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Mark Welch

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April 3rd 2009
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Sharing Menu is Greyed Out
by Mark Welch 5 years ago
After a couple of years of cutting on FCP (10.1.3) I ran across a greyed out share menu for the first time. My first assumption was not enough disk space on my boot drive for whatever files need to go
Re: Sharing Menu is Greyed Out
by Mark Welch 5 years ago
Wow, that is probably my problem. I just have AVCHD files on my drive. The Private folder is still there but when I open it, there are just AVCHD files. I do not see the other typical files associated
Transparent Background in AE
by Mark Welch 8 years ago
Still learning here. I composed a simple animated text layer which appears to be composed with a transparent background. When I render it out in Make Movie and import it into Premier, it has a black b
Re: Transparent Background in AE
by Mark Welch 8 years ago
that did it - thanks
Strange Error Message
by Mark Welch 8 years ago
I'm about 95% near the finish of a simple 5 minute project with a fair amount of effects & audio edits, etc and I'm getting this error message: Premier Pro has encountered an error. Volumes BuildDisk
Re: Strange Error Message
by Mark Welch 8 years ago
Probably just upgrade to 6. I cut a few shows on it during my trial download and that problem never presented itself. It seems to be a bug in 5.5
Reversing footage
by Mark Welch 8 years ago
I need to make an elephant walk backwards in the middle of his clip, just for a few frames, then walk forward again like he is doing a little dance. Reversing the speed doesn't work because it reverse
Re: Reversing footage
by Ann Bens 8 years ago
Time remapping will get the job done. http: help.adobe.com en_US premierepro cs using WSb6fcde95647ddd92-1b0447d7129b9389f08-7fff.html ----------------------------------------------- Adobe Certified E
Audio Disappears
by Corinne Friesen 8 years ago
Working on a short trailer with music bed and some voice over. About a minute into the project the voice over track won't play, doesn't show on the audio meters, nothing. The music bed is fine and the
Re: Audio Disappears
by Mark Welch 8 years ago
Do you get an error message when the CTI rolls past the clip during playback This happened to me on my second project. The audio actually encoded fine when I exported the media to Media Encoder and li
Adding AE effects to a clip
by Mark Welch 8 years ago
Real basic question: I have selected a short 6 second clip along my timeline. I just need to send it to After Effects to apply some bizareness to it. Should be pretty simple but when I right click on
Re: Adding AE effects to a clip
by Mark Welch 8 years ago
Thanks Tero, I was assuming that was to replace with an entirely different clip effect but yes, it worked fine. Thanks!! Mark
Encoded videos not playing properly on Vimeo
by Mark Welch 8 years ago
I've been encoding for Vimeo at 720p HD and trying to do the best I can in Media Encoder. I use the Vimeo HD preset and it looks and plays great before uploading to Vimeo. It seems that all my videos
Re: Encoded videos not playing properly on Vimeo
by Jessica Mantheiy 8 years ago
A lot of time, if you set your bitrate too high, it causes stuttering. Try keeping it at the Vimeo HD preset level without adjusting it and see if you have the same result. Also, what is the frame rat
Running CS6 on a PC?
by Mark Welch 8 years ago
I switched to Premier a few months ago, now upgrading to CS6. Thinking of leaving the mac since my iMac just isn't quite up to the demands of video editing. A Mac Pro for about $3K+ would do the trick
Re: Running CS6 on a PC?
by Mark Welch 8 years ago
Good point Alex. I run into enough issues on a system designed to edit video as it is. Going homemade may not be worth the savings. Thanks!
Royalty Free Music in Premier
by Mark Welch 8 years ago
I could have sworn I saw some royalty free music clips and effects bundled with Production Premium. Got so involved learning the platform, I forget where I even saw it. Within Premier Audition Where o
Re: Royalty Free Music in Premier
by Mark Welch 8 years ago
Found it in Audition - of course. Can't believe Ron is handing over the helm. Pray for healing and a return to the Cow!
AJA IOHD and Premier Pro CS6
by Mitch Jordan 8 years ago
I'm considering switching from FCP7 to Production Premium CS6, but I have an IOHD. I can't afford to change to a Kona card right now. I understand that IOHD works in ProRes, which is Apple's codec. Ho
Re: AJA IOHD and Premier Pro CS6
by Mark Welch 8 years ago
My mistake. Thought you were referring to the IO Express.
AJA Support for Adobe CS6!
by AJA Sales Department 8 years ago
New AJA Windows and Mac Plug-Ins for Adobe now support the recently released Adobe CS6, providing tighter integration between Adobe software and AJA I O devices for easier operation and huge performan
Re: AJA Support for Adobe CS6!
by Mark Welch 8 years ago
There we have it. Thanks AJA!
