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Rick Sebeck

Member Since:
April 22nd 2005
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Playback during editing?
by Rick Sebeck 4 years ago
I'm working on a live event video and our end canvas size will be extremely panoramic (20,000 x 1080). The end product will be played via Playback Pro (multiple pro res files) but my question is about
Re: Playback during editing?
by Thomas Leong 4 years ago
Your most cost effective option to expand monitors is to get an AMD Firepro graphics card with enough oomph for the job (or nVidia Quadro equivalent). I would suggest at least a W7100, preferably a W8
Premiere Won't Play Anything in the Timeline
by Jordan Montreuil 10 years ago
I am capturing NTSC DV via Firewire and my project and sequence settings are set to match. Premiere just straight up won't play anything at all. I hit play and it will play maybe 5 frames and stop and
Re: Premiere Won't Play Anything in the Timeline
by Rick Sebeck 5 years ago
For others searching for a solution... I was having the same problem. Timeline stopped playing. Viewer still acted normal, other sequences played fine. just one sequence would not play. All of my clip
I'm sure some of you can relate....
by Rick Sebeck 5 years ago
https: vimeo.com 114942194 Happy Holidays!
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Re: I'm sure some of you can relate....
by Mark Suszko 5 years ago
Nice job, liked the Flashdance references in particular.
thecus opinions ?
by Bob Zelin 5 years ago
Hi - just had an opportunity to install a Thecus NAS. With minimal reading of the manual, it seems like an easy box to get into, and setup. However, I found the following quite bizarre, as what should
Re: thecus opinions ?
by Rick Sebeck 5 years ago
I'm curios which model you installed (would recommend). We are thinking of using a N16000 PRO as near line backup disc archive of our SAN. The next contender is the OWC Calypso - but I'm starting to l
Changing number of audio tracks of a sequence
by Rick Sebeck 5 years ago
I am trying to add more audio tracks (master outputs) to a sequence. When I go to the sequence settings the tab is greyed out and inaccessible. What is odd is, that some sequences do let me change the
Re: Changing number of audio tracks of a sequence
by Rick Sebeck 5 years ago
I am not trying to add additional audio tracks in the sequence. I am trying to change the number of audio tracks OF the sequence. This gives you more than the default stereo (2 channel) output in your
Bad time to upgrade
by Rick Sebeck 6 years ago
So I'm thinking of doing some upgrades. Graphic cards, SSDs, PCIe SSDs, etc. And as I'm about to beef up all 4 of my MacPros (ranging from 2010 8 cores to most recent 12 cores) I cant help but notice
Re: Bad time to upgrade
by Rick Sebeck 6 years ago
Actually on second thought - save your breath Bob... I just read some of your other posts about this very topic. You've got better things to do than to regurgitate your typical rant! Editor
from Bob Zelin - READ THIS NOW (please)
by Bob Zelin 7 years ago
is this true, or is this bulls$#@ http: www.amptec.be news news.php id=537 As of March 1, 2013, Apple will no longer sell Mac Pro in EU, EU candidate and EFTA countries because these systems are not c
Re: from Bob Zelin - READ THIS NOW (please)
by Rick Sebeck 7 years ago
Okay - I love to play the "new Mac Pro is coming what do you think it will be game"..... (hey it only happens every 650 days! Here's my prediction... wish list.... 4U Rack mountable case. This makes i
Changing storage from project to project
by Rick Sebeck 7 years ago
So its so hard to pass up on a good sale - and since the AVID sale ends today, I'm getting trigger happy! We have 4 FCP workstations with Kona2 3 cards. We haven't had the budget to get a SAN, so curr
Re: Changing storage from project to project
by Glenn Sakatch 7 years ago
We work locally...from.shared.storage..on drives provided by clients. Fibrejet.esata firewire. Take footage home and contine working..from.mac.to pc ...from.older versions to newer versions...and back
Indexing and Cataloging multiple hard drives.
by Chris Russell 7 years ago
I currently have about 10 hard drives that are back ups with a wide range of files types on them. I am looking for a Media indexing program that will make it not only easy to search but to also then e
Re: Indexing and Cataloging multiple hard drives.
