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William Mims

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May 13th 2009
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Pro Res to Vegas 13
by William Mims 4 years ago
I am shooting Pro Res on Atomos Samurai Blade with a Sony EX3 for a client that edits on Mac in Pro Res. I want to use the Samurai and edit on Sony Vegas Pro 13. When I open his material on Vegas it l
Re: Pro Res to Vegas 13
by William Mims 4 years ago
Amen, John about Creative Cow. Thanks. Mims
DNxHD install into Vegas 13
by William Mims 4 years ago
John Rofrano's tutorial on adding DNxHD to Sony Vegas Pro explains: Avid DNxHD can be downloaded free from Avid at this link: Avid QuickTime Codecs LE 2.6.0 Once you have downloaded the installer you
Re: DNxHD install into Vegas 13
by John Rofrano 4 years ago
William Mims "I do not understand how to get the download into Vegas. I am sure it is obvious to most people with computer skills but I can not get it to be added to the render options. "You need to
William Mims 4 years ago
John you always give me great advice, I just posted a Atomos Samurai Blade +Sony EX3 question on Creative Cow. Thanks,

Bill Mims
Best settings to render 1920x1080
by Craig Argo 9 years ago
Any help is greatly appreciated. All I want to do is burn the best quality DVD I can with my footage. I m editing in Sony Vegas Pro 9.0c (64 bit). I m trying to use DVD architect Pro 5.0b to burn it.
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Re: Best settings to render 1920x1080
by William Mims 5 years ago
John You said: It is always better to render the correct format right from the timeline rather than re-render an already rendered format although going from HD to SD One- How do I skip rendering the t
render problems sony vegas pro 12
by Brian East 5 years ago
I record all of my church services and make a dvd for those members who can't attend. Recently I have had issues with my rendering quitting and I get a generic error message saying it can't complete t
Re: render problems sony vegas pro 12
by William Mims 5 years ago
Thanks, Brian. No did not help much but I am glad to have seen your Channel. What is HD converter factory I can not get the piece rendered. That's the problem I have to solve, first. Is it possible to
anamorphic lens on a EX 3
by William Mims 5 years ago
Using an anamorphic lens on a Sony EX 3 will cause the image in the viewfinder to look elongated, is there a setting that will stretch the picture out to look normal by changing something in the VF me
EX1/Steadicam Pilot LCD Issue
by William Santana 10 years ago
I am pleased...no that's not the right word. Euphoric, yes I am euphoric to announce that I have received my very own Steadicam Pilot AA and in the most frightening and funnest( ) 20 minutes I have ha
Re: EX1/Steadicam Pilot LCD Issue
by William Mims 5 years ago
Have you tried using the video out rather than going 'downstream' from the Atomos Since involved with this thread (2009, 2010) I sold my Pilot. Mims
Firmware update for Sony EX 3
by William Mims 6 years ago
Is there a step by step procedure for installing a firmware update on a Sony EX 3 My present version in 1.3 I have read threads indicating that I could do something wrong and render it unusable. Mims
Re: Firmware update for Sony EX 3
by William Mims 6 years ago
Thanks Ian, glad we have you on board. You are always a help and greatly appreciated by those of us that are less computer tech orientated. Mims
Sony DVD Architect
by William Mims 6 years ago
How do you program DVD Architect so that a DVD replays at the end of the video - continuously Or is that something the DVD player must do Mims
Re: Sony DVD Architect
by Daniel Prantl 6 years ago
Hello, if this reply is not to late: in the media-settings-tab, right next to the preview window, there is a "sub-tab" that should be called something like final action ("endaktion" in my german DVDAP
SXS Cards
by William Mims 7 years ago
I have two Sony SXS cards that came with my EX 3. I have shot footage on them, played them back in the camera and then attempted to upload them via Clip Browser. Clip browser and my computer does not
Re: SXS Cards
by William Mims 7 years ago
Thanks, Michael for your suggestion. I agree. Mims
Photo shop, CS5 for Vegas Pro question
by William Mims 7 years ago
I need to add either Photo Shop or CS5 to be able to do simple image changes to my editing work to take out unwanted B.G.s or other video fixes. I have Vegas Pro 11. I bought the Tiffen digital filter
Re: Photo shop, CS5 for Vegas Pro question
by Theo van Laar 7 years ago
Yes, you will be able to import Photoshop files (.psd files) directly into Vegas 11 Pro and keep the layers and the transparancy. If you want to use photoshop to edit video, you will need the extended
Wireless mic Question
by William Mims 8 years ago
