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Tom Adams, Reelife's Owner and Director, has a B.A. in Communications with concentration in educational media from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He has over 20 years experience in the fields of educational, commercial and corporate prod... [more]
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September 3rd 2003
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Panasonic AG-AC90 Firmware update
by Tom Adams 4 years ago
Hi all, couldn't find the right forum to post this but figured some of your FCP users might be AC90 owners... wondering if any of you have successfully downloaded the firmware updates. I just noticed
Re: Panasonic AG-AC90 Firmware update
by Tom Adams 4 years ago
Oh I was happy with the form factor and the general feel, so I went ahead and did the firmware update and I'm glad I did... a couple key upgrades - especially the white balance... much better ... than
Panasonic ag-ac90 firmware updates?
by Tom Adams 4 years ago
Hi all, couldn't find the right forum to post this but figured some of you Premiere users might be AC90 owners... wondering if any of you have successfully downloaded the firmware updates. I just noti
shortcut to switching left and right channels
by Tom Adams 5 years ago
Hi, Is there a shortcut for switching between left and right channels... instead of having to "select track, right click, audio channels, modify clip, change channels, ok, back to editing know what I
Re: shortcut to switching left and right channels
by Tom Adams 4 years ago
yes! thanks Regards, Tom Adams - Director Owner Reelife Documentary Productions "cool digital video stuff...not boring or dumb" www.reelifeproductions.com Williamsburg, MA, USA www.FolktographybyTom.c
crashing!
by Tom Adams 5 years ago
alrighty after a few weeks of really poor performance and lagging, stuttering playback... now premiere pro cc 2014.2 is crashing "randomly" every 2hrs or so... my operating system specs: Yosemite 10.1
media cache files
by Tom Adams 5 years ago
hello, I'm trying to optimize my premiere CC setup so i can get smooth playback like I used to... not sure what changed but video is stuttering and it's driving me crazy.. where's the best place to st
Re: media cache files
by Tom Adams 5 years ago
ah yes, sorry... and I suspect that's the main problem: ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT 256 MB (btw: Until i can figure out the long term solution, I've started to convert my active 1920x1080 MTS project files
Under the Premiere hood
by Neil Gowan 5 years ago
I'm making the transition from Final Cut to Premiere...good thing I have 3 years-worth of previous migrators to follow and read up on! ;) First topic - setting up caches previews and optimizing perfor
Re: Under the Premiere hood
by Tom Adams 5 years ago
ditto... Regards, Tom Adams - Director Owner Reelife Documentary Productions "cool digital video stuff...not boring or dumb" www.reelifeproductions.com Williamsburg, MA, USA www.FolktographybyTom.com
AVCHD MTS files
by Tom Adams 5 years ago
Hm, so do MTS files work with PluralEyes 3.5 I'm getting a red line camera icon through the MTS files that i import .... Regards, Tom Adams - Director Owner Reelife Documentary Productions "cool digit
stuttering playback cc2014
by Tom Adams 5 years ago
still trying to figure out why I can't get smooth playback with cc 2014. here are the file properties.. File Path: Volumes 09 Reelife GDrive 1TB bike ways mtg 3 10 15 PRIVATE AVCHD BDMV STREAM 00001.M
Re: stuttering playback cc2014
by David Baud 5 years ago
Have you tried creating a sequence from this clip by dragging it to the template icon still the same behavior I would suspect the codec being an issue for your "old" cpu have you tried to convert to P
Premier CC 2014 crashing
by Tom Adams 5 years ago
Hi all, not sure if I'm supposed to post here for Premiere Pro CC 2014 or in creative cloud forum but... cc has been really stuttery and crashed 6 times today. see attached system info I just got 16GB
Re: Premier CC 2014 crashing
by Tom Adams 5 years ago
Kevin and anyone else who'd like to chime in... see my additional points questions above... and I've pasted my crash report below... crashes are still happening Process: Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014 441
Squealing while shuttling/fast fowarding
by Luke Swain 8 years ago
When I'm shuttling or fast-forwarding in Premiere, the audio emits an extremely high frequency tone that I'm pretty sure isn't room-tone, or part of the original audio. It seems like a glitch, or some
Re: Squealing while shuttling/fast fowarding
by S├ębastian Dahl 5 years ago
Just press "shift L" until it plays at a speed that's slow enough for you to understand what is said, but still faster than normal playback speed. Hope this helps. S.
