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Mike Weber

Video Editor & Post-Production Supervisor
Member Since:
July 12th 2001
188 Posts
100 posts
Location:
La Jolla, CA
Streamclip Not Playing Video Properly...
by Mark Pybus 7 years ago
Hello, Whenever I load a file into Streamclip (1.9.2), the top 1 5th of the video is cut off. This happens regardless of what type of file I load into Streamclip. When I export from Streamclip, the ex
Re: Streamclip Not Playing Video Properly...
by Mike Weber 3 years ago
I had this same problem. This solution worked for me: 1) Be sure you have the most recent BETA version (1.93b8) 2) Open Applications folder, select MPEG Streamclip's application file, do "Get Info" (c
Replacing a bad drive in a Lacie 4big striped RAID 5
by Mike Weber 5 years ago
Hello I have a Lacie 4big Quadra 8TB drive, striped RAID 5. (4 x 2TB drives inside). Connected to a Mac Pro running OS 10.6.8. The Lacie RAID is about 4 years old. A few days ago it started performing
Re: Replacing a bad drive in a Lacie 4big striped RAID 5
by Mike Weber 5 years ago
Great, thanks guys for your advice. I ordered a replacement drive directly from Lacie, should arrive today.
Trim original footage to a new, shorter file
by Mike Weber 6 years ago
Hello I have a bunch of Apple ProRes 422 HQ 3840x2160 footage. In a lot of cases, the camera was rolling for several minutes, but I really only need a 10-15 second part of the clip. I would like to cu
Re: Trim original footage to a new, shorter file
by Mike Weber 6 years ago
Just tried it, it worked for me. Thanks for the advice.
Export problem when using Pre-Render files
by Mike Weber 7 years ago
Hi All I think I may have discovered a bug. If I make a ProRes sequence, render, and then try to export a movie using Previews, the export will not work if the sequence contains Bars & Tone or Black V
Re: Export problem when using Pre-Render files
by Mike Weber 7 years ago
Hello Mel Thanks for confirming the bug. I did submit a bug report myself, so hopefully Adobe will fix this in the next release. Yes, I know I can render out to ProRes if I use a non-ProRes sequence a
Reference window - can it play back video dynamically?
by Mike Weber 7 years ago
I have the Reference window input set to Composite Video, and Gang to Program Monitor is checked. But when I play my sequence, the Reference window does not play back the video - it stays paused on th
Re: Reference window - can it play back video dynamically?
by Ivan Myles 7 years ago
Mike Weber "I actually miss the breakout floating Multicam window from CS6." Has this feature been removed in the new CC version NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! An alternative approach is to enable a second monito
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Adobe Dynamic Link - ghosted
by Mike Weber 7 years ago
Hello I am trying to import an After Effects composition into my Premiere Project. I am running Creative Cloud, Premiere v. 7.0.0. But in the File menu, the Adobe Dynamic Link choice is greyed out. I
Re: Adobe Dynamic Link - ghosted
by Mike Weber 7 years ago
Solved my own problem - I realized that I hadn't yet installed the CC version of After Effects. Once I did, Adobe Dynamic Link became an option in Premiere CC.
Multicam clip order in Premiere 7
by Mike Weber 7 years ago
Hello I am making a Multi-camera out of 2 source files which are timecode synced. I can make the multicam just fine, though I don't have any control over which angle becomes Camera 1, and which become
Import Premiere Keyboard Shortcuts from CS6 to CC?
by Mike Weber 7 years ago
Hello I am upgrading to Creative Cloud from CS6. In Premiere, I would like to load in the same custom keyboard shortcuts I was using in CS6. Does anyone know how to do this I tried copying the .kys fi
Re: Import Premiere Keyboard Shortcuts from CS6 to CC?
by Todd Kopriva 7 years ago
Here's a somewhat hacky way: http: www.ericbrodeur.com blog 2013 06 19 import-keyboard-settings-into-premiere-pro-cc -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Get footage off of a Canon camera's hard drive
by Mike Weber 9 years ago
Hello all - I posted this on the Canon forum, but didn't get any responses, and so I thought I'd try here. I am trying to sort out a workflow involving a Canon Vixia HG20 camera, which records to a 60
Re: Get footage off of a Canon camera's hard drive
by Mike Weber 9 years ago
Just wanted to follow up and say your suggestion worked great - she is now able to send me the AVCHD files directly, by first offloading her camera's hard drive to her SD card. Thanks again.
