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  • in reply to: Faster ways to ingest footage? #207854
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    If you're trying to get the cards offloaded and sent back into the field quickly, I think you might be stuck.

     

    But if you're just trying to get into editing faster, you may try Final Cut Pro X, which lets you start making edits while your video is still being ingested. I've used this for CF, SD and P2 media.

     

    Hope this helps,

    Andrew

    in reply to: Quick thoughts on the new Apple Mac Pro #207801
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    Re: 4K displays…

     

    Apple is hosting a suspicious Desktop Wallpaper for the new OS X Mavericks.

     

    The wallpaper is 5160 x 2880 pix, whch is just double the resolution of their current big screen.

     

    Hmmm…

     

    http://gizmodo.com/os-x-mavericks-wallpaper-could-mean-retina-imacs-and-ci-512977344

     

     

    -Andrew

    in reply to: Do’s an Don’ts in web video #207791
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    Do – Upload to YouTube (they have quite a large community).

     

    Don't – Upload only to YouTube. Pick another favorite destination, and upload there too. Hopefully it's a destination that's different… based on video player features, or a more niche viewing audience, or interactive features. Flickr, SmugMug, Vimeo, Animoto, iTunes and Socialcam come to mind.

     

    -Andrew

    in reply to: Are you using USB 3.0 for video editing? #198703
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    I am still not using USB 3.0 for video editing. But, is our newer USB 3.0 spec good for video editors?

    The jury still seems to be out. USB 3.0 surely is faster than USB 2.0, but no self-respecting video editor uses USB 2.0 for video editing, anyway.

    Here are two links:

    Helmut Kobler writes,

    “As I said earlier, USB3 performance is limited to the slowest device in your data chain. In this case, that’s the laptop’s slow internal bus and hard drive.”

    Doug Dixon writes,

    “…simple file copies in Windows Explorer with the drive connected via the ExpressCard USB 3.0 interface were around two to three times faster than connecting via the built-in USB 2.0 ports on the same laptop.”

    in reply to: Suggestions for Lavalier Wind Muffs #203099
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    Yeah, the “micro cats” have multiple layers last for a long time, though. I’ve made a half a dozen DIY furs. And while they’re always better than none at all, they don’t do the same job as a real fur windscreen.

    -Andrew

    in reply to: P2 Log & Transfer Issues using FCP 7 #202494
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    chandler,

    I’ve used this stuff for a while. I had this happen once in the last 6 years or so. Look up/google “repair lastclip.txt” . That’s what saved me.

    Also for future reference, it’s a really good idea not to trash the original memory card structure (on any brand/make/model) before you’ve sucessfully ingested the footage. And don’t worry– it’s difficult even to get some Pros to remember this 🙂

    -Andrew

    in reply to: Final Cut Pro versus Adobe Premiere Pro #201886
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    Final Cut Pro X is much more intuitive to use, IMHO.

    However, as your projects and skills progress, I’d reinvestigate your needs accordingly. Premiere Pro CS5.5 and other NLEs have some great features that you might want. And FCPX has some features that you may not want to live without! 🙂

    -Andrew

    in reply to: professionals Never Use stabilizer? #202491
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    I use the Optical Image Stabilization that my camera provides, on most hand-held shots. I never use the feature when shooting on a tripod. I never use it when also using a wide-angle adapter lens. And I sometimes use it along with a steadycam/glidecam. Hope this helps!

    Happy shooting,

    Andrew

    in reply to: Are you using USB 3.0 for video editing? #198702
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    Thanks Rob,

    I’l check out BlackMagic. I’m toying with the thought of adding USB3.0 to my MacBook Pro (with ExpressCard expansion slot).

    I guess the hunt is still on for detailed specs…

    in reply to: Project Management for Filmmakers #198632
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    Hi Jeremy,

    My favorite is Basecamp, though I regularly use Highrise and the Behance tool for online project management/collaboration. I’ve used Microsoft Project and Google Groups, though less frequently. Also, I’ve used and been trained in Workamajig, in a high-energy professional office, and I give it the lowest marks of the bunch. Even though it’s customizable, it’s very clunky and slow to respond, which makes it borderline unusable for film/video.

    Since I work with clients who have a variety of technical expertise, I have to stay flexible with the tools I use. In a collaborative environment especially, the “lowest common denominator” usually wins. From my experience, Basecamp too complex for about half of my clients. Google groups is in the ballpark with what clients like to sign on to, though it lacks features that filmmaker-to-filmmaker collaboration requires.

    It would be great to have a tool that’s easy to use, and easy to setup with clients.

    Hope this helps,

    Andrew

    in reply to: HVX200A easy questions #188893
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    cybor462,

    Having two chargers around is really handy. Not only can you charge twice as many batteries, you can also use one charger to power your camcorder while the 2nd charger powers up a battery.

    Since my chargers have removable power cords, I make sure to gaff tape them to avoid accidental trip ups.

    -Andrew

    in reply to: Why is Final Cut so popular? #192005
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    Not long ago, video editing was not done on a desktop computer. I wonder how long it will take us to get back to that point?

    -AB

    in reply to: P2-compact flash adaptor #188323
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    Nope. Maybe someday there will be an adapter, in the sameveinas the DualSystems Adapter. In the mean time, we are stuck with really durable memory cards that are much less expensive than HD tape. Besides P2 cards, the other option to record DVCPRO-HD is to use tape, and the least expensive model is the Panasonic HDX900 with a listing price of USD $26,500. Does P2 still sound expensive?

    I sometimes use a portable hard drive to record DVCPRO video instead of P2 cards. Hard drives with On-the-go (OTG) functionality will work in this way.

    -Andrew

    in reply to: Is a quad 2.5 GHz enough for HD? #183862
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    Jeff,

    Your question really depends on what flavor of HD video you need to edit.

    From my experience, highly compressed video like HDV and AVCHD tend to require more from the computer CPU. The higher the GHz number, the better video editing experience we’ll have. Less-compressed video like DVCPRO or Uncompressed video tend to require more from the computer Hard Drives and Memory. Faster Hard Drives like 7,200 RPM and 10,000 RPM work best, along with a fast connection like FireWire800 and eSata are more helpful than having a fast CPU.

    Happy Editing,

    Andrew

    in reply to: How Do You Archive P2 #183716
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    robgrauert,

    Go with DVD media if your video project is too rigorous for a hard drive. Ie: DVD media is still more resiliant than a spinning hard drive in my opinion.

    For most , though, archiving P2 media to a hard drive has been the answer.I use a new App called “ShotPut P2” from Imagine Products to send my video from a P2 volume to several hard drives at once. It never hurts to have your gold in several places 🙂

    http://www.imagineproducts.com/ShotPut_P2_Edition.html

    Luck,

    Andrew

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