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Rick Neely

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June 9th 2004
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hdv capture issues
by Rick Neely 3 months ago
Hey guys, huge quandry here. Have to capture some old HDV tapes and can't get the deck to initialize properly. Here's the setup-- Mac Pro running El Capitan (10.11.6) installed FCP 7 (no issues with i
Re: hdv capture issues
by Rick Neely 3 months ago
David, SUPER THANKS for this! The capture worked after following the tutorial. I think this updated workflow came out about a year after I last captured HDV content like this. One more followup issue
minor issue with iphoto.
by Rick Neely 5 months ago
Hi, trying to export 1080p slideshow with iphoto and it doesn't work- no error messages, just no created file when export process ends. Running El Capitan on an older mac silver tower. Read I should r
image stabilization suggestion
by Rick Neely 7 months ago
Hey all, have transferred a full 16mm feature print and am doing some color correction in premiere. An issue I'm having is the transfer underwent some minor shaking throughout. I'm thinking it's becau
Re: image stabilization suggestion
by Rick Neely 7 months ago
Herb, you are dead on. Yes, that was how the film was captured. I did reduce vibration significantly by breaking up the machine and re-securing the parts on a firm worktable (plus reducing tension on
Mac Pro replacement advice
by Rick Neely 7 months ago
Hello all, could use some advice on in inevitable task. I'm at the point where I really think I need to replace my Mac Pro. My existing has been a late 2008 quad core 2.8 model upgraded with the Mercu
Re: Mac Pro replacement advice
by John Rofrano 7 months ago
I have a 2010 Mac Pro 12-Core and Thunderbolt is NOT an option. I would go with a used iMac 27". The iMac 5K's were really nice and I tried one in the Apple store editing 4K on FCP X and it was like b
installing .otf fonts into Premiere Pro Title Tool
by Rick Neely 10 months ago
Having a little trouble doing this- Either locating proper font library or unable to copy and .otf typeface into it. Can someone point me to a quick tutorial or instruction on install Much appreciated
Re: installing .otf fonts into Premiere Pro Title Tool
by Ann Bens 10 months ago
You either install a font into the OS or use TypeKit. Best is to use ttf instead of otf. ----------------------------------------------- Adobe Certified Expert Premiere Pro CS2 CS6 CC Adobe Community
trouble capturing betacam on FCPPro (Sony J30 problem?)
by Rick Neely 10 months ago
Hey folks, doing some migration for a client and having an issue. This might be more of a Sony J30 deck issue versus FCP. But basically I can not get video or audio in my log and capture. Here what IS
Re: trouble capturing betacam on FCPPro (Sony J30 problem?)
by Shane Ross 10 months ago
Check all outputs of the deck on a monitor...if you can't get a signal to the monitor, that's the issue, not FCP. So swap cables...if that doesn't do it, then it's a deck issue. Shane Little Frog Post
premiere pro importing media questions
by Rick Neely 1 year ago
Hey folks, onsite to do an intense edit over next couple days and have some questions. Editing on Premiere Pro. Shooters are giving me SD and CF cards with material ingest to edit. I need to import AN
Re: premiere pro importing media questions
by Rick Neely 1 year ago
Thanks Guys. I decided to get another HDD (and bill client). The idea of copying full folder root structure I understand and will do so. The new headache is the audio issue with Mac OS Sierra, Premier
capturing audio mini plug, right channel only. ideas?
by Rick Neely 1 year ago
Hey guys, quick issue I'm having-- have an older macbook pro with 3.5 mini jacks (in and out) running premiere pro on a Mountian Lion OS. trying to capture audio from an old, OLD audio cassette record
Re: capturing audio mini plug, right channel only. ideas?
