Tom Galli: Activity About Images
Tom Galli

Member Since:
October 1st 2008
68 Posts
Location:
Honolulu, HI
Friends:

Jay Curtis
Audio cleanup, bouncing to and from Audition
by Tom Galli 1 day ago
Aloha all, I've got a rough cut of a short film ready. I did the cutting with the scratch track, and now I've gone back and synchronized all of the multitrack audio recordings from my Tascam DR-680. A
Multitrack delay
by Tom Galli 1 year ago
Aloha all! I'm trying to do some basic multitrack recording. Lay down one channel, go back, add accompaniment to that channel, go back, add another track for vocals, etc. etc. Really vanilla stuff. Bu
Re: Multitrack delay
by Tom Galli 1 year ago
I've done a bit of digging, and found a couple of tweaks. I'm on a Mac, so the ASIO driver isn't applicable. I just don't understand how I can buy a $400 multitrack recorder that can do this simple ta
Order of effects
by Tom Galli 1 year ago
Aloha all! So I find myself commonly using Noise Reduction, Normalization, and Compression on, well, just about everything. My question is, which is the best order I go back and forth on whether Noise
Re: Order of effects
by Tom Galli 1 year ago
Wow! That's in impressive list! Think I'll print that and hang it above my workstation... The difference between theory and reality is that, in theory, there is no difference between theory and realit
Choosing a multi-channel recorder
by Tom Galli 2 years ago
Aloha all! I've got an older Tascam DR-680. Nothing wrong with it; works fine, and I know how to use it pretty well. But it's...awkward. The single-knob interface, the form factor, the ergonomics... i
Re: Choosing a multi-channel recorder
by Ty Ford 2 years ago
Great info, Eric. Thanks so much for being a part of the Cow. Regards, Ty Ford Cow Audio Forum Leader Want better production audio : Ty Ford 's Audio Bootcamp Field Guide Ty Ford Blog: Ty Ford 's Blog
Ceiling-mounted background lights
by Tom Galli 3 years ago
Aloha all! I have a multi-purpose room that we use for classroom, screenings, and shooting. The overall dimensions are roughly 25' x 19'. The ceilings are about 10' tall, but there is a lot of air con
Re: Ceiling-mounted background lights
by Bill Davis 3 years ago
Tom, Did you solve this If not, drop me a note. my email is my name backwards Davis before bill (at) iCloud - with the typical dot com close. I have a really nice ceiling pantograph system that I used
Lighting design for outdoor event
by Tom Galli 3 years ago
Aloha all! Twice a year, my university has an outdoor event to celebrate cultural diversity. Mostly it features different ethnically-oriented clubs performing traditional dances in traditional costume
Re: Lighting design for outdoor event
by Bill Davis 3 years ago
The kind of throw you're talking about from the balcony position to the stage area you're probably going to be looking at theatrical ellipsoidals. See if there's a theatre supply rental company in you
Tips for a SLOOOOOOOW jib move?
by Tom Galli 3 years ago
Aloha all! I need to simulate a subjective point of view of a person sinking in quicksand. I've got a CobraCrane 1 jib for the job, but I need a way to ensure a constant-yet-slow movement for the enti
Re: Tips for a SLOOOOOOOW jib move?
