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Nathan Tinsley

Married, two kids. Work full time at WCSH6. Moonlight doing weddings and industrial videography.
Member Since:
July 12th 2002
152 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Portland, Maine
Anti Virus Software and Premiere Pro CC
by Nathan Tinsley 6 years ago
Hello All, I'm about to install 4 new Premiere Pro CC suites in my building. I work for a major corporation that dictates internet security policy company wide. Therefore my work stations are MANDATED
Re: Anti Virus Software and Premiere Pro CC
by Nathan Tinsley 6 years ago
All good info and thanks! NT
Premiere Pro and SAN without Adobe Anywhere?
by Nathan Tinsley 6 years ago
Greetings, Has anyone successfully setup their own SAN to work with Adobe Premiere without using the Adobe Anywhere product Here is what I'd like to do: 4 Editors with GIG ethernet to a fast switch. 1
Re: Premiere Pro and SAN without Adobe Anywhere?
by Nathan Tinsley 6 years ago
Right I understand that you have to be careful about opening two projects at the same time but we would never do that. We won't really be doing that whole "dynamic collaboration" thing. I just want 4
Black Magic Mini Monitor and Newertek USB 2.0 to DVI on iMac
by Nathan Tinsley 7 years ago
I've not tried this yet but was thinking of adding both of these items to my 2011 iMac which has one Thunderbolt 1.0 port. Wouldn't this give three displays at once 1st Display(iMac)Main Desktop - FCP
Re: Black Magic Mini Monitor and Newertek USB 2.0 to DVI on iMac
by Nathan Tinsley 7 years ago
I think I may have just figured out a problem here. I found this disclaimer on the Macsales Site just under the product description for the Newertek adapter. Note: This release does not support OpenGL
4K workflows in FCPX
by Nathan Tinsley 7 years ago
I may have a 4k edit job in the next few months. I'm running FCPX on an iMac(Mid 2011, i7, 16 gigs ram). Am I a bit presumptuous in thinking that with a proper raid array upgrade I can do this edit Cu
Re: 4K workflows in FCPX
by Nathan Tinsley 7 years ago
Hi Gary, Thanks for the info. The edit may not require 4k monitoring per se. The footage will be a mix of 2k and 4k material from Canon C300's and C500's. It's hard to say if there will be any grading
Upgrading system disk to SSD?
by Nathan Tinsley 7 years ago
I'm slowly learning FCPX and one of the things I'm toying with is the idea of perking up my iMac with an SSD upgrade. I'm thinking of installing the SSD along side the current system disk. I would the
Re: Upgrading system disk to SSD?
by Nathan Tinsley 7 years ago
Thanks to both of you for the reply. It looks like 240 gig is going to be a good choice! Much appreciated! Nate
Voice Over Tool Questions
by Nathan Tinsley 8 years ago
I'm having a little trouble with the voice over tool within FCPX. I m trying to figure out if I can change the auto naming that goes on with it. Reason being I recorded some VO s in one edit session a
Re: Voice Over Tool Questions
by Nathan Tinsley 8 years ago
T.Payton that's a great idea and I will implement it! Thanks for the tip! Nate
XDCAM workflow for LHe
by Geof Gilland 9 years ago
Trying to figure out a workflow for XDCAM HD material. Shoot 1080i 59.94, 50mbps. If my finished timeline will be output thru the AJALHe,HD, 1080i 59.94, do my sequence settings need to be XDCAM, Appl
Re: XDCAM workflow for LHe
by Nathan Tinsley 9 years ago
I'm using a Dell 2408WFBb monitor which has a variety of inputs including analog RGB (or Y-Pb-Pr) and HDMI but NO HD-SDI!!! You can get an HD-SDI to HDMI converter but as you can see if you look at th
AJA Hi5 raising my blacks?
by Nathan Tinsley 9 years ago
Greetings, I have an AJA Hi5 connected to my Kona LHe via HD-SDI. The other end of the Hi5 is HDMI connected to my Dell 2408WFBb monitor. Overall the blacks look raised in the Dell. I am set up for YU
Re: AJA Hi5 raising my blacks?
