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paul nevison

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October 8th 2002
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Prelude and dual system audio - Kevin Monahan???
by paul nevison 7 years ago
Hi Kevin and or others Does the current release of Prelude support dual system audio So far I can't see a way to work with clips with the second system audio merged. Am I missing something or is this
Re: Prelude and dual system audio - Kevin Monahan???
by Jun Stinson 6 years ago
I'm trying to sync audio and 5d footage in Premiere, and export so I can work with the footage in Prelude. Any suggestions on the best export settings to maintain top image quality. I plan on bringing
How to copy and paste clip selections using IN and Out points
by paul nevison 7 years ago
Hey there just switched to PP Cs6 this week..liking it so far... Have a question regarding copy and pasting clip selections Is there a way to copy and paste sections of clips on a sequence using IN an
Re: How to copy and paste clip selections using IN and Out points
by paul nevison 7 years ago
Thanks so much for the tip!! Macpro Dual core 3Ghz 8GB RAM OS 10.6.4 QT 7.6.6 FCP 7.0.3 AE CS4 BMD Decklink HD Extreme 6.6 PAL Land
Converting 1920x1080 25p Prores LT to NTSC SD
by paul nevison 10 years ago
Hey all just looking to convert my ProRes LT 1920x1080 25p clip to a format I can then turn into an NTSC SD DVD. I'm looking at the presets in Compressor and wondering whether to go 10 Bit Uncompresse
Re: Converting 1920x1080 25p Prores LT to NTSC SD
by paul nevison 9 years ago
thanks John using the "good" settings seemed to do the trick. In future for productions that will be shown in both PAL and NTSC lands is it better to just shoot in 24p for ultimate compatibility Macpr
Not all easy set ups showing up
by paul nevison 10 years ago
Hey there just noticed that when using the easy set ups not all of the options are available...in particular Prores LT 1920x1080 25p all the easy set ups can be found in Mac HD Library application sup
Re: Not all easy set ups showing up
by paul nevison 9 years ago
hey Jeremy yeah there is not even a 1080i 25 option...in fact there aren't any 25fps options at all. I've selected "all formats" and "all frame rates" and none of the useful easy set ups show up. I'm
"Cannot play black movie" warning on 7D
by paul nevison 10 years ago
Hi there had my 7D for about 3 weeks and just today i have had an issue where the camera is shooting video fine but when going to playback mode the lcd shows a small thumbnail of the clip and says "ca
Re: "Cannot play black movie" warning on 7D
by paul nevison 10 years ago
Hey Doug the cards I'm using are Sandisk extreme 60mb s UDMA...so quite fast and not cheap. The issue seems intermittent...I've formatted all 3 cards in the camera and had the corrupted files occur on
ways to reduce banding?
by paul nevison 12 years ago
working on a project and experiencing some pretty yuck banding issues, particularly with gradients and DOF blur. i was in a 16bit comp and moving to 32bit has had very little if any impact on the visu
Re: ways to reduce banding?
by paul nevison 12 years ago
thanks for the detailed reply. I'm looking at the output on both my apple 23" cinema display as well as broadcast monitor and the banding is apparent in both. the final deliverable will be SD dvd and
improving RAM previews
by paul nevison 12 years ago
My Ram previews seem to have gone a little south. I can only get a few seconds worth of preview at either full or half rez....it improves in third and quarter rez but still not stellar! i dont think i
Re: improving RAM previews
by paul nevison 12 years ago
thanks a lot folks....didn't know about purging the cache but that seems to have helped performance a lot. nice tip on the resizing of a precomp! thanks Macpro Duel core 3Ghz 4.0G RAM OS 10.4.11 QT 7.
animating a mask?
by paul nevison 12 years ago
Hey I have created a mask around a person's face and basically want to animate that mask as the person moves in the frame (rotoscope) how do i actually create keyframes for each of the points on the m
Re: animating a mask?
by paul nevison 12 years ago
thanks for the responses. I probably didnt explain myself that well, but i figured out what I wanted to do, which was to animate the individual vertices over time....found I could adjust those with th
animating a mask?
by paul nevison 12 years ago
solved my own question thanks to the command key!
