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alec gitelman

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April 3rd 2007
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Second Monitor Playback
by alec gitelman 3 years ago
Hello, I haven't worked in Resolve since a few versions back, and I remember that for full screen playback on a second monitor I needed to run it through a Blackmagic I O device. Is that still the cas
Re: Second Monitor Playback
by alec gitelman 3 years ago
Just ordered an Intensity Shuttle. Hope that does the trick.
Multicam Audio
by alec gitelman 3 years ago
Hi, Could anyone point out a way to a comprehensive Multicam Audio primer explainer that could clear up the mystery of how Premiere handles audio when using Multicam For example, I have a project now
Re: Multicam Audio
by Herb Sevush 3 years ago
alec gitelman "Could anyone point out a way to a comprehensive Multicam Audio primer explainer that could clear up the mystery of how Premiere handles audio when using Multicam " No. The Ppro documen
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alec gitelman liked this 3 years ago
Which Kinos should I rent?
by alec gitelman 5 years ago
Hi, I'm looking to rent some lighting for a shoot in a relatively tight place. I am deciding between a couple of 2'x4 kino banks and barfly 200s. Price difference is negligible. Is there any advantage
Numerical Keypad Enter Key
by alec gitelman 6 years ago
Hi, Trying to find the answer to the following question. Working in a facility with several edit stations I find that on some of them I cannot use the numerical keypad enter key to speed up putting ma
Upgrading Firmware on the EX1 from version 1.06
by alec gitelman 6 years ago
Hi, I am trying to upgrade the firmware on my EX1, which I owned since some time around 2008. I have firmware version 1.06, so I cannot use the latest firmware upgrade available on the Sony site, I ne
Re: Upgrading Firmware on the EX1 from version 1.06
by alec gitelman 6 years ago
Bill, That is exactly what I am trying to avoid; I did call the local Sony service center and got the quote of $270. I know it is possible to do the upgrade yourself, I've seen demo videos of the inst
Shooting a Press Clip Package for Broadcast - Frame Rate
by alec gitelman 7 years ago
Hi, I have to shoot a press clip package that would be sent to various broadcasters. I've never done that before and the client is not giving me any tech specs. I am wondering if I should shoot it in
Re: Shooting a Press Clip Package for Broadcast - Frame Rate
by alec gitelman 6 years ago
Todd, thank you for your extensive answer. unfortunately for this I could not deliver in multiple formats. it was to be a single video file. 30p shot and delivered. Alec.
Cannot Read XDCAM EX files - something new.
by alec gitelman 8 years ago
Hello, having a strange issue with XDCAM EX files from one of my shoots. everything's been shot and transferred to a hard drive. XDCAM Transfer doesn't recognize any clips XDCAM Browser can be used to
Re: Cannot Read XDCAM EX files - something new.
by alec gitelman 8 years ago
Thanks Ian, I appreciate your help. I'll leave it at that (btw., the AMA plugin works for other files so I think it's right). Beyond the third post it was more curiosity than need.
Is it ok for AVID to be slow with AMA footage?
by alec gitelman 8 years ago
Hi, I have a project with about 8-9 hours of footage in quicktime files with XDCam 1080p media. I am using AMA to link to those files. Editing is painfully slow - playback is fine, but every action ta
Re: Is it ok for AVID to be slow with AMA footage?
by alec gitelman 8 years ago
would I be ok transcoding to XDCAM MXF for should I transcode to DNxHD
MC6 Sluggish/Lag while Trimming
by Matt Osborne 8 years ago
I posted this on the AVID community forum but didn't get any responses... I'm having an issue with MC6 being quite sluggish while in trim mode and moving shots in both segment modes. In trim mode - ad
Re: MC6 Sluggish/Lag while Trimming
by alec gitelman 8 years ago
i may have found the reason. i'm using AMA with .mov files that use XDCam EX compression. when i opened an exercise project that uses MXF files the stickiness disappeared. but it still doesn't make se
Chinese Lantern on ETC Source4 PAR?
by Bill Evelyn 8 years ago
Hello, I'm interested in using Chinese Lanterns on my studio lights, ETC Source 4 PAR (750w). I see a speed ring listed for this PAR, adapting the Chimera lanterns to the PAR, but thought lanterns wor
Re: Chinese Lantern on ETC Source4 PAR?
by alec gitelman 8 years ago
John, I haven't had time to double check but it definitely runs cooler (considerably) than my other tungsten lights.