by Nathan Tinsley 9 years ago
I suppose it's possible that the monitor does NOT understand SMPTE. It is by no means a professional monitor. The Hi5 has no USB port so there's no real setup. I wish there was! The only DIP switches
1888x1062 Creating Issues for CableVision
by Nathan Tinsley 9 years ago
Greetings, I'm trying to help someone get some spots submitted to CableVision for air. My client used FCP7 and made a standard 1920x1080 project. He exported them using the Quicktime Conversion method
Re: 1888x1062 Creating Issues for CableVision
by Nathan Tinsley 9 years ago
As promised here are the sequence settings. Nothing out of the ordinary. Pretty standard Sony EX cam sequence with 1920x1080 frame size. But I digress. I believe I really have solved the issue here bu
PNG Artifacts - on DVD
by David Fortin 9 years ago
Created a video with quite a few MOTION sequences in it. 3 of the sequences were created by moving PNG images. 1st sequence used head shot photographs 2nd sequence used stick figures 3rd sequence used
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Re: PNG Artifacts - on DVD
by Nathan Tinsley 9 years ago
Just to followup here what it looks like to me is that you are experiencing interlacing issues. Typically when you compose in motion you are operating in a non-interlaced or progressive environment. M
Motion Project Alias Issues In FCP
by Nathan Tinsley 9 years ago
Greetings, When I compose a motion project using graphics and text it all looks fantastic and sharp in the motion interface. But when I bring the project into FCP for final compositing all my graphics
Re: Motion Project Alias Issues In FCP
by Nathan Tinsley 9 years ago
Hallelujah! It cleared up when I set the sequence render settings to BEST! Nice and smooth and non-aliased! Thanks so much for the tip, Jeff. Incidentally I am looking at this on an external monitor u
Best Screen Capture Software?
by Nathan Tinsley 10 years ago
Greetings, What are you all using for doing video screen captures on websites I know camtasia is the king but are the other tools out there that are geared specifically toward video professionals I'm
Re: Best Screen Capture Software?
by Christian Kinnard 10 years ago
I've tried a few. My personal favorite is Screenflow, as far as it's interface, though it's a little more expensive, $99 http: www.telestream.net screen-flow overview.htm Christian
Avid Newscutter 6.2.2 and Sony NXcam
by Nathan Tinsley 10 years ago
Is it possible to use a Sony NX5, shoot in SD mode, and then import that MPEG2 file into an Avid Newscutter version 6.2.2 This version of Newscutter I'm using is SD only. Do I need the Avid Media Acce
Compressor 3.5 Default Settings NOT TAKING!
by Nathan Tinsley 10 years ago
I've been using Compressor for about a year now and I love using the preferences to set up a default setting and destination for my exports. So now I've upgraded to FCS3 and Compressor 3.5. I set up m
Re: Compressor 3.5 Default Settings NOT TAKING!
by Ron Beyers 6 years ago
3 years after the last post, and still the problem persists. Hoping it's solved when using FCPX.
Can I use Inscriber LGO files on my Final Cut 6 System... Pretty please?
by Nathan Tinsley 10 years ago
Greetings, I realize this is a tall order but we just migrated over from a Discreet Edit 6 platform that used Inscriber Titlemotion for Character Generation. We've got lots and LOTS of .LGO files that
Making the big switch...?
by Philip Magcalas 10 years ago
Hello All! New to the boards - looking for your thoughts advice, here. So, we've basically been going along with our DVX 100B since we entered the arena just a few years ago in late 2006. Basically, w
Re: Making the big switch...?
by Nathan Tinsley 10 years ago
I couldn't agree with Noah more. In fact I'm considering the same thing myself. I am a devoted DVX100 user but it's just time to let SD go. I really want to get my hands on the HMC150 and see if it fe
Moving to Mac! How entry level can I get?
by Nathan Tinsley 11 years ago
Greetings, I have finally decided to make the switch from an older Adobe Premiere Pro edit system on a PC to FCP and a Mac. I will be making the upgrade this coming year with the idea of editing HDV m
Re: Moving to Mac! How entry level can I get?
