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I had the same issue with video footage from my... 767 Views / 4 Replies  
I had the same issue with video footage from my digital still camera, but the files played fine in quicktime. You'll probably have to install the Divx codec before that'll work for you, though.
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 1, 2006 at 05:32 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Final Cut Pro works great for stuff like this,... 739 Views / 4 Replies  
Final Cut Pro works great for stuff like this, but I'm sure there's a cheaper way to get the job done.
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 1, 2006 at 05:30 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Vidi works well, too, and it's freeware. 1,314 Views / 3 Replies  
Vidi works well, too, and it's freeware.
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 1, 2006 at 05:28 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
I purchased a 1GB stick of Kingston RAM along... 72,617 Views / 211 Replies  
I purchased a 1GB stick of Kingston RAM along with my new powerbook, and kept getting hard freezes. Even though Hardware Test said the memory was OK, the problems stopped when I removed the DIMM....
Posted by Moon Potato, on Jan 3, 2006 at 04:08 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah... mine's going straight back to apple as... 778 Views / 18 Replies  
Yeah... mine's going straight back to apple as soon as the semester's over. The display lines are annoying, and it hard freezes about every 30 minutes while doing anything aside from web/email.
Posted by Moon Potato, on Nov 30, 2005 at 09:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: new 15-incher here... the lines were fairly... 950 Views / 13 Replies  
new 15-incher here... the lines were fairly noticeable at first, but after calibrating the display and changing the gamma to 2.2, the lines are only noticeable when viewing the monitor from a very...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Nov 4, 2005 at 10:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The GPU's on powerbooks are soldered to the... 1,081 Views / 26 Replies  
The GPU's on powerbooks are soldered to the motherboard, so you can't upgrade them at all... although the extra 64MB of VRAM won't be too much of a performance booster unless you're driving a large...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Nov 4, 2005 at 09:45 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I did a custom calibration with advanced options... 32,281 Views / 314 Replies  
I did a custom calibration with advanced options on through the displays system pref.
On close inspection, the lines are still slightly visible, but only when viewing it from pretty close (about...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Nov 4, 2005 at 09:34 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I have one Mercury Elite Pro FireWire case that's... 1,498 Views / 14 Replies  
I have one Mercury Elite Pro FireWire case that's been running strong since 2001, and a Mercury Elite Pro FireWire/USB that I purchased earlier this year, neither of which have had any quirks or...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Nov 4, 2005 at 02:47 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I noticed the lines at first, mostly in solid... 32,281 Views / 314 Replies  
I noticed the lines at first, mostly in solid grey areas, but after calibrating the monitor and setting the gamma to 2.2, the display looks great. I'll do a closer inspection next time I'm using my...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Nov 4, 2005 at 02:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yep, that's the one. Good luck with your training. 607 Views / 10 Replies  
Yep, that's the one. Good luck with your training.
Posted by Moon Potato, on Nov 4, 2005 at 02:03 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
I can't really say anything specific about Lynda,... 607 Views / 10 Replies  
I can't really say anything specific about Lynda, because I haven't tried it myself, but the VTC one went over pretty much all of FCP's features in great detail, and was very organized and...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Nov 3, 2005 at 06:40 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
That's exactly the point I was making... while... 1,807 Views / 27 Replies  
That's exactly the point I was making... while offline editing on a powerbook makes perfect sense, the process will have to be moved over to desktops once uncompressed footage and major rendering is...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Nov 3, 2005 at 06:32 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Both Lynda.com and VTC have extensive training... 607 Views / 10 Replies  
Both Lynda.com and VTC have extensive training CD-ROMs full of video tutorials for FCP. I've heard good things about the Lynda one, and I went through the VTC one (back when FCP was at version 1.0)...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Nov 2, 2005 at 08:53 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Do you have any more information on what kind of... 1,807 Views / 27 Replies  
Do you have any more information on what kind of setup they use? I'm curious why any large studio would accept the limitations of a powerbook for editing their shows.
Posted by Moon Potato, on Nov 2, 2005 at 08:36 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
That may be, but the celeron still has no place... 5,816 Views / 78 Replies  
That may be, but the celeron still has no place in a computer within Apple's price ranges. Full fledged pentium 4/pentium M systems are currently available for far less than most of apple's G4...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 31, 2005 at 02:49 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The way to get the highest quality out of a... 1,141 Views / 10 Replies  
The way to get the highest quality out of a VHS-to-digital transfer is to get a capture card or firewire bridge that either supports uncompressed, progressive or 60i (60 fields a second, interlaced)...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 30, 2005 at 01:47 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
On a powerbook, processor speed is going to be a... 1,807 Views / 27 Replies  
On a powerbook, processor speed is going to be a bottleneck before data rate in pretty much anything other than capturing uncompressed video, which you'd be insane to do on a mobile in the first...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 30, 2005 at 01:38 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
I don't think this will be the case (and... 5,816 Views / 78 Replies  
I don't think this will be the case (and certainly hope it won't be). Nobody will want to pay Apple prices for celeron hardware - the celeron is targeted at bargain basement computers, which only...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 30, 2005 at 01:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I was in almost the exact same situation as you... 1,081 Views / 26 Replies  
I was in almost the exact same situation as you until about a week ago... my answer was to borrow $800 and get the new 15", since I'm not going to be able to afford another upgrade until well after...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 30, 2005 at 01:04 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sticky: It's a RadTech NeoCase ... 1,071,947 Views / 4,110 Replies  
It's a RadTech NeoCase
http://powermax.com/cgi-global/generate_css_temp.cgi?p=a-rad-13-764

