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tarlen
From: Cactuslab
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 258

Looking for a team

Your message was picked up by the spam filter. It's there now. :-)

2010 - "Lift" (Ghost - Lighting/FX) - Late
2009 - "Omnipedia" (Religious - Producer/Editor)
2008 - "The Perfectionist" (Superhero - Producer/Director/Editor)
2007 - "Bane" (Monster - Producer/Director/Editor)
2005 - "Super Boy Meets Girl" (Superhero - FX)
2004 - "House of Raging Women" (Educational - FX)

tarlen
From: Cactuslab
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 258

Screening Room - getting an error message when trying to add a film?

in reply to TheNimbleMarmoset:

That should be fixed now.

Sam - if you can post links to the films in the screening room, and the corrected URLs here, I'll update them for you.

2010 - "Lift" (Ghost - Lighting/FX) - Late
2009 - "Omnipedia" (Religious - Producer/Editor)
2008 - "The Perfectionist" (Superhero - Producer/Director/Editor)
2007 - "Bane" (Monster - Producer/Director/Editor)
2005 - "Super Boy Meets Girl" (Superhero - FX)
2004 - "House of Raging Women" (Educational - FX)

tarlen
From: Cactuslab
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 258

Screening Room Upload

in reply to Manta:

Sure it is. I don't know what you're talking about.

2010 - "Lift" (Ghost - Lighting/FX) - Late
2009 - "Omnipedia" (Religious - Producer/Editor)
2008 - "The Perfectionist" (Superhero - Producer/Director/Editor)
2007 - "Bane" (Monster - Producer/Director/Editor)
2005 - "Super Boy Meets Girl" (Superhero - FX)
2004 - "House of Raging Women" (Educational - FX)

tarlen
From: Cactuslab
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 258

Rules Questions

in reply to lightandplanetary:

I'd change that to "people who have a budget to have MORE OF an advantage".

Teams that could fork out for decent cameras, lightning, editing software etc have always had an advantage, but it has been tempered somewhat by the need to have unpaid cast and crew, meaning they might not be able to attract good people to use the equipment to it's best.

That may change now, and it makes me sad too.

2010 - "Lift" (Ghost - Lighting/FX) - Late
2009 - "Omnipedia" (Religious - Producer/Editor)
2008 - "The Perfectionist" (Superhero - Producer/Director/Editor)
2007 - "Bane" (Monster - Producer/Director/Editor)
2005 - "Super Boy Meets Girl" (Superhero - FX)
2004 - "House of Raging Women" (Educational - FX)

tarlen
From: Cactuslab
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 258

Screening Room Views Error

in reply to mikedensem:

It would appear not. Looks like some development work is required here - we're looking into it.

2010 - "Lift" (Ghost - Lighting/FX) - Late
2009 - "Omnipedia" (Religious - Producer/Editor)
2008 - "The Perfectionist" (Superhero - Producer/Director/Editor)
2007 - "Bane" (Monster - Producer/Director/Editor)
2005 - "Super Boy Meets Girl" (Superhero - FX)
2004 - "House of Raging Women" (Educational - FX)

tarlen
From: Cactuslab
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 258

Screening Room Views Error

I claim innocence - the YouTube API is returning those numbers, so it's nothing at our end:

"yt$statistics": {
"favoriteCount": "0",
"viewCount": "10354195"
}

2010 - "Lift" (Ghost - Lighting/FX) - Late
2009 - "Omnipedia" (Religious - Producer/Editor)
2008 - "The Perfectionist" (Superhero - Producer/Director/Editor)
2007 - "Bane" (Monster - Producer/Director/Editor)
2005 - "Super Boy Meets Girl" (Superhero - FX)
2004 - "House of Raging Women" (Educational - FX)

tarlen
From: Cactuslab
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 258

Screening Room Views Error

Huh. I'll have a look to see if I can figure out what's going on.

2010 - "Lift" (Ghost - Lighting/FX) - Late
2009 - "Omnipedia" (Religious - Producer/Editor)
2008 - "The Perfectionist" (Superhero - Producer/Director/Editor)
2007 - "Bane" (Monster - Producer/Director/Editor)
2005 - "Super Boy Meets Girl" (Superhero - FX)
2004 - "House of Raging Women" (Educational - FX)

tarlen
From: Cactuslab
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 258

FCPX help!

FCPX has an option to transcode the original footage to a "native" format. If your initial footage is a less supported format (I'm looking at you AVCHD), then transcoding makes your editing/exporting process MUCH faster.

It does take time to, but you can set it up so it transcodes in the background. That way you'll have slow/jerky footage to start with, but silky smooth editing within a couple of hours.

2010 - "Lift" (Ghost - Lighting/FX) - Late
2009 - "Omnipedia" (Religious - Producer/Editor)
2008 - "The Perfectionist" (Superhero - Producer/Director/Editor)
2007 - "Bane" (Monster - Producer/Director/Editor)
2005 - "Super Boy Meets Girl" (Superhero - FX)
2004 - "House of Raging Women" (Educational - FX)

tarlen
From: Cactuslab
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 258

FCPX help!

