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Michael McIntyre

Multi-Emmy winning Producer / Editor specializing in network series, documentaries and spots.
{NBC, ABC, TLC, HGTV, HBO, Food Network, Military Channel, Discovery, DISH Network, Warner Bros., Universal, Focus Features, Paramount, New Line Cinema, D... [more]
Member Since:
May 25th 2005
149 Posts
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Denver, CO
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Compressing to MP4 without losing multitrack audio
by Stephen Ratkovich 4 months ago
Hi, I have source MP4 files that have 3 distinct audio tracks. Track 0 = H264, AVC1, 709 color Track 1 = track 2 and 3 mixed together, AAC, 16 kHz, 32 bps Track 2 = audio from mic 1, AAC, 16 kHz, 32 b
Re: Compressing to MP4 without losing multitrack audio
by Michael McIntyre 4 months ago
Another vote for Telestream Switch. I had similar needs for keeping audio tracks intact and it is great. While you won't be able to set up a batch of multiple files, it'll definitely pass-through the
Converting h.264 footage
by Brett Vanderbrook 6 years ago
I'd noticed recently that I was having trouble editing footage in Final Cut 7 (needed rendering constantly, even for basic filters) and after asking around discovered it had to do with the h.264 codec
Re: Converting h.264 footage
by Michael McIntyre 6 years ago
Storage is cheap. Many affordable options out there. I realize Final Cut is technically 'end-of-life' but I have clients still using it. They're riding it into the ground and so will I. No one's ever
How to compress my 56 minute film to 2gigs
by sam mayfield 6 years ago
I need help compressing my 56 minute film to 2gigs or under for submitting an online link to festivals and not have it look horrendous. Does anyone know a trick It is 1280x720 23.98. I have tried many
Re: How to compress my 56 minute film to 2gigs
by Michael McIntyre 6 years ago
I know you hate squishing your film but you can get great results <2 gigs for 53 minutes. Looking at a very solid encode of a recent show: Duration: 0:46:25 Data Size: 364.74 MB Bit Rate: 1.10 Mbps
What to do after Compressor kills my computer speed
by Jacob Gull 6 years ago
I left Compressor on overnight to compress a BluRay file. I'm used to it leaving the computer sluggish, so I rebooted. Only the computer remained sluggish. I have rebooted several times, including unp
Re: What to do after Compressor kills my computer speed
by Michael McIntyre 6 years ago
Sorry to hear that, Jacob. Not sure how best to advise: Does Batch Monitor still show an encode processing Does Activity Monitor show any 'suspicious activity' i.e. What's hogging all that CPU } - Mic
Converting mp4 to a .mov
by Mark Mathews 6 years ago
Hi there, I am working on a very "bitsy" project where by I am being given a whole load of different footage to edit together. Most I have been able to convert to Apple Pro Res and edit in FCP. Howeve
Re: Converting mp4 to a .mov
by Michael McIntyre 6 years ago
I hear ya... I just haven't been asked by anyone to deliver from Premiere yet. I do know several smaller shops that seem perfectly happy with PPro. And - as if on cue, FCP has crashed twice since my s
Compression for Broadcast.
by Daniel Tundis 6 years ago
Hello, My production company is currently gearing up to begin shooting a rugged outdoor type reality show. I was curious to know how broadcast companys handle the XDcam format. I have herd that some c
Re: Compression for Broadcast.
by Michael McIntyre 6 years ago
Hey Dan, Sadly there's no 'catch-all' answer to deliverables. Each network has their own specs and QC. Regarding XDCam, we've only used this for acquisition. For broadcast, I've been asked to deliver
High Res MPEG2-TS
by Vikash Autar 7 years ago
I have created several extremely high res (10K +) videos for projecten in a stadium. The files are requested as MPEG2-TS or H264 in a MPEG-TS container. I have tried different software. AE and Compres
Re: High Res MPEG2-TS
by Michael McIntyre 7 years ago
Yeah - not much luck here either w bizarre frame-size and AME. I've jumped through hoops with large presentations before and often it's best to let their playback do the heavy lifting rather than enco
Transferring AVID project from PC external drive to MAC external drive
by Jacky Mills 9 years ago
Hello! I am working on a film in AVID on a PC. I have received the project on a PC external drive and I need to transfer all the media to a MAC external drive, because I am going to start editing on a
Re: Transferring AVID project from PC external drive to MAC external drive
by Michael McIntyre 9 years ago
I've always had luck w Paragon NTFS. Looks like they're up to version 8.0.... http: www.paragon-software.com home ntfs-mac
Editing to destroy individuals.
