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Steve Freebairn

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April 28th 2005
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Final cut pro and Premiere CS3 running on same computer
by tielman dewaele 12 years ago
Hello, I work on mac for editing(FCP) and motion designing. Because the premium production packet, hearing and seeing how good it is, im willing to buy it. Ill like to just edit further on Fcp for big
Re: Final cut pro and Premiere CS3 running on same computer
by Steve Freebairn 12 years ago
You shouldn't have an issue with both on the same computer. Both BlackMagic Design and AJA have cards that work on both, so you should have a problem with a card from either company.
Aanarav Sareen Please help.
by Steve Freebairn 13 years ago
I've been told that Aanarav Sareen has done a podcast about how CS3 will let you trim an SD mulitcam project to just the used clips. Is this true Anyone have a link Is there a collapse multicam edit f
Re: Aanarav Sareen Please help.
by Steve Freebairn 13 years ago
Ok, here is what I'm looking at. If I edit a multicam sequence I'd like to be able to use the project manager to trim a project after I've finished and got it picture locked. The problem is that the p
Multi Cam project trimming
by Steve Freebairn 13 years ago
Does anyone know how to take a mutlicam project and trim it to only the used clips. Using the project manager keeps everything since the whole clip is used in the multicam sequence. Is there a way to
Re: Multi Cam project trimming
by Steve Freebairn 13 years ago
I can't find what you're talking about, can you post a direct link
Trimming HDV in CS3
by Steve Freebairn 13 years ago
Will Premiere Pro CS3 let you trim HDV projects I know that it wouldn't be frame accurate, but I'd just hope that it would just keep up to an extra 15 frames to keep the settings I choose.
Did Adobe address the project size issue with Premiere Pro CS3?
by Steve Mac Kenzie 13 years ago
I have been on a month vacation and now I see there is a new Pro coming out... Anyone know if it tackles projects over 40 MB without having issues Someone must have inside info (beta testing etc...),
Re: Did Adobe address the project size issue with Premiere Pro CS3?
by Steve Freebairn 13 years ago
There is a page I saw yesterday at adobe.com that said that premiere could address up to 3gb of ram on a 64bit system.
Relinking media- every single file?
by Daniel Christie 13 years ago
Hi, I've been working on a rather large project with many many clips. The project was spanned across four partitions, but have had to move them to four folders on one partition, thing is, premiere is
Re: Relinking media- every single file?
by Steve Freebairn 13 years ago
One thing that has worked for me in the past is to Select all of your offline clips and then right click and link media. It should work better than having to do each one individually.
512MB NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS
by Steve Mac Kenzie 13 years ago
This card is in one of the machines and it is not listed on the adobe site for compatible hardware. Anyone know anything about this card and if it could handle Adobe Production Studio Premium There ar
Re: 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS
by Steve Freebairn 13 years ago
Just so you know, My personal preference is for Intel Core Duos if you get a P965 motherboard (I just finished building a system for my parents so it is fresh on my mind) then it should be able to use
News: Adobe Soundbooth Released as Public Beta for Intel-Based Macintosh and Windows Platforms
by Cow News Droid 13 years ago
New Audio Solution for Creative Professionals Provides Powerful Capabilities to Transform Audio for Web and Video Workflows (LAS VEGAS--BUSINESS WIRE) Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today in
Re: News: Adobe Soundbooth Released as Public Beta for Intel-Based Macintosh and Windows Platforms
by Steve Freebairn 13 years ago
I think it sounds like it has some great things, but I don't see why we have to lose audition if he have the Premium version of the Production Studio. You should get everything with that package.
Raid-5 for editing and compositing?
by Jonathan Shohet 13 years ago
Hi guys, continuing my quest to bulid a window based machine for editing and compositing. I'll be editing uncompressed targa quicktime 1920x1080, although I won't do any capturing, since I work with c
Re: Raid-5 for editing and compositing?
by Steve Freebairn 13 years ago
I'm running 4 160gb in a raid 5 on the intel raid controler that you mentioned. They are hitachi drives that are sata II. The setup will write at about 40 mb sec (which isn't great at all), but it rea
If only someone would make this for the HVX
by Tim Irwin 14 years ago
Not sure if this was shown at NAB or not, but i came accross this product from bella that lets you use any usb2 hard drive to record video from any firewire equipt camera. They specifically mention DV
Re: If only someone would make this for the HVX
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
Tim, are you shooting with an HVX What new projects are you working on Are you going to be teaching anymore film classes
more frustrated than not after NAB...
by Chris Baldwin 14 years ago
Ok so the perfect camera "for me" doesn't exist. After attending NAB and spending the first three hours of my one day at the Panasonic booth (thanks for the cushy carpet), I discovered a few things th
Re: more frustrated than not after NAB...
