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Mike Jeffs

Work in and manage the production department for KPBS and public broadcasters located in San Diego.
Member Since:
October 16th 2008
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100 posts
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Rexburg IDAHO
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Do FCPX freelance editors charge for your "Edit Suite"
by Mike Jeffs 4 years ago
This is a sincere honest question. Those of you FCPX freelance editors, or even those who work for post houses on FCPX, Heck even Adobe guys, do you charge for the equipment you edit on along with you
Re: Do FCPX freelance editors charge for your "Edit Suite"
by Mike Jeffs 4 years ago
James Ewart "When a painter of carpenter comes to my house I do not expect to be charged for the use of the brushes or hammers. " In my former life I worked as a drywall guy. tradesman definitely cha
Marketing Agency Clients
by Mike Jeffs 4 years ago
My question is spawned from reading a couple of threads on this forum. A lot of us do work with for Advertising and Marketing agencies. Most of said agencies focus in house work to print and online an
Re: Marketing Agency Clients
by Todd Terry 4 years ago
Rich Rubasch "Todd do you do anything unique or fun after the project is delivered " YES!... cash the check. But seriously, no, not really. We work for the same agencies over and over again, and have
Motion Picture TV and Theatre Directory worth listing in ?
by Mike Jeffs 4 years ago
Not sure how many people still get or even use the MPE directory. I am curious on the groups thoughts on whether it is till worth it to purchase a listing or not I have some marketing and advertising
Re: Motion Picture TV and Theatre Directory worth listing in ?
by Ned Miller 4 years ago
A directory ad like that one would be a total waste of money. However, you can get a free, more effective ad by listing in your state and city's production directory. I imagine they are free, at least
Archiving software for projects?
by Jerry Sneede 4 years ago
I've asked before about the best way to archive AVID projects, but have not heard about any software that makes the process easier. Is there software the will gather all the relevant files so they can
Re: Archiving software for projects?
by Mike Jeffs 4 years ago
Check out these guys they have some great avid archiving products http: www.marquisbroadcast.com avid-edit-solutions.html Mike Jeffs Production Services Manager KPBS San Diego
xdcam hd 35 1440x1080 and CC Export issue
by Mike Jeffs 4 years ago
Curious if this is a known issue or not. We Just upgraded 2 of our After Effects CC to the 13.2 release and now when we export using the XDcam HD 35 it exports a 1440x1080 raster size. This is what th
Re: xdcam hd 35 1440x1080 and CC Export issue
by Mike Jeffs 4 years ago
I did the media encoder export and clip came out correct. Thank you for the info. I guess from here on out its export with ME Mike Jeffs Production Services Manager KPBS San Diego
Gaff Gun - this thing is brilliant
by Mark Suszko 4 years ago
Makes me want to buy stock... this gizmo will be a boon to my aching back and knees... https: www.facebook.com video.php v=10152810236608518&fref=nf
Re: Gaff Gun - this thing is brilliant
by Mike Jeffs 4 years ago
We put a order in back in Dec, and they are just now getting to shipping the dang thing out. They sale adapters so you can use any brand of 2" or 3" gaff tape. I am excited to try the thing if we ever
Studio Sound Stage Marketing Questions
by Mike Jeffs 4 years ago
All, I haven't posted in this forum for a while but since I value your opinions I thought I would ask for some ideas and feedback. I have recently taken a new position here in San Diego one of the goa
Re: Studio Sound Stage Marketing Questions
by Mike Jeffs 4 years ago
Mark I completely understand what you are saying. interestingly enough from my research so far, when it comes to pricing we are right in line with our competitors. So hopefully we don't step on any to
Encore Cs6 timeline plays twice before end action works
by Mike Jeffs 4 years ago
This is completely baffling me. I selected my video and audio file and tell encore to create new timeline. I point my menu play button to the first chapter in this timeline. I created 8 additional cha
Re: Encore Cs6 timeline plays twice before end action works
by Ron Lawson 2 years ago
I was having the same problem... the menu button would activate the timeline... play it through, and then at the end play it again. Essentially, when you previewed the DVD's operation, you had to hit
For those who USE a Avid Isis how do set up your workpaces
by Mike Jeffs 4 years ago
I recently had a meeting with a large production entity and it looks like we have two fundamentally different approaches to isis workspaces. They have a freaking ton of projects going simultaneously.
