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The Editor's Non-Linear Cheatsheet

Moving Picture Electronic Services is the leading Avid rental house in the South Eastern United States. We strive to provide a superior rental experience. We ship and support Avid products globally.
With our team of certified Avid ASCR’s, Broadcast Engineers, plus a depth of inventory, spare parts, hard drives and Broadcast rental equipment, we are able to “out support” our competitors in most cities. Our repeat customer base for over 6 years tells us so!

Our principle belief at Moving Picture is “All Things Possible at All Times.” Every member of the Moving Picture Team carries a pager and is available 24/7.

Call us for a quote and you will not be disappointed!
Regards,
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David Wells, President
Moving Picture Electronic Services
Since 1987
Serving the Film & Television Industry Since 1987
RENTING
Avid Media Composer®
Avid AdrenalineTM
Avid SymphonyTM
Avid DS NitrisTM
Avid Unity®
Avid Xpress®Pro w/Avid MojoTM
Hard Drives
Broadcast Video Equipment

PROVIDING
Avid® Certified Support Representatives (ACSR)
Avid® Certified Instruction (ACI)
Freelance Editor Referrals
Crew Referrals
Staffing of Film & Television Professionals
Broadcast Engineering & Integration

Broadcast Rental Inventory
ALL THINGS ELECTRONIC
Video Tape Recorders
Sony HDW F500 High-Definition Studio Player/Recorder
Sony DVW-A500 Component
Digital Betacam Recorder
(Digi-Beta Deck)
Sony BVW-70 Beta SP Studio Recorder / Editor W/ TBC
Sony UVW-1800 Beta SP Recorder / Player
Sony UVW-1800P Beta SP Recorder /
Player (PAL)
Sony DSR Series Decks Mini DV, DVCPRO, DVCAM / (NTSC & PAL)
Sony VP7020 3/4 Inch VTR Player
VHS Machines / (NTSC & PAL)

Terminal Equipment
Miranda DVC-800 Onboard Downconverter
Leader LV 5100D Waveform/Vectorscope,
SDI & Component
Panasonic WJMX-50 Switcher
Kramer Video Distributor 50VN
Leader LCG412B NTSC Pattern Generator
DPS-465 Serial Digital Video A/D, D/A Synchronizer

Teleprompter
Q-TV Teleprompters

Audio Editing
Pro Tools® 24 Mix Plus Audio Workstation

Audio Recorders / Players
Fostex PD-4 Portable DAT Recorder W/ TC
DAT Walkman Sony (TCD-D8)
Sony CD Player

Microphones
Sennheiser MKH-60, Sennheiser MKH-70
Sennheiser 816, Schoeps MK-41
Beyer Dynamic M58 Stick Microphone
Sanken Lavalier Microphone
Neuman KMR-81i, Neuman KMR-82i

Wireless Audio
Lectrosonic Wireless
Sonotram Lavalier Microphones
Senkin Lavalier Microphones
Comtek Line Level Transmitters
Comtek Receiver (IFB)

Audio Speakers & Amps
QSC Audio Amplifiers
Ashley Stereo Amp 200 Watts RMS
Peavy Impulse 1015 Speakers
JBL 15” 2-way Speakers
Anchor Liberty Speakers
Mackie HR824 Reference Monitors

Video Cameras
Sony HDW F900 HDCAM 24P Camcorder
Sony DVW-790 WS Digibetacam Camera
Sony DVW-700 WS Digibetacam Camera
Sony BVW D600 Betacam Camera
Sony DSR-PD150 DVCAM Camera
Canon XL-1 DV Camera

Video Monitors
Astro 6” HD/SD Onboard Monitor w/field kit
Sony PVM-14M4U Monitor
Sony PVM-20N2U 20 Inch Multi Scan Monitor
Sony PVM-20M4U 20 Inch Broadcast Monitor
Panasonic CT-2010Y 20 Inch Monitor
Sony PVM-9L3 AC/DC Monitor
Sony PVM-8041 AC/DC Monitor
Sony 8mm Combo EVM-8010-R
Sony GVD-1000 DV Recorder/Mon.(Clam Shell)

Wireless Video
Modulus 3000 Video Transmitters
Avalon Diversity UHF/VHF Video Receivers

Video Printers
Mitsubishi Color Video Printer CP700U (RGB)
Sony Color Video Printer UP-1200A
Sony B & W Video Printer UP-880