by Tom Galli 3 years ago
At the moment, it's a proof of concept. I think it would play well in VR, but that's a few projects down the way. The difference between theory and reality is that, in theory, there is no difference b
Connecting monitors to a computer
by Tom Galli 3 years ago
Aloha all! A couple of recent incidents have made me remember the importance of having a decent set of near-field monitors connected to a sound editing station, and not just relying on headphones. But
Re: Connecting monitors to a computer
by Bill Davis 3 years ago
For the past 5 years, I've monitored exclusively via an inexpensive USB interface and it was surprisingly fine. About 8 months ago I switched to a Zoom Tac-2 when I simplified things and replaced my o
Submerging ears effect
by Tom Galli 3 years ago
Aloha all! For an upcoming project, there is a scene in which we have a POV shot from a character going under in quicksand. I want to duplicate the effect that a person would hear as their ears submer
Re: Submerging ears effect
by Simon Billington 3 years ago
Traditionally its done with a Low Pass Filter, yell often find one on an eq. If you engage it, the more you lower the frequency, the more you start losing the high end or those treble bits. If you sta
Workflow question
by Tom Galli 3 years ago
Aloha all! I'm working on a 10 minute pilot for a web series. I'm up to rough cut v5, and the product is pretty finished. I'm waiting now for music from our composer friend. The audio came largely fro
Re: Workflow question
by Simon Billington 3 years ago
It would be a shame to remove all of the volume automation just to remove the noise out of the audio, but this is getting a bit tricky. You could edit the source files and the will automatically updat
Installing FCP 6 or 7 on OS 10.9
by Tom Galli 5 years ago
It's easy! You can search our Jeremy Johnstone's blog for details, but here's the short version. Around about OS 10.7, Apple started putting a .plist file in that the Installer.app checks. That .plist
Re: Installing FCP 6 or 7 on OS 10.9
by Tom Galli 3 years ago
Aloha Jim, There's not much I can tell you. I ended up migrating to the Adobe family of products. I did have a former student come and do some editing using FCP on 10.9 recently, and that seemed to go
To build a recording booth or not...
by Tom Galli 4 years ago
Aloha all! Beginning in August, we're going to launch a daily poetry segment on our college radio station. As such, we expect to be doing a fairly consistent business in audio recordings. I've got a s
Re: To build a recording booth or not...
by Tom Galli 4 years ago
Unfortunately, outside the window is the compressor for the split system A C that cools my office. Beyond that is the smoking area; beyond that, parking and an access road. But that double-pane window
Digi-Cine camera
by Tom Galli 4 years ago
What should I buy Ok, the noob part is out of the way, here's the back story... I'm a professor teaching video production at a small private university in Hawaii. Introductory classes shoot on Canon V
Re: Digi-Cine camera
by Tom Galli 4 years ago
Huh. Funny that rental never occurred to me. That would certainly be an option if I treated it as a workshop, but I don't think it would be tenable for an entire class. I'll kick that idea around for
Why no razor blades on simple interface audio editors?
by Tom Galli 5 years ago
Aloha all! I'm frustrated. I have a recurring project in which I record a two hour radio show then isolate the DJ breaks. What I want is an audio editor that works the same way an audio track in FCP o
Re: Why no razor blades on simple interface audio editors?
by Tom Galli 5 years ago
I certainly could do it in Premiere, or FCP. But part of what I'm hoping is to grow into these more powerful sound-specific applications, learn what they have to offer that my video editors lack. I me
HD not smooth
by Tom Galli 6 years ago
Aloha all! I'm shooting on JVC GY-HM700 and 750 cameras, which were designed in conjunction with Apple and shoot native QuickTime files. I'm recording 1920x1080 60i. My editing system is FCP 6.x (aka
Re: HD not smooth
by Tom Galli 6 years ago
Aloha Don, First, thanks for your continued efforts! 1. When I start editing, the system defaults to NTSC DV settings. When i drag the first clip onto the Timeline, FCP offers to change my settings, w
Files importing as stereo, I wish they wouldn't
by Tom Galli 7 years ago
Aloha all! I'm shooting on JVC GY-HM700 & GY-HM 750 cameras. When I import the files into FCP, they come in as stereo audio. I'd prefer they came in as 2-track mono. I know, it's not all that big a de
Re: Files importing as stereo, I wish they wouldn't
by Tom Galli 7 years ago
Aloha Neil, Sorry, but that's not the issue. The camera records QuickTime files direct to SDHC cards. No Log & Capture, no Log & Transfer, just importing files. Thanks for trying! Mahalo, Tom G The di
Adobe Cloud vs CS
by Tom Galli 7 years ago
Aloha all! I didn't see a general "Adobe questions" forum, so forgive me is this is only marginally on-topic. I oversee the facilities for the Communication Dept at a small private university. This in
Re: Adobe Cloud vs CS
by Tom Galli 7 years ago
Walter Soyka "This is not the case: the product doesn't actually run in the cloud. You install the software on your desktop and the Creative Cloud subscription replaces your serial numbers" I wasn't
Lion & Studio 2?
by Tom Galli 8 years ago
Well, Apple has done it to me again. Another undesired forced upgrade. I am replacing 4 older computers in my lab, the last of my Power PC G5s. And, of course, the new machines are shipping with Lion.
