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Ralph Chaney

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December 10th 2003
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Looking for Animation Characters Like These
by Ralph Chaney 2 months ago
Greetings, I need to modify an animation that's already complete. I just have the master video. *I need to include more ethnic types, Black, Latino, Asian, etc. *** I'm trying to locate: *** (1) the C
Re: Looking for Animation Characters Like These
by Ralph Chaney 2 months ago
Thank you, Tom.. I looked through Envato already... Couldn't find what's needed... But if you happen across any other places or ideas, please let me know! -Thanks !! -Ralph - Ralph
Off Topic... But I trust you guys... (and gals?)
by Ralph Chaney 2 months ago
Greetings, I need to modify an animation that's already complete. I just have the master video. *I need to include more ethnic types, Black, Latino, Asian, etc. *** I'm trying to locate: *** (1) the C
Re: Off Topic... But I trust you guys... (and gals?)
by Ralph Chaney 2 months ago
Hi All, My apologies for not uploading the two images via the tool above. Here they are! 1. I'm looking for this animation collection of something like it. Any ideas 2. It's really tough finding anima
Need to match THESE animation characters - Do you recognize them?!
by Ralph Chaney 2 months ago
Greetings, I need to modify an animation that's already complete. I just have the master video. *I need to include more ethnic types, Black, Latino, Asian, etc. *** I'm trying to locate: *** (1) the C
Re: Need to match THESE animation characters - Do you recognize them?!
by Cassius Marques 2 months ago
Usually the "explainer packs" available are less stylized (limb size, poses and such) than that. Are you sure that this one in question is available for you to use as base for the changes Sorry I've n
Lighting intervews
by Ben Edwards 3 years ago
Hi. Previously I was using open faced lights but have now got a couple or Fresnels. Was wondering roughly what diffuser level and type a Fresnel was equivalent to (compared to open faced). Ultimately
Re: Lighting intervews
by Ralph Chaney 2 years ago
Parents who light interviews with fresnels have children who... - Ralph
Off Topic, but... (Looking for Talent in Salt Lake City: Need leads, suggestions...)
by Ralph Chaney 2 years ago
Greetings, Not about lighting but I know the people on this thread and appreciate their broad experience. I've got an out-of-town shoot in Salt Lake City. Part of it will include a Host-type person do
Re: Off Topic, but... (Looking for Talent in Salt Lake City: Need leads, suggestions...)
by Ralph Chaney 2 years ago
Wow, Todd. Thank you for the inside track on this. It can take a good while to get to know this first hand so thank you for the advance notice. Breakdown is still working with me on the details of my
On Screen Talent Wanted: for Salt lake City Talent; Leads; Sites to check?
by Ralph Chaney 2 years ago
Greetings, I've got a shoot in Salt Lake City. Part of it will include a Host-type person doing an introduction, then some voice-over work. Need someone solid who can hit lines and easily make variati
Re: On Screen Talent Wanted: for Salt lake City Talent; Leads; Sites to check?
by Ralph Chaney 2 years ago
Thank you, Mark. Will give it a go... Looking for 40+yrs old, but who knows - Ralph
Sony NX-30 .MTS Files have AUDIO GAPS
by Ralph Chaney 3 years ago
I often use this camera for Camera 2 footage. It runs for long times. The camera creates a series of 2+GB files that I need to join. When I convert the MTS files, I find there are gaps of a few frames
Re: Sony NX-30 .MTS Files have AUDIO GAPS
by Ralph Chaney 3 years ago
Thank you Wayne. GetIt's another good reason to set up with a Windows machine. Good news. I just tried using Final Cut 7 to Log and Transfer the footage and it worked! All the separate clips within th
Retrieve Data from Erased SxS Card?
by Ralph Chaney 3 years ago
Yep... erased it. Now that I've recovered from the concussion I gave myself with a 2x4, I'm wondering if it can be restored. Any ideas, leads, software Thanks much, R. - Ralph
Re: Retrieve Data from Erased SxS Card?
