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Stacy Formby

Member Since:
August 2nd 2005
84 Posts
Matching an FS-5 to a FS-5 MII? Which one to buy?
by Stacy Formby 2 years ago
So this new upgrade has come at a bad time, personally. We have an FS5 and were just about to pull the trigger on a second FS5, so we'd have two. Now, not sure what to buy. The new one is actually che
Re: Matching an FS-5 to a FS-5 MII? Which one to buy?
by Stacy Formby 2 years ago
I'm going to go for the MII then. I agree, it's probably no biggie over all.
Slow exports in Premiere Pro, looking for best practices
by Stacy Formby 3 years ago
Hello! I am trying to move to PP from FCP7. Right now, I'm using CS6 but will move to the cloud version at some point. I've read about how exporting is different (i.e., no by reference movies). I am t
Re: Slow exports in Premiere Pro, looking for best practices
by Stacy Formby 3 years ago
Yep. The blog post above is what I used to setup my Pro Res workflow. Works great! After researching, I think there is a bug in CS6 that prevents the previews from working. Another online user found a
Teleprompter suggestions?
by Stacy Formby 5 years ago
Does anyone have ideas on lightweight, easy to setup Prompter solutions After years of hiring this job out when we need it, I think its time to look at getting a rig ourselves. We're Mac and iPad folk
Re: Teleprompter suggestions?
by James Dow 5 years ago
I hav an old beam splitter Prompter hood. The old monitor is a perfect "tray" for my iPad. I use the Teleprompt + app, which allows me to import scripts as text files. I can control it from my iPhone.
What EX1 firmware version to use large cards?
by Stacy Formby 6 years ago
I am renting a EX1 next week for a shoot, to add to our two EX1Rs. What minimum firmware version does an EX1 have to have in order to use 64GB SXDC cards in adapters I'm going to ask the rental house
Re: What EX1 firmware version to use large cards?
by Stacy Formby 6 years ago
Thanks for the inof! Can I use 64GB cards in adapters with firmware 1.11
XDCAM EX or Pro Res for faster renders?
by Stacy Formby 7 years ago
I have a long form project (12 hours of XDCAM EX1R footage) that I edited in FCP 6. I have the footage in an XDCAM EX 30 timeline. It is taking forever to render out (there is a color correction filte
Re: XDCAM EX or Pro Res for faster renders?
by Fraser Walker 7 years ago
Hi Stacy. I work with EX1 footage all the time and I always convert it before I import to FCP. Use MPEG Streamclip to convert it to ProRes 422 before you start cutting it. The converted files will be
Looking to upgrade, is EX1R for me?
by Stacy Formby 8 years ago
Hello all. We are looking to upgrade from our much-loved used Z1Us. We have mainly corporate clients (event coverage, overviews, training, etc.) I have been eyeing getting two EX1Rs. More and more, we
Re: Looking to upgrade, is EX1R for me?
by Stacy Formby 8 years ago
Thank you all for your response. I think we're leaning towards two EX1Rs. The change to all digital is not without worries. There have been many times when tape has saved us on a shoot, and its an eas
FS: Media 100i XS
by Stacy Formby 11 years ago
Media 100i XS, Vincent board, breakout box, v 7 software. Make offer. stacy-at-independent-media.com
Replace Clip...
by Dan Nethery 12 years ago
In After Effects I can select a clip in the timeline, then click and drag a clip from the bin wile holding ALT and drop it on the selected clip in the timeline. It will replace the clip and keep all o
Re: Replace Clip...
by Stacy Formby 12 years ago
Make sure you've changed your Expose settings first if you want to use F11. Otherwise, all your windows will go whooshing away. (Clicking the blue Replace edit squares or dragging the new clip to the
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Help Please! FCP text keeps on changing even tho details are the same.
by steve teak 12 years ago
HI, I am having a very strange problem here. G5 2.5 quad ppc 4gb FCP 5.1.4. IN my time line I have text created with simply FCP text function controls. Use is for text keywords. Over the last couple o
Re: Solved or workaround to fonts in FCP - handy tip!
