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Richard Jacana

Member Since:
February 24th 2010
67 Posts
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Capture live PowerPoint presentation - solutions?
by Richard Jacana 3 years ago
I am looking to provide event video services to a large conference and need to capture a video of the presenter AND a live capture of the powerpoint presentation. What is the best method is to capture
Re: Capture live PowerPoint presentation - solutions?
by Richard Jacana 3 years ago
This sounds interesting but we don't need the presentation to be available right away and we'd need to do this for all 4 simultaneous sessions! But I can see how using a switcher would work great. I w
Insurance for a 3 day shoot - subcontractors covered ?
by Richard Jacana 3 years ago
I have to hire 4 contractors for a 3 day shoot. Was wondering what type of insurance is normally required. I'm responding to an RFP and they mention "insurance" I presume liability insurance, don't ne
Re: Insurance for a 3 day shoot - subcontractors covered ?
by Richard Jacana 3 years ago
Sorry that should be request for proposal not a a AARP goddamn Siri!
Colour/ hue shift in video footage
by Rafe Gibbons 4 years ago
Hi, I'm having an issue with the color of my footage. Very suddenly during the clip, it shifts from green to pink and back again. The clip below shows an example - if you look at the first picture of
Re: Colour/ hue shift in video footage
by Richard Jacana 4 years ago
Not that this is directly related to your problem but I noticed when using a LUT in FCPx when the footage is paused vs when playing the footage has a greener cast to it. Probably some bug. Not sure wh
Native (FCPx) log processing and external LUT loader
by Richard Jacana 4 years ago
Shooting with a GH4 V-log mode & 4k. Of course I now get better DR but viewing the footage in FCPx even to select what i want on the timeline is a pain ( of course every time I show someone what I sho
Re: Native (FCPx) log processing and external LUT loader
by Jeff Kirkland 4 years ago
If you're asking does FCPX natively support the Panasonic LUT then the answer is no. The metadata is there to tell the app a LUT needs to be applied, but as far as I know, and I've never had a genuine
Anybody selling a "legacy" MacPro?
by Paul Figgiani 6 years ago
Bob Zelin has me thinking ... Anybody selling a (legacy) MacPro tower Yup, I realize eBay is flooded with them. I thought I'd check here and see what's available. I'd be interested in something from 2
Re: Anybody selling a
by Richard Jacana 6 years ago
Can anyone with one of these machine confirm that they actually work as well as an i7 with a large number of clips, 500 or so. I've yet to this question answered. How is the redraw and scrolling throu
Old Mac Pro 1.1 with 2 x Radeon HD 5770 vs i7 mac mini?
by Richard Jacana 6 years ago
So my i7 mac mini still works great with FCPx 10.1 and the whole library thing seems to work great - even when I have all of my libraries 7 or so with 3000+ clips in them enabled - I think it somehow
Re: Old Mac Pro 1.1 with 2 x Radeon HD 5770 vs i7 mac mini?
by Richard Jacana 6 years ago
You are incorrect, a 1.1 machine can be upgraded with this - oemden.com page_id=585 Secondly I'm asking what the performance is like, not looking at spending more that $300 on the machine sans GPU so
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 Richard Jacana 6 years ago
Might I add, second had GH2 - $400 plus some Micro four third adaptors to some older but very nice lens. Go here - http: www.keh.com - and look at their second hand lens selection.
OT Logic gets its "X"
by Steve Connor 6 years ago
http: www.loopinsight.com 2013 07 16 review-logic-pro-x Logic gets to keep tracks and FCPX XML import export !!!