by Rick Neely 1 year ago
Todd, yes I have a couple like this. Been doing this kind of capture for Sooooooo many years. That's why I'm pretty certain I have ruled out a bad or incorrect cable. Rick
keyframe issue
by Rick Neely 3 years ago
Hey guys, learning Cinema 4d (version R17 Lite frmm After Effects). Having minor issue with adding keyframes. I'm clicking in object. going to attribute and either Control clicking the circle (to turn
Re: keyframe issue
by Jim Scott 3 years ago
In R17 you no longer need to use a modifier key when clicking the keyframe circle, as clicking it alone is sufficient, but when I try it, it works either way. Have you tried using the Record Active Ob
Aja io la question
by Rick Neely 4 years ago
hi Guys, I know I'm dealing with a pretty old Legacy product, but wanted to ask what was the absolute latest Mac osx version that the IO LA box worked with. I'm told it was Snow Leopard, but wanted to
FCP Studio guy needing workflow advice (Premiere/Encore)
by Rick Neely 5 years ago
hey folks, FCP guy here who still does a reasonable amount of DVD authoring, but has moved over to Adobe CC. My method for making DVDs in FCP studio was to take sequences in FCP, add chapter markers t
Burning from VIDEO_TS or BLu-Ray folder question
by Rick Neely 5 years ago
Hey folks, in a quandry- exported some sequences form Premiere to Encore, setup chapters, first play, title remote, got it all setup until there were no errors. Then outputted them to DVD and BLuRay F
Re: Burning from VIDEO_TS or BLu-Ray folder question
by Rick Neely 5 years ago
I see, thanks for the clarification. Rick :)
can't transcode AMA
by Rick Neely 5 years ago
Hey guys, quick issue. Got a sequence that is totally AMA linked. Just want to transcode either footage or sequence. Am doing everything I'm supposed to-- highlighting either sequence or clips in bin
Re: can't transcode AMA
by Rick Neely 5 years ago
Mike, that was it. Threw me for a loop. Thanks for checking in. R
3d layer scrubbing issue
by Rick Neely 6 years ago
Likely a minor issue but I can't find a solution, doing a basic Com in AE CS3 (did this on my macbook pro with no issue yesterday). I had three layers- 2 text, and an image, I enable 3d on do a camera
Re: 3d layer scrubbing issue
by Walter Soyka 6 years ago
Sorry, I thought I was posting in the thread above. I don't think you need to reset your preferences. Rather, click the lightning bolt icon at the bottom of the comp viewer window and check your fast
AMA question
by Rick Neely 6 years ago
Hey folks, client has some footage on HDD and wants me to do some quick turnaround editing by linking to his files via AMA. I think (could be wrong) he is also asking if push came to shove, could I ju
Re: AMA question
by Rick Neely 6 years ago
Thanks for all responses, yes Xpress does NOt do AMA I've learned an the bandwidth was indeed an issue as well. In the end, doesn't matter as I was able to edit onsite so all is well. Good info moving
FCP quitting (perian issue)
by Rick Neely 6 years ago
Hey Guys, wanted to see if anyone else had encountered the problem I'm having. CLient sent me some video files- some mp4, some mov, mostly Ogv. I used Bigasoft to convert them to quicktime (H264) and
Re: FCP quitting (perian issue)
by Shane Ross 6 years ago
Rick Neely "I used Bigasoft to convert them to quicktime (H264) and imported into FCP 7." *BUZZZZZZZZZ!!!* H.264 is not an editing codec. FCP doesn't work well with it at all. You must convert to Pro
quick export question
by Rick Neely 6 years ago
Hey guys, quick question- used to work on AE CS3 and could export a comp out as windows media via flip4mac (File export), versus having to render first. Now I'm on CS6 and the export option doesn't se
Re: quick export question
by Todd Kopriva 6 years ago
Because Apple doesn't provide a 64-bit QuickTime system, the extensions that used to provide these features to After Effects no longer work, since After Effects CS5 and later are 64-bit. -------------
canon Hv-30 upgrade ideas
by Rick Neely 6 years ago
Hey Guys, got a question. I have a Sniper 16mm SD telecine unit made by Moviestuff. I have the HD version for 8mm (it uses a Canon HV-30), and thought I could just switch the camera over to use instea
Quick question about AVI export
by Rick Neely 7 years ago
Hey folks, got what seems like a simple issue but I'm having a headache trying to resolve. I have a client who wants me to deliver the final self-contained seqeunces as windows HD AVI files. I have se
FCP Pro to express
