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Best Pro Camcorder for use with Adobe CS6
by Norman Willis 3 months ago
Hi. I am a content provider and alleged "talent" who also does all the purchasing. Right now we have a volume license for Adobe CS6. I don't have money to upgrade it for the whole crew. Right now I ha
Re: Best Pro Camcorder for use with Adobe CS6
by Norman Willis 3 months ago
Todd, thanks for your encouraging post. Due to a variety of other factors, I went ahead and ordered the camera. I think we are going to try to transition to Resolve, and then use Photoshop and AE to a
Best Pro Canon Camcorder Codec for use with Adobe CS6
by Norman Willis 3 months ago
Hi. I am a content provider and alleged "talent" who also does all the purchasing. Right now we have a volume license for Adobe CS6. I don't have money to upgrade it for the whole crew. I need to upgr
Re: Best Pro Canon Camcorder Codec for use with Adobe CS6
by Norman Willis 3 months ago
Light bulb coming on. Ok, got it! Thanks for that advice. We took a good look at Resolve, and it seems like the same layout as every other NLE, so it can't be too hard to learn... Thanks again. Norman
Semi-OT: Hardware Requirements for Dubbing / Voice-Over in MVP Edit 15
by Norman Willis 10 months ago
Hello. It has been a while since I have posted, as I am transitioning from Sony Vegas Pro to TriCaster and vMix, and my paid volunteer editors are now using Magix Pro Edit 15. I have a hardware questi
Re: Semi-OT: Hardware Requirements for Dubbing / Voice-Over in MVP Edit 15
by Norman Willis 10 months ago
George, thanks. I appreciate that. That helps a lot. I don't know much about the .avi wrappers in TriCaster or vMix either. I am trying to task those things out, so I can stay focused on my primary ta
Hardware Requirements for Dubbing / Voice-Over in DaVinci Resolve
by Norman Willis 10 months ago
Hello. I am a content creator who historically uses Sony (now Magix) Vegas Pro, and am transitioning to TriCaster and vMix for live capture. I have paid volunteers to finish. My TriCaster rep is advis
OT: Cameras and Magix
by Norman Willis 4 years ago
OT: I once had an editor who preferred Magix over Vegas, so I am hoping for great things. I was happy to see Magix acquire Vegas, so I am hanging in there for now. Any field reports, do we know if the
Re: OT: Cameras and Magix
by Aaron Star 4 years ago
Why would it not That camera just records h.264 in an .MXF format, pretty basic.
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OT: Capture YouTube Videos
by Norman Willis 4 years ago
SVP has been a wonderful forum! I hope to see you all on, eh, Adobe How does one download or capture reasonably high quality YouTube videos (for inclusion in documentaries, etc.) Thanks to all, and I
Re: OT: Capture YouTube Videos
by Aaron Star 4 years ago
Best way is to contact the poster, and have them provide you with terms of use, or obtain written permission to use the footage. They may also provide you with better than YouTube quality video to inc
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Best Render Settings YouTube
by Alessandro Alessandro 4 years ago
Hey, i'm a player with a really good PC and an awesome microphone, in the future, i think, i'll open a new gaming channel. ATM I'm trying to find the best render settings for Vegas Pro 13. I'd like ur
Re: Best Render Settings YouTube
by John Rofrano 4 years ago
Alessandro Alessandro "Anyway, these settings permits to obtain a video of around 1 Gb for 15 minutes video "No, I was giving that as an example. To get approximately 1GB for 15 minutes you need to u
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OT: Safe to Run CFL's on 2-wire 110VAC?
by Norman Willis 5 years ago
OT: I moved to a new space which has only three (3) each 110VAC 15AMP 3-wire circuits (laundry room, kitchen, and office). I can run 2-wire power cords to the studio (to power my computers, TriCaster
Re: OT: Safe to Run CFL's on 2-wire 110VAC?
by Norman Willis 5 years ago
Ok, I broke out my amp meter. I should have done that to start with, lol. All I need is to make sure I don't overload my three 15 Amp circuits with the following equipment: Core i7 mini-tower with 2 b
"Free" Windows 10 upgrade?
by Angelo Mike 5 years ago
I just got a notification on my computer that I can reserve a free copy of Windows 10. Anyone know what the deal with this is, and whether I should even bother so that eventually I can have it if I ev
Re: "Free" Windows 10 upgrade?
