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the "sad" state of our industry
by Bob Zelin 1 year ago
I guess this is for old timers. Today, with free editing software, quality cameras built into our CEL phones and iPads, free streaming software, free color grading software, free data transmission sof
Re: the "sad" state of our industry
by Ned Miller 2 months ago
Hi Bob, You're giving me PTSD! I retired in March, or at least I tried to, I work perhaps two days a month to keep my tax write offs open. I unsubscribed to The Cow, DVXuser, and all the others. Tryin
Thought everyone would enjoy this email exchange I had.
by Greg Ball 7 months ago
Thought you'd enjoy this email exchange between an counseler and myself. She advertised on videographies.com looking for someone to shoot and edit a half hour course for her. Here's the enchange afte
Re: Thought everyone would enjoy this email exchange I had.
by Ned Miller 7 months ago
Got to thinking about this thread. When I would get an inquiry and then was hired by a client who was used to paying more, such as if they had to use the company's marketing or advertising agency, in-
A milestone, of sorts....
by Todd Terry 8 months ago
I just wanted to take a sec to share a little good news with my friends in the B&M forum. Hopefully I will sound at least a little bit humble and grateful, and not braggadocios, as that is what I trul
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Michael Rubin liked this 7 months ago
Re: A milestone, of sorts....
by Ned Miller 7 months ago
Congratulations Todd! (Sorry for the delayed response, I'm in semi-retirement so I don't look at the forums much anymore). You are a real survivor! I have learned a lot in our conversations. We in the
How to budget a Cooking Show ?
by Robert Bengraff 8 months ago
I have been asked to put numbers together to produce five 5-8 minute outdoor, roaming host food show. I am currently under NDA so I can't give too many details, but think outdoor festival, tailgaters,
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Re: How to budget a Cooking Show ?
by Ned Miller 8 months ago
Oh wow do I miss the business! Been retired about 4 weeks now and deleted my favorite bookmarks but decided to peek at my ole peeps on DVXuser and CC. Feel like an addict about to call his dealer. I m
Am I wrong here?
by Greg Ball 9 months ago
I have a potential out of town client looking to do a 3 day shoot in my area. The way I work is I sub contract my crews and equipment. We would also be building sets and renting furniture. The total p
Re: Thanks and Update
by Ned Miller 9 months ago
Greg wrote: To Ned - Though you don't feel in danger of being ripped off, people's situations change quickly. What if your client went belly up, or became sick, or had new management. I always try to
There's a Severe Degeneration of Basic Business Social Courtesies in the World Today...
by Ned Miller 9 months ago
Hi All, Has this been happening to you too Or is it just me I have witnessed that basic social skills have really diminished. Kids at the Thanksgiving table looking at their phones, etc. We in the sel
Re: There's a Severe Degeneration of Basic Business Social Courtesies in the World Today...
by Ned Miller 9 months ago
Thanks Mark. My wife is retiring from teaching special ed for 27 years in June so that got me thinking, I'm 63, how many good years do I have left I've had an excellent run as far as DPing goes. I am
Bringing a 4x3 clip into a 16x9 FCP7 Timeline without stretching. How to?
by Ned Miller 12 months ago
I'm not much of an editor, I muddle through. I have a timeline for a 16x9 project in FCP7. The client provided me with legacy video in 4x3 and I wanted to add two vertical side bars but it is automati
Re: Bringing a 4x3 clip into a 16x9 FCP7 Timeline without stretching. How to?
by Nick Meyers 12 months ago
the main parameter you'd want to re-set is DISTORT. the Basic Motion includes scale, which could be doing you some favours. opening into the viewer needs to be done on a clip by clip basis, but you ca
Weird Problem: Over Exposed areas now appear as a black blobs.
by Ned Miller 1 year ago
When I was filming I knew there were certain parts of the background that were hot, over 100IRE. I have edited with it and it was fine, just blown out, and I had exported some QTs. But when I returned
Re: Weird Problem: Over Exposed areas now appear as a black blobs.
