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Jonathan Capra

My name is Jonathan Capra, but Fongaboo is my real-life nickname that has pre-dated the Internet. People actually call me 'Fong' most of the time, even at work.

Currently a system administrator by day and a video production student by night.. tryi... [more]
Member Since:
October 28th 2002
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Albany, NY
Setting Timer on an AJA KiPro Rack... or breaking up clips?
by Jonathan Capra 11 months ago
We're trying to record 3-5 hours of aircheck and then edit clips out of the result on a Mac with Premiere. We first tried using an ATOMOS Ninja 2. We left a test running overnight, which resulted in a
shoot 24fps but record 30p files on an HPX-170?
by Jonathan Capra 4 years ago
Which mode should I use if I want to shoot 23.98fps but have it apply pulldown in the camera and conform it into files that are already 29.97 when they come off the card
Can a Panasonic AG-HPX170P shoot onto an SD card?
by Jonathan Capra 4 years ago
The AG-HPX170P has two P2 slots and one SD slot above it. The manual is kind of ambiguous in its language about whether you can actually shoot onto an SD card, or merely save camera setting presets on
Re: Can a Panasonic AG-HPX170P shoot onto an SD card?
by Sam Lee 4 years ago
You may be confused on the SD card slot with the Micro P2 media. SD card slot is designed for saving scene files, importing P2 metadata than recording on it and updating firmware to the camera. You ca
Restoring a lost Smart Object in Photoshop (on a Mac)
by Jonathan Capra 5 years ago
I had a problem come up that I couldn't find a solution for. I saw many posts in Google results by folks with the same issue, but none of them seemed to have a resolution. I figured it out, so I figur
Re: Restoring a lost Smart Object in Photoshop (on a Mac)
by Joshua Preiswerk 5 years ago
Thanks alot Jonathan ! The private folder trick did it for me. I was able to search once in there, and find my PSD hidden smart object ! Cheers ! Josh
Designing an I.T./Video Convergence college degree
by Jonathan Capra 7 years ago
Not really sure where to post this. Didn't see any forums related to education... or any forums that pertained to I.T. convergence in the video TV industry. I.T. also wasn't listed as a category in Jo
Re: Designing an I.T./Video Convergence college degree
by Mads Nybo Jørgensen 7 years ago
Hey Jonathan, Interesting question. In my opinion the last thing that you want to study is media... Cisco Networking or similar, Microsoft server tools, maybe a bit of Linux SaaS backbone management.
A series of quotes from the forum on the scale of the Turd Sandwich that has been served.
by Aindreas Gallagher 8 years ago
No OMF, no XML, no EDL, no AAF oh god, ok. Where you had a collection of sequences and bins that were relevant to the specific project. Instead each project has one (1) timeline only, or in other word
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Re: A series of quotes from the forum on the scale of the Turd Sandwich that has been served.
by Jonathan Capra 8 years ago
So one timeline per project.... I assume that gets rid of nesting
Strangely corrupt VOB files
by Jonathan Capra 8 years ago
This is mostly a post-authoring question... as I am trying to pull video off a disc I mastered a few years ago. I was trying to extract a DVD I made to MPEG or MOV files using MPEG Streamclip on my Ma
Re: Strangely corrupt VOB files
by André Engelhardt 8 years ago
Hi Jonathan, Obviously the issue is not with the physical DVD and also not with the data on the disc if it plays back fine. The only thing left to check is MPEG Streamclip itself. I'd give other softw
Vegas for OSX?
by Jonathan Capra 8 years ago
So now that Apple has taken a big dump on their pro users, does this set the stage for cross-platform support for Vegas
Re: Vegas for OSX?
by Jonathan Capra 8 years ago
1) No tape capture support 2) Discontinuing DVD authoring support 3) No 3rd-Party Hardware Support 4) NO BACKWARD PROJECT COMPATIBILITY If they want to turn GUI and workflow on its head, I'm all down
Bizarre Firewire Output problem with FCP and P2 footage
by Jonathan Capra 8 years ago
OK we are experiencing a number of problems with a couple of MacBooks we have pertaining to Firewire External Video output, in relation to footage shot and transferred from P2 cards... But for simplic
Re: Bizarre Firewire Output problem with FCP and P2 footage
by Doug Beal 8 years ago
trash your prefs first response for goofy behaviour http: www.digitalrebellion.com prefman Doug Beal Editor Engineer Rock Creative Images Nashville TN
AfterEffects CS5 showing only 4 gig of RAM
by Jonathan Capra 8 years ago
Just installed Windows 7 64-bit and AfterEffects CS5. Did a test render on an existing project and the Render Queue shows that it is only addressing 4gig of RAM. The system has 8. Is there a setting t
Re: AfterEffects CS5 showing only 4 gig of RAM
by Jonathan Capra 8 years ago
Very helpful! Thank you!
