Large Storage solution needed by Matthew Kasey 6 years ago I work at an small ad agency and we are constantly working on old projects as well as ingesting new footage from shoots and such. I do everything in-house, and deliver for broadcast, so I work in full
Re: Large Storage solution needed by Matthew Kasey 6 years ago Thanks everyone for the advice suggestions. I now have some good places to focus my research. To answer a few of your questions Alex: This will be a direct attach solution. I'm here all by my lonesome
Grouping Masks by Matthew Kasey 9 years ago I need to have a group of masks rotate in a circle. Basically, i have a spinning tire, and have to roto out the spaces in between the spokes on the wheel. Is there a way to group these together to kee
Distorted "pixelated" footage by Matthew Kasey 10 years ago I'm working on AE CS4, and this just recently started happening. When I have quicktimes in Animation or Uncompressed Standard Def, the image becomes all blocky and jagged, like it's being pixelated. I
Re: Distorted "pixelated" footage by Matthew Kasey 10 years ago Sorry I never responded to this. I have an AJA card, and apparently the AJA AE plug ins were the problem. If you trash the plug-ins, it should alleviate the problem of the pixelated Animation footage.
25 fps issues by Matthew Kasey 10 years ago I have some quicktimes in Apple Pro Res (HQ) 1920x1080 at 25 fps that I can't get to play out to my monitors through my Kona 3 card in a native timeline. If I try putting them on a 23.98 timeline, the
Re: 25 fps issues by Matthew Kasey 10 years ago Yes, I'm running FCP studio 2 on a G5 (2 2.93GHz Quad-Core, 16 GB RAM OSX 10.6.2) and have a KONA 3 installed (sorry I didn't post this earlier). I have SDI from the Kona going to an HDMI converter in
AJA RGB out by Matthew Kasey 10 years ago I recently upgraded my system and am now running FCP studio 2 on a G5 (2 2.93GHz Quad-Core, 16 GB RAM OSX 10.6.2) and have a KONA 3 installed. Everything seems to be working fine, I have SDI out to a
XDCAM footage stuttering in FCP by Matthew Kasey 10 years ago I'm using XDCAM footage (720p 23.98 fps) in a D1 sequence in FCP and there's a shot that tilts across a table (from bottom to top). it looks fine when i play it in the viewer, but when i edit into the
Re: XDCAM footage stuttering in FCP by Matthew Kasey 10 years ago No, i'm not running Leopard yet, but thanks for the tip on that. No, most of the footage runs good, looks good, but it was just this one shot. I was just wondering if anyone had any similar situations
Syncing Audio by Matthew Kasey 11 years ago I have a project that was shot on Red Camera and whose audio was recorded seperatly. The red files were converted to RS422 so now i have 200 gigs of footage with seperate audio on wav files. Is there
Panasonic P2 Workflow by Matthew Kasey 12 years ago I'm starting a project using P2 HD files which I haven't worked with before. I was wondering if there's any pitfalls I should be aware of before I get started. I'm importing everything overnight tonig
720p 59.94 workflow question by Matthew Kasey 12 years ago Ok, I'm cutting a project where the original tapes are 720p 59.94. The only deck I have is for miniDV tapes. At the end of the project, I have to output a list so the online editor can finish back to
Title Safe in HD by Matthew Kasey 12 years ago I have a HD composition, but I need to make sure my titles don't go out of SD 4:3 title safe. Is there an easy way to see where that would be Thanks
HD Question by Matthew Kasey 12 years ago I've created a bunch of animations in HD at 1080 29.97 only to find out they actually need the animations in 720 59.94. Can I just export these files in that format, or drop my 1080 comp it into a new
Re: HD Question by Simon Bonner 12 years ago You could nest your original comp into a new comp with the correct settings, then right click on the precomp in the composition panel, select transform from the pop up menu and choose to fit the layer
MPEG 2 Compression by Matthew Kasey 12 years ago I need to create an MPEG2 file (from a quicktime) with audio embedded. I believe this means I need to mux the files I have Compressor and Cleaner 6, and these don't seem to be able to do it. Does anyo
Re: MPEG 2 Compression by Matthew Kasey 12 years ago Thanks for your all your help guys. I finally ended up using Compressor to make the combined file (which wouldn't open in quicktime) and then MPEG Streamclip to mux the file into a viewable file. Don'
Super Beginner Pro Tools Question by Matthew Kasey 12 years ago Sorry, I'm not really an audio engineer, but I'm forced to use Pro Tools every once in a while. I've found myself with a very annoying problem. I must have switched something because the mute button o
Re: Super Beginner Pro Tools Question by Matthew Kasey 12 years ago I believe it's 5.1.1. Again, I'm new to ProTools. I'm an Avid FCP guy. I'm not even sure where ProTools is at now (I believe they are beyond "Version" Numbers ) I had an audio engineer come in to teac
EDL's out of FCP by Matthew Kasey 12 years ago The company I work for is thinking of switching from offline avid cutting, to offline FCP cutting. Right now we offline our commercials on an old Media Composer, using 3 4 reference tapes. Then we onl