RAM preview fails
by paul nevison 12 years ago
Hey there I have a 35 sec comp with a 3D camera orbiting around the scene. when i try to ram preview the comp it works up until around 20sec and then stops playing back the comp from the first frame.
Re: RAM preview fails
by paul nevison 12 years ago
yeah lower rez seems to working ok. i assume you assign more ram in the memory and cache settings menu. it is currently set at 120% = 3.0GB max ram cache size is 60% = 1.8GB disk cache is disabled. do
letterbox on output?
by paul nevison 12 years ago
Hey there cutting in an anamorphic PAL DVCPRO 50 sequence in FCP 6.01 and i want my monitor to display my sequence letterboxed (as my monitor is 4:3 only). as i recall in my old decklink extreme prefs
Re: letterbox on output?
by paul nevison 12 years ago
thanks Kristian i actually need to cut in an anamorphic sequence, but wanted to letterbox my 16:9 seq 'on the fly', via the decklink HD card, as the old sony monitor im using appears to be 4:3 only. I
letter box on output?
by paul nevison 12 years ago
Hey there cutting in an anamorphic PAL DVCPRO 50 sequence in FCP 6.01 and i want my monitor to display my sequence letterboxed (as my monitor is 4:3 only). as i recall in my old decklink extreme prefs
which slot to install BM HD extreme?
by paul nevison 12 years ago
Hey just installing a new Decklink HD extreme card in a new Macpro quad 3ghz which slot should the card go in Graphics card is in slot 1 and the other three are currently empty. eventually a FC card w
Re: which slot to install BM HD extreme?
by paul nevison 12 years ago
thanks Dan, one other thing is the breakout cable on your Decklink HD extreme ridiculously short on my previous Decklink SD card it came with a long breakout cable. This one is so short it's virtually
HDMI deck control with an intensity card?
by paul nevison 13 years ago
when capturing from an HDMI enabled deck via an intensity card do you have full deck control thanks
Re: HDMI deck control with an intensity card?
by Geoff Addis 13 years ago
Yes on both counts! Bringing in HDV via fire results in separate clips that I now convert as you suggested; the only problem is the extra time that it takes! If I use Intensity Pro to convert to ProRe
flicker 3d light expression
by paul nevison 13 years ago
hey i want to randomise the intensity of a light in my comp. can someone suggest an expression to do this..wiggle perhaps. new to expressions so sorry to ask something that is probably really basic. t
Re: flicker 3d light expression
by paul nevison 13 years ago
thanks for that do i cut and paste after alt clicking the stopwatch for the intensity property G5 DP 2.0 (Power PC) 4.0G RAM OS 10.4.8 QT 7.1.3 FCP 5.1.2 BMD Decklink Extreme 6.0 PAL Land
Jaggie Graphics and XDCAM HD HQ 35 FCP sequences?
by paul nevison 13 years ago
hey there, with the colour space of XDCAM HD being 4:2:0 does that mean that any XDCAM HD 35mbs sequences will have issues with jaggies on graphics as per DV timelines thanks G5 DP 2.0 (Power PC) 4.0G
Re: Jaggie Graphics and XDCAM HD HQ 35 FCP sequences?
by paul nevison 13 years ago
hey Nate, are you refering to cutting in a 4:2:0 sequence for the cut, then copying adding graphics and rerendering in an uncompressed sequence G5 DP 2.0 (Power PC) 4.0G RAM OS 10.4.8 QT 7.1.3 FCP 5.1
LCD field monitor
by paul nevison 13 years ago
hey guys can anyone recommend a good LCD field monitor for use with cameras such as the Sony XDCAM HD 350 would need to be battery and mains operated....and portable. G5 DP 2.0 (Power PC) 4.0G RAM OS
Re: LCD field monitor
by paul nevison 13 years ago
Hey guys thanks for the responses. I don't think i was clear enough in my initial post. I'm actually looking for a field monitor as opposed to a studio monior. something small, handheld, battery power
price difference between Kona LH and Kona 3X?