by Ralph Chaney 3 years ago
Thank you, Sejin. I'll add this to tools I can trey in the future. I recovered files that can be played... but alas, have not been able to convert them into editable files. Am working on that now... T
How to Restore Footage from SXS card : Clips Erased
by Ralph Chaney 3 years ago
Yep... erased it. Now that I've recovered from the concussion I gave myself with a 2x4, I'm wondering if it can be restored. Any ideas, leads, software I was able to recover files, but they aren't ver
Re: How to Restore Footage from SXS card : Clips Erased
by Ralph Chaney 3 years ago
Will send one file to a pal who uses FCPX. I'm a FCP7 Premiere guy right now. Thanks!! - Ralph
Sony Content Browser: Can it convert NX30's .mts files into something useful? (H.264 or ProRes)
by Ralph Chaney 3 years ago
Can Sony Content Browser convert .mts -to- H.264 and span (connect) a series of .mts files that represent one long take My goal is to convert NX30 .mts files into something that can work well with a f
Remote Interviewing… Over Net, or ?
by Ralph Chaney 3 years ago
Greetings, I need to interview a number of people around the country and do it remotely, me in Calif. and others elsewhere. 1. -Does anyone know of a low-ish cost way to do that -Any Links -Anyone in
Re: Remote Interviewing… Over Net, or ?
by Ralph Chaney 3 years ago
Thanks, Michael. I did end up finding that Quicktime can record at the same time I use Skype or Zoom. I think this will work great, as I need to use a local recording to up the quality. Conference rec
Off-Topic, but… (about remote interviewing, via Net)
by Ralph Chaney 3 years ago
Sorry for the off-topic, but I really value the combined experience and talent of the group here. I need to interview a number of people around the country and do it remotely, me in Calif. and others
Re: Off-Topic, but… (about remote interviewing, via Net)
by Ralph Chaney 3 years ago
Thank you Mark and Alan, It will be recorded and edited. The budget can't afford crew present on their end, plus there are overarching problems getting people into the facilities where our interviewee
Challenge: .mp4/standard def -to- HD for editing. It breaks up...
by Ralph Chaney 4 years ago
Greetings, I'm trying to use some older TV news footage, standard def, in a current HD project. Right now, whether I take it to H264 or ProRes, it tears and breaks up. Source: FORMAT - VC Coding ;avcC
Re: Challenge: .mp4/standard def -to- HD for editing. It breaks up...
by Ralph Chaney 4 years ago
The service, The Video Company, used Final Cut 10 to create a usable PRes 4444. They used Any Video Converter to make other formats of lower res but which still held up. My FCP V7 could not. I assume
Multi-Drive Enclosure - Recommendation? JBOD
by Ralph Chaney 4 years ago
I'd like to switch from the enclosures I currently use, to something more RELIABLE. I just need JBOD with no form of RAID (could use Raid 1-mirror) Thank you MUCH for any suggestions. Currently using:
Re: Multi-Drive Enclosure - Recommendation? JBOD
by Ralph Chaney 4 years ago
Thank you, both! -Ralph - Ralph
Off-topic, but you're my peeps. Looking for Automobile TV Shows to submit video
by Ralph Chaney 6 years ago
Greetings, Sorry for the OT post, but you guys have always seemed well versed in non-lighting topics... Can you suggest specifics and or another Cow Forum that would cover my request Can anyone sugges
Re: Off-topic, but you're my peeps. Looking for Automobile TV Shows to submit video
by Mark Suszko 6 years ago
If you can find COW member "Grinner" Hester, I don't want to speak for him, but this sounds like something he might like to help advise you with - he's done a lot of independent car videos himself, an
Automobile Shows / Channels to distribute 10-20 minute piece.
by Ralph Chaney 6 years ago
Greetings, Can anyone suggest how I can find a listing of Automobile Shows Channels that may want a well produced 10-20 minute segment It's about a one-of-a-kind Rolls that was turned into a hard-top
Gig in China_Trouble with XDCAM Transfer - Getting Blank Clips - Need to Fix
by Ralph Chaney 6 years ago
Greetings, I'm wanting to send back footage to local TV stations. Tracking our Symphony's Tour of China. Transfer is showing just white clips in Thumbnails. Transferred files are just audio. Did reins
Re: Gig in China_Trouble with XDCAM Transfer - Getting Blank Clips - Need to Fix
by Ralph Chaney 6 years ago
Thank you, Don, for the leads. I searched Macintosh HD Library Receipts QuickTimeMPEG2Pro.pkg and NOT there. I wonder, is it possible to to get this package and install it... or does it come within FC
Off Topic - But I bet you'll know...
by Ralph Chaney 6 years ago
Greets, This forum is my typical and trusted door into Creative Cow... I'm heading to China to shoot the San Diego Symphony's tour. I want to send footage back to a number of local TV stations. 1. Are
Re: Off Topic - But I bet you'll know...