by Rick Sebeck 7 years ago
I to am looking for a way of cataloging hard drives so I can search for files and then know which drive to mount. We are thinking of adding a Cache-A into the mix to also add a level of back-up. But i
foreground/background color picker reversed
by David Taylor 10 years ago
Alright this is driving me crazy, somehow I've reversed the behavior of the foreground background color picker. now when I click on a swatch or choose a color with the eye dropper it goes to the backg
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Re: foreground/background color picker reversed
by Rick Sebeck 8 years ago
Can you please post the answer here The link doesn't work anymore. It's driving me CRAZY TOO!!!! Editor
New Mac Pro with ATI Radeon HD 5770 crashes
by Rick Sebeck 9 years ago
Anyone else having issues with the new Mac Pros and the ATI Radeon HD 5770. When I add a material, C4D crashes. The material preview icon just has a red outline around the box. I tried disabling OpenG
Re: New Mac Pro with ATI Radeon HD 5770 crashes
by Rick Sebeck 8 years ago
I never found a fix so I upgraded to v12 and it worked fine. Editor
iO or Kona3?
by Rick Sebeck 8 years ago
We have several edit suites with Kona 3 cards, and we are adding another room. Thinking of getting an iO express instead of a Kona card because A) we have rooms to do all the big iO layback, ect. and
Re: iO or Kona3?
by Jeremy Garchow 8 years ago
You will not have Up and cross conversion. Dual link. 2K. You will still have SDI HDMI Analog (a v) monitoring and Rs422. You will have SDI HDMI video in. You will gain LTC in and out. You will have a
I hate tech refreshes this close to NAB
by Rick Sebeck 9 years ago
It always sucks thinking about doing some tech refreshes this close to NAB. But as the saying goes - if you need it now, buy now - especially if you have the workload to recoup on your investment with
Re: I hate tech refreshes this close to NAB
by Rick Sebeck 9 years ago
Yeah - I was impressed with the Final Share system you put together for me which was under $20k. That said - I don't have $20k to spend today. We are currently shoving Sata drives in our boxes - but o
Timeline Shortcuts
by Rick Sebeck 9 years ago
Newbie question. So I like animating with the timeline window, so I can see all my keyframes, and I have it set to link to the Objects panel. But is there a way to then keystoke shortcut to reveal onl
Re: Timeline Shortcuts
by Adam Trachtenberg 9 years ago
You can use filters (the eye icon at top right) to hide show different types of tracks globally, but I don't think there's any way to do it per object.
LG NAS w/ Blue Ry Burner
by Rick Sebeck 9 years ago
Any one use the LG Super Multi Nas w blue ray burner http: www.bhphotovideo.com c product 704615-REG LG_Electronics_N4B2ND4_N4B2ND4_4TB_Super_Multi.html I was thinking of adding into our workflow as a
Re: LG NAS w/ Blue Ry Burner
by Rick Sebeck 9 years ago
It would be a temporary Back-Up, with an Archive directly to BR with one click. I don't buy that disc media shelf life is not as long as LTO. Nothing lasts forever, and technology changes so the devic
xpresso auto orient
by Rick Sebeck 9 years ago
I have an animation with a camera that is flying (and rotating on the z axis) around some objects. Is there a way to make the objects always orient (just z rotation) so they are always facing "up". I'
Re: xpresso auto orient
by randy johnson 9 years ago
If I understand you correctly you be able to do this with a target target tag and an up vector. Randy
How can I create rolling DVD discs like on those exercise infomercials?
by Zeno Pierre 9 years ago
Hi, All, I wanted to create rolling discs with a photo on it and have it roll onto the t.v. screen like in those exercise (P 90 X) infomercials on late night television. Does anyone know of a rule of
Re: How can I create rolling DVD discs like on those exercise infomercials?
by Rick Sebeck 9 years ago
P90X was done in 3d, but Insanity and TurboJam were done in after effects. Just be careful with motion blur in ae. It can cause issues with the two layers (front and back). Also, reflections can only
Subframe Timeline
by Rick Sebeck 9 years ago
Is there a way to stop the timeline from displaying subframe. Or to lock all the keyframes to a frame. I'll set some keyframes, zoom into the timeline, then scrub with my mouse, set some more keyframe
Re: Subframe Timeline
by Adam Trachtenberg 9 years ago
Timeline Edit Snap Settings Snap to Key
tons of materials
by Rick Sebeck 9 years ago
So I am doing a "video wall" type animation where I will have 90 "screens" rotating, each with a different video on them. I was originally going to make 1 long video and then just adjust the in and ou
Re: tons of materials
by Rick Sebeck 9 years ago
So I found a post on the Cow that was similar to this - where they added the Multi Shader, loaded the movie, clicked "To Layers". Applied that to the matrix object, then added a step deformer with the
Footbal Helmet Texture Maps(NFL)
by ed wuillermin 9 years ago
Hello, Does anyone have a resource - free or paid - for official NFL football helmet texture maps Thanks in advance. -ed.