by paul nevison 13 years ago
are the prices for the Kona 3X out yet what is the price difference between the two cards considering the extra functionality you get from the 3X card G5 DP 2.0 (Power PC) 4.0G RAM OS 10.4.8 QT 7.1.3
Re: price difference between Kona LH and Kona 3X? (more info)
by AJA Sales Department 13 years ago
Hi, I also should have mentioned the differences. KONA 3X 3 includes features not found on the KONA LH, such as: - 10-bit hardware-based SD-to-HD Up-conversion. - 10-bit hardware-based HD-to-HD Cross-
Kona LH and XDCAM HD monitoring
by paul nevison 13 years ago
i posted this in the FCP forum by mistake. It is probably more applicable here. so it looks like we are going to go with XDCAM HD as our new aquisition format. it all looks and sounds great. just a fe
Re: Kona LH and XDCAM HD monitoring
by gary adcock 13 years ago
paulos "how are you monitoring your edits...i assume that as it's Mpeg Long GOP, FCP can't output to my broadcast monitor as per the limitations it has with HDV " Correct but the Kona LH card will al
2/3 lens adapter
by paul nevison 13 years ago
hey can someone explain the pros and cons of using 2 3 HD lenses on the 350 using the adaptor. i'm an editor not a shooter so basic explanation will be fine :-) thanks G5 DP 2.0 (Power PC) 4.0G RAM OS
Re: 2/3 lens adapter
by IC Media 13 years ago
I have the 2 3" lens adapter on my F350 and I use the Canon HJ11eX4.7B IRSE wide angle lens as my main lens. I need a wide lens for much of what I shoot and I almost never need to shoot real long. I d
if it was your money which camera would you buy?
by paul nevison 13 years ago
hey guys, well I'm in the enviable position of recommending a new, mid to high end HD camera purchase, for our organisation. It's great, but it's a lot of money and I really need to get this right. we
Re: if it was your money which camera would you buy?
by paul nevison 13 years ago
Thanks guys for all your words of wisdom, it is much appreciated. it feels like it's been a difficult time to buy for the last 2 years with the shifting sands of the transition to HD and all the compe
transcode XDCAM HD to DVCPRO HD (and the 2/3 inch XDCAM HD)
by paul nevison 13 years ago
I know what I'm proposing might just be crazy talk. But considering that XDCAM HD is a higher rate of HDV, is it an appropriate or even doable workflow to capture the files and convert to DVCPRO HD to
Re: transcode XDCAM HD to DVCPRO HD (and the 2/3 inch XDCAM HD)
by Nate Weaver 13 years ago
Credence as in, it was so low that they decided it needed fixing and that has been one of the reasons the camera has been delayed. Honestly, it doesn't matter. They're saying what it is now, so it sur
Audition channel separation Function
by paul nevison 13 years ago
hey there I recently saw a demo of Audition and there was a function that seemed to be able to separate out the different tracks in a premixed track ie in a mixed song this function was able to isolat
Re: Audition channel separation Function
by Durin Gleaves 13 years ago
The Center Channel Extractor does an okay job, but it is limited depending on how the song was mixed. You may also want to try using the Spectral Frequency display, or the Pan display modes to help de
does such a camera exist?
by paul nevison 13 years ago
hey guys after some collective wisdom on wether a camera exists for the following applications. We need a production camera HD SD switchable for doco's, music videos and short form programmes etc but
Re: does such a camera exist?
by paul nevison 13 years ago
thanks dave, i will drop you a line
Multibridge pro or Kona?
by philsmy 13 years ago
I know this is probably a ridiculous question, but I have to ask. I have been tasked with setting up a new edit suite. We have a nicely specced macPro. Almost all of our work is HDV or HD. But I am no
Re: Multibridge pro or Kona?
