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Best virtual sets
by Neil Myers 9 years ago
We are doing a end of year prediction video for a client (their predictions about the year to come). We're shooting green screen in HD and are looking for a good virtual set that looks professional. W
Re: Best virtual sets
by Neil Myers 7 years ago
It wasn't really made for outside use. The AE files are massively layered. It isn't alpha channel, just layers composited in. So, short answer, it is not for sale (only because it would take forever t
Audio weirdness with Sony F3 and Adobe Premiere Pro CS5
by Neil Myers 8 years ago
We have the new Sony F3. I am working on a project where we have footage from 7 cities around the world. Most of them ingest just fine into PPro, but a few days of shooting are coming in without any a
Re: Audio weirdness with Sony F3 and Adobe Premiere Pro CS5
by Neil Myers 8 years ago
Thanks, Jon ... That made perfect sense, but I tried it and unfortunately it didn't help. Has anyone else seen this Thanks! Neil Myers Connect Public Relations CS5 Master Suite, 3DS
Premiere system purchasing advice, Mac Vs. PC.
by Matthew Woods 8 years ago
Hi folks, We are looking to upgrade our edit suite, and like many people, we are looking to transition away from FCP to Premiere. We have already been using Premiere for some projects on the Mac side.
Re: Premiere system purchasing advice, Mac Vs. PC.
by Neil Myers 8 years ago
How so Several of the editors in our company have screaming high-end, 8-core Mac systems that seem very, very fast. In what ways are you finding Windows systems can beat Mac I am not challenging your
Compressing PPro footage on a Mac
by Neil Myers 8 years ago
I use PPro on a PC, but one of our contractors uses a Mac. He prefers FCP. He has been encoding in Adobe Media Encoder. He has a preset that we use for a certain client to get the quality and settings
Re: Compressing PPro footage on a Mac
by Neil Myers 8 years ago
It was 1080p at every stage (video, AE, 3DS, timeline, etc.). Neil Myers Connect Public Relations CS4 Master Suite, 3DS
Tutorial on SLR video???
by Neil Myers 8 years ago
A few years ago I read an AWESOME article on Creative Cow about how to shoot video with a Canon SLR. My best friend is now trying to do just that and I cannot find the article (I did try, with about 1
Re: Tutorial on SLR video???
by Neil Myers 8 years ago
Peter: Thank you, the third article is just what I was looking for. I appreciate the assist! Neil Myers Connect Public Relations CS4 Master Suite, 3DS
Digitize Beta SP
by Neil Myers 9 years ago
We just got a Beta tape from a client of standard def b-roll. I would like to send it out and have the whole thing digitized to a digital video file we can port right into Premiere. Does anyone know o
Re: Digitize Beta SP
by Stephen Smith 9 years ago
I would Google some of your local Post Houses and give them a call. Some of the local TV stations still will not take digital files so there is still a need for Beta SP decks. Stephen Smith Utah Video
Trouble importing XDCAM footage into Premiere
by Neil Myers 9 years ago
We recently got footage from a shoot done in New Zealand. We received the raw footage back on a portable hard drive. We are having some trouble ingesting it into Adobe Premiere CS4. Here are the sympt
Re: Trouble importing XDCAM footage into Premiere
by Neil Myers 9 years ago
Yep ... it was a Codec issue. I bought the MainConcept plugin and it fixed it. Thanks! Neil Myers Connect Public Relations CS4 Master Suite, 3DS
Lighting for B-roll where you don't have power
by Neil Myers 9 years ago
We shoot case study videos for clients who sell computer and networking gear. Their customers are typically very large enterprises. We usually are not allowed to shoot inside the data center for secur
Re: Lighting for B-roll where you don't have power
by Neil Myers 9 years ago
Thanks, I'll research those type of lights. We aren't going for any audio ... this is just b-roll to cut away to. Neil Myers Connect Public Relations CS4 Master Suite, 3DS
Lighting for outdoor shoot
by Neil Myers 9 years ago
First, thanks for everyone who helped me a few months ago -- based on your comments we assembled a great lighting kit and have had several successful shoots with it. My questions this time are for a p
Re: Lighting for outdoor shoot
by Neil Myers 9 years ago
All: Thanks -- a ton of food for thought. I loved the suggestion of renting experience from a real pro grip. Unfortunately, I am doing this gratis as a favor for a friend. He is a good friend, but dig
How to question
by Neil Myers 9 years ago
Okay, didn't see this in the FAQ. I have what I think is a simple task, but I cannot figure it out. Here is the background ... My client wants a transition scene that will be in line with their overal
Re: How to question
by Neil Myers 9 years ago
Jason: Thanks! That works perfectly. Now I will go find some tutorials on track mattes so I fully understand for future projects. Also, great eyes on the typo. This was a stock video, so I will return
Lighting kit ... comments?
by Neil Myers 9 years ago
Some quick background before I list the lights we're considering buying. We are a marketing company and do about 20 case study videos per year for our clients. In every case we do a talking head inter
Re: Lighting kit ... comments?
by Neil Myers 9 years ago
Thanks for your kind comments. This was an interesting job in a couple of ways. First, the premises were straight from the 1960s. Extremely drab. Worse, they constrained us to shooting in a HUGE secti
How can I make a specific item glow?
by Neil Myers 9 years ago
I have a project where I have video footage of a sign, shown here: I want to highlight the blue neon sign that says OBSERVATION DECK. I am guessing a glow might work, but I don't have enough experienc
Re: How can I make a specific item glow?
