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Seth Hancock

Member Since:
June 21st 2004
306 Posts
100 posts
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Indianapolis, IN
Avid Newbie Question
by Seth Hancock 11 years ago
Hey all, I tried looking this up before posting so please forgive me if this has been discussed here as I couldn't find it. I am a FCP editor making the move to Avid. I downloaded Media Composer 3.5.1
Re: Avid Newbie Question
by Seth Hancock 11 years ago
Thanks. I will just have to wait until we purchase the MOJO. I was hoping to get a jump on the software to speed up the learning curve. I appreciate your quick (and painless) responses. Seth Opportuni
de interlace filter sucks !!!
by Rajarshi Basu 12 years ago
Hi, I am editing a feature length documentary and I need to deinterlace my footage. Never had such issues in Premiere or Avid. what are the good 3rd party deinterlace filters available for FCP RAj
Re: de interlace filter sucks !!!
by Seth Hancock 12 years ago
Sorry Gary, I would like to post more but I am extremely busy with work and shooting six days a week. I try to get here when I can and offer advice or ask questions when I can or have the time. If tha
Liquify Filter Question
by Seth Hancock 12 years ago
All, I tried performing a search prior to this but was unable to come up with anything. Here goes... I have done a significant amount of photo retouching throughout my career and am no stranger to rem
Re: Nevermind
by Seth Hancock 12 years ago
Thanks Mike. I will use both methods and see how well things develop, um, er turn out. SethOpportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas A. Edison
Illustrator to FCP
by Nate Tull 12 years ago
I dropped an arrow into a Ai project and saved it and when I go to Final cut Pro and bring it in there is a white background. I just need the arrow, I know I can do this with PS but I want that vector
Re: Illustrator to FCP
by Seth Hancock 12 years ago
In Illustrator, save your document as a PDF then bring it into FCP via Motion. That will do the trick of keeping your artwork as a vector image. SethOpportunity is missed by most people because it is
Trouble importing AI paths
by Seth Hancock 12 years ago
Hey all, I have not experienced this before so I am perplexed. I have a file over in AI with several paths. Whenever I try to cut and paste the paths from this .eps file AE locks up and I ultimately h
Re: Trouble importing AI paths
by Seth Hancock 12 years ago
Darby, Thanks for the reply. I have that box checked so I don't know the issue. I do know that this is the only file of all that were sent that causes this problem. I need to talk with the creator abo
What's wrong with my FCP
by Seth Hancock 12 years ago
Hey, I am ready to pull the last few remaining pieces of hair out of my head!!! I keep having the same issue with FCP and I don't know what to do. First of all, I cannot save my Favorites, I don't the
Re: What's wrong with my FCP (problem solved)
by Seth Hancock 12 years ago
So after really digging into the Crash Log and trying to understand it fully, I noticed that the problem was the Digieffects plug-ins that were the culprit. I completely uninstalled all DE plugs and..
Favorites Disappear Every Time
by Seth Hancock 12 years ago
Hey all, I searched the forum here and found this to be an anomaly. We have three workstations here and all three have this quirk. We lose anything and everything from the "Favorites" folder every sin
Re: Favorites Disappear Every Time
by Seth Hancock 12 years ago
Tom, Not to sound completely ignorant, but how exactly do I make certain my preferences are being saved when I close the application I have gone through the System Setting and User Settings and they d
Zaxwerks Reflector...Just Not Getting It
by Mark Santella 12 years ago
I own proanimator and 3d flag and have little problem with them. I have read the documentation on zaxwerks reflector and am still confused. Can someone walk me through or point me to a tutuorial on ho
Got it!
by Seth Hancock 12 years ago
Thanks Matt! Now it makes sense and seems very easy to use and create some great reflections. I appreciate your quick response. SethOpportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overal
Green Screen shoot location
by Trey Eckles 12 years ago
Hi guys, I have been looking for a place to shoot my green screen footage, but I have not found a big enough place to rent that will not break the bank. Here is my situation: I am going to be shooting
Re: Green Screen shoot location
by Seth Hancock 12 years ago
Trey, If you are 45 minutes north of ATL have you thought about finding one of those huge churches in Chattanowhere The great thing about shooting at a church with the stage is that they also have som
QT playback issue - Help!