Re: For those who USE a Avid Isis how do set up your workpaces
by Andrew Kimery 4 years ago
Every time I've worked someplace with ISIS that did multiple shows concurrently it was setup kinda like the way you do it, Mike. Every show had separate workspaces for Avid media, non-Avid media, GFX,
Avid slyly opening up at NAB for those that noticed
by Mike Jeffs 5 years ago
I feel like this pertains more in this debate forum then the avid forum. But if not I apologize. at nab in the avid booth they were doing something I hadn't ever seen before, that is using alpha build
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Re: Avid slyly opening up at NAB for those that noticed
by Mike Jeffs 5 years ago
And that Avids logo is plastered on every lanyard with you badge :) Mike Jeffs Video Coordinator BYU-Idaho
New Workstation PC or Mac Tube
by Mike Jeffs 5 years ago
We have gotten budget to replace two of our edit machines and I am torn as to replace with the New mac or go with a HP Z series. We currently use Macs but I feel we have more errors and issues with th
extract and splice in without using mouse
by Mike Jeffs 5 years ago
I for some reason can think of how to do this the right way. I would like to mark a in and out point to a section of segments (all the tracks) then extract that potion, rippling all my edits to fill t
Re: extract and splice in without using mouse
by Mike Jeffs 5 years ago
So this seems to only work if you timeline setting is defaulted to insert edit instead of overwrite. I like having my default be overwrite but I guess this is the price of admission to do what I want.
export a AAF with copyed media and baked in effects for color
by Mike Jeffs 5 years ago
I have a Avid project which has footage shot in 720 60p. We created a 60p project and consolidated transcoded our clips into our Media Drive. From there we created a new Avid project set to 720 30p. W
Re: export a AAF with copyed media and baked in effects for color
by Mike Jeffs 5 years ago
So what I ended up doing is I made a new dummy sequence which I copied the segment with the effect from my original timeline into the new sequence did a video mix, which created a new clip and new MXF
multi cam on a sequence
by Lucy Donaldson 5 years ago
Hi - I have a large project with multiple cameras running. The cameras however were cutting and reloading (at different times to each other) during shooting. I have synced up each camera to the audio
Re: multi cam on a sequence
by Mike Jeffs 5 years ago
This is where i wish avid would implement some sort of Muitcam cam mode that allows us to group sequences together as angles. That would be ideal. Doesn't FCPX and Premiere CC have something like that
coming back to MC after 7 years working on FCP7
by John Christoforu 5 years ago
Hi to every one, Made the big decision and downloaded the trial version of MC 7 before buying the upgrade. I converted a Prores 720p file to MFX using Sorenson and then exported from Davinci Resolve,
Re: coming back to MC after 7 years working on FCP7
by Mike Jeffs 5 years ago
Just a side note. When resolve creates a MXF DnxHD clip it is creating it as a op-atom MXF clip, which is the type that Avid creates and puts in the Avid Media files The AMA plugin for MXF is looking
Lightweight, portable media storage
by Kevin Prange 5 years ago
I m an in-house and one-man-band media producer in a corporate office. I shoot using a Panasonic AG-HMC150, recording on 32GB SDHC cards. Once finished with a card, I copy the file structure to both a
Re: Lightweight, portable media storage
by Mike Jeffs 5 years ago
Take a look at these guys, they may have what you our looking for. not sure if the prices are in your budget but they basically do what you are looking for. http: www.nextodiusa.com video2.html Mike J
Aerial stock footage workflow question
by Mike Jeffs 6 years ago
The other day we went up and shot some aerial footage of our college campus, the footage out of the camera is pretty good and after some testing with different stabilizers (Avid Resolve adobe) we dete
Re: Aerial stock footage workflow question
by Chris Borjis 6 years ago
With lossless codecs like DNxHD or ProRes you can literally re-encode to 10 generations before seeing any problems (not that you would), so that should work. But if it were me I would do what Ivan sug
AVID / SonyF3 XDCAM EX workflow?
by Morten Balling 6 years ago
Hi all, I'm going to grade a TV series, shot on SonyF3 XDCAM EX. The camera uses a mp4 wrap, and loading the raw mp4 files into Resolve gives black frames (kind of useless). The series is going to be
Re: AVID / SonyF3 XDCAM EX workflow?
by Mike Jeffs 6 years ago
Morten Balling "With the AAF workflow I foresee problems with things like stabilizing, credits, speed ramps etc. Also, there are the occasional missing clips, due to something I never figured out. Us
Multi Camera Recording
by John Barata 6 years ago
Hi, I do a few live multicamera TV shows per year. So far I have been shooting them with 4 cameras with synced timecode and posting the show. It's a live sporting event and there have been instances w
Re: Multi Camera Recording
by Mike Jeffs 6 years ago
External recording is a viable option but to make sure you don't have camera op error. You would need to run video cable from camera back to your center location so only one person hits record which i
Why are the highlights on Saturday Night Live so overexposed?