by Norman Willis 5 years ago
John, I have no experience with Apple, and am open to Apple. However, may I please ask, is this really a fair comparison Is not a 4K Core i7 or Xeon SLI 4K system available for approximately the same
Best Tool To Bring DVCProHD into Vegas
by Norman Willis 5 years ago
The Creative Cow Vegas community has been a blessing for many years now. Thank you all for your help over many years! I captured some DVCProHD with a Kona LHi. I was very surprised to find that I coul
Re: Best Tool To Bring DVCProHD into Vegas
by Russ Froze 5 years ago
Norman Willis "it sounded like a missing video codec" Yes that's it. I have Blackmagic Design Desktop Video installed for my Blackmagic cameras. This is what installed the codec that allows Quicktime
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OT: Where to Post Green Screen Question?
by Norman Willis 5 years ago
OT: Hi all. I need some advice on a small chromakey studio setup. I have a bright spot in the center of the chroma screen on the back wall. I have four CFL's in key, and 2 CFL's in fill. I took the sh
Re: OT: Where to Post Green Screen Question?
by Bob Peterson 5 years ago
One technique that's used in photography to obtain an even spread of the light is to use an L-shaped, white reflector on each side of the screen and a few feet in front of it. The reflector is the len
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Best Codec for Blu-Ray?
by Norman Willis 6 years ago
Hi all. We need to slash time in post, so I bought a Roland VR-50HD HDMI SDI video mixer. The plan is to capture uncompressed HDMI into an AJA Kona LHi video capture card, and then to disk. Then I sen
Re: Best Codec for Blu-Ray?
by Norman Willis 6 years ago
Hi Allan. Thanks. It seems my volunteer editor wants DVCProHD-1080i-60, so that is what I hope to use :-) Norman Willis www.nazareneisrael.org
Best codec for AJA Kona LHi and Premiere Pro CS6
by Norman Willis 6 years ago
Hi all. We need to slash time in post, so I bought a Roland VR-50HD HDMI SDI video mixer. The plan is to capture uncompressed HDMI into an AJA Kona LHi video capture card, and then to disk. Then I sen
Re: Best codec for AJA Kona LHi and Premiere Pro CS6
by Norman Willis 6 years ago
Thank you. I appreciate that. My editor believes there are still some bugs with ProRes and CS6. Is that accurate Or have all of those bugs been worked out Norman Willis www.nazareneisrael.org
Best Codec with AJA Kona LHi and SVP11, Magix, and Premiere Pro CS6
by Norman Willis 6 years ago
Hi all. We need to slash time in post, so I bought a Roland VR-50HD HDMI SDI video mixer. The plan is to capture uncompressed HDMI into an AJA Kona LHi video capture card, and then to disk. Then I sen
Norman Willis liked this 6 years ago
Should I Sell my 5DM2 used?
by Norman Willis 6 years ago
I have been using a Canon 5DM2 and lenses for some light studio work. I just bought a Roland VR-50HD HDMI SDI mixer, and will probably be mixing HDMI SDI with the mixer from now on--so I am wondering
Re: Should I Sell my 5DM2 used?
by Norman Willis 6 years ago
Renting one before liquidating anything sounds like a good idea. I am in the Dallas, Texas area. Norman Willis www.nazareneisrael.org
Copy a layer from one project to another in CS6
by Norman Willis 8 years ago
Hi. I am new to Photoshop. I hope this is a good question. I have Photoshop CS6. A friend made me two similar banners of the same size for inclusion in a website. I want to copy a layer from one proje
Re: Copy a layer from one project to another in CS6
by Jeff Hinkle 8 years ago
There's several ways to do this. I don't have CS6 yet, but I imagine they haven't changed this functionality much. With both images open, drag the layer you want to copy from the Layers palette to the
OT: Why pro-grade card readers?
by Norman Willis 8 years ago
OT: I just started doing a video shoot, happily filled my two 32GB CF cards on my EOS 5DMkII, and went to offload to my hdd. Of course my card reader just died. Earlier I thought, "pins is pins, all c
Re: OT: Why pro-grade card readers?
by Norman Willis 8 years ago
Apparently it is more than just pins It seems there is a logic board inside, and the quality of the components does make a difference. (Lesson learned, I hope.)
