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Trent Whittington

Member Since:
February 10th 2008
95 Posts
Location:
Illawarra, NSW; Australia
Transitioning from Studio TD to Engineer...Tips? Books?
by Trent Whittington 10 years ago
Hi, I am currently employed as a Technical Director at a television station in Australia and I have found I am way more interested in the engineering side of the station. I have been given permission
Re: Transitioning from Studio TD to Engineer...Tips? Books?
by Tom Matthies 9 years ago
Check out the Society of Broadcast Engineers website (http: www.sbe.org). Lots of good info there and they're international as well. Tom E=MC2+ -2db
Real Time video capture/streaming
by Trent Whittington 10 years ago
Hey Guys, Just wondering if anyone knows how to get real time video capture using final cut pro ver.6+ or other software that will allow you to view what is capturing streaming on a computer monitor a
Re: Real Time video capture/streaming
by Trent Whittington 10 years ago
I would like to be able to input video preferably PAL SDI video and able to watch what is incoming to my Mac fullscreen, then I can run software such as flysketch and be able to draw onto the screen l
College Football shooting. Advice?
by Trent Whittington 11 years ago
Fellow COW Members, I would like your opinion advice on covering a college football game for a major student project. I am a 2nd Year Student; next year I am going to choose to do my major project for
Re: College Football shooting. Advice?
by Trent Whittington 11 years ago
Thankyou very much for all your advice. Certaintly alot to take into consideration. It is a digital television course, I will look into doing it more live. At the campus we have access to 4 broadcast
Problem Client Doesn't Return Calls
by David Jackel 11 years ago
This year we've done several video shoots for a company that does software demos. The deal is that we shoot the tapes, mail the tapes to them, and they edit the final product. So far they've paid ever
Re: Problem Client Doesn't Return Calls
by walter biscardi 11 years ago
David Jackel "Does anyone have any advice on how to move forward (besides, of course, never working with them again) Has anyone worked with a company like this " 1 - Never give your raw materials or
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Illegal Music on Event Videos
by Reuben Zuazua 11 years ago
I want to do wedding videos. But everytime I tell my clients that I cant add Copywritten music to their video I lose them to some other unethical person that is going to do it. HELP. There is only so
Re: Illegal Music on Event Videos
by Trent Whittington 11 years ago
For me the best way of convincing clients that wish to use illegal music and that we wont use it; is to explain that when we use royalty free music or music specifically composed or chosen for a set p
Help me with a Job Title Change
by Milton Hockman 11 years ago
For 4 years I have had the titled "VIdeo Editor" at my job. Well, my boss wants to change my title because I do a whole lot more than edit videos. And asked me to come up with some ideas. Was wonderin
Re: Well...
by Trent Whittington 11 years ago
Very interesting. I've always liked 'Multimedia Evangelist' though it is somewhat Arrogant and Philosophical Trent Whittington - Currently studying Associate Degree in Digital Television www.trentwhit
After Effects CS4 MAC to After Effects CS3 PC
by Trent Whittington 11 years ago
Hey COW's. At the moment I am working with a different department in our college and we are having some problems sending them our After Effects files to work on. We are working with After Effects CS4
Re: After Effects CS4 MAC to After Effects CS3 PC
by Trent Whittington 11 years ago
Thanks everyone for your input, much appreciated! Trent Whittington - Currently studying Associate Degree in Digital Television www.trentwhittington.com
Giving the Good News
by Mike Cohen 11 years ago
In other words, the bad news. Even in the best of circumstances, stuff happens. A tape has a dropout during a key shot. A hard drive crashes. You missed a deadline or are about to. One minor error in
Re: Giving the Good News
by Trent Whittington 11 years ago
Our previous head of department used to tell us 'Don't bring me problems, bring me solutions. Just get it done seamlessly' and thats pretty much the way I work now. In my opinion you should always tel
How Is Profesional Broadcasting Done?
by Joel Lizama 11 years ago
Hello, I am currently studying Profesional Lighting,But would like additional information about how broadcasting works,I've had a few questions answered and have some idea about the subject,but would
Re: How Is Profesional Broadcasting Done?
by Trent Whittington 11 years ago
You may want to take a look at http: www.broadcastpapers.com Trent Whittington - Currently studying Associate Degree in Digital Television www.trentwhittington.com
This is incredible...Did You Know?
