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Chris Tompkins

Producer & Director Since 1993.
Offering High Quality Video Services.
Member Since:
August 17th 2003
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Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
Premiere Pro 6.0.5 - m2ts no audio/sound
by Jackson Redshaw 4 weeks ago
Hey, Having an issue importing m2ts files into Premiere Pro. They import with no audio. I've tried a number of fixes that I have found on Google with no success. Things I've tried: 1. Re-installing Pr
Re: Premiere Pro 6.0.5 - m2ts no audio/sound
by Chris Tompkins 4 weeks ago
Can you convert first Chris
.prores Files
by Phil Evans 3 years ago
Hello all I have been sent some rushes and amongst the .movs are also .prores, .pcm and xml files. I was just wondering how I could have a look at the .prores files - I can't seem to open them in QT o
Re: .prores Files
by Chris Tompkins 1 month ago
.prores for a file extension is new to me. Prores is the codec. They should be .MOV files. What did your files from Chris
Exporting to 16:9 advice please
by Dougie Campbell 1 month ago
Hi there, I'm looking for some advice on exporting to 16:9 please. I'm exporting at 1920 1080. In the past, there have been times where everything has looked ok on my pc yet after exporting a head may
Re: Exporting to 16:9 advice please
by Chris Tompkins 1 month ago
Export - choosing the DVD mpeg2 option. Once the DVD compliant files are ready, import them into Adobe Encore or your choice app for Disc authoring. Chris
Adidas Battle Pack Commercial
by Rob Jennings 2 months ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=--CeaG_rH64&feature=kp Could anyone provide insight into how this was made Absolutely stunning commercial work. Thanks
Re: Adidas Battle Pack Commercial
by Chris Tompkins 1 month ago
3D software Chris
Totally screwed up frame rate issue
by Todd VanSlyck 1 month ago
I've got a screwy situation here and was wondering if one of you could help me. I borrowed a Panasonic HVX200AP P2 camera to use as a second camera to shoot a graduation ceremony. I set the capture mo
Re: Totally screwed up frame rate issue
by Chris Tompkins 1 month ago
You can use 24p footage in a 30p edit and not have any speed change... Chris
P2 Progressive Footage looks interlaced in Premiere Pro CC
by Faraz Mozafarian 2 months ago
I have some 720 24p footage I shot on my Panasonic HPX-170. The source file says progressive. I create a new sequence by dragging the source file onto an empty timeline to match the settings. However,
Re: P2 Progressive Footage looks interlaced in Premiere Pro CC
by Chris Tompkins 2 months ago
yes, it might help to post a short clip here. Chris
What to do w/ the legacy AJ-SDX900 cams?
by Sam Lee 2 months ago
Couldn't find tape-based Panasonic forum to post. But I'm facing a dilemma w the AJ-SDX900 cam. Even it's over 10 years old, taking the same 2 3" HD lens over to this legacy body still produce pretty
Re: What to do w/ the legacy AJ-SDX900 cams?
by Chris Tompkins 2 months ago
Hang on to it for the occasional SD only job or just sell it or donate it to a school college church. I'm sure it has made you some money over the years. Can't think of a good use for SD cams anymore.
Freelance video, new to DSLR
by Neil Orman 2 months ago
Hi, I have my first freelance video shoot using a DSLR camera and had a couple of questions for people with DSLR experience. I recently got a Canon 5D Mark III but come from a camcorder background, an
Re: Freelance video, new to DSLR
by Chris Tompkins 2 months ago
Being new to the camera and shooting kids (very active) getting into the menu switching formats might be the last thing you want to deal with on the fly like that. Shoot all 720, make it easy. JMO Chr
Premier pro cc export issues
by Michael Lavis 2 months ago
Hi I am experiencing a problem since moving over to premier pro cc from FCP. The problem I'm having is that when i have finished my edit and export my sequence and watch the film back I am seeing glit
Re: Premier pro cc export issues
by Chris Tompkins 2 months ago
Export a 25p version and check that. Chris
PrPro export to quicktime. HD
by Alan Stephens 3 years ago
I need to export from PrPro CS5.5 to a quicktime file (.mov) so I can import into a Finalcut 7 project. I'm using the great green screen in PRPro, but need to finish a FC project. PrPro or media encod
Re: PrPro export to quicktime. HD
by Chris Tompkins 3 months ago
Ya, the Prores codec is not free, there are apps to buy which come with it. Sending to cue using AME is nice for cueing up several vids to render, also does not tie up Pr. Use the Avid codex Dnx, it's
Strange audio glitch on output - is this a bug?