by Bill Davis 9 years ago
Saw a web link to a new campaign ad that kinda turned my stomach. Since we're editors, this is an excellent example of how a skilled editor can take elements like an otherwise likely innocent but unf
Re: Editing to destroy individuals.
by Michael McIntyre 9 years ago
What Mark said. Excellent points. On a lighter note, I've always enjoyed the''Mr. Show" political ad parody. These guys aren't actually running for anything which makes it even funnier.... http: www.y
Editor's signature?
by Jason Byfield 9 years ago
Just wondering if anybody uses a "signature" in their personal projects; an object, effect, text or distinctive edit that's not necessarily apparent to the viewer but brands it as "yours". Directors s
Re: Editor's signature?
by Michael McIntyre 9 years ago
I don't but we did receive a network sizzle reel that had a 2-frame sync pop that had a frame of old film leader and 'Edit With Steve' and his email where PICTURE START went. That was kinda cool. Inte
Doc / News / Reality Structure & Language
by Paul Forte 9 years ago
Lets propose you have the following lines from an interview subject: 1. "it was an amazing experience. I learned so much about myself." and 2. "Throughout the trip we saw many things including Big Ben
Re: Doc / News / Reality Structure & Language
by Michael McIntyre 9 years ago
I'll just stand by the 1st line of my 1st post: "Depends on intent". Grinner sums it up best with the knowing-rules-to-break-'em angle. Seems we've drifted pretty far off-topic and opened up the whole
Mojo Workaround?
by Christopher St. John 9 years ago
Hello, I'm working with a mac-based, software-only media composer system which for my general purposes works great. However, I've just come across a large pile of old Beta tapes that I need to capture
Re: Mojo Workaround?
by Michael McIntyre 9 years ago
You could take it through a DV camera. That assumes you could get deck control independently of firewire. You'd also be stuck with audio being piggyback'ed on the DV stream. So it'd be XLR- RCA to get
Nitris DS System Cable Replace
by Michael McIntyre 9 years ago
{Also posted on Avid} Trying to locate a replacement for the digital interlink cable that goes from the Nitris Base Card - Nitris. Long-time MC editor helping to resurrect an orphaned, older system. A
Re: Nitris DS System Cable Replace
by Michael McIntyre 9 years ago
Hey, John... It is an option. I always like going to owner operators first. Might be a moot point as this Nitris DS probably holds more value for trade and parts to an existing DS workflow than as a s
Absolute Silence in Movie Scenes
by Lewis Long 11 years ago
In a few movies that I've scene (Dead Silence, The Mist), they heighten the drama or tension in the scene by making it seem as if there is absolute silence around the characters. I'm trying to get thi
Re: Absolute Silence in Movie Scenes
by Michael McIntyre 11 years ago
Another great scene in 'Black Hawk down'. Ewan McGregor's character temporarily loses his hearing due to a nearby RPG ricochet.... "Can you hear me ! ! ! ... I hear bells ringin'...."
Workflow: EX1 Old-School Off/Online
by Michael McIntyre 11 years ago
Looking for input on this silly application of older offline online mindset to PMW-EX1 workflow. Project is spec and out-of-pocket. Stretching this offline edit over older Avids (non 24p). Notice any
Re: Workflow: EX1 Old-School Off/Online
by Michael McIntyre 11 years ago
I was thinking of saving a little money.... The XDCAM is already compressed in that format and a HDCAM deck is $1,000 day rather than $300 day for an XDCAM PDW-70.Fever City Studio, LLC 1035 madison d
Digitizing Uncompressed DV
by Todd Young 11 years ago
I have hundreds of hours of DV footage from which I'm trying to get the best possible final picture. I have a MacPro, Kona Lhe card and access to decks. What's the proper workflow to get the least com
Re: Digitizing Uncompressed DV
by Michael McIntyre 11 years ago
That's who it was! Thanks for sharing, Todd. I just remembered reading a piece on them when all the Oscar nomination buzz was happening for that film. Fever City Studio, LLC 1035 madison denver 80206
looking for vids in bin
by beth kidwell 11 years ago
theres got to be a way to do this and since im new to avid i must just be missing it somewhere in the manuals...i need to find a piece of video that is somewhere in my many bins - is there a simple wa
Re: looking for vids in bin
by Michael McIntyre 11 years ago
I realize this is, now, a bit dated but I'll post anyway. Maybe there was some confusion since you specified 'in a bin'. All your clips are in bins - you just want to be able to keyword search through
Need career advice
by Zach Pritchett 12 years ago
Hello, I would like some advice and guidance as to becoming a true professional editor. A little background. I have worked in various aspects of production (Film, TV, Music Videos and Commercials) wor
Re: Need career advice
by Michael McIntyre 12 years ago
I just want to echo what's been said here. That is some serious change, even w o expensive NYC rent on top. May sound counterintuitive (given your experience) but going the assistant route can prove i
Can anyone get this file to open & export?
by Lee McEachern 12 years ago
Hi, A guy in the UK has sent me some video files shot with his cell phone camera. I want to get them into FCP but I'm having no luck. They are mp4 files but I can't get Quicktime (the latest update) t
Re: spelling error
by Michael McIntyre 12 years ago
Not to confuse the workflow but I also got it to export just fine from "MPEG Streamclip". Great app {and it's free}..... www.squared5.com Many choices as to how you want the export.
