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Tim Scarpino

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March 17th 2005
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Adobe AEM
by Tim Scarpino 10 months ago
Greetings, LOOONNNNGGGG time lurker, but first time poster. Is there are good on-line resource that helps explain AEM and how people are using it in the real world I've been to the Adobe sites and tha
Media Encoder Compression Issue
by Tim Scarpino 9 years ago
Greetings all, Using Avid Media Composer 3.5.4 on a certified HP xw8600 workstation. I have a :45 piece in 1080i that has video and an animation created in AE. I export the spot as a .mov file with th
Re: Media Encoder Compression Issue
by Chris Blair 9 years ago
This won't fix your issue but Adobe Media Encoder is generally considered to be a pretty poor encoding application...often producing just plain weird results. We've never gotten it to work properly th
Images in a Comp
by Tim Scarpino 9 years ago
Hi all, Running AE CS5 and am noticing everytime I place an image in a comp, the aspect ratio is different than the original AR on the image. In short, the image is being squished when I place it in t
Re: Images in a Comp
by Michael Szalapski 9 years ago
Also, have you turned on the aspect ratio compensation switch for your comp window - The Great Szalam (The 'Great' stands for 'Not So Great, in fact, Extremely Humble') No trees were harmed in the cre
Lens Adapter for HVX-200
by Tim Scarpino 10 years ago
Greetings all, We're a corporate outfit, but doing increasing amount of "public eye" content for the web, in-store HDTV displays and even broadcast. We have an HVX-200 and we're ready to dive into som
Re: Lens Adapter for HVX-200
by Tim Scarpino 10 years ago
Thanks for the info. We are seriously looking at the Letus. If you'll indulge me, I have a couple of more questions. The idea of the adapter is to take an existing 35mm film SLR camera lens and "put i
Default Movie Creation File Type
by Tim Scarpino 10 years ago
Greetings all, I've been a AE user for a number of years, and one item I'm not sure how to change (if it's even possible)is the "default" file type when creating a movie of my composition. It always w
Re: Default Movie Creation File Type
by Erik Waluska 10 years ago
Shortcut: Hold the control (command on mac) key down when you select the template from the output module and it will become the default template. -E
DVX100B Audio Input 1 not working
by Kimba Kat 10 years ago
I have a DVX100Bp Whatever microphone I plug into Input 1..it does not work. Microphones work fine when I plug into Input 2. I noticed in the manual a "Phantom" microphone is discussed..but never defi
Re: DVX100B Audio Input 1 not working
by Tim Scarpino 10 years ago
Are ure sure your mic cable are working If so, check the front of the camera to insure the mic line switch is set to Mic and that your audio level knob is not in the complete counter-clockwise positio
Export from FCP for Use in Avid
by Tim Scarpino 10 years ago
Greetings all, We use Avid Media Composer (on approved PCs) in our shop, and recently received some HD material from a vendor that was exported out of FCP as uncompressed. We are not able to open thes
Re: Export from FCP for Use in Avid
by John Fishback 10 years ago
If you search the Cow for "Avid codecs" and you'll find many posts with the answer to your question. After the Avid codecs are installed on the FCP system, it will be able to export files for use on A
Freeze Frames in AE
by Tim Scarpino 11 years ago
Greetings all, Creating a complex comp and heres what I need. Comp is 1:00 minute in length. I'm using a video clip in a layer that needs to be that length. Catch is, the video clip is only :09 second
Re: Freeze Frames in AE
by Tim Scarpino 11 years ago
Thanks all, I watched the tutorial regarding Time Mapping and this was the answer to my problem! Cheers and thanks all for your consideration and offerings! Tim
Rough Looking AE Crawl in Avid
by Tim Scarpino 11 years ago