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Re: OT Logic gets its "X"
by Richard Jacana 6 years ago
For those of us who have never used Logic but dabbled a little in Sound Track Pro many moons ago, can someone comment if using it would benefit a video editor using FCPx I remember using Sound Track P
FCPx Collaboration : CC Premiere Pro + Anywhere impressive? - Apple?
by Richard Jacana 6 years ago
Looking at the launch of CC and Adobe Anywhere, looks mighty impressive - http: www.adobe.com products adobeanywhere.html. But looks like it's just for the big guys right - CNN BBC ... Wondering where
Re: FCPx Collaboration : CC Premiere Pro + Anywhere impressive? - Apple?
by Darren Roark 6 years ago
I think why Apple didn't put that feature in is because Skype works so much better for that. Mostly because IT departments have been forced to allow it behind their firewalls. I tried to use iChat The
FCP X on a MacBook Air
by Mitch Ives 6 years ago
Anybody running FCP X on a MacBook Air If so, how does it run and are you using 4GB or 8GB or ram Mitch Ives Insight Productions Corp. "Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills
Re: FCP X on a MacBook Air
by Richard Jacana 6 years ago
I have a top of the range 2011 i7 Air with 8Gb of memory and the 4000 card. I can only compare it to my Mini with same processor but with the optional MD Radeon HD 6630M 256 MB card. For small project
Hardware Monitor Calibrator recommendations
by Richard Jacana 6 years ago
Posed this here because I didn't see another relevant forum. Looking to calibrate my editing setup (simple FCPx mostly for web stuff) and wondering what Mac compatible hardware calibrators you color g
Re: Hardware Monitor Calibrator recommendations
by Ben Edwards 6 years ago
I also hear good things about the Display Pro, if you read the site its what x-rite recumbend for video (over other one). -- Ben Edwards - Freelance Picture Editor http: www.funkytwig.com i5 550, Wind
Bold Statement Warning!
by craig slattery 6 years ago
Iam cutting a 1 2hour doco for television. 12 day edit, 18 contributors, actuality, over 700 clips EVERYTHING shot 3 cameras, even the PTCs shot 3 cameras. C300, Canon 5D MKIII, DV25 (stylistic choice
Re: Smart Alec Comment Warning!
by Richard Jacana 6 years ago
How dare you say anything positive about FCPx! Moderators!!!
Cheap LED lights - remove green / spikes
by Richard Jacana 6 years ago
I just shot a little promo for a client and for convenience I used my Fancier 500 LED light for the first time on a shoot. Ok, so we all know these Chinese lights are crap but I assumed that one can t
Re: Cheap LED lights - remove green / spikes
by Richard Jacana 6 years ago
This was the shoot and as I told the client, not too bad for shooting in her living room with a cheapy $200 LED lamp. ( lighting a little flat but ok I guess) http: www.youtube.com watch v=VyI46HjZqTM
Mac Pro - cores and 2009?
by Richard Jacana 6 years ago
Ok so I've been waiting for a new Mac Pro to come out but in the mean time I'm wondering if FCPx even uses all the cores on an 8 or 12 core machine or would it be better to get a 4 core machine with a
Re: Mac Pro - cores and 2009?
by Richard Jacana 6 years ago
I didn't think the 5870 was that bad - in this test, and I think the 680 it talks about is better than the iMac one, it looks OK. Open CL, it thrashes the GTX680 http: gpuboss.com gpus Radeon-HD-5870-
Importing AVCHD Footage w/o copying to Events
by Ron Dawson 6 years ago
I imported AVCHD footage from a hard drive that had the original file structure. I think FCPX reads it as a card, b c it automatically copied the files to the FCPX events folder (I typically don't cop
Re: Importing AVCHD Footage w/o copying to Events
by Richard Jacana 6 years ago
Clipwrap seem the best suggestion but don't forget that it does not get all the meta data from the avchd clip - I believe stuff like camera ID and other stuff is lost at least with my Panny camera.