by Ronald Lindeboom 11 years ago
Best regards,Ron LindeboomCreativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but wh
Re: This is incredible...Did You Know?
by Trent Whittington 11 years ago
Its just a matter of time until the robots take over. Trent Whittington - Currently studying Associate Degree in Digital Television www.facebook.com trentwhittington
Shooting People - How do you go about it?
by Trent Whittington 11 years ago
At the moment I am trying with a friend to shoot a few experimental videos just containing images of people standing still and looking straight down the camera lens. We have had trouble getting people
Re: Shooting People - How do you go about it?
by Richard Herd 11 years ago
In improv workshops we called that "yes and..." There are two simple rules. 1. Never say "no." 2. Always say "yes and..." add something to the conversation
How much should I charge for something like this?
by John Frank 11 years ago
So, this guy approached me the other day after seeing some of my youtube videos and asked me if I could make a Trailer for his companys upcoming game. I had made a few videos of games out of for fun b
Re: How much should I charge for something like this?
by Trent Whittington 11 years ago
Do you mean you will be editing footage from a computer game Trent Whittington - Currently studying Associate Degree in Digital Television www.facebook.com trentwhittington
Recording and selling DVDs of dance recital - music rights
by Patrick Simpson 11 years ago
Hi, I've been asked (and agreed to) videotape a dance recital and put it on DVD which would be sold to parents. The dances are to current, copyrighted songs. I understand music rights pretty well and
Re: Recording and selling DVDs of dance recital - music rights
by Trent Whittington 11 years ago
I thought id add to the question. What would happen if say you were shooting a documentary and you could clearly hear a popular music in the background. Is this still Illegal for not having consent Be
Music Video Syncing?
by Trent Whittington 11 years ago
Hey fellow Cow's. As a student at a film school one of our assessments is too shoot a music video in the next few weeks. We have all our pre-production sorted out except for how to accurately shoot a
Re: Music Video Syncing?
by Trent Whittington 11 years ago
Thank's alot guy's really appreciate all the advice. We have also been speaking to the audio department and they said it might be possible to record a constant metronome sound as suggested except take
turn off iMac screen but not external monitor???
by Trent Whittington 11 years ago
Hey Guys, Was wondering if there is a way on my iMac 10.5.6 to turn off my iMac screen without turning off my external monitor of mini dvi I can turn off both screens by holding shift+ctrl+eject but i
Re: turn off iMac screen but not external monitor???
by Matt Townley 11 years ago
Have you thought about a piece of black matte board to fit perfectly over the screen of the iMac You can have a frame store cut it to fit perfectly for very inexpensively. Just a thought... Matt Townl
additional monitor
by maxims zima 11 years ago
I want to use a flat screen tv for additional monitor on my imac. When i hook up with the mini dvi to vga, then vga cable to flat screen i get a no signal message. Any one got a suggestion, or is this
Re: additional monitor
by Trent Whittington 11 years ago
You may also want to check the television specifications and see what resolution it supports over VGA. With my iMac I have a 32inch 1080p television plugged in via mini dvi-vga but my television will
Split Screen Music Videos?
by Trent Whittington 11 years ago
Hey Guys, For our Uni class we are required to do a Music Video for one of the University's bands and we have come up with an idea to do a split screen style music video. Kind of like the music video
Re: Split Screen Music Videos?
by Trent Whittington 11 years ago
Hey fellow COW's, thanks for your links and ideas, it has really helped :-) Below is a video of what we are going to do for our music video. WARNING: BAD ACTING! SPLIT SCREEN TEST FIXED from Trent Whi
pet peaves?
by grinner hester 11 years ago
I dunno if I even spelled that right. lol But I know you have em! Mine is my own dang fault. I've now summons myself to a literal closet to edit in: http: grinnerhester.com 096.jpg http: grinnerhester
Re: pet peaves?
by Trent Whittington 11 years ago
pet peeves People standing over my shoulder!!! Learn to sit once and a while. Trent Whittington - Currently studying Associate Degree in Digital Television iMac - 24inch 3.06Ghz, FC STUDIO 2, Adobe Pr
avchd on an iMac?
by Reid VanVoris 11 years ago
I am now officially beating the dead horse. I have already gotten great advice from just one post asking about AVCHD and FCP, but I'm asking for just a couple more clarifications. I now know AVCHD edi
Re: avchd on an iMac?
