Tom Meegan: Activity About Images

I'm a freelance editor who has been working in live sports for 10 years. I'm building a business called Woven Pixels. I'm an Apple Certified Trainer for Final Cut Pro.
Member Since:
November 7th 2004
397 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Newbury, NH
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Mike Cohen
Final Cut Pro 7 No Timecode Available While Capturing With AJA I/O Express
by Shivadas M. Narayinan 3 years ago
Hello, I'm not getting any realtime timecode at my capture bin when i try and capture using Aja I O Express. The I O Express is sending an SDI feed with timecode. I have also set my capture settings t
Re: Final Cut Pro 7 No Timecode Available While Capturing With AJA I/O Express
by Tom Meegan 3 years ago
I don't think the DA will help with your problem. I was brainstorming solutions with Shane when I tossed that one out It solved a problem for me when I was using another AJA product to capture live vi
Needing information on the best/easiest way to get FCP/QT files into an EVS system
by robert mckoen 4 years ago
Hi, I'm a videographer editor for a company that does live broadcast soccer games. The mobile truck that they use uses an EVS system and at this point the only way I am able to ingest footage into the
Re: Needing information on the best/easiest way to get FCP/QT files into an EVS system
by Tom Meegan 4 years ago
Hi Rob, XFile is a hardware solution that is on most OB Vans Mobile Units. Here is how to import a file to an EVS server using the XFile as a gateway. 1. Find out what CODEC the EVS servers are using.
Current state of the Video Editing industry
by Hunter Hempen 7 years ago
I'm sure you guys are hearing this inquiry at an increasing rate, however, I'm just looking for some simple advice. Essentially, I'm wondering if any of the experts here could inform me as to how the
Re: Current state of the Video Editing industry
by Tom Meegan 7 years ago
Although the job description of "video editor" continues to expand to an implied fluency in many areas rendering the age of specialists increasingly to the "high end," I've found that it is helpful fo
client is a pain
by johnsabbath d'urzo 7 years ago
I have a client that always comes in 1 week before any personal stuff that i have to attend to in my life. they dont have much money to spend, but they are a huge company. i am going to teachers colle
Re: client is a pain
by Tom Meegan 7 years ago
Sort of off topic but I came across this today and it made me laugh: http: clientsfromhell.net It came from this article which is actually more to the point: http: www.smashingmagazine.com 2010 05 25
Blog: Avid Embracing Third Party Hardware?
by Dylan Reeve 7 years ago
An alert user on the Avid forum noticed this small quote from senior Avid managers meeting with users: Our goal is clearly to be more open. ... We re providing the SDK (software development kit) to 3r
Re: Avid Embracing Third Party Hardware?
by Tom Meegan 7 years ago
In the short term I think many FCP only installs would add Avid to their tool kit. More market penetration for Avid by growing their market, not stealing share. As the cost of entree comes down and in
Isolation Transformer/Surge Suppressor
by Brent Ingroum 7 years ago
I was just wondering if anyone had any recommendations on a rackmount power strip with Isolation transformers Also, voltage regulation is a plus. Thanks, Brent
Re: Isolation Transformer/Surge Suppressor
by Tom Meegan 7 years ago
I used a SurgeX product in combination with a APS unit. http: www.surgex.com Best, TomM
50's Radio Announcer Effect
by Matt Jones 7 years ago
Hey guys, I was wondering if there are any audio effects in FCP6 to simulate a 50's radio announcer type sound. I don't have Soundtrack Pro, so this makes it more difficult. Thanks
Re: 50's Radio Announcer Effect
by Tom Meegan 7 years ago
I'd start with this: http: forums.creativecow.net thread 8 981096 and tweak from there. Best, Tom Meegan Woven Pixels, LLC
Blog: Ethernet SAN has limits - UPDATED
by walter biscardi 7 years ago
In December of '08 we installed a Maxx Digital Final Share SAN system consisting of a 16TB array that is shared to 6 workstations via high speed ethernet connectivity. You can read a full article I wr
my situation continued
by Tom Meegan 7 years ago
5. I have two storage devices on the network
Blog: POLL: If you had to reload your system right now. Leopard or Snow Leopard? (Now with update!)