Accessing Canon Vixia HG20 camera files?
by Mike Weber 9 years ago
I am trying to sort out a workflow involving a Canon Vixia HG20 camera, which records to a 60G hard drive. My colleague is up in San Francisco recording events, and I'm down in San Diego editing the t
FCP-Log and Transfer-Audio Issues-XDCAM EX Footage
by Bill Paris 10 years ago
Im running FCP on a duel quad intel Mac G5 with a Kona 3 Card ... shooting with Sony PMW350 XDCAM EX at 1920X1080 29.97 with FCP set to capture at 1920X1080 29.97 Pro Res HQ. The problem I'm having is
Re: FCP-Log and Transfer-Audio Issues-XDCAM EX Footage
by Mike Weber 10 years ago
Hello Shane and Bill I experienced the exact same problem with Log & Transfer and XDCAM EX footage. In the L&T viewer, audio plays superfast for a few seconds then cuts out. Audio plays fine for the c
Audio Crackles from FCP 7 through Kona Card
by Jake Diamond 10 years ago
Hello, My system was recently upgraded to FCP 7.02 from 6.05 and the Kona LHi control panel was upgraded to Version 8.0. I'm working on a Pro Res 1080i 29.97 sequence and now when I play any clips or
Re: Audio Crackles from FCP 7 through Kona Card
by Mike Weber 10 years ago
We just installed a Kona LHi last week, and were experiencing the exact same problem - random audio crackling and video hits. I followed your lead - uninstalled Kona LHi Driver 8.0, installed 7.5.1, a
Possible Multiclip bug in Final Cut Pro 7?
by Nick Derrico 11 years ago
I just got Final Cut Pro 7 and I think I've stumbled upon a bug with multiclip editing, as I have never had this issue in FCP 6. I'm curious if anybody else has had this problem, or if I'm just being
Re: Possible Multiclip bug in Final Cut Pro 7?
by Mike Weber 11 years ago
I'm experiencing the same thing - Weird stuff happens if I have in and or out marks set in the timeline, and try to change the angle on my multiclip. Cuts and switches happen in the timeline at the in
Multiclip Angle Switch playing different clip
by Ursula Mann 11 years ago
please help!! I am editing an interview with 2 angles multiclipped. i have the clip on the timeline and when i click on it to choose the other angle of the interview, both angles come up in the viewer
Re: Multiclip Angle Switch playing different clip
by Mike Weber 11 years ago
I am experiencing the same thing. Bug
Multiclip Issues
by Mike Kahn 11 years ago
A few issues I've had with multiclip that hopefully someone with more experience will have answers to. I am using FCP 7.0.1, OS 10.5.8 and the footage is XDCAM EX 720p 23.98: If I have any ins or outs
Re: Multiclip Issues
by Mike Weber 11 years ago
We're having similar FC7 multipclip issues. Hopefully just a bug that will be fixed soon
converting video to FLV via FCP 7
by Chris Church 11 years ago
Hi there, can anyone tell me whether FCP 7 no allows you to convert and export timeline footage to an FLV file directly from FCP or do you still ahve to use a Flash Video programme Cheers D
Re: converting video to FLV via FCP 7
by Mike Weber 11 years ago
Bob - Was this new in FCP 7 I am currently using FCP 6.0.6 (waiting until I get through some major projects before upgrading to v.7). I have CS4 installed on my system. Flash does not show up as an ex
OT - FCP Studio Academic vs. Standard
by Steven Gonzales 11 years ago
After a couple weeks of conflicting information from my Apple Reps, they have confirmed that FCP Studio Academic is not upgradeable. The normal academic discount is $899. The retail for a non-academic
Re: OT - FCP Studio Academic vs. Standard
by Mike Weber 11 years ago
Our campus (UC San Diego) bookstore sells it for $299, so it's worth it to check and see if your academic affiliation has some sort of deal going on. http: bookstore.ucsd.edu computers software apple.
Motion text looks blurry after being letterboxed in 4:3 FCP timeline
by Mike Weber 12 years ago
I am working on a show in Final Cut Studio, using FC Pro to edit, and Motion to do the graphics, which consist of moves on stills and titles lower thirds. My codec is standard definition 8 bit uncompr
Re: Motion text looks blurry after being letterboxed in 4:3 FCP timeline
by Mike Weber 12 years ago
Yeah, I checked, the text is on an even line, both vertically and horizontally. The culprit is definitely Final Cut Pro. It does the letterboxing of my nested sequence by changing the Distort value to
LA-No communication
by Scott G 14 years ago
I'm using an LA box w a UVW1800 and can not get communication in log capture mode w. FCP 5.0.4. I was logging, stepped away from the machine for 20 minutes and when I went back there was no communicat
Re: LA-No communication
by Mike Weber 12 years ago
I had this same problem, and your solution (power down power up AJA box) fixed it for me. Thanks Bob!
