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Ryan Osika

Member Since:
August 17th 2002
181 Posts
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PC or Mac Build for Media Composer (Software)
by Ryan Osika 11 years ago
I'm looking to build either a Mac or PC to use AVID MC 4 (software). I would like a computer that allows me to edit 1080p video without additional hardware. Here are the two builds. I would love to he
Re: PC or Mac Build for Media Composer (Software)
by David Braswell 11 years ago
You didn't indicate if the two WD SATAs were going to be RAIDed for your media drives. If you're going to push HD around (especially in flavors other than HDV) you'll want a RAID setup. And as Michael
Layered Image Files in Motion for FCP
by Ryan Osika 11 years ago
Up to this point, I've been using Motion (3.0) files in Final Cut Pro (6.0) to create slates for my projects. We do a lot of slates, so the render time for the various slates adds up. Sometimes 40-50
Re: Layered Image Files in Motion for FCP
by Ryan Osika 11 years ago
I just figured out where the generators tab is. However, the template doesn't seem to translate well from Motion to FCP. Plus, we still have the red render line rather than "preview." It's looking mor
20" Monitor for GFX around $400
by Ryan Osika 13 years ago
Hello, I currently have a decent Samsung 21" CRT monitor. I will be upgrading to a Mac Pro soon and would like to add a second monitor. I'd like this second monitor to be around 20" (square) and LCD.
Mac Pro and Reliable Off brand hardware
by Ryan Osika 14 years ago
I'm looking to buy a Mac Pro. I'm thinking of buying the base system from apple, then going to a place like newegg for ram and hard drives. Any thoughts on reliable brands for the Mac I'm moving over
Re: Mac Pro and Reliable Off brand hardware
by Ryan Osika 14 years ago
Wow. Great advice. I'll check all that out. Thanks very much.
After Effects vs. Motion
by Ryan Osika 14 years ago
I'm buying a new Mac Pro, very excited. Up until now though, I've been strictly a PC AVID guy. Now, I'll have access to Final Cut Studio and with that Motion. I've always used (and loved) Adobe After
Re: After Effects vs. Motion
by Alexander Gao 14 years ago
Another point: Motion is more for motion graphics, so it would probably be inferior to AE in terms of compositing related things. For that, Apple has Shake which is an incredibly robust application. A
After Effects vs. Motion
by Ryan Osika 14 years ago
I'm buying a new Mac Pro, very excited. Up until now though, I've been strictly a PC AVID guy. Now, I'll have access to Final Cut Studio and with that Motion. I've always used (and loved) Adobe After
Re: After Effects vs. Motion
by Alexander Gao 14 years ago
Another point: Motion is more for motion graphics, so it would probably be inferior to AE in terms of compositing related things. For that, Apple has Shake which is an incredibly robust application. A
Does my computer support PCI Express video cards?
by Ryan Osika 14 years ago
Hello, I have a Dell Precision Workstation 530. Below is a link to the documentation with regards to expansion slots: http: support.dell.com support edocs systems ws530 en sm 2excrd.htm#1148375 Does m
Re: Does my computer support PCI Express video cards?
by Wayne Vollweiler 14 years ago
It says very clearly that it has an AGP 4x Pro slot.
Book on Avid Editing
by Ryan Osika 14 years ago
I'm training to be an assistant editor on television shows in LA. I'm looking for a good book to compliment my training. Any suggestions Thanks very much.
Re: Book on Avid Editing
by Ryan Osika 14 years ago
Thanks! I have looked up books by Steve Bayes on amazon.com. There are several. Which of them would you recommend. Here's a link to the list: http: www.amazon.com gp search ref=br_ss_hs 104-7446656-96
The Dreaded Cover Letter
by Ryan Osika 15 years ago
As I begin my job search for editing work, I have been plagued by how to compose a good cover letter. One void of as many cliches ("hard worker, eager to learn") as possible. Any thoughts or suggestio
Re: The Dreaded Cover Letter
by Greg Ball 15 years ago
Try the book "Cover Letters that Knock em dead" by Martin Yates. It landed me my first job!
Am I neurotic, or is it just me?
by Chris Bové 15 years ago
Demo reels. Baaahh humbug. Apply for an editing gig at Time Warner, and they ask for "Trailer Work ONLY" or "Feature Work ONLY". Apply at a post house and they want "Corporate and Commercial ONLY". D
Re: Am I neurotic, or is it just me?
by Ryan Osika 15 years ago
Hey Person, thanks. Great advice.