by Jeremy Garchow 7 years ago
It's getting high time that I need to start from scratch and reload my system. Things are going a bit nutty, nothing catastrophic, but it's time. It's been through 7 OS dot updates, many FCP updates,
what does snow get you…
by Tom Meegan 7 years ago
and what are the risks. I'd stay with Leopard unless I was doing the simplest stuff on a machine with no third party video hardware attached. Not because it wouldn't work. It probably would be fine. B
Thank You Maxx Digital and Small Tree
by Tom Meegan 7 years ago
Maxx Digital and Small Tree Communications have renewed my confidence that there are companies that provide knowledgeable, timely support, take responsibility for their products after they ship, and m
Thank You Maxx Digital and Small Tree
by Tom Meegan 7 years ago
Maxx Digital and Small Tree Communications have renewed my confidence that there are companies that provide knowledgeable, timely support, take responsibility for their products after they ship, and m
Re: Thank You Maxx Digital and Small Tree
by Eric Hansen 7 years ago
Yes, kudos to Chris Duffy and everyone else at Small Tree. You guys have helped me in numerous ways. From hours on the phone and iChat with Chris, to mile long email chains with Steve. the level of kn
Areca raid controller failed to upgrade
by edwards willeam 7 years ago
I wants to upgrade the firmware of raid controller to the latest but While Upgrading the Areca controller through the GUI Web browser it did not work it's failed. Is any other way to flash the latest
Re: Areca raid controller failed to upgrade
by Tom Meegan 7 years ago
I did this firmware upgrade last week with the help of Kyle from Maxx Digital. It is not a straightforward process. The order of events was very specific, and I was glad for the guidance. If you have
MTS files to FCP
by Sam Fulbright 8 years ago
I'm trying to get MTS files into final cut pro to edit. I cant view the files on qt or FCP. help !
Re: MTS files to FCP
by Tom Meegan 8 years ago
http: ostatic.com a-nice-mkv-wmv-mod-mts-video-converter-for-mac-has-been-launched Did a google search for you. This might do the trick, but I have not tested it. Best, Tom Meegan Woven Pixels, LLC
Flanders Scientific Monitor and Kona 3
by Bob Zelin 8 years ago
Well, Walter Biscardi was right. I saw the Flanders Scientific 17" and 24" LCD monitor at an AJA Kona 3 client today. They had a LOT of standard def media, and they had an old Sony PVM-20M4U in the ro
Re: Flanders Scientific Monitor and Kona 3
by Tom Meegan 8 years ago
Hi Bob, Point taken regarding the proliferation of LCD monitors and the use of inferior scopes, or no scopes at all. That said, I like that Craig is beating the drum for quality, even if it is quality
Blog: Blu-ray feeling blue?
by Tim Wilson 8 years ago
As a guy who regularly talks about trends in media consumption and distribution, allow me to make the observation that people who talk about trends in in media consumption and distribution are idiots.
redux
by Tom Meegan 8 years ago
HD. "High is better than standard. Duh. But do I care And what is it worth " HDTV. "I need a new TV anyway, and the only thing their selling is HD. The fact that I'm buying a TV means I'm buying an HD
Captioning anyone?
by Todd Terry 8 years ago
Hey gang... Not purely a business question, but businessey enough I think (so I hope no one minds me posting this in here).... but this does affect my business on an upcoming project (budget-wise) and
Re: Captioning anyone?
by Tom Meegan 8 years ago
Hi Todd, We had two programs that needed captioning last year and we used CaptionMax. It was a very good experience. They were comfortable explaining the process, options and fees, and delivered with
Out of Memory
by Mark Mulcaster 8 years ago
Hi guys Im running Final Cut Pro with 8GB of ram, on a xsan server (with about 16tb total capacity Im working on a 48min documentry (in Apple Pro Res 422HQ 1080i) The project has several 8 or 9 minute
Re: Out of Memory
by Tom Meegan 8 years ago
Try breaking your project into several smaller projects and see if the problem persists. Large project files can cause the behavior you describe. Best, Tom
dv deck - computer cables
by Mark Barroso 8 years ago
I have three options (I think) of connecting my dv deck to the computer. I am presently using RCA to USB. I also have S-video and dv outputs. Would one of them deliver better quality than the RCA FCP
Re: dv deck - computer cables
by Tom Meegan 8 years ago
http: www.ehow.com how_4466056_connect-video-camera-mac.html Step two shows a picture of a four pin firewire port. It is likely that this is the port marked DV on your camera. Ignore the stuff about i
Hiss on my audio track.