by Joe Chow 3 months ago
I had this problem a couple of months ago and posted something about on another forum, and I'm having the same problem again. Basically, it happens when I stack 2 or more audio dissolves fades on audi
Re: Strange audio glitch on output - is this a bug?
by Chris Tompkins 3 months ago
I've run into this issue as well. Had to export the audio only to a mixdown track and import that back in for final exporting. Chris
PRE PRO CC - Render work area befor exporting?
by Duca Simone Luchini 3 months ago
Hello everybody, I'd like to know if is necessary to render the entire work area sequence BEFORE exporting or not. I mean, if my work area is not completely rendered (to previsualize) it affects the e
Re: PRE PRO CC - Render work area befor exporting?
by Chris Tompkins 3 months ago
No need to render, Pr will refer to the raw material for export. Unless, you want to use the render files in your export, that is a checkbox option. Chris
Lenses for GH4
by James Dow 3 months ago
I've been shooting with an HVX200a for years but now I want to jump into DSLR video. I was about ready to plunk down the $$ for a Canon C100, as I already have some nice lenses. Now I'm intrigued by w
Re: Lenses for GH4
by Chris Tompkins 3 months ago
Ahh, yes. I have a 25mm Lumix f1.4 that is amazing, I would recommend something close to that. (Should have used it on that job) You can get old Canon glass for a deal and an adapter too. Take care an
Time lapse
by Stephen Smith 3 months ago
Just completed a fun Time-Lapse video that I thought turned out good, I hope you enjoy: http: vimeo.com 91439067#comment_11480226 Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Re: Time lapse
by Chris Tompkins 3 months ago
Nice job, looks great. Chris
Shooting aerial video from a helicopter
by Alex Ojeda 3 months ago
Hi, I will be shooting some aerial footage in a few weeks from now from a manned helicopter. This would be my first time shooting from it, so any tips, suggestions, do's and dont's would be greatly ap
Re: Shooting aerial video from a helicopter
by Chris Tompkins 3 months ago
shoot with the higher quality cam. shutter at double the frame rate and you'll be fine. Do you have a gyro mount Hand-held Chris
Open Restaurant Night Shoot
by Ali Quintana 4 months ago
Hi all. I have a hard job coming up. Shoot in an open air night time restaurant. Lots of warm practical lights agains an open air night background. Will fo this at 800 native iso on the BMCC. With a 5
Re: Open Restaurant Night Shoot
by Chris Tompkins 3 months ago
You're not getting any light from the night sky. Chris
70D vs. GH4
by Ryan Bales 4 months ago
So, since this is my first post, and I know the rules of most forums out there, here is a little bit about me: 1. I like shooting video 2. I like taking still photos 3. I am an amateur aspiring to cre
Re: 70D vs. GH4
by Chris Tompkins 3 months ago
For where you're at right now; I second the GH3 - amazing camera for your budget. Look up a couple GH3 shot clips. Chris
DVD Render problem!
by Soumendra Jena 3 months ago
Hi, I just finished my project on Premiere Pro CC and on export screen, select MPEG-2 DVD. clicked on queue and it opened Media Encoder. File processing started and finished. Now in the output folder,
Re: DVD Render problem!
by Chris Tompkins 3 months ago
Maybe the video button at the top got accidentally un-checked ... Chris
Cheap bag for transporting stands and gel rolls
by Mark Suszko 4 months ago
Probably not news to the pros here, but I found that a handy way to transport your lightweight light stands and rolls of window gel is with a baseball or softball fence bag. These are designed to hang
Re: Cheap bag for transporting stands and gel rolls
by Chris Tompkins 4 months ago
clever Chris
Difference in Component and Composite cables.
