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simon Morgan

Member Since:
January 21st 2007
113 Posts
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FCP recapture from AVCCAM
by simon Morgan 8 years ago
Wondering if anyone has re-captured footage from avccam before in a FCP 6 project I'm ingesting footage shot on my Af100 via log and transfer and notice that as I shoot new cards for a project and sta
Upgrading OS affects FCP and other apps?
by simon Morgan 9 years ago
Finally looking at upgrading from OS10.4.11 to OS10.5 (which I bought about 6 months ago)... just wondering if I should do an upgrade or a clean install. I'm running FCP 6.0.6 and adobe CS4 and a bunc
Re: Upgrading OS affects FCP and other apps?
by John Pale 9 years ago
For the "point" updates I don't. But going to 10.5 is a new OS. I would most certainly reinstall everything. Clone your existing drive first. If things go badly you can always go back.
720p jagged edges?
by simon Morgan 9 years ago
I'm trying to make a DVD from a DVCPRO HD 720p 23.98 timeline in DVD studio pro and the DVDs look terrible. Footage was shot 720p 23.98 on an HPX170. Basically the footage has jagged edges... I'm outp
Avid Upgrade
by simon Morgan 9 years ago
Currently running Media Composer v2.8 w Mojo SDI on Mac Pro.. OS 10.4.11. We're basically digitizing hundreds of DVCPRO HD tapes via SDI to 14:1 OMF for offline of a network show. Since they're shooti
Re: Avid Upgrade
by Matthew Kraft 9 years ago
Is the footage you are importing HD or SD If you are running it through clip browser and downconverting and exporting it from there to an SD clip, you may be able to see it. It also sounds like you're
Encore still buggy on MAC?
by simon Morgan 10 years ago
Looking to burn some great looking blu ray disks on my mac... comparable to menus I can create in DVD studio Pro. I have heard nightmare stories about Encore and MAC and wondered if it's any more stab
Re: Encore still buggy on MAC?
by Brent Dunn 10 years ago
I only have CS 3 on a Mac Pro. My biggest issue is my menu chapter's do not highlight half of the time when played in a DVD player. It previews fine. I even used the templates provided. I spent a mont
Best codec for Blu Ray
by simon Morgan 10 years ago
2 questions... Is there any better blu ray burning software for Mac than Toast Titanium What is the best codec to export HD movies from FCP I shoot in DVCPRO HD 720p 24 and AVC Intra 1080p 24 (convert
Re: Best codec for Blu Ray
by Ebony Butler 3 years ago
Hi guys, I am doing my head in trying to make blu ray copies of my film for festivals... I used compressor initially to reduce the size of my Prores 4444 master - using the blu ray video settings. But
P2 HD reconnecting problems
by simon Morgan 11 years ago
Cutting on Intel Dual 3Ghz, 7GB ram OS10.4.11 FCP 6.0.4 I had a drive die on me last week and so lost all of my capture scratch etc. I have recreated all of the quicktime files from the original P2 ca
Re: P2 HD reconnecting problems
by simon Morgan 11 years ago
Cool. Would that work with over 100 cards that we shot no problems Since I have made all the quicktime movies again and they all match up with the same names, shouldn't FCP then be able to match them
1200a 24p from HDX900
by simon Morgan 11 years ago
We're shooting a series on the HDX900 1080 24p (normal pulldown). I'm wondering if anyone knows if the 1200a deck will output a 24p signal via SD SDI (downconvert) to let AVID perform the pulldown and
Re: 1200a 24p from HDX900
by Noah Kadner 11 years ago
Hmm- don't think so... Noah Check out My My FCP Blog and my new RED Blog. Unlock the secrets of the DVX100, HVX200 and Apple Color. Now featuring the Sony EX1 Guidebook, DVD Studio Pro and How to Ligh
AVC-I users that are interested in delivering/editing DPX.
by Jeremy Garchow 11 years ago
WIth a free update from Panasonic, you can now export DPX files of your AVC-I material out of P2CMS for a Mac. Jeremy
Re: AVC-I users that are interested in delivering/editing DPX.