by Carl Severson 8 years ago
Hello, Hope someone can help me out. I have a hiss on my audio track(not enough to over take the audio but just enough where it is noticable). What filter would I use to cut the hiss out. Thank You, C
Re: Hiss on my audio track.
by Tom Meegan 8 years ago
I would go send the file to Soundtrack Pro, then read up in Help Soundtrack Pro Manual on using noise print to reduce noise. Or read this article: http: www.larryjordan.biz articles lj_reduce_noise_ST
SmoothCam
by David Cape 8 years ago
My problem with SmoothCam is: very inconsistent results. Most of the time there is no effect and messing around with the parameters changes nothing. The movement I wish to control is in hand held shot
Re: SmoothCam
by Tom Meegan 8 years ago
http: tr.youtube.com watch v=QToJru5dkzI This might help I often find video tutorials to help me "get" a feature. Best, Tom Meegan Woven Pixels, LLC
Six FibreJet Seats for sale
by Tom Meegan 8 years ago
I'm not sure if this is appropriate to post here. If it is not, I apologize, and will move the post to the classified section. I have six seats of FibreJet for sale. These were purchased late last yea
Drobo - a good buy for me?
by Francis Mead 8 years ago
Sorry - not sure where else to post this. Currently I have three external drives - two G-Raids and one LaCie, with a total of two terabytes capacity - which is getting filled up. As I take on more vid
Re: Drobo - a good buy for me?
by Tom Meegan 8 years ago
I've been researching the Drobo as a back-up to the RAID 5 SAN I recently purchased. Although Drobo isn't a SAN, with the addition of a Drobo Share it becomes an NAS. Drobo Share is a compelling choic
Service: Woven Pixels, LLC
by Tom Meegan 8 years ago
Newbury New Hampshire, United States Post Production   Broadcasting   DVD Woven Pixels, LLC Post Production     Broadcast Design     DVD Authoring Twenty years in broadca
Editing Desk
by Dean Brennan 8 years ago
Does anyone know of any desks specifically designed for editing. I know B&H has a few but they are around $2,500. I am looking for something no more than $1,000.
Re: Editing Desk
by Tom Meegan 8 years ago
I know you are on a budget, and I understand. I've put in a lot of time in front of a variety of low end home made edit desks. What follows is just my experience your mileage may vary. In 2006 I spent
Your opinion on this, please.
by Steve Wargo 8 years ago
Recently, I was with an editor who was finishing a custom DVD. While reading the splash screen menu, I saw that "conventional" was spelled "conventoinal". I said "Conventional is misspelled". The edit
Re: Your opinion on this, please.
by Tom Meegan 8 years ago
Steve, The conversation you describe is a hard to read without tone of voice and body language. The fact that you were packing while viewing did make it a little more clear that your editor was actual
workshop with Walter Murch?
by tel jaba 9 years ago
hey guys does anyone knows if Walter Murch gives workshops or anything like that I was looking for workshops for experienced editors and I read about a workshop with "Tom Rolf" by Maine workshops and
Re: workshop with Walter Murch?
by Tom Meegan 9 years ago
I don't know whether Walter Murch does workshops or not. I do recommend The Maine Media Workshops. Just make sure your expectations are aligned with the goals of the workshop you choose, and show up r
Blog: I have never been so frustrated with FCP
by Jeremy Garchow 9 years ago
...and it pains me to say it. But it is the truth and I have to call it like I see it.The past three days I have been trying to restore an old project. It's a decently complex project with green s
Sympathy
by Tom Meegan 9 years ago
Jeremy, I know your pain. As a self-contained system, I love FCP. In fact tranferring projects to other machines, and from the past works fine most of the time. However, when the tranfer does not wor
AJA HD Codec
by Vance Piccin 11 years ago
I will be using a FCP system with a Kona 3 card this fall on a sports tour. The editor I am working with is anxious to work with the Kona Codec, while I am leaning to DVCPro100. We will be cutting 108
Re: EVS IMX codec
by Tom Meegan 9 years ago
Hi Phil, Martijn Swart of the Netherlands set us up with this work flow last winter on the World Cup Bobsleigh Tour. xSan, three FCP stations, two XT2s, XStore and some hubs
Chryon Duet -- um, yeah, like I've ever seen one!