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
Buy an HVX200 now, do a few projects get it paid off, when you need something better, then rent that "other camera", the amazing thing about the hvx200 is that it does so many things and is relatively
Quantify the difference between DVCProHD and H.264
by Chris Baldwin 14 years ago
Double the recording capacity huh That's cool but I'd like to know what people realy think about the quality compromise. I've been sold that the DVCPro100 is better than HDV. But how far back towards
Re: Quantify the difference between DVCProHD and H.264
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
The best H.264 footage that you'll see is on apple's website. All the HD movie trailers are compressed with h.264. also, for a comparison, go to mainconcept.com and look at their encoding program. The
2/3 Inch Panasonic 1080i HD Camera before the Vari cam Help me Jan
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
Jan or anyone else who can help, I'm looking for info about the DVCProHD 1080i 2 3 inch ccd camera that Panasonic made before the varicam. I am going to be shooting a project on it coming up soon and
Re: 2/3 Inch Panasonic 1080i HD Camera before the Vari cam Help me Jan
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
Thank you, that is it. I'll be second camera with a guy that is really good, so I'm sure he can help teach me the menu system. The project is a pilot for a cooking show, kind of like Food 911 on the f
Question for Jan about Competition
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
Jan, what are your thoughts on Silicon Imaging's new camera, and the red camera. A lot of people are saying that they will be varicam killers. I doubt that will be true, but how will these cameras cha
Re: Question for Jan about Competition
by Graeme Nattress 14 years ago
If you think that's a revolution, I can't wait to see your face monday morning :-) Graeme- www.nattress.com - Film Effects and Standards Conversion for FCP
Low Budget Features
by Darryl K 14 years ago
Does anybody have any recommendations, 1080i 720p 0r 720pn when using the HVX for a low budget feature which format provides the most options and least problems, if the end product will be cut on FCP
Re: Low Budget Features
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
By shooting it in 720 pn mode, you'll be able to do speed effects also, which unfortunately can't be done in 1080.
720 25p
by Kaspar Kallas 14 years ago
What software could I use to edit this As I understand its impossible in FCP -Kaspar
Re: 720 25p
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
According to Raylight, the timecode will still be there.
25p to 24p - other options?
by plexigary 14 years ago
Here's the situation: I shot footage on a rented European HVX200, in 720p25. I dragged the footage from the camera to my hard drive via firewire, and returned the camera. I'm trying to edit in Final
Re: 25p to 24p - other options?
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
you could import them into After Effects on a PC if you use Raylight. then you export it as whatever you want. Raylight makes a reference avi file that links directly frame by frame to your mxf, so yo
Shooting video from a boat
by Jana 14 years ago
What kind of equipment is available, I'm looking for inexpensive if possible. I have a prosumer 3ccd camera and I am wondering if there is something I can get to shoot decent video (of wakeboarding) f
Re: Shooting video from a boat
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
I'd use a glidecam or steadicam that has a spring loaded arm and then I'd either hook it directly to the boat or if you have to hook it to the vest (yourself) then you'd need to brace yourself against
Has anyone found a third party, G5 compatible, P2 card reader?
by qt 14 years ago
Working with a G5 PowerPC system that does not have PCMCIA slots . . . any ideas for P2 card readers other than the Panasonic reader Considering buying a G4 Powerbook just to ingest footage, but i wou
Re: Has anyone found a third party, G5 compatible, P2 card reader?
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
you might try using Bootcamp and a copy of XP to use a PCMCIA card reader via PCI.
Steadicam Recommendations
by Doug Hodgson 14 years ago
My addiction to gear is continuing. After picking up an EZ FX Jib Arm for my Betacam, I'm now contemplating a Steadicam Rig. Haven't used one on a shoot in awhile but may be required to use one contin
Re: Steadicam Recommendations
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
I'm a Glidecam fan myself. I think (and it's just an oppinion) that Glidecam is better than varizoom. There products don't seem as professional.
Shoot Super-16mm on a low budget
by Jack Kelly 14 years ago
Hi Creative Cowers! If you're thinking about shooting your next project on Super-16mm but you're worried you don't have the budget then you might be interested in this article: Shooting Super-16mm On
Re: Shoot Super-16mm on a low budget
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
I'm kind of surprised that you didn't mention anything about Depth of Field, which is an area where film is still very much King. a 1 3 inch hd camera has similar depth of field properties to Super8.
Is there a difference between AE 7 Pro and AE 7 Pro educational
by Peter O'Connell 14 years ago
Hi I am teaching an AE and the department is about to upgrade to the educational version of AE7 PRO. Are there any surprises in terms of stuff omitted as was the case in AE 6.5 Pro Educational (cycore
Re: Is there a difference between AE 7 Pro and AE 7 Pro educational
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
It comes with everything, i think they learned from the mistake of 6.5. I own it.
