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Paul Campbell

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May 28th 2008
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T5i/ML HDMI output
by Paul Campbell 3 years ago
I pulled the following from the Magic Lantern Wiki: "...the HDMI output from the Canon HDMI is limited to 1620x1080 (3:2) while the camera is not recording. When the camera is recording, HDMI output r
Native H.264 workflow in Resolve
by Paul Campbell 3 years ago
Happy Thanksgiving! I was just reading an old article from 2010 about editing native H.264 clips (in FCPX and Premiere, not Resolve obviously). The author suggests "decompressing the H.264 footage int
Re: Native H.264 workflow in Resolve
by Paul Campbell 3 years ago
Marc, thanks for all of this, and everyone else, too. I could keep asking you guys questions all day, but I fear it'll get off-topic and I don't wish to annoy the Admins. (This thread really picked up
Cinestyle exposure
by Paul Campbell 3 years ago
I'm reading different suggestions on exposure setting as it pertains to the Cinestyle profile for my T5i. Some are saying "expose to the right" (ETTR I think, if I'm getting that acronym correct), and
Re: Cinestyle exposure
by Paul Campbell 3 years ago
Thanks. So interesting how many out there are in the ETTR camp. I've only just begun my experiments with Cinestyle, but prior to this I've always read to err on the side of underexposing (for any prof
Ninja 2 vs. SD card
by Paul Campbell 3 years ago
I'm intrigued by this Ninja 2 external video recorder, and how acquiring Prores422 directly from my Canon t5i will compare to the H264 that gets squeezed onto the SD card. Does anyone have experience
Re: Ninja 2 vs. SD card
by Paul Campbell 3 years ago
Hmmm, what "minimum" dslr camera do you feel would be best served by the Ninja 2 (I'm thinking down the road upgrade)
Edit a really bad conversation recording
by Sue Howard 3 years ago
Hello I need help with a conversation recording that has alot of background noise and humming to get the dialogue in the back. Can anyone help or recommend a very good, easy to use software. Thanks,
Re: Edit a really bad conversation recording
by Paul Campbell 3 years ago
Is this the correct file All I'm hearing is a lot of traffic noise, a car door beeping from an open door, and some audio from a radio. Where's the conversation
Advice on new recorder
by Paul Campbell 3 years ago
Greetings! It's time for me to step up and purchase an audio recorder, and I'd like to get some opinions from the herd about reliable units under $300. I was considering the Tascam DR-60 until I just
Re: Advice on new recorder
by Paul Campbell 3 years ago
Oh yes Ty, for sure. In the past I've sent audio directly into the camera, but I've read that the audio processors on DSLR's aren't exactly topnotch, or at least not as good as can be achieved with a
Audio jack on Sony A7R
by Paul Campbell 3 years ago
What type of audio jack does the Sony A7R have Is it a stereo 1 8" standard jack, like the Canon t5i Thanks.
Re: Audio jack on Sony A7R
by Paul Campbell 3 years ago
You went to all that trouble instead of just posting a quick answer Ufb.
Exports
by Paul Campbell 3 years ago
Is mp4 my best only option for exporting PPro sequences I shoot with a Canon DSLR, 24p, 1080. I know the footage gets compressed natively onto the SD card by the camera with the H264 codec. No problem
Re: Exports
by Paul Campbell 3 years ago
Ah, I see. I've been going to Export, then choosing H264 "Match Source-High Bitrate", and then hitting "Export" instead of "Queue". Thanks.
Workflow question
by Paul Campbell 3 years ago
I'm looking for advice on how to improve my workflow. Here's the skinny: I was emailed a :15 video that I want to add some music to. The video is a 2MB mp4, with a res of 720x404. That's all I know ab
Re: Workflow question
by Paul Campbell 3 years ago
Thanks for the legwork there, Shane. I'll keep all of this in mind the next time I'm given an already crunched video clip. Cheers.
