4:3/SD - 720 x 480 16:9/HD - 1920 x 1080
2K - 2048 x 1556
4K - 4096 x 3116
4:3/SD - 720 x 480 16:9/HD - 1920 x 1080
2K - 2048 x 1556
4K - 4096 x 3116
An issue found with the My Panorama program not being able to find matching parts in two obviously overlapping photos that need stitching is solved. I had found that the 2 images need to be relatively the same size. The solution is to Resize one or the other images to match pixel size as closely as possible with either the height or the width (whichever is the matching side of concern).
Thanks for asking about ScanDigital….it gave me a challenge to have a quick look at what they do. I had a little further look at ScanDigital and from their description it appears that they may use claw and sprocket based technology and it seems to imply their 0.34 per foot is SD and 0.44 is HD (BTW that is USD!). It really does not state what they use and what technology…except they say projection and LED technology. My guess is that they use a projector with LED light source. The quality of the output is vague and they have no examples. They do state that they do all their work in a facility in Indianapolis, Indiana but in a number of other parts of their website they talk about scanning in Los Angeles (conflicting info). They certainly do not do 2K or 4K.
Creating Presets for Video/DVDs When creating DVDs we are limited to roughly 4.4 gigs of space on a disk. This means that the variety of video tapes destined for DVD will need to be re-sized by way of re-rendering thier bit rate. If for example they are captured as AVI's, the size will be much too large for DVDs. A 2 hour video will be some 27.5 gigs!! And that would require a re-compressing of the video with a preset of 4.42 mps.
Within Ultimate S in Vegas there are a number of the usual presets already made for our purposes; but sometimes we may need a preset that more suits our needs.
Proceedure to create a preset:
1. If within Ultimate S the preset does not exist in the drop-down list then we need to go a step prior to Ultimate S and go to File/Render As...
2. In the box of selections, as an example, find "Program Stream NTSC
3. The "Customize Template..." button will now become available. Click on it.
4. Most times you will only need to change the "Average (bps):" And even so, only needing to change the top digits of the 6,000,000 (to corespond to the say 5.7mbs that you need); so it would become 5,700,000
5. Now it is necessary to re-create this preset within Ultimate-S. Select one of the standards (ie.: NTSC DV with AC3 audio - or the widescreen version, ), click Edit List, from the Template drop down, select the preset created in Vegas; make sure "Save Project markers in media file is selected", click ADD!! Then select OLD template (you may need to expand column to confirm) and remove it. Click OK, then change the title in the Preset drop-down window(IMPORTANT), Then click on the Save icon (mouse-over says "Save the current preset"). Click OK on the dialog box. Warning: IF you didn't change the title you would have inadvertently obliterated the old preset of that name.
6. This newly created preset should now be at the bottom of the list within Ultimate S.
ISSUE: No Chapter Marks in Scene Selection in DVD Architect!!! The problem stemmed all the way back to creating the preset and not selecting the check mark "Save project markers in media file" in the dialogue box that comes up in Ultimate S when clicking on the Edit List... button. The clue will be that Markers will be listed as "False" in the list on the Render panel of Ultimate S. Be warned!!
Capturing with the Canopus capture box is the alternative to using the BlackMagic box; this is used when the customer requests an AVI container whereby we do not need to capture with FFV1 or FFV1.3 and then convert to AVI. When dealing with VHS or SVHS there are two ways to connect to the Canopus. VHS Connection:
With the VHS deck, where there is no S-video out, the video out is simply connected to the Video In on the front of the Canopus, as are the Left and Right of the Audio. The Canopus is then connected to the computer via Firewire, thereby including both video and audio.
The S-VHS deck has S-Video OUT. An S-Video cable thereby is connected to the S-Video IN on the front of the Canopus. Again, the Canopus is then connected to the computer via Firewire (video and audio included).
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Issue with the Canopus on Capture 2
If Vegas does not recognize the Canopus device - try powering everything down. Then disconnect the Canopus firewire as this is powering the Canopus, it will then re-set the Canopus when powering back up. This has seemed to solve this issue.
Overview We were switching back and forth between recording DAT tapes and audio cassettes. In the process one needs to change the Echo Console to to use a different clock timing source. For the DAT tapes the clock needs to be set to "S/PDIF" and for the analogue inputs (audio cassette, etc) the clock needs to be "internal".
