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Old October 20th, 2004, 03:22 PM   #1456
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Post Production Monitors

Hi gang (figuretively speaking)

I am looking for an affordable monitor solution. Can I get away with just the 4 or 5 hundered buck monitors that B&H offers?
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Old October 20th, 2004, 03:39 PM   #1457
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Old October 20th, 2004, 04:09 PM   #1458
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artifacts in Mini DV

I am digitizing from a MiniDV tape for the first time.
in to my dsr-45 componet video thru the kona SD into fcp 4.5
it looks terrible. artifacting and jumpy and every other thing you dont want.
what is up?
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Old October 20th, 2004, 07:47 PM   #1459
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I do weddings and special occasion video mostly. At this time a post production monitor is what I need more.
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Old October 20th, 2004, 09:59 PM   #1460
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Sorry, maybe I'm not clear on what you're trying to do. Why are you sending DV through component and then digitizing again with the kona? Why not just use firewire (i.Link) directly into the computer? This would transfer the data directly without any loss. It appears you are now performing digital>analog>digital conversion which one might expect to create problems. But I don't have either a DSR-45 or a Kona SD card, so maybe there's some reason for doing it your way?
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Old October 21st, 2004, 04:09 AM   #1461
 
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Can someone answer this Peak Express 3.3 for OS X question?

I've got FCP HD on a Mac G5 with dual 2 gig processors. When I import things into Peak Express, I just get a massive peaked audio noise signal upon playback. I assuming I'm doing something wrong. How do I import .wav files, etc. and work with them. I assume Peak Express is Apple's answer to Sound Forge?

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Old October 21st, 2004, 08:15 AM   #1462
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because its easier to put it in the deck that to crawl under the desk and find the firewire input.
plus, i've never done it that way before.does FCP have top be open to see it?
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Old October 21st, 2004, 12:24 PM   #1463
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Connect your deck or camera via firewire to your Final Cut Pro system. You may have to go under one of the menus to set the configuration to use firewire instead of the Kona card, but the results will be worth it.

Digital is Digital is Digital you wont notice any loss from the original quality.

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Old October 21st, 2004, 12:31 PM   #1464
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Old October 21st, 2004, 02:10 PM   #1465
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erasing black bars on sides from my GL1

Here's my dilmma,
I shot a video on my canon GL1. Now, as many of you know, it puts these weird black bars on each side of the frame. Well, I shot the thing on a green screen and am pasting the cut out image on a new frame that is 16:9 format. The problem I'm having is that it still continues to put those stupid black bars on either side of the image. I've tried to garbage matte them out, but haven't had any luck. Any idea what I can do to get those damn things to go away?
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Old October 21st, 2004, 02:12 PM   #1466
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HA!... never mind, I figured it out. This is gonna be cool!
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Old October 22nd, 2004, 01:18 AM   #1467
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Hi Michael,

you don't need to ChromaKey it. Just crop and/or resize the video you want to play on the video screen and then use distort in the Browser window in FCP to place the corners of this video onto the your movie "video screen"

does this make sense?
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Warning: Do Not Delete Old "edl" Files In Garage Band

Just lost a week worth of vocals inside of Macintosh's Garage Band software program, and here's why . . .

So I record the vocals in song A, and then I save another copy as B. Eventually, I work on B so much that it's now better than the original A. So I decide to delete the song A. When I do, I find out that any of the vocals I recordeed in A that I also used for B are now erased.

That's like copying a paragraph out of a word document, pasting it into another document, revising the entire thing in the second document, and then losing your finished product because you deleted the first document that you no longer need.

I really hope someone at Mac gets fired over that line of programming some day. The stumbling blocks we deal with as film makers!!!!!!
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Old October 22nd, 2004, 08:18 AM   #1469
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Garage Band is a "free" application for many (most?) Mac users, as it comes bundled with the other iLife products. iMovie behaves in a similar fashion. These applications are not meant for professional use, but rather the home hobbyist. Consider Apple's professional program, Soundtrack, for your professional needs.
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Old October 22nd, 2004, 09:21 AM   #1470
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