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Tom Adams liked this 5 years ago
panasonic ag ac90 separate audio channels
by Tom Adams 5 years ago
Hello, I'm trying to figure out the details of the panasonic ag ac90 separate audio channels and how they act. It appears that I can't actively live switch between these channels without having to STO
Re: panasonic ag ac90 separate audio channels
by Tom Adams 5 years ago
Hi Jan, Here's the scenario: input 1 - xklr from wireless mic receiver input 2: xlr from shotgun mic I need to switch between channel 1 and channel 2 A LOT when I am recording a speaker and there are
AG-AC 90 Video
by Dan Asselin 6 years ago
Was looking on You Tube for video from the AG-AC 90 in order to confirm my decision to purchase same. Found the following video of AG-AC 90 footage with linking footage shot with I-Phone 5. Am I nuts
Re: AG-AC 90 Video
by Tom Adams 5 years ago
Iris the a good forum for agac 90 I have the following question about audio: Hello, I'm trying to figure out the details of the panasonic ag ac90 separate audio channels and how hey act. It appears th
panasonic ag ac90 separate audio channels
by Tom Adams 5 years ago
Hello, I'm trying to figure out the details of the panasonic ag ac90 separate audio channels and how hey act. It appears that I can actively live switch between these channels without having to STOP t
Sorting a bin in Icon View?
by Bill DePalma 7 years ago
Is it possible to sort the order of clips in a bin in Icon view I know that you can manually arrange clips to storyboard but shouldn't there be a method to quickly sort them by name or duration etc Cu
Re: Sorting a bin in Icon View?
by Bill DePalma 7 years ago
Thanks, odd but I will make the request
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Tom Adams liked this 6 years ago
Advanced easing on keyframes?
by Greg Neumayer 9 years ago
I think I spend 50% of my AE life repeating the same easing task on my keyframes. I'm constantly opening the motion editor, grabbing the handle in the velocity curves and manually creating what would
Re: Advanced easing on keyframes?
by Tom Adams 7 years ago
did i miss somwething. I'm just switching from fcp 7 and can't get my keyframes in premiere pro6 to stop drifting. argh. help thanks Regards, Tom Adams - Director Owner Reelife Documentary Productions
How to copy and paste text attribute?
by Newton Niu 10 years ago
Hi, everyone! I've finished doing all the text for my video, but now I want to change their sizes and positions. I think it is possible that i change one of them, and then paste attributes to others.
Re: How to copy and paste text attribute?
by Tom Adams 8 years ago
darn . i need to do the same thing and quick. what a pain in the butt. Regards, Tom Adams - Director Owner Reelife Documentary Productions "cool digital video stuff...not boring or dumb" www.reelifepr
ProRes422 file size / converting from Canon 60D
by Tom Adams 8 years ago
Im just getting used to the whole log & transfer world and have a few questions that I couldn't find with a search of this forum: 1) Is ProRes 422 the only option to convert to from canon's 60D h264 f
Re: ProRes422 file size / converting from Canon 60D
by Tom Adams 8 years ago
John, ahah. very good to know indeed. it might just be time to make the plunge. I'm going to hold my nose as I jump! thanks -t Regards, Tom Adams - Director Owner Reelife Documentary Productions "cool
editing iphone4 HD footage: best sequence settings?
by Tom Adams 9 years ago
Hello, wondering if anyone knows the best FCP6.0.6 sequence settings for ftge I shot with my iphone4. I believe it records in H.264 ok, thanks Regards, Tom Adams - Director Owner Reelife Documentary P
Re: editing iphone4 HD footage: best sequence settings?
by Tom Adams 9 years ago
thanks Michael...I found this discussion on the apple boards: http: discussions.apple.com thread.jspa messageID=11768802� Regards, Tom Adams - Director Owner Reelife Documentary Productions "
Smooth Cam Issue
by Brett Putman 9 years ago
So, I have some fairly jerky footage shot from a helicopter using a 5D. I a have trued to use the Smooth Cam in FCP and it looks great when it is compressed and uploaded to Vimeo, but when I take a lo
Re: Smooth Cam Issue
by Tom Adams 9 years ago
does anyone have any tips on what smooth cam settings work best. i find the setting hard to figure out. ...not getting the results I'm looking for... I've tried to do it with "motions" settings too...