Greetings, I've created a graphic for clients in After Effects. It is simply text (with a nice glow) that has an alpha channel. I make it QuickTime movie using the Animation Codec When I bring it into
Re: Rough Looking AE Crawl in Avid
by Tim Scarpino 11 years ago
Thanks, but I'm all green in MCA with the resolution so that's not it. Tim
DVX100 Stopped Recording
by Chris Bryan 11 years ago
Has anyone run into this issue I shot a wedding yesterday. I always shoot with two cameras, one that I operate and the other, a stationary camera mounted on a tripod with a wide angle shot so that I h
Re: DVX100 Stopped Recording
by Tim Scarpino 11 years ago
It sounds as though you may have accidently stopped the recording yourself. Do you have the camera setup so the tally light is on to the point where you can see it from your second camera position If
Anton Bauer on a DVX100A
by Anderson Williams 11 years ago
I recently picked up a brand new Anton Bauer ProPac 14 battery at an unclaimed freight store for a very reasonable price (under $45). I'm wondering: could modify it for use on my DVX100A or Canon XH A
Re: Anton Bauer on a DVX100A
by Tim Scarpino 11 years ago
I'm not aware of a specific adaptor, but Noah says there may be one so I would invest time in trying to track it down as A B products are very good. Having said that, you may want to be very careful a
Weddings with the DVX-100B
by Devon Brown 11 years ago
Hello! I am looking at the possibility of purchasing the DVX100B for shooting weddings. I imagine the footage will look good in a well-lit ceremony, but how does it fair in lower light situations Dimm
Re: Weddings with the DVX-100B
by Tim Scarpino 11 years ago
The only "remorse" you will have is not having purchased it sooner. Cheers, TimTim Scarpino
LED Lights
by Chris Bryan 11 years ago
Hello everyone, I'm in the market for an inexpensive camera mounted light. I was looking around B&H when I came across some LEDs. Does anyone have any experience with these If so any particular model
Re: LED Lights
by Tim Scarpino 11 years ago
I have no experience with LED lights in a teleproduction environment, but if I was interested, I'd be curious about the color temperature they operate at as a means to see how it affects white balance
Timecode Missing On My Cheap Deck
by Jason McCaffrey 11 years ago
Hi folks, I recorded some audio to minidv using a DVX. Now I'm trying to capture said audio and the timecode isn't showing up on my cheap consumer camera, thus not allowing me to log and capture like
Re: Timecode Missing On My Cheap Deck
by Tim Scarpino 11 years ago
Yes, your timecode will be visable on the DVX. As you've discovered, consumer products typically don't show timecode. I am curious (though I not too familiar with FCP) if once you bring your content i
Networking a G4 with a PowerPC 9500
by Tim Scarpino 11 years ago
Greetings all, Running a Legacy 9500 for Media 100 and I'd like to network it with a G4 running Tiger. I connected the two with an ethernet cable and was finally able to have Chooser "see" the G4. Whe
Re: Networking a G4 with a PowerPC 9500
by Tim Scarpino 11 years ago
I was using an ethernet crossover cable, connecting both Units directly. Tim ScarpinoTim Scarpino
Why Do You Like Premiere?
by Tim Scarpino 11 years ago
Greetings all, I've worked with Media 100 for 10 years, a bit with Final Cut Pro, and for the the last 4 years w Avid Media Composer Adrenaline HD, all at my "day" job. For my night gig, I'm using a l
Re: Why Do You Like Premiere?
by Twann Hudson 11 years ago
I'm running FCP and CS3 Master- I like both, but i have to give it up to Adobe with all the have missed in fixing the suite (my opinion) the adobe bridge pushes FCP out the water. Being able to edit i
Media 100 (Legacy 6.1) Audio?
by Tim Scarpino 12 years ago
Greetings, I'm finishing a 53 minute "film" on my legacy Media 100 v6.0 system (do you want me to tell you how I prefer this to my work Avid Media Composer Adrenaline ) and there are several scenes wh
Re: Media 100 (Legacy 6.1) Audio?