by Trent Whittington 11 years ago
I have an iMac at the moment and constantly work with prores 422(HQ) files. I have never worked with the AVCHD format so I cant even give an estimation as how long it will take to transcode, however i
Slow motion and Speed changes in FCP
by Andrew Gregg 11 years ago
I've got loads of footage of a BMX competition shot 60 fps in a 720 24p format. I've dropped this footage into a 24 fps timeline, so it's all in 2.5 slow motion. What I'm trying to do is affect all of
Re: Slow motion and Speed changes in FCP
by Trent Whittington 11 years ago
"Another thing I'm looking to do is to be able to time warp clips as if they had the start and ending points I cut them down to in the time line. I'm running a multiclip and then I cut between the two
FCP studio2 and RAM
by bradley morales 11 years ago
My macbook pro has only 512MB of RAM and 1G is required to run the program. I have a Macbook air which has 2G of RAM. The air has however no DVD. Can I upload FCP 6 to the Macbook pro and then migrate
Re: FCP studio2 and RAM
by Trent Whittington 11 years ago
Hey, I'm not sure if your migration play will work or not but why don't you buy a cheap usb powered external dvd drive You can get off ebay for about $50. Then if you ever needed to re-install fcp aga
media management
by dan crouch 11 years ago
I have been using Avid for 6 years and have just cut a US job on Final Cut Pro. I am now doing another on it. I really want to like it, I really do, but the way it deals with media is so rubbish I can
Re: media management
by Trent Whittington 11 years ago
It also comes down to organization. Set out a specific way you will name and capture all footage and insist on everyone who is working on the project to do the same thing. There is a great article in
Billboard Replacement??? tips/tricks?
by Trent Whittington 11 years ago
Hey Guys, I have a television commercial project and I need to replace a blank billboard wall and replace it with a video clip. The video clip has been keyed and composited and looks GREAT!...However
Re: Billboard Replacement??? tips/tricks?
by Trent Whittington 11 years ago
Hi Peter, Thanks for your advice. I have sorted out the bottom half pretty well, now I just need the top half, which is hard to keep it from warping and jiggling too much. This is how it looks so far.
Pleaseatville style Music Video???
by Trent Whittington 11 years ago
Hey COW's, I have to do a tutorial in our film class and I have chosen to show my peers how to do the 'Pleasentville Effect'NOTE: The effect where only one object in a scene has colour and everything
Re: Pleaseatville style Music Video???
by Jason Diebler 11 years ago
"The Spirit" was just out in theaters (similar to Sin City). UFC commercials use this. One of those Zales or Kay or Jared's (one of those jewelry companies) commercial used it.
2008 iMac 8gb Ram?
by Trent Whittington 11 years ago
Hey COW, Was wondering if its possible to load 8Gb of RAM into my 2008 iMac 24inch 3.06Ghz I know the 2009 iMac's can have up to 8GB ram, is this true with the 2008 iMac Trent Whittington - Currently
Re: 2008 iMac 8gb Ram?
by Jerry McNabbin 11 years ago
I know this is an old thread but I have to say that, despite the official limitations, you can indeed have up to 6GB of RAM AT LEAST in your iMac. Check out the post linked below. http: forums.macrumo
Batch Capturing HDV 720p25 prores HQ?
by Trent Whittington 11 years ago
Hey guys, We have a bunch of HDV 720p25 footage and was wondering if we can capture HDV 720p25 footage as Prores 422(HQ) via an AJA Kona LHe without capturing every clip I have created a batch list in
Re: Batch Capturing HDV 720p25 prores HQ?
by Trent Whittington 11 years ago
Thanks for the great advice Walter! much apprecited ;-) Trent Whittington - Currently studying Associate Degree in Digital Television iMac - 24inch 3.06Ghz, FC STUDIO 2, Adobe Production Premium CS4.
