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Scott Smith

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September 26th 2006
54 Posts
"Adobexit", switching from PPro to FCPX
by Steve Connor 4 years ago
Just noticed this article reposted on the FCPX Editors group on Facebook about switching to FCPX http: www.vivalazoom.co.uk switch-premiere-final-cut
Re: "Adobexit", switching from PPro to FCPX
by Scott Smith 4 years ago
FCP has an export to YouTube option. So does Premiere. And it has been there for a while. So what One thing that can be very handy for many professionals, is the ftp upload on export in Premiere. I be
RG6 cable and signal interference?
by Kay Rinne 4 years ago
We recently had a client site upgrade cable runs indoors from RG59 to quad-shielded RG6. We are broadcasting live using Sony cameras, HD-SDI out to MC. Runs are less than 200 feet. Once the cable were
Re: RG6 cable and signal interference?
by Scott Smith 4 years ago
Bob's cranky attitude aside, he is completely correct about using good quality cable, and not cheap crap. Much of the Quad-Shield RG-6 is made with a copper covered steel center conductor and even alu
On-Set Monitor Recommendations??? With good color temperature?? 3200K screen??
by Scott Smith 6 years ago
I am looking to buy a large LCD LED monitor (65"+) for on set use in a 3200K lighting environment. Does anyone have any good recommendations of what monitors are available that reproduce colors well o
Re: On-Set Monitor Recommendations??? With good color temperature?? 3200K screen??
by Scott Smith 4 years ago
Update to this old thread . . . As stated above, I have had an issue for a long time in shooting in a studio with monitors on the set. Expensive professional monitors have good color temperature contr
Teradek Slice - 166: Anyone use one? Any good? Other options?
by Scott Smith 6 years ago
Interested in acquiring a hardware encoder and web streaming device. I have a Teradek Vidiu, and it is not too bad most of the time - and is certainly good for the money. It is a ton better than the M
Re: Teradek Slice - 166: Anyone use one? Any good? Other options?
by Ricky Gore 5 years ago
I just wanted to mention that I did buy the Slice. It is part of my video rack now and works great. One thing I will warn everyone about (and I'm sure this applies to all hardware encoders), is what's
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Scott Smith liked this 5 years ago
Go with known video SAN vendors? Or an IT dept solution?
by Scott Smith 7 years ago
Large university, with departmental merger. We are building a new studio with about 4 or 5 edit bays plus a 3-D graphics position. Predominantly Mac-based with Adobe CC products. May see a PC with 3DS
Re: Go with known video SAN vendors? Or an IT dept solution?
by Bob Zelin 7 years ago
Hi Scott - it's very simple. There are lots of wonderful solutions out there. Studio Network Solutions is one of them. There are plenty of others. I am a poster boy for Cache-A and a beta tester for t
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Scott Smith liked this 6 years ago
replacing BNC ends on RG6 issue
by Carly Smith 6 years ago
Hi all - I've got some RG59 and RG6 snakes that need the BNC ends replaced. RG59 compression ends are working perfectly - the RG6 black outer shield is so tough I can't get the ends on no matter how h
Re: replacing BNC ends on RG6 issue
by Scott Smith 6 years ago
If the connector doesn't fit, you are using the wrong connector for that particular wire. That quad-shield stuff is often used for RF Cable distribution, and not that often for video. So most BNC conn
Another term for b-roll?
by Eric McCarthy 6 years ago
I seem to remember from back in my broadcast days that we used another term for b-roll, especially stuff that was sent in by a company in hopes that it might make it on air sometime (as opposed to wha
Re: Another term for b-roll?