by Lukkee Chong 12 years ago
... another way is simply select the clip(s) and go redigitize selected. Then check the box marked "force redigitize" audio to the right of the digitize window. This will only redige the audio you hav
Final Cut Pro 6 Bug
by David Merfeld 12 years ago
I just upgraded to FCP6 Things in my world was good, too good! I had a deadline with a simple Photos to video program We snapped together and were ready to EXPORT. I get ready to submit in the Compres
Re: Final Cut Pro 6 Bug
by Tim Scarpino 12 years ago
Merfmanboogieman "by the way the "I have a tan" comment was a complete joke. I am as pasty white as fresh snow on christmas morning. I haven't enjoyed the outdoors for 6 months. I was trying to say I
Finding "Ease In/Out" Key
by Tim Scarpino 12 years ago
Greetings all, I use AE 7 at work on a PC and use the F9 key once I highlight keyframes to "turn on" the Ease In Out function. Works like a charm. Problem is, I'm using AE 6.5 at home on a G4 running
Re: Finding "Ease In/Out" Key
by Eric Jones 12 years ago
F9 is used as an Dashboard & Expose hot key as a basic default in MacOS X, hence the "funky" screen behavior of everything shrinking. Go to your System Preferences and select "Dashboard & Expose", you
AE Settings for SD 16;9 Composition to be Used in Avid
by Tim Scarpino 12 years ago
Greetings all, Wondering what composition settings anyone uses to create a SD project in AE that will be imported into MCA for final output to a 16:9 monitor. With those settings, are you able to crea
Re: AE Settings for SD 16;9 Composition to be Used in Avid
by Nate Vander Plas 12 years ago
I believe Avid's widescreen dimensions are 853 x 480, which is unique to Avid and frankly rather annoying.
Multi-Cam Feature in FCP 5?
by Tim Scarpino 13 years ago
Greetings all, Just getting in FCP from years with Avid and Media100. I'm not at my machine, but am wondering, does FCP have a "multi-cam" feature that will allow me to have several tapes w identical
Thanks All - was: Multi-Cam Feature in FCP 5?
by Tim Scarpino 13 years ago
Thanks to ALL who responded. Appreciate it much! Tim Scarpino
Avid Xpress Pro Requirements
by Austin Ray 13 years ago
Hi! I'm now working on Avid Xpress Pro 5 on my Dell Latitude C840 (1400Mhz Pentium4 with 768Mb ram). This is as you probably know not a especially good setting of hardware for Avid Xpress Pro 5. I'm t
Re: Avid Xpress Pro Requirements
by Tim Scarpino 13 years ago
You would do well to adhere to the Avid specifications. They can be found at: http: avid.com products xpresspro specs.asp Good luck. Tim Scarpino
P2/Avid MCA Workflow
by Tim Scarpino 13 years ago
Greetings All, This is my first post in the forum, so here goes.... We made the plunge and purchased a Pansonic HVX-200 and related P2 paraphanalia. We've not used HD and or P2 before, but I've picked
Re: P2/Avid MCA Workflow
by Chris Bové 13 years ago
Also check out: http: www.avid.com exchange forums thread 127539.aspx http: forums.creativecow.net cgi-bin new_read_post.cgi forumid=193&postid=861092 and so on... ______ -o-o- (=) ...Pixel Monkey (_
My First 16:9 AE Project - Help!
by Tim Scarpino 13 years ago
When creating a Standard Definition 4:3 composition in AE, to be exported as a OMF for use in Avid Media Composer Adrenaline, I would use the aspect ratio of 720 x 486. Never had a problem. I'm now t
Re: My First 16:9 AE Project - Help!
by Todd Morgan 13 years ago
When you are ready to render, you need to resize the project to 720x486 in the output module settings. The codec will only take that sizing. When the avid reads the file it will stretch it back out to
What Support Materials Come with FCP 5.1?
by Tim Scarpino 13 years ago
My day job causes me to work on a Avid MC Aderanline HD, which replaced our FCP v3 system two years ago. Well, I bought our old system for my night gig, and I'm looking to upgrade to FCP v5.1 I've he
Re: What Support Materials Come with FCP 5.1?
by Tim Scarpino 13 years ago
Bret Williams "He'd get all the manuals just like when you upgraded to FCP 5.x. He's upgrading from version 3.x. He'd be purchasing a full brand new upgrade in the box with discs, manuals, etc. Howev
Program has disappeared where is the backup copy?
by Jerome Robbins 13 years ago
Mac g-4 144 duel OS 10.3.9, Media 100 XR 8.2.2 RED I opened a 13 minute program I have been working on. It was all rendered. I split a clip to extend it and I got an error message and Media 100 closed
Re: Program has disappeared where is the backup copy?
