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Kevin Jones

Member Since:
December 6th 2004
105 Posts
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Tuscaloosa, AL
Jaggy Motion Text in FCP. Solution?
by Kevin Jones 9 years ago
I'm using Final Cut Studio 2 with the Motion 3 upgrade on a Mac OS X version 10.4.11. These days I'm shooting HD video with a Sony XDCAM PMW EX-1, 1080p, 30fps. When I create Motion text to import int
Re: Jaggy Motion Text in FCP. Solution?
by Kevin Jones 9 years ago
Thanks Andrew! That did it alright. Nice smooth text again! This is an excellent work-around for the problem. I tend to use a lot of Motion text in my projects and this will certainly help. Now if I c
Using ND filter to create narrower D.O.F?
by Christopher Travis 10 years ago
Hello all, Sorry if this is a repost, if it is please feel free to roll your eyes and make sarcastic comments, as long as you direct me to a good thread that discusses this issue it's all the same to
Re: Using ND filter to create narrower D.O.F?
by Kevin Jones 10 years ago
I agree. As a general rule of thumb, you should try to put as mush distance as possible between your talent and the background. Not so easy in small room interview locations. Case the location and loo
XDCAM EX 30P to SD DVD Questions
by Andy Bissonnette 10 years ago
Hey everyone, I've been researching and researching with no luck on this. I have a bunch of footage shot with the EX-3 set to XDCAM EX 1920x1080 30p. I am using fcp6. What is the best way to get this
Re: XDCAM EX 30P to SD DVD Questions
by Kevin Jones 10 years ago
Here's Doug Jensen's workflow: Many people have written to ask me about my Final Cut Pro workflow for creating DVDs from XDCAM footage. Let me start by saying that I do not claim to be an FCP expert,
Best Format For Video Projector
by Kevin Jones 10 years ago
I have a project shot with the EX-1, in 1280p 30 , edited on Final Cut Pro using Pro Res. My client wants to play the completed project off of a Mac laptop through a video projector. I will deliver it
Re: Best Format For Video Projector
by Noah Kadner 10 years ago
Which projector There are video one's and presentation ones- really there are thousands out there. Without knowing more it would be a shot in the dark. Noah Check out my book: RED: The Ultimate Guide
EX-1 LCD to Viewfinder Conversion?
by Kevin Jones 10 years ago
Has anyone found a decent add-on attachment that can convert the EX-1's LCD monitor into an EX-3 -like viewfinder Not wanting the limp sock thing I've seen. Hoping for something more similar to the Ho
Re: EX-1 LCD to Viewfinder Conversion?
by Clint Fleckenstein 10 years ago
I posted a while back (with photos) about how that's an unlikely scenario. I slid the EX3 viewfinder piece (yeah, it's removable - COOL) off one of our cameras and held it up to the EX1's LCD. They do
Audio EQ Settings For Voice And Music Mix?
by Kevin Jones 11 years ago
I'm trying to get a good audio mix on a FCP project. A voice-over and music playing at the same time. I want the music to be nice and loud, but still be able to hear and understand the VO. I seem to r
Re: Audio EQ Settings For Voice And Music Mix?
by Kevin Jones 11 years ago
Thanks, I'll give it a try. kj 2.5GHz Quad-core PowerPC G5 Final Cut Studio 2
Paint Drip Transition?
by Kevin Jones 11 years ago
I have a client editing a video about an artist and she wants what she is calling a "paint drip transition". Anyone know of such a transition for FCP Thanks. Kevin Jones2.5GHz Quad-core PowerPC G5 Fin
Re: Paint Drip Transition?
by david bogie 11 years ago
There's a new tutorial here on the Cow for using Gradient Wipes in FCP. All you need is the footage or a Photoshop illustration with some grayscale values. Gradient Wipes are great tools. bogiesan
EX3 rolling low light noise
by Brett Nelson 11 years ago
Hello, I'm a new EX3 user. I'm very happy with the camera so far. I am having an issue in some low light situations. I get a broad faint horizontal band that moves from bottom to top. It's like blurre
Re: EX3 rolling low light noise
by Kevin Jones 11 years ago
In the past with a different camera, while shooting around large manufacturing machines with intense magnetic fields, I have seen a rolling like you describe in my viewfinder. Was happy to see later t
Questions for Rafael
by Kevin Jones 11 years ago
Rafael, Could you please explain what "Render all YUV material in High Precision YUV" does to improve the look of your SD renders Also, I wanted to compliment you on the beautiful video on your websit
Re: Questions for Rafael
by Kevin Jones 11 years ago
Thanks Andy...nice response! kj 2.5GHz Quad-core PowerPC G5 Final Cut Studio 2
Sony XDCAM EX Transcode question
by Brian Stenson 11 years ago
Hey guys. Project shot with EX-1, XDCAMEX 25fps. I have a mac at home with FCP 6.0.4 but in work we still only run 6.0 with Blackmagic cards. I've tried transcoding at home to a few different codecs i
Re: Sony XDCAM EX Transcode question
by Kevin Jones 11 years ago
Rafael, Could you please explain what "Render all YUV material in High Precision YUV" does to improve the look of SD renders Also, I wanted to compliment you on the beautiful video on your website. Ha
Chroma Key That Fuzzy Hair!