by Kevin Hamm 10 years ago
Ok, to anyone who can help with this, Thanks Much! I'm working for a small company that has a satellite truck and while I was fine with the old CG system we had, they have bought a new(er) Chyron Duet
Re: Chryon Duet -- um, yeah, like I've ever seen one!
by Tom Meegan 9 years ago
I'm late to the party here, but I'm curious to hear how it went
PVW 2800 connected to FCP System
by Greg Ball 9 years ago
I have a PVW 2800 connected to my FCP editing system via a AJA OEM board. Using all component ins and outs of the deck to and from my edit system. I'm monitoring on a composite monitor using the compo
Re: PVW 2800 connected to FCP System
by Tom Meegan 9 years ago
Connect reference in to the AJA card and your video monitor as well. Either loop it off the deck or take a second and third output from your black burst generator. Best, Tom
Blog: Your Own Business, Part 1: Are You Ready?
by walter biscardi 9 years ago
This is Part 1 of a 4 Part series on Starting and Running your own business in the creative industry. We start out this week by asking, Are You Ready Are you really ready to step out on your own and b
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Money
by Tom Meegan 9 years ago
Hi Walter,Thanks for writing this. I have several thoughts to amplify your point on capitalization. Three under estimated consequences of under capitalization:1. Lack of funds effects judgment. There
Blog: I Love Flying
by Mike Cohen 10 years ago
I am sitting on a plane, heading to Florida for a much needed vacation. My parents are excited to show me their canasta skills! This got me thinking about my travel experiences related to video produ
Flying
by Tom Meegan 10 years ago
Mike, Enjoying your posts on the past very much. I was a sports and corporate freelancer (camera, still store, dubner, stage manager, font assist, tape, EVS, occasionally a TD) in New England between
Blog: Live Studio Production
by Mike Cohen 10 years ago
Introduction to Television Production, the first video class in my college curriculum, had an odd approach. You learn the Zetl textbook backwards and forwards. The black and white pictures of a two pe
Live Studio Production
by Tom Meegan 10 years ago
Fun post, Mike. It got me thinking about my introduction to live studio production as a work study student at NH Public TV. This version is simplified, but true in spirit On my first day, my superviso
Syncing 2 digibeta players
by Steve Holmes 10 years ago
I am working on an event where we are using digibeta as the play back format but need backup incase a machine fails. I was just wondering if players like the Sony j3 can still be synced together for p
Re: Syncing 2 digibeta players
by Tom Meegan 10 years ago
http: www.dnfcontrols.com product detail.jsp product=890&type=53&ref=1 This is one of the controllers we use in sports trucks to do slow motion replays from digital betadecks. rs 422 on the back
Book Trailer
by Tom Meegan 10 years ago
This isn't a demo, but I'm looking for unbiased professional feedback
Getting approvals without fedex
by Greg Ball 10 years ago
How do you folks handle getting editing approvals from clients without sending them a DVD disk via fedex. I've tried YouSendIt.com, but it seems to take a long time to upload. Any other sources that y
Re: Getting approvals without fedex
by Tom Meegan 10 years ago
Check out these guys: http: www.xprove.com The website explains how it works. The other option I've tried, and like, is: http: box.net A one month subscription to either service is less than the cost
NTSC to PAL Conversion
by boomdown 10 years ago
Is it possible to take HDV material on tape and capture it to DVCPROHD 50i using a capture card like Kona 3 or Decklink Then reoutputting the DVCPROHD 50i to tape, making a new PAL standard master Ess
Re: NTSC to PAL Conversion
by Tom Meegan 10 years ago
I would call a dub house. I'm not being facetious
Camera Advise
by Stephanie073 10 years ago
We are a small company that produces corporate videos and news-style commercials for broadcast. Traditionally, we outsource production and have been filming using Sony Betacam and sending BetaSP tapes
Re: Camera Advise
by Tom Meegan 10 years ago
Hi Stephanie, My suggestion would be to ask your most significant regular clients what they anticipate for future delivery formats. I would also do some research on the clients you would like to have.
