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Miodrag Ristic

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September 3rd 2006
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Anamorphic playback in QuickTime
by Dennis Dean 9 years ago
Just completed a video in FCP with a Sequence Setting of 720x480 NTSC DV (3:2) Anamorphic 16:9 - Looks great in FCP and as a DVD - But how should I export it for play back in Quick Time with the prope
Re: Anamorphic playback in QuickTime
by Miodrag Ristic 9 years ago
There is a little utility called Anamorphiciser and it's used for preparing a QT exported from FCP for iDVD, and of course it will work for you too. Just drop your QT file on Anamorphiciser's icon and
Compatibility or Quirks with Canon XH-G1
by Dennis Dean 9 years ago
Thinking seriously of purchasing a Canon XH-G1 (not the newer "s" version) and wondering if anyone knows of any particular quirks with Final Cut (version 6) Or experience with the camera in general .
Re: Compatibility or Quirks with Canon XH-G1
by Miodrag Ristic 9 years ago
Dean, have I gone crazy, or one of you posts have gone missing (your direct response to my post above) Big Brother Big CC Brother :) Anyway, when you mentioned Sony... I was just watching a TV show an
e-sata question
by Chris Cea 9 years ago
HI All, Looking to pick up a LaCie d2 Quadra 1 TB Hard Disk. Can anyone make a recommendation as to what e-sata card will work with this hard drive. I am running SL with a current 2.66 12 core. Mostly
Re: e-sata question
by Miodrag Ristic 9 years ago
I've been using LaCie drives for years, and the more recent ones are the worst ones, got that 1 TB D2 Quadra as well... everything in specs looks fine, ports, speed, but in practice.. very disappointi
CoverFlux PlugIn not working in FC or Motion
by roberto zuluaga 9 years ago
Hi, I am a beginner with FinalCut and I just installed CoverFlux plugin. I am trying to create a slides show using CoverFlux but the "Choose" button to select the images I want to add to the project d
Re: Free CoverFlux Plugin EMBEDDED VIDEO
by Miodrag Ristic 9 years ago
OT little bit... Peter, what encoding settings did you use for your demo on your website In my browser, it played smoothly as 720p (do you decide on at what resolution it is going to play, or it detec
DVCPROHD 720 24pN footage edited in a DVCPRO50 Anamorphic Sequence?
by Dan Brockett 9 years ago
Hi all: What am I doing wrong Shot DVCPROHD720 24pN. Client doesn't care about HD output, wants SD widescreen DVD and widescreen QT H.264 for their website. I edit in the DVCPRO50 Anamorphic time line
Re: DVCPROHD 720 24pN footage edited in a DVCPRO50 Anamorphic Sequence?
by Miodrag Ristic 9 years ago
Chris, that is not the issue here (I bet Dan knows that anyway). The issue is why the QT clip is behaving the way it is behaving. We should respond in case we've got something to contribute to solve t
Good solid state portable recorder for hpx170
by Kevin Gonzales 9 years ago
Hi: I've got a shoot coming up that will require a ton of recording time per day. We are going to shoot on the HPX170 in 720 24pn. Instead of buying more P2 cards, is there a good solid state recorder
Re: Good solid state portable recorder for hpx170
by Miodrag Ristic 9 years ago
I agree, after many years of shooting DV, tape plus Firestore, it was hard for me to fit into new P2 workflow of just recording to one media (P2 card), without back up. I liked that simultaneous recor
Audio Knobs on the 170
by Chris Tompkins 9 years ago
Man, I can't believe how small the audio control knobs are on the 170. What a pain. When u shoot a live event or have 2 different lines coming in you need to adjust the levels while recording. Turning
Re: Audio Knobs on the 170
by Miodrag Ristic 9 years ago
Thanks Dan, that helps. www.digitalvideovault.com.au
How do you achieve this effect?
by Nick Kelly 9 years ago
I'm trying to figure out how to achieve the, I guess transition or filter effect at :53 seconds of this video: http: www.youtube.com watch v=pJoYgfXVG4c I have been trying to figure it out for days an
Re: How do you achieve this effect?