Timewarp in v. 7
by Brad Graber 14 years ago
I'm trying to play some footage, then have it freeze on the last frame. Timewarp doesn't seem to allow this like Time remapping does, but I can't use both of them at the same time. I want to use Timew
Re: Timewarp in v. 7
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
well, you could have it ease to a stop and then you could export the last frame as an image and then put that at the end of the "eased" footage.
AE & High Definition
by Hugo Tabares 14 years ago
I am shooting my first HDV music video next friday. It's going to be shot on a Green Screen using the Panasonic VHX200 (p2 cards). The concept will use a lot of motion grapx, and will require a excell
Re: AE & High Definition
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
High Def will give you a much better key than SD, obviously. But that is only if you are going to be downrezzing to SD. If you plan on Distributing your piece in HD also, then you'll have to be really
Plextor DVD burners worth the extra $$$ in a duplication tower?
by Shawn Bockoven 14 years ago
Disc Makers recommended the Plextor drive upgrade. Are they worth the extra money Shawn Bockoven
Re: Plextor DVD burners worth the extra $$$ in a duplication tower?
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
IF money isn't an issue, then don't burn them yourself, you'll get much better results from having them Glass Mastered and silk screened. Plus, you'll have a more professional looking product. And hav
Maintain audio pitch
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
Is there a really easy way without having to go to Soundtrack, to maintain audio pitch when slowing a clip down. So for instance, if you slow a clip to say 80% so that it goes from 30p to 24P and you
Re: Maintain audio pitch
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
Thanks, I appreciate your help. I normally use Premiere Pro and there is a button that you can check or uncheck if you want to maintain the audio pitch, so I was hoping that Final Cut had a similar or
color correction with different videos
by simmizi 14 years ago
hello! a few days ago i've tested my new camera...i've got some pretty nice shots so i decided to make them look a little bit better. here is what i've got: before: home.arcor.de becker.fam colorcorre
Re: color correction with different videos
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
Your colors will match very well if you white balance your shots. You should be doing as much in production to avoid having to fix it in post-production. If you white balance under various light sourc
Break images onto cubes face into z-space
by Arnaud Paris 14 years ago
Hello, I'm trying to create the effect that you see happening in the background of this music video: http: www.mcm.net musique player 18554 I tried to play with card dance to accomplish this by lookin
Re: Break images onto cubes face into z-space
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
Ok, I started typing this thinking 10x10 blocks, but that isn't going to be right, so use 20x20 blocks (so the numbers will be off, but I'm sure you can follow the math) As far as I could see from rea
Break images onto cubes face into z-space
by Arnaud Paris 14 years ago
Hello, I'm trying to create the effect that you see happening in the background of this music video: http: www.mcm.net musique player 18554 I tried to play with card dance to accomplish this by lookin
Re: Break images onto cubes face into z-space
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
Ok, I started typing this thinking 10x10 blocks, but that isn't going to be right, so use 20x20 blocks (so the numbers will be off, but I'm sure you can follow the math) As far as I could see from rea
Text around the corner
by Julian Sixx 14 years ago
Hi I'm trying the same effect like here but without Invigorator ,any ideas http: forums.creativecow.net cgi-bin new_read_post.cgi forumid=2&postid=565206&archive=T Path text does not really work for t
Re: Text around the corner
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
if you make your text crawl, and then precompose it, Then you would just need to make both layers 3d and rotate one layer 90 degrees and then mask off the edges that were closest to the camera.
AE 7.0Pro Not Importing HDV Capured in PPro 2.0!
by Abzurd 14 years ago
For some reason Everytime I try to import HDV footage into AE 7.0 I get an error stating that an unspecified AVi or DirectShow error occurred (1) (53::33). I captured the video with no problems using
Re: AE 7.0Pro Not Importing HDV Capured in PPro 2.0!
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
HDV goes incredible slow in AE though, it looks good though
Talk to me fellas
by M. Jones 14 years ago
I'm looking to purchase a DVD authoring program. But before I do, I need to get feedback from real users and DVD authorers. I've heard good things about Encore. Please feel free to give me your though
Re: Talk to me fellas
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
Well if you want the user to be able to hit the "Angle" button on their DVD remote and switch to a different angle (basically switch to a different video track, but with the same audio) then you need
play all OR play one
by austinmusictonight 14 years ago
We're making a menu and want the viewer to have two options: 1: be able to play each clip individually and then be brought back to main menu OR 2: click our logo and play all. we are able to do only o
Re: play all OR play one
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
Another way to do this that is easier is to create a playlist and link your play all button to the play list. Then have your individual buttons link to their respective timelines (the end aciton of th
Help with opening RAW files in CS2 from Canon Rebel XT
by Mark Bellamy 14 years ago
I just purchased a Canon Rebel XT and am trying to open the native RAW files in Photoshop CS2. I thought when I right click on a picture I would get the option to open it with Photoshop's RAW program,
Re: Help with opening RAW files in CS2 from Canon Rebel XT
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
You need to download the update for Raw from Adobe's website.
