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Pat Ford

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May 21st 2002
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Jaggies in Menu
by Pat Ford 4 months ago
Ok, very frustrating problem here. I have been working on a family history video for some weeks. We had a screening and all was well. People wanted DVDs so I set off to fire up Adobe Encore for the fi
Re: Jaggies in Menu
by Alexander Kallas 4 months ago
Do a Google search, it's a matter of resolution. Cheers Alexander
Cannot Print Photos Because of "Program Error"
by Pat Ford 3 years ago
Can't print photos because of "program error." Printer will print docs and some images (I printed a Fireworks file) but not photographs. I have been working on this for HOURS. Please someone help befo
Re: Cannot Print Photos Because of "Program Error"
by Pat Ford 3 years ago
Thanks for your answer. Am running current version. My problem is solved. Held down space bar while starting Photoshop. There are several solutions to this issue but none worked until this one.
Files will not Share Same Sequence
by Pat Ford 3 years ago
I am on windows received files from a Mac. I believe that video header files are munged up. I can't get files from the output of a video switch and those from a camera to coexist on a sequence. I tran
Re: Files will not Share Same Sequence
by Pat Ford 3 years ago
Problem solved! It appears think was not using the new "source patch" toggle properly. Can't understand why this did not come up in the last project I cut. There were some issues with corrupted files
Incompatibility in Sequence
by Pat Ford 3 years ago
Reader's Digest version. Shoot was three camera shoot. Output to switch, best shot chosen by technical director. Output of switch recorded on Sony ssd recorder. That content saved to hard drive on Mac
Incompatibility on Sequence
by Pat Ford 3 years ago
Reader's Digest version. Shoot was three camera shoot. Output to switch, best shot chosen by technical director. Output of switch recorded on Sony ssd recorder. That content saved to hard drive on Mac
Importing Content from Mac to Win Machine
by Pat Ford 3 years ago
I am having trouble retrieving media. I am using Premiere Pro 2015. First, let me set the scene. It was a live shoot with three cameras. The signals from the cameras ran through a switch and a directo
Re: Importing Content from Mac to Win Machine
by Pat Ford 3 years ago
Thank you for answering my question. As I said above, the OS is Win 7 service pack 1. I installed ProRes for Windows...I don't understand why you say it can't work. Again, would a simple workaround be
Method for Doing Multi-Screen Video
by Pat Ford 6 years ago
I am involved with a group attempting to present a multi-screen video presentation. It will pertain to a historic era...roughly speaking, the 50s to the 70s. The plan is to have several (roughly eight
Re: Method for Doing Multi-Screen Video - interactive
by Pat Ford 6 years ago
I appreciate the information on BrightSign; it is possible that we may take that path. However, in the short run, I would like to have more information on the Adtecs. I do have twenty of them. The doc
Missing Footage Firm Stock Footage elements
by Rod Laughridge 8 years ago
I recently purchased the Footage Firm stock footage for AE, I use CS5. When I copy from the DVD to my hard drive, and import one of the projects into AE, I get messages stating the project contains re
Re: Missing Footage Firm Stock Footage elements
by Pat Ford 7 years ago
My experience with the footage firm templates: I bought an AE template...there was a screw-up far down in the project. Spent hours and hours trying to figure it out. My motion graphics guy figured it
CS3 AE: Problem with Template!
by Pat Ford 7 years ago
I purchased a set of templates for After Effects they appear to be precisely what I need what there is a strange problem. There are 14 slots on the timeline but number one repeats! The first image rep
Re: CS3 AE: Problem with Template!
by Pat Ford 7 years ago
Just want to let you know the final score on this one. The template was indeed screwed up. One of the layers had a mistake on it. I am far, far from being an AE expert and it took me hours to find the
Animating Output from CAD Program?
by Pat Ford 7 years ago
Ok, bear with me I have been working on this since late morning today...my mind is mush. Unfortunately I could not get a an good representative example up to share. 1. I am doing an animation video wh
Re: Animating Output from CAD Program?
by Pat Ford 7 years ago
As I said, I have use most all kinds of compression, including the Lagarith codec. Have not used the animation codec yet. Will try that this morning. As it will be player from a laptop and the whole p
Shooting in Mexico
by Pat Ford 7 years ago
Hello.... Next month I have an opportunity to shoot in Mexico City for the company for which I work. I have shot in Canada and that is no problem. I drive across the border from home base near Seattle
Re: Shooting in Mexico
by jim kelty 7 years ago
I too am shooting in Mexico next month and would rather rent lenses and my d5 mk3 down there rather than carry back and forth. I contacted Simplemente but they have not responded. Do you have a person
Question about Adtec Sign Edje
by Pat Ford 8 years ago
Hello all, The company for which I work is getting into digital signage. I am an absolute noob to the field and I have some basic questions. Over the years I have found that getting the answer to basi
Re: Question about Adtec Sign Edje
by Pat Ford 8 years ago
Thanks, Matt...I have one up and running now. I may contact you...thanks very much for the offer.
