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Neil Orman

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January 27th 2010
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Webcam problems
by Neil Orman 1 month ago
I'm not sure why, but video quality from this fairly new Logitech c922 webcam doesn't looks grainy and unclear. A link to sample video is https: vimeo.com 331848730, with password: webcam, using first
Re: Webcam problems
by Neil Orman 3 weeks ago
Thanks very much Blaise. I'd actually asked B&H for their recommendation, and the Logitech c922 was one of the ones they suggested. We were looking for a good but simple webcam that non-technical peop
Glitchy clip in PPro sequence
by Neil Orman 4 weeks ago
I inserted a cell phone clip into a PPro sequence, and it's not playing smoothly in the video, although it plays fine outside my sequence. Any thoughts on possible solutions would be greatly appreciat
Re: Glitchy clip in PPro sequence
by Neil Orman 4 weeks ago
Never mind on this one, I came up with another solution. Thanks, Neil
Webcam problems
by Neil Orman 1 month ago
I'm not sure why, but video quality from this fairly new Logitech c922 webcam doesn't looks grainy and unclear. A link to sample video is https: vimeo.com 331848730, with password: webcam, using first
Problem with Logitech c922 webcam quality
by Neil Orman 1 month ago
I'm not sure why, but video quality from this fairly new Logitech c922 webcam I got doesn't look good. A link to sample video is https: vimeo.com 331848730, with password: webcam, using first this web
Re: Problem with Logitech c922 webcam quality
by Vince Becquiot 4 weeks ago
Hi Neil, I'd say this looks VERY good for a Logitech webcam. This is a $75 consumer item. Compare that to a Prosumer camera that will start at $3000 :-) Vince Becquiot Indigo Live Kaptis Media San Fra
Problem 'scaling (subtitles) to frame size' in version 13.0.2
by Neil Orman 4 months ago
I'm trying to add subtitles to my PPro sequence in Version 13.0.2, so I can burn them in to the exported video. But I'm having a problem I've never encountered before. In the past, I've created my sub
Re: Problem 'scaling (subtitles) to frame size' in version 13.0.2
by Neil Orman 3 months ago
Changing the font size worked perfectly, thank you Blaise!! I thought it would lose resolution quality, but it didn't at all. Much appreciated, Neil
Best export specs for display on big screens?
by Neil Orman 4 months ago
I had a question about the best (1080p) export specs for display on (auditorium) big screens at events. Most of my work is for online, and heavily compressed for that reason, and I've always used the
Re: Best export specs for display on big screens?
by Neil Orman 4 months ago
I see it now, thanks very much Tero!
Effects of Vimeo's Livestream acquisition?
by Neil Orman 5 months ago
Any quick guidance on this would be much appreciated. To this point my employer has used Livestream, which was acquired by Vimeo last year. My IT colleagues were asking if we should consider a change,
Any experience with Brightcove as your video hosting platform?
by Neil Orman 5 months ago
We're considering Brightcove as a video hosting platform. Does anyone have any experience as a Brightcove customer If so could you give me your quick take on it. We're particularly interested in their
Re: Any experience with Brightcove as your video hosting platform?
by Bret Williams 5 months ago
Have bumped into it years ago in video production land where that was where the product had to be uploaded, but haven t heard much in web design land. I see lots of plugins, themes, and page builders
How does 5D Mark 3 compare with Mark 4?
by Neil Orman 6 months ago
For the last five years, I've use my personal Mark 3 for video and have been happy with it. I work as a video producer at a nonprofit, and my employer offered to purchase an equivalent camera. But B&H
Re: How does 5D Mark 3 compare with Mark 4?
