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Les Kaye

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Working with funky multicam footage
by Les Kaye 6 years ago
First FCPx project. Five different cameras, ALL different formats, not only no TC, but no continuous TC - some cameras were stopping and starting at different point. Some didn't Can someone point me i
Re: Working with funky multicam footage
by Les Kaye 6 years ago
Thanks for all the replies. Since I don't have an iPad, does anyone know if there's a version of Ripple Training's Multicam course available for OSx or an iPhone Alternative choices are also appreciat
Passing of Ramsey Marzouk
by Les Kaye 7 years ago
Since I don't know the correct forum (or if there is a correct forum), I'll cross-post to where it would be appropriate. I simply wanted to inform a few of the post-productions groups that Ramsey Marz
Re: Passing of Ramsey Marzouk
by Alex Udell 7 years ago
Well said Les. I was greatly saddened by this news as well. He will be missed. Alex edit*or
Passing of Ramsey Marzouk
by Les Kaye 7 years ago
Since I don't know the correct forum (or if there is a correct forum), I'll cross-post to where it would be appropriate. I simply wanted to inform a few of the post-productions groups that Ramsey Marz
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Therese Marzouk liked this 7 years ago
Re: Passing of Ramsey Marzouk
by Therese Marzouk 7 years ago
Thanks for sharing that story-- we (our kids and I) enjoy reading them! -Therese Marzouk
Passing of Ramsey Marzouk
by Les Kaye 7 years ago
Since I don't know the correct forum (or if there is a correct forum), I'll cross-post to where it would be appropriate. I simply wanted to inform a few of the post-productions groups that Ramsey Marz
Re: Passing of Ramsey Marzouk
by dan luke 7 years ago
I thought DVision edit was a great program. And I used it right to the end. While I never knew Ramsey, I knew his work and it was stellar. He died too young.
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Passing of Ramsey Marzouk
by Les Kaye 7 years ago
Since I don't know the correct forum (or if there is a correct forum), I'll cross-post to where it would be appropriate. I simply wanted to inform a few of the post-productions groups that Ramsey Marz
Re: Passing of Ramsey Marzouk
by David Roth Weiss 7 years ago
I was very sad to hear Ramsey had passed away Les. As you know, I knew him, and I knew he was young, but I didn't know he was just 44. He leaves behind young children and a wife as well, so that makes
Passing of Ramsey Marzouk
by Les Kaye 7 years ago
Since I don't know the correct forum (or if there is a correct forum), I'll cross-post to where it would be appropriate. I simply wanted to inform a few of the post-productions groups that Ramsey Marz
Re: Passing of Ramsey Marzouk
by Thomas Roberts 7 years ago
Ramsey was a personal friend. We've been friends for about 12 years. We usually got together for family events for our kids. We also would hang out at the Sony Vegas Event and simply laugh a lot. Grea
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Bunim/Murray chooses Avid
by John Kaley 8 years ago
http: www.thestreet.com story 11364598 1 reality-tv-leader-bunimmurray-productions-selects-avid8217s-professional-editing-and-storage-solutions.html
Re: Bunim/Murray chooses Avid
by Les Kaye 8 years ago
Chris Harlan "FCP made small inroads into Features, but it was is huge in reality, in promo, in trailer" I believe this is a little turned around. Yes FCP is huge in promos and trailers, and was (fin
Is FCPX really worth it?
by David Roth Weiss 8 years ago
Since the April 13th "sneak," FCP users have experienced upheaval and turmoil that I liken to a "civil war," with brothers fighting brothers and editors quarreling among themselves, because lives and
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Martti Ekstrand liked this 8 years ago
Re: Is FCPX really worth it?
by Les Kaye 8 years ago
Tom Wolsky "Their interest in software for computers is pretty limited." Astute comment Tom. Still, there's a (very small) part of me that thinks perhaps Tim Cook won't be as rigid about these decisi
For the discreet edit vets
by Les Kaye 8 years ago
I thought this was as good a place on the COW as any to catch the old-timers, so here ya go: http: techcrunch.com 2011 09 06 carol-bartz-fired www.leskaye.net
Re: For the discreet edit vets
by Chris Walsh 8 years ago
Yahoo! Chris Walsh www.musicfog.com Silver Spring, MD Final Cut & AVID MC5 Former Windows User and edit* lover
Bella Keyboard System prefs shortcut
by Les Kaye 8 years ago
Having a little trouble trying to set up a hot key (m1) to access Sound in System Preferences. Advice or links would be appreciated. Otherwise the keyboard is working fine. MacPro 10.6.6 Quad Core 12G
Blog: The Future of Editing
by walter biscardi 8 years ago
Tuesday was a whirlwind day. Started off early at a breakfast meeting with the top level executives of Avid and ended with the always entertaining Supermeet. Ok, maybe this year s Supermeet was a litt
Re: Blog: The "Future of Editing."