Unlocking Audio from Video recorded in Camtasia Studio 6
by Norman Willis 8 years ago
How can I delete the audio on the timeline from a screen capture done in Camtasia Studio 6 I did a short screen grab, and recorded to .avi. Then I brought the .avi onto the timeline in Vegas Pro 10.0e
Re: Unlocking Audio from Video recorded in Camtasia Studio 6
by Norman Willis 8 years ago
Found it! Right-click, Group, "Remove From." Then delete the audio. I wonder if I can mark my own answer as a solution Lol. Norman Willis www.nazareneisrael.org
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Time/date effect
by Norman Willis 9 years ago
How would I recreate the time date effect in this video, where the digits of the time date change as they are wiped onto and off of the screen The first example is at about 20-26 seconds in. http: www
Re: Time/date effect
by Stephen Mann 9 years ago
I did it all in Vegas: http: www.youtube.com watch v=eJbTN2XP1-Q I used Photoshop to put each character on a separate layer, then drag the psd file to the Vegas Timeline across tracks. (I could as eas
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How can I re-create this date/time effect?
by Norman Willis 9 years ago
I am brand new to After Effects. How can I re-create the date time effect in this video The first instance of it comes in between about 20-26 seconds, and again at about 1:56-2:00. http: www.youtube.c
Re: How can I re-create this date/time effect?
by Kevin Camp 9 years ago
it looks pretty similar to the text animation preset 'decoder fade in'. you can find the text presets in the effects & presets palette (window effects & presets), twirl down animation presets presets
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How can I re-create this date/time effect?
by Norman Willis 9 years ago
I am brand new to After Effects. How can I re-create the date time effect in this video The first instance of it comes in between about 20-26 seconds, and again at about 1:56-2:00. http: www.youtube.c
Re: How can I re-create this date/time effect?
by Kevin Camp 9 years ago
it looks pretty similar to the text animation preset 'decoder fade in'. you can find the text presets in the effects & presets palette (window effects & presets), twirl down animation presets presets
How can I re-create this date/time effect?
by Norman Willis 9 years ago
How can I re-create the date time effect in this video The first instance of it comes in between about 20-26 seconds, and again at about 1:56-2:00. http: www.youtube.com watch v=7E3oIbO0AWE I can easi
Re: How can I re-create this date/time effect?
by Norman Willis 9 years ago
OK, thanks! Norman Willis www.nazareneisrael.org
48KHz/16bit, or 48KHz/24 bit?
by Norman Willis 9 years ago
My friend wants to help me edit. He wants me to match the audio sampling rate on my H4n to my 5DM2 in pre, so he does not have to conform it later. What is the audio sampling rate on a 5DM2 Is it 48KH
Re: 48KHz/16bit, or 48KHz/24 bit?
by Rick Lang 9 years ago
Canon 5D Mark II records stereo audio when an appropriate external mic is attached. The audio is 16-bit for left and right tracks. The internal mic is monaural and is likely 16 bit also. High-end auto
OT: 3-core AMD for Software RAID 1?
by Norman Willis 9 years ago
It may be OT, but I trust you guys' opinion more than anyone else. We need a webserver. I have two choices. The budget option is to build a $250.00 kit from Tiger Direct with an AMD 3-core chip and 8G
Re: OT: 3-core AMD for Software RAID 1?
by Norman Willis 9 years ago
You are asking hard questions. :) That's me (haha). OK, I have been reading all day, and my head is about to bust. I thought I should ask your advice again before I drop cash (come morning). I have a
What about hybrid drives?
by Michael Locke 9 years ago
Hello Pros, I'm looking at 2.5" drives for laptop mini externals, and the Seagate Momentus XT pops up touting near SSD speed with 500Gb size for a fraction of the price of true SSD's. Are these SSD HD
Re: What about hybrid drives?
by Norman Willis 9 years ago
Michael, I have had a Seagate Momentus XT 500Gb frive for my laptop for about a year, and I love it. With a fresh install of Win7x64 the boot time to a desktop was about 25 seconds. Won't hold a candl
OT: Some way to cut and re-stich AVCHD or .avi files?
by Norman Willis 9 years ago
OT: I have a volunteer who wants to help me edit...two time zones away. The AVCHD files are 20GB each, which is too big to fit on a DVD (and I don't have Blu-ray). Is there some easy, fool-proof way t
Re: OT: Some way to cut and re-stich AVCHD or .avi files?
by Danny Hays 9 years ago
Yahoo instant messenger lets you drop large files on the chat window, peer to peer. No file size limit.