Re: Lion & Studio 2?
by Tom Galli 8 years ago
Well, at present, I am still running OS 10.6.x. I've not made the move to Lion. However, FS2 on 10.6.8, installed by using the Migration Assistant from a master disk, definitely demonstrates a little
Understanding Avid products
by Tom Galli 8 years ago
Aloha! So, with the advent of FCP X, I am contemplating switching my lab to Avid. Looking at the website, I see they have 3 video editing product families: -Media Composer -Avid DS -Symphony But they
Re: Understanding Avid products
by Tom Galli 8 years ago
Ok, let's pretend (for a moment) that I am sold. I buy MC at the educational price of $295 license. I like the idea of ProTools, but that's $700, with no mention of an educational discount. The MP ver
FCP 6 vs 7, concerning AVCHD & mp4
by Tom Galli 8 years ago
Currently, I'm running FCP 6 FCS 2. I recently bought a host of new HD cameras for my introductory video production class, and they record to AVCHD. Additionally, a couple of students have cameras of
Re: FCP 6 vs 7, concerning AVCHD & mp4
by Tom Galli 8 years ago
Aloha Jerry, 1. Copying the card's contents to the hard drive prior to Log & Transferring doesn't change anything. The computer still sits there for about 2 minutes, acting as if you never told it to
Consumer camcorder search
by Tom Galli 8 years ago
Aloha all! I'm faculty and "the video guy" at a small private university. We have a lab with 21 Macs running FCP Studio 2. Currently, for the Introduction to Broadcasting class, we have assorted Sony
Backdrop search
by Tom Galli 9 years ago
Aloha all! I've got some residual grant money to spend, and only a short time in which to do so. I want to add 3 backdrops to our new multipurpose room: chroma-key green, seamless white, and a generic
Re: Backdrop search
by Tom Galli 9 years ago
The 15' was based on having something wide enough to shoot a full person head-to-toe. The space where we're planning to hang has a clearance of 7'6", and working with a (roughly) 2:1 aspect ratio, tha
Free video editor for Mac
by Tom Galli 9 years ago
Aloha all! Short version: I want to replace iMovie HD, but find the new version of iMovie unacceptable for my environment. It's replacement needs to be free (or really cheap) and easy to use. Longer v
Re: Free video editor for Mac
by Tom Galli 9 years ago
It's always nice to see feedback from someone who has taken time to research the program, look at where a class lies in the overall curriculum, and make an educated assessment. The difference between
Low power portable theatrical lighting
by Tom Galli 10 years ago
Aloha all! Way back in undergrad, I was a theatre lighting guy. Even won a couple of regional awards. Then I graduated, got a job in video, and haven't looked back for decades. Things change. My boo h
Re: Low power portable theatrical lighting
by Mark Suszko 10 years ago
I was going to suggest 12-volt automobile headlights, until you asked for DMX control :-)
Looking for my next camcorders
by Tom Galli 10 years ago
Aloha all! I oversee a video production facility at a small college. For the past many years, I've been using JVC GY-DV500 cameras for the intermediate and advanced ENG classes. While these cameras ha
Re: Looking for my next camcorders
by Tom Galli 10 years ago
Yeah, the decision-making is certainly simplified by knowing your needs. And mine are probably different than most folks. For me, performance and workflow are actually secondary concerns. My major int
Wireless intercom & video
by Tom Galli 11 years ago
Aloha all! I'm searching for a system to stay in contact with 3 camera people. I'd prefer to go cordless for all the obvious reasons. And, I see 2 realistic options. First is the Porta-Com AnchorMan-4
Re: Wireless intercom & video
by dave baum 10 years ago
Tom, Did you ever find a solution. I am looking for the exact same things as you were back about 1 year ago Communication to 3 camera operators (in loud conditions) Quality video in 200-300 ft range.
© 2019 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]