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July 2008

tape trouble check vtr error message

Have you ever been capturing footage from tape and you get an error message that says: "Tape Trouble. Check VTR. Do not attempt to eject tape or use transport without checking VTR first." There's nothing wrong with the tape and it apparently has something to do with the way Final Cut Pro communicates with your ...

Time remaining on Compressor encodes

Do you ever wonder how long a Compressor encode might take? I finally figured this out the other day... If you open the Batch Monitor and click the info button on the currently running encode: You get an information window. Right there in the window is a Time Remaining entry! This was probably located in the manual somewhere ...

VHS is alive and well

I saw this gentleman taping the Indy 200 last Saturday night with a real, live, shoulder-mounted VHS camcorder! It even features a "compact flat loading mechanism!" The more things change the more they stay the same ....

RED releases REDrushes

FreshDV noted that RED has released new versions of a number of their tools. The RedAlert release now includes REDrushes, a batch processing application which looks to be a similar workflow to running the Quicktime reference proxies through Compressor. You should get better results in image quality in that REDrushes is working directly with the ...