Is my footage poisonous?
by Ignacio Holiday 6 years ago
So every time I was trying to import my footage into FCP it keep freezing up or crashing. After a while I realized that it was better to convert it from H264 to Apple ProRes 422 before importing it (w
Re: Is my footage poisonous?
by Richard Jacana 6 years ago
I have a GH2 and use some hacked version of the software for the camera. I took some shots on a vacation and I didn't realize that some of them were corrupt - you could view them with quicktime but th
New Macbook Pro w/T-bolt Display to replace 2009 MBP & 2011 iMac? Looking for FCX-use advice...
by Stephen Underwood 6 years ago
Hi, My 2 current machines are listed below. As I look at possibly paring down to a laptop only with a large display, I'd like real world advice and opinions on: 2.7Ghz or 2.8Ghz ($250 more worth the s
Re: New Macbook Pro w/T-bolt Display to replace 2009 MBP & 2011 iMac? Looking for FCX-use advice...
by Richard Jacana 6 years ago
I don't think the extra space is worth it, I have a tiny 128GB SSD on my mini and it seems to be fine, 256GB would be more than enough. I think I'd go choose the best graphics card with the most memor
Cool Feature ;-)
by Andreas Kiel 6 years ago
Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee." -
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Re: Cool Feature ;-)
by Richard Jacana 6 years ago
I saw this too, funny how a multi billion dollar company can be so sloppy. All they had to do is add some text such as: You may be able to get better performance by doing the following: Start praying
graphic cards and FCP X repeat updated never got resolved
by Craig Alan 6 years ago
TRYING TO USE THIS SET UP FOR FCP X. Was crashing. Took out the quadro 4000 which stopped the crashing but was still poor performance. Read that FCP X cannot have more than one graphic card. Does the
Re: graphic cards and FCP X repeat updated never got resolved
by Richard Jacana 6 years ago
If you go to barefeats.com you'll see that the quattro 4000 is not a good card for FCPx http: www.barefeats.com gpu680v.html - probably because of open CL stuff even though with some programs it rocks
Compound clip length bug or feature?
by Richard Jacana 6 years ago
I am breaking up my little 30 min home movie into 13 compound clips (each compound clip contains about 1.2 - 2 min of video). This is been suggest by many FCPxers here right I then created a master co
Re: Compound clip length bug or feature?
by Richard Jacana 6 years ago
This is what my timeline looks like: I've just been playing around with the "break apart clip items" option - so a compound clip can indeed be broken up right there in the timeline.
Poor little Mac Mini - crashes on 300 clips!
by Richard Jacana 6 years ago
So some smart arses on this forum :) are always bragging about their 10000+ clip event libraries so I thought I 'd attempting to ingest a large number of clips, 1000 or so with my little Mac Mini (yes
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Re: Poor little Mac Mini - crashes on 300 clips!
by Nikolas Bäurle 6 years ago
What type of hard drive are you using Using FW800 and older drives could cause this. I recommend using the timeline setting without the thumbnails. Personally I never use them, even in legacy. "Always
Deciding whether to swith to PremierePro CS6
by Danny Finch 7 years ago
I produce about a half-dozen projects a year (everything in-house) at my company. I'm using a 5-year old MacBook Pro and FCP Studio 5. The system is still rock solid, but I'm headed toward more HD pro
Re: Deciding whether to swith to PremierePro CS6
by Richard Jacana 7 years ago
Download the trial, give it a whirl. If you switch you may as well run windoze 7 and get an HP workstation because yes, that'll give you the most bang for the buck. I still think it's easier for a one
FCPx + Mountain Lion on Mac Mini i7 = speed demon :)
by Richard Jacana 7 years ago
Ok so I'm not running a 100 core cluster just a dual core 2012 i7 mac mini with a AMD Radeon HD 6630M 256 MB but wow, FCPx is a lot faster on the transcoding side. I swear I benchmarked 3x for 1080p60
Re: FCPx + Mountain Lion on Mac Mini i7 = speed demon :)
by Richard Jacana 7 years ago
Ok, perhaps i got carried away here, 1080p60 footage still takes 2x, so that's down from 3x and add a quad core machine and you're down to 1x.