by Kevin Monahan 11 years ago
If you're really strapped. MacMini. Kevin Monahan 60 Blu-ray Templates for Final Cut Studio 2009 www.fcpworld.com Author - Motion Graphics and Effects in Final Cut Pro
Moving to Mac! How entry level can I get?
by Nathan Tinsley 11 years ago
Greetings, I have finally decided to make the switch from an older Adobe Premiere Pro edit system on a PC to FCP and a Mac. I will be making the upgrade this coming year with the idea of editing HDV m
Cineform NEOHD or PROSPECT HD?
by Nathan Tinsley 11 years ago
Having just gone through an HDV only work flow I'm anxious to try to avoid editing native if at all possible in the future. I'm leaning towards an intermediate codec and cineform seems to be the obvio
Re: Cineform NEOHD or PROSPECT HD?
by Nathan Tinsley 11 years ago
Well I've just finished up four 30 minute shows in HDV I couldn't disagree more. It' s NOT like DV25 on a Pentium D. I've had stability issues like crazy ESPECIALLY when rendering time lapses. Multipl
is it just me or is CS4 the most unstable buggy software ever
by david payne 11 years ago
I love the adobe media encoder and being able to queue up different projects in CS4 but unfortunately thats it. The rest of it stinks. I am so sick of ImporterProcessServer.exe crashing and forcing me
Re: is it just me or is CS4 the most unstable buggy software ever
by Nathan Tinsley 11 years ago
I have had similar stability frustrations with CS4 but I but I think I may be on to why it is occurring. First of all the system that I'm using is roughly as follows. Dell Vostro 410 Workstation 3 gig
deck connection - firewire
by Michael Mohr 11 years ago
I was wondering if you install a firewire card after you install PPro CS4 would it cause a deck not be recognized as being on line I just installed a FW card and I already had PPro CS4 loaded and when
Re: deck connection - firewire
by Nathan Tinsley 11 years ago
Did you try changing the options for your device control in the capture tool Go to the CAPTURE. Select the SETTINGS TAB. In the DEVICE CONTROL area make sure that DV HDV device is selected. Click the
Can't I have my PSD without making a Sequence?
by Nathan Tinsley 11 years ago
Hello, I'm using FCP 6 and I would like to use Photoshop CS4 as my title editor for lower thirds etc. I've made some test files and imported them and seem to always import as a sequence with all the l
Re: Can't I have my PSD without making a Sequence?
by Richard Harrington 11 years ago
Save as a layered TIFF file FCP imports Flat (use an alpha) But when you use External Editor command... it opens as a layered file in PS Look at Cow FCP podcast... we've shown this recently Richard M.
Archiving strategy for old tape library.
by Nathan Tinsley 11 years ago
I would like to put forth an archive plan for comment and suggestion. Hardware: Apple G5 dual quad core. AJA-Kona LHe. Final Cut Pro 6. Application: Take old One Inch, inch and Betacam originals (30-6
Re: Archiving strategy for old tape library.
by Nathan Tinsley 11 years ago
Thanks Gary. I understand the point. I'd had to have dropped frames! Nate
Cutting - Ameteur Question
by Jana Bono 11 years ago
I'm trying to get more into Adobe Premiere, after having used Sony Vegas for several years. A lot of the projects I do involve cutting a very large video into much smaller pieces - making an hour-long
Re: Cutting - Ameteur Question
by Nathan Tinsley 11 years ago
I think that may be a key that premiere won't let you re-asign. I know! Maddening! I mean if it's a customizable keyboard then it should be ummm... CUSTOMIZABLE! To whatever you want! But I digress. T
Premiere CS4 out to HDV 1080i
by Ted Hinkle 11 years ago
With Premiere CS4 can I upload footage from my Z1U at 60i 1080i and edit it and then go back out to my Z1U and record to HDV tape at 1080i
Re: Premiere CS4 out to HDV 1080i
by Nathan Tinsley 11 years ago
Yes you can! Just be prepared for a looooooong render time as the time line gets ready to go back to your Z1U! This process is the big GOTCHA when it comes to editing with this type of heavily compres
So just what is 16:9 SD video anyway?
