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Tom Galli

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create a pan at start of clip
by Thomas Kaufman 3 months ago
I have a shot of a drummer in 4K, the clip is 20 seconds long. Using dynamic zoom I've gone in 2x and used the blade tool to cut the clip so the pan occurs over the first 3 seconds of the clip, then h
Re: create a pan at start of clip
by Tom Galli 2 months ago
As others have said, using keyframes would be a simpler way to accomplish this. That being said... Go to the last frame of your zoom. Open the Inspector, and take note of the values for Zoom Position
Back up doesn’t seem to be working
by Sean Davison 3 months ago
I m editing a big project. Went to restore to an older version by right clicking on the project and there were no auto saves showing. I checked my auto save and it s set to every ten minutes. I went t
Re: Back up doesn’t seem to be working
by Tom Galli 2 months ago
Autosave Backups do not work like you expect. In the Project Manager, right-click on the project. From the popup menu, look for "Project Backups..." near the bottom. This will give you a list of backu
Vortex effect clipping Text
by Tom Galli 2 months ago
Aloha all! I'm just noodling (nodeling ) around in Fusion, learning the ropes and such. I want to make an animated title where a rainbow washes across the screen like a wave, revealing the text as it
Re: Vortex effect clipping Text
by Glenn Sakatch 2 months ago
Just a guess, but there is probably a setting...going to guess on the vortex node, where you can define frame clipping. It usually defaults to frame or something like that, you want it set to none. No
This is embarrassing - audio keyframes?
by Chris Farrington 3 months ago
This is so basic, but I can't seem to figure out what's happening. I want to do some rubber-banding on my audio track. My wrench icon in the timeline has "Show Audio Keyframes" checked, but I can't se
Re: This is embarrassing - audio keyframes?
by Tom Galli 3 months ago
PS. You probably already realized this, but the same quirk applies to the opacity level on video tracks. The difference between theory and reality is that, in theory, there is no difference between th
Premiere 2020 choking on simple footage
by Tom Galli 3 months ago
Aloha all! I recently upgraded to CC 2020. Premiere 14.2.0 (Build 47) OS 10.14.6 27" iMac, late 2015 3.2 GHz Intel Core i5 32 GB RAM I'm editing some HD footage (1920x1080@29.97p) from a Sony A7Riii.
Re: Premiere 2020 choking on simple footage
by Tom Galli 3 months ago
Score one for obscure preferences with silly names! THANK YOU! Why in the world would the system default to "don't use the available resources designed for this task " Again, THANKS! You've takes some
LUTs from Sony?
by Tom Galli 4 months ago
Aloha all! I've just been asked to edit a short that was shot on a Sony A7Riii using Cine-4. I'm looking for some handy LUTs, and am not having any luck. Does Sony not have a LUT library available Tha
Re: LUTs from Sony?
by Tom Galli 4 months ago
Thanks Andy! I had actually already found that page. It's quite a disappointment, don't you agree It says things like: Sony engineers have developed LUTs designed to facilitate specific functions for
ADR booth equipment
by Tom Galli 4 months ago
Aloha all! I've got a fallow space that I'll be converting into a recording booth over the summer. It was once a bathroom. The layout is really self-designing just because of the size and shape of the
Revisiting: sound cancelling headphones for monitoring recording
by Tom Galli 9 months ago
Aloha all! I know, the dogma is "sound-cancelling headphones color sound, and as such, are evil." I am questioning the dogma, though, and my last shoot reminds me why. We were outdoors. It was intermi
Re: Revisiting: sound cancelling headphones for monitoring recording
by Tom Galli 9 months ago
Hey, an actual reason! You're right... I was fixated on where and how the cancellation is applied, but not on the content. That makes perfect sense! If the noise was a 440 Hz sine wave, and the cancel
Nikon D3500 - adjusting iris in movie mode
by Tom Galli 9 months ago
Aloha all! We just bought a bunch of D3500 cameras for a photography class. Since they have some video capabilities, and video is more my thing, I thought i'd give them a try. And, right off the bat,
Re: Nikon D3500 - adjusting iris in movie mode
by Patrick Sheppard 6 months ago
I believe you have to turn off live view, then adjust the iris, and then go back into live view. I used to own a D5300 and shot in manual mode for video, and it was the same way. An online search shou
A moment of weirdness - multiple lavs
by Tom Galli 10 months ago
Aloha all, and happy new year! I'm going to describe this in detail, but the crux is, a setup that had been working flawlessly for 2 days suddenly experienced a bizarre, and production-halting, hiccup
Re: A moment of weirdness - multiple lavs
by Tom Galli 9 months ago
Aloha David, I didn't do any troubleshooting other than what I mentioned; there was no time! The theory of having two units on the same frequency crossed my mind, but the units had been in constant us
Multicam Audio Missing Tracks
by Tom Galli 11 months ago
Aloha all! Premiere 13.1.4 (aka CC 2019). Shot a performance using 2 cameras. Each of the cameras has 2 mono channels of audio. I used a sequence to synchronize everything. Camera 1 is on V1, A1, A2;
Re: Multicam Audio Missing Tracks
by Tom Galli 11 months ago
Create Multi-Camera Source Sequence is fine if it works, but it doesn't work in this situation. This project is long, and my cameras break the footage up every 14 minutes or so. Over the course of thi
Workflow for color correction
by Tom Galli 1 year ago
Aloha all, The project I'm playing with now was shot on a Panasonic GH-5 using VLOG color. I downloaded Panasonic's LUT library, and have found a couple of looks that I like. Of course, throwing a LUT
Re: Workflow for color correction
by Tom Galli 1 year ago
That is amazing! This is a functionality I was not aware of! The difference between theory and reality is that, in theory, there is no difference between theory and reality.
Multitrack delay
by Tom Galli 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 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 3 years ago
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Ceiling-mounted background lights
by Tom Galli 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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
Submerging ears effect
by Tom Galli 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 6 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 4 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
Digi-Cine camera
by Tom Galli 5 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 5 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
HD not smooth
by Tom Galli 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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
Lion & Studio 2?
by Tom Galli 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 12 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 11 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.
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