Just a Tip - Mirror editing trick
by Todd Terry 12 years ago
Hey kids.... I revived a l'il trick today that I used to use years ago but had long since forgotten about... just thought I'd share it. Who knows ... maybe I live in a cave and everyone knows this, bu
Re: Just a Tip - Mirror editing trick
by Mike Weber 12 years ago
At least once before mastering, I force myself to turn off the computer monitors and watch the program solely on the NTSC monitor. I find if the computer monitors are on, I frequently glance at CTI lo
Rendering out a still image with Alpha Channel
by Mike Weber 12 years ago
I am working on an Intel Mac, using Graffiti Keyframer 5.1., and am having trouble with exported pict files. I create a title (just text), and then going File Export... Current Frame. In older version
Re: Rendering out a still image with Alpha Channel
by Mike Weber 12 years ago
Hello Dave, thanks for your help. In the Crop tab I set the value back to none 0, and then went to the Mask tab and entered the parameters for top bottom. Looked just like it did when I was cropping.
Where are my Standard Def presets in Motion?
by Mike Weber 12 years ago
I am using Motion 3.0.2 on a G5. For some reason I am missing my standard definition project presets. For example if I go the Motion menu Preferences... Presets, only high definition settings show up
Re: Where are my Standard Def presets in Motion?
by Mike Weber 12 years ago
OK, I did a search and found someone had a similar problem earlier, where they had no presets at all. Followed a link to this Apple doc describing the problem: http: support.apple.com kb TS1097 I did
mixing wide and full screen footage
by Mike Weber 13 years ago
How does you handle it when you have a mix of 4x3 and 16x9 footage in the same show (Artisitically speaking, not technically speaking). Let's say your interviews are all 16x9, but most or all of your
Re: mixing wide and full screen footage
by Lu Nelson 13 years ago
Hi Mike, another thought with unifying these two, if you want to have something consistent and have to scale up the 4x3 footage to match you 16x9 sequence, is that you can also get away with distortin
Walter Murch to appear at FCPUG SuperMeet at NAB
by Michael Horton 13 years ago
Legendary film and sound editor Walter Murch will appear as a guest at the 6th Annual FCPUG NAB SuperMeet at NAB, April 18 at the Venetian Hotel. Tickets are going fast, so if you are going, buy them
Re: Walter Murch to appear at FCPUG SuperMeet at NAB
by Mike Weber 13 years ago
I'm going to this event, although I have to admit I have no idea what to expect. On the website it says details will be announced soon, but can someone just give me a brief idea of the scope of the ev
Boris forum?
by Mike Weber 13 years ago
Just wondering when the BorisFX forum might be coming back on line.
Re: Boris forum?
by Ronald Lindeboom 13 years ago
Hi Mike, We have been working on the issue and have isolated the problem and have set out to resolve it. We hope to have an answer in the next couple of days or so. Stay tuned. Best regards, Ron Lind
Where are the best hotel deals found.
by danic101 13 years ago
This is my first year going to NAB and I was wondering where the best strip hotel deals where found, thought the NAB website or one of the online travel sites
Re: Where are the best hotel deals found.
by Mike Weber 13 years ago
If you are flying into Vegas, consider going on Southwest Airlines, because on their website they have "vacation" packages combining airfare & hotel, which really can cut down the overall cost.
Graffiti with Final Cut questions
by Mike Weber 14 years ago
I'm using Boris Graffiti 4.0 with Final Cut Studio 5.1 When using Boris Graffiit Static, is there a way to have the Composite window display as 4x3 In the Preferences General tab, I have it set to 4x3
Re: Graffiti with Final Cut questions
by Mike Weber 14 years ago
Check the Preview with Square Pixels option in the Preview menu, that might be the culprit. That did the trick - thanks! Sorry, preview to monitor is only available from the keyframer because when yo
Trouble selecting font and font size in Graffiti
by Mike Weber 14 years ago
I just updated from Graffiti 2.1 to Graffiti 4, and am apparently experiencing some growing pains. In 2.1 I used to create and modify my text using the Text Window, with Auto Update turned on so that
Re: Trouble selecting font and font size in Graffiti
by Boris Yamnitsky 14 years ago
I just reproduced your problem with changing text size in Controls window (using RED 3 on Mac). It only happened right after I typed text using text tool. The problem goes away if you expand the Face
Convert Media 100i Digitised files to files FCP can handle.
by Alex Bond 14 years ago
I've asked this before but i still can't do it. Can someone tell me how to convert my Media 100i digitised files to ones i can use with FCP (I'd really rather not get involved with FCP but it seems to
Re: Convert Media 100i Digitised files to files FCP can handle. Floh help?
by Mike Weber 14 years ago
Alex Unfortanately I'm at the limits of my knowledge about this. Rather than give you bad advice, I'll flag this message for Floh...
