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Steven J. Gilbert

Currently, I am the Technical Media Specialist for the Village of Wellington in charge of Wellington's government broadcasting station. I also own maxrez LLC, a media and business consulting company.
Member Since:
February 23rd 2003
236 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Boynton Beach, Florida
4K 32” Monitor
by Steven J. Gilbert 1 week ago
Looking to add a 32 Benq PV3200PT monitor for client review and color grading, but it s listed as discontinued at B&H. Thoughts on other models
Symantec End Point
by Steven J. Gilbert 8 years ago
Has anyone had any conflicts on your Mac Pros with Symantec's EndPoint security software. The IT Department wants to secure our network and I wanted to make sure the software would not interfere with
Rendering Settings
by Steven J. Gilbert 9 years ago
I have captured a computer screen tutorial that needs to be transferred to FCP. I have recorded the screen at 800x600 to be close to the 720x480 SD resolution I need. When I render, the screen capture
Re: Rendering Settings
by Steven J. Gilbert 9 years ago
Are you looking for the codec in Camtasia or FCP I used an animation codec to render the timeline after import. THanks for your assistance.
Clip Properties
by Steven J. Gilbert 9 years ago
I had an editor that has some footage that might have been shot 16x9 SD. When he looks at the item properties while right clicking the footage ont he timeline it says DV DVCPRO. He was wondering if th
Thanks.
by Steven J. Gilbert 9 years ago
David: You confirmed what I thought. Thanks. Steve
Rendering Loss of Color on Transparent Elements
by Steven J. Gilbert 10 years ago
I am working on creating a 30 second animation with a map in the background. There is the same map image on the editing timeline just prior to this animation. Because of a slight loss of quality by in
Got it Figured Out!
by Steven J. Gilbert 10 years ago
Thanks. I got it figured out. It was a render setting of straight matte versus premultipplied. It needed to be straight. Steve
FCPS2 Dropped Frames MBP
by Steven J. Gilbert 10 years ago
I have a MacBook Pro with 2Gb RAM and 512Mb VRAM. I also have Final Cut Studio 2 installed. I have been experiencing some dropped frames on a small project I decided to edit on the system drive, but I
Re: FCPS2 Dropped Frames MBP
by Bryan Tosh 10 years ago
We HAVE a dedicated Media drive in a RAID configuration and we still get dropped frames and FCP & MOTION both crash. So, how does one solve this issue We are using a MacPro with 8 GB of RAM, Quad-core
Please Help!! License Error (-10)
by Steven J. Gilbert 11 years ago
I just downloaded this from Digital Juice and was using this all week and today I get this error when I try opening the program. The only difference I have is I just installed DJ Juicer 3.5 and DJ Fon
Re: Please Help!! License Error (-10)
by Alan Lorence 11 years ago
On Mac, the (-10) error message means your activation number is no longer valid (for some reason) and you need to activate again. If you keep losing activation, you'll have to email support at wondert
New MacBook Pro 15" Glossy
by Steven J. Gilbert 11 years ago
I am still doing research and always want to be confortable with the decisions I make. I am considering the new MacBook Pro 15" for editing, but am disappointed with the glossy display and one firewir
Re: New MacBook Pro 15" Glossy
by Noah Kadner 11 years ago
I'd go with the 17" and the 23" display and get 'em soon before they disappear. Or even get a refurb 15" matte screen with the right number of ports. As a longtime 15" MacBook Pro FCP editor I gotta s
Follow Up
by Steven J. Gilbert 11 years ago
After comparing the specs of the new MacBook Pro 15" to the older 17", I saw that there was only one firewire port on the 15" MB. If I get an external FW raid and get the 15" MB should that work out o
Re: Follow Up
by Steven J. Gilbert 11 years ago
Another thing about the workflow of the HMC-150. By using the USB 2.0 port for transfer, can an external drive be set-up to transfer the footage to and work from for FCP Maybe one FW port might work.
New MacBook (Pro)
by Steven J. Gilbert 11 years ago
I am going to be upgrading soon to an HMC-150 and have been looking at new laptop to replace the MacBook I had ripped off. I have the latest version of Final Cut Express for cutting small projects. I
Re: New MacBook (Pro)
by Steven J. Gilbert 11 years ago
I realize the MBP does not replace a dual quad-core MP, but does it make since to get the 24" monitor if I don't plan to get a tower any time soon Thanks.
