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Neil Orman

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January 27th 2010
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Questions on licensing very old photos for a video
by Neil Orman 3 days ago
I'd be grateful for any advice on this topic. In particular there are some photos from the 1940s and 1950s, a few taken by Life Magazine and another by a freelance photographer who has probably long p
Problem 'scaling (subtitles) to frame size' in version 13.0.2
by Neil Orman 8 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 2 weeks ago
Hi Andy, I was just looking at that PPro project and trying to recall the exact steps I followed. I did eventually solve it, and I'm 99% certain it was through playing with the Import Settings for the
File: Caption file - import settings.png
by Neil Orman 2 weeks ago
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Can you have Youtube playlist within a playlist?
by Neil Orman 1 month ago
We have a video package coming out that includes a series of main, long videos, along with shorter trailer and interview snippet-type videos for social media sharing. And I was wondering how to best o
Youtube - 'private' versus 'unlisted' videos?
by Neil Orman 2 months ago
I have to post videos on our Youtube channel, that we want to be visible to a select but not small group for a time, before we make them public. And until then I'm trying to decide between making them
Re: Youtube - 'private' versus 'unlisted' videos?
by Neil Orman 1 month ago
Got it, and thanks for flagging that Mark!
Best method for removing type bleeding through in thin page scan (attached)
by Neil Orman 3 months ago
Hi, I made a scan of a thin page in a very old book, and the type from the page on the other side is bleeding through. The page is embedded below. Could someone please recommend the best method for re
Re: Best method for removing type bleeding through in thin page scan (attached)
by Neil Orman 2 months ago
Thank you for the time saving tip, Mark! I do a fair amount of scanning, at least lately, so I'll definitely look at this setting. Much appreciated, Neil
Trouble with map textures for AE zoom
by Neil Orman 2 months ago
I'm trying to add textures to an Illustrator map to make it look more interesting, and bringing it into AE to animate. I've had challenges with this, and would be grateful for any advice. To apply the
How do you apply a jpeg texture to an Illustrator map
by Neil Orman 2 months ago
I'm trying to use Place this jpeg file, and then use the Transparency window to make a mask. But I can't seem to make it work, or figure out another method, even after googling this. I'd be grateful f
How do you change background color of text box?
by Neil Orman 2 months ago
Hi, I'm editing a map and, due to the color scheme, the place names will only be visible if I can give their text boxes a background color. But I can't figure out how to do that in Illustrator. Could
Can you give Youtube playlist a custom URL?
by Neil Orman 5 months ago
Someone at my employer wants a Youtube playlist with a specific URL we choose, as opposed to the random link Youtube generates. Is that possible Thanks for any feedback here. Neil
Webcam problems
by Neil Orman 6 months 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 5 months 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 6 months 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 6 months ago
Never mind on this one, I came up with another solution. Thanks, Neil
Webcam problems
by Neil Orman 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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
Best export specs for display on big screens?
by Neil Orman 8 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 8 months ago
I see it now, thanks very much Tero!
Effects of Vimeo's Livestream acquisition?
by Neil Orman 9 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 10 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 10 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 11 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 11 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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
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 3 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 Tom Matthies 3 years ago
I've had good luck with the iRig Pre..It lets you use any professional mic, dynamic or phantom powered. Using with an iPhone 5 and Rode software for recording separate files. Cheap too! https: www.swe
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How to seamlessly transfer Creative Cow subscription?
by Neil Orman 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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.
Video looks bad on Vimeo
by Neil Orman 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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
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