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  • Wed, Jun 21 2006 7:13 PM In reply to

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    Re: Two dilemmas??

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    Tomas, what that says is correct "surround sound monitoring via a USB-2 connection" you can hear the surround sound out. Nowhere there does it say you can capture in surround.

     

    Curt, being able to capture input from the spdif (digital input) would imply the ability to capture the surround audio. The additional verbage stating you can monitor Dolby Surround would then re-support that not only can you capture it but you can then monitor it.

     

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  • Wed, Jun 21 2006 7:18 PM In reply to

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    Re: Two dilemmas??

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    The post posted twice so disregard this.

     

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  • Wed, Jun 21 2006 7:46 PM In reply to

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    How does monitoring surround audio indicate the box captures surround? You can monitor your surround mix, thats exactly what it says and thats what it does, no doublespeak. You can read what you want into anything but nowhere does it say that the box can capture surround.

  • Wed, Jun 21 2006 8:30 PM In reply to

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    Re: Two dilemmas??

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    Liquid is only capable of capturing four channels of audio so there is no way it can capture 5.1 surround under any circumstances. It only supports capture of A1-A4 and it can only capture A3-4 from an IEEE source. So as the BOB is only setup to capture 2 channels analog, it is safe to assume it can only capture 2 channels either optical or coaxial. 

    The BOB does have audio out for powered speakers to monitor a timeline with a 5.1 surround mix. With 7.1, you can also monitor a 5.1 mix from an appropriate soundcard and speakers.

    While I may agree that the description of how the BOB functions is not perfectly clear, it is not incorrect either. No where does it say it can capture more than stereo audio through any inputs.

    As there is nothing more constructive to say on this subject, I am going to close this thread.

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  • Wed, Mar 28 2012 11:21 PM In reply to

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    "Top 10 Photoshop skills" for an Avid Editor/assistant

    I'm putting together a tutorial for some young assists.  I know everyone uses Avid and Photoshop in different capacities depending on the part of the business that you are working in but - What are some of the Photoshop skills that you find essential in your work?  Thanks in advance for your replies.

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  • Thu, Mar 29 2012 12:32 AM In reply to

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    Re: "Top 10 Photoshop skills" for an Avid Editor/assistant

    If you don't know what the producer wants to achieve, ask. Then get it done fast and with no more questions. Deliver the finished product with a smile; no disclaimers or explanations.

    That's all ten in the top ten list.

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  • Thu, Mar 29 2012 12:38 AM In reply to

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    Re: "Top 10 Photoshop skills" for an Avid Editor/assistant

    Pixel Monkey:

    If you don't know what the producer wants to achieve, ask. Then get it done fast and with no more questions. Deliver the finished product with a smile; no disclaimers or explanations.

    That's all ten in the top ten list.

    Can you make this into a tutorial Pixle monkey?  LOL... :-)

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    Re: "Top 10 Photoshop skills" for an Avid Editor/assistant

    They already did - 19 years ago Stick out tongue

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FWfKoc-MKM 

     

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  • Thu, Mar 29 2012 2:15 AM In reply to

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    Re: "Top 10 Photoshop skills" for an Avid Editor/assistant

    Pixel Monkey:

    If you don't know what the producer wants to achieve, ask. Then get it done fast and with no more questions. Deliver the finished product with a smile; no disclaimers or explanations.

    That's all ten in the top ten list.

     

    At least they took it seriously on the MC/mac side.  Of course we all get that since this is a pro board.   I was just asking for some professional input and instead got someone trying to run up their post count.  

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  • Thu, Mar 29 2012 3:06 AM In reply to

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    Re: "Top 10 Photoshop skills" for an Avid Editor/assistant

    Hi Jayson - Yeah I deserved that. it's been a 22-hour day.

    10. Learn Photoshop by never touching the mouse. Keyboard and pen.

    9. Learn the fundamental differences between the clone and heal tools. Most people aren't sure.

    8. Learn masks. Best way to do so is to download other people's templates and dissect them. Also learn Actions.

    7. Older versions of Photoshop are NOT fine. Get the latest version the day it comes out, and learn it within a week.

    6. Stand over people quietly and watch what they do. Even the masters learn something new every day.

    5. Learn about modes and color levels. They are imperitive for import/exporting the right way. Also learn channels -- I mean really learn them.

    4. Look on a cereal box. Look closely. See the small chart with the various colors? What are they? And why are they there? Once you figure that out, you're on your way to becoming an Art Director who creates entire styleguides.

    3. Seriously the 3rd most important one out there -- Learn what every single font in your system looks like, to the loint that you can identify them while out in the world -- AND even go so far as to learn how to draw them. Seriously.

    2. You are wrong, almost all the time. Your style is to copy others, not to have your own original thought...AND you'll be told so for the first 5 years of your career. If you can survive that, you'll make it as a graphic artist. And then, you'll be telling yourself that every day in order to become freaking awesome at what you do. It's when you can go through all the forthcoming criticism in your head WHILE you are designing something that you'll finally become a master of efficiency and style. 

    1. PLAY! Don't read manuals. Don't watch YouTube videos. Don't listen to me or anyone else. Hands-down the best designers, graphic artists, video editors (etc) are the ones that simply can't stop working. Open Photoshop and just start playing. Paint stuff. Mask stuff. Layer things and mess with the opacity. Now Multiply instead of overlay. Erase the eyes and insert paint flecks. Tweak. Erase. Change... yes, 99% will suck. Who cares. Just make stuff. Eventually it'll start working. Then you'll start working. And all of a sudden, you'll be working constantly. Correction -- You've been working constantly and you're finally getting paid for it. 

    As you can see, it doesn't matter if Photoshop is used for print or video. If you're paid, you're doing it for both. But if I was to add anything that was video editor specific, it would be to learn the VERY specific import/export sizes of video aspects. Specifically - are you creating a graphic for HD? Well, that doesn't necessarilly mean 1920x1080. Perhaps it was shot with a Panasonic HDX-900, which shoots DVC-ProHD at 960x720 and crossconverts it upon playback. Perhaps it's not NTSC but DV, which is a height difference of 6 pixels. How are those pixels compensated in video? (A hard question for many people to answer.)

     

    OK. Enough. Need sleep. Gotta be working again in 3 hours.

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  • Thu, Mar 29 2012 3:45 AM In reply to

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    Re: "Top 10 Photoshop skills" for an Avid Editor/assistant

    way to much red bull

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