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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


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.
Sep
5
answered Which video editing software is best compatible with RTL languages?
Aug
30
comment Stream from a windows desktop to multiple TVs/apartments on a separate channel
Thank you AJ Henderson, between the both of us, we certainly have provided some options to explore.
Aug
29
comment Stream from a windows desktop to multiple TVs/apartments on a separate channel
I have to say that your coverage of cable is well done and creates awareness of alternate albeit a more traditional approach. I think the answer for John Qualis is going to come down to what type of TVs his apartment dwellers have, older cable based TVs vs. modern Smart TVs.
Aug
29
revised Stream from a windows desktop to multiple TVs/apartments on a separate channel
added 585 characters in body
Aug
29
comment Stream from a windows desktop to multiple TVs/apartments on a separate channel
I agree that I did not cover cable systems even though technically these are a type of broadcast. However, AJ Henderson the question does not once mention cable systems, that's your interpretation.
Aug
28
answered Stream from a windows desktop to multiple TVs/apartments on a separate channel
Aug
22
answered Is there a text effect for Sony Vegas Movie Studio for light reflecting off metal?
Aug
20
comment Why is Adobe Premiere Pro / Adobe Media Encoder freezing my computer when rendering?
If you can, a sure way to tell if your machine is resource bound, test the same render on an identical machine but with 16 GB to 24 GB of memory. If it does not freeze on this other machine then you know you will need more memory on your machine.
Aug
20
comment Why is Adobe Premiere Pro / Adobe Media Encoder freezing my computer when rendering?
When the computer freezes, have you let it go for another 5 minutes to see if it gets moving again? Otherwise, I think that since it only does this at the 'best' setting, you likely have a resource issue.
Aug
20
comment Why is Adobe Premiere Pro / Adobe Media Encoder freezing my computer when rendering?
How much memory? More than 4 GB? Assuming you have a 64 bit architecture too. Also, please describe the time line as in how many video tracks, how many audio tracks, and types of effects. All of this would be useful to understand demand vs. resources.
Aug
16
answered Minimal working frame rate for H264 codec
Aug
9
comment Make a cinema box around a video clip
+1 for identifying consumer vs. pro NLE issues.
Aug
9
comment Resulting video is bad always on the same place
I hesitate to answer this without seeing the problem or looking at your Vegas timeline to see how it has been set up, properties etc, and I would also need to know the computer. Vegas Pro can have some serious problems if the computer does not have the horse power, its severely limited by available resources.
Aug
1
comment DSLR RAW video: 1080p or 720p?
What is your deliverable?
Aug
1
comment Are comedy shows recorded with live audiences?
Good clue on checking for tickets +1 for you. Also, laugh tracks can be called 'canned laughter', here's a little history from wiki, seems like this started in the 1940s:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laugh_track
Jul
24
revised Are stars in Movies realistic?
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