EASY? way to convert XDcam files to .mov files?
by Tom Adams 9 years ago
hello all, I am jumping over hurdle after hurdle trying to get XD footage shot by another camera op into final cut pro. I know all about all of the fcp plugins and have tried them all. I believe that
Re: EASY? way to convert XDcam files to .mov files?
by Tom Adams 9 years ago
Ian, drat...that didnt work. I went to import Sony XD cam...and imported my "orphaned files" folder ...but "0 clips" were in the folder. drat. Regards, Tom Adams - Director Owner Reelife Documentary P
need suggestions for 5x dvd duplicator
by Tom Adams 10 years ago
hi, hoping someone in this forum can lead me in the right direction to find a good, reliable but not too expensive dvd duplicator that does at least 5 x duplication. looking forward to hearing your su
Re: need suggestions for 5x dvd duplicator
by Tom Adams 10 years ago
anything for around $400 Regards, Tom Adams - Director Owner Reelife Documentary Productions "cool digital video stuff...not boring or dumb" www.reelifeproductions.com Williamsburg, MA, USA www.Folkto
how to evenly distribute open finder windows on my screen?
by Tom Adams 10 years ago
hello, I'm hoping someone has a mac tip that will allow me to evenly distribute all of the finder windows that happen to be open on my screen. I seem to remember a key-combo that magically made this p
Re: how to evenly distribute open finder windows on my screen?
by Tom Adams 10 years ago
thanks chuck. but i should have clarified that I mean more permanently evenly distribute windows. expose is cool and all but I'd like to have the windows stay like that - not just temporarily pop-up l
The 10-sec. Email & The Principle of Counterproductivity
by Tim Wilson 10 years ago
These are general business principles, and apply broadly to your communication with clients, bosses, and colleagues. Because they are general, you may believe that they don t apply to YOU. This belief
Re: The 10-sec. Email & The Principle of Counterproductivity
by Tom Adams 10 years ago
sorry, but I have to disagree with A LOT of the article. I think email is MUCH more important than you give it credit for...especially, for one-man small production houses. The terminology and refusal
variations in saturation levels
by Tom Adams 10 years ago
hello out there, When I was digitizing the footage I shot today, I noticed that the saturation levels seemed to be "rolling" from "not very much" to "kind of a lot"... While in final cut pro... I conf
Re: variations in saturation levels
by Noah Kadner 10 years ago
Kinda hard to say from here- I'd shoot some color charts. If you see the problem continue, get it serviced. Noah Check out my new RED Blog. Unlock the secrets of the DVX100, HVX200 and Apple Color. No
strange word monitoring???
by David Roth Weiss 11 years ago
Holy Cow!!! I just answered a post in which I used the word "s-p-e-c-i-a-l-i-s-t," only to receive a Cow message stating that my use of the word "c-i-a-l-i-s" had triggered a review of my post. Don't
Re: strange word monitoring???
by Tom Adams 11 years ago
yes indeed- nilmusic.com rock on! Regards, Tom Adams - Director Owner Reelife Documentary Productions "cool digital video stuff...not boring or dumb" info@reelifeproductions.com www.reelifeproductions
iPhone / mobil cow version of site trouble
by Tom Adams 11 years ago
hi there, I entering this using my iPhone on the new mobile version of cow... wondering why I can't see more than approx. 15 posts - and there's no "next" button to see all the other posts.. simple bu
Re: iPhone / mobil cow version of site trouble
by Tom Adams 11 years ago
what's awesome ah what Regards, Tom Adams - Director Owner Reelife Documentary Productions "cool digital video stuff...not boring or dumb" info@reelifeproductions.com www.reelifeproductions.com Willia
tripod / head suggestions?
by Tom Adams 11 years ago
Hello, I'm in the market for a tripod & head. Interested in hearing what people would suggest for someone using a dvx100a doing documentary, run & gun, interviews, etc. Iwas using a manfrotto bogen 30
Re: tripod / head suggestions?
by Steve Wargo 11 years ago
The 503 is an improved 501 and I thought they discontinued the 501Steve Wargo Tempe, Arizona It's a dry heat! Sony HDCAM F-900 & HDW-2000 1 deck 5 Final Cut (not quite PRO) systems Sony HVR-M25 HDV de
where to buy a dvx100A?