by Les Kaye 8 years ago
Mark Suszko "I got to see a better vimeo clip of the demo today " Care to post a link www.leskaye.net
FCP-X timeline
by Eric Jurgenson 8 years ago
Trying to get my head around the new "trackless grouping" paradigm. Does anyone else think that what is designed to simplify is actually going to make things much more confusing I'm freaked out that o
Re: FCP-X timeline
by Les Kaye 8 years ago
FWIW, anything's possible - especially with Apple - but I highly doubt that they'd neglect OMF or other critical workflows necessary in a "Pro" environment - regardless of the disappearing track trick
Welcome Final Cut X
by Devin Crane 8 years ago
So the next question is what's next for Motion, is it DOA
Re: Welcome Final Cut X
by Les Kaye 8 years ago
Chris Conlee "Yeah, I'd call BS on this. About 95% of all big budget features are cut on Avid." Since it appears that at least 5 of the Academy Award Best Picture nominees were cut on FCP (with the F
Supermeet
by Peter McAuley 8 years ago
Anyone now of a live blog or stream
Re: Supermeet
by Les Kaye 8 years ago
It looks like discreet edit!!! FYI-Macrumors has some sort of a photo feed going as well. www.leskaye.net
For those interested:
by Les Kaye 8 years ago
http: www.appleinsider.com articles 11 02 23 report_says_dramatic_ambitious_final_cut_pro_update_coming_in_spring_2011.html
Re: For those interested:
by Victor Perez 8 years ago
Spring NAB The Apple area at NAB for the release of FCP 6 (in my opinion) was a great event for the pro community. Would be good to attend another. If Apple were to have a booth there that is. Victor
Sharing Source clips markers between projects
by Les Kaye 9 years ago
Is there anyway to add clip markers to a low-rez NON-TC source, and then IMPORT these same source markers to a hi-rez version of the source (on a different system) that DOES have TC (I imagine I could
Re: Sharing Source clips markers between projects
by Bouke Vahl 9 years ago
Rounddtrip trough XML and relink from the imported XML retains markers. But then you can also link the low rez media to the high res media, and you still keep your markers... Even no need for TC if th
Newbie question about edges
by Les Kaye 9 years ago
Apologies about not searching prior to posting - but I'm not even sure what to even search for, and I've hit the ground running on a graphics job (I'm an experienced video producer editor without Illu
Re: Newbie question about edges
by Les Kaye 9 years ago
Thanks for the responses. I'll see if I can get the suggestions to work - the problems of modifying an already created template... LK www.leskaye.net
The future of FCP
by Les Kaye 9 years ago
In light of last month's thread: http: www.appleinsider.com articles 10 05 18 apple_scaling_final_cut_studio_apps_to_fit_prosumers.html www.leskaye.net
Re: The future of FCP
by Les Kaye 9 years ago
Maybe I need to improve my reading skills, but I took the last few sentences as meaning "Don't panic", and that ProApps development would still continue. But then that's just me... www.leskaye.net
Creating wmv
by Les Kaye 9 years ago
I've got a 22min 1080p .mov file I want to convert to WMV. I've tried exporting from the source viewer and I've tried exporting as a sequence with the same results: a 4 min truncated file, although it
Re: Creating wmv
by Peter Wolsey 6 years ago
If it's any use to anyone struggling to make decent mp4 wmv files on a MAC, I found Streamclip gave consistently dissappointing results when used on the Mac, but then took the advice that Streamclip e
Duplicate Frame issues
by Les Kaye 9 years ago
Both my friend and myself can't get it to work properly on different systems, with different projects. My first question: does the feature not work with DVCPRO 720p 24 projects It seems to work in a N
Re: Duplicate Frame issues
by Les Kaye 9 years ago
Yes Kevin. Sorry for not being clearer. I guess the question should be: are there any formats it doesn't work with www.leskaye.net
Compressing for USB TV playback
by Les Kaye 10 years ago
I've got some DVCPro 1080i & 720P videos that I'd like to encode for direct USB playback on a Samsung HDTV, which does NOT support quicktime, although it does support mp4 and H264. I want to keep the
Re: Compressing for USB TV playback
by Les Kaye 10 years ago
Thanks for the advice, but unfortunately I had issues with the Handbrake exports: Either the video plays back in slomo (if I keep the same source fps settings), or else it just stutters and freezes (i
Srolling credits issues
by Les Kaye 10 years ago
I have an End Title crawl created in Photoshop, and brought into AE for a simple scroll for use in a 720p DVCPro HD project in Final Cut Pro. I've exported as an animation codec to insert back into FC
Re: Srolling credits issues
by Les Kaye 10 years ago
Thanks Dave & Todd. I'm an editor, not a compositor - meaning I know just enough to cause problems... First, we decided to use white text again a black bg, with a few colored gfx sprinkled throughout.
