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Stef Allan

Member Since:
March 31st 2009
52 Posts
LUT problem upgrading to Premiere 2019
by Stef Allan 8 months ago
Hello, I have just upgraded to Premiere 2019 and the LUT is not reconnecting. As a result, any work in Lumetri applies to the flat image. I can load the LUT into the Lumetri control (either through Ba
Re: LUT problem upgrading to Premiere 2019
by Ann Bens 8 months ago
Make sure the luts are in the correct directory. https: forums.adobe.com docs DOC-9935 ----------------------------------------------- Adobe Certified Expert Premiere Pro CS2 CS6 CC Adobe Community Pr
Equipment needs
by Stef Allan 4 years ago
Hello, I have been looking for this information on the site but unable to find it. I have no problem if someone points me to a great resource which I expected to find but haven't yet. I haven't worked
Premiere render/export issues
by Stef Allan 4 years ago
Hello, I've just encountered a render export issue with Premiere Pro 9.0.1. It seems like Premiere is rendering creating lower-resolution (certainly lower-quality) renders in some situations. When I t
Re: Premiere render/export issues
by Ivan Myles 4 years ago
Stef Allan "export settings (I am not exporting using previews)" Uncheck "Enable Smart Rendering codec" in the export settings. You are currently encoding the preview files. Your sequence uses square
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Stef Allan liked this 4 years ago
JVC GY-HM710U Firmware
by Jeremiah Gould 6 years ago
Can anyone confirm what is the latest firmware for the GY-HM710U According to the JVC Pro firmware upgrade webpage, the 700 series' current is 0303. The camera I have lists 0101 has its installed firm
Re: JVC GY-HM710U Firmware
by Stef Allan 6 years ago
Bump this topic. I'm looking for firmware for the 750.
JVC GY-HM750E horrible noise in footage
by Craig Ricker 9 years ago
Hi there, Our company recently purchased a GY-HM750E. The camera has beautiful form factor, but we have noticed that it has very very poor low light ability (small chips, so we'll say thats fine). BUT
Re: JVC GY-HM750E horrible noise in footage
by Stef Allan 6 years ago
Check your gamma curve. There is much more noise on different gamma settings than others. Breakup in dark tones is definitely an issue for this camera but I recommend you get away from film or cinema
Best SD cards for GY-HM750U?
by Stef Allan 6 years ago
Our newsroom uses the JVC 750s and we've been having some problems with SanDisk class 10 cards. Like you see here: http: www.bhphotovideo.com bnh controller home O=&sku=868906&gclid=CN26kICShL4CFXIF7A
Re: Best SD cards for GY-HM750U?
by Brian Carney 6 years ago
I've used many of the SanDisk cards (all class 10) and have never had a problem. I've also used PNY cards http: www.bhphotovideo.com c product 1016075-REG pny_technologies_p_sdh32u1h_ge_32gb_elite_sdh
Authoring question DVDSP
by Stef Allan 7 years ago
Hello, I am authoring a project in DVDSP but am running into a problem. This is an instructional DVD with about 75 clips, each with a lesson ranging from 1 to 4 minutes. Individual lessons apply to va
Re: Authoring question DVDSP
by Alex Asp 7 years ago
It doesn't work because you can't have two consecutive commands in the same script. Once the first command is executed the next command is ignored. If the first command cannot be executed the script g
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Stef Allan liked this 7 years ago
Security tape footage
by Stef Allan 7 years ago
I'm working on a project that uses security tape footage (Intellex) and am wondering if anyone knows an effective way to convert that into something useable in FCP. Thank you
Re: Security tape footage
by Mark Suszko 7 years ago
The last time I had to work with something like this, the easiest thing was to go to the original recorder with a scan converter to get it's output as a single stream, onto another recorder. But there
After Effects Web Training
by Stef Allan 7 years ago
Hi, I'm a Final Cut editor wanting to expand my skill set into After Effects. I have an opportunity to take some training classes. Does anyone have recommendations for the best web classes out there T
Re: After Effects Web Training
by John Cuevas 7 years ago
There's a bunch of links at Getting started with After Effects (CS4, CS5, CS5.5, CS6, & CC). Two of them are free online training, including a long series here at the Cow. Also I find the Lynda.com tu
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Stef Allan liked this 7 years ago
Smooth out background matte
by Stef Allan 7 years ago
Hello, I'm trying to create a background matte for a presentation I shot. I'd like it to be nice and smooth over the course of the whole frame but can't figure out how to do it. What I've done so far
Re: Smooth out background matte
by Mark Suszko 7 years ago
Pay it forward, and help someone else when you can.