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Thanks for the COW and the Vegas Forum
by Norman Willis 9 years ago
Ron, many thanks for the Creative COW. It is my first stop for answers to all things video. Also many props to the Vegas Forum. John Rofrano deserves special recognition. He pretty much makes Sony Veg
How can I synch two independent audio tracks?
by Norman Willis 9 years ago
I have two independent audio files from a Zoom H4N (a headset mic and an audience mic). They are not linked to video files. Is it possible to synch these two tracks up inside of Vegas, so that when I
Re: How can I synch two independent audio tracks?
by John Rofrano 9 years ago
Norman Willis "Is it possible to synch these two tracks up inside of Vegas, so that when I cut a segment from the first track it automatically makes the same subtraction from the second track "Did yo
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Recommended Lens for Canon T2i/550D
by Joey Sahakian 9 years ago
Hello all, I just wanted to see if anyone had any recommendations for a good quality lens for shooting video with a Canon T2i 550D. I have used the kit lens that came with it but I am in the market fo
Re: Recommended Lens for Canon T2i/550D
by Norman Willis 9 years ago
Hey Peter. Just to follow up, the lines on the 1.4 are very close to straight. It is close enough I don't feel the need to 'take anything out.' I will probably just deal with the lines by creative fra
Hardware RAID 5, or RAID 0 and backup to Drobo?
by Norman Willis 9 years ago
Hi Bob. I am starting an Internet Radio show, and cannot afford any downtime during the show, so I have to put C:\ in RAID 1. I still need to edit video, though, so what do I do for D:\ I have
Re: Hardware RAID 5, or RAID 0 and backup to Drobo?
by Norman Willis 9 years ago
OK, I got the parts on the way. 3 hdd's in RAID 5 on C:\, and 3 hdd's in RAID 5 on D:\, and one external USB2 optical drive. Very nice. Thanks! Norman Willis www.nazareneisrael.org
Gearshift?
by Norman Willis 9 years ago
A friend wants to help edit video. He has a Dell XPS 410 with a Pentium D (Dual Core) at 2.8GHz, Vista x64 and 8GB RAM. (Dell does not make Windows 7 drivers for it, since it is an older box.) Since i
Re: Gearshift?
by John Rofrano 9 years ago
Norman Willis "Also, will there likely be any issues with SVP10, VASST Gearshift and VASST InfinityCAM on a Pentium D "There shouldn't be. GearShift was designed specifically for people with older co
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Aspect ratio question
by Norman Willis 9 years ago
I am filming solo in studio. I hooked up my 5DM2 to one of my monitors (Samsung T260HD) via HDMI cable. Everything looked great. When I started recording the preview screen stretched very wide. It was
Re: Aspect ratio question
by Norman Willis 9 years ago
You mean, they did that on purpose Why
OT: Just enter 5100K? Or white/grey balance?
by Norman Willis 9 years ago
OT: I am watching the Blue Crane Digital training DVD's on the 5DM2, and am learning a lot. However, they recommend a grey balance card. I have always used a white balance card, and have been happy wi
Re: OT: Just enter 5100K? Or white/grey balance?
by Norman Willis 9 years ago
OK, I bought a calibrated 18% grey card for when I am in the field, and in the meantime I will do a manual white balance whenever I am in the studio. Just for giggles I will also dial in 5100K, and se
4:2:2 on HDMI output?
by clyde villegas 9 years ago
Do you get full HD with 4:2:2 color subsampling out of the HDMI port of the 5D I've read somewhere that you won't. However, there may be some new updates from Canon allowing the camera to do that. How
Re: 4:2:2 on HDMI output?
by Norman Willis 9 years ago
I have not tried it yet, but they say it helps to convert to Cineform .avi or .mov. It interpolates 4:2:0 to 4:2:2. Like I say I have not tried it, but they say it helps. $99.00 B&H or Videoguys.com N
News: Sony's new Vegas 10 Pro Video Stabilization powered by proDAD
by Cow News Droid 10 years ago
proDAD s Renown Video Stabilization Technology Allows Vegas Pro 10 Users to Easily Rescue Shaky Video and Automatically Correct Skew, Wobble, and Jello Distortion on the Vegas Timeline (Silicon Vally,
Re: News: Sony's new Vegas 10 Pro Video Stabilization powered by proDAD
by Norman Willis 10 years ago
way cool :) I'm really glad to see the thing about Closed Captions and an expanded FX compatibility. It gives me a lot of hope for Vegas for the long term. Norman Willis www.nazareneisrael.org
disrespectful users
by Another Hero 10 years ago
I just read the email from Creative Cow about moderators being phoned up by Creative Cow visitors. I think it's disrespectful and so rude to phone moderators. What are these people thinking
Re: disrespectful users
by Norman Willis 10 years ago
Hi Ron. The COW is a great resource, and I am very thankful for it. But I wonder why that particular COW leader didn't just set up some better personal boundaries. If he she was not OK with receiving
Does a NewBlue FX forum make sense?
by Norman Willis 10 years ago
Hi Ron. Does a NewBlueFX forum make sense The reason I am asking is that NewBlueFX works in many different host NLE's, and so I imagine they perform about the same in whatever host NLE. But I could be
Re: Does a NewBlue FX forum make sense?