Re: Footbal Helmet Texture Maps(NFL)
by Rick Sebeck 9 years ago
I found one last year on Turbo Squid http: www.turbosquid.com Editor
Google Maps on Video
by James Haefner 9 years ago
hello All, I was wondering if anyone knows how OR has done it before... I have seen a number of times on ABC's Nightline... They have a Video Insert of Wide Location via Google Map Earth n then Zoom i
Re: Google Maps on Video
by Rick Sebeck 9 years ago
Bare with me - im on my ipad and my site is only in flash so I'm going off memory here ---- but If you go to my website - http: www.ricksebeck.com then click on work, then click on tradeshows you will
Multiscreen editing
by Steenebruggen Mathieu 9 years ago
Hello, I am just seeking for help concerning a first time for me, concerning an editing which will be shown on multiscreen. My client (a city) wants to have a video wall in its touristic office. The v
Re: Multiscreen editing
by Rick Sebeck 9 years ago
I did a 12 screen HD wall last year. We used a 6x3 orion screen powered by 6 mac minis running Renewed Visions' Pro video player to synch all the feeds. As for my workflow, I worked in one large comp
Young Editor Seeking Input
by Kelton Corc 9 years ago
Hey Guys, I finished up a video I was working on and would really like to have some veteran editor input. Not much to say here just say what you liked and what I need to work on. One thing that I have
Re: Young Editor Seeking Input
by Rick Sebeck 9 years ago
Kelton, There is no denying you have the talent and creativity that only fun experiments like this help to refine the craft and skills of filmmaking. My only critique would be this.... I realize you w
Older box with kona 3
by Rick Sebeck 9 years ago
Can you use an older kbox with a kona3 card Or does it have to be a k3 box
Re: Older box with kona 3
by Rick Sebeck 9 years ago
I took the leap -and am starting my own creative production post boutique. I was going to drop you a line to ask recommendations on best bang foryourbuck products. Now that it is my money on the line,
Comparing digital delivery providers
by Mark Grossardt 9 years ago
Todd Terry had a post a while back about what to charge for digital delivery, and it got me wondering if our shop shouldn't re-examine our current digital delivery providers. It seems new services are
Re: Comparing digital delivery providers
by Rick Sebeck 9 years ago
Switched from DG to Extreme Reach and loving it. Customer support is way better, and the online hub is incredible. Access to your entire creative library, easy to create track orders, and you can even
How to space multi clips on a time line at once
by Brian Wolfenden 9 years ago
I have a time saving question that I need an answer too. I know there has to be a way to solve it. Please help. I have a time line with the project in it. I import a folder of files into the job and
Re: How to space multi clips on a time line at once
by Rick Sebeck 9 years ago
I'd load a 5 second slug in the viewer. then start at the first edit. press F9, click the down arrow (next edit) f9, down arrow, F9 seems like it would be faster than all the mouse clicking and typing
Conflicting Legal Stories
by Jay Huubs 9 years ago
So I shoot and produce footage for a local sporting club. Usually it is just copies of their games with scores and graphics inserted. A few days ago they asked my to make a video they could place on y
Re: Conflicting Legal Stories
by Rick Sebeck 9 years ago
The same goes for google images. People think that "because it's on the web it's public domain". I had to point out to a client who insisted on ripping off photos from the web that it clearly says on
Switch apps while mid-export settings
by Rick Sebeck 9 years ago
Has anyone else noticed this -- it has been happening to me a lot lately.... I click export QT movie (or using QT conversion) and then click on the options button, then the video settings.... ect -- a
Upload Fees?
by Todd Terry 9 years ago
Hey kids... Got a question here about "upload fees," and if any of you are charging them... We produce tons of broadcast commercials, and for years they all went out as Betacam dubs... which, of cours
Re: Upload Fees?
by Rick Sebeck 9 years ago
You should check out ExtremeReach (or DGFast Channel). We use them for delivery of spots. We upload one HD, on SD version of a spot, then they deliver the files to all the stations either digitally or
Are we suckers?
by Nick Griffin 10 years ago
There's a thread on the Film History & Appreciation COW about how, now that's it's out, Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland is not so good afterall. But the trailer looked PHENOMENAL! I was REALLY lookin
Re: Are we suckers?