by Ralph Chaney 6 years ago
Thanks for the leads. Given the time I have, the low budget, and being connected to the Chinese local governments (the Symphony is acting as their guests in each city) I'm opting for Net-based FTP. FW
Converting SD subtitles to HD...
by Ralph Chaney 6 years ago
Looking for guidance on converting subtitles set up for a 4x3 timeline, so that they will function well on a 16x9 timeline. Right now the plan is to use Digital Heaven's plugin to create a text layer(
Recommendation: a "Tablet" device as video camera
by Ralph Chaney 7 years ago
Greetings, Can anyone suggest a good tablet device for shooting video Interested in both quality and ease of use, like easy to get material off of the thing and card slots for memory... I've got a cli
Re: Recommendation: a "Tablet" device as video camera
by Ralph Chaney 7 years ago
Thank you Joseph and Brent, Yes, the footage will be used as "reportage" of different cultural community cultural events in around San Diego. Footage will not have pro presentation unless what they ge
Recommendation: a "Tablet" device as video camera
by Ralph Chaney 7 years ago
Greetings, Can anyone suggest a good tablet device for shooting video Interested in both quality and ease of use, like easy to get material off of the thing and card slots for memory... I've got a cli
Re: Recommendation: a "Tablet" device as video camera
by Sareesh Sudhakaran 7 years ago
IPad, with an SD card adapter. Pretty good images, considering it looks like cr*p. Get the Free Comprehensive Guide to Rigging ANY Camera - one guide to rig them all - DSLRs to Reds to the Arri Alexa.
Weird Unwanted Change in Aspect Ratio/Size
by Ralph Chaney 7 years ago
Aspect ratio changes -without my input- when played in Quicktime...! Here's the deal: Working with a 1920x1080 DVCPROHD timeline. 1. Export, after rendering. (No conversion of any kind) 2. Shows as 19
Re: Weird Unwanted Change in Aspect Ratio/Size
by Ralph Chaney 7 years ago
Thanks. I usually work in ProRes, so thanks for the DVCPROHD 1280 info. I used Compressor and got VERY STRANGE - inconsistent results! (at least inconsistent with my understanding of how Apple's video
F&V R300 - Anyone actually tried this yet? Or one like it?
by Al Bergstein 7 years ago
So just stumbled on this little ring light. http: www.fvlighting.com store lighting led r300.html acc=c81e728d9d4c2f636f067f89cc14862c They seem to have hit the right features, with stand mount or rai
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Re: F&V R300 - Anyone actually tried this yet? Or one like it?
by Craig Seeman 7 years ago
I saw some of their stuff at PhotoPlus Expo a few weeks back. I noticed other companies with extremely low prices and reasonable build quality. It's impossible to know how accurate spec sheets are and
Looking for EXPERIENCED Magazine-Style TV show producer/director: to consult with us.
by Ralph Chaney 7 years ago
I'm launching a local TV show with the county's new arts organization and we're looking for a person experienced in what it takes to produce a magazine-style tv show. Does not have to be a currently r
Re: Looking for EXPERIENCED Magazine-Style TV show producer/director: to consult with us.
by Ralph Chaney 7 years ago
Hi Tom, We're in Southern California. Pretty sure we could communicate via all forms digital and analog.... Thanks, R. - Ralph
Sony Camera Repair - for Z1U
by Ralph Chaney 8 years ago
Greetings, Can someone suggest a repair person facility for a Sony Z1U (LA or San Diego preferred) Thank you much!! -Ralph - Ralph
Re: Sony Camera Repair - for Z1U
by john sharaf 8 years ago
In LA there's Sony Factory Service in Burbank, or you could try Mike Luna at Lunatek http: www.linkedin.com pub michael-luna 13 474 78b He's very good, cheaper and faster. JS
H.264 on PC = No Audio: Workaround or Alternatives?
by Ralph Chaney 8 years ago
Howdy, Audio Issue - H.264 on Windows: can't hear audio: Many of my clients, with Windows, have difficulty playing the Audio in H.264 files I send them. I can't rely upon them to have the most recent
Re: H.264 on PC = No Audio: Workaround or Alternatives?
by Ralph Chaney 8 years ago
Very cool, Shane. I tried it and it not only worked as you described, but by offsetting the clips a pretty funky look comes up. It also gives me a better understanding of some of this composite stuff.
