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Where can I download older versions of Vegas Pro?
by Stephen Mann 1 year ago
I logged on to https: www.vegascreativesoftware, but 'my software' and 'my orders' are completely blank. Does anyone know where I can download Vegas 13 Steve Mann MannMade Digital Video www.mmdv.com
Re: Where can I download older versions of Vegas Pro?
by Stephen Mann 1 year ago
Thanks. I will take up the missing info with Magix next week. Steve Mann MannMade Digital Video www.mmdv.com
I can't locate the captions on this DVD - trying to burn them into a copy on either Vegas Pro 13 or Handbrake
by Amanda Duffield 2 years ago
I have a DVD which I have permission to copy from the copyright owners (they don't want to make the 30 copies I need for schools so they've given me permission to make the copies). They do have some f
Re: I can't locate the captions on this DVD - trying to burn them into a copy on either Vegas Pro 13 or Handbrake
by Stephen Mann 2 years ago
You need to get it out of the DVD format. I use a popular consumer DVD Ripper Pro to make the DVD into an MP4 which Vegas handles quite easily. I do not know what the program would do with Closed Capt
I need to put a box onscreen- best method?
by Stephen Mann 2 years ago
I need to highlight areas in a tutorial that I am editing, and I am using the cookie cutter to do this: My problem is that I can't change the dimensions of the rectangle, so I resort to the Track Moti
Re: I need to put a box onscreen- best method?
by Stephen Mann 2 years ago
Thanks, Grazie and James. James, Grazie is correct- I need to be able to change the X and Y size independently, which is impossible in the Cookie Cutter. I believe that the Cookie Cutter was designed
Website design Online Resource - Find Jobs, Post free ad and get projects
by Keith Hoffart 6 years ago
http: www.artistlocate.com is a worldwide creative website which allows people to view services and hire them with projects and jobs - your services could be in numerous categories on our website so f
Re: Website design Online Resource - Find Jobs, Post free ad and get projects
by Stephen Mann 5 years ago
I look at the site and just browsing the web developers and I see page after page after page of one designer, but the only difference is the location: Guelph website designer - portfolio - http: www.w
BCC8 Stability with Vegas
by James Houghtaling 7 years ago
I just completed a larger multicamera project with lots of edits and BCC filters. I really struggled towards the end as Vegas would crash every 15 minutes or so and throughout the editing process BCC
Re: BCC8 Stability with Vegas
by Stephen Mann 7 years ago
This is a long shot, but the next time part of the dialog window disappears, open the task manager, click on the Processes tab, then sort on the GDI Objects column. While Windows has an absolute limit
Wire Removal and Tracking (Vegas)
by Stephen Mann 7 years ago
Wire removal is working great for removing a spot on the wall. I have one clip where the camera pans to follow the instructor, and since the pans were pretty smooth, manual keyframing was not too tedi
Re: Wire Removal and Tracking (Vegas)
by Stephen Mann 7 years ago
Thanks. Splitting a new event looks like the best solution here. Steve Mann MannMade Digital Video www.mmdv.com
BCC7 (Vegas) Wire Remover Tool Question
by Stephen Mann 7 years ago
BCC7 (Vegas) Wire Remover Tool Question - I have a wall outlet in the background of an interview shot and the client wants it to disappear. I am using Wire Remover - Clone Method (if I am using the wr
Re: BCC7 (Vegas) Wire Remover Tool Question
by Stephen Mann 7 years ago
Wow - Thank you Dirk. I owe you a lunch for the hours you just saved me. I have 14 more clips of this project to clone out the wall outlets and your workaround is definitely going to be a time saver.