by Ned Miller 1 year ago
Bo. It does go away when I reduce the brightness filter from 1.2 to 1.1. however, it has never down this before when I added that filter. Ned Miller Chicago Videographer www.nedmiller.com
Question re: Timeline Setting of 30 if Most of the Footage is from 24 legacy videos?
by Ned Miller 1 year ago
Hi, I am setting the cameras up for tomorrow's shoot, so if I could get an answer from some gurus today that would be swell! I am producing a gala video for projection, the client does not care about
Re: Question re: Timeline Setting of 30 if Most of the Footage is from 24 legacy videos?
by Noah Kadner 1 year ago
Also the web doesn't have a native frame rate- 24p, 30 or otherwise. Noah FCPWORKS - FCPX Workflow FCP Exchange - FCPX Workshops XinTwo - FCPX Training
Teleprompter software for MAC Book Pro
by Martin Jordan 8 years ago
Went to NAB this year and on our list of equip. to buy was a teleprompter. And we did. Now, in a field test we hooked it up to a new MAC Book Pro running 10.5.7. We currently have a program called Pro
Re: Teleprompter software for MAC Book Pro
by Ned Miller 1 year ago
I use Prompt Dog. I highly recommend them. Dirt cheap. Stay away from phones and iPads. I have a full size teleprompter but for poor clients I can use the laptop. The reason to use your laptop rather
PowerPoint Question: How to De-animate
by Ned Miller 2 years ago
My client needs me to drop many PP slides into their video and they are mainly bullet point builds. However, when they sent me their PP file the builds are already there and I can't break them out to
Re: PowerPoint Question: How to De-animate
by Ned Miller 2 years ago
Walter thanks!!!! It worked! Took two minutes to make about 60 screen grabs. So glad you knew the trick. Please private message me with your address at: ned (AT) nedmiller.com and tell me which wine y
FCP7: When I Hit SAVE, where does it go?
by Ned Miller 2 years ago
I am still limping along on 7 and plan to migrate to X soon but meanwhile I have several projects I am editing on 7 and crash perhaps once a hour. Once they are completed I will migrate. But meanwhile
Re: FCP7: When I Hit SAVE, where does it go?
by Ned Miller 2 years ago
Thanks Shane & William! I greatly appreciate your advice. Ned Miller Chicago Videographer www.nedmiller.com www,bizvideo.com
Can I use a Lacie AC adapter with a G Drive?
by Ned Miller 2 years ago
I have many Lacie AC adapters for the silver vertical hard drives and can't find my G drive adapter, a silver vertical full size unit. Is it safe to use the Lacie adapter If someone has a full size, h
Re: Can I use a Lacie AC adapter with a G Drive?
by Ned Miller 2 years ago
Thanks Bob. So the current doesn't matter I thought it was an inner pin thing and that could blow the supply. So you're saying any of my Lacie 12v can do it, right Thanks, Ned Ned Miller Chicago Video
How do I make audio MP3 files from P2?
by Ned Miller 3 years ago
I have 2.5 hours of footage and now the client needs me to make files for transcription purposes. I am not the editor, just the videographer. I suppose I could take it into my FCP7 or X, render, expor
Re: How do I make audio MP3 files from P2?
by Denis Warburton 3 years ago
With FCP7: If you still have the original cards on a hard drive, you can start by importing the audio from the footage using Log and Transfer, then send the audio files to Compressor (using Send To -
Can anyone recommend a CHICAGO area Squarespace freelance designer?