by simon Morgan 11 years ago
what is DPX And what does the plug in let you do exactly
Encore for Mac
by simon Morgan 11 years ago
Hey, just new to Encore... would love to burn blu rays thru encore... use Final Cut Studio... just wondering if you can buy encore for Mac as a stand alone package or if you need to buy the whole pack
Re: Encore for Mac
by walter biscardi 11 years ago
Jeff Bellune "Thank you, Walter. I mean that sincerely. " I'm generally not a ranter when it comes to products, but when a product fails after 12 months, I have to make sure others who plan to follow
3000 CAC lenses
by simon Morgan 11 years ago
Just in the process of purchasing a 3000... Just wondering if anyone is using a CAC lens (listed in the camera menu) with the 3000 I'm looking at getting one but just don't know if it's worth buying a
HPX2000 scene files set ups
by simon Morgan 11 years ago
Wondering if anyone has any nice scene file set ups for the HPX2000 I have shot with the 900 and have scene files from the 'Hi Def Camera Crew' HDX900 settings, but the 2000 doesn't read those scene f
Re: HPX2000 scene files set ups
by simon Morgan 11 years ago
s.morgan@shaw.ca is my email. Great if you could send me some.... really appreciate it.
HPX2000 ND filter question
by simon Morgan 11 years ago
wondering why the HPX2000 only has clear, 1 8 and 1 64 ND filters The HPX3000 has the usual set up and even the HPX500 has the 1 4, 1 16, 1 64... what's with the 2000 Am I missing something Any why no
Re: HPX2000 ND filter question
by Bryan DiCerb 11 years ago
That is my only gripe with the camera. I was really bummed when I saw that.
HPX 3000 vs 2000
by Laurie Turner 11 years ago
Besides the 3000 being Native 1920x 1080 and having 2.2 million pixel CCD, what are major difference between these two cameras Thanks =)
Re: HPX 3000 vs 2000
by simon Morgan 11 years ago
Just got my first look at the HPX2000 with AVC Intra card today... I must say the AVC intra makes the camera a lot cleaner. It does make nice pictures for sure, but it can't really compete with the HP
PAL HDV to NTSC
by simon Morgan 11 years ago
Have some HDCAM ftg shot in India in NTSC... but have HDV footage shot in Bangladesh that is in PAL... footage needs to be edited in the same project... wondering the best way to get HDV into my FCP s
Re: PAL HDV to NTSC
by simon Morgan 11 years ago
The frame rate is 50i... so 25fps... it's not progressive... does that make a difference Should I transcode it to 60i or change it to 23.98 still
P2 Log and Transfer
by simon Morgan 12 years ago
Running FCP 6.0.2 on Mac Pro 3.0Ghz... Everything is running great except log and transfer. When I connect my camera (HVX200) via firewire, the Mac sees the P2 card and mounts it on the desktop as 'no
Re: P2 Log and Transfer
by simon Morgan 12 years ago
I do have fxfactory installed, I don't have it on my other computers... that would make sense... I will update... thanks
Photoshop launching issues
by simon Morgan 12 years ago
Trying to launch photoshop and it just crashes... ran disk utility on my HD, that's OK... but photoshop just isn't responding... goes thru it's opening, then crashes out. Any suggestions
Re: Photoshop launching issues
by simon Morgan 12 years ago
Any idea on how to uninstall photoshop and reinstall from a version that I downloaded from directly from Adobe I have tried to uninstall using the Adobe uninstaller but it won't open. The problem I'm
capturing via Mojo SDI problems
by simon Morgan 12 years ago
Running Avid Xpress Pro 5.7.5 on intel Mac... OS 10.4.10. Trying to capture from a DVCPRO50 tape at 15:1s over Mojo SDI via SDI from Panasonic 1200a deck. Have been capturing on a project for a couple
Re: capturing via Mojo SDI problems
by simon Morgan 12 years ago
The raid isn't even close to full... and if I run a disk test on it, it is able to write and read over 220MB s which is plenty plenty fast I think. I have changed the mojo and deck over to my second A
Graphics Card problem???
