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I should add, I've had an iPhone and nothing but... 1,394 Views / 11 Replies  
I should add, I've had an iPhone and nothing but since June 29th, 2007. And OSX since 10.1 Puma. Trying something besides an Apple product was a huge deal.
Posted by direktor, on May 17, 2013 at 12:28 PM, in Tech News
I had a few bad moments with my iPhone a couple... 1,394 Views / 11 Replies  
I had a few bad moments with my iPhone a couple weeks ago...not finding emails I needed to find that moment, frustrations with small screen (again, email related)...

...and then a trip to Best Buy...
Posted by direktor, on May 17, 2013 at 12:17 PM, in Tech News
Tooki, Cinema Tools does what you want (it's... 1,762 Views / 6 Replies  
Tooki,

Cinema Tools does what you want (it's called conforming a piece of media). "Conforming" is a term used in different ways in post, so be careful when googling this...people talk about...
Posted by direktor, on Sep 10, 2009 at 02:31 AM, in Applications
Now that Microsoft has completely ripped off... 9,778 Views / 253 Replies  
Now that Microsoft has completely ripped off Aqua, Apple is moving on. :)
Posted by direktor, on Sep 12, 2006 at 03:01 PM, in Applications
I just checked it out. Very nice surprises in... 9,778 Views / 253 Replies  
I just checked it out. Very nice surprises in there. Biggest changes to iTunes since the addition of the music store.
Posted by direktor, on Sep 12, 2006 at 02:30 PM, in Applications
If you're having kernal panics, then it's 90%... 711 Views / 9 Replies  
If you're having kernal panics, then it's 90% that you have a hardware problem. I haven't seen a panic in years, and at that time it was bad RAM. OS X problems usually manifest themselves in other...
Posted by direktor, on Aug 17, 2006 at 08:23 PM, in Mac Notebooks
It's opt+1999 974 Views / 6 Replies  
It's opt+1999
Posted by direktor, on Nov 26, 2005 at 08:43 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
http://homepage.mac.com/nweaver/.Pictures/prince.g... 974 Views / 6 Replies  
http://homepage.mac.com/nweaver/.Pictures/prince.gif
Posted by direktor, on Nov 26, 2005 at 12:28 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
It does. I think earlier versions stretched to... 575 Views / 3 Replies  
It does. I think earlier versions stretched to fit the full 16:10, but I know my 2405 displays 16:9 correctly.
Posted by direktor, on Sep 22, 2005 at 02:12 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Sounds like the camcorder is shooting in 16x9... 568 Views / 2 Replies  
Sounds like the camcorder is shooting in 16x9 mode, and after import iMovie is rendering the squeezed video to letterboxed video...which might be a necessity depending on how iMovie handles 16x9 DV....
Posted by direktor, on Sep 5, 2005 at 12:54 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
I'm having the same problem too. Wonder if it's... 527 Views / 6 Replies  
I'm having the same problem too. Wonder if it's my Intellimouse driver?
Posted by direktor, on May 5, 2005 at 09:52 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'll give you a quick answer. I was an assistant... 867 Views / 3 Replies  
I'll give you a quick answer. I was an assistant cameraman for about 8 years...aka "the guy with the slate".

The above answers are pretty much correct, but I'll tell you a bit more. When shooting...
Posted by direktor, on May 5, 2005 at 01:22 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
There are a class of photo/electronics shops,... 3,353 Views / 64 Replies  
There are a class of photo/electronics shops, mostly in NYC or nearby, that make their living advertising cameras at prices they will NOT sell at. You call, and then they (sometimes) inform you that...
Posted by direktor, on Mar 23, 2005 at 07:20 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Nevermind. Some people, and I thought you were... 3,353 Views / 64 Replies  
Nevermind. Some people, and I thought you were one of them but I misread, are obsessed with the idea of having a film print to exhibit for their end product.

You have the right idea...DVDs,...
Posted by direktor, on Mar 23, 2005 at 07:16 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
There is no 24P HDV camera available right now,... 3,353 Views / 64 Replies  
There is no 24P HDV camera available right now, but some are being expected late summer, early fall..one from Panasonic and one from JVC. Both are expected to be around $7,000-$8,000.

The Sony...
Posted by direktor, on Mar 23, 2005 at 06:34 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Re: Re: I want to buy a cinema-film camera 3,353 Views / 64 Replies  
Hadocon, I appreciate that you're somehow connected with the business, but you should realize that you have a lot of misinformation in your post. (You can get cameras cheaper, hardly anybody uses...
Posted by direktor, on Mar 23, 2005 at 05:20 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
You can do what you need in Final Cut. ... 491 Views / 7 Replies  
You can do what you need in Final Cut.

Import the stills in, but before you do that, go into preferences and set still duration to :02 frames.