Help needed with alpha channel
by Paul Campbell 12 years ago
Could someone be kind enough to point me to a link that does a decent job explaining alpha channel It's just one of those things I keep reading about, but can't quite make it sink in. I tried wiki's d
Re: Help needed with alpha channel
by Peter O'Connell 12 years ago
Hi, an alpha channel is a black and white image, which, when applied to another image, controls the transparency of the image to which it is applied. Areas of the alpha channel that are white remain v
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Premiere vs Edius vs Vegas
by Ed Kukla 12 years ago
I'll be doing some editing with XDCAM EX footage. I need laptop capability. Sticking with PC. Starting from scratch with a very high end Thinkpad. I'm looking for some sort of overview of the strength
Re: Premiere vs Edius vs Vegas
by Trent Whittington 12 years ago
I started off using Vegas then upgraded to Vegas 8 Pro. Its very cheap as well, I found it really buggy with over 1 1 2hr+ timelines. However it will pretty much take any footage you can through at it
Skewing on a wall?
by Trent Whittington 12 years ago
Hey Guys, Was wondering if you know how to skew an image onto a wall The idea is to use another image and skew it onto the wall and then track it so it looks like there is a poster there. If for a Uni
Re: Skewing on a wall?
by Trent Whittington 12 years ago
Thanks heaps Paul! Greatly Appreciated Trent Whittington - Currently studying Associate Degree in Digital Television iMac - 24inch 3.06Ghz, FC STUDIO 2, Adobe Production Premium CS4. Asus eee - 8.9inc
Broadcast Video - Reference book recommendations?
by Tom Cooper 12 years ago
Hi all, I am looking for some reference books that give a good overview of general broadcast video principles. Here are two I've found so far: Video Demystified (5E) by Keith Jack This looks to be a v
Re: Broadcast Video - Reference book -hey Tom
by Trent Whittington 12 years ago
Back in the day there was "Television Production Handbook" by Zetl, a college level textbook. - Del Holford Funny you say that, its up to its tenth edition which we use in University at the moment, gr
Photoshop Video
by Trent Whittington 12 years ago
Hey Guys, Just started playing around with video in photoshop for the first time and was wondering how you keyframe the transform skew tool on video any help is appreciated.Trent Whittington - Current
LaCie Drive demounts randomly - something to worry about?
by Rob Grauert 12 years ago
Hi, I posted this in the Mac OS X forum, but got no response yet: I have a weird issue with my LaCie d2 Quadra 500GB hard drive. I have the power switch on the back set to automatic so it powers down
Re: LaCie Drive demounts randomly - something to worry about?
by Trent Whittington 12 years ago
"Oh no, this is too good. How did you drop a drive in water :-)"-Walter Biscardi haha well after I finished my first year of studying digital television last year I thought it would be smart to get m
My FW 800 G-RAID2 Became Slower?
by William Carr 12 years ago
System: FCS 6.05 on MBPRO, FW800 G-RAID2, expresscard Nitro FW additional bus. Project: 720p24 DVCPROHD 60-minute doc. I just prepared a G-RAID for this long edit by slimming down its total contents t
Re: My FW 800 G-RAID2 Became Slower?
by David Roth Weiss 12 years ago
You should get it, and run it on all drives. CalDigit even recommends running it on their Raid 5 systems.David Roth Weiss Director Editor David Weiss Productions, Inc. Los Angeles POST-PRODUCTION WITH
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Need a little help please
by carlos castro 12 years ago
I'm an Avid editor by trade so I'm a bit behind 90% of you guys when it comes to FCP. I'm working on a project and I'm trying to place a logo or a bug in the lower third of the screen. The logo is in
Re: Need a little help please
by David Roth Weiss 12 years ago
1. Set the viewer size for the canvas to 100 2. Double click the graphic in your sequence to load it into the viewer, and in the motion tab, make sure that y-axis is set to an even whole number. 3. Ma
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Codec question
by Bruce Feagle 12 years ago
Hi folks, I've been working on a indie feature "Shoot the Hero", Shot on Red Cam and ingested as 2K ProResHQ. I just sent out about 70 shots for Vfx and I just got an email from the Vfx guys that his
Re: Codec question
by Rafael Amador 12 years ago
Hi Bruce, Just tell your Vfx guy to install the last "Pro Application Update'. Is incredible but Shake have been unable to render in 10b (no only Proress) for ALMOST ONE YEAR!!!!! With the last update
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Wedding DVD, extra DVD's ???
by Trent Whittington 12 years ago
Hey COW's I recently edited a Wedding DVD for a friend of a friend's about a month or two ago as a sort of wedding present for the couple, even though i wasnt really interested in doing it; I figured
Re: Wedding DVD, extra DVD's ???
by Trent Whittington 12 years ago
Thanks for the great advice Guys. Ive basically told the client that the extra 8 copies wont be a problem but after that I will start charging and they totally understand which I was heaps glad about.
