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rand courtney

Member Since:
August 28th 2010
30 Posts
editing while client sits in remotely?
by rand courtney 4 years ago
Hi guys - I have a client who wants to be in on all the editing sessions but sometimes he can't physically be there so instead I use Skype to share my screen or talk with him. This works out ok but I
Re: editing while client sits in remotely?
by rand courtney 4 years ago
and if cost isnt an issue
Overlaying images in Epic
by rand courtney 4 years ago
Hi there - I have a project where I am un-archiving some 50 year old photos of an airplane factory. I have captured these old images in high res digital and would love to overlay those images to new f
Re: Overlaying images in Epic
by Eric Santiago 4 years ago
I didnt read your post correct and now I have the same task in hand. For me, I will setup my Scarlet dead on straight to a display and shoot the preview to use as a template on the set. I need to matc
fcp 7 not opening
by rand courtney 6 years ago
I looked around and didnt find an answer for this so maybe someone can help me please. I was cleaning house and was removing some applications I didnt use anymore and I accidentally deleted soundtrack
Re: fcp 7 not opening
by Steve Eisen 6 years ago
There is nothing you can do without the original discs. It is always recommended to make disc images. It saves a lot of time when you need to do a reinstall. Can I assume that you do not have your ser
2 editors working on same project
by rand courtney 6 years ago
I haven't ever tried this before but I have a big project coming up where 2 editors i am hiring are required to edit 125, 3 minute videos. I want one editor to handle videos 1-75 and the other to edit
Re: 2 editors working on same project
by rand courtney 6 years ago
Yes, thanks for saying that Tony. I was actually pretty shocked and upset by Mark's response. I typically don't like to be patronized and made fool of but i wasn't going to say anything. I maybe thoug
scratch disk issues
by rand courtney 7 years ago
For no apparent reason my scratch disks have started to act very peculiar. I am using a few G-Drives daisy chained together all with different projects on them. Today when I was working on a project i
Re: scratch disk issues
by rand courtney 7 years ago
I plugged in only the hard drive I needed for the project I was working on and then in sharing permissions I checked off "apply to enclosed contents" and that fixed everything.
Zooming in on newspaper effect
by rand courtney 7 years ago
Hi there - I have an effect that I am trying to accomplish and I am a little stuck. I have an image of pavement. I have a separate image of a newspaper on top of that. Next to the lead story on the fr
Re: Zooming in on newspaper effect
by Walter Soyka 7 years ago
I see three options. The first is parenting link , as Chris described. The second is precomposing link and collapsing transformations link . The third is to use 3D layers link , which has the added ad
footage dimensions
by rand courtney 7 years ago
I am working on some promotional teasers for a show that I already edited. I am taking segments of the show from the original edit (which was using cameras with different HD sizes 1920x1080 and 1080x7
Re: footage dimensions
by rand courtney 7 years ago
I am sorry but neither of those options worked. I dont get it because when I pull in 5d footage it looks just fine, if I pull in 720p footage first before anything else it snaps to that format accordi
check hours of useage
by rand courtney 8 years ago
How do I check how many hours I have used on my HPX170
Re: check hours of useage
by Adrian Jans 8 years ago
Menu Other Functions (bottom of list)
FCP log and transfer
by rand courtney 8 years ago
I have been using FCP for years and this is the first time I have experienced this problem with the log and transfer option. I am importing footage taken from a panny HPX170 as usual into FCP 7 and it
Re: FCP log and transfer
by rand courtney 8 years ago
Ok so I was able to load the data back onto the P2 cards using the USB option and then tried "repair" in the menu but the repair option wasn't highlighted as an option for those damaged clips. I was s
p2 card debacle
by rand courtney 8 years ago
I have been using FCP for years and this is the first time I have experienced this problem with the log and transfer option. I am importing footage taken from a panny HPX170 as usual into FCP 7 and it
Re: p2 card debacle
by rand courtney 8 years ago
Thanks Chris - Do you happen to have a link to the appropriate version I searched for it on my own, downloaded and installed and it kept crashing. Maybe I found the wrong one or an old one.... rand
Need videographer who lives in Fiji
by rand courtney 8 years ago
Hi - I am looking to hire a videographer who lives within Fiji to help film a reality television show. The dates are March 6, 7 and 8 of 2011 Having your own gear would be a plus, preferably a 5d or 7
Re: Need videographer who lives in Fiji
by Tony Silva 8 years ago
I've got a camera and am willing to be sent to Fiji :)
p2 issues
by rand courtney 8 years ago
Hi there - I was just hired on a very large gig to shoot a reality tv show using my HPX170 using P2 cards. I have always just logged and transferred into FCP and that was fine for me because most of m
Re: p2 issues
by Shane Ross 8 years ago
Jayasri Hart "The colorspace for DVCPro HD is 4:2:0, right, rather than 4:2:2 (or 4:4:4 as in HQ) as well as being 8-bit " Half right. It is 4:2:2...but 8-bit. Still, going to 10-bit doesn't gain you
converting to 16:9 in post
by rand courtney 8 years ago
I stupidly shot 480i video for a friend but forgot to select the squeeze mode and now I have 4:3 aspect ratio. She wanted 16:9. Is there some way I can convert the footage I shot into decent looking 1
Re: converting to 16:9 in post
by Michael Sacci 8 years ago
You have to do a center crop of the image, so you are zooming in 133%. There will be a quality hit. For best quality I would do this in Compressor. Frames Control: On Resize Filter: Best Geometry: Sou
Panasonic releasing camera with Cannon lens option?
by rand courtney 8 years ago
A producer on set today was whispering about Panasonic releasing a cross between the HVX and the 5D, something with interchangeable lenses that was priced around the same as the HVX. I looked all over
Re: Panasonic releasing camera with Cannon lens option?
by rand courtney 8 years ago
That's awesome! I didn't read if the lenses would be Panasonic brands or Cannon or Nikon... I hope Cannon. Anyone know
solutions to compression
by rand courtney 8 years ago
hi there - I have been reading and learning from this site for many years and have always found the answers I needed with the exception of compression. So, thank you for dealing with my ignorance. :)
Re: solutions to compression
by Chris Blair 8 years ago
Virtually all compression programs have options with most of the codecs to compress to a certain size or MB sec data rate. It's simple math from there to get to the file size you need. If you have a 6
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