Demo Reel - Second Cut - Critiques Appreciated
by Ryan Osika 15 years ago
Hello. I've finished a second cut of my demo reel. I've made changes based on comments given in this forum as well as elsewhere. The most common comment was that it needed to be shorter. So, I've cut
Link inside a Quicktime Video
by Ryan Osika 15 years ago
Is it possible to create a link inside of a Quicktime video I want users to be able to click on the movie at the end and have it link to my e-mail address. Any ideas Thanks very much in advance. Ryan
Re: Link inside a Quicktime Video
by Ryan Osika 15 years ago
All right. I already have it available below the movie, so I'll leave it that way. Thanks though! Ryan
Link inside a Quicktime Movie
by Ryan Osika 15 years ago
Is it possible to create a link inside of a Quicktime video I want users to be able to click on the movie at the end and have it link to my e-mail address. Any ideas Thanks very much in advance. Ryan
Re: Link inside a Quicktime Movie
by Brian24DP 15 years ago
you can incorporate metadata inside the QT file so when it gets to the end it auto opens a webpage for your e-mail I think youd have to encode flash if you wanted to be able to click on a part of the
Critique Please of My Editors Reel - Documentary/News Magazine
by Ryan Osika 15 years ago
This is my very first attempt at an editors reel. Most of my experience comes from editing news magazine documentary style work. I do have motion graphics experience as well which is displayed in the
Re: Critique Please of My Editors Reel - Documentary/News Magazine
by Ryan Osika 15 years ago
Hey thanks for the comments. I'll look at trimming the reel some, though I've been told by editors in the television industry that it should be 3-5 minutes in length, so I don't know if it makes sense
News Magazine Style Editors Reel
by Ryan Osika 15 years ago
I am putting together my first reel. It is geared towards news magazine style shows like Dateline, 48 Hours, and 20 20 as well as documentary style shows on channels like the History Channel and Disco
Re: News Magazine Style Editors Reel
by jeremy webb 15 years ago
this is a good point. for motion graphics work the original audio is usually not needed and thus it's easier to get a good flow going with a continuos soundtrack. butwhat about if you have edited piec
Advice on Editing Reel
by Ryan Osika 15 years ago
I am looking for advice on putting together an editing reel. Most of my experience is in documentary news magazine style work, but I'm open to looking at any samples. How long should it be How should
Re: Advice on Editing Reel
by Ryan Osika 15 years ago
excellent. thanks very much. I like the idea of including some longer pieces if people want to use them. Plus, customizing the DVD for different employers is a useful tip. Thanks! Ryan Osika
Sample Editing Reels
by Ryan Osika 15 years ago
I am looking to create an editors reel. I would love to have any advice anyone can offer. And I would also appreciate anyone who could direct me to some sample reels. Most of my work is in documentary
Re: Sample Editing Reels
by Ryan Osika 15 years ago
I will do that. Thanks for the advice. I may get back to you with more questions. Thanks! Ryan
Help with Hissing Audio
by Ryan Osika 15 years ago
I have audio that was shot at a very low level. When I increase the level to match the rest of the project, that audio has noise or a "hiss." Is there a program that could help remove that hiss If so,
Re: Help with Hissing Audio
by Jon Zanone 15 years ago
Sound Forge with Noise reduction is your best bet. Avid Audiosuite is your second choice - normalize the audio, then apply a hiss EQ in the EQ tool... Jon
Shine from Single Point
by Ryan Osika 15 years ago
I have a still graphic of a map, and I want to use the "shine" plug-in to come only out of one part of the map, not across the entire map. How can I do this I'm relatively new to AE, so I would really
Re: Shine from Single Point
by Arthur Vibert 15 years ago
You could also create a mask in photoshop with the area you want to "shine" in white and the rest in black, and then import it into your composition and apply the shine filter to it. The shine effect
Video out to TV Monitor
by Ryan Osika 15 years ago
I have just purchased Avid Xpress Pro 4.6. I have a Sony DSR-45 deck and a small 13" TV for my monitor. I have a firewire cable going from my computer to the deck and an RCA cable going from the deck
Re: Video out to TV Monitor
by Ryan Osika 15 years ago
No, it's not on an effect, just trying to view un-effected video as I edit. Thanks.
Line in Push Effect
by Ryan Osika 15 years ago
In AVID Xpress Pro 4.6, I am trying to create a push effect. One piece of video pushes another piece of video left to right. The problem I am having is that I'm seeing the very edge of the video which
Re: Line in Push Effect
by murlee 15 years ago
Click on the image and select "Ctrl +K". this will zoom out the image and reveal the black edges. Manually crop them on either sides and then get back to original size by clicking on the image again a
Gradiant Transparent Effect on Graphic
by Ryan Osika 15 years ago
This seems like something that should be easy, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to do it. I have a solid graphic that I want to make into a "lower third" for a TV show. It needs to gradua
Re: Gradiant Transparent Effect on Graphic
by Jeff Cochran 15 years ago
Create a gradient on an alpha channel Go to the window pull down menu Channels and create a new channel Create a gradient from white to black. The white will be opaque. the black transparent. However
Creating an Alpha Channel in AE 5.5
by Ryan Osika 15 years ago
How can I turn a solid black background into an alpha channel. My hope is that I will be able to export this "animation" so that the alpha channel will be recognized by my editing program and I can la
Re: Creating an Alpha Channel in AE 5.5
by Ryan Osika 15 years ago
I actually have many different layers animated using keyframes and zaxwerks 3D. If I leave the background blank, meaning no solid color in the background and I render the timeline out as an animation,
Laying an After Effects Export over Video
by Ryan Osika 15 years ago
I have AE 5.5 and will be importing the video in to Pinnacle Liquid. In after effects, I've created a letterbox design for the top and bottom of screen as well as a logo in Zaxwerks 3D which will occa
Re: Laying an After Effects Export over Video
by Ryan Osika 15 years ago
Okay, your instruction make a lot of sense. But I have an even simpler question. What I have done in After Effects is create a letterbox underneath which I'd like to add video. Below the "letterbox" l
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