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Laura Seltzer-Duny

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Member Since:
August 1st 2011
15 Posts
Trouble with .mov clips converted from MXF
by Laura Seltzer-Duny 3 years ago
The original clips I was working with in premiere were MXF files and the play back was lagging badly so I was told to convert them. I converted the clips through media encoder to Pro Res 422. When i i
"Generating Peak Files" out of control
by Steve Keller 8 years ago
Suddenly, PP wants to generate peak files for every file I import. Worse yet, if I open an existing project, wait forever for the peak files to be generated, save, close, and reopen the same file, it
Re: "Generating Peak Files" out of control
by Laura Seltzer-Duny 3 years ago
I'm having the same issue with my system constantly generating peak files. Upgraded in the middle of a large project and every time I open the project it takes forever to "generate peak files." Someon
FCP 7 project disappeared after external hard drive improperly ejected
by Laura Seltzer-Duny 4 years ago
Any advice on how to retrieve a fcp 7 project after it disappeared because my external hard drive improperly ejected while in the middle of an edit Laura - 202-210-4689 Laura Seltzer-Duny SeltzerFilmV
Re: FCP 7 project disappeared after external hard drive improperly ejected
by Nick Meyers 4 years ago
the project file has disappeared from the external that's weird. well, i'd just go to the autosave vault. i always keep that on my system drive in case of drive problems. nick
audio filters for FCP7
by Laura Seltzer-Duny 5 years ago
I'm editing an interview on FCP7and it sound like the wireless lab is rubbing against the speakers shirt. Any tips for specific audio filters techniques in FCP 7 to minimize the low rubbing sound Laur
Re: audio filters for FCP7
by Shane Ross 5 years ago
YEAH...that's even too tough for the audio professionals. Which is why when we run Lav's we also have a boom mic. So in case the lav takes a hit by a hand or clothing rub, we can switch to the boom fo
Laura Seltzer-Duny 5 years ago
I have a graphic that I need to turn into a vector file. I have a JPEG and PNG. My graphics person works in Illustrator. I read that could easily convert files via the Inkscape program that runs on XQuartz.
Does anyone know if this is a good/safe program to use for MAC?
Any tips on other ways to easily convert a graphic into a vector file?
Editing a photo montage in FCP7
by Laura Seltzer-Duny 5 years ago
I have to edit a basic photo montage for a client. No graphics. Just moving images cut to music. I edit on FCP7 and putting moves on numerous photos can time-consuming. Is there a plug-in that would a
Re: Editing a photo montage in FCP7
by Mark Suszko 5 years ago
Doing the montages in FCP7 can go faster if you remember that you can cut and paste attributes into clips, so, if you make, say, four custom moves, you can then keep copy pasting all that keyframing w
unreadable CF card
by Laura Seltzer-Duny 6 years ago
I shot hundreds of photos for a client today. As I was shooting, I reviewed the photos every hour or so and they looked good. I also selectively deleted a handful of photos during the day. Towards the
Re: unreadable CF card
by Colin Ryan 6 years ago
This sort of thing seems to happen a lot to me. I broke down and got stellar Phoenix recovery. It works really well on cf cards as long as you didn't format them after the shoot. We have 2 mark II 5D'
Using Pan & Zoom plug-in on FCP 7
by Laura Seltzer-Duny 6 years ago
I downloaded the "Pan and Zoom" plug in from FX factory into my FCP7. I'm looking for a basic on-line tutorial on how to use it in 7. I can only find it for X. The FX factory site says that the downlo
Re: Using Pan & Zoom plug-in on FCP 7
by Mark Suszko 6 years ago
Typically you would go to the filters tab after invoking the plug-in, and there will be a control panel for it there. Every plug-in I have ever used in FCP came with a "read me" file as part of the do
Compressor settings for 30 min web videos
by Laura Seltzer-Duny 6 years ago
I need to figure out the best Compressor output for 30 minute QT videos to be posted on the web. It's a series of lectures and they'll be watched in a small box on a website. I've been using the follo
Re: Compressor settings for 30 min web videos
by Kylee Peña 6 years ago
Just wondering, what are the specs for the source file blog: kyleesportfolio.com blog twitter: @kyl33t demo: kyleewall.com
importing mp4 files into AVID
by Laura Seltzer-Duny 6 years ago
Can I simply import mp4 files into AVID 5 Someone shot the footage, downloaded it and recorded over the original cards. It's about 2 hours of a class lecture that's ultimately going up on the web. I'l
Re: importing mp4 files into AVID
by Richard Sanchez 6 years ago
You can import it, but since MP4 files don't typically have timecode, it might be problematic come online. I did a test a while back where I imported the clip and the Avid assigned it a starting timec
using MP4 clips in an edit
by Laura Seltzer-Duny 7 years ago
I'm editing on FCP7 and have several hours of a workshop that needs to be edited. Our primary camera was shot on MP4 format and a second camera recorded the power point presentation on a miniDV. When
Re: using MP4 clips in an edit
by Steve Eisen 7 years ago
Laura Seltzer "how we can import the entire file " My recommendation would have been to Log and Transfer the mp4 footage. That is IF, you have the COMPLETE card structure from the original camera. St
purchasing the AVID Media Composer trial
by Laura Seltzer-Duny 8 years ago
I've been using the AVID Media Composer 30 day trial for the past 29 days & need to purchase it today. The AVID activation is asking for my System ID & Serial Number to proceed with my purchase. I hav
Re: purchasing the AVID Media Composer trial
by Laura Seltzer-Duny 8 years ago
Thanks Tim - very helpful. Do you know of a phone number that I can call to talk to AVID
AVID trial version question
by Laura Seltzer-Duny 8 years ago
I need to edit a short rough cut on AVID for a client. I m about to download the 30 day Media Composer 5.5 Free Trial. Two questions: - After 30 days will I be able to seamlessly purchase and use the
Re: AVID trial version question
by Laura Seltzer-Duny 8 years ago
Excellent & thanks! I was concerned that there was a difference between the student and professional trial purchase. I was just talking to an editor and he thinks that it's essentially the same, but j
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