Panasonic HPX 500
by Zack Koczanski 11 years ago
I am in the process of purchasing an HPX 500. Torn between 4 16GB cards vs. 4 32GB cards. On the current project I shoot 1 - 1 1 2 hours of tape daily. Considering the 4 16GB cards and adding a P2 Sto
Re: Panasonic HPX 500
by Steven J. Gilbert 11 years ago
Zack, You might take a look at the P2 Gear (AG-HPG10). This is a portable unit that can transfer footage to external hard drives of your choice. If you get a Bus-Powered USB drive you can transfer in
Desktop to Laptop with FW800 HD
by Steven J. Gilbert 11 years ago
If I capture a project on my desktop and hand it off on a firewire 800 enclosure to an assistant editor. Is the mounting of the drive on his MacBook Pro pretty straight forward as well as his saving t
Re: Desktop to Laptop with FW800 HD
by Steven J. Gilbert 11 years ago
This is an outside editor with a new MacBook Pro. I have a desktop system. Same versions of the software will be used. Thanks for mentioning about the codecs and checking ALL files. I guess if I open
HPX-500 Workflow
by Steven J. Gilbert 11 years ago
I am currently exploring the possibility of upgrading to a P2 workflow with the HPX-500 camera. I edit with FCP and will be upgrading to the latest FCS2. I have looked at phasing in a new system, but
Re: HPX-500 Workflow
by Steven J. Gilbert 11 years ago
Adam, I am aware of the HPX-500 not having AVC-Intra codec. Thanks for the reply. If I want to work up to a system that has the MacPro 3.2 Ghz (8-core), 8Gb RAM, 750 Mb system HD, 3 - 1 Tb Internal HD
Which BMD Card??
by Steven J. Gilbert 11 years ago
I am spec'ing a new MacPro system. I am upgrading my workflow to handle HD in the future. I also will be placing a 32 - 37" Sony LCD above the dual 23" Apple Studio Displays. I have spec'd an NVidia G
Re: Which BMD Card??
by Ola Haldor Voll 11 years ago
The new BMD Decklink HD Extreme which holds connection for HDMI as well as SDI, component composite should do. I'm happy with mine (without HDMI) except problems with the newest drivers - currently ru
royalty free music
by Rob Grauert 11 years ago
Hello, Is there somewhere I can order royalty free music from. Does anyone have any suggestions about what they've used I edit a lot of shorts covering upcoming college bball players and occasionally
Re: royalty free music
by Steven J. Gilbert 11 years ago
I would suggest Sound Ideas http: www.sound-ideas.com. Excellent live music, not all canned or electronic. The quality of your music will drag your productions down or build them up. Excellent buy-out
New FCP NLE LCD Television Hook-up
by Steven J. Gilbert 11 years ago
I am going to be implementing a new MacPro system by the end of the year and was wondering about the possibility of adding a Sony 40" Bravia LCD (120Mhz backlit) above the Apple Studio Displays. To dr
Re: New FCP NLE LCD Television Hook-up
by Shane Ross 11 years ago
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Track Matte Refresher
by Steven J. Gilbert 12 years ago
I have video I need to place a matte over and show a motion background through on trach 1. I believe the order is: Track 1 - motion background Track 2 - Video footage Track 3 - Matte Place a track mat
Re: Track Matte Refresher
by Mike Cohen 12 years ago
it gets even more confusing if you want a track matte on a clip with motion. The motion on the track matte track is at ful size, hence nested nested sequences come into play. They could have made it a
Split Audio on Import
by Steven J. Gilbert 12 years ago
Can audio that is imported into PP2 come into the timeline as split audio I wonder if this has been fixed in CS3 In FCP you can import audio and drop it to a timeline and duplicate and delete audio on
Re: Split Audio on Import
by Steven J. Gilbert 12 years ago
Vince, That works much better. What's the ALT key do It seemed to stay as separated audio to the timeline. Thanks for the assistance. That's exactly what I wanted to accomplish. I have a lav on one ch
Failed to deliver a project on time
by Milan Bajic 12 years ago
I have been working for 6 years in video production in event and corporate video and last week i failed to deliver a project on time to one of my favorite and most valuable clients. They held an event
Re: Failed to deliver a project on time
by Steven J. Gilbert 12 years ago
Milan, I know letting down your client is a bummer. I would have offered to give this project to them gratis. it's a hard lesson, but you need to do everything to deliver next time. Let this be a less
Please Help!
by Steven J. Gilbert 12 years ago
http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 178 855658 Firestore HVX Issues.
