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Stephen Best

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January 1st 1970
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Distribute video on USB thumbdrive
by David Fortin 6 years ago
I have a client that wants to hand out USB thumbdrives with his videos on it. Has anyone done this with much success What type of file have you used Did you hear about many problems playing it There a
Re: Distribute video on USB thumbdrive
by Stephen Best 6 years ago
Perhaps it's just me, but I recall going to trade show and an exhibitor providing USB thumb drives which, we were told, contained and a PowerPoint presentation and documentation. Again, perhaps it's j
Does upgrading to Mavericks mess with FCP 7?
by Michael Reilly 6 years ago
Looking to upgrade to the latest OS. Has this upgrade affected any of y'all who use FCP 7 Thanks for your help
Re: Does upgrading to Mavericks mess with FCP 7?
by Stephen Best 6 years ago
No issues here with Mavericks and FCP7. Regards Stephen Best http: stephenbest.ca
Final Cut Pro 7 and Mavericks
by Adam Berch 6 years ago
Hi, Has anyone who has Mavericks been using Final Cut 7 without any problems I am using FCP Studio 3 and would like to upgrade to Mavericks, but I don't want to have any problems. Thanks in advance.
Re: Final Cut Pro 7 and Mavericks
by Stephen Best 6 years ago
Just upgraded to Mavericks (after cloning system drive) from Snow Leopard and everything seems to be working fine. Only quibble is that, so far, I can't upgrade Protools 10 to 11, which isn't yet comp
Converting audio files
by Stephen Best 7 years ago
I have some audio in a production that was recorded at 44.1 KHz rather than 48.0 KHz. I'd like to convert it to 48.0 KHz before exporting to Pro Tools. What might be the preferred method to do the con
Re: Converting audio files
by Stephen Best 7 years ago
Thanks for this, everyone. Regards Stephen Best http: stephenbest.ca
Future-proofing FCP7 (4K editing)
by Edwin Street 7 years ago
I found the topic below but no one was answering my question over here: http: forums.creativecow.net thread 8 1165095 Is there anyway to bring a topic back to the front page ...Anyhow, I enjoy using F
Re: Future-proofing FCP7 (4K editing)
by Stephen Best 7 years ago
I'm just finishing a project in FCP7, and will be moving to another platform, and company. Seems to me the choice is between Avid and Adobe, both are offered by companies committed to and dependent up
5D MK II or GH2 w/ Hack?
by Jeff Lester 8 years ago
I've already got my GH2, and I love it so far! The video quality is great, but it still lacks in a lot of different ways. I'm going to save up my money this summer and add to my video gear setup, and
Re: 5D MK II or GH2 w/ Hack?
by Stephen Best 8 years ago
I have a GH2 and will be shooting a feature film with it starting on 25 June--Saving Dinah. I wouldn't waste money on the Canon 5D MkII, not because it's not a truly fine camera that shoots great vide
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
by Todd Erwin 8 years ago
What are your thoughts on this camera for shooting a no-budget feature Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
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Re: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
by Stephen Best 8 years ago
Why are the hacks necessary A standard Lumix GH2 at 24 fps, which is what you need to use for features, records video at 24 Mbps. Use the various hacks available and you'll be recording at over 150 Mb
Suggestion for a complete DSLR camera package?
by daniel skaf 8 years ago
Hi, I have been using the Sony Z-1 for a long time. Although I love how easy it is to use film with it, I need to update. Any video camera that has the closest look as DSLR Camera on the range of $300
Re: Suggestion for a complete DSLR camera package?
by Stephen Best 8 years ago
Daniel, if it's any help what I've settled on would do well in your budget range. I use a Panasonic Lumix GH2 with hacks available from http: www.personal-view.com talks discussions. For sound, I use
t2i video advice
by Chris Barnes 9 years ago
Hi everyone. Just recently started shooting with the canon t2i and so far it's been a tough battle. I am using the kit lens and I feel that it's just not suited for what I'm shooting. I am a rep for a
Re: t2i video advice
by Stephen Best 9 years ago
Chris, while I know you're asking about shooting with a "t2i", the subtext is how to shoot motocross. In my view, the real work of making movies happens in the editing room. In this digital day and ag
FCP 7 for sale again
by Will Griffith 9 years ago
http: www.macrumors.com 2011 09 01 apple-puts-legacy-final-cut-pro-studio-back-on-sale
Re: FCP 7 for sale again
by Stephen Best 9 years ago
Back to the Future, it seems. Get 'em while they're hot. Regards Stephen Best http: stephenbest.ca
FCP 7 - wanted
by Colin Conroy 9 years ago
Final Cut 7 wanted or studio 3. Currently using 6 and would like to upgrade (but not not to X !!). Anyone have a copy of 7 or know where I can obtain it UK based.