When recording analogue we forgot to change the "clock" back to internal and this resulted in all the analogue (audio cassette, reel-to-reel) captures being to fast!
Adjust the speed of the audio by adjusting the "Time stretch / pitch shift". This can be found on the Vegas audio track properties (right click on the audio track in Vegas and select properties). Change the method to "classic". Check the "Lock to stretch" box and enter -8.15
Overview Need to repair a Umatic tape.
Use the scotch tape from the dispenser. Just make sure that no sticky surface is "showing".
Good video (same video on youtube....but the audio is very poor):
General Conventions Invariably each filming situation inherently comes with it's own prescribed settings needed for capture. With this list a collection of problems and solutions will be examined, described, and provided a solution with the most recent convention used. As the proficiency with the RetroScan increases updates to these solutions will be fine tuned.
The RetroScan comes with basic recommended settings which in cases that do not meet correctly shot film standards adjustments to the settings are made to suit the footage in question. Firstly, the Sensor Knob is set to the point just after (clockwise) where the film has stopped and is now moving smoothly. The sensitivity knob is used to calibrate the RetroScan to the sprocket holes and is referenced with the strobing green light that is to pulse every time a sprocket hole is counted. It should be rare that the sensitivity knob need be adjusted, and should be positioned (currently) at about 8:55. The setting of the sensitivity knob is just clockwise of the "chugging sound" that occurs when it is trying to keep up with the number of sprocket holes, you will note that dropped frames are noticeable when "sped-up action" occurs on the screen.
Next, the exposure knob is optimized at the noon (the 12 o'clock) position and normally should be kept as close to this position as possible (currently 11 o'clock works right now) given optimum footage.
The big brass "Cam Knob" is used to alter the very slight difference needed to adjust for the sprocket holes. While this appears to adjust the framing it is meant to be used for the sprocket hole calibration. However, it is safe to use in this regard when Image Stablization is not in use. Otherwise the "Framer" lever should be used for framing. It is implied that when Image Stabilization IS used that the Cam Knob NOT be used.
As well, the exposure knob needn't be changed once set. It is conventional thinking that leaving a richer image from the RetroScan machine side of things allows for more fine tuning at the capture, and later the vegas timeline side of things. this rationale seems to work especially for over exposed footage.
Problem: Over exposed footage.
Solution: use recommended settings on the machine, minimize the use of gain so that there will be substance to work with in Vegas. Once in vegas adjust with Ultimate S's Sony Levels and raise the output level to 0. Then increase the gain if needed.
Problem: Under exposed footage.
Item: Clear edge film does not process well with Image Stabilization ON.
Problem: Ripped / Damaged Sprocket Holes
Solution: One recent job had a slight rip from sprocket to sprocket, for a stretch of 3 to 5 sprockets. This would cause a capture that jumped up out of frame and/or jump to the left/right. It was necessary to capture this film with stabilization OFF. Little could be done to correct the remaining bumps and or jumps of the capture - they had to be edited on the timeline.
We store a master group of fonts in the folder: U:\User Data\All Users\Fonts
This has all the fonts that we've come across over the years.
In order to update the fonts of a PC:
1) Open control panel
2) Select the Fonts icon
3) Go to the master fonts folder, select all fonts, copy, and paste into the Fonts window opened in the previous step.
NOTE: Some fonts will not copy...so monitor the copy so that you can answer the prompts (otherwise it will stop and not finish until you do).
Mosaic process: C-A-M (CAM is the process used for publishing on Joomla)
C- first there has to be a category (stay away from K2!!!) For each of Film, Video, Photo, and Audio I created a root category for each.
A- then there has to be an article; this article will be blank, more a placeholder than anything else, but because we want to be able to switch between all mosaics this article will need to show the shortcode buttons for each respective Service category: Film, Video, Photo, Audio. This makes these mosaics all look alike and interact with each other.
M- then the Menu creation will tie everything together, uniting the article with the menu, the menu is the driving force whereby calling any other module on the page; ie. the header, everything else that goes on all pages, including the specific mosaic. The menu type is single article. Each mosaic will only be assigned to it's menu page; otherwise there will be a rocksproket error on the pages it is not meant for.
