Re: Is this footage overexposed? by Peter Mackay 1 year ago This is a difficult shot to expose for, you are screwed whichever way you go, but if it was me shooting I would have opted to protect the highlights and hope to dig out the shadows in post. However as
Adobe premier pro CS6, Exporting to AVI by Misbah Mahfujur 3 years ago Hello, Im having trouble exporting AVI movie. Im using Premier Pro CS6 on MAC Book Pro. I don't see any AVI exporting option. Does any knows why What do i have to do for Exporting AVI movie Need Help.
Premier Pro CC audio issues by Alex Neuman 3 years ago Hi All: We use Premiere Pro CC on a Mac Pro 2.7GHz Core Intel Xeon E5 with 64Gigs of Ram, most of the time connected via Fiber to our shared storage. Occasionally we use it with thunderbolt or USB 3 d
Re: Premier Pro CC audio issues by Peter Mackay 3 years ago I believe that this is a premiere issue. I have had the same thing happen here frequently. The audio always returns but it is extremely frustrating. I have been working with Premiere now for two years
NVIDIA GTX 285 Mercury playback by Wendell Davis 4 years ago I have the NVIDIA GE Force GTX 285 graphics card installed Mac Pro 10.9 Mavericks with all the latest updates installed. Installed the latest NVDIA drivers, again today 5.5.28, but still no longer get
Recording VO in PP CS6 by Peter Mackay 4 years ago Ok, so I thought that I would do something in PP that I used to do in FCP all the time. Record a piece of temp VO. Plugged in the mic set up the prefs for audio HW and proceeded. Failure, lots of prob
Re: Recording VO in PP CS6 by Peter Mackay 4 years ago Ok so its all working now, whew that took a lot of effort to sort out. there is not a lot of documentation around to get all this information, even googling the problem only reveals others that have t
Focus pull issue by Jay James 5 years ago I have footage with my main subject in soft focus and background with people in it is sharper - is there anyway around this balls up of mine please This isn't something we can revisit as the person we
How to get P2 files into FCP by jack fox 6 years ago I have downloaded my P2 files (SD quality) on to my iMac desktop and am wondering how to get them in my timeline. FCP does not recognize these files for import. jmf
Timeline playback follow by Enrico Lappano 6 years ago Is it possible for fcp 7 to playback a sequence in a timeline so that the playback head refreshes and keeps up past the original window, rather than seeing where you are only after stopping
Color Correction for the Web by Jason Watkins 6 years ago Not sure if this is the appropriate Cow Forum for this question, but since I have received great advice from you guys in the past, I'll start here. How do you color correct for the web Is there such a
Re: Color Correction for the Web by Peter Mackay 6 years ago I too would like to hear the definitive answer to this question. I have been using my broadcast monitor as the standard for web delivery. But is this the correct method. Lets hear it from the experts.
KI Pro Mini with Sony F3 by Jody Cox 6 years ago After formatting cards on two different occasions the frame rate would be different from what the camera is. Everything up to the formatting was 23.97 and then we format and start back it jumps to rec
Re: KI Pro Mini with Sony F3 by Peter Mackay 6 years ago Jody I had a similar problem with my KiPro Mini and the F3. As you know there are 3 SDI connections on the F3. The two at the top A - B and the one at the side called HDSDI out. That one send out 29.9
Re: What is a 'kernel panic'? by Peter Mackay 7 years ago Well I really hope that I can put you out of your misery. I suspect you are going from OSX 10.6.7 to 10.6.8 and you have a Kona card in the system. May people have been bitten with this one, and it ca
Re: Does HVX200 have HDSDI output? by Peter Mackay 7 years ago The short reply is no. However there are some solutions. The output from the HVX200 is analog, so you can attach an analog to SDI converter. I use the the handy little box from AJA, and that works gre
Final Cut Pro v Premier Pro by Peter Mackay 7 years ago Ok I need some honest replies here, we have to make a choice. Premier Pro on the PC platform or FCP on a 12 core Mac pro. I have my own opinion, but its other peoples I want to hear from. Currently th
Re: Final Cut Pro v Premier Pro by Steve Eisen 7 years ago I see this question as a PC vs Mac. Go for the Mac. You have more options. You can always run Windows on the Intel Mac. In this forum you will get an FCP biased answer. I have AVID MC, CS4 and FCS3 on
Shooting in UK/Germany by Peter Mackay 7 years ago In a few weeks I will be traveling to Europe to shoot interviews for a corporate piece. I need to know what to change in my HVX200 settings to prevent flicker from the 50hz electrical supply. I need t
Re: Shooting in UK/Germany by Peter Mackay 7 years ago Thanks for all the replys guys, I got it now. I had assumed the first poster had suggested changing the shutter angle from 180deg to 50 deg. So I will go with the 1 50sec exposure.