Need to buy some lights
by Sam Lesante Jr. 10 years ago
Hi Fellow Cows, I need to buy some more lights (bulbs, fixtures, stands) for our on location stuff. Can you give me some brand names that work for you I'd like to get some daylight bulbs like fluores
Re: Need to buy some lights
by Tom Meegan 10 years ago
http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 47 855216 pview=t#head
Need info on this switcher
by Sam Lesante Jr. 10 years ago
Does anyone have any inside info on this switcher Panasonic WJ-MX12 Digital Video Audio Mixer Switcher I've tried to google it but I can't find any info that I need on it. I want to use this as a swit
Re: Need info on this switcher
by Tom Meegan 10 years ago
Hi Sam, You've probably taken action already, but I don't think tweaking an aux output of the switcher is the best way to make the plasma look good on camera. I would set you cameras up so they match.
Theory and Practice of Music Bed Volume Levels
by MarkofCain 10 years ago
I'm a self taught newbie (10 months on Adobe Video Collection) and would like some input from those with more experience and or specific training on the use of audio levels on a music bed. The type of
Re: Theory and Practice of Music Bed Volume Levels
by Tom Meegan 10 years ago
Hi Alan, I believe what Mark is refering to is pulling down just some of the frequencies of the music, and then pushing up those same frequencies in the voice track. When I do this, I find it helpful
Show Director Scope Of Work
by Andy Stinton 11 years ago
An interesting scenario has appeared on my horizon and I need some help. The question is the responsibilities of a show director and the delineation between that of the technical director In particula
Re: Show Director Scope Of Work
by Tom Meegan 10 years ago
I know I'm late to the party here, but here is my take. In the particular scenario you site, the responsibility for the audio not working could fall to a number of people. 1. Tape operator. If he she
Project Rates - Need Suggestions ASAP
by Scottsdigitalphoto 11 years ago
I am negotiating videography and production of events by a sports promotor. I am not sure how to stucture my fees, including licensing. I usually charge a flat rate for most projects, but this will be
Re: Project Rates - Need Suggestions ASAP
by Tom Meegan 11 years ago
Most sports shooters (video, not photograpy) work "for hire" meaning they have do not have any rights to the footage. However, as you are structuring a long term deal, you may be able to work out the
what does ASAP means?
by German Rubio 11 years ago
Hello everybody. I live in a place where english its not the main lenguaje, and when I see some editor job offers I can see that its writtten. "Full time, start ASAP" Can anybody explain me what does
Re: what does ASAP means?
by Tom Meegan 11 years ago
As Soon As Possible. Best, Tom
Editing/directing reel feedback please
by BML 11 years ago
I have a rough cut of an editing directing reel, and I'm hoping for some feedback... As brutally honest as you would like. I am having a hard time with the approach style, but... Let me know what you
Re: Editing/directing reel feedback please
by Tom Meegan 11 years ago
I tried to look, but was unsuccessful. Just the quicktime log for seven or eight minutes with no progress. Tom
what could be the cause for...
by Sebastian Riezler 11 years ago
... a channel condition RED on Sony DVW A500 DigiBeta recorder I really need to know that, because i got almost two masters returned because of this failure. thanks in advance Riot
Re: what could be the cause for...
by Tom Meegan 11 years ago
Just thought of something
making PAL with software
by FXholt 11 years ago
This week I'm making a stack of Pal masters of a feature length doc for europe, and due to budget we've decided to do them in house, instead of paying $300 + per tape (digibeta). Also, each tape is di
Re: making PAL with software
by Tom Meegan 11 years ago
http: www.nattress.com Products standardsconversion standardsconversion.htm
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