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Todd Schmidt

I'm currently in school for animation.
Member Since:
November 17th 2003
197 Posts
100 posts
Location:
New Orleans
HD rendering?
by Todd Schmidt 12 years ago
Hey guys, These all might sound like dumb questions but.....up to this point I had been rendering only in SD NTSC but now I'm looking to work with HD. Aside from another project that was filmed in HD
Re: HD rendering?
by Todd Schmidt 12 years ago
Thanks so much! I seem to have never gotten a straight answer or opinion on that!
HD footage, bad horizontal lines
by Todd Schmidt 12 years ago
Hi All, Ok I'm very new to HD so here it goes. I did a shoot out of state and I'm going to be doing the trailer's opening. It was shot with the Panasonic HVX200. It was 24p, DVC Pro HD 108060. On prev
Re: HD footage, bad horizontal lines
by Brendan Coots 12 years ago
Raylight has four quality settings (good through bad, essentially) that can be selected via a popup when you are in programs like Vegas. I don't know if this window is available when you are working i
HD 1080I quality and settings
by Todd Schmidt 12 years ago
Hey all, Ok, like many I'm new to HD so here goes. We've been shooting with the Panasonic HVX200. I had no control to any settings in the filming process but it rendered the clips using that DVCpro50
Re: HD 1080I quality and settings
by Todd Schmidt 12 years ago
Ok...well I figured something out. I thought that they shot this 24p. Obviously not. I'm rendering it with the upper field and that cleared up the problem but I still need to hurry up and figure out H
Analog capture
by Todd Schmidt 13 years ago
Hi, I have a Dazzle capture device that came with Studio 9 software. I'm wanting to capture using premiere pro 2 but I'm not sure how as the Dazzle doesn't show up in my capture settings in Premiere.
Re: Analog capture
by Richard Blanchard 13 years ago
I have an ATI HDTV Wonder card, and neither Premiere Pro nor Sony Vegas will recognize it. However, Windows Movie Maker recognizes it fine. All three on the same XP PRO computer. Is there anything I c
DVD case template, also problems
by Todd Schmidt 13 years ago
Hi, I created a DVD case in photoshop. I bought Memorex DVD storage case inserts and of course it has me using the expressit software with the template designed for the inserts. Well the image I creat
Re: DVD case template, also problems
by Ron Fredericks 11 years ago
Here is the photoshop template I created and used recently. Perhaps it will work for you too. It is just a jpg image with 3 colored panels for placing your images within the template. Instructions are
year counting up animation?
by Todd Schmidt 13 years ago
Hi all, Ok, heres the scoop. I'm looking for a simple way to go from the year 2000 to the year 2050 a long with a time lapse animation that I made. Sounds simple, and it should be. First off, let me s
Re: year counting up animation?
by Todd Schmidt 13 years ago
Yes....now I feel really stupid, HA! Thanks....I knew it was gonna be something so easy! I'm losing it over here! T
Ai files, continuosly rasterize... still pixelating
by Todd Schmidt 13 years ago
Hey guys, I just imported an ai file into AE, it was in paths with a color fill. Actually, it was a map of a state filled with green. Anyways, I clicked the continuously rasterize yet when I zoom it s
Never mind,,,got it!
by Todd Schmidt 13 years ago
Ok...I'm an idiot,,,,I wasn't using it as a 3d layer with the camera....just scaling.now it works B E A U T I F U L L Y !!! T
XL1, black bars on right and left?
by Todd Schmidt 13 years ago
Hi, I have a used XL1. For some reason I'm not getting a full 720x480 resolution. There are black bars on both the right and left sides. Is this a camera problem or is there a workaround or am I just
Re: XL1, black bars on right and left?