Re: EDL's out of FCP by Shane Ross 12 years ago If you do go with this workflow, DO NOT CAPTURE VIA FIREWIRE. You are right, that method is NOT frame accurate. Get DVCAM decks with RS-422 deck control and capture cards for your FCP systems. Then yo
Animatte Question by Matthew Kasey 12 years ago Is there a way to cut something out using the animatte, then shrink it down and move it around without moving the layer below The way I'm doing it now is using the PIP effect, shrinking my image and p
Re: Animatte Question by Matthew Kasey 12 years ago Yeah, I'm still running into the same problem. I cut it out as a large image, but when i shrink it down, the matte stays the same size. so then I have to go in and re-set the matte. Is there anyway to
Re: Alpha Channel into Avid by Matthew Kasey 12 years ago check your feathering settings in Photoshop. It may be up a little high, and be giving you too much area around your matte. You said you could see the trim in Photoshop right
Quicktime Vegas question by Matthew Kasey 13 years ago Hi, this is a very basic question, as I have never used Vegas, and don't even have Vegas. A creative director at my company created some animations using Vegas on his home computer. Is it possible to
Re: Quicktime Vegas question by Matthew Kasey 13 years ago Yeah, I understand Broadcast can mean a lot of things. I was just wondering if Vegas could output a 720x486 hires quicktime. Sorry for my complete ignorance of the system.
Avid history lesson? by Matthew Kasey 13 years ago I see there has been a lot of talk about BCC glow and using it as a transistion lately. Maybe someone who has a decent history with Avid can help me out. I'm working on a Media Commposer version 11.0.
Re: Avid history lesson? by Matthew Kasey 13 years ago yeah man, that looks pretty good. at least in my offline world i live in. it's at least a better representation of what i'm looking for for the online guys. thanks man, nice work.
Strange occurence in Cleaner 6 by Matthew Kasey 13 years ago I use Cleaner 6 all the time (Mac) but occasionally have this problem and can't figure out why. It usually happens when I get a QT with h.264 compression size 320x240 with a file size around 10-15MB.
Re: Strange occurence in Cleaner 6 by Daniel Low 13 years ago Personally I'd avoid the colour conversion from 4:2:0 of MPEG-4 to the 4:4:4 of animation and then back to 4:2:0, if at all possible. Try PhotoJPEG at 70% quality instead
transition for every clip by Matthew Kasey 13 years ago is there a way in FCP to apply a transition across every clip in the timeline. I have a few dozen photos and I want a standard dissolve between each. is there an easier way to do this than to just dro
Re: transition for every clip by Russell Lasson 13 years ago It will use whatever dissolve is set at your default. To change it, open the effects window and drag the transition that you want to use to the favorites folder. Then change the duration of the dissol
Photoshop Images In FCP by Matthew Kasey 13 years ago I'm having trouble with Photoshop docs I bring into FCP, especially text. Everything comes in OK, but the problem is the bounding box that exists in Photoshop (the box around the text that lets you re
creating supers by Editing Jane 13 years ago Greetings, I am trying to create a "super" or title for a talking head. I have taken a jumpback and created a FF and have cropped it to the size I want for the screen. How do I get the top part to sho
Re: creating supers by Matthew Kasey 13 years ago Your title must have an alpha channel with it first. Then, when you import the file into your avid, in your import options, select the Invert Alpha button. Your file will import as a matte, and you sh
PMM INSUFFICIENT MEDIA by Matthew Kasey 13 years ago I've decomposed a sequence with 60 frame handles, and then re-dig'ed the new clips. Everything Digitized fine, but when I went back to the timeline to watch it, there was no picture, and instead in th
Re: PMM INSUFFICIENT MEDIA by Matthew Kasey 13 years ago I'm on Media Composer 11.0.6 Mac. Someone told me it may be becasue I modified a clip. I did have to change a clips time code, because the handles I had given teh clips for the decompose were too long
"ghosting" titles by Matthew Kasey 13 years ago I'm working on a Media Composer and have BCC effects. I have a an imported title (tif) with an alpha over some video. The client wants the title to "ghost." What I think he means is the title stays so
Re: "ghosting" titles by Matthew Kasey 13 years ago Cool, that seems to work, although some effects seem to not like it, I assume it's because they don't lend themselves to titles as well. Anyway, that was super frustrating, thanks for clearing it up f
Playing DVD's Simutaneously in Sync by Matthew Kasey 13 years ago I need to create a video project which will play across 3 screens and from time to time sync up in a large logo that stretches across all three. I understand when cutting it, how to make everything be
Re: Playing DVD's Simutaneously in Sync by Pierre-Luc Pare 13 years ago Its more a hardware thing. I used to make some similar DVD projects for a museum that uses multiple screens. They have a system called AMX (I think) that can start multiple DVD players at the very sam