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bio website eecs.berkeley.edu/~loarie
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I work as a Systems Administrator and a Technical Consultant to the Helpdesk for the EECS (Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences) Department at the University of California, Berkeley Campus. This has been my career for the last 24 years which began as an electronics technician. I worked my way to principal electronic tech and then crossed over to systems administration about 12 years ago. My strongest experience is with computer hardware and I am usually the go to guy when laptops and desktops start smoken or won't power up.

One of my most interesting assignments at Berkeley was in 1992. I was put on a special team with NASA trained techs to fabricate an assembly bound for the Arecibo radio telescope. This was a special 4 million FFT based spectrum analyzer for SETI project SERENDIP III under the direction of UC Berkeley physicist Dan Werthimer. I got to build hardware to listen for ET!

In my off hours since 1977 I have been working with music, still photography, and small scale sculptures some involving digital electronics. However in 2008 after a 35 year hiatus I have returned to my own independent cinematic (video) and music productions.

Presently I use a Sony camcorder (HDR-CX500v) and I use Sony Vegas Pro 10 as my main video and music editing suite. I have experience with both Windows Movie Maker and Windows Live Movie Maker, and I am a tiny bit familiar with iMovie. I also have a B.S. in Cinematography from SIU-Carbondale, 1974 and a M.F.A. in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College, 1977.

I am providing a link to my 'Linked in' profile:

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/phil-loarie/0/167/806


Jan
10
asked How to defeat the display info overlay on the HDMI output of the Canon XA25 including the status indicator?
Jan
9
comment Does anybody have suggestion to recreate this light trail effect?
Oh, by no means did I mean to discredit your answer, I was merely trying to enhance it from a historical perspective. It won't be long before many NLE will offer this effect if I am reading the demand correctly.
Jan
9
comment Does anybody have suggestion to recreate this light trail effect?
AJ, here is another one for your repertoire: There are specialized frame buffers configured to reiterate images as illustrated in the example. I credit Ed Tannenbaum for developing this device as far back as 1980 when it debuted at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. For more information Google with key words "Ed Tannenbaum Exploratorium". Ed is a colleague of mine and he told me that his inspiration for this device was from watching Norman McLaren's 1968 film "Pas de Deux".
Dec
17
revised Create quickly alternating clips in Premiere Pro
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Dec
17
answered Create quickly alternating clips in Premiere Pro
Nov
19
comment Why do some camcorders record in 1080i?
Don't forget that many broadcast stations (air waves vs. cable or satellite) broadcast in 1080i.
Nov
5
awarded  Necromancer
Oct
30
comment What is the difference between Refresh Rate and Flicker Rate?
Horatio, another example would be the pulse rate of a fluorescent light which also uses a phosphor coating. If the phosphor persistence is significantly less than the energizing pulse you would see flicker, or if you took a high speed motion image capture of the average fluorescent light, and then slowed it down you could see the Delta brightness aka flicker.
Oct
30
comment What is the difference between Refresh Rate and Flicker Rate?
Good find ! however refresh rate will affect how much flicker one perceives so refresh rate and flicker are related so more science to boot. Thank you.
Oct
30
comment What is the difference between Refresh Rate and Flicker Rate?
This behavior could be described using a function of time, such as Flicker Rate = Frame Rate / Persistence of Phosphor. So not art, maybe jargon, but certainly physical fact aka science.
Oct
29
revised What is the difference between Refresh Rate and Flicker Rate?
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Oct
29
revised What is the difference between Refresh Rate and Flicker Rate?
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Oct
29
comment What is the difference between Refresh Rate and Flicker Rate?
Guessing? I take it you both never had the pleasure of quality control testing for medical film recorders.
Oct
29
revised What is the difference between Refresh Rate and Flicker Rate?
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Oct
29
answered What is the difference between Refresh Rate and Flicker Rate?
Oct
8
comment Looking for a DVD menu maker which works best with Sony Vegas
You are very welcome.
Oct
5
answered Looking for a DVD menu maker which works best with Sony Vegas
Sep
6
comment Which video editing software is best compatible with RTL languages?
Thank you for making that clear to me, and I think AJ Henderson has it right.
Sep
5
comment Which video editing software is best compatible with RTL languages?
Oops, I may not have understood this very well, I was thinking text only, and you may be asking about text used within a video?
Sep
5
comment Which video editing software is best compatible with RTL languages?
Hello Aviran, just wanted to mention, the powers that may be may bounce this one because it is not explicitly related to Audio-Video Production.