by Seth Hancock 12 years ago
Hey all, I have never experienced this before and am having trouble finding help. Hopefully, someone can help here. I was given some files of some green screen shots that I want to composite key over
Re: QT playback issue - Help!
by Seth Hancock 12 years ago
To Arnie - VERY FUNNY!!! To Rafael - Yeah, the Mac Book Pro has AE and Shake on it. I don't have and am not going to install FCP on the Mac Book Pro at this point. That's why I asked to get a new disc
AE 6.5 vs CS3
by Michael Black FCP 12 years ago
I'm the first to admit that I'm long-overdue for an update of both software and hardware, but I just want to know if this is the cause of what problem I'm encountering. I'm using keylight (version1.0v
Re: AE 6.5 vs CS3
by Seth Hancock 12 years ago
Michael, There is an update to Keylight too. It can be found on The Foundry's site. www.thefoundry.co.uk. It probably won't help with your issue re: footage, however, it is always nice to have the mos
What do I need?
by matthew rivlin 12 years ago
I have recently updated to version 2.0 of my demo reel and feel it is slightly better then before, yet still has something to be desired. I have just graduated with a 4 year degree from the University
Re: What do I need?
by Seth Hancock 12 years ago
Matthew, First off, congratulations on graduating from Mizzu! I wish you the best of luck in this exciting time. With regards to your reel. I think you have some good jumping off points with which to
Microdolly gear?
by Jason Jenkins 12 years ago
I'm looking into getting a jib arm and a dolly. I've never seen the Microdolly stuff in person, but it looks pretty impressive on their website. Anyone here have any experience with Microdolly gear I
Re: Microdolly gear?
by Seth Hancock 12 years ago
Jason, I cannot answer the question about a jib as we always rent a professional one for commercial shoots. However, I can clearly talk about some cost-effective dolly solutions. We priced Micro Dolly
Video Schmutz Issue - WHY????
by Seth Hancock 12 years ago
Hey all, I have a quick question regarding something that happens very, very rarely but is a MASSIVE annoyance. I am working on a comp with some keyed footage and a back plate and I am getting this ki
Re: Video Schmutz Issue - WHY????
by Seth Hancock 12 years ago
It is not. I was thinking about going into AE and telling it that it is interlaced footage and seeing what happens then. I am outputting some TV spots to Beta for delivery by tomorrow now and will be
Chroma Key Channel Issues
by Seth Hancock 12 years ago
Hey, I recently spot something with a very well-lit and even green screen and am in post working on the keying elements of this video. We shot it on a Panasonic SDX-900 with a huge green screen, lots
Re: Chroma Key Channel Issues
by Seth Hancock 12 years ago
Kevin, I saw that and that's what I was really going for here. However, when I preview out on my broadcast monitor, I am getting a lot of schmutz around my principals face as well as in his jeans. So,
Any ideas how to fix this?
by Seth Hancock 13 years ago
Hey all, Ok. I have a serious problem that is even baffling the people at AJA. I have FCP Studio 2 on an Intel Mac (Duo 3.0, 8gbs Ram) and an Io installed. I was having some major problems with Combus
Re: Any ideas how to fix this? FINALLY AN ANSWER!
by Seth Hancock 13 years ago
Bob, Sorry for the delay but I just saw your response. I cannot begin to tell you what happened. I, too, hate the "Voodoo" stuff and this really seemed like it. Normally, I can view what is in my FCP
Recent podcast awards posting - REALLY DISAPPOINTED!
by Seth Hancock 13 years ago
Ron and Kathlyn, How is this happening I have been a long, long, long time subscriber and poster to the COW and purposely didn't send you anything as a press release when the show I host "Doing Indy"
Re: Recent podcast awards posting - REALLY DISAPPOINTED!