Editing mp4 makes file size much bigger
by Paul Campbell 3 years ago
I was emailed a little :15 video clip to which I wanted to add a :06 jingle. No biggy on the edit, just cropped some of the audio and squeezed the jingle in at the end. When I went to output it, the f
Re: Editing mp4 makes file size much bigger
by Paul Campbell 3 years ago
Oh sure, make me earn this why don't you :-)
Opinions on shoulder-mount
by Paul Campbell 4 years ago
Hi, everyone. A buddy's band is going to be recording some tracks in a studio in the next few weeks, and I've volunteered to shoot footage of the practice and tracking sessions to ultimately make a li
Re: Opinions on shoulder-mount
by Paul Campbell 4 years ago
Yeah, I was thinking that the arm might be really nice to have for more control and smoother motion. Thanks very much for all the feedback. Tremendously helpful. Paul
mp4 file size from FCP/Compressor
by Paul Campbell 4 years ago
I've tried several times to figure out this file size curiosity. I ripped a McDonalds spot from Facebook today and dropped it into FCP to check out the info. It's a 15-second spot that was saved as an
Re: mp4 file size from FCP/Compressor
by Paul Campbell 4 years ago
Jeez Dave, I can either do one or the other, not both. Thanks for ending this conundrum for me.
CC AE so.....slow.
by Paul Campbell 5 years ago
I tried posting this in the CC forum, but got no response, so my apologies for posting here. I just installed CC AE on my '08 Mac Pro. Specs: 2x2.8Ghz Quad Core 10GB RAM Original video card (Radeon HD
Re: CC AE so.....slow.
by Paul Campbell 5 years ago
Ah, Dave...and here I was thinking only pc's got bitchy when it came to RAM. You're correct, I was running the original 2GB up until a few months ago when I added 8GB to try speeding up my AE CS4 (bef
Some fx are super slow!
by Paul Campbell 5 years ago
My Mac Pro more than meets the minimum requirements for AE CC, but some fx that I try to apply (like Liquify) are so super slow to render that I cannot see them in real time. I'm talking SUPER slow. I
HD footage/zooming
by Paul Campbell 5 years ago
I have some HD footage of a hand-drawn animation on a large sheet of paper that was maybe 18"x24" (poster board, I suppose). The camera was placed far enough away to shoot the entire paper, plus there
Re: HD footage/zooming
by Paul Campbell 5 years ago
No, I'm simply keyframing the Scale and adjusting as needed. This "Detail Preserving" effect is elusive. I can find the "Scale" effect, but I'm not seeing it when I drag it onto my footage. I'm using
Memory while launching AE
by Paul Campbell 5 years ago
I just upgraded my Mac Pro (2x2.8Ghz quad-core) from 2GB to 10GB of RAM. When I launch AE, in the launch window it indicates "4% used of 3.0 GB". Despite this RAM upgrade, previewing projects while I'
Re: Memory while launching AE
by Paul Campbell 5 years ago
Sorry. OS is 10.6, and I'm running CS4. (I'm not in front of the Mac right now, so I'm not totally getting that OS version) This may be as good as it gets with my setup. It works, just not as fast as
Awful noise with Digi 002
by Paul Campbell 6 years ago
Hi. I'm running PT10 on an iMac w Snow Leopard, using an old Digi 002 as the i o. The Digi connects to the iMac via 1394 Firewire. There's an awful digital "grizz" that comes through the Digi, both at
Re: Awful noise with Digi 002
by James Beattie 6 years ago
I have seen this when you have the Macintosh audio connected to an external pair of speakers or a mixer. It ends up being a grounding issue. Better to buy an isolation transformer if you want audio ou
ProTools storage question (easy)
by Paul Campbell 6 years ago
Hello, herd. I've got five production studios here at work (audio only), and I'm looking to install five new iMacs running PT. One of these new iMacs is already onsite, running PT v11. My goal here is
Re: ProTools storage question (easy)
by Paul Campbell 6 years ago
Eric Mark, thanks for the replies. Mark, would you happen to know if that non-latency also extends to the Express version of PT I think I'll be able to get away with using that version on 4 of my 5 iM
A forum for ProTools 10?
by Paul Campbell 8 years ago
Hi, everyone. I don't see a section for ProTools anywhere on the Avid page. Is there a forum for ProTools questions I'm having some MIDI issues. Thanks.
Re: A forum for ProTools 10?
by Paul Campbell 8 years ago
Thanks, gents.