Why can't Color count past 9????
by Peter Wollsey 12 years ago
This is a petty annoyance but I find it extraordinary that the software engineers who work on a sophisticated system like Color cannot make it recognize and understand a numberical sequence correctly.
Re: Why can't Color count past 9????
by Stuart Ferreyra 12 years ago
Use zeros before the first single numbers. That fixes it. 01 02 03... 09 10Stuart Ferreyra Timecode Multimedia Co-owner Colorist Consultant - SD & HD Tape Captures, Outputs & Duplication Services - Vi
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AJA IoHD rent???
by Trent Whittington 12 years ago
Hey Guys, Was wondering if anyone knows where I can get hold of an AJA IoHD just for renting for a day or two I am located about 2 hours south of Sydney, Australia but am willing to travel to Sydney t
Re: AJA IoHD rent???
by Matthew Causon 12 years ago
Have you tried the Aussie dealers : If not check out the 'where to buy' section of the AJA website. Best regards Matty Causon
8mm film edit?
by Trent Whittington 12 years ago
Hey fellow COW, I am interested in getting some of my great granparents 8mm film digitized so I can edit in final cut pro and do some colour correctio using Color and all that fun stuff. I was wonderi
Re: 8mm film edit?
by Trent Whittington 12 years ago
Thankyou Bob for all your advice :) The place that is doing it isn't a full blown film house it is just a small company. They advertise going to dvd but like I said because I wanted to edit it and pla
Great Editing
by Stephen Smith 12 years ago
One of my favorite movies is Charade. I was thinking about how cool the ending was cut with the columns. I was wondering what films you felt where some of the best cut films great samples of editing S
Re: Great Editing
by Trent Whittington 12 years ago
RUN LOLA RUN - the german version, great for editing analysis ;-)Trent Whittington - Currently studying Associate Degree in Digital Television
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by Trent Whittington 12 years ago

Experience Vs. Credentials
by Matt Maltese 12 years ago
What's more valuable to an editor who is trying to get his foot in the door, a Master's Degree in Comm Arts (I have a bachelors now) or a Six Week Intensive Course with Certification in Final Cut and
Re: Experience Vs. Credentials
by Trent Whittington 12 years ago
I think if your going to do a degree in the Television Film world then find out what they are actually TEACHING. I went to three or four film television schools before I found the one I'm currently at
iMac Core Compression
by Trent Whittington 12 years ago
Hello fellow COW, After recently reading a forum post in another COW forum about enabling Compressor to do multi core processing I thought I would do some experiments with Apple QMaster on my Intel Co
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Re: iMac Core Compression
by Daniel Low 12 years ago
Excellent, thanks Trent. It's so refreshing to get somebody contributing to this forum! I've rated this post with 5 COWs.
8mm Film to DVD???
by Trent Whittington 12 years ago
Hello fellow COW, I was just talking to grandparents and we were on the subject of film 'back in their day' and they had mentioned they have reels and reels of 8mm film an old family film camera. Now
Re: 8mm Film to DVD- Google is your friend!
by Arnie Schlissel 12 years ago
From my desk in New York City (8 blocks from Wall St, if you're interested), I found this. I suspect that there's at least a few more places "down under" that can provide the service. Why not find a f
Blu-ray on DVD+R
by Chip Maynard 12 years ago
Has anyone had any luck using Encore CS3 to burn Blu-Ray content onto DVD+R or DVD-R media I'm using a MBP with the stock superdrive. I've created an Blu-ray ISO in Encore and am trying to burn the im
Re: Blu-ray on DVD+R
by John Rich 12 years ago
Several folks have worked this out using Windows machines, creating a BluRay folder with Encore and then burning the folder to a DVD with ImgBurn. http: forums.creativecow.net thread 145 862674 http:
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Adobe Content DVD
by Trent Whittington 12 years ago
Hello COW, First off I wish you all a happy new year! So I didnt know where else to post this, BUT I was wondering how you install the adobe content dvd or even what is on it I have Adobe Production P
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