by Seth Hancock 13 years ago
Jon, No worries! I was just not aware that they wanted this type of thing... here. And, I have no problem promoting our show and getting the word out. I just never knew that we could do something like
News: "Rest of Everest" Podcast Nominated For Best Video Podcast
by Cow News Droid 13 years ago
(Fort Collins, CO) A video podcast about a Colorado climber's journey to the summit of Everest has recently been nominated for "Best Video Podcast" in the 3rd annual Podcast Awards. In the groundbreak
Re: News: "Rest of Everest" Podcast Nominated For Best Video Podcast
by Seth Hancock 13 years ago
How is this happening I have been a long, long, long time subscriber and poster to the COW and purposely didn't send you anything as a press release when the show I host "Doing Indy" was nominated too
Possible new Forums for Imagineer Systems?
by Seth Hancock 13 years ago
Herd, Can we expect to see Monet, Mokey, Motor and Mocha forums here soon Or at least a generic Imagineer Systems forum. Thanks for all you do. Peace, SethOpportunity is missed by most people because
Re: Possible new Forums for Imagineer Systems?
by Ronald Lindeboom 13 years ago
We did once have an Imagineer mokey monet forum but it failed to generate the traffic needed to meet the minimum standards that we have to keep a forum active. We may someday look at adding them again
Critique Please
by flashNet 13 years ago
It's my first demo reel so your critical assessment would be greatly appreciated. http: www.flashmind.net reel.html
Re: Critique Please
by Seth Hancock 13 years ago
Well, I will comment too since only one person gave you honest feedback. Yes, most of your work was done by following tuts on the COW. Then you used the Dean Velez tutorials about sky and lightning tw
Firewire Conflict - Looking for advice
by Seth Hancock 13 years ago
Hey all, I have searched the posts and found some answers regarding my topic but nothing complete so I wanted to post here. I recently picked up an Io and am using it to capture DVCPro 50 as well as p
Re: Firewire Conflict - Looking for advice
by Seth Hancock 13 years ago
We have ordered a card and hopefully this will remedy the situation. Thanks for your help. SethOpportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas A. Edi
Sorenson
by Dan Sherman 14 years ago
Hearing a lot about Sorenson software as a way to get superior-looking video for web with files that are small and load smartly. Pricey though! Is this software worth the cost,---are there alternative
Re: Sorenson
by Seth Hancock 14 years ago
Seth Hancock wrote: I use Sorenson to output as Flash, Quicktime and Windows Media. I absolutely love it. It is worth the money. Obviously, I use Sorenson. I was just trying to provide the fellow wit
New Particles for Combustion 4 (not recognizing)
by Seth Hancock 14 years ago
Alan (et al.), I remember reading about some libraries being modified to work with C4. I initially emailed you about it and you responded with the link to the newly modified updated libraries that wer
Re: New Particles for Combustion 4 (not recognizing)
by Seth Hancock 14 years ago
I realized after really looking into the particles. Combustion takes the new emitters and places them in their existing folders. There are no new folders created as in the stand alone of pI3. That's w
DVCAM or Beta SX
by Seth Hancock 14 years ago
Hey all, This is my first post to THIS forum so please be gentle... :) I am in the process of purchasing a moderately priced broadcast camera. I am currently looking at either a DSR-450 or any of Sony
Re: DVCAM or Beta SX
by Seth Hancock 14 years ago
Thanks for the reply. I thought it was the pretty even and I appreciate the insight to the SX format. Looks like the DSR-450 is on the list as a purchase. Sethwordtoyomutha
Removing a refrigerator hum
by Seth Hancock 15 years ago
Hi all, I just recently discovered this forum and have to say that this is a great tool. I have been doing a relatively nice job in post of cleaning up dissecting my audio but have run into a little p
Re: Removing a refrigerator hum
by Seth Hancock 15 years ago
Thanks guys. Your information is great and I recently picked up the SoundSoap and love it! I will have to try and work out the reverb issue. I greatly appreciate all of your feedback. Take care. Sethw
ACEDVio Question
by wasteland 15 years ago
I have a Dell dimension 3000, Premier pro 1.5, and Canopus ACEDVio. My question is, is it possible to capture video to an external fire wire hard disk and if so does it matter what kind of external ha
Re: ACEDVio Question
by Seth Hancock 15 years ago
Are you talking about capturing directly from the camera or from the computer. If you are trying to capture from the computer to an external hard drive the you will somehow need a device that triggers
Desperate Rendering Help Needed - PLEASE
by Seth Hancock 15 years ago
Hey all, I am having an issue that has NEVER occured before. I am creating a Pilot for a local television show. I was rendering as an MPG2 and about one minute into the render I received a memory erro
Re: Desperate Rendering Help Needed - PLEASE
by Seth Hancock 15 years ago
I will give it a try and let you know. Thanks again for the quick reply.wordtoyomutha
Creating a Rubber Stamp
by Seth Hancock 15 years ago
Hi all, I have tried searching the posts before asking this question. I know it is a simple one but I am having a hard time creating this look. I want to create a Rubber Stamp look to use in a video.
