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Stu Siegal

Member Since:
January 2nd 2006
170 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Boston
Premiere Pro CS6 Preview really slow and laggy ?
by Harvey Brepson 7 years ago
Hi, when I'm using Premiere and I want to preview my video (even at 1 4 of a quality !), it is really slow and REALLY laggy ! Even on 720p footage ! I've made a change in "cuda_supported_cards" in C:&
Re: Premiere Pro CS6 Preview really slow and laggy ?
by Stu Siegal 7 years ago
Well, there are lots of things it could be, one of which is CS6's cache buffering issue. Below is a link to a thread on the Adobe forums, disappointing that no one from Adobe has officially acknowledg
Can I back up and import custom workspaces and keyboards?
by Stu Siegal 7 years ago
With FCP, I used Pref Manager to save these items. This way, if I needed to reinstall, they weren't lost. I could also pop them on a thumb drive and import them on a client's system when needed. What'
Re: Can I back up and import custom workspaces and keyboards?
by Angelo Lorenzo 7 years ago
Yes, but not easily. In Window, keyboard layouts are saved in: C: Users Your Name AppData Roaming AdobePremiere Pro 6.0 and they have a file extension of kys. I'm sure Mac has an equivalent directory
New PC for Adobe Production Suite CS5.5
by Aaron Cadieux 8 years ago
Hello, I am going to making a jump from Production Suite CS3 to CS5.5. In order to do that, I will be building a new dual Xeon Quad-Core 64 bit PC this spring. Some of this "Dream Machine" is based of
Re: New PC for Adobe Production Suite CS5.5
by Stu Siegal 8 years ago
Thanks Aaron, best of luck with the build, keep us posted. www.stusiegal.com
Is Apple really listening to us?
by Mark Maness 9 years ago
OK.... I'm sorry but its time for me to rant and blow off some steam here. Ever since Apple gave us the ability to edit text inside of FCP using Motion templates (FCP 6), Motion has made FCP completel
Re: Is Apple really listening to us?
by Stu Siegal 9 years ago
Agree David, the learning curve, also known over here as laziness, is a major factor in deciding whether or not to seriously consider PPro. My fingers don't want to learn another language. And, btw, D
.MTS on FCP
by Aj Reuter 9 years ago
My canon sf-21 records on .mts How can i edit this in final cut pro 7 I just ordered my macbook pro (i have a 25 inch monitor for editing, haha) and Ive heard its not supported in final cut. I dont wa
Re: .MTS on FCP
by Stu Siegal 9 years ago
Use Clipwrap or Roxio Toast to convert to Prores. www.verite-media.com
FCP and Color - Is this limitation real?
by kyler boudreau 9 years ago
Hey forum...I've been using FCP a ton, and being an Avid guy in the past, that is saying something. Getting ready to do another indie feature, and the thought of using FCP crossed by mind, but I have
Re: FCP and Color - Is this limitation real?
by Stu Siegal 9 years ago
Color is worth the effort. It sat unused on my drive for a long time, but after a good training DVD (there are many), I realized just how powerful and easy to use it is. It's not for every project tho
Best ProRes codec for ingest Panasonic AF-101 material
by Geir Ove 9 years ago
Hi! We are going to use the AF-101 camera on a production. They are going to record to the internal SD card on the camera. As I understand the bitrate is 24 Mbps, so I'm wondering if I can transcode u
Re: Best ProRes codec for ingest Panasonic AF-101 material
by Stu Siegal 9 years ago
Panasonic recommends LT, though it seems illogical that it would have any visual benefit over prores 422, only a file size benefit. ftp: ftp.panasonic.com pub panasonic Drivers PBTS papers Editing%20A
Toast or Clipwrap for Prores Transcode?
by Stu Siegal 9 years ago
Using FCP 6, so I can't log & transfer AVCHD from my AF100. Was thinking of picking up Toast 10 for transcodes, wanted to see if anyone had any issues. Saw an old post mentioning audio drift, but thin
Opinions Wanted: My capture drive solution just got hosed
by Dave Gage 9 years ago
I don't have clients, I just do work for my own business with Final Cut and I'm "attempting" to NOT spend more money, but my original Capture Backup strategy just fell apart. I have: -MBP (Late 2008)
Re: Opinions Wanted: My capture drive solution just got hosed
by Stu Siegal 9 years ago
The most lo-fi yet reliable solution for your situation is a dock and raw drives. I went with this one: http: www.newegg.com Product Product.aspx Item=N82E16817707170&cm_re=startech_dock-_-17-707-170-
Looking for video edit sales/tech support in Boston area
by Joe Carty 10 years ago
Does anyone have any recommendations as to where to find a good video editing systems provider in the Boston area I do edit and compositing work on Macs, primarily using FCP and After Effects. I've be
Re: Looking for video edit sales/tech support in Boston area
by Stu Siegal 10 years ago
Give Steve Finer a call, technically rock-solid and a nice guy. http: www.finerassociates.com www.verite-media.com
FCP/Canon XHA1 full screen playback
by Andy Mitchell 10 years ago
Hey guys, I've been a long time reader, first time member. You've helped me a lot in the past, and now, well, I got a doozie for ya. I just got a Canon XHA1s and shot some footage just around my house
Re: FCP/Canon XHA1 full screen playback
by Stu Siegal 10 years ago
The correct setup is the one you used, use it all the time with the A1 24p. The problem might be that the footage is on the laptop's drive. Try it on an external drive and see if that helps. www.verit
OT: End of Prosumer Camcorders???
by Brian Pitt 10 years ago
I work as a videographer editor for a mid-sized corporation. I produce multiple training marketing videos primarily shot with Sony HDV V1U camcorders. The photographers in my department recently let m
Re: OT: End of Prosumer Camcorders???