by John Mark 4 months ago
Hello CC, I have purchased the Intensity Shuttle for the purposes of outputting PAL video on a monitor. What analog signal for my HDTV will be best, component or composite cables Is there any differen
Re: Difference in Component and Composite cables.
by Chris Tompkins 4 months ago
Component signal is far superior to composite in all cases. Chris
Camera with wifi or camranger?
by Carlo Ferraro 4 months ago
After trying several bulb ramping devices for time lapse I decided to get back to change speed and Iso manually and edit on LRTimelapse, this time controlling the camera by wifi instead of moving sett
Re: Camera with wifi or camranger?
by Chris Tompkins 4 months ago
The Panny GH3 has wifi - fwiw Chris
Production Music
by Jon-Michael Brown 5 months ago
Can you guys please recommend a good resource or library for contemporary, good music. I'm doing a lot of instructional, corporate videos and I need something that can rest underneath narration yet gi
Re: Production Music
by Chris Tompkins 5 months ago
Check out beatsuite.com too. Chris
Moving project from fcp7
by Craig Johnson 6 months ago
I have been using fcp7 since it came out but realize all my work arounds will only continue to get more aggravating. I have a very long project I have picking away at for a year. It's done and Compres
Re: Moving project from fcp7
by Chris Tompkins 5 months ago
After you unlink the clip you can not delete the audio track Weird. Trash prefs Repair permissions Reboot Copy the edit and paste into new sequence Chris
2 HPX 170 questions
by Jack Niedenthal 6 months ago
1) when I shoot 1080i 60 and then output it as an H264 file it comes out as 29.67 fps. Shouldn't is be 60 fps as I have the settings on FCP to look at the first clip and set that as the frame rate 2)
Re: 2 HPX 170 questions
by Chris Tompkins 6 months ago
1080i 60i is 60 fields per second or 29.97 FPS. 1080i 30p is 29.97 FPS. The 170 is not that great in low light, you gotta bump up the gain, keep the shutter at 1 60. Chris
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Awesome behind the scenes look at the TV operation for the Super Bowl
by Mark Suszko 6 months ago
http: www.theverge.com 2013 11 25 5143794 inside-production-fox-sports-nfl-video
Re: Awesome behind the scenes look at the TV operation for the Super Bowl
by Chris Tompkins 6 months ago
Great stuff, thanks for posting. Chris
Let's play "Bid This Crazy Edit Job" Give me your hypothetical price?
by Karen McCrocklin 6 months ago
Just for fun, here's an edit job that I'm currently working on. I'm dying to know what any editors out there would quote for the job. After working on this for months I am fantasizing about the bill t
Re: Let's play "Bid This Crazy Edit Job" Give me your hypothetical price?
by Karen McCrocklin 6 months ago
After 20 years as a self employed editor I have learned only one thing. If my price is too high, your job is not for me. :)
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Field monitor suggestions
by Troy Vaupel 6 months ago
I'm looking to purchase a field monitor for use with my HPX-170. I do heavy retail work in the automotive field, so something sturdy would be a necessity. I'm always hesitant to trust reviews on retai
Re: Field monitor suggestions
by Chris Tompkins 6 months ago
FSI Monitors are top-notch. Their field monitors are a little on the heavy side but are solid and quality. Chris
Exporting in 1920 x 1080 vs 1080 x 720
by Lance Thompson 7 months ago
I am shooting footage in 24p on a Panasonic HVX 200. I delivered the finished product in 1080 x 720 initially (264) but they said it looked grainy and asked for it to be delivered in 1920 x 1080. I di
Re: Exporting in 1920 x 1080 vs 1080 x 720
by Chris Tompkins 6 months ago
Nobody said anything about full raster Tom. We knows DVCPROHD is a thin raster format. The 200 shoots 1080p. You can export to a 1920x1080 file just fine with that. Chris
To deinterlace or not to deinterlace when transcoding footage?
by Andy Jarvis 6 months ago
I am confused by deinterlacing and would love an answer from someone who knows what they're talking about. I have just finished editing a documentary. It was shot on a DSLR Panasonic GH3, so it's HD 1
Re: To deinterlace or not to deinterlace when transcoding footage?