Disabling the "apply to all cuts" feature
by alec gitelman 8 years ago
Is there a way to disable the feature in fcp 7 that applies a transition to all cuts in a sequence when you use the command-T shortcut without selecting a cut Thx. Alec.
Re: Disabling the "apply to all cuts" feature
by Jerry Hofmann 8 years ago
There's not a way to disable the feature... so select the edit you want to add the transition to first. Jerry Apple Certified Trainer, Producer, Writer, Director Editor, Gun for Hire and other things.
Blu Ray Burner in a Mac Pro Doesn't Play Nice
by alec gitelman 8 years ago
This is more on the technical side than the authoring side. Pioneer Blu-Ray Burner (BDR-205) installed internally in a Mac Pro, via a SATA connection to the motherboard. Works perfectly fine, except t
Re: Blu Ray Burner in a Mac Pro Doesn't Play Nice
by alec gitelman 8 years ago
Hi Larry, Thx for your answer but I'm afraid it doesn't quite answer my question. My Blu-Ray recorder disappears as a piece of hardware after a while. For example, I could be burning data disks all da
Creating Chapters for Blu-Ray
by alec gitelman 8 years ago
Hi, I have the following concern. I need to create a Blu-Ray DVD with a Play All Button and Chapters. I created a long version, put chapter markers, and used Chapter Playlists to select individual cha
Re: Creating Chapters for Blu-Ray
by alec gitelman 8 years ago
Danny, thanks. That will be probably quite beyond the scope of my work right now, but I'll keep it in mind for the future. Alec.
7d Corrupt File Issues
by Steven Preston 9 years ago
Hey Cow, coming for some support, been looking on the internet and have not been able to find accurate help. Brand new Canon 7d, shot with it for about 2 weeks when suddenly it crashed mid shoot. I wa
Re: 7d Corrupt File Issues
by alec gitelman 9 years ago
Steven, thanks! Did the "reputable store employee" say that SanDisk made inferior cards to Delkin or some other manufacturers What brands are more trustworthy Personally, on a shoot yesterday the 60MB
Crashed Recording, Corrupted Files
by alec gitelman 9 years ago
Hi, I'm a new Canon 7D user. Shot video with it for a few times before this happened. The other day I was recording a concert and more than once in the middle of recording the camera stopped dead and
Re: Crashed Recording, Corrupted Files
by alec gitelman 9 years ago
I apologize.. My browser was messing up the order of the posts, I did not see the same topic come up earlier today.
Crashed Recording, Corrupted Files
by alec gitelman 9 years ago
Hi, I'm a new Canon 7D user. Shot video with it for a few times before this happened. The other day I was recording a concert and more than once in the middle of recording the camera stopped dead and
Crashed Recording, Corrupted Files
by alec gitelman 9 years ago
Hi, I'm a new Canon 7D user. Shot video with it for a few times before this happened. The other day I was recording a concert and more than once in the middle of recording the camera stopped dead and
What Causes This?
by alec gitelman 9 years ago
Hi, this is a from a very quick pan, totally unusable shot, but I still wonder what's making it look like that. I'm guessing it's a combination of both rolling shutter and breaking the codec, but I'd
Re: What Causes This?
by alec gitelman 9 years ago
I understand, in this case I was just swinging the camera around from shot to another. I see the skew. I'm curious what causes those lines extending from the silhouettes appear.