Jittery scrolling titles
by Monica Nolan 10 years ago
I posted this in the FCP forum, but have AE questions as well: I'm trying to get decent (non-jittery) scrolling titles working in a doc I'm finishing and I'm looking for advice on workflow and where t
Re: Jittery scrolling titles
by Les Kaye 10 years ago
Thanks Kevin. I'm returning to AE after awhile on Combustion and Motion, and just tried your expression on a title scroll I'm having problems with. The scroll started fine, but then began speeding up
Title Scroll
by Les Kaye 10 years ago
Apologies if this has been covered, but a search didn't help: I've received the a psd of the end credits for a 720p film (shot in DVCPRO 720p 23.98). The Pixel Dimensions are: Pixel Dimensions 2667 Wi
Re: Title Scroll
by Neal Barenblat 10 years ago
I'm not sure what dimensions DVCPro shoots in (either 960x720 or 1280x720). In Photoshop, readjust the size of the image to match the correct dimensions and resize everything. There is no reason for a
Striped 0 - Did I do this correctly?
by Les Kaye 10 years ago
I've done a RAID 0 of striped two 1 TB drives. Everything appears okay - the new RAID shows up on the desktop and the sidebar - but in looking in Disk Utility, I'm not sure if it is correct. The left
Re: Striped 0 - Did I do this correctly?
by Les Kaye 10 years ago
Thanks Paul! www.leskaye.net
Match Move when losing tracker
by Les Kaye 10 years ago
I know this has been asked, but I don't know if it was ever answered: I have 2 shots: -a handheld shot where I'm replacing a sign. I'm able to do a successful match move UNTIL: the shot zooms in past
Re: Match Move when losing tracker
by Les Kaye 10 years ago
Thanks Stephen. Much better luck, but still not a great acceptable result. The shot is a shaky camera with a fast zoom in, so it is difficult. Still, I'll give it another whirl as well as try on a dif
Mac Mail Question (Leopard)
by Les Kaye 11 years ago
I received a mass email that was also sent to a few hundred others, and now ALL these additional new email addresses appear in the default list when I access the TO field. None of them show up in Addr
Re: Mac Mail Question (Leopard)
by Les Kaye 11 years ago
Figured it out...Thanks www.leskaye.net
Mac Mail Set-up
by Chris Babbitt 11 years ago
I recently had a new web site designed and part of the process was setting up two e-mail accounts for the URL address. They gave me a droplet which automatically set-up the accounts on my computer. Th
Re: Mac Mail Set-up
by Les Kaye 11 years ago
Sorry - wrong thread www.leskaye.net
End Credit Scroll
by Les Kaye 11 years ago
Having a bear of time trying to do this - do others have the same issues I've copied and pasted text into the canvas. However it would repeatedly get distorted after an undo. Even simply closing and o
Re: End Credit Scroll
by Les Kaye 11 years ago
Hey Noah - yeah, I had pretty much had done that last night and it worked great, so many thanks. One question though - I've had a break from FCP 5 & Motion 2 for awhile and am not getting back into it
Display issues between computer & iPhone (iPod Touch)
by Les Kaye 11 years ago
www.leskaye.net The site was designed using iWeb and is on .mac with a Yahoo domain. The site could be a tad faster - but it is A LOT of videos so I'm okay with that. The issue: On a regular computer
Re: Display issues, etc. - resolved
by Les Kaye 11 years ago
Abraham's response pretty much nailed it, and it appears to be a bug( ) in iWeb. Although I didn't do anything differently in the design of my name on each page, apparently iWeb DID converted this sec
Simple Data Recovery (not OS X)
by Les Kaye 11 years ago
I've got some old Syguest cartridges (44mb & 88mb) and I'd like to have the data simply transferred to CD or DVD. There's no reason to believe the disks are damaged (although they have not been used i
Newbie Post Recording Questions
by Les Kaye 11 years ago
Hi everyone - first time poster here: I am NOT a professional audio person, but here is what I'll be doing: I plan to record a simple acoustic guitar with a Shure M57 mic and an M-Audio Fast Track USB
Re: Newbie Post Recording Questions
by Les Kaye 11 years ago
Thank you Ty. Unfortunately or not, this is the equipment I have - there won't be anything else. Thanks for your initial suggestions. I'll try the filters you suggest. -LK www.leskaye.net
Which Avid on an older MacBook Pro?