by simon Morgan 12 years ago
Running Power PC G5 Dual 2.0 GHz w ATI radeon 9600xt and 3GB ram. Basically my monitor keeps going to black for a second... then back up... it is intermittent, but is very annoying. Have 2 samsung Syn
xpress pro 5.7.5 & OS 10.4.10 upgrade
by simon Morgan 12 years ago
Have xpress pro v 5.7 on my MacPro with OS 10.4.8. Read about all the problems with OS 10.4.10 so I haven't upgraded my OS yet. Now I hear that the 5.7.5 update works just fine on OS 10.4.10... Is it
Re: xpress pro 5.7.5 & OS 10.4.10 upgrade
by Jon Zanone 12 years ago
Here's the 'official' Avid Mac spec sheet: http: www.avid.com products xpresspro qualified_mac_workstations.pdf 10.4.10 is the latest OS version supported. Jon"So you want to throw out the old you - b
blackburst generator hook up
by simon Morgan 12 years ago
how do I properly configure my blackburst generator with my 1200a deck & avid mojo I have the blackburst generator running out to the mojo (thru the ref in breakout cable, and the deck going in SDI. A
Re: blackburst generator hook up
by simon Morgan 12 years ago
erik... thanks for the advice... it seems to work just fine... no more warning... only thing is the ref light on the front of the mojo doesn't light up... but that shouldn't be a problem should it
video sync probs w/xpress
by simon Morgan 12 years ago
capturing from DVCPRO 50 tape (capturing at 15:1s) over SDI from Panasonic 1200a deck into mojo in xpress pro 5.7 on a macpro. Running v 10.4.8 of OS. Can see video and audio fine... no probs... every
Re: video sync probs w/xpress
by simon Morgan 12 years ago
how do I need to have the blackburst generator hooked up I tried taking black out of the generator into the deck... that just confuses the avid, and it doesn't see the video... Then I tried hooking up
Mojo SDI deck control for Mac
by simon Morgan 12 years ago
Not new to avid... just new to xpress pro and mojo... used to cutting on adrenaline & older composer symphony. Just wondering where I need to go to get deck control (RS422) adapter for Xpress Pro 5.7
Re: Mojo SDI deck control for Mac
by Flake Shaw IV 12 years ago
One option (the only one I know of) is to get a Keyspan Twin Serial Adapter, averages around $80: http: www.keyspan.com products usa28xg homepage.spml That will give you two RS422 ports in a single US
Mac Pro bug problems
by simon Morgan 12 years ago
Running OS v 10.4.10... on Mac Pro 2x3Ghz dual core intel... 7 GB memory... Having lots of bug problems starting this morning... Working in Final Cut 6 and Motion 3 seems to work OK, but is a little b
Re: Mac Pro bug problems
by 12 years ago
have you repaired disk permissions and run software updates
Kona LH and FCP 6.0 probs
by simon Morgan 12 years ago
Just installed a sonnet PCIe SATA card in slot 4 in my Mac Pro 3.0... have Kona LH in slot 2 and when I am watching video back in my external monitor the video is lagging further and further behind th
Re: Kona LH and FCP 6.0 probs
by simon Morgan 12 years ago
yep... switched it to option 2 and it fixed the problem... thanks for the help.
Motion 23.98 project
by simon Morgan 12 years ago
Shot a project DVCPROHD 23.98... doing some opening gfx with bumpers etc and having troubles with the text in Motion. Basically when we scale the text it's very jittery as it grows... Not sure which s
RAID speeds
by simon Morgan 13 years ago
I have 2 x 4 SATA Raid arrays striped with Softraid, which is hooked up to my Dual 2.0 G5... I wanted to find out what my read and write speeds were for an upcoming online, so I ran Kona testchecker u
Re: RAID speeds
by simon Morgan 13 years ago
Bob... I did as you told me and re-initialized the disks separately... here is how my 4 drives read 1 - 61.6 mb s write, 64 mb s read 2 - 56.4 mb s write, 56 mb s read 3 - 57.3 mb s write, 58.2 mb s r
HDSDI output problems
by simon Morgan 13 years ago
I am trying to output 1080i DVCPROHD footage thru my Kona LH card via HDSDI from Final Cut Pro to a Panasonic 1200a deck. I know this is a simple process via firewire, which I have no problems doing.
Re: HDSDI output problems
by simon Morgan 13 years ago
'if you want to edit to tape via HD-SDI, use the AJA Kona Easy Setup for the DVCPro HD format you're editing with. Then go into Device Settings and change that to DVCPro HD Firewire instead of RS-422.
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