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Khashyar Darvich

Member Since:
May 6th 2006
230 Posts
100 posts
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Hollywood, CALIFORNIA
Disappointed in io/xt Upscale: Artifacts in frames with movement - DV to 1080i upscale with AJA io/xt
by Khashyar Darvich 4 years ago
Hi Everyone, I'm a little disappointed. Last August, we purchased an AJA io xt, and a used Sony DVCAM deck with SDI out, for the specific purpose of upscaling DV footage for a prominent feature docume
Re: Disappointed in io/xt Upscale: Artifacts in frames with movement - DV to 1080i upscale with AJA io/xt
by Khashyar Darvich 4 years ago
I do want to compliment AJA customer service and support that they will be sending me a new replacement unit to test whether there is a defect in the hardware. I do appreciate their effort to solve an
Calibrating Dreamcolor Z27X Monitor on Mac Yosemite OS
by Khashyar Darvich 5 years ago
Hi Everyone, We are about to purchase an HP Dreamcolor Z27x monitor for color grading a project (we think it is the best value for the quality), and we read on the BHPhoto reviews on the monitor that
Re: Calibrating Dreamcolor Z27X Monitor on Mac Yosemite OS
by Khashyar Darvich 4 years ago
Hi Everyone... There is another HP branded color calibration device (which I saw on ebay today) which I am not sure works with the Dreamcolor. But, it is worth investigating for Dreamcolor owners: htt
Quality of Aja io video upscale conversion compared with conversion software like Red Giant Instant HD
by Khashyar Darvich 5 years ago
Hi Everyone, We just purchased an AJA io XT, and we have several DV tapes (as well as a Sony DSR-25 DV deck that has a BNC output). We are working on a 1920x1080 project, and wanted to use the io xt t
Re: Quality of Aja io video upscale conversion compared with conversion software like Red Giant Instant HD
by Khashyar Darvich 4 years ago
Hi Frank... Much success and luck with your project. I also will have one of those decades long film projects that we will be resume working on after we finish our current project. Based on what I've
Upscaling DV footage with hardware versus software (AE or Instant HD) - Is there really that much difference?
by Khashyar Darvich 5 years ago
Hi Everyone, We are wanting to upconvert miniDV to 1080, and have been researching for days on the best method. The consensus seems to be that hardware conversions are better than software conversions
Re: Upscaling DV footage with hardware versus software (AE or Instant HD) - Is there really that much difference?
by Khashyar Darvich 5 years ago
Thank you again for your time in sharing your thoughts and feedback... I'm sure that there are many documentaries like ours that need to incorporate older DV footage, so I hope this helps others who h
Red Giant Instant 4k versus Instant HD for upscaling DV to 1080 HD - did they improve the algorithms?
by Khashyar Darvich 5 years ago
Hi Everyone, I was chatting with someone from Red Giant about its "Shoot Suite" 12.6, and specifically about the Instant 4k upscaling plugin. The Red Giant rep said that they improved their algorithms
Re: Red Giant Instant 4k versus Instant HD for upscaling DV to 1080 HD - did they improve the algorithms?
by Khashyar Darvich 5 years ago
Thanks, Walter... Yes, it looks like it will be a matter of experimenting with settings and performing some test renders outputs Producer-Director Wakan Films Hollywood, CA www.wakan.com
Can LCD monitors be calibrated with color bars as older CRT monitors were?
by Khashyar Darvich 5 years ago
Hi Everyone, We just purchased a Dreamcolor Z27x monitor so that we can evaluate color and quality of footage during editing. We also plan on using it for color grading (we thought it was a good compr
Re: Can LCD monitors be calibrated with color bars as older CRT monitors were?
by Khashyar Darvich 5 years ago
In case this might be helpful for other who are trying best calibrate their LCD monitors for color accuracy: After reading reviews and researching, we decided to purchase the "X-Rite i1Display Pro" mo
Dragging file from Finder to FCP shortens in/out of the same clip listed in CatDV Catalogue file
by Khashyar Darvich 7 years ago
Hello Everyone, I posted an issue a couple days ago about clips in CatDV being permanently "clipped" or shortened when selecting ins and outs of that clip, and adding them to a sequence to import to F
Re: Dragging file from Finder to FCP shortens in/out of the same clip listed in CatDV Catalogue file
by Khashyar Darvich 6 years ago
Hi Everyone... I think I found the solution... Firstly, let me say that we were having the issue because we were using CatDV 9 and FCP 6, and with DV codec footage that was created with clipwrap from
Strange "sub-clipping" of original master clips when adding partial clip to sequence
by Khashyar Darvich 7 years ago
Hi Everyone, For the most part, we really like and value CatDV in helping us manage hundreds of hours for our feature documentary film projects. But, there are some occasional slight bugs that we've s
Re: Strange "sub-clipping" of original master clips when adding partial clip to sequence
by Khashyar Darvich 7 years ago
Another update... I was working with out editor today, and the issue happened again... The issue did not occur when he selected ins and outs of clips, but when he clicked "reveal in finder" and then d
Achieving the best balance between speed and detail in Verbatim Logger: How much detail and timecode to add in effective logging?