Installing older plug-ins in CS5
by Jonathan Capra 9 years ago
I have some projects that use two older plug-ins, Sinedots II & Unmult. I had them installed in CS3 in the folder C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe After Effects CS3\Support Files\Plug-
Re: Installing older plug-ins in CS5
by Jonathan Capra 9 years ago
Cool! Thanks... Sinedots worked like a charm... For some reason the existing projects we have that use Unmult don't seem to correlate the new plug-in to the one that was originally used. That is... Un
Intermittent Dropped Frames in FCP
by Jonathan Capra 10 years ago
One of our workstations suddenly started suffering from intermittent dropped frames when playing off the timeline. Our projects are typically SD NTSC ProRes HQ sequences. But it seems to occur regardl
Re: Intermittent Dropped Frames in FCP
by Jonathan Capra 10 years ago
Another thing I should note is that any project plays fine when I use the Print-to-Video function. These dropped frames only occur when playing right off the timeline. If it were an issue with through
Dropped Frames in Final Cut Pro
by Jonathan Capra 10 years ago
One of our workstations suddenly started suffering from intermittent dropped frames when playing off the timeline. Our projects are typically SD NTSC ProRes HQ sequences. But it seems to occur regardl
Re: Dropped Frames in Final Cut Pro
by gary adcock 10 years ago
Jonathan Capra "Looking for an initial direction in which to begin my troubleshooting. Any hints are appreciated. " Whats different between the working machines and the non- working one. what was the
60p footage on a 29.97i sequence
by Jonathan Capra 10 years ago
Is there any way to get Final Cut Pro to treat 60p footage properly when placed on a 29.97i sequence What it seems to do, by default, is skip every other frame. The proper way to convert the footage i
Re: 60p footage on a 29.97i sequence
by Rob Grauert 10 years ago
" it's pretty annoying to have to convert tons of footage before bringing it into FCP." It's not that' bad. Just bring all your clips into Compressor and convert a big batch...that is, if Compressor c
No audio scrub after FCP update
by Jonathan Capra 10 years ago
We have two of the most recent model MacPro towers with AJA Kona LHe cards. I recently updated Final Cut from 6.0.5 to 6.0.6 and now audio scrubbing seems to be disabled. Anyone have an idea
Re: No audio scrub after FCP update
by Jonathan Capra 10 years ago
It's something I've NEVER thought to disable willingly, so I am not even sure where to enable it (assuming the issue does lie in a prefs setting). Do you know where that setting is I could not find it
No audio scrub after update
by Jonathan Capra 10 years ago
We have two of the most recent model MacPro towers with AJA Kona LHe cards. I recently updated Final Cut from 6.0.5 to 6.0.6 and now audio scrubbing seems to be disabled. I am cross-posting to the AJA
Re: No audio scrub after update
by Bret Williams 10 years ago
The option is ghosted out What do you mean disabled
Importing VIDEO_TS.BUP, VIDEO_TS.IFO, VIDEO_TS.VOB Unix Executable Files into FCP
by Janet Baus 10 years ago
I received footage with the following directory and Log and Transfer won't recognize it. My G5 does not have an intel processor--is this the problem Is there software that will let me import these wit
Re: Importing VIDEO_TS.BUP, VIDEO_TS.IFO, VIDEO_TS.VOB Unix Executable Files into FCP
by Jonathan Capra 10 years ago
I can vouch for MPEG Streamclip.... It's a staple here at our shop where we often need to pull clips off of aircheck DVD's for use in Promos. Of course if the .VOB files are encrypted, you will need t
Suddenly no audio is active
by Jonathan Capra 10 years ago
Have a project with a single track of audio. I did something such that I can't activate that audio track or master audio: Notice the checkboxes next to the audio track and Master are unchecked. It won
Re: Suddenly no audio is active
by Jonathan Capra 10 years ago
OK strange... I set the sole audio track to 'Solo' and then it became active an audible. When I un-solo'ed it, audio still remained active. I don't really know why, but I'm all set...