Installing Pioneer-bdr205 on a Mac Pro
by alec gitelman 10 years ago
Hi, Can't find the answer to this question anywhere. There seem to be two possible ways of hooking up this Blu-Ray burner if installed internally. 1. Getting a Serial ATA to IDE converter. 2. SATA cab
Re: Installing Pioneer-bdr205 on a Mac Pro
by Bruno Fraga 9 years ago
in truth, the disck as recognize, the real problem is playback the disc. I've been searching on the web and I noticed that it cant happen on Mac OS X. Do you know some trick to playback Blu Ray on Mac
cannot run fcp 6 with fsc 7 installed
by alec gitelman 10 years ago
Hi, I have installed FCS3 and I've kept Final Cut Pro 6 on my system, so I can be compatible with editors who haven't upgraded yet. FCS3 installed and seems to work, however FCP6.0.6 crashes when i st
Re: cannot run fcp 6 with fsc 7 installed
by alec gitelman 10 years ago
yeah, i hoped i could avoid that. i used to be able to run multiple versions of fcp all the way down to 4 without a hitch. bummer. now i really have to uninstall 7 and get back to 6. i'll do the exter
best delivery format for playback from mac to tv monitor?
by alec gitelman 10 years ago
Hi. I have created a video for a client to continuously play on their in-house monitor. I found out that their playback system is as follows: MacMini, 52 LCD 1080i, DVI-HDMI Cable. Most of the video i
Re: best delivery format for playback from mac to tv monitor?
by alec gitelman 10 years ago
just playing full-screen qt.
24PA Conversion issues
by alec gitelman 10 years ago
Hi. I have shot a project in 24PA. About 10 hours of footage. When I started capturing with pulldown immediately I had problems. Ok, not the first time. I captured everything in 30i, tapes beginning t
Re: 24PA Conversion issues
by alec gitelman 10 years ago
All fair points. And i agree with all of them. I also went to find a mirror. Unfortunately I don't have the luxury of having enough time to go to square 1. Also trust me, I don't capture full tapes be
Can I Survive Without Syc Lights?
by alec gitelman 10 years ago
Hi, I have an upcoming job shooting a video in a studio with a white background. We found a studio that fits the budget, however the lights are not included in the package. Now, we can bring in some o
Re: Can I Survive Without Syc Lights?
by alec gitelman 10 years ago
I have the studio rented with the syc lights and overhead soft boxes. We will bring whatever we have and try to create a high-key setup, so we don't have to change much as we change angles. I do have
Final Cut Crashes Every Time I Render This Project!
by joseph wilkins 10 years ago
So I have a 10 minute sequence with a whole bunch of footage of different sources and codecs. I created a standard NTSC timeline and created my project. Now when I export, it gets about half way throu
Re: Final Cut Crashes Every Time I Render This Project!
by alec gitelman 10 years ago
Check if you have any MPEG2 files in your sequence. (Or any MPEG for that matter) Could be footage from a DVD. That, in my experience, is the most common cause for crashing on render export, though it
Reverse Telecine Not Working On Some Clips
by alec gitelman 10 years ago
Hi. I am working on a project for which all of the footage was shot either in 24P or 24PA DV NTSC. All the 24P footage is taken through Cinema Tools to rev telecine. Some footage was shot by another c
Captioning anyone?
by Todd Terry 10 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 alec gitelman 10 years ago
we use http: automaticsync.com they transcribe, caption, and present it in 10 or 15 different file formats. they're pretty solid with their work, but of course you still do have to check for proper sp
Minor Intern
by alec gitelman 11 years ago
Our company has recruited an intern. She's 17, a high school student. We're really small, actually at this point the company exists pretty much only as a legal entity to produce a documentary. Do we
Re: Minor Intern
by alec gitelman 11 years ago
Thanks Mark, The way you describe it I would like to become that intern and learn all that cool stuff you're talking about! We're getting some papers from school when the spring break is over. Other t
mixing 24p and 30i
by alec gitelman 11 years ago
Hi. I am putting together a program - to be distributed on a DVD - which contains footage shot in DV-NTSC both in 24p (with 2:3:2:3 pulldown from tape) and 30i, not mentioning graphics and other incid
Re: mixing 24p and 30i
by alec gitelman 11 years ago
reverse telecine footage from 24p timeline. (disclaimer, i'm talking about watching on a computer monitor) yes, DVDSP does create a 27.97 timeline, but there is no interlacing - clean progressive pict
footage bounded by circles
by alec gitelman 11 years ago
hi, i am trying to create what seems to be a simple effect. i've created a few bouncing circles in the frame, and i want to put footage inside. here's the work in progress: http: teletimevideo.com AE_
Re: footage bounded by circles
by alec gitelman 11 years ago
got it. thanks!