by Rick Neely 7 years ago
Hey guys, very quick question - Can you open an Final Cut pro (version 7) project in Final Cut express, either by project or XML If so, what are the limitations or workflow What is the version of Expr
Re: FCP Pro to express
by Andreas Kiel 7 years ago
In older versions of FCE (I don't know about the latest one) you can import XML, though there is no menu entry or any mention of this in the manual. Drag the XML with "force open" cmd-option to the FC
NTSC to PAL advice
by Rick Neely 7 years ago
hey guys, this might be more of a Compressor question, but thought I'd ask here first :) have an NTSC sequence six channel, native hd but letterbox in NTSC 720x480 (Pro Res 422 HQ codec). I've been as
Re: NTSC to PAL advice
by Rick Neely 7 years ago
Mike, thx for the response. we're trying to bypass going to digi-beta altogether, ergo all this testing. SO I should stay with prores, set fps to 25, 720x576, and ADDITIONALLY set upper field preferen
MF files in FCP question
by Rick Neely 7 years ago
Hey folks, have a slight conundrum- I have been couriered a project for FCP that has a combination of files in DV, and MXF. I have in the past transcoded MXF files into prores using the sony XDCAM tra
Re: MF files in FCP question
by Shane Ross 7 years ago
Talk to the other editors, but I'll wager they had software that allowed their system to read the MXF files...like MXF4MAC or Calibrated or Raylight. And there are multiple cameras that shoot MXF, not
Looking to expand my skillset
by Rick Neely 7 years ago
Hey guys, Thought I'd post here and get a couple opinions. this might sound a bit immature, but if you never ask, you never know :) I've been a contract video editor graphics guy for the past 15 years
Re: Looking to expand my skillset
by Rick Neely 7 years ago
Curtis, thanks for your input. Yes, I still consider websites and option, and I have done some basic webpages sites (with email, hotspots, urls and embedded player codes), but want to expand into inco
looking for software (if it exists)
by Rick Neely 7 years ago
Hi folks, not sure if this is proper forum to ask, but since we're dealing with digital JPegs, I'll start here :) A client of mine is certain a 'software' exists that can take hundreds of images and (
camcorder recommendations
by Rick Neely 7 years ago
Hey Guys, I'm a professional Editor Graphics person for the past 15 years. But in the past year, with the advent of the one-man-band that businesses producers are hiring, I think I have to dust off my
Re: camcorder recommendations
by Rick Neely 7 years ago
This is all great info. Thanks Guys. Quick follow up- have any of you worked with one of those XLR audio adaptors (plug into mini-jack). It may be a inexpensive workaround to spending the extra $$$ ju
issues with Apple Lion and AVID
by Rick Neely 7 years ago
Hey Guys, First Off, I'm asking on behalf of a colleague who runs a post shop. In a nutshell, they were upgrading their AVID and FCP suites from Leopard (or Snow Leopard) to Lion. But now they're havi
Re: issues with Apple Lion and AVID
by Paul Maddison 7 years ago
The way I did the upgrade was: Deactivate Media Composer Uninstall Media Composer Upgrade Install Lion Install Media Composer My first attempt was to just do an upgrade. Media Composer 5.5 appeared to
MP4 movie issue
by Rick Neely 8 years ago
Hey guys, quick question - Client sent me some MP4 movies he downloaded (think they were flipcam movies) but we can't play them now. He thinks its an issue with the root folder path missing or a 'skin
Re: MP4 movie issue
by Joel Hufford 8 years ago
Rick, Have you tried VLC Media Player In my experience, that media player will play most anything you throw at it. I'm absolutely certain that it will handle .mp4 files, I play them back on VLC all th
main concept AVI render problem & workflow recommendations.
by Rick Neely 8 years ago
Hi guys, have some 1080i Avi files (Main Concept 2.4.16). I brought them into Vegas to color correct and then re-export out. Want to maintain the best res I can for the client without doing any unnece
Thoughts on a good camera
by Rick Neely 8 years ago
Hey folks, wanted your opinion as Canon experts fans- I work freelance as a video editor and run my own edit boutique for the past ten years and have avoided keeping camera gear. The idea was I know s
Re: Thoughts on a good camera
by Max Daniel 8 years ago
I am using HV20 30 40 and it is a very good camera. I suggest to use it for your work. It is really a good one.