Paint Stroke color
by Jonathan Capra 10 years ago
In Apple Motion, I create a Paint Stroke. I want to change the colors.. I want it to be a red stroke with a white tail. I change the colors under Inspector- Shape- Stroke... But it changes it only for
Re: Paint Stroke color
by zak peric 10 years ago
HI There. The solution is in this video tutorial made by Andy Neail. See this link; http: www.timesavertutorials.com heart_rate.html Particularly look the video tutorial around 2:00min and forward. An
Can no longer output DV AVIs with proper resolution
by Jonathan Capra 10 years ago
I remember that, until some time ago, I was able to output DV-encoded NTSC AVI files from Final Cut Pro using the Quicktime Conversion Export feature. As I recall if I was outputting from a sequence t
Automator Applications.. Spinning Gear/Wheel not displaying...
by Jonathan Capra 10 years ago
I have an identical set of Automator Applications that we run on four MacPro's. On one of them, the applications run successfully, but the spinning gear or 'wheel' does not display in the top menu bar
Sync Folders...
by Jonathan Capra 10 years ago
I have been using the 'Sync Folders' action for Automator to selectively mirror a directory on a network file server to a matching local copy on local workstations. This has worked great, as the direc
Re: Sync Folders...
by Dustin Lau 9 years ago
just use terminal, I'm not a linux geek but it's not really as hard as it seems. the command is rsync -avr --progress --exclude '*Render Files*' --delete your source directory your destination directo
AG-HPX170.. AJ-PCD10.. transfer problems..
by Jonathan Capra 10 years ago
We have an AG-HPX170 camera and an AJ-PCD10 card reader on loan from a sister station. We are trying to transfer clips to a 1st-gen Macbook Pro. We cannot get either the camera or the reader to show u
Re: AG-HPX170.. AJ-PCD10.. transfer problems..
by Shane Ross 10 years ago
Did you install the driver for the P2 card Without the driver, the card will not mount. http: www.panasonic.com p2 Shane GETTING ORGANIZED WITH FINAL CUT PRO DVD...don't miss it. Read my blog, Little
Nesting DV NTSC sequences
by Jonathan Capra 11 years ago
When I nest a sequence from a project made on a DV-only Final Cut workstation, it shows as a Green 'Preview' render. I am wondering if I am doing something wrong such that I can get it to show grey (r
Re: Nesting DV NTSC sequences
by Jonathan Capra 11 years ago
well i have noticed that dropping a DV 720x480 clip onto a ProRes (or other 40:27 aspect) 720x486 sequence causes it to automatically offset by one pixel ever since version 4 or 5. However if you have
Adobe Cue Errors in Windows
by Jonathan Capra 11 years ago
We have an XPro x64 workstation running Adobe Photoshop and AfterEffects CS3. Things have been hanging up a lot on this machine in general, but we decided to check the event logs and there are multipl
Disk failure
by Jonathan Capra 11 years ago
Have a 150gig Firewire hard drive connected to a G4 Mac running Leopard that suddenly became unmountable. When I ran regular DiskUtility on it, I got the following: KEYS OUT OF ORDER REBUILDING CATALO
Re: Disk failure
by Zane Barker 11 years ago
Well if disk warror cannot repair it, unfortunatly nothing will. Sorry to say it but it sounds like you need to repartition the drive and start fresh. If disk warrior gave you the option to preview th
PS CS3 - Pixel Aspect Ratio
by Jonathan Capra 11 years ago
Is there a way to shut off Pixel Aspect Ratio Correction universally in Photoshop, rather than a case-by-case document-by-document basis
Re: PS CS3 - Pixel Aspect Ratio
by Richard Harrington 11 years ago
I think he means the preview function and not the actual non-square pixels 1. In CS4 its much cleaner 2. You can make an event using Script Event Manager.... say with every open document play back an
'Compositions' in Motion?
by Jonathan Capra 11 years ago
I have a Motion project that moves a bunch of Drop Zones around in a motion. I want to output 4 or 5 different versions of this animation with different video in the drop zones. Is there a way to do t
Re: 'Compositions' in Motion?
