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Jonathan H Pienaar

South Africa

Professional Final Cut Pro HD editor, with some experience in DVD Studio Pro, Motion and Shake. Currently working mainly for South Africa's version of "60 Minutes" - "Carte Blanche". I have not yet made the transition to FCP X -- I'm waiting for the dust to settle on that, so in the meantime a good resource is Larry Jordan ( Please don't post questions about hooking up PVRs, DVDs and hi-fis - there must be an Expert in the Home Entertainment section who can help you better than I can.

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20 years as a professional editor: worked in feature films, commercials, music videos and actuality.


High school, 2 years of university degree.

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2017-03-26 Video screen software and Java.:

Hi Richard    As far as I know, Java is backward compatible, so you should be able to download the latest JRE at Pick

2016-11-16 Combine DVD:

Hi James    I would do this in two stages. I'm not all that clued up on Blu-ray, but from what I can gather it is quite different from DVD. Then there is the definition issue: DVD is standard definition

2016-07-03 Handbrake:

Avidemux is reputable open source software. No adware or anything like that. I have used it for years on Linux and Mac without a problem. MPEG Streamclip is not open source, but the company that produces

2016-07-03 Handbrake:

I'm not sure what you mean by "recorded in mpeg-4". Do you mean create an mpeg-4 file for the DVD authoring software? Or the other way round?    If you /convert/ a DVD to MPEG-4, or author an MPEG-4 onto

2016-07-03 Video saving.:

Hi    I am shooting in the dark here, as my experience is in the Mac equivalent (i-DVD/DVD Studio Pro). All DVDs need to be in MPEG-2 format -- that's hardcoded into the hardware of a standard DVD player


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