Then drag the lot of them to a timeline. They'll...
Posted by direktor, on Nov 26, 2004 at 12:50 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
My experience has been that DV25 is a very light... 487 Views / 4 Replies  
My experience has been that DV25 is a very light load for the newest Macs.

I'd be more concerned about screen real estate and rendering speed...but rendering speed would be better on the G5 and...
Posted by direktor, on Nov 6, 2004 at 12:20 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
10 years ago, right after I had gotten my... 421 Views / 7 Replies  
10 years ago, right after I had gotten my 7100/66, I had this weird thing going on where I'd leave any app open, and if there was a cursor/test field active, I'd return to the computer to find some...
Posted by direktor, on Oct 25, 2004 at 11:40 AM, in Mac OS X
No, he's talking about actually installing the... 406 Views / 4 Replies  
No, he's talking about actually installing the program on the iPod, not using it as his media drive.

Can't do that. It won't let you install it on a drive that isn't a system drive.

Once upon a...
Posted by direktor, on Sep 19, 2004 at 12:21 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Working in video, I've noticed that Apple has had... 10,613 Views / 160 Replies  
Working in video, I've noticed that Apple has had the beginnings of CoreVideo in the works for quite a while now.

Starting in DVDSP, they had objects you could drop into a DVD menu that you could...
Posted by direktor, on Jul 2, 2004 at 02:23 AM, in Mac OS X
Genius! :D 383 Views / 3 Replies  
Genius!

:D
Posted by direktor, on Jun 30, 2004 at 12:04 AM, in Mac OS X
I think you should try working with uncompressed... 678 Views / 17 Replies  
I think you should try working with uncompressed HD in Final Cut before you commit to it.

It's pretty boggy, even on the fastest machines. I'd go insane trying to cut a movie that way.
Posted by direktor, on Jun 22, 2004 at 01:37 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Well, this is mostly only an issue then if you're... 678 Views / 17 Replies  
Well, this is mostly only an issue then if you're shooting with the Sony camera then, because if you shoot the Panasonic, you do the DVCPRO/HD/Firewire thing until the online.

No matter what...
Posted by direktor, on Jun 19, 2004 at 03:07 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Oh, I forgot to mention that the 720p/24 sequence... 678 Views / 17 Replies  
Oh, I forgot to mention that the 720p/24 sequence was really easy to work with on my 17" 1ghz Powerbook.
Posted by direktor, on Jun 15, 2004 at 01:21 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
I made a test sequence the other week of DVCPRO... 678 Views / 17 Replies  
I made a test sequence the other week of DVCPRO HD 720p/24, and it came in at a data rate of 5.8MB/sec, which was amazing to me. It seemed so low, I went online to make sure that I had everything...
Posted by direktor, on Jun 15, 2004 at 01:17 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Doh. I stand corrected. 357 Views / 4 Replies  
Doh. I stand corrected.
Posted by direktor, on May 26, 2004 at 09:19 PM, in Mac OS X
That would be a negatory on the USB, Bob. ... 357 Views / 4 Replies  
That would be a negatory on the USB, Bob.

Firewire only on a Mac.
Posted by direktor, on May 26, 2004 at 08:34 PM, in Mac OS X
Apparently you people have dirty ears. ... 650 Views / 17 Replies  
Apparently you people have dirty ears.

Sometimes when a client specifies a delivery format, there's no room for argument.
Posted by direktor, on May 22, 2004 at 03:05 PM, in Applications
Check out 98 Lite. It's slow but definitely... 570 Views / 13 Replies  
Check out 98 Lite.

It's slow but definitely usable, whereas I didn't feel Win 2000 or XP was.
Posted by direktor, on May 22, 2004 at 01:42 PM, in Applications
Re: iDVD & Regional Encoding 3,734 Views / 25 Replies  
The spec for DVD-R General does not include region codes.

In other words...it's not possible to restrict a DVD-R to a certain region.

Same goes for CSS and Macrovision.
Posted by direktor, on Apr 15, 2004 at 01:09 PM, in Applications
TMLai has got it right. If they use Avid,... 568 Views / 4 Replies  
TMLai has got it right.

If they use Avid, you have your choice. If they use FCP (which I doubt if they're telling you to buy a PC), you need a Mac.

If they're using Premiere, then run away....
Posted by direktor, on Apr 6, 2004 at 01:37 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
I think it's possible that we'll see a 4.5... 478 Views / 5 Replies  
I think it's possible that we'll see a 4.5 version before the next major version.