Videographer/Editor/Voiceover - One Man Band
by Mark Welch 8 years ago
Smaller non profits and companies promoting products need my one-man band services. Concept through completion. Have 35 years experience in broadcast (mostly national) and non-broadcast. Vast overseas
AI Welcome Screen
by Mark Welch 8 years ago
A brand-nube here. How do I set up Illustrator to display the welcome screen indicating recent documents and "Create New" options I'm on Mac OS, went into AI preferences and couldn't find it. This wel
Re: AI Welcome Screen
by Mark Welch 8 years ago
Thank you Matt - a small thing but it helps this nubie! CS5 is pretty incredible. Lots to learn in the next few months. Mark
Audio Woes
by Mark Welch 8 years ago
I've been podcasting for several years doing at times three shows. I have always experienced poor audio recordings from my mic system. Here is the setup: Heil PR 40 mic going thru either a Symetrix 52
Re: Audio Woes
by Mark Welch 8 years ago
Yes the A&H does have preamps - 24 of them. I'm just saying that the Heil seems to need much more gain for whatever reason. That isn't my main problem. I just have an unacceptable noise floor on all m
AF-100 Audio
by Mark Welch 9 years ago
I have been shooting with an AF-100 for a while now and I am totally pleased with the image it can render and the looks that can be achieved. However, audio is another issue. I was not pleased with th
Re: AF-100 Audio
by Guy McLoughlin 9 years ago
The AF-100 has a noise floor of -63 dB, which is typical for most prosumer cameras in it's price range. This means that you really don't have much room to correct audio errors that took place while sh
getting text to jitter
by Mark Welch 9 years ago
I'm just sneaking into Motion to create one effect. I don't really know the app that well. How can I take some text and apply some instability to it - like it has a case of the jitters It's a pretty c
Re: getting text to jitter
by Mark Welch 9 years ago
Excellent - thanks!! Mark
Audio Muted
by Mark Welch 9 years ago
Opened up Audition for the very first time. I'm sending an audio clip in from Premier to get rid of a slight amount of hiss. When playing the clip, I only get a visual deflection in the VU but I can't
Re: Audio Muted
by Steven Talley 9 years ago
In the past I've seen that if you mute media player software and don't unmute before exiting it can have adverse effects in other programs or browsers. Uninstalling and reinstalling the soundcard driv
Altering Fonts
by Mark Welch 9 years ago
Somewhat new to PS. I'm looking for ways to distress or grunge up fonts. Are there filters I can apply to a font or must I purchase the types of fonts that already have these effects applied Mark
Re: Altering Fonts
by Keith Carmichael 9 years ago
Well there are lots of great free distressed fonts out there (start here: http: www.dafont.com theme.php cat=109 ) But you can achieve this look yourself by putting a layer mask on your text layer and
Music Bed Library in Audition CS5.5
by Mark Welch 9 years ago
Just switched from FCP Sountrack. Unlike Apple's STP, I've found very little in Audition's music bed library. Not a major concern but would like recommendations on where to buy a royalty free music li
Re: Music Bed Library in Audition CS5.5
by Angelo Lorenzo 9 years ago
I like http: www.partnersinrhyme.com royaltyfreemusic they have some work with energy behind it. http: store.nextwavedv.com film-score-series-vo-1 has a sale going on, and their bundle price isn't sha
Cannot install FCS 6
by Mark Welch 9 years ago
So my boss who knows everything, purchases an iMac without consulting with me. I'm the producer and editor who needs to crank out programming on a daily basis. We are upgrading from a 4 year old iMac
Re: Cannot install FCS 6
by Mark Welch 9 years ago
Interesting response. We'll try that. Thanks! Mark
No 16x9 display
by Mark Welch 9 years ago
I shot an interview in 16x9 HDV, captured it as such but the footage does not display in 16x9 in the viewer or canvas. The sequence is set as an HDV sequence and I've even tried the conform to sequenc
Re: No 16x9 display
by Mark Welch 9 years ago
Thanks guys - this insignificant project will go out 4x3. I'm now shooting exclusively 16x9 HD using AVVCAM to ProRes, so for me, it's goodbye HDV, SD and 4x3 forever.
New FCP re-write?
by Mark Welch 10 years ago
I heard rumors a while back that Apple was completely re-coding FCP for a future version. Is this true
Re: New FCP re-write?
by Zane Barker 10 years ago
Mark Welch "Is this true " If we knew we could not say. Thats the way apple works. Its true when its on apple.com **Hindsight is always 1080p**
Backing up "Capture Now"
by Mark Welch 10 years ago
We're going to be capturing live, regular conference presentations that last about an hour. I'll be capturing through FCP Capture Now function. We are going through a DVCAM deck to get FW coming into
Re: Backing up "Capture Now"
by Michael Sacci 10 years ago
Not doing a tape back up is flat out stupid. Even if you have a Raid 1 setup, if anything happens to the capture the entire file is lost. Makes no senses whats so every to not be recording to tape.