Re: FCP 7 - wanted
by Stephen Best 9 years ago
Thanks for this, Bret. My question was probably not well stated. What I wanted to explore was the notion of not transferring my license and software, but rather keeping my software and merely letting
Making the Move to PPro or Media Composer
by Andrew Rice 9 years ago
Well, with the seemimg demise of FCP, I am considering not wasting any more time & $$$ with the program, except for the current short I am finishing in FCP 7. I have played with PremierePro and see th
Re: Making the Move to PPro or Media Composer
by Stephen Best 9 years ago
Gotta' say that the advice of continuing with FCP, Color, and the rest of the suite for the next few years makes enormous sense to me. In my experience, learning a new editing system is a week long co
ND filter changes tint
by Casey Petersen 9 years ago
Somewhere it was mentioned to me that if I am shooting video with my 60D outdoors in bright sunlight, and if I wanted to keep the iris open wide to preserve a narrow depth of field, I should use a neu
Re: ND filter changes tint
by Stephen Best 9 years ago
Casey, when you say, "everything has a reddish tint to it, and changing the white balance does not fix it" do you mean that if you set the ND filter and aperture that if you set your white balance off
Install Final Cut Pro X today.
by Stephen Best 9 years ago
I encourage everyone to download and install Final Cut Pro X as soon as possible. I advise this not because X is better than 7, but rather because I don't like to try the 1.0 versions of any software.
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Jeremy Martens liked this 9 years ago
Re: Install Final Cut Pro X today.
by Stephen Best 9 years ago
"Final Cut Pro 7 still works just like it did yesterday and will for some time to come." How true. How true. Nobody in the audience cares about the editing software. Regards Stephen Best http: stephen
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Best wide-angle lens for Panasonic GH2?
by Steven Belcher 9 years ago
Like everyone else who owns one I'm sure... I'm trying very hard to find a REASONABLY priced wide-angle lens that would work with the GH2. I'm willing to buy whatever mount necessary, so it doesn't ha
Re: Best wide-angle lens for Panasonic GH2?
by Stephen Best 9 years ago
Too soon to say if it's the "Best wide-angle lens for Panasonic GH2", but I just bought a 6.5mm f 1.9 Wollensack Cine-Raptar on eBay. I believe it's a "C" mount lens, but that's not for sure. When it
Shut Up
by Roger Bansemer 10 years ago
I'm really getting tired of people in the broadcast industry telling me how much better and more professional every other video editing program out there is so much better than what I'm using and that
Re: Shut Up
by Stephen Best 10 years ago
Would that they would shut up. But, alas, it is not to be. I now use both Sony Vegas and Final Cut Pro. The fact is that it really doesn't matter what software is used to cut a program--every high end
I'm looking for a good effects program
by John Corino 14 years ago
I recently got a bit of spending money for some new software. I'd like to find a program that does some awesome 3-D effects for titles or whatever. I figure some of the stuff I see on TV is done with
Re: I'm looking for a good effects program
by Stephen Best 14 years ago
After Effects, but you have to take the time to learn the program. Set aside a couple of weeks. I suggest the Trish and Chris Meyer books (search Amazon.com) Regards Steve Best sbest@stephenbest.ca
This flickering is driving me crazy
by seatlanta 14 years ago
Hello everyone: When I preview to an external monitor, the image flickers every few seconds--that is, it goes black and then flashes back on. If I copy to tape, it's not usable. Here's my system: Giga
Re: This flickering is driving me crazy
by Stephen Best 14 years ago
Hi James, I too experienced your problem and I, like you, have a Gigabyte motherboard. Over and above everything you did, I went so far as to install and new hard drive and re-install Windows XP pro.
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