by Tom Adams 13 years ago
hello, does anyone know of any reputable panasonic resellers that are still selling the dvx100A. I love this camera and don't need the dvx100B. I thought there would still be dealers out there selling
Re: where to buy a dvx100A?
by Tom Adams 13 years ago
um, i know...that's why I asked if anyone might know if there were any reputable dealers still selling. thanks anyway, though.Regards, Tom Adams - Director Owner Reelife Documentary Productions "cool
audio 'hiccups' when exporting from FCP to DVX100a
by Tom Adams 13 years ago
Hello out there, So I'm done editing and want to Master to minidv tape. I'm (temporarily) using my dvx100a as the record deck since my old sony GVD300 minidv finally kicked the bucket. Now, I'm gettin
apple compressor mpg-2 settings / workflow
by Tom Adams 13 years ago
Hello, I'm trying to export from final cut pro using compressor. I want to make an mpg-2 file at the smallest file size possible without too much compression artifiacts. I'm not familair with compress
Re: apple compressor mpg-2 settings / workflow
by Peter dewit 13 years ago
I found it's interface to be a bit odd when I use it myself. The basic procedure is: Setup your output in a sequence in FCP Go to File Export Using Compressor The Compressor window will open with your
VOICEOVER other voice options?
by Tom Adams 14 years ago
Hello, I'm wondering if there are any "third party" voices that I could add to the selection of voices offered in Voiceover Be great to hear anyone's suggestions. thanks tom
Re: VOICEOVER other voice options?
by Tony! Hulette 14 years ago
This is the only 3rd party voices supplier I know of. I don't believe you'll find any free ones anywhere, but who knows http: www.cepstral.com downloads Tony!
is Tiger (OS 10.4.3) compatible w/ wmv9?
by Tom Adams 14 years ago
Hi, I just upgraded to OS 10.4.3 and I can't get any of my .wmv9 files to play. When I click on a .wmv file, Windows Media Player tries to open but immediately crashes. I have a version of popwire wmv
Re: is Tiger (OS 10.4.3) compatible w/ wmv9?
by Daniel_l 14 years ago
WMV 9 on 10.4.3 is fine. Try a re-install of the player after ditching everything WMP related. It's possible but unlikely that Popwire is causing the problem, if you had said you had Flip4mac installe
cleaner 6.0.1 crazy error upon install
by Tom Adams 14 years ago
I've been getting this crazy error message that won't allow me even to open the application (6.0.1). I downloaded original install from autodesk website and then tried their backup disk...still same e
Re: cleaner 6.0.1 crazy error upon install
by Tom Adams 14 years ago
sorry forgot to add signature with my other info Regards, Tom Adams - Director Owner Reelife Documentary Productions "cool digital video stuff...not boring or dumb" info@reelifeproductions.com www.ree
problems with QT7 Pro?
by Tom Adams 14 years ago
Is anyone else having a bunch of problems with QT7 Pro I'm having problems encoding, compresssing, playing back and having others playback (what else is there ). I've also been corresponding with Popw
Re: problems with QT7 Pro?
by Tom Adams 14 years ago
fred, thanks. it's true, misery loves company. I thought because of the lack of input replies...i was the only one...but it's obvious that QTPro 7 is the reason...since all of these problems started h
compressing to QT 6.xx instead of QT 7- HELP
by Tom Adams 14 years ago
Hello, I'm having major troubles having a client using a PC to view files that I'm compressing from my mac. I know it's the age old problem...but I need a solution today! I can't export (from FCP HD o
Re: compressing to QT 6.xx instead of QT 7- HELP
by Ben Waggoner 14 years ago
The Quick file format hasn't changed in years. You just need to make a file with codecs compatible with the Windows version of QuickTime. Use either Sorenson Video 3 or MPEG-4 Part 2 (not H.264) for v
wmv9 audio out of sync
by Tom Adams 14 years ago
When I export a wmv9 file from final cut pro (using popwire's quicktime export plugin) the audio is immediately out of sync help Regards, Tom Adams - Director Owner Reelife Documentary Productions "c
Re: wmv9 audio out of sync
by Craig Seeman 14 years ago
What are you playing your file with, WMP9 Mac, WMP9 or 10 on Windows, Popwire WMV Player Can you send a link to your file
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