by Scott Smith 6 years ago
I wouldn't know any old school film terms (I'm not a film guy), but it has been predominantly called B-Roll on the tape medium ever since A-B roll editing was created (meaning before 3 4" tape). "Cuta
Best large flat panel TV for on set
by Scott Smith 6 years ago
I'd like to buy a good consumer grade HDTV that I can adjust the color temperature easily down to 3200k so that it doesn't look blue on camera. Anyone have any suggestions for current models or brands
Breakout box
by Julian Roberts 9 years ago
Having moved from a Matrox Mini to the Decklink Studio, I find myself missing the breakout box. Is there a box compatible with the Studio card please Thanks very much Julian
Re: Breakout box
by Bob Zelin 9 years ago
you know what - so would I. Bob Zelin
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Scott Smith liked this 6 years ago
Rewrap M2T files for Premiere CS6 failure --> Evil Red Screen
by Scott Smith 7 years ago
M2T files, recorded on a Hard Disc recorder, appear to rewrap fine in Clipwrap. They play fine in Quicktime. When imported into Premiere, the video appears to have no problem importing. When you scrub
Re: Rewrap M2T files for Premiere CS6 failure --> Evil Red Screen
by Max Frank 7 years ago
Clipwrap killed Premiere Pro for me too. Doesn't seem to work as advertised unfortunately. Either transcode to ProRes or use the MTS in their native form inside PrP. W
SAN - Small Studio
by Jason Silzle 7 years ago
Hi guys, I have been reading through here and I think I know what I need to do but before I go buying gear i wanted to confirm with some of you. MY NEEDS: I'm a small production studio (One man band)
Re: SAN - Small Studio
by David Roth Weiss 7 years ago
Bob and I never used to agree on much of anything, now we agree on almost everything. It just goes to show, if you hang around this planet long enough, miracles can and do happen. David Roth Weiss Pro
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Scott Smith liked this 7 years ago
migration to MetaSAN from SANmp
by Daryl Burney 8 years ago
We are on the verge of purchasing and migrating to MetaSAN. Our current SANmp volumes are HFS (not +) To help us migrate quicker and with less data copying it would be ideal to just uncovert our SANmp
Re: migration to MetaSAN from SANmp
by Scott Smith 7 years ago
I am currently looking at SAN solutions, so of course I came to The Cow for info. This thread is old, but is one I came across when doing research. So, for others who stumble across this while researc
Scott Smith liked this 7 years ago
Discrete L&R Mono vs Stereo
by Scott Smith 7 years ago
I have a level of confusion on this, when it is something I thought was simple and understood. What is the difference between two discrete "mono" channels of left and right vs stereo I recently sent a
Re: Discrete L&R Mono vs Stereo
by Scott Smith 7 years ago
Thanks. You have helped me keep my sanity, since that made no sense to me. It is a problem of the viewer editing system, not in my understanding of what constitutes stereo.
Quality of an mp4 is different than an mov?
by David Green 12 years ago
Hi, I am using compressor 3 to compress a DVCPRO HD Quicktime MOV file into a lower res, H.264 .mp4 file for the web. My goal is to use the .mp4 wrapper, because I have read that it is more compatible
Re: Quality of an mp4 is different than an mov?
by Scott Smith 9 years ago
sorry. just realized the dates and versions being discussed.
Faux Silent Movie on 7D shooting advice?
by Scott Smith 9 years ago
I have a project that needs a silent movie era Keystone Kops look to it. I know there are a lot of effects you can do in post, but I figured to get the best out of it, I need to shoot in a way that pu
Re: Faux Silent Movie on 7D shooting advice?
by Scott Smith 9 years ago
Oh yes. I'm certainly planning on the shooting being on sticks with 99% static shots, and edited with simple cuts. I'm not the editor on this, but I think the editor is on the same page with me there.
Compressor: Why is there a Progressive setting if DVD is interlaced?
by Ralph Parker 9 years ago
My FCP project sequence is a mix of 1080i HDV and stills, transcoded to 1440x1080 Upper (Odd) first. It also contains clips created in Motion whose project settings match the FCP sequence. After numer
Re: Compressor: Why is there a Progressive setting if DVD is interlaced?
by Scott Smith 9 years ago
Disclaimer: It is possible that I may be confused, or behind a software version. BUT, if you are using Final Cut Pro and Compressor, it would also stand to reason you will use DVD Studio Pro. In DVDSP
Canon 7D and double system recording using mixer and audio recorder
by Lawrence Lerew 11 years ago
Hello, I'm entertaining the idea of using dual system audio recording with the Canon EOS 7D camera. I would record from a shotgun mic and mixer to an audio recorder. I wanted to see if anyone had any
Re: Canon 7D and double system recording using mixer and audio recorder
by Scott Smith 10 years ago
Also, since this is 4 inputs, and you have pots to control input levels, this eliminates your need for a mixer. Mix it in post!