by Ben Finkel 6 years ago
I have noticed it the past couple of years, but this past week it really bothered me. I know it's live so they can't color correct it afterwards, but can't they just adjust their cameras to expose pro
Re: Why are the highlights on Saturday Night Live so overexposed?
by Mike Jeffs 6 years ago
while I have no working knowledge of the SNL broadcast, my best guess based off my experience is the lighting designers don't have enough time in a week to sett perfectly balanced intensity for all of
integrating various cameras
by Rique Pagan 6 years ago
Hi:I'm going to shoot a live band (power trio) at a bar with a stage and minimal but lighting. I've got 3 GL-1's, 2 (two) blackmagic cinema cameras, canon D6,D60, Sony alpha 55 and 77. Lens for BMC: 1
Re: integrating various cameras
by Mike Jeffs 6 years ago
Rique Pagan "I'd like some idea's and this one: downconvert everyone to SD " not quite sure what you are asking. Mike Jeffs Video Coordinator BYU-Idaho
Powergrade preset exchange
by Mike Jeffs 6 years ago
Is there a Exchange or a website where Resolve users can post and download powergrade presets it seems like there would be something like this but i can't seem to find anything. Thanks Mike Jeffs Vide
Old Question for new Camera
by Francesco Biagini 6 years ago
Hi All I am looking for video cameras for a set up at a local theatre within the 8k each budget. I am looking into the panny HPX250 for its 22x lens and SDI out. Any of you have used it in theatre Oth
Re: Old Question for new Camera
by Mike Jeffs 6 years ago
The hpx is a good camera, but what exactly are you wanting to do and why is the SDI out a requirement. Are you wanting to record to a external device Are you planing on doing a lot of panning zooming
Carrying Case/Hard Cases
by Nathan Rice 6 years ago
Hello All! I am planning a trip overseas and have been asked to cover some events while in the Philippines. I have never taken my gear with me before and am wondering if anybody know of any good cases
Re: Carrying Case/Hard Cases
by Mike Jeffs 6 years ago
+1 to carrying the camera as a carry on, but if your going international check and see if you going to a carnet accepting country. It will save you tons of headaches with customs. As for case. Pelican
Best HD video camera with remote control for crane/jib work
by Bill Sparkes 6 years ago
I have a Kessler 12 foot crane with a motorized pan tilt head. What would you suggest would be a good remote-controlled HD video camera (zoom,focus, autofocus) that I could use with this crane Lanc co
Re: Best HD video camera with remote control for crane/jib work
by Mike Jeffs 6 years ago
Check out the canon xf100, Sony pmw100 or panny hmc150. My best bet would be canon, it's got a good sensor great codec and shoots to cf cards. Also it has a lanc remote in so uou can get a varizoom co
Any training or workshops gear toward lighting for video?
by Mike Jeffs 6 years ago
I am wondering if anyone know of any workshops or seminars that focus on lighting for video production. Ideally i would love to find something to expand my abilities, I'm pretty confident with simple
Re: Any training or workshops gear toward lighting for video?
by Mike Jeffs 6 years ago
this looks great! to bad its in 3 days and in Boston and I'm in Idaho, not enough time for me to get approval. Hopefully they have more coming up! Mike Jeffs Video Coordinator BYU-Idaho
Foot candle for infinite white cyc
by Mike Jeffs 6 years ago
I am experimenting with a cyc wall painted white to achive the apple infinite white that is really popular now. But I'm trying to fiugre what the right foot candle or at least a ratio for lighting the
Re: Foot candle for infinite white cyc
by Bill Davis 6 years ago
Just as an aside, one of the things that makes this a whole lot easier is the trend for quality LCD small monitor manufacturers to build in "false color" algorithms. I haven't used a scope for setting
INVALID FILE NAME error on jpeg import
by Jerry Levine 7 years ago
Hi Everyone, I am running Media Composer 6.01 on a new Nitris DX and have a problem that is driving me nuts because it is so basic. All I'm trying to do is import a simple jpeg image into one of my bi
Re: INVALID FILE NAME error on jpeg import
by Jerry Levine 7 years ago
I found the problem - there was a slash but not in the picture itsel - the slash was actually buried in the folder alias I was using "Getty Photos" used to point to the sub-folder containing the probl
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Jokerbug 800 and 400
by Mike Jeffs 6 years ago
Does anyone know if i can use a Joker bug 800 ballest and power the joker bug 400 light with it. Thanks Mike Jeffs Video Coordinator BYU-Idaho
Re: Jokerbug 800 and 400
by Mike Jeffs 6 years ago