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Stef Allan liked this 7 years ago
Smooth out background matte
by Stef Allan 7 years ago
I posted this in FCP forum but might work here. Trying to create a matte a background from one clean strip. We shot a presentation with presenter and screen and I want to matte out the screen. Here's
Re: Smooth out background matte
by Jonathan Ziegler 7 years ago
In photoshop, use Add Noise, monochromatic, about 10% at most. Save early. Save often. Jonathan Ziegler www.electrictiger.com 520-360-8293
Problems with Text in transcode
by Stef Allan 7 years ago
I'm baffled. A clip on a client's website became corrupted so we are sending them a brand new h.264 compression of the clip to post. The problem is that while the action in the clip looks fine seeming
Re: Problems with Text in transcode
by Stef Allan 7 years ago
I agree that it doesn't look great. Remember, it's an SD clip. Also, these are just zoomed screenshots of the clip. I transcoded to h.264 through Compressor and did not have the same problem. I think
Worker's Comp and Insurance
by Stef Allan 8 years ago
I'm a freelance cameraman and have to sign an independent contractor agreement for a job. What is the responsibility for worker's comp I am not incorporated and want to be covered however I should be.
Re: Worker's Comp and Insurance
by Chris Tompkins 8 years ago
It just means YOU are responsible for any damage to YOU, not them. But like mentioned here already, get insurance. You can get a basic Production liability coverage plan for cheap if you do not own an
Video Production Rate Card Best Practices
by Nathan DuPriest 8 years ago
Hey Everyone, I'm the Creative Director for a TV station in Virginia, USA and I'm looking to potentially overhaul our production rate card. However, in order to keep it fair, yet profitable, I just ha
Re: Video Production Rate Card Best Practices
by Stef Allan 8 years ago
This thread is in serious need of a dissenting opinion. Sure, there are standards that you use. But you want to decide what you consider your "standard" package. A dolly and a jib Depends on the dolly
5D Mark III HDMI output
by Stef Allan 8 years ago
I've been looking everywhere trying to find out whether the new camera outputs a clean 1080 signal from its HDMI jack while recording. Even just an HD signal of some sort. This is a hugely important f
Re: 5D Mark III HDMI output
by Stef Allan 8 years ago
This is what I thought...thank you.
Quick Release Systems
by Stef Allan 8 years ago
I'm looking to use a quick release system across any compact camcorders or DSLRs that I might use. Does anyone have any recommendation as to the best systems It seems like Manfrotto makes a few differ
Looking into a Mac Pro
by Stef Allan 9 years ago
Hello, I am a camera operator by trade but in the past few years I have been picking up more and more offline editing jobs, as well as projects that I produce and then edit myself. I've previously bee
Re: Looking into a Mac Pro
by Jeff Meyer 9 years ago
If you're looking to get into a box that will grow with you as a Final Cut editor I would say get a 8 core and the ATi 5870. You can skimp on RAM for now with the intention of buying more as money all
Cinema Tools oops. I need to revert back to 60P
by Stef Allan 9 years ago
We shot some 60P footage and I conformed it to 30P in Cinema Tools. But now I want to go back and make it real-time again. I don't see the option to "conform to 60P" in Cinema Tools. What do I need to
Re: Cinema Tools oops. I need to revert back to 60P
by Stef Allan 9 years ago
Has Cinema Tools duplicated the footage That's the issue...I accidentally did this on the original file. Am I missing something Thanks, Stef
Jib Operator
by Stef Allan 9 years ago
Hello, I'm budgeting a project and would like to include a jib. Problem is, I am not sure how much to budget for the jib or for the operator. Any recommendations on a day rate to include in the budget
Re: Jib Operator
by Stef Allan 9 years ago
Thanks, good info. Got some from another source...source quoted a bunch more than this for the operator, but it was still quite a bit less than I had anticipated.
