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Paul Escamilla

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September 26th 2005
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Boosting a dark concert in PP using Lumetri, now have lots of color artifacts...
by Bryan Roberts 3 years ago
Hi all, I'm finishing up a concert for a pretty big band but with a smaller budget. I'm onlining the show from 1080 to 4k which I've done several times before, no issue. However, the first few songs,
Re: Boosting a dark concert in PP using Lumetri, now have lots of color artifacts...
by Bryan Roberts 3 years ago
My god Chris, that helped out that particular shot quite well. Now to try it out across the show, very interesting... THANK YOU SIR. EDITOR Commercial Feature Doc www.BryanRobertsEditor.com
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Paul Escamilla liked this 3 years ago
For shooting videos of live performances, camera suggestions?
by Paul Escamilla 3 years ago
Hi, sorry for the noob question. I have been shooting bands (and some theater and dance) performances in the past few years using my two Lumix Gh2 cameras. I love the results I get with, for example,
Re: For shooting videos of live performances, camera suggestions?
by Paul Escamilla 3 years ago
Panasonic HC-X1 4K looks it might be a good choice once it's available. http: shop.panasonic.com cameras-and-camcorders camcorders HC-X1.html
Camera suggestions for shooting bands, etc
by Paul Escamilla 3 years ago
Hi, sorry for the noob question. I have been shooting bands (and some theater and dance) performances in the past few years using my two Lumix Gh2 cameras. I love the results I get with, for example,
Re: Camera suggestions for shooting bands, etc
by Jeff Pulera 3 years ago
Depends on what you consider low-light. It's actually my associate's camera, helped him pick it out and have been able to borrow it for several jobs. It won't have the sensitivity of a DSLR with a fas
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Paul Escamilla liked this 3 years ago
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 Joseph Owens 3 years ago
Paul Campbell "Is transcoding to ProRes going to make my product look better " Not really. Unless you do some chroma-sampling tricks and macro-block smoothing. The whole notion behind recoding H.264
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Paul Escamilla liked this 3 years ago
Recommend a starter camera.
by Daniel Mulford 6 years ago
Hey! :) To give you an idea of my noob-level, I currently film with a Flip camcorder. But, I want to get into DSLR video, and I'm wondering if you guys have a recommendation for a decent entry-level H
Re: Recommend a starter camera.
by Bill Bruner 6 years ago
Hi Daniel - I don't know what "cheap" is for you, so I picked three cameras at three price levels. Below $1500: Panasonic GH3 body- $1098 Panasonic 14-45 lens - $318 Almost no moire, multiple codecs a
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Paul Escamilla liked this 6 years ago
Large Storage solution needed
by Matthew Kasey 6 years ago
I work at an small ad agency and we are constantly working on old projects as well as ingesting new footage from shoots and such. I do everything in-house, and deliver for broadcast, so I work in full
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Paul Escamilla liked this 6 years ago
Re: Large Storage solution needed
by Paul Escamilla 6 years ago
Got it. I'm just a little leery of going to sales-people first due to a bad experience in the past. It's reassuring to know I can rely on any of the vendors who advertise on the Cow.
Does anyone out there have a Proavio EB400CR?
by Jorge Hernandez 7 years ago
I am looking into buying a Proavio EB400CR since this is a raid that seems to offer everything for my purposes. I am looking into a raid drive that has JBOD capabilities and Proavio seems to be my ans
Re: Does anyone out there have a Proavio EB400CR?
by Alex Gerulaitis 7 years ago
Jorge, If that helps, I've sold a few to clients, and they are happy. Alex Gerulaitis Systems Engineer DV411 - Los Angeles, CA
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Paul Escamilla liked this 6 years ago
If FCPX isn't really for Pros, who is it for?
by James Clark 8 years ago
It's being dubbed imovie pro and I was going based on reports in many places and especially by horrified freelance editors I've spoken to that Apple have clearly seen that it will be more lucrative fo
Re: If FCPX isn't really for Pros, who is it for?