Exporting to WMV
by Mark Welch 10 years ago
A client called me at the last second and asked me to deliver my sequences in a WMV format instead of the DVD video originally requested. I exported using Export Using Quicktime Conversion then going
Re: Exporting to WMV
by Chris Tompkins 10 years ago
Invest in some good compression software like Episode! This is absolutely invaluable in our production environment. It allows you to compress to dozens of formats easily. You'll be glad you did. Chris
New AF 100
by Mark Welch 10 years ago
Will Panasonic AF 100 questions be addressed on this forum. I've got a ton already. Mark
Re: New AF 100
by Jeremy Garchow 10 years ago
John Fishback "I planned on using the Ki Pro mini for acquisition, so how the cams record to their cards is less of an issue for me." Oh me too. No doubt. The Sony says it will do 1080p60 with an Apr
Capturing HDV
by Mark Welch 10 years ago
I need to access a complete tutorial on capturing HDV and working with HDV sequences, etc. I have been trying to set sequences using Easy Setup but there are also sequence setup parameters under the S
Re: Capturing HDV
by Richard Harrington 10 years ago
Wrong forum Richard M. Harrington, PMP Author: From Still to Motion, Video Made on a Mac, Photoshop for Video, Understanding Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Studio On the Spot and Motion Graphics with Adob
How to use a tablet
by Thomas Morter-Laing 10 years ago
Sorry, the thickness continues haha. Ok so I bought a cheap tablet (wacom pen) cos I do other stuff too (for anyone who thinks "why get something if u don't understand it" lol). Anyway, why and how do
Re: How to use a tablet
by Mark Welch 10 years ago
I've been using a pen tablet to edit for about 7 years now. I would never, ever go back to a mouse for any computing. Creating video is an art. I consider holding the pen akin to drawing and creating
Ki Pro and Sony Z7U
by Mark Welch 10 years ago
I'm looking at the Sony Z7U as my next camera acquisition. There is an HDMI output that could conceivably feed the Ki Pro but I do not know if that particular camera has the full bandwith live signal
Re: Ki Pro and Sony Z7U
by gary adcock 10 years ago
Mark Welch "Anyone use HDMI output to Ki Pro on these lower end cameras " its actually a great way to get higher quality images out of this type of camera, as the video out signal is usually not run
Need a field HD Recorder that can dump to FCP
by Mark Welch 10 years ago
I was looking at the Datavideo DN 400 to record live conferences but discovered the M2T files are not compatible with FCP without conversion. Is there another hard drive recorder out there that works
Re: Need a field HD Recorder that can dump to FCP
by Mark Welch 10 years ago
Yes - the AJA would be my top choice. I should have clarified, the company I'm working for is cheap. They would prefer a lower price point. An alternative to Datavideo. Hey, Shane, I like your podcast
Saving freezes PS
by Mark Welch 11 years ago
All of a sudden after working several years with PS 7, on the same old Mac G4, the app locks up and freezes when I try to save the project. Should I go in and trash PS preferences in OS 10.4 Anything
Re: Saving freezes PS
by Mark Welch 10 years ago
Thanks Mike, Turns out, my save dialog box came up out of view at the bottom of the screen. That's an OS setting I have to figure out. I feel pretty silly at this point!
Help me build a DSLR kit
by Jensen Yancey 10 years ago
I recently won $2000 in a film contest and so I've decided it's time to start buying some of my own equipment. Right now, the only things I actually own are my camera (T2I), a zoom audio recorder, boo
Re: Help me build a DSLR kit
by Mark Welch 10 years ago
Don't forget lighting. Arri has some great softlight kits. Old Mole Richsrdsons are available on Ebay. Bounce them, pump them through silks. At least buy some foamcore for bouncing available light int
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Double System Audio Recorder
by Mark Welch 10 years ago
Can anyone suggest a decent aiff audio recorder that can be used for double system recording I will be editing on Final Cut.
Re: Double System Audio Recorder
by Mark Welch 10 years ago
Thanks, I'll certainly look into the Tascam. Also thanks to Noah. I'm a big fan of the Formosa project - groundbreaking stuff IMHO. Mark
Photoshop locks up
by Mark Welch 11 years ago
I'm running PS 7 on an older mac G4 and it has always performed just fine. All of a sudden, when I try to save a project whether as a pdf, psd, etc, the application locks up. It has never done this in
Photoshop 7 and Intel Macs
by Mark Welch 11 years ago
Will PS7 run on a newer Intel Mac thanks
Re: Photoshop 7 and Intel Macs
by Richard Harrington 11 years ago
No.. its 8 years old and Intel Macs have only been around for 4-5 Richard M. Harrington, PMP Author: Video Made on a Mac, Photoshop for Video, Understanding Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Studio On the Sp
Graffiti 1.0.3
by Mark Welch 11 years ago
I've had to go back in my time machine to use my old Graffiti and Final Cut on my old Mac at work. I've re-installed FCP (ver. 4) but it will not recognize Graffiti anymore as a plug-in. I can launch
Re: Graffiti 1.0.3
by Mark Welch 11 years ago
Thanks Matthew, I'm up and running.
Using iPhone to record audio
by Mark Welch 11 years ago
I'm producing a podcast with reporters who would like to file stories using their iPhones to record aiff files. The stock iPhone mics are too crappy for pro recording. Are there any devices or adapter
Re: Using iPhone to record audio
by Jordan Wolf 11 years ago
My only real concern would be about a microphone not outputting a strong enough signal for the iPhone input to use. There was a similar thread on another of my favorite forums. iPod Touch Recording Pl
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