News: Sony Creative Software Announces Acquisition of NetBlender
by Cow News Droid 7 years ago
Combination Will Extend World-Class Blu-ray Disc Authoring Capabilities to Additional Multimedia Professionals and Prosumers (Madison, Wisconsin--October 24, 2011) Sony Creative Software, a global pro
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Re: News: Sony Creative Software Announces Acquisition of NetBlender
by Stephen Mann 7 years ago
You could do that with DVDA, but the problem you would run into is that USB memory sticks may not spew the data fast enough for video. Steve Mann MannMade Digital Video www.mmdv.com
Can BCC7 do this?
by Stephen Mann 7 years ago
Using Sony Vegas Pro 10 64 and BCC7 I have a client who wants me to draw a line on a static image of a wall showing where pipes are under the wallboard. I am new to BCC7 but I am not sure of the best
Re: Can BCC7 do this?
by Stephen Mann 7 years ago
I built a new editing workstation to replace my aging quad-core. But, when I installed BCC7 trial on it, then open Vegas, and there's no BCC effects. I tried restarting, just in case. No BCC7 I remove
Need Video Editor - Sony Vegas
by Melanie lansing 8 years ago
This position has been FILLED. Thank you for your replies.
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Re: Need Video Editor - Sony Vegas
by Stephen Mann 8 years ago
I would like to chat with you regarding your editing needs. I have been editing professionally with Sony Vegas since Version 3 and consider myself almost an expert. My website in undergoing some remod
DVD Arch. menu text highlighting
by Dave James 8 years ago
This is the same issue I posted earlier - but I changed the subject and explanation - hoping to get this figured out. Searching the internet seems to indicate that known - and essential unsolvable iss
Re: DVD Arch. menu text highlighting
by Dave James 8 years ago
Thanks. I've attached a screen shot of the highlight menu. You can see what I'm trying to do. I've been able to reduce the problem from the default settings of blended colors by adjusting the specific
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CFL lights and call for review
by cliff jenkins 8 years ago
Hey! I hope you all can help me with a lighting decision. I work at a University and more bang for the buck is always a concern. I'm in the process of purchasing a lighting kit and was looking at hot
Re: CFL lights and call for review
by Stephen Mann 8 years ago
I have never seen this kit, but I shoot in my studio with a lot of CFLs. They are all rated at 5600K and as long as I don't mix them with halogens, white balance has never been an issue. One caution,
VOBs and interlacing
by Lisa Moate 8 years ago
Another question if I may ask. I've been working on a short video - source material is VOBs ripped from a dvd using DVD decrypter and then converted to uncompressed avis which then go into the timelin
Re: VOBs and interlacing
by John Rofrano 8 years ago
You might try importing them properly using File Import DVD Camcorder Disc. I agree with Danny that using uncompressed is overkill. Just leave them as MPEG2 and Vegas might smart-render them for secti
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Copyright...who owns the footage
by Kevin Gonzales 8 years ago
I do a ton of corporate video where I am the producer director editor. If a client hires me to make a video for them and those are my roles, I technically on the rights to the video, correct Is there
Re: Copyright...who owns the footage
by Stephen Mann 8 years ago
Copyright law is pretty clear on this. (http: www.copyright.gov title17 92chap2.html). Generally, you own the work unless it is a "work for hire" or if you transfer the rights to someone else. Work fo
Long Form Recording
by Neal Klaeser 8 years ago
Currently, I use DSR250's to record long seminars. They hold 3 hour tapes and make it very convenient to record long programs. The DSR250's are starting to show their wear and tear. What new prosumer
Re: Long Form Recording
by Stephen Mann 8 years ago
I use sony Z1's to record multi-cam stage productions. The HVR-DR60 Recording Unit allows me to record four hours per camera with no breaks. Is that long enough for you Steve Mann MannMade Digital Vid
Low cost, HD field monitor
by Justin Toops 8 years ago
I have a Sony Z7U, and would like to add a HD field monitor for under $1000. Two that I have looked at are the Ikan 8", and the Manhatten LCD HD089B-S 8.9". Does anyone have a recommendation on these,
Re: Low cost, HD field monitor
by Stephen Mann 8 years ago
I am using the LCD4Video.com 7-inch HDTV monitor on my Sony Z1's. They were $250 on the NAB floor, and once in a while you an get them for that on their site. The monitor is pretty good for what it is
Online file sharing
by Aaron Stella 8 years ago
Our corporation currently uses an FTP site for large file transfer to external companies; however, as we grow, this is becoming a less effective solution, especially to non-technical clients. I am loo
Re: Online file sharing
by Stephen Mann 8 years ago
We use Dropbox for brainless file transfers. (Mention me when you get your free dropbox and we both get some free additional space on our accounts). Steve Mann MannMade Digital Video www.mmdv.com
Videographer Winter Gloves
by Amber Miller 8 years ago
Looking for suggestions on a winter glove for videographers. I'd like to have just the index finger and thumb able to be exposed. I can't seem to find many options. Thanks!