by Kevin Jones 11 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to do some chroma key shot of a female subject with fuzzy hair using the tools available with FCP Studio 2. Could someone give me a few tips on how to deal with the hair I'm pulling a g
Re: Chroma Key That Fuzzy Hair!
by Kevin Jones 11 years ago
Shot with XDCAM EX. 1080i. kj 2.5GHz Quad-core PowerPC G5 Final Cut Studio 2
Pro Res Plays Over Firewire?
by Kevin Jones 11 years ago
I dropped a Sony EX-1 1080i project onto a timeline, setup in FCP Easy Setup for DV-NTSC Firewire Basic. I changed the rendering to Pro res and rendered the timeline as usual. Looks great and plays fi
Re: Pro Res Plays Over Firewire?
by Kevin Jones 11 years ago
Just tried it with an XDCAM clip in an XDCAM timeline rendering to Pro Res. Yes it will play over a firewire if you change the Easy Setup to Firewire Basic, but the image is so degraded as to be unusa
Boris FX 9 Not Working in FCP Studio 2?
by Kevin Jones 12 years ago
I recently upgraded from FCP Studio to Studio 2. Boris FX appears in the effects tab as before the upgrade. I can drag Boris onto a clip in the timeline. When I click on the filters tab, Boris appears
Re: Boris FX 9 Not Working in FCP Studio 2?
by Kevin Jones 12 years ago
I am trying to use 1080i XDCAM footage and I may have read somewhere that XDCAM is not supported by Boris FX 9. Have you heard of this problem Thanks. Kevin Jones 2.5GHz Quad-core PowerPC G5 Final Cut
Boris FX 9 Not Working in FCP Studio 2?
by Kevin Jones 12 years ago
I recently upgraded from FCP Studio to Studio 2. Boris FX appears in the effects tab as before the upgrade. I can drag Boris onto a clip in the timeline. When I click on the filters tab, Boris appears
Re: Boris FX 9 Not Working in FCP Studio 2?
by Kevin Jones 12 years ago
I am trying to use 1080i XDCAM footage and I may have read somewhere that XDCAM is not supported by Boris FX 9. Have you heard of this problem Thanks. Kevin Jones2.5GHz Quad-core PowerPC G5 Final Cut
OT Soap Poisioning Song
by Kevin Jones 12 years ago
Greetings All, I'm trying to find out the name of the song used in the soap poisioning scene in the movie "A Christmas Story". A violin piece commonly used in cartoons and the like to denote saddness
Re: OT Soap Poisioning Song
by Joe Hayden 12 years ago
Is it Peter & The Wolf I did a google for "A Christmas Story" soundtrack.
Library Window Stuck Half Off Screen?
by Kevin Jones 13 years ago
Hi! I'm new to Boris, so this may be a simple fix for the more advanced users. Everytime I launch Boris FX 9 from Final Cut Pro I find the library window is partially stuck off screen, upper left side
Re: Library Window Stuck Half Off Screen?
by Kevin Jones 13 years ago
No Boris FX 9 "View" Menu is showing. Should Boris FX 9 have it's own menu at the top of the screen as does every other program I run All I see displayed at the top of the screen is the Final Cut Pro
Which Version of Boris FX Should I Use For Final Cut Pro?
by Kevin Jones 13 years ago
Greetings! I am looking to purchase Boris FX for my Final Cut Pro system: 2.5GHz Quad-core PowerPC G5 4GB DDR533 NON ECC 4X1GB 2X500GB Serial ATA-7200rpm 16x SD DL(DVD-R CD-RW) NVIDIA GF 6600 256 SDRA
Re: Which Version of Boris FX Should I Use For Final Cut Pro?
by Paul FX 13 years ago
Kevin, the current version of FX (v9) should work just fine with FCP 5.0.1. Most of the compatibility issues are with FCP 5.1.x.
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