Audio Mixers
PSC M-4, 4 Channel Mixer
Mackie Designs 1202, 1404, 1604 Mixers
Audio Accessories
Denecke Time Code Slate
Denecke Time Code Generator
K-Tech ENG (short) Boompole
VDB Boompole (1404)

Lighting
Arri & Lowell Lighting Kits

Generators
Honda EU3000is (3000 watt) Generator
Yamaha 1000 Watt Generator

Walkie Talkies
Motorola UHF Walkie Talkies, NEXTEL 2-Way

Staffing of Film & Television Professionals / Crew Services
Avid® Editors
HD Engineers
Broadcast Engineers
Directors of Photography
BetaCam Camera & Crews
Video Cameramen
Location Sound Mixers
Video Assist Operators
Boom Operators
Teleprompter Operators
The above is just a portion of our rental inventory — Call or email to request a complete list.
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RENTING
Avid Media Composer®
Avid Adrenaline™
Avid Symphony™
Avid DS Nitris™
Avid Unity®
Avid Xpress®Pro w/Avid Mojo™
Hard Drives
Broadcast Video Equipment
PROVIDING
Avid® Certified
Support Representatives
(ACSR’s)
Avid® Certified Instruction (ACI)
Broadcast Engineering & Integration
Freelance Editors
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  Resolution Time (in minutes/GB)
Number of Audio Tracks
0 2 4 8
Two
Fields
1:1 .8 .8 .8 .8
2:1 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.8
3:1 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.6
10:1 8.3 7.6 7.2 6.2
20:1 16.6 14.1 12.3 9.8
Single
Field
2:1s 5.8 5.5 5.2 4.7
4:1s 11.6 10.5 9.4 7.9
15:1s 48.5 32.1 24.5 16.1
These numbers are the approximate disk storage per gigabyte for each resolution.
Actual Storage will differ depending on the complexity of the image.
For example: A simple image of a talking head with a plain background uses
less storage space than a moving wide shot of a forest.
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Single Field AVRs
FPS AVR 2s AVR 3s AVR 4s AVR 6s AVR 8s AVR 9s
30/25 32 29 20 15 7 5
24 47 32 23 17 9 6
Two-Field AVRs
  AVR 70 AVR 71 AVR 75 AVR 77 AVR 12  
30/25 7 6 4 3 19  
These numbers are the approximate disk storage per gigabyte for each resolution.
Actual Storage will differ depending on the complexity of the image.
For example: A simple image of a talking head with a plain background uses
less storage space than a moving wide shot of a forest.
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Frame Rate Capture Playback Render Mix
25i/30i
(PAL/NTSC)
1:1, 1:1x
2:1, 3:1, 10:1, 20:1
2:1s. 4:1s. 15:1s
4:1m, 10:1m
DV25

1:1, 1:1x
2:1. 3:1,10:1, 20:1
2:1s. 4:1s. 15:1s
4:1m, 10:1m
DV25
DV50, IMX50

AVR 77, 75b, 70b, 12
AVR 9s, 8s, 6s, 4s, 3s, 2s
AVR 6m, 4m, 3m, 2m

1:1, 1:1x
2:1. 3:1,10:1, 20:1
2:1s. 4:1s. 15:1s
4:1m, 10:1m
DV25
DV50, IMX50
Yes*
24p 1:1, 1:1x
2:1, 3:1, 14:1, 28:1, 35:1
3:1m, 8:1m
1:1, 1:1x
2:1, 3:1, 14:1, 28:1, 35:1
3:1m, 8:1m
1:1, 1:1x
2:1, 3:1, 14:1, 28:1, 35:1
3:1m, 8:1m
Yes*
Note: DV25 includes three types (NTSC 4:1:1, PAL 4:1:1, and PAL 4:2:0).
*All resolutions are mixable within the same frame rate.
Did you Know?
tv-icon Holding down the option key while clicking on the timeline views will change the Save As option to Replace. This allows you to replace unused timeline views.
 
reel If you hold down the option key while pressing Matchframe the system will keep the original in and out points set for the clip.
 
tv-icon Option key plus dragging a trim roller allows single frame motion while trimming.
 
reel Control key plus trimming A or B side adds black filler to maintain sync.
 
tv-icon Control key plus clicking in the timeline allows lassoing within the timeline.
 
reel If you type DumpMaxPeaks into the console it will list a peak level for each audio channel
 
tv-icon The Audio Tool displays a peak level and most decks only show an average level. This is why the signal in the Avid appears lower when monitored on a deck.
 