Quick export question
by Rick Neely 8 years ago
Hi Guys, Very quick question - I'm editing windows AVI in Vegas and I output my sequence to burn on DVD by: - rendering out he sequence as MPEG2 format (using Best quality setting similar to Apple's c
Re: Quick export question
by John Rofrano 8 years ago
Rick Neely "- rendering out he sequence as MPEG2 format (using Best quality setting similar to Apple's compressor)."There is no reason to use "Best" quality unless you have high resolution still imag
imovie 09 problem
by Rick Neely 8 years ago
Hi guys, Sorry to bug you with a basic imovie question, but I have a deadline on a pro-bono job and I'm ready to freak out. So I thought I'd ask. I'm using a Mac Pro with OSX 10.5.8, running Imovie '0
Re: imovie 09 problem
by Jeff Greenberg 8 years ago
So, if you send over the material in 2 pieces it works, but in one it crashes Yeah, we're shooting in the dark. My first instinct is to break it up into two QuickTime movies...and then sew those two t
Hardware g5 powerpc question
by Rick Neely 8 years ago
Hi guys, more of a hardware question, but it does have software compatability issues on Mac Os so I thought I'd ask. Am planning to sell a powermac g5 Dual 1.8 (powerpc) G5 on ebay soon or craigslist
Re: Hardware g5 powerpc question
by Zane Barker 8 years ago
What's wrong with selling it with the current bad video card. Simply nock your price down what you would pay for a video card. Why pu extra work into a machine your just going to sell. **Hindsight is
quick question about linking files
by Rick Neely 9 years ago
Hi guys, very simple thing I'm trying to do, but wanted some advice on the best way (and efficient) to this- doing a high school renion video and want to build an individual comp for each alumni that
Re: quick question about linking files
by Tudor "Ted" Jelescu 9 years ago
Alt drag and drop the new file from the project window over the layer you want to replace. Or just replace the file (right click) in the project window itself. Tudor "Ted" Jelescu Senior Compositor VF
AJA IO LA (little problem)
by Rick Neely 9 years ago
Say guys, been awhile since I've had to use my AJA IO LA since I've been doing mostly firewire and used desktop monitors. Anywho, I've recently captured some footage, installed the latest Pro Io drive
Re: AJA IO LA (little problem)
by Rick Neely 9 years ago
Been a couple weeks since I last posted, but I figured it out. My fault- I had forgotten a few weeks before, I turned off my video DA and it had escaped me that the video feed from tha AJA to my monit
Advice about intranet video
by Rick Neely 9 years ago
Hey guys, want to pick your brains if I may: A client is kind of in a quandry and is seeking advice. Her boss has an FLV he wants to offer for employees to view on their corporate intranet site. The p
Re: Advice about intranet video
by Mike Smith 9 years ago
Your client really might do well to try to get the network people on board, to safeguard whatever network concerns they have. They will have to accept the bandwidth implications if the video is to be
Basic Pro Anmator questions
by Rick Neely 9 years ago
Hey guys, bought Pro animator version 4.5.1 sometime back and hadn't started using it (got it as a special at Digital Juice, but really wasn't in a position at the time to start learning using it at t
Re: Basic Pro Anmator questions
by Edward Wu 9 years ago
Hi Rick, 1) Like Scott mentioned, you are running into an issue with undocked panels conflicting with the ProAnimator interface windows. Dock all your panels with After Effects, and you won't run into
negative/positie filter
by Rick Neely 9 years ago
Hey folks and Happy Holidays! Have a quick question- I'm transferring telecining some 16mm negative film stock next week and will edit the DV files in Sony Vegas. Is there a simple filter in Vegas and
Re: negative/positie filter
by Rick Neely 9 years ago
Thanks John, I thought that would bethe most logical choice, just wasn't sure when you deal with negative film stock, there's something better, or more recommended. I'll try it. Thank you. rick
quick software update
by Rick Neely 10 years ago
Hey guys. quick question. I have two macbook pros I am trying to do software upgrades to. One is airport internet one is straight cable. I know the internet is working fine (surfed some pages). Howeve
Re: quick software update
by Steven Lambion 10 years ago
Many proeple have had this issue. Sometimes a restart helps. It could be some minor network issue or the servers are to busy at that time. You could wait a day and try again or go to apple.com downloa
itunes/ipod question
by Rick Neely 10 years ago
Hey, quick question-- I have a recent generation video ipod (5th or later) I think. I have a LOT of playlists I've manually created. Any way to add playlist subgroups (or folders) within the ipod so I
recommended template sites
by Rick Neely 10 years ago
Hey guys, can anyone recommend a good location (here even) for downloading some AE template . I want to be clear why I'm asking. I want to shore up my experience and understanding of the more complica
Re: recommended template sites
by Todd Kopriva 10 years ago
Dang! And no one's mentioned broadcastGEMs Sigh ... The last time I tried to go to the Freebies section of that site (when I was compiling a list of free resources), I got a 404 error. --------------
OS crash problems
by Rick Neely 10 years ago
Hey guys, have an 8 core 2.8 I got over Xmas and run leopard 10.5.6. For some reason, ut just seems like the OS has been more and more 'unstable' the past few weeks. Examples-- 1- more spinning beach
export refernce file possible?