by Les Kaye 11 years ago
MPB 2.33 Ghz, Dual core Intel 2mb RAM ATI Radeon x1600 card OSx 10.5.3 No luck on the other Avid forum. Let's try here... It's been a few years since I've worked on an Avid - for the last few years it
Re: Which Avid on an older MacBook Pro?
by Les Kaye 11 years ago
Hi Brett, Thanks for the response. Apparently there is a way use an Avid MC with the ATI card in version 2.8. Several posts on the Avid forum describe how to go into legacy mode (holding down O & L) w
Which Avid on an older MacBook Pro?
by Les Kaye 11 years ago
MPB 2.33 Ghz, Dual core Intel 2mb RAM ATI Radeon x1600 card OSx 10.5.3 Sorry if this has been previously discussed (could not find a definitive answer) It's been a few years since I've worked on an Av
Verify after fact?
by Les Kaye 11 years ago
Is there a way to verify the integrity of a DVD disk AFTER it's been burned (Not simply the Toast preference immediately after). I'm using Mac OSc 10.4.2. and DVD Studio Pro. Thanks www.leskaye.net
Re: Verify after fact?
by Michael Sacci 11 years ago
Not with DVDSP, there is a program call DVD After Edit that has a compare feature.
Compressor: CBR Bitrate recommendations
by Les Kaye 11 years ago
The material shot was NTSC DV 16:9. Will I see a difference with settings that are both set to CBR, one with the default bitrate of 5.0, and the other at a CBR of 7.7 I ask because the first yields an
Re: Compressor: CBR Bitrate recommendations
by Les Kaye 11 years ago
Thanks Daniel. www.leskaye.net
Installing Leopard - Apple Tech recommendation
by Les Kaye 11 years ago
Not sure if I'm asking advice or passing along information, but here goes. In talking to an Apple Care tech yesterday about an Airport Extreme issue caused by the latest Airport update in Tiger, I cas
Re: Installing Leopard - Apple Tech recommendation
by Les Kaye 11 years ago
Thanks Zane, hopefully this shouldn't be a problem. I've been holding of doing an install of FCPS 2.0 (brand new) until I install Leopard. Same with the new MS Office, although this would be an upgrad
Extracting audio from mpg1 file - Help
by Les Kaye 12 years ago
I have a cd with an mpg file on it. Importing into FCP only imports video. Attempting to export the from within QT Pro has audio option grayed out. I tried exporting the file as an mp3 in Squeeze and
Re: Extracting audio from mpg1 file - Help
by Daniel Low 12 years ago
Use MPEGStreamclip to demux the audio and video and import them individually into FCP. http: www.squared5.com
Trying to recreate a LiveType project (with effects) in Motion
by Les Kaye 12 years ago
I know this may be an Apples & Oranges thing, but with Motion incorporating more and more LiveType functionality, is there any sort of guide (written or otherwise) that matches Motion behaviors to Liv
Re: Trying to recreate a LiveType project (with effects) in Motion
by Les Kaye 12 years ago
Noah Kadner "Check the text animation behaviors" Thanks I've already tried that. Unfortunately there's not an exact semantic corollary between a Motion behavior and a LiveType effect. I don't want to
Layer fx not appearing below mask
by Les Kaye 12 years ago
This is something I've done a bunch o' times before, but ain't working now: I sent two identical one second layers from FCP to Motion. In Motion I created a garbage mask on the top layer added an anim
Re: Layer fx not appearing below mask
by Les Kaye 12 years ago
Thanks, figured it out.