by Neil Orman 6 months ago
Much appreciated, Warren. It's great that it shoots 4K. Do you happen to know roughly how much that increases the file sizes for the video Twice as much
Trouble with artboard/canvas size
by Neil Orman 9 months ago
When I import into AE, it's only including a small part of an Illustrator map I want to use. I believe this is because of the artboard size, because this seems to be the portion that's included in the
Re: Trouble with artboard/canvas size
by Kalleheikki Kannisto 9 months ago
I would say scaling down the map so that the desired image fits within the artboard would be the easier solution. Kalleheikki Kannisto Senior Graphic Designer
Trouble importing Illustrator file
by Neil Orman 9 months ago
When I try, I'm getting some weird text and not the Illustrator visuals. I'm trying to share a screenshot of what I'm getting, with the link below. Happy to try again if this doesn't work. screenshot2
Re: Trouble importing Illustrator file
by Neil Orman 9 months ago
Thanks Cassius. My colleague, who created the map, actually figured this out, by having me 'save as' by a different name, and make PDF-compatible. But now I have a new issue, in case you or anyone els
Seeking advanced After Effects course
by Neil Orman 9 months ago
Could anyone recommend an online course or video series for advanced After Effects I'm aware of Lynda.com, so if that's the answer just let me know if there's a specific course anyone liked, as there
Re: Seeking advanced After Effects course
by Neil Orman 9 months ago
Thanks for the quick response, Michael, and your questions! I'm interesting in everything you named, but most immediately: I work at a science nonprofit, and get called on to make a lot of science ani
Simple but better webcam for Facebook Lives?
by Neil Orman 10 months ago
(Just let me know if this is the wrong forum for this question, thanks.) My employer has been doing Facebook Lives, but just relying on standard laptops and their internal mic and camera. They'd like
Re: Simple but better webcam for Facebook Lives?
by Neil Orman 9 months ago
Thank you very much for those tips, Vince and Mark. Vince, I am making some lights available to our social media people. So we do have that important end covered, thanks. And Mark, that Mevo camera di
Freelance rates?
by Neil Orman 1 year ago
I know there's great variation, but could anyone tell me the typical rates or price range for freelance video work I'm a video producer and a colleague asked me this question. But I've never done much
Re: Freelance rates?
by Blaise Douros 1 year ago
For real pros, I've seen day rates anywhere from $500 to $1200 day depending on experience, and it can go higher, no problem. If you want to translate that hourly, $50-$120 hr, based on a 10-hour day.
Easiest method to caption videos?
by Neil Orman 1 year ago
Hi, I have a bunch of short videos for which I need to creates captions subtitles, and would appreciate any advice. Previously I've only created subtitles through the laborious, manual method. But the
Re: Easiest method to caption videos?
by Neil Orman 1 year ago
Thanks Greg. I work for a nonprofit that typically won't spend on things like this, but I'll keep that in mind and appreciate the advice. Best, Neil
Question on live captioning services
by Neil Orman 2 years ago
Does anyone know if it's typical for the firms that provide live captioning services at events, to also offer .webvtt files at the end of those events allowing you to subtitle the event video recordin
Re: Question on live captioning services
by Neil Orman 2 years ago
I really appreciate your reply Mark, as always! I will check out that Youtube AI! Much appreciated, Neil
Good mic to use with cell phones for Facebook Live?
by Neil Orman 2 years ago
I'd appreciate any suggestions on mics that can work with cell phone for Facebook Live-type events. I work at a place that's starting to use Facebook Live a lot, but the cell phone-based audio is weak
Re: Good mic to use with cell phones for Facebook Live?
by Mark Suszko 2 years ago
Check out the mics section at Sweetwater: they offer some shotgun and lav mics customized for iPhone use, as does a search on Amazon. Another option that may work for you is, for round-table discussio
Good mics to use with cell phones?
by Neil Orman 2 years ago
I work at a place that's starting to use Facebook Live a lot, through cell phones, and the people running these sessions aren't video people. So I'm just trying to provide them with a better mic they
Re: Good mics to use with cell phones?
by Neil Orman 2 years ago
Thanks to you both, Bill and Tom, for these responses, and sorry for my very slow reply here. I got sidetracked by other projects, and to be honest this one kind of falls between me and several other
Any experience with Pond5 subscriptions?
by Neil Orman 2 years ago
Has anyone gotten a subscription to Pond5.com, with which many are likely familiar, but in case you're not it has good choices for video music and other multimedia. I'd appreciate any feedback at all
Re: Any experience with Pond5 subscriptions?
by Neil Orman 2 years ago
Thanks very much for responding John! Since then I've heard back from pond5 (exchange below) and was disappointed to learn that there really isn't a discount on non-membership music clips, and I check
How to seamlessly transfer Creative Cow subscription?
by Neil Orman 2 years ago
I've been using a personal Creative Cow subscription on an employer-owned Macbook Pro, which I'll never do again, and now am attempting to transfer that subscription to one my employer pays for. I'd a
Re: How to seamlessly transfer Creative Cow subscription?