Internal Drive Space
by Stef Allan 9 years ago
Hello, I'm sorry if this is a redundant post but I did a couple searches and couldn't quite find an equivalent question. Here's my issue: I was lazy and put a ton of RAW image files, video clips, and
Re: Internal Drive Space
by Stef Allan 9 years ago
Thank you, Stef
5D batteries
by Stef Allan 9 years ago
Hello, I bought my 5D for video use last year, but to this point I've mostly used it for pictures of my new baby. Now it's time for it to get to work. I want to pick up a good set of batteries for the
Re: 5D batteries
by Stef Allan 9 years ago
Thank you.
Best CF Cards
by Stef Allan 9 years ago
Hello, I'm looking to buy some more CF cards for my 5D. What difference does the speed make I'm currently using SanDisk ExtremePro 90Mb s cards but I feel like that may be overkill. I have heard that
Re: Best CF Cards
by Bob Dix 9 years ago
Hardly overkill , We use SanDisk 8GB 60mb s * 400x , even the Extreme IV UDMA 45MB s 300x are good, and we use 10 of these. Do not try the ULTRA II it is too slow. The jellow on panning horizontally i
Remote Cameras
by Stef Allan 9 years ago
Hello, I've been trying to do research on this and have found out a lot about equipment but have had a hard time finding information on putting this into practice. I'm going to be working on a show th
Pre-production for color correction in post
by Stef Allan 9 years ago
Hello, I'm not sure if this is the right forum to post in but it seems like it might make sense. I'm working as a consultant with a DP to set up the look for a reality show that I will not be editing.
Re: Pre-production for color correction in post
by Todd Kopriva 9 years ago
I'll echo Walter's sentiment. The big danger in using 4:2:0 (from an effects and compositing standpoint) is that you have far less color information available for any post-processing. ----------------
XDCAM export to disk
by Stef Allan 10 years ago
Hello, Posting this in both the PDW forum and the Final Cut forum because I think that it could apply either place. I'm having a problem writing XDCAM clips back to a disk. We shot some car mount foot
Re: XDCAM export to disk
by Stef Allan 10 years ago
Thanks for all the help. The exact same settings worked just fine on another computer, so that's how we're doing it right now. The question at this point is why there would be the VBR vs. CBR problem
HVX200 not reading Firestore
by Stef Allan 10 years ago
I just received my HVX200 back from repair (the FireWire port was not working at all) and immediately began to test it. The FireWire port was replaced and is definitely sending information to the Fire
Re: HVX200 not reading Firestore
by Stef Allan 10 years ago
All of the sudden it started working with the same settings--that's how it goes, right
HVX200 Firewire out problem
by Stef Allan 11 years ago
Hello, I'm having a problem with my HVX200's firewire out port, in that it doesn't seem to be working. I'm having problems both with using it to capture DV tapes into Final Cut Pro as well as using it
HVX capture problems
by Stef Allan 11 years ago
I'm using my HVX as a miniDV deck with Final Cut Pro. Perhaps this should be in the DVX forum, but I'll post it here. My computer is having problems recognizing the camera. The laptop (MacBook Pro) do
Re: HVX capture problems
by Heather Bailey 11 years ago
I'm having the same issue just trying to capture from my HVX and it's the only device plugged into my MBP. Any suggestions
HDX900 DVCPro output
by Stef Allan 11 years ago
We're having problems outputting directly from the camera to FCP. Everything is coming in at 60P when we shot most of the stuff at 24P (all 720). Is this an issue where the DVCPro Out of the camera is
Re: HDX900 DVCPro output
by Ernie Santella 11 years ago
The camera records at 720p 59.94 no matter what frame rate you set it to. (24, 30 or 60) The camera does the 24 to 60 pulldown internally when it records. I'm not sure how you do the extraction if you
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