Trying to throw together a basic ProTools system
by Paul Campbell 8 years ago
Greetings, herd. I'm presently running Adobe Audition 2.0 at home using a Delta 1010 card and i o interface. My mixer has 8 sub-outs feeding the i o inputs. For the most part, it's worked well for me
Re: Trying to throw together a basic ProTools system
by Paul Campbell 8 years ago
Alain, one more quick question. The Digi 002 can do 8 simultaneous line inputs, right I know 1-4 are mic line, but 5-8 should input fine at the same time, right
Text bug
by Paul Campbell 8 years ago
Can you guys take a look at this and tell me if you've seen it before This has been a problem for a while, but I can't make it go away. I can highlight those weird blotches and type in numbers, but th
Re: Text bug
by Paul Campbell 8 years ago
Sorry. Mac v10.5.8 AE v9.0.3.8 Yes, both updated (there's an iTunes update outstanding, which I doubt is going to help) This has been happening for a year or so now. I posted about it. As mentioned, t
FCP "General Error"
by Paul Campbell 8 years ago
Ok, I'm used to seeing vague errors like this in Windows, but FCP Here are my details: FCP 6.0.6 Mac Pro v10.5.8 2x2.8GHz Quad-Core Xeon 2GB RAM I'm not sure exactly when this started happening, but w
Re: FCP "General Error"
by Paul Campbell 8 years ago
Hey Shane, looks like I signed off this one too soon. (I already have MPEG Streamclip and have used it before, so I figured this one was done) Is there a better forum to ask a question about Streamcli
Which disk am I missing?
by Paul Campbell 8 years ago
Hi, all. My FCS2 media has been scattered about, and now that I'm trying to clean up and put everything back in the little box I have come across an empty DVD sleeve. I'm trying to figure out which di
Re: Which disk am I missing?
by Jerry Hofmann 8 years ago
There are two Motion Content disks, and three Audio content disks. All of the apps are on the install disk. Jerry Apple Certified Trainer, Producer, Writer, Director Editor, Gun for Hire and other thi
Best MTS file converter for FCP
by Paul Campbell 8 years ago
What's the best way to convert MTS files to a FCP-friendly format MPEG Streamclip was my first choice, but alas, did not work. I guess what I'm really asking is what's the best converter you guys know
Re: Best MTS file converter for FCP
by Paul Campbell 8 years ago
@ Noah: Sorry, dude. What a thing to leave out. It's a Panasonic HMC-150. @ Rafa: Thanks! I'll check it out.
Is the Panasonic AG-HMC80 The right camera for the task?
by Brielle Ashley 9 years ago
To The Cow Forum Experts... My name is Brielle and I have been tasked with finding the right camera for the company I work for so I am reaching out for some opinions from the Creative Cow Universe! I
Re: Is the Panasonic AG-HMC80 The right camera for the task?
by Paul Campbell 9 years ago
This is amazing...I was just about to start checking this camera out, and then I found this thread! I'm a bit familiar with Sony's XDCAM camera, which uses those expensive SxS cards and that proprieta
Best PTZ camera for live music acts?
by Paul Campbell 9 years ago
Hi, everyone. If I may describe the scene: A small club that holds maybe 200 people will host scaled-down "unplugged" versions of music acts. The stage is big enough for about 5 performers, typically
Re: Best PTZ camera for live music acts?
by Paul Campbell 9 years ago
I find that at moment like this, my biggest handicap is just not knowing what kind of picture quality to expect from any of these cameras. Some of them are a little pricey too, so it makes me all the
XDCAM not showing images
by Paul Campbell 10 years ago
Hi, Cow! I'm having some issues with my XDCAM software, specifically that when I browse to my BPAV folder, I can't see anything in the clip list. All of the thumbnails say "No Image Available". I was
Re: XDCAM not showing images
by Paul Campbell 10 years ago
Thanks guys. Mucho appreciado.