by Tim Scarpino 13 years ago
Have you tried going to your Media 100 folder under applications There should be a folder in there that references backups. Should be several in there to choose from. It's been awhile, but I think thi
HD vs SD in Compressing for the Web
by Tim Scarpino 13 years ago
Greetings all, As we continue the search for the "holy grail" of good web video, I'm compelled to ask: If I shoot original material in HDV and compress for the web, will that footage be appreciably be
Sorenson Squeeze 4.3 - QT Problems
by Richard Walton 13 years ago
I spoke with a technician at Sorenson yesterday and he said the latest version of QT has created issues with SS 4.3. They are working on a rebuild and have a beta available for download.
Re: Sorenson Squeeze 4.3 - QT Problems
by Tim Scarpino 13 years ago
Yes, I had issues and was sent a "new" version of 4.3 by Sorenson Actually, I'm running version 4.3.303.17 I haven't had the QT issue since I installed it. Tim Scarpino
Where to Buy A Scriptboy TC Readers
by Tim Scarpino 14 years ago
Perhaps a bit off-topic, but for the life of me, I can't locate for purchase a SCRIPTBOY UHF WIRELESS TIME-CODE READER SYSTEM. Anyone got any ideas Thanks, Tim
Re: Where to Buy A Scriptboy TC Readers
by Michael D. Brown 14 years ago
ScriptKit made by Horita www.horita.com Sold by Markertek www.markertek.comMike Brown Video Film Producer American Heart Association
Media 100 sw on new computer...help!
by Stacy Formby 14 years ago
I just downloaded Media 100 sw for use at my office on a G4 dual 1ghz (which already has 8.2.2 on it, OS 10.3.9). I'm getting this error when I try to launch it.. The application "Media 100 sw" could
Re: Media 100 sw on new computer...help!
by Tim Scarpino 14 years ago
I'm not an expert by any stretch of my considerable imagination, but....are your two versions of Media 100 in some sort of conflict Did you try uninstalling your v.8.whatever Perhaps you ought wait to
JVC GY-HD 100V footage into Media 100
by Film Group 14 years ago
I have a project coming up that will require me to use a small format camera and my DP wants to try the JVC GY-HD 100V. I'm not on an HD Media 100 system but am using the last top of the line system t
Re: JVC GY-HD 100V footage into Media 100
by Tim Scarpino 14 years ago
If you're using just the SD function on the camera, then yes, you should be fine bringing either 24P or 30I into your NLE. In fact, I've used my DVX-100A for some stuff and brought that footage (shot
Sorenson Issues...help?
by Tim Scarpino 14 years ago
In the vain hope someone can be of assistance... I'm attempting to compress a 20 minute program for creation of a DVD. I'm using SS 4.2. Each time the compression gets near the end, it stops and gives
Re: Sorenson Issues...help?
by Tim Scarpino 14 years ago
I'm using Avid Media Composer v1.6. It is being brought in as a Quicktime Reference. I will say, as an update, that we changed target directory and drive, and have now been able to compress the spot f
Problems w/Tiger?
by Tim Scarpino 14 years ago
While looking at the Apple site for OS X, I found a forum where "a bunch" of people wrote in complaining of issues after updating to Tiger. I'm not sure I've seen alot of this here, but I'm wondering,
Re: Problems w/Tiger?
by Craig Alan 14 years ago
enough ram OSX 10.3.8; Quicksilver Dual 1 gig; FCP 3.0.4; Sony camcorder vx2000; write professionally for a variety of media
Deleting Web Addresses From Web Address Window
by Tim Scarpino 14 years ago
Just installed OS X on my G4 and need to know how I delete web addresses that automatically appear when you type the first letter or two of a web addresss in Internet Explorer v5.1. I've figured out h
Re: Deleting Web Addresses From Web Address Window
by night-dj 14 years ago
There doesn't exist such feature in IE. You should check-out Spring CLeaning from Allume Systems (http: www.allume.com win springcleaning index.html) or switch over to Safari. Safari offers exactly th
Preferences ... ?