by Fred Jodry 10 years ago
Ed, I blame Sony not NewBlueFX. My answer was as stated somewhat skewed of the question. One can contact Sony for their type of answer or one can try as stated in the matter of Sony Vegas. I hadn t fo
CreateSpace cover art
by Norman Willis 10 years ago
I am new to Photoshop. I am trying to create cover art for a DVD and Amaray case, for CreateSpace. CreateSpace wants me to import their .pdf for use as a template, create my cover art, and then turn o
Re: CreateSpace cover art
by Norman Willis 10 years ago
I tried putting the size to 33%, and it looked good on screen, but the resultant file came out at 300% size (still. Same place it was). Is there some way I can drop the size on the output down to norm
What kind of tapes should I use for the Canon XH-A1?
by sally obrien 10 years ago
I'm thinking of getting the Canon XH-A1. But what kind of tapes do I use Initially I thought I could just use regular mini-dv tapes. But am I actually supposed to use these HD DV tapes Are they genera
Re: What kind of tapes should I use for the Canon XH-A1?
by Norman Willis 10 years ago
I agree but, how do edit out-put to pro tape Except Blu-ray It depends on what you are after. Sometimes people record in HD because it yields a much nicer looking DVD (and they don't want to pay $6.0
Flash Memory and HFS100
by Mark Batisah 10 years ago
Hello all - I apologize if this question was already asked, I couldn't seem to find it in my cursory search. I recently purchased a Canon HFS100 and had a few questions about the experience other user
Re: Flash Memory and HFS100
by Norman Willis 10 years ago
According to the manual (p. 46), I should be getting around 40 minutes. In what mode Norman Willis www.nazareneisrael.org
Button in DVDA menu kind of yellowy
by Norman Willis 10 years ago
In the DVDA menu, the button is kind of yellowish. I have it set as a Text Mask Overlay. Is there some way to get the button not to be coated yellow Norman Willis www.nazareneisrael.org
buying sugestions
by Jason Finnigan 10 years ago
I'm looking to buy a camera to film both events and nature... I'm either looking to get a gl2 or some kinda of used avchd or similar camera.. (I like the sony ex1 and nxcam but there too pricey) any a
Re: buying sugestions
by Norman Willis 10 years ago
You know, the best way to improve your video quality is a tripod. It sounds like a fluid-filled head is outside of your budget, but even an inexpensive one will give you a way better viewer experience
Considering going Avid
by Norman Willis 10 years ago
I got started editing on Vegas Pro 8.0, and upgraded to 9.0. I love program. It is so simple to use, and I love that you can throw just about anything up on the timeline, but it just seems like every
Re: Considering going Avid
by Norman Willis 10 years ago
Thanks, guys. I just got a fresh armload of stuff to work on, but when I get time for a new learning curve, I may try that free download. I appreciate your help. Norman Willis www.nazareneisrael.org
Keying White
by Steven Gladney 12 years ago
I am planning on doing a shoot in studio and want to shoot on white screen (instead of green screen) to achieve infinite white look. I've done some test shots and the footage comes out fine, but I did
Re: Keying White
by Norman Willis 10 years ago
Is there any resource for a durable white cloth screen Or are we just talking drapery fabric Thanks.
Um, Microsoft Office?
by Norman Willis 10 years ago
Hi Ron. This is maybe a dumb idea, and too 'low speed', but I actually use dumpy old MS Office 2007 (in conjunction with Snagit) to create a lot of the files and slides I later incorporate into my vid
Re: Microsoft Office Forum Recommendation?
by Norman Willis 10 years ago
Hey Ron, Thanks for all of your help. Is there an MS Office Forum you or others can recommend Thanks much. Norman Willis www.nazareneisrael.org
Google Wave Post
by Norman Willis 10 years ago
Hello. Regarding your post about Google Wave: http: forums.creativecow.net thread 24 902786 some of us want to check this out, but Google Wave says we need to 'apply' for an 'invitation'. We applied,
Re: Google Wave Post
by Abraham Chaffin 10 years ago
Since Google wave is still in preview mode it may take a few days for the invitation to come. Abraham
Trouble remaining logged in again!
by Alan Lloyd 10 years ago
It's happening again, and seemingly random. I came here this morning, was logged out. Signed in, fine, read some posts, went to the top forum page, found myself logged out again. It happened yesterday
Re: Trouble remaining logged in again!
by Norman Willis 10 years ago
I had ie8 logging me out after a day or two. I cleaned my internet cache (including cookies) and all of a sudden the problem is gone. FWIW. Norman Willis www.nazareneisrael.org
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