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Matt Jones

Member Since:
July 10th 2008
87 Posts
Canon EOS 60D and Slow Motion
by Matt Jones 5 years ago
Hey all, Shooting a short documentary, and plan on getting some slow-mo shots. What's the proper shutter speed for some smooth action I've researched and found some people setting it all the way at 1
Re: Canon EOS 60D and Slow Motion
by Matt Jones 5 years ago
Thanks Ryan More great info!
Sennheiser ew 100 G3 wireless and Tascam DR-40
by Matt Jones 6 years ago
Hey everybody, Been having issues with our Sennheiser wireless mics and our Tascam DR-40. I'm fairly confident the issue is with the mics, however it's difficult to tell. I've recorded some test audio
Re: Sennheiser ew 100 G3 wireless and Tascam DR-40
by Ty Ford 6 years ago
Hello Matt and welcome to the Cow Audio Forum. Hiss can creep in anywhere. Most wireless have some hiss Wireless with smaller mics like the B6 can have more because the diaphragms of the smaller mics
Dreaded .MTS files!!!
by Matt Jones 6 years ago
Ok, I'm a FCP editor, but I do like Premiere (CS5) and use it when I can. A client sent me some .MTS files to do a very simple edit for a wedding. The footage looks awful in Premiere when I import fro
Re: Dreaded .MTS files!!!
by Matt Jones 6 years ago
Solved! I used the AVCCAM Restorer found on the link posted by Daniel: https: sites.google.com site karstenschluter mts-to-mov I then used the Log and Transfer method with Final Cut, and it worked! Th
Blackmagic Cinema Camera (2.5k) Rig
by Matt Jones 6 years ago
Hello, Does anyone know of a inexpensive rig for the BMCC 2.5K I am looking for something under $500 if possible. I've been searching around a bit, and found Fancierstudio's DSLR rig, however I'm not
Tascam DR-40 and Sennheiser EW 100 G3
by Matt Jones 6 years ago
Hi all, Simple question here. My company just purchased the Tascam DR-40 recorder. I have read the manual, done some tests with it, and found it to be a great little audio device. I am not an audio gu
Re: Tascam DR-40 and Sennheiser EW 100 G3
by Ty Ford 6 years ago
Hello Matt, How are you conducting your tests Zero is zero. Are the peak levels your getting on the TASCAM not the peak readings you're seeing in FCP Regards, Ty Ford Cow Audio Forum Leader Want bette
Export Tests
by Matt Jones 7 years ago
Hey guys, Been running some tests with some Canon 7D footage (1920x1080 24p) in FCP. I've used the Log and Transfer function to transcode to ProRes4444 (I know I should be using 422 HQ or LT) What is
Re: Export Tests
by Dave LaRonde 7 years ago
Ask yourself two questions: Should I keep an archive copy of the edited video in the best quality possible What am I expected to deliver when the edit is completed Answer those, and you have your answ
Roundtrip to FCP7 question
by Matt Jones 7 years ago
Hey guys, Just a fairly standard question here. I do plenty of round tripping from Motion 4 to FCP 7. My Project Properties settings in Motion are 720x486, with Fields set to Lower (even). I'm editing
Re: Roundtrip to FCP7 question
by Matt Jones 7 years ago
Thanks Stephen, Your tutorials rock, btw. My graphics created in Motion are using the Broadcast SD preset, (720x486) and without a doubt look the best (output) when imported into 720x480 timeline, w A
Paper cutout Animation
by Matt Jones 7 years ago
Does anyone know of any tutorials or techniques for doing Paper cutout animation in Cinema I plan on using stills (sorta like the video on Dropbox.com, which I know was real stop motion) I'm not going
Re: Paper cutout Animation
by Michael Szalapski 7 years ago
I don't know the video to which you refer, but there are multiple ways to do what you're talking about. One would be to just create planes for your paper bits and then creating the alpha for the torn
Mograph tags issue?
by Matt Jones 8 years ago
Hey guys, Not sure why but my Mograph tags will not work. I was playing around just trying to test the Tags, something like this: http: www.youtube.com watch v=N-fQtk3Rx4k No go. Tags when added, do n
Re: Mograph tags issue?