by Walter Soyka 2 years ago
Neil Orman "1) Is this the best approach " Yes. Neil Orman "2) Can I do this while retaining the old Creative Cow projects I created in PPro, AFX and other CC programs (using my personal subscription
How to reduce large video file sizes without losing quality?
by Neil Orman 2 years ago
Hi, I'd be grateful for any advice here. I googled this topic and read suggestions to use apps like Handbrake, but wondered how current that advice is and if there are better methods. I'm running into
Re: How to reduce large video file sizes without losing quality?
by Neil Orman 2 years ago
Thanks so much for the great info here Craig, and especially for referring to that sticky note on compression help, which I'll be sure to check out. Sorry for the incomplete info - I work as a video p
Does anyone know price of Clearone WS800 mics?
by Neil Orman 3 years ago
Both rechargeable lavs and rechargeable handheld mics I usually ask B&H but they're closed for Yom Kippur. Any responses much appreciated. Thanks, Neil
Re: Does anyone know price of Clearone WS800 mics?
by Eric Toline 3 years ago
A Google search says $583. "I push the RECORD button and hope for the best "
Jpeg within Illustrator map shaking
by Neil Orman 3 years ago
In AFX CC, when I scale up a map in a simple map animation, there is a jpeg image within the map that's shaking. The map was created in Illustrator, and I placed one jpeg image within it, a logo that
Re: Jpeg within Illustrator map shaking
by Neil Orman 3 years ago
Thanks very much Dave and Joe. This is a big help.
How to best archive decades of video, audio?
by Neil Orman 4 years ago
I recently started working for a 30-year old think tank that wants me to archive decades of Institute events (video and audio) recorded on a wide range of antiquated media. What's the best method of a
Re: How to best archive decades of video, audio?
by Neil Orman 4 years ago
Thanks so much, Bob, for the recommendation of Video & Film Solutions, as well as the great guidance here.
Renting equipment for Ppt projection?
by Neil Orman 4 years ago
Sorry if this is slightly off-topic, but does anyone know of good sources in the DC area for renting audio-visual equipment, specifically projectors or screens on which to show a Powerpoint
Best program with which to create Blu Ray?
by Neil Orman 4 years ago
What program within CC can you use to create a Blu Ray, or similar HD DVD alternative It used to be Encore I think but I understand that's not on CC. I shot a wedding video at 1280 X 720 and am just t
Re: Best program with which to create Blu Ray?
by Todd Kopriva 4 years ago
You can still install Encore: https: helpx.adobe.com encore kb encore-cs6-installed-cc.html --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To
Getting wedding DVDs made?
by Neil Orman 4 years ago
Can anyone recommend the best service route to get wedding DVDs made I shot my first wedding and they only wanted to a few DVDs of it. I know how to author a DVD and print out a blank boring DVD mysel
Re: Getting wedding DVDs made?
by Neil Orman 4 years ago
Much appreciated, Mark, that's a great help. I checked out Disc Makers, which seems like it will work just fine for making the physical DVD. And I'm planning to use DVD Studio Pro (I have FCP 7 Studio
With CC subscription can you install on multiple computers?
by Neil Orman 4 years ago
Can anyone tell me on how many computers you can install the apps when you subscribe to Creative Cloud, or generally what the options are there I'd appreciate it very much. My employer is in the proce
Re: With CC subscription can you install on multiple computers?
by Todd Kopriva 4 years ago
Yes. This question (along with many others) is answered in detail in the "Basics" section of the Creative Cloud FAQ list here: https: helpx.adobe.com creative-cloud faq.html --------------------------
Neil Orman 4 years ago
I'd appreciate any feedback on a problem we're having. I work for a place that uses Livestream for live Webcasts of events, and later we make an edited version of the Livestreamed event within Premiere Pro 5.5 and upload it to Youtube. The problem is people can't hear the audio on some devices like iphones. Can you think of any reason that would be? Perhaps some incompatibility between the Livestream file and the Premiere Pro version we've been using. Or if not that any other thoughts? We'd really appreciate any help as we're hearing complaints from viewers.