it's the only one i could find that specifically mentioned it was water-resistant... I'd hate to see my...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 30, 2005 at 03:34 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I've owned several firewire enclosures over the... 1,498 Views / 14 Replies  
I've owned several firewire enclosures over the past few years, and the only ones i've never had any trouble with are the ones from Other World Computing (though there are several on the market I...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 30, 2005 at 01:18 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Sticky: http://homepage.mac.com/slothpancreas/.Pictures/po... 1,071,947 Views / 4,110 Replies  
http://homepage.mac.com/slothpancreas/.Pictures/powerbook.jpg

New 1.67GHz 15" powerbook in a neoprene sleve with a 40GB portable firewire drive, all in a Kensington Saddlebag.
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 30, 2005 at 01:01 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Sorry to hear the old Pismo is being sent out to... 916 Views / 18 Replies  
Sorry to hear the old Pismo is being sent out to pasture... I just retired mine as well.
As far as the iBook vs. Powerbook debate goes, the iBook looks like a better deal on paper, but nobody knows...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 30, 2005 at 01:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I second the 2405FPW recommendation... I love... 655 Views / 3 Replies  
I second the 2405FPW recommendation... I love mine. It has pretty much any input you could ever want to use, is better (in most respects) and cheaper than anything comparable on the market. Keep an...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 30, 2005 at 01:26 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
There's no way apple would drop firewire 400. One... 1,807 Views / 27 Replies  
There's no way apple would drop firewire 400. One of the biggest strengths of the OSX platform is it's extensive video capabilities. Firewire helps sell copies of Final Cut, and iMovie (which needs...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 30, 2005 at 01:21 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
I'm really happy with the Dell 2405FPW I got - If... 1,164 Views / 6 Replies  
I'm really happy with the Dell 2405FPW I got - If you catch it during one of the markdowns to $779 (keep an eye on dealmac.com, techbargains.com, etc. for this), it's a real steal... it's 1920x1200,...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 30, 2005 at 01:03 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Aside from the aggressive mobile chip roadmap and... 5,072 Views / 62 Replies  
Aside from the aggressive mobile chip roadmap and hardware DRM, Intel gives steep discounts to customers that go Intel-only. That's why you can't get a Dell with an AMD chip in it.

I'm not too...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 30, 2005 at 12:50 AM, in Mac Desktops
If you have Toast 6 or later, burn it as a... 781 Views / 9 Replies  
If you have Toast 6 or later, burn it as a "DVD-ROM (UDF)" format, and make sure the disc name has only capital letters and underscores, for example: "LONG_MOVIE". Also, make sure the only contents...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 30, 2005 at 12:40 AM, in Applications
Just out of curiosity, what are you basing this... 3,796 Views / 53 Replies  
Just out of curiosity, what are you basing this on?