by Jeffrey Stoner 14 years ago
this has happened to me before but i forget how i fixed it ... my media 100 windows don't seem to be staying in their positions, and i have to reset my digitizing preferences every time i open a proje
Re: Preferences ... ?
by Tim Scarpino 14 years ago
If you're on a MAC, simply go the systems folder preferences media 100 and drag to the trash. Then restart your machine. Good luck, Tim
Program to go to web
by Jack Morgan 14 years ago
I have shot and edited a play in 16:9 format. The client wants to put it on the web. The length of the play is 1hr 41 min.... Any thoughts on what is the best way for he (me ) to show that length prog
Re: Program to go to web
by Tim Scarpino 14 years ago
I think your client is asking much, and while it sounds like a a cool thing to do, it's going to be a headache for you. First, you need to ID a host ISP who's gonna provide the storage for file. Then
Looking for bars and tone media100 clips
by Chris Abolt 14 years ago
Hi all, I seem to have lost my original Media100i color bars and tone clips. Anybody have them that could forward to me Or...does media100 have them downloadable on their website I don't have any of m
? for Floh (was Re: Looking for bars and tone media100 clips)
by Tim Scarpino 14 years ago
Floh, What kind of file is this, and does it work w earlier versions (6.0) of Media 100 Do we simply "import" it Your consederation is MOST appreciated. Tim Scarino
Format & Compression Setting Issues W/Sorenson 4.2
by Tim Scarpino 14 years ago
Greetings, I (rather ITS) just updated my HP xw8200 w Sorenson Squeeze 4.2. I'm using this in conjunction w Avid Media Composer Adrenaline. Our problem is when Sorenson opens, just Flash Movie, Flash
Re: Format & Compression Setting Issues W/Sorenson 4.2
by Tim Scarpino 14 years ago
Than Marcelo Lewin "Is this the full version (not just the Flash version) Sorry to ask such a dumb question, but just wondering first." Thanks for your response, and so quickly. How would we know if t
Simple Question
by Michael Allen 14 years ago
I am running Mac OS 10.2.6, Quicktime version 6.2 and Media 100 8.1.1 (I have 8.2 but since my Mac is not connected to the internet, I can't easily get the OS and Quicktime downloads that I will need
Re: Simple Question
by Tim Scarpino 14 years ago
Mike, It should be as simple as going to your Preferences folder and dragging the preferences for that specific software to the trash. The software will then build new preferences when it opens and or
Public Domain "eye candy" Footage
by Tim Scarpino 14 years ago
Greetings all, Wondering if anyone has a line on some inexpensive, public domain-type footage featuring lifestyles We're a retailer with an in-store network and we're looking to obtain some "cool" lif
Re: Public Domain "eye candy" Footage
by George Socka 14 years ago
There is some very nice stuff there. Some of the high motion stuff is a bit too compressed though. If by lifestyle you mean sport - skiing, snowboarding and watersports in particluar, there are enough
Compression Training?
by Tim Scarpino 14 years ago
Anybody got a lead on some decent training in compression techniques Willing to travel if need be. Thanks! Tim
Re: Compression Training?
by Daniel_l 14 years ago
Ben Waggoner is the best, assuming you live in the States. http: www.digitalmediaacademy.org compression.html DL
Is This Possible?
by Tim Scarpino 14 years ago
In trying to squeak that absolute most out of a legacy Media 100 system (v6.0 running on a Mac PowerPC 9500) I wonder if I can install a PCI firewire card into one of the six PCI slots this MAC has, a
Re: Is This Possible?
by Tim Scarpino 14 years ago
Floh "That
Compression Primer?
by Tim Scarpino 14 years ago
Greetings all, I'm wondering if any of you can point this compression novice in the right direction to help my feable understanding of compression techniques. We're doing much more video for the web s
Re: Compression Primer?
by Ben Waggoner 14 years ago
I wrote a book about it, linked from my .sig below. My Book: http: www.benwaggoner.com books.htm Squeeze and ProCoder tutorials: http: www.classondemand.net benwaggoner Compression Class at Stanford:
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