David Weiss Productions, Inc. Los An
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Jonathan Dortch liked this 8 years ago
The FCP X timeline requires a different mindset
by Stefan Buhrmester 8 years ago
I'm believing the hate towards FCP X stems from two sources: 1. A totally new workflow 2. A lot of missing features A lot of the posts I'm reading, especially the ones regarding the new timeline, are
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Jonathan Dortch liked this 8 years ago
Re: The FCP X timeline requires a different mindset
by David Burch 8 years ago
I'm ok with the new workflow...in fact I welcome a lot of the advantages it brings. It's the missing features I'm really concerned about. Features like multi-clip editing, being able to load old proje
FCP 7.0.2 is broken?
by Garrett Gibbons 10 years ago
I've been having the well-commented-on problem with ctrl-G (close gap) that seems to have been broken with this latest update to FCP 7.0.2, but I'm also having a major problem with audio that I'm not
Re: FCP 7.0.2 is broken?
by Jonathan Dortch 10 years ago
Having the exact same problem. Will only close the first gap in the timeline, then every following gap. It won't close the gap at the playhead with the shortcut or with a right click command. Just hap
DVCPRO HD workflow question... Please Help....
by Jonathan Dortch 13 years ago
Man, I need some help with all these new codecs.... I recently started editing a show that is intended, ultimately for SD DVD release, but I'm definitely having some qualms about the workflow for the
Re: DVCPRO HD workflow question... Please Help....
by Jonathan Dortch 13 years ago
That's definitely what I was going to recommend. I'm not running their post, I'm just freelance editing. Correct me if I'm wrong, but since the Varicam shoots and records to DVCPRO HD tapes, the inita
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