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Tony Ingrassia

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November 9th 2007
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XML import issue: unsupported audio filter?
by Tony Ingrassia 9 years ago
I had an outside editor help me with a recent project. He's working in FCP 7, I'm still on the older FCP 6. He exported his FCP 7 project as an XML 4 (he also gave me other XML versions, but my unders
Skype vs. Kona3
by Tony Ingrassia 10 years ago
I have a Kona3 Card installed in a MacPro tower. When I open Skype, the Kona3 capture formats are recognized by Skype (we've used this to do video conferencing over Skype with our JVC GY-HD250). The p
Re: Skype vs. Kona3
by Tony Ingrassia 9 years ago
Yes, I meant v2.7. After looking into the version this morning, I remembered that a while ago I was able to get v2.8 to work with my Logitech webcam. I'm not sure what caused it to start working, mayb
Motion "Control Layers"
by Tony Ingrassia 10 years ago
I primarily use After Effects for motion graphics work, but have begun using Motion for a few specialized things, primarily it's ability to create Master Templates that can be editable in Final Cut (l
Re: Motion "Control Layers"
by Tony Ingrassia 10 years ago
That they are. It's been 2 years since Final Cut Studio 2, do we're due for an update. Is there a keynote-type event scheduled for Apple I know they're not actually at NAB, but they usually do somethi
Multi-level clipping mask
by Tony Ingrassia 11 years ago
I have a logo I am working on of a lady wearing an apron with stripes on it. I have 3 main layers: 1. Stripes 2. Apron 3. Body What I need to do is make a clipping mask of the stripes on top of the ap
JVC buy-back program
by Tony Ingrassia 11 years ago
My company is looking to possibly upgrade our camera(s), and are primarily looking at upgrading our GY-HD250. The problem is that I have no idea where to start. Does anyone know if JVC has a buy-back
Re: JVC buy-back program
by Johnny Clark 11 years ago
I'm not trying to push swag but I'm selling one right now on eBay HD250. http: cgi.ebay.com ws eBayISAPI.dll ViewItem&Item=260283468276&Category=21165 They sure are great cams. Johnny C
HD direct ingest FCP
by Tony Ingrassia 11 years ago
I've read on several forums that it is possible to do direct HD ingest via Firewire into Final Cut with the HVX-200. I've got it working great with SD 480i, but as soon as I switch the camera over to
Sony EX-1 vs. Prosumer
by Tony Ingrassia 11 years ago
Later this week we have a shoot with a chef who will be cooking on a kitchen set. We need a B-camera for the "over the counter looking straight down as she slices and dices" shot. Our main camera is a
Re: Sony EX-1 vs. Prosumer
by Steve Wargo 11 years ago
We own 2 EX-1s but here's my advice based solely on your desire to save money. 1. Borrow the HVX. (Do a test ahead of time) 2. Rent the EX-1 (Do another test. Shoot in the HDV mode) 3. Buy the consume
Shooting for Digital Cinema
by Tony Ingrassia 11 years ago
I've been asked by my boss to research the process of shooting video for digital cinema. We're looking at shooting some commercials that will play before a movie starts in a theater. Here's our equipm
Re: Shooting for Digital Cinema
by Tony Ingrassia 11 years ago
Thanks for the reply. Actually, the ads are for the theater owner to play at private events. They have a Dolby DC system plugged into a Barco 2K projector, and want to play this material at private fu
Green Screen Halo
by Tony Ingrassia 11 years ago
I've got an issue with some chromakey work we're doing. We're shooting with a JVC GY-HD250 at 720p 59.94, which is being captured directly into Final Cut using an AJA Kona3 card. For our set, we're us
Re: Green Screen Halo
by Rick Wise 11 years ago
If you zoom in on the larger shot, you can see that the white edge is least visible around light objects (her hair) and most visible around dark objects (her dress, and also her arms which are less br
Jib search
by Tony Ingrassia 11 years ago
I'm looking to get a jib dolly combination. I'm thinking about EZ-Jib or Kessler Crane for the jib, and a Matthews Doorway Dolly. Anyone had any experience with these or any other recommendations Righ
Re: Jib search
by Tony Ingrassia 11 years ago
We're looking for primarily a portable jib, but we'll probably use it in our studio as well. For height, somewhere in the 9 to 12 foot range (6 seems too short, 16 to tall). A remote pan tilt head wou
Jib search
by Tony Ingrassia 11 years ago