WHY IS THIS SUBJECT TABOO
by Joshua Weiss 14 years ago
I have asked about this problem on numerous occaisions and have never once got even so much as one reply. When I go and search all posts EVER, apparently not a single person who has asked about my sam
Re: WHY IS THIS SUBJECT TABOO
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
I don't know what memory you are referring to, but by chance, are your motion menus larger than 1 gb. I'm pretty sure that that is the limit. Although, I've never heard of anyone running into that lim
Aperture
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
So is Aperture trying to compete with Photoshop Good luck. I guess the competition (if you can call it that) will help Photoshop to continue to improve. This is just crazy.
Re: Aperture
by Aindreas Gallagher 14 years ago
come ooon. And even if it were to be termed simply bridge like, well then it definitively kicks bridges a**. well it does.. Ive been evangelising this thing on more than one forum, but i mean look at
Media Space
by DIY 14 years ago
I have a project in Encore ready to be burned obto DVD. Project to burn is 2 hours long. With the disk tab enabled Encore tells me that the burn will take up around 50% of the available space on said
Re: Media Space
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
What is the Disc capacity set to If you build your DVD for a Dual Layer Disc and then try to burn it on a single layer disc you'd have that problem.
forced subtitles on Encore
by yucel ybrpro 14 years ago
If Adobe wants to go for more pro. users they have to develop. Belive me that I am moving to Apple DVD Studio pro . ( I know that Adobe care about it:))) ) For 1 year we have created nearlly 70 commer
Re: forced subtitles on Encore
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
Ok, here is one way to fake the force :) If you make a subtitle track with the "newspaper text" be subtitle track 1, then track 2 should be the "newspaper text" and the rest of the subtitles for that
Forced Subtitles
by yucel ybrpro 14 years ago
Does anyknow haw to create forced subtitles on Encore .... I am very sure that there is no support for that... May be Roadckill knows about it:)))
Re: Forced Subtitles
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
You shouldn't double post, I've answered your last post already.
secret section
by joensf 14 years ago
does anyone know a way to create a secret section in encore, where if you press enter on a certain clip in the film it takes you to another bit of footage any help would be good thanks
Re: secret section
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
You only have control over the Title button and the Menu button in a timeline really, so if you want it to do something else you'll have to bend the viewers perception of what they are seeing. For ins
Monitor window disappeared...
by Robin Hamilton 14 years ago
Is there any way I can get it back I have tried resetting to the default setup, but that doesn't seem to help. Is there a preference file anywhere that I can trash I believe the monitor window being g
Re: Monitor window disappeared...
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
Maximize encore dvd, then try to reset to default, if this doesn't work, hook up the second monitor, move the monitor window and then save your workspace, then you can recall it whenever.
A good wireless mic for XL1 (not too expencive)
by Andreas Sweden 14 years ago
Looking for a wireless system for my XL1, you have to excuse my english when it comes to this because I am not familiar with the professional terms :) Looking for a wireless microphone sytem for the f
Re: A good wireless mic for XL1 (not too expencive)
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
I second the reccomendation, I use this same system and it is very good. I wouldn't buy a transmitter set that only has one channel. Depending on where you are at there could be all kinds of "radio no
XL H1
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
http: consumer.usa.canon.com ir controller act=ModelDetailAct&fcategoryid=165&modelid=12152 I'm glad that it has HD-SDI output on it, but I sure wish that it could output HD over firewire to something
Re: XL H1
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
Sorry I didn't really clarify what I was trying to say, I was just hoping that someone would say that they knew of a device that would transfer the uncompressed hd-sdi signal to something like DVCProH
Expression for displaying currently displayed footage name?
by Dominix 14 years ago
Soory for the duplicate post post, I thought I would use a more self-explanatory title..:) Hi! Here is what I would like to do, have a comp filled with an edit of a bunch of clips and have atext lyer
Re: Expression for displaying currently displayed footage name?
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
Dan Ebberts has to be the very best expressions person in the world. He responds to everyone and has his own great site that has taught me a ton, you should check it out. www.motionscript.com
XL2 vs HDR-FX1
by Rob Griffiths 14 years ago
Hey everyone. This would be my first ever post, as I
Re: XL2 vs HDR-FX1
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago
In my oppinion, I would go with an XL2 if you want real 24p. If you want HD then go with the FX1. I use an FX1 for my job and I think that the focus is soft, but it still produces beautiful images. If
test
by Steve Freebairn 14 years ago

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