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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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comment Shoot moving clouds
oops didn't get in 5 seconds...Good one dwwilson. I have some extra things to add: In Post Vegas for example can only speed up or slow down by a factor of 4, so an hour sped up would be 15 minutes. However, there maybe plugins that will extend the range such as Twixtor. In production, the best in camera time-lapse work I've seen is Adonis Pulatus, he recommends one exposure every 1 second with a 1/2 second shutter time--this gets rid of blipps. Most experienced in camera time-lapse pros will recommend "Drag the Shutter" to make things smooth as you can't really fix the blips in post.
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comment Shoot moving clouds
Good one, have some extra things to add:
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answered Video capture device for senior citizen
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answered How does the “AUTO TAKE” feature on the Panasonic WJ-MX12 work?
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comment How do I create a zoom transition in Premiere Elements 9?
I think it would be helpful if you included a link to an example (youtube or like) of what you are exactly looking for, and another link to the "non-transitioning zoom that "jumps" into zoom from one frame to the other."
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comment What are the audio production capabilities in Sony Vegas Pro because I see mostly plug-ins only?
I still have a lot to learn with any editor, and Vegas has been nice to me, things are fairly logical and don't take too long to grasp. Thank you dwwilson66 for contributing--great foot notes on history.
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revised What are the audio production capabilities in Sony Vegas Pro because I see mostly plug-ins only?
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answered What are the audio production capabilities in Sony Vegas Pro because I see mostly plug-ins only?
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answered Editing AVCHD on older XP host?
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comment exporting .mov vr to multiple still frames
Calling all "artlantis" experts, this has your name on it. :>
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comment exporting .mov vr to multiple still frames
I assume you do not have access to the original files before they were made into a Quicktime VR? It seems you are asking to reverse engineer what Quicktime created, were these converted to make panoramic shots?