Timecode Display and Set-up DVX100A
by Steven J. Gilbert 12 years ago
I have a situation where a producer is looking at a tape we have shot and is using the DVX100A to shotsheet the tape and create in out points. The timecode dislay seems to be inaccurate compared to th
Re: Timecode Display and Set-up DVX100A
by Tim Scarpino 12 years ago
What's the timecode doing When you say "shift" what does that mean Are you sure you're looking at timecode and not user-bits More specific description of your problem would be helpful. Thanks, Tim Sca
Music For Corporate Video
by TGoodnough 12 years ago
Hey, I am new to the corporate video business. I just got my first project which will be a video to show at trade shows for a firefighting epuipment manufacturer. I have a couple questions... What are
Re: Music For Corporate Video
by Steven J. Gilbert 12 years ago
T., I have had a relationship with Sound Ideas for a while and I would recommend checking it out. They are noted for there sound effects, but the royalty free collection is excellent. i have licensed
Clip Notes Export
by Steven J. Gilbert 12 years ago
I have recently added Clip Notes into our workflow and love the idea of exporting footage to the network and sending a link for everyone's review. The last time I tried to export Clip Note at medium c
Re: Clip Notes Export
by Steven J. Gilbert 12 years ago
Got the patch at Adobe.com and found out you can also go to export in Adobe Media encoder and prepare to export a WMV, but cancel after you select the WMV. Thanks Guys for the response. I got everythi
New Demo Reel
by mostvaluableplayer 13 years ago
Hey guys, I'm looking for some feedback on my Demo Reel and Portfolio site. I posted a while back but got no input. Thanks for your time, www.mheid.dreamhosters.com
Re: New Demo Reel
by Steven J. Gilbert 13 years ago
Michael, I enjoyed the demo reel. The pacing and footage are excellent. What are you marketing yourself as a shooter or editor or both Without a title on the demo reel as to who and what, it is hard t
Editor Reel and Portfolio - Feed me some feedback please
by mostvaluableplayer 13 years ago
Hey guys. I've spent 5 years as Senior Editor and graphic designer at a top notch facility in Tallahassee, FL but I'm now ready to move on. I've taken a stab at my first portfolio website and am seeki
Re: Editor Reel and Portfolio - Feed me some feedback please
by Steven J. Gilbert 13 years ago
Michael, I enjoyed the demo reel. The pacing and footage is excellent. What are you marketing yourself as a shooter or editor or both Without a title on the demo reel as to who and what, it is hard to
Premiere Pro Compositing (Tyoe)
by Steven J. Gilbert 13 years ago
I have a quick question about the best way to composite type on a sequence. I used the Premiere Pro titler and created a couple of key frames to move it. Then I went into AE7 and create type on a blan
Re: Premiere Pro Compositing (Tyoe)
by Steven J. Gilbert 13 years ago
Steven, Should I export QT from FCP to PP1.5 and back not .avi What are your thoughts Steve
Motion Graphics Demo Reel Review
by Franky Torres 13 years ago
Well it's been a long time coming, I have finally put a demo together that I would like critiqued here on the cow. Honestly, I am content with where it is at, but I would love to here some of my peers
Re: Motion Graphics Demo Reel Review
by Steven J. Gilbert 13 years ago
Mindset, I like the reel. I was wondering about the spelling of the word lable. I know sometimes words are spelled different like theater and theatre. I looked up lable and couldn't find anything. Tha
DV Workflow and File Transfer
by Steven J. Gilbert 13 years ago
I have a project I just completed and it brought to light a few workflow issues I wanted clarified. It
DV Compression and Workflow
by Steven J. Gilbert 13 years ago
I have a project I just completed and it brought to light a few workflow issues I wanted clarified. It
Demo Reel Copyright Question
by Steven J. Gilbert 13 years ago
I recently completed a demo reel for wedding videography. At the front of the video is a AFX sequence with still photos supplied by a client, including their engagement portraits from a professional s