by paul nevison 13 years ago
if you do a search plenty of threads should come up on this topic both on this forum and the AJA and FCP forums. As for Bob, guess he just didn't get his morning coffee yet :-) G5 DP 2.0 (Power PC) 4.
out of sync on my external monitor
by paul nevison 13 years ago
i've just encountered a problem where my external monitor is out of sync with the canvas in FCP. it's about 10-12 frames out. I havn't done anything different that I can think of. I am monitoring via
Re: out of sync on my external monitor
by Rapscallion 12 years ago
Hello Paulos...did you ever solve this issue Please let me know how you handled it. Thanks! ...wishing the best...from the void...jpr...
carnets for the third world?
by paul nevison 13 years ago
Hey there, a question for the camera guys that travel internationally. I am based in the UK am heading out to India and Uganda in January to film the work of some childrens charities in both places fo
Re: carnets for the third world?
by Dick Lague 13 years ago
I went the full route on Carnets for a trip to Poland. Everything listed and accounted for. Paid big money for Carnet and insurance. Carnet people gave me some bum advice. We had an early flight out o
3d dust effect in particular?
by paul nevison 13 years ago
hey there can someone point me towards a tutorial or some pointers on how to create a dust cloud that exapands and contracts as the camera spins around and through the cloud. basically recreating the
Re: 3d dust effect in particular?
by Mylenium 13 years ago
Don't know the particular clip in question, but for such a setup you'd use custom particles with very low opacity. Some sort of fractal puff created using Fractal Noise wit ha feathered edge mask. For
the truth about XDCAM
by paul nevison 13 years ago
hey so it's an odd time to be thinking of a new aquisition format as there are many competing technologies out there at the moment, P2, HDV, HDCAM etc... and who knows who will come out the winner. so
Re: the truth about XDCAM - post production??
by paul nevison 13 years ago
so after a bit more online research it seems from an asthetic point of view the XDCAM HD cameras take some pretty nice images and the 35mbs recording explains some of the 'pop' behind the pixels. the
hardware mpeg2 encoder advice?
by paul nevison 13 years ago
hey there we do a lot of MPEG2 encoding for our weekly output to our media server. Currently we are using Cleaner 6 for this task. I have recently heard on the boards about real time MPEG2 conversion
Re: hardware mpeg2 encoder advice?
by George Wing 13 years ago
If you ar eencoding a video that is already on your computer, then given today's powerful machines, there are software encoders that can encode much faster than realtime (might depend on the codec of
Workflow with an Assistant editor
by paul nevison 13 years ago
hey there, I'm usually cutting on my own but recently have been lucky enough to have an assistant to digitize and organise my footage. This is a new workflow for me and while it saves a whole lot of t
Re: Workflow with an Assistant editor
by Chris Bové 13 years ago
Recently I've been getting away from the need to see everything as it comes in. I've jumped with both feet into the "scene card" process illustrated on page 140 in Murch's "Behind the Seen" book. If
setting default applications
by paul nevison 13 years ago
hey there where can I set up which are the default applications to open certain file types. Since installing After Effects 7, every file is now trying to be opened by after effects. thanks for any hel
Re: setting default applications - more weirdness
by paul nevison 13 years ago
now something strange. AE7 is now no longer the default to open movies...that has now become quicktime, this after changing default in the get info window (for some reason this time it worked) but now
ETA on FCP 5.1.2 support for Decklink Extreme PCI X
by paul nevison 14 years ago
hey guys any ETA on support for the latest software config from apple with Decklink Extremem PCI X FCP 5.1.2 QT 7.1.3 G5 DP 2.0 (Power PC) 4.0G RAM OS 10.4.7 QT 7.1.2 FCP 5.1.1 BMD Decklink Extreme 5.
