redcamera to MiniDV by ben oliver 11 years ago I need to make a dvcam tape of a 30 second commercial that we shot on the red camera. The master file is apple proress 422 2048x1024 16b 48k audio All of my renders look really bad. Like, worse than i
Re: redcamera to MiniDV by Rafael Amador 11 years ago Hi Ben, You have to crunch a lot of information, so try to set FC to do the task in the best possible conditions. I guess you just had dropped the RED footage in an NTSC DV sequence. Isn't Set your DV
rendering a hi def file to sony vegas video. by ben oliver 11 years ago hey guys, looking for some expertise. I have some footage that was shot with p2 cards, and imported into final cut pro. 720p24n The edit really wants to edit with sonic vegas video. what is the best w
why make an editing reel? by ben oliver 11 years ago Okay, so, I am trying to put together a new website and reel. As an editor, I have cut lots of short dramatic shorts, documentaries, and boring silly uncool pay me my money industrials. I hate cutting
real media files to dvd by ben oliver 11 years ago Okay, so I am running fcp 6. If that even matters. I have about...oh, 15 hours of real media content that a professor wants on a DVD. Other than screencapturing it with SnapZpro, what are my options.
Re: real media files to dvd by Zane Barker 11 years ago Real Media files are notorious for not working in anything other then real media player, and for not being able to be converted to any other format. First check if he has them in any other format. If
deck questions by ben oliver 11 years ago Hey guys, Quick question, I am on set making video dubs of footage we are shooting. Were in a studio, things are nice and controled, its just cheaper to get dvds to the transcription place if we make
Re: deck questions by ben oliver 11 years ago i would love to, but this is what happens when you work for public television!!!! No one makes decisions, or pisses anyone off...which usually leads to bad decisions and wastes of money -b
Using an Ipod as a Mic by Chris Bryan 11 years ago Hello, I'm interested in using an ipod as a lapel mic for the groom and another one to get readings at the ceremony and reception. I've seen lots of posts about using the iRiver to do this, but nothin
Re: Using an Ipod as a Mic by ben oliver 11 years ago a once in a lifetime event weddings can be great for repeat business... its funny how no one records and shoots divorces, I think that would be fun, and worth the rental on some good microphones.
compressor help, thanks!! by ben oliver 11 years ago In compressor, what is the difference between web download and web streaming Also, what are the advantages of using mpeg4 over h264 and vice versa. they look similar, and the file sizes are the same,
Re: compressor help, thanks!! by ben oliver 11 years ago it would be great if i could use flash...however its for a course website, so, basically, at the university i work for, there is a toolkit where they can upload "any" kind of file, be it a graphic, mp
Documentary Voiceover by Paul Fowrte 12 years ago If you have worked on a doc with a VO, at what stage did you write it We don't know whether to come up with the narration first and cut around it, or wait till we have a watchable rough cut and then d
Re: Documentary Voiceover by ben oliver 12 years ago you can use the built in mic onm your mac to record test voice overs. a few reality shows i've worked on, we've done just this, and in ever edit refined and refined to the point where the writers had
tv click effect?? by HairiChimp 12 years ago hello everyone never had a lot of success trying to emulate tv being clicked off( effect ) usually just try using crop in then out(10fr). curious if any other editors tried anything else.. thanks.
Re: tv click effect?? by ben oliver 12 years ago i jsut say shoot it off the tv because its the simplest way to do it. i have an old 20 year tv, and so do a lot of thrift stores. it'll look the most authentic. least thats's me. i won the 48 hour fil
Editing Demo Reel by Nate Boston 12 years ago I'm trying to cut a demo reel to highlight my editing skills, but keep running into the same problem - should I mix images from things I've already cut to music (like a music montage), or should I cut
Re: Editing Demo Reel by ben oliver 12 years ago you totally know aaron and the boys at 118 fanueil street, don't ya nate!!! i love running into people on the cow!
MTV style edits and the Army by raymond flores 12 years ago Okay, I'm a military trained one man band broadcast journalist. Meaning I'm a Soldier who gets to edit on Media Composer. I'm considered okay at what I do because I love to tell stories and am willing
Re: MTV style edits and the Army by ben oliver 12 years ago what I would recomend doing is go crazy. Make an insane, edited to insanity version of the show. see how fast you can cut stuff, see where you can go. and do NOT think of ever showing anyone this. thi
Flatness and Pacing by Paul Fowrte 12 years ago One of the things I've been told by editing mentors and teachers is that there's a problem if your film is flat. The way a (good) thriller is edited is the clerest example of this. There are moments w
Re: Thanks by ben oliver 12 years ago read in the blink of an eye. pretty much the best book ever. be different. don't watch tv or movies to get your inspiration, the movie comes from the footage, it's like making a sculpture, not paintin
Very frustrating experience with P2 and FCP by Mark Suszko 12 years ago We had a rented Panasonic HVX200 P2 for a shoot yesterday. Nice camera, overall I like it fine. Shot test footage in 720P30 and tried to import to FCP, and it was hours of frustration. In five hours o
mono or stereo by rap 12 years ago hey guys I'm working on a film that part of it talks about music band and has some of their music, now the whole film was shot on sony HDV and on one track, the live shows also were recorded on one tr
Re: mono or stereo by ben oliver 12 years ago sometimes it helps to lower one of your "mono-stereo" tracks a little bit, it kinda makes it sound like stereo, sorta.
Editing First Trailer by Espnetboy3 12 years ago I have a short movie I made and would like to cut a teaser full trailer for it to show my friends before its completed. I have never really cut a trailer before and was wondering on the basic techniqu
Re: Wow is that the "real" voice guy?? by ben oliver 12 years ago I hate trailers that I can see the "trailer formula on" do something different. get people excited. scare people, make them laugh. watch youtube videos of people sitting in there bedrooms doing nothin
Edit Suites by Mark Kenny 12 years ago Folks, I'm going to inherit a large open space with the brief to install an AV department. We have Racks and Macs with XSAN, tables and chairs galore, but the new space has no walls or floor. Before I
Re: Edit Suites by ben oliver 12 years ago you need lots of action figures. i prefer ninja turtles. i cannot edit without an action figure. I cannot stress this enough. when you have a crap director or producer over your shoulder, sometimes it
Demo Reel music by Kenton VanNatten 13 years ago I'm in the process of re-working my demo reel and have selected a commercial track (albeit somewhat unknown) as the bed music. What are the legalities of using such music for one's own "promotional pu
Re: Demo Reel music by ben oliver 13 years ago dude....if your demo reel makes the music industry shift........then you have one hell of a demo. think of it like being a hacker. so your virus infects the stockmarket......you get arrested.....then
canon xl2-dsr-50 deck by ben oliver 13 years ago got a quick question, i am doign a simple shoot next week with a canon xl2. was wondering, if i could record to tape with a dsr-50 portable dvcam deck, so i can utilize 3 hour tapes. this isn't going
reel advice by ben oliver 13 years ago hey guys, here is my slightly older reel....been doign lots of music video stuff which hasn't made its way into this yet, what you all think http: benjaminoliver.net page2 files page2-1006-pop.html so