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Mike Alexander

Member Since:
November 9th 2009
54 Posts
Current Video Production Rates
by Mike Alexander 8 years ago
Does anyone have a link for current video production rates 2012 (camera op, editor, audio tech, etc.)
Re: Current Video Production Rates
by Shane Ross 8 years ago
We all make minimum wage. Oh, sure, it doesn't seem like that at first. "Wow, I get $500 a day " Then they work you for 20 hours. Or "Wow, I get $3000 for this project " Then that project stretches on
Budgeting for Corporate Video
by Mike Alexander 8 years ago
Does anyone have an Excel template for a Video Production Budget with line items If there is a site with downloads, that would be great. Also, typical rates updated to 2012. Any help would be apprecia
Re: Budgeting for Corporate Video
by Bill Davis 8 years ago
I'll support this by saying that the number one mistakes I usually see new folks make on their pricing is not considering their tax burden. The close second is not accounting for equipment depreciatio
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White Bar on right side of Quicktime export
by Mike Alexander 9 years ago
I have seen that some of my QT exports out of Final Cut or Compressor end up with a big white bar to the right of the video. The bar is not over any video and the QT inspector says that all the specs
Re: White Bar on right side of Quicktime export
by Rafael Amador 9 years ago
Hi mike, You may try with the Clip Properties (Cmd-J) Video Track Visual settings. rafael www.nagavideo.com
D5 deck problems
by Mike Alexander 9 years ago
Not sure if this is the correct forum, but I have a problem with my D5 deck record. I have used multiple sources and multiple settings and I am getting a red channel condition light everytime. The vid
Re: D5 deck problems
by Mark Spano 9 years ago
Red channel condition lights could be all of the above, plus it could be that your deck and your workstation are not referenced to the same clock source. Start with the system setup, make sure that yo
Green Line top of screen during Black and Code
by Mike Alexander 10 years ago
When Blacking an HD tape from Final Cut (HDCAM, D5) I have noticed a thin green line at the top of the screen. When I put bars and tone then program to tape, there is no green line. It only appears du
Re: Green Line top of screen during Black and Code
by Chris Borjis 10 years ago
as long as the easy setup matches up with the format you shouldn't be seeing that. most decks (definitely hdcam and digibeta) have a "black" mode that can be enabled for tape blacking. thats what I do
Final Cut License
by Mike Alexander 10 years ago
I was wondering if there is a way to check and see if Final Cut has been loaded on a additional machine or MacBook Can I use the serial number
Re: Final Cut License
by Mike Alexander 10 years ago
Yes, that is what I would like to do. The IT folks are doing an audit of our systems software.
Final Cut bad with 1080psf
by Mike Alexander 10 years ago
I've posted a similar quandary before, but may have narrowed it down. Occasionally, when working with HD files in Final Cut (mostly ProRes) the timeline will suddenly get very slow and "pinwheel" all
Re: Final Cut bad with 1080psf
by Mike Alexander 10 years ago
I'm not actually doing any editing to be honest. This is simple digitize an HD commercial spot and possibly put on a new slate or add a graphic tag to the end. The slow down happens before I add any g
Lissajous display
by Mike Alexander 10 years ago
I think i have the right terminology. I am not an audio person. I am looking to see if there is a downloadable program for MAC that has a "lissajous" pattern display monitor. Is there a meter in Sound
Re: Lissajous display
by Ty Ford 10 years ago
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AJA Kona Easy Setup for DVCPro HD
by Mike Alexander 10 years ago
Can anyone provide me the specs to create a AJA Kona Easy Setup for DVCPro HD for Final Cut. I see Easy Setups for DVCPro HD, but they all use firewire and say that DVCPro HD Digitizer is missing. Can
Re: AJA Kona Easy Setup for DVCPro HD
by Mike Alexander 10 years ago
Thanks I could do that. A client wants XDCam files. We would be capturing from HDCam or D5. I figured it would work in Final Cut Capture like any other capture codec. I'll test when the time comes.
Coverting 16x9 to 4x3 letterbox then to tape
by Mike Alexander 11 years ago
Just wondering if coverting a 16x9 digital file to 4x3 letterbox with Quicktime or another transcoding program has any perils involved - especially regarding mastering it to tape (Final Cut.) Is this
Re: Coverting 16x9 to 4x3 letterbox then to tape
by Mike Alexander 11 years ago
Thanks. That's what I had in mind and it came out fine. It looks good on tape as well (Digi and BetaSP.) Mostly, I wanted to know if anyone has had problems doing this so I know what to look out for -
Coverting 16x9 to 4x3 letterbox
by Mike Alexander 11 years ago
Just wondering if coverting a 16x9 digital file to 4x3 letterbox with Quicktime or another transcoding program has any perils involved - especially regarding mastering it to tape (Final Cut.) Is this
Re: Coverting 16x9 to 4x3 letterbox
by Mike Alexander 11 years ago
For Broadcast TV commercials
Digibeta Deck Timecode switching back and forth
by Mike Alexander 11 years ago
Not sure if this is the proper forum, but... I am doing an assembly edit from one Digibeta deck to another to build a reel. When I try to line up IN points, the timecode on the Master keeps changing f
Re: Digibeta Deck Timecode switching back and forth
by Mike Alexander 11 years ago
Thanks folks. I'll take your advice. I had that idea, but no one around to bounce it off.
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