by Alan Smith 11 years ago
Jonathan Capra "I have a Motion project that moves a bunch of Drop Zones around in a motion. I want to output 4 or 5 different versions of this animation with different video in the drop zones." If y
Using a static 2D animation file as background in a 3D project
by Jonathan Capra 11 years ago
I am an After Effects veteran just digging into Motion for the first time. My stupid question is... If I have a 3D project (with a camera), how can I have a 2D animation or video file act as a static
Re: Using a static 2D animation file as background in a 3D project
by Noah Kadner 11 years ago
Sure- just put the video into a seperate group and toggle the 2d layer button- it's right next to the padlock on the timeline view. Or switch the Group type property to 2D. -NoahMy FCP Blog. Unlock th
Shine and Starglow showing in RAM Preview but not Render
by Jonathan Capra 11 years ago
We have an issue with certain AfterEffects projects that utilize Shine or Starglow. The effects will show during RAM Preview, but during Render they will disappear. This seems to vary from project to
JVC-250 and HDV codec
by Jonathan Capra 11 years ago
I work in the promotions dept at a news shop that is currently still SD-only. Our Macs have AJA Kona cards, so they are HD-capable, but so far we have only used them for SD editing. We are doing a try
Re: JVC-250 and HDV codec
by Jonathan Capra 11 years ago
Now that I've actually gotten some experience with our first bit of footage shot on the JVC-250, I can confirm my issues with MPEG-2 as an acquisition. My mind had a hard time wrapping my mind around
4:3 Title Safe in 16:9 Frame
by Ben Mullins 11 years ago
Hi guys, Is there a way of getting a 4:3 title safe to appear in a 16:9 frame in FCP 2 All the ads we shoot are 16:9 but I need to make sure the titles will still be on-screen when viewed on a 4:3 tel
Re: 4:3 Title Safe in 16:9 Frame
by Jonathan Capra 11 years ago
Yeah they need to add this ASAP.
Using 720p footage in an NTSC project
by Jonathan Capra 11 years ago
PREFACE: We have a MacPro tower outfitting with an AJA Kona LHe, running Final Cut Pro 6. So far we have only been doing standard definition projects on it. We just started our first HD project with i
Transcoding HDV clips from a Firestore
by Jonathan Capra 11 years ago
We have Final Cut Pro 6 with an AJA Kona LHe in a MacPro tower. Up till now we had used this only for SD work, capturing through SDI off a Sony DVCAM VTR. We are working with a trial JVC DY-HD250 came
Re: Transcoding HDV clips from a Firestore
by Harry Bromley-Davenport 11 years ago
I transfer my Firestore QT files to the Mac and then simply drop them into a ProRez Hi Quality timeline. No rendering necessary. Harry.
data on discs from Sony DVD recorder unaccessable on my Mac
by Jonathan Capra 11 years ago
Our station uses a rack of standalone DVD recorders to record airchecks in 4-hour blocks. From time to time we have to use these airchecks for material for our promos when we didn't have to opportunit
Automator.. SyncFolders.. iCal..
by Jonathan Capra 12 years ago
I downloaded the SyncFolders action for Automator... This is running under Leopard. I set up an action to sync two folders and saved it as an Automator application. It runs fine when I run it manually
Re: Automator.. SyncFolders.. iCal..
by Jeff Carpenter 12 years ago
I don't now too much about this so I can't tell you HOW to do it, but I know you can assign an automator action to a folder and it will run when the folder is modified. Look around in Automator's help
Tape Trouble while batch capturing
by Jonathan Capra 12 years ago
We just got two MacPro workstations with Kona LHe cards this year. Specs are dual 2.66, 4gig ram, using pairs of striped Medea SCSI Ultra 160 RTR arrays. Whenever I tried to do a batch capture of more
Re: Tape Trouble while batch capturing
by Jeremy Garchow 12 years ago
The text file should take care of it. Are you sure you installed it properly I know it's a silly question, but I'll ask anyway.
Copying effects from one layer to another in CS3
by Jonathan Capra 12 years ago
I just upgraded from Photoshop 7 to CS3. They seem to have changed the behavior of effects and styles on layers. It used to be if I dragged a single effect from one layer to another, it would COPY it
Re: Copying effects from one layer to another in CS3
by Jonathan Capra 12 years ago
On Windows it seems to be the ALT key. I thought I tried that, but maybe I had accidentally hit the Windows key. Thanks!
Solution for jerky/lagged output
by Jonathan Capra 12 years ago
I just thought I would share for others' reference... AJA Tech Support just helped me solve a problem where our MacPro with Leopard running AJA Kona LHe version 5.0 drivers was outputting jerky and la
Re: Solution for jerky/lagged output
by Jonathan Capra 12 years ago
What system are you running AJA told me the utility is specifically for the MacPro towers. So if you are using another machine, it might not apply.
