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Mark Suszko

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30 years writing, directing, shooting, editing corporate video, government video, commercials, PSA's, DVD's music videos, forensics and the occasional wedding.

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Why one user Switched to FCPX
by Steve Connor 7 days ago
Just saw this on FCP.co and thought I'd beat Bill and post it on here first A genuine, agenda free, video about the benefits of FCPX https: www.youtube.com watch time_continue=390&v=Yiik10ChG9Y "Tradi
Re: Why one user Switched to FCPX
by Mark Suszko 3 days ago
"Share" Semantically, for me, means an export customized to a particular deliverable. "Export", - unless you opt for a different transcoding in the export dialogue - sends a flattened copy of the work
Why does my arm dissappear? Wierd
by chris pike 3 days ago
These are screen shots from video. Shot this with a Canon 5D mark iii. The cameraman said, hey your arm is dissappearing, during the shoot. So it wasn't a postproduction issue.
Re: Why does my arm dissappear? Wierd
by Mark Suszko 3 days ago
Glitch in the Matrix Or are you shooting 24 frames per second Maybe with additional shutter effects I'm going to guess this only happens standing against the bright window background
Need suggestions for affordable hypercardioid shotgun for use with smartphones and Canon Vixia camcorders
by Mark Suszko 5 days ago
Helping friends shoot their ukulele videos and I need a very directional shotgun that will favor their vocals and noticeably reject some of the instrument ambience they're playing. With plug adapters
Re: Need suggestions for affordable hypercardioid shotgun for use with smartphones and Canon Vixia camcorders
by Mark Suszko 4 days ago
Well, a parabolic might, but that's not in my range. I don't need 100 percent isolation of the vocal; just enough rejection of the ambient that the vocal is prominent.
Current Oscar Contenders
by Nick Griffin 3 weeks ago
Having just seen The Shape of Water I have to wonder why it's in the Best Picture category. It's an interesting film -- more than a little strange -- but very interesting nonetheless, just (IMHO) not
Re: Current Oscar Contenders
by Mark Suszko 6 days ago
Just watched "Shape of Water" yesterday, and it was OUTSTANDING. DelToro certainly has a recognizable style and does great with Magical Realism as well. The actors were all outstanding. Production des
Periscope, with Activeon CX or Canon SX60
by Kyel Matin 6 days ago
Hi, I want to know how I can set up a Periscope with an Activeon CX action cam and or a Canon SX60 bridge cam Both are Wifi enabled and I will be connecting via a company Twitter account on a laptop,
Re: Periscope, with Activeon CX or Canon SX60
by Mark Suszko 6 days ago
I'm not much help but I'd go a different way, add a shotgun mic to a smartphone which can already do the a periscope thing.
Pretty Neat Gadget
by Todd Terry 6 days ago
I probably should post this in Cinematography instead, but thought I'd post it for my Biz&Mkg friends first... I found this little gadget today completely by accident, and I think it's pretty cool. Se
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Re: Pretty Neat Gadget
by Mark Suszko 6 days ago
I've been using a soft rubber wedge-type door stop for this kind of thing for years. I like that it fits in my fanny pack or pocket. One time by pure chance I happened to have it on me at an event, a
Netflix Altered Carbon; cyberpunk done very, very right
by Mark Suszko 2 weeks ago
Based on the book by Richard Morgan, This is a cyberpunk story done right. Very, very right. It's like plugging directly into William Gibson's subconscious. With production values equaling theatrical
Screen recording software for windows
by Allison Willford 2 weeks ago
Hi all, not sure if this is the correct place to post this. Our IT department kicked me off macs and now I need a new screen recording software for my PC. I have used quick time in the past. I want HD
Re: Screen recording software for windows
by Mark Suszko 2 weeks ago
Camtasia is a long time favorite on Windows.