Compressing from m2v and ac3 combined?
by alec gitelman 11 years ago
Hi, I'm using Sorenson Squeeze 5 Pro to produce a number of flash video files from various sources. Some of those sources are compressions for DVDs, i cannot locate the masters of these videos. Is the
Re: Compressing from m2v and ac3 combined?
by alec gitelman 11 years ago
i'm afraid that doesn't solve my issue. mpeg streamclip does not join those files and doesn't even import ac3, unless i'm missing something.
Not exactly an affordable solution
by Tyler Jones 11 years ago
Hi, We read this article at our company and got excited about finally having an affordable solution for a SAN like we've wanted for a couple of years. We poured over all the details in the article and
Re: Not exactly an affordable solution
by alec gitelman 11 years ago
to avoid confusion, i mean setting up a firewire array on one of our systems to run daily weekly backups. i'll have a hard time explaining to my bosses the need for extra investment in network drives.
Sony EX1 and Z1U
by alec gitelman 12 years ago
Hi, I am planning to "go into business" of shooting and editing weddings and events. I am thinking of purchasing an EX1 to use as my A camera and hiring a videographer who owns or rents a Z1U for B ca
Re: Sony EX1 and Z1U
by alec gitelman 12 years ago
Mick, Thank you for the advice. Maybe I was not clear in my post. I do have experience working with cameras. I've owned a DVX-100A for years and want to step up to HD and tapeless workflow. I know the
Pricing for a Google Earth type effect
by alec gitelman 12 years ago
Hi, I'm producing a low budget commercial and I need to come up with a shot where we start in outer space, zoom in on earth, go in deeper and come to a place in NYC. It should look sort of like a Goog
Re: Pricing for a Google Earth type effect
by alec gitelman 12 years ago
but i thought images made by Google Earth are copyrighted material. can i use the movies created without paying Google for licensing and showing Google trademark This seems to be telling me that i can
Sony HVR-Z1U vs DVX100A
by alec gitelman 12 years ago
Hi, In a few weeks I will be shooting a wedding for the first time ever. I have a choice of shooting it with either of the two cameras mentioned in the subject heading. I have plenty of experience wit
Re: Sony HVR-Z1U vs DVX100A
by alec gitelman 12 years ago
Rick, Don, thanks for the advice. i'm pretty happy about not having to go to the Z1U, i shot with it once and was less than happy about working with the HDV codec. I'm pretty well covered with sound,
shoe mount light
by alec gitelman 12 years ago
Hi. I'm looking to buy a shoe mount light for my DVX-100a. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good one. I don't have much of a budget but I'd like to get a nice soft light, so i don't get the
Re: shoe mount light
by alec gitelman 12 years ago
any manufacturer model suggestions i'm looking to stay under $200, less is better.
Best Format for PAL and NTSC?
by alec gitelman 12 years ago
I am planning to shoot a few commercials that would air both in PAL and NTSC Standard Definition with the HVX-200 camera. What would be the best format setting to shoot with so that I end up with the
Re: Best Format for PAL and NTSC?
by alec gitelman 12 years ago
do you recommend conforming the 23.98 frame rate to 25 to go to PAL Or just doing a standards conversion Do I edit in HD and then downconvert to each of the SD standards
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