Has apple publicly revised their June 2006 time frame for beginning the Intel transition, or do we just have a lot of wishful thinkers on this...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 29, 2005 at 10:52 PM, in Mac Notebooks
The only time I had this trouble with a Pismo, it... 335 Views / 1 Replies  
The only time I had this trouble with a Pismo, it turned out to be a problem with the processor card. If you can make sure it's not an issue with the GPU (perhaps by seeing if you are able to let it...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 29, 2005 at 10:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I don't see Apple releasing any more powerbooks... 5,816 Views / 78 Replies  
I don't see Apple releasing any more powerbooks before the Intel 'books. If the 7448 didn't make the last update, it's not likely to be used at all - last week's update was timed perfectly to make...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 26, 2005 at 02:55 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I bought the 2405, and I'm very happy with it...... 1,408 Views / 26 Replies  
I bought the 2405, and I'm very happy with it... although the 2005 is roughly half the price, and not too much smaller.
Unless you need something that will display full frame 1080i video, the...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 26, 2005 at 02:21 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Poll: Rev. A Dual 2GHz G5 1.5GB RAM 200 and 250GB... 14,815 Views / 122 Replies  
Rev. A Dual 2GHz G5
1.5GB RAM
200 and 250GB 7200rpm HD's
Pioneer DVR-109
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
Dell 2405FPW 24" flat panel display
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 26, 2005 at 02:08 AM, in Mac Desktops
If you're satisfied with the selection of... 16,098 Views / 129 Replies  
If you're satisfied with the selection of software out for OSX now, then it's probably a good idea to buy. If you're going to have this as your main computer for more than a couple years, and will...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 26, 2005 at 01:41 AM, in Mac Desktops
Your setup will work great for standard... 638 Views / 6 Replies  
Your setup will work great for standard definition video projects... in fact, you could probably leave out the raptor in favor of a larger 7200rpm drive without taking a noticeable performance hit. ...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 26, 2005 at 01:28 AM, in Mac Desktops
The power consumption on the new 1.67GHz books... 3,796 Views / 53 Replies  
The power consumption on the new 1.67GHz books (at least the 15") seems to hinge mostly on how bright you have the screen set. At full brightness, it won't even get 3 hours out of a full charge. with...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 26, 2005 at 01:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The information is out there if you look for it.... 14,637 Views / 154 Replies  
The information is out there if you look for it. Freescale publicly announced that the 7448's would be availalbe in quantity by October. I was speculating on the availability of the low-power G5's,...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 25, 2005 at 06:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I just picked up one of the new 1.67GHz 15"... 3,312 Views / 70 Replies  
I just picked up one of the new 1.67GHz 15" books.

It's great for photoshop (I just did a project with 30 layers last night, and the only time I had to wait for the machine was while rotating the...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 25, 2005 at 06:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I just picked up a new 15" over the weekend, and... 8,262 Views / 97 Replies  
I just picked up a new 15" over the weekend, and have yet to hear the fan kick in (although I haven't used it for any hardcore encoding yet... just some minor final cut renders). The trackpad is less...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 24, 2005 at 09:00 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Both Freescale and IBM have faster CPU's... 14,637 Views / 154 Replies  
Both Freescale and IBM have faster CPU's available (and in the case of Freescale, more efficient as well), and even the current batch of G4's isn't going to have a problem "feeding" the GPU in highly...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 24, 2005 at 08:42 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think there was a typo on the apple site... it... 650 Views / 6 Replies  
I think there was a typo on the apple site... it says both 333MHz and PC4200 (533MHz) for the RAM, and they can't both be right.
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 19, 2005 at 07:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'd love to wait, but between my school and my... 30,725 Views / 306 Replies  
I'd love to wait, but between my school and my internship, I need to constantly be working in FCP, and I'm rarely home to use my G5 anymore. As much as I don't want to, I'm better off buying a...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 19, 2005 at 07:47 PM, in Mac Notebooks
No, but my school and my internship are. ... 14,637 Views / 154 Replies  
No, but my school and my internship are.

There's no good excuse for not upgrading the CPU and GPU... even if prices went up, I would love to have a powerbook that won't feel like a miserable piece...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 19, 2005 at 07:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
ugh... The last update was weak. This one was... 30,725 Views / 306 Replies  
ugh... The last update was weak. This one was just pathetic. No PPC 7448's or mobile G5's. No PCIe. No new GPU's.
Looks like I'm stuck spending $2000 on a piece of **** with a nice screen.
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 19, 2005 at 07:30 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'm really disappointed in the update too,... 662 Views / 7 Replies  
I'm really disappointed in the update too, especially since I need to buy a powerbook now. The new screens are welcome, as I've gotten used to working in 1920x1200, but there's no excuse for not...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 19, 2005 at 07:22 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'll be getting a 15". I've waited a long time... 828 Views / 11 Replies  
I'll be getting a 15".
I've waited a long time to buy one, hoping Apple would phase out the PPC 7447's and Radeon 9700's in favor of something better, but no luck there. I need to use final cut pro...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 19, 2005 at 07:10 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well, this was supposed to be the year of the HD.... 30,725 Views / 306 Replies  
Well, this was supposed to be the year of the HD.
I'd love to see higher-density displays in the powerbooks, though a lot of people seem to object to the idea. It'll be interesting to see which way...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 17, 2005 at 02:41 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Ugh... I really hope this doesn't happen. I need... 30,725 Views / 306 Replies  
Ugh... I really hope this doesn't happen. I need a laptop that will run FCP, and have been waiting patiently for a substantial powerbook update... but if the next batch still feature the same...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 14, 2005 at 01:27 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I've been using a pismo since 2001, and am... 30,725 Views / 306 Replies  
I've been using a pismo since 2001, and am chomping at the bit to buy a new powerbook, so I'm really hoping for something good this week. The last update was pretty disappointing, and considering...
Posted by Moon Potato, on Oct 10, 2005 at 06:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
 
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