Filter out Harmonica in Soundtrack pro
by Dorian Weber 2 weeks ago
Hello, I am recording Guitar with Harmonica Songs. I would like to filter out the harmonica as much as possible. Unfortunately both instruments are on both tracks. I am very new to Soundtrack and woul
Re: Filter out Harmonica in Soundtrack pro
by Mark Suszko 2 weeks ago
Izotope is the expensive solution that would commonly be applied to this, but as the man says, some of the frequencies will overlap and what's left may not sound as good as you need it to.
Because Avid is sooooo hard
by Oliver Peters 3 weeks ago
Couldn't resist. http: www.avidblogs.com seven-year-old-auteur-shows-ed-asner-whats-up - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
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Re: Because Avid is sooooo hard
by Mark Suszko 2 weeks ago
" I usually decide to end the shot when people are done talking." I LOL'd at this. Sign me up for her MasterClass:-) Kids today, (the old man said), have it easier. When I was seven, for fun we made p
Any advice before I upgrade?
by Mark Suszko 3 weeks ago
2013 iMac, currently on 10.10.5 Yosemite, going to upgrade to High Sierra, and bring my FCPX from 10.2.3 to the latest, which I guess is 10.4. I'm probably going to just burn my boats and not bother a
Re: Any advice before I upgrade?
by Mark Suszko 3 weeks ago
Annnnd I found the list view picon toggle, silly me. Still doesn't answer the P2 symbol question, though
Church needs presentation switcher?
by Kyle Tyler 3 weeks ago
Happy New Year all! Noob here. I know churches don't have too fancy theatrics, but I'm just trying to help at the one I go to. They want the ability to show multiple content on a projection screen at
Re: Church needs presentation switcher?
by Mark Suszko 3 weeks ago
Kyle, I think what you linked to is more like a routing switcher, a sort of valve that can let any one thing at a time go thru and throw it to a projector or video wall. You're asking about putting up
Sundance success?
by Oliver Peters 4 weeks ago
Any read yet on number of Sundance films cut on FCPX vs Premiere Pro vs Media Composer Or maybe even Resolve - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Sundance success?
by Scott Witthaus 4 weeks ago
I guess my question, to start the debate, is why that matters If a shi**y film is cut on X, is there somehow a reflection on the product That's what cracks me up about Avid's marketing: "All the Acade
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Brillant...or insane?
by Mark Suszko 3 weeks ago
Well-washed-and-dried gallon plastic milk jug, stuffed with white LED Christmas light string. Use like a China Ball. Insanity... or genius A: A very under-funded genius. :-)
Re: Brillant...or insane?
by Mark Suszko 3 weeks ago
That's the impression you might get, if you only skimmed the thread....
Enhance!!
by Justin Burkhardt 3 weeks ago
Good morning, I have an old video that is poor quality. 25fps. 160x112. Very small and pixelated blocky. When I enlarge, it of course just gets worse. I have tried some different converters using debl
Re: Enhance!!
by Mark Suszko 3 weeks ago
Maybe a Terranex hardware-based scaler could help a little, but TANSTAAFL. If I was desperate, I might try exporting the video as a frame movie and using a fractal-based image scaler on it thru Photos
To fade or not to fade
by Oliver Peters 3 weeks ago
Throughout all of my commercial editing career, I've added picture fade ins and outs on all of my videos. I'm mainly talking about TV commercials here. This typically provides a "kiss of black" betwee
Re: To fade or not to fade
by Mark Suszko 3 weeks ago
Some servers and Master Control switchers may be programmed to do the fades at their end, automatically, so starting and ending on full frames would not be an issue there. If the place taking your del
Warren Miller runs out of black diamonds
by Mark Suszko 4 weeks ago
https: www.seattletimes.com sports snow-sports pioneering-inspiring-snow-sports-filmmaker-warren-a-miller-has-died-at-his-home-on-orcas-island-at-the-age-of-93 utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_c
Re: Warren Miller runs out of black diamonds
by Mark Suszko 3 weeks ago
Imagine how many people bought GoPros after being inspired by Miller's films. The sound tracks were often a good sampling of what was "hip" at that time.
