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jason levy

producer / facility owner
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delete?
by jason levy 3 years ago
One of the most common things I do in Premiere is: set an in, set an out, delete everything in between and ripple the gap closed. I use option-delete to do that. But half the time when I do that rathe
Re: delete?
by jerry wise 3 years ago
You could just hit "Extract"
avid
by jason levy 3 years ago
Hello, Does the Media Composer run well on the new "coffee pot" Mac Pro thanks,
Re: avid
by jason levy 3 years ago
Another question... I have been running the media on a thunderbolt drive dock with a Western Digital Black 7200 rpm drive. Can you see any reason that should not work well. It's an HD project. (Not 4k
export 25p sequence as 60i
by jason levy 4 years ago
Does Premiere do this well Else what would be the best technique We need to take shows originated and edited in 25p and master for North American broadcast @60i. Thank you jason
Re: export 25p sequence as 60i
by jason levy 4 years ago
Thanks for the replies, fellows. Yes I understand about the 4%slowdown technique.. No I can't do that. much obliged. jason
compressor X question
by jason levy 4 years ago
Not sure if this is the best place to post this... but I don't see a Compressor forum. I have files that are DVCPro HD with 4 channel 16 bit audio . (mix ch 1-2, M&E 3 - 4) I want to convert these to
Re: compressor X question
by jason levy 4 years ago
I think I found the cheat.. I assign the 4 input tracks as left, right, centre and centre surround, then select 4.0 as the output...
Yosemite and FCP 7
by Phil Kurus 5 years ago
I've seen another thread here that seems to indicate that as of early August Yosemite did not break FCP7. I'm wondering if any of you good souls have made the move, and whether you can confirm that FC
Re: Yosemite and FCP 7
by jason levy 5 years ago
We are having a problem with it... FCP is working mostly normally but when we open a file window... to do a "save as " for example or to reconnect offline media, the window closes very quickly by itse
MXF, OP1a
by jason levy 5 years ago
Hello, I have to transcode some files to the following specs. I'm not to familiar with this format and I wonder if someone could help me out or point me to a setting file... High Definition 1920 x 108
Re: MXF, OP1a
by jason levy 5 years ago
Note that you have to create a sequence with the proper outputs... to start. You cannot change them once the sequence is created. That would be too easy..sigh. jason
channels 3 and 4 always silent
by jason levy 5 years ago
Hi again, i have a prores quicktime with 4 channel audio. Trying to convert to MXF with the same 4 channels of audio. When I set the number of channels to 4 in the mxf preset, channel 3 and 4 of the r
DVC pro HD.. why is it rendering?
by jason levy 7 years ago
Hello all, Ok now that some time has passed since the release of FCPX, I have managed to stop hyperventilating and I finally have some time to explore X and try to figure out if it is going to figure
Re: DVC pro HD.. why is it rendering?
by jason levy 7 years ago
It was previously ingested with FCP 7 and sitting on a drive.
Can't Connect to CatDV Workgroup Server from 2nd computer
by Mari Jenkins 8 years ago
We have a two-computer editing station here at our company. The Workgroup Server seems to be running fine on that computer, but on the computer trying to connect, I keep getting this error: Failed to
Re: Can't Connect to CatDV Workgroup Server from 2nd computer
by jason levy 8 years ago
What happens when you ping the computer with the catdv server on it jason
Cat DV resseller and user in Canada
by Pierre Valliere 8 years ago
Hi, i'm looking for Cat DV resseller and user in Canada. Thanx a lot!
Re: Cat DV resseller and user in Canada
by jason levy 8 years ago
Hi Pierre, I'm in Montreal. I bought direct from Squarebox. If you are looking for someone to do the setup I have dealt with Maxx Digital in California. They just log in to your computer remotely and
xml workflow
by jason levy 8 years ago
Can't seem to get this quite right. Perhaps someone can clue me in. We have various catalogues of shots that have been logged in the verbatim logger. We now want story editors to go back and select sh
Re: xml workflow
by bryson jones 8 years ago
Ref export of subclips works perfectly in the client. I'm sure it's a quick one for the Worker. bryson bryson "at" hidefcowboy.com hidefcowboy.com
One particular computer will not connect
by jason levy 8 years ago
Me again. I have workgroup server and several logging station set up and running fine. On one particular computer I am able to connect to the server (and can see the server stats, people connected etc
Re: Figured it out.. no jumbo frames allowed
by jason levy 8 years ago
Anyhow Bob Zelin tells me that enabling jumbo frames is of no use anyhow... unless they are enabled on every component of the system.. live and learn.