Mixing 4:3 SD and 16:9 SD
by Pat Ford 8 years ago
I am doing a video for a client which uses 16:9 Camtasia motion screen captures from asset management software which will be displayed on a HD tv. I also have a testimonial that I shot in 16:9 SD...al
Re: Mixing 4:3 SD and 16:9 SD
by Pat Ford 8 years ago
Nick...I was intending to use a looping background as you suggest, but so far stretching the footage to 1.2 does not look bad...in my humble opinion...it is a shot of Puget Sound (trees water etc) at
Using PAL Camera in the US
by Pat Ford 8 years ago
I may get a job shooting a speaker at a tradeshow here in the US. It is for a British company; they want the footage in PAL format. I am in Seattle and can rent a PAL camera easily. However, I wonder
Re: Using PAL Camera in the US
by Pat Ford 8 years ago
Well, my camera is a PD 150...I know...I hang my head in shame...I assure you that I am looking for an EX1 or EX3... Your comment about the florescent lighting in Egypt was spot on.... You know, conve
Editing in Portrait Orientation
by Pat Ford 8 years ago
In CS3 Suite: I want to take content created in AE...primarily text animations in portrait animation and edit in Premiere Pro for presentation on flat screen. I created a 480x720 project with 1.2 par.
Re: Editing in Portrait Orientation
by Pat Ford 8 years ago
Ok, work to 1080x1920 square par This is all new to me... Thanks for your answer
Adobe AE Nightmare
by Pat Ford 9 years ago
I am at the end of my rope with Adobe products and Adobe's scripted and outsourced "technical support." I have spent days in the last couple of months trying to get Adobe software to run. I waiting 1.
Re: Adobe AE Nightmare
by Pat Ford 9 years ago
It's now 11:30pm. I started suggested above around 5. With time out to make dinner I: 1. Uninstalled Quicktime. 2. Turned off Panda Antivirus 3. Uninstalled CS3 Production; CS3 Dreamweaver; CS4 Firewo
CS3 Encore Subpictures in Photoshop
by Pat Ford 9 years ago
Using Adobe CS3 Suite Ok, this is driving me crazy. I won t tell you how many hours I have worked on this problem because it is an immense number. I hope someone can help before the guys in the white
Re: CS3 Encore Subpictures in Photoshop
by John Rich 9 years ago
Since you only have one button, then naturally, it will always be the one in the "selected" state ie the subpicture highlight will always be present in the preview. If you have more than one button, t
Changing Pixel Aspect in a Photoshop Menu
by Pat Ford 9 years ago
Using CS3 Suite Windows. Took a frame from video to use as menu. Photoshop changed the pixel aspect to 1.O. Can't get Encore to change it back. The "Interpret Footage" selection is grayed out. Thanks
Re: Changing Pixel Aspect in a Photoshop Menu
by Pat Ford 9 years ago
Ok...I can do that, but why doesn't interpret footage work to accomplish this
Shooting a Completed Project
by Pat Ford 9 years ago
The company which I am working for doing a project for a forthcoming major sporting event. I would like to get images of the finished project for use in a marketing video. 1. Do I need the client's pe
Re: Shooting a Completed Project
by Pat Ford 9 years ago
Thanks for your answer, Mark... Some more specifics regarding #2: There are several projects for a handful of clients. The venues are open to the public for free...one assumes that because of this the
CS3 Encore Crashing
by Pat Ford 9 years ago
Encore crashes repeatedly. Almost always when I hit the end action setting. When it crashes and is restarted, all the work I have done disappears, even though I am saving after each change. (!) The pr
Menu not Working Properly with Remote
by Pat Ford 9 years ago
In the preview window I am unable to navigate properly among buttons...typically I go down one and the highlighted selection starts...WITHOUT hitting the round center button...the select button on the
Re: Menu not Working Properly with Remote
by Pat Ford 9 years ago
Thank you, thank you, Mr. Geddes...I think that was the problem.
Lighting Difference in Two Cameras?
by Pat Ford 9 years ago
Don't know if this is a lighting question or a camera question. At a two camera shoot we were getting different levels, both luminosity and color from the two cameras. check out: http: criterionweb.co
Re: Lighting Difference in Two Cameras?
by Pat Ford 9 years ago
Well said Craig, thanks. In the future, if we do this job again, we need to have a production meeting regarding the stage set-up. We could avoid such things as: 1. Black background on the stage. The
slow pay report
by Bob Cole 10 years ago
My local colleagues are reporting a distinct slowdown in payment by clients. I'm seeing the same thing. Your experiences Bob C
Re: slow pay report
by Pat Ford 10 years ago
two months and counting for me.
Multi Session Error
by Pat Ford 10 years ago
I am doing a run of copies at a media house. They are saying that the DVD is a multi-secession; the session is not closed. Did this on two DVDs which I sent them. The DVDs play fine on computer and TV
Motion Graphics Work - Seattle
by Simon Stutts 10 years ago
Hey there. I'm a motion graphics and graphic design guy, doing some research on production in other cities in preparation for a possible move. I've been doing research on a few cities that I'm looking
Re: Motion Graphics Work - Seattle
by Pat Ford 10 years ago
Don't know how to answer this. But it is certainly not that most work is web stuff. I am guessing the activity is somewhere in the middle. Others with more comparative knowledge might put in an oar.