reel You could easily obtain the total running time for some or all clips in a bin through the console. Select the clips you would like to get the total running time for, then hold down the command key while hitting the letter i. This will open the console automatically and                display the total number of clips selected and the combined running time.
 
tv-icon Control plus double clicking on a title in a bin will allow you to revise a title without affecting the original title in the bin or on the timeline.
What is Blanking?
I’m sure you’ve noticed it. Blanking is that thin line of black you see on the edges of an image, most noticeable when using a Picture in Picture effect. The blanking consists of 5 lines above each field in NTSC and 8 above each field for PAL. These lines can be used to store additional encoded information such as close captioning, edgecodes or key numbers for film projects, or various interactive or enhanced TV Codes.
Drop vs.non-Drop
Non-Drop frame counts frames at 30 fps, this causes a problem with timing. A show that is exactly one hour in duration will actually have a running time that is 108 frames over the hour mark. Drop frame corrects this frame count problem by skipping two frame numbers per minute (except for the tenth minute). This allows the shows running time to match the real time playback
(TC 01:00:00:00 = 1 hour real time). Use drop frame for broadcast material and non-drop for corporate or film transfers when cutting at 24 fps.
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DB9 pin - Serial connector, found on Sony tape decks for deck controller input, and on IBM Serial Ports.
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D60 pin - Fast SCSI connector to ATTO Ultra SCSI PCI board.
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VHDCI - (Very Hi-Density Connector Interface) Ultra SCSI (LVD) Connector used on Meridien based Avid Systems.
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Apple ADB - (Apple Desktop Bus) - 4 pin. Keyboard, Mouse or Trackballs use this connecter.
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Apple Serial Connector - 9 Pin. Used for Modems, Printers, Localtalk Networks, Deck Controllers, and many other devices.
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To Convert Into Multiply By To Convert Into Multiply By
Centimeters inches .394 Meters yards 1.094
Cubic centimeters cubic inches .061 Miles kilometers 1.609
Cubic feet cubic meters .028 Milliliter (c.c.) ounces (fluid) .034
Cubic inches cubic centimeters 16.387 Milliliter inches .039
Cubic meters cubic feet 35.315 Ounces (avdp.) grams 28.350
Cubic meters cubic yards 1.308 Ounces (fluid) liters .030
Cubic yards cubic meters .765 Ounces (fluid) milliliters (c.c.) 29.573
Feet meters .305 Pints liters .473
Gallons (imperial) liters 4.506 Pounds kilograms .454
Gallons (U.S.) liters 3.785 Quarts liters .946
Grams ounces (avdp.) .035 Sq. centimeters square inches .155
Inches centimeters 2.540 Square feet square meters .093
Inches millimeters 25.400 Square inches sq. centimeters 6.452
Kilograms pounds 2.205 Square kilometers square miles .386
Kilometers miles .621 Square meters square feet 10.764
Liters gallons (imperial) .220 Square meters square yards 1.196
Liters gallons (U.S.) .264 Square yards square meters .836
Liters ounces (fluid) 33.814 Ton (2000 lbs.) ton, metric .907
Liters pints 2.113 Ton, metric ton (2000 lbs.) 1.102
Liters quarts 1.057 Yards meters .914
Meters feet 3.281      
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The 35mm, 16mm, Super 35 and Super 16 sizes are full aperture ratios, or without any masks.
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Alitalia 800-223-5730 Delta 800-221-1212
Air Canada 888-247-2262 Iberia 800-772-4642
Air France 800-237-2747 Jet Blue 800-538-2583
Air Jamaica 800-523-5585 Lufthansa 800-645-3880
American 800-433-7300 Midwest Exp. 800-452-2022
AirTran 800-825-8538 Northwest 800-225-2525
ATA 800-435-9282 Qantas 800-227-4500
Avianca 800-284-2622 Southwest 800-435-9792
BWIA Int. 800-538-2942 United 800-241-6522
Bahamasair 800-222-4262 US Airways 800-428-4322
British Air 800-247-9297 Varig 800-468-2744
Cathay Pacific 800-233-2742 Virgin 800-862-8621
Continental 800-523-3273    
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UPS 800-742-5877
Fed-Express 800-463-3339
Delta Dash 800-638-7333
Airborne Express 800-247-2676
DHL 800-225-5345
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