by Todd Schmidt 13 years ago
Thanks! Yeah, I knew I was distorting it, but besides the output to DVD I also have my videos on the web so that overscan shows up. I'm just gonna mask the web videos. Thanks! Todd
Output Video
by dougcook 13 years ago
Sorry...another basic question. When I save my finished PI output video , the picture is squished where there is a black bar on top and bottom, which of course does not match the other video clips
Re: Output Video
by Todd Schmidt 13 years ago
Sounds to me like one is in wide screen
FEAR Film Festival in New Orleans!
by Todd Schmidt 13 years ago
Hey all film makers in the VFX, SPFX and Sound FX field. We are having the first FEAR film festial in New Orleans October 26th-29th. Go to Film Effects Animation Revival (FEAR)
DVCPRO50...Quicktime, Windows
by Todd Schmidt 13 years ago
Ok...I asked this question in the AE forum and also Googled it but I have not found a clear cut answer. I have a client that sent me a finished commercial to which I did the animation in. I wanted it
Re: DVCPRO50...Quicktime, Windows
by MajorAsshole 13 years ago
After installing the ACE mega codec pack I can use DVCPRO50 as an output for SD video
Crashing in render output!
by Todd Schmidt 13 years ago
Ok, it's driving me nuts. I've tried calling autodesk tech but I can't ever reach them. Anyhow, when I go into my render output and want to change compression on a project it hangs, then will just cra
Re: Crashing in render output!
by Colin Thomson 13 years ago
AVI fix .... hope this helps http: usa.autodesk.com adsk servlet ps dl item siteID=123112&id=5663432&linkID=5573636
captured clips gone?
by Todd Schmidt 13 years ago
Ok, now I'm scared! I've been working on this project and went to print to a DV tape when all of a sudden the media is offline. The media were clips I captured from DV and am re-rendering them with th
Re: captured clips gone?
by Todd Schmidt 13 years ago
No, did that. First thing I thought was I might have put the captures in the wrong place. This project is something I had in there for a few weeks. They all of a sudden dissapear. There were clips tha
H.264 Codec?
by Todd Schmidt 13 years ago
Hey all, I had some questions about the H.264. I know if you DL the free QT 7 it comes with it, but as I now understand that QT7 isn't compatible with After Effects. Is there anywhere to get just the
Re: H.264 Codec?
by Todd Schmidt 13 years ago
Thanks. I'm on a pc though, but I will look into it.
Reliable headphones for monitoring?
by Todd Schmidt 13 years ago
I know this might not seem to be the best place to ask this, but since I'm an XL1 user I thought I'd ask here. Anyone got some suggestions I'm kinda on a budgit. Thanks, Todd
Re: Reliable headphones for monitoring?
by Bouncing account needs new email address 13 years ago
Sony Pro MDR-7506 Headphones. The "industry standard" in the studio or on-location. http: www.musiciansfriend.com product Sony-Pro-MDR7506-Headphones sku=271056 You won't be disappointed.
Night shooting, bad lighting, XL-1
by Todd Schmidt 14 years ago
Hey guys, I shot some footage of a voudou ceremony in New Orleans the other night. It was late, dark and candle lit with about 200 people there. With my eye, as usual things were lit the way I'd like
Re: Night shooting, bad lighting, XL-1
by Bouncing account needs new email address 14 years ago
This is a job for a Sony PD-170. There is nothing better in low light.
DVD storage, compressing for television?
by Todd Schmidt 14 years ago
Hi, Recently a local Public Broadcasting Station asked to use some of my short pieces (3-5 Min) for fillers between movies. They wanted them on DVD's. The problem is, the person in charge of the proje
Re: DVD storage, compressing for television?
by Todd Schmidt 14 years ago
I was thinking of that, it would definately be a good choice. This is WYES here in New Orleans. They got wiped out in the flood and really have just gotten things back up and running. Thanks, Todd Sch
XL!s, MA-100, Achieving the best audio?
by Todd Schmidt 14 years ago
Hey guys, I have been trying to get good audio off my XL using the MA-100. I've been happy so far, but a client had a prob with something I shot and I need advice. I did an interview with a couple, on
Re: XL!s, MA-100, Achieving the best audio?