by Ned Miller 3 years ago
I need to convert my present out dated site to Squarespace and I need a tutor designer. Want to work side-by-side and that's why I'm looking for a pro in the Chicago area only. I learn by Monkey See-M
Need Advice Finding Animated Graphic- US Map Illustrating Distribution
by Ned Miller 3 years ago
I am doing a video for a company that is expanding from the NY NJ area to throughout the Midwest. Was wondering if there is any kind of base template I could buy and then add arrows or glows Thanks, N
Re: Need Advice Finding Animated Graphic- US Map Illustrating Distribution
by Walter Soyka 3 years ago
A quick Google search on "After Effects templates" will give you a list of the big players in the Ae templates market. I would warn you that the more specific your requirements, the harder it is to fi
Is There a Way To Calculate Hard Drive Space Needed When Importing?
by Ned Miller 4 years ago
If I have a 16GB SD card of AVCHD, and I want to import into X the entire card, how much hard drive space will that require I usually have Optimize Media clicked so I assume it making Pro Res. Thanks
Re: Is There a Way To Calculate Hard Drive Space Needed When Importing?
by Ned Miller 4 years ago
I do not see AVCHD in their calculator: http: www.digitalrebellion.com webapps video_calc.html Or am I suppose to be looking at Pro Res Ned Miller Chicago Videographer www.nedmiller.com www,bizvideo.c
Can I Import Just a Portion of a Clip?
by Ned Miller 4 years ago
I keep running out of hard drive space, seems these files get bloated when going from their original codec of AVCHD into X. If I only want a few seconds of a clip that is in the 4-8GB range, can I do
Re: Can I Import Just a Portion of a Clip?
by Craig Alan 3 years ago
Why not consolidate your projects and get them off your hard drive onto a back-up drive Edits will process faster and you won't be hitting the wall all the time. OWC has a basic 4TB raid which runs in
Can I inport AVCHD from Canon C100 directly into X?
by Ned Miller 4 years ago
I am new to X and AVCHD, been importing with no problem I can see. However, I've read that some editors rewrap using Clip Wrap and other programs before importing. I own Clip Wrap and TurboH264, what
Re: Can I inport AVCHD from Canon C100 directly into X?
by Jeff Krieger 3 years ago
Thx, Jeff! I am always afraid to do that, I guess, for fear of FCP damaging my card. But maybe I back it up to a hard drive first and then let FCP copy it over to my working file. Thx much!
Can I erase my FCPX 10.1.1 Library & Events and Start Over Clean?
by Ned Miller 4 years ago
I have just started with X and downloaded some exercise files from the Lynda tutorial site and had some Projects & Events from when I was using the previous version. Now it's a mess and I would like t
Re: Can I erase my FCPX 10.1.1 Library & Events and Start Over Clean?
by Bret Williams 4 years ago
And of course you don't want just "A" library. If you work like most, you want a library for each job you do. And I use the word job of course because FCPX hijacked the word project.
Motion 4 hangs and I must use Force Quit
by Ned Miller 4 years ago
Today I bought Motion 4, I upgraded to Maverick and when I try to bring in a file to export it just freezes and says it's Not Responding so I have to force quit. I think I read somewhere that there ca
Re: COMPRESSOR 4 hangs and I must use Force Quit
by Ned Miller 4 years ago
OK, I'll bring in an hourly Apple pro to do it. I suppose I have to find every serial number of whatever I have bought and downloaded Or, could I do a Time Machine back up and it all re-install When I
If I import a PAL clip and "Share" to H264, is it still in PAL form?
by Ned Miller 4 years ago
Sorry, I thought this was the FCPX forum!
Want to migrate from FCP7 to Premiere, need advice.
by Ned Miller 5 years ago
I just bought the new 27" iMac and tried the 30 day trial period of FCPX but in the last few days it's crashing. I researched the X crashing subject and it seems to be a real problem, complicated to r
Re: Want to migrate from FCP7 to Premiere, need advice.
