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Old July 12th, 2002, 11:19 AM   #1
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Hello from Long Island, New York

It's great to be able to speak to those who are involved in DV (filmmaking).
I am focusing my talents on music videos for those talented unsigned artists who are looking to get signed. I also do weddings and personal videos.
Other videographers from the Island or the City are welcome to give me a holler. I'd like to start a New York City/Long Island chapter of video specialist so we can have access to each other for information, work, equipment.etc.

Talk to you soon...
lbmaestro@yahoo.com
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Old July 13th, 2002, 08:50 AM   #2
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Did you go to DV Expo at the Javits Center a couple weeks ago? Or are you planning to come to VideoMaker Expo on July 25-27, at the Sheraton Meadowlands across the river in N.J.? If so, drop by the Canon booth and say hi! I'd like to meet you.
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Old July 13th, 2002, 05:04 PM   #3
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Hi Chris,
I didn't make it to the DV EXPO but I will be at the Apple Convention this Thursday. You say you'll be at the Canon booth in Jersey? I'll try to make it.
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Old July 13th, 2002, 11:23 PM   #4
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Yeah, I'll see you at MacWorld then. Looking forward to it!
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Old December 11th, 2002, 05:53 AM   #5
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Hello from Upstate New York

Yeppers. . . this is my first post for this bulletin board! :)

I'm from upstate New York about 30 miles south of Albany.

My wife (Amy) and I own a small production company called Muse-Med, Inc (a.K.a. TOO LIVE NURSE). Since 1993, TLN has been producing music-comedy and educational albums (cassettes and CD's) and live shows for nursing and other healthcare organizations. This company is our "creative outlet" . . . we make a little extra money along the way. . . and hopefully someday we'll make a lot of money along the way! :)

Another "arm" of Muse-Med, Inc is our small home-grown audio recording studio called Zuul Studios (named after our beloved deceased dog, Zuul). Beside recording all of the TOO LIVE NURSE albums, we've worked with a few area high-school bands recording "audition CD's" for them. We're very affordable for these "young adults". Our intent is more to 1) have fun ,and 2) provide a learning exprerience for these budding rock stars! (Who knows. . . maybe one of them will make it big someday and remember good 'ol Zuul Studios!)

I am also a full-time ICU/CCU nurse!

My interest in DV is a long and evolving one. First off, DV is very new to me. (Heck. . . I haven't even purchased my Canon GL2 yet. . . will be doing that in a few weeks!! Yippee!) My plan is to utilize this bulletin board to learn the basics and hopefully "more than the basics" over the next several months.

My FIRST college degree is a Bachelor's of Music degree in Film Composition from Berklee College of Music. That was over 20 years ago. I don't think they had digital video back then!!! (Maybe they did. . . I'm not a strong historian.) I learned the art of film composition and film-music editing on reel to reel audio tapes utilizing big and bulky movieolas. Sadly, I never persued the field of film composition. . . . until now. . . . 20 years later (better late than never!).

We are at a point with TOO LIVE NURSE where we want to produce our own "audition videos" (either DVD or VHS format) showcasing our skits. I recently upgraded my Sonic Foundry's Vegas Video 2 to a Vegas Video 3. I primarily used the Vegas Video 2 program for doing some quick mix-downs of a couple of audio recording projects. (I do use other midi/audio recording programs, though, for most of my audio recording needs.) It was not until I upgraded to Vegas Video 3 that I decided to explore the DV world. . . about 3 weeks ago! I was blown away! Working with V V 3 was a delightfully easy process which seemed to produce nice end-results. Soooooo, within these past couple of weeks, my wife (the holder of the check book) and I decided to go down the DV road and start producing these "audition videos" to help showcase and promote our happy little TOO LIVE NURSE live performances to various nursing and healthcare organizations. I know that I could hire a video production company to do this. However. . . . TOO LIVE NURSE is our creative outlet and I want to set my music to my video. . . heck I might as well utilize that "BM" degree (pun intended) in film composition!!!!

Right now, my studio is primarily set up for audio recording. With this in mind, here is a list of my equipment/software:

Dell Precision Workstation 420
Pentium III 733
512 MB of DDRAM
Two 7200 rpm hard disk drives (one for programs and one for audio/video files)
Matrox G400 video card
IEEE 1394 card
XP Pro
Plextor 12/10/32S CD-RW
MOTU 2408 MkII
MOTU MTPAV (USB version)
Alesis XT20 ADAT
Mackie HR824 speakers
Tannoy PBM 6.5 passive speakers
A pair of cheap Realistic speakers
Mackie 24 channel 8 bus mixing board
About 8 different tone generators from various companies
A bunch of microphones
Emagic's Logic (platinum version)
Steinberg's SX
Steinberg's Wavelab
Steinberg's HALion
Sonic Foundry's Sound Forge 6
Sonic Foundry's Vegas Video 3
Adobe Photoshop 7 (and other Adobe products)
Macromedia's MX Suite

My plan is to purchase Canon's GL2 video camera with the MA300 accessory within the next few weeks. Also plan on purchasing a DVD recording device. (I guess SONY makes a DVD recording device that records in both "DVD-R" and "DVD+R" formats?!?)

I'm looking foward to learning from the talent and experience found on this bulletin board. I tend to be more of a "lurker" . . . reading and learning. I'll chime in with a thought or two if it's appropriate. Definatly will chime in with lots of questions. . . at least during the beginning of my walk down the DV road! Looking forward to getting to know you all.

