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Markford Astina

Member Since:
December 18th 2005
64 Posts
Why is my 1080/30p - interlaced?
by Markford Astina 10 years ago
Hi! I shot on the HF10 and HVX on 1080i 30p and was wondering what the workflow is in FCP to convert it to 30p. At the moment all of my Export to Quicktime are interlaced. Been searching for hours on
Re: Why is my 1080/30p - interlaced?
by Dave Navarro 10 years ago
Okay, I learned that the Canon AVCHD cameras encapsulate EVERYTHING they shoot in a 60i (or 50i for PAL) wrapper. So most software will see everything as 60i. While the wrapper is encoded as 60i, if y
Advice needed reg medical animations
by Joseph Dezordi 11 years ago
I produce medical education movies using real patients to demonstrate disease, but there are some conditions where animations would greatly assist, for example, a normal heart showing blood flow throu
Re: Advice needed reg medical animations
by Markford Astina 11 years ago
It might be easier for you to outsource the project(s). Is there any sort of budget Maybe I could help you out. How does one get in contact with you Cheers.
Drafting Contracts
by Markford Astina 11 years ago
Hi all, Just wondering what one should consider to include in contracts to avoid minimize grinding from clients. Apart from stating your charge per hour and overtime, stating the amount of revisions,
Re: Drafting Contracts
by grinner hester 11 years ago
I simply charge by the hour. am always willing to revise on the clock.
P2 & the PC - preferred editing software
by Markford Astina 12 years ago
Hey all, I've only ever used macs to edit P2. I'm pretty happy with the workflow and am very comfortable with the whole deal. My main 'petpeeve' about it is that the new core2duo Macbook Pros don't co
Re: P2 & the PC - preferred editing software
by Markford Astina 12 years ago
Is the Duel Systems PCMCIA card adapter available in the market now Have you worked with these If so how was it Thanks heaps.
Pulling HD footage from the camera to a G4
by Nelson May 12 years ago
A few times in the past I have been able to use my G4 as a reference monitor for 100A's and B's. Someone once told me that they were able to simutaneousluy record video over the firewire connection on
Re: Pulling HD footage from the camera to a G4
by Markford Astina 12 years ago
Check out DVrack HD.
Can HVX store directly to external firewire HD
by Markford Astina 12 years ago
Hi, Am wondering whether you can store directly to an external 2.5" FW HD as you shoot in place of the P2 cards. Or do you really need Firesotre (or the other similar product with a different brand) H
Re: Can HVX store directly to external firewire HD
by Patrick Forestell 12 years ago
I tried recording to P2 cards using an spx800 and have numerous dropped frames; 24p and 30p. I also tried recording to a PC, using DV Rack HD (latest version) and aqain, dropped frames. Using DVCpro50
P2 footage for Blue Screen - Jagged Edges?
by Markford Astina 12 years ago
Hi all, I recently shot with the PanaP2 using the 720 24p setting. The whole shoot was a person in front of a Blue Screen talking. When we went to key the blue screen out - the person's edges were all
Re: P2 footage for Blue Screen - Jagged Edges?
by Barry Green 12 years ago
If you want to key HVX footage, I strongly suggest shooting those segments in 1080p. 1080p delivers the most resolution the camera can create, and results in much lower compression so you'll have fewe
Is MacBook OK for P2 ingest in the field
by Herb Sevush 13 years ago
I have a situation where I have to ingest a few hours of DVCPRO 50 from Panasonic P2 cards in the field. The idea is to ingest to a firewire raid, bring raid back to the office and transfer to Fibre c
Re: Is MacBook OK for P2 ingest in the field
by Markford Astina 13 years ago
Hey Gary, Yes correct there are no PCMCIA Card Bus Slolts on any Apple-Intel Laptops, that is why I recommended using a PowerbookG4 which does have this slot as opposed to a macbook or macbook pro whi
Workflow & Picture Quality Question - P2 vs HDV?
by Markford Astina 13 years ago
Ok, so firstly (I may be openning a can of worms here) - so for that I apologize in advance. :) So here we go: Over the past month or so, I have read several answers to posted questions here at CC reg
Re: Workflow & Picture Quality Question - P2 vs HDV?
by Shane Ross 13 years ago
Markford Astina "Meaning would you be able to capture P2 through an SDI card Would you need to " No...you can't. You import the footage using the P2 import option. Then you work with it at DVCPRO HD
P2 Cards and Macbook Pro compatibile?
