I am a full-time video editor for Benelli USA, which is located just south of Washington, DC. Using Final Cut Studio 2 to maintain their DVD catalog, my roles include EVERYTHING related to post production - from cutting with Final Cut Pro to advanced... [more]
I am a full-time video editor for Benelli USA, which is located just south of Washington, DC. Using Final Cut Studio 2 to maintain their DVD catalog, my roles include EVERYTHING related to post production - from cutting with Final Cut Pro to advanced DVD Authoring with DVD Studio Pro. While it is frustrating and exhausting at times, it certainly is a hell of a learning experience.
Two NVIDIA Quadro 4000 GPUs by Rob Grauert 4 years ago I have two Quadro 4000 GPUs I'm hoping to sell. I'm hoping to get about $200 each. Image: http: i.imgur.com v4kuM2G.jpg Rob Grauert, Jr. www.robgrauert.com www.facebook.com robgrauertvideo
2008 Mac Pro keeps restarting (crashing?) by Rob Grauert 5 years ago Recently my computer has begun acting strange. Without warning the computer will simply restart. Perhaps the computer is crashing I figured the system drive was the problem, so I replaced that last ni
Apple Hardware Test not starting by Rob Grauert 5 years ago I'm trying to run AHT, but it won't start for some reason. After restarting I've tried immediately pressing "D" and immediately pressing "Opt + D." Neither of these commands initiate the test. I'm usi
Re: Apple Hardware Test not starting by Tyler Chittick 5 years ago Are you trying to start it after a restart If yes, try powering down completely first. Be sure you're holding the D key down (until you see AHT) and not spamming it. Be sure you're pushing the key qui
AJA Ki Pro Quad for playback at Trade Show by Rob Grauert 5 years ago Hi, Has anyone ever used a Ki Pro Quad for playing a loop at a trade show We have a 4k video loop that covers a new product from our company, and we tried to use the Blackmagic HyperDeck this past Jan
How long do LCD monitors last? by Rob Grauert 6 years ago How long do LCD monitors last I ask because I'd like to get a legit broadcast monitor for my home suite where I'll be learning DaVinci Resolve and doing some freelance work. I'm interested in getting
Re: How long do LCD monitors last? by Bram Desmet 5 years ago Most range from 30,000 hours to 60,000 hours. It depends largely on the backlight. In reality the technology will evolve to a point where you won't want to use it as your primary display well before j
Noise after chroma key with Keylight(1.2) by Rob Grauert 6 years ago Hi, I'm having a small problem keying some footage. The footage is 1080p24 ProRes HQ. I connected a Sony EX3 to an AJA Kona LHi and recorded directly into the computer. The footage is also well lit -
4k Delivery & Presentation for Trade Show by Rob Grauert 6 years ago Not specifically a PPro question, but I'm not sure where to ask... The company I work for had to hire an outside company to produce some video work. The company decided to shoot in 4k with a RED Epic.
Volvo Van Damme Split - Fake or Real by Rob Grauert 6 years ago I can't tell if this is real or if they faked it. The more I look at it, the more it seems faked. What do you guys think https: www.youtube.com watch v=M7FIvfx5J10 Rob Grauert, Jr. www.robgrauert.com
Re: Volvo Van Damme Split - Fake or Real by Rob Grauert 6 years ago Ben Mullins " Even if they're not being entirely truthful about it's authenticity it's still an excellent piece of film, and a very good idea too." For sure. I think the concept is brilliant from a m
Intentisty Pro settings not remaining set by Rob Grauert 6 years ago I am trying to output video from Premiere Pro CC to my reference monitor via Intensity Pro. This has worked fine in FCP, but I am having issues in PPro. I'm running Blackmagic Design Desktop Video 9.7
CS5.5 Not recognizing Quadro 4000s by Rob Grauert 6 years ago Hello, CS5.5 is not recognizing my Quadro 4000s. In the Project Settings window where I choose Mercury Playback settings, the drop-down menu is disabled and it says software only. The GPUs needed driv
Re: CS5.5 Not recognizing Quadro 4000s by Rob Grauert 6 years ago Hey, Thanks for responding. I figured it out actually. I did indeed have to install a driver, specifically the Cuda driver. Premiere is now recognizing the card, although, I don't know how to tell if
NVIDIA GT8800 and ATI Radeon 5770 by Rob Grauert 6 years ago I have 2 graphics cards GPUs for sale NVIDIA GT 8800: http: i.imgur.com rhtNrOq.jpg ATI Radeon 5770: http: i.imgur.com XSWmRbt.jpg They're in great on condition, I just upgraded to Quadro 4000s $150 e
Keyboard shortcuts - adjusting audio by Rob Grauert 6 years ago While working in FCP, I frequently used keyboard shortcuts to raise or lower a clip's audio by 1dB or 3dB. I have moved onto CS6 and have become familiar with many of my commonly used keyboard shortcu