Agreement for multiple videos
by Greg Ball 1 month ago
How would you folks (the best group on the Cow) create an agreement that includes creating 10 videos(1 per month) for the next year 1. Would you ask for a retainer then bill out each video as it's com
Re: Agreement for multiple videos
by Mark Suszko 4 weeks ago
Jeff; One thing I have to caution you about is to be wary of any deal that requires the discounts up front. In my lifetime, I have never seen this work out positively for the video person. Indeed, if
"Potemkin" at 100: Still relevant
by Mark Suszko 4 weeks ago
This was one of the films that had a strong influence on me from an early age. I think I was maybe eleven or twelve the first time I came across it. Channel 11, WTTW, in Chicago, used to run this at o
Project crashed - very little saved
by Scott Braden 4 weeks ago
I'm new to FCPX after being away from editing for 7-8 years. Just started work on my first project. While working on this new project I got the spinning color wheel of death that went on and on and on
Re: Project crashed - very little saved
by Mark Suszko 4 weeks ago
Search for autosave vault. And in prefs, you can set how long the machine waits between auto-saves. I'm paranoid so I set that for five minutes. Too much can happen in two hours to risk losing it.
Question Re: Legalities of using parts of youtube clips in your own timeline
by Darren Martin 4 weeks ago
Hey guys, just curious on the legalities of using a few second snipets of other peoples clips in your own video. Like for example if i want to use a couple of seconds of an olympic athlete winning a r
Re: Question Re: Legalities of using parts of youtube clips in your own timeline
by Mark Suszko 4 weeks ago
Your Olympic and Dr. King examples are among the hardest of things to get permission for. And no, it doesn't matter that you got them off someone else, or that they are short. You can't legally use th
Batch video rotating software
by Dougie Campbell 1 month ago
I'm on Creative Cloud so if there is something that would be excellent but basically I'm looking for software that can batch rotate videos. ideally looking for something that can just rotate the video
Re: Batch video rotating software
by Mark Suszko 4 weeks ago
If you mean from the editing timeline, well, that's up to you. Export one massive rotated clip and cut it up, or mark ins and outs on each clip and export them off the timeline as individual renders,
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Fixing captured VHS content with Motion 5
by Will Jones 2 months ago
Interesting problem, is it possible to use Motion 5 to fix the issues normally associated with captured VHS footage I'm fairly confident in the sharpening and de-interlacing filters to fix a number of
Re: Fixing captured VHS content with Motion 5
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
I can think of one way to try and fix that kind of damage. It would involve exporting the video as a "frame movie" of single frames, taking the frame movie into Photoshop, and using the healing brush
Navy and Military Marine footage
by Greg Ball 1 month ago
Does anyone know where to purchase footage of naval ships for a trade show video Is there a Navy source Greg Ball, President Ball Media Innovations, Inc. https: www.ballmediainnovations.com
Re: Navy and Military Marine footage
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
DOD has a media clip database of stuff that's public domain. Try here https: www.defense.gov Videos or contact a Public Information Officer to get hooked up with b-roll packages.
Need to mic a theatrical play - any advice would be appreciated
by Don Hertz 2 months ago
We are going to be live streaming a theatrical play and I need to mic the stage. The director does not want wireless mics on the talent as the play incorporates some audience interaction so it will be
Re: Need to mic a theatrical play - any advice would be appreciated
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
I advise you to strongly consider recording the dress rehearsals as well, full gear, not just for the practice, but to use that opportunity with no audience in the way,to obtain additional angles and
Naming a company: 'Production' or 'Productions'?
by Yang Aming 1 month ago
Hello! Aside from the obvious, what is the difference between using 'Production' or 'Productions' in your company name e.g. ABC Production or ABC Productions My own understanding goes like this: If it
Re: Naming a company: 'Production' or 'Productions'?