by Matt Jones 8 years ago
Sorry, forgot you can't post links to youtube. I added a cube primitive to a cloner object Made the cloner object editable, and added Mograph rigid body tags to each cube. Added a floor, mograph rigid
Motion graphics on the web
by Matt Jones 8 years ago
Hey guys, I recently completed a short 1 min or so football game highlight reel, and uploaded to Youtube. Video looks great, but motion graphics done in Motion 4, not so great. I am doing my editing i
Re: Motion graphics on the web
by Matt Jones 8 years ago
Yeah, I did. Compression issue possibly Should I use something other than H264
DSLR transcode/conversion fun
by Matt Jones 8 years ago
This should be fun for you guys, I am going to shoot a short doc on Canon T1i (boss made the choice after no on the 7D) Since as far as I know the T1i does not shoot video at 24p, I want to convert my
Re: DSLR transcode/conversion fun
by Matt Jones 8 years ago
Thanks for all the responses guys, very much appreciated! To answer the questions regarding the frame rate and Fox Sports, the idea was initially based upon the fact we won't be shooting a whole lot o
compression for broadcast
by gene torres 8 years ago
I have the job of preparing B-roll video to be sent out to a few dozen tv stations for a later broadcast. The clips are in the 2-3 minute range each. The stations we are working with are supposed to l
Re: compression for broadcast
by Matt Jones 8 years ago
Definitely check with them for specs. My job is to edit promos, commercials and broll for a station in town. They could not use higher quality QT stuff (ProRes for example, which I normally use), so t
Compressor 2/ Football game
by Matt Jones 8 years ago
I just finished editing a 4-hour football game (w graphics) that I need to encode to dvd. It's pretty clear that it will only fit on 2 dvds. I plan on splitting it up into two halves. Aside from defau
Re: Compressor 2/ Football game
by Matt Jones 8 years ago
Thanks Jeff I ended up splitting it up into first half and second half, and going with two dvds. We'll see how it goes, and thanks again!
Mono audio issue
by Matt Jones 8 years ago
Sup guys, Most likely basic stuff, but never had this issue before. Here's my workflow (really basic stuff here...) FCP Export QT reference Compressor(dvd best, 90 min, ac3) DVD Studio Pro (simple dvd
Re: Mono audio issue
by Matt Jones 8 years ago
Thank you sir Looks like the QT reference has -1 pan. I adjusted everything and it still its -1 on the pan after export. Is it referencing the original music from my HD
Snow Leopard and FCP 6.0.6
by Dan LaCloche 8 years ago
Are there any issues with Snow Leopard and FCP 6 I have a MacBook with OS 10.5.8 and FCP 6.0.6 and everything is just fine. I'm thinking about updating to OS 10.6 because my iCal doesn't sync with Mob
Re: Snow Leopard and FCP 6.0.6
by Matt Jones 8 years ago
I would honestly consider erase and install of the OS over archive and install. Time Machine backup,disks...etc. I have your exact setup on my personal computer, and am not planning on upgrading to Sn
Best Codec for Broadcast
by Matt Jones 8 years ago
Hey guys, I have some stuff shot in standard dv 29.97fps. The station wants 720X486, QT, 4:3 Standard def. That's all well and good, but the question is what codec would produce pretty good results wi
Re: Best Codec for Broadcast
by Matt Jones 8 years ago
Yes sir. Thanks again!
JVC BR-DV6000 miniDV deck question
by Matt Jones 8 years ago
My boss is looking into this miniDV deck. Issue is, we shoot with an Sony HDV camera onto MiniDV tapes. All of our footage is HD. Doubtful but I will ask anyway, can this deck handle HD, or is it only
Re: JVC BR-DV6000 miniDV deck question
by Chris Cottrell 8 years ago
Piotr Niemcewicz "BR-DV6000 is only SD deck Sony works in HDV2 system, you want HDV2 deck JVC don't make HDV2 decks!!! BR-HD50 plays only HDV1 (plus DV, DVCam, mini DV, miniDVCam) Sony HVR-M15E is on
AE to Final Cut Pro
by Matt Jones 9 years ago
Quick question, I'm doing some minor animation of Jpegs in 3D space. I added to render que, using Animation best quality. When imported into Final Cut, they look smooth and nice. I then export ProRes
Re: AE to Final Cut Pro
by Matt Jones 9 years ago
Thanks David for putting up with my questions..lol. 1) Yes, I did render. 2) Yeah, it's set there. 3) I'm watching through QT Player. One of my editor friends, tells me it could just be my Macbook. 50
Sorenson Squeeze
by Matt Jones 9 years ago
Hey guys, Just wanted to ask what would be the highest quality compression using Sorenson Squeeze in a 640x480 deal using the Same-as-source codec in AVID I usually use Apple Compressor, but my comput
Best Quality Output
by Matt Jones 9 years ago
Hey guys, Quick question. I am a FCP user, who normally uses AppleProRes when outputting for best quality. Does Avid Express Pro 4.6 have a similar codec to ProRes Size not a factor (outside of Uncomp
Re: Best Quality Output
by Matt Jones 9 years ago
sounds great. I'll give it a shot. Any other ideas would be great too. Thanks!
Motion on a Macbook?
by Matt Jones 11 years ago
I'm about to upgrade my run-of-the-mill Macbook, from 1GB RAM to 2. I have Final Cut Studio1, and was hoping to run Motion1 on it, post-upgrade. Is this possible with my specs: 2.1 GHZ Intel Core 2 du
Re: Motion on a Macbook?
by Noah Kadner 11 years ago
Hmm- doubtful with its graphics card. Motion is all about high end graphics cards. MacBook is all about anything but. NoahMy FCP Blog. Unlock the secrets of the DVX100, HVX200 and Apple Color and Win
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