Calibration with X-Rite i1 Display Pro by Rob Grauert 6 years ago Hi, Has anyone here ever used the X-Rite i1 Display Pro to calibrate their reference monitor Every time I see this product demonstrated they use a computer monitor, which is of course fed the GPU's si
What would you quote? by Justin Sheehan 7 years ago Hi, What you quote (production, post-production) for three videos that are three minutes each. Each video would have two different people interviewed and b-roll overlaid. Including gas, food, a videog
Re: What would you quote? by Mark Suszko 7 years ago Your quote comes from Ernie Kovacks: Television: A medium. So called because it's neither rare nor well done. More to the point: To get a great finished three minutes might involve a whole day of shoo
Should I drop this freelance project? by Eric Kim 7 years ago Okay, I know I did a stupid thing by taking on this project but I just started in this business and I was desperate for work. Basically, I was hired to do an assembly edit and I was told it would take
Re: Should I drop this freelance project? by Shane Ross 7 years ago Get out any way you can, and soon. It isn't worth your time. And it isn't a bridge you should want to keep. If all of their productions are going to be this cheap...is it worth it One of the classic s
Will Motion 5 work with Final Cut Pro 6? by Neal Fox 7 years ago I've got the Motion that came with the Final Cut Studio. I think it's Studio version 7 The one that had FCP 6. Just wanted to know if I upgrade Motion which is only $50, will it work okay with my vers
Mac Pro Technical Configuration Question by Rob Grauert 7 years ago Last night I bought a Mac Pro from someone on Craig's List - a Late 2008 2.8GHz Dual Quad-Core. He upgraded is GPU to an ATI Radeon HD 5770, but he installed it in SLOT 3 instead of SLOT 1. I asked hi
Slow render with G-Drive by Maria-Luisa Meredith 7 years ago Hi I've recently purchased a G-Drive 750GB Drive which I have connected to my Macbook Pro via FW800. I'm working on an edit that requires an hour long sequence with Timecode in vision. My previous dri
Re: Slow render with G-Drive by Rob Grauert 7 years ago Your hard drive doesn't dictate render time. That's a job your CPU handles. Have your past projects been similar to the project you're currently rendering If not, you're not making a fair comparison.
3 way color correction in FCP 7? by Avinash Shetty 7 years ago I am trying to do the 'Sin city effect' on a video I am editing. When i select the 3-way color corrector filter and then click the eye dropper on the color i want to keep the color palette in the view
Re: 3 way color correction in FCP 7? by Rob Grauert 7 years ago Oops. Sorry. Have you tried clicking on that little button that has a Key on it It toggles between Final Image, Matte, Source. Rob Grauert, Jr. www.robgrauert.com command-r.tumblr.com
conflicting fcp and mac Keyboard shortcuts by Anette Olsen 7 years ago Hi, I'm working in FCP 7 and I can't figure out how to disable the Mac OS shortcuts in order to be able to use fcp keyboard shortcuts. I've simply unchecked the shortcuts in the Expose and Dashboard (
Tired of Magic Mouse! by Mike Bugera 7 years ago Looked through old posts but couldn't find this topic, so thought I'd bring it to the pasture. In short, I've had all I can take of Apple's Magic Mouse. Been using it on my MBP 17" with FCP 7 for over
Re: Tired of Magic Mouse! by Rob Grauert 7 years ago I use this mouse: http: www.logitech.com en-us mice-pointers mice devices wireless-mouse-m510 I'm not sure why anyone would use an Apple mouse. They've always been garbage, at least in my experience.
Big Fish Circus Scene - How To by Rob Grauert 8 years ago I'm trying to figure out how this effect was achieved so we can try something similar for a project at work. Here's the scene I'm talking about: http: www.youtube.com watch v=XkAwpDeu-Ts Not much is t
FedEx by Todd Terry 8 years ago Here's a rant, and a question. Mostly a rant. I think FedEx needs to turn the "forward" arrow in their logo around backwards... because, to me, it seems they are going that way. In the early days of m
Re: FedEx by Rob Grauert 8 years ago I would ditch the printer that FedEx gave you and print the label on the 8.5X11 sheets of paper. I've watched a FedEx guy scan those and they seem to work just fine. Its easy-peasy :D Rob Grauert, Jr.
Re: Final Cut Studio 2 and Lion by Shane Ross 8 years ago Questions to ask yourself... 1) What does LION get me that my previous OS does not 2) Do I need what it gives me 3) Do you use this machine with FCS 2 on it to earn a living Does it work (if so, DO NO