by Frank Gothmann 8 years ago
I think the problem is indeed that Apple wants to have it both way: powerful tool but super-simplified ui. That just doesn't work and form should function functionality, not the other way round. Unfor
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Paul Escamilla liked this 8 years ago
FCPx day 1 vs MC 6 day 1
by Mike Jeffs 8 years ago
I thought I would share some of my intial thoughts on Media Composer day 1 vs FCPx day one. Know this is not a comprensive review or anything like that (I am a Super Avid Beginner) but today feels a q
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Paul Escamilla liked this 8 years ago
Re: FCPx day 1 vs MC 6 day 1
by Sam Cole 8 years ago
Yes I had a little giggle seeing everyone rush off to PRem Pro, and having come from that to FCP I didn't want to go back to that nightmare. I researched and saw what was on the horizon with Avid and
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Paul Escamilla liked this 8 years ago
To stick with FCP 7 or not?
by Justin Bergeron 8 years ago
How are post facilities & production companies responding to FCP X From my analysis, even with recent enhancements, it's got a long way to go to be ready for prime-time. I'm just about to complete the
Re: To stick with FCP 7 or not?
by Paul Escamilla 8 years ago
here in NYC i have yet to meet a professional editor who plans to use FCPX. In fact, most haven't been willing to buy it to try it out. They all seem to be planning an eventual switch to Premiere or A
Outpost Digital's founder Evan Schectman says, that's it, he's moving his facility to . . .
by Craig Seeman 8 years ago
Outpost Digital's founder Evan Schectman spoke at MoPictive (Moving Pictures Collective formerly FCPUGNY) in addition to his usually FCPX demo he said that he'd been beta testing the next major releas
Re: Outpost Digital's founder Evan Schectman says, that's it, he's moving his facility to . . .
by Neil Goodman 8 years ago
I say that only because hes the first person to say so, and yes - we dont know if he asked for any of his employees opinons on the matter. How would you liked to be forced into software you didnt want
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Paul Escamilla liked this 8 years ago
Quick Poll. So what's your decision?
by Dominic Deacon 8 years ago
I'm not sure this forum has an actual poll function but I'm interested in what everyone's decision has been- FCPX Or Not Here's my experience: There's a lot of talk about FCPX adding functions and bec
Re: Quick Poll. So what's your decision?
by Adam White 8 years ago
I'm sticking with FCP 7 until Premiere CS6 is released. I've been really impressed with some of the features + power of PP and I like the fact that it respects a more traditional editing paradigm and
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Paul Escamilla liked this 8 years ago
LLoyd Chambers reviews Mac OS Lion - shades of FCPX
by David Lawrence 9 years ago
Lloyd Chambers is an advanced professional photographer and expert on high-end mac optimization. His web site is an outstanding resource with tons of free articles including a comprehensive guide to g
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Sohrab Sandhu liked this 9 years ago
Re: LLoyd Chambers reviews Mac OS Lion - shades of FCPX
by Paul Escamilla 9 years ago
for the first time in my life, i'm contemplating the purchase of a PC as my home computer. never thought i'd see this day. well, actually, i knew Jobs couldn't last forever, so I did know that at some
New Macbook Pros to be "thin" ?
by Chris Jacek 9 years ago
http: www.macrumors.com 2011 07 26 apple-finishing-up-work-on-an-ultra-thin-15-notebook Here's a link to a MacRumors story, claiming that Apple may be making a MacBook Air-esque version of the next Ma
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Paul Escamilla liked this 9 years ago
Re: New Macbook Pros to be "thin" ?
by Paul Escamilla 9 years ago
yeah, if i said "sorry, dvd's are dead, you can't have one", i'd probably be fired.
Why I'm still here
by Bob Woodhead 9 years ago

Re: Why I'm still here
by Paul Escamilla 9 years ago
well, i'd say it was better than mediocre. but you know, the Oscars does not have a great track record at picking Best Picture if you look historically at what won and what didn't win.
