I got started as audio engineer, added video when it went digital, and have evolved into a producer.
April 13th 2009
San Francisco Peninsula
gear animation with dynamics by Francois Gauthier 9 years ago Is there a way to animate interlocking gears using only dynamics such as colliders, without having to use expresso I'd like to be able to rotate one gear and the other gears would react to the dynamic
How to reduce video noise by Dammes Kieft 9 years ago Hello People, I'm editting an aftermovie of a party made in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) I used a Nikon D5100 SLR Camera and a Microbeam 128 Leds for some extra light. The shots i've done without the l
Re: How to reduce video noise by Matthew Campagna 9 years ago I agree that the Neat Video plugin does a good job. Just as a reminder, like most new equipment, you will need to play with it a little to get good results. Also note, renders are very slow even with
Re: 5.1 Headphones by Matthew Campagna 11 years ago Just so you know, they don't really exist. Anyone selling you 5.1 headphones is really selling you a phase cancellation network that fakes the sound. Those kinds of headphones are not reliable for mix
Re: How is this done? by Matthew Campagna 11 years ago You could do it with Photoshop and Final Cut Pro, but this is dependent on your skills. Depends on your budget, time frame and how much you wanna learn or experience.
Final Cut Pro 7 and the Canon HV 20 by Charles Ferran 11 years ago I've been having trouble with this horrible camcorder for two years now, and I curse myself for ever purchasing it. Final Cut could never understand the bastardized version of HDV the thing put out an
Test Clip for Local Cable TV Submission by Samuel Boulton 11 years ago I have an opportunity to submit a 28:46 minute video clip for local cable TV broadcasting. To ensure my video program comply with the cable TV submission requirements, I submitted a test video clip th
audio levels for web video by Danny Greer 11 years ago Hey FCPers, I'm cutting 60 short spots for a client...all for web distribution. When editing I usually keep my audio levels in the -12 range, with nothing really peaking over -9db. I've applied these
Re: audio levels for web video by Matthew Campagna 11 years ago Normalizing is just an extreme limiter. Use a really good limiter and get your audio peaks as close to -1 or -2 Db on average. Some of us in the industry call this "sausaging". When you look at the wa
Major Broadcast Issue by Kevin Matluk 11 years ago On air, my show's audio is all over the place. the levels are fine, but the sync is on and off throughout the whole show. In edit, audio is in sync, sent to tape, audio in sync, on air, Audio is way o
Re: Major Broadcast Issue by Matthew Campagna 11 years ago The odd HDV workflow will not have any affect on the sync downstream. If your footage is in sync when it leaves you studio, then the problem is down stream. I'm not sure about the networks, but if the
QT db measurment? by Scott Davis 11 years ago Is there a way to get an average db measurement of a QT file An application you could load the QT file into, it would scan the audio and give an average of the db Scott Davis
Re: QT db measurment? by Matthew Campagna 11 years ago For those of you who do any kind of audio work requiring a measurement of your entire program look no further. AudioLeak is a program that will go through your entire audio file and give you a few wei
Old school but very creative by Mark Suszko 12 years ago http: www.youtube.com watch v=rmkLlVzUBn4 This could easily be used as the underlying technique for some quirky TV commercial. I suppose you could simulate the printed stills using AE, but I don't kno
Re: Old school but very creative by Matthew Campagna 12 years ago That was very cool. That must have taken you a couple of days and a lot of paper. The preparation alone is impressive, but the final video is awesome. Yes, I could see this technique in a commercial.
Wide Screens - 2 vrs 1 by Eliyahu Mitterhoff 12 years ago Am I better off buying one wide 24 or 26 inch screen to edit video or 2 20 inch screens. I understand that 2 20 inch screens will give me more screen space but I heard they can be problematic. Any opi
Re: Wide Screens - 2 vrs 1 by Matthew Campagna 12 years ago It depends on the age of your computer. Before 2003, I didn't have much luck with dual displays because the video cards I could afford did not have good power or speed. In 2003, I purchased an HP that