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Steven Lambion

I am an owner of a small video specialist business, I develop Apple software as a hobby, and I'm on two bowling leagues
Member Since:
March 10th 2007
94 Posts
Location:
Washington
FCP quits upon initializing log & capture
by Shawn Ouwinga 11 years ago
I'm attempting to log 24F HD footage directly from a Canon XH-A1 via firewire. A V settings should be correct (HDV 1080 60i), but every time I open the log and capture window the program "quits unexpe
Re: FCP quits upon initializing log & capture
by Steven Lambion 11 years ago
I've run into this many times. First delete the preferences they are located in: User Account Library Preferences. Delete these files: com.apple.finalcutpro.plist Final Cut Pro User Data (Folder) If t
FCP Unity and .exe files
by Shaun Lavery 11 years ago
Hello, I'm working through a Unity system and FCP. Last week we had some problems with the Unity and a guy came and did his thing to fix it. However, after that I noticed that all of our quicktime med
Re: FCP Unity and .exe files
by Steven Lambion 11 years ago
Sometimes, if using OS X, it sees a file as a unix executable. I've seen this with audio, flash, and text files. It should still work in Quicktime. Open up the info panel of the file(s)(command-I), th
Sequence gets blurry when I add a filter
by etienne berthiaume 11 years ago
Hello experts. I don't know if you could help me. I'm trying to add a black rectangle to hide something on a sequence. I'm capable of doing so, but as soon as I get the rectangle on the sequence, ever
Re: Sequence gets blurry when I add a filter
by Steven Lambion 11 years ago
This sounds like your sequence is lowering it's quality, probably due to it being set on dynamic. This is so you have few rendering times and can be more productive. If this is the case, then what you
Spinning Beach Ball
by StephenSF 12 years ago
I have just installed a second hard drive and whenever I run a sequence I get an obligatory 30 second wait with beach ball before it runs the timeline. This also happens intermittently while the seque
Re: Spinning Beach Ball
by Steven Lambion 11 years ago
Actually that's the loop cursor used when the active process is in a loop(When nothing else can be done in the application), similar to Apple's old Clock cursor. The spinning beach ball was to replace
H.264 playback problems
by Wayde Ferguson 11 years ago
I have imported some H.264 files into FCP, they play fine in quicktime player but in final cut on the timeline it wants to render for 7 hours. The clip is an hour long is only 1.8 G and is 1920x1080 2
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Re: H.264 playback problems
by Steven Lambion 11 years ago
Like the other person said, h.264 is an advance compressed format. It's codec is to complex to edit with on computers these days. You need a less compressed format that uses an easier algorithm like D
Final Cut Teacher Needs Help!
by Patrick Morrow 12 years ago
I have a problem in my class with a Mac Book Pro running Leopard. When I show FCP through the VGA cable on the screen it locks up and the beach ball appears, sometimes for up to 1 minute. I trashed th
Re: Final Cut Teacher Needs Help!
by Steven Lambion 11 years ago
You probably already did this, but install the 6.02 update to Final Cut Pro. On Apple's info site, it says this update makes Final Cut Pro Leopard supported. Good LuckVideo Specialist Apple Developer
photoshop files into FCP
by Andy Kachor 11 years ago
Hi, when I import photoshop files into FCP it distorts the aspect ratio, making it into widescreen when it's supposed to be 4:3, I think it has to do with the pixel aspect ratio or something. any thou
Re: photoshop files into FCP
by Steven Lambion 11 years ago
Make make sure the photoshop file is the right aspect ratio. Normally in photoshop, the aspect is squared by default, while in Final Cut Pro it could be 3:4(or something else like this). If you want,
8 cores shutting down
by Bob Buruchian 12 years ago
We have two 8 cores that power completely down when trying to tackle a large render in FCP 6. It's like someone pulled the plug Has anyone else had this happen BobPlayimage Inc. FCP 6.1 HD
Re: 8 cores shutting down
by Steven Lambion 12 years ago
A Mac Pro should only get up to about 70c or 160F, any higher there might be a problem. I do know the case can handle quite a lot of heat, the powermacs got up to 180F-190F. The new intels though are
Should I partition my internal hard drive on Mac Book Pro?