Mac system requirements for AFX CC?
by Neil Orman 4 years ago
I'm fairly new to AFX CC and trying to do things like 3D titles, but when I try they're looking blurry and bad (at least in RAM Preview), and I'm wondering if it's a case where my system isn't adequat
Re: Mac system requirements for AFX CC?
by Neil Orman 4 years ago
Hugely appreciated Brian, and you're absolutely right sorry for the incomplete RAM specs! It should have read: Memory 6 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 I had one question from what you said. How do you get that dial
Video looks bad on Vimeo
by Neil Orman 4 years ago
I have some footage that looks okay on my timeline, and even after compressed for Web upload, but it doesn't look good after I upload it to Vimeo. It looks blurry and messed up. I would appreciate any
Re: Video looks bad on Vimeo
by Neil Orman 4 years ago
I shot it on a Canon 5D Mk III at 1920 X 1080 @ 30 fps, and I did use Vimeo's specs I think. I've been compressing this way for a long time with these settings so I've kinda forgotten: Quicktime 7 com
G-RAID not showing up on desktop
by Neil Orman 5 years ago
I recently got a G-RAID external hard-drive, and separately a USB 3.0 to use with it, for my MacPro. I installed the USB 3.0 yesterday on my MacPro, and connected to the G-RAID via the new port, but s
Re: G-RAID not showing up on desktop
by Neil Orman 4 years ago
Sorry for the slow response Thomas, just starting to get back into the swing after the holiday. No I'm on Version 10.9.4.
Seeking advice on good media management practices
by Neil Orman 5 years ago
I work on a 2010-era Mac Pro running 10.9.4, and I'm having problems with my system, which I think is due to the way I use and manage media in Final Cut Pro 7. Any advice would be much appreciated. In
Re: Seeking advice on good media management practices
by Neil Orman 5 years ago
Wow Shane this post is incredibly helpful, VERY much appreciated!!! I feel sheepish but this will eliminate a lot of my 'worst practices' list, as I unfortunately fall in that category of shady editor
Slow mo with 5D Mk III and FCP7
by Neil Orman 5 years ago
Hi, I was trying to get advice on how to properly shoot and edit for slow motion if you're shooting with a Canon 5D Mk III, and editing in FCP7. I'm doing a wedding this weekend, and my plan is to sho
Re: Slow mo with 5D Mk III and FCP7
by Neil Orman 5 years ago
Thanks so much Marcus, your post was a big help. I shot it exactly as you recommended, with that mix. In terms of transcoding, I had already started bringing my footage into FCP7 using Log and Transfe
Wedding shoot advice sought!
by Neil Orman 5 years ago
Gonna shoot my first wedding Saturday, using my Canon 5D Mk 3, and had a few questions below for anyone with experience in this area. I would greatly appreciate any advice, no matter how brief! And pl
Re: Wedding shoot advice sought!
by Neil Orman 5 years ago
You're awesome Mark, what an incredible help. Very much appreciated.
Photoshop CS4 won't open after reinstalling
by Neil Orman 5 years ago
I recently went to the Apple Store to install a new OS, but before doing that they had told me to back up everything because I would lose everything on my MacBook when they installed the new OS. Well
Slider for Canon 5D Mk 3?
by Neil Orman 5 years ago
Can anyone recommend a good slider that you can mount on your tripod for a Canon 5D Mk 3 For my tripod I have a Vinten Vision Blue Pan Tilt Head with Manfrotto 536 carbon fiber legs. A B&H rep recomme
Re: Slider for Canon 5D Mk 3?
by Neil Orman 5 years ago
Thanks Steve for the helpful feedback related to my slider question, much appreciated. I'm particularly interested in getting a slider that works with my own tripod head, which is the Vinten Vision Bl
Choosing hand-held rig for 5D Mk 3
by Neil Orman 5 years ago
Hi, I'm pretty new to DSLR, and am looking for a hand-held rig for my Canon 5D Mark III that allows me to do smooth camera moves. I'd be grateful for any suggestions. I checked with a sales rep at B&H
Re: Choosing hand-held rig for 5D Mk 3
by Neil Orman 5 years ago
Thanks a lot Bill.
