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William Campbell

Member Since:
August 11th 2008
38 Posts
Editing XDCam, HDV and DV
by John Rogers 9 years ago
Hi - I'm just setting up a project for a documentary I'm editing in FCP 6.0.6. The footage is in XDCam (from an EX-1), HDV (from Z1 & A1) and DV (from PD150). About half the footage is in XDCam. I'm t
Re: Editing XDCam, HDV and DV
by William Campbell 9 years ago
I just finished a XDCAM EX 1080 30p project where I also brought in some HDV 1080i clips. Since most of the material was EX my timeline was native 1080 30p EX. The HDV came in just fine without render
How to get HD project to Blu-Ray
by Steven Gladstone 9 years ago
Hi, I apologize if this is in the wrong forum, but Now that I have finished my project, and will be sending it to festivals, how do I get it to play on a Blu-ray player I would like it to be HD on a B
Re: How to get HD project to Blu-Ray
by William Campbell 9 years ago
Thanks Rich- Any preference for MPEG-2 or AVHC encode Can you increase the bit rate if you are burning with a BD drive
EX3 Focus Assist-Screen Green flicker
by William Campbell 10 years ago
Is the green screen flicker going and and out of focus assist on an EX3 normal I've used a lot of rentals and can't remember. I'm setting up a new EX3 (my own) and was curious if this is normal or may
Re: EX3 Focus Assist-Screen Green flicker
by William Campbell 9 years ago
My EX3 has firmware 1.10. There is only a mili-second of green flicker when switching into focus assist.
XDCAM EX Green Bar for One Clip
by William Campbell 10 years ago
I'm working on an XDCAM EX project in native 1080 30p XDCAM EX. There are about 1,500 clips. There is one clip, a long intvu clip, that when bites are dropped into the timeline gives the green preview
Way not to record separate clips in SxS Cards
by Gino Amadori 10 years ago
Hi all, I usually edit documentaries and ingest several hours of footage from tapesinto clips based on sequences, EX: GVS Court Room or Setup Shots Judge, etc. In the case of XDCAM EX I think I will h
Re: Way not to record separate clips in SxS Cards
by William Campbell 10 years ago
I forgot mention that when I import clips into a card Bin you can add description such as RW01- Road scenes, hospital ext. You'll end up with a batch list than can print that looks like this: * RW09A-
XDCAM-FCP7-Snow Leopard-New MacPro
by William Campbell 11 years ago
Has anyone run into a problem putting Leopard on a new MacPro We just finished setting up a new MacPro 8-core to work with XDCAM material from a F800 via a PDWF1600 deck along with some EX files. The
Re: XDCAM-FCP7-Snow Leopard-New MacPro
by William Campbell 11 years ago
To get 10.5.8 as a startup on partition on a nehalem we needed to 1-Removed the partitioned HD from the Nehalem. 2-Mount it on a Mac Pro running 10.5.8. 3-Install a retail version of 10.5.6 on the par
Importing single clip to FCP
by Jimmy Garland 11 years ago
I transfered all my clips from a shoot onto a drive, no problem. I later shot one more clip without cleaning SxS card. So I dragged and dropped the new (single) clip folder into existing larger folder
Re: Importing single clip to FCP
by William Campbell 11 years ago
Folders- Sorry. I meant one SxS card to a folder. As with tape I give the project a name. ex: Rwanda. First full SxS card going into folder RW01. One BPAV per folder. I'll set prefix for clip naming t
Blue Ray and FCP7
by William Campbell 11 years ago
Here is another FCP7 Blue Ray question. I've read all the post and still need help. I have a 56:40 DVCPRO HD project in FCP7. I need about 10 Blue Ray disks for presentations. Proper Blue Ray authorin
Re: Blue Ray and FCP7
by William Campbell 11 years ago
My mistake. DVDSP only does a Mac readable HD. So are my options for a low run of Blue Ray disks are: 1- MPEG-2 out of compressor and Toast 10 2- FCP7 share. Plus a Blue Ray drive and BD-R disks. Is t
Unable to locate apple firewire
by Anna Little 11 years ago
Hello I just upgraded to FCP 3 (from 5.1.4) on my Mac Book Pro and every time I open FCP it tells me it s unable to locate following external device apple firewire pal (720 x 576) . Can anyone help me
Re: Unable to locate apple firewire
by William Campbell 11 years ago
It is just looking for the FW device, camera or deck, in your capture preset in settings. If you don't have a FW attached just continue. If you do have a camera or deck attached and it does not recogn
XDCAM-FCP7-Snow Leopard-New MacPro
by William Campbell 11 years ago
I posted this in the FCP forum. It should have been here, Has anyone run into a problem putting Leopard on a new MacPro We just finished setting up a new MacPro 8-core to work with XDCAM material from
Mac Pro Tune Up
by William Campbell 11 years ago
I'm in between FCP projects. Mac Pro 2.8 2xQuad. Updated to 10.5.7 and FCP 6.0.6 w o any problems. All is running fine. Should I do a little tune up in between projects I have DW4 and TechTool 5. Any
Re: Mac Pro Tune Up
by Jean-Christophe Boulay 11 years ago
Some people say "if it ain't broke don't fix it". I say "if it ain't broke, still check it regularly". DiskWarrior is super useful when the proverbial hits the fan but not that good at basic tests. Ru
m2v clean GFX?
by William Campbell 11 years ago
Is there any way to compress for a DVD using Compressor and get the GFX in the video to look as good as the GFX in the HD ProRes QT. Or is the degraded GFX a Compressor m2v issue that I must learn to
Re: m2v clean GFX?
by William Campbell 11 years ago
We used a solid font but I guess it's just the nature of the beast. 10 bit HD GFX to SD just breaks on the edges. I had a friend that brought in a little project with a lot of graphics she designed in
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