by Nathan Tinsley 12 years ago
Greetings, I have a question (or assumption really) regarding the way 16:9 video is handled in the the Standard Def world, particularly in broadcast. First, my limited understanding in the edit world
Re: So just what is 16:9 SD video anyway?
by David Coleman 12 years ago
My tv senses the aspect ratio and switches itself accordingly. Your smart TV senses it only if the smart producer broadcaster has embedded the correct anamorphic signal designator. Sometimes this isn'
EXCam Ex importing and INVALID DIRECTORY STRUCTURE
by Nathan Tinsley 12 years ago
I must begin by saying that I've done my research here on this issue and have posted only as a last resort. When trying to use LOG TRANSFER to import XDcam EX files directly from the SxS card I get th
Re: EXCam Ex importing and INVALID DIRECTORY STRUCTURE
by Nathan Tinsley 12 years ago
GOT IT! Well I'm just not that mac savy. When I ran the DMG to open the Sony Logging and Transfer utility I didn't notice that I had only unziped the archive. I hadn't actually run the installer. The
Betacam SP I/Os on a Kona LHe
by Nathan Tinsley 12 years ago
Greetings all, We are in the process of upgrading our Discreet Edit6 systems to Final Cut Pro. We have a BetaSP deck as a source and a question has arisen about the I Os on the Kona LHe. Now forgive m
Re: Betacam SP I/Os on a Kona LHe
by Nathan Tinsley 12 years ago
...these walls are so nice and white and soothing... and my straight jacket is sooo comfortable! Hahaha! I laughed out loud! Yes I know it just seems unbelievable! Quite a transition huh Like launchin
DVX100 power failure
by Nathan Tinsley 13 years ago
I have mixed feelings right now of livid rage and sheer broken heartedness. My DVX100 has had a massive power failure for the SECOND TIME. The first time I sent it out and the power board was replaced
Re: DVX100 power failure
by Nathan Tinsley 12 years ago
I am back again with the SAME PROBLEM! POWER FAILURE ON MY DVX100!!! It has been about 9 months since the last failure and now I'm practically ready to ditch the camera! This time was similar to the l
Compression For Delivery
by Michael Brodner 12 years ago
I just finished a 20 minute infomercial for a client who's been a real pain in my side and before I deliver the final product I was going to upload a low rez watermarked version of it on vimeo and set
Re: Compression For Delivery
by Nathan Tinsley 12 years ago
Did you try increasing the number of key frames Typically the setting is AUTOMATIC but if you bump it up to 300 or 400 the bit rate goes way down and things begin to get a bit blocky! Either that or j
Quicktime Pro - Can I have PRESETS with that please?
by Nathan Tinsley 12 years ago
Hello Fellow Kompressors! I'm working out a workflow for my TV station using FLIPCAMS(theflip.com) in the field to gather news items that just can't wait to be driven back to the station and edited! N
Re: Quicktime Pro - Can I have PRESETS with that please?
by Nathan Tinsley 12 years ago
Very true. I agree with you. This isn't going to work really unless I can have presets ready and then I write up an SOP for everyone. However we are in an ALL PC environment running Avid Newscutters,
Piano Miking?
by Nathan Tinsley 13 years ago
Hello, In two weeks I will be shooting a wedding in which a grand piano will be present. A soloist of relative import will be there playing and the client has added another camera with operator just t
Re: Piano Miking?
by Rob Brambila 13 years ago
Omnis are a good choice as they don't have a "proximity effect" Placement depends on what you are looking to pick up. Usually even spaced halfway between the hammers and the soundboard. If there is a
DVC Pro HD footage in AE
by Nathan Tinsley 13 years ago
I have an opportunity to shoot some aerials in a helicopter. I plan on shooting with an HDX900 in 1080i 29.97p. I will be using an "Aerial Exposures" mount. (aerialexposures.com) I don't have any HD h
Re: DVC Pro HD footage in AE
by Nathan Tinsley 13 years ago
Chris! Awesome! Thanks so much for the tip! Will be in touch on the project. The 24Pn is the "native" 24p format that panasonic uses in the HVX200 correct Shoots only 24 frames second natively I've he
Helicopter SCENICS!