by Chris Tompkins 6 months ago
Well, Your footage was not interlaced to start. Would the "deinterlace" option do anything to progressive footage I'm not sure it would but don't know for a fact. Bring in a clip raw, render it and co
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audio issue with Sennheiser mics and HPX170
by Jack Niedenthal 7 months ago
I was filming the other night with 2 sets of the Sennheiser ew 100-ENG G3 Wireless Clip-On Lavalier Microphone Sets. The mics and their bases were set to different frequencies and I used both 1 & 2 XL
Re: audio issue with Sennheiser mics and HPX170
by Chris Tompkins 7 months ago
For one, you should not be running Phantom Power to those mic receivers. Chris
Video shoot advice
by Scott Gaskin 8 months ago
Hi there, I am doing a video shoot next week for a person putting together online dog training videos. The studio is completely white. I am new to DSLR video and was reading up on good practice techni
Re: Video shoot advice
by Chris Tompkins 8 months ago
dog bark Chris
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HPX-170 Camera
by Chris Tompkins 8 months ago
For Sale up on Ebay right now: http: www.ebay.com itm HPX-170-Panasonic-Low-Hours-Video-Camcorder-AG-HPX170-Camera-3CCD-P2-HD- 111229048287 pt=Camcorders_Professional_Video_Cameras&hash=item19e5c495df
Record in HD while outputting SD-SDI?
by Jonathan Lang 9 months ago
I'm working with a HPX171E - I'm sure this is possible, but I just can't seem to find the right settings. Our BNC cables can't reliably transmit HD-SDI (I know... they'll be replaced soon) and so I wa
Re: Record in HD while outputting SD-SDI?
by Chris Tompkins 9 months ago
I'm sorry, I misunderstood, glad you made it work. Chris
Audio Not playing
by Chris Tompkins 9 months ago
Pr Sequence-AVCDHD Export to mpeg2 DVD Bring into encore, audio does not play, mpeg audio or wav, sometimes plays, burn to disc - no audio, so frustrating, were is the PRO in this app Chris
Shooting from helicopter with an DSLR
by Lykkelige Larsen 9 months ago
I see there is need to update the discussion about how arial shots from helicopters can be done using DSLR's. In my case I will either be using a 7d or a 5d and as I'm mostly working on low budgets re
Re: Shooting from helicopter with an DSLR
by Chris Tompkins 9 months ago
There is a small gyro, stands on the floor on a stick, real cheap to rent, will make your footage much better. Do it right. Chris
Choosing proper XLR Microphone Cables
by Christopher Hill 10 months ago
I'm trying to find good XLR cables to replace our aging and inefficient cables, but with the myriad of options available I'm becoming quickly overwhelmed. We shoot very frequently in areas where there
Re: Choosing proper XLR Microphone Cables
by Chris Tompkins 10 months ago
I second Canare cables. Chris
Mac Pro 1,1 with Blackmagic design
by Michael Fouther 10 months ago
I have a MacPro 1,1 (2008) which works with both FCP 7 & FCP X. The new issue that formed regarding the use of a Sony JH-3 Deck that I'll use to in-guest our HDCAM tapes into FCP to perform our online
Re: Mac Pro 1,1 with Blackmagic design
by Chris Tompkins 10 months ago
The Decklink Studio card will work in that mac, it will come with machine control, it will have SDI in and out. Chris
Cool stock music for accounting and other hip subjects
by jim brodie 10 months ago
Hi folks, I'm looking for new sources of reasonably priced music for a series of five minute corporate profiles I'm doing. I've used an excellent source called Premiumbeat.com but would like to search
Re: Cool stock music for accounting and other hip subjects
by Chris Tompkins 10 months ago
Mark Suszko "SonicFire Pro 5 here" Hey Mark, Are you paying for each track used with this Downloaded demo and it looks like you add to cart each track you work on Chris
Corporate B roll suggestions
by Mark Alexander 10 months ago
I have been doing shoots for law firms lately that basically consists of the attorney telling the viewer about the firm. Nothing new under the sun here but that is the problem. I have no desire to see
Re: Corporate B roll suggestions
by Chris Tompkins 10 months ago
It's a good question, there is only so much variety in an office. Maybe; more energy in the music for the edit, with shorter cuts, Have a wide,medium and close of the guy on cam to help keep it moving
C300 1080 59.94i / 720 59.94P Importing Problems
by Travis Marshall 1 year ago
I received a drive with footage shot on the c300 at various frame rates for different purposes. The footage shot 1080 23.98 imports fine into Premiere and Final Cut. The footage shot 720 59.94P import
Re: C300 1080 59.94i / 720 59.94P Importing Problems
by Chris Tompkins 11 months ago
60 fields is 30 frames - to use round numbers. 60p on the other hand is 60 frames. Chris
anyone knowing the real impact of compressed raw 12 stops in the blackmagic production 4k ?