Underwater Effect
by Jonathan Seaward 10 years ago
Is an underwater effect possible in Adobe After Effects Basics
Re: Underwater Effect
by Pat Ford 10 years ago
I asked this question some time ago...there is a Cow tutorial using the caustic effect....not real simple as I recall.
Animating Thin Diagonal Lines
by Pat Ford 10 years ago
Ok, I am working on a video which shows a project being constructed in China. The scaffolding used is unlike that used in this country; it is really just a lattice work of tubes that are fastened toge
Re: Animating Thin Diagonal Lines
by Pat Ford 10 years ago
Well, Dave, OpenGL does seem to work with my machine. Rendering seemed to be much smoother after I flipped it on. However, I changed other settings as well. Could have been a combination or exclusivel
Moving Files from Window Machine
by Pat Ford 10 years ago
My editor is on Final Cut; I'm on CS3. I had hope to move over some files using a fat 32 usb external drive. I had hear that Macs will read fat 32. On hooking up the hard drive it froze up the Mac. We
Re: Moving Files from Window Machine
by Trent Whittington 10 years ago
Hey, One suggestion is to copy all of the files on the pc then re-format the external HDD back to Fat32 again. Then copy all of the files back onto the external HDD. Macs tend to have a problem with F
Final Cut: PAL to NTSC
by Pat Ford 10 years ago
I have some PAL to NTSC conversion to do. An associate tells me that the latest versions of Final Cut can do this conversion natively. (that is without any plug-ins...I know there is a Natterson plug-
Re: Final Cut: PAL to NTSC
by Pat Ford 10 years ago
Thanks guys. Will relay the information to my associate. Don't have Final Cut myself.
Need
by Steve Wargo 11 years ago
We have two clients that need us to record computer screens while they are working software. In the past, we've used a Sony 1024HD scan converter but it just seems really soft. So, we're looking for a
Re: Need
by Pat Ford 11 years ago
For a corporate shoot the client wanted to use PowerPoint....as you know they think that is simple. On this shoot we used a scan converter...can't remember which one my camera guy has but I think he s
Premiere Pro EX-1
by Pat Ford 11 years ago
The long awaited update to Premiere for EX-1 has been issued. (!!)
Re: Premiere Pro EX-1
by Pat Ford 11 years ago
That made me chuckle. I suspect that Philip would be the last to claim DP immortality. If you leave the camcorder on auto and shoot for SD delivery, it's unlikely that the EX1 would give you too much
XDCAM EX3 Review
by Philip Bloom 11 years ago
Not sure if anyone is interested. But I have a written and video review of the EX3 here: http: www.philipbloom.co.uk Philip_Bloom XDCAMEX3.html www.philipbloom.net
Re: XDCAM EX3 Review
by Pat Ford 11 years ago
Any indication of cost of EX-3
Shooting Near Water
by Pat Ford 11 years ago
I am doing a documentary on an artists' community that was at the mouth of a river here in Washington state. The location is exposed to sun and water 180 to 270 degrees. The river runs into salt water
Re: Shooting Near Water
by Pat Ford 11 years ago
Hey...thanks you guys. You advice answered my questions. Thanks, especially to those that understand our peculiar problems with water and light in the Northwest. And to Orin Jenkins who wrote from Flo
Quote Today
by Lisa Koza 11 years ago
Hi there my name is Lisa and I read these boards often - it's a great place. Anyway, this is my first post, I'm new to the field, a recent college grad, but a 40 year old woman. :-) I'm a freelance vi
Re: Quote Today
by Pat Ford 11 years ago
Don't want to go on about the scan converter PowerPoint issue since this forum ain't the right place. But I will note that the converter we used was a Sony orginally costing several thousand dollars.
Working with Public Domain Footage?
by eric pautsch 11 years ago
Hi Folks I thinking of working with public domain footage and would like to hear some advice from anyone with a similar experience. Any advice on how to find out if its truly public domain There are b
Re: Working with Public Domain Footage?
by Pat Ford 11 years ago
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Synchronize 24 to 36 screens
by Pat Ford 11 years ago
I am working on a project which will employ 24 to 36 screens monitors. The method must be very cost effective. SyncMaker has caught my attention. Has anyone used it with this many displays Do you have
Re: Synchronize 24 to 36 screens
by Pat Ford 11 years ago
Bob Thanks for your quick response.I'm sorry I did not make my needs more clear. The installation is to be a temporary entrance to a building. It will be a substantial exhibit, roughly 23,000 square f
Buzz/Hum
by Pat Ford 12 years ago
So I'm doing a documentary; did an interview last night. I was sidetracked dealing with the subject until several minutes into the interview when I noticed that the camera operator did not have his he
Re: May your only buzz come from a bottle... or a can.
by Pat Ford 12 years ago
Bob- Good point...it's hard to try to outsmart physics. One of the problems was that we were shooting in a tiny room. Next time I may rent a theater...that might solve several problems. Thanks. pcf
testing 1-2-3
by Pat Ford 12 years ago

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