Re: Videographer Winter Gloves
by Stephen Mann 8 years ago
Lands End has them. Steve Mann MannMade Digital Video www.mmdv.com
What's this called?
by Stephen Mann 8 years ago
When you hear a unique few notes or a bar of music that identifies a product - for instance, the three notes of NBC. What is this called It's not a bumper or tag - those are more complete pieces of mu
Re: What's this called?
by Stephen Mann 8 years ago
Thanks. It's not a stinger, but close. It was one short word, and it's been bugging me for weeks. A stinger is usually 4 or 8 beats, and the three-tone NBC identifier is a lot shorter than that. Steve
Studio Rental
by Stephen Mann 8 years ago
I am planning to build a studio for my videography projects, and move out of my home office studio. When looking at the tradeoffs from lease or buy, buying an empty commercial building is within reach
Re: Studio Rental
by Stephen Mann 8 years ago
At this time, I am probably more interested in providing a facility with my productions a sideline. Good thoughts, though. Steve Mann MannMade Digital Video www.mmdv.com
Archiving Strategy
by James Fuller 8 years ago
I'd like to get some ideas about the most cost-effective and reliable archive solution for my workplace. We average around 2 hours of footage per day need to keep it all safe. Everything is shot on P2
Re: Archiving Strategy
by Stephen Mann 8 years ago
Ummm. No. FAT hasn't been used for a long time. NTFS has a much more robust indexing mechanism that is a lot less at-risk of losing a piece of the chain as FAT was. (When did you last have to run chkd
AJA or Matrox - New Question
by Stephen Mann 8 years ago
I have a nice permanent greenscreen studio, but my budget limits my shooting to existing HDV gear. Could I use hardware from Matrox or AJA to capture the HDMI from the camera in 4:4:4 to get a better
Re: AJA or Matrox - New Question
by Stephen Mann 8 years ago
How can it make a difference from AJA or Matrok Steve Mann MannMade Digital Video www.mmdv.com
How to do this short video?
by Paul Wright 8 years ago
Does anyone recognize what effects or workflow was used to create this video I'm particularly interested in the large bulletin board look as well as the way the camera moves and shakes in different di
Re: How to do this short video?
by Stephen Mann 8 years ago
"..and this was done by someone not knowing much about post production." Explain, please. Steve Mann MannMade Digital Video www.mmdv.com
Green Screen, Figure leaning on screen (wall)
by Adam Lewen 8 years ago
Hi There. Not sure which forum to use for this question but I am trying here... I am about to shoot a video of a figure leaning on a wall and change the wall... Since leaning on the green-screen will
Re: Green Screen, Figure leaning on screen (wall)
by Stephen Mann 8 years ago
I am new to AE, but maybe, Rotoscope Steve Mann MannMade Digital Video www.mmdv.com
Rendered output is shorter than the original ??
by Stephen Mann 8 years ago
I have a project due tomorrow that simply drops a video segment that I shot and edited in Vegas into an AE template that the client provided. This is my first time using AE - I postponed the painful o
Re: Rendered output is shorter than the original ??