Inform me please
by Tom Maloney 14 years ago
Hi , I am just migrigating over to Mac and FCP from another "A"nle. Starting out with a new powerbook and someday maybe a G5. Right now I will just be capturing dv via a deck with firewire output. Wha
Re: Inform me please
by Mike Weber 14 years ago
I have my AJA IoLA box hooked up to one of the firewire ports on the mac, and my DSR-1500 deck hooked up via firewire to a Sonnet Allegro FW400 PCI card, and have had no problems. I'm using v. 2.1 of
M100 and FCP co-exist on same system?
by Mike Weber 14 years ago
I'm currently running M100 v. 8.2.2 on a dual 1 Ghz G4, in OS 10.3.9. I would like to upgrade to Tiger, and also install Final Cut Pro 5 on the same system. Are there any pitfalls I should look out fo
Re: M100 and FCP co-exist on same system?
by john 14 years ago
why not use M100 Software only and when the DV i O is released have the best of both worlds. i have found the difference in versions of quicktime that are supported by M100 and FCP stops you from havi
Running counter, starting higher than 30,000
by Mike Weber 15 years ago
I am using AE 6.5 I need to make a running counter, that counts down from 50,000,000 to 10 in about 3 seconds. The way I have done this kind of thing in the past is to make a new solid layer, and then
Re: Running counter, starting higher than 30,000
by Mike Weber 15 years ago
Thanks for all your help - you've saved me a lot of time & frustration! Our senior artist position is currently vacant, and so I'm stepping in to help out the best I can. Normally I (an editor) use AE
Running counter, starting higher than 30,000
by Mike Weber 15 years ago
I am using AE 6.5 I need to make a running counter, that counts down from 50,000,000 to 10 in about 3 seconds. The way I have done this kind of thing in the past is to make a new solid layer, and then
Re: Running counter, starting higher than 30,000
by Mike Weber 15 years ago
Thanks for all your help - you've saved me a lot of time & frustration! Our senior artist position is currently vacant, and so I'm stepping in to help out the best I can. Normally I (an editor) use AE
Job position available for senior artist
by Mike Weber 15 years ago
Hello For anyone interested, our educational television station has a full-time job position available in the San Diego area. We need someone with strong After Effects (and other) skills. Here's a lin
motion path following a mask
by Mike Weber 15 years ago
In AE 6.5, I want to have a picture follow a path, specifically a circular path. I've done this effect before in AE 5.5, using this strategy: 1) Make a new solid layer. Create a circle shaped mask. Hi
Re: motion path following a mask
by Mike Weber 15 years ago
Thanks guys - I'll give this a try Mike
M100 software codec question
by Mike Weber 15 years ago
Hi all I'm running M100 v 8.2.2 on two different systems, one an XR and one an XS. Both have the P6000 and E6000 boards, and both are dual 1 ghz G4s, and have identical RAID setups. I was having some
Re: M100 software codec question
by Mike Weber 15 years ago
Thanks for clearing that up, Floh! Mike
Is there a way to Relink Offline files?
by Dave Tavernier 15 years ago
I recently did a backup of a hard drive, an exact duplicate, but when I open a Media 100 project on the exact duplicate backup drive I have files that show up in the Project Manager window as "offline
Re: Is there a way to Relink Offline files?
by Mike Weber 15 years ago
I've found this to be an irritation myself for bigger projects. I sometimes move a project between 2 or 3 different M100 systems, and whenever I do, the project file loses its link to the bins & progr
How do you get the number keys to work?
by Jerome Robbins 15 years ago
I am using Media 100i 8.2.2 XR on OS 10.3.9 Since I switched up from 7.5.1 on OS 9 there arer to functions not working. I can't use the number key pad but have to use the numbers on the keyboard. Also
Re: How do you get the number keys to work?
by Mike Weber 15 years ago
Hi Jerome Hit the "clear" key on your keypad. That will toggle the keypad functionality. You can also toggle using the triangle keypad icon in the menu bar, just the right of Window. Mike
Graffiti with FCP
by Mike Weber 15 years ago
Hi. I have an easy one. (I hope). I'm using Graffiti version 2.1 with Final Cut Pro HD 4.5. I'd like to know how to see the background video layer while creating a lower third in Graffiti. I have my v
Re: Graffiti with FCP
by Scott Fisher 15 years ago
When you apply Graffiti there should be 'wells' labeled Video 1, 2 etc... in your controls window underneath the Graffiti banner. drag a copy of the video you would like to use inside of Graffiti. Lau
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