Boris Light FX...
by Alex Udell 13 years ago
Hi Guys... Working on a MC Adrenaline this evening. Client wanted me to add a Light Sheen animating across the face of text elements. The elements were madein PSD with Alpha channels.... I found the B
Re: Boris Light FX...
by Les Kaye 13 years ago
Les Kaye "AE problems within Avid" Talk about a slip - make that "AE plug-ins within Avid".
Missing Essential Keyboard Commands in 2.0
by Larry Sherwood 13 years ago
I've just checked and I must say I'm a bit stumped. In v.1.5 you could load many clips into the source viewer and you could map a keyboard command to load First Last Next Previous clip. Now in 2.0 I c
Re: Useability in Premiere Pro
by Les Kaye 13 years ago
Just curious - is there an extend edit function as there is in Avid & FCP A single keystroke extends the cut point to where the timeline cursor is parked.
Will Adobe ever want their video editing program to be taken seriously by professionals?
by Jim Jim 14 years ago
No DVCPRO HD support. Nice. Well I just want to let Adobe know that they have lost me as a customer for good. Of course I will still use Photoshop but that is about it. If all the REAL video edting so
Re: Will Adobe ever want their video editing program to be taken seriously by professionals?
by Les Kaye 13 years ago
Carl ".- Well, in the 10+ years I've used, installed and serviced Avid systems , both Mac and PC (For a living) I had the time to test a Lot." Carl "Well, I don't know who the heck is Wes Plate, have
Can someone settle this?
by Les Kaye 13 years ago
A little discussion over at the COW Premiere Pro forum: Does Avid "run" on Quicktime. Although it was always my understanding Avid converted QT to it's own proprietery omfi format, a PPro poster has m
Re: Can someone settle this?
by Les Kaye 13 years ago
Thanks Wes.
*NEW* KONA 3!
by AJA Sales Department 14 years ago
Hello! We are pleased to announce the powerful new KONA 3, built upon a blazing fast 4-lane PCIe bus interface, and an all new extensible architecture. KONA 3 is our new flagship card for OSX, offerin
Re: *NEW* KONA 3!
by Les Kaye 14 years ago
walter biscardi "If you own a Dual 2.7 there's no reason for you to purchase a Kona 3, it's essentially the same card, but supporting the new PCIe machines." Walter - In addition to the new keying fe
Avid Newby questions
by John Baumchen 14 years ago
Hi all, I've just begun to cut my teeth on an Adrenaline system. My previous experience has been on PremierePro and I'm trying to convert and have a couple of questions that I hope someone with more e
Re: Avid Newby questions
by Les Kaye 14 years ago
eda "An Avid WILL scroll the waveform in the timeline to follow the playhead indicator, if you have that option turned on" First, I'm aware of what Avid will and will not do. The method you mention i
The Big Picture
by Eric Jurgenson 14 years ago
OK, I'm going to delude myself for a few minutes, and pretend that this post will come to the attention of the decision makers at Adobe. And I have some advice to give them: Put all available resource
Re: The Big Picture
by Les Kaye 14 years ago
R. Hewitt "One thing is very clear from this; Europe is heading in a very different direction to the US" I'm sorry (and not trying to be contentious), but where in this thread was this made clear
Kona 2 vs Axio
by Les Kaye 14 years ago
Posted this in a couple of other forums without a response (or at least a straight answer) - and figured I might as well waste some bandwidth here (BTW - I'm remotely NOT interested in PPro...). So...
Re: Kona 2 vs Axio
by Les Kaye 14 years ago
Walter Biscardi "As for what you're looking for, we get RT CC, Slo Mo, multiple graphics layers, plus a lot more here no problem running a Dual 2.0 with a Fibre Channel Array." To expand (belabor ) m
Something different?
by Les Kaye 14 years ago
Okay...what's changed Did you reset cookies I noticed that all formerly accessed posts are no longer marked as read, and my name is no longer noted in Red. More troubling...not all posts read now seem
Re: Something different?
by Les Kaye 14 years ago
Ron Lindeboom "You'll destroy the reputation that some have tried to foment regarding me as a callous, disrespectful, cold-hearted, unfeeling bigot who cares for no one but himself." Ron, not to worr
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