CatDV 9.x on a Mac G5 computer?
by jason levy 8 years ago
I cannot get CatDV pro v 9.x to launch on a G5 computer. Do we know if it is compatible I can get ver 7.x to run on that computer. jason
Re: CatDV 9.x on a Mac G5 computer?
by jason levy 8 years ago
We have a number of old G5s (who doesn't ) I find that some of them work and some don't. I have not been able to determine what the difference is.
hd sdi -> LTC
by jason levy 8 years ago
I note that Blackmagic makes an HD SDI to analog converter. Can one use this to extract embedded time code Else does anyone else know of a box that does this Thanks, Jason
Re: hd sdi -> LTC
by Bob Zelin 8 years ago
http: www.deltacast.tv Products DELTA-hd-SDI-OEM-video-input-output-PCI-Express-card.asp more
Is Adobe Premiere the new FCP?
by jason levy 8 years ago
Is anyone doing big projects with it is it a substitute for FCP
Re: Is Adobe Premiere the new FCP?
by Jacob Kerns 8 years ago
I say it is! After a few weeks of using it I'm loving everything about it. I haven't had to boot the Mac up for FCP at all since. The raw speed of Premiere lets me concentrate on the best part story t
One day with Final Cut Pro X and I'm convinced...
by Michael Garber 8 years ago
In it's current iteration, I could never use FCP X in a professional environment. I'm not one of the "whiners," just a facility owner and editor stating a very obvious fact. I've been editing with FCP
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Re: One day with Final Cut Pro X and I'm convinced...
by jason levy 8 years ago
re the unlinked media - Is there any way to "relink" it or was the project dead
Will Lion support FCP7?
by Gregorio Paolini 8 years ago
The debate on Fcpx is around a simple question: Is Apple still interested in the Pro market or not Fcpx is not a new pro editing program with all the flaws of a Version 1.0: it is an (interesting, inn
Re: Will Lion support FCP7?
by jason levy 8 years ago
Yes, well that is the biggest problem at the moment. They don't seem inclined to share much information with us about two critical subjects; - future support for FCP 7; ie continued updates, Lion comp
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Conspiracy or Stupidity?
by Peter Wiley 8 years ago
A theme that runs through much of the reaction to FCP X is that Apple has decided to ditch abandon the professional community for prosumers and that FCP X's similarity to iMovie etc. I wonder if such
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Scott Sheriff liked this 8 years ago
Re: Conspiracy or Stupidity?
by jason levy 8 years ago
Not stupidity... they are dumping a product that had only niche appeal for one that they think they can sell more of to a broader market. That is Apple's over-all business plan now... get rid of niche
huh
by jason levy 8 years ago
This is all very confusing. On the surface this feels like apple telling people like me (original fcp user, pro post prod facility) to go f myself. What about fcp 7 no news. Should I be thinking Avid
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Re: huh
by jason levy 8 years ago
I don't know. It doesn't seem unreasonable to communicate with people like me and tell us what to expect. I have supported the product , been it's advocate, used it for years. Yes I made money with it
3d monitoring with HD link
by jason levy 8 years ago
Hello, Looking for an affordable 3d monitoring solution. HDlink: " HDLink Pro 3D lets you display both dual stream as well as interleaved 3D inputs and then display them on any compatible 3D DVI displ
Re: 3d monitoring with HD link
by jason levy 8 years ago
Thanks for that info everyone. If anyone has a working setup in use can they let me know what specific gear they are using. Much obliged. jason
Spent the Evening with iMovie 11
by Tom Daigon 8 years ago
Holy crap! I spent the evening going thru tutorials and trying to cut a mockup 30 sec. music video. I hope to hell that FCP X has more to offer than iMovie 11. The first nightmare was take a 3 min aud
Re: Spent the Evening with iMovie 11
by jason levy 8 years ago
walter biscardi "t's a matter of professional tools that we use every single day. Just one example, assigning tracks for ProTools audio mixing. As the new FCP-X is a "trackless" editing system, how d
Top 10 things overheard in the Final Cut Studio developer's lounge
by Richard Dee 9 years ago
I spent so much time on this post in the Color forum responding to a thread about FCS development, I'd thought some of the long time users here might appreciate it. ------------- Top 10 things overhea
Re: check this out
by jason levy 9 years ago
Sounds good. I have my fingers crossed. I also saw this: http: www.larryjordan.biz app_bin wordpress archives 1365 (sorry to be wasting your bandwidth again...)