FCP 4 has taken a lot of flak amongst professionals vs. previous versions for it's stability...not all of it being...
Posted by direktor, on Mar 5, 2004 at 05:21 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Of course. I capture and edit off of (20+) FW... 550 Views / 13 Replies  
Of course. I capture and edit off of (20+) FW drives all day long for work, and never drop frames. I've noticed one thing...FW drives give better transfer rates on faster computers...so it is...
Posted by direktor, on Feb 28, 2004 at 12:45 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
You have this drive connected via firewire right?... 550 Views / 13 Replies  
You have this drive connected via firewire right? Not USB?
Posted by direktor, on Feb 28, 2004 at 01:25 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
USB Overdrive doesn't allow access to the extra... 15,719 Views / 126 Replies  
USB Overdrive doesn't allow access to the extra buttons (4 thru 8) on my MX900
Posted by direktor, on Feb 27, 2004 at 04:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have the MX900, and managed to get all the... 15,719 Views / 126 Replies  
I have the MX900, and managed to get all the buttons working to my liking.

The key is using Gamepad Companion to assign actions to the buttons that USB Overdrive can't see. I grew accustomed to...
Posted by direktor, on Feb 27, 2004 at 04:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes. Read about different disc formats before... 2,203 Views / 53 Replies  
Yes. Read about different disc formats before trying to burn important things.
Posted by direktor, on Feb 6, 2004 at 12:43 AM, in Applications
Yes. The DVD player passes the AC3 stream... 317 Views / 2 Replies  
Yes. The DVD player passes the AC3 stream directly out the optical port.

It should not matter whether or not the stream comes from DVD disk, or hard disk, tho.
Posted by direktor, on Feb 4, 2004 at 11:35 PM, in Applications
Re: On DVC Pro and Final Cut Pro 436 Views / 6 Replies  
DVCPRO is the same data rate as regular DV.

There is a variant of it called DV50 though, which is twice the data rate and offers 4:2:2 chroma sampling. It's said to be comparable to DigiBeta.
Posted by direktor, on Feb 4, 2004 at 01:50 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
DVDSP will also throw this error if you have a... 1,541 Views / 6 Replies  
DVDSP will also throw this error if you have a marker past the end of a video clip in a track.
Posted by direktor, on Feb 2, 2004 at 10:09 PM, in Applications
I'm using it to assign the extra buttons on my... 457 Views / 5 Replies  
I'm using it to assign the extra buttons on my MX900 bluetooth mouse.

Works great, so far, even if there's not as much flexibility as something like USBOverdrive.

I had been waiting for this...
Posted by direktor, on Jan 25, 2004 at 12:47 PM, in Applications
[QUOTE]Originally posted by kennedy: [B]Why... 492 Views / 10 Replies  
[QUOTE]Originally posted by kennedy:
[B]Why does it only hold 10GB?
Unless I am hallucinating, pulling a full 60 minutes of video off to a DV-stream file in iMovie will be waaayyyyy more than 10GB....
Posted by direktor, on Jan 25, 2004 at 12:45 PM, in Mac OS X
I work at a record label and we get many requests... 594 Views / 13 Replies  
I work at a record label and we get many requests to use our music, and also, because we have in house video production, we sometimes have to license music from other publishing companies/labels. I'm...
Posted by direktor, on Jan 22, 2004 at 03:11 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Funny, my name is Nate too. I produce concert... 375 Views / 2 Replies  
Funny, my name is Nate too. I produce concert DVDs all day long, shot on 24P DV. Final Cut Pro and DVDSP are my life. A few comments:

1-DVCPRO is a Panasonic only format, but it is based on DV....
Posted by direktor, on Jan 3, 2004 at 05:17 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Uh, if your source is SVHS and Hi-8, I wouldn't... 478 Views / 6 Replies  
Uh, if your source is SVHS and Hi-8, I wouldn't bother spending any money on anything besides DV capture. Unless you're hell-bent on capturing every nuance of noise and dropouts on your tapes, DV...
Posted by direktor, on Jan 2, 2004 at 01:43 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Re: video capture cards for G5? 478 Views / 6 Replies  
You know that Fibre Channel is another method of connecting drives, don't you? It's not a video capture method.

If Fibre Channel is truly an option, that means you haven't bought the Medea...
Posted by direktor, on Jan 1, 2004 at 05:15 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Re: Apple's Greatest Weakness 1,495 Views / 16 Replies  
Like K2 said above, you're mistaking 'decent' with 'production value'.

Anybody with any filmmaking experience beyond playing around will tell you that it's talent and experience that make good...
Posted by direktor, on Dec 28, 2003 at 11:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sure. Use the razor blade tool to make your cuts.... 323 Views / 2 Replies  
Sure. Use the razor blade tool to make your cuts. Once you have a section razor-bladed that you want out, select that clip in the timeline and hit delete (as opposed to backspace). This performs a...
Posted by direktor, on Dec 27, 2003 at 07:07 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Sony MDR-7506, one of the industry standards. 488 Views / 10 Replies  
Sony MDR-7506, one of the industry standards.
Posted by direktor, on Dec 25, 2003 at 05:52 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
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