Workflow: 1080 60p from Panasonic HDC-TM700 camera
by Khashyar Darvich 9 years ago
Hello Everyone, As a second camera, I am purchasing a Panasonic HDC-TM700 video camera that shoots in 1080 60p, 60i and 24p, in the AVCHD codec. I read reviews of the TM700 carefully, and decided that
Re: Workflow: 1080 60p from Panasonic HDC-TM700 camera
by Richard Jacana 8 years ago
Just picked this camera up second hand for $500. Has some nifty features but then when I attached it to my Mac and fired up FCP X it didn't appear as a camera and as we know silly FCP don't recognize
ProRes 422 vs H.264 bitrate
by Richard Jacana 9 years ago
Obviously ProRess 422 is going to be a better editing codec, even with the Mercury Playback engine doing its thing but can someone explain why this is so. Looking at some Proress encoded 720p footage
Re: ProRes 422 vs H.264 bitrate
by Alex Gerulaitis 9 years ago
Richard Jacana "On paper the 7D footage should tax the computer less Guess it's because h.264 is an inter-frame codec " H.264 is a codec that's efficient on space - i.e. maximum quality in the minimu
Render problems with 7D footage on 2007 MBP
by Richard Jacana 9 years ago
I'm a FCP user who's testing out PP CS5 with some 7D (H.264) footage. I like the fact that I don't have to transcode to ProRes422 but I've applied some color correction to one clip in the timeline and
Re: Render problems with 7D footage on 2007 MBP
by Richard Jacana 9 years ago
Thanks for the explanation guys. My in and out points did not include the clip in question hence me unable to render it! Perhaps this is a feature :) Works fine now!
Transcoding Apple ProRes 422 to Premiere CS5 mpeg
by Tony Sarafoski 9 years ago
I'm having a little play with Premiere CS5 & thought I'd have a shot at capturing a tape, which was shot on a Sony Z7 in HDV. I've noticed Premiere CS5 captures HDV as a mpeg file, I'm curious to know
Re: Transcoding Apple ProRes 422 to Premiere CS5 mpeg
by Richard Jacana 9 years ago
But what happens if your machine is having problems playing back footage even with the magic Mercury Engine I have a 2.6 Ghz 2008 MBP with 6 gigs of ram and an 8600GT graphics card. It can play AVCHD
6h to render 40 mins of 1080p on MBP 2.6Ghz ?
by Richard Jacana 9 years ago
I shot some 1080p24 video, 41 mins to be precise. I ingested it into ProRes422 (std not HQ). When it came time to do some simple color correction; I added a simple "Color Correction" filter from FCP I
Re: 6h to render 40 mins of 1080p on MBP 2.6Ghz ?
by Richard Jacana 9 years ago
Look, it's faster than my 5200 rpm, 2.5 inch FW800 drive, OK!
Adding two monitors to MBP - NewerTech USB to DVI ?
by Richard Jacana 9 years ago
Wondering if anyone has tried this device -- NewerTech USB to DVI HDMI VGA HD Video Display Adapter --- http: eshop.macsales.com item Newer%20Technology VIDU2DVIA --- to add a second monitor to a FCP
Re: Adding two monitors to MBP - NewerTech USB to DVI ?
by Richard Jacana 9 years ago
I did search the FCP forums for "NewerTech USB" and don't see anything. Can you point me to the post s.
Amusing if it wasn't sad
by Nick Griffin 9 years ago
While leafing through an inflight magazine I ran into a half page ad promoting "Serious Income Fun Lifestyle!" It's a "unique home-based business" with "no experience necessary" and "high profit poten
Re: Amusing if it wasn't sad
by Richard Jacana 9 years ago
Funny thing, I was thumbing through some old copies of videomaker magazine (2004) and came across similar ads, probably the same company. I had a good chuckle at the stack of VHS decks and clunky old
Long render times ProRes 1080p footage
by Richard Jacana 9 years ago
Just shot 40 mins of mixed footage from my HMC40 and 7D. All footage was thrown onto a ProRes422 timeline after transcoding (1080p 1920x1080 @ 24fps). Most of the footage was shot with the HMC40 with
Re: Long render times ProRes 1080p footage
by Richard Jacana 9 years ago
So I jumped the gun when I said it was going to render in 32 mins but I'm almost on 2 hours and it's at 71% so still quite long. I'm assuming it's the color correction I applied to all 40 mins of the
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