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    Lynn Cress lcress's Avatar
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    Pretty quiet in here

    Wow, not a peep out of anybody in a week.

    I'm reminded of the expression, "Will the last one to leave please turn out the lights."

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    LOL!!!!!
    Yep, pretty dismal. With no information forthcoming, I feel betrayed by Newtek.

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    quiet

    I is almost, I mean almost, makeing me go back to tape
    tp tape editing. My 2 old antiques.
    Pete
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    CAN you still find tape anywhere?
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    tape

    They don't make it any more but they came with aprox
    1200 lbs of old servicable tapes.

    All gone now.

    Pete
    Pete Draves
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    What would you guys have them tell you?

    Their policy is not to speak about products until they are ready.

    They have nothing to show you. Thus, the quiet.

    Though, since this is the user forum, I would venture to say that not too many users have a need for this forum: if you are using SE, it works for you and you probably don't need help with it and if you aren't you have probably moved on. Who is left to converse and about what????

    Oh, my bad. Tape!
    Last edited by UnCommonGrafx; 10-08-2011 at 04:03 PM. Reason: The who would be us.

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    tape??

    I don't grouse about the lack of new things for VT5 either.
    I didn't post all of my antique machines.

    2 2 inch quad
    1 1 inch
    1 3/4 inch
    1 SVHS machine

    All old but VT takes all of the antique inputs. Oh yes we shall not get into
    time base correctors some of which weigh 80 lbs or fit only into ISA slots.

    My main editor is SE2 it does things no other editor can do speedily.

    Yes I have other editors as well.

    I am not complaining, just having fun. (at least 5 lbs worth)

    Pete
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    All is working well for me. I just did my first slideshow using the storyboard and was blown away at the speed I got it all done. The client liked it too, he was sitting next to me making requests and often before he finished asking I already had it done to play back.
    Still haven't had the opportunity to use the new chroma-key. Where is that green screen project? Most of my editing has been multi-cam concerts using Chin's plug-in, so I mostly mess with colour balancing clips and a bit of compositing.
    As is here: http://www.youtube.com/user/Xaliman8


    I drop by this forum everyday hoping for word on bug fixes, new features, how to tips etc. All is working well with SE2.1 so I got no paining to rant about.

    It would be real cool if Newtek would boycott Wall Street and only sell Tricasters to alternative and truthful media outlets. Small is beautiful, small is the future.
    Last edited by donx; 10-08-2011 at 08:33 PM.

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    As I tell students,
    You are frustrated most when you care. Not at all when you don't.

    It is my editor of choice.

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    Wow, Pete. Looks like you have enough to start a museum. Saw your pick of the RCA 2". We had Ampex 2000's (hence my avatar). Can't really see it on the screen but its a "Santa's Toyshop" promo on the color monitor. Those were the days.

    Don't you just miss the banding? Couldn't hardly edit on 2" well, but when 1" came out we thought we'd died and gone to heaven. Only had to worry about the joys of color framing then.

    I am so spoiled now with editing on the desktop. Guess that's why I don't complain about every little thing that SE doesn't do. Because for me, an edit's an edit. No color framing probs, no glitches, no tape dropouts, etc.

    Imagine how pissed all the newbies would be if we suddenly were thrust back into linear editing on tape. "Whada-ya mean I can't just extend this clip by 10 frames? You mean I have to roll this whole thing over to another worktape and lose a generation just to insert this new shot?!!"

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    yup

    And it all beats a movieola.

    At least my 1 inch has dynamic slo-mo tracking. And it wont work without
    the giant 80 lb TBC.

    I feel the same as you SE is quick and fast. Those who want Boris fx
    don;t know how to key-frame motions work is SE. Myself being an old LightWave user caught on to that pretty fast.
    For the few things I really need I do have the adobe suite. The authoring
    program of choice is Encore.
    The really big RCA quad in the picture weighs in at approx 1900 lbs.
    Imagine taking that machine on location. There were stations that had them in trucks. Ch 10 Milwaukee was one.
    The first one I used still had "tubes".
    Pete
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    Ah, the "good old days...."

    I started my career editing 2" quad tape with a microscope, chemicals, razor blade, and splicing tape.

    Then it was on to shooting film with a blimped camera and a 60 pound Magnasync 16mm film recorder. I thought I was in heaven when I graduated to a 20 pound Eclair NPR camera and 10 pound Nagra III recorder.

    I still have an editing bench with rewinders, synchronizer, viewer, splicers, and an upright Moviola at home which, ironically, I will be using next week to identify and inventory mag sound tracks and picture footage for an archive. I have to admit it feels good to get my hands dirty with that old film footage.

    But, these are new times, so I'm off to do a shoot with my 3 pound camcorder and shotgun mic. Then it's back to editing with SE on my laptop.

    I wonder what will be written years from now when a 3 pound camcorder and laptop editing become "The good old days...."

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    Quote Originally Posted by dweinkauf View Post
    I wonder what will be written years from now when a 3 pound camcorder and laptop editing become "The good old days...."
    And when I was a boy, I had to skirt around the woolly mammoths stuck in head-high snowdrifts on the way to school, walking 25 miles each way - uphill in both directions.
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    ice

    You!
    You were the guy who threw snowballs into my cave painting workshop.
    This thing is degrading just like all of us old guys.
    We are the survivors. "By the skin of our teeth".
    Pete
    Last edited by Pete Draves; 10-09-2011 at 12:26 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Draves View Post
    You! You were the guy who threw snowballs into my cave painting workshop.
    You got me. Happily that day I was able to outrun you (I'm not sure I could do it again now!)
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