It really shouldn't take any longer to export from FCPX than from any other editor. I have only used FCPX a bit some time ago, and not for a 48 Hours comp, but it always seemed fine to me.

The best piece of advice anyone can give you with regards to your workflow is test, test, then test again. Get the camera(s) you intend to use, and film 20-30 minutes of stuff with it (better if you can records 2 or 3 hours - point it at your TV! :-) ).

Try importing the footage into FCPX, chop it up and move it around until you've got 7 minutes worth. If you plan to do any FX, do some of those. Add music. Grade. Basically whatever you plan/hope to do, with whatever tools you plan to use.

Then export it to see how long it takes to export to the appropriate file format. Make sure the format meets the requirements, and test that it works on a few different computers.

If it does take too long, try exporting to other formats and converting with Handbrake.

Either way, figure out in advance what the best solution is for you, then STICK TO IT. There is always a temptation to change things at the last minute, and it seldom works out well. :-)

2010 - "Lift" (Ghost - Lighting/FX) - Late
2009 - "Omnipedia" (Religious - Producer/Editor)
2008 - "The Perfectionist" (Superhero - Producer/Director/Editor)
2007 - "Bane" (Monster - Producer/Director/Editor)
2005 - "Super Boy Meets Girl" (Superhero - FX)
2004 - "House of Raging Women" (Educational - FX)

tarlen
From: Cactuslab
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 258

LOST- Our Forums

in reply to dramamike:

Can you see them now? There was a bunch posted early this morning...

2010 - "Lift" (Ghost - Lighting/FX) - Late
2009 - "Omnipedia" (Religious - Producer/Editor)
2008 - "The Perfectionist" (Superhero - Producer/Director/Editor)
2007 - "Bane" (Monster - Producer/Director/Editor)
2005 - "Super Boy Meets Girl" (Superhero - FX)
2004 - "House of Raging Women" (Educational - FX)

tarlen
From: Cactuslab
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 258

LOST- Our Forums

Right, so you guys should no longer see any spam. I know I've kind of said that before, but this time I mean it. New users are being put into a moderation queue, so nothing they post appears on the forum until it's been approved.

Once we're sure a user is not a spammer, their account will be released so they can participate normally.

We're still looking at better ways to handle this, and better tools for moderators, but for now this will keep the crap off the main site.

2010 - "Lift" (Ghost - Lighting/FX) - Late
2009 - "Omnipedia" (Religious - Producer/Editor)
2008 - "The Perfectionist" (Superhero - Producer/Director/Editor)
2007 - "Bane" (Monster - Producer/Director/Editor)
2005 - "Super Boy Meets Girl" (Superhero - FX)
2004 - "House of Raging Women" (Educational - FX)

tarlen
From: Cactuslab
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 258

LOST- Our Forums

Man this sucks.

2010 - "Lift" (Ghost - Lighting/FX) - Late
2009 - "Omnipedia" (Religious - Producer/Editor)
2008 - "The Perfectionist" (Superhero - Producer/Director/Editor)
2007 - "Bane" (Monster - Producer/Director/Editor)
2005 - "Super Boy Meets Girl" (Superhero - FX)
2004 - "House of Raging Women" (Educational - FX)

tarlen
From: Cactuslab
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 258

LOST- Our Forums

in reply to IctusMortem:

Deep. :-)

I'm trying out the new Google CAPTCHA process for user registration, so please let me know if you do see any new spam come through.

2010 - "Lift" (Ghost - Lighting/FX) - Late
2009 - "Omnipedia" (Religious - Producer/Editor)
2008 - "The Perfectionist" (Superhero - Producer/Director/Editor)
2007 - "Bane" (Monster - Producer/Director/Editor)
2005 - "Super Boy Meets Girl" (Superhero - FX)
2004 - "House of Raging Women" (Educational - FX)

tarlen
From: Cactuslab
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 258

LOST- Our Forums

in reply to dramamike:

Thanks. :-)

I've solved the problem for now by disabling new user registrations. Certainly not a long term solution by any means, but it will help, and the forums usually aren't terribly busy until a couple of months prior to the event.

2010 - "Lift" (Ghost - Lighting/FX) - Late
2009 - "Omnipedia" (Religious - Producer/Editor)
2008 - "The Perfectionist" (Superhero - Producer/Director/Editor)
2007 - "Bane" (Monster - Producer/Director/Editor)
2005 - "Super Boy Meets Girl" (Superhero - FX)
2004 - "House of Raging Women" (Educational - FX)

tarlen
From: Cactuslab
Since: Mar 2011
Posts: 258

What has happened to the forums

We are aware of the issue, and are looking at solutions, but unfortunately it's far from the top of our priority list right now.

2010 - "Lift" (Ghost - Lighting/FX) - Late
2009 - "Omnipedia" (Religious - Producer/Editor)
2008 - "The Perfectionist" (Superhero - Producer/Director/Editor)
2007 - "Bane" (Monster - Producer/Director/Editor)
2005 - "Super Boy Meets Girl" (Superhero - FX)
2004 - "House of Raging Women" (Educational - FX)