Demo Reel Legal Questions
by Steven J. Gilbert 13 years ago
I recently completed a demo reel for wedding videography. At the front of the video is a AFX sequence with still photos supplied by a client, including their engagement portraits from a professional s
Re: Demo Reel Legal Questions
by Doug Graham 13 years ago
Since you know the photographer, I'd call him and explain what you want to do and ask his permission to use the images. If he asks, do include a credit on your reel. It's very nice of you to be concer
still photo based animation
by jimmy1978 13 years ago
Hi guys, I'm teaching a motion graphic class this fall and one of the projects is to create an animation with a series of still photographs. I'm looking for some examples of motions graphics pieces th
Re: still photo based animation
by Steven J. Gilbert 13 years ago
RHEDPIXEL.COM Talk to Richard Harrington. He is also a forum leader in the Adobe Photoshop COW Forum. He had some excellent examples at Photoshop World in Miami. Steve
Filters aren't useable...
by Aaron Strader 13 years ago
I'm working on a large file, about 2200 X 3000 pixels or so. The image I'm working on needs some artistic and texture filters and I can't get either one of them to work. At this point, the image is a
Re: Filters aren't useable...
by Steven J. Gilbert 13 years ago
Aaron, Are you working in CMYK, Lab or RGB Some filters are not available in CMYK or Lab. Change mode to RGB and apply filter and change back to CMYK. It is best to start as an RGB image and then conv
slideshow/baby pics
by Josh Snider 13 years ago
I've been spending a lot of time on my photomontages in my wedding videos, using FCP. I'm wondering if there is a photo program that I can get for free for Mac that does the montages automatically whe
Re: slideshow/baby pics
by Steven J. Gilbert 13 years ago
eggohead If you are proficient in After Effects then you can control the moves and render a nicer looking show for your clients. Steve
Videography and Photography= Votography? Do I understand this correctly?
by JD 13 years ago
If understand this correctly, this seems like it could increase profits of the wedding videographer considerably. I some case double profits per job. It will be much easier and quicker for a videogra
Re: Videography and Photography= Votography? Do I understand this correctly?
by Steven J. Gilbert 13 years ago
One of the most important things to learn is lighting. As a still professional first and foremost I believe my still training has helped with my transition to video. I am still learning the tolerances
Seeking Advice on Stereo Mic for Video
by Bill Evelyn 14 years ago
Hello, I am looking for a stereo mic to use on location to capture string or woodwind quartets or duos in small settings. I'm a one-man band, shooting 2 DVcams...stereo mic with XLR connections to one
Re: Seeking Advice on Stereo Mic for Video
by Steven J. Gilbert 14 years ago
Bill, Check with the guys at sweetwater.com they are true pros at audio recording and instruments. Steve
XL1s Tape Stock and Drop Outs
by Steven J. Gilbert 14 years ago
I have a good friend that has been shooting with me on a few jobs and has had problems with his XL1s and my Panasonic 63 minute MQ videotapes. Audio drops out and video stutters. I have suggested fast
Re: XL1s Tape Stock and Drop Outs
by Don Greening 14 years ago
Your friend's XL1S needs a cleaning. Suggest a reputable camera repair place in your area and have them do it. Tell them what's happening with the XL1S and they'll clean the heads and transport mechan
New online reel ...
by DiPalma 14 years ago
Any and all feedback would be greatly appreciated. Comments Suggestions Thanks for your time ... www.nicdipalma.com
Re: New online reel ...
by Steven J. Gilbert 14 years ago
Nic, Great job! I agree with the length and the other comments, but wanted to add a comment about the lack of an eMail link and other links on the website. I assume it is in transition. Steve
Royalty Free Buyout Music?