by Nathan Tinsley 13 years ago
Greetings! I have an opportunity to conduct a day long scenics shoot from a brand new helicopter. My first thought was to find and rent a helicam mount but I'm not sure how that attatches to the helic
16:9 question - capture in PPRO
by jEaster 14 years ago
-I have posted a similar message in the Premiere Pro forum but now think it would be better to ask DVX users- Shot project with the 100E (European version) in 16:9 (without anamorphic adapter) and am
Re: 16:9 question - capture in PPRO
by Nathan Tinsley 14 years ago
My Friend I believe I have bad news for you. It appears to me as if you shot in LETTERBOX format on your DVX. NOT anamorphic. My DVX100, the original one for the US, shoots wide aspect in the same way
Problem with DVD in different players depending on how it was burned to DVD
by David DiCanio 14 years ago
Here is my situation. Several people have already said they are having trouble playing my DVD-R. I tried something different to save time, and am wondering if this is the problem. I used DVDit LE to b
Make a DVD folder.
by Nathan Tinsley 14 years ago
Hello, I have burned DATA DVD's in the past using the VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS folders with good results. That's the spec for DVD. The set top player looks for those folders and then plays the associated
Streaming/Downloading Event Videos?
by Nathan Tinsley 14 years ago
Greetings, In this age of the miniaturization of video to hand held devices I was wondering if the Event Videography Market has tapped into this technology yet. If so and I'm behind the times so be it
Re: Streaming/Downloading Event Videos?
by Doug Graham 14 years ago
Lots of videographers put up highlights clips on their sites and notify their clients that they and their friends and relatives can come and view them. Some are indeed delivering the video on an iPod.
MPEG2 Motion Jitters
by Nathan Tinsley 14 years ago
I'm encounting some pretty severe motion jitters on my MPEG2 exports. I've been using a Ligos encoder that's bundled in a Matrox Media Export Dialog within Premier Pro. The video looks fine on an RGB
Re: MPEG2 Motion Jitters
by Rich Rubasch 14 years ago
Yup, you have your fields reversing. If you are feeding the encoder lower field 720 x 486 footage and it is making 720 x 480 MPEG-2 then the fields get reversed. You need to find a setting in the enco
Nice looking Maps of the world anyone?
by Nathan Tinsley 14 years ago
I'm making a series of documentaries about children from different places of the the world. They introduce themselves on camera and talk about their culture etc. just like "Postcards From Buster." Wha
Re: Nice looking Maps of the world anyone?
by Nathan Tinsley 14 years ago
Fantastic! This is exactly what I had in mind! Thanks so much Joe! Nathan
Canopus ADVC110 and AV playback
by Nathan Tinsley 14 years ago
I am an experienced Premier Pro and Discreet Edit user. I now have an opportunity to use FCP 4.5HD on a Dual 1.8 Power Mac G5. I have a Canopus ADVC110 as my analog capture device. I also plan to use
Re: Canopus ADVC110 and AV playback
by Paul Dickin 14 years ago
Hi Its best to have the audio monitoring set to the same output as the video, as there can be slight latency in passing the video to the FW port, which can give out of sync playback monitoring. Go to
Heavy-duty Mpeg export - DESPERATE for help!
by BrownCowTX 15 years ago
I'm looking to go tapeless for my spot delivery to cable. They've sent me the requirements to use their FTP system, and I've gotta admit that I'm stumped on some of the requirements. Here's what they'
Re: Heavy-duty Mpeg export - DESPERATE for help!
by Nathan Tinsley 15 years ago
Listen, you're nearly there. All those specs are pretty standard in an MPEG2 video stream. Don't worry about the GOPs or MP@ML or even the motion estimation. Just let Sorensen make you a basic MPEG2 f
News Cutter XP export to MPEG2
by Nathan Tinsley 15 years ago
Is there a way to export MPEG2 video direction from the NewsCutter timeline The normal export options create an intermediate DV file which then gets sent to Sorensen Squeeze for compression. This two
Re: News Cutter XP export to MPEG2
by Nathan Tinsley 15 years ago
Sorry about the typo. I meant "directly from the timeline" not DIRECTION!
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