by Ned Miller 5 years ago
Hi Chris, I see CS 5.5 on eBay, is that the equivalent of FCP7 in terms of ease of use Will that work well with the new 27" iMac Thanks, Ned Ned Miller Chicago Videographer www.nedmiller.com www,bizvi
Client Wants Multiple People in Boxes speaking in Sync
by Ned Miller 5 years ago
I assume that some of you have been requested to do this before so I'd appreciate any advice. A client has employees all over the globe and wants them to do a Skype video, or I suppose it can just be
Re: Client Wants Multiple People in Boxes speaking in Sync
by Juris Eksts 5 years ago
You're perfectly capable of doing it in Avid, you'll just need lots of video and audio tracks to do it. Use your guide track, but don't expect any of them to speak in perfect sync with it. Choose one
Will my Mac Pro Tower handle FCPX?
by Ned Miller 5 years ago
I would like to migrate to FCPX from my present FCP6 on OS 10.5.8 and will probably get a 27" iMac in the spring. As of now I need to limp along with my tower which is probably five years old. Here's
Re: Will my Mac Pro Tower handle FCPX?
by Ned Miller 5 years ago
Yes perhaps you're right. Every time I see a twenty-something on my crew or in public they seem to have a Mac. Ned Miller Chicago Videographer www.nedmiller.com www,bizvideo.com
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by Ned Miller 5 years ago
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Proxy Mill Error Message
by Ned Miller 7 years ago
I'm new to Proxy Mill and got it to work a couple of times but now when I use it I get an Error in the status column. Anybody have any ideas Ned Miller Chicago Videographer www.nedmiller.com www.bizvi
Re: Proxy Mill Error Message
by Jeremy Garchow 7 years ago
I'd contact Imagine.
PC clients can't recognize drives with P2 footage!
by Ned Miller 8 years ago
I had two clients in the last week who use PCs. 95% of all my clients have Macs. I was under the impression that I had to format the drives (Lacie Rugged and Quad) using Disc Utility the MS DOS FAT op
Re: PC clients can't recognize drives with P2 footage!
by Ned Miller 8 years ago
I heard that one of the clients did that and it worked. The other client had a vendor with a Mac that did a file transfer. Thanks Ned Miller Chicago Videographer www.nedmiller.com www.bizvideo.com
HPX300 low light performance
by Adam Keyes 8 years ago
Hi guys, Curious about the 300's low light performance. I've used an old Canon XL1 forever and rent an HVX200 when I need to... How does the 300's low light compare to the 200 Also, how much better is
Re: HPX300 low light performance
by Ned Miller 8 years ago
Hey Adam, I will be selling my 300 with 260 hours on it probably in late May. Tremendous savings for you. Email me if interested at: ned@nedmiller.com Ned Miller Chicago Videographer www.nedmiller.com
Need Opinion on Sennheiser EW 112 G3s radio mics
by Ned Miller 8 years ago
I'm a DP in a quandry. Due to the digital switch over my 2 perfectly good Lectrosonic radio mics are obsolete and the grace period ends June 15. So I need 2 new ones but to go with Lectrosonics is $46
Re: Need Opinion on Sennheiser EW 112 G3s radio mics
by Ned Miller 8 years ago
Thanks! In downtown Chicago there is a LOT of interference. Ned Miller Chicago Videographer www.nedmiller.com www.bizvideo.com
Panasonic AG-HPX300 settings.
by Javier Lopez 8 years ago
Good afternoon, I just purchased a Panasonic AG-HPX300 and I had tried several settings to shoot under cloudy and sunny environments at the same time, but the resulting video shows lots of noise. Any
Re: Panasonic AG-HPX300 settings.
by Ned Miller 8 years ago
Go to http: www.dvxuser.com then the HPX300 forum and search "noise". There's been lots of threads regarding this. Before going further make sure you download the latest firmware updates. Then downloa
How to convert MXF to MPEG2 files?
by Ned Miller 8 years ago
I have a three day job starting Monday where I shoot SD during the day and a foreign edit house has requested I upload the files encoded to MPEG2 on the hotel's internet. They requested the files in t
Re: How to convert MXF to MPEG2 files?
by Qpoiuy Woods 6 years ago
If you prefer to convert your MXF file to MPEG2, you may try this:http: www.bigasoft.com articles mxf-converter-convert-mxf-to-avi-mov-mp4-wmv.html Hope it can be helpful.