I want GREAT sound at Events from the 100B
by Thomas Roberts 12 years ago
Could you direct me to a site, DVD etc. that explains tweaking the 100B sound recording capabilities I shoot with the 100B and got some really blown out levels at a Big band event. I need to learn how
Re: I want GREAT sound at Events from the 100B
by Michael McIntyre 12 years ago
Excellent addition, Rob... Especially the cable - camera conundrum. Also - that Sennheiser 100 setup looks very promising. MichaelFever City Studio, LLC 1035 madison denver 80206
Avid CEO change
by Oliver Peters 12 years ago
FWIW - Avid Announces Departure of CEO David Krall TEWKSBURY, Mass.--July 16, 2007--The board of directors of Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced that David Krall will step down from
Re: Avid CEO change
by Michael McIntyre 12 years ago
Hey, Bob: Just tryin' to bring some levity to the heavy news as it were. To be honest, I've never fully understood the FCP Avid one-upmanship. That's a whole other thread book altogether. Both apps pa
Letterbox or Squeeze for Documentary?
by Col. Kurtz 12 years ago
I am shooting a doc soon and wondered whether to shoot in letterbox mode or squeeze or 4:3 and crop in post-prod. With all the changes in televisons to wide-screen and HD projection & broadcast, I don
Re: Letterbox or Squeeze for Documentary?
by Michael McIntyre 12 years ago
Col. Kurtz: Not sure if you've seen these LCD 'clingies' but they work great.... http: www.aspectcorrect.com If nothing else, they do protect the screen. I've got the 4:3 TV Safe w 16:9 version. Havin
AJA I/O LA and FCP 6.0 NO GO!!
by David Battistella 12 years ago
Hey all. The problem I am having is the i o is defaulting to the component Betacam RGB setup on output. Even if the control panel states that it is outputting component US. I know it is wrong beause
Re: AJA I/O LA and FCP 6.0 NO GO!!
by Michael McIntyre 12 years ago
Eegads, David.... Fingers are crossed for you. And, well, all of us really. Haven't upgraded yet and not sure if anyone else is having similar issues but, like you said, hopefully it's hardware and no
DVX100B Tutorials
by Steve Edwards 12 years ago
Jan Crittenden said that I should check out your tutorials on DVX users board on the DVX100B, but I don't see any. I need to be able to visually see how to use the options and switches on the camera,
Re: DVX100B Tutorials
by Michael McIntyre 12 years ago
The issue w the light through the window has to do w a difference in color temperature between your indoor lights and the color of the sun. http: www.cambridgeincolour.com tutorials white-balance.htm
funny because its true
by Don Days 12 years ago
enjoy if you havent heard this already.... http: download-v5.streamload.com d5cdf5da-c012-461c-9d46-2b0f76bfde86 ddays Hosted I%20Don't%20Know%20How%20to%20View%20a%20Rough%20Cut%20Lady.mp3
Re: funny because its true
by Michael McIntyre 12 years ago
It's been a while since I heard that one so thanks for the share! Sad but so true. Kinda makes me cringe thinking of some notes I've gotten back. Ouch....
Color and Aja IO
by Baz Leffler 12 years ago
Is there a trick to get the new FCS2 'Color' to output to the Aja IO or is it a matter of waiting for the correct drivers What would I do without the 'UNDO' button!!!!
Re: Color and Aja IO
by Michael McIntyre 12 years ago
Interesting that you'd see the Aja options 'inside' Color and then have them grey'ed out. You'd think they wouldn't be there at all if it weren't going to be an option {at some point}. Maybe driver up
DF or NDF time code
by Robin Probyn 12 years ago
Question from a camera person.If for example shooting 29.97.Should one use DF or always NDF,even if for broadcast.I have some memory of being told by an editor to shoot always NDF,as the DF can can be
Re: DF or NDF time code
by Michael McIntyre 12 years ago
We use Non-Drop for ALL camera acquisition and any outside audio vendors prefer their files that way. We don't get to Drop Frame until we builc conform the broadcast master to get to air time.