Cheers to you all! :)

Edward (Ted) Fiebke, RN
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Old December 11th, 2002, 06:52 AM   #6
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Welcome aboard! It's great to have another audio guy added to the mix of DVinfo.net. Your projects sound like they have been fun to work on.

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Old December 11th, 2002, 10:10 AM   #7
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Hey Ed,

We have very similar audio setups. I'm an Opcode orphan, and will finally have to give up Studio Vision Pro this spring when I upgrade my desktop. How do you like Logic Platinum? I'm really split between Digital Performer and Logic, and could really use some feedback on real world experiences with Logic.

Thanks and welcome!

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Old December 11th, 2002, 10:14 AM   #8
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Howdee!

Another recording studio owner? We have a LOT in common. Glad to have another recording group on board. Recording seems to be the "black art" of video, so it's great to have another person that can shed some light on this dark subject.
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Old December 11th, 2002, 11:33 AM   #9
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<<<-- Originally posted by MIDIMan87 : Hey Ed,

We have very similar audio setups. I'm an Opcode orphan, and will finally have to give up Studio Vision Pro this spring when I upgrade my desktop. How do you like Logic Platinum? I'm really split between Digital Performer and Logic, and could really use some feedback on real world experiences with Logic.

Thanks and welcome!

MIDIMan -->>>

Understand that I use the Logic Platinum on the PC platform. (I feel so abandoned!) In two words: "It Rocks!" Totally tight sync with my midi devices and the ADAT (whenever I use it. . . which is rarer and rarer, now!) Midi editing capabilities are awesome!There is a fairly steep learning curve. But once that curve is met, utilizing the Logic program is a dream. . . right down to rendering the mixed product! (Of course, the hardware plays a big role in how the final project sounds. I like my set up from hardware to software!)

Sorry, I'm not familiar with the "Mac" end of things. In reading other posts from Mac-based Logic users, the Logic program seems to be very well liked and respected. It probably just boils down to personal preference with regards to which program to purchase. Good luck with your decision!

Thank you for the warm welcome, folks! :) So far, I've found a wealth of information right down to which books to purchase to help me get up to speed with video recording/editing. . . . all without asking a single question! This is a great site. . . and as time goes by, I'll be asking lots of questions, I'm sure! Until then, I'm counting the days (and working hard to make some extra cash) to my purchase of the GL2. Then the real fun begins! Meanwhile, I'm getting my computer system in order for the great digital video work out. . . and learning lots of stuff along the way!


Cheers! :)

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Old December 12th, 2002, 10:24 AM   #10
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<<<-- Originally posted by Ed Fiebke :
Understand that I use the Logic Platinum on the PC platform. (I feel so abandoned!) In two words: "It Rocks!" Totally tight sync with my midi devices and the ADAT (whenever I use it. . . which is rarer and rarer, now!) Midi editing capabilities are awesome!There is a fairly steep learning curve. But once that curve is met, utilizing the Logic program is a dream. . . right down to rendering the mixed product! (Of course, the hardware plays a big role in how the final project sounds. I like my set up from hardware to software!)
Cheers! :)

Ted -->>>

From what I've seen, the user interface in Logic is the same between Mac and PC. I have heard that it is a solid program, but have also heard a lot of horror stories about the learning curve. Thanks for sharing your insights...

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Old December 15th, 2002, 06:47 AM   #11
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Hello………,

Well come to the Forum. Being in the Adirondacks, we refere to you as downstaters.

I have found the learning curve for logic on my Mac, quite a chore.
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Old December 15th, 2002, 04:05 PM   #12
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Re: Hello………,

<<<-- Originally posted by Robert J. Wolff : Well come to the Forum. Being in the Adirondacks, we refere to you as downstaters.

I have found the learning curve for logic on my Mac, quite a chore. -->>>

Down State?!?!? LOL! I guess it's all in one's perspective. I always make it plain whenever I meet new people that I'm from "Upstate New York". . . 120 miles upstate! But being from the beautiful Adirondacks, you're definately much more upstate than I am.

As you probably know, there are at least a couple of really good Logic-focused bulletin boards to help a person figure out the nuts and bolts of the program. If you don't and would like to know where you can join the Logic Users forum, let me know and I'll forward you the web address. My first. . . . year, I guess. . . . was spent figuring out how to make the best out of that program. Now that I have my Logic-system humming, I'm a happy camper. I'm glad I spent the time learning and not give up on the process. (Before Logic, I spent many-a-year working with Cakewalk Audio synced to an ADAT).

Cheers! :)

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Old January 6th, 2003, 09:22 AM   #13
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Re: Hello,

<<<-- Originally posted by Robert J. Wolff : Well come to the Forum. Being in the Adirondacks, we refere to you as downstaters.

I have found the learning curve for logic on my Mac, quite a chore. -->>>


When winter has been over taken with spring I'll come up from western New York and lend a hand with that Mac of yours.


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Old June 5th, 2005, 08:47 AM   #14
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Are you "upstaters" still on this site?

Hello! I'm interested in getting my feet wet in this DV revolution. I have a pro-sumer DV-cam (DCR TRV-80), and a whole lotta "I wish there was someone I could work with on this stuff". Anyone need some help on a project? I have a million ideas (as everyone does)...and only a small clue on how to get started. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old June 5th, 2005, 10:22 AM   #15
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Welcome. I live in Albany.
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