by Miodrag Ristic 9 years ago
It's from Luca FX. www.digitalvideovault.com.au
Final Cut Pro 6.0.6 problems
by david almond 9 years ago
Hi, I hope somebody maybe able to help. We are a College running leopard 10.5.8, and our students login using local accounts. We are using Final Cut Pro 6.0.6 Quicktime 7.5 & Quicktime 7.6.4. When our
Re: Final Cut Pro 6.0.6 problems
by Miodrag Ristic 9 years ago
You must be right, they even call the setting SQUEEZED, but their explanation is misleading; "extracting 4:3 shaped patch out of the center..." Thanks Mio www.digitalvideovault.com.au
HPX170P Is this an import?
by Terry Leahy 9 years ago
Hello all, I just bought a new AG-HPX170 from Amazon.com and what was shipped to me was an AG-HPX170P. Is this an import model I bought it so that I could get the rebate and 5 year warranty, but I'm a
Re: HPX170P Is this an import?
by Miodrag Ristic 9 years ago
I've had similar experience to yours, even worse probably. The camera they (Australian dealer) sold me in the first place was used and damaged (this turned out to be good) as if it wasn't damaged it'd
FS-100 / P2 & Snow Leopard
by Jana Leveritt 10 years ago
I have been using the HVX200 with a FireStore FS-100 and FCP workflow for a couple of years. All of my footage is in DVCProHD 1080i. I was on Tiger OS and everything has been great. I decided to look
Re: FS-100 / P2 & Snow Leopard
by Miodrag Ristic 10 years ago
Jana, I don't get it. Do you import footage from Firestore or from P2 cards I'm currently looking at getting the FS-100 (currently using FS4Pro for my SD workflow with Canons) exactly for that reason
What am I missing on the pricing for a Panasonic AG-HVX200A?
by Eric Ruff 10 years ago
I am about to pull the trigger on a Panasonic AG-HVX200A. B&H has it for about $5100 , so does Amazon, but NextTag lists a slew of sellers: http: www.nextag.com Panasonic-AG-HVX200A-P2-605803598 price
Re: What am I missing on the pricing for a Panasonic AG-HVX200A?
by Miodrag Ristic 10 years ago
Not to be too pedantic, I believe Kim meant HPX 170 (not HVX 170). There are many reviews for HPX 170 you can find on the web; http: www.macvideo.tv camera-technology reviews index.cfm reviewid=111633
No more support for Duel Adaptor?
by Greg Nosaty 10 years ago
Maybe I'm behind the times and everyone has heard this already but I just received an email from the support desk at Duel Systems telling me they will no longer have support for OSX. That leaves me wi
Re: No more support for Duel Adaptor?
by Miodrag Ristic 10 years ago
Why not use firestore FS-100 (160 GB model only $999 at Vdeoguys.com). I know it can be dicy, most problems occurred (with my FS-4) with firewire cable detaching from my Canon's firewire port. But wit
OT- Video by Email
by Miodrag Ristic 10 years ago
I'd like to know how one can make design build an email like yours. like one that we all get from Cow (Pure Non Fat News). I'm talking about links embeded, clickable images, links etc. And yet, there
HPX Camera choices
by Chuck Farace 10 years ago
Hi I need to purchase a new camera to shoot primarily sports using tripod and handheld work. with some corporate jobs as well. Output to SD bulk of work DVD and web for now. I tried the 170 and found
Re: HPX Camera choices
by Miodrag Ristic 10 years ago
Chuck, You are right about only lens being 13x only, I'm finding it a bit short after 20x Canon lens for years... But, you asked about workflow; I'm using 170 and the workflow is simple; Shooting 1080
P2 HD importing
by Adam Kitter 10 years ago
I know this is day 1 stuff, and I have asked around but still no luck. But how do I import 1080 footage from the P2 via 1394 firewire. I am using a macbook pro 14.1 x and running final cut pro 5.0. I
Re: P2 HD importing
by Miodrag Ristic 10 years ago
Shane's link still works for me Adam. What you are saying is correct, I've done that, and don't forget to use firewire cable, not USB, and yes, it's all in the manual. But, more importantly, in Shane'
Uninstalling PC card slot driver
by Miodrag Ristic 10 years ago
I accidentally installed driver software P2PCCard Install.pkg for PowerBook, but I'm having a G5 PowerMac. Just stupid, saw "When Using Macintosh" title but haven't read the subtitle in my Install Man
Re: Uninstalling PC card slot driver
by Miodrag Ristic 10 years ago
I'll try that, as soon as I get accustomed to all menu settings and all other wizardry. Thank you for sharing all those tips with me. Mio www.digitalvideovault.com.au
Canon XH-A1 good for a wedding videographer?