grainy footage by chris iuliano 7 years ago So I shot some footage yesterday, it was indoors but with a lot of light coming in through the windows. I tried multiple shutter speeds and iris settings, but no matter what I did I still noticed some
Re: grainy footage by Peter Mackay 7 years ago The HVX200 is a very noisy camera, even with a lot of light. The answer for me was "Neat Video" denoiser as a FCP plugin. There is also Red Giants Denoiser. Either of these plugins will remove all the
Frame rate dilema by Peter Mackay 7 years ago Last week I shot an interview with two cameras (HVX200 HPX170), both cameras had their recording set up as 720p 30pn. In the scene file Frame rate was at "default" and the shutter at 180deg. On import
Saving an AJA Kona 2 PCI-x card ? by Jim Janicek 7 years ago We have all of our edit bays on newer PCI-e AJA Cards or IO HD boxes. A recent small budget project gave me an idea I wanted to run by some of the experts here. We have a PCI-e based max OSx Server co
Re: Saving an AJA Kona 2 PCI-x card ? by Peter Mackay 7 years ago Those riser cards will not work to convert the PCIe to a PCIx for the AJA card. I took the time to call Gerald at AJA yesterday to ask him about it. the Kona card requires a 4 stream slot those risers
Tween Class starts by itself by Bryan Myhr 8 years ago I'm trying to use a tween class to bring in an object in Actionscript 3.0. For some reason the Tween Class always starts on it's own. I want it to start when I click a button. Here's what I've got. va
Re: Tween Class starts by itself by Peter Mackay 8 years ago Try writing it exactly like this: import fl.transitions.*; import fl.transitions.Tween; import fl.transitions.easing.*; var cont_twTween = new Tween (thmb, "y", strong.easeIn, 700, 0, 5, true); handle
Loading Tween after SWF by Peter Mackay 8 years ago I have a tween event that I want to take place after the SWF has fully loaded. I have written the tween event in AS 3 and it works when you test the movie. I just want to delay it till the page has fu
Re: Loading Tween after SWF by Peter Mackay 8 years ago Marcus thanks for the reply, your idea of moving the tween code to frame two was the answer for me. It worked like a charm. My code is not as complex as your example. but it works: Go get code for twe
Play flv video with click of a button by Aisha Davis 8 years ago I am trying make a video playlist. When a thumbnail (button) is clicked, I would like for it to play a specific flv video. What is the code for this action using AS3 Please help!! Thanks in advance!
Re: Play flv video with click of a button by Peter Mackay 8 years ago Ok here is the code that I am using to play video. You will have to adjust some of it to your situation. for instance video_mc is name of the flash movie clip that I am using to hold the FLVplayer as
This program is a nightmare!! by Ray Lane 9 years ago I am really beginning to think Adobe is the new Microsoft. Encore has to be the WORSTE written major program in 20 years. It seems like EVERYTHING requires a workaround just to get by all the quirks!
Re: This program is a nightmare!! by Peter Mackay 9 years ago Ray I had this same error message. It drove me nuts too. However I found the culprit. It was that I had put return to menu links for each chapter, and then also put return to menu links in each chapte
One more question by Peter Mackay 9 years ago Finally, I have completed my first BluRay project in encore. It was an interesting experience. Being totally familiar with DVD Studio Pro the move to Encore was a little frustrating to say the least.