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
You might look at it this way: the company that deploys equipment is a production company. A producer does multiple productions. So if the company is there to provide services and infrastructure to su
"You're Doing It Wrong"
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
There's a shooting editing technique out there that I see is being used more and more often, and every time I see it employed, it is being done wrong. Video and film has a well-established and common
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Michael Locke liked this 1 month ago
Re: "You're Doing It Wrong"
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
Your TED example is not relevant because TED speakers are not addressing the camera as primary audience. TED presentations are third-person observations of the speaker talking to a crowd, interspersed
Kicking the tires of Resolve
by Erik Davis 1 month ago
First time poster here. I am a user of PPro and Vegas Pro. I have zero experience in Resolve doing real work as I am just making my way through the manual. Two things stand out to me as problems thoug
Re: Kicking the tires of Resolve
by Marc Wielage 1 month ago
The manual doesn't say a lot of things. (In fact, they get this menu item wrong in the manual, too.) I'm telling you this works for me. Try it for yourself and see what happens.
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Getting Prores 422 out of Premiere Pro CC?
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
Apologies from a Prem Pro noob. How do I export a Prores422 file I don't see the option in my export dialogues.
Re: Getting Prores 422 out of Premiere Pro CC?
by Ann Bens 1 month ago
Prores export is only available on a Mac not Windows. ----------------------------------------------- Adobe Certified Expert Premiere Pro CS2 CS6 CC Adobe Community Professional
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can someone here explain Reddit to me
by Bob Zelin 1 month ago
Hi - I know that Reddit is one of the most popular web sites in existence. But I just don't get it. It's not Creative Cow It's not Provideo Coalition it's not FCP X It's not Red User.net it's not any
Re: can someone here explain Reddit to me
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
As I see it, Its people who like to combine social media with whatever their interest or professed area of expertise is. With the accent on the social media aspect of it. I guess people that might fee
Is there a tally light I can controll from my camera?
by Corbin Gross 1 month ago
Hey, Y'all. So I've got this set up where I'm filming talking head type product videos with a big ol' teleprompter in front of the camera. I can say "Rolling" and "Cut" and all that, but I'd love a wa
Re: Is there a tally light I can controll from my camera?
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
http: www.tally-lights.com Tally lights are easy to hook up if you're using a switcher: there's a built-in relay that trips the lights when you switch - Without a switcher, just using a camera by itse
How does Resolve handle gopro footage and de-fisheye-ing it?
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
I've got 24 frame 4k go pro footage and am wondering if Resolve can "flatten" it easily or not. Is it a built-in effect or would I have to mess around with a number of settings in Transforms
Re: How does Resolve handle gopro footage and de-fisheye-ing it?
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
Mahalo!
What type of switcher do I need?
by Leroy Lucas 4 months ago
Hi Everyone, looking for some help. I'm working with a client and he has 7 TV's at his bar. There are 4 main screens in the main bar and the other 3 are spread around the venue. He needs to route his
Re: What type of switcher do I need?
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
You don't need a conventional program switcher, the term you are looking for is a "router". Not in the computer sense, but a video routing switcher. Or if you're never going to change the setups, you
Sony J-1 BetaSP Deck - Vertical Hold / Black and White Image Issues
by Billy Dennis 2 months ago
Hi There, I have a Sony J-1 BetaSP deck with some issues. Recently the picture has gone to black and white, with some vertical hold issues (see attached picture). This displays on all outputs - S-Vide
Re: Sony J-1 BetaSP Deck - Vertical Hold / Black and White Image Issues
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
Probably too obvious, but any changes in the cabling or connection to the rest of the system And you've played a "known good" tape in it
Demystification: A Parable
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Imagine, if you will, an apartment building. It has roughly 25 and a half floors (probably designed originally by Charlie Kaufman, who knows ), but only around 20 of these floors are actually used by
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Re: Demystification: A Parable
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
"Get to the top: I'm too tired to rock."