by Arif Syed 11 years ago
I plan on starting a little venture to shoot weddings, and as I was researching camcorders, I found the Canon XH-A1 to be really tempting, would you guys recommend it for weddings A nice little perk i
Re: Canon XH-A1 good for a wedding videographer?
by Miodrag Ristic 11 years ago
Don, What do you as an experienced user troubleshooter think about this http: www.sonyhdvinfo.com showthread.php t=13265 well reported issue regarding the rolling shutter (in CMOS based cameras like Z
GL2 good for Events
by Daniel Fessak 11 years ago
I am thinking of starting my own video business. Do people think that the GL2 is good enough of a camera to shoot events such as weddings and sweet sixteens for people
Re: GL2 good for Events
by Miodrag Ristic 11 years ago
Daniel, I second Rob's assessment on GL2 to the last bit. It is a very good camera for what you want to do with it. There is a little Canon light (V10 if I'm correct) to attach to accessory shoe for r
Advertising as a Wedding Videographer
by Matt Giancarlo 11 years ago
Hi, I am a 19 year old wedding videographer. This is only my second yeah shooting weddings, and would like to get a lot more this year, as supposed to a very slow year last year (as expected of course
Re: Advertising as a Wedding Videographer
by Miodrag Ristic 11 years ago
Matt, Firstly, good luck, it's a great business to be in. Can be a bit stressful (as you might have already noticed) but very rewarding at the end. EXPOs - To expect a proper response, an expo has to
Serious dropout problems with new XH AI's
by Martin Gleeson 12 years ago
I have two new XH A1 cameras. My current problem is dropouts. At first, I though it was Edius capture, but it actually is the camera when it's recording. And I am getting LOTS of them. Sometime 3 to 5
Re: Serious dropout problems with new XH AI's
by Miodrag Ristic 12 years ago
My supplier only offers Sony, not Fuji, I'll have to do a search (we Down Under don't have as many options). Mio
HDV capture anomaly with XH-A1 and FCP
by Joseph Magrini 12 years ago
I am witnessing a strange anomaly when capturing HDV footage from my Canon XH-A1 via firewire. I'm using FCP 5.0 on a dual 1GHz G4 OS 10.3.9 with an Apple Studio Display set to 1280 X 1024. When captu
Re: HDV capture anomaly with XH-A1 and FCP
by Miodrag Ristic 12 years ago

Canon GL2 "Eject Tape" error
by boakadu 12 years ago
I have owned a gl2 for approx 2 years now. I record weddings with it. Just the past couple of weeks when i insert a mini dv there will be a message on the screen saying "eject Tape" and start beeping.
Re: Canon GL2 "Eject Tape" error
by Miodrag Ristic 12 years ago
Boakadu, Don is right, take it to a service, 2 years is about right time for their tape transport system to get serviced. If you were lucky, you might get away just with cleaning (by a professional of
XH A1 Capture Dropouts from Panasonic MQ tapes
by Shiloh Heyman 12 years ago
I have a Canon XH A1 that I have shot about 6 hours of HDV on. I use the Pannasonic AY-DVM63MQ tapes that have gotten good reviews. I am starting to think that these tapes are worthless garbage, but m
Re: XH A1 Capture Dropouts from Panasonic MQ tapes
by Miodrag Ristic 12 years ago
There you go... Thanks Don. Mick
Canon cameras and Firestore
by Miodrag Ristic 12 years ago
On FE webite, on their list of compatible cameras it says; that GL2 is compatible only with FS-4 and FS-4 Pro (I'd like to buy FS-4 HD and use it with my GL2 now, and later with a XH A1). Further, it
Pulsating heart effect
by Miodrag Ristic 12 years ago
Has anyone used any sort of pulsating heart animation It's for a health organisation video Or can one be created in FCStudio (FCP 5.0.4, Motion 2). Only thing I found was a heart shape in Motion, but
Re: Pulsating heart effect
by Noah Kadner 12 years ago
It really depends on the creative side- you could certainly illustrate this in Motion. It's just a question of shot design and the look you're after as to whether or not it merits full 3D. Noah Unlock
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