by John Fishback 9 years ago
If I were doing this with Apple Color, the first thing I'd try to do is create a mask based on the exact color of the blue lettering then apply a glow effect. IMHO, this approach is much easier with m
Submitting a corporate video for comment?
by Neil Myers 9 years ago
I am a relative newbie to Creative Cow. First, let me give credit where credit is due. This board has already seriously helped me several times. I am really impressed with the experience and intellige
Re: Submitting a corporate video for comment?
by Santanu Bhattacharjee 9 years ago
Yeah, at the end its the folk who pay matter. Most often the guy signing the check screws my mind, creativity to his taste. http: www.santanu.biz
Canon EOS 1DS mark III stolen. What do I replace it with?
by Neil Myers 9 years ago
This just sucks. My Canon EOS 1DS Mark III was stolen recently, along with all the lenses. I don't even have a lens cap remaining. Arrgghh! It was insured, so I can replace everything, but with what I
open GL not supported on quadro fx
by dewan edwards 9 years ago
Not sure whats going on, bought the quadro fx 380 as I thought it would help me out in AE but so far I am having problems. BCC for AE says open GL is not available and I get the error message. My avid
Re: open GL not supported on quadro fx
by Neil Myers 9 years ago
I just went through a video card search. I was focused more on Premiere than After Effects, but in the end I decided that a simple ATI Radeon HD 4870 would work as well as any, and for $150 I couldn't
Onsite Avp
by Justin Leyba 9 years ago
What does an onsite AVP in wedding mean
Re: Onsite Avp
by Neil Myers 9 years ago
LOL! Neil Myers Connect Public Relations CS4 Master Suite, 3DS
Best neutral settings: AG-HPX170P
by Fernando Mol 9 years ago
Hi, Does anybody have recommendations for achieving the best neutral look with an HPX170 I will tweak the look in After Effects and I want to get the best starting point (less noise, best gamma, natur
Re: Best neutral settings: AG-HPX170P
by Neil Myers 9 years ago
Fernando: The book is excellent and available on Amazon. Really worth the price. Neil Myers Connect Public Relations CS4 Master Suite, 3DS
Case for HPX170
by Neil Myers 9 years ago
Any suggestions for a good travel case for the HPX-170 Most of my travel is by car or in my own plane (Cirrus), but occasionally I do fly commercial. I worry about the bag smashers. Neil Myers Connect
Re: Case for HPX170
by Neil Myers 9 years ago
Thanks guys! That looks perfect. The post with the list of items you carry was a nice bonus. Neil Myers Connect Public Relations CS4 Master Suite, 3DS
P2 Card Reader for Windows
by Neil Myers 9 years ago
We just bought a CardBus card reader to install in my Windows 7 desktop so we can load P2 cards directly into our NLE workstation. We have it working, but it seems slow (initial tests are about 5MB se
Re: P2 Card Reader for Windows
by Neil Myers 9 years ago
I did a bit more research and find that the CardBus spec is rated to a maximum of 132MB sec. That would be about 8.1 minutes to transfer a full 64GB P2 card. That's the maximum ... I am wondering what
AE basic training
by Roger Lansing 9 years ago
I have been asked to provide some very basic AE training to a local Premiere editor who works for a health care company. I am wondering what sort of free-lance rates you guys and ladies have charged f
Re: AE basic training
by Neil Myers 9 years ago
Dave LaRonde "I'm not trying to lose a gig for you, but the basics aren't worth $35 hr or whatever for him, and lost time for you." I completely agree. Ditto for the Video Copilot reference. If he ne
Is the HVX200 the right choice?
by Neil Myers 9 years ago
I apologize if this has been asked and answered before -- I read all the posts back to October and didn't find it. What I did find after reading all those posts is that the members on this forum all s
Re: Is the HVX200 the right choice?
by Neil Myers 9 years ago
Dan: Thanks for your response. In fairness, I actually didn't use the word "cheap" in my original post. I did mention price. As a business owner I am concerned about ROI. To answer your question a typ
Good focus assist LCD/TFT monitor for HPX500
by Niklas Wikman 9 years ago
While entering the HD realm, I realize we must have a good field monitor for our HPX500. (I surely hope that the Focus assist is output over SDI on the HPX500..:) Flanders is one brand (with their own
Re: Good focus assist LCD/TFT monitor for HPX500
by Neil Myers 9 years ago
Does the fact that the SmallHD is not 1920x1080 cause any issues for you when shooting 1080 HD Neil Myers Connect Public Relations CS4 Master Suite, 3DS
music in corporate videos
by David Conrad 10 years ago
I just produced and edited a training video on investment swindles. Turned out great. Bossman liked it too, so that's a bonus. He recommended that I add music through the video. That got me to thinkin
Re: music in corporate videos
by Neil Myers 9 years ago
We use music in all of our corporate videos. What I have found is: 1. Start the music and then bring it WAY down to allow the voice over plenty of headroom. Bring it down more than you think. 2. Bring
Videotaping Live PowerPoint Presentation
by Clint Jackson 10 years ago
I need to video tape a live presentation of a speaker using PowerPoint. Any suggestions on getting the best picture, especially the lighting It seems like either the speaker is too dark or the PowerPo
Re: Videotaping Live PowerPoint Presentation
by Neil Myers 9 years ago
You make several good points about the futility of reading a bad PowerPoint. I couldn't agree more. That said, there are occasions when a client needs a recording of a PowerPoint preso recorded and pu
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