Has anyone tired the Sony Sony ECM-AW3 blue tooth wireless mic receiver system for video cameras Specifically the Sony EX 3. Seems too good to be true for corporate seminar videos or quick shoots with
Re: Wireless mic Question
by Richard Crowley 8 years ago
That is a pretty low-end product. It uses a built-in microphone on the transmitter. That has several implications, most of which are negative for professional use IMHO. It uses Bluetooth which has lim
William Mims 8 years ago
John:
I am trying to make a DVD copy of our church sermon for a DVD player. DVD Architect makes a copy but there is no sound on the finished copy. I contacted Sony Cr. Sfwr, two days ago and still no reply. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Bill Mims
DVD Architect Pro Sound Problem
by William Mims 8 years ago
When I move a Vegas Pro rendered video to DVD Arch. Pro to burn a DVD, in preview the sound is fine, then I burn a DVD, take that to my Sony DVD player and there is no sound. If I play the DVD using W
Encryption problems preventing Tranfer to Client
by William Mims 9 years ago
How do I take a Vegas Pro 9e project to my client on DVD without the encryption that prevents them from using the DVD to post it on their website I was advised to make a CD-data file which they could
Re: Encryption problems preventing Tranfer to Client
by William Mims 9 years ago
Thanks, Noah. Mims
Editing NXCAM footage woes
by Nigel O'Neill 9 years ago
Hi I've been given some mpg files exported from a Sony NX5 camera, and Vegas 9.0e (32 and 64 bit) is having major difficulties editing it. I was given about 20 small clips which sometimes load on the
Re: Editing NXCAM footage woes
by William Mims 9 years ago
Regarding the Vegas Pro 9e. I was having the same problem with footage that was transferred from old BetaCam SP SD footage. As I pulled the clips down to the time line it would crash. I went to Creati
JOBS Offered - Low pay + Deferred pay
by William Mims 9 years ago
We need interns to learn filmmaking in Wisconsin, some pay. We also need a few department head positions to be filled for two feature films up coming close to the Madison area. Email Resume to: Willia
Re: JOBS Offered - Low pay + Deferred pay
by George Baker 9 years ago
2 motion graphics jobs available. Please contact for more information and to bid jobs. Work is being done for a small, low power TV and Public Access station in central California. Willing to accept b
My Animation & motion graphics Reel 2009
by Mohammad Naveed Khawar 10 years ago
Hi, Here I have uploaded my animation & motion graphics reel 2009. Hope you guys will have a expert look at my work http: reels.creativecow.net film motion-graphics-showreel-2009 I am expecting commen
Re: My Animation & motion graphics Reel 2009
by William Mims 10 years ago
Mohammad: Wow, that is some of the most dynamic graphic work I have seen. What a beautiful blend of the two languages, and the way you used graphical symbols to marry the two, just really well done. I
My new trailer... any thoughts?
by George Houry 10 years ago
this is the tailer for a movie i've been cutting called "Camouflage"... it's not final, so tell me what you guys think. thanks! http: www.youtube.com watch v=MLPjFjBLiDQ
Re: My new trailer... any thoughts?
by William Mims 10 years ago
Jorge: It is way too long and you are telling the audience too much and showing too much of the story. An old Hollywood rule, "sell the sizzle, not the stake". Ask yourself: Do I want to see this movi
Entry-level Demo Reel Advice
by Carla Cardello 10 years ago
I recently graduated with my degree in multimedia and wish to work in the video world. My main interest is editing, but since I'm trying to get my foot in the door, I'm open to pretty much anything th
Re: Entry-level Demo Reel Advice
by William Mims 10 years ago
Carla: As a person that has his own production company doing his own projects as the shooter, editor and director, I normally do not hire people to do those tasks so I can not say for sure what someon
Updated Demo Reel - Constructive Criticism Please
by Stephen Eilers 10 years ago
Below is my updated demo reel. Please provide some constructive criticism. Thanks in advance! Stephen Eilers Director - Editor - Visual Effects Artist http: StephenEilers.com
Re: Updated Demo Reel - Constructive Criticism Please
by William Mims 10 years ago
Stephen: Wow! I mean, WOW! I like your music choice, I like the pace, the rhythm of the cuts, your cutting on the beat looks to be right on. What can I say If I needed something like this, I would hir
demo reel 09
by arturo perez 10 years ago
http: www.vimeo.com 6934732
Re: demo reel 09
by William Mims 10 years ago
Arturo: Mucho gusto! Un trabajo excelente, que muestra una gran cantidad de detalles en su dise o y el pensamiento! (Very excellent work, it shows a lot of attention to detail in your work and thought
Need advice..