by Todd Schmidt 14 years ago
Thanks Don, I've rented an Audio Techna for some gigs and it worked great. Its hard here in New Orleans to find anywhere to just get a mic, I really have to do my shopping online. I will be looking ar
Export to the web advice
by Todd Schmidt 14 years ago
Hey guys, I'm just learning about exporting for the web and needed advice. I have Pro 2 and am using the media encoder to do it. I'm rendering in wmv 9 386k for the web and I hate the quality. I'm doi
Re: Export to the web advice
by Todd Schmidt 14 years ago
Figured out the skipping, for some reason, dont know why, but my original piece had a frame rate of 29.96....instead of 97. I reinterpreted all of my files to 29.97 and my main piece at 29.97 and its
TFT Monitor question
by Todd Schmidt 14 years ago
Hey guys, I dont really know if this is a good question for this board, but here goes. I recently bought a 7in TFT monitor for my XL1. I got it off Ebay. It works good and looks good, but I misread an
Re: TFT Monitor question
by Lawrence McDonough 14 years ago
What brand is it Maybe the manufacturer has a web site. I use a 7" TFT from VariZoom on my XL2 (www.varizoom.com) that works great, the battery comes with it and bottom mounts on the monitor through a
Convert to XLR, an adaptor?
by Todd Schmidt 14 years ago
I, like many others will open this with, "Am I an idiot ". I'm just learning audio, but know its a pivotal part of the process. I have the Canon XL1 and have the MA-100 adaptor. I was wondering if the
Re: Convert to XLR, an adaptor?
by Todd Schmidt 14 years ago
Thanks...I'm taking that advice! Todd
Capture problems with Sony deck
by Todd Schmidt 14 years ago
I seen that someone wrote a similar post below, but I'd like to see how this can and if theres a resolution. I spent a good chunk of money, of which it is hard to come by to purchase the Canon XL1. Ac
Re: Capture problems with Sony deck
by Todd Schmidt 14 years ago
Hmm...I don't see anything on my XL1 that says DV control
Frame mode and capture
by Todd Schmidt 14 years ago
Hey all, Well, I realised that shooting in frame mode really wasnt so great, but whats done is done. So far it doesnt look so hot, but that might be my capturing of the footage. I have the XL 1 and I
Actually Don, now that I...
by Todd Schmidt 14 years ago
Hey Don, I didn't like it at first, but in post Icolor corrected the scene by warming it up and reduced interlaced flicker then burned to dvd for a test...it looks GREAT! I'm pretty shocked. I dont kn
Motion Menu problem
by Todd Schmidt 14 years ago
Hi, I'm new to Encore, so this might sound simple. I'm getting en error when I try to build the DVD saying that my motion menu is larger than 1GB and it can't render that. Well, I don't see how it's t
Re: Motion Menu problem
by Erik Pontius 14 years ago
can you elaborate a little on the process you used to create your menu Did you create a still menu with photoshop and then import it as a menu, then link an audio track to the menu audio property How
DVD Pro Studio, Great, but need quick help
by Todd Schmidt 14 years ago
Hi, Recently David Roth Weiss said I should check out this program. It is pretty darn good! I've gotten some great results. I decided to purchase teh full studio version, but I'm so busy working on ed
Re: DVD Pro Studio, Great, but need quick help
by David Roth Weiss 14 years ago
Todd, I'm glad you like DVD Lab Pro. It has a great reputation, and I know many who use it, but I don't know it well enough to help you. I do know there are several online tutorials on their website,
Nero, DVD quality loss?
by Todd Schmidt 14 years ago
Hey guys, I have Nerovision and am trying to burn DVD's. I get a crappy loss in quality everytime. When I set it for highest quality, the DVD's end up skipping. The fonts look really bad when I let it
Re: Nero, DVD quality loss?
by Todd Schmidt 14 years ago
Thanks David, Your right....I need better software and I really need to start learning this better. What authoring software do you recommend Todd
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