by Rick Neely 10 years ago
Hey Guys, Can Sony Vegas export a timeline sequence out like a reference file (like avid & fcp can export out a QT reference file instead of a self-contained) as an option versus having to render a fu
quick update question
by Rick Neely 10 years ago
Hi, recently bought a macbook pro from macmall (not the latest release). Upon receiving I fired up the OS with no problem, logged in to check apple site for updates. There were quite a few obviously,
Re: quick update question
by Rick Neely 10 years ago
OK, stupid question, but where do I find the installer online at the apple site (indulge me :)
Toast9 ad Blu-ray burning
by Rick Neely 10 years ago
Hi, Just installed a mac 8 core tower and toast 9 with the BLu-ray plugin. I may have read the info on this incorrectly, so I wondered if you guys can give me the REAL lowdown. Toast claims that with
Re: Toast9 ad Blu-ray burning
by John Higgs 10 years ago
Hi Guys, I have been burning Blu Ray HD disc's in Toast 9 0 + HD plugin with out any problems . I shoot on HD-Cam edit in FCP, encoding at 26MBS in Toast on standard 4.7Gig disc's 40 mins max and the
quick question
by Rick Neely 10 years ago
HI, mostly FCP guy. I edited some video files into a Vegas timeline, dragged in some audio, but when I try to slide or trim the audio it links with the video track (different media) and it slides as w
Re: quick question
by Terry Esslinger 10 years ago
Select the members of the group and hit U (Ungroup)or select the ignore event grouping icon.
FCP or IO LA (sync problem?)
by Rick Neely 11 years ago
Hey folks, am outputting a 90 minute FCP sequence to betacamSP using AJ IO LA. For most part things are fine, but once in awhile (20-30 minutes) the output gets hung upon video for second or so and th
Re: FCP or IO LA (sync problem?)
by Daniel Serrano 11 years ago
That has happened to me too... what I do is to reboot and just open the fcp sequence and start again..Hello from Mexico....
HDV to tape
by Rick Neely 11 years ago
Just want to be sure I am correct about this, am about to edit some sequences in Avid from HDV. They will need to be outputted to tape following. Please tell me if I'm correct or at least close: Inges
Re: HDV to tape
by Rene Gonzales 10 years ago
is there a simple reason why at the end of the encoding it stops and I get an, "sequence title.m2t file not found". seems like If got everything set up correctly, but still no dice.
Quick chroma key question
by Rick Neely 11 years ago
Hi, I prefer to use After effects but am doing some chroma keying in motion this weekend. I'm using the rt matte effect and the result looks pretty good, but I'm still getting some slight green edging
Re: Quick chroma key question
by Kevin Thomas 11 years ago
This looks like camera sharpening. For greenscreen work it's recommended you turn off any sharpening and apply when doing the composite. It's pretty easy to see in the red channel.
slight io problem
by Rick Neely 11 years ago
Having a problem with an io, running a dual 2.3 power pc mac with FCP 2 studio. We're having trouble with realtime previews on an external monitor. Settings are configured the best I think-- - IO is s
Re: slight io problem
by gary adcock 11 years ago
Rick Neely "The monitor does display a freeze frame of the time marker point when the sequence isn't playing real time and when I drag the time marker the image DOES follow in the monitor. It just wo
pro animator tutorials
by Rick Neely 11 years ago
Hey guys, bought proanimator and it's pretty neat. I am admittedly having a little difficulty working through the interface. Granted, I can create animnations in 5 clicks and I think it's great, but I
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