Spreading the word about M100
by Marcus Warren 9 years ago
There is an article on the Pro Video Coalition website titled "How to pick Mac video editing software after the FCP X launch". No where in the article is Media 100 Suite mentioned. Unfortunately I am
Re: Spreading the word about M100
by Paul Escamilla 9 years ago
i've never used Media 100. I just installed the trial version and will give it a run-through. I'm also curious as to why everyone's talking about switching to either Premiere or Avid, but almost no on
All the DRAMA!
by Sean Thomas 9 years ago
It's amazing to read all of the DRAMA about FCP X. There's a lot of irony when people complain for years about a FCP upgrade and then they get it ...... they complain. A lot of the commplaints or rumo
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Reed Black liked this 9 years ago
Re: All the DRAMA!
by Paul Escamilla 9 years ago
I think its pretty safe to say that the only people happy with FCPX are people who don't do complicated professional editing. You can call us "whiners", and we'll call you "amateurs". How's that for d
Alternative to DVD Studio Pro?
by Bobby Mosca 9 years ago
Assuming a new DVD Studio Pro isn't coming soon, any suggestions of where to go next (I understand some DVD authoring is supposed to be included in FCX, however it seems like this would really slow me
Re: Alternative to DVD Studio Pro?
by Paul Escamilla 9 years ago
Oh, I'm not talking about burning. I'm talking about authoring. Is authoring available in FCX
Quicktime 7.6.9 update
by Paul Escamilla 9 years ago
Anyone done the Quicktime 7.6.9 update Anyone had problems with it
Re: Quicktime 7.6.9 update
by John Fishback 9 years ago
Did you have problems w Leopard & Windows or no problems John MacPro 8-core 2.8GHz 8 GB RAM OS 10.5.8 QT7.6.4 Kona 3 Dual Cinema 23 ATI Radeon HD 3870, 24" TV-Logic Monitor, ATTO ExpressSAS R380 RAID
mov 2 file?
by Paul Escamilla 10 years ago
(sorry if this has been posted before, but i didn't find anything with the search function) One of my clients just asked me for a video in the mov 2 format. I've never heard of that Have you
Re: mov 2 file?
by Paul Escamilla 10 years ago
thank you for the suggestions. i will ask the client to send me one of these newfangled mov2 files.
Re-sizing MPEG 1 in Compressor
by Ben Mullins 11 years ago
Hi, Can anyone tell me how to export from Compressor as an mpeg 1 and be able to alter the frame size Currently the mpeg 1 setting doesn't seem to let me change the frame size (it is locked on 352x240
Re: Re-sizing MPEG 1 in Compressor
by Paul Escamilla 11 years ago
Visual Hub!
16x9 mpeg 1?
by Paul Escamilla 11 years ago
I have a 16x9 HD video and the client needs it as an mpeg1 for a Powerpoint presentation. Is it possible to make an mpeg1 with those dimensions And if so, what program do I need
HELP!! Formatting, drive, RAID etc
by Paul Escamilla 12 years ago
Please help! And apologies for my lack of technical expertise.... We got our new MacPro last week. It has 4 drives, 700gigs apiece. The IT guy made them into a RAID 5, but from that he created one big
Re: HELP!! Formatting, drive, RAID etc
by Paul Escamilla 12 years ago
No misunderstanding. THe MacPro came with a RAID controller card. Question: What problem(s) would we run into if we kept the MacPro formatted as it is, one big volume on one RAID In other words, why s
16x9 dvd from 4x3 video?
by Paul Escamilla 13 years ago
Hi, I have a 4x3 video (DV codec) and my client all of a sudden wants a 16x9 DVD. Does anyone know a quick workflow for doing this I obviously want to avoid distortion, so black bars on the sides are
Re: 16x9 dvd from 4x3 video?
by Paul Escamilla 13 years ago
Thank you to everyone for the responses, and apologies about the search. I did do one but I never seem to have much luck with the search function on Creative Cow. In any case, it does appear that tryi
SATA-RAID recs
by Paul Escamilla 13 years ago
We need to get a SATA-RAID so I can edit some HD projects. I'm on a Dual 1.8ghz with 3 gigs of RAM, running 10.4.8 and FCP 5.0.4 On another thread, the CalDigit RAIDS were recommended. Are there any o
Re: SATA-RAID recs
by Paul Escamilla 13 years ago
thanks for the info. :)
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