Betcam to DV setting, what does it mean ?
by Dave Francombe 12 years ago
Almost as soon as I bought 2 aja products two years ago I stopped doing uncompressed SD work. Just today though I needed to create some spot work and fired it up, and bingo, worked perfectly, even aft
Re: Betcam to DV setting, what does it mean ?
by Michael McIntyre 12 years ago
Ditto to the others here.... I was equally confused by this setting and left it alone. That is until I shot BetaSP for a client and the rest of their footage was shot on DV. I was able to capture with
Looping Music Tracks
by Kilobyte 12 years ago
Has anyone got any tips on how to loop production music. Much appreciated :)
Re: Looping Music Tracks
by Michael McIntyre 12 years ago
Ditto to Lecherro: I agree that foot-tapping can definitely help with timing. Sometimes, you gotta close your eyes too. Sounds silly but no amount of finessing visuals on top will take away what you e
Director's Demo
by Matt Wafaie 12 years ago
Hey, We'd love it if you'd have a look at our website and give your thoughts. Thanks in advance, http: www.wafickefilms.com
Re: Director's Demo
by Michael McIntyre 12 years ago
Matt: Get back to work! Don't you have some network notes to go over ! ! ! ! I kid of course. This is McIntyre writing. Obviously. Stuff looks great. Seriously. Curious what you shot the D.C.P.S.A on.
Larger Timecode Viewer in Final Cut?
by Greg Jones 13 years ago
Currently the only way to easily view the sequence timecode is by the small numbers to the left of the sequence. Does anyone know of a plug-in out there that lets you adjust the size or create a timec
Re: Larger Timecode Viewer in Final Cut?
by Michael McIntyre 13 years ago
That's awesome, santellavision. I didn't ask but thanks for the heads-up anyways! Michael McIntyre
no proc amp controls during fcp capture?
by Bob Flood 13 years ago
Hey all Trying to capture some HDVfootage off of an M10U. When i open up the scopes on FCP i see low chroma and crushed blacks, yet when i adjust the proc amp controls in the IO control panel, they do
Re: no proc amp controls during fcp capture?
by Michael McIntyre 13 years ago
Anytime, Bob! I just found this out myself this week and have been playing with it some. Guess I might need another hobby. Anyway, since all the IoLA outputs are always 'active', it can feed video to
Levels for Broadcast
by Max Kaiser 13 years ago
Hi there. I'm desperately trying to figure out what are the proper audio levels to provide in sort of a weird situation. Presently, I produce television spots to be played via Comcast. Comcast demands
Re: Levels for Broadcast
by Michael McIntyre 13 years ago
I could be way off here, so someone correct me if I'm wrong. I believe the issue may revolve around the fact that tone is playing at a sustained level versus a timeline with peaks and valleys. Imagine
USB mics for FCP
by Scott Davis 13 years ago
I'm looking at USB mics to use with FCP and the VO tool to do temp VO tracks. It looks like the Samson CO1U and the Blue Snowball are pretty nice and reasonably priced. Has anyone had realworld experi
Re: USB mics for FCP
by Michael McIntyre 13 years ago
Thanks for the heads-up on the Samson. I'm assuming you're talking about the C01. Looks like a great deal. Might have to pony up for that one.Fever City Studio, LLC 1035 madison denver 80206
Aliasing Problems
by Jeff Cochran 13 years ago
Hi all, I'm having some serious problems with aliasing when I render my timeline to Quicktime. I have a 2 and half minute sequence with DV footage, animations from After Effects and Pict files from Ph
Re: Aliasing Problems
by Michael McIntyre 13 years ago
I had a similar problem and it revolved around reviewing the 'aliased' graphics on the computer monitor versus a standard broadcast monitor. Things viewed QC'ed on a computer monitor play much differe
Stock Footage Libraries
by tad newberry 13 years ago
i'm looking into buying some stock footage of various subjects, and just wondered what some of your favorite companies to work with are. there is a lot available for viewing on the web, and Artbeats l
Re: Stock Footage Libraries
by Michael McIntyre 13 years ago
Definitely check out Thought Equity. I'm not familiar with their rate card but they've landed some huge deals recently and are looking strong. Plus, they're from right here in Denver, CO.Fever City St
Ideal Fresh Install Suggestions
by Michael McIntyre 14 years ago
I realize there's 'recommended' installs and then there are those done by the people actually using and working with FCP. Suppose you had it all to do over again with a G5 dual 2.5, 2.5 RAM, 160 inter
Re: Ideal Fresh Install Suggestions
by Jeff Carpenter 14 years ago
I think I've heard of people running Final Cut and Avid on the same system...search the archives here, I'm pretty sure I've read about it here in the past. Also, I'd suggest getting a 2nd internal SAT
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