by Khashyar Darvich 7 years ago
Hello Everyone, I'm Producing-Directing a feature documentary film with 500 hours of footage, and I am extremely happy with CatDV and how it seems like it will ultimately speed up the editing process,
Re: Achieving the best balance between speed and detail in Verbatim Logger: How much detail and timecode to add in effective logging?
by Khashyar Darvich 7 years ago
Thank you again, Bryson... I will look at the search filters (and smart folders) and see how to pull up "today's date" as a search option. I don't recall the training videos on the CatDV website menti
Tagging and Searching Video Files - Best method or software to "tag" and search through large numbers of clips (without using FCPX)
by Khashyar Darvich 7 years ago
Hi Everyone, We are about to embark on editing a feature documentary film with about 500 hours of footage (that includes thousands of clips). I have been reflecting on what is the best method, process
Re: Tagging and Searching Video Files - Best method or software to "tag" and search through large numbers of clips (without using FCPX)
by Khashyar Darvich 7 years ago
Thank you Nick and Jason, for your suggestions and ideas. I will look into catdv. Producer-Director Wakan Films Hollywood, CA www.wakan.com
What would you do? (removing 3 duplicate frames from a video pan)
by Khashyar Darvich 7 years ago
Hi Everyone, We are working on a feature documentary film that was partially shot on a Canon 7D... On some of the pans filmed with the 7D, there is a strange glitch or error whereby occasionally the 7
Re: What would you do? (removing 3 duplicate frames from a video pan)
by Khashyar Darvich 7 years ago
I received an email from a Creative Cow member, who recommended an After Effects script to recreate the 3 missing frames: http: aescripts.com pt_framerestorer I appreciate his email and suggestion. Pr
Canon 7D video footage has 3 duplicated freeze frames during pan
by Khashyar Darvich 7 years ago
Hi Everyone, For one of our feature documentary films, a portion of the video footage was shot with a Canon 7D. When we were looking at the footage that was shot, we noticed that some of the video (es
Re: Canon 7D video footage has 3 duplicated freeze frames during pan
by Khashyar Darvich 7 years ago
Thanks for your response, Brett. I converted the 7D video file to prores 422, then imported it in Final Cut Pro, and the 3 freeze frames in the pan were still there. I have read in different forums th
Video specs for consumer film download of a feature documentary film
by Khashyar Darvich 8 years ago
Hi Everyone, We are getting a feature documentary film (about the Dalai Lama) ready for customer downloads on a website, and were wondering what Compressor video specs and settings we should use so th
Re: Video specs for consumer film download of a feature documentary film
by Khashyar Darvich 8 years ago
One more question... Does MPEGStreamClip do a professional job of MP4 h.264 conversion Or, does Compressor produce higher quality results Thank you again. Khashyar
Best wireless lav mic with XLR audio output for documentary filmmaking
by Khashyar Darvich 10 years ago
Hello Everyone, I am a documentary filmmaker, and will be using cameras that have XLR inputs. I have been reading the threads here in the audio section, and am leaning towards the Sennheiser G3 wirele
Re: ME-66 as a good companion for the G3?
by Khashyar Darvich 10 years ago
Thank you for your detailed helpful information. Khashyar
Strange DVD compatibility issue - check disk will play on DVD players, but NOT on DVD players (different result for check disks from DVD author and replicator)
by Khashyar Darvich 10 years ago
Hello Everyone, Our DVD Author created a DVD dual layer project for us, and we are experiencing this weird computer DVD player compatibility issue: 1) the project was created as a dual layer DVD, on S
Re: Strange DVD compatibility issue - check disk will play on DVD players, but NOT on computers (different result for check disks from DVD author and replicator)
by Khashyar Darvich 10 years ago
Hi Dave, Thank you again for contributing your thoughts in trying to find the solution to this issue. And thank you very much for asking the opinion of the person who creates your glass masters. In th
Minimum recording levels for studio and field audio recordings? (help settle a disagreement)
by Khashyar Darvich 14 years ago
Hi Everyone, I was having a discussion with a studio engineer who is working on a documentary film that I'm directing, about audio levels when recording audio either in the field or in a studio. He wa
Re: Minimum recording levels for studio and field audio recordings? (help settle a disagreement)
by Khashyar Darvich 14 years ago
Thanks for your feedback, Ty. I just spoke with this other studio engineer friend of mine, and he mentioned to me that although ideally you want to have your average highs at tone (which is -12db's on
exporting project in Premiere 6.5 to Final Cut Pro with EDL
by Khashyar Darvich 14 years ago
Hi Everyone, I have a project in Premiere 6.5 that I want to export to Final Cut Pro 5.1 for the online edit. I have read that CMX3600 is a good EDL to use for the EDL export from Premiere. Will FCP b
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