by Stephen Mann 8 years ago
You guys nailed it. Thanks. The footage is 29.97 and the comp settings was for 23.976 I probably glanced and saw the .97, but the 23 never registered. Thank you very much. Steve Mann MannMade Digital
You knew THIS was coming
by Tim Wilson 9 years ago
A guy sets aside his RED camera, and decides to shoot a commercial using his iPhone 4. You can only see 360 video on the iPhone itself, but connect to a PC and it outputs full 720p. It's obviously goi
Re: You knew THIS was coming
by Stephen Mann 9 years ago
OK, I've been shooting for ten years, and "bullet time" is a term I've never heard. What does it mean Steve Mann MannMade Digital Video www.mmdv.com
Grinder Threatens Lawsuit
by Jeffrey Krepner 9 years ago
Ah, the world is a lovely place. The story: a web production referral client turns Grinder on me. The invoice for the shoot went unpaid for over 60 days and the invoice for the edit went unpaid for 45
Re: Grinder Threatens Lawsuit
by Stephen Mann 9 years ago
"I have no intention of doing an end around in any way shape or form. I do not want to do business directly with the end customer. I truly just want to finish this project and leave it be and never lo
Unpaid Invoice
by Aaron Cadieux 9 years ago
Hey Guys, I have a client ducking me for payment on an invoice. I have placed several phone calls and emails regarding the bill. He has claimed multiple times that his is "dropping the check in the ma
Re: Unpaid Invoice
by Stephen Mann 9 years ago
Is the potential bad-rep worth $420 Here's how I would handle this: Tell him that you will accept an immediate cash payment of (for example) $370 - a $50 premium to settle the matter quickly. Conditio
Hiring my first employee....Any advice?
by Adam Fischer 9 years ago
As the title says, I'm getting ready to hire my first full-time employee. I've worked with freelancers for a long time and I now have the need for someone to be in the studio every day working on day-
Re: Hiring my first employee....Any advice?
by Stephen Mann 9 years ago
There is an in-between solution that I've used quite successfully. Temp agencies. Sometimes I need someone for a month or more, (project specific) and I don't want to become an HR manager - too many h
One rises from the dust
by walter biscardi 9 years ago
As I mentioned in a previous thread, we are planning a new 6000 sq ft facility. Well today we became commercial land owners of almost two acres of land. Next week the silt fences go up and then the fo
Re: One rises from the dust
by Stephen Mann 9 years ago
"Anyone else buying land " I would if I could find a few partners to share the load. Any suggestions Steve Mann MannMade Digital Video www.mmdv.com
flv player
by victor cooper 9 years ago
Hi Guys, I am new to the COW as well as to web design. I am using the WWD flv flash player found here.... http: www.woosterwebdesign.com flvplayer and I would like to have multiple players on differen
Re: flv player
by Stephen Mann 9 years ago
I would guess that this would work: Put the .js file in your site's root level, and put the xml and flv files in the folder where you want the player. I think the real problem would be if you want mul
Editing video project to play over 3 Video projectors
by Richard Lentz 9 years ago
Hi, Editing video project to play over 3 Video projectors. My boss is looking for a way to be able to take 3 video clips that are 640 x 480 and combine them into one wide clip. Then play the file bac
Re: Editing video project to play over 3 Video projectors
by Stewart Bourke 9 years ago
This is going to be a length post - but if you don't mind a bit of experimenting... I have just been through a very long exercise to achieve exactly this, and taking a lot of advice from this (and the
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Errors & Omissions Insurance Coverage - scam?
by Richard Kuenneke 9 years ago
I'd like to hear from all producers, writers, editors, or whomever about their experience with errors and omissions (malpractice) insurance. I'd also like to know where you got it. I'm developing a pr
Re: Errors & Omissions Insurance Coverage - scam?
by Stephen Mann 9 years ago
Uh, WW-II began on September 3, 1939. Steve Mann MannMade Digital Video www.mmdv.com
Camera Person / Crew needed in Boston for this Thursday or Friday
by Eric Butkus 10 years ago
We need a freelance camera person to record a short interview this Thursday (July 23rd) or this Friday (July 24th) in Boston. The interview shouldn't last longer than 30-45 minutes. Ideally, we need t
Re: Camera Person / Crew needed in Boston for this Thursday or Friday
by Stephen Mann 10 years ago
I am in the Boston area, but not available until after the 28th. Steve Mann MannMade Digital Video www.mmdv.com
Part-time Assistant - North of Boston area.
by Stephen Mann 11 years ago
My videography business specializes in theater and stage production videos plus we are branching into the business video market. We will be moving into a new facility and I am looking for a part-time
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