by jeremy lee 14 years ago
I am planning on buying the Backtraxx Royalty Free Buyout Music from Digital Juice and before I do I would like to know what Royalty Free Buyout Music others are using and happy with. Thanks, JDL
Re: Royalty Free Buyout Music?
by Steven J. Gilbert 14 years ago
Jeremy, Check out Sound Ideas. As a musician, I prefer having live musicians instead of electronic music. It is all personal taste. I really didn't care for the backtraxx at all. I love their image li
Basic Strobe flash kit advice needed
by Robin 14 years ago
Hello all! I'm looking into getting a studio flash lighting kit with 2-3 heads and a nice little selection of umbrellas softbox etc. I need it for working in a studio-type setup with my D2X and possib
Re: Basic Strobe flash kit advice needed
by Steven J. Gilbert 14 years ago
Robin, You might want to check out two brands. Photogenic and Dynalight. I personally own photogenic powerlights and have used them in commercial and portrait settings effectively for over 15 years. T
Wang Chung Video
by Steven J. Gilbert 14 years ago
In the video "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" was the video shot with the singers moving from side to side and dropped frames with a cut edit to achieve the final look (i.e. leave every 5th frame in and d
Re: Wang Chung Video
by Chuck Reti 14 years ago
The stop motion photography for "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride," released last year, was shot using digital stills at 3504 x 2336 RAW from modified Canon EOS cameras. See article in Post http: tinyurl.com
20-24" Monitor Recommendation
by Steven J. Gilbert 14 years ago
I have a chance to upgrade a small edit system we put together at work with PP Pro and aCanopus DV Storm Pro+. I have a 13" production monitor, but a 15" monitor is way too small for editing. I wish w
Re: 20-24" Monitor Recommendation
by Steven J. Gilbert 14 years ago
I am checking into a Viewsonic 20.1" VP201B Black Monitor. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Which Would You Choose?
by Kevin Williams 14 years ago
Small, "one-man band" kinda guy that must cover County Commissioner meetings. Which set-up would you choose & why Budget is limitless. NewTek VT4 Globecaster or Broadcast Pix
Re: Which Would You Choose?
by Steven J. Gilbert 14 years ago
KT Williams, To start I wouldn't have either piece of equipment in a control room situation. Globcaster not bad, but not reliable in my opinion. I have been a one-man band Government Access coordinato
Clean Install for Tiger??
by Steven J. Gilbert 14 years ago
I need just a little heads up on how to clean install and re-partition my system drive. I will re-load all programs after installing Tiger. Thanks for the help. Steve
Re: Clean Install for Tiger??
by Steven J. Gilbert 14 years ago
Thanks very much.
Quicktime 7 Pro and OS X Requirements
by Steven J. Gilbert 14 years ago
I am in the process of figuring out how to go about upgrading my G4 Dual 1.25 GHz system that is running Jaguar 10.2.latest. I have heard lots of horror stories and I have a solid system right now tha
Still photo sequence
by Steven J. Gilbert 14 years ago
Wanted to know how to transition from one image to another in AE. So I need to create a move for each image and export to NLE or can I do the whole project in AE with transitions between each image Th
Re: Still photo sequence
by Steven J. Gilbert 14 years ago
Thanks Guys. My workflow will produce the moves in AE, export and then edit in Final Cut. Thanks again. Steve
Best Baby Video Ever!
by Keith Fredericks 14 years ago
This is for anyone who can appreciate a well-edited music video or a very cute baby video (as a parent). It's just over 3 minutes and set to the song "Mr. Mom" by Lonestar. I really need an audience,
Re: Best Baby Video Ever!
by Steven J. Gilbert 14 years ago
Kfred, On the note about doing this as a profession. I don't know if you mean business or job working for someone else. You have to look at the economics of a production like this and count how many h
Scan Converter
by Steamer18 14 years ago
I need a high quality scan converter and I'm looking at the Magnicoder MCP601 (http: www.magnisystems.com products mcp-601index.htm) . Does anyone have an opinion on this converter, or should I be loo
Re: Scan Converter
by Steven J. Gilbert 14 years ago
Steamer, You should check out the TVOne solutions as well. I talked with the VP at NAB and their products are real solid performers. I will be deploying 2 CS-620A scan converters in my control rooms r
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