by Stacy Formby 12 years ago
I've been having this EXACT same problem with American Typewriter. I have tons of bulleted text items that are using the Regular weight. When I quit and restart FCP, some of those titles are now in Bo
Help! Need codec advice for Windows Media Player
by Stacy Formby 12 years ago
I have completed a video in Final Cut Pro for a client who is going to use a computer to play it at a trade show. He says he has Windows Media Player. I am trying to figure out the best codec to conve
Re: Help! Need codec advice for Windows Media Player
by Stacy Formby 12 years ago
Thanks for your help Craig. For some reason my brain wasn't considering upping the bitrate that much! I sent him one at 6000 mbit sec at 1280x720. Here's hoping it plays, because it really looks good
Rental house in Sacramento?
by Stacy Formby 12 years ago
A bit off topic, but any help appreciated. I have a shoot in Sacramento next month and I need to rent tripods and lighting from a reputable rental house. Anyone know of one, maybe near the airport
Re: Rental house in Sacramento?
by Kevin Brock 12 years ago
Don't know if you sorted this out on your own or not - seeing as how your original post is now almost a month old. But I'd go with ATV. (atv.net) We've used their services and gear many times before a
Hanging indent in FCP?
by Stacy Formby 12 years ago
I have a ton of bulleted lists to do for a project. I'm wondering if anyone knows of a plug-in that lets you typeset bulleted lists correctly -- with tabs. Right now, I'm using Outline Text, and I hav
Re: Hanging indent in FCP?
by Jerry Hofmann 12 years ago
Use Title 3D instead of the outline text tool... you can position things on a character by character basis, use tabbed columns and more... JerryApple Certified Trainer Author: "Jerry Hofmann on Final
Weird renders in FCP
by Berenger Capmany 12 years ago
Hello, Dear Forum, we have a problem... suddenly in long projects renders start to behave weirly..cross dissolves swaps (showing one field graphic on layer 2, field 2 video on layer 1) rendering the w
Re: Weird renders in FCP
by Stacy Formby 12 years ago
6.02 plus Pro Res plus embedded Motion files = horrible render problems for me, no one is alone in this. You're lucky you are at least getting renders. FCP bombs in the middle of all renders. If I lea
HDV Pal screwup -- how to handle?
by Stacy Formby 12 years ago
I hired some out of town producers to shoot an interview, and they shot some footage in Sony HDV Pal. Lovely. It imports via Firewire into FCP just fine. My question is, when it comes time to author a
Re: HDV Pal screwup -- how to handle?
by Russell Lasson 12 years ago
If you're finishing to 23.98, I'd use cinema tools to conform it from 25fps to 23.98. It will slow the footage down by something like 4%, but it will be smooth. If you're finishing to 29.97, then I'd
General Error rendering woes
by Stacy Formby 12 years ago
Boy, do I need some advice. I've been having horrible problems trying to render two different projects I'm working on (Pro Res, 1920x1080). When I try to render I get a General Error after a minute or
Re: General Error rendering woes
by Paul Dickin 12 years ago
Hi In my experience (somewhat limited. thankfully, and not with ProRes) , one cause of this is using source clips with either a dodgy frame rate, or with 'long' frames - which cause the frame rate not
A simple question...
by Dan Stevers 12 years ago
I feel dumb asking but I'd like to buy the standard decklink. All I want to do with it is preview my after effects projects on to my tv with good ole composite video and audio cables. It seems that de
Re: A simple question...
by Stacy Formby 12 years ago
I believe you can do this cheaply with the Intensity Pro. You hook the analog Y out to the composite input of the reference monitor.
Time code when capturing via HDMI & Intesnsity Pro?
by Todd Sansom 13 years ago
We are looking at getting either the Sony HDV deck: M15U or M25U and have heard conflicting reports regarding time code from the HDV tape transferring with the footage. The two "hearsay" are as follow
Re: Time code when capturing via HDMI & Intesnsity Pro?
by Stacy Formby 13 years ago
I just captured via my Sony m25u going out HDMI into the Intensity Pro. I used a firewire cable and "Firewire NTSC" device control setting under Audio Video settings in FInal Cut Pro. The audio and vi
NTSC to PAL question - Episode
by Stacy Formby 13 years ago
I'm using Episode to convert the assets for an NTSC DVD to a PAL DVD, and these are undoubtedly newbit questions on conversion. The video is a movie, shot at 24fps). This PAL version is just to give t
Re: NTSC to PAL question - Episode
by Craig Seeman 13 years ago
As others have pointed out, most PAL DVD players can play NTSC. Although I haven't done exactly what you're doing, you do seem to be getting some odd results. Your movie length shouldn't be changing .