Re: Creating a Rubber Stamp
by Seth Hancock 15 years ago
Jeff, Thanks for the information. I tried it and it looked great! I kept trying to use the "roughen edges" effect under sketch or stylize (I forget which one) but the noise looked great. Thanks again.
Interlaced video or DV compression?
by aeternata 15 years ago
Here is a close up of a portion of DV I recently captured: http: www.alphalink.com.au badja example.jpg This frame was exported from Adobe Premiere. Can anyone explain what these horizontal lines are
Re: Interlaced video or DV compression?
by Seth Hancock 15 years ago
Hey there, I shoot entirely in DV and have this problem frequently. I spent the money for an AE Combustion Plug-In called Fields Kit from RE:Vision Effects. www.revisionfx.com I know it is an extra st
Alan, any luck with Combustion?
by Seth Hancock 15 years ago
I know Combustion already has the PI2 engine built in but Combustion is on version 4 and there are no new changes to the PI engine. I know this has more to do w Autodesk than you but I was wondering s
Re: Alan, any luck with Combustion?
by Seth Hancock 15 years ago
Thanks Alan. Maybe Discreet will get their act together and update this since there have been some great particles created since V2. I'll keep watching. Sethwordtoyomutha
Need lower thirds help
by Seth Hancock 15 years ago
Hi all, I was reading Richard Harrington's book on Photoshop for NLE. I went to page 109 to read about creating a lower third. I followed the process step by step but am still coming up with crappy re
Re: Need lower thirds help
by Seth Hancock 15 years ago
Thanks Richard. I will give it a try later. I assumed it prepped the .PSD for exporting into AE. Sorry for making that assumption. I do thoroughly enjoy the book. Thanks for the clarification. Sethwor
newbie needs help determining Decklink card... please help
by Seth Hancock 15 years ago
Hi all, I have been reading about Decklink cards for a couple of months now and still a little confused. I have been using AE Pro, PP 1.5 and Combustion for some time now and have been content with my
Re: newbie needs help determining Decklink card... please help
by Seth Hancock 15 years ago
Thanks for the information guys. This is the kind of stuff I needed to know. I just wanted to make certain I was capturing and recording the best possible way. Once I make the move to digibeta then I
Sonic ReelDVD or DVDA3
by Seth Hancock 15 years ago
I have used DVDA to master my DVDs for some time now but have always felt like certain things were missing like animating buttons, having more flexibility with the menus, etc. I started researching So
Re: Sonic ReelDVD or DVDA3
by Seth Hancock 15 years ago
I should have been a little more clear about my concerns or request. I am looking to create an interactive DVD like the old game Dragon's Lair where the person watching can affect the outcome of what
Canon GL2 Outdoor Shooting... Please Help
by Seth Hancock 15 years ago
Hi all, I am working on a new video project and, thank God, I have had some time to practice a little before the big day (May 28th). I am used to shooting with this in a VERY controlled environment wi
Re: Canon GL2 Outdoor Shooting... Please Help
by Seth Hancock 15 years ago
Don, I tried what you stated and... WOW! What a difference! This is exactly the problem I was having and this fixed it. Thank you for the advice. I have set this as my CP now and will use this from no
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