Artifacting and Noise on P2 HD Footage!
by Steve Alsip 8 years ago
I have a new AG-HPX300 and have been experimenting with some Green Screen stuff. I have shot using AVC100 24p and avc100 60p. With either one the footage is loaded with noise. A grainy, funky film lik
Re: Artifacting and Noise on P2 HD Footage!
by Ned Miller 8 years ago
I'd suggest you visit http: www.dvxuser.com there is a 300 forum there that addresses this issue. Apparently some 300 owners have experienced "out of the box" problems like this or little black dots.
Time Lapse/Pixelation Question/Challenge
by Ned Miller 8 years ago
A client has asked me to do a new visual style of instructional video that you've probably been seeing a lot of lately. They seem to be done by professional animator graphic artists. To see what I mea
Re: Time Lapse/Pixelation Question/Challenge
by John Fishback 8 years ago
This looks like Flash animation to me. You might try a post in the Flash forum. John MacPro 8-core 2.8GHz 8 GB RAM OS 10.5.8 QT7.6.4 Kona 3 Dual Cinema 23 ATI Radeon HD 3870, 24" TV-Logic Monitor, ATT
Can TAPELESS be used for litigation support video?
by Ned Miller 8 years ago
I am a DP with a HPX300 and will be filming a Day-in-the-Life cinema verite documentary this Thursday of an unfortunate child who is now totally paralyzed due to malpractice. I have done quite a few o
Re: Can TAPELESS be used for litigation support video?
by Ned Miller 8 years ago
Got the answer! From the folks at the Yahoo Legal Video Group, seems everyone who responded on this thread that a digital copy is just as good are correct, in civil litigation. Criminal it would be a
Stock Footage of Team Sports: Where to buy?
by Ned Miller 8 years ago
I am producing a corporate video where the theme is "teamwork" (yeah I know we've done this before...) But this client wants real teams and I know that I can't afford to buy NFL, NBA, etc. footage. Do
Re: Stock Footage of Team Sports: Where to buy?
by Jon Zanone 8 years ago
Big time sports have big time lawyers... Maybe there's a mid-major college team near you You can usually get to the sports info director a little easier and explain what you want... Jon Be curious, no
FPS rate for Fliqz compression, need HELP!
by Ned Miller 8 years ago
Hello, I am about to shoot Tuesday e-commerce videos of tight shots of jewelry on a slowly spinning turntable. My client uses a video web hosting service called FLIQZ where she sends them the QuickTim
Re: FPS rate for Fliqz compression, need HELP!
by Ned Miller 8 years ago
Wow thanks Keith! It's great a company rep is here to answer questions. I will shoot 30fps then. However, because I am shooting in HD I am forced to have a 16:9 ratio. I will have the sides cropped of
Preferred vehicle for SNOW COUNTRY Freelance DPs?
by Ned Miller 8 years ago
Ugh !!!! I have a Suburban for shooting and a Jeep for a personal run around vehicle and for talking head shoots. Lately the Sub needed: $3800 trans repairs, $200 shocks, $1200 crapped out AC, $300 br
Re: Preferred vehicle for SNOW COUNTRY Freelance DPs?
by Ken Zukin 8 years ago
Maybe you should consider a newer Suburban. Since gasoline costs aren't stopping you, it's probably a great time to buy something that's a couple years old with not too many miles, since families are
New cameras, and where are we headed?
by Erich Roland 8 years ago
I posted this over in the Panasonic HPX area a few days ago because it was mostly about Panasonic's P2 format. I thought it belongs over here also because it ask's the question of where both these com
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Re: New cameras, and where are we headed?
by Ned Miller 8 years ago
Hi Erich, Great job on tonight's PBS Nova Show on Black Holes in space! I'm looking to buy a new camera, very torn between which way to go and came across your anti P2 posts. Since HD came out I've be
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