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  • Michael Buday

    February 16, 2007 at 6:19 am

    On my system, both codecs seem to be the same unless I’m missing something. I haven’t seen a codec listed that says “Apple uncompressed 10-bit 4:22”.

    Should I see one listed?

    Thanks.

    Michael

  • Michael Buday

    October 16, 2006 at 6:37 am

    Paris,

    You can change the FIELD DOMINANCE in the browser for all your captured clips:

    – select all the desired clips
    – find the FIELD DOMINANCE heading
    – right-click against one of the selected clips on the field dominance
    – select NONE

    That’s it. This only changes the setting for the clips, not the SEQ. You’ll need to set the SEQ to NONE as well. Once they match, there should be no need to render these clips.

    Michael Buday

  • Michael Buday

    August 25, 2006 at 1:48 pm

    Make sure that you designate the proper height and width for the movie you wish to export. For example, I’m currently cutting material that was shot 16:9 anamorphic on Digibeta, but since it’s NTSC, it’s native screen dimensions are 720 x 480. In order to properly export a widescreen version in QT, I set the dimensions to 720 x 405, which reduces the vertical height to the correct aspect ratio for anamorphic SD material.

    Incidentally, if you have QuickTime Pro, you don’t have to re-export your movies to achieve the correct dimensions, just:

    – Open the movie(s) in QTPRO
    – Open the WINDOWS–>MOVIE PROPERTIES menu
    – Select the VIDEO track
    – Click the VISUAL SETTINGS tab
    – Change the CURRENT SIZE settings to the correct dimensions (uncheck PRESERVE ASPECT RATIO) and re-save the file

    Michael Buday

  • Michael Buday

    August 16, 2006 at 4:57 am

    >>That’s all nice and fine in Sony’s little machine until you export an EDL<< Exporting an EDL is a problem for any system that encounters overlapping or non-ascending TC breaks during capture. Even if each break is captured as a separate clip, it's going to present the same problem. If you're exporting an EDL to a linear system (or an NLE), cueing tapes with TC breaks as I outlined is going to be a problem for any RS-422 controlled deck. >>Sony would just be creating an even bigger headache by ignoring the problem alltogether.<< You're making assumptions. I never said the problem was ignored. The system logged the breaks as they existed on the tape, with visual cues so the operator/editor could plainly see that there were TC breaks in the first place. If you wanted the system to stop capture at each TC break, you could set it up it do that. If I'm editing/finishing on the same system, and there's a transmission deadline approaching, all I care about is that the tape is captured quickly and accurately with a minimum of user intervention. >>True, at least the tc and reels would be accurate from the Sony, but it would’ve been quite the hassle cueing up tapes by hand since they had multiple occasions of the same tc and non-ascending TC<< I'm not sure what your point is. This scenario would be a problem (as mentioned above) for almost ALL systems that need to cue a deck with the assumption that the TC is always going to ascend - FCP included. Unless you want to take the time to dub the offending tapes to another tape with continuous TC, this is what we have to live with. My point was that IF you needed to recapture footage with the SONY (to up-rez for example), the system would handle it without ANY user intervention. The fact is it would be a huge bonus for FCP to have a similar scheme in place for those editing scenarios where footage HAS to be captured quickly without logging, without the VTR stopping, and the TC trace back to the original tapes must be spot-on frame accurate. Michael Buday

  • Michael Buday

    August 13, 2006 at 11:34 pm

    It’s amazing to me that most NLE’s still have no clue on how to handle TC breaks elegantly. If there’s one thing the SONY XPRI really had going for it, it was the way it handled any kind of TC break. Basically, if you captured (for example) a complete reel that was full of broken TC, it would create one master clip complete with TC breaks inside of it. These breaks would appear in the source viewer scrub area with tic marks to indicate where the breaks were, plus you snap to a TC break using the PREV/NEXT edit keys.

    You could edit away without ever worrying about the breaks, AND you could recapture from tape accurately, because the internal database kept a record of where the breaks were and in what order – so when shuttling a deck around during a recapture, it knew where the breaks would occur and didn’t get confused if TC repeated, overlapped, etc.

    I wish more manufacturers would get this right.

    Oh well.

    Michael Buday

  • Michael Buday

    July 26, 2006 at 8:41 pm

    https://splicehere.wordpress.com/

    Forgot this important tidbit.

    Michael Buday

  • Michael Buday

    July 11, 2006 at 6:06 am

    A couple of days ago, Frys had a sale on 1GB sticks of Patriot Memory for the Macbook for $69.99. I bought two and so far, so good. I’ve got 6GB of Patriot memory in my G5 that I’ve used for over a year without any problems.

    Michael Buday

  • Michael Buday

    June 28, 2006 at 7:32 pm

    Here’s the trick to get this mixer to work correctly with FCP and STP:

    1. Turn the mixer OFF
    2. While holding down the THIRD BUTTON from the LEFT on the TOP row of keys (just under the rotary knobs), turn ON the mixer.

    The display should now read “LC”, which means it’s setup for LOGIC control. In FCP, change the control surface to LOGIC, and you’re ready to go.

    Michael Buday

  • Michael Buday

    June 28, 2006 at 7:29 pm

    Here’s the trick to get this mixer to work correctly with FCP and STP:

    1. Turn the mixer OFF
    2. While holding down the THIRD BUTTON from the LEFT on the TOP row of keys (just under the rotary knobs), turn ON the mixer.

    The display should now read “LC”, which means it’s setup for LOGIC control. In FCP, change the control surface to LOGIC, and you’re ready to go.

    Michael Buday

  • Michael Buday

    May 16, 2006 at 7:35 pm

    Ed,

    I’m aware that I already asked this question, – but someone on the Apple booth at NAB told me this was possible using a QT conversion export, but couldn’t elaborate – which is why I posed the question again. It’s not a matter of liking or disliking the previous answers.

    Michael

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