Conflict between BMD Ultrastudio4k and Premiere Pro cc
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
I'm in OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite on an older iMac., 27-inch, 2013. Just really starting to play with Premiere CC . Everything was working for weeks, then this morning I updated firmware for the attached B
Re: Conflict between BMD Ultrastudio4k and Premiere Pro cc
by Shane Ross 1 month ago
Can you go back to the firmware that worked Not all updates are good, especially when running older OS versions. When you find the mixture that works, don't change it. Only update if you have problems
Premier Pro CC sudenly can't open, what now?
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
I'm in OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite on an older iMac. Just really starting to play with Premiere. Everything was working for weeks, then this morning I updated firmware for the attached Blackmagic Designs Ul
Re: Premier Pro CC sudenly can't open, what now?
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
Plugging the BMD 4k back in with the timeline open kills Premiere CC.
Charging client for render time
by Peter Robertson 1 month ago
Editing can be done quite quickly once a concept has beed discovered. But what about the render time that slows the production process down. How do we charge clients for this Thanks for your advice Pe
Re: Charging client for render time
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
Not only that, but when it's rendering your project, we can't use the machine to work on other people's stuff, so there's an "opportunity cost" to rendering that means you're losing money if you don't
Seamless music&video presentation
by Martin Cermak 2 months ago
Hey creatives, I struggle to find the right software for a relatively simple idea. I've looked into DJ VJ software, but no luck. Imagine one person doing a power point presentation. My idea is similar
Re: Seamless music&video presentation
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
You're not "the worst"; you're a typical client these days. Instead of the h264 file, try dumbing it down to MPEG2, and the video has to be contained within the same folder as all the other Powerpoint
Skewed PS files
by David Berez 1 month ago
Community, Has anyone else had trouble with PS files imported into FCPX. I'm working on a doc that has hundreds of sill images, most of them PS files, but not all. Intermitently, but regularly I get h
Re: Skewed PS files
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
If he wants to try converting all his files to jpeg, the fast way would be to record a batch action, then apply that to the folder full of .psd's. The first one you do in real-time, but then the batch
New season of Black Mirror on Netflix is awesome
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
Episode: "USS Callister": Old Star Trek meets The Matrix. Loved it, may have to watch again. "Arkangel", directed by Jodie Foster, was a chilling take on "helicopter parenting".
Re: New season of Black Mirror on Netflix is awesome
by Jeff Pulera 1 month ago
Good stuff! Having nightmares about mechanical dogs though.... Jeff
I need tips on a camera / gimbal
by Joe Hashey 2 months ago
Hi, I would like to create cinematic slo mo style videos but am getting lost with all the options! I'd prefer a pro-sumer style option and prefer not to use my cell phone. The videos would be hiking a
Re: I need tips on a camera / gimbal
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
If you're moving around a lot, the Osmo might work for you.
Client revisions
by Alexandre Brandt 2 months ago
Hello all, I'm translating some sales collateral material from French to English and I'm trying to figure out an expression. In the post-production process, we allow clients to ask for changes in the
Re: Client revisions
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
"Change Order".
Light Fall Off
by Kevin Camin 2 months ago
Hello, I have a question regarding the inverse square law in regards to different types of light. I understand how light quadruples when the distance is halved and how light quarters when the distance
Re: Light Fall Off
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
The Fresnel lens may direct the photons in a tighter beam, but aren't they are still the same number of photons
Filmmaking Question
by Richard Smith 2 months ago
Hello Film creatives, I am working on some research for a project I am working on and hoping to get some perspective with a few questions. When it comes to film production... 1. What challenges beings
Re: Filmmaking Question
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
The challenge of film production has not changed... it is: "How do I get the money to make it all happen ". There are some recent new techniques, for example, using Patreon, Kickstarter, GoFundMe, etc
Weird Glitchy Area on my Footage
by Ryan Neuman 2 months ago
I edit on Final Cut (I just did the update to 10.4 a few days ago) and I noticed there's this weird glitchy area (it almost looks like the old VCR effect) at the top of some of the footage I took. I n
Re: Weird Glitchy Area on my Footage
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
That to me implies that it's an issue with trying to read directly off the cards, if you can transfer the file to the desktop and then import it and no longer see the issue.
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