by Beau Brotherton 12 years ago
When should you partition a hard drive. Is there any particular reason I like the idea because it keeps the hard drive organized. I can use one partition for the Applications and the other for my FCP
Re: Should I partition my internal hard drive on Mac Book Pro?
by Steven Lambion 12 years ago
You normally do it for personal preferences. I partition so that I can use unstable Beta OSes with out effect my normal one. I also partition for a backup database.Video Specialist Apple Developer Own
Another iTunes Question from a not so newbie
by Todd George 12 years ago
Hello all I recently posted here on the cow and followed the wonderful advice I was given now I have a new situation I recently filled my 36 gig external hard drive and I still have music and music vi
Re: Another iTunes Question from a not so newbie
by Steven Lambion 12 years ago
Really I didn't know about that, Instead I create aliases in the iTunes Music Library.Video Specialist Apple Developer Owner of GranitWorks
authentication
by J. Tad Newberry 12 years ago
i've looked in my preferences, but don't see where to turn off the option that would stop my G5 from telling me i can't copy or even move a file until i "authenticate" it with my password. or, on othe
Re: authentication
by Steven Lambion 12 years ago
This has to do primarily with the UNIX core if your messing with files that are owned by the System or root. The only thing you can do is to enable the root account, there's an app in the utilities fo
Snapz Pro x
by John Vanaman 12 years ago
I'm not sure if this is where to post this, but I need help with Snapz Pro X movie capture feature. It is not saving the movies anymore, or if it does it saves an unusable 4kb file. Has anyone had exp
Re: Snapz Pro x
by Steven Lambion 12 years ago
I would call tech support at http: www.ambrosiasw.com support Just for some more information, I am an Apple Developer, and what normally happens for new quicktime files is to create an empty container
How can i render an animation in maya 8.0
by Aaron Debreczeni 12 years ago
My tutorial talks about a switch in Render Globals, but i cant find that one. What should i do
Re: How can i render an animation in maya 8.0
by Steven Lambion 12 years ago
You first use the common render settings. Switch the "frame Animation ext:" popup menu to a multi frame naming formatt(exp: name.#.ext). Then below this put the start and end frames, select the camera
Student vs. Pro
by Brendan Thompson 12 years ago
Hi, Can anyone give me clue on the different features between Maya Student and just plain 'ol Maya I've looked around but haven't found the information readily available. thanks.
Re: Student vs. Pro
by Steven Lambion 12 years ago
Maya PLE is a free version of the standard Maya, but has a watermark on all renders Maya Student discount is the same as the standard maya, but cost I think about $250 Maya Unlimited student discount
Active Rigid Body Collision
by Steven Lambion 12 years ago
I normal am not good at asking for help, mainly because i'm a person that likes to help people out instead but here it goes. I have used rigid bodies before in Maya, but I haven't done to many trouble
PCIe card?
by chris newman 12 years ago
i'm on the brink of buying and external sata drive from g-tech. the drive ships with a PCIe card and cables to connect to my computer. i'm not certain if my computer has the correct card slots to supp
Re: PCIe card?
by Steven Lambion 12 years ago
PowerMac G5s do come with a PCI express slot. I not sure about how many your Mac has, but mine which is from 2004 has one at the top and then 2 normal PCis underneath. The only thing that you need to
Can I improve the wireless card on my PowerBook G4?
by Sam Mallery 12 years ago
Hi- I'll be honest. One of my neighbors has a wireless network that is not password protected. If I hold my laptop up to my bedroom window I can get it pretty well sometimes, but not all the time. Whe
Re: Can I improve the wireless card on my PowerBook G4?
by Steven Lambion 12 years ago
Well If your friend is allowing you to use their network then you could get an Airport express and link it to your neighbors network, there is also an external antenna from QuickerTex that can trible
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