Thank you. we recently revieved two HMI joker bugs the 800 and the 400 but only one ballest. looks like we are going to have to spend the big money to get a second ballest. Mike Jeffs Video Coordinato
Isis 5000 and 7000
by Mike Jeffs 6 years ago
Can someone give me a high level idea of the differences between a isis 5000 and 7000. I understand 7000 is total enterprise class and offers more storage capacity. But are there other compelling diff
Re: Isis 5000 and 7000
by Mike Jeffs 6 years ago
Just for informational purposes for anyone in the future who may search and find this thread. We decided to go with a Isis 5000 two engines (32tb), with the possibility of adding a third in 2014. we w
Compression problem
by Shiu Tao Tobby Kan 6 years ago
Hi I heard in the internet that there is a codec called x264. But in the main stream program,ie. premiere and final cut pro, i can only find the h.264. Is there any way for me to compress video in x26
Re: Compression problem
by Mike Jeffs 6 years ago
From what I understand x264 is the open source version of the codec. But they are essentially the same. That is, any player, editor , ect will see a x264 just as it would a h264. The quality of a file
Solution for Getting Skype into Broadcast switcher
by Mike Jeffs 6 years ago
I am Looking for a solution to get Skype Video calls into my Video Switcher and then Send program back out so the Skype caller can see it. I am open to any ideas, Thank you Mike Jeffs Video Coordinato
Re: Solution for Getting Skype into Broadcast switcher
by Mike Jeffs 6 years ago
It looks like this box will get signal from a broadcast into Skype. But how do I get the Skype signal from the other end into my broadcast Mike Jeffs Video Coordinator BYU-Idaho
Facilis in the industry.
by Mike Jeffs 6 years ago
I have been assigned to do a little research by my administrators into who in the industry is using a facilis as their primary platform Primarily those in a mostly avid environment with other platform
Re: Facilis in the industry.
by Mike Jeffs 6 years ago
Ricky, Thank you so much i very much appreciate real world information. Mike Jeffs Video Coordinator BYU-Idaho
Clips not coming in from a AAF from Avid
by Mike Jeffs 6 years ago
I'm not really looking for a work around, But I'm trying to find out if I'm the only one with this problem or what is causing it. Several projects shot with nanoflash recorders to XDcam 50 HD422 the A
Question on Tripods/Heads.
by Eric McCarthy 6 years ago
Hoping someone can point me in the right direction. This is a cross post that was originally posted in "Indie Film & Doc.", but I thought I might have luck in this forum. I recently was lucky enough t
Re: Question on Tripods/Heads.
by Mike Jeffs 6 years ago
Well I'm a idiot. I should have looked closer. Sorry. On the website you attached I looks like they have a whole heck of a lot of adaptor mounts. I'm guessing non of those will fit your current heads
$8k Full video set up
by Michael Stuckart 6 years ago
Hello, I'm with a high school media program and we recently got 8K to spend on video equipment. As small as we know the budget is, the administration doesn't seem to think so, so we are gonna take wha
Re: $8k Full video set up
by Mike Jeffs 6 years ago
Telestream products are very good. While I have never used wire cast we do have quite a bit of there other products and they all work as advertised. Also there customer support is very good as well. G
CS6 and quicktime . MOVs and XDcam on windows
by Mike Jeffs 6 years ago
Simple question but I can t seem to find the answer. Can Adobe Media Encoder, Encode and Decode XDcam files in the MOV wrapper on a windows machine We have CS5 master suite installed and when I try an
Re: CS6 and quicktime . MOVs and XDcam on windows
by Robert Fargo 6 years ago
http: www.calibratedsoftware.com QXD.asp You can use the Calibrated plugin to decode the XDCAM mov files. As far as I know the only way to make them is wrapping them with Log and Transfer on the Mac (
HMI equivelent to my tugsten kit
by Mike Jeffs 7 years ago
I'm am not a Lighting Desinger and I don't pretent to be. I have gotten pretty good at lighting indoor Interview set ups. But we now find our selfs looking at doing a job that involves shooting agains
Re: HMI equivelent to my tugsten kit
by Mike Jeffs 7 years ago
Tom Nelson "Also, you might be wise to bring some large ND or scrim to knock down the amount of light coming through the windows, if possible, so you might have the option to tone down your light on
Camera Recommendations for New High School Football Video Scoreboard Production
by Cliff Kling 7 years ago
Greetings all, The high school where I have the privilege of working is installing a new 13.5' x 24' Daktronics DVX 15mm video scoreboard. We are gearing up for the production and operation of the boa
Re: Camera Recommendations for New High School Football Video Scoreboard Production
by Mike Jeffs 7 years ago