Is Apple really listening to us?
by Mark Maness 9 years ago
OK.... I'm sorry but its time for me to rant and blow off some steam here. Ever since Apple gave us the ability to edit text inside of FCP using Motion templates (FCP 6), Motion has made FCP completel
Re: Is Apple really listening to us?
by jason levy 9 years ago
The codebase of the FCP suite is very old and clunky. Most problems with crashing seem to be in my experience due to FCP running out of memory as it can only access a very limited amount regardless of
mp4 compressor setting for daytime Emmys?
by jason levy 9 years ago
Hello, Trying to satisfy these conditions in a Compressor setting: Video Codec H.264 640x480 (4x3) 640x360 (16x9) square pixel Decomb or deinterlace Audio AAC audio 96Kbps CBR Container mp4 container
Re: mp4 compressor setting for daytime Emmys?
by jason levy 9 years ago
They said they would get back to me with the detail but nothing yet. Would you use the mp4 setting as a basis (what I tried) or a quicktime h264 setting if it was you j.
New KONA LH driver 8.1.1
by David Achilles 9 years ago
Anyone else having difficulty with the new 8.1.1 Kona driver Since installing it Final Cut has been very unstable. Crash reports point to the aja Kona output. Currently running FCP 7 on Snow Leopard -
Re: New KONA LH driver 8.1.1
by jason levy 9 years ago
Yes I have the same thing going on. I've been around and around the track with drivers, firmware, raid card, etc. and can't get it resolved except by setting things to 8 bit. Much phone time with supp
KONA LHe Novice Question
by Steve Price 9 years ago
Hi There, I've been looking at my KONA LHe settings on the control panel and I see my native format is set to 525i29.97. Now, I live and work in the UK where we use PAL, and I shoot and edit on a vari
Re: KONA LHe Novice Question
by jason levy 9 years ago
Hi John, Definitely set the output to the format you will be mastering in. What deck and format are are you outputting to If not outputting to a deck I assume you have the Kona for monitoring and you
sync
by Bob Cole 9 years ago
I'm seeing sync issues in FCP and would appreciate help in narrowing down the cause. Video is lagging. I've tried outputting both to SD and HD monitors (component both), and results are similar. When
Re: I have the same problem. See thread below.
by jason levy 9 years ago
Ahem. So then I said to myself, "Self, why is 10 bit playback no longer functioning "
My Kona system is very very sick..
by jason levy 9 years ago
As one plays a show back, picture on the broadcast monitor slowly slips out of sync until it is a few seconds out and continues that way. When you stop it kind of "resets" and then if you play again t
Problem fixed.
by jason levy 9 years ago
Playback was set to 10 bit. Not sure who did that. Going back to the correct 8 bit setting and everything is normal. Duh. Sorry to waste your time fellows. I appreciate the efforts to help. jason
timecode not accurate on caputure now
by jason levy 9 years ago
Blackmagic Decklink HD extreme running on a quad core intel mac with latest version of FCP. Trying to capture HD 720p 59.94 footage to prores proxy. Usually we do a "capture now" to the whole tape and
solved it.
by jason levy 9 years ago
Sync cable was bad. No sync was getting to Decklink. New cable fixed it.
prorez proxy codec available in BMD media express?
by jason levy 9 years ago
The only prores codec offered seems to be standard prores. Is there any way to access the prores proxy codec in BMD Media express software j.
capture prores proxy 720p 59.94 ??
by jason levy 9 years ago
Trying to capture DVC ProHD 720p 59.94 footage from an Aj HD 1400 deck to prores proxy 720p 59.94. Cannot find any way to set this up. What am I missing FCP 7.0.2, 2.8 quad core Intel mac, latest blac
Re: capture prores proxy 720p 59.94 ??
by jason levy 9 years ago
Hi Kristian. Thanks. Yes I understood that but was having no luck understanding how to do that. I finally got it figured out: I had to create a new FCP capture setting (not easy setting.. that comes l
iphone sound
by Robin Probyn 10 years ago
Is iphone sound quality good enough for ambient sound for broadcast tv. Thanks
Re: iphone sound
by jason levy 10 years ago
This is kind of cute... http: www.youtube.com watch v=hcYlNolI_ic
Pro Tools HD with Waves Native?
by jason levy 10 years ago
Hi, Thinking of upgrading to a pro tools HD system. Currently running Digital Performer with Waves Diamond package. Upgrade of the Waves Diamond native to Diamond TDM is $3200 ! Is it possible to run
Re: Pro Tools HD with Waves Native?
by John Fishback 10 years ago
It should appear as RTAS plugins. The faster the computer, the more instances you can run before you run out of power. John MacPro 8-core 2.8GHz 8 GB RAM OS 10.5.5 QT7.5.5 Kona 3 Dual Cinema 23 ATI Ra
monitor calibration
by jason levy 11 years ago
Hello, We are working with FCP, Kona 3 and Panasonic BT-LH2600 monitor. I am aware of the method of calibration using colorbars and the blue only signal. I wonder if anyone knows a method of calibrati
No REF to Sony BetaSP Deck
by Tim Tschudin 11 years ago
I searched the archives but could not find any solution to this problem. There was a suggestion back in 2007 about looping the composite video in to Ref in but that did not work. Here is the problem.