by Markford Astina 13 years ago
Hi, I have a Powerbook G4 17" which I've used to transfer P2 files using it's built-in PC Slot. I was just checking out the apple website, checking the macbook pro 15" & 17". On these machines there i
Re: P2 Cards and Macbook Pro compatibile?
by Markford Astina 13 years ago
Seems like for people who mainly deal with P2, that it's better to hang on to their Powerbooks with the PCMCIA Card Bus Slots until all these 'coming out soon' hardware have been released (tested, bug
Laptop vs Desktop
by Markford Astina 13 years ago
If you had to choose one which would you prefer: a 17" Macbook Pro or an equivalently priced Dual Core Mac Pro I'm leaning towards the Macbook Pro since it's quite versatile - you can take it to the s
Re: Laptop vs Desktop
by walter biscardi 13 years ago
Markford Astina "f you had to choose one which would you prefer: a 17" Macbook Pro or an equivalently priced Dual Core Mac Pro I'm leaning towards the Macbook Pro since it's quite versatile - you can
Running Windows on a Mac safe?
by Markford Astina 13 years ago
Wouldn't running the windows os on the mac make the mac hardware more vulnerable to windows viruses Wouldn't that affect your mac os apps as well I own both PCs and Macs and have always liked the fact
Re: Running Windows on a Mac safe?
by Jeff Carpenter 13 years ago
The only way for Windows to mess up OS X is for it to somehow affect the hardware. Like, a virus that damages the entire hard drive, not just the section that Windows is on. I think that kind of thing
Can you edit a P2 feature on a Macbook Pro 2.16
by Markford Astina 13 years ago
Hi was wondering if any of you have edited feature lenght P2 material on the Macbook Pro 2.16 How does the MBP 2.16 handle P2 materials What are the bare essentials to edit this material anyways (in l
Shane: Can you edit a P2 feature on a Macbook Pro 2.16
by Markford Astina 13 years ago
I'm assuming that your 1.67 Powerbook is the 17" version Is this correct (Coz I think FW800 is only available on them) How much ram did you have How long was your project Did you chain your 2 FW800 dr
HDV Capturing Making it multiple lips
by Smoothe271 13 years ago
The editing system I was hired to work on is capturing the video clips in multiple segements. I want to make so it only captures it as one clip, so I can then make sub clips. It seems to capture the p
Re: HDV Capturing Making it multiple lips
by Markford Astina 13 years ago
I've had the same problem. I shot using the Sony Z1, and during capture, Final Cut seems to automatically segment the captured video everytime the record button was pushed (automatic start stop detect
Nested Scenes = Missing Frames
by Markford Astina 13 years ago
Hi! We are currently finshing an edit of a feature film shot on the Sony HDV-Z1. Our FCP version is 5.0.4. The way we edited the film was to first edit them as individual Sequences according to Scene.
Re: Nested Scenes = Missing Frames
by Jeremy Garchow 13 years ago
Nests in Final Cut can be problematic. I would copy and paste the scenes in their entirety (no nesting) into the master timeline. Jeremy
Nested Scenes = Missing Frames
by Markford Astina 13 years ago
Hi! We are currently finshing an edit of a feature film shot on the Sony HDV-Z1. Our FCP version is 5.0.4. The way we edited the film was to first edit them as individual Sequences according to Scene.
Nested Scenes = Missing Frames
by Markford Astina 13 years ago
Hi! We are currently finshing an edit of a feature film shot on the Sony HDV-Z1. Our FCP version is 5.0.4. The way we edited the film was to first edit them as individual Sequences according to Scene.
After Effects Monitoring
by Markford Astina 13 years ago
Hi! How can one monitor their After Effects Composition on an External Monitor - either SD or HD whils one is working on it Which cards would do this Would they be good enough to judge colors for colo
Re: After Effects Monitoring
by HAWLEYJ 13 years ago
Most quality video cards will allow you to do this. As long as they have a monitor out, or even firewire out (to a Deck with outs to a monitor). If you can view your footage in your video editor on an
HDCAM 1080 to DVCPRO HD Codec with 1080?
by Markford Astina 14 years ago
HI! We're planning to shoot using the Sony CineAlta 1080 24p. Due to the limitations in our budget we are planing to have the Post House Digitize our Footages and edit the materials ourselves (includi
Re: HDCAM 1080 to DVCPRO HD Codec with 1080?
by Jonathan Smiles 14 years ago
Questions What country are you in What about working offline then conforming from the original tapes later If you are in a PAL country have you considered shooting 25fps instead of 24fps, as this simp
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