Aja Kona vs BlackMagic Decklink HD
by Jonathan Capra 12 years ago
I'm comparing these two card lines: http: www.blackmagic-design.com products hd http: www.aja.com html products_macintosh_kona_LHe.html Would be destined for use with Final Cut Pro 6 in a MacPro tower
Correctly importing Illustrator files into Invigorator
by Jonathan Capra 12 years ago
I'm importing an Illustrator logo but its closing up the hole in my zero and connecting a 'web' between the base and the beak of the number one, so it looks like a triangle of sorts. Its been a while
Re: Correctly importing Illustrator files into Invigorator
by Jon Okerstrom 12 years ago
Sure thing. Look at the doc in Illustrator. Be sure you've created a compound path in the zero by selecting the inner and outer path and choosing compound path make. As for the number one, it sounds l
Plug-In Error
by Sandra Miller 12 years ago
Hi, I also posted this message in the Trapcode Forum, but not sure if it is an After Effects or a Trapcode Problem. If anyone has any suggestions or help, it would be greatly appreciated! I just purch
Re: Plug-In Error
by Jonathan Capra 12 years ago
I am having the same problem with Shine, Starglow and 3D Stroke. We just bought them in a bundle, and each seemed to have installed fine. But once I open After Effects (6.5 in my case) and try to appl
AE project with lots of 3D Invigorator layers won't open
by Jonathan Capra 12 years ago
Running XP pro on a machine with 1.5 gig of RAM. Have an AE6.5 project where I had a composition that had about 12 Invigorator layers, although only 2 were turned on. I duplicated the composition and
Re: AE project with lots of 3D Invigorator layers won't open
by Serge Hamad 12 years ago
Hi, -Delete Invigorator's prefs and see if you can use your project. -If the above doesn't work then delete the Invigorator plug-in folder. When you open your project, AE will warn you that Invigorato
MPEG-2 video and audio permanently linked?
by Jonathan Capra 12 years ago
I brought an MPEG-2 .MPG file (with self-contained audio and video) into Vegas. Even when I toggle 'Ignore Event Grouping' or flat-out remove them from being a group, it doesn't seem to want to let me
Re: MPEG-2 video and audio permanently linked?
by Douglas Spotted Eagle 12 years ago
Not able to repro this here...when you select audio, choose the "U" key, you can't slide audio separate from video Douglas Spotted Eagle VASST Aerial Camera
ATI All-in-Wonder codecs
by Jonathan Capra 12 years ago
I built an extra PC just to use as a PVR using an ATI All-in-Wonder 9000 card. It can record from the tuner to either MPEG-2, MPEG-1, Windows Media or the ATI VCR codec. Strange thing is when I have i
Re: ATI All-in-Wonder codecs
by Jonathan Capra 12 years ago
Followup: OK the issue seems to be more with Windows File Sharing in some way, rather than with codecs. I find that if I record a clip on the machine with the ATI card in it, the networked machine won
External Control of Audio Envelopes
by Jonathan Capra 12 years ago
I was trying out using my Peavey 1600x MIDI control surface (http: www.cassiel.com space Gearhead Peavey+PC+1600) with Vegas... I had never messed with the External control setup, but I was looking fo
Re: External Control of Audio Envelopes
by Gary Kleiner 12 years ago
Yes, the automation controls must be turned on. The automation settings button looks like a gear just to the left of the mute button.Gary Kleiner Learn Vegas and DVD Architect www.VegasTrainingAndTool
Converting my demo reel for the web
by Jonathan Capra 12 years ago
I just finished my latest revision of my demo reel on DVD. It defaults to a straight 5-6 minute demo track, but then it allows the viewer to watch other stuff via an 'Archive' menu. Looking for sugges
Re: Converting my demo reel for the web
by Jonathan Capra 12 years ago
Yeah one of the reasons I was hoping to find some kind of turn-key web-conversion solution for the DVD, menus-and-all... was that I wanted to pop it up here to get a few views and critiques. I can def
A DVD without VOBs???
by Jonathan Capra 12 years ago
A promoter sent us a bunch of music videos to use for b-roll in a 30-second promo. Aside from one on Beta, the rest were provided on DVD's. I started ripping them to DV clips using MPEG Streamclip...
Good archival format for DV
by Jonathan Capra 12 years ago
I'm wondering if there is a codec I can use on my Windows system to archive a bunch of standard-def DV footage. I'm looking to save space on stuff I want to keep hanging around for a rainy day. But I'
Re: Good archival format for DV
by Jonathan Capra 12 years ago
Yeah I guess I had a hard time describing my expectations. I guess in retrospect, I was looking for something that has intraframe compression that is slightly better than MPEG-2, but would be highly r
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