16 October 2009

Editing On Set!

I'm blogging live from the set of a short film produced by Samsung / Fort Productions to promote their new line of wireless streaming BluRay players.  What am I doing here?  I'm camping out in the video village, laptop, P2 reader and stack of hard-drives to boot (no pun intended).

The film is a cohesive action-short that is being embedded into the latest line of promotional materials.  They're shooting "tapeless" Panasonic P2, VariCam 24p.  The P2 footage is coming in as the AVC-Intra codec and we're importing them into Final Cut Pro (Fort is strictly a FCP house) as Apple ProRez 4:2:2 (HQ). The footage recording to the cards is far smaller than the unwrapped MXF files, but thanks to the FW800 P2 card reader we're not being held up too much.

Camera assistant is swinging by, more footage.  Will continue to blog about the experience of dealing with this crazy Intra format!

14 October 2009

Updates Coming Soon

Hi everyone!

Keep on the look out, as a new Demo Reel and over-all website changes will be happening soon!  Very exciting stuff coming down the line!

04 October 2009

The Editor Updates :: After Effects

As you all know, we currently had very bad luck with installing Photoshop CS and CS2.  I'm currently waiting on my current employer to extend their licenses for their production suite so I can get some extra work for them (read: so I can open Photoshop without crashing my computer).

I have installed After Effects CS3 and had o.k. luck with it.  It operates in the same way that 6.0 did :: it works, just really unstable when preforming particular featuers (such as frame paint).  I'm going to see if I need to upgrade the current version of CS3, or if Adobe is just telling everyone to go to CS4.

I'll try to nail down some of these issues in more detail as AFX works comes rolling in. It is a little difficult to isolate the issues whilst just playing around.

That being said, I have yet to experience the system-wide crash caused by Photoshop.

01 October 2009

The Editor Upgrades :: Weekend on hold

Today is the big moving day. Will get to testing part three (After
Effects) tonight once I'm in the new space.

Wish me luck, I'm gonna need it!

Peter Haas
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