I'm looking to get a jib dolly combination. I'm thinking about EZ-Jib or Kessler Crane for the jib, and a Matthews Doorway Dolly. Anyone had any experience with these or any other recommendations Righ
Re: Jib search
by Rennie Klymyk 11 years ago
I can't recommend any of the above but I'd recommend the cinematographers forum for a well rounded audience. http: forums.creativecow.net forum cinematography "thou can not stir a flower without crumb
Moving court documents
by Tony Ingrassia 11 years ago
I'm trying to put together a sequence for a client involving some written documents that they want displayed. Something in the fashion of Dateline NBC, like when they display court documents or a sect
Re: Moving court documents
by Joey Foreman 11 years ago
Not to be glib, but i'd say scan the documents, then put some motion moves to them.Joey Foreman Editor Animator Nowhere Productions, Athens, GA
FCS-2 and CS3
by Tony Ingrassia 12 years ago
Have you guys had (or heard of) any known issues with running Final Cut Studio 2 and Adobe CS3 on the same machine with Leopard (I'm using a MacPro with 2-750GB hard drives and 8GB of RAM). I'm thinki
Re: FCS-2 and CS3
by Tony Ingrassia 12 years ago
So with the combination of the Final Cut updates back in November, and Adobe's Leopard updates, ya'll think it's generally a safe bet to switch over
Recommended system configuration
by Tony Ingrassia 12 years ago
I using Final Cut Studio 2 on a MacPro. Here are the specs: Model Name: Mac Pro Model Identifier: MacPro2,1 Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor Speed: 3 GHz Number Of Processors: 2 Total Nu
Re: Recommended system configuration
by Tony Ingrassia 12 years ago
Yeah, that's one thing I did know for sure, and have been doing from the beginning. I've heard that all hell breaks if the two drives begin to inter-mingle
More efficient HD workflow
by Tony Ingrassia 12 years ago
I'm looking for some advice about how to streamline my HD workflow. Here are some of the basic specs on my equipment: -JVC GY-HD250, shooting at 720p60 -Capturing using HD-SDI out of the camera into a
Re: More efficient HD workflow
by Andrew Kimery 12 years ago
I don't know how well Sorenson Squeeze utilizes all the cores, but you could try the Compressor 3 "trick" of basically launching multiple instances of the app in pseudo-render farm style to get all th
Effects Plug-In Package
by Tony Ingrassia 12 years ago
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Re: Effects Plug-In Package
by Tony Ingrassia 12 years ago
I used Digital Juice at a previous job. Their stuff was pretty good. Do you know of any specific package or company that would have a "lower-thirds only" bundle
Export has black tail
by Tony Ingrassia 12 years ago
When I export my timeline, the MOV files are coming out exactly double the length of my sequence. The first half is the video as it's supposed to be. The second half is just black. My timeline is trim
Re: Export has black tail
by Tony Ingrassia 12 years ago
I tried the In and Out points and it exported to the proper length. I've never done that before, didn't think it was necessary. I guess I'll try it from now on. For this particular video I made a new
Effects Plug-In Package
by Tony Ingrassia 12 years ago
I
Re: Effects Plug-In Package
by david bogie 12 years ago
Please don't crosspost everywhere. It's just not necessary. You'd have to explain what you want to accomplish, exactly. These are all radically different systems, odd that you would consider this list
Apple style reflective animation
by Tony Ingrassia 12 years ago
I'm wanting to create a motion graphic that looks and acts something like "Cover Flow." Is there any sort of pre-made effect that can be applied that automatically changes angles and reflections, or d
FXFactory has the reflective plug-in!
by Shahriar Rahman 12 years ago
I just downloaded the Noise Industries FXFactory 2.0.1 demo for Motion and FCP which includes the reflection plug-in -- truly great! Try it for 15 days: http: noiseindustries.com The effect will show
HD Compression Advice
by Tony Ingrassia 12 years ago
I'm compressing HD video from Final Cut, using the Apple ProRes 422 codec. The video was shot natively at 720 60p, but I'm reducing the sequences down to 30 fps in Final Cut. My goal is to save these
Re: HD Compression Advice
by Daniel Low 12 years ago
Well 620x370 is not 16:9 nor are the axis equally divisable by 8. Try either 640x360 or 512x288, both of these are spot on 16:9 and equally divisible by 8. H.264 is a good choice, the data rate will d
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