Problem reconnecting P2 media clips
by Neil Orman 5 years ago
Hi, I recently got a new external hard-drive, and have been alternating between the new and an old external hard-drive as my scratch disk for different projects. As a consequence I think, a lot of my
Re: Problem reconnecting P2 media clips
by Neil Orman 5 years ago
I think I figured out why this problem happened. I deleted a folder that apparently was being used as the capture scratch folder for quite a few projects. I didn't realize that was the case. Fortunate
Video storage, harddrives
by Neil Orman 5 years ago
Hi, I'm a video producer and need a secure, scalable storage solution to replace a scattered series of external hard-drives. I also just need a better approach for backing up my media. Any advice on t
Re: Video storage, harddrives
by Tim Jones 5 years ago
An external RAID is always going to be your best performance, but depending our your system, you may be able to get what you're looking for with adding internal drives to your system. All of our Mac P
DSLR slow motion, video-photo workflow
by Neil Orman 5 years ago
Hi, I recently got a Canon 5D Mark III but come from a camcorder background, and this weekend I have to do a run-and-gun freelance video shoot with my 5D. And I had two questions below, related to bei
Re: DSLR slow motion, video-photo workflow
by Warren Eig 5 years ago
Magic Lantern can now shoot 40fps with the 5D Mark iii 2014-05-23 nightly build release. It's been pretty stable. You need fast CF cards. Warren Eig O 310-470-0905 email: warren@babyboompictures.com w
Best shooting mode/settings for run-and-gun video
by Neil Orman 5 years ago
Hi, I recently got a Canon 5D Mark III but come from a camcorder background, and this weekend I have to do a run-and-gun video shoot with my 5D. And I just had a few questions below on things like the
Best shooting mode/settings for run-and-gun video?
by Neil Orman 5 years ago
Hi, I recently got a Canon 5D Mark III but come from a camcorder background, and this weekend I have to do a run-and-gun video shoot with my 5D. And I just had a few questions below on things like the
Monopod recommendation?
by Neil Orman 5 years ago
Can anyone recommend a good monopod, which would work well with both a Canon 5D Mark III and a Panasonic camcorder HPX-170 Thanks a lot.
Re: Monopod recommendation?
by Neil Orman 5 years ago
Thanks for the quick response Mark, much appreciated. Is this the one you mean, or something similar to this: http: www.bhphotovideo.com c product 164922-REG Sachtler_5395_Monopod_Carbon_Fiber_with.ht
Tripods and stands
by Neil Orman 5 years ago
Can anyone recommend a good, solid tripod for a Canon 5D, for no more than a few hundred dollars (one with a fluid head, that allows for good pans, tilts, etc, and that can handle possible future acce
Re: Tripods and stands
by Neil Orman 5 years ago
Much appreciated Paddy, Bill and Warren, for that great feedback on tripods. I know all this feedback was geared toward helping me make a budget purchase, but since posting this I've had lots of peopl
Trying to find 'cookies' lighting accessory
by Neil Orman 5 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to duplicate an effect featured in the short video below, in which I believe they used cookies to cast shadows on the background. I particularly like the irregular, interesting shadows,
Re: Trying to find 'cookies' lighting accessory
by Neil Orman 5 years ago
Thank you very much for these great suggestions, Bill, Todd and Mark! I'm going to try the cinefoil approach Bill suggested first, thanks Bill. I greatly appreciate all this specific, helpful feedback
HDSLR versus camcorders
by Neil Orman 5 years ago
I had a question on what camera(s) to get, and I'd be grateful for any feedback on this. I want to get either an HDSLR camera or an HD camcorder and possibly both, although of course I'd love to not b
Re: HDSLR versus camcorders
by Neil Orman 5 years ago
I couldn't agree more, Todd. My 416 has been awesome, and thanks to you I'm going to consider using it for voiceover and other applications now. I use a Blue Snowball mike for VO now. Much appreciated
Trying to add logo to existing page
by Neil Orman 6 years ago
Hi, I'm a Web design novice and I'm trying to add a logo to a Web page a friend designed for me. Up to this point I've only been adding changing text, with a program called Nvu, and then using an FTP
Re: Trying to add logo to existing page
by Neil Orman 6 years ago
Much appreciated, Sitruc! I can't thank you enough for such thorough, helpful advice. I want to play around with it more, based on your guidance, but for the moment I adjusted the canvas size and it w
Photoshop for use in Final Cut Pro
by Neil Orman 8 years ago
Hi, I'm a filmmaker working on a documentary, and I don't have any significant Photoshop background or training. But I'm having to work with all kinds of photos given to me by other people, with diffe
Re: Photoshop for use in Final Cut Pro
by Neil Orman 8 years ago
Much appreciated, Emily!
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