by Stu Siegal 10 years ago
"I don't think they are going to sacrifice their core audience of photographers to make a camera that is video first and stills second" Actually, they addressed the need for high quality stills & web
Image Size Question
by Stu Siegal 10 years ago
I brought a photo in to a photoshop project, put it on a layer, resized it using the transform tool, and now want to bring in other pphotos and resize them to exactly the same size, but can't figure
Re: Image Size Question
by Stu Siegal 10 years ago
Thanks guys. John, that's what I was looking for. www.verite-media.com
Optical Flow Analysis Problem
by Taylor Rosenbauer 10 years ago
Hi everyone! I have a problem I'm experiencing in Motion 3 and I could really use your help considering that this project I'm working on is due in two days...completed. I'm working with DVCProHD 720p6
Re: Optical Flow Analysis Problem
by Stu Siegal 10 years ago
Just a guess - is this a subclip I know in STP, sending a subclip used to result in stp analyzing the entire master clip, which if you've captured an hour's worth of material, caused the program to ha
"Too large to render" error message
by Brent Streeper 10 years ago
Hi! I'm getting an error message that has me confused. I've got a 720p DVCPro clip in my project. Occasionally I'll get the error message that refers to this clip, saying, "This media is too large to
Re: "Too large to render" error message
by Stu Siegal 10 years ago
Hey Steven, Yes, I do use it, switched over from FCP rescue about a year ago (I think FCP rescue is now extinct). I think the disclaimer is just legal boilerplate, it works like a charm, has made my l
Will MC run on my Mac?
by Stu Siegal 10 years ago
I've got a non-intel quad core power mac, and I'd like to try out the 14 day trial. I know that my hardware is not on the list nor is my video card, an ATI x1900, but I'm not looking to build a system
Re: Will MC run on my Mac?
by Mike Drew 10 years ago
Sorry no, MC 3.5 is INTEL Mac only Mike Mike Drew Avid AE Shake Flame
Help painting a line of light - project is due tomorrow!
by Stu Siegal 10 years ago
OK, I've tried everything but can't make this work. What I'm trying to do is paint a line using light that wraps around text from back to front. The line is wave shaped, paints on, arcs upward behind
Re: Help painting a line of light - project is due tomorrow!
by Stu Siegal 10 years ago
Thank you Steven, this was it. I was so focused on manipulating the stroke, the type never even occured to me. Out of curiosity, do you know why the mask didn't work on the paint stroke clone layer ww
Can't bring up transform handles
by Stu Siegal 10 years ago
OK, don't use motion much, so I'm sure this is operator error, but can't figure it out. Seems I have one project where the handles don't come up in the canvas - I can transform in the inspector, but d
Re: Can't bring up transform handles
by Stu Siegal 10 years ago
DUH. Show overlays, at the very top, was not checked. Knew it was something dumb, but thanks for getting me to see it. P.S. Love the DVD. Even though I rarely use motion, I've used some of your tips a
OS Tiger- FCP6 freezes
by stu aull 11 years ago
Hi All Mac G5 Tower 2.2gighz processor - 6Gig Ram - OSX 10.4.11 - FCP6.0.2 Getting frequent FCP freezes, such as on SAVE-AS of open files, etc - sorry, haven't been able to pick out a pattern of issue
Re: OS Tiger- FCP6 freezes
by Stu Siegal 11 years ago
Hi Stu, Any chance you accidentally have some media on you system drive Worth a look... Stuwww.verite-media.com
Can't Boot From Techtool Deluxe CD
by Stu Siegal 11 years ago
Hi, Want to run Disc Utility, can't seem to get my Quad Core to boot from the techtool Deluxe cd that came with my applecare plan, which is now expired. Every time I try, either by holding the c key,
Re: Can't Boot From Install disc
by Alexander Kallas 11 years ago
I've asked this before To any genius... I've got a G4 Powerbook that won't boot from it's Panther install disc, (boots ok from Disk Warrior) the black dropdown restart screen appears, and asks for pow
Help eliminating flicker on qt export for web
by Stu Siegal 13 years ago
I've got a sequence going to the web, not much of a compressionist, could use some advice in getting rid of the flicker I'm getting on some straight lines, specifically some moire on brick, and a blac
Re: Help eliminating flicker on qt export for web
by Ed Dooley 13 years ago
I'm assuming these are video clips that are flickering, not stills Use the Flicker filter. Ed
kona lh - hdv to dvcprohd workflow - confused, please help..
by Gary Barr 13 years ago
Hi, I want to go hdv to dvcprohd using a Canon HV10 camcorder as a deck for Canon's 25F. I've been reading posts everywhere for a week and still am a bit confused. With audio, do I really need a mixer
Re: kona lh - hdv to dvcprohd workflow - confused, please help..
by Stu Siegal 13 years ago
Well, here's one last suggestion. Instead of capturing dvcprohd, maybe you should consider the Sheer Codec - from reliable posters elsewhere, it gets raves. Then, you could capture with your hv10, kee
Kona LHe PCIe slot
by ric shellhammer 13 years ago
Hi, I just installed the LHe board into slot 3 of my Mac Pro but had to reconfigure the setup to: slot1_16 lane for graphics card slot2_x4 lane slot3_x4 lane slot4_x1 lane Although the AJA documentati
Re: Kona LHe PCIe slot
by Stu Siegal 13 years ago
Same for a g5 quad core G5 Quad Core, 4.5 MB RAM, Dual Dell 1905FP's, KRK RP-5's, DSR-11, FC Studio 5.1.2 OSX 10.4.8
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