-The details tab must be finished first and then saved before moving on to the Modules Assignment tab, otherwise the correct menu page for the modules to be assigned will not show up when following through and clicking on their link in the list of various modules need for that page. If you link specific modules to other pages as well, an error will result on those pages that module is not intended for, these pages will need to be unlinked within in module manager; as an error page will show up and will try to direct you back to the Control Panel.
-So again, remember to associate the menu location and Parent (menu) Item, and then SAVE before moving on to the modules.
-in Page Display tab; DO NOT Show Page Heading! It will already be in the headerbar, and so is not needed.
None of these documentation files helped.
Creating custom themes for the Effortless Template.
1. Navigate to: Joomla! administrator/template manager/ Effortless - Default/ Options page
2. Under "Layouts" click the "Add" button to create a new layout.
3. Give it a name meaningful to your site: I used LHF
4. Then select a "Style" from the dropdown menu under Style. I chose sun-flower
5. Then and ONLY THEN (after doing the above) will you be able to "see" the newly created "box" BELOW (!!!) at the BOTTOM OF THE PAGE! In this box you MUST check all the pages that you want effected by the choices you have made regarding the style you have chosen.
Other avenues investigated regarding this problem:
turn off the "magic quotes gpc" for Joomla 3.x. This was a problem with other Joomla 3.x installs that I've done and had corrected the problem. While this did not affect the site or solve the current problem of 'style' I left the changes I've made in regards to changing/editing the htaccess.txt to a .htaccess file and creating a php5.ini file in the "administrator" folder. A backup of the htaccess.txt file was created and saved in a folder of the same name. This solved a prior login problem on other Joomla 3.x sites.
Support page for Yootheme: https://yootheme.com/support/new-to-yootheme
This page may prove to be useful in the future for this Effortless template: http://www.woorank.com/en/www/effortless-theme.com
This page from BDThemes was useless: http://www.docs.bdthemes.com/joomla-templates/effortless-joomla-template/fixed-menu-bar/
Yet another term "Profiles" (!): http://writenowdesign.com/blog/wordpress/wordpress-plugin-reviews/review-joomla-wordpress-framework-and-templates-yootheme-warp/3/
Once mastery of the "Warp" framework is reached this "Master Theme" might be useful: http://yootheme.com/blog/2014/01/20/warp-7-master-theme It boast being able to craft whatever site is desired (within the parameters of Warp 7).
Download: http://yootheme.com/themes/downloads Free apparently...?
Vegas 12 Procedures for Audio project Feschuk: Whereby Feschuk was recorded onto four (4) tracks as was possible on the reel-to-reel tape used, within Vegas:
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While scanning large projects (such as the Palma project) there are many complications to consider, thus requiring an approach and process to the project with the following guidelines that will help clear away or prepare for project anomalies that may occur.
Tracks: 1) Media/photo track
2) gradient track
- sony color gradient 1,
- light grey color - R 148, G 148, b 148, a 255
- Gradient Type: Elliptical
3) Music track
1) Create tracks
2) Drop photos on the track
3) Change the pan/crop of the first photo so that "stretch to fill frame" is NO.
4) Copy the photo with the pan change.
5) Select the next photo and all the photos to the end. Then paste attributes (right click). (all the photos should now have stretch to fill frame set to No.
6) Go to UltimateS photomotage and set to the follow.....
PST self assess PST needs to be paid on certain items that get used in the business but are NOT part of the final product sold. For example a camera, a duplicating tower, or a lens must all include PST, whereas blank DVD’s, CD’s, cases, etc are PST exempt.
PST self assessment occurs when one purchases something that does not have PST charged and should have. For example if we order something from the USA or out of province, the PST is not charged. In this situation we need to self assess the PST.
In the “enter bills” or “cheque” or “enter credit card charges” windows there are “expenses” and “items” tabs. Enter taxable item under the correct tab and use the tax code (either S or P) that will cause the PST to be generated in the tax box at the bottom of the form. Then under the “expense” tab enter the PST using the “PST Payable” account, the negative PST amount and a memo such as “PST SELF-ASSESS”.