Can't recover FCP when I hide it
by Paul Campbell 10 years ago
For some reason, whenever I hide my FCP, I can't recover it from the dock. It didn't always do this, and at first I thought it was a problem with too many apps running, but it'll happen with FCP being
Re: Can't recover FCP when I hide it
by Paul Campbell 10 years ago
Wow! Look at all these posts. Sorry for the late reply, everyone. I normally don't check until I get home. Anyway, thanks for all the suggestions. I'll let you know how it goes. Paul
Trouble downloading files
by Paul Campbell 11 years ago
Hi, guys. I've been trying like crazy to download my files from these folks, but after a few minutes my data transfer rate drops off to some stupid low number like 1.5MB s. I realize that a high-speed
Converting animation to progressive
by Paul Campbell 11 years ago
I've got some animations that have the following properties (these properties were pulled up in FCP): 720x486 Compressor: Animation Field Dominance: Lower All I'd like to do is convert this little guy
Re: Converting animation to progressive
by Paul Campbell 11 years ago
Daniel, thanks for the link. I'll post something as soon as I get home!
Converting interlaced animation to progressive
by Paul Campbell 11 years ago
Greetings. I've got these animated graphics that were created as lower field, and I'd like to make them all progressive. I can't figure out what step I'm leaving out. I put the file in my batch window
Re: Converting interlaced animation to progressive
by Paul Campbell 11 years ago
Oh, I know what you're talking about. I chose Better. (sorry, I thought I was leaving out a really obvious step there) So anyway, that's my method, but I still have an interlaced animation. I keep mes
FC: Export to XDCAM works great
by Rafael Amador 11 years ago
Hi COW-addicts, I've been making a test with the new XDACAM Transfer function. Really easy and fast. To export 3 minutes of EX-1 footage took a bit more than 1 minute. No re-compression, only the GOPs
Re: FC: Export to XDCAM works great
by Paul Campbell 11 years ago
Hi, Rafa. I was browsing the XDCAM forum and found this thread. (I'm the guy you were helping a few days ago trying to downconvert XDCAM footage at 24fps to SD @ 30fps) Needless to say, I'm still expe
Please forgive this post!
by Paul Campbell 11 years ago
Guys, sorry to ask this one here. Does anyone know what the frame rate of a Sony Handycam DCR-SR80 is I found all of the specs (mpeg-2 format, etc), but frame rate isn't listed. I'd like to be able to
Re: post
by Paul Campbell 11 years ago
Thanks for that. Cheers,
XDCAM xfer software
by Paul Campbell 11 years ago
Where can I find a copy of the XDCAM xfer software The only thing I've found so far is a FCP plugin, which I don't necessarily mind, but the version I'm used to is the standalone version that you run
Re: XDCAM xfer software
by Craig Seeman 11 years ago
https: servicesplus.us.sony.biz sony-software.aspx search for XDCAM This is XDCAM Transfer Mac https: servicesplus.us.sony.biz sony-software-model-PDZKP1.aspx ClipBrowser https: servicesplus.us.sony.b
Wireless for G4?
by Paul Campbell 11 years ago
Does anyone have any recommendations on how to go wireless with my old G4 I found a link that had a bunch of USB adapters (afterthemac.com), but I just don't know if I'm going to run into compatibilit
Re: Wireless for G4?
by Paul Campbell 11 years ago
Ok, that's funny. I'm getting your point loud and clear!
Upgrading G4 processor
by Paul Campbell 11 years ago
Hi, again. Sorry to be such a post hog, but learning about Macs after years of PC work can be trying at times...and learning about old Macs can be especially trying. I've got a G4 AGP with a 450Mhz pr
Re: Upgrading G4 processor
by Paul Campbell 11 years ago
I was afraid you were going to say that. I just bought an old copy of After Effects that needs OS X to run, and now I'm thinking this machine won't run OS X because of its processor. Anyone need a cop
Max. memory for an old G4
by Paul Campbell 11 years ago
Greetings. I've procured an old 450MHz G4 running OSX 10.3.5 with 512MB of memory. I'd like to upgrade the memory on this thing, but don't know the maximum amount. Is it 2GB Also, the memory sticks in
Re: Max. memory for an old G4
by Jeff Carpenter 11 years ago
The 2 stores Zane mentioned are probably your best bet. But if you want to do a little research before you call them, this site is usually pretty helpful with questions like this: http: www.apple-hist
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