AJA board question
by Stacy Formby 13 years ago
Can regular, non OEM AJA boards e made to work with the Media 100 I'm assuming the answer is yes, since the online store says to "call Media 100 to order Media 100 HDe without hardware and to review y
Re: AJA board question
by David Colantuoni 13 years ago
Yes, the PCI -X cards will work with Media 100. Give us a call and we will talk you though the sales options. Dave
OT: Archiving client projects
by Stacy Formby 13 years ago
I've got an off-topic question. I have a new client that I just did a 60 second spot for. Now that we're done, he's asking for the project files and media for the job (actually done in FCP, with some
Re: OT: Archiving client projects
by Stacy Formby 13 years ago
Thanks for the response. All of the footage was royalty free stock for this job, so I don't have any problem giving them those files. But I was just confirming that indeed, I own the edit and motion g
Closed captioning question
by Stacy Formby 13 years ago
Can anyone recommend a closed captioning service bureau Or is there a relatively inexpensive way to do this in-house Its a 20 minute video. If using a service bureau, I'm assuming we'd get back a quic
Re: Closed captioning question
by Greg Ball 13 years ago
Try these folks http: www.vitac.com I used the years ago while I ran the video operation of a major corporation. They are terrific to work with! Greg
Menu - 4x3 or 16x9
by Stacy Formby 13 years ago
In designing a menu for a SD disk with a widescreen anamorphic feature, should the menu be 4x3 or 16x9 Customer agrees that the letterboxing of the feature is "good" on 4x3, but wants the menu full si
Re: Menu - 4x3 or 16x9
by Stacy Formby 13 years ago
Is there no way to make the menu itself anamorphic, so that it auto-fits Using DVD Studio Pro, btw....
Which laptop is minimum for FCP?
by Stacy Formby 13 years ago
I am wanting to get a laptop for FCP editing. DV is our primary format. I have a 15" G4 iBook (1.2 ghz, I think). Would this be too pokey to run FCP I would use this for basic cutting, then use a desk
Re: Math
by Stacy Formby 13 years ago
One other question. I do have FCP 5.1. I'm assuming the license is for one computer, so I'd need to buy another copy for the laptop. If I was doing cuts only DV work, would a copy of Final Cut Express
SATA hard drive array
by Jim Eidt 14 years ago
Has anyone tried a full-on SATA HD solution with Media 100 HD, i.e. card, enclosure and drives M100 tech support says there were conflicts with SATA cards in G4s but they don't know about G5s. The spe
Re: SATA hard drive array
by Stacy Formby 14 years ago
What software did you use to strip the drives Did you use RAID 0
Chapter Markers in Bitvise?
by Stacy Formby 14 years ago
Can you export event stream chapter markers in Media 100 i 7.5 and have them show up in Bitvise 1.7 Anyone know the trick for this, or is my version of M100 too old
Re: Chapter Markers in Bitvise?
by Stacy Formby 14 years ago
Thanks for the info. I did run some tests and couldn't get it to work out of 7. 5 and into Bitvise. So I just used DVD Studio Pro to set the chapter markers. I'll try again on the next project and set
NAB musings
by Stacy Formby 14 years ago
Went to the Users Group meeting (although I was late.) Looks like three new configurations. Media 100 HD suite includes Boris Red and is $5995. Includes real-time HD to SD up and down conversions. Med
Re: NAB musings
by Stacy Formby 14 years ago
Bobby, upon pressing my original question further at the booth, its like 2 guys and some contract support. So no, its not even 10 engineers, and we can all scale our expectations accordingly. It could
Upgrading, which version, 6.5 or 7 ?
by Stacy Formby 14 years ago
This may seem like a strange question, but I have AE 6.0 Prof Version right now. I am a "light" user, but would like to learn more. To that end, I have borrowed the complete Total Training 6.5 DVDs fr
Re: Upgrading, which version, 6.5 or 7 ?
by Stacy Formby 14 years ago
Thanks for the advice. I doubt I'll get through all 47 hours, but we'll see. I got through most of the 4.1 training years ago. Are there any other training DVDs or books that are "must-haves" for lear
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