Skip Hall: Activity About Images

Operated FD MetroNet Channel for +/- 5 years. Included producing training videos & PSAs, using Premiere. Started small video production business a few years ago. MacAddict son-in-law made me switch to Mac and FCP. Good move, thought... until Apple pulled the FCP rug from under us with "iMovie-Pro."
Member Since:
June 1st 2006
35 Posts
Location:
Tidewater, Virginia
Limits of "Capture Now"
by Tucker Quenette 9 years ago
Hi all, Just doing some "Capture Now" and got to wondering how long I could capture before a problem might come up. The footage is non-essential, but over 2 hours long. I am hoping to prevent any time
Re: Limits of "Capture Now"
by Skip Hall 9 years ago
I've had better success using Capture Now, and never have any real problems with sync, TC, or anything, unless it's related to dropouts on the tape. On the other hand, whenever we have tried to use Lo
Fixing recorded audio-speaking engagement
by Skip Hall 9 years ago
I recently shot a high school commencement ceremony. The so-called "professional" audio guy I was getting my audio feed from, had some kind of equipment glitch which resulted in eight or ten (for lack
Re: Fixing recorded audio-speaking engagement
by Skip Hall 9 years ago
Many thanks to all who took the time to contribute to helping me fix my audio! I think Craig is really on the right track, and I may follow through on that with future projects like this. Having a ded
GL1 switched aspect ratio, mid shoot! WTF?
by Skip Hall 9 years ago
Sorry for the long post, folks... but I don't know how to "briefly" explain this phenomena. Just shot a wedding with my elderly, but always reliable GL1 (Camera #2 of 3). Upon capturing the footage in
Re: GL1 switched aspect ratio, mid shoot! WTF?
by Skip Hall 9 years ago
I'm surprised I never got a single reply to this post. I guess it was too long, or maybe too weird. Anyway, I think I solved the mystery of the changing aspect ratios. My camera operator didn't change
help identifying a font
by Skip Hall 10 years ago
I apologize if there's a better forum for this post, but I need some "font experts" to look this logo over, and see if anyone can tell me what font the words "video productions" are written in. I thou
Re: help identifying a font
by Skip Hall 10 years ago
Oh, sorry. It was a font called Van Dijk. I recognized the name immediately once I saw it. That "What the Font" thing at MyFonts is the bomb! It took about five minutes to go through the process, then
Titling Plugins?
by dave rawson 11 years ago
I'm an AVID editor transitioning to FCP. So far I'm really dissapointed with FCP's titling. Besides going into Live Type or Motion, are there any cool titling plugins out there that people are using T
Re: Titling Plugins?
by Skip Hall 10 years ago
Hi Walter, I apologize again if I'm off-topic, but I'm under a bit of a deadline and have already read two entire threads looking for an answer to this. I'm making a credit roll in FCP using Boris Tit
Rotate your Canvas
by Zachary Hollifield 11 years ago
Hi, I've been slowly migrating to a wacom tablet for some design elements and came across this issue... How the heck do you rotate your canvas! ! You know, as if you were drawing on a piece of paper.
Re: Rotate your Canvas
by Skip Hall 10 years ago
Okay! I give! How the H--L does one Theo van Laar "use the ruler to calculate (and apply) for you the degrees of rotation you need to get a line strainght horizontal... " I've been searching and keywo
Help Identifying Two Lav Mics, Please
by Skip Hall 10 years ago
Hello everyone. If I'm mis-posting this, I apologize, but my hope is that one of you audio professionals can identify these two lavaliere microphones for me. I just acquired them in a camera purchase,
Re: Help Identifying Two Lav Mics, Please
by Skip Hall 10 years ago
Thanks for the input, fellas. I'll try calling AT in Stow, and see if I can email them the photos. I hesitate to call manufacturers these days, because it's usually so hard to get a real human on the
Event Communications
by Skip Hall 13 years ago
I apologize in advance if this is off-topic for this forum. Please redirect me if necessary. Has anyone had any experience with Eartec comms systems I need to replace our low-end Radio Shack beltpacks
Re: Event Communications
by Skip Hall 13 years ago
Hi Matte! You are a fellow after my heart! I am always looking for alternative solutions that actually WORK! Would it be possible for you to email me a few photos to accompany your assembly instructio
Control of over exposure, GL1, XL1
by Skip Hall 13 years ago
I shoot dance recitals and school plays, with an XL1 and a GL1. They usually light these events with everything they have hanging on the rack, and control of the lights is virtually never under my sup
Re: Control of over exposure, GL1, XL1
by Skip Hall 13 years ago
Don, When you shoot dance recitals and such in Spotlight mode, what do you do about focus Autofocus is too unsteady, and trying to keep focused manually is murder. Any suggestions on that BTW: your ot
Has Canon sorted the FCP sync problem yet?
by iMan 14 years ago
Has Canon sorted the FCP sync problem yet or has Apple sorted it I know a few years back when I had an XL1 and FCP4 they were simply incompatible due to the fact that Canon (unlike DVCAM) does not loc
Re: Has Canon sorted the FCP sync problem yet?
by Skip Hall 13 years ago
I don't know about that "seasoned professionals" thing, but thanks for your input, Xeeb. Checking the audio setting is a good suggestion. When I have a problem, I always start with the "braindead" sol
XL-1, GL-1 audio & video dropouts
by Skip Hall 13 years ago
Sorry in advance for the long post. I shoot school plays and dance recitals with a recently serviced XL-1 and a GL-1 that was in for factory service just before I acquired it. Is it normal (with Canon
Re: XL-1, GL-1 audio & video dropouts
by Skip Hall 13 years ago
Thx, Thax. I guess striping the tape IS a waste of time. I tell myself that I do it to eliminate any chance of timecode breaks, but as long as we don't rewind and play during a shoot (which we never h
apple pro training?
by Meeroo Sareew 13 years ago
With Final Cut Studio HD I got Final Cut Studio DVD Tutorial which was quite useful for introduction with softwares. At the and of tutorial, I tried to find more about it, but it turns out that Apple
Re: apple pro training?
by Skip Hall 13 years ago
I have found the Hands-on-Training site from www.lynda.com to be most useful. Larry Jordan's "Final Cut Pro 5" is published by lynda.com, and is my primary desk reference book. It comes with a DVD of
Multiclip Audio
by Don Greening 13 years ago
Can someone point me to the correct page in the manual please Using FCP 5.0.4. I want to know whether or not I can listen to all audio tracks in a multiclip at the same time while I cut between video
Re: Multiclip Audio
by Skip Hall 13 years ago
I've used Multiclip for a couple of projects, and really do love it. But I need to better understand what it is doing to my audio. I shoot school plays and dance recitals too, and can rarely ever coun
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