by Joe Borelli 10 years ago
Greetings, A little bit about myself.. I've been doing video animation on a freelance basis since finishing film school in 2004. Right now, I'm living in San Diego and aside from a few freelance gigs
Re: Need advice..
by William Mims 10 years ago
Joe: First, thanks for letting me see your work, I think it is excellent and shows your style, which is very important. You have to have your own style. Techno music is very hard to keep in sync with
need your help in looking for ways to hide a camera while still getting high quality material
by Mohamed Ramadan 10 years ago
Hi Dear Hello, I'm a filmmaker in Egypt looking for ways to hide a camera while still getting high quality material. The type of filming I might do with it, is interviews with criminals or thieves, or
Re: need your help in looking for ways to hide a camera while still getting high quality material
by William Mims 10 years ago
Shocking. Absolutely shocking. And sad.I love Cario and all the friendly people, you have done an incredible job exposing this. As far as hiding your camera there are a number of ways to do it. Portho
Can't get from clip browser to Vegas 8.0, why?
by William Mims 10 years ago
I Can't get from clip browser to Vegas 8.0, no matter what. Is there a way to drag and drop clips in the clip browser to Vegas 8.0 Or why isn't there a section that is the "clip browser" right there w
Re: Can't get from clip browser to Vegas 8.0, why?
by Mike Kujbida 10 years ago
William, all I can tell you is what I read on another Vegas forum. I don't have use an EX3 so this explanation is like a foreign language to me. I hope you understand it. It also sounds like a really
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William Mims liked this 10 years ago
2009 Vfx demo reel, looking for critique.
by Nic Cross 10 years ago
Hi all, just uploaded my reel, would love critique. I really wanna know what goes in the mind of those HR's when hiring. http: reels.creativecow.net film vfx-reel Best, -N
Re: 2009 Vfx demo reel, looking for critique.
by William Mims 10 years ago
Nic: You have done excellent work, no question, but I had trouble reading the split second graphics at the same time I was trying to see how you had changed the frame. If I look to read the graphic I
Cave House Studios' First Demo
by Michael Frank 10 years ago
Hey guys, Just signed up for Creative COW.. this looks like such a great community for video production, film, animation and really everything we're into. Our group just cut together our first demo an
Re: Cave House Studios' First Demo
by William Mims 10 years ago
Michael: First, animation always impresses me. I think that is just amazing. There are three items I would either cut out or reduce greatly and that is the Polaroids, the stick figures and the splash
Director/Editor demo reel, looking for critique
by Taketoshi Kumada 10 years ago
I'm college student filmmaker. I've been directing and editing some shorts and music videos, and this is my first demo reel. It'd be so great to have suggestion, critique, and encouragement. Thank you
Re: Director/Editor demo reel, looking for critique
by William Mims 10 years ago
Taketoshi: The music is very professional and shows class and taste. You have an excellent style so there is no doubt you will be successful as a professional filmmaker. Others may choose to critique
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Green Screen outdoors?
by William Mims 10 years ago
The first "Hollywood" studios were sets outside because the only way to get enough light was to use the sun. In using green screen, the problem is always getting the key light direction to match the l
Re: Green Screen outdoors?
by William Mims 10 years ago
Steven: Thanks, most encouraging and I found your NASA video quite delightful. I am sure you had a lot of fun doing it. I have done stage green screen in L.A. but not outside. In the same vein: I have
Emergency Lighting Ideas
by William Mims 10 years ago
Inexpensive fill lighting for when you are in a pinch: Most large cities have at least one Harbor Freight. I just bought a flood light on a magnet base for $ 12. in store, $10 on web site. (Item 90766
Re: Emergency Lighting Ideas
by Rina Zoom 4 years ago
Hi, I think they have not so expensive lighting kits here, this is my source; https: www.mrosupply.com
My Lighting Blog
by Tom Nelson 10 years ago
As my work has dropped off a bit for summer, I've had a few free moments to put a blog together to discuss lighting setups. My first post is a simple budget green-screen setup, as it is a common issue
Re: My Lighting Blog
by William Mims 10 years ago
Tom: I tried to leave a comment on your blog, it is confusing about what it wants in order to post after you type a comment. help. Mims
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