The jvc is a good camera. It might be a good entry point Depending on your distance the standard lens might not give you the super tight shot you would want foe football, but you do have have the abil
field production switchers
by carolyn entricht 7 years ago
I am in the process of purchasing a remote switcher. I have narrowed it down to tricaster 850 extreme and the black magic atem 2. Has anyone else compared the two and can share their findings
Re: field production switchers
by Mike Jeffs 7 years ago
We have both a tricaster and a blackmagic atem switcher here at our university. Our students have used them both for creating they're newscasts. My opinion I prefer the tricaster. I can't quite nait i
Live performance recording advice
by Vince Dyer 7 years ago
Hi guys, I am starting up a live (namely music) performance recording business and am humbly seeking professional advice on a couple issues (there is a lot that needs to work together here, please bar
Re: Live performance recording advice
by Mike Jeffs 7 years ago
Short answer will it work, theoretically yes. long answer. Never buy gear for the sake of buying gear if your not sure what to get and use find a rental house, or a friend, or a friend of a friend and
Mike Jeffs 7 years ago
if you want to send me your workflow to my email send it to Jeffsm@byui.edu
suggestions for wireless camera transmitters and receiver
by Carly Smith 7 years ago
Hi all - Broadcasting some sports and other live events in outdoor settings, using Panasonic P2s and Sony HD cameras. I would love some suggestions for mid-range priced wireless transmitters for the c
Re: suggestions for wireless camera transmitters and receiver
by Mike Jeffs 7 years ago
I have been looking into this for the last 2 years at NAB. Depending on your requirments there are a couple of decient options i have seen. 1st that comes to mind is the Camwave by IDX its got a range
Time extents doesn't match
by Dmitry Kitsov 7 years ago
So I am a new adopter of the DaVinci Resolve on Windows - ability to use powerful GPUs cannot be beat. Unfortunately any advantage of powerful system is undermined by the pipeline issues, particularly
Re: Time extents doesn't match
by Mike Jeffs 7 years ago
I get the same error. Im working on a Mac with avid. I did have mixed frame rates but I transcoded my sequence the exported the aaf. Supposedly the transcoded should have created all my media with the
Dealing with picky bid specs
by Todd Terry 7 years ago
Hey kids... long post (and partial rant). Wondering if any of you ever had this situation, and if so how you dealt with it. Our company lost a bid for a job today. Ok, a little backstory. We hardly ev
Re: Dealing with picky bid specs
by Mike Jeffs 7 years ago
I have been in the opposite position many times before (being the one to hire work). And for me I'm sometimes bound to play within the rules I'm given. Think of it this way. If I was a private company
Essential non-camera must haves?
by adam taylor 7 years ago
Its a long time since i was out in the field, and back then it was my job to cart all the kit around - not easy when it was low-band video recorders, portable monitors, Hitachi Z1, etc. I recently got
Re: Essential non-camera must haves?
by Mike Jeffs 7 years ago
Gaffe Tape! I always need it and i always forget it!!!. The thought comes to mind that this is subjective to what type of work are you doing News, documentary, promos Al joked and said a van, but i wo
UK Filmmaking forums?
by Chris Wood 7 years ago
Hi, I'm really not sure where to put this. Basically, I'd like to find some good forums for amateur independent student filmmakers where we can all get together and discuss and offer advice on filmmak
Re: UK Filmmaking forums?
by Mike Jeffs 7 years ago
there are a lot of UK shooters who visit the DVXuser forum that might be a place to start Mike Jeffs Video Coordinator BYU-Idaho
Finding Work
by David Busse 7 years ago
Hi, I'm sorry if I'm beating a dead horse, I couldn't find any good posts about this, but if there are any I would be happy to read the links. I just graduated college, have what I believe is a solid
Re: Finding Work
by Mike Jeffs 7 years ago
I want to add one more thing. A major stumbling block with most people coming out of college right now is the massive sense of entitlement they have. The World owes me a job, because I went to school.
text renders blurry
by Mike Jeffs 7 years ago
I am trying to render out a project and the is weird blurness happening when it renders. it is not there when you ram preview or even just park the cursor. Here is a snap shot of my workspace and here
Re: text renders blurry
by Mike Jeffs 7 years ago
THATS IT it was the DOF setting on the Camera Layer. ARRRGGGGG thank you all for you help Mike Jeffs Video Coordinator BYU-Idaho
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