by Evans BriceƱo 11 months ago
I'm stuck to decide wich will be the better choice between the original BCCM vs the Production 4K. does someone have any new knowlege about the real performance in low light and Dynamic range with the
Re: anyone knowing the real impact of compressed raw 12 stops in the blackmagic production 4k ?
by Chris Tompkins 11 months ago
59.94i. or. 60i. Is NOT 60 FPS That's 60 fields or 30 frames Chris
Lightweight, portable media storage
by Kevin Prange 12 months ago
I m an in-house and one-man-band media producer in a corporate office. I shoot using a Panasonic AG-HMC150, recording on 32GB SDHC cards. Once finished with a card, I copy the file structure to both a
Re: Lightweight, portable media storage
by Chris Tompkins 12 months ago
If you want to off-load the media in the field you need the laptop right The HPX series panny's will off-load from camera to USB drive, no comp. needed. Don't think the HCM does that. Chris
Grading and Comparing Black Magic Pocket ProRes Files - Part II
by Paul Prinz 12 months ago
https: vimeo.com 72049588 Some more files from the Black Magic Pocket Camera. We have decided to use Final Cut X for grading because we want to know how to get some useful pictures in a short time wit
Re: Grading and Comparing Black Magic Pocket ProRes Files - Part II
by Chris Tompkins 12 months ago
Nice job! Chris
Moving on from Graid Drives
by Greg Ball 12 months ago
I've been using Graids for many many years. They work great with my Mac Pro and also my Esata card. Now it seems like Graid no longer is selling these drives. What are comparable drive to move over to
Re: Moving on from Graid Drives
by Chris Tompkins 12 months ago
Sorry, I guess I misunderstood. From what I see you still can buy g-raid stuff: http: www.g-technology.com products g-speed-es But, there are many, many raid boxes on the market that are eSata compati
Wireless Microphone (Lav) System Suggestions Needed
by John Taylor 1 year ago
Hello, Have a need for a wireless lav setup for a DSLR shoot (Canon 60D). Anything decent in the 2 to $300 range Thanks in advance. John
Re: Wireless Microphone (Lav) System Suggestions Needed
by Chris Tompkins 12 months ago
This comes up all the time in a few forums. There is no wireless audio worth your time under $600. Sennheiser G3 series is the bottom. http: www.bhphotovideo.com c search ci=1&N=4291226455+4291086004
Which type of jib should I rent?
by travis heberling 1 year ago
Hello everyone! I have a gig coming up in Irvine California creating a video similar to this one: https: www.youtube.com watch v=K6kjl3zOtJU&list=WLEC2F82EE5744794D We want to incorporate some cool sw
Re: Which type of jib should I rent?
by Chris Tompkins 1 year ago
The only 2 shots that tilt are at :17 & 1:19. The perspective doesn't change; I'd guess it was shot 4K and simply a digital move. I agree with Steve, looks like a move on a still. The rest is just til
Upscaling a 2.5k image on the BMCC
by Alexander Nilsen 1 year ago
Hi guys, If I were to upscale the 2.5K image of the BMCC RAW to be eqiuvalent to 1080p would it be correct to say I would scale it 44% I took 1080 divided into 2432 = 0,444 44% For example if I want t
Re: Upscaling a 2.5k image on the BMCC
by Chris Tompkins 1 year ago
The Warp Stabilizer in AE is great also. Chris


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