by Rick Sebeck 10 years ago
Something like this.... http: www.youtube.com watch v=nFicqklGuB0&feature=player_embedded Editor
the building
by grinner hester 10 years ago
http: grinnerhester.com NewDigs.html
Re: the building
by Rick Sebeck 10 years ago
I like the client off to the side facing you idea. What do you do about audio Do you have to sets of speakers Editor
NAS or Xserve for project file backup?
by Rick Sebeck 10 years ago
My company needs to invest in a shared project file back-up system. By "project files" I am referring to all the files associated with a project, except for the media files which will live on the exte
Re: NAS or Xserve for project file backup?
by Rick Sebeck 10 years ago
Bob, I cannot tell if you are being serious or not. If you are - would a Mac Pro be as fast as an Xserve They are about the same price -- but I am assuming the Xserve has features a desktop computer w
Anyone using the Ratco SCSI to Firewire adaptor with a DLT?
by Marc Sparks 10 years ago
I've heard bad things about using SCSI USB adaptors in general, as well as people having problems with Encore recognizing their otherwise working DLT drive. But has anyone tried this FR1SX from Ratco
Re: Anyone using the Ratco SCSI to Firewire adaptor with a DLT?
by Rick Sebeck 10 years ago
Did it work I am in the same boat as you, and was hopping you had success so I can be confident with my purchase. -Rick Editor
Nw Macpro needs OpenGL test?
by Erik Naso 10 years ago
I have a new Macpro with FCS 2. I installed BCC 5 and can't get openGL effects to work. I want to use lens flare, I get "Filter Disabled Please click the test openGL HW button in the options for more
Re: Nw Macpro needs OpenGL test?
by Rick Sebeck 10 years ago
Where did you get the 5.0.7 Boris' site only goes up to 5.0.1.50. When I click on the Options button, AE freezes. This happens on two of my machines. Model Name: Mac Pro Model Identifier: MacPro3,1 Pr
Edit to tape on Sony HDW-2000
by Tom Hannibal 11 years ago
I'm having an issue whenever I try and Edit to Tape onto a Sony HDW-2000 deck. The sequence is set at Blackmagic HDTV 1080i 50 10bit, and my deck to the same. I am able to stripe the tape in deck no p
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Re: Edit to tape on Sony HDW-2000
by Rick Sebeck 10 years ago
Our deck does this sporadically as well. Of course it always does it when I have a deadline to make. Has anyone figured out the curse of the channel condition! -Rick Editor
Different file sizes, not variable bit rates!
by Rick Sebeck 10 years ago
I am taking one large movie file and splitting it into six 1920x480 files that will be displayed back together using 6 mac minis and Renewed Visions Pro Video player. I rendered out my large movie the
Re: Different file sizes, not variable bit rates!
by Terry Mikkelsen 10 years ago
Why do they need to be the same file size Tech-T Productions www.technical-t.com
I'm way over my head...
by Rick Sebeck 10 years ago
Okay so I'm an edito motion graphics artist, and would say I'm about 25% proficient in 3D apps. I can create basic models, animate lights, cameras, and basic animations with keyframes, ect. So I'm com
Re: I'm way over my head...
by Roger Wellard 10 years ago
hey man not to sure if this helps but check out this tutorial http: library.creativecow.net articles rabinowitz_aharon bird_flock1.php (part 1) http: library.creativecow.net articles rabinowitz_aharon
DVD player with sync
by Maxim Moisseev 11 years ago
Hi! Please give me a clue about some DVD player with good sync(genlock ) function. Like Pioneer DVD-V8000, but not so expensive. I need it for the poly-screen installation to play 18 24 hours in loop.
Re: DVD player with sync - blue ray?
by Rick Sebeck 10 years ago
What if I need to sync two HD signals Are there controllers for blue ray discs I have seen the RaveHD - but that seems to be a bit overkill for just two streams. -Rick Editor
Cost effective Multi-screen syncing?
by Andy Stokes 12 years ago
Hi all, I'm looking for a cost-effective way of syncing together 9 devices (either 9PC's, 9MPEG players or 9DVD's) to play content out to 9 LCD screens. In the past I have worked with Dataton, though
Re: Cost effective Multi-screen syncing?
by Rick Sebeck 10 years ago
Andy, What did you settle on using I need to sync two HD sources that will make up a 3x6 stack of HD monitors. At first I was thinking of using a dual monitor output of a PC. But now I am thinking two
Aspect?