Airline Carry-on: Shotgun mic ok?
by Ralph Chaney 8 years ago
Has anyone traveled recently and carried on a shotgun mic Any way to find out... I thinking it might be hard to confirm such clearance over the phone as most people are not familiar with a "directiona
Re: Airline Carry-on: Shotgun mic ok?
by Ralph Chaney 8 years ago
So I guess I should also avoid saying, "I don't plan to do any shooting until we're at altitude". They're becoming real sticklers... -R. - Ralph
GH2 Hacking... Core Understanding and Instructions Wanted
by Ralph Chaney 8 years ago
Greetings, I have a GH2 coming in next week and have been spending a long time grazing this site and http: www.personal-view.com . Thanks go to Peter J. DeCrescenzo for his explanations and links. The
Re: GH2 Hacking... Core Understanding and Instructions Wanted
by Ralph Chaney 8 years ago
Thanks, I think you're right. Coming from traditional video camera work and only observing people with DSLRs for video, best to get my chops down first. Thanks again! - Ralph
H.264 on PC = Can see Video, but No Audio: Ideas?
by Ralph Chaney 8 years ago
Greetings, I searched threads prior to posting this... it must be a common problem. With H.264 files, some clients see the video but hear no audio. What to do I know it has to do with their player, ye
Re: H.264 on PC = Can see Video, but No Audio: Ideas?
by Ralph Chaney 8 years ago
So, I'll test AAC with the PC that had problems. And also check to see what player they use. And thanks for the MediaInfo link. Tried it, looks good. Quicker than going through FCP bin info, esp if it
"Best universal download format?"
by Mark W 8 years ago
I'm selling an instant video download which is 3.5 hours in length and I need to choose the most universal codec. This is a download, not for streaming. Could I pick your brains please in terms of whi
Re: "Best universal download format?"
by Ralph Chaney 8 years ago
When you refer to H.264 .mp4, as set in Compressor, are you referring to the simple .mp4 settings I see there There is no reference to H.264 when selecting MPEG-4 as the file format. Is this because i
LETUS EXTREME: How to Evaluate for Purchase
by Ralph Chaney 8 years ago
I'd like to purchase a Letus Extreme, used. What should I look for to evaluate a particular unit -In addition to the condition of the glass- Anything with the motor What can happen to the Ground Glass
Re: LETUS EXTREME: How to Evaluate for Purchase
by Ralph Chaney 8 years ago
Hi Jason, Thanks for the info. You sound pretty handy at wiring, etc. I guess I'll get good at going as deep as I can in order to clean. Any other abnormal possibilities to look for that are more trou
Slow, slow dolly
by Craig Bass 8 years ago
I often notice in films the use of extremely slow push-in shots. I would love to achieve something similar in my own filmmaking; however, no matter how hard I try I cannot get my dolly to move this sl
Re: Slow, slow dolly
by Ralph Chaney 8 years ago
Mark, I've heard of a slight "pinching" movement and coincidently it IS called, "The Suszko"... but it has nothing to do with filmaking. ;-) (maybe it's not coincidence ) -Ralph - Ralph
Recovering Files From Compact Flash Card
by Ralph Chaney 8 years ago
Can someone recommend software for recovering files from a CF card A free app would be a plus, as long as it's solid. The card has been "erased", but the files should still be there. Thanks much!!! -R
It's for MAC Re: Recovering Files From Compact Flash Card
by Ralph Chaney 8 years ago
I'm using a Mac... - Ralph
How to Set Custom Bin *Column Order* as the Default ?
by Ralph Chaney 9 years ago
I'd like to re-arrange the columns in my bins. I like to see certain info up closer to the clip name. I know how to do this yet... **How can I set this up so that each NEW bin and NEW project open wit
Re: How to Set Custom Bin *Column Order* as the Default ?
by Ralph Chaney 9 years ago
Thanks, Jeff. Yes, it was the Saving part that I couldn't find. But your reply got me thinking about right-clicking on parts of the bin... and clicking on the top bar produced the option to save the l
BOWL-ONLY: for mounting off-Tripod. Sources?
by Ralph Chaney 9 years ago
I'm building a tracking gadget that needs a 75 MM bowl (to accept heads) I'll just bolt it to a small sliding platform made of .5" aluminum. Can anyone recommend sources for bowls I did find a 100mm b
Re: BOWL-ONLY: for mounting off-Tripod. Sources?
by Ralph Chaney 9 years ago
I did find this, a leveling assembly that attaches to a flat plate. Manfrotto 438. The advantage is that nothing protrudes below the mounting surface, which in some applications is a big deal. http: w
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