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bio website eecs.berkeley.edu/~loarie
location Berkeley, CA
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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


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revised How to tune a musicbox
grammer
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revised How to tune a musicbox
added 2 characters in body
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answered How to tune a musicbox
Oct
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comment Any way to batch stabilize video files?
Do all your video clips need the same kind of stabilization? E.G. in Sony Vegas Pro (video editor) there is a stabilization feature but has numerous parameters to set depending on if the source material is handheld camera, moving object within frame, pan, tilt, etc. It's hard for me to imagine a one stop process that fixes it all. Generally, stabilization is carefully applied in a trial and error manner to allow for each unstable shot to be stabilized.
Oct
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comment What is the name of this minimalist film genre?
Thank you for the update.
Oct
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answered What is the name of this minimalist film genre?
Oct
18
answered Removing [“Bounding box”] in Sony Vegas
Oct
17
comment Removing [“Bounding box”] in Sony Vegas
Hey BillyNair, I won't be able to take closer look right away. Since you mention an upgrade/patch, I think it would be best for you contact Sony directly. Start here: sonycreativesoftware.com/support/technicalsupport.asp
Oct
16
answered Improve chroma key effect in Sony Vegas
Oct
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answered how to convert a video to black and white color without any shades
Oct
12
comment Removing [“Bounding box”] in Sony Vegas
Hey BillyNair, I have both versions. I will take a look and see if I can copy your error. Off hand I would say it sounds like some text editing feature is still engaged if you see that box. Are you sure all the pop up windows have been dismissed?
Oct
11
comment Removing [“Bounding box”] in Sony Vegas
Sony Vegas Pro or Movie Studio? Pro Titler or Scrolling or simple Text?
Sep
11
comment Mount a Camcorder on my Hat?
You're very welcome, hope this works out for you.
Sep
11
answered Mount a Camcorder on my Hat?
Aug
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answered Best way of presenting both 720p and 1080p screencasts
Aug
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revised filming objects that emit light in low light conditions
added 4 characters in body
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revised filming objects that emit light in low light conditions
edited body
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answered filming objects that emit light in low light conditions
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revised Compress video while keeping details
added 4 characters in body
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answered Compress video while keeping details