by Rick Sebeck 11 years ago
Can someone help explain what Invigorator is doing with the aspect Is it trying to adjust for square DV pixels Sometimes when I have the scale of XYZ all set to 1 my spheres are spheres. Then in anoth
Re: Aspect?
by kurt murphy 11 years ago
I always create my comps and PS files at 720 x 540 (square) , THEN drop the final project into a 720 x 486 before I render... kurt murphy
RS-422 problems, random error messages
by Matt Devino 12 years ago
Hi Everyone and thanks in advance... I have an 8-core MacPro that I use a Blackmagic Decklink HD Pro capture card with. It's been running fairly stable for a while and I've had capture and edit to tap
Re: RS-422 problems, random error messages
by Rick Sebeck 12 years ago
I'm so glad I found this post. I thought I was going crazy. I work in a large facility, so I assumed that the RS422 cable running through the walls, or one of the many patch panels and switchers was w
DLT on Pro Mac
by Rick Sebeck 12 years ago
I'm getting back into the DVD authoring game, after a couple year absence from serious authoring. Back in the day I authored hundreds of DVDs on a Scenarist running on an old G4. Since then I have bee
Re: DLT on Pro Mac
by ken hon 12 years ago
Aloha, It's a roll of the dice evidently with the MacPro's. Here is what Apple says: http: docs.info.apple.com article.html artnum=304936 I can tell you it works fine with a G5 quad and an ATTO SCSI c
Multiple light emitters emitting when not in use
by Rick Sebeck 12 years ago
I am adding some magic dust flying arround a couple of shots, and I am bgiining to notice that even though a light emmitter is not over the solid (my inpoint is after the solids out point) it is still
Re: Multiple light emitters emitting when not in use
by Harry Frank 12 years ago
Are you able to animate the intensity of the light to shut off the particle flow from the light emitter Harry J Frank Freelance Motion Designer graymachine.com
audio meters in fcp
by TVMANINC 12 years ago
've been working on Discreet Logic's Smoke for 8 years and am now using FCP more and more. One difference I can't figure out is the audio metering. On other higher end systems you have markings for -1
Re: audio meters in fcp
by Rick Sebeck 12 years ago
Tools Audio Meters This lets you adjust the master gain of the output.
Font selection list
by Rick Sebeck 12 years ago
When I try to change a font in the text generator my font selection list is gone. What I have found is that it is putting the list on my blackmagic NTSC screen (under the NTSC output) If I disable the
AE cs3 and leopard - what concrete problem?
by Arnljot Bringedal 12 years ago
Im on leopard - and have not found any problems with AEcs3 yet.... Do anyone know what the problem is Have they stated concrete problems What can i expect
Re: AE cs3 and leopard - what concrete problem?
by Rick Sebeck 12 years ago
I heard that Apple didn't release Leopard, even to deveopers, until right before the launch last friday. So if Adobe didn't have a copy for the last 6 months, how do you expect them to write upgrades
OT: DVD-ROM question
by Rick Sebeck 12 years ago
I am putting together a press release kit, which will contain a DVD-ROM with some PDFs, high resolution imiages, and uncompressed QT movies. My fist instinct was to create a menu in director and creat
Re: OT: DVD-ROM question
by Noah Kadner 12 years ago
The prevailing wisdom these days is to put a portable website onto the disc- with or without flash. That way the disc is inserted and folks know to open as a web page. Also DVD is not always needed. M
OT? - slow performance from MAXTOR drives
by Rick Sebeck 12 years ago
I just started a new job at a small post house which is in the process of trading in some old Avids for new FCP systems. I gave them recomendations on what drives to buy, ect, but their IT guy (who on
Re: OT? - slow performance from MAXTOR drives
by Rick Sebeck 12 years ago
7200 RPM
NEED HD D5 LAYOFF FROM QT MOVIE
by Rick Sebeck 12 years ago
I have just finished conforming, color correcting, and dust busting a feature film that was transfered to D5. I am outputing 8-bit 23.98 1080p files that I need transfered to a D5 tape. We have been w
DVCProHD Question
by chris rogers 12 years ago
Hello, So I've heard of 720p and 1080i. But is there a 1080p And are these true progressive frames with no fields Thanks, Chris
Re: DVCProHD Question
by Rick Sebeck 12 years ago
Hey guys, on the same note. I had some film telecined to D5 at what I thought was 1080p. But when I play the clips back in FCP it is definitely interlaced. There are the jagged edges, and cuts have du
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