Re: ETA on FCP 5.1.2 support for Decklink Extreme PCI X
by Kristian Lam 13 years ago
Hi Jo, When you're getting this problem with Final Cut Pro and deck control, is this also happening with Blackmagic Deck Control Can you also contact me offline at support at blackmagic-design.com v5.
icon corruption is my mac about to crash out?
by paul nevison 14 years ago
Hey there having an intermitent issue where the icons in the finder window are becoming corrupted and in some cases flickering...often i will open the finder and all the icons will be plain white doc
BCC 4 and FCP5.1.1
by paul nevison 14 years ago
can anyone tell me if BCC 4 is qualified to run on FCP 5.1.1 and 10.4.7 im having lots of crashes when applying BCC filers since upgrading to 5.1.1 thanks G5 DP 2.0 4.0G RAM OS 10.4.6 QT 7.1.1 FCP 5.0
Re: BCC 4 and FCP5.1.1
by Tim Langston 14 years ago
That is what I'm running, although I had to uninstall BCC 4 and reinstall. That helped with my problems. Watch out for deleting FCP prefs, so far everytime I've done so I had to go back and reinstall
Is there a FW ext hard drive option yet instead of using P2?
by Blub06 14 years ago
Has any company yet released an external hard drive that can record all flavors of the HVX-200 output Is there one due this year Chris
Re: Is there a FW ext hard drive option yet instead of using P2?
by paul nevison 14 years ago
not to be unkind but that cineporter is a BRICK! reminds me of the old says of having the tube camera on one shoulder and the record module slung over the other....oh yes its one step forward and two
registering motion 2 as a part of FCS - how to get the free filters?
by paul nevison 14 years ago
hey there, just trying to register Motion 2 as part of FCS. I have a need for the underwater filter that comes as a free registering incentive. when I try to register motion 2 it doesnt want to recog
Re: registering motion 2 as a part of FCS - how to get the free filters?
by paul nevison 14 years ago
thanks for that....:-) G5 DP 2.0 4.0G RAM OS 10.4.6 QT 7.0.4 FCP 5.0.4 BMD Decklink Extreme 5.5.1 PAL Land
How do I use this camera in HD when I need to record 40h?
by richard ladkani 14 years ago
Hi there I am prepping for a documentary with a 5 week shoot in the US and Asia and I would like to use this camera as I love its predecessor. This doc has to be HD for sales reasons and will also go
Re: How do I use this camera in HD when I need to record 40h?
by paul nevison 14 years ago
Hey Richard, other than extra drive or P2 space there isnt a whole lot you can do...welcome to tapeless workflow :-0 by the way just checked out your site - you have done some fantastic work....the de
firestore durability and the HVX - opinions?
by paul nevison 14 years ago
Hey there, looking at the HVX and firestore for a "gun and run" style doco shoot. The P2 cards won't really cut it for this kind of project, the record times are way too short, so it looks like the fi
Re: firestore durability and the HVX - opinions?
by Brian FitzGerald 14 years ago
paul nevison "looking at the HVX and firestore for a "gun and run" style doco shoot." I have a 200 and like it a lot but am also somewhat hamstrung by the short recording time on my 2 x 4gig P2 cards
Welcome Shane From Outside USA
by Tim Maloney 14 years ago
Hi Shane, From the string of warm welcome notes below we can see that you are well connected in the FCP space. Can we welcome you to the nightmare on this forum of our Varicam P2 HVX FCP nightmare in
Re: Welcome Shane From Outside USA - thanks
by paul nevison 14 years ago
thanks Ron + Jan, I guess we have all heard of hug a tree...how bout next NAB you get buttons made up that say "hug a PAL user"....We would appreciate the love from you NTSC cats :-) G5 DP 2.0 4.0G R
booting from install disks?
by paul nevison 14 years ago
hey there, had an issue when i tried to update mac to 10.4.5...at the end of the install got the message saying that an error had occurred and that i should try reinstalling the software. I restarted
Re: booting from install disks? progress so far
by paul nevison 14 years ago
after several attempts the install off the disk option allowed me to install osx on my second internal drive. this allows me to see the problem drive and i can copy the files from it to my second int
Poor Motion Performance with pretty good graphics card??