Re: No REF to Sony BetaSP Deck
by jason levy 11 years ago
Hi Tim, The solution is to buy a small sync generator like an Horita BSG 50 and sync your card and deck from that.
best framerate for animation
by jason levy 11 years ago
Hi, I will be mastering a show for North American broadcast. The initial broadcast is NTSC. A Hi Def version at 720 will be produced as well for the library. There may eventually be a conversion to 25
Re: best framerate for animation
by Del Holford 11 years ago
The best framerate for multi-format mastering is 23.98p. Since the project is going to 3 formats that would probably be best for your project. Master at 1280x720 23.98p and everything else is downconv
pro tools authorizations
by jason levy 12 years ago
Hi, I have been offered some pro tools HD hardware for sale including the transfer of ownership at Digidesign. But the package does not include any software or authorizations. I see where the software
Re: pro tools authorizations
by jason levy 12 years ago
Just what I was looking for, thanks very much Ty. Jason
Which Pro Tools Hardware?
by jason levy 12 years ago
We are about to convert our suite to protools and I'm trying to figure out which hardware to get. We use mainly waves plugs. We are doing audio for video. A typical session would have around say 24 -
Re: Which Pro Tools Hardware?
by jason levy 12 years ago
THanks Roland. Yeah I was thinking of getting a card and using our Rosetta 200 as an interface. Regarding the APA hardware that sound like an interesting option. Do you know of anyone having success w
anamorphic comp dimensions?
by jason levy 13 years ago
Sorry - simple question. Cannot seem to find the answer via a search; I have tried. I am doing some comps for a project that is in SD anamorphic, 720 x 486 (using blackmagic uncompessed 10 bit codec).
thanks Lloyd and Dave
by jason levy 13 years ago
Much obliged.
Adobe and Apple?
by jason levy 14 years ago
One gets the impression that Adobe is de-emphasizing products for the mac. I notice that several of the new "bundles" don't exist for Mac and there is hardly a mention of the word "Macintosh" on the s
Re: Adobe and Apple?
by Mike Smith 14 years ago
Clint Fleckenstein "Mac is still the standard platform for creatives everywhere ('cept me, I guess). " Nice to get a good laugh now and then! Let's be different - I know, let's have a standard platfo
Adding warmth to voice over reel
by Christopher Bagnall 14 years ago
I'm putting together a voiceover reel myself. I am recording on a Shure BG 1.0 with windscreen. and recording on Spark XL. It sounds decent in terms of no pops or hiss on playback, but I'd like to twe
Re: Adding warmth to voice over reel
by jason levy 14 years ago
Do try some compression if you are not using any. That is a standard for voice recording. We use Waves plugins. They are a bit pricey but you can download a version from their site (waves.com) that wi
DVCAM for broadcast SD television. Opinions please.
by Tim Snider 14 years ago
Hi all, For those of you that have successfully broadcast your work over the airwaves to television homes across America, let me hear from you. I've just recently been a part of a television show that
Re: DVCAM for broadcast SD television. Opinions please.
by jason levy 14 years ago
this from a network we deal with.. Many satellite feeds are digitally compressed 4:2:0.. therefore if you shoot 4:1:1 the final product is effectively sampled at 4:1:0 causing very poor color sampling
shooting for both 4:3 and 16:9 in SD... solutions?
by jason levy 14 years ago
Hi We have a show that will be delivered to two different broadcasters. It will be shot in SD. One wants 16:9 anamorphic the other wants 4:3. I wonder if others have dealt with this situation and what
Re: shooting for both 4:3 and 16:9 in SD... solutions?
by jason levy 14 years ago
No not much choice.. Thanks for that analysis of the resolution difference. Have you every done a show like that For us I guess we'd have to do the pan and scan in FCP or aftereffects. I guess that's
Check me on this
by David Davidson 14 years ago
We're charged with laying off to D5 a HD 422 feature & are concerned about delivery specs. A local company raised the specter of a probable failure if we did it with our little ol' Final Cut Pro Black
Re: Check me on this
by jason levy 14 years ago
Can't help much with the technical aspect of this.. but for what it's worth I will offer this advice: that a very helpful thing to do is too take some time and get the person who is actually going to
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