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Old April 21st, 2004, 11:13 AM   #511
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yeah thats exactly what i was doing. its been so long since ive had to get anything back off my computer that in the newest version i wasnt sure if there was some other preferences or something that had to be set or something.

hmm. ill give it a try again. hopefully itll work this time. im sure i just missed something.

thanks for the input.
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Old April 21st, 2004, 01:24 PM   #512
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i had both installed no problem when i first got FCP 4. i later converted all my projects with no ill-effects tho.
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Old April 21st, 2004, 11:02 PM   #513
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The next step with my new G5...

I was recently fortunate enough to con my father into co-signing a loan for a G5 (1 gig ram, 160gig, ati radeon 9600 pro). The world may mock my camera, but they will tremble at my dual 1.8's. At any rate, my budget is now in dire straits and my query is this;

what is the best move I can make as far as audio is concerned: should I get a better mic for my camera (which sports a mini input) or should I invest in some attachments for my computer and work on audio in post. (ALSO TO CONSIDER: I could sell this hp pavillion labtop i'm on right now for more cash to work with, but i fear losing my last bit of PC might kill me)

I know this is highly subjective, but I thought you all might like a change of pace and i also thought it might prevent another disaster... like my panny dvc7...
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Old April 22nd, 2004, 06:31 AM   #514
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You could export a finished cut and desaturate the whole movie at once. If you really have a final cut and don't have to do anymore editing, it may be less of a pain to do it that way.
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Old April 22nd, 2004, 02:26 PM   #515
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Getting good sound in the first place is many times easier than trying to fix things in post. The best thing you can do to get better sound is to get the mic as close as possible. The two most common ways to do that is with a lav or with a boom-mounted mic. For other situations a podium mic or handheld will get the microphone closer.

The second thing you can do is to get a more directional microphone... but that doesn't help too much. If you're going to mount the mic on the camera (which is always the furthest away from the sound source...) then you might as well get the most directional microphone you can get (ignoring parabolic mics, because they don't sound good). The Sennheiser MKE300 is one of the shotgun mics you can get that has a miniplug input.

What gear you should get depends on what you're shooting and whether or not you can get somebody to be the boom op.

2- I would've done things the other way around... spend a lot of recording gear and less on the computer. Recording gear (video/sound) doesn't become obsolete as fast and determines final output quality a lot more than your computer does.
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Old April 22nd, 2004, 02:31 PM   #516
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You can nest your entire movie and desaturate the whole thing.

2- If you want to be fancy you could put a curves filter upstream of the desaturation filter so you can adjust which combinations of red green and blue go into the final image.

I don't remember if FCP has a curves filter.
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Old April 22nd, 2004, 03:35 PM   #517
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Editing HD in FCP

Perhaps there are several threads on this here, but I wonder if there is a simple way to NLE on FCP from video originally shot in a Sony Cinealta. That is proceeding as you do when you shoot in film and do NLE on FCP or similar.

How do you do it? What do you need?


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Old April 22nd, 2004, 05:20 PM   #518
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It has a curves filter, but it is not an actual curve-based interface. Rather, it is a series of sliders, which is much more clunky (IMO).
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Old April 22nd, 2004, 07:15 PM   #519
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I tried capturing this tape on a new eMac and it captured fine w/out dropping frames. So I'm assuming my G4 is giving out and I need that dual 2ghz G5 soon!
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Old April 22nd, 2004, 09:38 PM   #520
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Lower Thirds?

Looking for some nice animated Lower Third Title backgrounds.
Right now I really need somthing sports oriented for basketball,
but would like to have a few generic ones for future use.

Appreciate any leads. Thanks
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Old April 22nd, 2004, 10:12 PM   #521
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Old April 22nd, 2004, 11:52 PM   #522
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Ted,

Intelligent Assistance offers a great tutorial/help tool for LiveType, and included with it are some nice templates for lower thirds.
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Old April 23rd, 2004, 09:24 AM   #523
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I second Glenn's opinion. There is only so much you can do in post that will really help.



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Old April 23rd, 2004, 10:19 AM   #524
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Dang it, I'm still using FCP 3. That IA Tutorial sounds like the way to go, considering the cost of "store bought" lower thirds.
I see it has info about Calligraphy, but I wonder if it has enough for FCP3 to make it worth buying.
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Old April 23rd, 2004, 10:44 AM   #525
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Vegas user looking at FCP

Just wanted to find out if anyone has some good ideas on Training . What book or DVD set would you recommend?

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