by paul nevison 14 years ago
hey there, recently upgraded the graphics card in one of our DP 2.0 machines to an ATI 800XT. I assumed that this would make motion fly like a big round tomato!! unfortunately I seem to be only gettin
Re: Poor Motion Performance with pretty good graphics card??
by paul nevison 14 years ago
thanks for the pointers guys....i did have external video selected via my decklink extreme card....however i couldnt acutally get it to output to my monitor! turning it off did help....though i would
UK HVX200 Pricelist - Jan?
by paul nevison 14 years ago
hey there, can someone point me towards where i can find price listings for the HVX200 and associated P2 cards etc.... I cant seem to find any info anywhere and I've heard nothing from Panasonic here
Motion Workflow question
by paul nevison 14 years ago
hey there sorry if this is a bit basic...but is this the correct workflow for motion (using the roundtrip method) make export a reference movie of the section of a sequence that needs work in motion.
Re: Motion Workflow question
by paul nevison 14 years ago
found the handy workflow mini manual - which explained a few things. though it says that I can "send to" any items i highlight in the sequence that doesnt seem to work as i get an operation not allowe
BCC 2.0 and tiger
by paul nevison 14 years ago
hey will BCC 2.0 work with tiger or do i need to upgrade thanks
Re: BCC 2.0 and tiger
by paul nevison 14 years ago
so far BCC 2.0 is working fine under tiger... G5 DP 2.0 2.0G RAM OS 10.4.2 QT 7.0.3 FCP 5.0.3 BMD Decklink Extreme
PCI Express the way of the future
by paul nevison 14 years ago
hey there guys, what are your opinions on PCI express as the way of the future and how does that place the Kona 2 in the next 3-4years. I know technology moves fast and years are a lifetime in the tec
Re: apology to bob
by paul nevison 14 years ago
hey walter, not to make you feel bad or anything, but i pretty much went cinewave on your glowing reccomendation......that was in the january before that fateful NAB when you then made your prognosis
Kona 2 vs Decklink
by paul nevison 14 years ago
hey there, trying to wade through al the marketing hype surrounding both of these great products. is there a blow for blow comparison of the Kona 2 and the decklink equivilent so far it seems blackmag
Re: Kona 2 vs Decklink
by paul nevison 14 years ago
hey guys I appreciate the time you take to offer your learned opinions, it's always great to hear from users as opposed to wading through the sales hype. Walter i know you have already answered this o
sapphire plugins freak out boris red renders
by paul nevison 15 years ago
hey there when i apply sapphire plugins to my boris comps they look fine in the canvas but once i render i get large 'cartoonish' colour rings around the objects that have had filters applied to them.
Boris at lafcpug, July 27
by Michael Horton 15 years ago
It will be "Boris and the Duck Night" at the next meeting of the LA Final Cut Pro User Group, (lafcpug) Wednesday July 27 beginning at 6:45PM at the Gallery Theater in East Hollywood CA. Scheduled to
Re: Boris at lafcpug, July 27
by paul nevison 15 years ago
guess not :-) G5 DP 2.0 2.0G RAM OS 10.3.8 QT 6.5.2 FCP HD 4.5 CineWave 4.7 Cinewave RT Pro Pro Digital Plus & Pro Analogue BOB
cinewave transition to kona 2 help
by paul nevison 15 years ago
hey there all you ex cinewavers now migrating to kona what is likely to happen when i open projects completed in cinewave on a kona 2 system at best I'm thinking i will just have to re-render, but i h
Re: cinewave transition to kona 2 help
by walter biscardi 15 years ago
I haven't tried it yet, but I thought the folks at AJA said the 2YUV (or is it YUV2) codec would allow playback of CineWave captured material. So you would set up your sequences to play back in that c
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