Kona/FCP Format Issue
by Scott Smith 12 years ago
The problem: Both on capture and on playback, FCP and the Kona card are not properly communicating with each other. The kona card keeps switching to SD 525i when capturing, editing, playing back 720p.
Re: Kona/FCP Format Issue (did it work???)
by Scott Smith 12 years ago
At first, the manual reinstall appeared to work. Then I tried to open Compressor, and it wouldn't open. Obviously I had more going on than just the Kona drivers. Long story short, I uninstalled everyt
converting 29.97 to 23.98
by The Hungry Bull 13 years ago
I am about to finish editing a feature legnth movie that was shot at 23.98 fps on HDCAM with the Sony F900. I downcoverted the footage via the HDCAM deck into my final cut system at 29.97 fps DV. Now
Re: converting 29.97 to 23.98
by Scott Smith 13 years ago
Hungry Bull, there are more qualified people than I to help you through this, but I have to wonder why your original footage was 24 fps, and your end result needs to be 24 fps, yet you converted to--a
"Planet Earth" - REAL high definition
by walter biscardi 13 years ago
So if anyone wants to really see what can be achieved in High Definition, be sure to watch Discovery's "Planet Earth" series in high definition. I'm pretty sure there were no HDV cameras used in this
Re: "Planet Earth" - REAL high definition
by Scott Smith 13 years ago
I totally agree GranitW, I loved seeing the Behind the Scenes stuff, but was very irritated at hearing Sigourney Weaver tell me 20 times how high tech they were during the main program. It was very se
HDV Camera comparison site?
by matt sherman 13 years ago
First, let me say thank you to the Cow for adding a JVC thread. Second, do any of you know of a site that has comparisons of the newest HDV cams, like an HDV shootout I'd really like to make it to NAB
Re: HDV Camera comparison site?
by Scott Smith 13 years ago
here's a shootout: http: www.dv.com features features_item.php articleId=192501232
HD110u/200u batteries
by matt sherman 13 years ago
Getting ready to purchase one of these cams and we're trying to get a better grasp on the battery situation. The JVC rep said there is a battery that comes with the 200 but it is tiny and will barely
Re: HD110u/200u batteries
by Scott Smith 13 years ago
If you are considering the 200, take another good hard look at the 250. It comes with the Anton Bauer battery mount built in, a battery, it NOW comes with the lens, and it has a better encoder than th
Capturing images from the JVC GY-HD100U
by motionfx 13 years ago
I have some tapes that were recorded on the JVC GY-HD100U camera at 720p, 30fps. I have tried to capture with Sony Z1U into Final Cut pro but it can not seem to get a picture. The display on the came
Re: Capturing images from the JVC GY-HD100U
by Scott Smith 13 years ago
HDV is an encoding very similar to mpeg2. They interpret the all the frames between two I-frames. This span of frames is a GOP (Group of Pictures). I think part of the problem of compatibility between
doesn't anyone buy the AJA I/O anymore ?
by Bob Zelin 14 years ago
I LOVE the AJA I O product line, but there are hardly any posts on the I O forum. It is that it's so simple to install, that it's self explanitory, or is everyone buying Kona cards only, and forgettin
Re: doesn't anyone buy the AJA I/O anymore ?
by Scott Smith 14 years ago
Sacci, I'm not Bart, but there is some interesting new software coming out called Scopebox (http: www.scopebox.com ). It can be used as a video capture program, but it's main purpose is to be a realti
Squeeze 4.3.3 / Flip4mac
by Andy Edwards 14 years ago
Having to re-install all software on my G5 and was wondering if anyone is using Squeeze 4.3.3 yet. I also see that Flip4Mac is up to 2.2 I had issues with version 2.0 of flip4Mac and needed to downgra
Re: Squeeze 4.3.3 / Flip4mac
by Scott Smith 14 years ago
I am looking at getting Flip4Mac's newly aquired "Episode" for compression needs. It was previously known as Compression Master (by Popwire ), and I have heard good things about it.
Bars and tone, bars are solid green
by Scott Smith 14 years ago
Using FCP 5.1.1, after recent upgrade, color bars show up as a solid green field. If I check "Show Excess Luma" or "Alpha+RGB" settings, the bars will show up in the viewer, but is still solid green w
Re: Bars and tone, bars are solid green
by miguel hernandez 12 years ago
well i did twice everything but the problem persist
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