Help... new problem by Peter Mackay 9 years ago I'm ready to build my first Blu Ray. But I'm now having a new problem. this happens either if I try to burn or build an image. I get an error message "Code 24" Note:start + duration exceeds clip durat
Re: Help... new problem by Peter Mackay 9 years ago Ok I've solved that problem, thanks to a post by Joe Bowden further down the list. I had put end links in the chapters as well as in the chapter playlist. Encore did not like that.
Chapter playlists by Peter Mackay 9 years ago I'm new to Encore and I need a couple of questions answered. I have a 2 hour performance I have imported to Encore. I created a time line and a "play all" button in the Start menu. That works just fin
Re: Chapter playlists by Peter Mackay 9 years ago Joe thanks for the info on the chapter playlists. All is working now. However still have to solve the transcoding problem for the next time.
Analog to sdi mini converter by Luke Garza 9 years ago Has anyone used one of these yet and if so how was it. I have a canon xh a1 and want to use it to convert the compenant and rca audio to sdi to capture into a flash xdr. what i dont know is if there i
Greenscreen & rotating camera 90 degrees by Gary Furlow 9 years ago We have a greenscreen shoot this Friday -- single anchor in a virtual set -- some full body walking and talking plus the normal OTS. Doing the normal prep when one of the cameramen suggested rotating
Re: Question for other cameramen by Peter Mackay 10 years ago Both of the solutions posted above work just fine. What we do is something similar, except we download to 2 HD's simultaneously. Using P2 Genie which has a 2 download setting. The client then takes HD
Downconvert via component out? by Jason Jenkins 10 years ago I've been reading the manual (gasp!) and it sounds like it is NOT possible to downconvert recorded HD to SD via component out. Can anyone confirm this Thanks!
Re: Downconvert via component out? by Peter Mackay 10 years ago We take the HD Analog Component cable from the camera to a AJA HD to SDI (HD) converter at the camera, then feed the SDI signal to the video Assist person who then uses the AJA SDI HD to Component SD
Kona ATI conflict by Peter Mackay 11 years ago Is anyone here using the KonaLH card in a dual 2.7mhz G5 along with the ATI X800. I have been unable to get this combo to work. (computer crashes immediately on reboot) AJA has supplied me with a new
Re: Kona ATI conflict by Peter Mackay 11 years ago I want to thank everyone for their suggestions. The current situation is that I have aquired a ATI 9800 special edition card, and after installing the card everything is working as advertised. I would
Viewing HD on Panasonic BT-LH1700W Monitor by Peter Mackay 11 years ago Interesting problem today. Imported data from Panasonic AG-HVX200 into FC using BM DVCPRO-HD720p 8 bit codec. In the timeline everything looks great. But when sent out to the Panasonic BT-LH1700W 17"
vector scope adjustment by kryton 12 years ago Noob question... I have a BM Declink SP card and version 5 of FCP. Adjusting the vector scope to calibrate color bars. In the log and capture window under the "clip settings" the video check box is ti
Re: vector scope adjustment by Peter Mackay 12 years ago Luke, I have tried to make adjustments with the Proc Amp in the sys Prefs, but nothing happens when I do it. Is there some special way. Also in order to adjust the settings you have to leave FCP and g
Dark Input Issues by Pete Reysen 12 years ago I've searched the archives and read everything I could find regarding this issue. I couldn't find any solutions to the problem other than the possibility of a hardware problem (which I'm really hoping
Re: Dark Input Issues by Peter Mackay 12 years ago This may or may not apply to you, but I had the same problem just a couple of weeks ago. Image on my Sony NTSC monitor was just fine but the captured clips in FCP HD 5.0.1 were very dark. After a lot
Photoshop video preview by Robin Moran 12 years ago Can anybody tell me how to preview my photo on the external monitor using DL Extreme I'm using Photoshop CS2 and when I try to Export - Send Video Preview to Device, it tells me no device connected. I
Decklink Help repost (Luke?) by Peter Mackay 13 years ago For a long time I did not have to feed my Beta SP deck from FCP so I had the Y connector from Decklink component video out going to my Sony Monitor, all was well. But now I have the need to master to